Obituaries

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Tue
20
Jun

June 'Junebug' V. Freilinger

June “Junebug” Violet Freilinger, 93, of Monona,  died Friday, June 16, 2023, at Ossian Senior Hospice, Ossian. 

 

Tue
13
Jun

Carolyn A. Smith

Our wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend Carolyn Alice Smith of Postville passed away peacefully with her family by her side Sunday, June 4, 2023, at Mayo Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minn., after a short battle upon the reemergence of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. She was 79.  

 

Wed
07
Jun

John 'Jack' Elliott

John “Jack” Elliott, age 99, of Marquette, passed on peacefully on May 28, 2023, at home. 

 

Wed
07
Jun

John D. Kenn

John Daniel Kenn, 56, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2023, in Topeka, Kansas. His death was accidental and happened while working underneath a vehicle. He was born Aug. 2, 1966, in Woodstock, Ill., to Willard and Dorelaine (Manning) Kenn. While he was young, his family moved to Elkader, where John grew up and attended school. Upon graduation from Central Community High School in 1985, he joined the United States Army and became a mechanic. He served his country in both peace and war time. After he was honorably discharged in 1995, he worked as an auto mechanic until his retirement in 2017.

Tue
23
May

Dora K. 'Kay' Hefner

Dora “Kay” Kathleen Hefner, 88, of McGregor, died Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at Mayo Clinic Health System, La Crosse, Wis., after a sudden illness. She was born May 23, 1934, to Neil and Catherine (Melvin) McCormick at home in rural Harpers Ferry. Kay graduated from Waukon High School in 1952. 

 

Tue
23
May

Richard H. 'Dick' Jensen

Richard “Dick” H. Jensen, age 87, passed away peacefully on May 15, 2023, surrounded by family at the Good Samaritan Home, Waukon, from complications of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. At his request, there will be no funeral services. A private family burial will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the McGregor Historical Society, 256 Main St., McGregor, IA 52157 and to the Harpers Ferry Fire and Rescue Squad, 1050 Great River Road, Harpers Ferry, IA 52146. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

Tue
23
May

Kenneth C. Adney

Kenneth C. Adney, 82, of Care and Rehab nursing home in Boscobel, Wis., and formerly of Prairie du Chien, Wis., died Wednesday, May 5, 2023, at Gundersen Hospital in La Crosse, Wis., from complications of Covid. He was born on Jan. 17, 1941 to Walter and Lorain (Sawvell) Adney in Iowa City. 

 

Tue
16
May

Thomas L. Franz

Thomas Lee Franz, 73, passed away peacefully May 4, 2023, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy from complications of Parkinson’s Disease and Lewy Bodies Dementia. A memorial visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the time of memorial service at 3 p.m., Saturday, May 20, at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories. Entombment will be held at a later date. 

 

Tue
16
May

Gary L. Glawe

Gary Lee Glawe, 74, of Cedar Falls, died on Dec. 27, 2022, of complications of Covid-19. He was on the island of Fiji while on a cruise to Australia at the time of his death.

 

Tue
16
May

Violet L. 'Vi' Sadewasser

Violet “Vi” Louise Sadewasser, 101, of Elkader, passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2023, at Elkader Care Center in Elkader. Family will greet friends and family from 9 to 11 a.m. on Monday, May 22, at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. on Monday. There will be a lunch immediately following the service. Burial will be at the Garnavillo Cemetery in Garnavillo.

 

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