Miscellaneous Black Hawk County, Iowa Obituaries - 2000

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EVANSDALE -- Ellis A. "Lanky" Ostrander, 67, of Evansdale, died Monday, April 17, at Allen Hospital of natural causes. 
He was born Sept. 25, 1932, in rural Fayette County, the son of Jesse and Margaret Wroe Ostrander. He married Lucille Marie McGill Jan. 21, 1956, in Cedar Falls. 
Mr. Ostrander was a roofer and masonry worker for many years in the Waterloo and California areas. 
Survived by: his wife of Bakersfield, Calif.; a son, Terry of Bakersfield; three daughters, Cindy Ostrander of Waterloo, and Cynthia Miller and Wendy Ostrander, both of Bakersfield; 10 grandchildren; and a brother, Bobby of Sacramento. 
Preceded in death by: two brothers, Harold and Jim. 
Services: 3 p.m. Monday at the Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on South Street, with burial in Poyner Township Cemetery, both in Waterloo. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. 
Memorials: may be directed to the family. 

WATERLOO -- Donna Jean Klingaman, 71, of 4550 W. Fourth St., died Friday, April 21, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home of cancer. 
She was born July 7, 1928, in Waterloo, the daughter of Orville Lichty and Reba Kough Tannreuther. She married Dick Klingaman in June of 1949, in Waterloo. 
Mrs. Klingaman taught elementary school for 12 years in Conrad, and later in Waterloo at Orange, Cresthaven and Whittier Schools. In 1980 she was named National Goodwill Volunteer of the Year. 
Survived by: her husband; a son, Steve of Hudson; two daughters, Soo Greiman and Kris Klingaman, both of Hudson; seven grandchildren; and a brother, Robert Tannreuther of Waterloo. 
Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at South Waterloo Church of the Brethren, with burial in Orange Township Cemetery. Friends may call from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Locke Funeral Home. 
Memorial fund: will be established. 

WATERLOO -- Wayne E. Fowler, 77, of Waterloo, died Friday, April 21, at his home of cancer. 
He was born April 6, 1923, in Lamont. He married Clara Ida May Brown June 6, 1981, in Corydon. 
Mr. Fowler served with the U.S. Army during World War II, and owned and operated R&W Garage, New Hartford, for many years, retiring in 1986. 
Survived by: his wife; two sons, Wayne Roy Jr. of Springfield, Mo., and Patrick Ray; a daughter, Lanonda May King of Waterloo; four grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. 
Preceded in death by: his parents; and a great-grandson. 
Memorial services: are tentatively set for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1530 Pleasant Valley Drive, Waterloo. There will be no visitation as the body was cremated. Parrott & Wood Family Funeral Care is in charge of arrangements. 
Memorials: may be directed to the family. 

WATERLOO -- Mildred "Mickey" Krueger, 79, of 209 Rome Ave., died Saturday, April 22, at Allen Hospital, of natural causes. 
She was born Feb. 14, 1921, near Jesup, the daughter of Arthur D. and Bernice Beatty Murray. She married Raymond W. Krueger May 29, 1939, in Independence. He died Jan. 16, 1987. 
Mrs. Krueger was a 1939 graduate of Brandon High School. 
Survived by: a son, Virgil of Oceanside, Calif.; a grandson; and her nephew and primary care giver, Perle Stainbrook. 
Preceded in death by: a brother, Duane Murray; and a sister, Mardelle Stainbrook. 
Graveside services: 2:30 p.m. Monday at Garden of Memories Cemetery, with burial in the Garden of Memories. There will be no visitation. Locke Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

WATERLOO -- Louis William Kuriger, 95, of 811 Reber Ave., died Monday, April 17, in Norman, Okla., of natural causes. 
He was born Dec. 2, 1904, in Muscatine, the son of Henry Frank and Lucy Rohrbach Kuriger. He married Margaret Aloisia Stefan, June 25, 1931, in Waterloo. She died Dec. 10, 1999. 
Mr. Kuriger had been employed by Chamberlain Manufacturing Co., and then was a machinist for Construction Machinery Co., retiring in 1969. He was also a charter member of St. Edward Catholic Church, and did janitorial work at the church and the school after his retirement. 
Survived by: a son, Dr. William L. Kuriger of Norman; three daughters, Mary E. "Betsy" Bronson and Cecelia Deich, both of Waterloo, and Dorothy Wrage of Hudson; 20 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; two brothers, Bernard of Monticello and Alfred of Savannah, Ga.; and a sister, Roseline Schwendinger of Monticello. 
Preceded in death by: a grandson; five brothers, Ralph, Karl, Clarence, Norbert and Lawrence; and three sisters, Mildred Burry, Helen Kuriger and Genevieve Miller. 
Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Edward Catholic Church, with entombment in Mount Olivet Mausoleum. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on South Street, where there will be a 3 p.m. Senior Citizens rosary and a 7 p.m. vigil service. Visitation also for an hour before services Tuesday at the church. 
Memorials: may be directed to the church or to St. Vincent de Paul. 

LA PORTE CITY -- Mabel M. Rosauer, 84, formerly of La Porte City, Dysart and Hampton, died Saturday, April 22, at the Sunrise Hill Care Center, Traer, of natural causes. 
She was born Aug. 24, 1915, in Monroe Township, the daughter of Willie and Metha Christensen Jurgens. She married Wesley F. Jebe Sr. in December of 1932, in Dysart, and they later divorced. She then married Luverne "Bus" Rosauer Sept. 30, 1948, in Monroe, Wis. He died in January of 1978. 
Mrs. Rosauer worked as a nurse's aide in Hampton. 
Survived by: a son, Joe of Solon; a daughter, Loretta Immel of Otley; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and six sisters, Viola Stricker of Cedar Falls, Mildred Fisher, Dorothy Morrison and Caroline Rock, all of La Porte City, Virginia Abernathey of Traer, and Isabel Schuck of Desert Hot Springs, Calif. 
Preceded in death by: a son, Wesley Jebe Jr.; and a great-grandson. 
Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday at the American Lutheran Church of La Porte City, with burial in the Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Huisman Funeral Home, La Porte City, and for an hour before services Wednesday at the church. 
Memorials: may be directed to the church. 

