Patricia M. Zweibohmer, 85, of Lisbon, formerly of Ossian, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, Jan. 17, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Ossian, with Msgr. Cletus Hawes as the Celebrant.
Burial followed at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Cemetery in Ossian.
Schmitz-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Ossian, assisted the family with the arrangements.
Patricia Mae, the daughter of Raymond and Charlotte (Keck) Lewis, was born March 4, 1928, in Decorah. Pat was baptized and confirmed at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Decorah and attended St. Benedict’s Parochial School. Pat graduated from Ossian High School. Prior to her marriage, she worked as a dental assistant.
Donna Kay Hughes Gross, age 63, passed away at her home in West Union, Iowa on January 9, 2014.
Donna was born in Postville, Iowa, on July 18, 1951. She was baptized on August 8, 1951 at Frankville Community Presbyterian Church in Frankville, Iowa. Donna confirmed her faith on May 11, 1965, at Frankville Presbyterian Church.
Donna was a farm wife and an EMT. She worked as a Fayette County Dispatch Supervisor until she and Reggie retired last year.
Donna and Reggie were married on May 15, 1993 at Goeken Park in Eldorado.
Ivah Emma Marie (Schortau) Lawless was born on her family farm near Westgate, Iowa on September 18, 1914 to George and Ella (Greening) Schortau. She was baptized on October 11, 1914 and confirmed on March 24, 1929 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Westgate. She attended Westgate public school, graduating 8th grade in 1929.
Ivah was united in marriage to Floyd Lawless on April 21, 1938 in Waterloo, Iowa. To this union, six children were born. The couple farmed near West Union for many years.
Ivah passed away on January 11, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Center in West Union, Iowa. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and served in several church groups, including the president of WELCA. She enjoyed gardening, writing letters, crafts, singing and sewing. Ivah loved to bake, especially with walnuts. Ivah spent many hours studying her family’s history and always remembered family member’s birthday.
Stephen (Steve) Rowe, 60, of Overland Park, KS passed away peacefully on January 10, 2014, at Villa St. Francis Nursing Home after an 8-year battle with Alzheimer’s.
Steve was born on March 25, 1953 in Waterloo, Iowa. He grew up in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and was around swimming pools at a young age. He participated in the Swimming Program at the YMCA and continued his love for the sport for his high school and, eventually, college.
Steve is a 1971 graduate of Cedar Falls High School and a 1975 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, where he received a bachelor’s degree in marketing.
Lauren E. Storla, 78, of Elgin, IA, formerly of Decorah, IA, died Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at his home in rural Elgin, IA. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 11th, at 11:00 AM at Redeemer Lutheran Church in West Union, IA, with Pastor Rusty Phillips officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon, IA. Friends may call from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Friday at the church in West Union. Martin Funeral Home is Waukon is handling the arrangements.