Obituaries

Wed
06
Jan

Alice Kauten

Alice Kauten

 

 

Alice Katherine Kauten, 73 years old, of Jesup, IA, died Monday, December 28, 2020, at MercyOne – Waterloo Medical Center, in Waterloo, IA, due to complications from Covid-19.

  Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 2, 2021, at St. Athanasius Catholic Church, Jesup, with burial to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Oelwein, IA. The service were live streamed, with access from the church website. Visitation was 9 – 11 a.m., Saturday, at the church.

  Memorials may be directed to the church as well as to the family to be given to multiple organizations.

Wed
06
Jan

Steven Wander

Steven Wander

 

Steven Gary Wander, 70, of Elgin, Iowa died December 26, 2020 at his home in Elgin, Iowa. He was born October 18, 1950 to Jacob and Bertha (Tinderholt) Wander at Postville Community Hospital. Steve attended Clermont Elgin School and later moved with his father to Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin where he graduated high school. Steve continued his education, earning a four-year degree from Upper Iowa in education and business.

Wed
30
Dec

Luke Kuennen

Luke Kuennen

 

Luke Kuennen, 94, of Oelwein passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on Tuesday December 22, 2020 at Arlington Place Assisted Living in Oelwein.  Visitation will be private.  A public Mass of Christian Burial was held today, Wednesday, December 30, 2020, 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein with Fr. Ray Atwood officiating.  Those in attendance were required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.  Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Oelwein with Military Honors by the Maynard American Legion Honor Guard.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.  For condolences, please visit www.geilenfeldfh.com.

Wed
30
Dec

William Larick

William Larick

 

William (Bill) Alfred Larick was born on September 26th, 1953 in West Union, Iowa to Gertrude (Nolan) and Kenneth Larick.  He passed November 30, 2020 unexpectedly in Anchorage, Alaska surrounded by his family.  Bill proudly attended the University of Iowa (Go Hawkeyes!) studying business administration.  He was introduced to Alaska by his uncles during his junior year of college and permanently moved there after graduation.  

Wed
30
Dec

Laura Westendorf

Laura Westendorf

 

Laura Ida Westendorf, 102, of Alpha, died Monday, December 21, 2020, at Ossian Senior Hospice, in Ossian.

Wed
30
Dec

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson

 

Paul Peter Johnson, age 83 of Brookings, passed away peacefully on December 24, 2020 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, surrounded by his loving family following a courageous battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Visitation without the family present will be from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 31, 2020, at Eidsness Funeral Home.  Masks are recommended. A private funeral for immediate family will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, January 1, 2020, at Eidsness Funeral Home with burial to follow at the East Hendricks Cemetery in Hendricks, MN.  The funeral will be live-streamed on www.eidsnessfuneralhome.com under Paul’s obituary.

Wed
30
Dec

David Leichter

David Reichter

 

     David Bruce Reichter, 77, of Elkader passed away on December22, 2020, at MercyOne Elkader Medical Center. Dave was born on September 18, 1943, in Fort Dodge, IA, the son of Wendell and Bernice (Keen) Reichter of Goldfield, IA.  

 

Wed
23
Dec

Verdine Keding

Verdine Keding

 

Verdine Marie (Lau) Keding, 88, of Fayette, died Monday, December 14, 2020, at her home. 

Wed
23
Dec

William Cody

William Cody

 

William L. “Bill” Cody, 91, of West Union, Iowa formerly of Nevada, Iowa passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at Good Samaritan Society in West Union, Iowa.

Bill was born on January 15, 1929 to Tony and Elsie May (Osborne) Cody in Ames, Iowa. He grew up in Ames and graduated from Ames High School in 1947. After graduating, he served in the US Air Force for 5 years as a B29 mechanic. He married Martha Joan Sorensen in 1951, they returned to Nevada, Iowa where they lived in the house that he built himself, for 35 years until her death in 1986. He then took early retirement, moved to West Union and purchased a farm. He did extensive remodeling to the house and made it his home. In 1994 Bill married the second love of his life Jacqueline Joy Moon, enjoying retirement in their country home. In April 2019, they both moved to Good Samaritan Society due to health problems and Jackie passed away in November 2019.

Wed
23
Dec

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 Service were held at  2:00 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.

Interment:  Lima Cemetery, rural Fayette, Iowa.

Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Oelwein, is assisting the family.

A Memorial Fund has been established for the Ossian Senior Hospice, 114 Fisher Ave., Ossian, Iowa, 52161 and the Lima Cemetery Association, 16660 Heron Road   Fayette, Iowa 52142.

Condolences may be mailed to:  Julie Bohr, 1208 155th Avenue, Castalia, Iowa 52133.

Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

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