Obituaries

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Donald Wille

Donald W. Wille, 80, of rural Garnavillo, died unexpectedly on May 17, 2014, while attending a family celebration. He was born February 13, 1934, son of Leo and Susan (Meyers) Wille. He attended St. Mary School. In 1954, Donald served his country with the United States Army as a generator mechanic in Germany until 1956, during which time he purchased his beloved (and now restored) 1956 Volkswagen Beetle to road trip through Europe with his Army buddies who quickly became lifelong friends.

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May

Raymond “Junior” Shulka

 

Raymond “Junior” William Shulka, Jr., 67, of Prairie du Chien, WI, died Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Gundersen Health Systems in La Crosse, WI.  He was born on January 26, 1947 to Raymond Fred and Irene Helen (Horstman) Shulka in Guttenberg, IA where he also attended school. 

Junior enlisted into the United States Army on October 17, 1964.  He was a missile mechanic during his service time.  He was honorably discharged in 1967.  Junior was married to Barbara Uher on September 5, 1969; to this union two children were born, Laura and Travis. They later divorced.

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May

Donald Wille service notice

 

Donald Wille, formerly of Garnavillo, died May 17, 2014. Vistiation will be held at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg, starting at 3 p.m. on May 21, 2014. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, May 22, 2014, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Guttenberg,  at 10:30 a.m., followed by burial at Mt. Olivet cemetery and a luncheon at the church hall.

A full obituary will appear in the May 28 issue of the Clayton County Register.

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May

Laura Marie Larson

 

Captain Laura Marie Larson, 46, died May 9, at Creighton University Medical Center after battling ovarian cancer.  

Laura was born to Ralph and Joanne Hammel Larson at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon, Iowa. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick’s Catholic church in Waukon. She attended St. Patrick’s Catholic school through sixth grade before graduating from Waukon High School in 1986. 

 

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May

Wilma Brink

 

Wilma A. Brink, 94 of rural Elkader, Iowa died Friday, May 9, 2014, at the Elkader Care Center, Elkader, Iowa. Wilma Alberta, the daughter of Joseph and Zana (Fish) Rau was born August 23, 1919, in Fayette, Iowa. She graduated from Stanley High School 1936 and was the senior class president.

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May

Margenelle Moeller

 

Margenelle Moeller, 88, of Monona, Iowa, died Friday, May 9, 2014, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader, Iowa. Margenelle Laura Irene, the daughter of Fred and Amanda (Doerring) Becker, was born September 21, 1925 in Wagner Township, Clayton County, Iowa. She was baptized October 25, 1925, at St. John Lutheran Church in Luana, Iowa, and was confirmed March 17, 1940, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville, Iowa.

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May

Lora Mager

 

Lora Mager, 58, of Elkader, died Sunday, May 4, 2014, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home in Strawberry Point. She was born June 27, 1955, in Waterloo, to Leland and Edie (Nye) Smith. Lora graduated from Dunkerton High School in 1973. In later years, she attended college at NICC in Calmar, earning her degree in data processing.

On September 22, 1973, Lora was united in marriage to Wayne Mager at the First Baptist Church in Dunkerton. Two children were born to this union.  The couple lived in Dunkerton before moving to Elkader in 1975.

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12
May

Donald Coobs

 

Donald D. Coobs, 71, of rural Dixon, Iowa, died Friday, April 25, 2014, at his home. Services in celebration of his life were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, rural Calamus, Iowa, with the Rev. Sarah Kretzman officiating. Jason Bousselor was organist; casket bearers were Marlon VanderHeiden, Jeff VanderHeiden, Jim Tweed, Allan Taylor and Lonnie Sievers.

A visitation was held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Davenport. Burial was at Garnavillo Community Cemetery, Garnavillo.

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12
May

Jane Myers’ graveside services

 

Graveside services for Jane Myers, formerly of Elkader, will be held at 11 am on Monday, May 17, 2014, at Hillcrest Cemetery in Volga.

Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left with www.leonardfuneral homes.com

 
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May

LaVarr Rhomberg

 

LaVarr Marion Schmidt Rhomberg, 77, of Elkader, Iowa was born into eternity Thursday, May 8, 2014, at the Floyd County Medical Center, Charles City, Iowa. She was born into life on May 14, 1936, to Bernard and Shirley (Olsen) Kraft in Burlington, Iowa. LaVarr graduated from Burlington High School in 1954.

LaVarr was united in marriage with John Schmidt on October 12, 1957, at St. John the Baptist Church in Burlington, Iowa. Three children were born to this union. John passed away in 1994. LaVarr was then united in marriage with Joseph Rhomberg on December 26, 1996, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elkader, Iowa and he passed away in 2013.

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