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Robert L. Watson

Robert L. Watson, 77, died Sunday, July 19, 2009 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, MS. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 23 at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home in Jackson. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 28 at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Albion. Fr. James Murphey officiated. Local arrangements were made by Levander Funeral Home.

Beverly P. VanDeWalle

Beverly P. VanDeWalle, 64, of Columbus, died on Sunday, July 26, 2009 at the Columbus Community Hospital in Columbus. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 29 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Albion. Rev. Larry Sydow officiated. Burial was held at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Albion.

Evan Henry Draeger

Evan Henry Draeger, 91, of Mitchell, SD died Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at Firesteel Healthcare Center. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Will Funeral Chapel. Burial will be held at Evergreen Cemetery, St. Edward, at a later time. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the Will Funeral Chapel.

Betty Jo Kolm

Betty Jo Kolm, 61, of Columbus died on July 20, 2009. A Celebration of Life service was held from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, July 26 at McKown Funeral Home, Columbus. Family interment was held in the Columbus Cemetery, Columbus. A private memorial service and interment will be held at a later date.

Pauline E. Donscheski

Pauline E. Donscheski, 93, of Albion, died on Friday, July 17, 2009 at Wolf Memorial Good Samaritan Home. Funeral services were held at  11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 21 at the  United Church of Christ (Congregational) in Albion. Revs. Ray and Mary Avidano officiated. Burial was held in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion.