Obituaries articles

Joann Alice Hoth – Elkader

Joann Alice Hoth, 85, of Elkader, died Thursday, October 20, 2016, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital. Funeral Service: 11:00 AM on Monday, October, 24, 2016, at Zion Lutheran Church in Clayton Center. Interment: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Clayton Center Visitation: One hour before service time at the church on Monday Leonard Funeral Home and Cremation Service

Francis R. “Fritz” Bries – Epworth

Francis R. “Fritz” Bries, 94, of Epworth, Iowa, died Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 7:49 a.m. at Oak Crest Manor in Dyersville, Iowa. Friends and relatives of Fritz may call from 2 to 8 p.m. on Monday, October 24, 2016 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Epworth, Iowa, where a prayer service will be held


Michael Reynold Neuhaus – Manchester

Michael Reynold Neuhaus, 60, of Manchester, Iowa, died at Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. He was born on April 15, 1956, in Manchester, the son of Lyle and Marie (Langel) Neuhaus. Mike was raised and educated in the area, and was a 1974 West Delaware High School graduate. Mike was employed by


Robert Arthur Schwietert – Manchester

Robert Arthur Schwietert, 67, of Manchester, Iowa, died on Monday, October 17, 2016, at the Regional Medical Center in Manchester.  He was born on May 2, 1949, in Manchester, the son of  Warren and Mazie (Trottnow) Schwietert.  He was raised and educated in the Colesburg area, and was a 1967 Ed-Co High School graduate.  Bob


Debra Ann Ross – Colesburg

Debra Ann Ross, 59, of Colesburg, Iowa, died on Sunday, October 16, 2016, at the Regional Medical Center in Manchester. She was born on December 30, 1956, in Manchester, the daughter of Warren and Mazie (Trottnow) Schwietert. Deb was raised and educated in the Colesburg area, and was an Ed-Co 1975 High School graduate. On


Mary Besler – Fairfield,

Mary Ellen Besler, 60, of Fairfield, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.  She was born on January 15, 1956, in Iowa City, the daughter of Louis and Ruth Ann (Hamlett) Ponsar.  She was raised in the Delhi area and attended Maquoketa Valley High School. Mary was


Raymond “Jack” Marbach – Manchester

Raymond J. “Jack” Marbach, 78, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.  He was born on April 23, 1938, in Maquoketa, the son of Joseph and Marie (Ahern) Marbach.  Ray was a graduate of St. Paul Catholic High School in Worthington. On October 8, 1959,


Richard “Dick” Hood – Manchester

Richard “Dick”  Harvey Hood, 74, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away at his home, surrounded by his family,  in Manchester on Friday, October 14, 2016.  Dick was born on June 2, 1942, in Indiana, the son of Harvey and Isabell (Reel) Hood.  He was raised and educated at Perry, Iowa, and graduated from St. Patrick’s High


Dula K. Bockenstedt – Colesburg

Dula K. Bockenstedt, 84, of Colesburg, died peacefully, Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. Visitation will be held Sunday, October 16, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Visitation


Mary Elizabeth Sack

Mary Elizabeth Sack, 95, passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at Affinity House in Waterloo. She was born on March 14, 1921, in Centerview, Missouri, the daughter of Richard and Jessie (Benezette) McWhirt. On October 15, 1940, Mary was united in marriage to Norbert Sack of Holden, Missouri. Four children were born to this