Obituaries

Wed
18
Sep

Services held for former Fayette man

 

Services held for former Fayette man

David “Dave” Homewood, age 64, of Luxemburg, died Saturday, August 31, 2013, at University of Iowa Hospitals.  He was born December 6, 1948, to Harold and Phyllis (Langerman) Homewood in Fayette, Iowa.

Dave graduated from the Fayette High School and served his country in Vietnam.   On October 1, 1983, he was united in marriage with Lois Larson at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.  He worked for the Lumber Specialties in Dyersville for many years.

Dave enjoyed fishing, hunting, sports, spending time with family and living for the Lord.

He is survived by his wife Lois;  two sons, Cody (Cyndie) Homewood and Brad (Jessica) Homewood  one step-daughter, Deliegha (Jeff) Swanson; six grandchildren, Harper, Holland, Brandon, Charissa, Lois, and Titus, and many friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Charles, and one sister, Carolyn.     

Wed
18
Sep

Patterson services held Monday at Redeemer Lutheran

 

Patterson services held Monday at Redeemer Lutheran 

Dale Duane Patterson was born on March 2, 1933, on his family’s farm in rural Volga, Iowa to Floyd and Hatti (Kerr) Patterson. Growing up on the farm, Dale enjoyed the many hours he spent helping with chores. He graduated from Wadena High School in 1951. Dale proudly served his country in the United States Army from October 1953 until September 1955.

Dale worked a short time at the Elgin Echo and Tripoli Leader newspapers after earning a degree as a linotype operator. He was united in marriage to Bev Thompson on May 28, 1960 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in West Union. Dale worked for the West Union Co-op and then retired after 26 years with the Iowa Department of Transportation where he worked in highway maintenance. Before and after retirement, Dale continued to fulfill his passion for farm work by working for local farmers.

Wed
11
Sep

’67 North High grad dies in Nebraska

 

’67 North High grad dies in Nebraska

Ruth A. Bartlett, 64 years, of Fremont, NE died Saturday, August 31, 2013 at Arbor Manor in Fremont.  Ruth was born January 27, 1949 in Wadena, IA to George and Wilhelmina (Ohmann) Kelly.  

She grew up at Hawkeye, IA and attended North Fayette County Community Schools and graduated in 1967 from North High School in West Union. Ruth served in the U.S. Air Force from April 24, 1969 until Nov. 28, 1975 as a WAF, spending 1 year in Iceland.  She moved to Fremont in 1978.   She attended Metro Community College in Fremont and obtained an associate degree in computer science.   She was employed at Wal-Mart in Fremont and was a merchandiser  for American Greetings Card Company.

Wed
11
Sep

Funeral Mass celebrated in St. Lucas

 

Funeral Mass celebrated in St. Lucas

Rosalyn Bodensteiner, age 76, of West Union, IA, died on Monday, September 2, 2013, at Allen Hospital in Waterloo, IA.

Rosalyn Ida (Heying) was born on December 7, 1936, the daughter of Peter and Agnes (Bohr) Heying in Festina, Iowa.  Rosalyn attended St. Mary’s Catholic School in Festina and Calmar High School.   Rosalyn married Eugene Bodensteiner on August 12, 1957, at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Festina.  Rosalyn was a stay at home mother, raising seven children, and she also helped as a secretary for Eugene’s insurance business.  In later years, Rosalyn worked at the nursing home.  She enjoyed quilting, gardening, baking, watching hummingbirds, little kittens, growing roses and above all her grandchildren.  She was a member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church in St. Lucas.

Wed
11
Sep

Services held for Geneva (Osmundson) Meinecke

 

Services held for Geneva (Osmundson) Meinecke

Geneva Lillian “Gee” (Osmundson) Meinecke, 66, of Decorah, Iowa died Friday, September 6, 2013 at Wellington Place, Decorah. She was born on February 15, 1947 in West Union, Iowa to Nanfred and Myrtle (Ruroden) Osmundson. Gee was baptized and confirmed at Bethany Church, Ossian, Iowa. She graduated from North High School, West Union, Iowa in 1965.

