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Wed
29
Nov

Marcellus Ranzenberger

Marcellus Ranzenberger, age 77, of Spring Grove, MN, formerly of Mabel, MN and Dorchester, died Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at GundersenTweeten Care Center in Spring Grove, MN. Funeral Service was held Monday, November 27 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Eitzen, MN with Rev. Todd Krueger officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. The Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel, MN assisted the family with arrangements.

Marcellus was born January 6, 1937 in Waukon to Arthur and Jarla (Selnes) Ranzenberger. He graduated from Spring Grove High School and served in the United States Army. He married Mary Ann Rasmussen and they lived and farmed in the Dorchester area until moving to Mabel, MN. Mary Ann died October 1, 2014.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Eitzen, MN and enjoyed traveling with Mary Ann to Arizona for the winter months in their camper. Marcellus is survived by nieces and nephews.
 

Wed
29
Nov

Kee boys basketball team returns five letterwinners from 4-17 result last season to lead overall young squad for 2017-2018


2017-2018 Kee boys basketball team ... Left to right - Front row: Cade Rasque, Caleb Conway, Lewis Peters, Brock Flack, Dylan Walleser. Back row: Ryan Whalen, Jacob Berns, Kyle Hitchins, Josh Walleser, Shawn Wild. Not pictured: Logan West, Devyn Stouvenel, Nate Winters, Peter Boland, Jamel Harris, Chris Wagner, Mat Gruber, Will Mooney. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook.

The Kee boys basketball team will be looking to build from the ground up for the 2017-2018 campaign. Even though the Hawks have five letterwinners returning from last season’s 4-17 campaign, none of those returning veterans were among last winter’s top-six scorers or top-seven rebounders, with graduation taking away nearly three-fourths of Kee’s scoring and rebounding from last season.

“We lost a lot of seniors, including 1,000 point (career) scorer Danny Brennan, so it will be interesting to see how this team comes along,” Kee boys basketball coach Patrick Sullivan said. “We also lost a lot of overall height in our line-up, so we’re hoping to make up for it in hustle.”

Wed
29
Nov

Waukon wrestling team returns six letterwinners for the 2017-2018 mat campaign as Mason Berns takes over the head coaching helm


2017-2018 Waukon wrestling team ... Left to right - Front row: Managers Grace Pearson and Delaney Nagel, Tyler Block, Miles Hansmeier, Brenan Folsom, Landon Berns, Alex Brink, Tristan Hansmeier, and managers Keara Dahlstrom and Rylea Nagel. Second row: Gabe Byrnes, Dakota Howe, Lance Egan, Jason Troester, Owen Frieden, Marcus Gibbs, Tanner Kiel. Back row: Volunteer Assistant Coach Chris Dahlstrom, Carter Nolting, Walker Hermeier, Carter Benzing, Zach Miller, Luke Pladsen, Nathan Johnson, Head Coach Mason Berns, Assistant Coach Caleb Ferring. Not pictured: Matti Pladsen and Peyton Bieber.

The Waukon wrestling team will be able to fill about half its line-up with varsity experience for its 2017-2018 campaign and will have a new face at the helm of the program to try and piece this season’s line-up together. The Indian mat squad will feature six varsity letterwinners returning this season in its overall make-up of just 20 wrestlers taking to the mat for first-year head coach Mason Berns.

Wed
29
Nov

Waukon bowling team opens 2017-2018 season with pair of losses at Waverly-Shell Rock

The Waukon bowling team got its 2017-2018 season underway against one of its more experienced opponents on this season’s schedule when the Indians traveled to Waverly-Shell Rock Tuesday, November 21. The Waukon girls fell to the host Go-Hawks by a 1680-1862 final count, while the boys surrendered a 1768-2322 result.

The bowling Indians were next scheduled to compete at Tripoli Friday, December 1 before bowling their first home matches of the new season. The Tribe will actually be at home the next two Fridays to finish out the 2017 portion of their schedule, hosting North Iowa December 8 and then Decorah December 15.

