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Rita Zaruba

Rita Zaruba, 87, died Thursday, Sept. 26 at her son’s home in Clarks. Services were held Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 at St. Peters Catholic Church in Fullerton with Father Richard Whiteing officiating. Burial was at St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Cedar Rapids. Palmer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Shane M. Thome

Shane M. Thome 30, of Albion, NE, formerly of Spalding, NE, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 as a result of injuries sustained from a motor vehicle accident near Albion. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Spalding with Fr. Don Buhrman and Fr. James Murphy officiating. Interment followed at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery. Dolce-Scheef Mortuary of Spalding was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com. Memorials can be made to Spalding Academy Endowment in memory of Shane Thome.

Maynard L. Pelster

Maynard L. Pelster, Jr., 61, of Cedar Rapids, NE, passed away Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 at Bryan Medical Center-West in Lincoln, NE. A Memorial Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Inurnment will follow at the parish cemetery. Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin was in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.

Paul Robert Smith

Paul Robert Smith, 88, formerly of Cedar Rapids, NE, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at San Leandro Hospital in San Leandro, CA. Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at the United Methodist Church of Cedar Rapids with Rev. Vern Olson officiating. Interment followed at Sunset Cemetery at Cedar Rapids with Military Rites conducted by the Dan Cox American Legion Post 44 of Cedar Rapids. Levander Funeral Home of Cedar Rapids was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.

Lucille M. Figgner

Lucille M. Figgner, 82, of Albion, NE, passed away Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at the Boone County Health Center in Albion. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church of Albion with Fr. Stan Schmit officiating. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery at Primrose. Levander Funeral Home of Albion is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.

Ruth Draeger

Ruth Draeger, 92, died Sept. 10, 2013 at Bethany on 42nd in Fargo, ND. Internment service will be held at 1 p.m. on Oct. 5, 2013 at Evergreen Cemetery in St. Edward. Refreshments and fellowship will follow at the St. Edward Methodist Church. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to your local Hospice (www.hospicenet.org) in Ruth’s name.

Bernard J. Meyer

Bernard J. Meyer 84, of Spalding, NE, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 at Cloverlodge Care Center in St. Edward, NE. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church of Spalding with Fr. Don Buhrman, Fr. James Murphy, Msgr. Ralph Steffensmeier and Fr. Joe Hannappel officiating. Interment followed at St. Michaels Catholic Cemetery. Dolce-Scheef Mortuary in Spalding was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com. Memorials can be made to the Bernard and Jean Meyer St. Michael’s endowment fund.

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