YUNGBLUTH-Helen, 85. Mass of Christian burial Aug. 28 at St. Vincent de Paul Church. Interment St. John Cemetery, Wagner, S.D. Survived by husband, Joe; children and spouses, Louis and Sandy Kosnjek, Joe and Clancy Kosnjek, Mary Kosnjek, Frances and Todd Pease, Susan and Daniel Leonard, and Margie Johnson; step-children, Mary and Dale Landroth, Peggy and David Balling, Peter and Linda Yungbluth, Ann Naple, John and Cathy Yungbluth, Joe and Susan Yungbluth, Jim and Becky Yungbluth, Tom Yungbluth, and Carol Norney; 44 grandchildren; 19 great- grandchildren; sister, Kathia Novak.
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SANDERHOLM-Annie M. (Aliano), 77. Funeral Aug. 27 at St. Thomas More Church. Interment Holy Sepulchre. Preceded in death by husband, Frank Jr,; daughter, Patricia Robinson-Sanderholm. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Frank III and Phyllis, and Robert and Susan; six grandchildren; great-grandchild; sister, Sarah Zuger; brothers, Tony, Sam and Fred Aliano.
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SMITH-Blake J. "Luke", 74. Visitation 3 p.m., wake service 7 p.m., both Aug. 28 at the funeral home. Funeral Mass 10 a.m., Aug. 29 at Christ the King Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by wife, Geraldine M. Smith. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Luke and Michele Smith; two granddaughters; great-granddaughter; sister, Sally Furness; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Carol and Mike Lynch, Mike and Judy Healey, Polly Carroll, Sheila Smith and Harold Healey; nieces; nephews. Memorials to Hospice House or Servents of Mary.
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MERTZ-James J., 73. Visitation 5 p.m., vigil service 7:30 p.m., both Aug. 28 at St. Bernadette Church, Bellevue. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m., Aug. 29 at the church. Interment St. John Cemetery, Bellevue. Preceded in death by wife, Phyllis C. Mertz; brother, Tom Mertz. Survived by wife, Joan T.
MARTIN-Robert E., 86. Visitation 6 p.m., wake service 7 p.m., both Aug. 28 at the funeral home. Funeral Mass 10 a.m., Aug. 29 at St. Gerald Church, Ralston. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. Preceded in death by wife, Betty; mother, Ellen; brother, Duane; sister, Betty; grandson, Paul. Survived by children, Leslie Fox, Robert Martin, Colleen Polley, Kathleen Nunn, Julie Price and Joseph Martin; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Memorials to Hospice House.
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BYRNE-Margaret A., 80. Memorial Mass 11 a.m., Aug. 29 at St. Robert Bellarmine Church. Preceded in death by parents, Harry and Genevieve Byrne; brother, John P. Byrne, MD. Survived by sister, Mary Byrne; nieces; nephews; relatives. Memorials to the church, St. Cecilia Cathedral or Masses.
O'CONNOR-Virginia Conry, 84. Funeral Aug. 27 at St. Pius X Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, Edward O'Connor; son, Michael O'Connor; parents, Frank and Ann Conry; brother, Jack F. Conry. Survived by sons and daughter-in-law, James E. O'Connor and Diana Fuller and Thomas O'Connor, Castle Rock, Colo.; daughter and son-in-law, Ann O'Connor and Timothy Davlin; three grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Frank Insolera; brothers and sisters-in-law, Father Roy Conry, Tucson, Ariz., Richard and Kathy Conry, and Gerry Conry; nieces; nephews.
Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School in Bellevue began its year-long 40th anniversary celebration with a prayer service and blessing Aug. 22 by Father Steve Emanuel, the school's chaplain.
Gross President Beckie Cleveland welcomed students, parents, board members and honored guests to the kick-off celebration.
NOWACZYK-Dorothy A., 89. Funeral Mass Aug. 26 at St. Margaret Mary Church. Private interment. Preceded in death by husband, Joseph. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Donald Push; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Mary, Michael and Dawn, and David and Lori; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Memorials to St. Pius X/St. Leo School Endowment Trust or Alzeheimer's Association.
Knowles Mercy Spirituality Center Winter silent directed retreat is set for Jan. 18, 6:30 p.m. through Jan. 25, noon at the center, 2304 Campanile Road, Waterloo. Experience prayerful solitude, time spent in quiet reflection and refreshing your spirit. Directors will be Sister Anne Pellegrino, RSM, and Marisa Gilbert. Cost of $420 includes daily spiritual direction, private room, prayer services and meals. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required.