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John Leroy Kellner, 63

John Leroy Kellner, age 63 of Charles City, passed away Feb. 11, 2021, at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Mary’s Campus in Rochester, Minnesota after a short battle with cancer. 

Robert James Martin, 78

Robert James Martin, age 78 of Rochester, Minnesota, and formerly of New Hampton, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, at his home surrounded by his wife and children. 

Lloyd A. Drewelow, 79

Lloyd A. Drewelow, age 79, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021 at New Hampton Nursing and Rehab Center in New Hampton, with his family by his side.

Karla Kae Beckman, 65

Karla Kae Beckman, age 65 of Parkersburg, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, at her home surrounded by her family after a hard-fought battle with cancer.

William “Bill” Orthaus, 78

William “Bill” Orthaus, age 78, of Ionia, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family.

Edward "Eddie" Throndson, 87

Edward "Eddie" Throndson, age 87 of Lawler,  died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo.

Richard J. Gerber, 75

Richard J. Gerber, age 75 of Ionia,  passed away on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021 at his home.

Joseph William Cook, 84

Joseph William Cook, 84, of Center Point, passed away on Saturday, Jan.

Francis Hotchkiss, 80

Francis Hotchkiss, age 80, of Salinas, California and formerly of North Washington, passed away at his home in Salinas.

Albert A. Hartmann, 86

Albert A. Hartmann, age 86 of New Hampton, passed away on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 at MercyOne North Iowa with his family by his side. 

Diann Swestka, 81

Diann Swestka, age 81, of Cresco, died on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, at Evans Memorial Home of Cresco. 

Gary E. Miller, 80

Gary E. Miller, 80, of Shell Rock, passed away early Wednesday morning, Jan. 27, 2021, at UnityPoint Health - Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo.

Virginia Lea Blietz-Kotz, 95

Virginia Lea Blietz-Kotz, age 95 of Marshalltown, formerly of New Hampton, passed away on Jan. 24, 2021, at Accura HealthCare in Marshalltown. 

Sandra Remley Niemeyer, 80

Sandra Remley Niemeyer was born July 25, 1940 at New Hampton, the daughter of Wilbert R. and Irene (Perske) Remley. She was educated at the Maple Grove country school near Nashua and graduated from Nashua High School in 1959.

Larry Gruenberg, 62

Larry Gruenberg, age 62 of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, at MercyOne New Hampton Medical Center.

Virgil Eugene Truman

Virgil Eugene Truman of Waterloo, formerly of Waucoma, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 at his home, tenderly cared for by his family and Care Initiatives Hospice.

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