Obituaries

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19
Mar

Merlin Rohrig

Merlin Rohrig

 

Merlin E. “Buster”  Rohrig, 67, of Hazleton, Iowa died on Sunday evening, March 16, 2014 at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence.

Funeral Service:  11:00 A.M. Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Zion Lutheran Church, Oelwein with Rev. Leo Combs-Lay officiating.

Visitation:  4:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Oelwein and for one hour before the service at the church on Thursday.

Military Service:  7:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home by the Oelwein American Legion Ross Reid Post #9.

Inurnment: Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, rural Oelwein, Iowa.

Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com.

Wed
19
Mar

John Metzger

John Metzger

 

 

John “Johnny” Metzger was born on June 1, 1921 to George and Louisa (Martie) Metzger at rural Elgin, IA. He attended school at Lime Kiln Country School, rural Elgin.

John passed away March 9, 2014 at Palmer Lutheran Hospital, West Union, IA.

John married Viola Howard on May 1, 1942 at the parsonage of the First Baptist Church, Elgin, Ia. Six children were born to this union. John farmed and drove livestock truck for his brother Ervin at Metzger Livestock, Elgin. He also worked at Hygrade Plant, Postville. In 1954 he started working for Interstate Power Company, West Union. He was employed there until retirement in 1984. He also had a tree cutting business with Bob Hanson, Elkader during those years. In 1966 John’s son, Steve and him started the Metzger Bait Shop in West Union which he still ran until 2013. Johnny mowed lawns for the elderly in Clermont until the age of 90.

Wed
19
Mar

Marian Stammeyer

Marian Stammeyer

 

 

Marian Stammeyer, age 93, of St. Lucas, Iowa, died on Friday, March 14, 2014, at the Ossian Senior Hospice in Ossian, Iowa.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Nick March at St. Luke Catholic Church in St. Lucas at 10:30 a.m. today (Wednesday, March 19).

Mass servers will be Brooke and Nathan Herold. Music will be provided by organist Kathy Meyer and St. Luke’s Choir, which will sing “Amazing Grace,” “On This Beautiful Day,” “Softly and Tenderly,” and “How Great Thou Art.” The lector will be John Stammeyer. Eucharistic ministers will be Darlene Schwamman, Barb Reicks, Richard Nienhaus, and Cora Lynch. Offertory gift bearers will be Dan Stammeyer and Mary Leah Johns.

Interment will be in St. Luke Catholic Cemetery in St. Lucas. Casket bearers are Jeff Stammeyer, Tony Stammeyer, Mike Tallman, David Stammeyer, Matt Johns and Matt Herold.

Thu
13
Mar

William Dessel

William Dessel

 

 

William Henry Dessel, 89, of Ossian, died Friday, March 7, 2014, at his home in Ossian.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 15, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Ossian. Monsignor Cletus Hawes will be the Celebrant.

  Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of services on Saturday, March 15, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Ossian,a. 

Inurnment will be held in the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Cemetery in Ossian, following the Mass of Christian Burial.

  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Ossian Ambulance Team and the Ossian Fire Department.

Schmitz-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Ossian, Iowa is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be left with www.graufuneralhomes.com

Wed
12
Mar

Wally Oxley

Wally Oxley

 

 

Wally Oxley, age 83, of Ossian, died on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at the Patty Elwood Center in Cresco.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 6, at Ossian Lutheran Church in Ossian with the Rev. David Lenth officiant.

Interment was in Greenwood Centennial Cemetery in Ossian.

The family was assisted with the arrangements by Schluter-Balik Funeral Home of Decorah.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials may be given to the Patty Elwood Center, 21668 80th Street, Cresco, IA, 52136 or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Anthony Walter “Wally” Oxley, Jr, was born on Dec. 28, 1930, the son of Anthony “Tad” and Clarissa (Rovang) Oxley, Sr., on the family farm, rural Ossian.  Wally was baptized and confirmed at the Ossian Lutheran Church. 

Wed
12
Mar

Kristine Foreman

 

Kristine (Bouska) Foreman

 

Wed
12
Mar

Jim Koch

Jim Koch

 

 

James “Jim” Henry Koch was born on January 30, 1944, to Fred and Mildred (Wetherbee) Koch at Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union, Iowa. He graduated from North High School in West Union, Iowa in 1962.

Jim passed away at the age of 70 on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Jim was united in marriage to LaVonne Knief on November 15, 1964 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Klinger, Iowa. Five children were born to this union. The couple farmed near Hawkeye for 8 years and near West Union for 41 years. Jim was recognized for his farming achievements earning the Lutheran Young Farmer Award in 1974 and Jim and his family were selected as KWWL Farm Family of the Week.

Wed
12
Mar

John Metzger

John Metzger

 

 

John Metzger, 92, of Clermont, Iowa passed away on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union, Iowa.

A public visitation will be held from 4 pm until 7 pm on Friday, March 14, 2014 at Burnham-Wood Funeral Home in West Union.

A public graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 11 am at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in rural West Union, Iowa with the Rev. Rusty Phillips officiating.

S.K. Rogers Funeral Home of West Union is in charge of the arrangements

Wed
05
Mar

Joint memorial service held for John and Barbara Loyd

 

 

Joint memorial service held for John and Barbara Loyd

 

John A. Loyd, 74, of Salem, IA, died Wednesday, February 19, 2014, from injuries sustained in a residential fire.  His wife, Barbara, died simultaneously in the tragedy.

Wed
05
Mar

Interred in West Union

 

Interred in West Union

Janet M. Buschhaus (nee Ritchie) found peace February 26, 2014 at the age of 78. 

Born in LeMars, she grew up in West Union. In 1953, she graduated from West Union High School, where she participated in many activities. To stay in touch, she and seven of her classmates began a round-robin letter over 60 years ago, and it continues to this day.

Janet married Rolf Buschhaus on June 23, 1957, at United Methodist Church in West Union.

Preceded in death by her husband Rolf and her brother Fred Ritchie. Dear mother of Ann (Allan Ries) Buschhaus, and Karl Rosemary). Loving Grandmother to Anke, and Soren Ries-Buschhaus, Octavia, Kenneth, Roland, and Torsten Buschhaus. Dear sister of Karen (Stephen) Hessl. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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