Obituaries

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Dec

Vivian Nuehring

May 18, 1925-December 13, 2019

Vivian Nuehring, 94, of Elkader, Iowa formerly of Farmersburg, Iowa died Friday, December 13, 2019, at Elkader Care Center, Elkader, Iowa. She was born May 18, 1925, to Ray and Lucille (Ricketts) Canoe near Pleasant Ridge, rural Monona, Iowa. She attended Swede Ridge Country School and Monona High School through the eleventh grade.

Vivian was preceded in death by her husband, Fred in 1992; sons, Curt and Ron Nuehring; her parents and sisters, Gretta Baxter and Ellen Ferguson.

Visitation was Tuesday, December 17, 2019, from 5-7 p.m. at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Monona, Iowa and one hour before services at the church on Wednesday. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at St. John Lutheran Church, Farmersburg, Iowa with Rev. Jerome Godson as the Officiant. Burial followed at Monona Cemetery, Monona, Iowa.

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Monona, assisted the family with arrangements.

Wed
18
Dec

Martha Marrah

Martha Ellen (Robbins) Marrah, 67, of Deland FL, formerly of Elkader, passed away peacefully December 9, 2019, at home in DeLand Florida of Glioblastoma multiforme brain cancer with her husband Joe by her side.

 

 Martha was born in West Union Iowa on January 22, 1952. She was raised on a farm south of Mederville by her parents, John and Gladys Robbins. Martha graduated at Elkader Central High School in 1970. On June 20, 1970, she was united in marriage to Joe Marrah of Elkader, formerly of Strawberry Point, IA. To this union they were blessed with two boys, Brian of Sanford, Florida and David of Kansas City, MO.

 

Survived by husband Joe, Deland, FL, sons Brian of Sanford, FL, and David and wife Carrie of Kansas City, MO, grandchildren Austin, Ellie and Brextin, Kansas City, MO; brother, Harry (Gloria) Robbins, Elkader and sister, Celia Proctor, Neosho, MO.

 

Wed
18
Dec

Roger Kuhse

 

     Roger LeRoy Frederick Kuhse, 86, Postville, Iowa, died Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at Garden View Assisted Living, Monona, Iowa. Roger was born October 18, 1933 to Victor and Evelyn (Koth) Kuhse in Postville, Iowa. He joined and served in the United States Army from June 1953 to May 1955, serving one year in Korea and six months in Japan.

     Roger was united in marriage with Janet Alice Welper on September 15, 1956, at Zion Reformed Church in Waukon, Iowa, with Rev. W.E. Odenbach as the officiant. Together they lived on a farm south of Postville until October 2015. Roger enjoyed traveling, camping, fishing and especially snowmobiling. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Northeast Iowa Trail Blazers, Clayton County Snowbirds and the American Legion of Postville.

Visitation was held on Sunday, December 8, 2019, from 3-6 p.m. at the Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Monona, Iowa. There was also a visitation one hour before services at the church on Monday. Funeral services were held on Monday, December 9, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville, Iowa, with the Rev. Lynn Noel officiating. Burial followed in the Postville Cemetery, Postville, Iowa, with military rites.

Schutte - Grau Funeral Homes and Cremation Services of Postville, Iowa, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Tue
10
Dec

Anna Mae Donlon

Anna Mae (Thole) Donlon, 86, of Elkader, died November 22, 2019, at home in Haines City, Florida. She was born at Petersburg, IA, to Joseph Frank and Anna Mary Thole.

She is survived by her husband Luke of Elkader; her children Jeff Donlon, Laure (Marc) Trenkamp and Mike (Rhonda) Donlon of Elkader; grandchildren, Jennifer Donlon, Jill (Brandon) Stannard, Mathew Donlon (Jessica Werger & daughter Jayda) Lexie (Austin) Ceaglske, Kelly Donlon (Bryce Sivesind), April Donlon and six great-grandchildren, Payton, Weston and JoJo Stannard, Grace, Grant and Grahm Ceaglske, sister, Sr. Amelia Thole and brother Ernie Thole

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Elkader assisted the family. Online condolences may be left with www.graufuneralhomes.com

Tue
10
Dec

Herbert Howard Frisch

Herbert Howard Frisch, 70, of Elkader, formerly of Waterloo, died Sunday, December 1st at MercyOne Elkader Medical Center after a short battle with cancer.

