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2017Sept02- Roger Otterstein'58, deceased 2017Aug31.
LODI.Wisconsin—Roger E. Otterstein passed from this life on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Society Care Facility in Lodi, Wis. Born on July 30, 1940, in Waverly, Iowa, Roger was the beloved son and only child of Eldon and Effie (Johnson) Otterstein. Roger graduated from Fayette High School in 1958 and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in September of 1959. He served as a weather observer, and truly enjoyed the opportunity to travel in Europe while stationed at Weathersfield RAF, Essex, England, for 2 ½ years. He returned home to Fayette, and graduated with a degree in Business Administration from Upper Iowa University in 1967. He married Judy Butterfield and they moved to Denver, Colo., where he worked for Sears and where their daughter, Julie, was born. Roger longed for the rolling green farmland of the Midwest and returned to the Madison area, where he worked for Sears at East Towne, Fish Building Supply, and Olds Garden Center. He studied computer programming at MATC from 1980 to 1982, and was employed as a programmer until his retirement from the State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections in 2008. Roger moved to rural Lodi in 1979 and married Tamara Kilps in November, 1999. Roger loved Hungarian Vizsla hunting dogs and he enjoyed BMW motorcycles. He was a member of Winnequah Gun Club and participated in shooting sports of all kinds, but was particularly fond of black powder and Single Action Cowboy Shooting matches. Roger lived for “show and tell,” and there was usually something interesting in the trunk of his black Crown Victoria for the guys at work or at the range to view and chat over. Often he had a treasure gleaned from St. Vinnie’s for them to ogle.  Roger is survived by his wife, Tammie; daughter, Julie (Terry) Puryear of Hiwasse, Ark.; and many close friends including Bill, Norm, and Kim; and cousins, Martin, Larry, Jeff and James. A Memorial Service in Roger’s honor will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at GUNDERSON LODI FUNERAL & CREMATION CARE, 157 S. Main St., Lodi, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Roger struggled with Parkinson Disease for many years, but it never changed his outlook on life or affected his determination. Please consider sending a gift to the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association in remembrance of our boy. He will be missed.

2017Aug17- Randy Lahey'7
6, deceased 2017Aug15.
Obit:  Randy P. Lahey, 58, of Maquoketa passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Jackson County Regional Health Center.  http://www.laheys.com/notices/Randy-Lahey   His Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held Saturday, August 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Lahey & Dawson Funeral Service in Maquoketa. Burial will be held at West Union Cemetery at a later date.  Randy was born on August 25, 1958 in Dubuque, Iowa to Loras J. and Cecilia (Steffens) Lahey. He was raised by Loras and Mary Lahey. He graduated from Fayette High School in 1976 and attended Upper Iowa University where he received his bachelor degree in business. He then went on to earn his degree in Mortuary Science. Upon graduation Randy became a funeral director and was the owner and operator of Lahey Funeral Homes for almost 30 years.  He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in both Maquoketa and Oxford Junction. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Fr. Loosbrook Council 8269 where he was a past Grand Knight. He also was a member of Kiwanis Club, Rotary and was on the IFDA Ethics Board for several terms and a member of the NFDA.   Randy is survived by his children; Kevin Lahey of Maquoketa, Todd (Jenny) Lahey of Cedar Rapids, Brian (Jacqueline) Lahey of Anamosa, Amy (Jared) Delarm of Maquoketa, five grandchildren; Hayden, Nolan, Kellan, Hudson, and Abigail, a sister Gloria “Jeannie” Wedo of Prairie Du Chien, a brother Chuck (Sandy) Lahey of Durand, Illinois, sister-in-law Doris Lahey of New Glarus, Wisconsin, several nieces and nephews and his beloved dog Isabelle who was always by his side.  He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Gail, and brothers; Jerry and Loras.  Memorials may be directed to Sacred Heart Church in his honor.   Online condolences may be left for his family at www.laheys.com     


2017July31-John.Mayhew'60
, deceased 2008Aug21.
 Obit:  John V. Mayhew, 66, of Jasonville.IN, went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, in Union Hospital in Terre Haute. John was born April 19, 1942, to Rex O. Mayhew and Berenice D. Kimm Mayhew in Luzerne, Iowa. He moved to Jasonville in 1957, where he met and married Carolyn (Caroline) Miller on Nov. 29, 1964. John was a retired deep coal miner, barber and a member of the UMWA. He attended Howesville Church of God of Prophecy, Anchored in Faith Church in Vicksburg, and South Linton Church of God. John was an avid guitar player, and he and Carolyn had a music ministry that led them all over Indiana. Survivors include his loving wife, Carolyn; his daughter, Jamie M. Mayhew of Indianapolis; son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Sheryl Mayhew of Evansville; sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Dan Turpen of Ellettsville and Mary and Alden Durfey of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; brother and sister-in-law, James and Pat Mayhew of Indianola, Iowa; granddaughter, Savannah Reynolds of Paducah, Ky., and stepgrandsons, James Easton and Daniel Eaton of Evansville.  He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, in Jasonville Church of God, 302 South Horace St., in Jasonville, with Pastor Larry Goodman officiating. Burial is in Lebanon Cemetery in Midland. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to noon Monday in McClanahan-Lee Funeral Home, 631 East Main St., in Jasonville.


2017July16- Dorothea Odekirk FHS Faculty
, deceased 2017July10.
Obit:  Dorothea M. Odekirk, 89, of Fayette died Monday, July 10, 2017 at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 2017, at the United Methodist Church in Fayette with Rev. Hyeunmee Kang officiating. Interment will follow at Dunham Grove Cemetery rural, Randalia.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday, July 14th at Becker-Milnes Funeral home in Fayette and for one hour preceding services at the church on Saturday. Memorials may be made in her name to the United Methodist Church in Fayette or Palmer Lutheran Hospice.  Dorothea Maude, daughter of Jens and Grace (Follmer) Olsen was born August 10, 1927, at home in rural Winthrop, Iowa. She was baptized and confirmed at the Methodist Church in Hazelton. Dorothea received her education in the Hazelton Schools graduating from Hazelton High School. Following high school, she received her teaching certificate from Upper Iowa University in Fayette. On July 10, 1944, Dorothea was united in marriage with Burton Odekirk at the United Methodist Church in Fayette. To this union two children were born, Warren and Anita. She taught in the Randalia, Sumner, and Fayette Schools for many years and in addition to teaching completed her Bachelor’s Degree from Upper Iowa University. Dorothea retired from teaching in 1986. She was a long time member of the United Methodist Church in Fayette, A.A.U.W., and Delta Kappa Gamma where she served as an officer for many years. Dorothea loved playing cards. In addition to her husband, Burton of Fayette, she is survived by her two children, Warren (Carol) Odekirk of Bloomington, Illinois, and Pastor Anita Bane of Rockewell City; two grandchildren, Aaron (Paula) Odekirk, and Laura (Dan) Sinkgraven; one brother, Norman (Roberta) Olsen of Latimer; one sister, Marie Eisenman of Grinnell.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Donald Olsen.  http://www.beckermilnesrettig.com/dmodekirk.html


2017July10, Duane.Knos'42
, deceased 2017June30
Obit:  Duane S. Knos, 92, of Rupert, Idaho, passed away peacefully at the Autumn Haven Assisted Living facility on Friday, June 30, 2017. Duane was born in Oelwein, Iowa, to Christian and Helen (Schneider) Knos on September 17, 1924. He graduated from Fayette High School in 1942. After one semester of college, he joined the Army Air Corps and served with distinction flying a P47 Thunderbolt during World War II. Near the end of the war his airplane was shot down, and he was held as a POW. Duane loved flying his plane and told many stories about his time in the military. Upon his return from the service, he married the love of his life, Lucille Luse, on August 19, 1945. They met at a high school music competition when they were teenagers, and Duane was proud of the fact that they celebrated 71 years together last August.  Duane returned to college in 1945, earning a Bachelor’s degree from Upper Iowa University at Fayette.IA in history. He taught high school in LaPorte City, Iowa, where he was also an assistant football coach and coach of a tumbling team that was featured in Parade magazine. While he was teaching, Duane worked on a masters degree in history during the summers and later earned a PhD in geography in 1956, both from the University of Iowa.  Following graduation, he was hired by the University of Kansas and spent 14 years teaching geography classes and running institutes for teachers during the summer. He truly loved teaching and working with teachers. In 1970, he transferred to Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he taught for 16 years. Upon his retirement in 1986, Duane and Lucy moved to Rupert.ID. Music played a huge part in Duane’s life. He sang in church choirs everywhere he and Lucy lived. They loved singing solos and duets, blessing everyone who heard them. Duane was a lifelong member of the Barbershop Harmony Society and loved being a part of the Snake River Flats and singing with his quartet, The Dependents. He was a member of the Rupert United Methodist Church, serving faithfully on numerous committees. He also enjoyed facilitating a number of Sunday school classes. Duane took pleasure helping the Lighting Committee serve the Fourth of July breakfast on the Square, and he and Lucy served on the Wilson Theater Ball Committee. Duane loved his family above all else, and his happy, positive outlook on life will be missed by all who knew him.  Duane is survived by his loving wife, Lucy, and two daughters, Nanette  (John) Eilers and Barbara Feroce, both of Rupert. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, and numerous nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by a baby son, Gary, his parents, three sisters, a brother, and his son-in-law, Jeff Feroce.  Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July5, 2017 at the Rupert United Methodist church. Viewing for family and friends will be held for one hour prior to the services at the church. Services will conclude with burial in the Rupert Cemetery under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary. On line condolences may be left at hansen-mortuary.com  http://www.hansen-mortuary.com/Obituary.aspx?ID=1366



2017July04,  George.Richards, coach/teacher,
deceased 2017May14 (children FHS grads)
Obit:  George S. “Bud” Richards passed away on May 14, 2017, in his home with his wife Dorothy, their five children, and other family members at his side. George is survived by Dorothy, his wife of 66 years; his sister Ilah Mae Raaz, of Grand Terrace, CA; daughter, Georgia (Tom Tucker) of Windermere, FL; son, Marshall of Phoenix, AZ; daughter, Vicki (Chris Meinecke) of Maquoketa, IA; daughter, Kimberly (Scott Woodruff) of Kansas City, MO; son, Mark (Cyndi) of Mooresville, NC; his brother-in-law, Dr. Edwin Running of Arvada, CO; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and eight nieces.  He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Ida Richards; his parents-in-law, Edwin and Margaret Running; brother-in-law, Quentin Raaz; and niece, Barbara (Raaz) Leach.  Memorial services will be held in both Arizona and Iowa (Fall2017). Service details are pending.

2017Jun12, Steven.Niles'65
, deceased 2017Jun05.
Obit: Seven R. Niles, 70, of Fayette, died unexpectedly Monday, June 5, 2017, at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital in West Union. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 8, 2017, at the Fayette Community Church with Pastor Andy Sayer officiating. Interment will be held at Lima Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday. Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Wednesday, June 7th at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Fayette and for one hour prior to the services at the church on Thursday.  Steven Rex, son of Rex and Joyce (Ideker) Niles, Jr. was born March 10, 1947, at the New Hampton Hospital. He received his education in the Fayette Schools graduating from Fayette High School in 1965. Following high school, Steve continued his education at trade school for mechanics. While attending school at night, he also worked as a mechanic at Zabriskie Auto Shop in Fayette. On March 6, 1970, he was united in marriage with Carol.Lamphier (FHS'60) at the United Methodist Church in West Union. Steve continued to work for Zabriskie until purchasing the family farm in the spring of 1972. In addition to farming, he had an auto shop he operated at their farm. In 2005, Steve accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and was baptized on September 7, 2006, by Pastor Carl Tenney at the Volga River. Steve always said that he was very fortunate to be able to work in areas that he thoroughly enjoyed, farming and auto repair. He was a very skilled auto mechanic and enjoyed finding new ways to fix things. Steve also enjoyed being involved at the Fayette Community Church, reading, but most especially enjoyed time spent with his family.  In addition to his wife, Carol of Fayette, Steve is survived by his four children, Angie (Roy) Smith of Kanawha, Kevin Niles of Independence, Amy (Kevin) Murphy of Oelwein, and Joe (Kelly) Niles of Manchester; seven grandchildren, Heather (Tim) Finley, Sonya Gordon, Ashley Murphy, Tyler Murphy, Alex (Sue) Eaton, Kennedy Niles, and Sam Niles; two great-grandchildren, Ronald and Rickie Finley; two brothers, Jim (Myrna) Niles of Sumner, and Paul Niles of Wadena; two sisters, Linda (Len) Zody of Merriam, Kansas, and Janet (Bruce) Orr of Randalia; many nieces and nephews; and three sisters-in-law, Bonnie Kline of Fayette, Mabel (Frank) Garcia of Oelwein, and Becky (Bruce) Ingersoll of Fayette.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and several in-laws.

2017May29, Jerry.Howard'57, deceased 2017May24.
Obit:  Jerry Lee Howard, 78, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Oelwein, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Manorcare Health Services, Cedar Rapids. Burial will take place at a later date in Woodlawn Cemetery, Oelwein. Arrangements by Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion.  Jerry is survived by his sister, Nova Jean Love of Oelwein; nephews, Johnny Ketelsen of Oelwein, Allen (fiancee, Amber Stewart) Love of West Union and Lee Love of Newton; niece, Bev (Don) Robbins of Oelwein; five great-nephews; two great-nieces; two great-great- nieces; and one great-great-nephew.  He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary; and sisters, Jackie and Bobojean. Jerry was born Aug. 7, 1938, in Fayette, Iowa, the son of Jack and Lorraine (Shaffer) Howard. He graduated from high school in Fayette, attended Kirkwood Community College, and graduated from DeVry University with his bachelor's degree. Jerry married Mary Howard and worked at the drive-in theater and Hunters Specialties. He was a very gifted musician; he played numerous instruments in his father's band. Jerry loved music, working on electronics, watching movies and spending time with family. He also enjoyed his morning coffee at Hy-Vee. Please share a memory of Jerry at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.
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“Jerry was a really nice person.  They lived on State Street, about 1 1/2 blocks from us for awhile and, as you remember, his Dad, Jack Howard, had a music & record shop on Fayette's Main Street, the same location as Milo Schneider’s appliance radio/TV.  I had a very nice talk with Jerry at one of the last Fayette Opera House All Cardinal Reunions. Jerry played the best trumpet and could have easily given Satchmo Armstrong a run for his money.  I had the  honor of playing in the same Fayette (Iowa) High School marching and concert band with Jerry for a number of years.  His positive outlook, friendly personality, kindhearted nature, and his love of music were an inspiration for all.  Jerry will certainly be playing first chair trumpet in that great band in the sky.  He was a first-class person and will be truly missed.” Kip Knight, FHS 1959

2017Mar15,  Email & phone added for Denny.Moore'61M.  Doug.Fay'61 has moved from AZ to Maryland.

2017Feb17, Dwight.Durfey'61,
deceased 2017Feb17.
Obit:  Dwight C. Durfey, 73, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 17, 2017.  He joined his parents, Don and Osa Durfey, and has resumed golfing, gardening, and fishing in the afterlife.  Beloved husband of Pat (Farrington), loving father of Steve (Lisa) Durfey and Chris (Shawn) Day, and proud grandfather of Emily and Lauren Durfey, Dwight is survived by siblings Audie (Mary) Durfey and Mary Ellen Gilbert (friend Jan).  He worked for Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids (including a number of increasing managerial responsibilities and in some very remote locations) from 1967-1998, when he retired early to enjoy life longer.  The family wishes to thank Hospice of Mercy, especially his nurse Debbie, for the extraordinary support and care they provided.  A viewing and then celebration of life will take place at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at Papich-Kuba Funeral Home, 1228 2nd Street S.E. in Cedar Rapids.

2016Dec15,  Jean.Holtmzan'54 Schlee,
deceased 2016Dec05.
Obit:  Jean Schlee, 80, of Postville, Iowa died Monday, December 5, 2016 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin. Dorothea Jean was born to Lloyd and Marjorie (Ash) Holtzman on January 3, 1936 in Fayette County, Iowa. She graduated from Fayette High School in 1954 and attended Upper Iowa University for two years. Jean taught school for two years at Arlington, Iowa before teaching 2nd grade and kindergarten in Postville until she got married in 1972.  Jean was united in marriage with John Schlee on February 5, 1972 at St. Bridget Catholic Church, Postville, Iowa. She did babysitting in her home and taught CCD for a few years. Jean also helped deliver Meals on Wheels. In her spare time she enjoyed reading, going for walks around town, watching movies, baking and cooking. Jean loved spending time with her grandchildren.  Jean is survived by her husband, John Schlee of Postville, Iowa; one son, Steve (Jamie) Schlee of Farmersburg, Iowa; four grandchildren, Kelsi, Austin, Cooper and Maxwell; one brother, Allen Holtzman of Fayette, Iowa; and one sister, Patricia Humeston of Marion, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Marjorie Holtzman.  Visitation will be Friday, December 9, 2016 from 4-7 pm with a 6:45 pm Scripture Service at Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Postville, Iowa. There will also be a one hour visitation before Mass at the church on Saturday.  Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at St. Bridget Catholic Church, Postville, Iowa with Rev. Nils de Jesus Hernandez as the Celebrant.  Interment will follow at Postville Cemetery, Postville, Iowa.


2016Dec14,  James.Corkery'51,
deceased 2016Dec09.
Obit: James M. Corkery, 83, of Robins, formerly of Independence, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, at Emery Place Assisted Living and Memory Care in Robins.  James was born July 19, 1933, in Fayette, Iowa, the son of Harry and Anna (Riley) Corkery. He was raised in Fayette and graduated in 1951 from Fayette High School. After graduating from high school, he attended Upper Iowa University and received a teaching degree in 1955. He went on to serve in the U.S. Army until 1957. On June 6, 1959, James married the love of his life, Janis Jean Grafenberg, in Fayette. James taught for a short time in Rockford and St. Ansgar before taking a job in Independence, where he taught seventh-grade social studies until his retirement in 1995. He also co ached middle school football, basketball and track. He always saw the potential of his students and athletes and helped them see that in themselves.  James spent many years raising and showing pigeons in his free time. He will always be remembered for how he loved his family, friends and life itself.  He is survived by his wife, Janis, Robins; three children, Brian (Julie) Corkery, Iowa City, Angie (Loren) Pink, Independence, and Deb, (Kevin) Bundy, Cedar Rapids; seven grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Myrnie Corkery and Marilyn Larson; and many nieces and nephews.  James was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Lowell, Eugene and John Corkery; two sisters, Margaret Cain and Lois Ann Corkery; and many relatives.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Catholic Church, Independence, with Father David Beckman presiding. Burial w! ill be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery. A rosary will be held at 4 p.m., a military service at 7 p.m. and a parish vigil service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory, Independence, and from 8 a.m. until services Thursday.   In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the James M. Corkery memorial fund at Security State Bank, 231 First St. E, Independence, IA 50644.  To leave an online condolence, please go to www.reifffuneralhome.com  under obituaries.

2016Dec09,
 Updated email for Donald.Evans'63.

2016Nov12,
Address updated for John.Kammerman'61member.

2016Sep21, FHS Faculty, George Capell,
deceased 2016Sep15.
Obit:  George Vernon Capell, (October 21, 1926 - September 15, 2016)  George Vernon Capell, age 89, died from complications of Alzheimer’s disease on September 15, 2016, while living in Grand Rapids, Mich. He was a 63-year resident of Fayette, Iowa, before moving to Michigan in 2013.   George was born October 21, 1926, in Ottumwa, Iowa, to George Vernon and Ethel Pearl Capell. He graduated from Ottumwa High School in 1944. During World War II he served in an army infantry rifle platoon with the 40th Division, 160th regiment in the Philippines and in Korea, advancing to the rank of Corporal. At the conclusion of the war, he played saxophone and clarinet in the Army jazz band, performing for U.S. troops during the Korean occupation.  Following his discharge from the army he enrolled at Simpson College, graduating in 1950 with a B.A degree in mathematics and secondary education. He moved to Fayette in 1950 and began teaching at Fayette Community High School. He taught mathematics, physics, and driver’s education, and started the guidance and counseling program for Fayette and West Central schools. While teaching in Fayette he met his wife of 59 years, JoAnn (Burke) Capell, and they were married in 1954. In 1956, he received a M.A degree in guidance and counseling from the University of Iowa.  In 1963, George became an admissions counselor for Upper Iowa University, where he served in various administrative capacities, including Assistant Director of Admission and Director of Financial Aid, before retiring as Registrar from Upper Iowa in 1993. He was a member of the Iowa State Education Association and served as the original leader of the Northeast Iowa Education Unit. He served Fayette County on the Fayette County Solid Waste Management Commission. He was a member of the Fayette Lions Club, American Legion and St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. He was also a founder and charter member of Big Rock Country Club in Fayette, serving the club in numerous roles. He and JoAnn were active club members for nearly 45 years. In 1985 he became the first and, so far, only member of the immediate family to record a hole-in-one, which he did on the 6th hole at Big Rock.  George is preceded in death by his wife JoAnn, parents George and Pearl Capell, sister Helen Johnston and brother John Capell. He is survived by his children Greg (Marcy) Capell, Georgia (Curt Surls) Capell and Susan (Peter) Jebson, as well as by five grandsons and one granddaughter.  A gathering and celebration of George’s life will take place Saturday, Oct. 15, at 9:00 a.m. at Shekelton Hall at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fayette, with a funeral mass to follow at 10:30 a.m. Inurnment to follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, rural Fayette.  Memorials may be directed to Maple Memory Lane Memory Care at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, or the Fayette County Food Shelf.  The S. K. Rogers Funeral Home of Fayette, Iowa is in charge of arrangements.


2016Sep16, Mike.Gaynor'63
, deceased 2016Sep09.

Obit:  Michael James 'Percy' Gaynor, 71, of Cedar Rapids, died Sept. 9, 2016, after being involved in an auto/pedestrian accident.

Mike was born April 21, 1945, the son of James 'Pete' and Naomi Gaynor. He graduated from Fayette High School as a three-sport athlete. He studied at Upper Iowa University in Fayette and was proud to have been on the Iowa Conference Champion and Hall of Fame honored 1963 football team.  Mike worked at Cryovac and in later years at Midwest Janitorial Service. He was quick-witted, entertaining, politically incorrect and a true cult legend. He was the master of one-liners in his classic deadpan delivery. People checked in regularly with Mike for his classic commentary and spin on everyday life. He believed in good beer, good friends and good times. There will be a vast void in the lives of his many, many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Richard 'Dick' Gaynor; and a sister, Leta Lavon (Gaynor) Becker.


2016Aug22, Darrel Lau'59,
deceased 2016Aug20.
Obit: Darrel J. Lau, 75, of Oelwein, Iowa died on Saturday evening, August 20, 2016 at Mercy Living Plus in Oelwein.  There will be a Private Family Memorial Service. Inurnment: Woodlawn Cemetery, Oelwein, Iowa. Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Oelwein, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online obituary at
www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com   Darrel Joseph Lau was born on May 30, 1941 in Hazleton, Iowa the son of Clarence & Isabelle (Beck) Lau. He graduated from Fayette High School in the Class of 1959. Darrel joined the U.S. Navy and served his country for four years. He was stationed at Ft. Pendleton, California and in the Philippine Islands. While serving in the military, Darrel was united in marriage to Janis Kay Fridley on December 21, 1961 at the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Sumner, Iowa. Following Darrel’s military service, they moved to Cedar Rapids where Darrel worked for Pepsi Co. In 1968 the family moved to Oelwein where Darrel was employed by Hiland Potato Chips, Schwann’s and then Transco. Darrel had also been a car driver for Kountry Ken’s in Stanley. Darrel was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, slow pitch softball, hunting and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.  Darrel is survived by his Wife: Janis Lau of Oelwein; Daughter: Kim (Mike) Rau of Aurora; 3 Grandchildren: Blake Rau of Aurora, Beth (Scott) Albrecht of Maynard & Bryan Rau of Aurora; Sister: Delores (Ron) Kaiser of Aurora; 2 Brothers: Yvo Lau of Independence & Ronald Lau of Florida; 2 Sisters-In-Law: Margery Lau of Fayette & Dorothy Lau of Fayette; Janis’ Sister: Caryl (Vernon) Pickering of Marion and Many Nieces & Nephews.  Darrel was preceded in death by his parents, son: Shawn Lau on June 8, 1983, 5 brothers: Virgil (Prudy) Lau, Duane (Donna) Lau, Roland Lau, Dale Lau and Lyle (Bernice) Lau, 2 sisters: Dorothy (Leon) Groskurth and a sister at birth.

2016Aug22, Updated data for Bertha.Ann.Kammerman'56.Starr & John.Kammerman'61M.

2016July27, Keith Bruns'65, deceased 2016July27.
Obit: Keith A. Bruns, 69, of Randalia, Iowa passed away Wednesday morning, July 27, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family and friends. Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. Monday, August 1, 2016 at Grace Lutheran Church in Fayette, Iowa with Rev. Herbert C. Mueller, III officiating. Visitation: 2:00 to 6:00 P.M. Sunday at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Maynard, Iowa and after 9:30 A.M. Monday at the church. Interment: Lima Cemetery rural Fayette with military honors by the Fayette American Legion Post #339 of Fayette. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family. Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com   Keith Allen Bruns was born November 6, 1946 in West Union, Iowa the son of Leo and Marina Carolina (Essmann) Bruns, Jr. He graduated from Fayette High School in 1965 and began his employment at John Derre in Waterloo, Iowa on July 14, 1965. Keith proudly served in the United States Army from 1966 to 1968. He was stationed in Germany and after his discharge he returned to his job at John Deere. Keith was united in marriage to Jo Ann Landas on July 29, 1978. On September 30, 2004, he retired from John Deere Engine Works after 39 years. Keith was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Fayette. He owned and operated a stump grinding business for many years. The best part of stump grinding was the people he got to meet, because he loved to visit with people. Keith enjoyed fishing, hunting, going to stock car races, and cruising in his vet. He was his grandson Zach’s biggest wrestling fan and loved going to his high school and college meets. Keith also enjoyed going to movies and eating popcorn with his granddaughter Jenna. He was a very kind and generous man who always provided what was needed for family, friends, and even strangers. Keith is survived by his wife: Jo Ann Bruns of Randalia; 4 children: Keith Paul Bruns, Jason Bruns (Cathryn Hurley) of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Matthew (Shon) Bruns of West Union and Lori (Phil) Carpenter of Fayetteville, North Carolina; 7 grandchildren: Matthew Allen, Ashley, Rebecca, Zachary and Jenna Bruns, and Nicolas and Ashley Crader; and 2 sisters: Michelle Shannon of Mason City and Reenie Skellenger of Clear Lake.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

2016July04,  Data updated for David.Wagner'68.

2016May26, Deceased  Irene.Scholbrock'46 Swenka.
Obit:  Irene Mathilda (Scholbrock) Swenka, 89, of Greeley, died May 26, 2016, at Strawberry Point Lutheran Nursing Home.  Irene was born May 3, 1927, in Calmar Township near Calmar, the daughter of Herman and Regina (Thuente) Scholbrock. The family farmed near Wadena. She graduated from Fayette High School in 1946. On Oct. 20, 1947, she married Theadale (Ted) P. Swenka at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Wadena. Ted preceded Irene in death on April 13, 2008. They farmed near Randalia until moving in 1957 to a farm near Greeley, where she lived out her life.  Irene enjoyed gardening, making bread, sewing, rug weaving, family gatherings and being a grandma a nd great-grandma.  Irene's family includes a son, Paul (Jane) Swenka of Greeley; daughters, Patricia Swenka of Dundee, Ruth (Bob) Ham of Jacksonville, Fla., and Alice (John) Vontalge of Epworth; grandchildren, Robert (Elisia) Swenka of Manchester, Kathy (Jason) Smith of Holy Cross, Mike Beswick of Lacey, Wash., and Tanner and Jordan Vontalge of Epworth; four great-grandsons; one great-granddaughter; sister, Rita Manderfield of West Union; and sisters-in-law, Mary Scholbrock of Rice Lake, Wis., and Angeline Russell and Jeanne Swenka, both of Iowa City.  Irene was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ted; grandson, Timothy Swenka; a son-in-law, Illes Bognar; and brothers, Herbert and Walter.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Strawberry Point Lutheran Home.  Irene's family would like to thank all the staff at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home and St. Croix Hospice for her care.   Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 30, at St. Mark's Catholic Church in Edgewood, by the Rev. John Haugen. A time of food and fellowship will be held at St. Mark's Parish Center immediately following the Mass. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 29, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Edgewood, where there will be a 3:30 p.m. Scripture service. Friends also may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church. Interment: 2 p.m. Monday, May 30, at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery, rural Colesburg.   Online condolences may be sent to www.leonardmullerfh.com  

2016May07, Updated  addess for Janet.Alton'55.Potratz, Mildred.Alton'56member Crain, Marian.Alton'57.Stillman.

2016Apr20,  Deceased, Forrest B. Claxton'42, on 2016Mar05.
Obit: Forrest B. Claxton, Jr., Springfield, Missouri, passed away on March 5, 2016, after a five year decline in health. He was born March 30, 1923 in Fayette, Iowa, the son of Forrest B. and Ruth (Dubbert) Claxton.Forrest spent his childhood in Fayette. His parents were cultured, community leaders who raised him to be dependable and hard working. He was valedictorian of his high school class and attended Upper Iowa University before entering WWII in February, 1943. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps, took military and flight training in Wisconsin, California, Arizona and Texas, was commissioned as an officer, became a P-47 pilot and flew numerous missions over Germany with the 406th Fighter Group, 512th Squadron, before being shot down and captured by the Germans. He received the Purple Heart, Air Medal and Prisoner of War Medal.  After the war he attended Iowa State University for a time, then returned to aviation, which he loved. He became a mechanic for Central Airlines, followed by 26 years as a pilot for Continental Airlines until his retirement in 1983. In his years as a pilot, he flew Stearman, Vultee, AT-6, P-40, P-47, DC-3, DC-7 and Boeing 727 aircraft, showed his son the basics of recreational flying in light aircraft, and flew model aircraft with his son and grandsons.  He married Kathryn Yearwood in 1953, and to them was born a son, Roger Farrell Claxton. They ceased their life together in 1980.  Later Forrest married Laura Ann Killingsworth in Austin, Texas. Shortly after, they moved to Springfield, Missouri, and except for nine years spent in Arkansas, have lived there until their 35 years together ended at his death. He loved and cherished Ann deeply, and was so very sweet to her, as she was to him. He and Ann were the Lord’s gift to each other and to their children, who witnessed that gift and its blessing of true happiness and love.  He was a kind, generous, good and always supportive father to Roger, providing for a good education and foundation for life and giving him advice at just the right times and only when needed. He was a member of the local chapter of American Ex P. O. W. and attended reunions of his WWII organization.  Survivors are his wife, Ann and her children; his son Roger and Roger’s wife Bridget; and his grandsons Robert R. Claxton and Andrew R. Claxton.  Those who passed on before Forrest were his parents and his sister, Barbara Ann Claxton. Forrest will be placed at rest with his parents and sister in his home town of Fayette.  Forrest was a loving husband, father, and grandpa. We celebrate his life and accomplishments, his quiet but strong sense of duty and patriotism, as well as his certainty of the presence and power of the Lord. In his words, “we’ve got a Lord and benefactor” who we know saved him many times so that he could be with us for so many wonderful years.  We will cherish our memories of him.  A graveside service will be held, at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2016, at Grandview Cemetery in Fayette with Rev. Andy Sayer officiating and Military Rites by  the Fayette American Legion. 

2016Apr13, Updated address & email for Bob.Johnson'56.

2016Mar14,  Uploaded latest '56 data supplied by David.D'59 & Sharroll.Fay.Richards'56.

2016Mar03,  Address updated for Lloyd.Iliff'60.  Address & email updated for Carol.Iliff'56.Anderson.  Phone added for Diane.Olson'57.Mullins. 

2016Feb23, Address for Donna Gray'56 Lau updated.

2016Feb07, Dick.VanSickle'62, deceased 2016Jan26.  Added email for Steve.Sieck'72.

2016Jan30
, David.Anthony'84, deceased 2016Jan30, home in West.Union.IA.

2016Jan10, Email & phone updated for Marilyn.Lehs'72.Venz.

2015Nov15, Snailmail updated for Larry.Webb'66.

2015Oct22, Updated email for Kathy.Shaffter'60.Meseck.

2015Oct15,  Data & email added for Brian.Moore'79.

2015Oct02, Deceased list for FHS'56 updated from data supplied by Sharroll.Fay'56.Richards.

2015Sep23, Email updated for Chuck.Gooder'59.

2015Sep03, Jean.Harlo.Davis.Fay'56 (Monte'56), deceased 2015Sep03.

2015Sep02, John.Petsche'73, deceased 2015Aug30.
Obit:  John Petsche, 60, of Iowa City died Sunday, Aug. 30th, 2015.  A celebration of his life will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, September 5th at the Iowa City American Legion Post 17.  John was born March 7, 1955, in Guttenberg, Iowa; the 7th son of Arthur and Charmion (Kellogg) Petsche. He graduated from Fayette High School in 1973; Upper Iowa University (BA in History and Political Science) and Creighton Law School. Those left to cherish his memory include his son, Jeremiah of Iowa City; 12 siblings: Art (Wila) Petsche of Sand Springs, OK, Jerry Petsche of Hawkeye, Gary (Joyce) Petsche of Hawkeye, Dan Petsche of Haslet, TX, Tom (Kathy) Petsche of Solon, Rick (Teresa) Petsche of Wadena, Trish Peebles or Urbana, Judy Petsche of Shellsburg, Randy Petsche of Iowa City, Bill Petsche of Des Moines, Cindy Petsche of Carmel, CA and Jim Petsche of Iowa City. His extended family includes many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. John was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Mary Ann and son, Joey Ralph McMullen. John served in the US Army from 1973-1976 as a finance specialist. He completed basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO, AIT at Ft. Jackson, SC and Ft. Benjamin Harrison in IN. He was stationed in Germany for 28 months with the VII Corps Headquarters in Nellingen (near Munich). He also traveled to Holland, Belgium, Luxemburg, France, Austria and Switzerland. John was a big hearted, gentle soul who modeled his mother's teachings of 'treat others as you would like to be treated,' and 'help others who are less fortunate.' He was an eternal optimist that always believed the glass was half full and will be missed by all who knew him.

2015Aug29, Claude.Smith'46, deceased 2015Aug27 at U.of.IA Hospitals.

2015Aug28, Updated data/email for Marlin.Weyant'59.

2015July22, note from Larry.Webb, FHS'66:  We are pouring the cement base for the James Lee Memorial by the end of July.  The Memorial is finished and ready for placement 1pm.Sat.2015Aug29.

KCRG TV Station coverage of James.Lee Memorial Project  http://www.kcrg.com/subject/news/formal-memorial-planned-for-fayette-marine-killed-in-vietnam-20150401

West.Union.IA paper
Fayette High School grad seeking to honor classmate who was Vietnam casualty (Janell Bradley, Contributing Writer)
...A Fayette native, Larry Webb, who graduated from high school in 1966 hopes to help others remember the sacrifice of one of his peers who lost his life in Vietnam.   The Fayette City Council recently reviewed a proposal from Larry Webb, now of Cedar Falls, to construct a memorial in honor of James Marvin Lee, and the only Fayette person to have lost his life as a serviceman in Vietnam.   "This is something I have thought about for a long time, and feel very strongly about. It is never too late to recognize James Marvin Lee," said Webb, a retired John Deere electrician.  A U.S. Navy veteran who also served during the Vietnam era, Webb was in  Navy boot camp when Pfc. Lee was killed in action. He knew Jim as a youth growing up in Fayette, and says he feels strongly that the marine corps private should be remembered for giving his life for his country.   PFC Lee served with the U.S. Marine Corps in Quang Tri Province. Born on Aug. 28, 1947, he died at the age of 21, on March 16, 1969. Little else is known about Lee or any family he may still have in this area.  Webb suggested the memorial be placed on city property between Water Street and the Fayette Rec Trail. The city agreed to allow a memorial be placed on the city park property somewhere near the open air market shelter. Webb said he hopes to begin seeking pledges to raise funds for the project.  Estimated cost to create and place a concrete bench dedicated to Pfc. Lee’s memory is $3000-$3500.  "I would allow the city to approve the design, and the memorial would be placed at no cost to the city," he told the council.  When the memorial is dedicated, Webb said he would hope to have the Fayette American Legion Post involved.  According to the archives of the official government website, there were 851 Iowans who died as part of the Vietnam Conflict.

City Admin/Clerk's note: A stone memorial bench was placed on a concrete slab in the Open Air Market Park in Fayette with the name of James Lee engraved on it and when he died with an American Flag. The bench will be lighted at night. The fund raising goal was around $3,500 for everything.

Go to http://public.fotki.com/iowaz/fayette_iowa_high/fayette-iowa-high-s-36/  for a larger pic of the the 'James Lee Memorial' Ceremony & his siblings, 2015Aug29.

 

July 21, 2015,  The 2015 All-Cardinal Weekend ends the all-school gathering started in 1999, as the concept has run its course and time moves on.


July20, 2015, 
Email added, snailmail updated for Coach George.Richards.

July 01, 2015,  Galen Bumgardner'68,
deceased 2004Mar21.
Obit:  Galen William Bumgardner, 54, of Waterloo, died Sunday, March 21, at Covenant Medical Center emergency room of a heart attack; services were 10:30 a.m. today at Grace Brethren Church, with burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery; Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway, Waterloo.IA.

June 22, 2015,  Al Nathan Blue'59M
, deceased 2015June22.
Obit: AlNathen (Muggs) Blue passed away on Monday, June 22, 2015 after an illness at the age of 75 (Attended Fayette.IA schools, class of ‘59, until about through 8th grade).  Muggs was born on April 14, 1940 to Deva Fish and Ed Blue. He was united in marriage to LeeAnn Northrop June 19, 1965: they made their home in Waucoma, Iowa. Muggs retired from ConAgra Foods in Fredericksburg in 2001. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, being outside, playing cards, and spending time with family and friends.  Muggs is survived by his daughter, Kim Blue, of Sumner; a grandson, Nathen Blue (Megan), and a great-granddaughter, Bella all of Sumner; one sister, Sue Howe, Jericho; and two brothers, Keith (Nancy) Blue, Cerulean, KY; and Tuffy Blue, Waucoma; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, LeeAnn in 2014, his parents, and several siblings: Edna Pascal, Waucoma; Donald Blue Sr., Fayette; and Dick Blue, Independence.  A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, June 25 from 4:00 to 8:00 at the Event Center in Waucoma, Iowa (103 1st Ave., SW). S.K. Rogers of Sumner is assisting with arrangements.

June 19, 2015
,  Braulic.Caballero.UIU, deceased 2015June19.
Braulic “Cabby” Caballero, 85, of Fayette died Friday, June 19, 2015 at his home in Fayette.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fayette with Rev. James Brokman officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Oelwein with military rites conducted by  American Legion Post #339, Fayette, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  Monday, June 22 at Becker-Milnes Funeral home in Fayette and for one hour preceding services at the church on Tuesday. There will be a rosary recited at 4:00 p.m. and scripture service with sharing of memories at 7:00 p.m. both on Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Office of Student Development Cabby Fund at Upper Iowa University. 


