Obituaries articles

Annette M. Hird – Volga

Annette Marie Hird, 51, of Volga, died February 16, 2016, at North Hawaii Community Hospital in Waimea, Hawaii, due to complications of a near drowning accident. Mass of Christian Burial:  11:00 AM on Friday, March 4, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elkader Visitation: 3 to 8 PM Thursday, March 3, 2016, at St.


Myra E. Rausch – Dyersville

Myra E. Rausch, 89, of, Dyersville, Iowa died Thursday, February 25, 2016, at Shady Rest Care Center, Cascade, Iowa.   Visitation will be held 3 – 7 p.m. Sunday, February 28, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 3 pm. Visitation will

Louise Bessie Fenton – Strawberry Point

Louise Bessie Fenton, 102, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Monday, February 22, 2016, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home in Edgewood. She was surrounded by many of her family. She was born at Elkader, Iowa, on July 20, 1913, the youngest daughter of Oren C. and Lena A. (Mueller) Adams. When she was a

Pamela S. Freitag – Elkader

Pamela S. Freitag, 54, of Elkader, died Tuesday, February, 23, 2016, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader. Funeral Services: 11:00 AM on Friday, February 26, 2016, at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader. Officiating: Rev. Donna Buckman Visitation: 4 to 7 PM – Thursday, February 25, 2016, at Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader and

Donna J. Cummings – Independence

Donna J. Cummings, 89, of Independence, IA died Monday February 22, 2016 at the Lexington Estates Care Center in Independence, IA. Donna was born on June 6, 1926 the daughter of Carl E. and Mary E. (Fest) Hermann. She was a 1944 graduate of the Independence High School, and began working as a bookkeeper with

Coy Gene Walton – Troy Mills

Coy Gene Walton, 75, of Troy Mills, Iowa died Friday, February 19, 2016 at Unity Point St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, IA Coy was born August 15, 1940 in Troy Mills, IA the son of Carl Ray and Wilma Gertrude (McCright) Walton. He was a 1959 graduate of Troy Mills High School. He married

Rachel “Rae Ann” Wickman – Manchester

Rachel “Rae Ann” Wickman, 90, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Monday, February 22, 2016, at Marietta’s Place in Manchester. She was born on June 26, 1925, in Hopkinton, the daughter of Alfred J. and Rachel M. (Anglin) Lahey. Rae Ann graduated from Buck Creek High School in 1942. She then attended Lenox College and

Carson John James Stocks – Garnavillo

Carson John James Stocks, 74, of Garnavillo, passed away on February 21, 2016. Graveside Services will be held at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at Garnavillo City Cemetery, Garnavillo. Friends can meet the family Wednesday, February 24, 2016, from 4 to 7 PM at the Garnavillo Community Center in Garnavillo. Leonard Funeral Home

John W. Wiley – Greeley

John William Wiley, 79, of Greeley, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2016, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester.   He was born on January 26, 1937, in rural Greeley, the son of Charles and Edna (Harris) Wiley. John graduated from Greeley High School with the class of 1955. He served honorably in

Annette M. Hird – Volga

Annette M. Hird, 51, of Volga, died Wed. Feb. 17, 2016, at North Hawaii Community Hospital in Waimea, Hawaii. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Leonard Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Elkader is assisting the family.