Obituaries

Thu
29
Sep

Ruth (Snyder) Scott

Ruth (Snyder) Scott

 

 

Ruth Diane Scott, aged 72, of Bruce, WI passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on September 10th, 2016 after a 3 year battle with cancer.  She was born to the late Lester (Pete) and Lillian Snyder on July 28, 1944.

Thu
29
Sep

Geraldine Mae Shaffer

Geraldine Mae Shaffer

 

 

Geraldine Mae Shaffer, 94, died Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at her home in Vinton following a brief illness.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 23, 2016, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Vinton with Rev. Sue Thomas officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, September 22, at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home in Vinton and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton.

Geraldine was born July 27, 1922, on the family farm in Elgin, Iowa, the daughter of James D. and Lola Kiple Yearous. She graduated from Elgin High School.

Wed
28
Sep

Helen Trapp

Helen Trapp

 

 

Helen R. Trapp, 96 of Valparaiso, Indiana and formerly of Decorah, Iowa passed away Friday, September 23, 2016. 

She was born January 15, 1920 in West Union, Iowa to the late Harry and Genevieve (Gunderson) Stolle, Sr.

After growing up on a farm and attending Upper Iowa University, Helen worked as an administrative assistant for a newspaper in Dubuque, Iowa. 

Later in life, she volunteered with family services at various Air Force bases and at both St. Vincent’s and Deaconess Hospitals in Billings, Montana. 

Helen was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Valparaiso.

On December 12, 1942, Helen married Col. Richard D. Trapp who preceded her in death in 2000. 

She is survived by her sons, Paul (Ann) Trapp of Valparaiso, Ind., and Mark (Chris) Trapp of Wheeling, Ill.; six grandchildren, Joshua, Hans, Heidi, Gwendolyn, Anneliese, and Astrid; and two sisters, Betty Rose and Marilyn Miller. 

Wed
28
Sep

Jo Heying

 

Josephine Heying

 

Josephine M. (Langreck) Heying, 100, of West Union died peacefully at her home on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Holy Name Catholic Church in West Union.

Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, southeast of West Union.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home in West Union. The rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. with a Scripture Service at 7 p.m.

Arrangements are being handled by Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in West Union.

Wed
21
Sep

Gretchen H. Brayton

Gretchen H. Brayton

 

 

Gretchen H. Brayton, 93, of Sumner, died Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at the Hillcrest Home in Sumner.

 

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 17, 2016, at St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner with Rev. Norman Bauer officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, September 16th at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner and for one hour preceding services at the church on Saturday. Interment will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Hawkeye Cemetery with military rites provided by Thomas E. Woods Post #223, American Legion of Sumner, Iowa. Memorials may be made in her name to either St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner or Lutheran Services in Iowa. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com.

 

Wed
14
Sep

LaVene Eike

LaVerne Eike

 

 

LaVerne J. Eike, 92, of Manchester, Iowa, died Thursday, September 8, 2016. 

Visitation will be Friday, September 16, 2016, from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Bohnenkamp - Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester, with a 2:00 p.m. Scripture Service.

Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 17, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Manchester, with visitation one hour prior to service. 

Burial will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Manchester.

Survivors include his daughter, Shirley (Dennis) Lyons of Manchester; one grandson, Caleb Lyons of Manchester; many nieces and nephews; and a special group of friends from Jude’s Café.

Wed
14
Sep

Arlene Hogenson

Arlene Hogenson

 

 

Wed
14
Sep

Marlene Holm

Marlene Holm

 

 

Marlene Holm of West Union died unexpectedly in her home on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016.  

Visitation will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at Redeemer Lutheran Church (just north of Hardee’s) in West Union.  

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Redeemer Lutheran Church. Additional visitation will be held for one hour preceding the service.

Arrangements are being provided by Burnham-Wood Grau Funeral Home in West Union.

 

Wed
14
Sep

Rich Klein

Rich Klein

 

 

Richard Aloysius Klein, 84, of Clermont, Iowa died, Sunday, September 4, 2016 at Strawberry Point Lutheran Home, Strawberry Point, Iowa.

He was born May 16, 1932, the son of Theodore and Mary (Hoffman) Klein in Granville, Iowa. 

He attended St. Joseph Catholic Schools in Ashton, Iowa, graduating in 1950.

On Feb 10, 1953 he enlisted in the Army. He served in Germany until he was honorably discharged Feb 7, 1955.

On May 21, 1956 Richard was united in marriage with Georgia Reekers at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Sheldon, Iowa. They happily celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this past May.

Richard worked the family farm with his dad and brothers until he enlisted in the Army.  After his return from the Army, he began his career with Ashton Cooperative. He started by shoveling coal from rail cars and worked various positions throughout the Coop until being named General Manager in 1970.

Wed
07
Sep

Karilyn Shirley Lenth

Karilyn Shirley Lenth

 

 

Karilyn Shirley Lenth (63) passed away peacefully August 31, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Her wishes were to be cremated. Private family service will be held later.

Karilyn was born on April 10, 1953 daughter of Ethel (Weller) Lenth and Edwin Lenth of Luana, IA. She graduated from Postville High School in 1971. She received her BA degree from the University of Northern Iowa in 1975. She moved to Florida where she worked for a couple of hotel chains near Disneyland for 32 years. She also received her paralegal degree in Florida. When her health started failing she moved back to Waukon in 2008 to be close to her family.

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