Obituaries

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Tue
05
Jan

Rosemary T. Engelhardt

Rosemary Teresa Engelhardt, 72, Elkader, died of COVID-19, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, at MercyOne Dubuque. Private graveside services will be held with a public memorial service to be held at a later date.

She was born Jan. 14, 1948, in Independence, to Francis and Clara (DePaepe) Toale.

She graduated from St. John High School, Independence, and later Gates Business College, Waterloo. She worked for a time at the Waterloo Public Library.

Tue
05
Jan

Marion E. Moses

Marion Elizabeth Moses, age 84, of Garnavillo, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, at MercyOne Elkader Medical Center after a courageous battle with Glioblastoma (brain cancer). She was born on Dec. 25, 1936, the daughter of Leander (Tommy) and Anna (Berns) Stroschein.

Marion received her education and graduated from the St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Garnavillo. On Sept. 5, 1957, Marion was united in marriage with Darwin Moses at St. Joseph’s Church in Garnavillo. Together, the couple owned and operated the Kist Bottling Company where Marion was known as the Pop Lady. Marion also worked as a line server at the casino in Marquette. 

Thu
31
Dec

Donna L. Tenhoff

Donna Lee (Behrends) Tenhoff, 72, left her earthly home on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, due to complications from COPD. She was born on July 21, 1948, in Monticello, the daughter of Glenn and Bernice (Wenger) Behrends. Donna worked for several area Manchester businesses and retired from Rockwell Collins in Manchester after 23 years of employment. 

Tue
29
Dec

Eldon F. Rahmiller

Eldon Frank Rahmiller, 77, of Iowa Falls, passed away peacefully on Dec. 25, 2020, surrounded by family while under hospice care. Eldon, son of Howard and Vera Oldfather Rahmiller, was born on Oct. 18, 1943, in Oelwein. He spent his childhood in Volga, and graduated from Volga High School in 1961. On Dec. 26, 1966, Eldon and Gayle Peterson were married at the First Baptist Church in Cresco. They had two sons, Ryan and Brad.

Eldon earned a Purple Heart while serving with the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam. Later, he graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a bachelor of arts degree and a master of arts degree in education. He joined the Ellsworth Community College faculty in Iowa Falls as the media specialist until retirement in 2001.

Tue
29
Dec

David B. Reichter

David Bruce Reichter, 77, of Elkader, passed away on Dec. 22, 2020, at MercyOne Elkader Medical Center. Dave was born on Sept. 18, 1943, in Fort Dodge, the son of Wendell and Bernice (Keen) Reichter of Goldfield.  

Thu
24
Dec

Richard M. Russell

Richard Milton Russell, 67, of Marquette, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, at Gundersen Health in La Crosse, Wis. He was born Aug. 13, 1953, to Milton and Ethel (Haerer) Russell in Waukon. Richard graduated from Waukon High School in 1971.

Richard was united in marriage with Renee Cummings on Feb. 19, 1972, at East Paint Creek Synod Church, Waterville. Three children were born to this union. Richard was employed at 3M in Prairie du Chien, Wis., for over 30 years. In his spare time, Richard enjoyed league softball, golfing, watching the Chicago Cubs and Iowa Hawkeyes, playing cards, browsing flea markets and reading newspapers and magazines.  His greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren.

Tue
22
Dec

Irene A. Henry Riley

Irene A. Henry Riley, 84, of McGregor, died Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien, Wis. She was born Sept. 4, 1936, to Raymond and Agnes (Adney) Henry in McGregor. Irene graduated from Mar-Mac High School.

Irene was united in marriage to Gene Riley on June 1, 1957, at The Little Brown Church in the Vale, Nashua. They eventually bought Irene’s childhood home, where she still lived, to raise their three children and later two grandchildren. Throughout the years, Irene worked at the McGregor Hospital for Dr. Pfeiffer, Bickel Insurance, Prairie Federal Savings and Loan and Anchor Savings Bank. She enjoyed knitting, reading and spending time at the McGregor Public Library.

Fri
11
Dec

Margaret C. Schlueter

Margaret Clara (Mueller) Schlueter, 95, of Garnavillo, IA died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Margaret was born June 25, 1925, in Garnavillo, the daughter of Herman and Margaret (Harter) Mueller. She attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Garnavillo. On April 16, 1947, Margaret was united in marriage with Aloysius (Hans) Schlueter at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Garnavillo. Together they farmed south of Garnavillo until their retirement in 1984. 

Fri
11
Dec

Scylvan M. Bahls

Scylvan Max Bahls, 90, of Garnavillo, died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, at Guttenberg Care Center. He was born on Dec. 16, 1929, in Clayton, the son of Verni and Esther (Lahrs) Bahls.

Scylvan received his education locally and worked for John Deere for over 30 years. On April 3, 1961, Scylvan was united in marriage with Ramona Horstman at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Garnavillo. Scylvan loved fishing, gardening, playing cards, dice and dominoes and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and music concerts. He loved to work on puzzles and take one-day trips with his family to see something new. He was also known to jump in and help his children with many home improvement projects. He will be missed by all who loved him.     

Thu
10
Dec

Don P. Buckman

Don P. Buckman, 86, of the Garnavillo and Elkader areas, died Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

He was born April 11, 1934, to Arthur and Frances (Cords) Buckman on the family farm. He attended country school in Read Township until the third grade, when the family moved to town. Don graduated from Elkader High School with the class of 1952. Don entered the United States Army, serving in Germany from 1954 to 1955.

Don was united in marriage to Donna Robinson on June 23, 1956, at the United Methodist Church in Oelwein. Three sons were born to this union, Douglas, Darren and Dirk.

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