Gee was united in marriage with Larry Rainwater in May of 1966 at Bethany Church and was later divorced, she then married Joel Meinecke in 1971 and was later divorced. She worked at Collins Radio in Cedar Rapids and then the Public Defender’s Office in Topeka, Kansas for fourteen years. Gee lived in Kansas until 2006, she then moved to Decorah. She was a member of the Red Hat Society at Wellington Place and enjoyed gardening, cooking and playing piano.

Wed
11
Sep

Death reported

 

Death reported

Florian Albin Koch, 85, of Oelwein died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, in Oelwein.

He is the father of Dorothy “Dorty” (Jeff) Yauslin of West Union.

Wed
04
Sep

Victor Buresh services held Aug. 30

 

Victor Buresh services held Aug. 30

Victor Joseph Buresh, age 94, of Saratoga, Iowa, died Sunday, August 25, 2013, at the Evans Home in Cresco, Iowa. Funeral services will be Friday, August 30 at 11:00 am at the Saratoga Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow at Saratoga Cemetery. Friends may call from 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm Thursday at Lindstrom Funeral Home in Cresco.  

Victor Joseph Buresh was born October 28, 1918 on his family farm in Saratoga Township, Howard County, Iowa.  He was baptized, confirmed and was a member of the Saratoga Presbyterian Church all his life.  Victor married Doris Knudson in 1942 and to this union was born four children. The Bureshes farmed until 1977 when they retired and moved to Saratoga. Victor was an avid hunter and also enjoyed wood-working and being a gunsmith. 

Wed
04
Sep

Victor Buresh services held Aug. 30

 

Victor Buresh services held Aug. 30

Victor Joseph Buresh, age 94, of Saratoga, Iowa, died Sunday, August 25, 2013, at the Evans Home in Cresco, Iowa. Funeral services will be Friday, August 30 at 11:00 am at the Saratoga Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow at Saratoga Cemetery. Friends may call from 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm Thursday at Lindstrom Funeral Home in Cresco.  

Victor Joseph Buresh was born October 28, 1918 on his family farm in Saratoga Township, Howard County, Iowa.  He was baptized, confirmed and was a member of the Saratoga Presbyterian Church all his life.  Victor married Doris Knudson in 1942 and to this union was born four children. The Bureshes farmed until 1977 when they retired and moved to Saratoga. Victor was an avid hunter and also enjoyed wood-working and being a gunsmith. 

Wed
04
Sep

Burington services today at W.U. UMC

 

Burington services today at W.U. UMC

Forest “Glenn” Burington was born on August 17, 1919, to Forest and Bessie Blance (Dennis) Burington on his family farm near Edgewood, Iowa. Following graduation from 8th grade, Glenn began farming full time with his father.

Glenn was united in marriage to Eleanor Day on December 16, 1945 at the Arlington Methodist Church in Arlington, Iowa. Before moving to their dairy farm in rural West Union the couple farmed near Fayette and Randalia for a short time.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church of West Union and the United Methodist men’s group. He helped repair headstones in Fayette County at pioneer cemeteries.. In the 1970s, Glenn participated in multiple area parades dressing up as a clown for the Farm Bureau float.

Wed
04
Sep

Mass of Christian Burial celebrated for George Miller

 

Mass of Christian Burial celebrated for George Miller

George Celestine Miller, 98, of Elkader, Iowa passed away on August 25, 2013, at the Elkader Care Center in Elkader. George was born on June 9, 1915, in West Union, the son of Henry and Sara Jane (Foley) Miller.  George attended and graduated from West Union High School in 1934.  Following high school, George attended Iowa State College for one year and finished his education with a degree in Dairy Manufacturing from Purdue University School of Agriculture.

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