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Tue
16
May

Verla Bente

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 1964. She received a bachelors in elementary education from Upper Iowa University in Fayette. 

Tue
16
May

Gertrude Brase

Gertrude Ann Brase was taken to heavenly glory by her Savior Jesus Christ on May 6, 2017 at the age of 82. Her funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10th at Trinity Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, Iowa, with Rev. Andrew Preus officiating. Visitation was from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9th at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg, and an hour before the service at the church.  

Tue
16
May

LaNida Severidt

LaNida Severidt, 95, of State Center, Iowa, passed away May 10, 2017, at the Madrid Home for the Aging, Madrid, Iowa.

A visitation was held from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday, May 14, at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home.  Funeral services were Monday, May 15th, in the chapel at Madrid Home for the Aging.

Tue
09
May

Robert Halverson

Robert D. Halverson, 78, of Elkader, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Elkader Care Center after a courageous battle with cancer. Robert Dorf Halverson was born August 29, 1938, in Lansing, IA to Dorf and Viette (Henderson) Halverson. Bob graduated from Lansing High School in 1956. He then attended the University of Iowa for two years. 

He was united in marriage to Sharon Walters on June 24, 1961, at the Presbyterian Church in Rossville, IA. The couple were blessed with four wonderful children.

Tue
09
May

Ronald Palas

Ronald L. Palas, 65, of Arlington, Iowa died on Tuesday morning, May 2, 2017 at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m.. Monday, May 8, at St. John Lutheran Church, Arlington, with Pastor Margaret Yackel-Juleen officiating. There was a visitation from 3 to 7 p.m.. on Sunday at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Arlington and one hour before the service at the church on Monday. Interment was at Taylorsville Cemetery, Arlington.

Tue
09
May

Aloha Franklin

Aloha C. Franklin, 91, of Marion, IA, passed away on April 28, 2017, at Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids. She was born in Antigo, WI, on July 11, 1925, to Fred and Fran (Fosterling) Rusch.

Aloha was united in marriage to X.L. (Frank) Franklin on August 30, 1946, in Seattle, WA. She was employed by the Linn-Mar Community Schools for 20 years.  Aloha was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection.  She was also an organ donor.

Tue
02
May

Vergean Schmidt

Vergean Mae Schmidt 83 of Farmersburg, Iowa, died Friday April 21, 2017, at the Elkader Care Center, Elkader, Iowa. Vergean M. Freitag was born April 18, 1934, in Elkader. She was the daughter of Glendor and Vera (Breitsprecher) Freitag. She received her education in Elkader, graduating from Elkader High School with the class of 1951. On September 8, 1953, she was united in marriage to Carl Schmidt at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader. 

Tue
02
May

Halverson service notice

Robert D. Halverson, 78, of Elkader, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Elkader Care Center. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader. Interment will follow at East Side Cemetery in Elkader

Leonard Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left with www.graufuneralhomes.com

Tue
25
Apr

Richard Clinton

Richard D. Clinton, 66, of Edgewood, Iowa, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. He was born on January 4, 1951, in Littleport the son of Lloyd L. and Winifred Joyce (Conner) Clinton. Richard was raised in the area and graduated from Central Community School in Elkader in 1969.

Richard served honorably in the U.S. Army from 1971 to 1973. He was united in marriage to Linda Schwietert in 1974. Together they lived in Oelwein and they divorced in 1979.  

Tue
18
Apr

Cora Koons May 7, 1931 to April 12, 2017

Cora Lou Koons, 85, of Elkader, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Stoney Brook Village, West Union, Iowa. She was born May 7, 1931, at Fayette, to Dale and Willa (Sperry) Owen. Cora Lou was united in marriage to Julian A. Koons on July 29, 1951. Three children were born to this union.

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