Ethen, Milton, Meyer, Mitchell, and Liston Family
[Note: Jack was the husband of Mary Ann
Little, who is the great-granddaughter of Mary Ann Condon
Leonard--a daughter of Michael Condon. Mary Ann Little has
been an important contributor to my genealogy web site.]
(Please send me copies or links to
obits you know of.
A good source of obituaries from Mitchell County, Iowa is
at the following link, maintained by Kermit L. Kittleson:
Paul Arthur Gilles,
05/20/1926 - 04/03/2019
Gilles, 92, of Waterloo, died Wednesday, April 3, at
He was born
May 20, 1926, in Stacyville, the son of Roy and Anna Seibert
Gilles. He married Gertrude Miller June 17, 1947, in
employed by John Deere as a laborer for 37 years before
retiring in 1983. Paul served our country honorably in the
Navy during World War II.
by: his wife, Gertrude of Waterloo; five sons, Don Gilles of
Lime Springs, Randy Gilles of Waterloo, Gary Gilles of
Raymond, Curt (Chris) Gilles, and Doug Gilles, of
Waterloo; two daughters, Joyce (Dave) Dunn and Jayne
Gulden, both of Waterloo; 16 grandchildren, 22
Preceded in death by: five
brothers, Wilfred, Wilmer, Reuben, Vernon, and Danny; and
four sisters, Marian, Theresa, Elizabeth, and Adeline.
Mass of Christian Burial:
11:00 a.m. Monday, April 8, at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church with burial to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery where
full military rites will be performed by the Waterloo
AMVETS Post 19 the Evansdale Post 31 along with the Naval
Honor Guard. Public visitation will be from 2-5:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 7, at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral
Service on West Ridgeway and for one hour before the
service at the church.
Memorials may be directed to
the Alzheimer’s Association or UnityPoint Hospice.
Published online at:
Condon Stewart, 08/28/1962 - 10/22/2018
On Monday, October 22, 2018, Annette Condon Stewart, loving
wife and mother of three, passed away at the age of 56.
Annette was born on August 28, 1962 in Ottumwa, Iowa to
Dick and Doris Condon. She received her Bachelor’s
Degree in Elementary Education from Black Hills University,
after growing up in Pierre, South Dakota. She taught
continuously in public schools since 1985.
Annette had a
passion for teaching young students to read. This was
particularly true of students entering kindergarten.
She loved seeing them “get it,” as well as exposing
them to the joy of owning their first book. Her
passion for her students extended beyond the school day as
she maintained contact with many of them after they
graduated from her classroom. She has been part of the
Olympia Public School community since 1990, and spent
weekends, free time, and her energy finding new ways to
engage her students. Her pride in their
accomplishments was evident in the way she spoke to and
about them. Her family estimates that she had direct
contact and influenced nearly 1,000 young students beginning
their academic careers. Her colleagues simply say that
“She was the best kindergarten teacher ever.”
Annette was a
loving mother and faithful wife. She relished her role
as the grandmother of three and could hardly wait to teach
her grandchildren to read. She enjoyed time with her
husband and children, including spending time in nature,
traveling to her family homestead in Iowa,
and returning to the site of her childhood in South
Dakota. In between her trips to the Midwest, she also
enjoyed trips to Hawaii.
lifelong connections with her childhood friends, and thrived
as part of the Olympia school community. Her friends
and family remember her as an extraordinarily sweet
individual who also had learned how to be stern, especially
when she had to point her teaching finger to get your
attention. She is a remembered as a quiet person who
was not shy about calling her legislators to impress upon
them the importance of any cause she thought mattered.
Annette had a
passion for the environment and animals, especially
elephants. In recent years, she was proud of the fact
that she had become an Ambassador for the Elephant Sanctuary
in Tennessee. She felt strongly that her
responsibility was to give voice to these magnificent
animals who couldn’t speak for themselves and deserved
better than a circus or a zoo.
In 1994, she met
the love of her life, John Stewart. She married him in
1999 after a rather long courtship. They both said
that they each had the great fortune of falling in love with
their best friend. Annette was a beloved wife, a
loving mother, an adoring grandmother, and a faithful
friend. She will be missed by her husband, John: her
children, Travis Miller (Chelci) of Ann Arbor Michigan, Beth
Miller of Seattle, Washington, and Jake Stewart of Olympia;
her grandchildren, Jaydon, Rhett, and Addyson; her parents,
Dick and Doris Condon; her sister and brother-in-law,
Doreen and Bill Wagner; and four dear nieces.
In lieu of
flowers, Annette had requested that donations be made to the
Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, which can be found at www.elephants.com.
Published online at:
Condon, 09/21/1934 - 09/19/2016
Ruth A. Condon, age 81, of Osage, and formerly
of New Haven, died Monday, September 19, 2016, at the Mitchell
County Regional Health Center in Osage.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, September
23, 2016, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in New Haven with
Father Mark Murphy officiating. Burial will be at St. Peter’s
Catholic Cemetery in New Haven. Visitation will be from 5 p.m.
to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home in
Osage with Rosary at 7 p.m.
Ruth was born September 21, 1934, in Riceville, Iowa, the
daughter of Paul and Anna (Meyer) Mayer.She graduated from
Riceville High School in 1952. Following graduation Ruth
worked for Rath Packing Plant in Waterloo. Ruth was united in
marriage to John “Jack” Condon on June 19, 1954, in Riceville.
They lived in Osage until 1959, then moved to New Haven. Ruth
was a member St. Peter’s Catholic Church and Altar
Society.Ruth enjoyed cooking, baking, family dice games, and
most importantly family time.
Ruth is survived by her four children, eight grandchildren and
six great grandchildren: Larry Condon (Karen Bessette) of
Poteau, Oklahoma and children Trent (Tara) Condon daughter
Ella, and Jewel Condon; Janet (Duane) Hemann of Brooklyn Park,
Minnesota and children Chris (Amber) Hemann children Carter
and Emma; and Nate Hemann (Briana Sheehy) and son Jake; Greg
(Diane) Condon of Osage and children Bethany Condon and Brett
Condon; Cindy (Chuck) Pelleymounter of Cottage Grove,
Wisconsin and children Alison (Jared) Weber daughter Isabel;
and Andy (Martine) Pelleymounter and son Gabrial; sisters,
Kathleen Hummel and Mary Ann Shane; sisters-in-law Marvel
Mayer, Myrna Mayer and Betty Condon; brothers-in-law Dick
(Doris) Condon and Jerome (Martha) Condon; and many loving
nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John
“Jack” Condon in 1999; six brothers, Charlie, Leonard, Marvin,
Jackie, Donald, and Bill; sisters Joann and Gladys, and twin
grandsons Justin and Jamie Condon.
Published online at:
Milton Ethen, 2/19/1938 - 1/3/2013
Richard M. Ethen - 74
2/19/1938 - 1/3/2013
Richard M. Ethen, 74 of Butler, IL passed away on Thurs.,
January 3, 2013 at 7:59 p.m. at St. John’s Hospital in
Springfield, IL. Visitation will be held on Wed., January 9,
2013 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in
Hillsboro, IL. Memorial services will be on Thurs., Jan. 10,
2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Paul Jones,
Associate Pastor of Christian Church in Litchfield
officiating. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery in
Mr. Ethen was born on February 19, 1938 at Stacyville, IA to
the late Louis J. and Laura (Milton) Ethen. He married
Ramona Jane (Goby) Horn on August 11, 2000 in Alexandria,
MO, and she survives in Butler, IL.
He graduated from high school in Iowa & majored in
Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University and Iowa
University, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree. He had
worked at Fedders Air Conditioning in Effingham, IL,
Industrial Lifters Div. ACCO in Salem, IL, Crane and
Monorail Div. ACCO in Fairfield, IA and he retired in 2001
from Dana Corp. in Litchfield, IL after 13 years as a
Manufacturing Engineer. He had been a member of Society of
Manufacturing Engineers, Eagles, Elks, and Moose. He was
awarded a Patent for a tool while working for Dana
Corporation in 1995 and a Manufacturing Improvement Award
from ACCO Material Handling Group while at Crane and
Monorail Division in 1981. He enjoyed woodworking, model
making, yard work, and was an avid racing fan.
