Obituaries

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Dec

Mildred Lyons

Mildred Lyons

 

 

Mildred Lyons, age 96 of Ossian, died on Thursday, November 25, 2021. Memorial Service will be held Friday, December 3, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the Bethel Presbyterian Church, 208 North Vine St., West Union, IA.  Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at the Wild Woods Event Center, 110 W Main ST, Ossian, IA and also after 10 a.m. at the West Union Church on Friday morning.

Schluter-Balik Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Wed
01
Dec

Ellen Halverson

Ellen Halverson

 

Ellen Irene Halverson, 86, of Elgin, formerly of West Union passed away, Wednesday, November 24, 2021at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital surrounded by loving family.

She was born March 24, 1935, to Eugene Ruben Nutting and Gladys Wilma Baldwin Nutting at their home rural route Wadena. Sometime later they moved to a farm near Brainard where Ellen attended school until the eighth grade. At an early age she began helping her father on the farm, babysitting, and cleaning homes.

On August 28, 1953 at the age of eighteen, Ellen accepted Christ as her personal savior while attending Gospel meetings held by Henry Wah ls and William Warke.  Ellen married Kenneth Halverson on Dec. 3, 1955. To this union one daughter, Deborah Jean was born. Her first job in 1956 was at Elscheimers, then Tony's sandwich division of Schwans, Atwood and she retired from H & H Food Service. 

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01
Dec

Paul Bemiss

Paul Bemiss

 

Paul Bemiss, 71, passed away Saturday, November 20, 2021 in Spring Hill, FL after a sudden illness. 

He was born on December 17, 1949 to Robert and Frances Halverson Bemiss in West Union, Iowa.  He attended North High School and graduated on May 26, 1968.  After graduation he attended NIACC in Mason City and graduated with an Associate Degree in Business in 1970.  He moved back to West Union and was employed by John Havener pharmacy and was also employed by H & H Distributing.  In 1971 after his parents passed away, he owned Bemiss Distributing with his brother Gary until they sold it in June of 2020.  Paul had one son, Robert Michael and he was the joy in his life. He also loved his nieces and nephews and then his great-nieces and nephews.  He was a wonderful father and uncle. 

Paul was a member of the Bethel Presbyterian Church and he was baptized on January 9, 1950 and confirmed in May of 1963.  

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01
Dec

Nancy Heller

Nancy Heller

 

Nancy Josephine Heller, 85, of Clermont, Iowa died Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Nancy Josephine was born August 3, 1936 to George and Matilda (Schmelzer) Pape in West Union, Iowa. She graduated from Clermont High School and went to work as a telephone operator for Northwestern Bell in West Union, Iowa.

Nancy was united in marriage with Elmer Heller on July 22, 1956 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Clermont, Iowa. They lived and raised their family in Washburn, Iowa. As well as being a homemaker, Nancy worked at Kmart in Waterloo until her retirement in 2001. She enjoyed reading, gardening, baking and canning. Nancy loved spending time at the “Old House”, spoiling her animals and baking the best apple pies. She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church.

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01
Dec

Arlene Pollock

Arlene Pollock

 

Arlene Ann (Schultz) Pollock, 89, of Elgin, Iowa died Sunday, November 21, 2021 at Great River Care Center in McGregor, Iowa. Arlene was born March 25, 1932 to Lloyd William and Aurelia M. (Heins) Schultz at the doctor’s office in Postville, Iowa. She graduated from Postville High School in 1949. During Postville’s Centennial Year, Arlene led the marching band for parades through town. After high school, Arlene worked for her family’s restaurant in Postville.

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01
Dec

Rebecca Reisner

Rebecca Reisner

 

Rebecca Kae Reisner, 71, passed away on October 18, 2021.

She was born in Oelwein, Iowa on September 8, 1950 to Bernard and Mary (Dicy Leonhart) Reisner. She had one older sister, Suzanne. Rebecca worked at Mayo in the lab department for over 40 years. She enjoyed her work very much.

She was preceded in death by parents, and sister Suzanne.
Those left to cherish her memory include friends and dear cousins, including Doug Probert of Elgin Iowa.

No services will be scheduled.

Please send condolences to: Mahn Family Funeral Home, 1624 37th Street N.W., Rochester, Minnesota 55901. They will be forwarded to the family.
Blessed be her memory.

 

Wed
24
Nov

Linus Rothmeyer

Linus Rothmeyer

 

Linus “Linny” Francis Rothmeyer, 89, of Calmar, Iowa, died Friday, November 5, 2021, at Barthell Eastern Star Home in Decorah, Iowa. Funeral services were held Saturday November 20, 2021 at the Calmar Lutheran Church, Calmar, Iowa with Rev, Daryl Thompson and Deacon MaryAnn Schwabe officiating. Interment was in the Calmar Lutheran Cemetery, Calmar, Iowa.

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24
Nov

Joyce Meyer

Joyce Meyer

 

Joyce Meyer, age 64, of Spillville, IA, passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at her home in Spillville with her family by her side after losing her battle with bone cancer. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 11 a.m. in the St Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Spillville, Iowa with interment at the St. Wenceslaus Cemetery, Spillville. Arrangements were by Schluter Balik Funeral Home, Decorah, IA.

Wed
24
Nov

Elmer Moss

Elmer Moss

 

Elmer Moss, 90, of West Union, Iowa, passed away Monday,  Nov. 1, 2021, at Stoney Brook Assisted Living in West Union, Iowa.  He was born on January 24, 1931, to Neal and Tillie Moss in Carmel, Iowa. He attended a country school.  He was united in marriage with Harriet Renes, the love of his life, at her parent’s home on June 11, 1951. They made their home on Elmer’s family farm near Carmel, Iowa where they began their family.  

     Elmer continued farming, on the family farm.  From there he started his sales career for OCCO Feeds, where he moved up the ladder to District and then Division Manager.  As he was promoted to the Division Manager position, it required moving his family to West Union, Iowa.    

     Staying in sales, he worked for various other companies including AAA, M&M Feeds, CEN-PE-CO Oil Co., and Conklin.  In 1978 he began a business, Moss Roofing, with two of his sons.

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24
Nov

Donald Westendorf

Donald Westendorf

 

Donald P. Westendorf, Jr., 59, of Maynard, Iowa, died Thursday morning, November 18, 2021, at his home with loving family by his side, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Mass of Christian Burialwas held at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fayette. Visitationwas from 3:00 to 8:00 P.M. Monday, November 22, 2021, at Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Maynard and for one hour before the service at the church. Interment was in the Long Grove Cemetery in Maynard.

Memorialsmay be directed in his name to the Maynard Fire Department. Online obituary can be found at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, social distancing and masks are suggested at the visitation, masks are required at the church.

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