Obituaries

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07
Mar

Milton Jones

Milton Jones

 

 

Milton Monroe Jones passed at Hillcrest Living on Friday, February 23, 2018, in Sumner, Iowa, at the age of 81.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2018, at the United Methodist Church in Hawkeye with Mona Christie, Lay Servant officiating.  Interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery, rural Hawkeye.  Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 2nd at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye and for one hour preceding services at the church on Saturday. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com.

 

Milton was born on January 14, 1937, in Traer, Iowa to Joseph R. & Irma “Pansy” (Morris) Jones. He graduated from Alpha High School in 1955. On July 22, 1956, he married Velma “Jean” Ferguson. To this union, four children were born and raised on their farm near Hawkeye.

Wed
07
Mar

Mari Molseed

Mari Molseed

 

 

Mari J. Molseed, 67, of West Union died Friday, March 2, 2018, at her home.

  A Celebration of Life gathering will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, March 9, at Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, West Union.

  Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, West Union, is helping the family with the arrangements.

Mari is the mother of Megan Molseed, who is a feature and news writer for The Fayette County Union, Elgin Echo, and Fayette Leader.

Wed
07
Mar

Dick Yauslin

Dick Yauslin

 

 

Richard “Dick” Yauslin, 72, of Elgin, Iowa, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, surrounded by his loving family at his home in Elgin, Iowa.  

Richard Laverne, the son of Byron and Ruby (Hader) Yauslin, was born Dec. 28, 1945, at his home in Clermont. 

He was baptized in the Methodist faith at Union Sunday School, Clermont.

Dick attended Valley High School until he was 17 years old, and during this time he enlisted in the United States Army. Dick earned his GED while in the service, during which time he was stationed in Germany.  

After his discharge, Dick returned to Clermont and worked at various occupations, including as a feed truck operator, a meat cutter for Hygrade in Postville, and after the closing of Hygrade, Dick worked for Seitz Brothers Construction. For the last 30 years, up to his retirement in 2011, he was a service technician at Torkelson Motors, Elgin.

Wed
07
Mar

Don Pape

Don Pape

 

 

Donald H. Pape, 86, passed away Feb. 21, 2018, at his home in Sun City, Ariz., surrounded by loving family.

Don was born Aug. 12, 1931 in Eldorado to Henry and Mildred (Osmundson) Pape. 

He graduated from West Union High School in 1950 and then attended Gates Business College in Waterloo. 

He took a job at the Black Hawk County Treasurer’s Office, walking across the bridge of the Cedar River from the YMCA where he stayed until purchasing a car about a year later. He then worked as a bookkeeper for West Union Motor Company until about 1958, when he joined Iowa National Insurance Co. in Cedar Rapids as an underwriter. In 1968, Don moved to Phoenix, Ariz., where he continued his career as an insurance underwriter until retiring in 1984.

Wed
07
Mar

Vera Winter

Vera Winter

 

 

Vera J. Winter, 94, of Sumner, formerly of Waucoma, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at Hillcrest Home in Sumner.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at St. Peter Lutheran Church – Richfield with Rev. Wayne Ellingson and Irmgard Ellingson officiating.  

Interment followed at Alpha Cemetery. 

Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the family for later designation.  

Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com

Vera June, daughter of Ernest and Rena (Knief) Miller, was born June 10, 1923, at Sumner on the Miller Family Farm. 

She was baptized July 1, 1923, and confirmed April 11, 1937, both at St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner.

Vera received her early education in the rural Sumner Schools and graduated from Sumner High School in 1940. 

Wed
07
Mar

Tom Frevert

Tom Frevert

 

Thomas Jon Frevert, 75, of Taylorville, Ill., passed away at 10:59 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 in his home surrounded by his family following a courageous battle with cancer.  

Tom was born on May 19, 1942 in West Union, Iowa, the son of Dr. Merrill Frederick and Eunice Irene (Finch) Frevert.  

He graduated from North High School in West Union and received his bachelor’s degree from Upper Iowa University.  

Tom married Kay Scharae Kilcher on June 29, 1968 in West Union.  

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  

Tom worked at Caterpillar, the Illinois Healthcare Association, Illinois Power, and most recently as an accountant with the State of Illinois.  

Wed
07
Mar

William Ashby

William Ashby

 

 

William Everett Ashby, 75, of Clermont, Iowa died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 at his home in Clermont, Iowa.

Bill was born Nov. 1, 1942 to Robert Mitchell and Mary Louise (Peterson) Ashby Moline in Los Angeles, Calif. His family moved to Chariton, Iowa when Bill was a year old. 

He was baptized at Chariton Bible Church. 

Bill worked as a carrier for the Des Moines Register from 1952 to 1958, as Camp Staff for Camp Wapello BSA from 1955 to 1956 and part-time at Family Shoe Store from 1958 to 1960. 

He graduated from Chariton High School in 1960. Bill earned his BA degree in teaching math and social studies from State College of Iowa in 1963 and his MA degree in school administration from University of Northern Iowa in 1968. Bill did postgraduate work at NE Missouri State, Luther College, Iowa State College, UNI, and U of I. 

Wed
28
Feb

Richard Yauslin

Richard Yauslin

 

 

Richard Laverne Yauslin, 72, of Elgin, Iowa, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, at his home in Elgin.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at West Clermont Lutheran Church, Clermont, Iowa, with Pastor Phillp Olson as officiant. 

Inurnment will be at God’s Acres Cemetery in Clermont at a later date.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Clermont. There will also be a one-hour visitation before services at the church on Sunday.

Wed
28
Feb

Lorraine Sieck

Lorraine Sieck

 

Lorraine L. Sieck, 86, of Maynard, Iowa, died on Sunday evening, February 25, 2018 at Maple Crest Assisted Living in Fayette with her family by her side.

 

Funeral Service:  10:30 A.M. Friday, March 2, 2018 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Maynard with Pastor Dennis Frank officiating.

Visitation:  4:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Maynard and for one hour before services at the church on Friday.

Interment: Grandview Cemetery, Fayette, Iowa.

A Memorial Fund has been established.

Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

 

 

Wed
28
Feb

Milton M. Jones

Milton M. Jones

 

 

Milton Monroe Jones passed at Hillcrest Living on Friday, February 23, 2018, in Sumner, Iowa, at the age of 81.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2018, at the United Methodist Church in Hawkeye with Mona Christie, Lay Servant officiating.  Interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery, rural Hawkeye.  Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 2nd at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye and for one hour preceding services at the church on Saturday. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com.

 

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