Obituaries

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Darrell Austin

Darrell Austin

 

 Darrell Austin, 81,  of West Union passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 18.

A visitation and lunch will be held on Saturday, March 14, from  11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church in West Union.

 
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Bradley Tempel

  Bradley Tempel

 

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 7, from 1-3 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in West Union for Bradley Joe Tempel, 57, of West Union.

 Bradley died on February 15. He was the son of Ron and Deloris Tempel and was a 1981 graduate of North High School.

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Eleanor Maas

Eleanor Maas

 

 Eleanor “Ellie” Theresa Maas, 78, of Lamont, Iowa entered into her eternal rest on Monday, February 17, 2020 at Allen Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa.

     Memorial Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 21, 2020 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Strawberry Point with Rev. John Haugen officiating. 

Visitration was held from 4 until 7:30 p.m.  on Thursday and for one hour before the service on Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Strawberry Point.

Parish Scripture Service:  7:30 P.M. on Thursday at the church.

Final Resting Place: St. Albert Cemetery, Lamont, Iowa.

     The Fawcett-Schmitz Funeral Homes of Winthrop is assisting the family with arrangements. Online at www.fawcettsfuneralhome.com under obituaries. 

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Travis Cooley

Travis Cooley

 

Travis Cooley, 41, of Hawkeye, Iowa,  died Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital, West Union, Iowa.  He was born March 20, 1978 to Ronald and Cheri (Holtberg) Cooley in West Union, Iowa. Travis was baptized at Zion Lutheran in West Union, Iowa and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran in Hawkeye, Iowa. He graduated from North Fayette High School in 1996 and attended NICC in Calmar for Welding and Hawkeye Community College for Automotive Technology.

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Andrew Jones

Andrew Jones

 

     Andrew “Andy” James Jones, 44, of Hawkeye, Iowa died Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital in West Union, Iowa.  Andrew James was born July 22, 1975 to Leo James and Linda (Thompson) Jones in Waterloo, Iowa. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Hawkeye, Iowa. He graduated from North Fayette High School in 1994.

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Feb

Craig Mundt

Craig Mundt

 

Craig Henry Mundt, age 70 of Ossian, died peacefully, surrounded by family, on Thursday, February 13, 2020, at his home. A Celebration of his Life will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Zion Lutheran Church in Castalia, Iowa. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 21, 2020 at the church from 4 to 8 p.m. and 1 hour before the service on Saturday. 

Craig was born September 27, 1949, in Decorah, Iowa, the son of Leslie and Leora (Bloxham) Mundt. Craig graduated from South Winneshiek High School in 1967. He then attended NIACC in Mason City, Iowa. He was united in marriage to Linda Martie on December 7, 1973 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Castalia, Iowa.

Craig and Linda farmed with his parents on the family farm for 22 years at which time he went on to work at Camcar - Stanley Black and Decker for another 22 years. Craig then became ill with esophageal cancer, which he has battled for the last 4 1/2 years.

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Margaret Halverson

Margaret Halverson

 

Margaret E. Halverson, 87, of Waukon, IA, died Wednesday, February 12th, 2020, at Good Samaritan Society in Waukon. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 18th, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon with Pastor Bryan Robertson officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Sterling Lutheran Cemetery, Mt. Sterling, WI. Friends could call from 4-7 p.m. Monday at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

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12
Feb

Johanna Amundsen

Johanna Amundson

 

Johanna H. Anderson Amundson died peacefully early on February 4, 2020 at the Good Samaritan Center in West Union, IA just 10 days before her 91stbirthday. 

 

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Feb

Richard Bishop

Richard Bishop

 

Richard Allen Bishop, Randalia, Iowa, passed away in the early morning hours on Friday, January 3, 2020 at the age of 68 at his winter residence in Florida. Richard (Rich) was born on December 10, 1951 in Atlantic, Iowa to parents Richard Bishop, Sr. and Lois Jean (Juhl) Bishop. He graduated from Griswold High School in 1970 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Buena Vista College in 1974. He had a long career working in the agricultural field as a grain merchandiser, broker, and manager. He met his wife, Bonnie (Anderson) Bishop while attending Buena Vista College and they were united in marriage on June 14, 1975. On June 17, 1977, they were blessed with identical twin daughters, Jennifer and Jessica.

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Merle Lahey

Merle Lahey

 

Merle Joseph Lahey of West Union, IA died on February 6, 2020.  

He was born on October 21, 1938 in Dubuque County to Cyril and Mary (Kiernan) Lahey.  Merle was united in marriage to Eileen (Leick) on September 28, 1957.  Four children were born to this union.    

He is survived by his wife, Eileen; daughter Sue (Kevin) Brockway of West Union, IA, son Steve “JJ” Lahey of West Union, IA, daughter Michelle (Mike) Gonzales of Salt Lake City, Utah and daughter Jill Krambeer of West Union, IA; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; brothers Jim (Phyllis) Lahey, Tom Lahey, and Dan (Cathy) Lahey; sisters Mary Ellen (Bill) White and Margie Skahill; step sister Karen (Kevin) White; step brother Merle Koltes; and step mother Alberta “Babe” Lahey.  

Merle was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Stephanie Brockway.  

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