Obituaries

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Tue
26
Apr

Steven E. Tyer

Steven Earl Tyer, 66, died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 14, 2022, at Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids, following a courageous battle with heart disease. He was born June 14, 1955, at Galesburg, Ill., to Leo Earl and Jeanne Audrey (Pople) Tyer.

 

Tue
19
Apr

Myron E. Guritz Jr.

Myron Eugene Guritz Jr. passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at the age of 66. Myron was born in Sumner on Sept. 16, 1955, to Myron Eugene and Ruth Irene (Solomon) Guritz. He attended Sumner Elementary, St. Peter Lutheran School in Westgate and graduated from North Fayette High School in 1974. In 1977, Myron married Renee Wilker and to this union he was blessed with three children, Jason, Rusty and Lacy. They would later divorce. In September 2007, Myron met Mary Wirkler at the Pocket City Pub in McGregor. They were married on Aug.

Tue
19
Apr

John 'Jack' P.C. Heick

John “Jack” P.C. Heick, 89, of Elkader, passed away on Monday, April 11, 2022, at his home surrounded by his loving family. There will be no services at this time.

 

Fri
08
Apr

Gerald E. 'Jerry' Kessler

Gerald “Jerry” Eugene Kessler, age 64, of Garnavillo, died Monday, April 4, 2022, at his home surrounded by his family. Jerry was born on Jan. 18, 1958, to James “Jimbo” and Carla (Kramer) Kessler in Elkader. 

 

Tue
05
Apr

Ryan Helgerson

Ryan Thomas Jon Helgerson was born the son of Kae Jeanne Helgerson and Gary Helgerson on Jan. 1, 1990, being the first child to be born in northeast Iowa that year. Ryan died March 18, 2022, in Eagle River, Alaska. Ryan was quite a surprise for his family, being 16 years younger than older brother Erik and 13 years younger than Joel. He was baptized at Bethany Lutheran Church in Elkader and confirmed at Norway Lutheran Church in St. Olaf.

Tue
05
Apr

Barbara L. Garms

Barbara L. Garms, 89, of Volga, passed away on March 25, 2022, at Elkader Care Center of natural causes.

 

Tue
29
Mar

Jo Marie Miller McDole

Jo Marie Miller McDole, 58, passed away on March 25, 2022, at the Hiawatha Care Center in Hiawatha, surrounded by family. A funeral mass will be held Saturday, April 2, at 11 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in McGregor. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. until mass. Lunch will be provided following mass in the parish hall.  

Tue
29
Mar

Richard B. Hyde

Richard Berdette Hyde, age 86, of Elkader, passed away at home on Monday, March 7, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.

 

Tue
29
Mar

Susan L. Weger

Susan “Susie” Lynn Weger, 72, of Elkader, passed away on Friday, March 25, 2022, at the Elkader Care Center in Elkader. She was born on Aug. 30, 1949, in Oelwein, the daughter of Donald and Luella (Hoskyn) Weger. Susie grew up on the Weger family farm northwest of Strawberry Point, where she enjoyed riding her horse through the pastures and woods in the neighborhood. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Sebald Lutheran Church and it was there she began her Christian faith journey. Susie graduated from Starmont High School in 1967. She attended St.

Tue
29
Mar

Sharon K. Henning

Sharon Kaye (Fischer) Henning, 77, of Farmersburg, died Sunday, March 20, 2022, at her home. Sharon was born Feb. 24, 1945, to Grant and Oceania (Eylers) Fischer at Guttenberg. Sharon was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Garnavillo. She graduated from Garnavillo Community High School in 1963 and graduated from Gates Business College in Waterloo in 1964. Sharon then worked as a bookkeeper at Matt Parrott & Sons Printing Co. in Waterloo for four years. 

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