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Esther M. Newton – Manchester, formerly of Delhi & Davenport area

Esther M. Newton – Manchester, formerly of Delhi & Davenport area

Esther Mae Newton, 87, of Manchester, Iowa, formerly of Delhi and the Davenport area, passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at her home in Manchester.  She was born on February 2, 1929, in Waterloo, the daughter of Carl and Violet (Townsend) Thraenert.  Esther graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic High School in 1947.   On

Lois Hermsen – Independence

Lois M. Hermsen, 76, of Independence, IA died Monday evening, February 8, 2016 at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence. Lois was born on January 17, 1940 in Independence, Iowa the daughter of George and Bernice (McAvery) Curry. She was a 1958 graduate of the Jesup High School, Jesup, IA, and on July 29,

Bengt Eric Ferdinand Johnson – Manchester

Bengt Eric Ferdinand Johnson, 93, of Manchester, Iowa, died Sunday February 7, 2016. Visitation will be held from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Friday, February 12, 2016 at Bohnenkamp – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester. Funeral Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2016, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Manchester, with

Mary Ellen Earles – Independence

Mary Ellen Earles, 72, of Independence, Iowa died Saturday evening, February 6, 2016 at her home in Independence, IA. Mary Ellen was born on November 25, 1943 in Bath, New York the daughter of Lewis J. and Vivian G. (Turnquist) Hull. She was a 1961 graduate of the Gateway High School in Monroeville, PA. Received

Louis Eberhardt – Elkader

Louis Eberhardt, 54, passed away Sunday, February 07, 2016, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital, Guttenberg, IA. Funeral Services: 11:00 AM, Friday, February 12, 2016, at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Prairie du Chien, WI. Visitation:  2 to 6:00 PM Thursday, February 11, 2016, at Leonard Funeral Home, Elkader, Iowa and one before services at the church

Kathryn Fuhrman – Volga

Kathryn A. Fuhrman, 88, formerly of Volga, died Saturday, February 6, 2016, at Gunderson Lutheran in LaCrosse, WI. Mass of Chrisitan Burial: 11:00 AM – Thursday, February 11, 2016, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Volga Visitation: 4 to 7 PM – Wednesday, February 10, 2016, at Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader and one hour

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Daniel F. Drees – Manchester

Daniel F. Drees, 65, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at his home in Manchester. He was born September 2, 1950, in Manchester, the son of Reynold and Marian (Voss Gienapp) Drees. Dan was raised and educated in the area, graduating from Manchester High School in 1968. He served honorably in

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Leveda M. “Vedie” Drees – Manchester

Leveda Mae “Vedie” Drees, 83, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2016, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. She was born on July 10, 1932, in Earlville, the daughter of Clem and Marie (Vaske) Wulfekuhle. Vedie attended St. Peter and Paul School in Petersburg. She farmed with her brothers until her

Marcella Steger – Dyersville

Marcella M. Weber Steger, 100, of Dyersville died Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at Shady Rest Care Center in Cascade. Visitation will be held from 3 – 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at the Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville.  Visitation continues Monday from 9 – 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Marilyn E. Langel – Luxemburg

Marilyn E. Langel, 83, of Luxemburg died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, February 7, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville. Visitation will continue Monday, February 8 from 9:00:. to 9:30 a.m. at Kramer Funeral Home prior