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Page 2A Life Crossings K:t,o,a Obituaries Eldon R. Miller 1915-2002 Eldon R. Miller, 86, of Kalona, died Sunday, June 9, 2002, at Pleasantview Home, Kalona, fol- lowing a brief illness. Services are Thursday, June 13, at 1:30 p.m. in Fairview Mennonite Church, rural Kalona, with Pastor David L. Yoder and Phil Schrock officiat- ing. Burial is in Fairview Cemetery, rural Kalona. Visitation was Wednesday, June 12, from 1-8 p.m. in Peterseim Funeral Home, Kalona, with the family present from 1-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Born December 3, 1915 in Sharon Center, Johnson County, he was the son of Eli and Anna (Gingerich) Miller. He graduated from Sharon Center High School. Mr. Miller and Gladys Hagenbuch were united in mar- riage November 8, 1936 in Kahoka, Missouri. He was owner of Eldon Miller Trucking in Iowa City until 1963 when the couple moved to Kansas City where Mr. Miller owned and operated American Bulk Transport. He was a member of the American Trucking Society and served as treasurer of the Southwest Blvd. Business Association, was chairman of the Westside Fountain Committee and treasurer of the Westside Action Network, all in Kansas City Missouri. Mr. Miller attended Country Club Christian Church in Kansas City The Eldon and Gladys Miller Foundation was a major contrib- utor to Phase One of the Eldon R. Miller Pleasantview Home building project which includes the chapel. The contribution was made in honor of Mr. Miller's parents, Eli and Anna (Gingerich) Miller. Survivors include his wife, Gladys Miller of Kalona; a sister, Cora Frey of Wellman; two brothers, Paul L. (Dutch) and wife Nina Miller of Wellman and Monroe G. and wife Emma Jean Miller of Kalona; one brother-in. law, Truman Schrock of Kalona; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brothel, George Miller, and two sisters, Ella Miller and Nettle Schrock. Memorials may be directed to the Pleasantview Building Fund and the American Trucking Society. Peterseim Funeral Service, KaIona, in charge of arrange- ments. Donald Wayne Stagner 1927-2002 Donald Stagner Survivors include his wife, Maxine of Columbus Junction; two daughters, Kevan and hus- band Rodney Yoder of Camp Crook, South Dakota and Connie and Wes Miller of Kalona; one son and daughter-in-law, Andy and Cheryl Stagner of Columbus Junction; five grandchildren, Michelle, Crystal and Rebecca Miller and Ashley and Lucas Stagner; and four step grandchil- dren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Memorials may be directed to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Peterseim Funeral Service, Kalona, in charge of arrange- ments. Donald Wayne Stagner, 74, of Columbus Junction died Saturday, June 8, 2002 at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Visitation is Thursday, June 13, from 3-8 p.m. in Peterseim Funeral Home, Kalona. The fam- ily will be present from 6-8 p.m. Services are Friday, June 14, at 10:30 a.m. in Peterseim Funeral Home with the Reverend Mike Orthel officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Sharon Hill Cemetery, Kalona. Family and friends will gather in Kalona United Methodist Church following the service. Born July 31, 1927 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, he was the son of Don Cleo and Mildred (Reid) Stagner. He grew up on his parents' farm south of Wellman and attended Summit Township School. Mr. Stagner served in the United States Army from 1945- 1947. He was united in marriage to Maxine Hudson January 20, 1950 in Washington. The couple lived in the Wellman community Mr. Stagner worked at Amana Refrigeration for 22 years and aided his mother in managing the farm after his father died. In 1972 he established his own farm southwest of Columbus Junction. He retired from farm- ing in 1985. He enjoyed the out- doors, hunting, fishing and