Miscellaneous Black Hawk County, Iowa Obituaries - 2001

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WATERLOO -- David M. Berg, 87, of 1405 Columbus Drive, died Thursday, April 19, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home of natural causes; services pending with Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on South Street, 234-6274.

REINBECK -- Joan Lee Harlan, 72, of Reinbeck, died Thursday, April 19, at Parkview Manor, Reinbeck, of natural causes; services noon Saturday at Union Congregational United Church of Christ, Reinbeck, with burial at 3 p.m. in Riverside Cemetery, Marshalltown; visitation today at Hand Funeral Home, Reinbeck, (319) 345-2622, with family present from 5 to 7 p.m.; a memorial fund is being established..

LIME SPRINGS -- Lucille Johnson, 98, formerly of Lime Springs, died Thursday, April 19, at the Hillcrest Home, Sumner, of natural causes; services pending with Lindstrom Funeral Home, Lime Springs, (319) 566-2883.

NASHUA -- Mattie Junker, 87, of Nashua, died Thursday, April 19, at Windsor Nursing and Rehab Center, Cedar Falls, of natural causes; services pending with Chenoweth & Son Funeral Home, Nashua, (641) 435-4134.

CHARLES CITY -- Mary Renelda Kratchmer, 87, of Charles City, died Thursday, April 19, at the Riverside Chautauqua Guest Home, Charles City, of natural causes; services 10:30 a.m. Monday at Trinity United Methodist Church, with burial in Riverside Cemetery, both in Charles City; visitation 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Hauser Funeral Home, Charles City, (641) 228-2323, and for an hour before services Monday at the church; memorials to the Heart to Home Hospice-Charles City site.

REINBECK -- Evelyn B. Murphy, 82, of Reinbeck, died Thursday, April 19, at Covenant Medical Center, Waterloo, of natural causes; services 2 p.m. Saturday at Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, Reinbeck, with burial in the church cemetery; visitation today at Hand Funeral Home, Reinbeck, (319) 345-2622, with a 5 p.m. rosary; a memorial fund is being established.

WAVERLY -- The Rev. LaVern Arthur Kampfe, 79, of Waverly, died Monday, Jan. 15, at St. Marys Hospital, Rochester, Minn., of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident near Rochester; memorial services 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Waverly, with burial of cremains at 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Monona; memorials to Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community Chaplaincy Endowment, 1922 Fifth Ave. N.W., Waverly, or Lutheran Social Services of Iowa pastoral counseling, 3116 University Ave., Des Moines 50311; Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home, Waverly, 352-1187, is helping with arrangements.

TRAER -- Dale Ross, 94, of Traer, died Thursday, April 19, at home after a lengthy illness; services pending with Overton Funeral Home, Traer, (319) 478-2775.

EVANSDALE -- Jessie L. Robinson Kutz, 82, of 210 S. Evans Road, died Thursday, April 19, at Covenant Medical Center of breast cancer.
She was born March 20, 1919, in Grand Rapids, Wis., daughter of J. Lee and Lola E. Rockwood Johnson Thompson. She married J. Aulden Robinson on Aug. 11, 1940, in Waterloo. He died Dec. 6, 1958. She married Roger A. Kutz in July 1975 in Waterloo. They later divorced.
Ms. Kutz was employed as a secretary at Medical Associates, Waterloo, for 23 years, retiring in 1982.
Survived by: two daughters, Patricia Lee Brockway of Washburn and Janet A. Peterson of Dunkerton; four grandchildren and three great-granddaughters; two brothers, Roland J. Thompson of Sumner and Robert L. Thompson of Evansdale; a half-brother, Thomas M. Thompson of Cedar Falls; and a sister, Catherine Mierose of Garden Grove, Calif.
Preceded in death by: a son, James Aulden Robinson; a brother, Harland Thompson; a sister, Daisy Dennis; three half brothers, Oliver, William and George Johnson; and two half sisters, Elizabeth Bird and Emma Ratchford.
Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Linden United Methodist Church, with burial in Fairview Cemetery, both in Waterloo. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway, Waterloo, and for an hour before services Monday at the church.
Memorials: may be directed to American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or the church.

