Obituaries articles

Gretchen Abeling – Monticello

Monticello Dateline Gretchen Lee Abeling left this earth peacefully early Saturday morning, February 14, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be held 10:30 Tuesday morning, February 17, 2015 at the Peace United Church of Christ, Monticello. Pastor Michael Cleeton will officiate at the services. Friends may call from 4 until 8 Monday

Dorothy Pettit – Independence

Dorothy May Pettitt, 81, of Independence, Iowa died Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the Northbrook Manor Care Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Dorothy was born on November 12, 1933 in Oelwein, Iowa the daughter of James and Eva (Bailey) Leverington. She was a 1952 graduate of the Maynard High School in Maynard, Iowa and then

Harvey Fascher – Manchester

Harvey William Fascher, 83, of Manchester, Iowa,  died on Friday, February 13, 2015, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester.  He was born on March 19, 1931, in Farmersburg Township near Elkader, the son of William Carl and Elsie (Hagen) Fascher.  Harvey was raised in rural Clayton County and graduated from Elkader High School in

Nancy Jane Odell Strickler – formerly of Greeley

Nancy Jane Odell Strickler, 83, formerly of Greeley, Iowa, died on Friday, February 13, 2015, at the Summer Meadows Nursing Home in Longview, Texas. She was born on July 16, 1931, in Greeley, Iowa, the daughter of Lincoln and Mary Louise (Bolsinger) Odell. On May 31, 1952, Nancy was united in marriage to Earl James


John F. Cannon – Rowley

John F. Cannon, 75, of Rowley, Iowa died Thursday, February 12, 2015 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. John was born on June 16, 1939 near Winthrop, Iowa the son of Francis W. and Lois M. (Aason) Cannon. He graduated from the Quasqueton Consolidated High School in Quasqueton, Iowa and attended the Upper

David L. Meade – Edgewood

David L. Meade, 68, Edgewood, Iowa, died on Thursday, February 12, 2015, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on October 1, 1946, in Anamosa, the son of Howard Elmer and Lucille Marie (Hartbeck) Meade. David was raised and educated in Colesburg and was a 1964 graduate of the Edgewood-Colesburg High School.

Vernon Melchert – Hopkinton

Vernon Melchert age 87 of Hopkinton, died Thursday evening, February 12, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family following an illness of several months. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30, Monday morning, February 16, 2015 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Hopkinton with interment in the Hopkinton Cemetery with Military Honors. Rev. Paul

Patty Diven – Jesup

Jesup –  Patty S. Diven, 72 years old, of Jesup, Iowa, died on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at Manor Care in Waterloo, Iowa.  She was born on July 28, 1942, in Independence, Iowa, the daughter of Lester James and Vonda Irene (Nibeck) Smirl.  She graduated from high school in Quasqueton, Iowa, with the Class of

Linda C. German – Lamont

Linda C. German, 61, of Lamont, Iowa, died on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. Linda Christina Trujillo German was born November 28, 1953, in Trinidad, Colorado, the daughter of Felix and Delores (Murillo ) Trujillo. Linda was raised, educated and lived most of her life in Colorado. Linda was

Ernest Bradley – Manchester

Ernest Kent Bradley, 88, of Manchester, Iowa,  died on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at the V.A. Hospital in Iowa City. He was born on November 26, 1926, in Waucoma, Iowa, the son of Ernest and Jesse (Kent) Bradley.  He attended schools at the Little Red School House and Oneida.  Ernest served honorably in the U.S.

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