Obituaries

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Mar

Marvin Lee

Marvin Lee

 

Marvin Lee born July 7, 1961, passed away on February 24 at his home in Enid, Oklahoma of esophageal cancer.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda; his mother, Eileen Lee; brothers, Delbert and Darrell; sisters, Shirley and Eileen; sister-in-law, Lynn Lee; three stepchildren, Tammy, Chris and Amiee; grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Don, and brothers, Donald and in fancy, David and Darwin.

A memorial service will be held at the Hawkeye Community Hall on Sunday, March 15, at 2 p.m. for family and friends 

 
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11
Mar

Carol Westpfahl

Cayrol Westpfahl

 

Cayrol “Joyce” Westpfahl, 86, of Hiawatha, Iowa, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2020, following complications of a stroke, at the Hiawatha Care Center in Hiawatha, Iowa. There will be no visitation held. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with Reverend Philip Thompson officiating. Committal services will take place at 2 p.m., Wednesday, at God’s Acres Cemetery, in Clermont, Iowa. Arrangements by Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion, Iowa.

 

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11
Mar

Dona Lansing

Dona Lansing

 

Dona Dorothy Lansing, 90, of Clermont, Iowa died Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at Good Samaritan Society in West Union, Iowa. Dona was born December 3, 1929, to Gustave and Bertha Annie (Olson) Gilbertson in Lamoure County near Litchville, North Dakota. In 1938 the family moved to Elgin, Iowa, where Dona attended school in rural Clayton County and graduated from Elgin High School in 1947. 

Dona was united in marriage to Gerald F. Lansing on September 13, 1952. They were blessed with five children. 

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11
Mar

Mary Priscilla Bock

Mary Priscilla Bock

 

Mary Priscilla Bock, age 83 of West Union, Iowa, entered Heaven’s gates on March 4, 2020.  She was born to the late Albert and Iona Hulbert on July 17, 1936.
Mary Priscilla graduated from Upper Iowa University with a degree in elementary education.  On June 20, 1958, after two years of teaching first grade, Mary Priscilla married her high school sweetheart, Clarence Paul Bock. They started their lives together in West Union where they raised their four children.
Mary Priscilla enjoyed reading her Bible, praying, teaching children in Sunday School and AWANA, playing the piano for worship, baking - especially pies - and shopping for antiques.  She will most be remembered for her love for Jesus her Lord and Savior, and her loyalty to family and close friends.
Mary Priscilla was preceded in death by her parents Albert and Iona (Baumgartner) Hulbert.

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11
Mar

Tim Brugman

Tim Brugman

 

Timothy J. Brugman, 60, of West Union, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday, March 2, 2020, at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital in West Union.  Per his wishes, cremated rites will be observed.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.  

He was born on June 15, 1959 in Spencer, Iowa the son of Keith and Janice (Smith) Brugman.  Tim was united in marriage to Roxane Molokken on July 8, 1978 in Ossian, Iowa.   Tim was employed by the Fayette County Hwy. Department for 42 years.  He enjoyed reading, cheering on the Hawkeyes, and golfing.  He loved spending time with family and friends especially going fishing with his son, Christopher, and listening and attending his daughter, Brittany’s music concerts.

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04
Mar

Linda (Martin) Lau

Linda (Martin) Lau

 

Linda Marie (Martin) Lau, 47, passed away February 16, 2020 at her home in Oelwein.

Linda was born on May 8,1972 in West Union, Iowa. She grew up in West Union where she attended North Fayette School and later Northeast Community College, where she received a degree in Accounting.

Linda married Jeff Lau in August 1998, they later divorced.

Linda loved spending time with family and friends. Her three grandchildren were the light of her life.

Linda is survived by her, daughter Angel Martin (Travis Davis) from Cedar Rapids, IA, her mother Thressa Connor of Maynard, IA, her father Adrian (Bernie) Martin of Hawkeye, IA, two brothers, Dan Michael of Spring, TX and Bud (Andrea) Leader of Graham, NC, one step sister Shiona Vatsa of Bijnor, India, three grandchildren, Alexis Davis, Jasmine Davis, and Damon Davis, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

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04
Mar

Gwendolyn Joy James

Gwendolyn Joy James

 

 

 

Gwendolyn Joy James, 98, from Clermont, IA died peacefully at Good Samaritan Center, West Union on February 19, 2020. Joy was born August 21, 1921, in rural Weldon Iowa to Rufus Earl and Bessie Irene (Rosenberger) Slaymaker. She attended rural schools in Clarke County and graduated from Murray High School in 1938.

Joy moved to Des Moines during World War II and worked at the Des Moines ordnance plant making ammunition. Following the war she worked at Dean Studio and Pioneer Hybrid Company, both in Des Moines. 

Joy and Ross Eldon James were married August 29, 1946. They were parents to two daughters, Diane and Sharon.

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04
Mar

Leona Croatt

Leona Croatt

 

     A mass of Christian  burial was held at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in St. Lucas, Iowa at 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 28, 2020 for Leona Croatt.  Rev. Aaron Junge officiated. Interment was at St. Luke’s Catholic Cemetery. Schluter–Balik Funeral Home, Decorah, Iowa is helping the family with arrangements.

Leona Croatt, age 99, of St. Lucas, IA, died on Friday, February 21, 2020 at Aase Haugen Senior Services in Decorah, IA

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Lorna Bernau

Lorna Bernau

 

 

Lorna Bonita Bernau, 89, of West Union, Iowa died February 28, 2020 at Stoney Brook Village, West Union, Iowa.

She was born December 14, 1930 to Milton and Agnes (Hegland) Eide at home in Castalia. Lorna graduated from West Union High School in 1948 and attended Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, Iowa for two years.

Lorna was united in marriage with Albert “Cuddy” Bernau on April 9, 1955 at the Little Brown Church, Nashua, Iowa. Together they raised four children, Marcia, Cindy, Bruce and Nancy.

Lorna was a teacher, homemaker and along with her husband operated Cuddy’s Boot Hill Supper Club for twenty-five years. She was an active member of the Bethel Presbyterian Church Morning Circle, the Presbyterian Women’s Group and was on Diaconate. Lorna loved playing bridge and golfing with friends.

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Feb

Robert Schultz

Robert Schultz

 

Robert August Schultz was born August 17, 1924, in Postville, Iowa. He died at Unity Point Health, Allen Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa at the age of 95 years old. He was the younger of two children born to Lawrence and Lucille Schultz.  

Robert graduated from Luana Consolidated High School in Luana, Iowa in 1941 and started a farming career just outside of Luana.

On September 15, 1946, Robert married Hilda Elizabeth “Betty” Strauch in the Methodist Church in Elgin, Iowa. Robert and Betty made their home on a farm north of Luana for 60 years. They were lifetime residents of Luana, Iowa.

On May 27, 1948, a daughter, Susan Kay, was born. Another daughter, Deborah Jane, was born on April 7, 1950. Deborah Jane succumbed to leukemia after a three-year illness in 1957. On October 2, 1956, a son, David Lawrence was born.  

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