Miscellaneous Black Hawk County, Iowa Obituaries - 2000

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CEDAR FALLS -- Bette F. Schoenfelder, 74, of Cedar Falls, died Sunday, March 5, at Sartori Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. 
She was born Aug. 10, 1925, near Ethan, S.D., daughter of Frank and Caroline Moldenhauer Sand. She married Melvin H. Schoenfelder on June 28, 1946, in Tyndall, S.D. 
Mrs. Schoenfelder was a registered nurse, and for many years worked for various medical facilities in the Waterloo/Cedar Falls area. 
Survived by: her husband; two sons, Randy of Waterloo and Scott of Montgomery, Ala.; a daughter, Carmel "CJ" Hines of Cedar Falls; five grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, three stepgrandchildren and nine stepgreat-grandchildren; and two brothers, Donald Sand of Lilburn, Ga., and Frank Sand of Riverside, Calif. 
Preceded in death by: infant twin sons, John and Francis. 
Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Nazareth Lutheran Church, with burial in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home and for an hour before services Wednesday at the church. 
Memorial fund: will be established. 

WATERLOO -- Betty J. Peterson, 77, of Friendship Village, and formerly of Moline, Ill., and Dubuque, died Friday, March 3, at Covenant Medical Center of natural causes. 
She was born March 14, 1922, in Moline, daughter of Rudolph and Lisa Felt Holtz. She married LeRoy W. Peterson on May 22, 1948, in Rock Island, Ill. He died Aug. 1, 1989. 
Mrs. Peterson graduated from Augustana College. 
Survived by: a son, Christopher of Atlanta; a daughter, Penelope Peterson of Evanston, Ill.; three grandchildren; a brother, Jack Holz of Rock Island; and a sister, Phyllis Adams of Winston-Salem, NC. 
Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Friendship Village Chapel, Waterloo, with burial in Roselawn Memorial Estates, Moline. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Locke Funeral Home. 
Memorials: may be directed to Friendship Village. 

OELWEIN -- Mildred E. Krapfl, 77, of Oelwein, died Saturday, March 4, at Allen Hospital, Waterloo, after a brief illness; survivors include her husband, Lee; a daughter, Becci McGowen of Des Moines; and two brothers, Maurice and Marvin Willenborg, both of Dyersville; services will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, both in Oelwein; friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hintz-Geilenfeld Funeral Home, Oelwein, with family present from 2 to 4 p.m., and with a 4:30 p.m. senior citizen's rosary and a 7 p.m. parish Scripture service; memorials may be directed to the Iowa Diabetes Association; Mrs. Krapfl did catering and had worked at Roberts Nursing Home. 

APLINGTON -- Lucille Marie Paterni, 73, of Aplington, formerly of Iowa Falls, died Thursday, March 2, at Heritage Care Center, Iowa Falls, of natural causes; survivors include two daughters, Evelyn Dole of Iowa Falls and Ruth Sels of Fenton, Ill.; a son, Alan Roske of Lacey, Wash.; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; four sisters, Verna Ferguson and Shirley Nase, both of Worthington, Minn., Gloria Rogers of Alva, Okla., and Patricia Hogan of Hampton; and three brothers, Louis Rutzen of Ely, Minn., Everett Gardner of Albert Lea, Minn., and Larry Gardner of Allison; she was preceded in death by her husband, Willie; and a sister, Nola Jean Gardner; services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Church of the Nazarene, Iowa Falls, with burial in Pleasant View Cemetery, Aplington; friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Friday at Linn's Funeral Home, Iowa Falls, with family present from 6 to 8 p.m.; Mrs. Paterni worked as a waitress at the Princess Cafe, Iowa Falls. 

