Obituaries

Wed
13
May

David Reay

David Reay

 

David A. Reay, 67, of Randalia, Iowa, died on Sunday morning, May 10, 2020 at his home with his family at his side.

A Graveside Service for family and close friends will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Long Grove Cemetery in Maynard, Iowa with Rev. Herbert C. Mueller, III officiating.

Due to state and federal guidance on gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing will be required.  Those in attendance are suggested to wear a mask at the service.

We encourage relatives and friends not able to attend the service to reach out to the family by leaving a message on the funeral home web site, by mail, text or phone.  

Memorials may be directed in his name to his family.

The Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Maynard is assisting the family.

Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

Wed
13
May

Robert Steinbronn

Robert Steinbronn

 

Robert G. W. Steinbronn, Sr., 93, of Fayette, died Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette.

 

Private family funeral services will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in Fayette with Herbert Mueller, III officiating. Please join the family Saturday, May 9, 2020, at 10:00 AM via Facebook Live on Becker-Milnes & Rettig Facebook Page. Burial will follow at Grandview Cemetery in Fayette with military rites conducted by the American Legion Post #339 of Fayette. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com

 

Wed
13
May

Douglas Robert Roach

Major Douglas Robert Roach

 

 Major Douglas Robert Roach (Ret) was born on September 25, 1958 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, (on a balmy day with a barometric pressure that would have indicated good fishing) Robert Roach and Joann (Eldridge) Roach. He grew up with two brothers and two sisters. He graduated from high school in 1977 in Waterloo, Iowa.

Wed
06
May

Jim Daniels

Jim Daniels

Jim Daniels, 83, of West Union, died Friday evening, May 1, 2020, at the Good Samaritan Society in West Union. 

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic and the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and Governor Kim Reynolds, gatherings are limited to a maximum of 10 people. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Becker-Milnes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wed
06
May

Lois Underdahl

Lois Underdahl

 

Lois M. Underdahl, 94, of West Union, Iowa died on Friday, May 1, 2020 at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette, Iowa.

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

 

 

Wed
06
May

Ruth Traeger

Ruth Traeger

 

Ruth Elouise Traeger, 91, of West Union, Iowa died Sunday, April 26, 2020 at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital in West Union, Iowa. She was born June 4, 1928 to Anson and Kathryn (Craft) Quackenbush in West Union, Iowa. 

In 1940, at 12 years of age, Ruth started her first job selling ice cream and then subscriptions for the Fayette County Union. In addition, she worked at the Avalon Theater. In her senior year, Ruth worked as an operator at Bell Telephone.

Ruth was united in marriage with Bob Traeger, Sr. on June 22, 1947 at Presbyterian Church in West Union, Iowa. Together they opened the Eldorado, Iowa Country Grocery Store. They then moved to West Union, Iowa and opened Big Value grocery, later renamed Jack and Jill. Robert and Ruth retired from store business in 1986. Ruth then worked part time at Kum and Go, Spirts and Such and the Town House. Ruth was proud of working over 70 years in the West Union community.

Wed
06
May

Brenda Zurcher

Brenda Zurcher

 

Brenda Mae Zuercher, 76, of West Union, formerly of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2020, at the Gunderson Palmer Lutheran Hospital in West Union, Iowa. She was born on September 15, 1943, in Fayette County, Iowa, the daughter of Otis and Vera (Frederick) Zuercher.  Brenda was raised in the Strawberry Point area and was a graduate of Strawberry Point High School.  

Brenda resided in Wadena for many years. She worked as a caregiver of elderly people in their homes for her entire working years. Brenda enjoyed collecting stamps and spoons, listening to music, and she loved all types of animals.  For the past several years Brenda resided in West Union. 

Wed
06
May

LaVilla Rowland Onsager

LaVilla Rowland Onsager

 

LaVilla Rowland Onsager, 100, loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2020. LaVilla was born in Postville, Iowa on March 18, 1920 to Frank and Emma (Wander) Gordon. She graduated from Postville High School in 1938. LaVilla was born and grew up on the farm three miles outside of Postville. On March 1945, LaVilla married Oliver Rowland. They raised three sons, Everett, James and David near Clermont, Iowa. Her husband Oliver passed away in 1963. LaVilla married Marvin Onsager in 1984.

Wed
06
May

Robert Schneberger

Robert Schneberger

 

  Robert “Bob” Schneberger, age 94 of West Union, IA, died on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at Good Samaritan Society in West Union, IA.  

A funeral service for Robert will be held after restrictions from COVID-19 are lifted.

In Lieu of flowers: Memorials may be made to the family in memory of Bob.  Cards should be sent to his daughter Roxanne Schneberger at 912 Leroy Ct., River Falls, WI 54022.     

Wed
06
May

Anna Barbara Temple

Anna Barbara Temple

 

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