Obituaries

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Jim Koch

Jim Koch

 

 

James “Jim” Henry Koch was born on January 30, 1944, to Fred and Mildred (Wetherbee) Koch at Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union, Iowa. He graduated from North High School in West Union, Iowa in 1962.

Jim passed away at the age of 70 on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Jim was united in marriage to LaVonne Knief on November 15, 1964 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Klinger, Iowa. Five children were born to this union. The couple farmed near Hawkeye for 8 years and near West Union for 41 years. Jim was recognized for his farming achievements earning the Lutheran Young Farmer Award in 1974 and Jim and his family were selected as KWWL Farm Family of the Week.

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12
Mar

John Metzger

John Metzger

 

 

John Metzger, 92, of Clermont, Iowa passed away on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union, Iowa.

A public visitation will be held from 4 pm until 7 pm on Friday, March 14, 2014 at Burnham-Wood Funeral Home in West Union.

A public graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 11 am at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in rural West Union, Iowa with the Rev. Rusty Phillips officiating.

S.K. Rogers Funeral Home of West Union is in charge of the arrangements

Wed
05
Mar

Joint memorial service held for John and Barbara Loyd

 

 

Joint memorial service held for John and Barbara Loyd

 

John A. Loyd, 74, of Salem, IA, died Wednesday, February 19, 2014, from injuries sustained in a residential fire.  His wife, Barbara, died simultaneously in the tragedy.

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05
Mar

Interred in West Union

 

Interred in West Union

Janet M. Buschhaus (nee Ritchie) found peace February 26, 2014 at the age of 78. 

Born in LeMars, she grew up in West Union. In 1953, she graduated from West Union High School, where she participated in many activities. To stay in touch, she and seven of her classmates began a round-robin letter over 60 years ago, and it continues to this day.

Janet married Rolf Buschhaus on June 23, 1957, at United Methodist Church in West Union.

Preceded in death by her husband Rolf and her brother Fred Ritchie. Dear mother of Ann (Allan Ries) Buschhaus, and Karl Rosemary). Loving Grandmother to Anke, and Soren Ries-Buschhaus, Octavia, Kenneth, Roland, and Torsten Buschhaus. Dear sister of Karen (Stephen) Hessl. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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05
Mar

Joint memorial service held for John and Barbara Loyd

 

Joint memorial service held for John and Barbara Loyd

Barbara A. Loyd, 72, of Salem, IA died Wednesday, February 19, 2014, from injuries sustained in a residential fire. Her husband, John, died simultaneously in the tragedy.

Mrs. Loyd’s body has been cremated.  A memorial service was held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 28 at the Faith Christian Outreach Church in Mount Pleasant with Pastor Monte Knudsen officiating.  Inurnment will be held at a later date at the Salem East Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials should be directed to family.  

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05
Mar

Father of Joe Flores dies in Mason City

 

Father of Joe Flores dies in Mason City

Albert Flores, 84, of Mason City, died Thursday (Feb. 20, 2014) at Hospice of North Iowa, Mason City.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at Epiphany Parish-Holy Family Catholic Church, 714 N. Adams Ave., Mason City.

Visitation was held one hour prior to the service at Epiphany Parish-Holy Family Catholic Church. Burial was held in Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery, Mason City.

Those wishing to give a memorial in his memory may wish to consider a contribution to the Hospice of North Iowa.

Albert Flores, the son of Joseph and Emma (Trujillo) Flores, was born June 4, 1929, in Mason City. As a young man he moved with his family to Durango, Mexico. It was there that he met his future wife, Herminia Loera.

Wed
26
Feb

George C. Wolfe

George C. Wolfe

 

George C. Wolfe, age 83, of Ossian, died Monday, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at Aase Haugen Home in Decorah.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church in Ossian, with Rev. Msgr. Cletus J. Hawes officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with full military honors by Brockman Hammersland American Legion Post 503. 

Fjelstul Funeral Home in Decorah assisted the family with the arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at www.fjelstul.com.

Wed
26
Feb

Stanley R. Donat

Stanley R. Donat

 

 

Stanley R. Donat, 90, of Randalia, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Unity Point/ Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, at Union United Methodist Church in rural Sumner, with Pastor Johnny Ray Tucker officiating.

Interment will follow at Union Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.

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

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26
Feb

Mary Lou Greco

Mary Lou Greco

 

 

Mary Lou Greco, 80, of rural Maynard, died on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Jan. 18, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein with the Rev. Paul McManus and Deacon Jim Patera officiating.

Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Oelwein.

A memorial fund has been established for Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein assisted the family with the arrangements.

Mary Lou Taylor was born on March 17, 1933, in Oelwein, the daughter of Jay and Lucille (Nank) Taylor. 

She received her education at the Maynard schools and graduated in the West Central Class of 1951.  Mary Lou was united in marriage to Peter John Greco on Aug. 17, 1957, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein. They lived and farmed in rural Maynard for 56 years.

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26
Feb

Sue Hansmeier

Sue Hansmeier

 

 

Sue M. Hansmeier, 67, of Waukon, IA, died Monday, February 17, 2014, at her home in Waukon. Memorial services were held Wednesday, February 19th, at 7:00 PM at Echo Valley Banquet Center in West Union, IA. Pastor Galen Smith officiated. Friends called from 3:00 PM until the time of service Wednesday at the Echo Valley Banquet Center. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon was in charge of arrangements.

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