Obituaries

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26
Jul

Jan Miller

Jan Miller, a.k.a. “Big Bopper,” “Dumplin,” “Lenny,” died July 17, 2017. He was born in Colesburg on April 2, 1940, to Harold and Jeanne Miller. His parents-in-law were George and Clara Wertz. Jan is survived and forever loved by his wife of 53 years, Carolyn and sons, Brent and daughter-in-law, Nicole; Douglas and daughter-in-law, Laura; and Christopher and daughter-in-law, Beth; grandchildren, Camry, Adilynn, Callie, McKenna, and Caris who adored their “Grampy” as much as he adored them; siblings, Karen, Richard and sister-in-law, Judy, David and sister-in-law, Stephanie, Carol and brother-in-law, Mike, and Trudy and brother-in-law, Jay, will deeply miss their brother who is now resting peacefully with his siblings Kent, Douglas, and Steven.

Wed
26
Jul

Charles E. Hansel

Charles "Chuck" Edward Hansel, 69, of Roscoe, Ill., passed away unexpectedly on July 21, 2017.

Memorial service will be Thursday, July 27, at 11 a.m. at Roscoe United Methodist Church.

Chuck was born in Guttenberg on Dec. 17, 1947, to Theodore Roosevelt and Rita (Miller) Hansel. Chuck received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Loras College and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Illinois. On July 15, 1972, Chuck married Mary Lynn "Lynn" Larson in Guttenberg. Chuck served as a counselor at Singer Mental Health Center for 33 years. 

Wed
26
Jul

Miles E. Prchal

Miles Edward Prchal, 74, of Guttenberg, died Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at the Guttenberg Care Center surrounded by family.

A celebration of Miles’ life will be held at the Guttenberg Marina Center Aug. 26, between 3-6 p.m.

Miles was born on Jan. 3, 1943, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Michael and Helen Prchal.

Wed
19
Jul

Loris E. Kickbush

Loris Ervin Kickbush, 82, died on Friday, July 14, 2017, at the Guttenberg Care Center following a brief illness.

Visitation was Monday, July 17, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Tuesday, July 18, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Interment was at St. Mary's Cemetery, Guttenberg.

Wed
19
Jul

Jerry Handke

Jerry Handke, 73, of Guttenberg died with family by his side at home on Sunday, July 9, 2017. 

Visitation was Wednesday, July 12, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and one hour before services at the church. 

Funeral services were Thursday, July 13, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson.

Interment was at Guttenberg City Cemetery.

Wed
12
Jul

Janis K. Cook

Janis Kay Cook, 71, of Guttenberg, died Monday, July 3, 2017, at the Great River Care Center in McGregor.

Funeral services were Saturday, July 8, in the Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa, conducted by Rev. Derek Sellars. Visitation was before services at the funeral chapel.

Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, near Leighton.

Wed
12
Jul

Jane Lechner

Jane Lechner, 83, of Guttenberg, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital on Monday, July 3, 2017.

Visitation was Friday, July 7, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Funeral services were Saturday, July 8, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Shane Anderson.

Interment was at Oakwood Cemetery, Monticello.

Wed
12
Jul

Robert J. Hoffman

Robert John Hoffman, 63, died on July 2, 2017, at his home in Guttenberg.

A private celebration of life is planned for a later date. 

Wed
12
Jul

Mildred C. Schutte

Mildred Catherine (Barrier) Solomon Schutte died peacefully on June 22, 2017, in American Fork, Utah. Affectionately known as Millie, she was born in the Council Bluffs area on Oct. 28, 1931, having two brothers, Darrel (Georgine) Barrier and Arlen (Joyce) Barrier.

Millie married John Solomon and they had three children, Steve (Cindy) Solomon, Sheril Rawle, and Dan Solomon. Preceded in death by her husband, John, she later married Jim Schutte. She has four grandchildren, Andi (Justin) Lym, Luke Lym, Eric (Vanessa) Solomon, and Audra (Steve) Simons; and six great-grandchildren, Kanyon, Blayke, Bristol, and Jennalee Lym, and Tyler and Ethan Simons.

Wed
12
Jul

Jeffrey A. Swisher

Happy 60th Birthday in Heaven. Jeffrey Allen Swisher of Wheaton, Ill., formerly of Garnavillo, passed from this life to his heavenly home on Feb. 3, 2017, at Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, Ill., after a courageous battle with cancer. His family was by his side. 

To honor Jeff’s life, memorial services were held at Christ Community Church, Geneva, Ill., on Feb. 11, conducted by his longtime friend and pastor, Mike Hurn. Funeral services were also held Feb. 19, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

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