Obituaries

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Margaret (Crider) Keith

Margaret (Crider) Keith

 

 

Margaret (Crider) Keith, 96, died on December 21 at home in La Grande, Oregon, surrounded by her family.  A funeral service was held on December 28 at Trinity Baptist Church in La Grande.

She was born on June 2, 1922 in Elgin, Iowa, the eldest of four children to Ray and Frieda Crider. 

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16
Jan

Harry Butikofer

Harry Butikofer

 

 

Harry LaVerne Butikofer, 101, of Elgin passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital, West Union, following a long life and a brief illness.  He was born November 10, 1917, at home on the family farm immediately south of Elgin to Albert and Marie (Schupbach) Butikofer.  Harry attended Cheery Valley country school in rural Clayton County.

Harry was united in marriage to Rose Marie Dennler on August 17, 1943, at the Baptist Parsonage in Elgin.  Six children were born to this union.  Together Harry and Rose farmed and operated a commercial painting business for fifty-five years.  Prior to and following operating their own farm, Harry worked as a farm hand, ultimately planting and harvesting crops from NE Iowa to Texas.  He was also a highly skilled carpenter.  In 1977, Harry and Rose built a new home on their small man-made lake and moved there, just up the road from their home farm.

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16
Jan

Lillian Hansel

Lillian Hansel

 

 

Lillian A. “Lil” Hansel, 93, of West Union, Iowa died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital in West Union, Iowa.

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Jan

Sandra Lau

Sandra Lau

 

 

Sandra K. Lau, 58, of Fayette, died Sunday, January 6, 2019, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Memorial Mass was held at 2:30 p.m., Friday, January 11, 2019 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fayette. Visitation was held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 10th, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Fayette and for one hour preceding the Mass on Friday at the church. There was a Scripture Service at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com.

 

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16
Jan

Mary Richmond

Mary Richmond

 

 

Mary Richmond, 89, of Hawkeye, Iowa, died Thursday, January 3, 2019, at the Buchanan County Hospital, Independence, Iowa.

Mary was born December 21, 1929 at Hawkeye to Frank J.A. and Alona (Korupp) Huber.  She graduated from Hawkeye High School, Mount Mercy Junior College, Upper Iowa University, and the University of Iowa with a Master of Arts degree in Music.

She taught at Bethel (one-room school), Hawkeye, Alpha, West Union, and Chariton public schools, and was Assistant Professor of Music and Chair of the Music Department at Upper Iowa University.

Mary met her spouse at Hawkeye, Iowa. George and Mary were married in 1949 at St. Anthony’s Smallest Church near Festina, Iowa. They lived in Hawkeye, Fayette, and Chariton communities in Iowa. After retirement, they returned to Hawkeye, Iowa.

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16
Jan

Sarah Teague

Sarah Teague

 

 

 

Sarah Teague, 37, of Westgate, Iowa, died Friday morning, January 11, 2019 at her home, after a courageous battle with cancer, with her family at her side.

Celebration of Life Service: 1:00 P.M. Saturday, January 19, 2019 in the upper level of the Maynard Community Hall in Maynard with Pastor Jeffrey Hanson officiating.

Visitation: 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Saturday, January 19, 2019 at the Maynard Community Hall in Maynard.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to her family.

The Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Maynard is assisting the family.

Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

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16
Jan

Leo Sutter

Leo Sutter

 

 

Leo F Sutter passed away peacefully in his sleep at Hallmar Care Center at Mercy Medical Center on Saturday January 12, 2019.

Leo was born January 11, 1920 on a farm near Elgin, Iowa to Dan and Hulda Frederich Sutter. He attended Elgin Schools and enlisted in the US Army Infantry at the start of WWII.  Leo served in North Africa and Italy where he was wounded and received the Purple Heart.  At the end of the war he returned home and married the former Violet Koch at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Eldorado, Iowa on October 11 1945. They were married 60 years until Vi's passing in 2006.

Wed
09
Jan

Veronica Shekleton Riniker

Veronica Shekleton Riniker

 

 

Veronica Ann (Lansing) Shekleton Riniker, age 89, of Independence, Iowa, formerly of Calmar, Iowa, died on January 6, 2019, surrounded by her family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on January 11, 2019 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 304 South Maryville Street, Calmar, IA with Fr. Robert Gross as the celebrant.  Visitation will be one and one-half hours prior to the Mass at the church.  Internment will be at the St. Aloysius Catholic Church Cemetery immediately following services.  The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers that memorials could be made to St. Croix Hospice or the Dementia Society of America.  Arrangements are being provided by Schluter – Balik Funeral Home, Decorah, Iowa. 

Wed
09
Jan

Michael "Mick" Schupbach

Michael "Mick" Schupbach

 

 

Michael "Mick" Schupbach, 70, of Lansing, Iowa formerly of Fairbank, Iowa died on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 at his home in Lansing, Iowa.  Michael Edward was born August 30, 1948 to George and Mildred (Butikofer) Schupbach in Postville, Iowa. He graduated from Valley High in Elgin, Iowa and attended Hawkeye Tech in Waterloo, Iowa.

Mick was united in marriage with Barbara Haagenson on November 15, 1969 in Nashua, Iowa. He worked as a machine operator for John Deere in Waterloo and retired in 2007. Mick was a retired member of the Fairbank Fire Department and Mississippi Valley Gun Club.

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09
Jan

Charles Ash

Charles Ash

Charles J. Ash, 65, of Fayette died Saturday, December 29, 2018, at Mercy Hospital of Franciscan Sisters in Oelwein, after a courageous three year battle with cancer.

 

Memorial Services was held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 5, 2019, at the First United Methodist Church in Fayette with Rev. Mike Jager officiating. Inurnment will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, at Gods Acres Cemetery in Clermont. Visitation will precede the memorial service at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. Memorials may be made to the family for later designation. Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Fayette is assisting Chuck’s family. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com

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