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Elmeretta “Etta” Koon, 96, of Maquoketa, passed away on Monday morning, March 18, 2019, at Crestridge Nursing Home in Maquoketa, Iowa.

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Myrna Wisely, 72, of Calamus, passed away on Wednesday morning, March 20, 2019, at her home in Calamus, Iowa.

The regular meeting of the Monmouth Co-Ed 4-H Club was held at the Maquoketa YMCA on March 3. 

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.

Beginning Saturday, March 23, Jehovah’s Witnesses around the world invited everyone to two upcoming special events.

Elmeretta “Etta” Koon, 96, of Maquoketa passed away on Monday morning, March 18, 2019, at the Crestridge Nursing Home in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Dennis W. Schlung, 58, of Maquoketa passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019, surrounded by family at his home in rural Maquoketa, Iowa.

Darleen V. Simmons, 91, of Maquoketa passed away Monday, March 11, 2019, at Maquoketa Care Center in Maquoketa.

Cecilia Sendek, 91, passed away on March 12, 2019, in her home in Eldridge. There will be no visitation and cremation rites have been accorded. Burial will be in the National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, beside her husband, Robert, who passed away in Aug. 2002.

Jo Ann Louise Kunde, 85, of Preston, Iowa, passed away Friday, March 8, 2019, at home, surrounded by her loving family. 

Rachel Sue Hoffman, 53, of Maquoketa, passed away suddenly on March 7, 2019, at Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.

John W. “Bill” Hansen, 84, of Wyoming, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Jones Regional Medical Center in Anamosa. 

Darleen Simmons, 91, of Maquoketa, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019, at Maquoketa Care Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Tony Miensma, 62, of Wever passed away at 3:01 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. 

Hargovindbhai Bhikhabhai “H.B.” Patel, 85, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away Monday, March 4, 2019, at his home in Maquoketa. 

Darlene Kay Streets, 80, of Monmouth, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2019, at her home in rural Monmouth, Iowa.

Kelly Jon Lucy, 51, of Maquoketa, Iowa, went home to be with his Creator and Savior Feb. 27, 2019.

Barbara Jeanne Franklin Caudill, 75, of Eddyville died at 8:40 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, at her home in Eddyville. 

John H. “Jack” Gavin, 90, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 24, 2019, at Unity Point Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa.

Grace A. Otting, 89, of Maquoketa passed away on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019. 

Kathlene L. “Kathy” Hayes, 51, of Clinton, Iowa, and formerly of Maquoketa, passed away on Wednesday morning, Feb. 20, 2019, at her home in Clinton.

Greg Allen Miller Sr., 65, of Smithville, Georgia, formerly of Maquoketa, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at Phoebe Sumter Hospital.

Kathlene L. Hayes, 51, of Clinton, and formerly of Maquoketa, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, at her home in Clinton, Iowa. 

Karla L. Rockwell, 54, of Maquoketa, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, at Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Joanne Klever, 89, of Eldridge, formerly of DeWitt, Iowa, passed away surrounded by her family Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, at Grand Haven Retirement Community in Eldridge.

Phyllis Y. Simonin, 81, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Maquoketa, passed away on Feb. 19, 2019, at the Cottage Grove Place in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

Salvatore F. “Sal” Lembo, 63, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Monday afternoon, Feb. 18, 2019, at Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Elaine M. Flagel, 71, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday evening, Feb. 12, 2019, at Select Specialty Hospital in Davenport, Iowa.

William E. Kretschmer, 72, of Baldwin, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, at Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa, Iowa. 

Lloyd “Red” Evans, 75, of Baldwin, Iowa, passed away on Thursday morning, Feb. 14, 2019, at Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa.

Richard “Dick” Harold Dyas was born on Oct. 16, 1924, in Andrew, Iowa, the son of Roy William and Mary Elizabeth (Weirick) Dyas. He grew up on his family’s farm, graduated from Andrew High School in 1942, and served in the Air Force as a navigator during World War II.  Following his military…

Richard S. Manning, 63, of Lost Nation, Iowa, passed away on Friday evening, Feb. 8, 2019, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf, Iowa.

Judith A. Smith, 75, of Lost Nation passed away on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 at the Jackson County Medical Center in Maquoketa. Private family services will be held at a later date.

Juneva F. “Jenny” Sagers, 77, of Maquoketa passed away on Friday morning, Feb. 8, 2019, at the Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Jay A. Bartell, 49, of Bernard passed away suddenly on Thursday evening, Feb. 7, 2019, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, Iowa.

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Neil Shanahan, 75, a resident of Bettendorf, was held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at the Halligan – McCabe - DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main Street, Davenport. The family greeted friends Thursday from 4 p.m. until service time. Private family…

Dwaine Russell Persels, 87, of Oxford Junction, Iowa passed away on Feb. 6, 2019, at the Anamosa Care Center.

