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Wilma Brink

 

Wilma A. Brink, 94 of rural Elkader, Iowa died Friday, May 9, 2014, at the Elkader Care Center, Elkader, Iowa. Wilma Alberta, the daughter of Joseph and Zana (Fish) Rau was born August 23, 1919, in Fayette, Iowa. She graduated from Stanley High School 1936 and was the senior class president.

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Margenelle Moeller

 

Margenelle Moeller, 88, of Monona, Iowa, died Friday, May 9, 2014, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader, Iowa. Margenelle Laura Irene, the daughter of Fred and Amanda (Doerring) Becker, was born September 21, 1925 in Wagner Township, Clayton County, Iowa. She was baptized October 25, 1925, at St. John Lutheran Church in Luana, Iowa, and was confirmed March 17, 1940, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville, Iowa.

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How to get rid of hazardous waste

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Clearing out your basement, garage, barn or shed of hazardous materials? The Clayton County Supervisors would like to help. They’ve scheduled their third annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day for Saturday, May 31. Area residents will have an opportunity to make drop-off appointments for items on a lengthy list of materials; collection site details will be provided with the call.

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Central Class of 2014: Curran, Tschirgi are top graduates


Torre Curran is Central’s top male graduate.

Samantha Tschirgi is Central’s top female graduate.

 

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Based on academic achievement alone, Samantha Tschirgi and Torre Curran are Central’s top female and male graduates. They recently answered questions about the honor of being head of the class, their plans and their advice for underclassmen.

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Lora Mager

 

Lora Mager, 58, of Elkader, died Sunday, May 4, 2014, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home in Strawberry Point. She was born June 27, 1955, in Waterloo, to Leland and Edie (Nye) Smith. Lora graduated from Dunkerton High School in 1973. In later years, she attended college at NICC in Calmar, earning her degree in data processing.

On September 22, 1973, Lora was united in marriage to Wayne Mager at the First Baptist Church in Dunkerton. Two children were born to this union.  The couple lived in Dunkerton before moving to Elkader in 1975.

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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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