Miscellaneous Black Hawk County, Iowa Obituaries - 2000

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WATERLOO -- Vernon "Mick" Freeland Sr., 80, of 1124 Fairchild St., died Saturday, Feb. 26, at Allen Hospital of heart failure. 
He was born July 18, 1919, in Kimball, S.D., son of Charles and Grace Wibben Freeland. He married Mary Dinnebier on May 3, 1940, in Hampton. 
Mr. Freeland worked for 35 years at Western Transportation Co. as a truck driver and dock foreman, retiring in 1979. 
Survived by: his wife; two daughters, Rosemary Glass and Carol Kinkade, both of Waterloo; four sons, Vernon Jr. of Omaha, Neb., Charles of Waterloo, Michael of Hudson and Richard of Plymouth, Mich.; and 20 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. 
Preceded in death by: a great-grandson, three sisters and two brothers. 
Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Locke Funeral Home, with burial in Garden of Memories. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
Memorials: may be directed to the family. 

WATERLOO -- Ethel Lee, 85, of Parkview Gardens Nursing and Rehab Center, formerly of 210 Lane St., died Tuesday, Feb. 22, at the center of natural causes. 
She was born May 31, 1914, in Durant, Miss., daughter of Joe and Annie E. Taylor Brown. She married Henry Micou and they divorced. She married Fred Lee and they divorced. 
She was a licensed practical nurse at the old St. Francis Hospital. 
Survived by: two daughters, Cliveen E. Micou of Waterloo and Janice L. Mathieu of Minneapolis; and five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. 
Preceded in death by: an infant sister, Rosie Lee Brown; two granddaughters; a foster brother; and a foster sister. 
Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Antioch Baptist Church, with burial in Garden of Memories. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Sanders Funeral Service, where there will be a 6 p.m. Order of Eastern Star service. 
Memorials: may be directed to the family at 210 Lane St. 

CEDAR FALLS -- Clifford F. Flannery, 91, of Cedar Falls, died Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Denver Sunset Home, Denver, of natural causes. 
He was born May 22, 1908, in Johnson County, son of Thomas and Anne Julia Seelman Flannery. He married Portia Quinlan in 1933 in Iowa City. She died Nov. 4, 1949. He married Helen L. Laughlin on June 30, 1951, in Cedar Rapids. 
Mr. Flannery farmed in Bloomfield until 1960, then was employed at the University of Northern Iowa, retiring in 1977. 
Survived by; his wife; a son, James F. of Cedar Falls; a daughter, Mary Brown of The Colony, Texas; and five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; 
Preceded in death by: a brother, Raymond; and a sister, Marjorie Jontz. 
Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, with burial in St. Patrick section of Greenwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Richardson Funeral Home, where there will be a 4 p.m. Scripture service and a 4:30 p.m. rosary. The family will be present from 3 to 6 p.m. 
Memorials: may be directed to the church. 

VINTON -- Ralph B. Wilson, 75, of Vinton, died Saturday, Feb. 26, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, after a brief illness; survivors include his wife, Elsie; two daughters, Dr. Janice Ozias of Austin, Texas, and Elaine Bolton of Vinton; two sons, James of Vinton and Charles of Cedar Rapids; five grandchildren; a brother, Glenn of West Union; and a sister, Fern Andrews of Manchester; services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Vinton, with burial in Mount Hope Cemetery, Independence; friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home, Vinton; a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, Mr. Wilson was an insurance agent with Lutheran Brotherhood, retiring in 1979. 

ACKLEY -- Augusta "Gussie" Schipper, 88, of Ackley, died Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Presbyterian Village, Ackley, of natural causes; survivors include two daughters, Delores "Dee" Alberts of Burlington and Marlene Ackerman of Ackley; a son, James "Jim" of Osceola; and six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; she was preceded in death by her husband, George H.; a grandson; five brothers, John, Henry G., Albert, Harry and Ontjo Maifield; and two sisters, Sophie Griffith and Verbena Lindaman; services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Bethel Reformed Church, Aplington, with burial in the church cemetery; friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Brandt-Fritz Funeral Home, Ackley, with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. 

CHARLES CITY -- Carl F. Arndt, 84, of Charles City, died Sunday, Feb. 27, at home of natural causes; survivors include his wife, Leona; two sons, Paul of Charles City and Duane of Hutchinson, Minn.; two daughters, Pauline Kuennen of Lawler and Dixie Hughes of Charles City; five grandchildren; and four sisters, Hattie Miller of New Hampton, Rose Ross of Nora Springs, Esther Owen of Waterloo and Dorothy Schrieber of Maple Grove, Minn.; he was preceded in death by two brothers, Leo and an infant brother; and two sisters, Mamie and Verna; services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Charles City, with burial in Sunnyside Memory Gardens, rural Charles City; friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Hauser Funeral Home, Charles City, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., and for an hour before services Wednesday at the church; memorials may be directed to Hospice of North Iowa, Charles City, or St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church; Mr. Arndt farmed, worked at Oliver Corp. and retired from White Farm Equipment Corp. in 1976; he was a past president of the Pension Club and a sanctioned softball umpire. 

