November 2018

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Fayette Co. Food Shelf needs to raise the roof again

 

Phase III of the Fayette County Food Shelf Building Project in Fayette has begun. The walls have been erected, and the project is awaiting the raising of the rafters. The new area will be used for receiving and sorting donations, and  half of the addition provide a larger shopping area.  (photo by Vicki Rowland)

 

 

Fayette Co. Food Shelf needs to raise the roof again

 

 

Vicki Rowland
Contributing Writer

 

Phase III of the Fayette County Food Shelf Building Project in Fayette is underway.  A 36’ by 100’ building addition already has erected walls and is awaiting the raising of the rafters.  The project is necessary because more room is needed to fulfill the goal of the Food Shelf becoming more self-sufficient as it provides support to the residents of Fayette County.

The Fayette County Food Shelf (FCFS) building plans call for a much larger area to receive donated items.  Currently there is a small shed where donated items are left, which manager Karen Martin said can be filled to overflowing in just one night. 

“We are very thankful for the support and for the people who are very generous with their donations,” said Martin. “Sometimes they can give us their good, quality used items when they don’t have cash to contribute.  We will use part of the new building space to sort donated items for our Thrift Store. The money brought in from the Thrift Store sales is used to purchase and provide food and a ‘helping hand up’ for those in need in Fayette County.”  

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Tommy Rolison

Tommy Rolison

 

 

Thomas “Tommy” Edward Rolison Jr., 18, of Waucoma, Iowa died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wis., from injuries sustained in a car accident.

Tommy was born on April 2, 2000 at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa, the son of Thomas Edward Sr. and Dawn (Dancer) Rolison. 

He graduated from North Fayette Valley High School in May of 2018 and was currently attending Northeast Iowa Community College. He had plans to further his education at the University of Northern Iowa and one day become a Science or Physical Education teacher.

Tommy was determined and a fighter. He battled cancer at a young age and was able to overcome that obstacle. 

He was very active in high school, participating in football, track, basketball and choir. 

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William Moore

William Moore

 

 

William Dennis James Moore, 62, of West Union, Iowa died Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 in Rockford, Ill. 

He was born Aug. 4, 1956 to William Ronald and JoAnne (Pennington) Moore in Windom, Minn. 

Dennis attended Dunkerton High School and earned his G.E.D. through Waterloo East High School.

Dennis was united in marriage with Lynn Morris on Dec. 12, 1975 at the Methodist Church in Dunkerton, Iowa. 

He worked as an over-the-road truck driver for over 30 years. He was currently driving for Hummer.  

Dennis enjoyed watching “Star Trek,” working on his cars, woodworking, model planes and eating ice cream. He would help anyone he could. His greatest love was spending time with family, especially his grandchildren.

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Al Klinger

Al Klinger

 

 

Allan Howard “Al” Klinger, 80, of Windsor, Colo., formerly of Waterloo and West Union, Iowa, died peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018 at home. 

Allan was born June 21, 1938 in West Union, son of Howard G. and Alma D. Downs Klinger. 

He graduated from West Union High School in 1957. He obtained a BA from the University of Iowa in 1961.

He married Linda L. Teig on Aug. 19, 1962 in West Union. She preceded him in death on Dec. 16, 2006. 

He was united in marriage with Beatrice “Bea” Troyanek on April 17, 2008  in Cheyenne, Wyo.

Allan was a teacher and coach in Denver, IA. He was an insurance agent for Northwestern Mutual for 50½ years and a part of the Million-Dollar Roundtable.

Allan had been an active member of Bethel Presbyterian Church in West Union, First Presbyterian Church and Central Christian Church in Waterloo. 

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Audrey Bennett

Audrey Bennett

 

 

Audrey E. Bennett, 93, of Independence and formerly of Hawkeye, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, at the Buchannan County Health Center in Independence.

A Celebration of Life was held, Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Oelwein.

Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye assisted Audrey’s family. 

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

Audrey Eileen, daughter of Austin and Helen (Huffman) Ames, was born July 7, 1925, in Luana, Iowa. 

She received her education in the Postville schools. 

On Dec. 18, 1940, she was united in marriage with Doyle Bennett at East Clermont Lutheran Church, where she would later be baptized and confirmed in 1947. 

Audrey worked as a waitress for many years, prior to owning and operating Bennett’s Tap in Hawkeye for 21 years. 

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Janice Armentrout

Janice Armentrout

 

 

Janice Mary (Erion) Armentrout, 86, of Cedar Rapids passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. 

Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 at Unity Center of Cedar Rapids with entombment in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.

Janice was born July 21, 1932, in New Hampton, IA to Russell and Leota Reinhart Erion. She grew up in Fayette, IA.  

She will be greatly missed by all who knew her and were inspired by her positive outlook on life. “Not all is good, but good comes from all.” 

In addition to Harold, her husband of 56 years, Janice is survived by three children, Nancy Andreasen of Cedar Rapids, Randall (Randy) Armentrout and wife Anne Updegraff of Urbandale, and Karen Potter and husband Lee of Cedar Falls. 

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Lorna Zupke

Lorna Zupke

 

 

Funeral arrangements for Lorna Zupke, 91, of rural Randalia are pending with Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Fayette.

Lorna died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, at her home.

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Orville Strand

Orville Strand

 

 

Orville Strand, 73, of Oelwein passed away on Friday Nov. 9, 2018 at Oelwein Healthcare Center. 

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Oelwein with Rev. Dave Byrd officiating.  

Geilenfeld Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

A memorial fund has been established.  

For condolences, please visit www.geilenfeldfh.com.

Orville Joseph Strand was born on March 22, 1945 in Decorah to parents Selmer and Borghild (Barness) Strand.  

He attended school in Ossian and Decorah.  

On April 24, 2004 he was united in marriage with Lucy Ives at First Baptist Church in Oelwein.  

He had been employed with Goodwill Services in Waterloo and the Goodwill store in Oelwein.  

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Breaking News - District 55 Update

Bergan leads by seven votes

 

by Chris DeBack
cdeback@fayettecountynewspapers.com

 

On Tuesday, Nov. 6, the waters got a little muddier in the race for Iowa House District 55. 

Incumbent Republican Michael Bergan leads Democratic challenger Kayla Koether by seven votes votes, 6,919 to 6,912, with Fayette and Winneshiek counties having officially canvassed their election results. Clayton County is set to canvass its election today (Wednesday, Nov. 14). 

Koether received more votes in Winneshiek County, 4,694 to 4,102, while Bergan had more votes in Fayette County, 2,235 to 1,651, officially. In Clayton County, Bergan unofficially holds a slim 15-vote lead, 582 to 567. 

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Janice Pape Thiese

Janice Pape Thiese

 

 

Janice Pape Thiese and her family invite friends and relatives to join them at an open house Saturday, Nov. 24, to celebrate Janice’s 90th birthday.

The celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Guttenberg Municipal Building, 502 S. 1st Street in Guttenberg.

A card shower is also being held in conjunction with the event.

For those unable to attend the open house, birthday greetings may be sent to Janice Thiese, P.O. Box 258, Guttenberg, IA 52052.

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