Obituaries

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Wed
29
Jul

Harlan Reimer

Harlan William Reimer was born on January 14, 1923, in Elkader, Iowa, to Henry J. and Lucy A. (Mueller) Reimer. He graduated from Elkader High School in 1942.
Harlan enlisted in the United States Army in April 1943 and served in Europe during World War II as a member of the 247th Combat Engineer Battalion. He was honorably discharged in October 1945. 
After the war, he attended the University of Dubuque and then Elkader Junior College, where he graduated in May 1948. He then attended and graduated from Upper Iowa University, Fayette, Iowa, with a Bachelor of Science degree, in 1949. 

Tue
21
Jul

Neil Meyer

Neil Elmer Meyer, 84, of Monona, Iowa, died Thursday, July 16, 2015, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. He was born on May 29, 1931, in Postville, Iowa, to Eldo and Beatrice (Backhaus) Meyer. He graduated from Elkader High School in 1949.

On March 14, 1953, Neil was united in marriage to Virginia Eilers in Dubuque, Iowa, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church with Reverend Swarbrick officiating. To this union five children were born. He was a devoted husband and father.  

Tue
21
Jul

John “JD” Daley

John “JD” Daley, 59, of Lino Lakes, MN, formerly of Elkader, IA, passed away suddenly on July 15, 2015.  He was an amazing man and the love of Suzie’s life.  He dedicated many enjoyable years to the petroleum industry. 

Tue
21
Jul

William Dohrer

William J. Dohrer, age 91½, passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at Mountain View Terrace in Duarte, CA, where he was recovering from an earlier surgery.

Tue
14
Jul

Theresa Franzen

Theresa Marie Franzen, 56 of Garber, IA, died Tuesday, July 6, 2015, at her home surrounded by family after a five-year battle with carcinoid cancer.

Theresa was born August 11, 1958, in Madrid, Spain to Robert and Anna Mae Slater.

Visitation was an hour before the funeral services at St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Garnavillo, IA on Saturday, July 11, with the funeral beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will be at St Joseph’s Cemetery.

Tue
07
Jul

Arnetha Marting

Arnetha Rose Marting, 87, of Garnavillo, IA, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.  She was born on August 17, 1927, in Delhi, IA, the daughter of Ross and Hazel (Smock) Morley.

Arnetha was united in marriage with Dwayne Marting on June 7, 1946, at Zion Lutheran Church in Clayton Center.  Together they were dairy farmers until Dwayne passed away on January 12, 1981.  She continued to live and help on the farm until she moved to Tower Living Center in Garnavillo in November 2012. Some of her many interests were playing cards, supporting the Chicago Cubs and taking numerous bus trips. She belonged to TOPS and was proud to be a KOPS for many years.

Tue
07
Jul

Dean Meyer

Dean Meyer was born on February 15, 1933, on the family farm north of Garnavillo, Iowa, the son of Elmer and Mildred Heiden Meyer. Dean received his education at the country school and Garnavillo High School. On October 3, 1965, he was united in marriage with Ann Haase at St. John’s Church in Sumner. 

Tue
07
Jul

Margaret Clark

Margaret Calvin (Baty) Clark, 93, formerly of rural Clermont, died Monday, June 29, 2015, at Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union. She was born May 22, 1922, in Walker, to Dale E. and Grace L. (McKee) Baty. Margaret received her education and graduated from Troy Mills, then attended Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls. She taught Elementary Education K-8 in the local school districts in and around Troy Mills. During WWII, Margaret worked for a defense plant in Cedar Rapids.

She was united in marriage to Donald R. Clark on April 11, 1942. This union was blessed with six children.

Tue
07
Jul

Norma J. Peterson

Norma J. Peterson, 62, Postville, Iowa, died Monday, June 29, 2015 at Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union, Iowa. Norma June, the daughter of Norman and Vivian (Hesse) Peterson, was born December 6, 1952, in McGregor, Iowa.  She was baptized December 25, 1952 and confirmed in 1967 at Norway Lutheran Church, St. Olaf, Iowa. She attended Postville Community Schools, graduating in 1971. Norma attended Northeast Iowa Community College in Calmar, Iowa. She was trained in cosmetology, accounting and business, and health information technician. Norma worked as a cook at the Pirate’s Den and at Iowa Turkey Products in Postville. She worked as a waitress and at the front desk at the Cliff House and made doughnuts and pizza at Casey’s in Decorah.

Tue
30
Jun

Beverly Fischer

Beverly Marie Larson Fischer, 75, of Lake Placid, Florida, formerly of the Strawberry Point area) passed away peacefully on January 5, 2014. She was born on October 9, 1938, the daughter of Alfred and Mabel (Morse) Cline. Her father passed away when Beverly was five years of age.  She grew up in the Wadena area.  When she was thirteen, her mother married Harril B. Larson of Elgin. Harril adopted her as his own and her name became Beverly Cline Larson. Beverly graduated from Central Community High School in 1957 and then attended beauty school in Cedar Rapids.  She worked in Elkader until her marriage.

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