Obituaries

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Mary Kahrs death notice

 

Mary V. Kahrs, 85, of West Union, formerly of Elkader, died Saturday, August 31, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Center in West Union. Private graveside services will be held. Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left with www.leonardfuneralhomes.com

 
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09
Sep

Douglas Paul Berns

 

Douglas Paul Berns, 52, passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, in Woodbury, MN. He was formerly from Garnavillo, Iowa. He was the son of L’Dean Berns and Sharon Berns Baumgarter, and was born May 1, 1961. Doug graduated from Garnavillo Junior-Senior High School in 1979. He also graduated from the University of Northern Iowa and worked as a CPA with several firms.

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09
Sep

Ruby Violet Baker

 

Ruby Violet Baker, 87, of Volga died Monday, September 2, 2013, at her residence in Volga. She was born October 2, 1925, in Ute, Iowa to Almarine J. and Artie M. (Holt) Baker. She attended school in Ute.

Ruby was united in marriage to Charley Baker Sr., on May 7, 1945. Five children were born to this union.

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09
Sep

Earl G. Whittle

 

Earl G. Whittle, 91, of Prairie du Chien and formerly of Elkader, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2013, at the Prairie Maison Care Center. He was born January 16, 1922 in Elkader, the son of Clem and Elsie (Kopp) Whittle.  

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09
Sep

Loren E. Rodas

 

Loren E. Rodas, 70, of Hazel Green, Wisconsin, died Sunday, September 1, 2013, at home.  Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 5, 2013, at the United Methodist Church in Hazel Green with Pastor Rod Johnson officiating.  Friends called from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Casey Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cuba City.  Friends also called from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Thursday at the church before the service.

Wed
04
Sep

Janet Elaine Speer

 

Janet Elaine Speer, 75, of Elkader, passed away Monday, August 26, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids. She was born October 25, 1937, in Fairfield, Iowa, to Theodore and Wilma (Manning) Cassabaum. Janet graduated from Fairfield High School.

She retired from Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids.

Wed
04
Sep

George Celestine Miller

 

George Celestine Miller, 98, of Elkader, Iowa passed away on August 25, 2013, at the Elkader Care Center in Elkader. George was born on June 9, 1915, in West Union, the son of Henry and Sara Jane (Foley) Miller. George attended and graduated from West Union High School in 1934. Following high school, George attended Iowa State College for one year and finished his education with a degree in dairy manufacturing from Purdue University School of Agriculture.

Wed
04
Sep

Marion Bink Harn

 

Marion Ida Bink Harn died at Mesa Verde Convalescent Center, Costa Mesa, California, on August 10, 2013, at the age of 101. Born May 10, 1912, in Elkader, Iowa, to Leonard Michael and Rose Katherine Poull Bink, she was the youngest of seven children. She was a student at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Elkader and in 1934 graduated from Clarke College, Dubuque, Iowa, with majors in speech and English. In addition to the degree from Clarke, Marion also studied reading at Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa.

Mon
26
Aug

Aloys Berns

 

Aloys J. Berns, age 76, of Garnavillo, died Sunday, August 18, 2013, at Guttenberg Care Center from Alzheimer’s disease. He was born March 2, 1937, to Louis and Clara (Harter) Berns on the family farm near Garnavillo.

Al graduated from the Garnavillo High School in 1955, farmed with his family and was a trucker for many years. On May 21, 1958, he was united in marriage with Rosemary Bonert at St. Peter and Paul Church in Petersburg, Iowa. He enjoyed traveling, fishing, hunting, and spending time with family.

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26
Aug

Emery Clifford Landsgard

 

Emery Clifford Landsgard, 90, of Elgin, Iowa passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at the Palmer Lutheran Health Center, West Union, Iowa.   

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