Author Archives: Mike Johnson

Generose M. Bennett – rural Manchester

Generose M. Bennett, 78, of rural Manchester Iowa, passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014. She was born on May 16, 1935, near Winthrop, Iowa, the daughter of Walter and Catherine (Flanagan) Monaghan. Generose was a graduate of Winthrop High School and also graduated from Mt. Mercy College with a business degree. She worked at

Jackson Simmons – Monticello

Jackson J. Simmons, 23, of Monticello died Sunday, April 20, 2014. Friends may call from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Apr. 26, 2014, at the Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello where a memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Inurnment will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Monticello at a later date. Jackson was born


Bennett Identified as Victim in Fatal Oneida Brush Fire

Authorities have released the name of the woman who was killed in a brush fire in Oneida Sunday afternoon. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says the victim was 78-year old Genny Bennett of Oneida. Bennett’s body was found in a cornfield by Greeley firefighters after they were called to extinguish a brush fire. The Sheriff’s

Kenneth Sherrets – Independence

Independence -  Kenneth D. Sherrets, Jr., 64 years old, of rural Independence, Iowa, died on Saturday, April 19, 2014, due to an accident at his home.  He was born on August 17, 1949, in Independence, Iowa, the son of Kenneth Dale and Alberta Mae (Wells) Sherrets, Sr.  He graduated from EastBuchananHigh School in Winthrop, Iowa,

Lloyd Smith – Independence

Independence -  Lloyd E. Smith, 82 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Monday, April 21, 2014, at the BuchananCountyHealthCenter in Independence.  He was born on October 23, 1931, in Buchanan County, Iowa, the son of Wayne Charles and Sarah Ann (Cady) Smith.  He graduated from high school in Quasqueton, Iowa, with the Class of

Ruth Marie Baars Clinton Harris Moellers – Elkader

Ruth Marie Baars Clinton Harris Moellers, 95, of Elkader, died peacefully Sunday, April 20, 2014, at the Elkader Care Center. Funeral Services: 10:30 am, Friday, April 25, 2014, at Peace United Church of Christ, Elkader with Pastor Andrea Mericle officiating. Visitation: 4 to 7 pm, Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader

Viola U. Irons – Keystone , Formerly Manchester

Viola U. Irons, 93, of Keystone, Iowa (Formerly Manchester), died on Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton. She was born on February 2, 1921, in Oelwein, the daughter of Edward and Hamie (Hansel) Brown. Viola was raised and educated near Manchester. Viola was united in marriage to Harold Irons in 1937

Evelyn Stewart – Elkader

Evelyn Stewart, 88, of Elkader, died Friday, April 18, 2014 at Central Community Hospital, Elkader. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM on Monday, April 21, 2014, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Elkader, with Rev. Paul R. Peters as celebrant. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements are with Leonard Funeral

Paul Krogmann – Manchester

  Paul Thomas Krogmann, 78, of Manchester, Iowa, died on Friday, April 18, 2014, at his residence surrounded by his family.  He was born on August 13, 1935, in rural Petersburg, the son of Paul J.  and Myrtle E. (Wilgenbusch) Krogmann  Sr.  Paul was raised and educated in the area, attending SS. Peter & Paul

M. Jean Ridder – Independence

Independence -  M. Jean Ridder, 75 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Friday, April 18, 2014, at UPHAllenMemorialHospital in Waterloo, Iowa.  She was born on May 1, 1938, in Waterloo, Iowa, the daughter of Arsene Prospere and Charmion Elizabeth (Wroe) VanDaele.  She graduated from high school in Independence with the Class of 1956 and

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