Miscellaneous Black Hawk County, Iowa Obituaries - 2000
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|WATERLOO -- La Roy E. DeHart, 80, of Peoria, Ariz., formerly of Waterloo,
died Monday, Feb. 21, of natural causes.
He was born Sept. 13, 1919, in Backus, Minn., son of Emmett and Jessie DeHart. He married Leta Bigelow on Oct. 12, 1940. She died in 1965. He married Verna Erickson on May 11, 1968.
Mr. DeHart was employed at Titus Manufacturing and at John Deere as a tool and die maker.
Survived by: his wife; a son, Marvin of Dallas, Texas; a daughter, Sandy Messerer of Waterloo; two stepsons, Mike Erickson of Seattle, Wash., and Doug Erickson of Des Moines; and eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Kimball Avenue United Methodist Church.
Memorials: may be directed to Shriners Children's Hospital in care of Martin Lodge 624, East Park and Mulberry, Waterloo, IA 50701.
WATERLOO -- Richard "J.J." Horner, 66, of Cambridge, Minn., formerly
of Waterloo, died Monday, Feb. 28, at Fairview Princeton Hospital, Princeton,
Minn., of cancer.
WATERLOO --Edythe L. Damme, 60, of Waterloo, died Monday, Feb. 28, at
Allen Hospital of natural causes.
WATERLOO -- Frankie "Frank" D. Erhardt Sr., 71, of Waterloo, formerly
of Clermont, died Monday, Feb. 28, at Allen Hospital after a brief illness.
WATERLOO -- LaQuonda Hollis Harris, infant daughter of Rosiland Hollis
and Edward Harris of 417 Center St., died shortly after birth on Friday,
Feb. 25, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, of prematurity
ACKLEY -- Louis Albert Henry Betten, 82, of Truth or Consequences, N.M., formerly of the Aplington-Ackley area, died Sunday, Feb. 27, at home of natural causes; survivors include a daughter, Ramona Jorgensen of Preston, Idaho; two sons, Clifford of Roy, Utah, and Darwin of DuBois, Idaho; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; and a brother, John "Jack" of Ackley; he was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie; and a great-grandchild; services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Brandt-Fritz Funeral Home, with burial in West Friesland Cemetery, both in Ackley; full military rites will be conducted by Elliot-Kenninger American Legion Post 252 of Ackley; friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home; Mr. Betten was a U.S. Navy veteran; he farmed around the Aplington area, and in 1952 moved to Utah where he worked in maintenance at Hill Field Air Force Base in Layton.
IOWA FALLS -- Geraldine Maas, 88, of Iowa Falls, died Monday, Feb. 28, at Ellsworth Municipal Hospital, Iowa Falls, of natural causes; survivors include her husband, Burdis S.; two daughters, Cheryl Tordoff of Alden and Diane Weisenberger of Topeka, Kan.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Lois Hansen and Maxine Sharar, both of Iowa Falls; she was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles, Burnell and Quinton Stowe; services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Christian Church, with burial in Union Cemetery, both in Iowa Falls; friends may call until 8 p.m. today at Linn's Funeral Home, Iowa Falls, with family present from 6 to 8 p.m.; Mrs. Maas was employed at the Newberry 5 & 10 Cent Store from 1929-32, and farmed with her husband in the Hubbard and later Iowa Falls area, retiring in 1975; she was past matron of the Order of Eastern Star No. 346 of Iowa Falls.
WATERLOO -- Hilda B. Kinzler, 89, of Covina, Calif., formerly of Waterloo, died Dec. 27, 1999, in Covina of natural causes; memorial services 11 a.m. Saturday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Waterloo; memorials to Muscular Dystrophy Association.
WATERLOO -- Robert E. Cronan, 72, of Country View Care Facility, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, at the facility of natural causes; services pending with Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway, 233-3393.
CEDAR FALLS -- Russell N. Baum, 87, of the Western Home, died Saturday, Jan. 29, at the home of congestive heart failure; memorial tribute 2 p.m. Saturday at Hearst Center for the Arts, with inurnment in Fairview Cemetery; memorials to the Hearst Center; Richardson Funeral Home, 266-3525, is in charge of arrangements.
