Obituaries articles

Marianna Baskerville Kelchen – Manchester

Marianna (Moser) Baskerville Kelchen, 87, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away Friday, December 12, 2014. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m, Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at the Earlville United Parish. The family will greet friends from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester, and from

David Drinkwater – Manchester

David C. Drinkwater, 88, of Manchester, Iowa, died on Thursday, December 11, 2014, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. David was born on May 3, 1926, in Havre, Montana, the son of George and Viola (Gaffney) Drinkwater. He was raised and educated in the area, graduating from Havre Montana High School with the class

William “Bill” Deppe – Manchester

William “Bill” John Deppe, 88, of Manchester, Iowa, formerly of Petersburg, died Thursday, December 11, 2014, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home, after a brief illness. Bill was born on November 17, 1926, in Petersburg, the son of Clem and Frances (Weber) Deppe. He was raised and educated in the Petersburg area. Bill served honorably in

Norman Strief – Marion

Norman Lee Strief, 83, of Marion, died Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at his home. Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion, by Pastor Jon Moss. The family will greet friends two hours prior to the service at the funeral home in Marion. Burial: Troy Mills Cemetery,

Leon Burkle – Earlville

Leon Burkle, 90, of Earlville passed away peacefully surrounded by family on December 9, 2014. Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, December 15, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Earlville. The family will greet friends from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m., Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the church, and one hour before Mass on

James Mann – Guttenberg

James David Mann, 71, of Guttenberg, died Sunday, December 7, 2014. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 15, 2014, at Clifton Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Earlville. The family will greet friends from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., Sunday, December 14, 2014, at the Funeral Home, and one hour prior to service

Brenda (Martin) Smock – Strawberry Point

Brenda (Martin) Smock, 77, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, died on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home in Strawberry Point. She was born on May 3, 1936, in the state of Georgia. Brenda was united in marriage to Ronald “Bud” Smock on February 14, 1968, in Mexico. After returning from the service,

Vernon Clarence Bockenstedt – Earlville

Vernon Clarence Bockenstedt, 79, of Earlville, died Monday, December 8, 2014. Funeral Mass will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 13, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Earlville. The family will greet friends from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m., Friday, December 12, 2014 at Clifton Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Earlville, with a 3:00 p.m.

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