Obituaries

Wed
22
Nov

Robert Kime

Robert Kime

 

 

Robert K. Kime, 79, of Fayette died Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 at Mercy Hospital of Franciscan Sisters in Oelwein.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fayette with Rev. Don Komboh celebrating.

Burial followed at the church cemetery with military rites provided by American Legion Post #339 of Fayette. 

Memorials may be made to the family for later designation. 

Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Fayette assisted Bob’s family. 

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

Robert Keith, son of Byron and Pearl (Richardson) Kime, was born Nov. 29, 1937, in Waterloo. 

He was baptized in the Lutheran Faith in Waterloo and later confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye. 

Wed
15
Nov

Theesa (Langreck) Zipse

Theresa (Langreck) Zipse

 

 

Theresa M. (Langreck) Zipse, 97, formerly of St. Lucas, died Oct. 29, 2017, in Owatonna, Minn.

She was interred in Grandview Cemetery in Austin, Minn.

Wed
15
Nov

Donna Flick

Donna Flick

 

 

Donna Sue Flick, 72, of Wadena and longtime resident of Sioux City, died at her home on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. 

Donna Sue was born Oct. 2, 1945 to Melvin and Virginia (Guinn) Heuton in Sioux City. 

She graduated from Central High School in Sioux City.

Donna was united in marriage with Ronald Flick on Dec. 17, 1966. Two children were born to this union.

Donna and Ron were longtime residents of Sioux City before moving to Mission Viejo, Calif., in 1987. They retired back to Iowa in 2007 where they made their home in the Lima area.     

She enjoyed cooking, gardening, canning, quilting and talking with friends over a cup of tea.

Wed
15
Nov

Paula Ege

Paula Ege

 

 

Paula Charlotte Ege, 86, of Hawkeye passed away peacefully after a short five-month stay at the Good Samaritan Home in West Union on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017.  

Paula was born on July 14, 1931 in Clermont to Alpha and Vera (Meyer) Hangartner.  

Paula and her three sisters, Glenice, Vera, and Darla grew up on a farm just outside of Clermont.  She enjoyed life on the farm and spent a lot of time hanging out with her dad. Paula was a very active young lady, even in the wintertime. She enjoyed ice skating on the Turkey River and cross-country skiing around the farm and woods nearby.

Paula was united in marriage with Paul Dean Bement of West Union in 1948 and they lived in a cute quonset house on Cherry Street in West Union. Her first child, Paul Dean, was stillborn.  Afterwards, she had Paul Garry Bement and Kenneth Dean Bement.  

Her husband Paul passed away in 1967.  

Wed
15
Nov

Carolyn Koester

Carolyn Koester

 

 

Carolyn Koester, 70, of West Union passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Society – West Union due to complications of scleroderma.

Services were held Tuesday, Nov. 7, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Eldorado.

After 25 years of struggling with the disease, Carolyn donated her body to Mayo Health Clinic in an effort to further the study of scleroderma.

Carolyn Koester was born Feb. 15, 1947, in Lincoln, Neb. She was the daughter of Robert and Helene (Alfrey) Asher.

Early in her life, she and her family moved from Lincoln and settled in Thornton, Colo., a suburb of Denver.

During her childhood, Carolyn grew a love for Colorado that she never lost, including views of the mountains, camping with her father and siblings and, of course, the Broncos.

Wed
08
Nov

John Meyer

John Meyer

 

 

John Charles Meyer, 83, completed his Baptismal journey in the early morning of Nov. 3, 2017, stepping into the arms of Jesus while in loving care at the Lutheran Retirement Home in Northwood, Iowa. Though John lost his 21-year battle with cancer, his spirit lives eternally.

John Charles Meyer was born June 18, 1934 in Ossian, Iowa, the son of Lawrence and Ethel (Schutte) Meyer. 

He graduated from Ossian High School in 1952, and went on to marry his sweetheart, Elaine Lois Groth, July 4, 1954 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville.

John began a 20-year career in the United States Air Force in October of 1954. He served four years enlisted prior to attending Wartburg College in Waverly, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in German. 

Wed
08
Nov

John O'Hara

John O'Hara

 

 

John Roger O’Hara, 84, passed away at his home in Decorah on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. 

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by the Rev. Phillip Gibbs on Thursday, Nov. 2, at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Decorah.

Interment was in the church cemetery. 

Casket bearers were Ryan Sparrgrove, Joshua Sparrgrove, Travis Sparrgrove, Montana Bohr, Jesse Halweg, Colten Kinnison, Zach Benda, and Cavin Bohr.

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

John was born Sept. 23, 1933, the son of Joseph and Catherine (Ryan) O’Hara in rural Allamakee County.

John graduated from St Patrick’s Catholic School in Waukon in 1952. 

John married Kathleen Ryan on May 14, 1960 and to this union five children were born. The couple later divorced. 

Wed
08
Nov

Janet Helgerson

Janet Helgerson

 

 

Janet Kay Helgerson, 55, of West Union, Iowa, passed away Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital, West Union, after a nearly four-year battle with cancer.  

She was born Dec. 31, 1961, to Kenneth and Beverly (Howard) Strong in Postville. 

She was baptized and confirmed at Illyria Community Church in rural Elgin. 

Janet graduated from Valley High School, Elgin in 1980. She attended the University of Northern Iowa for two years before transferring to Luther College in Decorah, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education with an emphasis in piano performance.  

Janet was united in marriage with Michael Helgerson on April 17, 1982, at Illyria Community Church, Elgin. Three children were born to this union, Leah, Robert and John. 

Wed
01
Nov

Lorraine (Kittleson) Hoover

Lorraine (Kittleson) Hoover

 

 

Lorraine (Kittleson) Hoover Star Valley Ranch, Wyo., formerly of Clermont, died early on the morning of Oct. 12, 2017. 

She was cremated, and her ashes will be buried in the Thayne, Wyo., cemetery on June 30, 2018.

Lorraine Alice Hoover was born June 30, 1932 in her family’s farmhouse in Clermont, Iowa. Her family included four siblings and parents Clifford and Alice Kittleson. 

Lorraine was a force to be reckoned with at her little high school in Clermont. A talented basketball player and straight A student, she was beautiful and popular. 

After she graduated from Clermont High School in 1949, she attended Luther College in Decorah, where she got her teaching degree. 

Never one to be afraid of hard work, Lorraine spent her summers working jobs that ranged from running the exchange in the telephone office to pulling burrs out of peas on a conveyor belt in a cannery.  

Wed
01
Nov

Janet Helgerson

Janet Helgerson

 

 

Janet Helgerson, 55, of Clermont died Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital, West Union.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at North Fayette Valley Middle School, Elgin.

Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at West Clermont Lutheran Church, Clermont, and for one hour before services at the school on Friday.

Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Clermont, is helping the family with the arrangements.

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