Obituaries

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27
Jan

Isaiah Shaun Schmitt

Isaiah Shaun Schmitt

 

 

     Isaiah Shaun Schmitt, infant son of Shaun and Kendra Schmitt was welcomed into heaven on January 15th, 2016. He was born at the Methodist Hospital in Rochester, MN, at 4:27 p.m. He weighed 4 lbs. 15 oz. and was 15 inches long. He spent his few minutes here on earth in the loving arms of his mother and father, a time that will be cherished forever.

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27
Jan

Eldon Severson

Eldon Severson

 

 

Eldon Lee Severson, 85, of Clermont, Iowa died Friday, January 22, 2016 at Palmer Lutheran Health Center, West Union, Iowa. Eldon was born on August 16, 1930 in Topeka, Jewel County, Kansas to Otto and Lulu (Larson) Severson. He was baptized at his parent’s home on November 2, 1930 in Jewel County, Kansas and confirmed on June 10, 1944 at the Norway Lutheran Church, St. Olaf, Iowa. Eldon attended rural grade school in Clayton County and graduated from Elkader High School in 1948. Eldon farmed with his dad a few years. He joined the United States Coast Guard on November 21, 1951 and was honorably discharged on November 22, 1954. He received the Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Metal. When Eldon came home from the Coast Guard, he attended Iowa State University and farmed with his family.

Wed
27
Jan

Raymond Brickman

Raymond Brickman

 

 

Raymond Brickman, 92, of Oelwein passed away on Thursday January 21, 2016 at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.  Visitation will be from 4-7 PM on Tuesday January 26, 2016 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein.  Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM on Wednesday January 27, 2016 at Zion Lutheran Church in Oelwein with Rev. Leo Combs-Lay officiating.  Interment will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens at Hazleton.  For condolences, please visit www.geilenfeldfh.com.  

Raymond Lee Brickman was born on February 19, 1923 in Westgate, Iowa to parents Fred and Bertha (Fink) Brickman.  He was baptized at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Westgate and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fairbank.  He attended Fairbank Parochial School in Fairbank and Oran High School. 

Wed
27
Jan

Marilyn Klatt

Marilyn Klatt

 

 

Carolyn A. Judy, 81, of Hawkeye, died Thursday, January 21, 2016, at the family farm, near Hawkeye, Iowa.

Celebration of life services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 30, 2016, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Chapel in Hawkeye, Iowa with Pastor Garry Birth officiating. 

Inurnment will follow at the Hawkeye Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, January 29 at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye and for one hour preceding services at the chapel on Saturday.

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

Carolyn Ann, daughter of Fred and Lydia (Siekmeier) Miller, was born on a beautiful fall day, October 20, 1934, on the family farm, near Hawkeye. She attended Hawkeye Grade School and graduated from Alpha High School.

Wed
27
Jan

Carolyn Judy

Carolyn Judy

 

 

Carolyn A. Judy, 81, of Hawkeye, died Thursday, January 21, 2016, at the family farm, near Hawkeye, Iowa.

Celebration of life services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 30, 2016, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Chapel in Hawkeye, Iowa with Pastor Garry Birth officiating. 

Inurnment will follow at the Hawkeye Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, January 29 at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye and for one hour preceding services at the chapel on Saturday.

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

Carolyn Ann, daughter of Fred and Lydia (Siekmeier) Miller, was born on a beautiful fall day, October 20, 1934, on the family farm, near Hawkeye. She attended Hawkeye Grade School and graduated from Alpha High School.

Wed
27
Jan

Sid Tope

Sid Tope

 

 

Sidney Albert Tope, 95, passed away on January 20, 2016 at Palmer Lutheran Health Center.

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at the Bethel Presbyterian Church in West Union, IA.

Visitation was to be held on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the S.K. Rogers and Burnham-Wood Funeral home in West Union, IA and at the church one hour prior to the service.

Sidney Albert Tope was born on December 21, 1920 to Sidney and Anna (Johnston) Tope in the existing house on the Tope Century Farm located in Dover Township north of West Union.

He attended country school and graduated from West Union High School.

He was united in marriage on April 9, 1944 to Ida Maude Briggs in Fayette, Iowa. To this union three sons were born, Terry (stillborn), Steven, and Randy.

Sidney farmed most of his life. He worked at the Johnston Ice Cream Factory and also on a mink farm.

Wed
20
Jan

Larry Krueger

Larry Krueger

 

 

Larry Krueger, 64, of Elgin, Iowa passed away Thursday, January 14, 2016 at his home.  Larry Lyle, the son of Lyle and Helen (Roberts) Krueger, was born September 26, 1951 in West Union, Iowa.  He graduated from Valley High School in 1969.  Larry was united in marriage with the former Terry Chevalley on July 7, 1989 in Harpers Ferry, Iowa.

Larry worked at NEOWA FS, Robertson Implement, and Blessing Industries. Presently, Larry owned and operated Krueger Construction in Elgin, Iowa.

Wed
20
Jan

Joy Alan McFarlane

Joy Alan McFarlane

 

 

Joy Alan McFarlane, born January 3, 1952 at Mercy Hospital of Franciscan Sisters in Oelwein, Iowa to Clyde and Thelma (Landsgaard) McFarlane, the third of nine children. Died January 3, 2016.

A memorial service will be held from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Thursday, January 14, 2016 at S.K. Rogers Funeral Home in Fayette, Iowa.

In lieu of flowers the family would ask that donations be given to the Fayette County Fair Beef Barn or Fayette American Legion in Joy's name.

Wed
20
Jan

Marion Kehoe

Marion Kehoe

 

 

Marion M. Kehoe, 97, of Fayette, died Saturday, January 16, 2016, at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette.

 

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 25, 2016, at St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner, Iowa with Rev. Norman Bauer officiating.  Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Oelwein. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, January 25th at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Fayette and for one hour preceding services at the church on Monday. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com.

 

Wed
20
Jan

Darlene Cummings Willadsen

Darlene Cummings Willadsen

 

 

Darlene Cummings Willadsen, 91, of Clermont, Iowa passed away Thursday, January 7, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Society in West Union, Iowa. 

Darlene, the daughter of Fritz A. and Gladine T. (Mays) Nottnagel, was born December 21, 1924 in Marquette, Iowa. 

She graduated from Marquette High School. 

Darlene was united in marriage with Hubert R. Cummings on October 7, 1944. To this union, seven children were born.  Hubert preceded her in death on September 10, 1993.

Darlene was then married to Dale Willadsen on May 12, 1995.  Dale preceded her in death on October 16, 2012. 

Darlene and Hubert farmed north of Clermont from 1949 until 1993, when they moved to Elgin, Iowa.  They spent many winters in Apache Junction, Arizona and travelled to many places around the United States and Europe.

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