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May

Warren “Shorty” Hefel

Warren “Shorty” Hefel, 63, of North Buena Vista passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at MercyOne Hospital in Dubuque.

Visitation was Sunday, May 15, at Kramer Funeral Home in Holy Cross and Monday before services at the church hall.

Funeral services were Monday, May 16, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, North Buena Vista, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries and Deacon Jim Pfaffly.

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Una R. Bishop

Una Rose (Oldham) Bishop died of Alzheimer’s disease on Mother’s Day, May 8, 2022. 

Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m., Friday, May 20, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Guttenberg.

Funeral services will follow visitation at the church, conducted by Rev. Michael Ashman. 

Interment will be at Brown Cemetery, Colesburg.

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Thursday, May 26, at GMHC Retirement open house for Dr. Smith


Dr. Andrew C. Smith

Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics has announced the upcoming retirement of Andrew C. Smith, M.D., in June of 2022. 

Dr. Smith has practiced medicine here in Guttenberg his entire career, spanning 39 years. "He has been a beloved member of the hospital staff and community throughout his tenure here and will be greatly missed by all," said a GMHC spokesperson.

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"Rockin' the River Music Fest" slated for May 27, 28, 29 at Lakeside Ballroom


Blue60 band members, front from left, are Tim Canfield, Jan Beardsley, Steve Wendl and Kate Vink; back row, Dennie Hinrichs, Dakota McWhorter, Jade Beardsley and Kim Beardsley. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Guttenberg's historic Lakeside Ballroom presents "Rockin’ the River Music Fest," a three-night event set for May 27, 28 and 29, with the main event, "Head East" (to be featured in a separate story in next weeks issue of The Press) on Saturday night. The music festival will mark the nationally recognized historic landmark's grand opening under new management. Platinum event sponsors are Brown’s Sales and Leasing, with dealerships in Guttenberg, Elkader and West Branch, and Ironhill Power Sports of Waukon. Premium sponsor is Fidelity Bank & Trust in Guttenberg. 

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May

Guttenberg man named to UMGC post


Dan Kuempel

Dan Kuempel of Guttenberg has been appointed the new Executive Director by the board of  the Upper Mississippi Gaming Corporation

The Executive Director is responsible for the administration of the Upper Mississippi Gaming Corporation grant giving program and operational policies adopted by the board.  This position serves as a representative for the UMGC Board by promoting the mission of the organization and gaming’s benefit to the area.

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May

David A. Pierschbacher

David Adam Pierschbacher, 46, of Greeley, passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2022, at the Regional Medical Center in Manchester.

Visitation was Tuesday, May 10, at the Greeley Fire Department in Greeley and before services.

Funeral services were Wednesday, May 11, at the fire department, conducted by Pastor Mike Jackson and Rev. Neil Hofer.

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Sharon Friedlein

Sharon Friedlein, 82, of Guttenberg, died Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at the River Living Center in Guttenberg. 

Private family services will be held at a later date. 

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

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Rosemary Berns

Rosemary Berns, 82, passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids of a sudden illness.

Visitation was Friday, May 6, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo.

Funeral services were Saturday, May 7, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

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Jay D. Kolker

Jay D. Kolker, 81, of Coralville died Monday, May 2, 2022, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics after a battle with cancer.

Visitation was Thursday, May 5, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and before services at the church.

Funeral services were Friday, May 6, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Michael Ashman. 

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May

Linda (Schutte) Marting

Linda (Schutte) Marting, 71, of Montour died March 13, 2022 at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. 

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, May 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the south gazebo on River Park Drive, Guttenberg. Food will be served.

Linda was born Feb. 2, 1951 in Farmersburg and was a 1969 graduate of Guttenberg High School.

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