Obituaries

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Tue
25
Feb

Robert August Schultz

Robert August Schultz was born August 17, 1924, in Postville, Iowa. He died at Unity Point Health, Allen Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa at the age of 95 years old.

Robert graduated from Luana Consolidated High School in Luana, Iowa in 1941 and started a farming career just outside of Luana.

Tue
25
Feb

Lyneen Cheeseman Blate

Lyneen Cheeseman Blate, 79, of Elkader passed away at the University of Iowa Hospitals on February 21, 2020. Lyneen was born February 8, 1941, to Robert E and LaVon (Kruse) Cheeseman. Lynn was a graduate of the Central Community High School Class of 1958. She later earned her masters degree and taught for many years for the Florida school system.

Lynn loved the country life and upon retirement returned to Elkader in 1998, with her late husband, Larry, and together they enjoyed the many animals and the wildlife that took up residence on their farm. She especially loved sharing her array of horses, dogs, cats and burrows with all who visited.

Lyneen was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two rainbow babies. Per Lyneen’s wishes, Iowa Cremation of Cedar Rapids, is in charge of private services to be held later this year. Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.iowacremation.com under Obituaries.

Fri
21
Feb

Orlan Reimer

Orlan Herman Reimer, 95, of Elkader, died peacefully Saturday, February 8, 2020, at the Elkader Care
Center. He was born on August 12, 1924, the third son of Henry and Lucy (Mueller) Reimer.

Fri
21
Feb

Joyce McClintock

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Elkader, Iowa 52043 

Joyce McClintock, 78, died suddenly at her home in Prairie du Chien, WI, on Saturday, February 15, 2020. Joyce Marie McClintock was born November 23, 1941, in Arlington, Iowa to Thomas and Catherine Berger Taylor.

Joyce spent most of her childhood years in and around Volga, Iowa, until her family moved to Blooming Prairie, MN for a better opportunity. She graduated from Blooming Prairie High School in 1959.

Fri
21
Feb

Gerald Joseph Beck

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Elkader, IA  52043

Elkader Gerald Joseph Beck, 93, of Elkader died peacefully Monday, February 17, 2020, at the Elkader Care Center. He was born May 13, 1926, on the family farm on “Doe Creek” in rural Edgewood, the son of Joseph C. Beck and Katherine Caroline (Hochhaus) Beck. He was baptized and confirmed at Hope Lutheran Church in Littleport, Iowa, and on November 20, 1947, was united in marriage to Dorothy Marie Beyer at Peace Church in Elkader. Incidentally, their marriage was on the same day as the royal wedding of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip. Gerald and his beloved Dorothy were inseparable and enjoyed 72 years of marriage. Two children were born of this union.

Tue
18
Feb

Harold Krambeer

Harold Junior Krambeer, 77, of Farmersburg, Iowa,died Tuesday, February 11, 2020. at his home in Farmersburg. Harold was born November 15, 1942, in Farmersburg, the fourth child of Harold John Krambeer and Leona Fascher Krambeer. He was baptized December 13, 1942, at St. John Lutheran Church in Farmersburg and confirmed there on March 25, 1956. He graduated from Monona Farmersburg Community High School in 1960 and served his country in the United States Air Force as a photo interpretation specialist during the Vietnam War.

On December 4, 1965, Harold married Deanna Schlitter. One child, Ross, was born to this union. Harold worked for a number of years installing and repairing rural and domestic water systems for Duane Lubbers. He found this work his most rewarding. He finished his working career as manager of the Swiss Valley Farms Packaging Plant at St. Olaf, Iowa.

Tue
18
Feb

Dorothy Irene Seybert

Dorothy Irene Seybert was born March 19, 1928, in Wadena, IA, the daughter of William and Alice (Barth) Nydegger. In 1946, she graduated from Volga City High School in Clayton County, IA. Dorothy married Robert “Chick” Joseph Seybert on June 26, 1950, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Elkader, IA. The couple lived in various towns in Northeast Iowa before moving to Waukon in 1954.

A member at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, she was active in the St. Martins Study Club and was a volunteer at St. Vincent de Paul Society. She and Chick also loved volunteering for the Adopt-a-Grandparent program at the Waukon elementary school. Dorothy also enjoyed dancing and going to flea markets to look for Red Wing Pottery. Mostly, she loved visiting with family and friends.

Tue
18
Feb

Patrick W. McTaggart

Patrick William McTaggart, 70, of Elkader, died Sunday, January 19, 2020, at his home. He was born in Mason City on June 6, 1949, to William Neal and Mary Virginia (Looney) McTaggart. As a young man, he worked for his dad, Bill, and his uncle, Don, who were co-owners of McTaggart’s Furniture in Elkader. He graduated from Central Community High School and attended Upper Iowa University in Fayette where he earned a degree in history. He proudly served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged on September 26, 1977.

Mon
10
Feb

Dawn D. Fox

Dawn D. Fox, 71, of St. Olaf, died Saturday, February 1, 2020. She was born on January 9, 1949, in Volga, Iowa, to Homer and Dorothy (Langford) Walter. She graduated from Elkader High School.

Mon
03
Feb

Helen Ora Kann

Helen Ora Kann, age 92, of Guttenberg, IA, died Thursday, January 30, 2020, at Guttenberg Care Center. She was born on December 30, 1927, on the home farm, the daughter of Charles and Helene (Mutull) Meyer.  

            Helen received her education and graduated from the Garnavillo High School with the class of 1945. On August 1, 1947, Helen was united in marriage with Donald Kann and this union blessed the couple with six children. Helen made a home for her family while working with her husband on the farm. Helen enjoyed gardening, working with her flowers, sewing, her crafts and spending time with her grandchildren.

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