Obituaries

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Leslie Nostvick

Leslie Nostvick

 

Leslie A. Nostvick, 63, of rural Fayette, Iowa, died on Monday morning, January 3, 2022, at her home surrounded by her family.

Celebration of Life:  7:00 p.m. Saturday, January 8, 2022, at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Maynard, with Chaplain Pat Malanaphy of St. Croix Hospice officiating. The family will greet friends and relatives at the funeral home from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Condolences may be directed to:  13221 L Avenue, Fayette, Iowa 52142.

Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

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

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05
Jan

Henry Thompson

Henry Thompson

 

Henry A. Thompson, 80, of Randalia, died, Friday, December 31, 2021, at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, January 7, 2022, at Becker & Son Funeral Home in Fayette. Burial will follow at Grandview Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation will precede services at the funeral home on Friday starting at 9:30 AM. Becker & Son Funeral Home in Fayette is assisting Henry’s family. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com

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05
Jan

Darlene Johnson

Darlene Johnson

 

In Loving Memory of a wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend.

Darlene Elaine (Hellum) Johnson, 81, was born March 21, 1940 in Postville, Iowa, to Kenneth and Viola Hellum and died at her home in Elgin, surrounded by her family on December 28, 2021, after a short, but painful battle with lung cancer.  Darlene had a deep love for her family, the community of Elgin, and the Elgin Lutheran Church.  She had a tremendous faith in God that she was proud to share with family and friends. 

Darlene was baptized on May 12, 1940, at the Marion Lutheran Church, in Gunder. She graduated from Luana High School in 1958 and was united in marriage to Keith Merton Johnson on November 23, 1958, at the Postville Lutheran Church. To this union four children became a part of her life.  

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05
Jan

A. W. Martin

A. W. Martin

 

A.W. Martin, 95, of Fayette, died Saturday, December 25, 2021, at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, services will be held at a later date. Service date and time will be posted once they become available. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in A.W.’s name to the Salvation Army or a charity of the donor’s choice. Becker & Son Funeral Home in Fayette is assisting A.W.’s family. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com. 

A.W. Martin (Albert William) was born August 17, 1926, in Marion Township, Linn County, Iowa, the son of Albert William Martin, Sr. and Ida Marie (Neilson) Martin. He was the second child of the family with Louise three years older. His two brothers were Loyd, born 17 months later, and Paul born 16 months after Loyd. The three brothers were dressed alike and many people thought they were triplets.

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05
Jan

June Walvatne

June Walvatne

 

June Elaine Walvatne, daughter of Clarence and Alvina (Zickler) Wardell was born June 4, 1930 in Arlington, IA. She was born again in April of 1948 through the truth of John 3:16. She gathered with the Christians at the West Union Gospel Hall for over 70 years where she seldom missed a Sunday.

On June 15, 1950, June was united in marriage to Vernel Eugene Walvatne in Fayette. To this union 8 children were born. In their early years of marriage, she was a seamstress doing alterations for various individuals. She also baked and decorated wedding cakes. Above all, she was a homemaker. She loved to cook for people including but not limited to family, friends and neighbors. She also enjoyed gardening, having a large garden right up to the end. 

June passed away at the age of 91 on December 29, 2021 at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital in West Union, IA as a result of pneumonia. 

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29
Dec

Gaylord Converse

Gaylord Converse

 

 

Gaylord Fred Converse was born on July 13, 1946, at Waterloo, IA.  He died at the age of 75 on December 25, 2021.  He was the son of Nelson Forrest and Juliette Rose (Heisler) Converse.   He was baptized at the Frederika Methodist Church.  

He and his family moved several times in his youth as they rented farms in Iowa and his father’s birthplace in Illinois.  When Gaylord was in fifth grade, the family purchased their family farm in rural Sumner.  Gaylord was confirmed at the Sumner Methodist Church and graduated from Sumner High School in 1965.  He was co-captain of his football team and received all-conference honors.  He sang in the All-State Chorus and was also chosen as the national soloist at the National FFA Convention in Kansas City. 

Wed
29
Dec

Rosella Boleyn

Rosella Boleyn

 

Rosella Ann Boleyn, 91, of Elgin, Iowa died Monday, December 27, 2021 at Gundersen Palmer Hospital, West Union, Iowa.

She was born on February 5, 1930 to Woodford and Elsie Mae (Harris) Craig in Grundy Center, Iowa. She attended Beaman High School, Beaman, Iowa.

Rosella was united in marriage with Robert Boleyn on April 17, 1949 at the First Baptist Church, Elgin, Iowa. Four children were born to this union, Cindy, Craig, Cary and Shelli. Rosella worked at
Palmer Hospital as a dietician/cook, she also worked at Iowa Turkey Products. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the First Baptist Church, Elgin, Iowa. Rosella enjoyed reading books, playing cards, dancing and singing with family and at church. She also volunteered at the nursing home and her and Bob would put on a “once a year” fish fry.

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29
Dec

A. W. Martin

A. W. Martin

 

 

A.W. Martin, 95, of Fayette, died Saturday, December 25, 2021, at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, services will be held at a later date. Service date and time will be posted once they become available.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in A.W.’s name to the Salvation Army or a charity of the donor’s choice. Becker & Son Funeral Home in Fayette is assisting A.W.’s family.

Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com. 

 
Wed
29
Dec

Eldon Ingamells

Eldon Ingamells

 

 

Eldon Ingamells, 87, of Stanley passed away Tuesday December 21, 2021.  Visitation was from 3:00-6:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 26, 2021 at the Geilenfeld-Buehner Funeral Home in Oelwein, with Masonic services beginning at 6:00 p.m. by the Hebron Masonic Lodge of Oelwein.  Funeral services began at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, December 27, 2021 at the Stanley Union Church in Stanley with Pastor Phil Rownd officiating.  Interment was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens at Hazleton.  Memorials wmay be directed to the Stanley Union Church and Camp Courageous.  www.geilenfeldfh.com.

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29
Dec

Wilma Cline

Wilma Cline

 

Wilma Mae Martin Cline was born on December 21, 1931 in Clermont, Iowa. Wilma passed peacefully unexpectedly at her home surrounded by her family on December 21, 2021. 

She was baptized in 1932 and confirmed in 1946 at East Clermont Lutheran Church. She attended Sunday School for 12 years and never missed a day. She received pins for perfect attendance. Wilma attended Clayton County Rural Schools and graduated from West Union High School in 1950. She loved attending her high school class reunions.

She was the daughter of Willard McKinley Martin and Marie Ellen Bertina Johnson Mosby Martin. 

Wilma was a Nurse Aid at Palmer Memorial Hospital in West Union in 1951 to 1953.

She married James “Jim” Cline at First Presbyterian Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on March 31, 1953. To this union, eight children were born. 

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