Olive M. Grantham Gade

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Olive Gade pic Fairbank: Olive Mae Grantham Gade age 93 passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at the Vinton Lutheran Home in Vinton, IA. She was born on November 16, 1920 in Crookston, NE the daughter of August and Anna (Giese) Detgen. Olive married Henry Grantham, February 11, 1937 in Valentine, NE, Henry passed away September 25, 1961, she married William (Bill) Gade, May 6 ,1967 they resided in Sumner until July 1, 1972 when they moved to Fairbank, Bill passed away August 20, 2000. Olive spent the majority of her life as a homemaker and was also an avid gardener.

Survived by: One son, Russell (Lori) Grantham of De Soto, three daughters; Joyce Bratten, Marilyn (Robert) Condry both of Vinton and Barbara (Glenn) Hodgson of Dubuque, 25 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren, two daughters-in-law; Karen Grantham of Fairbank and Clarice Grantham of Harcourt.

Preceded by: Her parents, her first and second husband, two sons; Robert Grantham and Howard Grantham along with two sisters; Alice Fay and Esther Fay.

Services: 10:30 am, Saturday, September 20, 2014 at the United Methodist Church in Fairbank.

Visitation: 9:30-10:30 am Saturday at the church.

Burial: Fairbank Cemetery

Memorials:  to the Fairbank Veterans Memorial Park or to the family

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Earl L. Bartholomew

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Earl Bartholomew picDunkerton: Earl Bartholomew age 94 passed away peacefully at his home, Monday September 15, 2014. He was born September 15, 1920 in Dunkerton, the son of Dan and Iva (Jenson) Bartholomew, he attended school in Dunkerton graduating in 1938. Earl was a veteran of World War II he was an airplane mechanic in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Earl married Irene Smith in 1941 she preceded him in death in 1980, he then married Norma Goeller in 1987 and she passed away on August 5, 2014. Earl farmed in his early years and later was a rural mail carrier retiring in 1984, he was also a bus driver for Dunkerton Community Schools and he retired from that in 1994. He was also a longtime member of the Dunkerton Volunteer Fire Department, serving as chief for a period of time. Earl was also a member of the Peter Kress Post 636 American Legion for 64 years.

Survived by: four daughters; Marcia (Rich) Young of Dubuque, Elaine Clark, Jeanette (Jim) Grady both of Waterloo and Lois Bartholomew of Burlington WI, two sons-in-law; Roger Lenz of Webster City and John Riordan of Westgate,two step-daughters; Judy (Mel) Neil of Fairbank and Cindy (Tom) Hagenow of Readlyn, one step-son Jerry Goeller (Dawn Johnson) of Fairbank, one sister-in-law; Nonnie Bartholomew of Dunkerton, 24 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren and 16 step-great-grandchildren.

Preceded by: his parents, his first wife Irene and his second wife Norma, two daughters; Dee Lenz and Leta Riordan, one grandson, Casey Dangelser and one brother; Gordon Bartholomew.

Services: 10:30 am Friday, September 19, 2014 at First Baptist Church, Dunkerton.

Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Dunkerton with military rites conducted by Peter Kress Post 636 American Legion, Dunkerton.

Visitation: Thursday September 18 from 4-7 pm at Woods Funeral Home, Fairbank and for one hour before services, Friday at the church.

Memorials: In Lieu of Flowers to First Baptist Church or Peter Kress Post 636 American Legion, both of Dunkerton.

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Leota L. Egan

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Leota Egan picFairbank: Leota Egan age 77 passed away on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at the Good Neighbor Society in Manchester, IA. She was born December 6, 1937 in rural Arlington, IA the daughter of Logan and Lucille (Smith) Beltz. Leota first attended country school and later went to Arlington School, she graduated from Arlington in 1955. She worked as a clerk at Jewel Tea and at Carl Mikes Grocery Store in Oelwein after that she worked at Iowa Gas and Electric as a secretary. In 1969 she married Dan Egan, they made their home in the Westgate, Oran area. Dan preceded her in death in 2007.

Survived by: a sister; Lauretta (Darwin) Jones of Arlington, along with several Nieces, Nephews and Aunts.

Preceded by: her parents, her husband, two nephews; Darrin Jones and Gary Maker

Services: 10:30 am Monday, September 15, 2014 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fairbank

Visitation: 3-6 pm Sunday, September 14 at Woods Funeral Home, Fairbank

Rosary: 3:30 pm at the Funeral Home

Scripture Service: 7:00pm at the Funeral Home

Burial: Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Fairbank

Memorials: may be directed to the family

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Evelyn M. Elliott

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Evelyn M. Elliott picWaverly: Evelyn Elliott age 93 formerly of Fairbank, passed away on Sunday September 7, 2014 at Waverly Health Center after a brief illness. She was born November 26, 1920 in Waverly the daughter of Earl and Hazel (Clewell) Place. Evelyn married Raymond Elliott April 10, 1940 in Randalia, IA. Evelyn and Raymond spent many years of their life farming near Fairbank until retiring in the early 70’s. After retiring they spent their winters in Mesa, Arizona, Raymond passed away in 1986 and Evelyn continued to travel to Arizona each winter up until 5 years ago. Evelyn remained on the family farm until 2003 and then she moved to Waverly.

Survived by: two daughters; Sharon Fritz of Oak Brook Terrace, Illinois and Sandy Elliottt or Rosemount, Minnesota, two granddaughters; Rhonda (Rob) Antoniolli and Amy Borman, three great-granddaughters; Lauren, Olivia and Giana, two sisters; Delores (Bob) Kraai of Vancouver, Washington and Dianne (Gordon) Nagen of Waverly along with many other special family members and friends.

Preceded by: her parents, her husband and infant daughter; Karen along with two brothers; Don Place and Dr. Tom Place

Memorial Services: 11:00 am, Saturday, October 4, 2014 at United Methodist Church in Fairbank, with a luncheon and fellowship after the service.

In lieu of flowers- memorials to the United Methodist Church or Cedar Valley Hospice.

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