Obituaries

Thu
14
Mar

L. Darlene Granger, 90

 

Funeral held for W.U. Class of ’39 graduate

L. Darlene Granger, 90, of West Union died Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Traditions in West Union.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 8, at Bethel Presbyterian Church in West Union.

Burial was in the West Union Cemetery.

Burnham-Wood & S.K. Rogers Funeral Home, West Union, was in charge of arrangements.

L. Darlene (Wolfe) Granger was born March 6, 1922, to Philip H. and Ella (Baumgartner) Wolfe. 

She lived most of her life in the West Union area, graduating from West Union High School with the Class of 1939.

Darlene attended Iowa State University for three years before graduating from Iowa State Teachers College with a degree in home economics. 

After graduation, Darlene taught school in Waterville until her marriage to Wayne C. Granger on March 10, 1945. 

Thu
14
Mar

Bud Jensen services today at UMC

 

Bud Jensen services today at UMC

Funeral services for J.C. “Bud” Jensen, 90, of West Union will be held at 10:30 a.m. today (Wednesday) at United Methodist Church in West Union with the Rev. Scott Keele Kober officiating.

Burial will follow in the West Union Cemetery.

Visitation was set for Tuesday, March 12, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Burnham-Wood & S.K. Rogers Funeral Home in West Union, which is handling the arrangements.

Bud’s death occurred Friday, March 8, 2013, at Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union.

Jens Christian Jensen Jr. was born May 13, 1922, to Jens Christian Jensen Sr. and Alice Mona (Cottier) Jensen at the family farm home in Windsor Township. He was named after his father, so he was always known by the nickname “Bud.” 

Bud was baptized Aug. 12, 1924, and became a member of United Methodist Church in 1938. 

He attended Windsor No. 1 country school through the eighth grade. 

Thu
14
Mar

William “Bill” Strudthoff, 82, of Hawkeye

 

 

Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at Holy Name

A Mass of Christian Burial for William “Bill” Strudthoff, 82, of Hawkeye was celebrated by the Rev. Dale Rausch on Saturday, March 9, at Holy Name Catholic Church in West Union.

Burial followed in the West Union Cemetery with military honors conducted by Arnold-Rogers American Legion Post 312 of Hawkeye.

Burnham-Wood & S.K. Rogers Funeral Home in West Union was in charge of arrangements.

Bill’s death occurred Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in LaCrosse, Wis.

William "Bill" Strudthoff, son of Otto and Ella Strudthoff, was born Dec. 4, 1930, in Hawkeye.

Thu
07
Mar

Bill Schupbach

 

Bill Schupbach

Former Elgin resident William Junior “Bill” Schupbach, 92, died at his home in Sun Lakes, Ariz., on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013.

A memorial service will be held Friday, March 15, at Chandler United Methodist Church in Chandler, Ariz., with the Rev. Jonathan Arnpriester officiating. 

Inurnment will be at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix. 

Born July 12, 1920, in Elgin, Bill was one of 12 children born to William Henry and Anna Rose (Fredriech) Schupbach. 

He graduated from Elgin High School and later from Upper Iowa University, Fayette, in 1949. 

After serving four years in the U.S. Navy, Bill then went on to teach and coach at Monona and Ackley. He spent the rest of his career as a sales representative for Valeron Corp. in Cedar Rapids, and Tawas City and Farmington Hills in Michigan. 

Thu
07
Mar

Roberta J. Chapman

 

Chapman death reported

Roberta J. Chapman, of Magnolia, Texas, formerly of Elgin, died of cancer on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. 

Roberta Jane Chapman was born in Elgin on Nov. 16, 1943. She was the daughter of Robert and Erma Jane Wilson. 

She graduated from Valley High School in 1961 and later earned a Bachelor of Science degree as a dietician.

Roberta worked as a dietician for 25 years.

  She was married to Hugh Chapman on May 6, 1977. 

