Obituaries

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Oct

Services held for Julienne Wander of Clermont

Services held for Julienne Wander of Clermont

Julienne Maedel Wander, 77, of Clermont, Iowa died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon, Iowa.  

Julienne was born to Richard and Violet (Miller) Hangartner on July 23, 1941 at her rural Postville home. 

She attended Postville Junction Country School and graduated from Postville High School in 1958. 

Julienne was united in marriage with James Wander on June 23, 1959. To this union three children were born. She and Jim had a Century Farm outside of Clermont where they lived until 1983.  

As well as being a farm wife, Julienne also worked for REC and Frisch Dentist Office both in Postville. 

She enjoyed traveling with her friends Donna and Leanna.  Some of her favorite places she visited were Paris, Israel and Germany.

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10
Oct

Alyce McFadden

Alyce McFadden

 

 

Alyce J. McFadden, 80, of West Union, Iowa died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018 at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette, Iowa.  

Alyce Jean, the daughter of Frank and Bernice (Bennington) Kimpling, was born Sept. 29, 1937 in Pontiac, Ill. 

She graduated from Streeter High School in Streeter, Ill., on May 24, 1955.  

Alyce was united in marriage with Marvin Woltzen on Sept. 7, 1958 in Long Point, Ill.  To this union three sons, Mike, Darryl, and Richard, were born.  

Alyce and Marvin farmed for many years in the rural West Union area. Alyce also worked for many years as a teller at Farmers Savings Bank in West Union. 

Marvin passed away on Nov. 30, 2003, and Alyce was then united in marriage with John McFadden on June 25, 2008 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fayette, Iowa.

Alyce was very active in the Hawkeye and West Union United Methodist Churches and United Methodist Women.  

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10
Oct

Patricia Froning

Patricia Froning

 

 

Patricia N. Froning, 82, of Hazleton, Iowa died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 at Grandview Health Care Center in Oelwein, Iowa.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 4, at First Baptist Church in Oelwein with Pastor Dave Byrd officiating.

Interment was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, rural Oelwein.

Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Oelwein, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be given in Patricia’s name to First Baptist Church, Hazleton School Museum, or Mended Hearts of the Cedar Valley.

Online obituary is at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com.

Patricia Nadine Bridges was born on Nov. 17, 1935 in Carthage, Mo., the daughter of Fred Cecil and Katherine Dorothy (Hughson) Bridges. 

She graduated from Hazleton High School in Hazleton, Iowa in 1954 and from Cosmetology School in Waterloo, Iowa in 1955. 

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10
Oct

Julie (McIntyre) Ash

Julie (McIntyre) Ash

 

 

Word has been received of the death of Julie (McIntyre) Ash of Charles City, formerly of West Union. 

Julie’s death occurred on Sept. 9, 2018.

She was the daughter of the late Newell “Mac” and Verla McIntyre and sister to Nick McIntyre, Holly Heying, and John McIntyre.

Condolences can be sent to the family in care of Walter Ash III, P.O. Box 244, Charles City, IA 50616.

 
Wed
03
Oct

Marlys Lien

Marlys Lien

 

 

Marlys Lien, age 82, of Decorah, IA died Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 at Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah surrounded by her family. 

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, Oct. 3) at Springfield Lutheran Church in Decorah. The Rev. David Werges will officiate.

Interment will be held in the church cemetery. Casket bearers will be Marlys’ grandchildren Kari, Aaron, Megan, Mikayla, Isaac, Taylor and Shayla Lien.

Schluter-Balik Funeral Home, Decorah, is in charge of arrangements.

Marlys was born Oct. 28, 1935, daughter of William H. (Bill) and Esther (Nordheim) Wilkens, in Decorah, IA. 

She attended Pleasant No. 2 Country School and Decorah High School. She continued her education at Luther College, completing a two-year program, and also attended summer school in Boulder, Colo. 

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03
Oct

Gary Grap

Gary Grap

 

 

Gary Sylvester Grap, 67, of Dubuque passed away peacefully holding his beloved daughter’s hand on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 following a reoccurrence of leukemia.

  Visitation will be on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, at St. Joseph The Worker Catholic Church from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m.  

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, where friends may gather after 9 a.m.  

Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Greenwood, Wis., at a later date. 

Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory of Dubuque, IA is in charge of arrangements.

  Gary was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, Wis., to Edna (Hinker) and Franklin “Kaiser” Grap on Feb. 23, 1951.  

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03
Oct

Patricia Froning

Patricia Froning

 

 

Funeral services for Patricia N. Froning, 82, of Hazleton will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at First Baptist Church in Oelwein.

Visitation has been set for 4-8 p.m. today (Wednesday, Oct. 3) at Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein and for one hour before the service at the church on Thursday.

Patricia died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, at Grandview Health Care Center in Oelwein.

 

 

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03
Oct

Erwin Franke

Erwin Franke

 

 

Funeral services for Erwin Carl Franke were held Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Spring Valley, Minn., with Rev Mark Van House officiating. 

Burial was in the church cemetery. 

Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley, Minn., was in charge of arrangements. 

Erwin Carl Franke, son of John and Ida (Schlenner) Franke, was born on a farm five miles south of Gaylord, Minn., on Dec. 22, 1919.

On Jan. 18, 1920, he was baptized into the membership of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Gaylord, Minn., by Rev. Tychsen.  On May 20, 1934 he was also confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran by Rev. Wm. Uhrich.

  Erwin graduated from Gaylord High School as valedictorian in the spring of 1939.  In the spring of 1943 he graduated from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, and on May 16, 1945 he graduated from Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa.

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03
Oct

Don Lee

Don Lee

 

 

Donald C. Lee, 62, of rural Hawkeye, died unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, at Mercy Hospital of Franciscan Sisters in Oelwein.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, at United Methodist Church in Hawkeye with Mona Christie, Lay Servant, officiating. 

Visitation was set for 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye and for one hour preceding the service at the church on Wednesday. 

Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation. 

Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com

Donald Cletus, son of Donald and Eileen (Fettkether) Lee, was born Feb. 14, 1956, at Mercy Hospital in Oelwein. 

He was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic Faith.

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03
Oct

Joann Teel

Joann Teel

 

 

Funeral services for Joann Marie Teel, 61, of Wadena will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 at Fawcett Funeral Home in Winthrop with Pastor Sue Ann Raymond officiating. 

Casket bearers will be Jordon Teel, Zach Burns, Tyler Burns, Chad King, Dean DeGreif, and Steve Boleyn. Honorary bearers will be Nathan Teel and Raymond Teel. 

Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery at Winthrop. 

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, and after 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, at Fawcett Funeral Home in Winthrop. 

Joann entered into her eternal rest on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, at her rural Wadena home. 

Joann Marie Teel was born July 20, 1957, in Cedar Falls, Iowa, the daughter of Raymond and Marlys Shepard Carlson.  

She attended school at Washburn Elementary and West High School in Waterloo, Iowa.

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