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Donna M. Burke, 54

Donna M. Burke, age 54, of New Hampton, passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at MercyOne North Iowa Hospice from unexpected complications of an aneurysm.

Adolph Donald (Don) Swenson, 91

Adolph Donald (Don) Swenson, age 91 of Alta Vista, passed away on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at Colonial Manor in Elma.

Leo H. Rasing, 88

Leo H. Rasing, age 88 of New Hampton, passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at New Hampton Nursing and Rehab surrounded by his family.

Donald Dean LaRue, 83

Donald Dean LaRue, age 83 of Nashua, died Thursday, March 18, 2021, at UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital in Waterloo. 

Cora LaVonne Hartson, 85

Cora LaVonne Hartson, age 85 of Fredericksburg, passed away peacefully Monday, March 15, 2021, at UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital in Waterloo. Due to complications from emergency surgery late Saturday night.

Francis M. Zeien, 89

Francis M. Zeien, age 89 of New Hampton, passed away unexpectedly and peacefully at home on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.

Larry L. Wright, 78

Larry L. Wright, age 78 of Northwood, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 in Fort Myers, Florida after a courageous battle with COVID-19.

Dorothy L. Nystel, 67

Dorothy L. Nystel, age 67, of New Hampton, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Thursday, March 11, 2021.

Nichole “Nikki ” Lee Schluetter, 41

Nichole “Nikki ” Lee Schluetter, age 41 of New Hampton, died peacefully and surrounded by her family on Friday, March 12, 2021, at the Hospice Home in Waterloo.

Fred Harlan Emkes, 83

Fred Harlan Emkes, age 83 of Cedar Falls, passed away on Saturday, March 6, 2021, at the Martin Suites at Western Home Communities.
He was born November 13, 1937, in Grundy Center, son of Anton and Jennie (Hempen) Emkes.

Merle Francis Roths, 97

Merle Francis Roths, 97, passed away peacefully Monday, February 8, 2021, at the Vinton Lutheran Home.

Shirley A. Ptacek, 87

Shirley A. Ptacek, age 87, of Cresco and formerly of Lourdes, passed away on Monday, March 8, 2021 at Howard County Regional Health Services in Cresco.

Myrtle Rosonke, 90

Myrtle Rosonke, age 90 of New Hampton, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.

Raymond James Nelson, 65

A memorial motorcycle ride and service will be held in June for Raymond James Nelson, 65, Charles City, who died Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, at his home.
Raymond James, son of Clifford and Racine (Pulse) Nelson, was born Dec. 18, 1955.

Kenneth "Kenny" William Hackman, 75

Kenneth "Kenny" William Hackman, age 75 of Ankeny, formerly of New Hampton, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, in Des Moines.

Duane Wilkens, 70

Duane Wilkens, age 70 of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at MercyOne New Hampton Medical Center.

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