She enjoyed community theater and bird watching.  She was also actively involved in the Lincoln County (New Mexico) sheriff's posse.

  Roberta was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, JoAnn Shaffer.

  She is survived by her husband, Hugh Chapman; two sons, Dan (Erin) and Larry (Terri); a grandson, Briley Robert; two granddaughters, Carlie and Cady; a sister, Kathy; and many other relatives.

Thu
07
Mar

Marilyn A. Frieden

 

Marilyn A. Frieden, 78, of Prairie du Chien, Wis., formerly of Farmersburg and Arlington, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital, LaCrosse, Wis. 

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 2, at Norway Lutheran Church, St. Olaf. The Rev. Marshall Hahn officiated.
 

Inurnment was at Illyria Cemetery, rural Elgin.

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Monona was in charge of arrangements.

Marilyn Ann (DeWitte) Frieden was born Nov. 17, 1934, in Manchester to Elon and Mary Ann (Chapman) DeWitte. 

She graduated from Arlington High School, Arlington, in 1952. Marilyn then worked at a bank until her marriage.

On April 28, 1954, she was wed to Milo William Frieden in Arlington. To this union six children were born. 

In addition to farming with Milo for many years, Marilyn also worked at Central Community Schools in Elkader. 

Thu
07
Mar

Vicki S. Post

 

Funeral held for Postville native

Vicki S. Post, 65, of Dubuque, formerly of Postville, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at her home.  

Funeral services were held Sunday, March 3, at Behr Funeral Home in Dubuque, which handled the arrangements.

A private family burial was held in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.     

Thu
07
Mar

Services held for Ronnie Kent, 65

 

Services held for Ronnie Kent, 65

Funeral services for Ronald W. Kent, 65, of Hawkeye were held Thursday, Feb. 28, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye with the Rev. David R. Nelson officiating. 

Inurnment followed at Hawkeye Cemetery with military honors conducted by Arnold-Rogers American Legion Post 312 of Hawkeye.

S.K. Rogers Funeral Home in Sumner was in charge of the arrangements.

Ronald died of pancreatic cancer on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at his home in rural Hawkeye. 

Ronald William “Ronnie” Kent was born Sept. 23, 1947, in Oelwein to Kenneth and Marcille (Schroeder) Kent. 

He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye. 

He graduated in 1965 from North High School in West Union.

Ronnie proudly served his country from 1967 to 1969; he was drafted during the Vietnam War and served in Korea. 

Thu
07
Mar

Raymond H. Langreck

 

Mass of Christian Burial celebrated for St. Lucas native

Raymond H. Langreck, 89, of Cresco, formerly of St. Lucas, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Regional Health Services of Howard County in Cresco. 

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Notre Dame Catholic Church in Cresco with the Rev. Daniel Knipper as celebrant.

Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. 

Arrangements were handled by Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home in Cresco. Raymond Herman Langreck was born Nov. 26, 1923, in rural Fayette County near St. Lucas. He was the sixth of 11 children of John and Catherine Langreck, with three brothers and seven sisters. 

Ray attended St. Luke’s Catholic School and graduated from eighth grade with highest honors in his class. 

He then worked alongside his father on the family farm. They also ran a sawmill and did carpentry work. 

Thu
07
Mar

Gerald A. Schneider

 

Funeral services held Monday in Gunder

Gerald A. Schneider, 84, of Postville died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union. 

Funeral services were held Monday, March 4, at Marion Lutheran Church in Gunder. 

Interment was in the church cemetery.

Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Clermont handled the arrangements.

Gerald Alton Schneider, son of John and Selma (Baechler) Schneider, was born Feb. 24, 1929, on the Baechler family farm west of Elgin.  

Gerald began his education at the Cherry Valley country school, rural Elgin, and finished at Elgin Public School.  

On July 19, 1969, Gerald was united in marriage with Arlette Kapell Hackmann in Galena, Ill.  

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