Obituaries

Wed
26
Aug

Mary Fritz

Mary Fritz

 

Mary Catharine Belschner Fritz was born on May 27, 1931 to Gustave Louis and Lola Dee (Wilbur) Belschner.  She had one older sister, Marjorie.  She was raised on the family farm southeast of Hawkeye, Iowa.  In school, she was a standout student (valedictorian), athlete (conference champion basketball team), and musician (vocalist).  Following graduating from Hawkeye High School she attended Iowa State University, majoring in Home Economics.  She was a member of the Old Gold Singers and was a sought-after vocalist. 

Wed
26
Aug

Luella Meyer

Luella Meyer

 

Luella “Tudy” Louise Meyer, 93, of rural Fort Atkinson, Iowa died Saturday, August 22, 2020 in Ossian, Iowa. Tudy was born on January 29, 1927 in Eldorado, Iowa to Fritz and Ella (Neumann) Lauer. She was baptized on February 20, 1927 and confirmed on March 17, 1940 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Eldorado. Tudy attended Eldorado School through the eighth grade and graduated from West Union High School in 1944. She worked in Oelwein making Sun Protectors for Life Boats during World War II. Later she worked in West Union as a Telephone Operator. 

 

Wed
26
Aug

Michael Powers

Michael Powers

 

Michael Daniel Powers, age 48, of West Union, IA (formerly of Decorah, IA) passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family and loved ones.

Wed
26
Aug

Betty Hoth

Betty Hoth

 

Betty C. Hoth, 92, of Sumner, died Saturday morning, August 22, 2020, at the Hillcrest Home in Sumner.

Wed
26
Aug

Rev. Joseph Hauer

Rev. Joseph Hauer

 

Reverend Joseph L. Hauer, 69, died Thursday, August 20, 2020, at Unity Point-Finley Hospital, Dubuque. 

Public visitation was from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, August 23, at Church of the Resurrection, 4300 Asbury Rd., Dubuque. Masks and social distancing are required. Private Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, August 24, at Church of the Resurrection, with Archbishop Michael Jackels presiding, and Rev. Thomas McDermott as homilist. Mass will be live-streamed on the Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home Facebook page, and will remain available to view. Entombment will be in the Garden of Saints Mausoleum, Mount Calvary Cemetery. For further information and to share condolences please visit www.egelhofsiegertcasper.com

Wed
19
Aug

Steven Brehme

 A  celebration of life will be held for Steven Brehme, of  Wadena on Saturday, Aug. 22, at 1 p.m. at the Wadena Legion building.

 Steven died on Saturday, Aug. 15.

Wed
19
Aug

Marie Monroe

Marie Monroe

 

Marie Catherine Monroe, age 88, of Ossian, passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Marie Catherine Zweibohmer was born on February 22, 1932 to John and Justina {Klemmer) Zweibohmer, in Ossian, Iowa. She graduated from St Francis de Sales high school in 1949. While in high school, she was a member of the girl’s basketball team and worked at NiCandy Cafe. 

Wed
19
Aug

Linda Martin

LInda Martin

 

Linda Kay (Biermann) Martin passed away on August 12, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Born to Harlan and Shirley Biermann on November 21, 1948, in West Union, Iowa.

She graduated from North High School in West Union Iowa in 1966.On April 3, 1970 she was united in marriage to David Martin. They were married for 46 years until Dave’s passing in 2016. Together they had two children Shari and Bill.

Linda took great pride in her grandchildren and great grandchildren supporting them by attending a variety of events.

She is survived by her children: Shari (Butch Ross) Rodriguez and Bill (Faye Witcraft) Martin; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; brother; Dan (Jewel) Biermann; sister: Susan (Jim) Valliere; uncle: Don (Mary) Chicken; Aunts: Joanne Waskow and Ida Chicken; several nieces and nephews and a close friend Melissa Thompson.

Wed
05
Aug

JoAnn Wagner

JoAnn Wagner

 

JoAnn Wagner, age 72, of rural Calmar, IA died suddenly at her home Friday July 31, 2020.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 8, 2020 at the St Aloysius Catholic Church in Calmar with Rev. Robert Gross presiding. 

 The service will also be livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/CFOSparishes

In consideration of concerns regarding Covid-19, social distancing and wearing of masks will be observed during funeral service.

Wed
05
Aug

Virginia Gage

Virginia Gage

 

Virginia Ann Gage, 84, of Wadena, Iowa died Saturday, July 25, 2020, at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette. Virginia was born August 28, 1935, to Vincent and Ellen (Gager) Baumler in St. Lucas. 

 

On June 25, 1953, Virginia was united in marriage with Edwin Gage. Six children were born to this union.  The couple farmed north of Wadena for many years, moved into Wadena where they ran the Corner Auction for a time, and finally, purchasing the grocery store in Wadena that they owned and operated for ten years. The couple were foster parents (which they dearly loved) to a number of children. Virginia enjoyed gardening, especially her flowers, sewing, going to square dances and garage sales. Virginia also babysat and was a Cub Scout Leader. She was a member of Lima Ladies Aid and the Legion Auxiliary and Community Club of Wadena.

 

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