Obituaries

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Oct

Verla McIntyre

Verla McIntyre

 

 

Verla J. McIntyre, 85, of West Union, Iowa died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 at Maple Crest Manor, Fayette, Iowa. 

Verla Jean was born Oct. 4, 1932 to Thomas and Ruby (Robbins) Benson. 

She graduated from Elgin High School and attended Cosmetology School in Des Moines.  

Verla was united in marriage with Newell McIntyre on Feb. 24, 1952 at United Methodist Church in Elgin.  She worked as a hairdresser at The Hair Hut in West Union until her retirement.

Verla is survived by her children, Nick (Marjorie) McIntyre of Eldorado, Julie (Wally) Ash of Charles City, Holly (Ron) Heying of West Union, and John (Tami) McIntyre of Hiawatha; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Beverly Yancey; and one brother, Tom (Mary Lou) Benson.

Verla was preceded in death by her husband, Newell McIntyre; one brother, Robert Benson; and her parents.

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25
Oct

Mary Hamilton

Mary Hamilton

 

 

Mary Louise Swale Hamilton, 88, of Clarksville, Tenn., and formerly of Victor, Iowa, died on Oct. 12, 2017, at Signature Healthcare of Clarksville.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Victor United Methodist Church with Rev. Jim Davis officiating.  

Organist was Fred Stieffel. 

Burial was in the Victor Memorial Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Charles Hamilton, David Hamilton, Benjamin Kallemyn, Mitchell Kallemyn, Ted Hamilton and Daniel Kallemyn. 

Memorial contributions may be directed to Victor United Methodist Church.

Mary was born on Sept. 18, 1929 in West Union, the daughter of Albert and Ethel Matzenger Swale. 

Her mother was from Mobile, Ala. and passed away on Jan. 4, 1939 when Mary was 9 years old. She and her three brothers, Albert Jr., Ralph, and Don, were raised by their dad. He had a hard task but did well.

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25
Oct

Mary Lou Meyer

Mary Lou Meyer

 

 

Mary Lou Meyer, 89, of West Union, Iowa died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 at her home in West Union. 

Mary Lou, the daughter of Otto and Alice (Hayes) Kubitz, was born July 16, 1928 in Houston County, Minn. 

She was baptized and confirmed at St. Joseph Catholic Church in New Albin, Iowa and graduated from New Albin High School in 1945. 

Mary Lou was united in marriage with Ferris Meyer on Oct. 30, 1947. Ten children were born to this union.  

In addition to raising her kids, Mary Lou worked at the Humphry Café and Traeger’s Jack and Jill in West Union. She worked at the registration desk for Palmer Lutheran Clinic and after her retirement, in medical records at Palmer for 29 years.

Mary Lou was very active in Holy Name Catholic Church, Holy Name Rosary Society, and the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. 

Wed
25
Oct

Leo Woods

Leo Woods

 

 

Leo F. Woods, 84, of Dyersville, formerly of Clermont, passed away Saturday, Oct 21, 2017.  As requested he was at home and surrounded by his family.

Visitation was to be held 2-8 pm Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave. SW in Dyersville where an Ancient Order of Hibernians service was to be held at 7 pm.  Visitation will continue Wednesday from 9-10 a.m. at Kramer Funeral Home prior to funeral services.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Dennis Quint will officiate.

Leo was born Aug. 18, 1933, near Hopkinton, Iowa the son of John and Sadie (Burke) Woods. He was the youngest of seven children. 

He married Judy Swenson on Sept. 14, 1952, in Clermont.  

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25
Oct

Marge Wenthe

Marge Wenthe

 

 

Marjorie Wenthe, 95, of West Des Moines and formerly of Hawkeye, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye with Rev. Jim Harbaugh officiating.  

Interment will follow at Hawkeye Cemetery. 

Friends could call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye and for one hour preceding services at the church on Wednesday.

Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com

Marjorie Marie, daughter of Rolland and Marie Mittlestedt Granger, was born Aug. 7, 1922, on the family farm in Fayette County, Iowa between Hawkeye and West Union. 

She was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in West Union.

Wed
18
Oct

Duane Walter

Duane Walter

 

 

 

Duane Clarence Walter, 87, of McGregor, Iowa died Monday, September 25, 2017 at Central Community Hospital, Elkader, Iowa. Duane was born November 28, 1929 to Clifford and Bertha (Sonstegard) Walter in rural Luana, Iowa. He attended Eno Country School through the eighth grade. Duane proudly served in the United States Army.

Wed
18
Oct

Mary Lou Meyer

Mary Lou Meyer

 

 

Mary Lou Meyer, 89, of West Union died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, at her home in West Union. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, Oct. 18) at Holy Name Catholic Church in West Union. 

Interment will be held in the West Union Cemetery following Mass. 

Visitation was to be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home in West Union. There was to be a 4 p.m. rosary and a 7 p.m. Scripture service at the funeral home on Tuesday.

Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Services of West Union is assisting the family with arrangements.

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18
Oct

Bonnie Blue

Bonnie Blue

 

 

Bonnie M. Blue, 71, of Arlington, Iowa died Thursday afternoon, October 12, 2017 at Unity Point – Allen Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa.

 

Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. Monday, October 16, 2017 at St. John Lutheran Church in Arlington with Pastor Margaret Yackel-Juleen officiating.

Visitation: 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. Sunday at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Arlington and after 9:30 A.M. Monday at the church.

Interment: Long Grove Cemetery, Maynard, Iowa.

 

Memorials may be directed in her name to St. John Lutheran Church or Arlington EMS.

Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

 

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18
Oct

Ruth Friederich

Ruth Friederich

 

 

Ruth Marie Friederich, 82 of Elgin died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at Gundersen Lutheran Health System in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

Ruth was born May 12, 1935 in rural Clayton County. She was the daughter of William and Bertha (Hofer) Rainey. 

She graduated from Elgin High School in 1954. 

On March 31, 1955 she was united in marriage to Russell Friederich at the Elgin Lutheran Church. 

Ruth worked as the Elgin City librarian and then she owned and operated the Friederich Insurance Agency in Clermont and Elgin with her son, Steven. 

Ruth was a very caring woman, a great cook and enjoyed hosting large family Christmas celebrations. She loved to golf and was a club champion numerous times at the Elkader Golf Course and Pleasant Valley Sport Course. She liked bowling, crossword puzzles, slots at the boat, Yahtzee, attending auctions and reading. She was a good mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. 

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11
Oct

Armella Zweibohmer

Armella Zweibohmer

 

 

     Armella Zweibohmer, age 91, of Decorah, IA, died on Monday, October 2, 2017, at Aase Haugen in Decorah, IA.

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