Obituaries articles

Verla Schaefer – Manchester

Verla Schaefer – Manchester

     Verla M. Schaefer, 91, of Manchester, Iowa, died peacefully at the Good Neighbor Home, Sunday, July 16, 2017.  Visitation: 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Bohnenkamp – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester and one hour prior to service on Thursday.  Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 20, 2017, Bohnenkamp

Carl Wolken – Monticello

Carl Wolken, age 96, died peacefully on Friday, July 14, 2017 at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center with his wife Betty of nearly 75 years by his side. A celebration of Carl’s life will be held 11:00 Monday morning, July 17, 2016 at the First Presbyterian Church, Monticello with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery. 

William “Bill” J. Wernimont – Hopkinton

William “Bill” Joseph Wernimont, age 81, died Thursday, July 13, 2017, at his son’s home on the Wernimont family farm near Monticello.   Visitation will be held at the St. Luke Catholic Church, Hopkinton, on Monday, July 17, 2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., beginning with the Parish Vigil Service. Visitation will continue on Tuesday,

Walter Whittle

Walter Whittle, age 89, passed over to the father on Monday, July 10, 2017, at Madonna Towers in Rochester, MN.   Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elkader is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left with   Visitation: 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Sunday, July 16, 2017, at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home

William “Bill” Lee – Lamont

Services for 71 year old William “Bill” Lee of Lamont will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, July 13, 2017 at  Grace United Methodist Church in Lamont. Visitation 4 PM until 7 PM Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Grace United Methodist Church in Lamont. Burial in the Campton Cemetery, Lamont   Survivors of Bill Lee

Steve S. “Papa” Ward – Ryan

Steve S.  “Papa” Ward, 66, of Ryan, Iowa, passed away at Regional Medical Center Emergency Room in Manchester, on Friday, July 7, 2017.  He was born on February 15, 1951, in Independence, the son of Richard T. and Arlene G. (Fox) Ward. Steve was raised in rural Monti where he attended school through eighth grade. 

Donna Mae Schonscheck – formerly of Neenah, Wisconsin

Donna Mae Schonscheck, 86, formerly of Neenah, Wisconsin, passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017, at the Circle of Life Missions Boarding Home in Strawberry Point, Iowa.  She was born on December 14, 1930, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the daughter of Alton and Rhea (Jahnke) Wilde.  Donna attended country school near Oshkosh.   On June 4,

Janet K. Willenbring – Dyersville

Janet K. Willenbring, 67, of Dyersville, Iowa passed away after a short battle with lung cancer, Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at St. Mary’s Campus of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.   Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, July 9, 2017, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville

Francis “Pat” Woods – Ryan

Francis “Pat” Woods, 81, of Ryan, died at Heritage Nursing Home on Sunday, July 2, 2017. Services: 10 a.m., Thursday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Ryan by the Rev. John Kremer. Friends may visit with the family at the church Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m., and Thursday after 9 a.m. Teahen Funeral Home is

Roger A. Sundermeyer – Center Point

Roger A. Sundermeyer, 72, of Center Point, Iowa, died Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Visitation: 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Sunday, July 9, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Center Point, Iowa, and one hour prior to the service on Monday.  Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 10, 2017, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Center Point, with Pastor