Obituaries

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Feb

Paul Clinton Sipe Jr.

Paul Clinton Sipe Jr., a resident of Baton Rouge LA passed away on February 10, 2017, at home at the age of 88. He was born in Oak Park, IL on April 16, 1928. Paul volunteered and trained in the Navy at age 15½: was honorably discharged as a minor without consent when his grandfather caught up with him in Norman, OK 1943. Then he was drafted into the Army in 1950 and served two tours in the Korean War. His first tour in communications; his second tour was organizing a band to entertain the officers and troops.

 

Tue
21
Feb

Eugene R. Glesne

Eugene R. Glesne died February 12, 2017. He was born July 9, 1946 Myrtle and Raymond Glesne, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Ron Glesne.

Eugene is survived by his wife of 49 years, Judy; children, Tracey (Chad) Duke, Kirsten Glesne and Tyler (Alicia) Glesne; six grandchildren, Riley, Gunnar, Harper and Hanson Duke and Harrison and Cecily Glesne; brother, John "Jack" (Eve) Glesne; sister-in-law Gloria Glesne; many nieces, nephews and good friends. 

Tue
21
Feb

Dale (Orville) Entwisle

Dale (Orville) Entwisle of Robins, IA passed away on February 15, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center surrounded by his family at the age of 82.

 

Dale was born to Gretchen and Orville Entwisle on May 8, 1934.  He grew up in Elkader, Iowa where he met Janice Kraus, and the two were married there at St. Joseph’s church on June 26, 1957.

Tue
14
Feb

Jeffrey Allen Fangmann

Jeffrey Allen Fangmann, 54, of Garnavillo, IA, died Wednesday, February 8, 2017.  He was born on May 7, 1962, in Dubuque, the son of Elmer and Anna Fangmann.

            Jeff grew up in the Bankston area where he graduated from Western Dubuque High School. Jeff was working as a mechanic when he and Laurie met in February 1981. They were married on June 23, 1984 at St. Joseph Church in Garnavillo. This marriage blessed Jeff and Laurie with two children, Joseph and Emily.  

Tue
14
Feb

John William Nelson

John William Nelson, 75 of Elkader, Iowa passed away Thursday, February 2, 2017 at the Elkader Hospital.  Leonard-Grau Funeral Home is handling cremation arrangements. Interment will occur at a later date. 

 

 John William Nelson was born on March 1, 1941, to Millard Nelson, Sr. and Myrtle (Moon) Nelson in Clermont.  He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at West Clermont Lutheran Church. 

Tue
24
Jan

Thor Fisko

Thor Fikso Jr. of Elkader, IA moved on from this life on Sunday, January 15, 2017, at age 91.

Thor was born September 10, 1925, in Garber, IA as the second of two children born to Thor and Ruth (Wathen) Fisko. Following an active childhood as the ever-irritating younger brother to his sister Helen, Thor enlisted in the Army. He arrived in Europe on August 11, 1944, exactly 33 years, to the day, that his father, Thor Fisko Sr., arrived in the United States from Norway. He worked as a Field Lineman in Northern France and Central Europe during the war. 

Tue
24
Jan

Stanley Erickson

Stanley Wayne Erickson, 80, of Elkader, died Monday, January 16, 2017, at the Elkader Care Center.  He was born July 14, 1936, in Highland Township, to Albert and Ida (Wilson) Erickson. Stan attended country school then went on to Elgin High School where he graduated.

Following graduation, he worked briefly at Iowa Manufacturing in Cedar Rapids, and farmed with his brothers for a time. Stanley was united in marriage to Viola West on July 3, 1959. The couple was blessed with three children.

Tue
24
Jan

Jane Elizabeth Griffith

Jane Elizabeth (Paa) Griffith was born March 23, 1945, to Joseph J. Paa and Catherine Leola  (Murphy) Paa in Sioux Falls, SD. She graduated from Sioux Falls O’Gorman High School, class of 1963.Jane then completed degrees in Child Development and Family Relations and Home Economics Education from South Dakota State University in 1968.

Tue
24
Jan

Dennis Dee Millard

Dennis Dee Millard, 67, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, died on January 23, 2017, at his home.  He was born in Oelwein on December 3, 1949, to Lloyd and Blanche (Walker) Millard. He grew up in Pony Hollow near Elkader and graduated from Central High School in 1968. Dennis served honorably in the United States Navy.

Dennis was united in marriage to Diane Mixon. Two sons were born to this union. They were later divorced. On December 1, 1979, Dennis married Jill Sedgwick at St. Sebald Lutheran Church, Strawberry Point. Three sons were born to this union.

Tue
10
Jan

Julian Carr

Julian Wiley Carr, 87, was born on September 22, 1929, the third son of Brody Shakespeare Carr and Mae Berry Carr o Hillsborough, NC. He retired to Elkader, IA in 2004 after an editorial and publishing career in New York. He died peacefully on December 31, 2016, in his Elkader Remaining to cherish his memory are his spouse, Raymond A. Stassen, Elkader; his stepdaughter, Martha L.A. Stassen (Reginald Kennedy), Wethersfield, CT; his brother, Alfred Carr (Betty), Hillsborough, NC; his nieces, Margaret Rose Smith, Tampa, FL and LeRae Cooney (Thomas), Hillsborough, NC; his nephews, Stuart T. Carr (Dennis Skrzekut), Hillsborough, NC and David K. Carr (Barbara), Winston-Salem, NC; and a host of friends throughout the United States.

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