Clayton County Register

Tue
22
Dec

Charles “Chuck” Kelly

Charles Clyde ”Chuck” Kelly, 81, of Elkader, Iowa, passed away on Monday, December 14, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. He was born on June 2, 1934, in Littleport, the son of Gaye and Lois (Morarend) Kelly. Charles attended country school near Waterville and high school in Elkader. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served his country from 1952 to 1956 during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1960.

Tue
22
Dec

Elvin Leroy Johnson

Elvin Lerow Johnson of Strawberry Point, formerly of Garnavillo, Iowa, died at his home after a sudden illness on Saturday morning, December 19, 2015, his 84th birthday.  

Friends and relatives are invited to attend any of the following on Saturday, December 26:  graveside service at 10:15 a.m. at the Garnavillo Community Cemetery; funeral service at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Garnavillo; visitation with the family from 1–3 p.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Garnavillo.

Tue
22
Dec

James “Jim” Hopp

A private family service for James “Jim” Hopp will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 19, 2015, at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Austin, MN with Pastor Dean Gunn officiating. Burial will take place at a later date. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, December 18, 2015, at the Hindt Funeral Home in Grand Meadow, MN and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.

James “Jim” Hopp, 69, of Grand Meadow, MN passed away Sunday, December 13, 2015 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, MN.

Tue
15
Dec

Family business continues to thrive


Mary Lee Witt helps her customer, Deb Brown, with a matting and framing order. Witt’s Custom Framing and Gallery has been an Elkader business fixture since the late 1800s.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Picture this: In 1895, when Elkader was still a young town with just a handful of retail shops, a well-known cabinetmaker relocated here from Garnavillo. He and his partner built a structure on Main Street, which locals called the Regan and Witt Building after the two men who built it—William E. Witt, the cabinetmaker, and Mr. Regan, his partner. 

Tue
15
Dec

PATTISON SAND REQUEST TABLED

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg Press

 

Well over 60 people gathered in Elkader for a Clayton County Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on Tuesday, December 8. The commission heard comments from Pattison employees and concerned property owners over the potential rezoning of land along Great River Road from agricultural to heavy industrial for the purpose of underground mining, processing, storing and shipment of silica sand and its byproducts. 

Tue
15
Dec

Joyce Engelhardt

Joyce Lynn Engelhardt, 59, of Elkader, died December 5, 2015, at University Hospital in Iowa City. She was born in McGregor, on December 15, 1955, to Alan and Betty (Livingston) Engelhardt.

Joyce liked going to Rise and being with all of her friends there. She enjoyed music, listening to her records, going to the county fair, Johnson’s Restaurant and the shopping trips to Prairie du Chien, WI.

She is survived by her niece, Christine (Mark) Berns, her nephew, James Grocholski and sons, numerous aunts, cousins and friends.

Tue
15
Dec

Stanley Debes

Stanley Clair Debes, 73, of rural Mederville, died Monday, December 7, 2015, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader. He was born February 14, 1942, in rural Mederville to Clair and Madeline (Coonfare) Debes.

He was a dairy farmer who spent his entire life on the farm where he was born. Stanley farmed since he was 14 years old.

Tue
08
Dec

Welcome, Margaret - Busy pastor serves four area churches


Pastor Margaret Yackel-Juleen and her husband, Mark Yackel-Juleen, participated in their son, Andrew’s, recent ordination.

By Kim Hurley

Register Freelance Writer

 

Tue
08
Dec

A FAMILY TALE

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

A well-documented family history needn’t be a dry read with limited audience appeal. In fact, as former Elkader resident Larry Gamble has proven, a collection of family stories can read like a page-turning novel with unexpected twist, turns and tidbits—especially if the writer is as candid and forthcoming as Gamble. He doesn’t flinch from sharing stories that others might be reluctant to disclose, which makes his book all the more readable by people not even related to him.

Tue
08
Dec

Phyllis Bergan

Phyllis Marilyn Bergan, 81, of Elkader, passed away November 30, 2015, at Central Community Hospital, Elkader, surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 23, 1934, in Central City, Iowa, the daughter of Donald and Rachel (Batchelder) Goodlove. She was raised by her mother and stepfather, Roland Walz. Marilyn attended country school in the Central City area and graduated from Garnavillo High School in 1952, and then Paris Beauty Academy in Cedar Rapids. She practiced as a beautician in her mother’s beauty shop, Ra Chellen’s Beauty Salon in Elkader. After starting her family, she opened a salon at her home on the farm in rural Elkader.

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