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Obituaries
Elmer 'Al' Brandt, 98
by Report submitted · October 19th, 2017
Elmer Justin "Al" Brandt, 98, of Marion, Iowa, formerly of East Dubuque, Illinois, passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at Winslow House Care Center, Marion. Service is at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion, with visitation one hour prior to service. Burial will take place at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Jerald Parker, 70
by Report submitted · October 19th, 2017
Jerald Parker, 70 of Marion, Iowa died October 11, 2017, at his home.

Judy Beckett, 73
by Report submitted · October 19th, 2017
Judy Beckett, 73, of Anamosa, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at Jones County Regional Medical Center in Anamosa, following a sudden illness. Memorial Service was at 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 15, 2017, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Family greeted friends two hours prior to service.

Patricia Knuth, 71
by Report submitted · October 19th, 2017
Patricia Ann Knuth, 71, of Marion, Iowa died October 12, 2017, in her home surrounded by family after a long and difficult battle with pancreatic cancer. Pat was a strong, faithful Christian who fought the good fight and has now claimed her victory in the Lord Jesus Christ. Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Cremation, as per Pat's wishes, has taken place. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Pat's name may be directed to the Lutheran Hour Ministries (www.lhm.org), or your favorite charity.

Beuna Zeman, 103
by Report submitted · October 12th, 2017
Beuna Lucille Zeman, 103, of Marion (Midway), Iowa, passed peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, October 7, 2017, in her home. Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hiawatha, Iowa, conducted by Father Mark Reasoner. Family will greet friends from 9:30 a.m. until funeral mass on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at the church. Graveside Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. at St. John's Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Arrangements by Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion.

David Frazer, 53
by Report submitted · October 12th, 2017
David Marion Frazer, 53, of Marion left this earth on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Longbranch Hotel. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Shelbina, Missouri.

Marilyn Reed, 93
by Report submitted · October 12th, 2017
Marilyn Pauline Reed, 93, of Marion passed away October 6, 2017, at The Villages of Marion, Iowa.

Molly Ster, 86
by Report submitted · October 12th, 2017
Molly Ster, 86, of Marion, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2017, at her home. Service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, Cedar Rapids.

Robert Colton Wilks, 26
by Report submitted · October 12th, 2017
Robert Colton Wilks, 26, of Carthage passed away on September 30, 2017, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri after succumbing to a sudden illness. His final hours were spent surrounded by loved ones. Colton was born August 1, 1991 to David and Sandra Wilks in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Robert Verhille, 83
by Report submitted · October 12th, 2017
Robert W. Verhille, 83, of Marion, Iowa, and Rio Verde, Arizona, passed away on October 3, 2017. A Parish Vigil Service will begin at 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Marion. Following the Vigil Service, the family will greet friends until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday October, 13, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marion. There will be a reception at Hunters Ridge Lodge in Marion immediately following Funeral Mass.

Sharon Jurgens, 77
by Report submitted · October 12th, 2017
Sharon Kay (Steinford) Jurgens, 77, of Marion, formerly of Van Horne, passed away peacefully in her home and joined our Lord in Heaven on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, after her many years battling cancer. The family greeted friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Marion. Funeral Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 6, 2017, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Marion, conducted by Rev. Gregory Williamson. Graveside services took place at 1 p.m. on Friday, October 6, 2017, at Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.

Gerald "Jerry" Mitchell, 81
by Report submitted · October 5th, 2017
Gerald Joseph "Jerry" Mitchell, 81, of Alburnett, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. A Parish Vigil Service was held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 1, 2017, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Following the vigil service, the family greeted friends until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass was at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 2, 2017, at St. Stephens Catholic Church, Central City, conducted by Father Wayne Droessler. Burial took place at Springville Cemetery, Springville.

Helen Read, 94
by Report submitted · October 5th, 2017
Helen Read, 94, of Marion, Iowa, passed away quietly on Sunday, September 24, 2017, at St. Luke's Hospital. Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 28, 2017, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Service was at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 29, 2017, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Marion. Burial took place at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.

Jean Ann Jones, 66
by Report submitted · October 5th, 2017
Jean Ann Jones, 66, of Marion, formerly of Boone, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 29, 2017, at her home surrounded by family. In agreement with her wishes, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at the Boone First United Methodist Church, located at 703 Arden Street in Boone, where the family will greet friends from 9 a.m. until the service time. Private committal services will take place at a later date in Hawaii. Arrangements are in the care of Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Services, in Marion, Iowa.

Mary Ann Beckner, 79
by Report submitted · October 5th, 2017
Mary Ann Beckner, 79, of Marion, Iowa, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017, at St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids. The family greeted friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, October 2, 2017, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Marion. Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at Prairie Chapel Church in Marion, conducted by Pastor Jon Moss. A private family inurnment took place at Prairie Chapel Cemetery, Marion.
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