QUASQUETON -- Ruth E. Jennings, 96, of Quasqueton, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, at the Good Neighbor Home, Manchester, after a lengthy illness; services pending with White Funeral Home, Quasqueton, (319) 934-3695.
NASHUA -- Bonnie Jean Blanchard, 76, of Davenport, formerly of Nashua, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, in Davenport, of natural causes; services 10 a.m. Thursday at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport, (319) 355-4433, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Nashua; visitation 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home; memorials to First Baptist Church.
GRUNDY CENTER -- Alex Kunzman, infant son of Clark and Kelly Kunzman of Grundy Center, died Monday, Feb. 28, shortly after birth on at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City; services 10:30 a.m. Friday at Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home, (319) 824-3319, with burial in Rosehill Cemetery, both in Grundy Center; visitation 9 a.m. until services Friday at the funeral home; memorial fund has been established.
JESUP -- Mildred Koob Zeller, 59, of Grouse Point, N.H., formerly of
Jesup, died Wednesday, April 12, at Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia,
N.H., of cancer.
DUNKERTON -- Thomas Boyd Gray, 56, of 1003 Jolene Drive, died Monday,
April 24, at Covenant Medical Center, Waterloo, of cancer.
WATERLOO -- Janet E. Leckness, 62, of 1410 Dunkerton Road, died Monday,
April 24, at Covenant Medial Center of cancer.
WATERLOO -- Sandra Blankenship, 42, of Tacoma, Wash., formerly of Waterloo,
died Saturday, April 22, of natural causes.
LA PORTE CITY -- Vivian Marie Weber, 74, of 7030 Rickard Road, died
Monday, April 24, at Allen Hospital, Waterloo, of heart failure.
INDEPENDENCE -- Mylon "Mike" Pippinger, 78, of Independence, died Sunday, April 23, at Covenant Medical Center, Waterloo, after a brief illness; survivors include his wife, Marilyn; three sons, Duane of Johnson Creek, Wis., Charles of Colfax, Wis., and Gary of Cedar Rapids; three daughters, Jean Robinette of Johnson Creek, Bonnie Badman of Eau Claire, Wis., and Patricia Lasko of Sparta, Wis.; 24 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Shirley Hodges of Lake View, Ark., and Sharon Kelly of Chippewa Falls, Wis.; he was preceded in death by his first wife, Vera, in 1986; two daughters, Susan Pecha and Diane Schliesman; a son, Michael; two brothers, Leroy and Larry; and two sisters, Edna Eng and Barbara Skattebo; services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at White Funeral Home, Independence, with burial in Garden of Memories, Waterloo; graveside military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 339 of Fayette; friends may call after 3 p.m. today at the funeral home; Mr. Pippinger was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific; he worked for John Deere, Waterloo, then was owner/operator of Mike's DX service station, Waterloo; he later moved to Fayette and worked on the maintenance crew at Upper Iowa University, retiring in 1986.
VINTON -- Betty Keefer, 76, of Vinton, died Monday, April 24, at Sunnycrest Nursing Home, Dysart, after a brief illness; survivors include a brother, Wayne of Mathis, Texas; and a sister, Zora Pieper of Charles City; she was preceded in death by two brothers; and a sister; services were 10 a.m. today at Overton-Van Steenhuyse Funeral Home, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery, both in Vinton.
ALTA VISTA -- Cyril Reicks, 71, of Alta Vista, died Saturday, April 22, at Finley Hospital, Dubuque, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident; survivors include his wife, Florence; three daughters, Mary Jo Rooney and Janice Westervelt, both of Dubuque, and Judy Paulus of Elma; three sons, Kevin of Forest City, Lorin of Cedar Rapids and Jason of Rockford; 15 grandchildren; three brothers, Leo of Lawler, Denis H. of Cresco and Loras of Waucoma; and five sisters, Arlene Bodensteiner of St. Lucas, Edith Shindelar of Fort Atkinson, Anita Imoehl of Postville and Monica Brooks and Verna Chacey, both of Cedar Rapids; he was preceded in death by an infant son, Stephen; and a brother, Roger; services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Bernard's Catholic Church, with burial in Mount Calvary Cemetery, both in Alta Vista; friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Conway Funeral Home, Elma, where there will be 4 p.m. Knights of Columbus rosary and a 7 p.m. Scripture service; visitation also for an hour before services Thursday at the church; Mr. Reicks retired from farming in 1993 and was a part-time real agent.
