Obituaries articles

Hazel Rizer – Edgewood

Hazel Mary Rizer, 103, went to her heavenly home at 5:55 a.m. on August 15, 2014. She was born on January 23, 1911, on the family farm near Thorpe, Iowa, the daughter of Arthur and Lulu (Gibson) Chopard. She always told the story about the temperature being 31 below and on that day; her mother

Kathryn A. “Kay” Neidy – Independence

Funeral services for 68 year old Kathryn A. “Kay” Neidy of Independence will be held at 10:30am on Thursday, August 21st at the first United Methodist church in Independence, with burial in the Fairview cemetery in Winthrop. Visitation will be held from 2 to 6pm on Wednesday, August 20 at the Reiff Funeral Home and

Robert Porter – Independence

Independence –  Robert L. Porter, 88 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Saturday, August 16, 2014, at ABCM Rehabilitation Center Independence – East in Independence.  He was born on September 8, 1925, in Boone, Iowa, the son of Glen and Dixie Porter.  He attended school in Boone.  During World War II he served in

Duane Freese – Monticello

Duane G. Freese, 82 of Monticello passed away peacefully on Saturday August 16, 2014. Friends may call from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at the Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello where a parish vigil service will be held at 3:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m.

Marvin Jansen – Monticello

Marvin Jansen age 92, of Monticello, died Sunday, August 10, 2014 at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a brief illness. . Funeral services will be held 11:00 Friday morning, August 15, 2014 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Monticello with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery, with Military Honors.  Friends may call from 4 until

Chelsey L. Bildstein – Anamosa

Chelsey L. Bildstein age 23, died Monday August 11, 2014 following a courageous battle with cancer. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 Monday morning, August 18, 2014 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Anamosa with interment in the Riverside Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3 until 7 Sunday at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa. 

Carol Mae (Casper) Zumbach – Coggon

Carol Mae (Casper) Zumbach was born on April 16, 1928 in Monticello, Iowa. She was the fifth of six children born to Tobe and Anna (Farhni) Casper. She was baptized May 12, 1928, and later confirmed at St. Peter and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Castle Grove. Carol spent her childhood on the farm in

Norma F. Lucas – Independence

Independence – Norma F. Lucas, 89 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Monday, August 11, 2014, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence. She was born on June 3, 1925, in Fayette County, Iowa, the daughter of Burt Edward and Martha Arminda (Adams) Miller. She attended school in Fairbank, Iowa. In 1939, she

Leland R. “Fritz” Nebel – Dyersville

Leland R. “Fritz” Nebel, 86, of Dyersville died Sunday, August 10, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque. Friends may call from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 13 at the Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil will be held at 4:00 p.m. and American Legion Post 137

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