Obituaries

Betty Waddicar
B: 1925-02-03
D: 2017-01-16
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Waddicar, Betty
Shirley Phillips
B: 1929-06-10
D: 2017-01-14
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Phillips, Shirley
Lorraine Klotz
B: 1931-06-24
D: 2017-01-14
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Klotz, Lorraine
Chuck Wurl
B: 1935-01-07
D: 2017-01-13
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Wurl, Chuck
Martin Dorn
B: 1930-05-12
D: 2017-01-12
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Dorn, Martin
Jean Heinecke
B: 1924-03-15
D: 2017-01-12
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Heinecke, Jean
Roberta Ohlquist
B: 1944-02-04
D: 2017-01-09
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Ohlquist, Roberta
Mildred Janet Spencer
B: 1927-04-08
D: 2017-01-09
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Spencer, Mildred Janet
Betty Kinnas
B: 1943-05-25
D: 2017-01-07
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Kinnas, Betty
Robert Wall
B: 1961-09-24
D: 2017-01-06
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Wall, Robert
Helen Fry
B: 1923-02-01
D: 2017-01-06
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Fry, Helen
Charlotte Paulsen
B: 1935-12-09
D: 2017-01-04
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Paulsen, Charlotte
Dorothy Bruinius
B: 1937-03-12
D: 2017-01-04
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Bruinius, Dorothy
Herman Cress
B: 1931-05-02
D: 2017-01-02
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Cress, Herman
Gerald Wasilewski
B: 1934-05-13
D: 2017-01-01
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Wasilewski, Gerald
Margaret Day
B: 1929-11-06
D: 2016-12-31
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Day, Margaret
Valerie McCauley
B: 1960-03-18
D: 2016-12-29
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McCauley, Valerie
William Lubben
B: 1920-12-06
D: 2016-12-27
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Lubben, William
Norman Olson
B: 1935-09-23
D: 2016-12-26
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Olson, Norman
Nancy Novak
B: 1956-05-30
D: 2016-12-26
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Novak, Nancy
Amy Hale
B: 1975-06-26
D: 2016-12-26
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Hale, Amy

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