Obituaries

Wed
13
Apr

Ruth Haw

Ruth Haw

 

 

Ruth M. Haw, 92, of Cresco and formerly of Sumner, died Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at the Regional Health Services-Howard County in Cresco.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at the United Methodist Church in Sumner, Iowa with Rev. Mike Christie officiating.  Interment will follow at Union Mound Cemetery in Sumner. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, April 11th at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner and for one hour preceding services at the church on Tuesday. A  P.E.O.  prayer service will be held at the funeral home at 4:00 p.m. on Monday. Memorials may be given to the family for designation to a charity to be determined later.

Wed
13
Apr

Geraldine Steffens

Geraldine Steffens

 

 

Geraldine “Gerry” Steffens, age 90, of Decorah, IA, died on Friday, April 8, 2016, at Aase Haugen Senior Services in Decorah, IA.

A Celebration of the Life and Memory of Geraldine will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, April 13) at Decorah Lutheran Church in Decorah. The Rev. Dave Sorenson and the Rev. Charis Combs-Lay will officiate.

Interment will be in Phelps Cemetery, Decorah. Casket bearers will be Geraldine’s grandchildren Kristin Carpenter, Brian Wagner, Renee Greiner, Randy Wagner, Alex Steffens, Lynnette Koopman, and Trent Zhao.

Arrangements were handled by Schluter-Balik Funeral Home in Decorah.

Geraldine Mary Ann “Gerry” (Stortz) Steffens was born on August 21, 1925, the daughter of Walter and Luella (Stoskopf) Stortz near Decorah, Iowa.

Wed
06
Apr

Joseph Schildmeyer

Joseph Schildmeyer

 

 

 

­­ Joseph Schildmeyer, 86, of Ossian, Iowa died Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Ossian Senior Hospice, Ossian, Iowa. Joseph Henry was born on March 27, 1930 to Henry and Elizabeth (Wülf) Schildmeyer in St. Lucas, Iowa. He attended St. Francis de Sales Catholic School through the eighth grade.  Joseph was united in marriage with Caroline Holthaus on September 29, 1952.

Wed
06
Apr

Kim Zweibohmer

 

Kim Zweibohmer

 

 

 

Kim Zweibohmer, 58, of Ossian, Iowa passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at his home in Ossian. Kimball Jon, the son of Leonard and Eunice Marie (Lansing) Zweibohmer, was born May 11, 1957 in Decorah, Iowa. He attended elementary and middle school at St. Francis de Sales Catholic School in Ossian and graduated from South Winneshiek High School in 1975. Kim attended Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Kim was a deejay in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area for many years.  He returned to Ossian in 2004.  Kim was a manager at the Decorah Subway and was currently working at Nordic Express in Decorah.

Kim enjoyed staying in contact with his friends through Facebook and collecting Christopher Radko Ornaments.  He loved Christmas, shopping, and staying current with all types of music. He was also an Avon dealer.

Kim was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church and the Rosary Society.

Wed
06
Apr

Lawrence Jirak

Lawrence Jirak

 

 

Lawrence C. “Larry” Jirak age 77 of Lawler, IA, died Saturday, March 26, 2016, at the Winneshiek Medical Center, in Decorah.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 1, 2016, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Lawler with Rev. Nick March celebrating the Mass. Lectors for the service were Nancy Upmeyer and Gladys Hruska. Presenting the offertory gifts were grandchildren, Kelli Jirak, Elsie Jenkinson and Asher Jirak. 

Interment was in Sacred Heart Cemetery – Reilly Ridge, rural Lawler with Craig Jirak, Marty Jirak, Debbie Jirak, Brandi Jenkinson, Ryann Jenkinson and Kori Jirak as pallbearers. 

Friends greeted the family 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2016, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Lawler where there was a 7:45 p.m. parish scripture service. Visitation continued an hour prior to the Mass at the church on Thursday.

