Obituaries

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Nov

Avalo A. “Al” Berns

Avalo A. “Al” Berns, 82, of Prairie du Chien, Wis., passed away Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, at his home following a brief illness.

Funeral services were Thursday, Nov. 5, at St. Gabriel’s Church of the Holy Family Parish in Prairie du Chien, conducted by Msgr. Charles Stoetzel. Visitation was before services at the church.

Interment was in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Garnavillo with military honors.

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11
Nov

Donna J. Smith

Donna Jean (White) Smith, 87, of Dubuque, died peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, at Ennoble Nursing and Rehabilitation in Dubuque. As was true of so much she did, her passing was graceful, gentle, and beautiful.

A memorial service, coordinated through the Leonard Funeral Home and Crematory, will be scheduled for summer 2021, in what the family hopes will be a post-pandemic celebration of Donna’s miraculous life.

Wed
11
Nov

Thomas Hines

On Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, Thomas Hines, devoted husband and father of two children, suddenly passed away at the age of 61.

Due to COVID-19 concerns the family will have private family services.

Arrangements were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg. 

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11
Nov

Fannie M. Trayer

Fannie Mae Trayer, 89, of Garnavillo, died Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, at Guttenberg Care Center.

There will be no services at this time.Arrangements were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo. 

Fannie was born on April 8, 1931, in Peoria, Ill., the daughter of Harry and Evelyn Gull.

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04
Nov

Kay M. Troester

Kay Melinda Troester, 71, of Elkader, died Monday, October 26, 2020, surrounded by her family due to complications from cancer.

Graveside service were Thursday, Oct. 29, at East Side Cemetery, Elkader.

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elkader assisted the family with arrangements.

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04
Nov

James “Jim” Frommelt

James “Jim” Frommelt of Guttenberg passed away suddenly on Oct. 24, 2020. 

Services will be held at a later date.

Jim was born Jan. 29, 1952, in McGregor, the son of Claude and Claire Frommelt. He was a graduate of Guttenberg Community High School and Marshalltown Community College with an associate degree in refrigeration. He was employed in factories over the years as a machine and CNC operator, and retired approximately six years ago.

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04
Nov

John “Jack” H. Domeyer

John “Jack” H. Domeyer, 85, of Holy Cross died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, surrounded by his family, at Dubuque Specialty Care in Dubuque.

Visitation was Thursday, Oct. 29, at Kramer Funeral Home in Holy Cross and before services at the funeral home.

Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 30, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Holy Cross, conducted by Rev. Noah Diehm. Burial was in the church cemetery.

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04
Nov

LaVera E. Schenke

LaVera Emma Schenke, 98, of Edgewood, passed away on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home in Edgewood.

Private family memorial services were held Friday, Oct. 30, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Edgewood, conducted by Rev. Roger White.

Interment was at Zion Cemetery, Colesburg.

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28
Oct

Duane H. Hagen

Duane Henry Hagen, 90, of Guttenberg, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital. 

Funeral services were Wednesday, Oct. 28, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Michael Ashman. Visitation was before services at the church.

Arrangements were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

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28
Oct

Dennis Duwe

Dennis Duwe, 73, of Luxemburg, died Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, at MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center in Dubuque.

Visitation was Thursday, Oct. 22, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 23, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Andrew Preus.

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