Miscellaneous Black Hawk County, Iowa Obituaries - 2000

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WATERLOO -- Ronny Joe Hemenway, 53, of 315 Vinton St., died Friday, Jan. 14, at home of cancer. 
He was born March 23, 1946, in Aplington, son of Henry Floyd and Betty Jean Stocks Hemenway. 
He married Kathleen Berger in 1968; they were later divorced. He married Janice Makowsky July 26, 1991, in Waterloo. 
Mr. Hemenway was a 1964 Columbus High School graduate, was in the U.S. Air Force for 13 years and served in Vietnam, and was proprietor of "Reasonable Ron's Auto Sales" in Waterloo. 
Survived by: his wife; two sons, Mike of Traer and Jesse of Waterloo; three daughters, Tamara and Kelly Jo, both of Muscatine, and Rachel of Waterloo; five grandchildren; four sisters, JoAnn of Minnesota, Pepper and Teresa, both of Ohio, and Gloria of Waterloo; and six brothers, Max of Kentucky, Fred of Waterloo, Henry Floyd III and Phillip, both of Ohio, Tony of Traer and Thomas of Mississippi. 
Preceded in death by: his parents; and an infant sister. 
Memorial services: 7 p.m. today at Parrott & Wood Family Funeral Care. Family will receive friends for an hour before services at the funeral home. 
Memorials: may be directed to the family. 

WATERLOO -- Raymond G. Dallenbach, 75, of Jolley, formerly of Waterloo, died at home Friday, Jan. 14, of heart failure. 
He was born Dec. 10, 1924, in Logan Township, Calhoun County, son of David and Gladys Dallenbach. He married Anna Fox; she died Feb. 14, 1960. He later married Frances Kline and she died in 1983. 
Mr. Dallenbach was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was employed at John Deere Tractor Works and also farmed until his retirement. 
Survived by: three sons, Dennis, Tom and Kevin, all of Waterloo; five daughters, Judy Van Natta of Waterloo, Diane Ruen of Dyersville, Karen Eisentrager of Farmington, Minn., Debbie Erickson of Fonda, and Mary Patterson of Jolley; 23 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters; and a half sister. 
Preceded in death by: a brother; and a grandson. 
Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Evangelical Covenant Church, Pomeroy, with burial at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Taylorville Cemetery, Arlington. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Michael-Lotenbauer-Powers Funeral Home, Pomeroy. 
Memorials: may be directed to the family. 

ELMA -- Olga Hopkins, 97, of Elma, died Jan. 8, at Colonial Manor Home, Elma, of natural causes; survivors include a daughter, Joyce Elaine Hart of Elma; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Besse Cook of Redwood City, Calif.; she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph, on April 25, 1983; a sister, Stella Johnson; and three brothers, Hans, Karl and Elmer Larsen; memorial services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Conway Funeral Home, with inurnment in Howard Cemetery, both in Elma; friends may call for an hour before services at the funeral home with family present; Mrs. Hopkins attended Winona State Teachers College, Winona, Minn., and taught in the elementary school at Ostrander, Minn.; later she and her husband owned and operated Hopkins Hatchery, retiring in 1965. 

ELDORA -- Dolly F. Stonebraker, 82, of Eldora, died Friday, Jan. 14, at Eldora Regional Medical Center of natural causes; survivors include a daughter, Jane Eekhoff of Eldora; two sons, John "Jody" and Bill, both of Eldora; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty Jacobson of Windom, Minn.; and two brothers, Rex Heard and Jim Heard, both of Steamboat Rock; she was preceded in death by her husband, William, in 1983; a granddaughter; three sisters, Gladys Mounter, Catherine Heard and Joy Huzl; and six brothers, Raymond, William, Rowland, Carroll, Claude and Donald Heard; services were 10:30 a.m. today at United Methodist Church, with burial in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens, both in Eldora; Creps-Abels Funeral Home, Eldora, is in charge of arrangements; a memorial fund has been established; Mrs. Stonebraker had worked at Infanseat, Graham's Clothing, Ben Franklin, Community Grocery Store and Tom and Sandy's until retiring. 

