Obituaries articles

Sophie Lee Burnell – Earlville

Sophie Lee Burnell, 7 weeks old, passed away suddenly at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, Monday, March 10, 2014. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 14, 2014 at the Clifton-Murdoch Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Earlville with Rev. Donald Krause, officiating.  Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.,

Donald Jerome Hemmer – Independence

Funeral services for 88 year old Donald Jerome Hemmer of Independence will be held at 10:30am Saturday, March 15 at St. Johns Catholic Church in Independence. Visitation will be 4 to 7pm Friday, March 14 and from 8 to 10am Saturday at the Reiff Funeral Home and Crematory in independence.  A Rosary will be recited

Mary Jeanne Schramm – Dyersville

Mary Jeanne Schramm, 90, of Dyersville, Iowa died Monday, March 10, 2014 at Stonehill Care Center, Dubuque, Iowa. Friends may call from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica, Dyersville, Iowa where a Mass of Christian Burial will commence at 11:30 a.m.  Rev. Mark Schramm S.V.D. will officiate.  Burial

Verla Harris – Hopkinton

Verla Harris of Hopkinton, age 90, died Thursday March 6, 2014 at the Jones Regional Medical Center, Anamosa following a sudden illness. Funeral services will be held 11:00 Monday morning, March 10, 2014 at the Hopkinton Community Church with interment in the Hopkinton Cemetery. Friends may call after 9:30 at the church. Pastors Jan Lamont

Paul Lumpa – Monticello

Paul Lumpa age 81, of Monticello, died Friday evening, March 7, 2014 at the Shady Rest Care Center, Cascade with his family by his side. Funeral services will be held 11:00 Thursday morning, March 13, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church, with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery, Monticello with Military Honors. Friends may call from

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,

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