Obituaries

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Tue
18
Oct

Linda K. Handke

Linda Kay Handke, 74, of rural Elkader, passed away Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, at the Elkader Care Center.

 

Tue
18
Oct

Roger A. Drahn

Roger Allen Drahn, 87, of Monona, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, at Garden View Place in Monona. Roger was born May 18, 1935, to Elmer and June (Fox) Drahn. He graduated from Monona High School.

 

Tue
18
Oct

Connie M. Corlett

Connie Mary Corlett, 84, of McGregor, passed from her earthly life on Oct. 13, 2022. 

 

Tue
18
Oct

James M. Miller

James Masen Miller, 66, of Volga, passed away peacefully after an enduring illness in his home of 54 years. He was born Feb. 14, 1956, to William Lowell and Arlys (Norcross) Miller, the youngest of three siblings. He spent a portion of his youth in Cedar Falls until 1968, when the family moved to Volga to plant their roots at Spring Valley Ranch. It was there he discovered his love of mechanics, ranching and photography. He graduated from Central High School in 1975. From there, he pursued his diesel mechanics certification and began to take part in the daily operations of the ranch.

Tue
18
Oct

Delores Wagner

Delores Mary Ellen Wagner, 92, of Monona, passed away Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, at Great River Care Center, McGregor. Delores was born Sept. 13, 1930, to Alexander and Cecila (Fassbinder) Berns at their rural Monona home. She was the youngest of seven children whom were very close. Family gatherings at the farm were always a highlight while growing up. She attended St. Patrick Catholic Grade School and Monona High School, graduating in 1948.

Tue
11
Oct

Lillian A. Schutte

Lillian Ann Walch Schutte, 93, of Postville, died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, at Good Samaritan Center, Postville. Lillian was born Sept. 13, 1929, at her grandmother’s house in Luana, to John and Frieda Walch. She was baptized Oct. 26, 1929, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Postville, by Pastor Finck and confirmed April 2, 1944, by Pastor Ludwig. Lillian attended school at Luana School where she was active in band. 

 

Thu
06
Oct

Patricia Martin

Patricia Rueber Martin of Monona died on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, at MercyOne Hospital, Elkader, of cervical cancer. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Monona Cemetery, Monona, with a visitation to follow from 2 to 4 p.m. at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home, Monona.

 

Tue
04
Oct

Raymond A. Stassen

Raymond Stassen, 92, was born in St. Paul, Minn., the third and youngest son of William R. Stassen and Martha Glewwe Stassen. After a stint in the U. S. Navy, he earned degrees in speech pathology and audiology from the University of Minnesota. During the 30 years of his professional life, he served as the director of clinical audiology programs at teaching hospitals in Minneapolis, New York City and Newark, N.J. Upon retirement, he moved to Elkader, attracted by its small-town charm and the prospect of being neighbors of his treasured friends, the Schiller-Pollock family.

Tue
04
Oct

Jeanine E. Rodas

Jeanine Eileen Rodas, 91, of Elkader, passed away Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, at the Elkader Care Center. She was born Sept. 13, 1931, in Edgewood, to Donald and Clara (Shaw) Rhines. Jeanine graduated from Edgewood High School.

 

Tue
04
Oct

Henry C. Plagman

Henry Christopher Plagman, 71, of Guttenberg, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, at Guttenberg Care Center. 

 

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