Obituaries

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25
Feb

Walter Long

 

After a courageous battle with cancer, Walter Long passed away in Apache Junction, Arizona, on February 10, 2015, at the age 75.

Wed
18
Feb

Robert Roethler

Robert Joseph Roethler, Sr., 69, of Emmetsburg, IA died on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg of complications due to pneumonia.

Wed
18
Feb

Jean Kennett

 

Jean Helen Eckford Kennett, 96, of Scottsdale, Arizona, died peacefully on December 19, 2014. Born on August 6, 1918, in Choteau, Montana, Jean was the daughter of John Eckford and Amy Crary.

Jean’s father, a dentist, had practiced in Mexico for 10 years before he moved to Choteau where he met Jean’s mother. Jean described her mother as a strong, independent woman whom she greatly admired.

Wed
11
Feb

Janice “Jan” Frommelt

 

Janice “Jan” Lorraine Frommelt, 93, of Guttenberg, passed away on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at the Guttenberg Care Center.   

Jan was born February 10, 1921 in Guttenberg to Horace “Jack” and Josephine (Wenkstern) Dubbels. Jan enjoyed playing the tuba and basketball in her years at Guttenberg High School. She graduated as valedictorian in 1938. Shortly after graduation Jan started working three days a week at the Guttenberg Press, a place that became her second home for almost 37 years.  She retired from the Press in 2005 due to ill health.  

Wed
11
Feb

Fern Schievelbein

 

Fern Alvina (Marting) Schievelbein, 85, of Farmersburg, Iowa, died Monday, February 2, 2015, at Elkader Care Center, Elkader, Iowa. She was the daughter of Vern and Hilda (Dettman) Marting and was born January 21, 1930, in Farmersburg township, Clayton County. She was baptized on April 13, 1930, at St. Peters Lutheran Church, National, Iowa by Pastor G. Bunge and was confirmed on June 18, 1944, at St. John Lutheran Church, Farmerburg, by Pastor H. Adix. Fern attended Pioneer Country School near Farmersburg through the eighth grade and graduated from Monona High School in 1947. After graduation she was a waitress in Postville and a self-employed seamstress.

Wed
11
Feb

Kenneth “Scotty” Scott

 

Kenneth James “Scotty” Scott, 82, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, (formerly of  Volga) died on Sunday, February 1, 2015, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home. He was born on June 14, 1932, in Highland Township near Volga, the son of Robert and Ruth (Duff) Scott. He was raised in the area and was an Arlington High School graduate. Scotty served honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

Scotty was united in marriage to Joyce Oldfather; they later divorced. Three children were born to this union. Scotty was a self-employed carpenter.

Wed
21
Jan

Betty Moser


Betty Moser

 

Betty Ruth (Troester) Moser, 87, of Guttenberg, IA, died Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at the Guttenberg Care Center. She was born into the family of Paul Emil and Flossie Mae (Friedlein) Troester, on October 28, 1927, on the family farm, north of the Turkey River in Millville Township.

Betty was baptized in 1928, in the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Guttenberg and later Pastor Coovert confirmed her in the same church on March 29, 1942. Betty graduated from the Friedlein Country School and Guttenberg High School in May of 1945.  She was unique in that she was neither tardy nor absent the entire 13 years of her schooling.  

Wed
21
Jan

Foster Koth

 

Foster Vern Koth, 95, of Monona, Iowa passed away Monday, January 12, 2015, at Triple Creek Retirement Community, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Foster Vern Koth, son of Vern H. Koth and Tresa (Ames) Koth was born October 23, 1919, on a farm in Monona Township, Iowa.  He was baptized at Monona Methodist Church. Foster was educated in the Monona Schools.   

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.

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