Obituaries

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Mar

LONG-AWAITED PROJECT NEARS COMPLETION

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

For the first time ever, space in the Elkader City Hall is being remodeled to meet the specific law enforcement needs of the town’s police department.

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01
Mar

Annette Hird

Annette Marie Hird, 51, of Volga, died February 16, 2016, at North Hawaii Community Hospital in Waimea, Hawaii, due to complications of a near drowning accident.

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01
Mar

Carson Stocks

Carson John James Stocks, 74, of Garnavillo, passed away on February 21, 2016. He was born on August 25, 1941, to Myrel and Amanda (Ihde) Stocks on the Ihde Homestead near Garnavillo where he currently resided.

After kindergarten, Carson and his parents moved to a farm near Littleport where Carson attended Littleport School and then graduated from Central of Elkader with the Class of 1961.  In 1960, Carson’s family moved back to the home farm near Garnavillo where Carson farmed with his parents.

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01
Mar

Leona Fischer

Leona “Fern” Fischer, 96, of Garnavillo, died Monday, February 22, 2016, after short illness. She was born the daughter of Westly and Ella Mae (Stillinger) Palmer on April 8, 1919, on the family farm near Millville.

Fern received her education from the Hunter Country School, farmed with her family and was a homemaker for many years. 

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01
Mar

Pamela Freitag

Pamela Sue (Johnson) Freitag, 54, passed away at Central Community Hospital on February 23, 2016, after battling a life-long illness. She was born in Hinsdale, Illinois, to Paul L. and Betty L. (Pust) Johnson on August 7, 1961. She was a graduate of Central Community School and attended Kirkwood Community College. On April 4, 1981 she married Dennis Freitag at Bethany Lutheran Church in Elkader.  To this union, a daughter, Ann Marie, was born.

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01
Mar

Evelyn Seeley

Evelyn B. Seeley died February 26, 2016, at the Great River Care Center in McGregor, IA, after an extended illness. She was born October 15, 1933, to Alfred and Anne (Maly) Sawall in Ottumwa, IA, and adopted by Louis and Bertha (Cabalka) Blaha of Cedar Rapids, IA.  

Evelyn graduated from Wilson High School and Coe College. She and James W. Seeley were married June 2, 1957.  Evelyn was a teacher and choir director and very active in her churches. She had a passion for music, gardening, birds, and her many dogs.

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01
Mar

Patrick Keleher

Patrick William Keleher, 77, passed away Friday, February 19,2016, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader.  Pat was born October 3, 1938, in Elkader, to Leo and Lucy Keleher. He remained a devoted Catholic throughout his life. Pat graduated from the Elkader High School in 1957 and started working for a local contractor.

In 1961, he married, his sweetheart, Joanne Havlicek, of Monona. That same year he went to work for Costigan Construction. After a short time they moved to the family farm where they lived for many years.  

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24
Feb

Milo Heins

Milo Frederick Heins, 78, of Dallas Center and formerly of Postville, passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Spurgeon Manor in Dallas Center, IA. A Memorial Visitation will be held from 5:30–7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 16, at Iles-Brandt Chapel in Dallas Center. Memorial services will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville, IA on Saturday, February 27, 2016, with visitation at 10 a.m. followed by the service at 11. Inurnment will follow immediately at Postville Cemetery. Following the inurnment, there will be a luncheon at the Church. 

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Feb

Juneaver McNichols

Juneaver Wilhelmina McNichols, 98, Farmersburg, Iowa, died Friday, February 12, 2016, at the Elkader Care Center, Elkader, Iowa. Juneaver was born March 6, 1917, in Farmersburg, Iowa, the oldest of four children to George and Laura (Reinke) Radloff. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Farmersburg and was a lifelong member there. Juneaver graduated from Farmersburg High School in 1935 and received a degree in business from Wartburg College in Waverly in 1938. She was an accomplished pianist, studying under Professor Heist. She worked three years at Lutheran Mutual Life Insurance in Waverly before moving to San Diego, California, and worked in the office of Solar Aircraft. It was in San Diego that she met a young Marine on leave.

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Feb

Louis Eberhardt

Louis Eberhardt, 54, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2016, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital, Guttenberg, IA. Louis “Louie” William Eberhardt was born on August 16, 1961, in Prairie du Chein, WI, the second of four children to LuVern and Lucille Eberhardt. Louie spent his entire life in the Elkader area. He was baptized at Zion in Clayton Center and confirmed at Peace Church in Elkader. He loved the land, the farm and, raising beef cattle. He preferred older tractors which he enjoyed working on and the history behind them. Louie also enjoyed informational programs, reading and learning about (world) war history and watching westerns or old time TV shows.   

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