DONALD CHARLES MENUEY

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scan_pic00162Fairbank-Donald Charles Menuey, 79 of Fairbank, died Tuesday, August 31, at ManorCare Health Center in Waterloo, of a lengthy illness.

He was born July 31, 1931 at Zwingle, Iowa , son of Paul and Helena (Brown) Menuey.

He married Ramona C. Toussaint on July 27, 1953 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Sumner, Iowa.

Donald retired from Rath Paking Company in Waterloo after working there 35 years. He was a lifetime farmer and after his retirement from Raths he was employed at Bachman Tool and Die in Independence.

Survived by: his wife, Ramona of Fairbank, fours sons, Randy (Kim) Menuey, Fairbank, Steve (Connie) Britt, Tony (Jo) Menuey, Dewar, Kerry ( Melanie) Menuey, Fairbank.  Four daughters, Sandra (Mike) Tagtow, Fairbank, Diane (Garry) Damon, Dewar, Becky (Dave) Acker, Waverly, Brenda Buzynski, Waterloo.  Thirteen grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.  Two sisters, Helen Ridenour, Manchester and Marlys (Archie) Miller, Independence.

Preceded in death by:  his parents, Paul and Helena Menuey, one grandson, Joshua Menuey, two brothers, Robert  Menuey and Kenneth Menuey.  One sister, Velma Benfante.

Services: at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 3, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fairbank, with burial in the Church Cemetery.  Public visitation from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 2, at the funeral home.  There will be a rosary by the Fairbank Knights of Columbus  Council   NO. 11161 at 6:00 and a Scripure Service at 7:00 p..

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ETHELYN D. LEHMKUHL

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ethylyn1MARION-Ethelyn D. Lehmkuhl, of Marion, formerly of Fairbank and Waterloo area, died Saturday, August 21, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.

She was born December 12, 1920 at Sumner, Iowa daughter of Ozro and Ella  (Bowers) Littell.

After graduating from Upper Iowa University, she taught at Fairbank Elementary School.  She married Wilbert (Webb) Lehmkuhl in San Diego, California on June 13, 1942. During the war they both worked at Rohr Aircraft in California.  After the war they returned to Fairbank  and operated Lehmkuhl Hardware in Fairbank.  During the 1960s, she taught junior high English in Dunkerton.  After retirement she played piano for 19 years at VonMaur in College Square Mall in Cedar Falls.

Survived by: son, Rande (Lora) Lehmkuhl, Marion, Iowa and her five grandchildren, Jack, Steven, Meranda, Lexi, and Sadi.

Preceded by: her husband, Webb, November 7, 1974, her parents, one brother,  David and one sister, Zona

Visitation: the family will greet family and friends on Thrusday, August 26, at the funeral home from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Inurnment in Union Mound Cemetery, Sumner, Iowa.

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COREY ALLEN ANNIS

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scan_pic0014Fairbank-Corey Allen Annis, of Fairbank, died Saturday, August 7, at University of Iowa Hospital, due to an automobile accident.

He was born on June 6, 1987  at Iowa City, Iowa, son of Dennis and Sherry (Higgins) Annis.

He graduated from Wapsie Valley High School in 2006.  He attended Hawkeye Community College  in Waterloo and graduated in 2009 with a degree in welding.  He had currently left his job at Lifeline in Sumner to start a new career at Deere and Company in Waterloo.

Survived by: his parents, Denny and Sherry (Higgins) Annis of Fairbank. Three brothers, Jason Annis of Oelwein, Justin (Brittany) Annis and Seth Annis both of Fairbank.  Two sisters, Heather (John) Stewart of Marion, and Taylor Annis of Fairbank.  Maternal grandparents, Ralph and Donna Higgins of Fairbank.

Preceded in death by: paternal grandparents, Jack & Marie  Annis, his uncle Brad “Willy” William Higgins and two cousins, Rick Annis and Dylan Welsh.

Services: at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 11, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fairbank, Iowa, with burial in the Church Cemetery.  Visitation on Tuesday, August 10, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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BRAD “WILLY” WILLIAM HIGGINS

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scan_pic0015FAIRBANK-Brad “Willy” William Higgins, of Fairbank, died Friday, August 6, 2010, at Fairbank, Iowa due to an automobile accident.

He was born September 6, 1960 at Waterloo, Iowa, son of Ralph and Donna (Kane) Higgins.

He graduated from Wapsie Valley High School, Fairbank, Iowa in 1978.  He started working for John Deere & Company and then in 1984 he became an employee at Curley’s Sumner Locker in Sumner, Iowa..  In 1997 he became employed by Rockwell Automotive in Sumner until his death.

He married Becky Menuey in 1989.  They later divorced.

Survived by: one son, Shyler (Chelsea) Higgins,  of Johnston, Iowa, a daughter, Mannie Higgins, of Cedar Falls, Iowa.  His parents, Ralph and Donna Higgins, of Fairbank, Iowa.  Two brothers, Brian (Mary) Higgins of Fairbank, Iowa and Terry “Joe” (Denise) Higgins, of Oelwein, Iowa.  Two sisters, Tammy (Keith) Curley,  and Sherry (Denny)Annis, both of Fairbank, Iowa.  Several nieces and nephews and his ex-wife, Becky (Menuey) Higgins.

 Preceded in death by:  his grandparents, Leo and Martha Kane, Harold and Irma Kane and nephews Corey Annis and Dylan Welsh.

Services: at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 11, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fairbank with burial in the Church Cemetery.  Visitation at the funeral home on Tuesday, August 10, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.

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