Obituaries

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Tue
21
Jan

Ronald Dean Engelhardt

Ronald Dean Engelhardt, 77, known by many as “the ice cream man,” of Elkader, died Friday, January 10, 2020, at the Elkader Care Center. He was born October 7, 1942, in Farmersburg, IA, to Wendel Fred and Ivanelle (Kraus) Engelhardt. Ron was baptized on October 18, 1942, at St. John Lutheran Church in Farmersburg and confirmed on May 20, 1956 at St. Paul Lutheran church in Monona. He graduated from MFL Community School at Monona.

On February 22, 1975, he was united in marriage to Rosemary Teresa Toale at Bethany Lutheran Church in Elkader. The couple made their home in Elkader. Ron was employed by Miller Ice Cream Company for a number of years where he worked in manufacturing and sales, thus the name “the ice cream man.”.Later he started his own family business R and R. Dairy.

Tue
21
Jan

Dorothy Ann Emilie (Baade) Bushkofsky

Dorothy Ann Emilie (Baade) Bushkofsky, 89, died Friday, January 10, 2020, at her home in Elkader. She was born June 1, 1930, in Garnavillo Township, to Clarence and Hulda (Kalke) Baade. She was baptized June 29, 1930, confirmed, and united in marriage to Robert Bushkofsky on June 20, 1949, all at Zion Lutheran Church, Clayton Center. Five sons were born to this union.

Dorothy graduated from Elkader High School and attended Upper Iowa University to obtain her teaching certificate. She taught country school on Gunder Road for several years before starting a family.

Tue
21
Jan

Dorothy Marie (Beyer) Beck

Dorothy Marie (Beyer) Beck, 90, of Elkader, died peacefully Thursday, January 16, 2020, at the Elkader Care Center. She was born April 1, 1929, on the family farm in rural Elkader, the daughter of Otto Beyer and Anna Marie (Koehn) Beyer. She was baptized and confirmed at Peace Church in Elkader, and on November 20, 1947, also at Peace Church, was united in marriage to Gerald Beck. Incidentally, their wedding was the same day as the royal wedding of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip.

Wed
15
Jan

Beverley Klink

Beverley “Bev” Mae Klink, 93, of Marion, Iowa, passed away on Friday, January 3, 2020, at Terrace Glen Village in Marion. The family greeted friends from 4 -7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at First Presbyterian Church, Marion. The family will greeted friends one hour prior to service at the church. Private family burial will take place at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.

Wed
15
Jan

Marlene Doerring

Marlene Ella Doerring, 82, of Elkader, Iowa formerly of Garnavillo, Iowa passed away Thursday, January 9, 2020, at Elkader Care Center in Elkader, Iowa surrounded by the love of God and her family

Wed
15
Jan

Ruth Marilyn Johnson

Ruth Marilyn Evenson Brictson Johnson, 88, passed away peacefully on January 9, 2020, at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Postville, Iowa. Marilyn was born to Henry and Beulah (Tweed) Evenson, October 23, 1931, at home on a farm near Joice, Iowa.  She was baptized at the Concordia Lutheran church in rural Joice and confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church in Lake Mills, Iowa. She attended grade school in Joice, Keister Minnesota, and graduated from Lake Mills high school in 1949.

Wed
15
Jan

Ronald Bahls

Ronald Alvin Bahls, age 70, of Garnavillo, IA, died Friday, January 10, 2020, at Scenic Acres in Saint Olaf, IA. He was born on January 19, 1949, the son of Alvin and LaVonne (Geuder) Bahls. 

            Ronald was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Garnavillo and attended Central Community School in Elkader where he graduated with the class of 1968. After graduation Ron farmed with his father and later he farmed with his brother, Richard, until 2000 when he moved to Garnavillo with his parents. After retiring Ron worked part-time with Wikner Farms & and the Hog Buying Station. He resided at Scenic Acres for the past six years. 

Tue
07
Jan

Freddie "Fred" Horstman

Freddie “Fred” Horstman, Garnavillo, IA, passed away suddenly at his home on December 29, 2019. He was born December 30, 1954.

Arrangements are pending. Military rights will be done at a later date.

Tue
07
Jan

Janet Entwisle

Janet Lorraine Entwisle 77, of rural Hawkeye passed away December 19, 2019, at Gunderson Palmer Lutheran Hospital in West Union Iowa. Janet was born at home in rural West Union, Iowa, on February 22, 1942, to Loyd and Violet (Walker) Entwisle. She attended elementary schools in Clayton and Fayette counties, and graduated from North High School in 1960. Janet then attended Young School of Beauty in Waterloo, Iowa. She was a cosmetologist in Cresco, Iowa for 52 years.

Janet was a member of the United Methodist Church in West Union since 1954. Her hobbies included riding horses, softball and bowling. She collected commemorative plates from places she visited, and friends and family. Janet enjoyed taking many of her nieces on vacation trips. One of the highlights of some of the great-nieces and nephews was the New Year’s Party with a sleepover.

Tue
07
Jan

Geneva Hoth

Geneva Ann Hoth, 87, of Monona, Iowa passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 22, 2019, surrounded by family at Gundersen Health Care, LaCrosse, Wisconsin. She was born on March 3, 1932, in rural Guttenberg, Iowa to Ray and Pearl (Taake) Marmann. She was raised in rural Elkader and attended Hanover Country School. Gen was baptized, confirmed and later united in marriage with Vernon Hoth on May 10, 1956, at Peace United Church of Christ, Elkader, Iowa.

Gen was a member of the St. Olaf Auxiliary Unit #388 and Peace United Church of Christ, along with being a homemaker and loving mother. She was employed over the years at St. Olaf Coop Grocery, Wilke’s Grocery in Monona, Iowa and Johnson’s Restaurant in Elkader, Iowa. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking, bingo, playing cards, and polka music. Gen loved spending time with her family and she was blessed to celebrate fifty years of marriage with her loving husband.

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