Obituaries

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Thu
17
Jun

Milford A. Koehn

Milford “Muff” Arthur Koehn, 92, of Elkader, passed away at the Edgewood Nursing Home on Thursday, June 3, 2021. He was born on Jan. 16, 1929, in rural Clayton County, Cox Creek Township, to William and Rose Anne (Behrens) Koehn. 

 

Thu
17
Jun

Raymond P. Wille

Raymond Paul Wille, 85, of Guttenberg, died Monday, June 14, 2021, at home surrounded by his family. He was born on Dec. 17, 1935, at home near Clayton, the son of Joseph and Theresa (Schaefers) Wille.

 

Tue
15
Jun

Sylvan Torkelson

Sylvan Torkelson, 93, of Elgin, died Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at his home. He was born March 7, 1928, to William and Luella (Benson) Torkelson in a log cabin not far from the Highland Church. His mother died when he was 7 years old and Sylvan lived with his Uncle Oscar’s family, which gave him a life-long second family bond. About a year later, his father remarried and he was raised by Elsie and his father.

Sun
13
Jun

Irma R. Glawe

Irma Rose Glawe, 94, of St. Olaf, died Friday, June 11, 2021, at Garden View Place in Monona. Irma Rose, daughter of Elmer and Blanche (Hansel) Morley, was born on May 22, 1927, in Elk Township, near Garber. Irma was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Church in Garber. She was raised in Clayton County and lived there all her life. She attended grade school and high school at Elkport,  and received a normal teacher’s training degree from Upper Iowa University in Fayette.

Fri
11
Jun

Taylor Alexie

Taylor’s favorite quote says it all...“Fate rarely calls upon us at a moment of our choosing.” -Optimus Prime

 

Thu
10
Jun

Sharon L. Straus

Sharon Lee Straus, 82, passed away on May 17, 2021. Her family was with her. She was born March 11, 1939, in Guttenberg, to Lamar and Luva Chettinger. She grew up on a farm outside of Garber and graduated from Guttenberg High School. She was active in church at St. John Church of Christ. She met and married Harvey Straus in July of 1957. They lived in Cedar Rapids for a short time after they were married and then moved back to Garber.

Thu
10
Jun

Carolyn L. Ingham

Carolyn Le Ingham, age 80, of Prairie du Chien, Wis., passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien. She was born April 6, 1941, in Fonda, the daughter of Charles and Cecelia (O’Brien) Mason. She attended St. Mary’s Academy, where she graduated in the class of 1959. She later married Ronald Ingham on July 29, 1961, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in McGregor. They raised their family of four in Georgetown, Ill., then lived in the Madison area for many years where she worked as a sales manager.

Thu
10
Jun

Carol M. Jarman

Carol Marie Jarman, 75, of Edgewood, formerly of Strawberry Point, died on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at the Regional Medical Center in Manchester. She was born on Sept. 1, 1945, at the family farm near Littleport, the daughter of Melvin and Arleene (Gentz) Hakert. Carol attended grade school in Strawberry Point and graduated in 1964 from Central High School in Elkader. 

Tue
08
Jun

Richard L. Stickler

Richard Lee Stickler, 76, died June 5, 2021, at his home in Monona. He was born on March 21, 1945, to Perl and Ina May (Butler) Stickler in Wolf Lake, Ind. He graduated from Arizona State University in 1969 with a bachelor’s of science in electronic technology with distinction, which he celebrated with a new pair of cowboy boots and a brand new 1969 Chevelle. 

Fri
04
Jun

Ivan Meisner

Ivan Meisner, 77, of Garnavillo, passed away on May 31, 2021, at University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. Ivan was born on Dec. 11, 1943, in rural Elgin, to Harold and Selma Friederich Meisner. He was baptized and confirmed at the Highland Lutheran Church. He was a current member of St. John Lutheran Church in Farmersburg.

 

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