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Tue
13
Sep

Janice West

Janice West, 76, of Strawberry Point, IA, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, surrounded by her family at the Edgewood Convalescent Home, following a lengthy illness.

Janice was born to Romanus and Darlene Zapf on February 15, 1940, in Littleport, Iowa. She was baptized at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Littleport, and later was confirmed at Hope Lutheran Church, Littleport. Janice received her education in the Littleport and Elkader school districts.

Tue
06
Sep

Bud Schuchmann

Bud Schuchmann, 91, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home. He was born on April 11, 1925, in Strawberry Point, the son of Paul and Hilda (Schmidt) Schuchmann. Bud was raised and educated in country schools near Strawberry Point. 

On July 21, 1949, Bud was united in marriage to Marian Rafoth in McGregor. After their marriage, they began their life together on a farm near Strawberry Point. Three children were born to this union. Bud was a long-time livestock buyer for Schuchmann Livestock.

Tue
06
Sep

Eileen Johanningmeier

Eileen Cecelia (Auer) Johanningmeier, 94, of McGregor, Iowa, died Friday, August 26, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Eileen was born on May 14, 1922, rural Garnavillo, Iowa, to Edward and Josephine (Heck) Auer. She attended Walnut Grove Country School and St. Patrick Catholic School in Monona, Iowa, through the eighth grade. Later in life, Eileen and her sisters went back to school and received their G.E.D. Diplomas.

Wed
31
Aug

Ruth Jeanne Werges

Ruth Jeanne Werges, 87, of Garnavillo, died Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at Elkader Care Center. Ruth was born September 14, 1928, to Russell and Virgie (Wilson) Livingston at Volga, IA. 

Ruth attended school at Elkader. She spent one year at Corpus Christie, Texas, as a nanny. On December 2, 1945, she married Raymond E. Werges, Jr in Elkader at Peace Church. They were long-time members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Garnavillo.

Wed
31
Aug

Gene Leslie Patrick

Gene Leslie Patrick, 90, of Guttenberg, IA, died Thursday, August 25, 2016, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital. He was born on October 30, 1925, the son of Leslie and Bertha (Hyde) Patrick in rural Osterdock.

Tue
23
Aug

SUPERVISORS LOOK AT REZONING ISSUE

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

More than 50 people attended an August 15 public hearing to discuss a request from the Pattison Sand Company to rezone some land around its mining operation from A1 (agricultural) to M2 (heavy industrial), which would allow underground mining. Planning and Zoning Commissioner Janet Ott told the group that the P&Z has recommended that the land be rezoned.  She also said that the commission had included several restrictions and suggestions for the rezoning.

Tue
23
Aug

Gene Aylsworth

Gene Aylsworth, 77, of Wadena, Iowa, died peacefully on Tuesday morning, August 16, 2016 at his home with his family at his side.

Tue
23
Aug

Verneil “Neil” Huggins

Neil was born on the Fourth of July, 1937, in the small town of Elkader, Iowa ,to parents Russell and Geneva. He was a patriot, proud of his country, an Eagle Scout and served four years in the Air Force. He always enjoyed his birthday, wearing his patriotic colors, and, of course, there had to be fireworks. Neil attended school in Elkader, played all the sports and made long-time relationships with his coach and teammates. From teenage years, he helped neighbors and friends and that continued until his passing. He was a kind, outgoing, compassionate person full of energy for every activity. He was a loving, devoted husband, great brother, uncle and friend.

Tue
23
Aug

Harold Ebel

Harold Kloehn Ebel, 94, of Moose Lake, MN died Thursday, August 4, 2016, at Mercy Hospital in Moose Lake following a stroke suffered on August 1 while playing golf at Moose Lake Country Club. 

Harold was born in Lidgerwood, ND on September 22, 1921, the second of six children born to Paul and Ella (Kloehn) Ebel. In 1923, his family moved to Moose Lake, where they operated a farm on Soldier Rd. Harold graduated from Moose Lake High School in 1939 and Hibbing Junior College in 1941. He enlisted for military service following the attack on Pearl Harbor, and he served fo rfour years in the US Navy, rising to the rank of Ensign. 

Tue
16
Aug

Glen Gottschalk

Glen  L. Gottschalk, 69, of Burlington, died at 7:15 PM Monday, August 8, 2016, at The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

Born March 2, 1947, in Elkader, IA, he was the son of Elmer J. and Leona A. Gusta Gottschalk. On April 22, 1972, he married Deborah “Debbie”  Hayes in Maquoketa, IA. 

Glen was a manager for Kinney Shoes for over 20 years, worked in retail sales at JCPenney and prepared taxes at H&R Block.

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