Along with his wife, he is survived by 5 children, Todd
(wife Lucinda) Ethen of White Bear Lake, MN, Tim (wife
Linda) Ethen of Maple Grove, MN, Laurie (husband Gregg)
Cottingham of North Mankato, MN, Troy (wife Wendy) Ethen of
Hopkins, MN, Travis (wife Amber) Ethen of Pella, IA; 1
Daughter-in-law: Sherry (husband Jeff) Weaver of Austin, MN;
1 Step-son: Mark Horn of Pompano Beach, FL; 13
grandchildren, Tyler Ethen, Hilary Ethen, Dylan Ethen,
Sheridan Ethen, Nate Ethen, Ethen Cottingham, Ryan Ethen,
John Ethen, Katherine Ethen, Cole Ethen, Madison Ethen,
Cydney Ethen, Danica Ethen; and 3 sisters, Betty Condon of
New Haven, IA, Catherine Nordeen of Gaylord, MI and Barbara
(husband Jim) Quinn of Oceanside, CA. He was preceded by his
parents and 1 son, Thomas Richard Ethen.
Memorials may be given to American Lung Association.
Ethen, wife of Denny Ethen, 03/10/1937 - 12/18/2012
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 AM
on Saturday, December 22, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in
St. Cloud, for Colleen P. Ethen, 75, of Sartell, formerly of
Elk River, who died December 18, 2012. The Reverend Jeff
Ethen will officiate. Entombment will be at Assumption
Visitation will be at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in St.
Cloud from 4:00-8:00 PM on Friday, with parish prayers at
4:00 PM. Visitation will continue from 9:00-10:00 AM on
Saturday at the church. Arrangements are with the Daniel
Funeral Home, St. Cloud.
Colleen was born on March 10, 1937, in
Evansville, to George and Philomena (Wagner) Courrier. She
married Bernard J. Schwartz on October 11, 1955, in Urbank.
He preceded her in death on December 17, 1958. She married
Dennis J. Ethen on September 2, 1961, at St. Mary’s
Cathedral in St. Cloud.
Colleen worked for the Elk River School District as a
paraprofessional for 20 years, retiring in 1997. She was
active at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Elk River. She was
a member of St. Andrew’s Christian Women, Knights of
Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She
enjoyed reading, making greeting cards, playing dominoes,
and time with friends and family.
Colleen is survived by: her children, Michael
of Lakeville, Fr. Jeffrey of Clitherall, Catherine (Thomas)
Bautch of St. Cloud, Stephen (Teresa) of Lincoln, NE;
grandchildren, Paul Bautch, Anne Bautch (fiancé Brian
Carroll), Laura Bautch, Caroline Ethen, Isabel Ethen;
brother George Courrier.
She was preceded in death by her husband Dennis Ethen (April
18, 2002), parents, siblings Cyrilla Bitzan, Agnes Winter,
and Bruce Courrier
Little, 9/1/1935 - 12/4/2012
December 11, 2012 7:00 am
Sept. 1, 1935 — Dec. 4, 2012
Mary Ann Little, 77, of Salem [Oregon], formerly of Albany
[OR] and Vancouver, Wash., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, at her
She was born in Prosser, Wash., the daughter of Ralph and
Leona (Perry) Bonifas.
Mary Ann attended the University of Washington and was a proud
Huskies football fan. She was active with the St. Joseph
Church in Vancouver. After she and her husband retired and
sold their businesses, Ervin’s Drugs Store and Ervin’s West,
they enjoyed traveling to Europe and visited all 50 states.
Mary Ann was an avid photographer and scrapbooker. She was a
political enthusiast and loved to debate. She was accomplished
in sewing and knitting, and she loved a good game of pinochle
at family gatherings. Mary Ann’s greatest legacy was her
passionate pursuit of the family’s ancestry and heritage. Her
meticulous research and finely recorded details will forever
remain a treasured gift to her children, grandchildren and
On May 19, 1962, Mary Ann married John “Jack” Little. She was
blessed with 46 years of marriage. Jack died on April 28,
2009. Mary Ann was also preceded in death by her parents,
Ralph and Leona Bonifas, and son John Little in 1966.
Survivors include her children and spouses, Kathryn Soldano of
Yakima, Wash., Patrice and Jordan Cowman of Eugene, Joseph and
Ann Little of Salem, Steve and Jody Little of Portland, Alaine
Little of Portland, Anthony and Monique Little of Wilsonville,
and Regan and Brad Fields of Salem; grandchildren Christopher,
Michaela and Alex Soldano, Jameson, Taylor, Benjamin and Alea
Cowman, Sam, Thomas and David Little, Allison and Ryan Little,
Matthew and Cameron Little, and Maxwell and Olivia Fields; one
great-grandson, Nikkos Soldano; and sister Kandie Dick of
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Fisher’s
Funeral Home. A reception will precede the rosary from 5 to
6:45 p.m. at the Albany Senior Center. A memorial mass will be
at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec 20, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church
in Prosser, Wash. Inurnment will be at East Prosser Cemetery
Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Labre Indian
School in care of Fisher Funeral Home, 306 Washington St.
S.W., Albany, OR 97321.
Published in the Albany, Oregon Democrat-Herald:
Nordeen, husband of Catherine Agnes Ethen, 12/15/1932 -
August 24, 2012
Donald “Don” Nordeen, born Dec. 15, 1932, in Dayton, Iowa,
died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012 at his home in Gaylord [Michigan].
Don graduated from Iowa State University where he majored in
mechanical and electrical engineering. While there he met Kate
Ethen and they wed the week after graduation, 58 years ago.
Don began work with General Motors Research Laboratories in
Warren. He fulfilled an ROTC obligation and served in the U.S.
Army at Fort Belvoir, Va., where their first two sons, Jon and
Daniel, were born. After returning to Michigan, Don went to
work at General Motors as an engineer in the GM Research Labs.
During that time, four more sons were born, Charles, Robert,
Curtis and Gregory. Don transferred to the GM Proving Grounds
in Milford, followed by a seven-year stint as a body engineer
for Oldsmobile in Lansing. While there, a daughter, Patricia,
In 1977, they moved to Birmingham where Don headed the air bag
project for General Motors. Further assignments included group
quality assurance director of Buick, Oldsmobile and Cadillac
and head of GM Powertrain Division. Don was a senior examiner
for the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award, a measure of
excellence given by the U.S. government. In recognition he was
invited to the White House a number of times. He was also the
United States representative to, and chairman of, the
International Committee on Manufacturing Standards. He held
numerous patents and awards and in 1999 was named the Business
Quality Professional of the Year. After retirement he
consulted through George Washington University with national
and international clients.
Moving to Gaylord and Michaywé, Don and Kate often joked that
they wanted “good golf for Don and a good choir for Kate.”
They found them both in Gaylord, which they grew to love. They
named their home “September Song” hoping that this was where
they were in their lives. They had a sign made for the front
of the house which has a music staff containing the first
notes of that song and on the staff are tiny golf clubs.
Always active and interested in local and national events, Don
was known for his op-ed pieces and his letters to the editor.
He had a number of editor friends with whom he debated world
events. He was a proud father and grandfather and a loving
husband. Don and Kate always said they never ran out of things
to talk about. In his later years, he enjoyed meeting friends
in town for breakfast and a discussion of most anything.
He is survived by Kate, his wife of 58 years; six sons,
Jon, Daniel, Charles, Robert, Curtis and Gregory; one
daughter, Patricia; and eight grandchildren, two
step-grandchildren, 10 step-great-grandchildren, and too many
cats and grand-cats to list.
Memorial services will be held on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at 11
a.m. from St. Mary Cathedral. The family will receive friends
at the cathedral on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of
services. Contributions in memory of Don Nordeen may be made
to Munson Healthcare Regional Foundation, through the Nelson
Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord MI 49734.
Friends may offer their condolences online at
Thomas Clifford Condon, February 23, 1924 - July 02, 2012
Thomas C. Condon, 88, Rockford,
died Monday in his home surrounded by his family.
