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Tue
13
Sep

Carroll Larson

Carroll Lamar Larson, 73, of Elkader, IA, and Culver City, CA, died Friday, August 26, 2016, at his home in Culver City. He was born May 21, 1943, in rural Elkader, to Adolph and Mary (Johnson) Larson. Carroll was baptized in 1943, and confirmed in 1958, both at Highland Lutheran Church, rural Elkader.

He graduated from Central Community High School in 1961, and went on to Lakeland College in Sheboygan, WI, where he received his bachelor’s degree. Carroll then attended Golden Gate University in San Francisco where he earned his MBA.  

Tue
13
Sep

Kenneth Radloff

Kenneth Meloy Radloff left us on August 31, 2016 with his wife and family by his side in Alexandria, Minnesota. Ken and wife, Donna moved to Arabella Manor in Alexandria to be closer to family in May of 2015, from Donna, Texas.

Kenneth was born on June 24, 1922, in Farmersburg, Iowa, one of four children to George and Laura (Reinke) Radloff. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran church in Farmersburg. After graduating from high school, Kenneth continued to farm with his family until retiring in 1981. 

Tue
13
Sep

Mary Jane Miehe

Mary Jane Miehe, 84, of Elkader, died Sunday, September 4, 2016. Mary Jane was born May 2, 1932, in Dubuque, to Elmer “Dick” and Greta Jane (Miller) Carlsen.

Mary Jane graduated from Elkader High School in 1950 then attended University of Dubuque for two years. She taught school at St. Olaf and Garnavillo Schools for a few years. She was united in marriage to James Joseph Miehe on March 15, 1952. She enjoyed raising her children and helping at the family implement. 

Tue
13
Sep

Ronald John Kephart

Ronald John Kephart, 50, joined his Lord and Savior in heaven on September 1, 2016. John was born on July 6, 1966, in Rochester, NY, the eldest son of Carol (Dickinson) and the late Gene Kephart.

Tue
13
Sep

Debra Reierson

Debra Kay Reierson, 54, of Elgin, Iowa died Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at her home in Elgin, Iowa. Debra Kay was born on July 19, 1962, in Waukon to Cletus and Irma (Shaw) Hagensick. She graduated from MFL in 1980 and attended Coe College. 

Tue
13
Sep

Janice West

Janice West, 76, of Strawberry Point, IA, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, surrounded by her family at the Edgewood Convalescent Home, following a lengthy illness.

Janice was born to Romanus and Darlene Zapf on February 15, 1940, in Littleport, Iowa. She was baptized at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Littleport, and later was confirmed at Hope Lutheran Church, Littleport. Janice received her education in the Littleport and Elkader school districts.

Tue
06
Sep

Bud Schuchmann

Bud Schuchmann, 91, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home. He was born on April 11, 1925, in Strawberry Point, the son of Paul and Hilda (Schmidt) Schuchmann. Bud was raised and educated in country schools near Strawberry Point. 

On July 21, 1949, Bud was united in marriage to Marian Rafoth in McGregor. After their marriage, they began their life together on a farm near Strawberry Point. Three children were born to this union. Bud was a long-time livestock buyer for Schuchmann Livestock.

Tue
06
Sep

Eileen Johanningmeier

Eileen Cecelia (Auer) Johanningmeier, 94, of McGregor, Iowa, died Friday, August 26, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Eileen was born on May 14, 1922, rural Garnavillo, Iowa, to Edward and Josephine (Heck) Auer. She attended Walnut Grove Country School and St. Patrick Catholic School in Monona, Iowa, through the eighth grade. Later in life, Eileen and her sisters went back to school and received their G.E.D. Diplomas.

Wed
31
Aug

Ruth Jeanne Werges

Ruth Jeanne Werges, 87, of Garnavillo, died Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at Elkader Care Center. Ruth was born September 14, 1928, to Russell and Virgie (Wilson) Livingston at Volga, IA. 

Ruth attended school at Elkader. She spent one year at Corpus Christie, Texas, as a nanny. On December 2, 1945, she married Raymond E. Werges, Jr in Elkader at Peace Church. They were long-time members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Garnavillo.

Wed
31
Aug

Gene Leslie Patrick

Gene Leslie Patrick, 90, of Guttenberg, IA, died Thursday, August 25, 2016, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital. He was born on October 30, 1925, the son of Leslie and Bertha (Hyde) Patrick in rural Osterdock.

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