Obituaries articles

Lois Charlton – Manchester

Lois Darlene McCord Charlton, an amazing 88 year old mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully and gracefully on Friday, May 19, 2017.  A two-time resident of Manchester, Iowa, she embodied spirit and spunk right up until the end. Lois Darlene McCord Charlton (“Loi”) was born in Denison, Iowa, the youngest of three children born

James “Jim” Schweitzer – Winthrop

  City or Town Heading:  Winthrop   Name of Deceased:        James “Jim” Schweitzer   Age of Deceased:           74 Date & Place of Death:  Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Regional Medical Center in Manchester   Services:               11:00 AM Thursday, May 25, 2017 Place of Services: Church of Christ United in Winthrop Special Services:   none Burial:         Fremont

JoAnn M. Moeller – Dyersville

JoAnn Marie Moeller, 63 of Dyersville, Iowa passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, May 19, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque, Iowa.   Visitation will be held Sunday May 21, 2017, from 2 to 8 p.m. at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville.  Visitation will continue Monday May 22,

Berniece L. Koelker – Manchester

Berniece Loretta Koelker, 90, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017, at her home in Manchester. She was born June 4, 1926, at home on the farm near Sand Springs, Delaware County, the daughter of August and Anna (Handfelt) Hargrafen.  She grew up on Iowa farms in the Delhi and Hopkinton area.   On November 7,

Russell R. Cole – LeRoy, IL

Russell R. Cole, 88, of LeRoy, IL, passed away, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in Bloomington, Illinois. A Graveside Service will be held at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Oakland Cemetery, Manchester, Iowa.  Masonic Rites and Military Rites will be accorded.  There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to Manchester Masonic Lodge

Lee Bush – Manchester

Lee Bush, 74, of Manchester, Iowa, died Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Visitation: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Friday May 19, 2017, at Bohnenkamp – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester.  Private family graveside services will be held at Brown Cemetery in Colesburg, Iowa. Lee was born April 6, 1943, in Dubuque, Iowa, the son of

Louis Wessels – New Vienna

Louis C. Wessels (92) of New Vienna died peacefully at his home on May 16, 2017. Visitation will be held 3 – 8 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2017, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville.  A parish vigil service will be held at 4 pm and Edward W. Lake VFW Post 7736

Robert “Bob” Darling – Strawberry Point

Robert “Bob” Darling, 89, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017, at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Mason City, Iowa. He was born on June 4, 1927, in Jefferson, Minnesota, the son of Lysander and Clara (Meyer) Darling. Bob attended high school in New Albin, Iowa.   Bob was united

Mary Reidy Knipp – Marshalltown

Mary Reidy Knipp, 94, of Marshalltown and formerly of Independence and Manchester, Iowa died Sunday, May 14, 2017 at the Iowa River Hospice in Marshalltown, Iowa. Mary was born on February 15, 1923 in Monti, Iowa the daughter of John and Annie (Reilly) Monaghan. She was a 1941 graduate of the Winthrop High School, Winthrop,

Verla May Fern Bente – Garnavillo

Verla May Fern Bente, 71, of Garnavillo, Iowa, died at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City on Saturday, May 13, 2017. She was born November 17, 1945 in Guttenberg, Iowa, the daughter of Everd and Opal (Noack) Tuecke. Verla was raised and educated in the area graduating from Guttenberg High School in

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