Obituaries

Wed
05
Nov

Roger Allan Halvorson

Roger Halvorson

 

 

Roger Allan Halvorson, 80, of Marquette, formerly of Monona, died on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at his home in Marquette. He was a former longtime state representative.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Monona.

Interment with military honors will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be on Friday, Nov. 7, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Monona. There will also be a one-hour visitation before services at the church on Saturday.

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Monona, is helping the family w

Wed
05
Nov

Robert Pritchard

Robert "Bob" Pritchard

 

 

Robert “Bob” Pritchard, 64, of Colwell, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, at his home.

There will be Celebration of Life held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at the VFW, 1505 North Grand, in Charles City.

Wed
05
Nov

Kenneth Meyer

Kenneth Meyer

 

 

Kenneth Lewis Meyer passed away on Monday, October 27, 2014 at his home in West Union.

Kenny was born on June 25, 1933 to William P. and Charlotte M. (Hanson) Meyer in Dover Township, Fayette County, Iowa.

He was baptized on July 23, 1933 and confirmed on Palm Sunday in 1947 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Eldorado.

He graduated from West Union High School in 1952.

Kenny was united in marriage to Eileen Pape on June 12, 1954 at St. Peter in Eldorado. Two children were born to this union; Sheryl Ann and Steven Kenneth.

Kenny and Eileen lived in Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, until May 1955 while Kenny was in the Army.

The couple farmed for 34 years on Eileen’s family farm near Eldorado. They were the 4th generation to live on the farm. In 1984, Kenny and Eileen were honored as Fayette County Distinguished Dairymen.

Wed
05
Nov

Bill Grimes

Bill Grimes

 

 

Bill B. Grimes, 71, passed away on October 24, 2014 at his home in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

Bill, the son of Harry (deceased) and Arliss Grimes was born October 9, 1943, in West Union, Iowa. 

He graduated from North High School in 1961 and Iowa State University in 1965 with a degree in Landscape Architecture.

Bill was united in marriage to Judy Galati in April 1967 in Charleston, West Virginia.

Throughout his career Bill designed parks, campgrounds, and worked with private companies in land restoration.  He retired from the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management Colorado office and Northwest U.S. Territory.

Bill was a talented artist. He painted natural landscapes and created stained glass pieces, many shared with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Judy, two sons, Tim (Lynn) Grimes and Matt (Calla) Grimes, and three grandchildren, Brandt, Theo, and Elly all of Jackson, WY. 

Wed
05
Nov

Branden Samuel

Branden Samuel

 

 

Branden Tyler Samuel, son of Jonica and the late Garret Paris, passed away on Saturday, November 1, 2014, from injuries sustained from an automobile accident near Oelwein.

Branden was born on February 26, 1994 in Culpepper, Virginia to Jonica Todd. The family later moved to Wadena where Branden graduated from Valley High School in 2012.

After high school, Branden joined and was currently serving in the Army National Guard.

He recently worked for Webb Concrete of Independence.

Branden enjoyed life and loved helping people and making them laugh.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church of West Union.

Wed
29
Oct

Ricky Bowers

Ricky Bowers

 

 

Ricky Bowers, 58, of Hawkeye, died under hospice care on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at his home in Hawkeye.

Funeral services were held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 25, 2014, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye with Rev. David R. Nelson officiating.  Interment followed at Hawkeye Cemetery.  Friends called from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 24th at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye and for one hour preceding services at the church on Saturday.

Memorial donations may be given to the family for later designation or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com.

Ricky Ray, son of Archie and Dorothy Warnke Bowers, was born October 19, 1956, at Sumner, Iowa.

He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye and graduated from North High School in 1974.

Wed
29
Oct

Kevin Amundson

Kevin Amundson

 

 

Kevin Ray Amundson, 58, of West Union passed away on Monday, October 20, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Health System in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 24, 2014, at Zion Lutheran Church in West Union with Rev. Nancy Larson officiating.

Burial followed in Wadena Cemetery, Wadena, Iowa.

A public visitation was held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2014, at Burnham-Wood Funeral Home in West Union.

Kevin was born on April 10, 1956, to Kenneth and Ruth (Westpfahl) Amundson. He was raised on a dairy farm near Clermont, Iowa, and graduated from Valley Community Schools in 1974. He went on to earn a degree in dairy science from Iowa State University.

On July 10, 1976, Kevin was united in marriage with Dianne Thompson at Elgin Lutheran Church in Elgin, Iowa. Three children were born to this union.

Wed
29
Oct

Bryan Schmitt

Bryan Schmitt

 

 

Bryan “Tiny” Schmitt, 67, of Wadena, Iowa, peacefully passed away surrounded by his family after a brief battle with cancer on Wednesday morning, October 22, 2014, at Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union.

Mass of Christian Burial:  11:00 A.M. Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Volga with Rev. Paul Peters officiating.

Visitation:  3:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Friday at Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Arlington and for one hour before the service at the church on Saturday.

Military Honors by the Wadena American Legion Auxiliary.

Interment:  St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Wadena, Iowa.

A memorial fund has been established.

Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com.

Wed
22
Oct

Kyle Quass

Kyle Quass

 

 

Kyle L. Quass, 45, of Ossian, died Monday, October 13, at his home. 

Memorial Services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, at Stavanger Lutheran Church, Ossian. Rev. Wayne Ellingson was the officiant.

Visitation was held from 3 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17, at Stavanger Lutheran Church in Ossian, and one-hour before services were held at the church on Saturday, Oct. 18.

Inurnment was held in the Stavanger Lutheran Cemetery.

Schmitz-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Ossian assisted the family with the arrangements.

Kyle Layne, the son of Dale and Phyllis (Hamre) Quass, was born April 4, 1969 in Decorah, Iowa.  He was baptized and confirmed at Stavanger Lutheran Church. Kyle graduated from South Winneshiek High School in 1987.

He farmed with his family south of Ossian.

Wed
22
Oct

Eunice Zweibohmer

Eunice Zweibohmer

 

 

Eunice M. Zweibohmer, 78, of Ossian, died Monday, Oct. 13, at her home in Ossian. 

Visitation was held at 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at Schmitz-Grau Funeral Home is Ossian. There was a Catholic Daughters of the America’s Rosary Service held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15 and a Scripture Service held at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. There was also a one-hour visitation held before Mass time at the funeral home on Thursday, Oct. 16.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Ossian.

Interment was held at the church cemetery.

Schmitz-Grau Funeral Home assisted the family with the arrangements.

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