Obituaries

Wed
03
Apr

Howard Landas

Howard Landas

 

 

Howard Franklin Landas, 88, of Fayette, Iowa died Friday, March 29, 2019 at Maple Crest Manor, Fayette, Iowa. He was born April 8, 1930 to William and Daisy (Brooks) Landas on the family farm near Lima, Iowa. Howard was baptized and confirmed into the Catholic faith as an adult. He graduated from Fayette High School in 1947.

Thu
28
Mar

Anna Marie Jespersen

 

Anna Marie Jespersen

 

 

Anna Marie Jespersen, 96, of West Union, Iowa died Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Good Samaritan Society in West Union, Iowa.

Services will be held in South Dakota at a later date.

Thu
28
Mar

Andrea Rose

Andrea Rose

 

 

Andrea Rose, 38, of Hawkeye, Iowa died Saturday, March 23, 2019.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Zion Lutheran Church in West Union, Iowa with Rev. Margaret Yackel-Juleen as the officiant.

Visitation will follow the Celebration of Life until 7:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in West Union, Iowa.

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

Thu
28
Mar

Marjorie Strudthoff

Marjorie Strudthoff

 

 

Marjorie Studthoff, 85, of West Union, Iowa died Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Good Samaritan Society, West Union, Iowa.

Arrangements are pending with Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, West Union, Iowa.

Thu
28
Mar

Lavanna Frey

Lavanna Frey

 

 

Lavanna Frey, 90, a long time resident of West Union,  died March 20, 2019.

A memorial service will be set at a later date. 

A simple website, LavannaFrey.com, has been set up where friends  can post memories and watch for service information. 

Thu
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.

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