Obituaries

Tue
26
Aug

Verna Strampe

 

Verna Maxine Strampe, 91, of Brunswick, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at Hospice of the Golden Isles.

Mrs. Strampe was born in Aurelia, Iowa, on October 28, 1922, to Frank and Lillian Herr Stewart. She attended elementary and high school in Alta, Iowa, and received a BA degree in Education from Buena Vista University. She served with the United States Marine Corp during World War II, and taught school in Iowa for 35 years.  

Tue
26
Aug

Mary Connors

 

Mary Margaret (Dunn) Conners Larkin died peacefully in her sleep on August 18, 2014. She was born on August 28, 1926 to Josephine & Peter Dunn in Elkader, Iowa. She had one brother, Bishop Francis Dunn who preceded her in death. 

Mary shared 36 wonderful years with her husband Robert Conners, until he passed away in 1986. She married Dr. Charles Larkin in 1991 and has shared the last 23 years happily with him.

Tue
26
Aug

Marlene Graves

 

Funeral services for Marlene Graves, 74, were held Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rob Jackson officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was at Burningtree Memorial Gardens. Visitation was held Saturday, August 23, 2014, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Tue
26
Aug

Elizabeth Monk

 

Elizabeth “Liz” Monks, of Elkader Iowa, 97 years of age, beloved mother and grandmother, died of congestive heart failure on August 20, 2014, at the Kavanagh House, Des Moines, Iowa. She was also known to many in Elkader as “Sis.”

Tue
19
Aug

Patricia Matt obituary

 

Lifetime resident of Elkader, Patricia Ann (Hyde) Matt, 80 died peacefully on August 5 at the Elkader Care Center after an eight-year battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was born November 1, 1933 in Elkader to LeRoy and Elsie (Perry) Hyde. She attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School through grade school and graduated from the Elkader Public School in 1952. She was a second-generation drummer in the high school band.

Mon
28
Jul

Lois Kruger

 

Lois E. Kruger, 85, of Edgewood, Iowa, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home. She was born on June 26, 1929, in Bemidji, Minnesota, the daughter of Russell and Edna (Tyrrell) Smock. Lois was a graduate of Greeley High School.

Lois was employed at Trademark Homes in Guttenberg as a builder. She worked in food service and also Miller Paint at Edgewood. Lois was a member of Edgewood Methodist Church for many years.  

Wed
25
Jun

Ruth Engelhardt Strathman

 

Ruth Clarice Engelhardt Strathman, 82, of Cedar Rapids, died Monday June 16, 2014. Services were Saturday, June 21, at 10 at 1st Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids. A visitation was held on Friday, June 20, from 4-7 p.m. at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. Burial was at Cedar Memorial Park Mausoleum. 

Mon
16
Jun

Margie Emma Reinert

 

Margie Emma Reinert, 82, of Edgewood, died on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home. She was born on January 12, 1932, in Greeley, the daughter of Ben and Maggie (Klosterman) Funke.  Margie was raised and educated in Greeley.

On January 19, 1954, Margie was united in marriage to John Reinert at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Greeley. They farmed southwest of Edgewood until they moved to farm in Littleport.  In 1977, after JOhn’s death, she moved to Elkader where she was employed by Theis Clothing for 10 years and was a supervisor for 14 years at Rise, Ltd.

Mon
16
Jun

Leslie “Les” Roys

 

Leslie J. “Les” Roys, 77, of Oregon passed away on Thursday, June 5, 2014, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. He was born on April 27, 1937, in Volga, Iowa, the son of Dale and Florence (Dorher) Roys.

Les married Mary Durbin on July 12, 1958, in San Diego, CA. He attended high school in Iowa, and then Miami University of Ohio. Les served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1956 until 1975, and was a member of People’s United Methodist Church. He was a supervisor at Wisco Industries for 25 years and at Dorn True Value Hardware in Oregon for several years.

Mon
16
Jun

Clyde L. Kramer

 

Clyde L. Kramer, 76, of Bella Vista, AR passed away on June 3rd at his home. He was born on March 9, 1938, to the late Milton M. Kramer and Anna Mae H. Kramer in Elkader, IA.

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