Archive for the ‘Obituaries’ Category

Catherine Wagner(Wagoner) Juon Burns – typewritten obituary

August 20, 2012

Catherine Wagner Burns, daughter of John and Barbara Wagner, was born July 13, 1884, at Saratoga, Wyoming, and passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clara Lande, last Thursday morning, May 10,  (1956) thus attaining the age of 71 years, 9 months and 28 days.

When a small child, the family moved to California, where she spent her childhood and youthful years.

On February 10 1904 she was united in holy wedlock with Christian Juon at Whittier, California, and at once came with him to Iowa where the couple established their new home on a farm south of Alleman. To this union were born eight children, all of whom were baptized and received into the membership of the Salem Reformed Church at Alleman, where she and her husband remained faithful members to the last.

After 40 years of devoted marital felicity her husband passed away in July, 1944. He was preceded in death by two sons, Lester in 1907, and Willis in 1943 by a tragic accident.

On March 11, 1952, she was united in marriage with John Burns at Lodi, California and since that time they had made their home alternately there and in Iowa.

Mrs. Burns, previous to her illness five years ago, had enjoyed good health and met her duties with vigor and great pleasure within the home and church, and many social obligations. Her neighborliness will always be remembered. Following her long illness the past six months, which she bore with true Christian fortitude, she was granted a release from her suffering, into the hands of the Maker on Thursday, last week.

Surviving are her husband, John Burns; her children, Alfred Juon of Jewell, Mrs. Clara Lande of Huxley, Mrs. Iona Kramer of Webster City, Elmer and Merlan Juon of Slater and Mrs. Edna Den Hartog of Shafter, California.

Fifteen grandchildren* also survive. She is further survived by three brothers and one sister: Joe Wagner of Saratoga, Wyoming, Andrew and John Wagner and Mrs. Eva Bueler, all of Modesto, California; many nieces and nephews and a host of more distant relatives and friends, all of whom cherish her memory.

*Frances, Lester and James Juon
Paul Joseph Kramer
Barbara, Bonnie and Harold Lande
Kenneth, David and Constance Juon
Donna Mae, Robert and Kristie Juon
Ronald and James Den Hartog


Christian Juon obituary – unknown newspaper and date

August 20, 2012


Services for Chris Juon, Widely Known Alleman Man, at Alleman Church

Native of Switzerland Came to This Country When An Infant

Alleman.–Funeral services for Chris Juon, widely known Alleman farmer and one of the older residents of that community, were held Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the home and at 2 o’clock from the Alleman Reformed church. The services were in charge of the pastor, Rev. A. I. Kruetzman. Internment was in the Lincoln cemetery.

The deceased had been in failing health for the past two years, but his condition was not serious until about two weeks ago. Since that time his health had failed rapidly.

During the services at the home Miss Mildred Hook sang “Sweet Hour of Prayer,” and at the church a quartet composed of Arnold Engelman, Raymond Hitz, Harold Hitz and Ralph Hitz, sand “Abide With Me,” and “Safely and Tenderly Jesus is Calling.” The pallbearers were: Arnold Alleman, Will Jaeger, Arthur Lehman, Carl Jaeger, Fred Lehman and Clarence Alleman.

Born in Switzerland

Christian Juon, son of the late Christian and Clara Juon, was born in Chrish (Grusch), Switzerland, August 8, 1871, and passed away this life Tuesday, July 25, 1944, at the age of 72 years.

The deceased came with his parents to this country at the tender age of one and a half years. The family came directly to the Alleman community, settling on a farm there. Here the deceased grew to manhood and has since made his home there. He was united with the Alleman Reformed church in 1886, being a charter member of that organization.

On February 17, 1905 (1904), at Whittier, California, he was united in marriage to Miss Catherine Wagner(Wagoner) and to this union eight children were born, two of whom preceded their father in death.

Mr. and Mrs. Juon made their home on the farm south of Alleman until about two years ago when they moved to a property (in Alleman, Iowa?)

Surviving in addition to the widow are the children: Alfred of Jewell Mrs. Clare (Clara) Lande of Huxley, Mrs. Iona Ceamer (Ione Kramer) of Webster City, Elmer, Merlan and Edna, at home. One of the son’s preceding him in death was Willis, whose accidental electrocution occurred just a year to the day before his father’s death. Also surviving are a sister and a brother, Mrs. Will (Susanna) Jaeger of Des Moines, and S. (Sebastian) Juon of Chapman, Kansas, and six grandchildren. (Frances, Lester and James Juon, Joe Kramer, and Barbara and Bonnie Lande)

In Remembrance, Merlan Robert Juon, age 84

July 10, 2012

Merlan Robert Juon, 84, of Alleman, Iowa, went home to be with Jesus, The Victor over death, on Friday, October 20, 2006 after a hard fought battle with pneumonia and infection throughout the body. Merlan was born November 11, 1921. He farmed and lived on the home place his whole life and was a member of Saylorville Baptist Church. He was a faithful and loving husband, father, grandpa, brother, uncle, friend and servant to Christ.

