Miscellaneous Clayton County, Iowa Obituaries


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Ina Bernice Walters Kubicek, 96, a resident of the Edgewood Convalescent Home, died there Tuesday, July 24, 2001.
Services were held at the Methodist Church in Strawberry Point on July 26.

Henry R. Bockenstedt, 78, of Guttenberg died Saturday, July 28, 2001 at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.
Services were conducted by Rev. John Friederick at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 30, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Guttenberg.

Marguerite M. Woock, 79, of Guttenberg, died Saturday, July 21, 2001 at the Guttenberg Care Center in Guttenberg.
Services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 25, at S. John Lutheran Church in Guttenberg.
Visitation will be from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg, and before noon Wednesday at the church.

Diane Elizabeth Henkes, 49, of Iowa City and formerly of Farmersburg, died Monday, July 16, 2001 at her home in Iowa City.
Private services were held. Burial was in the Guttenberg City Cemetery.

Wayman Woodrow Harbaugh, 86, of Strawberry Point, formerly of Colesburg died Saturday, April 6, 2002, at Regional Medical Center, Manchester, following a short illness.
Services were conducted Wednesday, April 10.
Wayman was born April 3, 1916, near Garber, to Jefferson and Edith (Hansel) Harbaugh. 
Wayman attended the Studebaker country school, and graduated from Colesburg High School in 1934. He then lived and worked in the Manchester area.
On April 17, 1944, he was united in marriage with Florence Stinger. After moving to the Cedar Rapids - Marion area, he worked as a machinist and safety inspector for Iowa Manufacturing Co. Upon retirement, Wayman and Florence moved to Diamond City Ark., where they enjoyed a number of years together.
After the death of his wife in 1995, Wayman returned to Northeast Iowa, residing most recently at the Gernand Center in Strawberry Point.
He enjoyed life. Some of his pleasures were reading, traveling, fishing, baseball, music, and most of all, other people. He has left many of us with wonderful memories.
Survivors include his sister, Edith Thein, of Janesville; a brother-in-law, Francis Stinger, of Cedar Rapids; several nieces and nephews; and his extended family.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Florence; his parents; five brothers, Ezra, Strother (Totsie), Leon, Malcolm, and Murray; and two sisters, Mahala Ridenour, and Jessie Elledge.
Cedar Memorial Funeral Home in Cedar Rapids was in charge of arrangements.

Robert D. Moser, 49, of Elkport died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002 in Elkport. 
Robert Duane Moser was born Dec. 28, 1952, in Cedar Rapids, son of Cletus and Mary (Bonjour) Moser.
Services were conducted by Rev. Harold McMillin at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at St. John Lutheran Church, Guttenberg. Private burial was at a later date at Bethel Cemetery, Hawkeye.
Robert graduated from Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapid 1970 and attended vocational school. He worked at Nordic Forge Inc. in Guttenberg and construction with his father, Cletus. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and operating heavy equipment. 
Survivors include his wife, Cindy Moser of Elkport; his father, Cletus (Susanne) Moser of Hawkeye; his mother, Mary Moser of Palo; three daughters, Tina (Randy) Moser, Taunja (Scott) Emery and Tammi Moser, all of Milwaukee, Wis.; one step-daughter, Amber Rethman of Elkport; three step-sons, Steven Rethman, Nate Rethman, and Curtis Rethman all of Elkport; two sisters, Louise (William) Johnson of Guttenberg and Jackie (Mark) Takes of Solon; four brothers, Cletus Jr. (Angie) Moser Jr. of Cedar Rapids, Dennis (Linda) Moser of Palo, Daniel (Toni) Moser of Escondido, Calif., and David (Susan) Moser of Temecula, Calif.; his mother-in-law, Jan Tri of Marion, and many other relatives and friends. 
He was preceded in death by his Grandparents Lenord and Golda Moser and LuLu and LeRoy Bonjour and a nephew Steven Allen Moser. 
Arrangements were by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Marvel G. Ross, 91, of Holy Cross, died Sunday, April 28, 2002, of natural causes at Oak Crest Manor in Dyersville, surrounded by family.
Visitation was from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, at the Kramer Funeral Home in Holy Cross.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, at the Kramer Funeral Home in Holy Cross. Rev. Lynn Patrick will officiate. 
Burial will be at Union Cemetery, Littleport.
Marvel was born June 5, 1910, in Strawberry Point, the daughter of Frank and Lillian (Gould) Nading. She married Andrew Ross on Nov. 12, 1927 in Edgewood. 
Marvel was a bookkeeper for Heiring Implement in Holy Cross, Fidelity Bank in Luxemburg, and for Koelker Implement in Dyersville until retirement in 1975. Marvel loved bingo and crossword puzzles, and was masterful at crocheting.
Survivors include two daughters-in-law, Lois Ross and Kay Ross, both of Holy Cross; nine grandchildren, Debbie (Carmen) Castillo, Steve (Debbie) Ross, Kevin (fiancé Rabecca) Ross, Cathy (Barney) Rohrer, Peggy (Dean) Hendricks, Mark (Susie) Ross, Paul (Julie) Ross, John (Karen) Ross and Ann (Dieter) Wimmer; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Andy, in 1979, and two sons, Duane in May of 1990, and Gary in April of 1992; two brothers, Donald Nading, in infancy and Volner Nading.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Oak Crest Manor for their compassion, love and care.

