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Raymond P. Wille

Raymond Paul Wille, 85, of Guttenberg, died Monday, June 14, 2021, at home surrounded by his family.

Visitation was Wednesday, June 16, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and one hour before services at the church. 

Funeral services were Thursday, June 17, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. John Moser. 

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Rick Kuhlman

Rick Kuhlman, 74, of Guttenberg, died Thursday, June 17, 2021.

Graveside services were Tuesday, June 22, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Colesburg. A reception followed at the Lone Pine Country Club in Colesburg.

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

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Paul Dale “PD” Dickson

Paul Dale “PD” Dickson, 86, of Guttenberg, died Saturday, June 12, 2021, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home.

Funeral services were Friday, June 18, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Michael Ashman. Visitation was before services at the church.

Inurnment was at St. John’s Cemetery, Guttenberg.

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Management plan update for East Becker


An east Becker wildlife area field day was held on May 28. From left are Robert Kies and Kenny Slocum, Clayton County Conservation Board member and resource manager/naturalist, as they locate newly-sprouted pollinator species. (Press photo by Caroline Rosacker)

By Caroline Rosacker

In October 1988, philanthropists Irene and Oakland Becker bequeathed two parcels of land, Becker east and west in Millville Township to Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF). A Life Estate on this property was arranged with INHF and reads: “Said property to be used for demonstration of conservation practices, enhancement of wildlife habitat and public recreational use and benefit, after the termination of the life estates.”

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Growing up in Guttenberg evokes fond memories


Adele Parker, 96, was born and raised in Guttenberg. Her parents, John and Frances Mahowald, owned Riverside Cafe, a popular local eatery in the late 1920s. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Local historian and nonagenarian Adele Parker has lived in Guttenberg along the shores of the Mississippi River most of her life. She  was born to parents John and Frances Mahowald. The 96-year-old was raised in a humble household with sisters Jane and Zella Ruth "Peppy." Adele shared the story behind her sister's familiar nickname. "My sister, Zella Ruth, was sitting at the table at my uncle's farm. She was always wiggling around and he said, 'Your name should be Peppy,' and it was ever since," explained Adele. 

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Jun

City council hires new police chief

By Shelia Tomkins

Derek Chambers, an officer with the Guttenberg Police Department for 13 years, was hired as police chief when the city council approved his appointment at its regular monthly meeting on June 15.  He will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of long-time Police Chief George Morteo, who will leave the position in late July after nearly 30 years with the local department.

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William “Bill” R. Leliefeld

William “Bill” Richard Leliefeld, 81, of Guttenberg, died Thursday, June 10, 2021, at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital in Guttenberg.

Funeral services were Tuesday, June 15, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, conducted by Rev. Michael Mescher. Visitation was before services at the church.

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

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Lana J. Gratace

Lana J. Gratace, 74, of Prairie du Chien, Wis. passed away surrounded by her loving daughters, Thursday, June 10, 2021, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn.

Visitation was Sunday, June 13, at Garrity Funeral Home, Prairie du Chien.

Funeral services were Monday, June 14, at the Garrity Funeral Home Chapel, Prairie du Chien, conducted by Rev. James Weighner.

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Kevin A. Morarend

On Thursday, June 10, 2021, after a three-year battle with colon cancer, Kevin Allen Morarend, 65, of Guttenberg, passed away surrounded by his family.

Visitation was Sunday, June 13, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo.

Funeral services were Monday, June 14, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Gary Hatcher. 

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Sharon L. Straus

Sharon Lee Straus, 82, passed away on May 17, 2021. Her family was with her. 

In following Sharon’s wishes her body was cremated.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 24, from 1-1:45 p.m. at St. John’s Church, Garber. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m.

Graveside service will follow at Mt. Harmony Cemetery. 

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