Obituaries

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Tue
14
Nov

James R. Frey

James “Jim” Ray Frey, 78, was ushered to heaven by his wife, his children and all his grandchildren, who were by his side on Friday, Nov. 10, 2023, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester, Minn.  

 

Tue
14
Nov

Sharon K. Beatty

Sharon K. Beatty, 80, of Guttenberg, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023, at Guttenberg Care Center in Guttenberg.

 

Tue
14
Nov

Amanda S. Newbern

Amanda Sue Newbern, born March 20, 1989, was welcomed to heaven on Friday, Nov. 10, by her mom, dad, grandparents and other relatives. She had lived in Wabasha for the past 17 years, and before that in Onalaska, Wis., and her forever hometown of Cedar Falls. Amanda is the beloved sister of James (Slinger, Wis.) and the niece of Steve and Lynn Johnson (Wabasha).

 

Tue
07
Nov

Diane J. Robertson

Diane Jean Robertson, 80, of Red Wing and formerly of Elkader and Waukon,  died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023, at the Benedictine Living Community. She was born Feb. 19, 1943, in Volney, to Leonard and Margaretta (Darling) Steele. She grew up helping her parents run the local store in Volney while attending school. Later, as a young woman, Diane had three boys who she raised by herself, until she met her husband, Richard Robertson. They were married in 1965 and lived in Waukon, where she helped her husband on the farm and was a homemaker and mother, caring for her four children.

Tue
24
Oct

Bernita M. Moser

Bernita Marcella (Herman) Moser, 90, of rural Edgewood, made her journey into heaven on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023, at MercyOne Senior Care in Dyersville.

 

Tue
24
Oct

Jean Petsche

Jean (Freshwaters) Petsche, 63, of Colona, Ill., passed away on Monday, Oct. 9, 2023, at the University of Iowa Hospital. A memorial service celebrating Jean’s life will be held on Nov. 5, at 5 p.m., at First Methodist Church in Geneseo, Ill. Reverend Dr. Chris Ritter will officiate. Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. prior to the memorial service. Memorials can be directed to Little Green Apple or pro-life Organizations. Condolences can be left at www.vandemorefuneralhome.com.

Tue
17
Oct

LeeAllen Lenth

LeeAllen Louis Wilbert Lenth passed away peacefully in his favorite chair on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023, in Littleport. He was born on Jan. 15, 1938, to Wilbert Sr. and Viola (Gruel) Lenth in Monona.

 

Tue
17
Oct

Elaine K. Peterson

Elaine Kay (Husman) Peterson, 81, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Volga, made her final journey home on Oct. 11, 2023, at Living Center West, Cedar Rapids. A memorial and celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4, at St. Sebald Lutheran Church near Strawberry Point. Visitation at 10:30 a.m., service at 11 a.m., with lunch to follow at the church. Elaine was a loving sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend who will be missed by those who knew her and loved her.

Tue
17
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.

 

Tue
17
Oct

Helen Ambrose Schaefers

Helen Ambrose Schaefers, 93, of McGregor, formerly of Dubuque, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023, at Great River Care Center in McGregor. She was born on July 17, 1930, in Garnavillo, to Casper and Mary (Lucher) Schaefers. Helen was baptized and confirmed at St. Joseph Catholic Church and also attended St. Joseph Catholic School in Garnavillo. 

 

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