Merle “Dean” Dickel, 83, of Walcott, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. Per his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be held in his honor at a later date. Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com. 

Marcia Louise Draley, 67, of El Cajon, California, passed away peacefully the morning of Dec. 26, 2020 at Avocado Post Acute Care Center in El Cajon. 

Dorothy Feller, 79, of Maquoketa passed away on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 at Clover Ridge Assisted Living in Maquoketa. 

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

Ruth Burke, 93, of DeWitt, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at the Alverno in Clinton. 

Patricia “Pat” Fisher, 77, of Davenport, formerly of Grand Mound, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. 

Mark McWilliams, 66, of Anamosa, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice of Mercy House in Hiawatha.

Iola May DeMoss, 75, of Elwood, passed away suddenly Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, at Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa, due to a brain aneurysm. 

John Henry Hinck, born Feb. 24, 1936, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 18, 2020 as a result of a pulmonary embolism.

Genevieve Brooks, a long-time resident of Maquoketa, died Dec. 25, 2020 at Grundy Care Center in Grundy Center. Due to the pandemic, a graveside memorial service will be held in the Spring. Genny, as she was known to her friends, was born on Aug. 1,1923 to Dr. and Mrs. Owen L. Frank in Maquoketa.

Dale L. Kruse, age 71, of Clinton, passed away Monday, Dec. 28th, 2020 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021 at the Pape Funeral Home, Clinton. Services were preceded by visitation at 10:00 a.m. until the service hour…

Lester C. Schau, 82, of DeWitt, passed away suddenly, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in his home.

Jean L. Peahl, 80, of DeWitt, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, at Genesis Medical Center-East Campus in Davenport. 

Merlyn B. Kuhl, of Clinton, 94, passed away on Jan. 1, 2021 at his home. Merlyn was born in Dubuque on June 26, 1926 to Oswald and Emily (Welp) Kuhl. He attended Loras Academy, graduated from Loras College with a B.A. in Economics, and earned his master’s in Labor Relations from the Universi…

George H. Kruckenberg, age 83, of Lowden, passed away at Unity Point St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lowden with Rev. Daniel Redhage officiating. Visitation was he…

Willard “Bill” A. Branch, 96, of Davenport, passed away Friday, Dec. 25, 2020 at Country Manor, Davenport. A graveside service will be held at a later date, at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Lowden. 

Carroll D. Flathers, 94, of DeWitt, passed away Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, at Westwing Place, DeWitt.

Inge Schnack, 80, of Grand Mound, passed away Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, at Westwing Place in DeWitt.

Donald McDonald, 82, of Maquoketa passed away on Dec. 18, 2020 at Crestridge Care Center in Maquoketa. 

Donald Francis Sterbenz, age 82, passed away at the Westwing Place nursing home in DeWitt, on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.

Rose Ada Chandler Galitz, 97, of DeWitt, died on Dec. 19, 2020, at Grand Haven Retirement Community in Eldridge. 

Eugene (Gene) Stillmunkes, 94, entered eternal life peacefully on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf surrounded by family. 

Cathie Nichols, 69, of DeWitt, passed away peacefully, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf.

John Luther “Jack” Arey, 86, of DeWitt, went to be with his Lord Dec. 17, 2020. He passed away at home as was his wish and was surrounded by his loving family.

James Gerard David, of Clinton, passed onto his next life on Thursday, Dec. 17th. 

Mr. Robert M. Banowetz, 92, of DeWitt, died early Wednesday morning, Dec. 16, 2020, at home.

Robert “Bob” Frank Larkey, 76, of Maquoketa, passed away on Dec. 18, 2020 at Genesis Medical Center in Davenport. 

Raymond Meier, age 84, died peacefully, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020 at Westwing Place, DeWitt with his family by his side. 

Mr. Joseph James Wampfler, 89, of DeWitt, died early Friday morning, Dec. 18, 2020, at Grand Haven Assisted Living, Eldridge.

Joyce Rose Hahn Bartling, 98, of Grand Mound, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, at Wheatland Manor. 

Ruth Ann Lass Van Meter, 90, of DeWitt, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, at Westwing Place, DeWitt, following complications from Covid-19.

Mildred E. Ven Horst, 97, a resident of Grand Haven Retirement Community, Eldridge, formerly of Pleasant Valley, passed away peacefully on Dec. 12, 2020.

Arlyn H. Meier, age 91 of Wheatland, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 at the Clarence Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec.18, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lowden with Rev. Daniel Redhage officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until ser…

David M. Hull, age 86 of Clinton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020 at his home, with his loving wife of 66 years, by his side. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 at Elvira Zion Lutheran Church. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the ser…

Joan Clapp, a lifelong resident of Lost Nation passed away Tuesday, Dec. 8, at Wheatland Manor. She was born June 7, 1929, in Waterloo, daughter of Edward and Marie (Smith) Mohl.

Joan Irene Lass, 89, of DeWitt, passed away Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, at Grand Haven in her home.

Carole Cooper, 89, formerly of Creston, passed away, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, at Westwing Place in DeWitt, from Covid-19.

Shirley Ann Mullen was born to Harold (Hap) and LeVerna Smith on Sept. 28, 1932. After testing positive for Covid-19, she died on Dec. 13, 2020.

