Author Archives: Mike Johnson

Louis Wessels – New Vienna

Louis C. Wessels (92) of New Vienna died peacefully at his home on May 16, 2017. Visitation will be held 3 – 8 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2017, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville.  A parish vigil service will be held at 4 pm and Edward W. Lake VFW Post 7736

Severe Weather To Possibly Impact Area This Afternoon

Another round of severe weather could impact our area today.  The National Weather Service has put all of Eastern Iowa under an “enhanced” risk of storms late this afternoon and early evening.  KCRG TV-9 Meteorologist Kaj O’mera says the storms should start in south-central Iowa: As always keep up to date on the latest severe

Mary Reidy Knipp – Marshalltown

Mary Reidy Knipp, 94, of Marshalltown and formerly of Independence and Manchester, Iowa died Sunday, May 14, 2017 at the Iowa River Hospice in Marshalltown, Iowa. Mary was born on February 15, 1923 in Monti, Iowa the daughter of John and Annie (Reilly) Monaghan. She was a 1941 graduate of the Winthrop High School, Winthrop,

Verla May Fern Bente – Garnavillo

Verla May Fern Bente, 71, of Garnavillo, Iowa, died at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City on Saturday, May 13, 2017. She was born November 17, 1945 in Guttenberg, Iowa, the daughter of Everd and Opal (Noack) Tuecke. Verla was raised and educated in the area graduating from Guttenberg High School in

Frank E. Gallup, Sr. – Independence

Independence –  Frank E. Gallup, Sr., died on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at his home in rural Independence, Iowa.  He was born on June 13, 1935, in Buchanan County, near Littleton, Iowa, the son of Ross Lester and Pearl Elizabeth (Shaw) Gallup.  He graduated from high school in Independence with the Class of 1953.  He

Kathy “Kate” Riniker – Masonville

Kathy “Kate” Riniker, 65, of Masonville, Iowa, passed away in her home after a long battle with ovarian cancer on Sunday, May 14, 2017, surrounded by her family.  She was born on February 29, 1952, in Edgewood, the daughter of Lowell and Marcella (Hyde) Elledge.  Kate was raised and educated in the area, graduating from

Emma Jean Senters – formerly of Dundee

Emma Jean Senters, 88, formerly of Dundee, Iowa, passed away due to complications of Alzheimer’s Disease on May 6, 2017, at Windmill Manor in Coralville, Iowa.  She was born on April 10, 1929, in Banner, Kentucky, the daughter of William and Virginia (Weddington) Stephens. Emma was raised in the area and graduated from Betsy Layne

Alice Johnson Foster – Lamont

Funeral services for 96 year old Alice Johnson Foster will be held at 10:30 AM Thursday, May 11 at Grace United Methodist Church in Lamont.   Burial:        Fairview Cemetery at Winthrop.   Visitation 5 PM until 8 PM Wednesday at the Grace United Methodist Church in Lamont and until services Thursday   Survivors of Alice