Obituaries

Fri
13
Mar

William Francis Olinger, Esq.

 

 William Francis Olinger, Esq., 76, of Sanibel, Fla. died Feb. 25, at Health Park Memorial Center, Fort Myers, Fla. after a short battle with lung cancer. 

He was born on Sept. 16, 1938 in Waterloo, Iowa, a son of Ermin and Augusta (Schares) Olinger. He graduated from Sacred Heart High School, University of Iowa, class of 1960, University of Iowa School of Law, class of 1964 with a Juris Doctorate. He served in the Marines Corps. He was a founding partner of Olinger, Sosalla & McManus and later his own firm William F. Olinger P.C. He was inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocacy.

Mon
09
Mar

Allen R. Benoy

 

Allen R. Benoy, 67, of Cottage Grove, passed away Saturday, March 7, at his home surrounded by family and friends. 

He was born on Feb. 24, 1948, in Prairie du Chien, the son of Clarence J. and Ella Rose Benoy. Allen was united in marriage to Karen for 42 years. 

Mon
09
Mar

Laraine Ann Boardman (Day)

 

Laraine Ann Boardman, 71, of Cedar Rapids, died Friday, March 6, at her home with her family following a long illness. 

Mon
09
Mar

Elizabeth Marion Jane “Betty” Reynolds

 

Elizabeth Marion Jane “Betty” Reynolds, 93, of Marquette, Iowa died Thursday, March 5, at Great River Care Center, McGregor, Iowa. 

Elizabeth, the daughter of Morris and Lillian (Gorsch) Thomas, was born June 22, 1921 in Williamsburg, Iowa. She was united in marriage with Dale Reynolds on June 11, 1940. Betty, along with her husband, owned and operated the McGregor Roofing Company from 1949-1974. They also built the New Frontier Motel in Marquette; together they operated it from 1964 until their retirement in 1974. They also owned and operated the Little Swiss Drive Inn at McGregor and the Barr House Antique shop in Marquette, Iowa

Tue
03
Mar

Leonard Lynn Ward

 

Leonard Lynn Ward passed away peacefully, Monday March 2, at the age of 85 years. Leonard was a life-long resident of Crawford County residing in Steuben, Eastman and Prairie du Chien. 

Tue
03
Mar

Wilma Arlene Harris Brown

 

Wilma Arlene Harris Brown, 92, of Mineral Point, passed away on Monday, March 2, at the Mineral Point Care Center.

She was born on Feb. 3, 1923, in the town of Wyalusing, to Archie and Katie (Weed) Harris. Along with her ten brothers and sisters, Wilma attended the Brodtville rural school for eight years. She graduated from Patch Grove High School in 1940, then returned there for a year as they had just added typing to the school curriculum. Wilma then attended Bayless Business College in Dubuque for a year, graduating from the secretarial course. She worked in Dubuque a year, returning home to help out after her mother died.

Tue
03
Mar

Michael Doll

 

Mike Doll was born on Sept. 29, 1948 and went home to Heaven on Feb. 24, 2015. 

My Dad is not defined by the day of his death or the day of his birth, but by the life that he lived. My Dad was saved out of the Catholic church as a young college student who began to read his Bible and decided to take God’s Word over man’s. My Dad was saved after reading John 1:12 and chose to believe on Jesus Christ alone to be called a son of God. 

Mon
02
Mar

John Henry Lang

 

John Henry Lang, 77, of McGregor, Iowa passed away Sunday, March 1, at his home in McGregor, Iowa. 

He was born Sept. 17, 1937 in McGregor, to Ernie and Isabel (Coffman) Lang. John graduated from Mar-Mac High School, McGregor, Iowa in 1956. He was united in marriage to Janann Hallberg on May 3, 1958 at Swede Ridge Lutheran Church in McGregor, Iowa. 

Mon
02
Mar

Ruby G. Harville

 

Ruby G. Harville, 85, of Prairie du Chien passed away Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Crossing Rivers Hospital. 

She was born March 15, 1929 in Valeo, Calif., the daughter of Fred and Etta (Eisenhower) Hohstadt. She married Keith Harville on Oct. 14, 1947 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. She and her husband farmed many years in Patch Grove Township. Ruby was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved to bake and cook. She was a talented seamstress and enjoyed gardening. 

Thu
26
Feb

Dwendell (D.C./Dusty) Solem

 

Dwendell (D.C./Dusty) Solem, 84, passed away on Feb. 25, in Prairie du Chien.

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