Marjorie (Marge) Goldcamp, 101, of Marion, passed away on Friday, May 28, 2021, at her daughter’s home in Marion with her family by her side. A Celebration of Marjorie’s Life will take place at a later date in Ashland, Ky.

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

Zepha Mae Turner, 82, of Marion, Iowa, passed away on Friday, May 28, 2021, at the Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha. In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family graveside service will be held at Oak Shade Cemetery, Marion, at a later…

Dennis “Denny” Walter Wright, 77, of Marion, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at his home surrounded by his loving family. A Memorial Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at First Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, conducted by Pastors Steve…

Robert “Bob” Joseph Stone, 90, of Marion Iowa, died Sunday, May 9, 2021. In accordance with his wishes, cremation will take place. Due to the pandemic restrictions, a private memorial service for family will be held at First Presbyterian Church, Marion, Iowa. Inurnment will follow at Oak Sha…

Vivian E. Gorman of Marion passed away on June 11. As per Vivians wishes, private graveside services will be held at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.

Estol R. Jip Fleming, 89, of Marion, passed away on Saturday, April 25, at The Views Senior Living in Marion. Per state and federal guidance on gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family will not be having services for the public at this time. A private family service, officiated by Pastor Mike Morgan, will be held with burial at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery in Cedar Rapids. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Marion is assisting the family.

HaroldEdwinCrutchley, 92, of Marion, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 22, at Linn Manor Care Center in Marion. Due to state and federal guidance on gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family will not be having a public memorial at this time. A private family graveside service will be held at Blodgett Cemetery in Central City. Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Marion is assisting the family.

Milton Bert Arnold, 94, of Marion, passed away Saturday, April 4, at St. Lukes Hospital in Cedar Rapids, due to a brief illness. A private family graveside service and burial will take place at Prairie Chapel Cemetery in Marion. A public memorial service will be held at a later date. Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Marion is assisting the family.

Gary M. Arp was born Nov. 15, 1934 to Adolph and Betty nee Kolls Arp both now deceased at rural Lake Park. He was baptized and confirmed into the Christian faith at Trinity Lutheran Church, Sioux Valley Township, Minnesota. He graduated from Sioux Valley Township High School in 1953.

Judy E. (Foote) Dicken, of 1330 Cardinal Drive, Marion, passed away after a short battle with cancer, on Wednesday, April 1, in her home surrounded with love from her family. She was 82.

Richard Dick Abernathy passed away at age 82 on Feb. 20, at his home, as was his wishes, with Wanda by his bedside.

Paul Allan Draper, of Marion, Iowa, passed away Thursday, Feb. 6, at Ed & Joan Hemphill Hospice Unit within St. Lukes Hospital in Cedar Rapids. In agreement with his wishes, cremation has taken place. The family will greet friends from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Marion. A Memorial Service celebrating Pauls life will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, at the First Presbyterian Church in Marion, with Reverend Terry Purvis-Smith officiating. A private family committal service will take place at a later date at Oak Shade Cemetery in Marion.

Betty Jean Kircher, 93, passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2019 at St. Lukes Hospice in Cedar Rapids.

Loyd Martin, 91, of Marion, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, at his home in rural Marion surrounded by his family following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Family greeted friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, January 2, at Prairie Chapel United Methodist Church rural Marion. A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, at the Church conducted by Reverends Jon Moss and Daryl Martin. Burial followed at Prairie Chapel Cemetery, Marion. Arrangements by Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion.

Marilyn Jean Schlotterback, 78, of Marion, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019. In agreement with her wishes, cremation has taken place. A visitation was held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. A celebration of Marilyns life was held immediately following the visitation at 11 a.m. on Saturday, at the funeral home, conducted by Certified Celebrant, Amy Hart. A private family burial took place at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

William E. Bill Gruber, of Marion, passed away Dec. 21, 2019, at St. Lukes Hospital, surrounded by his family. The family greeted friends from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marion, officiated by Father Dennis Juhl. Burial took place at Oak Shade Cemetery with military honors provided by the Marion American Legion Post # 298 and the Iowa National Guard.

Monita Orrelle Hayes Ebersole, 97, of Maquoketa, Iowa, arrived at her Heavenly Home on Wednesday morning, November 13, while sleeping in her home on the farm.

Margaret A. Frink, 83, of Marion passed away on Tuesday, November 5, surrounded by her loving family.

Marvin Eberhard, 95, of Springville, Iowa, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, October 20, 2019. The family greeted friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 24, at Faith Lutheran Church, Marion. Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 25, at the church, conducted by Pastor John Albertson. The family greeted friends one hour prior to service at the church. Burial took place at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. Arrangements were by Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion.

Alan David Beach, 72, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, beloved husband, father, relative and friend, went to be with Jesus on October 24, 2019. A visitation was held from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 28, at Marion Methodist, 5050 REC Drive, Marion, Iowa. The funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 29, at the church, officiated by Pastor Mike Morgan. Burial will take place at a later date. Arrangements were handled by Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion.

John Holecek, 63, of Marion, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Oct.14, 2019, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A Celebration of Life will be held from 12 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Hiawatha Community Center.

Nina Leone Schlegel, 79, of Marion, Iowa, passed away peacefully at home on Oct. 1, 2019. She will be cremated and her ashes will remain with the family. A Celebration of Life will be held at the family home at a later date.

Jordona Jody Sloan, 49, of Marion, Iowa, went home to be with Jesus on September 13, 2019,at the age of 49, after her third courageous battle with cancer. During each of these battles, Jody trusted in Gods plan. Friends may visit with the family from 4 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at Marion Methodist Church located at 5050 REC Drive, Marion, with Pastor Matt Proctor officiating.Committal service will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday at Oak Shade Cemetery in Marion.

