Obituaries

Wed
11
Sep

Services held for Geneva (Osmundson) Meinecke

 

Services held for Geneva (Osmundson) Meinecke

Geneva Lillian “Gee” (Osmundson) Meinecke, 66, of Decorah, Iowa died Friday, September 6, 2013 at Wellington Place, Decorah. She was born on February 15, 1947 in West Union, Iowa to Nanfred and Myrtle (Ruroden) Osmundson. Gee was baptized and confirmed at Bethany Church, Ossian, Iowa. She graduated from North High School, West Union, Iowa in 1965.

Gee was united in marriage with Larry Rainwater in May of 1966 at Bethany Church and was later divorced, she then married Joel Meinecke in 1971 and was later divorced. She worked at Collins Radio in Cedar Rapids and then the Public Defender’s Office in Topeka, Kansas for fourteen years. Gee lived in Kansas until 2006, she then moved to Decorah. She was a member of the Red Hat Society at Wellington Place and enjoyed gardening, cooking and playing piano.

Wed
11
Sep

Death reported

 

Death reported

Florian Albin Koch, 85, of Oelwein died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, in Oelwein.

He is the father of Dorothy “Dorty” (Jeff) Yauslin of West Union.

Wed
04
Sep

Victor Buresh services held Aug. 30

 

Victor Buresh services held Aug. 30

Victor Joseph Buresh, age 94, of Saratoga, Iowa, died Sunday, August 25, 2013, at the Evans Home in Cresco, Iowa. Funeral services will be Friday, August 30 at 11:00 am at the Saratoga Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow at Saratoga Cemetery. Friends may call from 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm Thursday at Lindstrom Funeral Home in Cresco.  

Victor Joseph Buresh was born October 28, 1918 on his family farm in Saratoga Township, Howard County, Iowa.  He was baptized, confirmed and was a member of the Saratoga Presbyterian Church all his life.  Victor married Doris Knudson in 1942 and to this union was born four children. The Bureshes farmed until 1977 when they retired and moved to Saratoga. Victor was an avid hunter and also enjoyed wood-working and being a gunsmith. 

Wed
04
Sep

Victor Buresh services held Aug. 30

 

Victor Buresh services held Aug. 30

Victor Joseph Buresh, age 94, of Saratoga, Iowa, died Sunday, August 25, 2013, at the Evans Home in Cresco, Iowa. Funeral services will be Friday, August 30 at 11:00 am at the Saratoga Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow at Saratoga Cemetery. Friends may call from 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm Thursday at Lindstrom Funeral Home in Cresco.  

Victor Joseph Buresh was born October 28, 1918 on his family farm in Saratoga Township, Howard County, Iowa.  He was baptized, confirmed and was a member of the Saratoga Presbyterian Church all his life.  Victor married Doris Knudson in 1942 and to this union was born four children. The Bureshes farmed until 1977 when they retired and moved to Saratoga. Victor was an avid hunter and also enjoyed wood-working and being a gunsmith. 

Wed
04
Sep

Burington services today at W.U. UMC

 

Burington services today at W.U. UMC

Forest “Glenn” Burington was born on August 17, 1919, to Forest and Bessie Blance (Dennis) Burington on his family farm near Edgewood, Iowa. Following graduation from 8th grade, Glenn began farming full time with his father.

Glenn was united in marriage to Eleanor Day on December 16, 1945 at the Arlington Methodist Church in Arlington, Iowa. Before moving to their dairy farm in rural West Union the couple farmed near Fayette and Randalia for a short time.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church of West Union and the United Methodist men’s group. He helped repair headstones in Fayette County at pioneer cemeteries.. In the 1970s, Glenn participated in multiple area parades dressing up as a clown for the Farm Bureau float.

Wed
04
Sep

Mass of Christian Burial celebrated for George Miller

 

Mass of Christian Burial celebrated for George Miller

George Celestine Miller, 98, of Elkader, Iowa passed away on August 25, 2013, at the Elkader Care Center in Elkader. George was born on June 9, 1915, in West Union, the son of Henry and Sara Jane (Foley) Miller.  George attended and graduated from West Union High School in 1934.  Following high school, George attended Iowa State College for one year and finished his education with a degree in Dairy Manufacturing from Purdue University School of Agriculture.

Wed
28
Aug

Lein services set for Aug. 31

 

Lein services set for Aug. 31

James M. Lein, 73, of Arlington died Aug. 23, 2013, of hypersensitivity pneumonitis at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. 

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Waverly with burial in the church cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Maynard and for an hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.

Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is in charge of arrangements. 

Wed
21
Aug

Laid to rest

 

Laid to rest

Steven Stanbrough was interred in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Auburn on Sunday, July 28. Family members joined their pastor for a private graveside service.

Steven died June 8, 2013.

Wed
21
Aug

Sister of Don Bright dies Aug. 11

 

Sister of Don Bright dies Aug. 11

Waterloo - Shirley Ann Benham, 73, of Waterloo, died Sunday, August 11 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City from complications of an intraventricular hemorrhage.

She was born April 10, 1940 in Oelwein, daughter of Harold and Phyllis Hull Bright.  She married David Patrick Benham July 25, 1961 in Moline, Ill.

Survivors include her husband, Dave; a son, Troy (Katie) Benham of Marion; two daughters, Janece Shaffer of Waterloo and Christine (Steve) Benham of Dysart; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three brothers, Dale (Rita) Bright of Waterloo, Donald (Linda) Bright of West Union and Richard (Viola Zerfus) Bright of Oelwein and a sister, Lavonne (Howard) Rolfs of Oelwein.

Preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Tracy Benham and a brother, Robert Bright.

Wed
21
Aug

Services at 11 a.m. today at W.U. UMC

 

 

Services at 11 a.m. today at W.U. UMC

Lyle William Guenther was born on May 7th, 1935 in Eldorado, the son of Hardy and Adleen (Danks) Guenther. He graduated from North High in 1952 and retired from Interstate Power Company in 1997.

On Feb. 11 1956, he was united in marriage to Jo Ann Herschinger. He is a member of the United Methodist Church in West Union.

He loved FISHING, Iowa Hawkeye and Minnesota Viking football, mushroom hunting and traveling to see all the grandchildren.

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