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Tue
15
May

Grace Maker


Grace Maker

Grace Martha Maker, 83, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018, at her daughter’s home in Strawberry Point. She was born on November 12, 1934, in Edgewood, the daughter of Charles David and Caroline Josephine (Mueller) Peet. Grace was raised and educated in Edgewood.
On February 1, 1951, Grace was united in marriage to Ewald Arthur Maker. Seven children were born to this union. The couple began farming with Ewald’s father, Arthur Maker, in the Manchester area. They then farmed near Elkader and eventually moved to Strawberry Point in 1956. Grace remained there the rest of her life. She also worked locally at several businesses, but taking care of her family was her most important job.
Grace enjoyed sewing and attending garage sales and auctions.  She loved camping with her family. Most of all, Grace loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them.

Thu
10
May

Alice Boyes

Alice Louise Boyes, 96, of Garnavillo died Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at her residence in Garnavillo. Alice was born August 2, 1921, in Dubuque, Iowa. She was the daughter of Otto and Edna Freeman Henker. Alice was baptized on August 4, 1921, at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Dubuque and was confirmed in May 1934.  She graduated from Dubuque Senior High School in 1940 and then attended Bayless Business College in Dubuque.
On July 29, 1943, she was united in marriage with Glenn Boyes at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Dubuque. Alice worked in the office of Sunbeam Bread in Dubuque from 1942 to 1947. She enjoyed sewing and cooking.
She is survived by one son, Jeffery (Martha) Boyes of Clear Lake, Iowa, one daughter, Lisa Boyes of Grinnell, Iowa; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and a son-in-law, Kris Bierbaum of South Carolina.

Thu
10
May

Mary Blanche Feller


Mary Blanche Feller

Mary Blanche Feller, 104, of St. Olaf, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at the Elkader Care Center. Blanche was born October 24, 1913, in Fayette County, on a farm east of West Union on Highway 56 to Henry and Lilly (Ridgeway) Whitcher. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Methodist Church in Elgin.

Tue
24
Apr

Fred Fenchel August 4, 1922 to April 12, 2018


Fred Fenchel

Fred T. Fenchel, 95, of Mason City, passed away peacefully, Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.

Visitation was held Friday, April 20, 2018, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Major-Erickson Funeral Home, Mason City. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 21, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Steve Hansen officiating. Burial was at Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery, Mason City.

Tue
17
Apr

Donald Berns July 25, 1936 to April 9, 2018


Donald Berns

Donald Francis Berns age 81, of Garnavillo, IA, died Monday, April 9, 2018, at Elkader Care Center in Elkader, IA. 

Don was born July 25, 1936, in Monona, son of Raymond and Mae (Farmer) Berns. He attended high school graduating with the class of 1954. Don entered into the United States Army Serving from October 1955 until his discharge in October of 1958. Don met and married the love of his life Carolyn Kilnkenberg on October 24, 1961, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Garnavillo. To this union two children were born, Lee and Dee. Don spent most of his life farming the land that he raised his family on. He enjoyed spending time with the love of his life, his children and his grandchildren.

Tue
17
Apr

Dwayne Farmer January 21, 1948 to April 5, 2018


Dwayne Farmer

Dwayne Eldon Farmer, 70, of Marion, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018, in his home surrounded by his loving family.    

He was born January 21, 1948, on a farm near Volga, Iowa to Donald Eldon and Mildred (Brady) Farmer. He was the oldest of 12 children. He graduated in 1966 from Central Community High School in Elkader, and then joined the Army. Dwayne proudly served in Okinawa and returned home to begin his 45-plus year career in masonry construction. His masonry artistry can be enjoyed all over the state of Iowa.  

Tue
10
Apr

Dwayne Farmer death notice

Dwayne Eldon Farmer, 70, of Marion, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018 in his home surrounded by his loving family.    
Visitation will be Tuesday, April 10th from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Cedar Memorial Chapel Stateroom, with a public vigil beginning at 4 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 11th at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids. A committal service, with military honors, will follow at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Online condolences may be conveyed at www.cedarmemorial.com. A full obituary will appear in next week’s Register.

 

Tue
10
Apr

Connie Sylvester February 9, 1947 to April 5, 2018


Connie Sylvester

Constance “Connie” Sylvester, age 71, of Elkader, IA, died Thursday, April 5, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, IA.
Connie was born February 9, 1947 the only daughter of Sam and Winnie (Davidson) Liche in Anna Illinois. She graduated from Central High School in Elkader where she lived, loved and worked her entire life.
On June 12, 1965 Connie married the love of her life for the last 52 years Larry Sylvester at the Little Brown Church in Nashua Iowa. To that union three children were born Joe, Kari and Dan. Connie could often be found at C J Lanes in Elkader where she worked for the last 55 years.

Tue
10
Apr

Paul Schneider October 22, 1930 to March 30, 2018


Paul Schneider

Paul A. Schneider, 87, of Elkader died Friday March 30th, 2018, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. Mass of Christian burial will be at St. Joseph’s Church in Elkader where Paul spent many hours remodeling and updating various areas of the church, parish hall, and convent. This was a labor of love for Paul as his father and uncles performed all the woodwork when the original church was built in 1898.

Tue
10
Apr

Marcia Fox August 13, 1952 to March 9, 2018

Marcia J. Fox, 65, of Cave Springs passed away in her home on March 9, 2018.  She was born August 13, 1952 in Oelwein, Iowa the daughter of LuRoy D. Fox and Ethel E. Lane.
She was survived by her two sons, Joseph Weidemann and Lawrence Schmitt, her siblings Diane Fox, Bart Fox, Carmen Fox, Ned Fox, and Dawn Fox.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers Mark Fox and Lawrence Fox.
A celebration of Marcia’s life, including a graveside service at the Farmersburg-Wagner Cemetery, will be held in Iowa in August.  Arrangements made by Benton County Funeral Home, Rogers, Arkansas. Online condolences can be sent to www.Bentoncountyfuneralhome.com

 

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