Obituaries

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. 

Tue
03
Nov

Judson Osterhaus

Judson Trace William Osterhaus, 8, of Elkader, died Thursday, October 29, 2015, at home in Elkader. He was born in Dubuque, on October 24, 2007, to Heidi (Debes) Aulwes and Mark Osterhaus.

Jud had just started second grade this year at Central Community School in Elkader.

He lived with his great-grandma, Bonnie Syverson; his dad and mom, Mark and Heidi; twin brothers, Jake and Sam, and sister, Maggie.

Tue
03
Nov

Raymond “Bud” Marmann

Raymond “Bud” J. Marmann, Jr., 88, of Farmersburg, died Friday, October 30, 2015, at the Elkader Care Center in Elkader. He was born January 4, 1927, at home in rural Clayton Center, to Ray and Pearl (Taake) Marmann Sr.

He was united in marriage to Margaret Fishler on February 16, 1955. Two children were born to this union.

Tue
03
Nov

Irvin Kruse

Irvin LaVern Kruse, 77, of rural St. Olaf, died Saturday, October 31, 2015, at the Guttenberg Hospital. He was born in Elkport, on the home farm, on May 12, 1938, to William and Mildred (Hammond) Kruse. He was baptized at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Elkport on August 21, 1938, and later, was confirmed there. 

He attended country school; then went to Garnavillo, graduating with the class of 1958.  Irvin served in the United States Army from 1961 to 1963, when he was honorably discharged. On October 14, 1964, he was united in marriage to Carol Wilke at Zion Lutheran Church, Clayton Center. Four children were born to this union.

Tue
27
Oct

Donald Moser

Donald Ralph Moser, 88, passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2015. Donald was born into the family of Ralph Rudolph and Opal Irene (Borrett) Moser March 31, 1927.

The family lived on Skip Level road near Colesburg, Iowa but Donald was born in a home near Osterdock, Iowa. His mother died when Donald was almost four years of age. This resulted in Donald and his brother, Curtis, growing up with William and Jessie (Kolker) Borrett. Donald’s sister, Lois, grew up in the Francis and Ella (Moser) Troester home.

Tue
27
Oct

Norma Mitchell

Norma Catherine (Schoulte) Mitchell, 82, of Prairie du Chien, WI passed away on Friday, October 16, 2015, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, LaCrosse, due to complications of a stroke. She was born on September 22, 1933, in Farmersburg Township to Oliver and Lydia (Handke) Schoulte.

She grew up on the family farm near National and this is where she developed her lifelong love of plants and birds.

Tue
27
Oct

Roger Moeller

Roger Frederick William Moeller, 64, of Luana, Iowa died Thursday, October 15, 2015 at Palmer Lutheran Health Center, West Union, Iowa. He was born on February 18, 1951, to Orlando and Margenelle (Becker) Moeller at the Postville Community Hospital, Postville, Iowa. Roger was baptized on April 8, 1951, and confirmed on April 11, 1965, both at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville. He graduated high school from Postville Community High School on May 23, 1969, and graduated from Northeast Area One on May 13, 1971.

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