Obituaries

Wed
22
Jan

Laverna Rosina Nowak

Laverna Rosina Nowak

 

 

Laverna Rosina Nowak, age 78, of Albert Lea, Minn., died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at Good Samaritan Society in Bancroft Township, Freeborn Co., Minn. A

Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, Jan. 21, at St. Theodore Catholic Church in Albert Lea, Minn., with Father Timothy Reker will officiating. Interment will be at a later date.  

Online condolences can be left at www.brussheitner.com.

Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, Minn., assisted the family with the  arrangements.

Laverna Nowak was born on Nov. 5, 1935, in Frankville Township, Winneshiek County, the daughter of Felix and Bertha (Wenthold) Ehler. 

She attended St. Francis de Sales Catholic School in Ossian, and after graduation she attended Sisters of St. Francis convent in Dubuque. 

Wed
22
Jan

Yvonne E. Kuhens

 

Yvonne E. Kuhens

 

Yvonne E. Kuhens, 73, of Wabash, Ind., died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at St. Vincents Hospital in Indianapolis.

Memorial services will be held at 11a.m. Thursday, Jan.23, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1500 S. Wabash Street, Wabash, with Dr. Kent Young officiating. 

Friends may call Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, and one hour prior to the service, Thursday, at the church. 

There will be a memorial service held in the East Clermont Lutheran Church in rural Clermont at a later date.

Preferred memorials are to Trinity Lutheran Church or V.N.A. Hospice Homecare in Valparaiso, Ind.

The memorial guest book for Yvonne may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.

She was born February 1, 1940 in Elgin to Lawrence and Myrtle (Ruroden) West.

Wed
22
Jan

Edna Hassler

Edna Hassler

 

 

Edna M. Hassler, 101, of Oelwein, Iowa, died Monday evening, January 13, 2014, at Grandview Health Care Center in Oelwein.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. There will be no visitation.

Interment: West Union Cemetery, West Union, Iowa.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Christ United Presbyterian Church, Oelwein.

Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com.

Wed
15
Jan

Walter L. Saur

 

Walter L. Saur

 

Walter L. Saur, Ret. Brigadier General, 86, of Oelwein, Iowa died on Saturday morning, January 11, 2014 at his home with family members at his side.

Celebration of Life Funeral Service:  10:30 A.M. Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at Grace United Methodist Church, Oelwein, with Rev. Connie Markle officiating.

Visitation:  3:00 to 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Oelwein and for one hour before the service at the church on Wednesday.

Public Military Service: 6:30 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home by the Oelwein American Legion Ross Reid Post #9.

Interment:  Woodlawn Cemetery, Oelwein, Iowa with Graveside Rites by the Air Force Military Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Grace United Methodist Church, Oelwein American Legion Ross Reid Post #9, Oelwein Community Healthcare Foundation, or your favorite charity.

Wed
15
Jan

Donna Gross

 

Donna Gross

 

Donna Kay Hughes Gross, age 63, passed away at her home in West Union, Iowa on January 9, 2014.

Donna was born in Postville, Iowa, on July 18, 1951. She was baptized on August 8, 1951 at Frankville Community Presbyterian Church in Frankville, Iowa.  Donna confirmed her faith on May 11, 1965, at Frankville Presbyterian Church.

Donna was a farm wife and an EMT.  She worked as a Fayette County Dispatch Supervisor until she and Reggie retired last year.

Donna and Reggie were married on May 15, 1993 at Goeken Park in Eldorado.

Wed
15
Jan

Ivah Lawless

 

Ivah Lawless

 

Ivah Emma Marie (Schortau) Lawless was born on her family farm near Westgate, Iowa on September 18, 1914 to George and Ella (Greening) Schortau. She was baptized on October 11, 1914 and confirmed on March 24, 1929 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Westgate. She attended Westgate public school, graduating 8th grade in 1929.

Ivah was united in marriage to Floyd Lawless on April 21, 1938 in Waterloo, Iowa. To this union, six children were born. The couple farmed near West Union for many years.

Ivah passed away on January 11, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Center in West Union, Iowa. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and served in several church groups, including the president of WELCA. She enjoyed gardening, writing letters, crafts, singing and sewing. Ivah loved to bake, especially with walnuts. Ivah spent many hours studying her family’s history and always remembered family member’s birthday.

Wed
15
Jan

Stephen Rowe

 

Stephen Rowe

 

Stephen (Steve) Rowe, 60, of Overland Park, KS passed away peacefully on January 10, 2014, at Villa St. Francis Nursing Home after an 8-year battle with Alzheimer’s.

Steve was born on March 25, 1953 in Waterloo, Iowa. He grew up in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and was around swimming pools at a young age.  He participated in the Swimming Program at the YMCA and continued his love for the sport for his high school and, eventually, college.

Steve is a 1971 graduate of Cedar Falls High School and a 1975 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, where he received a bachelor’s degree in marketing.

Wed
15
Jan

Lauren Storla

 

Lauren Storla

 

Lauren E. Storla, 78, of Elgin, IA, formerly of Decorah, IA, died Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at his home in rural Elgin, IA. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 11th, at 11:00 AM at Redeemer Lutheran Church in West Union, IA, with Pastor Rusty Phillips officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon, IA. Friends may call from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Friday at the church in West Union. Martin Funeral Home is Waukon is handling the arrangements.

Wed
08
Jan

Jeffery Teslow

 

Jeffery Teslow

 

Jeffery Teslow, 47, of Ossian, formerly of Decorah, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester, Minn.

Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 3, at the Glenwood Lutheran Church in Decorah, Iowa with Rev. Stacey Nalean-Carlson as officiant.

Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Schmitz-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Ossian, assisted the family with the arrangements.

Condolences may be left online at www.graufuneralhomes.com.

Jeff Lane Teslow was born on Nov. 25, 1966, in Decorah, to Nathan and Ruby (Hesse) Teslow. He graduated from Decorah High School with the class of 1986.

Wed
08
Jan

Donald G. Yauslin

 

Donald G. Yauslin

 

Donald G. Yauslin, 81, of Cedar Rapids died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at his home.

Services with military rites were held Friday, Dec. 20, at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Rev. Dr. Kay Slocum officiated. Entombment was at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Kim (Louie) Moran of Cedar Rapids and Dawn Sullivan of Indiana; a son, Darin of Alburnett; two sisters Lois and Dorothy; four brothers Johnny, Les, Roger, and Dick; five grandchildren Matt, Kendra, Jade, Katelyn, and Kelsey; four great-grandchildren Jacob, Jenna, Logen, Jenessa and a special friend Donna.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Janet; and a sister, Betty.

Don was born on Aug. 12, 1932, in Clermont the son of Byron and Ruby Hader Yauslin. He married Janet M. Gordon on Sept. 30, 1956, in Nashua. Janet passed away in 1996.

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