Author Archives: Mike Johnson

Roger C. Silberstein – Quasqueton

Roger C. Silberstein, 74 years old, of Quasqueton, Iowa, died on Monday, February 15, 2016, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence. He was born on March 25, 1941, in Primghar, Iowa, the son of Carl Frederick and Beata Sophia (Westphal) Silberstein. He graduated from high school in Primghar with the Class of 1959.

State Bowling Qualifying Today

Several area schools will try to make it to the state bowling tournament at the qualifying meets today.  West Delaware and Cascade will travel to Berry’s Bowling Lanes in Vinton in Class 1A District 6.  Independence will bowl at May City Bowl in Cedar Rapids in Class 2A District 5, while Western Dubuque travels to

Norma L. Petsche – Dyersville

Norma L. Petsche, 89, of Dyersville, died Monday, February 15, 2015, at Oakcrest Manor in Dyersville. Visitation will be from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at the Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville. A visitation will continue at the funeral home from 9:00- 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 18, prior

John J. Kirsch – Dyersville

John J. Kirsch, 88, of Dyersville died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester after a long illness. Friends may call from 2 – 8 Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, at the Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 2 p.m., a Knights of Columbus

Donna Mae Klingman – Manchester

Donna Mae Klingman, 85, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2016, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home in Edgewood. Donna was born on July 28, 1930, in Dubuque, the daughter of Peter and Sarilla (Pins) Thein. She attended and graduated from Central Community High School in Elkader with the class of 1947. She

Lois Hermsen – Independence

Lois M. Hermsen, 76, of Independence, IA died Monday evening, February 8, 2016 at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence. Lois was born on January 17, 1940 in Independence, Iowa the daughter of George and Bernice (McAvery) Curry. She was a 1958 graduate of the Jesup High School, Jesup, IA, and on July 29,

Bengt Eric Ferdinand Johnson – Manchester

Bengt Eric Ferdinand Johnson, 93, of Manchester, Iowa, died Sunday February 7, 2016. Visitation will be held from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Friday, February 12, 2016 at Bohnenkamp – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester. Funeral Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2016, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Manchester, with

Mary Ellen Earles – Independence

Mary Ellen Earles, 72, of Independence, Iowa died Saturday evening, February 6, 2016 at her home in Independence, IA. Mary Ellen was born on November 25, 1943 in Bath, New York the daughter of Lewis J. and Vivian G. (Turnquist) Hull. She was a 1961 graduate of the Gateway High School in Monroeville, PA. Received

Louis Eberhardt – Elkader

Louis Eberhardt, 54, passed away Sunday, February 07, 2016, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital, Guttenberg, IA. Funeral Services: 11:00 AM, Friday, February 12, 2016, at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Prairie du Chien, WI. Visitation:  2 to 6:00 PM Thursday, February 11, 2016, at Leonard Funeral Home, Elkader, Iowa and one before services at the church