Obituaries

Wed
02
Oct

Walter Hermen

Walter "Wally" Hermen

 

Walter “Wally” R. Herman, 58, of Hawkeye, died Monday, September 23, 2019, at his home in Hawkeye, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Wed
02
Oct

Floyd Stensland

Floyd Stensland

 

Floyd Arlie Stensland, 93 of West Union, Iowa died Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Stoney Brook in West Union, Iowa. Floyd was born August 16, 1926 on the home farm one mile west Of Eldorado, Iowa, on the north side of the Turkey River. His parents were Andrew O. and Lyla (Duland) Stensland. He lived on the farm all his life, except when he served his country in the Korean War from 1950 to 1952. Floyd was a member of the United States Army Artillery. After returning home, Floyd carried on farming with his father until his marriage on August 25, 1962 to Florence Elizabeth Muncie. He then purchased the farm and his parents moved to town. 

 

Wed
25
Sep

Wanda White

Wanda White

 

Wanda White, 73, of Palo, Iowa, died Wednesday, August 28, 2019, under hospice care at The Bird House in Iowa City, Iowa, following a ten-year battle with cancer. A Vigil Service will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2019, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids. Visitation will follow from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2019, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass will take place at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 28, 2019, at St. Jude Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids. Private family entombment will take place at a later date at Linwood Cemetery Mausoleum, Cedar Rapids.Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Wed
25
Sep

Eugene Boie

Eugene Boie

 

Eugene F. Boie, 84, of West Union and formerly of Hawkeye, died Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at Stoney Brook Village in West Union.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, October 5, 2019, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye with Rev. Ron Roberts officiating. Inurnment will follow at Hawkeye Cemetery.

A visitation will precede the service at the church beginning at 9 a.m. Memorials may be made to the family for later designation.

Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye is assisting Eugene’s family.

 

Wed
25
Sep

Ruth Kenney

Ruth Kenney

 

Ruth Elaine Zurbriggen Knight Kenney, 97, of West Union, Iowa formerly of Postville, Iowa passed away on Friday, September 13, 2019, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Elaine was born February 8, 1922, at Korn Hill Farm in rural Fayette, Iowa, to Mattias and Marguerite (Wirz) Zurbriggen. Elaine grew up in rural Fayette County and Elgin, Iowa. She graduated from Elgin High School in 1939. After graduation, Elaine worked in her father’s bakeries both in Elgin, Iowa, and Sumner, Iowa. After World War II started, she worked for the Gudeman Company in Chicago, Illinois, as a riveter. The Gudeman Co. made air and oil compressors for military airplanes. 

Wed
25
Sep

Gerald Gehring

Gerald Gehring

 

Gerald David Gehring, 91, of Des Moines, IA, passed away July 15, 2019.

Memorial Services will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, October 5, 2019, at the Hawkeye United Methodist Church in Hawkeye.

Gerald, Jerry, was born on a farm in Elgin, IA on July 11, 1928 to Lawrence and Edna Gehring. Jerry was the second oldest of seven children. He was an excellent athlete, including being an All-State Honorable Mention in basketball his senior year of high school (1946). He earned the nickname “The Swan” for his graceful hook shot. After High School, he enlisted in the Army, which included being on a military championship basket team. After the army, he attended Upper Iowa University where he played football. Jerry married Marilyn McIntyre of Hawkeye, IA, November 14, 1949. Most of Jerry’s professional life was in sales. He was a true people person enhanced by his sense of humor.

Wed
25
Sep

Floyd Stensland

Floyd Stensland

 

Floyd Arlie Stensland, 93 of West Union, Iowa died Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Stoney Brook in West Union, Iowa. 

Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 27, 2019 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, West Union, Iowa with Pastor Rusty Phillips as the officiant.

Burial West Union Cemetery, West Union, Iowa

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

Wed
25
Sep

Robert Pennebaker

Robert Pennebaker

 

Robert L. Pennebaker, Sr., (Penny to all his friends) 85, of Fayette, passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2019, at Community Memorial Hospital in Sumner.  Visitation will be held on Friday, September 27, 2019, from 11 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. at the Sorden-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Lone Tree.  Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on September 27, 2019, at the Lone Tree Cemetery with military rites provided by the Lone Tree American Legion Post 457.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Lone Tree American Legion Post 457 in memory of Bob.  Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.

Wed
25
Sep

Wally Herman

Wally Herman

 

Wally Herman, 58 of Hawkeye, died Monday, September 23 at home in Hawkeye after a courageous battle with cancer. Services are pending with Becker-Milnes Funeral home, Hawkeye, IA 563-578-3451

 

Wed
25
Sep

Danny Davis

Danny Davis

 

Danny “Dan” J. Davis, 63, of West Union passed away at home on Thursday, September 19, 2019.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, September 25 at 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in West Union with Pastor Adam Starrett officiating. 

A public visitation will be held from 3 PM until 6 PM on Tuesday, September 24 at Zion Lutheran Church in West Union. S.K. Rogers Funeral Home in Fayette is in charge of the arrangements.

Dan was born on August 15, 1956 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids to Larry and Sally (Berg) Davis. He graduated from Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids in 1975. He graduated from Kirkwood Community College and Hawkeye Tech with AA degrees. He earned his Bachelor of Science from Upper Iowa University.

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