Obituaries articles

Neil F. “Schnitz” Hirtz – New Hampshire

Neil F. “Schnitz” Hirtz – New Hampshire

Neil F. “Schnitz” Hirtz, 67, of Litchfield, New Hampshire passed away Monday, March 27, 2017, at 7:20 am, in Manchester, New Hampshire after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer.   A Celebration of Life Service was held at 10 am, Friday, April 14, 2017, at the St. Francis Cemetery Chapel in Dyersville.  Rev. Dennis

Betty M. DeKeyser – Manchester

Betty May DeKeyser, 98, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2017, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester.   Betty was born on May 19, 1918, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of William and Bessie (Seeley) Gage.  She was raised and educated in the Greeley area.   On September 1, 1934, Betty was

Lee E. Voelker – Marion

Lee E. Voelker, 77, of Marion died Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha, Iowa, following a lengthy illness.  Visitation:  1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 9, 2017, at  Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Marion, Iowa, where a parish vigil service begins at

Marleen J. Heuer – Elkader

Marleen June Heuer, 78, passed away on Thursday morning, December 22, 2016, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader after a series of illnesses. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on April 10, 2017, at Zion Lutheran Church, Clayton Center, Iowa. Inurnment will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call after 10:00 AM

Catherine Anne Kehrli – Ryan

Catherine Anne Kehrli, 83, of Ryan, Iowa, passed away at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. She was born on November 2, 1933, in Masonville, Iowa, the daughter of Lyman Patrick and Grace Helena (McMahon) Callahan. “Anne” graduated from Manchester High School in 1951 and the Mercy School of Nursing

Loras “Butch” Lahr – Dyersville

Loras “Butch” Lahr, 62, of Dyersville, Iowa, died unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 in Princeville, IL.   Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, April 9, 2017, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 5

Dolores C. Kelley – Independence

Independence –  Dolores C. Kelley, 90 years old, of Independence, Iowa, and formerly of Breckenridge, Michigan, died on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence.  She was born on May 15, 1926, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and adopted by Henry Albert and Florence Edna (DeLong) Higby.  She graduated from high

Samantha J. “Sammie” Link – Peosta

Samantha J. “Sammie” Link, age 21, of Peosta, Iowa, was called home tragically at 2:32 a.m., on Friday, March 31, 2017. To honor Sammie’s life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, with Deacon John Stierman officiating. To celebrate Sammie’s life, family

Edward J. Fitzgerald – Rowley

Edward J. Fitzgerald, 68, of Rowley, IA, died Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at his home in rural Rowley, IA. Ed was born on February 13, 1949 in Fonda, Iowa the son of John and Catherine (O’Brien) Fitzgerald. He graduated from Our Lady of Good Council High School, Fonda, and then attended Loras College in Dubuque,