OSAGE -- John Dostart, 79, of Osage, died Saturday, Jan, 15, at Faith Home, Osage, of natural causes; survivors include his wife, Maxine; two daughters, Patricia Jean Theilen of Nashua and Barbara Ann Thomas of Montana; a son, Steven Joseph of Evansdale; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren; he was preceded in death by a daughter, Joan Marie; a son, Jerry Lee; two sisters, Lillian Blonigan and Aileen Cagley; and a brother, Leon; services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Osage, with burial in St. Peter's Cemetery, New Haven; friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Champion Funeral Home, Osage, with a 3 p.m. rosary and a 7 p.m. Scripture wake service; Mr. Dostart was employed for many years by Waterloo Implement Co. 

PROTIVIN -- Adella A. Andera, 87, of Protivin, died Saturday, Jan. 15, at Regional Health Services Hospital, Cresco, of natural causes; survivors include cousins; she was preceded in death by a brother, Alois; services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Worship Center, Protivin, with burial in the church Cemetery, friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. today at Conway Funeral Home, Cresco, with a 4 p.m. rosary and a 4:30 p.m. Scripture service, and at the worship center for an hour before services Tuesday. 

POSTVILLE -- Lila O. Renzman, 92, of Postville, died Saturday, Jan. 15, at Good Samaritan Center, Postville, after a brief illness; survivors include two daughters, Betty J. Hammond and Marsha Nost, both of Cedar Rapids; a grandson; five stepgrandchildren; a brother, Richard Gulsvig of Waterloo; and a sister, Gladys Puffer of Portland, Ore.; she was preceded in death by her husband, John, in 1953; a sister, Irene Larson; and three brothers, Roy, Milo and Ernest Gulsvig; services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Postville, with burial in Postville Cemetery; friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Schutte Funeral Home, Postville. 

IOWA FALLS -- James A. Johnston, 74, of Iowa Fall, died Saturday, Jan. 15, at Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines, of natural causes; survivors include four sisters, Nioma Gaston of Carlisle, Florence Earl of Grand Forks, N.D., Blanche Lealos of East Grand Forks, N.D., and Nadine Dickerson of Richmond, Va.; and three brothers, Carlton of Minneapolis, Eugene of Littleton, Colo., and Stanley of East Grand Forks; he was preceded in death by his wife, Bette E.; two sisters, Phyllis Johnston and Joyce Dickerson; and three brothers, Clarence, Dewey and J.C.; graveside memorial services and inurnment will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Union Cemetery, Iowa Falls; military rites will be conducted for Mr. Johnston and his wife by Hyman-Peavey American Legion Post 188 of Iowa Falls; Linn's Funeral Home, Iowa Falls, (515) 648-2569, is in charge of arrangements; memorials may be directed to Scenic City Foundation, P.O. Box 21, Iowa Falls, IA 50126; Mr. Johnston was a U.S. Army veteran serving with the Army of Occupation of Japan and also with the Philippine Liberation Campaign; he attended beautician school in Des Moines, and was beautician and proprietor of Mr. James Beauty Salon, Iowa Falls. 

POSTVILLE -- Raymond Schmelzer, 81, of Postville, died Friday, Jan. 14, at Iowa City Rehab Health Center, Iowa City, after a brief illness; survivors include a daughter, Jean Gregory of Des Moines; three grandchildren; four brothers, Alfred of Waterloo, Edmund of Fulton, Mo., John of Stillwater, Minn., and Joseph of Neenah, Wis.; and four sisters, Angela Bagge of Independence, Mary Agnes Schmelzer and Dorothy Novak, both of Waterloo, and Sister Gertrude, PBVM, Dubuque; he was preceded in death by his wife, Beata, in 1987; a daughter, Mary Jo; two sisters, Theresa Kuhn and Sister Christine; and a brother, Maurice; services were 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Bridget's Catholic Church, Postville, with burial in Mount Calvary Cemetery, West Union; Schutte Funeral Home, Postville, was in charge of arrangements. 

