Obituaries

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31
Jan

Darlene Heins

Darlene Heins

 

 

Darlene Ruth Heins of West Union died peacefully at her home on the evening of Jan. 26. She was 84.

Darlene was born March 17, 1933, in West Bend, Iowa, to Mollie and Eli Schneider. 

Most of her childhood was spent in Elgin, where she graduated from high school and worked in the office for Dr. Henry Wolf. 

She married Robert Heins on Jan. 21, 1951, at St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Elgin. She and Bob recently celebrated 67 years of marriage.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church.

Darlene raised her family in two side-by-side houses on Auburn Street, both built by husband Bob. She loved keeping an immaculate house at both addresses. She specialized in decorating for the seasons, especially autumn, Christmas, spring, and summer. Every room was transformed every season with pictures, flowers, and quilts. She was a mother and homemaker and, briefly, a part-time employee at the state liquor store. 

Wed
31
Jan

Opal Goodrich

Opal Goodrich

 

 

Opal Hester Goodrich, 98, of West Union, Iowa and formerly of Prairie City, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at Good Samaritan Society in West Union.  

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Prairie City Church of the Brethren.  

Burial will take place at Clark Cemetery near Luther, Iowa.  

The family will greet friends following the service with a luncheon at the church.  

Memorials may be directed to Prairie City Church of the Brethren or Athletes In Action at the University of Iowa.  

Condolences may be left for the family at www.coburnfuneralhomes.com.

The daughter of Earl and Mary Susan (Buckingham) Brubaker, Opal was born on Jan. 14, 1920, in Prairie City.  

Opal attended Prairie City schools graduating from high school in 1938.  

Wed
31
Jan

Lloyd Meier

Lloyd Meier

 

 

Lloyd Meier, 92, of Clermont, Iowa died at his home on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. 

Lloyd was born on Sept. 8, 1925 to Paul and Hattie (Heck) Meier in Guttenberg, Iowa. 

He was privileged to attend and graduate from St. Mary’s Catholic School in Guttenberg, Iowa in 1943.

Lloyd was drafted into the United States Army, serving from November 1943 to April 1946 and fought in the Battle of the Bulge in Europe. 

After returning from the service, Lloyd worked in his dad’s store, P.J. Meier Square Deal Grocery, in Guttenberg for three years.  He then started working at Security State Bank in Guttenberg. In June 1950 he went to work at Farmers Savings Bank in Clermont, retiring in 1988 as Senior Vice President.

  Lloyd was united in marriage with Adeline Wilken on Aug. 17, 1950 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Strawberry Point, Iowa. Three children were born to this union.  

Wed
31
Jan

Rollin Krueger

Rollin Krueger

 

 

Rollin Henry Krueger, 85, of Alpha passed away Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at Allen Hospital in Waterloo.

Per his request, he was cremated.

A celebration of Rollin’s life will be held at the Waucoma Event Center from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3.

Inurnment will be held at the Alpha Cemetery at a later date.  

Wed
24
Jan

Edna Lindsey

Edna Lindsey

 

 

Edna Belle Lindsey, 91, of Decorah, Iowa passed away Friday, January 12, 2018 at Wellington Place Nursing Home in Decorah.  Edna Belle, the daughter of Emory and Cleo (White) Hubbartt, was born August 12, 1926 at the family’s rural home in Skylar County, Missouri.  At the age of sixteen, Edna Belle graduated from high school in Lancaster, Missouri.

Wed
24
Jan

Barbara (Erickson) Hefty

Barbara (Erickson) Hefty

 

 

Barbara Jane (Erickson) Hefty, 73, of Carrollton, Ga., formerly of West Union, died Jan. 9, 2018. 

She was a member of the North High Class of 1962 but moved before she graduated.

 

Wed
24
Jan

Louis 'Stub' Becker

Louis 'Stub' Becker

 

 

Louis “Stub” Becker Jr., 77, of Elgin, Iowa died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital, West Union, Iowa. 

Louis Jr. was born on May 17, 1940 to Louis F. and Estella (Peters) Becker in Elgin, Iowa. 

He graduated from Valley High in 1958.

Stub was united in marriage with Sharon Kay Schultz on Nov. 5, 1961 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville, Iowa and they were lifelong members of United Methodist Church in Elgin, Iowa. The couple had three sons, David, Gary and Dan.

Stub’s first job was at Bob Falb Implement in Elgin, Iowa and took over the family farm in 1961, which he farmed the rest of his life.  He hauled corn for the Elgin Canning Factory for several years and also drove school bus for Valley for a few years. 

Wed
24
Jan

Donna Seitz

Donna Seitz

 

 

Donna Marie Seitz, 79, of West Union, Iowa formerly of Clermont, Iowa died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Society, Postville, Iowa. 

Donna Marie was born to Andrew and Julia (Kleppe) Molokken on the family farm in Dover Township, Clermont, Iowa on Sept. 21, 1938. 

She was baptized on Oct. 30, 1938 by Rev. Mona and confirmed on June 29, 1952 by Rev. E.O. Ulring, both at the First Lutheran Church, rural Ossian, Iowa. 

Donna spent many years teaching Vacation Bible School and was also Sunday School Superintendent and led Luther League throughout her younger years. Her Church and ancestors of Norwegian heritage meant a lot to Donna, with her children making it five generations attending First Lutheran Church. 

Donna attended Dover #6 country school, which her family still maintains as a historical school and graduated from West Union High School in 1956. 

Wed
24
Jan

Arlene McCauley

Alene McCauley

 

 

Arlene Mary McCauley, 86, of Alabama passed away in the evening of Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 in Huntsville, Ala., where she resided in a nursing home. 

She was born near Elma, Iowa on Sept. 6, 1931, the first child of Arthur Fountain and Irene Burri Fountain. 

Arlene grew up around Cresco and West Union. 

She graduated from Cresco High School. 

Arlene married Norman McCauley on May 29, 1957 at Wartburg Chapel in Waverly. 

Arlene then lived in West Union, and when Norman became Fayette County Sheriff, she took on the duties of managing many chores at the Fayette County Jail. 

She led an active life in Northeast Iowa, participating in church activities, and enjoying Bridge Club. She enjoyed traveling during retirement. 

Arlene moved to Huntsville, Ala., in 1998. 

Wed
17
Jan

Robert Friederich

Robert Friederich

 

 

Robert “Bob” Friederich, 82, of Postville, Iowa died Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital, La Crosse, Wisconsin. Robert Leo was born on January 13, 1935 to Jacob and Ida (Schneider) Friederich in Elgin, Iowa. He was baptized and confirmed on March 22, 1953 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Postville, Iowa. Bob graduated from Postville High School in 1953 and proudly joined the United States Air Force.

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