Obituaries

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DiAnn Svenson

DiAnn Svenson

 

DiAnn M. Svenson, age 77, of Decorah, IA passed away in her sleep at home on Friday, June 4, 2021. Her final moments were an unexpected yet peaceful clearing following a health challenge storm. 

  A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 10, 2021, at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Decorah with Rev. Donald Hertges officiating. Inurnment was in St. Benedict Cemetery.  

  Visitation began on Thursday at 9:00 a.m., two hours before the service, at St. Benedict Catholic Church.

 DiAnn Marie (Ehler) Svenson entered life on September 6, 1943, in Decorah, Iowa, the daughter of Felix and Bertha (Wenthold) Ehler. She attended St. Francis - de Sales Catholic Schools in Ossian, Iowa and graduated from de Sales High School with the class of 1961. In addition to her siblings, many of her beloved cousins describe her as the glue that held the Ehler and Wenthold families together. 

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16
Jun

John Pleis

John Pleis

 

John C. Pleis, 95, of Fayette, Iowa, died Saturday morning, June 12, 2021, at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette, Iowa.

Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 17, 2021, at St. John Lutheran Church in Arlington, Iowa with Rev. Margaret Yackel-Juleen officiating

Visitation: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Arlington and for one hour before the service at the church on Thursday.

Interment: 2 p.m. Thursday at the Allison Cemetery in Allison, Iowa with military honors.

Memorials may be directed in his name to St. John Lutheran Church, Arlington.

Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, social distancing and masks will be required at the church.

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16
Jun

Ione Leete

Ione Leete

 

 

Ione Leete, 82, of Hawkeye, died Thursday, June 10, 2021, at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette, following a lengthy illness.

Services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made in Ione’s name to Becker & Son Funeral Home in Hawkeye is assisting Ione’s family. Memorials may be made in Ione’s name to the Hawkeye Public Library, Hawkeye Methodist Church or the Fayette County Food Shelf. Please call 563-578-3451 or check www.beckermilnesrettig.com for further details.

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16
Jun

Arilss Grimes

Arliss Grimes

 

Arliss (Brandt) Grimes, 98, of West Union passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette.

A Celebration of Life for Arliss Brandt Grimes will be held Saturday, June 19, 2021, from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the S. K. Rogers Funeral Home, 120 S. Main Street, Fayette, Iowa.

Arliss passed away on February 11, 2021. Her children and grandchildren would enjoy sharing memories during this open house with family and friends. We won’t play cards or assemble a jigsaw puzzle, but we will share in the joy of her life. Please join us.

Arliss was born in Postville, Iowa on March 16, 1922 to Melvin and Mabel (Dow) Brandt. She was united in marriage to Harry Grimes Jr. in June 1940 at the Little Brown Church. Six children were born to this union.

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16
Jun

Sylvan Torkelson

Sylvan Torkelson

 

Sylvan Torkelson, 93, of Elgin, Iowa died Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at his home. He was born March 7, 1928 to William and Luella (Benson) Torkelson in a log cabin not far from the Highland Church. His mother died when he was 7 years old and Sylvan lived with his Uncle Oscar’s family, that gave him a life-long second family bond. About a year later, his father remarried and he was raised by Elsie and his father.

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16
Jun

Robert Campbell

Robert Campbell

 

Robert “Bob” H. Campbell, 77, of Hawkeye, died unexpectedly Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.

There was a Masonic Service on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home conducted by the Mason Lodge #69 of West Union.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at the United Methodist Church in Hawkeye with Mona Christie, Lay Servant officiating.  Interment followed at Hawkeye Cemetery with military rites provided by Arnold Rogers Post #312 American Legion of Hawkeye.  Visitation was held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 14 at Becker & Son Funeral Home in Hawkeye and for one hour preceding services at the church on Tuesday. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for later designation. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig7.com

Wed
09
Jun

Ruth Moser

Ruth Moser

 

Celebrate Ruth Moser’s life at a Memorial Reception, from 2:00-3:30 p.m., Saturday, June 12, at the West Union Recreation Center Shelter House, 928 North Pine Street.

  Ruthie loved the outdoors and spent time strolling the paths at this park and attending the evening water aerobics.

Stop by to greet our family and remember her spirit and enthusiasm for life!

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09
Jun

La Vonne Nelson

La Vonne Nelson

 

 

We will be celebrating the life of LaVonne Orva Swenson Nelson on Sunday, June 13th, 2021 at 1 p.m. at the West Clermont Lutheran Church. 

LaVonne Nelson passed away on April 14, 2020. 

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09
Jun

Neil Schwake

Neil Schwake

 

 A celebration of life picnic for Neil Schwake, 1939-2020, of Fayette and rural Sumner/Buck Creek will be held Saturday, June 12, from 3-7 p.m. at the Sumner City Park A-frame on the corner of Columbia Ave. and Park Ave. in Sumner.

 Come, remember, reminisce and regale the family with stories of this wonderful man. A meal will be provided.

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09
Jun

Mark Wulfekuhle

Mark Wulfekuhle

 

Mark E. Wulfekuhle, 60, of Fayette, died unexpectedly Saturday, May 29, 2021, at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital in West Union.

Memorial Mass was held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 3, 2021, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fayette with Rev. Donald Komboh celebrating. Inurnment follow ed at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Cemetery, rural Fayette. Visitation preceded the Mass on Thursday starting at 9 a.m.. Becker & Son Funeral Home in Fayette is assisting Mark’s family. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com

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