Clayton County Register

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Boys place fourth at Ed-Co

 

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

The Central boys’ track team participated in the Ed-Co Relays April 8.  Central placed fourth behind North Fayette/Valley, Bellevue and Jesup with the following results:

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14
Apr

Healing others through crochet

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

A group of area women are using a centuries-old fiber craft to address modern-day problems.

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07
Apr

Theresa Pape

 

Theresa Clara Pape, 76, of Edgewood, Iowa, died on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Oldorf Hospice House in Hiawatha.  She was born on January 15, 1938, in Dyersville, daughter of Henry and Edna (Leigh) Clemen. She was raised in the Dyersville area until she was seven and the family then moved to Manchester where she attended St. Mary Catholic School.  

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Apr

Duane “Sox” O’Brien

 

Duane Francis “Sox” O’Brien, 90, of Volga, died Thursday, April 3, 2014, at his residence in Volga. He was born June 11, 1923, in Volga to Frank Leonard and Cecile Mary (White) O’Brien. He graduated from Volga High School in 1940. Sox farmed the family farm and did carpentry work as the “O” in ET&O Construction, starting in the 1960s. He especially remembered the first house they constructed which was for Wally Oldfather in Manchester, Iowa. They were quite a crew, with Hugh Tenney and HH (Pete) Eder providing wit and commentary as the various projects progressed. In retirement, Sox and LaMae operated the O’Brien Grocery in Volga until the flood of 1999.

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Patricia Waterman

 

Patricia Ann Waterman, 70, of East Dubuque, passed away on January 13, 2014, at Manorcare Health Services in Dubuque, of lung cancer. She suffered from chronic pain for almost a year before being diagnosed. Even though she was in pain most days she never let it get her down.

 She enjoyed spending time with her family, friends, and her close companion, Ray Leppert.

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07
Apr

Elkader man, Leno talk cars


Comedian Jay Leno (blue shirt) is pictured at a car show with his Bristol 403. Less than 300 models were produced. One is owned and has been restored by Tom Chandler.

 

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

Tom Chandler’s passion for restoring cars recently gave him the unique opportunity to tour one of the best-known, private car and motorcycle collections in the country.  The Elkader man has been restoring cars for the past 50 years.

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31
Mar

Dean Possehl

 

Dean Possehl, 66, of Apple Valley, MN, formerly of Elkader, passed away peacefully at his home on March 17, 2014, after a short, but fierce battle with cancer.

Dean Edward Passel was born July 20, 1947 to Ralph and Lenora (Olson) Passel in rural Wagner Township, Clayton County, near Elkader, Iowa. He was the youngest of seven children. He attended kindergarten through high school at Central Community Schools in Elkader where he played football and ran track, which he loved, setting a school relay record that held for many years.

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Hubert Moose

 

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Betty Olson

 

Betty L. Olson, 73, of Marion, died Friday, March 14, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids. Services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories, Cedar Rapids. The Rev. Linda Livingston officiated. There was a visitation Tuesday at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home in Cedar Rapids from 4 to 6 p.m. and on Wednesday at the chapel after 10 a.m.

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Mar

Shirley Kutzbach death notice

 

Shirley Marguerite Kutzbach, 88, of Farmersburg, Iowa, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin after an extended illness. Shirley was born on November 14, 1925, to Ernie and Bertha (Leinau) Moon at the family farm in rural Monona, Iowa. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Farmersburg and remained a faithful and active member her entire life. She attended school at the Evergreen Grove Country School near their home, walking through rain and snow with her brothers, sisters and school mates. 

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