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Keith “Joe” Harold Radloff


Keith “Joe” Harold Radloff, 88, of Farmersburg, Iowa died Tuesday, Feb. 2, at Great River Care Center, McGregor, Iowa. 

Keith was born Sept. 16, 1927 to Louis A. and Ruth (Matthews) Radloff in Farmersburg, Iowa. He was baptized and confirmed at the Methodist Church in Farmersburg. Keith graduated from Farmersburg High School in 1945 and joined the United States Army in 1945, served in World War II and was honorably discharged in 1947.


Darlene Cummings Willadsen


Darlene Cummings Willadsen, 91, of Clermont, Iowa passed away Thursday, Jan. 7, at the Good Samaritan Society in West Union, Iowa. 

Darlene, the daughter of Fritz A. and Gladine T. (Mays) Nottnagel, was born Dec. 21, 1924 in Marquette, Iowa. She graduated from Marquette High School. 


Edward J. Laufer


Edward J. Laufer died on Jan. 8, at his home in Omaha, Neb. surrounded by loved ones. 

Ed was born Nov. 22, 1921, the fifth of sixth children born to John and Nellie Laufer. His birth occurred in Hettinger, N.D. where he was the first of two sons to follow four daughters. 

He is the last surviving member of his immediate family. In 2012, he was preceded in death by beloved spouse Edith, who left this world just shy of their 70th wedding anniversary. He is also preceded in death by five siblings and many other family members. 


Jackson Neal Baty


 Jackson Neal Baty, 90, of Cedar Falls, Iowa passed peacefully on Jan. 12, while attempting to recover from a broken hip. 

He was born on June 18, 1925 to Eben and Emma (Jackson) Baty in Chicago, Ill.

He will be fondly remembered as a newspaperman, educator, and encourager of others. Jackson was a cowboy at heart with a passion for learning, living, and exploring. He was a generous person who gave willingly of his time and resources to help others. He smoked a pipe for many years and was known lovingly as the “Old Puffer.”


Janice Le Rhea Mae (Cahalan) McGeough-Donahue


Janice Le Rhea Mae (Cahalan) McGeough-Donahue, 78, of Guttenberg, formerly of Waterville, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, at Guttenberg Care Center in Guttenberg, Iowa. Janice was born on Nov. 14, 1937 to Woodrow and Gretta (Huffman) Cahalan in rural Harpers Ferry. She attended Smoky Hallow Country School, Marquette Grade School and Waukon High School.


Delpha D. McCormick


Delpha D. McCormick, 89, of Harpers Ferry, Iowa, passed away Sunday, Dec. 20, at the Good Samaritan Center in Postville, Iowa. 


Loras John Kluesner


Loras John Kluesner, 75, of Marquette, Iowa, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, at Prairie Maison, Prairie du Chien. 

Loras John was born Aug. 2, 1940 in Farley, Iowa, to Joe and Norma (Schute) Kluesner. He graduated from MFL High School in 1958. After high school, Loras enlisted into the United States Air Force and served his country for six years. 


Severna A. DaVelaar


Severna A. DaVelaar, 98, formerly of Waterloo and Evansdale, died Saturday, Oct. 24, at Sunrise Hill Care & Rehab Center, Traer.

She was born May 20, 1917, in Ridgeway, daughter of Severn and Anna Langan Olson. She married Lester Pillard in 1936 and they later divorced. She married John W. DaVelaar on Aug. 11, 1945, in Galena, Ill.; he died March 27, 2003.

A 1934 graduate of McGregor High School, Severna and her husband owned and operated both Jax Tavern and Evansdale Furniture Store for 20 years, retiring in 1970.


Norma Catherine (Schoulte) Mitchell


Norma Catherine (Schoulte) Mitchell, 82, of Prairie du Chien, passed away on Friday, Oct. 16, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, due to complications of a stroke. 

She was born on Sept. 22, 1933 in Farmersburg Township to Oliver and Lydia (Handke) Schoulte.

She grew up on the family farm near National and this is where she developed her life-long love of plants and birds.


Lois Ruth Knapp


Lois Ruth Knapp, 89, of Dubuque, Iowa, formerly of Postville, died on Saturday, Sept. 19, at Stone Hill Care Center in Dubuque. 

Lois was born on May 27, 1926 to Glen and Amy Zoe (White) Tindell in Guttenberg. 

Lois was united in marriage with Donald LeRoy Knapp on June 25, 1946 at the Community Presbyterian Church in Postville. To this union a daughter, Amy Zoe Knapp, was born.