Obituaries

Wed
18
May

Bill Butikofer

Bill Butikofer

 

William “Bill” LeRoy Butikofer, age 90, “graduated” from this life into eternity on May 11, 2022, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, IL. Bill was born to Marie (Schupbach) and Albert Butikofer, Sr. of Elgin, Iowa, on July 11, 1931.

Bill is survived by his wife, Norma of Gridley, IL; two daughters, Julie (Dennis) Krugger, El Paso, IL, Joni (Roger) Loftsgard, Clermont, IA; and two sons, Mark (Kaylene) and John (Jill), both of Gridley.  He is also survived by fourteen grandchildren, Jeremy Loftsgard, Joey (Crystal) Loftsgard, Christopher (Emily) Krugger, Benjamin (Sunita) Krugger, Marci Oncken, Katrina (Doug) Opperman, Jacqui Butikofer, Kristin Upton, Kayla (Justin) Samples, Kelley Butikofer, Whitney Waldschmidt, Nicole (Matthew) Gosling, Sydney Butikofer, Douglas (Tami) Schupbach; twenty-one great-grandchildren (with two more on the way); one brother, Paul, Elgin, IA; and one sister, Shirley Nester, of Lester, IA.

Wed
18
May

A. W. Martin

A. W. Martin

 

A.W. Martin, 95, of Fayette, died Saturday, December 25, 2021, at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette.

Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 29, 2022, at the First United Methodist Church in Fayette with Rev. Jim Dale officiating. Graveside service with military rites will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday at Lima Cemetery, rural Wadena. Visitation will precede services at the Church on Sunday starting at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in A.W.’s name to the Salvation Army or a charity of the donor’s choice. Becker & Son Funeral Home in Fayette is assisting A.W.’s family. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com. 

Wed
18
May

Gus Kapnisis

Gus Kapnisis

 

Gus Kapnisis, 69, owner and operator of Gus and Tony’s Town House restaurant in West Union, Iowa, died Monday, May 9, 2022, at his home in West Union.

Visitation was held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in West Union. Visitation continued at the church for a half-hour before services on Monday.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 16, at Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Mason City, Iowa, with Father Nichalas March officiating.

Burial took place at 2 p.m. Monday, May 16, at West Union Cemetery.

Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of West Union assisted the family with arrangements.

Konstantinos “Gus” Kapnisis was born March 16, 1953, to Spiros and Panagiota (Fotopoulou) Kapnisis in Lasteika-Ilias, Greece. He attended school in Lasteika-Ilias, later studying mechanics at a technical school.

Wed
11
May

Lloyd Pattison

Lloyd Pattison

 

Lloyd Bernard (Scorch) Pattison died peacefully at home in Fayette, surrounded by his family, on May 5, 2022. Funeral services were held at 10:30 AM, Monday, May 9, 2022, at the First United Methodist Church in Fayette with Rev. Mike Jager officiating. Burial followed at Grandview Cemetery with military rites provided by American Legion Post #339 of Fayette. Visitation was  held from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Sunday, May 8th at the First United Methodist Church in Fayette and for one hour preceding services at the Church on Monday. In lieu of flowers, Bernard would like you to donate to Maple Crest Manor, 100 Bolger Dr.  or Upper Iowa University’s UIU Fund, PO Box 1857, both Fayette, Iowa 52142. Becker and Son Funeral Home in Fayette is assisting Bernard’s family. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com.

Wed
11
May

Lee Priebe

Lee Priebe

 

Lee E. Priebe, 84, of Hawkeye, died Sunday, May 1, 2022, at the Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at the Alpha United Methodist Church with Mona Christie, Lay Speaker officiating. Burial followed at the Alpha Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, May 9, at Becker & Son Funeral Home in Hawkeye and for one hour preceding services at the Church on Tuesday. Memorials may be made in Lee’s name to the Alpha Cemetery. Becker & Son Funeral Home in Hawkeye is assisting Lee’s family. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com.

Wed
04
May

Sharon Riha

Sharon Riha

 

Sharon Riha, 61, of Ossian, Iowa was freed of all her pain on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. She will be greatly missed. Sharon Kay was born on May 21, 1960 in Decorah, Iowa to John and Arietha (Ihde) Riha.  Sharon attended DeSales Grade School and graduated from South Winneshiek High School in 1978. 

Wed
04
May

Aljoe Kapell

Aljoe Kapell

 

 ljoe Roger Kapell, 67 of Blue Grass, IA died in the loving arms of his wife on Friday, April 22, 2022, at Genesis Medical Center East, in Davenport, IA after an extended illness.

 elebration of Life Services will be held from 11:00 - 1:00 p.m. on June 11, 2022 at the Blue Grass Community Club followed by a 50’s / 60’s band in the Blue Grass City Park. Online condolences may be shared at www.rungemortuary.com. 

 ljoe, “AJ” Roger Kapell was born September 28, 1954 in Decorah, IA to Albert and Marjorie (Spilde) Kapell. He attended South Winneshiek High School followed by a degree in Electronics Engineering Technology at Hamilton Technical College in Davenport, IA.

Wed
04
May

Lee Priebe

Lee Priebe

 

Lee E. Priebe, 84, of Hawkeye, died Sunday, May 1, 2022, at the Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at the Alpha United Methodist Church with Mona Christie, Lay Speaker officiating. Burial will follow at the Alpha Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, May 9, at Becker & Son Funeral Home in Hawkeye and for one hour preceding services at the Church on Tuesday. 

Becker & Son Funeral Home in Hawkeye is assisting Lee’s family. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com.

Wed
04
May

Robert Leete

Robert Leete

 

Robert (Bob) Leete, 81, died on April 29, 2022. 

A memorial service for Bob and Ione Leete will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 25, 2022 at the United Methodist Church in Hawkeye. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p .m., Friday, June 24th at Becker & Son Funeral Home in Hawkeye and for one hour preceding services at the Church on Saturday. 

Becker & Son Funeral Home in Hawkeye is assisting Bob’s family. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com.

 
Wed
04
May

Marlene Greener

Marlene Greener

 

Marlene Joy (Wedo) Greener, 83, of Eldridge, Iowa formerly Elgin, Iowa died Saturday, April 23, 2022 at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, Iowa. Marlene was born at her grandmother’s home in Clermont on November 18, 1938, the daughter of Fred and Amelia (Miller) Wedo and grew up in Elgin, Iowa. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. She graduated from Elgin High School with the class of 1956. 

Marlene was united in marriage with Arden Greener on July 17, 1960. Two children, Alan and Angela, were born to this union. Marlene spent several years as Church Secretary at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and in 1972 began working at the Elgin Post Office. In 1981 she was appointed Postmaster and served Elgin in this capacity until her retirement in 1998. 

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