Darlene A. Miller

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Fairbank: Darlene Ann Miller age 84 died on January 9, 2013 at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo of natural causes. She was born on April 2, 1928 the daughter of Charles and Katherine (Brown) Stock in rural Butler County, Iowa.

Darlene married LeRoy Miller on June 5, 1945 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Waterloo. She worked at Hinson Manufacturing in Waterloo for a number of years, but spent the majority of her working years in the furniture and floor covering business. Darlene and LeRoy owned and operated Miller and Wife Floor Covering in Fairbank.

Survived by: four sons; Dave (Jan) of Norwalk, Dennis (Connie) of Arvada, Colorado, Mike (Kathy) of Fairbank and Gary (Pam) of Rosemount, Minnesota and one daughter, Kathy (Chris) Miller of Cedar Falls, 12 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters, Agnes (Cletus) Wheeler of Dunkerton, Sharon Davis of Waterloo and Diana Johnson of San Jose, California and one brother, Dub (Judi) Stock of San Jose, California.

Preceeded by: her parents, her husband, four sisters; Evelyn (Parkhurst) Heater, Carol Humphrey, Javonne Bailey and Shirley Lienhard, three brothers; Robert, Bernie and Butch Stock, one grandson, one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter.

Services: Saturday January 12, 2013 @ 10:30 am at Immaculate Conception Church, Fairbank.

Visitation: Friday January 11 from 3-7 pm at the funeral home with a 3:30 pm parish rosary and a 6:30 pm scripture service.

Burial: at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Fairbank.

Memorials: may be directed to the Fairbank American Legion Veterans Memorial Fund.

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Edna F. McGrane

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Edna McGrane pic Fairbank: Edna Fern McGrane age 88,died Tuesday January 1, 2013 at Mercy Living Plus in Oelwein, Iowa of natural causes.

She was born November 12, 1924 in Fairbank, the daughter of Ralph and Gertrude (Kalm) Brant. Edna attended and graduated from the Fairbank School, she married Charles Brant December 29, 1944 at St. Mary’s Church in Waterloo, Iowa, they later divorced.

Edna worked for the Post Office in Fairbank and Waterloo, she retired after 24 years of service.

Survived by: three sons; Charles Larry (Christy) McGrane of Washburn, Terry (Janet) McGrane of Fairbank and Robert McGrane of Fairbank, two daughters; Sharon Shields of Fairbank and Tammy (Bill) Meister of Independence, 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. One brother; Oren (Anita) Brant of Waterloo.

Preceeded by: her parents, two brothers and their spouses Kenneth & Kathleen Brant and Milon & Thelma Brant.

Services: Saturday January 5, 2013 @ 10:30 am at Woods Funeral Home with visitation on Friday, January 4, from 4-7 pm and for 1 hour before services at the funeral home.

Inurnment: at a later date in the Fairbank Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

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Patricia M.Necker

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Fairbank: Patricia Marie Necker age 80 died Sunday December 30, 2012 at St. Lukes Hospital in Cedar Rapids after a brief illness.

She was born November 5, 1932 in rural Dunkerton, Black Hawk county the daughter of Jerome and Grace (O’Neel) Harn.

She married Willis Necker September 12, 1951 at Immaculate Conception Church in Fairbank, he died in 1967. Pat was a lifelong member of I.C. Church, along with raising her four children she worked at K-Mart in Oelwein for 15 years until her health forced her to retire.

Survived by: two sons; William of Oelwein and Timothy (Diana) of Liberty, Missouri and one daughter; Jeanette (Dick) Kester of Jesup, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, one sister Ellen Kremer of Jesup, two brothers-in-law; Clair (Carol) Levendusky and Lawrence Levendusky both of Waterloo.

Preceeded by: her parents, her husband, her daughter Jo and son-in-law Tom Ritter, two sisters; Betty Williamson & Darlene Heth, two brothers ; Alphonsus & Robert Harn and a brother-in-law; Joe Kremer.

Services; Friday, January 4, 2013 @ 10:30 am at Immaculate Conception Church in Fairbank, with burial at the church cemetery. Visitation on Thursday January 3 from 3-7 pm with a 3;30 pm parish rosary and a 6:30 pm scripture service.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

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