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Obituaries

Ramon P. Mechtel, 79

Ramon Paul Mechtel, passed away Friday, January 24, 2014 at Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, WI. Ray was surrounded by love and family as he passed away, following a short bout with lung cancer.Ray was born January 17th, 1935 in Caledonia to LeRoy and Norma (Holter) Mechtel. He was ...

Berdeene Thiesen, 93

Berdeene Thiesen was born on August 7, 1920, the daughter of JW and Eva (Appel) Drake in Morrison, Iowa. She attended Normal Teacher's Education and taught country school for several years, then worked in offices of John Deere and JC Penny in Waterloo. Berdeene married Robert Thiesen on ...

Ramon P. Mechtel, 79

Ramon Paul Mechtel, passed away Friday, January 24, 2014 at Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, WI. Ray was surrounded by love and family as he passed away, following a short bout with lung cancer.Ray was born January 17th, 1935 in Caledonia to LeRoy and Norma (Holter) Mechtel. He was ...

Loretta F. Hanus, 79

Loretta Faye Hanus was born May 17, 1934, to Peter and Vanetta (Fink) Byrnes/Knoop in Grundy County. She attended rural schools and graduated from Traer High School in 1952. Loretta married Donald Hanus on June 15, 1953. They lived on a farm near Dysart all of their married lives. She was ...

Loretta F. Hanus, 79

Loretta Faye Hanus was born May 17, 1934, to Peter and Vanetta (Fink) Byrnes/Knoop in Grundy County. She attended rural schools and graduated from Traer High School in 1952. Loretta married Donald Hanus on June 15, 1953. They lived on a farm near Dysart all of their married lives. She was ...

Corrine E. Elston, 71

Corrine Eleanor Halupnik Elston, 71, of Traer, formerly of Toledo and Glenwood Springs, Colorado, passed away Friday, January 24, 2014 in rural Tama County from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. A family directed memorial service will be held Friday, January 31, 2014 at the United ...

Pamela K. Miller, 59

Pamela K. Miller, 59, of La Porte City, died Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at Covenant Medical Center from complications related to ovarian cancer. She was born on July 14th, 1954 in Waterloo the daughter of Raymond and Patricia Condon Craft. She was a 1972 graduate of La Porte City High School ...

Dana S. Prestemon, 48

Dana Sue Prestemon was born on November 4, 1965, in Waverly, Iowa, the daughter of Jerry and Carole (Klemp) Hadley. She grew up in Dysart and graduated from Dysart Geneseo High School with the class of 1984. She then attended AIB in Des Moines. Dana worked as a Lien Researcher for GMAC for ...

DuWayne E. Schirm, 92

DuWayne Edward Schirm, 92, of Dysart passed away peacefully from a courageous battle with leukemia on January 21, 2014 in Iowa City.Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Saturday January 25, 2014 at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Garrison with Pastor Mark Leckband officiating. Interment ...

Mildred I. Wrage, 82

Mildred "Millie" Irene Wrage was born on July 15, 1931, in Panora, Iowa, the daughter of David and Bonnie (Anderson) Gustin.Millie grew up in Panora and Guthrie Center. On October 22, 1947, she was united in marriage to Ralph Wrage in Jefferson City, Iowa. The couple first made their home in ...