Born February 23, 1924 in Rockford, son of Clifford and
Lola (Hanger) Condon. Graduated from East High
School in 1942 and attended Carroll College. He was
a veteran of the U.S. Army. Married Bettie Mae
Herndon on March 15, 1950 and farmed the Condon family
farm his entire life. He had previously been
affiliated with Kishwaukee Presbyterian Church for many
years. He was a member of Byron Masonic Lodge #274,
Tebala Shrine, and the Winnebago County Farm Bureau.
He loved farming and loved his border collies.
Survivors include his son, James
Condon; daughters, Nancy (Condon) Applegate (Fred), Carol
(Condon) Maples (Robert) and Laura Condon; grandchildren,
Jason Applegate, Dan Applegate, Laura Applegate, John
Maples, Thomas (Samantha) Maples and great
grandchild, Tylar Applegate. Predeceased by his wife
Bettie on December 4, 1978, his parents and his sister,
A funeral service will be held at
11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 7, 2012 in Fitzgerald Funeral
Home & Crematory, Mulford Chapel, 1860 S. Mulford Road
with Rev. Randy Young officiating. Burial in
Kishwaukee Cemetery. Visitation from 10:00 a.m.
until a Masonic Service begins at 11:00 a.m.
Memorials may be made to Northern Illinois Hospice &
Grief Center, 4215 Newburg Road, Rockford, IL 61108 or
Byron Masonic Lodge #274, PO Box 580, Byron, IL
Bernard Krebsbach, husband of Mary Adeline Gilles,
10/12/1924 - 4/4/2012
Stacyville, Iowa- Marvin (Red) Bernard Krebsbach, 87,
died on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at the St. Ansgar Good
Samaritan Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be on
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 10:30 AM at the Visitation
Catholic Church, Stacyville, with Father Jack McClure CPPS
officiating. Burial will be in the Visitation Catholic
Cemetery, Stacyville. Visitation is scheduled for Monday,
April 9 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Visitation Catholic
Church, Stacyville, where there will be a prayer service at
6:30 PM. Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home of St. Ansgar,
Iowa is in charge of arrangements.
Marvin was born on October 12, 1924 in Union Township,
Mitchell County, Iowa, northwest of Stacyville to Anton and
Rose (Wingert) Krebsbach. He attended Union #2 country
school for eight years and four years at Visitation High
School, graduating in 1943. On June 2, 1945 he entered into
the United States Army and served in active duty in France
until October of 1946 when he was discharged. He was then
employed by Theobald Implement in Stacyville and also worked
for Hormel in Austin, Minn for a time.
Marvin was united in marriage on June 25, 1947 to
Adeline Gilles. They began farming northwest of Stacyville
in 1949 where they remained for forty years. In 1990 they
retired to a new home in Stacyville. They were lifelong
members of the Visitation Catholic Church in Stacyville.
Marvin was a member of the Mitchell County Hospital Board
for seventeen years. His hobbies included fishing, hunting,
boating and in his later years he spent many hours building
wooden replicas of farm equipment that he used during his
years of farming.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife
Adeline in 2000; two brothers, Raymond and Eugene; an infant
sister; sisters and brothers-in-law, Wilfred (Chrystal)
Gilles, Wilmer (Arlis) Gilles, Rueben (Ardella) Gilles, Leo
(Marian) Johnson, Vernon Gilles, Theresa Langenfeld, Daniel
Gilles and Clarence Hemann.
Marvin is survived by his thirteen children; Diane
Rose, Kenny, Jim (Sheryl) Krebsbach of Stacyville, Judy
(Rick) Thurnau, Emily (Rod) Kuntz, Marcia (Mike) Molsberry
of St. Ansgar, Marilyn (Dave) Bode of Osage, Gregg (Mindy)
Krebsbach of Stacyville, Russ Krebsbach of Owatonna, MN,
Roger (Tina) Krebsbach of Newburgh, In., Joleen (Gary)
Pedersen of Mason City, Ia, Carolyn (Dave) Devens of St.
Ansgar, and Paul (Coralie) Krebsbach of Stacyville; 38
grandchildren; 42 great grandchildren and one great great
grandchild; sisters-in-law; Barbara Krebsbach of Stacyville,
Ardella Krebsbach of Adams, Mn, Gloria Gilles of Adams, Mn,
Elizabeth Hemann of Stacyville.; brothers-in-law Greg
Langenfeld of Dunlap, Ia., Paul (Gertie) Gilles of Waterloo,
Ia.; many nieces and nephews.
Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, St. Ansgar, Ia.
Denise Renee (Clapper)
Powers, daughter of Dale Clapper and Janice (Milton) Clapper,
2/23/1964 - 2/16/2012
Globe Gazette, 2/18/2012
INDIAN MOUND, Tenn. - Denise Renee Powers, 47, Indian Mound,
Tenn., passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at Blanchfield
Army Hospital, Fort Campbell, Ky., after a courageous battle
services will be held on Monday, Feb. 20th, at 11 a.m. at
the Dyer's Creek Church of God with the Rev. Jeff Wallace
officiating. Burial will follow at the Hall Cemetery, Indian
will be Sunday, Feb. 19th, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Anglin
Funeral Home, and also 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Dyer's Creek
Church of God.
born Feb. 23rd, 1964, in Clear Lake, daughter of Dale and
Janice Clapper, who reside in Clear Lake. Denise had may
loves including caring for her family, painting, photography
and scrapbooking. She also enjoyed rescuing animals and
caring for her many pets.
leaves behind many loved ones including her husband, Jeff
Powers; daughters, Alicia Powers and Christina Fisher; son
in-law, James Fisher; granddaughters, Emma Fisher and Zoey
Powers, all of Indian Mound, Tenn.; brothers, David Clapper
and Chad Clapper, of Clear Lake.
be greatly missed by all those who were fortunate to have
shared in her life. We know she now watches over each of her
loved ones, from her special spot in heaven.
David Allen Miles
, son of John and Coke Miles,
12/11/1945 - 6/23/1011
David Allen Miles, 65, of Shalimar,
passed away Thursday, June 23, 2011. A funeral mass was held
at 10: a.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at St. Mary's Catholic
Church, with Monsignor Slade Crawford officiating. Burial
was at Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Florida.
Dave was born December 11, 1945 in Osage,
Iowa, a son of the late John Dalton Miles and Mary Colleen
Dave served proudly as a pilot in the
United States Air Force for 30 years. Dave was a member of
St. Mary's Catholic Church. He was a man of impeccable
character and a devoted Catholic. He was passionate about
flying and was a flight instructor for many years. His
interests included flying, gardening, and traveling. His
family remembers him as a loving and dedicated husband,
father, grandfather, and a great role model.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 43
years, Judith Mize Miles of Shalimar, one son: John David
Miles and his wife Shawn of Jacksonville, 2 daughters:
Maureen Miles Johnson and her husband, Richard of Niceville,
and Elizabeth Colleen Miles Graddy and her husband Michael
of Tallahassee, 7 grandchildren: Michaela, Trevor, Jacob,
and Emma Rose Graddy, Katherine, Gianna , and Mary Colleen
Johnson, one brother: Michael John Miles and his wife Terri
of New Mexico and one sister: Patricia Miles of Oregon.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made
to the building fund at St. Mary's Catholic Church and House
of St. Joseph the Workman, 319 Racetrack Road, Fort Walton
Beach, FL, 32547.
Arrangements made by Emerald Coast
Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road, N.E., Fort Walton Beach,
Florida, 32547. 864-3361. Expressions of sympathy may be
viewed or submitted online at
Marilyn E. Helfter,
10/02/1927 - 5/22/2011
NEW HAVEN - Marilyn Elizabeth Helfter, 83, of
New Haven, died Sunday, May 22, 2011, at the Mitchell County
Regional Health Center Emergency Room in Osage.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday,
May 26, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in New Haven with the
Rev. Ray E. Atwood officiating. Burial will be at St. Peter's
Catholic Cemetery in New Haven.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the
Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage with a rosary at 5:30
Marilyn was born Oct. 2, 1927, in Austin, Minn., the daughter of
Loren and Frances (Kortuem) Reed. She graduated from St.
