Obituaries

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.

Mon
24
Mar

Mary Nesvik

 

Mary Nesvik, 87, of Waterloo died at Friendship Village Retirement Center on Thursday, March 20. 

Mary was born May 25, 1926 in Pleasant Ridge, Iowa. The daughter of Henry John Sr. and Elizabeth C. (Henry) Kleinow. She married Richard Nesvik on April 23, 1949 in McGregor and he died Feb. 24, 1994. Mary graduated from McGregor High School in 1945. She worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. for 35 years as a clerk in facilities, retiring in 1980. She was a member of First United Methodist Church where she belonged to the Women of the Church and was on the funeral committee. She continued to volunteer with Community Meals at Kimball Ave. Methodist Church.

Mon
24
Mar

Helen Virginia Hoffmann

 

Helen Virginia Hoffmann, 83, of McGregor, died Saturday, March 15, at the Great River Care Center in McGregor. 

Helen was born Jan. 20, 1931 the daughter of Jim and Sally Hobbs. Helen and her first husband, Nolan Reed were blessed with three sons, Frank (Deb) Reed of Wiley, Colo., and Phillip (Kim). Helen worked in healthcare for many years including Iowa General County Hospital, Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital, Convalescent Home in Prairie du Chien, and the Great River Care Center in McGregor. She devoted her life caring for people. Helen moved to the Valley View Apartments in McGregor and was good friends with all the tenants that lived there. She enjoyed cooking and baking and was known to share her treats.

Mon
20
Jan

Charles Veit

 

Charles L. Veit Jr., 87, died Dec. 15 in Milwaukee, Wis. 

He was the son of Charles Sr. and Alvina (Toots) Paulson Veit of Marquette. He graduated from Marquette Public School, served in the US Navy during WWII. After serving he went to Milwaukee, where he worked for the Milwaukee Railroad, then a long time employee of Miller Brewing Co.

He was a member of Christ Church UCC and Lake Lodge #189 F & AM. He was an avid golfer and loved visits to family and friends in Marquette.

Thu
31
Oct

Carol Young

 

Carol J. Young, 82, died Sunday, Oct. 27, at her home at Opportunity Village, in Clear Lake, Iowa. 

Carol Jean Young was born Jan. 5, 1931, in McGregor, the daughter of Mark C. and Floy Melvin Young. She lived in Marquette, until the time of her father’s death. She then lived with her sister and brother-in-law Winifred and Cletus Friedman in Moline, Ill. In 1971 she became one of the first residents of Opportunity Village. It has been her loving home for forty-two years. She enjoyed shopping, going out to eat and had a great love for family, friends, dogs and cappuccino’s. 

Tue
09
Jul

Leland Regal

     Leland Edward Regal, 85, of Marion, Iowa, died July 2, at the Veterans Community Living Center in Des Moines, from colon cancer.
     Leland was born August 20, 1928, at home in McGregor, to Edward W. and Ruby M. (O’Brien) Regal; he was the oldest of three children. He grew up in McGregor, living for a time at Effigy Mounds State Park, while his father worked as a park manager. He attended the Marquette (Marquette, Iowa) Schools, graduating in 1946. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War from 1952-1954, stationed mostly in Japan. While serving during the Korean War, he fell in love with photography. He was honorably discharged from service in 1954. In March 1958, he was united in marriage to Susan Rae Stanton-Taube, of Marion, at the United Methodist Church in Marion; and he and Susan were married 50 years until her death in 2008.

Tue
09
Jul

Harry Starkey

Harry Starkey
Harry Starkey

     Harry Thomas Starkey, passed away on June 27.

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