JAMES W. GOELLER

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James Goeller picture 2FAIRBANK- James W. Goeller of Fairbank, passed away Thursday, July 25, at Allen Memorial Hospital, Waterloo.

He was born September 29, 1946 in Waterloo, Iowa the son of Herbert and Dorthy (Lentz) Goeller.

Jim graduated from Wapsie Valley Community School in 1965 and Upper IOwa University in 1970.  He taught science and social studes and coached at West Branch Community Schools for four years.  He worked at Smitty’s Tire and Appliance, Cedar Falls for many years.  He then worked at Cedar Falls Schools as bus mechanic and bus driver.  He moved on to Oelwein Community Schools as transporation director, retiring in 2009.  Most recently, he drove school bus for Wapsie Valley Community Schools.

Survived by: his wife, Bonnie, one daughter, Kay of Des Moines.  Three sons, Robert (Nancy) of Fairbank, Gary (Sara) of Oelwein and John of Fairbank.  5 grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: his parents, a brother Douglas and a grandson, Michael.

Services: at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 30th at St Peters Lutheran Church, Oran, Iowa, with burial in the Fairbank Cemetery.  Public visitation on Monday, July 29 at the funeral home from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. with Masonic Rites at 7:00 p.m. Also one hour befores services at the church.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

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Ronald H. Steggall

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Ronald Steggall PhotoFairbank; Ronnie Steggall age 73, passed away Saturday July 13, 2013 at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, Iowa.

He was born on June 8, 1940 the son of Halley and Hazel (Fransham)Steggall in Waterloo. Ronnie married Marilyn Schares on May 4, 1963 in Fairbank at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He worked at Deere & Company for 33 years retiring on June 30, 1998.

Survived by; his wife, Marilyn, two daughters; Traci (Jeff) Magsamen of Janesville, Kelli (Bob Stueven) of Mizpah, MN. eight grandchildren; Jordan, Taylor and Jacob Boevers, Adnew and Mitike Stueven, Robert, Jerome and Katie Magsamen, one great granddaughter; Eden Magsamen and two sisters; Betty (Ray) Chase of Prarie du Chien, WI. and Pat Weyer of Warrensburg, MO.

Preceded by; his parents

Services; 10:30 am Thursday July 18, 2013 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fairbank.

Visitation; from 3-7 pm on Wednesday with a parish rosary at 3:30 pm.

Memorials; to be directed to the family

Ronnie loved and lived life to the fullest with his family and friends. He was an avid outdoorsman and spent many hours fishing and in the woods. His ever-present smile and sense of humor gained him a life full of great friends.

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Joseph W. Miller

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Joeseph Miller picFairbank; Joe Miller age 94 passed away Monday July 8 at Allen Hospital in Waterloo, IA.

He was born on September 11, 1918 in Fairbank the son of Frank and Margaret (Nuebel) Miller. Joe graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in 1935 and was a member of the first graduating class of Loras College in Dubuque in 1939. He served in the U.S. Army as a Medic during WWII and also served in the Korean War.

He married Lois Rastatter on May 2, 1953 at St. Columbkille’s in Dubuque, IA. Joe owned and operated Miller Plumbing and Heating since 1945. His last day of work was July 1, 2013. He thoroughly enjoyed his days at the store visiting with customers, playing freecell on the computer and watching Chicago Cubs baseball. He was a member and former Chief of the Fairbank Fire Department, member of the Fairbank Community Club, Knights of Columbus, American Legion, Fairbank Historical Society and was a usher and eucharistic minister at I.C. Parish.

Survived by; his wife; Lo-E, six children; Joe (Jeanne) of White Bear Lake, MN. Jane (Hal) Holder of St. Peters, MO. Pat (Lynn) of Fairbank, Greg (Shelli)of Davenport, Barb (Tim) Klopfenstein of Washington, and John (Jo) of Davenport, one sister-in-law Lillian Miller of Detroit, MI. 17 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and one great grandchild on the way.

Joe lived a life of service to his faith, family and community and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Preceded by; his parents and step- mother; Gertrude Miller, three brothers; Paul (Jule) Miller, Frank Miller Jr. and Arnold (Mary Jo) Coffin, three sisters; Margaret (Leonard) Duffy, Mary Schafer and Sr. Mary Francelyn Miller.

Services; 10:30 am Friday, July 12 at Immaculate Conception Church.

Visitation; Thursday July 11 from 3-7 pm with a K.C. rosary at 7:00 pm

Burial; Immaculate Conception Cemetery, with military rites conducted by Fortsch Duffy Post 552 of Fairbank.

Memorials; in lieu of flowers to I.C. Church or the Fairbank Fire Dept.

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Hazel M. (Ziegler) Stoll

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Hazel (Ziegler) Stoll picBrighton, CO. Hazel M. (Ziegler) Stoll formerly from Fairbank, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2013 at her home in Brighton.

She was born December 11, 1934 in Westgate, IA. the daughter of William and Dorothy (Waligorski) Ziegler. She grew up on the family farm in Iowa, attending country schools and graduating from Oelwein High School in 1952. She also graduated with a Bachelors Degree from Upper Iowa University and entered the teaching profession. She taught in elementary schools in Cresco, Postville, Rawlins,Wyoming and taught at Oelwein Elementary School for 26 years before retiring in 1991. Hazel married Hank Stoll in 2006 and moved to Brighton, CO. where she was impressed by the view of Pikes Peak and the entire front range of the mountains from her home.

Survived by; her husband, one brother; Donald Ziegler of Oelwein, one sister; Darlene Holt of Wadena, one step-son; David Stoll of Lupton, CO. one step-daughter; Mardie Stoll of Brush, CO. seven step-grandchildren, nine step-great grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

Preceded by; her parents, three brothers; Harold, Henry and William Ziegler and a sister-in-law; Faye Ziegler.

Services; 10;00 am Wednesday, July 9, 2013 at St. William Catholic Church in Fort Lupton, CO.

Memorial Service; 10:00am Saturday at Woods Funeral Home in Fairbank

Inurnment; after the service in the Fairbank Cemetery.

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DELORES M. JOYCE

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Delores M. Joyce PicOELWEIN-Delores M. Joyce of Urbandale, Iowa, formerly of Oelwein and the Fairbank area, died Thursday, July 4, at Mercy Hospital, Des Moines, Iowa.

She was born on June 20, 1923 the daughter of Ernest and Martha (Hogan) Graves.          She married Richard Joyce on February 16, 1944.

She is survived: by four daughters: Patricia (Darrel) Bridges, Bondurant, Iowa, Kathy (Joel) Steinmetz, Victor, Iowa, Mary Jo (Jim) Even, Gilbertville, Iowa, Janet Witzenburg, Altoona, Iowa, and one son, Dan Joyce of Clermont, Iowa.  Twenty-one grandchildren, twenty-eight great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild.

Preceded in death by: by her husband, Richard.  Three sons: Charles, Tim and Michael in infancy.  One daughter Barb.

Services at: 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 9, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fairbank, Iowa, with burial in the church cemetery.  Public visitation from 4:00 to & 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 8, at he funeral home. There will a rosary at 4:30 p.m. and Scripture Service at 7:00 p..m.

Memorials may be be directed to the family.

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