Obituaries

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Tue
25
Jan

Larry M. Kelchen

Larry Michael Kelchen, 68, of Strawberry Point, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022, at the Finley Hospital in Dubuque. He was born on Nov. 17, 1953, in Manchester, the son of Ernest and Irma (Maiers) Kelchen. He was raised and educated in the Manchester area and was a 1973 graduate of West Delaware High School.

 

Tue
18
Jan

Joshua J. Moore

Joshua Jerome Moore, 39, of rural Strawberry Point, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, following injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was born Jan. 11, 1982, in West Union, to Gene Moore and Julie Torkelson.

 

Tue
18
Jan

Glen A. Bovee

Glen Arthur Bovee, 81, of McGregor, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at Gundersen Health in La Crosse, Wis. Glen was born Feb. 10, 1940, to Arthur and Emma (Schultz) Bovee. He graduated from Mar Mac High School in McGregor and was drafted into the United States Army from June 3, 1958 to Nov. 10, 1958. Glen was called back into the Army on Oct. 30, 1961 to Aug. 7, 1962. 

Tue
11
Jan

Danielle L. Pape

Danielle Louise Pape, 48, of Littleport, passed away on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, at MercyOne Medical Center in Elkader. She was born on Oct. 13, 1973, the daughter of Dwight and Janis (Bente) Rodas in Elkader. Danielle was raised and educated in Elkader, graduating from Central Elkader in 1992. She continued her education at NICC in Calmar and graduated in 1993.

 

Tue
11
Jan

Leslie J. Peterson

Leslie Jay Peterson, 80, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Volga, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. Les was a loving brother, husband, dad, grandpa and friend, known for his quick wit and sunny disposition.

 

Tue
11
Jan

Fr. Phillip E. Schmitt

Fr. Phillip E. Schmitt, 91, of Cedar Rapids, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2021. His body was donated to the UI Deeded Body Program. Funeral Mass will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 17, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids. Archbishop Michael O. Jackels will officiate. Masks are recommended. A livestream of the funeral mass will be available at service time at www.youtube.com/c/ImmaculateConceptionCatholicChurch. Burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Roseville will take place later.

Sun
09
Jan

Wendy S. Gress-Yearous

Wendy Sue Gress-Yearous, 60, of Monona,  died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, at her home in Monona. Wendy was born Sept. 9, 1961, to John “Jack” William and Gale Marie (Kurth) Bissell in Guttenberg. She graduated from MFL High School in 1979 and attended NICC in Calmar for a brief time for nursing.

 

Tue
04
Jan

Richard J. Wessels

Richard (Dick) John Wessels, 71, formerly of McGregor, passed away Dec. 24, 2021, after a two-year battle with lung cancer. Born to Leonette and Lavern Wessels in Manchester, Dick spent almost his entire life in northeast Iowa until retiring with his wife, Kathy, to Oro Valley, Ariz., in 2018. Dick graduated from MFL High School in 1968, and married Kathy Louise Halliwill on May 24, 1975. Dick served for the U.S. Army as a sergeant on the front lines of the Vietnam War.

Tue
04
Jan

Donna Watkins

Donna Watkins, 91, passed away in La Crescent, Minn., on Dec. 22, 2021. She was born in Kiester, Minn., on October 17, 1930, to Emil Hermanson and Ruth Olson Hermanson. Donna was the second of five children in the Hermanson family, including her older sister Shirley and younger brothers Ronald, Jerome and John. She grew up in rural Winnebago County, and graduated from Scarville High School in 1948 and from Iowa State Teachers College in 1950. Donna taught in several Iowa elementary schools for 10 years. 

Tue
04
Jan

Richard F. Hubbard, Jr.

Richard (Rich) Frank Hubbard, Jr., 67, of McGregor, passed away at his home on Dec. 24, 2021.

 

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