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Obituaries: May 3, 2024


James W. Thierer
James “Jimmy” Warren Thierer, 67, of Embarrass, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at his home. No memorial service is planned at this time. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia.
Jimmy enjoyed fishing and hunting, and was a very good cook.
Jimmy is survived by his brother, John (Ronda) Thierer; former wife, Teri Thierer and her sons, Jeremy and Eli Hoover, to whom Jimmy was a father; and nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his beloved son, Zachary, and is now peacefully at rest with him; his parents, Clifford Sr. and Muriel (Lamkin) Thierer; sisters, Penny Hiltunen and MaryAnn Crayne; and brother, Clifford Jr. “Duff” Thierer.

Carol A. Keister
Carol Ann Karvala Keister, 66, of Cook, passed away peacefully at the Cook Care Center on Monday, April 29, 2024. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 3 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cook. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at 12 noon. Arrangements are with Mlaker Funeral Home of Cook.
She is survived by her husband, Mike Keister; daughter, Melida Keister; son, Bruce (Danielle) Keister; grandchildren, Charlotte and Lane Keister; niece, Sarah (Kevin) Sheffer; great-nephews, Elias and Hudson Sheffer; nephew, Stewart (Lynda) Martinson; great-nephew, Nathan Martinson; nephew, Jason Martinson; and numerous other family members.

Valerie S. Pearson
Valerie Sue Riel Pearson, 65, of Cook, passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2024. There will be no services per her wishes. Arrangements are with Mlaker Funeral Home of Cook.
She is survived by her husband, Randy; children, Vanessa (Orion) Shea, Emily (Tyler) Bartek and Steven Pearson; grandchildren, Nicole, Max, Miles and Kylah; and siblings, Patricia Mattingly, Barbara Fitzpatrick, Donna Merrow, Jeffrey Riel and Michael Riel.