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Dale Bappe, 85
October 14th, 2016

Georgiana Joy Sparenborg, 88
October 14th, 2016

Irene M. Bramer, 95
October 14th, 2016

Richard Jarosik, 86
October 14th, 2016

Bradley "Brad" Alan Van Dee, 43
September 29th, 2016
Bradley "Brad" Alan Van Dee, 43, of Marion, Iowa, passed away on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, surrounded by his mother and son. God took him away to be with his father and older brother, Daniel Alan. Cremation has been accorded. A memorial gathering celebrating Brad's life was held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Graveside Service was at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Oak Shade Cemetery, Marion with Revs. Greg Williamson and David Renfro officiating.

Gayelle B (Hall) Manuel Bowdish, 82
September 29th, 2016
Gayelle B. Hall Manuel Bowdish, 82, of Marion, passed away Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at Bickford Assisted Living and Memory Care in Marion. Friends and family gathered from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25,
at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion, followed by a memorial service at 3:30 p.m. A private family burial will be held at Riverside Cemetery, Anamosa, at a later date.

Richard E. Franks, 79
September 29th, 2016
Richard E. Franks, 79, of Springville, passed away Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City. Per Richard's wishes, no services will be held.

Kevin Peter O'Brien, 63
September 22nd, 2016
Kevin Peter O'Brien, 63, passed away Thursday, September 15, 2016, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa. Services: Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Marion, Iowa. Visitation: Monday, September 19, 2016, from 4-7 p.m. at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Graveside service: 2:00 p.m. at Calvary Cemetery, Ryan, Iowa.

Jerry Carter, 75
September 19th, 2016
erry Linn Carter, 75, of Tyler, Texas, formerly of Marion, ascended into heaven on Aug. 21, 2016, as a result of pancreatic cancer in Tyler, Texas, while in the loving care of Hospice of East Texas.

JoEllen Dicken, 49
September 19th, 2016
JoEllen Renee Dicken, 49, of Haymarket, VA, passed away suddenly on Sept. 7, 2016, at her home. She was born on June 23, 1967, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the daughter of Darrell and Judy Dicken of Marion, Iowa.

Margaret Chaffee Strothman, 83
September 19th, 2016
Margaret "Jeanne" Chaffee Strothman, 83, passed peacefully, Sept. 2, 2016, in Paradise Valley, AZ, surrounded by her family. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Marion, IA, conducted by Deacon Laverne Flagel. A reception will be held at Hunters Ridge Lodge in Marion following the service. Burial will be held at Oak Shade Cemetery, Marion, IA, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, at 9 a.m. and Shinar Cemetery, rural Pleasant Grove, IA, at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016.

Nathan Twedt, 20
September 19th, 2016
Nathan Allen Twedt, 20, of Marion, passed away Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Marion and one hour prior to the service at the church. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, at First United Methodist Church in Marion, conducted by Pastor Mike Morgan. Burial will take place at Oak Shade Cemetery in Marion.

Donald Edward Balster, 84
August 26th, 2016
Donald "Don" Edward Balster, 84, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, at his home.

Gerald E. Miller, 84
August 26th, 2016
Gerald "Jerry" E. Miller, 84, passed away Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. No services will be held. Arrangements were by Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Marion.

Heather E. Strickel, 16
August 26th, 2016
Heather E. Strickel, 16, of Marion died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center. A memorial service was 3 p.m. Sunday at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories, where friends called after 1 p.m. Sunday.
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