March 16 funeral announcements

A Winthrop woman, 78 year old Elinor "Ellie" Biekert, died Monday. A private family service will be held at the Church of Christ United in Winthrop. Burial in Fairview cemetery in Winthrop. Fawcett Schmitz funeral home in Winthrop is assisting the family.


Services for a Decorah man, 60 year old David Sutton, are Thursday at 2pm at St. Benedict's Catholic church in Decorah. Visitation is 11am until service time Thursday at the church. Schluter Balik funeral home is handling the arrangements.


Services for a Guttenberg woman, 91 year old Shirley Kann, are Friday at 2pm at St. Mary's Catholic church in Guttenberg. Burial in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 12noon until 2pm Friday at the church. Tuecke Allyn funeral home in Guttenberg is handling the arrangements.

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