NASHUA -- Donald Keith Matthews, 63, of Clinton, Tenn., formerly of Nashua, died Thursday, April 20, at home of cancer; survivors include his wife, Karen; three sons, Barry of Ionia, Andy of Nashua and Rusty of Des Moines; a daughter, Renae Shoars of Nashua; a stepson, Drew Peterson of Clinton; a stepdaughter, Tammy Merwin of Clinton; eight grandchildren; a sister, Noriene North of Charles City; and a brother, Gary of Charles City; he was preceded in death by an infant grandson; memorial services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Messiah Lutheran Church, Charles City; Mr. Matthews served in the U.S. Air Force as a crew chief on the U-2 spy plane; he worked as a tool and die maker at Oliver Corp., White Farm Equipment, H&H Machine & Tool in Cedar Falls and Traer Manufacturing in Traer, then was transferred to Eagle Bend Manufacturing, Clinton; for the past few years he was employed by Axis Fabrication & Machine Co., Louisville, Tenn.
READLYN -- Martha Nolte, 80, of Readlyn, died Tuesday, April 25, at Waverly Municipal Hospital, Waverly, of cancer; survivors include two daughters, Grace Kuethe of Readlyn and Jeanette Iverson of Waverly; six grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; and five sisters, Erna Bublitz of Mason City, Liz Buhr of Sumner, Malinda Applegate of California, Hulda Poorman of Sun City, Ariz., and Anetta Graening of Waverly; she was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar, on June 16, 1977; four brothers, Ernest, Gustav, Richard and Walter Jaschen; and a sister, Bertha Tims; public graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Harlington Cemetery, Waverly, followed by an 11 a.m. public memorial service at Zion Lutheran Church, Readlyn; friends may call until 8 p.m. today and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home, Waverly; memorials may be directed to the family; Mrs. Nolte worked for Carnation Co. for a while.
FREDERICKSBURG -- Frank Rochford, 94, of Des Moines, formerly of Fredericksburg, died Monday, April 24, at Mercy Hospital, Des Moines, of natural causes; survivors include a son, Charles of Oelwein; two daughters, Frances Rochford of Des Moines and Jean Hoffman of Estherville; five grandchildren; and three sisters, Gertrude and Leona Rochford, both of New Hampton, and Mabel Owens of Northridge, Calif.; he was preceded in death by his wife, Olive, in February 1982; an infant daughter, Mary Elizabeth; a grandson; two sisters, Evelyn Rochford and Mary McCormick; and a brother, Eugene; services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, with burial in Calvary Cemetery, both in New Hampton; friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Larkin-Martin-Hugeback Funeral Home, New Hampton, where there will be a 7 p.m. Knights of Columbus rosary and a 7:30 p.m. parish Scripture service; Mr. Rochford was a retired farmer.
WEST UNION -- Earl Winter, 66, of West Union, died Tuesday, April 25, at Lutheran Hospital, La Crosse, Wis., after a brief illness; survivors include four sons, Greg and Gary Kobriger, both of Forest City, George Winter of Norwalk and Gordon Winter of West Union; seven grandchildren; and a sister, Jean Dickman of Decorah; he was preceded in death by a half brother, Donald Winter; and a half sister, Betty Deck; services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church, West Union, with burial in St. Peter Cemetery, Eldorado; friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Burnham-Wood Funeral Home, West Union; Mr. Winter farmed, worked for Schwan's Dairy, hauling milk, and worked for West Union Tire Co. and Atwood Manufacturing (Dura Corp.), retiring in 1999.
