Obituaries

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Donald Steil

Donald Steil

 

Donald “Don” Steil, 86, of Fairbank passed away on Wednesday March 11, 2020 at Cedar Valley Hospice House in Waterloo with his family by his side. Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2020 at the Geilenfeld-Buehner Funeral Home in Oelwein with a Fourth Degree Rosary at 3:45 on Monday. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday March 17, 2020 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein with Father Paul McManus officiating. Inurnment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Oelwein. For condolences, please visit www.geilenfeldfh.com

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Lee Folsom

Lee Folsom

 

  Lee F. Folsom, 71, of Waukon, IA, died Thursday, March 12, 2020, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 17th, at 11 a.m. at Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waukon, IA, with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Burial with military rites will be at Old West Paint Creek Cemetery. Friends called from 4 – 7p.m. Monday at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

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Mar

Jerome Einck

Jerome Einck

 

Jerome Einck, age 100 of Decorah, IA, passed away on Friday, February 28, 2020, at Wellington Place in Decorah, IA.

 

Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at the St. Benedict Catholic Church in Decorah with Rev. Donald Hertges presiding.  Burial will be in St. Benedict Cemetery.  

 

Visitation was from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday at the Church.  The Schluter-Balik Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

 

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11
Mar

Kermit Peterson

Kermit Peterson

 

Kermit L. Peterson, 75, of Mason City, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at the Good Shepherd Health Center.

Per Kermit’s wishes, he was cremated. No services are scheduled at this time.

Memorials may be directed to the family of Kermit Peterson. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com

Kermit Len Peterson was born on May 27, 1944. to parents, Lenferd and Edna (Helgerson) Peterson, in West Union, Iowa.

He graduated from Valley High School in Elgin, Iowa in 1962.

Kermit was united into marriage to Shirley Jean Larson on February 14, 1965 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville, Iowa. To this union, four children were born.

In his free time, Kermit loved fishing, camping, motorcycles and gardening, and he cherished the time he spent with family and friends. He will be dearly missed.

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11
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Shirley Biermann

Shirley Biermann

 

Graveside service for Shirley Biermann who died on January 22 will be held on Saturday,  March 14 at 11 a.m. at the West Union Cemetery.

 Lunch will be served at the American Legion following the burial. Friends and family are welcome.

 
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11
Mar

Kenneth Kamper

Kenneth Kamper

 

Kenneth (Food Man) Kamper, 64, of Knoxville, Tennessee passed away peacefully at home holding his wife’s hand on February 14, 2020.

Ken was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Arlington, Iowa. He served three years in the Army stationed in Kaiserslautern, Germany and was honorably discharged in 1979. Ken attended Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa where he played football and rugby.

Following relocation to Knoxville, he played rugby with the Knoxville Possums. Among his many accomplishments he was a concert-trained tuba player and an award-winning barbeque cook. He and his wife enjoyed gardening together, time at the beach and watching birds from their deck.

Ken was employed by Farmers Mutual of Tennessee for 33 years as a Senior Underwriter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Elgene Kamper; father-in-law, Fred Myers.

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11
Mar

Marvin Lee

Marvin Lee

 

Marvin Lee born July 7, 1961, passed away on February 24 at his home in Enid, Oklahoma of esophageal cancer.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda; his mother, Eileen Lee; brothers, Delbert and Darrell; sisters, Shirley and Eileen; sister-in-law, Lynn Lee; three stepchildren, Tammy, Chris and Amiee; grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Don, and brothers, Donald and in fancy, David and Darwin.

A memorial service will be held at the Hawkeye Community Hall on Sunday, March 15, at 2 p.m. for family and friends 

 
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11
Mar

Carol Westpfahl

Cayrol Westpfahl

 

Cayrol “Joyce” Westpfahl, 86, of Hiawatha, Iowa, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2020, following complications of a stroke, at the Hiawatha Care Center in Hiawatha, Iowa. There will be no visitation held. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with Reverend Philip Thompson officiating. Committal services will take place at 2 p.m., Wednesday, at God’s Acres Cemetery, in Clermont, Iowa. Arrangements by Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion, Iowa.

 

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Dona Lansing

Dona Lansing

 

Dona Dorothy Lansing, 90, of Clermont, Iowa died Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at Good Samaritan Society in West Union, Iowa. Dona was born December 3, 1929, to Gustave and Bertha Annie (Olson) Gilbertson in Lamoure County near Litchville, North Dakota. In 1938 the family moved to Elgin, Iowa, where Dona attended school in rural Clayton County and graduated from Elgin High School in 1947. 

Dona was united in marriage to Gerald F. Lansing on September 13, 1952. They were blessed with five children. 

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Mary Priscilla Bock

Mary Priscilla Bock

 

Mary Priscilla Bock, age 83 of West Union, Iowa, entered Heaven’s gates on March 4, 2020.  She was born to the late Albert and Iona Hulbert on July 17, 1936.
Mary Priscilla graduated from Upper Iowa University with a degree in elementary education.  On June 20, 1958, after two years of teaching first grade, Mary Priscilla married her high school sweetheart, Clarence Paul Bock. They started their lives together in West Union where they raised their four children.
Mary Priscilla enjoyed reading her Bible, praying, teaching children in Sunday School and AWANA, playing the piano for worship, baking - especially pies - and shopping for antiques.  She will most be remembered for her love for Jesus her Lord and Savior, and her loyalty to family and close friends.
Mary Priscilla was preceded in death by her parents Albert and Iona (Baumgartner) Hulbert.

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