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Obituaries 12.21.21

89 year old Merle Petersen of Blair died last week. He is survived by his wife, Joy, and children Cindy Steen, Curt Petersen, Cheryl Sacco, Shane Petersen, Sheila Martin and their families sisters Pauline Bahnke and Ellen Whitaker and sister in law Judy McMaster. Private family services will be held.

65 year old Chuck Blankenbeckler passed away December 16th. He is survived by Gail Dunning, Linda Caldwell, Lois Van Boening, Bob Blankenbeckler along with their spouses and children. Visitation is this evening at Campbell Aman from six to 8pm. The Funeral is tomorrow, 10:30 at First United Methodist Church of Blair.

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90 year old Mary McDaniel Hanks of Missouri Valley died Saturday. Visitation is Monday, December 27th from 9:30 to 10:30 at First Lutheran in Missouri Valley. The funeral follows at 10:30 also at the church.

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60 year old Russell Miller of Norfolk, formerly of Blair, passed away Saturday. He is survived by his wife Lori, their children Emily Jones, Amanda Roy, Amy Schultz, Elizabeth Furman, Matthew Miller - sisters Shelli Buresh and Tami Dunham, along with their spouses and children. Visitation is 4 to 7 this evening at Fouts in Dunlap, the Mass of Christian Burial is tomorrow, 11am at Saint Patrick Catholic Church in Dunlap, Iowa.

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