Obituaries

Tue
23
Aug

SUPERVISORS LOOK AT REZONING ISSUE

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

More than 50 people attended an August 15 public hearing to discuss a request from the Pattison Sand Company to rezone some land around its mining operation from A1 (agricultural) to M2 (heavy industrial), which would allow underground mining. Planning and Zoning Commissioner Janet Ott told the group that the P&Z has recommended that the land be rezoned.  She also said that the commission had included several restrictions and suggestions for the rezoning.

Tue
23
Aug

Gene Aylsworth

Gene Aylsworth, 77, of Wadena, Iowa, died peacefully on Tuesday morning, August 16, 2016 at his home with his family at his side.

Tue
23
Aug

Verneil “Neil” Huggins

Neil was born on the Fourth of July, 1937, in the small town of Elkader, Iowa ,to parents Russell and Geneva. He was a patriot, proud of his country, an Eagle Scout and served four years in the Air Force. He always enjoyed his birthday, wearing his patriotic colors, and, of course, there had to be fireworks. Neil attended school in Elkader, played all the sports and made long-time relationships with his coach and teammates. From teenage years, he helped neighbors and friends and that continued until his passing. He was a kind, outgoing, compassionate person full of energy for every activity. He was a loving, devoted husband, great brother, uncle and friend.

Tue
23
Aug

Harold Ebel

Harold Kloehn Ebel, 94, of Moose Lake, MN died Thursday, August 4, 2016, at Mercy Hospital in Moose Lake following a stroke suffered on August 1 while playing golf at Moose Lake Country Club. 

Harold was born in Lidgerwood, ND on September 22, 1921, the second of six children born to Paul and Ella (Kloehn) Ebel. In 1923, his family moved to Moose Lake, where they operated a farm on Soldier Rd. Harold graduated from Moose Lake High School in 1939 and Hibbing Junior College in 1941. He enlisted for military service following the attack on Pearl Harbor, and he served fo rfour years in the US Navy, rising to the rank of Ensign. 

Tue
16
Aug

Glen Gottschalk

Glen  L. Gottschalk, 69, of Burlington, died at 7:15 PM Monday, August 8, 2016, at The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

Born March 2, 1947, in Elkader, IA, he was the son of Elmer J. and Leona A. Gusta Gottschalk. On April 22, 1972, he married Deborah “Debbie”  Hayes in Maquoketa, IA. 

Glen was a manager for Kinney Shoes for over 20 years, worked in retail sales at JCPenney and prepared taxes at H&R Block.

Tue
16
Aug

Niane Meyer

Niane Meyer, age 64, of Tama, Iowa died Wednesday evening, August 10, 2016 at Hospice of Mercy in Hiawatha, Iowa. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Monday, August 15, 2016 at the Lindstrom Funeral Home in Cresco where friends may call from 10:00 am until time of services. Burial will follow in St. Kieran Cemetery, rural Cresco, Iowa.

Tue
02
Aug

Iva Dean Wilker

Iva Dean Wilker, 85, of Elkader, died Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at the Elkader Care Center.  

Iva Dean Cora Louise (Hoth) Wilker was born on October 4, 1930, in Elkader, to Willis and Emma (Bahls) Hoth. She was baptized February 22, 1931, at Lutheran Lion’s Church in Clayton Center, and was confirmed at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader. She attended country school through the eighth grade. Iva Dean graduated from Paris Academy of Beauty, in Cedar Rapids.

Tue
28
Jun

Melvin Leo Matt

Melvin Leo Matt, 85, of Des Moines, formerly of Garnavillo, IA, died Friday, June 17, 2016, at Taylor Hospice House in Des Moines, IA. He was born on July 25, 1930, on the Matt family farm near St. Olaf to Leo and Rose Matt. 

Melvin attended grade school at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Garnavillo and then attended and graduated from the Monona Public High School in 1948. After high school, Melvin served his country proudly with the United States Air Force 55th Strategic Recon Squadron from 1951 till he received his honorable discharge in 1955. On November 23, 1957, Melvin was united in marriage with Ruby Barron at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cathedral in Oklahoma City, OK. 

Tue
28
Jun

Marty Krambeer January 1, 1963 to May 26, 2016

Please join the family in honoring and celebrating the life of Marty Krambeer. Come share your memories; dress is casual. 

There will be a private family gathering from 2-3 p.m. followed by Celebration of Life with family and friends from 3-5 p.m.

When: Sunday, July 3, 2016 from 3-5 p.m.

Where:  Bootleggers, 36835 Noble Road, Millville, IA  52052 Five miles south of Guttenberg on US 52.

Tue
21
Jun

Shirley Taylor

Shirley L. Taylor, 85, passed away peacefully at her home of 49 years in Clive, IA on June 14, 2016. 

The family received visitors from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, June 18 at Merle Hay Funeral Home. The funeral service was at 11 a.m. the same day followed by a reception and luncheon. A private interment will take place at Chapel Hill Gardens.

Shirley was born December 5, 1930, in Volga, Iowa to Sidney and Grace White. She married Paul Taylor of Volga in 1951. Shirley and Paul were blessed with four children.

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