Obituaries

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Wed
05
Aug

Charles “Chuck” E. Peterman

Charles “Chuck” Eugene Peterman, 71, of Elkader, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at the Guttenberg Hospital.

A private family Mass was held, conducted by Rev. John Haugen.

Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Leonard Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elkader assisted the family. 

Wed
05
Aug

Lillian Handke

Lillian Handke, 93, departed peacefully from this earth at the Edgewood Convalescent Home in Edgewood on Sunday, July 26, 2020, very much enveloped at the time of her passing by the immeasurable love of her large and devoted family.

A private funeral service was held at the City Cemetery in Guttenberg on July 30. She was laid to rest beside her husband.

Wed
29
Jul

David Leuser

David Leuser of Guttenberg, formerly of Phoenix, Ariz., passed away peacefully on July 16, 2020, at Ennoble Nursing and Rehabilitation in Dubuque, where he was cared for by their caring and compassionate nurses and staff. 

At his request, cremation and a private family memorial is planned for David.

Wed
22
Jul

Irene E. Peake

Irene Esther Rodas Peake, 99, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2020, at the Great River Care Center in McGregor.

Due to Coronavirus concerns, there will be a private family graveside service and interment.

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elkader assisted the family.

Wed
15
Jul

Robert H. Fricke

Robert Henry Fricke, 84, passed away Friday, July 3, 2020, at the IOOF Home in Mason City.

Per his wishes, his body has been cremated and Robert’s family will hold a celebration of life at a later date.

Arrangements were handled by Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, Mason City.

Wed
15
Jul

Lonnie Wright

Lonnie Wright, 68, of Colesburg, died Saturday, July 4, 2020, at MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center.

A private burial was held. Arrangements were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Lonnie was born in Cedar Rapids on Feb. 8, 1952, the son of Orville and Augusta Wright. Lonnie lived in Wisconsin most of his life until moving to Iowa where he spent the last 28 years working in plastering with Lisa Johnson. He was a dog lover and was usually with his best friend Bear. 

Wed
08
Jul

Elaine K. Hanson

Elaine K. Hanson, 79, of Flint, Mich., died Saturday, June 27, 2020, at Fostrian Court Assisted Living in Flushing, Mich., of natural causes.

She was born Dec. 14, 1940, the daughter of Albert Christian Frederick and Mildred Maxine (Pardee) Fisher of Garnavillo. Elaine graduated from Garnavillo High School in 1958, and from Iowa State University in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education.

Wed
08
Jul

Leanna W. Burns

Leanna Walke Burns, 74, of Littleton, Colo., and formerly of Guttenberg passed away unexpectedly on June 16, 2020.

A celebration of life service was held in Littleton, Colo., on June 27.

Leanna was born April 2, 1946, to Harvey and Veronica (Frommelt) Walke in Guttenberg.

Wed
24
Jun

Charles R. Bries

Charles Robert Bries, 76, slipped peacefully from this world at Kavanagh (Hospice) House on June 12, 2020, a mere 10 months after the passing of his dear wife. He abandoned his earthly existence with her ashes beside him, his eldest daughter’s hand in his, while listening to the lyrics he often sang to his children...”I want to go home. I want to go home. Lord, how I want to go home.”

Visitation and funeral services were Friday, June 19, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Guttenberg.

Wed
24
Jun

Lester L. Groth

Lester Lee Groth, 78, of Garber, passed away on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at his residence.

Visitation was Sunday, June 14, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Edgewood and before the services at the church on Monday.

Funeral services were Monday, June 15, at the former Immanuel Lutheran Church in Elkport, conducted by Pastor Roland Waterman.

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