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scan0001Waterloo-Richard J. “Dick” Johnson, 76, died January 19, 2010 of comlications of Alzheimer’s diease.

He was born on October 20, 1933 in Dunkerton, Iowa, son of Alzora and Verl Johnson Sr.

He married Kimberly Frazee on May 10, 1983 in Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin.

Mr. Johnson attended Dunkerton High School where he excelled in baseball as a pitcher.  He served in the U.S. Air Force  from 1953-1956 and was employed at Rath Packing Company for 33 years, retiring in 1984.

He is survived by his wife Kim, a stepson, Scott Frazee of Oklahoma City, OK.  His brother Skip (Kelly) Johnson of Waterloo, four nieces, a son Rick and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter Diane Johnson.

Dick enjoyed “buying and selling” cars, watching the Chicago Cubs and Yankees.  He liked to travel and spent sixteen winters in Texas.  He had many wonderful friends including those at Windsor and Beacon of Hope.

Memorials services: will be on Friday at 1:00 p.m. at Woods Funeral Home in Fairbank, Iowa,with inurnment at a later date.

Memorials may be directed to Windsor Nursing Dementia Unit or Beacon of Hope Hospice.

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scan00101FAIRBANK-Marie M. Kaufman of Fairbank, died Sunday, January 17, 2010, at Mercy Living Plus, Oelwein, Iowa.

She was born October 2, 1910 at Gilbertsville, Iowa, daughter of Matthias and Catherine (Delagardelle) Steils.

She married Fred Kaufman on January 16, 1929 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Gilbertsville, Iowa.

Survived by: Four sons: Jim (Glenda) Kaufman, Jerry (Wanda) Kaufman both of Fairbank, Iowa. Jack (Nancy) Kaufman of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Tim (Shar) Kaufman of Howells, Nebraska. Three daughters: Connie Broell and Mary Kaufman  both of Waterloo, Iowa and Sue Thompson of Egan, Minnesota. Twenty-seven grandchildren, fifty-five great grandchildren and fourteen great- great  granchildren

Preceded in Death by: her husband Fred, her parents, one son, Wallace Kaufman, four brothers, Leo Steils, Henry Steils, Adolph Steils, Matthew Steils.  Two sistrs: Florence Love and Betty Happel. Two daughters in-laws, Mildred Kaufman and Doris Kaufman, a son in-law, Doc Broell, one grandson, two great granddaughters, one great great granddaughter and one grandson in-law.

Services:  at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 21, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fairbank, with burial at Eagle Center Catholic Cemetery.  Public visitation from 3:00  to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, at the funeral home with a 4:00 p.m. Rosary and 6:30 p.m. Scripture Service.

Memorial may be directed to the famly.

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scan00091Maynard; Henry Ziegler died Wednesday January 13 at Allen Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa after a brief illness. He was born April 8, 1928 in Buchanan County Ia. the son of  William and Dorothy (Waligorski) Ziegler. Henry retired from John Deere Tractor Works, Waterloo in 2009 after 60 years of employment.

Henry is survived by 2 brothers; Harold (Doris) Ziegler of Fairbank, Donald Ziegler of Oelwein, 2 sisters, Hazel (Henry) Stoll of Brighton Colorado, Darlene (Richard) Holt of Wadena along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceeded in death by his parents, a brother William Ziegler and a sister in-law Faye Ziegler.

Services will be Monday January 18, at 10:30 am at Woods Funeral Home in Fairbank, with burial at the Fairbank Cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday January 17, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the Funeral Home.

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scan0006FAIRBANK: Mildred (Milly) Raejean Kaufman, of Fairbank, died Thursday, December 31, at her home in Fairbank.

She was born on November 24, 1924 at Traer, Iowa, daughter of Joseph and Ruth (LeFever) Drahos.

She married Wallace F. Kaufman on February 9, 1948 at St. Johns Catholic Church, Waterloo, Iowa.

Survived By: four daughters: Dianne (Joe) Rubino, Donna (Dean Mangrich) Costello, and Karen (Kevin) Coffin all of Fairbank, and Elaine (Charles) Henry of Broomfield, Colorado.  Two sons, Mark Kaufman of Waterloo, and Kevin (Denise Youngblut) Kaufman of Fairbank.  Nineteen grandchildren, Jeff (Tami) Rubino, Jennifer (Matt)  Davidson, JaNae Rubino, Lisa Rees, Leon (Heather) Costello, Myles Costello, Matt (Brenda) Coffin, Mitchell Coffin, Michael Coffin, Adam (Tammy Niehaus & Brady) Kaufman,
Andy (Brook) Kaufman, Aaron (Kristin)Kaufman, Derek Kaufman, Carter Kaufman, Dana Weber, Levi Henry, Ian Henry, Isaac Henry, Lacey Henry and twelve great-grandchildren. Her mother in-law, Marie Kaufman, Oelwein; brother in-law, Michael Schmitz, Gilbertsville; her brother, Duane (Joan)  Drahos, Shell Rock and her brother in-laws, James Kaufman, Jerry Kaufman, of Fairbank, Jack Kaufman of Cedar Rapids and Tim Kaufman of Wisner, Nebraska.  Three sister in-laws, Connie Broell and Mary Kay Kaufman of  Waterloo, Susan Schutt of Egan, Minnesota.

Preceded in death by: husband Wallace, May 18, 2005, and her parents Joseph and Ruth Drahos, son in-law Michael Costello, granddaughter, Marie Coffin and great-granddaughter, Miranda Davidson.  One sister, Helen Schmitz and one brother, Merle Drahos.

Services: at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 4, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fairbank, with burial in the Church Cemetery.  Visitation on Sunday, January 3, from 1:00 to  5:00 p.m. on Sunday, with rosary at 1:30 p.m. and Scripture Service at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be to Iowa Hospice  Association or be directed to the family.

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