Augustine Catholic High School in Austin in 1945. On April 7,
1947, she married Donald J. Helfter at St. Augustine Catholic
Church in Austin. Marilyn was a farm wife and a homemaker. She
was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in New Haven and was
a member of the Ladies Altar Society. Marilyn enjoyed reading,
Scrabble, puzzle books, gardening, cooking, baking, and spending
time with her family.
Marilyn is survived by her husband, Donald J. Helfter of New
Haven; her children, Michael (Eileen) Helfter of Jasper, Ind.,
Frank (Joann) Helfter of Osage, Theresa (Dale) Newton of
Stacyville, Ellen (Mark) Vogel of Scottsdale, Ariz., Henry
Helfter of Hollandale, Minn., Mary Helfter and husband Bill
Thompson of Primghar, Rebecca Helfter of Wilmington, Del.,
Anthony (Kristy) Helfter of New Haven; grandchildren, Todd and
Ryan Helfter, Kayla Williams, Christopher Helfter, Nick Newton,
Allison Schroeder, Diana Newton, Dana and Scott Vogel, Adam,
Kiel and Ellen Helfter; seven great-grandchildren, a sister,
Sharon Miller, and two brothers, Richard (Char) Reed and Clifton
(Nancy) Reed, all of Austin, Minn.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Ken; a
granddaughter, Rhonda Wagner; a great-grandson, Tyler Wagner;
and a sister, Dorothy Schroeder.
Information available and condolences accepted at
Home, Osage 641-732-3706.
Published in Globe Gazette from May 23 to
May 24, 2011
Lloyd Milton, 6/7/1910 - 11/10/2009
Mason City Globe-Gazette online,
Lloyd Milton, age, 99, a lifetime
Mitchell County resident, passed away, Tuesday (Nov. 10,
2009) at the Stacyville Nursing Home. Funeral services
will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at
Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage with Pastor Gary
Gilbert officiating. Burial will be at the Little Cedar
Cemetery. Visitation is from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday at
Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage.
Lloyd was born June 7, 1910, on
the family farm near Little Cedar, the son of Henry H. and
Agnes (Mitchell) Milton. He attended Little Cedar Schools
and graduated in the class of 1928. Lloyd married Sigrun
Loden, the daughter of Erick and Dina Loden, on April 9,
1939, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. They raised
three sons, H. E. (Gene), Gary and Robert. Lloyd farmed for
many years, near Little Cedar on the family Century Farm,
before moving to Osage in the fall of 2002. Lloyd is
survived by his sons, Gene (Bonnie) Milton of Washburn, Gary
(Barbara) Milton of Apple Valley, Minn., Robert (Linda)
Milton of Glendale, Ariz.; seven grandchildren and 10
great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his
parents; his wife of 49 years, Sigrun; a sister, Laura
Ethen; and brothers, William, Leslie, and Maurice Milton.
Arrangements are by
Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home, 641-732-3706.
“Jack” Little, 3/19/1935 - 4/28/2009
Jack Little, 74, died Tuesday at his home in Albany
surrounded by his family. His death followed quickly after the
diagnosis of cancer. His wife and children were able to
maintain a constant vigil his last week with one or another
holding his hand and talking to him.
He was born on St. Joseph's Day in Walla Walla, Wash.,
to Roy and Edith (Champoux) Little. When he was baptized at
St. Patrick's Church in Walla Walla, he was given the name
"John Joseph," but he would forever be "Jack." He often
quipped that only insurance men called him John.
Jack's parents owned and operated Little's Drugs, and
Jack was very proud of the fact that he went to work at the
store for his parents at the age of 12. By the time he was 13
he had graduated to making home deliveries on his bicycle.
Since the pharmacy was located in the lower end of Walla
Walla, Jack loved to tell that his first job was delivering
medicines and perfumes to the ladies who lived in the rooms
Jack attended St. Patrick's Grade School and High School
and graduated in 1953. The following fall he sold his car for
$7 and his bicycle for $10 and left for Washington State
College. He joined the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity and made
life-long friends during his time there. He played on the WSC
golf team and lettered three years.
Following graduation from Washington State in 1957 and
realizing that the Army would soon be looking for him, Jack
searched out a short-term job. He found the perfect one when a
large clinic in Honolulu, Hawaii, needed a pharmacist for six
months. To hear him tell it, for six months he worked with a
wonderful group of people, escorted all the single young lady
tourists, and got sun-burned every day. During his enlistment
in the Army, he was a medic giving shots and filling
medications for the men stationed in the ring of missile
defenses which surrounded Los Angeles. He loved to point out
that he successfully protected beautiful downtown L.A. -
during peace time.
When he and the Army gratefully went their separate
ways, Jack returned to eastern Washington. He was not ready to
settle down, and knowing the plight of small town druggists,
Jack worked the next couple of years as a relief man. Having
been raised in a small pharmacy, he was able to walk in and
take over for vacation-starved owners - many of whom were old
friends of his father.
While working at a small drug store in Prosser, Wash.,
he made the mistake of selling a camera to a particular lady
customer. He and Mary Ann Bonifas were married in Prosser on
May 19, 1962. They made their first home in Vancouver, Wash.,
and remained there for 16 years. Jack worked for Hi-School
Pharmacy as well as a small independent pharmacy, the hospital
and a nursing home.
Jack and Mary Ann were members of St. Joseph's Church,
where their growing family attended school and Jack was the
president of the Parish Council.
In 1978, Jack bought Ervin's Drugs in Albany and his
children delighted in telling everyone that their father
pedaled drugs on the corner of Santiam and Pacific. Later he
would buy a second store, Ervin's Drugs West. After selling
the original store, he operated Ervin's Drugs West as a small
professional pharmacy until his retirement in 2000. Jack put
his whole heart into creating a small-town, friendly pharmacy
and established close ties with many, many of his customers.
While he had no regrets when the time came for him to retire,
many of his friends and customers were bereft at losing their
source of good and not-so-good stories. To celebrate the end
of 53 years in the business, Jack rented a top hat and tails
and wore the costume to work the last two days on the job.
Almost before the ink was dry on the sale of his store,
he and Mary Ann bought an R.V. and headed out. Accompanied by
one cat or another, they traveled to 50 states (only 48 in the
R.V.) and nine provinces. They made nine trips across country
from coast to coast and visited air museums from Seattle to
Pensacola. Jack was particularly eager to visit the villages
of Quebec where his family had settled in the early 1600s.
Jack enjoyed his golf but had to give it up because of
arthritis. As a child he had learned the basic skills of
woodworking, and he concentrated on what he called "making
piles of sawdust." He created rocking chairs, up-right chairs,
tables, chests, beds, highboys, desks and many rolling pins.
His chief aim was to create one unique item for each of his
children. He accomplished that last fall.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Edith
Little; sister Mary Jane Aylward; and infant son John.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; seven children,
Kathryn Soldano of Yakima, Wash., Patrice and husband Jordan
Cowman of Eugene, Joseph and wife Ann of Salem, Stephen and
wife Jody of Portland, Alaine Little of Portland, Anthony and
wife Monique of Wilsonville, and Regan and husband Brad Fields
of Salem; 16 grandchildren, Christopher, Michaela and Alex
Soldano, Jameson, Taylor, Benjamin and Alea Cowman, Allison
and Ryan Little, Mathew and Cameron Little, and Maxwell and
Olivia Fields; one great-grandson, Nikkos Soldano;
brother-in-law James Aylward and wife Joyce; nephews and
nieces Patrick Aylward and wife Peggy, John Aylward and wife
Jennifer, Colleen Aylward, and Janie and husband Jon Anderson;
three aunts, Rags Little of Longview, Wash., Bev Champoux of
Yakima, and Rita Champoux of Las Vegas; numerous cousins
scattered throughout Washington and beyond; and his cat,
A recitation of the rosary will be at 7 p.m. Monday at
Fisher Funeral Home in Albany. A funeral Mass will be at 10
a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Albany. Burial
will be at 11 a.m. May 8 at East Prosser Cemetery in Prosser.
Memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan
Evergreen Hospice, and sent in care of Fisher Funeral Home,
306 Washington St. S.W., Albany, OR 97321
Schoenborn, wife of Don Schoenborn, 4/26/1929 - 4/28/2009
Mitchell County Press-News, Story
created Apr 29, 2009 - 13:27:14 CDT.
