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The Bedford Times-Press
     Funeral Celebration of Life Services for Lois Haidsiak, age 90, of Bedford, who passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Bedford Nursing and Rehab Center were held Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the First Baptist Church in Bedford. Visitation was held Wednesday at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Bedford from 3 to 7 PM with the family greeting friends from 5 to 7 PM. Interment was held at the Fairview Cemetery in Bedford. Memorials may be directed to the John F. Hardin American Legion Auxiliary Cemetery Fund or the Taylor County Museum. Memories may be shared with the family at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.
     A celebration of life funeral service for Helen Viola Eitzen was held on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John’s
Lutheran Church in Essex with Pastor Ann Albert officiating. The family greeted relatives and friends with visitation from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at Nishna Valley Funeral & Cremation Service in Shenandoah. Casket bearers were Danny Stamps, Steve Stamps, Alan Thompson, Phillip Stamps, Kris Stamps, and Brett Stamps. Honorary casket bearers were DeAnn, Debbie, Doug, Jan, Shari, Archie, Angie, Vicki, Jolene, Diane, James, Kelli, Dedra, Dana, Brian, Mike, Bobbi, Jeff, Teri, Jimmy and Susie. Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace,” “Blessed Assurance” and “Jesus Loves Me.” Judy Lundgren was organist. Attending the register was Jane Hall. Burial took place in the Guss Cemetery near Nodaway, Iowa. Memorials are being directed to Essex Fire & Rescue in Helen’s name. The Nishna Valley Funeral & Cremation Service in Shenandoah was in charge of the arrangements. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.swimemorial.com on the web.
     Dean Stamps, 87, of Corning, Iowa, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017, at Corning Specialty Care, Corning, Iowa. Funeral Services were 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Corning, Iowa, with Father Dan Siepker, Celebrant. Interment, with military honors, was at Calvary Cemetery, Corning, Iowa. Open visitation was 2:00 – 8:00 P.M., with family receiving friends, 5:00 –7:00 P.M., Tuesday , March 14, 2017, at the Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to Corning Specialty Care and/ or Calvary Cemetery. Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements. On-line condolences may be left at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.