Obituaries articles

Berniece L. Koelker – Manchester

Berniece Loretta Koelker, 90, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017, at her home in Manchester. She was born June 4, 1926, at home on the farm near Sand Springs, Delaware County, the daughter of August and Anna (Handfelt) Hargrafen.  She grew up on Iowa farms in the Delhi and Hopkinton area.   On November 7,

Russell R. Cole – LeRoy, IL

Russell R. Cole, 88, of LeRoy, IL, passed away, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in Bloomington, Illinois. A Graveside Service will be held at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Oakland Cemetery, Manchester, Iowa.  Masonic Rites and Military Rites will be accorded.  There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to Manchester Masonic Lodge

Lee Bush – Manchester

Lee Bush, 74, of Manchester, Iowa, died Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Visitation: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Friday May 19, 2017, at Bohnenkamp – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester.  Private family graveside services will be held at Brown Cemetery in Colesburg, Iowa. Lee was born April 6, 1943, in Dubuque, Iowa, the son of

Louis Wessels – New Vienna

Louis C. Wessels (92) of New Vienna died peacefully at his home on May 16, 2017. Visitation will be held 3 – 8 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2017, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville.  A parish vigil service will be held at 4 pm and Edward W. Lake VFW Post 7736

Robert “Bob” Darling – Strawberry Point

Robert “Bob” Darling, 89, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017, at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Mason City, Iowa. He was born on June 4, 1927, in Jefferson, Minnesota, the son of Lysander and Clara (Meyer) Darling. Bob attended high school in New Albin, Iowa.   Bob was united

Mary Reidy Knipp – Marshalltown

Mary Reidy Knipp, 94, of Marshalltown and formerly of Independence and Manchester, Iowa died Sunday, May 14, 2017 at the Iowa River Hospice in Marshalltown, Iowa. Mary was born on February 15, 1923 in Monti, Iowa the daughter of John and Annie (Reilly) Monaghan. She was a 1941 graduate of the Winthrop High School, Winthrop,

Verla May Fern Bente – Garnavillo

Verla May Fern Bente, 71, of Garnavillo, Iowa, died at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City on Saturday, May 13, 2017. She was born November 17, 1945 in Guttenberg, Iowa, the daughter of Everd and Opal (Noack) Tuecke. Verla was raised and educated in the area graduating from Guttenberg High School in

Frank E. Gallup, Sr. – Independence

Independence –  Frank E. Gallup, Sr., died on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at his home in rural Independence, Iowa.  He was born on June 13, 1935, in Buchanan County, near Littleton, Iowa, the son of Ross Lester and Pearl Elizabeth (Shaw) Gallup.  He graduated from high school in Independence with the Class of 1953.  He

Kathy “Kate” Riniker – Masonville

Kathy “Kate” Riniker, 65, of Masonville, Iowa, passed away in her home after a long battle with ovarian cancer on Sunday, May 14, 2017, surrounded by her family.  She was born on February 29, 1952, in Edgewood, the daughter of Lowell and Marcella (Hyde) Elledge.  Kate was raised and educated in the area, graduating from

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