Obituaries

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26
Jan

Jason Dietz

Jason Dietz

 

Jason T. Dietz, age 48, of Elma, IA, formerly of Lime Springs, IA passed away on Monday, January 10, 2022 at Howard County Regional Health in Cresco, IA.

A memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma, IA. 

There will be a one-hour visitation at the funeral home prior to the memorial service on Saturday.  

 
Wed
26
Jan

Kenneth Gerleman, Sr.

Kenneth Gerleman, Sr.

 

Kenneth Eugene “Boyla” Gerleman, Sr. 61, of West Union, Iowa died Thursday, January 20, 2022 at his home in West Union, Iowa.  Kenneth was born April 2, 1960 to Eugene and Joanne (Kupka) Gerleman in Decorah, Iowa. He graduated from Turkey Valley High School in 1978.

On September 7, 1985 Kenny was united in marriage with Lisa Meyer. Three daughters were born to this union. They later divorced. Kenny was united in marriage with Ann Pape on May 9, 1998. One son was born to this union. Ann passed away October 8, 2005. Kenny worked for H & H Distributing for many years, Dessel-Roach Carpeting and Crystal Distribution, retiring in 2020. 

Wed
26
Jan

Jeff Schott

Jeff Schott

 

Jeff Schott, 61, of Cedar Falls, died unexpectedly, Monday, January 17, 2022, at MercyOne Hospital in Waterloo.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 22, 2022, at Becker & Son Funeral Home in Sumner with Rev. Brian Boehmler officiating. Burial followed at Alpha Cemetery, rural Alpha. Visitation was held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, January 21stat Becker & Son Funeral Home in Sumner and for one hour preceding services at the funeral home on Saturday. Memorials may be made to the family for later designation. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com

Wed
26
Jan

Pamela Van Horn

Pamela Van Horn

 

Pamela Kae Van Horn of West Union IA, age 62 born 7-21-59, left us all too suddenly and soon on Jan. 16th 2022. Even though health complications took her away from this world, her loving heart left a beacon of light for all whom she knew. 

Pamela is survived by her brother Martin Allan Van Horn, daughters Carrie Ann Williams of West Union IA, CaSandra Kae (Williams) Olson of Waukon IA, sons Curtis Allan Williams of West Union IA, and Cody Lynn Williams of Danville IA. She also left behind 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren that were every bit her pride and joy. 

Pam is fiercely loved and will be missed by all whom had the privilege to know her. 

Pamela was preceded in death by her parents Richard Harm Van Horn and Kay Francis (Buchan) Van Horn, her siblings David Lynn Van Horn, Michael Jay Van Horn Sr., and Kay Marie Van Horn, her nephew David Lynn Van Horn Jr.

Wed
19
Jan

Carole Dutcher

Carole Dutcher

 

Cedar Falls – Sue Dutcher, 72, passed away at the Shell Rock Health Care Center, Shell Rock on  November 18, 2021.

Carole was born at the Gundersen Palmer Hospital, West Union on September 17th, 1949, the third child to Clifford Bailey Boehmler and Barbara Elizabeth (Niles) Boehmler.

Sue grew up on the family’s 160-acre farm in rural Hawkeye, Iowa. Sue enjoyed the cats and dogs, tolerated the pigs, and disliked the twice a day of milking 40+ cows.

Sue attended a one room school in Hawkeye through the 3rd grade, then attended the new elementary school in Hawkeye. She was bussed to high school in West Union. After graduating high school, she attended the State College of Iowa, Kansas State University, and then University of Northern Iowa, graduating with her BA in 2004.

Wed
19
Jan

Nell Preuss

Nell Preuss

 

Nell Regina Preuss, 89, of Castalia, Iowa died Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at Copper Creek in West Union, Iowa. Nell was born April 28, 1932 to Joseph and Theresa (Schaefers) Wille in Garnavillo, Iowa. She graduated from Garnavillo Catholic School in 1950 and went to work as a telephone operator.

On September 8, 1952, Nell was united in marriage with Harold Preuss in Postville, Iowa. Eleven children were born to this union. Nell loved farming with her husband and was a wonderful mother. She enjoyed reading and spending time with her grandchildren. Nell was a member of St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Postville, Iowa.

Wed
19
Jan

Betty Benter

Betty Benter

 

Betty L. Benter, 88, of Oelwein, Iowa, died peacefully with her family by her side on Friday morning, January 14, 2022, at Grandview Healthcare Center, Oelwein.

Private Family Funeral Service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, Oelwein.  

Public Visitation:   5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Oelwein.

Interment:  Hawkeye Cemetery, Hawkeye, Iowa.

A Memorial Fund has been established.

Condolences may be directed to:  805 5th Street SE, Oelwein, Iowa  50662.

Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

Due to the health concerns of several family members, social distancing and masks are required at the visitation and funeral.

Wed
19
Jan

Donald Gurnett

Donald Gurnett

 

Donald Alfred Gurnett, 81, of Iowa City, Iowa passed away on January 13, 2022 at The Bird House Hospice Home of Johnson County surrounded by family, after a short illness. A celebration of life will be held later due to Covid-19.

Wed
19
Jan

Joshua Moore

Joshua Moore

 

Joshua Jerome Moore, 39, of rural Strawberry Point, died Saturday, January 8, 2022, following injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was born January 11, 1982, in West Union, to Gene Moore and Julie Torkelson.

Joshua attended Valley Community Schools. He drove as a company driver for Crawford Transport. A few years later, he attended Iowa Lakes Community College, specializing in the wind energy program, and worked in that field for 10 years. He then became/owner/operator traveling to many areas of the U.S., first leasing on with Crawford Transport, and in the past year with Mihm Brothers.

He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. His nieces and nephews were the light of his life; he rarely missed a birthday party. Joshua was involved in many outdoor activities: deer hunting, fishing, canoeing and boating on the Mississippi, just to name a few.

Wed
19
Jan

Gary Gibbs

Gary Gibbs

 

Gary Gibbs, 62, of Independence (formerly of West Union) died January 8, 2022 of kidney cancer. 

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Carol (Hoglan) and three sons. 

Celebration of Life will be Saturday, January 29th from 2-4 p.m. at the Rustic Chic Event Center in West Union. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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