Doris Nadine Peck, 89, of Wyoming, Iowa, died Monday, April 22, 2002 at the Anamosa Care Center, Anamosa, from complications of age.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 26, at First Presbyterian Church in Wyoming where friends called from 10:00 A.M. until service time. Rev. James Langley officiated. 
Burial was in Wyoming Cemetery at Wyoming, Iowa. Casket bearers were Roger Peck, Michael Peck, Richard Taylor, Rex Tarrence, Josh Tarrence, Jason Taylor and Jared Taylor. Honorary casket bearers were Randall Peck, William Peck, Dawn Steinhauser, Patricia Tarrence and Debra Taylor. 
Doris was born on July 13, 1912 at Anamosa, the daughter of Harold and Iva Barnts Norton and began her schooling at Anamosa. Her parents later moved to Des Moines where she graduated from North High School in 1929.
On June 16, 1930 she married William Peck at Springville. The couple made their home in Wyoming, Iowa, where they lived their entire married lives. Doris worked for several years at Marshall’s Crescent Printing Company at Wyoming during the busy commencement season. In 1948 she began working as secretary to the superintendent for the Wyoming School District and stayed on through the consolidation to the Midland School District. Through most of those years she also served as the school board secretary. Doris retired in 1978 after 30 years with the district. Her husband “Bill” died in 1978 but she continued to live in their home until moving to live with her son and daughter-in-law at Guttenberg in 1996. Since 1997 she has lived at the Anamosa Care Center.
Doris was a member of the First Presbyterian Church at Wyoming where she had been a member of the Presbyterian Women since 1937. She also belonged to several card clubs. She enjoyed reading, playing the piano or organ and listening to music, taking family photos, and keeping family history.
Survivors include by two sons, Arthur and wife Rita of Fairfield and Jerry and wife Patricia of Guttenberg; seven grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and one brother, William “Bill” Norton and wife Pauline of Anamosa.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; one grandson, Daniel Peck; two brothers, Neil Norton and Russell Norton; one sister, Norma Davidson; and a half brother, Paul Hearn.
Hayden Funeral Homes Inc. at Wyoming was in charge of arrangements.

Lucille J. Hale, 85, formerly of Dubuque and Guttenberg, died Saturday morning, April 27, 2002 at the Guttenberg Care Center.
Services were held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Dubuque.
Burial was in St. John's Cemetery, Dubuque.
Visitation was from 3:00-8:00 p.m. Monday at the Hoffmann Schneider Funeral Home, Dubuque, and before services Tuesday at the church.
Mrs. Hale was born March 26, 1917 in Dickeyville, Wis., a daughter of George and Katherine (Wachenhauser) Pickel. She married Harold Hale July 21, 1934; he died June 10, 1987.
She worked at Area Residential Care for several years. Mrs. Hale was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Dubuque, and St. Paul Lutheran Church, Guttenberg. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and was very fond of her great-grandchildren. She loved her church and enjoyed music.
Survivors include one son, Irven (Audrey) Hale of Guttenberg; three daughters, Marlene Data of Ormond Beach, Fla., Faye Ellen (Allen) Rolfe of East Dubuque, Ill., and Melody (Larry) Noga of Battle Creek, Mich.; 15 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; one brother, Edward (Rita) Pickel of Dubuque and one sister, Harriet Douglas of Dubuque.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband; sons Calvin and Douglas; sisters Pearl Spechenhauser and Millie Weland; and a grandchild, Billy Jo Rolfe.