WATERLOO -- Maudie Leona Morelock, 95, of 2228 Hawthorne Ave., died Wednesday, April 18, at Covenant Medical Center of natural causes.
She was born Dec. 9, 1905, in Danforth, Mo., daughter of William E. and Bessie Osborn Pierce. She married Albert B. Morelock on Nov. 5, 1925, in Kirksville, Mo. He died Dec. 24, 1980.
Survived by: a daughter, Maxine Clausman of Waterloo; six grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 22 great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Ruth Brant and Daisy White, both of Waterloo.
Preceded in death by: a daughter, Kathryn Taylor; two sisters, Oma Mae Arends and Viola Smith; and a brother, Luther Pierce.
Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Locke Funeral Home, with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial fund: will be established.

WATERLOO -- Charlene F. Fredrickson, 69, of 1814 Howard Ave., died Tuesday, April 17, at Covenant Medical Center of natural causes.
She was born Dec. 24, 1931, in Grundy County, daughter of William and Lydia Hoppner Fredrickson. Ms. Fredrickson had worked for Rose Beauty Supply.
Survived by: a half brother, Leon Moeller of Grundy Center.
Preceded in death by: a half brother.
Private family graveside services: will be today at Reinbeck Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Locke Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WATERLOO -- Forestine A. Bruns, 80, of Waterloo, died Thursday, April 19, at the Western Home, Cedar Falls, of natural causes.
She was born Dec. 18, 1920, in Dunkerton, daughter of Henry and Mabel F. Weigley Dos. She married Art Beckel on Aug. 30, 1942. He died Jan. 2, 1966. She married Dr. Henry C. Bruns on Oct. 28, 1967, in Nashua.
Survived by: her husband; a son, Gregory Bruns of Waterloo; three daughters, Susan Heslop, Rebecca Marshall and Bella, all of England; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild; and a brother, Rodger Dos of Dunkerton.
Private family memorial services: will be later, with burial in Garden of Memories. Kearns, Huisman-Schumacher Chapel on Kimball is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials: may be directed to the family at 243 Windsor Drive, Waterloo, IA 50701.

WATERLOO -- Evelyn H. Christen, 99, formerly of Amana, died Wednesday, April 18, at Ravenwood Nursing and Rehab Center of congestive heart failure.
She was born April 1, 1902, in Paramis, N.J., daughter of George and Julia Mabie Lutkins. She married Fred W. Christen on April 17, 1902, in Newark, N.J. He died Sept. 14, 1971.
Mrs. Christen was a furniture finisher for Kraus Furniture, South Amana, for many years.
Survived by: a son, Fred G. of Waterloo; and two grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, two stepgreat-grandchildren, 13 great-great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: four brothers, Reginold, Louis, Benjamin and George Lutkins; and three sisters, Julia Derby, and Helen and Harriett Lutkins in infancy.
Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Middle Amana Community Church, Middle Amana, with burial in Amana Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. today at the church. Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials: may be directed to Amana Church Society.

DUNKERTON -- Cindy Rae Staebell, 48, of rural Dunkerton, died Wednesday, April 18, at the Covenant Medical Center emergency room, Waterloo. The cause of death pending an autopsy report.
She was born July 5, 1952, in Waterloo, daughter of Morris and Betty Bemus See. She married Paul Jerome Staebell on May 22, 1971, in Waterloo.
Mrs. Staebell was a 1970 graduate of Waterloo West High School and was employed at KRP Foods, Waterloo.
Survived by: her husband; two daughters, Lisa Staebell of Dunkerton and Rebecca Staebell of Waterloo; a son, Paul J. of Eldridge; three grandchildren; her parents of Waterloo; and two sisters, Sandra White of Waterloo and Debra Buhr of Sumner.
Preceded in death by: a brother, Scott See.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Catholic Church-Barclay, rural Dunkerton, with burial in the church cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at White Funeral Home, Jesup, where there will be a 7:30 p.m. vigil service. Visitation also for an hour before services Saturday at the church.

