Lois Moore
Lois Moore

Lois Moore

Lois H. Moore, 91, of Maquoketa, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017, at Mercy Hospital in Dubuque.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 22, at First Lutheran Church, 210 E. Platt St. in Maquoketa. Pastor Judy Heinrich will officiate. Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery at Bellevue. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 21, at Carson Celebration of Life Center, 318 W. Pleasant St., Maquoketa, and on Saturday, July 17, from 9:30-10:15 a.m. at the church.

Lois Eileen Hueneke was born Jan. 27, 1926, in Bellevue, the daughter of Herman and Edna (Felderman) Hueneke. She married George Eugene Moore on Sept. 2, 1952, at Wartburg Seminary Chapel in Dubuque in a double wedding ceremony with her sister Eleanor and Eleanor’s husband Vernon Griebel.

Lois was a bright and enthusiastic person who loved people and was eager to engage with the world. After leaving her parents’ farm at age 18, she became a telephone operator, first in Dubuque, and then in Bellevue, where she met her husband. Lois and George were happily married for 60 years, living in and near Maquoketa for 59 of those years. In the late 1960s, while running a busy household and raising three children, Lois went back to school and, at age 42, earned the high school diploma that she had never had the opportunity to obtain. After finishing first in her class, she began work as a tax preparer at the Schoenthaler Law Firm. Later Lois began work at Maquoketa State Bank where she was employed for many years. She was very proud of her work at MSB and made many friends there. She was also proud of her three sons, all of whom received the college education that she wanted them to have. 

Church was always at the center of Lois’s life. First Lutheran Church was Lois and George’s spiritual home, where they were active servants and leaders. Lois led Bible studies with her church friends until the time of her death.

Lois’s full life also included square dancing, horseshoe pitching, quilting, bridge, many fun times with her grandchildren and fabulous pie baking.

She is survived by her three sons, David (Christine) of Janesville, WI, Alan (Judith Fletcher) of Havertown, PA, and Phillip (Jane Anderson) also of Janesville, WI; eight grandchildren, Caroline (Graham Thorbrogger), Catherine, Madeleine, Peter, Andrew, Alexander, Henry and Charlie, and her great-granddaughter Maeve Eileen Thorbrogger. She is further survived by her double-cousin Shirley Harvey of Cedar Falls, her cousin John (Roberta) Felderman of Dandridge, TN, her brother-in-law Rollo (Janice) Moore of Algona, and many nieces and nephews.

Lois was preceded in death by her husband, George, in 2013, her sister, Eleanor Griebel in 2015, and her brothers, Eldon and Herbert Hueneke.

Memorials may be given to First Lutheran Church, Maquoketa Community Cupboard, Camp Courageous or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.

Steven Bock

Steven Allen Bock, 49, passed away on June 20, 2017, at his home in Brownsburg, Indiana. 

A memorial for Steve was held on July 8, 2017 in Brownsburg. 

Steve was born Aug. 29, 1967, to Larry and Frances (McNeary) Bock in Rapid City, South Dakota. 

His greatest love was his children Megan and Jared. He cherished spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his daughter Megan H. Bock, son Jared R. Bock, mother Francis Bock, brother David Bock, nieces Victoria and Brittany Bock, nephew Houston Bock, uncle Blaine (and Mary) Bock of Maquoketa, aunts and cousins. 

He is preceded in death by his father Larry W. Bock.

 

Margaret Halvorson
Margaret Halvorson

Margaret Halvorson

Margaret C. Halvorson, 85, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Sunday morning, July 9, 2017, at Mill Valley Care Center in Bellevue, Iowa.

A private family gathering will be held in her honor at a later date. A natural journey farewell with cremation has taken place. Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family.

Margaret was born on June 11, 1932, in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, to William J. and Anna L. Rielly. She married Harley McGranahan and they had seven children. She was later married to Ed Halvorson.

Margaret owned and operated Easy Ed’s and enjoyed cooking for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren. 

She is survived by her children, Bob McGranahan of Darlington, Wis., Anne (Joe) Veach of Spragueville, Iowa, Jerry (Peg) McGranahan of DeWitt, Iowa, Deanna (Jim) Lux of Peosta, Iowa, Lisa (Keith) Clausen of Preston, Ioea, Patty (Ben) Keating of Maquoketa, and Mike (Marlene) McGranahan of Maquoketa; 23 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Helen of Oxnard, Calif., and Patty of Syracuse, NY.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her four brothers, Ed, Larry, Bill and Mike Rielly; and one granddaughter, Sue Ellen Veach.

Memorials may be directed to the family in her honor.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.CarsonAndSon.com. 

Richard Armstrong

Richard Gene Armstrong was born to George and Florence (Qualley) Armstrong April 24, 1938, in Ridgeway, Iowa. 

He graduated from Ridgeway High School. Richard was custodian at the high school in Ridgeway until it closed. Richard lived his adult life in Decorah, Iowa, and had fun going to NordictFest every summer. His hobbies were leatherwork, latch hook, and walking. He also enjoyed playing board and card games. Spending time with his brother Ferdie’s family was special to him.

Those left to cherish Richard’s memories are his sister-in-law Portialee; nephew Todd Armstrong of Plantation, Fla.; niece Stacy Armstrong of La Crosse, Wis.; two great-nieces, Elizabeth Greenhouse and Brooklyn Armstrong; and one great-nephew, Logan Armstrong.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Ferdie, and several cousins. 

Per Richard’s wishes. there will be no funeral service. Lahey Funeral and Cremation Services are assisting the family at this time. A private service will be held for the family at a later date.

The family thanks all the Crestridge Nursing Facility staff and nurses in Maquoketa, Iowa, for their wonderful care of Richard all these years. Also Hospice of Jackson County for their care for Richard in his last days. 

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.laheys.com.

 

Helen Lendt
Helen Lendt

Helen Lendt

Helen Louise (Sterner) Lendt, 92, formerly of Lowden and Tipton, died peacefully on Tuesday morning, July 4, 2017, in the Simpson Memorial Home in West Liberty, Iowa. 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 8, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bennett, with the Rev. William Traphagan officiating. After the luncheon at Bennett Legion Hall burial will be held in the Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton. 

Visitation was held on Friday, July 7, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Fry Funeral Home, Tipton. You may also share your online condolences and photographs at www.fryfuneralhome.com. A memorial has been established for Bennett Ambulance and the Alzheimer’s Association. 

Helen was born near Wilton, in Muscatine County on Dec. 20, 1924, and was the daughter of Lester Elroy and Edna Louise (Marolf) Sterner. She graduated from the Atalissa High School in 1943 and completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Northern Iowa. Helen was united in marriage to Raymond Ulyssis Lendt on June 3, 1950, in Atalissa Lutheran Church and they became members of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bennett. Helen was a school teacher and taught school for five years in West Branch School and 25 years in Bennett School. 

During her life Helen enjoyed gardening, oil painting, canning, various card games, traveling, family and singing old songs as well as being a school teacher. She loved her church where she taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and confirmation classes. 

Helen is survived by her two children, daughter Wendy (Larry) McDevitt of Maquoketa, Iowa, and son Kevin (Patricia) Lendt of Atalissa, Iowa; sisters, Betty Dollar of Muscatine, Iowa, and Shari Phillips of Conesville, Iowa; two grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Raymond, and three brothers, Leo, Bill and Al.

Anna Mae Steffen
Anna Mae Steffen

Anna Mae Steffen

Anna Mae Steffen, 87, of Cascade and formerly of Monmouth, passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at Shade Rest Care Center in Cascade.

Her funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 10, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa. A visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 9, at Lahey Funeral & Cremation Service in Maquoketa with a vigil service at 4 p.m. Burial will be at Assumption Cemetery in Sylvia Switch. 

Anna Mae was born on Dec. 21, 1929, to Peter and Elizabeth (Weis) Dondlinger. She attended school in Springbrook until eighth grade. On Feb. 5, 1952, she was united in marriage to Leon Steffen at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Springbrook. They farmed near Bernard. For many years she owned and operated the Hideaway Supper Club in Monmouth. 

She is a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Monmouth Card Club.  

Those left to cherish her memories are her four children: Karla (Jim) Mahoney of Bernard, Karen (Larry Joe) Stoffel of Peosta, Daniel (Karen) Steffen of Zwingle, and Dean (Ronay) Steffen of Maquoketa; daughter-in-law Dorothy Steffen of Maquoketa; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Jean Smith, Adeline Hefel, Julaine (Richard) Frank; and two sisters-in-law Eileen Dondlinger and Lillian Dondlinger.  

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; granddaughter Katie; great-grandchild Aleah; her son Darrell; sister Iva; two brothers, Norbert and Eldred; and brothers-in-law Merlin Kaiser, Kenneth, Donald and Elmer Steffen, Val Smith, Bernard Hefel and Jack Oberbroeckling.

Memorials may be directed towards her family in her honor. 

Online condolences may be left for her family at www.laheys.com

Adabelle Myatt
Adabelle Myatt

Adabelle Myatt

Adabelle Marie Myatt, 96, of Bettendorf, formerly of Maquoketa, died Saturday, July 1, 2017, after a brief stay at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf.

A memorial celebration and luncheon will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 15, at The Fountains, 3726 Thunder Ridge Road in Bettendorf. Cremation rites have been accorded as per Mrs. Myatt’s wishes. Inurnment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery in Maquoketa. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a favorite charity of your choice. McGinnis- Chambers Funeral Home in Bettendorf is assisting with arrangements.

Adabelle was born Dec. 25, 1920, in Maquoketa, the daughter of William J. and Daisy Belle (Wilcox) Busch. She married Robert B. Myatt on June 23, 1960, in Savannah, Ill. Mrs. Myatt taught school in Jackson County for 38 years, starting in country schools and finishing her career as a first grade teacher at Briggs Elementary. Her memberships include Retired Teachers of Jackson County, Jackson County Historical Society, and National Association of Retired Federal Employees. She enjoyed television, working puzzles, and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her son, William (Christina) Myatt and grandchildren Zachary and Anna Marie Myatt of LeClaire; stepdaughter, Barbara (Tom) Pestka of Maquoketa; stepson, Robert Bruce (Sandra) Myatt of Palm Harbor, Florida; fishing buddy Judy Dunne of Dubuque; brother-in-law, LeRoy Powelka; numerous step-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; twin sons, Howard Wayne and Galen Lee; her husband, Robert Myatt (1974); grandson, Alexander Myatt (1999); sisters, Agnes Paulsen (2006) and Virginia Powelka (2017); and great-niece, Ashley Powelka.

Condolences may be made to Adabelle’s family by viewing her obituary at www.mcginnis-chambers.com.

Linda Gonner
Linda Gonner

Linda Gonner

Linda S. Gonner, 61, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Monday morning, July 3, 2017, at her home in Maquoketa surrounded by her family.

A celebration of Linda’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 7, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation was held on Thursday, July 6, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation rites were accorded. 

Linda Sue Waite was born on April 20, 1956, in Spragueville, Iowa, to Wayne and Mary Lou (Meyer) Waite. She attended Spragueville country school and Preston High School. She married Douglas Joseph Gonner on Sept. 10, 1982, in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Linda first worked at National Lock in Sabula, Iowa. She then worked for 10 years as a tube pusher at General Thermo Dynamics in Maquoketa, the place where she met Doug. Lastly, she worked as a welder at Precision Metal Works in Maquoketa from 1994 until 2003.

Linda was a member of Fraternal Order of the Eagles Club in Maquoketa where she served as a trustee. She enjoyed making crafts, her pets, camping and especially fishing. Her biggest joy was being Grandma.

Those left to honor Linda’s memory include her husband, Douglas Gonner of Maquoketa; children, Tracy Boring of Bettendorf, Iowa, Brian Gonner of Maquoketa, and Nick Gonner of Maquoketa; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; a brother William “Bill” Waite of Minnesota; sisters, Deborah (Ken) Drury of Miles, Iowa, Connie Waite of Anamosa, Iowa, and Julie (John) Mauro of Maquoketa.

Linda was related for over 40 years to her mother-in-law Betty Gonner of Bellevue, Iowa; sisters-in law Joan (Rich) McKim of Monticello, Iowa, Mary (Mike) Petrek of Fairless Hills, Penn., Lori (Todd) Byerly of Bettendorf, and Paula Villhauer of West Branch, Iowa; brothers-in-law Gary Gonner of Maquoketa, and James Gonner of Andrew, Iowa; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Mary Lou, her father-in-law Milton Gonner, and her grandson’s mother, Amanda Bruns Gonner.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Linda Sue Gonner memorial fund has been established.

Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.

Johanna Koranda
Johanna Koranda

Johanna Koranda

Johanna Koranda, 102, of Oxford Junction and Maquoketa passed away on July 2, 2017, at Maquoketa Care Center.

Funeral services were held at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Oxford Junction on Wednesday, July 5, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Tom Reuss officiated. Visiting hours were held at the church prior to the funeral beginning at 9 a.m. Lahey Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. 

Johanna Koranda was born Jan. 7, 1915 in Husum, Germany, to Johannes and Pauline Conrad Petersen. She was the youngest of six children. The family emigrated to America in 1923, settling near relatives in Jones County, Iowa. She married Otto Koranda on Sept. 11, 1937 in Cedar Rapids. The couple lived their entire married life in Oxford Junction.

Surviving are her children, Michael (Tina) Koranda of Datil, New Mexico, Noel (Bette) Koranda of Kirkwood, Missouri, Jean (Gerald) Drendel of Streator, Illinois, and Molly Koranda of Madison, Wisconsin; grandchildren Nick (Aileen), Nevin (Paula) and Mary Koranda, Johanna (Cory) Crossett, Michael and Patrick (Nicole) Koranda, Mark and Michael (Rebecca) Drendel, and Erika (Steve) Van Zandt; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Johanna was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two grandsons, and her beloved sisters Ann Paulsen, Christine Ketchum, Toni Babcook Hahn and Magda Hartwig and brother Pete Petersen.

Throughout her 102 years Johanna remained kind to all, appreciative of all that was done for her, inclusive to strangers and newcomers, and a proud and thankful citizen of her adopted country. She remained happy with a wonderful sense of humor.

The family thanks Johanna’s many kind and attentive neighbors, friends, and relatives who visited her and remembered her with cards and notes. The family also thanks the staff at Maquoketa Care Center for the professional and loving care which they have shown to Johanna during her stay there. 

Memorials may be directed to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Oxford Junction.

Evelyn Carlson

Evelyn M. Carlson, 94, of Bellevue and formerly of Maquoketa, passed away on Friday, June 30, 2017, at Mill Valley Care Center in Bellevue. 

Her funeral Mass was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 8, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa, with a Catholic Daughters Rosary at 10 a.m. Burial was at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Maquoketa. Lahey Funeral & Cremation Service is assisting the family. 

Evelyn Mary was born on Sept. 23, 1922, in Jackson County to Elmer J. and Marina M. (Puetz) Laffey. She graduated from Maquoketa High School and went on to get further education at the University of Dubuque. She was united in marriage in 1962 to Osmind “Swede” Carlson. In her earlier years she was a teacher at country schools in Jackson County then had a family she stayed at home to raise. 

She is a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court St. Raphael 1156 of Maquoketa. For many years she volunteered at Jackson County Public Hospital and Crestridge Nursing Home. 

Those left to cherish her memories are her two daughters, Lewaan Balzer of Golden, Colorado, and Shelley Partridge of Boulder, Colorado, two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and many cousins.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband and one son, Kelly. 

Memorials may be directed towards her family in her honor. 

Online condolences may be left for her family at www.laheys.com

 

Michael Christensen
Michael Christensen

Michael Christensen

Michael James Christensen, 50, of Marion, passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017, of injuries he received in a pedestrian/vehicle accident in Tempe, Ariz. 

The family will greet friends from 4-7 p.m. Friday, July 7, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 8, at the funeral home with Reverend Charles Johnson officiating.

Michael is survived by his wife, Anne Christensen, of Marion; his children, Aaron and Sara Christensen, both at home; his mother, Cathy McCluskey of Cedar Rapids; his father, Dwayne (Shirley) Christensen of Elberon; and his siblings, Michelle (Rick) Prull of Maquoketa, Derek (Lynn) McCluskey of Cedar Rapids, and Jennifer McCluskey of Cedar Rapids. Also surviving are many loving family members and friends.

Michael was preceded in death by his grandparents, Melvin and Rozelle Kasal and Earl and Mildred Christensen.

Michael was born June 8, 1967, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Dwayne Christensen and Catherine (Kasal) Christensen. He graduated from Belle Plaine High School. Michael then attended Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri, graduating with his bachelor’s degree. 

On May 14, 1994, in Hinsdale, Illinois, he was united in marriage to Anne Beube. Michael continued his education receiving a master’s degree from Roosevelt University in Chicago. Later from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he graduated from the Graduate School of Banking. Michael worked as a director at CliftonLarsonAllen. He was an avid Cubs and Hawkeye fan.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to: US Bank, 5321 Council St. NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402-1901, Attn: Jessica Doocy. Funds will be used for future educational expenses of his children.

Please share a memory of Michael at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.

Mary Walters
Mary Walters

Mary Walters

Mary E. Walters, 86, of Monmouth, Iowa, passed away on June 29, 2017, at Clover Ridge Place in Maquoketa, Iowa.

A celebration of Mary’s life will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 6, at Zion American Lutheran Church in Wyoming, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 5, at the Barn at Calkins Square in Wyoming, Iowa. Burial will be at the Wyoming Cemetery. Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family.

Mary Eleanor Hansen was born on April 26, 1931, in Elwood, Iowa, to George P. and Adah (Martin) Hansen. She graduated from Wyoming High School where she was an all-state basketball player. She then attended AIC in Davenport where she was captain of the traveling basketball team. They went on a six-week goodwill tour that traveled through Mexico and all Central American countries to Panama. 

On July 26, 1952, she married Donald W. Dirks in Iowa City, Iowa. He preceded her in death on July 31, 1978. She married Rodney Walters on March 23, 1985 in Wyoming. He preceded her in death on Jan. 22, 2013.

Mary had worked as an accountant for Bill Helms, Inc. (Strieter Motors) in Davenport for many years then moved and worked at Clinton Engines in Maquoketa as a bookkeeper for over 41 years, retiring in 2002. 

Mary was a member of Zion American Lutheran Church in Wyoming and had served as treasurer of the Mary Rebecca Circle. She had also been a member of the Red Hat Society and Clinton Engines Historical Society.

Mary enjoyed traveling, gambling, golfing, playing cards, riding motorcycles, dancing, and most of all attending all sporting events of her children and grandchildren. 

Those left to honor Mary’s memory include her children, Debi (Joe) Hronik of Davenport, Iowa, Jeff Dirks of Center Junction, Iowa, Steven (Cindy) Dirks of Wyoming, Iowa, and Sharon (Mike) Holmes of Delmar, Iowa; step-children, Jeff (Donna) Walters of Lisbon, Iowa, and Debra (Thomas) Vaccaro of Williamsburg, Va.; 18 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and brothers George (Herta) Hansen of Wyoming, Iowa, and John “Bill” (Lola) Hansen of Wyoming, Iowa. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Donald and her husband Rodney, a son Daniel, brothers Rex and Dale, and sisters Maxine, Charlene, Doris, Ellen and Georgeann.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Mary E. Walters memorial fund has been established.

Online condolences may be left at www.carsonandson.com.

Arlene Smith
Arlene Smith

Arlene Smith

Arlene K. Abbott Smith, 79, of Roswell, Georgia, and formerly of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday morning, June 14, 2017, at Roswell Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Roswell. 

Friends and family may gather for “One Last Party” in remembrance of Arlene on Friday, Sept. 29, from noon to 3 p.m. in “The Bistro” at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa.  Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa.

Arlene Katherine Redeker was born on Feb. 5, 1938, in Mason City, Iowa, to John William and Katherine Wilhelmina (Scheef) Redeker. She was a 1956 graduate of Mason City High School, then attended Drake School of Nursing. She married Robert Wesley Abbott on May 17, 1957, in Mason City.  To this union four children were born:  Rhonda, Kaye, Robert and Wesley. Robert passed away on Feb. 21, 1982. She later met and married Donald Ray Smith on Nov. 27, 1998, in Audubon, Iowa. He preceded her in death on March 9, 2010. 

Arlene had worked as a secretary for Culligan Water, as a teller at Maquoketa State Bank, and lastly as a librarian at the Maquoketa Public Library.

Arlene had been active in her community throughout the years donating her time, talent and resources.  A few of the organizations that benefited from her involvement were the Welcome Wagon as a hostess for six years, Meals on Wheels Board Member, Wa-Tan-Ye officer, BPW member, Tuesday Club officer and member for 23 years, Order of the Eastern Star, the Rainbow Girls, and Jackson County Public Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. While her children were growing up she had served as a Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader. She was a 40-plus-year member of First United Methodist Church in Maquoketa where she had been active in the United Methodist Women and the church choir for over 20 years.

Arlene enjoyed playing bridge, reading, biking (going on RAGBRAI twice), walking, hiking, music, movies, swimming and loving.  She also enjoyed golfing and had been a member of the Maquoketa Country Club.

Those left to honor Arlene’s memory include her children, Rhonda (Gregg) Mohl of Clinton, Iowa, Kaye (Paul) Lynch of Audubon, Iowa, Robert (Jeannine) Abbott of Granville, Ohio, and Wesley (Denise) Abbott of Roswell, Ga.; sister Wilma (Willie) Grove; nine grandchildren, Megan and Courtney Mohl, Ryan and Brittney Lynch, Burke and Ellie Abbott, Piper and Charlie Tell, and Archer Abbott; and one great-grandchild, Madeline Lynch.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Jack Redeker, her husband Robert, and her husband Donald.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be directed to First United Methodist Church in Maquoketa.

Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.

John Hinz
John Hinz

John Hinz

John G. “Jack” Hinz, 92, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Friday evening, June 23, 2017, at Crestridge Nursing Home, Maquoketa.

A funeral mass celebrating Jack’s life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 30, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa, where a 6:30 p.m. scripture service will be held. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Maquoketa, with military honors.

John Gilbert Hinz was born on Sept. 22, 1924, in Charlotte, Iowa, to John H. and Meta (Weideman) Hinz. He grew up in Elwood and attended Elwood country school. He then worked as a farm hand prior to entering the military. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II receiving an honorable discharge. He married Agnes M. Smith on Oct. 1, 1946, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Garryowen.

Jack worked at the Maquoketa Company then Clinton Engines for 28 years as a maintenance foreman. He then worked at Caterpillar in Mt. Joy for 10 years as a maintenance machine repairman, retiring in 1988. 

Jack was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa and a 55-year member of the Maquoketa American Legion Post #75. He also had been a member of the IAM Union while working at Clinton Engines, and the UAW while working at Caterpillar.

Jack enjoyed fishing, coaching baseball, and spending time with family attending his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting and school activities. He could fix anything, spending countless hours in his garage repairing items. He was a Jack-of-all-trades.

Those left to honor Jack’s memory include his wife, Agnes M. Hinz of Maquoketa; children, John (Twyla) Hinz of Morton, Ill., Gil (Sherry) Hinz of Dubuque, Iowa, Tom (Karen) Hinz of Pontiac, Ill., Steve (Alesha) Hinz of Odell, Ill., and Diane (Ron) Frandsen of Maquoketa; a sister-in-law, Margie Smith of Bella Vista, Ariz.; 15 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Henry, Orval, Ed and Ernie; and five sisters, Lillian Swanton, Norma Shirley, Rose Collins, Alma Koontz and Caroline Streets. 

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa or any hospice of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.

Alvina Stillmunkes
Alvina Stillmunkes

Alvina Stillmunkes

Alvina R. Stillmunkes, 89, of Bellevue, passed away, Monday evening, June 5, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center Dubuque. 

A Mass of Christian burial was held Saturday, June 10 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, in Springbrook. 

Alvina was born the fourth child of 12 on July 19, 1927, at the family farm south of Springbrook, daughter of Matthew and Julia (Kilburg) Michel. She married Eldon Stillmunkes on Nov. 26, 1947 in Springbrook. He preceded her in death on Feb. 16, 1985.

Alvina lived on a farm most of her life. She truly enjoyed being a farmer’s wife. Even after her children took over the farm, she followed the markets daily. Alvina was a considerate woman, who never wanted to be a bother to others, but also wasn’t afraid to voice her opinion. She felt it was her duty to feed anyone who stopped by. Alvina was an excellent cook as well as a baker. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, traveling and dancing. Alvina took a great interest in her family and loved every moment she spent with them. She will be deeply missed.


Those left to honor her memory include her children, Mary Ann Schwager, of Dubuque, Patricia (Ken) Sattizahn, of Columbia, Missouri, Dale (Deb) Stillmunkes, of Bellevue, Dean (Diane) Stillmunkes of Asbury, Leon (Marcia) Stillmunkes of Bellevue, and Loras Stillmunkes of Preston; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and eight siblings, Alverda Heiar, Helen Zeimet, Marian Kloft, Arlene Hager, Bernadine Hartung, Donald Michel, Bernard “Bun” (Darlene) Michel and Carma (Lloyd) Frank.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eldon; son-in-law Arnie Schwager; daughter-in-law, Patsy; two sisters, Dolores Heiar and Sr. Mary Matthews; and brother, Herman Michel.

The family thanks the staff at Luther Manor and Mercy Medical Center for the special care and compassion shown to Alvina.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Alvina’s name.


Online condolences may be left for the family at www.hachmannfuneralhome.com.

Betty Davison
Betty Davison

Betty Davison

Betty I. Davison, 88, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at her home in rural Maquoketa.

A celebration of Betty’s life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 28, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27, at the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be at the Andrew, Iowa, Cemetery.

Betty Iola Mychalek was born on Aug. 3, 1928, west of Andrew, Iowa, to Fred George and Mary Iola (Wentworth) Mychalek. She was a graduate of Andrew High School. She married Harold Allen Davison on Jan. 9, 1949, in Andrew. To this union three children were born: Linda, Leanna and Lori.

Prior to her marriage Betty worked at Schultz Dime Store and the Fishing Tackle Company, both in Maquoketa. After her marriage, she farmed with her husband on the century family farm raising dairy, hogs, beef, sheep, goats and various poultry.

Betty was a member of the Andrew Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed gardening, baking and especially spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Those left to honor Betty’s memory include her daughters, Linda Bennett of Maquoketa, and Leanna Holloway of Platteville, Wis.; sister Joyce Moen of Newton, Iowa; six grandchildren, Amy (Tom) Shilliam, Aaron Coates, Angel (Craig) Larson, Brian Olson, Aric (Jenifer Wright) Olson and Michael (Carly) Browne; 10 great-grandchildren, Briar Shilliam, Tyler and Kendra Larson, Preston, J.D., and Mariah Browne, Tristin and Zach Lucas, Alex Wright and Devon Lee; and six great-great-grandchildren, Marley Erickson, Leightyn and Holdyn Rapp, Cayden Harris, Eli and Cameron Lucas. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Lori Davison Browne on Sept. 10, 2002, and her husband Allen on Nov. 22, 2003.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Betty I. Davison memorial fund has been established.

Online condolences may be left at www.carsonandson.com.

Myrna Larkey
Myrna Larkey

Myrna Larkey

Myrna J. Larkey, 75, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Sunday evening, June 18, 2017, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, at First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa. A celebration of Myrna’s life will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 22, 2017, at First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa. Cremation will follow the services. Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family.

Myrna Joann Gohlmann was born on June 9, 1942, in Maquoketa, Iowa, to Durward E. and Irene C. (Gombert) Gohlmann. She was a graduate of Lost Nation High School and had attended Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. She married Robert Frank Larkey on July 11, 1969, at First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa. They were proud parents of four children: Troy, Rick, Scarlet and Robin.

Myrna was a homemaker for many years raising her four children. She also owned and operated Maquoketa Livestock Sales with her husband where she served a vital role in helping run the business as well as the family farming operations. 

Myrna was a member of First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa, Fulton Community Church in Fulton, Iowa, and the Jackson County Public Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. She served Meals on Wheels and was a dedicated volunteer working at Ohnward Fine Arts Center in Maquoketa. Her unwavering faith in the Lord was evident in the many years of service to her community. Years of donating her time, talent and resources were appreciated by the many she served unselfishly.

Myrna loved traveling, gardening, coffee, and a glass of wine while visiting with friends. She also loved spending many hours with grandchildren and family, and exemplifying patriotism throughout her life. Myrna always believed in others and always had encouraging words. She also enjoyed many hours at her “Arizona Home” (1865 stone house in Maquoketa that she had restored). Words cannot describe how much she will be missed by so many!

Those left to honor Myrna’s memory include her husband Robert “Bob” Larkey of Maquoketa; children, Troy (Shonna) Larkey of Great Falls, Mont., Rick Larkey of New Hampton, Iowa, Scarlet (Craig) Dietz of Maquoketa, and Robin (Paul) Krogman of Elvira, Iowa; eight grandchildren, Alyssa Larkey, Levi Larkey, Danielle (Dietz) Riley, Brandi (Larkey) Tomasich, Amanda Larkey, Morgan Dietz, Montanna Krogman, and Ciera Krogman; one great-grandchild, Ruger Larkey; sisters, Marlene (Darrel) Hicks of Wheatland, Iowa, and Kathy (Lary) Becker of Maquoketa; a brother, Galyn (Rhonda) Gohlmann of Grinnell, Iowa; and sisters-in-law, LuJean (Lud) Gocek of Nazareth, Penn. and Karen (Florian) Steffen of Bellevue, Iowa. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, a grandchild Brogan Dietz, and brothers J.C. and Merlyn Gohlmann.

Memorials may be made directed to the family of Myrna Larkey who will be establishing a scholarship fund for the medical field in her name.

Online condolences may be left at www.carsonandson.com.

LaVonne Owen
LaVonne Owen

LaVonne Owen

LaVonne Owen, 78, passed away peacefully in Monticello, Saturday, June 17, 2017, after a brief illness.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday morning, June 21, 2017 at Wayne Zion Lutheran Church with interment in the Wayne Zion Cemetery, officiated by Pastor Wade Reddy. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello.

LaVonne Louise Harms was born July 20, 1938, at the John McDonald Hospital, Monticello, Iowa. She was the daughter of George and Evelyn Rieken Harms. LaVonne attended Wayne Township School #4 and graduated from the Monticello Community Schools with the class of 1957. She worked as a typist from 1958 to 1960 at Iowa National Insurance Company in Cedar Rapids. From 1960 until 1963 she was employed as a secretary at Concrete Materials and Construction in Cedar Rapids. 

LaVonne Harms and Phillip Owen were married on May 19, 1962 at Wayne Zion Lutheran Church. The couple made their home in Lisbon, Iowa where she devoted her time to raising their children. They moved to Monticello in 1986.

LaVonne was a lifelong member of Wayne Zion Lutheran Church. She was baptized Aug. 17, 1938, and confirmed her faith on April 6, 1952. She was involved in the community which included volunteering in the schools and more recently the Jones County Safe and Healthy Youth Coalition. She enjoyed going to exercise and socialize at Rhythm of Life at Jones Regional Hospital. She enjoyed traveling, especially to spend time with family and friends. She attended all of the events of her grandchildren that she could. She showed her love for others in many ways, including sending cards, visiting, attending events, and hosting others in their home.

Those left to honor her memory include her husband of 55 years, Phil; two children, Janelle (Todd) Jones of Cedar Rapids and Jeff (Kim) Owen of Monticello; six grandchildren, Tyler (Frances) Owen, Bryana (Sam) Hart, Spencer (Morgan) Owen, Chelsea (Brian) Kuhn, Alyssa (Keaton) McFarlan, Sydney Owen, three great-grandchildren, Mason Hart, Eli Owen, Indiana Owen, and another on the way; brothers-in-law, Gerald Owen and Milt Owen; sisters-in-law, Linda Owen and Cheryl Owen; nieces, nephews and many other extended relatives. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, brother-in-law Ron Owen, sister-in-law Connie Owen; and nephew Stephen Owen.

In her words, “Life was good! I enjoyed many blessings of having lived in the U.S.A. I was especially blessed with a loving husband and two children and their families. I also give thanks and gratitude for family and friends.” A paraphrase of her favorite portion of the Lutheran liturgy spoken after offering was “Lord, I give thanks for what you have first given me – myself, my time on earth, and all the possessions you have given; all these are signs of your endless love.”

She will be greatly missed and will be remembered for her generosity and love for others.

Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left at www.goettschonline.com.

Jenner Jo Johnson

Jenner Jo Johnson, infant daughter of Chad and Billie (Bowling) Johnson of Andrew, Iowa, received her angel wings on Tuesday evening, June 13, 2017.

Private family graveside services and burial were held Tuesday morning, June 20, from Sacred Heart Cemetery, Maquoketa, Iowa. Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family.

Jenner Jo is survived by her parents, Chad and Billie Johnson of Andrew; siblings Jentry and Jensyn, both at home; maternal grandparents Bill and Deb Bowling of Maquoketa; paternal grandparents Lee and Marlene Johnson of Maquoketa; maternal great-grandmother Madonna Varner of Maquoketa; paternal great-grandmothers Charlene Johnson of Maquoketa, and Marielda Klemme of Preston, Iowa; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandparents, Kenneth and Evelyn Bowling and Donald Varner, and paternal great-grandfathers, Leroy Johnson and Robert Klemme.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Jenner Jo Johnson memorial fund has been established.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.CarsonAndSon.com.

 

Orville Michels
Orville Michels

Orville Michels

Orville N. Michels, 96, of Bellevue passed away on Friday morning, June 16, 2017, at the Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque.

A Mass of Christian burial was held, Tuesday, June 20, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bellevue. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Orville was born on Oct. 8, 1920, in Bellevue, the son of Peter and Clara (Gerardy) Michels. He married Florence Deppe, on Aug. 21, 1945, in Bellevue. She passed away on Nov. 2, 1998.

Over the years, Orville farmed with Dyas and Sons, worked at the Dubuque Packing Company for 28 years, and later took care of the Bellevue Cemetery until he fully retired in 2015.

Orville was a quiet, hardworking, gentle person, who enjoyed playing cards, especially cribbage, and spending time in his garden. Every year Orville looked forward to playing KMAQ Radio Bingo. Orville was involved in the Bellevue Knights of Columbus and was an active member in the St. Joseph Catholic Church. Not only did Orville have a love for his family, he also had a love for his dog Susie.

Those left to honor his memory include his 12 children; Carol Keeney of Guthrie Center, Iowa, Dale (Margie) Michels of Garland, Texas, Dwain Michels of Miles, Connie Taylor, Cheri Kaczinski, Danny Michels, Cora (Chester) Sutton, and Carma (Jim) Hovey, all of Maquoketa, Dean Michels of Bellevue, Carla (Ben) Caes of Clarence, Iowa, John (Denna) Michels of Maquoketa, and Tammy Hansen of Camanche; four brothers, Lester (Leanna), Larry (Joyce), Robert (Celma) all of Bellevue, and Kenneth of Springbrook; two sisters, Arlene McGinnis of Dubuque, and Norma Jean Casel of LaMotte; 28 grandchildren; and 45 great-grandchildren.

Orville was preceded in death by his parents, wife Florence, brother Marvin, sister Maxine, and three grandchildren.

 

The family of Orville thanks the doctors and staff at Mercy Medical Center and all of the people who came to help Orville in his time of need; your care and compassion will never be forgotten.

Elke Steahr
Elke Steahr

Elke Steahr

Elke Steahr, 77, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Monday morning, June 12, 2017, at Mercy Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa.

A celebration of Elke’s life will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, June 19, from Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held prior to the services from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at 3 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Muscatine, Iowa.

Elke Ilsa Marie Neumann was born on April 26, 1940, in Stutgaard, Germany, to Willi and Liseseaotte Neumann. She grew up in Germany and received her high school education there. She married Carl A. Steahr on Feb. 19, 1963, in South Carolina. He preceded her in death on Aug. 31, 1996.

Elke had worked various jobs throughout the years, most notably working for Pacific Coast Feather Company and Wady Industries in Maquoketa.

Elke was a member of the Andrew AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary. She loved both vegetable and flower gardening, baking, fishing and animals. 

Those left to honor Elke’s memory include her children, Werner Neumann of Maquoketa and Clytha (Butch) Wakefield of Leavenworth, Kan.; step-children, Jenna Bunch and Marty Allen Brown; sister Lori Lochinger of Heidelberg, Germany; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Carl, and a brother-in-law, Werner.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, an Elke Steahr memorial fund has been established.

Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.

Gilbert Manderscheid
Gilbert Manderscheid

Gilbert Manderscheid

Gilbert (Gib) J. Manderscheid passed away June 6, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gib is finally at peace after a long and courageous battle with heart failure. 

He was born in Andrew, Iowa, March 24, 1942, and became a Las Vegas resident in 1965 after serving our country in the United States Air Force from 1960-1964.

Gib had a most loving heart, always knowing how to welcome and comfort others. His heart could have gone on forever simply by the love he had for life, all animals, and mostly his caring and amazing family. He was the second oldest of nine brothers and sisters, Jim, Bill (Leslie), Judy (Bob), John (Angie), Mary (Dennis) and Allen. Gib is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Larry and David.

Those of us who loved him most are unable to join Gib on his new journey. He leaves wonderful memories to be cherished by his loving wife Mary; daughter Annie Manderscheid, son Douglas Manderscheid (Stacey Carrillo), daughter Molly Hamrick (Bob), son David Manderscheid (Louise), stepson Jeffrey Livingston (Claire), stepdaughter Sarah Livingston (Roberto Ricci); the mother of his children, Catherine (Callaghan) Manderscheid; his seven grandchildren, Katelyn, Kara, Kelsey, Gracie, Liam, Lucille and Gabriel; countless nieces and nephews; and many friends. 

During Gib’s life he was a proud Air Force veteran and a baseball and football coach whose players respected and loved him but most of all he was a wonderful son, brother, husband, uncle, father, and grandpa who will be dearly missed. Gib also loved animals and over the years made a home for many of them.  

Services will be held on Friday, July 21, at 2 p.m. at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City, Nevada 89005. Following the ceremony you are welcomed and encouraged to join a celebration of Gib’s wonderful life at Bob & Molly Hamrick’s home. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org or any no-kill animal shelter of your choice in Gib’s name.

Ilo Starry
Ilo Starry

Ilo Starry

Ilo Mae Starry, 80, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away surrounded by her family on Wednesday morning, June 14, 2017, at her home in Maquoketa.

A celebration of Ilo Mae’s life was held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 16, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation was held prior to the services from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation rites have been accorded, and a private family burial will be held at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Maquoketa, at a later date.

Ilo Mae Simons was born on Feb. 12, 1937, near Latimer, Iowa, to Carl Hunt and Lillian Pearl (Bullis) Simons. She was a graduate of Hampton High School. She married Richard Starry on Dec. 23, 1956. He preceded her in death in 2004. In 2006, she met Albert Carter and they were together until his passing in December 2016.

Ilo Mae had worked various jobs throughout the years including as a day care provider, house cleaner, food service worker at several places including Garner High School, and as an office technician for a dentist in Garner.

Ilo Mae enjoyed spending time with her family, dancing, gardening, sewing, making blankets, cooking, baking and canning.

Those left to honor Ilo Mae’s memory include her children, Barbara (Bob) Roe of Maquoketa, and Shawn (Hope) Starry of Freeport, Ill.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Pat Simons of Iowa Falls and Lois Simons of Tennessee; and the extended family of Albert Carter. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Richard, a daughter Nancy Starry Lewis, a granddaughter Carla Fadale, brothers Charles Simons and Carl “Alvin” Simons, and her longtime partner Albert Carter.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be directed to Hospice of Jackson County.

Online condolences may be left at www.carsonandson.com.

Sandra Stender
Sandra Stender

Sandra Stender

Sandra L. “Sandy” Stender, 73, of Delhi, Iowa, died Tuesday, June 13, 2017. 

Visitation was 4-7 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at Bohnenkamp-Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester, Iowa, and additional visitation one hour prior to service on Friday at the church. Funeral services were 11 a.m. Friday, June 16, Delhi United Methodist Church, Delhi, with Pastor Sam Mack officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Delhi.

Survivors include her husband, Richard of Delhi; her children, Brian (Candy) Stender of Franklin, Wisconsin, Kelly (Greg) Mordini of Denver, Colorado, and Chris (Wendy) Stender of Delhi; seven grandchildren, Josh, Ashley, Madisen, Zachary, Mitchell, Nick and Alex; a sister, Barbara (Joe) Ketter of Reedsburg, Wisconsin; and a brother, Cary (Nadine) Zumhof of Bellevue, Iowa.

Sandy was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Helen Zumhof; and brothers Jerry and Jeff Zumhof.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family to be designated at a later date.

Please share a memory of Sandy at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.

Joan Littell
Joan Littell

Joan Littell

Joan J. Littell, 82, of Davenport passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2017, in the Runge Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service in the mortuary. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family. Online tributes and condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com. 

Joan was born April 16, 1935, in Onslow, IA a daughter of Louis and Wilhelmina (Busch) Buck. She was united in marriage to Donald M. Littell on Nov. 21, 1954. 

She was a loving mother and grandmother. She lived for her grandchildren. 

Those left to honor her memory include her loving husband of 62 years, Don; child, Pam (Dan) Bailey, Davenport; brother: Wayne Buck; daughter-in-law, Kim Littell and grandchildren: Amanda (Brittany) Tower and Justin Bailey. 

In addition to her parents Joan was preceded in death by her son, Greg, and two brothers.

Jean River
Jean River

Jean River

Jean V. River, 63, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Thursday evening, June 8, 2017, at Bettendorf Healthcare Center in Bettendorf, Iowa.

A celebration of Jean’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 24, at First United Methodist Church in Maquoketa. A memorial visitation will be held prior to the services beginning at 9:45 a.m. at the church. A private burial will be held in Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa. 

Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family.

Jean Vivian River was born on Aug. 3, 1953, in Maquoketa to Ross and Vivian River. She was a 1971 graduate of Maquoketa High School and had attended both Iowa and Iowa State University. She married Lee Buchner on July 11, 1989. To this union one child was born, Benjamin.

Prior to her marriage Jean had lived in Seattle, Washington, where she got into horticulture, and worked in a nursery for the couple of years that followed. She then returned home where she worked for her dad, and worked at various other jobs in the community. Following her marriage, she served as the church pianist at the Methodist Church in Clinton, First Baptist Church in Maquoketa, and Union Presbyterian Church in Lost Nation, Iowa. Most recently she had worked for River Service Company.

Jean was a member of Jackson County Master Gardener’s for a number of years. She enjoyed playing the piano as well as gardening, horticulture and her pet dogs and cats.

Those left to honor Jean’s memory include a son, Ben Buchner of Maquoketa; her parents, Ross and Vivian River of Maquoketa; a sister, Sue River of Madison, Wis.; and brothers Dave (Paula) River of Maquoketa, and Bruce “B.R.” (Chris) River of Maquoketa. 

She was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents and a sister, Kay.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Jean V. River memorial fund has been established.

Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.

Bonnie Ehlers
Bonnie Ehlers

Bonnie Ehlers

Bonnie Sue Ehlers, 76, of Oxford Junction, Iowa, passed away on Monday morning, June 12, 2017, at the Clarence Senior Living Center in Clarence, Iowa.

