Obituaries

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19
Dec

Wayne Schmidt

Wayne Robert Frederick Schmidt, age 72, was born to Alice and Martin Schmidt in Bloomington, Wis., on May 28, 1951. He graduated from Bloomington High School in 1969, then earned an associate degree in business in La Crosse, Wis.

 

Tue
19
Dec

Florine D. Wessel

Long-time Elkader Central teacher Florine D. Wessel passed away peacefully in her sleep on Dec. 9, 2023, at the Good Samaritan Home in West Union. Shortly after retiring, she moved to West Union, eventually entering into the nursing home there, where she had been a resident for 9.5 years.

 

Tue
19
Dec

Jerry Eberhardt

Jerry Eberhardt, age 66, left this world for a new world on Dec. 10, 2023. Jerry was born on March 15, 1957, after three daughters, a son to Myrna (Donnan) and Floyd Eberhardt. Jerry grew up on the family farm near Garnavillo and graduated from Garnavillo High School in 1975. Jerry worked various jobs in Garnavillo, Guttenberg and McGregor. He was dependable and a hard worker, taking pride in a job well done.

 

Tue
12
Dec

Floyd L. Possehl

Floyd Dean Possehl, of Elkader, died Dec. 6, 2023, at the Elkader Care Center.  Floyd was born Jan. 6, 1939, to Rudy and Rosalyn (Frieden) Possehl at the home farm near Elkader. He was baptized and confirmed at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader. Floyd attended Boardman Township Country School and graduated from Elkader High School in 1958.

 

Tue
12
Dec

Kimberly L. Ihde

Kimberly L. Ihde, 55, of Dubuque, formerly of St. Olaf, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023, at Mercy Medical Center following a short illness.

 

Tue
28
Nov

Jerome J. Link

Jerome J. Link, age 78, of Farmersburg, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023, at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. He was born on Dec. 15, 1944, the son of Elmer and Anna (Schoulte) Link. Jerome grew up on the family farm in Farmersburg and graduated from Monona High School with the class of 1963. Jerome served in the U.S. Army National Guard for several years and also farmed most of his life. He then worked as a deputy sheriff for the Clayton County Sheriff’s Department until retirement. Jerome was an avid outdoorsman. He made many fishing trips to Alaska and annual trips to Montana to elk hunt.

Tue
28
Nov

Beverly 'Bunnie' Nevermann

Beverly (Bunnie) Nevermann died on Nov. 22, 2023. She was born April 23, 1933, to Thomas and Ruth (Hertrampf) Ellenbolt at the home of her grandparents, Frank and Anna (Mielke) Hertrampf, on a farm in Allamakee County, near Monona. Bunnie was baptized at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Monona on June 1, 1941. Her sponsors were Leo and Nelda Mielke. 

 

Mon
20
Nov

Francis J. Whittle

Francis John Whittle, 78, of rural Elkader, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023, at Mayo Hospital, Rochester, Minn. Francis was born March 31, 1945, at home, on the Nieman farm, to Ambrose and Margaret (Holtz) Whittle. He attended country school for 3.5 years, St. Joseph’s Catholic School until 1958 and graduated from the Elkader Public School in 1962. In 1969, he finished four years at Upper Iowa College, Fayette. Francis served in the Army from Jan. 20, 1970, and was honorably discharged Sept. 24, 1971.

Mon
20
Nov

Rachel K. Engelhardt

Rachel Kathleen Engelhardt, 97, of Elkader, passed away Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023, at MercyOne Elkader Medical Center.

 

Mon
20
Nov

Jerry V. Robbins

Jerry Vernon Robbins, 64 of Elgin, passed away Friday, Nov. 3, 2023, at WinnMed in Decorah. Jerry was born July 23, 1959 to Charles and Laverne (Stock) Robbins in McGregor. He graduated from Central High School in Elkader with the class of 1977.

 

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