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  • Helen R. “Becky” Grothe
    Helen R. “Becky” Grothe, lived in Essex, MD for 54 years, born March 9, 1930, passed on December 7, 2017. Born in Owings Mills, MD, to the late Phillip and Mary Knatz. She had one brother and one sister proceed… ..
    Obituary Published At: Avenue News
  • George “Vernon” Fowble
    On Nov. 21, George “Vernon” Fowble passed away. He was the beloved husband of Shirley G. Fowble (nee Cox-Seifert), and the late Barbara Fowble; devoted father of Marsha Resch; and her dear friend Craig, Douglas Fowble and his wife Esther;… ..
    Obituary Published At: Avenue News
  • Carol J. East: 1938-2017
    STREATOR — Carol Jean East, 79, of Normal, formerly of Streator, passed away at 6:08 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, at Heritage Health, Normal. ..
    Obituary Published At: The Times
  • Catherine Marie Smith
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    Obituary Published At: Gillette News Record
  • Theodore S. McClelland
    Theodore S. McClelland, 79, of Chippewa Falls, died on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health System, in Eau Claire. ..
    Obituary Published At: Bloomer Advance News
  • Stephen Sanford
    Stephen Sanford     A graveside service for Stephen Sanford, 58, of West Union was held Monday, Dec. 4, at St. Luke Catholic Cemetery in St. Lucas. His death occurred Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital in West Union. Schluter-Balik Funeral Home in Decorah assisted the family with arrangements.  Stephen Timothy Sanford was born Aug. 7, 1959, in Elmhurst, Ill. Survivors include his mother, Carol Sanford Brand of Eldorado; his daughter, Nicole “Niki” (Robert) Kelly of Parish, Fla.; his grandson, Robbie Kelly; his aunt, Patricia Kennedy of St. Lucas; and cousins Russell Kennedy of Colorado and Laura Fredricksen of Illinois. Stephen was preceded in death by his brother, Gary Sanford; and a grandson, Andrew Kelly.         50u50 Rate this article:  Select ratingGive it 1/5Give it 2/5Give it 3/5Give it 4/5Give it 5/5No votes yet ..
    Obituary Published At: Fayette County Union
  • Jason Hafner
    Jason Hafner HERNDON, Kan. — Jason Hafner, 42, died today (Dec. 13, 2017) at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Neb. Services are pending with Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin, Kan. ..
    Obituary Published At: Mccook Gazette
  • Linda Bright
    Linda Bright     Linda​ ​Lou​ ​(Luchsinger)​ ​Bright​ ​of​ ​West​ ​Union,​ ​Iowa​ ​passed​ ​away​ ​on​ ​Dec.​ ​5,​ ​2017​ ​at​ ​home​ ​surrounded​ ​by her​ ​loving​ ​family.  She​ ​was​ ​born​ ​on​ ​March​ ​21,​ ​1947​ ​in​ ​West​ ​Union,​ ​Iowa,​ ​​ ​eldest​ ​child​ ​of​ ​Lester​ ​and​ ​Lois​ ​(Yauslin)​ ​Luchsinger’s​ ​​ ​three children.​ ​ She​ ​was​ ​baptized​ ​and​ ​confirmed​ ​at​ ​Union​ ​Sunday​ ​School​ ​(United​ ​Methodist,​ ​Clermont).​ ​​ ​ She graduated​ ​from​ ​Valley​ ​School​ ​District​ ​(Clermont)​ ​in​ ​1965.