Obituaries

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Rosella Boleyn

Rosella Boleyn

 

Rosella Ann Boleyn, 91, of Elgin, Iowa died Monday, December 27, 2021 at Gundersen Palmer Hospital, West Union, Iowa.

She was born on February 5, 1930 to Woodford and Elsie Mae (Harris) Craig in Grundy Center, Iowa. She attended Beaman High School, Beaman, Iowa.

Rosella was united in marriage with Robert Boleyn on April 17, 1949 at the First Baptist Church, Elgin, Iowa. Four children were born to this union, Cindy, Craig, Cary and Shelli. Rosella worked at
Palmer Hospital as a dietician/cook, she also worked at Iowa Turkey Products. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the First Baptist Church, Elgin, Iowa. Rosella enjoyed reading books, playing cards, dancing and singing with family and at church. She also volunteered at the nursing home and her and Bob would put on a “once a year” fish fry.

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A. W. Martin

A. W. Martin

 

 

A.W. Martin, 95, of Fayette, died Saturday, December 25, 2021, at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, services will be held at a later date. Service date and time will be posted once they become available.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in A.W.’s name to the Salvation Army or a charity of the donor’s choice. Becker & Son Funeral Home in Fayette is assisting A.W.’s family.

Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com. 

 
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Eldon Ingamells

Eldon Ingamells

 

 

Eldon Ingamells, 87, of Stanley passed away Tuesday December 21, 2021.  Visitation was from 3:00-6:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 26, 2021 at the Geilenfeld-Buehner Funeral Home in Oelwein, with Masonic services beginning at 6:00 p.m. by the Hebron Masonic Lodge of Oelwein.  Funeral services began at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, December 27, 2021 at the Stanley Union Church in Stanley with Pastor Phil Rownd officiating.  Interment was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens at Hazleton.  Memorials wmay be directed to the Stanley Union Church and Camp Courageous.  www.geilenfeldfh.com.

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Wilma Cline

Wilma Cline

 

Wilma Mae Martin Cline was born on December 21, 1931 in Clermont, Iowa. Wilma passed peacefully unexpectedly at her home surrounded by her family on December 21, 2021. 

She was baptized in 1932 and confirmed in 1946 at East Clermont Lutheran Church. She attended Sunday School for 12 years and never missed a day. She received pins for perfect attendance. Wilma attended Clayton County Rural Schools and graduated from West Union High School in 1950. She loved attending her high school class reunions.

She was the daughter of Willard McKinley Martin and Marie Ellen Bertina Johnson Mosby Martin. 

Wilma was a Nurse Aid at Palmer Memorial Hospital in West Union in 1951 to 1953.

She married James “Jim” Cline at First Presbyterian Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on March 31, 1953. To this union, eight children were born. 

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James Learn

James Learn

 

James “Jim” Howard Learn, 71, of Denver, died Monday, December 20, 2021, at his residence.

 

Jim was born November 21, 1950, in Postville, Iowa, the son of Howard and Helen (Plaster)

Learn. He graduated from West Union High School in 1969. He then entered the United States

Army, serving until his honorable discharge in 1971. Jim attended NEICC in Calmer in their

electrician program and then Hawkeye Community College where he studied industrial

technology. On June 19, 1976, he was united in marriage to Renae Reierson at East Clermont

Lutheran Church in rural Clermont, Iowa. To this union, three daughters were born. The family made their home in Janesville and then moved to Denver several years later; Jim built both the homes the family lived in. He was a 30 year employee at John Deere where he worked as a machine mechanic, retiring in 2005.

 

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Frederick Chapman

Frederick Chapman

 

Frederick W. “Fred” Chapman, 75, of Quasqueton, Iowa, died Saturday morning, December 25, 2021, surrounded by his loving family at his daughter’s home in Oelwein.

Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 31, 2021, at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein with Jeff Johnson officiating. Visitation: 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 30, 2021, and for one hour before the service on Friday at the funeral home. Inurnment: At a later date in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, rural Oelwein.

Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, social distancing and masks are suggested at the visitation and service.

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Lori Hunker

Lori Huinker

 

Mass of Christian Burial was held for Lori Huinker Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Cathoilic Church, Festina, IA. Interment followed in Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Cemetery, Festina, IA. Arrangements were by Schluter – Balik Funeral Home.

Dolores “Lori” Huinker, age 91, of Festina, Iowa, died on Sunday, December 5, 2021, at her home outside of Festina, IA.

Dolores “Lori” (Kuennen) Huinker was born on October 4, 1930 the daughter of Clem and Mathilda (Croatt) Kuennen on the family farm outside of St Lucas, IA. She attended St. Luke’s Catholic School. After finishing school, Lori helped work on the farm with her family. 

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Mildred Butikofer

Mildred Butikofer

 

     Mildred “Millie” Jean Butikofer, age 97, of Elgin, Iowa, went home to be with the Lord on Monday morning, December 13, 2021, with her dear husband, Paul, holding her hand.  Millie was the daughter of Hans and Lydia Friederich and was born in Elgin, Iowa, on June 9, 1924, along with her twin sister, Margaret.  At age 10, Millie moved with her family to Taylor, Missouri.  She later married Paul Butikofer on May 8, 1949, in the Taylor Apostolic Christian Church.

     Millie graduated from Palmyra High School in Palmyra, Missouri, in 1942.  After graduating, she worked in a shoe factory for several years.  As a young adult, Millie made the important decision to surrender her life to Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior.  She was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church and had an enduring faith until the end.

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Jeffrey Enlow

Jeffrey Enlow

 

Jeffrey Wayne Enlow, 51, of Elgin, Iowa died Friday, December 17, 2021 at his home in Elgin, Iowa. He was born, February 20, 1970 to Bobby Newton and Vanga (Adams) Enlow in Aurora, Illinois. Jeff graduated from Plano High School, Plano, Illinois.

Jeff worked at Rupp Captivaire, West Union, Iowa. He was a mason of the Sunbeam Lodge #428, Plano, Illinois. He enjoyed playing baseball, bowling, and spending time with his friends through the years from kindergarten and on. Jeff loved his family. He was an avid Pittsburg Steelers and the Chicago Cubs fan.

Jeff is survived by his mother, Vanga (Frank Hill) Enlow of Elgin, Iowa; sister, Deborah Couch of Earville,  Illinois; two brothers, Mike (Amy) Enlow of Potosi, Wisconsin and John (Kristy) Enlow of Yorkville, Illinois; nieces, Jennifer Ostram, Kaitlyn McCoy and Audrey Enlow and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

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Marcia Wolf

Marcia Wolf

 

It is with great sadness that the family of Marcia Ann Wolf announces her passing on December 6th at the age of 83.

Marcia is survived by her children Pam Engman, Elly (Neil) Gibbs and Rick (Nancy) Engman, grandchildren Kali and Kaden Gibbs, Nate and Riley Engman and her brothers Dr. Butch (Jane) Wolf and Dr. Howard (Rose) Wolf.

Marcia was born in Decorah, Iowa on April 24, 1938. She was the daughter of Dr. Henry (“Doc”) Wolf, the sole doctor for a wide swath of rural northeastern Iowa, and his wife Rose.  Although she ultimately settled in Colorado, she was proud of being a “small town Iowa girl” and kept close ties with her hometown, including frequent trips for “homecoming” and other events, corresponding with friends and classmates, and maintaining a subscription to her beloved local newspaper - The Elgin Echo.

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