Obituaries articles

Joyce Rima – Strawberry Point

Joyce Violet Rima, 82, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home Memory Unit.  She was born on July 29, 1933, in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, the daughter of Albert, Sr. and Minnie Klumpp.  She attended school in Milwaukee. On

Carol Rose Bolsinger Henkels – Greeley

Carol Rose Bolsinger Henkels, 65, of Greeley, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home in Edgewood. She was born on February 18, 1950, in Guttenberg, the daughter of Glen and Patricia (Leliefeld) Bolsinger. Carol graduated from Guttenberg High School in 1969. After graduation, Carol worked at the Utah Electronics

Randi William Letts – Manchester

Randi William Letts, 57, of Manchester, passed away Sunday, September 6, 2015. Family will greet friends from 1:00- 9:00 p.m., Friday, September, 11, 2015, at Bohnenkamp Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester. A social gathering will be held from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m., Saturday, September 12, 2015, at Blue Collar Sports Bar in Manchester.

Dean Burington – Arlington

Dean Burington, 63, of Arlington, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at the Regional Medical Center in Manchester. He was born on July 15, 1952, in the Arlington area, the son of Jesse and Bessie (Chapman) Burington. Dean was raised in the rural Arlington area on his family’s century farm where he lived

Evelyn A. Gaul – Dubuque, formerly of Worthington

Evelyn A. Gaul, 83, of Dubuque, formerly of Worthington, died Sunday, September 6, 2015, at Stonehill Franciscan Services in Dubuque. Friends may call from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at the Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville where a parish vigil will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friends may continue to call at

Jean M. Shaffer – Manchester

Jean M. Shaffer, 87, of Manchester, passed away Sunday, September 6, 2015, surrounded by family. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, September 10, 2015 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Manchester. Family will greet friends from 9:30 – 11 a.m., prior to service at the church. Graveside services will be at 1:30 pm, at

Bob Reed – Manchester

Bob Reed, 100, of Manchester died Sunday, September 6, 2015 at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Grace United Methodist Church at Lamont. Burial will be at Madison Cemetery south of Aurora. Visitatino will be held 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM Friday,

Dorothy Brooks Burkhart – Independence

– Dorothy Brooks Burkhart of Independence, Iowa, and Naples, Florida, died on Wednesday morning, September 2, 2015, at Prairie Hills Assisted Living in Independence. She was born on April 5, 1916, in Waverly, Iowa, the daughter of Floyd Proctor Brooks and Helen Terry Brooks. She attended West Waterloo and Jesup High Schools and the University

Frank Shaw, Jr. – Independence

Independence – Frank Shaw, Jr., 82 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at his home in Independence. He was born on April 16, 1933, in Independence, the son of Frank William and Viola Helen (Wenthe) Shaw. He graduated from high school in Independence with the Class of 1951 and then

Dorothy B. Swarts – Independence

Funeral services for 92 year old Dorothy B. Swarts will be held at 1:30pm Friday, September 4th at the Reiff Funeral Home and Crematory in Independence. Burial in the Mount Hope Cemetary in Independence. Visitation from 4 to 7 pm on Thursday, and from 9am until service time Friday at the Funeral Home. Survivors of