Obituaries

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Tue
24
Mar

Velma Irene Bunting

Velma Bunting

Velma Irene Bunting, 94, of Edgewood, Iowa, formerly of Littleport, passed away on Friday, March 20, 2020, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home, surrounded by as many family members as possible.  She was born on August 28, 1925, near Lamont.

Tue
17
Mar

Diane K. Glawe

Diane K. Glawe, age 60, died Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at Glen Oaks Health and Rehabilitation in Shelbyville, Tennessee.  Born in Postville, Iowa on May 4, 1959 to the late Lloyd Everett and Florence (Laramee) Reierson, Diane was an active member of Marion Lutheran Church in her youth, as she grew up in rural Elgin, Iowa.

She attended Valley Community Schools and on July 12, 1980 was united in marriage to Randy E. Glawe at Marion Lutheran Church.  She and Randy had no children but were avid sports fans and diligently loved and followed Nascar.  They lived and worked in several locales, following Randy's occupation as a water tank installation manager.

Diane is survived by a sister, Betty Dyrland, and a brother, Richard Reierson
No memorial services are planned.  Jennings & Ayers Funeral Home is handling arrangements.  

Tue
17
Mar

Carl Burgin

Elkader
Carl Joseph Burgin, 34, of Elkader, died Thursday, March 12, 2020, at Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center in LaCrosse, WI. He was born May 17, 1985, to Bill and Marcia (Dahling)
Burgin, in Elkader, Iowa.

Carl is survived by his son, Bentley Hallock of Elkader.

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, all services were cancelled. A Celebration of Life Service
will be held at a later date.

Leonard – Grau Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Elkader is helping the family
with arrangements

Fri
13
Mar

Thomas Norman Baker

Thomas Norman Baker, 85, of Gunder, Iowa died Friday, March 6, 2020, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. Thomas was born August 17, 1934.

 

Thomas was united in marriage with Barbara Jarm on August 18, 1956, at St. Stephens Catholic Church in Des Plaines, Illinois.   Thomas was a member of the Marion Lutheran Church in Gunder, Iowa and a life time member of NRA. Thomas enjoyed hunting, woodworking, gardening and working around the farm.

 

Fri
13
Mar

Richard "Dick" Clauson

Richard “Dick” Clauson, 82, of Lansing, Iowa died Sunday, March 8, 2020, at Thornton Manor in Lansing, Iowa. Richard was born February 26, 1938, to Walter and Dorothy (Wright) Clauson in Strawberry Point, Iowa. He graduated from Strawberry Point High School and attended University of Iowa Business School.

 

Dick was united in marriage with Ruth Viette Englehorn on July 26, 1959, at United Methodist Church in Lansing. Dick worked for the American Airlines as a Pilot from 1960 to 1995.

 

Mon
09
Mar

Robert "Bob" Bankes

Robert “Bob” Bankes, 92, of Union, IA went to be with Lord and Savior on the morning of February 29, 2020, at the Iowa River Hospice Home with his family at his side.

A celebration of life was held for Bob on Monday, March 2, 2020 at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown, IA. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or the American Human Society,

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 38 years, Kathy Bankes, children Joel (Karen) Bankes; Julia Buis; Allan (Debbie) Bankes; Lee Collins, Kristeen Perkidsl Mark (Kibby) Collins; Kelly Kadner; and Matt Demmel; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren,  one on    the way; his uncle, Harry Hubbard; numerous nieces and nephews; and his nine four-legged furry companions.

Mon
02
Mar

Donald Wold

Donald Aden Wold, age 93, of Saint Olaf, Iowa, died February 23, 2020, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home. He was born on February 18, 1927, on the Wold family farm, rural Saint Olaf, Iowa, the son of Harrison and Gina Gilbertson Wold.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Berniece, his beloved parents, and all of his siblings, Rachel, Harrison, Ruth, and Leigh. He is survived by his daughter, Dawn, and her husband, Dr. David Herrmann; his grandson, Zach Herrmann and wife Jillian; and his great-granddaughter, Emmajean Herrmann.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 2, 2020, with a visitation one hour before - all at Norway Lutheran Church, rural St. Olaf with Rev. Marshall Hahn officiating. Interment was at Norway Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural St. Olaf.

Leonard Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elkader assisted the family.

Tue
25
Feb

Robert August Schultz

Robert August Schultz was born August 17, 1924, in Postville, Iowa. He died at Unity Point Health, Allen Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa at the age of 95 years old.

Robert graduated from Luana Consolidated High School in Luana, Iowa in 1941 and started a farming career just outside of Luana.

Tue
25
Feb

Lyneen Cheeseman Blate

Lyneen Cheeseman Blate, 79, of Elkader passed away at the University of Iowa Hospitals on February 21, 2020. Lyneen was born February 8, 1941, to Robert E and LaVon (Kruse) Cheeseman. Lynn was a graduate of the Central Community High School Class of 1958. She later earned her masters degree and taught for many years for the Florida school system.

Lynn loved the country life and upon retirement returned to Elkader in 1998, with her late husband, Larry, and together they enjoyed the many animals and the wildlife that took up residence on their farm. She especially loved sharing her array of horses, dogs, cats and burrows with all who visited.

Lyneen was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two rainbow babies. Per Lyneen’s wishes, Iowa Cremation of Cedar Rapids, is in charge of private services to be held later this year. Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.iowacremation.com under Obituaries.

Fri
21
Feb

Orlan Reimer

Orlan Herman Reimer, 95, of Elkader, died peacefully Saturday, February 8, 2020, at the Elkader Care
Center. He was born on August 12, 1924, the third son of Henry and Lucy (Mueller) Reimer.

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