Obituaries

Mon
12
Aug

Guy Meskimen

Guy Meskimen passed away Sunday Aug. 4, 2013, at his home in Guttenberg.

Visitation was Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Guttenberg, and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Thursday, Aug, 8, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson.

Inurnment was at the Guttenberg City Cemetery.

Wed
07
Aug

Jeaninne S. Phelps

Jeaninne Shirley Phelps, 77,  of Colesburg,  died at the Finley Hospital in Dubuque on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013.

Private family graveside service were conducted by Pastor Mike Jackson.

Interment was Oak  Hill Cemetery, Colesburg.

Jeaninne was born on Nov. 11, 1935, in rural Colesburg, the daughter of Harvey and Dorothy (Smith) Schenke. Jeaninne was raised and educated in the area and was a 1954 Colesburg High School graduate.

Jeaninne was united in marriage to Lowell Phelps on Sept. 2, 1955, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Together they resided at Colesburg.  Jeaninne was a homemaker and enjoyed flowers, gardening, and doing crafts.

Mon
29
Jul

Ashley D. Bailey

Ashley Daniel Bailey, 27, of Wilton, died Friday, July 19, 2013, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, surrounded by family and friends.

Memorial services were Saturday, July 27, at Stewart Baxter Funeral and Memorial Services, Cedar Rapids, conducted by Rev. Tom Zeleny.

Survivors include his mother, Bonnie Bailey; his children, Aiden, Brody, Korbyn, and Carson; three sisters, Addie Craver, Amber Zearley, Hayley Dietrich; his girlfriend, Stephanie Van Den Berghe; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends.

Mon
29
Jul

Corine Moser

Corine (Chettinger) Moser, 73, of Guttenberg, died Sunday, July 21, 2013, at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.

Visitation was Wednesday, July 24, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Guttenberg.

Graveside services were at Mt. Harmony Cemetery, rural Elkport, conducted by Mr. Carl Borrett. 

Corine was born to Donald and Jennie Melvina (Kafer) Chettinger on July 17, 1940, near Garber.

Corine graduated from the Colesburg High School and was a hairdresser for many years. She also worked for Muters Co., Original Enders Co., Guttenberg Egg Plant, and Guttenberg Care Center.

Mon
29
Jul

Gloria Pierce

Gloria Hernandez Pierce, 79, of Guttenberg passed away on July 27, 2013, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.

Visitation was Tuesday, July 30, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Guttenberg.

Funeral services were Wednesday. July 31, at the United Methodist Church in Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Penny Hansel.

Interment was at Dubuque Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Dubuque.

Gloria Hernandez Pierce was born on Feb. 9, 1934, to Jesus and Conception (Perris) Hernandez in San Antonio, Texas. She attended high school until the 9th grade.

Wed
24
Jul

Louise F. Schmal

Louise F. Schmal, 95, of Dyersville and formerly of Luxemberg, died Sunday, July 21, 2013, at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital, Guttenberg.

Visitation was Tuesday, July 23, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville.

Funeral services were Wednesday, July 24, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville, conducted by Rev. Dennis Quint.

Burial was in the church cemetery.

Wed
24
Jul

Merlin H. Geuder

Merlin H. Geuder, 87, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 15, 2013, at Lantern Park Nursing and Rehab Center, Coralville.

Graveside services to return both Merlin and Irene to their place of rest will be held Saturday, Aug. 3, at 11:00 a.m. at the Guttenberg City Cemetery.

Merlin was born in Guttenberg on June 19, 1926, the son of John and Ilo (Walke) Geuder. He grew up in Guttenberg, attended local schools, and later married Irene Peake in Guttenberg on Feb. 13, 1945. A short time after getting married, Merlin proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII.  After returning home from the service, Merlin farmed for over 30 years and also worked as a salesman for Stutsmans in Hills prior to retiring in 1992.  

Wed
24
Jul

Ardell R. Priebe

Ardell Ruth (Pufahl) Priebe, 76, of Garnavillo, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Tower Living Center in Garnavillo.

Visitation was before services at the funeral home.

Funeral services were Saturday, July 20, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Hillary Burns-Kite.

Interment was at Moody Cemetery rural McGregor.

Ardell was born the daughter of Oscar and Irene (Backhaus) Pufahl, July 6, 1937, in Kansas City, Mo.

Wed
24
Jul

Leland D. Tomkins

Leland Tomkins, 86, of Guttenberg died Thursday, July 18, 2013, at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital following a brief illness.

The family received visitors on Sunday, July 21, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home in Guttenberg. A private family burial of the cremains will take place at Bethel Cemetery, rural Colesburg.

Leland Dale Tomkins was born Jan. 28, 1927,  to Roy and Augusta (Blaker) Tomkins on the family farm in rural Colesburg. He attended country school and graduated in 1943 at age 16 from Colesburg High School.

Wed
17
Jul

Helen A. Stickfort

Helen Anna Stickfort, 92, of Garnavillo, died Saturday, July 13, 2013, at her daughter's home in Cedar Rapids, where she lived for the past five months.

Visitation was before services at the church.

Funeral services were Tuesday, July 16, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Wayne Ellingson.

Interment was at Garnavillo Community Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Garnavillo.

Helen was born one of eleven children on Dec. 19, 1920, on the home farm west of McGregor.

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