Obituaries

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Steven Niles

Steven Niles

 

 

Steven R. Niles, 70, of Fayette, died unexpectedly Monday, June 5, 2017, at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital in West Union.

 

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 8, 2017, at the Fayette Community Church with Pastor Andy Sayer officiating. Interment will be held at Lima Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday. Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Wednesday, June 7th at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Fayette and for one hour prior to the services at the church on Thursday. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com.

 

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Mary Greetan

Mary Greetan

 

 

Mary Frances Murphy Greetan, 85, passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017 at her home in Carlsbad, N.M.  

A Funeral Mass was held at San Jose Catholic Church in Carlsbad on June 9, 2017, followed by cremation.  

Services were entrusted to West Funeral Home in Carlsbad.   

Mary Frances Murphy Greetan was born on Oct. 9, 1931, on a farm in West Union, Iowa, in Union Township, Fayette County, to parents William and Elizabeth Miller Murphy.  

She was raised and educated in Iowa and graduated from high school in 1949.

Following graduation she worked as a telephone operator for Northwestern Bell Telephone for eight years.

Mary and the love of her life, Donald Greetan, were married Aug. 8, 1957 at Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis, N.M. She followed her husband to new assignments in New Mexico, Texas and Michigan. She raised and cared for their seven children while Don served his country.  

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Roberta Brannon

Roberta Brannon

 

 

Roberta F. Brannon age 98 of Waucoma, IA died Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at New Hampton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Waucoma with Rev. Kyle Digmann presiding. 

The pall will be placed by Roberta's great-grandchildren, Cody Udelhofen, Alli Udelhofen, Josie Nyblom, and Brenna Bodensteiner. 

Lectors for the service are Roberta's grandchildren Greg Bodensteiner, Joe Kerner, Denise Udelhofen, and Carla Christiansen. 

Presenting the offertory gifts will be Jenna Nyblom, Ryan Christiansen, Michael Brannon, Brittney Bodensteiner, and Brady Bodensteiner.

Interment will be held in St. Rose Cemetery, rural Waucoma with Richard Adams, Bob Brannon, Bill Pardee, Hugh Brannon, Bruce Adams, and John Brannon serving as pallbearers.

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14
Jun

Jon Steege

Jon Steege

 

 

Jonathan P. “Jon” Steege, 69, of Maynard, Iowa died Saturday evening, June 10, 2017 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. Thursday, June 15, 2017 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Maynard with Rev. Dennis Frank officiating.

Visitation: 4 to 8 P.M. Wednesday at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Maynard and after 9:30 A.M. Thursday at the church.

Interment: Hope Cemetery, rural Westgate, Iowa.

Memorials may be directed in his name to Living Lands Fellowship Fund with Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation.

Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com.

Jonathan Paul Steege was born May 31, 1948 at Oelwein, Iowa, the son of Victor and Dorothy Lavonne (Thomae) Steege.  

In 1966, he graduated from West Central High School in Maynard.  

Wed
07
Jun

Art Hemesath

Art Hemesath

 

 

Art Hemesath, 93, of Ossian, Iowa died Friday, May 26, 2017 at Ossian Senior Hospice, Ossian, Iowa. 

Art was born Dec. 26, 1923 to Henry and Alvina (Scheidelmantel) Hemesath in Ossian, Iowa. 

He attended DeSales School. 

Art enlisted in the United States Navy in March 1945 and was honorably discharged on Nov. 14, 1946. 

Art was united in marriage with Janet Wallmark, daughter of Cliff and Callista Wallmark on May 21, 1953. Six children were born to this union.

Art was a man of enthusiasm and brought a lot of energy to any business or project he undertook. He owned and operated Art’s Roller Rink for 25 years. A place many lasting friendships and courtships occurred alongside a heck of a lot of fun. He had several smaller businesses, including Art’s Car Wash, Art’s Auction House and Art’s Bulls and Boars. He owned Hemesath Steel Construction Cuckler Building Systems for 19 years.

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07
Jun

Dr. Ronald Abbott

Dr. Ronald Abbott

 

 

Dr. Ronald Abbott, 86, of Randalia died Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital in West Union.