June 17, 2015:  James.Bantz'53
, deceased 2015Jun17.
Obit:  James W. Bantz, 79, of Westgate, died Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at his rural Westgate home.  Private family prayer service will be held at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner. Public visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner. Private inurnment will take place at a later date at Hope Lutheran Cemetery, rural Westgate.  James Walter, son of Lyle and Dorothy (Howard) Bantz, was born September 10, 1935 in Waterloo, Iowa. He received his education in the Waterloo, Independence, and Fayette Public Schools, graduating from Fayette High School in 1953. He served in the Iowa and Wisconsin National Guard. On July 13, 1956, he was united in marriage with Janice Meyer, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Westgate. Jim was a cheese maker, having worked at creameries in Fredericksburg, Luana, and Preston. He worked for Fayette County for twenty-three years prior to retirement. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and wood-working, and in retirement enjoyed baking. In addition to his wife, Janice of Westgate, he is survived by four children, Joyce (Scott) Satterlee of Evansdale, John (Brenda) Bantz of Ham Lake, Minnesota, Joan (Jon) Wilhelmi of Maynard, and Jim (Lindy) Bantz of Westgate; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Janet (Howard) Meaney of Oelwein.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Ronald.  http://www.beckermilnesrettig.com/jwbantz.html

June 01, 2015
:  All Cardinal pages have been updated with the most recent data available, after an 'all-call' for changes in May.

May 31, 2015:  Dennis.Langerman'69, deceased 2015May28.
Obit:  Dennis L. Langerman, 63, of rural Fredericksburg and formerly of Fayette died Thursday, May 28, 2015 at his home.  Memorial services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at the United Methodist Church in Fayette with Rev. Mee Kang officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  Monday, June 1, at Becker-Milnes Funeral home in Fayette and for one hour preceding services at the church on Friday. Inurnment will be at Grandview Cemetery in Fayette. Memorials may be made to the family. Dennis Lee Langerman, son of Willard and Dorothy (Bentley) Langerman, was born September 1, 1951, at Fayette, Iowa. He graduated from Fayette High School in 1969, and attended Upper Iowa University. He lived in Chicago and Oklahoma, before returning home to Iowa.  Dennis was a respected welder for Featherlite Trailers in Cresco, Iowa for twenty-seven years. He was a NRA advocate, and MOPAR fan, with a love of racing. Dennis was an avid outdoorsman enjoying photography, gardening, and hunting.  Dennis is survived by his mother, Dorothy Langerman of Fayette; his brother, Doug and wife, Mary Langerman of Williamsburg, Iowa; nephew Ryan Langerman of Sioux City; and niece, Megan Langerman-Lee of Orlando, Florida; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.  He was preceded in death by his father, Willard Langerman, and paternal and maternal grandparents. The class motto of 1969:  “Hold fast to dreams, for when dreams go, life is a barren field.”

May 25, 2015
:  Mavis Van Bogart, deceased.
Obit: Mavis Elaine Van Bogart, 94, of Cedar Rapids, died May 21, 2015 at Northbrook Manor Care Center. Memorial service will be held on Wednesday May 27, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at the Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories. Inurnment: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include her children; Rhea(FHS’58) Van Bogart of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Dot (Jim) LaGrange of West Union, Iowa; Rhonda (Randy) Stallman of Shellsburg, Iowa;  Delvin “Butch”(FHS’70) (Heather) Van Bogart of Kiowa, Colorado; Kent Van Bogart of Hiawatha, Iowa; Kim (Bart) Gingrich of Marion; Iowa and Darcy (Pete) Oates of Hiawatha, Iowa; daughter in law, Ruthann Van Bogart of Cedar Rapids. Also surviving are 22 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ervin Van Bogart, her sons, Dennis(FHS’60) and Randy(FHS’62) Van Bogart, her siblings; Maxine, Betty, Marion, Russell and a grandson, Brett Van Bogart. Mavis was born June 22, 1920, in Sanborn, Iowa, the daughter of Gustav and Martha (LeRette) Radloff. She married the love of her life, Ervin Van Bogart on Christmas Day in 1938. She was a loving homemaker always caring for her family. She was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church and Order of The Eastern Star. Mavis worked at Armstrong’s Department Store, Amana Refrigeration, and retired to Arizona in 1978. She then returned to Cedar Rapids in 2001, living at Kingston Hill until 2008, moving to Northbrook Manor. She spent her last years at Kingston Hill and Northbrook Manor enjoying the staff, friends, family, music and dance.  The family would like to extend a special thanks to St. Luke’s Hospice and Northbrook Manor for the loving care they gave to Mavis.

Apr 06, 2015:
  Phone number updated for Jerry.Doyle'57.

Mar 16, 2015: 
Email updated for Dennis.Heth'62 & Sharon.Thyer'62.Heth.

Mar 11, 2015:  Gary  Campbell'62
deceased 2015Mar11.
Obit:  Gary E. Campbell of Cedar Rapids, passed away unexpectedly, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday March 11, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics due to complications after a fall.  The funeral mass will take place at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 16, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hiawatha, Iowa, with the Rev. Mark Ressler officiating.  Burial will take place immediately after the mass at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery in the Garden of Eternal Love, followed by a luncheon in Seton Hall. A visitation is scheduled at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories on Sunday, March 15, beginning at 3:00 P.M. and concluding with a prayer service and time for special memories at 7:00 p.m.  Gary is survived by his wife Mary, his daughters Carrie (Jeff) Popenhagen of Robins, Iowa and Cheri (Nathan) Kampman of Victoria, Minnesota, and seven sensational grandchildren Dane, Ella, Kade, & Jace Popenhagen, and Gage, Malea, & Blane Kampman. Gary is also survived by his brother Steve (Cindy) of Dunkerton, Iowa, and two sisters Kaye (Gary) Briesemeister of Fairfax, Iowa, and Janet Campbell of Oelwein, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents, parents-in-law Harold and Rosemary Day, brother-in-law Art Stuckenberg and nephew Saul Stuckenberg. Gary was born June 4, 1944 in Oelwein, Iowa, the son of Edward and Corrine (Cutshall) Campbell. He married Mary Janice Day on July 11, 1970, at St, Dominic Savio Catholic Church in St. Louis, Missouri. Many will remember Gary from his years at Armstrong’s Department Store where he worked as a clothing buyer and in sales and management.  For the past 20+ years Gary enjoyed his work as a sales rep for Iowa Retail Packaging, Des Moines, Iowa. Gary was an active member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church where he especially enjoyed serving as an usher and Eucharistic minister. Gary loved God, his family, and life in general.  He enjoyed golfing with his buddies, working in the yard, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and the Iowa Hawkeyes. Anyone who knew Gary well appreciated his friendly personality that made everyone feel welcome and important.  He will also be remembered for his wit, patience, and genuine kindness. Gary was an amazing husband, awesome father, and a grandfather filled with love and wisdom.  Gary leaves us with sad but loving hearts filled with wonderful memories.   Memorial contributions can be made in Gary’s name to Catholic Charities or Special Olympics.

Mar 08, 2015:  Dennis Bumgardner'63
, deceased 2015Mar08.
Obit:  Dennis LeRoy Bumgardner passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Covenant Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa. Dennis was born on November 26, 1944 to William and Celeste (Hasbrouck) Bumgardner at the hospital in Charles City, Iowa. He was baptized on December 10, 1944 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greene, Iowa and he was confirmed in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Dennis graduated from Fayette High School in 1963. After high school, he attended Upper Iowa University and an auto body trade school. On October 11, 1964 Dennis was united in marriage to Iva Feller at St. Francis Catholic Church in Fayette, Iowa. Dennis worked as an auto body repairman and insurance salesman. Dennis was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sumner and the Hawkeye Lions Club. He served on the Hawkeye city council for many years. Dennis enjoyed fishing, attending races, and going to his grandchildren’s many activities. He had a passion for music, especially playing the saxophone. Dennis is survived by his wife, Iva of Hawkeye; two children, Dion (Amy) Bumgardner of Hawkeye and Dawn (Ken) Heitzman of Marion; five grandchildren, Brett (Molly) Bumgardner, Michael Bumgardner, Randi Sue Bumgardner, Adelynn Heitzman, and Genavieve Heitzman; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Wilma and Berdine; and three brothers, Bernard, Galen, and Wilbur. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 am on Friday, March 13, 2015 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sumner with the Rev. Jim Brokman officiating. Burial will follow in Hawkeye Cemetery. A public visitation will be held from 4 pm until 7 pm on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at S.K. Rogers Funeral Home in Sumner with a scripture services held at 6:30 pm.

Mar 10, 2015:  The 1955 Cardinals will be holding a gathering during 2015.
  The contact Jack.Mullens'55, Email jwmullins3@aol.com 1351.Summit.St, Box.396, Center.Point.IA, Hm#319.849.2198, Cell#319.651.3990.  Jack has already been attempting to contact all living members of the class.  Jack relates that for the 50th Reunion in 2005, 9 of 19 classmates attended.  The 19 classmates of the Class of 1955 were Iva Mae Wilke (deceased), Rosemary Templeman, Terry Mullins (deceased), Tersa Kauten, Ronald Nading (deceased), Jack Mullins, James Shaffer, Beverly Johnson, Beverly Bass (deceased), Lawrence Smith (deceased), Douglas Everett, Marcella Swomley (deceased), Janet Alton, Sherley Warner, Lowell Skinner, Larry Langerman (deceased), Mabel Popenenhagen (deceased)  Darrel Anfinson & Jo Ann Bright ( deceased). That is 9 of 19 are now deceased as of 2015. Others I (Jack) started school with that are deceased: Eula Weyant & Lanny Dahl.


Jan 26, 2015, Gary.Ash'56, deceased 2015Jan25.
Obit:  Gary Roger Ash, 76, West Union, Iowa, formerly of Postville, Iowa, died Sunday, January 25, 2015, in West Union, Iowa. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, from 4-7 pm at the Schutte – Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Postville, Iowa, and one hour before services at the church on Thursday. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, January 29, 2015, at 10:30 am at the First United Methodist Church in Fayette, Iowa. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Fayette, Iowa. Survivors include his two children, Melisa Lehmann of Elgin, Iowa and Carey Ash of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Jan 17, 2015,
Email updated for James.Ramsey'71 class member.

Nov 20, 2014, Eric Linge'72
deceased 2014Nov30
Obit:  Eric R. Linge, Sr., 60 of Cedar Rapids, passed away on Sunday, November 30, 2014 as the result of an accident at home.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 3 from 4 to 8 PM at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home.  Memorial service will be held on Thursday at 11 AM at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Eric Robert Linge, Sr. was born on September 10, 1954 to Carl Scott and Elaine Roberts Linge in West Union, Iowa.  He graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 1978.  He married his high school sweetheart, Wendy Robin DeSotel, on August 25, 1979 in Fayette, Iowa.  He began his career in 1978 in farm management.  Most recently he served as senior vice president of AXA Equitable AgriFinance.  Eric enjoyed hunting, fishing, the Mississippi River, skiing, woodworking, and was an overall outdoorsman.  He also was a Boy Scout leader when his son was in scouts.  Eric will be forever remembered as an exceptional husband, father, brother and friend.  He is survived by his loving wife, Wendy; son, Eric (Christine) Linge, Jr. of Chicago, IL; daughter, Rachel (Kevin Fray) Linge of Washington, DC; brother, Scott (Jan) Linge of Minneapolis, MN; sister, Marti (Bill) Jensen of Cedar Rapids and their children, Laura, Scott, Erica; brother-in-law, Dennis (Sandy) DeSotel of Berthoud, CO; cousins, nephews, nieces and extended family members and many friends. Eric was preceded in death by his parents, mother-in-law, Neola DeSotel Hartman and brother-in-law, Ronald DeSotel.

Oct 25,2014
, Snailmail updated for Aldin'56 & Mary nee Mayhew'57 Durfey.

Aug23,2014, Deceased, Robert 'Bob' Bass'59M
Obit: Robert P. Bass, 72, of Arlington, died Saturday, August 23, 2014, while under hospice care at his daughter’s home in rural West Union. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 28, 2014, at Grace Lutheran Church in Fayette with Rev. Herbert Mueller, III officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in rural Fayette. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 27th, at Becker-Milnes Funeral home in Fayette and for one hour preceding services at the church on Thursday.  Robert Paul, son of Farrell S. and Helen Nelson Bass, was born September 12, 1941, in Fayette County, Iowa. He was baptized and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church in Fayette. He was in the last class at the Lima School and attended Fayette High School. On July 3, 1961, he was married to Nancy Marie Voshell at Fayette. The couple later divorced. Robert was a semi driver for more than forty-five years. He was self-employed for many years as well as working for many years with Carl Recker Farms. He was a lifelong member of Grace Lutheran Church in Fayette. He maintained a lifelong love of horses and enjoyed chuck wagon races and stock car races. Robert is survived by five children, Becky O’Dell and her fiancé, Darryl Woltzen of West Union, Deb (Scott) Schlatter of Lincoln, Nebraska, Douglas (Kristi) Bass of Sumner, Paul Bass of West Union, and Chris (Matt) White of Pella; seven grandchildren, Cory O’Dell, Melissa Bass, Stephanie and Jacob Schlatter, and Logan, Madeline, and Olivia White; two great grandchildren,, Rozline and Ronnie O’Dell; and three brothers, Richard (Alda) Bass of Elk Run Heights, Jim (Mary) Bass of West Union, and Gary (Betty) Bass of Oelwein.  He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jean, who died at birth; his parents; one brother, LaVerne; and two sisters, Shirley Appleby and Beverley Cousins.

Aug17,2014
, Deceased 2014Aug17, Mildred Stelzmiller Bennington, Fayette Faculty member.
Obit:  Mildred E. Bennington, 104, of Fayette, died Sunday, August 17, 2014, at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 21, 2014, at the United Methodist Church in Fayette with Rev. Hyeunmee Kang, Rev. Julie Ahrens, and Rev. Mary Hurmence officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until service time Thursday at the church. Becker-Milnes Funeral home in Fayette is assisting Mildred’s family. Memorials may be made in her name to the Fayette County Historical Society, the United Methodist Church in Fayette or the American Cancer Society. Mildred Ethel Stelzmiller was born near Arlington, Iowa on December 31, 1909, the daughter of Nellie Heinricke Jane Manson and Henry John Stelzmiller. They farmed in Fayette and Clayton Counties, where Mildred attended country schools. She graduated from West Union High School in 1927 during which time she received training to become an elementary school teacher. She taught in country school for five years and then completed the two year normal training program at Iowa State Teachers College (now the University of Northern Iowa) in March 1933. She continued her teaching career in the Fayette Consolidated Schools for two years during which time she met her husband Glen Lester Bennington, who died on his 96th birthday, November 6, 2008. They were married on April 27, 1937 and became the parents of two living daughters, Janis Marie Bennington Van Buren of West Lafayette, IN and Lois Mildred Bennington Llewellyn of Littleton, CO. Charlene Bennington died at birth on October 9, 1945. Mildred was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, and friend who took an active role in raising her daughters always stressing the values of education and service.  She led a full and caring life while contributing much to her family and the larger northeast Iowa community. Mildred believed that being a responsible community member was important and demonstrated that through active participation in numerous organizations. As a member of the Fayette United Methodist Church, she served in a variety of capacities. Because she drove her daughters to Sunday School each week, she decided to become a Sunday School teacher and taught for a number of years. Later she was a member of the church Administrative Board and served as financial secretary for five years. While she was a member of the Women’s Society of Christian Service, now United Methodist Women, she used her talents in various roles as treasurer, vice president for programs, and president.  As a young farm wife living East of Fayette, she joined the Willing Workers, a neighborhood women’s club and was secretary, vice president, and president during her nearly 50 years as a member. She helped the club gather items of clothing and other necessities to send to the Children’s Home in Council Bluffs. The club disbanded in the mid-1980s due to lack of membership. During her membership in the Fayette County Farm Bureau Women’s organization, Mildred as chairwoman in the early 1950’s, traveled to Des Moines to attend the state conventions.  While her daughters were teenagers, she was first an assistant leader and then the leader of the Westfield Worthy Winners 4-H club. She proved an excellent role model in teaching leadership and presentation and record keeping skills as well as knowledge related to home furnishings, clothing and textiles, and food and nutrition. Mildred was honored for her 15 years of service to the American Cancer Association Fund Drive in the late 1990’s. She served this organization as the Fayette Chairperson for 5 years. History, especially family history, has long been one of her passionate interests. Consequently, she served as a member of the Board of Fayette County Historical Association, acted as secretary, and did other volunteer work for the association, of which she was a lifetime member. Mildred was involved in the Fayette County Republican Women’s organization and felt honored when Elizabeth Dole visited their home during Robert Dole’s run for presidency. For a number of years she was an active member of the Fayette County Retired School Personnel Association and served several terms as secretary. Mildred took great pleasure in volunteering at the country school house located on the county fairgrounds, both during the fair and when teachers brought their students to learn about the “good old days” of teaching and learning.  In 1996 for this range of activities in Fayette and surrounding environs, Mildred and Glen were named Outstanding Senior Citizens by the Fayette Chamber of Commerce.  To celebrate their 50th anniversary, they traveled to Australia and New Zealand. Both enjoyed Europe and while in Paris attended an international agriculture exposition and later a flower show in the Netherlands. They spent time in Switzerland, southern Germany, and toured a strawberry farm in England. In addition to having visited all of the Canadian Providences, Mildred relished travel in Hawaii, Alaska, and most of the contiguous states. In 1994 she and Glen toured the British Isles with the Manson cousins. While there they went to Lochmaben, Scotland and visited the grave sites of Mildred’s great, great, great grandparents, Andrew and Elizabeth Milligan Manson.  When she moved to the Maple Crest Manor Assisted Living Facility in June 2004, Mildred participated as a mentor for elementary school children and delighted in a good game of checkers with her great grandchildren and Upper Iowa University basketball players, if they had the courage to challenge her. She continued to attend United Methodist Women’s meetings and church services while living at Maple Crest.  In addition to her two daughters, she is survived by her two sons-in-law, James Boyle and Francis Llewellyn and five grandchildren. The grandchildren and spouses are Diane Van Buren Kiss (Laszlo), Andrew Van Buren (Sherri), Jillian Van Buren (Joe Brady), Gwen Llewellyn Schuldies (Carl), and Glen Llewellyn (Malena). Her eight great-grandchildren are Alexander, Matthew, and Christopher Van Buren, Wynn and Vincent Schuldies, Daniel Llewellyn, and Drew and Cora Brady and one great-great-grandson Bentley Bennington Van Buren. Also surviving are her sister Berniece (Stelzmiller) Walsh of Davenport, IA, several cousins, nieces, and nephews, and numerous friends of all ages. Always active Mildred enjoyed gardening, collecting and preparing new recipes, doing needle point, and quilting until she could no longer see well. She continued to be an inquisitive learner, avid reader, faithful church goer, family historian, and teacher throughout her entire life. She will be greatly missed by her family and those who knew her as an amazing, intelligent, gentle, kind, and caring woman.

Aug05,2014
,  Updated snailmail for Mary.Manson'62.Burrack.

Jul23,2014,
  Updated email for Ellen.Johnson'70Removed 28 Cardinal email addresses that bounced from the All-Cardinal emailing.  PLEASE update addresses and add to the list.

Jul22,2014
, Updated email for Mary.Kauten'57.Lincoln. 

Jul09,2014, U
pdated email for  Marianne.Nadeau'67.Stoddard. Added email and updated address for Nora.Bray'60 Cline-Martin.

Jun25,2015,  Joan.Toutsch'49.Hackett,
deceased 2014Jun26.
Obit:  Vera Joan Hackett age 82, died Thursday, June 26, 2014 at St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids following a brief illness.  Funeral services will be held 1:30 Saturday afternoon, July 12, 2014 at the United Methodist Church, Anamosa where a visitation luncheon will be held starting at 12 noon. Interment will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Anamosa. Rev. Laurie Riley will officiate at the services. Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa is assisting the family. Thoughts, Memories and Condolences may be left at goettschonline.com. Joan’s family would like to encourage memorials be given to the Anamosa Public Library or the Ed and JoAnn Hemphill Hospice Unit at St. Luke’s Hospital Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  She is survived by her daughter, Chris (Greg) Jensen, Hamlin, Iowa, son Kim (Natalia) Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, son Greg (Kelly) Hackett, Jefferson, South Carolina and brother Nick (Nancy) Toutsch, Maquoketa, Iowa. Her grandchildren: Katie Jensen, West Des Moines, Iowa, Molly (Cliff) Schaefer, Monterey, California, Drew (Abby) Hackett, Coralville, Iowa and Skylar Hackett, Jefferson, South Carolina. She is also survived by brother–in-law, Ken Klink, brother-in-law Bob (Fran) Hackett, several nieces and nephews, and many dear friends. Joan was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Robert, her sister Evelyn, and her husband, Dale.  Vera Joan Hackett was born March 23, 1932 to Harvey and Ruth Hinkel, Toutsch. Joan graduated from Fayette Community School in 1949. She attended Upper Iowa University. Dale W. Hackett (FHS'44, deceased 2010Jul12) and Joan were married on May 30, 1951 at Fayette, Iowa. Three children were born to this union: Chris, Kim, and Greg. Before moving to Anamosa in July of 1959, Joan and Dale lived in Arlington, Iowa City, and Cedar Rapids. Through the years Joan was active in the Anamosa United Methodist Church, the Anamosa Library Board (23 years), Ophelian Study Group, and P.E.O. (since 1967). She worked at the R.E.C. for several years. Joan loved to cook and bake. Being an avid reader, there were always books in Joan’s life, playing cards and visiting with friends were two other special pastimes.

Jun19,2014, Updated email for Mary.Manson'62.Burrack.

Jun07,2014,  
Undated reunion list & added Opera House All-Cardinal poster on main Cardinal page.  Added email for Annette.Baker'64M.Petersen.

May03,2014, Class of '64, 50th Reunion:  T
he Fayette Cardinal Class of '64 has made reservations at the Cabo Blue Sports Bar & Grill on Main.St, Fayette, at 4pm, Sat, 2014Jul19, for the celebration of their 50th Reunion.  The event will start at 4:00 PM, with a 'half-century of catching up' social hour or two, followed by dinner.  For those interested in doing so they can join the All Cardinal Event at the Opera House after dinner.  RSVP:  contact Dick.Olson'64  dickolson@hotmail.com

May07,2014, Ruth Ilene Wooldrige'39 Hammond, deceased on 2013Oct13.
Obit:  Ruth Ilene Wooldridge Hammond ended her journey with us on 30 October 2013, peacefully and with her family by her side. Born near Randalia, Center.Twp, Fayete.Co.Ia, on 14 January 1922 to Eliga Fernn (Reese) and Lysle A. Wooldridge, she was known as Ilene to those who loved her. The first child of her schoolteacher mother and blacksmith father, her birth was not registered until April when the snow melt finally permitted her parents to get to town. She graduated from Fayette.IA H.S. in 1939.  Ilene attended Upper Iowa University, graduating in 3.5 years with double majors and double minors. A feat made even more remarkable by her having paid for it herself with odd jobs as well as by giving piano and violin lessons. She played the violin, bassoon, piano, and organ along with the bass drum in the marching band. Her mother had loved teaching a one-room school in Clayton County, so she insisted that Ilene take Education as one of her emphases. Ilene taught at Steamboat Rock when it was a girl's basketball powerhouse. No one, she would say, could fight dirtier and not get caught than a girl's team in the hunt for a title. Sadly, Ilene did not share her mother's enthusiasm for teaching--or students. Looking for another outlet, she attempted to join the Marines, as her father once had. To her mother's delight, they turned her down. After working in the PX, wearing an airman's wings, and generally having a good time, Ilene enrolled in George Peabody College for Teachers/Scarritt College (now a part of Vanderbilt). While pursuing an degree in library science, she also managed to find time to attend the Kentucky Derby (how does a nice Methodist girl buy a mint julep, for the glass, you understand) and fall in love with the South. At the same time, she followed her true passion, advancing her piano training with classes and recitals.To her master's degree, she later added specialties in medical cataloging and archival work which allowed her to work around the US. She was retired from Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia as as associate professor. A long-time member of First United Methodist Church in Iowa City, Ilene founded the church archives and served as church historian. To aid the church, she developed tour materials, designed note cards and books, and supported her spiritual community in any way she could. She reared three children by herself in a time when men worked and women served. Exhibiting grace, courage, and determination, she modeled daily the behavior her children should emulate. An iron will in a hat, red wool coat, and good leather gloves. Ilene is survived by her daughter Deborah of Iowa City; sons Carl (Elizabeth) of South Barre, VT; and Jonathan (Rebecca Palmer) of Cedar Rapids, as well as her granddaughters Katherine and Eleanor. Her brothers Robert and Gene (Virginia) Wooldridge also survive her. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister-in-law Thelma Wooldridge, and her nephew Dana Wooldridge. Services were at First United Methodist Church, Iowa City.


May04,2014, Luella Weyant'47 Pattison, deceased 2014May02.
Obit: Luella M. Pattison, 84, of Knoxville and formerly of Fayette, Iowa, died Friday morning, May 2, 2014 at the West Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center in Knoxville. Funeral Service: 10:00 A.M Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the Fayette Community Church in Fayette with Pastor Andy Sayer and Pastor Phil Rownd officiating.  Visitation: 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Monday at the Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Fayette and after 9:00 A.M. on Tuesday at the church.  Interment: Grandview Cemetery, Fayette, Iowa.  Memorials may be directed in her name to Hospice of Central Iowa.  Luella Mae Weyant was born April 8, 1930 at Edgewood, Iowa, the daughter of George and Lulu (Nading) Weyant.  She attended school in Fayette.  On April 15, 1950, she was united in marriage to John Richard Pattison at Billings, Montana.  Luella was a homemaker and worked in the bakery department at Upper Iowa University and Super Value Grocery in Fayette.  She was a member of the Fayette Community Church.  Luella enjoyed bowling, playing cards and dancing.  Luella is survived by her 2 sons, Gene (Michele) Weyant of Eldridge and Lloyd John (Sherry) Pattison of Arlington; 5 daughters, Diane (Rolland) Stoneman of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Dawn (George) Fettkether of Howard, Colorado, Debra Miller of Peyton, Colorado, Denise (Gary) Smith of Bussey and Darla (John) Tuttle of La Vernia, Texas; 20 grandchildren; 56 great grandchildren; 1 great-great granddaughter; 3 brothers, Don (Shirley) Weyant of Nevada, Whitey (Mary) Weyant of Center Point and Marlin (Vickie) Weyant of Oelwein; 3 sisters, Lois (Mervin) Gregerson, Pat Hanson and Phyllis Engler all of Oelwein; and 3 brothers-in-law, Lavern Larson of Sierra Vista, Arizona, Lloyd Bernard (Arnetta) Pattison of Fayette and Jim (Joyce) Pattison of Fayette.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; granddaughter, Jessie Miller; sister, Eula Larson; and 3 brothers-in-law, Lawrence Pfiester, Bob Hanson and Duane Engler.

Mar31, 2014
:  The FHS Cardinal Class of 1979, will be gathering for a 35th Reunion, by 5:30pm, Sat, 2014Jul19, at the Opera house.

Feb15, 2014
:  Email updated for Dick.Roberts'54.

Jan29, 2014: 
Email & Snailmail updated for Merline.Brause'67.Jennings.

Jan27, 2014: 
Donn.Stansbury'45, deceased 2014Jan27.

Jan23,2014: 
Email updated for Anna.Dennis'78.

Jan08,2014: 
Email added for Mary.Jo.Dreosch, faculty.

Dec10,2013:  Tom.Lamphier'66
deceased 2013Dec10.
Obit:  Thomas F. Lamphier of Moline.IL, formerly of Alexis.IL, died at 11:22 am Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at his home. He was born March 22, 1948 in Fayette, Iowa the son of Robert A. and Lucy (Kuhen) Lamphier.  He is survived by two sons, Jeffrey (and Eve) Lamphier of Martinsburg, West Virginia and Trent T. (and Lesley) Lamphier of Moline, Illinois; a daughter, Carmen (and Tim) Rounds of Portage, Wisconsin; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Linda Post and Cindy Lamphier, both of Minneapolis, Minnesota; and a  sister-in-law, Karen Lamphier of Fayette, Iowa. His parents, Robert and Lucy Lamphier, and his brother, Robert Lamphier, preceded him in death.  Tom worked as a supervisor at John Deere for 20 years and then as a supervisor at Maytag for 18 years. He retired in 2005. He was raised and educated in Fayette, graduating from high school there in 1966.  He earned his associate’s degree from Upper Iowa University in 1987. He lived in Waterloo, Iowa for 22 years, the Quad Cities for four years, Wataga, IL for 12 years, and  Alexis for four years. He was of the Catholic faith.  A private ceremony will be held at a later date. His remains will be buried in Lima Cemetery in Fayette.

Nov21,2013:  Anna.Mae.Fauser'42 Sellers,
deceased 2013Nov21.
Obit:  Anna Mae (nee Fauser) Sellers, 89, of Oelwein passed away on November 21, 2013 at Grandview Healthcare Center in Oelwein.  Visitation will be 4-7 PM on Sunday November 24, 2013 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home.  Funeral Services will be at 10:30 AM on Monday November 25, 2013 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home with Rev. Connie Markle officiating.  Anna Mae will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery at Fayette.

Nov16,2013: 
Updated email for Larry.Webb'66.

Oct27,2013:  Cecil.Spatcher'36,
deceased 2013Oct27.
Obit: Cecil Spatcher, age 95, of Ames, died at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines on October 27, 2013. A gathering of friends and family will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 31st at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care, 414 Lincoln Way. A celebration of life funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 1st at First United Methodist Church, 516 Kellogg Ave, with burial to follow at Ames Municipal Cemetery.  Cecil was born in Fayette, Iowa, on April 3, 1918 to George and Hannah Spatcher. He got his B.S. from Upper Iowa and obtained his M.S. from the University of Iowa. He played all four major sports in college. He coached football, basketball, and track, and was a high school biology teacher. He was inducted into the Iowa Track Hall of Fame and the Upper Iowa Athletic Hall of Fame. In addition, he received several honors for his coaching. Cecil was a member of Arcadia Lodge #249 A.F. & A.M., American Legion, Moose Lodge #520, National Education Association, and Red Friars. He married Lurene Spatcher in 1941. From this union, they had three children; David Spatcher (Patti); Sandy Hempe (Mark); Julie Reid (Russell), eight grandchildren, and ten great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Lurene, and one sister, Gertrude Mullins.
Cecil enjoyed hunting, golfing, fishing, bowling, and he loved dancing with his wife. He cherished his family and remembered details with astonishing accuracy. He loved being involved in young people's lives and focused on building their confidence and character.


Oct20, 2012:  Becky.Maxson'59,
deceased 2013Oct13.
Obit:  Rebecca (Becky) Jean Maxson passed away 2013Oct13 in Tucson.AZ.  In accordance with her wishes, her body was cremated and there will be no formal memorial service.  Burial will be at a later date at Grandview in Fayette.IA.  Becky was born in Fayette.IA, 1941Jun04 to Dale and Gladys nee Dailey Maxson.  She attended school and graduated from Fayette.H.S. in 1959, then attended and graduated from Upper Iowa University in 1963.  Becky taught P.E. and Health in Garner, Britt, Postville and Waukon.  She then moved to Ft.Morgan.CO and taught P.E. for 25yrs, coaching girls golf, basketball and volleyball, taking her volleyball team to State three times.  Becky received her Master's Degree from Southwestern State University in Weatherford.OK.  In 1970, Becky retired and with her beloved dog, Buffy, moved to Estes.Park.CO.  She loved living in the mountains and enjoyed camping, kinking, biking, the wild animals and sunning on her deck on the Big Thompson river.  She enjoyed many winters in Mesa.AZ, and moved permanently to Tucson.AZ in 2008.  She remained an avid Denver Bronco fan and loved watching tennis, reading and family visits.  Becky is survived by two sisters, Judy (Dennis) Brumm of Britt; Peg (Terry) Emanuel of Anamosa; two brothers, Larry (Pat) Maxson of Lubbock.TX; Ron (Mary) Maxson of West.Liberty, and very special nieces, nephews and many friends.

Oct03, 2013:  Snailmail updated for Scott.Bowen'70 & Clyde.Pickett'68.  Email added for Scott.Bowen'70.

Sep24, 2013:  Keith.Kempston'44,
deceased 2013Sep18.

Sep22, 2013:  Jean Arthur'37 Fischer
, dau. Mary send corrected married surname, added death date 1999Oct08.

Sep08, 2013:  Shirley Jo Carley'47 Nelson, deceased 2013Sep08.
Obit: Shirley Jo nee Carley Nelson (July 29, 1928 - September 8, 2013)    Shirley J. Nelson, 85, of Oelwein, Iowa died on Sunday morning, September 8, 2013 at Unity Point Health-Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa  Funeral Services: Private Family Graveside Service; Officiating: Rev. Leo Combs-Lay; There will be no visitation: The Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home is assisting the family; Interment: Floral Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery in rural Oelwein, Iowa  Memorials may be given in her name to the Oelwein Public Library and can be sent % Michael Nelson, 14 North 10th St., Clear Lake, Iowa 50428   Shirley Jo Carley was born on July 29, 1928 at Oelwein, Iowa, the daughter of Elza and Rose (Kint) Carley. She graduated from Fayette High School at Fayette, Iowa in 1946 (error, graduated 1947, bz).  Shirley married Wayne Edward Nelson on October 14, 1951 at Oelwein, Iowa. She was a homemaker and enjoyed country music.   Shirley is survived by her 2 Sons; Michael Nelson of Clear Lake, Iowa and Gary Nelson of Rochester, Minnesota Granddaughter—Cassanadra Nelson of Auburn, Washington Nephew—David (Colette) Schmidtke of Charles City, Iowa 2 Nieces—Carolyn (Jerry) Bayness of Oelwein, Iowa and Diane (Charles) Macke of Oelwein, Iowa.   She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband (Wayne E. Nelson on October 21, 2004; brother (Jack Carley) and 2 Sisters (Frances Carley and Maureen Schmidtke).

Sep07, 2013: 
Snailmail updated for Mike.Smith'61.

Aug10, 2013:
  Email added for Sharon.Pattison'64 Haars.

Aug03, 2013:  Obit JoAnn Capell, wife of FHS's George Capell
JoAnn (Burke) Capell was born in Independence, Iowa on March 15, 1931 the daughter of Harry and Hilda Burke. She attended St. John Elementary School in Independence and graduated from high school there in 1948. She graduated from Clarke College in Dubuque and also attended the University of Iowa in Iowa City, and Upper Iowa University in Fayette. She then began teaching in Fayette. On August 17, 1954 she married George Capell. They had three children: Greg, Georgia, and Susan. She continued in education for most of her life. She substituted in Fayette and taught adult education for N.I.C.C. for 20 years. She was an active member of St. Francis Catholic Church and held various offices there. She was the Treasurer of Fayette for 28 years. JoAnn passed away on August 3, 2013, at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette. She is survived by her husband George and children Greg (Marcy) Capell, Georgia (Curt Surls) Capell, and Susan (Peter) Jebson and one brother James. She is also survived by 5 grandsons and 1 granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister Kathryn Young.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at 10:30 am at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fayette. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  A public visitation will be held on Monday, August 5, 2013, from 4 pm until 7 pm with a scripture service held at 7 pm at the S.K. Rogers Funeral Home in Fayette. Memorials may be directed to St. Francis Catholic Church of Fayette, Maple Crest Manor in Fayette, or the Fayette County Food Shelf.  S.K. Rogers Funeral Home in Fayette is in charge of the arrangements.

Aug 01, 2013: 
The Class of 1958 database (email/snailmail) has been updated from data supplied by Max.Gross'58.

Jul 29, 2013: 
 The Class of 1963 database (email/snailmail) has been updated from data forwarded by Helen.Kauten'63 Girard & Renee.Jellins'63 Voshell.   Members of all classes...please send in corrections/additions when they are known.

July 22, 2013: 
The Opera House hosted about 110+ for the Sat. evening All Cardinal.  The next All Cardinal is scheduled for Sat, 2014 July 19.  Classes scheduling gatherings or reunions in 2014 need to send in the info for posting on the main Cardinal page.  Please keep class info/email updated.

July 12, 2013:
  Snailmail updated for Richard Dennis'69.

July 03, 2013: 
Email added for Barbara.Kauten'58 Gehrke.

July 01, 2013: Randy.Van.Bogart'62,
deceased 2013June30.
Obit: Randy Frank Van Bogart, 69, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away peacefully June 30, 2013 surrounded by family after battling cancer. He was born March 24, 1944 in Fayette, Iowa, to Ervin and Mavis (Radloff) Van Bogart. After graduating from high school in Fayette in 1962, he worked in Cedar Rapids where he completed his apprenticeship and became a mason. He moved to Aurora, Colorado in 1972 where he was a resident for 34 years. Following a 20-year career as a bricklayer, he opened Van Bogart Carts in the Denver area. He returned to Iowa in 2006 and retired in Cedar Rapids. Randy coached competitive and high school fast-pitch softball for a number of years. He also loved playing on softball teams. Randy was a member of Corner Stone Family Church in West Des Moines, where he served hot dog ministry for the homeless. He recently joined Cedar Rapids Family Church.  He was preceded in death by his father, Ervin “Bud” Van Bogart; brother, Dennis Van Bogart; and son, Brett Van Bogart.  He is survived by his mother, Mavis Van Bogart; five children, Kristine Blessing, Catherine (Steve) Cox, Mary (Daniel) Marriott, Dayna Van Bogart and Reid (Tanya) Van Bogart; six grandchildren, Ashley, Derek, Colin, LaShae, Tristan, and Stephanie; three great-grandchildren, Kyler, Ian, and Alora; sisters, Rhea Van Bogart, Dottis (James) LaGrange, Rhonda (Randy) Stallman, Kim (Bart) Gingrich and Darcy (Peter) Oates; brothers, Delvin “Butch” (Heather) Van Bogart and Kent Van Bogart; sister-in-law, Ruthann Van Bogart; and many nieces and nephews.  Randy was known for his quick wit, hearty laugh, love of children, faith in God and being a fierce card player. He was a loving and kind man. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 5, 2013, at Cedar Rapids Family Church by Rev. Dan Winn.  Memorials may be directed to St. Luke’s Hospice at: 1026 A Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52402, or Cedar Rapids Family Church at: 5335 Midway Drive NW, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52405, in Randy’s memory.
 
