Obituaries articles

Doreen G. Bond – Colesburg

Doreen G. Bond, 93, of Colesburg, Iowa, died at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital in Guttenberg, on Monday, August 8, 2016. She was born on January 10, 1923, in Rudry, Wales, the daughter of __ and Eleanor (Pierce) Davies. Doreen was raised and educated in Wales, and served in the Woman Auxiliary Air Force of the

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Jerome (Jerry) Schieltz – Luxemburg

, died Saturday, August 6, 2016, at his home surrounded by his family following a short battle with cancer. Visitation will be held from 2-8 pm Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville.  Visitation will continue Wednesday from 9 – 10 am at the funeral home prior to

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Ellen R. Vaske – Manchester

Ellen Ruth Vaske, 74, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester on August 4, 2016.  She was born in Iowa City, on April 12, 1942, the daughter of Lee and Dawn (Perry) Sass.  Ellen was raised and educated in the area, and graduated from Marquette High School and also Mercy

Steven W. Harring – Manchester

Steven W. Harring, 60, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2016, at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born on September 28, 1955, in Providence, Rhode Island, the son of William and Catherine (MacClean) Harring. Steve was raised and educated in Coventry, Rhode Island. He graduated from Coventry High School

Bernice Holthaus – Strawberry Point

Bernice Holthaus, 95, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, died on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home. She was born on January 25, 1921, in Elkport, the daughter of Albert and Bertha (Hansel) Hageman. Bernice graduated on May 16, 1940, from Elkport High School. On November 25, 1944, Bernice was united in marriage

Rodney J. Muller – Monticello

Rodney J. Muller, 44, of Monticello, died Friday, July 29, 2016, at his home. Visitation will be held from 2 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016 at the Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello. A Celebration of Rod’s life will be held at 10:30 am Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 at the Kramer Funeral Home in

Scott A. “Toby” Close – Dyersville

Scott A. “Toby” Close, 49, of Dyersville, Iowa died Saturday, July 30, 2016, at University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa. Visitation will be held 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday August 3, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at

Monroe C. Hoffmann – Worthington

Monroe C. Hoffmann, 93, of Worthington, died Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Dyersville. Visitation will be held 2 – 8 p.m. Thursday, August 4, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 4:30 pm. Visitation will continue Friday from

Iva D. Wilker – Elkader

Iva Dean Wilker, 85, of Elkader, died Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at the Elkader Care Center. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, July 29, 2016, at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader. Visitation will be held two hours before the service at the church on Friday. Interment will follow at

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Esther E. Helle – Manchester

Esther Eva Helle, 82, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home. She was born on July 7, 1934, in Waterloo, the daughter of Henry and Emma (Wieferich) Lahr. Esther was raised and attended school in the Hopkinton area. On April 28, 1953, Esther was united in

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