Paul Frederick Keitel, 62, of DeWitt, passed away at Genesis Medical Center-East Campus, in Davenport, having bravely fought his final battle with cancer on the morning of Jan. 15, 2022.

William Joseph Loussaert, 64, formerly of Long Grove, passed away, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022 at Riverview Manor, Pleasant Valley.

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Clara (Mrs. Robert) Wilhelm, 98, of Calamus, passed away Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, at Genesis Medical Center, DeWitt.

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Richard Lee “Dick” Peasley, 74, of DeWitt, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family, Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, at Westwing Place in DeWitt, following a prolonged battle with prostate cancer.

Alice C. Lasack, 97, of Lost Nation passed away peacefully on Monday, Dec. 27, 2021, at the Wheatland Manor Nursing Home.

Stephen Loras Kedley, 73, of DeWitt, passed away at home on Dec. 26, 2021.

James R. Claeys passed away peacefully on Dec. 31, 2021 in his home in Bonita Springs, Florida. He was 78. Jim is remembered for his faith, deep love and friendship for all in his life, generosity of his time and love for adventure.

Maxine Anderson, 92, of DeWitt, passed away peacefully, early Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, at Westwing Place in DeWitt.

Richard L. Harring, man of a million smiles and stories, passed away peacefully at home in Lakewood, Colorado on Dec. 19, 2021, at the age of 84 years old.

Gaylord Rasmussen, 93, of DeWitt, went home to be with the Lord Saturday morning, Jan. 1, 2022, at Genesis Medical Center, DeWitt.

John J. Connole, 74, of Petersville, passed away, Sunday, January 2, 2022, at Genesis Medical Center, DeWitt.

Mrs. Betty Louise Nerhus, 90, of Lost Nation, died Tuesday afternoon Dec. 28, 2021, at Wheatland Manor.

Evelyn Wilhmina Costello, 90, of Charlotte, passed away very peacefully Tuesday evening, Dec. 28, 2021, into eternal life at her home with family present.

Susan G. Brown, 65, of Davenport, passed away Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021, at Genesis East Medical Center, due to complications of COVID-19. Visitation was from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, at Weerts Funeral Home in Davenport. Funeral Services followed at 2:00 p.m., also at the W…

Mary Loretta (Kedley) Davis, 94, of rural Delmar, was greeted in Heaven on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2021.

Donald N. Reher, 90, of Low Moor, passed away Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021 at the University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 at the Camanche Chapel Snell-Zornig Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the service hour Friday at…

Kenneth “Kenny” W. Jeffries, 77, of Davenport, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021 at his home. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Weerts Funeral Home. Visitation will prior to the service from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Weerts Funeral Home. Inurnment to fol…

Carol J. Hartz, 75, of DeWitt, passed away peacefully Monday, Dec. 27, 2021, in her home surrounded by family.

Barbara Elaine Griep, 83, of DeWitt, died Dec. 18, 2021, at Clarissa Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf Iowa.

Joseph C. Watters, 71, of DeWitt, passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by family, Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021.

Daniel B. Kaufman, 93, of DeWitt, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, at Genesis Medical Center-East in Davenport.

Roger E. Frick, 67, of Waukon, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, at his home. A visitation was held on Thursday, Dec. 16, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon. A second visitation with a short service was Saturday, Dec. 18, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Schultz Funeral Homes i…

Richard L. Knutsen, 75, of DeWitt, passed away Friday, Dec. 17, 2021, at MercyOne Clinton Medical Center.

Frank J. Deverwaere, 73, of Maquoketa, formerly of Wheatland, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 in Maquoketa.

Verneil “Tootie” Steines, 95, of Calamus, passed away Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, at Genesis Medical Center-East in Davenport.

Karen Schneider, age 82 of Wheatland, passed away on Thursday Dec. 2, 2021 at Genesis East Campus in Davenport. There will be a private family graveside service at the Massillon Cemetery.

