Obituaries

Tue
22
Dec

Elvin Leroy Johnson

Elvin Lerow Johnson of Strawberry Point, formerly of Garnavillo, Iowa, died at his home after a sudden illness on Saturday morning, December 19, 2015, his 84th birthday.  

Friends and relatives are invited to attend any of the following on Saturday, December 26:  graveside service at 10:15 a.m. at the Garnavillo Community Cemetery; funeral service at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Garnavillo; visitation with the family from 1–3 p.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Garnavillo.

Tue
22
Dec

James “Jim” Hopp

A private family service for James “Jim” Hopp will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 19, 2015, at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Austin, MN with Pastor Dean Gunn officiating. Burial will take place at a later date. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, December 18, 2015, at the Hindt Funeral Home in Grand Meadow, MN and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.

James “Jim” Hopp, 69, of Grand Meadow, MN passed away Sunday, December 13, 2015 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, MN.

Tue
15
Dec

Joyce Engelhardt

Joyce Lynn Engelhardt, 59, of Elkader, died December 5, 2015, at University Hospital in Iowa City. She was born in McGregor, on December 15, 1955, to Alan and Betty (Livingston) Engelhardt.

Joyce liked going to Rise and being with all of her friends there. She enjoyed music, listening to her records, going to the county fair, Johnson’s Restaurant and the shopping trips to Prairie du Chien, WI.

She is survived by her niece, Christine (Mark) Berns, her nephew, James Grocholski and sons, numerous aunts, cousins and friends.

Tue
15
Dec

Stanley Debes

Stanley Clair Debes, 73, of rural Mederville, died Monday, December 7, 2015, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader. He was born February 14, 1942, in rural Mederville to Clair and Madeline (Coonfare) Debes.

He was a dairy farmer who spent his entire life on the farm where he was born. Stanley farmed since he was 14 years old.

Tue
08
Dec

Phyllis Bergan

Phyllis Marilyn Bergan, 81, of Elkader, passed away November 30, 2015, at Central Community Hospital, Elkader, surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 23, 1934, in Central City, Iowa, the daughter of Donald and Rachel (Batchelder) Goodlove. She was raised by her mother and stepfather, Roland Walz. Marilyn attended country school in the Central City area and graduated from Garnavillo High School in 1952, and then Paris Beauty Academy in Cedar Rapids. She practiced as a beautician in her mother’s beauty shop, Ra Chellen’s Beauty Salon in Elkader. After starting her family, she opened a salon at her home on the farm in rural Elkader.

Tue
01
Dec

Kenneth Hubbard

Kenneth Calvin Hubbard, 88, of Mederville, died peacefully Friday, November 20, 2015, at the Convalescent Home in Edgewood, following a short illness.

He was born March 28, 1927, to Charlie and Alice (Nading) Hubbard, rural Mederville. He attended country schools, served in the Army from 1946-47 in Kentucky, worked as a mechanic in Elkader, Edgewood, and Delhi. He received much Ford training early in his career.

Tue
01
Dec

Neil Krieg

Neal S. Krieg, 78, died Sunday, November 22, 2015, at the Central Community Hospital. He was born September 2, 1937, in Elkader to Leonard Henry Krieg and Eloise Leah Musfeldt. Neal graduated from Elkader Central High School in 1955. He was employed at Collins Radio in Cedar Rapids until 1958.

Tue
10
Nov

Carolyn Berns

Carolyn (Klinkenberg) Berns, 76, of Saint Olaf, IA, died Monday, November 2, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, IA.  She was born on October 2, 1939, on the home farm in rural Saint Olaf, Iowa, the daughter of Alvin and Mabel (Hakert) Klinkenberg.

Carolyn was baptized at Peace Lutheran Church in Elkader and graduated from the Elkader High School.  Carolyn furthered her education after high school and became a Registered Nurse and worked for various organizations in this area.  On October 24, 1961, Carolyn was united in marriage with Donald Berns at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Garnavillo and was later blessed with two children. 

Tue
10
Nov

Duane Weyant

Duane Don Weyant, 85, of Edgewood, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2015, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. He was born on February 8, 1930, in Clayton County, Lodomillo Township, the son of  Harlan Wesley and Mabel Elizabeth (Bente) Weyant. Duane received his education at the Edgewood School and worked for Witwer family farms near Alburnett.

 On March 18, 1950, Duane was united in marriage to Irene Linderwell at Independence, Iowa.  Four children were born to this union.  Together they farmed north of Edgewood until 1978 when they moved into Edgewood.  Duane was also a sexton and caretaker of Greenhill Cemetery near Edgewood.

Tue
10
Nov

Dorothy Farmer

Dorothy Mae (Theel) Farmer, 90, of Prairie du Chien, WI, passed away Saturday, November 7, 2015, unexpectedly at her home. She was born April 14, 1925, on the family farm in rural Delaware County, IA, to Herman and Gertrude (Tinkey) Theel. She was united in marriage to William F. Farmer on April 8, 1947, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Strawberry Point, IA. Four children were born to this union. 

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