Obituaries

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Tue
27
Mar

Mildred Christianson

Mildred “Millie” Christianson, 89, of Edgewood, Iowa formerly of Froelich, Iowa died Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospice Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She was born November 21, 1928, to Adolph and Mary (Johnson) Larson in rural Elkader, Iowa.

On January 29, 1948, Mildred was united in marriage with Millard Christianson. They later moved to Littleport to farm and start their family life farming. They moved to Froelich in 1961, where she lived until 2013. She enjoyed her grandchildren and being with friends, playing cards, reading and game shows.

Tue
20
Mar

Gary Lenth

Gary Arno Lenth, 81, of Atkins, Iowa, formerly of St. Olaf, passed away on March 9, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids due to complications from surgery. He was born on February 24, 1937, to Arno and Hilda (Huebner) in St. Olaf, Iowa. Gary graduated from Elkader School in 1954. He farmed with his dad until he was drafted into the U.S. Army in April, 1960. He served over in Germany and helped guard the Berlin wall. He was honorably discharged in April, 1962.

Tue
20
Mar

Donald Marmann

Donald Dean Marmann, 84, of Farmersburg. Iowa died March 12, 2018 at Central Community Hospital in Elkader, Iowa. Don was born at the rural Guttenberg home of his parents, Raymond and Pearl (Taake) Marmann on November 3, 1933. He was baptized and confirmed March 25, 1956 at the Evangelical and Reformed Church in Elkader by Rev. Paul Kitterer. Don received his education in rural country schools in Clayton County, acquiring his GED while in the military. Don was drafted into the service during the Korean War on June 9, 1953, receiving his honorable discharge on April 20, 1955, having spent most of his time in Germany.After returning home, he farmed for a while with his father and brother, Allan Dale.

Tue
20
Mar

Elfrieda Bromelkamp

Elfrieda “Effie” Ann Bromelkamp, 90, of Monona, Iowa died Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Elfrieda Ann was born June 22, 1927 to William and Christine (Horns) Mohr in Elkader, Iowa. She graduated from Elkader High School in 1945.

Effie was united in marriage with Donald Bromelkamp on September 27, 1952 at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader, Iowa. Two children were born to this union. During their early married life, they farmed south of Monona. After moving to town, Effie worked for H. Leslie Leas as the bookkeeper for several years, then worked at Union State Bank until her retirement. She enjoyed traveling with the Heritage Club, listening and dancing to Country Music and spending time with family.

Tue
13
Mar

Margaret Croal

Margaret Jean (Bare) Croal, 84, of Independence, IA died Saturday, March 3, 2018, at the ABCM Rehabilitation Center’s West Campus in Independence, IA. 

Tue
13
Mar

Ivanelle Fishel

Ivanelle Fishel 94, of Elkader, passed away peacefully March 5, 2018, at the Elkader Care Center. Ivanelle Dorothea Wilhelmina Fishel was born February 23, 1924, in Volga Township, the daughter of Ferdinand and Ella (Wilke) Meenan. She received her education to the eighth grade at the Communia Country School. She was a lifetime member of Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader.

Tue
06
Mar

Robert Schuety

Robert Edward Schuety, 52, of rural St. Olaf, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at his residence.

He was born December 4, 1965, in Elkader, to Edward Kuehl and Ardis (Peterson) Schuety. He received his education at Central Community School in Elkader and graduated from an online college. He was working to get his master’s degree in business.

Tue
06
Mar

Grace Erickson

Grace Louise Erickson, 88, of Farmersburg, Iowa died Sunday, February 25, 2018 at the Elkader Care Center, Elkader, Iowa. Grace Louise was born December 31, 1929, near Rossville, Iowa, to Sankey George and Minnie (Haman) Van Gorder. She was educated at Jefferson No. 8 Country School in Allamakee County and Waukon Public School. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Methodist Church in Waukon, Iowa.

Tue
06
Mar

Owen Kann

Owen Edward Kann, age 89, of Guttenberg, IA, died Sunday, February 25, 2018, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital. He was born on June 16, 1928 on the home farm outside of Guttenberg, the son of Gregor and Anna (Miller) Kann.

Tue
27
Feb

Patricia Ritter

Patricia B. Ritter, 87, of Arlington, Iowa, died Tuesday morning, February 20, 2018, at the Hillcrest Home in Sumner, Iowa.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, February 23, 2018, at the United Methodist Church in Arlington with Pastor Dennis Gilbert officiating. There was a visitation from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Arlington and r one hour before the service on Friday at the church. Interment was Taylorsville Cemetery, Arlington.

Memorials may be directed in her name to the Arlington United Methodist Church.

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