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Tue
22
Aug

Galen Griffin

Galen Walter Griffin, 92, of Manchester, Iowa, formerly of Elkader, passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2017, at Marietta’s Place in Manchester. He was born on February 12, 1925, in Masonville, the son of Walter and Hazel (Morehouse) Griffin. Galen attended rural country school near Masonville, graduating from Lamont High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army, honorably serving his country during World War II. Following his service, he graduated from Upper Iowa University in Fayette. 

Tue
22
Aug

Randall Dennler

Randall Dennler, 58, of Lincoln, NE, formerly of Elkader, Iowa died Sunday, August 13, 2017, at Monarch Hospice House in Lincoln. Randy was born September 19, 1958 to LaVern L. and Ivanelle E. “Ivy” (Erickson) Dennler and grew up in Elkader, Iowa. He graduated from Central Community High School, Elkader, and earned an Ag Business degree from Kirkwood Community College. Randy enjoyed spending time with friends and family, and was an avid Chicago Bears football fan. His greatest joy was his daughter, Randi, who he dearly loved.

Tue
15
Aug

Jacqueline Moon

Jacqueline Jane Moon, age 87, of Omaha, NE and formerly of Elkader, Iowa and Harlan, Iowa passed away in August 6, 2017.

Jackie was born in Guttenberg, IA on December 18, 1929, to Merrill and Myrtle (Cassutt) Smith. She wed Ronald Moon on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1954, and lived in Elkader until 1974. Jackie and Ron moved to Harlan, IAwhere Jackie worked for the Kohorst Law Firm for approximately 20 years. In 2010, she moved to Omaha to be closer to family.

Tue
08
Aug

Charles Chase

Charles Joseph Chase, 72, of Volga, Iowa died Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at Regional Medical Center in Manchester, Iowa. Charles was born August 3, 1944, to Lester and Dorothy (Hermen) Chase in Oelwein, Iowa. He graduated from Central High School and also graduated from Universal Trade School of Omaha, Nebraska. 

Tue
08
Aug

Maxine Matthews

Maxine Loraine Matthews, 91, of Elkader, Iowa, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Friday, August 4, 2017, at the Elkader Care Center. A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, August 12, 2017, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids. 

Tue
01
Aug

Paula Everitt

Paula Noel Everitt, 62, of Volga,Iowa died Thursday, July 27, 2017, at Palmer Hospital, West Union, Iowa. She was born September, 6, 1954, to Helmer and Ruby (McClane) Peterson. She attended Elkader schools and received her G.E.D in Calmar. Paula continued her education and received her Associates Degree in Medical Transcription. 

Tue
25
Jul

Betty Lou McGee

Betty Lou (Witte) McGee, age 95, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by those who loved her on Saturday, July 8, 2017. She was born on November 25, 1921, in Elkader, Iowa, to parents Harvey and Florence (Tieden) Witte and grew up on the family’s dairy farm. She graduated from cosmetology school and throughout her life loved her clients and pursuing her work. 

Betty was an avid gardener, a hobby she enjoyed with her late husband, Jack. Her flower garden was always blooming with colorful flowers, which were admired by many people. Betty loved playing bridge with her friends and husband, and playing golf at Atlas Valley Country Club. She was also a talented painter and watercolorist. 

Tue
25
Jul

Ron Hubbard

Ron Hubbard, 60, of Winterset died unexpectedly Friday, June 30, 2017, at his home. 

A visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, July 27, at Ochiltree Funeral Service, Winterset, with the family present to receive friends during this time. A graveside service will begin at 11 a.m., Friday, July 28, at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery near Van Meter. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation and online condolences may be made to the family at www.ochiltree.com.

Tue
18
Jul

Richard Smith

Dr. Richard A. Smith, 79, of Sumner, died on Friday, July 7, 2017, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo.

Memorial services will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, July 23, 2017, at the American Legion Hall in Sumner with Michael Schemmel officiating. Family inurnment will be held at Lima Cemetery, rural Wadena, with military rites by Thomas E. Woods Post #223, American Legion of Sumner. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 22nd at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner and for one hour preceding services at the Legion Hall on Sunday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to the Cedar Valley Hospice.

Tue
18
Jul

Harold Frick

Harold Albert Frick, 96, of Elkader, died peacefully at his sons’ home, Monday, July 3, 2017, in Manchester, Iowa. He was born August 27, 1920 in Plain, WI to Alfred and Rose (Nachreiner) Frick.

Harold was united in marriage to Letha Marie McManus on May 18, 1946, in Pontiac, MI. The couple was married for 62 years and blessed with four children. They spent their winters in Winter Haven, FL. for over 25 years.

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