Obituaries articles

Stanley Wayne Erickson – Elkader

Stanley Wayne Erickson, 80, of Elkader, died Monday, January 16, 2017, at the Elkader Care Center. He was born July 14, 1936, in Highland Township to Albert and Ida (Wilson) Erickson. Stan attended country school then went on to Elgin High School where he graduated. Following graduation, he worked briefly at Iowa Manufacturing in Cedar

Richard L. Covington – Monticello

Richard L. Covington, 74, of Monticello died Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Iowa City.   A visitation will be held from 3-8 pm Friday, January 20, 2017, at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello.   Visitation will continue from 12:00 1:00 pm Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, at the funeral home.

LaVerna Mae Hosek – Manchester

LaVerna Mae Hosek, 97, of Manchester, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2017, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. She was born on November 17, 1919, in Keystone, the daughter of Jesse and Amanda (Snarr) Warford.  LaVerna was raised and educated in the Keystone area.   LaVerna was united in marriage to James Hosek. 

Richard “Dick” J. Foust – Manchester

   Richard “Dick” J. Foust, 73, of Manchester, passed away unexpectedly January 15, 2017 of a blood disease at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.  Visitation will be Thursday, January 19, 2017 from  3:00 – 7:00  p.m. at Bohnenkamp – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester , with a 3:00 p.m. Scripture Service.

Mary Ellen Scott – Maquoketa

Mary Ellen Scott, 88, of Maquoketa, Iowa, died on Friday evening, January 13, 2017, at the Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa, Iowa. A celebration of her life will be held at 10 A.M., Thursday, January 19, 2017, from the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 4

Nancy Cassel – Delhi

Nancy Lynne Cassel, 51, of Delhi, passed away, following a short illness, on Saturday, January 14, 2017, surrounded by family and loved ones, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home in Edgewood, Iowa.  She was born on August 4, 1965, in Manchester, the daughter of Allen and Sharon (Wade) Cassel.  She was baptized and confirmed in her

Allan “Bud” Koelker – Petersburg

Allan “Bud” Koelker, 86, of Petersburg, Iowa, died peacefully at his home on Friday, January 13, 2017.   Visitation will be held from 2 – 8 p.m. Monday, January 16, 2017, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 5 pm.  Visitation will continue

Roger “Butch” Wessels – Lamont

City or Town Heading:  Lamont Name of Deceased:        Roger “Butch” Wessels Age of Deceased:           77 Date & Place of Death:  Friday, January 13, 2017 at his home in Lamont Services:               10:30 A.M . Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 Place of Services: St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Strawberry Point Special Services:   none Burial:         St. Albert’s Cemetery at

Garry G. Sargent – Cedar Rapids, formerly of Arlington

Garry G. Sargent, 73, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Arlington, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. He was born on May 12, 1943, at home at Cox Creek, near Mederville, Iowa, the son of Donald and Minnie (Phelps) Sargent. Garry attended country school near Edgewood and graduated

Jon L. Holland – Independence

Jon L. Holland, 69 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence. He was born on March 9, 1947, in State Center, Iowa, the son of Ronald Verne and Neva Mae (Littlejohn) Holland. He graduated from high school in Independence with the Class of