Obituaries

Tue
07
Jul

Margaret Clark

Margaret Calvin (Baty) Clark, 93, formerly of rural Clermont, died Monday, June 29, 2015, at Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union. She was born May 22, 1922, in Walker, to Dale E. and Grace L. (McKee) Baty. Margaret received her education and graduated from Troy Mills, then attended Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls. She taught Elementary Education K-8 in the local school districts in and around Troy Mills. During WWII, Margaret worked for a defense plant in Cedar Rapids.

She was united in marriage to Donald R. Clark on April 11, 1942. This union was blessed with six children.

Tue
07
Jul

Norma J. Peterson

Norma J. Peterson, 62, Postville, Iowa, died Monday, June 29, 2015 at Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union, Iowa. Norma June, the daughter of Norman and Vivian (Hesse) Peterson, was born December 6, 1952, in McGregor, Iowa.  She was baptized December 25, 1952 and confirmed in 1967 at Norway Lutheran Church, St. Olaf, Iowa. She attended Postville Community Schools, graduating in 1971. Norma attended Northeast Iowa Community College in Calmar, Iowa. She was trained in cosmetology, accounting and business, and health information technician. Norma worked as a cook at the Pirate’s Den and at Iowa Turkey Products in Postville. She worked as a waitress and at the front desk at the Cliff House and made doughnuts and pizza at Casey’s in Decorah.

Tue
30
Jun

Beverly Fischer

Beverly Marie Larson Fischer, 75, of Lake Placid, Florida, formerly of the Strawberry Point area) passed away peacefully on January 5, 2014. She was born on October 9, 1938, the daughter of Alfred and Mabel (Morse) Cline. Her father passed away when Beverly was five years of age.  She grew up in the Wadena area.  When she was thirteen, her mother married Harril B. Larson of Elgin. Harril adopted her as his own and her name became Beverly Cline Larson. Beverly graduated from Central Community High School in 1957 and then attended beauty school in Cedar Rapids.  She worked in Elkader until her marriage.

Tue
16
Jun

Eunice Johnson

Eunice Ivanelle (Kregel) Johnson, 84, of Strawberry Point, formerly of Garnavillo, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, Iowa.  She was born on April 20, 1931, the daughter of Elmer and Mildred (Schmidt) Kregel, in Garnavillo Township, Clayton County, Iowa, on the same farm where her father and grandfather were born.

Tue
16
Jun

Ilo Glawe

Ilo Sophia Glawe, 90, of Edgewood, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2015, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home. She was born on February 2, 1925, in Cox Creek Township near Littleport, to Joseph and Katherine (Hochhaus) Beck. Ilo attended Littleport Public School and graduated in May 1942.  She then attended Upper Iowa University for two years and taught school at Waucoma and Colesburg.

On October 23, 1947, Ilo was united in marriage to LeRoy Glawe. Three children were born to this union. The couple farmed in Lodomillo Township for 34 years, before retiring to Strawberry Point. LeRoy passed away on August 20, 1995. 

Tue
16
Jun

Vernon Peuker

Vernon Gene Peuker, 76, of Edgewood, Iowa, died at his home on Saturday, June 13, 2015.  He was born on September 12, 1938, at his grandparents farm near Elkport, the son of Paul Christ and Geraldine Amanda (Waterman) Peuker. Vernon attended rural country school near Bear Creek and then Edgewood School. After his schooling he farmed with his brother Keith for over 50 years.  He also worked for Costigan Construction and  hauled milk.

Vernon loved his family very much. He enjoyed taking care of his tractors and his cars and loved spending time with cows and calves.

Tue
09
Jun

John Welterlen

John William Welterlen, 91, of Edgewood, Iowa, passed away at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital on Saturday, June 6, 2015. He was born on January 8, 1924, the son of Arthur and Esther (Rosberg) Welterlen. John graduated from Edgewood High School. 

John served honorably in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1946 as a US Navy Bombardier in the Caribbean (Guantanamo Bay) and the South Pacific (Saipan, Okinawa, China coast).

Upon his return from service he attended Iowa State College. It was there that John met Jane Nieman, and they were married June 1, 1947. 

Tue
09
Jun

Vernon Henning

Vernon Henry Henning, 74 of rural Farmersburg, Iowa, died Friday, June 5, 2015 at the Elkader Care Center in Elkader, Iowa. He was born on January 30, 1941, in Farmersburg, Iowa to Arno and Erma (Radloff) Henning. Vernon was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Farmersburg. He graduated from M-F-L Community High School and was in the United States Army from 1963-1965.

Tue
09
Jun

Don Henkels

Don Gerard Henkels, 51, of Monona, Iowa formerly of Garnavillo, Iowa died on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 after a two-year battle with cancer, at the Elkader Care Center in Elkader, Iowa. He was born on May 19, 1964, to John and Verna (Althoff) Henkels in McGregor, Iowa. He was baptized on May 31, 1964, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Guttenberg, Iowa, and confirmed on April 4, 1976, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Garnavillo, Iowa. Don graduated from Garnavillo High School. Don was employed with Innovative Ag Service, Monona Wire and Affordable Improvement. 

Tue
09
Jun

Norma Olson

Norma J. Olson, 73, of St. Olaf, died Thursday, May 28, 2015, at the Elkader Care Center. She was born February 15, 1942, in Spencer, to Albert and Lucy (Needham) Geno. Norma attended school in Elkader, where she graduated with the Class of 1960.

She was united in marriage to Leland Olson on June 17, 1961, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elkader. Three children were born to the couple.

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