Keystroke Ctrl F is a page search tool
Gerald Dean West, age 68, of New Hampton, died on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012 with a 6 p.m. scriptural wake service at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton. Online condolences may be left for Gerald’s family at www.conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials may be directed to the family.
Burial will be at a later date.
Gerald “Jerry” Dean West was born on May 11, 1943 to Wilbert and Pauline (Farrow) West in Benton Harbor, MI. Jerry attended school in Benton Harbor and graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1959. He then enlisted in the US Army serving in the Vietnam War. After his honorable discharge Jerry worked in manufacturing. While working, he also earned his Associates Degree of Applied Science from Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac, MI. He continued to work in manufacturing where he met and married Sally Logue on July 9, 1992 in Effingham, Ill.. The couple then moved to New Hampton where they have lived ever since. Jerry enjoyed spending time with his wife and family, fishing, hunting, watching television and playing computer games.
Jerry is survived by his loving wife, Sally of New Hampton; his children, Tina (Tony) Shattuck, Julie (Ron) Hicks both of Marcellus, MI, Jerry (Deena) West of Burr Oak, MI, Penny West and Todd (Gail) West both of Niles, MI; his step-children, Joe (Boni) Logue of New Hampton, John Logue of Springfield, MO, George Logue of Elma and Joyce (Jason) Meyerhoff of New Hampton; his 21 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren and his siblings, Donald, Vesta, Loretta, Betty, Charlene, Bob, David and Kenny.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers Wilbert and LeRoy; his sister, Rosemary; his brother-in-law, Joe Baker; his son-in-law, John Buttler and his father and mother-in-law, Harold and BettyPowers.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 6 at the S. K. Rogers Funeral Home in Sumner. A private family interment will occur after the service at Fairview Cemetery, Cedar Falls.
Public visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 5, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the S. K. Rogers Funeral Home, 118 West First Street, Sumner. Deb was born April 21, 1952, in Tripoli to Albert and Margaret “Jean” Wright Green. She graduated from Tripoli High School in 1970 and then attended Allen School of Nursing to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. For the past twenty years, Deb was employed at Mercy Hospital in Oelwein as an LPN. One of her greatest joys was working on the 3rd floor with the long term care patients.
Deb also enjoyed spending time in her flower garden, making home cooked meals for her family and being with her dog Tassie.
Deb is survived by her three daughters, Danette (Tim) Cronin of Marion, Kelli (Tom) Paulsen of Albuquerque, NM and Leslie (Rick) Usher of New Hampton; one brother Tom (Marla) Green of New Hampton; two step-sisters, Pat Schultz of Sumner, and Mary Voshell of Davenport; eleven grandchildren, Forrest, Hayden and Riley Cronin of Marion, Sierra, Whitney, Kayla, Tessa and Abigail Paulsen of Albuquerque, NM and Hunter Lehmkuhl, Nolan and Dylan Usher of New Hampton; and a special friend, Jim Axness of Sumner.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Jean Green, along with her step mom Margaret Green.
The family suggests memorials be made to Lymphoma Society, 2238 California Ave, Iowa City, IA, 52240.
The S.K. Rogers Funeral Home, 118 W 1st Street, Sumner, IA is in charge of arrangements. Ph. 563-578-1800
On-line condolences may be left at www.skrogersfuneralhome.com
William “Bill” Joseph Mondt, 57, of Forsyth, Mo., left this world for a far better one on Jan. 6, 2012 while vacationing in Cozumel, Mexico.
Celebration of Life service was held Jan. 14, 2012 at 3 p.m. at the River Church in Forsyth, Mo., where he has been a faithful member for nine years. It was officiated by Pastor Kris Pace. Bill will be dearly missed by all his family and a multitude of friends and co-workers.
The youngest child of Clarence John and Kathryn (Dye) Mondt, he was born on December 26, 1954 in Cresco. He was married to Patricia “Dawn”(Stewart) Mondt on October 16, 1987.
Bill spent over half of his life working as an electrician and making all our worlds a little brighter. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and following his team, the Kansas City Chiefs, through good and bad seasons. He was a devoted servant at his church, serving wherever needed, especially enjoyed the music and power point for the children’s ministry.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, one half-brother, Jack, a half-sister, Ivy, and his nephew, Junior.
He is survived by his wife, Dawn, and three children of the home, Erica Nicole, Sean Joseph, and Autumn Faith. Survived also by three brothers and wives, Dale and Marlys of Sheffield, Bob and Wanda of Charles City, and Charles and Linda of Orland, Ill.. Survived by one half-brother and wife, Gerald and LaVern of Bemidji, Minn.. Survived by four sisters, Donna Trachta of Chester, sister and husband, Mary and Jack Schomaker of Spencer, Ruth Holley of Mason City, and Carrie Salemme of Tacoma, Wash. He was also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.
