Obituaries

Wed
15
Jan

Margaret Bohr

Margaret Bohr

 

Margaret Bohr, age 89, of Ossian, Iowa, died on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah.

Visitation was from 4 – 7 p.m. on Monday, January 13, 2020 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Ossian and also after 10 a.m. at the church on Tuesday. There was a prayer service at 7 p.m. following the visitation on Monday. The Schluter-Balik Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Ossian with Rev. Donald Hertges presiding. Burial will be in the church cemetery following the service.

Wed
15
Jan

Meghan Powers

Meghan Powers

 

Meghan Elizabeth Powers, age 34, of Wilton, Iowa, passed away at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics on Monday, January 13, 2020, after a courageous battle with Breast Cancer.  A gathering will be held from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Grace United Church of Christ, Wilton.  A memorial service will be held at 10:30, immediately following the gathering.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for the benefit of her children.  Condolences may be left at www.bentleyfuneralhome.com

Wed
15
Jan

Kenneth Vagts

Kenneth Vagts

 

Kenneth Lawrence Vagts, 86, of Eldorado, Iowa died Friday, January 3, 2020 at his home in Eldorado. He was born September 14, 1933 to Lawrence and Mabel (Scheelhaase) Vagts in Eldorado, Iowa. Kenneth graduated from West Union High School, West Union, Iowa and attended college for one year at Area One, Calmar, Iowa.

Kenneth was united in marriage with Evelyn McIntyre on May 29, 1955 at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Eldorado, Iowa. Seven children were born to this union. 

Wed
15
Jan

Duane Nefzger

Duane Nefzger

 

Former Iowa resident Duane C. Nefzger, 93, died peacefully January 5, 2020 at Apache Junction Health Center in Apache Jct., Arizona.

At his request, no service will be held.

Mr. Nefzger was born August 18, 1926 in Albany, Iowa to Elmer and Eva Pearl Nefzger.  Bud has always had a great sense of humor and enjoyed life to the fullest.  He farmed in Lima, worked with his brother Doyle in the creamery, and held various other jobs before being employed with John Deere.  Bud loved to go fishing and coon hunting during his younger years.  Bud resided in Oelwein, Iowa most of his life.  He retired after 25 years with John Deere and shortly afterwards he and his wife Ardath moved to Apache Jct., Arizona.  In Arizona, Bud managed a mobile home park for several years.   He enjoyed collecting John Deere memorabilia, tinkering with garage sale items, cracking pecans, visiting, and drinking a coke during his later years.  

Wed
08
Jan

Wayne Ruroden

Wayne Ruroden

 

Wayne A. Ruroden, 73, of Waukon, IA, died Friday, December 27, 2019, in rural Waukon. A private family gathering will be held at a later date to celebrate Wayne’s life. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is assisting the family with arrangements. 

Wed
08
Jan

Betty Lou Ott

Betty Lou Ott

 

Betty L. Ott, 78, of Fayette, died Sunday, January 5, 2020, at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette, with her four daughters at her side.

Wed
08
Jan

Arthur Moellers

Arthur Moellers

 

Arthur F. Moellers, 90, of Fayette died Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Ennoble Skilled Nursing and Rehab in Dubuque.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 9, 2020, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fayette with Rev. Don Komboh celebrating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery, rural Fayette. Visitation will be held from 4 until 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 8, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fayette and for one hour preceding the mass on Thursday. There will be a rosary recited at 3:45 p.m. and a time for sharing memories at 6:30 p.m.., both on Wednesday at the church. Memorials may be made to the family for later designation. Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Fayette is assisting Arthur’s family. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com.  

 
Wed
08
Jan

Miriam Golay

Miriam Golay

 

Betty L. Ott, 78, of Fayette, died Sunday, January 5, 2020, at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette, with her four daughters at her side.

Thu
26
Dec

Joyce Nuss

Joyce Nuss

 

Joyce J. Nuss, 83, of Tripoli, died Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at Tripoli Nursing & Rehab, following a recent cancer diagnosis.

Thu
26
Dec

Verna Medberry

Verna Medberry

 

 

     Verna Anna Medberry, 96, of West Union, Iowa, formerly of Volga and Elgin, Iowa passed away on Thursday, December 19, 2019, due to natural causes. Verna was born October 1, 1923, the daughter of Henry W. and Sabina Gross at her family’s Eldorado, Iowa farm home.  She attended Dover Number 2 School in Eldorado until she entered West Union High School.  She continued her post-secondary education at Cedar Rapids Business College and upon graduation 1942 was employed at 1st National Bank, West Union, Iowa until her marriage to Glen Medberry August 14, 1949.  They farmed north of Volga, Iowa until retiring to Elgin, Iowa.  Glen passed away Feb. 10, 2014.  Verna resided at Stoney Brook Village, West Union, Iowa the past five years.

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