Friends and family may gather in remembrance of Bonnie from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, at the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Cremation will follow the visitation, and a private graveside service and burial will be held from Mayflower Cemetery, Oxford Junction, Iowa, at a later date.

 

Bonnie Sue Haney was born on Nov. 23, 1940, in Pontoosuc, Illinois, to Donald and Georgene (Henning) Haney. She grew up in Pontoosuc and received her early education there. She married Ronald G. “Butch” Ehlers on Oct. 8, 1965, in Junction City, Kansas. He preceded her in death on Dec. 15, 2003.

 

Bonnie had worked for several years at Pacific Coast Feather Company in Maquoketa and most recently at WalMart for eight years. She enjoyed reading and playing bingo.

 

Those left to honor Bonnie’s memory include her children, Tina (Steve) Burda of Oxford Junction, Bill (Jody) Farris of Mason City, Iowa, and Brian Drinkwater of Wisconsin; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and brothers Don Haney of Kansas, and Tom Haney of Davenport, Iowa. 

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a son, Bruce Farris. 

 

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Bonnie Sue Ehlers memorial fund has been established. 

 

Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.

Helen Marburger
Helen Marburger

Helen Marburger

Helen Juanita Marburger, 91, passed away peacefully in her sleep on the morning of May 19, 2017.

A celebration of life memorial will be held at 11 a.m. at the Calvary Lutheran Church, 716 Pearl St., Sabula, Iowa, on Saturday, June 17. Burial will take place in Sterling Cemetery in rural Miles, Iowa, where Helen will be laid to rest next to her husband of 60 years, Donald.

Helen was born in Dierks, Arkansas, on April 22, 1926, to Oliver and Lena Faulkner. In high school she was an energetic and beautiful cheerleader, and after graduation she married Roy E. Ross upon his return from World War II in 1945. In 1946 she gave birth to John M. Ross (Mike) and in 1949 David R. Ross was born. The family had moved to New Boston, Texas, where Roy succumbed to cancer and passed away in 1954. Helen went to work for the first time to support the family, her mother Lena and Aunt Biddle while earning $1 per hour as a clerk typist.

In 1957 she met and married Donald Ray Marburger of Sabula while he was in training at Red River Army Arsenal. In 1958 the new family moved to Herlong, California, where Don and Helen worked at Sierra Army Depot. Their daughter Kathy was born in 1959.

In 1974, Don, Helen and Kathy moved to Sabula, where they owned several farms throughout the years. In 2013, Don and Helen moved to Reno, Nevada, to be closer to their sons and grandchildren and to enjoy the weather while in full retirement.  

Helen was an avid reader and follower of evangelist Billy Graham, another validation of her unwavering Christian faith. Until her last day, she wore a smile and loved her life to the fullest. She was always ready to offer help to the elderly, give a hug to anyone who needed it, and offere steady, positive advice to her family. She often said, “Just because someone else treats me bad, doesn’t mean I have to be bad toward them.”

She was a caring and compassionate mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, a true lady of the south who never was seen in anything but the finest of fashions.

Helen is survived by her sister, Maxinne, of Brentwood, Tenn.; sons Mike (Alison) Ross and David (Peggy) Ross, and daughter Kathy Bishop, all of Reno, Nev.; grandchildren Ashley Rauth, Tasha Schaffer, Sean Ross, Justin Ross, Miranda Ross, Amy Leary and Tim Caldwell; sister-in-law Ruby Michielsen of Sabula; and numerous grandchildren, nephews and nieces.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband Don who passed away December 30, 2016, her parents, and brothers Johnny and Oliver Jr.

Helene Seeberger
Helene Seeberger

Helene Seeberger

Helene Marie Seeberger passed away peacefully of natural causes at age 98 on May 19, 2017, at the Joan and Diana Hospice Home in Kingman, Ariz. 

She was born on March 22, 1919, in Maquoketa, Iowa, to Otto A. and Ruby (Wing) Seeberger. Helene was the third oldest of eight children raised on the family farm north of Maquoketa and went to grade school nearby in a one-room schoolhouse in Hurstville, Iowa. She graduated from Maquoketa High School with top honors in 1937. She then married Frederick J. Schlack on July 14, 1938, in Maquoketa.

They moved to Davenport, Iowa, and remained there for 25 years, where they raised two children, and she helped establish Frederick’s Photography Studio. After divorcing in 1965, Helene lived in Chicago and San Francisco for several years before settling in Beverly Hills, Calif., in 1971. She was an executive secretary for many years, notably for the Greg Juarez Art Gallery in Hollywood, and she was a hostess for the Film Advisory Board and the Juarez Gallery Foundation for 15 years.

Helene traveled extensively throughout America and Europe and especially loved the alpine vistas of Switzerland. Although she met many famous celebrities over the years in Beverly Hills and Hollywood, Helene’s greatest enjoyment came from her many friendships made with the local shopkeepers, restaurant workers, her neighbors, and visiting tourists. She became a dear friend and counsel to a great many people and will be remembered especially for the love and caring she brought to all. She was truly an angel among us.

She is survived by a son, F. Randall Schlack of Boulder City, Nev.; a daughter, Mary C. Tirado of Las Vegas, Nev.; two grandchildren, April Knight of Clearwater, Fla., and Timothy Knight of Boulder City; a great-grandson, Brandon Knight of Texas; a brother, Edward Seeberger of Maquoketa; and a sister, Pat (Mrs. Ron) Schlesch of Three Rivers, Mich.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers James and Otto Seeberger, and her sisters Catherine Schroeder, Dorothy Long, and Myrle Schildgen.

Visitation was held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and services were held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31, at Lahey Funeral Home in Maquoketa. Graveside services will be held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Key West, Iowa, where she will be buried next to her beloved parents.

John Eastman
John Eastman

John Eastman

John E. Eastman, 83, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at the Genesis Medical Center, East Campus, in Davenport, Iowa.

Friends and family may gather in remembrance of John on Saturday, July 8, beginning at noon at the Eagles Club in Maquoketa for an informal celebration of life reception. A private graveside service and burial will be held from Union Cemetery, rural Maquoketa. Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family.

John Earnest Eastman was born on Dec. 29, 1933, in Jackson County, Iowa, to Earnest and Mildred (Current) Eastman. He was a graduate of Maquoketa High School. He married Shirley Techau in Maquoketa, and to this union a daughter was born, Susan. After a short time, he and Shirley divorced and he later married Mona Kay McPherson on Feb. 18, 1961, in Maquoketa. To this union a son was born, Richard.

John first worked as a plumber for Taylor Plumbing for several years. He then began a 30-plus year career with the Highway Commission. He first worked for the Iowa State Highway Commission for eight years, and lastly retired from the Clinton County Highway Commission, working as an operations manager related to civil engineering.

John was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Club in Maquoketa. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Those left to honor John’s memory include his children, Susan Ann Lorey of Rockwall, Texas, and Richard Owen (Suzanne) Eastman of Phoenix, Ariz.; and four grandchildren, James, John, Paige and Ryan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Edmund, and his wife Mona on Sept. 28, 2014.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to Hospice of Jackson County.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.CarsonAndSon.com.   

Patrick Quinlan
Patrick Quinlan

Patrick Quinlan

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Patrick Thomas Quinlan passed away peacefully May 18, 2017, in Scottsdale at the age of 92. A memorial mass will be held on Tuesday, May 30, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Scottsdale. Inurnment will be in the veterans cemetery at Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, Illinois, at a later date.

Tom was born Sept. 14, 1924, to Patrick and Eleanor (Mallon) Quinlan in Delmar. He was one of three children. He graduated from Delmar High School, Delmar, and St. Ambrose College, Davenport.  

He was a World War II veteran, having served in the Merchant Marines for three years. On Dec. 4, 1948, he married Dorothy Augusta Matthys. They were married for 66 years and together they raised four children. 

Tom was employed by Deere & Company, Moline, for 35 years, most recently as a marketing executive. 

In his spare time, Tom enjoyed playing tennis and studying French. He volunteered with hospice organizations in both the Quad Cities and Phoenix, and served as president of his homeowner association for several years, in Scottsdale.

Tom is survived by his sisters, Eleanor “Sistie” Schroeder (Karl) of Maquoketa and Patricia Fleming, Aledo; his sons, James Thomas of Oklahoma City, Patrick Joseph (Mary) of Pittsburgh and Scottsdale, and Daniel Arthur (Jayne) of Minneapolis; his daughter Ann Margaret Vry (David Waldschmidt) of Scottsdale and Prescott; and his grandchildren Connor, Catherine and Shane Quinlan and Patrick Vry.

Memorials may be made to public radio station KJZZ, Phoenix.

Jeannette Knuth
Jeannette Knuth

Jeannette Knuth

Jeannette E. Knuth, 83, of Cascade, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017, at 6:15 p.m. at Shady Rest Care Center in Cascade, Iowa.

Friends and relatives of Jeannette called from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at Reiff Funeral Home in Cascade where a wake service was held at 3:30 p.m. Friends also called after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Services for Jeannette were held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 26, at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Cascade with the Rev. Douglas Loecke officiating. Lectors were Amanda Schlemme and Jeanette Christensen. Prayers of the Faithful were read by Laura Thompson. Musicians were Molly Knuth, Paul Thompson and Lori and Philip Knuth. Eucharistic ministers were Cathy Knuth and Joyce McMullen. Placing of the pall was done by Cecil Knuth, Mary Thompson and Mark Knuth. Giftbearers were Sean Christensen and Eli Schlemme. Burial was held in Calvary Cemetery in Cascade.

Casketbearers were Aaron Thompson, Matt Christensen, Ryan Knuth, Eric Knuth, Travis Schlemme and Bobby Thompson.

Jeannette was born Jan. 5, 1934, in Lowden, Iowa, daughter of Charles and Grace (Osgood) Waters. She received her education in Lost Nation High School. On Aug. 16, 1952, she was united in marriage to Cecil Knuth at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lost Nation. The couple farmed in the rural Cascade area. 

She was a member of St. Matthias Parish in Cascade. She was also a 4-H leader in Jones County for many years. Jeanette was an avid bowler and was very crafty; she loved sewing and making wicker baskets with friends. 

She is survived by her husband, Cecil Knuth of Cascade; one daughter, Mary (Paul) Thompson of Sherrill, Iowa; one son, Mark (Cathy) Knuth of Cascade; seven grandchildren, Aaron Thompson, Jeannette Christensen, Laura Thompson, Amanda Schlemme, Ryan Knuth, Kayla Thompson and Eric Knuth; 13 great grandchildren; four sisters, Wanita (Mic) Sheldon of Lost Nation, Iowa, Dorothy Eggert of Wyoming, Iowa, Irma Neiber of Elwood, Iowa, and Connie Nissen of Bernard, Iowa.

She is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Charles “Chic” Waters and Eddie Waters; and two sisters, Dona Stender and Sandra McCombs.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.reifffuneralhomeinc.com.

Clarice Sutton
Clarice Sutton

Clarice Sutton

Clarice Sutton, 87, of DeWitt, and formerly of Maquoketa, passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at her home in rural DeWitt, Iowa.

A public graveside service and burial celebrating Clarice’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 26, from Sutton Cemetery, rural Maquoketa, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, at the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Cremation will follow the visitation.

Clarice Risden was born on March 3, 1930, in Jackson County, Iowa, to Clarence and Hazel (Prindle) Risden. She was educated in Jackson County country schools. She married Frederick G. Sutton Sr. on July 19, 1950, in Maquoketa. He preceded her in death on Oct. 1, 1991.

Clarice was a homemaker and had also worked at Clinton Engines and the Fish ‘N’ Tackle Company in Maquoketa for a several years. 

Clarice enjoyed camping, fishing, going for long rides, and spending time with her family and grandchildren. 

Those left to honor Clarice’s memory include her children, Clara Green of DeWitt, Iowa, Phyllis Cook of Blue Grass, Iowa, and Chester (Cora) Sutton of Maquoketa; and a step-son, Allen Sutton of Texas; 10 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a brother Clarence Risden Jr. of Alabama; and sister Patsy Clark of Andrew, Iowa.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son Fred Jr. on June 17, 1984, brothers James and Charlie, sisters Helen and Carrie, sons-in-law Rick Green and Billy Cook, and nephew Charles F. Risden Jr. on April 9, 2017.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Clarice Sutton memorial fund has been established. 

Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.

Averle Wilson
Averle Wilson

Averle Wilson

Averle J. Wilson, 91, of Dubuque, died Friday, May 19, 2017, at home.  

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Egelhof, Siegert and Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 Kennedy Road.  Mass of Christian burial will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Church, Maquoketa, where visitation will also be held Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.  Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Maquoketa.  

Averle was born Aug. 3, 1925, in Andrew, Iowa, daughter of William and Clara (Deppe) Hager.  She attended the Maquoketa schools and graduated in 1943. She was employed that summer by Davenport Newspapers as correspondent and circulation manager for the Jackson County area.

In the early 1960s she opened a party shop and printing business. In 1972 she started the advertising paper The Shopper Stopper, now called The Shopper.  Also among her business ventures, she owned the Eastern Iowa Service Bureau Collection Agency and H & R Block Income Tax Service.

Selling her businesses in 1980, she took many trips visiting her son, Gary, in California and Greg in Australia.  In 1993 she was hired as administrative assistant at the Dubuque Water Plant and worked until she was 78 years old.  Since then, she has enjoyed traveling, social events with her friends, her home in Dubuque, and was an avid shopper with her best friend, Thelma.

Surviving are her son, Greg, of Isle of Capri, Australia; sister Dolores (Dick) Dominetta of Los Angeles; nieces and nephews Pat (Greg) Lane of Stillwater, Minn., Karen (Steve) Gray, Carla (Steve) Schilling of Muscatine; Bill (Beth) Hager of Glenview, Ill., Deb (Kevin) Ritenour of Preston, Laura Jensen of Pahrump, Nev.; Brock Hager of Des Moines; Bruce Hager of Davenport; Amy and Linda Dominetta of Los Angeles; Carol (David) Mazzatta of Bainbridge Island, Washington.

She was preceded in death by her son Gary, who died of cancer at age 50; a grandson, Sean Michael Wilson; her parents; brother Larry:  brother- and sister-in-law Bill and Doris Hager; sister Vera, and brother-in-law Wayne Sissel of Muscatine. 

Memorials may be made to Averle Wilson Memorial Fund.

For further information, please visit www.egelhofsiegertcasper.com.

The family thanks the nurses and staff at hospice of Dubuque and her Friends and family for their help and care.

Dennis Stange
Dennis Stange

Dennis Stange

Dennis L. “Denny” Stange, 77, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Friday evening, May 19, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family. 

A celebration of Denny’s life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation was held from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Iron Hill Cemetery, rural Maquoketa, at a later date.

Dennis Lee Stange was born on May 10, 1940, near Clarence, Iowa, to Raymond H. and Berniece I. (Toerber) Stange. He was a 1958 graduate of Clarence High School and received training with Northwestern Bell Telephone Company. He married Janet Marilyn Walker on Oct. 14, 1962, in Elwood, Iowa. To this union five children were born: Laurie, Lisa, Jeff, Dianne and Brenda.

Denny retired from Northwestern Bell after 30 years and was a part-time farmer. He was a past board member of the Jackson County Conservation Board, and was a long-time member of East Iron Hill Community Church where he had formerly served as a board member and was currently serving as the vice president of the cemetery association.

Denny loved anything outdoors including farming, gardening and fishing. He and Janet enjoyed traveling throughout the United States with their camper. He was an award-winning bowler for team “Dad and the Boys” and wouldn’t miss a day of coffee with his buddies. His absolute love was his family and he was happy to tell anyone who would listen about his children and grandchildren. 

Those left to honor Denny’s memory include his wife, Janet Stange, of Maquoketa; children Laurie (Charles Jennissen) Stange of Shueyville, Iowa, Lisa (Jon Davidson) Stange of West Des Moines, Iowa, Jeff (Kathleen Till) Stange of West Des Moines, Dianne (Ian) Gutterman of Elmhurst, Ill., and Brenda (James) Van Keuren of Mt. Airy, Md; a brother, Ronnie (Karen) Stange of Anamosa, Iowa; a sister, Carma Jean (Fred) Clark of Jacksonville, Fla.; sister-in-law Rita Stange of Walcott, Iowa; his mother-in-law Myrtle Ihrig of Maquoketa, Iowa; and 12 grandchildren, Jeremy, Lydia, Yuewan, Anna, Elizabeth, Nick, Olivia, Sam, John, Julia, Jay and Emily.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Marlyn Stange.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made directed to Jackson County Conservation, East Iron Hill Community Church, or Hope Lodge, 750 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52246.

Online Condolences may be left at www.carsonandson.com.

LeRoy Stampe
LeRoy Stampe

LeRoy Stampe

LeRoy Stampe, 104, of Maquoketa, passed away on Sunday morning, May 14, 2017, at Clover Ridge Place in Maquoketa, Iowa.

A celebration of LeRoy’s life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2017, from the First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held prior to the funeral beginning at 9:30 a.m. until service time. Burial will be at the Elmwood Cemetery, DeWitt, Iowa. The Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family.

LeRoy Stampe was born on a farm in Clinton County, Iowa, on Nov. 25, 1912, to Peter Johannas and Fredericka Sophia (Hanssen) Stampe. He was a graduate of Preston High School and had attended business college in Clinton. He married Helen A. Christiansen on Dec. 10, 1939, in Preston, Iowa. She preceded him in death on May 2, 2015.

LeRoy first had a grocery store in Preston and then in DeWitt until selling it in 1946. He then farmed in the Elvira area for one year and moved back to DeWitt where he sold farm equipment for Charlie Rasmussen until moving to a farm west of Bliedorn in 1948. He then went to Grand Mound where he purchased a grocery store in 1949. From 1950 to 1954 he operated a farm north of Calamus and then farmed in the Elwood area until 1958. He then moved to Welton where he farmed and worked as a district sales manager for Trojan Seed Company until moving to Maquoketa in 1973. He continued selling seed corn until retirement in 1980. He moved to Clover Ridge Place in 2011.

LeRoy was a member of First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa, the Toastmaster’s in DeWitt, and was a Mason.

Those left to honor LeRoy’s memory include his children, Alan (Carolyn) Stampe of Wallace, NC, and Jane (Susan Cremer) Stampe of Edwards, Colo.; a son-in-law, David Hoeppner of Houston, Texas; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; six brothers Herbert, Adolph, Fred, Peter, Virtus and Marvin; two sisters Louise Black and Gladys Martin; and daughter Sandra Hoeppner.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a LeRoy Stampe memorial fund has been established.

Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.

 

Aurora Traman
Aurora Traman

Aurora Traman

Aurora Helena Traman, treasured infant daughter of Christina Brandi Marie Egan of Panama City, Florida, and Austin Michael Lee Traman of Bellevue, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace, Maryland.

Aurora was born on Dec. 21, 2016. During her short time on earth she touched many lives and was loved deeply by family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandmother, Angela Sweet of Panama City, Florida; paternal grandparents Randolph and Anita Faulkner of Maquoketa; maternal great-grandparents LaVerne and Shirley Sweet of Panama City, Florida; paternal great-grandparents James and Barbara Leopold of Oxford, Iowa; Carol Faulkner of Maquoketa; several aunts, uncles and many other relatives and friends who loved Aurora very much.

A loving memorial service was held Tuesday, May 9, at Harkins Funeral Home, Delta, Pennsylvania.

Lois Brockmeyer

Lois E. Brockmeyer, 87, passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at Wheatland Manor. Family graveside services will be held at a later date. 

Lois was born on April 14, 1930, to August and Bernitta (Nissen) Jensen in Lost Nation, Iowa. 

Lois drove school bus for over 20 years and also drove for Cedar County Volunteer Services. She loved to play bingo, fish, and loved her grandchildren and dogs. 

Lois is survived by her children Duane (Sybil) Brockmeyer of Massillon, Don (Jenny) Brockmeyer of Lowden, Diane (Rick) Wenndt of Kellogg, and Dick (Cindy) Brockmeyer of Massillon; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers and a sister. 

Please direct online condolences to www.chapmanfh.com.

 

David Miller
David Miller

David Miller

David R. Miller, 70, passed away May 2, 2017.

Survivors include his children, Darin (Kim) Miller of Kenney, Ill., Robin (Tony) Cupples of Medon, Tenn., and Matt (Angie Jones) of Reagan, Tenn.; siblings Tom (Les) Miller, Chuck (Linda) Miller, Mary Lou (John) Gauss, Jim (Brenda) Miller and Carol Wink; nine grandchildren, Ryan, Jenna, Jayden, Nathan, Allison, Matthew, Luke, Rebecca and Abby; and a great-grandchild, Thomas. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Judd and Hilda Miller. 

Bernice Frank
Bernice Frank

Bernice Frank

A. Bernice Frank, 86, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Friday morning, May 5, 2017, at Clover Ridge Place in Maquoketa.

A celebration of Bernice’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa.

Agnes Bernice Widel was born on Sept. 15, 1930, in Jackson County, Iowa, to Jerry M. and Hilda (Atzen) Widel. She went to Jackson County country schools and graduated from Maquoketa High School. She married Jim Frank on June 12, 1948, at Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. He preceded her in death on Aug. 23, 2009.

Bernice had worked for Bill Frey at Maquoketa Music Store and then owned and operated it after Bill passed away under the name B & F Music Store. She then worked for Ross River Feed, Swiss Valley as a milk tester, and lastly as a homemaker.

Bernice was a member of First United Methodist Church in Maquoketa. She enjoyed counted cross stitching, walking, had an extensive Santa Clause collection, and enjoyed a good glass of wine.

