Obituaries articles

Milton R. Champney – Manchester

Milton R. Champney, 87, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2016, at the Regional Medical Center in Manchester. He was born on December 19, 1928, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Frederick and June Nettie (McCune) Rose. Milton graduated from Armstrong High School in 1948 and then attended college for two years

Joseph Arnold Weber – Holy Cross

Joseph Arnold Weber, 80, of Holy Cross died at home in the presence of loved ones on September 21, 2016. Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, September 25, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home in Holy Cross where a parish vigil service for family members will be held at 1:30 p.m.

Daniel E. Rahe – Dyersville

Daniel E. Rahe, 69, of Dyersville died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. Friends may call from 2 – 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville. Visitation will continue Monday from 9 – 10 am at

Gene Robbins – Strawberry Point

Gene Robbins, 76, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at his home. He was born on September 28, 1939, in Mederville, the son of Vernon and Maxine (Nading) Robbins. Gene was raised and educated in the area. On March 31, 1962, Gene was united in marriage to Sandra Wistrick in

Keith J. Wilgenbusch – Winthrop

WINTHROP – Keith Joseph Wilgenbusch, 42 years old of Winthrop, IA, died Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at Regional Medical Center, Manchester, IA. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. – Friday, September 23, 2016, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Winthrop, with burial at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery at Monti. Visitation will be from 7:00 p.m. –


Joan V. Dunkel – Manchester

Joan Victoria (Herbers) Dunkel, 89, of Manchester, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at Marietta’s Place in Manchester. She was born on January 31, 1927, in New Vienna, the daughter of Joseph F. and Anna T. (Steffen) Herbers. Joan graduated from St. Boniface High School in New Vienna. Joan attended Mount Mercy College.


Franklin Collins – Independence

Independence –  Franklin Leroy Collins, age 85 of Independence, Iowa died Monday, September 19, 2016, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence.  Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2016, at Hope Wesleyan Church in Independence, with Rev. Bob Solon and Rev. Donald Glazier officiating.  Friends and family may


Fern Parkin – Manchester, formerly of Earlville

Fern A. Parkin, 102, of Manchester, formerly of Earlville, died Sunday, September 18, 2016. Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 23, 2016, at Earlville United Parish, Earlville, Iowa, with visitation one hour prior to the service.  Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Earlville. Clifton – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Earlville, is

Patricia “Pat” Nefzger – Earlville

Patricia “Pat” Nefzger, 78, passed away from a sudden illness, surrounded by her family at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, Saturday, September 17, 2016. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 21, 2016, from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Clifton – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Earlville, with a 4:00 p.m. Scripture Service. Funeral Mass will


Maxine Preussner – Delhi

     Maxine Mae Emerson Preussner, 89, of Delhi, Iowa, died at home after a courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, September 17, 2016.  Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at Delhi United Methodist Church, with Rev. Sam Mack officiating.  Visitation will be Tuesday, September 20, 2016, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.