Clayton County Register

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Duane Charles Delbert Lamker

 

Duane Charles Delbert Lamker, 84, of Monona, Iowa, died Thursday, August 15, 2013 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon, Iowa. He was born on March 10, 1929, to Alvin and Cora (Breitsprecher) Lamker in Monona, Iowa. Duane was baptized on March 31, 1929, and confirmed on March 10, 1943, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Monona, Iowa. He graduated from Monona High School.

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John LuVern Palas

 

John LuVern Palas, 59, of rural St. Olaf, died Thursday, August 15, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. He was born on July 18, 1954, in McGregor, to John and Elvera (Marmann) Palas. He graduated from Central High School, Elkader.

On June 19, 1976, he was united in marriage to Christine Heimann at Zion Lutheran Church in Clayton Center. Three children were born to this union.

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First-time visitors from Tanzania accompany Father Paul Fagan

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The first stop in the United States for Sister Anna Nchama and Iluuminata Mashalla, along with Father Paul, was a thrilling view from the 96th floor of the John Hancock Building in Chicago.
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This is the future Operating Suites building at Songambele Health Center. (Submitted photos)

The impossible dream of visiting the United States has come true for Sister Anna Nchama, IHSA (Immaculate Heart Sisters of Africa) and Illuminata Mashalla, who were accompanied by Father Paul Fagan who has worked in Tanzania for the past 53 years.  Their arrival in the United States began in Chicago where Fr. Paul’s cousin Bob met them at the airport and then took them to the John Hancock Building for an amazing ride 96 floors straight up. What a great place for them to get their first view of an American City. Fr. Paul who has designed and built more than 50 buildings in his parishes was equally fascinated by this and other extraordinary architectural designs and construction.

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12
Aug

Verdeen Waterman

 

Verdeen Emil Charles Waterman, 79, of Elkader, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 10, at the Regional Medical Center in Manchester, Iowa.   

Verdeen was born November 4, 1933 to Martin F. and Pearl M. (Maier) Waterman in Elk Township, Iowa. He graduated from Littleport High School in 1953. He was united in marriage to Loretta Pugh on January 23, 1955, in Rockford, Iowa. To this union five children were born. 

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12
Aug

A look at facade project

More than a dozen local property owners and residents got their first look at the complete Elkader façade project during a public meeting last week at Elkader City Hall. Sixteen properties are participating. Nearly $489,000 in exterior improvements will be made. Seventy percent of the cost (more than $343,000) will be covered by a state grant. The remaining amount (about $145,396) will be the responsibility of individual property owners.

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05
Aug

Langmeier, Foels engagement

 

Ron and Donna Foels of Elkader, are happy to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Amy, to Keith Langmeier, son of Jim and Sabrina Langmeier of Patch Grove, WI.

Amy is a 2003 graduate of Central Community High School and a 2006 graduate of Kirkwood Community College with a degree in Apparel Merchandising.

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05
Aug

LaVera Smith VanDuyn

 

LaVera Louise Smith VanDuyn, 87, of Littleport, Iowa, died on Sunday, August 4, 2013, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home.  She was born on November 18, 1925, in rural Littleport, the daughter of Edward F. and Helena Wilhelmina Dorothea ”Minnie” (Nightingale) Hakert.  LaVera was raised in the area and attended Littleport rural school.  She was confirmed at Hope Lutheran Church in Littleport.

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05
Aug

Local women making a difference


Erin Friedley, Monona, (back row, third from left wearing a dark pink shirt) was part of an Upper Iowa University group that recently traveled to Haiti.

Two sisters—Amy Doepkke, Elkader, and Erin Friedley, Monona, spent seven days in May on a service trip to Haiti. Eleven other Upper Iowa University students and two faculty members were also part of their group.

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29
Jul

Class of ‘53 gathers for reunion


The Elkader High School class of 1953 held its 60th reunion July 20 at Johnson’s. Thirty-two graduates were in that class; 13 attended the reunion alomng with six guests. Thirteen classmates are deceased and six others were unable to attend due to health issues. Those present were, back row left to right: Marlys Frieden Bennett, Bev Seeland Moon, Robert “Swede” Halverson, Ronnie Glesne, Gerald Reimer, Cletus Baade, and Don Bennet; riddle row, left to right; Lois Kuehl Bennett, Margaret Darlene Entwisle Tieden, and Joyce Kuehl Thurn; and front rows, left to right: Ray Cousins, Dick Heiden and Dick Koehn. The deceased classmates include: Jim Ashman, Jeanette Bahls Schmelzer, Carl Bennett, Zita Butikofer Backhaus, Marleen Embretson Zearley, Helen Fascher Bahls, Marilyn Freitag Unruh, Alberta Geno French, Ronnie Larson, Leigh Meyer, Sheila Mulroney Lux, Lyle Noggle, and Mavis Peterson. Another reunion is planned in five years.
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WarEagles honored at banquet


Varsity awards were recently presented at the Clayton Ridge/Central WarEagles baseball season-ending potluck event. Gold Glove awards were given to top fielders Ryan Moser, Gibson Berns, Colten Rastetter and Colin Connelly. Other awards were Offensive Player of the Year, Dylan Preston; Defensive Player of the Yea, Colin Connelly; WarEagle Cy Young Award (top pitcher, Colten Connelly; and WarEagles Coaches Award, Jake Aulwes. Pictured above with their awards are, left to right: Gibson Berns, Colten Connelly, Dylan Preston, Jake Aulwes and Colin Connelly.

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