June 28, 2013:  Jerry.Brown'59
, deceased 2013June26.
Obit: Jerald “Jerry” Herbert Brown was born on November 20, 1940, in Maynard, Iowa, to Herbert and Alice (Metcalf) Brown. He graduated from Randalia (error, Fayette in 1959) High School.   Jerry served in the United States Air Force from May 1960 until April 1964. Following his service, Jerry returned home to Iowa to farm. In the early 1970s Jerry moved to Wisconsin, where he farmed in Wisconsin and worked for Kramer Brothers Construction in Park Avenue Place, Wisconsin. After retirement, he made his home in Independence, Wisconsin.  Jerry passed away on June 26, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota following complications from surgery. he was a member of the Iowa Farm Bureau, First Baptist Church of Whitehall, Wisconsin, Trempealeau County Pork Producers and the local Masonic Lodge. He also support 4H and FFA programs, including volunteering as a livestock judge. He was a avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting deer and elk and fishing trips in Canada. He also enjoyed watching Green Bay Packer football, driving tractor and raising livestock.   He is survived by two sons, Kenneth (Debra) Brown of Ettrick, WI, and Judson (Trish) Brown of Strum, WI; a special friend, Janice Gunderson of Independence, WI; a brother, Ronald Brown of Bersailles, MO; two grandchildren, Coady (Erica Nuttelman) Brown and Simone (Robert Dingfelder) Brown and a great-granddaughter, Julia Brown.   He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister, Carla Beth.   A gravesite funeral service will be held at Dunham-Grove Cemetery in rural Randalia, Iowa, at 1 pm on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, with a visitation one hour prior to the service.

June28, 2013: Craig.Miller'80, deceased 2013June28.

June 25, 2013: 
Snailmail updated for Louise.Pickett'66.Cuccinelli.
June 24, 2013: 
Email & snailmail updated for Rick.Daniels'78 & Joyce.Manderfield.Lennon'75. 

June 15, 2013: 
Found  and added the FHS Class of 1883 in an old paper article---1883Jun03Fayette.IA:  FHS Class of 1883---The Puplic Schools closed last Firday.  Mr. Woods will not be an applicant for the principalship for next year.  The High School Dept. of the Pulbic Schools graduated a class of three, Delia Hill, Mary Jones, Mary Fussel

June 07, 2013:  Marge.Webb'62 Hamlin,
email updated.

June 07, 2013:  Faust.Everett'43, deceased 2013May28.
Obit:  Everett George Faust, 87, of Atlantic, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at the Heritage House in Atlantic. Everett Faust, or Red as friends know him, was born April 8, 1926, in Wessington Springs, S. D.; the fourth son of William and Alvina (Begalske) Faust. At the age of 10, he moved with his family to a farm near Fayette. He attended and graduated from Fayette High School in 1943. Mr. Faust entered the Armed Services and spent the next three years traveling throughout California, the Philippine Islands and Japan with a special service entertainment division of the U.S. States Army. Upon leaving the service in 1947, Mr. Faust farmed for a short time in partnership with his brother, Harold, on their parent's farm near Hawkeye. He was united in marriage Oct.16, 1950, to Mary Jean Meyer in Oelwein. He spent the next few years with a livestock feed company, insurance company, finance company and selling radio advertising for KOEL radio station in Oelwein. In 1955, Mr. Faust and a few friends purchased the KJAN radio station in Atlantic. During his 30 years as Co-Owner, President and Sales Manager of KJAN he became involved in many new areas of growth and expansion; adding FM Radio in 1960, purchasing a second radio station at Centerville, in 1965 and entering the cable TV field in the early 70s, eventually helping to organize and build 19 cable TV systems throughout Iowa. In 1985, Mr. Faust was honored by his fellow broadcasters and presented the Iowa Broadcaster of the year award. Mr. Faust served in leadership capacities in numerous state broadcasting organizations, as President of the Iowa Radio Network and as President of the Iowa Broadcasters Association.  In addition to his career in radio and cable TV, Mr. Faust was very active in local and church organizations having served on the church council of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Atlantic, Commander of the American Legion, President of the Atlantic Rotary Club, President of the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce and first President of the Atlantic Industrial Development Corporation. Mr. Faust also was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Atlantic Jaycees. During most of his life his main hobby was magic and he traveled extensively throughout Iowa and bordering states entertaining groups and organizations with his comedy magic act.Red and Mary had five children and six grandchildren. Upon retiring in 1985, they moved to Arizona splitting their time between their condo in the White Mountains of Northern Arizona and their winter home in Mesa in Southern Arizona. Current hobbies consisted of bridge, golfing and fishing. Red quit doing magic at the age of 80.
Red is survived by his wife, Mary Jean of Atlantic; his three sons, Michael Faust of Omaha, William Faust and wife, Brenda of Philadelphia, Pa. and Donald Faust and wife, Chris of Seattle, Wash.; his daughter, Patricia Faust of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; four grandsons, Christian Vincent, Daniel and Anton Faust; two granddaughters, Rachel and Madeline Post; several nieces, nephews and friends. Preceding Red in death were his parents; his daughter, Teresa; his brothers, William, Harold and Bob; and his sister, Dorothy Meyer. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, May 31 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Atlantic. Visitation with family present will be from 9:30 – 11 a.m., Friday, May 31 also at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Atlantic. A private family burial will be in the Atlantic Cemetery


June 06, 2013:  Eula.Lee.Weyant'55, deceased 2013May27.
A Celebration of Life service for Eula Lee Larson, 76, of West Union was held Saturday, June 1, at West Clermont Lutheran Church in Clermont.  Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Clermont, Iowa is handling the arrangements. Eula Lee Larson, 76, of West Union died Monday, May 27, 2013, at her daughter’s home in West Union.   Eula Lee, the daughter of George and Lula (Nading) Weyant, was born March 11, 1937, on a farm near Edgewood.  She attended school in Fayette.  She was united in marriage with Laverne Thomas Larson on Sept. 15, 1956, at West Clermont Lutheran Church in Clermont.  Eula and Laverne owned and operated the Clermont Café, a grocery store in Earlville, the Humboldt Hilton in Humboldt, Ariz.. In addition, Eula babysat in her home for many years in Prescott, Ariz. She enjoyed cooking, playing the slots and going to the track, spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren, watching the Phoenix Suns, making tacos, eating Barrel chicken, reading magazines, listening to country and polka music, and her handheld poker games.  Eula was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Craig Larson; and a grandson. Survivors include her husband, Laverne, of West Union; two daughters, Carla (Everette) Reaves of Sierra Vista, Ariz., and Christy (Wade) Stewart of West Union; 11 grandchildren, Zack Cartier, John Blankenship, Jessica Blankenship, Mariah May, Charity May, Marcus Reaves, Cydney Reaves, Isaac Reaves, Sarah Reaves, Summer Sigmon, and Dylan Stewart; and six great-grandchildren;  Additional survivors include four brothers, Whitey (Mary) Weyant of Center Point, Don (Shirley) Weyant of Nevada, Ia., Marlin (Vickie) Weyant of Oelwein, and Eugene (Michelle) Weyant of the Quad Cities; and four sisters, Luella Pattison of Knoxville, Pat Hanson and Lois (Mervin) Gregorson, both of Oelwein, and Phyllis Engler of Hazleton.

June 05, 2013:  Note from Jostin.Talcott'62 & bro. Steve.Talcott'58.
.... My Brother Steve (Talcott'59) and I (Jostin.Talcott'62) will be arriving at the Cedar Rapids Air Port 2012July18,  at 2:30 pm, we are staying at the Quality Inn that night.  We plan to visit some cousins in the area and then on the afternoon of July 19th we will head to West Union and attend the Class of 58 reunion.  That is the year Steve Graduated.  We are spending nights at Oelwein at the Park View motel.   Saturday we will spend in Fayette visiting with who ever shows up and going to the All Cardinal Reunion at the Opera House.  We will also spend Sunday in the Fayette Area.  On Monday after noon we will catch a plane in Cedar Rapids to head home.  We would like to see anyone we can during that time.   My phone number is 208- 523-1165, the cell phone I will be carrying on the trip is 208-520-3519.  Give me a call and we can make arrangements to meet

June 03, 2013:  Harry.Lamphier'52, deceased 2013Jun02.

Obit:  Harry Del Lamphier, 78 , passed away Sunday, June 2, 2013, at his home in Fayette. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 7, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Waukon. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church. Hanson Funeral Home in Waukon is assisting the family with arrangements. Harry was born March 23, 1935, to Joy and Bonnie (Knoebel) Lamphier in Lima. He graduated from Fayette High School in 1953 (Note/bz:  In FHS Class of 1952) and then served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955, spending most of his enlistment in Germany. Following his enlistment, he attended Upper Iowa University in Fayette, graduating in 1959. Upon completing his Bachelor of Arts degree in Education, he attended Winona State University in Mankato, Minn., where he received his Master's degree in Administration.  On Nov. 27, 1959, he married LaVonne Pollow in Sumner. He then served as an elementary school principal in the Dorchester/Waukon area for 35 years. Since his retirement, he enjoyed spending his time at 'The Camp' along his beloved Upper Iowa River. He also spent winters in Arizona and he enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family and friends.  Survivors include his wife; his daughters, Michelle Lamphier of Waverly and Jennifer (Dennis) Bockhaus of Nora Springs; a son, Michael of Cedar Rapids; three grandsons, Tony Bockhaus of Cedar Falls, Ben Kwapnioski of Omaha, Neb., and E-2 Seaman Michael Kwapnioski of Pensacola, Fla.; four sisters, Bonnie Kline of Oelwein, Mabel (Frank) Garcia of Oelwein, Carol (Steve) Niles of Fayette and Becky (Bruce) Ingersoll of Fayette; and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Beverly Edwards; his brothers, Bob and Jack; his sisters-in-law, Virginia and Lucy; and his brothers-inlaw, Bruce Kline and Bob Edwards.

June 01, 2013:  John.Anthony.Corkery'51, deceased 2013May28
Obit:  Corkery, John A. age 79 of Elk River (Minnesota), passed away peacefully at his home on May 28, 2013. John and his twin brother, James, were born to Harry and Anna (Riley) Corkery on July 19th 1933 in Fayette, Iowa. John was preceded in death by his parents, and by his siblings: Lowell, Margret, Eugene, and Lois Ann. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Colleen Ann. John graduated from Fayette High School in 1951 and from Upper Iowa University in 1955. After college, he joined the U.S. Army. John started his career in Decorah, Iowa- where he was a teacher and a coach. There, he met the ‘Love of His Life’ Miriam McKone; they were married August 17th, 1957. John then continued his education, completing his Master’s degree at Colorado State University. He was a high school principal at both Armstrong and Lake City High Schools. John finished his career at Linn-Mar Junior High (Marion, Iowa) and retired after 28 years. Throughout his career, John proudly received several awards, including the Iowa Middle School Principal of the Year and National Best School of the Year awards. John was also a recognized leader in helping students with special needs.  Strong family values influenced John and Miriam to relocate to Elk River, MN in 1994. This move allowed them to be closer to their children: Shawn Corkery (Kim Henderson), Maureen (Jeremy) Johnston and Kean (Jane) Corkery and their grandchildren Jennifer, Megan, McKone, Seamus and Flannagan. Mass of Christian Burial 12:30 PM Tuesday June 4, 2013 at the Church of St. Andrew 566 4th St. NW Elk River. Friends may gather 1 hour prior to Mass at the church. Private interment will be held sometime in September in Lawler, Iowa Memorials preferred “Until we meet again, may the Lord hold you in the palm of his hand”


May 15, 2013:  Ron.Nims'56, deceased 2013May13
Obit:  Ronald M. Nims was born on July 6, 1938 in Fayette County, IA, to Arlene Kamaus Nims and Melvin Nims. He died on May 13, 2013 at Iowa Methodist Hospital after a short illness.  Ron graduated from Fayette High School and was a proud Upper Iowa University graduate. He came to Des Moines and went to work as a CPA with Fogg, Nims and Company, where he spent his entire career. Ron loved his family, clients, job and farms. He was a very proud Iowa farm boy and was a good steward of his land; he enjoyed his farms.  Ron is survived by his wife, Virginia Sucich; his mother, Arlene Nims of Fayette; son, Craig Nims of Adel; daughters, Rebecca (Dave) Merritt of Grimes, Stephanie (Brian) Main of Johnston, Stacey (Scott) Hurst of Ankeny; step-sons, Paul (Mary) Sucich of Clive, Christopher Sucich of Bozeman, MT; nine grandchildren, Matthew Merritt, Jessica, Taylor and Jacob Main, Morghan and Mason Hurst, Daniel, Emilie and Grace Sucich; brother, Gene Nims of Grayslake, IL; and his former spouse and mother of his children, Donna Nims. Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bidwell Riverside Center or Peace Lutheran Church in Adel, IA. Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.  Services will be held at Hamilton's on Westown Parkway, 3601 Westown Parkway in West Des Moines, IA with visitation on Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. and the funeral service on Friday, May 17, at 2 p.m.


Apr 29, 2013: 
Updated email/snailmail for Nancy.Keding'75.Riley.

Apr 25, 2013
:  The Class of '63 has finalized 50th Reunion plans.

...Friday, 2013Jul19, 6pm:  The Class of '63 will meet on the 2nd floor of the Student Center on the UIU campus (information & maps have been sent to class members).  The cost at the door will be $25 for the evening to cover rent, food, misc.
...Saturday, 2013Jul20:  Brunch at 10am, cost $9, at the Fayette Community Church (old Wesleyan Methodist) west of the Fayette Clinic.  There will be golfing offered with details given Friday evening at the Reunion.  Saturday evening we will be part of the All School Gathering at the Opera House, with details discussed at the Friday evening Reunion at UIU.   Information has been mailed out by class contacts; please respond by Jun 30, 2013.  Contacts:  Helen.Kauten'63.Girard
helengirard@aol.com or Barb.Burget'63.Hackman barbh@acegroup.cc or Renee.Jellings'63.Voshell  563.633.4475  rvoshell@windstream.net

Apr 09, 2013:  Updated info or Donald.Evans'63.

Apr 07, 2013:  The Class of '73 will will have a catered lunch in the basement of the Opera House at noon Sat., July 20, 2013, for their 40th Reunion.  Contact person Rick.Hofmeyer  rhofmeyer@hotmail.com

 Apr 01, 2013  FHS Secretary Joyce Smith passed away.
Obit: 
Joyce E. Smith, 91, of Fayette, died Monday, April 1, 2013, at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette. Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 5, 2013, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fayette with Rev. James Brokman officiating. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Fayette. Friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Fayette where there will be a 4:00 p.m. Rosary on Thursday. Friends may also call for one hour prior to Mass at the church on Friday. Joyce Elizabeth Smith was born in Dubuque County, Iowa on May 20, 1921, to George C. and Vera Scott Stichler. At age ten she moved to West Union, Iowa, went to school and graduated in 1938. One year of Nurses College and two years of work followed. Marriage to Donald A Smith in May of 1941 was blessed with four children, Michael, Joseph, Julia, and Charlene. From 1947 until her death, she resided in Fayette. Joyce loved living in Fayette and the close proximity to friends and church. She loved the outdoors, her home, and spending time with her family. She served a term on the Fayette City Council and was a charter member of Big Rock Country Club. She received the “Friend of Education” award in 1980, “Award of Merit” from the Fayette School 1958-1984, “Walker of the Year” award in 1989, and the Citizens Award (Fayette) in 1988. She served on the Care Review Committee at Maple Crest for seven years, was a hospice volunteer for six years where she was awarded volunteer of the year in 1997, served on the Palmer Memorial Foundation Board, and was an active member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fayette for many years. Joyce is survived by her children, Michael (Sue) Smith of Des Moines, Joseph (Pat) Smith of Dunkerton, Julia (Jerry) Geurink of Whitehall, Wisconsin, and Charlene (Ray) Murray of Toledo, Iowa; ten grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, who died in 1977; a grandson, Kelly Murray; and a sister, Jannet Francis

Mar 15, 2013
: The Class of '58 has reserved the West Union County Club for their 55th Reunion to start at 6:00pm on Friday, July 19, 2013.  The All-Cardinal Gathering will take place at the Fayette Opera House on Saturday evening.  The West Union County Club needs to know the numbers attending so please make contact before June 15, 2013; the sooner the better.  Please contact other class members and get current snailmail and email updates posted.  Contact: Max.L.Gross'58, 3320.Hollman.Rd, Falls.Church.VA.22042-4112, 705.241.8330,  email gross_max@hotmail.com

Mar 15, 2013:  Added emai for Anfinson.Kolleen'58.Asaad

Mar 07, 2013, Deceased Marjorie.Hackett'54 Klink, Mar07,2013.

Mar 05, 2013
, Lois.Adeline'39 Schuchmann, deceased.
Obit: Lois Adeline (Kiel) Schuchmann was born in Fayette County, Iowa, on Sept. 13, 1921, on a farm north of West Union. She was the oldest child of Louis and Blanche (Stansberry) Kiel. She was baptized in the United Methodist Church, Fayette, and became a communicant member of the Zion Lutheran Church, West Union, on Oct. 12, 1945. Lois graduated from Fayette High School in 1939 and earned a B.A. degree from Upper Iowa University in 1965. She took graduate work from Iowa Teacher's College in Cedar Falls and correspondence from the University of Iowa, Iowa City. Lois taught in Rowley, Maynard, Hawkeye, and West Union for a total of 32 years, retiring in 1984. On Jan. 7, 1944, Lois was united in marriage with Clarence Edwin Schuchmann in Grand Island, Neb., St. John's Methodist Church. She returned to teaching in Maynard while Clarence flew to England to fly B17s. Lois was a member of the Retired Teacher's Association, Hannah Circle of the Zion Lutheran Church in West Union, and Town and Country Quilter's Guild. She taped requested material for the Commission for the Blind Library in Des Moines, for which Lois received an award from Governor Terry Branstad. Lois was preceded in death by a daughter, Loraye Anne in infancy; her husband, Clarence; her parents; and her brother, Hubert Kiel. She is survived by her son, Kent (Patricia) Schuchmann and their sons, Todd in Florida, and Chad in North Carolina; her daughter, Alayne (James) McMillan and their sons, Troy, Jubal, and Alexander, Modesto, Calif.; nine greatgrandchildren; brother-inlaw, Al Schuchmann, Pinckey, Mich.; nieces; nephews; neighbors; friends; and former students. Lois and her grandson Troy have been residing together since the death of her husband in 2006, until she moved to Stoney Brook Assisted Living in West Union. Services for Lois will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2013, at Zion Lutheran Church in West Union. A visitation will be held on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m., also at Zion Lutheran Church. Memorial donations may be given to Iowa Department for the Blind at 524 Fourth Street, Des Moines IA 50309-2364, or a charity of your choice.

Mar 02, 2013, The 65th Class Reunion for the FHS Class of '48:  will meet at Noon on Friday, July 19th of the All Cardinal Weekend, at the 'Prime Time' on Main.St.  Invitations have been sent to 15 members by Gary'59&Barb59.Fauser.Doughty, for further info, email contact barbandgaqry@netzero.com

Mar 01, 2013, Updated email for Bill.Miller'60.

Feb 25, 2013,  Lois Ann Corkery'53, deceased Feb 25, 2013.
Obit:  Lois Ann Corkery, 77, of Fayette, died Monday, February 25, 2013, at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette, following a sudden illness.   Funeral Mass will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 28, 2013, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fayette with Rev. James Brokman officiating. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Fayette. Friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Fayette where there will be a 4:00 p.m. Rosary and 6:00 p.m. Scripture Service on Wednesday. Friends may also call for one hour prior to Mass at the church on Thursday.  Lois Ann Corkery, daughter of Harry and Anna Riley Corkery, was born March 12, 1935, at Fayette, Iowa. She graduated from Fayette High School and Upper Iowa University. Lois Ann taught kindergarten for many years. She was a lifelong member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fayette.  She is survived by two brothers, James (Janis) Corkery of Independence and John (Mrynie) Corkery of Elk River, Minnesota; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Lois Ann was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Margaret Cain; and two brothers, Eugene Corkery and Lowell Corkery.

Feb 24, 2013, FHS faculty, Walter Farwell, Music 1954-1959, deceased Feb 24, 2013.
Obit: Walter, 84, of Tipton and formerly of Sidney, passed on early Sunday morning, February 24, at the Prairie Hills Assisted Living Center in Tipton, Iowa following an extended illness. Graveside memorial services, following cremation, with military honors, will be held on Saturday, March 2, at 10:30 a.m. at the Sidney Iowa Cemetery. A memorial is being established. There is no scheduled visitation. Local relatives include his brother, Rex Farwell of Red Oak, Iowa; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
Obit: Walter Maurice Farwell was born on March 29, 1928 in Walnut Township, Fremont County, Iowa, the son of Clyde and Erma (Liggett) Farwell. Walter entered into eternal rest on Sunday, February 24, 2013 in Tipton, Iowa. In 1930, the family moved to Prairie Township, where he attended Mt Hope and Sunnyside country schools. Beginning in the sixth grade, he enrolled in the Sidney Public Schools, graduating valedictorian of his Class of 1945. In the fall of 1945, Walter entered Tarkio College, but transferred to the Conservatory of Music in Kansas City the next year. While completing his senior year, he taught part-time at Weston, Missouri. He had just started full time teaching when in September of 1950 he was called up to the first draft quota from Fremont County, Iowa for the Korean War. After receiving basic training, his outfit, the 503rd Military Police Battalion, remained in Fort Bragg, NC as cadre in a Replacement Training Center. Besides his duties as military policeman, he organized a drum and bugle corps which performed at various military functions; served as chapel organist for the RTC Chapel; accompanied various USO performers and sang baritone in the “Coopers of Harmony”, a barbershop quartette in the battalion. After completing his master’s degree in August 1953 at Iowa City, he taught six years at Fayette, Iowa. He also served as head voice teacher at Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa. He returned to the public schools, teaching 1961-1967 at Tipton and 1967-1990 at Davenport, Iowa. At Davenport, he was cited three times as an outstanding teacher. He retired in June of 1990. Walter during his lifetime was an avid researcher of genealogy and local history. His genealogical research began with notes taken in 1941 from his Grandmother Farwell and widened through numerous genealogically oriented vacations throughout the United States. He was immersed in the English Public Record Office publications, which are elucidated only by his knowledge of Bracton’s medieval law. His genealogical research has appeared in several publication. He was a member of the Methodist Church where grace is ever present. It is true that His cup overflows.

Feb 22, 2013,  FHS faculty, Mel Kupferschmid,
deceased Feb 8, 2013.
Obit: LEXINGTON, S.C. - Melvin S. Kupferschmid, passed away Feb. 8, 2013, at age 84, of complications from Alzheimer's disease and lung cancer. Mel was born in Oakville, Iowa, on April 4, 1928, to Samuel, a sharecropper, and Lydia (Viellieber) Kupferschmid. Mel was the youngest of 7 children and the last survivor. A sister-in-law, Virginia Kupferschmid, Mediapolis, Iowa, is the last survivor by marriage. Educational degrees earned by Mr. Kupferschmid were a B.A. Degree from Iowa State Teachers College (now UNI), an M.A. From Western Illinois University with a major in school administration, and a post-masters degree from Drake University as a Specialist in School Administration. Mel's professional career began as a teacher and coach, which was then interrupted by a draft during the Korean War. Most of his military time was spent at Ft. Benning, Georgia, working as a court reporter in the legal department of the Combat Training Command. After serving 2 years in the military, Mel applied for a teaching job at Fayette, Iowa, for the positions of girls' basketball coach and also coach of boys' basketball and football. He coached at that school for two years. Next came an application for the position of principal at Maynard, Iowa, West Central School District, followed by the superintendence of that school district. In 1960 he retired from his educational career to pursue a career as an investment broker. Financial markets had been a long time interest to him since his early college years. After entering the brokerage business in 1960 as an A.C. Allyn representative in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 1961 he transferred to Waterloo, Iowa. After the transfer, he remained in the same office for 34 years even when the brokerage firm went through a number of name changes such as Francis I. DuPont and DuPont Glore Forgan, with the final office name of A. G. Edwards. Most Iowans, however, remember Mr. Kupferschmid as a championship girl's basketball coach. Over his 28-year coaching career, Mel's teams won 551 games and lost 125 games. This was an 81.5% winning record. His teams played in 13 state tournaments. Even more spectacular was the fact that his teams, both 6 on 6 and 5 on 5 girls, won 3 state championships, finished 2nd three times, and won the consolation third place game 3 times. More amazing was the fact that the 6 on 6 games were in one class statewide competition much like in the movie "Hoosiers." He was the first coach in Iowa to win state tournaments under the original two-court 6 player games, and the later five on five player game currently used. During one 4 year period, 1956-1959, his Maynard, Iowa, teams played in the championship game, winning in 1956 and in 1958 and becoming a runner-up in 1957. His 1959 team had won 58 consecutive games before losing in that championship game. Mr. Kupferschmid started a girls' softball team at Maynard in 1956, and his team participated in 4-team state championship tournaments on 3 occasions, winning the girls' softball state title in 1958. This marked the end of his softball coaching career. Mr. Kupferschmid retired from coaching for 16 years before being asked to become the coach of the Waterloo Columbus High School girls' basketball team for another 20 years, at the same time continuing in the brokerage business. At Columbus, the team went to the state tournament 8 of 9 years from 1982-1990, finally culminating in a 25-0 season with a 1990 state championship. Mel's great satisfaction was having some 20 players go on to play college basketball, with several becoming coaches. Mr. Kupferschmid retired to Sequim, Washington, and continued his interest in 3 areas – sports, financial markets, and gardening. Mel always had the perfect combination of jobs – working with stock market customers during the day, and then practicing with his teams in the late afternoons or coaching in the evenings. Mel Kupferschmid and his girls' basketball teams are mentioned in 3 girls' basketball books: "ONLY IN IOWA: Where the high school girl athlete is queen," Jim Enright; "THE ONLY DANCE IN IOWA," Max McElwain; and "FROM SIX ON SIX TO FULL COURT PRESS," Janice A. Beran – all available from Amazon. Mel married Grace Ann Gaffey on May 26, 1956, in Waterloo. They were married for 57 years. Survivors include his wife and children: Andrea (Scott) Baker, Lexington, S.C.; Lynn Angermeier, Simpsonville, S.C.; John, Bridgeport, Conn.; and Carolyn Kupferschmid, Burlington, Ky. All children earned college degrees and some, advanced degrees. Three grandchildren survive: Peter (Rebecca) Ralston, Ames; and Samantha Angermeier, and Clayton Angermeier, both of Clemson, S.C. A great granddaughter, Grace Ann, was born on Sept. 11, 2011, to Peter and Rebecca Ralston.  There were no services.

Feb 18, 2013,
Email updated for Sharleen Mullins'61 Gooder.

Feb 01, 2013, Merle Thompson'39 Sternberg,
deceased 2013Feb01.

Obit:  Merle T. Sternberg, 91, of Fayette, died Friday, February 1, 2013, at Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union. Memorial services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 7, 2013, at the United Methodist Church in Fayette, Iowa with Rev Jason Princer and Rev. Tom Biatek officiating.  Inurnment will be at Grandview Cemetery in Fayette.  Friends may call for one hour preceding services at the church on Thursday. Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Fayette is in charge of arrangements.  Merle Maxine Thompson Sternberg was born November 19, 1921, to Ada Beryl Euphrasia Chittenden and Malry Steward Thompson. Mr. Thompson was deceased eight months prior to Merle’s birth probably from injuries inflicted during World War II while serving on an ammunition train in France. Merle lived with and was cared for by her mother and her maternal grandfather, Sheldon Chittenden, both of Fayette.  Merle graduated from Fayette Consolidated High School in 1939 and from Upper Iowa University in 1943, with a B.A. degree after having failed to persuade her mother to agree to a year off to explore an interest in writing fiction. An early rejection soon settled the matter. Teaching for one semester in a very small town’s (Joice, Iowa) high school proved to be stimulating and as unsuited to her as she expected, so she eagerly accepted recruitment to U.S. Army Intelligence and a train ticket to Washington, D.C. About a year later, she accepted a transfer to The American National Red Cross, Pacific Ocean Area, and found herself in the Locator Office in Honolulu, Hawaii. He assignments was “to find men” that is to connect service personnel to other service personnel at the request of them to establish contact for social, not military, reasons.  After the end of World War II and back in the United States, she explored possibilities for graduate education and funding for same. Meanwhile, having aggravated a long standing spinal injury from polio, she withdrew for a year the application already accepted by the University of Chicago Graduate School of Social Service Administration. In that year an office position with the Women’s American Baptist Society Foreign Mission Society was added to their New York Office, which she accepted.  She was united in marriage with David Sternberg on September 9, 1961. Mr. Sternberg’s death occurred December 21, 1995, and Merle returned to Fayette shortly thereafter. She was an active member of the United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women and held leadership positions in both. She was also a supporter and benefactor of several other community organizations.  She is survived by cousins and a host of friends.

Jan 20, 2013, Email added for Carol.Anthony'73.Streeter.

Jan 08, 2013, Deceased Dale Otto Popenhagen'41.
Otto “Dale” Popenhagen, 87, of Oelwein and formerly of Randalia, Iowa, died Saturday afternoon, December 29, 2012, at Oelwein Health Care in Oelwein, Iowa. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at the United Methodist Church in Fayette, Iowa with Pastor Jason Princer and Pastor Michael Holmen officiating. Interment will follow at Grandview Cemetery, Fayette with Military Honors by the Arnold-Rogers American Legion Post # 312 of Hawkeye, Iowa. Friends may call from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at the Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Fayette and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. A Memorial Fund has been established in his name for Oelwein Health Care, Oelwein, Iowa. Otto Dale Popenhagen was born January 21, 1924 in Fayette County, Iowa the son of Otto G. and Alice Grace (Voshell) Popenhagen. In 1941, he graduated from the Fayette High School. Dale proudly served in the United States Army. On May 1, 1949, he was united in marriage to Helen Hinrichs at Grace United Methodist Church in Oelwein. Dale farmed and was also employed at Rath Packing in Waterloo. Helen died on September 8, 1985. On September 23, 2000, he was united in marriage to Ann Hutter at Peace Lutheran Church in Oelwein. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Fayette and the Arnold-Rogers American Legion Post #312 of Hawkeye. Dale is survived by his Wife, Ann Popenhagen of Oelwein, Iowa; 2 Daughters, Sandra (Bob) Craig of Kansas City, Missouri and Linda Pickett of Palm Bay, Florida; Step-son, Paul (Jan) Hutter of Mesa, Arizona; Step-Daughter-in-law, Joyce Hutter of Louisville, Kentucky; several Step-Grandchildren; several Step-Great Grandchildren; Brother, Duane (Katy) Popenhagen of Grinell, Iowa; and many Nieces and Nephews.He was preceded in death by his Parents; Wife, Helen; Son, Chip Popenhagen in 1997; Grandson, Michael Pickett; Step-Son, Jim Hutter; and a Sister, Lucille Tope

Jan 04, 2012, Deceased Duane Watkins'58, 2012Aug30.

Jan 03, 2012, Deceased 2012Dec29,  Phillip L. Fish'59 member.
Obit:  Phillip Fish, 72, of Oelwein passed away on December 29, 2012 at Allen Memorial Hospital. Memorial services will be at 1:00 PM on Saturday January 5, 2012 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be from 12-1:00 PM on Saturday as well. Inurnment will be at a later date in Woodlawn Cemetery, Oelwein.  Phillip was born in West Union on January 27, 1940 to parents Arthur and Cecelia Fish. He graduated from Fayette High school in 1958. Phillip served his country honorably in the United States Army. Phillip was united in marriage to Rosie Donathan and they later divorced. Phillip was a construction worker and operated a lawn care service until his retirement. He enjoyed fishing, lounging in his back yard, visiting with the Amish, and eating tomatoes with deb. He always had kind words for all.  Left to celebrate Phillips life is his Art Fish of Oelwein; his daughter Irene Maffei of Oelwein; his sisters: Anabel Meyers and Lillie Osbock, both of Georgia; his brother Robert Fish of Alabama; his special niece Kathy Petty; and many more nieces and nephews.  In death, Phillip has rejoined his parents Art and Cecelia; and his brothers Chuck Fish and Chester Fish. A memorial fund has been established.

Jan 02, 2013,  Deceased; Elaine Moore'57 Henry (Harry'57) Fall2012. 

Dec 01, 2012, Updated email for Kim.Schenck'80.

Nov 25, 2012, Updated snailmail for Bill.Miller'60.

Nov 23, 2012, Updated email for Roger.Burns'72.

Oct 15, 2012, Updated email for Don'63 & Dayna'62 Dummermuth Timmerman.

Sept 03, 2012,
Updated snail mail for David C. Wagner'68.  Robert Harold Matt'48member
moved 1947, graduated LaPorte City 1948; deceased 2012Aug29 at St.L.MO.

July 23, 2012
,  The Opera House hosted 150+ Sat. night on the All Cardinal Weekend.   Snailmail updated for Donna Heth'58 Milts & Shari Bierbower'62 Dietrich.

July 13, 2012, Phone info changed for Charlotte Alexander'57 Nordhus & Vivian Alexander'60 Guyer.

July 04, 2012, Email changed for Jacquelyn Rowland'47 Carlson.

June 21, 2012,  Snailmail updated for Donn Stansbury'45.  Email updated for Mike Smith'61.

June 09, 2012, 
Email added for Don Blaker'49.  Snail mail updated for Eric'72 & Wendy'72 (nee DeSotel) Linge.  Email updated for Wendy Wenthe'74 Novak.


April 15, 2012, 
AmericInn is now Boarders Inn & Suites ,at the 150/93 Intersection, 515 1/2 W. Water St.  Make reservations for the All-Cardinal or other visits by calling  563-425-0214, email  Fayettelodging@iowatelecom.net or online information at  http://www.stayboulders.com/    Boulders has a large group room available for gatherings.

April 15, 2012, Donald Brink'59,  deceased 2012Apr13.
Donald Robert Brink, 71, Postville, Iowa, died Friday, April 13, 2012, at his home in Postville, Iowa. Donald was born on November 5, 1940 in Lansing, Iowa, to LeRoy and Ella Mae (Wiemerslage) Brink and attended school in Lansing, Iowa. Donald joined the Army in October of 1968 during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged in October of 1972. Donald lived in Waterloo, Iowa, for the majority of his life where he worked for Black Hawk County for 27 years in Roadside Management. He has resided in Postville for the last seven years with his family. Donald is survived by siblings; Karen (Jerry) Heins, Caryl (Nathan) Heins, Dwayne “Bud” (Melody) Brink all of Postville, Iowa, Deanna (Mike) Gearhart of Ft. Peirce, Florida, Dean (Bonnie) Brink of Mabel, Minnesota, Deb (Bob) Turner of Lancaster, California, Darnell (Franz) Stitchcomb of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Daryl (Jean) Brink of Waukon, Iowa, Dawnita (Chad) Roemig of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Richard Steffens of Box Elder, South Dakota. He is also survived by his step-mother and step-father, Flora and John Engelhardt, Clermont, Iowa, and many nieces, nephews and friends. Donald was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents and nephew, Jay Heins. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, from 4 -8 pm at the Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Postville, Iowa, and one hour before services at the church on Wednesday. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at 10:30 am at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville, Iowa. The Rev. Steve Brackett will officiate. Burial will follow in the Postville Cemetery in Postville, Iowa, with military rites.

April 06, 2012, Shirley M. Davis'47 Livingstone, deceased.
Obit:  Shirley M. Livingston, nee Davis, Nov 13, 1929-Oct 16, 2011,  former resident of Petersburg, Athens and Springfield, beloved wife of the late Robert M. Livingstone; devoted mother of Linda (William) Porter of St. Charles, IL, David (Marsha) Livingstone of Macomb, IL and the late Jeffrey Livingstone; loving grandmother of Elizabeth Porter and Kyle & Shelby Livingstone; dear sister of Audrey Hurmence of Austin, MN and Norma (Robert) Mentzer of Tucson, AZ; fond aunt of several nieces and nephews. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Oakley and Marie Bennington Davis.

Feb 25, 2012, Email updated for LeRoy Mahoney'54.

Feb 18, 2012,
...Fayette School,1883:  Fayette Public School Report month ending May 25, 1883.  Primary Dept:  33boys, 24girls, total 57, ave/day39.  Hattie A. Thornton, Teacher.  First Intermediate:  16boys, 25girls, total41, ave/day32, Lizzie Sayles, Teacher.  Second Intermediate:  20boys, 19girls, 36total, ave/day29, Sade A. Cavanaugh, Teacher.  Grammer Dept:  boys15, girls21, total36, ave29,  Thomas V. Hunt, Teacher.  High School Dept:  boys8, girls20, total28, ave/day10.  P.R.Woods, Principal.  (Total School Enrollment = 198)
...Fayette High School graduates of 1891, Eighteen will address the public at the Opera House Fri, Mar 27, 1891.  The order will be:  Day Grannis, Frank O. Bench, Marilla Mathes, Cathren E. Wakefield, Thos. E. Fowells, Lucy E. Mumby, Cora B. Bench.  Wm. E. Boice/Boyce, Nellie C. Hayward, Carrie A. Barden, Nellie M. Burget, Sarah I. Bailey, Cora M. Bunnell, Lottie B. Davie, Harry H. Allen, John W. Kelly, Lucy A. Hunt, May L. Burgess.

Feb 15, 2012,  Dominic Grasso, FHS faculty early 1950's, deceased 2012Feb18.
Obit:  Dominic A. Grasso, 82, of Olathe, Kansas and formerly of Oelwein, Iowa died on Sunday afternoon, February 12, 2012 at Sunrise Assisted Living in Leawood, Kansas.  Mass of the Resurrection: 10:30 A.M. Saturday, February 18, 2012 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Oelwein, with Rev. Harry Koelker officiating. Visitation: 4:30 to 8:00 P.M. on Friday at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Oelwein. Rosary Service: 6:30 P.M. on Friday at the funeral home. Scripture Service: 7:00 P.M. on Friday at the funeral home. Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery, Oelwein, Iowa with military graveside services. A Memorial Fund has been established for the Oelwein High School Dollars for Scholars and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com   Dominic Anthony Grasso was born on April 17, 1929 at Oelwein, Iowa the son of Charles George & Maria Rose (Latanza) Grasso. He graduated from Oelwein High School in the Class of 1948. Dom then served in the U.S. Marine Corp. for four years during the Korean War. Following his military service, he enrolled at Upper Iowa University at Fayette where he graduated with a degree in education. Dom was united in marriage to Donna LaVera Stalker on August 22, 1953 at Rockford, Iowa. Dom taught and coached at various schools in Glenville, Minnesota, Pleasantville, Iowa City, Keokuk and at Garrigan Catholic High School in Algona. He received his Master’s Degree at Northeast Missouri State in Kirksville, Missouri. Dom was the Oelwein High School principal from 1977 until 1995. After his retirement in 1995, he and Donna moved to Olathe, Kansas to be near family. Dom was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church and the American Legion both in Olathe. He was Past President of the Iowa Association of School Administrators (S.A.I.) and a past member of the Oelwein Exchange Club.  Dominic is survived by his 2 Sons: Charles “Ed” (Angela) Grasso of Leawood, Kansas & Dominic (Barbara) Grasso of Fredericksburg, Virginia; 8 Grandchildren: Nathan (Natalie) Person of Sacramento, California, Danielle Grasso of Leawood, Kansas, Blake Grasso, Alexis Grasso, Ana Grasso, Chase Grasso, Isabella Grasso and Ava Grasso all of Fredericksburg, Virginia; Great Grandson: Dominic Person; Sister: Anne (James) Kennicott of Jesup; Brother: Anthony (Nellie) Grasso of Hazleton; Sister-In-Law: Veronica Stalker of Clive; Brother-In-Law: Ed (Donna) Stalker of Albert Lea, Minnesota; and numerous Nieces & Nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; wife: Donna on January 28, 2012, daughter: Rose Person and her husband: Nate; grandson: Giovanni Grasso; 2 sisters: Mary Grasso and Dorothy Yoch; 7 brothers-in-law: Steven Stalker, Lyle Stalker, Rodney Stalker, Charles Stalker, Jim Krause, Henry Gorzynski and Emil Yoch and 3 sisters-in-law: Norma Krause, Audrey Gorzynski and Maxine Stalker.

