Obituaries articles

Loella M. Penzotti – Manchester

Loella Marilene Penzotti, 81, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, November 26 , 2015, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester.  She was born on March 30, 1934, in Rochelle, Illinois, the daughter of Sam and Bertha (Govig) Gray.  Loella was raised in the Sycamore, Illinois area and graduated from Sycamore High School. On

Neal S. Krieg – Elgin

Neal S. Krieg, 78, of rural Elgin, died Sunday, November 22, 2015, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader. Memorial Service:   11:00 am on Saturday, November 27, 2015 at Highland Lutheran Church, rural Elkader Inurnment: Highland Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Elkader Visitation: 3 to 6 pm on Friday, November 26, 2015, at Leonard Funeral Home in

Christine Steffen – Monticello

Christine Steffen, 65, of Monticello passed away Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, at Jones Regional Medical Center in Anamosa after a lengthy battle with cancer. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, at the Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wed., Nov. 25, at

Esther B. Reichenauer – Monticello

  Esther B. Reichenauer, 92, of Monticello, Iowa, died Friday morning, November 20, 2015, at the Monticello Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Monticello, Iowa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 24 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Monticello with Rev. Paul Baldwin officiating.  Interment will be in the

Kenneth Hubbard – Mederville

Kenneth Calvin Hubbard, 88 of Mederville, Iowa, died Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, at the Convalescent Home in Edgewood. His wishes were to be cremated. A family service will be held at a later date.  Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader is assisting the family.

Esther L. Scott – Strawberry Point

Esther Luella (Kramer) Scott, 92, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 12:05 p.m. at the Regional Medical Center in Manchester. She was born at 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 4, 1923, in a farm home northwest of Edgewood, known then as the Henery Bassett farm in Clayton County. The

Sherri Pasker – Manchester

Sherri Denise Pasker, 62, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away at her home on Thursday, November 19, 2015.   She was born on August 4, 1953, in Cherokee, the daughter of Keith and Earlene (Nickerson) Thompson.  Sherri was a 1972 West Delaware High School graduate and also graduated from the Dental Assistant program at Kirkwood Community College.

Mary L. Kleitsch – Monticello

Mary L. Kleitsch, 88, of Monticello, Iowa, died Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at Northbrook Care Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 4 – 8 p.m. Friday, November 20, 2015, at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 21, 2015, at the First Presbyterian Church

Joan L. Rasmussen – Waterloo,formerly of Independence

Independence – Joan L. Rasmussen, 60 years old, of Waterloo, Iowa, formerly of Independence, died on Tuesday, November 17, 2015, at Country View Care Center in Waterloo. She was born on February 3, 1955, in Independence, Iowa, the daughter of Freddie Lee and Loretta Jo (Eschen) Rasmussen. She attended school in Quasqueton, Iowa, and also

James McLeod Brown – Strawberry Point

James McLeod Brown, 95, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, died on Monday, November 16, 2015, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. He was born on July 31, 1920, in Saint Peter, Nicollet County, Minnesota, the son of Donnelly and Margaret (Campbell) Brown. Jim was a 1938 graduate of Kasson High School in Minnesota. He then