Obituaries articles

Virginette “Virgie” Lunita Dingbaum – Manchester

Virginette “Virgie” Lunita Dingbaum, 85, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Monday, July 18, 2016, at her residence in Manchester. She was born on September 14, 1930, in Luxemburg, the daughter of Clem B. and Lecodia (Thillen) Langel. Virgie was raised and educated in the Luxemburg area. On October 22, 1951, Virgie was united in

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Sylvia M. Steffen – Manchester, formerly of Ryan

Sylvia Mae Steffen, 92, of Manchester, formerly of Ryan, Iowa, passed away on Monday, July 18, 2016, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Sylvia was born on April 12, 1924, in Dubuque, the daughter of Guy and Anna (Noesen) Metcalf.  She was raised and attended country school near Dubuque.   On November 21,

Nancy Mast – Hopkinton

Nancy Mast age 68 died at her home Friday, July 15, 2016 after a brief illness. Visitation will be held on Monday July 18, 2016 at the Hopkinton Community Church from 4 until 8. Private family services will be held on Tuesday with interment in the Hopkinton Cemetery. Goettsch Funeral Home has been entrusted to

Adrien Denis Lofte – Ossian

Adrian Denis Lofte, 64, Ossian, Iowa, died Friday, July 15, 2016 in Rochester, MN. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, from 4-8 pm at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Ossian, Iowa, and one hour before services at the church on Wednesday. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, July 20, 2016,

Elda E. Malone – Strawberry Point

Elda E. Malone, 88, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, died Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Visitation will be from at 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 15, 2016, at Bohnenkamp – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester, with a Scripture Service at 4:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 16, 2016 at


Charlotte Donley – Brandon

Brandon –  Charlotte M. Donley, 84 years old, of Brandon, Iowa, died on Saturday, July 9, 23016, at her home.  She was born on February 9, 1932, in Benton County, Iowa, the daughter of Buy Andrew and Ethel Elizabeth (Lehman) Roster.  She graduated from high school in Cedar Falls, Iowa.  On May 11, 1952, she

Grace E. Walston – Peoria, AZ, formerly of Manchester

Grace Eileen Walston, 96, of Peoria, Arizona, formerly of Manchester, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2016, in Peoria, Arizona. Graveside Service: 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 15, 2016, at Oakland Cemetery, Manchester. Celebration of Life: 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 15, 2016, at the United Methodist Church, Manchester. Arrangements by Bohnenkamp-Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester

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Marvin W. Hamlett – Strawberry Point

Marvin W. Hamlett, 89, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, died on Saturday, July 9, 2016, at the Regional Medical Center in Manchester.  He was born on May 8, 1927, in Strawberry Point, the son of David and Augusta (Kleinlein) Hamlett.  Marvin was raised and educated in the area, graduating from Strawberry Point High School.   Marvin

Leo C. Goedken Sr. – New Vienna

Leo C. Goedken Sr., 77, of New Vienna, Iowa died Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at his home surrounded by his family. Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, July 10, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 5:00

James G. “Jim” Ernzen – Luxemburg

James G. “Jim” Ernzen, 60, of Luxemburg died Tuesday, July 5, 2016, as a result of an automobile accident. Visitation will be held 2 – 8 p.m., Sunday, July 10, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home in Holy Cross. Visitation will continue 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 11, at Kramer Funeral Home, Holy Cross prior