Those left to honor Bernice’s memory include a daughter, Sandra Valbert Rockwell of Des Moines, Iowa; two grandsons, Scott (John Carstensen) Valbert of Des Moines, and Philip (Samantha) Valbert of Bend, Ore.; two great-granddaughters, Anna and Madison Valbert; a brother, Kenneth (Alice) Widel of Maquoketa; and sisters, Frances Willey of Maquoketa and Janice (Jerry) Edwards of Camanche, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, sisters Helen Meyer and Maxine Anderson, and brothers Frederick, Paul and James Widel.

Online Condolences may be left at www.carsonandson.com.

Rendy Capelle
Rendy Capelle

Rendy Capelle

Rendy I. Capelle, 40, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2017, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.

A celebration of Rendy’s life will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 13, 2017, from the Maquoketa Island Church (Faith Community Church) in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the church. Burial will be at the Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa. The Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family.

Rendy Ipraim Capelle was born on May 13, 1976, in Pingelap, Micronesia to Ipraim and Nora (Charley) Capelle. He attended the Pingelap Elementary School, Pohnpei Island Central High School, and later the Hawaii Job Corps. He married Yulihner Ioanis on Sept. 30, 2006 in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Rendy had worked as a forklift operator at Family Dollar in Maquoketa for over ten years. He was a member of the Maquoketa Island Church and enjoyed visiting family and friends.

Those left to honor Rendy’s memory include his wife Yulihner Capelle of Maquoketa, IA; a daughter Miora Renselihna Capelle of Maquoketa, IA; his father Ipraim Capelle of PNI; siblings, Rosalihna (Sosiro) Isaac of Maquoketa, IA, Clanry (Marlinda) Capelle of PNI, Enselihna (John) Ezekiel of PNI and Dexter (Etrihse) Capelle of Andrew, IA.  

He was preceded in death by his mother Nora Capelle. 

 

Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.

Mary Binns
Mary Binns

Mary Binns

Mary Belle Binns, 98, of Maquoketa passed away Monday evening, May 1, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque, Iowa surrounded by her family.

A celebration of Mary Belle’s life will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, May 8, 2017, at the East Iron Hill Community Church, rural Maquoketa. There is no visitation and cremation has taken place. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mary Belle Freeman was born Oct. 13, 1918, in McGregor, Iowa, to Rob Roy and Clare (Curran) Freeman. At age two her mother passed away and she was sent to live with an Aunt in Caledonia, Minnesota. Several years later her father married Anna Entringer and the family was reunited. Her father moved his family from McGregor to Cascade, Iowa, where the Narrow Gauge Railroad ended in which he was the conductor. Mary Belle grew up in Cascade and graduated in 1936 from East Cascade High School. She married Fred Binns Oct. 1936 in Marion, Iowa. Fred passed away in 1978. He was a farmer in the Iron Hill area. She enjoyed being a farm wife, doing her share of caring for the animals and the daily chores. They had a son, Gary Franklin and an infant son dying at infancy. She was baptized in the Presbyterian Church in Emeline, Iowa, and later became an active member of the East Iron Hill Community Church where she enjoyed the Sunday sermons and fellowship with other members. She belonged to the Ladies Aide. She was a housekeeper and helped in many homes in Maquoketa. She was a cook working at Crestridge Nursing Home, Michel’s Truck Stop, Lake Hurst Supper Club and Decker House. She loved to cook and prepare delicious meals for special occasions. She founded the Rake and Hoe Garden Club. She loved her family, enjoyed reading; she was also an artist who could “paint on anything.” She made quilts and was a member of Lola’s Quilting Class where they made many quilts for the Lions Club. 

Those left to honor Mary Belle’s memory includes her four granddaughters, Michelle Hager (Kevin), Trisha Jaehrling (David), Kathleen Resendiz (Alex), and Mara’Lee Nickell (friend -Mike), daughter-in-law, Mary Jane Binns, 11 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her husband Fred, her son Gary, infant son, her parents, two sisters Marguerite Winger and Lola Hardin, two brothers Robert and Merle, one half sister and one half brother.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Mary Belle Binns memorial fund has been established.

The family would like to give special thanks to the entire Diesing family and Kay Tracy for all they have done over the years for Mary Belle.

Duane Vetter
Duane Vetter

Duane Vetter

Duane Arthur Vetter was born March 16, 1932, at rural Westside, Iowa, the son of Walter and Amelia Vetter. He passed away Monday, April 24, 2017, at Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison, Iowa, at the age of eighty-five. Duane was baptized into Christ at Zion Lutheran Church in Arcadia April 10, 1932, and was confirmed there April 14, 1946. He received his education in the schools near his home and was a 1950 graduate of Westside High School. In 1951, he took a trip with Wes Stoelk, Glenn Lenz and Ralph Gehlsen in Wesley’s Model T Ford open-aired pickup truck to Pigeon River, Canada. Duane served his country in the United States Army as a vehicle mechanic with the A Battery C 14th Armored Field Artillery Battalion from June 1, 1953, until May 22, 1955. He was stationed in Mainz, Germany. 

On May 27, 1962, he was united in marriage to LuCille Comstock at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. They were blessed with the birth of four children: Alan, Brian, Cathy, and Russell. 

They settled on a farm northeast of Manilla where Duane enjoyed farming and feeding cattle. 

Following retirement, they moved to Denison in 1992. Attending tractor shows and threshing shows were favorite pastimes. 

Duane was very involved in the church serving as an elder at Trinity Lutheran Church in Manilla and at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. 

His television favorites were RFDTV, Mollie B’s Polka Show, and Guy Lombardo. The past ten years he enjoyed the company of his dear friend Virgie Henningsen. They traveled many places together. During a trip to Germany Virgie surprised Duane by taking him to his former military base in Mainz. 

Duane was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, LuCille in 1997; and one granddaughter, Laura. 

Survivors include: three sons, Alan and his wife, Cheryl, Brian and his wife, Diane, and Russell and his wife, Teri; one daughter, Cathy and her husband, George; ten grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and four sisters, Darleen, Virgene, Sandra, and Diane; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 28, 2017, at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison, Iowa. Rev. Joshua Keinath and Rev. Kurt Kaiser officiated the service with graveside rites held at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Denison. Organist Karen Kahl provided accompaniment for congregational hymns “The Old Rugged Cross,” “How Great Thou Art,” “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” and “I’m But a Stranger Here.” 

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Carolyn Pickup, Walter Vetter, Amelia Vetter, Jordan Vetter, Duane Vetter and Gus Pickup. Pallbearers were Doug Comstock, Steve Comstock, Micheal Vetter, David Vetter, Kyle Vetter and Nate Vetter. 

The family invited everyone to return to the church for fellowship and lunch provided by the Ladies Aid and Lidderdale Country Store. 

The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison, Iowa was in charge of arrangements.

Tom Clasen
Tom Clasen

Tom Clasen

Tom Clasen, 47, of Maquoketa passed away Monday, May 1, 2017.

His funeral service was held at Lahey Funeral Home in Maquoketa on Friday, May 5, 2017, at 10 a.m. Visitation was held Thursday, May 4, from 4 – 7 p.m. at Lahey Funeral Home. A private burial will be held at a later date.

Thomas Frank Clasen was born on Oct. 9, 1969, in Maquoketa, Iowa, to Leo and Peggy (Anderson) Clasen. He graduated from Maquoketa High School in 1988. He was a carpenter and worked for Caes Construction in Maquoketa.

Tom was a member of local dart and pool leagues, he enjoyed stock car racing and built custom chopper bikes and drift bikes. He also liked to spend his time mushroom hunting, fishing, coon hunting and trapping.

Those left to cherish his memories are his parents Peggy Head-Costello and Kenny, significant other Renee Walker, children, Whitney (Wilson Galo-Umanzor) Clasen of Maquoketa, Keely Clasen of Lost Nation, Lexi and Lane Walker, brother Marty (Corrine) Clasen of Maquoketa, step-sister Melinda (Bill) Rowan of Baldwin, step-brother Nicholas Costello of Calamus, special nephew Logan Clasen, and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father, grandparents, brother Michael, step-dad James, and uncle Loren Clasen.

Memorials may be left for the family in his honor.

Online memorials may be left for the family at www.laheys.com

Judith Daniels
Judith Daniels

Judith Daniels

Judith F. Daniels, 77, of Maquoketa, and formerly of Baldwin, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday morning, May 2, 2017, at the Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa.

A celebration of Judy’s life was held at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, May 4, 2017, at the First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa. Visitation was held prior to the service from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at the church. Burial will be at the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Bellevue, Iowa.

Judith Faye Keil was born on Jan. 15, 1940, in Bellevue, Iowa, to George and Esther (Paulsen) Keil. She attended Bellevue schools and married Delbert L. Daniels on May 6, 1956, in Bellevue. To this union four children were born: Steve, Mark, Barb and Lura.

Judy had first worked at Ensign Coil in Bellevue for several years and then at the Savanna Army Depot. She lastly worked at the Baldwin Locker from 1974 to 1981. She then became a stay-at-home mom and grandma. 

Judy was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa and the Merry Knitters Club. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, reading, bird watching, cooking and listening to KMAQ radio. She especially enjoyed her morning coffee with her neighbors.

Those left to honor Judy’s memory include her children, Steve (Cindy) Daniels of Maquoketa, IA, Mark Daniels of Maquoketa, IA, and Lura (Mike Duhme) Daniels of Zwingle, IA; 7 grandchildren, Brenda Huffman, Missie (John) Vaughn, Katie Daniels, Joshua (Sierra) Daniels, Will Baker, Zach Baker and Taylin Baker; and 5 great-grandchildren, Reighan Huffman, Alexa Huffman, Isabella McNamee, Alayna Daniels and Eli McNamee.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Delbert on April 20, 1994, a daughter Barb on Oct. 4, 1981, brothers Norbert and Darrell, and a sister Alice Downey. 

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Judith F. Daniels memorial fund has been established.

Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.

Elaine Edwards
Elaine Edwards

Elaine Edwards

Elaine Mae Edwards, 79, of Maquoketa, passed away on Thursday morning, April 27, 2017, at the Crestridge Nursing Home in Maquoketa, Iowa.

A celebration of Elaine’s life will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 1, 2017, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be at the Streets Cemetery, rural Maquoketa.

Elaine Mae Fuller was born on Sept. 15, 1937, in Maquoketa to Ernest and Zana (Brady) Fuller. She was a graduate of Maquoketa High School. She married Dale Robert Edwards on March 16, 1957, in Minnesota.

Elaine farmed with her husband, and was active in the area farmer’s markets for 27 years. She enjoyed craft shows, quilting, sewing, and had helped her daughter at her bridal shop for 13 years. She also loved to socialize at McDonald’s with her friends. She was also a member of the Friends of Emeline.

Those left to honor Elaine’s memory include her daughter, Janice (Ed) Dunne of Baldwin, IA; 8 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Dale, and a grandson Marshall.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, an Elaine M. Edwards memorial fund has been established.

Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.

David Beireis
David Beireis

David Beireis

David A. Beireis, 77, of Dubuque, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Manor Care.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at Hoffmann-Schneider Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 1640 Main Street, where friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery with military honors.

David was born Nov. 17, 1939, in Dubuque, son of Chester and Veralda (Soppe) Beireis. He married Carol “Carrie” Dawson Nov. 3, 1966. She preceded him in death on Aug. 4, 1995.

He graduated from Dubuque Senior High School in l958. He served in the U.S. Army 1960 to 1962.

David was employed at Flexsteel and retired in 1999 after 30 years.

He loved to go fishing, play cards, was an avid Cub fan, and loved watching western movies, especially ones with John Wayne or Clint Eastwood.

He was a member of Sacred Heart parish and the Dubuque Boat Club.

Surviving is a daughter Brenda (Lynn) Creger of Maquoketa; a son, Steven (Jennifer) Beireis, of North Liberty, IA; ten grandchildren; five great grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Beireis and Dale (Cris) Beireis; a sister, Phyllis (Donald) Miller; and a sister-in-law, Jan Beireis.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Chester W. Beireis Jr, and John Beireis.

A special thank you to the staff at Manor Care, Hospice of Dubuque, and Mercy Medical Center for their care.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.hskfh.com.

Donald Marburger
Donald Marburger

Donald Marburger

Donald Ray Marburger, 85, passed away peacefully on Dec. 30, 2016, while surrounded by family.  He was a loving husband, father, stepfather and friend to anyone he came in contact with.

Don was born in Miles, Iowa, on Jan. 16, 1931, to Earlo and Eva (Johnson) Marburger. As a youth the family moved to the Johnson family homestead northwest of Sabula. He graduated from Miles High School in 1949 then joined the U.S. Marine Corp, serving diligently at Camp Pendleton, California. His love of the Marine Corps was evident by his constant headgear, a Marine Corps cap.

After the Marine Corps, Don married Helen Faulkner of New Boston, Texas, in 1957 while in training for the civil service at Red River Army Deport. He continued his civil service career at Sierra Army Depot in Herlong, California, then at Savanna Army Depot in Savanna, Illinois. After the civil service he retired to country life in the Sabula area.

In recent years he and wife Helen relocated to Reno, Nevada, to be close to family and to enjoy the weather it offered.  

Don was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Russell Marburger, and brothers-in-law, Jerry Michielsen, Johnny Faulkner and Oliver Faulkner.  

He is survived by his wife Helen, daughter Kathy Bishop, stepsons Mike (Alison) Ross and David (Peggy) Ross all of Reno, grandchildren Ashley Rauth, Tasha Schaffer, Sean Ross, Justin Ross, Miranda Ross, Amy Leary and Tim Caldwell, sister Ruby Michielsen of Sabula, and numerous nephews and nieces.

A celebration of life memorial will be held at the Calvary Lutheran Church, 716 Pearl Street, Sabula, Iowa, on May 6, 2017 at 11 a.m.

Sylvester Deppe
Sylvester Deppe

Sylvester Deppe

Sylvester “Ves” L. Deppe, 94, of Bellevue, left his Euchre buddies at Mill Valley Care Center on a beautiful Monday morning, April 24, 2017, for a new Euchre game where he always holds the right and left bower and a pond where the fish are always biting.  

A Mass of Christian burial was held April 28 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bellevue. Burial is in the Parish Cemetery. 

Ves was born Oct. 6, 1922, in Bellevue, the son of John and Marguerite (Hingtgen) Deppe. He married Esther Ties on Oct. 23, 1950, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Springbrook.

Over the years, Ves owned Deppe’s Grinding and Mixing and sold BP Feed. He also worked at Fidelity Bank, Better Homes Furniture, and as a bartender at the Riverview Hotel. 

Ves was easy going, friendly, and was a pleasure to be around. Some of his greatest joys were bowling, fishing, and playing Euchre, especially with his family. He also took up painting at the age of 94. Ves was involved in the Bellevue Knights of Columbus and was an active member in the St. Joseph Catholic Church parish.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife of 66 years, Esther; children, Gary (Shirley) Deppe of Dewitt, Lorin (Shirley) Deppe of Maquoketa, Loras (Barb) Deppe of Bellevue, and Ruth (Randy) Felderman of Huntsville, Alabama; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren with another one due to arrive in August.

Ves was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Vincent, Oscar, Clarence, and Richard; and three sisters, Viola Kass, Rosie Post and Florence Michels.

Jacqueline Bellendier
Jacqueline Bellendier

Jacqueline Bellendier

Jacqueline M. “Jackie” Bellendier, 90, of Maquoketa, passed away on Monday morning, April 24, 2017, at Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.

A memorial mass celebrating Jackie’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 28, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa. Friends and family may gather for a memorial visitation on Thursday, April 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be at the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Maquoketa.

Jacqueline Mae Basten was born on Oct. 20, 1926, in Oelwein, Iowa, to Matthew and Clara (Steffen) Basten. She grew up in Oelwein and was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Oelwein. She married Andrew J. “Andy” Bellendier on Aug. 30, 1949, in Oelwein. To this union five children were born: Michael, John, Lynne, Marcia and Ann.

Jackie was a homemaker who raised a family and had also worked in the sales and advertising department at Maquoketa Sentinel-Press for over 10 years.

Jackie was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa and enjoyed gardening, sewing, crocheting and spending time with her family.

Those left to honor Jacqueline’s memory include her children, Michael (Jean) Bellendier of Davenport, Iowa, John (Connie) Bellendier of Davenport, Lynne (Patrick) Frank of Davenport, Marcia Bellendier of Iowa City, Iowa, and Ann (Steve) Ambrozi of Bettendorf, Iowa; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, eight sisters, grandson David in 1988, and her husband Andy on Jan. 26, 2014.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Jacqueline M. “Jackie” Bellendier memorial fund has been established.

Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.

Linda Horan
Linda Horan

Linda Horan

Linda Kay Horan, 61, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday morning, April 18, 2017, at Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa, due to cancer.

A funeral mass celebrating Linda’s life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 22, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at Sugar Creek. Visitation was held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 21, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Linda Kay Horan was born Nov. 25, 1955, in Maquoketa to James and Marie (Schreiber) Horan. She was a 1974 graduate of Northeast High School in Goose Lake, Iowa.

Linda worked at various printing companies in the Quad Cities for over 25 years. She lastly worked for Welu Printing in Dubuque where she quickly made friends and considered the job to be the best she had in 40 years. Unfortunately, after one year she had to stop working due to her cancer.

Linda also had worked as a custodian for many years at Clinton Community College, Maquoketa Campus. She was a firm believer in working for what you need, having several part time jobs plus a full-time job.

Linda enjoyed doing construction around the house, fixing things, going to casinos, and visiting with her family and friends. She had done sewing and made quilts as a business for many years.

Those left to honor Linda’s memory include brothers Robert (Sharon) Horan of Shorewood, Ill., Dale (Cheryl) Horan of Bellevue, Iowa, and Gary (Jean) Horan of Charlotte, Iowa; sisters Betty (Bob) Kirst of Thomson, Ill., and Mary (James) Burken of Preston, Iowa; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and her two cats, Rick and Rachael.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Donald and Francis; a niece Diane Holman; nephews Terry Burken, Ryan Horan and Brice Murry; and a sister-in-law Jeanette Horan.

Linda wanted to whole-heartedly thank everyone who has been so kind and helpful during her illness. Words cannot express how much she appreciated it. Thank you everyone.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Linda Kay Horan memorial fund has been established.

Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.

Phyllis Carmichael
Phyllis Carmichael

Phyllis Carmichael

Phyllis R. Muhlhausen Carmichael, 88, of Maquoketa, Iowa, and formerly of Colorado Springs, Colorado, passed away on Saturday afternoon, April 15, 2017, at Clover Ridge Place in Maquoketa.

A celebration of Phyllis’ life will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 4 p.m. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery, rural Maquoketa, at a later date.

Phyllis Ann Muhlhausen was born on Aug. 11, 1928 in Dubuque, Iowa, to Carl and Lisette (Wenzel) Muhlhausen. She graduated from Maquoketa High School in 1946. 

Phyllis worked as a telephone operator and later as a dental assistant. She moved to Washington, D.C., then to Fort Carson, Colorado, where she began a civil service job. Later, she was transferred to Germany to work as a dental assistant. During this time, she met Major David Roe. They wed in Switzerland in 1957. Phyllis and David lived in Germany and traveled Europe together before moving back to the United States. In 1959, David drowned saving a family member in Lake Coeur D’Alene in Idaho. 

After David’s death, Phyllis returned home where she spent time with family. In 1961, she moved back to Colorado where she met Bob Carmichael. They were married, and then moved to Alaska where she was the vocalist with the Stardust Orchestra, Air Force Band of the Far North. They moved to Ohio, England, and then back to Colorado. Phyllis and Bob divorced in 1985. 

Phyllis remained in Colorado until November 2015. She enjoyed traveling as well as spending time with family and friends. She was very active in the Colorado Springs area where she started the women’s A.A. program. Phyllis was a mentor and role model to countless men and women.

Those left to honor her memory include brothers Carl (and the late JoAnn) Muhlhausen of Maquoketa, Iowa, and John (Carol) Muhlhausen of Bettendorf, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews who loved and adored her. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband David, and sister-in-law JoAnn Muhlhausen.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made in her memory to Hospice of Jackson County.

Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com. 

Wayne Haylock
Wayne Haylock

Wayne Haylock

June 5, 1933 - March 31, 2017 Wayne Veral Haylock, resident of Loveland, Colorado, died March 31 after a lengthy illness. He was 83 years old. 

 

He is survived by his daughter Tracey Haylock of Loveland, nieces Pamela Haylock of Medina, Texas, and Linda Simmons Dalldorf of Apache Junction, Ariz., half-brothers Robert Haylock of Parkersburg, Iowa, Charles Haylock of Salem, Ore., and half-sister Sandra Haylock House of Maquoketa. 

 

He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Beverly Jane Stickley Haylock, grandparents, his parents, brother Lloyd A. Haylock Jr., sister Betty Haylock Simmons, half-brother James L. Haylock, and half-sister Judith Haylock Hansen. 

 

Wayne was born June 5, 1933, in rural Clinton County, Iowa, to Lloyd Avely Haylock, Sr. and Katherine Pearl Bowman Haylock. His mother died 15 days after his birth. Wayne lived from infancy to adulthood in Maquoketa with his paternal grandmother Laura Rathbun Haylock Correll and step-grandfather Alfred E. Correll, and graduated from Maquoketa High School in 1953. 

 

Wayne served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956, including 16 months in Korea. Upon his Army discharge, Wayne studied engineering at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. 

 

Wayne and Beverly Jane Stickley, also of Maquoketa, were married in 1957, and Wayne worked for the Iowa Highway Commission. In 1968, the Haylock family moved from Maquoketa to Greeley, Colorado, and later that year, to Loveland. Wayne worked as a construction and supervising engineer with the NHP & Q Engineering firm in Greeley until his retirement. He then continued work as a consultant for many projects, including Super Fund cleanup efforts in Montana.

