Clayton County Register

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11
Nov

Ruth Fox


Ruth Fox

 

Ruth Marie (Oldfather) Fox, 85, died November 1, 2014, after a long struggle with Parkinson’s. She was born September 16, 1929, daughter of Glen and Beulah Oldfather of Volga, Iowa. Ruth attended Volga Schools and graduated from Volga High School in 1947. She attended Upper Iowa College for a teacher’s certificate and taught county school at Chase School in Clayton County.

Tue
11
Nov

Paul Kolz

 

 

Paul H. Kolz, 101, passed away on Friday, October 31, 2014, at his residence in the Galena Stauss Nursing Home. He was surrounded by family and friends who loved him. 

Paul was born on March 31, 1913 in Antigo, Wisconsin. He was the first of four children born to Anna (Skarlupka) and Wenzel Kolz.  His father was from Vienna, Austria, and his mother was a first generation German American.  German was the primary language spoken in the household, and little Paul started school barely able to speak and understand English.

Tue
11
Nov

Everett Gisleson

 

 

Everett Gisleson, age 88, of Osage, died Friday, October 31, 2014, at Mitchell County Regional Health Center Emergency Room in Osage.

 Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 3, 2014, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Osage with Rev. Bryan Lagerstam and Rev. Roy Ott officiating. Burial was in the Osage Cemetery.  Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage.

Tue
11
Nov

Norrine Thein

 

Norrine Marion Thein passed away in the presence of her three loving sons on November 3, 2014, at the Guttenberg Care Center at the age of 88.

Norrine was born on August 27, 1926, to Fred and Nora (Perrott) Waterman in Guttenberg, Iowa.  Norrine was baptized and confirmed while a member of St. Paul Church in Guttenberg.  She graduated from Guttenberg High School in 1943 and then worked at Iowa Food Products in Guttenberg until she married. 

Tue
11
Nov

Roger Halvorson

 

Roger A. Halvorson, 80, of Marquette (formerly of Monona), Iowa, died Sunday, November 2, 2014, at his home.  Roger Allan, the son of Victory L. and Ruby E. (Jenson) Halvorson, was born February 12, 1934 in Waterville, Iowa. Roger was baptized in 1934 and confirmed in 1948 at the Waterville Lutheran Church. He graduated from Waterville High School and received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Upper Iowa University.

Wed
05
Nov

Remembering Iwo Jima

 

By Dr. Robert Vittengl

 

As we approach Veterans’ Day 2014, it’s seems appropriate for us to stop and reflect on all of those men and women who served our nation.  There are many in our community.

There is one, however, who fought in what was arguably one of the most infamous battles of World War II—the battle of Iwo Jima.

Wed
05
Nov

Wedded bliss begins in Elkader


Ryan and Margaret Vandergriff chose Elkader for their recent wedding.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Even a talented writer like Ryan Vandergriff would be hard pressed to create the fairy-tale story line leading up to his recent wedding.

Wed
05
Nov

Esther Kolz

 

Esther J. Kolz, age 101, formerly of Garber, IA passed away on Saturday, October 25, 2014, at her residence in the Galena Stauss Nursing Home. She was surrounded by family and friends who loved her. 

Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at the Leonard Funeral Home, Elkader, IA, where friends called from 10 a.m. until service time.  Rev. Paul R. Peters will be officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Harmony Cemetery, rural Elkport, IA. 

Tue
28
Oct

PEFECT SEASON!


The Central Warriors football team celebrates with a “helmet salute” after defeating West Central Friday night. The Warriors closed out regular-season play with a perfect 9-0 record--the first in more than 50 years. In other great sports news, the Central cross-country teams are headed to state.
Tue
28
Oct

Everything Old Is New Again


Becky Gundacker sits at a bistro set up-cycled from wooden pallets

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

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