Author Archives: Mike Johnson

Evelyn R. Cook – Independence

Evelyn R. Cook, 84, of Independence, Iowa entered into her eternal rest on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Prairie Hills Memory Care Unit in Independence, Iowa. Evelyn Ruth Cook was born September 25, 1932, at home in Winthrop, Iowa the daughter of Charles and Lena Vorland Jones. Evelyn spent her childhood growing up in Winthrop and

Bernard A. Ellerbach – Dyersville

Bernard A. Ellerbach, 94, of Dyersville and formerly of Holy Cross and Guttenberg died Saturday, December 17, 2016, at Oak Crest Manor in Dyersville. Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at Kramer Funeral Home in Holy Cross.  A continued visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30

Dick J. Donnelly – Independence

Independence –  Dick J. Donnelly, 62 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Thursday, December 15, 2016, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence.  He was born on March 8, 1954, in Independence, the son of John Richard and Ruth Marie (Gapinski) Donnelly.  He graduated from high school in Independence with the Class of

Linda M. Smith – Manchester

Manchester – Iowa, formerly of Independence, Iowa, died on Friday, December 16, 2016, at the Ogden Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha, Iowa.  She was born on February 6, 1953, in Iola, Wisconsin, the daughter of George Robert and Addrenne Ann (Olson) Smith.  She graduated from high school in Independence, and then, she graduated from

Gregory “Fuzz” L. Gioimo – Dyersville

Gregory “Fuzz” L. Gioimo, 64, of Dyersville died Friday, December 16, 2016, at Finley Hospital, Dubuque.   Visitation will be held 2 – 8 p.m., Monday, December 19, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 2 pm.  Visitation will continue Tuesday from

Lulabel “Lu” Gratke Lambert – Hopkinton

Lulabel “Lu” Gratke Lambert, age 91, Hopkinton, died Thursday, December 15, 2016, at Regional Medical Center in Manchester.   Funeral services for Lu will be Monday December 19, 2016, at 11 am at the Peace United Church of Christ, 410 E Cherry St, Monticello, Iowa.  Visitation will be one hour before the service at 10

Henry Lawrence”Hank” Johnson, Jr. – Strawberry Point

Henry Lawrence”Hank” Johnson, Jr., 92, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home. He was born on May 15, 1924, in rural Bernard, the son of Henry and Margaret (Decker) Johnson, Sr. He was raised and educated in rural Bernard. After his schooling Henry worked as a

Pedestrian Struck And Killed In Clayton County

A pedestrian was struck and killed in Clayton County early Tuesday evening.  36 year old Abraham Cordero-Alvarado of Postville was traveling west-bound on Highway 18 near Falcon Avenue when his vehicle struck the pedestrian who was crossing the roadway.  The name of the victim is being withheld by the Iowa State Patrol pending notification of

Kenneth Brown – Colesburg

Kenneth Leroy Brown, 72, of Colesburg, Iowa, died on Friday, December 9, 2016, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice of Mercy in Hiawatha, Iowa.  He was born on May 3, 1944, in Colesburg, the son of Elmer K. “Mike” and Marguerite (Hansel) Brown.  He was raised in Colesburg and attended Colesburg High School. On