Obituaries

Tue
07
Apr

Donald Yohe

Donald Robert Yohe of Gilbert, AZ passed away March 30, 2015 in Chandler, AZ at the age of 95. Donald was born in Clayton, IA to George and Elsie Yohe.

He is survived by his children Ralph (fiancée Mia), Bernie, Aletha DeRonde (husband James), Dean (wife Nikki), and Roger (wife Karen), 19 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Mary Yohe; son, Dennis; parents George and Elsie (Luther); brothers Morrell, Eugene, Virgil (infant); sisters Phyllis Schute, Irene Freese, Marcella Yohe (infant), and Katherine Clefisch.

Tue
07
Apr

Zala Baade

Zala Pauline Schultz Baade was born December 19, 1936, on a farm near Garber. She passed away at home on April 1, 2015. Zala attended country school through eighth grade and graduated from Garnavillo High School. She was the only child of Art and Edna (Kruse) Schultz. Zala was baptized and confirmed at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Elkport. She loved music and learned to play the guitar, piano and accordion by ear. She never needed or read a note of music. She and her dad had a band called the Turkey River Rangers and entertained many people! Her love of music has been passed on to her family.

Tue
31
Mar

Mildred "Millie" Walch

 

Mildred G. “Millie” Walch, 92, of Elkader, entered into death on March 24, 2015, at Mercy Hospital in Dubuque following a brief illness. Mildred was born July 19, 1922, in Elkader, to Joseph and Hildagard (Peick) Downey.

She was united in marriage to David Walch on November 13, 1944, in California. To this union, three sons were born, Michael, Jeffrey and Dennis. They made their lifelong home in Elkader. 

Tue
24
Mar

Harold “Shorty” Matt

 

Lifetime resident of the Elkader area, Harold Edward Matt, fondly known as “Shorty”, died at the age of 90 with amazing grace on March 21 at the Mercy Medical Center in West Des Moines after a battle with leukemia.  He was born November 24, 1924 in the rural St. Olaf, Iowa to Leo and Rose (Gebhart) Matt.  He attended the Garnavillo St. Joseph’s Catholic School through tenth grade school and graduated from the Garnavillo High School in 1942.  

Tue
17
Mar

Lorenz Landt

 

Lorenz Herman Landt, 88, of Luana, Iowa died Thursday, March 12, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Center, Postville, Iowa. Lorenz was born on the family farm in Luana on July 9, 1926 to Herman Henry and Alvina Anna (Mueller) Landt. He was baptized on October 27, 1926, and confirmed on March 29, 1942, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Monona, Iowa. Lorenz received his education at Luana Consolidated School.

Tue
10
Mar

Ilaverne Breitsprecher

 

Ilaverne A. Breitsprecher, 89, of Onalaska, WI and formerly of Merrill, WI, died Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse.

She was born August 12, 1925, in Froelich, IA to Arthur and Anna (Hamann) Seeland. Ila attended and graduated from Monona High School, Monona, IA. She then attended business college in Davenport, IA, graduating with an associate’s degree.  On April 12, 1951, Ila married Lloyd Breitsprecher in Monona, IA, and they celebrated 63 years of marriage this last April. On September 9, 2014, Lloyd preceded Ila in death.  

Tue
10
Mar

Vera Rahmiller

 

 

Vera Oldfather Rahmiller, 101, of Gladstone, Missouri (formerly of Volga, Iowa), died Friday, January 23, 2015.

A Celebration of Life Service for Vera Rahmiller will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Volga United Methodist Church. A private internment was held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Volga, Iowa.  Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Fri
06
Mar

Timothy Troester

 

Timothy Raymond Troester, 43, died on Monday, February 16, 2015 at Crossing River Health in Prairie du Chien, WI. He was born November 20, 1971, in Dubuque, IA to Raymond and Janis (Hamann) Troester. Timothy was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church, McGregor. He graduated from Mar-Mac High School in 1990 and continued his education at U-W Platteville and then transferred to Upper Iowa, where he earned his BA in business. Timothy was united in marriage with Darcy Winters on March 9, 2011.

Fri
06
Mar

Marjorie Meyer

 

Marjorie Ann Meyer, 83, of Janesville, formerly of Elkader, died Sunday, February 22, 2015, at an adult group home in Janesville, WI.  Marjorie was born December 28, 1931, in Elkader, to Eldo and Josephine (Miller) Meyer. She attended St. Joseph’s Grade School during her early years.

Exercising was one of the hobbies that she greatly enjoyed.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Fri
06
Mar

Alan Moser

 

Alan F. Moser, 50, of Clarence, passed away on Saturday February 28, 2015 at the Clarence Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday March 4, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at the North Cedar Middle School in Clarence with Pastor Lynn Butterbrodt officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday March 3, 2015 from 4-8 p.m. at North Cedar Middle School in Clarence. Another visitation will be held on Wednesday March 4 from 5-7 p.m. at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home in Guttenberg. A graveside service will be held on Thursday March 5, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Bethel Cemetery in Guttenberg.

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