Obituaries

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Wed
08
Jun

Emilie Ann (Urlaub) Lenth

Emilie Ann (Urlaub) Lenth, 87,  of Garnavillo, passed away peacefully at the Guttenberg Care Center on the morning of May 30, 2022, after a month-long battle with cancer.

She is survived by her husband, John C. Lenth; sons and daughters-in-law, Gary (Kim) Lenth and Dave (Sarah McGee) Lenth, and daughter and son-in-law, Julie (John) Carver; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Wed
01
Jun

Roger H. Torrey

Roger Torrey was born June 18, 1943, and passed away Jan. 8, 2022. He was a loving husband, father, papa, and friend to everyone he met. Roger had a love for Mustangs and got married to Cheryl in his 1964 ½ Mustang in 1965. They were married for 56 years. He loved watching NASCAR, winning trophies, car shows, his hotrods, and was extremely passionate about spending time with family and friends. 

His family includes his wife, Cheryl Torrey; three children, Tammy, Eric (Angie), Sarah (Dee Swayze); eight grandchildren, Luke, Caleb, Dakota, Carson, Hunter, Gavin, Tiernan and Ledger; brothers, Harvey, Gary, Merlin, Lyle, Kevin, Bob and sister, Janet. 

Wed
01
Jun

Kenneth J. Payne

On May 23, 2022, the Lord called Ken to Himself after living with cancer for an extended period of time.

Ken was born in Sand Springs on May 10, 1939, the third son of Vernon and Berniece (Albang) Payne and spent his early years in the Monticello area where he also received his education. On May 3, 1958, Ken was united in marriage with Ruth Postel, his high school sweetheart. Their union was blessed with eight children, Teri Didonna, Boise, Idaho; Wendy, St. Paul, Minn.; Mark (Ann), Elkader; Christa, Clarksville; Zachary (Megan), Elkader; and three deceased children, Kenneth Jr., Timothy and Mary. Also eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Wed
01
Jun

Helen L. Cornwell

Helen Louise Cornwell, 89, of Greeley, passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, surrounded by her family, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital in Guttenberg.

Visitation was Tuesday, May 31, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Edgewood and before services at the church.

Funeral services were Wednesday, June 1, at United Methodist Church in Greeley, conducted by Rev. Mary Green.

Wed
01
Jun

Robert P. Junk

Robert P. Junk, 84, of Denver, Colo. died peacefully in his sleep Sunday, May 15, 2022.

Funeral services were May 26, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Lakewood, Colo.

He will be laid to rest at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver at a later date.

Wed
25
May

Ron V. “Bum” Blume

Ron V. “Bum” Blume, 72, of Epworth, passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at Finley Hospital in Dubuque.

Visitation was Sunday, May 22, at the Reiff Funeral Home in Epworth. 

Wed
25
May

Susan L. Hefel

Susan Lynn Hefel, 61, of Guttenberg, died Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital in Guttenberg. 

Funeral services were Friday, May 20, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg, conducted by Deacon James Pfaffly. Visitation was before services at the funeral home.

Interment was at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, North Buena Vista.

Wed
18
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.

Wed
18
May

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.

Wed
11
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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