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Viola Lipp
February 1, 2002 
Funeral Services:1:30 p.m. Monday February 4, 2002
Trinity Lutheran Church - New Hampton
Visitation:  3-8 p.m. Sunday
Hugeback Funeral Home - New Hampton
Video Memorial Tribute:  7:00 p.m.  
Viola Lipp, age 93 of New Hampton, died Friday morning, February 1, 2002 at the New Hampton Care Center from natural causes. Funeral Services are 1:30 p.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church, New Hampton with Rev. David Bergstrom and Rev. Kevin Frey officiating.  Music for the service will be provided by Edith Kolthoff with a vocal solo of "How Great Thou Art" by Joyce Shatek.  Congregational hymns are "Amazing Grace" and "What A Friend We Have In Jesus".  Lector for the service is Ray Klenske.  Great-grandson; Jacob Lipp will be the crossbearer.  Interment will be in the New Hampton City Cemetery with John Huffman, Don Jepson, Ben Ryan, Eric Broer, C.J. Klenske, Joel Lipp and Dale Lipp as pallbearers. 
Viola was born in Howard Township of Howard County on November 15, 1908, the only daughter of James and Myrtle (Wickham) Stevens.  She received her education in the Elma and Fredericksburg schools.  She was united in marriage to John Henry Lipp at the Little Brown Church, Nashua on April 26, 1927.  The couple farmed north of New Hampton until 1941 at which time they moved into New Hampton.  John died December 29, 1964.  Viola had worked for many years at the former Maindiner Cafe and also for the former Firemans Theater.  In earlier years, Viola enjoyed making scrapbooks and crocheting.  Time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren gave her great joy.  She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton.
Viola is survived by one daughter; Lila Klenske (Ray) of New Hampton and one son; Don Lipp (Lu Ann) of Mason City.  4 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John; two grandsons; Paul Lipp on July 14, 1982; Mark Klenske on August 1, 2000; one brother; Vern (Bud) Stevens.
Visitation will be held 3-8 p.m. Sunday at Hugeback Funeral Home, New Hampton where there will be a 7:00 p.m. Video Memorial Tribute.  Further visitation will be an hour prior to the service at the church.
 
Monique M. Koenigsfeld
January 18, 2002 
Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. Monday 
January 21, 2002
St. Boniface Catholic Church - Ionia
Visitation:  4-8 p.m. Sunday
Hugeback Funeral Home -  New Hampton
Scripture Service:  7:00 p.m.
Video Memorial Tribute: 7:30 p.m.    
Monique M. Koenigsfeld age 64 of New Hampton died Friday at the New Hampton Care Center from cancer. A Mass of Christian Burial will held 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Ionia with Rev. John Hemann celebrating the Mass.  The pall will be placed by her three children.  Lector for the service is Florence Tilkes.  Loretta Koenigsfeld will be the organist accompanied by the choir singing "How Great Thou Art", "Be Not Afraid", "Amazing Grace" and "Here I Am Lord".  Gift Bearers for the Mass will be grandchildren Lee and Lynn Koenigsfeld. Grandchildren Brady and Laura Rausch will be Mass Servers.  Interment will take place at a later date in the church cemetery. Pallbearers are Francis Koenigsfeld, Jim Rahlf, Scott McGregor, Tim Rausch, Dan Rausch and Norb Koenigsfeld.
Monique was born in Nancy, France on February 18, 1937, the daughter of Camille Georges and Eugenia Marie Laine. She received her education in France. In 1961, Monique moved to the United States living in several areas of the country. In 1972, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Ionia, Iowa, she married Francis Koenigsfeld. The couple initially lived south of Ionia and moved to Lawler in 1995. They were later divorced. Monique had worked at Sara Lee and more recently at AMPI in Fredericksburg. Monique enjoyed embroidering, knitting, cooking and especially time with family and close friends.
Survivors include two daughters; Corinne Rausch (Tim) of Ionia; Tina Rahlf (Jim) of Lime Springs. One son; Robert Koenigsfeld (Janelle) of Hudson. 10 grandchildren. Three brothers; Bernard Laine, Jean-Pierre Laine and Camille Darville of France. Two sisters; Yolande Laine and Franciose Darville both from France. Five step-brothers and step-sisters from France. She was preceded in death by her son Donny Koenigsfeld on November 30, 1974.
Visitation is 4-8 Sunday at Hugeback Funeral Home in New Hampton where there will be a 7:00 p.m. Rosary and a 7:30 p.m. Video Memorial Tribute.  
Further visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral at the church.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of North Iowa if so desired.
 
