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Jul

Otto A. Becker

Otto Albert Becker, 87, of Nunnelly, Tenn., died peacefully at home on June 26, 2016.

Otto was born May 16, 1929, in Clayton to John W. and Sylvia Becker.

He moved to Michigan in 1948 and was an active member of the Operating Engineers #324 for 32 years. He also owned and operated Otto’s Market in Hazel Park, Mich.

Wed
29
Jun

Timothy J. Kuempel

Timothy J. Kuempel, 64, of Guttenberg, died Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City.

Visitation was Friday, June 24, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Saturday, June 25, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Guttenberg, conducted by  Rev. Richard G. Gaul. A reception immediately followed the funeral service in the St. Mary’s Church basement.

Wed
29
Jun

Robert De Koekkoek

Robert De Koekkoek, 78, of Frenchtown, died Sunday, June 19, 2016.

Memorial services were Thursday, June 23, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Penny Hansel officiating.

There will be an inurnment this coming fall at Hope Cemetery in Tyler, Minn.

Robert was born on Nov. 12, 1937, in Chanarambie Township, Murry, Minn., the son of Teunis and Pearl De Koekkoek.

Wed
29
Jun

Melvin L. Matt

Melvin Leo Matt, 85, of Des Moines, formerly of Garnavillo, died Friday, June 17, 2016, at Taylor Hospice House in Des Moines.

Visitation was Wednesday, June 22, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo, and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Thursday, June 23, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Interment was at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Garnavillo.

Wed
29
Jun

Dale L. Hoffman

Dale LeRoy Hoffman, 80, of Dubuque, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016, while enjoying a family dinner in celebration of Father's Day at his daughter’s home.

In honor of his wishes private family burial and celebration of life will be at Dubuque Memorial Gardens where both Dale and his wife, Darlene, who passed in 2014, will be interred together on their 58th wedding anniversary.

Military honors for Dale will be accorded by American Legion Post #6.

Wed
29
Jun

Fatal accident in Millville Saturday

An accident on Saturday, June 25, in Millville claimed the life of Jimmy Hansel, 66, of Guttenberg.

According to the Iowa State Highway Patrol, Hansel was southbound on Highway 52 when he lost control of his 1996 Honda motorcycle while  attempting to avoid stopped traffic on the highway. He entered the west ditch, overturned and was ejected from his bike. According to official reports, Hansel was not wearing a helmet.

Hansel was transported to Guttenberg Municipal Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Wed
29
Jun

Mine expansion study meeting July 7

The mine reserve expansion study group has completed its draft report of zoning recommendations for the land being considered for rezoning for Pattison Sand Company. 

The report is available online on Clayton County’s website or printed copies are available at the Auditor’s office. 

Wed
29
Jun

Fireworks and more Saturday, July 2

By Molly Moser

Classic Independence Day traditions will be honored at this year’s Stars and Stripes Celebration. The iconic summer event is scheduled to take place this Saturday, kicking off with the Farmer’s Market at 8 a.m. on the 400 block of South River Park Drive, and ending in the timeless custom of fireworks over the Mississippi River. The second annual Interact 5K Walk/Run will also be held that morning, with registration beginning at 8 a.m. at the gazebo in Ingleside Park.

Wed
29
Jun

Florence Eilers featured in parade as Super Senior


Flossie Eilers, 99, and her late husband Bud raised their family and earned a living in the Guttenberg/Garnavillo area. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Even after 99 years of life, Florence ‘Flossie’ Eilers is still having new experiences. On July 2, she’ll be featured as the Super Senior in Guttenberg’s Stars and Stripes Parade – her first time riding in a parade. Her sons, Jim Eilers of Montana and Ted Eilers of Guttenberg, will ride alongside her, while her son Dick Eilers of Guttenberg will march in the parade as a flag bearer.

Wed
22
Jun

Vietnam veterans tribute coming to National


Wendy and Lanny Kuhse were instrumental in bringing “The Moving Wall” to National. (Photo submitted)

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Journalist 

From June 30 at 1 p.m. to July 5 at 8 a.m. the Clayton County Fairgrounds at National will be the site of a moving and long overdue tribute to Vietnam veterans.  

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