Author Archives: Mike Johnson

Dianne Joan Otdoerfer – Strawberry Point

Dianne Joan Otdoerfer, 59, of Strawberry Point, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at her home. She was born on November 27, 1956, in Manchester, the daughter of Clemens J. “Jack” and Joan Eustella (Nehl) Bockenstedt. Dianne began school in Dundee and then later graduated from Manchester High School in 1975. On August 30,

Loretta Vaske – Manchester

Loretta Frances Vaske, 90, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Monday, April 18, 2016, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester.  She was born on November 16, 1925,  in Worthington, the daughter of  Joseph and Margaret (Bonert) Quint.  Loretta was raised and educated in the Worthington area. On November 23, 1948, Loretta was united in

Georgia B. Sherrets – Independence

Georgia B. Sherrets, 85 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Sunday, April 17, 2016, at her home. She was born on February 22, 1931, in Independence, Iowa, the daughter of Alva Carl and Bernice Alta (Arnold) McCalley. She attended high school in Independence. On September 4, 1955, she and Donald Glen Sherrets were married

Mae Louise “Weedy” Ovel – Dyersville

Mae Louise “Weedy” Ovel, 95, of Dyersville, died Sunday, April 17, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Dyersville. Visitation will be from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday, April 22, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a CD of A rosary will be recited at 4:30 p.m. Visitation will continue

John Koresh – Elkader

John Raymond Koresh, 68, of Elkader, died suddenly Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Central Hospital in Elkader. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 19, 2016 from 4-7 pm at Leonard Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Elkader, Iowa with a one hour visitation before services at the church on Wednesday. Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 am –

Ruth Ann Nurre – Delhi

Ruth Ann Nurre, 88, of Delhi, died Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Visitation will be held Sunday, April 17, 2016, from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Clifton Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Earlville, with a 1:00 p.m. Scripture service. Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 18, 2016 at St. John’s Catholic Church,

Ed-Co Student Receives Del-Clay Scholarship

An Ed-Co student has been awarded a one-thousand dollar scholarship from the  AGCO Corporation and Del-Clay Farm Equipment.   Olivia Bailey was awarded the scholarship after students completed the application process and scored by the National FFA Organization.  The winners were selected based on supervised agricultural experience, leadership, community involvement, and academics. Olivia is a senior

Burnell Martin Kahle – Manchester

Burnell Martin Kahle, 69, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester . Burnell was born on April 8, 1947, in Guttenberg, the son of Burnell Sr. and Edith (Eilers) Kahle. He was raised and educated in the Guttenberg area. On May 17, 1969, Burnell was

Seanalee Bailey – Arlington

Seanalee LaVonne “Gilligan” Bailey, 21, of Arlington, Iowa, died Sunday, April 10, 2016 as the result of a motor vehicle on HWY 52 near Millville, Iowa. Friends and relatives of Seanalee may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Dyersville, Iowa. Friends may also call after


Arlington Woman Killed In Clayton County Crash

An Arlington woman has died from injuries received in an accident early Sunday morning.  The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office says that 21 year old Seanalee Bailey of Arlington was traveling Northbound on Highway 52 about ¼ of a mile North of Estes Point Road near Millville when she lost control. The pickup entered the East