Obituaries

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Merlin Geuder

 

Merlin H. Geuder, 87, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 15, 2013 at Lantern Park Nursing and Rehab Center. Graveside services to return both Merlin and Irene to their place of rest will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 3, at Guttenberg City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Ronald McDonald House, 730 Hawkins Drive in Iowa City, or to the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home, 313 Elkader Street, Strawberry Point, IA 52076.

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22
Jul

Linda L. Phelps

 

Linda L. Phelps of Elkader died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader.  She was born April 28, 1949, in Elkader, to Irvin and Mildred (Boege) Phelps. She graduated from Central High School, and attended one year of beauty school in Iowa City.

She was united in marriage to Bruce Berens on May 15, 1971. One son was born to this union.

Mon
08
Jul

Nola Nelson-Blake Memorial Service Notice

A celebration of life and memorial service will be held for Nola Nelson-Blake at the the Norway Lutheran Church, St. Olaf on Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  All friends and family are welcome.

 
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08
Jul

Vera Minger Patrick

 

Vera (Minger) Patrick, 87, of Guttenberg, died Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Guttenberg Care Center. She was born the daughter of Albert and Blanch (Penhollow) Minger, February 17, 1926, in Guttenberg.

Vera graduated from the Guttenberg High School, taught country school, worked for Muters Co Original Enders Co. for eight years and was a homemaker for many years. On November, 11, 1946, she was saved.

Mon
01
Jul

Myrna McKenna

 

Myrna (Kuehl) McKenna, 88, passed away peacefully on June 26, 2013, in Thousand Oaks, California. 

Myrna was born in Elkader, Iowa on September 8, 1924, to Fred and Hilda (Tangeman) Kuehl. After graduating from Elkader High School with the class of 1941, she moved to California to become part of the WWII military support effort. Myrna stayed in California and married and raised her family there. Myrna was a human resources manager and retired from McDonnell Douglas Aircraft after 35 years. 

Mon
24
Jun

Yohe service

 

A memorial service for Mary Lee Adams Yohe has been scheduled for Saturday, June 29, at Peace Lutheran Church, Clayton. The service will begin at 10 a.m. A luncheon will follow at the church.

 
Mon
24
Jun

Bonnie Smith

 

Bonnie J. Smith, 80, of Elkader, died Monday, June 17, 2013, at the Elkader Care Center. She was born October 21, 1932, the third child of Gretchen (Walker) and Orville Entwisle on the family farm in Fairfield Township, Fayette County. Bonnie was baptized at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader. She graduated from Central High School in 1950. She then worked for Northwestern Bell in Elkader, Southern Bell in Gulfport, MS and Pacific Bell in Los Angeles, CA.

Mon
24
Jun

Verna Funke

 

Verna Manson Carpenter Funke, 92, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013, following a long illness. Private family graveside services were at Taylorville cemetery, Arlington.

Survivors include a daughter, Sheila (Glenn) Belden, Marengo; three grandchildren, Vicki (Lee) Koenig, Daniel (Dar) Belden, Marengo; Curtis (Dawn) Belden, Cedar Rapids; 10 great-grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren as well as a favorite niece, Beatrice Johansen, Aplington; a great-niece, Pam, Guttenberg, plus many other nieces and nephews.

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24
Jun

Ralph Vaske

 

Ralph F. Vaske, 80, of Dyersville, Iowa, died Monday, June 17, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center, Dyersville, Iowa.

Ralph was born May 30, 1933, in New Vienna, Iowa, the son of Edmund and Anastasia (Hermsen) Vaske. He served in the Army from 1954–1956. He married Mary Platten on June 7, 1956, in Colesburg, Iowa.  Together they farmed near Garnavillo until they retired in 2002 and moved to Dyersville.  Ralph will be remembered for his warm and caring heart.

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24
Jun

Elizabeth “Liz” Katschkowsky

 

Elizabeth Ann “Liz” Rugland Katschkowsky, 84, of Elkader, died Monday, June 17, 2013, at University Hospitals in Iowa City. Liz was born October 22, 1928, at the family home in rural Wagner Township, Clayton County, Iowa, to John Oliver and Louisa Alma (Walter) Rugland.  She was baptized November 25, 1928, at Norway Lutheran Church by Rev. T.W. Tysdal and confirmed there on July 12, 1942, by Dr. S.J. Strandjord.

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