Obituaries

Wed
24
Jul

Gene Skultety of Fayette dies July 16

 

Gene Skultety of Fayette dies July 16

Gene P. Skultety, 66, of Fayette died Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at his home.

No services are planned at this time.

S.K. Rogers Funeral Home in Fayette is assisting the family.

Gene Paul Skultety was born June 19, 1947, at St. Mary of Nazareth Hospital in Chicago, Ill., to Eugene and MaryLou (Ferguson) Skultety.

He proudly served his country as an ammo and inventory clerk in the United States Army from 1967 until 1969. During his service he earned his GED from the United States Armed Forces Institute - European Branch.

On Aug. 18, 1973, Gene was united in marriage with Suzan Worth in Bensenville, Ill. To this union, three children were born. The couple were later divorced. 

Gene later met Lynda Walkup, and the couple made their home in Fayette in 1995. 

Thu
18
Jul

Services held for former area PSAS director

 

Services held for former area PSAS director

Mary C. Flynn, 71, of Oelwein died Thursday afternoon, July 11, 2013, at her home, surrounded by her family.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 16, at Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Oelwein, with Robert Flynn presiding.

Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Oelwein.

Arrangements were handled by Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Oelwein.

Mary Celeste (Kelly) Flynn was born July 23, 1941, in Benson, Minn., to Howard William and Catherine Esther (McGovern) Kelly. 

She graduated from Murdock High School in Murdock, Minn., in 1959.  

On June 30, 1962, Mary married her childhood sweetheart, John Patrick Flynn, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Murdock, Minn.  

She worked as a secretary for 10 years in the Twin Cities.  

Mary mentored her growing children as the family moved from Morrison, Ill., to Harlan, Ia., and then to Oelwein.  

Thu
18
Jul

Graveside services held Sunday in Elgin

 

Graveside services held Sunday in Elgin

Linda J. Johnson, 66, of West Union, formerly of Elgin, died Sunday, July 7, 2013, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. 

A graveside memorial service was held Sunday, July 14, at the Elgin Cemetery, Elgin, with the Rev. Chris Ebbers as the officiant.

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Elgin, assisted the family with arrangements.

Born Feb. 18, 1947, in Postville, Linda was the daughter of Dale and Marie (Erhardt) DeSart. 

She graduated from Valley High School in 1965.

On Aug. 21, 1966, Linda and Ernie Johnson were united in marriage in Strawberry Point. They lived in Bad Hersfeld, West Germany, for a few years while Ernie was in the service.  They were later divorced.

Thu
18
Jul

Doris Gibson of Wadena dies July 10

 

 

Doris Gibson of Wadena dies July 10

Doris J. Gibson, 68, of Wadena died Wednesday, July 10, 2013, after a four-year battle with breast cancer.

No services were held. An inurnment will be held at a later date.

Burnham-Wood & S.K. Rogers Funeral Home, West Union, is in charge of the arrangements.

Doris Jean (Nickerson) Gibson was born April 3, 1945, in Tuscaloosa, Ala., to Francis and Tommie Jean Nickerson. 

Later she moved to Iowa, where she met and married Monte Joe Gibson. They farmed and raised their four children near Wadena.

Doris loved life and spending time with Joe, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She never met a stranger, and she will be remembered for the fun, loving spirit she shared with everyone she encountered. Her humor, the stories she told, her creativity, and her ability to turn a weekend gathering into a Mardi Gras bash will be treasured memories.

Thu
18
Jul

Funeral held for 1971 North High graduate

 

Funeral held for 1971 North High graduate 

Funeral services for David C. Swale, 60, of West Union were held Thursday, July 11, at United Methodist Church in West Union with the Rev. Chris Ebbers officiating.

Burial followed in the West Union Cemetery.

Burnham-Wood & S.K. Rogers Funeral Home, West Union, was in charge of the arrangements.

Dave’s death occurred on Friday, July 5, 2013.

David Charles “Dave” Swale was born July 2, 1953, in Washington, D.C., to Robert and Marie (Aue) Swale. 

He graduated from North High School in 1971.

On July 7, 1998, Dave was united in marriage with Janis Enyart in Oelwein. 

