Obituaries

Tue
24
Mar

Harold “Shorty” Matt

 

Lifetime resident of the Elkader area, Harold Edward Matt, fondly known as “Shorty”, died at the age of 90 with amazing grace on March 21 at the Mercy Medical Center in West Des Moines after a battle with leukemia.  He was born November 24, 1924 in the rural St. Olaf, Iowa to Leo and Rose (Gebhart) Matt.  He attended the Garnavillo St. Joseph’s Catholic School through tenth grade school and graduated from the Garnavillo High School in 1942.  

Tue
17
Mar

Lorenz Landt

 

Lorenz Herman Landt, 88, of Luana, Iowa died Thursday, March 12, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Center, Postville, Iowa. Lorenz was born on the family farm in Luana on July 9, 1926 to Herman Henry and Alvina Anna (Mueller) Landt. He was baptized on October 27, 1926, and confirmed on March 29, 1942, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Monona, Iowa. Lorenz received his education at Luana Consolidated School.

Tue
10
Mar

Ilaverne Breitsprecher

 

Ilaverne A. Breitsprecher, 89, of Onalaska, WI and formerly of Merrill, WI, died Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse.

She was born August 12, 1925, in Froelich, IA to Arthur and Anna (Hamann) Seeland. Ila attended and graduated from Monona High School, Monona, IA. She then attended business college in Davenport, IA, graduating with an associate’s degree.  On April 12, 1951, Ila married Lloyd Breitsprecher in Monona, IA, and they celebrated 63 years of marriage this last April. On September 9, 2014, Lloyd preceded Ila in death.  

Tue
10
Mar

Vera Rahmiller

 

 

Vera Oldfather Rahmiller, 101, of Gladstone, Missouri (formerly of Volga, Iowa), died Friday, January 23, 2015.

A Celebration of Life Service for Vera Rahmiller will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Volga United Methodist Church. A private internment was held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Volga, Iowa.  Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Fri
06
Mar

Timothy Troester

 

Timothy Raymond Troester, 43, died on Monday, February 16, 2015 at Crossing River Health in Prairie du Chien, WI. He was born November 20, 1971, in Dubuque, IA to Raymond and Janis (Hamann) Troester. Timothy was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church, McGregor. He graduated from Mar-Mac High School in 1990 and continued his education at U-W Platteville and then transferred to Upper Iowa, where he earned his BA in business. Timothy was united in marriage with Darcy Winters on March 9, 2011.

Fri
06
Mar

Marjorie Meyer

 

Marjorie Ann Meyer, 83, of Janesville, formerly of Elkader, died Sunday, February 22, 2015, at an adult group home in Janesville, WI.  Marjorie was born December 28, 1931, in Elkader, to Eldo and Josephine (Miller) Meyer. She attended St. Joseph’s Grade School during her early years.

Exercising was one of the hobbies that she greatly enjoyed.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Fri
06
Mar

Alan Moser

 

Alan F. Moser, 50, of Clarence, passed away on Saturday February 28, 2015 at the Clarence Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday March 4, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at the North Cedar Middle School in Clarence with Pastor Lynn Butterbrodt officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday March 3, 2015 from 4-8 p.m. at North Cedar Middle School in Clarence. Another visitation will be held on Wednesday March 4 from 5-7 p.m. at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home in Guttenberg. A graveside service will be held on Thursday March 5, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Bethel Cemetery in Guttenberg.

Wed
25
Feb

Emma Louise Griffith

 

Emma Louise (Mather) Griffith was born December 21, 1915, in Minneapolis, Minn. and died February 16, 2015, at the Elkader Care Center, Elkader, Iowa.

A memorial service was planned at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 20, 2015, at Peace United Church of Christ In Elkader.  Friends gathjered and greeted family beginning at 10 a.m. until service time. A private inurnment in East Side Cemetery will be planned at a later date.

Wed
25
Feb

Dorothy Hulbert

 

Dorothy H. Hulbert, 85, of Elkader, died Thursday, February 19, 2015, at Marietta’s Place in Manchester, Iowa. Dorothy Helen Bernice Kremer was born on September 27, 1929, in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, the daughter of Frank and Wilhelmina (Seng) Kramer. She graduated from North High School in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, in 1949. Dorothy married Joseph John Hulbert on March 25, 1950. In 1954, the family moved to Elkader, Iowa.

During her life in Elkader, Dorothy worked at the Clayton County Courthouse, the Ben Franklin Store, and numerous other Elkader businesses, finally retiring from the secretarial position at Peace United Church of Christ in 1995.

Wed
25
Feb

Walter Long

 

After a courageous battle with cancer, Walter Long passed away in Apache Junction, Arizona, on February 10, 2015, at the age 75.

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