​ ​​After​ ​graduation​ ​she​ ​moved​ ​to​ ​Cedar​ ​Rapids​ ​for employment​ ​at​ ​Square-D.  Linda​ ​married​ ​Don​ ​Bright​ ​on​ ​Oct. ​22,​ ​1966​ ​at​ ​United​ ​Methodist​ ​Church​ ​in​ ​Elgin,​ ​Iowa.​ ​To​ ​this​ ​union​ ​two children​ ​were​ ​born,​ ​Devin​ ​Lee​ ​and​ ​6​ ​years​ ​later​ ​to​ ​the​ ​day,​ ​Alesha​ ​Ann.​ ​They​ ​made​ ​their​ ​family​ ​home​ ​in​ ​the Denver, Iowa community. ​ Linda​ ​and​ ​Don​ ​moved​ ​to​ ​New​ ​Ulm,​ ​Minn.,​ ​in​ ​1994​ ​enjoying​ ​nearly​ ​15​ ​years​ ​in​ ​the community.​ ​​They​ ​retired​ ​in​ ​2008​ ​and​ ​moved​ ​back​ ​to​ ​West​ ​Union,​ ​IA​ ​to​ ​be​ ​near​ ​family.   Wherever​ ​she​ ​lived,​ ​Linda​ ​was​ ​always​ ​active​ ​with​ ​her​ ​church​ ​as​ ​a​ ​liturgist​ ​and​ ​in​ ​other​ ​ministries​ ​including​ ​the United​ ​Methodist​ ​Women,​ Emmaus Community, and mission trip ​to​ ​the​ ​Appalachians.​ Her cinnamon twists were ​always​ ​a​ ​favorite​ ​at​ ​fellowship.​ ​​  Recently​ ​she​ ​volunteered​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Fayette​ ​Historical​ ​Society,​ ​American Legion​ ​Auxiliary,​ ​the​ ​election​ ​board​ ​and​ ​many​ ​other​ ​community​ ​organizations.​ No​ ​matter​ ​how​ ​busy​ ​her schedule,​ ​she​ ​always​ ​found​ ​the​ ​time​ ​and​ ​energy​ ​to​ ​help​ ​others.​ ​​  Linda​ ​also​ ​enjoyed​ ​reading,​ ​gardening, traveling,​ ​finding​ ​bargains,​ ​and​ ​throwing​ ​garage​ ​sales.​ ​​ ​ She​ ​will​ ​be​ ​greatly​ ​missed​ ​by​ ​all​ ​who​ ​knew​ ​her.  Linda’s​ ​pride​ ​and​ ​joy​ ​was​ ​watching​ ​her​ ​children​ ​grow​ ​and​ ​start​ ​families​ ​of​ ​their​ ​own.​ ​She​ ​was​ ​always​ ​excited​ ​to attend​ ​her​ ​grandchildren’s​ ​events​ ​and​ ​activities.​ ​​Linda​ ​always​ ​supported​ ​them​ ​and​ ​beamed​ ​with​ ​pride​ ​for every​ ​challenge​ ​tackled​ ​and​ ​achievement​ ​accomplished.​ ​​All​ ​the​ ​grandchildren​ ​are​ ​held​ ​close​ ​in​ ​her​ ​heart.  Preceding​ ​Linda​ ​in​ ​death​ ​​were ​her​ ​parents,​ ​Lester​ ​and​ ​Lois​ ​Luchsinger,​ ​and​ ​both​ ​sets​ ​of​ ​grandparents.  She​ ​is​ ​survived​ ​by​ ​her​ ​husband​ ​of​ ​51​ ​years,​ ​Donald;​ ​son​ ​Devin​ ​(Laura)​ ​Bright​ ​of​ ​Fox​ ​River​ ​Grove,​ ​Ill.;​ ​daughter Alesha​ ​(Gregory)​ ​Wettleson​ ​of​ ​Gunder,​ ​Iowa;​ ​grandchildren ​Lindsay,​ ​Abigail​ ​and​ ​Jared​ ​Bright,​ ​Mariah,​ ​Jodie​ ​and Ryan​ ​Wettleson​ ​and​ ​Steven​ ​Kress;​ ​brother ​Leslie​ ​”Scott”​ ​(Carolyn)​ ​Luchsinger of​ ​Fayette,​ ​Iowa;​ ​sister,​ ​Lolita Luchsinger, of ​Mason​ ​City,​ ​Iowa ​and​ ​many​ ​other​ ​family​ ​and​ ​friends.  Funeral Services were held at 10 am Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 at United Methodist Church, West Union, Iowa with Rev. Chris Ebbers as the Officiant. Burial followed at Elgin Cemetery, Elgin, Iowa. Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, West Union, Iowa helped the family with arrangements.         50u50 Rate this article:  Select ratingGive it 1/5Give it 2/5Give it 3/5Give it 4/5Give it 5/5No votes yet ..
