Obituaries

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Fri
08
May

Leon Carl Emil Hoth

Leon Carl Emil Hoth, 84, of St. Olaf, died Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at MercyOne in Elkader. Leon was born Feb. 6, 1936, on a farm in Clayton County to Willis and Emma (Bahls) Hoth. He was baptized June 7, 1936, and confirmed on April 10, 1949, by Rev. Kitterer, at E&R Church in Elkader. Leon attended Denmark Country School through the eighth grade and graduated from Elkader High School in 1954. He lived and worked all his life on the family farm at 22248 Highway 13, near St. Olaf.

Fri
08
May

Elaine Kathryn Syverson

Elaine Kathryn Syverson, 97, of Elkader, died Monday, May 4, 2020, at MercyOne Medical Center in Elkader. Elaine was born Sept. 22, 1922, to Archie and Elsie (Roeder) Martin in Clayton County. She graduated from Elkader High School and attended Elkader Junior College. She proudly joined and served in the United States Marines Women’s Reserve from July 15, 1943 to Aug. 22, 1946, being honorably discharged at the rank of technical sergeant.   

Thu
07
May

Gloria Gayle Priem

Gloria Gayle Priem, age 86, of Garnavillo, IA, died Monday, May 4, 2020, at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital in Guttenberg, IA.

Gloria was born September 20, 1933 to Milo and Vella (Boardman) Decker she was one of seven children in her family, she graduated from Garnavillo High School.

On March 15, 1953 Gloria married the love of her life Dean Priem at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Garnavillo, they were married for 52 years when Dean passed away in 2006. She worked as a server/bartender for many years at the Kountry Manor. In recent years Gloria enjoyed knitting dish towels/ dish scrubbers for friends and family and often times you would receive one as a gift. Gloria also could be found doing jig saw puzzles, crossword puzzles or reading a book.

Gloria will always be remembered by her two children; Cathy McLane and Robert (Joyce) Priem; Grandchildren; Jared (Fiancé Cheri) Werger, Daughter-in-law Jessica Werger, Travis (Amy) Priem, Brandon (Ashley) Priem, Shawna Priem, Seven great-grandchildren, one sister Judy Waddell, one brother Charles Decker, many other nieces, nephews relatives and friends.       

Gloria is preceded in death by her parents, husband Dean in 2006, grandson Jeff Werger, sister Fay Thein, Three brother; Leslie Decker, John Decker, Milo (Chip) Decker, infant grandson David Priem.

In lieu of flowers and all types of sympathy the family ask that memorial be given to St. Croix Hospice 101 Elkader St. Strawberry Point. IA 5207

Arrangements are being handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, 001 S. Industrial Park Rd Garnavillo, IA. Due to the Corona Virus 19 concerns, there will be a Private Family Service and Interment. The family plans to hold a public memorial at a later date. 

 

Fri
01
May

Kathleen Conboy Dougherty

Kathleen Conboy Dougherty died at St. Crispin Living Community, Red Wing, Minn., on April 15, 2020, after a brief illness. She was born in Volga City, the daughter of John (Jack) Conboy and Anna Samp Conboy on July 6, 1923. At the age of 11, they moved to Strawberry Point, and she graduated from that high school in 1940.

Mon
27
Apr

Craig Alan Ruegnitz

Craig Alan Ruegnitz, 64, of Elkport, IA, passed away Friday, April 24, 2020, at home surrounded by his family. He was born on August 24, 1955, in Edgewood IA, the son of Gene and Jean (Tinkey) Ruegnitz.

Tue
21
Apr

Beverly J. Kelly

     Beverly J. Kelly, 86, of Prairie du Chien, WI, formerly of Elkader, IA died Sunday, April 12, 2020, at the Guttenberg Care Center in Guttenberg, Iowa.

     Surviving Beverly is her grandson, Scott (Becky) Kelly of Guttenberg, Iowa; great-grandchildren, Alisha, Trevor, Dustin and Kayla. Bev was preceded in death by her husband, Alto Kelly; her two children, Deborah Kelly and Randy Kelly; her parents, Earl and Mildred Sterling and her special aunt Esther Goering.

Mon
13
Apr

Helen Margaret Jennings


Helen Jennings

Helen Margaret Jennings, 88, of Manchester, Iowa, formerly of Garber, passed away on Friday, April 10, 2020, at her daughter’s home in Manchester.

She was born on September 16, 1931, in Colesburg,  Helen was raised in rural Colesburg and was a graduate of Colesburg High School.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 67 years, Clyde.

Survivors include her two children, Edwin (Tina) Jennings of Strawberry Point and Jean Vorwald of Manchester; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Online condolences may be sent to www.leonard-mullerfh.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Jean Vorwald, 612 Tanglewood Drive, Manchester, Iowa 52057, to be donated to the many organizations that Helen worked with over the years.

Thu
09
Apr

Marvin Vernon Kuehl


Marvin Vernon Kuehl

 

Marvin Vernon Kuehl, 77, of McGregor, Iowa. passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Marvin was born March 28, 1943 to Edward & Phyllis (Wikan) Kuehl on the family farm, Highland Township, Clayton County, rural Elkader Iowa. Marvin attended Boland County School and graduated from Central Community High School in 1960.

Memorials may be made to Mc Gregor E.M.T. Service, Prairie du Chien Ambulance and Roger Kuehl P.O. Box 273 Garnavillo, Iowa 52049-0273.

Due to state and federal guidance on gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family will not be having a public memorial at this time. There will be a private celebration of Marvin's life at a later date.

Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of McGregor, Iowa is assisting the family.

Tue
07
Apr

Mary Geraldine "Jerry" White


Mary Geraldine "Jerry" White

 Mary Geraldine “Jerry” White, a long-time resident of the Elkader area, passed away Wednesday March 25, 2020l at the Elkader Care Center.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, June 23, 1936, to James and Helen Patricia Green, Jerry received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Mercy College in 1958. Jerry majored in math, with two teaching minors of French and English, also with becoming a secondary school teacher.

Jerry taught as the only math teacher at Mercy College for five years from 1958-1963. While teaching full time Jerry continued her education at the University of Detroit to get her Masters Degree.  Jerry was joined in marriage to William “Bill” C. White of Elkader on July 6, 1963 in Detroit, MI at St. Scholastica’s Church by Father Livius. Bill and Jerry relocated to Elkader, IA after a short honeymoon. To this 50-year union seven children and four angel babies were born. Seventeen grandchildren followed.

She is survived by her children: Robert White (fiance’ Ashely Gordon), Barabra (Al) Stagman, Bridget Koester, Elizabeth (Carl) Petsche, Brian (Cathy) White, Bradley (Jill) White, and Bernard (Melodie) White; 17 grandchildren; her brother, Father Mike Green,  and two sisters, Cathy Mitchell, and Nancy Green, all of Detroit, MI

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Memorials can be made/sent to Bernie and Melodie White 27224 Cannon Rd. Volga, IA 52077.

Tue
31
Mar

Eugene 'Gene' Cooley

Eugene “Gene” Charles Cooley died peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family, on Monday, March 30, 2020, two days after celebrating his 96th birthday.

Gene was born March 28, 1924, in Wyalusing Township, to Roxa O. (Clark) and Elgie C. Cooley. The youngest of six children on the family farm, he attended a one-room school in Brodtville, which required walking two and a half miles each way. He graduated from Bagley High School, where he was active in baseball and basketball, in 1942. He continued playing in summer leagues into his 50s. 

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