Obituaries

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Francis Henry Wagner

 

Francis Henry Wagner, 90, Elkader, Iowa formerly of Lansing, Iowa died Monday, March 17, 2014, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader, Iowa. Francis was born on September 9, 1923, in Lafayette Township, rural Lansing, Iowa to Henry and Mary (Donahue) Wagner. He attended Russell Country School through the eighth grade.

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Shirley Kutzbach death notice

 

Shirley Kutzbach, 88, of Farmersburg, died Saturday,  March 22. Services were held Wednesday, March 26, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Farmersburg.

A full obituary will be published in the April 2 issue of the Clayton County Register.

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Dean Harold Knight

 

Dean Harold Knight, 81 of Strawberry Point, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at his home in Strawberry Point, surrounded by his family.

Dean was the oldest child of Harold Myron Knight and Leonore Irene (Wiltse) Knight. He was born August 11, 1932, in the brick house on the Knight farm east of Strawberry Point. He started school in September 1938 at the Lodomillo #4 School that was just across the field from their home. Dean completed kindergarten through eighth grade there with Dorothy Smith as his teacher.   

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Betty Jane Garaghty

 

Betty Jane Garaghty, 83, of Elkader, died, Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at University Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. She was born September 8, 1930, in Guttenberg, to Jack and Frances (Walter) Mahowald. Jane graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic High School in Guttenberg.

She was united in marriage to John Garaghty on April 17, 1956, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Guttenberg. Four children were born to this union. Jane raised her family on the family farm for many years and later moved into Elkader.

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Jeffery Lynn Frieden

 

Jeffery Lynn Frieden, 53, of Dubuque, Iowa, formerly of Elkader, died suddenly at his home on Saturday, February 15, 2014. He was born on August 16, 1960, at the Postville Hospital to Milo and Marilyn (DeWitte) Frieden of Elgin, Iowa. Jeff graduated from Valley of Elgin High School, Elgin, Iowa in 1978.  Jeff attended Lincoln Tech in Des Moines, Iowa, and graduated from the auto mechanics program.

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Arthur George Maier

 

Arthur George Maier, 94, of Elkader, died Monday, February 17, 2014, at the Elkader Care Center. He was born November 1, 1919, near Elkport to Emil and Anna (Schaub) Maier. He attended Volga Twp. #7 School.

Art spent his entire life in the area helping on the home farm, as well as working with area farmers. He enjoyed woodworking, and especially loved his bees. He was the caretaker of the Union Cemetery for nearly 50 years, and also Sacred Heart Cemetery near Littleport for a time. Art kept the fire burning in the Hope Lutheran Church furnace for many years including cutting the wood.

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Robert “Glen” Medberry

 

 

Robert “Glen” Medberry, 89, of Elgin passed away Monday, February 10, 2014, at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette, Iowa.  Robert Glen, the son of James and Agnes (Kerr) Medberry, was born September 23, 1924, in Volga, Iowa.  Glen was baptized April 12, 1936, at Illyria Church, Elgin. He graduated from Volga High School in 1943.  Glen was united in marriage with Verna Gross in 1949 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Eldorado, Iowa.  Glen and Verna farmed north of Volga, until their retirement in 1988.

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Lorain E. Ahrens

 

Lorain E. Ahrens, 85, of Mount Pleasant, formerly of Elkader and Volga, IA died Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at the Pleasant Manor Care Center in Mount Pleasant.

Her body has been donated to the University of Iowa Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology for medical research. A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date at the East Side Cemetery, Elkader, Iowa. There will be no visitation at the Kimzey Funeral Home, 213 North Main Street, Mount Pleasant. Online condolences may be directed to www.kimzeyfuneralhome.com.

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Brenda Berns Rodenberg

 

Brenda Kay (Berns) Rodenberg passed away suddenly in West Union, Iowa, on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at the age of 42. She was born on November 13, 1971, in Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin, to Gary Berns and Carol (Blume) Berns. She was raised in rural Elkader.

Brenda graduated from Central Community High School in 1990, and Hamilton Business College in 1991. She began working at Pattison’s in Clayton, Iowa, and then moved to Norway, Iowa, where she was employed by Benton County Co-op.

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Meralda “Babe” Hansel

 

Meralda A. “Babe” Hansel, 86, of Elkader, died January 28, 2014, at University Hospitals in Iowa City. She was born in Guttenberg on December 5, 1927, to Clarence A. and Regina (Eilers) Frommelt. Babe grew up in Guttenberg and attended St. Mary’s Catholic School. While in Guttenberg, she worked at the button factory.

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