Obituaries articles

Bob Ealy – Lamont

Robert “Bob” Ealy, 73, entered into his eternal rest on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester, Iowa. Robert Ray Ealy was born February 14, 1944, at Belle Plaine, Iowa, the son of Leslie and Jane Nichols Ealy. He attended local schools and graduated from Vinton High School with the class

Blanche E. Richter – Manchester

  Blanche E. Richter, 97, of Manchester, Iowa, died Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Marietta’s Place, Manchester, Iowa. Visitation will be 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Earlville United Parish, Earlville, with funeral services beginning at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Jill Mack officiating.  Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Earlville. Blanche Eleanor Richter was born

Larry L. VanLaningham – Independence

Independence –  Larry L. VanLaningham, 68 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Monday, May 29, 2017, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence.  He was born in Independence on February 6, 1949, the son of Wilbert Martin and Darlene M. (Manross) VanLaningham.  He graduated from high school in Independence.  On August 26, 1967,

Lucille M. Hildebrand – Edgewood

Lucille Mae Hildebrand, 92, of Edgewood, Iowa, was pronounced dead at her home on Monday, May 29, 2017.  She was born on January 27, 1925, in Oelwein, the daughter of Denny and Marian (Kaylor) Watkins.  She was raised and attended school in Oelwein.   Lucille was united in marriage to LeRoy Spragg on July 15,

Carla M. Ries – New Vienna

Carla Mae Ries, 63, of New Vienna, Iowa passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at home surrounded by her family.   Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 29, 2017 at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville.  Visitation will continue Tuesday from 8:30 a.m.

James “Jim” Opitz – Strawberry Point,

James “Jim” Joseph Opitz, 63, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Friday, May 26, 2017, at his residence in Strawberry Point. He was born on June 2, 1953, the son of Joseph William Opitz and Mary Grace (O’Brien) Opitz. James was raised and educated in Strawberry Point, graduating from Starmont High School in 1971.

William H. “Doc” Cusick – Dyersville

William H. “Doc” Cusick, 83, of Dyersville, Iowa passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017, at home surrounded by his family in Dyersville. Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 30,  2017, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at

Ethel M. Jacque – Dyersville

Ethel M. Jacque, 86 of Dyersville, Iowa passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017, at Oak Crest Manor in Dyersville. Visitation will be held from 3 – 8 pm Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville.  Visitation will continue from 9 – 10 am Thursday at Kramer Funeral Home

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