Obituaries

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Tue
03
Nov

Raymond “Bud” Marmann

Raymond “Bud” J. Marmann, Jr., 88, of Farmersburg, died Friday, October 30, 2015, at the Elkader Care Center in Elkader. He was born January 4, 1927, at home in rural Clayton Center, to Ray and Pearl (Taake) Marmann Sr.

He was united in marriage to Margaret Fishler on February 16, 1955. Two children were born to this union.

Tue
03
Nov

Irvin Kruse

Irvin LaVern Kruse, 77, of rural St. Olaf, died Saturday, October 31, 2015, at the Guttenberg Hospital. He was born in Elkport, on the home farm, on May 12, 1938, to William and Mildred (Hammond) Kruse. He was baptized at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Elkport on August 21, 1938, and later, was confirmed there. 

He attended country school; then went to Garnavillo, graduating with the class of 1958.  Irvin served in the United States Army from 1961 to 1963, when he was honorably discharged. On October 14, 1964, he was united in marriage to Carol Wilke at Zion Lutheran Church, Clayton Center. Four children were born to this union.

Tue
27
Oct

Donald Moser

Donald Ralph Moser, 88, passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2015. Donald was born into the family of Ralph Rudolph and Opal Irene (Borrett) Moser March 31, 1927.

The family lived on Skip Level road near Colesburg, Iowa but Donald was born in a home near Osterdock, Iowa. His mother died when Donald was almost four years of age. This resulted in Donald and his brother, Curtis, growing up with William and Jessie (Kolker) Borrett. Donald’s sister, Lois, grew up in the Francis and Ella (Moser) Troester home.

Tue
27
Oct

Norma Mitchell

Norma Catherine (Schoulte) Mitchell, 82, of Prairie du Chien, WI passed away on Friday, October 16, 2015, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, LaCrosse, due to complications of a stroke. She was born on September 22, 1933, in Farmersburg Township to Oliver and Lydia (Handke) Schoulte.

She grew up on the family farm near National and this is where she developed her lifelong love of plants and birds.

Tue
27
Oct

Roger Moeller

Roger Frederick William Moeller, 64, of Luana, Iowa died Thursday, October 15, 2015 at Palmer Lutheran Health Center, West Union, Iowa. He was born on February 18, 1951, to Orlando and Margenelle (Becker) Moeller at the Postville Community Hospital, Postville, Iowa. Roger was baptized on April 8, 1951, and confirmed on April 11, 1965, both at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville. He graduated high school from Postville Community High School on May 23, 1969, and graduated from Northeast Area One on May 13, 1971.

Tue
20
Oct

Ruth Sorensen

On October 8, 2015, at 8 a.m., a wonderful wife and mother, Ruth Delores Sorensen, died in Hood River, Oregon at her home. She was a product of the Depression, strong and resilient. Her hometown was small, Elkader, Iowa, on the Turkey River. Sleigh rides, strap on skates, hearty lunches at noon, all were a part of Ruth’s childhood. She was a New Year’s baby, born January 1, 1924. Her father, Edward Burlingame, who at one time lived in Montana and rode on the prairie with American Indians, owned a general store, and knew how to pinch pennies. Elizabeth Burlingame was a fabulous cook, untiring church volunteer and warm, loving mother.

Tue
20
Oct

Opal Wright

Opal Neoma Wright, 101, of Strawberry Point, died Friday, October 9, 2015, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader. She was born July 31, 1914, in rural Elkport, to Frank and Maggie (Noggle) Ortmann. Opal received her education in the Elkport School.

She was united in marriage to Donald Resor in September, 1931.  Later, she married Clarence Wright.

Opal enjoyed crafting, gardening, reading and exercising. She worked at Goodrich in Strawberry Point for several years.

Tue
13
Oct

Michael Roach

CMS (Retired) Michael J. Roach, 84, of Elkader, died Saturday, October 3, 2015, at his home. He was born June 10, 1931, in Elkader, to Leo M. and Julia (Quinn) Roach and grew up in rural Elkader. Mike received his education at the rural school where his mother taught and later went to St. Joseph Catholic School, graduating with the class of 1949. As a youth he was active in the Worthwhile 4-H Club and baseball and high school basketball. He attended college for 2½ years. He served in the Iowa National Guard for 1½ years before he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1952, where he proudly served his country for more than 28 years. He served two tours of duty in Japan and two tours in Korea along with many other bases throughout the years.

Tue
13
Oct

Jeanette Schuety

Jeannette L. Schuety, 86, of Elkader, died Monday, October 5, 2015, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader. She was born April 16, 1929, in Elkader, to Oscar and Evelyn (Olson) Possehl. Jeannette attended Elkader schools.

She was united in marriage to Aden Hanson in 1946, at Friedens Evangelical Church in Elkader. Three children were born to this union. They later divorced. Jeannette was united in marriage to Ronald Schuety in 1970, at the Ankeny Christian Church.

Tue
13
Oct

Steven Glawe

Steven Chris Glawe, 59, of Elkader, died Sunday, October 4, 2015, at his home in Elkader. He was born July 21, 1956, in Prairie du Chien, WI, to Bernelle and Wilma (Scherf) Glawe.  Steve was baptized September 25, 1956, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Garnavillo and confirmed October 12, 1973, at Norway Lutheran Church, rural St. Olaf.

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