Clayton County Register

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Yohe service

 

A memorial service for Mary Lee Adams Yohe has been scheduled for Saturday, June 29, at Peace Lutheran Church, Clayton. The service will begin at 10 a.m. A luncheon will follow at the church.

 
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Bonnie Smith

 

Bonnie J. Smith, 80, of Elkader, died Monday, June 17, 2013, at the Elkader Care Center. She was born October 21, 1932, the third child of Gretchen (Walker) and Orville Entwisle on the family farm in Fairfield Township, Fayette County. Bonnie was baptized at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader. She graduated from Central High School in 1950. She then worked for Northwestern Bell in Elkader, Southern Bell in Gulfport, MS and Pacific Bell in Los Angeles, CA.

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Verna Funke

 

Verna Manson Carpenter Funke, 92, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013, following a long illness. Private family graveside services were at Taylorville cemetery, Arlington.

Survivors include a daughter, Sheila (Glenn) Belden, Marengo; three grandchildren, Vicki (Lee) Koenig, Daniel (Dar) Belden, Marengo; Curtis (Dawn) Belden, Cedar Rapids; 10 great-grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren as well as a favorite niece, Beatrice Johansen, Aplington; a great-niece, Pam, Guttenberg, plus many other nieces and nephews.

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Ralph Vaske

 

Ralph F. Vaske, 80, of Dyersville, Iowa, died Monday, June 17, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center, Dyersville, Iowa.

Ralph was born May 30, 1933, in New Vienna, Iowa, the son of Edmund and Anastasia (Hermsen) Vaske. He served in the Army from 1954–1956. He married Mary Platten on June 7, 1956, in Colesburg, Iowa.  Together they farmed near Garnavillo until they retired in 2002 and moved to Dyersville.  Ralph will be remembered for his warm and caring heart.

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Elizabeth “Liz” Katschkowsky

 

Elizabeth Ann “Liz” Rugland Katschkowsky, 84, of Elkader, died Monday, June 17, 2013, at University Hospitals in Iowa City. Liz was born October 22, 1928, at the family home in rural Wagner Township, Clayton County, Iowa, to John Oliver and Louisa Alma (Walter) Rugland.  She was baptized November 25, 1928, at Norway Lutheran Church by Rev. T.W. Tysdal and confirmed there on July 12, 1942, by Dr. S.J. Strandjord.

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Lenths have 50th anniversary

 

Gary and Connie Lenth of 120 4th Avenue, Atkins, IA, formerly of St. Olaf, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 21st.  

They celebrated with a family dinner at Freedom Bank in Elkader on Sunday, June 23, and will later be enjoying a week at Wisconsin Dells.

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WarEagles have several close calls


Central’s Ashley Nemechek dives for the ball during a weekends doubleheader. See page 10 for a wrap-up of Central softball activities. See the Register’s Facebook site for more softball and baseball photos.

Trey Roehlk reaches for the ball while Colin Connelly (#15) stands ready to make a play during a recent WarEagles baseball game.

 

The Clayton Ridge/Central Varsity baseball team was involved in a number of close games this past week.

MFL MarMac 5, Clayton Ridge/Central 4

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Turkey River Safari


Erin Dittmer, left, Conner Casper, center, and Brooklyn Casper, right, do a crayon rubbing at a post in the butterfly garden at Founders Park, Elkader. The garden is one of 20 stops in the Turkey River Safari.

Here’s a cure for the “I’m bored—there’s nothing to do” summertime blues. The folks at the Turkey River Recreational Corridor (TRRC) along with a long list of sponsors is offering their second annual self-paced outdoor adventure that encourages families to explore 20 different stops along the Turkey River.

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Two New Exhibits at Carter House


This dress, made in 1900 for the wedding of Mary Oldham to William Hansel, is part of a new Carter House Museum display. Mary is shown in the framed charcoal drawing on the wall.

After traveling a distance of more than 3,300 miles, a richly engraved ceremonial sword has found a new home at the Carter House Museum in Elkader. The sword, which belonged to the great-great grandson of Henry Carter, one of the original owners of the Carter House, joins a hand-sewn wedding gown as the museum’s two newest exhibits.

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Alice Kuehl death notice

Alice (Moore) Kuehl of Yantis, Texas died June 10, 2013.  She is survived by her husband, Dale, and children; Billie Ann, Michael and Alison.  Services were held June 17 at Mt. Pleasant, Texas.

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