Obituaries

Wed
25
Sep

Robert Pennebaker

Robert Pennebaker

 

Robert L. Pennebaker, Sr., (Penny to all his friends) 85, of Fayette, passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2019, at Community Memorial Hospital in Sumner.  Visitation will be held on Friday, September 27, 2019, from 11 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. at the Sorden-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Lone Tree.  Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on September 27, 2019, at the Lone Tree Cemetery with military rites provided by the Lone Tree American Legion Post 457.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Lone Tree American Legion Post 457 in memory of Bob.  Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.

Wed
25
Sep

Wally Herman

Wally Herman

 

Wally Herman, 58 of Hawkeye, died Monday, September 23 at home in Hawkeye after a courageous battle with cancer. Services are pending with Becker-Milnes Funeral home, Hawkeye, IA 563-578-3451

 

Wed
25
Sep

Danny Davis

Danny Davis

 

Danny “Dan” J. Davis, 63, of West Union passed away at home on Thursday, September 19, 2019.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, September 25 at 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in West Union with Pastor Adam Starrett officiating. 

A public visitation will be held from 3 PM until 6 PM on Tuesday, September 24 at Zion Lutheran Church in West Union. S.K. Rogers Funeral Home in Fayette is in charge of the arrangements.

Dan was born on August 15, 1956 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids to Larry and Sally (Berg) Davis. He graduated from Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids in 1975. He graduated from Kirkwood Community College and Hawkeye Tech with AA degrees. He earned his Bachelor of Science from Upper Iowa University.

Wed
18
Sep

Donna Larson

Donna Larson

 

Donna Mae Larson,95, of Wadena, passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019, at the Elkader Care Center. She was born July 23, 1924, in Oelwein, Iowa to Joseph (J.E.) and Gladys (Gile) O’Brien. Donna was baptized and confirmed at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein.

She graduated from Sacred Heart High School, Oelwein, with the Class of 1941.

 

On February 3, 1945, Donna was united in marriage to Herman Charles Larson, Jr. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein. The couple farmed near Volga and Wadena, where she enjoyed being a farm wife and homemaker.  Two children were born to this union. They retired to Wadena in 1984. Throughout the years, Donna was very active in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Volga.

 

Wed
11
Sep

Kalen Jacobsen

Kalen Jacobsen

 

A Celebration of Life was held for Kalen Jacobsen at 11 a.m., Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the First Lutheran Church, Decorah, Iowa.

Kalen Layne Jacobsen, 45, passed away on September 3, 2019 at Winneshiek Medical Center, Decorah, IA following a yearlong battle with cancer.  

Wed
11
Sep

Michael Stanbrough

Michael Stanbrough

 

Michael Oliver Stanbrough, 64, passed away peacefully at home on August 30, 2019. He was born on January 4, 1955 in Hampton, IA to Donald and Gertrude (Stubbe) Stanbrough. 

Michael attended school in West Union, IA. He joined the army and served during the Vietnam War. During his time in the military, he met his future wife Lynn Aschnewitz. They later married in April 1979 in Santonio, TX. A short time later they held a wedding at Lynn’s parents farm near Dent, MN.

Michael and Lynn eventually made Dent, MN their home where they had four boys. He enjoyed hobbies such as spearing, fishing, hunting, working on cars, wood working and farming with family and friends.

His father Donald, mother-in-law Jane, and father-in-law Archie preceded Michael into death.

Wed
11
Sep

Geneva Kuennen

Geneva Kuennen

 

Geneva Kuennen, age 91, of St. Lucas passed away on Monday, September 2, 2019 at the Ossian Senior Hospice surrounded by her family. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 5, 2019 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in St. Lucas, IA with Rev. Aaron Junge presiding.  Burial will be in St. Luke’s Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in St. Lucas, IA and also after 10:00 a.m. at the Church on Thursday morning.  The Schluter – Balik Funeral Home in Decorah is handling arrangements.

Wed
11
Sep

Inez Schmitt

Inez Schmitt

 

Inez Schmitt, 79, Of West Union, Iowa died Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital in West Union.  Inez was born February 1, 1940 to Raymond and Hilda (Bohr) Holthaus in Ossian, Iowa. She graduated from Ossian De Sales in 1958 and then attended Paris Beauty Academy in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

      Inez was united in marriage with Daniel Schmitt on June 2, 1962 at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Decorah, Iowa, making their home in West Union since then.  Inez worked as a hairdresser for forty years and owned and operated the Hair Hut in West Union, retiring in 2001. She made many lifelong friends at the Hair Hut, both customers and colleagues. Inez was a member of the Holy Name Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters of the Americas and a lifetime member of the Red Hat Society. 

Wed
11
Sep

Harry Henry

Harry Henry

 

Harry Norman Henry, 80, of West Union, Iowa died Friday, July 26, 2019with his family by his side at Sumner Community Memorial Hospital in Sumner, Iowa. Harry was born February 23, 1939 to Donald and Gladys (Grimes) Henry in West Union, Iowa. He graduated from Fayette High School and attended one year at Iowa State University. 

 

Wed
11
Sep

Mark Zieman

Mark Zieman

 

Mark Louis Zieman, 74, of Postville, Iowa died Sunday, September 8, 2019at his home in rural Postville. He was born January 17, 1945 to Lyle and Leah (Harris) Zieman in Postville. Mark was baptized on February 17, 1945, and confirmed on March 30, 1958, both at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville. He graduated from Postville High School in 1963 and attended Iowa State University.

Mark was united in marriage with Jennifer (Overland) Zieman on August 8, 1964, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville. A farmer since 1965, he also owned Cherry Valley Enterprises and Hi-Way Lanes. Mark followed in his father’s footsteps and proudly served as a State Senator from 2001 to 2008.

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