Obituaries

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Thu
11
Mar

Bette Y. McNamara

Bette Yvonne McNamara, 87, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Born May 14, 1933, in McGregor, to Lucille (Halverson) and Elmer Knapp, she had one sister, Donna Adams. She married Daniel McNamara on Oct. 27, 1953, and they settled in Milton, Wis., where they raised their family and owned and operated the McNamara Rexall Drug Store. She was a long-time member of St. Mary Catholic Church and an active community member.

Tue
09
Mar

Keary J. Keehner

Keary Joe Keehner, 50, of Luana, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. Keary was born Aug. 20, 1970, to Robert and Rebecca (Guyer) Keehner in Postville. He graduated from M.F.L. High School and attended Kirkwood Community College, earning his degree as a diesel mechanic.

 

Tue
09
Mar

Pamela K. Haney

Pamela K. Haney, 52, of McGregor, passed away peacefully Feb. 24, 2021, after a long illness. The family will have a private service at Big Canoe Lutheran Church in Decorah in the spring.

 

Tue
09
Mar

Hilda A. Jach

Private family graveside services for Hilda A. Jach, 91, of Elkader, formerly of Davenport, will be held at a later date at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport.   Hilda passed away on Thursday, March 4, 2021, at the Kingston Court Care Center, Elkader. 

 

Tue
09
Mar

Eldoris M. Borcherding

Eldoris Marie Borcherding, age 80, of Garnavillo, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, March 4, 2021. She was born on Oct. 25, 1940, to Alvin and Marie (Bierdaum) Noeding.

 

Tue
09
Mar

Joseph L. Rothmeyer

Joseph Leonard Rothmeyer, 96, of Monona, passed away at Garden View Place on Feb. 27, 2021. Joe was born Dec. 30, 1924, in Elkader, to Charles and Mary “Mae” (Leonard) Rothmeyer. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Elkader. He attended the Gooding Country School, rural Monona, through eighth grade. 

Fri
19
Feb

Melissa L. Wilke

Melissa Lue Wilke, 66, of Elkader, passed away Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, at the Oldorf Hospice House in Hiawatha. She joined her heavenly father following a courageous battle with cancer. Melissa Lue Clark was born on May 25,1954, in Independence, to Donald and Margaret Clark. As a young child, she moved with her family to a farm near Clermont. She graduated from Valley Community School in 1972, and then completed the secretarial program at the Area 1 Vocational School in Calmar. 

Fri
19
Feb

Audrey J. Healy

Audrey Jule Healy, 81, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Elkader, died peacefully at her home on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. Audrey was born on May 18, 1939, in Chicago, Ill., to Morton Louis and Grace Jule (Benge) Romie. She graduated from Central High School in Paddock Lake, Wis., with the class of 1956. Following high school, Audrey attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater for a brief time. 

Tue
16
Feb

Melissa L. Wilke

Melissa L. Wilke, 66, of Elkader, died Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, at Oldorf Hospice House in Hiawatha.

 

Tue
16
Feb

Randy A. Morarend

Randy Alan Morarend, 59, of Edgewood, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, at his home. He was born on May 27, 1961, at the Guttenberg Hospital, completing the family of Delois and Lois (White) Morarend. Randy was a graduate of Central High School in Elkader. Shortly after graduating, Randy served honorably in the United States Army. 

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