WEST UNION -- Clarence "Bud" Ishman, 79, of West Union, died Friday, March 3, at the Iowa Veteran's Home, Marshalltown, after a lengthy illness; survivors include his wife, Lavon; two sons, Larry of Eldorado and Ron of Marion; a daughter, Kathy Young of Garrison; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Adeline Kerr of Raymond; he was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Kohls; services were 10:30 a.m. today at Bethel Presbyterian Church, West Union, with burial in West Union Cemetery; Burnham-Wood Funeral Home, West Union, was in charge of arrangements; Mr. Ishman was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving on the USS Pensacola as a gunners mate; he served in the American Campaign, Asiatic Pacific Campaign and World War II; he was employed as a truck driver. 

WAVERLY -- Reinhardt Christ Judas, 88, of Waverly, died Saturday, March 4, at Bartels Lutheran Home, Waverly, of natural causes; survivors include a brother, Arnold of Waterloo; and a sister, Ellen Antonson of Waterloo; he was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters; services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home, Waverly, with burial in Garden of Memories, Waterloo; friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home; memorials may be directed to Bartels Lutheran Home; Mr. Judas was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II; he was employed as a farm hand on several Readlyn area farms and was later employed as a bridge builder for the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, retiring in 1977 after 20 years. 

IOWA FALLS -- Steven M. Page, 48, of Iowa Falls, died Friday, March 3, at Iowa Methodist Hospital, Des Moines, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident in September 1999; survivors include his parents, Norma and Monica Page of Iowa Falls; and two sisters, Janet Meyer of Ackley and Linda Bowman of Iowa Falls; memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mark's Catholic Church, Iowa Falls, with inurnment in the church cemetery; there will be no visitation; Surls Funeral Home, Iowa Falls, is in charge of arrangements; a memorial fund has been established; Mr. Page was a 1970 graduate of Iowa Falls High School and was employed as a construction worker. 

IOWA FALLS -- Dorothy Mae Ulrich, 88, of Iowa Falls, died Friday, March 3, at Heritage Care Center, Iowa Falls, of natural causes; survivors include a son, Leowen of Ackley; four daughters, Anna M. Cook of Alden and Karen Crosser, Carol Banner and Kathy Dougan, all of Iowa Falls; and 31 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren; she was preceded in death by her husband, Emil; two sons, Walter and David; six brothers; seven sisters; and four grandchildren and a great-grandson; services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Alden, with burial in Alden Cemetery; friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Surls Funeral Home, Iowa Falls; Mrs. Ulrich was a restaurant worker also did child care. 

OSAGE -- Cletus "Clete" Demuth, 76, of Osage, died Sunday, March 5, at the Faith Home, Osage, after a lengthy illness; survivors include his wife, Jean; two sons, Jon and Joel, both of Shell Rock; two daughters, Eleanor "Nikki" Demuth of Waverly and Cheryl Wendt of Osage; five grandchildren; a brother, Eugene of Oxnard, Calif.; and three sisters, Kay Kezar, Joan Pecenka-Roth and Mary Brouwer, all of Waterloo; he was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph; services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Osage, with burial in the church cemetery; military rites will be conducted by Osage American Legion Post 278; friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Champion Funeral Home, Osage, where there will be an 8 p.m. parish scripture service; Mr. Demuth served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1948 as an aviation electrician, and served in the U.S. Naval Reserve for 17 years; he later worked in electronic repair and was operator of Demuth Radio and TV until retiring in 1989. 

CHARLES CITY -- Jennie A. Lines, 71, of rural Charles City, died Friday, March 3, at Salsbury Baptist Home, Charles City, of natural causes; survivors include a son, Steve of Charles City; a daughter, Vickie Knutson of Centerville, S.D.; three grandchildren; two sisters, Annabelle Meader of Rockford and Roberta Hanson of Sigourney; and a brother, August Joesting Jr. of Highland Village, Texas; she was preceded in death by her husband, Guy E., on April 18, 1976; and a son, Mike; services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Charles City, with burial in Riverside Cemetery, Rockford; friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Fullerton Hage Funeral Home, Charles City, with family present from 7 to 9 p.m.; visitation also from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and for an hour before services at the church; memorials may be directed to Gideons International or to Hospice of North Iowa-Charles City Satellite; Mrs. Lines and her husband farmed near Charles City; she was employed at the former Birdsall Ice Cream Store, Charles City, and the Bassett Cafe, Bassett; she was employed as a clerk at the Kmart, Charles City, for 17 years retiring in 1994. 

