Obituaries

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Anthony Guyer

Anthony Guyer

 

Anthony Joseph Guyer, 29, of Aplington, Iowa formerly of West Union, Iowa died Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, Iowa.

 

Visitation will be Thursday, October 31, 2019 from 3-8 pm at Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, West Union, Iowa and one hour before services at the church on Friday.

 

Funeral Services will be at 11:00 am on Friday, November 1, 2019 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, West Union, Iowa with Pastor Rusty Phillips as the Officiant.

 

Inurnment will be at a later date at Garden of Memories, Waterloo, Iowa.

 

Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in West Union, Iowa is helping the family with the arrangements.-

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Marie Schaufenbuel

Marie Schaufenbuel

 

Services were held on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Lucas’s Catholic Church, St. Lucas, IA for Marie Schaufenbuel with interment in the St. Luke Cemetery, St. Lucas, Iowa.

Marie Schaufenbuel, age 96, of Sumner, IA, formerly of St. Lucas, IA, passed away on Friday, October 18, 2019 at Community Memorial Hospital in Sumner, IA. 

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Mary Steffens

Mary Steffens

 

Mary Steffens, 91, of Clermont, Iowa passed away peacefully at the Ossian Senior Hospice in Ossian, Iowa where she had been on hospice care since August 28, 2019. Mary was born in Story City, Iowa, on May 10, 1928, to Otto and Agnes (Valen) Christensen. Mary began her education in a rural school near Story City. When she was almost 13, the family moved to a farm near Randalia. Mary graduated from Randalia high school in 1946 where she had many wonderful memories and friends. After graduation Mary worked in Waterloo as a clerk at the "Three Sisters" dress shop. She then worked as a telephone operator in Waterloo and later West Union. It was in the West Union telephone office where she first saw Reuben when he came in to make a call. Soon after that, they got together at a dance at the Oelwein Coliseum.

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Carol Kuennen

Carol Kuennen

 

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at the St. Luke’s Catholic Church in St. Lucas, Iowa, 10:30 a.m. Interment was in the St. Luke Cemetery, St. Lucas, IA.

 Carol Ann Kuennen, age 67, of St. Lucas, IA, passed away on Monday, October 21, 2019 at her home with her family by her side.  

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Jean Groff

Jean Groff

 

 

Jean Marie Groff, 95, Ossian, IA, formerly of Johnston, IA, passed away October 9, 2019 at the Ossian Senior Hospice in Ossian, IA.  Jean (Becker) Groff was born February 20, 1924 in Ossian, IA, the daughter of Charles and Mary (Peyer) Becker. She graduated from De Sales High School in Ossian and attended Hamilton Business College.   

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John H. "Jack" Riley, Jr.

John H. "Jack" Riley, Jr.

 

John H. “Jack” Riley, Jr., 89, formerly of Galena, Illinois and now a resident of Arlington Place in Oelwein, Iowa died Monday morning, October 7, 2019 at MercyOne Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa with Betty at his side.

Mass of Christian Burial was held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein with Fr. Ray Atwood officiating.

Visitation was from 3:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday and from 9:30 to 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein.

Rosary Service was held at 4 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

Parish Scripture Service was at 7 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

Interment was at the Union Cemetery, Putnam Township, rural Aurora, Iowa.

The Aurora American Legion Honor Guard held a Military Graveside Service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.

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Richard Vagts

Richard Vagts

 

Richard Loren Vagts was born on a farm near Eldorado on December 18, 1924 to Ewald Henry and Anna Eleanor (Pape) Vagts.   He was baptized January 18, 1925at St. Peter Lutheran Church by Rev. F. Schedtler in Eldorado and confirmed April 2, 1939 by Rev. William A. Foege. He remained a lifetime member of St. Peter, serving as organist there for over 50 years.

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Harvey Ungerer

Harvey Ungerer

 

Harvey L. Ungerer, 87, of Hawkeye, died Thursday, October 17, 2019, at his home in rural Hawkeye, surrounded by his loving family.

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Barbara Lee

Barbara Lee

 

Barbara Duncan Lee passed away peacefully on October 11, 2019 with her loving family at her side. She was 76.

Barbara was born in Waco, Texas on June 11, 1943 to Thomas Edison and Emily (Zacharias) Duncan. She was a resident of Weimar, Texas since 2003 and former resident of Portland, Texas. Barbara was a retired Executive Secretary employed by CPL Electric Company in Corpus Christi. She was dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend who will be missed by all who knew her.

Preceding in death is a daughter: Karen Lee; her parents: Edison and Emily Duncan; and sister: Delores Houser.

Survivors include her husband: Terry Lee of Weimar, Texas; one son: Alan Lee (Vicki) of Bluntzer, Texas; one daughter: Michelle Lee-Fierstine (Kory) of Ashburn, VA; 4 grandchildren: Kandace Lee, Kara Beth Lee, Charlie Fierstine and Kory Fierstine; two sisters:  Linda Yearwood (Stan) of Brenham, Texas and Renee Duncan of Leander, Texas.

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Rose Ann Mangskau

Rose Ann Mangskau

 

Rose Ann Mangskau, aged 90, of Albert Lea, Minnesota (formerly of rural Ellendale), died on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at the Mayo Clinic Health System Hospital in Austin, surrounded by her family and friends.

 

Rose Ann (Anderson) Mangskau was born on February 23, 1929, to Eddie Joseph Anderson and Margaret Therese (Callahan) Anderson at Naeve Hospital in Albert Lea.  She attended Farry School, District 90, a one-room school, for grades one through seven.  Because she started school one year late due to illness, her seventh grade teacher said that if she could pass the eighth grade test she could start ninth grade with kids her age next year.  She passed the test and started ninth grade the following year at Ellendale High School (EHS) where she was the treasurer of the activity fund and worked on the annual and paper staff.  She graduated from EHS in 1947.

 

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