Jack, age 70, died Jan. 5, 2017. He raised livestock and farmed in the Melrose area. His sisters are: Sandra Wade of Lovilia, Crystal Stansberry of Oskaloosa, Arlene Riesser of Walcott, and Tamie Watson of Albia . He also has one brother of Melrose, James Wade. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Celebration of his Live will be 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. on January 16, Monday at the Lovilia Community Building with his family present. As per his wishes the body was cremated and a private family burial will be at a later date. A memorial has been established to the family.
May he rest in peace.
Dayton Kendall Died January 7, 2017
Services are pending at Tharp’s Funeral Home of Albia. Many will remember him as the owner and manager of the Albia Gambles Store for several years with his wife Linda. He also played in the country western band called Larry Johnson and the Roadrunners in the local area for 30 years or more. He and Linda have many relatives and friends in the Lovilia area.
Alice “Coleen” Lenger Died January 8, 2017
She was Born Sept. 12, 1939 to Orland and Alice (Howard ) Sterner in Mahaska Country. She graduated from Bussey High School with the class of 1957. On June 20, 1959 she was married to Dan Lenger at St. Peter’s Church in Lovilia, Iowa. They were blessed with six children: Timmy, Denise, Ann, Mary, Danny and Jim. Coleen and Dan shared 52 years of marriage until his death in 2011.
She was a farm wife and she worked 28 years for Mahaska Bottling Company in Oskaloosa. Coleen was an active member of St. Peter’s Church and Altar and Rosary Society. She considered the church ladies as dear friends and she also enjoyed gardening, sewing, cooking, traveling with Dan, and family time.
Coleen is survived by her children: Denise Fisher of Lovilia, Ann McCloud of Albia, Mary (Pat) Wynn of Albia, Danny Lenger of Newton, and Jim Lenger of Anamosa, Iowa. She also has many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Also her sister Karen and her brother, John.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, infant son Timmy and a sister, Linda.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, January 12, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Albia. Father Mark Yates and Father Michael Volkmer will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Albia.
Visitation will be Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Tharp Funeral Home in Albia with family present from 3-8 p.m. At 4 p.m. a rosary will be led by St. Mary’s Altar and Rosary Society.
Memorials have been established to HCI Hospice, St. Mary’s Cemetery, or St. Peter’s Altar and Rosary Society.
May she rest in peace.
Barbara Gillette of Ames Dies
She was born in Lovilia on May 9, 1928 to Robert and Catherine (Carr) Ross. Her parents moved to Milwaukee, Wis. where she attended school and graduated from the Mercy High School in the 1946 class.
She worked as a medical technician at Marquette Univ. in Milwaukee and then at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Barbara met her husband at Purdue and they were married in West Lafayette. They later moved to Ames, Iowa. She was an active volunteer in her community and her church, St. Cecilia Catholic Church, in Ames.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Mary Pat;sister, Bridget; brother, Daniel; and brother, Tim.
Barbara died Dec. 1, 2016 in Ames and burial was in Ames Municipal Cemetery. May she rest in peace. For those who may not know, her mother Catherine along with Eleanora Sofranko wrote the Lovilia History Book and the St. Peter’s Catholic Church history book.