Obituaries

Wed
31
May

Daryl Snyder

Daryl Snyder

 

 

Daryl Snyder, age 64 of Alpha, Iowa died Sunday, May 21, 2017 at his home.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton is entrusted with arrangements.  

Online condolences for Daryl's family may be left at hugebackfuneralhome.com.

Daryl Dean Snyder was born July 14, 1952, in Decorah, IA, the son of Charles and Velma (Steuer) Snyder.

Daryl attended grade school at Turkey Valley and received his high school education at North High School in West Union. 

Daryl had a passion for horses and began training horses and rode as a jockey for several years. 

Daryl was introduced to Kathleen Adams and the couple were married July 24, 1974, at United Methodist Church in Hawkeye, IA. To this union two children, Danny and Laurie were born. 

Wed
31
May

Karen Mack

Karen Mack

 

 

Karen Mack, 76 of Clermont, Iowa died Monday, May 22, 2017 at Stoney Brook Assisted Living, West Union, Iowa. 

Karen was born Nov. 4, 1940 to Alfred Harley and Eva Mae (Leonard) Burrack at her grandmother’s home near Strawberry Point, Iowa.

She was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Arlington, Iowa.

Karen graduated from Arlington High School in 1958.

Karen was united in marriage with Galen Mack on March 2, 1958 at St. John Lutheran Church in Arlington, Iowa. Six children were born to this union. 

While raising her family, Karen was a homemaker and also babysat in her home for other families. When the children were older she worked at Elgin Echo for many years. Together with her husband, Karen owned and operated Mack’s Crafts.

Thu
04
May

James Lechtenberg

James Lechtenberg

 

 

James Nicholas Lechtenberg, 84, Postville, Iowa, died Monday, April 24, 2017, at Winneshiek Medical Center, Decorah, Iowa. Jim was born on July 18, 1932, on the family farm near Festina, Iowa, to Joseph and Caroline (Schissel) Lechtenberg. He graduated from De Sales High School in Ossian, Iowa, with the class of 1950.

 

Jim was united in marriage to Edna Hackman on May 17, 1954, at St. Luke Catholic Church in St. Lucas, Iowa. Six children were born to this union. Jim and Edna raised their family on their family farm near Postville, Iowa. Jim was a hard working farmer who also was a Pioneer Seed Corn Rep. for over twenty years.

 

Thu
04
May

Roger Formanek

Roger Formanek

 

 

Roger Nathaniel Formanek, Sr., died on April 27, 2017 at the University of Iowa Hospital following a long illness.  

A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, May 3 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John XXIII Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids with Father Dustin Vu officiating. 

Visitation will be held prior to the service from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.  

Roger was born May 25, 1940 in Chelsea, IA, the son of Frank and Libbie (Kaufman) Formanek.  

He attended St. Wenceslas School and graduated in 1958 from Immaculate Conception. 

Following graduation he served in the U.S. Navy.

On June 15, 1963, he was united in marriage to Mary Etta Courtney and together they were blessed with four sons. 

Thu
04
May

Lois Blackford

Lois Blackford

 

 

Lois Mary (Iliff) Blackford, 78, of Cedar Rapids, passed away Friday, April 21, 2017, at Heritage Nursing Home, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

Burial will be in West Union City Cemetery in West Union, Iowa, next to her parents. 

A private memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Lois was born July 1, 1938, in Sioux City, Iowa, the daughter of the late Eugene and Mary (Patterson) Iliff.

She graduated from Central High School, Sioux City, Iowa, and Jr. Central College in McPherson, Kan. 

Lois was a devout Christian woman who loved reading her Bible daily and singing Christian songs. She loved cats and enjoyed traveling when she was young.

On July 3, 1969, Lois married Darwin Blackford in Sioux City, Iowa, who preceded her in death in 1987.

Thu
04
May

Mark Stewart

Mark Stewart

 

 

Mark Stewart, 63, of Elgin, Iowa passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017 at his home in rural Elgin.  

Mark Edward, the son of Delmar R. and Naomi (Christensen) Stewart, was born Nov. 13, 1953 in Oelwein, Iowa.  

He was baptized and confirmed at Bethel Presbyterian Church in West Union, Iowa.  

Mark graduated from North High School in 1970.

Mark farmed with his family south of Elgin for many years, and he worked as a job coach for RISE in Elkader, helping disabled people work and live in society.

Mark had a passion for farming, animals, air shows, and spending time with his family. He had a joyous spirit and enjoyed life. He knew no stranger, encouraged exploring, and had a love for the outdoors that lives on in his children and grandchildren.  Mark left us too soon; we wish we had more time to make additional memories.  He will be forever in our hearts.  

Thu
04
May

Frances Graham

Frances Graham

 

 

Frances Ruth (Hill) Graham, age 95, of Johnston, formerly of West Union and Hawkeye, passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Bishop Drumm Care Center.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 10, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Fayette County Historical Center in West Union. 

The memorial service will be held at Hawkeye United Methodist Church on Thursday, May 11 at 10 a.m. 

Frances was born to Lacy D. and Ruth J. (Henderson) Hill on Dec. 14, 1921 at their home in rural Coggon, IA.

She was a graduate of Coggon High School, then Iowa State College (Ames, IA) in 1943 with a degree in Homemaking. 

Frances taught at Kalona High School, Kalona, IA for two years, then at West Union High School in West Union, IA for three years.

Wed
26
Apr

Leona Bullerman

Leona Bullerman

 

 

     Leona Bullerman, age 90, of Calmar, Iowa, died peacefully, with her family by her side on Saturday, April 15, 2017, at the Ossian Senior Hospice.

Wed
26
Apr

Paul Bass

Paul Baas

 

 

Paul Douglas Bass, 48, formerly of Mt Pleasant, Iowa, died on Sunday April 9, 2017.  Born on September 8, 1968 to Robert and Nancy (Voshell) Bass in West Union, Iowa. Graduate of Waterloo West High School and attended Hawkeye Tech Community College in Waterloo, Iowa.  He loved photography, enjoyed creative drawing and leatherworking.  Paul was always willing to help others when asked.

Paul was preceded in death by his father and great-nephew, Robert John Paul O’Dell.  He is survived by his mother, 3 sisters and a brother: Becky O’Dell (Darryl Woltzen) of West Union, IA; Deb (Scott) Schlatter of Lincoln, NE; Chris (Matt) White of Pella, IA, and Doug (Kristi) Bass of Sumner, IA. Paul is also survived by 3 nephews and 5 nieces: Cory (Becca) O’Dell Rozline and Ronnie O’Dell; Stephanie and Jacob Schlatter; Logan, Madeline and Olivia White; and Melissa Bass.

Wed
19
Apr

Frederick Waalk

Frederick Waalk

 

 

            Frederick Waalk, 92, of Jacksonville, Florida passed away peacefully in his sleep Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Baptist Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.  A visitation will be on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 5 to 8 pm at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories Stateroom.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 3 pm at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories and entombment at Cedar Memorial Mausoleum. 

Fred was born on October 29, 1924, the son of Guy and Mabel (Reidel) Waalk.  He proudly served his country in WWII aboard the submarine the U.S.S. Cod and on the U.S.S. Proteus.  “Poppy Fred” loved being busy and helping with any project.  He enjoyed old westerns, telling stories of his war service and his youth.  He was a loving father, uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.

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