Barb A. Wright, 72, of Fulton, Illinois, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, at MercyOne Medical Center in Clinton.

Elneta Kennedy, 93, of Welton, passed away peacefully Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, in her home, with family by her side.

Brian Scott Harvey, age 57 of Wheatland, passed away suddenly on Sunday Dec. 5, 2021. Visitation will be held on Wednesday Dec. 8, 2021 at the Wheatland Community Hall from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. with a service to follow, officiated by Randy Jacobi. A committal service will follow at the Maysville C…

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Raymond J. Laures, 86, of DeWitt, peacefully passed away on the Feast of St. Nicholas Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House Bettendorf.

Phyllis Parrott of DeWitt died Nov. 25 at Westwing Place nursing home. She was 93 years old.

Sandra “Sandy” June (Baker) Sommers, 81, of Eldridge, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021 at WestWing Place in DeWitt. Per her wishes, Sandy donated her body to Palmer Chiropractic College. Cremation will eventually take place with inurnment at the Rock Island Arsenal at a later date. Online …

Leah Angeline Barten, 27, of Anchorage, Alaska, died Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, in Anchorage.

Terry “Yogi” Cox, 59 of Portage, Wisconsin, formerly of DeWitt, passed away Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, at University Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, following a courageous battle with tongue and bone cancer.

Ellen L. Behrens, age 99 formerly of Lowden and DeWitt, passed away peacefully at home in Waynesville, Missouri on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. Funeral services were held at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Clarence on Monday, Nov. 22 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Kerri Sandusky officiating. Bur…

Joel Martens, 64, of Charlotte, passed away Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, following a significant stroke.

Richard “Dick” Crosthwaite, 83, of Grand Mound, passed away Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at Genesis Medical Center-East, Davenport.

Rondo R. Pietscher, 97 of Camanche passed away Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021 at his home in Park Vista, Camanche.

Marlene J. Wilson, 81, of Davenport, passed away Friday, Nov. 19, 2021 at Genesis East Medical Center, Davenport. 

Dylan Kaczinski, 27, formerly of Grand Mound, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, in Eldridge, as the result of an accident.

Roger J. Kremer, 71, of DeWitt, passed away peacefully Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his family.

Dean Youngers, 56, of DeWitt, passed away late Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, following a brief battle with cancer.

Camilla (Mrs. Gordon) Wulf, 91, formerly of Calamus, died Tuesday morning, Nov. 9, 2021, at Community Care Center, Stuart, Iowa.

Shirley Alice Busch, 78, of Low Moor, passed away at Manor Care in Davenport on Nov. 9, 2021. Honoring her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded with no services scheduled. Lemke Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements.

Larry “LR” Roeder, 83 of Welton, passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, at Senior Star in Davenport.

Margaret M. Nielsen, 89, of Low Moor, passed away, Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021 at the Alverno.

Marian Grace (Mrs. Jack) Schroeder, 94, of DeWitt, passed away early Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, at Wheatland Manor.

Barbara J. (Mrs. Jean) Johnson, 77, of DeWitt, passed away peacefully at her brother’s home in Mount Vernon, Washington.

Kenneth G. “Barber” Grau, 75, of Maquoketa, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, Nov. 6, 2021, at home.

Barbara Ann Ihrke Schroeder Kramer of Lowden, died peacefully on Nov. 5, 2021, at the age of 82 at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. Visitation will be held at Chapman Funeral Home in Clarence on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held on T…

Janet Selleck, 85 of DeWitt, passed away peacefully on Oct. 29, 2021, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She was born on Nov. 17, 1935, in Burlington. She married her high school sweetheart, James Selleck, on July 3, 1954 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Janet and Jim moved to DeWitt, i…

Loretta Maureen Pennock, 67, of DeWitt, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly, Monday, Nov. 1, 2021, at home.

