Obituaries

Wed
05
Apr

Arla Schmidt

Arla Schmidt

 

 

Arla M. Schmidt, 71, of Fayette, formerly of Arlington and Independence, died Friday, March 31, 2017.

Arrangements are pending with Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Arlington.

 

Wed
05
Apr

Rodney Welsh

Rodney Welsh

 

 

Rodney Welsh, 74, of rural Lawler died Saturday, April 1, 2017, at his home following a lingering illness. 

A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Hawkeye Cemetery in Hawkeye.

Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye is in charge of arrangements. 

Wed
05
Apr

Richard Erickson

Richard Erickson

 

 

 Richard Donald “Dick” Erickson, 85, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, died Thursday, March 30, 2017, at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls.

 Funeral services were held Monday, April 3, 2017, at Richardson Funeral Service, Cedar Falls, with Pastor Gary Olson, New Aldaya Lifescapes, Cedar Falls, officiating. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery, Cedar Falls.

 Dick was born April 18, 1931, in West Union, Iowa, the son of Arthur and Agnes (Hanson) Erickson. On October 11, 1958, he was united in marriage to Carol J. Rogelstad in Las Vegas, Nevada. Carol preceded him in death on May 24, 2003.

 Dick graduated from West Union High School and served in the United States Marines. He was employed in delivery with Alstadt and Langlas Baking Company.

Wed
29
Mar

Catherine Zbornik

Catherine Zbornik

 

 

Catherine “Cathy” Terese Zbornik, 54, of Cedar Rapids, died Sunday March 19, 2017 at the University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics, Iowa City.  Iowa Cremation is in charge of the arrangements.  A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, May 7th at 12:00 noon at the Fort Atkinson Community Center, Fort Atkinson, Iowa.

Surviving is her husband, Kurt Neyens; her mother, Helen Zbornik of Fort Atkinson, Iowa; her siblings Susan Zbornik of Decorah, Iowa; Julie Zbornik (Wayne Lott) of Colorado Springs, Colorado; John (Carol) Zbornik of Menomonie, Wisconsin and Sarah Zbornik of Decorah, Iowa; her nieces and nephews Stephen James Zbornik, Hannah (Trent) Bildstein, Ben Zbornik, Sam Zbornik, Andrew Magner and Jake Magner. She was preceded in death by her father, Adrian Zbornik and a brother, Stephen Zbornik.

Wed
29
Mar

Cecil Stanbrough

Cecil Stanbrough

 

 

Cecil D. Stanbrough, 95, of Greene and formerly of Hawkeye, died Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Floyd County Memorial Hospital in Charles City.

 

Funeral Services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Oelwein on March 30, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Dave Byrd officiating. Interment will be held Thursday, 2:00 p.m. at Hawkeye Cemetery with military rites conducted by Thomas E. Woods Post #223, American Legion of Sumner. There will be a visitation from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye and for one hour preceding the services at the church on Thursday. Memorials may be made in his name to the First Baptist Church in Oelwein. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com.

 

Thu
23
Mar

Lorraine Stempfle

Lorraine Stempfle

 

 

Lorraine R. Stempfle, 80, of Maynard, Iowa, died Thursday evening, March 16, 2017 at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette, Iowa.

 

Mass of Christian Burial:  11:00 A.M. Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Oelwein with Rev. Paul C. McManus & Deacon Jim Patera officiating.

Visitation:  4:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Monday and until 10:30 AM on Tuesday at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein.

Parish Scripture Service:  7:30 P.M. on Monday at the funeral home.

Interment:  Woodlawn Cemetery, Oelwein, Iowa.

A Memorial Fund has been established.

Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

 

Thu
23
Mar

Eugene Pattison

Eugene Pattison

 

 

Eugene E. Pattison, 79, of Sumner, died Sunday, March 19, 2017, at the Hillcrest Home in Sumner.

 

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 23, 2017, at St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 22nd at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner and for one hour preceding services at the church on Thursday. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Community Memorial Hospital, St. John Lutheran Church or the Terrace Assisted Living at Hillcrest, all in Sumner. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com.

 

Thu
23
Mar

Velma Cox

Velma Cox

 

 

Velma Marie (Thomas) Cox, 99, of West Union, Iowa died on March 17, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society Home in West Union, Iowa.  

Velma Marie was born on Jan. 27, 1918 in Arlington, Iowa to James and Luseva (Voshell) Thomas. She lived with her Aunt, Edna Harriman, from the age of four until she was a grown up.

Velma had seven brothers, Howard, James, Arthur, Theodore, Orville, Milton “Woody” and Lyle and eight sisters, Ollie Westcott, Nellie Voshell, Dorothy Shippy Gage, Jennie Voshell, Lydia Roloff, Helen “Fern” Marquette, Hazel Marquette and Charlotte Chapman.

Velma was united in marriage to Philip M. Cox on Sept. 19, 1935 and to this union eight children were born, John “Tom”, James, Charles, Arthur, Patricia, Jerold “Jerry”, Carl and Debra.  

She enjoyed gardening, reading, crossword puzzles, find-a-word searches and watching Day Time Soaps.

Wed
15
Mar

James Kleve

James "Jim" Kleve

 

 

     James “Jim” Kleve, age 84, of Decorah, IA, died on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Wellington Place in Decorah, IA.

Wed
15
Mar

Richard Schultz

Richard Schultz

 

 

Richard Allan”Dick” Schultz, 68, of Elgin, Iowa died Friday, February 17, 2017 at his home in Elgin, Iowa. He was born on September 19, 1948 to Lloyd William and Aurelia Minnie (Heins) Schultz in Postville, Iowa. Dick was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville, Iowa. He graduated from Postville High School in 1966. Dick continued his education at the University of Iowa where he earned his Bachelors in Science, a Masters Degree in Chemistry and an MBA.

Dick was united in marriage with Delores Jean Herman on July 25, 1969 at Zion Lutheran Church in Hiawatha, Iowa. The couple adopted two children, Jennifer and Jason. Dick worked for the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City as a Pulmonary Lab Tech for many years. Dick was an avid volleyball player and coached girls’ volleyball. Volleyball, reading, and the study of advanced sciences were his passions throughout his life.

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