Obituaries

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Linus Rothmeyer

Linus Rothmeyer

 

Linus “Linny” Francis Rothmeyer, 89, of Calmar, Iowa, died Friday, November 5, 2021, at Barthell Eastern Star Home in Decorah, Iowa. Funeral services were held Saturday November 20, 2021 at the Calmar Lutheran Church, Calmar, Iowa with Rev, Daryl Thompson and Deacon MaryAnn Schwabe officiating. Interment was in the Calmar Lutheran Cemetery, Calmar, Iowa.

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Joyce Meyer

Joyce Meyer

 

Joyce Meyer, age 64, of Spillville, IA, passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at her home in Spillville with her family by her side after losing her battle with bone cancer. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 11 a.m. in the St Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Spillville, Iowa with interment at the St. Wenceslaus Cemetery, Spillville. Arrangements were by Schluter Balik Funeral Home, Decorah, IA.

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Elmer Moss

Elmer Moss

 

Elmer Moss, 90, of West Union, Iowa, passed away Monday,  Nov. 1, 2021, at Stoney Brook Assisted Living in West Union, Iowa.  He was born on January 24, 1931, to Neal and Tillie Moss in Carmel, Iowa. He attended a country school.  He was united in marriage with Harriet Renes, the love of his life, at her parent’s home on June 11, 1951. They made their home on Elmer’s family farm near Carmel, Iowa where they began their family.  

     Elmer continued farming, on the family farm.  From there he started his sales career for OCCO Feeds, where he moved up the ladder to District and then Division Manager.  As he was promoted to the Division Manager position, it required moving his family to West Union, Iowa.    

     Staying in sales, he worked for various other companies including AAA, M&M Feeds, CEN-PE-CO Oil Co., and Conklin.  In 1978 he began a business, Moss Roofing, with two of his sons.

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Donald Westendorf

Donald Westendorf

 

Donald P. Westendorf, Jr., 59, of Maynard, Iowa, died Thursday morning, November 18, 2021, at his home with loving family by his side, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Mass of Christian Burialwas held at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fayette. Visitationwas from 3:00 to 8:00 P.M. Monday, November 22, 2021, at Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Maynard and for one hour before the service at the church. Interment was in the Long Grove Cemetery in Maynard.

Memorialsmay be directed in his name to the Maynard Fire Department. Online obituary can be found at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, social distancing and masks are suggested at the visitation, masks are required at the church.

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24
Nov

Marilyn Larson

Marilyn Larson

 

Marilyn Janis Larson was born in Dr. Jerdee’s office in Clermont, Iowa on August 26, 1933 to Aines and Harriet (Amundson) Olson.  She was the 2ndof five sisters.  Marilyn grew up on the Olson family farm 3 miles east of Clermont. Marilyn was baptized and confirmed at the East Clermont Lutheran Church, rural Clermont.  She attended country school at the Grand Meadow Township #8 “Olson” School, 7th- 8thgrades at the Larrabee School in Clermont and was a 1950 graduate of Clermont High School.  Following graduation, she worked in Dr. Jerdee’s office in Clermont.

On October 13, 1951 Marilyn married LaVerne R. Larson at the East Clermont Lutheran Church.  They became the parents of 3 girls and 3 boys; Ann, Lois, Gary, James, Barbara, and David.

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17
Nov

Ramona Melchert

Ramona Melchert

 

Ramona Florence Melchert Hopkinton, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by her family.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held 11:00 a.m. Monday morning,  November 15, at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Hopkinton. 

Visitation was held on Sunday, November 14 from 2 - 6 Sunday and again on Monday after 10:00 a.m. at St Luke’s Church.  A Parish Vigil service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.   Interment was in the Hopkinton Cemetery.  Fr. Paul Baldwin officiated at the services.  Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello has taken Ramona and her family into their care.   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hopkinton Library, Hopkinton Meal Service, Delaware County Historical Society or Camp Courageous.

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17
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Robert Rear

Robert Rear

 

Robert Lee Rear was born on July 17, 1957, in Postville, Iowa, to Dennis and Carla Rear. Bob was somewhat of a bonus baby to his parents, because he was the unexpected twin to his sister, Becky. The family always says that he kicked his sister out that day to the surprise of his parents who had no idea they were going to have twins. He weighed less than four pounds at birth and had a rough start so was baptized three times. Anyone who knew Bob knew he had legions of guardian angels watching over him throughout his life. 

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Robert Kudrna

Robert Kudrna

 

Robert J. “Bob” Kudrna, 84, of Oelwein, Iowa, died on Friday evening, November 12, 2021, at Oelwein Health Care Center from complications of open-heart surgery.

Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m.Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Oelwein, with Rev. Ray Atwood officiating.

Visitation: 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday and from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Oelwein.

Parish Scripture Service: 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Graveside Military Honors by the U.S. Air Force.

Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery, Oelwein, Iowa.

A Memorial Fund has been established. Condolences may be directed to the family at: 812 8th Avenue NE, Oelwein, IA 50662. Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

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Laverne Imoehl

Laverne Imoehl

 

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10
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Steven Dewitt

Steven Dewitz

 

Steven Gustave Dewitz, 66, died Saturday, October 30 at his home in Spencer, after a courageous battle with Glioblastoma, surrounded by family. A Celebration of Life service was held Saturday, November 6, 2021, 2 p.m., at the Warner Chapel in Spencer, IA. A gathering and time of fellowship was held at the Ben Tena Room at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer immediately following the service.

                  Steve was born October 11, 1955 in the town of Eau Claire, WI, to Gus and Hazel Dewitz. He graduated from North High School, West Union, IA, in 1973.  Steve was employed at Schwan’s Sales in West Union from 1973-1978.  He was later employed with Merrill Company in Marshalltown, IA, and later transferred to the Spencer Merrill Company and continued to work there for 43 years, until his death.

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