Obituaries

Tue
17
May

Dorothy “Jeanne” Africa

Dorothy “Jeanne” (Aylsworth) Africa, 54, of Clermont, Iowa went to be with our Lord and Savior on Monday, May 9, 2016. She died at St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester, Minnesota, from complications related to open heart surgery. She was born July 3, 1961 to Gene and Janet (Dewald) Aylsworth in West Union, Iowa. Jeanne was baptized at the Wadena Presbyterian Church and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Arlington.

Tue
17
May

Allen Edwards

Allen Jay Edwards, Blue Eye, MO son of Alva J. and Imogene F. (Martin) Edwards, was born March 6, 1947 in St. Joseph, MO and departed this life on May 9, 2016 at the age of 69.

Allen had been a resident of the area for 13 years moving here from Elkader, IA.  He was a mechanic, servicing golf carts, a member of V.F.W. Post 2203 Shell Knob, MO and Masonic Lodge #712 Collinsville, IL.  He served his country in the United States Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Wed
11
May

Allen Edwards

Allen Jay Edwards, Blue Eye, MO son of Alva J. and Imogene F.(Martin) Edwards, was born March 6, 1947 in St. Joseph, MO and departed this life on May 9, 2016 at the age of 69. Allen had been a resident of the area for thirteen years moving here from Elkader, IA.  He was a mechanic, servicing golf carts, a member of V.F.W. Post 2203 Shell Knob, MO and Masonic Lodge #712 Collinsville, IL.  He served his country in the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include: his wife, Elaine of the home; two daughters, Kimberly Bail and husband, Mitch of Sedalia, MO and Teresa Tuecke and husband, Jim of Oelwein, IA; two sons, Dan Phelps and wife, Anna of Fennimore, WI and Darrell Phelps of Mason City, IA; six grandchildren and a host of other family and friends. Visitation will be Saturday, May 14, 2016 10:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m. at Stumpff Funeral Chapel Kimberling City, MO.  Military Service will follow at 11:30 a.m.

Tue
10
May

Virgil Martin

Virgil Clyde Martin, 94, of Anamosa, Iowa, died Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at Jones Regional Medical Center following a sudden illness. A Celebration of Life service with full military honors by the United States Army and the Anamosa Veterans was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 2, 2016, at the United Methodist Church in Anamosa with Pastor Marty Schuhmacher officiating. Visitation was Sunday, May 1, at the Goettsch Funeral Home in Anamosa where family will received friends from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Burial was at 2:30 p.m. Monday, May 2, 2016, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Grundy Center, Iowa. 

Tue
03
May

Anthony “Tony” Schmelzer

Anthony “Tony” Schmelzer, 60, of Elkader, died Monday, April 25, 2016, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic in Iowa City, Iowa. Tony was born on June 28, 1955, to Joseph and Anita (Berns) Schmelzer in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. He graduated from Garnavillo High School in 1973. Tony was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elkader, Iowa. 

Tue
03
May

Helen Hawkins

Helen Hawkins, 97, of Garnavillo, IA, died Friday, April 29, 2016, at the Elkader Care Center. She was born on November 27, 1918, in Osterdock, the daughter of Louis and Caroline (Brase) Troester.

Helen received her education from the country school in rural Guttenberg. On November 7, 1942, Helen was united in marriage with Delbert James Hawkins at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Garnavillo  Helen and Delbert lived in various areas in Clayton County until 1953 where they settled in the Buck Creek area outside of Garnavillo. They farmed there until early 1975 when the moved into Garnavillo, becoming caretakers at the Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home. 

Tue
26
Apr

Karl Wilker

Karl Wilker, 86, of Clermont, IA died Thursday, April 14, 2016, at Maple Crest Manor, Fayette, IA. Karl Henry was born on October 15, 1929, to Arthur and Hertha (Funk) Wilker in Clayton County, Iowa. He was baptized on November 3, 1929, in Read Township and confirmed on June 27, 1943, in Farmersburg, Iowa. Karl attended country school. He also helped on the farm with his father. 

Tue
26
Apr

Ethelyn Berns

Ethelyn Berns, 90, of Elkader, died Monday, April 18, at the Elkader Care Center. Her funeral service was held Friday, April 22, at St. John Lutheran Church, Farmersburg, with burial at Monona Cemetery. 

Ethelyn was born September 7, 1925, in Wagner Township, Clayton County, to Lester and Esther Kurth. She graduated from Farmersburg High School and Upper Iowa University. She taught elementary grades and art in rural schools and at MFL in Monona for 33 years. 

Tue
19
Apr

Harold Wiedner

Harold E. Wiedner, 73, of Maynard, IA died on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Mercy Living Plus in Oelwein.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 23, 2016, at Dunham Grove Cemetery, Rural Randalia, IA. Inurnment will be at Dunham Grove Cemetery, rural Randalia.

Tue
12
Apr

Carol Glesne-Koppes

Carol A. Glesne-Koppes, 68, of East Dubuque, Illinois, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016 at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City. All friends and relatives are invited to a gathering to share their memories of this special lady at C.J. Lanes, Elkader, on Saturday, April 23rd from 4-7 P.M. P lease, no cards or memorials; just your presence will be greatly appreciated. A Celebration of Life in honor of Carol will be held in East Dubuque, Illinois at a later date.

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