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scan_pic0015FAIRBANK- Herbert Henry Albrecht, 90, died Sunday, April 25, at Mercy Living Plus, Oelwein, Iowa.

He was born on October 3, 1919, to Henry and Lena (Bockholt) Albrecht.  He married Ilene Siggelkov on May 31, 1942, in Fairbank, Iowa.  They were married  56 years until her death on December 5, 1998.  On August 23, 1999, he married Coralene Lehmkuhl of Fairbank, Iowa.

Herb is survived by his wife and his four children, Jane Albrecht-Lee of Houston, Texas, Joyce (Rick) Trotter of Fairbank, Iowa, Ann (Don) Bunn of Maynard, Iowa and David (Kris Klingaman) Albrecht of Fairbank, Iowa.  Herb had nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Gloria (Warren) Siggelkov of Tripoli, Iowa and Barbara (Herschel) Siggelkov of Independence, Iowa, many nieces and nephews and Coralene’s children and families.

Herb was preceded in death by his first wife, Ilene; two sisters, Alice (Henry) Reiter and Martha (Kenneth) Fox; brother, Loraine (Dolores): and son-in-law, Edward Albrecht-Lee.

Herb lived his entire life in the Fairbank area.  Following high school graduation he farmed until enlisting in the Army during WWII, serving nearly five years.  Herb returned to farming in 1945 until 1972.  He then sold Aid Association for Lutherans Insurance from 1972 to 1984 and was named Salesman of the Year in 1977.

Herb was an  active member of Lord of the Harvest Lutheran Church, was a 62 year American Legion member, was on the Fairbank and Wapsie Valley School Boards, Sunday School Superintendent and involved in many other activities.

Services- are 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 30, at the Lord of the Harvest Lutheran Church, Fairbank, I0wa.

Visitation-  from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m  on Thursday, April 29, at Woods Funeral Home, Fairbank, Iowa.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

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scan_pic00131Fairbank:  Dallas Dana Bantz age 78 died Sunday April 25, 2010 at home from complications of COPD.

He was born on December 28, 1931 in Independence Ia. the son of Maurice and Pearl (Anderson) Bantz. He married JoAnne Schwake on March 14, 1952 in Maynard Ia.

Dallas served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years from 1951-1955. He then retired from Rath Packing after 30 years of employment.

Survived by: his wife JoAnne, 4 sons; Wendell Bantz of Plainfield, Wayne Bantz of Fairbank, Wayde (Theresa) Bantz of Dunkerton, Wes (Lori) Bantz of Fairbank, 2 Daughters; Dee Hesseltine of Iowa City, Jolene Bantz of Fairbank. 1 brother; Lester Bantz of Fairbank, 2 sisters; Dorie Foley and Bonnie Bantz of Arizona. 21 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: by his parents, 1 daughter Jeanne, 2 brothers; Carroll and Keith, 1 sister Shirley Roepke.

Visitation: Tuesday April 27 from 3-7 pm at the funeral home and for 1 hour before services at the church.

Services: Wednesday April 28 at 11:00 am at the Lord of the Harvest Lutheran Church, Fairbank, with burial in the Fairbank cemetery. With Military rites conferred by Fortsch-Duffy Post 552, Fairbank American Legion.

Memeorials: to be directed to the family

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scan_pic00101Fairbank:  Elsie V. Miller died Friday April 23 at Mercy Hospital in Oelwein Ia. of natural causes.

She was was born June 24, 1924 in Waterloo the daughter of Ross and Anna (Carpenter) Habenicht. She married Melvin Miller in 1947 in Dubuque Ia. He preceeded her in death in 2003.

  Elsie worked for John Deere, then many years at Rath Packing until it closed in1984. Elsie and her husband also farmed north of Fairbank. She passionately loved her children and her grandchildren along with her many animals, especially her dog Blackie.

Survived by: 1 son Michael Miller of Fairbank, 3 daughters, Marlene (John) Higgins of Waterloo, Patricia Clement of Charles City and Susan Miller of Fairbank, 12 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild, and 1 brother Cecil Habenicht of Dike.

Preceeded in death by: Her parents, her husband, 2 sons: Gary Jones and Tim Miller, a grandson Edward Schares, 1 brother Vernon and 2 sisters, Seva and Genevieve.

Visitation: Sunday April 25 from 3 pm to 7 pm with a 4 pm parish rosary and a 7 pm scripture service.

Services: Monday April 26 @ 10:30 am I.C. Church in Fairbank with burial in I.C. Cemetery.

Memorials: to be directed to the family

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scan_pic0009FAIRBANK-Janola Ann Hesse, of Fairbank, died Friday, April 2, at Cedar Valley Hospice Home, Waterloo, Iowa.

She was born July 21, 1932 at Waterloo, Iowa, daughter of Edward Henry and Irene Sophia (Staack) Hartman.

She married Melvin Hesse on September 10, 1950 , at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Klinger, Iowa.

Survived by: her children and their spouses: Ivan Hesse of Fairbank, Iowa, Mike (Glenda) Hesse of Fairbank, Iowa, Nancy (Rick) Happel, of  Dunkerton, Iowa, Becky (Doug) Lindsay, Masonville, Iowa, Lonny (Barb) Hesse, Dianna (John) Griese and Brian Hesse, all of Fairbank, of Fairbank, Iowa. a daughter in-law, Cindee (John) Lichter of Galva, Iowa. Twenty-Five grandchildren and many great grandchildren.  Two brother, Duane (Joyce) Hartman of Fairbank, Iowa and Loren (Linda) Hartman of Flordia.  A brother in-law, Virgil Hesse of Waterloo, Iowa.

Preceded in death by:  her husband, Melvin on April 12, 1998 , a son, William ,and a sister in-law, Lois Hesse.

Services:  at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 6, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fairbank, with burial in the Fairbank Cemetery.  Public Visitation from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, at the funeral home, and from 9:30 to 10:30 at the church before funeral.

Janola was owner and secretary of Hesse Trucking, Fairbank, Iowa.

Memorials made to the Lutheran Hour Ministry.

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