Obituaries

Wed
16
Jan

Leo Sutter

Leo Sutter

 

 

Leo F Sutter passed away peacefully in his sleep at Hallmar Care Center at Mercy Medical Center on Saturday January 12, 2019.

Leo was born January 11, 1920 on a farm near Elgin, Iowa to Dan and Hulda Frederich Sutter. He attended Elgin Schools and enlisted in the US Army Infantry at the start of WWII.  Leo served in North Africa and Italy where he was wounded and received the Purple Heart.  At the end of the war he returned home and married the former Violet Koch at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Eldorado, Iowa on October 11 1945. They were married 60 years until Vi's passing in 2006.

Wed
09
Jan

Veronica Shekleton Riniker

Veronica Shekleton Riniker

 

 

Veronica Ann (Lansing) Shekleton Riniker, age 89, of Independence, Iowa, formerly of Calmar, Iowa, died on January 6, 2019, surrounded by her family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on January 11, 2019 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 304 South Maryville Street, Calmar, IA with Fr. Robert Gross as the celebrant.  Visitation will be one and one-half hours prior to the Mass at the church.  Internment will be at the St. Aloysius Catholic Church Cemetery immediately following services.  The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers that memorials could be made to St. Croix Hospice or the Dementia Society of America.  Arrangements are being provided by Schluter – Balik Funeral Home, Decorah, Iowa. 

Wed
09
Jan

Michael "Mick" Schupbach

Michael "Mick" Schupbach

 

 

Michael "Mick" Schupbach, 70, of Lansing, Iowa formerly of Fairbank, Iowa died on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 at his home in Lansing, Iowa.  Michael Edward was born August 30, 1948 to George and Mildred (Butikofer) Schupbach in Postville, Iowa. He graduated from Valley High in Elgin, Iowa and attended Hawkeye Tech in Waterloo, Iowa.

Mick was united in marriage with Barbara Haagenson on November 15, 1969 in Nashua, Iowa. He worked as a machine operator for John Deere in Waterloo and retired in 2007. Mick was a retired member of the Fairbank Fire Department and Mississippi Valley Gun Club.

Wed
09
Jan

Charles Ash

Charles Ash

Charles J. Ash, 65, of Fayette died Saturday, December 29, 2018, at Mercy Hospital of Franciscan Sisters in Oelwein, after a courageous three year battle with cancer.

 

Memorial Services was held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 5, 2019, at the First United Methodist Church in Fayette with Rev. Mike Jager officiating. Inurnment will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, at Gods Acres Cemetery in Clermont. Visitation will precede the memorial service at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. Memorials may be made to the family for later designation. Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Fayette is assisting Chuck’s family. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com

Wed
09
Jan

Donna Daniels

Donna Daniels

 

 

On Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, Donna Louise Atkinson Daniels, loving wife and mother of three children, passed away at the age of 88. 

Donna was born Nov. 28, 1930 in St. Louis, Mo., to Don and Eva Atkinson. 

She received her bachelor degree in Home Economics from the University of Iowa.

On Aug. 16,1952, she married Robert Kenneth Daniels. They raised their three sons in Fayette, Iowa and later moved to Las Vegas, Nev.

Donna and Bob owned and operated the Daniels Drug store in Fayette while raising their three boys.

Donna was an active member of the PEO Sisterhood throughout her life.

She enjoyed socializing and playing cards with her many friends.

Donna is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, husband, and three grandchildren.

Wed
09
Jan

Richard Schnor

Richard "Dick" Schnor

 

 

Richard “Dick” Schnor, 86, of West Union, Iowa died Tuesday, Jan., 1, 2019, at Good Samaritan Society in West Union, Iowa. Dick was born on April 20, 1932, to Albert and Iona (Jarchow) Schnor in Wadena, Iowa. He went to country school until the eighth grade. Dick then went to help with the family farm near Volga, Iowa. At the age of twenty, Dick Joined the United States Army and served in Korea for eighteen months. He was in the 6th Armed division where he built tent kits and cleared mines.

Wed
09
Jan

Sandra Lau

Sandra Lau

 

 

Sandra Lau, 58, of Fayette, died Sun., January 6, 2019, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Arrangements are pending with Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Fayette.

Please call 563-425-3307 or check www.beckermilnesrettig.com for further details.

Wed
09
Jan

Evelyn Opperman

Evelyn Opperman

 

 

Evelyn M. Opperman, 94, of Hawkeye, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at Unity Point Health/Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye with Rev. Jerome Godson officiating. Burial will follow at the West Union Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wed., January 9th at Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall in Hawkeye and for one hour preceding services at the church on Thursday. Memorials may be made to the family for later designation.

Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye is assisting Evelyn’s family. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com. 

Wed
09
Jan

Edna Engelhardt

Edna Engelhardt

 

 

Edna J. Engelhardt, 98, of Monticello and formerly of Hawkeye, died Friday, January 4, 2019, at the Monticello Nursing & Rehab.

Funeral services were  held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye with Rev. Larry Trachte officiating. Burial followed at Hawkeye Cemetery. Visitation preceded the funeral at the church. Memorials may be made in Edna’s name to Christian Crusaders, 7401 University Avenue, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613.

Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye is assisting Edna’s family. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com. 

Wed
09
Jan

Gerald Kling

Gerald Kling

 

 

Gerald Kling passed away on December 25, 2018 at his daughter and son-in-law’s home in Prague Oklahoma. 

Gerald was born in Davenport, Iowa, on April 27, 1943 to Leo and Loretta (Marten) Kling. On December 27, 1960, Gerald married the love of his life Mollie Martin, together they had 4 children. Gerald went on to own his own Union Painting business, until he retired to enjoy his grandchildren and stock car racing.  Gerald had a personality that was larger than life. He enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his family, fishing, racing, horseback riding and passing on his love of cars.  

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