Obituaries

Wed
08
Jan

Betty Lou Ott

Betty Lou Ott

 

Betty L. Ott, 78, of Fayette, died Sunday, January 5, 2020, at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette, with her four daughters at her side.

Wed
08
Jan

Arthur Moellers

Arthur Moellers

 

Arthur F. Moellers, 90, of Fayette died Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Ennoble Skilled Nursing and Rehab in Dubuque.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 9, 2020, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fayette with Rev. Don Komboh celebrating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery, rural Fayette. Visitation will be held from 4 until 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 8, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fayette and for one hour preceding the mass on Thursday. There will be a rosary recited at 3:45 p.m. and a time for sharing memories at 6:30 p.m.., both on Wednesday at the church. Memorials may be made to the family for later designation. Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Fayette is assisting Arthur’s family. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com.  

 
Wed
08
Jan

Miriam Golay

Miriam Golay

 

Betty L. Ott, 78, of Fayette, died Sunday, January 5, 2020, at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette, with her four daughters at her side.

Thu
26
Dec

Joyce Nuss

Joyce Nuss

 

Joyce J. Nuss, 83, of Tripoli, died Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at Tripoli Nursing & Rehab, following a recent cancer diagnosis.

Thu
26
Dec

Verna Medberry

Verna Medberry

 

 

     Verna Anna Medberry, 96, of West Union, Iowa, formerly of Volga and Elgin, Iowa passed away on Thursday, December 19, 2019, due to natural causes. Verna was born October 1, 1923, the daughter of Henry W. and Sabina Gross at her family’s Eldorado, Iowa farm home.  She attended Dover Number 2 School in Eldorado until she entered West Union High School.  She continued her post-secondary education at Cedar Rapids Business College and upon graduation 1942 was employed at 1st National Bank, West Union, Iowa until her marriage to Glen Medberry August 14, 1949.  They farmed north of Volga, Iowa until retiring to Elgin, Iowa.  Glen passed away Feb. 10, 2014.  Verna resided at Stoney Brook Village, West Union, Iowa the past five years.

Wed
18
Dec

Lawrence Schneider

Lawrence Schneider

 

Lawrence LaVerne Schneider, 72, of West Union, Iowa died Saturday, December 7, 2019 at his home in West Union, Iowa.  Lawrence was born November 10, 1947 to LaVerne and LaVilia (Learn) Schneider in Postville, Iowa.

Lawrence was united in marriage with Marie Sauerbrei on September 23, 1972. Throughout the years, Lawrence worked at Dessel’s Furniture and retired from Agri Processors. He was a member of Experiment Aircraft Association and was building an ultralight. He enjoyed doing wood carving, attending weekly carving meetings in Monona and having coffee with friends at various places.

Wed
18
Dec

Larry Scott

Larry Scott

 

Larry David Scott, 79, died Friday, November 29th in Sierra Vista, AZ.

Larry was born December 24 1939 in West Union, Iowa, the son of J. Donald and Clara Scott.  Larry attended the University of Iowa, playing clarinet in the Hawkeye Marching Band and earning a degree in business administration.  After graduation, Larry moved to Chicago where he worked in medical sales and later relocated to Arizona, working as an accountant for the City of Phoenix.  Larry was an avid bridge player and appreciated the beautiful desert landscape of Arizona.  He enjoyed returning to Iowa each summer to see friends and family, visit the West Union area, and have dinner at the Ox Yoke Inn in Amana, always calling ahead to request a slice of rhubarb meringue pie.

Wed
18
Dec

Leslie Guyer

Leslie Guyer

 

Leslie Richard Guyer, 75, of Elgin, Iowa died Monday, December 9, 2019 at his home in rural Elgin, Iowa.  Leslie was born on March 20, 1944 to Victor Millard and Jennie Caroline (Wolfs) Guyer in Postville, Iowa. He was baptized on May 7, 1944 and confirmed on October 15, 1959. Leslie grew up on the family farm south of Clermont, Iowa. He attended country school through the 4th grade, and later attended Valley of Elgin, where he graduated in 1962. Leslie was drafted into the United States Army on April of 1965, on a two-year tour spending one year in Vietnam. He was very proud to serve his country.

Wed
18
Dec

Alan Steinlage

Alan Steinlage

 

Alan John Steinlage age 73 of Ionia, IA passed on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at the Iowa City VA Health Care System surrounded by family and friends. 

Friends may greet the family from 4 - 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 19th at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home and Crematory in New Hampton, IA where there will be a 7 p.m. Scripture Service.  Online condolences for Alan's family may be left at hugebackfuneralhome.com 641-394-4334

A Memorial Mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 20, 2019, at St. Luke's Catholic Church in St. Lucas, IA. 

Alan John was born February 25, 1946, to Al and Anne (Neusch) Steinlage in West Union, IA the third of eight children - seven beloved boys and the youngest a girl being Alan's favorite sister. 

Alan grew up on the family dairy farm just south of St. Lucas, IA. where he learned the value of hard work, love of family and began to develop his great faith. 

Wed
11
Dec

Robert Hackett

Robert Hackett

 

Robert G. “Bob” Hackett, 85, of Salem, IA, passed away Monday, December 2, 2019, at Sunrise Terrace Care Center in Winfield.

Family greeted friends Sunday, December 8, 2019, from 2–4 p.m. at Olson~Powell Memorial Chapel. A Memorial Service was held Monday, December 9, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Faith Christian Outreach Church with Pastor Gary Van Nyhuis officiating. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery. Gifts of love and friendship may be given to the Bob Hackett Memorial to be designated at a later time.  Online condolences can be directed to www.olsonpowell.com.

Born April 29, 1934, in Fayette, IA, Robert Gordon was the son of Gordon Rile and Bernice (Older) Hackett.  He was a graduate of Fayette High School.  On January 28, 1956, Bob married Fran Irene Erue in Fayette, IA.         

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