Obituaries

Wed
14
Apr

Nancy Menzel

Nancy Menzel

 

Nancy Ann (Krein) Menzel, 76, of Gainesville, FL, passed away in her home on March 24, 2021. She was born to parents Rev. Gideon and Dorothy Krein, on July 12, 1944, in Superior, WI. Nancy went to Monticello High School in Monticello, IA, and then to the University of Dubuque in Dubuque, IA, graduating in 1966.  

Nancy met her husband, Richard (Dick) Menzel, while she was in college and he was at Dubuque Theological Seminary, and they were married on June 30, 1968, in Dubuque, IA. Together they raised two children, Melinda (Mindy) and Matthew (Matt). 

Wed
07
Apr

Ruth Moser

Ruth Moser

 

Ruth (Bisson) Moser, age 93, passed away on Sunday, April 4, 2021 at her home at Stoney Brook Assisted Living in West Union , Iowa.

Ruth was born in Columbus, NE January 31, 1928 to Jesse Bisson and Ethel Gossard Bisson.

Ruth graduated from Columbus High School in 1945 and received her B. A. in Home Economics/Child Development from Iowa State University, Ames, IA in 1949.

Ruth was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority, Order of Eastern Star, West Union Wednesday Art Club and a 50 year member of the PEO Sisterhood.

Ruth was united in marriage to Bruce O. Moser on August 6th, 1949 in Ames, Iowa. They celebrated 60 years of marriage in 2009. Together they raised their 3 children. Ruth and Bruce were honored as 50 year graduates of Iowa State University in 1999.

As a young woman Ruth loved roller skating, dancing, riding her bike and traveling to the Rocky Mountains with her parents.

Wed
07
Apr

Carter Cannon

Carter Cannon

 

Carter Cannon, 18, of Hawkeye, died tragically Saturday, April 3, 2021, rural Sumner, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  Arrangements are pending with Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye. Please call 563-578-3451 or check www.beckermilnesrettig.com for further details.

Wed
07
Apr

Nancy Menzel

Nancy Menzel

 

Nancy Ann (Krein) Menzel, 76, of Gainesville, FL, passed away in her home on March 24, 2021.

An online (Zoom) memorial service for Nancy will be held on Saturday, April 17.  Please e-mail: NancyMenzelMemorial@gmail.com by Friday, April 16 to obtain the Zoom information and service time if you would like to attend. 

 
Wed
07
Apr

Troy Shaffer

Troy Shaffer

 

Troy Lynn Shaffer was born April 24, 1968, to Stan and Sharon (Schupbach) Shaffer, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. When Troy was four, his family moved to Elgin. He was a 1986 graduate of Valley High School, he went on to attend University of Sioux Falls, then grad school at North American Baptist Seminary.

On August 18, 2001, he was united in marriage to Susan Evans at Trinity Baptist Church in Sioux Falls. To this union they were blessed with four children: Megan, Jacob, Mykenzy and Jordan.   

Wed
07
Apr

Dale Ungerer

Dale Ungerer

 

Dale A. Ungerer, 84, of rural Hawkeye, died Easter morning, Sunday, April 4, 2021, at his home.

Wed
31
Mar

Michael Zweibohmer

Michael Zweibohmer

 

 

Michael R. Zweibohmer, 72, of Decorah, Iowa died Friday, March 19, 2021 at VA Medical Center, Iowa City, Iowa, with his family by his side.  Michael Raymond, the son of Arthur and Patricia (Lewis) Zweibohmer, was born March 15, 1949 in Decorah, Iowa.  Mike was baptized and confirmed at St. Francis DeSales Catholic Church in Ossian and attended St. Francis DeSales school.  Mike Graduated from DeSales High School in 1967.

 

Wed
31
Mar

Aaron Hackman

Aaron Hackman

 

Aaron Hackman, age 56, of Nixa, Missouri, formerly of Festina, IA passed away on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at his home of natural causes. 

     Aaron Gerard Hackman was born on November 13, 1964 in West Union, Iowa to Norbert and Elnore (Schaufenbuel) Hackman.  He attended grade school in Festina and St Aloysius Catholic School in Calmar.  He went to Turkey Valley High School and graduated in 1983.  Following high school, he enlisted in the Army on September 1, 1983 and served 2 years in Germany and 2 years in Arizona.  

Wed
24
Mar

Lois Strand

Lois Strand

 

Lois Elaine (Jaster) Strand, 85, Cartersville, Georgia, passed away gently surrounded by her family on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.

Beloved mother, and cherished wife of nearly 67 years, Lois was born December 7, 1935 in Garber, Iowa to Emil and Dorothy (Wistrick) Jaster.  After Dorothy’s death (1943) Emil married Marie (DeSotel) Jaster, and together they raised Lois and her younger brother Ed Jaster (Margaret).

Lois married her high school sweetheart Conley Strand on November 27, 1954.  From the valleys of Tickletown, Iowa to the top of Cadillac Mountain, Maine, to Chicago and Cartersville, what an amazing life they shared.  Life’s journey is all about valleys and mountaintops and they have seen and lived them both.  Their devotion to each other exemplified love in action and Lois’ presence will be sorrowfully missed.

Wed
24
Mar

Catherine Loftsgard

Catherine Loftsgard

 

 

Catherine Ann Loftsgard, 88, of Elgin, Iowa, passed away Saturday, March, 20, 2021 at Good Samaritian Home in West Union, Iowa. Catherine was born January 12, 1933 to Phil and Ruey (Regan) Boland. She was baptized on January 29, 1933, received her first communion on June 2, 1945 and was confirmed on April 15, 1945 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Elkader, Iowa.

Catherine married Bernard G. Loftsgard on March 31, 1951. They were blessed with 4 children, Jerry, Larry, Marilyn and Bernard Wayne. She and Bernard lived in Northeast Iowa their entire life, farming the Loftsgard homestead and a trucking business. 

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