Obituaries

Thu
07
Mar

Burington services held Saturday

 

Burington services held Saturday

Eleanor R. Burington, 87, of West Union died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 2, at United Methodist Church in West Union, Iowa. 

Burial took place at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Hazleton.

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

Eleanor Roseada (Day) Burington, daughter of Arthur and Frances (Brownell) Day, was born Jan. 2, 1926, in Riceville. 

She attended grade school in Hazleton and graduated from high school in Arlington in 1943. She continued her education at Upper Iowa University in Fayette for secretarial training. 

Eleanor worked for a short time as a secretary for a car dealership in Oelwein.

Thu
07
Mar

L. Darlene Granger,

 

Services set for Friday

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

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 8, at Bethel Presbyterian Church in West Union.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at Burnham-Wood & S.K. Rogers Funeral Home, West Union, which is handling the arrangements.

Thu
07
Mar

Jorgenson services held at Bethel Presbyterian

 

Jorgenson services held at Bethel Presbyterian

Funeral services for Clarence G. Jorgenson, 85, of West Union were held Friday, March 1, at Bethel Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Galen Smith officiating.

Interment was in the West Union Cemetery with military rites conducted by West Union American Legion Post 15.

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

Clarence died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at his home following an extended illness.

Clarence George Jorgenson was born Dec. 6, 1927, in rural Westgate to Oscar F. and Rose Marie (Heller) Jorgenson. 

He was baptized in the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Heller Sr. and was confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sumner. 

Clarence attended schools in Sumner, Maynard and Stanley.

Thu
28
Feb

Schott services held Monday at St. Peter

 

Schott services held Monday at St. Peter

Funeral services for Kathy Schott, 67, of West Union were held Monday, Feb. 25, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Eldorado with the Rev. Ginny Olson officiating.

Interment was in the West Union Cemetery.

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

Thu
28
Feb

Kent services set for Thursday

 

Kent services set for Thursday

Ronald William “Ronnie” Kent, 65, of Hawkeye died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye. 

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until service time on Thursday. 

Thu
28
Feb

Friday funeral, Clarence G. Jorgenson

 

Friday funeral

Clarence G. Jorgenson, 85, of West Union died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, in his home following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 1, at Bethel Presbyterian Church, West Union. 

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at Burnham-Wood Funeral Home in West Union.

Thu
28
Feb

Wadena native dies in Wisconsin

Wadena native dies in Wisconsin

Betty M. Brackin, 84, of Galesville, Wis., formerly of Wadena, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at Marinuka Manor in Galesville.

A memorial gathering will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville Chapel, in Galesville, Wis.

Betty M. (Cline) Brackin was born Aug. 25, 1928, in Wadena to Lawrence and Ima (Everett) Cline.

Wed
20
Feb

William G. “Bill” Yearous

 

Services held for longtime Elgin resident

Funeral services for William G. “Bill” Yearous, 101, of Elgin were held Wednesday, Feb. 13, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Elgin. The Rev. Rick Johnson officiated.

Burial followed in the Elgin Cemetery, Elgin.

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

Bill’s death occurred Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Good Samaritan Society – Postville.

William George Yearous was born March 1, 1911, in Holcomb, Kan., to Clifton and Louisa (Schmidt) Yearous.

He attended country school through the eighth grade.

On Dec. 24, 1938, Bill was united in marriage with Alo Patterson in Waterloo. To this union three children were born.

Wed
20
Feb

Services held for Layne Schneider, 22

 

Services held for Layne Schneider, 22

Funeral services for Layne E. Schneider, 22, of Elgin were held Tuesday, Feb. 19, at West Clermont Lutheran Church, Clermont, with Pastor Dayna Winke as the officiant.

Inurnment followed at East Clermont Lutheran Cemetery, rural Clermont.

Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Clermont assisted the family with arrangements.

Layne’s death occurred Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.

Layne Edward Schneider was born July 2, 1990, in West Union to Edward Schneider and Susan (Gunderson) White.

He was baptized Nov. 25, 1990, and confirmed April 10, 2005, at West Clermont Lutheran Church in Clermont.

Layne graduated from Valley High School on May 24, 2009.

He did custom work for Jason Klemp and also farmed with Jake Larson and John and Megan Schroeder.

Wed
20
Feb

Gay Caldwell

 

Gay Caldwell of West Union dies Feb. 13

Gaylord A. Caldwell, 77, of West Union died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at Strawberry Point Lutheran Home in Strawberry Point.

A private family service and burial will be held at a later date.

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

Gaylord Allen “Gay” Caldwell was born Feb. 25, 1935, in Cedar Rapids to Oliver and Jessie (Doran) Caldwell.

He graduated from Independence High School in 1954.

He proudly served his country in the United States Army from September 1956 until September 1958.

On May 21, 1960, Gay was united in marriage with Linda Dennis in Fayette.

He worked for Dessel-Roach Floor Covering of West Union for over 40 years.

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