TRIPOLI -- Leone Ann Duecker, 89, of Tripoli, died Monday, April 24, at Allen Hospital, Waterloo, after a brief illness; survivors include two daughters, Sharon Diercks of Denver and Rochelle Kuethe of Tripoli; two sons, Larry of Tripoli and Claire of Tucson, Ariz.; a stepson, Orville Duecker of Frederika; 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Helen Schuknecht of Waterloo; she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; two brothers, Mike and Dick Michor; and two sisters, Rose Hunt and Verona Harrington; services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Grace Lutheran Church, Tripoli, with burial in the church cemetery; friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rettig Funeral Home, Tripoli, and for an hour before services Friday at the church; Mrs. Duecker had worked for Panzer Produce, Kramer-Crittenden Produce, The Hub, Maple Hills Country Club, Interstate Power Co. and the Tripoli Nursing Home, retiring in 1986.
CEDAR FALLS -- Pauline McDermott, 78, of Cedar Falls, died Tuesday, April 25, at Covenant Medical Center, Waterloo, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident at San Marnan Drive and Hammond Avenue; services pending with Richardson Funeral Home, 266-3525.
EVANSDALE -- Philbon "Buck" Buckendahl, 71, of 747 Colleen Ave., died Tuesday, April 25, at Covenant Medical Center, Waterloo, of natural causes; services 10:30 am. Friday at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Evansdale, with burial in Garden of Memories, Waterloo; visitation 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Locke Funeral Home, Waterloo, 233-6138.
WATERLOO -- Goldie M. Smith, 82, of Parkview Nursing and Rehab Center, died Tuesday, April 25, at the center of natural causes; services pending with Locke Funeral Home, 233-6138.
WATERLOO -- Verona L. Murphy, 87, of Thornton, Colo., formerly of Waterloo, died Sunday, April 23, in Colorado of natural causes; memorial services 2 p.m. Wednesday at Elm's Haven Nursing Home, Thornton, with inurnment in Garden of Memories, Waterloo; Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Longmont, Colo., (303) 776-2313, is in charge of arrangements; memorials to the American Heart Association, C/O Ahlberg Funeral Chapel, 326 Terry St., Longmont, CO 80501-5440.
EVANSDALE -- Treston James Wolff, infant son of Mindy Herink and James Wolff of Evansdale, was stillborn Tuesday, April 25, at Allen Hospital; services pending with Chapel of Memories-West Family Funeral Care, Waterloo, 233-8437.
TRIPOLI -- Orville Haase, 82, of Tripoli, died Tuesday, April 25, at Hillcrest Home, Sumner, of natural causes; services pending with Rettig Funeral Home, Tripoli, (319) 882-4285.
MAYNARD -- Franklin Thompson, 91, of Maynard, died today, April 26, at the Oelwein Healthcare Center, Oelwein, of natural causes; services pending with Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Maynard, (319) 283-4922.
CHARLES CITY - Florence Melvin, 85, of Charles City, died today, April 26, at the Riverside Chautauqua Guest Home, Charles City, of natural causes; services pending with Fullerton Hage Funeral Home, Charles City, (515) 228-4211.
IOWA FALLS -- Nada Scott, 93, of Iowa Falls, died Tuesday, April 25, at the Heritage Care Center, Iowa Falls, of natural causes; services pending with Surls Funeral Home, Iowa Falls, (515) 648-9554.
WAVERLY -- Edward Bunger Jr., 77, of Waverly, died Monday, April 24, at home after a lengthy illness; services 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Waverly, with burial in the church cemetery; graveside military rites by AMVETS Post 79; visitation 4 to 8 p.m. today at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home, Waverly, (319) 352-1187, and for an hour before services Thursday at the church; memorials to charity of donor's choice.
TOLEDO -- Harry R. Anderson, 85, of rural Toledo, died today, April 26, at Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center after a lengthy illness; services pending with Henderson-Overton Funeral Home, Toledo, (515) 484-2138.
GREENE -- Iris I. Dralle, 81, formerly of Greene, died Tuesday, April 25, at Floyd County Memorial Hospital, Charles City, from complications of a stroke; services 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Greene, with burial in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Vilmar; visitation 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Reid's Funeral Chapel, Greene, (515) 823-4457, and for an hour before services Friday at the church; memorials to the family.