WATERLOO -- Larry E. Brookman, 57, of Waterloo, died Wednesday, April 18, at Sartori Memorial Hospital, Cedar Falls, of heart problems.
He was born Dec. 10, 1943, in Flint, Mich., son of Thuron and Mary McReynolds Brookman. He married Paulette Jaquis on Aug. 20, 1964, in Nashua.
Mr. Brookman was employed by Standard Golf for 33 years, most recently as plant manager. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era.
Survived by: his wife; three sons, Curt of Waterloo, Trent of Tripoli and Scott of Chicago; a daughter, Pam Brookman of Waterloo; nine grandchildren; three brothers, Robert and James, both of Waterloo, and Thuron Jr. of Manhattan, Kan.; and a sister, Ruthann Jones of Waterloo.
Preceded in death by: his parents; and a brother, David.
Services: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, with burial with full military rites in Greenwood Cemetery, both in Cedar Falls. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, and for an hour before services Saturday.
Memorials: may be directed to American Heart Association.

WATERLOO -- Donald L. Hummel, 77, of Waterloo, died Wednesday, April 18, at Friendship Village Retirement Center of natural causes.He was born Aug. 2, 1923, in Waterloo, son of Lester and Kathryn Ewan Hummel. He married Elizabeth "Betty" Anton on April 15, 1950, at St. Edward's Catholic Church.Mr. Hummel worked at John Deere for more than 35 years, retiring in 1981. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II.
Survived by: his wife; a daughter, Pam Brown of Northport, N.Y.; a son, Dan of Cedar Falls; two grandchildren; and a sister, Beverly Hummel of Waterloo.
Preceded in death by: a brother, Jim.
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Locke Funeral Home, with burial at 9 a.m. in West View Cemetery, La Porte City. Friends may call for an hour before services.
Memorials: may be directed to Friendship Village or Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

LA PORTE CITY -- Lola R. Lewis, 84, of 508 Commercial St. Apt. A, formerly of 1025 E. Main St., died Thursday, April 19, at Allen Hospital, Waterloo, after a brief illness.
She was born April 24, 1916, in Chandler, Minn., daughter of Martin H. and Anna Van Nice Long. She married John Soden in 1940 in Cedar Rapids. They were later divorced. She then married Edwin D. Lewis Feb. 2, 1946, in Vinton. He died Oct. 12, 1976.
Mrs. Lewis was past president of La Porte City Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and had worked at Williams Rest Home and Hawkins Memorial Library.
Survived by: a son, David of Crystal Lake, Ill.; a daughter, Carolyn Schmitz of La Porte city; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: three sisters, Dorothy Primmer, Helen Swick and Lois Willer; and two brothers, Wayne and John Long.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Heartland Community Church, La Porte City, with burial in Maplewood Cemetery, Vinton. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Huisman Funeral Home, La Porte City.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.

CEDAR FALLS -- Sheila Kay Roedel, 43, of Cedar Falls, died Wednesday, April 18, at Allen Hospital, Waterloo, from complications of diabetes.She was born Dec. 4, 1957, in Waterloo, daughter of Milo and Eva Kathy Woods Weltruski. She married Joseph R. Roedel on Feb. 12, 1977, in Cedar Falls.A 1976 graduate of Cedar Falls High School, she also attended Hawkeye Institute of Technology and had worked at S.S. Kresge Department Store for three years and at the Cedar Falls Western Home.
Survived by: her husband; a son, Caleb of Cedar Falls; her father, of Cedar Falls; a brother, Douglas Weltruski of Cedar Falls; and two sisters, Chj Morris and Chris Miller, both of Cedar Falls.
Preceded in death by: her mother.
Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, with burial in Hillside Cemetery, both in Cedar Falls. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, with the family present from 5 to 8 p.m.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.

ELDORA -- Judith Ann Tremmel, 52, of Eldora, died Tuesday, April 17, at Grundy County Memorial Hospital, Grundy Center, of natural causes; survivors include two sons, Todd Louis of Clarinda and Joshua Ian of Iowa Falls; two daughters, Heather Kate of Eldora and Kate Leslie, both of Eldora; five granddaughters; two brothers, Bruce Rogers and Kevin Bobbitt, both of Fairfax, Va.; and two sisters, Nancy Mahoney of Chicago and Janet Sidenstucker of Vail; she was preceded in death by her parents, Harold L. and Avis O. Schmoll Rogers; services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Creps-Abels Funeral Home, Eldora; friends may call from 10 a.m. until services Saturday at the funeral home; a memorial fund has been established; Ms. Tremmel attended Hawkeye Institute of Technology for nursing.

