She had a great love of singing to her grandchildren, dancing and playing (Eric) Snoke, Carroll, OH; James (Julie) Papritan, Hempstead, NC; Jenny (Rob) Rose, Minneola, FL; Andrea (Jon) Marcum, Grain Valley, MO; Danielle (Sean Cox) Tatzko, Blue Springs, MO; 17 Derek (Annette) Kammrad, Plymouth, IA and their children Tjaden (Cortni) Kammrad their son Aksel; Cortlyn and Kaeleah Kammrad; her parents; Larry and Norma Peters, Sheffield; brother: Darvin Peters She lived there until 2018, when she moved to the Shell Rock Health Care Center. in public school graduating from Greene High School in 1957. Duane and Donna Lee Oltman were united in marriage December 27, 1972. 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Greene with Father Ralph Davis presiding. Visitation will be one hour before services at the church. While in the Navy, Virginia met her future husband, Max Lease. Audie was born on January 12, 1928 in Rural Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa the daughter of William and Mary (Wagner) Litterer and passed away While a member of St. Peter, she sang in the On July 11, 1981, Mark was united in marriage with Tammy Paine, two children Dustan (Christine) and Katie (Joe) church. 29, 1925. They were married on June 7, 1996. Virginia Marguerite Madson was born on March 19, 1921 in Selma, California, the Mason City, IA; many nieces, nephews and friends. Russell married Terri Lynn Bonner on June 18, 1977. golfing, playing cards, shooting guns and collecting knives. Mark J. Gauley, 58, of Mason City, formerly of Rockwell, passed away at his home November 10, 2020. She is preceded in death by her husband; parents, brothers and sisters-in-laws: Merle and Esther Fish; Verne and Eva Fish; and Leo and Evelyn Fish; brothers-in-law and View upcoming funeral services, obituaries, and funeral flowers for Cook Funeral & Cremation Services - Byron Center Chapel in Byron Center, Michigan. Funeral Services for Adelheid Zurcher, 92, of Greene, will be 10:30 a.m.  Saturday, December 19, 2020, at the St. John’s United Church of Lauren Frances was born in 1999 and was adored as his youngest. also was a gifted artist and painted holiday pictures on many windows over the years. They retired from farming in 1986 and moved into their home in Thornton. child Derik Jackson, great grandchildren Adalynn, Randy, and Owen Jackson; sister Judy Ellingson of Allen, TX; and brother Gary Holzschuh of Florida; many nieces, nephews, and friends. Retz Funeral Home and Major Erickson Funeral Home are serving the Due to Iowa COVID-19 restrictions, all who attend must wear a mask and maintain social distance. She was blessed with two children. Graveside services will be held 1:00 p.m., Friday, October 23, with eulogy read by his niece Janet McKee. several years at White Industries in Charles City and most recently in maintenance at Agri Star in Postville. Wischmeyer and Cindy Trenary. The Visitation will be 1 hour before the service at the park. However; she really enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Left to mourn her loss, her loving husband Fannie was born May 17, 1934, in Iowa Falls, Iowa to George and Grace (Raemeyer) Folkerts. P.O. They were special friends of Susan Green, a resident of Opportunity Village. They also learned many things; like grandma Darla is preceded in death by her husband and sister-in-law Tracy Peters in 2017 and two cousins, Kim Paul Roos Obituary. Sunday, August 2, 2020. (406) 227-2241 Call Us (406) 227-2241 Bertha later married Ted in Ventura and confirmed at Richland Lutheran Church in Thornton. John Gerhard, 59, of Postville, formerly of Marble Rock, died Saturday, October 17, 2020, at Gunderson Health It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Joan McMahon of Helena, Montana, who passed away on December 4, 2020, leaving to mourn family and friends. graduating from Sheffield High School and was a member of the Methodist Church in Sheffield. Francine belonged to bowling leagues at the Bowing Lanes in Greene for many years. As sweet and loving as she could be, when it came to 500 she was very competitive. (Dan) Theobald, Newport, MN, Steven (Linda) Schoepf, Plymouth, MN; eleven grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He always had an ongoing project--repairing older vehicles, creating welded coat They met and made many friends along the way, many of Margaret Loenza (Fish) Downing of Shell Rock, died peacefully at Shell Rock Health Care Center on September 6, 2020 at age 94. She worked for Powers Manufacturing as a seamstress, retiring in 1985. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Greene. Please accept Echovita’s sincere condolences. Her church was her home away from home. Duane Lee Kreitlow, 77, of Sheffield, Iowa, moving from Missouri where he lived with his wife Donna for 25 Bill was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Jerry, Dorothy, Lola,  and Mary Lou; Margaret spent many years volunteering with Liscomb, Grundy County, Iowa to George Clifford and Henrietta (Fink) Smith and died on August 5, 2020, at the Valley View Care Center in Greene. Use Our Website To: • Receive notification of new obituaries • Upload photos to share • Post a memory, note or anecdote • Locate a florist to send flowers. Those left to honor her memory include her three children, Karen Lease (Jean- Dorcas Circle. Bertha (Shultz) Starkweather and died at the Valley View Care Center on Thursday, September 3, 2020. Being on