Obituaries articles

David R. Gates – Independence

David R. Gates, 60 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. He was born on November 10, 1955, in Manchester, Iowa, the son of Loyal “Buster” Edwin and Norma Rose (Van Horn) Gates. He graduated from high school in

Bernice M. Termont – Dyersville

Bernice M. Termont, 89, of Dyersville and formerly of Dubuque, Iowa died Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at her home. Visitation will be held 2 – 7 p.m. Sunday, March 20, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 2 pm. Visitation will continue

Willis Wayne “Bill” Chesmore – Independence

Independence – Willis Wayne “Bill” Chesmore, 84 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Monday, March 14, 2016, at Unity Point St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was born on December 17, 1931, in Cono Township of Buchanan County, near Quasqueton, Iowa, the son of Marshal Curtis and Retha Marie (Brown) Chesmore. He

Myra Lou Rowray – Delhi

Myra Lou Rowray, 76, of Delhi, Iowa, died on Sunday, March 13, 2016, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on July 24, 1939, at home in Covington, Iowa, the daughter of Louis and Almyra “Dutch” (Fulton) Bemer. Myra was a 1956 graduate of Palo High School. Myra was united in marriage

Gerald “Gary” C. Smith – Manchester

Gerald “Gary” C. Smith, 73, of Manchester, Iowa, died Sunday, March 13, 2016. Visitation will be held from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at Bohnenkamp – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester, with a Scripture Service at 2:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 17, 2016,

Ethel MacDonald – Dyersville

Ethel Catherine MacDonald, 91, of Dubuque, Iowa; formerly of Dyersville, Iowa; Baltimore and Chesapeake Beach, Maryland; and Oxnard, California died at 1:32 a.m. Sunday, Mar. 13, 2016, at Hawkeye Care Center in Dubuque. In keeping with her wishes, her body was donated to the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. A Gathering of Remembrance

Ronald D. Hess – Independence

Ronald D. Hess, age 75 of Independence went home with his God on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 due to complications of Parkinson’s disease. Ron was born on December 31, 1940 to Marie Elizabeth (Woods) and Robert Hess in Crete, Nebraska. They moved to Mount Vernon when he was 5 years old. After graduating from Mt.

Veronica A. Cornwell – Hazleton

Hazleton – Veronica A. Cornwell, 56 years old, of Hazleton, Iowa, died on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at her home in Hazleton. She was born on October 7, 1959, in Oelwein, Iowa, the daughter of Delbert Lee and Evelyn Alta (Johnson) Cornwell. She finished her high school education at Hawkeye Technical College in Waterloo and

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Lu Rene D. Eck – formerly of Strawberry Point

Lu Rene D.  Eck, 85, formerly of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at the Meth-Wick Community in Cedar Rapids.  She was born on April 10, 1930, in Pipestone, Minnesota, the daughter of Allen and Dorothy (Lincoln) Gewecke.   Lu attended Ag School in the Twin Cities and then studied medical technology