    Obituary Published At: Fayette County Union
  • Earl Aanes
    Earl Aanes     Earl L. Aanes, 91, of Fayette died Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette. Memorial Services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at First United Methodist Church in Fayette with Rev. Hyeunmee Kang officiating.  Inurnment will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, at God’s Acres Cemetery in Clermont.  Visitation will precede the memorial service at the church on Wednesday from 9 a.m.-11 a.m.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Earl’s name to First United Methodist Church in Fayette.  Online condolences may be left at  Earl Leonard, son of Lloyd and Clara (Erikson) Aanes was born March 3, 1926, in Clermont.  He was baptized and confirmed at the Norwegian Lutheran Church in Clermont.  He received his education in the Clermont Schools graduating from Clermont High School in 1943.  Earl was united in marriage with Alma Ruth Grimes on Oct. 12, 1946, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Elgin. The couple would later divorce.  He was later united in marriage with Ruth Ash.  For 25 years Earl worked for Carnation Breeding specializing in artificial insemination, and eventually started his own business, A. A. Breeders, retiring in the late 1990’s.  Earl was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church in Fayette, Fayette Lions Club (was awarded the Lion of the Year Award in 1998), and served on the Fayette City Council from 1990-1993.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, loved to travel, yard-work, and tinkering with things. Earl is survived by his four children, Steve (Sue) Aanes of New London, Susan (Tim) Barry of Appleton, Wis., Janny Dupuis of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., and Paul (William Best) Aanes of Fridley, Minn.; one step-son, Chuck Ash of Fayette; seven grandchildren, Scott Aanes, Sarah (Christian) Prochaska, Katie Barry, Casey (Jennifer) Barry, Kelsey (Bobbi Pamonicutt) Barry, Greg (Abby) Dupuis, and Stephanie (Dave) Gotlibson; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, Keith (Helen) Aanes of Edmond, Okla.; one sister, Clarice Gass of West Union; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his second wife, Ruth; one son-in-law, David Dupuis; two step-children, Gary and Karen; two brothers, Lyle and Gerald Aanes; and one sister, Jean Anfinson.   50u50   Rate this article:  Select ratingGive it 1/5Give it 2/5Give it 3/5Give it 4/5Give it 5/5No votes yet ..
    Obituary Published At: Fayette County Union
  • LaFonda Meyer
    Lafonda Meyer     Lafonda Marie Meyer, 97, of Fayette, Iowa, formerly of West Union, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at Maple Crest Manor, Fayette.  Honoring Lafonda's request, there are no services planned at this time.  A private family inurnment, at the West Union Cemetery will be held at a later date.  Lafonda Marie Meyer was born on Dec. 17, 1919, in Wadena, Iowa, to Alden and Lola (Whittenbaugh) Gell. She graduated from West Union High School.  In 1940, Lafonda was united in marriage with Merlin "Dutch" Meyer.  The couple made West Union their home for many years. Lafonda moved to Maple Crest Manor, Fayette, Iowa, in 2005.  Lafonda was the Deputy County Treasurer in Fayette County for 30 years, retiring in 1985.  She was a member of DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution), Royal Neighbors and Republican Women.  Lafonda was a longtime member of Bethel Presbyterian Church in West Union. In her free time, Lafonda enjoyed having coffee with friends, and visiting family.  She is survived by her daughter, Diane (Robert) Yarcho of Shell Rock, Iowa; two granddaughters, Deena (Ron) Evans of Randalia, Iowa and Karma Knospe of West Union, Iowa; seven great-grandchildren, Trent (Jess) Blessing of Solon, Iowa, Trevor (Maggie) Blessing of Omaha, Neb., Cory (Heidi) Evans of Independence, Iowa, Pamela (Josh) Yager of New Vienna, Iowa, Jeremy (Blaine) Dewey of Crystal, Minn., Valerie Knospe of Randalia, Iowa and Ben (Molly) Knospe of Walcott, Iowa; and seven great-great-grandchildren.  Lafonda was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; infant son, John Meyer; and grandson, Blaine Blessing.  S.K. Rogers Funeral Home – Fayette is assisting the family with arrangements.          50u50   Rate this article:  Select ratingGive it 1/5Give it 2/5Give it 3/5Give it 4/5Give it 5/5No votes yet ..
    Obituary Published At: Fayette County Union
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