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Tue
31
Jan

Waukon girls basketball team’s single-win week includes home win over Prairie du Chien and losses to third-rated Crestwood and at 10th-rated Waverly-Shell Rock

The Waukon girls basketball team had a busy week shift from early in the week to later, having the game’s final results also shift within that timeframe. The Lady Indians opened the week with a 44-33 home triumph over Prairie du Chien, WI Monday, January 30 before falling on back-to-back nights to a pair of Northeast Iowa Conference teams ranked within the top 10 of their respective classes, including a 68-28 home loss to Class 3A third-rated Crestwood Thursday, January 26 in a game rescheduled from January 24, with that being followed by a 53-33 loss at Class 4A 10th-rated Waverly-Shell Rock Friday, January 27.

Tue
31
Jan

David Thorstenson

David Thorstenson, 65, of Cedar Rapids passed away Friday, January 20, 2017. A gathering of family and friends was held Tuesday, January 24 at Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, located in Cedar Rapids.

Survivors include his wife of over 40 years, Linda; his children, Andrea (Derek) Waite and Damian (Amanda) Thorstenson; his grandchildren, Ryken and Larkyn Waite and Danielle Thorstenson and Colton Engel; his brothers, Wayne and Dean Thorstenson; his sisters, Eunice Kolsrud and Karla Honn; and many family members.

Tue
31
Jan

Arden Hanson

Arden I. Hanson, 88, of Waukon died Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Clarksville Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center in Clarksville. Memorial services will be held Thursday, February 2 at 11 a.m. at Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waukon with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Burial with military honors will take place in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Thursday, February 2 at the church. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is assisting the family with arrangements.

Arden Irvin Hanson was born May 21, 1928 in rural Waukon, the son of Almer and Ida (Larson) Hanson. He was baptized and confirmed at Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church and attended country schools and Waukon High School. Arden served in the United States Army from 1951-1953 during the Korean War.

Tue
31
Jan

Shirley Brainard

Shirley Ann Brainard, 87, of Postville died Monday, January 23, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society, Postville. Funeral Services were held Friday, January 27 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Postville with Rev. Lynn Noel as the Officiant. Burial will be at a later date.

Shirley Ann was born April 28, 1929 to Nanfred Johannes and Sylvia Jeanette (Forde) Sand. She attended Ossian Schools and graduated in 1947. After graduation Shirley took summer classes at Luther College. She was a substitute teacher at a country school the fall of 1947 and worked at Northern Engraving in Waukon from 1971 until her retirement in 1994.

Tue
31
Jan

Robert Kelleher

Robert "Bob" Rueben Kelleher, 79, of Denver died Wednesday, January 4, 2017. A memorial service with burial will be held in Lansing this spring.

Bob was born September 12, 1937 in Lansing, the son of Rueben and Catherine Strub Kelleher. He married Mary Murphy September 12, 1959 in Lansing. She died in 1988.
Bob served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was employed in the commercial insulation business for many years and retired as an over-the-road truck driver.

Bob is survived by a daughter, Kathryn (Gene) Peters of Tripoli; a son, Thomas (Christopher) Rollins of Milwaukie, OR; a grandson, Benjamin (Erin) Peters; three great-grandsons, Evan, Nolan and Jacob Peters, all of Tripoli; a twin sister, Patricia (Richard) Delaney of Chatfield, MN; and a special friend, Ruth Trammel of Denver. He was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy; his wife, Mary; his parents; a brother, Donald; and a sister, Ruthann.
 

Mon
30
Jan

Charles Deering

Charles I. Deering, 80, of Postville died Friday, January 27, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society in Postville. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 3 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Postville with the Rev. Lynn J. Noel as the Officiant. Inurnment will be at a later date. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, February 2 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville and an hour before services at the church Friday.

Charles was born May 16, 1936 to Irving Charles and Leeone (Zieman) Deering on the home farm in rural Postville, where he resided for 65 years. He was baptized July 19, 1936 by Rev. R.B. Garten and confirmed April 2, 1950 by Rev. Frederick R. Ludwig.

Charles graduated from Postville High School in 1954, attended Iowa State University and then returned to the family farm. June 16, 1957 he was united in marriage to Carol Meyer at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church by Rev. Charles E. Witt. To this union six children were born.

Thu
26
Jan

Darlys Crees

Darlys Crees, 61, of Lansing, formerly of Greenfield, passed away Friday, January 20, 2017 at the Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, WI. She suffered from a ruptured brain aneurysm early Thursday morning, January 19 and did not recover. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, January 28 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Greenfield with Father Mike McLaughlin officiating the service.

Darlys Marie Crees was born April 8, 1955, the daughter of Wendell and Edna Richardson. She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, mentor, teacher and friend.

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