Obituaries

Wed
26
Nov

Marvin Rodas

 

Marvin  F. Rodas, 86, of Elkader, passed away Monday, November 17, 2014, at the Guttenberg Care Center in Guttenberg. He was born December 17, 1927, in Littleport to Fred and Edna (Winch) Rodas.

He graduated from Littleport High School.

On June 26, 1949, he was united in marriage to Jeanine Rhines at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Edgewood. Three children were born to this union.

Tue
18
Nov

Charmion Petsche

 

Charmion Petsche 88, of Urbana, formerly of Fayette, passed to her eternal reward in heaven to join her baby daughter, Mary Ann, on Friday, November 7, 2014, at Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton, IA.  

Charmion was born May 27, 1926, in Strawberry Point, Iowa, the fourth of 13 children born to Jack and Daisy (Farmer) Kellogg. She graduated from Garnavillo High School in May 1946. Charmion married Arthur Petsche at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Garnavillo, IA, on August 13, 1946. They had 14 children. Arthur died February 22, 1995. 

Tue
11
Nov

Shirley Grant

 

Shirley Joan Grant, 91, of Oelwein, formerly of Volga, passed on October 24, 2014, at Mercy Hospital of Franciscan Sisters in Oelwein. Originally from Strawberry Point, she lived most of her life in Volga. Shirley was born to Check and Rose (Simek) Lang in Strawberry Point, Iowa, on April 28, 1923. The oldest of six children, she grew up and graduated high school in Strawberry Point. 

Tue
11
Nov

Ruth Fox


Ruth Fox

 

Ruth Marie (Oldfather) Fox, 85, died November 1, 2014, after a long struggle with Parkinson’s. She was born September 16, 1929, daughter of Glen and Beulah Oldfather of Volga, Iowa. Ruth attended Volga Schools and graduated from Volga High School in 1947. She attended Upper Iowa College for a teacher’s certificate and taught county school at Chase School in Clayton County.

Tue
11
Nov

Paul Kolz

 

 

Paul H. Kolz, 101, passed away on Friday, October 31, 2014, at his residence in the Galena Stauss Nursing Home. He was surrounded by family and friends who loved him. 

Paul was born on March 31, 1913 in Antigo, Wisconsin. He was the first of four children born to Anna (Skarlupka) and Wenzel Kolz.  His father was from Vienna, Austria, and his mother was a first generation German American.  German was the primary language spoken in the household, and little Paul started school barely able to speak and understand English.

Tue
11
Nov

Everett Gisleson

 

 

Everett Gisleson, age 88, of Osage, died Friday, October 31, 2014, at Mitchell County Regional Health Center Emergency Room in Osage.

 Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 3, 2014, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Osage with Rev. Bryan Lagerstam and Rev. Roy Ott officiating. Burial was in the Osage Cemetery.  Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage.

Tue
11
Nov

Norrine Thein

 

Norrine Marion Thein passed away in the presence of her three loving sons on November 3, 2014, at the Guttenberg Care Center at the age of 88.

Norrine was born on August 27, 1926, to Fred and Nora (Perrott) Waterman in Guttenberg, Iowa.  Norrine was baptized and confirmed while a member of St. Paul Church in Guttenberg.  She graduated from Guttenberg High School in 1943 and then worked at Iowa Food Products in Guttenberg until she married. 

Tue
11
Nov

Roger Halvorson

 

Roger A. Halvorson, 80, of Marquette (formerly of Monona), Iowa, died Sunday, November 2, 2014, at his home.  Roger Allan, the son of Victory L. and Ruby E. (Jenson) Halvorson, was born February 12, 1934 in Waterville, Iowa. Roger was baptized in 1934 and confirmed in 1948 at the Waterville Lutheran Church. He graduated from Waterville High School and received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Upper Iowa University.

Wed
05
Nov

Esther Kolz

 

Esther J. Kolz, age 101, formerly of Garber, IA passed away on Saturday, October 25, 2014, at her residence in the Galena Stauss Nursing Home. She was surrounded by family and friends who loved her. 

Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at the Leonard Funeral Home, Elkader, IA, where friends called from 10 a.m. until service time.  Rev. Paul R. Peters will be officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Harmony Cemetery, rural Elkport, IA. 

Tue
28
Oct

Marcele Kottman

 

Marcele Marjorie (Pals) Kottman, 92, formerly of Thornton, IA, died Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at the Rehabilitation Center of Hampton, IA.

A funeral service was held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, October 25, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Thornton, with Rev. Rhea Evanson officiating.  Visitation was Friday, October 24, 4 to 7 p.m. at Ward Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, IA and one hour prior to the service at the church.  Interment was at the Pleasantview Cemetery, Thornton.  Memorials may be given to the Marcele Kottman Memorial Fund.

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