Obituaries

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Jeffrey Marvin

Jeffrey Marvin

 

 

Jeffrey Dean Marvin, 59, passed away after a sudden illness on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.

 

Jeffrey was born July 16, 1959 in West Union, Iowa to Robert and Mary Kay (Swenson) Marvin.  He graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 1977 and attended Iowa State University.  Jeff’s family was important to him.  He loved people and made friends easily.  He remained a fan of Iowa State athletics and enjoyed attending the Downtown Farmers’ Market.  Jeff was a member of the Masons and Shriners.  He appreciated and was drawn to Native American culture and collected many items of significance.  He was loving and sentimental and saved memorabilia from important moments in his life.

 

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Feb

Ronald Schlatter

Ronald Schlatter

Ronald Schlatter, former Hawkeye resident, died Fri., Feb. 8, 2019. Visitation will be held Feb. 22 4-7 p.m. with Memorial Services, Sat., Feb. 23, at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Hawkeye, IA 

 

Obituary will appear in next weeks paper.

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13
Feb

Gregory Stillman

Gregory Stillman

 

 

Gregory Allen Stillman, 55, of St. Lucas, Iowa died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at his home in St. Lucas, Iowa. 

Gregory was born February 18, 1963 to Paul James and Marion L. (Alton) Stillman in Grundy Center, Iowa. He graduated from Grundy Center High School in 1981 and received his diploma for Carpentry at NICC. Greg worked for Dessels Furniture and also did carpentry jobs. He had been a member of Gospel Hall in West Union, Iowa. In his spare time, Greg enjoyed hunting morel mushrooms, rooting on his Cowboys, fishing and playing cards with friends and spending time with family and loved ones.

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Feb

Walter Knutsen

Walter Knutsen

 

 

Walter Bernard Knutsen, 84, of Clermont, Iowa passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette, Iowa.

Walter was born on December 18, 1934 to Knut and Amanda (Osterhus) Knutsen in Seattle, Washington. He was baptized on February 15, 1935. Walter’s family moved to a farm south of Ossian at age eleven. He attended Bethel Lutheran Church, went to school in West Union and worked on the family farm.

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06
Feb

Lillian Gunderson

Lillian Gunderson

 

 

Lillian Elvira Gunderson, 92, of Clinton, Iowa formerly of Clermont, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, at Eagle Point Care Center in Clinton, Iowa.

Lillian Elvira was born April 22, 1926 on a farm in Kenyon, Minnesota to Emil and Tillie (Reierson) Johnson. She attended country schools in Kenyon, Minnesota and also Dry Run in St. Olaf, Iowa, public school in Elkader, Iowa and graduated from Clermont High School.

Lillian was united in marriage with Martin Gunderson in August 1951 in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Before she was married, Lillian worked at Penick and Ford Factory in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and another factory in Minnesota. After she was married, Lillian was a homemaker. In her spare time she enjoyed reading, scrapbooking, vegetable and flower gardening, writing to her thirty to forty pen pals, collecting rebates, listening to Polka music, traveling and fishing with her husband, Martin.

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Feb

Vernita Pape

Vernita Pape

 

 

Vernita Pape, 99, of Maynard and formerly of Stanley, Iowa died Tuesday evening, Jan. 29, 2019 at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital in West Union, Iowa.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at Stanley Union Church, Stanley, Iowa, with Rev. Philip Rownd officiating. Visitation was held from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein and for one hour before the service at the church on Saturday.

Interment was at the West Union Cemetery, West Union, Iowa.

Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

Thu
31
Jan

Robert Dennler

Robert Dennler

 

 

Robert William Dennler (Bob), 87, of Elkader, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at the Elkader Care Center. He was surrounded by family and friends.  Bob was born February 15, 1931, in Volga, Iowa, to Elmer and Amanda (Mueller) Dennler. Bob attended country school until 8th grade. He served in the US Army as a medic from 1953 to 1954.   During that time he was stationed in France and Germany.

On November 10, 1956, Bob was united in marriage to Jane Neylan. Five children were born to this union. He and Jane, along with their children, farmed outside of Elkader until 2003. During this time and their retirement they enjoyed playing cards, visiting the boat, and sharing in their grandchildren’s various activities. In 2014, Bob and Jane moved to the assisted living in Elkader where they enjoyed having visitors and getting to know the staff.  Bob served as a Boardman Township trustee for over 30 years.

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31
Jan

DeVere Manderfield

DeVere Manderfield

 

 

 

     DeVere Manderfield, 90, of St. Lucas, IA died Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Wellington Place in Decorah, IA.  Eugene DeVere was born September 22, 1928 to William and Celia (Kurash) Manderfield in Waucoma, IA.  He attended school in a one room schoolhouse in Chickasaw County through the eighth grade.

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31
Jan

John McFadden

John McFadden

 

John Francis McFadden, 88, of Randalia, IA, passed away on January 24, 2019, at the Hillcrest Home in Sumner, IA.

Mass of Christian Burial was  held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fayette with Father Henry Huber officiating. Interment followed the service at Woodlawn Cemetery, rural Fayette.

A public visitation was held on Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at S.K. Rogers Funeral Home in Fayette and for one hour before the service at the church on Monday.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fayette.
S.K. Rogers Funeral Home in Fayette is in charge of the arrangements.

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Jan

Kenneth Robinson

Kenneth Robinson

 

 

 

Kenneth Michael Robinson, 69, of Hawkeye, Iowa died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at his home in Hawkeye, Iowa. 

Kenneth Michael was born February 20, 1949, to Albert and Elizabeth (Stewart) Robinson in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He graduated from high school in West Union, Iowa and earned his welding degree at NICC in Calmar, Iowa.

Kenneth was united in marriage with Becky Jones on January 17, 1970. They later divorced.  He was employed as a welder; his first job was in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Kenneth also worked for Blessing in Fayette, Iowa for sixteen years. He was very artistic, pin striping his own vehicles, rebuilding a 1926 Ford Model A, was a drummer in “Orphans of Luv” band and enjoyed old cars and motorcycles.

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