Obituaries articles

Marlene Zumbach

Marlene Zumbach age 83, died Sunday, October 30, 2016 at Bickford Senior Living in Marion. Funeral services will be held 11:00 Friday morning, November 4, 2016 at the Peace Lutheran Church, Ryan with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery, Monticello. Rev. Roger McKinstry will officiate at the services. Friends may call from 4 until 7 Thursday

Carleta M. Schmidt – Independence

Carleta M. Schmidt, 83, of Independence, IA, died Sunday October 30, 2016 at Allen Memorial Hospital, Waterloo, IA. Carleta was born on January 13, 1933 in Waterloo, Iowa the daughter of Harry and Kathryn B. (Wilson) Quinn. She was a 1951 graduate of La Porte City High School. On February 9, 1957 she married Lawrence

Ethel Pins – Petersburg & Earlville

Ethel Elizabeth Pins, 97, of Petersburg and Earlville died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, at Oak Crest Manor in Dyersville. Friends may call from 2 – 8 p.m. Tues., Nov. 1, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a Rosary will be recited at 2 pm, the Dyersville Fire Department will

Margaret C. Lohman – Independence

Margaret C. Lohman, 88 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Friday, October 28, 2016, at ABCM Nursing and Rehab. Independence – West Campus in Independence.  She was born on June 19, 1928, in Buchanan County, near Independence, Iowa, the daughter of Jesse Charles and Isabel (McCormick) Catt.  She graduated from high school in Independence

Gerald V. “Gerry” Kelchen – Manchester

Gerald Vincent ”Gerry” Kelchen, 78, of Manchester, Iowa, died on Thursday, October 27, 2016, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.  He was born on February 5, 1938, at Worthington, the son of Peter and Florence (Leigh) Kelchen.  Gerald was raised and educated in the Cascade/Sand Springs area, where he attended rural school.   On

Vera Fink-Buehler – Manchester

, Iowa, died on Thursday, October 27, 2016, at ABCM West Campus in Independence. She was born on July 22, 1931, in Lansing, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph and Florence (Protzman) Verdon. Vera attended Immaculate Conception grade school and graduated from Lansing Public High School. In 1948, Vera was united in marriage to Chester “Chet”

Ruth Marlys Lehs – Winthrop

Ruth Marlys Lehs, 94, of Winthrop, IA, died Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence, IA. Ruth was born on August 6, 1922 in Klinger, IA, the daughter of Theodore J. and Amelia S. (Herman) Poock. She attended the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Parochial School in Klinger, IA, and worked for

Rosemary H. Goldsmith – Monticello

Rosemary H. Goldsmith, 91, of Monticello died Monday, October, 24, 2016, at St. Luke’s Unity Point Hospital in Cedar Rapids. A visitation will be held from 3 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello where a parish rosary will held at 3 pm.  Visitation will continue Thursday morning from

Debra Burkle – Earlville

Debra Catherine Burkle, 50, of Earlville, Iowa, passed away on Friday, October 21, 2016, at her home.  Visitation: 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at Clifton-Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Earlville, Iowa with a scripture service at 7p.m. Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Earlville. Burial: St.

Joann Alice Hoth – Elkader

Joann Alice Hoth, 85, of Elkader, died Thursday, October 20, 2016, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital. Funeral Service: 11:00 AM on Monday, October, 24, 2016, at Zion Lutheran Church in Clayton Center. Interment: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Clayton Center Visitation: One hour before service time at the church on Monday Leonard Funeral Home and Cremation Service

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