Obituaries

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Fri
15
Oct

David W. 'Bill' Brown

David William (Bill) Brown died Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, at Lexington Estate, Independence. He was born in Council Bluffs on Feb. 17, 1946, to Darold Louis and Norma Maxine (Skelton) Brown, shortly after his father returned from serving in the Navy. Bill was the middle child of Darold and Norma Brown, now deceased. Shortly after he was a year old, Bill contracted polio, leaving him with one partially paralyzed leg. His father worked with him daily, giving him hot baths and massages to bring his leg back to where he could learn to walk. Bill did learn to walk, but he had a severe limp. He did not let this disability stop him from living life fully.

Fri
15
Oct

Martha 'Maxine' Klaes

Martha “Maxine” (Gage) Cornilsen Klaes, age 80, formerly of Guttenberg, passed away Oct. 11, 2021, at Maple Crest Care Center, Fayette. Visitation will be held on Oct. 23, at 9 a.m., at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elkader, with services beginning at 10 a.m. Interment will be at the Lima Cemetery, Fayette.

 

Fri
15
Oct

IvaNell G. Dinan

IvaNell Grace (Kenneally) Dinan of Elkader, age 100, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, from complications of Covid-19. IvaNell was born on March 11, 1921. Her parents were David and Adeline (Dillon) Kenneally. IvaNell attended school in Strawberry Point and Elkader, graduating from Elkader with a normal training certificate. IvaNell taught in country schools, including Wadena and at the Dinan School near Littleport. 

Tue
12
Oct

Dale J. Wright

  Dale Jerome Wright, 82, of Garnavillo, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, at the Guttenberg Hospital. He was born Aug. 16, 1939, in McGregor, to Owen and Amy (Miller) Wright. He was baptized and confirmed at the First Congregational Church in McGregor. Dale graduated from Garnavillo Community School. He served in the National Guard.

 

Mon
11
Oct

Jean A. Smith

Jean Ann Smith, 94, Monona, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, at Garden View in Monona. Jean was born Aug. 26, 1927, to Harva O. and Veryl (Nichols) Miller at the Miller homestead near Postville. She was baptized and confirmed in the Methodist faith. Jean attended rural country school in Allamakee for eight years and graduated from Luana High School in 1944. Jean furthered her education at Cornell College in Mount Vernon. 

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.

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