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Blake Bartels

CROFTON — Services for Blake Bartels, 39, Crofton, are pending at Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton. Blake Bartels died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, as a result of a one-vehicle accident near Bloomfield.

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ATKINSON — Services for Jeffrey D. Marcellus, 50, Stuart, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at the Atkinson Presbyterian Church in Atkinson. Burial will be in the Stuart Community Cemetery.

CROFTON — Services for Sherilyn S. Kimm, 69, Yankton, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton. The Revs. Terry Buol and David Liewer will officiate with burial in Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell, S.D.

Sharon Heiser was born on Sept. 14, 1958, in O’Neill to Alvin and Alice Heiser.

CLEARWATER — Memorial services for Cheryl L. Holliday, 79, Orchard, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Grove Lake Royal. If attending the service, bring your lawn chair.

NORFOLK — Graveside services for Ron Hampton, 79, Norfolk, will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 25, at the O’Neill Cemetery. The Rev. Mike Durre will officiate. Military rites will be provided by the O’Neill American Legion Simonson Post 93.

BASSETT — Services for Jo Ann Wilson, 70, Bassett, will be Saturday, Oct. 23, at United Methodist Church in Atkinson at 11 a.m. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Seger Funeral Home in Atkinson with a 7 p.m. prayer service.

CROFTON — Services for Blake William Bartels, 39, Crofton, will be on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Boniface Catholic Church in Menominee, with the Revs. Jim Keiter and Ron Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Beaver Creek Cemetery in rural Crofton. Visitation will be from…

NORFOLK — Services for Duane E. Dufek, 69, Norfolk, are pending at Home for Funerals in Norfolk. Duane Dufek died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.

CLAY CENTER — Services for Mildred D. Kounovsky, 97, Plainview, formerly of Clay Center, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at Clay Center Christian Church in Clay Center. The Rev. Arick Johanson will officiate with burial in the Clay Center Cemetery.

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