Claire Rosenquist Schoenborn, age 80, of Osage, died Tuesday,
April 28, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason
City. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m.,
Friday, May 1, 2009, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Osage
with Rev. John Moser officiating. Visitation is from 4:30 to
8:00 p.m. Thursday at the Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage
with a scripture wake service at 7:30 p.m. Private inurnment
services will be held at St. Peter's Cemetery in New Haven.
Claire was born in Seattle, Washington, to Arthur and Selma
(Krogstad) Rosenquist on April 26, 1929. The family moved to
Osage in 1931, where Claire attended school, graduating in 1947.
Following graduation, she worked at the local telephone company.
Claire was united in marriage to Donald Schoenborn at St.
Edward's Church Rectory in Sioux City, Iowa, on May 29, 1947.
They had five children: Pamela, Carol, Geri, Mary Kay and
Edward. Claire retired in 1997 after 27 years with the Mitchell
County Home Health Service. She was an active member of Sacred
Heart Catholic Church, the Amercan Legion Auxiliary, V.F.W.
Auxiliary, past officer of the Family and Friends Association of
Opportunity Village, a volunteer at Faith Home, and a former
mentor in the Bridges Mentoring Program.
Claire is survived by three daughters, Carol Grimm of Osage;
Geri (Darwin) Thompson of St. Ansgar; Mary Kay Schoenborn of
Clear Lake; one son, Edward (Janna) Schoenborn of Santee,
California; eight grandchildren, Vicki (Kenny) Low, Heath
(Angela) Grimm and Chris Grimm, Kyle and Erin Thompson, Derek,
Kayla and Dane Schoenborn; five great-grandchildren, Stephanie,
Allison and Ryan Low, Emma and Leah Grimm; one brother, Richard
(Jill) Rosenquist of Sebastopol, California; a brother-in-law,
Lionel Eubanks of Chicago, Illinois; one nephew and four nieces.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Donald, in 2005; an
infant daughter, Pamela; her parents, Arthur and Selma
Rosenquist; an infant brother, Dale; her son-in-law, Ralph
Grimm; and a sister-in-law, Irma Eubanks.
Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home, Osage, (641) 732-3706.
M. Pagan, Jr. father of Candida Pagan, former husband of Nancy
(Condon) Pagan 8/25/1951 - 1/30/2009
PAGAN David M. Pagan, Jr., age 57, passed away on
Friday, Jan. 30 at Canon Hospice. Son of David Pagan and Haydee
Maldonado. He was a Vietnam Veteran. Survived by daughter,
Candida Pagan. Brother of Netzida Vasquez, Nelly Maldonado and
Milton Pagan, nephew of Milton Maldonado. He is also survived by
his devoted friends, whom he loved as family. Burial will be
private. In memory of Mr. Pagan, please make donations to:
Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio
45205 or Canon Hospice. Boyd-Brooks Funeral Service, LLC 3245
Gentilly Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70122 (504) 282-120.
John Dalton Miles, husband of Mary Colleen "Coke" Condon -
5/19/1921 - 8/20/2008
Mass of Christian Burial was
celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday August 23, 2008 at St. Peter's
Catholic Church in New Haven, Iowa, for John D. Miles, who
entered into eternal life August 20, 2008. Visitation with the
family will begin one hour prior to the service. A graveside
committal service with full military honors will be held 9 a.m.
Monday August 25, 2008 at Rock Island National Cemetery in Rock
John was born May 19, 1921 to Glen and Thelma (Jones) Miles.
John graduated from Riceville High School in 1938. He married
Mary Colleen "Coke" (Condon) April 15, 1944 in Reno NV.
He entered military service during WWII, retiring as a First
Sergeant after a twenty year Air Force career. John was the
proprietor of the New Haven Tavern following his military
career. He operated the tavern through 1985 when he and Coke
closed the tavern to retire together.
John will be missed by his children; Patricia, Dave and Mike
Miles, his 5 grandchildren; John David, Maureen, Elizabeth
Colleen, Grace and David Michael, 6 great-grandchildren and 3
sisters; Erma Jean Downs, Eleanor Bower and Konnie Russell.
He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Colleen.
John was a long time member
of St. Peter's Catholic Church and the New Haven community.
Memorial contributions are directed to St. Peter Catholic Church
building fund. Condolences may also be sent to the family at
Pursel-Davis Funeral Home is in charge of caring for John and
Robert J. "Bob" Ethen, son of Frank
Xavier Ethen - 6/15/1923 - 3/17/2008
Ethen, Robert J. "Bob" age 84 of
Roseville [Minnesota] died peacefully on St. Patrick's Day. Bob
was a Charter Member of Roseville Knights of Columbus Council #
4021, 45 year employee of Murphy Motor Freight, WWII Army
Veteran, and longtime member of St. Rose & St. Agnes Mens'
Preceded in death by: his parents
Frank & Anna McNamara Ethen; and infant son Michael.
Survived by: Norma, his beloved wife of 59 years; daughters
Patricia (J.R.) Loman, Mary Ethen (Joe Gojmerac), Barbara
(Frank) Heimstead, Kathleen (Rick) Butterfield, & Deborah
Drazek (Rick Hopkins); sons Thomas, Donald (Mary Elizabeth)
& Robert (Carla); 22 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren;
nieces; nephews; & sister-in-law Mary (Bill) Gray.
Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM
Wednesday March 19, 2008 at ST. ROSE of LIMA Catholic Church.
Private Interment Ft. Snelling.
Pauline (Gilles) Helfter, 11/30/1904 - 7/8/2007
NEW HAVEN - Bernice Pauline Helfter, age 102, of New Haven,
died Sunday (July 8, 2007) at the Faith Home in Osage.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m.,
Wednesday, July 11, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in New Haven,
with the Rev. Ray E. Atwood, officiating. Burial will be at St.
Peter's Catholic Cemetery, in New Haven.
Visitation will be from 4:30 until 8 p.m., today at the
Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home, in Osage, where there will be a
scripture wake service at 5 p.m., and a rosary will be recited
at 7 p.m. There will be a time for sharing of memories after the
rosary. Visitation will continue one hour before services at the
Bernice was born on Nov. 30, 1904, at New Haven, the daughter,
of Mease and Anna (Kleckner) Gilles. She attended and graduated
from St. Mary's Academy at New Haven, and then attended the
Cedar Valley Seminary in Osage. Bernice was united in marriage
to Lorenz P. Helfter, in 1924, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in
New Haven. They lived in Ogden, Utah, for four years. They then
moved back to New Haven, where she resided for the remainder of
her life. Bernice worked at Pohle's Drug Store in Osage, and at
the Helfter and Carroll Grocery Store in New Haven. She was a
member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, and St. Peter's Altar
Bernice is survived by four children: Donald (Marilyn) Helfter,
of New Haven, Joan (Jim) Yarwood, of Rockford, Ill., Marilyn
(Herb) Johanns, of New Haven, and Robert (Miranda) Helfter, of
Oak Island, N.C.; 18 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lorenz P.
Helfter; a stillborn son, Edward Helfter; a son, Larry Helfter;
a grandson, Kenneth Helfter; a great-granddaughter; and a
Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home, Osage, 641-732-3706.
Published in Globe Gazette from July 9 to
July 10, 2007
Gary Kleckner, son of Robert
Kleckner - 3/14/1941 - 12/26/2006
A Memorial Mass for Gary Kleckner, age 65, of Des Moines, and
formerly of St. Ansgar, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday,
January 6, 2007, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Osage, Iowa,
with Rev. John Moser officiating. A gathering of family and
friends will be held from 5 - 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5th at the
Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage where there will be a
scripture service at 7 p.m. Gary was cremated. Inurnment will at
the St. Ansgar Cemetery with military honors at the grave by St.
Ansgar American Legion Post 358. Gary passed away Tuesday,
December 26, 2006, at his residence in Des Moines.
Gary was born March 14, 1941, to Robert and Frances (Rogers)
Kleckner at Osage, Iowa. He attended school in Little Cedar and
St. Ansgar. He graduated from St. Ansgar High School in 1958.