H. R. (Ray) Wiley
January 12, 2002 
Visitation:  3-8 p.m. Monday, January 14th
Hugeback Funeral Home -  New Hampton
Funeral Service:  11:00 p.m. Tuesday
United Methodist Church of New Hampton   
H. R. (Ray) Wiley age 96, of New Hampton died Saturday, January 12, 2002 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton after a brief illness.  Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday January 15, 2001 at the United Methodist Church of New Hampton with Rev. Catherine Luck presiding.  Interment will be in the New Hampton City Cemetery with grandchildren; Sharon Kipp, Jan Medberry, Steve Wiley, Tom Arens, Ron Underwood, and Deb Wiley as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers are his other grandchildren; Connie Parson, Sandy Gahn, Linda Ruble, Roger Arens, Paul Arens, Carol Davies, Scott Medberry, Kevin Medberry, Mike Underwood and Dave Arens.   
Ray was born May 16, 1905 on the Wiley family farm near Superior, Iowa, the son of Clarence and Mabel J. (Smith) Wiley.  He attended schools in the Superior area.  He later farmed  and drove horse-drawn school bus for three years.  At this school he met a new school teacher who taught English and Home Economics.  Her name was Helen Lucille Felton.  They married in Cedar Falls on December 24, 1927.  The couple moved to a farm east of New Hampton where he was a lifelong farmer raising cattle, hogs, a small dairy herd, chickens and for a short time, turkeys.  Ray served as a township trustee and if need be, housed the school teacher for the township.  In 1956, Ray and Helen retired moving into his current home at 311 South Locust street.  Ray was a 50 year member of the Arcana Masonic Lodge #274 - New Hampton.  He had served as director of an area rural country school and was an active member of the Senior Citizens for many years.  Ray enjoyed gardening and flowers around his home, fishing and his cabin at Harpers Ferry.
Survivors include one son; Ray Wiley (Orla) of rural Fredericksburg;  Two daughters; Mary Underwood (Justin) of rural Fredericksburg; Elinor Medberry (Cliff) of Elgin, Iowa.  16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.  Two sisters; Clara Shoemaker of Thousand Oaks, CA; and Doris Anderson of Kalispel, Montana.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Helen on March 19, 1993; a daughter; Louise Arens in 1989.  Two brothers; Ben Wiley who died in 1944 at the age of 47 in a hunting accident and Howard Wiley who died in 2000 at the age of 101.  One sister; Inez Clark who died in 2000 at the age of 99.
Visitation will be Monday from 3-8 p.m. at the Hugeback Funeral Home in New Hampton and an hour prior to the funeral at the church.
 
Bernice M. Scott
December 15, 2001 
Funeral Service:  10:30 a.m. Friday
December 21, 2001
St. Mary's Catholic Church - New Hampton
Visitation:  3 - 8 p.m.
Hugeback Funeral Home - New Hampton
CDofA Rosary:4:00 p.m.  Scripture Service:7:00 p.m.   
Bernice M. Scott, age 91 of New Hampton died Saturday, December 15, 2001 at the New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center from complications as a result of Alzheimers disease.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, New Hampton with Rev. Carl Schmitt celebrating the mass.  The funeral pall will be placed on the casket by grandchildren; Laurie Tiemessen, Tara VonWaldon; Debbie Zabel and Cindy Scott.  The offertory gifts will be presented by great-grandchildren; Dan Tiemessen, James Zabel and Alyssa Franzen.  Music for the service will be provided by Ann Bennett as organist and the St. Mary's Choir.  Interment is in St. Mary's Cemetery, New Hampton with grandchildren; Bob Scott; Mike Scott; John Scott; Todd Scott; Kurt Rindels; Becky Franzen and Kris Rindels.  The Catholic Daughters of the Americas will be honorary pallbearers.   
Bernice was born March 31, 1910 in rural Chickasaw County near Ionia the daughter of John and Lucy Elizabeth (Kalen) Baltes.  She received her education at St. Boniface School in Ionia and at the Deerfield Township rural country school.  On July 25, 1936 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Ionia, she married Ralph W. Scott.  The couple made their home for a brief period in Nashua before moving to their farm east of New Hampton in 1937.  In 1955, the couple moved to a farm south of Protivin.  During these years on the farms, Bernice was primarily a homemaker and raised her family while being very active with Ralph in farming.  Bernice had been a volunteer leader with the Howard County 4-H programs in Protivin.  In 1959, the Scotts moved to Fredericksburg where they owned and operated the Highway Cafe from 1959 - 1963.  They later lived in Fairbank, IA where they ran the Cozy Cafe from 1963 - 1972.  Ralph Scott died on February 3, 1970.  In 1972, Bernice moved to 7 W. Washington St. in New Hampton where she lived until becoming a resident of the New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in 1995.  Bernice was an avid cook and will be remembered for the pies she made.  She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Rosary Society, Choir and a former prayer leader.  She was also a longtime member and a former District Officer for the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.  Bernice was a longtime volunteer at the former Health Care Manor, running the gift cart.  She also volunteered at the Chickasaw County Historical Society Museum in Bradford Township.
Bernice is survived by one daughter; Mary Rindels (Ken) of Charles City; Four sons; Frank Scott (Lila) of Fredericksburg; Richard Scott (Jackie) of Nevada, Iowa; Dan Scott (Jean) of New Hampton; Thomas R. Scott of Iowa City.  11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.  A brother; Dr. Bernard Baltes of Tulsa,OK; a sister; Lucille Muetz of W. Pomona, WI.  Three sisters-in-law; Adella Baltes of Apache Junction, AZ; Phyllis Baltes of Dade City, FL; Gerri Baltes of Denver, CO.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter; Luanna Scott.  Three brothers; Louie, Norb and Joe Baltes; a sister; Rita Rosauer and a great-grandson.
Visitation is 4-8 Thursday at Hugeback Funeral Home, New Hampton where there will be a 4:00 p.m. Catholic Daughters of the Americas Rosary and a 7:00 p.m. Scripture Service.  If so desired, memorials may be made to the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Alzhiemers Safe Return Project or Hospice of North Iowa.

Lula E. Praska 
December 14, 2001 
No Services or Visitation will be held
Her body was donated to science   
Lula E. Praska, age 86 of New Hampton died December 14, 2001 of natural causes. No visitation or funeral service will be held. 
Lula was born September 22, 1915 in rural Chickasaw County, the daughter of Charles and Eleanor (Shileny) Kostka.  She and her husband, Jerome owned and operated a service station and restaurant in Jackson Junction.  The couple later moved to Des Moines where Jerome died.  Lula became a resident of the New Hampton Care Center in 1991.
Survivors include two sons; Robert Taylor of Oklahoma and Rex Taylor of Waterloo.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.


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