Mary Lou Greco, 80, of rural Maynard, died on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Jan. 18, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein with the Rev. Paul McManus and Deacon Jim Patera officiating.
Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Oelwein.
A memorial fund has been established for Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein assisted the family with the arrangements.
Mary Lou Taylor was born on March 17, 1933, in Oelwein, the daughter of Jay and Lucille (Nank) Taylor.
She received her education at the Maynard schools and graduated in the West Central Class of 1951. Mary Lou was united in marriage to Peter John Greco on Aug. 17, 1957, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein. They lived and farmed in rural Maynard for 56 years.
Sue M. Hansmeier, 67, of Waukon, IA, died Monday, February 17, 2014, at her home in Waukon. Memorial services were held Wednesday, February 19th, at 7:00 PM at Echo Valley Banquet Center in West Union, IA. Pastor Galen Smith officiated. Friends called from 3:00 PM until the time of service Wednesday at the Echo Valley Banquet Center. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon was in charge of arrangements.
Thomas Joseph Durnan, 70, of West Union, passed away at his home on Thursday, February 20, 2014. A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.
Thomas Joseph Durnan was born on March 21, 1943 in Ossian, IA, the son of Philip and Lena (Sanquist) Durnan. He proudly served his country in the US Navy after high school. He married his wife, Karen on October 24, 1990 in Woodstock, IL.
Thomas is survived by his wife, Karen; daughter, Christina “Tina” (Randy) Nau of Tipton; son, Thomas Joseph “T.J.” (Jenny) Durnan of Seattle, WA; grandsons, Corey Nau of Avondale, AZ, Garrett Nau of Tipton; sister, Marilee Jensen of Phoenix, AZ; brother, Laurence Durnan of Waterloo; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Thomas was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Beverly Reeves and Phyllis Marsden; brothers, Jerald, Daniel, and David Durnan.
Rita M. Bushman, 88, of Ossian, passed away Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at Gunderson Health Systems in LaCrosse, Wis.
Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the Schmitz-Grau Funeral Home in Ossian and one hour before services at the church on Wednesday. There will be a 3:30 p.m. Catholic Daughters Rosary Service and a 6:30 p.m. Scripture Service at the funeral home on Tuesday.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Ossian with Monsignor Cletus Hawes as celebrant.
Inurnment will be held at a later date in the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Cemetery in Ossian.
Robert W. Robinson, 91, of Creston, died Thursday, February 13, 2014 at the Creston Nursing and Rehab Center in Creston. There will be no visitation or funeral service at this time. There will be a private committal service at the Hawkeye Cemetery at a later date. Powers Funeral Home in Creston is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be given in Robert’s name to either the First United Methodist Church in Creston, or the Bella Vista Community Church in Bella Vista, Arkansas. Online condolences can be given at www.powersfh.com.
Rosemary Annette Hyman was born in Utica, Illinois on January 28, 1922. She died February 8, 2014. She was the daughter of Thomas and Anna Nelson Pfund. She attended Hawkeye Public School graduating in 1939.
On May 13, 1943 she married Raymond Hyman in San Rafael, California. After Ray’s discharge from the Air Force, they returned to farm the home place in Hawkeye, Iowa until their retirement.
She was preceeded in death by her husband Ray Sr., her son Ray Jr., her brother Tom and her sisters Norma, Jean and Jane, and Margaret. Her survivors include her daughters Diane (Harlan) Fels of Bloomington, IL, Susan (Dana) Rauch of Toddville, IA, and Martha Koch of Kittredge, CO. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren.
Robert “Glen” Medberry, 89, of Elgin passed away Monday, February 10, 2014 at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette, Iowa. Robert Glen, the son of James and Agnes (Kerr) Medberry, was born September 23, 1924 at Volga, Iowa. Glen was baptized April 12, 1936 at Illyria Church, Elgin. He graduated from Volga High School in 1943. Glen was united in marriage with Verna Gross in 1949 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Eldorado, Iowa. Glen and Verna farmed north of Volga, until their retirement in 1988.
Glen was a leader in land conservation, he enjoyed forestry and livestock farming, especially Shorthorn Cattle. The Clayton County Cattlemen’s Association presented him with the 1997 Cattleman of the Year Award. He served on the Clayton County Farm Bureau Board of Directors for several years and was a Highland Township Trustee. Glen was an active member of the Elgin Lutheran Church. Glen was a kind and considerate man.
Leo James Buchtela was born on March 16, 1923, to James and Anna (Plower) Buchtela in Churchtown, Iowa.
Leo worked for Rath Packing Plant in Waterloo, Iowa and Wardell Case in Oelwein, Iowa as a mechanic. He also worked as a farm hand and did custom farm work for several years. On March 17, 1962, Leo was united in marriage to Avis Hayes Lauer at the First Presbyterian Church in Hazleton, Iowa. The couple farmed in rural Fayette for many years.
Leo passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2014, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. He loved dancing, farm sales and watching westerns on television. His prize possession were his mules and horses and he was a member of Saddle Club.
Eugene Albert Perry, 86, of West Union, Iowa died Monday, February 10, 2014 at his home in West Union, Iowa. He was born on June 20, 1927 to Albert Roy and Edna (Manderfield) Perry in Castalia, Iowa. Eugene was baptized on October 7, 1946 at the United Brethren Church in Castalia, Iowa.
Eugene was united in marriage with Mary Limkemann on October 7, 1946 in Castalia, Iowa. Six children were born to this union. Mary passed away on February 16, 1983. He then married Geneva Daily on January 1, 1984. Eugene farmed until 1952, after that he delivered gas, fuel and LP from 1952-1974 and then owned Perry Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning from 1974-2002.
Bertha L. Bark, 96, of rural Maynard, died on Sunday morning, Feb. 9, 2014, at the Palmer Lutheran Health Center at West Union.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Maynard with the Rev. James A. Adix officiating. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the church.
Interment will be in the Long Grove Cemetery in Maynard.
A memorial fund has been established in her name.
Bertha Lillie Bachle was born on Jan. 28, 1918, at Lamont, the daughter of August and Katharine (Kerchner) Bachle. The family moved to the Maynard area in 1921. She graduated from Maynard High School in the Class of 1935.
She was united in marriage to Floyd Oliver Bark on Aug. 8, 1943, at Maynard. She was a homemaker and also worked in professional food service at Upper Iowa University at Fayette, Iowa for 23 years, retiring in 1990.