Obituaries

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18
Nov

Margaret M. Vonderhaar

Margaret M. Vonderhaar, 83 of Holy Cross, passed away Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, at her home.

Services will be held at a later date.

Margaret was born Dec. 15, 1936, in Dubuqe, raised by Paulie Kramer and Mae Reittinger. She married Leonard Vonderhaar on June 21, 1955, in Dyersville. Together they farmed and raised their family north of Holy Cross.

Wed
18
Nov

Florentina “Tina” A. Bries

Florentina “Tina” A. Bries, 92, of Luxemburg, passed away Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, at River Living Center, Guttenberg.

A private family Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, Nov. 13, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Luxemburg, conducted by Rev. Noah Diehm.

Burial was in the church cemetery.

Wed
18
Nov

Ann Olinger

Anna Marie Leliefeld Olinger of Guttenberg passed away peacefully at the age of 100 at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital on Nov. 1, 2020. 

Private funeral services were at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Guttenberg.

Interment was in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Guttenberg.

Wed
11
Nov

Calvin G. Bockenstedt

Calvin G. Bockenstedt, 93, of Luxemburg, passed away on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.

Private funeral services will be Thursday, Nov. 12, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Luxemburg, conducted by Father Noah Diehm.

Burial will be in the Holy Trinity cemetery.

Wed
11
Nov

Paul “Zig” Zhiss

Paul “Zig” Zhiss peacefully passed away Nov. 5, 2020, at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital. With the Holy Spirit, Paul became a child of God through his baptism, Dec. 18, 2004, joining his Christian family at Trinity Lutheran Church, Guttenberg.

Due to COVID-19 concerns there will be private family services.

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

Wed
11
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.

Wed
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. 

Wed
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.

Wed
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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