Obituaries

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Tue
05
Oct

Paul J. Kuehl

Paul James Kuehl, 48, Hudson, formerly of Elkader, passed away on Sept. 28, 2021, near Hudson. Paul was born on Nov. 3, 1972, in Guttenberg, to Gary and Nancy (Griffith) Kuehl. He graduated from Central Community High School in Elkader, with the class of 1991. Paul was active during high school in several sports, but excelled in track and field, where he set school records and went to state three years in a row.

Tue
05
Oct

Velma J. Berns

Velma Jermaine Larson Berns, 95, passed away peacefully Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, at the Elkader Care Center. Velma was born on May 7, 1926, the daughter of Adolph and Anna Marie “Mary” (Johnson) Larson in Highland Township, Clayton County.

 

Tue
21
Sep

Kesang M. Olsen

Kesang Marisa Olsen, beloved daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin and friend, passed away on Sept. 3, 2021. Born in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Oct. 24, 1992, Kesang (Kessi) moved to northeast Iowa at age 3 and later lived, traveled and studied in diverse cultures. Kessi attended high school at Colegio Americano de Guatemala, graduating in 2011. She attended Augsburg University where she majored in journalism and communication studies, graduating with Suma Cum Laude honors in 2015.

Tue
21
Sep

Judith J. Burgess

Judith Jane Burgess, 74, passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 12, 2021. Judi was born on Dec. 24, 1946, to Vernon and Virginia (Martin) Ames in Waukon. She and her seven siblings were raised in the country in McGregor, where they attended a one room schoolhouse. When she reached middle school age, she attended Mar-Mac Middle and High School also in McGregor. In the eighth grade, she met Richard “Andy” Anderson (aka “Dick” in his youth), and they dated throughout high school. She graduated from Mar-Mac High School in 1964, and in 1965, Andy and Judi were married.

Tue
21
Sep

Deloris C. Morris

Deloris Catherine (Gusta) Morris, 92, of Strawberry Point, formerly of Oelwein, passed away on Jan. 9, 2021, at the Guttenberg Care Center due to COVID-19. She was born on April 13, 1928, in Elkader, and was the only daughter of Elmer and Florence (Seeland) Gusta. Deloris graduated from Strawberry Point High School in 1946 and attended Pitzies Cosmetology School in Waterloo in 1947. On April 26, 1947, Deloris was married to William C. Morris at St. John’s Catholic Church in Waterloo.

Thu
16
Sep

Norman J. 'Joe' Stender

Norman Joseph Stender, “Joe,” passed away peacefully in the loving arms of his family on Sept. 7, 2021, in Iowa City.

 

Tue
14
Sep

Richard 'Lee' Hinkel

Richard “Lee” Hinkel passed away Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, at Good Samaritan Society in Waukon, surrounded by his wife, Kymm, and his daughters, Sarah and Brooke. 

 

Tue
07
Sep

Vernon E. Knoke

Vernon Knoke, age 90, of Willmar, Minn., died on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Copperleaf Senior Living in Willmar. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 11 a.m., with visitation for one hour prior at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader. Pastor Jon Haack will officiate. Burial with military rites will be at East Side Cemetery in Elkader. Arrangements are with Dirks-Blem Funeral Service of Olivia, Minn.

Tue
07
Sep

Russ Belden

Russ Belden, 80, of Clayton Center, died on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, with his wife and family by his side. Per Russ’s request, there will be no services.

 

Tue
07
Sep

Tamarah A. ‘Tammy’ Krueger

Tamarah Ann “Tammy” Krueger passed away at her home in Springfield, Neb., on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, at the age of 68. She was born July 1, 1953 in Elkader, a daughter of the late Malloyd and Clarion (Walter) Mueller.

 

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