Obituaries

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Dec

Jamie Solheim

Jamie Solheim

 

Jamie Lee Solheim, 50, of Randalia, Iowa died Monday, November 30, 2020 at University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. Jamie was born September 23, 1970 to Donald and Kathryn (Heins) Solheim in Postville, Iowa. He graduated from North Fayette High School in 1989.

Throughout the years, Jamie worked as an Auto Body Man and Carpenter. He was the “Best Dry-Waller around”. Jamie enjoyed motor cross, watching the Pittsburgh Steelers, camping, and TJs pizza. He was good-hearted and loved by all, especially by the nieces and nephews because he was always the “funny one”. He was a jokester and liked to give joke gifts at Christmas. Jamie enjoyed cooking, he always called his mom for recipes.  He will be greatly missed by his children, dad and mom, brothers, and sister, nieces and nephews, and all who knew him. We love you Jamie.

Wed
02
Dec

Joseph Hackman

Joseph Hackman

 

Joseph Hackman, age 95, of Fort Atkinson, IA, died on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at Wellington Place in Decorah, IA. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 1, 2020 in the St. John’s Catholic Church, Fort Atkinson, Iowa.

Interment was in the St. John’s Catholic Cemetery

Fort Atkinson, Iowa.

Schluter – Balik Funeral Home, Chekal Chapel, were in charge of the arrangements.

Joseph Chris Hackman was born on August 15, 1925 on the family farm half way between Fort Atkinson and St. Lucas to Joseph and Theresa (Schmitt) Hackman. He attended St. Luke’s Catholic School in St. Lucas through the 8th grade. He then started farming with his father. On Tuesday, 

 

October 28, 1952 he married his “Sweetie” Agnes Elsbernd at St. Marys’ Catholic Church in Festina, IA. To this union they were blessed with eight children.

Wed
02
Dec

David Solheim

David Solheim

 

 

David Everald Solheim, 75, of Clermont, Iowa passed away Monday, November 23, 2020 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center Health in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He was the first child of George and Luella (Osterhus) Solheim, born in Decorah, Iowa. on February 3, 1945.  He grew up on the family farm in Castalia and David graduated from North  High School of West Union in 1962.

On April 3, 1965, Dave was united in marriage with the woman of his dreams, Linda Krueger, whom he met nine months prior. Four children were born to this union. Together with his wife, he taught them how to ride bikes, build relationships that last, select reliable woodworking & power tools and to always keep things in perspective.  His love for family was only outshined by his tremendous, unshakable faith that carried him through the good times and the inevitable bad.  

Wed
02
Dec

Timothy Heller

Timothy Heller

 

Timothy Walter Heller, 55, of Elgin, Iowa died Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at Gundersen Lutheran in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He was born October 8, 1965 to Elmer and Nancy (Pape) Heller in Waterloo, Iowa.

Tim attended West High School and later earned his G.E.D.

Tim was united in marriage with Deborah Coxin. One son was born to this union. They later divorced. Throughout the years, Tim worked for Lee Brown Construction. He enjoyed hunting mushrooms, studying herbs and uses of them, bird watching and spending time on the Pape Farm.

Surviving Timothy are his mother, Nancy Heller of Clermont; one son, Tony (special friend, April Martin) Heller of Evansdale, Iowa; special friend, Gwendy Julian of Tama, Iowa; brothers, Pat (Kayla Stevenson) Heller of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Mike (Mary) Heller of Clermont, Iowa; and one brother-in-law, Allan Rosauer of Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Wed
02
Dec

Jennie Cushion

Jennie Cushion

 

Jennie L. Cushion, 90, of Maynard, Iowa died Tuesday afternoon, November 24, 2020 at the Hillcrest Home in Sumner, Iowa.

A private family visitation and funeral service will be held at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Maynard with Rev. John Kerr officiating.

Interment: Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, rural Oelwein.

Family and friends may view the services Friday, December 4, 2020 on the funeral home website www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

Memorials may be directed in her name to the Maynard Fire Department.

Wed
02
Dec

David Van Sickle

David Van Sickle

 

David F. VanSickle, 56, of Mt. Pleasant formerly of Elgin passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his family.

  Dave was born on January 31, 1964, in Germany, the son of Donald Doyle & Connie Mae (Canfield) VanSickle.  He was united in marriage to Natalie Smith on October 4, 2008, in Mt. Pleasant.  While he was living in northeast Iowa, he mowed and drove a truck for Baker Concrete and Excavating and worked at Decorah Ford, as a mechanic.  Dave also served on the Clermont Fire Department.  After relocating to southeast Iowa, he worked for Ideal Concrete for a few years as a heavy equipment operator, and at Pizza Ranch of Mt. Pleasant and Burlington as assistant manager.  In his free time away from work, he enjoyed riding motorcycle, watching Andy Griffith and MASH Marathons, camping and traveling to Mexico.

Wed
25
Nov

Cyril Bohr

Cyril Bohr

 

Cyril Bohr, age 94, of Ossian, Iowa, died on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at Palmer Lutheran Hospital in West Union, IA.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, November 21, 2020, 1 p.m. at the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Ossian, Iowa. Interment was at the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Cemetery, Ossian, IA.

Wed
25
Nov

Helen Franzen

Helen Franzen

 

Helen Franzen, age 77, of St. Lucas, Iowa, died on Monday, November 16, 2020 at Palmer Lutheran Hospital in West Union, IA.

Mass of Christian Burail was held Monday, November 23, 2020, 10:30 a.m. at the St. Luke’s Catholic Church, St. Lucas, Iowa. Interment was at the St. Luke’s Catholic Cemetery, St. Lucas, Iowa.

Helen Margaret (Blong) Franzen was born November 5, 1943 to Paul and Margaret (Balk) Blong in Waucoma, IA. She married Bernard Franzen on October 19, 1963 at St. Mary’s Catholic church in Waucoma, IA.  

Wed
25
Nov

Rita Kregal

Rita Kregal

 

     Rita Kregel, 84, Monona, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at her daughter’s home in Fayette surrounded by family.

Rita was born December 27, 1935 in Guttenberg, Iowa to Albert and Lucille (Hefel) Jaeger. Rita graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Guttenberg, Iowa.

     Rita married Eldon Kregel on June 29, 1954 in Elkader Iowa. Seven children were born to this union. Rita and Eldon farmed for 40 years. Rita was also an inspector at Northern Engraving in Waukon Iowa for 30 years. Rita was a past President of St Patrick’s Rosary Society and former member of the Franklin Homemakers Society. Rita was a member of American Legion Auxiliary and St. Patrick’s Service Society. 

Wed
25
Nov

Donald Blaker

Donald Blaker

 

Donald Dean Blaker, age 89, entered into his eternal rest on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 at his home near Arlington, Iowa. He was diagnosed with stage four melanoma in mid-October.

Don was born in Colesburg on July 12, 1931, the son of Dale and Vera (Shaw) Blaker. He graduated from Fayette High School in 1949 and served in the Korean War as a member of the U.S. Army. Following his military service, he attended Upper Iowa University and later received his Master’s Degree from the University of Northern Iowa. On June 4, 1960 he married Anita Van Horn at the Fayette Methodist Church.

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