Emmett D. Kane

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Emmett Kane picIndependence: Emmett Duane Kane age 85 passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Sunday, August 10 at ABCM Rehabilitation Center in Independence. Emmett was born February 16, 1929 the son of John and Frances (Fettkether) Kane in rural Bremer County. he graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in Fairbank. Emmett served in the United States Army during the Korean War from 1951-1953. After his military service he farmed in the Westgate area for a number of years, after that he worked at Ruff’s Elevator in Westgate, he then worked at Horkheimer Manufactured Homes in Hazleton doing setup and maintenance, he then worked at Modern Building Products for a period of time and most recently worked at Hazleton Housing until his retirement. Emmett married Margaret Kleitsch and they later divorced. He married Mary Jane Woods Cunningham in 1986.

Survived by: his wife: Mary Jane, four sons; Ron (Janna) Kane, Carl Kane, Dale (Erika) Kane all of Maynard and Duane (Kathy) Cunningham of Helena, MT, two daughters; Janet Dugan of Maynard and Dawn (Pat) West of Norwalk, 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren along with many special nieces and nephews.

Preceded by: his parents, one son; Gary Kane, five brothers; Louis, Harold, Jack, Ray and Paul Kane, four sisters; Beatrice McCloud, Sister Mary Eunice Kane, Peg Robinson and Sister Mary Clarice Kane.

Services: Wednesday, August 13 at 10:30 am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fairbank.

Visitation: Tuesday August 12 from 4-7 pm with a 4:00 pm Rosary and a 7:00 pm Scripture service  at Woods Funeral Home in Fairbank.

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

Memorials: may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice, Buchanan County office.

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Norma Jean Bartholomew

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Norma Bartholomew picDunkerton: Norma J. Bartholomew age 93 passed away on August 5th at NorthCrest Specialty Care Center in Waterloo after a brief illness. She was born November 7, 1920 in Oelwein, IA the daughter of Albert H. and Margaret (Rogers) Heidt. She married Wendell J. Goeller on March 14, 1943, he preceded her in death in 1981. On June 6, 1987 she married Earl Bartholomew.

She graduated from Oelwein High School in 1938 She spent most of her life as a homemaker on a farm near Fairbank and also worked at City Laundry in Oelwein for a period of time.

Norma was an active lifetime member of the Fairbank United Methodist Church where she was baptized on April 19, 1946. She enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren as well as great-grandchildren, she loved to play cards, crocheting, counted cross stitching, bowling. watching game shows and visiting the casinos.

Survived by: her husband Earl, two daughters; Judy (Mel) Neil of Fairbank, Cindy (Tom) Hagenow of Readlyn, a son; Jerry (friend Dawn Johnson) Goeller of Fairbank, four step-daughters; Marcia (Rich) Young of Dubuque, Elaine Clark and Jeanette (Jim) Grady of Waterloo and Lois Bartholomew of Burlington, WI, two step-sons-in-law; Roger Lenz of Webster City and John Riordan of Westgate, eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 26 step-grandchildren and 41 step-great-grandchildren.

Preceded by: her parents, a brother and sister-in-law; Dalys J. (Hap) and Phylis Heidt a half sister and husband Anna and Bert Miller, two step-daughters; Dee Lenz and Leta Riordan and one step-grandson.

Services: Friday, August 8 @ 10:30 am at the Fairbank United Methodist Church.

Visitation: Thursday August 7 from 4-7 pm at Woods Funeral Home and for one hour before services Friday, at the church.

Memorials: may be directed to Care Initiatives Hospice, Fairbank United Methodist Church or a memorial of your choice.

Library book memorials will also be available at the funeral home.



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