TRAER -- John "Jack" Russell, 81, of Traer, died Tuesday, April 17, at Sunrise Hill Care Center, Traer, after a lengthy illness; survivors include a brother, Bill of Traer; three sisters, Marion Olson of Eldora, Ann Prohaska of Solon and Marvel Donohoe of Cedar Rapids; and a special friend, Lois Pressley; he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret; three brothers, Dale, Donald and Earl; and a sister, Vera Sanders; services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Overton Funeral Home, Traer, with burial in Geneseo Cemetery, rural Buckingham; graveside military rites will be conducted by Dysart American Legion; friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home; a memorial fund has been established; Mr. Russell was a farmer.

RICEVILLE -- Merlin Miller, 70, of Clear Lake, formerly of Riceville, died Tuesday, April 17, at Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City, of natural causes; survivors include cousins; services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, with burial in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, both in Riceville; friends may call for an hour before services Saturday at the church; Conway Funeral Home, Riceville, is in charge of arrangements.

CASTALIA -- Irene L. Corlett, 88, of Castalia, died Monday, April 16, at Ossian Senior Hospice, Ossian, after a lengthy illness; survivors include a daughter, Carmen Paddock of Tacoma, Wash.; two sons, Wayne and Lowell, both of Castalia; seven grandchildren; and a sister, Eunice Burnett of Las Vegas; services were 11 a.m. Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church, with burial in Pleasant View Cemetery, both in Castalia; Schmitz Funeral Home, Ossian, was in charge of arrangements.

DECORAH -- Joseph Clement Paul Ulring, 78, of Decorah, died Wednesday, April 18, at Winneshiek County Memorial Hospital, Decorah, of a heart ailment; survivors include three daughters, Janet Christianson of Arden Hills, Minn., Bishop April Larson of La Crosse, Wis., and Beth Ulring of Stoughton, Wis.; two sons, James of Decorah and Scott of Golden Valley, Minn.; 13 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter; two brothers, Morris of Minneapolis and Donald of Poulsbo, Wash.; and a sister, Ruth Wold of Maple Grove, Minn.; services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church, with burial in Phelps Cemetery, Decorah; friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Fjelstul Funeral Home, Decorah, with a 6 p.m. prayer service, and also for an hour before services Saturday at the church.

NEW HAMPTON -- Eleanor Keegan, 92, of Rochester, Minn., formerly of New Hampton, died Wednesday, April 18, in Rochester of natural causes; survivors include a daughter, Shirley Hiebel of Rochester; and three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; she was preceded in death by her husband, Everett, in 1977; services will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, New Hampton, with burial in the church cemetery; friends may call for an hour before services at the church; Larkin-Martin-Hugeback Funeral Home, New Hampton, is in charge of arrangements; memorials may be directed to St. Joseph Church Build in Faith fund.

REINBECK -- LeVern L. "Nut" McIntyre, 77, of Reinbeck, died Thursday, April 19, at Cedar Valley Hospice Home, Waterloo, of natural causes; survivors include his wife, Idabelle; two daughters, Vicky Kay Kiewiet of Reinbeck and Sherry Ann Johnson of Grundy Center; two sons, Lyndon McIntyre and Jack Moore, both of Reinbeck; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Faye Lowe and Phyllis Corwin, both of Reinbeck, Mae Beckwith of Dike and Dell Hall of Olympia, Wash.; and a brother, Dale of Reinbeck; he was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Rachel Erhardt; two sisters, Mary Jane Brown and Vivian Weatherly; and four brothers, Omer, Robert, Roger and Donald; services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church, Reinbeck, with burial in Washington Township Cemetery, rural Morrison; graveside military rites will be by American Legion Acton Post 242, Reinbeck, and the Grundy Center AMVETS Post; friends may call today at Hand Funeral Home, Reinbeck, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m.; memorial fund will be established; Mr. McIntyre worked for John Deere, Waterloo for 36 years, retiring in 1983 as a supervisor; served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

WATERLOO -- Lois L. Ferrie Walitshek, 56, of 110 St. Croix St., died Friday, June 1, at home of natural causes; services 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, with burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery; visitation 2 to 8 p.m. today at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway, 233-3393, where there will be a 3 p.m. rosary and a 7:30 p.m. vigil service; visitation also for an hour before services Tuesday at the church; memorials to the family.

