Obituaries

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Oct

Sheldon Fox

Sheldon Fox

 

Sheldon Fox, 96, of Oelwein, formerly of Randalia, passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Oelwein Healthcare Center. A private family service will be held at the Geilenfeld-Buehner Funeral Home in Oelwein with inurnment at the Greenwood Cemetery near Westgate. A public Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. A memorial fund has been established. For condolences, please visit www.geilenfeldfh.com.

Sheldon Eugene Fox was born June 6, 1924 on the family farm in rural Westgate to parents Roy Earl and Nellie Jane (Palmerston) Fox. He attended country school through 8th grade and then Maynard High School. On November 29, 1945 he was united in marriage with Mary “Betty” Woods at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fayette.  

Wed
28
Oct

Lester Shogren

Lester Shogren

 

We are rejoicing that Lester Clair Shogren is now in heaven singing with his Lord and Savior.

There will be a memorial service Saturday, October 31st at Center Baptist Church in Lansing. Friends may visit beginning at 10 a.m., with the service following at 11 a.m., and lunch at the church afterward.  Interment will be in the Center Baptist Cemetery. 

Lester was born June 26, 1933 to Clarence and Lillian Shogren, in Waukon, Iowa.  He graduated from Waukon High School in 1951, and served in the US Army during the Korean War from 1953 to 1955.  

Lester married June Godfrey on April 1, 1963 in Iowa City.  He worked for Western Electric for thirteen years, during which time the family moved frequently.  They settled in Allamakee County to farm from 1973 until 1987.  Lester also worked for the Telephone Company, Dee Implement, Bituma Corporation, and Systems Equipment Corp.

Wed
28
Oct

Joe Ball

Joe Ball

Joe Ball, 78 of Mount Horeb, WI passed away on Saturday, October 17 at the VA Hospice in Madison, WI. His sister, Mary Ball Olson is from West Union. For further information contact: www.gundersonfh.com

Wed
28
Oct

Sylvan Taylor

Sylvan Taylor

 

Sylvan James Taylor, 86, of Clermont, Iowa died Friday, October 23, 2020 at Good Samaritan Society in West Union, Iowa. Sylvan James was born March 15, 1934 to James and Selma (Olson) Taylor in Pleasant Valley Township, Fayette County, Iowa. He was baptized April 22, 1934 and confirmed June 1, 1945, both at East Clermont Lutheran Church in Clermont, Iowa. Sylvan graduated from Clermont High School in 1953.

 

Wed
28
Oct

Paul Suhr

Paul Suhr

 

Paul L. Suhr, 80, of Arlington, Iowa died Wednesday afternoon, October 21, 2020 at Grandview Healthcare Center in Oelwein, Iowa.

A private family visitation and funeral service will be held at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein with Pastor Clark Baldwin officiating.

Interment: Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, rural Oelwein.

Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

Wed
28
Oct

Doris Saboe

Doris Saboe

 

Doris Saboe, 92, of West Union, Iowa died Sunday, October 18, 2020 at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette, Iowa. Doris Elene Saboe was born at home on February 10, 1928 on the farm she grew up on near the Turkey River north of West Union, Fayette County Iowa.  Doris was the youngest of seven children, Mayme, Palmer, Agnes, Alvin, Marvin and Clarion, born to Peter and Laura (Kleppe) Helgerson.  

 

Doris was baptized on March 11,1928 and confirmed on September 7, 1941 at the First Lutheran Church on the Ossian blacktop where she remained a member until she was united in marriage to Arnold C. (Sam) Saboe on June 18, 1946. She then joined St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Eldorado and lived to become the oldest living member.  To them were born three daughters and one son, Ardys Diane, Marcia Ann, Dorene Kay and Leslie Arnold, who died in infancy.

 

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28
Oct

Reuben Steffens

Reuben Steffens

 

Reuben Henry Steffens, 96, of Clermont passed away peacefully on October 19, 2020, with his children by his side at the Ossian Senior Hospice where he had been residing since March 12, 2020.

     Reuben was born on the family farm near Eldorado, Iowa, October 2, 1924, to Edward and Frieda (Vagts) Steffens. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Peters Lutheran Church, Eldorado. Reuben began his education in a rural school, Dover #4, and graduated from the West Union High School in 1942. 

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28
Oct

John Juen

John Juen

 

John Joseph William Juen, 60, of Elgin, Iowa died Sunday, October 18, 2020, due to heart complications, surrounded by family. John was born November 5, 1959 in Decorah, Iowa, the beloved son of William and Helen (Gerleman) Juen.

     John worked as a Body Man, repairing the exterior of vehicles and aligning frames. He started at Rapids Chevrolet in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Falb Motor Co. in Elgin, Iowa and Wilbur Ford, West Union, Iowa. 

Wed
28
Oct

Jean Ostert

Jean Ostert

 

Jean Shirley Ostert, 84, of West Union, Iowa passed peacefully into the arms of her lord on Thursday, October 22, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.

Jean Shirley Overhouse was born on December 30, 1935 in Maneek near Castalia, Iowa to Burt A. Overhouse and Mabel C. Reckward. She was baptized October 16, 1938 at Glenwood Lutheran Church- near Decorah, Iowa. She was confirmed April 10, 1949 at St. Peter’s Lutheran church in Dubuque, Iowa. 

She lived on farms in the Decorah, Waukon, Postville, and Rossville areas until moving to Dubuque in 1946. Jean attended country schools, then the elementary schools of Prescott and Fulton-Jefferson Jr. High and then Dubuque Senior High School, graduating in June of 1954. While living there, she worked in the film library of the Board of Education, was a maid, did general cleaning, waitress, cashier and book keeper for a clothing store.

Wed
21
Oct

Jamey Burns

Jamey Burns

 

Jamey “Curly” “Putts” Burns, 48, of rural Hawkeye, died Sunday, October 11, 2020, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin, after a sudden illness. 

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, October 18, 2020, starting at 3:00 PM at the Hawkeye Community Hall. Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye is assisting the family.

 

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