Obituaries

Wed
08
May

Elizabeth Covington

Elizabeth Covington

 

 

 

Elizabeth “Liz” Covington, 72, of Long Prairie, passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 27, 2019.  Funeral services for Liz were held on Thursday, May 2, 2019, 5:00 p.m., at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Long Prairie with Fr. Omar Guanchez and Deacon Jim Schulzetenberg officiating.  Interment was held at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Long Prairie.

Wed
08
May

Clarence (Buzz) Cannon

Clarence (Buzz) Cannon

 

 

A memorial service will be held at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Eldorado, Iowa on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be held two hours before the service at the church. Burial will be in St. Peter Lutheran Church cemetery following the services.

Buzz is survived by his four children, Jeffrey (Kim) Cannon, Bruce (Sherry) Cannon, Marilyn (Don) Kamaus, and Scott (Lori) Cannon; thirteen grandchildren and their spouses, many great-grandchildren; his brother, Larry Cannon; brother-in-laws, Arnold Gibbs and Bud (Judy) Vagts; and  many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Undesignated memorials sent to the family will be used to establish a NFV FFA scholarship.

Wed
01
May

Julia "Judy" Martin

Julia "Judy" Martin

 

 

Julia A. “Judy” Martin, 92, of Elgin, Iowa died Saturday, April 27, 2019.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 3, 2019 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Clermont, Iowa with a one-hour visitation before services at the church.

Wed
01
May

William Konichek

William Konichek

 

 

William Gene Konichek (AKA Moose) died April 23, 2019 at the VA Hospital surrounded by family, following a long battle with MS.

Funeral services were held 11:00 a.m. April 29, 2019, at Miller Funeral Home Southside Chapel, Sioux Falls, SD. His cremated remains will be spread on Mt Deborah in Alaska where his heart was.

 

Wed
01
May

William Philips

William Philips

 

 

 

William “Bill” Lawrence Philips passed away peacefully on April 16th, 2019 in Spring Hill, Florida with his family by his side.   Bill was born on October 6th, 1937 in Decorah, IA to Lawrence “Speed” and Norma Fritz Philips.

Bill attended school in West Union, IA graduating in 1955.   He attended Upper Iowa University in Fayette, IA.  While in the area he was a volunteer in the West Union Fire Department.   During this time, he served with his father and grandfather making three generations of Philips ‘serving together in West Union.

Wed
01
May

Arlene Bodensteiner

Arlene Bodensteiner

 

 

Arlene Margaret Bodensteiner, 89, of West Union, Iowa died on Sunday, April 21, 2019 at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union, Iowa. Arlene Margaret Reicks was born March 3, 1930 in St. Lucas to James Reicks and Eleanor (Busche) Reicks. She attended St. Luke’s Catholic School and graduated high school in 1948.  

Wed
01
May

Susan (Loterbour) Paige

Susan (Loterbour) Paige

 

Susan Marie (Loterbour) Paige, age 68, of Ely, passed away at her home in Ely on April 23, 2019.  Funeral services were held 11:00 a.m., Saturday April 27, 2019, at St. John Lutheran Church in Ely. Visitation was one hour prior to the services Saturday at the Church.   

Susan Marie Loterbour was born on October 25, 1950 in Mason City, Iowa to Alan and Dorothy (Arnold) Loterbour.  She graduated from North High School in West Union, Iowa in 1968 and attended Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa.

On September 5, 1970 she was united in marriage to Brent Paige in West Union.  The couple made their home in the Cedar Rapids area until they moved to Ely in the 1970s.  To this union two sons were born, Matthew Michael Paige and Edward (Ted) Alan Paige.

Susan was an avid horseperson for many years, enjoying her horses Blaze and Blaze II.

Wed
01
May

Clarence Kuennen

Clarence Kuennen

 

 

Clarence Victor Kuennen, age 95, of St. Lucas passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at the Ossian Senior Hospice surrounded by his family. 

Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 29, 2019 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in St. Lucas, IA with Rev. Aaron Junge presiding.  Burial was in St. Luke’s Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation was from 3:00-7:00 p.m., on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in St. Lucas, IA and also after 10:00 a.m. at the Church on Monday morning.  The Schluter – Balik Funeral Home in Decorah is handling arrangements.

Wed
24
Apr

Sharil Ogle

Sharil Ogle

 

 

Sharil Mae Ogle, 83, of Wadena, Iowa died Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Good Samaritan Society in West Union, Iowa.  She was born June 25, 1935 to Clyde and Beulah (Ferguson) Ramsey in Marshalltown, Iowa. Sharil was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Arlington, Iowa. After graduating high school, she attended Upper Iowa and earned her Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education and History.

Wed
24
Apr

Beverly Hinsenbrock

Beverly Hinsenbrock

 

 

Beverly M. Hinsenbrock, 83, of Clermont, Iowa died Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at her home surrounded by family.  She was born June 6, 1935 at home in Greeley Iowa.  Beverly grew up in Greeley and Guttenberg.  Her love of horses began early when she lived in Greeley and would go down the road and beg rides on the draft horses from the Hoberts, who had a large draft horse operation. Beverly passed on her love of horses to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, all of whom are active in rodeoing and riding horses.  Beverly was also active in sports and played basketball at Guttenberg High School.  She was the start of four generations of her daughter, granddaughters, and great-granddaughter playing girls’ basketball. 

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