Obituaries articles

James A. Schmitt – Independence

James A. Schmitt, 92, of Independence, Iowa died Thursday morning, January 28, 2016 at the ABCM Rehabilitation Center’s East Campus in Independence, Iowa. Jim was born on August 25, 1923 near Dewar, Iowa the son of Oscar C. and Dorothy R. (Ward) Schmitt. He attended the Waterloo Schools, then entered the US. Army on March

Eugene L. “Gene” Oberbroeckling – Dyersville

Eugene L. “Gene” Oberbroeckling, 83, of, Dyersville died Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque. Visitation will be held 2 – 8 p.m. Sunday, January 31, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 2 p.m. and the American Legion

Richard J. Brown – Independence

Richard J. Brown, 68 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died suddenly at his home on Monday, January 25, 2016. He was born on November 23, 1947, in Independence, Iowa, the son of Burton Richard and Alice Mary (Shannon) Brown. He graduated from high school in Oelwein, Iowa, with the Class of 1968. Mr. Brown worked

Jean Elizabeth Kruger – Edgewood

Jean Elizabeth Kruger, 71, of Edgewood, Iowa, died on Monday, January 25, 2016, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home. She was born on May 25, 1944, in Greeley, the daughter of Calvin C. and Etna A. (Fierstine) Kruger. Jean was raised and educated in the Edgewood area. Jean was disabled and resided at the Penn Center

Mary C. Hansel – Elkport

Mary Corrine Hansel, 92, of Elkport, Iowa, died on Monday, January 25, 2016, at the Guttenberg Care Center in Guttenberg, Iowa. She was born on February 10, 1923, in rural Elkport, the daughter of James and Lucy (Heitman) Phelan. Corrine was raised and educated in the Elkport area attending rural school. On June 11, 1941,

Patricia Corkery – Cedar Rapids, formerly of Rowley

Patricia Jean Leaven Corkery of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, formerly of Rowley, Iowa, died January 22, 2016 of a sudden illness. Patricia was born on June 27, 1927 in Independence, Iowa. The daughter of John Leaven and Mary Burke Leaven. She grew up on their farm outside of Independence until she moved to town in 1938

Kathryn Haag – Monticello

Kathryn E. Haag, 88, of Monticello died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, at Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Visitation will be held from 3 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016, at the Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello where a parish vigil will be held at 3 p.m. Visitation will continue Wednesday from 10 – 11

Joan M. Zitelman – Manchester

Joan Margaret Zitelman, 84, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2016, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.   She was born on February 9, 1931, in Independence, Iowa, the daughter of John and Mary (Burke) Leaven.  Joan was raised and educated in the Independence area, graduating from St. John’s Catholic High School.

Clifford O. Wears – formerly of Monticello

Clifford O. Wears, 95, of Venice, Florida and formerly of Monticello, died Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at his home. Visitation will be held from 2 – 6 p.m. Sunday, January 24, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello with a parish vigil service at 2 p.m. Visitation will continue from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Monday