Obituaries

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Garry Schott

Garry Schott

 

 

Garry L. Schott, 70, of Eldorado, Iowa passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Gundersen Health Systems in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. 

Garry Lee, the son of Fred and Ruth (Entwisle) Schott, was born Nov. 7, 1946 in West Union, Iowa.  

He was baptized on May 25, 1975 and confirmed on April 5, 1981, with his son Troy at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in West Union.  

He attended school in Clermont, Iowa.  

Garry farmed near Clermont for several years. He mainly worked as a carpenter for Midwest Buildings in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Garry was united in marriage with Kathy Kamaus on Nov. 8, 1964.  To this union three children, Troy, Todd, and Aimee, were born.  Garry and Kathy later divorced.  

Garry was then united with Karolyn Moritz, a union that has lasted 36 years.  As Garry and Karolyn blended their families, Garry gained four children, Tammie, Terrie, Dennis “Mick” and Jane.

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Daryl Appelman

Daryl Appelman

 

 

Daryl Appelman, 74, of West Union, Iowa passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Gundersen Health Systems in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.  

Daryl Clarence, the son of Lewis and Agnes (Winter) Appelman, was born April 4, 1943 in Hawkeye, Iowa. 

Daryl graduated with the Class of 1961 from North High School in West Union and then attended Universal Trade School in Omaha, Nebraska.  

Daryl worked for Schwan’s Company and Reyner Vault Company in West Union and Blessing Industries in Fayette, Iowa. He also mowed lawns at North Fayette Schools and the West Union Recreation Center.

He served with the Army National Guard for six years.

Daryl was united in marriage with Judith Weidemann on May 18, 1968 at Zion Lutheran Church in West Union.  To this union one daughter, Sarah, was born.

Daryl was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and West Union American Legion Post 15.  

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Evelyn Marovets

Evelyn Marovets

 

 

Evelyn Lorraine Marovets, 93, of McGregor, Iowa died Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Elkader Care Center, Elkader, Iowa. 

Evelyn was born July 24, 1923 to Alfred and Hilda (Torkelson) Kleppe in rural Ossian, Iowa. 

She attended country school.

Evelyn was united in marriage with Ben Marovets on Oct. 11, 1946 at First Lutheran Church, Ossian, Iowa. 

Ben and Evelyn farmed side by side until 1971, when they retired to a 40-acre farm a quarter mile from the home place. Evelyn loved the outdoors and milked cows by hand, grew garden vegetables to can and also raised chickens. She loved to bake homemade bread and cakes and always had cookies on hand for anyone who stopped by. Her pies were out of this world. She was a second mother to many nieces and nephews, who would stay at the farm in the summer. Her Norwegian humor will be remembered by all.

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Mary Ann Roach

Mary Ann Roach

 

 

Mary Ann Roach, 88, of West Union, Iowa passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Traditions in West Union, Iowa.  

Mary Ann (Lockwood) Roach was born Feb. 16, 1929 in Valentine, Neb., to Lewis and Ann Elizabeth (Hill) Lockwood.  

The family moved to a farm outside of Fayette, Iowa. Mary Ann attended country school and graduated from Fayette High School, where she was their first Homecoming Queen. 

She then attended nurses training in Des Moines and began a long career as an RN, caring for patients locally at Palmer Memorial Hospital, and then West Union Medical Clinic until her retirement.

Mary Ann married Matthew “Mick” Roach in Fayette on April 11, 1953.  They enjoyed 57 years together until his death in 2010.  Together they raised four children.  She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

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Esther Stuart

Esther Stuart

 

 

 Esther R. Stuart, 94, of Muscatine, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, May, 20, 2017, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City.

 

Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 26, 2017, at St. Mathias Church. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home with a Rosary Prayer Service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Ss. Mary and Mathias Parish. Online condolences: www.wittichfuneralhome.com.

 

Esther was born on January, 14, 1923, in Ossian, Iowa, the daughter of William J. and Rose A. Geling Uhlenhake. She married Raphael Moellers on May 6, 1943, in Ossian. He preceded her in death in 1966. She married Glen Stuart on July, 12, 1973, in Nashua. He preceded her in death in 2006.

