Obituaries

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28
Mar

Miriam Fritz

Miriam Fritz

 

 

 

 

Miriam L. Fritz, 97, of West Union and formerly of Hawkeye, died Monday, March 11, 2019, at Traditions of West Union.

Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye with Rev. Ginny Olson officiating. Burial followed at Hawkeye Cemetery. Visitation was from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 15, at Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall in Hawkeye and for one hour preceding services at the church on Saturday. Miriam’s family suggests memorials may be made in her name to the American Legion in Hawkeye, Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye, or St. Croix Hospice. Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye is assisting Miriam’s family. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com

Thu
28
Mar

Mary Hinkel

Mary Hinkel

 

 

Mary Maxine Hinkel made the world a better place from October 3, 1941 to March 19, 2019. She had a quiet way of touching lives through her kind and generous spirit at work and especially with her family and friends. Even when she was sick, she was concerned about others and putting them first.

Mary was born in Wadena, Iowa to Donald and Vera (Hicks) Hinkel. She graduated from Clermont-Elgin-Wadena High School and worked for 52 years as the bookkeeper at the West Union grocery store under several owners.

Thu
28
Mar

Arlene Crider

Arlene Crider

 

 

Arlene Crider, 87, of Eldorado, Iowa died Friday, March 22, 2019 at Maple Crest Manor, Fayette, Iowa. She was born July 9, 1931 to Lewis and Amanda (Stray) Ruroden at home on the farm in Fayette County, Iowa. Arlene was baptized and confirmed at East Clermont Church in Clermont, Iowa. She attended Country School at Marion Township #3 Groth and graduated from Elgin High in 1950.

Arlene was united in marriage with James Crider on January 5, 1951 in Caledonia, Minnesota. Two children were born to this union. Arlene worked as a bookkeeper at Big Gain Feed for 25 years, Schwans, Landis Fertilizer and Carpenter and Craft all in West Union, Iowa. She also babysat in many homes for years and they called her “Grandma” and “Ene”.

Arlene is survived by her daughter, Cynthia (Steve) Metzger of Clermont; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren.

Thu
28
Mar

Kevin Hageman

Kevin Hageman

 

 

  Kevin J. Hageman was born on January 25, 1963 the son of Paul and Colleen (Wagner) Hageman in Decorah, IA.  He attended St. Aloysius Catholic School in Calmar and graduated from South Winneshiek High School in 1981.  Kevin excelled in Football receiving many accolades including: 1979 South Winn player of the week, 1979 First team defense, All Cedar Wapsie Conference, 1979 Oelwein Daily Register All Registerland Football team, 1980 Most valuable lineman, All Cedar Wapsie Conference, 1980 First team all conference defensive lineman, 1980 Iowa Daily Press honorable mention – offensive tackle, 1980 Most valuable player, South Winn, Top defensive player South Winn, 2nd team All State Defense at nose guard.  He was a member of the 1979 and 80 Cedar Wapsie Conference Champion South Winn teams that went 18-0.  

Thu
28
Mar

Barbara Ann Hummel

Barbara Ann Hummel

 

 

 

Barbara Ann Hummel, 65, of Oelwein, passed away at Covenant Hospital in Waterloo on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 surrounded by her family.

She was born on February 6, 1954, at the Oelwein Hospital to Wayne and Janet (Shaw) Hummel. Barbara was raised and educated in the Volga area. She graduated in 1972, from Central Community High School in Elkader.

After high school, Barbara worked at the HiWay Café in Strawberry Point. On April 29, 1979, she gave birth to her only child, Brian Hummel. Together they lived in rural Volga, and Barb worked at ATWOOD in West Union for 25 years. In her later life, she retired to the Oelwein area.

Barbara was a member of the Lutheran Church in Volga. She enjoyed sewing and reading books in her free time, but most of all she loved spoiling her grandchildren, great nieces and nephews, and great-great niece, who she adored dearly.

Thu
28
Mar

Howard Hildebrand

Howard Hildebrand

 

 

 Howard Leon Hildebrand, 84, passed away March 20, 2019 at Regional Medical Center in Manchester, Iowa.

     Howard was born November 2, 1934 in Volga, Iowa to Linus and Viola (Bockenstedt) Hildebrand. At age two, Howard and his parents moved to West Union, Iowa and he lived in and around that area most of his life.

     From June 1959 to November, 1971 he was united in marriage to Eleanor Schrandt and they had four children. Howard worked for the railroad for five years as well as being in the National Guard for six years and farmed for twelve years in northeast Iowa. His last profession was as a welder for ABCO Inc. and FECO Inc. in Oelwein, Iowa. Upon retirement, he did welding and vehicle/equipment repair at his farm for friends and neighbors.

Thu
28
Mar

Marilyn Dahl

Marilyn Dahl

 

Marilyn Dahl, 82, of Oelwein, died on Friday morning, March 22, 2019 at the Oelwein Health Care Center in Oelwein.

Memorial Service were held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at Zion Lutheran Church in Oelwein with Pastor Joshua Schunk officiating.

Visitation was held 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein and for one hour before the service at the church on Tuesday.

Inurnment: Will be at a later date.

Memorials may be directed in her name to Zion Lutheran Church, Oelwein, or The Williams Center for the Arts, Oelwein.

Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

Wed
20
Mar

Conley Meyer

Conley Meyer

 

 

Conley David Meyer, 78, of West Union, Iowa passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. He was born May 20, 1940 to William and Charlotte (Hanson) Meyer in rural Winneshiek County, Iowa. Conley was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Eldorado, Iowa. He attended West Union Schools.

Conley was united in marriage with Vickie Popenhagen on May 28, 1961. Two children were born to this union. He farmed his entire life in the West Union area until his retirement in 2010. Conley enjoyed playing cards, going to the races and fishing. His greatest joy was spending time with family and grandchildren. Conley was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who will be missed dearly by those closest.

Wed
20
Mar

Roger Erickson

Roger Erickson

 

 

Roger Erickson, 79, of Wadena, Iowa died Monday, March 11, 2019 at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital in West Union, Iowa.  Leigh Roger, son of Johnny and TeoLena (Olson) Erickson was born May 23, 1939 in Elkader, Iowa. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith.  Roger attended Wadena School and graduated in 1957.  After graduation he attended one year of business school in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He then came home and farmed with his dad.

Wed
13
Mar

Mariam Fritz

Mariam Fritz

 

 

Mariam Fritz, 9,7 of West Union, formerly of Hawkeye, died Monday, March 11, 2019 at Traditions of Iowa, West Union. 

Arrangements are pending with Becker-Milnes, Hawkeye.

Please call, 563 578-3451 or go to www.beckermilnesrettig.com for more information. 

 

 

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