Gary attended Loras College and Iowa State University. He joined
the U.S. Army in 1961. Gary served in Korea for 18 months and
volunteered to serve at Camp Century, an experimental camp near
the North Pole. The camp was 30 feet under the ice and Gary
operated a caterpillar on wooden tracks. Following his army
services, he worked in the insurance business in Illinois for
several years. He retired to the V.A. home in Marshalltown,
Iowa, due to ill health.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Kleckner; a
nephew, James Kleckner; one great-niece; and two great-nephews.
Gary is survived by his mother, Frances Kleckner of St. Ansgar;
two brothers, Douglas Kleckner of St. Ansgar, Bruce (Joan)
Kleckner of Fresno, Calif.; three sisters, Sandra (Lynn)
Anderson of Antioch, Ill., Jean (Jim) White of Fullerton,
Calif., Carolyn (Kelly) Williams of Austin, Minn., and several
nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home 641-732-3706.
Maurice J. Kleckner, son of Ernest
Kleckner - 2/2/1020 - 9/30/2006
St. Ansgar-- Maurice J.
Kleckner, 86, died Saturday, September 30,2006 after a brief
stay in Mercy Hospital.
Memorial services were held Friday, October 6, 2006 at 2:00 p.m.
at Visitation Catholic Church, Stacyville, with Rev. John Moser
officiating. Burial was in St. Ansgar Cemetery.
Maurice was born February 2, 1920 in New Haven, Iowa, the son of
Ernest J. and Florence (Fox) Kleckner. He was baptized at St.
Peter Catholic Church, New Haven, confirmed and married at
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Osage.
Maurice enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1939 and served six years.
He obtained the rank of Chief Petty Officer and was honorably
discharged in 1945. He was assigned to the U.S.S. Helena and was
a Pearl Harbor survivor. He stayed with the Helena until it was
sunk during the Battle of Kula Gulf in the south Pacific.
Maurice was extremely patriotic and his service to his country
was one of his valued accomplishments.
On May 7, 1949, he married Leona Pattyn and six children were
born of their union. They made their home on a farm near St.
Ansgar. He received extreme satisfaction from cultivating the
land to support his family. In his free time Maurice enjoyed
fishing, cards and visiting with friends. His greatest pleasure
was his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Adrian,
Arnie, Bob and Ray; and two sisters Helen and Patricia.
Maurice is survived by his wife of 57 years, Leona, his six
children, Mark, Steve (Janet), Nancy (Tom) Schrag, Ernie (Mary),
Sally (Bob) Hertel and Patrick (Marianne); ten grandchildren,
Matthew, Luke, Christina, John and Emily Kleckner, Adam and
Spencer Schrag and Jess, Jenny and Jackson Hertel, one great
granddaughter Madelyn; two brothers, Jim and Bill Kleckner and
two sisters Bernice Paulson and Mary Schwable.
Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, St. Ansgar was in charge of
arrangements. (641) 713-4920.
Marlin W. Havig, husband of Elaine
Kleckner - 8/15/1917 - 8/18/2006
Mass of Christian Burial for Marlin
W. Havig, age 89, of Osage, was held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Aug.
21, 2006, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Osage with Rev.
John Moser officiating. Burial was at Sacred Heart Catholic
Cemetery with military graveside services by Osage American
Legion Post 278. Marlin died Friday, August 18, 2006, at the
Osage Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.
Marlin was born August 15, 1917, in Osage, the son of Martin and
Olive (Woodiwiss) Havig. He graduated from Osage High School.
Marlin was united in marriage to Elaine Kleckner on August 14,
1940, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in New Haven. He served in
the U.S. Army with the 101st Airborne during World War II. He
was wounded on Christmas Eve, 1944, during the Battle of the
Bulge. After returning from the service, he farmed and was a
rural mail carrier, retiring at age 65. Marlin was a member of
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Osage American Legion Post 278,
Osage V.F.W. Post #7920 and Disabled American Veterans of Mason
City. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing and coin collecting.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Allene
Ludgate, Doris Denning and Gloria Bucknell; and a son-in-law
Marlin is survived by his wife, Elaine Havig of Osage; three
daughters, Judi (Don) Oudekerk of Buffalo, Minn., Janet (Gerald)
Grimm of Mitchell, and Mary Howell of Warrenville, Ill.; a son
James (Becci) Havig of Mason City; a sister Marguerite (Sylvan)
Tosel of Mason City; a brother Wayland (Anita) Havig of
Davenport; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren three
step-grandchildren and five step great-grandchildren.
Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home, Osage, (641) 732-3706.
Kleckner, wife of Adrian Kleckner - 10/28/1916 - 3/13/2006
Funeral services for
Agnes Catherine Kleckner, age 89, of Osage, were held Saturday,
March 18, 2006, at the Champion- Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage
with Rev. John Moser officiating. Burial was at St Peter's
Catholic Cemetery at New Haven. Agnes died Monday March 13,
2006, at the Osage Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in
Agnes was born October 28, 1916, to James and Emma (Aurenger)
Dargan in Riceville. She graduated from Riceville High School in
1935. On June 15, 1937, she married Adrian E. Kleckner at the
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Riceville, making their
home in Osage. Agnes was a homemaker and was also involved with
her husband's business, known as Kleckner Excavating and later
known as Kleckner and Hartwig Excavating and Tiling. She also
worked part time at local businesses in Osage. She was a member
of the Sacred Heart Guild, Women's Bowling League, and also
worked many years on the Election Board, which she always looked
forward to. Raising a large family she always had challenges for
her children when they came home from school, such as a word of
the day, spelling and meaning, and looking up subjects in the
encyclopedia. Agnes was a great cook and had a tremendous sense
of humor, she enjoyed entertaining the kids in song and dance.
She was preceded in death by her husband Adrian, her parents,
three brothers, two sisters, and one grandson.
Agnes is survived by her children, Mary A. Thomas of Loveland,
Colo., Patricia A. Humphrey of Le Roy, Minn., Adrian E. Kleckner
of Des Moines, Jane E. Dahley of Wellington, Colo., Timothy J.
Kleckner (Kay) of Algona, Thomas M. Kleckner of Johnstown,
Colo., Jody K. Benzel (Bob) of Fort Collins, Colo., Brian A.
Kleckner (Scheryl) of Newton, and Tracy S. Kleckner (Terri) of
Osage; 24 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; a sister
Rosemary Kinter of Des Moines; a brother Paul Dargan of Seattle,
Wash.; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements made by Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home, Osage, (641)
with sadness that I report the death of my father, William
(Bill) Condon. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer
just before Christmas of 2003, and patiently endured
various treatments over the next couple of years.
The hormone and radiation therapies may have prolonged his
life, but eventually the cancer spread
elsewhere. He was in relatively good health
through Christmas, 2005, but after Christmas his health
declined quickly and he was admitted to a hospice room at
the Osage, Iowa hospital on January 6th, when we could no
longer care for him at home. The family was with him
continuously while he was in hospice, and he died
peacefully at 9:30 pm on January 9th, 2006.
The following obituary
was published in the Mitchell County [Iowa] Press News:
Condon, 2/4/1927 - 1/9/2006
Posted Jan. 18, 2006
Funeral services for William
Condon, age 78, of New Haven, were held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday,
Jan. 17, 2006, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in New Haven, with
Rev. Ray E. Atwood officiating.
Inurnment was at St. Peter's
Catholic Cemetery in New Haven, with Military Honors at the
grave by Osage American Legion Post 278. William died Monday,
Jan. 9, 2006, at the Mitchell County Regional Health Center
Hospice Unit in Osage, of complications due to cancer. Memorials
may be given to Hospice of North Iowa or St. Peter's Catholic
Church in New Haven.
William Condon was born
February 4, 1927, in New Haven, Iowa, to Maurice and Isabelle
(Kleckner) Condon. Bill served in the U.S. Navy during World War
On February 18, 1950, he
married Betty Ethen in Stacyville, Iowa. He was in business with
Jim McCarthy and Claire Condon in the New Haven Livestock.
Later, he owned Condon Brothers Trucking, with his brothers,
Claire and Jack. Bill was a member of St. Peter's Catholic
Church in New Haven and the American Legion in Osage.
He was preceded in death by
his parents; his brothers, Claire and Jack Condon; and his
sister, Colleen Miles.
