Obituaries

Wed
09
Jan

Mary Richmond

Mary Richmond

 

 

Mary Chilton Richmond, 89, of Hawkeye, Iowa died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 at Buchanan County Health Center in Independence, Iowa.

Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, from 3-7 p.m. with a 3 p.m. Rosary and a 6:30 p.m. Scripture Service at Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in West Union, Iowa. There will also be a one hour visitation before mass at the church on Friday.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at Holy Name Catholic Church in West Union, Iowa with Rev. Don Kombah as the Celebrant.

Burial will follow at Hawkeye Cemetery in Hawkeye, Iowa.

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

Wed
02
Jan

Barbara (Boleyn) Meis

Barbara (Boleyn) Meis

 

 

Barbara (Boleyn) Meis, 83, of Florence, AZ passed away peacefully on December 18, 2018 with her husband, Tom, by her side.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the spring, after which Barbara will be buried in the Elgin Cemetery.

Barbara Kay was born in Elgin, IA, the daughter of Leo and Freida (Miller) Boleyn.  

She attended Elgin schools. 

She married Richard Chicken in 1951 and four children were born to this union: Dennis, Kurtis, Helen and Marcia. They later divorced and Barbara resided in CA, IA, and the last 40 years in AZ.

Barbara worked at various business jobs through her working years and finished her career as a realtor. 

Wed
02
Jan

Michael "Mick" Schupbach

Michael "Mick" Schupbach

 

 

Michael "Mick" Schupbach, 70, of Lansing, formerly of Fairbank, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, at his home in Lansing.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at Apostolic Christian Church, Elgin.

Burial will follow at the Apostolic Cemetery, Elgin.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. today (Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019) at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Elgin, and for one hour before services at the church on Thursday.

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Elgin is helping the family with arrangements.

 

 

Wed
26
Dec

Eugene Novak

Eugene Novak

 

 

Eugene J. Novak, 92, died on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 at Evans Memorial Home in Cresco, Iowa.

  A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Protivin, Iowa, with Father Aaron Junge as celebrant.  

Burial was in the church cemetery.  

Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home in Protivin, Iowa, was in charge of arrangements.

  Eugene J. Novak was born May 17, 1926, son of Lewis J. and Annie (Frana) Novak in Winneshiek County near Protivin, Iowa.  

He attended school and graduated from Rudolphinum High School in 1944.  

From 1951 to 1953 he served in the U.S. Army in Germany.

  On May 24, 1954, he was united in marriage with Gertrude Bohr in Ossian, Iowa.  To this union six children were born.  

The couple farmed northeast of Protivin until retirement in 1987.  Upon retiring, Eugene made furniture using lumber from his own wood lot.

Wed
26
Dec

Lorraine Sebring

Lorraine Sebring

 

 

Lorraine M. Sebring, 80, of Hawkeye and formerly of Sumner, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, at UnityPoint/Allen Hospital in Waterloo. 

Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at United Methodist Church in Sumner, with Rev. Michael Christie officiating. 

Interment was at the French Cemetery in Woolstock, Iowa. 

Becker-Milnes Funeral Home, Sumner, was in charge of arrangements.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made in Lorraine’s name to United Methodist Church in Sumner.  

Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com.

Lorraine Marie, daughter of John Cedric and Gladys Claude Yoder, was born July 2, 1938, at Woolstock, Iowa.

She was baptized June 15, 1952, and confirmed May 31, 1953, at the Methodist Church in Woolstock. 

Wed
26
Dec

Sylvia Peterson

Sylvia Peterson

 

 

Sylvia Kathryn (Rogness) Peterson was born July 18, 1923, in Ossian, Iowa, to Knut and Sophie (Watne) Rogness. 

She was baptized on Aug. 8, 1923 at Stavanger Lutheran Church in Ossian, Iowa by Reverend Kristen Kvamme.  

On Oct. 10, 1937, she was confirmed by Reverend Kvamme. 

She attended rural school near her home through the eighth grade, then graduated from Ossian High School. 

Sylvia then attended Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa, where she received her teaching certificate. She then went on to teach rural country school at Dover #6.  

On June 5, 1943, Sylvia was united in marriage with Henry O. Peterson by Reverend V.A. Fiskerback. This union was blessed with three children, Sonja (Peterson) Streif, Steven, and Claude.

Wed
26
Dec

Paul Nuss

Paul Nuss

 

 

Paul E. Nuss, 81, of Hawkeye died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, at Strawberry Point Lutheran Home Community after an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye with Rev. Larry Trachte officiating. 

Burial will follow at Hawkeye Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, 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 Paul’s family. 

Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com

Paul Eugene, son of Clarence and Mildred (Paul) Nuss, was born Oct. 26, 1937, in rural Hawkeye. 

Wed
19
Dec

Eugene Novak

Eugene Novak

 

 

Eugene J. Novak, 92, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, at Evans Memorial Home in Cresco.

  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Protivin.  

Burial will be in the church cemetery.  

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home in Protivin.

A complete obituary will appear in next week’s paper.

 

Wed
19
Dec

Shirley Sadler

Shirley Sadler

 

 

Shirley Ann Sadler, 75, of Cascade, Iowa, passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 at Shady Rest Care Center in Cascade, Iowa surrounded by her family.

Services for Shirley will be held at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018) at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Cascade, Iowa with Rev. Douglas Loecke presiding and Msgr. Wayne Ressler and Very Rev. Mark Ressler and Rev. Loras Otting concelebrating. 

Friends may call after 9 a.m. today (Wednesday) at the funeral home before the services.

Burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery in Cascade, Iowa.

Reiff Funeral Home in Cascade, Iowa, is in charge of arrangements.

Shirley Ann was born June 16, 1943 in Decorah, Iowa, the daughter of Palmer Elmer and Florence Helen (Hemesath) Johnson. 

She was a graduate of Ossian DeSales.  

Wed
19
Dec

Bev Ruckdashel

Bev Ruckdashel

 

 

Beverly Florence Ruckdashel-Nelson passed away on Dec. 10, 2018 in Mesa, Ariz. 

She was the eldest of six children to Elmer and Alice Nelson, born on June 6, 1935 in Clermont, Iowa.

During Beverly’s high school years, she became the number-one soloist in the state of Iowa. She also enjoyed playing volleyball, basketball, singing and playing in the high school band. 

Beverly met Clarence Eugene Ruckdashel at a high school ballgame in 1952. On Oct. 10, 1953 Beverly and Clarence were united as husband and wife. To this union six children were born. 

Beverly drove the John Deere tractors while working alongside Clarence on their farm. 

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