Francis J. “Frank” Ploessl, 71, of Holy Cross, died Friday, April 26, 2002 at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City after a long, courageous battle with leukemia.
Friends called from 2-9 p.m. Monday, April 29, at the Kramer Funeral Home in Holy Cross and after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Church Hall in North Buena Vista, where a parish scripture service was held at 10:30 a.m.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in North Buena Vista, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Msgr. John McClean officiated.
Frank was born June 14, 1930 in Cascade, the son of Andrew and Eleanor (Brunsmann) Ploessl. He married Eldora C. Henkels on Jan. 17, 1970 in Luxemburg. Together they farmed in the Holy Cross area. Frank enjoyed coon hunting, playing cards, and farming. He was an active member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and served as a director on the Holy Cross Firemen’s Association Board for 33 years.
Survivors include his wife, Eldora; one son, Charles Ploessl of Holy Cross; and one daughter, Christine (John) Selchert of Dubuque; three grandchildren, Lindsey, Andrew and Nickolas; six brothers, Lavern (Rita) of Balltown, Alvin, Andrew Jr. (Mary), James, John (Lorene), all of Dubuque, and Donald (Rosemary) of Holy Cross; two sisters, Pearl Klein of Dubuque, Joan (Jim) Paisley of Balltown; one brother-in-law, Marvin Brimeyer of Sherrill.
Preceding him in death were an infant son; one sister, Mary Brimeyer and three brothers, Edwin (Margaret); two infant brothers, Louis and Joseph; one brother-in-law, Merlin “Jim” Klein.

Word has been received by Jim and Lou Kuempel of Guttenberg of the death of Lou's father, Robert S. Gilchrist, who died Sunday, April 29, 2002, at Fredericka Care Center in Chula Vista, Calif. He was 96 years old.
Robert Gilchrist received both his bachelor's and master's degrees at Northern Colorado University in Greeley, Colo. In 1938, he received his doctoral degree at New York University's School of Education.
He has served as a school administrator on both coasts and in the midwest. His last position before retiring was as a professor at United States International University in San Diego.
Survivors include his wife, Adele; daughter Lou Kuempel of Guttenberg; son William of Cave Creek, Ariz.; and daughter Suzanne of Harvard, Mass. Other survivors include numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Memorial Service will be held at Fredericka Manor in Chula Vista, Calif. on Saturday, May 18, 2002 at 10 a.m.

Charles M. Morarend, 66, of Prairie du chien, Wis., died Tuesday, may 2, 2002 at Memorial Hospital in Prairie du Chien, following a long illness.
Abiding by his wishes he was cremated and there will be no services.
Thornburg-Hanson Funeral Home of Prairie du Chien, assisted the family.
He was born July 7, 1935 in Guttenberg to Marvin and Juanita (Blume) Morarend. He worked at Livingston Lumber in Guttenberg for a time. He farmed most of his life in the Gran Grae area of Crawford County, Wis, and moved into Prairie du Chien after his retirement.
Survivors include a brother, Marcus (JoAnn) Morarend of Bagley, Wis.; two sisters, Kay (Keith) Knospe of Elkader, Joyce (Jerry) Byers of Whitewater, Wis.; and many nieces and nephews and cousins.

Louis W. Hartbeck, 90, of Lebanon, Mo., and formerly of Colesburg, died Tuesday, May 7, 2002 at Breech Hospital in Lebanon following a short illness. 
Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the United Methodist Church in Colesburg with the Rev. Scott Kisker officiating. 
Burial was in the Zion Cemetery. Friends called from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, May 10, at the Clifton Funeral Home in Earlville where the Masonic Service was held at 7:00 p.m.
Louis William, the son of William and Ella (Jung) Hartbeck, was born Nov. 25, 1911 at Earlville. He graduated from Colesburg High School in 1930. On Oct. 24,1931 he married his high school sweetheart, Dorothy Gull, at Galena, Ill., and they celebrated 70 years of married life. They farmed near Colesburg until retiring in 1977 and moving into Colesburg. In January 2002, they moved to Lebanon, Mo., and resided with their daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Gerald Klaus. 
Louis was a member of the United Methodist Church, United Methodist Men, Farm Bureau, and Ever-Ready Grange. He was a 50-year Mason, a school board member for 18 years, stock buyer for five years and an employee of the Edgewood Sale Barn for 21 years. 
Louis was a loving husband and father. He especially enjoyed being timekeeper for the high school basketball games and umpiring for the men’s summer softball league. ‘Louie,’ as he will be fondly remembered by his many friends, always gave sound advice to all. 
Surviving him besides his wife, Dorothy, are a daughter: Karen (Gerald) Klaus of Lebanon, Mo.; a daughter-in-law, Freddie Hartbeck of El Dorado Hills, Calif.; six grandchildren, Brett Hartbeck of Fremont, Calif., Jay (Denise) Klaus of Overland Park, Kan., Lee Forkenbrock of San Antonio, Texas, Drew (Mary) Klaus of Keller, Texas, Troy (Julie) Klaus of Effingham, Ill., and Kyla (Kyle) Schminke of Shellsburg; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Velma Hammerand of Sherrill,and Rhoda Von Talge of Manchester; plus numerous nieces and nephews. 
Preceding him in death were his parents; a brother, Floyd Hartbeck; a sister, Hulda Hammerand; a daughter, Shirley Loraine; a son, Watson William; and a granddaughter, Dawne Klaus.

