Obituaries

Wed
21
Aug

Funeral Mass held in Festina on Monday

 

Funeral Mass held in Festina on Monday

Winnifred “Freda” Einck, age 91, of Decorah, IA formerly of Festina, IA died Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at the Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah, IA.

Winnifred “Freda” Magdelene (Buchheit) Einck,was born October 12, 1921 the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Schrandt) Buchheit near Festina, Iowa. Freda attended St. Mary’s Catholic School in Festina. Freda married Herbert Einck on January 29, 1946 at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Festina, IA They ran the DX Service Station in Festina for twenty eight years, passing the business on to their sons when they moved to Decorah in 1983. At that time they joined  St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Decorah. Freda enjoyed quilting, gardening and canning her produce. Freda especially enjoyed family activities with the grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Wed
21
Aug

Funeral Mass held in Festina on Monday

 

Funeral Mass held in Festina on Monday

Winnifred “Freda” Einck, age 91, of Decorah, IA formerly of Festina, IA died Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at the Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah, IA.

Winnifred “Freda” Magdelene (Buchheit) Einck,was born October 12, 1921 the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Schrandt) Buchheit near Festina, Iowa. Freda attended St. Mary’s Catholic School in Festina. Freda married Herbert Einck on January 29, 1946 at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Festina, IA They ran the DX Service Station in Festina for twenty eight years, passing the business on to their sons when they moved to Decorah in 1983. At that time they joined  St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Decorah. Freda enjoyed quilting, gardening and canning her produce. Freda especially enjoyed family activities with the grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Wed
21
Aug

Services held for Clermont woman

 

 

Services held for Clermont woman

Delores Virginia Keune, 84, of Clermont, Iowa passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin.   

Delores was born May 29, 1929 to Oscar and Melvina (Ness) Tovson in Decorah, Iowa.  She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church in Decorah.  She graduated from Decorah High School in 1949. Delores was united in marriage with Joice Keune on February 24, 1951 at the Lutheran Church in Spring Grove, Minnesota.  Eight children were born to this union. 

Wed
21
Aug

Prayer service held in Gunder for Bernard Loftsgard

 

 

Prayer service held in Gunder for Bernard Loftsgard

Bernard Gene Loftsgard, 84, of Clermont, Iowa passed away Monday, August 12, at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon, Iowa surrounded by his family.  He was born June 7, 1929, in Marion Township, Clayton County, Iowa to Gilbert and Bessie (Larson) Loftsgard.  He was baptized on August 4, 1929 and confirmed on June 27, 1943 by Rev. S.J. Strandjord at the Marion Lutheran Church in Gunder, Iowa where he was a lifetime member.  He attended Marion Township Country School  and Elgin High School.  He was raised in Gunder and lived in the area his entire life.  

Wed
14
Aug

Dick Powers of West Union dies Aug. 7

 

Dick Powers of West Union dies Aug. 7

Richard P. Powers, age 58, of West Union, IA, died on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center in Iowa City, IA.

Richard was born December 10, 1954 to Charles and Margaret (nee Powers) Powers in Fort Dodge, IA.  Dick graduated from St. Edmund's High School in Fort Dodge, IA in 1973.  He was currently pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in History.  He married Bess M. Stewart on June 1, 1982 in Fort Dodge, IA. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy.

Dick worked as a welder at Dura Automotive in West Union.

He attended Ryumonji Zen Monastery in Decorah, IA.  He enjoyed gardening, reading and music.  He enjoyed singing the blues.  He loved history and Civil War re-enactments.

A gathering of family and friends was held in Decorah, IA.

Wed
14
Aug

Memorial service held for Jeff Johnson, 56

 

Memorial service held for Jeff Johnson, 56

Jeff Johnson, 56, of Waucoma, Iowa died Sunday, August 4, 2013 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.

Memorial Service: 8:00 P.M. Thursday, August 8, 2013 at the Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye with Pastor Irmgard Ellingson of the St. John Stapleton Church and St. Peter’s Richfield Church officiating.

Visitation: 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday at the Becker-Milnes funeral home in Hawkeye.

Inurnment: Will be at a later date.

A Memorial Fund has been established in his name.

Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com

Wed
14
Aug

Services set for Aug. 17 for former Lawler woman

 

Wed
14
Aug

Funeral Mass celebrated for Arlene M. Jermeland

 

Funeral Mass celebrated for Arlene M. Jermeland

Mason City – Arlene M. Jermeland, 73, passed away Thursday, August 1, 2013 at the Mercy Hospice Care Unit in Iowa City, Iowa after a year and half long battle with her illness.

A funeral Mass for Arlene was held 10:30am, Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 305 Elm Street East, Rockwell with the Reverend Rodney Allers officiating.  Burial followed in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Rockwell.

A visitation with a public viewing was held from 4 to 7pm, Monday, August 5, 2013 at Hogan Bremer Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 3rd St. NE, Mason City where a scriptural wake service was held at 4:00pm. The reciting of the rosary was held at the conclusion of the visitation.  

Visitation continued one hour prior to the funeral Mass at the Sacred Heart Chapel on Tuesday in Rockwell.

Wed
07
Aug

Former W.U. woman dies

 

Former W.U. woman dies

Arlene M. (Holder) Jermeland, 73, of Rockwell, formerly of West Union, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at Mercy Hospice Care Unit in Iowa City.

Hogan Bremer Moore Colonial Chapel in Mason City was in charge of arrangements.

Wed
31
Jul

Former West Union woman dies July 12

 

Former West Union woman dies July 12

Violet O. Thompson, 85, formerly of West Union, died Friday, July 12, 2013. 

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Saint Andrew Christian Church in Olathe, Kan. 

A private interment will follow at a later date in Springfield, Mo.

Violet Ornellia “Vi” (Landsgaard) Thompson was born July 30, 1927, in Lansing to Norwegian immigrants Vebjorn and Olga Landsgaard. 

She graduated from West Union High School and obtained her teaching certificate from Upper Iowa University in Fayette. Before she was married, Vi taught in a two-room schoolhouse in Frog Hollow, between West Union and Fayette.

On June 2, 1947, she was united in marriage with Glen Thompson in Gunder. They were married for 56 years.

Throughout their lives, Vi and Glen lived in several cities, including Clarinda, Ia.; Saint Joseph, Mo.; Manhattan, Kan.; and Oklahoma City, Okla.

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