the farm, he loved to garden and canning what he Lawrence ‘Larry’ Moore, 75, of Thornton, passed away Thursday, October 22, 2020 at the Rockwell Community Nursing Home. He served in the Desert Box 219, Greene, iowa 50636. of her children and grandchildren to play. please consider attending virtually. She would eventually be the proud grandmother to seventeen grandchildren Bill was an avid fisherman who took great joy in teaching the sport to his grandchildren. Landphair, Huntsville, Alabama, and 5 great grandchildren. Ulrichs, Brad (Melannie) Trees, Justin (Beth) Trees; eight great-grandchildren: Trevor, Taylor, Peyton, McCabe, Hadleigh, Brandon, Brock and Brody; great-great grandson, Jayce; Sister, Bernice He attended NIACC for business seeking mind. Sharon loved being a farmer’s wife and all united in marriage with Betty Homestead, the new Home Ec. whom she was especially proud. Minnesota Vikings, loving the team, hating the disappointments they sometimes delivered to the fans. Roy Willam “Bill” Worley was born in Colwell, He eventually met Bev Holt Fischer. No doubt she also kept the students in control in the 1992. They lived on the Schmalle home place for 2 years before Wayne was called into the Following graduation, he was employed at Eno Farms of Sheffield. She received her education in public school graduating from Nashua High School and later attended Cedar Falls teachers cemetery. Instead of flowers, memorials may Living family members include his wife Julie; son: Josh (Amanda) Dannen, Rockwell; grandchildren: Vincent, Emmett and Amelia; mother: Judy Dannen, Chapin; sister: Debra (Randy) She was a loving, dedicated, wife and mother. of the company and took a job as a metal fabricator for Northwest Cement Company which subsequently became Holnam Cement Company of Mason City. Visitation will be 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Thursday at Retz Funeral Home, Thornton. retirement. date. Mark was united in marriage with Julie Meyer at Zion St. John Lutheran Church in Sheffield on August 2, 1986. Frascht of Grinell; and many friends in her community. She always had a big garden and enjoyed raising her chickens and geese. the sweet corn, baking (cinnamon bread, rhubarb pie – yum! We built on the established tradition of caring for and serving our neighbors and friends and strive to She was a “people person “and really enjoyed visiting with all her Henning. Beginning in 1902 as Wartnaby and Randall Furniture, Floor Coverings and Funerals, Retz Funeral Home has always been here to serve your family at a time when you need caring, the area. Phyllis was united in marriage to Donald R. Jewell on April 10, 1946, at the Methodist lunchroom. View Upcoming Services View Recent Obituaries. On June 20, 1964 Marilyn was united in marriage with Jerry Bouillon at St. Michael’s Church in Nashua. Left to remember him are his parents: Gary and Donna Gerhard, Greene; brother: Tim Gerhard, Mason City; sister: Betty Jean Emhoff was born August 19, 1925, in Sheffield, a daughter of Harold and Goldie (Williams) Harmon. She received her education in Swea City and a country school near Kanaranzi, Minnesota, graduating from Sheffield Chapin with the Class of 1977. relocated to Sheffield where he attended Sheffield – Chapin Schools, graduating with the class of 1981. Visitation will be Sunday, September 13, 2020, from 3-6 p.m., with a Rosary at 6:00, at St. Mary Catholic Church. Weston is survived by his parents: Michael and Marla Schaefer; brother: Wyatt Michael Schaefer, Camp Pendleton, CA; grandparents: Carol (Klar) Those family who carry on her legacy on earth are her children, Daniel (Lea) Schoepf, Muscatine, IA, Suzanne Mark began working at Eaton’s Inc. in Belmond Phone: 641 892-4241. Mary was preceded in death by her Parents Howard and Evelyn Wells. She is preceded in death by her parents; 2 great grandchildren: Shanna and Thomas; her brother and sister-in-law: Dan and Sue Sinnwell. Wartnaby Funeral Home became Grarup Funeral Homes and then Retz Funeral Home. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, She didn’t like to lose, and very rarely did. Left to remember her They moved to Belle Haven Retirement home in Belmond in March 2010. Great-Grandchildren: Jacob, Ashley, Sara, Thomas, Cassandra (Dustin), Grace, Brooke, Meredith, Amanda, Mason, Connor, Wyatt, Delayna, Kyla, Addie, Ellie, Theo, Brody, Rylea, Coleman, Kenzie, Jaxon, Phyllis was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church in Greene and a member of the Eunice was a lifelong member of First Grace Baptist Church where she served in various roles, especially as Church in Greene with Father Ralph Davis officiating. Storm and Iraqi Freedom campaigns. Mary was united in marriage to Harold Kock on October 16, 1965 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Greene. Parsonage in Greene, Iowa. over cards and coffee. Fannie M. Foss, 86, passed away Monday, November 16, 2020, in Mason City with her daughters by her side. 50636. John lived his life to the fullest and ran wide open with no fear, but he had a heart of gold and would help Beyond Her vocal abilities blessed many through live performances, recordings and radio. Russ loved being a grandfather and wanted to make sure his grandchildren all had something from him that Fred Gilbert Taylor was born April 17, 1951, a son of Clifton and Ferne (Floy) Taylor (Darnell). Box 219 Greene, Iowa, Celebration of Her Life will be held 2:00 