 

Wayne loved Colorado, his Colorado home, and seemed born to the place. He was an avid skier, hunter and fisherman. He loved to travel. A favorite trip took Wayne and Beverly to Africa where they enjoyed seeing and photographing animals in their native habitat. They made several trips with truck and camper to Alaska, always bringing back Alaskan halibut for friends and neighbors. 

 

For many years, Wayne and Beverly made annual trips to winter in their fifth-wheel camper on Texas’ South Padre Island, where Beverly spent countless hours on local beaches collecting seashells while Wayne engaged in his passion for fishing. The family has treasured stories of Alaska fishing and aerial sightseeing. He owned a small mountain property and cabin near Loveland; they were destroyed in the 2012 High Park Fire. 

 

Wayne lived a long, and for the most part healthy, life. He loved to tell stories, and he had many to tell. He leaves behind friends and relatives in Colorado, Iowa and other states. His presence in our lives will be missed, but he will not be forgotten.

 

A graveside service was held on April 5, 2017, at Lakeside Cemetery in Loveland. A fund has been established in Wayne’s name to be used to plant a tree or place a bench in one of Loveland’s parks. Memorial donations to honor Wayne may be sent to Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home, 1102 North Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO 80537.

David Bassler
David Bassler

David Basssler

David L. Bassler, 53, died on Thursday, April 13, 2017, after a brave, seven-year battle with cancer. He always fought hard, never gave up or complained. Dave lived his life in full speed up until the last several months. Dave had many joys in life; his family, playing volleyball, and tinkering with anything that needed fixed.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, at Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 3860 Asbury Rd. Family greeted friends 3-8 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, at the funeral home; additional visitation will be one hour prior to services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Dave was born on Aug. 25, 1963. His parents were Eugene and Genevieve Bassler of rural Jackson County. Dave was the 11th child of 12. He attended school in Otter Creek and Andrew, Iowa. He was always known for being very athletic and full of energy. Over the years Dave had several nicknames, including Super Dave, Baz and Giselle Boy. Many people knew Dave because of his involvement in volleyball; he had a vertical leap that others envied, and he covered a lot of ground.

Dave started his own construction business, Super Dave Construction, in the mid-90s. You may have seen his superman logo on his truck or trailer. Everything he learned was self-taught, and he was self-motivated to learn every aspect of construction. He was always willing to lend a hand and help a fellow neighbor or friend with their projects.

Dave met Teresa in 2004 and they soon realized they were the one for each other. They married in 2007 and their two families became one. Teresa was a friend, companion and guiding light for Dave.

He was always known for his great sense of humor. Whether it be the funny shirts he would wear, funny jokes he would say, or the funny faces he would make. No matter the situation, Dave could always make anyone laugh. Even while fighting this battle, he found a way to make the doctors and nurses laugh. His favorite phrase was “Gotta leave ’em laughing.”

Those left to honor and celebrate his life include his wife Teresa Bassler, daughter Brianne (Adam) Fagan, stepdaughter Michelle (Bruce) Brokus, stepson Justin (Brandi) Durant, mother-in-law Marilyn Peckenschneider, and father-in-law Dennis (Bonnie) Peckenschneider; Dave and Teresa’s grandchildren: Katelyn, Addilyn, Aidyn, Stella, Kinnick and Baby Boy Fagan expected on “Papa’s Birthday”; Dave’s 11 siblings, Denise (Bob) McCarthy, Donna (Rocky) Andracchio, Louis (Mindy) Bassler, Bruce (Julie) Bassler, Mary Jean (Steve) Bock, Tim (Lori) Bassler, Bob (Ellen) Bassler, Becky (Rick) Brame, Tina Hansen, Steve (Tammy) Bassler, Paul Bassler; brothers-in-law Mark (Karen) Peckenschneider and Dean (Mechelle) Dittmer; his faithful companions Little Buddy and Gigi; in addition to his many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents Eugene and Genevieve Bassler, as well as two brothers-in-law Jerry Laufenberg and Doug Hansen.

A special thanks to Hospice of Dubuque, especially nurse Tim, for all their support.

 

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.hskfh.com

Victor Howell

Victor Howell, 80, of Sterling, Illinois, died Monday, April 10, 2017, at his home.

Survivors include his wife, Hope Howell of Sterling; one son, Victor Howell of Machesney Park, Ill.; one daughter, Vonnie Howell of South Elgin, Ill.; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews; and Logan Hawkins of Geneva, Ill., a special young man who shared Victor’s birthday.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, and four sisters.

Visitation was Thursday, April 13, from 5-6:30 p.m. at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls, Ill. Funeral services were Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Scott Porter of Abiding Word Church officiating.

An alternate visitation will be Monday, April 17, from 1-2 p.m. at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa, Iowa, with funeral services at 2 p.m. with Chaplain Colleen Petaros officiating. Burial will be at Bridgeport Cemetery in Maquoketa.

Online condolences may be sent to www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com or www.carsonandson.com.

 

Charlotte Shollenberger
Charlotte Shollenberger

Charlotte Shollenberger

Charlotte V. Shollenberger, 95, of Delmar, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at the Kahl Home in Davenport, Iowa.

Friends and family may gather in remembrance of Charlotte on Friday, April 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. A private graveside service and burial will be held from the Union Cemetery, rural Maquoketa, Iowa.

Charlotte Viola Conery was born on March 13, 1922, in Maquoketa, to Benjamin Franklin and Florence Luella (Rollf) Conery. She was a 1940 graduate of Maquoketa High School and then immediately went to work for Northwestern Bell as a telephone operator until 1946. She notably was on duty on Dec. 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor Day. 

On March 19, 1946, she married George Arthur Shollenberger in Bedford, Ohio.

Following her marriage, Charlotte became a housewife and raised a family. She was a member of the Delmar United Methodist Church, UMW, and the New Century Women’s Club in Delmar. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and her flower garden.

Those left to honor Charlotte’s memory include her children, Leslie (Susie) Shollenberger of Davenport, and Renne (Rusty) Lietz of Delmar; three grandsons, Jason (Stacey) Lietz of Solon, Iowa, Jeff (Heather) Lietz of Colfax, Iowa, and Tyler Shollenberger of Davenport; and four great-grandchildren, Bailey, Kassidy and Kobi Lietz of Solon, and Jacob Lietz of Colfax. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband George on Jan. 14, 1999; two brothers Verney and Marion; and four sisters Opal, Obeata, Beverly and Camilla.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Charlotte V. Shollenberger memorial fund has been established.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.CarsonAndSon.com. 

Donald Powlistha
Donald Powlistha

Donald Powlistha

Donald L. Powlistha, 83, of Maquoketa, passed away on Monday morning, April 10, 2017, at Crestridge Nursing Home in Maquoketa, Iowa.

A celebration of Donald’s life will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 15, from Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation was held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 14, from the funeral home. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa.

Donald Lee Powlistha was born on Jan. 29, 1934, in Maquoketa to Louis and Ruth (Fisher) Powlistha. He was a Maquoketa High School graduate and then served his country in the U.S. Army, earning an honorable discharge. 

He married Mary Jo Garrity in Maquoketa, and to this union three children were born: Richard, Michael and Donna. He later married Linda Woods Battles on May 16, 1982, in Maquoketa. She preceded him in death on Oct. 19, 2014.

Donald had a long career working for the Iowa Department of Transportation in the Road Maintenance Department. His career began while in high school, continued after the military, and totaled over 44 years, retiring on his 62nd birthday.

Donald was a member of First United Methodist Church in Maquoketa. He had been active in many community organizations including serving as a coach and past president of the Maquoketa Youth Baseball program for many years. He also was a volunteer at Ohnward Fine Arts Center in Maquoketa, where he was instrumental in the building of it. Other organizations he was involved in were the Jackson County Tourism Council and Friends of the Maquoketa Caves.

Donald enjoyed playing cards, making fudge at Christmastime for his kids, woodworking, going to all the shows at Ohnward, and traveling. He was family-oriented and especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Those left to honor Donald’s memory include his children, Richard (Jerrie) Powlistha of Clinton, Iowa, Michael (Becky) Powlistha of Clinton, Iowa, Donna (Jerry) Gilbert of Antioch, Ill., and Lisa Battles Hinz of Maquoketa; five grandchildren, Kristy Powlistha, Thomas James Gilbert, Matt Gilbert, Jacob Powlistha and Wyatt Hinz; one great-grandchild, Jeremiah James Gilbert; two step-grandchildren, Travis Sumpter and Zach Sumpter; and a brother-in-law, Willard “Bill” Woods of Maquoketa. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister Doris; brothers Robert, Charles and Gerald; son Larry Lynn Battles; and his wife Linda.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to Ohnward Fine Arts Center in Maquoketa.

Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.

Donna Paine

Donna Marie Paine (nee Jones) born in Nashua, Iowa on Aug. 4, 1936, passed away in the home of her youngest daughter Jan. 23, 2017, at the age of 80. 

She was preceded in death by her mother, Bernice Zwanziger, and her father, Victor Jones, twin sister Doris McGinn, and sister Beverly Massey.

She is survived by her sister Marilyn Mead of Charles City, her daughter Sandra Struck, (Brian Stephens) of Largo, Florida, her son Mark Paine (Teresa) of Billings, Montana, her daughter Kelly Paine of Covington, Washington, and her grandchildren Kally Kuhlmann, Katelyn Harlow (Jason), Seth Kuhlmann, AJ Paine, Luke Paine, Anna Paine, Oliver Westervelt, Rheagan Harlow and Avery Harlow. 

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. April 22, 2017, at First Congregational Church, 502 N. Jackson St., Charles City, Iowa 50616. 

 

Pamela Feller
Pamela Feller

Pamela Feller

Pamela Feller, 60, of Maquoketa passed away at the University of Iowa Hospitals on April 9, 2017. 

Her funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 13, at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 12, from 4-8 p.m. at Lahey Funeral Home in Maquoketa. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. 

Pamela Krabbenhoft was born on Oct. 31, 1956, to Donald and Arlis (Hayward) Krabbenhoft. She attended and graduated from Andrew High School. She married Allen Feller on April 30, 1983, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa. She worked for Wright Law Office as a legal secretary. 

Pamela was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa. She enjoyed playing board games, cards, and watching the Hallmark channel. She also loved going for car rides and spending time with her family. 

Those left to cherish her memories are her children, Ryan (Sarah) Feller of Maquoketa and Shelby Sue Feller of Maquoketa; one grandchild, Nella; sisters Brenda Bartels, Lori (Russ) Houston, both of Maquoketa; brothers Dennis “Butch” (Mary) Krabbenhoft of Fairbank, Roger Krabbenhoft (Lori Millard Richmond) of Clinton, and Mike (Kate) Krabbenhoft of Andrew.

She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, brother-in-law Norman Bartels, and two nieces, Holly and Brittney Hicks. 

Memorials may be directed to her family in her honor.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.laheys.com

Connie Yarolem
Connie Yarolem

Connie Yarolem

Connie J. Yarolem, 69, of Baldwin, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at her home in rural Baldwin, Iowa.

Friends and family may gather in remembrance of Connie on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Cremation will follow the visitation, and burial will be at a later date.

Connie Jean Currie was born on May 27, 1947, in Maquoketa, Iowa, to James and Shirley (Burback) Currie. She grew up in Baldwin, attended Baldwin schools, and graduated from Maquoketa High School. She married Robert Yarolem on Dec. 18, 1965, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He preceded her in death on March 5, 1996. 

Connie had worked in the housekeeping department, first at Maquoketa Care Center and lastly at Wheatland Manor, for a combined 20 years. 

Connie enjoyed taking care of her animals, plants, gardening and being outside with nature. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Those left to honor Connie’s memory include her children, Randy Yarolem of Baldwin, Rusty (Cherie) Yarolem of Stilesville, Ind., and Cheri (Ron) Chase of Oxford Junction, Iowa; 17 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son Jamie on March 2, 2014, and a daughter-in-law, Lisa Yarolem on Sept. 7, 2016.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Connie Jean Yarolem memorial fund has been established.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.CarsonAndSon.com. 

E. Mel Stiles
E. Mel Stiles

E. Mel Stiles

E. Mel Stiles, 99, of Maquoketa passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2017, at Maquoketa Care Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.

His funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, April 12, at 11 a.m. with a visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa until the time of service. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Maquoketa. 

Lahey Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Mel Stiles was born on March 25, 1918, to Nicholas and Barbara (Kass) Stiles in Harmony, Minnesota. He attended Goose Lake High School. He married Bernice Geber on May 16, 1946, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa. Bernice and Mel owned and operated Stiles Cleaners for many years, worked at Kendall’s Menswear and after retirement he was a greeter at Wal-Mart.  

Mel was a member of the U.S. Army Anti-Aircraft Division – Pacific Theater in World War II. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, of O’Connor-Regenwether VFW, and a past member of Maquoketa and Timber City American Legion Post #75.

Those left to cherish his memories are his several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Bernice, four brothers, and four sisters.

Memorials may be directed to his family in his honor.

YeVon Zismer
YeVon Zismer

YeVon Zismer

YeVon E. Zismer passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her children on April 4, 2017. 

Celebration of her life was held at Lahey Funeral Home on April 10, with visitation two hours preceding services at 11 a.m. with her Pastor Nathan Combs officiating. Burial was held at Evergreen Cemetery.

YeVon was born, oldest of 11 children, to Otto and Rowena (Speights) Barnes on Oct. 9, 1921, in Arkansas, moving to Oklahoma in a covered wagon as a small child, where she lived until she moved to California as a young wife and mother.

She married Oren W. Dees on June 21, 1940. To this union a daughter and son was born. He preceded her in death in 1976.

She later married John W. Zismer on Nov. 13, 1957, and moved with him to Delmar, Iowa, in March 1959 where they farmed until buying the commercial property at the newly founded Leisure Lake in 1968 where they had a grocery store, dance hall and restaurant. They later sold this business and moved back to Maquoketa in 1976 where she worked in many restaurants as a cook and was head cook at Sacred Heart School for eight years, a job she thoroughly enjoyed and talked often of the students she served.

She taught many classes of painting, sewing, crochet, knitting, etc., in local schools. In 2013 she had the honor of being chosen as Grace Tubbs Volunteer of the Year, being nominated by the Monmouth Quilters, receiving many honors, one of which was meeting and receiving her award from the governor of Iowa. She was involved with the Ladies Legion Auxiliary, Maquoketa Garden Club, Jackson County Historical Society, Maquoketa Quilt Guild, Monmouth Quilters and starting the sewing group Honeybee’s in her church (Faith Community) where she was a member.

She enjoyed gardening and had huge gardens, both vegetable and flowers, and kept her family and friends well supplied. One year she canned over 400 quarts of produce by herself. She was a great fisherwoman, catching “tons” of fish that she enjoyed giving away. She enjoyed hard work and gave all her best.

She is survived by daughter Aurilla Stormes of Clinton, son Kenneth Dees of Maquoketa; granddaughter Glenda Stormes-Bice (Andrew) of Ames, Iowa; great-granddaughter Jennifer Naeve of Boone, Iowa; one brother and two sisters from California; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death are her parents, both husbands, four brothers, three sisters, a son-in-law Glenn, and granddaughter Ginger YeVon.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Jackson County, who has our deepest thanks for their compassionate hearts and comforting hands. A special thanks to Ruth and Alliza who cared for her so tenderly as she made ready to greet Jesus, her Lord and Savior. 

Other memorials may be made to Faith Community Church “Honeybees” which is now lead by her good friend Francie Good.

Louise Miller
Louise Miller

Louise Miller

Louise J. Miller, 94, of Maquoketa, Iowa, died on Monday, April 3, 2017, at the Davenport Lutheran Home in Davenport, Iowa.

A celebration of Louise’s life was held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 7, at United Church of Christ in Maquoketa. Visitation was held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be at the Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa.

Louise Jeanette Beaton was born on Aug. 9, 1922, in Maquoketa, to Roy Grover and Blanche Irene (Petersen) Beaton. She was a graduate of Maquoketa High School. She married Paul “Jack” Schwenker on March 3, 1945, and to this union three children were born: James Gregory, Bill and Jon. In 1969 she and “Jack” divorced and on Nov. 2, 1973, she married Howard John Miller in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He preceded her in death on Feb. 18, 1982.

After her high school graduation, Louise worked as a telephone operator for three years. Upon her marriage to “Jack” she worked as a switchboard operator at Wright-Patterson Air Force base in Dayton, Ohio, during World War II for two years. After returning home, she worked at the Jackson County Auditor’s Office for three years and later volunteered at the Jackson County Public Hospital and delivered Meals On Wheels.

Louise was a member of the United Church of Christ in Maquoketa, The Tuesday Club, Maquoketa American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, and the WOCT (Women of the Old United Church).

Louise enjoyed playing cards, going for coffee with her sisters and friends, going for car rides, taking trips, going to the casino, watching the Hawkeyes and Cubs on television, and traveling with her husband Howard. Additionally, she liked flowers and being outdoors. She especially loved spending time with her family and friends.

Those left to honor Louise’s memory include her children, James Gregory (Josie) Schwenker of Davenport, Iowa, Bill (Bonnie) Schwenker of Maquoketa, and Jon (Arden) Schwenker of Maquoketa; a sister, Nancy (Bill) Mayberry of Maquoketa; three grandchildren, Aaron (Angie), Mark and Dillon; three great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Nola and Brooks; and several nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Howard, and sisters Evelyn Reynolds and Janis Luett.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to Compassus Hospice.

 

Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.

Lorna Wissink
Lorna Wissink

Lorna Wissink

Lorna Karsten Wissink, 91, was peacefully taken by God to his everlasting kingdom on March 29, 2017. 

For the last three years, Lorna made her home at Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community Linden Place. 

She is survived by two daughters, Deborah Wissink Sapp of Seattle, Wash., and LeAnn Wissink of Carlsbad, Calif.; and grandchildren Karlyne and Chandler Sapp. 

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Mildred and Erwin Karsten, and brother Myron Karsten.

Lorna lived an active life working in the banking industry in Andrew, Iowa, until she retired and moved to Waverly from Maquoketa, Iowa. She also spent time in Arizona. 

Lorna is best known for her involvement with Wartburg College, Bremwood, Bartels and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Lorna loved to restore old things, buildings and antiques. She had a passion for singing and choral music. She had an astute mind for numbers and details. She was always on the alert to find ways to help others. She is known for her colorful fashion and grace. She was a loyal friend and devoted mother.

Services to celebrate Lorna’s life will be held on Wednesday, April 5, at 11 a.m. in Good Shepherd Chapel at Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community, 1922 5th Ave NW, Waverly, reception to follow.

Memorial donations can be made in Lorna’s name to Wartburg College or Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community. Cards may be sent to LeAnn Wissink, 2322 LaCosta Ave. Unit E, Carlsbad, CA 92009-6925.

Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is assisting the family with arrangements, phone 319-352-1187 or visit www.kaisercorson.com  

Margaret Helmold
Margaret Helmold

Margaret Helmold

Margaret Helmold, 95, passed away on Tuesday March 28, 2017, at Clarence Nursing Home. 

Funeral services were held on Friday, March 31, at 1 p.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Clarence with Pastor Tommi Boeder officiating. Burial followed at St. John’s Cemetery. Visitation was held from 11 a.m. until service time at the church.

Margaret was born the daughter of Lee and Martha (McKenzie) Anderson on Sept. 7, 1921, on the family farm in rural Tipton. She married Herman Helmold on Aug. 8, 1940, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. He died Nov. 27, 2010.

Mrs. Helmold was a farmer’s wife most of her life until they moved to Clarence in 1978. At the age of 52 she started working at the nursing home at various positions until her retirement at the age of 75.

The last six years she spent at the Clarence Senior Living complex and enjoyed the music programs and playing cards with her friends. But most of all she spent most of her days putting jigsaw puzzles together with her sidekick Millie Mingst.

Margaret is survived by her two daughters, Janice Bock of Sebring, Fla., and Beverly Skladzien of Maquoketa; son Allen (Deb) Helmold of Lowden; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and a great friend, Millie Mingst.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters; a brother; son-in-laws Neil Bock and Robert Skladzien; and great-granddaughter Alex Brown. Please direct online condolences to www.chapmanfh.com.

Shelly Avery

Shelly Boster Avery, 52, of Clinton, Iowa, passed away on Friday, March 24, 2017, from a lifelong disease at Mercy Living Center in South Clinton.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. for her on Saturday, April 1, at Lost Nation Cemetery in Lost Nation, Iowa. Lahey Funeral Home is assisting the family at this time.

Shelly Lynn Boster was born on June 6, 1964, to Raymond and Patricia Boster. She attended Mason City schools until January 1974 at which time the family moved to Lost Nation. Shelly attended DeWitt schools and graduated from DeWitt High School in 1983. She married briefly and had three children, Kolby, Samuel, and Alia.

She is survived by her mother Pat Boster; three children, Kolby Avery of Des Moines, Samuel Avery of Des Moines, and Alia Avery of Lost Nation; special friend Ron Kitchen; and best friend Jane Lund.

She is preceded in death by her father and grandparents.

Memorials may be left to the family in her honor.

Online memorials may be left for the family at www.laheys.com

 

Eileen Lawrence
Eileen Lawrence

Eileen Lawrence

Eileen Lawrence, 90, of Eldridge passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf, Iowa. Per her wishes cremation rites have been accorded. 

A celebration of life will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 31, at St. Ann’s Church, Long Grove, Iowa. Visitation will be an hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House. Online condolences can be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com.

