Obituaries

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Jun

Joyce Shindelar

Joyce Shindelar

 

     Joyce Shindelar, age 76, of Calmar IA, passed away at her home on June 5th, lovingly surrounded by her husband and children after a short battle with cancer. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 304 South Maryville Street, Calmar, IA, with Rev. Robert Gross presiding.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation was held from: 3-7 p.m., on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at the Schluter – Balik Funeral Home, French Chapel, 202 South Washington Street, in Calmar, IA. The Schluter-Balik Funeral Home is handling arrangements. 

Wed
10
Jun

Ellen Hanson

Ellen Hanson

 

Ellen L. Hanson, 93, of Fayette, formerly of Waterloo, died Monday, June 1, 2020, at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette.

  She was born January 14, 1927, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Benjamin and Edna Harder Douglas. She graduated from Waterloo East High School in 1945, from Gates Business College in 1947, and then Moody Bible Institute in 1955. Ellen married William "Bill" M. Hanson on October 28, 1955, in Waterloo at the Walnut Street Baptist Church; he died December 7, 2009.

Wed
10
Jun

Irene Franzen

Irene Franzen

 

Irene M. Franzen age 90 of St. Lucas, IA, died Friday, June 5, 2020, at her home surrounded by all her children.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at St. Luke's Catholic Church, St. Lucas, with Rev. Nick Radloff celebrating the Mass. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Due to COVID restrictions, a luncheon will not take place.  

Friends greetED the family from 4 - 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at St. Lukes Catholic Church, St. Lucas, with a 7 p.m. parish scripture service with Deacon Jim Zajicek presiding. Visitation continues an hour prior to the Mass at the church on Wednesday. All are invited to attend respectfully asking that social distancing practices be observed.  Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences for the Franzen family may be left at hugebackfuneralhome.com

Wed
10
Jun

Lee Stammeyer

Lee Sammeyer

 

Leander Charles Stammeyer, age 99, (long time resident of St. Lucas, Iowa), died on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at Hillcrest Assisted Living, Sumner, IA where he was currently a resident.

     Lee was born on March 31, 1921 the eldest of 12 children born to Peter and Magdalena (Klemmer) Stammeyer.  Lee was a third generation American.  He was raised on a farm east of St. Lucas.  He attended school at St. Lucas grade school.  In 1938 he was offered a high school scholarship to St. Francis Seminary in Milwaukee, WI where he graduated in 1940.  

After high school, Lee came home to help his dad (Pete) in the electrical field for a short time before enrolling in the Coyne Electrical School in Chicago in 1941.  After graduating from Coyne in 1942 he attended Radio Operating School in Gallups Island, NY graduating in 1943.  

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10
Jun

Clair Bentley

Clair Bentley

 

Clair W. Bentley, 85, of Stratford, Iowa died Sunday, June 7, 2020 at the Good Samaritan Society in West Union, Iowa.

Funeral Service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, June 12, 2020 at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Arlington, Iowa with Pastor Joshua Schunk officiating.

Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and after 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Interment will be at the Taylorsville Cemetery, Arlington.

Due to state and federal guidance on gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing will be required.  Those in attendance are suggested to wear a mask.  We encourage relatives and friends not able to attend the service to reach out to the family by leaving a message on the funeral home web site, by mail, text or phone.  Clair Bentley Family, P.O. Box 614, Oelwein, Iowa 50662

Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

Wed
03
Jun

Jim Ihde

Jim Ihde

 

James “Jim Bob” Ihde age 60 of Fredericksburg, IA, died Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at his home.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 6, 2020, at Hugeback - Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory in Fredericksburg. Friends may greet the family from 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

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03
Jun

Florian Winter

Florian Winter

 

Florian Winter, age 87 of Waucoma, IA, died Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at his home.

A Public Graveside Service was held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 29, 2020, at St. Luke Catholic Cemetery, St. Lucas with Rev. Robert Gross officiating.  Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home and Crematory is entrusted with arrangements.  Online condolences may be left at hugebackfuneralhome.com  

 
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03
Jun

Dorline Allbee

Dorline Allbee

 

Dorline Allbee returned to her heavenly father at age 98 on May 23, 2020, while in residence at Stoney Brook Village in West Union, Iowa. Dorline Marie (Kirchmann) Allbee, daughter of Hulda (Meyer) and Edward Kirchmann was born in Sumner, Iowa, on August 19, 1921.  She was baptized on September 4, 1921, and later confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sumner, Iowa.  She graduated from Sumner High School in May 1938.    She married Dale Allbee on October 26, 1940, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waterloo, Iowa.   The couple initially lived in Waterloo, Iowa, but moved to West Union after Dale returned home in 1946 following service in the navy during World War II.    The couple had two children – Judy and Alan.  

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May

Darlene Elsbernd

Darlene Elsbernd

 

Darlene Elsbernd, age 83, died on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at her home in Calmar, IA.  

A private family burial was held on May 5, 2020. 

A memorial mass and celebration of life will be held at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Calmar after the restrictions from COVID-19 are lifted.  

Darlene was born December 16, 1936 to Edward and Agnes Langreck in West Union, Iowa. She grew up on the family farm with three younger brothers LaVern, Jerry, and Billy. She attended grade school in St Lucas and graduated from St. Luke's High School in St. Lucas, Iowa in 1954.

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20
May

Eunice Nading

Eunice Nading

 

Eunice J. Nading, 102, of West Union, Iowa died peacefully in her home with family by her side on Sunday, May IO, 2020. Eunice, the daughter of Arthur and Hilda (Lemke) Staack, was born on June 17, 1917 in Guttenberg, Iowa. She was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Clayton Center, Iowa. At the age of 2 years, Eunice moved with her parents to a farm near Clayton Center, where she was raised in a German community and attended Denmark Country School. During her childhood, Eunice spoke only German in her Clayton Center home and in church.

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