Feb 22, 2012,  Harold Lockwood'45, deceased 2012Feb21.
Obit:  Harold Bernard Lockwood, son of Lewis and Ann Elizabeth Hill Lockwood, was born September 22, 1927, at Valentine, Nebraska. He moved to Fayette with his family and graduated from Fayette High School in 1945. Harold served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and with the U.S. Coast Guard during both the Korean and Vietnam wars. After retiring from the Coast Guard in 1970, Harold returned to the Fayette area where he worked as a substitute mail carrier. On Tuesday, February 21, 2012, his death occurred following a lengthy battle with cancer at the home of his daughter in Sumner, where he had been living for the past eleven weeks. He was eighty-four years old and was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fayette and the Fayette American Legion. Among his many interests were fishing, woodworking, collecting, mushroom hunting, and watching Bonanza on television. Harold is survived by one son, Troy (Anne-Marie) Potter of St. Johns, Michigan; two daughters, Deborah Lockwood of West Des Moines and Kasey (Troy) Buchholz of Sumner; seven grandchildren, Matthew Overton, Meredith Otis, Joshua and Benjamin Potter, and Julia, Lily, and Josie Buchholz; two great grandchildren, Hudson and Kasen Otis; one brother, Robert (Ruth) Lockwood of Littlestown, Pennsylvania; and three sisters, Helen Scheidel of Fayette, Mary Ann Roach of West Union, and Frances Popenhagen of Wadena. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, February 25, 2012, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fayette with Rev. Jim Brokman officiating. Interment will follow at St. Francis Cemetery in Fayette with military rites provided by the Fayette American Legion. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, February 24, 2012, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Fayette where there will be a rosary recited at 4:00 pm. Friends may also call for one hour preceding mass at the church on Saturday. Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Fayette is in charge of arrangements.

Feb 14, 2012, Maury (Maurice) Smith'79, info updated, ISU1984, MBA2001, Husb.1992.Dana.Brandorff, ch. Hunter1994, Miranda2000, Honeywell.Internat.

Feb 10, 2012
, Susan Capell'79 Jebson, added email & updates.

Feb 05, 2012, Kraig Robert Kime'79, deceased Feb 5, 2012.
Obit: Kraig Robert Kime, 50, 1961Aug13-2012Feb05, of rural Fayette, Iowa, died on Sunday morning, February 5, 2012 at his home.  Mass of the Resurrection: 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Fayette with Rev. Dale J. Rausch officiating. Visitation: 3:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Maynard and for one hour before the Mass at the church on Wednesday. Scripture Service: 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment: St. Francis Cemetery, Fayette, Iowa. A Memorial Fund has been established. Online obituary at
www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com Kraig Robert Kime was born on August 13, 1961 at West Union, Iowa, the son of Robert Keith & Irma Marie (Bouska) Kime. He graduated from Fayette Community High School in 1979. Kraig was united in marriage to Lori Monica Riley on May 3, 1980 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church at Fayette. Kraig worked for AgVantage FS, Inc. as a liquid petroleum salesman. Kraig was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church at Fayette where he was an usher, served on the parish council and was a money counter. He enjoyed camping, snowmobiling, motorcycling and attending his children’s school events. Kraig was on the S.I.A.C. Committee at West Central and was also a West Central Little League coach. He especially loved to spend time with his family. Kraig will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. Kraig is survived by his wife, Lori Kime of Fayette; 3 Children: Kaleb Kime, Collin Kime and Mikaela Kime all at home; Parents: Robert and Irma Kime of Fayette; 6 Siblings: Cindy Kime of Springfield, Missouri, Sharon (Mike) Rettinger of Oelwein, Chris Kime of Fonda, Dean (Patricia) Kime of Merrill, Lisa Bonnichsen of Des Moines and Ed (Lori) Kime of Sumner; Father-In-Law: L.M. Riley of Fayette; Brother-In-Law: Larry (Laura) Riley, Jr. of Springville and numerous Nieces, Nephews, Aunts, Uncles & Cousins. He was preceded in death by a Brother in infancy: Keith; Nephew, Aaron Rettinger; Mother-In-Law: Georgie Riley; Grandparents: J.M. & Mayme Bouska and Byron & Pearl Kime; Uncle: Bill Kime and an Aunt: Linda Kime.

Jan 18, 2012, Barbara Fish'63 Thompson, deceased 2012Jan18.
Obit:  Barbara Jean Thompson, daughter of Robert and Mary Collett Fish, was born February 8, 1945, at Port Townsend, Washington. At an early age, her family moved to Fayette where she received her education, graduating from Fayette High School in 1963.  On January 31, 1970, she was united in marriage with Henry Thompson at West Clermont Lutheran Church in Clermont, Iowa. She assisted her husband on the farm for many years. At one time she had worked at Upper Iowa University in Fayette and City Laundering Company in Oelwein. A very happy moment for Barbara occurred on December 20, 2011, when she was baptized by Rev. Carl Tenney of the Fayette Community Church. Barbara’s death occurred at her rural Randalia home on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, following a lengthy illness. She was sixty-six years old. In addition to her husband, Henry of Randalia, she is survived by one son, Brian of Randalia; her mother, Mary Fish of Fayette; two sisters, Patricia Potter of Decorah and Roberta (Everett) Anderson of Waukon; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend Marion Rogahn of Fayette. Barbara was preceded in death by one son, Todd in 1984; her father, Robert Fish; her grandparents; five aunts; and one uncle. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, January 21, 2012, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Fayette with Rev. Carl Tenney officiating. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Grandview Cemetery in Fayette.

Jan 15, 2012,  Lowell Voshell'68
, deceased 2012Jan15.
Obit: Lowell “Mike” Voshell, the son of Paul and Ethel (Neumann) Voshell was born on November 1, 1949, in Oelwein, Iowa.  After graduating from Fayette High School, Mike enlisted in the United States Army and served his country in Vietnam. Mike was united in marriage on October 12, 1974 to Theresa Smith. In 1976, Mike opened Voshell's Service Station in Fayette.  He has been a member of the American Legion Post 339. Mike has served as a Fayette firefighter since 1975, and has been the chief since 1984.  Mike passed away Sunday, January 15, 2012, at his home.  Mike is survived by his wife of 37 years, Theresa; two daughters, Allison Voshell of Des Moines, IA., and Josie Voshell of Fayette, IA.; two brothers, Duane (Carolyn) Voshell of Cedar Rapids, IA., and Gary (Barb) Voshell of Peoria, AZ; an aunt, Hazel (Bud) Jensen of West Union, IA.; two nieces, Valerie (Dominic) Griegerich and their children Collin and Halie of Anita, IA., and Anita (Josh) Davis of Kennesaw, GA; and several cousins and in-laws. He is preceded in death by his parents. Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, January, 18, 2012 at 10:30 am at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Fayette, IA. A private family inurnment will be held at a later date. Military Funeral Honors conducted by the American Legion Post 339, Fayette, IA. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 17, 2012, from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm, with a scripture service at 7:30 pm at S.K. Rogers Funeral Home in Fayette, IA.  S.K. Rogers Funeral Home, Fayette, IA is in charge of arrangements. Mike was the Fayette Fire Chief since 1984 and on the Fire Dept. since Oct. 1975.

Dec 14, 2011, Email added for Julie Hubbell'77.

Dec 02, 2011
, Email added, snail mail updated for Thomas Borchert'63.

Nov 29, 2011, Mabel Marie Popenhagen'55 Sandhagen Bockholt, deceased Nov 29, 2011.
Obit: Mabel M. Bockholt (July 30, 1938 - November 29, 2011), 73yrs, of Fairbank, Iowa died on Tuesday evening, November 29, 2011 at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, Iowa.  Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home at Oelwein, Iowa; Officiating: Rev. Bob Browne; Visitation: from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Friday at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home and after 9:30 A.M. on Saturday; Interment: Grove Hill Cemetery in rural Readlyn, Iowa.  Memorials may be given in her name to Cedar Valley Hospice  Online Obituary at: www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com   Mabel Marie Popenhagen was born on July 30, 1938 in rural Wadena, Iowa, the daughter of Joy and Fern (Ward) Popenhagen. She graduated from Fayette High School at Fayette, Iowa in 1955. Mabel married Roy Sandhagen and they later divorced. On August 20, 1961 she married Henry Duane Bockholt at the Little Brown Church at Nashua, Iowa. Mabel was a homemaker, a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church at Oran, Iowa and a member of the Red Hat Society.  Mabel is survived by: 4 Daughters—Bev (Gerald) Buhrow of Readlyn, Iowa Becky Siggelkov (Joe Tiedt) of Sumner, Iowa Judy (Duane) Henle of Cedar Falls, Iowa Jackie Gildard of Denver, Iowa 3 Sons—Brian (Laura) Bockholt of Readlyn, Iowa Jeff Bockholt of Oran, Iowa Rob (Christy) Bockholt of Sarasota, Florida 23 Grandchildren 18 Great Grandchildren 2 Sisters—Shirley (Norman) Kleinlein of Arlington, Iowa Dora (Jerry) Bartels of Oelwein, Iowa Brother—Harold (Leone) Popenhagen of Wadena, Iowa Sister-in-law—Fran Popenhagen of Wadena, Iowa Fiance`--Romaine “Bud” Schaefer of Waverly, Iowa  She was preceded in death by her Parents—Husband (H. Duane Bockholt on October 23, 1994)—Daughter and Son-in-law (Brenda and Dennis Neil on September 16, 2001)—Son (Bruce Bockholt on June 4, 1977)—Son-in-law (Jim Oberheu on May 7, 1989)—and a Brother (Russell Popenhagen).

Nov 26, 2011, Charotte Sally Clark'47 Brown Heber, deceased Nov 26, 2011.
Obit.Charotte Sally Clark Huber  1929-2011 died saturday Nov. 26th  at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, Iowa.  She was born Dec. 23, 1929 in SanAntonio,TX,  daughter of Charles Raymond and Ethel Clark  She married Bunett Brown April 16, 1948 in Waterloo,Iowa. He died April 14, 1962. She married Leonard Heber Aug. 3, 1963. He died May 23, 1999.    Sally graduated from Fayette High School in 1947, attended Pitze`s Beauty School.  Employed as a book keeper at Rath Packing Co. and later Dean`s heating and Air Conditioning in Cedar Falls.  Survived by a son, Brad Brown od Cedar Falls and two daughters, Cynthia Marley and Sandra Durtschi, both of Idaho Falls, Idaho, eight grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Preceeded in death by two sisters, Phyllis Bunting and Patricia McNamer. Services thursday at 1 pm  Richardson Funeral Service   Cedar Falls. Visitation there from 11 am until services. Condolences may be left at      www.richardsonfuneralservice.com 

Nov 15, 2011,  Jim Ingels'67, deceased Nov 13, 2011.
Obituary:  James G. Ingels, 63, of Fayette, died Sunday morning, November 13, 2011, at Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union, Iowa.  Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. Thursday, November 17, 2011 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Maynard, Iowa with Rev. John Kerr officiating. Visitation: 4 to 8 P.M. on Wednesday at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Maynard, and for one hour before service at the church on Thursday. Interment: Long Grove Cemetery, Maynard, Iowa. Memorials may be given in his name to the Fayette County 4-H, Palmer Memorial Foundation or First Presbyterian Church, Maynard.  James Gerhard Ingels was born September 9, 1948, at Oelwein, Iowa, the son of Marvin and Lois (Benzer) Ingels. On June 7, 1968, he was united in marriage to Susan Wilcox at Oelwein, Iowa. Jim farmed in the Fayette area and also drove school bus for the West Central Community School and Northeast Iowa Community Action. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Maynard, where he served as an elder, Farm Bureau, Pork Producers, Hebron Masonic Lodge #374 A.F. & A.M. and was a past 4-H leader. His interests included horses, traveling, spending time with his family and watching his grandchildren’s activities.  Jim is survived by his wife, Susan Ingels of Fayette, Iowa; Sons, Chad (Tammy) Ingels of Randalia, Iowa and Jeffrey (Allison) Ingels of Maynard, Iowa; Daughter, Beth (Mike) Zuehlke of Madison, Wisconsin; Grandchildren, Colton, Kameryn and Cullen Ingels of Randalia, Iowa, Ty, Cooper and Brooks Ingels of Maynard, Iowa and Alexandria and Maxwell Zuehlke of Madison, Wisconsin; Mother, Lois Ingels of Fayette, Iowa; Sister, Marva Jo (Gene) DeBoer of Adel, Iowa Mother-in-law, Lois Wilcox-Gambill of West Des Moines, Iowa. And many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Ingels; and father-in-law, Bill Wilcox.

Nov 14, 2011, Email updated for Bill Hughs'58.

Nov 07, 2011- Rosemary Kauten'54 Johnson, deceased Nov 04, 2011.
Obituary:  Rosemary Johnson, age 74, of Viroqua (WI), passed away peacefully in the early morning hours on Friday, November 4th, 2011 at her home. She was born in Stanley, Iowa on April 29, 1937 to Lawrence and Barbara (Mihm) Kauten. She graduated with honors from Fayette High School in Fayette, Iowa. She met and married the love of her life Johnnie Johnson, and together with their children, after living in many cities and states, then eventually settled in Viroqua, WI. She worked for 21 years at Vernon Memorial Hospital until her retirement just a few years ago.  Rosemary will be remembered for her love of family, gardening, and her tireless work ethic. She always had a crossword puzzle in progress and nearly always finished them . . . in ink!. She was known for her fabulous cooking. There was always something good cooking in her kitchen. Through the years, when any of her children came to visit, she would always have their favorite foods waiting for them when they got there. Throughout her life, Rosemary taught her family how to live gracefully; and now she has taught them how to die gracefully.  She is survived by her loving husband: Johnnie; her 12 children: Jackie (Gary) Doherty, Janet (Roger) Hildebrand, Denise (George) Gill, Sue (Lance) Swanhorst, Jeanne Miller, Charles (Cheryl) Royer, Yvonne (Jack) Rubin, David Royer, Michael (Carlos) Royer, Julie (Parker) Moore, Cristi (Henry) Letang, Jerry (Thea) Johnson; her step children: Sue, Vicki, Sherri, and Mike; 19 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Rosemary is also survived by her siblings: Bill (JoAnn) Kauten, Alice, Mary (Jim) Lincoln, Barb (Dick) Gehrke, Helen Girard, Fran (Mary) Kauten, Margaret (Bob) Rosenbaum, Teresa (Boyce) Harker, Ralph (Erica) Kauten. Rosemary was preceded in death by her parents Lawrence and Barbara, and her brother Jimmy.  Family and friends are welcome for visitation from 2 - 6 pm on Monday, November 7th at Reetz-Thorson Funeral Home, 856 S. Rusk Ave., Viroqua, WI. Rosary would be said at 6:00pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 400 Congress Ave, Viroqua, WI at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 8th with interment to follow at Rising Sun Cemetery. Lunch will be served at St. Mary’s Church following the burial. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Rosemary’s name to Vernon Memorial Hospice or Gunderson Lutheran Cancer Center.


Oct 22, 2011
-Email updated for  Lynn Kaune'78 Kinne

Oct 10, 2011-Jerry Tann'62, deceased Oct 9, 2011.
Obit: Gerald Lee "Jerry" Tann, 67, of Cedar Rapids, died unexpectedly in his home on Sunday, October 9, 2011. Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 13, 2011, at First Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids, by Rev. Kay Slocum. Family will greet friends: 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, October 12, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Cedar Rapids. Burial with military honors: Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. A reception will be held at Indian Creek Country Club in Marion beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday. Survivors include his son, Kevin J. Tann of Cedar Rapids; and #1 and only grandson, David Tann. He was preceded in death by his wife and mother. Jerry was born May 24, 1944, the son of Dora Tann, in Fayette, Iowa. He graduated from Fayette High School and served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. On February 16, 1967, Jerry was united in marriage to Rosella "Rosie" Berglund in Cedar Rapids. Jerry owned and operated Tann Sales, Inc. for many years. His passions were friends, family, and sports. Jerry officiated for many years, including football for 42 years and basketball for 28 years. He was intensely loyal to youth football programs, the Iowa Hawkeyes, and the Washington High School Booster Club. "GO WARRIORS AND HAWKS!"

Oct 01, 2011- Dennis Conner'62, deceased Sep. 30, 2011.
Dennis L. Conner,  son of Raymond Everett and Marjorie Shepard Conner, was born May 15, 1943, at Fayette, Iowa. He graduated from Fayette High School in 1962, and served with the U.S. Army from December of 1964 to December of 1966.  On December 31, 1964, he was married to Judy Salmon. They later divorced. He was married on December 5, 1983, to Cheryl Chase and later divorced.  Shortly after his return from military service, Dennis employed his own construction crew in the Fayette area until 1984, when he began working as a carpenter for Upper Iowa University in Fayette. He remained at Upper Iowa until 2004, when ill health forced him to retire. Three years ago he moved to Oelwein to make his home with his son, Robert and family. His death occurred there on Friday, September 30, 2011, following a lengthy illness. He was 68 years old.  Dennis had been a member of the Fayette American Legion, the Fayette Jaycees, and the Randalia Volunteer Fire Department. Among his many interests were spending time with his grandchildren, hunting, fishing, and shooting a game of pool. He is survived by one son, Robert (Laura) Conner of Oelwein; three daughters, Georgia Conner of Oelwein, Connie Conner of Maynard, and Denise Conner of Oelwein; seven grandchildren; and two brothers, Darwin “Beezer” Conner of Fayette and Roger Conner of Postville.  He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Donald Conner; and one sister, Melva, who died in infancy.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 4, 2011, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Fayette with Rev. Carl Tenney officiating. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Monday, October 3, 2011, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Fayette and for one hour preceding services at the chapel on Tuesday. Interment will be at Lima Cemetery in rural Fayette. 

July 20, 2011-  Email added for John Manson'67 & wife Kathlyn Cue'67 Manson.

July 07, 2011-Email changed for Kip Knight'59.

July 06, 2011Dale Fogle,  UIU student late 1940's, FHS P.E./Coach early 1950's. 
Obit:  http://www.brenny.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1168982&fh_id=12224

June 28, 2011Shinners Bar & Grill on Main Street will have a DJ Tommy Friend from 8pm-12am on Saturday evening, July 16, of the All Cardinal Weekend.  
...The New UIU Student Center will be open during the summer (news release, pics, campus map).
http://www.uiu.edu/ocm/news/2011/apr/student-center.html
www.flickr.com/photos/upperiowauniversity/sets/72157625011583664/
http://www.uiu.edu/resources/fayettemap.html

June 27, 2011-  Email Added for Donald Evans'63.  Email and snailmail updated for Cathy Cushion72 Heldt.  Email address removed for bouncing:  Duane Stansbury'47, Darwin Dean'77.

June 23, 2011-  Email updated for Mike Smith'61.

June 20, 2011- Deceased mid June 2011, Jim Rohde'63.

Obit:  James Leo Patrick Rohde, 66, went to be with his Lord, June 17, 2011, at 3:12 a.m. at University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison, WI. Jim was born February 26, 1945, in a farm house outside of Readlyn, IA, the 5th of 7 children of Bernard John and Mildred Blanche (Betsinger) Rohde. He attended country school thru Feb 1951, then moved to a farm north of Fayette, IA. He attended grade school in Fayette until 1953-54 school year when he attended catholic school in West Union, IA. At that time they moved to his grandpa Martin Rohde’s farm west of Tripoli, IA and attended country school there for the ’54-’55 year. The summer of ‘55 the family moved back to the Fayette farm and Jim attended Fayette School through graduation in 1963. He joined the U.S. Navy in May of 1963. During his time in the Navy, he spent May of 1963 to August 1963 in basic training. His carrier choice in the Navy was as an Aviation Electrician. From March of 1964 through March of 1965 he was on Midway Island and worked on EC121 Super Constellation or Super Connie. From March 1965 through March 1966 he was in squadron VQ-1 Atsugi, Japan where he worked on EC121’s and A3D Sky Warrior’s on many islands and in Vietnam. In March 1969 he transferred to NATTC (Naval Air Technical Training Center) in Jacksonville, FL where he was an instructor in “A” school. In February on 1971 he met Sandra Louise (Perkins) Kirk and on November 24th, 1971 caused her to change her name. He got two for the price of 1 with Sandi and her daughter Anissa Lynn Kirk age 2 ½. By age 3 ½ she became Anissa Lynn Rohde. In March of 1974 he was assigned to VAW 125 in Norfolk, VA and worked on the E2C Hawkeye aircraft and sailed on board the USS John F Kennedy (aircraft carrier) CV67 on which he cruised the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas and also made a North Atlantic Cruise. The Kennedy was hit by the USS Belknap at this time. In July of 1977 he was assigned to NAMTD (Naval Air Maintenance Training Detachment) 1024 NAS (Naval Air Station) Norfolk, Va. to instructor duty. December 8, 1979, was another classic day as he and Sandi were blessed with Constance Marie Rohde. In August of 1980, he was re-assigned to VAW124 in Norfolk, VA to work on the E2C Hawkeye on board the USS Chester W. Nimitz (aircraft carrier) CVN68. He advanced to rank of E8 SCPO (Senior Chief Petty Officer) and on Sept. 30, 1983, he retired and arrived in his new home port of Monona, IA, in October of 1983. He worked odd jobs through 1983 and then went back to school. He took 2 two year courses and graduated with high honors from both. He got a job offer from 3M Company of Prairie du Chien, WI, and worked there till 1996, when he was offered early retirement due to attrition. He then worked for Lochner Motors in the service department in Prairie. After Lochner Motors closed he went to work for Homesteader Homes in Prairie until he finally really retired in 2005. Through the years Jim was a volunteer fireman for various fire departments and really enjoyed the work he experienced there. He was a council member of St. John Lutheran Church in Farmersburg, IA, and Treasurer of the Men’s Group up until his death. Jim was always willing to do whatever needed to be done at church, with the fire department or just any friend neighbor or family member. He was also a proud member of St. Olaf American Legion Post #388. He was always there for his fellow man and had a deep and abiding love for Jesus Christ his Savior. Jim is survived by his loving wife, Sandi of Farmersburg, IA, his daughters Anissa Lynn (Jeff) Bartels, Bloomington, WI, and Connie Marie (Jeff) Meyer of Prairie du Chien, WI, his four beloved grandchildren David Michael Bartels, Michelle Anissa (friend Steven Page) Bartels and Bryan Allen Bartels all of Bloomington, WI, and Jacob James Meyer of Prairie du Chien, WI. He will also be sorely missed by his brothers and sisters; Constance (Connie) May (Roger) Halvorson of McGregor, IA, Bernard (Ben) Martin Rohde, Joseph (Joe) Bernard (Rachel Johnson) Rohde of Fayette, Donald (Don) Roger (Wendy) Rohde of Marion, IA, Catherine (Cathie) Marie (Don Auxter) Langel of Kirksville, MO, and half sister Nancy Fay (Harold) Gade of Waverly, IA. Jim is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews including his godson Michael John (Kristie) Rohde of Boone, IA, great nieces and nephews and one Uncle Curtis Ray (Betty) Betsinger of Waverly, IA, and many, many cousins. Jim was preceded in death by his mother & father, a brother John Charles Rohde, aunts and uncles Margaret Lena Betsinger (Casper)Zwanziger, George Edward Betsinger, Jr, Dorothy Fay Betsinger (Oren) Chestnut, Lester Cornelius (Bernice) Betsinger, Irene Mae Betsinger (Norbert) Harrington, Charles Leland (Dora) Betsinger, Martha Amelia Rohde (Lloyd) Woodruff, Frances Agnes Rohde (Henry) Anhalt, Alice Caroline Rohde (Joe) Anhalt, Joseph Jacob Rohde, Edwin Martin Rohde, Leo Anthony Rohde, Mary Rosalia Rohde (Arthur) Kaiser, Clara Elizabeth Rohde, Leona Helene Rohde (George) Reidinger and numerous cousins. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. “Anchors Aweigh” Jim 

June 15, 2011Jerome Yearous'40, deceased June 9, 2011.
Obit:  Leslie J. “Jerome” Yearous, 88, of Fayette died Thursday, June 9, 2011, at Good Samaritan Society – West Union following an extended illness.  Services were held Monday, June 13, at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Elgin. Inurnment followed in the Illyria Cemetery, rural Elgin.  Leslie Jerome Yearous was born in 1922 in Elgin to Jacob and Bertha (Medberry) Yearous.  He attended schools throughout the northeast Iowa area, graduating from Fayette High School with the class of 1941.  Jerome served in the United States Air Force from 1942 to 1945. He flew with the 8th Air Force, seeing combat missions throughout Germany during World War II. A consummate patriot, Jerome loved his country, fought hard for the lives and freedom of the people of the United States. He was always unwavering in his dedication and his belief in freedom. It is his greatest accomplishment and legacy to his family and country.  On Nov. 3, 1945, Jerome married Marion Katherine Pardol of Chicago, Ill. They had two children. Jerome and Marion began their lives with their children in Arlington. They moved to Oelwein in 1956, then to Inver Grove Heights in 1964. Jerome worked as a farmer, entrepreneur, and in real estate. He also engaged in creative woodworking as a lifetime vocation. His favorite moments were those spent with his wife and children fishing, camping and traveling across the United States and Canada. The curious Yearous family, always eager to learn the extraordinary about the ordinary wayside of history, stopped at and read every roadside historical marker.There was no story left untold, no piece of history left unexamined, no person's value left unaware. Jerome had an insatiable curiosity about people and history. He was a well-read man, self-taught historian, and keeper of all military factoids. Encounters with Jerome were always informative and knowledgeable. Engaging in a conversation with him led to three things: country, politics and education. Rarely did people walk away from an encounter without learning something new about their country or themselves. After the Yearous children graduated from high school, Jerome and Marion moved to Stevens Point, Wis., and retired shortly thereafter.  Jerome’s retirement years were spent traveling with his wife across the United States. It was not unusual to get a postcard from Seattle, Wash., and Washington, D.C., in the same month.  When Marion, his beloved wife, died in 1989, Jerome began his real estate and appraisal business in northeast Iowa. Never a man to sit still for long, he was out mingling again with his fellow Iowans.  He loved Iowa; he loved the people, the politics and education. Coming from a long line of schoolteachers, farmers and preachers, he encouraged his children to become educators, which they did – an accomplishment of which he was so very proud.  In addition to his wife, Marion, Jerome was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Juanita (Yearous) Guinn. Jerome is survived by a son, Dennis (Barbara) Yearous of Des Moines; a daughter, Marilyn (Yearous) Albert of Madison, Wis.; grandchildren Michael (Stacey) Yearous, Michelle (Kenny) Yearous Burnnell, and Melissa (Jeremy) Yearous O'Neil; great-grandchildren Caitlan O'Neil, Gerald Patrick O'Neil, Emma Yearous and John Michael Yearous. Also surviving are a half sister, Gladys (Yearous) Hackman of West Union; a brother, Charles Yearous of LeClaire; a brother-in-law, Chester Guinn of Des Moines; and many nieces and nephews who always looked up to their dear Uncle Jerome.

June 13, 2011-  Updated address for Mike Ashby'61.  Added email contact for Judy Miller'61 Davis.  Reviewed All Cardinal page for current info for Sat, July 16, 2011.

June 07, 2011- Updated email for Carol Iliff'56 Anderson.  Updated Marian Iliff'62 Cox, deceased Fontana.CA Feb 9, 2011, b. Aug 22, 1945, parents Ray & Adella Iliff.

May 30, 2011-  Deceased Kenneth L. Butters Sr, father of Ken Butters'63, Tom Butters'66, Steve Butters'70, Mary Butters Peyres'73
Kenneth L. Butters of Fayette, Iowa died May 30, 2011, at Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union, following a sudden illness. Ken was born March 20, 1922, in Mallory Township of Clayton County, Iowa the son of John A. and May Long Butters. He graduated from Oelwein High School and served with the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. He was united in marriage with Imelda Graybill, and he and Mel made their home in Fayette since the early 1950’s. Ken had been a member of the American Legion Post #339 of Fayette.  He is survived by three sons, Ken (Mona) Butters of West Des Moines, Iowa, Tom Butters of Boston, Massachusetts, and Steve (Pauline) Butters of Kona, Hawaii; one daughter Mary (Aaron) Peyres of Ponchatoula, Louisiana; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ethel Suhumskie of Sun City, Arizona.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Mel who died April 5, 2009; his parents; and one brother, John. 

May 27, 2011-Email added, address updated for Peg Eischeid'61 Reinert.

May 26, 2011- Email updated for Marge Webb'62 Hamlin.

May 25, 2011- Deceased Bruce Keding'71
Obit:  Bruce J. Keding, 57, of Des Moines, formerly of Fayette, died Saturday, May 21, 2011, at his home in Des Moines.  Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at S.K. Rogers Funeral Home, Fayette. No other services are planned. A private family inurnment will be held at a later date.  S.K. Rogers Funeral Home, Fayette, is in charge of arrangements.  Bruce James Keding was born Aug. 19, 1953, in Sumner to Meryl and Verdine (Lau) Keding.  He was baptized at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Buck Creek and confirmed at Hope Lutheran Church in Westgate. He was a past member of Grace Evangelical Church in Fayette.  After graduating from Fayette High School in 1971, Bruce went on to attend school in Kansas City, studying computer programming.  He worked at Gateway in Sioux City for approximately 10 years. He then moved to Des Moines, where he worked for Kent Lehs Construction, working on new homes and remodeling projects.  Bruce spent much of his free time working on rental homes in the Des Moines area, as well.  In 1978, he was wed to Linda (Wilson) Heineman and enjoyed the raising of two children. The couple were later divorced. Bruce was known as “Bob the Builder” in his neighborhood, as he was always helping someone out. He had a very kind heart. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Erwin and Hilda Keding and Henry and Leona Lau. Survivors include his mother, Verdine Keding of Fayette; his father, Meryl Keding of Oklahoma; his son, Brian Keding of Waterloo; his daughter, Angela Lashbrook of Waterloo; three sisters, Diane (Eugene) Shahan of Oklahoma, Nancy Riley of LaPorte City, and Rhonda Hohenstein of Missouri; two brothers, Glen Keding and Lyle Keding, both of Fayette; four grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and -nephews.

May 23, 2011- Deceased Darline M. Zupke'43 Gruetzmacher, May 23, 2011.
Obit:  Darlene M. Gruetzmacher, 85, of Mason City, Iowa and formerly of Hazleton, died on Saturday morning, May 21, 2011 at the Hospice Inpatient Unit at Mason City, Iowa. Funeral Services: 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at Peace Lutheran Church in Oelwein, Iowa; Officiating: Rev. Mark E. Lavrenz from the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Mason City, Iowa; Visitation: from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Friday at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein and after 9:30 A.M. on Saturday at the church; Interment: St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery at Westgate, Iowa.  Darlene May Zupke was born on May 29, 1925 at Sumner, Iowa, the daughter of Carl Phillip and Eva Lela Fern (Paul) Zupke. She graduated from Fayette High School at Fayette, Iowa in 1943. Darlene married Harold Frederick Gruetzmacher on June 6, 1947 at Fayette, Iowa. She was a country school teacher near Hawkeye, a office clerk at Gamble’s Store, sales clerk at the Conner’s Department Store in Oelwein for 24 years until it closed in 1986 and assisted Harold on the farm for many years. Darlene was a former member of Peace Lutheran Church in Oelwein and was currently a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Mason City. She has lived in Mason City since 2005. Darlene enjoyed spending time with her family, loved to garden, walking, ballroom dancing with Harold, and attending church functions. Darlene enjoyed listening to KCMR radio station in Mason City and was a friend of KUNI public radio in Cedar Falls. Darlene is survived by: Son—Dwight (Nancy) Gruetzmacher of Duluth, Minnesota 4 Daughters—Vicki (Steve) Wolfe of Mason City, Iowa Jackie Tallman of Cresco, Iowa Kelly Renee (Merle) Brockshus of Mason City, Iowa Kristi Kay Gruetzmacher of Clear Lake, Iowa 10 Grandchildren—Sara (Rob) Berding of Mason City, Matt (Courtney) Wolfe of Mason City, Heidi Wolfe and Blake Cooper of Mason City, Tony Tallman of Coralville, Benge (Gisele) Tallman of Iowa City, Lindsay Tallman of Coralville, Josh Brockshus of Mason City, Noah Brockshus of Mason City, Talia Gruetzmacher of Duluth, Minnesota and Clayton Gruetzmacher of Duluth, Minnesota 6 Great Grandchildren—Morgan and Ethan Beals, Logan (Sara) Berding, Dakota Scott, Elliot Pace, Madelyn (Matt) Wolfe, and soon to be born grandson to Heidi and Blake Brother—Vaylard (Lorna) Zupke of Randalia, Iowa Sister-in-law—Gladys Klemp of Sumner, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her Parents—Husband (Harold F. Gruetzmacher on December 12, 2003.

May 18, 2011- Added email for Judith Elaine Salmon'63 Taylor.

Apr 20, 2011- The Cardinal Class of 1976, will hold their 35th Reunion on the All Cardinal Weekend.  Dinner Sat. night at Rob/Sherryl Pennebaker's house, and going downtown after.  Contact person, Marti Linge Jensen  martijensen526@gmail.com

Mar 22, 2011-  Email updated for Todd Glidden'79.

Feb 17, 2011-  Email changed for Joel Doty'45.

Feb 14, 2011- Obit:  Burnice Leon Johnson(FHS'48)  Franks, 80, of Lisbon, formerly of Mount Vernon and Mechanicsville, died February 9, 2011 in her home. Private family services will be in Lisbon Cemetery. Arrangements with Morgan Funeral and Cremation Choices, Mount Vernon.
Surviving Burnice are a son Charles Jr. “Chuck”, Lisbon; two daughters: Ricki Onstott, and Ann Clark, both, of Mount Vernon; seven- granddaughters, one grandson, and eleven great-grandchildren.  Preceding Burnice in death were her parents, Rudolf and Eunice Bailey Johnson; her husband; two sisters, Carmen and Anna, a brother Arnold (Berniece) Johnson, Portland, Oregon and son-in-law Arnold “Arnie” Onstott.  Burnice was born May 14, 1930 in Elgin, and graduated from Fayette High School in 1948. She married Charles “Chuck” Franks, December 6, 1948 in Fayette. He died January 24, 1997. Burnice and her family lived in Oelwein until 1966 when they relocated to Mount Vernon. She worked as a line technician at Collins Radio, Cedar Rapids.  Burnice’s greatest joy was to spend time with her husband dancing, camping, traveling, and playing their various musical instruments. Their love for dancing started when Burnice and Chuck worked at the Oelwein Ballroom after WWII. Every summer Burnice, Chuck and children set off on a grand adventure in the family camper to various parts of the country. The grandchildren enjoyed spending time camping and at the farm with grandma and grandpa.  Burnices’ children are working on the Rudolph Johnson family history. Rudolph is the son of Ole and Anna Johnson, buried at the St. Olaf Cemetery. If anyone has any information of the Johnson family, please contact Ricki Onstott.

Feb 12, 2011-  Obit summary:   Ethel Jeanne Morrow Gillette passed away Feb 2, 2011.  Dau of Charles Henry Morrow & Myrne Sarah Law.  She graduated from Oelwein HS, attended Coe,  worked was one of J. Edgar Hoover's personal secretaries, married Roman Adolph Gillette on May 7, 1944.  Parents of class members of FHS;  William'67(deceased)  Richard'65, Melody'63.  Ethel graduated from UIU in 1958 and received an M.A. from Western State Col. in Gunnison.CO, 1968.  She taught school in IA, MN, CO and wrote articles published in numerous newspapers.

Feb 8, 2011-  Email added for Art Langerman'48.

Feb 6, 2011-  Added email for Robert H. Matt'48 member. Moved 1947; graduated LaPorte City in 1948.   Father was Harold D. Matt, Supt 1944-1947.

Jan 8, 2010-
  Dale Maxson , 93, of Fayette, passed away Jan. 5, 2011, at Palmer Lutheran Health Center, West Union. Visitation will be Saturday, Jan. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the S.K. Rogers Funeral Home in Fayette. No other services are planned per Dale's request. A private family inurnment will be held at Grandview Cemetery in Fayette.  

Dale, although not attending Fayette schools, had five children graduate from Fayette and UIU; Judy'57 Larry'58, Becky'59, Ron62, Petty67.
Obit:  Dale Maxson, age 93, of Fayette, IA, passed away January 5, 2011 at Palmer Lutheran Health Center, West Union, IA. Visitation will be Saturday, January 8, 2011 from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm at the S. K. Rogers Funeral Home in Fayette, IA.  A private family inurnment will be held at the Grandview Cemetery in Fayette, IA.  Dale John Maxson, the son of Earl and Doris (Fiddick) Maxson was born August 2, 1917 in Greene, IA. He attended school and graduated from Greene High School.  Dale was united in marriage with Gladys Dailey on November, 14, 1937 in Greene, IA. They moved to Fayette in 1940, where he was employed by Interstate Power Company and later was Manager. After he retired in 1980, they enjoyed going fishing at Prairie du Chien, WI, where they had a trailer for man y years. Later he enjoyed spending winters in Mesa, AZ. He moved to Stoney Brook Village in West Union, in 2007.  Dale was on the Fayette Fire Dept. for 22 years, 8 of them as Fire Chief. He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed hunting, golf (had a hole-in-one in 1966), riding his bicycle, playing cribbage, following his favorite Chicago Cubs and being with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He especially looked forward to his annual birthday party.  Dale is survived by his 5 children: Judith (Dennis) Brumm of Britt, IA, Larry (Pat) Maxson of Shallowater, TX, Rebecca Maxson of Tucson, AZ, Ronald (Mary) Maxson of West Liberty, IA and Peggy (Terry) Emanuel of Anamosa, IA; 11 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; one sister, Beth Johnson of Waterloo, IA and many nieces and nephews and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife and 3 brothers, Lyle, Lowell and Glen.  Memorials may be given to the Fayette Community Library, 104 W State St., P.O. Box 107, Fayette, IA 52142 or to the Fayette Fire Department, 5 E. State Street, Fayette, IA 52142.

