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Rita Kregel

Rita Kregel, 84, Monona, passed away on Saturday Nov. 14, 2020, at her daughter’s home in Fayette surrounded by family.

Private funeral services were at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Monona, conducted by Rev. Chris Podhajsky.

Burial was at St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery in Monona.

Wed
25
Nov

Kathleen Bockenstedt

Kathleen Bockenstedt, 93, died Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, surrounded by family.

Due to COVID-19 concerns the family will be having a private family mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Guttenberg.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date

Arrangements were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Wed
25
Nov

Alice E. Conant

Alice E. Conant, 99, of Lamont died Friday morning, Nov. 20, 2020, at her home.

Private funeral services were held at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein, conducted by Rev. Susan Friedrich.

Interment was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, rural Oelwein.

Wed
25
Nov

Charles N. Nehl

On Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, Charles “Charlie” Nicholas Nehl, husband, father, son, brother and uncle died in Cedar Rapids, suddenly from COVID-19 at the age of 38. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a private viewing will be held at Kramer Funeral home on Nov. 27 by invitation.

A private service for immediate family will be held on Nov. 28, conducted by Fr. Paul Baldwin.

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18
Nov

Ingleside Club inspires community involvement


Katherine Brown, Triangle Park project organizer, and Ingleside members, express their gratitude for the financial support and volunteer efforts from community members assisting with park renovations. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker 

The Ingleside Club Triangle Park renovation project is well underway. The civic-minded women's group was granted approval in August by the Guttenberg Park Board for the renovation project, located at the intersection of North River Park Drive and North First Street. 

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18
Nov

Garnavillo/Guttenberg women sew veteran quilts


From left, Garnavillo Freedom Stitchers Linda Kuehl and Denise Saunders stand surrounded by a selection of unique hand-pieced and stitched veteran quilts. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker 

The Quilts of Valor Foundation is a national organization founded in 2003 by “Blue Star” mom Catherine Roberts. The idea of comforting veterans with quilts came to her while her son was deployed in Iraq as a gunner sitting atop a Humvee. Her sense of panic 24-hours a day – every day — prompted her into action. 

Wed
18
Nov

City council enacts face mask mandate

By Shelia Tomkins

In an effort to mitigate the local spread of COVID-19, the Guttenberg city council on Nov. 9 unanimously passed a resolution mandating the use of face coverings in public places within the city limits.

Wed
18
Nov

Margaret M. Vonderhaar

Margaret M. Vonderhaar, 83 of Holy Cross, passed away Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, at her home.

Services will be held at a later date.

Margaret was born Dec. 15, 1936, in Dubuqe, raised by Paulie Kramer and Mae Reittinger. She married Leonard Vonderhaar on June 21, 1955, in Dyersville. Together they farmed and raised their family north of Holy Cross.

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Nov

Florentina “Tina” A. Bries

Florentina “Tina” A. Bries, 92, of Luxemburg, passed away Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, at River Living Center, Guttenberg.

A private family Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, Nov. 13, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Luxemburg, conducted by Rev. Noah Diehm.

Burial was in the church cemetery.

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18
Nov

Ann Olinger

Anna Marie Leliefeld Olinger of Guttenberg passed away peacefully at the age of 100 at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital on Nov. 1, 2020. 

Private funeral services were at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Guttenberg.

Interment was in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Guttenberg.

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