Obituaries articles

Robert “Bob” Darling – Strawberry Point

Robert “Bob” Darling, 89, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017, at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Mason City, Iowa. He was born on June 4, 1927, in Jefferson, Minnesota, the son of Lysander and Clara (Meyer) Darling. Bob attended high school in New Albin, Iowa.   Bob was united

Mary Reidy Knipp – Marshalltown

Mary Reidy Knipp, 94, of Marshalltown and formerly of Independence and Manchester, Iowa died Sunday, May 14, 2017 at the Iowa River Hospice in Marshalltown, Iowa. Mary was born on February 15, 1923 in Monti, Iowa the daughter of John and Annie (Reilly) Monaghan. She was a 1941 graduate of the Winthrop High School, Winthrop,

Verla May Fern Bente – Garnavillo

Verla May Fern Bente, 71, of Garnavillo, Iowa, died at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City on Saturday, May 13, 2017. She was born November 17, 1945 in Guttenberg, Iowa, the daughter of Everd and Opal (Noack) Tuecke. Verla was raised and educated in the area graduating from Guttenberg High School in

Frank E. Gallup, Sr. – Independence

Independence –  Frank E. Gallup, Sr., died on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at his home in rural Independence, Iowa.  He was born on June 13, 1935, in Buchanan County, near Littleton, Iowa, the son of Ross Lester and Pearl Elizabeth (Shaw) Gallup.  He graduated from high school in Independence with the Class of 1953.  He

Kathy “Kate” Riniker – Masonville

Kathy “Kate” Riniker, 65, of Masonville, Iowa, passed away in her home after a long battle with ovarian cancer on Sunday, May 14, 2017, surrounded by her family.  She was born on February 29, 1952, in Edgewood, the daughter of Lowell and Marcella (Hyde) Elledge.  Kate was raised and educated in the area, graduating from

Wayne B. Wilson – Independence

Independence –  Wayne Burton Wilson, 92, of Independence, Iowa, died on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence.  He was born February 15, 1925, in Benton County, near Garrison, IA, and was the son of William B. and Matilda (Hanson) Wilson.  He attended country school in Benton County and graduated

Bryce J. Neverman – Guttenberg

Bryce Jay Neverman, 71, of Guttenberg, Iowa, died at the Guttenberg Care Center in Guttenberg on Saturday, May 13, 2017.  He was born on April 14, 1946, in Luana, Iowa, the son of Arno “Gus” and Helen (Hinman) Neverman.  Bryce was raised in the area, and attended Garnavillo High School with the class of 1964.

Anna M. Barry – Colesburg

Anna Mae Barry, 88, of Colesburg, Iowa, died on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the Guttenberg Care Center in Guttenberg.  She was born on July 25, 1928, in North Buena Vista, Iowa, the daughter of Leo and Rita (Schaul) Bird.  Anna was raised in the area, and attended Clayton County rural school.   On October

Charles “Bill” Wathan – Independence

Independence –  Charles “Bill” Wathen, 88 years old, of rural Independence, Iowa, died on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at his home.  He was born on August 20, 1928, in Cordova, Illinois, the son of Claude    and Florence    (Carpenter) Wathen.  He graduated from high school in Rowley, Iowa, with the Class of 1947.  On November 23,

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