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Tue
11
Jul

Marion “Swede” Hjelmeng

Marion “Swede” Dale Hjelmeng, 90, of Elkader, passed away Friday, June 30, 2017, at the Elkader Care Center. Swede was born June 10, 1927, in West Union, to Sverre and Elva (Oleson) Hjelmeng. He attended school in West Union and Elkader and, after a year in the United States Navy, he went to Elkader Junior College for one year. On November 6, 1948, he was married to Lois Larson at Norway Lutheran Church.

Swede was employed by Northwestern Bell Telephone Company for 37 years. He then worked for AT&T for one year, retiring in 1984. Following his retirement, he was self-employed with his own telephone service company until April 1, 2003.

Tue
27
Jun

LaVern Kuehl

LaVern Joseph “Mac” Kuehl, 95, Elkport, Iowa died Thursday, June 22, 2017, at the Regional Medical Center, Manchester, Iowa. Mac was born on October 7, 1921, rural Elkport, Iowa to John and Clara (Horstman) Kuehl Sr. He graduated from Elkport High School with the class of 1938.

Mac was united in marriage to Cora Mae Stocks on December 20, 1944, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Elkport, Iowa. Two children were born to this union. Mac farmed for many years until his retirement at which time he did carpentry work. 

Wed
21
Jun

Harvey Lee Fredrick Borcherding

Harvey Lee Fredrick Borcherding, age 78, of Garnavillo, IA, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.  He was born on November 25, 1938 on the family farm in rural Guttenberg, the son of Delbert and Viola (Kregel) Borcherding. 

Wed
21
Jun

Lois Jean Schulte

Lois Jean (Kilpatrick) Schulte, 87, of Edgewood, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home in Edgewood.  She was born on September 2, 1929, in Belmont, Wisconsin, the daughter of Frank and Selma (Riechers) Kilpatrick.  Lois was raised and educated in Belmont, played the French Horn, was a drum majorette, acted in stage productions, and graduated from Belmont High School in 1947.  Having gained experience in a part time high school job with the Belmont Success Newspaper, after graduation, Lois moved to Manchester to work at the Manchester Press as a linotype operator, earning $29 per week. 

Wed
21
Jun

Wilma Elfrieda Hulda Glawe

Wilma Elfrieda Hulda (Scherf) Glawe was born at home, rural Garnavillo, on January 23, 1933, to Chris and Lenora (Esmann) Scherf.  She was baptized at the farm home on January 24, 1933.  Wilma was a woman of great faith and strong family.  She peacefully passed away on June 13, 2017, at the Elkader Care Center.  Wilma’s strong faith carried her through many hardships and difficult times and it is serving as a comfort for her family now as she is resting in Heaven with Loved Ones.  

Wed
21
Jun

Eischeid funeral service

Mary Leann Eischeid, age 71, of Clayton, IA, died Sunday, June 11, 2017. 

 Arrangements were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo, IA where the family received friends from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017 and one hour before service at church.  Funeral services were held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Garnavillo, IA on Friday June 16, 2017, at 10 a.m. Interment was at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Lawler, IA on Saturday June 17, 2017 at.11 a.m. 

Tue
13
Jun

Evelyn Marovets

Evelyn Lorraine Marovets, 93, of McGregor, Iowa died Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Elkader Care Center, Elkader, Iowa. Evelyn was born July 24, 1923, to Alfred and Hilda (Torkelson) Kleppe in rural Ossian, Iowa. She attended country school.

Tue
30
May

Cindy Thompson

Cindy Sue Thompson 60, of Elkader, lA passed away on Tuesday May 16, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, IA, following a short illness.

Cindy was born December 1, 1956. She graduated from Castle Park in Chula Vista, CA in 1975. She moved to Iowa in 1977 and had three children, Heather, Brandon, and Taneasha.

Cindy will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She is enjoyed spending time with friends and family, and especially her granddaughter, Alexis lngies.

Tue
30
May

Malcolm Whittle

Malcolm Lawrence Whittle, 87, of Elkader, died Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader. He was born September 1, 1929, on the family farm in rural Communia to Clement and Elsie (Kopp) Whittle. Malcolm graduated from Elkader High School.

He was united in marriage with JoAnn Rita Shea on November 8, 1952, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elkader. The couple was blessed with five children. Malcolm was a logger – he worked at Grau Logs and Lumber in Elkader for over 30 years and drove a log truck for many years.

Tue
23
May

Julie Ann Moody

Julie Ann (Rutledge) Moody changed her address to heaven May 11, 2017.  She was 25, 427 days old but who’s counting?

Julie Ann, the daughter of Agnes Helene (Amsden) and William Merlin Rutledge, was born Septmeber 29, 1947 the youngest of five children. Julie Ann was educated at Elkport School and attended High School at Elkader Central Community.  She loved Central so much that she started her 39 year career there just two weeks after graduation.  She was united in marriage to George W. Moody November 27, 1965. George passed away in April 1977.

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