Obituaries

Wed
21
Jan

WillaDean Kaeser

 

WillaDean Ann (Lamphier) Kaeser, 81, of Decorah, lA, formerly of Waukon, lA, died on Thursday, January 1, 2015, at the Aase Haugen Nursing Home, in Decorah, lA, following an extended illness.

WillaDean was born May 5, 1933, in Elkader, Iowa to Willis and Nellie (Landis) Lamphier. WillaDean married Neil Nelson on August 24, 1949, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.  WillaDean worked as a sales clerk, line worker at the plating and wiring plants and also at Swiss Valley Cheese in St Olaf.   In addition she cleaned homes and business in Elkader Iowa. The job she loved the most was working at a greenhouse.

Wed
14
Jan

Donald Houg


Donald Houg

 

 

Donald Nelson Houg, 90, of St. Olaf, died Thursday, January 8, 2015, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader. He was born August 23, 1924, in St. Olaf, to Ole K. and Clara (Nelson) Houg. Don was baptized and confirmed at Norway Lutheran Church, rural St. Olaf. He was educated at St. Olaf Public School, Elkader High School and Elkader Junior College.

During WW II, he served in the Army Air Corp in the C.B.I. Theatre in India as a crew member on a B-25 bomber.

Tue
06
Jan

Eleanor Scheffert


Eleanor Scheffert

 

Eleanor Mae Scheffert, 97, Monona, Iowa, died Monday, December 29, 2014, at the Great River Care Center, McGregor, Iowa. Eleanor was born on February 26, 1917, in rural Elkader, Iowa, to Malcolm and Mae (Fritz) Guyer. She attended country school and graduated from Elkader High School in Elkader, Iowa. Following high school, she received her teaching certificate and taught country school for a short time. 

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