Obituaries

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17
Dec

Brad O. Schmelzer

Brad O. Schmelzer passed away Nov. 17, 2014, at his residence in Smyrna, Tenn.

A memorial service will be planned at a later date.

Bradley Otto Schmelzer was born May 12, 1963, in Douglas, Ariz., to Donald and Jeanette (Bahls) Schmelzer. He was raised in Elkader and Guttenberg, where he developed his lifelong passion for the Green Bay Packers.

Wed
17
Dec

James D. Mann

James David Mann, 71, of Guttenberg, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014.

Visitation was Sunday, Dec. 14, at Clifton Murdoch Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Earlville.

Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 15, at the funeral home.

Burial was at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Coggon.

Wed
10
Dec

Helen M. Bolsinger

Helen Mae Bolsinger, 83, of Colesburg, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family.

Visitation was Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and before services at the church.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Dec. 3, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Interment was at St. Patrick Cemetery, Colesburg.

Wed
10
Dec

Opal Strohmeyer

Opal Anderegg Strohmeyer passed away on Dec. 3, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. in Sun City, Ariz.

A memorial service will be planned at a later date.

Wed
10
Dec

Shari A. Harbaugh

Shari Ann Harbaugh, 24, of Edgewood, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident near Guttenberg.

Visitation was Saturday, Dec. 6, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Shari shared her birthdate with her father, of Aug. 14, 1990, being born in Guttenberg to Jeff Harbaugh and Betty Belden.

Wed
10
Dec

John C. Rathe, M.D.

John C. Rathe, M.D., 83, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at his residence in Iowa City.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 13, at the First Congregational Church, Moline, Ill.

Burial will be at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 14, at the Guttenberg City Cemetery, Guttenberg. A light lunch and reception to celebrate John's life will immediately follow at the Rathe home, 106 Abel Dr., until 4:00 p.m. 

Wed
03
Dec

Duane A. Barnhart

My name is Duane Allen Barnhart and this is my story.

On Feb. 25, 1936, I was born on our family farm near Osterdock, to my parents Clifford and Bertha (Knockleby) Barnhart. I joined my siblings Arthur (Norma), Paul (Wilma) and Donna (Laverne Aude).  Later we had a baby brother, Donald Dean, who died at birth.

Wed
03
Dec

Bernita McMillin

Bernita McMillin, 87, of Garnavillo, formerly of Prairie du Chien, Wis., passed away Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wis.

Visitation was before services at the church.

Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 28, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Bruce L. Hanson.

Interment was at Garnavillo Community Cemetery.

Wed
26
Nov

Alphonse John Miller

Alphonse John Miller, 77, of Glendale, Ariz., went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Nov. 17, 2014, after a long illness of cancer.

Visitation was before services at the church.

Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 24, at Thomas Road Baptist Church.

Burial was at Resthaven Park Cemetery.

Alphonse was born May 7, 1937, to Alphonse and Viola (Scheller) Miller.

Wed
26
Nov

Lester R. Hefel

Lester R. Hefel, 71, of Holy Cross, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Visitation was Friday, Nov. 21, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg, and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 22, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, North Buena Vista, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries. 

Interment was at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, North Buena Vista.

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