Obituaries

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09
Sep

Charles Ira

Charles Ira

 

Charles “Chuck” Clinton Ira, age 94, of Spillville, IA, passed away on Friday, August 28, 2020 at Aase Haugen Senior Services in Decorah.

A viewing was held from 10-11 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial with full military honors on Friday, September 4, 2020 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Spillville. Burial will be in the St. Wenceslaus Cemetery. Everyone attending is asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing. 

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09
Sep

Debra Rae Larson

Debra Rae Larson

A celebration of Life will be held for Debra Rae Larson on Saturday, September 19, 2020 from 1-4 p.m. at the Cross Fire Church, 103 Franklin St., West Union, IA 52175.

We will be gathering to share some of our favorite memories, our stories, to laugh, to cry and remember a wonderful person who will be greatly missed. 

Please come and share your memories.

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09
Sep

Rick Davis

Rick Davis

 

Rick Michael Davis, 57, of Wadena, Iowa passed away Friday, September 4, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was born December 11, 1962 to George and Karen (Herschinger) Davis in West Union, Iowa and was baptized at the United Methodist Church in West Union, IA. Rick graduated from West Delaware High School, Manchester, Iowa in 1981. After graduation, Rick attended Highland University in Las Vegas, New Mexico and played football. He then transferred to Iowa State University where he graduated in 1985 with a degree in Ag Business.

 

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09
Sep

Deanna Kerr

Deanna Kerr

 

Deanna Lynn Kerr, 58, of Lisbon, Iowa died Saturday, August 29, 2020 at Anamosa Care Center after a courageous battle with Glioblastoma Cancer.  Deanna was born April 16, 1962 to Donald and Norma (Behnken) Kerr. She graduated from Postville High School in 1981, attended American Institute of Business for one year and graduated from Coe College. Deanna worked as a bookkeeper and an accountant.

Deanna lived in Lisbon for over thirty years. She and Rex enjoyed travelling around the country, attending car races, doing cross stitch and loved visiting Cocoa Beach, Florida.

Surviving Deanna are her longtime partner, Rex Fox of Lisbon, Iowa; her mother, Norma Kerr of West Union, Iowa; siblings, David (Cindy) Kerr of Buckeye, Arizona and Barbara Tracey of Shellsburg, Iowa; nephews, Cameron Kerr of Buckeye, Arizona and Josh Tracey of Shellsburg, Iowa; and one niece, Mariah Kerr of Santa Barbara, California.

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09
Sep

Gertrude Lee

Gertrude Lee

 

Gertrude (Gert) Louise Kugel Lee was born September 11, 1928 to William and Amelia (Hammon) Kugel on the family farm in Grand Meadow Township near Luana, Iowa.  

Gert was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Postville.  She attended Baily Country School and graduated from Postville High School in 1947.  After graduation she worked as a nurse’s aide at Postville Hospital and then became the office secretary of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.  

On August 6, 1954 she was united in marriage to Keith Lee at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Postville.  Keith and Gert farmed for 10 years near Decorah and 37 years near Monona.  They raised purebred hogs, Airedale dogs, Standardbred horses, and Thoroughbred horses.   In 1989 Keith and Gert started a new business selling maintenance products.  In 2001 they bought a home in Wadena.

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09
Sep

Joseph Rohde

Joseph Rohde

 

Joseph E. Rohde, 77, of Fayette, died Wednesday, September 2, 2020, at his home, surrounded by loving family.

Wed
02
Sep

Jason Johnson

Jason Johnson

 

Jason L. Johnson, 42, of Elkhart, IA passed away on August 12th, 2020 following a courageous battle against brain cancer. 

Wed
02
Sep

Dora Albertson

Dora Albertson

 

Dora Lee Albertson, 89, of Elgin, Iowa passed away on Monday, August 24. 2020 at Evan’s Memorial Home in Cresco, Iowa. Dora Lee was born April 25, 1931 in Elgin, Iowa to Edward and Dorothy (Ash) Medberry. She went to school in Elgin and graduated in 1948.

 

Dora Lee was married to Gordon Landswerk in 1950. To this union four children were born. In 1974 Dora Lee was united in marriage with Cliff Albertson. They lived in Elgin and she worked as a rural route driver for the United States Post Office there for several years and then drove school bus. She was also the Mayor of Elgin. Dora Lee was a great cook, enjoyed gardening, had lots of friends and loved her life and lived it the way she wanted.

 

Surviving Dora Lee are her children, Karen (Mike) Webster, Gary (Anne) Landswerk, Jane (Joe) Truka and Joan (Lyle) Landswerk; eleven grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; and a sister, Reve (Bruce).

 

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02
Sep

Joan Ricki Williams

Joan Ricki Williams

 

Joan Ricki Williams, age 71, of West Frankfort died suddenly Monday at her residence.

Ms. Williams, a longtime West Frankfort resident, was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Director, and a founding member of Community Media Group, Inc. and affiliated companies including Community Magazine Group, Champaign Multi Media Group and Timmus Company.

She is survived by her daughter Cathy and husband Tom Clansen and grandsons, Bradley and Riley Clansen of Santa Ana, California; her grandson Wesley Romack of Cape Girardeau, Missouri; niece Roxanne Davis of Bloomington, IL and nephew Chris Williams of Lake of Egypt.  She is also survived by her cousins, Bill (Shirley) Griggs, Phyllis Crader, Martha (Mark) Speers and Lisa Mercer.

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02
Sep

Sandra Burkart

Sandra Burkhart

 

Sandra (Sandy) Kay Burkhart, 82, completed her journey to God on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester, Minn.; following a brief illness.

 

Sandy is survived by her high school sweetheart, Kenneth of 63 years. They were married at Zion Lutheran Church in West Union, IA on May 10, 1957.

 

Sandy is lovingly remembered by her son, Alan (Laurie) Burkhart, Hawkeye, and daughter, Jan (Jim) Hauer, Solon. Grandchildren Abby (Zach) Osborn, Ben Burkhart, Trent Blessing and Trevor (Maggie) Blessing, step-grandchildren John, Sydney and Saige Hauer and great-grandchildren Brooks Blessing and Baby Boy Osborn coming in November, and family dog Charlee.

 

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