Obituaries articles

Thomas A. Hoffman – Cascade

Thomas A. Hoffmann, 80, of Cascade, Iowa passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at Shady Rest Care Center in Cascade, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Temple Hill, at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 27, 2016, with Rev. Neil Manternach officiating.  Concelebrating will be Rev. Douglas Loecke and Deacon Joe

E. Lillian MacTaggart – Strawberry Point

E. Lillian MacTaggart, 86, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, December 19, 2016, at Unity Point St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. She was born on December 15, 1930, the daughter of Phillip and Cecil (Marquette) Livingston, at her aunt’s farm near Wadena. Lillian attended school in

Adelaide E. Bildstein – Dyersville

Adelaide E. Bildstein, 95 of Dyersville, Iowa died Monday, December 19, 2016, at Oak Crest Manor in Dyersville, Iowa.   Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 3:00 p.m. 

Evelyn R. Cook – Independence

Evelyn R. Cook, 84, of Independence, Iowa entered into her eternal rest on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Prairie Hills Memory Care Unit in Independence, Iowa. Evelyn Ruth Cook was born September 25, 1932, at home in Winthrop, Iowa the daughter of Charles and Lena Vorland Jones. Evelyn spent her childhood growing up in Winthrop and

Bernard A. Ellerbach – Dyersville

Bernard A. Ellerbach, 94, of Dyersville and formerly of Holy Cross and Guttenberg died Saturday, December 17, 2016, at Oak Crest Manor in Dyersville. Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at Kramer Funeral Home in Holy Cross.  A continued visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30

Dick J. Donnelly – Independence

Independence –  Dick J. Donnelly, 62 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Thursday, December 15, 2016, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence.  He was born on March 8, 1954, in Independence, the son of John Richard and Ruth Marie (Gapinski) Donnelly.  He graduated from high school in Independence with the Class of

Linda M. Smith – Manchester

Manchester – Iowa, formerly of Independence, Iowa, died on Friday, December 16, 2016, at the Ogden Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha, Iowa.  She was born on February 6, 1953, in Iola, Wisconsin, the daughter of George Robert and Addrenne Ann (Olson) Smith.  She graduated from high school in Independence, and then, she graduated from

Gregory “Fuzz” L. Gioimo – Dyersville

Gregory “Fuzz” L. Gioimo, 64, of Dyersville died Friday, December 16, 2016, at Finley Hospital, Dubuque.   Visitation will be held 2 – 8 p.m., Monday, December 19, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 2 pm.  Visitation will continue Tuesday from

Lulabel “Lu” Gratke Lambert – Hopkinton

Lulabel “Lu” Gratke Lambert, age 91, Hopkinton, died Thursday, December 15, 2016, at Regional Medical Center in Manchester.   Funeral services for Lu will be Monday December 19, 2016, at 11 am at the Peace United Church of Christ, 410 E Cherry St, Monticello, Iowa.  Visitation will be one hour before the service at 10

Betty R. Bethurum – Cedar Rapids, formerly of Delhi

Betty R. Bethurum, 86, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Delhi, Iowa, passed away December 15, 2016, at Northbrook Manor Care Center, Cedar Rapids. Visitation: 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Sunday, December 18, 2016, at Bohnenkamp-Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester, Iowa. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 19, 2016, at the funeral home with visitation one

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