 

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Malcolm Whittle

Malcolm Whittle

 

 

Malcolm Lawrence Whittle, 87, of Elkader, died Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader. He was born September 1, 1929, on the family farm in rural Communia to Clement and Elsie (Kopp) Whittle. Malcolm graduated from Elkader High School.

 

He was united in marriage with JoAnn Rita Shea on November 8, 1952, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elkader. The couple was blessed with five children. Malcolm was a logger – he worked at Grau Logs and Lumber in Elkader for over 30 years and drove a log truck for many years.

 

He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, mushroom hunting, and hunting and was a little league coach when his children were young.

 

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George Richards

George Richards

 

 

George S. “Bud” Richards passed away on May 14, 2017, in his home with his wife Dorothy, their five children, and other family members at his side. 

George is survived by Dorothy, his wife of 66 years; his sister Ilah Mae Raaz, of Grand Terrace, CA; daughter, Georgia (Tom Tucker) of Windermere, FL; son, Marshall of Phoenix, AZ; daughter, Vicki (Chris Meinecke) of Maquoketa, IA; daughter, Kimberly (Scott Woodruff) of Kansas City, MO; son, Mark (Cyndi) of Mooresville, NC; his brother-in-law, Dr. Edwin Running of Arvada, CO; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and eight nieces.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Ida Richards; his parents-in-law, Edwin and Margaret Running; brother-in-law, Quentin Raaz; and niece, Barbara (Raaz) Leach.  

Memorial services will be held in both Arizona and Iowa. Service details are pending.

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Clarence Jellings

Clarence Jellings

 

 

Clarence Wilbur Jellings, age 93 of Clinton, passed away on Sunday May 21. 

Clarence was born on Dec. 26, 1923 in West Union, to parents Bert and Ruth (Wilbur) Jellings. 

Clarence graduated from West Union High School in 1941. 

On Dec. 28, 1945 he was united in marriage to Carmen Lois Schweinefus at West Clermont Lutheran Church.

Clarence started his career in the dairy industry in Postville and Albert Lea, Minn. The family moved to Clinton in 1966, where he worked as a dairy and restaurant inspector for the city and county of Clinton. 

Clarence retired in 1986, and then enjoyed many years of adventurous travels to 20 countries and across North America with his wife. 

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Julie Schute

Julie Schute

 

 

Julie Ann (Christianson) Schute, 66, of West Union, Iowa, left this earth and went to heaven on Monday, May 22, 2017, surrounded by her family at her home in West Union. 

Julie was born on March 31, 1951, in Preston, MN, to Henry and Marilyn (Rice) Christianson. She was born during a blizzard, and her parents had to have their car pulled to the highway by a tractor. A week later, she came home from the hospital and the car had to be pulled back through the mud.

Julie graduated from Harmony High School, Harmony, MN, with the class of 1969. She continued her education in the clerical field, later moving to Minneapolis, MN. 

While living in Minneapolis, she met her husband, Ronald Schute, at a wedding on Oct. 12, 1974. Julie and Ronald were married almost exactly a year later on Oct. 11, 1975, in Harmony, MN. They made their home in West Union, Iowa, where they started their family and had two children, Joel and Kara.

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Diane Fay

Diane Fay

 

 

 

Diane M. Fay formerly of Sumner passed away Friday, May 12 at her home in Des Moines.  

A wake will be held on July 23 5:30-8 pm and a funeral mass at 10:30 am July 24, both at Immaculate Conception Church in Sumner.

Survivors include her mother Edna Fay, her siblings Joanne (Bob) Huss of Goodlettsville, Tennessee, Frank Fay of Macomb, Illinois, Chris (Ed) Tibesar of Cedar Rapids, Jim (Barb) Fay of Waverly, John M. (Joyce) Fay of Waverly, Barb (Jay) Hageman of Decorah, Dave Fay of Fredericksburg, and Mike Fay of Waverly, several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sister Kathy Fay, her father John W. Fay and her grandparents Albert and Louise Fay and Mike and Clara Franzen.

Diane was born March 15, 1956 in Sumner, Iowa, the daughter of John W. and Edna Fay.  

She graduated from Sumner High School and the University of Iowa.

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