Obituaries

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Delores Pfister

Delores Pfister

 

 

Delores M. Pfister, 77, of Oelwein, Iowa died on Tuesday evening, February 20, 2018 at Oelwein Health Care Center in Oelwein.

 

Funeral Service:  11:00 A.M. Monday, February 26, 2018 at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Oelwein, with Pastor Duane Olsen officiating.

Visitation:  9:00 to 11:00 A.M. on Monday at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Oelwein.

Interment:  Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, rural Oelwein, Iowa.

Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

 

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Brenda McDanel

Brenda McDanel

 

 

Brenda McDanel, 57, of Boone, formerly of West Union, died at her home in Boone on Feb. 10, 2018.

  Following her wishes, Brenda was cremated.  

A Memorial Service was held Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 at Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel in Boone, officiated by Pastor Bruce Thomas.

  Brenda Ann McDanel was born in New Hampton, Iowa on Feb. 10, 1961, the daughter of Leo and Helen (Moellers) Franzen.  

She graduated from North High School in West Union.  

On July 12, 1984, Brenda married Monte McDanel in Boone, Iowa.  

Brenda was a wife, mother, and homemaker.  She loved spending time with her family and attending family reunions. 

Brenda enjoyed crafts, and she was artistic in painting and wood burning. She also enjoyed fishing, especially at Big Creek, cooking, and watching cooking shows and the Hallmark and Lifetime channels on television.

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Kenneth Pittman

Kenneth Pittman

 

 

Kenneth Wayne “Kenny” Pittman, 73, of West Union, formerly of Waterloo and Hudson, died at UnityPoint Health – Allen Hospital on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018.

He was born March 29, 1944 in Waterloo, the son of Wayne Floyd and Pauline Eva Schneider Pittman. 

Kenny served in the U.S. Navy.

He married Connie (Begley) Hoffman and they later divorced. Kenny married Pam Shinneman on May 26, 1979 in Waterloo.

He was skilled tradesman at John Deere and Co. for 28 years, retiring in 1994. Kenny was a member of UAW Local 838.

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Sherry Iseminger

Sherry Iseminger

 

 

Sherry Ann (Miller) Iseminger, 66, of Hudson, formerly of Elgin, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Trinity Bible Church in Cedar Falls.

Burial will be in the Hudson Cemetery.

Visitation was held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Locke Funeral Home in Waterloo.

Locke Funeral Home, Inc. in Waterloo is in charge of arrangements.

Sherry Ann, daughter of Inez Clark Luchsinger and Clifton Miller, was born May 5, 1951, in West Union.

She was raised on a farm in northeast Iowa near the small town of Elgin.

In her youth, Sherry was active in her home church of First Baptist Church.

She graduated from Valley of Elgin in 1969 and earned her associate’s degree from Hawkeye Community College.

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Augusta Jensen

Augusta "Tootie" Jensen

 

 

Augusta Clara “Tootie” Jensen, daughter of William Benjamin and Gussie Bertina  (Kuppan) Miller, was born Nov. 11, 1924 in Clermont, Iowa. She passed away peacefully Jan. 26, 2018 at her home in Traditions of West Union. She was 93 years old.  

A memorial service will be held at West Clermont Lutheran Church in Clermont on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m. 

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.  

“Tootie” was baptized and confirmed in West Clermont Lutheran Church and graduated from Clermont High School as co-valedictorian of her class.  She graduated from the American Institute of Business in Des Moines, IA and was a member of Alpha Beta Sorority.  

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Bernard Rohde

Bernard Rohde

 

 

Bernard M. Rohde, 76, of Fayette, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at his home in Fayette.

Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Fayette with Rev. Andy Sayer officiating.

Burial followed at Grandview Cemetery in Fayette with military rites provided by American Legion Post #339 of Fayette. 

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

Bernard Martin, son of Bernard and Mildred (Betsinger) Rohde, was born Sept. 15, 1941, at the Waverly Hospital. 

He received his early education in the country schools in rural Tripoli before graduating from Fayette High School in 1959. 

Upon graduation, Ben enlisted in the United States Navy and served from May 1959 until being honorably discharged in September 1962. 

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Peggy Eickhoff

Peggy Eickhoff

 

 

Peggy J. “Peg” Eickhoff, 73, of Cabool, Mo., formerly of Sumner, Iowa died Feb. 13, 2018 at Texas County Memorial Hospital, Houston, Mo.

Peggy Jean, daughter of Oliver and Mildred (Cline) Westpfahl, was born Nov. 7, 1944 in West Union, Iowa. 

She was baptized and confirmed in Trinity Lutheran Church of Hawkeye, Iowa. 

Peg received her education in Waucoma and graduated from Turkey Valley High School in 1962.  After high school, she attended and completed cosmetology school.

She was united in marriage with Eugene James Eickhoff on Dec. 3, 1966 in Mabel, Minn. Together, they made a living as bar owners in Hawkeye and farming in the Alpha community. Peg also worked as a licensed cosmetologist in many Iowa communities until 1973.  While Gene ran a construction company, she was a homemaker and a homeschool teacher to her three sons.

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Eugene Bodensteiner

Eugene Bodensteiner

 

 

Eugene Bodensteiner, 81, of West Union, IA, died on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at the Good Samaritan Society in West Union, IA.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by the Rev. Kyle Digmann on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at St. Luke Catholic Church in St. Lucas.

Interment was in the church cemetery. Casket bearers were Darren Kriener, Kody Bodensteiner, Matt Borntrager, Jay Eickman, Dillon Hammersland, and Spencer Bodensteiner.

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

Eugene Ben Bodensteiner was born Sept. 10, 1936 in the same house he resided in his entire life near St. Lucas, IA. He was the son of John and Rena Bodensteiner and was the youngest of three children. His mother, Rena, passed away when he was 12.

Eugene attended St. Luke's Catholic School and graduated in 1954. 

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Tom Vance

Tom Vance

 

 

Tom Vance, 85, of Winterset died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, at Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. 

Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 17, at Word of Life Family Church in Winterset. 

Burial followed in Oakdale Cemetery in Adel. 

Memorials may be directed to the American Legion Post 464 of Adel or the Wounded Warrior Project.

Online condolences may be left for the family at ochiltree.com.

Charles Thomas “Tom” Vance was born in Forest City on May 28, 1932, to Hobart and Martina “Tina” (Frerichs) Vance. 

Tom graduated from Adel High School in 1950 and graduated from Iowa State with a Civil Engineering Degree in 1959. 

His marriage to Charlotte Ann Croft took place on Feb. 7, 1953, in Sedalia, Mo. 

Tom also served in the United States Air Force from 1952 to 1956. 

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Ron Miller

Ron Miller

 

 

Ron L. Miller, 68, of Maynard, Iowa died Wednesday morning, February 7, 2018 at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital in Houston, Texas.

 

Gathering of family & friends: 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. on Friday, February 16, 2018 at the Maynard Community Hall in Maynard.

Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Maynard, is assisting the family.

Memorials may be directed to the West Central School Playground Fund in lieu of flowers.

Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

 

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