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Jan

Ardeth M. Kirschbaum

Ardeth M. Kirschbaum, 87, of Dubuque passed from her earthly home into God’s eternal home on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at Luther Manor, surrounded by her children.

Visitation was Friday, Jan. 20, at the Egelhof, Siegert and Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, Dubuque and before services at the church.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 21, at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Dubuque.

Wed
25
Jan

Thor Fisko Jr.

Thor Fisko Jr., 91, of Elkader, moved on from this life on Sunday Jan. 15, 2017.

Thor was born Sept. 10, 1925, in Garber as the second of two children to Thor and Ruth (Wathen) Fisko. Following an active childhood as the ever-irritating younger brother to his sister Helen, Thor enlisted in the Army. He arrived in Europe on Aug. 11, 1944, exactly 33 years, to the day, that his father, Thor Fisko Sr., arrived in the United States from Norway. He worked as a Field Lineman in Northern France and Central Europe during the war. 

Wed
18
Jan

NaValle Eglseder

NaValle Eglseder, 88, of Guttenberg, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation was Wednesday, Jan. 11, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg, and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Thursday, Jan. 12, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Interment was at Garnavillo Community Cemetery, Garnavillo.

Wed
11
Jan

Laura Palumbo

Laura Palumbo, 88, of Guttenberg died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, at the Guttenberg Care Center surrounded by her family.

She was born the daughter of Rudolfo and Lila Tortolero on Aug. 18, 1928. She came to Guttenberg in 2004. Her youngest son, George, was living in Guttenberg, and when she saw the natural beauty and small town atmosphere, she fell in love with it.

Wed
04
Jan

Carol A. Simpson

Carol Ann Simpson, 82, of Sioux City, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, at a Sioux City hospital.

Abiding by family wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date with a private interment service to follow. Arrangements are under the direction of Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.

Wed
04
Jan

Manetta I. Keefer

Manetta Irene (Earle) Keefer, 101, of Clovis, N.M., died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016.

She was born Aug. 29, 1915 in Albany in a log home, the middle of five children, to William Edward and Lavina (Harriman) Earle. She attended Frog Hollow School, Albany School, and Fayette High School.

Manetta met the love of her life on a football field in Wadena, and the school's “guard,” Clay Vinton Keefer. They married on Oct. 22, 1932, in Wadena.

Wed
04
Jan

Ethel T. Drengberg

 

Ethel T. Drengberg, 69, of Wauzeka, passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. 

 

Wed
21
Dec

Roger N. Moser

Roger Nicholas Moser passed peacefully on Nov. 29, 2016, in Horton General Hospital, Banbury, England. Maureen, his beloved wife of 59 years, and sister-in-law Mary Sheen shared his final hours.

A celebration of life was held Dec. 16, in Banbury, England. Another service will be held in Guttenberg at a date yet to be determined.

Wed
21
Dec

Arleen M. Adams

Arleen Marie Adams, wife of the late Leonard Adams, passed away peacefully in her own home in Houston, Texas on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, at the age of 95. 

Visitation and funeral services honoring her were held at Linwood Cemetery in the Mueller Memorial Chapel, Dubuque, on Saturday, Dec. 17, followed by a luncheon.

Wed
21
Dec

Darla J. Brodigan

Darla J. Brodigan, 58, of La Crescent, Minn., passed away at her home on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Visitation will be held at Schumacher-Kish Funeral and Cremation Services, La Crescent from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec, 21, and again on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services. 

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22, conducted by Pastor Mike Woods.

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