Obituaries articles

Raymond O. Gates – Independence

Independence – Raymond O. Gates, 81 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Thursday, April 28, 2016, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence. He was born on October 13, 1934, in Independence, the son of Raymond Cyrus and Nesida (Abbott) Gates. He graduated from high school in Independence with the Class of 1954.

George Jeffry “Jeff” Childers – Manchester

George Jeffry “Jeff” Childers, 65, of Manchester, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at the Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids. He was born on March 9, 1951, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of George and Thelma (Larkin) Childers. Jeff was raised and educated in the area, and was a 1969 graduate from Southeastern High

Thomas M. Conry – Dyersville

Thomas M. Conry, 71, of Dyersville, Iowa died Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at Good Neighbor Society, Manchester, Iowa surrounded by his loving family.   Visitation will be held 2 -6 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a Celebration of Life ceremony will commence at 6:00

Germaine E. (Clemen) Gaul – Holy Cross

Germaine E. (Clemen) Gaul, 86, of Holy Cross, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Visitation will be held 2-8 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, Holy Cross. Visitation will continue Saturday from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. at Kramer Funeral Home prior to funeral services. A

Anthony “Tony” Schmelzer – Elkader

Anthony “Tony” Schmelzer, 60, of Elkader, died Monday, April 25, 2016, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic in Iowa City, Iowa. Visitation will be Friday, April 29, 2016 from 4-7 pm at Leonard Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Elkader, Iowa, with a one hour visitation before services at the church on Saturday. Mass of

Brenda Fredrick – Strawberry Point

Brenda Lee Fredrick, 57, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at the RMC Hospital in Manchester.  She was born on January 23, 1959, in Manchester, the daughter of Donald and Marilyn (Kaiser)  Fredrick.  Brenda was baptized on March 1, 1959, and confirmed at Emanuel Lutheran Church in  Strawberry Point.  Brenda

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Brenda R. Meyer – Strawberry Point

Brenda R. Meyer, 56, of Strawberry Point, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016, at her home. She was born on February 1, 1960, in Manchester, the daughter of Gerald “Abe” and Maxine (Wilson) Lincoln. Brenda graduated from Starmont High School with the class of 1978. After graduation she worked in Cedar Rapids for several

Bernard John Schlichte – Edgewood

Bernard John Schlichte, 86, of Edgewood, Iowa, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home. He was born on June 9, 1929, in New Vienna, the son of John and Ann (Willenbring) Schlichte. He was raised and educated in the area, attending country school near Dyersville and High School in Dyersville.

Doris A. Reth – Manchester

Doris A. Reth, 75, of Manchester, died Thursday, April 21, 2016. Private family services will be held. Bohnenkamp – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements. Survivors include five children, Kim (Jeff) Hutchinson of Manchester; Steven Reth of Manchester, Jeffrey (Tina) Reth of Perryville, Maryland, Judy (Randy) Gowen, Yorktown, Saskatchewan, Canada,

Kevin D. Ottesen – Dyersville

Kevin D. Ottesen, 55, of Dyersville died Thursday, April 21, 2016, at his home surrounded by his family. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 25, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville. Inurnment will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Dyersville. Kevin was born November