Obituaries

Thu
26
Dec

Arlene Elsie (Schultz) Schlatter

 

Arlene Schaltter

 

Arlene Elsie (Schultz) Schlatter, age 91, died peacefully in her sleep during the early hours of Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at her daughter and son-in-law’s home in Apple Valley, Minn.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 21, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye with Rev. David R. Nelson and Rev. Jamie Thompson officiating.

Interment followed in the Hawkeye Cemetery.

Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye assisted the family. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com.

Thu
26
Dec

Gussie Crafton

 

Gussie Crafton

 

Gussie Maye Crafton, daughter of John and Sarah Rorex, was born August 6, 1922, in Egypt, Ark. She graduated from Egypt High School in 1938 and later received a bachelor’s degree from Upper Iowa University.

On Jan. 19, 1943, Gussie was united in marriage to Victor C. Crafton.  After living in Jonesboro, Ark., they moved to Fayette, in 1952.  Gussie worked at and then managed the UIU bookstore from 1961 until her retirement in 1984.

Gussie resided in Maple Crest Manor from March of 2010 until she moved to West Palm Beach, Fla., in October of 2012 after Vic’s death on May 5, 2012. Gussie resided at Personal Touch, Inc. Adult Family Care where she died on Dec. 18, 2013, at the age of 91.

During WW II when Vic served in the army, Gussie traveled to California where she was a “Rosie the Riveter” at an airplane factory.  She was an “all-star” basketball player in both California and Arkansas.

Thu
26
Dec

Robert Eugene Crowe

 

Robert Eugene Crow

 

Robert Eugene Crow, 70, of Highmore, SD, passed away on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at his home in Highmore surrounded by family.

A Celebration of his Life will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 13, 2014 at the Church of Christ, Highmore with Pastor Max Kelley officiating. 

Robert Eugene Crow was born on November 24, 1943 to Robert T. and Bettie (Davis) Crow in Waterloo, IA.  He attended Valley High of Elgin, IA and following graduation he continued at the Upper Iowa University in Fayette, IA.  He became a high school teacher of math, science, and physics. Robert married Linda Hackmann on December 28, 1965 at Elgin, IA. 

Wed
18
Dec

Agnes Galligan

 

Agnes Galligan

 

Agnes M. Galligan, 81, of Lawler died Sunday morning, Dec. 15, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Lawler.

Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may greet the family 3-7 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Lawler. Visitation will continues an hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.

Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in Lawler is in charge of the arrangements. 

Wed
18
Dec

Donald Yauslin

 

Donald Yauslin

Clermont native Donald G. Yauslin, 81, of Cedar Rapids died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at his home.

Services with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20, at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories in Cedar Rapids.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home.

Wed
18
Dec

Robert Crow

 

Robert Crow

 

Robert Eugene Crow, 70, of Highmore, S.D., formerly of Elgin, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at his home in Highmore.

A full obituary will appear in next week’s Union.

Wed
18
Dec

Hattie Wilbur-Watson

 

Hattie Wilbur-Watson

 

Hattie E. Wilbur-Watson, 103, of Surprise, Arizona and formerly of Randalia, Iowa died Thursday, December 12, 2013 at the Greenhouse Hospice Home in Phoenix, Arizona.

Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Floral Hills Funeral Home, rural Oelwein with Rev. Charis Combs-Lay of Zion Lutheran Church officiating. 

Visitation: 10:00 A.M. to service time at the funeral home on Saturday.

Interment: Floral Hill Memorial Gardens, rural Oelwein, Iowa.

  A Memorial Fund has been established in her name.

Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com.

Wed
18
Dec

Betty Halverson

 

Betty Halverson

 

Betty J. Halverson, 79, of Elgin, Iowa died Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at her home in Elgin, Iowa.  Betty Joan, the daughter of Jacob and Bertha (Tinderholt) Wander, was born December 31, 1933 on the family farm west of Clermont.  She graduated from Clermont High School in 1951.  After high school, Betty worked as a telephone operator in Decorah, Iowa. 

Betty was united in marriage with Roy Halverson on February 21, 1954 at the West Clermont Lutheran Church in Clermont, Iowa.  After Betty and Roy had their family, Betty went to work as a cook at Valley High School in Elgin, Iowa until her retirement.  Betty and Roy lived on a farm south of Elgin until Roy’s death in 1987, when she moved into town. 

Betty loved to cook and garden.  She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren and going places with her friends.

Fri
04
Oct

Graveside services set

 

Graveside services set

Graveside inurnment services for Daniel Lee Myers, 48, of Boston, Mass., formerly of Fayette, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Grandview Cemetery, Fayette.

Daniel died of natural causes on Friday, July 12, 2013, in Boston.

 
Fri
04
Oct

Services set for Cindy (Brown) Bradshaw

 

Services set for Cindy (Brown) Bradshaw

Cindy (Brown) Bradshaw, daughter of the late Merle and Janet Brown, who were longtime business owners in West Union, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at her home in Guttenberg.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Kramer Funeral Home in Holy Cross.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Holy Cross.

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