Obituaries

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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.

Mon
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.

Mon
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.

Wed
19
Jun

Alice Kuehl death notice

Alice (Moore) Kuehl of Yantis, Texas died June 10, 2013.  She is survived by her husband, Dale, and children; Billie Ann, Michael and Alison.  Services were held June 17 at Mt. Pleasant, Texas.

Wed
19
Jun

Vorwald death notice

Frances Vorwald, 97, died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at the Guttenberg Care Center. Private services are planned.

Wed
19
Jun

Blair Berens

Blair Allen Berens, 74, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City on Saturday, June 8, 2013, after a courageous battle.
Blair Berens was born May 18, 1939, at home in Wood Center, Iowa, the son of Edith (Bissell) and Paul Berens. He attended rural school and graduated from Edgewood High School in 1957. He was united in marriage to Janet Kathleen DeMoss on June 7, 1959, at the United Methodist Church in Strawberry Point. Three children were born to this union.

Fri
14
Jun

Blair Berens service notice

Funeral services for Blair Berens, Strawberry Point, will be June 12 at 11 a.m. at United Methodist Church, Strawberry Point. Visitation was June 11 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Leonard Funeral Home and one hour before services at the church.

A complete obituary notice will be published in the June 19 issue of the Register.

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