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Nancy Derderian

Dec 04, 1939 - Dec 04, 2023

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Iowa City, IA

Nancy Marie (Sloat) Derderian, 84, passed away on Friday, December 1, 2023, at her home in Iowa City, Iowa. Nancy was born in Sterling, IL on January 14, 1939, to Rolla and Irene (Jaquet) Sloat. She grew up in Rock Falls, IL with her sister Delores (Gierhart) and brothers Darhal and Robert, and graduated from Rock Falls High School. She married John S. Derderian in 1968 and with him had three sons: Joseph, James, and Jeremy. For much of her life, Nancy worked variously and simultaneously as a ch...Read More

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Sandy Lee Kelley

Oct 08, 1949 - Feb 29, 2024

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Iowa City, IA

Sandy Lee Kelley, 74, of Fairfield, IA passed away on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2024 at the Eldon Assembly of God Church in Eldon, IA with Pastor John Cooper officiating.  Burial will be in the Iowaville Cemetery near Selma immediately following the service.  A visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at the Cranston Family Funeral Home in Fairfield with the family present to greet friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  Friends may leave online condolences at www.cranstonfamilyfuneralhome.com.A full obituary will follow when completed.

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Norman Phillip "Phil" Kelchen

Jul 01, 1943 - Feb 29, 2024

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Iowa City, IA

Norman Phillip "Phil" Kelchen, 80, of Monticello, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 Saturday morning, March 9, 2024, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Monticello with interment in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends may call after 9:00 to service time at the church. Father Paul Baldwin will officiate at the services. Goettsch Funeral Home has taken Phil and his family into their care. Thoughts, memories, and condolences may be left at www.goettschonline.com. In lieu of flowers, financial contributions can be made to the Monticello Volunteer Fire Department. Survivors include, sons Marv (Sandy), Ron (Shelly) and Mark Kelchen of Monticello; daughters Cheryl (Shane) Classen of Orion, IL, Cindy (Ryan) Stock of Cedar Rapids, IA, Christy (Chris) Arthur of Central City, IA. 14 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 2 on the way; brothers Bill (Dolores), John , Ben (Kor) Kelchen and a sister Ruth (Dick) Pasker; 3 beloved Sisters-in-laws and 1 Brother-in-law and many nieces and nephews.Phil was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Virginia; his parents; brothers Allen, Bob, Larry, Leroy (Lee), Charlie Kelchen; sisters Theresa Dullea, Betty DeRosia, Rita Kelchen; and two half-sisters Mary Eleanor Graessle and Katherine Mathews. Noman Phillip "Phil" Kelchen was born July 1, 1943, in Monticello, Iowa, the son of Al and Leona (Crowley) Kelchen. Phil was united in marriage to Virginia Ann Gudenkauf on October 13, 1962, at St Partrick’s Catholic Church in Ryan, Iowa. Phil started his career farming with his family and spent much of his life as a truck driver. He held positions in the construction trades and retired from Energy Manufacturing. He served on the Monticello Ambulance and was a Monticello Volunteer Fire Fighter for 12 years. Phil’s wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were the highlight of his life. He enjoyed gardening, camping, woodworking, fishing, bicycling, playing cards, and traveling with his wife and family. In addition, he enjoyed helping others and spending time with his friends. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Phillip "Phil" Norman Kelchen, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store. Memorial Donation

