Obituaries articles

Norma J. Strempke – Independence

Norma J. Strempke, 81 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Monday, February 13, 2017, at ABCM Rehab. Center of Independence – East Campus in Independence. She was born on December 13, 1935 in Littleton, Iowa, the daughter of Marvin Raymond and Edna Hazel (Manross) Ohl. She attended school in Littleton. On July 21, 1954,

Leo Francis Michael – Independence

Leo Francis Michael, 98, of Independence, Iowa died Monday, February 13, 2017 at Lexington Estates Care Center, Independence, IA. Leo was born on December 11, 1918, in Independence, Iowa, the son of Frank L. and Rose Ann (Miller) Michael. He was a 1936 graduate of Independence High School in Independence. On October 2, 1940, he

Estella M. Hahn Michels

Estella Marie Hahn Michels, 83, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at the Martin Health Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa.  She was born November 12, 1933, on a farm east of Dyersville, Iowa, the daughter of Casper J. and Amelia (Arens) Hahn. Estella attended country schools until eighth grade when she

Herbert J. Wendling – Independence

Herbert J. Wendling, 77, of Independence, Iowa died Friday, February 10, 2017, at the Regional Medical Center, Manchester, Iowa. Junior was born on August 24, 1939, in Independence, Iowa, the son of Herbert G. and Christina A. (Weber) Wendling. He graduated from St. John’s High School with the class of 1958, he then began farming

Donald “Don” E. Vontalge – Wadena

Donald “Don” Edward Vontalge, 87, of Wadena, IA, died Saturday, February 11, 2017, at Good Neighbor Home in Manchester, IA. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 13, 2017, at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home in Elkader, IA. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at 10:30

Duanne Ruen Ott Thiel – formerly of Dyersville

Duanne Ruen Ott Thiel, 65, of Hiawatha, Iowa, formerly of Dyersville, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at the Hiawatha Care Center surrounded by her children. A visitation will be held from 2:00-8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville, where a Vigil Service

Susan L. Miller – Manchester

Susan L. Miller, 88, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at the Good Neighbor Home, Manchester. Visitation: 2:00 – 5:00 p.m., Sunday, February 12, 2017, Bohnenkamp – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester. Funeral Service: 1:00 p.m., Monday, February 13, 2017, First Lutheran Church, Manchester, with visitation one hour prior. Private

Clyde Edwin Jennings – Strawberry Point

Clyde Edwin Jennings, 92, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 9, 2017, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester, Iowa. He was born on September 11, 1924, in Garber, the son of Arthur and Marie (Thein) Jennings. Clyde was born and raised on the family century farm. He graduated as the

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