Obituaries articles

Billie Boggs Rardin – Dyersville

After being engaged in a difficult struggle with intestinal problems, and following an emergency surgery that went awry, Billie Boggs Rardin escaped the pains of living by accepting the invitation of her Lord and went to live with Him on November 1, 2016.  Billie was born on the morning of March 22, 1938, in the

Sandra Schuety – St. Olaf

Sandra Kay Schuety, 73, of rural St. Olaf, died Monday, October 31, 2016, from injuries sustained following an auto accident in Cedar Rapids, IA. Leonard Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 5, 2016, at Norway Lutheran Church, rural St. Olaf,


Laura Maiers – New Vienna

Laura R. Maiers, 91 of Dubuque and formerly of New Vienna, Iowa died peacefully Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at Luther Manor in Dubuque, Iowa surrounded by her family. Visitation will be held 3 p.m. – 8 pm Thursday, November 3, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville.  Visitation will continue at

Ginger Kruse – Elkport

Ginger Ann Kruse, 60, of Elkport, died Sunday, October 30, 2016, at Central Community Hospital, Elkader. Leonard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left with Funeral Service: 11:00 AM – Thursday, November 3, 2016, at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader. Visitation: 9:00 – 11:00 AM at the


LeRoy A. Hildebrand – Dyersville, formerly of Earlville

LeRoy A. Hildebrand, 71, of Dyersville, formerly of Earlville, died Sunday, October 30, 2016. The Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, November 3, 2016, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Earlville, Iowa. Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Clifton – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Earlville, with

Marlene Zumbach

Marlene Zumbach age 83, died Sunday, October 30, 2016 at Bickford Senior Living in Marion. Funeral services will be held 11:00 Friday morning, November 4, 2016 at the Peace Lutheran Church, Ryan with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery, Monticello. Rev. Roger McKinstry will officiate at the services. Friends may call from 4 until 7 Thursday


Carleta M. Schmidt – Independence

Carleta M. Schmidt, 83, of Independence, IA, died Sunday October 30, 2016 at Allen Memorial Hospital, Waterloo, IA. Carleta was born on January 13, 1933 in Waterloo, Iowa the daughter of Harry and Kathryn B. (Wilson) Quinn. She was a 1951 graduate of La Porte City High School. On February 9, 1957 she married Lawrence


Ethel Pins – Petersburg & Earlville

Ethel Elizabeth Pins, 97, of Petersburg and Earlville died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, at Oak Crest Manor in Dyersville. Friends may call from 2 – 8 p.m. Tues., Nov. 1, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a Rosary will be recited at 2 pm, the Dyersville Fire Department will


Margaret C. Lohman – Independence

Margaret C. Lohman, 88 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Friday, October 28, 2016, at ABCM Nursing and Rehab. Independence – West Campus in Independence.  She was born on June 19, 1928, in Buchanan County, near Independence, Iowa, the daughter of Jesse Charles and Isabel (McCormick) Catt.  She graduated from high school in Independence


Gerald V. “Gerry” Kelchen – Manchester

Gerald Vincent ”Gerry” Kelchen, 78, of Manchester, Iowa, died on Thursday, October 27, 2016, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.  He was born on February 5, 1938, at Worthington, the son of Peter and Florence (Leigh) Kelchen.  Gerald was raised and educated in the Cascade/Sand Springs area, where he attended rural school.   On