Obituaries

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Thu
02
Nov

Lorna Friedlein

 

Lorna Friedlein, 84, of McGregor, Iowa died Saturday, Oct. 28, at Great River Care Center, McGregor, Iowa. 

 

Wed
01
Nov

Bernard L. Sutton

 

Bernard L. Sutton, 82, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 16, at his home in Colorado Springs, Colo.

 

He was born Oct. 6, 1935, in Seneca, the eldest child of LaVern and Albena Sutton. Bernard graduated from B.A. Kennedy High School in 1954 and soon after joined the U.S. Air Force.

 

Wed
01
Nov

Leland A. Rutter

 

Leland A. Rutter, 81, of Janesville, passed away on Monday, Oct. 23, at Mercy Hospital. 

 

Leland was born on Feb. 13, 1936. He married Betty Ward on June 8, 1962. He retired from General Motors. 

 

Fri
27
Oct

Bertha (Becky) Jones

Bertha (Becky) Jones, 90, of McGregor, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, at Great River Care Center, McGregor. 

Bertha Mae was born on Sept. 9, 1927, to James and Sylvia (Barnhart) Harry in Osterdock. She attended country school.

 

Bertha was united in marriage with Harley C. Jones in 1943. She was a member of the Legion Auxiliary. What made her smile were friends, family, hugs and sharing Christ. She enjoyed music, dancing, outdoors, fishing, hunting and family getting together playing cards and jenga.

Wed
25
Oct

Mary A. Gillitzer

Mary A. Gillitzer, 92, of Prairie du Chien, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 25, surrounded by her family.

She was born Dec. 31, 1924, in Wauzeka, daughter of John and Kathryn (McCarthy) Lathrop. She married Eugene Gillitzer on Sept. 7, 1946, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wauzeka. Together they raised eight children. Mary’s greatest joys in life were caring for and spending time with her family and friends.

Eugene and Mary farmed in the Seneca area where they had a dairy farm. Mary was a hardworking partner in the farm operation, helping to care for livestock, raising a garden and canning or freezing the abundant produce. After selling the farm, Mary worked at Advance Transformer, retiring in 1989. Mary had a special devotion to her faith and praying the rosary.

Tue
24
Oct

Richard A. “Dick” Ginsterblum

 

Richard A. “Dick” Ginsterblum, 93, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 24.

 

Tue
24
Oct

Mark Eugene Abildtrup

 

Mark Eugene Abildtrup, 56, of Marquette, died Saturday, Oct. 21, at Unity Point Health Finley Hospital, Dubuque.

 

Mark was born Oct. 11, 1961, to Myron and Judy Marie (Spenler) Abildtrup in Des Moines. He graduated from Mar-Mac High School in 1980. 

Fri
20
Oct

James L. “Jim” Johnston

 

James L. “Jim” Johnston, 82, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 18, on his 82nd birthday.

 

He was born Oct. 18, 1935, in Harpers Ferry, Iowa, the son of Leo and Florence (Heim) Johnston. Jim served in the U.S. Air Force. 

Fri
20
Oct

Belva Alicia (Hosch) Becker

 

Belva Alicia (Hosch) Becker, 89, of New Albin, Iowa died on Oct. 18, at Thornton Manor Nursing Home in Lansing, Iowa.

 

Thu
19
Oct

Eileen A. Ruff

 

Eileen A. Ruff, 86, of McGregor, died Monday, Oct. 16, at her home in McGregor, in the care of her family. 

 

Eileen Agnes was born on April 7, 1931, to Lester and Ronilla (Schoulte) Connor in Elkader. She attended Country School, St. Joseph Catholic School, Elkader High School, and graduated from Monona High School in 1948.

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