Obituaries

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Cletus Bouska

Cletus Bouska

 

Cletus Martin Bouska, of Waucoma, passed away on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, on the family farm surrounded by his loving family. A visitation will be on April 25, 2021 from 2-6 p.m. at the Waucoma Event Center in Waucoma, Iowa. The funeral service will be held on Monday, April 26, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Lawler, Iowa.

One in a million, God-fearing, fun-loving Cletus Martin Bouska was born on March 23, 1940, on the same family farm where he passed. He was the eleventh and youngest child of Julius “Mike” Bouska and Mayme (Schlichte) Bouska. Loved and cherished from the moment of his birth, Cletus’s quick wit and love for a good prank endeared him to all he met. He received his education at Alpha School, graduating in 1957, the last class to graduate from Alpha. 

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Mary Buenzow

Mary Buenzow

 

Mary Eileen Buenzow, age 66 of Waseca died on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at her home following a nine year courageous fight with cancer.

  Born on April 7, 1955 in Dubuque, Iowa, she was the daughter of Merlin and Marjorie (Quinn) Dunt.   She attended Holy Name Catholic School in West Union before graduating from North High School in 1973.    Mary went on to attend Humboldt Airline School in Minneapolis and began working for Northwest Orient Airlines.   On June 5, 1976, Mary was united in marriage to Steven Buenzow.  They moved to Waseca where they were blessed with 24 years of marriage and three children before their divorce in 1998.

Over the years, Mary was employed at the Waseca Clinic and did home daycare before she began her career at the City of Waseca in 1987. She took pride in her role as City Clerk. She loved her job and co-workers and had many great memories of those years.  She retired as City Clerk in 2018.

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Apr

Dean Rueber

Dean Rueber

 

 

Dean L. Rueber, 78, of Westgate, Iowa died peacefully on Tuesday morning, April 13, 2021 at his lifelong home with his family by his side.

Funeral Service were held at  10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 17, 2021 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Maynard, Iowa with Rev. Dennis Frank officiating.

Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 16, 2021 at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Maynard and for one hour before the service at the church on Saturday.

Interment was in the Murphy-Greenwood Cemetery, rural Westgate.

A Memorial Fund has been established.

Condolences may be mailed to Kay Rueber, 21015 100th Street, Westgate, Iowa 50681.

Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

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Dale Nienhaus

Dale Nienhaus

 

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Karen Olson

Karen Olson

 

Karen E. Olson, 58, of Des Moines, Iowa, passed away Sunday, April 4, 2021 at MercyOne Medical Center in Des Moines.  Memorial services for Karen will take place at a later time.

Karen was born March 21, 1963 in New Hampton, Iowa, to Herbert and Betty (DeSloover) Tillman.  She attained her Bachelor’s Degree and worked as an underwriter for a majority of her life.  Karen was united in marriage to Eric Olson. They had two daughters, Amy and Alicia.

Karen was a very good listener, always being there for her friends and family in times of need. She will be remembered for her twinkling blue eyes and mischievous side, laughing as she made jokes.

Karen will be missed my many. Including her husband, Eric Olson, daughters: Alicia and Amy Olson; grandchildren: sisters: Katherine Donath, Virginia (Robert) Witt, Marla (David) Pleggenkuhle and Bonnie Wessels and brother, David (Marcia) Tillman.  

Wed
14
Apr

Roger Pagel

Roger Pagel

 

Roger C. Pagel, 71, of Sumner, died Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, April 15, 2021, at Union United Methodist Church, rural Sumner with Rev. Julie Ahrens officiating. The funeral service will be livestreamed on Becker-Milnes & Rettig Facebook Page. Burial will follow at the Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 14, from 4 to 7 P.M. at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner and for one hour preceding services at the Church on Thursday. Memorials may be made in Roger’s name to the Fayette County Fair or Maple Crest Manor in Fayette. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com 

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Apr

Janet Nihart

Janet Nihart

 

On April 8th, 2021, Janet Lee Roberts Nihart, loving wife and mother of one child, passed away at the age of 60 after a seven-year battle with cancer.

  Janet was born February 18th, 1961 in Newton, IA to William and Madonna (Steen) Roberts.  She graduated from Newton High School in 1979, attended college at UNI and finished her education at AIB before joining Huney- Vaughn Court Reporters.  She later worked as an Editorial Assistant at Meredith Corporation and then decided to become a stay-at-home Mom.  Janet married Dean Nihart on 9/12/87 and on 4/27/96 their daughter Amy was born. 

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Apr

Russell Guyer

Russell Guyer

 

 

Russell (Russ) C. Guyer, 74 of West Union, IA, peacefully departed this life on March 8, 2021, at Mission Regional Medical Center in Mission, Texas. He was born December 29, 1946, to the late Jesse and Opal (Hull) Guyer. He was the youngest of five siblings. He married Carol Welzel and together they had five children: Cheryl, Jay, Linda, Jackie, and Stacy.   

He attended North High School as a freshman and sophomore and received his GED later in life. He received the Rite of Confirmation with St. Olaf Lutheran Church in 1961.

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Apr

Carter Cannon

Carter Cannon

 

Carter J. Cannon, 18, of Hawkeye, died tragically Saturday, April 3, 2021, rural Sumner, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  

Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, April 16, 2021, at the Arlington Community Event Center with Rev. Ginny Olson officiating. A celebration of life will follow the memorial service at the Event Center from 3 to 8 p.m. A memorial fund in Carter's name has been established at Farmers Savings Bank in Strawberry Point; address, 130 W. Mission St., Strawberry Point, IA 52706. Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye is assisting Carter’s family. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com

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Nancy Menzel

Nancy Menzel

 

Nancy Ann (Krein) Menzel, 76, of Gainesville, FL, passed away in her home on March 24, 2021. She was born to parents Rev. Gideon and Dorothy Krein, on July 12, 1944, in Superior, WI. Nancy went to Monticello High School in Monticello, IA, and then to the University of Dubuque in Dubuque, IA, graduating in 1966.  

Nancy met her husband, Richard (Dick) Menzel, while she was in college and he was at Dubuque Theological Seminary, and they were married on June 30, 1968, in Dubuque, IA. Together they raised two children, Melinda (Mindy) and Matthew (Matt). 

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