OSSIAN -- Leona A. Miller, 84, of Ossian, died Sunday, Feb. 27, at Ossian Senior Hospice after a lengthy illness; survivors include two sons, Denis of Ossian and John "Jack" of Ames; three daughters, Joyce Hageman of Ossian, LaVonne Morel of Naples, Fla., and Sharon Gaughan of Denison; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; a sister, Viola Bonfig of Ossian; and a brother, Edwin Becker of Long Beach, Calif.; she was preceded in death by her husband, Joe, on May 31, 1989; and three brothers, Leander, Clarence and Gerald Becker; services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis DeSales Catholic Church, with burial in St. Francis Cemetery, both in Ossian; friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Schmitz Funeral Home, Ossian, and for an hour before services Wednesday at the church; there will be a 4 p.m. parish Scripture service and a 7:30 p.m. Catholic Daughters rosary on Tuesday at the funeral home. 

DYSART -- Lois M. Klinzing, 70, of Springfield, Mo., formerly of Dysart, died Saturday, Feb. 26, at Cox South Hospital, Springfield, after a brief illness; survivors include two sons, Randy of Cedar Rapids and Scott of Springfield; a daughter, Sue Jahn of Burr Ridge, Ill.; and five grandchildren; she was preceded in death by her husband, Dean, in 1992; and a brother, Robert Hahn; services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church, Dysart, with burial in Dysart Cemetery; friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday at Overton Funeral Home, Dysart; memorials may be directed to Zion Lutheran Church; Mrs. Klinzing was a registered nurse. 

SUMNER -- Katherine Blaschke, 86, of Sumner, died Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Hillcrest Home, Sumner, of natural causes; survivors include a brother Albert Aylsworth of Oelwein; three sisters, Anne Newton of Independence, Della Cassett of Davenport and Ella Rehurek of Endicott, N.Y.; and two stepsons, Arthur Blaschke of Winterset and LaVerne Blaschke of Mishiwaka, Ind.; she was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert, in 1989; two brothers, Warner and William Aylsworth; four sisters, Mary Belle, Dorothy Mae, Winifred Frances and a stillborn sister; and two stepsons, Harold and Orville Blaschke; services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at United Methodist Church, Sumner, with burial in Zion Cemetery, rural Sumner; friends may call from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home, Sumner, and for an hour before services at the church; Mrs. Blaschke worked in the nursery at the Oelwein hospital and helped her husband in raising ponies and making and restoring harness equipment. 

TRIPOLI -- Pamela Jo Williams, 39, of Prescott, Wis., formerly of Tripoli, died Saturday, Feb. 26, at home; the cause of death is under investigation by the Pierce County (Wis.) coroner; survivors include her parents, L.E. and Rosalie Williams Sr. of Tripoli; two sisters, Wanda William Tiedt of Dunkerton and Victoria Lynn Hesse of Waverly; and two brothers, Lew Williams Jr. and Daryle Williams, both of Welch, Minn.; services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Oelwein, with burial in Fremont Township Cemetery, Winthrop; friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. today and for an hour before services Tuesday at the funeral home; Ms. Williams attended DOT Road Construction classes and helped construct I-380 in Waterloo; she also worked on the Belle Plaine Waste Plant until being injured; she moved to Hastings, Minn., where she did janitorial work for eight years and then was employed by NTEK for eight years. 

CEDAR FALLS -- Martha Elizabeth Hartke, 89, of Cedar Falls, died today, Feb. 28, at the Cedar Falls Healthcare Center of natural causes; services 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, 266-7525, with burial in Cedar Valley Memorial Garden; visitation 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and for an hour before services Wednesday at the funeral home. 

EVANSDALE -- Zane I. Hanlin, 64, of Evansdale, died Sunday, Feb. 27, at Allen Hospital, Waterloo, of natural causes; services pending with Kearns, Huisman-Schumacher Chapel on Kimball, 233-3146. 

CEDAR FALLS -- Alva Rokes, 73, of 1812 W. 18th St., died Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Cedar Valley Hospice House, Waterloo, of natural causes; services 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, 266-7525, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery; military rites conducted by Cedar Falls American Legion Post 237; visitation 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home; memorials to the Cedar Valley Hospice or University of Northern Iowa football. 

CEDAR FALLS -- Bonita L. "Bonnie" Thompson, 58, of Cedar Falls, died Friday, Feb. 25, at home of respiratory failure; services were 10:30 a.m. today at St. Patrick Catholic Church, with burial in Fairview Cemetery; Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, 266-7525, was in charge of arrangements; memorial fund will be established. 

WATERLOO -- Harold B. T. Brown, 81, of Harpers Ferry, formerly of Waterloo, died Friday, Feb. 25, at Covenant Medical Center after a lengthy illness; services 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Ansgar's Lutheran Church, with burial in the Garden of Memories; visitation 4 to 9 p.m. today at Kearns, Huisman-Schumacher Chapel on Kimball, 233-3146, with an 8 p.m. Masonic service by Martin Lodge 624; visitation also for an hour before services Tuesday at the church; memorials to the Harpers Ferry Rescue. 

