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Janis K. Cook

Janis Kay Cook, 71, of Guttenberg, died Monday, July 3, 2017, at the Great River Care Center in McGregor.

Funeral services were Saturday, July 8, in the Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa, conducted by Rev. Derek Sellars. Visitation was before services at the funeral chapel.

Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, near Leighton.

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12
Jul

Jane Lechner

Jane Lechner, 83, of Guttenberg, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital on Monday, July 3, 2017.

Visitation was Friday, July 7, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Funeral services were Saturday, July 8, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson.

Interment was at Oakwood Cemetery, Monticello.

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12
Jul

Robert J. Hoffman

Robert John Hoffman, 63, died on July 2, 2017, at his home in Guttenberg.

A private celebration of life is planned for a later date. 

Wed
12
Jul

Mildred C. Schutte

Mildred Catherine (Barrier) Solomon Schutte died peacefully on June 22, 2017, in American Fork, Utah. Affectionately known as Millie, she was born in the Council Bluffs area on Oct. 28, 1931, having two brothers, Darrel (Georgine) Barrier and Arlen (Joyce) Barrier.

Millie married John Solomon and they had three children, Steve (Cindy) Solomon, Sheril Rawle, and Dan Solomon. Preceded in death by her husband, John, she later married Jim Schutte. She has four grandchildren, Andi (Justin) Lym, Luke Lym, Eric (Vanessa) Solomon, and Audra (Steve) Simons; and six great-grandchildren, Kanyon, Blayke, Bristol, and Jennalee Lym, and Tyler and Ethan Simons.

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12
Jul

Jeffrey A. Swisher

Happy 60th Birthday in Heaven. Jeffrey Allen Swisher of Wheaton, Ill., formerly of Garnavillo, passed from this life to his heavenly home on Feb. 3, 2017, at Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, Ill., after a courageous battle with cancer. His family was by his side. 

To honor Jeff’s life, memorial services were held at Christ Community Church, Geneva, Ill., on Feb. 11, conducted by his longtime friend and pastor, Mike Hurn. Funeral services were also held Feb. 19, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

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Jul

Earl "Butch" Meyer

Earl William “Butch” Meyer, 79, passed away on Monday, June 26 at the University of Iowa Hospital following a brief illness. He left this world surrounded by his wife, children, and grandchildren.

According to his wishes, there will be no visitation. Private gravesite services were held by the family at the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Earl was born on Dec. 1, 1937, the son of Earl and Lillian (Duehr) Meyer. In his youth he especially enjoyed rabbit hunting with his dad and time spent with his grandfather, William.

Wed
28
Jun

Roger F. Hefel

Roger “Rog” F. Hefel, 66, of North Buena Vista, passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He lived with Parkinson’s for 15 years and never complained.

Visitation was Friday, June 23, at Hoffmann Schneider and Kitchen Funeral Home, Dubuque and one hour before services at the church hall.

Funeral services were Saturday, June 24, at Immaculate Conception Church in North Buena Vista, conducted by Fr. Marvin Bries.

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28
Jun

Linda Williams

Linda Williams, 75, died Monday, June 19, 2017, at her home in Bella Vista, Ark.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at a later date.

Arrangements were handled by Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 

Wed
28
Jun

Evelyn F. Linderbaum

Evelyn F. Linderbaum, 96, of Monona, died Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at the Guttenberg Care Center, Guttenberg.

Funeral services were Saturday, June 24, at St. John Lutheran Church, Luana, conducted by Rev. Harold McMillin. Visitation was before services at the church.

Burial was at Monona Cemetery, Monona.

Arrangements were handled by Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Monona.

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28
Jun

Pamela J. Tuecke

Pamela "Pam" Jean Handke Tuecke, 60, of Dubuque, passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully, at UnityPoint-Finley Hospital on Friday, June 23, 2017.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 28, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home of Guttenberg. A prayer service will take place at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Pam was born on Nov. 29, 1956, in Dubuque.

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