Dec 30, 2010- Corrected name in listing, i.e. James Aanes to Janis Aanes'71.  Added married name for Jean Ann Streeter'71 Vangenderen.  Corrected married name for Sylvia Pauline Hendrix'73 Hall and added email.

Dec 24, 2010- Updated '61 to the most current data.

Dec 5, 2010-  Deceased Lois Roberts'48 Cornish, 12/5/10.

Obit: Lois I. (Roberts'48) Cornish, 81 of Canoga Park, CA passed away peacefully on December 5, 2010.  She was the loving wife of the late, Donald L. Cornish, whom she married on June 30, 1951. She was born in Fayette, Iowa on July 10, 1929,  the daughter of Rex and Martha (Welsh) Roberts. Following high school, she went to school in Omaha, Nebraska, then moved to Washington and joined the FBI. After marrying and raising a family, she worked for the Los Angeles School District for 23 years as a cafeteria manager. After retirement, she volunteered at a local hospital. Loving mother of Jean Denbo, Charles Cornish and Richard Cornish. Precious grandmother of Adam, Trevor and Brad and proud great grandmother of Brianna, Brock, Brylee, Brynn and Brielle. A dear sister of Zeta O'Hara and Richard (Dick) Roberts. She joins Donald, her husband of 35 years and their son,  Robert Donald Cornish (Bob) in Heaven.A celebration of her life was held on Monday, December 13, 2010. She was laid to rest at San Fernando Mission Cemetery with her husband, Don, and near her son, Bob.

Nov 28, 2010- Deceased Charleen M. Wareham48 Alsip.
Obit: Charleen M. Alsip, 80, of rural Hazleton, Iowa, died on Thursday morning, November 25, 2010 at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa. Funeral Services: 10:30 A.M. on Monday, November 29, 2010 at the Grace United Methodist Church in Oelwein, Iowa; Officiating: Rev. Darwin Moore; Visitation: from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Sunday at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein, Iowa and after 9:30 A.M. on Monday at the church; Interment: Floral Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery at rural Oelwein, Iowa  Charleen May Wareham was born on May 14, 1930 at Chicago, Illinois the daughter of Charles and Ida May (Schwestka) Wareham. She graduated from Fayette High School at Fayette, Iowa in 1948 and received her B.A. in elementary education from Upper Iowa University at Fayette, Iowa in 1962. Charleen married William Harold Alsip on February 14, 1963 at Omaha, Nebraska. She was an elementary school teacher at Fayette, Iowa, Aurora, Iowa, Waterloo, Iowa and in the Oelwein Community Schools. Charleen was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Oelwein, the National Education Association, and the Iowa State Education Association.  Charleen is survived by: 4 Daughters—Dalyn (David) Corbin of Fayette, Iowa Charla Nefzger (Randy Conrad) of Hazleton, Iowa Trudy (Eric) Irwin of Dallas, Texas Robyn Alsip (fiancé-Julian Arce) of Dallas, Texas 4 Grandchildren—Dawn, Amy, Abigail, and Ethan 3 Great Grandchildren—Adrianne, Bailey, and Brenton She was preceded in death by her Parents and her Husband (William H. Alsip on September 19, 1975).

Nov 13, 2010-  Classes holding reunions on the All Cardinal Weekend will be '81, '61, '56.   Classes not heard from yet are '76, '71, '66, '51, '46

Sept 12, 2010-  Don Downing'53, deceased Sept 11, 2020.
 Obit:  Donald F. Downing, age 75 of Fredericksburg died Saturday, September 11, 2010 in Rochester, Mn. August 29th, 1935 - September 11th, 2010  Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, at the United Methodist Church in Fredericksburg.  Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Fredericksburg with Gene Nelson, Vernon Uhlenberg, John Ross, Bob Ross, Denny Ott, and Ken Harada serving as pallbearers. Friends may call Monday, September 13, 2010, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Hugeback and Chenoweth Funeral Home in Fredericksburg. Visitation will continue an hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Donald Frank Downing was born August 29, 1935, the son of Frank W. and Emma (Schreiber) Downing in Westgate, Iowa. He graduated from Fayette High School in 1953. Don continued his education at Upper Iowa University, receiving his bachelor’s degree in Education in 1957. He later earned his master’s degree from St. Mary’s College in Winona, MN. On September 2, 1956, Don was united in marriage to Betty Kuhens in Fayette. To this union, three children were born. Don worked as a teacher in Fredericksburg all his life. He was a junior high football coach, and worked as the announcer for all of the varsity football games. He was an avid Mark Twain collector. He enjoyed antique shopping with his wife, and they together collected small bird figurines. He enjoyed camping with his family at Paradise Valley and also hunting pheasants, squirrels, and rabbits. Don is survived by his two daughters, Stacy (Dave) Crabtree and Gerri Moore, both of Mt. Vernon; one son, Jim (Patty) Downing of Lakewood, Co; a sister, Margie (Bob) Johnson of Jamaica, Vt; four grandchildren, Kevin (Michelle Clark) Crabtree, Kasey (Ryan) Jones, Alex and Allison Moore; and two great-granddaughters, Maiha Richardson and Natalie Bemer. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 44 years, Betty.  Cemetery: Rose Hill Cemetery 699 N Jackson Street Fredericksburg, IA

Aug 26, 2010-  Clyde Duane McFarlane'44, deceased Aug 24, 2010.
Obit:  Clyde Duane McFarlane, 84, died Tuesday, August 24, 2010, at Maple Crest Manor, Fayette. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, August 28, 2010, at Bethel Presbyterian Church, West Union, with interment at Lima Cemetery, Lima.  Clyde is survived by his wife; five daughters, Linda (special friend Don Reisinger) of Lawton, Okla., Sandra (Brian) Gossman of Ames, Sharon (Kyle) Comer of Lone Tree, Tracy (Dale) Elsbernd of Calmar, and Paula (David) Shott of Clermont; four sons, Dale (Judy) McFarlane of Fayette, Joy McFarlane of Fayette, Robert (Joyce) Mc-Farlane of Randalia, and Paul McFarlane of Cedar Rapids; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Violet Thompson of Springfield, Mo., and Barbara Lansgaard of Pensacola Fla. Clyde was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother, JD McFarlane; two granddaughters, Amy and Melissa McFarlane; and a great-grandson, Brady Mc-Farlane. Clyde Duane McFarlane son of James and Polly (Lambert) McFarlane, was born Oct. 30, 1925, on the family farm in rural Fayette. He graduated from Fayette High School. Clyde was united in marriage to Thelma (Lansgaard) on Aug. 22, 1946, in the Marion Lutheran Church in Gunder, recently celebrating 64 wonderful years of marriage The couple lived and farmed in the Fayette area their entire lives. It was only until the fall of 2008 when Clyde retired from farming. As well, Clyde drove truck, hauling feed and livestock for Heying Firm Inc. Clyde was a longtime member of Bethel Presbyterian Church in West Union.

Aug 9, 2010-  Email updated for Janet Bantz'59 Meaney.

July 28, 2010- Uploaded is a panorama pic of Fayette students, Oct 1923, standing in front of the 1916/17 High School.  The 1923 pic is in chronological order in the Annual/Class folder.   http://public.fotki.com/iowaz/fayette_iowa_high/?cmd=rearmanl    Click the 'get original uploaded photo' link under the med pic to open a larger version which can be saved.  If you recognize anyone post the info to me. 

July 27, 2010-
  Updated email for Germaine Chumbley'46 Wettersten. 

July 19, 2010- 
http://public.fotki.com/iowaz/fayette_iowa_high-1/cardinal2010/  Pics from the All Cardinal Weekend 2010 at the Opera House and along Main St.  Pics of '69,'70,'71 are from Linda Pickett.   Pics can be uploaded if sent by attachment or disc.  Pics can be saved to your harddrive.  Click a thumb to open a med pic.  Click the 'get original uploaded photo' link under the med pic, which opens a larger version.  Right click on top of the larger pic and select 'save as.'  Navigate to a folder of choice on your harddrive or storage media and save.
http://www.iowaz.info/cardinals/cardinalreunion.htm  '61 and '56 will be having a reunion gathering  at the 2011 All Cardinal on Fri evening and at the Opera House on Sat evening.  Any classes with Reunion plans please keep us posted so we can update information.  Email and web pages are the only form of All Cardinal communication so please send email changes and additions for Cardinals

July 18, 2010- Email updated for Mike Eischeid'59, Dennis Maurer'59, Donald Blaker'49.

July 14, 2010-  Dale Hackett'44, deceased July 12, 2010.  Obit:  Dale W. Hackett, 83, of Anamosa, died Monday, July 12, 2010, at St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids, following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church, Anamosa, with interment in the Riverside Cemetery in Anamosa, with military honors by the Anamosa Veterans. The Rev. Laurie Riley will officiate at the services. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa, where Masonic services will be held at 7 p.m.  Surviving is his wife, Joan; three children, Christine (Greg) Jensen of Hamlin, D. Kim Hackett, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Greg (Kelly) Hackett of Jefferson S.C.; four grandchildren, Katie and Molly Jensen, Drew Hackett and (fiancée Abby Jons) and Skylar Hackett; one sister, Marjorie (Ken) Klink of West Branch; a brother, Robert (Fran) Hackett of Salem; and a brother-in-law, T. Nick (Nancy) Toutsch of Maquoketa. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Roy; and a sister, Dorothy.  Dale W. Hackett was born Oct. 3, 1926, at West Union, Iowa. He was the son of Gordon and Bernice (Older) Hackett. Dale graduated from Fayette High School with the class of 1944. He went on to serve in the United States Army during World War II. Dale served in the Pacific Theater and later at the Pentagon, before he was discharged in 1949. Dale continued his education at Upper Iowa University at Fayette graduating in 1951. Dale Hackett and V. Joan Toutsch were married May 30, 1951, at Fayette, Iowa. Dale's first teaching position was at Arlington, Iowa. He started working toward his master's degree in Elementary Education at the University of Iowa in 1952. He completed his degree in 1955. Dale taught from 1955 until 1959, at Polk Elementary in Cedar Rapids. He came to Anamosa in 1959, and was the kindergarten through eighth grade principal and later the kindergarten through sixth grade principal. He wore many hats during his tenure and had students and staff in as many as five separate buildings at the same time. Dale retired from the Anamosa Community Schools in June 1989. Dale was a member of the United Methodist Church, the Anamosa Masonic Lodge, where he was the treasurer of the Blue Lodge and the secretary of Knights Templar. He was a very active member of the Anamosa Rotary Club since 1963 serving as an officer for many years. He also served on the Senior Housing Board, as board member and secretary, served on the R.S.V.P. board, had been an Ambassador for the Anamosa Chamber of Commerce and was a lifetime member of both I.S.E.A. and the N.E.A. (educational organizations). Dale was also proud of his many years of association with the American Legion.  Inn his spare time, he enjoyed a good game of cribbage with his friends, Joe and Chuck, or a game of bridge with Patty, Laurie and his wife, Joan. He also enjoyed a great book and the many hours he spent working projects on his computer. He will be greatly missed.

July 9, 2010- Kathy Kimball'85 Thomas as of July 09, 2010 advises that  "The Gathering Place"  has two rooms left for the 2010 All Cardinal weekend if anyone needs a place to stay.  Call 563-880-4091 (cell) or 425-9039 (her business phone).  Kathy states, "Our Coffee Bar (BBK'S Brewed Awakenings) will be open all weekend including the evening for food and non-alcohol drinks.  So there are options for places to stay and eat.  Both of these businesses are located at my folks' home (Don and Mary Kimball)-- one block south of the Opera House."

July 8, 2010-  Deceased Fall of 2009,  Chris Sparkman'62.   Updated address for Rick Daniels'78.  Several bouncing email addresses were removed from the email database.  PLEASE keep me posted of email address changes and also send email for any Cardinal not of listed on the email page.

July 7, 2010Group email sent.  The email address has been removed from the Cardinal email page for any bouncing/returned emials.

Cardinal reminders:  All Cardinal, golf, Cardinal T's/Jackets, need
addresses,  genealogy,  Cardinal pics.
===2010 All Cardinal, July 17,  browse for info on the main page.
http://www.iowaz.info/cardinals/cardinalreunion.htm

THE OLD OPERA HOUSE (the central gathering location for Sat. evening, 5-7
pm)
...The Old Opera House  (Masonic/Eastern Star Lodge) has been refurbished
and is wheel chair accessible.  The outside and main floor has been
gorgeously restored and it is air-conditioned.    An evening meal will be
available at the Opera House for Cardinals and Fayette Citizens, Saturday,
5-7pm,  the evening of the All-Cardinal.  Cost is $10 for 'Pulled' Turkey or
Pork Sandwich, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Fruit Salad, Brownie, with Lemonade
(sugared), ice tea (unsweetened) or water.  Plan to arrive close to 5pm so
as not to miss any of the Cardinals in attendance.  Please put on a name tag
at the door with name, class year, present hometown.  This is a 'walk-in'
meal/social put on by the Opera House committee; no reservations are
necessary.  Dress is totally informal; whatever you are comfortable wearing.
Anyone is welcome, not just former FHS students.  We encourage town/area
people to visit for the meal or just walk in to socialize awhile between
5-8pm.

===="Interested in playing some organized golf  on the 2010 Cardinal
Weekend?"  Big Rock CC is attempting to put together a golf outing, 2 person
best ball on either Saturday, or Sunday...whatever has the majority
number....if you're interested in playing, email brcc@iowatelecom.net

====Nancy at Blimpie's has some extra Fayette Cardinal T's & Jackets
available.  Picture on the main Cardinal page
http://www.iowaz.info/cardinals/cardinalreunion.htm  You can email or call
her for info/details:  blimpie@mchsi.com   , phone  563-425-0214.  T's $18,
Jackets $65, shipping included in price.

===Please send email and postal address updates whenever available so the
pages can be kept current.  Current email addresses and web pages are the
only ways I personally communicate Cardinal info.
http://www.iowaz.info/cardinals/cardinalemail.htm
http://www.iowaz.info/cardinals/cardinalclasses.htm

===If you are working on family history/genealogy surf the photo site for
Fay.Co reference material/maps or check with me for burials or possible
descendent tree info already posted in my master FTM file.

===All the Cardinal annuals I could find are uploaded in the photo site;
just have to browse to find them.  I will/can add any Fayette or Cardinal
pics/info to the photo site or web pages.  If you have old pics or current
to add I just need them attached or a disc sent.  For those classes holding
reunions during the All Cardinal get me any pics you want uploaded into a
photo album.

===If you have questions send a post to me by July14.

June 25, 2010- Email updated for Barbara Nading'59 Miller.

June 15, 2010-  Margaret Corkery'36 Cain deceased June 6, 2010.   Obit:  Services were held Thursday, June 10, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fayette for Mary Margaret Cain, 91, of Rochester, Minn., formerly of Fayette. Rev. Jim Brokman officiated. Interement was in the St. Francis Cemetery. Becker-Milnes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She died Sunday, June 6, at Charter House in Rochester, Minn. Mary Margaret Cain was born to Harry and Anna Riley Corkery Jan. 8, 1919, in Fayette. June 25, 1950, she married Thomas L. Cain at St. Francis Catholic Church in Fayette. He died Jan. 31, 2005.  Margaret graduated from Upper Iowa University in Fayette and was an elementary school teacher before her marriage. She and her husband moved to Burlington and opened a McDonald’s restaurant in 1964. They owned five McDonalds over the years. They were very involved in the Burlington community until they moved to a retirement home in Rochester in 2001. Margaret was a member of St. John and Paul Catholic Church in Burlington. She was a former member of Burlington Golf Club, Eagles Club, Chamber of Commerce, Moose Club, Elks Club and other community organizations. She and her husband were involved with the start of Hope Haven in Burlington and the Ronald McDonald House in Iowa City. They received the St. Gregory’s Medal from the Pope for their contributions to Catholic Charities. Margaret enjoyed traveling, especially to Hawaii and Ireland. She liked to cook and entertain and most enjoyed giving St. Patrick’s Day parties, which included her favorite Irish music. Survivors include her daughter, Cathleen Cain of Charter House in Rochester, Minn.; two brothers, James Corkery of Independence and John Corkery of Elk Run River, Minn.; one sister, Lois Ann Corkery of West Union; one brother-in-law, Father John Cain of Spencer; five sisters-in-law, Gladys Daniels of Sioux Falls, S.D., Veronica Dyer of Sacramento, Calif., Sister Thecla Cain of Dubuque, Ellie Corkery of Byron, Ga., and Rita Cain of Larchwood; special cousins, Jack and Betty Riley of Galena, Ill.; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Colleen Cain; one son, Thomas C. Cain; two brothers, Lowell Corkery and Eugene Corkery; three brothers-in-law, Steve Cain, Father James Cain and Sylvester Cain; and two sisters-in-law, Margaret Corkery and Patsy Cain.

June 15, 2010
- Derryl Dumermuth'41 deceased June 7, 2010:  Obit:  Memorial service will be Friday, June 18, at the Tulare United Methodist Church at 4 p.m. for Derryl Dumermuth. Derryl A. Dumermuth, 85, of Tulare, Calif., formerly of Fayette, died June 7 at Tulare Regional Medical Center. Derryl Albert Dumermuth was born to Albert and Pearl Dumermuth on a farm near Elgin, Aug. 2, 1924, the fifth of six children. He attended a one-room country school near the farm for eight years and graduated from the high school in Fayette, in 1941. He attended Upper Iowa University and Iowa State College until he enlisted in the Marine Corps early in 1944. After World War II, he earned his bachelor’s of science degree from Upper Iowa and then attended summers at Iowa State College, University of Iowa, Northern Arizona University, University of Arizona, Stanford, and University of Washington. In 1955, he received the Master of Arts degree at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Ariz.  When the huge influx of students studying on the G.I. Bill threatened to swamp the faculty at Upper Iowa in the fall of 1946, Derryl was hired to teach mathematics at the University. The next year he accepted the position of teacher/principal at the high school in New Providence. Five years later, he was hired as high school principal at Marana, Ariz. In 1962, he brought his family to Tulare, Calif., where he served as Math Department Chairman for 28 years, retiring in 1990. In 1976, he started teaching a class in computer programming, the first computer class of any sort in Tulare. In 1987, he developed a class in AP Calculus, the first Advanced Placement course in the city. Derryl has served as president of the Kiwanis Club of Marana, Ariz., Tulare High School CTA, Tulare Y’s Men’s Club, the local Sons of Norway Lodge, Tulare Historical Society and was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Order of Eastern Star, and the Kiwanis Club of Greater Tulare. He was the coordinator of the Docent Program at the Tulare City Historical Museum for a number of years. At the United Methodist Church of Tulare, Derryl served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees, the Finance Committee, and the Endowment/Memorial/Scholarship Committee. Additionally, he served as President and Secretary/Treasurer of United Methodist Men, Lay Leader, Sunday School Superintendent, and Church Historian.  In 2001, Derryl wrote “A Town Called Tulare” as a fundraiser for the Tulare Historical Museum. Two years later, “Tulare Legends and Trivia from A to Z”, written by Derryl in collaboration with his wife, was published, also to support the museum.  High School yearbooks were dedicated to Mr. Dumermuth in 1952 and in 1981. In 1976, he was chosen as the “Outstanding Math/Science Teacher in Tulare/Kings Counties,” and as a mentor teacher for two consecutive years starting in 1986. In 1988 and again in 2003, the TUHS student body chose him as Grand Marshall of the Homecoming Parade.  Derryl married his high school classmate, Wanda Brause'41, June 6, 1947. Son John and wife Mercedes live in Sparks, Nev.; daughter Deanna and husband Douglas Marlitt live in San Martin, Calif.; Derryl’s granddaughter Rebecca Marlitt Schilling and her husband Brice live in San Jose.

May 14, 2010
-  Email added for;  Shirley Mohlis'66 Cockerham, Dennis Bumgardner'63, Janice Schabacker'58 ReifsteckLinda Henry'66 Stites listed deceased.

May 12, 2010- Phone added for Dennis Conner'62.

May 11, 2010-  Deceased Lois Frances Carley'46.  Obit:   Frances Carley, 84, April 24, 1926-May 11, 2010,  of Oelwein, Iowa died on Tuesday morning, May 11, 2010 at the Arlington Place Assisted Living in Oelwein, Iowa.  Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery at Oelwein, Iowa.  Frances is survived by her Sister—Shirley Nelson of Oelwein, Iowa 2 Nieces and 3 Nephews. She was preceded in death by her Parents—Sister (Maureen Schmidtke)—and 2 Brothers (Jack Carley and a twin brother Maurice Carley.  Lois Frances Carley was born on April 24, 1926 at Oelwein, Iowa the daughter of Elza H. and Rosella (Kint) Carley. She graduated from Fayette High School in Fayette, Iowa in 1946. Frances worked with her father at Carley Plumbing in Fayette before moving to Oelwein in 1971. In Oelwein she worked at several restaurants and at the Goodwill Store. Frances was a former member of the United Methodist Church in Fayette, Iowa. She has been a resident of Arlington Place in Oelwein since march of 2010. Frances enjoyed reading, playing cards, and spending time with her longtime friend Mary Colvin.

May 10, 2010-  Email addresses updated:  Marti Linge'76 Jensen, Carolyn Hennig'63 Kisser.  Bounced email addresses removed for:  George Capell'FAC, Joe Beck'72M, Philip Leverington'72.  Snail mail updated for Dennis 'Jack' Wenthe'67Class of '67 will hold their 45th Reunion during the All Cardinal Week-end in 2012, contact person is Jack Wenthe.  Email added back for Kathy Kimball'80 Thomas with is a contact person for the '80 Reunion on the All Cardinal Weekend.

May 5, 2010- 1970-40th:  A combined Reunion of the Cardinal Classes of  69',70',71'  will be held on the All Cardinal Week-End,  similar to that held in 1980.  Anyone is welcome to show up.   Festivities will include a social gathering at Jack Frey's house on Friday night.  And a catered meal at Jack Frey's around 6:00pm on Sat evening.   All other activities are on your own.  Jack Frey has space to park campers and there is always Klock's Island.  Contact persons are  Jim Anderson'70  sodie24@yahoo.com  , Mary Wedemeier'69, Lawless and Tom Petsche'71.   The class reps will be contacting members of their classes.

Apr 22, 2010- Email updated for Jerry Doyle'57.

Apr 07, 2010
- Email updated from Donna Heath'58 Milts.

Apr 05, 2010-  Address updated and email added for Joyce Manderfield'75 Lennon.

Mar 31, 2010
-  Email address changed for Donna Roberts'64 Anthes.

Mar 20, 2010- 
Thoughts of planning a combination reunion on the All Cardinal Week-End,  with the classes of  '69-'70-'71, similar to that held in 1980, is in the beginning stages as of March 2010.  Jack Frey had offered his place and outbuildings for any festivities that may be planned.  Contact persons will likely be Jim Anderson'70  sodie24@yahoo.com  ,Mary Wedemeier'69, Lawless and Tom Petsche'71.  Please contact Jim Alderson'70 if you are willing to assist in the planning of a '69-'70-'71 Reunion on the All-Cardinal Weekend.

Mar 4, 2010:
  Deceased Vera June Schaeffer’41, Wumkes  
June 21, 1924 - March 2, 2010
Obit: Vera June Wumkes, 85, of Oelwein, Iowa, died on Tuesday morning, March 2, 2010 at Grandview Health Care Center in Oelwein.   There will be a Private Family Funeral Service. Public Visitation: 3:00 to 6:00 P.M. on Thursday at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Oelwein. Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery, Oelwein, Iowa Memorial Fund: Grace United Methodist Church.  Vera June Schaeffer was born on June 21, 1924 at rural Fayette, Iowa, the daughter of William & Dora (Schrader) Schaeffer. She graduated from Fayette High School at Fayette, Iowa. Vera June was united in marriage to Ernest Wumkes, Jr. on July 24, 1943 at the Little Brown Church at Nashua, Iowa. The couple farmed for most of their married life in the Dike, Hazleton and Westgate areas. Vera June had also worked at Chamberlains Manufacturing and the Rath Packing Co. cafeteria both in Waterloo and the State of Iowa Liquor Store in Oelwein. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Oelwein Area Chamber & Area Development Ambassadors. Vera enjoyed bowling, dancing, music and playing cards.  Vera June is survived by her Daughter: Doris (Larry) Block of Dunkerton; Son: Rick Wumkes of Oelwein; 6 Grandchildren: Brandon Block of Spillville, Michelle Block of Oelwein, Heath (Teri) Block of Oelwein, Chad (Kim) Block of Tripoli, Courtney (Jessica) Block of Urbana and Thatcher (Tera) Block of Dunkerton; 12 Great Grandchildren; Sister: Lois (Roger) Gulick of Garner and Several Nieces & Nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband: Ernest on July 3, 1991 and 2 sisters: Velma and Verna.

Feb 27, 2010: 
Email updated for Justin Talcott'62.  Added email for Steven Talcott'58.

Feb 15, 2010:  Email updated for Marilyn Lehs'72 Venz.

Feb 8, 2010:  Email changed for Ron Kocher (husb of Joanna Blaker'53, deceased).

Jan 15, 2010:  Email changed, address added for Melody Gillette'63.

Jan 12, 2010:  Deceased Helen Loraine Turner'26 Oldfather, Jan 10, 2010. 
Obit: Services are to be held Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Fayette, for Helen Oldfather. Rev. Jason Princer will officiate. Friends may call from noon until service time on Wednesday at the Church. Interment will be at Taylorsville Cemetery in Arlington. Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Fayette is in charge of arrangements. Helen Lorriane Oldfather, 101, died Sunday, Jan. 10 of natural causes at the Maple Crest Manor Care Center in Fayette where she lived for several years.  Helen Lorraine Oldfather, daughter of Walter H. and Nellie Oelberg Turner, was born April 2, 1908, in Fayette County. She was baptized and confirmed as an adult at the United Methodist Church in Fayette.  She attended the Stone School in Fayette County, graduated from Fayette High School (Class of 1926), and attended Upper Iowa University in Fayette where she received her normal teaching certificate. She taught for one year in the Illyria Township School prior to her marriage.  Nov. 26, 1929, she married Milo Oldfather at the United Methodist Church, Fayette. The couple farmed for many years in Fayette County. Helen worked as chief cook in the Wadena Public Schools, and in her later years, worked at UIU, also in food service.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Fayette. For many years while farming near Wadena, Helen and Milo had been members of the Wadena Presbyterian Church, Milo’s home church.  Helen is survived by one daughter, Joann Burke of Baraboo, Wisc.; two sons, Paul (Jeanette) Oldfather of Oxford, and Roger (Melodye) Oldfather of Gray, Ga.; nine grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; one niece, Joyce Widner of Cave Creek, Ariz.; and one nephew, Dr. James Turner of Marion.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Milo, on April 12, 1990; two infant great granddaughters, Brooke and Amanda Oldfather; two brothers, Elmore and Paul; and one son-in-law, Joseph Burke.

Jan 4, 2010:  Added email for Shirley Shaffer'44 Stock.  Shirley informed that her brother Paul David Shaffer'53 is deceased, Aug 9, 2009.

Jan 1, 2010:  Address updated and added email for Geraldine Sewell'40 Burns.

Dec 30, 2009:   Address updated for Darwin Dean'70.

Dec 5, 2009:   Deceased Earl King'43,  Obit:  Services for Earl Russell King were Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2000, at United Methodist Church, West Union. Casket bearers were his grandsons: Cody Staker, Shane Staker, Denny King, Daniel Shrock, Matthew Franzen, Lance Staker, Tyler Staker, Brent Dummermuth and Jesse Shrock. Interment was in the Lima Cemetery. Burnham-Wood Funeral Home of West Union was in charge of arrangements.  Earl Russell King, son of Jess W. and Lettie Blanch (Heldt) King, was born July 7, 1925, at Fayette. He graduated from Fayette High School in 1943.  June 3, 1944, Earl married Evelyn Pearl Strosahl at the Methodist Church in Fayette. July 24, 1944 Earl enlisted in the military and served with the 25th Infantry – Tropical Lightning Division in the South Pacific, returning home in June 1946. He was the recipient of many medals, one of which was the Bronze Star. He then worked for Rath Packing for a short time before moving to Eldora to work on a farm. They later moved to Grundy Center to work for a farmer. A few years later, they moved to Elma and farmed. In 1955, the family purchased a farm between Fayette and West Union where they farmed for 43 years. Earl retired in 1995 at the age of 70, and he and Evelyn moved to Fredericksburg to be close to family. Earl enjoyed flying his own airplane, horseback riding, cars and being with his family.  Earl died Nov. 27 at their home in Nashua, where they had lived since Sept. 2009. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Robert; his sister, Violet (Brown) Schaa; his son-in-law, Alan Franzen and his great-grandson, Robert Earl Nass.Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Evelyn; his five children, Linda (Steve) Staker of Marion, Roy (Tami) King of Raymondville, Mo., Judy (Curt) Dumermuth of Ellsworth, Wis.; Pamela (Stan) Shrock of New Hampton and Kim Franzen (Dwight Vandersee) of Waverly; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; several other relatives and friends.

Oct 20, 2009:  Email updated for Alden'56 and Mary Mayhew'57 Durfey.

Oct 17, 2009:  Deceased,  Joanna Mae Blaker'53  Kocher.  Obit:  Joanna Mae Kocher, 74yrs, of Hastings, Minn., formerly of Fayette, died Thursday, Oct. 15, at Fairview-Southdale Hospital after a long illness.  She was born June 30, 1935, in Colesburg, daughter of Franklin Dale and Vera Shaw Blaker. On March 5, 1954, she married Ronald F. Kocher at Chapel #2, Fort Chaffee, Ark.  She graduated from Fayette High School in 1953 and worked as secretary to the high school superintendent at Fayette; secretary to the minister in Riceville, Iowa Methodist Church; lunch room cook at the Maiden Rock (Wis.) Elementary School; and data input operator for West Publishing Company for 15 years at the Red Wing (Minn.) office, retiring in December 2003.  Survived by: her husband; a daughter, Deanna (Keith) Espersen of Farmington, Minn.; two sons, Daniel (Denise) of Hastings and Kent (Teresa) of Bloomington, Minn.; a sister, Sharon (Don) Black of Newton; a brother, Donald (Anita) Blaker of Arlington; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  Preceded in death by: a son, Garth Eugene.  Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Hastings United Methodist Church, with graveside services at noon Tuesday in Grandview Cemetery, Fayette. Public visitation from 2 to 5 p.m. today and for an hour before services Monday at the church. Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of Maiden Rock is in charge of arrangements.

Oct 12, 2009:  Deceased, Delbert Rhines, 6-8 member of '61.  Delbert Rhines Sr., was born February 28, 1942, in Fayette, Iowa: the son of Earl and Martha (Maser) Rhines. Delbert worked for AMPI as a truck driver hauling milk. In the last few years he was a chauffeur for the Amish. On September 11, 1974, he was united in marriage to May Necker in Fayette, Iowa. They were later divorced.  Delbert passed away on October 10, 2009, at Allen Hospital, at the age of 67. He is preceded in death by his parents and step father. Delbert is survived by three children; Delbert (Kathy) Rhines Jr. of Hazelton; Christina (Rhines) Johnson of Elgin, and Brian Rhines of Oelwein; legal guardian of Pamela (Dean) Dudley of Oelwein, Berry Schneider of Oelwein, and Vickie Beaulieau of Independence; three grandchildren, Trevor and Taylor Johnson, and Parker Rhines; two sisters: Donna (Mike) Pierce of Clarksville, Delores (Leonard) Williams of Waterloo, and many friends and family.

Sept 30, 2009:  Email and address updated for Duane Popenhagen'45.

Sept 14, 2009:  Email updated for Andrea Nadeau'64 Brown.

Sept 10, 2009:  Email added for Jaclyn Lamphier'80 Deffenbaugh

Aug 28, 2009:  Email updated for Connie Rohde'56 Halvorson.

Aug 13, 2009:
  Email updated for Marianne Nadeau'67 Stoddard.

Aug 11, 2009
:   80-77 FHS Annuals added to the list and uploaded, courtesy of Beth Longely'80 Schreiber and her mother Pat who sent the annuals to be photographed and returned.   To date the annuals uploaded are 
84, 83, 80, 79, 78, 77, 76, 75, 73, 72, 71, 70,  69, 68, 67, 65, 64, 63, 62, 61, 60, 59, 58, 57, 56, 55, 54, 53, 51, 49, 48, 47, 46, 45, 22.  http://public.fotki.com/iowaz/fayette_iowa_high/

July 27, 2009:  Email added for Steven Smith'73.

July 22, 2009: 
About 20 pics from Janet Stannard'66 Veaver added at the end of the 2009 Opera House album.  Email changed for Vicki Richards'73 Meineche.

July 21, 2009:
  Pics from the 2009 All Cardinal uploaded http://public.fotki.com/iowaz/fayette_iowa_high-1/   All Cardinal web pages updated for 2010 2010 All-Cardinal Annual Gathering


July 21, 2009:  Email changed for Bill Miller'60 Class of '54 addresses/email updated, courtesy of Monte Fay'54.  Email changed for Sue Rutt'75 Armstrong.

July 21, 2009:  FHS'59 Reunion article by Kip Knight'59:  Reunion Summary--The Fayette High School class of 1959 held their 50th reunion at the Bill and Joann Kauten farm, south of Fayette, on Friday, July 17th, with a follow-up gathering at the Fayette Opera House Saturday evening.  Thirty-seven guests attended the event hosted by the Kautens from as far away as Vermont, Pennsylvania, and Georgia.  Fifteen members of the original 26 graduates attended.  Four members, Don Gray, Dave Jellings, Eddie Roberts, and Gene Van Buren are deceased.  The class was pleased to have three former faculty members; Walter Farwell (music), George (math) and Joann Cappel (5th grade) join the festivities.  The group thoroughly enjoyed the evening with the company of old friends, viewing various pictures, articles, and souvenirs, and the telling of old reminiscing with a surprisingly slight degree of exaggeration.  As one graduate noted, “It was a special place in time, and the people still are”.  Members attending the reunion:  Darrell Lau, Oelwein, IA; Bonnie Olson, Prairie du Chien, WI; Janet (Bantz) Meaney, Oelwein, IA; Dave Dennis, Fayette, IA; Denise (Borland) Damon, Pekin, IL; Chuck Gooder, Blaine, MN; welcome sign, Jim Davis, Oelwein, IA; Kip Knight, Kennett Square, PA; Al Hanson, Janesville, IA; Marlin Weyant, Oelwein, IA; Marge (Downing) Johnson, Jamaica, VT; Jerry Brown, Strum, WI; Jane Ann (Tripp) Powell, Chickamauga, GA; Mike Eischeid, West Union, IA; Bill Kauten, Fayette, IA; Larry Evans, Cedar Rapids, IA.  http://public.fotki.com/iowaz/fayette_iowa_high-1/cardinal2009/cardinal-2009-class/

July 7, 2009:  Address and email updated for Maurice McBride'62.  Email added for Curt Timmerman'76.  Email/info updated for Harriet Johnson'66.

July 4, 2009:  Paul Durey'47, deceased June 2009.  The 1947 Fayette 62nd Class Reunion will be held on Sunday,  August 2, 2009, at Boike's Restaurant in downtown Fayette.  Social Hour at 5:00 pm and Dinner at 7:00 pm

June 25, 2009:  1984 Reunion 25th Update from Joseph Troy (June 25,2009):  TO: The class with CLASS; THE LAST CARDINAL CLASS.  The class of 1984 will be conducting its 25th reunion at the residence of Dan Jellings in Fayette, IA and will be a BYOB (Bring Your Own BODY, BABE, BOYFRIEND, BOOZE, and with weather permitting for those that are sun worshipers, BATHING SUIT). This event is family friendly, so do not be shy and bring the kids (for those that are not allergic to bug bites, sun rays, and the idea of seeing their parents acting out).  This event will be taking place on the 18th of July, 2009,  and coincides with the All Cardinal Reunion weekend and is scheduled to be informal. 
1984 TENATIVE SCHEDULE:  (any changes will be updated right here)
SATURDAY, July 18, 2008:  Gathering at 11am.; 1pm.  Lunch at 1pm– hot dogs, hamburgers, brats (sponsored by the Tory family).  Dinner: 6pm– roast hog (sponsored by the Jellings family).  Dusk  - Bonfire' Retirement – Whenever you want to leave.  If you are planning on attending and are able to help in furnishing the following, please sign-up for them:  NON-ALCOHOLIC DRINKS (i.e. cool-aide, etc.); CONDIMENTS, BUNS, SALAD, SIDE ITEMS, DESSERT.  If
you wish to bring something to cook on either the grill for lunch or at the bonfire, feel free to do so.
SUNDAY
, July 19, 2008.: One event that has been suggested is for golf on Sunday morning. If there are any other suggestions, please feel free to suggest away.  Golf (?) Depending upon available tee times.
Please RSVP either Dan Jellings at danjellings@gmail.com or Joseph Troy at toryj@q.com to let them know of either a yeah or nay by July 7th so that a head count can be taken so that there will be enough food for all.

June 18, 2009:
  Address updated for Kaye Campbell'61 Breisemeister.  Email updated for Gary'48 and Barb Fauser'48 Doughty.  Email added for Dan Jellings'84.  Email updated for Bob Gage'61.

June 17, 2009:  FHS 1941-1945 Reunion:  (Fayette paper article) What will probably be the last gathering of the WWII classes (1941-1945) of Fayette High School was held June 5 -7, 2009, on the Upper Iowa University campus.  The three-day event included the usual get-togethers with food and beverages and lots of reminiscing over class photos and past stories, but another common thread among these former classmates is their shared WWII military service.  Many of the high school graduates were also Upper Iowa students: 23% of these 154 high school classmates either attended or graduated from Upper Iowa University. Notable UIU graduate from this group includes the late William A. Andres, former chairman and CEO of Dayton Hudson Corporation (Target stores). McGee said many students started college in these years but dropped out to serve their country.  McGee set aside most of Saturday (June 6) for a special presentation based on personal information provided by the graduates—education, military service, public service, careers—in an attempt to explain why this collection of former high school students feels a shared camaraderie and has also been so successful. McGee even scheduled time for videotaping any attendee who wanted to tell his or her story. “I want to put together a documentary available to local historical societies for posterity that gives a true account of why we all feel our classes make up such a unique group,” he said.  

FHS class members attending the reunion included (only UIU college graduates are identified): William Caldwell, Lois (Timm) Ditch, Ralph Fest, Tom Goebel, Darlene (Zupke) Gruetzmacher, Kathryn (Johnson) Hopkins, Audrey (Davis) Hurmence (UIU ‘46), Earl King, Evelyn (Stroshal) King, Duane Knos (UIU ‘47), Eloise (Durey) Kaltenbach, Viola (Caldwell) Lundry (UIU ‘43), Tom McGee, Duane Popenhagen (UIU ‘49), Wilma (Ash) Puffett, Fabian Robertson, Josephine (Exman) Rockford, June (Clinton) Rutt, Helen (Lockwood) Scheidel (UIU ‘63), Anna Mae (Fauser) Sellers, Jeanette (Jarchow) Vossberg, Virginia (Doughty) Ward.

