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Edwin P. Schneider

 

Edwin Paul Schneider, 79, Esmann Island, Guttenberg, passed away on Aug. 28, 2013, at 9:25 a.m., at home, surrounded by his family.

Visitation was before services at the church.

Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 31, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Guttenberg.

Leonard Funeral Home and Crematory, Dubuque, was in charge of arrangements.

Wed
28
Aug

Kelly Crubaugh

 

Kelly Crubaugh, 50, of Guttenberg, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at her home.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Wed
28
Aug

Gregor Albert Junk

 

Gregor Albert Junk, 80, of Ames, died comfortably and peacefully Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at his home of natural causes and was under continual nursing care.

Visitation was Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Stevens Memorial Chapel, Ames.

Funeral services were Thursday, Aug. 22, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Ames.

Burial was at Ames Municipal Cemetery.

Wed
28
Aug

John “Jack” B. Habel

 

John “Jack” B. Habel, 61, of North Buena Vista, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, in Dubuque of natural causes.

Visitation was Sunday, Aug. 25, at Kramer Funeral Home in Holy Cross and before service at the hall in North Buena Vista.

Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 26, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, North Buena Vista, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Burial was in the church cemetery.

Wed
28
Aug

Aloys J. Berns

 

Aloys J. Berns, 76, of Garnavillo, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at Guttenberg Care Center from Alzheimers disease.

Visitation was Friday, Aug. 23, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Garnavillo,  and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 24, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Interment was at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Garnavillo.

Wed
28
Aug

Ingleside members recreate photo from turn of the century


The 12 members of the 1909 Ingleside Club were, from left, Mrs. Yetta Purnhage, Clara Friedlein, Gusta Friedlein, Mabel Petters, Lottie Ihm, Emma Reinade, Mabel Ihm, Jessie Beyer, Mrs. Olive Pye, Mrs. August Borman, Mrs. Bob Scholz, and Mrs. Millie Sholz. (Photo submitted)

By Shelia Tomkins

A historic home on Guttenberg's South River Park Drive served as the backdrop for two similar club photos taken more than a century apart.

In 1909 the ladies of Ingleside Club posed for a photograph in front of the painted brick home   at 822 South River Park Drive, where member Clara Friedlein lived. Wearing lacy Gibson-style blouses,  floor-length walking skirts, and upswept hairdos, the  twelve women stood with sober expressions as the photographer recorded the day. 

Wed
28
Aug

River royalty passes by

One of the newest riverboats on the Mississippi River passed through Lock and Dam 10 at Guttenberg on Wednesday evening, Aug. 21, headed north to St. Paul. The Queen of the Mississippi was constructed in 2012 and has accommodations for 150 passengers. (Press photo by Austin Greve)

Wed
28
Aug

New ownership, new ideas at Guttenberg Marine and RV Center


Brooks Ante, left, is the new owner of Guttenberg Marine and RV Center. In addition to the sales and service his business offers, Ante has plans in the works for two Guiness Book of World Records events in the coming year – one on the water, and one community-wide. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Guttenberg Marine and RV Center is under new ownership, and owner Brooks Ante has made it his priority to bring more fun to the area with big, fast pontoon boats and items available for rent. He continues to carry both new and used Harris FloteBotes, and Forest River Sandpiper fifth wheels and destination trailers. 

Wed
28
Aug

Gamerdinger family discovers roots 70 generations deep


The Gamerdinger family Bible, dating from the 1800s, was given to Jim. He discovered it to be a scholar's Bible, and traced it back to a Gamerdinger who studied to be a Lutheran minister. (Press photo by Molly Moser)

By Molly Moser

Like many couples, Jim and Mary Gamerdinger display photos of their children and grandchildren proudly on the walls of their Guttenberg home. With 12 children, 49 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren, photographs overflow from the walls onto quilts and blankets, received as gifts from their many descendants. 

The Gamerdingers have been blessed with a large family, and their interest in learning about their heritage extends far up the family tree. To be precise, it stems 70 generations back – to roughly 500 B.C.  

Wed
21
Aug

Karen Wright

Karen Wright, 74, of Monona, formerly of Clayton Center, died Sunday, Aug, 11, 2013, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation was Tuesday, Aug. 13, at Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader and before services at the church.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Aug. 14, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

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