Obituaries articles

Robert Downing – Independence

Independence -  Robert H. Downing, 81, years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo, Iowa.  He was born on August 27, 1932, in Black Hawk County, Iowa, the son of George Powell and Bernice Arlene (Schrader) Downing.  He attended the BlackHawkCounty and BuchananCounty country

Norbert Goedken – Masonville

City or Town Heading:   Masonville   Name of Deceased:       Norbert Goedken   Age of Deceased:           85 Date & Place of Death: Saturday, March 8, 2014 at his rural farm home.   Services:               10:30 A.M. Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Place of Services: I.C. Catholic Church in Masonville Special Services:  7 PM Monday, Mar. 10 Scripture service

Betty Jane Garaghty – Elkader

Betty Jane Garaghty, 83, of Elkader, died, Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at University Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. She was born September 8, 1930, in Guttenberg, to Jack and Frances (Walter) Mahowald. Jane graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic High School in Guttenberg.   She was united in marriage to John Garaghty on April 17,

Maxine Rose Heffernan – Manchester

Maxine Rose Heffernan, 89, of Manchester, Iowa, died on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester.  She was born on March 3, 1925, in Ryan, the daughter of Harry and Bernadine (Duggan) McCrea.  Maxine was educated in the Ryan and Coggon,  and graduated from Jesup High School in 1943.  She received

Karen G. Jensen – Independence

Funeral services for 61 year old Karen G. Jensen of Independence will be held at 3pm on Friday, March 7th at the Reiff Funeral Home and Crematory in independence Visitation: 1pm until service time Friday at the Funeral Home. Survivors of Karen Jensen include: Her husband, Rick A son, Jason Hunziker  of Independence Her Mother,


Joan “Dietz” Loecke – Worthington

Joan S. “Dietz” Loecke, 86, of Worthington, Iowa, died Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, Iowa. Friends and relatives of Joan may call from 2 to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Dyersville, Iowa, where a wake service will be held at 4 p.m., and

Jose Moncada Nava – Petersburg

Jose Moncada Nava, 36, of Petersburg died Monday, March 3, 2014, as a result of an auto/train accident in Earlville, Iowa. Friends may call from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 7, 2014, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a Vigil Service will be held at 4 p.m. Mass of

Alphonse B. “Al” Pasker – Manchester

Alphonse B. “Al” Pasker, 88, of Manchester, Iowa, died on Sunday March 2, 2014,  at St. Luke’s Unity Point in Cedar Rapids.   He was born on October 11, 1925, in Luxemburg, the son of  Benjamin and Clara (Brunsmann) Pasker.  Al  attended St. Patrick’s School in Ryan and worked on the family farm until he was

Krista G. Nuttall – Manchester

Krista G. Nuttall, 49, of Manchester, Iowa, died on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.   She was born on November 27, 1964, in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of Harold Dean Sinor and Deloris Williams.  Krista was raised and educated in the Manchester area and graduated

Charlotte Mensen – Earlville

Charlotte A. Mensen, 88, of Earlville, Iowa, died Friday, February 28, 2014, at the Good Neighbor Home, Manchester, Iowa. Funeral Services: 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Earlville. The family will greet friends from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, at the Clifton-Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Earlville,

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