Obituaries articles

Edward L. Leuchs – Dyersville

Edward L. Leuchs, 87, of Dyersville, Iowa died Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque, Iowa.   Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, March 8, 2015, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 2 p.m. and an

Lee C. Bowden – Independence

Independence – Lee C. Bowden, 76 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Sunday, March 1, 2015, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence. He was born on June 9, 1938, in Buchanan County, on a farm northwest of Lamont, Iowa, the son of Fred George and Delma Edith (Dopp) Bowden. He graduated from

Rosina “Rosie” Vorwald – of Strawberry Point

Rosina “Rosie” Vorwald, 93, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2015, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester.  She was born on November 6, 1921, in Dyersville, the daughter of Edward and Magdalina (Thies) Egloff.  She was raised and educated in the Luxemburg and New Vienna areas. Rosie was united in

Benjamin Koester – Manchester

Benjamin Richard Koester, 18, of Manchester, Iowa, died Saturday, February 28, 2015, at his home near Manchester. Benjamin Koester was born September 4, 1996, in Torrance, California, the son of Jay and Cheryl (McLaughlin) Koester.  He moved with his family to Manchester in 1999 and was educated in the West Delaware Community School district. Benjamin

Joan M. Helle – Dyersville

Joan M. Helle, 89, of Dyersville, Iowa died Thursday, February 26, 2015, at Stonehill Care Center, Dubuque.   Friends may call from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Sunday, March 1, 2015, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 8:00 p.m.  Friends may continue to

Merlin Dean Matteson – Independence

Merlin Dean Matteson, 78, of Independence, Iowa died Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa. Merlin was born on December 18, 1936 in Quasqueton, Iowa, the son of Clifford Myron and Florence Lucille (Polk) Matteson. He graduated with the class of 1955 from the Independence High School, and served in the

Maxine A. Offerman – Council Bluffs, formerly of Ryan

Maxine A. Offerman, 87, of Council Bluffs, formerly of Ryan, died Tuesday, February 24, 2015, following a long illness. Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Ryan, by Father Joseph Schneider. The family will greet friends from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, March 2, 2015, at Bohnenkamp-Murdoch Funeral

Marjorie Meyer – Janesville, WI, formerly of Elkader

Marjorie Ann Meyer, 83, of Janesville, formerly of Elkader, died Sunday, February 22, 2015, at an adult group home in Janesville, WI.   Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left with www.leonardfuneralhomes.com.   Memorial Service:   11 AM March 3, 2015, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Elkader, Iowa

Harry “Chip” Franck III – Hopkinton

Harry (Chip) Franck III age 67, died Sunday, February 22, 2015 at his home in Hopkinton following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held 11:00 Saturday morning, February 28, 2014 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Manchester.   A luncheon following the service will be held at 1:00 Saturday at the

Alice M. Hunt – Earlville

Alice M. Hunt, 87, of Earlville, died Saturday, February 21, 2015.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Earlville United Parish, Earlville.  Family will greet friends from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the church.  Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Earlville.  Arrangements by Clifton Murdoch Funeral

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