Obituaries

Wed
11
Sep

Mark Zieman

Mark Zieman

 

Mark Louis Zieman, 74, of Postville, Iowa died Sunday, September 8, 2019at his home in rural Postville. He was born January 17, 1945 to Lyle and Leah (Harris) Zieman in Postville. Mark was baptized on February 17, 1945, and confirmed on March 30, 1958, both at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville. He graduated from Postville High School in 1963 and attended Iowa State University.

Mark was united in marriage with Jennifer (Overland) Zieman on August 8, 1964, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville. A farmer since 1965, he also owned Cherry Valley Enterprises and Hi-Way Lanes. Mark followed in his father’s footsteps and proudly served as a State Senator from 2001 to 2008.

Wed
04
Sep

Edna Huinker

Edna Huinker

 

Edna Ann Huinker, 99, of Ossian, Iowa died peacefully Sunday, August 25, 2019 at Ossian Senior Hospice in Ossian, Iowa. Edna the daughter of Bernard and Susie (Weber) Brincks was born on January 31, 1920 in Ossian, Iowa. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Francis de Sales in Ossian, Iowa. Before marriage Edna spent several years as a nanny in Chicago, Illinois.

Edna was united in marriage with Charles Gerhardt Huinker on April 4, 1945 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Ossian, Iowa. To this union seven children were born, Janet, Judy, Nancy, Larry, Sherry, Debbie and Joey. Together they farmed east of Ossian for thirty-four years before moving to Ossian in 1983. Edna loved her flowers and gardens. She tended a large vegetable garden and did lots of canning and freezing. Edna enjoyed sewing a variety of things,even a baptismal gown for the first grandchild of which approximately forty were baptized in.

Wed
04
Sep

Dirndl Benzing

Dirinda Benzing

 

Dirinda Benzing, age 73, of Ossian, IA, died on Thursday, August 22, 2019, at her home in Ossian, IA.

 

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, August 31, 2019, at the Ossian Lutheran Church, 305 Jessie Street, Ossian, IA, with Rev. David Lenth presiding.  Burial was in the Hillside Cemetery, Ossian, IA.

Visitation was from 4-7 p.m., on Friday, August 30, 2019, at the Ossian Lutheran Church, 305 Jessie Street, Ossian, IA, and also after 10 a.m., at the church on Saturday morning.  The Schluter-Balik Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Wed
04
Sep

Wanda White

Wanda White

 

Wanda White, 73, of Palo, Iowa, died Wednesday, August 28, 2019, under hospice care at The Bird House in Iowa City, Iowa, following a ten-year battle with cancer. A Vigil Service will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2019, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids. Visitation will follow from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2019, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass will take place at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 28, 2019, at St. Jude Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids. Private family entombment will take place at a later date at Linwood Cemetery Mausoleum, Cedar Rapids.Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Wed
04
Sep

Abigail Whitford

Abigail Whitford

 

Abigail Rose Whitford, 10, of Bellevue, NE, was pronounced dead on Thurs, August 22, 2019 of severe brain trauma after being struck by a car in a crosswalk. 

She attended Trumble Park Elementary in Papillon and loved reading, art and math. She delighted in simple moments, made friends easily and was becoming a mature young lady while being unapologetically herself. Her kindness and spark will live on because Abby donated her organs.

Abby was welcomed to her heavenly home by great-grandparents Harold "Jake" and Leola Baker; Mildred Reinig; Floyd and Faye Neal; Floyd, Jewel, and Clara Whitford; and great-uncles Bob Gaeta and Wendell Whitford.

Wed
04
Sep

Gary Beermann

Gary Beermann

 

Gary C. Beermann, 84, of Marcus, IA, went to be with his Savior on August 24, 2019.

The Funeral Service and luncheon for Gary will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 11a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus.  A Celebration of Life and luncheon will be held the following day, Sunday, September 8, 2019, at noon at the West Union, Iowa, Fairgrounds.  A time for sharing memories will be provided in both services. Online condolences can be expressed at www.meyerbroschapels.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson-Berger Northside Chapel.

Gary was born on April 27, 1935, the oldest son of Del and Edna (Halverson) Beermann, and spent his childhood in West Union, IA.   He graduated from West Union High School and continued at Iowa State in engineering. 

Wed
04
Sep

LaVerne Nims

LaVerne Nims

 

Memorial Services for for LaVerne LeRoy Nims of Clermont, Iowa will be held Wednesday, September 4, 2019 from 4-8 p.m. at the West Clermont Lutheran Church Fellowship room in Clermont, IA. LaVerne passed away on August 25, 2019.  

LaVerne was born on March 15, 1942 to Frank and Olga Nims.  He married Connie Schlee on December 6, 1975, and later divorced. Vern graduated from Valley High School in 1960. He was a very good athlete in his High School days. In 1958, his junior year, Vern was a member of the undefeated football team.

In 1964, Vern was drafted into the army.  He was stationed at Fort Leonard in Wood, Missouri. Vern was assigned to Company D 2D Battalion 2D Regiment and later served in the Vietnam War.

Following discharge, Vern went into farming with his parents and in later years with his brother. Vern loved to bowl on his league with his friends.  He enjoyed raising watermelon and sweet corn.

 

Wed
04
Sep

Michael Willie

Michael Willie

 

Micheal Lee Willie, age 61, passed away peacefully at his home in Cresco, Iowa on Saturday, August 31, 2019, surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with lung cancer. 

Services will be at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Fayette, Iowa on Wednesday, September 3, 2019 with visitation from 9:30 until service time. Burial will be in the Grandview cemetery in Fayette, Iowa. 

Wed
04
Sep

Gary Langreck

Gary Langreck

 

Gary Langreck, age 55 of St. Lucas, IA passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2019 at his home in St. Lucas from a heart condition. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 6, 2019 at St. Luke’s Catholic church in St. Lucas, IA.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at the St. Luke’s Catholic Church and 9:30 a.m. at the church Friday morning.

Tue
03
Sep

Joan Lansing

Joan Lansing

 

Joan Marie Lansing was born March 11, 1927, a daughter of the late Frank and Mayme (Britton) Peyer. Joan was baptized in her faith at Saint Francis De Sales Church in Ossian, Iowa. Living her entire life in Ossian, Joan graduated high school from De Sales. Following her schooling Joan worked at Wallmark Drug in Ossian.  She meet the love of her life (Charles Lansing) at the movietheater in Ossian, where they both worked part time, she selling concessions and he running the movie projector.  

Joan was married to Charles on April 2, 1945 at Saint Francis De Sales Church, by the late Rt. Rev. Msgr. M.J. Thiltgen. Mrs. Lansing was a member of the Saint Francis De Sales Parish, The Saint Francis De Sales Rosary Society, the Catholic Daughters, the Ossian Crown Club, and a former member of the South Winneshiek Golf & Country Club.  

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