Obituaries

Tue
28
Jun

Melvin Leo Matt

Melvin Leo Matt, 85, of Des Moines, formerly of Garnavillo, IA, died Friday, June 17, 2016, at Taylor Hospice House in Des Moines, IA. He was born on July 25, 1930, on the Matt family farm near St. Olaf to Leo and Rose Matt. 

Melvin attended grade school at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Garnavillo and then attended and graduated from the Monona Public High School in 1948. After high school, Melvin served his country proudly with the United States Air Force 55th Strategic Recon Squadron from 1951 till he received his honorable discharge in 1955. On November 23, 1957, Melvin was united in marriage with Ruby Barron at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cathedral in Oklahoma City, OK. 

Tue
28
Jun

Marty Krambeer January 1, 1963 to May 26, 2016

Please join the family in honoring and celebrating the life of Marty Krambeer. Come share your memories; dress is casual. 

There will be a private family gathering from 2-3 p.m. followed by Celebration of Life with family and friends from 3-5 p.m.

When: Sunday, July 3, 2016 from 3-5 p.m.

Where:  Bootleggers, 36835 Noble Road, Millville, IA  52052 Five miles south of Guttenberg on US 52.

Tue
21
Jun

Shirley Taylor

Shirley L. Taylor, 85, passed away peacefully at her home of 49 years in Clive, IA on June 14, 2016. 

The family received visitors from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, June 18 at Merle Hay Funeral Home. The funeral service was at 11 a.m. the same day followed by a reception and luncheon. A private interment will take place at Chapel Hill Gardens.

Shirley was born December 5, 1930, in Volga, Iowa to Sidney and Grace White. She married Paul Taylor of Volga in 1951. Shirley and Paul were blessed with four children.

Tue
14
Jun

Dorothy Zapf

Dorothy J. Zapf, 96, of Littleport, died Sunday, June 5, 2016, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader.

Dorothy was born February 29, 1920, in Alden, Iowa, to Wayne and Cecile Hunter. She graduated from the University of Iowa as a Registered Nurse in 1941. She married Lowell (Soapy) Zapf in Littleport in 1941.

Dorothy had an insatiable curiosity and thirst for knowledge. She loved to read and discuss world and local events. 

Wed
08
Jun

Amy Lou Hoeger

Amy Lou Hoeger, 66, of Farmersburg, IA, died Tuesday, May 24, 2016. She was born on April 23, 1950, in Oelwein, Iowa, the daughter of Floyd and Myrna Eberhardt. 

Amy attended the Garnavillo School and graduated with the class of 1969. She went above and beyond during her those high school years, as she took classes through Capri College during the summers through high school. She later received her degree from Capri College in Dubuque in 1970. On July 24, 1971, Amy was united in marriage with James Hoeger at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Garnavillo and together they were blessed with four children. For many years, Amy made a home for her family and also worked as a certified nursing assistant.  

Wed
08
Jun

Services pending

Dorothy J. Zapf, 96, of Littleport, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2016, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader. Services are pending at Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader.

 
Wed
08
Jun

Jeffery Werger service notice

Jeffery Alan Werger, age 39, of Garnavillo, IA, died Sunday, June 5, 2016, at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital due to injuries sustained in an accident

Arrangements are being handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo, IA where the family will receive friends from 3-8 p.m., Wednesday, June 8, 2016 and one hour before service at church.  Funeral services will be at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 9, 2016, with the Rev. Marvin Bries officiating. Interment will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Garnavillo, IA.

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.

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