Obituaries articles

Helen Nollen – Independence

Funeral Mass for 86 year old Helen Nollen of Independence will be held at 10:30am on Thursday, May 5th at St.Johns Catholic Church in Independence. Visitation will be 4 to 7pm on Wednesday, May 4th, and from 8 to 10am on Thursday at the Reiff Funeral Home and Cremetary in Independence. A Rosary will be

Joseph L. Hoffmann – Manchester

Joseph L. Hoffmann, 93, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2016, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. He was born on April 25, 1923, at Manchester, the son of Leo and Dorothy (Burlage) Hoffmann. Joe was raised and educated in the area. He served honorably in the U.S. Air Force from

Raymond O. Gates – Independence

Independence – Raymond O. Gates, 81 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Thursday, April 28, 2016, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence. He was born on October 13, 1934, in Independence, the son of Raymond Cyrus and Nesida (Abbott) Gates. He graduated from high school in Independence with the Class of 1954.

George Jeffry “Jeff” Childers – Manchester

George Jeffry “Jeff” Childers, 65, of Manchester, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at the Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids. He was born on March 9, 1951, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of George and Thelma (Larkin) Childers. Jeff was raised and educated in the area, and was a 1969 graduate from Southeastern High

Thomas M. Conry – Dyersville

Thomas M. Conry, 71, of Dyersville, Iowa died Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at Good Neighbor Society, Manchester, Iowa surrounded by his loving family.   Visitation will be held 2 -6 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a Celebration of Life ceremony will commence at 6:00

Germaine E. (Clemen) Gaul – Holy Cross

Germaine E. (Clemen) Gaul, 86, of Holy Cross, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Visitation will be held 2-8 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, Holy Cross. Visitation will continue Saturday from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. at Kramer Funeral Home prior to funeral services. A

Anthony “Tony” Schmelzer – Elkader

Anthony “Tony” Schmelzer, 60, of Elkader, died Monday, April 25, 2016, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic in Iowa City, Iowa. Visitation will be Friday, April 29, 2016 from 4-7 pm at Leonard Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Elkader, Iowa, with a one hour visitation before services at the church on Saturday. Mass of

Brenda Fredrick – Strawberry Point

Brenda Lee Fredrick, 57, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at the RMC Hospital in Manchester.  She was born on January 23, 1959, in Manchester, the daughter of Donald and Marilyn (Kaiser)  Fredrick.  Brenda was baptized on March 1, 1959, and confirmed at Emanuel Lutheran Church in  Strawberry Point.  Brenda

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Brenda R. Meyer – Strawberry Point

Brenda R. Meyer, 56, of Strawberry Point, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016, at her home. She was born on February 1, 1960, in Manchester, the daughter of Gerald “Abe” and Maxine (Wilson) Lincoln. Brenda graduated from Starmont High School with the class of 1978. After graduation she worked in Cedar Rapids for several

Bernard John Schlichte – Edgewood

Bernard John Schlichte, 86, of Edgewood, Iowa, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home. He was born on June 9, 1929, in New Vienna, the son of John and Ann (Willenbring) Schlichte. He was raised and educated in the area, attending country school near Dyersville and High School in Dyersville.