Obituaries

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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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S. Gerald Gilbertson

S. Gerald “Jerry” Gilbertson, 71, of Prairie du Chien passed away Saturday, June 8, at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital.  He was born August 6, 1941 in Whitehall, the son of Sidney and Esadora (Fredrickson) Gilbertson. Jerry was a tri-sport athlete in high school and went on to compete in football and basketball at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. He married Judith Larson on June 29, 1963 in Whitehall. Jerry was an active member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Prairie du Chien. He taught high school math in the Prairie du Chien School District for 33 years. Jerry was the Prairie du Chien track and field coach for over 20 years and also refereed for football, basketball, baseball and volleyball.

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05
Jun

Francis Thurn

Francis E. Thurn, 78, of Edgewood, Iowa, passed away at his home on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Francis Ernest Thurn was born March 27, 1935, at rural Edgewood, the son of Ernest J. and Alma (Beyer) Thurn.

Francis “Buddy” attended Lodomillo #10 rural school and graduated from Edgewood High School in 1953. He was united in marriage to Joyce Kuehl on July 15, 1962, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Elkport. Two children were born to this union.
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05
Jun

Virginia “Gini” Meyer

Virginia “Gini” Irene Meyer, 82, of Monona, Iowa, died Thursday, May 23, 2013, at the Guttenberg Care Center, Guttenberg. She was born on April 22, 1931 to Ruth Eilers in Iowa City, Iowa, and graduated from Dubuque Senior High School.

On March 14, 1953, Gini was united in marriage to Neil Meyer in Dubuque, Iowa, at St. Mark Lutheran Church with Reverend Swarbrick officiating. To this union five children were born.  She was a devoted wife and mother.  For many years, Gini taught piano lessons for the children of the community. She was known for her pleasant personality and her delicious pies. She will be missed by all who knew her.

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Jun

Mavis Rose Hyde

Mavis Rose (Frieden) Hyde, 77, of Edgewood, died suddenly on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, in the emergency room at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, after a long, courageous, and hard fought battle with multiple health problems, including cancer. 

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