ELDORA -- Roger W. Martin, 59, of Eldora, died Saturday, March 4, at home of heart failure; survivors include his wife, Judy; a son, Rick E. Wolcott of Roland; three daughters, Coral L. Sickler of Ames, Christi L. and Courtney L. Martin, both of Eldora; a granddaughter; his mother, Chloris G. Martin of Eldora; and a brother, Eugene L. of Charles City; he was preceded in death by his father, George W. Martin; and a son, Roderick Thomas Wolcott; services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, Eldora, with burial in Eldora City Cemetery; friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Creps-Abels Funeral Home, Eldora, with family present from 6 to 8 p.m.; visitation also for an hour before services Tuesday at the church; a memorial fund has been established; Mr. Martin worked at the Coast to Coast Store, Eldora, for a brief time, then in 1960 went to work for Hardin County Savings Bank, where he was presently vice president-cashier. 

ST. LUCAS -- Joseph Nolte, 87, of St. Lucas, died Sunday, March 5, at St. Joseph's Hospital, New Hampton, after a lengthy illness; survivors include a brother, Leonard of Waucoma; and a sister, Gorgonia Knebel of Jesup; services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Luke's Catholic Church, St. Lucas, with burial in the church cemetery; friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church, where there will be rosaries at 4 and 7 p.m. Chekal Funeral Home, Fort Atkinson, is in charge of arrangements. 

INDEPENDENCE -- Hattie O. Deke, 96, of Independence, died Sunday, March 5, at People's Long-Term Care Center, Independence, after a lengthy illness; survivors include three daughters, Eleanor Bender of San Jose, Calif., Dorothy Wilkinson and Sharon Naylor, both of Independence; a son, Terry of Waterloo; and 17 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren; she was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard "Ben," in 1989; a son, Bernard; two daughters, Marilyn Hamilton and Betty Ann Deke; a grandson; a great-granddaughter; a brother; and three sisters; services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, with burial in Mount Hope Cemetery, both in Independence; friends may call after 3 p.m. Tuesday at White Funeral Home, Independence; Mrs. Deke and her husband farmed in Buchanan County, retiring in 1970. 

INDEPENDENCE -- Gladys A. Hearn, 82, of Independence, died Thursday, March 2, at McAllen Heart Center, McAllen, Texas, following an apparent heart attack; survivors include her husband, Ramon; two daughters, Patricia Strong of DeWitt and Peggy Decker of Independence; four grandchildren and a great-grandson; a brother, Donald Bachman of Oelwein; a sister, Beatrice Henderson of Cedar Rapids; two stepdaughters, Susan Vaughn and Marilyn Geeo, both of Arkansas; and four stepgrandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren; she was preceded in death by four brothers, Leo, Raymond, Merlin and Ernest Bachman; and a stepdaughter, Linda Spalding; services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at United Methodist Church, Hazleton, with burial in Hazleton Cemetery; friends may call after 1 p.m. Tuesday at White Funeral Home, Independence; memorials may be directed to Alzheimer's Association. 

FREDERICKSBURG -- Bernard D. Wenthe, 74, of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, March 5, at Allen Hospital, Waterloo, from complications of a heart attack; survivors include his wife, Vivian; two sons, Craig of Fredericksburg and Mark of Altoona; three daughters, Diana Suplita of Fairmont, W.Va., the Rev. Claudia Tessmer of Hudson and Linda Bowers of Johnston; 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, James of Riverside, Calif., and Kenneth of Waterloo; he was preceded in death by three brothers, LaVern , Claude and Harold; and a sister, Evelyn VonDoehren; services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, both in Fredericksburg; friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Chenoweth & Son Funeral Home, Fredericksburg; memorials may be directed to the church in his name; Mr. Wenthe was a cashier at First State Bank, Fredericksburg, from 1956 to 1984. 

