Obituaries

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20
Mar

Conley Meyer

Conley Meyer

 

 

Conley David Meyer, 78, of West Union, Iowa passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. He was born May 20, 1940 to William and Charlotte (Hanson) Meyer in rural Winneshiek County, Iowa. Conley was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Eldorado, Iowa. He attended West Union Schools.

Conley was united in marriage with Vickie Popenhagen on May 28, 1961. Two children were born to this union. He farmed his entire life in the West Union area until his retirement in 2010. Conley enjoyed playing cards, going to the races and fishing. His greatest joy was spending time with family and grandchildren. Conley was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who will be missed dearly by those closest.

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20
Mar

Roger Erickson

Roger Erickson

 

 

Roger Erickson, 79, of Wadena, Iowa died Monday, March 11, 2019 at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital in West Union, Iowa.  Leigh Roger, son of Johnny and TeoLena (Olson) Erickson was born May 23, 1939 in Elkader, Iowa. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith.  Roger attended Wadena School and graduated in 1957.  After graduation he attended one year of business school in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He then came home and farmed with his dad.

Wed
13
Mar

Mariam Fritz

Mariam Fritz

 

 

Mariam Fritz, 9,7 of West Union, formerly of Hawkeye, died Monday, March 11, 2019 at Traditions of Iowa, West Union. 

Arrangements are pending with Becker-Milnes, Hawkeye.

Please call, 563 578-3451 or go to www.beckermilnesrettig.com for more information. 

 

 
Wed
13
Mar

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

 

 

 

Michael G. Smith, 76, passed away on March 6, 2019, in West Des Moines. He was the son of Donald and Joyce (Stichler) Smith of Fayette, IA. 

Mike is survived by his wife, Sue of West Des Moines; two sons, Tim and Chris of Des Moines; sister, Julie (Jerry) Geurink of Whitehall, WI and Charlene (Ray) Murray of Toledo, IA; and brother, Joe (Pat) Smith of Dunkerton, IA. His father, Don, and mother, Joyce, of Fayette, IA, preceded him in death.

Wed
13
Mar

Rogene Poppen

Rogene Poppen

 

 

  Rogene L. Poppen age 92, passed away on March 4, 2019, in Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home, Mt. Morris, IL.

  Rogene was born on April 17, 1926 in Adeline, IL the daughter of Ernest & Rose (Horst) Hartje. Rogene graduated from Forreston High School class of 1944, and she received a bachelor’s degree in organ & piano from Carthage College in 1948.

  Rogene married Alfred V. Poppen on September 29, 1951 in Forreston, IL; and he preceded her in death on November 26, 1988.
Rogene was a piano teacher and she was the St. James Lutheran Church organist and choir director, retiring in 2015.

She was a member of the St. James Lutheran Church, Forreston, IL.

Wed
06
Mar

Jerry Monroe

Jerry Monroe

 

 

Jerry Norman Monroe, 70, of Castalia, Iowa died Thursday, February 28, 2019 at his home following a courageous battle with cancer.  Jerry was born March 24, 1948 to Rueben and June (Allen) Monroe in Decorah, Iowa.  He graduated from South Winn High School.

 

Wed
06
Mar

Floyd Alber

Floyd Alber

 

 

Floyd E. Alber, 103, of Maynard, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at the Hillcrest Home in Sumner.

Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Grace Lutheran Church in Fayette with Rev. Herbert Mueller, III officiating.  Interment followed at Grandview Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation preceded the service at the church on Saturday starting at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Floyd’s name to Grace Lutheran Church in Fayette, 201 W. State St., Fayette, Iowa 52142.

Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Fayette is assisting Floyd’s family. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com.  

Wed
06
Mar

Willard Miehe

Willard Miehe

 

 

Willard D. Miehe, 92, of rural Fayette, Iowa died on Wednesday morning, February 27, 2019, at Oelwein Health Care Center in Oelwein.

Funeral services were held at  10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2019, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Maynard, Iowa with Rev. Dennis Frank officiating.

Visitation was held for one hour before services at the church on Saturday.

The Maynard American Legion Post #245 held military Graveside Services.

Interment was at the Long Grove Cemetery, Maynard, Iowa.

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

Online obituary can be viewed at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

Wed
06
Mar

Michael Finnegan

Michael Finnegan

 

 

Michael Finnegan, 88, of Clermont, Iowa died Friday, February 22, 2019, at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital in West Union, Iowa. He was born December 20, 1930 to John and Helen Finnegan.  Michael attended school at Postville and joined the United States Army and served until 1953.

Michael was united in marriage with Mary Patricia “Pat” on February 12, 1955, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Winthrop, Iowa. Together they farmed the family farm and raised their family. Michael’s hobbies included fishing, reading, forestry, and celebrating his Irish heritage.  He volunteered for hospice patients and prison ministry and also served as a volunteer and board member for the local food shelf.

Wed
06
Mar

Terry Bouska

Terry Bouska

 

 

Terry Martin Bouska, 56, of Hawkeye, Iowa, died on March 3, 2019, at home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with stomach cancer.

His family includes his wife of 33 years, Marlene; three children: son Brandon (Taylor) of Tripoli, IA, son Cody (Nicole) of St. Lucas, IA, and daughter Allison (Payton) of Coralville, IA; three grandchildren, Amelia, Maggie, and Tarynn; mother, Doris Bouska of Hawkeye, IA; siblings Mike (Rhonda) Bouska of Hawkeye, IA; Ken (Mary) Bouska of Chatfield, MN; Connie (Ken) Gossling of Waucoma, IA; Bill (Jayne) Bouska of West Union, IA; Judy (Steve) Heyer of West Union, IA; Jan (Kevin) Hoheisel of Hiawatha, IA, and Julie (Nick) Taylor of Ontario, CA; and several nieces and nephews.

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