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Wed
29
Nov

Start to the Waukon and Kee girls basketball seasons sees the visiting Hawks take care of the host Indians in a 56-40 final result


Double-double leads ‘em all ... Kee girls basketball senior Chloe Severson takes the ball to the basket in the Hawks’ 56-40 season-opening victory at Waukon Tuesday, November 21. Severson led all players in both scoring and rebounding with a double-double effort of 13 points scored and 12 rebounds. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The 2017-2018 season got underway for both the Waukon and Kee girls basketball teams when the intra-county foes met at Waukon Tuesday, November 21 in a non-conference season-opener for both squads. The experience and charisma of the veteran visiting Hawk squad proved to be too much for the hustling and scrappy effort put forth by the overall younger host Indians, as the Kee hoopsters played to a 56-40 victory.

Kee was next scheduled to travel to Central Elkader Tuesday, November 28 to open Upper Iowa Conference play before then traveling to Starmont Friday, December 1. The Hawks will then play at Class 3A second-rated Crestwood Monday, December 4 before traveling to West Central Friday, December 8 and finally getting to open their home varsity schedule Tuesday, December 12 by hosting two-time defending Class 1A State Tournament Runner-Up Turkey Valley.

Mon
27
Nov

Lyla Olson

Lyla Marie Olson, age 62, of Dorchester died peacefully November 25, 2017 at Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah. She was cremated through Martin Funeral Home of Waukon and it was her wish for no public memorial service. Immediate family members will hold a private celebration of life. Cards of sympathy can be sent to Lyla’s sisters.
Lyla was born November 23, 1955 in Caledonia, MN to Edward and Gladys (Ranzenberger) Olson. She was a 1974 graduate of Caledonia High School. She loved the farm and country life, and also was a long distance semi-truck driver.

Mon
27
Nov

Ruth Rea

Ruth Charlene (Stirn) Rea, 91, of Lansing passed away November 24, 2017 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, November 28 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lansing with Rev. John Moser as the Celebrant. Burial followed at Gethsemane Cemetery, Lansing.

Ruth Stirn was born September 19, 1926 at home on the farm in Lansing to George Stirn and Catherine (Wendler) Stirn. She graduated from the Waterloo School of Beauty in 1947 and opened a beauty shop in Lansing.

Ruth Stirn was married to William Rea October 24, 1950 in Lansing. They farmed for over 50 years near Churchtown. Ruth was a CNA at Thornton Manor for 18 years. She was also a 4-H leader, a volunteer with the church and an election official. Ruth liked to make quilts for the grandkids, crocheting and embroidery, and was also an avid card player in several card clubs. She enjoyed many family celebrations, traveling and spending time with her growing family.

Sun
26
Nov

Phyllis Snitker

Phyllis L. Snitker, 85, of Rossville died Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Monday, November 27 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, with Pastor Tim Rupert officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Phyllis LaVonne Snitker was born December 18, 1931 in the Hickory Creek area of rural Monona, the daughter of Henry and Iva (Ames) Snitker. She attended Rossville Country School, Waukon High School and later received her GED.

February 18, 1948, she married Leonard Junior Snitker at the First Presbyterian Parsonage in Waukon. They farmed together on a farm a quarter of a mile west of Rossville. Phyllis also worked at Northern Engraving in Waukon for 39-1/2 years, until it closed in 2008.

Fri
24
Nov

Shirleen "Sam" Rosendahl

Shirleen "Sam" A. Rosendahl, 66, of Waukon went home to be with our Lord Tuesday, November 21, 2017 after a brief battle with cancer; she passed away at home surrounded by her family. Funeral services were held Monday, November 27 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Waukon with Pastor Bill Odermann officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Shirleen “Sam” Ann Fritz Moe Rosendahl was born April 9, 1951 in Marshalltown, the daughter of Leo and Ida (Johnson) Fritz of Cresco. She was baptized and confirmed at the Notre Dame Catholic Parish and in 1969 graduated from Notre Dame High School in Cresco.

Wed
22
Nov

Mary Blake

Mary E. Blake, 97, of Waukon died Sunday, November 19, 2017 at her home. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 25 at St. Mary's Catholic Church Hanover in rural Waukon with Rev. Jerry Blake officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the Mary Blake Memorial, 1972 State Highway 76 N, Waukon, IA 52172.

Mary E. Hammell was born February 16, 1920 on the family farm on the Sand Cove in rural New Albin, the daughter of Cornelius “Con” and Mary T. (Wall) Hammell. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in New Albin and graduated from high school in Lansing. She completed teacher training in La Crosse, WI and taught in rural Allamakee County schools for several years.

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