Obituaries

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. 

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.

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