boat- ing with family and friends. Walter E Krueger 1915-2002 Lone Tree, in charge of arrange- ments. THE KALONA NEWS (USPS 289-560) Ronald C.'and Helen Slechta Editors and Publishers Kalona, Iowa 52247 Ph..319-656-2273 Fax 319-656-2299 Established 1891 Postmaster: Send address changes to Kalona News, P.O. Box 430, Kalona, Iowa 52247. Official paper for City of Kalonal Washington County, and Mid-Prairie School District. (319) 648-5555 • (t30 Hwy. 22 Rixerside Subscription Rates: $31.00 per year in Washington, Keokuk, Johnson, and Iowa counties. $33.00 per year elsewhere in Iowa $36.00 Out-of-state $50.00 in Hawaii or Alaska $62.00 in Canada Other foreign countries quoted separately. Entered at the post office at Kalona, Iowa tor transmission through the mail as Periodical class matter under the act of congress of Augt,st 24, 1912 and as amended by the acts of March 3, 1933 and July 2, 1948. Periodical class postage paid at the Kalona, Iowa Post Office. Published every Thursday. To insure publication in any given week, display advertising must be placed before Monday at noon of the week of publication and classified ads must be in by 5 p.m.on Monday of the week of publication. The publishers reserve the right to reject any advertising or news matter or cancel the same at any time. ,'l Walter E Krueger, 87, of Lone Tree died Wednesday, June 5, 2002 in Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, following a sudden illness. Services were Friday, June 7, in the United Presbyterian Church, Lone Tree, with the Reverend Ann Rouse officiating. Burial was in the Lone Tree Cemetery Casketbearers were the grandchildren. Born January 24, 1915 in Johnson County, he was the son of Charles P. and Augusta (Schurkey) Krueger. He was united in marriage to Gladys D. Attig October 10, 1936 in Lone Tree. Mr. Krueger was a farmer in the Lone Tree area his entire life. He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church and the Farm Bureau. He enjoyed woodworking and being a greeter at the D&J Tree Farm. Survivors include his wife, Gladys, of Lone Tree; five sons, Ronald D. and wife Beverly Krueger of Lone Tree, Duane K. Krueger of Lawler, Alan L. and wife Judy Krueger of New Martinsville, West Virginia, Dwight D. and wife Julie Krueger of Nichols and Ray E. Krueger of Maleny, Australia; fifteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Freda Waterhouse and Susie Krueger in infancy Memorials may be directed to the United Presbyterian Church of Lone Tree or Lone Tree Fire and Rescue. Sorden-Lwis Funeral Home, Daniel Christian Achterhof 2000-2002 Daniel Christian Achterhof, 2, of Estherville, died Friday, June 7, 2002 in Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbm; Michgan. Services were Wednesday, June 12 in Grandview Baptist Church, Estherville, with Pastor Joel Jorgenson officiating. Burial was in East Side Cemetery, Estherville. Pallbearers were Lance Hall, Chad Hall, Ray Schwaller and Steve Schwaller. Honorary pallbearers were Tod Gottsche and Bill Hall. Born August 26, 2000 in Brookings, South Dakota, he was the son of Troy and Robin (Gottsche) Achterhof. Master Achterhof enjoyed music md dancing at an early age. He loved to dance to the Beach Boys mad play with his toy lawn mowel: Survivors include his mother, Robin (Gottsche) Achterhof of Esthervi'lle; his father, Troy Achterhof of Huron, South Dakota; grandparents, Richard and Ruth Gottsche of Estherville and Doug and Karen Achterhof of Wellman; three great aunts, Sharon Ferguson of Estherville, Sandy and husband Bill Hall of Algona, Elaine and husband Ray Schwaller of Spirit Lake; two aunts, Tara and husband Vic Garrett of Missouri and Kona Achterhof of Montana; a great uncle, Bruce Gottsche of Minneapolis, Minnesota; an uncle, Kley Achterhof of Colorado; great grandparents, Floyd Miller of Estherville, Gertrude Gottsche of Spirit Lake, Jean Achterhof of