Obituaries

George Kerbs
B: 1925-11-07
D: 2017-02-17
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Kerbs, George
Michael Kello
B: 1966-07-16
D: 2017-02-17
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Kello, Michael
Ruth Melco
B: 1926-01-13
D: 2017-02-14
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Melco, Ruth
Audrey Swanson
B: 1927-03-31
D: 2017-02-12
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Swanson, Audrey
Jean Svedberg
B: 1935-08-21
D: 2017-02-07
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Svedberg, Jean
Anna Panzica
B: 1922-07-26
D: 2017-02-06
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Panzica, Anna
Judith Gremer
B: 1957-04-01
D: 2017-02-02
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Gremer, Judith
Grace Wesley
B: 1924-05-05
D: 2017-01-27
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Wesley, Grace
Zygmunt Lachecki
B: 1926-08-22
D: 2017-01-25
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Lachecki, Zygmunt
Mae Froehlke
B: 1927-01-01
D: 2017-01-25
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Froehlke, Mae
Barbara Buikema
B: 1932-06-23
D: 2017-01-22
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Buikema, Barbara
Nelle Terborg
B: 1918-01-14
D: 2017-01-18
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Terborg, Nelle
Jeanette Bultena
B: 1926-05-17
D: 2017-01-18
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Bultena, Jeanette
Betty Waddicar
B: 1925-02-03
D: 2017-01-16
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Waddicar, Betty
Christine Slobodzian
B: 1920-12-20
D: 2017-01-15
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Slobodzian, Christine
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

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A memorial service can be held in a church, the funeral home or a community hall, or somewhere of importance to the deceased and family. There is usually music, selected readings, and a eulogy. Memorial services can be further personalized as a celebration-of-life.

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