Mary Sue Beierschmitt

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Mary Sue Beierschmitt pictureFairbank: Mary Sue Beierschmitt age 65 passed away Thursday, January 29, 2015 at ABCM Rehabilitation Center in Independence after a brief illness. She was born on June 11, 1949 the daughter of Ralph and Frances “Billie” (Barlow) Beierschmitt in Independence. Mary Sue attended elementary school at Immaculate Conception Catholic School in Fairbank, she then attended River Hills School in Waterloo, there she received he GED. Mary Sue loved going to work at Goodwill Industries, she worked there for more than 30 years. For the past eight years she enjoyed going to the Davis Adult Day Center in Independence. She also loved to travel and she visited many different states in the U.S. including Hawaii.

Survived by: three brothers; James Beierschmitt of Marshaltown, Don (Brenda) Beierschmitt of Jesup and Bill (Mary) Beierschmitt of Fairbank, one sister-in-law; Judy Beierschmitt of Quinlan, TX, nieces and nephews; Bob (Caryn) Beierschmitt, Dan (Susan) Beierschmitt, Jeff Beierschmitt, Tom (Serena) Beierschmitt, Cindy Simmons, Susie (Johnny) Williamson, LuAnne Aaron, Edward (Michele)Beierschmitt, Brandon (Erin) Beierschmitt, Nicole (Jeramy) Siems, Heather (Jason) Brodie, Eric (Carissa) Beierschmitt and Kathy Beierschmitt along with 34 great nieces and nephews and 11 great-great nieces and nephews.

Preceded by: her parents, three brothers; Robert, John and Howard, two nieces and two nephews.

Services: 10:30 am Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at St. Anthanasius Catholic Church in Jesup

Visitation: 4-7 pm Monday, February 2, 2015 at Woods Funeral Home and for one hour before services at the church on Tuesday.

Rosary: 4:00 pm on Monday at the funeral home.

Interment: Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery, Fairbank.

Memorials: may be directed to the family.


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Galen “Duff” Frances Duffy

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Galen Duffy pic 1Jesup: Galen Duffy age 54 passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Davita Dialysis Center in Waterloo following a lengthy illness. He was born September 23, 1960 the son of Aloysius and Patricia (Cavanaugh) Duffy in Waterloo. Galen grew up on a farm southwest of Fairbank and attended Wapsie Valley Schools graduating in 1979. In 1991 he met Bonnie Hill and they were married on September 2, 2006 in Waterloo. Galen worked as a CNC machinist for 20 years, he was a member of the Fairbank Jaycees and was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church also in Fairbank.

Survived by: his wife, two sons; Derek Bate and fiancée Stephanie Lee of Waterloo and Curtis Bate of Jesup, three grandchildren; Riley, Anika and Madison, one brother; Pat (Sherry) Duffy of Erie, IL, two sisters; Collen (Darold) Matthias of Sumner and Kathy (Duffy) Volker of Fairbank.

Preceded by: his parents, one brother; Dennis Duffy, one sister; Sherry Weber and one niece; Carrie Matthias.

Services: 10:30 am. Monday, January 26 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fairbank.

Visitation: 4:00-7:00 pm. on Sunday, January 25 at Woods Funeral Home in Fairbank and for one hour before services, Monday at the funeral home.

Rosary: 4:00 pm. Sunday.

Memorials: may be directed to the family.

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Mary Ann Ryan

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Mary Ann Ryan picReadlyn: Mary Ann Ryan age 60 passed away on Thursday January 1, 2015 at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. Mary Ann was born July 26, 1954 in Pocahontas the daughter of Harold and Jean (Reis) Reigelsberger. She married Michael Ryan on June 5, 1976 in Humboldt, IA. Mary Ann worked many years in the legal profession and in the banking industry assisting clients with legal and financial needs, she worked in Ames, Springfield, IL, Waterloo and Cedar Falls during her career.

Survived by: her father, her husband, two sons; Adam Ryan of Minneapolis, MN and Aaron (Vicky) Ryan of Readlyn, one daughter; Megan Ryan of Ankeny, two sisters; Carolyn Morgan of Minneapolis, MN and Delores (George) Pomeroy of Dakota City, one brother; Dale Reigelsberger of Humboldt.

Preceded by: her mother; Jean Reigelsberger and a brother; Johnny Reigelsberger.

Services: 10:30 am Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fairbank.

Visitation: from 4-7 pm Monday, January 5 at Woods Funeral Home and for 1 hour before services on Tuesday also at the funeral home.

Interment: Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Fairbank

Memorials: to be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice, Waterloo.

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Helen L. Gallup

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Helen Gallup pic3Fairbank: Helen Leil Gallup age 99 passed away on Monday December 29, 2014 at Mercy Living Plus in Oelwein, IA. She was born January 23, 1915 in Waterloo, IA the daughter of Lee and Ethel (Lent) Place. Helen married Leroy (Roy) Gallup June 24, 1939 in Lancaster, MO. Helen and Roy raised their family on a small farm south of Fairbank. Helen dedicated her life to educating elementary age children she started in a one room country school near Klinger from there she taught in Hazleton and Fairbank eventually she retired from Wapsie Valley Community Schools in Fairbank.

Survived by: a daughter Glenda (Jim) Kaufman of Fairbank, a son Robert (Patricia) Gallup of Palm Harbor, FL, eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren

Preceded by: her parents, her husband, one son James Gallup, two sisters; Vernita Kay and Lorraine Artimovich and a granddaughter; Renee Gallup

Celebration of Life: 10:30 am Friday, January 23, 2015 at United Methodist Church in Fairbank.

Visitation: 9:00-10:30 am Friday, January 23 at the Church

Inurnment: Fairbank Cemetery

Memorials: to be designated to the family

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