Obituaries articles

Glen “Bud” Simmons – Anamosa

Glen “Bud” Simmons, 74, of Anamosa, Iowa died Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A Memorial Service will be held at Kramer Funeral Home, Monticello at 5:00 p.m., on Monday, January 5, 2015. Officiating will be Kurt Rich.  Friends may call from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. Monday at Kramer Funeral

Marjorie Burns – Strawberry Point

Funeral Services for 88 year old Marjorie Burns of Strawberry Point will be held at 10:30am Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Strawberry Point. Visitation from 3:00 P.M. until 7:00 PM Monday, Jan. 5, 2014 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Strawberry Point and after 9:30 AM  on Tuesday. A Scripture Service will be

Bernard Curry – Independence

Independence –  Bernard F. Curry, 77 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Tuesday, December 30, 2014, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence.  He was born on January 30, 1937, in Independence, the son of George Francis and Bernice Mary (McAreavy) Curry.  He graduated from high school in Jesup with the Class of

Mary K. Lauersdorf – Manchester

Mary K. Wilgenbusch McGraw Lauersdorf, 88, of Manchester, Iowa, died on Tuesday, December 30, 2014, at her daughter’s home at Ryan.  She was born on September 21, 1926, in Hopkinton, Iowa, the daughter of Nick and Rose (Atkinson) Wilgenbusch.  Mary was united in marriage to Raymond McGraw on January 30, 1945, in Coggon, Iowa.  Together

Sylvester Kafer – Manchester

Sylvester William Kafer, 75, of Manchester, Iowa, died on Tuesday, December 30, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was born on December 6, 1939, in Guttenberg, the son of Clarence and Agnes (Neiland) Kafer.  Sylvester, affectionately known as Sal, was the eldest of seven children and graduated from Edgewood High School in 1957.  He attended

Erma Carpenter – Manchester

Erma June Carpenter, 82, of Manchester, Iowa, died peacefully in her home on Tuesday, December 30, 2014, surrounded by her loving family under the care of Hospice of Comfort.  She was born on December 12, 1932, in Ansley Nebraska, to Donald and Bernice (Tyrell) Rucker. Erma was united in marriage to William “Bill” Junior Carpenter

Leona M. Martinsen – Monticello

Leona M. Martinsen, 97, of Monticello died Tuesday, December 30, 2014, at Monticello Nursing & Rehab. Center in Monticello. Friends may call from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Sunday, January 4, 2014, at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello where a vigil service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friends may continue the visitation after 10:00 a.m.

Charles Junior “Charlie” Fisher – Delaware

Charles Junior “Charlie” Fisher, 74, of Delaware, Iowa, died on Monday, December 29, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids.  He was born on February 15, 1940, in Iowa City, the son of Charles R. and Florence (Schrader) Fisher.  Charlie was raised in rural Manchester.  He attended Copperhead School and Manchester High School.  

Gregory M. Callaghan – Independence

Independence –  Gregory M. Callaghan, 57 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Wednesday, December 24, 2014, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence.  He was born on December 3, 1957, in Harver, Montana, the son of Joe and Darlene (Spencer) Callaghan.  He graduated from high school in Forsythe, Montana, and then served in

Gerald Wiltse – Manchester

    Gerald Graham Wiltse, 96, of Manchester entered into eternal rest on Sunday, December 28, 2014, at the Good Neighbor Home.   Gerry was born in Manchester, IA, September 16, 1918, to Edith (Anderson) and Luther Wiltse.  He received his education in the local schools, graduating with the Manchester High School class of 1936.  After

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