Obituaries

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Jun

Dwayne L. Carlson

Dwayne L. Carlson, 83, of Elkader, passed away on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at MercyOne in Elkader. A celebration of life service/gathering will be held on Sunday, June 27, at the Clayton County Fairgrounds at National from 2 to 5 p.m.

 

Tue
22
Jun

Lillian Stence

Lillian Stence passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, June 12, at 5 p.m. She was surrounded by her loving best friends Betty Boots and Sue Larson.

 

Tue
22
Jun

Dorothy J. Schmidtke

Dorothy Jean (Crawford) Schmidtke, 92, passed away at the Elkader Care Center on Friday, June 18, 2021, surrounded by her loving children. She was born Jan. 3, 1929, in Cedar Falls, to Harold and Edna (Tibble) Crawford. She graduated from Waverly High School in 1945. 

 

Thu
17
Jun

Milford A. Koehn

Milford “Muff” Arthur Koehn, 92, of Elkader, passed away at the Edgewood Nursing Home on Thursday, June 3, 2021. He was born on Jan. 16, 1929, in rural Clayton County, Cox Creek Township, to William and Rose Anne (Behrens) Koehn. 

 

Thu
17
Jun

Raymond P. Wille

Raymond Paul Wille, 85, of Guttenberg, died Monday, June 14, 2021, at home surrounded by his family. He was born on Dec. 17, 1935, at home near Clayton, the son of Joseph and Theresa (Schaefers) Wille.

 

Tue
15
Jun

Sylvan Torkelson

Sylvan Torkelson, 93, of Elgin, died Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at his home. He was born March 7, 1928, to William and Luella (Benson) Torkelson in a log cabin not far from the Highland Church. His mother died when he was 7 years old and Sylvan lived with his Uncle Oscar’s family, which gave him a life-long second family bond. About a year later, his father remarried and he was raised by Elsie and his father.

Sun
13
Jun

Irma R. Glawe

Irma Rose Glawe, 94, of St. Olaf, died Friday, June 11, 2021, at Garden View Place in Monona. Irma Rose, daughter of Elmer and Blanche (Hansel) Morley, was born on May 22, 1927, in Elk Township, near Garber. Irma was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Church in Garber. She was raised in Clayton County and lived there all her life. She attended grade school and high school at Elkport,  and received a normal teacher’s training degree from Upper Iowa University in Fayette.

Fri
11
Jun

Taylor Alexie

Taylor’s favorite quote says it all...“Fate rarely calls upon us at a moment of our choosing.” -Optimus Prime

 

Thu
10
Jun

Sharon L. Straus

Sharon Lee Straus, 82, passed away on May 17, 2021. Her family was with her. She was born March 11, 1939, in Guttenberg, to Lamar and Luva Chettinger. She grew up on a farm outside of Garber and graduated from Guttenberg High School. She was active in church at St. John Church of Christ. She met and married Harvey Straus in July of 1957. They lived in Cedar Rapids for a short time after they were married and then moved back to Garber.

Thu
10
Jun

Carolyn L. Ingham

Carolyn Le Ingham, age 80, of Prairie du Chien, Wis., passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien. She was born April 6, 1941, in Fonda, the daughter of Charles and Cecelia (O’Brien) Mason. She attended St. Mary’s Academy, where she graduated in the class of 1959. She later married Ronald Ingham on July 29, 1961, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in McGregor. They raised their family of four in Georgetown, Ill., then lived in the Madison area for many years where she worked as a sales manager.

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