Clayton County Register

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Leona Fischer

Leona “Fern” Fischer, 96, of Garnavillo, died Monday, February 22, 2016, after short illness. She was born the daughter of Westly and Ella Mae (Stillinger) Palmer on April 8, 1919, on the family farm near Millville.

Fern received her education from the Hunter Country School, farmed with her family and was a homemaker for many years. 

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01
Mar

Pamela Freitag

Pamela Sue (Johnson) Freitag, 54, passed away at Central Community Hospital on February 23, 2016, after battling a life-long illness. She was born in Hinsdale, Illinois, to Paul L. and Betty L. (Pust) Johnson on August 7, 1961. She was a graduate of Central Community School and attended Kirkwood Community College. On April 4, 1981 she married Dennis Freitag at Bethany Lutheran Church in Elkader.  To this union, a daughter, Ann Marie, was born.

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01
Mar

Evelyn Seeley

Evelyn B. Seeley died February 26, 2016, at the Great River Care Center in McGregor, IA, after an extended illness. She was born October 15, 1933, to Alfred and Anne (Maly) Sawall in Ottumwa, IA, and adopted by Louis and Bertha (Cabalka) Blaha of Cedar Rapids, IA.  

Evelyn graduated from Wilson High School and Coe College. She and James W. Seeley were married June 2, 1957.  Evelyn was a teacher and choir director and very active in her churches. She had a passion for music, gardening, birds, and her many dogs.

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01
Mar

Patrick Keleher

Patrick William Keleher, 77, passed away Friday, February 19,2016, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader.  Pat was born October 3, 1938, in Elkader, to Leo and Lucy Keleher. He remained a devoted Catholic throughout his life. Pat graduated from the Elkader High School in 1957 and started working for a local contractor.

In 1961, he married, his sweetheart, Joanne Havlicek, of Monona. That same year he went to work for Costigan Construction. After a short time they moved to the family farm where they lived for many years.  

Wed
24
Feb

On a Mission - Lee family is serving in Guatemala


Mark and Kelly Lee are pictured with their three children, Christian, Katelyn and Ethan, who is moving to Guatemala with his parents.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Though it’s been two years since Pastor Mark Lee left Grace Evangelical Free Church for full-time mission work, his connection to the congregation and the people of Elkader is as strong as ever. In fact, they’re the biggest supporters—spiritually and financially—of his present effort. In just eight days, the people of Grace E-Free and folks from three other Elkader-area churches last year raised $20,000 to help purchase land for a church and school in Guatemala.

Wed
24
Feb

CENTRAL FFA HAS A BUSY YEAR

It’s been a busy year for Central FFA. Three students, Ted Hilgerson, Luke Orr and Andrey Shirbroun, showed their steers at the Iowa State Fair in August with impressive results. Earlier last summer, the Central group joined with the Tri-Star and Ed-Co FFA chapters for a livestock judging contest at the Clayton County Fairgrounds. Central FFA member Tom Shirbroun was the high-scoring senior individual.

Wed
24
Feb

Milo Heins

Milo Frederick Heins, 78, of Dallas Center and formerly of Postville, passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Spurgeon Manor in Dallas Center, IA. A Memorial Visitation will be held from 5:30–7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 16, at Iles-Brandt Chapel in Dallas Center. Memorial services will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville, IA on Saturday, February 27, 2016, with visitation at 10 a.m. followed by the service at 11. Inurnment will follow immediately at Postville Cemetery. Following the inurnment, there will be a luncheon at the Church. 

Wed
24
Feb

Juneaver McNichols

Juneaver Wilhelmina McNichols, 98, Farmersburg, Iowa, died Friday, February 12, 2016, at the Elkader Care Center, Elkader, Iowa. Juneaver was born March 6, 1917, in Farmersburg, Iowa, the oldest of four children to George and Laura (Reinke) Radloff. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Farmersburg and was a lifelong member there. Juneaver graduated from Farmersburg High School in 1935 and received a degree in business from Wartburg College in Waverly in 1938. She was an accomplished pianist, studying under Professor Heist. She worked three years at Lutheran Mutual Life Insurance in Waverly before moving to San Diego, California, and worked in the office of Solar Aircraft. It was in San Diego that she met a young Marine on leave.

Tue
16
Feb

Sons & Daughters Pay-what-you-can cafe dream coming true


Christie Melby-Gibbons, right, and a volunteer add a fresh coat of paint to a new wall in the soon-to-open Tricklebee Cafe.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Once a pint-sized entrepreneur with a string of imaginary businesses, Christie Melby-Gibbons now invests her spirit and time in bricks and mortar efforts to feed the hungry.

Tue
16
Feb

UPDATE ON PATTISON REZONE

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg Press

 

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