Bill is survived by his wife
Betty Condon of New Haven; three sons, Steve (Ruth) Condon of
Golden, Colo., Mark (Ning) Condon of Savage, Minn., and Scott
(Ann) Condon of Carbondale, Colo.; two daughters, Carol Condon
of Colville, Wash., and Nancy Pagan of Mason City; six
grandchildren; two brothers, Jerome (Martha) Condon of Bella
Vista, Ark., and Dick (Doris) Condon of Chandler, Ariz.; and a
brother-in-law John Miles of Marshalltown.
Arrangements made by
Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home, Osage (641) 732-3706
Alma (Brandt) Sweeney,
daughter of Peter D. Brandt and Evelyn (Kleckner) Brandt -
11/20/1915 - 11/15/2005
NEW HAVEN - Alma G.
Sweeney, 89, of New Haven, died Tuesday (Nov. 15, 2005) at
Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City.
Alma was born Nov. 20, 1915, in Douglas Township, Mitchell
County, Iowa, to Peter D. and Evelyn E. (Kleckner) Brandt. She
was united in marriage to Clarence Mellen Sweeney on Aug. 12,
1931, in Waterloo, Iowa. Alma and Clarence farmed all of their
lives north of New Haven. Alma was a lifelong member of St.
Peter's Catholic Church in New Haven and a member of St.
Peter's Altar Society, where she was a past president. Alma
was also a member of the NABA Women's Life Organization.
She was a very social person, enjoying card clubs and bus
trips. Alma loved sewing, cooking and gardening, especially
her rose garden. She loved politics and was very adamant about
her views. Plans were in the making for her 90th birthday on
Nov. 20. Alma squeezed every bit of enjoyment out of life.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday at
St. Peter's Catholic Church in New Haven with the Rev. Ray E.
Atwood officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter's Catholic
Cemetery in New Haven.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Champion-Bucheit
Funeral Home in Osage, where there will be a scripture service
at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour before services on
Friday at the church.
Alma is survived by a daughter, LaVonne (Jim) Regan of Avon,
Ind., and her three sons, Douglas, David, and Thomas Johnson;
two sons, Gene (Dorthy) Sweeney of New Haven, and their
children, Coreen, Brett, Michele, Sean, Gale and Ivy, and Don
(Sue) Sweeney of New Haven and their children, Angela, Melissa
and Christopher; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Peter and Evelyn
Brandt; her husband, Clarence Sweeney, in January 2001, and
her sister, Betty Guthart, and Betty's husband, Wendell
Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home, (641) 732-3706.
Dan McCarthey, husband
of Rosemary (Gilles) McCarthy, 8/26/1912 - 10/7/2005
Daniel Damian McCarthy
OSAGE — Daniel Damian McCarthy, age 93, of Osage, died Friday
(Oct. 7, 2005) at the Osage Rehabilitation and Health Care
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in New Haven with the
Rev. John Moser officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter’s
Catholic Cemetery in New Haven.
Visitation will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the
Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage, where there will be a
Scripture service at 6 p.m., and one hour before services at
the church on Wednesday.
Dan was born Aug. 26, 1912, on a farm northeast of New Haven,
the son of William and Mary (Brandt) McCarthy. He attended
rural schools in the New Haven area to the sixth grade, sixth
through 10th grade at St. Mary’s in New Haven, and graduated
from Osage High School in 1930.
Dan was united in marriage to Rosemary C. Gilles at St Peter’s
Catholic Church in New Haven on Sept. 19, 1944. He along with
his brother, Richard McCarthy, farmed the family farm
northeast of New Haven until his retirement in 1981. He and
Rosemary then moved to Osage.
Dan was a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus in Osage
and St. Peter’s Catholic Church in New Haven. He also was a
member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Osage during his
Dan is survived by his wife, Rosemary, of Osage; three
daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Ervin (Pete) Hagen of
Osage, Carmen and Ben Johansen of Denver, Colo., and Karen and
Dwaine Heimer of Stacyville; one brother, Richard McCarthy of
Osage; and one sister, Catherine Hatton, and her husband,
William, of Denver, Colo. He is also survived by
grandchildren, Todd Miller and his wife, Patti, of rural
Osage, Erik Loften of Washington, D.C., Brian Heimer of Iowa
City, and Kristy Heimer of Stacyville; three
step-grandchildren, four great-granddaughters; two
step-great-grandchildren and and numerous nieces and nephews.
Dan was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Mercedes
Slater; and one brother, James McCarthy.
Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home (641) 732-3706.
Maurice V. Milton,
10/11/1913 - 1/6/2005
Maurice V. Milton, 91, of Mason City, died Thursday
(January 6, 2005) at Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit. A
funeral service will be held at 1:00PM Thursday, (January 13,
2005) at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave.
with Rev. Larry Day officiating. Interment will be in
Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery. Full military rites will be
conducted by the Mason City Veterans Memorial Association.
Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Wednesday at Major
Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue. Memorials
may be directed to the Maurice Milton fund.
Maurice was born October 11, 1913 in Little Cedar, Iowa the
son of Henry and Agnes (Mitchell) Milton. He grew up on a farm
west of Little Cedar, Iowa where he enjoyed many fond memories
with his siblings. After graduating from Little Cedar
Consolidated High School he worked for Standard Oil, before
being drafted into the Army in 1941. Upon completion of boot
camp he married Teresa Brattrud in Rolla, Missouri. He served
in the Army Corp. of Engineers in Alaska helping to build the
Alcan Highway and in the Aluetion Islands. After returning
home from the Army he worked as an Oil Distributor in Jesup,
Iowa for five years before moving to Marble Rock in 1951 where
he worked for Oliver Tractors in Charles City for 8 years. He
then moved to the Manly area where he farmed until 1964, then
moving to Mason City to work for the Globe Gazette Newspaper
until his retirement. After retirement Maurice worked his
summers at the I-35 Rest Area Information Center. Maurice was
a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, Moose Lodge,
and the River City Squares and Balance and Swing Square Dance
Maurice is survived by his daughter, Janice and husband Dale
Clapper of Clear Lake; granddaughter, Denise and husband Jeff
Powers of Indian Mound, Tennessee; grandsons, David Clapper
and wife Christine and Chad Clapper and wife Angela, both of
Clear Lake; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Loyd Milton of
Osage, and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, William
and Leslie Milton and sister, Laura Ethan [Ethen].
Fr. Roscoe L. Finnegan,
son of Sophie Ethen Finnegan, 7/15/1922 - 12/4/2004
Fr. Roscoe L. Finnegan,
82, of Las Cruces, died Saturday, December 4, 2004, at
Mountain View Regional Medical Center. Fr. Finnegan was born
July 15, 1922, in Richmond, MN to Roscoe and Sophie Finnegan.
Father was ordained in 1947 at the St. Paul Seminary in St.
On April 15, 1955 he entered the Minnesota Army National Guard
where he was assigned as an Assistent Division Chaplain with
the 47th Infantry Division. He then entered active duty as
Army Chaplain assigned to Ft. Belvoir, VA on July 1, 1957.
Father retired as a Colonel after 20 years of honorable
service to his country in 1977 having served his country
during the Viet Nam Era. While in the service he was awarded
the Bronze Star, Legion of Merit Medal, Army Commendation
Medal with 1st Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal as
well as a host of other medals and awards.
He will be deeply missed by his family and all his many
friends who know and loved him.
A Memorial Funeral Mass will be at 6:00PM on Monday, January
10, 2005, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in
Tortugas, NM with Fr. Donald Adamski, Conv., O.F.M.
At his request, cremation has taken place and cremains will be
laid to rest with his parents in Norwood, MN.
Lorenz G. "Larry"
Helfter, son of Lorenz P. Helfter and Bernice P. (Gilles)
Helfter - 7/6/1928 - 7/28/2004
Larry's obituary from the
Mitchell County [Iowa] Press News:
memorial service for Lorenz G. "Larry" Helfter, age 75, who died
July 28, 2004 in Grand Junction, Colo. was held Monday, Aug. 2
at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Grand Junction, Colo.
There will be a funeral mass at St. Peter's Church in New Haven
at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 6. A meeting with the family
will be before the mass, at 10 a.m. Burial is in St.
Peter's Cemetery, New Haven, Iowa.
