Obituaries

Wed
02
Dec

Jennie Cushion

Jennie Cushion

 

Jennie L. Cushion, 90, of Maynard, Iowa died Tuesday afternoon, November 24, 2020 at the Hillcrest Home in Sumner, Iowa.

A private family visitation and funeral service will be held at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Maynard with Rev. John Kerr officiating.

Interment: Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, rural Oelwein.

Family and friends may view the services Friday, December 4, 2020 on the funeral home website www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

Memorials may be directed in her name to the Maynard Fire Department.

Wed
02
Dec

David Van Sickle

David Van Sickle

 

David F. VanSickle, 56, of Mt. Pleasant formerly of Elgin passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his family.

  Dave was born on January 31, 1964, in Germany, the son of Donald Doyle & Connie Mae (Canfield) VanSickle.  He was united in marriage to Natalie Smith on October 4, 2008, in Mt. Pleasant.  While he was living in northeast Iowa, he mowed and drove a truck for Baker Concrete and Excavating and worked at Decorah Ford, as a mechanic.  Dave also served on the Clermont Fire Department.  After relocating to southeast Iowa, he worked for Ideal Concrete for a few years as a heavy equipment operator, and at Pizza Ranch of Mt. Pleasant and Burlington as assistant manager.  In his free time away from work, he enjoyed riding motorcycle, watching Andy Griffith and MASH Marathons, camping and traveling to Mexico.

Wed
25
Nov

Cyril Bohr

Cyril Bohr

 

Cyril Bohr, age 94, of Ossian, Iowa, died on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at Palmer Lutheran Hospital in West Union, IA.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, November 21, 2020, 1 p.m. at the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Ossian, Iowa. Interment was at the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Cemetery, Ossian, IA.

Wed
25
Nov

Helen Franzen

Helen Franzen

 

Helen Franzen, age 77, of St. Lucas, Iowa, died on Monday, November 16, 2020 at Palmer Lutheran Hospital in West Union, IA.

Mass of Christian Burail was held Monday, November 23, 2020, 10:30 a.m. at the St. Luke’s Catholic Church, St. Lucas, Iowa. Interment was at the St. Luke’s Catholic Cemetery, St. Lucas, Iowa.

Helen Margaret (Blong) Franzen was born November 5, 1943 to Paul and Margaret (Balk) Blong in Waucoma, IA. She married Bernard Franzen on October 19, 1963 at St. Mary’s Catholic church in Waucoma, IA.  

Wed
25
Nov

Rita Kregal

Rita Kregal

 

     Rita Kregel, 84, Monona, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at her daughter’s home in Fayette surrounded by family.

Rita was born December 27, 1935 in Guttenberg, Iowa to Albert and Lucille (Hefel) Jaeger. Rita graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Guttenberg, Iowa.

     Rita married Eldon Kregel on June 29, 1954 in Elkader Iowa. Seven children were born to this union. Rita and Eldon farmed for 40 years. Rita was also an inspector at Northern Engraving in Waukon Iowa for 30 years. Rita was a past President of St Patrick’s Rosary Society and former member of the Franklin Homemakers Society. Rita was a member of American Legion Auxiliary and St. Patrick’s Service Society. 

Wed
25
Nov

Donald Blaker

Donald Blaker

 

Donald Dean Blaker, age 89, entered into his eternal rest on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 at his home near Arlington, Iowa. He was diagnosed with stage four melanoma in mid-October.

Don was born in Colesburg on July 12, 1931, the son of Dale and Vera (Shaw) Blaker. He graduated from Fayette High School in 1949 and served in the Korean War as a member of the U.S. Army. Following his military service, he attended Upper Iowa University and later received his Master’s Degree from the University of Northern Iowa. On June 4, 1960 he married Anita Van Horn at the Fayette Methodist Church.

Wed
18
Nov

Merle Blong

Merle Blong

 

Merle Andrew Blong passed away on the morning of November 11, 2020, after a struggle with Alzheimer’s disease and the rapid onset of the COVID-19 virus.  Merle was born on December 12, 1933 in St. Lucas, Iowa to parents Luke John Blong and Agnes Ann Ditzenbach.  His family lived and farmed east of St. Lucas in the Driftless Area near the confluence of Bass Creek with Sugar Creek.  This beautiful landscape was historically part of the Winnebago Indian Subagency in the 1840s.  

Merle attended St. Luke’s School from 1938 to 1946.  He was a very hard worker and enjoyed working on the farm.  Merle was at his best while performing outdoor tasks instead of going to school. Merle’s greatest enjoyments were hunting, fishing, and observing wildlife. 

Wed
18
Nov

Adelaide Hollinrake

Adelaide Hollinrake

 

Adelaide F. Hollinrake, 92 of Maynard, Iowa and formerly of Seaton, Illinois and Flat Rock, Newfoundland, Canada died Wednesday morning, November 11, 2020 at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette.

A Private Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fayette with Rev. Donald Komboh officiating. Inurnment: At a later date in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Keithsburg, Illinois.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be directed in her name to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church or the Alzheimer’s’ Association.

The Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Maynard is assisting the family. Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

Wed
18
Nov

Madly Houg

Madlyn Houg

 

Madlyn Ann Houg, 84, of West Union, Iowa died Sunday, November 8, 2020 at Stoney Brook Village, West Union, Iowa.  She was born May 15, 1936 to Floyd and Mildred (Weston) Cline in West Union, Iowa. Madlyn was baptized on November 8, 1936 and confirmed on June 9, 1946 at United Methodist Church. She graduated from high school in Hawkeye in 1954. She continued her education at Upper Iowa University and received her two-year teaching certificate on May 31, 1956 and Bachelors of Arts with a major in Elementary Education and minor in English/Social Studies on May 28, 1962.

Wed
18
Nov

Clare Hillman

Clare Hillman

 

Clare M. Hillman, 81, of Maynard, Iowa, died on Tuesday morning, November 10, 2020 at his home.

Private family services will be held at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Maynard.

Interment: Fairbank Cemetery, Fairbank, Iowa.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

Clare Matthew Hillman was born on October 29, 1939 at rural Aurora, Iowa, the son of Bruce Forest and Lois Mattie (McDowell) Hillman.  He graduated from Stanley High School in Stanley, Iowa in the class of 1957.  Clare was united in marriage to Mary Ellen Polege on October 11, 1958 at the Lutheran Parsonage in Fairbank, Iowa.  

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