Obituaries

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.

Wed
28
Aug

Lein services set for Aug. 31

 

Lein services set for Aug. 31

James M. Lein, 73, of Arlington died Aug. 23, 2013, of hypersensitivity pneumonitis at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. 

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Waverly with burial in the church cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Maynard and for an hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.

Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is in charge of arrangements. 

Wed
21
Aug

Laid to rest

 

Laid to rest

Steven Stanbrough was interred in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Auburn on Sunday, July 28. Family members joined their pastor for a private graveside service.

Steven died June 8, 2013.

Wed
21
Aug

Sister of Don Bright dies Aug. 11

 

Sister of Don Bright dies Aug. 11

Waterloo - Shirley Ann Benham, 73, of Waterloo, died Sunday, August 11 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City from complications of an intraventricular hemorrhage.

She was born April 10, 1940 in Oelwein, daughter of Harold and Phyllis Hull Bright.  She married David Patrick Benham July 25, 1961 in Moline, Ill.

Survivors include her husband, Dave; a son, Troy (Katie) Benham of Marion; two daughters, Janece Shaffer of Waterloo and Christine (Steve) Benham of Dysart; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three brothers, Dale (Rita) Bright of Waterloo, Donald (Linda) Bright of West Union and Richard (Viola Zerfus) Bright of Oelwein and a sister, Lavonne (Howard) Rolfs of Oelwein.

Preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Tracy Benham and a brother, Robert Bright.

Wed
21
Aug

Services at 11 a.m. today at W.U. UMC

 

 

Services at 11 a.m. today at W.U. UMC

Lyle William Guenther was born on May 7th, 1935 in Eldorado, the son of Hardy and Adleen (Danks) Guenther. He graduated from North High in 1952 and retired from Interstate Power Company in 1997.

On Feb. 11 1956, he was united in marriage to Jo Ann Herschinger. He is a member of the United Methodist Church in West Union.

He loved FISHING, Iowa Hawkeye and Minnesota Viking football, mushroom hunting and traveling to see all the grandchildren.

Wed
21
Aug

Funeral Mass celebrated for Jolene (Mihm) Galligan

 

Funeral Mass celebrated for Jolene (Mihm) Galligan

Jolene Galligan, age 51, of Waverly, IA, formerly of St. Lucas, IA, died on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at Methodist Hospital in Rochester, MN.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, August 17, 2013, at St. Luke's Catholic Church in St. Lucas, Iowa, with Rev. Nick March presiding. Burial was in the church cemetery. 

Friends called from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday and after 9:00a.m. on Saturday at the church.

The Schluter – Balik Funeral Home, Chekal Chapel in Fort Atkinson, Iowa is in charge of arrangements.

Wed
21
Aug

Jim Monroe memorial service set for Aug. 27

 

 

Jim Monroe memorial service set for Aug. 27

A memorial service for Jim Monroe will be held Aug. 27 at Zion Lutheran Church, West Union. There will be a 9:30 a.m. wake and a 10:30 a.m. service.

James “Jim” Monroe was born Feb. 9, 1926, at Castalia, Ia. He passed away Aug. 16, 2013 with his loving family around him at the age of 87 years and 6 mo. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church of Castalia. He attended country school near his home. He went to high School one yr. He drove truck and semi for Watters of Luana and other companies.

On Oct. 7, 1951 he married Marjorie Jacobson of WU. To this union 4 daughters were born, Connie, Barb, Becky and Cindy.

Wed
21
Aug

Funeral Mass held in Festina on Monday

 

Funeral Mass held in Festina on Monday

Winnifred “Freda” Einck, age 91, of Decorah, IA formerly of Festina, IA died Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at the Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah, IA.

Winnifred “Freda” Magdelene (Buchheit) Einck,was born October 12, 1921 the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Schrandt) Buchheit near Festina, Iowa. Freda attended St. Mary’s Catholic School in Festina. Freda married Herbert Einck on January 29, 1946 at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Festina, IA They ran the DX Service Station in Festina for twenty eight years, passing the business on to their sons when they moved to Decorah in 1983. At that time they joined  St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Decorah. Freda enjoyed quilting, gardening and canning her produce. Freda especially enjoyed family activities with the grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Wed
21
Aug

Funeral Mass held in Festina on Monday

 

Funeral Mass held in Festina on Monday

Winnifred “Freda” Einck, age 91, of Decorah, IA formerly of Festina, IA died Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at the Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah, IA.

Winnifred “Freda” Magdelene (Buchheit) Einck,was born October 12, 1921 the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Schrandt) Buchheit near Festina, Iowa. Freda attended St. Mary’s Catholic School in Festina. Freda married Herbert Einck on January 29, 1946 at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Festina, IA They ran the DX Service Station in Festina for twenty eight years, passing the business on to their sons when they moved to Decorah in 1983. At that time they joined  St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Decorah. Freda enjoyed quilting, gardening and canning her produce. Freda especially enjoyed family activities with the grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Wed
21
Aug

Services held for Clermont woman

 

 

Services held for Clermont woman

Delores Virginia Keune, 84, of Clermont, Iowa passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin.   

Delores was born May 29, 1929 to Oscar and Melvina (Ness) Tovson in Decorah, Iowa.  She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church in Decorah.  She graduated from Decorah High School in 1949. Delores was united in marriage with Joice Keune on February 24, 1951 at the Lutheran Church in Spring Grove, Minnesota.  Eight children were born to this union. 

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