Obituaries

Wed
22
Feb

Louis Seitz

Louis Seitz

 

 

Louis Roy Seitz, 83, of Monona, Iowa, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at the Elkader Care Center in Elkader, Iowa. 

Inurnment will be at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at Farmersburg-Wagner Cemetery, Farmersburg, Iowa.

A Celebration of Life will follow at the Monona Community Center in Monona from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Louis was born April 15, 1933, in Smithfield, Iowa, to Rufus and Sybil (Cowell) Seitz. 

He attended school at Smithfield and at Monona High School. 

In 1952 to 1953, Louis served in the Army, most of which was spent in the Korean War.

In 1957, Louis married Janice Kleppe. They had five children. Janice died in 1974.

In 1977, Louis married Shirley Hauan. 

Wed
15
Feb

Gerald Oyloe

Gerald Oyloe

 

 

 

            Gerald G. Oyloe, 91, of Ossian, Iowa passed away Monday, January 23, 2017 at the Ossian Senior Hospice in Ossian, Iowa.  Gerald Gilbert, the son of Glen and Mabel Rosvold Oyloe, was born October 15, 1925 in Ossian, Iowa.  He graduated from Ossian Public High School in 1944.  Gerald served in the Navy during World War II aboard the U.S.S. Wachapreague.  Gerald was united in marriage with Ruth Kuennen on October 12, 1948 and had one son, Gordon. He operated the Ossian Grain Elevator for many years with his father and also worked for the Iowa Department of Agriculture before retiring in Phoenix, Arizona.

 

Wed
15
Feb

John Pape

John Pape

 

 

John Pape, 78, of Clermont, Iowa died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

John Thomas, the son of George and Matilda (Schmelzer) Pape, was born Jan. 3, 1939 in West Union, Iowa. 

He attended the Union #2 country school, St. Peter’s Parochial School and graduated from Clermont High School in 1956. 

John served with the Army National Guard for several years. 

John farmed the family farm until his retirement in the late 2000’s.

John was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Clermont. 

He enjoyed gardening, reading, mushroom hunting, playing cards, and spending time with his family. He loved animals and had many pets, including dogs, cats, chickens, cows, pigs, and geese.

Wed
15
Feb

Kilian Bodensteiner

Kilian Bodensteiner

 

 

Kilian P. Bodensteiner of St. Lucas, Iowa, age 84, died peacefully at his home on Feb. 7, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church (307 East Main St.) in St. Lucas, IA with Rev. Joseph Hauer and Rev. Kyle Digmann celebrating the Mass. The pall was placed by Kilian’s wife Elaine and his children. Lectors were grandchildren Cara Howe and Zac Reicks. Offertory gifts were presented by Elizabeth Bodensteiner, Emily Ungerer, and Darci (Jirak) Woods. Music was provided by Bob Huinker and the church congregation.

Interment was in St. Luke’s Church Cemetery with his 12 grandsons serving as pallbearers: Ben and Zac Reicks; Clayton and Joey Jirak; Jesse, Shane, and Noah Eichenberger; Adam and Jacob Ungerer; Nick, Ryan, and Alex Bodensteiner.

Wed
15
Feb

Kilian Bodensteiner

Kilian Bodensteiner

 

 

Kilian P. Bodensteiner of St. Lucas, Iowa, age 84, died peacefully at his home on Feb. 7, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church (307 East Main St.) in St. Lucas, IA with Rev. Joseph Hauer and Rev. Kyle Digmann celebrating the Mass. The pall was placed by Kilian’s wife Elaine and his children. Lectors were grandchildren Cara Howe and Zac Reicks. Offertory gifts were presented by Elizabeth Bodensteiner, Emily Ungerer, and Darci (Jirak) Woods. Music was provided by Bob Huinker and the church congregation.

Interment was in St. Luke’s Church Cemetery with his 12 grandsons serving as pallbearers: Ben and Zac Reicks; Clayton and Joey Jirak; Jesse, Shane, and Noah Eichenberger; Adam and Jacob Ungerer; Nick, Ryan, and Alex Bodensteiner.

Wed
15
Feb

Anita Parsons

Anita Parsons

 

 

Anita (Steffens) Parsons, 95, of Eldorado, formerly of Henderson, Nev.) died Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at Good Samaritan Society – West Union.

Services were held Tuesday, Feb. 14, in Eldorado.

See next week’s Union for a complete obituary.

Wed
08
Feb

Marie Frana

Marie Frana

 

 

 

     Marie Frana, age 98, of Decorah, IA, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Wellington Place Nursing Home in Decorah, IA.

Wed
08
Feb

Kent Beiner

Kent Beiner

 

 

Kent D. Beiner, 60, of Dike, Iowa graduated to eternal life on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at the Cedar Valley Hospice House in Waterloo, Iowa. 

Kent Dee Beiner, son of William and Dixie Trees Beiner, was born to this life on November 3, 1956 in Cresco, Iowa. 

He would say his greatest achievement was raising his beautiful daughter, Brandy Anne Beiner Schott. 

Kent married the love of his life, Ruth Moore, on May 9, 2004. 

He worked for John Deere Inc. for nearly 35 years before retiring in March of 2014. 

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) took away his employment and many of his favorite activities. It eventually took his life but while he lived with the disease, he did so with amazing grace and dignity.

Wed
08
Feb

Kenneth Lauer

Kenneth Lauer

 

 

Kenneth Harold Lauer, 84, of Cedar Rapids, was called home Thursday, February 2, 2017 following a short stay at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids surrounded by his loving family.

His funeral service was held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids.

A celebration of his life took place from 5:00 - 8:00 PM Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories Stateroom.

He will be laid to rest at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.

Ken was born to Harold and Evelyn Lauer in their home in Eldorado, Iowa on February 4, 1932.

He was united in marriage to the love of his life, Patricia Graessle, on June 5, 1955. Their union was blessed with two sons, Scott and Brian.

Ken’s happiest moments were times spent with the family he treasured so much.

Ken retired in 2007 after 40 years at Kirkwood Community College as a Financial Aid Officer.

Wed
08
Feb

John Nelson

John Nelson

 

 

John William Nelson, 75 of Elkader, Iowa passed away Thursday, February 2, 2017 at the Elkader Hospital.

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home is handling cremation arrangements.

Interment will occur at a later date. 

John William Nelson was born on March 1, 1941, to Millard Nelson, Sr. and Myrtle (Moon) Nelson in Clermont. 

He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at West Clermont Lutheran Church.

During high school John made his mark as an athlete in both football and basketball, and as a thespian active on the speech team and in plays. He served as president of his junior class and was a member of National Honor Society. John graduated from Valley High School, Elgin, in 1959. 

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