Dr. Dan A. Roe, 71, of DeWitt, died Monday morning, Dec. 14, 2020, at Westwing Place, DeWitt.

Zelma Mae Bradshaw, age 103 of Charlotte, passed away Friday Dec. 4, 2020 at her home. A private family visitation will be held 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday Dec. 8 at the Pape Funeral Home, Clinton. Graveside services will be held at Cherokee Memorial Park Cemetery in Lodi, California. Online co…

Thomas Michael Garrity, 65, passed away suddenly Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born in DeWitt to the late Raymond and Catherine Garrity, on Sept. 9, 1955.

Mary Ann Seastrand, 85, of DeWitt, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 2, 2020, at home.

Myrna M. Cavanagh, 87, of Maquoketa passed away on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020 at Crestridge Care Center in Maquoketa. 

Fred Donovan, 70, of DeWitt, passed away Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, at Genesis Medical Center-East Campus in Davenport, from complications of multiple myeloma. 

Mary Ann Hahn, 85, of Grand Mound, passed away Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, at Genesis Medical Center-East in Davenport.

Sharon M. Thomas, age 58, of Charlotte, passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 at Genesis East Medical Center in Davenport, due to complications from a COVID-19 infection. Cremation rites have been accorded. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. The Pape Funeral Home is as…

Lucille B. Schroeder, 97, of DeWitt, died Wednesday morning, Nov. 25, 2020, at Crestridge Care Center, Maquoketa.

Verlyn Joseph Steines, 85, of DeWitt, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Nov. 29, 2020, in his daughter’s home in Calamus. 

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Todd Cox, 60, formerly of DeWitt, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 25, 2020, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City. 

Mary Ann Hahn, 85, of Grand Mound, passed away Monday evening, Nov. 23, 2020 at Genesis Medical Center-East, in Davenport.

Norma J. Weber, 81, of Bernard, died peacefully at home on Nov. 16, 2020. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, attendance at the visitation and funeral mass is limited to immediate family only. A private family visitation was held on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Peosta. A priv…

Raymond Louis Hudlik, 100, of rural Calamus, died peacefully, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, at Maggie’s House in DeWitt.

Donald “Don” M. Mohr, 90, of Clinton (formerly of Elvira), passed away peacefully at the Alverno on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. A graveside service will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Lemke Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements. 

Eileen JoAnn Laures, 87, of DeWitt, peacefully passed away Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Bettendorf.

Mr. Delbert A. Gilbert, 82, of rural Delmar, died early Tuesday morning, Oct. 27, 2020, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City.

Vanesa Corrine Barnes, 59, died Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, surrounded by loved ones at Mayo Clinic Hospital St. Marys.

Gary W. Burmeister “Big G”, 51, of Wheatland, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, at Genesis Medical Center-East Campus, Davenport. 

Gilbert Joseph Butt, 59, of Charlotte, died peacefully Saturday afternoon, Nov. 7, 2020, surrounded by his siblings.

Sandra Ellis, 70, of Keosauqua, passed away on Nov. 5, 2020 at Van Buren County Hospital. She was born on Dec. 17, 1949 in Adrian, Michigan to Floyd and Delores Miller Rohn. Sandra grew up in Michigan and graduated from Ferris State College. She married Terrance K. Ellis Sr. on July 5, 1969 …

Mrs. Phyllis Marie Clapp, 92, formerly of DeWitt, died late Thursday evening, Nov. 5, 2020, at Iowa River Hospice, Marshalltown.

Ruth Ann Spain, 70, of DeWitt, died Friday afternoon, Oct. 23, 2020, at home. 

Elmer John Hasenmiller, Jr., 93, of Grand Mound, passed away Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, at Wheatland Manor, Wheatland.

Michael D. Moeller, 79, of Toronto, passed away on Oct. 27, 2020 at OSF St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bloomington, Illinois. Visitation from 10-11 a.m. was held at Chapman Funeral Home in Clarence on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020 with a graveside service following at Rose Hill Cemetery in Toronto.

Mr. Marcellus W. Grell, 88, of DeWitt, died Wednesday evening, October 21, 2020, at Maggie’s House Assisted Living, DeWitt.

Nathalie (Shaughnessy) Simon, 83, of DeWitt, passed away peacefully Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020 at Country Manor in Davenport.

Julie L. (Gluesing) Russell, 63, of Haysville, Kansas, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Wichita, with her family at her side, following a courageous battle with cancer and underlying health conditions. 

Eleanor Jane Moeller, 87, of Davenport, formerly of Walcott passed away Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House. Visitation will be held 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020 at Bentley Funeral Home, Durant. Private family services and burial with military rites will t…

Jennifer Jean Bender, 50, of Aliso Viejo, California, passed away September 28, 2020, in the comfort of her home with her mother and sister by her side. Per her wishes, cremation rites were accorded. A celebration of life will occur at a later date.

Diana Lassen, 72, of Clinton, passed away, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 at MercyOne – Clinton.

Justin Curtis Ilg, 32, of Cedar Rapids passed away on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital after a two-and-a-half-year courageous battle with lung cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family. A visitation will be held on Oct. 22, 2020 from 4-8 p.m. at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral H…