Obituaries

Wed
15
Jan

Ivah Lawless

 

Ivah Lawless

 

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.

Wed
15
Jan

Stephen Rowe

 

Stephen Rowe

 

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.

Wed
15
Jan

Lauren Storla

 

Lauren Storla

 

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.

Wed
08
Jan

Jeffery Teslow

 

Jeffery Teslow

 

Jeffery Teslow, 47, of Ossian, formerly of Decorah, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester, Minn.

Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 3, at the Glenwood Lutheran Church in Decorah, Iowa with Rev. Stacey Nalean-Carlson as officiant.

Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Schmitz-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Ossian, assisted the family with the arrangements.

Condolences may be left online at www.graufuneralhomes.com.

Jeff Lane Teslow was born on Nov. 25, 1966, in Decorah, to Nathan and Ruby (Hesse) Teslow. He graduated from Decorah High School with the class of 1986.

Wed
08
Jan

Donald G. Yauslin

 

Donald G. Yauslin

 

Donald G. Yauslin, 81, of Cedar Rapids died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at his home.

Services with military rites were held Friday, Dec. 20, at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Rev. Dr. Kay Slocum officiated. Entombment was at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Kim (Louie) Moran of Cedar Rapids and Dawn Sullivan of Indiana; a son, Darin of Alburnett; two sisters Lois and Dorothy; four brothers Johnny, Les, Roger, and Dick; five grandchildren Matt, Kendra, Jade, Katelyn, and Kelsey; four great-grandchildren Jacob, Jenna, Logen, Jenessa and a special friend Donna.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Janet; and a sister, Betty.

Don was born on Aug. 12, 1932, in Clermont the son of Byron and Ruby Hader Yauslin. He married Janet M. Gordon on Sept. 30, 1956, in Nashua. Janet passed away in 1996.

Wed
08
Jan

Eugene "Jack" Dibble

 

Eugene "Jack" Dibble

 

Eugene "Jack" Dibble, 92, of Postville, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Center in Postville, Iowa.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 31, at West Clermont Lutheran Church in Clermont with Rev. Dayna Winke as the Officiant.

Interment followed at God’s Acres in Clermont.

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

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

Eugene "Jack" Ezra Dibble was born June 6, 1921, the son of Ezra Henry and Helen (Wander) Dibble in Clermont. Jack graduated from Clermont High School in 1938. After high school, Jack enlisted in the US Naval Air Corps. He returned home from service and took over the family farm in rural Clermont.

Wed
08
Jan

Frances Josephine Hoopman

 

Frances Josephine Hoopman

 

Frances Josephine Hoopman, daughter of Frank and Josephine Haberly Wilson, was born in rural Cresco on Nov. 22, 1913, and died Dec. 27, 2013, at the Good Samitarian Home in West Union, at the age of 100.

After graduation from Cresco High School, she worked at the National Cash department store in Cresco.

On Dec. 13, 1936 she was united in marriage to Gordon John Hoopman in Caledonia, Minn., and they resided in Cresco. Two children were born to this union.  

In 1947 the family moved to Clermont, where Fran became active in the community. She was a member of the West Clermont Lutheran Church, 64-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary, PTA, Town and Country Club and bridge club.  She enjoyed being a homemaker, gardening, fishing and quilting at the church. 

Wed
08
Jan

Carroll G. Turner

 

Carroll G. Turner

 

Carroll G. Turner, 90, of Sumner, and formerly of Arlington, died on Thursday evening, Dec. 26, 2013 at Mercy Living Plus in Oelwein.

Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 30, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Maynard, with Rev. Charis Combs-Lay officiating 

Interment was in Long Grove Cemetery at Maynard.

A Memorial Fund has been established in his name

Carroll George Turner was born on April 28, 1923 at Arco, Minn., the son of George and Ida (Blegan) Turner. 

He graduated from Maynard High School at Maynard, where he was  valedictorian of the class of 1941.

Carroll married Leota B. Cummings on Aug. 23, 1945 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Maynard.  Leota died on Aug. 14, 2009. He later married Mary Lou Nichols Cannon on July 28, 2012, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Maynard.

Wed
08
Jan

Clark D. Phelps

 

Clark D. Phelps

 

Clark D. Phelps, 72, of Fayette, (formerly Edgewood) died on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. 

A memorial service was held Friday, Jan. 3, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Edgewood with Pastor Mike Jackson officiating.

Inurnment followed in the Edgewood Cemetery.

He was born on April 12, 1941, in Masonville, the son of Kenneth and Frances (Fry) Phelps. He was educated in rural Strawberry Point schools and was a 1960 graduate of Strawberry Point High School.

Clark was employed by Culligan Water Systems in Elkader from 1974 until 1992 and worked as a custodian for Upper Iowa University in Fayette from 1996 until 2011. He resided in Edgewood and Fayette.

Thu
02
Jan

Thomas Crilly III

 

Thomas J. "Tommy" Crilly III

 

Thomas J. “Tommy” Crilly, III, 43, of Urbana, died on Friday evening, Dec. 20, 2013, at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, Dec. 28, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elkader with Rev. Paul R. Peters officiating.

Interment was in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Wadena.

A memorial fund has been established “for my boys.”

Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home of Arlington assisted the family with the arrangements.

Thomas Joseph Crilly, III was born on Jan. 5, 1970 in Iowa Falls, the son of Thomas Joseph and Dorothy Ann (Mazza) Crilly, Jr.  He grew up in the rural Wadena area and graduated from Valley of Elgin High School in 1989. 

Tommy moved to Urbana where he raised his sons and owned and operated Crilly Construction, building homes in the greater Cedar Rapids area. 

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