June 11, 2009:  Group Email Sent
The 2009 All Cardinal is a bit over a month away.  Any classes wanting to add information, send it along to upload.
http://www.iowaz.info/cardinals/cardinalreunion.htm
Testing for working FHS email addresses and bounce-backs.
http://www.iowaz.info/cardinals/cardinalemail.htm
Looking for new FHS email address and snail mail updates.  Send any that you have.
http://www.iowaz.info/cardinals/cardinalclasses.htm

http://www.iowaz.info/cardinals/school.htm
I just uploaded an old web page project regarding Fayette village school history that I worked on again this winter.  There are/will be errors in the material that may be worked out in the future but I need to get this project off the 'shelf' for awhile.  Anyone with information or photos to add can post the material to be saved and utilized at a later date.
http://www.iowaz.info/fayette/fayettehouse.htm
A page on the Fayette House was uploaded this summer.
http://www.iowaz.info/surname/parkerdoctor.htm  (inactive link)
Coming sometime soon will be a page on Dr. Charles Parker and son Dr. James Parker family. 
http://www.iowaz.info/
I have unlimited web space for anyone wanting to do web pages regarding family history and send them to me to upload and link to the Fayette material.
I have a couple of huge genealogy files linking numerous Fayette area/county surnames together.  If you are working on family genealogy you may want to send me a descendent tree of the early generations to attempt to work them into the master files, or I might have data of value.  I have all the Fay.Co burial books if a burial look-up is needed.  The early plats maps, histories, etc. are uploaded to folders/albums on my photo hosting site for anyone to use.  I have unlimited photo storage space that can be used to upload Fayette related history/genealogy.  http://public.fotki.com/iowaz/
Many of the FHS annuals are photographed in this folder.   http://public.fotki.com/iowaz/fayette_iowa_high/
Again.....please get me any address changes or any new addresses available.   Be sure to tag the graduation year of information as the FHS database has 2600+ name entries to date.   If you want your information deleted just let me know. Z'61

June 11, 2009:  Email addresses removed from bounce-backs;  Tom McGee'43, Don Blaker'49, Robert Hall'49, Arnold Burns'59, Nora Bray'60, Jim Rohde'63, Kevin Wenthe'73, Curt Miller82', Shawn Griffen'86.  Email added for Greg Capell'74, Roger Settje'74.  Email updated for Cindy Alderson'76 Hansmeier

June 11, 2009:  1974 Reunion info update;
The Class of 1974 is holding their 35th year Cardinal Reunion during the All-Cardinal weekend of Sat, July 18, 2009.  The class will have a dinner at Boikie's, with happy hour at 5:30pm and supper at 6pm.  Contact person is Wendy Wenthe'74 Novak, 2727 Locust Rd Decorah IA 52101
, Email:  wendynovak@hotmail.com

June 9, 2009:  Address updated for Becky Maxon'59.

June 1, 2009:  Address updated for Marlin Weyant'59.

May 19, 2009:  Celia Cummings45 Opperman, deceased May 15, 2009.

May 12, 2009:
  Email added for brothers Joe White'87, Matt White'85, Seth White'83.

May 3, 2009:
  Email updated for George (Fac) & Dorothy Richards.

April 27, 2009:  Fayette School, labeled pic, 1898 Third Room students, ages 11-14 yrs, http://public.fotki.com/iowaz/fayette_iowa_high/fayete-iowa-1898-th/

April 26, 2009:  FHS 41-45, will hold their reunion at Fayette, Iowa, in June 2009.

April 25, 2009:  Email updated for Pat Eischeid'57 Wessels.

April 18, 2009:
  Email updated for Judy Tripp'62.  Phone updated for Jane Ann Trip'59 Powell.

April 15, 2009:
 Email added and address updated for Patsy Shaffer'52 Brattebo.

April 13, 2009:  Deceased, Wesley Conrad Talcott'56 passed away from a stroke on April 11.  Services in Villa Park Ilinois on April 16th and burial in Maynard, Iowa on Friday April 17th.    ObitWesley Conrad Talcott, 71, of Villa Park, Illinois died on April 11, 2009 at Elmhurst Hospital in Elmhurst, Illinois.  Graveside Service: 12:30 PM on Friday, April 17, 2009 at Long Grove Cemetery at Maynard, Iowa. Interment: Long Grove Cemetery, Maynard, Iowa. Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.  Wesley was born on January 13, 1938 and graduated from Iowa State University. He served honorably in the U.S. Army, was a district scout executive in the Boy Scouts of America for 4 years and was a longtime I.R.S. agent. He was involved for many years with the Toastmasters International organization and the AWANA Club. Wesley’s hobbies included chess, volleyball, canoeing and camping.  Wesley is survived by his 3 Sons: Mark (Sue) Talcott, Bob (Kim) Talcott & Dave (LuAnn) Talcott; 7 Grandchildren: Ambre, Alison, Hannah, Sharon, Taylre, Travis & Megan; 1 Great Grandchild: Inara and 2 Brothers: Steven Talcott & Jostin Talcott.

April 8, 2009:  Address updated for Miram Caldwell'39 Hamond.  Email added for DeWayne Kuhens'71.  Address updated for Annette Baker'64 Petersen.

April 6, 2009:
  Deceased Matthew Porter'35, April 3, 2009, fire, was mayor of Donnan 35yrs.  Obit:
Services for Matt Porter, 92, rural Fayette, are Wednesday April 8, at 10:30 a.m., United Methodist Church, West Union. He died Friday, April 3, 2009, at his home. Interment will be in West Union Cemetery. Burnham-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Casketbearers were: Michael Porter, Eric Cannon, Christine Porter, Nicole Cannon, Harlen Anderson, Don Albert, Ron Beermann and Steve Swenkal  Matthew (Matt) Arden Porter, son of Herbert and Zora (Tatro) Porter, was born Dec. 16, 1916 at Fayette. He graduated from Fayette Consolidated High School in 1935. He then attended Upper Iowa College and graduated from Iowa State College in Ames in 1941 with a degree in forestry  After college, Matt enlisted in the United States Army. He served as a Captain in the Signal Corp Unit. While in Europe, he was involved in the decoding of the German surrender. Matt was honorably discharged in 1945.  Two days after he returned home from the service, Matt married Elinor Niebuhr Aug. 19, 1945 at Industry, Texas. They had three children. Shortly after their wedding, they moved to a farm near Donnan. Matt was able to remain living on his beloved farm because of his caring friends, neighbors and care givers. He was mayor of Donnan for 35 years. Matt was active in the Fayette Historical Society and the United Methodist Church. Through the GI bill Matt taught agriculture to farmers in the area who were veterans  Preceding him in death was his wife of 62 years, Elinor, who died April 8, 2008; his daughter, Carolyn Cannon; his parents; an infant grandson, Wendell Cannon and a sister, Oweetis Frye. Survivors include a son Charles (Mary Ann) Porter of Bettendorf; a daughter Diane (Paul) Minger of Huntley, Ill; four grandchildren, Michael (Stacy) Porter, Christine Porter, Nicole Cannon and Eric (Jackie) Cannon; four great grandchildren, and two sisters, Margaret Wolfe of Missouri and Katherine Daley of Waterloo.

April 5, 2009:  Email added for Jim VanBuren'57.

April 1, 2009: 
Email updated for Chuck Gooder'59 and Sharleen Mullins'61 Gooder.  Address updated for Bob Gage'61.

Mar 31, 2009:

Doral Adler'33M Tann Obit:  Services were Saturday, March 21 for Dora Adler, 93, at Grace Lutheran Church in Fayette with Rev. Timothy Parker officiating. Interment was in the Grandview Cemetery in Fayette. She died Wednesday, March 18 at Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union after a short illness. Dora Frances Marie, the daughter of John and Jennie (Moore) Tann, was born Aug. 31, 1915, in Fayette. She graduated from Fayette High School in 1933. Prior to moving to Minnesota, she worked as a housekeeper for Dr. Linge and Joe Wright. Dora married Walter Adler in May of 1962 at Elgin, Minn. Dora was a professional cook in many restaurants in the Elgin area. After Walter’s death in 1985, Dora returned to Fayette. Dora was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Fayette. She enjoyed cooking, playing cards, especially teaching her grandson how to play “Kings in the Corner,” drinking coffee and visiting with friends, and buying vegetables from the Amish. Dora was preceded in death by her husband, Walter; one daughter-in-law, Rosie Tann; her parents; two sisters, Elizabeth Winter and Elsie Kervanek; five brothers, Robert, Elmer, George, Sion, and Bill Tann; and a special nephew, Bob Tann. Dora is survived by her son, Jerry Tann of Cedar Rapids; one grandson, Kevin Tann of Cedar Rapids; one great-grandson, David Tann of Fort Dodge and many loved nieces and nephews.

Mar 31, 2009: 
Address updated, email added for Mel Kupferschmid, Faculty.  Address updated for Dominic Grasso FAC.  Address updated for wife of Wayne Schichtl FAC (deceased), Lena (nee Gage) Schichtle.  Email updated for Arnold Burns'59 and David Thompson'59

Mar 30, 2009:  Address added from Loel Gross'61 member. Address updated for Denny Moore'60 member.   Address updated for Charlotte Alexander'57 Nordhus.  Email added for Judy Alexander'59 Sperry.  Address updated for Ethan and Vivian Alexander'60 Guyer'60.  Address added for Dale Alexander'61 member.

Mar 26, 2009:  Email added for Viola Caldwell'41 (& FAC) Lundry, taught 7th grade 48-57, Arlington 3yrs, Waverly 14yrs.  One of my all time favorite teaches even after 40 years of working in education and seeing hundreds of faculty.  Fayette just had good teachers:)  Added email and updated address of Gloria Alber'60 Fey.

Mar 25, 2009:  Email and address added for Alan Alber'61 member in kindergarden.   An all-inclusive list of '61 students and years in attendance was added to the database (63 members through the years, 3 graduated with the class of '62, 28 graduated '61, 13 attended K-12).

Mar 23, 2009:  Phone call from Eldon Crandall'44 member asking if we had a list of the class of '44.  Eldon has been added to the '44 class list.  Eldon went to school at Fayette in about 1932/33, then move after 2nd or 3rd grade to West Union where he graduated in 1944. The family lived in the farm that was at the site of the Big Rock Country Club buildings.  He remembers walking to school every day, sometimes through ten foot snow drifts, and crossing the creamery bridge (east end of Water St) and into town to the Grade School.  There was no rural electricity at that time.  Eldon uses a computer but at 85 said he did not care to use email and get all the spam.  (1944 M Crandall Eldon Crandall 1117 Woodring Dr Waverly IA 50677  319-352-4304  Florence Member to 2 or 3rd, went to West Union).

Mar 16, 2009: Email added for Joe'64 and Pat Scheidel'64 Smith.  Email added for Jim'64 and Janet Schediel'66 Timmerman.  Address added for Beverly Biglow'45 Soules.

Mar 14, 2009:  The Class of 1964 is holding their 45th year Cardinal Reunion during the All-Cardinal weekend of Sat, July 18, 2009.  Further information will be posted here when available.  Contact person is Dick Olson to confirm attendance and  Saturday night dinner at the Opera House,  Email:  dickolson@hotmail.com  

Mar 05, 2009:
  Deceased, Mabel Chase'35memeber, Feb 27, 2009.  Deceased, Bobby Lamphier'64, Mar 3, 2009.

Feb 26, 2009:  Added email for Tom McGee'43.

Feb 25, 2009:  Email updated for Tim'78 and Nancy Wulfekuhle (Downtown Lounge/Blimpie's and AmericInn)  blimpie@mchsi.com

Feb 24, 2009:  Email updated for Katherine Kudrna'79 Rausch.

Feb 20, 2009-1974 35th Reunion:  The Class of 1974 is holding their 35th year Cardinal Reunion during the All-Cardinal weekend of Sat, July 18, 2009.  Further information will be posted here when available.  Contact person is Wendy Wenthe'74 Novak, 2727 Locust Rd Decorah IA 52101 Email:  wendynovak@hotmail.com

Jan 28, 2009- Deceased Dorothy Froning'65 Benter. Services will be Wednesday, Jan. 28 for Dorothy C. Benter, 61, of Maynard, at 11 a.m. at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Maynard, with Rev. Tim Schoepf officiating. Interment will be in the Long Grove Cemetery in Maynard. She died Thursday, Jan. 22 at her home after a sudden illness. Dorothy Carol Froning was born March 18, 1947, at Oelwein, to Willard H. & Florence D. (Beckner) Froning. She attended school in Hazleton, Oelwein and then Fayette where she graduated from the Fayette High School in 1965. Dorothy married Donald R. Benter July 16, 1966, at Oelwein. They had two sons, David and Dean. The family lived at Fayette and Westgate and then moved to Ellsworth for six years where Dorothy worked on a turkey farm.

Jan 16, 2009-  Email updated for Howard Hubbell'66 and wife Linda Culligan'67 Hubbell.

Jan 11, 2009- 1979 30th Reunion:  The Class of 1979 will gathering for their 30 year Cardinal Reunion with an informal gathering at the Downtown Lounge on Main Street in Fayette, Friday 7pm to closing,  July 17, 2009.   On Saturday, starting at 5pm, July 18, 2008, space is reserved at the Opera House for dinner and socializing.  Please RSVP by contacting Ron Evans'79, 563-422-3099, 313 E Elm St, West Union, IA 52175, email  d_evans_313@q.com , Or Rhonda Bradley'79 (Weyant) skeeterrb@aol.com   More information to follow.

Jan 11, 2009-  Email updated for Ron Evans'79, Vickie Crafton'70 Anderson, Carole Dahlquist'61 Hess, Connie Dahlquist'67.

Jan 01, 2009-- The Class of 1984 will be holding their 25th Reunion on Sat, July 18, 2009.  The reunion is being sponsored by Dan Jellings'84 and the contact person will be Joseph Tory'84  toryj@q.com     1306 North 7th St, Winterset, IA  50273.   Invitations will be sent out to class members and posted on the Cardinal site as more information becomes available.

Dec 28, 2008--Joseph Tory'84, email and address updated.

Dec 21, 2008--Lorna L. Vermazen, 95, of Fayette, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2008, at Maple Crest Manor after a short illness. Services will take place in the spring. Becker-Milnes Funeral Home of Fayette is in charge of arrangements.  Survivors include two children, Diane Schneider of Rocky Mount, Mo., and Peter Vermazen of Nyack, N.Y.   Lorna and husband Ernie (deceased) were the parents of Diane'57. Steve'61 (deceased) and  Peter'67.

Services will be held this spring for Lorna L. Vermazen, 95, of Fayette. She died Friday, Dec.19 at the Maple Crest Manor in Fayette after a short illness.  Lorna, the daughter of George and Pauline (Regner) Mahannah was born July 23, 1913, in North English.  She graduated from North English High School in 1930.  She married Ernest Vermazen March 6, 1937.  Lorna has lived in Fayette since 1951.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Fayette and a 52 year member of PEO.  Avid golfers, Lorna and Ernest were charter members of the Big Rock Country Club in Fayette.  Lorna was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest; one son, Stephen; one granddaughter, Heidi Clausen; and four siblings.  She is survived by two children, Diane Schneider of Rocky Mount, Mo.; and Peter Vermazen of Nyack, N.Y.; six grandchildren, Christian, Liam, and Mary Vermazen of Nyack, N.Y.; Jennifer Hanly of Tacoma, Wash.; Eric Schneider of Jefferson City, Mo.; Tony Vermazen of DeWitt and four great grandchildren. 

Dec 18, 2008-- Deceased Dec 12, 2008, Richard Gaynor'43:  Eldora, Iowa; services will be Friday, Dec. 19 for Richard Gaynor, 83, at Oakwood United Methodist Church in Pleasant Hill. Visitation will be from 4-6 pm, Thursday, Dec. 18 at Iles Funeral Homes - Grandview Park Chapel. He died Dec. 12.  Richard was born to Pete and Naomi Gaynor May 8, 1925, in Fayette. He joined the Navy, then studied at Upper Iowa University, later re-enlisting in the Army.  He proudly served in the military for 21 years and was active in WWII and the Korean War.  He was awarded numerous awards and decorations for his service, including a Purple Heart. Twenty-six years later, he retired from the State of Iowa as State Radiologist.  Richard loved to travel and served with the Friendship Force for several years. He was a member of VFW Post #738 and the Oakwood United Methodist Church.   Surviving are his wife, Tamma Jo (Crosley) Gaynor of Eldora; sister, Lavon Becker of Cedar Falls; brother, Mike Gaynor; four children, Rick Gaynor of Arlington, Wash., Pat Benge of Britt, Kate Bason of St. Charles and Bill Gaynor of Des Moines; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 

Dec 4, 2008--Address updated for Jim Shaffer'55.

Dec 3, 2008-- Info and email updated for Rosemary Templeman'55 Lincoln.

Dec 1, 2008-- Deceased Nov 26, 2008, Joan Bright'55 Goeken.

Nov 27, 2008--Email addresses updated for Darla Pattison'83 Tuttle. 

Nov 06, 2008-- Glen Lester Bennington'30, deceased Nov 6, 2008.  B. Nov 6, 1912, Corkery area, Laclede Co, MO.  Father Lester Egbert Bennington; mother Dorothea Minna Steckelberg.  Married Mildred Ethel Stelzmiller, April 27, 1938, Fayette.  Farmed three miles east of Fayette, retiring in 1976, moving to Fayette village.  Surviving;  wife Mildred, dau's Janis and Lois.  Burial Grandview, Fayette, IA.

Oct 29,2008--James Ramsey'71, member of the 1971 class requested adding name and email to the Cardinal database.

Oct 22, 2008
--Address updated for Ann Marie Dickinson'78 Diamond.

Oct 22, 2008--Obit, Galen Mack'53:  Clermont; Galen Mack, 74, of Clermont, died Monday afternoon, Oct. 20, 2008, at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, Minn., after a brief illness. Funeral services: 11 a.m. Friday, West Clermont Lutheran Church, Clermont, by Pastor Dwight Albers. Burial: Grandview Cemetery, Fayette. Friends may gather from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Schutte's Clermont Funeral Chapel and one hour before service time Friday at the church. Survivors include his wife, Karen; four sons, Randy (Jill) Mack of Earlville, Mick (Stacey) Mack of Waverly, Kevin (Melissa) Mack of Fayette and Curtis (Samantha) Mack of St. Augustine, Fla.; two daughters, Candis (Scott) Frieden of Elgin and Holli (Matthew) Dinan of West Union; and 11 grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Reinhold and Violet (Sewell) Mack; and a grandson, Benjamin Mack.  Born Oct. 5, 1934, Galen spent his life teaching and coaching, with the last 35 years at the Valley School District.

Oct 14, 2008--Addess updated and email added for Avis E. Morse'45.

Oct 12, 2008--Address and email updated for Lisa Anthony'77.

Sept 20, 2008--Email added and address updated for Carolyn Bright'58 Miller.

Sept 18, 2008--Geri Jarchow'45 Roberts, deceased Sept 15, 2008.

Sept 8, 2008--Terry Mullens'55, deceased Sept 7, 2008,  Obit: Caledonia — Terry E. Mullins, 71, of Caledonia, MN, passed away peacefully September 7, 2008, at his home, surrounded by his family.  Terry was born October 12, 1936, to Earl and Gertrude Mullins at his home in Fayette, Iowa.  He graduated from Fayette High School in 1955 and Upper Iowa University in 1961.  He served in the United States Army as a postmaster (PFC) of the US Missile Command at Fort Carson, Colorado.  On April 27, 1961, he married Diane Olson. Terry was a 6th grade teacher and coach in the Caledonia School District for 32 years.  As a varsity girls basketball coach he compiled a record of 245-42, including a trip to the MN State Basketball tournament. He also enjoyed as much success coaching in the Caledonia football program. Terry had an immense passion for the outdoors earning him the Outdoorsman of the Year Award.   He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and trapping.  It gave Terry great pleasure to share his stories and experiences of the outdoors with his 6th grade students, or anyone willing to listen. Terry is survived by his wife Diane, of 47 years, three children; Elizabeth (Joel) Nelson of Dellwood, MN, Mitchell (Nancy) Mullins of Caledonia, and Mia (Patrick) Lynch of Orono, MN, and 5 grandchildren; Molly and Madeline Mullins, Hayley Nelson, and Grace and William Lynch.  He is also survived by a sister Sharlene (Chuck) Gooder of Blaine, MN.  He was preceded in death by his parents Earl and Gertrude Mullins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Caledonia. Father Gregory Leif will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Caledonia. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s School Auditorium with a prayer service at 8 p.m. Friends may also call one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.  McCormick Funeral Home, Caledonia, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Sept 2, 2008--Elizabeth Pritchard'36 Sexton, deceased Aug 31, 2008, Waterloo, IA.  Attended UIU for teaching certificate.  B.S, at UNI.  Taught Elk Run Elementary School, Waterloo, retiring in 1977.  Son Jack; dau's Mary Randel Sheilds and Cheryl Sexton.

Aug 31, 2008--Germaine Chumbley'46 Wettersten, address and email added.  Venita Chumbley'39, incorrect address removed, still lives in Texas.

Aug 28, 2008
Obit: John V. Mayhew'60, 66y, of Jasonville, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute.  He was born April 19, 1942 to Rex O. and Berenice D. (Kimm) Mayhew in Luzerne, IA. He moved to Jasonville in 1957, where he met and married Carolyn (Caroline) Miller on Nov. 29, 1964.  He was a retired deep coal miner and barber, and a member of the UMWA. He attended Howesville Church of God of Prophecy, Anchored in Faith Church in Vicksburg, and South Linton Church of God.  Survivors include: his wife, Carolyn; his daughter, Jamie M. Mayhew of Indianapolis; son and daughter in-law, Tony and Sheryl Mayhew of Evansville; sisters and brothers in-law, Joyce and Dan Turpen of Ellettsville and Mary and Alden Durfey of Cedar Rapids, IA; brother and sister in-law, James and Pat Mayhew of Indianola, IA; granddaughter, Savannah Reynolds of Paducah, KY; and step-grandsons, James Easton and Daniel Eaton of Evansville.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  Visitation will be conducted at McClanahan-Lee Funeral Home in Jasonville from 4 -- 8 p.m. Sunday  and 9 a.m. to noon Monday.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Jasonville Church of God, 302 South Horace St., with Pastor Larry Goodman officiating.

Aug 14, 2008-- 1968 and 1970 Cardinal annuals uploaded to the photo hosting site.  Email updated for Larry Maxson'58.  Address added for Charles Langerman'57.

Aug 1, 2008--Address updated for Duane Watkins'58.

July 20, 2008--All Cardinal 2009 Pages have been edited and uploaded.  Email added for Duane Watkins'58.  Telephone changed for Lester'59 and Carole Sankey'63 Van Broklin.

July 14, 2008--The class of 1954 will be holding it's 55th year reunion on Sat. July 19th , 2009.  Tentative plans call for a picnic "Pot luck" at Klocks Island park at noon and supper at the Old Opera House in the evening. More to follow later.  Contact Monte at   "montecfay@yahoo.com"  or at  304 N Day Rd, St. Croix Falls, WI. 54024  OR   715-483-9172  if you have any ideas  or suggestions about entertainment..    Tell all your "Old" classmates and friends. See you there.   Monte C. Fay'54

July 10, 2008--Email added for Lisa Reinerston'81 Atherton.  Email updated for Elaine Reinertson'83 Atherton.

July 4, 2008--Deceased June 22, 2008, Tom Junge'75.

June 30, 2008--Updated address/phone, Clyde Pickett'68.

June 25, 2008--Diana Dumermuth'86 Elliott added to the database and email lists.  Email updated for Sheri Doughman'72M

June 19, 2008--Many email addresses from the mass mailing June 18, have bounced.  All of those addresses have been eliminated from the Cardinal email page.  Only Hotmail and Gmail addresses will be added to the Cardinal email page, in the future.  For anyone not having a Hotmail or Gmail account, they are free, easy to set up, functional and stable.

June 18, 2008--Email updated for; Everett Garr'81, Daren Durey'41, Shelley Wagener'79, Jim Bitterman'67, Jerry Doyle'57.  Deceased, Maxine Holtzman'43 Hicks, b. Sept 7, 1925, d. Apr 20, 2008.

June 02, 2008--Deceased, Wayne Schichtl, 52-57 Faculty, b. Sep 16, 1928, d. May 28, 2008.
Wayne Schichtl (1924-2008)
CEDAR FALLS (Waterloo Courier) — Wayne Schichtl, 83, of 5500 S. Main St., died on May 28, 2008, of natural causes. He was born Sept. 16, 1924, in Algona, son of Lucien and Florence Cook Schichtl. He graduated from high school in Burt in June 1941. He worked at the McMullen Grocery & Market, Burt, until May 1943, when he entered the U.S. Army. Following 10 weeks of Infantry training in Camp Wolters, Texas, his unit departed for Oran, North Africa, on Nov. 2, 1943. He was assigned to the 45th Infantry Division and served in Africa, Italy, France and Belgium. He was wounded in May 1944, and received the Purple Heart during the four-month campaign on the Anzio Beachhead, 40 miles south of Rome, Italy, on the Mediterranean Sea coast. His unit marched into Rome on June 3, 1944. Nine weeks later, on Aug. 15, his unit was assigned as part of the Allied force that landed on the beaches of Southern France. His division moved north in France until December when it was called to Liege, Belgium, where it served as reserves during the Battle of the Bulge, which began in the Ardennes Forest, near Malmedy, Belgium, at Christmas, 1944. Upon his discharge from the U.S. Army in November 1945, he soon entered Upper Iowa University, Fayette, and graduated in 1950. He met his future wife in Fayette, the former Lena Gage of West Union. They were married Aug. 12, 1951. He was the high school principal at the Fayette High School for nine years. He earned the master’s degree in school administration in 1957. He was the first principal of the Wapsie Valley School System, when it opened in the fall of 1959. He was recruited into the State Farm Insurance Companies in 1962. He was a field manager in Marshalltown for four years, then was moved to Omaha, Neb., in 1968, as an agency manager. He was very active in the Center Baptist Church, Omaha, serving as the Deacon Board chairman and the finance chairman for many years. After a five-year study in life insurance he was awarded the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation in 1971. After 27 years with State Farm, he and his wife moved to Cedar Falls in 1991 and built their home at 4202 Tiffany Lane. In 2004, they sold their home and moved to the new Windcove Complex of the Western Home at 5300 S. Main St. He has been the president of the Cedar Falls Gideon Camp during two three-year terms and a member of the Gideons for some 30 years. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lena, of Cedar Falls; one brother, Gary (Judy) Schichtl of Clear Lake; two nephews, Dr. Kurt (Karen) Schichtl and their children Storm, Chase and Gunner of Allentown, Pa., and Dr. Scott Schichtl of Rockford, Ill.; and a niece Jody (James) Gunderson of Denver, Colo., and their twin boys, Isaac and Charles. Services will be held at Walnut Ridge Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, with burial in Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery, W. Fourth Street and Ridgeway Avenue. Richardson Funeral Home (266-3525) is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Jews for Jesus, Walnut Ridge Baptist Church or Cedar Falls Gideons. Condolences may be left at www.richardsonfuneralseravice.com

May 20, 2008-- Address and email updated for Mike and Elaine Kuehns'60 Lewis'58.  1978 Cardinal 30th Reunion, All-Cardinal Weekend, Sat. night, July 19, 2008, gathering and dinner  at the DownTown Lounge, contact Tim Wulfekuhl.

May 17, 2008
--  Phone added fro Betty Ramsey'58 Cooper.  Address removed/inactive for Mike and Elaine Kuehns'60 Lewis'58; anyone knowing their information, please post it to me.  Address updated and email added for Marilyn Ramsey'60 Lozen.

May 16, 2008--DeceasedVic Fauser'56, Apr 27, 2008;  Marcella Wood'46 Shaffer; Chester Fish'53, Feb 18, 2008.  Address updated for Raymond Thompson'58 and email added for sister Bernice Thompson'57 Engelbrecht.   The Class of '58 will hold their 50th Class Reunion, Friday, July 18, at the Hotel Winneshiek, 104, East Water Street, in Decorah, beginning at 6pm; contact person for information and reservations is Max Gross'58.

May 14, 2008--New RV facilities will be available.  The Volga River Recreational Area (Volga Lake) and Klock's Island in Fayette will be open for RV's.  Both locations have restroom/shower/dumping facilities.

Apr 27, 2008-- Email added for Jim Shaffer'55.

Apr 25, 2008-- Email updated for Bill Hughes'58.  Email and address added for Paul Shaffer'53, who attached a pic of the '40/50 FHS football team plus advised Supt. Colbert did not allow a 1950 Annual as felt it would be too expensive.  Football pic uploaded into a 1950 album in folder http://public.fotki.com/iowaz/fayette_iowa_high/

Apr 22, 2008--Email updated for Elizabeth Longley'80 Schreiber.

Apr 5, 2008--Email added or updated for John Dugan'Staff, Bill Moellering'53, John Kammerman'61M.

Mar 23, 2008--William Caldwell'45, email updated.  Surnames pages added the past year.
Gaynor Genealogy Fayette Iowa
Barnhouse Genealogy Fayette & Clayton Co Iowa
Butler Genealogy Fayette Co Iowa
Belknap Gen., Earll Surname, Auburn Village Info. Fay.Co.IA

Feb 28, 2008--  The 1948 Cards will hold their 60th Reunion on the All Cardinal Weekend, having a Sat., July 19, 2008, evening gathering at Boike's Cafe; contact Gary and Barbara Fauser Doughty for further information.   Opal Nefzgher'39 Pixler deceased 2007.  Bill Hall'40 deceased Nov 2007.  Daren Durey'41 email updated.  Lorna Durey'44 Zupke email added. 1947 Cards, information brought up to date from a list supplied by Jackie Rowland'47.  Gary and Barbara Fauser'48 Doughty'48 phone numbers updated.  Bill Hughes'58 email updated.  Barbara Nading'59 Miller email added. Bill Kauten'59 email updated.  Ron Webb'61 deceased Feb 2, 2008.  Lois Bennington'61 Llewellyn email updated.  Robert Dugan'74 deceased Aug 1, 2007. 

Jan 9, 2008--Email for Leon Sandhagen'56 corrected.  Changed phone and email for Judy (wife of David'59D) Jellings.

Obit, C.R. Gaz,  Jeanne E. Holtzman, 66y (1956 Cardinal) formerly of Fayette, died of cancer Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008, at Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Becker-Milnes Funeral Chapel in Fayette, by the Rev. Howard Mace. Burial: Grandview Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the funeral home. Survivors include three sisters, Maxine Hicks of Evansdale, Eileen Yager of Dubuque and Joanne Holtzman of Fayette; and a brother, Wayne Holtzman of Waterloo. 
Obit, Fayette Co. Papers Online, Services will be held for Jeanne Evelyn Holtzman, 69, Wednesday, Jan. 9 at Becker-Milnes Funeral Chapel in Fayette at 11 a.m. with Rev. Howard Mace officiating. Visitation will be before the funeral at 9 a.m.  Jeanne is the daughter of Guy E. and Goldie (Monroe) Holtzman and was born February 1, 1938 on the family farm, north of Fayette. She graduated from Fayette High School in 1956. She lived on the family farm with her twin sister, Joanne, where they raised and cared for many animals.  Jeanne died Sunday, Jan. 6 at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo from cancer. Jeanne loved animals. She also enjoyed riding horses, bicycle riding, and reading.  Jeanne is survived by three sisters, Maxine Hicks of Evansdale, Eileen Yager of Dubuque and Joanne Holtzman of Fayette; one brother, Wayne (Mary) Holtzman of Waterloo and several nieces and nephews. Jeanne is preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Milford and Ronald Holtzman.

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Dec 30-2007--  Obit for Miriam E. Colvin, 84 (FHS Faculty '63-'84), of Madrid, formerly of the West Union and Hawkeye area, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007, at the Madrid Home in Madrid. Born September 15, 1923, in Battle Creek, Miriam Elizabeth (Kimball) Colvin was the daughter of Lathy and Harriet (Goodenow) Kimball.  She attended rural schools Maple No. 5 and Grant No. 3, graduating from Battle Creek High School as valedictorian of her class.  Miriam attended Iowa State College and then taught school at Grant No. 3 rural school during World War II, when teachers were scarce. She graduated with her class by attending summer school.  August 3, 1946 she married Charles D. Colvin. The couple made their home on a dairy farm in Eldon, Mo. In 1949, the Colvins moved to Preston; in 1952, they moved to Arthur, where they farmed until 1956. At this time Miriam began teaching in Dow City. They then moved to Primghar; Miriam taught in Archer for four years and in Sanborn for two years. In 1963, the Colvins moved to the West Union-Hawkeye area.  Miriam taught home economics at Fayette High School from 1963-1984. She also taught science, English, psychology, environmental concerns and was the yearbook advisor. In 1985, the North Fayette and Fayette school districts restructured into North Fayette Community School, where Miriam taught junior high science and English for one year before retiring.  In retirement, Miriam served as a substitute teacher, judged for 4-H, and volunteered at the Fayette County Historical Center.  Miriam moved from the area in 2000; she moved from Ballard Creek Assisted Living to the Madrid Home in 2002.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles; and a son, Steven Colvin. Surviving are her two children, Thomas (Sonya) Colvin of rural Cambridge and Patricia (Terry) Stumme of rural Albert Lea, Minn.; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Colvin of rural Hawkeye; and a sister, Phyllis Hoefling of Odebolt. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Madrid Home, the 4-H Foundation, the American Heart Association, and the Fayette County Historical Center in West Union.

Dec 13, 2007--
Address changed, email added for David Hedrick'59Beverly Swomely'51 Knight, deceased Dec 7, 2007.  Lowell Langerman'45, deceased Dec 9, 2007.  Note:  A couple of Cardinals send me obits when they find them in the Iowa papers, which I generally try to save in a harddrive folder if they are needed by anyone for genealogy research, plus the address at the time of death is left on the Cardinal database for genealogy reference. 

Dec 6, 2007--
Email and address updated for Lousie Pickett'66 Cuccinelli.

Dec 3, 2007--Information and complete addresses updated by David Dennis (and Bill Kauten) regarding the '59 Cardinal Reunion to be held on All-Cardinal Weekend 2009.

Dec 1, 2007--George Jones'30, deceased Nov 21, 2007.  Merlin Roberts'60, deceased Nov 18, 2007. Email updated for Bill Miller'60, Judy Tripp'62, Anna Dennis'78.  Address info updated for Nancy Dickinson'70,

Nov 23, 2007--Obit and information for Florence Lease:  Sumner, Iowa, deceased, Florence M. (nee Mealey) Lease, age 101 (Feb 4, 1906-Nov 23, 2007).  Florence died at the Sumner Community Memorial Hospital following a short illness.  Funeral services will be 11am Fri, Dec 7, at Woods Funeral Home in Fairbank.  Burial will be in Wilson Grove Cem, Sumner (2mi north).   Florence was born in Fairbank, the dau of Charles and Margaret Kelly Mealey.  She marred Earl Lease, Feb 14, 1939.  She taught school at Frederika and other area schools.  Florence served as principal at Fayette High School for many years.  She loved playing cards and was still an active member of the women's bridge club in Sumner, plus belonged to the Meadow Brook Golf Club.  She is survived by a nephew, John J. Stirk of Fairfax Va; two neices, Dorothy Thomas of Periora, IL, and Mary Goss of Appleton, WI; plus several great nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband Earl, Une 30, 1952; two sisters Grace Stirk (Fayette 8th grade teacher) and Clara Wenger; one brother, Frank C. Mealey and her parents.  Note:  Florence had planned to attend the 2007 All Cardinal but as the time neared on Sat, did not feel well enough.

Nov 17, 2007--Email updated for Dale'44 and John Toutsch'49 Hackett, and Marjorie Hackett'54 Klink.  Deceased noted for Jeanine Thompson Grant, abt. 2005.  Shirley June Stepp'45 Shimer, deceased Oct 12, 2007.  Email added for David Thompson'59.

Nov 11 2007--  1959 Class list updated by David Dennis.  Numerous updates to the Cardinal database and email list made.  My computer has not been functional since late August but should work for updates when I take the time.  I lost motivation/concentration for computer projects as a result, and have not regained any major interest.  Thus Cardinal, genealogy, history projects are on hold, but I will still attempt to assist with help with Fayette Co area info which I have stored on my computer to include burials locations, maps, etc.  I have uploaded a great deal of material to the photo hosting site and will continue to add more when working with someone on a project.  Duane H. Manderfield'65, deceased Oct 5, 2007.   Evelyn Jane Smith'51 Draker, deceased Oct 2007.  Lois Exman'47 Anderson, deceased Sept 25, 2007. Please continue to send me address/email updates for your class, family and other Fayette contacts.  

Aug 9, 2007-- The Fayette High School Class of 1947 celebrated their 60th Class Reunion on Sunday, August 5, 2007.  Twelve members and eight guests met at Boike's Restaurant  in Fayette for good food,  happy memories   and  laughter.  We shared information about current activities and absent classmates.  Twenty-two members of the original class of twenty-seven are still living.  Shirley Gallaher and Russell Popenhagen passed away since our 55th reunion.  Members of the class have been meeting for reunions since 1951.  This year members attended from California, Arizona, Colorado, Wisconsin and Iowa.  Those attending were:  Leona Ash Butts and husband Doyle,  Teressa Erion Protsman and daughter Susan,  Chester Franks and wife Darlene,  James Hinkle and wife Pat,  Wayne Holtzman,  Howard Landis and wife Lorna,  Joann Oldfather Burke,  Ramona Paul Webb with husband Don and daughter Linda,  Jacquelyn Rowland Carlson,  Dorothy Wegner Bright and husband Gene,  Paul Durey, and Milford Stearns.  The next reunion will be held on Sunday, August 2, 2009 at Boike's Restaurant. Please file this date for future reference.  The Committee:  Chet, Howard, Jackie,  Dorothy and Joann.  Post from Jackie Rowland'47 Carlson.

Aug 18, 2007--Corrected some typo's.  Updated info for Gene'48 and Dorothy Wegner'47 Bright.  Attempted to get Robert Wilson's'47 email working??  

Aug 8, 2007--
Email corrected or added for Laurie Leighton'85 Krosch, Janice Schabacher'59/'58 Reifsteck, Bill Hughes'58, John Mayhew'60.  Deceased; Clayton Bonjour'34, July 28, 2007.

July 29, 2007--  Email changed for Lowell'55 & Ruby'58 Cousins SkinnerGeraldine Chase'57, added as class memeber, K-2, Clas of 1957.  Email address updated for Howard'66 & Linda'67 Culligen Hubbell, Marinane Nadue'67 Stoddard, Merline Brause'67 Jennings.  Email added for Joy Earle'85 Fiance, dau of Roger Earle'60.  Several emails removed from the list for bouncing.  Please continue to send new or changed email addresses, etc. If you have pics of the Fayette area or from one of the All Cardinals that can be uploaded to the photo hosting site, either attach them or send a disc.

