Obituaries

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Dawn D. Fox

Dawn D. Fox, 71, of St. Olaf, died Saturday, February 1, 2020. She was born on January 9, 1949, in Volga, Iowa, to Homer and Dorothy (Langford) Walter. She graduated from Elkader High School.

Mon
03
Feb

Helen Ora Kann

Helen Ora Kann, age 92, of Guttenberg, IA, died Thursday, January 30, 2020, at Guttenberg Care Center. She was born on December 30, 1927, on the home farm, the daughter of Charles and Helene (Mutull) Meyer.  

            Helen received her education and graduated from the Garnavillo High School with the class of 1945. On August 1, 1947, Helen was united in marriage with Donald Kann and this union blessed the couple with six children. Helen made a home for her family while working with her husband on the farm. Helen enjoyed gardening, working with her flowers, sewing, her crafts and spending time with her grandchildren.

Mon
27
Jan

Kenneth F. Schmitz

Kenneth F. Schmitz, 83, of Arkadelphia, Arkansas and formerly of Ossian, IA died Thursday, January 23, 2020, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Kenneth Frank Joseph Schmitz was born on Saturday, November 21, 1936, in Decorah, Winneshiek County, IA the son of Philip Allen and Florence Antionette (Miller) Schmitz. He graduated from St. Francis de Sales Catholic High School in the class of 1954. Ken was united in marriage to Helen Jane Donlon on January 12, 1957 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elkader, IA. They made their home in Ossian where Ken had joined his father, Philip, in the family business at Schmitz Furniture, Floorcovering and Funeral Home in 1956.

Mon
27
Jan

Jean Boehm McBride

 

Jean Boehm McBride, 89, of California, Missouri, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at Moniteau Care Center. She was born on July 24, 1930 in Edgewood, Iowa, a daughter of Harvey and Sarah Jane (Noggle) Boehm. She was baptized and confirmed at the Lutheran Church in Elkport, Iowa. She was united in marriage to Elvis Lowell “Harvey” McBride, April 21, 1951, at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Washington, D.C.

Mon
27
Jan

Janice Arlene Hoth Eno

Janice Arlene Hoth Eno, 86, of St. Olaf, Iowa died, Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at Guttenberg Care Center in Guttenberg, Iowa. Janice was born June 7, 1933 to Lyle and Adella Olson. She attended Dry Creek Country School through the 8th grade and graduated from Elkader High School.

Janice was united in marriage with Eugene Carl Hoth on December 1, 1953, at Norway Lutheran Church. Five children were born to this union. Following the death of Eugene on April 22, 1966, Janice continued to farm and raise the children. She was united in marriage with James Lewis Eno on May 21, 1976, in Burlington, Iowa. Janice enjoyed collecting dolls, gardening, crafting, crocheting, embroidery and loved spending time with family and friends.

Mon
27
Jan

Leslie Rudolph Tappan (Doc)

Leslie Rudolph Tappan (Doc), age 98½, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2020, in Appleton, WI with his daughter and son-in-law by his side. He had lived a full and blessed life, and was ready to return to his Maker.

Leslie was born on July 26, 1921, to Ira De Brueler Leslie Tappan and Emma Matilda Ulfers Tappan. He was their only child, and he grew up during the Great Depression. Even though those years presented some struggles, he felt much love and security from his parents and extended family.

Tue
21
Jan

Ronald Dean Engelhardt

Ronald Dean Engelhardt, 77, known by many as “the ice cream man,” of Elkader, died Friday, January 10, 2020, at the Elkader Care Center. He was born October 7, 1942, in Farmersburg, IA, to Wendel Fred and Ivanelle (Kraus) Engelhardt. Ron was baptized on October 18, 1942, at St. John Lutheran Church in Farmersburg and confirmed on May 20, 1956 at St. Paul Lutheran church in Monona. He graduated from MFL Community School at Monona.

On February 22, 1975, he was united in marriage to Rosemary Teresa Toale at Bethany Lutheran Church in Elkader. The couple made their home in Elkader. Ron was employed by Miller Ice Cream Company for a number of years where he worked in manufacturing and sales, thus the name “the ice cream man.”.Later he started his own family business R and R. Dairy.

Tue
21
Jan

Dorothy Ann Emilie (Baade) Bushkofsky

Dorothy Ann Emilie (Baade) Bushkofsky, 89, died Friday, January 10, 2020, at her home in Elkader. She was born June 1, 1930, in Garnavillo Township, to Clarence and Hulda (Kalke) Baade. She was baptized June 29, 1930, confirmed, and united in marriage to Robert Bushkofsky on June 20, 1949, all at Zion Lutheran Church, Clayton Center. Five sons were born to this union.

Dorothy graduated from Elkader High School and attended Upper Iowa University to obtain her teaching certificate. She taught country school on Gunder Road for several years before starting a family.

Tue
21
Jan

Dorothy Marie (Beyer) Beck

Dorothy Marie (Beyer) Beck, 90, of Elkader, died peacefully Thursday, January 16, 2020, at the Elkader Care Center. She was born April 1, 1929, on the family farm in rural Elkader, the daughter of Otto Beyer and Anna Marie (Koehn) Beyer. She was baptized and confirmed at Peace Church in Elkader, and on November 20, 1947, also at Peace Church, was united in marriage to Gerald Beck. Incidentally, their wedding was the same day as the royal wedding of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip.

Wed
15
Jan

Beverley Klink

Beverley “Bev” Mae Klink, 93, of Marion, Iowa, passed away on Friday, January 3, 2020, at Terrace Glen Village in Marion. The family greeted friends from 4 -7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at First Presbyterian Church, Marion. The family will greeted friends one hour prior to service at the church. Private family burial will take place at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.

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