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Tue
21
Mar

Tom Cheeseman

It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my husband, Tom Cheeseman, 60, on Saturday March 11, 2017. He was born October 30, 1956 in Prairie du Chien, WI to Byron and Helen Cheeseman, the last of four boys. He moved to Bakersfield in 1977 to escape the cold of Iowa and to start a new life in sunny Bako. 

Tue
21
Mar

Lorraine Ingwersen

Lorraine Ingwersen, 68, passed away March 13, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family, the same day as her mother-in-law 52 years later. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18, 2017, at West Des Moines Christian Church with burial at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines. Visitation wase from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at McLaren’s Chapel in West Des Moines.

Tue
21
Mar

Verda Mae Palas

Verda Mae Palas, 86, formerly of Farmersburg, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at the Elkader Care Center. She was born May 23, 1930, in Farmersburg to Glendor and Wilma (Klinkenberg) Zurcher.

She was united in marriage to Gerald Palas. Four sons were born to this union. The couple farmed together. Verda served as Activities Director at the Elkader Care Center for many years. She was also an Avon representative. Verda was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Farmersburg, where she served on numerous church groups.

Wed
08
Mar

Helen Seeland

Helen Seeland, 95,  of rural Elkader passed away on February 28, 2017.  Helen was born on June 23, 1921, to Charles and Anna (Oehrle)  Nichols in Elkader where she attended and graduated from the public schools.  On May 31, 1940, she married Harold Seeland at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.  While raising five children, she was actively involved with the work on the family farm. Cooking and baking for her family and others were life-long pleasures for her.  Often her cooking and baking used fruits and vegetables from the big garden she enjoyed cultivating.  

Wed
08
Mar

Richard Hale Corlett

Richard Corlett, 66, of Farmersburg, Iowa died Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Great River Care Center, McGregor, Iowa. Richard Hale was born August 15, 1950 to Hale and Marjorie (Knudson) Corlett Jr. in Elkader, Iowa. Rick graduated from MFL High School in 1969.

Wed
01
Mar

Helen Storbeck

Helen Martha Storbeck, 88, of Elkader, died Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at the Elkader Care Center. She was born in Farmersburg on April 16, 1928, to George and Ernestine (Horns) Hetz. Helen completed the 8th grade in country school. She was confirmed on March 29, 1942, at the Lutheran Church in Clayton, Iowa. On April 17, 1948, she was united in marriage to Raymond C. Storbeck at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Garnavillo, IA, by Pastor K. Landgrebe.

Wed
01
Mar

Erma Kainz

Erma Elizabeth Kainz, 83, of Volga, Iowa, died Thursday, February 23, 2017, at the Elkader Care Center in Elkader, Iowa. Erma was born on September 9, 1933, to Rudy and Dorothy (Orr) Kainz in Elkader, Iowa.She graduated from Garnavillo High School in 1950 and then attended Mankato State College in Mankato, Minnesota.

Wed
01
Mar

Richard Hildebrand

Richard Lowell Hildebrand, 86, of Edgewood, Iowa, died on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home. He was born on October 26, 1930, in rural Edgewood, the son of Vallie and Ethel (Hochhaus) Hildebrand. He was raised and educated in the area, graduating from Littleport High School in 1948. 

Tue
21
Feb

Ellen Ida Bente

Ellen Ida Bente, 94, of Elkader, died Thursday, February 16, 1917, at the Good Samaritan Society in Waukon, Iowa. She was born in Elkader on April 8, 1922, to John and Alma (Mueller) Leuchtenmacher. She was baptized on July 22, 1922.

 

Tue
21
Feb

Donald “Don” Edward Vontalge

Donald “Don” Edward Vontalge, 87, of Wadena, IA, died Saturday, February 11, 2017, at Good Neighbor Home in Manchester, IA.  

 

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