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Mar

Richard Hildebrand

Richard Lowell Hildebrand, 86, of Edgewood, Iowa, died on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home. He was born on October 26, 1930, in rural Edgewood, the son of Vallie and Ethel (Hochhaus) Hildebrand. He was raised and educated in the area, graduating from Littleport High School in 1948. 

Tue
21
Feb

Ellen Ida Bente

Ellen Ida Bente, 94, of Elkader, died Thursday, February 16, 1917, at the Good Samaritan Society in Waukon, Iowa. She was born in Elkader on April 8, 1922, to John and Alma (Mueller) Leuchtenmacher. She was baptized on July 22, 1922.

 

Tue
21
Feb

Donald “Don” Edward Vontalge

Donald “Don” Edward Vontalge, 87, of Wadena, IA, died Saturday, February 11, 2017, at Good Neighbor Home in Manchester, IA.  

 

Tue
21
Feb

Paul Clinton Sipe Jr.

Paul Clinton Sipe Jr., a resident of Baton Rouge LA passed away on February 10, 2017, at home at the age of 88. He was born in Oak Park, IL on April 16, 1928. Paul volunteered and trained in the Navy at age 15½: was honorably discharged as a minor without consent when his grandfather caught up with him in Norman, OK 1943. Then he was drafted into the Army in 1950 and served two tours in the Korean War. His first tour in communications; his second tour was organizing a band to entertain the officers and troops.

 

Tue
21
Feb

Eugene R. Glesne

Eugene R. Glesne died February 12, 2017. He was born July 9, 1946 Myrtle and Raymond Glesne, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Ron Glesne.

Eugene is survived by his wife of 49 years, Judy; children, Tracey (Chad) Duke, Kirsten Glesne and Tyler (Alicia) Glesne; six grandchildren, Riley, Gunnar, Harper and Hanson Duke and Harrison and Cecily Glesne; brother, John "Jack" (Eve) Glesne; sister-in-law Gloria Glesne; many nieces, nephews and good friends. 

Tue
21
Feb

Dale (Orville) Entwisle

Dale (Orville) Entwisle of Robins, IA passed away on February 15, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center surrounded by his family at the age of 82.

 

Dale was born to Gretchen and Orville Entwisle on May 8, 1934.  He grew up in Elkader, Iowa where he met Janice Kraus, and the two were married there at St. Joseph’s church on June 26, 1957.

Tue
14
Feb

Jeffrey Allen Fangmann

Jeffrey Allen Fangmann, 54, of Garnavillo, IA, died Wednesday, February 8, 2017.  He was born on May 7, 1962, in Dubuque, the son of Elmer and Anna Fangmann.

            Jeff grew up in the Bankston area where he graduated from Western Dubuque High School. Jeff was working as a mechanic when he and Laurie met in February 1981. They were married on June 23, 1984 at St. Joseph Church in Garnavillo. This marriage blessed Jeff and Laurie with two children, Joseph and Emily.  

Tue
14
Feb

John William Nelson

John William Nelson, 75 of Elkader, Iowa passed away Thursday, February 2, 2017 at the Elkader Hospital.  Leonard-Grau Funeral Home is handling cremation arrangements. Interment will occur at a later date. 

 

 John William Nelson was born on March 1, 1941, to Millard Nelson, Sr. and Myrtle (Moon) Nelson in Clermont.  He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at West Clermont Lutheran Church. 

Tue
24
Jan

Thor Fisko

Thor Fikso Jr. of Elkader, IA moved on from this life on Sunday, January 15, 2017, at age 91.

Thor was born September 10, 1925, in Garber, IA as the second of two children born to Thor and Ruth (Wathen) Fisko. Following an active childhood as the ever-irritating younger brother to his sister Helen, Thor enlisted in the Army. He arrived in Europe on August 11, 1944, exactly 33 years, to the day, that his father, Thor Fisko Sr., arrived in the United States from Norway. He worked as a Field Lineman in Northern France and Central Europe during the war. 

Tue
24
Jan

Stanley Erickson

Stanley Wayne Erickson, 80, of Elkader, died Monday, January 16, 2017, at the Elkader Care Center.  He was born July 14, 1936, in Highland Township, to Albert and Ida (Wilson) Erickson. Stan attended country school then went on to Elgin High School where he graduated.

Following graduation, he worked briefly at Iowa Manufacturing in Cedar Rapids, and farmed with his brothers for a time. Stanley was united in marriage to Viola West on July 3, 1959. The couple was blessed with three children.

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