WATERLOO -- Dorothy L. Franck, 78, of Waterloo, died Saturday, June 2, at Ravenwood Nursing and Rehab Center of natural causes; services pending with Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on South Street, 234-6274.

LA PORTE CITY -- Lewis N. Schmidt, 92, of La Porte City Nursing and Rehab Center, died Sunday, June 3, at the center of natural causes; services 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, both in Gilbertville; visitation 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on South Street, Waterloo, 234-6274, with a 7 p.m. vigil service; visitation also for an hour before services Wednesday at the church; memorials to the church or Organ Council Fund at the church.

EVANSDALE -- Hazel V. Stock, 79, of 210 S. Evans Road, died Friday, June 1, at home after a lengthy illness; services 2 p.m. Tuesday at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Evansdale, with burial in Garden of Memories, Waterloo; visitation 4 to 7 p.m. today at Locke Funeral Home, Waterloo, 233-6138; memorials to the family.

WATERLOO -- Dallas "Dal " Alldredge, 87, of 816 Cornwall Ave., died Friday, June 1, at home from injuries suffered in a fall; services 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, with burial in Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery; visitation 6 to 8 p.m. today at Locke Funeral Home, 233-6138; memorials to Cedar Valley Hospice, Bluedorn Imaginarium or the church.

WATERLOO -- Erwin A. Krieger, 65, of Waterloo, died Friday, June 1, at Allen Hospital of heart failure; services 11 a.m. Tuesday at Concordia Lutheran Church, with burial in Garden of Memories; military rites by Becker-Chapman American Legion Post 138 and Waterloo Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1623; visitation 4 to 7 p.m. today at Parrott and Wood Family Funeral Care, 232-3235, and for an hour before services Tuesday at the church.; memorials to the family.

WATERLOO -- Frieda Marie Nelson, 86, of Waterloo, died Friday, June 1, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home of natural causes; services were 11 a.m. today at Garden View Chapel, 232-2222, with burial in Garden of Memories; memorials to Cedar Valley Hospice.

CEDAR FALLS -- Joyce D. Lemley, 84, of the Lutheran Home, died Sunday, June 3, at the home of natural causes; memorial services 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 2410 Melrose Drive, Cedar Falls, with private inurnment Wednesday in Union Cemetery, Iowa Falls; Barr Funeral Home, 268-0404, is in charge of arrangements.

CEDAR FALLS -- Nancy A. McDermott, 71, of Sanford, Fla., formerly of Cedar Falls, died Monday, March 5, at home of natural causes; memorial and committal services 10 a.m. Saturday at Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel; memorials to the family.

NEW HAMPTON -- Doris Schluetter, 54, of New Hampton, died Friday, June 1, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, of cancer; services 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, both in North Washington; visitation 3 to 8 p.m. today at Hugeback Funeral Home, New Hampton, (641) 394-4334, where there will be a 4 p.m. rosary.

TRAER -- Larry Larsen, 56, of Traer, died today, June 4, at Williamsburg Care Center after a lengthy illness; services pending with Overton Funeral Home, Traer, (319) 478-2775.

ALLISON -- Scott Alan Prostine, 40, of rural Allison, died Sunday, June 3, at home from complications of cancer; services pending with Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home, Waverly, 352-1187.

ROCKFORD -- Oscar W. Gabel, 90, of rural Rockford, died Sunday, June 3, at Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City, of natural causes; services pending with Fullerton Hage Funeral Home, Charles City, (641) 228-4211.

