Obituaries

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08
Jul

Elaine K. Hanson

Elaine K. Hanson, 79, of Flint, Mich., died Saturday, June 27, 2020, at Fostrian Court Assisted Living in Flushing, Mich., of natural causes.

She was born Dec. 14, 1940, the daughter of Albert Christian Frederick and Mildred Maxine (Pardee) Fisher of Garnavillo. Elaine graduated from Garnavillo High School in 1958, and from Iowa State University in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education.

Wed
08
Jul

Leanna W. Burns

Leanna Walke Burns, 74, of Littleton, Colo., and formerly of Guttenberg passed away unexpectedly on June 16, 2020.

A celebration of life service was held in Littleton, Colo., on June 27.

Leanna was born April 2, 1946, to Harvey and Veronica (Frommelt) Walke in Guttenberg.

Wed
24
Jun

Charles R. Bries

Charles Robert Bries, 76, slipped peacefully from this world at Kavanagh (Hospice) House on June 12, 2020, a mere 10 months after the passing of his dear wife. He abandoned his earthly existence with her ashes beside him, his eldest daughter’s hand in his, while listening to the lyrics he often sang to his children...”I want to go home. I want to go home. Lord, how I want to go home.”

Visitation and funeral services were Friday, June 19, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Guttenberg.

Wed
24
Jun

Lester L. Groth

Lester Lee Groth, 78, of Garber, passed away on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at his residence.

Visitation was Sunday, June 14, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Edgewood and before the services at the church on Monday.

Funeral services were Monday, June 15, at the former Immanuel Lutheran Church in Elkport, conducted by Pastor Roland Waterman.

Wed
24
Jun

Donald W. Welsh

Donald W. Welsh, 61, of Dubuque died June 10, 2020, at Manor Care in Dubuque.

A celebration of life will be held Aug. 8, beginning at 2 p.m. at Bootleggers in Millville.

Don was born May 20, 1959, at Xavier Hospital in Dubuque to Bill and Rose (Hunemuller) Welsh. He graduated from Guttenberg High School.

Wed
17
Jun

Mary “Edna” Cook

Mary “Edna” Cook, 92, of Guttenberg, passed away May 22, 2020 while residing at the Good Samaritan Society of Waukon.

A private service for family will be held on June 21st at 1:30 p.m. at Elkader East Side Cemetery.

Edna was born on July 5, 1927. She was the second oldest of four children. She grew up in Georgetown, SC and has a surviving sister, Barbara Jones, who still resides there.

Wed
17
Jun

Shirley M. Swisher

Shirley Mae (Weber) Swisher passed into eternity on June 8, 2020, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Private graveside services will be held due to the COVID-19 virus.

Arrangements were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo. 

Wed
17
Jun

Brian C. Minger

Brian Charles Minger of Garber, died May 14, 2020.

Joint funeral service with his mother, Leila, who passed away in March, will be scheduled at a later date.

Brian was born on Jan. 22, 1949, on a farm near Millville. He was born during a snowstorm and was the second of seven children born to John Lowell Minger and Leila Blanche (Moser) Minger. 

Wed
10
Jun

John C. Meyer

John Clifton Meyer, 95, of Garnavillo, passed away Monday, June 1, 2020, at his home. 

Public graveside service was Saturday, June 6, at the Garnavillo Community Cemetery, conducted by Rev. Gary Hatcher.

Arrangements were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo. 

Wed
03
Jun

April E. Miller

April Elaine (Loetz) Miller, 75, of Elkader died Saturday, May 23, 2020. 

Funeral service were held Wednesday, June 3, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in McGregor, conducted by Rev. Andrew Preuss.

Burial was at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, McGregor.

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