Obituaries

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Michael Lueder

Michael Lueder

 

 

Michael Carl Lueder, 68, of West Union, Iowa died, Sunday, August 15, 2021 at his home. Michael was born December 19, 1952 to John Carl and Jeanette Anna (Springer) Lueder in West Union, Iowa. He attended North Fayette School and graduated in 1971. Michael was soon drafted into the United States Army, serving his time at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. 

Michael was united in marriage with Diane Streif. To this union three children were born. They later divorced. Michael enjoyed spending time with his dog, listening to his 60’s jams, driving his truck, farming and visiting his granddaughters. Michael was known to give everyone his opinion, if they wanted it or not, he was never wrong.

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25
Aug

Karolin Lehman

Karolin Lehman

 

Karolin Jeanette Lehman, 89, of West Union, Iowa, formerly of Elgin, died July 19, 2021. A Celebration of Life for Karolin will be held Saturday, September 4 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Elgin, IA. Visitation will be Friday, September 3 from 4:00- 7:00 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow at the Elgin Cemetery, Elgin, Iowa with Pastor Cody Cline as the Officiant. 

Wed
18
Aug

Arthur Eckheart

Arthur Eckheart

 

Arthur George “Art” Eckheart was blessed with his final wish to pass away peacefully in the house where he was born.  He joined his Lord and family in heaven on Saturday, August 14, 2021, at the age of 74 years.

Funeral Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 19, 2021, at St. John Lutheran Church, Arlington, with Pastor  Clark Baldwin officiating.

Visitation is from  3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Arlington, and for one hour before the service at the church on Thursday.   Interment will be at Reed Cemetery, rural Arlington, Iowa. Condolences may be mailed to: Art Eckheart Family, P.O. Box 614, Oelwein, Iowa 50662. Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com  

Wed
18
Aug

Lynn Kerker

Lynn Kerker

 

Lynn E. Kerker, age 97, of Dubuque, IA, formerly of East Dubquue, IL, passed away peacefully on August 10, 2021, surrounded by her family.  She was born in Millboro, South Dakota to Guy and Alice (Dick) Clover. Her family moved to Council Bluffs when she was a baby. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School. She married her first love, Earl J. Kerker, in Hiawatha, Kansas on November 23, 1946. Their first date was the day before he left for the Army, and they wrote letters for three years during the war.

Her first job was with Guarantee Mutual Life Co. in Omaha, where she was studying to be a Life Office Management Associate.

Wed
18
Aug

Catherine "Cathy" Bemiss

Catherine "Cathy" Bemiss

 

 

Catherine “Cathy” Irene Bemiss, 75, of West Union, Iowa died Saturday, August 14, 2021 at Stoney Brook Village, West Union.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 19, 2021 from 4-7 p.m. at Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, West Union, Iowa with a one our visitation before services at the church on Friday.

Funeral Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 20, 2021 at Bethel Presbyterian Church, West Union, Iowa with Rev. Don Best as the Officiant.

Burial will follow at West Union Cemetery, West Union, Iowa.

Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, West Union, Iowa is helping the family with the arrangements.

 

 

Wed
18
Aug

Joy Eischeid

Joy Eischeid

 

Joy Eischeid (Garvin), 79, passed away peacefully due to complications of heart arrhythmia and heart failure at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids on August 9, 2021. When the Lord called her home, her hands were held by her three daughters and husband of over sixty years. 

Joy was born July 20, 1942 in Waterloo, Iowa, one of six children to parents Jack and Doris (Rowell) Garvin. She was baptized and confirmed at her lifelong church, Bethel Presbyterian. She graduated from North High School in 1960, where she twirled the baton as head majorette, boogied at sock hops, and represented her class at Homecoming all four years. She also met the love of her life, Mike Eischeid, living seven miles south in Fayette. Mike and Joy were married January 28, 1961 and their nearly sixty-one-year love affair would include three daughters - Jennifer, Julie and Kate. 

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18
Aug

Gary Fink

Gary Fink

 

 

Gary L. “Cuda” Fink, 60, of Maynard, Iowa died Wednesday evening, August 11, 2021, at his home after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis.

Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. Monday, August 16, 2021, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Maynard with Rev. Dennis Frank officiating.

Visitation: 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. Sunday, August 15, 2021, at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Maynard and for one hour before the service at the church on Monday.

Interment: Long Grove Cemetery in Maynard.

Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

Wed
18
Aug

Donald Vagts

Donald Vagts

 

 

Donald Wayne ‘Andy’ Vagts, 90, of West Union, died Saturday, August 7, 2021. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, West Union. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, August 27, 2021, at the church.

 
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18
Aug

Dixie (Traeger) Hennig

Dixie (Traeger) Hennig

 

Dixie L. (Traeger) Hennig, 85, of Fayette died Thursday, August 12, 2021, at Corridor Crossing Place in Cedar Rapids.

Visitation will be held at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Memorial service at 10:30 Thursday, August 19, 2021, at the First United Methodist Church in Fayette with Rev. Mike Jager officiating. Inurnment will follow at Grandview Cemetery in Fayette. Food and fellowship will follow the committal service on Thursday at the Church. The family invites all to join them during that time. Becker & Son Funeral Home in Fayette is assisting Dixie’s family. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com.

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18
Aug

Clarion Johnson

Clarion Johnson

 

 

Clarion Everett Johnson, 78, of Eldorado, Iowa died Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at Good Samaritan Society in West Union, Iowa. Clarion was born May 25, 1943, son of Henry and Charlotte Johnson. He attended school at Dover #2 and Dover #3 country schools. He also attended high school at West Union until 1961. Clarion did odd jobs for farmers and worked at Goodwill. He received his GED in 1987. Clarion was a good artist and displayed his pencil drawings at the Fayette County Fair.

Clarion lived in the Eldorado area most of his life until he sold his house and moved to West Union into an apartment. He was a resident of the Good Samaritan Home in West Union for almost ten years.

Preceding Clarion in death were his parents, Henry and Charlotte John; and one brother, David Johnson.

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

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