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Wed
29
Jul

Geraldean “Gerry” McNeal

Geraldean “Gerry” Kuehl McNeal, 87, of Elkader, died with family by her side, Saturday, July 18, 2015, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home. She was born December 4, 1927, in Clayton, to LeRoy and Tillie (Koehn) Harnack. Gerry graduated from Elkader High School with the Class of 1946, and then attended Elkader Junior College for two years.

Gerry was united in marriage to Merlin Arthur Kuehl on November 22, 1947. One son was born to this union. Merlin died in November 1984. She worked as office manager for Walch Ford, Dittmer Dodge and McNeal Auto, all in Elkader. On February 13, 1988, Gerry was united in marriage to Earl “Ernie” Ernest McNeal at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. 

Wed
29
Jul

Harlan Reimer

Harlan William Reimer was born on January 14, 1923, in Elkader, Iowa, to Henry J. and Lucy A. (Mueller) Reimer. He graduated from Elkader High School in 1942.
Harlan enlisted in the United States Army in April 1943 and served in Europe during World War II as a member of the 247th Combat Engineer Battalion. He was honorably discharged in October 1945. 
After the war, he attended the University of Dubuque and then Elkader Junior College, where he graduated in May 1948. He then attended and graduated from Upper Iowa University, Fayette, Iowa, with a Bachelor of Science degree, in 1949. 

Tue
21
Jul

Africa bound, Project creating international ties

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Though nearly a dozen people were hard at work in St. Joseph’s Hall on a recent Wednesday afternoon, the only sounds breaking the silence were the soft whirr of two sewing machines and the gentle hiss of a steam iron. The group—three adults and a handful of youth—were intently (and quietly) focused on their tasks: ironing, cutting and stitching together fabric to make drawstring bags for youngsters living 8,000 miles away in eastern Africa.

Tue
21
Jul

COMMITTEE NEEDS MEMBERS

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

When the sun sets next Sunday on the final event of Sweet Corn Days, members of the planning committee will breathe a sigh of relief knowing that they’ve done their best to make Elkader’s annual festival a memorable event.

Tue
21
Jul

Neil Meyer

Neil Elmer Meyer, 84, of Monona, Iowa, died Thursday, July 16, 2015, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. He was born on May 29, 1931, in Postville, Iowa, to Eldo and Beatrice (Backhaus) Meyer. He graduated from Elkader High School in 1949.

On March 14, 1953, Neil was united in marriage to Virginia Eilers in Dubuque, Iowa, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church with Reverend Swarbrick officiating. To this union five children were born. He was a devoted husband and father.  

Tue
21
Jul

John “JD” Daley

John “JD” Daley, 59, of Lino Lakes, MN, formerly of Elkader, IA, passed away suddenly on July 15, 2015.  He was an amazing man and the love of Suzie’s life.  He dedicated many enjoyable years to the petroleum industry. 

Tue
21
Jul

William Dohrer

William J. Dohrer, age 91½, passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at Mountain View Terrace in Duarte, CA, where he was recovering from an earlier surgery.

Tue
14
Jul

Stone structures, Group documents historic buildings


Four of the 250 historic stone buildings in Clayton County can be found along this segment of South River Park Drive in Guttenberg.

By Jean Marie Hall

Freelance Writer

Tue
14
Jul

SEASONAL WORK “UDDERLY” GREAT

By Kim Hurley

Register Freelance Writer

 

Vanilla, Zanzibar, Turtle, Coconut Almond Bliss, Cotton Candy Twist, Strawberry, and Cookie Dough!  These are the flavors of Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream you can find six months out of the year at The Burger Barn at the intersection of Bridge Street and Highway 13 in Elkader!  However, they have a varied selection of other flavors from week to week.

Tue
14
Jul

Theresa Franzen

Theresa Marie Franzen, 56 of Garber, IA, died Tuesday, July 6, 2015, at her home surrounded by family after a five-year battle with carcinoid cancer.

Theresa was born August 11, 1958, in Madrid, Spain to Robert and Anna Mae Slater.

Visitation was an hour before the funeral services at St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Garnavillo, IA on Saturday, July 11, with the funeral beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will be at St Joseph’s Cemetery.

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