CONRAD -- Clark H. Brindle, 99, of Conrad, died Sunday, Jan. 16, at Oakview Nursing Home, Conrad, of natural causes; survivors include his wife, Gladys; two sons, Wallace E. and Marvin C., both of Conrad; three daughters, Marjorie F. Vint of Beaman, Frances K. Patterson of Gilman and Eleanor M. Stromberg of Cincinnati, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary L. Walter of Marshalltown; and a brother, Luther M. of Marshalltown; he was preceded in death by a sister, Joy Eggleston; and two great-granddaughters; services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Alice Church of God, with burial in Alice Union Cemetery, both in rural Conrad; friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Johnston Funeral Home, Conrad, with family present from 6 to 8 p.m.; a memorial fund is being established; Mr. Brindle attended Marshalltown Business College and took a two-year agriculture course at Iowa State College, Ames; he farmed for 44 years in the Grundy County area and served for 30 years as director of First State Bank, Conrad. 

CHARLES CITY -- Winthrop L. Lincoln, 85, of Charles City, died Saturday, Jan. 15, at Floyd County Memorial Hospital, Charles City, of natural causes; survivors include his wife, Alice; a son, Lester of Waverly; a daughter, Janan Kelly of Marion; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; he was preceded in death by three brothers, Merle, Virgil and Ward; services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hauser Funeral Home, Charles City, with burial in Sunnyside Memory Gardens, south of Charles City; friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m.; visitation also from 9 a.m. until services Wednesday; Mr. Lincoln worked at the Oliver and White Farm Equipment Corp. for 37 years, retiring in 1981. 

NEW HAMPTON -- Norma J. Luck, 66, of New Hampton, died Saturday, Jan. 15, at Covenant Medical Center, Waterloo, of natural causes; survivors include a daughter, Connie Seifert of Clinton; a son, Chris of South China, Maine; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Nona Cummings of Charles City; she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence L., in 1985; an infant son, William; an infant daughter, Carol; a brother, Jack Heinselman; and a sister, Betty Friend; services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hauser Funeral Home, Charles City, with burial in Sunnyside Memory Gardens, south of Charles City; friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m.; visitation also from 9 a.m. until services Wednesday; Mrs. Luck received a business diploma from Business Institute of Technology, Waterloo, and had been employed at the A&P Candling Station in New Hampton, Dralle's Department Store in Greene, Carson-Pirie-Scott in Waterloo, and was later employed as a seamstress and tailor at the Varsity Dry Cleaners, Waterloo, and at Palace Clothiers, in both Waterloo and Cedar Falls, retiring in 1995. 

INDEPENDENCE -- Arlie F. Sauer, 86, of Independence, died Saturday, Jan. 15, at Peoples Memorial Hospital, Independence, after a short illness; survivors include two sons, James of Orlando, Fla., and Kent of Center Point; four daughters, Peggy Turner of Miami, Betty Pierce and Kathryn Welton, both of Cedar Rapids, and Carolyn Moore of Hazleton; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lester of Independence and Nyle of Alamo, Texas; and two sisters, Neva Staton and Eileen Kimmerle, both of Independence; he was preceded in death by his first wife, Imogene, in 1985; his second wife, Amy, in 1994; an infant son; four grandchildren; two brothers; and two sisters; services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at White Funeral Home, Independence, with burial in Circle Grove Cemetery, rural Walker; friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today at White Funeral Home, Independence; Mr. Sauer farmed in Buchanan County until retiring in 1973. 

