Obituaries

Wed
20
Oct

Iris Woodard

Iris Woodard

 

Iris Dolores Willsey Woodard, loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend passed away on Friday, September 17, 2021. She was born May 6, 1928, in Brough, Saskatchewan, Canada, to Dora and James Willsey.  In the fall of 1936, the family moved to Ontario where they farmed fourteen miles from the town of Rainy River. They raised saddle horses and Shetland ponies.  In 1939 the Willseys moved back to the United States.

Wed
20
Oct

Donald Sutter

Donald Sutter

 

 

Donald Bernard Sutter, 84, of Elgin, Iowa died Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital in West Union, Iowa. Donald Bernard was born December 7, 1935 to Daniel and Hulda (Friederich) Sutter in rural Elgin, Iowa. He graduated from Elgin High School in 1953. Donald proudly joined and served in the United States Air Force from July 20, 1953 to June 25, 1957.

Donald was united in marriage with Marliana Ogle on August 3, 1958 at Illyria Community Church, rural Elgin, Iowa. Two children were born to this union. Don worked for Fauser Oil Company from 1957-1978 when he purchased the gas station. He owned and operated Don’s 66 in Elgin, Iowa from 1978-1999. For the last twenty years, Don was a loyal employee of Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Wed
20
Oct

Robert Dzaboff

Robert Dzaboff

 

Robert J. Dzaboff, 79, of West Union, Iowa, died Thursday morning, October 14, 2021, at the Good Samaritan Society in Postville, Iowa.

Funeral Service:10:30 a.m. Monday, October 18, 2021, at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Arlington, with Rev. Roland Waterman officiating.

Visitation:3:00 to 6:00 p.m.. on Sunday and for one hour before the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Interment:  Taylorsville Cemetery, Arlington, Iowa.

Condolences may be sent to: Lori Butikofer, 21912 Armada Rd., Elgin, IA  52141.

Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

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

Wed
13
Oct

Linda Schissel

Linda Schissel

 

 

Linda Sue Schissel, 69, of Ossian, Iowa died Thursday, October 7, 2021 at Good Samaritan Society in West Union, Iowa.  Linda Sue was born February 15, 1952 to Paul and Cleo Mae (Hosper) Gerlich in Decorah, Iowa. She graduated from South Winneshiek High School in 1970 and attended Area One Cosmetology College in 1971.

Linda was united in marriage to Tom Schissel on November 27, 1971 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Calmar, Iowa. Five children were born to this union. Linda was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church and Rosary Society, was a 4-H Leader for several years and was on the Winneshiek County Pork Producer Board. She enjoyed playing bingo, going to dinner with the ladies, baking cookies, tending to her flowers, doing jigsaw puzzles, sewing and quilting. Linda loved to visit with friends.

Wed
13
Oct

Kenneth Strong

Kenneth Strong

Kenneth Strong, 85, of Elgin, Iowa died Thursday, September 30, 2021, at Stoney Brook Village, West Union, Iowa. Kenneth Wilbert was born February 12, 1936 to L. Harold and Zella Mabel (King) Strong in rural Fayette County, Iowa. He was baptized, confirmed, and a lifelong member of Illyria Community Church. He graduated from West Union High School in 1954. Kenny joined and served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1957.

Wed
13
Oct

Yvonne Copp

Yvonne Copp

Yvonne G. Copp, 90, of Hawkeye, died Sunday, October 3, 2021, at Stoney Brook Village in West Union. 

Memorial services were held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 8, 2021, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye with Rev. Ron Roberts officiating. Inurnment followed at the Hawkeye Cemetery. Visitation was held on Thursday, October 7, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church and for one-hour preceding services at the Church on Friday. Memorials may be made to the family for later designation. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com 

Wed
13
Oct

Cynthia Durscher

Cynthia Durscher

Cynthia (Cindy) Lea Durscher, 63, of West Union passed away October 6th, 2021 at her home. Cindy was born August 7, 1958 in New Hampton to Dick and Marge Smith. Cindy graduated from Fayette High School in 1976 and attended Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri.  For years she worked at Norby’s in West Union, Iowa.  

  Cindy enjoyed going to Packers and Yankees games with Steve. She was a huge fan (or at least Steve convinced her she was!).  She also enjoyed going to numerous concerts, spending time with Aubree, traveling, the most recent trip was to Duluth, Minnesota. Steve and Cindy spent many hours playing cribbage, where it was very rare when Cindy did not win.

Wed
06
Oct

Irma Osmundson

Irma Osmundson

 

 

Irma Eileen Osmundson, 84, of West Union, Iowa died Sunday, September 26, 2021 in her home. She was born February 22, 1937 to Irvin and Evanna (Schweinefus) Anfinson at home in rural Ossian, Iowa. She graduated from Ossian High School in 1954. On September 14, 1958, Irma was united in marriage to Gordon Osmundson at Stavanger Lutheran Church, rural Ossian. They lived in the Ossian and West Union areas throughout their entire marriage, and three children were born to the couple. Gordon passed away on October 26, 2000.

Wed
29
Sep

Joan Schissel

Joan Schissel

Joan Schissel age 89, of Ossian, Iowa died on Sunday, September 19, 2021 at the Ossian Senior Hospice in Ossian, IA. A mass of Christian Burial was held at the St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church, Ossian, Iowa at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 25, 2021 with Rev. Robert Gross as the clergy. Interment was in the St. Francis De Sales Catholic Cemetery, Ossian, Iowa.

Wed
29
Sep

Philip Kruse

Philip Kruse

 

Philip Kruse age 90 of Waucoma, IA, died Saturday, September 18, 2021, at Strawberry Point Lutheran Home in Strawberry Point, IA.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at St. Luke's Catholic Church, St. Lucas, IA, with Rev. Nick Radloff celebrating the Mass. Interment with military honors was in the church cemetery.Friends greeted the family from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at St. Luke's Catholic Church, St. Lucas, IA. Visitation continues an hour prior to the Mass at the church on Wednesday,

Funeral arrangements are with Hugeback - Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory.  Online condolences for the Kruse family may be left at hugebackfuneralhome.com

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