July 24, 2007--  The basic information for the 2008 All Cardinal has been uploaded.  Classes holding reunions in 2008 should send me information to post.  Numerous email and snail mail Cardinal addresses have been updated.   PLEASE send me email changes and additions for not only you, but family members and other contacts.  Pictures from the 2007 All Cardinal have been uploaded to http://public.fotki.com/iowaz  Remember, do not buy pics from this site as they can be saved to your own harddrive from the site by right clicking on the larger uploaded pic.  Click a thumb of choice, which opens a medium size pic.  Click the 'get original uploaded photo' link under the medium pic, which opens the large version.  Right click on the large pic and save it to your harddrive.  Need help, contact me.  Deceased, Charlotte Exman'53, July 15, 2007.  Deceased, Karen J. Heck'50 Kleiman, July 11, 2007.

 

 

 As of Jan 2007, I will be moving all new and updated web pages to a new web host. The new domain name and index page link for the new site is  http://www.iowaz.info/   This site will contain all new page links and old page links until they are transferred or deleted.    Any pages loading from the old Angelfire site will be outdated or unedited after Dec 31, 2006.

Nov 17, 2007--Email updated for Dale'44 and John Toutsch'49 Hackett, and Marjorie Hackett'54 Klink.  Deceased noted for Jeanine Thompson Grant, abt. 2005.  Shirley June Stepp'45 Shimer, deceased Oct 12, 2007.

Nov 11 2007--  1959 Class list updated by David Dennis.  Numerous updates to the Cardinal database and email list made.  My computer has not been functional since late August but should work for updates when I take the time.  I lost motivation/concentration for computer projects as a result, and have not regained any major interest.  Thus Cardinal, genealogy, history projects are on hold, but I will still attempt to assist with help with Fayette Co area info which I have stored on my computer to include burials locations, maps, etc.  I have uploaded a great deal of material to the photo hosting site and will continue to add more when working with someone on a project.  Duane H. Manderfield'65, deceased Oct 5, 2007.   Evelyn Jane Smith'51 Draker, deceased Oct 2007.  Lois Exman'47 Anderson, deceased Sept 25, 2007. Please continue to send me address/email updates for your class, family and other Fayette contacts.  

Aug 9, 2007-- The Fayette High School Class of 1947 celebrated their 60th Class Reunion on Sunday, August 5, 2007.  Twelve members and eight guests met at Boike's Restaurant  in Fayette for good food,  happy memories   and  laughter.  We shared information about current activities and absent classmates.  Twenty-two members of the original class of twenty-seven are still living.  Shirley Gallaher and Russell Popenhagen passed away since our 55th reunion.  Members of the class have been meeting for reunions since 1951.  This year members attended from California, Arizona, Colorado, Wisconsin and Iowa.  Those attending were:  Leona Ash Butts and husband Doyle,  Teressa Erion Protsman and daughter Susan,  Chester Franks and wife Darlene,  James Hinkle and wife Pat,  Wayne Holtzman,  Howard Landis and wife Lorna,  Joann Oldfather Burke,  Ramona Paul Webb with husband Don and daughter Linda,  Jacquelyn Rowland Carlson,  Dorothy Wegner Bright and husband Gene,  Paul Durey, and Milford Stearns.  The next reunion will be held on Sunday, August 2, 2009 at Boike's Restaurant. Please file this date for future reference.  The Committee:  Chet, Howard, Jackie,  Dorothy and Joann.  Post from Jackie Rowland'47 Carlson.

Aug 18, 2007--Corrected some typo's.  Updated info for Gene'48 and Dorothy Wegner'47 Bright.  Attempted to get Robert Wilson's'47 email working??

Aug 8, 2007--
Email corrected or added for Laurie Leighton'85 Krosch, Janice Schabacher'59/'58 Reifsteck, Bill Hughes'58, John Mayhew'60.  Deceased; Clayton Bonjour'34, July 28, 2007.

July 29, 2007--  Email changed for Lowell'55 & Ruby'58 Cousins SkinnerGeraldine Chase'57, added as class memeber, K-2, Clas of 1957.  Email address updated for Howard'66 & Linda'67 Culligen Hubbell, Marinane Nadue'67 Stoddard, Merline Brause'67 Jennings.  Email added for Joy Earle'85 Fiance, dau of Roger Earle'60.  Several emails removed from the list for bouncing.  Please continue to send new or changed email addresses, etc. If you have pics of the Fayette area or from one of the All Cardinals that can be uploaded to the photo hosting site, either attach them or send a disc.

July 24, 2007--  The basic information for the 2008 All Cardinal has been uploaded.  Classes holding reunions in 2008 should send me information to post.  Numerous email and snail mail Cardinal addresses have been updated.   PLEASE send me email changes and additions for not only you, but family members and other contacts.  Pictures from the 2007 All Cardinal have been uploaded to http://public.fotki.com/iowaz  Remember, do not buy pics from this site as they can be saved to your own harddrive from the site by right clicking on the larger uploaded pic.  Click a thumb of choice, which opens a medium size pic.  Click the 'get original uploaded photo' link under the medium pic, which opens the large version.  Right click on the large pic and save it to your harddrive.  Need help, contact me.  Deceased, Charlotte Exman'53, July 15, 2007.  Deceased, Karen J. Heck'50 Kleiman, July 11, 2007.

July 15, 2007--  Deceased Tom Alshouse'64, Jun 14, 2007; Randy Anderman'63, Jun 23, 2007.  On the Cardinal email page, if a 'Z' is behind the class year, the email is either bouncing or a spam filter is blocking posts, and those email addresses have been removed from the Cardinal database until someone sends me a functional email address for those individuals.  The Cardinal email and snail mail pages have been updated as a result of a few people answering the recent 'all call' for current information. 

June 20, 2007--Email added or changed for Don and Dayna Dumermuth'62 Timmerman'63, Shari Bierbower'62 Dietrich, Jim Conner'70, Jeanne Conner'77 Woodward.  Address and email changed for Paul and Sharroll Fay'56  Richards'56.

May 3, 2007-- Address and email update for Marlin Weyant'59 and Paul Durey'47Darrell Jamison'72 member from K-5, email added.

April 20, 2007--  Russell Popenhagen'47, deceased Feb 4, 2007.  Barb Reese'57 Schriever, address and email updated.  Oweets Porter'34 Frye, deceased Feb 19, 2007.  Ed Dennis'39, deceased Jan 2007.  Robert Paul'31, deceased Apr 30, 2003, son of Hal & Leta Gaynor Paul.  John Mahhew'60, address and email updated.  Email updated for Kathy Shaffer'60 Meseck, Pat Shaffter'52 Brattebo, Ray Williams'60, Barb Nading'59 Miller, Lowell'55 & Rubby Cousins'58 Skinner, Lisa Anthony'77, Doyle'45 and Leona Ash'47  Butts, Larry mason'58, Dennis (Jack) Wenthe'67

Feb 13, 2007Address changed for Cathie Rohde'73 Langel.  Emails edited for Rick Briggs'78, Judy Maxon Brumm'57, Jeff Dumermuth'82, Shelley Wagener'79.

Jan 15, 2007, Email changed or updated for Bob Marvin'58, Curt Miller'82, Frank Pickett'59, Marge Webb'62 Hamlin, Jerry Doyle'57, Randy Garr'84, Jerry Tann'62, Donna Heth'58 Milts. Deceased:  Caren Walters'59 Kimmerle, Grace Sanderson'53 Halstead, Robert Jones'43.  Class of 57 Reunion, will be holding their 50th on the All-Cardinal Weekend,  Judy Dahl'57 Dumermuth is the contact person, email djmuth@yahoo.com

August 10, 2006, Faye Olson'54 Bena, deceased July 29, 2006.  Otto Finger of Ott's Drive Inn, deceased July 28, 2006.  Joan Dugan, first female custodian 1971, mother of Bob, Connie, Judy, Barbara, email added. Georgia Richards'69 Tucker, email added. Richard Paul'46, moving back to the States after 44 years as a missionary in Italy, address and email added.

July 28, 2006, Email re-entered for Bob Dugan'74.  Email and address changed for Joyce Langerman'72 PetscheRobert Tann'50, deceased abt. July 20, 2006, burial Grandview.  Otto Finger (Ott's Cafe and Ott's Drive-In), deceased abt. July 25, 2006 in Texas, burial Grandview.

July 25, 2006, Email re-entered for Ruby Cousins'58 Skinner and Lowell Skinner'55.

July 20, 2006
Updated 2007 All Cardinal pages.
Address and email change for Jerry Doyle'67Dennis Dean'77, deceased July 11, 2006.  Caroline Wallace Ingles, Fac, Home Ec. teacher in the 1950's, deceased July 7, 2006.

July 15, 2006---The Thirteen All-Cardinal was again hosted at the Opera House.  Restoration continues, with the basement kitchen area being the last major project.  The numbers for 2006 were up, with about 145 being served Sat. evening at the Opera House.  The hard work of Sharrol'56 and her brother Doug'61 Fay setting up their reunions brought back a good turn out for those two classes.  we still are not seeing very many people in the 'younger' classes of the 1970's to mid 1980's, but continue to welcome them to use the weekend for their gatherings. Merle Thompson'39 Sternberg, a distant cousin, accompanied me, and may have been the oldest FHS grad in attendance.   Faculty included George Richards, accompanied by his son Marshall'71 and George Capell, who is always in attendance.  Friday evening saw quite a crowd at the Downtown Lounge, to include some of the 'younger' classes.  There was not as many at the Downtown on Sat evening but still a nice gathering.  UIU's Sat. noon picnic at Klock's Island was very well organized with great food and nicely attended.  UIU plans to host a similar picnic for 2007.  There are numerous village upgrades around Fayette, ram-rodded by Christie Dennis and the City Council, including new Main St. sidewalks and light poles which look just like those of the 1920+ to 1940 era.  Klock's Island is getting a modern restroom facility. Several other projects are in the works.  Numerous Cardinals played golf all weekend at Big Rock with was in fantastic condition.  Again, we invite any class and/or anyone who attended Fayette schools, has lived or lives in Fayette, or just has interest in Fayette, to utilize the All Cardinal Weekend to revisit the village and enjoy their own activities and schedule, to include the Sat. evening meal t the Opera House and gatherings at the Downtown Lounge.

July 10,  2006
Updated All Cardinal info
UIU will be hosting an activity at Klock's Island as noted by the following information supplied by UIU:  'Upper Iowa University’s Team Peacock is riding Ragbrai 2006 to raise money for scholarships.  On July 15, Upper Iowa University will be having a Free lunch picnic for their Team Peacock kickoff party.  It is open to the public at Klock’s Park from 11am – 1pm.  Food will be served by Carlos O Kelly’s of Waterloo and Free-will donations towards scholarships are encouraged.  Those present will have a chance to sign up to win an all-inclusive trip for two to Mexico.   Additionally, ROCK 108, 107.9 FM of Waterloo will be broadcasting live with music and hourly live broadcasts. Beverages will also be served and people can also bring their own. For more info go to www.uiu.edu '

An evening meal will be available at the Opera House for Cardinals and Fayette Citizens, Saturday, 5-7pm, July 15, 2006,  the evening of the All-Cardinal.  The Opera House fund raiser menu for Sat. evening will be $8 for 'Pulled' Pork Sandwich, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Fruit Salad, with Lemonade or Ice Tea.  Plan to arrive close to 5pm so as not to miss any of the Cardinals in attendance.  Please put on a name tag with name, class year, present hometown.  This is a 'walk-in' meal; no reservations are necessaryDress is totally informal or whatever you are comfortable wearing. 

July 10, 2006, address changes for Ann Alderson'72 Brown and Gary Cambell'62.  Email added for David Reese'56 and Roger Burns'72Paul Reese'52, noted deceased Feb 2005.  Added email for Harriet Johnson'66 Shaw.  I just found Harriet's note to me from May 2006, as it was on a post-it and became stuck to the bottom of my monitor.  Harriet, I apologize.  If you post to me an information change, I normally respond and upload new data every couple of weeks.  If I do not post your info, keep nagging and reminding, please. 

July 4, 2006, address change and email added for Mike Olson'72, Marsha Frey'69 Leahy.  Email re-added for Larry Maxon'58; his email usually bounces but address appears to be correct/active.  Several email addresses updated for the '67 Cards who are setting up their 2007 reunion. 

June 29, 2006, after making a final email check and reminder/updates before the 2006 All Cardinal the following email addresses have been failed to go through and have been removed from the database/email list.  Please keep me posted regarding email changes and active emails of class members and people with Fayette interests.  I only communicate by email and only make changes when notified.  The email list continues to dwindle.  Emails removed:  Jim Davis'40, Doyle'45 and Leona Ash'47 Butts, Jackie Rowland'47 Carlson, Loraine Sanderson'49 Sieck, Pat Shaffer'52 Brattebo, Lowell'55 and Ruby Cousins'58 Skinner, Pat Holtzman'57 Humeston, Bob Marvin'58,  Larry Maxon 58, Mike Eisched'58, Bill Miller'60, Bob Dugan'74, Craig Miller'80, Frederick Jessen'81, Jeff Dumermuth'82, Todd Lamphier'82. 

June 29, 2006, corrected email for Cindy Alderson'67 Hansmeier.
June 29, 2006, Keith Knos'36, deceased April 2006.

June 28, 2006, added email and snailmail for Harold Hansen'64.  Corrected addresses for Sharon Pattison'64.  Changed address for Ron Pattison'64.  Removed snailmail for Gary Voshell'64.  Changed email for Mike Wulfekuhle'75.

June 21, 2006, added Angie Williams'81 Looney to the Cardinal database and email, plus email for her father Coach Les Williams and sister Jill Williams'84.

June 18, 2006, addresses and email reviewed for '61.  Richard Earle'64, deceased June 2, 2006l.  Ron Maxson'62, address change.  Erin Manning'78, member 63-70, contacted/requested to be added to Cardinal database/email.  George Durey'49, moving from Milwaukee to Manchester, IA.  Email changed for Duane Martin'75 and DeLois Vandesee Martin'75UIU will be hosting a free picnic at Klock's Island, Sat, July 15th, 2006, as a kick off to a fund raising activity.

June 4, 2006, address and email update for Sharon Henry'62 NauUpdated faculty deaths; Helen Stranahan died 2003, Cuz Ottavi 2005, Robert Schieb 2005.  Corcas Chittenden'43 Smock, deceased May 2, 2006.  Marvin Buckmaster'58, deceased April 11, 2006. Richard Earle, deceased abt. June 1, 2006.

April 1, 2006, CLASS of '56,  IMPORTANT.  I had the email incorrect for Paul and Sharroll Fay'56 Richards'56, and have made the change, which is important as Sharroll is the contact for the '56 Reunion this summer.  I had the 's' at the end of the email name and it should not be there as their provider only allows eight characters.  It should be  srichard@hbci.com  

At of this date, there are about 40 from '56 indicating they are coming, which includes faculty numbers.  About 15 of the 25 left in the class of '61 are likely to attend.

April 1, 2006, added phone numbers for Gary Doughty'48 and Barbara Fauser'48 Doughty.

Mar 21, 2006, added email for Gary Doughty'48 and Barbara Fauser'48 Doughty, and Vic Fauser'56.

Mar 12, 2006, Changed snailmail for Jerry Brown'59.

Mar 11, 2006 Dennis Tope'63, deceased, Oct 2005. Changed town address for Lester'59 and Carol Sankey'63 Van Brocklin. Email does not work for Sandy Hennig'63 Moses.  Corrected phone number for Doug Fay'61, to 480-832-0048. Corrected email address for Dennis Dilley'61.

Mar 09, 2006 Jack Kappmeyer'39, deceased, Feb 25, 2006.  Added email for Gary Campbell'63.  Updated '61 database as supplied by Doug Fay'61 who is working on the '61 Reunion and David Dennis'59's sleuthing. Of the remaining 25 of '61, 20 emails are listed.

Feb 21, 2006, updated email for Carole Dahlquist'61 Hess.

Feb 11, 2006,
Updated snail mail for Marti Linge Jensen'76, who is the contact person for the '76 Class Reunion to meet on the All Cardinal Week-end.  Marti will send info later to be posted on the Cardinal pages.  Updated snail mail for Lester'59 and Carole Sankey'63 Van Brocklin.  Information for the Class of '61 was updated from data received from Doug Fay'61, the contact for their 45th Reunion which will have a table reserved at the Opera House.

July 17, 2005, Removed a member of the '82 class upon request info not be posted.  Anyone wishing to have no Cardinal contact or info available request removal. 

July 10, 2005, Last update before the 2005 All Cardinal.
George Richards, Fac/Coach,
email re-activated, sent in by dau Vicki.  Ronald Nims'56, email added.

July 7, 2005
Arlene Durey'38 Noble, address changed as result of email contact with son Chuck Noble.

July 4, 2005
Robert Wilson'47
, correct email address.  Marti Linge'76 Jensen,  added correct email address.  Patsy Wilson'81 McNaughton, added email address.  Larry Maxon'57, corrected email address. The All Cardinal is set, with no changes at this time.

June 23, 2005
Removed the following email address because of constant returns:  Lloyd Iliff'60, Gary Voshell'64, Ed Sterans'66, Howard Hubbell'66 and Linda Culligan'76 Hubbell, Debbie Bowers'70, Mary Butters'73 Hannasch, Dawn Pattison'69 Fettkether, Ronald Olson Baldwin'74, Ellen Anderson'74 Mason, Brain Moore'79, DeLois Vandersee'75 Martin, Brenda Traeger'77 Kelly, Dave Ramsey'76, Jeff Paul'75, Shelley Wagener'79, George Richards'coach, Larry Maxon'58, Bob Johnson'56, Janice Erion'49, Lois Bennington'61.

June 22, 2005
Added email for Cathy Cushion'72 Heldt.  Cathy will be the contact person for the 2006, 35th Reunion of the Class of '72, and they will be using the All Cardinal Weekend in 2006 (Sat, July 15, 2006).  Dick Roberts'54, email changed.  Address and phone change for Chuck Gooder'59 and Sharleen Mullens'61 Gooder.  Changed addresses for Dave Burget'61, Kaye Campbell'61 Briesemeister, Lavonne Johnson'61 Dennis.

June 20, 2005
An Opera House Menu has been set for Sat. evening:  $8, Iowa Pork Chops, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Fruit Salad, with Lemonade and Coffee.  The classes of '55 and '59 have reserved a gathering spot at the Opera House.  It is not too late for a Cardinal Class to reserve a table or two for their meeting location at the Opera House; contact Cindy Carpenter, Box 1857, Union St, Fayette, IA  52142, 563-425-5388 or at UIU, 1-800-553-4150,option 6, then 1; Fax: 563-425-5774; email: carpenterc@uiu.edu

June 17, 2005
Change:  Richard Paul'46, email changed.

June 10, 2005
The All Cardinal is rapidly approaching.  Please send me any information, corrections, updates, etc.  If you class is doing something that needs listed send me the details.

Big Rock Country Club for 2005, for information/reservations contact the Club Managers,  Al and Sandy Jeanes, brcc@iowatelecom.net
Corrections and additions:  Sue Rutt'75, email changed.  Mother, June Rutt, wife of Superintendent Rutt, recently fell over shoe store stool and dislocated her shoulder and has two fractures.  Frank Pickett'59, email changed.


May 25, 2005
Corrections and additions:
  Ann Bantz'80 Shriver, email changed.  Added Mary Kauten'57 Lincoln, address and email, as for some reason she was left off the database.  Les Nims'61, deceased Feb 5, 2005; son Chad made contact, Chad's email added.  Facutly Member '66-83, Viola Schmidt Webb, deceased May 16, 2005.  She was born Mar 18, 1922, in Randalia.  She graduated from Randalia High School and attended UIU.  Viola taught 24 years around Fayette, with the last 17 at FHS.  She married Charlie Webb in 1946, both living the remainder of their lives in Fayette.  Charlie died in 2002.  There were the parents of Ron'61, Marjorie'62 and Larry'66. Thanks to Janet Bantz'59 Meaney for all the changes and obit information.  The 'Company' used to be the only one keeping me in line but now several 'recruits' are working on 'intel' ;)

May 10, 2005
1941-1945, the 'Little Peacocks' will hold their gathering June 3-5. Ted Johnson'41, who was a major force behind the initial organization of the Little Peacock Reunion many years ago, passed away Feb 21, 2005.  For years, Ted also published a UIU newsletter, the  'Old Time Peacock.'  Geri Roberts'45 gerirob@iowatelecom.net can answer specific questions on Little Peacock Reunions.  Don Stansbury'45, email changed.  Geri Jarchow'45 Roberts, email changed.  Bill Caldwell'45, email added.  Thanks, Joel Doty'45 and Dale Hackett'44, for keeping updated on so many things from the Little Peacock era and early 1940's Fayette area History.

April 10, 2005,
Big Rock Country Club for 2005, for information/reservations contact the Club Managers,  Al and Sandy Jeanes, brcc@iowatelecom.net

Corrections and additions:   Added email for Elizabeth (Beth) Longley'80 Schreiber.  Lowell Corkery'39 (deceased 1968), dau Connie Corkery requested email and snail mail listed (it is under the '39 class material).  Connie would like any family history or stories/tail about her father and family as she was 9yrs when he died.  Lowell and his wife were career Army, with the family moving to Grinnell after retirement from the service, where Connie was raised.  Connie advised her Aunt Margaret Corkery Cain '36 still in Burlington, IA, but she is now in Rochester Minnesota. She has no email.  Katherine Ostrandeer'30 Gross passed away March 2, 2005 (son's are Max and Loel).  Roberta Harvey'41 Robertson, b. 12/29/1923 Fayette, passed away 2/9/2005.  Added email for Todd Lampheir'82, who is Career Military. David Jillings59, deceased 4/8/2005, farm accident, email will email listed for wife Judy.  Death dates added for FAC, Marthabelle Rueber, Helen Bellis, Herbert Hass, Margaret Pickett, Paul Pickett, Mary L. Wilbur Laher?, Jo Habercamp.  Death dates added for Betty May Kuhens'52 Downing (Don'53), Gene Van Buren'59, Ronald Nading'55, Larry Langerman'55, Cathryn Killerlain'25 Sinnnot, Fred Dennis'27, Forrest Bonjour'53, Carlton Knight'29, Blanche Greathead'32/FAC Ashby, Bruce Swomley'50M, Ronald Bantz'52, David McGee'45, Benice Bonjour'30, Gordon Smith'54, Marvin Ingles'39.  Ruth Shadle Odell'27, removed from deceased list, likely living in Texas. Bill Lewis'81M, address and email added.  Steve Sieck'72 email changed.  Beverly Johnson'55 Westpfahl information corrected.  Beverly Johnson'54 Franks, need to know if she was a class member or mixed up with Beverly Johnson'55??  James Green'54M, deceased, 2004 (date?).  Darwin Dean'77, email changed, phone added.  Leo B. Sinnott'35, deceased 2/13/2005.  Zella Mae White'25 Marquette, deceased 2/25/2005. Craig Miller'80, requested a second email listing.  David Hilliard'56, email address error corrected.  Bill Kauten'59, email change.  Desiree Dietz'87 Kowalske, dau of Janet Stannard'66 Veaver, requested being listed, email and address. Cindy Nefzger'66 Kuhens, email added, address updated. 

May 25, 2005
The All Cardinal is less than two months away.  Please send me any information, corrections, updates, etc.  If you class is doing something that needs listed send me the details.

Big Rock Country Club for 2005, for information/reservations contact the Club Managers,  Al and Sandy Jeanes, brcc@iowatelecom.net

Corrections and additions:  Ann Bantz'80 Shriver, email changed.  Added Mary Kauten'57 Lincoln, address and email, as for some reason she was left off the database.  Les Nims'61, deceased Feb 5, 2005; son Chad made contact, Chad's email added.  Facutly Member '66-83, Viola Schmidt Webb, deceased May 16, 2005.  She was born Mar 18, 1922, in Randalia.  She graduated from Randalia High School and attended UIU.  Viola taught 24 years around Fayette, with the last 17 at FHS.  She married Charlie Webb in 1946, both living the remainder of their lives in Fayette.  Charlie died in 2002.  There were the parents of Ron'61, Marjorie'62 and Larry'66. Thanks to Janet Bantz'59 Meaney for all the changes and obit information.  The 'Company' used to be the only one keeping me in line but now several 'recruits' are working on 'intel' ;)

May 10, 2005
1941-1945, the 'Little Peacocks' will hold their gathering June 3-5. Ted Johnson'41, who was a major force behind the initial organization of the Little Peacock Reunion many years ago, passed away Feb 21, 2005.  For years, Ted also published a UIU newsletter, the  'Old Time Peacock.'  Geri Roberts'45 gerirob@iowatelecom.net can answer specific questions on Little Peacock Reunions.  Don Stansbury'45, email changed.  Geri Jarchow'45 Roberts, email changed.  Bill Caldwell'45, email added.  Thanks, Joel Doty'45 and Dale Hackett'44, for keeping updated on so many things from the Little Peacock era and early 1940's Fayette area History.

April 10, 2005,
Big Rock Country Club for 2005, for information/reservations contact the Club Managers,  Al and Sandy Jeanes, brcc@iowatelecom.net

Corrections and additions:   Added email for Elizabeth (Beth) Longley'80 Schreiber.  Lowell Corkery'39 (deceased 1968), dau Connie Corkery requested email and snail mail listed (it is under the '39 class material).  Connie would like any family history or stories/tail about her father and family as she was 9yrs when he died.  Lowell and his wife were career Army, with the family moving to Grinnell after retirement from the service, where Connie was raised.  Connie advised her Aunt Margaret Corkery Cain '36 still in Burlington, IA, but she is now in Rochester Minnesota. She has no email.  Katherine Ostrandeer'30 Gross passed away March 2, 2005 (son's are Max and Loel).  Roberta Harvey'41 Robertson, b. 12/29/1923 Fayette, passed away 2/9/2005.  Added email for Todd Lampheir'82, who is Career Military. David Jillings59, deceased 4/8/2005, farm accident, email will email listed for wife Judy.  Death dates added for FAC, Marthabelle Rueber, Helen Bellis, Herbert Hass, Margaret Pickett, Paul Pickett, Mary L. Wilbur Laher?, Jo Habercamp.  Death dates added for Betty May Kuhens'52 Downing (Don'53), Gene Van Buren'59, Ronald Nading'55, Larry Langerman'55, Cathryn Killerlain'25 Sinnnot, Fred Dennis'27, Forrest Bonjour'53, Carlton Knight'29, Blanche Greathead'32/FAC Ashby, Bruce Swomley'50M, Ronald Bantz'52, David McGee'45, Benice Bonjour'30, Gordon Smith'54, Marvin Ingles'39.  Ruth Shadle Odell'27, removed from deceased list, likely living in Texas. Bill Lewis'81M, address and email added.  Steve Sieck'72 email changed.  Beverly Johnson'55 Westpfahl information corrected.  Beverly Johnson'54 Franks, need to know if she was a class member or mixed up with Beverly Johnson'55??  James Green'54M, deceased, 2004 (date?).  Darwin Dean'77, email changed, phone added.  Leo B. Sinnott'35, deceased 2/13/2005.  Zella Mae White'25 Marquette, deceased 2/25/2005. Craig Miller'80, requested a second email listing.  David Hilliard'56, email address error corrected.  Bill Kauten'59, email change.  Desiree Dietz'87 Kowalske, dau of Janet Stannard'66 Veaver, requested being listed, email and address. Cindy Nefzger'66 Kuhens, email added, address updated. 

Jan 5, 2005, numerous address updates have been make along with the updating of the Cardinal web pages.  Please continue to send address changes, especially email.  Anyone with Fayette connections can be added to the database.  If your class is planning a reunion send the information for posting.  I have not been doing any Fayette area web page work for along time as it takes more time/motivation than I presently budget to such projects.  I do continue to work with Fayette area genealogy and history computer projects however, and have a certain amount of resources saved, to include the history books and burials, plus numerous maps if anyone is working on gen/hist. 

July 11, 2004, well this the last update:) Email changed for Velma Dickinson'49, Barbara Nading'59 Miller, Nora Bray'60 Martin, and Sandra Ott'85 Prochaska (Mike'85).  Will be in NE Iowa tomorrow until the All Cardinal.

July 7, 2004, this is the last update before the All-Cardinal unless major changes are sent in by July 10th, as I will be in the Fayette area during the week of the All-Cardinal.   Information links from  http://www.angelfire.com/ia/fayette/allcardinal.htm
...1964 Cardinals...Will be meeting as a reunion at the Opera House on Sat. evening.  Donna Roberts'64 Anthes recently sent in numerous snailmail address corrections which have been uploaded.  Donna can be contacted for more reunion information. 
...1949 Cardinals...Joan Toutch'49 Hackett recently sent three new email additions, Janice Erion'49, Lorraine Sanderson'49, Velma Dickinson'49.  Email addresses have been uploaded.
...Cardinal Email Page...A very large number of email addresses are not working and have been removed from the email page.  Question marks have been left behind those people that formally had email.  PLEASE send me you email address changes and additions to the Cardinal list.  EMAIL and a web page is the only why I communicate anymore. 

 July 4, 2004,

...The Old Opera House  (Masonic/EasternStar Lodge) is being refurbished and is air-conditioned.  A meal will be available at the Opera House for Cardinals and Fayette Citizens, Saturday, July 17, 2004,  the evening of the All-Cardinal.  The Opera House fund raiser meal will consist of BBQ Pork sandwiches, potato salad, fruit salad, baked beans, dessert bars, lemonade and ice tea.  The cost of the meal was $7.00.  Serving time is 5-7pm.  The main floor of the Opera House is now completed.  The Downtown Lounge/Primetime will be hosting Cardinals Friday and Saturday also.
...Information updates have been posted for numerous Cardinals, including: 

1985, Laurie Leighton Krosch, member 5&6th, Fayette Leader family, address/email added by request.
1984, Joe Tory address/email;
1978:  Steven Wulfekuhle, email;
1974:  Darrell Cushion, email added.
1972: Steve Sieck, email changed.
1964, Richard Earl, left off original database, added;
1964, Sue Crafton Regan, corrected married name.
1964, Sharon Farley Ladeburg, email updated.
1962; Mary Sue Manson Burrack, email added.
1959; Kip Knight, wife added, was left off original database.
1954, Faye Olson Bena; spelling corrrected.
1954, Dale adn Maxine Cousins Skinner, email updated.
1953; Joanna Blaker Kocher addess/email updated.
1949; Robert Hall, email added.

Deceased:  Richard D. Jarchow b. 3/1/29 school member; Louis Churbuck'84, James Donald roberts'45There have been other obits in the papers of former Cardinals that are not recorded here, but may have been added to the master database.  It is often difficult to keep up with such information and not always an immediate objective.

April 20, 2004, updates to the Cardinal site have just been made.
...I have been very busy and it takes so much time and motivation that I fell behind on updates.  Please continue to send us info and to 'harp' at me to get changes made.  I will be testing emails for each class during the next weeks and eliminating those where I receive returns.  I no longer use snail mail to contact or acquire Cardinal information so it is very important that I have any available Cardinal email address and that the email changes are sent to me, especially for those people that want to stay current with Cardinal and Fayette information.  I have many more Fayette area and school history projects started and will be uploading some of them in the near future.
...Numerous updates in the neighborhood of a hundred changes involving many hours of work to the Cardinal database have be uploaded.  Nancy Wulfekuhle found dozens of errors in the original database when the committee for the ball park project mailed out information.  Ellen Anderson Mason sent info on the Class of 1974's 30th Reunion plans and address updates. Donna Roberts Anthes has sent addresses and information on the 40th Reunion of the 1964 Cardinals.   Faye Olson Bena posted address changes and information on the Class of 1954's 50th Reunion plans.  Many other Cardinals sent in information, thus there were too many changes to list individually so you will have to just look at the class information to see if corrections have been added or more is needed.
...Email has been added or changed for numerous Cardinals, as well as the many snailmail addresses.  There are still many errors in the database, send changes when you find them.
...
FHS School Songs  A few months ago we played around with gaining some level of understanding of School Songs.
...Many of us have received a flyer regarding the ball park project in 'Canada,' the area just across the Volga at the NW end of the bridge.  The plans call for a baseball, softball, soccer, tennis complex.  There will be flyers available at Fayette during the All-Cardinal or you can contact Nancy Wulfekuhle blimpie@iowatelecom.net  or Karla Gavin galink@uiu.edu   for information, as the committee is attempting to raise $200,000 through corporate sponsors, citizens and Alumni. 
...We will add specific Class Reunion information to the main Cardinal.  Please continue to post changes to me.  We would at least encourage any class having a 5-year interval reunion to think about gathering at the Opera House on Saturday evening, as no actual planning would have to be made.  Although the numbers are small, my class, the '61 Cards meet every year at a Fayette home and downtown.  We encourage classes to gather individually or in groups, but in reality the All-Cardinal Weekend just supplies a common time for anyone from FHS or the area to gather, so no class affiliation is necessary.

Feb 5, 2004
...Contact Big Rock, the Opera House, Trailside, Downtown, Amerinn, etc for Class Reunion reservations.  Post reunion information to me so I can get on the Cardinal site.
...Fayette is in the process of developing ball field on the north side of the river in 'Canada.'  Nancy Wulfekuhl is the contact person.

Feb 1, 2004
...David Dennis'59 (Co-Rep for the All Cardinal), email updated.
...Ron Zumwalt'67, email updated.
...Lee Goeken'82, email added back, address updated.
...Russell Schnideer'41, deceased, May 13, 2003.
...Richard Poor'51, deceased, Nov. 3, 2003.
...Shirley Gallaher'47 Rechkemmer, deceased, Dec. 23, 2003.
 

2003====will be left around awhile for reference======

July 16, 2003
...Changed email address for Lester'59 and Carol Sankey'63 Van Brocklin.

July 16, 2003
Article in the Fayette Co. online newspapers:
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?brd=1896
While much work still remains on the historic Fayette opera house, it is almost ready to open for some community activities. A fundraising dinner will be held July 19 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. with a deejay and karoke following from 7:00-11:00 p.m. The event will be held in conjunction with the All-Cardinal Reunion.
      All proceeds from the dinner will benefit the restoration project, Opera House Foundation Board Member Cindy Carpenter said.
      The funds raised would be used to match grant dollars if Fayette's Vision Iowa Community Attractions and Tourism grant application is approved. The project will cost an estimated $116,000 to complete.
      Much of the work is already finished as volunteers readied the main floor for its first event. Over 500 hours have been volunteered so far, Carpenter said.
      "The community support has been tremendous, both in volunteer labor and monetarily," Capenter said.
      Since the project was pushed forward by philanthropist David Bolger in the spring of 2001, the roof has been replaced, furnaces and central air units were installed, the exterior was painted, and the attic and walls were insulated.
      In recent weeks, the ceiling was re-plastered, the interior walls and ceiling were primed, light fixtures were installed, a toilet and sink were put in place, and the large wooden beams in the ceiling were re-varnished.
      With generous donations of money and volunteer labor, Carpenter hopes the opera house will be completed by next summer.
      "The opera house will serve as a community center and host a variety of activities from meetings and reunions to weddings and receptions," Carpenter said.
      This fall, the board hopes to re-finish the hardwood floors and complete the bathroom/coatroom. Other work remaining includes: renovating the stage area, installation of a ramp and chair lift for handicap accessibility, and reconstruction of the cupola.
      While new windows will be installed, volunteer Richard Klinefelter said they will be hand-made so the design can be kept the same.
      Getting the main floor ready for the All-Cardinal Reunion has been the board's main goal in recent months, however, work in the basement is also underway. The basement will be home to the community center's kitchen and dining area.
      The opera house can be rented for gatherings, however, since the building remains under renovation, reservations need to be made well in advance of any event.
      Rates have yet to be established but will likely be comparable with other community centers in the area when the project is finished, Carpenter said.
      Carpenter said once the project is complete, a membership will likely be initiated with a board elected every two years.
      Volunteers actively involved with the opera house restoration project include: Fred Klatt, Roy and Jean Karlson, George Capell, Rich Klinefelter, Rick Hofmeyer, Don and Cindy Carpenter, Dave Orr, Doug McReynolds, Jeff Scott, Don McComb, Nick Serra, Susan Scott, Bernie Bowers, Nancy Sandhagen, Sue Runyon, Braulic Cabellero, Sue Dohrmann, and Dixie Hennig.

July 15, 2003
...Added snail mail and changed email address for David Hillard'56.

July 13, 2003
...Email address updated for Waldo Walker'49.
...Email re-activated for Lowell Paul'58.
...Note from Doug Fay'61, cannot attend the All-Cardinal this year but will be in town the first weekend of August for the Dummermuth Reunion at Elgin on Sat. and the Fay Cousin's gathering at Wadena on Sunday.
...Note from Melody Gillette'63: Thanks for the update.  I am, both fortunately and unfortunately, doing a  play here in LA that weekend, so I can't make the reunion.  Have been in touch with Randy Anderman on the net.  Keep us in the loop, please.  Be well, have a great time.  My regards to anyone who may still remember me. 
...Note from Kathy Keig'63 Kerber: I just wanted to thank everyone for the time and commitment to making all of this information available. I've had contacts from classmates I had not seen or heard from in 40  years.  It had added a dimension I had lost.  I really appreciate the work.

July 10, 2003
...Added email for Lois Clinton'35 Fischthal (sent in by sister June Clinton'43 Rutt).
...Added email for Gertrude Schneider'43 Knott (brother is Russell Schnieder).
...Changed email address for Larry Maxon'58.
...Changed email address for Vickie Crafton'70 Andersen.
...Corrected address for Craig Miller'80 and added email address (son of Max Miller).
...Changed email address for George Richards'FAC.
...Linda Adams sent information that the Fayette Library has a new email address  fayettelib@netins.net

July 9, 2003
...Lynn Kinne posted:  The class of 1978 is having its 25 year reunion on August 2 and 3, 2003. Informal golf at Big Rock the morning of the 2nd. Supper at The Prime Time the evening of the 2nd. Potluck at noon the 3rd at Klock's Island.  Contact Lynn for further information.

July 5, 2003
...Information updated for June Clinton'41 Rutt, her husband Raymond Rutt (Superintendent 1966-until death in 1970), June's brother DeWitt Clinton lives with her and info added.  Email added for June's offspring;  John Rutt'68, David Rutt'70, Susan Rutt'75 Armstrong.

July 1, 2003
...Address added for Vicki Richards'73 Meinecke, plus email changed.
...Donna Roberts'64 sent in updates for Gary Maurer'65, Kenneth Quandt'65, James Mohlis'68, Duane Oelberg'64.

