Obituaries

Wed
21
Jan

Arlene Myrtle Erb

 

Arlene Myrtle Erb, 97, McGregor, died Sunday, Jan. 18, in McGregor. 

She was born Nov. 17, 1917 to Joseph and Borghild (Olson) Larson in Clermont, Iowa. She was baptized on Jan. 13, 1918 and confirmed at East Clermont Lutheran Church, Clermont, Iowa. Arlene graduated from Postville High School in 1936.

Thu
15
Jan

Morgan Alonzo Loper

 

Morgan Alonzo Loper, 86, of McGregor, died Saturday, Jan. 10, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien. 

He was born on May 8, 1928 to William and Ethel (Cooper) Loper in Dubuque, Iowa. He attended country school in Dubuque. Morgan was united in marriage with Marilyn Adney on Aug. 19, 1949. They enjoyed 65 happy years together. He worked construction in his younger years and was the head mechanic specializing in alignments at Huinker Chevrolet in Monona for 25 years. At one time he was the state inspector for car alignments. Morgan enjoyed tinkering with broken things, camping, fishing, hunting, Saturday evening dinners with friends and family and taking rides to Dairy Queen and having a milk shake. 

Mon
08
Dec

Gertrude O. Everhart

 

Gertrude O. Everhart, 94, of Muscatine, passed away Monday, Nov. 17, at All American Care in Muscatine.

Gertrude was born Aug. 31, 1920, to Ernest and Sarah Margaret Halverson Eggen in McGregor, Iowa. She married Donald W. Everhart, of Marquette, on Nov. 7, 1942, in Pendleton, Ore. He preceded her in death on Sept. 17, 2011.

She was very active in the Island United Methodist Church and taught Sunday School. She was a member of the Muscatine Melon Patchers. She was a homemaker her entire life. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, flowers, cards, reading and music.

Wed
03
Dec

Duane Allen Barnhart

 

Duane Allen Barnhart, 78, passed away Nov. 24. 

Duane Allen Barnhart was born Feb. 25, 1936 on the family farm near Osterdock, Iowa, to Clifford and Bertha (Knockleby) Barnhart. 

Fri
10
Oct

Ira Franklin Voshell

 

Ira Franklin Voshell, (also known as Boz to many), 72, of rural Strawberry Point, died Monday, Oct. 6, at Rochester, Minn. 

He was born Dec. 28, 1941, to Clifton and Hazel Adams Voshell on his grandparent’s farm, rural Arlington, Iowa.

He attended country school near Arlington, and in Sny Magill, later attending and graduating from Mar-Mac High School in 1960.

Fri
10
Oct

Robert Hugh Flanders

 

 Robert Hugh Flanders, 82, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa formally of McGregor, Iowa died Tuesday, Oct. 7, at his home in Cedar Rapids. 

He was born Sept.2 3, 1932 in McGregor, the son of Lyle and Hazel (McGuire) Flanders. 

Robert graduated from Mar-Mac High School in 1950. He was united in marriage to Joyce Copper in 1953 in Ferryville, Wis. To this union three children were born, Cindy, Robert D. and Dion. Robert worked at FMC Link Belt. Robert enjoyed traveling and watching the Chicago Bears. Most of all, Robert cared deeply about his family and enjoyed spending time with them. 

Mon
29
Sep

William "Bill" C. Luther

 

William “Bill” C. Luther, 92, passed away on Sept. 25, at Halifax Hospital in Daytona Beach, Fla. 

Mon
29
Sep

Michael James "Jim" Riley

 

 Michael James “Jim” Riley, 82, of Dubuque, formerly of McGregor, died Sept. 27, at his home. 

Thu
25
Sep

C. Louis (Chuck) Noeding

 

C. Louis (Chuck) Noeding passed away quietly at home on Sept. 14, in Cave Creek, Ariz.

He was born on Dec. 20, 1919 in McGregor. He enlisted into the Army, retiring at the rank of Sergeant, serving in Germany, Austria and Korea.  Chuck’s military career started in the Mounted Horse Cavalry. His love of horses continued throughout his life, and he was still riding in his 90’s. After the Army he worked in law enforcement, eventually becoming head of the Federal Police Department in Arizona. He had a passion for polka music and anything German which led him to become president of the German American Club for several years. 

Fri
18
Jul

Shirley Ann Thornton

 

Shirley Ann Thornton, 76, of McGregor, Iowa died Wednesday, July 16, at Crossing Rivers Health Center, Prairie du Chien. 

She was born on Aug. 6, 1937 to Harvey and Lucille (Miller) Wagner in Lansing, Iowa. Shirley was baptized at the Presbyterian Church in Rossville. She graduated from Waterville High School in 1955.

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