Obituaries

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Tue
21
May

Rita M. Gerner

Rita Mary Gerner, age 100, died May 19, 2024, at her residence in Guttenberg with family at her side. 

 

Tue
14
May

John F. Farmer

John Francis Farmer, 90, of Strawberry Point, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, April 28, 2024, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home in Edgewood. He was born on Dec. 10, 1933, in Strawberry Point, the son of Dewey James and Cepha (Steele) Farmer. John was raised in the Strawberry Point area, attending kindergarten through eighth grade at Cox Creek School District #9. John later purchased the family farm and the property which included his country schoolhouse. The schoolhouse, now named in his honor by his children, hosts family get-togethers. John graduated from Strawberry Point High School. 

Tue
14
May

Charles J. Mason

Charles Jeffrey Mason, 60, of Marquette, never gave up his fight with cancer. He put his faith and trust in God and let God carry him home on Wednesday, May 8, 2024. 

 

Tue
14
May

Lee W. Stence

Lee William Stence of Coon Valley, Wis., passed away Monday, May 6, 2024, at the Mayo Hospital in La Crosse, Wis.

 

Tue
14
May

Catherine "Cookie" Thornton

Catherine “Cookie” Bergan Thornton died peacefully on May 1, 2024, at her home in Goose Creek, S.C., surrounded by family. Catherine was born July 18, 1941, in Elkader, the youngest of  five children of Thomas and Nelly Kelly Bergan. 

 

Tue
14
May

Inge E. Baumgartner

Inge Ernestine (Ruff) Baumgartner, 86, of Elkader, passed away Friday, May 3, 2024, at MercyOne Medical Center in Dubuque. She was born at home in rural Jefferson Township of Clayton County on March 20, 1938, to Georg and Martha (Arndt) Ruff. She attended school in Elkader and graduated from Elkader High School with the class of 1955.

 

Tue
07
May

Sharon D. Matthew

Sharon Dee Matthew, 83, of Marquette, died unexpectedly on Monday, April 29, 2024, at Crossing Rivers Health, in Prairie du Chien, Wis. Sharon was born Jan. 19, 1941, to Dale and Elizabeth “Betty” (Thomas) Reynolds in Cedar Rapids. 

 

Tue
07
May

Kathy A. Wagner

Kathy Ann (Kutzbach) Wagner, 69, of Monona, passed away peacefully on May 2, 2024, at Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse Wis., surrounded by a room full of overwhelming love for her. Kathy had a major emergency surgery three weeks prior and her body sustained insurmountable stress. 

 

Tue
07
May

Georgia Taylor

Georgia Taylor, age 74, passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at Harmony West Des Moines with her family by her side. Her wish was to be cremated and the family will have a public celebration of life at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Volga. Lunch will follow at the church, and burial will take place in the afternoon at the Volga Cemetery.

 

Tue
07
May

Douglas D. Reynolds

Douglas Dale Reynolds, age 77, of McGregor, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, in Madison, Wis., surrounded by loved ones.

 

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