Cremation was under the direction of Forsyth Whelchel Funeral Chapel.
Terry Messersmith, age 69, of New Hampton, passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012 at Allen Hospital in Waterloo, with his family by his side.
Funeral services for Terry will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton with Pastor Kevin Frey officiating. Burial will be at New Hampton Cemetery in New Hampton.
Visitation will be from 3 - 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton and will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Online condolences for Terry’s family may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials may be directed to the family.
Terry Joseph Messersmith was born June 1, 1942 to Vern “Little Butch” and Minone (Sturdevant) Messersmith in Storm Lake. He received his education at New Hampton School District. On October 28, 1960, Terry was united in marriage to Shirley Vorwaldat at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton. Following their marriage the couple resided in New Hampton until moving to the farm west of New Hampton in 1975, where they lived until October of 2008. Terry was self-employed. He loved traveling, was an avid Chickasaw wrestling fan. He enjoyed racing and talking with everyone he met. His grandchildren were his pride and joy.
Terry is survived by his two children, Cindy Randall (Jim Siglin) of New Hampton and Brad (Cindy) Messersmith of New Hampton; two grandchildren, Brooke and Jake Randall; his sisters, Linda (Ron) Hartman of Harper’s Ferry, Deb (Mike) Tenge of New Hampton; his sister-in-law, Sharon Messersmith and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Shirley on September 10, 2005; parents and one brother, Dave Messersmith.
Russell L. Lukes age 71 of Protivin, died Sunday morning, Jan. 15, 2012, at Regional Health Services in Cresco of natural causes.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 19. 2012, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Protivin with interment in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held 3 - 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 at Hugeback's Protivin Funeral Home with further visitation Thursday 8:30 - 10 a.m. at the funeral home, before the service.
Online condolences for Russell's family may be left at hugebackfuneralhome.com 563-569-8800
Edna M. Long, age 91, of New Hampton, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 at her home, with her family at her side.
Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 at Holy Family Parish – St. Joseph’s Center in New Hampton with Father Mark Osterhauscelebrating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in New Hampton with Edna’s grandchildren Sarah Vice, Casey O’Brien, David O’Brien, Erin O’Brien, Anna Long, Brian Long, Stephanie Laures and Katie Galligan serving as casket bearers and honorary casket bearers will be Lynn Hopp, Dick White, Mac McDonald, Steve Breitbach, Robert Lentz, Tom Ungs and Randy Erion.
Visitation will be from 4 - 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton with a scriptural wake service at 5 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass on Wednesday. Condolences for Edna’s family may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials directed to the family.
Edna (Ungs) Long was born March 23, 1920 to Michael and Elizabeth (Rausch) Ungsnear North Washington. She attended St. Mary’s School in North Washington, graduated from there and furthered her education at Teacher’s College (UNI) in Cedar Falls. She taught in rural schools. On August 26, 1943, she was united in marriage to Bill Long at St. Joseph’s Church in New Hampton. They lived in New Hampton all of their married years. She worked at the Oliver Plant in Charles City, J.C. Penney store in New Hampton, and was secretary for the New Hampton Chamber of Commerce. After her husband’s death, she enjoyed volunteer work. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Church and the St. Joseph’s Rosary Society.
Edna is survived by her children; Sandie (Tom) Galligan of Panama City Beach, Fla., Nancy (Mike) O’Brien of Rochester, Minn., and Bill (Sherri) Long of North Oaks, MN; grandchildren Stephanie Laures, Sarah (Jason) Vice, Katie Gallgan, Casey O’Brien, David (Terra) O’Brien, Erin O’Brien, Brian and Anna Long, seven great grandchildren, sister-in-law Imelda Ungs of New Hampton and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband Bill (March 5, 1995), her parents, brothers Clarence, Edward, Francis, Reynold and Clement Ungs and sisters Elaine Gates, Mildred Nosbisch and Luella Lentz.
Donna L. “LuAnn” Swinton died of natural causes at Marietta’s Place care center in Manchester, on Jan. 14, 2012.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21 at the United Church of Christ, 3530 70th Street in Urbandale. A visitation with the family will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the service at 11 and a lunch reception at the church. Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
She was born to Margaret and Lou Moine on Nov. 26, 1931 in a farm home eight miles east of Nashua. She was the youngest of seven children, including her brothers and sisters Winifred, Bud, Dick, Marian, Albert and Grace. She married Fred Swinton, also of the Nashua area, on September 10, 1950. LuAnn obtained a teaching certificate and taught school in a country schoolhouse in Nashua. LuAnn and Fred eventually moved to Urbandale, where they later purchased an acreage and raised their three children, Stephen, JoAnn and David.
After Fred passed away in 1970, LuAnn founded the Farmer In The Dell Preschool which she operated at the acreage for 30 years. Farmer In The Dell introduced the many hundreds of children who attended not only to the joy of learning and the many crafts projects which LuAnn designed for them, but also to the delight of caring for animals including rabbits, chickens and lambs.
