Obituaries

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Tue
19
May

Helen 'Chris' McShane

Helen “Chris” Lorraine (Christoffer) McShane, 87, of Waterville, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, May 16, 2020, at Great River Care Center in McGregor. Chris was born Nov. 3, 1932, to Frederick and Tora Helen (Baxter) Christoffer in Ayrshire. Chris enjoyed working as a telegrapher and secretary best. She loved the Lord, her many friends, pets and birds. Her favorite pastime was love of family and hosting or attending as many of their activities as possible. Chris also enjoyed cooking and teaching her grandchildren how to prepare food, like pancakes.

Mon
18
May

Brian Lee Nading

Brian Lee Nading, 58, of McGregor, died May 2, 2020. Brian was born on Feb. 13, 1962, to Dwain and Joyce (Bovee) Nading in Prairie du Chien, Wis.

Throughout the years, Brian worked for the railroad, as a logger for 19 years and currently was employed at Bungi Agri for the last 10 years. Brian was a member of First Lutheran Church in McGregor. He enjoyed being outdoors hunting, fishing, trapping and riding his motorcycle. Brian always was there to help friends and family.

Surviving Brian are his two children, Cory (Jeanna) Nading of McGregor and Lee (Kayla) Nading of Strawberry Point; three grandchildren, Derek and Lucas Nading and Clayton Nading; one brother, Kim Nading of McGregor; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dwain and Joyce Nading; and one grandson, Braydyn.

Thu
14
May

Donna Mae Starkey

Donna Mae Starkey, 79, of Luana, died Sunday, May 10, 2020, at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Donna was born Sept. 20, 1940, to Clayton and Lucille (Glawe) O’Neal in St. Olaf. She graduated from Elkader High School and then trained for nursing.

Donna was united in marriage with Clifford Starkey on Feb. 18, 1978, in Monona.

Fri
24
Apr

Alfred P. Goldsmith

Alfred P. Goldsmith, 91, of McGregor, formerly of Earlville, passed away Monday, April 20, 2020.

Alfred Phillip Goldsmith was born Feb. 25, 1929, in Earlville, the son of Bernard and Mary (Schmidt) Goldsmith. On Dec. 28, 1963, he married Marjorie (Wells) Thuman in Stone City. Alfred was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War. He was a self-employed farmer for over 60 years, was a very involved member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in McGregor, the American Legion and the Knights of Columbus. Al was a very kind and patient man of deep faith, had a wonderful smile and loved family, friends, fishing, dancing, bingo and woodworking. He is deeply loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Thu
09
Apr

Janice M. Hedemann

On April 1, 2020, Janice M. Hedemann passed away after a two-year battle with breast cancer. She was the beloved life partner of Steve Mangano; devoted daughter of the late Darrell and Joyce Hedemann; dear sister of Hugh Hedemann and his wife Joanne, Susan McGee and her husband Michael, and the late Mark Hedemann. She is survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was also loved by Steve’s children and grandchildren alike.

Fri
03
Apr

Darwin McClain Hallberg

Darwin McClain Hallberg, 88, of McGregor, died on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at Great River Care Center in McGregor. Darwin was born Feb. 2 1932, to Henry and Marie (Bachtell) Hallberg in McGregor. He graduated from McGregor High School in 1950. Darwin joined and proudly served in the United States Marines from 1952 to 1954, during the Korean War

Fri
27
Mar

June Mariel Kuefler

June Mariel (Goergen) Kuefler died of Alzheimer’s on March 23, 2020, in Bedford, Texas. Her daughter, Julie Dougherty, was at her side as she passed peacefully to her eternal reward. June was born May 27, 1926, in McGregor, daughter of William Goergen and Margery (Claudy) Goergen. She graduated from the University of Dubuque in 1947, with a B.S. in physical education and a minor in music. Athletics and music would be among her lifelong loves.

In college she met her future husband, Raymond Bernard Kuefler (Ray). They were married Aug. 1, 1949, and had four children, John, Jane, Julie (Dougherty) and Joseph. June was preceded in death by Ray (d. 2000) and daughter Jane (d. 1976), and is survived by John (Lawrence, Kan.), Julie (Irving, Texas) and Joseph (Stow, Mass.), 24 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Mon
23
Mar

Jean Lenore Wiedenmann

Jean Lenore Wiedenmann, 88, of Monona, died Monday, March 16, 2020, at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Jean was born Nov. 1, 1931, on the family farm near Waterville, to Ben and Hulda Kolsrud. She was baptized and confirmed at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church in Waterville. Jean was a member of Faith Lutheran N.A.L.C. Church in Monona.

Mon
23
Mar

Sandra Pauline Schlitter

Sandra Pauline Schlitter, 71, of McGregor, died Saturday, March 14, 2020, at Mayo Health Systems in La Crosse, Wis. Sandra Pauline was born Nov. 20, 1948, to Harvey and Carlotta (Moen) Standorf in McGregor. She attended country school through the eighth grade and then attended Mar-Mac Community School. 

Sandra was united in marriage with Frank Schlitter on Aug. 18, 1984, at Giard Methodist Church in Giard. She helped on the farm alongside her husband, Frank.  Her hobbies included crafting, doing jigsaw puzzles, baking, cooking and listening to country and gospel music. Sandra enjoyed working in the sunshine while gardening, tending to her flowers and mowing the lawn.

Thu
12
Mar

Clyde Richard Thompson

Clyde Richard Thompson, 81, of McGregor, died Sunday, March 8, 2020, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis. Clyde was born June 13, 1938, in Clayton County, to Dale and Dorothy (Fritz) Thompson. During his younger years, Clyde attended Giard Methodist Church, where he was baptized and confirmed. Clyde first attended Klema Country School, and then later attended and graduated from MFL High School in 1955. He proudly joined and served in the United States Army from Jan. 3, 1957 until Dec. 31, 1962.

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