Sioux Center and Dale Neier of Newton, Kansas; and a great-great aunt, Dorothy Boyer of Lake Park. He was preceded in death by an uncle, Rod Gottsche; a great grand- mother, Stella Miller and two great grandfathers, Floyd Gottsche and Lawrence Achterhof. Schuchert Funeral Home, Estherville, in charge of arrange- ments. Elizabeth LaVarge Cramer 1942-2002 Elizabeth LaVarge Cramel, 60, of Lone Tree died Tuesday, June 4, 2002 in her home in Lone Tree following a battle with cancer. Private family memorial ser- vices will be held at a later date. There was no visitation. Born March 20, 1942 in Norwich, Connecticut, she was the daughter of Charles and Harriet LaVarge. He was united in marriage to Barton Cramer June 12, 1963. Mrs. Cramer received her Bachelor of Science Degree in nursing from Boston University in 1964 and her Ph.D. in Public Health Nursing in 1994 from Texas Women's University Her research was in domestic vio- lence.  Mrs. Cramer was a member of the Quilt Guild of Iowa City and Sigma Theta Tau - Nursing Honorary Survivors include her hus- band, Barton Cramer of Lone Tree, a daughter, Elizabeth and husband David Cash of Austin, Texas and a son, Charles Cramer of Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Elizabeth Cramer her parents, Charles and Harriet LaVarge of Norwich and a brother, Philip LaVarge, also of Norwich. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Iowa City Sorden-Lewis Funeral Home, Lone Tree in charge of arrange- ments. Ways, guests visit Nauvoo they went to Michigan to visit Mr. Reeve's sister and family prior to traveling east. Smith Nathan and Dana Smith of Kalona are the parents of a 6 lbs. 14.5 oz. daughter, Macey Moore Smith, born June 7, 2002. She was welcomed by a sisteL Delaney Marie Smith. Grandparents are Keith and Diane Davisson of Kalona, Steve and Joyce Smith of Washington, Donnie Wonderlich and RenElla Crawford of Ollie and George Crawford of Wayland. Great grandparents are Doris Moore of Kalona, Verl and Myra Davisson of Hills and Dale Smith of Washington. Douthit John and Noelle Douthit of Troy, Kansas are the parents of a 7 lbs. 9.6 oz. daughter, Adelayn Malayna Grace, born May 29, 2002. Grandparents are Jim and Chris Roberts of Riverside. Great grandparents are Clara Messner of West Liberty and Leah Roberts of Kalona. Martin Tiffany and Edward Martin of Decorah are the parents of a 6 lbs. 5 oz. daughter, Beatrice Curtis Martin, born May 28, 2002. She was welcomed by a sisteL Larissa (Lara). Grandparents are Gary and Rebecca Curtis of Iowa City and Hilton and Lisa Martin of Englewood, Colorado. Great grandparents are Bud Wieck of DeWitt, Margaret Curtis of Apache Junction, Arizona and Billie and Betty Martin of Denver, Colorado. Stoltzfus Todd and Myrna Stoltzfus of Sarasota, Florida are the parents of an 8 lbs. 5 oz. daughter, Emerald Nichole, born May 23, 2002. She was welcomed by two brothers, Elliot and Ethan. Grandparents are Marvin and Zelda Stoltzfus and Ransford and Iris Nicholson, all of Sarasota. Great grandparents are Alvin Stoltzfus and Velma Yoder of Pleasantview Home, Kalona. Miller Kevin and Brenda Miller of Wellman are the parents of a 6 lbs. 9 oz. son, Brody Kevin, born May 22, 2002. MI: and Mrs. Darin Reeve and son Logan of Logan, Utah accompanied Mrs. Reeve's broth- eL Ben Bigelow of Irving, Texas visited a few days with their uncle and aunt, Eugene and Elda Way of Kalona. During their stay, the group drove to Nauvoo, Illinois where they toured the newly construct- ed Mormon Temple. The Reeves are moving from Logan, Utah to New Hampshire where Mr. Reeve will be employed. After leaving Kalona, Services Grandparent Sharon Miller Betty Smith of: Great and Leta Bill and Wellman. We a gift for sllra Register you'll Free Norltake StOlleWare, Mlkasa, corclle, Cutlery, lk)oks, Ace is Hal ; Kalona Craft ! 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