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Tue
02
Jan

Richard W. Hein November 14, 1934-December 21, 2017


Richard W. Hein

Richard W. Hein age 83 of Owatonna and formerly of Prairie du Chien passed away Thursday, December 21, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born November 14, 1934 in Dubuque, IA the son of Milton and Virginia (Donner) Hein.  Richard farmed most of his life in Clayton County, Iowa.

Tue
26
Dec

Donna Radloff August 9, 1922 to December 16, 2017

Donna Mae Radloff was born on August 9, 1922, the daughter of Donald and Lillian (Vogt) Oleke in Farmersburg, Iowa. She was confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Farmersburg, Iowa in 1936. After high school Donna married Homer Moritz.  They were blessed with three children, David, Paul and Mary. Homer passed away in 1950. Donna later married Charles Dohrer; this union was blessed with one daughter, Kathrine. In 1963 Chuck passed away. Ten years later she married, James (Bud) Courtney, who passed away four years later. On February 2, 1977, Donna married school classmate, Ken Radloff.  They were married 37 years until his passing in August 2016.   

Tue
26
Dec

Harold Vorwald June 18, 1934 to December 18, 2017

Harold Frank Vorwald, 83, Monona, Iowa, died peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, December 18, 2017, at North Gate Care Center, Waukon, Iowa. He was born on June 18, 1934 on his family farm outside of Clayton, Iowa. His parents were Erwin (Jack) and Agnes (Burr) Vorwald. He attended Country School Rural Clayton through the third grade, then attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School through the tenth grade. Harold graduated from Garnavillo High School in the class of 1952.
Harold was married on June 14 of 1956 to his loving wife Joanne Jarms at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Garnavillo, Iowa. Harold also received baptism, first communion, and confirmation at St Joseph’s.

Tue
26
Dec

Franklin Wacker December 23, 1933-December 18, 2017

Franklin Wacker, 83, of Elkader, died Monday, December 18, 2017, at the Elkader Care Center. Franklin Delano Wacker was born December 23, 1933, rural Elkader, to Frank R. and Anna (Krieg) Wacker. He received his early schooling at Dry Run School and graduated from Elkader High School in 1952.
In 1954, he enlisted in the United States Army and was a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He was honorably discharged in April of 1956 and returned to farm the family farm with his wife Pat Schmelzer whom he married on July 11, 1955 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Elkader. Three children were born to this union.
Next to farming, fishing was his ambition and then spending winters in Zapata, Texas.

Tue
19
Dec

Gary “Skinny” Larson

Gary “Skinny” Lee Larson, 65, of West Union, formerly of Elkader, passed away unexpectedly following complications from surgery on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at Mercy Medical Hospital in Dubuque.

Gary, the son of Henry and Margie (Schuety) Larson, was born November 24, 1952, in McGregor.  On June 29th, 1990, Gary was united in marriage to Lynn (Hjelmeng) Gamm and became the step-father of Lynn’s four children, Blake, Scott, Erich and Jessica.

Tue
12
Dec

Randy Meyer

Randy Thomas Meyer, age 44, of Guttenberg, IA, died Saturday, December 2, 2017.  He was born on December 10, 1972 in Elkader, Iowa, the son of Roger and Patty (Phelan) Meyer.  

Tue
12
Dec

Lois Morarend

Lois Mildred Morarend, 84, of Edgewood, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home in Edgewood. She was born on July 24, 1933, in Millville, the daughter of Martin Orville and Edna Katrina (Brandenburg) White. Lois attended Clayton County rural schools and graduated from Luana High School, where she was an outstanding basketball player. 

Tue
05
Dec

Joseph Spielbauer

Joseph Mathias Spielbauer, 90, of Cedar Falls, formerly of Volga and Prairie Du Chien, WI, died Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at New Aldaya Lifescapes Assisted Living, Cedar Falls. He was born on January 24, 1927, in Guttenberg, to George and Frances (Rohner) Spielbauer. Joseph attend St. Mary’s Catholic School through 12th grade. He then enlisted in the US Navy and was stationed in the Pacific during WWII. He worked at Flexsteel in Dubuque for several years before becoming a dairy farmer in Volga.

Tue
28
Nov

Corrine Schoien

Corinne Elizabeth Schoien, 91, of Elkader, Iowa, formerly of rural Elgin, Iowa, died Friday, November 17, 2017, at the Elkader Care Center. Corinne was born on August 13, 1926, in Monona, Iowa, to Herman and Alma (Torkelson) Schoien. She was baptized and confirmed at the Highland Lutheran Church, rural Elkader, where she was a faithful lifelong member.

Tue
28
Nov

Edmund “Lee” Glesne

Edmund “Lee” Glesne, 92, of Marion, Iowa formerly of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin died Monday, November 13, 2017 at Winslow House in Marion, Iowa. Lee was born June 1, 1925 to Oscar T. and Josephine (Lee) Glesne in St. Olaf, Iowa. He attended the Glesne School for grades 1-6 and graduated from Elkader High School. Lee received his B.A. in education from I.S. Teacher’s College in Cedar Falls and earned his Master’s in school administration from the University of Northern Illinois. Lee enlisted in the Army after graduating High School. He served overseas in the European Theater in the 76th Field Artillery Battalion Battery C. 

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