Obituaries

Wed
07
Jan

Gert Larick

Gert Larick

 

 

Gertrude A. Larick, 87, of Decatur, AL, formerly of Waukon and West Union, IA, died Thursday, January 1, 2015, at Decatur General Hospital in Decatur, AL.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 6th, at 11:00 AM at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, IA, with Fr. Jim Dubert officiating.

Burial was at Wexford Cemetery, Lansing.

Friends called from 9:30 AM until the time of service Tuesday at the church in Waukon.

Martin Funeral Home in Waukon handled the arrangements.

   Gertrude Ann Larick was born on February 18, 1927 in Ayrshire, IA, the daughter of Edward Paul and Anne (Duffy) Nolan.

She was baptized and confirmed at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ayrshire and graduated from Sacred Heart High School. Gertrude continued her education and graduated from the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Sioux City, IA.

Wed
07
Jan

Brooklynn Buchholtz

Brooklynn Buchholtz

 

 

Brooklynn Paislee Buchholtz, infant daughter of Haley Ohm and Dylan Buchholtz of West Union, passed away at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton on Tuesday, December 30, 2014.

She is survived by both of her parents; her two older brothers, Tatum and Keegan Halstead; her older sister Jasperlynn Easton; her grandparents, Denise and Pete Gordon, Rick Ohm, Robin Laube, and Michael and Beth Buchholtz; great-grandparents, Nancy and Russel Wegner, Leona and Fred Murray, Kenneth and Gloria Becker, and Daryl and Tootie Buchholtz; aunts, Alyssa Laube, Nicole Rethamel, Zada Buchholtz, and Bridget Gaffney; uncles, Cole Ohm, Wyatt Ohm, Kinnick Gordon, Brett, Levi, and Jake Buchholtz; and many more aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by her great-great-grandparents, and special close friends.

Visitation was held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Fayette.

Wed
07
Jan

Rev. John Barnes

Rev. John Barnes

 

 

The Rev. John G. Barnes, 89, of New Hampton died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, at the New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in New Hampton.

Retired at the time of his death, he served St. Joseph Parish in New Hampton from 1983 to 1991.

Wed
31
Dec

Dorothy Williams

Dorothy Williams

 

 

Dorothy A. Williams, 84, of Oelwein, Iowa died on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo.

Funeral Service:  10:30 A.M. Monday, December 29, 2014 at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Oelwein with Rev. Charis Combs-Lay officiating.

Visitation: 2:00 to 6:00 P.M. on Sunday and for one hour before the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Graveside Service: 1:30 P.M. Monday at God’s Acre Cemetery, Clermont, Iowa.

A Memorial Fund has been established for the American Cancer Society or to the family.

Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com.

Dorothy Anna Yauslin was born on July 17, 1930 in Clermont, Iowa, the daughter of Byron “Barney” & Ruby (Hader) Yauslin. 

She received her education at the Clermont Schools.

Wed
31
Dec

Eldon Walz

Eldon Walz

 

 

Eldon Earl Walz, 77, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, died on Saturday, December 27, 2014, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home. 

He was born on June 26, 1937, in Springville, the son of Don Goodlove and Rachel (Batchelder) Walz. 

Eldon graduated from Garnavillo High School at the age of 16.  He later attended college under the GI bill while living in West Union.

Eldon served honorably in the United States Army for three years. 

On July 22, 1961, he was united in marriage to Clementine Mihm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Volga.  Seven children were blessed to this union.

Eldon was then recalled in the fall, after his marriage, to serve for a year during the Berlin Crisis.  After his return from the military they farmed near Arlington and St. Olaf.   In 1973 the family moved to their home near Strawberry Point. 

Wed
31
Dec

Germaine Winter

Germaine Winter

 

 

Germaine Winter, age 90, of St. Lucas, IA, died on December 22, 2014, at Allen Hospital in Waterloo, IA.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Luke Catholic Church in St. Lucas on Saturday, Dec. 27, with the Rev. Nick March as celebrant.

Interment was in the church cemetery.

Casket bearers were Jamie Schneberger, Russell Schneberger, Jim Winter, Loren Manderfield, Brady Kuennen, and Ron Kuennen.

Arrangements were handled by Schluter-Balik Funeral Home in Decorah.

Germaine Philomena (Schmitt) Winter was born on May 17, 1924, on the family farm one mile west of St. Lucas, IA, the oldest of two daughters born to Nick and Margaret (Blong) Schmitt. 

She attended school at St. Luke’s Catholic School. 

On May 8, 1951, she was united in marriage to Nick Winter at St. Luke’s Catholic Church. 

Wed
31
Dec

Benjamin Hofer

Benjamin Hofer

 

 

Benjamin (Ben) Hofer, 85, of Marion, died at home, surrounded by his family, Friday, December 26, 2014.

Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories by Certified Celebrant Jim Parton.

Interment: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 4 to 8 pm at the Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home.

Ben is survived by his children, Rosemary (Greg Mein) Steepleton of Cedar Rapids, James (Sheri) Hofer of Lisbon, Susan (Bob) Northrup of Marion and Wayne (Terri) Hofer of Hiawatha; 11 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and 3 great great grandchildren; also surviving are several sisters and brother-in-laws.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Betty in 2013, brothers, John, Al, Paul, Sam, Clarence, Lewis, and sisters, Rose, Mary Ann, Helen and Bertha.

Wed
17
Dec

Alvin B. Erickson

Alvin B. Erickson

 

 

Alvin B. Erickson, 94, Clermont, Iowa, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union, Iowa.

Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, at the East Clermont Lutheran Church, rural Clermont. Rev. Ron Roberts was the officiant.

 

Friends were invited to call from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at the church.

Interment was held in the East Clermont Lutheran Cemetery.

 

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

 

Wed
17
Dec

Russell West

Russell West

 

 

Russell Dale West, 76, of Elgin, Iowa died Saturday, Dec. 6, at Allen Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa.

Visitation was held on Thursday, Dec. 11, from 4-7 p.m. at Elgin Lutheran Church, and one-hour before services at the church on Friday.

 

Funeral Services were held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 12, at Highland Lutheran Church of rural Elkader.

 

Inurnment will be held at Highland Lutheran Cemetery at a later date.

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service assisted the family with the arrangements.

He was born on Sept. 24, 1938 to Abby and Bertha Mae (Meisner) West in Highland Township, Clayton County, Iowa. He was baptized in the parsonage of Peace Church in Elkader. Russ attended Cook Country School in the rural Elkader/Elgin area. He also attended Elgin Town School through the tenth grade.

 

Wed
17
Dec

Cliff Klinge

Cliff Klinge

 

 

Funeral services for former Clermont resident Cliff Klinge, 89, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Garnavillo.

Interment will be in the Garnavillo cemetery.

No visitation is planned.

Cliff’s death occurred Nov. 20, 2014.

 

 

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