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Richard "Rick" Alan Rote - December 9, 2014

Richard "Rick" Alan Rote, age 67, of Albia passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2014, under the care of Hospice of Central Iowa at his home in Albia. Rick was born June 1, 1947 in Tehachapi, California to Scott and Bulla (Cawley) Rote. He graduated High School in California. On November 27, 1992 he married Lori Hunt in Oskaloosa. They shared 22 years of marriage before Rick's passing. Rick worked as a dry wall installer as well as...

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John P. Knowles - December 7, 2014

John P. Knowles, 91, of Albia, formerly of Melrose, passed away Sunday, December 7, 2014, at the Monroe Care Center in Albia. John was born July 17, 1923, to Mike and Julia (Navin) Knowles in Melrose, Iowa. He was a graduate of Melrose High School, class of 1941. John was united in marriage to Lois Fitzpatrick on June 23, 1947, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Chariton, Iowa. They shared 67 years of marriage prior to...

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Mark Shehan - November 29, 2014

Mark Shehan, age 59 of Albia, passed away Saturday, November 29, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. Mark was born December 1, 1954, to William "Gene" and Mary (Dailey) Shehan in Albia. He grew up in Albia and graduated from Albia High School, class of 1973. Mark worked at the Albia Water Works and later worked at 3M in Knoxville. Mark was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Albia. He enjoyed being outdoors,...

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Rita Elizabeth Kalmes - November 27, 2014

Rita Elizabeth Beary Kalmes, 65, of Bentonville, Arkansas and native of Lovilia passed away Thursday, November 27th, 2014. She was born to Catherine Julia Knowles Beary and the late Martin Leo Beary in Albia on September 15, 1949. She was active in 4-H, graduated Albia High School and was a clothing and textiles graduate of Iowa State University where she met and later married her adoring husband of over 40 years, Gary Joseph Kalmes. ...

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Jack Pope - November 27, 2014

Jack Pope, age 84 of Lovilia, passed away on Thursday, November 27, 2014 at Oakwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Albia. Jack was born December 12, 1929 in Moline, Illinois to Jarrett and Nellie (Runnells) Pope. He attended school in Bussey and graduated from Bussey High School. Jack married Lillian Martin on August 2, 1952 in Reno, NV. To this union 7 children were born Charles, Vivian, Randy, David, Steven, Merle, and Terry. They...

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William "Bill" E. Johnson - November 24, 2014

William "Bill" E. Johnson, age 85, of Albia passed away Monday, November 24, 2014, at the Monroe Care Center in Albia. Bill was born July 14, 1929 in Monroe County to Ludwig and Sigrid (Carlson) Johnson. He graduated from the Albia High School with the class of 1947. After High School he attended Augustana College in Rock Island, IL. before attending a trade school in Florida for hotel management. Following his schooling he went to work...

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Kenneth "Kenny" C. Boswell - November 20, 2014

Kenneth Carl Boswell, age 65, passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014, at Monroe County Hospice. Kenny was born February 16, 1949 in Albia, Iowa to Wallace and Dorothy (Dicks) Boswell. He attended elementary school in Albia and Chariton, later graduated from Lincoln High School in Des Moines. He owned and operated his own seamless gutter business for most of his life. At a young age, Kenny enjoyed playing baseball, hunting and...

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Wesley "Wes" William Mino Goraczkowski - November 19, 2014

Wesley "Wes" William Mino Goraczkowski, 26, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at his home in Albia. Wes was born September 23, 1988, to John and Caren (Mino) Goraczkowski in Fairmont, Minnesota. Wes grew up and graduated from Albia High School in 2008. After High School He worked at Ragtime building mouse traps for Kness Manufacturing. Wes enjoyed watching baseball, being outdoors, going to Hardees for coffee, new shoes,...

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Larry "Animal" Thomas - November 12, 2014

Larry "Animal" E. Thomas, age 66, passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at the Golden Age Care Center in Centerville. Larry was born November 22, 1947 to Morgan and Ethel (Sandeen) Thomas in Monroe County. He attended the Albia High School. After high school, Larry attended college for auto body repair. On May 18, 1967 he married Marcella Doser in Ottumwa. To this union, two children were born, Jodi and Larry. Larry was an Iron...

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William "Bill" Van Polen, Jr. - November 6, 2014

William "Bill" Van Polen Jr, age 73, passed away Thursday, November 6, 2014, at his home in Eddyville. Bill was born March 19, 1941, to William Sr. and Laurel L. (Willett) Van Polen in Mahaska County, Iowa. Bill attended Fremont High School and graduated with the class of 1959. In 1960 Bill entered the Air Force and served for the 479 Tackfighter Wing until 1964. On September 18, 1965, he married Judith Ann Bloodsworth at the Christian...

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