Clayton County Register

Wed
19
Jun

Vorwald death notice

Frances Vorwald, 97, died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at the Guttenberg Care Center. Private services are planned.

Wed
19
Jun

Blair Berens

Blair Allen Berens, 74, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City on Saturday, June 8, 2013, after a courageous battle.
Blair Berens was born May 18, 1939, at home in Wood Center, Iowa, the son of Edith (Bissell) and Paul Berens. He attended rural school and graduated from Edgewood High School in 1957. He was united in marriage to Janet Kathleen DeMoss on June 7, 1959, at the United Methodist Church in Strawberry Point. Three children were born to this union.

Wed
19
Jun

Central girls win five

The Central girls met Ed-Co June 11 for a double-header that saw the Warriors take the first game with a score of 11-0.  Ashley Nemechek had a hit, a run and two RBIs and Haley Schroeder and Lexie Funk each had a run.  Laren Lenth got a hit, a run and a RBI, while Ashley Funk ad two hits, a run, four RBIs and a triple.
Grace Rodman scored a run and Rachel Berg scored two.  Gabrielle Berns finished with a hit, two runs and two RBIs, while Hannah Kuehl had a hit and two runs. Darci Eberhardt had a hit and a RBI during the game.
The second game saw Central win by a score of 6-1.  Nemechek had two hits, two runs and a double. Schroeder hit one and had an RBI and Lenth had a double and a run.  Funk had a triple, another hit, a run and two RBIs, while Eberhardt had two hits, including a double.  Ashley Funk finished with a hit and two runs.

Wed
19
Jun

Africa bound

Caitlin Josten has an unusual goal for the next several weeks: She hopes to become such an annoying pest that her mother, Kathy, will be happy to see her leave at the end of the summer.
No such luck, said Kathy, owner of Bridge Street Boutique and Gift in Elkader. While some distance might be nice for a few days after spending the summer working together, neither Kathy nor her husband, Ed, are overjoyed by their daughter’s next move. The 2011 University of Iowa graduate who also graduated from Central High School will leave in September for 27 months in Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer.
“They’ve reached the point where they’re excited for me, I think.” Caitlin said, “But when I first mentioned it, well, Dad, tried really hard to find me a teaching job in the States.”

Fri
14
Jun

Traveling the state for patterns

When asked how she spent her last summer vacation, Bonnie McHugh has a more interesting tale to tell than most folks. A year ago, the Elkader woman devoted two weeks to crisscrossing the state collecting quilt patterns. Her journey was part of the 2012 All-Iowa Shop Hop, an event that included 90 quilt shops located in just about as many counties.

Fri
14
Jun

Blair Berens service notice

Funeral services for Blair Berens, Strawberry Point, will be June 12 at 11 a.m. at United Methodist Church, Strawberry Point. Visitation was June 11 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Leonard Funeral Home and one hour before services at the church.

A complete obituary notice will be published in the June 19 issue of the Register.

Fri
14
Jun

Marian “Mariann” Patzner

 

Marian Elizabeth “Mariann” Hamlett Patzner, 87, of Meadows, IL, formerly of Elkader, died Wednesday, June 5, 2013, in Normal, IL.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Bloomington, IL. Visitation was from 10-11 a.m., Tuesday at the church. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at St. Joseph Cemetery, Elkader. 

Fri
14
Jun

Beulah Idelle Weston

 

Beulah Idelle Weston was born April 25, 1923, in Madison Township near Lamont, Iowa, the daughter of Cutler and Mable Brown Weston. She graduated from Lamont High School in 1940, Moody Bible Institute of Chicago in 1945, and attended Trinity Evangelical College where she studied Bible-Hebrew-Jewish Missions. 

Fri
14
Jun

Nola Nelson-Blake

Nola Nelson-Blake, 60, of Tuscon, Ariz., passed away Sunday, May 12, 2013, at Casa De La Luz (House of Light) Hospice Care of Tucson. There will be a casting of her ashes at a later date, but no services are scheduled.
Nola was born July 13, 1952, in Elkader, and graduated from Central Community High School in 1970. She was baptized and confirmed at Norway Lutheran Church of St. Olaf. Nola was crowned Miss Elkader in 1969, She attended Capri Cosmetology in Dubuque and went on to a successful career as a platform artist of hair care and permanent makeup.
Mon
10
Jun

S. Gerald Gilbertson

S. Gerald “Jerry” Gilbertson, 71, of Prairie du Chien passed away Saturday, June 8, at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital.  He was born August 6, 1941 in Whitehall, the son of Sidney and Esadora (Fredrickson) Gilbertson. Jerry was a tri-sport athlete in high school and went on to compete in football and basketball at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. He married Judith Larson on June 29, 1963 in Whitehall. Jerry was an active member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Prairie du Chien. He taught high school math in the Prairie du Chien School District for 33 years. Jerry was the Prairie du Chien track and field coach for over 20 years and also refereed for football, basketball, baseball and volleyball.

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