Obituaries articles

Marie M. Goerdt Brueckner – Dyersville

Marie M. Goerdt Brueckner was born on March 7, 1919 and died on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at the age of 97. Visitation will be held from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., Thursday, September 15, 2016 at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville, Iowa. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis

Heather A. Blasdell – Manchester

Heather Ann Blasdell, 39, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Friday, September 9, 2016, at her residence in Manchester. She was born on January 17, 1977, in Cedar Rapids.  She was raised and educated in Cedar Rapids and then graduated from Kaplan University with a two year degree.  Heather worked at Linn Haven Care Center

Velma Irene Cook – Manchester

Velma Irene Cook, 91, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2016, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home. She was born on September 10, 1924, in rural Manchester, the daughter of Frank and Florence (Chambers) Elsbury. Velma attended Manchester and Colesburg rural schools. On November 2, 1946, Velma was united in marriage to

Burton K. Van Horn – Independence

Independence –  Burton K. Van Horn, 61 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Thursday, September 8, 2016, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence.  He was born on April 22, 1955, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, the son of Harry Eldon and Evelyn Joyce (Black) Van Horn.  He graduated from high school in Independence with

Dean A. Beauregard – Marion

Dean Alan Beauregard, 56, of Marion, Iowa entered into his eternal rest on Monday, September 5, 2016 at the Hospice of Mercy in Hiawatha, Iowa. Dean Alan Beauregard was born October 22, 1959 at Cedar Rapids, Iowa the son of Darrell and Bessie Johnson Beauregard. He attended Starmont schools and graduated with the High School

Robert M. O’Dell – Manchester

Robert M. O’Dell, 94, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Monday, September 5, 2016, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home. He was born on August 7, 1922, in Manchester, the son of Frank and Lillian (Rippon) O’Dell. He was raised and educated in Manchester. Robert graduated from high school in Mexico, Missouri. He served honorably

Billy “Brownie” A. Bleadorn – Monticello

Billy “Brownie” A. Bleadorn, 78, of Monticello died Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, at his home in Monticello. Visitation will be held from 2:00 6:00 pm Friday, September 9, 2016, at the Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello where a prayer service will be held at 5:30 p.m. A meal will be served following at the

Ruth Irene (Knight) Feuss – Coggon

Ruth Irene (Knight) Feuss, 81, of Coggon, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 3, 2016, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, with her daughters by her side. She was born on December 5, 1934, in the family home east of Strawberry Point, the daughter of Harold Myron and Leonore


Daniel E. McElligott – Manchester

Daniel E. McElligott, 83, passed away Saturday, September 3, 2016 at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester, Iowa. A celebration of life will be held at Bohnenkamp – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Manchester, Sunday, September 18, 2016, from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m., with Military Rites at 3:00 p.m. A private family gathering


Margaret (Peggy) L. White – Worthington

Margaret (Peggy) Louise White, of Worthington, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 30, 2016.   Peggy was born on May 8, 1941, in Ryan, to her parents, Stella (Lyness) and Louis McEnany.  She started school in Lamont and graduated from Winthrop High School. Peggy graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing at Mount Mercy College