Obituaries

Wed
01
Feb

Eugene Thorson

Eugene Thorson

 

 

Eugene Thorson, 91, of Clermont, Iowa died Friday, January 27, 2017 at his home in Clermont.

Alf Eugene Thorson, the son of Alphie and Myrtle (Lien) Thorson, was born September 30, 1925 on a farm in rural Clermont. 

He graduated from Clermont High School in 1943.

Eugene was united in marriage with Anna Bachtell at the Ossian Lutheran Church in 1953. To this union five children, Catherine, Barbara, Pamela, Mark, and Evan, were born. 

Eugene and Anna farmed outside of Clermont for many years. He retired from farming about three years ago. In addition to farming, Eugene was a substitute rural mail carrier for several years. 

Eugene was a member of the East Clermont Lutheran Church and served on the church council.

He was also a board member of the Gunder Cheese Factory. 

Wed
01
Feb

Charles Deering

Charles Deering

 

 

Charles I. Deering, 80, of Postville, Iowa, died Friday January 27, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society in Postville.

He was born May 16, 1936 to Irving Charles and Leeone (Zieman) Deering on the home farm in rural Postville, where he resided for 65 years. 

Charles was baptized July 19, 1936 by Rev. R.B. Garten and confirmed on April 2, 1950 by Rev. Frederick R. Ludwig. 

Charles graduated from Postville High School in 1954, attended Iowa State University and then returned to the family farm. 

On June 16, 1957 he was united in marriage to Carol Meyer at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church by Rev. Charles E. Witt.  To this union six children were born.

Charles was a lifetime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Postville. 

Thu
26
Jan

Rev. Peter Bodensteiner

Rev. Peter C. Bodensteiner

 

 

The Rev. Peter C. Bodensteiner, age 97, of New Hampton, IA, died Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at Kensington Place Assisted Living in New Hampton. 

A Mass of Christian Burial was held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 21, 2016 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Lawler with Archbishop Jackels officiating the Mass.  

Interment was at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Cemetery in Ossian, IA with Sam Fanning, Micheal Bodensteiner, John Eichenburger, Joseph Scally, Danny Bodensteiner and Ron Ward serving as pallbearers.

Friends greeted the family from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Friday, January 20, 2016 at the church. Where there was a 5:00 p.m. rosary and a 7:00 p.m. parish scripture service. Visitation continued an hour prior to the Mass on Saturday at church. 

Online condolences for Father Pete's family may be left at hugebackfuneralhome.com.

Thu
26
Jan

Lloyd Schutte

Lloyd Schutte

 

 

Lloyd Helmuth Schutte, 86, of Castalia, Iowa died Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society, Waukon, Iowa. Lloyd was born on July 11, 1930 to Elmer C. and Marie (Backhaus) Schutte on the family farm near Castalia, Iowa. He was baptized on August 23, 1930 and confirmed April 2, 1944 at Zion Lutheran Church in Castalia, Iowa. Lloyd graduated from Postville High School in 1948.

Thu
26
Jan

Cathy Scheidel

Cathy Scheidel

 

 

Cathy Lynn Scheidel, 52, of Elgin, Iowa died Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital, West Union, Iowa.

She was born on July 28, 1964 to Vernon Rod and Geraldine Amelia (Bretsch) Vick in Decorah, Iowa.

Cathy was baptized and confirmed at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Decorah, Iowa.

She graduated from Decorah High in 1983 where she was a member of the DECCA and FFA.

Cathy was united in marriage with Todd Scheidel on March 28, 1987 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Decorah, Iowa. Two children were born to this union, Jason and Jordan.

Cathy worked at McDonalds in Decorah for 13 years, Country Inn and Suites in Decorah as head of housing keeping for three years, Wal-Mart in Decorah as a Deli-Manager for 12 years and Quillins in West Union, as Deli-Manager for four years.

Thu
26
Jan

Richard Schmelzer

Richard Schmelzer

 

 

Richard Dale Schmelzer, 86, of Oelwein passed away on Saturday January 21, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Oelwein. 

Visitation was set for 4-7 PM on Tuesday January 24, 2017 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein, where there was to be a Parish Scripture Service at 6:30 PM and Military Honors at 6:45 PM led by the American Legion Ross Reid Post #9 and VFW post 1725 of Oelwein. There will also be visitation from 9:30-10:30 AM on Wednesday January 25, 2017 at the funeral home.

Mass of Christian Burial is being held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday January 25, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein with Father Paul McManus and Deacon Jim Patera officiating. 

Burial will be in Hawkeye Cemetery at Hawkeye. 

A memorial fund has been established in Richard’s name. 

For condolences, please visit www.geilenfeldfh.com

Thu
26
Jan

Doris Miller

Doris Miller

 

 

Doris A. Miller, 68, of West Union, Iowa passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017 at her home in rural West Union, Iowa. 

Doris Ann, the daughter of Martin and Irene (Tinderholt) Oakland, was born January 15, 1949 in Decorah, Iowa.

She was baptized at the Stavanger Lutheran Church, rural Ossian, Iowa and confirmed at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Eldorado, Iowa.

Doris graduated from North High School in 1967.

She was united in marriage with Joseph Dullard and later divorced. 

She was then united in marriage with John Miller in St. Lucas, Iowa. 

Doris and John lived in Colorado for many years.  Doris was a clerk at a 7-11 in Golden, Colorado for 17 years and was a caterer for a Holiday Inn for three years.

Thu
19
Jan

Dean Lee Monroe

Dean Lee Monroe

 

 

 

Dean Lee Monroe, 70, of Castalia, Iowa died Monday, January 9, 2017 at his home in Castalia, Iowa.  Dean was born on December 27, 1946 in Decorah, Iowa to Merle and Juanita (Preuss) Monroe.  He was baptized on January 19, 1947  ,confirmed on March 26, 1961 and on October 18th ,1969 was united in marriage to Becky Kramme, all of which took place at the Zion Lutheran Church in Castalia.  

   

Thu
19
Jan

Arthur Tangen

Arthur Tangen

 

 

 

                  Arthur Tangen, 85, of Ossian, Iowa passed away Monday, January 9, 2017 at the Gundersen Palmer Health Center in West Union, Iowa.  Arthur Olaf, the son of Carl and Agnes (Oakland) Tangen, was born March 11, 1931 in Decorah, Iowa.  He graduated from Ossian High School in 1950.  Arthur was united in marriage to Marlene Soeder on September 21, 1957.

 

                   Art is survived by three daughters, Mary Peterson of Manchester; Lynn Tangen of Cedar Rapids; and Joy Tangen of Cedar Rapids; four grandsons, Zach, Ben, James, and Jacob; sister, Carol (Jared) Hills of Cedar Rapids, niece, Kari (Colin) Dirks and family, and nephew, Paul (Cindy) Hills and family. 

                 

Wed
18
Jan

Susan Nagle

Susan Nagle

 

 

Susan K. Nagle, 65, of Wadena, died Saturday evening, January 14, 2017, at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 19, 2017, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Volga with Rev. John Haugen officiating.

Interment will follow at Wadena Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 18th at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Fayette and for one hour preceding services at the church on Thursday. A Rosary will be recited at 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made in her name to the Wadena Public Library.

Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com.

Susan Kay, daughter of Roy and Donna Hultman Green, was born July 19, 1951, at Fergus Falls, Minnesota.

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