Obituaries

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Tue
27
Sep

Allen McCandless

Allen McCandless born in Ontario October 2, 1919, passed away in Toronto, Canada August 17, 2016, at Bethany Homes. He trusted Christ as his savior at 14 years of age. Allen lived in Garnavillo from 1992-2005. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force as an airplane mechanic. He farmed in southwestern Ontario for many years.

He was survived by his six children: Murray (Shirley) of Sussex, New Brunswick, Tim (Betty) of Greene, IA, Esther (John) Kregel of Garnavillo, Jim (Daiva) of Hickory, NC, Mary (Dave) Zuidema of Midland Park, NJ and Rachel (Andrew) Ussher of Richmond Hill, Ontario.  He is also survived by one brother, Lyle of Ontario.

Tue
20
Sep

Angeline Berns

Angeline Berns, age 87, of Garnavillo, IA, died Monday, September 12, 2016, at the Guttenberg Care Center. She was born on October 8, 1928 in Garnavillo, the daughter of Henry and Catherine (Eglseder) Schmelzer.

Angeline received her education locally and worked in the Garnavillo area. On October 16, 1951, she was united in marriage with Robert Berns at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Garnavillo. For many years, Angeline farmed with her husband and made their home together. She spent a great deal of time working in her garden from which she became an expert in canning her produce as well as canning beef.  She made the best strawberry jam, was an avid quilter and was known as everybody’s aunt. 

Tue
20
Sep

Gabbi Perkins

Gabbi Aaliyah Perkins, cherished daughter of Gabriel and Abbi (Palas) Perkins, passed away due to complications in utero, on September, 13, 2016, at Crossing Rivers Health Center, Prairie du Chien, WI.  

Survivors include her parents, Gabriel and Abbi Perkins of Volga; her big sister, Reegan Perkins of Volga, paternal grandparents, Barry and VerLee Perkins of Grimes; maternal grandparents, David and Theresa Palas of Volga; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Gabbi was greeted in Heaven by her maternal and paternal great-grandparents.

Tue
13
Sep

Carroll Larson

Carroll Lamar Larson, 73, of Elkader, IA, and Culver City, CA, died Friday, August 26, 2016, at his home in Culver City. He was born May 21, 1943, in rural Elkader, to Adolph and Mary (Johnson) Larson. Carroll was baptized in 1943, and confirmed in 1958, both at Highland Lutheran Church, rural Elkader.

He graduated from Central Community High School in 1961, and went on to Lakeland College in Sheboygan, WI, where he received his bachelor’s degree. Carroll then attended Golden Gate University in San Francisco where he earned his MBA.  

Tue
13
Sep

Kenneth Radloff

Kenneth Meloy Radloff left us on August 31, 2016 with his wife and family by his side in Alexandria, Minnesota. Ken and wife, Donna moved to Arabella Manor in Alexandria to be closer to family in May of 2015, from Donna, Texas.

Kenneth was born on June 24, 1922, in Farmersburg, Iowa, one of four children to George and Laura (Reinke) Radloff. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran church in Farmersburg. After graduating from high school, Kenneth continued to farm with his family until retiring in 1981. 

Tue
13
Sep

Mary Jane Miehe

Mary Jane Miehe, 84, of Elkader, died Sunday, September 4, 2016. Mary Jane was born May 2, 1932, in Dubuque, to Elmer “Dick” and Greta Jane (Miller) Carlsen.

Mary Jane graduated from Elkader High School in 1950 then attended University of Dubuque for two years. She taught school at St. Olaf and Garnavillo Schools for a few years. She was united in marriage to James Joseph Miehe on March 15, 1952. She enjoyed raising her children and helping at the family implement. 

Tue
13
Sep

Ronald John Kephart

Ronald John Kephart, 50, joined his Lord and Savior in heaven on September 1, 2016. John was born on July 6, 1966, in Rochester, NY, the eldest son of Carol (Dickinson) and the late Gene Kephart.

Tue
13
Sep

Debra Reierson

Debra Kay Reierson, 54, of Elgin, Iowa died Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at her home in Elgin, Iowa. Debra Kay was born on July 19, 1962, in Waukon to Cletus and Irma (Shaw) Hagensick. She graduated from MFL in 1980 and attended Coe College. 

Tue
13
Sep

Janice West

Janice West, 76, of Strawberry Point, IA, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, surrounded by her family at the Edgewood Convalescent Home, following a lengthy illness.

Janice was born to Romanus and Darlene Zapf on February 15, 1940, in Littleport, Iowa. She was baptized at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Littleport, and later was confirmed at Hope Lutheran Church, Littleport. Janice received her education in the Littleport and Elkader school districts.

Tue
06
Sep

Bud Schuchmann

Bud Schuchmann, 91, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home. He was born on April 11, 1925, in Strawberry Point, the son of Paul and Hilda (Schmidt) Schuchmann. Bud was raised and educated in country schools near Strawberry Point. 

On July 21, 1949, Bud was united in marriage to Marian Rafoth in McGregor. After their marriage, they began their life together on a farm near Strawberry Point. Three children were born to this union. Bud was a long-time livestock buyer for Schuchmann Livestock.

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