Obituaries

Wed
26
Jul

Michael Fielding

Michael Fielding

 

 

Michael “Mike” Fielding, 77, died peacefully on Monday, July 17, 2017 in Royal Blackburn Hospital. 

Much loved husband of Val and father to Andrea and Louise, granddad to Jack, Ben, Emma and Mattias, Fielding was a former teacher for over 30 years at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School. 

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 28, 2017, at Accrington Crematorium, followed by cremation. 

Memorials, if so desired, in memory of Mike may be given to: The Alzheimer's Society and/or British Heart Foundation, c/o Clitheroe Funeral Service, 10/12 Whalley Road, Clitheroe, BB7 1AW. 01200 443045.

Mike Fielding was instrumental in establishing the British Exchange program at North Fayette High School. 

Wed
26
Jul

Willys Fritz

Willys Fritz

 

 

Willys “Willie” Fritz, 83, of West Union, Iowa died Monday, July 17, 2017 in West Union, Iowa from injuries sustained in a car accident. 

He was born on Father’s Day on a farm near Alpha, Iowa to Alfred and Elsie (Borcherding) Fritz on June 17, 1934. He was the oldest of two children. 

He was baptized at St. Peter (Richfield) on July 8, 1934 in Sumner, Iowa and confirmed on March 21, 1948 at St John Lutheran Church in Sumner. 

Willie learned the value of hard work at the young age of 13, when he lost his father. His first job was at the Sumner Bakery. He also worked for Sumner Tire where he fixed a tire for 75 cents and cleaned a car inside and out for $1.50. 

He graduated from Sumner High School in 1952. 

Wed
19
Jul

Dorothea Odekirk

Dorothea Odekirk

 

 

Dorothea M. Odekirk, 89, of Fayette died Monday, July 10, 2017 at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette.

 

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 2017, at the United Methodist Church in Fayette with Rev. Mee Kang officiating. Interment will follow at Dunham Grove Cemetery rural, Randalia.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday, July 14th at Becker-Milnes Funeral home in Fayette and for one hour preceding services at the church on Saturday. Memorials may be made in her name to the United Methodist Church in Fayette or Palmer Lutheran Hospice. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com.

 

Wed
19
Jul

LInda Becker

Linda Becker

 

 

Linda L. Becker, 68, of Sumner, died Thursday, July 13, 2017, at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City, following a sudden and unexpected illness.

 

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner with Rev. Cheryl Szabo officiating. Burial will follow at Union Mound Cemetery in Sumner. Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 18th at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner and for one hour preceding services at the church on Wednesday. Memorials may be given to the family for designation at a later date. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com.

 

Wed
19
Jul

Harold Frick

Harold Frick

 

 

Harold Albert Frick, 96, of Elkader died peacefully at his sons’ home, Monday, July 3, 2017, in Manchester, Iowa.

He was born August 27, 1920 in Plain, WI to Alfred and Rose (Nachreiner) Frick.

Harold was united in marriage to Letha Marie McManus on May 18, 1946, in Pontiac, MI. The couple was married for 62 years and blessed with four children. They spent their winters in Winter Haven, FL. for over 25 years.

He proudly enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in August of 1942 and wounded in action on the 8th day of the Battle of Iwo Jima on Feb. 26, 1945. He was discharged as a Private First Class in August 1945 after recovering from his wounds. Harold was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a local member of the VFW Post 106 and American Legion Posts: Elkader, IA Post #0106 and Sebastopol, CA Post #3919. 

Wed
19
Jul

Diane Fay

Diane Fay

 

 

Diane M. Fay, formerly of Sumner, died Friday, May 12, 2017, at her home in Des Moines.  

On Sunday, July 23, a rosary will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 6 p.m. The family will then greet friends and relatives until 8 p.m. 

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 24. 

All events will take place at Immaculate Conception Church in Sumner.

Wed
19
Jul

Robert Proctor

Robert Proctor

 

 

Robert W. Proctor, age 91, passed away at Manor Care Nursing Home in Waterloo, Iowa on July 5, 2017. 

Robert was one of two children born to Ralph and Wanda Proctor of Alpha, Ia.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia, his sister, Lorraine (Rollin) Krueger, stepchildren Roger Huschen of Alpha, IA and Lucinda (Vernon) Schmitz of West Union, IA, and three children, Luanne Douglas of Forest City, IA, Charlie Proctor of Boone, IA, and Tim (Jenny) Proctor of Patton, MO. 

Robert proudly served his country as a Private in the United States Army and was a cook during the WW II campaign in the Pacific. He was a member of the American Legion for 70 years. 

Wed
05
Jul

James Scally

James Scally

 

 

James J. Scally, age 63 of Waterloo, IA formerly of New Hampton, died Saturday, June 17, 2017 at his home of natural causes.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date with burial at Calvary Cemetery in New Hampton.  

Online condolences for Jim's family may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com

Memorials may be directed to the family.

James "Jim" Scally was born Dec. 1, 1953 in New Hampton, the son of Francis and Jovina (Gerleman) Scally.  

He worked at White Corporation, Conway Trucking, and most recently retired from Target Distribution Center. 

Wed
28
Jun

Ronald Kruse

Ronald Kruse

 

 

A Mass of Christian Burial for Ronald Kruse, 79, of Fort Atkinson was celebrated on Wednesday, June 21, at St. Luke Catholic Church in St. Lucas.

Ronald died Saturday, June 17, 2017, following a short illness.

Wed
28
Jun

Susan Dohrmann

Susan Dohrmann

 

 

Susan Jane Dohrmann, age 75, of Fayette, Iowa died on June 24, 2017 warmly embraced by family and friends. 

She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, William B. Dohrmann, and their children, Ann Dohrmann (Matt Maruggi), Jane Dohrmann (Don Anderson), Tom Dohrmann (Nayantara Mukerji), grandchildren Hope Dohrmann Anderson, Benjamin Dohrmann Maruggi, Sofia Dohrmann Maruggi, Ishan Dohrmann, and Ila Dohrmann. 

Additional surviving family members include her sister Linda Ellis (William Ellis), brother Albert “Sparky” Duroe (Suzanne Duroe), brother-in-law Boyd Dohrmann (Irene Dohrmann), numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and a lifetime of friends.  

She was preceded in death by her parents Alvina and Collingwood Duroe and parents-in-law Fern and Bernard Dohrmann.

Susan Jane Duroe was born in Des Moines and moved with her parents to Jesup in 1955.

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