Obituaries

Wed
17
Apr

Crowe services set for Friday

 

Crowe services set for Friday

Beverly Bess Crowe, 90, of West Union died Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Sunrise Assisted Living in Golden Valley, Minn. 

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 19, at United Methodist Church in West Union with the Rev. Scott Keele Kober officiating.

Burial will follow in West Union Cemetery. 

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

Wed
10
Apr

Mass of Christian Burial celebrated in Fayette

 

Mass of Christian Burial celebrated in Fayette

A Mass of Christian Burial for Susan M. Fagle, 50, of Fayette was celebrated by the Rev. James P. Brokman on Saturday, April 6, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Fayette.

Interment was in St. John Catholic Cemetery in Independence.

Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Oelwein, was in charge of arrangements.

Susan’s death occurred Tuesday evening, April 2, 2013, at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo.

Susan Marie Fagle, daughter of Delores Ann (Reed) Fagle Thom and the late Dwaine John Fagle, was born July 25, 1962, in Independence.

Susie attended the Antes Center Vocational School in West Union and graduated from West Central High School.  

She worked at the Stanley Vocational Center and later at Goodwill.  Later, Susie attended Davis Adult Care Center in Independence.  

Wed
10
Apr

Funeral Mass celebrated for Joyce Smith

 

Funeral Mass celebrated for Joyce Smith

Joyce E. Smith, 91, of Fayette died Monday, April 1, 2013, at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated Friday, April 5, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fayette with the Rev. James Brokman officiating.  

Interment was in the church cemetery. 

Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Fayette handled the arrangements. 

Joyce Elizabeth (Stichler) Smith was born in Dubuque County on May 20, 1921, to George C. and Vera (Scott) Stichler. 

At age 10 she moved to West Union, where she attended school and graduated in 1938. One year of nurses’ college and two years of work followed. 

Joyce’s marriage to Donald A. Smith in May 1941 was blessed with four children.

From 1947 until her death, she resided in Fayette. Joyce loved living in Fayette and the close proximity to friends and church. She loved the outdoors, her home, and spending time with her family. 

Wed
10
Apr

Jannes Westerfield dies April 2

 

Jannes Westerfield dies April 2

Word has been received of the death of former West Union resident Jannes Westerfield. She died Tuesday, April 2, 2013, in Aptos, Calif., near the home of her eldest daughter, Sara.

Jan was the author of The Union’s “Between the Lines” weekly column for many years. Her late husband, Dick, was the longtime editor/publisher of The Union. He died Sept. 2, 2012.

A full obituary for Jannes Westerfield will be published when it becomes available. 

Wed
10
Apr

Barbara Ann Earle, 66, of Grundy Center

 

Barbara Ann Earle, 66, of Grundy Center, formerly of West Union, died Thursday, April 4, 2013, at her home in Grundy Center. 

A memorial service was held Monday, April 8, at First Baptist Church in Grundy Center with Pastor Mike Nemmers officiating. 

Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center was in charge of arrangements. 

Inurnment followed at Rosehill Cemetery in Grundy Center. 

Barbara Ann (Tope) Earle, daughter of Harold and Lucille (Popenhagen) Tope, was born Dec. 14, 1946, in West Union. 

She grew up near West Union, where she attended school. During high school, Barb played softball for the West Union High School girls’ softball team, which took home a state championship title. 

On Jan. 9, 1966, Barb was united in marriage with Richard Keith Earle in Preston, Minn. The couple welcomed seven children into their family. 

Wed
03
Apr

Services held for North High Class of ’67 president

 

Services held for North High Class of ’67 president

Sharon K. Schroyer, 64, of West Union died Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 29, at Bethel Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Galen Smith officiating.

Burial was in the West Union Cemetery. Pallbearers were Antonio Armstrong, Erica Armstrong, Ke’Andre Armstrong, Dakota Schroyer, Josh Schneider and Jason Schneider. Sharon’s “Red Hat” friends were honorary pallbearers.

Arrangements were handled by Burnham-Wood & S.K. Rogers Funeral Home, West Union.

Sharon Kay (Winter) Schroyer, daughter of Richard and Vivian (Hanson) Winter, was born June 3, 1948, in West Union.

She was baptized on June 27, 1948, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Eldorado.

On April 15, 1962, she was confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in West Union. 

Wed
03
Apr

Wagner services held at West Union UMC

 

Wagner services held at West Union UMC

Funeral services for Marvel A. Wagner, 84, of West Union were held Thursday, March 28, at United Methodist Church in West Union with the Rev. Scott Keele Kober officiating. 

Burial was in God’s Acre Cemetery in Clermont.

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

Marvel’s death occurred Saturday, March 23, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.

Marvel Ann (Hoblit) Wagner was born April 5, 1928, to Charles and Ida (Rethammel) Hoblit in Charles City. Shortly after her birth, the family moved to a farm in Floyd County, just off the Shell Rock River. 

Marvel graduated from Rockfalls High School in 1944.

After graduation, she moved to Waterloo, where she worked at Black’s Clothing and Rath Packing. 

Wed
03
Apr

Former W.U. resident dies

 

Former W.U. resident dies

Kevin P. Reinert, 59, of Broussard, La., formerly of West Union, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at his home.

A memorial service was held Dec. 31, 2012, at Nouvelle Church in Lafayette, La. Burial was in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Melancon Funeral Home of Carencro, La., handled the arrangements.

Kevin Paul Reinert was born June 2, 1953, in Battle Creek, Mich., to Dr. John E. and Mary Pat (Molumby) Reinert. 

He had been a resident of Acadiana, La., for over 30 years, spending most of those years as a painter.

Kevin’s father, Dr. John E. Reinert, and an uncle, Dr. M.J. Molumby, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his mother, Mary Pat Reinert of Salt Lake City, Utah, formerly of West Union; two brothers, Dennis Reinert of Temple, Texas, and Terrance “Terry” Reinert of Salt Lake City, Utah, and an aunt, Helen Molumby of West Union.

Wed
03
Apr

Funeral held for retired West Union chiropractor

 

Funeral held for retired West Union chiropractor

Dr. Wilbur D. Bigler, 68, of West Union died Saturday, March 23, 2013, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Solon.

  Funeral services were held Friday, March 29, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Locust (rural Decorah).  The Rev. Nancy Solomonson officiated. 

Interment was in Locust Cemetery, Locust (rural Decorah). Military rites were conducted by Helof Holm VFW Chapter 1977 of Decorah. Casket bearers were Robert Bigler, Gordon Ellingson, Ricky Bigler, Rodney Houck, Dennis Bigler, James Wedo, and Hubert Ellingson.

Arrangements were handled by Schluter-Balik Funeral Home, Decorah.

Wilbur Dennis Bigler was born Aug. 18, 1944, to Elmer and Tilvina (Ellingson) Bigler in Decorah.    

He was baptized Sept. 10, 1944, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Locust.  

Wed
27
Mar

Wagner services set

 

Wagner services set

Marvel Wagner, 84, of West Union died Saturday, March 23, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 28, at West Union United Methodist Church.

Burial will follow in God’s Acre Cemetery in Clermont.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Burnham-Wood & S.K. Rogers Funeral Home in West Union, which is handling the arrangements.

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