Obituaries

Wed
22
May

Funeral Mass held for retired longtime W.U. fire chief Chuck Broghammer

 

Funeral Mass held for retired longtime W.U. fire chief Chuck Broghammer

A Mass of Christian Burial for Charles P. “Chuck” Broghammer, 87, of West Union was celebrated Tuesday, May 21, at Holy Name Catholic Church in West Union. 

Burial was in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, rural West Union.

Burnham-Wood & S.K. Rogers Funeral Home of West Union was in charge of arrangements.

Chuck died Thursday, May 16, 2013, at his West Union home, where he resided for the last 80 years.

Charles Philip “Chuck” Broghammer was born to Dr. Francis J. and Margaret (Leahy) Broghammer on April 29, 1926, in Superior, Wis. 

He graduated from West Union High School in 1944. Following high school, Chuck proudly served his country as a medic in the United States Navy. 

After serving in the Navy, Chuck attended St. Louis University. 

He then returned to West Union to work on the family farm. 

Thu
16
May

Memorial service set for longtime W.U. businessman

 

Memorial service set for longtime W.U. businessman

Verl E. Timm, 73, of West Union died Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union. 

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Zion Lutheran Church in West Union. 

Arrangements are being handled by Iowa Cremation in Cedar Rapids.

Verl Ervin Timm was born March 20, 1940, to Ervin and Verla (Gager) Timm in Hawkeye. 

He was united in marriage with Patricia Burkhart on Aug. 12, 1960, at Richfield Church. 

Verl worked at Wilbur Ford Sales for 42 years and retired as co-owner. 

He was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church, as well as the West Union Rotary Club. 

Verl enjoyed traveling with his family. He loved his time camping, fishing, mushroom hunting, and simply being outdoors.

Thu
16
May

Graveside service set for Saturday

 

Graveside service set for Saturday

A graveside service for Marguerite “Rite” Upham, 104, of West Union will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at the West Union Cemetery.

Burnham-Wood & S.K. Rogers Funeral Home, West Union, is handling the arrangements.

Marguerite’s death occurred Monday, May 13, 2013, at Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union. 

 
Thu
16
May

Sister of Betty Spies dies on May 7

 

 

Sister of Betty Spies dies on May 7

Diane Holmes, 77, of Perry, formerly of West Union, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at Rowley Memorial Masonic Home in Perry.  

Graveside services were held at Violet Hill Cemetery in Perry on Tuesday, May 14. 

Diane Marie (Schmelzer) Holmes was born July 18, 1935, to George A. and Edna (Bloomfield) Schmelzer on the family farm near West Union.  

She attended school in West Union and graduated from Paris Beauty Academy.  

In 1952, she was united in marriage with Leo Shori. They traveled for the next 20 years in the military, including two tours in Germany.  

Diane moved to Perry in 1972 and worked at Woodward State Hospital.  

She married Richard “Dick” Holmes in 1977, and they made their home in Perry.

Thu
16
May

Services held yesterda for Alison Jo Garvin, 25

 

Services held yesterda for Alison Jo Garvin, 25

Funeral services for Alison J. Garvin, 25, of West Union will were held at 10:30 a.m. yesterday (Wednesday) at United Methodist Church in West Union with the Rev. Galen Smith officiating.

Burial will follow in West Union Cemetery.

Visitation was set for Tuesday, May 14, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Burnham-Wood Funeral Home in West Union.

Burnham-Wood & S.K. Rogers Funeral Home of West Union is in charge of the arrangements.

Alison died Saturday, May 11, 2013, at her parents' home in West Union.

Alison Jo Garvin was born Dec. 1, 1987, to Scott and Joleen (Pape) Garvin at Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union. 

She was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye and confirmed at Bethel Presbyterian Church in West Union.

Wed
01
May

Sister Maria Goretti Dullard, PVBM, 78

 

Services held

Funeral services for Sister Maria Goretti Dullard, PVBM, 78, of Dubuque were held Thursday, April 25, at Mount Loretto Motherhouse in Dubuque. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Key West.

Sister Maria Goretti was born Mary Thomasine Dullard on July 30, 1934, in West Union to Walter and Mary Dullard.

Her brother, Joseph Dullard, preceded her in death.

Wed
01
May

Mildred Ruth-Dorthea Lohr, 97, of West Union

 

Mildred Ruth-Dorthea Lohr, 97, of West Union, Iowa passed away on April 30, 2013, at Traditions Assisted Living in West Union.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Zion Lutheran Church in West Union, Iowa. Burial will follow at West Union Cemetery.

A public visitation will be held on Friday, May 3, 2013, from 4 pm until 7 pm at Burnham-Wood Funeral Home in West Union.

Burnham-Wood & S.K. Rogers Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

 

Wed
01
May

Memorial service held for Jane (Jirak) Gilb

 

Memorial service held for Jane (Jirak) Gilb

Jane (Jirak) Gilb, 59, of Lakeville, Minn., formerly of Waucoma, died Friday, March 29, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn., following a battle with cancer.

A memorial service was held Saturday, April 6, at Family of Christ Lutheran Church in Lakeville, Minn.

A private burial will be held at a later date in Lucan, Minn.

Jane (Jirak) “Janie” Gilb, daughter of Jim and Barbara (Riha) Jirak, was born June 9, 1953, in New Hampton.

She attended grade school at St. Mary’s in Waucoma and graduated from Turkey Valley High School in Jackson Junction. She attended the Minnesota School of Business in Mankota, Minn., and she later earned her master’s degree.

On July 2, 1977, Jane was united in marriage with Roger Gilb at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Little Turkey. The couple welcomed two sons into their family.

Wed
01
May

Services held for Castalia woman

 

 

Services held for Castalia woman

Shirley M. Ohloff, 81, of Castalia died Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Good Samaritan Society – Postville. 

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 27, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Postville. The Rev. Steve Brackett officiated.

Burial was in the Postville Cemetery, Postville.

Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Postville, assisted the family with arrangements. 

Born Feb. 7, 1932, to Otto and Irma (Robey) Olson in Waukon, Shirley was baptized on March 7, 1932, at St. John Lutheran Church in Waukon and confirmed on December 1, 1946, at Old East Paint Creek Church in Waterville. 

After her graduation from Waukon High School in 1950, Shirley sold theater tickets at the Waukon Theater.

Wed
24
Apr

Margery K. (Molumby) Borrell death reported

 

Margery K. (Molumby) Borrell death reported

Word has been received that Margery K. (Molumby) Borrell, 95, of Eagan, Minn., died Nov. 10, 2012.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Nov. 15, 2012, in Rosemount, Minn.

J.S. Klecatsky and Sons Funeral Home in Eagan handled the arrangements.

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