Ronald Thomson was born Nov. 25, 1930 to Sydney and Margaret (McAllister) Abbott in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland.

Ronald is survived by his wife, Virginia Abbott of Randalia, Iowa; seven children, Ronald Abbott of Storrs, Conn., Alexandra Abbott of Fayette, Iowa, David Abbott of Greer, S.C., Philip Abbott of South Bend, Ind., Kathryn Quinn of Washington, D.C., Brian Abbott of Iowa City, Iowa and Margaret Abbott of Seattle, Wash.

Ronald was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.

No services are planned at this time.

Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of West Union, Iowa is assisting the family.

 
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07
Jun

Garry Schott

Garry Schott

 

 

Garry L. Schott, 70, of Eldorado, Iowa passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Gundersen Health Systems in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. 

Garry Lee, the son of Fred and Ruth (Entwisle) Schott, was born Nov. 7, 1946 in West Union, Iowa.  

He was baptized on May 25, 1975 and confirmed on April 5, 1981, with his son Troy at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in West Union.  

He attended school in Clermont, Iowa.  

Garry farmed near Clermont for several years. He mainly worked as a carpenter for Midwest Buildings in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Garry was united in marriage with Kathy Kamaus on Nov. 8, 1964.  To this union three children, Troy, Todd, and Aimee, were born.  Garry and Kathy later divorced.  

Garry was then united with Karolyn Moritz, a union that has lasted 36 years.  As Garry and Karolyn blended their families, Garry gained four children, Tammie, Terrie, Dennis “Mick” and Jane.

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07
Jun

Daryl Appelman

Daryl Appelman

 

 

Daryl Appelman, 74, of West Union, Iowa passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Gundersen Health Systems in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.  

Daryl Clarence, the son of Lewis and Agnes (Winter) Appelman, was born April 4, 1943 in Hawkeye, Iowa. 

Daryl graduated with the Class of 1961 from North High School in West Union and then attended Universal Trade School in Omaha, Nebraska.  

Daryl worked for Schwan’s Company and Reyner Vault Company in West Union and Blessing Industries in Fayette, Iowa. He also mowed lawns at North Fayette Schools and the West Union Recreation Center.

He served with the Army National Guard for six years.

Daryl was united in marriage with Judith Weidemann on May 18, 1968 at Zion Lutheran Church in West Union.  To this union one daughter, Sarah, was born.

Daryl was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and West Union American Legion Post 15.  

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07
Jun

Evelyn Marovets

Evelyn Marovets

 

 

Evelyn Lorraine Marovets, 93, of McGregor, Iowa died Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Elkader Care Center, Elkader, Iowa. 

Evelyn was born July 24, 1923 to Alfred and Hilda (Torkelson) Kleppe in rural Ossian, Iowa. 

She attended country school.

Evelyn was united in marriage with Ben Marovets on Oct. 11, 1946 at First Lutheran Church, Ossian, Iowa. 

Ben and Evelyn farmed side by side until 1971, when they retired to a 40-acre farm a quarter mile from the home place. Evelyn loved the outdoors and milked cows by hand, grew garden vegetables to can and also raised chickens. She loved to bake homemade bread and cakes and always had cookies on hand for anyone who stopped by. Her pies were out of this world. She was a second mother to many nieces and nephews, who would stay at the farm in the summer. Her Norwegian humor will be remembered by all.

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07
Jun

Mary Ann Roach

Mary Ann Roach

 

 

Mary Ann Roach, 88, of West Union, Iowa passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Traditions in West Union, Iowa.  

Mary Ann (Lockwood) Roach was born Feb. 16, 1929 in Valentine, Neb., to Lewis and Ann Elizabeth (Hill) Lockwood.  

The family moved to a farm outside of Fayette, Iowa. Mary Ann attended country school and graduated from Fayette High School, where she was their first Homecoming Queen. 

She then attended nurses training in Des Moines and began a long career as an RN, caring for patients locally at Palmer Memorial Hospital, and then West Union Medical Clinic until her retirement.

Mary Ann married Matthew “Mick” Roach in Fayette on April 11, 1953.  They enjoyed 57 years together until his death in 2010.  Together they raised four children.  She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

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