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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. 

Wed
17
Jul

Wayne D. Guyer

Wayne David Guyer, 72, husband of Lynn, passed away on July 9, 2019, at his home in the country near Terrytown, Ga.

Wed
17
Jul

Mary Ann McGuine

Mary Ann McGuine Leibold, 69, of Peosta, formerly of Guttenberg, passed away Friday, June 28, 2019, in Raleigh, N.C.

She was born Sept. 2, 1949, to Ken and Anna McGuine. Mary graduated from St. Mary’s High School, and then graduated from Area One in Calmar. She worked at Divine Word College and retired from the U.S. Postal Service in Phoenix, Ariz.

Wed
17
Jul

Rose M. Welsh

Rose Marie (Hunemuller) Welsh, 79, of Trenton, Mo., formerly of Guttenberg, died Sunday, June 30, 2019, at Luther Manor Grand Meadows Living Center in Dubuque.

Memorial services were Friday July 5, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home in Guttenberg. Visitation was before services at the funeral home.

Inurnment was at Guttenberg City Cemetery, Guttenberg.

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