Obituaries

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Tue
03
Aug

Gwen C. Eilers

Gwen Carole Eilers, 79, of Luana, died Friday, July 23, 2021, at Northgate Care Center, Waukon. Gwen was born May 3, 1942, in Palmer, Alaska, to Carl and Edithbelle (Heller) Wilson. From Palmer, the family moved to Fairbanks, Alaska. In 1954, Gwen's parents, her and her two brothers, Rocky and Terry, moved to Chena Hot Springs, travelling through wilderness and over mountains. She and her brothers were homeschooled by Edithbelle for a time. Gwen went to high school in Fairbanks and graduated from there.

Tue
03
Aug

Terry F. Kaber

Terry F. Kaber passed away at his home away from home, Brookdale Memory Care in LaCrosse, Wis., on July 22.  Terry was born on Sept. 21, 1938, in Prairie du Chien, Wis., to Clifford F. Kaber and Orpha V. (Valley) Kaber. His elementary school years were concluded at St. John’s Catholic School; he graduated from Prairie du Chien High School in 1956 and Wisconsin State College (now UW LaCrosse) in 1961.

Fri
23
Jul

Elaine K. Syverson

Elaine Kathryn Syverson, 97, of Elkader, died Monday, May 4, 2020, at MercyOne Medical Center in Elkader. Elaine was born Sept. 22, 1922, to Archie and Elsie (Roeder) Martin in Clayton County. She graduated from Elkader High School and attended Elkader Junior College. She proudly joined and served in the United States Marines Women’s Reserve from July 15, 1943 to Aug. 22, 1946, being honorably discharged at the rank of technical sergeant.   

Fri
23
Jul

Duane C. Tieden

Duane Charles Tieden, the son of Raymond and Mildred (Gottschalk) Tieden, was born May 26, 1931, on the family farm in Clayton County, and died July 20, 2021, at approximately 6:30 a.m., at the age of 90 years, one month and 24 days, at his home.

 

Fri
09
Jul

Dennis E. Keppler

Dennis Edmund Keppler, 75, of rural St. Olaf, passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at Mercy One in Elkader. He was born July 4, 1946, in Oelwein, to Irvin Joseph and Florence Angeline (Ries) Keppler. Dennis attended Sacred Heart Catholic School in Oelwein.

 

Thu
08
Jul

Larry G. Schuety

Larry G. Schuety, 73, of Aurora, passed away peacefully at St. Luke’s Hospice on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. He was born Sept. 10, 1947, at home in rural Elkader, to Fred C. and Alice Alma (Lahrs) Schuety. He was the youngest of seven children. Larry graduated from Central Community High School in 1965.

 

Tue
06
Jul

Jimmy 'Cowboy Jim' W. Reneau

Jimmy “Cowboy Jim” Wayne Reneau died peacefully in his home in McGregor, on the morning of Sunday, June 27, 2021. He is remembered by his many friends and neighbors of the Prairie du Chien, Marquette and McGregor area. A celebration of his life will take place at the shelter by the river in McGregor on the afternoon of Aug. 1. All are invited.

 

Thu
01
Jul

Linda K. Caspersen

Linda K. Dohse Caspersen, 68, of Garnavillo, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 25, 2021. Linda was born on Feb. 19, 1953, to Robert and Iris (Frye) Dohse, joining brothers Kevin and Mark. She grew up in McGregor and graduated from MarMac High School in 1971. She received her associate’s degree in accounting in 1973 at WWTC in LaCrosse, Wis. In September of 1973, she was blessed with a son, Jeremy Carl. She was united in marriage to the love of her life, Ron Caspersen, in October of 1979. In August of 1981, she was blessed with a daughter, Shelly Ann. 

Tue
29
Jun

Harold H. Landt

Harold Helmuth Landt, 83, of Luana, died Thursday, June 24, 2021. He was born Feb. 21, 1938, to Herman and Alvina (Mueller) Landt at the family home. Harold was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church by Pastor Schlueter. He attended Luana Consolidated Schools through the eighth grade.

 

Tue
29
Jun

LeRoy M. Schmidt

LeRoy “Smitty” Max Schmidt, 92, of Manchester, passed away on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. Smitty was born March 11, 1929, in Strawberry Point, the son of Mike and Agnes (Schuchmann) Schmidt. He attended elementary and high school at Strawberry Point, graduating in 1946. During high school, he worked for Jessen’s Super Market, delivering groceries. Smitty was drafted into the U.S. Army and served his country honorably for two years, being stationed in Germany and serving in the office of his captain. 

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