Obituaries

Wed
26
Sep

Leo Jones

Leo Jones

 

 

Leo James "Jim" Jones, 75, of Hawkeye died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at his home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Sumner, with burial to follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Sumner, Iowa.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Sumner, and one hour preceding the Funeral Mass at the church.

Leo was born Feb. 21, 1943, on the family farm in Sumner to Clarence and Mathilda (Bouska) Jones. 

He was baptized and confirmed at Immaculate Conception Church in Sumner and attended Sumner schools through the 10th grade. 

Wed
19
Sep

Marie Tieskoetter

Marie Tieskoetter

 

 

Marie G. Tieskoetter, 88, of Ossian passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 at Ossian Senior Hospice. 

Marie Gertrude, the daughter of Auguste (Hartmann) and John Gossling, was born April 10, 1930, on a farm near Festina. 

She attended St. Mary's Parochial School in Festina.

She was united in marriage with Frank Tieskoetter on Nov. 4, 1953, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Ossian. They farmed west of Ossian. 

Marie was a resident of the Ossian Senior Hospice since November 2011 where she received excellent care and became a member of the "family" there. 

Wed
19
Sep

James Miller

James Miller

 

 

James R. Miller, 93, of La Crescent, Minn., and formerly of Fayette, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at La Crescent Health Services in La Crescent, Minn.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, at Fayette Community Church in Fayette with Rev. Andy Sayer officiating. 

Interment followed at Grandview Cemetery in Fayette with military rites conducted by American Legion Post 339 of Fayette.

Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com

James Russel, son of Frank and Mabel (Johnson) Miller, was born Feb. 21, 1925, in rural Hawkeye. 

He was baptized and confirmed in the Methodist Faith and received his education in the Hawkeye Schools. 

Jim served honorably in the United States Army during World War II from 1943 until being honorably discharged in 1945. 

Wed
19
Sep

Mary Pape

Mary Pape

 

 

Funeral services for Mary Pape, 77, formerly of Hawkeye, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Eldorado.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye.

Mary died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.

Wed
19
Sep

Karen (Christensen) Lee

Karen Sue (Christensen) Lee

 

 

Karen Sue (Christensen) Lee, 69, of Perry, Iowa, formerly of Manchester, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at Rowley Memorial Masonic Care Center in Perry. 

She was born on April 11, 1949, in West Union, the daughter of Emery and Jeanette (Miller) Christensen.  

She attended West Union Schools and graduated from North High School in 1967.

After high school, Karen served in the United States Air Force. Several of her assignments took her to Turkey and Taiwan. Karen was honorably discharged in 1972.  

On Dec. 3, 1977, Karen was united in marriage with Richard Lee. Two children, Daniel (Danny) and Crystal, were born to this union.  Although the couple later divorced, they continued to raise their children together.

Karen was a dedicated employee for Iowa Workforce Development for over 20 years.  

Wed
19
Sep

Patricia (Eischeid) Wessels

Patricia (Eischeid) Wessels

 

 

Patricia Ann (Eischeid) Wessels, 78, of La Crescent, Minn., formerly of Onalaska, Wis., passed away Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, surrounded by her family. 

She was born Sept. 4, 1939 in Orange City, Iowa, to Everett “Eb” and Margaret Jean (Dunlop) Eischeid. 

She was raised in Independence, Iowa and was a 1957 graduate of Fayette High School. 

Following graduation, she attended St. Luke’s School of Nursing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, then she completed her nursing degree at Upper Iowa University in Fayette.

She married and later divorced, James W. Wessels. Together they had three children, Jeff, Elizabeth and Eric. 

Patricia worked as a nurse in Iowa for a several years before moving to Racine, Wis., where she became a professor at St Luke’s School of Nursing. During this time, she also attended Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wis., earning her master’s degree in nursing. 

Wed
19
Sep

Ruberta Paul

Ruberta Paul

 

 

Ruberta E. Paul, 95, of Fayette died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in Sumner, Iowa. 

Funeral services will be held at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Fayette at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20. 

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today (Wednesday, Sept. 19).

Ruberta Ellen, daughter of Arthur and Hazel  (Fritz) Helmer, was born Feb. 11, 1923. 

She graduated from Fayette High School in 1940.

She worked as a secretary at the Farm Bureau and ASCS office. 

On Feb. 27, 1945 she was united in marriage with Arnold Paul, and to this union one son was born. They lived and farmed near Fayette their whole life and then moved to town in 1985.

She enjoyed playing cards and spending time with her family.

Wed
12
Sep

Delbert Hageman

Delbert Hageman

 

 

Delbert Hageman, age 84, of Calmar, IA died on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Society in West Union. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, Sept. 12) at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Calmar. The Rev. Robert Gross will be the celebrant.

Interment will be in the church cemetery. Casket bearers will be sons Loren Hageman, Delbert Lee Hageman, Jeff Hagemann, and Lowell Hageman, and grandsons Zachary Njus, Michael Hageman, Steven Hageman, Devin Ehrie, Matthew Hageman, Derek Reisner, and Trevor Vobr.

Arrangements are being handled by Schluter-Balik Funeral Home, French Chapel, in Calmar.

Delbert Joseph Hageman was born on March 16, 1934, the son of August and Theresa (Schmitt) Hageman, on the family farm near Calmar, IA.  

He was baptized and confirmed at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Calmar. 

Delbert attended St. Aloysius Catholic School. 

Wed
12
Sep

Marie Tieskoetter

Marie Tieskoetter

 

 

A Mass of Christian Burial for Marie G Tieskoetter, 88, of Ossian will be celebrated at noon Friday, Sept. 14, at St. Francis DeSales Catholic Church in Ossian.

Burial will be held in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at St. Francis DeSales Catholic Church. The rosary will be recited at 3:45 p.m., and a Scripture Service will begin at 7 p.m. There will also be a one-hour visitation before Mass at the church on Friday.

Schmitz-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Ossian is in charge of arrangements.

Marie died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at Ossian Senior Hospice in Ossian.

 
Wed
12
Sep

Ida 'Betty' Osterhus

Ida 'Betty' Osterhus

 

 

Ida Osterhus (known as Betty to her family and friends) died Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 at Care Manor in Mountain Home, Ark.  

On Aug. 1, she fell, breaking her hip, pelvis and left shoulder, which resulted in a partial hip replacement surgery at Baxter Regional Medical Center.  She had fallen earlier in March, breaking three ribs and a vertebra in her spine, but healed quickly and enjoyed several months at home before her fall in August.  

She would have celebrated her 92nd birthday in November.

Betty was born on Nov. 29, 1926 in rural Castalia, IA to Knute and Clara Solheim.  

She was united in marriage to Richard Ernest Osterhus on March 29, 1944 at Bethany Lutheran Church in rural Ossian, IA.  Four children, LaVerne, Ronald, Richard Jr. and Lynette were born to this union.

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