Obituaries

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Jeffery Lynn Frieden

 

Jeffery Lynn Frieden, 53, of Dubuque, Iowa, formerly of Elkader, died suddenly at his home on Saturday, February 15, 2014. He was born on August 16, 1960, at the Postville Hospital to Milo and Marilyn (DeWitte) Frieden of Elgin, Iowa. Jeff graduated from Valley of Elgin High School, Elgin, Iowa in 1978.  Jeff attended Lincoln Tech in Des Moines, Iowa, and graduated from the auto mechanics program.

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Arthur George Maier

 

Arthur George Maier, 94, of Elkader, died Monday, February 17, 2014, at the Elkader Care Center. He was born November 1, 1919, near Elkport to Emil and Anna (Schaub) Maier. He attended Volga Twp. #7 School.

Art spent his entire life in the area helping on the home farm, as well as working with area farmers. He enjoyed woodworking, and especially loved his bees. He was the caretaker of the Union Cemetery for nearly 50 years, and also Sacred Heart Cemetery near Littleport for a time. Art kept the fire burning in the Hope Lutheran Church furnace for many years including cutting the wood.

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Feb

Robert “Glen” Medberry

 

 

Robert “Glen” Medberry, 89, of Elgin passed away Monday, February 10, 2014, at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette, Iowa.  Robert Glen, the son of James and Agnes (Kerr) Medberry, was born September 23, 1924, in Volga, Iowa.  Glen was baptized April 12, 1936, at Illyria Church, Elgin. He graduated from Volga High School in 1943.  Glen was united in marriage with Verna Gross in 1949 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Eldorado, Iowa.  Glen and Verna farmed north of Volga, until their retirement in 1988.

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Feb

Lorain E. Ahrens

 

Lorain E. Ahrens, 85, of Mount Pleasant, formerly of Elkader and Volga, IA died Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at the Pleasant Manor Care Center in Mount Pleasant.

Her body has been donated to the University of Iowa Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology for medical research. A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date at the East Side Cemetery, Elkader, Iowa. There will be no visitation at the Kimzey Funeral Home, 213 North Main Street, Mount Pleasant. Online condolences may be directed to www.kimzeyfuneralhome.com.

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10
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Brenda Berns Rodenberg

 

Brenda Kay (Berns) Rodenberg passed away suddenly in West Union, Iowa, on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at the age of 42. She was born on November 13, 1971, in Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin, to Gary Berns and Carol (Blume) Berns. She was raised in rural Elkader.

Brenda graduated from Central Community High School in 1990, and Hamilton Business College in 1991. She began working at Pattison’s in Clayton, Iowa, and then moved to Norway, Iowa, where she was employed by Benton County Co-op.

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03
Feb

Meralda “Babe” Hansel

 

Meralda A. “Babe” Hansel, 86, of Elkader, died January 28, 2014, at University Hospitals in Iowa City. She was born in Guttenberg on December 5, 1927, to Clarence A. and Regina (Eilers) Frommelt. Babe grew up in Guttenberg and attended St. Mary’s Catholic School. While in Guttenberg, she worked at the button factory.

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Richard Pritchard

 

Richard LeRoy Pritchard, 77, died Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital. The son of Walter and Margaret (Monnahan) Pritchard, he was born November 11, 1936, near Elgin, Iowa, the fifth of 12 children to be born into this family. He attended country school in Brainard, Iowa. For the first few years Richard worked at Hodgemann’s Construction Company, paving roads in the Twin Cities area, until uniting in marriage with Frances Stray, in May of 1964, at Decorah, Iowa. To this union five children were born. Together they farmed over the years in Strawberry Point, Littleport, and Garber Iowa area.  

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Richard Stodola

 

Richard J. Stodola, 81, of Elkader, died Saturday, January 25, 2014, at his home in Elkader. He was born March 11, 1932, in Barron, WI, to Adolph and Carrie (Posta) Stodola. He graduated from Rice Lake (WI) High School in 1950. He could build a home from bottom to top. Richard was owner and operator of his own construction business for over 35 years; first Four Square Construction and then Stodola Floor Sanding.  

Richard was united in marriage to Mary Lynn Lauing on February 19, 1956, in Sarona, WI. Four children were born to this union.

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Jan

Richard J. Stodola

 

Richard J. Stodola, 81, of Elkader, died Saturday, January 25, 2014, at his home. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 1, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Kingdom Hall, Elkader. Friends may call after 1 p.m. until service time on Saturday, February 1, 2014, at Kingdom Hall, Elkader. A full obituary will appear in the February 5 issue of the Register.

 
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Jane Adelia Myers

 

Jane Adelia Myers, 62, of Elkader, died January 10, 2014, at her home. She was born April 5, 1951, in West Union, the daughter of Wendell K. and Effie I. Bachtell Myers.

She was a graduate of Arlington High School and Upper Iowa University in Fayette. Jane was the owner and producer of JAM Productions and owner of the on-line radio station, Mind Mastery Radio.

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