Obituaries articles

Gerald “Gary” C. Smith – Manchester

Gerald “Gary” C. Smith, 73, of Manchester, Iowa, died Sunday, March 13, 2016. Visitation will be held from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at Bohnenkamp – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester, with a Scripture Service at 2:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 17, 2016,

Ethel MacDonald – Dyersville

Ethel Catherine MacDonald, 91, of Dubuque, Iowa; formerly of Dyersville, Iowa; Baltimore and Chesapeake Beach, Maryland; and Oxnard, California died at 1:32 a.m. Sunday, Mar. 13, 2016, at Hawkeye Care Center in Dubuque. In keeping with her wishes, her body was donated to the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. A Gathering of Remembrance

Ronald D. Hess – Independence

Ronald D. Hess, age 75 of Independence went home with his God on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 due to complications of Parkinson’s disease. Ron was born on December 31, 1940 to Marie Elizabeth (Woods) and Robert Hess in Crete, Nebraska. They moved to Mount Vernon when he was 5 years old. After graduating from Mt.

Veronica A. Cornwell – Hazleton

Hazleton – Veronica A. Cornwell, 56 years old, of Hazleton, Iowa, died on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at her home in Hazleton. She was born on October 7, 1959, in Oelwein, Iowa, the daughter of Delbert Lee and Evelyn Alta (Johnson) Cornwell. She finished her high school education at Hawkeye Technical College in Waterloo and

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Lu Rene D. Eck – formerly of Strawberry Point

Lu Rene D.  Eck, 85, formerly of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at the Meth-Wick Community in Cedar Rapids.  She was born on April 10, 1930, in Pipestone, Minnesota, the daughter of Allen and Dorothy (Lincoln) Gewecke.   Lu attended Ag School in the Twin Cities and then studied medical technology

Harold R. Lorenz – Manchester

Funeral Mass for Harold R. Lorenz of Manchester will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, March 16th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Manchester. Visitation from 9:30 until time of service at the church with a scripture service and sharing of memories at 10:00am. Survivors of Harold Lorenz include his wife, Dr. Mary Ann Lorenz,

Evelyn A. Althaus – Independence

Evelyn A. Althaus, 84, of Independence, Iowa died Tuesday morning, March 8, 2016 at the Lexington Estates Care Center, Independence, IA. Evelyn was born on February 3, 1932 in Ottumwa, Iowa the daughter of Calvin M. and Rose A. (Peterson) Conger. She was a 1949 graduate of the Ottumwa High School. On October 14, 1950

Rosemary Dunn – Strawberry Point

Strawberry Point, Iowa Rosemary Dunn The heavens are a little brighter today, the earth a little less so.  Rosemary Dunn passed away Saturday, March 5, 2016, in the Hospice Care Unit of Iowa City’s Mercy Hospital surrounded by the love of her family at age 93. The family invites you to gather together and share

Lucille Callies – Manchester

Lucille L. (Perrinjaquet) Callies, 89, of Manchester, Iowa, died Saturday, February 27, 2016, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. Memorial Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at the Community Congregational Church, Manchester, with a luncheon to follow. Arrangements by Bohnenkamp-Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester. Survivors include her husband of 56 years,

Linda Lou Osterkamp – Garber

Linda Lou Osterkamp, 50, of Garber, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at Finley Hospital in Dubuque. She was born on August 28, 1965, in Manchester, the daughter of Arnold and Donna (Hansel) Holthaus. Linda graduated from Ed-Co High School in 1983. After graduation she began farming. Linda was united in marriage to