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Douglas "Whitey" Metz

Douglas "Whitey" Metz, 60, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Friday, April 23, 2021, at Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids. Visitation: 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, May 3, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids, with the funeral service to immediately follow at the funeral home. Burial: Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. All guests are respectfully requested to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Mary and Dennis Tappan Thorn

MARY THORNApril 16, 1944 - June 11, 2020DENNIS TAPPAN THORNJanuary 13, 1939 - April 10, 2021Mary Thorn, 76, peacefully entered Heaven on June 11, 2020, in Bakersfield. She was born April 16, 1944, in Vinton, Iowa. Mary was the third child out of four and leaves behind her only living sister Linda Sutherland (We all love you Aunt Linda). She left behind her spouse Dennis Thorn and their four children Rebecca, Debbie, Jeff, and Connie.
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Michael M. Wood

-Michael M. Wood, 72, went home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at UIHC, Iowa City, Iowa.Funeral services will be 11:00 am Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Palo United Methodist Church with Rev. John Howerton and Pastor Steve Pudinski officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 am until service time at the church on Saturday.

William Richard Huggins

William Richard Huggins, 85, of Atkins, Iowa, passed away on April 26, 2021, at the Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines.Bill led an incredibly full life. A loving husband, wise father, loyal brother, and proud grandfather, Bill was a wonderful storyteller. Whether it was sitting among family and friends or fishing with anyone willing to join along, his keen mind and quick wit entertained multiple generations.

Lawrence "Larry" McDonald

Lawrence "Larry" McDonald passed away on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown, at the age of 87.He is survived by three children, Kevin of Burns, Wyoming, Shawn of Cedar Rapids and Michelle (Shelly) and husband Donald Tuttle of Urbana/Center Point; five grandchildren, Beth, Joshua, Dustin, Nicole and Daren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rita (Elliott) Driscoll of Williamsburg and Margaret Yates of Sigourney; and a sister-in-law, Pauline McDonald of Cedar Rapids.

Patricia "Patti" Emma Ehmsen

Patricia "Patti" Emma Ehmsen, 77, died at The Bird House-Hospice Home on Saturday, April 24, 2021 She fought a courageous battle against cancer since November 2020.The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the caregivers of Iowa City Hospice and the Bird House-Hospice Home of Johnson County.A gathering to celebrate Patti's life will be held from 4 to 7 p.

Barbara G. (Sherman) Boyles

Barbara G. (Sherman) Boyles, age 78, died at her Urbana home surrounded by her loving family on Monday, April 26, 2021..Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM, Thursday, April 29, 2021 at the Phillips Funeral Home Chapel (212 E. 6th Street) in Vinton.  Private interment will be held at Urbana Memorial Cemetery.  Visitation will follow the funeral service from 3:30 until 6:30 PM on Thursday.

KEVIN L. KILER

KEVIN L. KILERRowleyPlay Ball!!! April 21, 2021, the barefoot boy from Brandon/OBI, was called up to play centerfield for Heaven's Yankees.Kevin Lytell Kiler was born May 13, 1957, to Lytell and Barbara (Bowers) Kiler. He grew up in Brandon, Iowa, where he mowed lawns, baled hay and could be foundplaying ball at the park with his brothers and the Dudley boys.

Brent Lee Willcoxson

Brent Lee Willcoxson, 61, of Urbana, Iowa, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 24, 2021, at the Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha, Iowa. Per Brent's wishes, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of his Life will be held at a later date. Private inurnment will take place in Bloomfield Cemetery, Bloomfield, Iowa. Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Marion is assisting the family.

Tom J. Sima Jr.

Tom J. Sima Jr., 67, passed away January 16, 2021.Born Sept. 9, 1953, in Center Point, Iowa, as one of four boys, he graduated from Vinton High School. After working for Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids following high school, he continued his career in South Florida, later returning to Marengo to run one of the two family Goodyear Tire stores. In later years, Tom joined other family members in the Indianapolis area, where he was living at his time of death.
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