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​​ Judith Dirks, 87

Judith Joan Dirks of Northfield, MN, left this earth to be with the angels on July 1, 2024. A celebration of Judy’s life will be held on a date yet to be announced, at Bethel Lutheran Church, Northfield. Interment will take place in Northfield Cemetery. An additional celebration of life will take place in her former home town, Akron, Iowa, later this summer.

Ann VanBeek, 90

Ann VanBeek of Akron, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2024, at the Akron Care Center. 

​​​​​​​Dennis Borchers, 82

Dennis Borchers of Brunsville, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at his home.

​​​​​​​Clark E. VanDonge, 76

Clark E. VanDonge 76, of Burleson, Texas, passed away March 10, 2024.

He was born, February 10, 1948, in Le Mars, Iowa, to Edward and Mildred VanDonge.

Colleen Joyce Barwick, 96

Colleen Joyce Barwick, 96, of Akron, Iowa, passed away Monday, June 10, 2024, at the Akron Care Center in Akron, Iowa.

A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel Funeral Home in Akron. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Donald Allaway Jr, 72

Donald Allaway Jr, 72 of Akron, Iowa, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2024, at his home in Akron surrounded by his family.

Memorial Service will be 7:00 p.m., Thursday, June 13, 2024, at Rexwinkel Funeral Home in Akron with Pastor Susan Juilfs officiating. Visitation with the family present will begin at 4:00 p.m. and continue until the service time on Thursday at the funeral home. 

John Ernest Lucken, 84

John Ernest Lucken, long time Akron resident passed away peacefully on May 23, 2024, at the Akron Care Center.

Tiffany Leigh McIlvenna, 38

Tiffany Leigh McIlvenna of Gypsum, CO, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2024, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Per Tiffany’s wishes an “Ice Cream Social Happy Celebration of Life” will be held Friday, May 31 at Brush Creek park and Pavilion in Eagle, CO.

Beatrice Geraldine “Geri” Smith, 85

May 9, 1938 - January 18, 2024

​​​​​​​Lois Heeren, 92

Lois Heeren of Akron, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2024, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

David Klemme, 72

David Klemme of Akron, Iowa, passed away Friday, May 6, 2024, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

Ilene Cromwell, 90

Ilene Therma Cromwell, 90, of Richland, SD passed away at Sanford Vermillion Hospital on Thursday, April 11, 2024. Visitation will be held at Hansen Funeral Home, Vermillion on April 19, 2024, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m.

Gene Waag Obit

Gene Waag, 84 of Akron, Iowa, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2024 at the Akron Care Center in Akron.

Gene Waag

Gene was united in marriage to Bonnie Ryan on July 15, 1966 in Alvord, Iowa and they made their home in Akron.

Gene worked for ten years as a mechanic at the Ford Garage in Akron. In 1971, he purchased the Akron Auto Clinic with his business partner, Norman Heeren. Gene retired in 2001.

David Rozell, 73

David Rozell of Akron, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2024, at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD.

Clayton Jacobson, 73

Clayton L. Jacobson of Alcester, SD, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2024, at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden, Iowa.

Memorial Service will be at noon, Saturday, March 9, 2024, at Rexwinkel Funeral Home in Akron. Visitation with the family present will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will continue until the service time on Saturday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

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