Obituaries

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Thu
04
Aug

Steven C. Thomas

Steven Charles Thomas, 58, of Strawberry Point, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2022, at Regional Medical Center in Manchester. He was born on April 7, 1964, in Manchester, the son of Charles and Helen (Krieg) Thomas. He was raised and educated in the Strawberry Point area, graduating from Starmont High School in 1982. Steve continued his education at Wartburg College, graduating in 1986. After graduating from college, Steve managed Spurgeon’s Department Stores in Marshalltown and Freeport, Ill. In 1990, Steve moved back to Strawberry Point and worked with his father at Thomas Interior Decorating.

Tue
02
Aug

Imogene I. Ihlenfeldt

Imogene Irene Ihlenfeldt, 99, of Gurnee, Ill., formerly of Farmersburg, died Wednesday, July 27, 2022. She was born May 21, 1923, near Clayton Center in Clayton County, to Arno and Leona (Lenth) Glawe. She lived nearly all her life in the Clayton County area and attended rural Macklenburg grade school and graduated from Farmersburg High School. 

Tue
02
Aug

Alice L. Bareis

Alice Lavonne (Gordon) Bareis passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, in her home in Marquette. She was born April 22, 1933, to Milton and Anna (Boese) Gordon in West Union. She attended Postville High School until she married Eugene Trudo on Jan. 11, 1949, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Clermont. This union produced five sons, Mike, Mark, Rick, Ronn and Dan. After their divorce, Alice united in marriage to Arthur Baries of Postville on May 12, 1972, at St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Thu
28
Jul

Janice J. Bahls

 Janice Joan Bahls, age 81, of Guttenberg, died Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at Guttenberg Care Center. She was born on April 7, 1941, the daughter of Carter and Hildegard (Clefisch) Smith. She grew up on a farm outside of Garber.

 

Tue
26
Jul

William 'Bill' Howe

The soul and spirit of William “Bill” Henry Howe departed his earthly body, at his home, on Friday, July 22, 2022, with his late life companion and family by his side. Bill was extremely active at the age of 99 until a fall resulting in a concussion and complications hastened his passing. Bill set a personal goal of reaching 100 years of age and he had a fair chance at it, if not for his fall.

Tue
26
Jul

Jackson J. Vigen

Jackson Jason Vigen passed unexpectedly at the young age of 22 at his home in Madison, Wis., on Thursday morning, July 21, 2022. He was born March 2, 2000, in Prairie du Chien, Wis., to Tammy Hill and Jason Vigen.

 

Tue
26
Jul

Ivanelle Henning

Ivanelle Christine Else Henning, 89, of Elkader, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at the Elkader Care Center.

 

Tue
26
Jul

Margaret F. DesJardin

Margaret Frances DesJardin, age 102, of Grass Valley, Calif., passed away July 11, 2022. Born Margaret Burckart in February 1920, in McGregor, she was married to Myrel DesJardin for more than 63 years. Together, they raised five sons, Donald, Gerald, Richard, Lawrence and Philip. 

 

Tue
19
Jul

James Leete

James (Jim) Leete passed away, Thursday, July 14, 2022, at Veterans Memorial Hospital, Waukon, following a lengthy illness. Jim was born April 1, 1946, in Volga City to Don and Lucy (Emerson) Leete. Jim was baptized, received his first holy communion and was confirmed at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Volga City. Jim graduated from Central Community High School with the Class of 1964. Jim married Constance (Connie) Erbe on Oct. 14, 1972, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Monona. 

Fri
15
Jul

Jean R. Peterson

Jean Ruth Peterson, 78, of McGregor, died Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at her home. Jean Ruth was born June 26, 1944, at the Oelwein Hospital to George and Ruth Chappell of Strawberry Point. The family soon moved to McGregor, were they ran a dairy business. Jean attended Mar-Mac School and graduated in 1962. She went on to business school in Cedar Rapids, where she graduated and then went to work for Bickel and Byers Realtor in Cedar Rapids.

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