May 7 funeral announcements

Services for a Nashua man, 82 year old Gerald Vanderwerf, are Monday at 11am at Nashua United Methodist church. Burial in Oak Hill cemetery. Friends may call an hour before services at the church. Hugeback Johnson funeral home-Olson chapel is handling the arrangements.

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Memorial services for a Waterloo woman, 95 year old Helen Barth, are Tuesday at 11am at the Good Shepherd Chapel at Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community in Waverly. Burial in Helper Lutheran cemetery in Hesper at a later date. Friends may call starting at 10:30am Tuesday. Kaiser Corson funeral home in Waverly is in charge of arrangements.

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Services for a Charles City woman, 92 year old Florene Johnson, are Tuesday at 10:30am at Trinity United Methodist church. Burial at Sunnyside Memory Gardens in rural Charles City. Visitation is 5-7pm Monday at Hauser Weishaar funeral home in Charles City, and an hour before services at the church.

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A Cresco man, 69 year old John Langreck, died Wednesday. A public visitation will be held Tuesday, 4pm to 7pm at Heritage Events Center in Cresco. Private burial at a later date.
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May 6 funeral announcements

Services for a Fredericksburg man, 67 year old LaVern Kammeyer, are Saturday at 11am at Hillcrest Baptist and Brethern Chuch in Fredericksburg. Burial in Rose Hill cemetery. Friends may call 4-8pm Friday at Hugeback Johnson funeral home in Fredericksburg and an hour before services at the church.

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Services for an Edgewood man, 31 year old Jordan Cabalka, are Monday at 10:30am at St. Mark Catholic church in Edgewood. Burial in the church cemetery. Visitation is 2-7pm Sunday at the church, with a 6:30pm scripture service. There willl be no public visitation on Monday, before the service.

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Memorial services for a Waukon woman, 99 year old Eleanor O'Neill, are Wednesday at 11am at Immaculate Conception Wexford Catholic church in rural Lansing. Burial in the church cemetery. Friends may call 4-7pm Tuesday at Martin Grau funeral home in Waukon.

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Services for an Independence woman, 86 year old Joy Saunders, are Friday at 10:30am at White funeral home in Independence Burial in Mt. Hope cemetery. Visitation is 4-7pm Thursday at the funeral home.

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Services for a Postville man, 60 year old Larry Barker, are Monday at 11am at Redeemer Lutheran church in West Union. Burial in West Union Cemetery. Visitation is 2-6pm Sunday at Burnham Wood Grau funeral home in West Union and an hour before services at the church.
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Small Town Iowa: Matchstick Marvels Museum in Gladbrook

Don't miss out on what people from all around the world have come to see. The museum is located at 319 2nd Street in Gladbrook. Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 1:00pm to 5:00pm, or by appointment.

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