Obituaries

Wed
05
Apr

Dr. Michael Hollen

Dr. Michael Hollen

 

 

Dr. Michael Charles (Mike) Hollen, 71, of Waterloo, died at UnityPoint Health – Allen Hospital on Friday, March 24, 2017.

  He was born on June 3, 1945 in Waverly, Iowa, son of James and Lucille (Thompson) Hollen.

Dr. Hollen married Joni Andersen in Iowa City on May 3, 1969.

He graduated from Winterset High School in 1963; Michael then attended Iowa State University and the University of Iowa and graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1969. He received his Orthodontics training at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and graduated in 1976.

Dr. Hollen practiced as an Orthodontist in Waterloo starting in 1976 from his office location on Kimball Avenue, and expanded to a West Union location in the late 1980s. Through the years he provided service to thousands of patients throughout the Cedar Valley and surrounding areas. 

Wed
05
Apr

Marie Fay

Marie Fay

 

 

Marie D. Fay, age 92, of Dubuque, Iowa, and formerly of West Union, Iowa, was called home peacefully at 4:55 a.m. on Sunday, March 26, 2017, at Stonehill Care Center, surrounded by her loving family.  

To honor Marie’s life, funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Friday, June 9, 2017, at the Church of the Resurrection, 4300 Asbury Road, Dubuque, with Rev. Joseph Hauer officiating.  

Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery.  

Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, Dubuque, is in charge of arrangements.

Marie was born on Dec. 25, 1924, in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of Henry Alphonse and Clara (Shirmer) Begley. 

Marie was raised in Dubuque and was a proud graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy, Class of 1942.  

Wed
05
Apr

Arla Schmidt

Arla Schmidt

 

 

Arla M. Schmidt, 71, of Fayette, formerly of Arlington and Independence, died Friday, March 31, 2017.

Arrangements are pending with Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Arlington.

 

Wed
05
Apr

Rodney Welsh

Rodney Welsh

 

 

Rodney Welsh, 74, of rural Lawler died Saturday, April 1, 2017, at his home following a lingering illness. 

A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Hawkeye Cemetery in Hawkeye.

Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye is in charge of arrangements. 

Wed
05
Apr

Richard Erickson

Richard Erickson

 

 

 Richard Donald “Dick” Erickson, 85, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, died Thursday, March 30, 2017, at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls.

 Funeral services were held Monday, April 3, 2017, at Richardson Funeral Service, Cedar Falls, with Pastor Gary Olson, New Aldaya Lifescapes, Cedar Falls, officiating. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery, Cedar Falls.

 Dick was born April 18, 1931, in West Union, Iowa, the son of Arthur and Agnes (Hanson) Erickson. On October 11, 1958, he was united in marriage to Carol J. Rogelstad in Las Vegas, Nevada. Carol preceded him in death on May 24, 2003.

 Dick graduated from West Union High School and served in the United States Marines. He was employed in delivery with Alstadt and Langlas Baking Company.

Wed
29
Mar

Catherine Zbornik

Catherine Zbornik

 

 

Catherine “Cathy” Terese Zbornik, 54, of Cedar Rapids, died Sunday March 19, 2017 at the University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics, Iowa City.  Iowa Cremation is in charge of the arrangements.  A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, May 7th at 12:00 noon at the Fort Atkinson Community Center, Fort Atkinson, Iowa.

Surviving is her husband, Kurt Neyens; her mother, Helen Zbornik of Fort Atkinson, Iowa; her siblings Susan Zbornik of Decorah, Iowa; Julie Zbornik (Wayne Lott) of Colorado Springs, Colorado; John (Carol) Zbornik of Menomonie, Wisconsin and Sarah Zbornik of Decorah, Iowa; her nieces and nephews Stephen James Zbornik, Hannah (Trent) Bildstein, Ben Zbornik, Sam Zbornik, Andrew Magner and Jake Magner. She was preceded in death by her father, Adrian Zbornik and a brother, Stephen Zbornik.

Wed
29
Mar

Cecil Stanbrough

Cecil Stanbrough

 

 

Cecil D. Stanbrough, 95, of Greene and formerly of Hawkeye, died Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Floyd County Memorial Hospital in Charles City.

 

Funeral Services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Oelwein on March 30, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Dave Byrd officiating. Interment will be held Thursday, 2:00 p.m. at Hawkeye Cemetery with military rites conducted by Thomas E. Woods Post #223, American Legion of Sumner. There will be a visitation from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye and for one hour preceding the services at the church on Thursday. Memorials may be made in his name to the First Baptist Church in Oelwein. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com.

 

Thu
23
Mar

Lorraine Stempfle

Lorraine Stempfle

 

 

Lorraine R. Stempfle, 80, of Maynard, Iowa, died Thursday evening, March 16, 2017 at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette, Iowa.

 

Mass of Christian Burial:  11:00 A.M. Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Oelwein with Rev. Paul C. McManus & Deacon Jim Patera officiating.

Visitation:  4:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Monday and until 10:30 AM on Tuesday at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein.

Parish Scripture Service:  7:30 P.M. on Monday at the funeral home.

Interment:  Woodlawn Cemetery, Oelwein, Iowa.

A Memorial Fund has been established.

Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

 

Thu
23
Mar

Eugene Pattison

Eugene Pattison

 

 

Eugene E. Pattison, 79, of Sumner, died Sunday, March 19, 2017, at the Hillcrest Home in Sumner.

 

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 23, 2017, at St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 22nd at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner and for one hour preceding services at the church on Thursday. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Community Memorial Hospital, St. John Lutheran Church or the Terrace Assisted Living at Hillcrest, all in Sumner. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com.

 

Thu
23
Mar

Velma Cox

Velma Cox

 

 

Velma Marie (Thomas) Cox, 99, of West Union, Iowa died on March 17, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society Home in West Union, Iowa.  

Velma Marie was born on Jan. 27, 1918 in Arlington, Iowa to James and Luseva (Voshell) Thomas. She lived with her Aunt, Edna Harriman, from the age of four until she was a grown up.

Velma had seven brothers, Howard, James, Arthur, Theodore, Orville, Milton “Woody” and Lyle and eight sisters, Ollie Westcott, Nellie Voshell, Dorothy Shippy Gage, Jennie Voshell, Lydia Roloff, Helen “Fern” Marquette, Hazel Marquette and Charlotte Chapman.

Velma was united in marriage to Philip M. Cox on Sept. 19, 1935 and to this union eight children were born, John “Tom”, James, Charles, Arthur, Patricia, Jerold “Jerry”, Carl and Debra.  

She enjoyed gardening, reading, crossword puzzles, find-a-word searches and watching Day Time Soaps.

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