Obituaries

Tue
11
Nov

Norrine Thein

 

Norrine Marion Thein passed away in the presence of her three loving sons on November 3, 2014, at the Guttenberg Care Center at the age of 88.

Norrine was born on August 27, 1926, to Fred and Nora (Perrott) Waterman in Guttenberg, Iowa.  Norrine was baptized and confirmed while a member of St. Paul Church in Guttenberg.  She graduated from Guttenberg High School in 1943 and then worked at Iowa Food Products in Guttenberg until she married. 

Tue
11
Nov

Roger Halvorson

 

Roger A. Halvorson, 80, of Marquette (formerly of Monona), Iowa, died Sunday, November 2, 2014, at his home.  Roger Allan, the son of Victory L. and Ruby E. (Jenson) Halvorson, was born February 12, 1934 in Waterville, Iowa. Roger was baptized in 1934 and confirmed in 1948 at the Waterville Lutheran Church. He graduated from Waterville High School and received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Upper Iowa University.

Wed
05
Nov

Esther Kolz

 

Esther J. Kolz, age 101, formerly of Garber, IA passed away on Saturday, October 25, 2014, at her residence in the Galena Stauss Nursing Home. She was surrounded by family and friends who loved her. 

Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at the Leonard Funeral Home, Elkader, IA, where friends called from 10 a.m. until service time.  Rev. Paul R. Peters will be officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Harmony Cemetery, rural Elkport, IA. 

Tue
28
Oct

Marcele Kottman

 

Marcele Marjorie (Pals) Kottman, 92, formerly of Thornton, IA, died Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at the Rehabilitation Center of Hampton, IA.

A funeral service was held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, October 25, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Thornton, with Rev. Rhea Evanson officiating.  Visitation was Friday, October 24, 4 to 7 p.m. at Ward Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, IA and one hour prior to the service at the church.  Interment was at the Pleasantview Cemetery, Thornton.  Memorials may be given to the Marcele Kottman Memorial Fund.

Tue
21
Oct

Margaret Baker obituary

 

Margaret “Granny” Baker, 87, of Garnavillo, died Monday, October 13, 2014, at her home. She was the daughter of John and Annie (Kelso) Milligan, born August 31, 1927, in North Kingston, Rhode Island.

Margaret graduated from high school in Rhode Island and was a homemaker for many years. On May 29, 1946, she was united in marriage with Elmer Baker Jr. in Phoenix, Arizona.

Tue
21
Oct

Jon Elvers obituary

 

Jon Dennis Elvers was born on December 28, 1943, the son of LaNelle (Ehrhardt) and Arthur Elvers. The family made their home in rural Elkader, Iowa, where Art and LaNelle operated the family farm on Chicken Ridge. Jon attended school in Elkader, where he was active in basketball, 4-H, FFA, and band, where he played the coronet.

Tue
21
Oct

Virginia Luster obituary

 

Virginia “Ginny” Ann Luster, 73, of Harpers Ferry, Iowa, formerly of St. Olaf, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at her home.   

Wed
08
Oct

Scott Alan Whitford

 

Scott Alan Whitford, 53, passed away at his home in Gilbert, AZ on August 31, 2014 surrounded by his family. He fought a courageous battle with brain cancer following that diagnosis September 2012. There will be a memorial service at Lovely Lane United Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 19.

Wed
01
Oct

Janis Brown

 

Janis Colleen Brown, 82, of Elkader, entered her heavenly home on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader, following many years of enduring health issues. She was born on the family farm, rural Elkader, on July 16, 1932, the oldest child, of Orvald E. and Iowa L. (Erickson) Larson. Janis was baptized and confirmed at Highland Lutheran Church.

Wed
01
Oct

Arleen Wolf

 

Arleen Louise Wolf, 102, of Edgewood, Iowa, died on Thursday, September 25, 2014, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home. She was born on May 20, 1912, in Guttenberg, Iowa, the daughter of Harry and Louise (Pupke) Muschewske. Arleen graduated with the class of 1929 from Guttenberg High School. She attended Elkader Junior College and then received her teaching certificate from Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls. Arleen taught rural school in Elkport, Volga, Elkader, and Edgewood.

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