June 23, 2003
...Changed area phone code for Keith Knos'36, who advised of spelling error for Galeda McLeese'36.
...Corrected information for Jim Davis'40.
...Added email for June Clinton'41 Rutt and John Rutt'68 (sent in by Sharroll Fay Richards)
...Address and email added for Katherine Kudrna'79 Rausch.
...Corrected info for Donna Robert'64 Anthes and added her email.  Donna sent in numerous info updates on Charlotte Exman'M53, Chester Fish'53, Lillie Fish'M54, Jean Mohlis'62 Henniges, Don Conner'D64, Sharon Duwe'D64 Paustain, Jean Schuety'64 Steggall, Keith Bruns'65, Marvin Clark'D65, John Hofer'65, Donna Kuhens'65 Heath, Sirley Buhman'71 Thyer, Coe Ann Blue'83 Cornish.

June15, 2003
...Email changed for George Durey'49.
...Address and email added for John (Rick) Hofer'65.
...Email added for changed from info sent in by Denny and Judy Dahl Dumermuth for Shelley Wagener'79, Curt Dumermuth'66, Pat Holtzman'57 Humeston, Delores Lau'57 Kaiser, Jerry Doyle'57, D

June 10, 2002---Email changed for Pat Eischied'57 Wessels

June 7, 2002---Obit for Layton Zbornik'34
...
Layton Zbornik, 86, of Evansdale, died Saturday, June 7, at Allen Hospital, Waterloo, of cancer.  He was born Nov. 5, 1916, in Randalia, son of Harvey and Mae Ella Nuenswander Zbornik. He married Iva Naomi Budy on July 25, 1946, in Cedar Falls. She died Feb. 24, 2003.  A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Zbornik attended the University of Houston and then returned to the Waterloo area and worked in the body and fender business for more than 35 years. He was working at Wilbur's Auto Body when he retired.  He is survived by two sons, Layton Jr. (Marla) of Rudd and Jerry (Sharon) of Waterloo; a daughter, Nancy Zbornik of Waterloo; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Larry (Eileen) of Elk Run Heights; a sister, Virginia Edmunds of Tucson, Ariz. Preceded in death by two brothers. Marcus and Doyle. Private services took place with burial of ashes and military honors in Dunham's Grove Cemetery, Randalia. There was a public gathering from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Parrott and Wood Chapel of Memories, an Overton Family Service. His boy has been cremated.

June 2, 2003---Information for Fayette accommodations have been updated. If your class is planning on utilizing Fayette accommodations for their reunion the contact information is listed on each page except for the email page which will be kept very simple.

June 1, 2003---Email addresses were removed from the Cardinal online database and listed separately on
Cardinal Email Addresses  The internet is too unstable with too many email addresses to update, so in the future I will only be able to more quickly change email addresses on this page.  I will not attempt to keep the email list current so the addresses may not work as constant changes occur.   All non-functional addresses have been removed as of this date.  Anyone wanting added to the list or having information of present email address should post the info to me.

May 28, 2003---
...Corrected street address for Shirley Davis'47 Livingstone (sent in by Jackie Carlson).
...Change email for Larry Williams'62 (sent by brother Ray'60).
...Email added for Joanna Blaker'53 Kocher.

May 27, 2003---
...Corrected email for Larry Maxon'58 and Donald Blakeer'49.  Corrected spelling for Joanna Blaker'53 Kocher.  Changed email for Judy Miller'61 Davis.  Marked Gordon Smith'54 deceased (2002).    In the process of working on about 30+ email addresses that failed on the posted of a couple of days ago.  They will be tested one more time and then eliminated from the Cardinal database until new info is sent.

May 26, 2003---
...Added Kim Poor'82 Dahlke to the Cardinal database.  Information was sent in by husband Karl months ago but lost in my many posts and files.

May 25, 2003---
...Numerous address updates have been added to the Cardinal database.  Reminder, if you class is hosting their reunion during the All Cardinal weekend, send info for posting on the Cardinal pages.  If reservations have not been made for your specific class reunion contact Big Rock, the Opera House, Trailside Inn, AmericInn, Downtown.

May 20, 2003---
...From Max Gross who is heading up the 1958 reunion...The FHS class of 1958 will hold its 45th class reunion in Fayette on Saturday, July 19, 2003.  Beginning at 6:30p.m. in the old Opera House  (Masonic/EasternStar Lodge) which is in the process of being refurbished and will be in shape for reunions.  The class reunion will be in conjuction with the annual All Cardinal weekend.  The Class of 1958 will be blocking off an area of the Opera House so they can have a meal together, although other Cardinals will also be present as well as across the street at the PrimeTime/Downtown Lounge (old Dahl's Theater and Henry's Plumbing or Shilling's Photography before that time).
...The meal will be a simple one consisting of BBQ Port sandwiches, baked potato, coleslaw, chips, brownies and non-alcoholic beverages.  The cost of the meal will be $7.00.  Alcoholic beverages will also be available for an extra charge; beer $2, wine coolers $3.  There will be a disc jockey playing from 8pm to midnight, with Karaoke available.  The Opera house is air conditioned so weather is not a problem. 
...For those who want a break from the larger event, Jan Van Buren has invited everyone to her mothers' house for late eveing coffee and conversation. 
...Please email your reservation intentions to Max.

May 19, 2003---
...Updated info for the Butter's clan...Ken'63, Tom'66, Steve'70, Mary'73.

May 18, 2003---
...Added mailing address for Sue Poor'79.  Corrected spelling for Kim Poor Dalke (misspelled Dahike).

May 17, 2003---
...Edited info for a significant number of '58 cards from info sent in by Max Gross'58.
...Added email for Connie Dugan'77 Thibault.
...Added email for Susan Robb'68 Woodson, and Michelle Smith'68 Weyant.
...Email changed for Doug Fay'61.
...Updated info on the Gillette family, Melody'63 (email added) and bothers Bill'67 (deceased '92) and Rick'66 who were members of their respective classes before the family moved to Montrose, CO.  Ethel, they mother taught 9/10 Eng. in the 1959/1960 time span.
...Email changed for Kip Knight'59

April, 2003---

Wednesday, April 23, 2003 edition of The Union (West Union paper) the following:
 Former Fayette resident dies
   Funeral services for former Fayette resident Robert H. Thompson, 62, of LeGrand were held Saturday, April 19, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in LeGrand.
   Estel-Perrin-Avey Funeral Home, LeGrand, was in charge of arrangements.
   Robert died Wednesday, April 16, 2003, at his home while in the care of Iowa River Hospice.
   He was a 1958 graduate of Fayette High School; he had resided in LeGrand for 35 years.
   Preceding Robert in death was his father, Hawley Thompson.
   Area survivors include his mother, Agnes (Barness) Thompson of Fayette.

March 8, 2003---
...Email address changed for Kip Knight'59.
...Added email for Janet Bantz'59 Meaney.  Janet gave us Bill Shaffer who was in the class of '59 to add to the database.  Bill moved to Oelwein and did not graduate from FHS. He died June 21, 1985 and is buried in Oelwein.  Janet also had us add Eddie Roberts to the class of '59.  Eddie died February 18, 1964.
...Randy Anderman'63 sent in a couple of updates.  Email removed for Dennis Tope'63.  George Lambert'63 was listed twice and removed from the '64 listing.
...Email address added for Carolyn Hennig'63 Kiser.
...Email address reactivated fro Ed Stearns'66.
...Added email for Vicki Martin'72 Klein.  Corrected spelling of Klein.  Vicki indicated the FHS school song was "Minnesota Rouser" from the early 1960's to the closing of the school.  Anyone know when the school song was changed from "On Wisconsin" to "Minnesota Rouser?" 
...Added Danny Keig'73 to the database.  Name was left out.  Added email for Danny.

March 1, 2003
...Norbet Anderson'47?, deceased 2/28/2003.
Obit: Norbert Junior Anderson, 73, Wadena, died Friday, February 28, at his home following a long illness.  Norbert was born June 8, 1929, at Nora Springs, to Nels and Emma (Landsgard) Anderson. He was baptized at Mason City, and confirmed into the Christian faith at Grace Lutheran Church, Fayette. He attended Fayette Public School through 10th grade. He farmed his entire life with his brother. Norbert also worked at a rock quarry for ten years. Norbert is survived by one brother, Arnold LeRoy Anderson, Wadena and several cousins. His parents, and one sister, Geneva Arlene Anderson, preceded him in death. Services were held Tuesday, March 4, at 1 p.m. at Marion Lutheran Church, Gunder with Rev. Marshall Hahn officiating. Burial was in Marion Lutheran Cemetery.  Leonard Funeral Home of Elgin was in charge of arrangements. Music by: Deb Reierson, organist. Casket Bearers: Floyd Alber, Allen Alber, Ronald Halverson, Orlan Landsgard, Brian Stewart and Tom Landsgard.

February 25, 2003
...Cecile E. Follensbee'40 Callihan, deceased 2/19/2003
Obit: 
Cecile E. (Follensbee) Callihan, 79, of Milton, Fla., died Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Sandy Ridge Care Center in Milton, after a long illness.Cecile was born April 14, 1923 in Fayette, to William and Alta (Oelberg) Follensbee. She graduated from Fayette High School and earned an associate degree from Upper Iowa University. She joined the Navy Waves and became a pilot, ferrying planes to bases for repair. After 2 years she was honorably discharged due to the end of the war. She married Lewis J. Callihan June 26, 1946 and continued to support his military career, following him to many states, lastly Battle Creek, Mich.. Their marriage ended in divorce. During her years of travel she enjoyed sewing, quilting, crafts, and candle making. During her years in Battle Creek she was actively involved in the PTA at the local and state level. She worked for Upjohn Healthcare Services and in North Carolina the Salvation Army. She is survived by sons: Jay (Cindy) Callihan of Orlando, Fla.; Lewis (Kay) Callihan of Milton, Fla.; daughters: Carrie (Jim) Hoglen of Battle Creek, MI; Stacey (Monty) Mason of Bentonville, AR; and four grandchildren. There was no visitation. Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date in Battle Creek.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sandy Ridge Care Center, 5360 Glover, Milton, FL 32570 or Hospice of the Emerald Coast, 2529 South Ferdon Blvd., Crestview, FL 32536.

December 30, 2002---Information from David Dennis in Fayette;  Berniece Bonjour'30 has recently passed away.  Russell Dickenson, long time Fayette resident passed away.

November 20, 2002---Email address changed for Paul and Sharroll Fay Richards'56.  Too busy at work to do much with the Cardinal and Fayette pages, but continue to send updates, additions, changes.

November 19, 2002---Added to the database and email; Jerry and Janise Kjergaard who taught from 80-84.  Added to the database and email; Mary Schmidt'68 Shollenbarger.

August 20, 2002---Numerous changes made on information supplied by Leona Ash Butts'47.  1945, Butts, Doyle A. and 1947 Ash Leona  Butts, 13817 Plum Circle  Clearlake Oaks, CA 95423.  1947  Leonard Stefan died prior to 1947.  I don't know details of it, but I believe it was at school year end, in 1943 or 1944. He had lived within a half mile of where I lived.  1938, Merrill B. Butts died July 13, 1995.  1937, current address for Venita Wegner Thompson is P.O. Box 219, Strawberry Point, IA 52076.  1908, Doyle's  mother graduated in 1908..  Maiden name Sperry, Alice. She married Shirley Elliott Butts.  1943, Ash Wilma Mae Puffett is my sister    309 Commerce, Apt. 7, Strawberry Point, IA 52076.  Her husband, Lloyd died 12/31/01.

August 18, 2002---The FHS Class of 1947 holds its 55th Reunion.....A note was received from Jackie Rowland'47 Carlson with many address updates and several email additions to the class of '47 and info on their 55th Reunion:  22 people met August 3, 2002 to celebrate the 55th Reunion of the 1947 Class from Fayette High School in the group room at the Sugar Bowl Cafe (now Trailside Inn), where we could talk, laugh and just enjoy everyone's company for three hours.  Attending were Albert Everett, Howard and Lorna Landis, Milford Stearns, Wayne Holtzman, Bob and Christine Wilson, Russ and Fran Popenhagen, Chet and Darlene Franks, Jackie Rowaland Carlson, Lucille Steinbronn Block and husband William, Roberta Kane Mahoney and husband Clare, Dorothy Wegner Bright and husband Gene, Joann Oldfather Burke and Joe, Luella Weyant Pattison and husband John.  ---Wayne Holtzman had a collection of old valentines he had received when in 1st grade.  Reunion pictures, old yearbooks, letters, etc. were shared, plus brief thoughts about the past five years.  Many of us have physical problems but we all still enjoy life and doing all kinds of interesting things. Most have retired, but a few are still working at least part-time jobs.  ---Belle Green Demuth, Shirley Davis Livingstone and Charlotte Clark Heber have lost their husbands since we last met and several have lost one of their children.  Shirley Gallaher Rechkemmer's husband Bill is in a nursing home in new Hampton.  teddy Erion Protsman is in a nursing home in C.R.  Teddy's daughter says he enjoys receiving cards,  His address is on the Cardinal list.  Many grandchildren and several great-grandchildren have arrived since the last meeting.  Life goes on.  ---Our first full reunion was a potluck at the old American Legion Hall on Mechanics St in Fayette in 1967 for out 20th year.  We met in Oelwein for out 30th, Waterloo for the 40th, Waverly 45th and have been together every five years since with the last two being held in Fayette.---Guess what?  Those of us present August 3rd have decided to try for out 60th in the Sugar Bowl (Trailside) at Fayette in 2007.  We decided to meet at noon this time since we will be a little older :))  With a little bit of luck we will all be there.  See you in five years.  The Reunion Committee of the Fayette High School Class of 1947:  Chet, Howard, Jackie, Joann and Dorothy.

August 16, 2002---Added Graham Denniston to the class of 1909 on the basis of info sent by his nephew Don.  Added info and email for Lisa Reinertson'83 to the database.  Updated data and added email for Andy (Andrea0 Nadaeu'64 Brown.  Updated snail mail address for Dick Nefzger'51.

August 14, 2002---I have not been working on Cardinal or Fayette items for awhile.  Returning from the 98th Thompson Reunion at Arlington,  I have been sorting pics I took from many of the Cem's out to the W x NW of Fayette, with the intent someday of doing a small page on some of them, as generally most of the surnames were farming very close to the cem's.  I am still cataloging/storing any surname or historical information people will send with the intend of having a copy saved with my data to eventually be burned on CD's for the area libraries.  They project is, of course, in the saving mode and not ready for burning yet.   If you are working on family genealogy related to NE Iowa, I would like a basic copy of the tree and info.

July 31, 2002---Changed the email address for Kaye VanSickle'61 Bergholt.  Added info sent in by Jack Wenthe'67 and Paul Adams'77 regarding their class reunions.

July 30, 2002---Ron Moore sent in data for his children:  email for Pam Moore'71 Crum, email for Jeff Moore'75, snail mail for Becky Moore'77 Denburger, update for Brian Moore'79.

July 26, 2002---Added obit info for Zada Lois Prichard'31 Bach and her sister Doris M. Prichard'33 Jones, sent in by relative Karen DeSanno.  I will add basic obit info for others on the FHS database if is sent to me.

July 24, 2002----Siblings of Denny Moore'60 have been added to database as class members; Donna Moore'61 Murphy, Delores Moore'62 Bush, Raymond Moore'65, Rick Moore'68.  The family of Rolland and Marjorie Moore who in the late 40's lived immediately north of the last Main Street bridge, immediately north of the intersections of then Hwy 150 and Lima Road.  Today that house would be just to the left as one crosses the new bridge.  The family moved into the old Hoyt place in the early 1950's (last occupied by the Rhodes until the 1999 flood), the first place on the right as one travels down Big Rock Road.  The Moore's would move to Waterloo in the late 1950's where Rolland worked.  I grew up playing, fishing, hunting with Denny and spend a lot of time with the Moore family, thus was "lonely"  when they moved from Fayette, as would so many other families to locate jobs in more economically viable areas.  Although I never saw Denny again until the late 1990's, four decades later, I never forgot those early years and the close friendships of young boys.  

July 22, 2002----Email address changed for Roger Otterstein'58.  Phone number added for Judy Moore Stalkfleet'58. Snail mail updated for Larry Keig'62.  Email added fro Barbara Keig'65 Chamberlain.  Town name corrected for Kip Knight'59.  


July 15, 2002----I will be out on a cycle trip but in Fayette near the All-Cardinal July 19-20. Be there:))  No more updates for awhile, but continue to send changes.

July 14, 2002----Email added for Faye Olson'54 Bena. Address changed for Marge Webb'62 Hamlin. Email Address added for Carol Wegner'66 Herrick.  Email changed for Lynn Kuane'78 Kinne.

June 21, 2002----Email address changed for Ray Williams'60.  Street address changed for Dennis Tope'63.  Phone number added for Wendy Bitterman'71 Shea.  Phone number added for Peggy Hardy'74 Patters.  Email address added for Paul Adams'77.  Phone number added for Lisa Nefzger'79 Kelly.  Thanks David D.'59 and other for the info.  

June 16, 2002---Address changed for Pat Fish'60 Potter.  Email changed for Lowell'55 and Ruby Cousins'58 Skinner.  Kathie Lambert'60 Cybela is back online with a new email address.

June 6, 2002----John Rhode'58 died today.  From the C.R. Gazette, his obit:  "John Charles Rohde, 61, died Thursday, June 6, 2002, in Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital, Prairie du Chien, Wis., following a long illness.  Services: 11 a.m. Monday, St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Monona, by the Rev. John Moran.  Burial: St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery, with military rites.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Leonard Funeral Home, Monona, formerly the Schultz Funeral Home, where a Scripture service will be held at 7:30 p.m.  Survivors include four children, Michael Rohde of Boone, Christine Rohde of Mason City, David Rohde of Cedar Rapids and Jennifer Stephan of West Union; three sisters, Nancy Gade of Waverly, Connie Halverson of Marquette and Catherine Langel of Oskaloosa; four brothers, Bernard Rohde of Fayette, Joseph Rohde of Fayette, James Rohde of Farmersburg and Donald Rohde of Marion."

June 4, 2002----Added John Tripp'63, deceased pre 2000, to the Cardinal Database.  Sharon Thyer'62 Heth made me aware that I have overlooked his name on the class lists.  Thanks; please continue to post to me any information that needed changed.

June 4, 2002----Received a post from Major Frederick Jessen"81 and have re-activated his email as he as returned from another tour of duty.  :))

June 3, 2002---Snail mail address for Mary Clark'77 Blount updated.

May 27, 2002----Helen Knos'46 Bitterman passed away-----Obit:  Services for Helen L. Bitterman, 72, of Fayette are Wednesday, May 29 at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Fayette. Rev. Peggy Ellingson will officiate, assisted by James Pfaffly. Helen Louise Bitterman, daughter of Christian and Helen Schneider Knos, was born July 9, 1929 in Oelwein. She was baptized in 1937 at the Oelwein Baptist Church, In 1946 graduated from Fayette High School and in 1960 graduated summa cum laude from Upper Iowa University, Fayette. On Mar. 13, 1948, she was united in marrige to Richard William Bitterman in Kansas City, Mo. She taught school in the West Central School district until 1991. She was a member of I.S.E.A., N.E.I.E.A., Delta Kappa Gamma, a local reading group and card club. She died Saturday, May 27 at Community Memorial Hospital in Sumner. She is survived by three sons, Richard William (Linda) Bitterman, Jr. of Oak Grove, Mo., James Harold (Elaine) Bitterman of Fountain Hills, Ariz., and Christopher Duane Bitterman and his friend, Jonelle of Couer d'Alene, Ida.; one daughter, Wendy (Barry) Shea of Guttenburg; ten grandchildren, Vanessa (Gary) Gibson, Richard William (Joy) Bitterman, III, Beth (Gary) Beltz, Brent (Shari) Bitterman, Jeffery Cantemessa, Sarah Dunning, Jesse Dunning, Robin (Tom) Mindt, and Brian Shea; five great grandchildren, Emma Gibson, Laurel Gibson, Hayley Bitterman, Sydney Bitterman and Joey Bitterman; and two brothers, Keith Knos of Liberal, Kan., and Duane (Lucille) Knos of Rupert, Ida. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, in 1979; her parents and two sisters, Anna Beach and Frances Kunde. Arrangements by Becker-Milnes Funeral Home, Fayette.

 May 23, 2002----Email address for Larry Maxon'58 edited.

May 22, 2002----Email address updated for Chuck Chase'54.  Email address updated for Larry Keig'62.

May 21, 2002----Services for Charlotte Lottie Stepp, 98, were Tuesday, May 21 at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, Fayette. Rev. Robert Koepcke officiated. Charlotte, daughter of Edward C. and Elnora Wilson Moore, was born March 27, 1904 in rural Fayette County, Iowa. On June 23, 1926, she was united in marriage with Atrus R. Stepp at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Lottie and her husband co-owned the Stepp melon farm, located north of Fayette for many years. Following a brief illness, Lottie's death occurred on Friday, May 17, at Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union. She was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Fayette. She was also a member of the United Methodist Church Women, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Community Benefit Club and the Kilkare Klub. She is survived by two daughters, Shirley (Robert) Shimek of Cedar Rapids and Vera Splinter of Fayette; nine grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; and seven great great grandchildren. Lottie was preceded in death by her husband, Atrus, in 1993; her parents; one son, Wayne Edward; an infant daughter, Veryl May; one great grandson, Cory Olson; three brothers, Harley, Lawrence and Mike; and two sisters, Hazel and Dorothy. Arrangements by Becker-Milnes Funeral Home, Fayette.

May 20, 2002----Services for William ('62 Cardinal) Chase, 58, were at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, May 20 at First United Methodist Church, Cedar Falls. William "Bill" John Chase was born Jan. 1, 1944 in Milwaukee, Wisc., the son of Alva and Mabel Greathead Chase. He married Molly Williams on Sept. 17, 1966 in Brandon. He was president of Petersen Brothers Dry Wall Construction, Inc. William died Thursday, May 16 at Sartori Memorial Hospital, Cedar Falls, of a heart attack. He is survived by his wife, Molly; a daughter, Carri; two sons, Chad of Cedar Falls and Curt of Shell Rock; his mother of Fayette; a brother, Charles of North Fort Myers, Fla.; and a sister, Patricia Morine of Lester Prairie, Minn. He was preceded in death by his father. Arrangements by Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, Cedar Falls.

May 15, 2002----Deceased Dorothy Lau'54 Groskurth, May 10, 2002
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Funeral Services for Dorothy M. Groskurth, 65, of rural Randalia, were held Monday, May 13 at the Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Maynard with
Rev. Roger White officiating. Burial followed in Long Grove Cemetery in Maynard. Groskurth died suddenly at her home on Friday, May 10Dorothy Mae Lau, the daughter of Clarence Lincoln and Isabelle (Beck) Lau, was born on March 26, 1937 in Hazelton. She graduated from Fayette High School in 1954 and married Leon Edwin Groskurth on March 25, 1956 in Fayette. They lived in rural Randalia for many years. Dorothy was a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women in Maynard. Her hobbies included sewing, quilting, crocheting, and flower gardening.  A memorial fund has been established for the Emmanuel United Methodist Church and the Maynard First Repsonders. Survivors include: husband, Leon Groskurth, of Randalia; son, Dan Groskurth, of Oelwein; four daughters, Deb (Les) Cushion, of Fayette, Tammy (Chuck) Glew, of Fairbank, Teri (Bob) Hardman, of Knoxville, and Dawn Groskurth, of Waterloo; eight grandchildren; four step grandchildren; one great granddaughter; four brothers, Roland Lau, of Oelwein, Yvo Lau, of Oelwein, Darrel Lau, of Oelwein, and Ronald Lau, of Florida; and sister Delores Kaiser, of Aurora. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Leola Lau, and five brothers, Lyle Lau, Virgil Lau, Clarence Lau Jr., Duane Lau, and Dale Lau.  Arrangements were made at Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home

May 10, 2002----Phone number added for Roger Settje'74.

May 8, 2002----Donald Ralph Gray, 61, of Waukon, died from injuries suffered in an accident at United Co-op in Waukon on Wednesday, May 8, 2002.  Don, an employee of the agricultural supply dealer, died after he was caught in the power take-off shaft of the semi-trailer truck he was operating.  Don was pronounced dead at the scene.  Services were, Saturday at Zion United Church of Christ by the Ref. Richard Eick.  Burial: Oakland Cemetery, Waukon, arrangements were made at Martin Funeral Home, Waukon.  Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; a daughter, Hollie of Bagley, Wis.; a son, Lance of Waukon; and a sister, Donna (Gray) Lau (Class of 1956) of Thorp, Wis.  His wife's address will be kept posted on the database.

May 6, 2002----Data updated as forwarded by David Dennis'61, All-Cardinal Co-ordinator, 501 W.Clark St. Fayette, IA  52142-9734 Phone:(563) 425-4346 Fax: (563) 425-4316 Email:    dcdennis@iowatelecom.net
....Class of 1958:  Paul Lowell Paul 18868 171st Ave., Manchester, IA 52057 563-927-9424, email added to database, wife Donna
....Class of 1960:  Moore Denny Moore 2135 Rainbow Dr., Waterloo, IA 50701 319-232-5716, added email address to database, wife Peg.  Kathie (Lambert) Cybela the 1960 Class Rep.  She told me she is in the process of getting a new computer and her old email address is no longer valid.  She will let you or me know when she has an email address (address removed from the database).  Anyone else in the Class of 1960 with an email address may want  to act as the Class Rep and provide updates for the database of the '60 Cards addresses and other information.
....Class of 1974:  Jeffrey Lau was not in the '74 class.  Jeff is in the Class of '77.  Steve Lau was in the Class of '74.  Unfortunately, Steve was killed in an auto accident in 1986.  Lau Jeffrey Lau (Removed the (D) and Added:  14042 Opal Road, Randalia, IA 52164 563-428-4634 or 563-425-4546.  Added:
  Lyle Keding P.O. Box 126/131 E. Water Ave., Wadena, IA 52169 plus email address to Cardinal list, wife Gina
....Class of 1977:
Lau Jeffrey Lau (Remove the (D) and Add:  14042 Opal Road, Randalia, IA 52164 563-428-4634 or 563-425-4546

May 2, 2002----Corrected phone number for Chuck'59 and Sharlene'61 Mullens Gooder.  Added phone number for Darrell Cushion'74.  Added snail mail address and phone for Jeffry Lau'74.  Updated Steve Shannon'74 to deceased (3/1/01) and added his wife Caryl to the Cardinal list, including snail mail and email.

April 30, 2002----Peggy Hardy'74 Patters has sent numerous data changes for the '74 Cards, including email updates for Greg Capell'74, Kathy Conner'74 Pruisner, Teresa Conner'74 Petsche, Debby Goeken'74, Trish Petsche'74 Pebbles, Wendy Wenthe'74 Novak, plus the addition of some email addresses to the list.  The changes are too numerous to mention, but uploaded to the Cardinal Address page.  More changes in the '74 Cards may be coming shortly as Peggy continues to work on the address list.  PLEASE, would members of other classes try to post any known status and  address changes, as that is the only way the Cardinal Database will stay relatively current.

April 30, 2001----Email address updated for Marge Webb'62.  Snail mail updated for Maurice McBride'62.

April 30, 2002----David Allen Buhman, 54, of Fayette, died Friday, April 26, at Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union following a lengthy illness. The son of Henry and Florence Spear Buhman, David was born February 27, 1948 in Fayette County. He was baptized at Grace Lutheran Church in Fayette and graduated from Fayette High School in 1966. A lifelong Fayette-area farmer, he was a member of the Randalia and Fayette volunteer fire departments.
Survivors include: one son, Austin Ruroden, of West Union; his mother, Florence Buhman, of Fayette; his maternal grandmother, Helen Fleck, of Fayette; one brother, Michael (Donna) Buhman, of Fayette; one sister, Shirley (Lavern) Thyer, of Fayette; one niece; and six nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Henry, who died in 1999.

April 29, 2002----Updated email addresses for Wendy Bitterman'71 Shea, Peggy Hardy'74 Patters, Lisa Nefzger'79 Kelly.

April 28, 2002----Added email for Larry Earle'68

April 20, 2002----Information for the 1962 Cards Reunion added to site.  Snail mail and email changed for Don'63 and Dayna'62 Dumermuth Timmerman.  Email changed for Dennis Heth'62.  Email changed for Ron Web'61.  Email changed for Robert Hall'49.

April 6, 2002----Cardinal Little League Jacket on sale for all ages.  Go to Jacket Page

March 29, 2002----Snail mail addresses changed for Steve Sieck'72.  Sheri Doughman, Berley Moore, Charles Moore, Susie Jack, '72 class members before graduation were added to the roster.  Address changed and email added for Ellen Johnson'70.  Email address changed for Jerry Doyle'57 and name removed from master mailing list due to limited provider time usage.  Email address changed for Leroy Mahoney'54.

February 28, 2002----Email address changed for David Dennis'59.  Snail mail address updated for Joe Doergres'67.  Snail mail updated and email added for Ronald Zumwalt'67.

February 12, 2002---Snail mail street address changed for Steve Sieck'72.

February 10, 2002---INFORMATION FROM  Nancy Wuflekuhle--- blimpie@IowaTelecom.net  
MOTEL---The Fayette Motel is open and you can make reservations for the All-Cardinal or other visites by calling 1-800-634-3444.  
GOLF GATHERING---The All-Cardinal may have a two person best-ball fun-tournament, the format to be set later, but designed just to be a fun outing and not a major competition.  Start time would be by 9:30am so 18 holes can be played.  You can email Nancy for information about golf, the motel, the Downtown Lounge/Primetime.  She will help you with other information when possible.
OLD UPPER IOWA CONFERENCE DISPLAY----Nancy indicates there is a gentleman who works as a doctor of radiology with Gunderson Luthern who is helping the City of Sumner put together a museum type display of Old Upper Iowa Conference memorabilia and pictures.  They were requesting items of interest to either be loaned or donated, and will tag each item with personal information.  Good photocopies of old pictures may be used.  If you are interested, contact Dennis Schuldt, 563-382-2206.

January 31, 2002---Email address changed for Joyce Langerman'72 Petsche.  NOTE:  Joyce informs us that the Class of 1972 will hold their 30th Reunion on All-Cardinal Weekend, July 20th, 2002.

January 26, 2002---Don Stansbury'45 sent a notice that his sister Doris Stansbury'42, had passed away in April of 2001.

January 25, 2002---Email address changed for Joel Doty'45.  Email added for Eugene Nims'59.  

January 14, 2002----Email addresses changed for Daren Durey'41 and Danny Dean '67.

December 24---Email address changed for Jim VanBuren'57.

December 22---Email address added for Jerry Doyle'57.

December 16---New email address added for Mike Smith'61.

December 14, 2001---Email changed for Ron Webb'61.  Phone number added for Bertha Kammerman'56 Starr.   John Kammerman'61, has been added to the class list as John was a member who moved before graduation.  Reminder, any former Fayette student or resident that would like to be added to the Cardinal Database just needs to post the information to me.
....David D.'59 gave the following info on the Kammerman Family:   Bertha'56, Rich and John Kammerman'61 lived in Fayette only a couple years in the mid-50s.  The kids and their father, Benny, lived north, on the corner, across the street from where John and Alma Hofmeyer live today. John is pictured with your class when you both were little snot-noses.  I'll pull out the appropriate annual one of these days, scan a picture in and send it to you.  I had to do a lot of investigating to find kids that had gone to school in my class at one time or another and then moved on.  I tracked down about 14 of them and they are still listed as part of the Class of '59.  We graduated with just 26 (21 boys - 5 girls) but you'll notice quite a large group listed in our class.  It was fun tracking them down.

December 4,2001---Email for Frank Pickett'59 changed. Email changed for  Lester'59 and Carole'63 Sankey Van Broklin.

December 2, 2001
....Uploaded info from  Cardinal Sleuth, David D.'59 for:  Ronald Nims'56, Eugene Nims'59, Wanda Tope'58 Kaufman, Dennis Tope'63 (email added).
....David D.'59 also informs us to beware!!  Much of Northeastern/Eastern Iowa is not operating with the 563 area phone code, so the old 319 code will not work.  I do not know the boundary line, but he indicates that Fayette, Clinton, Davenport, Decorah, Manchester, and communities close to them, now operate on the 563 code.  
....Due to working on so much family history, I have recently purchased all of the cemetery books for Fayette County.  They are expensive, so if anyone would like a look-up, post to me and save the money.  I also have a personal copy of Fayette History 1878 which lists heads of families farming in the the county and major businessmen.  Fayette was settled predominately by pioneers moving through the routes from Penn/Ill, and Ohio/Ind into NE Iowa.  A few came the southern routes from Kent/MO to Iowa, and some the northern route Canada/Mich/Wisc.  But most are from the two major central routes, both overland and by way of the Ohio/ILL/Miss. Rivers or a combination. I have a lot of Fayette History still in the form of many unfinished web pages not yet uploaded, and may not be for years to come, but still being saved as I deduct more and more info.  Again, if you are working on family history or start, and need cemetery look ups as a start let me know.  The Gen/His Soc. in West Union has all the books and others available so you can sit down and use them.  They also have cut and pasted many obits, census list, etc. and have them in a folder by each surname.  If you have no family history data that is a good place to start.

November 25, 2001
OBIT:  Funeral Services for Viola Rogers was Sunday November 25 at 3 p.m. at Grandview Cemetery in Fayette. Viola Elizabeth Rogers was born December 1, 1904 at Cascade, to Henery and Jessie Pitman Rogers. The family moved to Fayette in 1912. She was baptized and confirmed in the Methodist Church and graduated from Fayette High School in 1924. She continued her education at the University of Iowa and graduated from the University of Northern Iowa. Viola taught at various schools throughout Fayette and Bremer counties from 1925 through 1948. She then taught in Lake City until retiring in 1969. She made her home in Fayette until 1978 when she moved to Phoeniz, Arizona to make a home with her sister, Maud. In 1993 she moved to New Hampton to be near relatives. In August of 1998 she entered New Hampton Care Center, and in September 2000 she became a resident of the Sunrise Guest Home in Fredericksburg. Her death occurred early Thursday morning, November 22, 2001 at the Sunrise Group Home. She was 96 years old and had been a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, a teaching sorority. She is survived by one niece, Dorothy (Raymond) Harrison of Fredericksburg; seven nephews, Robert (Flornce) Rogers of Fredericksburg, Paul (Darlys) Rogers of Brandon, Gerald (Gloria) Rogers of Alva, Oklahoma, George (Donna) Rogers of Mason City, Ronald (Wanda) Rogers of Fredericksburg, Charles Langerman of Clermont, and Richard (Barbara) Langerman of Hawkeye; and a wife of a deceased nephew, Lorraine Sieck of Maynard. Viola was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Charles and Austin Rogers; three sisters, Maud and Neva Langerman, and Florence Belbeck; and two nephews, Roger Sieck and Edward Langerman, Jr.

November 16, 2001----Added or edited information for John R. (Jack) Cooper'53, Ray Wiliams'60, Carol Dahlquist'61, Larry Williams'62, Aimee Dahlquist Abbett'87

November 7, 2001----Added email address for Ann Cooper'77.  

November 6, 2001---I have been busy with long hours at work, activities so if you have send me info and it is not upload, then I have tossed it aside.  You need to resend please.  Right now I am not concentrating on Fayette Cardinal stuff, and have much of the Fayette history material on hold, as I am working very hard to get the genealogy/history of my family surnames Thompson, Zbornik, Siglin and Hunt worked up.  Like the initial input of the Cardinal data, there is a lot to do and it literally takes hundreds and hundreds of hours, and just as importantly since there is so much material it takes concentration on one or two main topics since the material can be very complex.  I have not forgotten the Cardinal or Fayette material, just a bit on hold right now.  I will upload any changes and new material very quickly after it is posted to me, so keep sending data.

November 7, 2001---As you know the internet is quite unstable.  Human Click started charging nearly 300 per year for their service which was free, thus if you find any links to Human Click or an email off those links, it does not work.  I repeat, I no longer use Human Click or Photopoint!!  If you email me it must be at the address above.

September 5, 2001---Updated address info for Frank Garr'82.

September 1, 2001---Reminder, I have streamlined the number of Cardinal class list pages to just one long page including all FHS graduates/contacts Cardinals 1886-1986 Please feel free to contact me if you have any connection to Fayette or FHS and want on the list.

August 31, 2001----John Knight'62 as recently passed away in Fayette.

August 6, 2001----Dick Roberts'54 has just informed be that his sister Madeline Roberts Wins'43, has passed away.

August 5, 2001----Email address changed for Missy Tangen'84.  

August 4, 2001---Email added for Bog Dugan"74.

August 3, 2001---Jack Wenthe sent me some '67 Cards updates.  Addresses changed for Ronald Lau'67, Paula Wendrich'67.  Type corrections make for Robert Wright'67.  Address changed and email added for Peter Vermazen'67.

August 2, 2001---About 24 inactive Cardinal email addresses have been removed from the database and from my address book.  If you want to know if your address and email are current check you information on the Cardinal list page.  Post changes to me, please.

August 2, 2001---Email address changed for Danny Dean'67.  Joel Kunze, UIU, sent me some updates for the motel and UIU links on the All-Cardinal page.

August 1, 2001---I have streamlined the Cardinal Website to just a very few pages.  At present just four, with the links at the top and bottom of each page, including this Update Page, the 2002 All Cardinal Page, a printable page on the All Card, and an all-inclusive list of 1886-1986 Cardinals.  I want to minimize the maintenance time for the site, and spend much of this coming year's computer project time on family history and Fayette area history, which of course links into the Cardinal and Fayette theme.  All of my Fayette and family history material will be linked off  FAYETTE HISTORY INDEX 

July 30, 2001---Please be sure to post your Cardinal address, etc. to me.  I am working exclusively by email, so class members, please keep you class informed of All-Cardinal gatherings by snail mail if they do not have email.  I need all the email addresses you can get me.

July 25, 2001---The 2001 All-Cardinal weekend is over and a schedule for next years 2002 All Cardinal has been uploaded.  If your class has any plans to use the All-Cardinal for a reunion or gathering please email me the information to post.  This years All-Cardinal was very similar to the past few years, with about 200 former Cardinals visiting Fayette.  The Class of '81 held a pot-luck hog roast at Klock's Island on Saturday afternoon, inviting the class of '79-83.  The Class of '56 held a gathering at the Trailside Inn (old Ott's).  The class of '61 had ten members of the remaining 26 in town, meeting at Mike Smith's mother, Joyce's, home Friday evening and then at the Downtown Lounge on Saturday.  The undefeated 1955 Cardinal Football team composed of all my hero's had a super gathering at the Primetime/Downtown on Friday evening, with Coach George Richards an honored guest and mentor.  

July 23, 2001---The updates up to this date have been archived on my computer.  I may in the future upload them to some archive pages, but for awhile, the update page will include new info from this point in time to the 2001 All-Cardinal.

 


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All of my direct surnames were very early pioneers into Fayette County entering northeast Iowa in the 1850's. Growing up in Fayette and trekking the hills, prairies, streams throughout the county when the small villages and farms were so active and functional before the 1960's, the now lost history and memories of the pioneer generations and lifestyles from 1840-1960+ continue to hold my interests.  The Cardinal pages are a part of the history and genealogy work.
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