LuAnn was always quick with a smile and a hearty laugh. One of the many ways in which she demonstrated her love to family and friends was through her wonderful cooking and hospitality. She also enjoyed gardening, bridge, crafts and woodworking. She was a longtime member of the United Church of Christ in Urbandale and the Urbandale Lioness Club.
In addition to her husband, LuAnn was preceded in death by her father, mother and siblings.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Susan Swinton of Poway, Calif., daughter JoAnn of Manchester, and son David of Johnston, grandchildren Kimberly (Jeff) Grobaski of Fort Collins, Colo., Kameron (Megan) Swinton of San Diego, Calif., and Kristiaan Swinton of Minneapolis, Minn., and three great-grandchildren, Mason and Finley Grobaski and Hadley Swinton.
Joanna C. Geerts, age 86, of North Washington, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 at New Hampton Nursing and Rehab Center in New Hampton surrounded by her family.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 at Immaculate Conception Church in North Washington with Father Mark Osterhaus celebrating. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in North Washington.
Visitation will be from 3 - 8 p.m.with a 4:30 p.m. rosary and a 7 p.m. scriptural wake service at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the mass on Saturday. Online condolences may be left for Joanna’s family at www.conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials may be directed to the family.
Joanna Catherine Schwickerath was born April 6, 1925, the eldest child of Alfred and Josephine (Mishak) Schwickerath. Born and raised in the North Washington area, she went one year to a one-room school house in Devon, then attended St. Mary’s School in North Washington until leaving to stay home to help her mother. She was a life-long member of Immaculate Conception Parish and Rosary Society.
She was united in marriage to Elmer Geerts on Nov. 12, 1947 and to that union three children were born. They farmed in the area until 1959, when they moved into North Washington and lived for 45 years.
They shared a passion for fishing; from shore, in a boat and on the ice.
They were dedicated custodians and grounds keepers for the parish for 13 years. Joanna also loved camping with family and friends, dropping in on family to help work on whatever they were doing and was an avid gardener. She continued to manage her own considerable yard, including beautiful flowers, trees and 117 evergreen shrubs, she lovingly trimmed and cared for until suffering a stroke in 2004. She moved to Kensington Place at that time and then into The New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center where she felt and was treated like part of the family.
Joanna is survived by her three children, David (Donna) Geerts of North Washington, Gary (Nylene) Geerts of Denver, and Gladys (John) Christoph of New Hampton; two brothers, Robert (Marlys) Schwickerath, Cletus (Eleanor) Schwickerath; two sisters, Bernice Felder and Alice (Herb) Carpenter; 13 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Elmer; daughter-in-law, Judy Geerts; grandsons-in-law, Gordon Settje and Bruce Crooks and in-laws, Ray Felder, Paul and Helen Geerts, Louis and Catherine Geerts, Andrew Geerts and Everett Kruth.
Dale Carter age 65 of rural Plainfield, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at his home.
Memorial services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at the Hugeback & Chenoweth Funeral Home in Nashua. Private family interment will occur at a later date.
Friends may greet the family 3 - 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at the Hugeback & Chenoweth Funeral Home in Nashua. Visitation continues an hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Online condolences for Dale's family may be left at hugebackfuneralhome.com
Dale Wayne Carter was born November 6, 1946, in Elma, the son of Our and Mabel Jane (Bradley) Carter. He received his elementary education in Elma and graduated from the Cresco High School in 1966. On August of the same year he was united in marriage to Linda Phippen at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Alta Vista. To this union three children were born.
Dale began work at John Deere in Waterloo on August 31, 1966 and retired twenty six years later on August 31, 1992. Working was a hobby for Dale and following his retirement he loved to help area farmers, worked for Croell Redi-Mix, Tiedt Tiling and the sawmill, SMI, in Nashua. Dale loved to ride horses and had been a member of the Chickasaw Trail Riders. He liked collecting John Deere memorabilia, western movies and loved to spend time with his grandchildren and his dog, ‘Reece’.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Linda; their children, Robert (Shawna) Carter of Farnhamville; Rhonda (Allen “Muddy’) Deutsch of Nashua, Randy “Petey” (Brenda) Carter of Nashua; four grandchildren, Kayla Deutsch, Kyler Deutsch, Amber Carter and Ryan Carter; one brother, Larry Carter of Waverly; one sister, Judy (John) Kobliska of Elma.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Russell Carter
Angeline Marie Aman, age 83, of Battle Creek passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012 at Bronson Battle Creek.
Arrangements by Spencer Family Funeral Home, Athens.
Luella M. Glaser, age 84, of New Hampton, Iowa went home to be with her Lord and Savior at the New Hampton Care Center in New Hampton on Jan. 9, 2012.
Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, Jan.13, 2012 at Holy Family Parish-St. Joseph’s Center in New Hampton with Father Mark Osterhaus celebrating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in New Hampton with Jon Glaser, Tracy Demro, Kevin Glaser, Scott Glaser, Andy Glaser and Jacob Glaser serving as casket bearers and honorary casket bearers will be Luella’s grandchildren, Noah Glaser and Berto Uribe.
Visitation will be from 3 - 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton with a rosary at 3:30 p.m. and scriptural wake service at 8 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass on Friday. Condolences for Luella’s family may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials may be directed to the family.
Luella M. Glaser, age 84, of New Hampton, IA passed away Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 at New Hampton Care Center in New Hampton.
Luella Marie Glaser was born on July 9, 1927 to Francis and Lornetta (Kalkbrenner) Rings in New Hampton. She attended St. Mary’s School in North Washington for 11 years and graduated from New Hampton High School in 1945. Luella was united in marriage to Harold Glaser on October 28, 1947 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in New Hampton. The couple farmed west of New Hampton until 1977 when they retired to New Hampton.
Luella loved her children and grandchildren making many sacrifices to assure that they were well taken care of, always putting others first. She loved gardening and her flower gardens. Luella was a member of St. Joseph’s Center – Holy Family Parish, St. Joseph’s Rosary Society, New Hampton Garden Club and was bookkeeper for Harold’s Nachurs Fertilizer.
Luella is survived by her loving husband Harold of 64 years; children Lambert “Bert” (Pamela) Glaser of Dubuque, Wilbert “Gus” (Carol) of Chatfield, Minn., Zelda (Dennis) Demro of Nashua, Dale (Elaine) Glaser of Ionia, Lester (Wilma) Glaser of New Hampton, Joyce (David) Dryer of Davenport, and Gerard (Angela) Glaser of New Hampton; 25 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; brother Roger Rings of New Hampton; numerous nieces and nephews; in-laws Bernard “Barnie” (Fran) Glaser of San Francisco, Calif., John Glaser of Phoenix, Ariz., Joseph Glaser of New Hampton, Frank Glaser of Waterloo, Vincent Glaser of Alta Vista, Mary Ann (Brian) Valley of Orland Park, Ill., Luella (Phil) Jorgensen of Cedar Falls, and Donald Glaser of St. Charles, Minn.
She is preceded in death by her parents Francis and Lornetta; sister Francis Bohr; brother-in-law Art Bohr; sisters-in-law Mary Jo Rings, Elizabeth Huber, Margaret Zubrod, Lois Glaser, Phyllis Glaser, Clarice Glaser, and Laverne Glaser; brother-in-law Paul “Bobby” Glaser.
Edwin B. Brincks, age 89, of New Hampton, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012 at New Hampton Nursing and Rehab Center.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 at Holy Family Parish-St. Mary’s Center with Father Mark Osterhaus celebrating the mass. Burial will at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 3 - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 with a 4 p.m. scriptural wake service and a 5 p.m. Knights of Columbus rosary at Conway-Markham Funeral Homein New Hampton. Visitation will continue at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral mass on Thursday. Online condolences may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials may be directed to the family.
Edwin Bernard Brincks was born on February 16, 1922 to Bernard and Susie (Weber) Brincks in Ossian. He attended country school near Ossian. Edwin helped on the family farm and also hired out to their neighbors. On November 10, 1947 Edwin was united in marriage to Elizabeth Ann Gilbert at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Hampton. The couple purchased a farm near New Hampton where they raised their seven children. Edwin also worked for Stolz Construction and McGrath Implement. He enjoyed playing cards and spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a member of Holy Family Parish-St. Mary’s Center and the Knights of Columbus.
Edwin is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Elizabeth; his children, Linda (Tom) Sauer of Troy Mills, Robert (Betty) Brincks, Ron Brincks, both of New Hampton, Karen (Tom) Oberg of Moline, Ill., Dewey (Mary) Brincks of Lawler, Jerry (Julie) Brincks of Melcher, and Donna (Richard) Houser of New Hampton; 19 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Edna Huinker of Decorah and Rita (LaVerne) Bushman and one brother Richard (Evelyn) Brincks both of Ossian.
He was preceded in death by his parents Bernard and Susie Brincks; four brothers, Bill, Alphonse, Cletus and Gregory in infancy; three sisters, Agnes Langreck, Lorraine Weiglein and Matilda Hackman and one granddaughter, Kelli Sauer.
Donald M. Nargang dies at 94
Come, join us!
We strive to
conclude our program around 3:00 p.m. Interest sometimes
can be high and we may go beyond 3:00 p.m. but our meeting concludes
at 3:00 p.m.
Volunteers maintain this archive by posting directly to the web from their home computers.
Computers and Genealogy
Computers were invented to do genealogy.