Herb was born on December 12, 1948, in Waterloo, son of Howard and Ruth Frisch. He married Beverly A. Neitzel on June 21, 1969, in Waterloo.

Herb was an electrician and instrumentation technician at John Deere PEC in Waterloo for 41 years. He was a veteran who served with the US Air Force from 1969-1973.

A memorial service will be held on December 12, 2019, at the American Legion Post 138 in Waterloo, IA. Public visitation will be from 4-6 p.m.

 

Tue
03
Dec

Milo Edward Doerring

Milo Edward Doerring, 84, of Luana, Iowa died Sunday, November 24, 2019, at Elkader Care Center, Elkader, Iowa. Milo Edward was born February 2, 1935, to Lester and Alice (Pruess) Doerring in rural Luana, Iowa. He was baptized at St. Paul Lutheran Church and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church. Milo attended Eno Country School through the eighth grade. He served in the National Guard from 1957 to 1963.

Milo was united in marriage with Diane O’Neal on July 16, 1960, at The Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. He enjoyed playing cards and yahtzee, with Diane being his best competitor. Milo’s greatest joy was being a grandpa and later a great-grandpa. He never missed a game or activity that they were involved in and was always their biggest fan. His life was farming and his John Deere tractors. Milo was known far and wide for his homemade sausage and took great pride in sharing it with friends and neighbors.

Tue
26
Nov

Dorene Larson


Dorene Dorothy Larson, 81, of McGregor, Iowa died Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at MercyOne Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa. Dorene was born April 5, 1938 to Frederick and Florence (Meier) Becker on the family farm in McGregor, Iowa. Visitation was held from 3 to 7 pm on Monday, November 25, 2019, at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Monona, Iowa. There was a one-hour visitation before services at the church on Tuesday. Funeral services were at 10:30 am on Tuesday, November 26, at Living Faith United Methodist Parish, Giard, Iowa. Burial followed at Giard Cemetery, Giard, Iowa. Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Monona, Iowa assisted the family with arrangements.

 

Tue
26
Nov

Noreen (Berns) Rowland


Noreen (Berns) Rowland, age 96, of Garnavillo, IA, passed away Friday, November 22, 2019, at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital in Guttenberg, IA. Arrangements were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo, IA where the family received friends from 2 pm to 7 pm, Monday, November 25, 2019, and one hour before service at church. Funeral service was at St. Joseph Catholic Church Garnavillo, at 10 am, Tuesday, November 26, with Rev. Marvin Bries officiating. Interment was at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Garnavillo, IA.

 

Mon
18
Nov

Duane Bruening


Duane Brueing

Duane Kenneth Bruening, died peacefully at Barthell O.E.S Home in Decorah, Iowa, on November 3, 2019, at the age of 90.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Friday, November 8, 2019, at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Decorah with Rev. Donald Hertges and Rev. Msgr. Edward Lechtenberg officiating. Burial was in St. Benedict Catholic Cemetery in Decorah with military honors. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, November 7, at St. Benedict Catholic Church and on Friday beginning at 10 a.m., one hour before the service, at the church.

Mon
04
Nov

John "Jack" Moyna

John “Jack” Moyna, 85, of Elkader, was born on April 21, 1934, in Strawberry Point, Iowa, to the parents Katherine “McCormick” Moyna and Cecile Moyna. After an amazing 85 years of life, he passed away on October 24, 2019.

Throughout John’s 85 years of life, he has left us with a legacy that will live on forever. John was the President of C.J. Moyna & Sons, Inc. for over 50 years. He denied that he was retired, and his ritual was to go out to the shop daily and share his wisdom with everyone. The only difficulty he had was in most years of “retirement” he would run out of vacation time because of all his travels.

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