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03
May

Anthony “Tony” Schmelzer

Anthony “Tony” Schmelzer, 60, of Elkader, died Monday, April 25, 2016, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic in Iowa City, Iowa. Tony was born on June 28, 1955, to Joseph and Anita (Berns) Schmelzer in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. He graduated from Garnavillo High School in 1973. Tony was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elkader, Iowa. 

Tue
03
May

Helen Hawkins

Helen Hawkins, 97, of Garnavillo, IA, died Friday, April 29, 2016, at the Elkader Care Center. She was born on November 27, 1918, in Osterdock, the daughter of Louis and Caroline (Brase) Troester.

Helen received her education from the country school in rural Guttenberg. On November 7, 1942, Helen was united in marriage with Delbert James Hawkins at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Garnavillo  Helen and Delbert lived in various areas in Clayton County until 1953 where they settled in the Buck Creek area outside of Garnavillo. They farmed there until early 1975 when the moved into Garnavillo, becoming caretakers at the Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home. 

Tue
26
Apr

Karl Wilker

Karl Wilker, 86, of Clermont, IA died Thursday, April 14, 2016, at Maple Crest Manor, Fayette, IA. Karl Henry was born on October 15, 1929, to Arthur and Hertha (Funk) Wilker in Clayton County, Iowa. He was baptized on November 3, 1929, in Read Township and confirmed on June 27, 1943, in Farmersburg, Iowa. Karl attended country school. He also helped on the farm with his father. 

Tue
26
Apr

Ethelyn Berns

Ethelyn Berns, 90, of Elkader, died Monday, April 18, at the Elkader Care Center. Her funeral service was held Friday, April 22, at St. John Lutheran Church, Farmersburg, with burial at Monona Cemetery. 

Ethelyn was born September 7, 1925, in Wagner Township, Clayton County, to Lester and Esther Kurth. She graduated from Farmersburg High School and Upper Iowa University. She taught elementary grades and art in rural schools and at MFL in Monona for 33 years. 

Tue
19
Apr

Harold Wiedner

Harold E. Wiedner, 73, of Maynard, IA died on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Mercy Living Plus in Oelwein.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 23, 2016, at Dunham Grove Cemetery, Rural Randalia, IA. Inurnment will be at Dunham Grove Cemetery, rural Randalia.

Tue
12
Apr

Carol Glesne-Koppes

Carol A. Glesne-Koppes, 68, of East Dubuque, Illinois, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016 at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City. All friends and relatives are invited to a gathering to share their memories of this special lady at C.J. Lanes, Elkader, on Saturday, April 23rd from 4-7 P.M. P lease, no cards or memorials; just your presence will be greatly appreciated. A Celebration of Life in honor of Carol will be held in East Dubuque, Illinois at a later date.

Tue
05
Apr

BOY’S FIGHT INSPIRES MANY

By Audrey Posten

North Iowa Times Editor

 

Shaun Mohs is a 9-year-old boy from McGregor with an infectious laugh and as his mom, Misty Jones, describes, an old soul.

“He’s a grandpa,” she said with a loving smile. “He’s very sincere and wise beyond his years. He gets along with everyone.”

Tue
05
Apr

Ilo Thoma

Ilo Anna (Troester) Thoma, 85, of Garnavillo, IA, died Friday, March 25, 2016, in Garnavillo, IA. She was born on January 3, 1931 in rural Garnavillo, the daughter of Louis and Carolina (Brase) Troester.

Tue
05
Apr

Orlan Landsgard

Orlan Sylvester Landsgard, 91, of Gunder, Iowa died Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Barthell OES Home in Decorah, Iowa. Orlan was born on February 25, 1925, on the family farm near Churchtown, west of Lansing, Iowa, to George and Rosina (Torkelson) Landsgard. Orlan was baptized on March 2, 1925, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Lansing, Iowa, and confirmed on June 30, 1940, at Marion Lutheran Church in Gunder, Iowa, by the Rev. S.J. Stranjord. He attended Gunder Country School and graduated from Postville High School.

Tue
05
Apr

Orlan Landsgard

Orlan Sylvester Landsgard, 91, of Gunder, Iowa died Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Barthell OES Home in Decorah, Iowa. Orlan was born on February 25, 1925, on the family farm near Churchtown, west of Lansing, Iowa, to George and Rosina (Torkelson) Landsgard. Orlan was baptized on March 2, 1925, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Lansing, Iowa, and confirmed on June 30, 1940, at Marion Lutheran Church in Gunder, Iowa, by the Rev. S.J. Stranjord. He attended Gunder Country School and graduated from Postville High School.

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