Dustyn Lee Henry

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Oran: Dustyn Henry age 27 passed away on December 15, 2016 at Covenant Medical Center, Waterloo, IA. Dustyn was born January 31, 1989 in Waterloo the son of Randy and Brenda (Mincks) Henry. He attended Wapsie Valley Community Schools in Fairbank.

Survived by: his parents: Randy and Brenda Henry of Oran, a son; Bostyn and his son’s mother; Laura Barrett, two brothers; Randy Jr. (Stephanie) of Hazleton and Brandon (Tasha) of Cedar Falls, a Special Friend; Jessica Reisner, two nieces; Cameryn and Braelynn, five nephews; Damon, Seth, Caedan, Gavin and Brody, his Grandmother; Gladys Mincks of Decorah along with many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

Preceded by: his Paternal Grandparents; Richard and Rose Henry of Cresco and his Maternal Grandfather Allyn Mincks of Decorah.

Services: 12:00 pm Friday , December 23, 2016 at Woods Funeral Home, Fairbank.

Visitation: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Friday December 23 at Woods Funeral Home.

Memorials: to be directed to the family.

Dustyn was deeply loved by his family. He had a unique sense of humor and a charming wit. Once he got to know you, you were a friend forever.


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Violet “Vi” M. Shields

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Fairbank: Violet Mary Shields age 104 passed away December 13, 2016 at Oelwein Healthcare Center. Oelwein, IA. Violet was born May 4 1912 on a farm near Hazleton  the daughter of Leslie and Mary (Bodwish) Steggall. She was united in marriage to Richard (Dick) Shields on June 4, 1936 at Sacred Heart Church in Oelwein, they made their home in Fairbank. Vi was a homemaker and was also the bookkeeper for her husband’s business, she also worked for Cowlishaw Insurance and McKee Drugstore all in Fairbank. She enjoyed serving on the Fairbank Library Board as well as being a volunteer for the children’s reading program. She was a longtime member of  Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Her hobbies included playing cards, baking and embroidery.

Survived by: her daughter, Janet Avis and two granddaughters; Diane and Susan Avis along with three nieces; Kay Lowe, Shirley Nauholz and Joann Aubrey.

Preceded by: her parents, her husband, one sister, Frances Nielsen, two brothers; Harry Steggall in infancy and Lynn Steggall and a son-in-law, Albert “Red” Avis

Services: 10:30 am Friday, December 16, 2016 at Woods Funeral Home, Fairbank.

Visitation: 9:30-10:30 am Friday December 16 at the funeral home.

Burial: Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery, Fairbank.

Memorials: to the Fairbank Library or the Fairbank Fire Department.

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