Amos “Sonny” Kallenberger Jr., 80, passed away in Lewistown, Pennsylvania, on Jan. 31, 2019.

Barbara Tabor, 88, of Baldwin, Iowa, passed away Wednesday morning, Feb. 6, 2019, at Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Ethel Jean Kuchel, 87, of Oxford Junction, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday morning, Feb. 5, 2019, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.

Phyllis A. Camiliere (nee Hinke), of Schaumburg, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. 

Jordan R. Kunde, 34, of Baldwin, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.

Judith “Judy” Kay Scheckel, 74, of Maquoketa, passed away on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 at Mill Valley Care Center. 

Roger Budde, 77, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away at Mill Valley Care Center in Bellevue, Iowa.

Velene K. Ruff, 79, of Lost Nation, Iowa, and formerly of Maquoketa, passed away on Tuesday morning, Jan. 29, 2019, at her home.

Jordan Kunde, 34, of Baldwin, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.

Robert Allan Janett, 90, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison, Iowa. Services were in Denison, interment in Postville Cemetery. 

William J. “Wil” Simons, 38, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.

Don L. McDonald, 89, (two weeks shy of his 90th birthday), passed away on Jan. 19, 2019, in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Marlana F. Steiner, 82, of Sierra Vista, Arizona, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, at her home in Sierra Vista.

Mary Kilburg, 91, of Maquoketa, passed away on Jan. 21, 2019, at Crestridge Care Center in Maquoketa. 

Milton E. “Milt” Kyarsgaard, 89, of Delmar, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday evening, Jan. 23, 2019, under the care of Hospice of Jackson County at Crestridge Nursing Home in Maquoketa, Iowa. 

William J. “Coach Bill” Fleming, 76, of Urbandale, Iowa, and formerly of Maquoketa, passed away on Thursday morning, Jan. 17, 2019, at his home.

Orville V. Gerlach, 80, of Andrew, Iowa, passed away on Friday evening, Jan. 18, 2019, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, Iowa.

Don L. McDonald, 89, of Maquoketa, passed away Saturday morning, Jan. 19, 2019, at Maquoketa Care Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Sharon Lee Rockwell Derganz, 64, of Maquoketa, passed away Sunday morning, Jan. 20, 2019, at her home in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Charles Russell Tubbs, 92, was born Feb. 2, 1926, in rural Clinton County, Iowa, on a farm between Elwood and Delmar, Iowa. His parents were Clifton and Mary (Lane) Tubbs. Charles died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at Senior Star, Davenport, Iowa.

William J. “Coach Bill” Fleming, 76, of Urbandale and formerly of Maquoketa, passed away on Thursday morning, Jan. 17, 2019, at his home in Urbandale.

Jeff Clark, 54, of Maquoketa passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, at his home in Maquoketa.

Leighton Hepker, 65, of Maquoketa, died on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at his home in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Randy McCutcheon, 64, was called and immediately left his earthly home on Jan. 12, 2019, surrounded by music to forever be in service of his Lord Jesus.

Ruth C. Anderson, 89, of Delmar, Iowa, passed away on Friday evening, Jan. 11, 2019, at the Genesis Medical Center, East Campus, in Davenport, Iowa.

Dean Krumviede, 54, of Maquoketa, passed away suddenly on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at his home in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Kathern Hunt, 83, of Omaha, Nebraska, passed away Jan. 14, 2019.

Raymond W. “Ray” Miller, 90, of Monmouth, passed away on Monday morning, Jan. 7, 2019, at his home in Monmouth, Iowa.

Gerald L. Rockwell, 81, of Maquoketa, passed away on Jan. 6, 2019, under the care of Hospice of Jackson County at Crestridge Nursing Home in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Verna G. Foster, 96, of Maquoketa, passed away on Friday evening, Jan. 4, 2019, at Maquoketa Care Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Janet K. Montgomery, 78, of Rock Island, Illinois, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at her home, surrounded by family and friends.

Lonny Ray Wilson, 78, of Bettendorf, formerly of Maquoketa, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019.

Rita Jo Clark, 83, of Sabula, Iowa, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at Mill Valley Care Center, Bellevue, Iowa.

Beverly Ann Wall, 83, of Sabula, Iowa, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at the Alverno Nursing Home, Clinton, Iowa.

Raymond W. Miller, 90, of Monmouth, passed away on Monday morning, Jan. 7, 2019, at his home in Monmouth, Iowa.

Tom J. Wirth, 80, of Elwood passed away on Sunday evening, Dec. 30, 2018, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf, Iowa.

Camilla Corwin, 87, of Rock Island, Illinois, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, in Rock Island, Illinois.

Community members lost many loved ones in 2018. Here is a look at some of those who died last year.

Janice Bruns, 80, of Clinton, Iowa, passed away at Eagle Point Nursing Home on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018.