Eileen was born Jan. 19, 1927, in La Porte City, Iowa, the daughter of George and Elizabeth (McGovern) Moran. She was united in marriage to John F. Lawrence on Dec. 27, 1947, at Assumption Church in Cresco, Iowa. He preceded her in death on May 2, 2000. 

Eileen was an excellent cook and her family loved her Sunday dinners, especially Grandma’s gravy. She was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed sewing beautiful dresses for her granddaughters. She and her husband enjoyed traveling and together they took many cruises to interesting parts of the world. 

Those left to honor her memory include her son, John (Pam) of Bettendorf; granddaughters Sara Lawrence of Davenport, Rachel (Kyle) Loussaert of Eldridge, Kristin (Jared) Stecker of Bettendorf; great-grandchildren Lily, Mya and Owen; and sister Lois Barnes of Texas. 

In addition to her parents and husband, Eileen was preceded in death by three sisters. 

The family thanks the staff at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House for their kindness and their loving care.

Joan Ibraimi
Joan Ibraimi

Joan  Ibraimi

Joan R. Ibraimi, 71, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017, at Genesis Medical Center, West Campus, in Davenport, Iowa.

Friends and family may gather in celebration and remembrance of Joan on Friday, March 31, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Cremation rites have been accorded.

Joan R. Moravec was born on June 6, 1945, in Cicero, Illinois, to Erwin and Elizabeth “Edith” (Herazin) Moravec. She was a graduate of Morton High School in Cecero, Illinois. She married Sefadin “Safo” Ibraimi on April 19, 1994, in Sycamore, Illinois.

Joan had first worked for General Electric and then traveled to Germany where she worked for one and a half years. Upon returning to the United States, she worked for over 25 years as a waitress at various restaurants including the Country Charm, Fisherman’s Inn and the Mill Race Inn. She retired to Maquoketa and had lived here for over 20 years.

Joan enjoyed volunteering at the Jackson County Humane Society. She liked animals, riding horses in her younger years, and loved painting. She was a wonderful artist who could make anything. She enjoyed making items such as stuffed animals, clothing, ornaments and paintings and giving them as gifts.

Those left to honor her memory include her husband, Sefadin “Safo” Ibraimi of Maquoketa; children Monica Quigley of Goreville, Ill., and Chad (Julie) Krawczyk of Buncombe, Ill.; five grandchildren; brother Jim Moravec of Eagle, River, Wis.; and sister Gladys Owens of Wheaton, Ill.. 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to the Jackson County Humane Society.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.CarsonAndSon.com.

Timothy Kelly
Timothy Kelly

Timothy Kelly

Timothy J. “Tim” Kelly, 73, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Mercy Hospital, North Campus, in Clinton, Iowa. 

A celebration of Timothy’s life will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 27, at the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held prior to the funeral from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, March 27, at the funeral home. A graveside service and burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, at Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa.

 

Timothy James Kelly was born on Feb. 13, 1944, in Kansas City, Kansas, to Michael “Mike” and Catherine Wilma (Hougham) Kelly. His family moved to Maquoketa when he was a baby, and he graduated from Maquoketa High School in 1962. He married Jane Ann Jerome on Dec. 24, 1968, in Maquoketa, Iowa. To this union two children were born: Michael and Jason.

 

“Tim” was involved in the automobile industry and worked as an automobile mechanic for many years. He first worked at his dad’s DX station in Maquoketa. In 1966 he worked for Rasmussen Motor Company in Maquoketa until 1975. He then owned and operated Kelly’s Auto Repair until 1982 when he again worked for Rasmussen Motor Company and Brad Deery Motors, retiring in 2007.

 

“Tim” had been a Boy Scout Leader for a number of years. He was an avid piano player giving many private lessons through the years as well as accompanying students for the Maquoketa Middle School and the Maquoketa Community High School solo contests. He loved taking fishing trips to Minnesota.

 

Those left to honor Timothy’s memory include his wife Jane Kelly of Maquoketa; sons Michael (and fiancé Shawn Blake) Kelly of Maquoketa, and Jason (and girlfriend Jennifer Ritter) Kelly of Inver Grove Heights, Minn.; three grandchildren, Tim, Michaela and Logan Kelly, all of Maquoketa; and a great-grandson, Sam Kelly of Maquoketa.  

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Timothy J. “Tim” Kelly memorial fund has been established.

 

Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.

Bulah Gade
Bulah Gade

Bulah Gade

Beulah Gade, 92, of Wheatland, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2017, at Wheatland Manor in Wheatland, Iowa.

Her funeral service will be held at Union Presbyterian Church in Lost Nation on Thursday, March 30, at 11 a.m.; a visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. before the service. Burial will be held at Pinehill Cemetery in Wheatland.

Beulah was born on Oct. 2, 1924, to Walter and Mabel (Scott) Horstmann. She attended Lost Nation High School and graduated in 1942. She went on to Marycrest College and earned a degree in teaching. She taught for over 40 years.

She married Hubert Gade on Dec. 28, 1946, at Zion United Church of Christ in Lowden. She was a member of Union Presbyterian Church in Lost Nation, Teachers Union Association, Presbyterian Women Circle, and was very active in Hearthstone.

She enjoyed knitting, and was always making craft items. She was a great softball player, enjoyed roller skating and ice skating, and loved puzzles, word finds, and Scrabble.

Those left to cherish her memories are her three daughters, Patricia Gade of Lost Nation, Pamela (Al) Richmann of Lost Nation, and Greta (Lee) Gade-Gabrielson of Eagle River, Alaska; seven grandchildren, Kristen (Jamie) Livingood, Nathan Eric Dickman, Aubury (Shane) Dodge, Amanda (Jeff) Holdgrafer, Adam (Amanda Scharff) Richmann, Alex Hagge and Cole Hagge; six great-grandchildren, Reece Dodge, Mya Dodge, Alia Holdgrafer, Case Holdgrafer, Brooklyn Richmann, Lauren Scharff-Campbell and Ezra Livingood: sisters Dorothy Russell of Clarence and Lola Barner of Monticello; and brother Harold Lloyd Horstmann of Kerrville, Texas.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Hubert, and two brothers, Darrell and in infancy Norman.

The children give special thanks to the staff at Wheatland Manor and the volunteers who took care of our Mother.

Memorials may be given in Beulah’s honor to Union Presbyterian Church, Camp Courageous, or Wheatland Manor.

Online memorials may be left for the family at www.laheys.com

Paula Felderman

Paula Ann Felderman, 59, of Baldwin, Iowa, passed away on Monday evening, March 20, 2017, at Ennoble Manor in Dubuque, Iowa.

A public graveside service and burial celebrating Paula’s life was held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 24, from the Andrew, Iowa, Cemetery. There is no visitation. The Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family.

Paula Ann Felderman was born on Dec. 3, 1957, in Albany, Indiana, to Loren Alvin and Ethel (Sims) Felderman. She moved to Iowa in the early 1960s and was a graduate of Maquoketa High School.

Paula had done some babysitting in her younger years, worked at Happy Joe’s for a short time and lastly at DAC, Inc. in Maquoketa for several years. She had been a member of the First Baptist Church in Maquoketa and had transferred to the East Iron Hill Community Church in recent years.

Paula enjoyed being outside and doing chores such as mowing the lawn. She loved helping her best friend, Phyllis, who was handicapped.

Those left to honor Paula’s memory include a brother, Leon Felderman, of LaMotte, Iowa; sisters Lori Felderman and Leah Felderman, both of Oklahoma, and Linda Ellithorpe of Preston, Iowa; and her best friend with whom she lived with, Phyllis (Richard) Hovey of Baldwin, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.

Gertrude Mohrfeld

Gertrude (Gert) Mohrfeld, 95, passed away at Iowa River Hospice Home in Marshalltown, Iowa, on March 21, 2017.

Gert was born May 11, 1921, in Pilot Grove, Iowa, to Henry and Clara (Stueckerjurgen) Umthun. 

On April 2, 1940, she married Theodore “Toby” Mohrfeld at St. James Catholic Church, St. Paul, Iowa. Together they farmed in the St. Paul area for over 55 years. When they retired, they moved to Ft. Madison and helped their son start up Matt’s Greenhouse. Gert enjoyed working in the greenhouse for many years. Her life centered around the two most important things in her life, her Catholic faith and her family.

Left to cherish her memory are her eight children: Mary Claire of Ames, James (Helen) of Tomball, Texas, Ted (Paula) of Mt. Pleasant, Richard (Peg) of Ft. Madison, Anne (Leroy) Schulte of Marshalltown, Jean (Leroy) Anderson of Maquoketa, Dan (Brenda) of West Point, Matthew (Beth) of Ft. Madison, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Preceding her in death were her husband Toby and their daughter Adele (Delli).

Visitation is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 24 at King-Lynk Funeral Home in Ft. Madison, Iowa. A prayer service will follow the visitation. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Mary’s Church in Ft. Madison at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 25.

The family requests no flowers. Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart School in Maquoketa to continue Gert and her husband Toby’s lifelong support of Catholic education.

 

 

Harold Becker

Harold W. Becker, 93, died Saturday, March 4, 2017, in Albuquerque, NM. 

He was born July 28, 1923, in Bloomfield, Iowa. After graduating from Delmar High School, Harold joined the Navy and served in World War II

He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Masonic Lodge, and Order of the Eastern Star, and a member of the Baptist Church.  He was a retired aerospace engineer for Martin Marietta. 

“Hal” never met a stranger. He had a joke for every occasion, and he enjoyed fishing and gardening.  

He was preceded in death by his beloved wives, Clara L. Becker and Winifred L. Becker, and one grandson, Craig Becker. 

Survivors include two sons, David L. Becker and wife Jan of Port Coquitlam, B.C., Canada, and Steven C. Becker of Rio Rancho, NM; one daughter, Teresa M. Becker, of Killen, AL; one stepdaughter, Jean Simpson, of San Luis Obispo, Calif.; brother Duane Becker of Leavenworth, Kan.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; plus nephews and nieces.  

Riverside Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Internment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery.

 

 

Beverly Bix
Beverly Bix

Beverly Bix

Mrs. Beverly Ann Brix, 83, of Grand Mound, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Genesis-West, Davenport, Iowa.

Mrs. Brix, the former Beverly Ann Stellrecht, was born Oct. 11, 1933, to Milo and Hazel (Hansen) Stellrecht, in Muscatine. After graduating from Davenport High School, Bev worked for as a switchboard operator at Bell. She was united in marriage to Wayne H. Brix on Feb. 21, 1959, at St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, Davenport. The couple farmed in the northwest Davenport area until 1976 when they moved to a farm north of Delmar, where she worked as a school cook. They retired to Fairfield Bay, Ariz., in 1988. They returned to Iowa in 1996, residing in Grand Mound. Wayne preceded her in death on March 31, 1997.

She was member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Grand Mound. Bev was a devoted farm wife. She enjoyed the G.E.M. group, playing cards, jigsaw puzzles, and crocheting blankets for Project Linus.

Surviving are children, Kent (Karen) Brix of Grand Mound, Keith (Dawn) Brix of Maquoketa, Kalyn (Tim) Gutormson of South Dakota and Karla (Brian) West of Kansas, and daughter-in-law, Sherry Brix of Park View; 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert (Darlene) Stellrecht; a sister Lynn (Dan) Murphy; numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Kevin Brix, on Feb. 25, 2017.

Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. Friday, March 17, 2017, at Schultz Funeral Home, Grand Mound. A service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 18, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Grand Mound, with Pastor Denise Anderberg officiating. Burial will be at Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

Condolences may be expressed and a photo tribute viewed at www.schultzfuneralhomes.com.

Greg Littell
Greg Littell

Greg Littell

Funeral services for Greg D. Littell, 57, of  Davenport, will be 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at Cunnick-Collins Mortuary, Davenport. Burial will follow at Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery, Davenport. Family will greet friends on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to service time at the mortuary.

Cunnick-Collins Mortuary and Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements.

Greg passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.

Greg Donnel Littell was born on May 25, 1959, in Davenport, the son of Don and Joan (Buck) Littell. He married Kimberly Frazier on May 14, 2016, in Davenport. Greg worked as a dairy manager for Jewel Osco for 31 years.

He was an avid Cubs fan. He had an extensive record collection and Batman collection. 

Survivors include his wife Kimberly; parents Don and Joan Littell; sister Pam (Dan) Bailey; mother- and father in law Jill Frazier and Terry Frazier; sister-in-law Laurie (Brandon) Wilkins; brother-in-law Bill Frazier; nieces Lydia Wilkins and Amanda (Brittany) Tower; and nephews Luke Wilkins and Justin Bailey. 

Memorials may be made to Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf or the family.

Remembrances and condolences may be made to the family at www.cunnick-collins.com.

Alberta Edwards
Alberta Edwards

Alberta Edwards

Alberta Mae Edwards went to be with her Savior on March 14, 2017, at Genesis Medical Center, East Campus, in Davenport, Iowa, at the age of 92.

A celebration of Alberta’s life will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa.

Alberta Mae Smith was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on Aug. 18, 1924, to Albert and Mertie (Eastman) Smith. Upon the death of their mother in 1928, Alberta and her two sisters were raised in Fulton, Iowa, by their maternal grandparents, Isaac and Mae Eastman. She received her education there in a one-room schoolhouse. She married Vernon L. Edwards on April 5, 1941.

Alberta was a person who loved and served the Lord and her family. She was employed briefly at both Jackson County Regional Medical Center and Clinton Engines, but her real work was devotedly caring for her husband and children and helping in whatever way she was needed by her extended family, friends and church. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Maquoketa for over 50 years.

Alberta is survived by a son, Richard (Terrie) Edwards of Hermiston, Ore.; daughter Bonnie (Steve) Vehrs of Maquoketa; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister Bonnie Stoll of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; one nephew; and four nieces.  

She was preceded in death by her husband, an infant grandson, her parents, her maternal grandparents, a sister- and a brother-in-law, Lilliath and Ross Hovey, and her brother-in-law Carrol J. Stoll.

Alberta’s family is so grateful to Maquoketa Care Center for their kindness and care during the final months of her life.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.  

Marcella Dorsey
Marcella Dorsey

Marcella Dorsey

Marcella L. Dorsey, 88, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Banner Desert Hospital in Mesa, Arizona. 

A celebration of Marcella’s life will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 20, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held prior to the funeral on Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in East Iron Hill Cemetery, rural Maquoketa.

Marcella Louise Morehead was born Oct. 22, 1928, in rural Maquoketa to Theodore Walter and Myrl Marie (Miller) Morehead. She was educated in country schools and graduated from Maquoketa High School in 1946. She married David F. Cormack on March 21, 1948, in Maquoketa. To this union one child was born, Kathleen Joanne. 

Marcella and David later divorced and on Aug. 15, 1966, in Elko, Nevada, she married J. Willard Dague. He preceded her in death on Aug. 23, 1988. Marcella later married Robert Dorsey of Maquoketa on Aug. 17, 2002, in Maquoketa.

After high school, Marcella had worked in Cedar Rapids as a bookkeeper for a short time then at the Emeline General Store for five years. She then became a housewife and mother raising a family.

Marcella had attended the East Iron Hill Community Church where she was active in the church Ladies Aid. She was an excellent cook and host of family gatherings, and an excellent seamstress who sewed many of her own clothes and Kathy’s clothes when she was younger. She loved vegetable and flower gardening and in her earlier years enjoyed fishing, hunting and horseback riding. In retirement, she loved traveling and camping with Bob in their motor home and had spent winters in Arizona since 1998.

Those left to honor Marcella’s memory include her husband Robert “Bob” Dorsey of Maquoketa; daughter Kathleen Joanne (Larry) Schooley of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; stepchildren Margaret Ann Smith of Cedar Rapids, John Dague of Maquoketa, Cindy (Jerry) Schau of Monmouth, Iowa, Karen (William) Mize of Fairmont, Okla., Tom (Sue) Dorsey of Hannibal, Mo., Pam (Bill) Thompson of Iowa City, Iowa, and James (Denise) Dorsey of San Marcos, Texas; sisters Mildred Wilcox of Maquoketa, Lorraine Makeever of Monmouth, and Joyce Clark of Delmar, Iowa; brother Ronald (Linda) Miller of Moline, Ill.; two grandchildren, Brian Schooley and Bradley Schooley; six great-grandchildren; 16 step-grandchildren and 26 step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Willard, great-grandson Brenden Schooley, and step-great-grandson Brody Bellinger.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Marcella L. Dorsey memorial fund has been established.

Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.

Donald Andrews

Donald C. Andrews, 84, of Iowa City, died Saturday morning, March 11, 2017, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Iowa City.

Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Lensing Funeral Service in Iowa City. Entombment with military honors will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City. Visitation was held Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to the Iowa City VA Hospital.

Don was born Aug. 23, 1932, in Urbana, Iowa, the son of Harold and Velma (Craft) Andrews. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War from 1951 to 1955.

Don worked at Owens Brush/Oral B Laboratories and was a member of Roy Chopek/Walter “Bud” Ott American Legion Post 17 in Iowa City. He was also a member of County Johnson Irish.

Don was joined in marriage to Margaret Kutcher on April 5, 1975.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret; a sister, Cherie (Jeff) Tampir of Maquoketa; stepchildren Laurette Linnell of Iowa City, Virginia (Varney) Young of Rochester, Iowa, and C. Michael Deatsch of Herman, Missouri; daughter-in-law Donna Deatsch of Florida; six step-grandchildren; 12 step great-grandchildren; two step-great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; two cousins, Judy Clark and Arlene Comon of Prescott, Arizona.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister-in-law Dean and Donna Andrews, and step-great-great-grandchild, Kaleb.

 

 

Lincoln Usher
Lincoln Usher

Lincoln Usher

Lincoln L. “Linc” Usher 89, of Maquoketa, Iowa, and formerly of Delmar, Iowa, passed away on Sunday afternoon, March 12, 2017, at Crestridge Nursing Home, Maquoketa.

A celebration of Lincoln’s life will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Andrew, Iowa, Cemetery.

Lincoln L. Usher was born on Feb. 28, 1928, in Maquoketa, to Ralph L. and Edna M. (Redinger) Usher. He was a U.S. Army veteran during the Korean Conflict. He married Beverly June McCutcheon on Dec. 24, 1973, in Long Grove, Iowa.

Lincoln was employed at Caterpillar in Davenport, Iowa, in the machine repair department.

He enjoyed gardening, especially roses, and woodworking. He was a member of the Maquoketa American Legion Post #75.

Those left to honor Lincoln’s memory include his wife, Beverly, of Maquoketa; children, Wanda (Richard) Tracy of Monmouth, Iowa, Ron (Wendy) Usher of Menahga, Minn., Terrill (Shirley) Saunders of Spragueville, Iowa, Galen (Janet) Saunders of Maquoketa, Gary (Holly) Saunders of French Camp, Calif., Susan (Dan) Healey of Spokane, Wash., and Zoe (Jim) White of Crete, Neb.; daughter-in-law Kathy Usher of Oxford Junction, Iowa; many grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and sister Hazel of Pulma, Ohio. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; son Gary Usher; two grandsons, Luke Saunders and Kenny Hart; two brothers; and four sisters.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Lincoln L. “Linc” Usher memorial fund has been established.

Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.

Donald Risinger
Donald Risinger

Donald Risinger

Donald C. Andrews, 84, of Iowa City, died Saturday morning, March 11, 2017, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Iowa City.

Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Lensing Funeral Service in Iowa City. Entombment with military honors will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City. Visitation was held Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to the Iowa City VA Hospital.

Don was born Aug. 23, 1932, in Urbana, Iowa, the son of Harold and Velma (Craft) Andrews. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War from 1951 to 1955.

Don worked at Owens Brush/Oral B Laboratories and was a member of Roy Chopek/Walter “Bud” Ott American Legion Post 17 in Iowa City. He was also a member of County Johnson Irish.

Don was joined in marriage to Margaret Kutcher on April 5, 1975.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret; a sister, Cherie (Jeff) Tampir of Maquoketa; stepchildren Laurette Linnell of Iowa City, Virginia (Varney) Young of Rochester, Iowa, and C. Michael Deatsch of Herman, Missouri; daughter-in-law Donna Deatsch of Florida; six step-grandchildren; 12 step great-grandchildren; two step-great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; two cousins, Judy Clark and Arlene Comon of Prescott, Arizona.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister-in-law Dean and Donna Andrews, and step-great-great-grandchild, Kaleb.

Charlene Kingsley
Charlene Kingsley

Charlene Kingsley

Charlene E. “Cheri” Kingsley 79, of Bernard, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at her home in Bernard.

A celebration of Cheri’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18, at New Hope Presbyterian Church at 4209 Locust Street, Davenport, Iowa. Visitation will be held prior to the funeral beginning at 10 a.m. Cremation rites have been accorded.

Charlene Elizabeth Newsom was born on Aug. 30, 1937, in Gilmer, Texas, to William A. and Govie E. (Harrison) Newsom. She was a 1956 graduate of the Blytheville High School in Blytheville, Arkansas. She later attended business school in Blytheville. She married Daniel D. Kingsley on Feb. 24, 1967, in Blytheville.

Cheri had worked as a sales associate/model, a social worker, a cashier at a car dealership, and  most of her career was as a sales and donation administrator at Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, Illinois.  

Cheri enjoyed fishing, playing slot machines, and visiting with friends and relatives.

Those left to honor Cheri’s memory include her husband, Daniel of Bernard, Iowa; children Tammy Mirfield of New Albany, Mississippi, Timothy (Ruth) Kingsley of Maquoketa, Iowa, Anthony (Carollyn Gehrke) Kingsley of Davenport, Iowa; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and brother John (Patricia) Newsom of Mason, Tennessee.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, one great-grandson, Caleb, and two brothers and one sister. 

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to Hospice of Dubuque.

Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com. 

