Obituaries

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Eldon Walz


Eldon Walz

 

Eldon Earl Walz, 77, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, died on Saturday, December 27, 2014, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home.  

Visitation was from 3-7 p.m. on Monday, December 29, 2014, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Strawberry Point, Iowa, where there was also a 7:00 p.m. scripture service.  Friends also called one hour before the mass at the church on Tuesday.

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Victor Schneider

Victor Schneider

 

Victor H. Schneider, beloved husband and father, went to his heavenly home on December 19, 2014, at the age of 82. He was born November 3, 1932, the second child of Paula Ruth (Daugs) Schneider and Victor E Schneider at their home in Elkader, IA. He attended elementary and high school in Elkader. He was very active in football, basketball and baseball. He attended Luther College for two years and then went on to Iowa State University at Ames, IA where he received a BS degree in structural engineering. 

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30
Dec

Donald "Jim" Hyde

DOnald "Jim" Hyde

 

Donald “Jim” J. Hyde, 76, of New Albin, IA, formerly of Dubuque, IA, died Wednesday, December 24, 2014, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, WI. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, December 31st, at 11 at the Edgewood City Cemetery, Edgewood, IA. Friends called from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the New Albin Community Center in New Albin, IA. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon handled the arrangements.

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23
Dec

Irene Jacobson

 

Irene B. Jacobson, age 95, of Wykoff, MN, died Thursday morning, December 18, 2014, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester.

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23
Dec

Ronald Mueller

 

Ronald Dean Mueller, 83, of Monona, died Thursday, December 11, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Society, Postville, Iowa. He was born on November 2, 1931, to Henry and Margaret (Ziegler) Mueller in Luana, Iowa. He graduated from Luana High School in 1949. After graduation he was drafted into the Marines on October 25, 1952. He served his country bravely in the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on February 25, 1954.  

Tue
23
Dec

Allan Ray Meyer


Allan Meyer

 

Allan Ray Meyer, 60, of Manchester, formerly of Elkader, IA, died Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at his daughter’s home in Manchester, IA. He was born on December 29, 1953, in Guttenberg, the son of Gerald and Marcella Meyer.

Allan received his education locally and spent many years working on the railroad. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, reading books and watching westerns.

Wed
03
Dec

Darlene Koster

 

Darlene Sue Koster, 82, Elkader, Iowa, passed away peacefully on November 27, 2014, with her family by her side. Darlene was born on November 28, 1931, in Breda, Iowa, the daughter of A.J. and Elizabeth (Schulte) Wolterman. She spent her younger years in the Breda area and graduated from St. Bernard’s School in 1949. Darlene was a nurse’s aide in surgery at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Carroll, Iowa, until she married the love of her life, Roger Koster, on June 15, 1955, at St. Bernard’s Church in Breda.  

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03
Dec

Leon Glen Schweitzer

 

Leon Glen Schweitzer was born August 21, 1914, on the family farm northeast of Winthrop, IA, the son of William Frederick and Lucinda Elizabeth Sickles Schweitzer. He attended the local country schools. 

Glen was united in marriage to Marian Esther Meffert on March 11, 1934, at the Congregational Parsonage in Winthrop. To this union were born three children: Kathleen, Carol, and Leon Jr. Glen was a lifetime farmer who loved his family and his farm. He was especially happy whenever the little children were around. He also loved to travel with his wife, Marian.  Marian entered into her eternal rest on May 3, 2005.

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03
Dec

Dorothy Nesteby

 

Dorothy Nesteby, 86, of Elkader, died Sunday, November 23, 2014, at the Elkader Care Center.

Dorothy was born November 22, 1928, in Arlington, Iowa, to John and Anna (Burrack) Gamm. She was raised along with her seven brothers and sisters in the Volga-Arlington area. 

In 1947, she married Gerald Nesteby and the couple made their home in Elkader. Dorothy and Gerald had two sons, Gary and Bob.

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03
Dec

Duane Allen Barnhart

 

My name is Duane Allen Barnhart and this is my story.

On February 25, 1936, I was born on our family farm near Osterdock, IA, to my parents Clifford and Bertha (Knockleby) Barnhart. I joined my siblings Arthur (Norma), Paul (Wilma) and Donna (Laverne Aude).  Later we had a baby brother, Donald Dean, who died at birth.

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