Obituaries

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Tue
13
Mar

Margaret Croal

Margaret Jean (Bare) Croal, 84, of Independence, IA died Saturday, March 3, 2018, at the ABCM Rehabilitation Center’s West Campus in Independence, IA. 

Tue
13
Mar

Ivanelle Fishel

Ivanelle Fishel 94, of Elkader, passed away peacefully March 5, 2018, at the Elkader Care Center. Ivanelle Dorothea Wilhelmina Fishel was born February 23, 1924, in Volga Township, the daughter of Ferdinand and Ella (Wilke) Meenan. She received her education to the eighth grade at the Communia Country School. She was a lifetime member of Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader.

Tue
06
Mar

Robert Schuety

Robert Edward Schuety, 52, of rural St. Olaf, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at his residence.

He was born December 4, 1965, in Elkader, to Edward Kuehl and Ardis (Peterson) Schuety. He received his education at Central Community School in Elkader and graduated from an online college. He was working to get his master’s degree in business.

Tue
06
Mar

Grace Erickson

Grace Louise Erickson, 88, of Farmersburg, Iowa died Sunday, February 25, 2018 at the Elkader Care Center, Elkader, Iowa. Grace Louise was born December 31, 1929, near Rossville, Iowa, to Sankey George and Minnie (Haman) Van Gorder. She was educated at Jefferson No. 8 Country School in Allamakee County and Waukon Public School. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Methodist Church in Waukon, Iowa.

Tue
06
Mar

Owen Kann

Owen Edward Kann, age 89, of Guttenberg, IA, died Sunday, February 25, 2018, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital. He was born on June 16, 1928 on the home farm outside of Guttenberg, the son of Gregor and Anna (Miller) Kann.

Tue
27
Feb

Patricia Ritter

Patricia B. Ritter, 87, of Arlington, Iowa, died Tuesday morning, February 20, 2018, at the Hillcrest Home in Sumner, Iowa.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, February 23, 2018, at the United Methodist Church in Arlington with Pastor Dennis Gilbert officiating. There was a visitation from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Arlington and r one hour before the service on Friday at the church. Interment was Taylorsville Cemetery, Arlington.

Memorials may be directed in her name to the Arlington United Methodist Church.

Tue
27
Feb

Burnell Wilker

Burnell Wilker, 86, of Elkader, passed away Thursday, February 15th, 2018, peacefully in hospice care at Central Community Hospital. Burnell Wilhelm Arno Wilker was born March 7, 1931, to Arthur and Hertha (Funk) Wilker. He was baptized April 19, 1931 at Zion Lutheran Church, Clayton Center. He went to Public Schools of Clayton County and received a diploma from it on May 15th, 1945, and later graduated from Farmersburg High School in 1949. While in high school, Burnell enjoyed sports and lettered in baseball and basketball. He was a private in the Honor Platoon 203 U.S. Marine Corps and was stationed in San Diego, California.

Tue
27
Feb

Adella Hoeger

Adella C. Hoeger died on February 23, 2018, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital, Guttenberg, following a brief illness.

Wake service was held on Monday, February 26, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, February 27, at 11 a.m. Burial was in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Garnavillo.

Tue
27
Feb

Robert Fisher

Robert F. “Bob” Fisher, 95, of Edgewood, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. He was born on November 6, 1922, on the family farm, the son of Fred and Bess (Michael) Fisher. 

Bob graduated from Edgewood High School on May 22, 1940. He then worked for a couple years before enlisting in the United States Army. He honorably served his country during World War II, landing on Normandy Beach on D-Day Plus 3 and participating in the Battle of the Bulge.

Tue
20
Feb

Ruby Koehn

Ruby G. Koehn, 86, of Elkader, died Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader. Ruby was born April 3, 1931, in Gunder, to Gottfried and Clara (Knudtson) Kurth. She graduated from Postville High School.

Ruby was united in marriage to Alvin A. Koehn on April 5, 1949. The couple became the parents of seven children. She worked as a waitress and cook at Patrick’s Tavern and Café in Elkader for 35 years. She was always cooking and caring for her family. She enjoyed making lefse, working her puzzle books, canning meat and vegetables, and watching wrestling. She was an avid member of TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) where she enjoyed a bit of social times with good friends.

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