ALDEN -- Mel Thorson, 88, of rural Alden, died today, June 4, at Heritage Care Center, Iowa Falls, of natural causes; services pending with Surls Funeral Chapel, Williams, (641) 648-9554.

ACKLEY -- Irene Ubben, 84, of Ackley, died today, June 4, at Dumont Care Center of natural causes; services pending with Sietsema Funeral Home, Ackley, (641) 847-2333.

REINBECK -- Lester Linder, 88, of Reinbeck, died Sunday, June 3, at home of natural causes; services pending with Hand Funeral Home, Reinbeck, (319) 345-2622.

WATERLOO -- Einer G. Lindholm, 83, of Springdale, Ark., formerly of Waterloo, died Tuesday, May 15, at Northwest Arkansas Medical Center, Springdale, of natural causes.
He was born Oct. 8, 1918, in Dike, son of Gus and Helga Lindholm. He married Betty Gould in 1940. She preceded him in death.
Survived by: a son, Elner G. II of Yorba Linda, Calif.; two daughters, Vicki Ann Boyer and Sandy Kasinger, both of Mountain Home, Ark.; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Art and Earl Hansen, both of Cedar Falls, and Paul Hansen of Dike.
Preceded in death by: two sisters, Verna "Sis" Backerman and Irene Hansen; and three brothers, Vic, Vernon" Sonny" and Roger Hansen.
Services: were handed by Kirby-Boaz Funeral Home, Mountain Home, with burial in Mountain Home Cemetery.
  
GREENE -- Raymond F. Wagoner, 84, of Greene, died Saturday, June 2, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City, of natural causes; survivors include his wife, Frances; a daughter, Marlys Petznick of Northwood; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two brothers, LeRoy of Charles City and Dallas of Hampton; he was preceded in death by a brother, Russell; and an infant sister, Lucille; services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church, Greene, with burial in Hillside Cemetery, Sheffield; friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Reid's Funeral Chapel, Greene, and for an hour before services Tuesday at the church; memorials may be directed to Raymond F. Wagoner Memorial Fund in care of the family; Mr. Wagoner farmed for 21 years in the Dougherty area, then moved to Greene where he worked for McRoberts Implement, retiring in 1982.

GREENE -- Robert D. "Butch" Viers, 60, of Greene, formerly of Waterloo, died Sunday, June 3, at Cedar Valley Hospice, Waterloo, of natural causes; survivors include two daughters, Nancy Simmons and Lisa Marie Viers, both of Waterloo; a son, Dale Dean of Fort Madison; five grandchildren; a great-grandson; his parents, Gene and Ruth Viers of Greene; and two brothers, Jim of Rockwell City and Dennis of Greene; he was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth; services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Reid's Funeral Chapel, with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, both in Greene; friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and for an hour before services Wednesday at Reid's Funeral Chapel, Greene; memorials may be directed to the family; Mr. Viers was employed by the city of Greene as cemetery caretaker; he later moved to Charles City where he was employed by Riverside Cemetery Association; he then worked at John Deere, Weissman Steel and LaPorte Road Memorials, all in Waterloo, then returned to Greene and worked as a crane operator for Knock's Sand and Gravel, Clarksville.

RUDD -- Sandy Krull, 59, of Glendale, Wis., formerly of rural Rudd. died Friday, June 1, at home of cancer; survivors include her husband, Marvin; a daughter, Pam Carman of Whitefish Bay, Wis.; two sons, Marlan of Mason City and Ken of Phoenix; five grandchildren; and her parents, Clinton and Dorothy Brandau of Osage; services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Eden Presbyterian Church, Rudd, with burial in Eden Presbyterian Cemetery; friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home, Osage, and for an hour before services Tuesday at the church; Mrs. Krull had worked as a certified nursing aide at nursing homes.

SPILLVILLE -- Alma Frana, 90, of Spillville, died Saturday, June 2, at Colonial Manor Nursing Home, Elma, after a lengthy illness; survivors include a son, Adrian of Darien, Ill.; and two sisters, Martha Klimesh of Spillville and Alice Frey of Lawler; services will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Spillville, with burial in the church cemetery; friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Balik Funeral Home, Spillville, with a 5 p.m. rosary and a 7 p.m. Scripture service, and also for an hour before services Saturday at the church.

