Obituaries

Wed
10
Feb

Alma Ameling

Alma Ameling

 

Alma A. Ameling, 86, of Hawkeye and formerly of St. Lucas, died Saturday, January 30, 2021, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Funeral Mass was held on Friday, February 5, 2021, at 11 a.m. at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in St. Lucas with Rev. Nick Radloff celebrating the Mass. Burial followed at the Church Cemetery. Visitation preceded the Mass on Friday starting at 9 a.m.. A Rosary was recited at 8:45 a.m. at the Church on Friday. Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye is assisting Alma’s family. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com

All attending the visitation and Mass are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Wed
03
Feb

Margaret Hanken

Margaret Hanken

 

 

Margaret Ann Hanken, 80, of Ossian, Iowa died Wednesday, January 20, 2021at Ossian Senior Hospice, Ossian, Iowa. Margaret was born September 26, 1940 to Henry and Margaret (Kleve) Wenthold.  She graduated from St. Francis de Sales High School in 1958.

 

Wed
03
Feb

Irvin Holder

Irvin Holder

 

Irvin John Holder, 68, of Hawkeye, Iowa passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He was born June 28, 1952 in West Union to Irvin Sr. and Lucille (Otter) Holder. Irvin attended Holy Name School until May 27, 1966 through the eighth grade and graduated North Fayette High School on May 24, 1970. He helped farmers after school.

 

Irvin proudly served his country in the United States Army from August 1972 to 1974. He was the 1stCav Div and served in Korea for a year. Irvin was united in marriage with Connie Mannion on March 6, 1971 at Holy Name Catholic Church in West Union. They made their home on the family farm near Hawkeye. In 1974, Irvin went to work for Barker on the grading crew and in 1989 went to work for the Alpha Maintence Shop in Fayette County, where he retired on July 24, 2015.

 

Wed
03
Feb

LeNora Sawvell

LeNora Sawvell

 

LeNora Gerene Sawvell was born on September 28th, 1938 in Postville, Iowa to George O. and Nora (Johnson) Larson. She became an angel on January 22, 2021. She was married to the love of her life, Paul R. Sawvell on December 3, 1966 in Vermillion, SD. They had four daughters, Pamela (Paul) Woodson of East Troy, WI, Paula (Chris) Grau of Oakdale, MN, Geri Sawvell of Fayette, IA and Patricia (Dean Hayes) Sawvell of Cedar Rapids, IA. 

Wed
03
Feb

Alma Ameling

Alma Ameling

 

Alma A. Ameling, 86, of Hawkeye and formerly of St. Lucas, died Saturday, January 30, 2021, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, February 5, 2021, at 11 a.m. at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in St. Lucas with Rev. Nick Radloff celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow at the Church Cemetery. Visitation will precede the Mass on Friday starting at 9:00 a.m. A Rosary will be recited at 8:45 a.m. at the Church on Friday. Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye is assisting Alma’s family. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com

All attending the visitation and Mass are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Wed
03
Feb

Helen Scheidel

Helen Scheidel

Helen Elizabeth (Lockwood) Scheidel passed away peacefully on January 27, 2021, at the age of 96 in the company of her five children. Helen will always be remembered for the love she had for her family, her singing and dancing and as a dedicated teacher. Helen enjoyed the incredible career doing what she loved: teaching children to read. She taught kindergarten, first grade and special education during her 35-year career in the Fayette and Albany school systems. 

Wed
03
Feb

Opal Sanders

Opal Sanders

 

Opal Sanders, 96, of Elgin, Iowa passed away peacefully at Stoney Brook Village, West Union, Iowa on January 25, 2021. 

Opal Jean Sanders was born in rural Elgin IA, to Albert and Mabel (Medberry) Dennler on April 17, 1924.  She attended country school and graduated from Elgin High School in 1941. 

In 1943, she went to Evanston, IL and was a nurse’s aid at St. Francis Hospital.  Later she moved to Chicago and was a file clerk at the Army War Bond Office.  

While in Chicago she met her future husband, Arnold Sanders, who was in the Navy.  They were married September 14, 1944, at the Baptist parsonage in Wildwood NJ where Arnold was stationed.  Later he was transferred to Alameda CA where Opal worked in the Southern Pacific Freight Depot office.  

Wed
03
Feb

Marlys Nefzger

Marlys Nefzger

 

Marlys J. Nefzger, 89, of Fayette, died Friday, January 29, 2021, at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette.

Private family funeral services will be held at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Fayette with Rev. Andy Sayer officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery in Fayette. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com.  

Marlys Joreen, daughter of Arthur and Clara (Ruzicka) Phillips was born September 28, 1931, in Spring Valley, Minnesota. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lime Springs. Marlys received her education in the Lime Springs Public School. 

Wed
27
Jan

Phyllis Lechtenberg

Phyllis Lechtenberg

 

Phyllis Lechtenberg, age 97, of Festina, Iowa, died on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at the Ossian Senior Hospice in Ossian, IA.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Festina, Iowa at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, January 23, 2021. Interment was in the Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Cemetery, Festina, IA

     Phyllis Frances (Huber) Lechtenberg was born on March 24, 1923, the daughter of Alphonse and Elizabeth (Reicks) Huber in rural St. Lucas, IA.  She was baptized at St. Luke Catholic Church in St. Lucas and attended one year of school there until the family moved to Lawler, IA where she received her first communion and was confirmed at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church.  

Wed
27
Jan

Barbara Scheidel

Barbara Scheidel

 

Barbara Jo Scheidel, age 68, of Ossian, Iowa, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2021. Barb was born on May 2, 1952, the daughter of Harold and Pearl (Schultz) Scheidel in Postville, Iowa. She graduated from South Winneshiek High School in 1968. After graduation, she attended Paris Academy of Cosmetology in Cedar Rapids. She then went to work at Norplex in Postville and worked there for the past forty-four years. 

Barb enjoyed reading books, playing cards and knitting. She was especially fond of all her nieces, great- nieces and nephews.

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