WATERLOO -- Dorothy Maxine Lemke, 80, of Waterloo, died today, Feb. 28, at Covenant Medical Center from complications of diabetes; services pending with Parrott & Wood Family Funeral Care, 232-3235. 

WATERLOO -- Carolyn M. Jennings, 89, of Waterloo, died Friday, Feb. 25, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home of natural causes; services 11 a.m. Tuesday at Calvary United Methodist Church, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery, both in Waterloo. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Parrott and Wood Family Funeral Care, 232-3235, and for an hour before services Tuesday at the church; memorials to the church. 

CEDAR FALLS -- Dorothy F. Hostetler, 91, of the Western Home, died Saturday, Feb. 26, at the home of natural causes; services 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway, 233-3393, with burial in Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery; visitation 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home; memorials to Cedar Valley Hospice. 

ALLISON -- Ronald Vern Adelmund, 63, of Allison, died Friday, Feb. 25, at home from complications of a heart attack; services were 10:30 a.m. today at Trinity Reformed Church, Allison, with burial in the Allison Cemetery; Reid's Funeral Chapel, Greene, (515) 823-4457, was in charge of arrangements. 

WEST UNION -- Cecil Davis, 87, of West Union, died Saturday, Feb. 26, at Allen Hospital, Waterloo, of natural causes; services pending with Burnham-Wood Funeral Home, West Union, (319) 422-3615. 

DYSART -- Katherine Lorenzen, 94, of Dysart, died today, Feb. 28, at Sunnycrest Care Center, Dysart, after a lengthy illness; services pending with Overton Funeral Home, Dysart, (319) 478-2775. 

ACKLEY -- Louis Betten, 82, of Truth or Consequences, N.M., formerly of Ackley, died Sunday, Feb. 27, at home of natural causes; services pending with Brandt-Fritz Funeral Home, Ackley, (515) 847-2333. 

GREENE -- Rose Mary Hildebrand, 80, of Greene, died Sunday, Feb. 27, at Regional Health Center, McAllen, Texas, of natural causes; services 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Peter Lutheran Church, with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, both in Greene; visitation 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Reid's Funeral Chapel, Greene, (515) 823-4457, where there will be a 7 p.m. Scripture service; visitation also for an hour before services Friday at the church; memorials to Rose Mary Hildebrand Memorial Fund in care of the family. 

CHARLES CITY -- Carl F. Arndt, 84, of Charles City, died Sunday, Feb. 27, at home of natural causes; services pending with Hauser Funeral Home, Charles City, (515) 228-2323. 

PARKERSBURG -- Geerta T. Weber, 98, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Feb. 25, at her daughter's home of natural causes; services 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Stout Gospel Hall, with burial in Stout Cemetery, both in Stout; visitation 2 to 8 p.m. today at Schwartz Funeral Home, Parkersburg, (319) 346-1534, and for an hour before services Tuesday at the gospel hall. 

WAVERLY -- Richard Hansen, 64, of Lake City, died Sunday, Feb. 27, at Stewart Memorial Hospital, Lake City, of natural causes; services 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Lake City, with burial in Lake City Cemetery; visitation after 3 p.m. Tuesday at Lampe Funeral Home, Lake City, (712) 464-7665, with a 7 p.m. prayer service; a daughter, Susan Rediske of Waverly, is a local survivor. 

Leona L. Bachman, 83, of Randalia, Iowa, died on Sunday morning, Feb. 27, 2000, at her home after a long illness. 
Funeral service: 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at the United Methodist Church at Randalia, Iowa, with Rev. Roger White officiating. Visitation: 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Maynard, and for one hour before services at the church on Wednesday. Burial: Long Grove Cemetery, Maynard, Iowa; Memorial Fund: United Methodist Church, Randalia. 
Leona is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law: Ann and Doug Chapman of Stuart, Virginia, and Joan and Ted Carter of Cedar Rapids; two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Alice Bachman of Clarence, Iowa, and Kevin and Julie Bachman of Lincoln, Nebraska; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Raymond Lower of Arlington and Larry Lower of Ankeny; and two sisters, Anna Palmer of Oelwein and Edna Menke of Fort Dodge. 
Leona was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ernest, on March 31, 1985; two sisters, Helen Lower and Mildred Youngblut; and a great-granddaughter, Julia Ann Chapman. 
Leona Louise Lower was born on September 3, 1916, in Arlington, Iowa, the daughter of Albert Leo and Katherine Louise (Cornilsen) Lower. She graduated from Arlington High School in 1934. Leona married Ernest F. Bachman on April 8, 1937, at Galena, Illinois. They farmed near Rowley and Maynard until 1974. They then owned and operated Bachman Produce in Randalia until 1985. 
Leona was a member of the Randalia United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women, the Thursday Reading Circle, the Birthday Club, and the Maynard Senior Citizens. She was most noted for her beautiful flowers in and around her home. 


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