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John Albert Munoz

Jun 24, 1945 - Feb 29, 2024

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Iowa City, IA

John Albert Munoz, 78, of Fort Madison, IA was rendered his final salute at the VA Hospital in Iowa City, IA on February 29, 2024 following a long illness. He was surrounded by his children and grandchildren.John was a lifelong resident of Ft. Madison, born to Jose and Mecaela Munoz on June 24, 1945. He married Julie Atilano on October 9, 1967 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ft. Madison, where they were members until their deaths. John proudly and honorably served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He was employed at Midwest Packaging (later known as Burrows Paper Company) in Ft. Madison for 44 years.John was an avid sports fan, particularly of the Iowa Hawkeyes and Chicago Cubs. He coached Little League and Pony League teams in Ft. Madison for several years, spending uncountable hours at Victory Field and Ivanhoe Park. He loved his children fiercely, encouraging and supporting their efforts into adulthood, not content until he had all four of their college diplomas hanging on his “Wall of Fame.” That love and support was extended to his grandchildren in his later years.John is survived by four children: Denise (Brendan) Tebbs of Bonaparte, IA, John Jr. of Ft. Madison, IA, Marty (Wendy) of Davenport, IA, and Tammy (Tad) Hulst of Iowa City, IA; seven grandchildren - Kendyl, Rebecca, Alex, Justin, Ryan, Kellen and Kayla; his brothers, Felix (Stella) Munoz of Newton, IA, Jesse (Patricia) Munoz of Parkville, MO; & nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother, two nephews, Mario and Michael Munoz and his wife of 54 years, Julie.John’s family would like to recognize the professionalism of the Iowa City VA Hospital Intensive Care and Palliative Care Units, whose care and compassion were of great comfort to John and his family during his final days. They would also like to recognize Fr. Damian Ilokaba, who prayed with John and his family every day at the hospital and performed John’s Last Rites, as well as Chaplain Randy Langner, the VA Clinical Chaplain.The Munoz family will host a visitation for John from 9:30-11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 4, 2024 at King-Lynk funeral home in Fort Madison, IA. A memorial service will follow immediately thereafter with Father Dan Dorau officiating. Afterwards, family and friends are invited to attend a brief interment ceremony at Oakland Cemetery in Fort Madison. Online condolences may be left at www.kinglynk.comIn lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in John’s memory to PAW Animal Shelter of Ft. Madison. PAW was instrumental in placing John’s beloved canine companion, Alfie, with him, with whom he shared the last six months of his life.https://www.pawfortmadison.com/donate/

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Ethel Burnice Sedore

Sep 10, 1964 - Feb 27, 2024

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Iowa City, IA

Ethel Burnice Sedore, 59, of Keosauqua, IA passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City.  As were her wishes, her body has been cremated.  A celebration of her life will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at the Living Hope Bible Church in Eldon, IA with Pastor Mark Clark officiating.  A visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. and last until the time of service.  Burial will be held at a later date in the Fiedler Cemetery near Eldon.  Memorial contributions in Ethel's honor may be directed to the Fiedler Cemetery Associations.  Friends may leave online condolences at www.cranstonfamilyfuneralhome.com.A full obituary will follow when completed.

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Hollie Joe Ray

Oct 15, 1962 - Feb 25, 2024

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Iowa City, IA

Hollie Joe Ray, 59, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Sunday, February 25, 2024 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. Hollie was born October 15, 1962 in Kirksville, Missouri, to Emmett and Edith (Dorman) Ray. He was united in marriage on November 17, 1980 in Kirksville to Carol Atkin, who survives. He enjoyed fishing, playing with grandkids, going on road trips and being outside. He loved his motorcycle and riding with his dog, Dixie. He is also survived by two step-sons, Eric and Justin Connelison of Kirksville; two step-daughters, Bridget Hatter of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Ashley Downer of Kirksville; two brothers, Emmett Ray Jr. of Quincy, Illinois, and Buster Ray of Quincy, Illinois; one sister, Mickie Rice of Quincy, Illinois; eighteen grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Hollie was preceded in death by his parents and four sisters: Joyce, Cathy, Connie, and Flora. It was his wish to be cremated with a celebration of life held at a later date.

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Lonnie J. Herbert

Jun 27, 1969 - Feb 28, 2024

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Iowa City, IA

Mr. Lonnie J. Herbert, 54, of Ft. Madison, died Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.Born June 27, 1969, in Canton, Illinois, he was the son of Jerry Lee and Linda Carol (Cattron) Herbert.He was a graduate of New London High School in 1987 and attended 1 year at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, Iowa.On November 5, 2011 he married Teresa Calvert in Crapo Park. They later divorced but remained good friends.Lonnie worked for 10 years in the warehouse at Federal Mogul. He was the current Vice President of the UAW Local 1237. He was an avid reader and especially enjoyed Stephen King novels. Lonnie played frisbee golf and liked to cook. He was known for his cheesecakes.Survivors include his mother, Linda (Clarence) Mitchell of West Burlington; brother Jamie (Cheryl) Herbert of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; niece Arya Herbert; step-brother Mike Mitchell of Keosauqua, Iowa; step-sister Jill Holt of Georgetown, Illinois; paternal grandmother Bette Herbert of Kahoka, Missouri and aunts and cousins.He was preceded in death by his father, maternal grandparents and paternal grandfather.The Celebration of Life for Lonnie will be 10:30am to 12:30pm, Thursday, March 7th at Lunning Chapel. A luncheon will follow at Machinist Hall in Middletown. Inurnment will be at Wiley Cemetery in Ellisville, Illinois at a later dateAccording to his wishes, cremation has been accorded and entrusted to the care of Lunning Chapel

