Edith Mae Duffy

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Fairbank: Edith Mae Duffy, age 96 passed away February 4, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Oelwein. She was born June 25, 1921 on a farm in rural Buchanan county. She was the daughter of Ira and Ruth (Morarie) Sankey. She started 1st grade at an Amish school and later attended Hazleton Fontana School. From 5th grade to graduation she attended Oran Consolidated School in Oran. On January 31, 1939 she was united in marriage to Robert H. Duffy at Immaculate Conception Church in Fairbank. They lived and farmed in the Fairbank/Oran area where she was a very busy homemaker, helping farm and raise their eight children. Edith and Bob loved to dance, play cards and entertain family and friends. They retired from farming and moved to Fairbank in 1980. Bob preceded her in death on November 24, 1994. After moving to Fairbank, Edith was employed at Covenant Clinic and retired on her 80th birthday after 16 years of service.  Edith served on the Fairbank City Council, volunteered for Hospice and was a longtime member of Immaculate Conception Church and the Ladies Guild. After retiring she enjoyed traveling, playing bingo and spent many winters in Texas. She dearly loved her family, friends and flowers.

Survived by: two daughters; Bev (Larry) Jans of Norwalk and Judy (Jeff) Schutte of Readlyn, four sons; Dick (Ida) Duffy of Port Richey, FL, Tom (Connie) Duffy of Dunkerton, Jim (Dixie) Duffy of Oelwein and Mike (Teresa) Duffy of Fairbank, a brother, Cecil (Margaret) Sankey of San Angelo, TX and a daughter-in-law Dorothy Duffy of Fairbank.  She is also survived by 31 grandchildren, 68 great grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren as well as numerous step grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: her parents, her husband, two sons; Larry and Ronald Duffy, two sisters; Bernice Graff and June Sankey, two brothers; Clarence and Roger Sankey and a daughter-in-law, Sue Duffy.

Services: 10:30 am Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fairbank.

Visitation: 4:00-7:00 pm Wednesday, February 7, 2018 with a 7:00 pm Scripture Service at Woods Funeral Home, Fairbank.

Burial: Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery, Fairbank.

Memorials: to be directed to the Fairbank American Legion Veterans Park or to the family.



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Bert Earl Canfield

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Dunkerton: Bert Earl Canfield age 85 passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Unity Point Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo. He was born October 8, 1932 in rural Dunkerton, Iowa the son of Earl and Ferne (Bartholomew) Canfield. Bert attended and graduated from Dunkerton Community Schools and was a member of the Class of 1950. He served in the United States Army from 1952 to 1954 during the Korean war. Bert married Ruby Wilkin August 25, 1957 in Waterloo and they later divorced. He married Darlene Austin December 21, 1996 in Morley, Iowa. Bert served faithfully in many ways as a longtime member of the First Baptist Chuch of Dunkerton. He also served as a member of the Dunkerton School Board. He had a love of the outdoors and traveling. Bert was a lifelong farmer, he truly enjoyed the work and life on the farm.

Survived by: three daughters; Lois (Allan) Rathe of Dunkerton, Cheryl Moore of Cedar Rapids and Ilene (Don) Miller of Waterloo and one son; Earl(Jane) Canfield of Dunkerton, along with 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister; Jeanne Zey of Cedar Falls.

Preceded by: his parents, one sister; Joyce Grimmius and two brothers-in-law; Milford Grimmius and Harry Zey as well as his first wife Ruby and his second wife Darlene .

Services: 11:00 am Saturday, December 23, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Dunkerton, Iowa.

Visitation: 9:00-11:00 am Saturday December 23, 2017 at the church.

Military Rites: American Legion, Peter-Kress Post 636 of Dunkerton.

Interment: Fairview Cemetery, Dunkerton, Iowa.

Memorials: to the First Baptist Church, Dunkerton.

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Lyle John Etgeton

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Fairbank: Lyle Etgeton age 81 passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Unity Point Allen Hospital, Waterloo following a brief illness. Lyle was born February 19, 1935 in rural Oran, Iowa the son of John and Sophie (Reese) Etgeton. He attended and graduated from Fairbank High School, Lyle married Leona Zander on April 24, 1960 at Zion American Lutheran Church in Oelwein, IA. He worked at Rath Packing in Waterloo for 26 years after that he worked at John Deere and IBP for a period of time and for many years right up until the time of his illness he transported members of the Amish Community. Lyle is survived by his two sons, Jeff of Fairbank and Chris (Terace) of Sumner, six grandchildren; Nathan, Alex (Savana), Kloyee, Reggie, Brad and Shyla. A niece, Gayle Culbertson of Des Moines and two nephews, Don (Victoria) Etgeton of Florida and Mitchell Etgeton of Texas along with other great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one brother; Bob Etgeton and three sisters; Marlene Culbertson, Darlis Barta and Alice Weaver.

Services: 11:00 am Saturday January 7, 2017 at Woods Funeral Home, Fairbank

Visitation: 5:00-7:00 pm Friday January 6, 2017 at the funeral home and for one hour before services, Saturday at the funeral home.

Interment: Fairbank Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials: to the family

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Charlotte Mae McGrane

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Charlotte McGrane

Fairbank: Charlotte Mae McGrane age 83 passed away Tuesday, March 15 at Mercy Hospital in Oelwein, IA. She was born March 7, 1933 in Riceville, IA the daughter of Leo and Eleanora (Hendrickson) Tonn. Charlotte attended and graduated from High School in Elma. On June 4, 1953 she married Max McGrane at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Elma. Charlotte and Max made their home in Fairbank where together they raised three children. During her years in Fairbank along with raising their children Charlotte worked at many Fairbank businesses including Curley’s Locker, Ruby’s Café, Bel-Mar Drive Inn, she was a bartender at Ma’s Place, Hoss’s Saloon and the Fairbank American Legion and was also a sales consultant for Avon for many years. Charlotte was also a member of the Fairbank American Legion Auxillary. In her most recent years Charlotte enjoyed going for her daily rides around town with Max and also maybe a little gambling once and a awhile. Most of all Charlotte enjoyed being Grandma, she truly enjoyed and loved her family and will be truly missed by all of them.

Survived by: her husband; Max, one daughter; Barb (Wade) Brennan of Fairbank, two sons; Danny (Luan) McGrane of Cedar Falls and Dennis (Barb) McGrane of Fairbank, eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, one brother; Francis (Dollie) Tonn of Cedar Rapids and one sister-in-law; Gloria Tonn of Elma.

Preceded by: her parents, one brother; Louie Tonn, one sister; Shirley Teepe and one brother-in-law; David Teepe

Services: 10:30 am Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fairbank

Visitation: 4:00-7:00 pm Friday March 18 at Woods Funeral Home and for one hour before services Saturday, also at the funeral home.

Burial: Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery, Fairbank

Memorials: to be directed to the family

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