Obituaries

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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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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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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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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.

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Vorwald death notice

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

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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.

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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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Marian “Mariann” Patzner

 

Marian Elizabeth “Mariann” Hamlett Patzner, 87, of Meadows, IL, formerly of Elkader, died Wednesday, June 5, 2013, in Normal, IL.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Bloomington, IL. Visitation was from 10-11 a.m., Tuesday at the church. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at St. Joseph Cemetery, Elkader. 

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Beulah Idelle Weston

 

Beulah Idelle Weston was born April 25, 1923, in Madison Township near Lamont, Iowa, the daughter of Cutler and Mable Brown Weston. She graduated from Lamont High School in 1940, Moody Bible Institute of Chicago in 1945, and attended Trinity Evangelical College where she studied Bible-Hebrew-Jewish Missions. 

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Nola Nelson-Blake

Nola Nelson-Blake, 60, of Tuscon, Ariz., passed away Sunday, May 12, 2013, at Casa De La Luz (House of Light) Hospice Care of Tucson. There will be a casting of her ashes at a later date, but no services are scheduled.
Nola was born July 13, 1952, in Elkader, and graduated from Central Community High School in 1970. She was baptized and confirmed at Norway Lutheran Church of St. Olaf. Nola was crowned Miss Elkader in 1969, She attended Capri Cosmetology in Dubuque and went on to a successful career as a platform artist of hair care and permanent makeup.

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