Obituaries

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Wed
25
Oct

Richard J. Kraemer Sr.

Richard John Kraemer Sr. of Waterloo and Des Moines passed away at his home in Des Moines on Oct. 1 , 2023.

Wed
18
Oct

Bret A. Moon

Bret Arthur Moon was born Jan. 22, 1968, at Central Community Hospital, Elkader to Terry and Anita (Schaub) Moon. He was baptized at Peace United Church of Christ, Elkader on Feb. 18, 1968. His sponsors were Dianne Sudol and Harry Moon. On March 20, 1983, he was confirmed at Peace Church.

Wed
18
Oct

Peter Bellings

Peter Bellings, a beloved husband, brother, and friend, departed this world on Oct. 6, 2023, at the age of 70, at Mercy One Medical Center in Dubuque. 

Visitation was Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the Egelhof, Siegert, and Casper Funeral Home and Crematory, Dubuque. A memorial service followed, conducted by Rev. Andy Upah.

Wed
11
Oct

Jerrill A. Kolker

Jerrill A. Kolker, 79, of Guttenberg passed away Oct. 5, 2023 at home.

Visitation and funeral services were Monday, Oct. 9, at St. Mary’s Church, Guttenberg.

Wed
04
Oct

Helen E. Fabert

Helen Elaine (Groth) Fabert, aka Toots, 84, passed away peacefully on Aug. 29, 2023, at Monona surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on Dec. 10, 1938, in Elk Township, Clayton County.

For the full obituary see this link: https://www.iowacremation.com/obituary/2023/Aug/Helen-Elaine-Fabert

Tue
26
Sep

Tony L. Huebsch May 12, 1929 - Sept. 17, 2023

Tony L. Huebsch, 94, of Cedar Rapids, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023.

Thu
14
Sep

Michael L. Coughlin

Michael Lynn Coughlin, 66, of Garnavillo passed away peacefully on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids due to complications following heart bypass surgery.

Visitation was Friday, Sept. 8, at Morris Funeral Home in Garnavillo, and before services at Garnavillo Gospel Hallprior to funeral services.

Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 9, at Garnavillo Gospel Hall.

Thu
14
Sep

Roland G. Troester

Roland Gustav Troester, 91, of Garnavillo, passed away peacefully at his home, on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023.

A private graveside service will be held.

Roland was born on Nov. 21, 1931, to Gustav and Louise (Brase) Troester on the family farm in Clayton Township. He attended Country School through the eighth grade. He was a farmer all his life and retired from farming in 2001. 

Thu
14
Sep

Howard L Borrett Jr.

Howard L Borrett Jr. passed away at the Phymouth Harbour Assisted Living Center in Sarasota, Fla. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023, where he had recently moved to from New York City.

Visitation will be held from 9 -10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, at Morris Funeral Home in Guttenberg with a funeral service to commence at 10 a.m. 

Thu
14
Sep

Thomas A. Kerper

Thomas Allan Kerper was born on Aug. 11, 1956, in Dubuque, the son of James Charles and Kathleen Meta (Langel) Kerper. He was baptized, received his first communion, served mass, sang in the choir, and was confirmed at St. Boniface Catholic Church in New Vienna. Tom was a member of the last eighth grade graduating class of St. Boniface Elementary School, where he met ‘some of the best people you could ever know.’ He graduated from Beckman High School in Dyersville in 1974, where he played the trombone in band and was a center on the football team until his knee required surgery. He also served on the Dubuque County Youth Advisory Board and was an officer for Operation New View. He enjoyed playing Little League and playing and coaching the Babe Ruth League baseball team in New Vienna for four years. 

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