Penny Kleeman
Penny Kleeman

Penny Kleeman

Penny Jo Kleeman, 65, of Harlingen, Texas, passed away March 9, 2017. 

Penny was born on Valentine’s Day 1952 in Maquoketa, Iowa. After graduating from Maquoketa High School in 1970, she attended St. Luke’s Nursing School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

Penny worked for 43 years as a registered nurse. During her career, she worked at many places, including Valley Baptist Medical Center, Golden Palms, Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District, and the Veteran’s Affairs Administration. Penny spent her last 15 years working with her second family at Harlingen Medical Center.

Penny is survived by sons Michael (Megan) Mazik and Nicholas Mazik; sisters Connie (Alex) Herriges, Susan (Michael) Mitchell, and Amy (Jeff) Murphy; granddaughters Lauren and Ellie; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Mona Kleeman.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 16, at 3 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1406 E. Austin Ave., Harlingen, Texas. Local arrangements are under the direction of Heavenly Grace Funeral Home and Crematory, (956) 797-5500. A memorial service will be held in Iowa at a later date.

Penny’s family especially thanks Amy Flores, Barbara Disbennett and all of the staff at Harlingen Medical Center for their dedication and compassion in the recent days. Memorials may be sent to Harlingen Medical Center, Penny Kleeman Memorial, c/o Amy Flores, 5501 S. Expwy. 77, Harlingen, Texas 78550.

Donald Risinger
Donald Risinger

Donald Risinger

Donald L. Risinger 91, of Rock Island, Illinois, and formerly of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday morning, March 8, 2017, at the Hope Creek Care Center in East Moline, Illinois.

A celebration of Donald’s life will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 14, at the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa.  Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, March 13, at the funeral home. 

Donald L. Risinger was born on Aug. 2, 1925 in Maquoketa, Iowa, to James and Hattie (Whitmore) Risinger. He was a World War II Navy veteran. He married Mary Lou Alexander on April 16, 1946, in Maquoketa, Iowa. She preceded him in death on Sept. 9, 2000. 

Donald was employed by Alcoa in Davenport, Iowa, for 40 years as an expediter.  

Donald enjoyed gardening, flowers, coin collecting, genealogy and collecting angel figurines.  He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars-Post 1303 in Rock Island, Illinois.  

Those left to honor Donald’s memory include his children, Deborah (Howard) Lewis of Milan, Illinois, and Cynthia (Richard) Caldwell of Rock Island, Illinois; one granddaughter, Heather (Nick) Masengarb.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, eight brothers and seven sisters.    

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Donald L. Risinger memorial fund has been established.

Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.

Harold Myatt
Harold Myatt

Harold Myatt

Harold E. “Bud” Myatt, 94, of Elwood, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice house in Bettendorf, Iowa.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 12, from the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa.  Private family services will be held at a later date.  Burial will be in the Elwood, Iowa Cemetery.

Harold E. “Bud” Myatt was born on Aug. 17, 1922, in Clinton, Iowa, to Thomas and Marie (Richter) Myatt. He was a 1939 graduate of Elwood Consolidated High School and then graduated from the Maquoketa Community College in 1941.  He was a veteran of the Army Air Corps during World War II.  

He married Lois Schultz on June 5, 1943, in Wichita, Kansas. Lois preceded him in death on May 15, 2016.  

Harold was a lifelong farmer in the Elwood, Iowa area. He also was on the Board of Directors of the Maquoketa State Bank for 36 years. He also was a member and Director at the Maquoketa Country Club for many years.  

Harold enjoyed the Chicago Cubs, Iowa Hawkeyes, bowling, golf (in earlier days), playing cards, and following his kids sports.

Those left to honor Harold’s memory include children Larry (Beverly) Myatt of Greensboro, Ga., Ann (Bruce) White of Ann Arbor, Mich., Tom (Linda) Myatt of Oro Valley, Ariz. and David (Cathy) Myatt of Bettendorf, Iowa; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, son Hal on June 1, 1984, grandson Andrew Myatt, one brother and one sister.  

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to the Ohnward Fine Arts Center in Maquoketa, the Maquoketa Family YMCA or the Elwood Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.

Rollie Schoenherr
Rollie Schoenherr

Rollie Schoenherr

Rollie Tyler Schoenherr, 39, of Maquoketa, Iowa, died on Monday, March 6, 2017, in Portage, Wisconsin.

A celebration of Rollie’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 11, from the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held from 9:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2017, from the funeral home. Burial will be in the Hickory Grove Cemetery, rural Monmouth, Iowa.

Rollie Tyler Schoenherr was born on Sept. 29, 1977, in Maquoketa to Rollie and Patricia (Bliss) Schoenherr. He was a 1996 graduate of Maquoketa Community High School and had attended Indian Hills Community College for a short time. He had lived in Maquoketa with his longtime partner and mother of his children, Jill Yousse, for over 10 years.

Rollie had worked as a truck driver for various trucking companies and recently made his dream of becoming a self-employed owner/operator a reality.

Rollie was a member of the Jackson County Horse and Harness Association and the Jackson County Snowmobilers Association. He enjoyed horses, snowmobiling, four-wheeling, camping, riding dirt bikes, and roping. He especially enjoyed taking snowmobiling and four-wheeling trips with his family.

Those left to honor Rollie’s memory include his longtime partner and mother of his children, Jill Yousse, of Maquoketa; children Wyatt Schoenherr and Brecklyn Schoenherr, both of Maquoketa; his mother and stepfather, Patricia and Ron Shady of Cincinnati, Iowa; brothers Randall (Jennifer) Schoenherr of Monmouth, Iowa, Rodney Schoenherr of Maxwell, Iowa, Oscar Schoenherr of Monmouth, and Dwight (Kathy) Schoenherr of Cascade, Iowa; sisters Lucreca (Dennis) Houston of Maquoketa, Lucinda (Rick) Turnis of Cascade, Loretta Schoenherr of Louisiana, Tonya (Allan) Waller of Bernard, Iowa, Sheila (Reggie Gillis) Schoenherr of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Patricia (John Montgomery) Schoenherr of Mystic, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Rollie, and two sisters, Valerie and Lynn.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Rollie T. Schoenherr memorial fund has been established.

Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.

Daniel Kaczinski
Daniel Kaczinski

Daniel Kaczinski

Daniel Joseph Kaczinski, 55, passed away at home in East Moline March 7, 2017, of colon/liver cancer. 

A natural passing wake was held. Private graveside will be held and interment will be at the family plot in the Andrew, Iowa cemetery by Pastor Judy Heinrich. Lahey Funeral Home in Maquoketa is caring for the family at this time.

Daniel was born on Feb. 5, 1962, at the Jackson County Public Hospital to Mavis (Keeney) Kaczinski and Duaine John Kaczinski Sr. He was baptized by Pastor Harold Kumpf in First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Daniel grew up on the family farm at Petersville, Iowa. He graduated early, at age 17, from Delwood High school, class of 1980. He entered the Marines for four years. Daniel graduated from Marine Refrigeration/Heating and air conditioning school. After his discharge Dan worked all his working years in commercial R/H/A in the Quad Cities.

Daniel enjoyed camping, boating and fishing with his companion, Kim, and his children.

Left to cherish his memories are his companion, Kim McReynolds; his four children, Garret Kaczinski of DeWitt, Iowa, Joseph Kaczinski of Grand Mound, Iowa, Dylan Kaczinski (Eleana Buckley) and their son Emmett of DeWitt, and Rachel Kaczinski of DeWitt; his mother Mavis Keeney Kaczinski of Petersville; his father Duaine Kaczinski Sr. (Deb Soldaat) of Hurstville, Iowa; niece Kaitlyn (Wayne) Brewington and their son Raleigh of Columbus, Ga.; aunts, uncles, cousins and his many friends.

Preceding him was his only sibling, brother Duaine John Jr., an Army major, in 2009; grandparents John Kaczinski, Arlene (Peters) Kaczinski, Stern and Melvin (Violet) Felderman Keeney.

May Daniel and those preceding him rest in peace.

Memorials may be directed to Hospice or First Lutheran Church.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.laheys.com

Robert Gerlach
Robert Gerlach

Robert Gerlach

Robert Lee Gerlach, 77, of Springbrook, passed away peacefully Monday morning, March 6, 2017, at his home in Springbrook.

A Mass of Christian burial was held Thursday, March 9, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Springbrook. 

Robert was born on Oct. 5, 1939, on the family farm in rural Jackson County, son of Anton Henry and Dorothy (Ries) Gerlach. He married Carol Helmle on Nov. 23, 1963, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church.

Robert was an easygoing, laid-back and kind-hearted man who was always there for others in need. He farmed all his life and truly enjoyed all of it. Robert appreciated even the smaller tasks. In his later years “Papa Bob” loved giving his grandchildren rides on his Bobcat.

Robert was an active member in the community and his church. He was treasurer for Washington Township, a member of the Bellevue American Legion, Knights of Columbus, and the Springbrook Fire Department. As a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, he served in any way that was needed.

Bob will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife of 52 years, Carol Gerlach of Springbrook; seven children, Jeff (Kelly) Gerlach of Springbrook, Jodi (Randy) Heine of Hampshire, Illinois, John Gerlach of Houston, Texas, Chuck (Basia) Gerlach of Davenport, Chad (Beth) Gerlach of Springbrook, Carrie (Joshua) Pitts of LaMotte and Shelby (fiancé Ben Harman) Gerlach of West Des Moines; 14 grandchildren; and two sisters, Duetta Banowetz and Darlene Helmle.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers John and Kenneth, and sister Delores Banowetz.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Marquette Catholic Schools in Robert’s name.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.hachmannfuneralhome.com.

H. Walter Zimmermann
H. Walter Zimmermann

H. Walter Zimmermann

Mr. H. Walter Zimmermann, 86, of rural Lost Nation, Iowa, died Thursday afternoon, March 2, 2017, at Maquoketa Care Center.

He was born Oct. 15, 1930, in Lowenstedt, Germany, to August and Marie (Thomsen) Zimmermann. Walter was educated in German schools and learned the trade of gardener. 

He immigrated to the United States on his 25th birthday. Walter first came to Nebraska, then Clinton County. He married Angela Eden on Feb. 18, 1961, in Grand Mound. The couple farmed at rural Bryant, then north of Maquoketa, later settling south of Lost Nation. Walter milked up to 38 Holstein cows. 

For 16 years Walter grew vegetables and with the help of his wife, sold produce at the Mississippi Valley Growers Association in Davenport. He was known for the best tomatoes at the market.

He enjoyed playing Solitare, 500 with his children and Skat and Doppelkopef with his longtime friends. Walter loved to be the “dog” during deer hunting season and he loved the timber.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Angela; children Gretchen (Gary Porter) Zimmermann of Grinnell, Elaine Zimmermann of Marion, Amy Zimmermann of Cedar Rapids, Paul Zimmermann of Kellogg, and Denise (Brandon Blietz) Zimmermann of Iowa City, Roger (Nicole) Zimmermann of Lincoln, Nebraska; grandchildren Adrian Zimmermann, Kendra Blietz, Riley Zimmermann, and Hanna, Ryan, Piper and Luke Zimmermann; sisters Greta Ipsen of Germany, Marielene Isacson of Sweden; brothers Otto, Herman and Uwe; cousins Fred, Herb and Pete Friedrichsen of the United States; and numerous nieces and nephews of Germany and Sweden.

Preceding Walter in death were his brothers Albert, Willi, Adolf, August and Johann, all of Germany.

The family received relatives and friends at Schultz Funeral Home, Grand Mound from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 5, 2017. A service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 6, in the funeral home with Pastor Denise Anderberg officiating. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery, Calamus. 

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to the Lost Nation First Responders.

Express condolences and view a photo tribute at www.schultzfuneralhomes.com.

Mary Manning

Mary M. “Marge” (Baker) Arterburn Manning was born Sept. 15, 1927, at DeSoto, Missouri, to Rilla Rowena Baker. 

After her mother’s death at age 5 she was raised by her grandparents Hiram and Mollie (Hall) Baker Graves at Rolla, Missouri. They moved to Jackson County, Iowa, where Mary attended rural school at the Red School House. 

The family moved back to Rolla where Mary was married for a short time before meeting serviceman George K. Arterburn of Beatrice, Nebraska. They moved to Beatrice, where their children were born and raised. Mary became part of her new community serving as PTA president for Stoddard School and president of the Firefighter’s Ladies Auxiliary.  

After Mary and George divorced, she married her country school sweetheart, Robert D. Manning, and moved back to Jackson County, Iowa, where they made their home. They were married almost 40 years, his death occurring in 2013. 

She returned to Beatrice most recently until her death on Feb. 24, 2017, at the age of 89. She loved her cats, gardening, sewing, crocheting and most of all visiting with family and friends.

She leaves to mourn her passing the following children: William (Elmeda) Arterburn of Beatrice and their children Bill (Bobby) Arterburn of Topeka, Kansas, and Christine (Greg) Crannell of Beatrice; G. “Keith” (Fran) Arterburn of Gresham, Oregon, and their children Matt Arterburn of Lawrence, Kansas and Julie (Kris) Evensen of Fairview, Oregon; Michael (Lesa) Arterburn of Beatrice and their children Gina (Gary) Barber of Omaha, Nebraska, and Rachel (Jacob) Dostal of Albuquerque, New Mexico; the late Rowena (Mark) Thomas of Beatrice and children Tammie Vacek of Lincoln, Nebraska, Dustin Thomas of Lincoln, and Courtney Thomas of Beatrice. She was blessed with numerous great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are her first husband, George Arterburn in 1997, her daughter Rowena “Ronnie” (Arterburn) Vacek Thomas in 1998, and her second husband, Robert D. Manning in 2013.

Memorial services will be held 10 a.m., Friday, March 10, at Harman-Wright Mortuary Chapel in Beatrice, with Dennis Holst officiating. Inurnment will be in the Evergreen Home Cemetery, Beatrice. There is no visitation but a book is available online at www.harmanwrightmortuary.com Harman-Wright Mortuary & Crematory, Beatrice, in charge of arrangements.

 

Jacqueline Giddings
Jacqueline Giddings

Jacqueline Giddings

Jacqueline “Jackie” L. Giddings, 87, of Miles, Iowa, died Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Alverno Health Care Facility, Clinton, Iowa. 

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 9, at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Preston, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, the funeral home. Burial will take place in Sterling Cemetery, rural Miles, Iowa. Family and friends are invited to share in Jackie’s life at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com.

Jackie was born July 24, 1929, in rural Sabula, Iowa, the youngest daughter of Henry and Mary (Peters) Gruhn. She attended Iowa Township Country School. Jackie married Ralph Giddings, Jr., on Oct. 19, 1952, at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Sabula. They celebrated 54 years of marriage until Ralph’s death in December 2006.

Jackie worked at the Clinton Garment Factory and the Oxford Speaker Factory in Sabula for many years. She worked other miscellaneous jobs in addition to farming with her husband. Jackie attended Miles Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed crocheting, reading, quilting and baking. Most of all, she cherished the time spent with her family and good friends, Harold Mootz and Myrna and Doug Warner.

Jackie will be missed by her children, Jerold (Marilyn) Giddings of Sabula, Iowa, Rachel Burken-Griffin of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Ann Sanger of Miles, Iowa; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, with one on the way; four great-great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law Diane Giddings of Preston, Iowa; and her special son-in-law, Tom Burken of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. 

She is preceded in death by her husband Ralph; parents Henry and Mary; son David; siblings Margaret Gray, Hazel Johnson, Dorothy Keil, Mary Ann Elliott, Frances Keil and Anna Catherine Gruhn; two sons-in-law, Steve Sanger and Kent Griffin; and grandson-in-law Scott Marburger.

Veda Gruenhagen
Veda Gruenhagen

Veda Gruenhagen

Veda I. Gruenhagen, 93, of Davenport, passed away March 3, 2017, in Davenport.  

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 9, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1122 West Central Park Ave., Davenport. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Runge Mortuary. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com.

Veda was born Aug. 3, 1923, in Wyoming, Iowa, the daughter of Dillon (Sr.) and Ida (Warren) Propst. She attended Jackson County schools, graduating from Monmouth High School. On Aug. 9, 1959, she married Hugo W. Gruenhagen in Maquoketa, Iowa.  He preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 1990.  

Her memberships included Trinity Lutheran Church and Friendship Force of the Quad Cities. She enjoyed traveling, spending time with her grandchildren, and family activities.

Survivors include her children, Richard D. Gruenhagen, Ron L. Gruenhagen, Sandra Walker and Carolyn J. Arivett; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.  

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers: Dillon, Jr., Ira “Bud” and Howard Propst.

Barbara House
Barbara House

Barbara House

Barbara “Barb” Jo House, 77, of Tripoli, died Thursday, March 2, 2017, at Whispering Willow Assisted Living in Fredericksburg, Iowa.

Barb was born July 30, 1939, in Maquoketa, Iowa, the daughter of Glenn and Wilma (Edwards) Sherman. In 1952, she confirmed her faith at the RLDS Church in Fulton, Iowa. She graduated from Maquoketa High School with the class of 1957. On Sept. 21, 1958, she was united in marriage to Vernon House at the RLDS Church in Maquoketa.

Barb was richly blessed with a strong business acumen. She was instrumental in the success of all of the family businesses over the years. From House’s Barn Needles & Yarn, Barb’s Togs and Stitches, and House-Loebig Enterprises, her attention to detail and endless pursuit of excellence made the businesses thrive. In 2007, she and Vernon sold the business and retired.

Barb collected dolls and enjoyed quilting. She was always a true lady – so personable and kind. She was so very proud of her family and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Barb is survived by her husband, Vernon of Tripoli; four children, Pam (Kevin) Caster of Cedar Rapids, Lisa (Leon) McNeilus of Waverly, William House of Johnston, and Leslie Reed of Waseca, Minnesota; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren with one on the way; and two brothers, Darwin Sherman of Washington, Iowa, and Jim (Jill) Sherman of Metamora, Illinois. 

She is preceded in death by her parents and a sister-in-law, Pat Sherman.

Memorial services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, March 6, 2017, at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly. There will be no visitation as Barb has been cremated. Memorials may be directed to the family for a later designation. On-line condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com

Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is in charge of arrangements; call 319-352-1187.

Maurna McAndrew
Maurna McAndrew

Maurna McAndrew

Maurna McAndrew, 60, of DeWitt, passed away on Feb. 27, 2017, at Genesis Hospital in DeWitt.

Funeral Mass was held on Friday, March 3, at 1 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Maquoketa. Visitation was held at Lahey Funeral Home in Maquoketa on Thursday, March 2, from 4-7 p.m., with a vigil service at 7 p.m. Burial was held at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Maquoketa following the service.

Maurna was born on April 10, 1956, to William and Joyce (Budde) McAndrew. She graduated from Andrew High School in 1947 and attended Mt. St. Claire College in Clinton. She worked at the Rock Island Arsenal for 32 years. She spent the last five-and-a-half years living at West Wing Place in DeWitt.

Maurna enjoyed computers, board games, Bingo and any games of chance. She really enjoyed her nieces and nephews, and loved to visit with babies.

Those left to cherish her memories are her mother, Joyce McAndrew; sisters Linda (Jack) Johnson of Solon, Patty (Duane) Hogans of Des Moines, Julie (Michael) Delaney of LaMotte, Anne Albrecht (Rich Temple) of Parker, Colorado, and Kerry (Ryan) Hentges of Lakeville, Minn.; brothers Dennis (Angie) McAndrew of Maquoketa, John McAndrew (Leslie Schmelzer) of Delmar, William (Ann) McAndrew of Wildwood, Mo., and Thomas McAndrew of Denver, Co.

She is preceded in death by her father William McAndrew; grandparents Alfred and Lucille Budde of Maquoketa and Francis and Mary McAndrew of Wyoming.

Memorials may be directed to West Wing Place in DeWitt.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.laheys.com. 

Lucille Neal
Lucille Neal

Lucille Neal

Lucille Caroline Dorothy Schumann Neal, 105, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at Maquoketa Care Center.

A celebration of Lucille’s life will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held prior to the funeral beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa, immediately following the service.

Lucille Caroline Dorothy Schumann was born on Jan. 7, 1912, in Maquoketa, Iowa. She was the daughter of Edward and Mary (Hansen) Schumann. She married Wilbur Neal on June 1, 1936, in Maquoketa. He passed away on Sept. 26, 1967.

Prior to her marriage, Lucille taught for six years at Myatt School in rural Jackson County. During World War II, Lucille and Wilbur lived in Nebraska, South Dakota, and parts of Iowa. After returning to Maquoketa, they farmed for many years in both Delmar and Maquoketa.

Lucille was a member of the Maquoketa Federated Women’s Club, joining in 1945. She was also a member of the Eastern Star for over 60 years and was a past Worthy Matron. She was a longtime member of the Maquoketa Country Club and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. She enjoyed playing bridge and euchre and belonged to many card clubs. 

She was a lifelong fan of the Chicago Cubs and the Iowa Hawkeyes. Lucille also was a great cook and hosted many family dinners until she was in her mid-nineties. She was known as “Grandma Lou” and the “cookie grandma.” Traveling was another of her favorite things to do. Lucille and her friends went on innumerable bus trips throughout the United States.

Those left to honor Lucille’s memory include a daughter Connie (Don) McDonald of Maquoketa, and a son Clark (Paula) Neal of Goodyear, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Jane (Russ) Long of Maquoketa, Don Jay McDonald of Mantua, Ohio, Kimberly (Chris) Church of Cedar Park, Texas, Jason (Tiffany) Neal of Magnolia, Texas, and Shawn Neal of Allen, Texas; and seven great-grandchildren, Andrew Long, Lucas Long, Rebecca Church, David Church, Taylor Neal, Jaden Neal, and Brady Neal.  

Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a granddaughter, Lynne D. McDonald.

Family was very important to Lucille. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was extremely proud of them and their achievements. The family thanks the staff at Maquoketa Care Center for their compassionate care of our loved one. 

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials can be made in Lucille’s honor to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church or the Jackson County Humane Society.

Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.  

Thomas Koehler
Thomas Koehler

Thomas Koehler

Thomas J. Koehler, 83, of Maquoketa, died suddenly on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa.

A casual celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 3, at Salem Lutheran Church in Andrew, Iowa. Fellowship will be enjoyed following the service.

Tom was born on Nov. 1, 1933, in Lansing, Mich., the son of Donald and Marjorie (Nelson) Koehler. He attended Eastern High School, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, and graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in engineering.

On Sept. 7, 1958, Tom was united in marriage to Janet Meyers at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lansing. He retired from the Rock Island Arsenal in 1993 to enjoy farming full-time. 

Tom loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed tinkering with equipment, growing tomatoes in the greenhouse, and being with his dog, Tony.

Tom is survived by his wife; three sons, Gene of Maquoketa, Kurt (Donna) of Griffin, Ga., and Ted (Karla) of Monticello; a sister, Sue (Bill) Cain of Lansing; four grandchildren, Andy, Brett, Lauren and Leah Koehler; and two great grandsons, Zach and Zayne Koehler.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial donations may be made to Salem Lutheran Church or Alzheimer’s Association.  

Yvonne Bradshaw
Yvonne Bradshaw

Yvonne Bradshaw

Yvonne T. “Bonnie” Bradshaw, 65, of Clinton, passed away, Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at Mercy North Hospital, Clinton. 

A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, March 4, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, DeWitt. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the service hour at the church. The Clinton Chapel Snell-Zornig Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with the services. Burial will follow the celebration of life at the Calvary Cemetery, Grand Mound.

Yvonne was born Nov. 21, 1951, in Dubuque, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph and Jean (Dierckx) Bradshaw. She was a 1970 DeWitt High School graduate. Yvonne had been employed as an inventory auditor at Family Dollar in Maquoketa and had been employed at Carlon.

Survivors include her special friend, Dale Baker of Morrison, Illinois; sisters Pat (Bob) Nolan of Davenport, Iowa; Mary Jo (Mike) Kreger of Arlington, Texas; Kathleen Tague of DeWitt, Iowa, and Teresa Bradshaw of Arlington, Texas; brother Tom (Ruth) Bradshaw of Shawnee, Kansas; her mother, Jean Bradshaw of DeWitt; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father and her brother, Ted Bradshaw.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the Mercy Healthcare Foundation.

Online condolences may be expressed by visiting www.snellzornig.com.

Betty Neiderhiser
Betty Neiderhiser

Betty Neiderhiser

Betty Arlene Neiderhiser, 91, of Clarence, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at the Clarence Senior Living.  

Celebration of life gathering will be from 10 a.m. until noon on Thursday, Feb. 23, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Cedar Rapids, located at 2121 Bowling Street SW.  Burial will be in Rogers Grove Cemetery near Ely.

Betty was born Dec. 20, 1925, in rural Jackson County, the daughter of Davis and Hazel (Watters) Saunders.  She graduated from Maquoketa High School. She was married to Arland Rowan, Melvin Twigg, and Robert Neiderhiser.  She worked for Blunck Adamson Insurance Agency in Grand Mound for 17 years. Betty loved to dance and enjoyed her grandchildren.

Betty is survived by her son Joseph Rowan of Iowa City; her daughter Karen (LeeRoy) Proesch of Wheatland; four grandchildren Heath Proesch, Heather (Eric) Gross, LeeAnn (Dan) Chase and Laurie (Bill) Edwards; five great-grandchildren Heath Jr., Paten, Dakota, Logan and Gillian; a great-great-granddaughter; and her sister Carol Benson of Wisconsin. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, a grandson Rex Rowan, two brothers Earl (Eva) Saunders and Merlin “Toby” Saunders.

Memorials may be directed to the family. 

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.broshchapel.com

Harry Wagner
Harry Wagner

Harry Wagner

Harry N. Wagner, 83, of Bellevue, reunited with his wife in heaven on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 23, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, in Bellevue. Visitation for Harry will be held from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday evening at Hachmann Funeral Home & Cremation Service and again Thursday morning from 9-10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Harry was born on Jan. 6, 1934, in Bellevue, Iowa, son of Clarence and Rosetta (Steichen) Wagner. He married Phyllis Wagner on Aug. 23, 1955, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Springbrook, Iowa.

He served in the armed forces from 1956 to 1958. During that time Harry and Phyllis had the opportunity to live in Germany. After returning from Germany, Harry worked at Clinton Engines in Maquoketa, Iowa. He then worked at John Deere while working the family farm north of Bellevue with his parents, wife and children.

Harry’s pastime was visiting with others. For many years, Harry met every morning with his “coffee club” members where stories and good laughs were shared. He enjoyed visiting with his friends, family members, and most recently, his association list included the staff and residents at Mill Valley Care Center. He strategically placed his chair in his room at Mill Valley so he could look in the mirror to see who was coming down the hallway and offer a big greeting to them before they even got close to his door. Harry made conversation with whomever crossed his path.

Anyone who knew Harry quickly recognized that he was a man with a great sense of humor. He always had a funny story to share or a memory from the good ole days, a joke to tell or a prank to play on someone, especially his grandchildren. He loved teasing his grandchildren and calling them by the “pet name” he made up for them. As much as he joked around with his children and grandchildren, he never missed a beat when it came to their personal lives. He remembered them on birthdays and talked with them about school, extracurricular activities, jobs, or significant others. Harry usually had a memory to share of his own or offered some words of wisdom.

When Harry was not visiting with others he enjoyed watching or listening to a good basketball game or reading the paper.

Those left to honor his memory include his children Jeff (Paulette) Wagner, Jodi (Mark) Banowetz, and Joel (Kristi) Wagner, all of Bellevue; and five grandchildren Joshua Wagner, Tyler Banowetz, Lindsey Banowetz, Taylor Wagner and Alyssa Wagner; one sister Betty (Wayne) Steichen; two sisters-in-law Sharon (Maynard) Kloft and Cheryl (Loran) Roling; and brother-in-law Roger Budde.

He was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis, his parents, and sister-in-law Linda Budde.

Arla Edwards
Arla Edwards

Arla Edwards

Arla F. Edwards, 76, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Saturday morning, Feb. 18, 2017, at Crestridge Nursing Home in Maquoketa.

A public graveside service and burial celebrating Arla’s life will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, from Harmony Cemetery, Zwingle, Iowa. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa.

Arla Faye Burmahl was born on Feb. 9, 1941 in Maquoketa to Henry and Alverda (Hinke) Burmahl. She was a 1959 graduate of Maquoketa High School and later that same year married the love of her life, Robert Jerry “Bob” Edwards, on July 5, 1959, in Maquoketa. To this union five children were born: Pam, Sherri, Doug, Robert and Arlan.

Arla had worked as a waitress at the Green Mill Cafe in Maquoketa, then as a bartender, first at The Legion and most notably at Slip’s Inn. Lastly, she worked as a CNA at Crestridge Nursing Home in Maquoketa.

Arla was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Club in Maquoketa and a former member of Harmony United Church of Christ in Zwingle. She enjoyed playing bingo, gardening, listening to country music, sitting outside in the sun, and keeping up with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Those left to honor Arla’s memory include her children, Pam (Mark) Neudorff of Iowa City, Iowa, Sherry (Kevin) Zeimet of Bellevue, Iowa, Doug (April) Edwards of Delmar, Iowa, Robert (Shaun) Edwards of Maquoketa, and Arlan (Carmen) Edwards of Coon Rapids, Minn.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother Robert “Bob” (Judee) Burmahl of Wyoming, Iowa; and sister Bonnie Harms of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert “Bob” on July 26, 1989, sister Margaret Davison, and brother George Burmahl.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, an Arla F. Edwards memorial fund has been established.

Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.

Donna DeMoss
Donna DeMoss

Donna DeMoss

Donna M. DeMoss, 78, of Monmouth, Iowa, passed away Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at Unity Point Health Finley Hospital in Dubuque after a long and courageous battle with ill health. When her family rallied around her in the hospital bed, there was standing room only. As a testament to the outpouring of love the family had for Donna, they managed to fit more than 30 people in her hospital room to say a prayer.

A celebration of Donna’s life will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa, Iowa. A memorial visitation for family and friends will be held prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Hickory Grove Cemetery, rural Monmouth.

Donna Mae was born on April 4, 1938, in Maquoketa to Gary and Alice (Howard) Liston. Her dad died at an early age, and her mom later remarried Frank Risden who adopted Donna and her siblings. She was educated in Maquoketa Schools and later earned her Certified Home Health Certificate. She married Joseph Franklin DeMoss on Jan. 21, 1954, in Iowa City, Iowa. He preceded her in death on Feb. 13, 2009.

Donna was a homemaker and mother who farmed with her husband for many years. She had also worked at Clinton Engines in Maquoketa for six years and as a home health aide for more than 20 years.

Donna enjoyed watching her birds, playing Euchre, “Ladies Day” Mondays, four wheeling in the timber, going “up north” to the casinos, and hunting mushrooms and ginseng. She especially loved spending time with her family and friends. No one was a stranger at Donna’s house and she treated everyone who visited like family.

Those left to honor Donna’s memory include her children, Donald (Sylvia) DeMoss of Baldwin, Iowa, Doug (Pam) DeMoss of Monmouth, Brenda (Tim) Groves of Baldwin, and Steve (Susie) DeMoss of Maquoketa; daughter-in-law Kim DeMoss of Dubuque, Iowa; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; brothers Gerald (Kaye) Risden of Gilbert, Iowa, and Vincent (Sharon) Risden of North Liberty, Iowa; numerous nieces and nephews; and three grand-dogs, Molly, Bella and Herkie.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Annabell, Martha, Barbara and Mary; her husband Joseph; infant daughters Cindy Lou and Sandy Sue; and son Thomas F. DeMoss on Sept. 5, 2016.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Donna M. DeMoss memorial fund has been established.

Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.

Betty Hainstock
Betty Hainstock

Betty Hainstock

Betty Jane Schroeder Hainstock, 89, of Maquoketa, passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at the Clarence Nursing Home in Clarence, Iowa.  

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lost Nation at 10:30 a.m. Visitation was held Monday, Feb. 20 from 4-7 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Burial was at Lost Nation Cemetery. Lahey Funeral Home is assisting the family at this time.

Betty was born on May 15, 1927, to Carl and Martha (Rechterman) Schroeder. She was born and raised on the family farm west of Lost Nation. She attended school at Mt. Ida country school kindergarten through eighth grades. She went on to Lost Nation High School for grades 9-12. Betty and her friends sometimes had to make the three-mile walk to school. During World War II there was a teacher shortage. The government offered a six-week course to get a teaching certificate. Betty received the teaching certificate and taught K-8 at her old country school Mt. Ida. She also worked as a postmaster in Toronto and helped in Lost Nation, retiring in 1992.

Betty married Donald Hainstock on Oct. 19, 1947, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. They were married for 66 years. Mutual friends introduced Betty and Don. They farmed side by side on a farm west of Lost Nation where they raised their two sons, Steve and Ray. Don passed away on May 17, 2014.

Betty has had lifelong friends from childhood to today. Some of these friends were in the pinochle club they belonged to for about 60 years. She enjoyed golfing, crocheting, counted cross stitch among many other activities. She loved her family dearly.

Those left to cherish her memories are her children, Steve (Becky) Hainstock of Lost Nation and Ray (Julie) Hainstock of Wyoming; grandchildren Jeremy Hainstock of Marion, Travis Hainstock of Lost Nation, Joelle Hainstock of Burleson, Texas, Josh (Rosa) Hainstock of St. Michael Minn., and Chelsea (Adam) Sheppard of Monticello; great-grandchildren Emily and Damon Hainstock, Cruz and Cash Sheppard, and Kirvin Hainstock; sister Judy Price of Tacoma, Wash.; sisters-in-law Jeanette Schroeder of Lost Nation and Ethyl Mae (Bud) Kruckenberg of Wisconsin; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Paul, and niece Daphne.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.laheys.com.

Betty Carlson
Betty Carlson

Betty Carlson

Betty C. Carlson, 89, of Maquoketa passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, Iowa. 

Her funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, at Lahey Funeral Home in Maquoketa. A visitation was held from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, at the funeral home. Burial will be held at Mt. Hope Cemetery. 

Betty C. Griffin was born on June 10, 1927, in Belle Plaine, Iowa, to Kirk and Marjorie (Kent) Griffin. She married Victor Carlson on Dec. 19, 1948, in the Methodist parsonage in Maquoketa; he passed away on Sept. 10, 1999. 

She was a longtime homemaker, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and making candy. 

Those left to cherish her memories are her children, LuAnn (Tom) Elkins, Lori (Jim) Reuter, and Don M. Carlson; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Joan (Dude) Galloway of Lost Nation.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Victor, and brothers Tom and Jack. 

Memorials may be left to the family in her honor.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.laheys.com

Marcella O'Brien
Marcella O'Brien

Marcella O'Brien

Services for Marcella Catherine O’Brien, 99, of Salem, Oregon, were held Feb. 11 at the Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Salem. Burial was in Belcrest Memorial Cemetery in Salem. 

Marcella died Feb. 4, 2017, in Salem.

Marcella Hahn was born Oct. 6, 1917, in Grand Mound, the daughter of John and Josephine Hahn. She married Donald O’Brien on June 24, 1939, in Grand Mound. They lived in Iowa, Indiana, Florida and Oregon.

Survivors include a sister, Ruth Schau of Lost Nation; seven children, Jody O’Brien, Maureen Earls, Paul O’Brien, Linda Fowler, Rose Ochs, Jane O’Brien and Lisa O’Brien; and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara; two sons, Patrick and Michael; and her husband, Dan.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arab First United Methodist Church building fund.

Ann Wagener
Ann Wagener

Ann Wagener

Ann T. Wagener, 83, of Mill Valley Care Center, Bellevue, Iowa, formerly of Maquoketa, Iowa, died surrounded by her family at Mercy Hospital in Dubuque on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017.

Funeral arrangements were held Friday, Feb. 17, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa. Mass of the resurrection was held at 1 p.m. A Catholic Daughters rosary was said before Mass. Friends called from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Burial was held at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery.

Ann was born on Jan. 9, 1934, the daughter of Lionel and Florence (Budde) Shea of rural Maquoketa. She attended Elwood Consolidated Schools, graduating from high school in 1950. After her freshman year at Marycrest College in Davenport, Iowa, she was employed in secretarial work at Clinton Engines in Maquoketa until her marriage.

She was united in marriage to John C. Wagener on Feb. 19, 1955, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Delmar, Iowa. Ann and John made their home in Maquoketa, and raised seven children. 

Although she dealt with multiple sclerosis for most of her adulthood, Ann never let her illness keep her from enjoying life. She loved her family dearly and found ways to compensate for her physical challenges. 

She enjoyed cooking and caring for her home as well as travel and gatherings with friends. She was an active member of Sacred Heart Parish and belonged to the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. She enjoyed receiving news of their activities even when she could no longer attend meetings.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John, who died on May 12, 2014, her parents and her brothers, William and Thomas Shea.

Left to treasure her memory are her children, Nancy (Dr. Michael) Breneman of Arlington, Wash., Robert (Julie) Wagener of Maquoketa, Dr. Sharon (Robert) DeWolf of Redmond, Wash., Michael (Jill) Wagener of Maquoketa, Kay (Tom) Brotzman of Hazel Green, Wis., Mary Ann (Randy) Renner of Maquoketa, and Dr. John Pat (Amy) Wagener of Janesville, Wis.; her sister, Sr. Marilyn Shea of Clinton; sisters-in-law Dianne Shea of Maquoketa and Rose Ann Shea-Ehm (Bill) of West Des Moines; brother-in-law Le Roy (Pauline) Wagener of DeWitt; and her 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Richard Orr
Richard Orr

Richard Orr

Richard Lee Orr, 86, passed away Feb. 2, 2017, in Arab, AL.

Visitation was held 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, and the memorial service Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 11 a.m. at Arab First United Methodist Church, Arab, AL.

Richard was born March 7, 1930, in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, to Thomas Leon and Bertha Sophia (Straub) Orr.

Richard and Margaret Joyce “Toots” (Sommers) Orr, were married for 66 years. The couple married Aug. 20, 1950, at the Salem Lutheran Church in Andrew.

He graduated from Maquoketa Community High School, where he was a member of the wrestling team.

Richard spent his years in Maquoketa and Andrew, Iowa, with his family farming and working. He moved to Bettendorf, Iowa, after 1965 and worked at ARA food service and became a USDA meat inspector, until he retired and moved to Alabama.

He spent his weekends going to gun shows with his wife and shooting competitions with his brother Bobby later in life. He was a hunting enthusiast.

He and his wife “Toots” moved to north Alabama in 1995, where they were active members of Arab First United Methodist Church. 

He was a great handyman and loved to help his children with their home projects.

Survivors include his wife “Toots” of Arab; his children, Patti Mint Orr, Diana Lake, Karen Anders, Jami Russell, Juli Goetz, and Tyler Orr; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; sister Marilee Weuste, and brother-in-law and sister Larry and Barbara Koranda

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Thomas Robert (Bobby) Orr.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arab First United Methodist Church building fund.

Wanda Becker
Wanda Becker

Wanda Becker

Wanda L. Becker, 85, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, at the Hiawatha Care Center in Hiawatha, Iowa.

A celebration of Wanda’s life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Union Presbyterian Church in Lost Nation, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be in the Smithtown Cemetery, rural Lost Nation, Iowa.

Wanda Lea Reid was born at home on Feb. 24, 1931, in Jones County, Iowa, to Edwin E. and Frances M. (Post) Reid. She attended country school in Jones County through eighth grade and graduated from Onslow High School in 1948. She then received her teaching certificate from the Iowa State Teacher’s College in Cedar Falls in 1950. She married Arthur Becker Jr. on June 1, 1951, at the Onslow Presbyterian Church in Onslow, Iowa. To this union four children were born: Noel, Rick, and twin daughters Lisa and Linda.

Wanda was a farm wife who farmed with her husband in the Oxford Junction area for many years. She managed all of the day-to-day operations of the farm and the family. Prior to becoming a farm wife she had taught school for six years in Onslow, Monmouth and Lost Nation. In later years, she worked at Sherri’s Tax Service.

Wanda was a member of the Union Presbyterian Church in Lost Nation. She enjoyed dancing, and many others enjoyed her cooking. She was a fun loving person who had a spunky, natural and easy sense of humor. Spending time and traveling with her family were Wanda’s favorite things. She loved her grandpuppy “Sammy” dearly. She had a grace filled life and always thought of others first.

Those left to honor Wanda’s memory include her children, Rick (Anna) Becker of N. Barrington, Ill., Lisa (Bruce) Boldt of Fairfax, Iowa, and Linda Becker of Iowa City, Iowa; a daughter-in-law, Sandy (Mike) Becker Franzen of Monmouth, Iowa; a sister Mary (Pete) Doyle of Bella Vista, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Nathan (Janna) Becker of Monmouth, Beau Becker of Osaka, Japan, Keely Becker of N. Barrington, Ill., Jessica Boldt of Chicago, Ill., and Ben Boldt of Cambridge, Mass.; and one great-grandchild Max Becker. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Arthur (1987), a son Noel (2004), a brother Ronald Reid (2010), and a grandson Nicholas Becker (2016).

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to the Union Presbyterian Church, Smithtown Cemetery Association or the Alzheimer’s Association.

The family thanks Prairie Hills Assisted Living and the Hiawatha Care Center for the wonderful care Wanda received.

Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.

Jack Wing
Jack Wing

Jack Wing

Jack L. Wing, 86, of Dubuque, Iowa, and formerly of St. Donatus, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at Stonehill Care Center, surrounded by his loving family.

Funeral service will be at 12 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road, with the Rev. Dianne Grace officiating. Military honors by American Legion Post #6 will follow the service. Burial will be at a later date in Linwood Cemetery. Family and friends may visit after 9 a.m. Thursday until time of service.

Jack was born on Sept. 4, 1930, in Maquoketa, Iowa, the son of Ira and Gertrude (Owen) Wing. He graduated from Maquoketa High School and on May 29, 1951, he married Virginia Clary, his high school sweetheart, in Maquoketa.

He apprenticed in printing as a teenager. He worked for Bob Melvold and co-owned Stoddard Print, both in Maquoketa. He then worked for Wm. C. Brown Publishing in Dubuque for 31 years, until retirement. After retirement, he enjoyed working as a meat cutter for Kalmes Catering in St. Donatus, until the age of 85.

Jack is a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict from 1952 to 1954. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal, W/3 Bronze Service Stars, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.

He was a member of the Jaycees, American Legion, Bass Fishing Clubs, and an honorary member of the Luxembourg Society.

Jack enjoyed gardening, a good game of “bean bag toss,” making salsa and sauerkraut, which he loved to share. Jack’s hands were always busy. We will miss him so very much.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Virginia; three children, Valerie (Paul) McNally, Susan (Don) Broadwell, and Martin (Heidi Roberts) Wing, seven grandchildren and their spouses, five great-grandchildren, and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Kelly, Tom, Louis, and Owen Wing; sisters Marjorie Holtz, Genevieve Wing, and Barbara Kemp.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Hospice of Dubuque.

 

The family thanks Stonehill Care Center and staff; Dr. Monga of University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics; Dr. Mark Hermann and Dr. Garrett Ridgley; and Hospice of Dubuque for all their wonderful care and kindness they gave to Jack.

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