He worked for 34 years at John Falb Motor Company in West Union, running the auto body shop.

Wed
03
Jul

Funeral Mass at Holy Name set for Saturday

 

Funeral Mass at Holy Name set for Saturday

Funeral services for Therese Kaiser, 76, of West Union will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at Holy Name Catholic Church in West Union with the Reverend Dale Rausch officiating.

Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, rural West Union. 

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, with a rosary service starting at 4 p.m., at Burnham-Wood & S.K. Rogers Funeral Home in West Union, which is handling the arrangements.

Therese died peacefully Friday, June 28, 2013, in Eldridge, surrounded by her children. 

Eloise “Therese” (McDonald) Kaiser was born June 22, 1937, to Thomas and Katherine (Maher) McDonald in Imogene. 

She graduated from St. Patrick’s Academy Catholic School in Imogene in 1955. Therese earned a degree in registered nursing from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Council Bluffs in 1958.

Wed
03
Jul

Memorial service held for former W.U. woman

 

Memorial service held for former W.U. woman

Sandra S. “Sandy” Amdahl, 73, of Springfield, Ill., formerly of West Union, died Monday June 24, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. 

A memorial service was held Thursday, June 27, at Bisch and Son Funeral Home in Springfield, Ill., with the Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Radtke officiating. 

Inurnment will be at a later date in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Tomah, Wis. 

Sandra S. (Shaffer) Amdahl was born March 20, 1940, in Tomah, Wis., to W. Dale and Mabel (Hubert) Shaffer. 

Sandy was the owner of the Sears & Roebuck Catalog Store in West Union, retiring in 1978. 

She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Springfield. 

In her leisure time, she was an avid reader and enjoyed crafts and puzzles.

Sandy was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson: and her two brothers, Gene and Gary Shaffer. 

Wed
03
Jul

Pat Jacobson services today at Zion Lutheran

 

Pat Jacobson services today at Zion Lutheran

Patricia A. “Pat” Jacobson, 69, died peacefully at her home in Hawkeye, surrounded by her family, on Saturday, June 29, 2013, after a struggle with cancer.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Zion Lutheran Church in West Union.  

Interment will follow at West Union Cemetery. 

Visitation was set from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye and for one hour preceding services at the church today. 

Becker-Milnes Funeral Home, Hawkeye, is in charge of arrangements.

Patricia Ann (Schulte) Jacobson, daughter of Clarence and Lovina (Beltz) Schulte, was born Aug. 26, 1943, in Des Moines.

She attended Catholic School in Carroll before attending high school in Arlington. 

On Nov. 6, 1960, Pat was wed to Carl Loomis at the Catholic church in Volga. They were the parents of six children. 

Wed
03
Jul

Celebration of Life service to be held Saturday in Waverly

 

Celebration of Life service to be held Saturday in Waverly

Kaylee R. Fisher, 21, of Cedar Falls, formerly of Waverly, died Friday, June 28, 2013, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City from complications of cystic fibrosis.

Celebration of Life services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Waverly with Pastor Deborah Coble Wise officiating.

Cremation will follow the service. 

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 5, at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly and for an hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.

Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is in charge of arrangements.

Kaylee Ruth Fisher was born May 5, 1992, to Tim and Susan (Pitts) Fisher. 

She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity United Methodist Church in Waverly.  

Wed
03
Jul

Memorial service held in Ossian

 

Memorial service held in Ossian

A memorial service for Steven W. Stanbrough, 57, of Ossian was held Tuesday, June 11, at Living Hope Baptist Church in Ossian. Pastor Joseph Needham officiated.

Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Auburn at a later date.

Steven died suddenly on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital in LaCrosse, Wis.

Steven Wayne Stanbrough, son of Earl and Carolyn Stanbrough, was born Oct. 30, 1955, in Hampton.

As a young boy, he attended and was baptized at First Baptist Church in West Union.

After his graduation from North High School in West Union, Steven studied automobile mechanics at Area One Vocational Technical School (now NICC) in Calmar.

He was employed as a mechanic at John Falb Co. in West Union. Later he did farmhand work for Art Molokken and Dale Pape and worked for Steve Bushman. Steven was forced to retire due to his declining health.

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