Margaret A. "Peg" Lake, 92, of Guttenberg, died Saturday May 11, 2002 at the Guttenberg Care Center following a long illness. 
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, at St. Mary's Church with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, both in Guttenberg. 
Visitation was Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home in Guttenberg. 
Surviving are a daughter, Kathryn Anne "Kathy" Lake of Guttenberg; a son Robert B. (Pam) Lake of Guttenberg; granddaughter Arian R. (Lake) (Nasser) Al Foudari of Guttenberg; grandson Anthony H. "Tony" Lake of Guttenberg; two sisters, Adelaide P. Brown of Colorado Springs, Colo., ( her daughter Susan (Tracy) Larson, and two sons; and daughter Kim Reetz (Darren) and daughter); Helen Pedersen of Waterloo, her four children, Barb McKlveen of Ames, and two daughters; David Pedersen of Telluride, Colo., and daughter; Diane Thompson of Aurora, Colo. and two daughters; and John Pedersen of Waterloo, and his son and two daughters: James B. (Sharon) Patterson of DelMar, Calif.; son of Warren W. Patterson (deceased). 
Preceding her in death were her husband Dr. Anthony B. Lake, DDS, who practiced dentistry in Marion; mother Iva S. Patterson; her father Lacey J. Patterson, brother Warren B. Patterson; and daughter-in-law; Marjorie Ann (Kann) Lake. 
Margaret was born Dec. 19, 1909 in Marshalltown, to Lacey and Iva (Smith) Patterson. She graduated from Marshalltown High School in 1929 and from Grinnell College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music in 1933. Peg taught elementary music in Gilman, Milford and Mason City. She married Dr. Anthony B. Lake on June 5, 1941 in Marshalltown, IA. 
Peg was a 68 year member of P.E.O., initiated into Chapter BB P.E.O. in Marshalltown, a member of Chapter CS P.E.O. in Marion, and also a charter member of the Marion Musical Literary Club. She enjoyed spending time at Lake Okoboji at their family summer home and watching towboats, birds and river traffic at her home on Abel Island, Guttenberg. She was an avid devotee to symphony, theater, community concert, cruising on the steamboat Delta Queen and spending time with family and friends. Other groups she enjoyed were the Midwest Riverboat Buffs, Cedar Rapids Civil War Roundtable, Knitters Group of Marion and Neighborhood Potluck of Marion. 
Memorials may be directed to P.E.O. Continuing Education Project, Midwest Riverboat Buffs, Cedar Rapids Civil War Roundtable and St. Mary's (Guttenberg) Music Fund.

Harold “Red” Anderegg, 82, of rural Garnavillo died Saturday, May 11, 2002 at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital following a long battle with cancer. 
Services were held at 1:30 p.m. May 25 at St. John’s American Lutheran Church in Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Harold McMillin. Burial was in Guttenberg City Cemetery. 
Harold Elmer Anderegg was born July 21, 1919 in Guttenberg, a son of William Henry and Anna Sophia (Rodenberg) Anderegg. 
He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving approximately four and a half years as a heavy truck driver in Germany. He retired after 23 years as a crane operator for Alter Co. of Council Bluffs.
On Sept. 16, 1961 he was united in marriage at Postville with Hazel Heins, who survives.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Bonnie Popp of Summerville, S.C.; Linda (Chuck) Batholow of Washington, Ia.; two sons, Carl (Sherry) Anderegg of Elkader and Allan (Renee) Anderegg of Cedar Rapids; a sister, Mildred Hoffman of Sun City, Calif.; two step-daughters, Carol Genrich of Brookfield, Wis., and Donna Krenz of Pacific Grove, Calif.; three stepsons, Nicholas Dietz of Garnavillo, Mark (Judy) Dietz and Leon (Gina) Dietz, all of Council Bluffs; 22 grandchildren and 17-great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents; one sister, Florence at age 19; and two brothers, Lester, 20, and Lee in infancy. 
Arrangements were by the Cremation Society of Eastern Iowa.

