Obituaries articles

John Joseph Nachtman – Manchester

John Joseph Nachtman, 81, of Manchester, Iowa, formerly of Ryan, passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home, surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was born on July 31, 1935, at Sand Springs, the son of Louis F. and Leona (Greiner) Nachtman. John was raised and educated in the

LaVerl Chapman – Greeley

LaVerl Chapman, 77, of Greeley, Iowa died peacefully Sunday, March 5, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospital of congestive heart failure.  Visitation: 4:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday, March 9, 2017, Clifton – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Earlville, and one hour prior the service on Friday at the church. Funeral Services: 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 10, 2017,

Wilda “Woody” Becker – Independence

Wilda “Woody” Becker, 82 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Lexington Estate in Independence. She was born on February 7, 1935, in Buchanan County, Iowa, the daughter of Henry Cleveland and Grace Marie (Anderson) Bantz. She graduated from high school in Independence with the Class of 1953. On October

Eileen Bildstein – Earlville,

Eileen Isabell (Greiner) Bildstein, 80, of Earlville, Iowa, died Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Oak Crest Manor in Dyersville.  Visitation: 2:00-8:00 p.m., Monday, March 6, 2017, Clifton – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Earlville with an 8:00 p.m. Scripture Service, and additional visitation from 9:30 – 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home.  Funeral

William A Billings – Delhi

William A Billings, 74, of Delhi, Iowa, passed away at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home Sunday, March 5, 2017.  He was born on September 7, 1942, the son of E. Errol and Flora (Heiserman) Billlings.  Bill was raised and educated in Delhi, and graduated from Maquoketa Valley in 1960.  He served honorably in the U.S.

Donald “Duck” E. Davis – Masonville

Donald “Duck” Eugene Davis, 67, of Masonville, Iowa, passed away on Friday, March 3, 2017, at Unity Point St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. He was born on June 9, 1949, at Independence, Iowa, the son of Frank “Buck” and Evelyn (Hansen) Davis. Donald was raised and educated in the area and attended Dundee High

Gerald “Jerry” R. Petlon – Manchester

Gerald “Jerry” Raymond Petlon, 68, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away at his home on Friday, March 3, 2017, following a short battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on August 22, 1948, in Monticello, the son of Raymond F. and Carlyn L. (McElmeel) Petlon. Jerry was raised and educated in Manchester

Edwin “Ed” Schieltz – Luxemburg

Edwin N. “Ed” Schieltz, 94, of Luxemburg, Iowa passed away Friday, March 3, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Dyersville, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, March 6, 2017, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville.  Visitation will continue Tuesday from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. at