Obituaries

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Wed
18
Sep

Frances “Fran” Troester

Frances “Fran” Troester, 76, of Guttenberg died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital in Guttenberg. 

Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 13, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries. Visitation was before services at the church. 

Interment was at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Guttenberg.

Wed
11
Sep

LaDean Fischer

LaDean Fischer, 78, of Guttenberg, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, at Mercy One in Dubuque.

Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 9, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Gary Hatcher. Visitation was before services at the church.

Interment was at Bethel Cemetery.

Wed
28
Aug

Joyce A. Backes

Joyce Amelia Backes, 82, of Garnavillo, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 24, at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Hillary Burns-Kite. Visitation was before services at the church.

Interment was at Garnavillo Community Cemetery.

Wed
14
Aug

Mary J. Bries

Mary Jean Bries, 72, of Elkader, died peacefully on Sunday, Aug 4, 2019. As was her wish, she passed away in her own home surrounded by her children.

Funeral services were held on Aug. 10, at St. Joseph’s Church in Garnavillo.

Mary was born Dec 14, 1946, to Peter and Marie Langel Berns in Guttenberg. She was joined in marriage to Charles Bries on Feb 17, 1968, (25 years and a day after her parents were wed) at St. Joseph’s.

Wed
07
Aug

Joan M. White

Joan Margaret White, 80, of Guttenberg, died Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.

Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 2, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries. Visitation was before services at the church.

Inurnment was at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Guttenberg.

Wed
31
Jul

Ronald B. Lewis

Ronald Bryan Lewis, 65, of Altoona, passed away peacefully after a courageous and brave battle with cancer on July 24, 2019, at Iowa Methodist Hospital.

Visitation was Sunday, July 28, at Lutheran Church of the Cross, Altoona.

A celebration of life service was held Monday, July 29, at Lutheran Church of the Cross, Altoona.

Wed
31
Jul

C.B. “Chuck” Siebrecht

Cheryl “Chuck” Bruce Siebrecht, 75, died July 22, 2019, at MercyOne Hospital in Des Moines. He was a lifelong resident of Garnavillo and had recently moved to Altoona.

The son of Valmah and Magdelen (Thiese) Siebrecht, he was born July 23, 1943, at the family farm in rural St. Olaf. Following graduation in 1961 from Garnavillo Community School, Chuck joined the Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1964. After proudly serving his country, he returned home to Clayton County, where he owned and operated a real estate and insurance business for several decades. 

Wed
31
Jul

Alfred R. Dugan

Alfred Richard Dugan, 87, of Garber, died Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

Visitation was Sunday, July 28, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Graveside services were Monday, July 29, at Hansel Cemetery, rural Garber.

Wed
31
Jul

James M. Connolly

James M. Connolly, 61, of Delhi, and formerly of Guttenberg and Cascade, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Delhi.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m., Wednesday, July 31, at Reiff Funeral Home in Cascade, where a wake service will be held at 4 p.m. Friends may also call after 9 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 1, at the funeral home.

Wed
31
Jul

Marguerite E. Rentschler

Marguerite Ellen Rentschler, 97, of Hiawatha, died Sunday July 21, 2019. 

Funeral services were July 29, at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories, Cedar Rapids.

Marguerite was born May 23, 1922, in Guttenberg, the daughter of Elmer and Bertha (Staebler) Harbaugh. Marguerite married Laverl Rentschler at Millville on Feb. 14, 1942. 

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