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Mon
09
Mar

Robert "Bob" Bankes

Robert “Bob” Bankes, 92, of Union, IA went to be with Lord and Savior on the morning of February 29, 2020, at the Iowa River Hospice Home with his family at his side.

A celebration of life was held for Bob on Monday, March 2, 2020 at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown, IA. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or the American Human Society,

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 38 years, Kathy Bankes, children Joel (Karen) Bankes; Julia Buis; Allan (Debbie) Bankes; Lee Collins, Kristeen Perkidsl Mark (Kibby) Collins; Kelly Kadner; and Matt Demmel; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren,  one on    the way; his uncle, Harry Hubbard; numerous nieces and nephews; and his nine four-legged furry companions.

Tue
03
Mar

Central students "rise" to the occasion


Central students CJ Polkinghorn, left, and Tommy Seeland, right, helped RISE staff put the finishing touches on a community rec center that opened earlier this week. Also involved in the project was Hazen Loan, not pictured. The students’ work was part of their STEM BEST class.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Central athlete CJ Polkingham was between projects when his mom mentioned that RISE was converting an unused space into a community rec center. The effort sounded like a good fit for his STEM BEST class. So with the permission of his teacher, Ann Gritzner, and with

Mon
02
Mar

Donald Wold

Donald Aden Wold, age 93, of Saint Olaf, Iowa, died February 23, 2020, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home. He was born on February 18, 1927, on the Wold family farm, rural Saint Olaf, Iowa, the son of Harrison and Gina Gilbertson Wold.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Berniece, his beloved parents, and all of his siblings, Rachel, Harrison, Ruth, and Leigh. He is survived by his daughter, Dawn, and her husband, Dr. David Herrmann; his grandson, Zach Herrmann and wife Jillian; and his great-granddaughter, Emmajean Herrmann.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 2, 2020, with a visitation one hour before - all at Norway Lutheran Church, rural St. Olaf with Rev. Marshall Hahn officiating. Interment was at Norway Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural St. Olaf.

Leonard Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elkader assisted the family.

Tue
25
Feb

Finding fossils at Elkader bank

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

During warm weather months, it's not uncommon to see FreedomBank President Keith Garms walking the perimeter of the building, stopping now and then to point out something to the people accompanying him. What Garms is doing is showing the fossils embedded in the limestone slabs that are part of façade of the Elkader bank.

Tue
25
Feb

Central girls continue to win; record is 21-3

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

With last week’s wins against Tripoli and Turkey Valley, the Central girls’ basketball team hit a new milestone: Most wins ever in a single season. The girls record stands at 21-3. They face St. Ansgar Wednesday (February 26); the victor will head to Des Moines for the girls’ state tournament.

Tue
25
Feb

Robert August Schultz

Robert August Schultz was born August 17, 1924, in Postville, Iowa. He died at Unity Point Health, Allen Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa at the age of 95 years old.

Robert graduated from Luana Consolidated High School in Luana, Iowa in 1941 and started a farming career just outside of Luana.

Tue
25
Feb

Lyneen Cheeseman Blate

Lyneen Cheeseman Blate, 79, of Elkader passed away at the University of Iowa Hospitals on February 21, 2020. Lyneen was born February 8, 1941, to Robert E and LaVon (Kruse) Cheeseman. Lynn was a graduate of the Central Community High School Class of 1958. She later earned her masters degree and taught for many years for the Florida school system.

Lynn loved the country life and upon retirement returned to Elkader in 1998, with her late husband, Larry, and together they enjoyed the many animals and the wildlife that took up residence on their farm. She especially loved sharing her array of horses, dogs, cats and burrows with all who visited.

Lyneen was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two rainbow babies. Per Lyneen’s wishes, Iowa Cremation of Cedar Rapids, is in charge of private services to be held later this year. Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.iowacremation.com under Obituaries.

Fri
21
Feb

Orlan Reimer

Orlan Herman Reimer, 95, of Elkader, died peacefully Saturday, February 8, 2020, at the Elkader Care
Center. He was born on August 12, 1924, the third son of Henry and Lucy (Mueller) Reimer.

Fri
21
Feb

Joyce McClintock

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Elkader, Iowa 52043 

Joyce McClintock, 78, died suddenly at her home in Prairie du Chien, WI, on Saturday, February 15, 2020. Joyce Marie McClintock was born November 23, 1941, in Arlington, Iowa to Thomas and Catherine Berger Taylor.

Joyce spent most of her childhood years in and around Volga, Iowa, until her family moved to Blooming Prairie, MN for a better opportunity. She graduated from Blooming Prairie High School in 1959.

Fri
21
Feb

Gerald Joseph Beck

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Elkader, IA  52043

Elkader Gerald Joseph Beck, 93, of Elkader died peacefully Monday, February 17, 2020, at the Elkader Care Center. He was born May 13, 1926, on the family farm on “Doe Creek” in rural Edgewood, the son of Joseph C. Beck and Katherine Caroline (Hochhaus) Beck. He was baptized and confirmed at Hope Lutheran Church in Littleport, Iowa, and on November 20, 1947, was united in marriage to Dorothy Marie Beyer at Peace Church in Elkader. Incidentally, their marriage was on the same day as the royal wedding of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip. Gerald and his beloved Dorothy were inseparable and enjoyed 72 years of marriage. Two children were born of this union.

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