Obituaries

Thu
19
Feb

Delbert "Tommy" Mihm

Delbert "Tommy" Mihm

 

 

Delbert "Tommy" Clem Mihm, 79, of Hawkeye, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at his home in rural Hawkeye.

Tommy was born on May 10, 1935 to Frank and Teresa (Schrandt) Mihm in his lifelong home near Hawkeye.

He worked in St. Lucas as a tractor mechanic.

Tommy enjoyed hunting, collecting guns and attending gun shows. Tommy will be remembered for his ability to fix broken things.

Tommy is survived by his sisters Rita (Lawrence) Downs of Hawkeye, Wilma (Dale) Jones of Iowa City and Matilda (Bill) Pierce of Waverly; sister-in-law, Adaline Mihm; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Arthur.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Burnham-Wood & S.K. Rogers Funeral Home of West Union is in charge of the arrangements.     7u7

 

Thu
19
Feb

Dawn Dummermuth Slyfield

Dawn Dummermuth Slyfield

 

 

Dawn Dummermuth Slyfield of McGregor, Iowa, at the youthful age of 85, went to be with the Lord, and also her previously departed husband Jack Slyfield, on February 1, 2015.  Dawn passed away while in Hospice care at Silverado Memory Care Community in The Woodlands, TX. 

Dawn is survived by her son Skip, daughter Shannon, and son-in-law Michael Silvestre. 

Dawn worked endless years as a speech therapist.

She enjoyed playing tennis through out most of her life, even competing in the Senior Olympics many times in her later years. 

A memorial service scheduled for the spring (May or June) will be set at a later date. 

Donations in Dawn's name may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.  7u7

 

Wed
11
Feb

Gertrude Virginia Schultz

Gertrude Virginia Schultz

 

 

Gertrude Virginia Schultz, 91, of Castalia, passed away Sunday, Feb. 1, at the Ossian Senior Hospice in Ossian.

Visitation was held from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Postville, and one-hour before services at the church on Friday, Feb. 6.

Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Postville, with Rev. Steve Brackett as the Officiant.

Burial followed in the Postville Cemetery, Postville.

Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Postville, assisted the family with the arrangements.

Wed
11
Feb

Kenneth James "Scotty" Scott

Kenneth James "Scotty" Scott

 

 

Kenneth James “Scotty” Scott, 82, of Strawberry Point, (formerly of Volga) died Sunday, Feb. 1, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home. 

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Calvary Bible Church in Volga.

Kenneth James Scott chose to donate his body to the University of Iowa.

He was born on June 14, 1932, in Highland Township near Volga, the son of Robert and Ruth (Duff) Scott. He was raised in the area, and was an Arlington High School graduate.   Scotty served honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

Scotty was united in marriage to Joyce Oldfather. They later divorced.   Three children were born to this union.   Scotty was a self-employed carpenter for many years.

Wed
11
Feb

Ruth Moravetz

Ruth Moravetz

 

 

Ruth E. Moravetz, 82, of West Union, died Sunday, February 8, 2015, at Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye is assisting Ruth’s family.

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

Ruth Miller Thein Moravetz was born November 15,1932, to Lydia (Siekmeier) Miller and Fred Miller at Hawkeye, Iowa. They lived on the family farm 3 miles from Hawkeye.

She attended Hawkeye grade schools, Oak Park Academy, and graduated from Alpha High School.

On August 28, 1952, she married Robert Thein and moved to West Union. To this union three children were born, Jerry Robert, Barabara Ann, and Patricia Ruth. They later divorced.

Wed
11
Feb

Dennis Allsup

Dennis Allsup

 

 

Dennis Eugene Allsup, 75, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, died on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at the Strawberry Lutheran Home from Parkinson’s disease. 

He was born April 7, 1939, in Aledo, Illinois, the son of Albert R. and Susan A. (Hajostek) Allsup. 

The family moved between Illinois and Iowa, finally settling in Lisbon for many years, where Dennis graduated from high school in 1957.

On February 14, 1961, Dennis was united in marriage to Frances Kay Torson at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.  Together they lived most of their married life in Volga until 1999, when their home flooded and they relocated to Strawberry Point.

Over the course of his working life Dennis worked at a variety of jobs:  mechanic, painter, machinist, logger, sawmill repairman, and clam-diver among them.

People who knew Dennis often mentioned his exceptional mechanical aptitude to his children. 

Wed
11
Feb

Kenneth Reinertson

Kenneth Reinertson

 

 

Kenneth Adrian Reinertson, of Fayette, Iowa, died Saturday February 7th 2015 at his home in Fayette, Iowa following a battle with COPD with his family and friends by his side.

Kenneth was born January 24, 1936 to Selmer and Alice (Barness) Reinertson by Eldorado, Iowa.

He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.

He went to school at Dover Six by Clermont, Iowa.

He was united in marriage to Ruth Nims June 1st, 1958. Five children were born to this union. They spent their lives together in Decorah and Fayette.

Kenneth work at Holland Brothers in Decorah, Iowa. Was a proprietor in N and R Garage Fayette. Retired from the Pattison Brothers Coop in Fayette, Iowa. He retired to a handy man on his home place welding, building lots of yard art and fixing tractors was his passion.

He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, rural Ossian, Iowa.

Wed
04
Feb

Marlene Nesvik

Marlene Nesvik

 

 

Marlene Nesvik, age 78, of Ossian, IA, died on Friday, January 30, 2015, at her home.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at Ossian Lutheran Church in Ossian with Rev. David Lenth officiating.

Interment was held at Hillside Cemetery in Ossian.

Schluter-Balik Funeral Home in Decorah assisted the family with the arrangements.

Marlene Iva (Martens) Nesvik was born on February 23, 1936, the daughter of John and Florence (Topel) Martens, in Postville, IA.  She attended Postville schools before moving to Ossian in 1947.  Marlene graduated from Ossian Public School in 1953.  After high school she worked at Nicandy Café for six months and then at Becker Hardware for three years. 

She married Harlan Nesvik on July 22, 1956.  To this union four sons were born, Rick, Randy, Ronald, and Russ.  They farmed together for twenty years until Harlan passed away on February 9, 1977.

Wed
04
Feb

Michael A. Lavell

Michael A. Lavell

 

 

Michael A. Lavell of Ossian died Jan. 27, following a courageous battle of cancer at age 71.

Visitation was held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at Schmitz-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Ossian, and one-hour before Mass at the church on Saturday, Jan. 31.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Ossian, with Rev. Msgr. Cletus Hawes as the Celebrant.

Burial followed in the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Cemetery in Ossian with Military Rites.

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

Wed
04
Feb

Donald Schnoor

Donald Schnoor

 

 

Donald Elmer Schnoor, 70, of Clermont, Iowa died Saturday, Jan. 31, at his home. 

Visitation was held from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at Schutte-Grau Funeral Home in Clermont followed by a Celebration of Life Service with Rev. Dayna Winke as the officiant.

Burial will take place at a later date.

Schutte-Grau Funeral Home in Clermont assisted the family with the arrangements.

Born November 22, 1944 to Elmer John and Martha Rose (Kundel) Schnoor in Davenport, Iowa. He graduated from North Scott High School in 1963. After graduation Donald entered the Army National Guard.

 Donald was united in marriage with Linda Lee Lafrenz on February 19, 1966 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Davenport, Iowa. Three sons were born to this union, Dean (Chris) of Eldridge, Iowa, Dale (Tina) of La Plata, Maryland, and David (Dawn) of Wellsville, Kansas. 

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