Dorothy D. Becker, 95, of Guttenberg died Wednesday, May 16, 2002 at Linn Manor Care Center in Marion.
Services were conducted by Rev. Penny Hansel at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, may 18, at United Methodist Church, Guttenberg.
Visitation was Friday at the Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Guttenberg.
Burial was in St. John's Cemetery, rural Guttenberg, with the following pallbearers: Andrew Becker, Luke Horak, Andrew Tuecke, Jordan Horack, Scott Tuecke and Isaac Tuecke. Honorary bearers were Fred Scheibe, Scott Evans, Mark Tuecke and Ron Horak.
Dorothy Doris (Thurow) Becker was born the daughter of Fred and Mabel (Stromberg) Thurow July 13, 1906, on the family farm near Charles City. She graduated from the Charles City High School and University of Northern Iowa. She taught country school near Charles City and sixth grade in Guttenberg. Dorothy was a devoted homemaker. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, playing cards and was the heart and soul of her family. 
On April 20, 1929, she was united in marriage with Albert C. Becker at West Union. 
Survivors include two daughters, Jean (Robert) Scheibe of Tucson, Ariz., and Mary (William) Tuecke of Marion; one son, Fredrick Alan (Ann) Becker of Guttenberg; eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren 
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Albert C. Becker; one granddaughter, Alisa Ann Becker; one brother, Frank Thurow, and two sisters, Thelma O'Harrow, and Bessie in infancy.

Virginia L. Gilmore, 79, of Elkader died Monday, May 20, 2002, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader, following a long illness.
Memorial services were held Friday, May 24, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Elkader, conducted by Sr. Carole Freking and Rev. Paul R. Peters. 
Virginia L. “Ginny” (Lee) Gilmore was born Feb. 15, 1923 in Osterdock to James and Dulcie (Moser) Lee. She graduated from Guttenberg High School.
Ginny was united in marriage to Dr. John Gilmore on Sept. 24, 1945, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Guttenberg. She worked as a dental technician for her husband for many years.
She also served as Clayton County supervisor for a term. She was a member of the Elisha Boardman Questers since 1976, a member of the Elkader Historical Society and a past member of the Clayton County Fair Board. In 1984 she discovered rug hooking and won many awards with this hobby.
Survivors include her husband, Dr. John B. Gilmore, DDS, of Elkader; two sons, J.L. Gilmore of Glendale, Ariz., and James Gilmore of Montana; a daughter, Mary (Steve) Sokol of Oxford, Conn.; grandchildren, Sarah and John Gilmore of Montana, Jed Gilmore of Glendale, Ariz., and Adam and Stephen Sokol of Oxford, Conn. 
Arrangements were by Leonard Funeral Home, Elkader.

Shirley B. Grimes of 312 Forest Dr., S.E., Cedar Rapids, died Sunday, May 19, 2002, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics following a brief illness.
A "Celebration of Life" service was held Thursday, May 23, in Clark Alumni House on the Coe College Campus. The Rev. Lloyd Brockmeye rof St. Paul's United Methodist Church officiated.
Inurnment was at Oak Hill Cemetery in Colesburg on Friday. Turner East Funeral Home and Crematory, Cedar Rapids, was in charge of arrangments.
She was born on Sept. 7, 1920, in Marion, the daughter of Milford and Rosetta (Keil) Engelbert. She attended schools in Williamsburg and Iowa City, was a graduate of Marengo High School in 1938, and from Coe College in 1942.
She married Leland R. Grimes of Colesburg.
Survivors included a son, Jeffrey Lee, his wife, Helen, granddaughter, Michele and grandson Michael of Cedar Rapids; a son, Joel Christopher of Del Mar, Calif.; brother-in-law Walter Scott of Cedar Rapids; sister-in-law Pauline Grimes of Bedford, Texas; 14 nieces and nephews; many great nieces and nephews, many frineds, and a special cousin, Elizabeth Watts of Williamsburg.
Preceding her in death were her husband; sister Patricia Scott, and her parents.
Shirley retired from Kirkwood Community College in 1985, where she enjoyed her work as instructor-coordinator of the legal secretary program. Prior to that she was employed as a secondary school teacher at Marion High School. Since her retirement, she had served as a volunteer at the American Cancer Society Discovery Scop and at Brucemore as a docent and in the gift shop. Her greatest pleasure came from time spent at the Grimes Cottage on the Mississipi River at Guttenberg with her family and friends.
Shirley was a member of St. .Paul's United Methodist Church, Delta Delta Delta Alumnae Chapter, Brucemore, the Iowa County Historical Society, and the Linn County Historical Society. She is being honored as a recipient of the Alumni distinguished Service Award at Coe College this year.
Memorials may be made to Coe College or to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.

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