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William L. “Billy” Kolm

William “Billy” Lee Kolm, 90, of Cedar Rapids, passed away from pneumonia on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016 at the Boone County Health Center in Albion. Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids with Rev. Brian Ketelsen officiating. Interment followed in Sunset Cemetery at Cedar Rapids with military rites conducted by American Legion Post 44 of Cedar Rapids. Levander Funeral Home in Cedar Rapids was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Gerald ‘Sonny’ Marker

Gerald L. “Sonny” Marker of Columbus died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016 at the Columbus Community Hospital. Funeral service was held Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Columbus. Interment was at All Saints Cemetery in Columbus with military honors by American Legion Hartman Post 84 Honor Guard. McKown Funeral Home in Columbus was in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to St. Bonaventure Church.

Thomas Harder

Thomas Harder passed away at home in Indio, CA on Jan. 4, 2016 with his family by his side. There will be a memorial service and celebration of his life at St. Francis of Assisi, La Quinta, on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 at 1 p.m. with a gathering immediately following at his home. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Tom can be given to the American Heart Association.

Katie Clara Kramer

Katie Clara Kramer, 66, daughter of Walter Harold Kramer and Joyce Lorraine (Bruhn) Kramer, was born Dec. 8, 1949 in Newman Grove. She married Aldon Hoxie, and they were divorced. Memorial services will be held Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 at the Erath County Cowboy Church with Rev. Werth Mayes officiating. Memorials may be made to the Erath County Cowboy Church.Arrangements were by Lacy Funeral Home in Stephenville, TX. Online condolences can be made at

August ‘Augie’ C. Stromberg

August “Augie” C. Stromberg, 74, of Central City, formerly of Albion, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha as the result of complications from a fall. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Albion with Rev. David Frerichs officiating. Burial will follow at the Main Cemetery near Belgrade. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service at Levander Funeral Home in Albion. Levander Funeral is in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at