Obituaries

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Dec

Vesta V. Kern

Vesta Vae Kern, 95, of Tipton, passed away Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, in Cedar Manor Nursing Home, Tipton.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, Jan. 2, at 1:00 p.m., Fry Funeral Home, Tipton.

Interment will follow in Red Oak Cemetery with her grandchildren as her pallbearers.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 noon until the time of the service at Fry’s.

Mon
29
Dec

Kenneth E. Tackman

Kenneth Edward “Kenny” Tackman, 77, of rural Garnavillo, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.

Visitation was Friday, Dec. 26, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg, and before services at the church.

Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 27, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Guttenberg.

Interment was at Guttenberg City Cemetery. 

Wed
24
Dec

Dorothy Wilson

Dorothy Wilson, 98, of Guttenberg, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation was before services at the church.

Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 15, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Interment was at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Guttenberg.

Arrangements were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg. 

Wed
24
Dec

Allan R. Meyer

Allan Ray Meyer, 60, of Manchester, formerly of Elkader, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at his daughter's home in Manchester.

Visitation was before services at the funeral home.

Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 13, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Penny Hansel.

Interment was at Mt. Harmony Cemetery, Elkport.

Wed
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. 

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