Obituaries

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Marie Swale

Marie Swale

 

Marie Aue Swale, 96, passed away January 3, 2021. 

She was born October 15, 1924 in Washington D.C. to the late Charles and Dorothy Aue. 

She came to Sarasota County in 2014 from West Union, Iowa. 

She had been a member of the United Methodist Church there and also the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary. 

Marie had an amazing talent for drawing, loved to bowl setting numerous records and she had a love for auto racing.

Left to cherish her memory are her son, Thomas Swale and his wife Stephanie of Sarasota; daughter, daughter-in-law, Janis Swale of West Union, Iowa; and grandson, Ryan Swale of Jesup, Iowa. 

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Julius Jones; second husband, Robert Swale; son, David Swale; and daughter, Judith Jones Vint; and a granddaughter, Wendy Marie Swale.

Interment will be at a family cemetery in Iowa. 

Wed
13
Jan

August Bindert

August Bindert

 

August “Augie” D. Bindert, 84, of Hawkeye, died Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette.

Visitation was held from 1  to 4 p.m., Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the family for later designation. Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye is assisting Auggie’s family. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com

August Delmar, son of Fred “Fritz” and Hildegard (Plamp) Bindert was born October 4,1936, in Stickney, South Dakota. He was baptized in the Lutheran Faith in South Dakota and later confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye. Augie received his education in the rural Hawkeye Country Schools and graduated from Hawkeye High School in 1954. 

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13
Jan

John Hoblit

John Hoblit

 

John A Hoblit of West Union died January 1, 2021 at Copper Creek Senior Living Home in West Union. He was born to Ida and Charles Hoblit December 12, 1940, on a farm near Rock Falls, Iowa. He attended school at Rock Falls High School, graduating in 1958.

After graduation from High School, John served in the United States Army from February 1, 1961 to February 1, 1964. He was in France and achieved the rank of Specialist Fifth class.

He attended the University of Iowa and graduated with an accounting and management degree. While attending college, he married Linda Byl of Mason City, Iowa. Upon graduating from the University of Iowa, John secured a position with Interstate Power Company. He worked for them at Mason City, Dubuque, Oelwein and West Union, Iowa, retiring as a manager in 1995 while at West Union, Iowa.

Wed
06
Jan

Edward Bohr Jr.

Edward Bohr Jr.

 

Edward “Ed” Henry Bohr Jr., 83, of Ossian, Iowa died Thursday, December 24, 2020. Ed was born July 10, 1937 to Edward Sr. and Hildegard (Becker) Bohr in Ossian, Iowa. He graduated from St. Francis de Sales High School in Ossian, Iowa. Ed joined and served in the United States Navy from 1956 to 1960.

 

Ed was united in marriage with Jeanette Moen in 1963. Five sons were born to this union. Ed worked construction his entire life, the last 23 years for Gee Grading of Cedar Rapids, Iowa as a Finish Blade Operator. He joined the International Union of Operating Engineers in 1978 and has been a proud member ever since.  Ed retired at age 62 and pursued his passion of working with horses.  Ed always said “Life is good, but better with a horse”. 

 

Wed
06
Jan

Gordon Solheim

Gordon Solheim

 

Gordon Richard Solheim, 91, of Platte, SD passed away Thursday, December 31, 2020 at Platte Health Center Avera. A Prayer Service for family was held at their home in Platte, A Celebration of Life in Platte to be announced. Memorial Services will be held at a later date at Bethany Lutheran Church in Ossian, Iowa with a Committal Service at Bethany Lutheran Church Cemetery. Mount Funeral Home of Platte is assisting with arrangements.

Gordon Richard Solheim was born on June 14, 1929 to Knut and Clara (Thorbjornson) Solheim on the family farm in Castalia, IA where he was also baptized. He was confirmed in 1943 and attended High School. On September 9, 1950 Gordy was united in marriage to Jeanive Halverson at Bethel Lutheran Church in Grand Forks, ND. He continued his education at Lutheran Brethren Bible College in Fergus Falls, MN, graduating in 1955 and going on to complete Seminary in 1957.  

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06
Jan

Judith Buckmaster

Judith Buckmaster

 

Judith A. “Judy” Buckmaster, 80, of Oelwein, Iowa went to her heavenly home on Tuesday afternoon, December 15, 2020 at the Ossian Senior Hospice in Ossian.

Public Graveside Servicewere held 2 p.m. Sunday, December 20, 2020 at Lima Cemetery, rural Fayette, Iowa, with Rev. Josh Schunk officiating.

A Private Family Visitation and Funeral Service will be held.

Wed
06
Jan

Richard Kleppe

Richard Kleppe

 

Richard Kleppe, 84, of Oelwein passed away Saturday January 2, 2021 at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo.  There will not be any services at this time.  A Celebration Of Life will be held at a later date.  The Geilenfeld-Buehner Funeral Home in Oelwein is assisting the family.  For condolences, please visit www.geilenfeldfh.com.

Wed
06
Jan

Rita Baumler

Rita Baumler

 

 

Rita Theresa Baumler, 92, of West Union, Iowa died Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Stoney Brook in West Union, Iowa. She was born June 8, 1928 to Henry and Ida (Blong) Lansing in Ossian, Iowa.

 

Rita was united in marriage with Melvin Baumler on June 19, 1950. To this union seven children were born. Rita was an active member of the Holy Name Rosary Society and Catholic Daughters of America, where she served as grand regent. She spent her life as a homemaker. She enjoyed music, dancing, playing cards, gardening, crocheting and sewing. She sewed many dresses and other clothing throughout the years, including at least one dress for each of her children’s wedding. In later years, she created many beautiful quilts.

 

Wed
06
Jan

Delonace Franks

DeLonace Franks

 

 

Delonace E. “Lonnie” Franks, 73, of Oelwein and formerly of Wadena, Iowa died Tuesday morning, December 29, 2020 at MercyOne Medical Center in Oelwein, Iowa.

Private Funeral Service:  St. John Lutheran Church in Arlington with Pastor Margaret Yackel-Juleen officiating.

Visitation: 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, January 10, 2021 at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein.

Interment: Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, rural Oelwein.

Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

Due to state and federal guidance on gatherings and the recent surge in the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing will be required.  Those in attendance are required to wear a mask.  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.

Wed
06
Jan

Jack Williams

Jack Williams

 

 

Jack R. Williams, 61, of Westgate, Iowa, died on Sunday evening, December 27, 2020 at MercyOne Medical Center in Oelwein, Iowa.

Memorial Service were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 4, 2020 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Westgate with Rev. Herbert C. Mueller, III officiating.

Visitation was from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, January 3, 2020 at the West Central School in Maynard and for one hour before the service at the church on Monday.

Inurnment was at the St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery, Westgate.

Those not able to attend may view the memorial service on the funeral home website after Monday.

Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Maynard is assisting the family.

Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

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