Obituaries

Wed
05
Jun

Visitation Thursday for Don Reeder

 

Visitation Thursday for Don Reeder

Robert D. “Don” Reeder, 89, of Elgin, died May 28, 2013, at his home following a short illness. 

A visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at the Legion Hall in Elgin. 

A private family graveside service will be held later.

Assisting the family with arrangements is Iowa Cremation of Cedar Rapids.

Don was born Aug. 3, 1923, in West Union to Robert and Anna (Sorenson) Reeder.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the 75th Infantry during the Battle of the Bulge.  

On May 12, 1948, Don married Eva Verna Boyer in Brainard, Ia. 

He farmed in the Elgin area all of his adult life and was also the postal custodian in Oelwein for many years. 

Don was a member of First Baptist Church in West Union and American Legion Post 352 in Elgin. 

Wed
05
Jun

Lamphier services set for Friday, June 7

 

Lamphier services set for Friday, June 7

Harry D. Lamphier, 78, died Sunday, June 2, 2013, at his home in Fayette.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 7, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon. 

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 6, also at St. John's Lutheran Church in Waukon.

Hanson Funeral Home in Waukon is assisting the family with arrangements.

Harry Del Lamphier was born March 23, 1935, in Lima to Joy and Bonnie (Knoebel) Lamphier. 

After his graduation from Fayette High School in 1953, he served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955, spending most of his enlistment in Germany. 

Following his military service, Harry attended Upper Iowa University in Fayette, graduating in 1959. Upon completing his Bachelor of Arts degree in education, he attended Winona State University in Mankato, Minn., where he earned his master’s degree in administration.

Wed
05
Jun

Former Fayette man interred in Atlantic

 

Former Fayette man interred in Atlantic

Everett G. Faust, 87, of Atlantic, formerly of Fayette, died Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at Heritage House in Atlantic. 

Funeral services were held Friday, May 31, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Atlantic.

A private family burial was in the Atlantic Cemetery.

Hockenberry Family Care Funeral Home in Atlantic was in charge of arrangements.  

Everett George Faust, or “Red” as he was known to friends, was born April 8, 1926, in Wessington Springs, S.D. He was the fourth son of William and Alvina (Begalske) Faust. 

At the age of 10 he moved with his family to a farm near Fayette. He attended and graduated from Fayette High School in 1943. 

Everett entered the armed services and spent the next three years traveling throughout California, the Philippine Islands and Japan with a special service entertainment division of the U.S. States Army. 

Wed
05
Jun

Celebration of Life service held Saturday

 

Celebration of Life service held Saturday

A Celebration of Life service for Eula Lee Larson, 76, of West Union was held Saturday, June 1, at West Clermont Lutheran Church in Clermont.  

Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Clermont, Iowa is handling the arrangements.

Eula Lee Larson, 76, of West Union died Monday, May 27, 2013, at her daughter’s home in West Union.  

Eula Lee, the daughter of George and Lula (Nading) Weyant, was born March 11, 1937, on a farm near Edgewood.  

She attended school in Fayette.  

She was united in marriage with Laverne Thomas Larson on Sept. 15, 1956, at West Clermont Lutheran Church in Clermont.  

Eula and Laverne owned and operated the Clermont Café, a grocery store in Earlville, the Humboldt Hilton in Humboldt, Ariz.. In addition, Eula babysat in her home for many years in Prescott, Ariz.

Wed
05
Jun

Fox services held Monday in Fayette

 

Fox services held Monday in Fayette

Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Fox, 86, of Oelwein, formerly of Randalia, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Oelwein Healthcare Center in Oelwein.

Funeral services were held Monday, June 3, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fayette.

Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, rural Westgate.

Geilenfeld Funeral Home, Oelwein, handled the arrangements.

Mary Elizabeth (Woods) Fox was born Nov. 9, 1926, in Delaware County to John and Sadie (Burke) Woods.

She graduated from Randalia High School in 1945.

On Nov. 29, 1945, Betty and Sheldon Fox were married at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fayette. 

Betty was a farm wife and a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, fishing and playing cards.

Preceding her in death were her parents; a daughter, Debra Nefzger; a great-granddaughter; and two brothers, Don Woods and Paul Woods.

Wed
05
Jun

Adaline Westendorf, 90

 

Adaline Westendorf, 90

Funeral services held June 1 for Adaline Westendorf, 90

Adaline M. Westendorf, 90, of West Union died Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 1, at United Methodist Church in West Union with the Rev. Scott Keele Kober officiating. 

Interment was in the Alpha Cemetery. 

 

Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye was in charge of arrangements. 

Adaline Mae (McIntyre) Westendorf, daughter of William and Agnes (Sellers) McIntyre, was born Oct. 29, 1922, in Fayette County. 

She attended country schools in the county and received her G.E.D. in the early 1970s. 

On March 25, 1946, she was united in marriage with Gerald H. Westendorf at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. 

Over the years, Adaline had worked at Bealmer’s in West Union, a café in Hawkeye, assisted with elections, and worked for the Census Bureau. 

Wed
29
May

Marie Tessmer services set for Thursday

 

Marie Tessmer services set for Thursday

Marie G. Tessmer, 91, of Clermont died Sunday, May 26, 2013, at Good Samaritan Society – Postville.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 30, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye. 

Interment will be at Alpha Cemetery. 

Friends may call from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye and for one hour preceding services at the funeral home on Thursday. 

Marie Gertrude (Schuldt) Tessmer, daughter of Heinrich and Martha (Schmaedeke) Schuldt, was born Jan. 16, 1922, in Readlyn. She was baptized at home on the same day by the Rev. C. Meyer. 

She was confirmed April 5, 1936, at St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner by the Rev. C.J. Mardorf. 

Marie received her education in the Sumner schools, graduating from Sumner High School in 1939. She received business training in Waterloo after high school.

Wed
29
May

Services pending

 

Services pending

Eula Lee Larson, 76, of West Union died Monday, May 27, 2013. 

Funeral arrangements are pending with Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Clermont.

 
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24
May

Chuck Broghammer

Wed
22
May

Mass of Christian Burial celebrated for Ft. Atkinson man

 

Mass of Christian Burial celebrated for Ft. Atkinson man

Sam Franzen, 86, of Fort Atkinson died Sunday, May 12, 2013, at his home.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by the Rev. Nick March on Thursday, May 16, at St. Luke Catholic Church in St. Lucas.

Interment was in the church cemetery with military rites conducted by Aloysius Schmitt American Legion Post 691 of St. Lucas and Helof Holm VFW Post 1977 of Decorah. Casket bearers were Mark Sweitzer, Joe Moellers, James Kroeger, John Hill, Gene Gordy, and Michael Bedard.

Arrangements were handled by Schluter-Balik Funeral Home in Fort Atkinson.

Eligius John “Sam” Franzen was born on May 29, 1926, to Joseph H. and Johanna (Baumler) Franzen in the same Fort Atkinson home in which he died.  

He attended school at St. Luke’s Catholic School in St. Lucas.  

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