Obituaries articles

Irene Mathilda Swenka – Greeley

Funeral mass for 89 year old Irene Mathilda Swenka of Greeley will be at 10:30am on Monday, May 30th at St. Marks Catholic Church in Edgewood. Visitation will be held from 4:00 until 7:00pm on Sunday, May 29th at the Leonard Muller Funeral Home in Edgewood, where there will be a 3:30pm scripture service. Visitation

Ron LeClere – Hopkinton

Ron LeClere age 72, of Hopkinton, died Monday May 23, 2016 at Mercy Hospital Cedar Rapids following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held 11:00 Friday morning, May 27, 2016 at the Hopkinton Community Church. Pastor Jan Lamont will officiate at the services. Friends may call from 4 until 7 Thursday at the Goettsch

Donald H. Toale – Independence

Donald H. Toale, 60, of Independence, Iowa died Monday, May 23, 2016 at the Buchanan County Health Center, Independence of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Don was born on January 11, 1956 in Independence, Iowa the son of Francis M. and Clara R. (DePape) Toale. He was a 1974 graduate of St. John’s Catholic

Freida K. Loesche – Petersburg

Freida K. Loesche, 63, of Petersburg, died Saturday, May 21, 2016, at St. Luke’s Unity Point Hospital, Cedar Rapids, following a short illness. Visitation will be held from 3 -8 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 5


Norene H. Ronnebaum – Independence

Norene H. Ronnebaum of Independence, Iowa, passed away peacefully at Unity Point Health-Allen Hospital on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Norene was born on October 16, 1917, to Joseph and Helena Engelken Buessing on a farm near Baileyville, Kansas. Norene married Leonard Ronnebaum on May 9, 1946, after he returned from the WW II war effort.

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Gordon Schmidt – Manchester

Gordon P. Schmidt, 80, of Manchester,  Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. He was born on September 5, 1935, in Earlville, the son of Paul and Elda (Becker) Schmidt.  He was baptized on October 6, 1935 and confirmed April 10, 1949 at First Lutheran Church.  Gordon

Margaret M. Miller – Manchester

Margaret M. Miller, 95, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2016, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. She was born on April 25, 1921, in Worthington, the daughter of John and Clara (Tegler) Recker. On June 30, 1941, Margaret was united in marriage to Herbert Miller at St. Mary Catholic Church

Patsy Kay Bowden – Lamont

Services for 73 year old Patsy Kay Bowden of Lamont will be at 11:00 A.M. Friday, May 20, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Dundee Visitation – 4 PM until 7 PM Thursday, May 19 at the Grace United Methodist Church in Lamont and after 10:00 A.M. Friday at the Church in Dundee. Burial in

Allan Falck – Strawberry Point

Allan George Falck, 93, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, died at his home on Saturday, May 14, 2016.  He was born on August 25, 1922, in rural Lamont, the son of Charles and Elizabeth (Kleinsorge) Falck.  Allan was raised and educated in the Lamont area, and graduated in 1940 from Lamont High School. On January 23,