Obituaries

12/17/2018 - 11:26am
Irma Mary Luzum, 93, of St. Lucas, died peacefully Dec. 9, 2018, in her home.  Mass of Christian Burial was in St. Luke Catholic Church in St. Lucas Monday, Dec. 17, at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Aaron Junge presiding and Deacon Jim Zajicek. Burial was in the St. Luke Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Schluter – Balik Funeral Home in Decorah. The full obituary appears...
12/10/2018 - 2:40pm
Dean Houdek, 88, of Spillville, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at his home in Spillville. Dean’s wishes were that there be no formal services; there will be a private family service at a later date. Dean Jerome Houdek was born Sept. 24, 1930, to Jerome and Alice (Reazak) Houdek. Please read more in the Calmar Courier.
11/19/2018 - 3:14pm
Michael L. Lechtenberg, 64, of Festina, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 at his home. Mass of Christian Burial was at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Festina Thursday, Nov. 15, at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Dan Knipper presiding and burial in Our Lady of Seven Dolors Cemetery. Music was by organist Jeanette Dietzenbach, cantors Cindy Schissel...
11/19/2018 - 3:13pm
Darwin Richard Linderbaum, 64, of Ossian, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, following a brief illness. Visitation was Sunday, Nov. 18, from 3 to 6 p.m., at Schmitz-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Ossian and one hour before services at the church Monday. Funeral Services were Monday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m., at Stavanger Lutheran Church, rural...
11/05/2018 - 2:02pm
Elaine Syverson, 92, of Decorah, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, at Aase Haugen Senior Services in Decorah. The Service Celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ for Elaine Syverson was at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at Springfield Lutheran Church in Decorah with the Rev. Anita Nuetzman presiding, organist Lorraine Meyer and soloists Don DiLaura and...
11/05/2018 - 2:01pm
Thomas (Tom) William Welch, 70, passed away after a short cancer-related illness at Eastern Star Home in Decorah, where he had lived since mid-September 2018. No church or memorial services are planned. Read more in the Nov. 6 edition of the Calmar Courier. 
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