Obituaries

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Tue
19
Apr

John 'Jack' P.C. Heick

John “Jack” P.C. Heick, 89, of Elkader, passed away on Monday, April 11, 2022, at his home surrounded by his loving family. There will be no services at this time.

 

Fri
08
Apr

Gerald E. 'Jerry' Kessler

Gerald “Jerry” Eugene Kessler, age 64, of Garnavillo, died Monday, April 4, 2022, at his home surrounded by his family. Jerry was born on Jan. 18, 1958, to James “Jimbo” and Carla (Kramer) Kessler in Elkader. 

 

Tue
05
Apr

Ryan Helgerson

Ryan Thomas Jon Helgerson was born the son of Kae Jeanne Helgerson and Gary Helgerson on Jan. 1, 1990, being the first child to be born in northeast Iowa that year. Ryan died March 18, 2022, in Eagle River, Alaska. Ryan was quite a surprise for his family, being 16 years younger than older brother Erik and 13 years younger than Joel. He was baptized at Bethany Lutheran Church in Elkader and confirmed at Norway Lutheran Church in St. Olaf.

Tue
05
Apr

Barbara L. Garms

Barbara L. Garms, 89, of Volga, passed away on March 25, 2022, at Elkader Care Center of natural causes.

 

Tue
29
Mar

Jo Marie Miller McDole

Jo Marie Miller McDole, 58, passed away on March 25, 2022, at the Hiawatha Care Center in Hiawatha, surrounded by family. A funeral mass will be held Saturday, April 2, at 11 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in McGregor. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. until mass. Lunch will be provided following mass in the parish hall.  

Tue
29
Mar

Richard B. Hyde

Richard Berdette Hyde, age 86, of Elkader, passed away at home on Monday, March 7, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.

 

Tue
29
Mar

Susan L. Weger

Susan “Susie” Lynn Weger, 72, of Elkader, passed away on Friday, March 25, 2022, at the Elkader Care Center in Elkader. She was born on Aug. 30, 1949, in Oelwein, the daughter of Donald and Luella (Hoskyn) Weger. Susie grew up on the Weger family farm northwest of Strawberry Point, where she enjoyed riding her horse through the pastures and woods in the neighborhood. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Sebald Lutheran Church and it was there she began her Christian faith journey. Susie graduated from Starmont High School in 1967. She attended St.

Tue
29
Mar

Sharon K. Henning

Sharon Kaye (Fischer) Henning, 77, of Farmersburg, died Sunday, March 20, 2022, at her home. Sharon was born Feb. 24, 1945, to Grant and Oceania (Eylers) Fischer at Guttenberg. Sharon was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Garnavillo. She graduated from Garnavillo Community High School in 1963 and graduated from Gates Business College in Waterloo in 1964. Sharon then worked as a bookkeeper at Matt Parrott & Sons Printing Co. in Waterloo for four years. 

Thu
24
Mar

Charlotte J. Reimer

Charlotte Jane Reimer, daughter of Oliver and Mabel (Werger) Davis, was born on April 25, 1944, in McGregor. She was baptized at St John’s Lutheran Church in Farmersburg on June 25, 1944, and later confirmed into the faith at St Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Garnavillo. Charlotte passed at home surrounded in love among her family on Saturday, March 19, 2022.

 

Tue
08
Mar

Nicholas J. Niemeyer

Elkader native Nicholas (Nick) J. Niemeyer, 72, died of cancer on March 3, 2022, at a hospice center in San Francisco.

 

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