Obituaries articles

William J. Dunn – Independence

Independence – William J. Dunn, Jr., 71 years old, of Independence, died on Friday, July 1, 2016, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. He was born on June 26, 1945, in Miami Beach, Florida, the son of William James Dunn, Sr., and Alvina Helen (Dall) Dunn. He graduated from high school in Osceola, Iowa,

Esther M. Reed – Manchester and formerly of Delhi

Esther M. Reed, 101, of Manchester, Iowa, (formerly Delhi) died on Sunday, July 3, 2016, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. She was born on April 25, 1915, in Lamont, the daughter of Harm and Ida Louisa (Ulitzsch) Wessels. Esther was raised in the area, and graduated from Manchester High School in 1932. On

Virginia Schemmel Meyer – Orlando Florida

Virginia Schemmel Meyer, 91, of Orlando Florida, passed away on June 29, 2016, at her home. Visitation will be held 3-7 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville, Iowa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 8, 2016, St. Francis Xavier


Janet T. McCauley – Independence

Independence – Janet Thalia McCauley, 81 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Monday, June 27, 2016, at the ABCM Rehab Independence – West Campus in Independence. She was born on April 10, 1935, in Richland Center, Wisconsin, the daughter of Lester Merle and Inga Cecilia (Peterson) Cooper. She graduated from high school in Richland

Esther Lechtenberg pic

Esther Lechtenberg – Masonville,

Esther Emma Lechtenberg, 88, of Masonville, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2016, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home.  She was born on September 9, 1927, at Greeley, the daughter of Bernard (Ben) and Margaret (Klosterman) Funke.  Esther was raised and educated in the area, graduating from the Greeley High School. On January 11, 1949,

Lucille Bollman – Charles City, formerly of Strawberry Point

Lucille Bollman, 101, of Charles City, formerly Strawberry Point, passed away Friday, June 24, 2016, at Cedar Health in Charles City with her family singing by her side. A funeral Mass for Lucille Bollman will begin at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Charles City with Reverend Gary Mayer

Maleigha Nauman – Sherrill

Maleigha Martha Nauman, stillborn infant daughter of Rachael and Kevin Nauman of Sherrill was delivered at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City on Friday, June 24, 2016. Private graveside services will be held at St. Boniface Cemetery in New Vienna. Those left to remember Maleigha are her parents, Rachael (Engelken) and

Mary Wilson photo

Mary “Bernita” Wilson – Manchester

Mary “Bernita” Wilson, 97, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2016.  She was born on March 4. 1919, in Elkader, the daughter of Ernest and Agnes (O’Brien) Meyer.  She was the seventh of eight children born to this union.  Bernita was educated at St. Joseph Schools and attended Elkader Junior College. Bernita’s


Ronald “Jake” D. Jacobson – Cedar Rapids

Ronald “Jake” D. Jacobson, 66, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer in his home on Friday, June 24, 2016. Service:¬¬¬10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June, 29, 2016, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids. Visitation: 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at the funeral home. Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Rural

anna nefzger

Anna M. Nefzger – Manchester

Anna Mae Nefzger, 13, of Manchester, Iowa, died Friday, June 24, 2016, at Regional Medical Center in Manchester. Anna Mae Nefzger was born July 5, 2002, the daughter of Danny J. and Karla K. (Kintzle) Nefzger in Manchester. She was raised and educated in the Delhi area and was currently going to enter the 8th