Obituaries

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James Joseph Miehe

 

James Joseph Miehe, 82, of Elkader, died Friday, January 17, 2014, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader. He was born August 28, 1931, in Oelwein, to Elmer and Marie (Keleher) Miehe.

Jim graduated from St. Joseph’s High School in Elkader. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict from December 18, 1951, until he was honorably discharged on November 16, 1955. He was united in marriage to Mary Jane Carlsen on March 15, 1952. Jim was in the implement business with his father and brothers serving the Elkader area for 30 years. 

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13
Jan

Gladys A. Conboy

 

Gladys Alvina Conboy passed away in Atlanta Ga. on December 5, 2013 at the age of 94. She was born September 11, 1919 in Read Township, Clayton County, Iowa to John Schrampfer and Florence Mentzel Schrampfer. She spent her childhood in Bellevue, Dubuque, and on a farm in Clayton County.

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13
Jan

Walter L. Saur

 

Walter L. Saur, Ret. Brigadier General, 86, of Oelwein, Iowa died on Saturday morning, January 11, 2014, at his home with family members at his side.

Walter Leroy Saur was born January 27, 1927, in Cresco, Iowa, the son of Walter Emil and Anna Emily (Bahr) Saur. The family moved to Elkader where Walt graduated from Elkader High School in 1944. In January 1945, Walt enlisted in the Navy. He served during World War II in the Pacific at Iwo Jima, Okinawa and in China. 

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13
Jan

Aldora E. Hustad

 

Aldora E. Hustad, 98, of Elkader, died Friday, January 10, 2014, at the Guttenberg Care Center. She was born February 26, 1915, in Otter Tail County, MN to Tosten and Karen (Brekke) Hagen. Aldora was baptized April 4, 1915, and confirmed November 17, 1929, both at Elbow Lake, MN. She graduated from Elbow Lake MN, High School with the Class of 1933, and then attended business school for two years.

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06
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LuNida Miller

 

LuNida Iola Miller, 94, of Farmersburg, Iowa, died Saturday, December 28, 2013, at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. She was born March 28, 1919, on the family farm. LuNida is the daughter of Alivin and Adalia (Marting) Vogt. She was baptized June 1, 1919, at St. John Lutheran Church in Farmersburg and also confirmed there by Rev. Adix. LuNida graduated from Farmersburg High School in 1937 and attended college at Upper Iowa University in Fayette for two years for her business degree.

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30
Dec

Maxine Donna Weyant

 

Maxine Donna Weyant, 88, of Elkader died on Thursday, December 19, 2013, at the Elkader Care Center in Elkader.  She was born on October 11, 1925, in Strawberry Point to Herman and Zelma (Steel) Otterbeck.  Maxine graduated from Edgewood High School.

Survivors include a daughter, Kay (Richard) Troester of Elkader; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several  great-great-grandchildren.

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30
Dec

Violet Reynolds Bernhardt

 

  Violet Gwendolyn (Reynolds) Bernhardt, 102, of Guttenberg, IA, died Thursday, December 26, 2013, at the Guttenberg Care Center. She was born on March 31, 1911, in Agency, Iowa, the daughter of Homer Harrison Reynolds and Clara Belle (Rodibaugh) Reynolds.

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30
Dec

Larry Gull

 

Larry Lew Dettmer Gull died peacefully from complications following a stroke at the Guttenberg Care Center, Christmas morning. Larry was born July 17, 1933, on a farm near Garnavillo, the son of Harry E. Gull and Evelyn (Dettmer) Gull. Larry was an adventurous young boy, taking flying lessons at age 9. Larry trusted Jesus Christ as his Savior on December 6, 1942. This was the most important event in his life and directed his focus to the end.

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30
Dec

Rose Clark Turner

 

Rose Clark Turner, 89, of Monona, Iowa, recently of rural Clyde, Ohio, died at Elmwood Assisted Living in Fremont, Ohio on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. Rose was born near Elkader, Iowa, on September 1, 1924, to the now deceased Joel and Emma (Johnsrud) Clark. She was a 1942 graduate of Elkader High School and received a degree in medical technology from Macalester College in 1946.

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Fay Lorraine Thein

 

Fay Lorraine (Decker) Thein, 82, of Garnavillo, IA, died Wednesday, December 18, 2013, at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison, Wis. She was born on November 9, 1931, in Boise, Idaho, to Milo and Vella (Boardman) Decker. 

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