LORRAIN MARGARET LITTLE FOSTER

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Fairbank– Lorrain Margaret Little Foster, 76, of Fairbank died on Sunday, December 18, 2011 at Sumner Memorial Hospital, Sumner, of a lengthy illness.

She was born on September 18, 1935, Dubuque County, Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of Lawrence Peter and Loretta Margaret (Hazer) Davis.

She married Earl Little on June 2, 1956, he died in 1991 .  She married her second husband Jim Foster, he died in 2003.

She was a waitress at the Sportsman Club in Oelwein for many years, worked at the Bel-Mar in Fairbank.  Owned and operated Ma’s Place in Fairbank from 1979-1988.

Survived by: one daughter, Janann (Chris) Rabe of Highlands, Co., three sons: Tom (Nancy) Little of Topeka, KS., Loras (Denise) Little and Ken (Lamar) Little, both of Fairbank.  One step-son: Chad Foster of Sumner, two step-daughters: Wendy Holt of Sumner and Amy Stevens of Indiana.  Ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by:  her first husband, Earl Little in 1991, her second husband, Jim Foster in 2003.  One son Ron Little and two brothers, Jerry Davis and Donald Davis and her father Lawrence.

Services: at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December21, at Immaculate conception Catholic church, Fairbank with burial in the Church Cemetery.  Public visitation on Tuesday from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. with Parish Rosary at 4:00.

Memorials may be directed to the Heart of Iowa Hospice or to the family.

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William N. Kerns

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Fairbank: William Nicholas Kerns died December 7, 2011 at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo Ia. from complications of kidney cancer which resulted in a blood clot.

He was born on May 31, 1956 the son of William and Ruby (Baldwin) Kerns in Oelwein Ia.

He married Brenda Judisch on October 7, 1978 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fairbank.

Bill was employed at Woods Construction for 13 years and was then employed at Wapsie Valley Schools for the next 13 years. He was employed for the next 12 years until his death at Mercy Hospital with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare.

He is survived by his wife Brenda, his mother Ruby Lahner of Oelwein, his Brother Larry (Sandy) Loban of Dunkerton.

He is preceded in death by his father Bill Kerns Sr.

Services at 11:00 am on Saturday December 10 at Zion Lutheran Church in Oelwein, with burial in the Fairbank Cemetery.  Public visitation on Friday December 9 from 5:00-7:00 pm and 1 hour before services at the church.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

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