Clayton County Register

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Donald Coobs

 

Donald D. Coobs, 71, of rural Dixon, Iowa, died Friday, April 25, 2014, at his home. Services in celebration of his life were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, rural Calamus, Iowa, with the Rev. Sarah Kretzman officiating. Jason Bousselor was organist; casket bearers were Marlon VanderHeiden, Jeff VanderHeiden, Jim Tweed, Allan Taylor and Lonnie Sievers.

A visitation was held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Davenport. Burial was at Garnavillo Community Cemetery, Garnavillo.

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Jane Myers’ graveside services

 

Graveside services for Jane Myers, formerly of Elkader, will be held at 11 am on Monday, May 17, 2014, at Hillcrest Cemetery in Volga.

Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left with www.leonardfuneral homes.com

 
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LaVarr Rhomberg

 

LaVarr Marion Schmidt Rhomberg, 77, of Elkader, Iowa was born into eternity Thursday, May 8, 2014, at the Floyd County Medical Center, Charles City, Iowa. She was born into life on May 14, 1936, to Bernard and Shirley (Olsen) Kraft in Burlington, Iowa. LaVarr graduated from Burlington High School in 1954.

LaVarr was united in marriage with John Schmidt on October 12, 1957, at St. John the Baptist Church in Burlington, Iowa. Three children were born to this union. John passed away in 1994. LaVarr was then united in marriage with Joseph Rhomberg on December 26, 1996, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elkader, Iowa and he passed away in 2013.

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Ruth Vigen

 

   Ruth Vigen, 98, of Jefferson, IA, formerly of St. Olaf, IA died Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at the Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson, IA.

She was born on May 3, 1916, in Finley, North Dakota, the daughter of Severt and Ellen Olson Jacobson. Ruth was confirmed and became a member of the Ostervold Evangelical Lutheran Church in ND on June, 1930. On October 22, 1938, she was united in marriage to Maurice Obert Vigen in Portland, ND. He preceded her in death on July 19, 1999.

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Dorleen Witt

 

Dorleen E. Witt, 91, of Cedar Falls, Iowa and formerly of Oelwein, Iowa died on Tuesday morning, May 6, 2014, at the Martin Health Center of the Western Home in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014, at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein, Iowa with the Rev. Ruth Ratliff officiating. Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 9, at the funeral home and after 9 a.m. on Saturday.  Interment was Eastside Cemetery, Elkader, Iowa, at 12 noon on Saturday, May 10.

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Girls are first at conference meet


Central’s Kinsey Juergens, right, hands off to Haley Schroeder in the 4x400 relay. Central finished second in the relay. Schroeder finished first in 800 meters, setting a school record. Photo by Bev Hamann

 

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

The Central girls’ track team finished first at the Upper Iowa Conference championship May 8. Following are the results for the top 10 finishes:

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Students talk about life after Central


These six Central seniors have big plans for the future. They are, back row, left to right: Breanna Elvers, Beau Fischer and Sam Hilgerson; middle row: Robin Rochleau and Samantha Tschirgi; and front: Kimmy Cleary. Register photo by Pam Reinig

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Six members of Central’s Class of 2014 took time from busy school, sports and work schedules to talk about the journey that will end Sunday with graduation and the journey that will begin after their diplomas are in hand.

Kimmy Cleary

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Students talk about life after Central

By Pam Reinig, Register Editor

Six members of Central’s Class of 2014 took time from busy school, sports and work schedules to talk about the journey that will end Sunday with graduation and the journey that will begin after their diplomas are in hand.

Kimmy Cleary

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Volga woman hosts six exchanges


Exchange student Kamilla Bonnesen, left, attended a Vikings football game with her host mom Lori Coonfare, Volga.

 

By Kim Hurley

Volga Correspondent

 

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William “Bill” White

 

William Charles “Bill” White, 83, of Elkader, died Sunday, April 27, 2014, at the Elkader Care Center. Bill was born August 7, 1930, in Highland Park, MI, to Clyde and Martha (Shea) White, and he was baptized there. Within his first year of life, the family moved to the family farm in rural Elkader. In 1941, they moved to Dubuque. Bill was confirmed and attended Loras Academy while living there. The family lived in Dubuque until 1948, when they moved back to the family farm. He served honorably in the United States Navy, from 1955 to 1957. 

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