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Fairbank-Beatrice (Bea) Isabelle Bates, of Oelwein formerly of Fairbank, died Friday, August 19, at Grandview HealthCare Center in Oelwein.

She was born June 18, 1921 at Oneal, Nebraska, daughter of Ernest Marion and Lillian Mae (Stahly) Harris.

She married Kenneth Bates on November 17, 1944.

Survived by: Two daughters: Paula (Clifford) Reed, Oelwein and Marsha (Tony) Sherbon, Marengo.  Two sons: Kerry (Dee) Bates, Lovett, TX and Edward Bates, Oelwein.  10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren

Preceded in death by:  her husband, Kenneth, September 1997 and one sister, Marie Harris.

Services:  at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24, at Woods Funeral Home, Fairbank, with inurnment in the Fairbank Cemetery.  Family will greet friends and family on Tuesday at the funeral home from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m and one hour before services on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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scan_pic00122Dunkerton: Juanita K. McIntosh, of Dunkerton, died Wednesday, August 03, at Allen Memorial Hospital, Waterloo of congestive heart failure.

She was born November 23, 1922 at Winona, Kansas, daughter, of Frank and Flora (Rousch) Buss, and her adoptive parents, Col. Earl J and Elisie J. Kleckner.

She married John McIntosh on April 21, 1957 at the First Baptist Church, Dunkerton, Iowa.

Survived by: her husband John, two daughters, Jorge Ann Swinford of Des Moines, Anita (Dave) Claman of Ames, three sons, James (Pat) McIntosh of Dunkerton, John (Gretchen)  of Brighton CO., Matthew (Kelly) McIntosch of Tacoma, WA.  Seventeen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: her birth parents, Frank and Flora Buss and her adoptive parents Cop. Earl and Elsie Klechkner, her first husband, Capt. Duane Swinford, one daughter, Catherine E. Swinford and one son, Duane A. Swinford.  Two sisters, Charlotte Miller and Lucille Lucas, one brother, George Buss,  two nephews, Frank and Robert Buss.

Services:  at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 6, at the First Baptist Church in Dunkerton, with burial in the Fairview Cemetery.  Public Visitiation on Friday from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. at First Bapist Church Fellowship Hall in Dunkerton, and one hour before services at the Church.

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scan_pic0009Fairbank-Duane “Chick” L. Hartman of Fairbank, died Tuesday, August 2, at his home at rural Fairbank of heart and kidney failure.

He was born on May 17, 1930 in Bremer County,  Readlyn, Iowa, son of Edward and Irene (Staack) Hartman.

He attended grade school in Klinger and graduated from Dunkerton High School in 1948.  After school he worked for B&J Ready Mix in Dunkerton for 12 years.  Served in th U.S. Navy from 1951-1955 during the Korean War. Then went to John Deere in Waterloo, and worked there for 21 years as a Divisional Supervisor.  He had farmed all of his life.

He married Joyce Campbell on August 7, 1955, at the Presbyterian Church in Jesup.

Survived by: his wife, Joyce; one son, Harlan (Deb) Hartman of Fairbank.  Two daughters, Barb Boevers of Readlyn and Brenda (Dan) Salisbury of Dunkerton.  Ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.  One brother, Loren Hartman; and one brother in-law Virgil Hesse, along with many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: his parents, Ed and Irene Hartman, a son, Dean Hartman, son in-law, Dan Boevers and two grandsons, Baby Boevers and Bryce Grimm. A sister and Brother-in-law Janola and Melvin Hesse also a sister Lois Hesse.

Services: at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 6, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Westgate, Iowa, with burial in the Fairbank Cemetery.  Public visitation from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home and one hour before the services Saturday at the Church.

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