Lorenz was born July 6, 1928 in Ogden, Utah. He retired
after 30 plus years with the Upjohn Company and spent the last
several years working with the Community Soup Kitchen in Grand
Junction and was a devoted member of St. Joseph's Catholic
Church in Grand Junction.
Larry died as a believer in Jesus Christ as his Lord and
Savior. Larry's devotion to his faith was obvious to
anyone who met him. He traveled many miles on his
recumbent bike to administer communion and God's message to
those in need. Larry also made numerous trips during the
year to visit his 99-year-old mother Bernice in Osage, Iowa.
Lorenz is survived by his wife of 51 years, Doris M. Helfter of
Pueblo West, Colo. And children Phil (Celeste) and
grandson, Matthew Helfter of Pueblo; Peter (Loraine) Helfter of
Pueblo West and David Helfter of Aurora, Colo. He is also
survived by his mother Bernice Helfter, brother Don (Marilyn)
Helfter; sister Marilyn (Herb) Johanns of Osage, sister Joanne
(Jim) Yarwood, of Rockford, Ill. and brother Bob (Miranda)
Helfter of Oak Island, N.C.
Callahan Edfast Mortuary, Grand Junction, Colo., had charge of
Mary A. Ethen, 2nd wife
of Louis J. Ethen - 6/23/1915 - 8/20/2004
Mary's obituary from the
Mitchell County [Iowa] Press News:
Mary A. Ethen,
89, of the Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community in Waverly,
Iowa, died Friday, Aug. 20, 2004, at the Bartels Lutheran Home
of natural causes.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church in Osage, Iowa, with Rev. Mark Reasoner
officiating. Burial of her remains will be in Sacred Heart
Catholic Cemetary in Osage. There will be no visitation,
Mary's body has been cremated.
Funeral Home in Waverly is assisting the family with
Mary was born on
June 23, 1915, in Stacyville, Iowa, the daughther of Frank and
Beatrice (Curry) Hovel. She attended the Stacyville
Visitation Academy through 12th grade. She was united in
marriage to Richard V. Coonradt and the couple made their home
in Osage, Iowa, where she worked as a teller for the Osage
Farmers Bank. Richard died in 1952 and in 1963, she was
united in marriage to Louis J. Ethen in St. Paul, Minn.
The couple made their home in Stacyville and later moved to
Waverly, Iowa. Louis died on Nov. 11, 1998, and in March
of 1999, Mary became a resident of the Bartels Lutheran
Mary was preceded
in death by her parents and four brothers.
Her survivors include
three step-daughters and one step-son, Elizabeth (Betty) Condon
and her husband, Bill, of New Haven, Iowa; Catherine Nordeen and
her husband, Donald, of Gaylord, Mich.; Barbara Quinn and her
husband, Jim, of Oceanside, Calif.; and Richard Ethen and his
wife, Jane, of Illinois; 19 grandchildren and numerous
James Condon Burke, son
of Edmund W. Burke and Nina D. (Condon) Burke - 2/27/1926 -
James Condon Burke,
while traveling to visit family and attend his high school
reunion in Iowa, died in his sleep Friday, Aug. 27, 2004.
He was 78 years old and preceded in death by his wife of 47
years, Dolores Holland Burke; his parents Doc and Nina Burke;
and his brother Dr. Ed Burke. Surviving him are four
children, Ed Burke of Plano, Texas, Peggy Huffstutler of
Hollister, Calif., Diana Burke-Ross of Elkins, W.Va., and Joe
Burke of Round Rock Texas; their spouses; nine grandchildren;
his brother-in-law, Ed Holland of St. Louis; his sister-in-law,
Max Burke of Adel; and their families.
Jim served in the U.S.
Navy during World War II, graduated from the University of Iowa
with a MS degree in zoology, and worked as the chief
parasitologist for the U.S. Army, responsible for research,
teachings, and personnel in the tropical medicine field.
He operated laboratories in Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, Brazil,
Malaysia, Kenya, the Congo, Panama, Germany, Texas, and
Washington, D.C. He established a Global Medicine Course,
served as commanding officer for laboratories throughout Latin
America, and taught preventative medicine and internal medicine
to Special Forces troops prior to war deployment. He also
taught short courses for the U.S. Air Force, Temple University
and Johns Hopkins University. In retirement, he and
Dolores enjoyed worldwide travel.
Graveside services were 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, at Fort Sam
Houston National Cemetery, with full military honors.
Porter Loring Mortuary North, San Antonio, was in charge of
Jeanne A. (Spoden)
Ziehl, daughter of Anton and Rose (Ethen) Engelhard - 6/24/1926
husband of Shirley Englehard Schmardel (daughter of Anton and
Rose (Ethen) Englehard) - July, 2003
Englehard, wife of Richard Englehard (son of Anton and Rose
(Ethen) Englehard) -October, 2003
Schaub, daughter of Margaret (Mitchell) Schaub and Edward Wright
- 1/12/1904 - 12/10/2003
Margaret was the
grand-daughter of Alexander Mitchell (1853-1935) and Agnes
Stewart Liston (1852-1933). She was a niece of my
great-grandmother, Agnes (Mitchell) Milton. She had an
avid interest in the Mitchell and Liston family histories, and
provided me with important information. She is survived
by a daughter and two sons.
Here is Margaret's
obituary from the Mitchell County [Iowa] Press News:
Margaret Gladys (Wright)
Schaub--Funeral services for Margaret Gladys
(Wright) Schaub were held on Tuesday, Dec., 16 at the United
Methodist Church in Northwood. The Reverend Richard
Jensen officiated. Burial was in Sunset Rest Cemetary in
Northwood. Margaret died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003 at the
Luthern Retirement Home in Northwood.
Margaret Schaub was
born Jan. 12, 1904 in Northwood [Iowa] to Edward D. & M.
Julia (Mitchell) Wright. She attended schools in Iowa,
Washington and Minnesota. She attended Iowa State Teachers
College in Cedar Falls and taught several years in Worth County
She married Earl D. Schaub of Kensett on Nov. 28, 1927 in
Motley, MN. Margaret was active in 4-H, Red Cross, United
Methodist Church women's organizations and Eastern Star.
Margaret loved to paint and used her talent to make beautiful
hand-painted china plates, porcelain dolls and ceramics.
She loved gardening and had done extensive research on her
family history. Margaret lived in her own home until
October 2003 and was looking forward to her 100th birthday party
with family and friends.
She was proceeded in death by her husband, her parents, sons
Roger Schaub in infancy and Russell Schaub in 2003, her brother
Donald Wright and brother-in-law Elmer Helgeland.
Margaret's survivors include her daughter Ruth (Albert) Robb of
Northwood, sons Kenneth (Karen) Schaub of Austin, MN, James
(Carol) Schaub of Northwood and daughter-in-law Joan Schaub of
Westfield Center, Ohio.
Other survivors include her sister Dorothy Helgeland,
sister-in-law Edith Wright, grandchildren Julie (Peter) Faria,
Penny Robb, Dan (Julie) Robb, Mary (CK) Christianson, tracy
(Jeannie) Robb, Kasey (Sharon) Schaub, Tina Schaub and Chuck
Schubert, Mat (Dana) Schaub, Heather (Jared) Brown, Diana
Schaub, Kathy (Stephen) Rudolph, great-grandchildren Michael
Mogk, Isaac (Jenn) Mogk, Calsee Robb, Tyson Robb, Bryan
Christianson, Kerby Christianson, Jacob Robb, Katie Brown,
Kimberly Brown and Karter Schaub, great-great grandsons Garrick
and Damon Mogk. There are also several step-grandchildren
and step great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, St. Ansgar and Northwood,
had charge of arrangements.
Jerome Dunlay, son of Tillie (Kleckner) Dunlay - 06/06/1925 -
Teresa Arlene (Bratrude) Milton, wife of Maurice Milton,
03/04/1914 - 03/09/2002
Francis Xavier Ethen, son of Andrew and Gertrude Ethen, 08/14/1937
Dennis Joseph Ethen, son of Stephen Ethen, 06/08/1936 -
Leslie Henry Milton, son of Henry H. Milton - 12/23/1905 -
© Steven M. Condon. All