Wed
06
Apr

Carolyn (Broghammer) Leehy

Carolyn (Broghammer) Leehy

 

 

Carolyn Eulalia (Broghammer) Leehy passed away peacefully at the age of 89, on March 26, 2016, at the Lyngblomsten Care Center in Saint Paul, Minn.

She was born to Dr. Francis and Margaret (Leahy) Broghammer on April 29, 1926, in Superior, Wisconsin.

Carolyn graduated from West Union High School in 1944. She then studied art at Clark College in Dubuque, Iowa and the Minneapolis School of Art. Later she attended Iowa State Teachers College and taught kindergarten in Vinton, Iowa.

After returning to West Union, she was united in marriage to Joseph Leehy on Dec. 31, 1960, at Holy Name Catholic Church. They eventually settled in Sparta, Wis., where Carolyn worked at Fort McCoy as a management assistant.

Carolyn retired to West Union, where she enjoyed playing bridge, sewing and spending time with family and friends.

Wed
06
Apr

Orlan Landsgard

Orland Landsgard

 

 

Orlan Sylvester Landsgard, 91, of Gunder, Iowa died Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Barthell OES Home in Decorah, Iowa.

Orlan was born on February 25, 1925, on the family farm near Churchtown, west of Lansing, Iowa, to George and Rosina (Torkelson) Landsgard.

Orlan was baptized on March 2, 1925, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Lansing, Iowa, and confirmed on June 30, 1940, at Marion Lutheran Church in Gunder, Iowa, by the Rev. S.J. Stranjord.

He attended Gunder Country School and graduated from Postville High School.

Orlan was united in marriage to Corrine Rypestol on July 10, 1971, at Marion Lutheran Church.

Orlan farmed his entire working life and enjoyed traveling with Corrine, bowling with friends, creating special wood carved gifts for family members and performing magic tricks.

Wed
06
Apr

Goldie Myers

Goldie Myers

 

 

Goldie Mae Myers, 85, of West Union, Iowa passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Good Samaritan Home in West Union.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, April 8, 2016 at 11:30 am at Zion Lutheran Church in West Union, Iowa.

Burial will be in the West Union Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Friday, April 8, 2016 at 10:00 to 11:30 am at Zion Lutheran Church in West Union.

Goldie Mae Myers was born on May 4, 1930 to Russell and Goldie (Dixon) Orth in Mt. Etna, Iowa.

Goldie attended several country schools. She later attended Baptist Missionary Schools in Ohio and Wisconsin.

Goldie worked in nursing homes in Fredericksburg, Fayette, and was a CNA at Good Samaritan Home in West Union, which she retired from in 2002.

Wed
06
Apr

Larry Voshell

Larry Voshell

 

 

Larry James Voshell, 59, of Wadena, Iowa died on Friday, April 1, 2016 at his home in Wadena, Iowa. 

He was born on July 23, 1956 to LeRoy LaVern and Marjorie Darlene (Gage) Voshell in Oelwein, Iowa.

Larry attended Valley High School in Elgin. 

After High School, Larry entered into the Army on February 27, 1975 and was honorably discharged on May 17, 1978. 

Larry was united in marriage to Kelly Caley on August 14, 1982 in Wadena, Iowa, they later divorced. Two children were born to this union, Marcus and Heather. 

He was a truck driver for Fauser Oil for over 30 years and then went on to drive semi for many different local companies.

Larry enjoy hunting, fishing, traveling, watching and reading westerns, socializing with friends and family. Most of all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren. 

Wed
30
Mar

Wayne Sherman

Wayne Sherman

 

 

Wayne H. “Sheephead” Sherman, 78, of Maynard, Iowa, died Saturday morning, March 26, 2016 at his home.

 

Visitation: 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Maynard.

Celebration of Life: 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the Maynard Community Hall in Maynard.

Inurnment: Will be at a later date in Long Grove Cemetery, Maynard.

 

A Memorial Fund has been established in his name.

Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

 

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