Obituaries

Wed
25
Oct

Marge Wenthe

Marge Wenthe

 

 

Marjorie Wenthe, 95, of West Des Moines and formerly of Hawkeye, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye with Rev. Jim Harbaugh officiating.  

Interment will follow at Hawkeye Cemetery. 

Friends could call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye and for one hour preceding services at the church on Wednesday.

Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com

Marjorie Marie, daughter of Rolland and Marie Mittlestedt Granger, was born Aug. 7, 1922, on the family farm in Fayette County, Iowa between Hawkeye and West Union. 

She was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in West Union.

Wed
18
Oct

Duane Walter

Duane Walter

 

 

 

Duane Clarence Walter, 87, of McGregor, Iowa died Monday, September 25, 2017 at Central Community Hospital, Elkader, Iowa. Duane was born November 28, 1929 to Clifford and Bertha (Sonstegard) Walter in rural Luana, Iowa. He attended Eno Country School through the eighth grade. Duane proudly served in the United States Army.

Wed
18
Oct

Mary Lou Meyer

Mary Lou Meyer

 

 

Mary Lou Meyer, 89, of West Union died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, at her home in West Union. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, Oct. 18) at Holy Name Catholic Church in West Union. 

Interment will be held in the West Union Cemetery following Mass. 

Visitation was to be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home in West Union. There was to be a 4 p.m. rosary and a 7 p.m. Scripture service at the funeral home on Tuesday.

Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Services of West Union is assisting the family with arrangements.

Wed
18
Oct

Bonnie Blue

Bonnie Blue

 

 

Bonnie M. Blue, 71, of Arlington, Iowa died Thursday afternoon, October 12, 2017 at Unity Point – Allen Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa.

 

Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. Monday, October 16, 2017 at St. John Lutheran Church in Arlington with Pastor Margaret Yackel-Juleen officiating.

Visitation: 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. Sunday at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Arlington and after 9:30 A.M. Monday at the church.

Interment: Long Grove Cemetery, Maynard, Iowa.

 

Memorials may be directed in her name to St. John Lutheran Church or Arlington EMS.

Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

 

Wed
18
Oct

Ruth Friederich

Ruth Friederich

 

 

Ruth Marie Friederich, 82 of Elgin died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at Gundersen Lutheran Health System in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

Ruth was born May 12, 1935 in rural Clayton County. She was the daughter of William and Bertha (Hofer) Rainey. 

She graduated from Elgin High School in 1954. 

On March 31, 1955 she was united in marriage to Russell Friederich at the Elgin Lutheran Church. 

Ruth worked as the Elgin City librarian and then she owned and operated the Friederich Insurance Agency in Clermont and Elgin with her son, Steven. 

Ruth was a very caring woman, a great cook and enjoyed hosting large family Christmas celebrations. She loved to golf and was a club champion numerous times at the Elkader Golf Course and Pleasant Valley Sport Course. She liked bowling, crossword puzzles, slots at the boat, Yahtzee, attending auctions and reading. She was a good mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. 

Wed
11
Oct

Armella Zweibohmer

Armella Zweibohmer

 

 

     Armella Zweibohmer, age 91, of Decorah, IA, died on Monday, October 2, 2017, at Aase Haugen in Decorah, IA.

Wed
11
Oct

Dale Halverson

Dale Halverson

 

 

 

Dale Dwight Halverson, 86, of West Union, Iowa died Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society in West Union, Iowa. Dale was born September 8, 1931 to Elmer and Maude (Sprague) Halverson on a farm near Calmar, Iowa. Dale graduated from West Union High School in 1949. He attended Boys State and was the Homecoming King.

  Dale was united in marriage with Lois Ann Hegland on October 8, 1950 at Zion Lutheran Church.  Lois passed away in January of 1986. Dale was then united in marriage with Marjorie Marie (Quinn) Dunt on May 16, 1992. Dale was confirmed in the Methodist church and after his marriage to Lois, became a longtime member of the Zion Lutheran Church.  Dale was unable to locate a record of his original baptism and renewed his baptism on April 19, 2009 at Zion, surrounded by his grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Wed
11
Oct

Dr. Rudy Kraus

Dr. Rudy Kraus

 

 

Dr. Rudolph “Rudy” R. Kraus, 75, of Fayette died Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital and Clinics in West Union surrounded by his loving family.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fayette with Rev. Don Komboh and Rev. James Brokman concelebrating.

Military Rites were conducted by American Legion Post 339 of Fayette following Mass. 

In accordance with Rudy’s wishes, following the services his body was deeded to the University of Iowa for the advancement of medical research.

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

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

Wed
11
Oct

Joan Martin

Joan Martin

 

 

Joan Martin, age 83, of West Union, IA (formerly of Calmar), died peacefully with her family by her side on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital in West Union.

A graveside service was held Tuesday, Oct. 3, at St. Aloysius Catholic Cemetery in Calmar. The Rev. Donald Hawes officiated.

Casket bearers were Charles Barr, Gene Houdek, John Paul, and Tom Price.

Arrangements were handled by Schluter-Balik Funeral Home, French Chapel, in Calmar.

Joan Ann Martin was born at home in Calmar, IA on Nov. 18,1933 to Charles and Marcella (Houdek) Barr. 

She attended school in Calmar.  

She met her soulmate and the love of her life, Robert “Bob” Martin at Art’s Roller Rink in Ossian. 

On March 26, 1951, Robert and Joan were united in marriage at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Clermont by Father Robert Cooney. This union was blessed with two daughters: Patricia Ann and Donna Jean.  

Wed
04
Oct

Rudolph Kraus

Rudolph Kraus

 

 

Dr. Rudolph Kraus, 75, of Fayette, died Monday, October 2, 2017, at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospitals and Clinics in West Union. Arrangements are pending with Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Fayette. Please check www.beckermilnesrettig.com or call 563-578-3451 for further information. 

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