Obituaries

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.

Mon
09
Jun

Henrietta Schmidt

 

Henrietta Louise Schmidt, age 73, of Plano, IL, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. She was born on June 22, 1940 in Mederville, IA, the daughter of Henry and Etta (Schuldt) Nightingale.

Mon
09
Jun

Memories of George Maier

 

By Ellen Collins

 

George Maier passed May 24, 2014. Although George Maier lived 96 years, I knew George just the last years of his life.

Mon
02
Jun

Curtis Nuehring

 

 Curtis Duanne Nuehring, 70, passed away May 28, 2014, at his home in Camden, TN. Curtis was born on May 29, 1943, in Clayton County, IA to Frederick Nuehring and Vivian Canoe Nuehring. He was preceded in death by his father and his brother, Ronald Nuehring.  Curtis was a Water Well Driller for 40 years and then was the City Water Superintendent for Farmersburg and St. Olaf until his retirement. 

Mon
02
Jun

Philip Olmsted

 

Philip Legrand Olmsted, 78, of Giard, Iowa died Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Central Community Hospital, Elkader, Iowa. He was born July 25, 1935, to David and Charlotte (Koether) Olmsted in Giard, Iowa. Philip attended a one-room school in Giard Township, McGregor Elementary and graduated in 1953 from Monona High School. He attended Luther College and graduated from Iowa State University with an engineering degree.

Mon
02
Jun

Duane “Shorty” Gage

 

Duane A. “Shorty”  Gage, 86, of Guttenberg, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014 at the Guttenberg Care Center in Guttenberg. Duane Andrew, the son of McKinley and Martha (Malary) Gage, was born January 17, 1928, in Illyria Township, Fayette Co., Iowa. He grew up on a farm near Wadena, Iowa, until he entered the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War. Duane was united in marriage with Dorothy Thomas Shippy of Wadena. Dorothy was a widow and brought six step-children to this union: Lorraine (Art) Livingston, Gloria (Chuck) DeCook, Sharon (Skip) Crawford, Donny (Sandra) Shippy, Gary (Carol) Shippy and Kenny (Sonya) Shippy.  In 1956, Duane and Dorothy had a daughter, Ginger. Dorothy passed away December 25, 1958.

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