Obituaries

Tue
04
Aug

Jane Kruempel

Jane Ann Kruempel, 92, of Elgin, Iowa died Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at the Elkader Care Center, Elkader, Iowa, where she had been a resident for three years. She was born on January 28, 1923, in Highland Township, near Volga, Iowa. She was the daughter of Robert and Ruth (Duff) Scott. Jane was raised in the area and was an Arlington High School graduate.

Wed
29
Jul

Arnold Groskreutz

Arnold C. “Arnie” Groskreutz, age 88, of Mankato, MN, formerly of Wells, MN, passed away Saturday, July 18, 2015, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, MN. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wells, officiated by Rev. Mary Iverson.  Visitation was Tuesday, July 21, 2015, from 4–7 p.m. at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, and continue done hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Interment was at First Lutheran Cemetery in Waldorf. Military Honors were accorded by the Wells Color Guard. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home of Wells was in charge of arrangements. Please see www.brussheitner.com to leave online condolences.

Wed
29
Jul

Geraldean “Gerry” McNeal

Geraldean “Gerry” Kuehl McNeal, 87, of Elkader, died with family by her side, Saturday, July 18, 2015, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home. She was born December 4, 1927, in Clayton, to LeRoy and Tillie (Koehn) Harnack. Gerry graduated from Elkader High School with the Class of 1946, and then attended Elkader Junior College for two years.

Gerry was united in marriage to Merlin Arthur Kuehl on November 22, 1947. One son was born to this union. Merlin died in November 1984. She worked as office manager for Walch Ford, Dittmer Dodge and McNeal Auto, all in Elkader. On February 13, 1988, Gerry was united in marriage to Earl “Ernie” Ernest McNeal at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. 

Wed
29
Jul

Harlan Reimer

Harlan William Reimer was born on January 14, 1923, in Elkader, Iowa, to Henry J. and Lucy A. (Mueller) Reimer. He graduated from Elkader High School in 1942.
Harlan enlisted in the United States Army in April 1943 and served in Europe during World War II as a member of the 247th Combat Engineer Battalion. He was honorably discharged in October 1945. 
After the war, he attended the University of Dubuque and then Elkader Junior College, where he graduated in May 1948. He then attended and graduated from Upper Iowa University, Fayette, Iowa, with a Bachelor of Science degree, in 1949. 

Tue
21
Jul

Neil Meyer

Neil Elmer Meyer, 84, of Monona, Iowa, died Thursday, July 16, 2015, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. He was born on May 29, 1931, in Postville, Iowa, to Eldo and Beatrice (Backhaus) Meyer. He graduated from Elkader High School in 1949.

On March 14, 1953, Neil was united in marriage to Virginia Eilers in Dubuque, Iowa, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church with Reverend Swarbrick officiating. To this union five children were born. He was a devoted husband and father.  

Tue
21
Jul

John “JD” Daley

John “JD” Daley, 59, of Lino Lakes, MN, formerly of Elkader, IA, passed away suddenly on July 15, 2015.  He was an amazing man and the love of Suzie’s life.  He dedicated many enjoyable years to the petroleum industry. 

Tue
21
Jul

William Dohrer

William J. Dohrer, age 91½, passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at Mountain View Terrace in Duarte, CA, where he was recovering from an earlier surgery.

Tue
14
Jul

Theresa Franzen

Theresa Marie Franzen, 56 of Garber, IA, died Tuesday, July 6, 2015, at her home surrounded by family after a five-year battle with carcinoid cancer.

Theresa was born August 11, 1958, in Madrid, Spain to Robert and Anna Mae Slater.

Visitation was an hour before the funeral services at St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Garnavillo, IA on Saturday, July 11, with the funeral beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will be at St Joseph’s Cemetery.

Tue
07
Jul

Arnetha Marting

Arnetha Rose Marting, 87, of Garnavillo, IA, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.  She was born on August 17, 1927, in Delhi, IA, the daughter of Ross and Hazel (Smock) Morley.

Arnetha was united in marriage with Dwayne Marting on June 7, 1946, at Zion Lutheran Church in Clayton Center.  Together they were dairy farmers until Dwayne passed away on January 12, 1981.  She continued to live and help on the farm until she moved to Tower Living Center in Garnavillo in November 2012. Some of her many interests were playing cards, supporting the Chicago Cubs and taking numerous bus trips. She belonged to TOPS and was proud to be a KOPS for many years.

Tue
07
Jul

Dean Meyer

Dean Meyer was born on February 15, 1933, on the family farm north of Garnavillo, Iowa, the son of Elmer and Mildred Heiden Meyer. Dean received his education at the country school and Garnavillo High School. On October 3, 1965, he was united in marriage with Ann Haase at St. John’s Church in Sumner. 

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