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Ilo Thoma

Ilo Anna (Troester) Thoma, 85, of Garnavillo, IA, died Friday, March 25, 2016, in Garnavillo, IA. She was born on January 3, 1931 in rural Garnavillo, the daughter of Louis and Carolina (Brase) Troester.

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05
Apr

Orlan Landsgard

Orlan Sylvester Landsgard, 91, of Gunder, Iowa died Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Barthell OES Home in Decorah, Iowa. Orlan was born on February 25, 1925, on the family farm near Churchtown, west of Lansing, Iowa, to George and Rosina (Torkelson) Landsgard. Orlan was baptized on March 2, 1925, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Lansing, Iowa, and confirmed on June 30, 1940, at Marion Lutheran Church in Gunder, Iowa, by the Rev. S.J. Stranjord. He attended Gunder Country School and graduated from Postville High School.

Tue
05
Apr

Orlan Landsgard

Orlan Sylvester Landsgard, 91, of Gunder, Iowa died Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Barthell OES Home in Decorah, Iowa. Orlan was born on February 25, 1925, on the family farm near Churchtown, west of Lansing, Iowa, to George and Rosina (Torkelson) Landsgard. Orlan was baptized on March 2, 1925, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Lansing, Iowa, and confirmed on June 30, 1940, at Marion Lutheran Church in Gunder, Iowa, by the Rev. S.J. Stranjord. He attended Gunder Country School and graduated from Postville High School.

Tue
05
Apr

Gwen Kennedy

Gwen Kennedy, 85, former Elkader resident, died Thursday, March 3, 2016, at Victorian Manor in Pace, Florida. She was born in Elkport, IA to Homer D and Violet E (Duwe) Beck. She was baptized in her home by Reverend Paul Kitterer in 1937 and was confirmed at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Guttenberg in 1944.  She graduated from Elkader Public School in May 1948.  In July 1969, she graduated as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) from Area 1 Voc-Tech School in Calmar, Iowa. Gwen had a passion for caring for people and worked as an aide and nurse in hospitals in Iowa (Elkader and West Union) and in West Palm Beach, FL. She retired in 1993 after 32 years of nursing.

Tue
05
Apr

Randy Rentschler

Randy Rentschler, 51, of Elkader, died Saturday, March 26, 2016, at his home in St. Olaf. He was born on September 4, 1964, in Prairie du Chien, WI, the son of Curt G. and Betty C. (Syverson) Rentschler. 

He had many loves in his life. The number one was his family, camping, snowmobiling, four wheeling—anything to do with nature, playing cards and spending time fishing at the pond.

He truly loved his four grandchildren. He had great friends, especially our camping family.  Many laughs. The bigger the campfire, the better.

Wed
30
Mar

Hunger banquet - Learning what it’s like to go without


Danielle Whittle, right, takes a slip of paper from a basket held by Joleen Jansen at a poverty simulation event last week at St. Joseph’s Church, Elkader.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

More than 100 people showed up for dinner last week at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Elkader; most of them went home hungry.

Wed
30
Mar

“HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT”

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Signs that your teen might be using drugs could be staring you right in the face.

Wed
30
Mar

Mary Banner death notice

Mary E. Banner, age 91 of Winder, passed away Friday, March 18, 2016. She was of the Baptist Faith. Mary was a homemaker and loved being with and doing things for her family. She is preceded in death by her parents, Otis Alvin and Caroline Orilla Gerard Allen; her husband, John David Banner; three brothers, David, Gene and Otis Allen Jr.; four sisters, Neva Banner, Dorothy Allen, Florence DeVore and Alice Vanderworf and a grandchild, Marshall Ernst.  She is survived by a son, David Banner (Kathie) of Winder; two daughters, Rosemary Ernst (Jerry) of Edgewood, IA and Sandy Bush (Mike) of Winder; 11 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive. The family will have a private service at a later date.

 
Wed
30
Mar

Randy Rentschler death notice

Randy Rentschler, 51, of Elkader, died Saturday, March 26, 2016, at his home in St. Olaf. 

There will be a visitation from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader. A private family inurnment will be held at Gockel Cemetery in Glen Haven, WI.

In lieu of flowers, the family has established a memorial fund.

Wed
30
Mar

Richard “Dick” McAllen

Richard “Dick” Paul McAllen was born July 30, 1941, in Oelwein, Iowa, the son of Hugh and Eileen (Heth) McAllen. He passed away February 25, 2016, at Mercy Hospital of Franciscan Sisters in Oelwein, Iowa. He was baptized at Grace Lutheran Church, Fayette, and was confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church, Arlington. He attended Arlington Schools. Richard “Dick” was united in marriage to Maxine Margaret Belden on February 17, 1962, at the home of his grandparents, Paul and Emma Heth in Fayette.

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