Clayton County Register

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William H. Crane

 

William H. Crane, 91, of rural Mederville, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at the Guttenberg Care Center in Guttenberg. He was born January 1, 1923, to William Peter and Cora (Thurber) Crane, in Pony Hollow, rural Elkader. Bill attended country school in Pony Hollow and Elkader High School. He was united in marriage to Florence Yonda in 1949, and they later divorced.

Bill was a farmer his whole life. He enjoyed dancing and fishing.

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Valene Lau

 

In Loving memory of Mom, we submit a summary of her life.  She was born in her maternal grandmother’s home in Guttenberg, Iowa on October 2, 1934. She grew up on the family farm near Clayton Center. After graduating valedictorian of her 1952 Garnavillo High School class, she moved to Dubuque to attend business school, but her favorite memory of that time was working in the music store. She loved music, especially Ray Price and Roy Clark.

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John “Jack” Dittmer

 

John D. “Jack” Dittmer, 86, of Elkader, died Saturday, May 31, 2014, at the Lutheran Home in Strawberry Point. He was born January 10, 1928, in Elkader, Iowa, to LeRoy and Helen (Schmidt) Dittmer. Jack grew up in Elkader, graduating from the Elkader High School in 1946. During the summer of 1945, Sec Taylor of the Des Moines Register nominated Jack to play in the U.S. All-American East-West baseball game in New York City. Jack’s coach for the East Team was Ty Cobb; the West Team was coached by Babe Ruth. 

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May

Donald Wille

Donald W. Wille, 80, of rural Garnavillo, died unexpectedly on May 17, 2014, while attending a family celebration. He was born February 13, 1934, son of Leo and Susan (Meyers) Wille. He attended St. Mary School. In 1954, Donald served his country with the United States Army as a generator mechanic in Germany until 1956, during which time he purchased his beloved (and now restored) 1956 Volkswagen Beetle to road trip through Europe with his Army buddies who quickly became lifelong friends.

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Raymond “Junior” Shulka

 

Raymond “Junior” William Shulka, Jr., 67, of Prairie du Chien, WI, died Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Gundersen Health Systems in La Crosse, WI.  He was born on January 26, 1947 to Raymond Fred and Irene Helen (Horstman) Shulka in Guttenberg, IA where he also attended school. 

Junior enlisted into the United States Army on October 17, 1964.  He was a missile mechanic during his service time.  He was honorably discharged in 1967.  Junior was married to Barbara Uher on September 5, 1969; to this union two children were born, Laura and Travis. They later divorced.

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May

Central girls bring home a trophy!


The Central girls’ track team finished third in Class 1A at the state track meet last weekend in Des Moines. See next week’s Register for more photos and stories. Photo by Bev Hamann
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May

Major overhaul for exhibits, displays


Top: Diane Formo, Wilder Museum curator, is ready to celebrate the museum’s re-opening. At right: This lamp was used as a prop in “Gone With the Wind.”

 

By Kim Hurley

Freelance Writer

 

Include the Grand Re-Opening Celebration of the Wilder Museum on your list of festivities to enjoy during Strawberry Days on Saturday, June 7th from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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May

Central girls qualify for state in 11 events


The shuttle relay team, whose members include Kiana Stender, Kinsey Jurgens, Anna Tuecke and Abby Gifford, is state-bound. The Central girls’ track team qualified in 11 events. Photo by Bev Hamann

 

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

The Central girls not only won their fifth regional track meet in the past six years. They also qualified in 11 events for the state meet, tying a school record set in 2010. At the May 15 regional meet in Edgewood, the Warriors took first place in a field of 11 teams with the following results:

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May

Donald Wille service notice

 

Donald Wille, formerly of Garnavillo, died May 17, 2014. Vistiation will be held at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg, starting at 3 p.m. on May 21, 2014. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, May 22, 2014, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Guttenberg,  at 10:30 a.m., followed by burial at Mt. Olivet cemetery and a luncheon at the church hall.

A full obituary will appear in the May 28 issue of the Clayton County Register.

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Laura Marie Larson

 

Captain Laura Marie Larson, 46, died May 9, at Creighton University Medical Center after battling ovarian cancer.  

Laura was born to Ralph and Joanne Hammel Larson at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon, Iowa. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick’s Catholic church in Waukon. She attended St. Patrick’s Catholic school through sixth grade before graduating from Waukon High School in 1986. 

 

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