Obituaries

Thu
07
Mar

Raymond H. Langreck

 

Mass of Christian Burial celebrated for St. Lucas native

Raymond H. Langreck, 89, of Cresco, formerly of St. Lucas, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Regional Health Services of Howard County in Cresco. 

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Notre Dame Catholic Church in Cresco with the Rev. Daniel Knipper as celebrant.

Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. 

Arrangements were handled by Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home in Cresco. Raymond Herman Langreck was born Nov. 26, 1923, in rural Fayette County near St. Lucas. He was the sixth of 11 children of John and Catherine Langreck, with three brothers and seven sisters. 

Ray attended St. Luke’s Catholic School and graduated from eighth grade with highest honors in his class. 

He then worked alongside his father on the family farm. They also ran a sawmill and did carpentry work. 

Thu
07
Mar

Gerald A. Schneider

 

Funeral services held Monday in Gunder

Gerald A. Schneider, 84, of Postville died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union. 

Funeral services were held Monday, March 4, at Marion Lutheran Church in Gunder. 

Interment was in the church cemetery.

Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Clermont handled the arrangements.

Gerald Alton Schneider, son of John and Selma (Baechler) Schneider, was born Feb. 24, 1929, on the Baechler family farm west of Elgin.  

Gerald began his education at the Cherry Valley country school, rural Elgin, and finished at Elgin Public School.  

On July 19, 1969, Gerald was united in marriage with Arlette Kapell Hackmann in Galena, Ill.  

Thu
07
Mar

Burington services held Saturday

 

Burington services held Saturday

Eleanor R. Burington, 87, of West Union died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 2, at United Methodist Church in West Union, Iowa. 

Burial took place at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Hazleton.

Burnham-Wood & S.K. Rogers Funeral Home, West Union, was in charge of the arrangements.

Eleanor Roseada (Day) Burington, daughter of Arthur and Frances (Brownell) Day, was born Jan. 2, 1926, in Riceville. 

She attended grade school in Hazleton and graduated from high school in Arlington in 1943. She continued her education at Upper Iowa University in Fayette for secretarial training. 

Eleanor worked for a short time as a secretary for a car dealership in Oelwein.

Thu
07
Mar

L. Darlene Granger,

 

Services set for Friday

L. Darlene Granger, 90, of West Union died Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Traditions in West Union.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 8, at Bethel Presbyterian Church in West Union.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at Burnham-Wood & S.K. Rogers Funeral Home, West Union, which is handling the arrangements.

Thu
07
Mar

Jorgenson services held at Bethel Presbyterian

 

Jorgenson services held at Bethel Presbyterian

Funeral services for Clarence G. Jorgenson, 85, of West Union were held Friday, March 1, at Bethel Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Galen Smith officiating.

Interment was in the West Union Cemetery with military rites conducted by West Union American Legion Post 15.

Burnham-Wood & S.K. Rogers Funeral Home, West Union, was in charge of arrangements.

Clarence died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at his home following an extended illness.

Clarence George Jorgenson was born Dec. 6, 1927, in rural Westgate to Oscar F. and Rose Marie (Heller) Jorgenson. 

He was baptized in the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Heller Sr. and was confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sumner. 

Clarence attended schools in Sumner, Maynard and Stanley.

Thu
28
Feb

Schott services held Monday at St. Peter

 

Schott services held Monday at St. Peter

Funeral services for Kathy Schott, 67, of West Union were held Monday, Feb. 25, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Eldorado with the Rev. Ginny Olson officiating.

Interment was in the West Union Cemetery.

Burnham-Wood & S.K. Rogers Funeral Home in West Union was in charge of the arrangements.

Thu
28
Feb

Kent services set for Thursday

 

Kent services set for Thursday

Ronald William “Ronnie” Kent, 65, of Hawkeye died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye. 

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until service time on Thursday. 

Thu
28
Feb

Friday funeral, Clarence G. Jorgenson

 

Friday funeral

Clarence G. Jorgenson, 85, of West Union died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, in his home following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 1, at Bethel Presbyterian Church, West Union. 

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at Burnham-Wood Funeral Home in West Union.

Thu
28
Feb

Wadena native dies in Wisconsin

Wadena native dies in Wisconsin

Betty M. Brackin, 84, of Galesville, Wis., formerly of Wadena, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at Marinuka Manor in Galesville.

A memorial gathering will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Zwickey Funeral Homes, Galesville Chapel, in Galesville, Wis.

Betty M. (Cline) Brackin was born Aug. 25, 1928, in Wadena to Lawrence and Ima (Everett) Cline.

Wed
20
Feb

William G. “Bill” Yearous

 

Services held for longtime Elgin resident

Funeral services for William G. “Bill” Yearous, 101, of Elgin were held Wednesday, Feb. 13, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Elgin. The Rev. Rick Johnson officiated.

Burial followed in the Elgin Cemetery, Elgin.

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elgin was in charge of arrangements.

Bill’s death occurred Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Good Samaritan Society – Postville.

William George Yearous was born March 1, 1911, in Holcomb, Kan., to Clifton and Louisa (Schmidt) Yearous.

He attended country school through the eighth grade.

On Dec. 24, 1938, Bill was united in marriage with Alo Patterson in Waterloo. To this union three children were born.

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