Obituaries

Wed
09
Dec

Lawrence Ishman

Lawrence Ishman

 

 

Lawrence Robert Ishman, 86, of West Union passed away on Friday, November 27, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Center in West Union.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 am on Friday, December 4, 2015 at Zion Lutheran Church in West Union.

Burial followed in West Union Cemetery.

A public visitation was held from 5pm until 8 pm on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at S.K. Rogers and Burnham-Wood Funeral Home in West Union.

Lawrence was born on March 7, 1929 in rural Auburn, Iowa to Albert and Ellen (Wilbur) Ishman.

He graduated from West Union High School, where he played football and ran in track.

Lawrence proudly served his country in the United States Marines.

He was united in marriage to Donna Bigalow on December 9, 1972 at Zion Lutheran Church in West Union. The couple made their home on the family farm near West Union.

Wed
09
Dec

Wade Miner

Wade Miner

 

 

Wade K. Miner, (USMC SSgt. Ret.), 50, died Nov. 3, 2015, at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at S.K. Rogers Funeral Home in Fayette with a visitation held one hour prior to service time.

Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery in Fayette.

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

Fri
04
Dec

Neal Krieg

Neal Krieg

 

 

Neal S. Krieg, 78, died Sunday, November 22, 2015 at the Central Community Hospital.  He was born September 2, 1937 in Elkader to Leonard Henry Krieg and Eloise Leah Musfeldt. Neal graduated from Elkader Central High School in 1955.  He was employed at Collins Radio in Cedar Rapids until 1958.

 

In 1958, Neal started farming on the Schoien Family Farms.The Schoien Farms were owned by Eleanor's two aunts, Corinne and Arlene Schoien and Eleanor's mother, Ernestine Reavis. On June 6, 1959, he was united in marriage to Eleanor Reavis at the Elgin Lutheran Church. They made their home on the Schoien Farms. Neal had hogs, beef cattle and Holstein dairy cows.  He loved farming and had beef cattle on the farm until he retired. He always took very good care of his girls (the cows).   He loved spending time with his family, going for long rides on a Sunday afternoon or just around "the block" any day of the week.

 

Thu
03
Dec

Lorraine Smith

Lorraine Smith

 

 

Lorraine G. Smith, 90, formerly of Maynard, Iowa died November 14, 2015 at EagleCrest Assisted Living in Roseville, Minnesota.

 

Lorraine Grace Hall was born February 13, 1925 in Maynard, Iowa, the daughter of William Vay and Grace Lucille (Heath) Hall.  She graduated from Maynard High School in 1942.  Lorraine married Merlin F. Raymond on August 1, 1946.  They had two sons, Donald Raymond and John Raymond.  Lorraine worked as a clerk in the Maynard Post Office for 8 years and then as a home maker in Hazelton, Garwin and Garnavillo while the boys were growing up.  Merlin died November 3, 1976.  Lorraine subsequently moved from Garnavillo to Oelwein, Iowa and worked at the Oelwein Elevator for 10 years.  On May 1, 1987, Lorraine married Francis L. Smith of Maynard, Iowa. Lorraine and Francis had a good life together until Francis died of cancer in 1994.

 

Thu
03
Dec

Esther Adams

Esther Adams

 

 

Esther Klaich Adams, 88, of Fayette, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family. 

She was born May 22, 1927, in Toltec, Colorado to Mike and Eva (Smirchich) Klaich. 

She attended Pictou School, and graduated from Oak Creek High School in 1945.  She continued her education at Colorado State College of Education in Greeley, Colorado, and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in education.

Upon graduation, she began her elementary education career.  Esther taught for five years in Colorado; followed by five years at La Mesa Spring Valley, California; and then 22+ years at North Fayette Community Schools in West Union, Iowa.  

After moving to California, she met her husband, Richard Dewey Adams, a native of Arlington, Iowa, in La Mesa, California, during church activities. 

Thu
03
Dec

Lawrence Ishman

Lawrence Ishman

 

 

Lawrence Robert Ishman, 86, of West Union died Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Society in West Union.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at Zion Lutheran Church in West Union.

Burial will follow in the West Union Cemetery.

A public visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3, at Burnham-Wood & S.K. Rogers Funeral Home in West Union.

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

Thu
03
Dec

Dr. Judith (Johnson) Biechler

Dr. Judith (Johnson) Biechler

 

 

Dr. Judith L. “Judy” (Johnson) Biechler, age 70, of Dubuque, IA, passed away peacefully at 12:50 p.m. on Thursday, November 26, 2015, at Ennoble Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. 

To honor Dr. Judy’s life, funeral services were held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 30, 2015, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, with Rev. Dianne Grace officiating. 

To celebrate Dr. Judy’s life, family and friends visited from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 30, 2015, at Behr Funeral Home. 

Burial was to be in West Union, Iowa. 

Dr. Judy was born on October 7, 1945, in St. Louis, Missouri, daughter of Fred and Bertha (Stecker) Johnson.

Thu
03
Dec

James Morf

James Morf

 

 

James “Jim” John Morf, 74, of Hawkeye, died Friday, November 27, 2015, at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital in Waterloo.

Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye with Rev. David R. Nelson officiating. 

Interment was at the Hawkeye Cemetery with military rites by Arnold-Rogers Post #312, American Legion of Hawkeye. 

Friends called from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, November 30th at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye and for one hour preceding services at the church on Tuesday.

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

James John, son of John and Ada (Sieck) Morf, was born June 9, 1941, in Hawkeye, Iowa.

He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye.

Wed
25
Nov

Barry Krohn

Barry Krohn

 

 

The heavens are rejoicing and the earth is mourning.  Barry Paul Krohn, 61, entered into eternal peace on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, at his home in Johnston, with his loving wife, Kara, by his side.

Barry was born on April 3, 1954, in the Infirmary Annex, U.S. Naval Air Station in San Diego, Calif.  He was the beloved son of the late Robert and Sara Krohn. 

He graduated from Ankeny High School in 1972.

Barry was a master carpenter and retired from The Wietz Company in 2010.

He married Kara (Lehman) Weigel, the love of his life, on Jan. 28, 2005. 

During their retirement years they lived in Zephyrhills, Fla., traveling to many exotic and exciting places and enjoying adventures with their many friends.  

Barry was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Sara Krohn; and his grandparents, Emil and Amanda Krohn and George and Gladys Oxley.  

Wed
25
Nov

Donald Myers

Donald "Buck" Myers

 

 

Donald R. “Buck” Myers age 77 of Waucoma, IA, died Tuesday, November 17, 2015, at his home.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 21, 2015, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Waucoma with burial in the church cemetery.

Friends greeted the family 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 20, 2015, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waucoma where there was a 8:00 p.m. parish scripture service.  Visitation continued an hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home, Waucoma is in charge of arrangements.  

Online condolences for Buck's family may be left at hugebackfuneralhome.com.

Donald Ralph “Buck” Myers was born January 15, 1938, on the family farm east of Waucoma, IA, the son of Clifford and Loretta (Gebel) Myers.  

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