Obituaries

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Fri
21
Feb

Joyce McClintock

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Elkader, Iowa 52043 

Joyce McClintock, 78, died suddenly at her home in Prairie du Chien, WI, on Saturday, February 15, 2020. Joyce Marie McClintock was born November 23, 1941, in Arlington, Iowa to Thomas and Catherine Berger Taylor.

Joyce spent most of her childhood years in and around Volga, Iowa, until her family moved to Blooming Prairie, MN for a better opportunity. She graduated from Blooming Prairie High School in 1959.

Fri
21
Feb

Gerald Joseph Beck

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Elkader, IA  52043

Elkader Gerald Joseph Beck, 93, of Elkader died peacefully Monday, February 17, 2020, at the Elkader Care Center. He was born May 13, 1926, on the family farm on “Doe Creek” in rural Edgewood, the son of Joseph C. Beck and Katherine Caroline (Hochhaus) Beck. He was baptized and confirmed at Hope Lutheran Church in Littleport, Iowa, and on November 20, 1947, was united in marriage to Dorothy Marie Beyer at Peace Church in Elkader. Incidentally, their marriage was on the same day as the royal wedding of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip. Gerald and his beloved Dorothy were inseparable and enjoyed 72 years of marriage. Two children were born of this union.

Tue
18
Feb

Harold Krambeer

Harold Junior Krambeer, 77, of Farmersburg, Iowa,died Tuesday, February 11, 2020. at his home in Farmersburg. Harold was born November 15, 1942, in Farmersburg, the fourth child of Harold John Krambeer and Leona Fascher Krambeer. He was baptized December 13, 1942, at St. John Lutheran Church in Farmersburg and confirmed there on March 25, 1956. He graduated from Monona Farmersburg Community High School in 1960 and served his country in the United States Air Force as a photo interpretation specialist during the Vietnam War.

On December 4, 1965, Harold married Deanna Schlitter. One child, Ross, was born to this union. Harold worked for a number of years installing and repairing rural and domestic water systems for Duane Lubbers. He found this work his most rewarding. He finished his working career as manager of the Swiss Valley Farms Packaging Plant at St. Olaf, Iowa.

Tue
18
Feb

Dorothy Irene Seybert

Dorothy Irene Seybert was born March 19, 1928, in Wadena, IA, the daughter of William and Alice (Barth) Nydegger. In 1946, she graduated from Volga City High School in Clayton County, IA. Dorothy married Robert “Chick” Joseph Seybert on June 26, 1950, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Elkader, IA. The couple lived in various towns in Northeast Iowa before moving to Waukon in 1954.

A member at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, she was active in the St. Martins Study Club and was a volunteer at St. Vincent de Paul Society. She and Chick also loved volunteering for the Adopt-a-Grandparent program at the Waukon elementary school. Dorothy also enjoyed dancing and going to flea markets to look for Red Wing Pottery. Mostly, she loved visiting with family and friends.

Tue
18
Feb

Patrick W. McTaggart

Patrick William McTaggart, 70, of Elkader, died Sunday, January 19, 2020, at his home. He was born in Mason City on June 6, 1949, to William Neal and Mary Virginia (Looney) McTaggart. As a young man, he worked for his dad, Bill, and his uncle, Don, who were co-owners of McTaggart’s Furniture in Elkader. He graduated from Central Community High School and attended Upper Iowa University in Fayette where he earned a degree in history. He proudly served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged on September 26, 1977.

Mon
10
Feb

Dawn D. Fox

Dawn D. Fox, 71, of St. Olaf, died Saturday, February 1, 2020. She was born on January 9, 1949, in Volga, Iowa, to Homer and Dorothy (Langford) Walter. She graduated from Elkader High School.

Mon
03
Feb

Helen Ora Kann

Helen Ora Kann, age 92, of Guttenberg, IA, died Thursday, January 30, 2020, at Guttenberg Care Center. She was born on December 30, 1927, on the home farm, the daughter of Charles and Helene (Mutull) Meyer.  

            Helen received her education and graduated from the Garnavillo High School with the class of 1945. On August 1, 1947, Helen was united in marriage with Donald Kann and this union blessed the couple with six children. Helen made a home for her family while working with her husband on the farm. Helen enjoyed gardening, working with her flowers, sewing, her crafts and spending time with her grandchildren.

Mon
27
Jan

Kenneth F. Schmitz

Kenneth F. Schmitz, 83, of Arkadelphia, Arkansas and formerly of Ossian, IA died Thursday, January 23, 2020, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Kenneth Frank Joseph Schmitz was born on Saturday, November 21, 1936, in Decorah, Winneshiek County, IA the son of Philip Allen and Florence Antionette (Miller) Schmitz. He graduated from St. Francis de Sales Catholic High School in the class of 1954. Ken was united in marriage to Helen Jane Donlon on January 12, 1957 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elkader, IA. They made their home in Ossian where Ken had joined his father, Philip, in the family business at Schmitz Furniture, Floorcovering and Funeral Home in 1956.

Mon
27
Jan

Jean Boehm McBride

 

Jean Boehm McBride, 89, of California, Missouri, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at Moniteau Care Center. She was born on July 24, 1930 in Edgewood, Iowa, a daughter of Harvey and Sarah Jane (Noggle) Boehm. She was baptized and confirmed at the Lutheran Church in Elkport, Iowa. She was united in marriage to Elvis Lowell “Harvey” McBride, April 21, 1951, at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Washington, D.C.

Mon
27
Jan

Janice Arlene Hoth Eno

Janice Arlene Hoth Eno, 86, of St. Olaf, Iowa died, Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at Guttenberg Care Center in Guttenberg, Iowa. Janice was born June 7, 1933 to Lyle and Adella Olson. She attended Dry Creek Country School through the 8th grade and graduated from Elkader High School.

Janice was united in marriage with Eugene Carl Hoth on December 1, 1953, at Norway Lutheran Church. Five children were born to this union. Following the death of Eugene on April 22, 1966, Janice continued to farm and raise the children. She was united in marriage with James Lewis Eno on May 21, 1976, in Burlington, Iowa. Janice enjoyed collecting dolls, gardening, crafting, crocheting, embroidery and loved spending time with family and friends.

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