Obituaries

Wed
04
Sep

Gary Langreck

Gary Langreck

 

Gary Langreck, age 55 of St. Lucas, IA passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2019 at his home in St. Lucas from a heart condition. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 6, 2019 at St. Luke’s Catholic church in St. Lucas, IA.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at the St. Luke’s Catholic Church and 9:30 a.m. at the church Friday morning.

Tue
03
Sep

Joan Lansing

Joan Lansing

 

Joan Marie Lansing was born March 11, 1927, a daughter of the late Frank and Mayme (Britton) Peyer. Joan was baptized in her faith at Saint Francis De Sales Church in Ossian, Iowa. Living her entire life in Ossian, Joan graduated high school from De Sales. Following her schooling Joan worked at Wallmark Drug in Ossian.  She meet the love of her life (Charles Lansing) at the movietheater in Ossian, where they both worked part time, she selling concessions and he running the movie projector.  

Joan was married to Charles on April 2, 1945 at Saint Francis De Sales Church, by the late Rt. Rev. Msgr. M.J. Thiltgen. Mrs. Lansing was a member of the Saint Francis De Sales Parish, The Saint Francis De Sales Rosary Society, the Catholic Daughters, the Ossian Crown Club, and a former member of the South Winneshiek Golf & Country Club.  

Wed
28
Aug

William Egeland

William Egeland

 

     William Loren Egeland, 77, of Postville, Iowa died Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Good Samaritan Society, Postville, Iowa. William was born on September 1, 1941 to Jens and Margaret (Bevan) Egeland in Wallingford, Emmet County.  He was baptized on October 26, 1941 at Wallingford Lutheran Church. Bill graduated high school from Estherville in 1959 and attended two years of College in Estherville.

     Bill was united in marriage with Judy Zweibohmer on June 4, 1966 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Ossian, Iowa. Together they farmed for four years in the Ossian area. He then starts working for Postville Community School as a maintenance man. Bill was employed there for thirty years until his retirement. He then went to work for Monona Wire for three years. Bill loved being with family and helping Judy in the garden. He also enjoyed feeding and watching the birds and squirrels.

Wed
28
Aug

June Capper

June Capper

 

 

June Rose Capper, 88, of Lansing, Iowa formerly of Elgin, Iowa died Friday, August 16, 2019 at Thornton Manor, Lansing, Iowa. She was born June 1, 1931 to John and Julia (Braker) Grimm in Elgin, Iowa. She graduated from Elgin High School, Elgin, Iowa in 1948.

Wed
28
Aug

William Albrecht

William Albrecht

 

William “Bill” Albrecht, 70, of Maynard, Iowa died on Monday evening, August 19, 2019 at Mercy One – Oelwein.

The funeral service was held at 4 p.m., Saturday, August 24, 2019 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Maynard, with Pastor Dennis Frank officiating.

Visitation was from 4-7 p.m. on Friday at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Maynard and for one hour before the service at the church on Saturday.

Military Graveside Service by the Maynard American Legion Lundbye-Carpenter Post #245 were held.

Interment was in the Long Grove Cemetery, Maynard, Iowa.

Memorial Fund has been established for the West Central School and the Maynard American Legion.

Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

Wed
28
Aug

Arlene O'Loughlin

Arlene O'Loughlin

 

Arlene O’Loughlin, 89, of La Crosse, Wisconsin passed away, Sunday, August 18, 2019.  A visitation was held from 4 – 6 pm, Thursday August 22 at the Blaschke & Schneider Funeral Home, 1501 West Avenue South, LaCrosse, WI.  A funeral mass was celebrated at Mary Mother of the Church, La Crosse, at 10:30 a.m. on August 23.  She was interned at the West Union, Iowa cemetery later that day at 3:00 p.m.    

Arlene (Minger) O’Loughlin was born on December 8, 1929 at Wadena, Iowa.  She was the third of four children of Glen Minger and Elizabeth (Erickson) Minger. 

She married William Francis O’Loughlin on October 8, 1948 at Oelwein, Iowa.  From that union came three children:  William Francis, Deborah Ann, and Glen James. 

Wed
28
Aug

LaVerne Bushman

LaVerne Bushman

 

     LaVerne Arthur Bushman, 95, of Ossian, Iowa died Sunday, August 18, 2019 at his home in Ossian.  He was born August 6, 1924 to Bernard and Christina (Bodensteiner) Bushman in Ossian, Iowa.  Laverne attended country school. 

     LaVerne was united in marriage with Rita Brinks on November 20, 1951 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Ossian, Iowa.  He farmed for 32 years near Festina, chopping and filling silos for the neighbors. After the barn burnt down in 1984, LaVerne retired from farming and moved to Ossian, Iowa.  LaVerne worked as a Janitor at De Sales Catholic School in Ossian, Iowa along with his wife Rita until their retirement in 2002.  He was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters for 75 years. LaVerne enjoyed traveling with friends, square dancing, polka, listening to Daniel O’Donnell CDs, eating pie, tinkering in his garage, was a great story teller, loved telling jokes, and watching Dr. Phil.

Wed
28
Aug

Robert Johnston

Robert Johnston

 

Robert “Bob” Clay Johnston, 87, life-long resident of West Union, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, August 21st in the comfort of his home.

He was born in 1931, in West Union, son of Earl and Henrietta Johnston. He married Diane Schatz, December 20, 1950, at Bethel Presbyterian Church, West Union.

He graduated from West Union High School in 1949 and attended University of Iowa. Bob returned from the University of Iowa to help his father Earl and brother Bill run the Johnston Ice Cream Factory on South Vine Street. Bob also worked in the food distribution industry for many years. 

Wed
28
Aug

Keith Morgan

Keith Morgan

 

Keith W. Morgan, 79, of Strawberry Point and formerly of Hawkeye, died Saturday, August 24, 2019, at the Regional Medical Center in Manchester. Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 31, 2019, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye with Mona Christie, Lay Servant officiating.  Inurnment will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery. 

Arnold-Rogers Post #312, American Legion of Hawkeye and Thomas E. Woods Post #223, American Legion of Sumner following the service will provide military rites at the funeral home. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. preceding the service at the funeral home in Hawkeye. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com

Wed
28
Aug

Myron Nutting

Myron Nutting

 

     Myron Nutting, 80, of West Union, Iowa died Sunday, August 25, 2019 at his home in West Union, Iowa.  Myron Dean was born July 28, 1939 to Melvin and Verna (Odegard) Nutting in Iowa City, Iowa. He attended country school and also school in West Union.

     Myron was united in marriage with Jeanne Ellen (Thein) Murphy on September 21, 1968 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Throughout the years, Myron worked for the creamery in West Union as a milk hauler, he hauled gravel for almost twenty years, and then worked for Nieman Quarries in Sumner. He had to retire due to health issues. In his spare time, Myron enjoyed stock car races, mushroom and squirrel hunting, transporting grandkids, just driving around, smoking his pipe and having coffee with his friends at Guppy’s. He loved his Super M Farmall Tractor.

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