Obituaries

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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. 

Wed
06
Sep

Todd C. Strader

Todd C. Strader, 54, was peacefully welcomed into Heaven while surrounded by his family on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2023, at the University of Iowa Hospitals.

Visitation will be Friday, Sept. 8, 2023, at Morris Funeral Home in Guttenberg. Visitation will continue at church from 8:30 – 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9.

Wed
06
Sep

Kenneth LeGrand

Kenneth LeGrand, 79, of Guttenberg, passed away Monday, Aug. 28, 2023, at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital. 

Visitation was Saturday, Sept. 2, at Kramer Funeral Home in Holy Cross. 

Kenneth was born on June 14, 1944, on the family farm in Holy Cross, the son of Nickolas A. and Lorene M. LeGrand. He married Victoria A. Wachendorf on Dec. 29, 1962, in North Buena Vista. 

Wed
30
Aug

Bruce G. Payne

Bruce Glen Payne, 61, of Colesburg, passed away on Friday, Aug. 25, 2023, at his home.

Visitation was Tuesday, Aug. 29, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Edgewood. Memorial services followed the visitation at the funeral home, conducted by Pastor Mike Jackson.

Bruce was born on March 31, 1962, in Manchester, the son of F. H. and Naomi (Gissel) Payne. He was raised and educated in the Colesburg area and was a 1980 graduate of Edgewood-Colesburg High School.

Wed
30
Aug

Lois B. Mueller

Lois B. Mueller, 86, of Garnavillo passed away Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023, at Hawkeye Care Center in Asbury.

Visitation was Monday, Aug. 28, at Morris Funeral Home in Garnavillo and before services at the church.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 29, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Wed
23
Aug

Irvin W. Lammers

Irvin William Lammers, 87, of Guttenberg passed away at the Guttenberg Care Center on Aug. 16, 2023.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, Aug. 26, from 9-11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Guttenberg, with memorial service immediately following at 11 a.m. Luncheon after service with interment following at St. Patrick Cemetery, Colesburg.

Wed
23
Aug

Glenn F. Berns

Glenn F. Berns, 82, of Garnavillo passed away Sunday, Aug. 13, 2023, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien, Wis.

Visitation was Thursday, Aug. 17, at Morris Funeral Home in Garnavillo and before services at the church.

Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 18, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Wed
23
Aug

Mary L. Herzog

Mary Lou (Lyman) Herzog, 66, of Cedar Falls died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023, at MercyOne Medical Center in Des Moines.

Visitation was Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Fratzke and Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake.

Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 11, at the funeral home.

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