Obituaries

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Jun

Theresa Moellers

Theresa Moellers

 

Theresa Mary Moellers, 86, of West Union, Iowa died Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at Ossian Senior Hospice, Ossian, Iowa.  Theresa Mary was born December 6, 1932 to William Joseph and Hildegarde Bridget (Heying) Bohr in Ossian, Iowa. She graduated from DeSales High School, Ossian, Iowa in 1950.

Theresa was united in marriage with Ralph Bernard Moellers on August 16, 1950 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Ossian, Iowa. They were blessed with twelve children. She was a member of Holy Name Rosary Society, Catholic Daughters, American Legion Auxiliary and was an election worker for many, many years. Theresa was a friendly person, quick to laugh and loved to give orders to her flock – there was always a to-do list. She enjoyed gardening and pioneered the first farmers market in the area. Theresa hobbies included sewing, crocheting, playing cribbage, cards, Scrabble and square dancing.

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05
Jun

Leona Streif

Leona Streif

 

Leona Catherine Streif, 97, of West Union, Iowa died Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette, Iowa.  She was born on February 1, 1922 at Dubuque, Iowa to Michael and Josephine (Phillips) Fah. Leona was baptized on March 12, 1922 at St. Catherine Church in Dubuque and confirmed on May 10, 1936 at St. Theresa in La Motte, Iowa. She received her education in Dubuque, Iowa.

Leona was united in marriage with Earl Streif on September 30, 1942, at La Motte, Iowa. Sixteen children were born to this union. Together they farmed in Dubuque County before moving to a farm near West Union, Iowa.

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05
Jun

Erbie Steffens

Erbie Steffens

 

Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 1, 2019 for Erbie Loren Steffens, 11 a.m., at the Decorah Lutheran Church, Decorah, IA.

Erbie Steffens, age 92, of Decorah, IA, died on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at his home in Decorah, IA.

Erbie Lorenz Steffens was born on December 30, 1926, the son of Edward and Frieda (Vagts) Steffens in West Union, IA.  He was baptized and confirmed at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Eldorado, IA.  Erbie graduated from West Union High School.  After high school, Erbie started farming on the family farm with his father north of Eldorado.

Wed
29
May

Arlene Lansing

Arlene Lansing

 

 

    Arlene Clara (Brincks) Lansing quietly departed the hill country of Northeast Iowa to join her beloved husband, Lawrence, in heaven on May 23 after a brief illness. She was 82. Memorial services will be held Saturday, June 1st, at 1:00 PM at St. Francis de Sales Church in Ossian, IA, with Fr. Robert Gross officiating. Inurnment will be at the church cemetery. Friends may call from 11:00 AM until the time of services Saturday at the church. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, IA, is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be to St. Francis de Sale Church for their maintenance fund.

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29
May

Mary Torkelson

Mary Torkelson

 

Mary Kay Torkelson, 89, of Elgin, Iowa died Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Gundersen Palmer Hospital in West Union, Iowa. Mary Kay was born September 13, 1929 to Wilbur and Helen (Peyer) Thornton in Postville, Iowa. She graduated from Postville High School.  After graduation, Mary attended Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, Iowa, now known as University of Northern Iowa, earning her two year teaching certificate.

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29
May

Gordon S. Murray-John

Gordon S. Murray-John

 

 

 

Gordon S. Murray-John, 76, of Maynard, Iowa died Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Gundersen Health in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 A.M. Friday, May 31, 2019 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fayette with Rev. Daniel J. Knipper and Deacon Michal Schemmel officiating.

Visitation: 3:00 to 6:00 P.M. Thursday at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Maynard and for one hour before the service at the church on Friday.

Time of Remembrance: 6:00 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home.

Inurnment will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed in Gordon’s name to Fayette County Master Gardeners or Fayette County Fairgrounds, Floral Hall.

Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

Wed
29
May

Barry Kamm

Barry Kamm

 

 

Barry Reid Kamm, 70, died Tuesday, May 21, 2019.

Visitation will be held June 1, 10-11 a.m. at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in West Union, IA with the celebration of life at 11 a.m.

Burial will follow the ceremony in the West Union Cemetery.

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29
May

Ronald Schlatter

Ronald Schlattter

 

 

Ronald Erwin Schlatter, 82, long time Hawkeye farmer, passed away Friday, February 8, 2019. He was born October 27, 1936 to George and Ruth (Nieman) Schlatter at the Schlatter farmstead. He was baptized and confirmed in the Trinity Lutheran Church at Hawkeye and attended Bethal country School. “Tiny” graduated in 1955 from Hawkeye High School where he was the Homecoming king that year.

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29
May

Nancy Samon

Nancy Samson

 

 

Nancy A Samson, 81, of West Union, Iowa passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at the Good Samarian Center in West Union, IA.

Nancy was born September 25, 1937 to Samuel and Harriet Dearhart. 

Nancy was married on July 11, 1959 in Jackson, MN. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. 

Over the years, Nancy worked for the Fayette County Union and Bostrom’s Super Valu both in West Union.  She enjoyed playing golf, bowling, spending times with friends, her children and mostly her grandchildren and great-grand children. She was an avid Hawkeye fan, Yankee’s fan and a Green Bay Packer fan.

Her husband Robert (Bob) L. Samson proceeded Nancy in death after 52 years of marriage, on April 2, 2012.

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May

Nancy Samson

 

Nancy Samson

 

Nancy Samson, 81, of West Union, passed away peacefully in her sleep, May 21, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Center. Services will be held May 31 at 10 a.m. at United Methodist Church, West Union.

 

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