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Obituaries published in the week of Oct. 9, 2012
Oct 9, 2012, 16:38

Cecil Dean Wishmeyer, eldest child of Joseph L. and Isola (Wilmet) Wishmeyer, was born on the family farm near Humeston on Sept. 5, 1911, and died at the Continental Care Center at Seymour on Oct. 2, 2012, where he had been a resident since 2005.
Cecil attended school through the 10th grade. He married Leona Rynor on June 6, 1932, and three sons, Willard Dean Wishmeyer, Chester Wishmeyer and Willis Dean Wishmeyer were born to this union. They lived the majority of their married life on a farm near Humeston and were married 59 years, when Leona died in February 1992.
Cecil’s parents, Joseph and Isola Wishmeyer; sister, Dorothy Recker; wife, Leona; sons, Chester and Willis and grandchildren, Diana and Michael Wishmeyer, preceded him in death.
He is survived by his son W. Dean Wishmeyer of Cedar Falls; grandchildren, Janet Rettenmaier of Columbia, Mo., Duane Wishmeyer of Highland Ranch, Colo., and Jolynn Wishmeyer of Cedar Falls; great-grandchildren, Katherine and Jared Wishmeyer of Highland Ranch and Leigh and Keith Rettenmaier of Columbia.
Memorial services were held Oct. 5 at the Clio Cemetery with Pastor Leroy Perkins officiating.
Casket bearers were W. Dean Wishmeyer, Janet Rettenmaier, Barry Harper, Duane Wishmeyer and Jolynn Wishmeyer.
Randolph-Black Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Bill B. Hughes of Palm Harbor, Fla., passed away Sept. 15, 2012, at his home with his family at his side.
Bill was born Dec. 4, 1936, in Corydon and the son of Zed B. and Marvel E. Hughes. Bill graduated from Corydon High School, joined the Marines in 1954 and served in Japan as a radar technician.
Upon leaving the military, Bill graduated from Iowa State University as an electrical engineer during the beginning of a golden age of electrical engineering. He was an inventor in the fields of electronics, optics and lasers. Bill was one of three individuals who designed the first laser-guided munitions. At Honeywell and Lockheed-Martin Corporation, he was a principal engineer in the “Think Tank.”
He is survived by loving companion, Mary Haggar; daughters, Cathy McComb (Scott) of Saudi Arabia and Susan Kerby (Charles) of N. C.; sons, Barry and David both of Tenn.; stepchildren, Becky Rice and Vicky Rice, both of Washington, Dr. Allan Haggar of Illinois and JanMarie Muhanna of Beirut, Lebanon; grandchildren, Lt. Ben McComb of the U.S. Air Force; Emily Kerby of N.C., Eric McComb and Adam McComb, both attending the University of Alaska, Patrick McComb of Saudi Arabia, Katie Darling and Will Darling of Washington and sisters, Judy Duden of Kirksville, Mo., and Roxanne Tovrea (Andy) of Lakeland, Fla.
An infant son, Ben; parents; sister and husband, Harry and Elaine Harrison and brother-in-law, Dr. Tom Duden, preceded him in death.
Bill had many interests including running, boating, diving, cruising, building airplanes and flying aerobatics. He fought prostate cancer with widespread metastases for more than 16 years. He led support groups, giving men encouragement to be positive and to keep fighting for information about new drugs, protocols, and oncologists with special interest in prostate cancer.
A Celebration of Life was held at his home in late August 2012, which was always Bill’s wish. He did not want to miss a good party and thoroughly enjoyed his family and friends. Many attended from his neighborhood, as well as far away places. A burial service with family and friends will be held at the Corydon Cemetery on Oct.16 at 11 a.m.
The family requests any memorials go to Suncoast Hospice Foundation, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33760-9962.

Louise Carleen Schooley was born July 7, 1919, to John (Ted) and Merle (Traupel) Surbaugh. She passed away at her home Sept. 15, 2012.
She was united in marriage to Dean Schooley on Jan. 26, 1949. They had one son, John.
Carleen attended Allerton High School. After graduation, she moved to Des Moines where she worked for Look Magazine and cleaned houses.
After getting married, she and Dean lived on the family farm all of their married life. She thoroughly enjoyed being outside gardening, 
helping with the livestock and working on the farm. Most of all, she enjoyed being a grandmother, attending school functions and having her granddaughters follow her around the farm.
Carleen was a member of the High Point Methodist Church near Garden Grove where she attended faithfully and had many dear friends.
She also enjoyed lifelong friendships with the ladies from The Needle Craft Club, where she had been a member since childhood. 
Left behind is a family who loved her dearly; son, John and wife Lori; granddaughters, Mallory, Mackenzie and Marissa and sister, Irma Lewis, of Des Moines.
Many nieces and nephews, who bestowed on her the blessing of cards, phone calls and visits at home, will miss her.
Husband, Dean, infant daughter, Mary and siblings, John Surbaugh, Helen Koepsel and Irene Honett, preceded her in death.
Graveside services were held Sept. 20 at the Allerton Cemetery with Pastor Rick Hawkins officiating.
Casket bearers were Steve Bettin, Norman Skinner, Danny Stewart, Duane Skinner, Chuck McCullough and Bill Shoup.
Honorary bearers were Marvin Hook, Ron Main, Don Pogliano and Everett Acheson.
Interment was in the Allerton Cemetery.
Randolph-Black Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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