Obituaries

Wed
28
Oct

Paul Suhr

Paul Suhr

 

Paul L. Suhr, 80, of Arlington, Iowa died Wednesday afternoon, October 21, 2020 at Grandview Healthcare Center in Oelwein, Iowa.

A private family visitation and funeral service will be held at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein with Pastor Clark Baldwin officiating.

Interment: Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, rural Oelwein.

Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

Wed
28
Oct

Doris Saboe

Doris Saboe

 

Doris Saboe, 92, of West Union, Iowa died Sunday, October 18, 2020 at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette, Iowa. Doris Elene Saboe was born at home on February 10, 1928 on the farm she grew up on near the Turkey River north of West Union, Fayette County Iowa.  Doris was the youngest of seven children, Mayme, Palmer, Agnes, Alvin, Marvin and Clarion, born to Peter and Laura (Kleppe) Helgerson.  

 

Doris was baptized on March 11,1928 and confirmed on September 7, 1941 at the First Lutheran Church on the Ossian blacktop where she remained a member until she was united in marriage to Arnold C. (Sam) Saboe on June 18, 1946. She then joined St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Eldorado and lived to become the oldest living member.  To them were born three daughters and one son, Ardys Diane, Marcia Ann, Dorene Kay and Leslie Arnold, who died in infancy.

 

Wed
28
Oct

Reuben Steffens

Reuben Steffens

 

Reuben Henry Steffens, 96, of Clermont passed away peacefully on October 19, 2020, with his children by his side at the Ossian Senior Hospice where he had been residing since March 12, 2020.

     Reuben was born on the family farm near Eldorado, Iowa, October 2, 1924, to Edward and Frieda (Vagts) Steffens. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Peters Lutheran Church, Eldorado. Reuben began his education in a rural school, Dover #4, and graduated from the West Union High School in 1942. 

Wed
28
Oct

John Juen

John Juen

 

John Joseph William Juen, 60, of Elgin, Iowa died Sunday, October 18, 2020, due to heart complications, surrounded by family. John was born November 5, 1959 in Decorah, Iowa, the beloved son of William and Helen (Gerleman) Juen.

     John worked as a Body Man, repairing the exterior of vehicles and aligning frames. He started at Rapids Chevrolet in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Falb Motor Co. in Elgin, Iowa and Wilbur Ford, West Union, Iowa. 

Wed
28
Oct

Jean Ostert

Jean Ostert

 

Jean Shirley Ostert, 84, of West Union, Iowa passed peacefully into the arms of her lord on Thursday, October 22, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.

Jean Shirley Overhouse was born on December 30, 1935 in Maneek near Castalia, Iowa to Burt A. Overhouse and Mabel C. Reckward. She was baptized October 16, 1938 at Glenwood Lutheran Church- near Decorah, Iowa. She was confirmed April 10, 1949 at St. Peter’s Lutheran church in Dubuque, Iowa. 

She lived on farms in the Decorah, Waukon, Postville, and Rossville areas until moving to Dubuque in 1946. Jean attended country schools, then the elementary schools of Prescott and Fulton-Jefferson Jr. High and then Dubuque Senior High School, graduating in June of 1954. While living there, she worked in the film library of the Board of Education, was a maid, did general cleaning, waitress, cashier and book keeper for a clothing store.

Wed
21
Oct

Jamey Burns

Jamey Burns

 

Jamey “Curly” “Putts” Burns, 48, of rural Hawkeye, died Sunday, October 11, 2020, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin, after a sudden illness. 

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, October 18, 2020, starting at 3:00 PM at the Hawkeye Community Hall. Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye is assisting the family.

 

Wed
21
Oct

Ella Pitz

Ella Pitz

 

Ella M. (Kloft) Pitz, 87, of LaMotte, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2020.  Funeral Mass will be 10:30 am, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Otter Creek.  Visitation was 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Hachmann-Mier Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Bellevue.  Additional visitation will begin one hour prior to Mass on Wednesday at the Church.  Burial will be in Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery in LaMotte.

Funeral Mass will be live streamed on the Hachmann Funeral Home Facebook Page.

It is required to utilize masks and respect social distancing during the visitation at the funeral home and at the funeral mass due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Wed
21
Oct

Gilbert Winter

Gilbert Winter

 

Gilbert A. Winter age 84 of New Hampton, IA, formerly of Waucoma, died Saturday, October 10, 2020, at the New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of natural causes. 

A private family Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, at St. Mary’s Catholic church, Waucoma, with Rev. Nick Radloff celebrating the Mass. 

Public graveside services were held at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, October 17, 2020, at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Waucoma. 

Arrangements are entrusted with Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory in Waucoma. 

Gilbert was born July 22, 1936, in New Hampton, IA, the son of Edward and Elizabeth (Nolte) Winter, and along with his older brother, he grew up on the family’s farm, where both Winter boys helped their father with chores. 

Gilbert began his education at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Waucoma and then transferred to Waucoma High School, where he was the president of the Class of 1954. 

Wed
14
Oct

Jamey "Curly" Burns

Jamey "Curley" Burns

 

Jamey “Curly” Burns, 48, of rural Hawkeye, died Sunday, October 11, 2020, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin, after a sudden illness. Arrangements are pending with Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye. Please call 563-578-3451 or check www.beckermilnesrettig.com for further details.

 
Wed
14
Oct

Robert Cole

Robert Cole

 

Robert “Bob” Cole, 78, of Oelwein, Iowa died Monday morning, October 5, 2020 at MercyOne Medical Center in Waterloo, Iowa.

A private family memorial service was held at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein.

A Public Celebration of Life was held 2 – 5 p.m. Sunday, October 11, 2020 at the Jamison-Schmitz funeral Home in Oelwein.

Inurnment will be at a later date.

Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

Due to state and federal guidance on gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing will be required.  Those in attendance are encouraged to wear a mask at the funeral home.  We encourage relatives and friends not able to attend the service to reach out to the family by leaving a message on the funeral home web site, by mail, text or phone.  

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