Obituaries

Tue
14
Jun

Dorothy Zapf

Dorothy J. Zapf, 96, of Littleport, died Sunday, June 5, 2016, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader.

Dorothy was born February 29, 1920, in Alden, Iowa, to Wayne and Cecile Hunter. She graduated from the University of Iowa as a Registered Nurse in 1941. She married Lowell (Soapy) Zapf in Littleport in 1941.

Dorothy had an insatiable curiosity and thirst for knowledge. She loved to read and discuss world and local events. 

Wed
08
Jun

Amy Lou Hoeger

Amy Lou Hoeger, 66, of Farmersburg, IA, died Tuesday, May 24, 2016. She was born on April 23, 1950, in Oelwein, Iowa, the daughter of Floyd and Myrna Eberhardt. 

Amy attended the Garnavillo School and graduated with the class of 1969. She went above and beyond during her those high school years, as she took classes through Capri College during the summers through high school. She later received her degree from Capri College in Dubuque in 1970. On July 24, 1971, Amy was united in marriage with James Hoeger at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Garnavillo and together they were blessed with four children. For many years, Amy made a home for her family and also worked as a certified nursing assistant.  

Wed
08
Jun

Services pending

Dorothy J. Zapf, 96, of Littleport, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2016, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader. Services are pending at Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader.

 
Wed
08
Jun

Jeffery Werger service notice

Jeffery Alan Werger, age 39, of Garnavillo, IA, died Sunday, June 5, 2016, at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital due to injuries sustained in an accident

Arrangements are being handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo, IA where the family will receive friends from 3-8 p.m., Wednesday, June 8, 2016 and one hour before service at church.  Funeral services will be at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 9, 2016, with the Rev. Marvin Bries officiating. Interment will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Garnavillo, IA.

Tue
17
May

Dorothy “Jeanne” Africa

Dorothy “Jeanne” (Aylsworth) Africa, 54, of Clermont, Iowa went to be with our Lord and Savior on Monday, May 9, 2016. She died at St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester, Minnesota, from complications related to open heart surgery. She was born July 3, 1961 to Gene and Janet (Dewald) Aylsworth in West Union, Iowa. Jeanne was baptized at the Wadena Presbyterian Church and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Arlington.

Tue
17
May

Allen Edwards

Allen Jay Edwards, Blue Eye, MO son of Alva J. and Imogene F. (Martin) Edwards, was born March 6, 1947 in St. Joseph, MO and departed this life on May 9, 2016 at the age of 69.

Allen had been a resident of the area for 13 years moving here from Elkader, IA.  He was a mechanic, servicing golf carts, a member of V.F.W. Post 2203 Shell Knob, MO and Masonic Lodge #712 Collinsville, IL.  He served his country in the United States Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Wed
11
May

Allen Edwards

Allen Jay Edwards, Blue Eye, MO son of Alva J. and Imogene F.(Martin) Edwards, was born March 6, 1947 in St. Joseph, MO and departed this life on May 9, 2016 at the age of 69. Allen had been a resident of the area for thirteen years moving here from Elkader, IA.  He was a mechanic, servicing golf carts, a member of V.F.W. Post 2203 Shell Knob, MO and Masonic Lodge #712 Collinsville, IL.  He served his country in the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include: his wife, Elaine of the home; two daughters, Kimberly Bail and husband, Mitch of Sedalia, MO and Teresa Tuecke and husband, Jim of Oelwein, IA; two sons, Dan Phelps and wife, Anna of Fennimore, WI and Darrell Phelps of Mason City, IA; six grandchildren and a host of other family and friends. Visitation will be Saturday, May 14, 2016 10:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m. at Stumpff Funeral Chapel Kimberling City, MO.  Military Service will follow at 11:30 a.m.

Tue
10
May

Virgil Martin

Virgil Clyde Martin, 94, of Anamosa, Iowa, died Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at Jones Regional Medical Center following a sudden illness. A Celebration of Life service with full military honors by the United States Army and the Anamosa Veterans was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 2, 2016, at the United Methodist Church in Anamosa with Pastor Marty Schuhmacher officiating. Visitation was Sunday, May 1, at the Goettsch Funeral Home in Anamosa where family will received friends from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Burial was at 2:30 p.m. Monday, May 2, 2016, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Grundy Center, Iowa. 

Tue
03
May

Anthony “Tony” Schmelzer

Anthony “Tony” Schmelzer, 60, of Elkader, died Monday, April 25, 2016, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic in Iowa City, Iowa. Tony was born on June 28, 1955, to Joseph and Anita (Berns) Schmelzer in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. He graduated from Garnavillo High School in 1973. Tony was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elkader, Iowa. 

Tue
03
May

Helen Hawkins

Helen Hawkins, 97, of Garnavillo, IA, died Friday, April 29, 2016, at the Elkader Care Center. She was born on November 27, 1918, in Osterdock, the daughter of Louis and Caroline (Brase) Troester.

Helen received her education from the country school in rural Guttenberg. On November 7, 1942, Helen was united in marriage with Delbert James Hawkins at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Garnavillo  Helen and Delbert lived in various areas in Clayton County until 1953 where they settled in the Buck Creek area outside of Garnavillo. They farmed there until early 1975 when the moved into Garnavillo, becoming caretakers at the Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home. 

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