INDEPENDENCE -- E.J. "Bud" Freeman, 83, of Independence, died Sunday, Jan. 16, at Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids, after a brief illness; survivors include his wife, Nina; a son, Harold of Independence; and two grandchildren; he was preceded in death by a brother; and a sister; services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, with burial in Mount Hope Cemetery, both in Independence; friends may call after 7 p.m. today and after 2 p.m. Tuesday at White Funeral Home, Independence; Mr. Freeman worked construction on several civil defense contracts during World War II; from 1938 until retiring in 1996 he worked as an electrical contractor at Freeman Electric, Independence; he was a founding member of the Buchanan County Sheriff's Reserve Deputies. 

FREDERICKSBURG -- Carl C. Engel, 88, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, Jan. 15, at Sunrise Guest Home, Fredericksburg, of cancer; survivors include his wife, Phyllis; a son, Larry of Fredericksburg; a daughter, Darlys Saunders of Waverly; and four grandchildren; he was preceded in death by four brothers, Alfred, Wesley, Willard, and his twin, Paul; services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Peace United Church of Christ, with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, both in Fredericksburg; friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Chenoweth & Son Funeral Home, Fredericksburg, and for an hour before services Wednesday at the church; memorials may be directed to the family; Mr. Engel farmed. 

OELWEIN -- Armin A. Becker, 82, of Oelwein, died Sunday, Jan. 16, at Mercy Hospital of Franciscan Sisters, Oelwein, of natural causes; survivors include his wife, Marcella; three daughters, Victoria Huinker of Oelwein, Valerie A. Schultz of Marshalltown and Virginia S. Goodall of Urbana; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Frederick of Mesa, Ariz., and Walter of New Ulm, Minn.; he was preceded in death by four sisters, Erna, Hertha, Mable and Alice; and two brothers, Herbert and Wilbert; services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Peace Lutheran Church, with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, both in Oelwein; military rites will be conducted by Ross Reid American Legion Post 9; friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hintz-Geilenfeld Funeral Home, Oelwein, and for an hour before services Wednesday at the church; a memorial fund has been established; Mr. Becker was a salesman for International Harvester, New Richland, Minn., and from 1953 to 1996 worked at New Holland Machine Co., Oelwein; he currently was working for Life Investments of America. 

HUDSON -- Barbara Jean Fulcher, 57, of Hudson, died Sunday, Jan. 16, at Covenant Medical Center, Waterloo, of natural causes; services pending with Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, Cedar Falls, 266-7525. 

WATERLOO -- Sarah M. Boltz Ray, 70, of Waterloo, formerly of New Hartford, died Saturday, Jan. 15, at Allen Hospital of natural causes; services 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hammond Avenue Brethren Church, Waterloo, with burial in Beaver Grove Cemetery, New Hartford; visitation 4 to 8 p.m. today at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, Cedar Falls, 266-7525, and for an hour before services Tuesday at the church; memorials to the church. 

WATERLOO -- Alice "Rosie" Koeppel. 74, of 1201 Byron Ave., died at home Thursday, Jan. 13, of cancer; services were 10:30 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery; Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on South Street, 234-6274, was in charge of arrangements; memorials to Cedar Valley Hospice. 

WATERLOO -- Margaret Grace Young, 91, of Ravenwood Nursing and Rehab Center, formerly of Cedar River Towers, died Saturday, Jan. 15, at Ravenwood of natural causes; services 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with burial in St. Mary's of Mount Carmel Cemetery, Eagle Center; visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service/South Street, 234-6274, with a 4 p.m. Legion of Mary rosary and a 7 p.m. vigil service, and also for an hour before services at the church; memorials to the church. 

LA PORTE CITY -- Lillian Ann Trout, 73, of 220 Valley Drive, formerly of 3638 E. Shaulis Road, Waterloo, died at home Sunday, Jan. 16, of natural causes; services 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on South Street, 234-6274, with burial in Garden of Memories, both in Waterloo; visitation 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and for an hour before services Wednesday at the funeral home. 

