Obituaries

Wed
21
Jan

Betty Moser


Betty Moser

 

Betty Ruth (Troester) Moser, 87, of Guttenberg, IA, died Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at the Guttenberg Care Center. She was born into the family of Paul Emil and Flossie Mae (Friedlein) Troester, on October 28, 1927, on the family farm, north of the Turkey River in Millville Township.

Betty was baptized in 1928, in the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Guttenberg and later Pastor Coovert confirmed her in the same church on March 29, 1942. Betty graduated from the Friedlein Country School and Guttenberg High School in May of 1945.  She was unique in that she was neither tardy nor absent the entire 13 years of her schooling.  

Wed
21
Jan

Foster Koth

 

Foster Vern Koth, 95, of Monona, Iowa passed away Monday, January 12, 2015, at Triple Creek Retirement Community, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Foster Vern Koth, son of Vern H. Koth and Tresa (Ames) Koth was born October 23, 1919, on a farm in Monona Township, Iowa.  He was baptized at Monona Methodist Church. Foster was educated in the Monona Schools.   

Wed
21
Jan

WillaDean Kaeser

 

WillaDean Ann (Lamphier) Kaeser, 81, of Decorah, lA, formerly of Waukon, lA, died on Thursday, January 1, 2015, at the Aase Haugen Nursing Home, in Decorah, lA, following an extended illness.

WillaDean was born May 5, 1933, in Elkader, Iowa to Willis and Nellie (Landis) Lamphier. WillaDean married Neil Nelson on August 24, 1949, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.  WillaDean worked as a sales clerk, line worker at the plating and wiring plants and also at Swiss Valley Cheese in St Olaf.   In addition she cleaned homes and business in Elkader Iowa. The job she loved the most was working at a greenhouse.

Wed
14
Jan

Donald Houg


Donald Houg

 

 

Donald Nelson Houg, 90, of St. Olaf, died Thursday, January 8, 2015, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader. He was born August 23, 1924, in St. Olaf, to Ole K. and Clara (Nelson) Houg. Don was baptized and confirmed at Norway Lutheran Church, rural St. Olaf. He was educated at St. Olaf Public School, Elkader High School and Elkader Junior College.

During WW II, he served in the Army Air Corp in the C.B.I. Theatre in India as a crew member on a B-25 bomber.

Tue
06
Jan

Eleanor Scheffert


Eleanor Scheffert

 

Eleanor Mae Scheffert, 97, Monona, Iowa, died Monday, December 29, 2014, at the Great River Care Center, McGregor, Iowa. Eleanor was born on February 26, 1917, in rural Elkader, Iowa, to Malcolm and Mae (Fritz) Guyer. She attended country school and graduated from Elkader High School in Elkader, Iowa. Following high school, she received her teaching certificate and taught country school for a short time. 

Tue
30
Dec

Eldon Walz


Eldon Walz

 

Eldon Earl Walz, 77, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, died on Saturday, December 27, 2014, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home.  

Visitation was from 3-7 p.m. on Monday, December 29, 2014, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Strawberry Point, Iowa, where there was also a 7:00 p.m. scripture service.  Friends also called one hour before the mass at the church on Tuesday.

Tue
30
Dec

Victor Schneider

Victor Schneider

 

Victor H. Schneider, beloved husband and father, went to his heavenly home on December 19, 2014, at the age of 82. He was born November 3, 1932, the second child of Paula Ruth (Daugs) Schneider and Victor E Schneider at their home in Elkader, IA. He attended elementary and high school in Elkader. He was very active in football, basketball and baseball. He attended Luther College for two years and then went on to Iowa State University at Ames, IA where he received a BS degree in structural engineering. 

Tue
30
Dec

Donald "Jim" Hyde

DOnald "Jim" Hyde

 

Donald “Jim” J. Hyde, 76, of New Albin, IA, formerly of Dubuque, IA, died Wednesday, December 24, 2014, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, WI. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, December 31st, at 11 at the Edgewood City Cemetery, Edgewood, IA. Friends called from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the New Albin Community Center in New Albin, IA. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon handled the arrangements.

Tue
23
Dec

Irene Jacobson

 

Irene B. Jacobson, age 95, of Wykoff, MN, died Thursday morning, December 18, 2014, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester.

Tue
23
Dec

Ronald Mueller

 

Ronald Dean Mueller, 83, of Monona, died Thursday, December 11, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Society, Postville, Iowa. He was born on November 2, 1931, to Henry and Margaret (Ziegler) Mueller in Luana, Iowa. He graduated from Luana High School in 1949. After graduation he was drafted into the Marines on October 25, 1952. He served his country bravely in the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on February 25, 1954.  

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