Janet M. Buschhaus (nee Ritchie) found peace February 26, 2014 at the age of 78.
Born in LeMars, she grew up in West Union. In 1953, she graduated from West Union High School, where she participated in many activities. To stay in touch, she and seven of her classmates began a round-robin letter over 60 years ago, and it continues to this day.
Janet married Rolf Buschhaus on June 23, 1957, at United Methodist Church in West Union.
Preceded in death by her husband Rolf and her brother Fred Ritchie. Dear mother of Ann (Allan Ries) Buschhaus, and Karl Rosemary). Loving Grandmother to Anke, and Soren Ries-Buschhaus, Octavia, Kenneth, Roland, and Torsten Buschhaus. Dear sister of Karen (Stephen) Hessl. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Joint memorial service held for John and Barbara Loyd
Barbara A. Loyd, 72, of Salem, IA died Wednesday, February 19, 2014, from injuries sustained in a residential fire. Her husband, John, died simultaneously in the tragedy.
Mrs. Loyd’s body has been cremated. A memorial service was held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 28 at the Faith Christian Outreach Church in Mount Pleasant with Pastor Monte Knudsen officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date at the Salem East Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials should be directed to family.
Albert Flores, 84, of Mason City, died Thursday (Feb. 20, 2014) at Hospice of North Iowa, Mason City.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at Epiphany Parish-Holy Family Catholic Church, 714 N. Adams Ave., Mason City.
Visitation was held one hour prior to the service at Epiphany Parish-Holy Family Catholic Church. Burial was held in Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery, Mason City.
Those wishing to give a memorial in his memory may wish to consider a contribution to the Hospice of North Iowa.
Albert Flores, the son of Joseph and Emma (Trujillo) Flores, was born June 4, 1929, in Mason City. As a young man he moved with his family to Durango, Mexico. It was there that he met his future wife, Herminia Loera.
George C. Wolfe, age 83, of Ossian, died Monday, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at Aase Haugen Home in Decorah.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church in Ossian, with Rev. Msgr. Cletus J. Hawes officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with full military honors by Brockman Hammersland American Legion Post 503.
Fjelstul Funeral Home in Decorah assisted the family with the arrangements.
Mary Lou Greco, 80, of rural Maynard, died on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Jan. 18, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein with the Rev. Paul McManus and Deacon Jim Patera officiating.
Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Oelwein.
A memorial fund has been established for Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein assisted the family with the arrangements.
Mary Lou Taylor was born on March 17, 1933, in Oelwein, the daughter of Jay and Lucille (Nank) Taylor.
She received her education at the Maynard schools and graduated in the West Central Class of 1951. Mary Lou was united in marriage to Peter John Greco on Aug. 17, 1957, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein. They lived and farmed in rural Maynard for 56 years.
Sue M. Hansmeier, 67, of Waukon, IA, died Monday, February 17, 2014, at her home in Waukon. Memorial services were held Wednesday, February 19th, at 7:00 PM at Echo Valley Banquet Center in West Union, IA. Pastor Galen Smith officiated. Friends called from 3:00 PM until the time of service Wednesday at the Echo Valley Banquet Center. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon was in charge of arrangements.
Thomas Joseph Durnan, 70, of West Union, passed away at his home on Thursday, February 20, 2014. A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.
Thomas Joseph Durnan was born on March 21, 1943 in Ossian, IA, the son of Philip and Lena (Sanquist) Durnan. He proudly served his country in the US Navy after high school. He married his wife, Karen on October 24, 1990 in Woodstock, IL.
Thomas is survived by his wife, Karen; daughter, Christina “Tina” (Randy) Nau of Tipton; son, Thomas Joseph “T.J.” (Jenny) Durnan of Seattle, WA; grandsons, Corey Nau of Avondale, AZ, Garrett Nau of Tipton; sister, Marilee Jensen of Phoenix, AZ; brother, Laurence Durnan of Waterloo; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Thomas was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Beverly Reeves and Phyllis Marsden; brothers, Jerald, Daniel, and David Durnan.
Rita M. Bushman, 88, of Ossian, passed away Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at Gunderson Health Systems in LaCrosse, Wis.
Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the Schmitz-Grau Funeral Home in Ossian and one hour before services at the church on Wednesday. There will be a 3:30 p.m. Catholic Daughters Rosary Service and a 6:30 p.m. Scripture Service at the funeral home on Tuesday.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Ossian with Monsignor Cletus Hawes as celebrant.
Inurnment will be held at a later date in the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Cemetery in Ossian.