CEDAR FALLS -- Les D. "Cork" Johnson, 67, of Cedar Falls, died Thursday, Jan. 14, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, of natural causes; services were 11 a.m. today at St. John American Lutheran Church, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery; Richardson Funeral Home, 266-3525 was in charge of arrangements. 

WATERLOO -- Jack Jones, 83, of Country View Care Facility, formerly of 315 Sumner St., died today, Jan. 17, at Allen Hospital of natural causes; services pending with Sanders Funeral Service, 232-5667. 

WATERLOO -- Juanita Bender Dukes, 93, of Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Waterloo, died in Phoenix on Saturday, Jan. 15, of natural causes; services 11 a.m. Saturday at Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery chapel; Kearns, Huisman-Schumacher Chapel on Kimball, 233-3146, is in charge of arrangements. 

WATERLOO --Warren W. "Joseph" Moore, 83, of Waterloo, died Saturday, Jan. 15, at Parkview Nursing and Rehab Center of natural causes; services were 11 a.m. today at Kearns, Huisman-Schumacher Chapel on Kimball, Waterloo, 233-3146, with burial in Buckingham Cemetery, Traer; memorials to the family. 

CEDAR FALLS -- Tom Berregaard, 84, of Coulter, died Friday, Jan. 14, at Mercy Hospital North Iowa, Mason City, from complications of pneumonia; private family services will take place at a later date; Fullerton Funeral Home, Mason City, (515) 423-8676, is in charge of arrangements; memorials may be sent to the family, P.O. Bo 117, Coulter 50431, for memorial fund for Fish and Wildlife Division, Department of Natural Resources; a son, Dan of Cedar Falls, is a local survivor. 

IOWA FALLS -- Martha Beth Ott, 95, of Iowa Falls, died today, Jan. 17, at Scenic Manor Care Facility, Iowa Falls, of natural causes; services pending with Linn's Funeral Home, Iowa Falls, (515) 648-2569. 

ELDORA -- Edward C. Clarke, 77, of Eldora, died Sunday, Jan. 16, at Iowa Veterans Home, Marshalltown, of respiratory failure; memorial services 2 p.m. Tuesday at Creps-Abels Funeral Home, Eldora, (515) 858-2181; visitation 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, with family present; a memorial fund has been established. 

NEW HAMPTON -- Randy K. Ovel, 48, of Racine, Wis., formerly of New Hampton, died Saturday, Jan. 15, at St. Luke's Hospital, Milwaukee, Wis., of natural causes; services 11 a.m. Wednesday at Grace Church, Racine; visitation 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hanson Funeral Home, Racine, and for an hour before services Wednesday at the church; local services will include a 2 p.m. Scripture service on Thursday at Conway Funeral Home, (515) 394-4331, with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, both in New Hampton; visitation noon until services Thursday at the funeral home in New Hampton. 

FAIRBANK -- LeRoy David Miller, 74, of Fairbank, died Sunday, Jan. 16, at Oelwein Health Care Center, Oelwein, of natural causes; services pending with Wood's Funeral Home, Fairbank, (319) 635-2207. 

TRAER -- Bethel McCrary, 75, of Traer, died Sunday, Jan. 16, at Sunrise Hill Care Center, Traer, after a brief illness; services pending with Overton Funeral Home, Traer, (319) 478-2775. 

TRIPOLI -- Amanda M. Schroeder, 86, of Tripoli, died Monday, Jan. 17, at Palmer Memorial Hospital, West Union, of natural causes; services pending with Rettig Funeral Home, Tripoli, (319) 882-4285. 

MARBLE ROCK -- Franklin D. Mullen, 57, of Springdale, Ark., formerly of Marble Rock, died Saturday, Jan. 15, at Northwest Medical Center, Springdale, of cancer; services 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Reid's Funeral Chapel, Greene, (515) 823-4457, with burial in Westside Cemetery, Marble Rock; visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home, Springdale; local visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until services Thursday at the funeral home in Greene; memorials to Franklin D. Mullen Memorial Fund in care of the family. 

