FRANK WENDELL “WINK” CHASTAIN
Frank Wendell “Wink” Chastain, 94, of Corydon, Iowa, passed away at Wayne County Hospital on July 19, 2011.
He was born on June 13, 1917, on the family farm in Decatur County to Frank E. and Maude Bruner Chastain. He graduated from Leon High School in 1934. He married Dorothy Flynn Chastain on Oct. 11, 1941. To this union one daughter was born Irma Kay.
Wink worked at the Triple A office in Leon, worked on the family farm with his father and managed the Decatur County Home for three years. In 1954 he was recruited to manage the Wayne County Home, which he and his wife Dorothy ran for the next 27 years.
He and Dorothy retired in 1981 and moved to the city of Corydon. Wink dedicated his life to public service. He was a member of the Wayne County Fair Board, Lions Club, Eastern Star, 50 plus years to the Corydon Masonic Lodge 91, served on the Corydon City Council and the Senior Housing Committee. Wink was also an avid sportsman, playing lots of baseball in his younger years and golfing in his senior years.
He was best known as “The Voice of the Wayne County Fair” for over 40 years. Wink and Dorothy were Corydon “Old Settlers of the Year” in 1985. In 2002 he was inducted into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame at the Iowa State Fair for outstanding service in Wayne County.
He is survived in death by his wife Dorothy; daughter, Irma and husband Lew Jordan of Winterset, three grandchildren, Jill Tuttle of Highlands Ranch, Colo., Lewis Stuart and wife Candace Jordan of Urbandale and Grant Wendell and wife Jessica Jordan of Des Moines; four great-grandchildren, Jennifer, Cory, Austin and Zach, many nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Maude Chastain; brothers, Paul and Harold and sister, Katherine.
Funeral services were held July 22 at the Randolph-Black Funeral Home in Corydon with Pastor Leroy Perkins officiating.
Musical selections were “How Great Thou Art,” “The Old Rugged Cross” and “The Lord’s Prayer” with Brad Hook as vocalist and Rose Hook as pianist.
Casket bearers were Lewis Jordan, John Johnson, Burton Prunty, Matt Clayton, Grant Jordan, Nile Castor, Carol Palmer and Bill Gode.
Honorary bearers were all his friends in Wayne County.
Interment was in the Corydon Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Wayne County Fair.
Randolph-Black Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
James Heesch, age 65 of Seymour, Iowa, passed away July 18, 2011, following a three year, nine and one half month courageous battle with stage four melanoma cancer.
He was born April 5, 1946, in Algona, Iowa, to Melbourne and Evelyn (Hanson) Heesch.
Jim graduated from Buffalo Center High School in 1964. He worked as a hired hand for area farmers until being drafted into the Army in 1965. He was stationed at Fort Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska, as a chemist, and was discharged in 1967 as SP/4. In October of 1967 he purchased his first farm west of Joice. He simultaneously worked at Paper Calmenson and Electric Machine in Minneapolis in 1969.
In September of 1969 he married Norrine (Nelson) Heesch of Scarville and to this union two children, a daughter Codi and a son Clint were born. While farming Jim worked at Winnebago Industries until 1973 and delivered motor homes during the off-farming season until 1976 when he and his wife farmed full-time. He custom harvested in the Dakotas’ for a few years and also custom harvested for the area farmers. Jim purchased farm ground southwest of Seymour in 1983 and moved to their current residence in 1990.
His hobbies included construction of buildings, houses and machinery. He bred and trained American quarter horses for over 35 years. He was passionate about the heritage of farming he shared with his children and grandchildren.
James is survived by his wife, Norrine; daughter, Codi (Heesch) Christianson and husband David; son, Clint Heesch and wife, Andrea (Honsey) Heesch; five grandchildren, Tuff and Colt Christianson and Tell, Wyatt, and Paige Heesch; brothers, David Heesch, Miles Heesch; sisters, Susan Heesch, Elaine Heesch, and sister Barbara and husband Lonnie Flake; sister-in-law, Helen (Nelson) Coumes and husband Michel; three brothers-in-law, Gerald Nelson and wife Cynthia, Tim Nelson and wife Linda, and Arlyn Nelson and wife Kris and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Melbourne Heesch and Evelyn Heesch; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Norris Nelson and Florain Nelson and brother-in-law, Aaron Rognehaugh.
According to family wishes, Jim has been cremated and there will be no public services. He will be buried at a family plot. Condolences may be left online at HYPERLINK "http://www.langefh.com/"www.langefh.com. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Lange Funeral Home, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, IA 52544.
GLENDENE FLOY PAUGH
Glendene Floy Paugh, daughter of William E. and Lulu Elizabeth Sutton was born May 13, 1915, on a farm near Derby, Iowa. Her family moved into Derby when she was six years old. She passed away at the Wayne County Hospital on July 16, 2011, at the age of 96 years, 2 months, and 3 days.
Glendene attended Derby School from which she graduated as Valedictorian of her class in 1933. She went on to attend Simpson College where she received a certificate to teach. She taught at the Lucerne rural school until she married Lloyd Paugh in 1934. To this union two children were born, Edward Craig and Linda Sue.
Lloyd and Glendene were engaged in farming southeast of Humeston until their retirement in 1976 when they built a new home and moved into Humeston.
Glendene had many hobbies including oil painting, quilting, and golf. She and Lloyd were members of the Humeston Methodist Church and Lakeside Golf Club. Glendene was a long time member of. P.E.O. and Yorel Club. A special delight of hers was attending the coffee groups that gathered around town.
Over the years Glendene was a helpmate on the farm but she also worked to create off the farm income. She was a waitress at Jimmy’s Cafe and worked as a bank teller for the bank in Humeston and did some substitute teaching. In later years she opened a craft shop with her friend Virginia Francisco and sold items from local artists. She was a talented and gifted person and shared with those around her.
Glendene was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and her children were a very special joy to her and she to them.
Preceding Glendene in death were husband of 52 years, Lloyd; parents, William E. and Lulu Elizabeth Sutton; parents-in-law, Edward and Verna Paugh; brothers, Edwin and Leslie; sisters, Carma Exley and husband Joe, Zella Carpenter and husband Everett, Wilma Sutton, Lucille Kipper and husband Max and sister-in-law, Doris Kipper and husband Kenneth.
Left to celebrate her life are son, Craig Paugh and wife Shirley, of San Clemente, Calif., and daughter Linda Bryan and husband Clell of Allerton; granddaughter, Cynthia Michelsen and husband David of Norwalk; grandsons, Kevin Paugh and wife Linda of San Clemente, Calif.; Boake Paugh and wife Lisa of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and Kyle Bryan and wife Julie of Pleasant Hill; great-grandchildren, Tyler Paugh, Las Vegas, Nev.; Kelley Paugh, Laguna Nigel, Calif., David Paugh and Katie Paugh, Rancho Cucamonga, Bryan and Dylan Michelsen of Norwalk; Collin and Caleb Bryan of Pleasant Hill and beloved nieces, nephews, other family members and many long-time friends.
Funerals services were held July 20 at the Humeston Christian United Methodist Church with Pastor Dale O’Connell officiating.
Musical selections for congregational hymns were “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Just A Closer Walk With Thee.” Musician was Jayma Smith.
Casket bearers were Kevin Paugh, Boake Paugh, David Paugh, David Michelsen, Kyle Bryan and Bryan Michelsen.
Interment was in the Humeston Cemetery.
Randolph-Black Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.