A Remembrance and Celebration of Life for James Kline will be held Saturday Nov. 20, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in DeWitt. Family, friends and all who knew James are invited to attend this event.  

Mike Aguirre, 91, of DeWitt, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, at Genesis Medical Center-DeWitt.

Peggy (Mrs. Lowell G.) Carber, 92, of DeWitt, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, in her home.

Wilma (Mrs. Alfred) Witt, 83, of Delmar, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, following a brief battle with cancer.

Charlotte Hess, age 95 of Lowden, passed away peacefully on Tuesday Oct. 26, 2021. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Lynn Fredrick Soenksen, 82, of LeClaire, died Sunday evening, Oct. 31, 2021, at Clarissa Cook Hospice in Bettendorf.

Dorothy Ann (Higgins) Schwartz was born April 5, 1924, at her family farm near Zwingle, to Alf and Edna (Lenhart) Higgins and passed away peacefully at Mercy Hospital on Friday, Oct. 29, at the age of 97. She graduated from Calamus High School in 1942 and then taught in a one-room rural scho…

Claire “Pat” Clapp, 94 of Bettendorf, passed away on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021 at The Fountains, Bettendorf. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Nov.2, 2021 at 12 p.m. at Weerts Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of service. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemeter…

Geraldine E. Schutt, age 97, of Calamus, passed away in the early morning hours of Friday Oct. 29, 2021 at Westwing Place in DeWitt. Funeral services were at Faith Lutheran Church in Calamus on Monday Nov. 1, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Roberta Pierce officiating. Visitation as at the chu…

Dorothy Auliff, 97, of DeWitt, passed away peacefully Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, at Westwing Place in DeWitt.

Paul J. VanNieuwenhuyse, age 68, of Keokuk, formerly of Clinton, passed away Saturday Oct. 23, 2021 at Blessing Health Keokuk in Keokuk, from COVID complications. A family prayer service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Oct. 27 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in DeWitt. Cremation rites have…

Steven A. Bomia, 65, of Low Moor, passed away, Sunday Oct. 24, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family.

James A. Kline, 48, of Fort Worth, Texas, formerly of DeWitt, passed away on Oct. 7, 2021.

Dennis Mumm, 81, of DeWitt, passed away peacefully, Oct. 17, 2021, in the comfort of his home.

…And in Elmwood Cemetery, on the crisp, quiet Christmas Eves when families gather and DeWitt’s church bells toll and their sounds echo over the fields heavy with snow, I will know that all is right with the world and that I am… at home.

Cheryl Ann McCulloh died Oct. 9, 2021, in Davenport, at Genesis East Hospital. Cheryl was born in Davenport on July 6, 1953. She lived with her parents, Robert and Arlen Suiter, and brother, Jack, in Waterloo where she attended public schools. Cheryl graduated from Waterloo West High School …

Eva Fuglsang, 90, of DeWitt, passed away peacefully at home Friday, Oct. 8, 2021.

Marlyn Willey, 87, of Spragueville passed away on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021 at Alverno Nursing Home in Clinton.

The family of Janice Earlene (Howk) Berger are deeply saddened to announce her passing, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, at the age of 73.

Ronald C. Brick, 88, of DeWitt, Iowa, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf.

Lois Joan Lamp, 87, of Charlotte, passed away peacefully, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at Westwing Place, DeWitt.

Michael T. Isbell, 48, of Delmar, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021 at the UnityPoint Hospital in Bettendorf.

John R. (Jack) Wilkinson, passed away Sept. 1, 2021 at age 93 in Traverse City, Michigan, where he had resided since late 2020 to be near his daughter Mary Sue Wilkinson.

Donald Glenn Hesse, 91, of DeWitt, passed away quietly with family members by his side on Sept. 24, 2021, at Maggie’s House in DeWitt. He was the loving, devoted husband of Coral Krukow Hesse, a caring father, a self-made businessman, an accomplished outdoorsman, and a fine storyteller.