LAWLER -- Alice Whalen, 89, of Lawler, died Friday, Jan. 14, from injuries received in a fire at her home; services 11 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Lawler, with burial in the church cemetery; visitation 3 to 8 p.m. today at Larkin-Martin-Hugeback Funeral Home, Lawler, (515) 934-4334, where there will be a 4 p.m. rosary and a 7 p.m. Scripture service. 

PARKERSBURG -- George Allspach, 97, formerly of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Jan. 15, at Maple Manor Village, Aplington, of natural causes; services 10 a.m. Tuesday at Reformed Church of Stout, with burial in Stout Cemetery; visitation 4 to 8 p.m. today at Schwartz Funeral Home, Parkersburg, (319) 346-1534, and for an hour before services Tuesday at the church. 

ROCKFORD -- Dennis Winters, 41, of Rockford, died Sunday, Jan. 16, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, of natural causes; services pending with Fullerton-Schumburg Funeral Home, Rockford, (515) 756-3311. 

Rose Gentle Brooks 
Rose Gentle Brooks, 89, of Parkersburg, formerly of Waterloo, died Sunday, Jan. 16, at Covenant Medical Center of natural causes. 
She was born Feb. 10, 1910, in Waterloo, daughter of Steve and Mayme Camarata Gentle. She married Gilbert Brooks on Sept. 23, 1946, in Cedar Falls. He died in 1984. She was employed in the accounting department of the John Deere Component Works for 27 years, retiring in 1972. 
Survivors include a sister-in-law, Harriet Gentle of Coral Gables, Fla.; a niece and nephew of Coral Gables, Fla.; and a friend of many years, Ethel Meikle of Parkersburg. 
She was preceded in death by her husband; and a brother, Tony Gentle. 
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Edward Catholic Church, with burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway, where there will be a 4 p.m. rosary and a 7 p.m. vigil service. 
Memorials may be directed to St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Parkersburg. 

Carlton L. Winter 
WATERLOO - Carlton L. Winter, 87, of 2120 Touchae St., died Saturday, Jan. 15, at Covenant Medical Center. 
He was born Oct. 22, 1912, in Wilton, son of Dr. Louis Carl Winter, M.D., and Anna Marie (Mayme) Winter. He graduated from high school in Wilton and then attended business college in Muscatine. After graduation he purchased a department store in Wilton. He married Thelma Beatrice Ness on June 18, 1939, in Cresco. 
After their marriage, he and his wife operated Winter's Grocery Stores in Wilton, Atalissa and West Liberty. They moved to Waterloo in 1959 and opened the first Ben Franklin Store in the first shopping center in Waterloo - the Villa Shopping Center on La Porte Road. In 1961 they opened Logan Plaza Ben Franklin Store; in 1963, Kimball Plaza Ben Franklin Store; in 1965, Lyndale Plaza Ben Franklin Store in Mason City; in 1969, Ben Franklin Store in New Hampton and Coast to Coast Store in Logan Plaza; in 1971, downtown Waterloo Ben Franklin and Barberio Cheese Shop in the Crossroads Mall. They retired in 1981. 
Survivors include his wife; a niece, Linda Vahrenkamp and husband Richard of Boulder, Colo.; a nephew, Rodney Lindlief and wife Fancy of Loveland, Colo.; two grandnieces, Crystal and Carlee Lindlief of Loveland, Colo.; cousins, Dale Winter and wife Joan of Moline, Ill., Helen Graves of Rock Island, Ill., Beverly Boyle of Moline, Ill., and Mary Caywood and husband Tom of Flossmoor, Ill. 
He is preceded in death by his parents. 
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cedar Valley Community Church in Waterloo, with burial at 3 p.m. in Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton. Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway, and for an hour before services Wednesday. 
A memorial fund has been established. 


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