HAMPTON -- Evelyn "Babe" Bass, 83, of Hampton, died Sunday, June 3, at Hampton Care Center of natural causes; survivors include a son, Charles of Ames; a daughter, Judy Rieman of Hampton; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren; and a brother, Clyde Parks of Hampton; she was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald; three sisters, Margaret, Helen and Nell; and four brothers, George, Frank, Glen and Edward; services will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home, Hampton, with burial in Hillside Cemetery, Sheffield; friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home; Mrs. Bass ran Babe's Restaurant in Sheffield for many years.

FREDERICKSBURG -- Gertrude I. Holman, 88, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, June 2, at Sunrise Guest Home, Fredericksburg, of natural causes; survivors include two daughters, Geraldine Matzen of Granbury, Texas, and Carol Templeton of Auburn, Wash.; five grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Stella Tgiros of New Mexico and Lorraine Robbins of Waterloo; she was preceded in death by her first husband, Garold Bishop, in 1954; her second husband, Clifton Holman, in 1990; a son, Gary Bishop; two sisters, Agnes Beine and Olga Bluhm; and a brother, Neil Urness; services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, both in Fredericksburg; friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. today at Chenoweth & Son Funeral Home, Fredericksburg, and for an hour before services Tuesday at the church; memorials may be directed to the family.

INDEPENDENCE -- Thomas F. Schwaigert, 62, of Independence, died Saturday, June 2, at home after a brief illness; survivors include his wife, Roxana; two daughters, Marcia Powell of Strawberry Point and Lisa Newman of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a son, Ed of Aurora, Colo.; 11 grandchildren; a sister, Mary Martin of Cedar Rapids; and a brother, John of Iowa City; he was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Sarah Dautremont Schwaigert; and a brother, George; services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's Catholic Church, with burial at a later date in Wilson Cemetery, both in Independence; friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today at White Funeral Home, Independence, with a 3:30 p.m. parish rosary and a 7 p.m. vigil service; Mr. Schwaigert graduated from the University of Iowa, served with the Iowa National Guard and recently had worked at Goodwill.

OSAGE -- Madeline Mack, 82, of Osage, formerly of Michigan, died Sunday, June 3, at the Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City, of natural causes; survivors include her husband, Harry; a son, Robert of Osage; and four grandchildren; she was preceded in death by a granddaughter; and a brother, Jack O'Connor; services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home, Osage, with burial in Osage Cemetery; friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

READLYN -- Willard G. Sauerbrei, 73, of Lebanon, Mo., formerly of Harlingen, Texas, and Readlyn, died Sunday, May 3, at Breech Medical Center, Lebanon, of natural causes; survivors include his wife, Carolyn; a daughter, Sandra Huston of Springfield, Mo.; three sons, Murray of Columbus, Wis., Thomas of Kinnelon, N.J., and Alan of Wichita Falls, Texas; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a stepgrandchild; six brothers, Warren of Lebanon, Wesley of Readlyn, Wayne of Sumner, Willis of Ames, Woody of Waverly and Walter of Aitkin, Minn.; and five sisters, Violet Jacobson of Ogden, Verlaine Hayes of Norwalk, Virginia Sickles of Readlyn, Veronica Buhr of Denver and Valitha Dornbusch of Mason City; he was preceded in death by an infant brother, Werner; memorial services were Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lebanon; a second memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Readlyn; there will be no visitation, his body was cremated; burial of cremains and military rites will be in St. Matthew's Lutheran Cemetery, Readlyn; memorials may be directed to St. Matthew's Lutheran Church or charity of donor's choice; Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home, Readlyn, is in charge of arrangements; Mr. Sauerbrei was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army Infantry in Japan; he was manager of the Readlyn Co-operative, then moved to Des Moines and was employed as auditor/accounting manager of the auditing department for Farmer's Grain Dealer's Association; he later was controller for Swiss Valley in Mount Joy and controller and vice president of Rio Gande Valley Sugar Growers, Harlingen, from 1973-90.