CEDAR FALLS -- Mary G. Sears, 97, of the Western Home, died today, March 6, at the home of natural causes; services pending with Richardson Funeral Home, 266-3525. 

WATERLOO -- Elsie M. Peck, 91, of 600 Park Lane, died Monday, March 6, at Covenant Medical Center of natural causes; services pending with Locke Funeral Home, 233-6138. 

CEDAR FALLS -- Rose Mary Carbiener, 66, of Cedar Falls, died Thursday, March 2, at Covenant Medical Center, Waterloo, from complications of emphysema; services 1:30 p.m. today at First Christian Church, with burial in Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens, both in Cedar Falls; memorials have been established; Richardson Funeral Home, 266-3525, is in charge of arrangements. 

CEDAR FALLS -- Evelyn E. Ney, 83, of the Western Home, died Sunday, March 5, at the home of natural causes; services pending with Kearns, Huisman-Schumacher Chapel on Kimball, Waterloo, 233-3146. 

WATERLOO -- Doris H. Howard, 80, of 1734 Dearborn Ave., died Sunday, March 5, at Covenant Medical Center of natural causes; services 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Maywood Wesleyan Church, with burial in Poyner Cemetery; visitation 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway, 233-3393, and for an hour before services Wednesday at the church. 

CEDAR FALLS -- Vernon R. Flener, 86, of Windsor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Cedar Falls, died today, March 6, at the center of natural causes; services pending with Barr Funeral Home, 268-0404. 

APLINGTON -- Fred Freeseman, 88, of Aplington, died Sunday, March 5, at Maple Manor Care Center, Aplington, of natural causes; services pending with Schwartz Funeral Chapel, Aplington, (319) 346-1534. 

ARLINGTON -- Julia I. Chapman, 82, of Arlington, died Sunday, March 5, at Grandview Health Care Center, Oelwein, of natural causes; services pending with Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Arlington, (319) 283-4922. 

GRUNDY CENTER -- Victor R. Davidson, 80, of Grundy Center, died Saturday, March 4, at Covenant Medical Center, Waterloo, of natural causes; services 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Ivester Church of the Brethren, with burial in Sheller Cemetery, both rural Grundy Center; visitation 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home, Grundy Center, (319) 824-3319, and for an hour before services Wednesday at the church; memorials to Grundy County Hospice or the church. 

INDEPENDENCE -- Marian J. Pattee, 80, of Independence, died Sunday, March 5, at her home of cancer; services 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Catholic Church, Independence; visitation after 2 p.m. Wednesday at Reiff Funeral Home, Independence, (319) 334-2501. 

SHELL ROCK -- Johanna Wubbena, 83, of the Bartels Lutheran Home, Waverly, formerly of Shell Rock, died Friday, March 3, at the home of natural causes; services 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Faith Lutheran Church, with burial in Riverside Cemetery, both in Shell Rock; visitation until 8 p.m. today at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home, Shell Rock, (319) 885-4321, with the family present from 4 to 8 p.m., and for an hour before services Tuesday at the church; memorials to the family. 

WEST UNION -- Carl Oldenburg Jr., 63, of West Union, died today, March 6, at Methodist Hospital, Rochester, Minn., of natural causes; services pending with Burnham-Wood Funeral Home, West Union, (319) 422-3615. 

WEST UNION -- Iva Pape, 99, of West Union, died today, March 6, at Maple Crest Manor, Fayette, of natural causes; services pending with Burnham-Wood Funeral Home, West Union, (319) 422-3615. 

INDEPENDENCE -- Raymond A. Westemeier, 91, of Independence, died Sunday, March 5, at People's Memorial Hospital, Independence, after a brief illness; services pending with Reiff Funeral Home, Independence, (319) 334-2501. 


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