Joan J. Heineman

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Joan J. Heineman picFairbank: Joan Jeanette Heineman age 79 passed away March 20, 2015 at the Denver Sunset Home of natural causes. She was born May 19, 1935 the daughter of Peter and Ida (Engel) Staack at their home near Hawkeye, IA. Joan attended  and graduated from Oran High School. She married Duane Heineman May 24, 1953 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fairbank, IA, they made their home in rural Oran where they raised their six daughters. Joan and Duane lived on the farm until 2005 when they moved to Parkview Assisted Living in Fairbank, Duane passed away on July 27, 2006.

Survived by: six daughters; Linda VanDaele of Jesup, Terri (Bob) Mudd of Walker Debbie (Larry) Saurbrei of Readlyn, Cheryl (Al) Dancer of Denver, Lori (Bill) Hoskyn of Solan and Michelle Ragsdale (Rex Helfrich) of Washington, 20 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren, one sister; Helen (Merlyn) Cummings of Santa Barbara, CA and one sister-in-law; Margaret Staack of Oran.

Preceded by: her parents, her husband, one grandson; Ryan Ragsdale, two sisters and their husbands; Arlene (Ray) Roete and Evelyn (Milton) Potratz and one brother; Lavern Staack.

Services: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 10:30 am St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Oran

Visitation: Tuesday, March 24 from 4:00-8:00 pm at Woods Funeral Home and for one hour before services at the church on Wednesday.

Burial: St. Peter’s Cemetery, Rural Oran, IA

Memorials: to the family.

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Teresa Ann Cushion

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Teresa Cushion PicFairbank: Teresa Ann Cushion age 65 passed away Monday, March 2 2015 after a courageous battle with multiple sclerosis. She was born September 24, 1949 the daughter of Joseph and Virginia (Biggelow) Miller in Oelwein, Iowa. She married Allen (Bugs) Cushion March 11, 1972 at the Methodist Church in Fayette Iowa and together they had three children, Traci, Travis and Eric. Teresa worked at Bellis Insurance Agency in Fairbank as an agent and also a secretary for 21 years.

Survived by: her husband; Al (Bugs), two sons; Travis Cushion of Fairbank and Eric Cushion of La Crosse, WI

Preceded by: her parents and her daughter; Traci.

Services: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 11:00 am at Woods Funeral Home, Fairbank.

Visitation: Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 10:00 – 11:00 am at the funeral home.

Interment: Fairbank Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials: to be directed to the family.

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