GREENE -- Jenny Lynn Foell, 26, of Clarion, formerly of Greene, died Saturday, June 2, at USA Health Care Center, Clarion, of natural causes; survivors include a sister, Ann Foell of Clear Lake; and a brother, Jim Foell of Eldora; she was preceded in death by her father, Allen James Foell; graveside services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Hill Cemetery; there will be no visitation; Reid's Funeral Chapel, Greene, is in charge of arrangements.

OELWEIN -- Marjory Wright Riley, 86, of Sacramento, Calif., formerly of Oelwein, died Saturday, May 26, at Mercy San Juan Hospital, Carmichael, Calif., from injuries suffered in an automobile accident; survivors include a niece and nephew; she was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd; and a sister, Marion Wright Broker; graveside services will be 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Cemetery, Oelwein; there will be no visitation; Hintz-Geilenfeld Funeral Home, Oelwein, is in charge of local arrangements; Mrs. Riley was a 1936 graduate of Coe College, Cedar Rapids, and taught high school in Randalia from 1936 to 1940; she worked as a program assistant at the Federal Bureau of Pubic Roads from 1947 to 1976.

MITCHELL -- Bessie Schulz, 83, of Osage, formerly of Mitchell, died Sunday, June 3, at Stacyville Community Nursing Home, Stacyville, of natural causes; she is survived by a sister, Rose Mary Ellingson of Northwood; she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl "Scoop" on Oct. 1, 1989; and a brother, John Orth Jr.; services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Faith Lutheran Church, with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, both in Mitchell; friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home, Osage, and for an hour before services Tuesday at the church; Mrs. Schulz and her husband owned a grocery store in Mitchell.

LAMONT -- Richard F. Macheak, 91, of Sioux Falls, S.D., formerly of Lamont, died Saturday, June 2, at home after a lengthy illness; survivors include four daughters, Mary Krueger of Grosse Point, Mich., Kay Lambert of Sacramento, Calif., Carol Rowley of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Jan Frantz of Palm Springs, Calif.; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Helen Esser of Sioux Falls; he was preceded in death by his wife, Fran, in 1988; graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Albert Catholic Cemetery, Lamont; Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Oelwein, is in charge of arrangements; Mr. Macheak graduated from the University of Iowa in 1931 with a bachelor's degree in commerce; he worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. in several locations; in 1951 he moved to Sioux Falls where he managed the Northwestern Bell office, and retired as district commercial supervisor in 1974 after 42 years; he also was president of the Rotary International, Sheldon.

LAWLER -- Eleonora Blazek, 93, of Lawler, died Saturday, June 2, at New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, New Hampton, of natural causes; survivors include three sons, Bill of Richland, Bob of Winter Park, Colo., and Dick of Iowa City; a daughter, Jane Blazek of Madison, Wis.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ada Zbornik of Highland, Calif.; she was preceded in death by her husband, Ed, in 1996; and four brothers, Joseph, Ray and Arnold Zbornik, and Bernard Schneider; services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Lawler, with burial in the church cemetery; friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hugeback Funeral Home, Lawler, where there will be a 4 p.m. rosary, a 7:30 p.m. Scripture service and an 8 p.m. video memorial tribute; Mrs. Blazek graduated from St. Mary's College, Milwaukee, Wis., and taught in Howard County country schools and Charles City elementary schools; she was a teacher and principal at Fort Atkinson High School; did substitute teaching in Lawler; and taught middle school language arts at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School; she and her husband also farmed north of Lawler.

HAMPTON -- Gilbert F. Behn, 86, of Hampton, died Friday, June 1, at Franklin General Hospital Nursing Facility, Hampton, of natural causes; survivors include his wife, Marguerite; two sons, Curtis of Willow, Alaska, and Roger of Omaha, Neb.; two daughters, Karolyn Haugland of Thorton and Marilyn Behn of Hampton; seven grandchildren; and a brother, Ernie of Boone; he was preceded in death by four sisters; and four brothers; services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Hampton, with burial in Hampton Cemetery; friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home, Hampton; Mr. Behn farmed and was a county supervisor for 12 years.


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