Obituaries

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Ronald Nelson

 

Ronald L. Nelson, 85, of Ollie, Iowa, and formerly of Volga, died on Saturday morning, April 12, 2014, at the Jefferson County Health Center in Fairfield.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Floral Hills Funeral Home, rural Oelwein, with Pastor Julie Ahrens of the Volga United Methodist Church officiating. Interment followed at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Oelwein. There was a visitation from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday at the Floral Hills Funeral Home.

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Dorothy Dittmer

 

Dorothy Dittmer, 88, entered heaven on Sunday, April 6, 2014, following a long illness. 

Dorothy was born on January 28, 1926, to Helen and Leroy Dittmer in Elkader, IA. She graduated from Elkader High School and went on to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Dubuque and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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Ivanelle Schlake

 

Ivanelle Frances Schlake, 92, of Farmersburg, Iowa, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, Iowa. She was born December 28, 1921, to Arno and Emma (Theodore) Stickfort in rural Garnavillo, Iowa. Ivanelle was baptized in 1922 and confirmed in 1925 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Garnavillo, Iowa. She attended country school through the eighth grade, graduated from Garnavillo High School in 1939 and received her Bachelors of Science Degree from the University of Dubuque. She later attended Upper Iowa University to renew her teaching certificates. Teaching in a one-room schoolhouse was the beginning of her teaching career.

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14
Apr

Leonette Wessels death notice

Leonette Ann (Tauke) Wessels, age 93, of Garnavillo, died Thursday, April 10, 2014, at the Great River Care Center in McGregor. She was born on November 23, 1920, in Dyersville, IA, the daughter of William and Emma (Vaske) Tauke.

Arrangements were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home & Cremation Service, , Garnavillo, where the family received friends from 3-7 p.m. Monday, April 14, 2014 and one hour before service at church. Funeral service were at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Garnavillo, IA at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, Rev. Marvin Bries officiating.  Interment followed at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Garnavillo, IA.

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07
Apr

Theresa Pape

 

Theresa Clara Pape, 76, of Edgewood, Iowa, died on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Oldorf Hospice House in Hiawatha.  She was born on January 15, 1938, in Dyersville, daughter of Henry and Edna (Leigh) Clemen. She was raised in the Dyersville area until she was seven and the family then moved to Manchester where she attended St. Mary Catholic School.  

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07
Apr

Duane “Sox” O’Brien

 

Duane Francis “Sox” O’Brien, 90, of Volga, died Thursday, April 3, 2014, at his residence in Volga. He was born June 11, 1923, in Volga to Frank Leonard and Cecile Mary (White) O’Brien. He graduated from Volga High School in 1940. Sox farmed the family farm and did carpentry work as the “O” in ET&O Construction, starting in the 1960s. He especially remembered the first house they constructed which was for Wally Oldfather in Manchester, Iowa. They were quite a crew, with Hugh Tenney and HH (Pete) Eder providing wit and commentary as the various projects progressed. In retirement, Sox and LaMae operated the O’Brien Grocery in Volga until the flood of 1999.

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07
Apr

Patricia Waterman

 

Patricia Ann Waterman, 70, of East Dubuque, passed away on January 13, 2014, at Manorcare Health Services in Dubuque, of lung cancer. She suffered from chronic pain for almost a year before being diagnosed. Even though she was in pain most days she never let it get her down.

 She enjoyed spending time with her family, friends, and her close companion, Ray Leppert.

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Mar

Dean Possehl

 

Dean Possehl, 66, of Apple Valley, MN, formerly of Elkader, passed away peacefully at his home on March 17, 2014, after a short, but fierce battle with cancer.

Dean Edward Passel was born July 20, 1947 to Ralph and Lenora (Olson) Passel in rural Wagner Township, Clayton County, near Elkader, Iowa. He was the youngest of seven children. He attended kindergarten through high school at Central Community Schools in Elkader where he played football and ran track, which he loved, setting a school relay record that held for many years.

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Hubert Moose

 

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Betty Olson

 

Betty L. Olson, 73, of Marion, died Friday, March 14, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids. Services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories, Cedar Rapids. The Rev. Linda Livingston officiated. There was a visitation Tuesday at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home in Cedar Rapids from 4 to 6 p.m. and on Wednesday at the chapel after 10 a.m.

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