Ellis Ray Shelden, 85, of Marion, Iowa, departed this life on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Visitation will be held from 4 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 19, 2019, at the funeral home. Inurnment will take place at a later date.

Paul James Huber, 80, of Marion, Iowa, passed away Saturday, August 24, 2019, at the Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, Hiawatha, Iowa. A Parish Vigil Service will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Visitation will follow from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2019, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Marion, with Father David OConnor officiating. An additional visitation will be held one hour prior to the mass on Thursday at the church. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Garry Michael Sankey, 65, of Marion, passed away on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at the Ed and Joan Hemphill Hospice Unit at St. Lukes Hospital, Cedar Rapids, from a courageous seven year battle with melanoma with his loving family around him. The family greeted friends Monday, Aug 19, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Funeral Services were 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at the funeral home conducted by Pastor Daniel Peterson. Burial will take place at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.

Russ was born April 7, 1926, in Davis County to Russell Lyle and Sada May Paris Swearingen. He passed away July 20, 2019, at the age of 93 years, 3 months and 13 days. Funeral services are 11 a.m. at Friday, July 26, at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Peter Mitchell officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the Cedar Memorial Chapel Stateroom.

John Gordon Vernon, of Arvada, Colorado, and formerly of Marion, Iowa, passed away on March 8, 2019, in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, following an extended illness and while surrounded by his family. He was 89 years old.A Celebration of Life will be held from 1 4 p.m. Sunday, June 16, 2019, at Lowe Park Arts & Environment Center in Marion, with a Tribute Service at 4 p.m. Casual attire is welcome. As per his request, his body has been willed to the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Arrangements by Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion.

Michael Mike Dewayne Blin, 66, of Marion, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, May 29, surrounded by family at the Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha. A Parish Vigil Service was held at 4:30 p.m., Monday, June 3, 2019, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Following the vigil, the family greeted friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marion. Burial took place at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.

Terry Speral, 74, of Marion, Iowa, left the bounds of earth with the angels on Monday evening, May, 27, with his wife, Julie, by his side. He passed after a six-year battle with a rare form of renal cancer. There was a public visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 31, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. A private family burial will take place at a later date at Oak Shade Cemetery in Marion.

John Gordon Vernon, of Arvada, Colorado, and formerly of Marion, Iowa, passed away on March 8, 2019, in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, following an extended illness and while surrounded by his family. He was 89 years old.

James Jim Arthur McEnany,76, of Marion, Iowa, passed away surrounded by family on Monday, May 13, 2019, at his home. A Parish Vigil Service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019, atMurdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. The family will greet friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Marion, conducted by Reverend David OConnor. The family will also greet friends one hour prior to the Mass on Saturday at the church. Burial with military honors will take place at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.

Keith Warren Rambo, 75, of Marion, Iowa, passed away on May 6, 2019, after a courageous battle with COPD. He had a giving nature to the end, and in agreement with his wishes, Keiths body has been donated to the University of Iowa, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Deeded Body Program for medical education and research. Keith requested no memorial service; however, a memorial gathering for family and friends will be announced at a later date.

Louise Mathews, 97, of Moline, died Sunday, April 14, 2019 in peace in Colorado Springs.

Elaine J. Figge, 82, of Marion, died peacefully, on March 30, 2019. Private family memorial will be held at a later date. Arrangements with Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Cedar Rapids.

Ruby Petrusch, 93, of Marion, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2019. The family will greet friends from 10 a.m. 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Inurnment will take place at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.

John Gordon Vernon, of Arvada, Colorado, and formerly of Marion, Iowa, passed away on March 8, 2019, in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, following an extended illness and while surrounded by his family. He was 89 years old.

Gary W. Wallace, 76, of Ogden, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames.

Lois (Brockman) Boquist, 89, of Marion, Iowa, passed away Friday, March 1, 2019, at Emery Place, Robins, Iowa. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at the funeral home. Burial followed at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Ruby Louanna Barnett Hodgens, 99, of Lynchburg, VA, died Wednesday, February 20, 2019. She was wife of the late Reverend Joseph Curtis Hodgens.

Denice Ann Haehlen, 70, of Marion, Iowa, passed away after a courageous battle with multiple myeloma, kidney failure, and other health issues on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at ManorCare, Cedar Rapids. The family will greet friends from 4 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2019, at Murdoch Fun…

Dennis Barney Trout, an amazing husband, loving father and grandpa, friend to many, hard worker and community leader died unexpectedly February 15, 2019, at St Lukes Hospital with his family at his side.

Morris F. Neighbor, 100, of Marion, Iowa, died on February 11, 2019, at his home.

Beverly Ann Prostine, 65, of Marion, died Monday, December 31, at her home.

Elizabeth (Bess) Pisney McCann of Fair Oaks, California, formerly of Marion, Iowa, died November 7, in Folsom, California, following a short illness. At Bess request, there was no formal funeral service.

Milo Allen Popp, Sr., 85, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away on Friday, December 21, at Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, Hiawatha, Iowa.

Robert Bob Mefferd, 77, of Marion, Iowa, passed away Thursday, December 13, at St. Lukes Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Norma Jean Hicks, 89, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 29, at Northbrook Manor Care Center, Cedar Rapids.

Bruce Laverne Moravec, age 58, of Claremont, died unexpectedly of a heart attack on Friday, January 4, at his home.