Obituaries articles

Joyce Frish – Indepedence

Joyce Marion Frish, 86, of Independence, passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Cedar Valley Hospice House in Waterloo, Iowa. She was born in Alta, Iowa on July 5, 1928 to Vernley L. Pedersen and Erna Espe Pedersen, the eldest of two children. She and her brother David were raised primarily on a farm.

Arlene B. Bacon – Delhi

Arlene Bernadine Bacon, 92, of Delhi, Iowa,  passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2015, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester.  She was born on February 2, 1923, in Earlville, the daughter of Floyd and Olga (Hackbarth) Hansel.  Arlene was raised in the area, and graduated from Manchester High School.  She furthered her education at

Harlan L. Peterson – Independence

Harlan L. Peterson, 67 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence.  He was born on February 5, 1948, in Buchanan Count, Iowa, the son of Allen Willmer and Ramona (Franck) Peterson.  He graduated from high school in LaPorte City, Iowa, with the Class

Rose M. Takes – Monticello

Rose Marie Takes age 71, of Monticello, died Thursday May 28, 2015 at Silvercrest of Anamosa following a long battle with dementia. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Monticello with interment in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.   Friends may call from 4 until 8

Dorothy Ann Hilby

Dorothy Ann Hilby, 79, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Funeral Mass will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Immaculate Conception Church, Masonville. Per Dorothy’s request there will be no public visitation. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Manchester. Dorothy was born March 1, 1936, in Earlville, Iowa, the daughter of

Wilbur Glen Schultz – Elkader

Wilbur Glen Schultz, 96, of Elkader, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Elkader. Funeral Services: 11AM on Monday, June 1, 2015, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Elkader. Visitation: 9 am until service time at the church on Monday. Interment: St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Monona, Iowa Leonard Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Elkader is in

Kathryn Gorkow – Manchester

Kathryn M. Gorkow, 60, of Manchester, passed away on Monday, May 25, 2015, at St. Luke’s East Hospital in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, following a brief illness. She was born on February 25, 1955, in Manchester, the daughter of Robert and Germaine (Drees) Weigel.  Kathy was a 1973 graduate of Maquoketa Valley High School. Kathy was

Kent W. Jessen – Strawberry Point

Kent W. Jessen, 64, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, died on May 26, 2015, at his home following a short illness. He was born in Manchester on November 2, 1950, the son of John (Jack) and Ruth (Ruegnitz) Jessen. Kent graduated from Starmont High School in 1969. On September 27, 1969, Kent was united in marriage

Janet Rix – Independence

Independence –  Janet L. Rix, 77 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  She was born on May 9, 1938, in Cedar Falls, Iowa, the daughter of Merton Emerson and Helen Beatrice (Brockway) Salisbury.  She graduated from high school in Cedar Falls with

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