Obituaries articles

Esther J. Kolz – formerly of Garber

Esther J. Kolz, 101, formerly of Garber, Iowa died Saturday, Oct. 25th at Galena Stauss Nursing Home in Galena, IL. Services will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, Oct. 28th at Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader. Friends may call from 10 AM until service time. Burial will follow in Mt. Harmony Cemetery, rural Elkport. She is

William E. “Bill” McEvoy – Ryan

William E. “Bill” McEvoy, 77, of Ryan passed away at home October 22, 2014, of myelodysplastic syndrome; surrounded by his wife and children. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 25, 2014 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Ryan. Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday,

Margo Mae (Laurent) Schuster – Marion

Margo Mae (Laurent) Schuster, 64, of Marion, lost her battle with cancer, Sunday, October 19, 2014.  A visitation will be held Friday, October 24, 2014, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Murdoch Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Manchester.  A private family graveside service will be held on Saturday at Rose Hill Cemetery, Camanche. Margo was

Donald John Sellner – Delaware

Donald John Sellner, 79, of Delaware, Iowa died October 18, 2014, at St. Luke’s inpatient hospice unit after fighting a long battle with amyloidosis. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, October 24, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Earlville. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m., with a Scripture service

Leona R. Fortmann – Dyersville

Leona R. Fortmann, 91, of Dyersville, Iowa died peacefully on Saturday, October 18, 2014.  During the past couple years, she was assisted with great love and affection by her children and grandchildren and the care and professionalism of the staff at Oak Crest Manor, Dyersville, Iowa.  On her final day, Hospice of Dubuque gave comfort

Linda Neuhaus – Manchester

Linda Lou Neuhaus, 59, of Manchester, peacefully passed away Friday, October 17, 2014, in her home. Memorial Services will be held Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. at Murdoch Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Manchester. The family will greet friends prior to the service, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Linda was born December 30,

Donald “Dutch” Forsythe, Sr. – Independence

Independence – Donald “Dutch” Forsythe, Sr., 83 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at ABCM Rehab. Independence – West in Independence. He was born on April 5, 1931, in Dundee, Iowa, the son of Richard William and Lucy Margaret (Troup) Forsythe. He graduated from high school in Dundee. On January

Bonita “Bean” Eschen – Lamont

City or Town Heading: Lamont Name of Deceased: Bonita “Bean” Eschen Age of Deceased: 82 Date & Place of Death: Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 at the Maple Crest Manor at Fayette, IA Services: 10:30 A.M. Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 Place of Services: Grace United Methodist Church in Lamont, Iowa Special Services: None Burial: Lima Cemetery

Mercedes C. Maiers – Dyersville

Mercedes C. Maiers, 92, of Dyersville, Iowa died Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Oak Crest Manor, Dyersville, Iowa. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday October 17, 2014, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 4:00 p.m. A Mass of

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