Obituaries articles

Ernest “Ernie” Ellerbach – Holy Cross

A Mass of Christian Burial for 87-year old Ernest “Ernie” Ellerbach of Holy Cross will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 25 at Holy Cross. Visitation will be from 3 – 8 p.m. Monday, November 24, 2014, at Kramer Funeral Home in Holy Cross where complete arrangements are pending. Burial will be in the

Alyce M. Buschmann – Greeley

Alyce M. Buschmann, 97, of Greeley, Iowa, died Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at the Regional Medical Center in Manchester. She was born on February 4, 1917, in Greeley, the daughter of Lester and Marguerite (Work) Pilgrim. Alyce was raised in the area, and was a 1934 graduate of Greeley Consolidated School and attended Upper Iowa

John M. Olsen – Independence

Independence –  John M. Olsen, 84 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at ABCM Rehabilitation Center of Independence – West in Independence.  He was born on July 16, 1930, in Independence, the son of Chancey and Doris (Cook) Olsen.  He graduated from high school in Quasqueton, Iowa, with the Class

Vernon R. Steger – Dyersville

Vernon R. Steger, 80, of Dyersville died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at his residence after extended illnesses. Friends may call from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 21, at Kramer Funeral Home 750 12th Ave SW, Dyersville, Iowa where a scripture service will be held at 2:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be

Ambrose J. Merkes – Luxemburg

Ambrose J. Merkes, 90, of Luxemburg, Iowa died Monday, November 17, 2014 at Dubuque Nursing & Rehab. Center, Dubuque, Iowa. Friends may call from 3 – 8 p.m. Thursday, November 20, 2014, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 3 p.m. A Mass

James (Jim) Hamilton Ford – Coggon

James (Jim) Hamilton Ford, 74, of Coggon, died Sunday, November 16, at Independence. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at Murdoch Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Central City . The family will greet friends from 4:00-7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at Murdoch Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Central City

Hazel Marie Brooks – Manchester

Hazel Marie Brooks, 98, of Manchester, Iowa, died on Friday, November 14, 2014, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. She was born on April 1, 1916, in Greene County, Iowa, the daughter of John Clair and Rosetta (Strine) Kuebler. Hazel grew up in the Delaware County area. Hazel worked at the Box Factory, Elite

James Klaren – Worthington

James S. Klaren, 73, of Worthington, died Thursday, November 13, 2014, at his home in the Ellen Kennedy Living Center in Dyersville. Friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday, November 17, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 4:00 p.m. and

Ralph Digman – Dyersville

Ralph L. Digman, 85, of Dyersville, Iowa died Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at Shady Rest Care Center, Cascade, Iowa. Friends may call from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Sunday, November 16, 2014, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 2:00 p.m., a Knights of

Jimmie J. “Jim” Ledtje – Independence

- Jimmie J. “Jim” Ledtje, 77 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on November 12, 2014, at the Cedar Valley Hospice House in Waterloo, Iowa. He was born on November 10, 1937, in Waterloo, Iowa, the son of Ernest C. and Alice M. (Browne) Ledtje. He attended the Waterloo Community Schools. Mr. Ledtje served in

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