Obituaries articles


Norene H. Ronnebaum – Independence

Norene H. Ronnebaum – Independence

Norene H. Ronnebaum of Independence, Iowa, passed away peacefully at Unity Point Health-Allen Hospital on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Norene was born on October 16, 1917, to Joseph and Helena Engelken Buessing on a farm near Baileyville, Kansas. Norene married Leonard Ronnebaum on May 9, 1946, after he returned from the WW II war effort.

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Gordon Schmidt – Manchester

Gordon P. Schmidt, 80, of Manchester,  Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. He was born on September 5, 1935, in Earlville, the son of Paul and Elda (Becker) Schmidt.  He was baptized on October 6, 1935 and confirmed April 10, 1949 at First Lutheran Church.  Gordon

Margaret M. Miller – Manchester

Margaret M. Miller, 95, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2016, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. She was born on April 25, 1921, in Worthington, the daughter of John and Clara (Tegler) Recker. On June 30, 1941, Margaret was united in marriage to Herbert Miller at St. Mary Catholic Church

Patsy Kay Bowden – Lamont

Services for 73 year old Patsy Kay Bowden of Lamont will be at 11:00 A.M. Friday, May 20, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Dundee Visitation – 4 PM until 7 PM Thursday, May 19 at the Grace United Methodist Church in Lamont and after 10:00 A.M. Friday at the Church in Dundee. Burial in

Allan Falck – Strawberry Point

Allan George Falck, 93, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, died at his home on Saturday, May 14, 2016.  He was born on August 25, 1922, in rural Lamont, the son of Charles and Elizabeth (Kleinsorge) Falck.  Allan was raised and educated in the Lamont area, and graduated in 1940 from Lamont High School. On January 23,

Stephen L. Sauer – Walker

Walker – Stephen L. Sauer, 73, of Walker, IA died Friday morning, May 13, 2016 at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence, IA. Stephen was born on August 17, 1942 in Liberty Township near Coggon, IA the son of Earnest G. and Vesta A. (Smith) Sauer. He was a 1961 graduate of the Brandon

Randy P. Delagardelle – Independence

Independence – Randy P. Delagardelle, 58 of Independence, IA died Thursday evening, May 12, 2016 at Unity Point – St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, IA. Randy was born on March 8, 1958 in Waterloo, IA the son of John P. and Joan B. (Kerkove) Delagardelle. He was a 1976 graduate of the Jesup High

Patricia Ann Wegmann – Delhi, formerly of Strawberry Point

Patricia Ann Wegmann, 79, of Delhi, Iowa, formerly of Strawberry Point, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, surrounded by her family at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. She was born on August 11, 1936, in New Vienna, the daughter of Leonard and Catherine (Lansing) Bockenstedt. Pat was raised in the Colesburg area and

Lee Krapfl – Oelwein

Lee Krapfl, 92, of Oelwein passed away on Friday May 6, 2016.  Visitation will be from 9-10:30 AM on Saturday May 14, 2016 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein with a memorial service at 10:30 AM.  Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:30 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein.  Interment will

Ruth E. Rogers – Monticello

Ruth E. Rogers, 96, of Monticello, died Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at Monticello Nursing & Rehab Center in Monticello. Visitation will be held from 3 – 7 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello with a parish vigil service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will continue from 10 – 11 a.m. Monday