Merlan is survived by his wife, Ivy, of 62 years, daughter Donna Steiner, son and daughter-in-law Bob and Sally Juon of Council Bluffs, daughter and son-in-law Kristie and Brian Swanson, ten grandchildren: John Steiner (Jane), Dave Steiner, Kevin Juon (Michelle), Brandon Juon, Dawn Juon, Rebecca Rankin (Dustin), Noelle, Rachel, Abby and Faith Swanson, three great-grandchildren, Karis Rankin, Bryce and Grant Juon.

Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 24 at Saylorville Baptist Church – 6429 NW 6th Drive – Saylor Twp. Visitation will be Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Ankeny Funeral Home. Internment will be in Lincoln Cemetery in Alleman.

In memory of Rebecca Joy Rankin, 33

July 10, 2012

Rebecca Rankin, 33, was born on March 13, 1978, and went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at home surrounded by her family. Becca had prayed a prayer inviting Jesus into her life when she was only 3 years old and seemed to really understand and mean it. But when she was about 14, she realized she hadn’t seen the fruit in her life, so really repented of her sins and turned her life over to God at that point, trusting in God’s saving grace as in John 5:24 “He who hears my word and believes in Him who sent me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life!”

Becca was a beloved wife, daughter, sister, friend, etc. Her passions were ministering for the Lord, writing, friendships, and music. She loved teaching speech and writing at the Network as well as teaching private violin lessons. She also loved being able to stay home and serve her family. She had been courageously battling health issues the last 3 years and never really gave up, but her body finally did.

She is survived by her husband, Dustin Rankin and their children, Karis and Gabrielle, parents, Brian and Kristie Swanson of Slater, IA; sisters Noelle (Brian) Gibbons of Ankeny, IA, Rachel Swanson, Abigail Swanson, Faith Swanson, and grandmother, Ivy Juon of Slater, IA, as well as many beloved aunts, uncles and cousins.

In loving memory of Anna Katherine Juon, age 91

July 10, 2012

Anna Katherine Juon of Madrid, Iowa, formerly of Ankeny and rural Polk City passed from this life on July 21, 2011 at the Madrid Home.

She was born October 12, 1919, to Alva LeRoy and Agnes Hazel (Sweeney) Darnall in Des Moines, Iowa. Anna attended and graduated from East High School in Des Moines where she was a member of the swim team and one of only a few women who received an athletic letter at the time. Anna worked as a comptometer operator for Flynn Dairy. During that time she met and later married Elmer Juon. They were introduced by her co-worker Ivy Helland who eventually became her sister-in-law. After marriage, Elmer and Anna farmed south of Alleman and raised three children. Anna spent many years as a member of the Y-4 Club, 4-H leader and CCD teacher at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Elkhart, and in later years was a proud Perky Penguin.

Anna loved baking, needlework, doing word searches, attending church, going for coffee or out to eat with her friends, and spending time with family, especially her long awaited great-granddaughters.

Anna is preceded in death by her parents; husband; cousin, Francis Booe, who was like a sister to her; and her son, David in 2010.

Survivors include children, Kenneth (Sarah) Juon of Rhinelander, WI; Constance (Carl) Duling of Madrid, IA; and daughter-in-law Sharon Juon of Waterloo, IA. Grandchildren include Bryce (Alyssa) Duling of Gladstone, MO; Kelly (Jeff) Brozek of Ames, IA; Allison Duling of Fort Dodge, IA; Jennifer Juon of Waterloo, IA; Lindsay (Alan) Holt of Indianapolis, IN; and Emma Juon of Rhinelander, WI. Great-grandchildren are Emily Holt of Indianapolis and Gabrielle Brozek of Ames.

2010 started on sad note with loss of David Juon

July 10, 2012

David Christian Juon, 62, of Waterloo, IA, died at his home Friday, January 8, following a heart attack. He was born August 5, 1947, in Des Moines, son of Elmer and Anna Darnell Juon. He graduated from North Polk High School in 1965 and Iowa State University in 1972 with a degree in English, Speech, and Broadcast Journalism.

He married Sharon Dunker on September 7, 1968 in Peoria, IL. Dave served in the US Army 1968-1970. He started as Public Affairs Director of WHBF TV Station in Rock Island and then joined John Deere in November 1973 in human resources, currently working as Supervisor of the John Deere Regional Training Center in Waterloo.

Dave was a member of the Waterloo School Board for six years and currently chair of the Community Education Advisory Committee; past chair of the Waterloo Civil Service Commission; a Deacon, Elder, choir member and chair of the Music and Worship Committee at Westminster Presbyterian Church; member of Spokesmen Club; Waterloo Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors; past president of the Black Hawk County Iowa State University Alumni Club; and Audubon Neighborhood Association Board.

He was awarded the Service Key from ISU Club of Black Hawk County and Dave and Sharon were named Parents of the Year from the West High Athletic Boosters Club.

Dave was very active in his community and within his church, but he especially enjoyed being with his family…and being Iowa State fans. He loved fishing!

He is survived by his wife Sharon of Waterloo; daughter Jennifer Emily Juon of Denver, Colorado; daughter Lindsay Christine Holt and her husband Alan of Indianapolis, Indiana; mother Anna Juon of Madrid, Iowa; brother Ken Juon and his wife Sarah of Rhinelander, Wisconsin; sister Connie Duling and her husband Carl of Madrid; four nephews and three nieces.

Dave was preceded in death by his father.