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Alexis Jae Gonzalez

Nov 07, 1998 - Feb 26, 2024

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Iowa City, IA

Alexis “Lexi” Jae Gonzalez, 25, of Atkins, passed away on February 26, 2024, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Celebration of Life gathering will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2024, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Cedar Rapids, located at 2121 Bowling Street SW. Private family inurnment will be at a later date.Alexis was born November 7, 1998, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Jeffrey and Jennifer (Hall) Gonzalez. She graduated from Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School, and later earned a degree in Cosmetology at Capri College. Lexi was currently employed at Cost Cutters in Marion. She enjoyed the outdoors, visiting zoos and aquariums, being with her friends and family, especially her “grandma” Stoneman.Lexi is survived by her fiancé Maxwell Keys; mother Jennifer Gonzalez; father Jeffrey Gonzalez; her brothers Jobe and Mathias Gonzalez; sister-in-law Megan Keys and her daughter Charlie Lown; her grandparents; as well as her aunts, uncles and cousins.She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents Maurice and Marcia Stoneman and her grandparents Agustin and Janice Gonzalez.In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family.To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Alexis "Lexi" Jae Gonzalez, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Valdean Lembke

Jan 01, 1935 - Feb 27, 2024

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Iowa City, IA

Valdean “Val” Lembke, 88, longtime accounting professor at the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa, died Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 2, 2024, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Iowa City. Visitation will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2024, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Please check back for the complete obituary.

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Merri C. Hainline

Dec 24, 1959 - Feb 11, 2024

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Iowa City, IA

Merri C. Hainline, 64, a resident of Fairfield, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2024 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. There will be no services held at this time. Memorials may be made to the family. Behner Funeral Home in Fairfield is assisting the family. Merri was born December 24, 1959 in Keosauqua, the daughter of Bruce and Marie (Overlander) Hainline. Merri worked in manufacturing, and as a nurse’s aid. She enjoyed watching movies with her family. Those left to honor her memory include her children, Brandon (Josie) Hainline, Amber Timmons, Drew Timmons-Hainline, Jaiden Hainline, and Emily Hainline; grandchildren, Bailey and Paxten; two great-grandchildren; her mother, Marie Hainline; sisters, Linda (Carl) Sweatman and Melody Unkrich; and brother, Steve (Sandy) Hainline. She was preceded in death by her father.

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Norma Lee Bauman

Jul 27, 1956 - Feb 12, 2024

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Iowa City, IA

Norma Lee Bauman, 67, a resident of Fairfield, passed away Monday, February 12, 2024 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Per Norma’s wishes, she will be cremated. A Celebration of Life for family and friends will be held on March 3, 2024, from 1-3 p.m. at the Fairfield VFW. Memorials may be made to Noah’s Ark Animal Foundation. Behner Funeral Home in Fairfield is assisting the family. Norma was born July 27, 1956 in Centerville, Iowa, the daughter of Harold R. and Alice Mae (Burlingmair) Bauman. Norma served in the Army in the early 1980s. Norma enjoyed meeting people through work with insurance agents in Oklahoma, Colorado, and Fairfield, as a staff member of Fairfield motels, as a member of the Fairfield Library staff, and most recently, as the event coordinator of the McElhinny House in Fairfield. She enjoyed riding motorcycles, riding in Lee Morton’s classic cars, and "pet sitting" for friends. Those left to honor her memory include her sisters, Joan (Kenneth) McKee of Fairfield and Mary Biggs of Fairfax Station, Virginia; nieces, nephews, and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Kenneth Bauman, and brother, James Bauman, who died in infancy.

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