Clayton County Register

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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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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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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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Violet Ornellia Landsgaard

 

Violet Ornellia Landsgaard Thompson, 85, passed away on July 12, 2013. A memorial service will be held on August 10, 2013 at Saint Andrew Christian Church in, Olathe, KS at 3 p.m. A private interment will follow at a later date in Springfield, MO.

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Helen Lucille Patrick

 

Helen Lucille Patrick, 82 of Elkader, Iowa passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Central Community Hospital, Elkader. A wake was held at Peace United Church of Christ, Elkader, Iowa on Thursday July 25, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., followed by a Celebration of Life service at 11.

Helen is survived by her two sons Edmund (Melissa) Patrick and Harlann (Joyce) Patrick of Elkader and Mrs. Gary (Joyce) Edwards Patrick of Jacksonville Beach, FL; grandchildren, Heather Patrick, Benjamin Patrick, Christi Edwards and David Hemby.

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Businesses getting overdue face lift


Work on the facade project is underway in Elkader. The chalet-type exterior of this building at the corner of Main and Mulberry was removed last week. A brick front is planned.

You can put a price tag on the cost to renovate an old building but you can’t attach a dollar sign to the lasting impression those improvements create.

“Replicating what a building looked like when it was first built, well, that’s priceless,” said Roger Thomas, Director of Main Street Elkader and the Elkader Development Corporation.

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Merlin Geuder

 

Merlin H. Geuder, 87, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 15, 2013 at Lantern Park Nursing and Rehab Center. Graveside services to return both Merlin and Irene to their place of rest will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 3, at Guttenberg City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Ronald McDonald House, 730 Hawkins Drive in Iowa City, or to the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home, 313 Elkader Street, Strawberry Point, IA 52076.

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Linda L. Phelps

 

Linda L. Phelps of Elkader died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader.  She was born April 28, 1949, in Elkader, to Irvin and Mildred (Boege) Phelps. She graduated from Central High School, and attended one year of beauty school in Iowa City.

She was united in marriage to Bruce Berens on May 15, 1971. One son was born to this union.

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