Author Archives: Mike Johnson

Lula Tweed – Strawberry Point

On June 7, 2015, Lula Marie (Thomas, Moine) Tweed went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus.  Services will be held at Emanuel Lutheran Church, Strawberry Point, Iowa, at 10:30 a.m., on Friday, June 12, 2015. Lula was born on March 29, 1924, to Roy and Mary (Jefferson) Thomas on the family farm in

John Lewis McMorris – Independence

Independence –  John Lewis McMorris, Sr., 89 years old, long time successful businessman and founder of Independence Corn By Products (ICBP) peacefully passed away on June 3, 2015.  The experiences of dementia did not diminish his engagement of life nor his feistiness. John was born near Weldon, Iowa, the son of William and Eliza McMorris

Joyce Frish – Indepedence

Joyce Marion Frish, 86, of Independence, passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Cedar Valley Hospice House in Waterloo, Iowa. She was born in Alta, Iowa on July 5, 1928 to Vernley L. Pedersen and Erna Espe Pedersen, the eldest of two children. She and her brother David were raised primarily on a farm.

Dorothy Ann Hilby

Dorothy Ann Hilby, 79, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Funeral Mass will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Immaculate Conception Church, Masonville. Per Dorothy’s request there will be no public visitation. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Manchester. Dorothy was born March 1, 1936, in Earlville, Iowa, the daughter of

Wilbur Glen Schultz – Elkader

Wilbur Glen Schultz, 96, of Elkader, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Elkader. Funeral Services: 11AM on Monday, June 1, 2015, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Elkader. Visitation: 9 am until service time at the church on Monday. Interment: St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Monona, Iowa Leonard Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Elkader is in

Kathryn Gorkow – Manchester

Kathryn M. Gorkow, 60, of Manchester, passed away on Monday, May 25, 2015, at St. Luke’s East Hospital in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, following a brief illness. She was born on February 25, 1955, in Manchester, the daughter of Robert and Germaine (Drees) Weigel.  Kathy was a 1973 graduate of Maquoketa Valley High School. Kathy was


Accident Near Delhi Injures One

One person was taken to the hospital following a two-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon.  According to the Iowa Highway Patrol, 50 year old David Offerman of Earlville was driving a pickup east on 210th Avenue when he attempted to make a u-turn at the intersection of 245th street, and was struck in the passenger side by

Kent W. Jessen – Strawberry Point

Kent W. Jessen, 64, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, died on May 26, 2015, at his home following a short illness. He was born in Manchester on November 2, 1950, the son of John (Jack) and Ruth (Ruegnitz) Jessen. Kent graduated from Starmont High School in 1969. On September 27, 1969, Kent was united in marriage


Memorial Day 2015

Memorial Day was observed with services all across Delaware County yesterday. In Manchester, rain forced the ceremony to be moved from the Oakland Cemetery to the West Delaware Middle School as the Manchester American Legion Post 45 was joined by the West Delaware Marching Band. Here are some of the sounds and thoughts from the