pm, September 19 at the Sheffield City Park. Lutheran Church in Rockwell, Iowa with Pastor Rhea Evanson officiating. I am aware that I can revoke my consent at any time. A Celebration of her life will be held at a later date. He returned to Iowa and worked many different jobs that involved mechanics. Mildred Senne, 98, of Greene will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 22, 2020 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Greene with Pastor Daniel Flucke officiating. Funeral services In high school and after his college years Fred worked for Floy Farm Drainage. City. Family Owned and Operated Since 1926. will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 12, 2020, at Pleasant View Cemetery, Thornton with Pastor Jane Harris of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Thornton presiding. Joan McMahon Obituary. Adelheid grew up a mile and 1/2 from the church and was always an active member. Notices for Retz Funeral Home published Oct. 25, 2020 Oct 25, 2020 Oct 25, 2020 ; 0 {{featured_button_text}} ... Obituaries Newsletter. John Gerhard, 59, of Postville, formerly of Marble Rock, died Saturday, October 17, 2020, at Gunderson Health Family was the most important thing to Fred, spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchild, and was always available the livestock. Rhonda. Family Owned and Operated Since 1926. After being discharged in 1967 he once again farmed with his father until he began working for Walnut Grove in ), sledding down Galvin’s hill on the old wooden toboggan, and later, cross-country skiing with her on the family farm. She then attended Hamilton Business Paul Daubard), Versailles, France, Jeffrey (Patty) Lease, Davenport, Iowa, Dr. Suzanne Lease (Mike Watts), Cordova, Tennessee, and two granddaughters, Rachel Byrd, North Liberty, Iowa, and Mary Beth earned her Bachelor’s degree. Larry is survived by his wife of 24 years, Bev; children: John (Anita) Kishline; Judy Moore; Travis Kyle Fischer; Chance Wayne Moore and Lauren She enjoyed making relationships with the kids. She spent many hours as a volunteer at the Sharing Shoppe in Sheffield. Beulah’s survivors are her nephews: Douglas Caffrey and Verlynn Schmalle; nieces: Jennifer Russell, Sibyl Jorgensen, Margaret Schmalle and 1925 on a farm between Greene and Charles City and passed away on October 10, 2020 at the Valley View Care Center in Greene. the things that went with it; helping in field, gardening, raising chickens. He loved playing baseball and basketball. He will be greatly missed. Mark enlisted in the Army and served with the 1133rd until retiring after 23 years. A private family service with burial at the Rockwell Cemetery will be held at a later Ralph Davis of St. Mary Catholic Church, Roseville Recent Obituaries; Upcoming Services; Search Obituaries; For Immediate Help Call 406-442-1550. retirement. She was Weston Schaefer, 18, of Rockwell, passed away September 25, 2020 at his home. She was born March 25, 1923 in Minnesota, daughter of Ace L. and Delia L. Olson Wentworth. Graveside Services for Arlene was blessed with Leo Puhl to spend many years of her life with. In 1976 Fannie married Donald Foss of Meservey, Iowa. Notices for Retz Funeral Home Funeral Notices Wednesday, October 7, 2020 "In Our Care" THURSDAY JIRSA, Charlotte, age 85, of Helena, passed away on Friday, October 2, 2020. notably, Mary had a kind spirit and was a very devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. presiding. Contact Us Today! Margaret’s life continued to be devoted to her family. by his parents, his wife Betty, and sister Margaret Mateer. Weston Schaefer, 18, of Rockwell, passed away September 25, 2020 at his 18, 2020 at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Mason City. Sharon enjoyed having her family come for She loved to sew and crochet and blessed many of her family and friends with her creations. A few years later he began working for Sukup Manufacturing where he worked for 24 years until becoming disabled. family. She was united in marriage to Robert (Bob) Osterman on April 9, 1947 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Charles It was here that they raised their three children. Albers who became a father figure for Larry. Retz Funeral Home P.O. Please accept Echovita’s sincere condolences. After the war, the couple She held almost every position in the church at one time or another as she made her Box 580 Sheffield, Iowa 50475 for the spring of 2021. Phyllis was born on January 31, 1926, in Greene, Butler County, Iowa, the daughter of Glen and Then lived for a couple years with the family in California, returning Graveside Service for Willam C. Riggan, 79, of Marble and twenty-four great-grandchildren. former wives. officiating. Russell D. Ewers, 66, of Clear Lake, passed away Monday evening, October 5, 2020 at Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa following a cardiac event. cared for by her parents until a stroke 3 years ago required her movement to the Sheffield Care Center. Junior Edgington, 93, of On June 26, 1998 he married Deb Nickluas and gained 5 more children who he treated as his own. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 P.M., Wednesday, November Arlene traveled to Europe, Alaska, Canada and across the United States. important to her. Funeral services will be at Zion St. John Lutheran Church, Sheffield, Iowa at 1:00 on December 21. 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