Obituaries

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Neil Schwake

Neil Schwake

 

Neil Schwake 81, of Fayette passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

A private family service will be held on Monday, December 14, 2020, at St. John Lutheran Church in Buck Creek, Iowa. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the summer 2021.

Neil was born on May 10, 1939 in Dayton Township, Bremer County, Iowa to Gerhardt W. and Edna (Moeller) Schwake. After graduation from Sumner High School in 1957, Neil attended Iowa State University, earning a degree in Agronomy in 1962. He proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1962 until 1968.

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Dec

Helen Ruroden

Helen Ruroden

 

 

 

Helen Eleane Ruroden, 74, of Monona, Iowa died Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at the Guttenberg Hospital in Guttenberg, Iowa.  She was born January 24, 1946 to Lewis and Laura (Schnuelle) Ihde in Castalia, Iowa. She was baptized February 13, 1946 at Zion Lutheran Church in Castalia. Helen graduated from South Winneshiek High School in 1964.

Helen was united in marriage with Duane Ruroden on April 15, 1967. Two children were born to this union.  Helen was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother and will be remembered as a very kind person. Throughout the years, Helen worked at Wal-Mart and Prairie Industries in Prairie du Chien and at Monona Wire for over thirty years. She enjoyed spending time with her dog, Spud, doing word search, and having a diet Dr. Pepper and Cheese Puffs. Helen also loved to dance, listen to country music, enjoyed watching TV, especially Days of Our Lives, and going to the movies with Samantha.

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09
Dec

Jonathon Steffens

Jonathon Steffens

 

Jonathan Reuben Steffens, 30, of Clermont passed away on December 1, 2020 with his wife and parents by his side at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, following his heroic year-long battle against a cancer he was sure he could conquer.

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09
Dec

Kenny Hecht

Kenny Hecht

 

 

Kenny W. Hecht, 81, of Fayette, Iowa and formerly of Oelwein, Iowa died Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette.

A Memorial Service was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 7, 2020 at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Westgate, with Rev. Herbert C. Mueller officiating.

Friends gathered at the church for one hour before the service.

The Final Resting Place is at St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery, Westgate.

Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Maynard is assisting the family.

Memorials may be directed to Maple Crest Manor, Fayette, Iowa.

Condolences may be sent to: Red & Nina Brickman, 20294 95th Street, Westgate, Iowa  50681.

Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

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09
Dec

Marva Lalk

Marva Lalk

 

Marva Leann Lalk, 93, of Oelwein passed away Monday November 30, 2020 at Hillcrest Home in Sumner.  Private graveside services will be held at Wilson Grove Cemetery in Sumner with Pastor Brian Boehmler officiating.  A public Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Samaritan’s Purse or St. Croix Hospice of Charles City.  The Geilenfeld-Buehner Funeral Home in Oelwein is assisting the family.  For condolences, please visit www.geilenfeldfh.com.

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09
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.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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