Obituaries articles

John W. Sand – Independence

John W. Sand, 56, of Independence, Iowa died Sunday morning, October 4, 2015 at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence, Iowa of injuries sustained in an auto accident. John was born on April 17, 1959 in Independence, Iowa the son of Leo J. and Norene J. (Miller) Sand. He was a 1977 graduate of

Michael Roach – Elkader

Funeral Mass for 84 year old Michael Roach of Elkader will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, October 10, 2015, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elkader.   Visitation: 9:00 am until mass time at the church on Saturday.   Inurnment with Military Honors: St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Elkader

Norbert Kruse – Elkader

Norbert Kruse, 64, of Elkader, died Saturday, October 03, 2015, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home.   Private family services will be held at a later date.   Leonard Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.

Katherine “Kay” Gaffney – Independence

Independence –  Katherine “Kay” Gaffney, 85 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Thursday, October 1, 2015, at Lexington Estate in Independence.  She was born on April 15, 1930, in Oelwein, Iowa, the daughter of Matthew and Elizabeth (Burkhart) Kisner.  She graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Oelwein with the Class of 1949.  On

Dawn D. Lange – Edgewood

Dawn Delite Lange, 54, of Edgewood, Iowa, passed away on  Tuesday, September 29, 2015,  at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.  She was born on July 22, 1961, in Elkader, the daughter of Valdean and Patricia (Kuehl) Lange.  Dawn  was raised and educated in the area, and was a 1979 Central Community High School graduate.

Douglas E. Oakleaf – Manchester

Douglas E. Oakleaf, 95, of Manchester, Iowa, died on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. He was born on June 21, 1920, in Sioux City, the son of Byron and Alice (Anderson) Oakleaf. Doug graduated from Central High School in Sioux City. He then attended and graduated with a degree

Marcella A. White – Dyersville

Marcella A. White, 94, of Dyersville, died Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at Shady Rest Care Center in Cascade. Visitation will be held from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Visitation will continue

Peggy Merfeld, – Monticello

Funeral Mass for 57 year old Peggy Merfeld, of Monticello will be held at 10:30 Friday morning, October 2, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Monticello. Visitation from 4 until 8 Thursday at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello where a parish Vigil Service will start at 4:00. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Jayne Miller – Edgewood

Jayne Ellen Miller,  84, of Edgewood, Iowa, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, September 26, 2015.  She was born on March 24, 1931, in Edgewood, the daughter of Russell and Edna (Tyrrell) Smock.  Jayne attended school in Greeley and graduated from Greeley High School. After her graduation, Jayne was employed by Allis Chalmers

William H. “Bill” Hepker – Independence

William H. “Bill” Hepker, 67, of Independence, IA and formerly of the Quasqueton, IA area died Thursday evening, September 24, 2015 at the Buchanan County Health Center, Independence, IA. Bill was born on February 13, 1948 in Independence, Iowa the son of Harold G. and Vonda E. (Cottrell) Hepker. In 1962 the Hepker family moved