CEDAR FALLS -- Joan Goodin, 75, of Cedar Falls, died Friday, April 21, at Allen Hospital, Waterloo, of natural causes. 
She was born April 26, 1924, in Waterloo, the daughter of Clifford and Emma Farley McCraney. She married Stanley Goodin Oct. 23, 1976, in Waterloo. 
Mrs. Goodin was employed by Rath Packing Company for 35 years until retirement. 
Survived by: her husband; two sons, Nick Dickinson of Augusta, Ga., and Clay Goodin of Colorado Springs, Colo.; three daughters, Lori Pitts of Cedar Falls, Hope Billings of Fergus Falls, Minn., and Jodi Potrock of Dallas; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, Bob McCraney of Rapid City, S.D.; and two sisters, Janice Hunt of Waterloo and Judy Thomas of Spring Valley, Minn. 
Preceded in death by: a son, Wayne Dickinson; five brothers; and three sisters. 
Memorial services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Garden View Chapel, with inurnment in Garden of Memories Cemetery, both in Waterloo. Friends may call with the family present from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and for an hour before services Tuesday at the funeral home. 
Memorials: may be directed to the family. 

GREENE -- Dorothy E. Van Dyke, 79, of Greene, died Thursday, April 20 at Liebe Care Center, Greene, of natural causes; she is survived by a sister, Betty Baldwin of Waterloo; she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy H., on June 21, 1987; and a brother, John Bell; services were Saturday at Reid's Funeral Chapel, Greene, with burial in Allison Cemetery, Allison; memorials may be directed to Friends of Heery Woods State Park, Humane Society or the Greene Historical Society; Mrs. Van Dyke worked as a secretary for Carroll Wild Law Office, Allison, then later worked as a secretary at Iowa State Teacher's College, Cedar Falls. 

CRESCO -- Eleanora Irene Marshall, 82, of Cedar Falls, formerly of Cresco, died Thursday, April 20, at the Cedar Falls Lutheran Home of natural causes; survivors include her husband, Erwin; two sons, David of Olympia, Wash., and John of Topeka, Kan.; five daughters, Janet Langan and Jean Beaton, both of Waterloo, Linda Jensen of St. Charles, Mo., Marilyn Bailey of Marion, and Sharon Storke of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Geraldine Fredrickson of Bellevue, Wash.; she was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Barthelme; and two sisters, Viola Ferrie and Helen Hove; services will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Worship Center, with burial in Calvary Cemetery, both in Cresco; friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Conway Funeral Home, and for an hour before services Monday at the church; there will be a 5 p.m. rosary and a 7 p.m. Scripture service today at the funeral home; memorials may be directed to the church or the Cedar Falls Lutheran Home; Mrs. Marshall owned and operated the Cresco Dairy Queen until retiring in 1974. 

HAMPTON -- Minnie Muhlenbruch, 97, of Hampton, died at home Thursday, April 20, of natural causes; survivors include four daughters, Gertrude and Alice Muhlenbruch, both of Hampton, Laura Myers of Liberty, Mo., and Karen Mann of Urbandale; a son, Robert of Ackley; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ella Dohrmann of Hampton; she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry; two sisters, Sadie Burmester and Margaret Miller; and a brother, Paul Uilk; services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Latimer, with burial in Hampton Cemetery; friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. today at Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home, Hampton. 

LIME SPRINGS -- Fannie Tibbals, 92, of Lime Springs, died Thursday, April 20, at Evans Memorial Home, Cresco, of natural causes; survivors include five daughters, Darline Beohmer of New Concord, Ky., Maxine Peter of St. Charles, Minn., Georgia Hebrink of Harmony, Minn., Iva Zirbel of Rochester, Minn., and Marie Krueger of Chester; two sons, Alton and Tex, both of Lime Springs; 22 grandchildren; and several great- and great-great-grandchildren; she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest, in 1993; four brothers; two sisters; and a great-great-grandchild; services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at United Methodist Church, with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, both in Lime Springs; friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Lindstrom Funeral Home, Lime Springs, and for an hour before services Monday at the church. 

OSAGE -- Dean Bublitz, 57, of Osage, died Thursday, April 20, in Forest City, of an apparent heart attack; survivors include his wife, Marilyn; four sons, Keith Anderson of Northwood, Jeff Bublitz of St. Ansgar, and Leo Bublitz and Frederick Bublitz, both at home; a daughter, Kasey Petznick of St. Ansgar; four grandchildren; his mother, Lucille Bublitz of St. Ansgar; two brothers, Dale of St. Ansgar and David of Carpenter; and a sister, Elaine Huebner of Grafton; he was preceded in death by an infant son; an infant daughter; his father, Harold Bublitz; and a brother, Darrel; services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, with burial in the Grafton Cemetery, both in Grafton; friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Champion Funeral Home, Osage, and for an hour before services Monday at the church; Mr. Bublitz farmed in the Grafton, St. Ansgar and Osage areas. 

TRIPOLI -- Cara Ann Boeckmann, 16, of Bettendorf, formerly of Tripoli, died Friday, April 21, at her home of natural causes; survivors include her father and stepmother, Joel and Deb Boeckmann of Bettendorf; her mother, Jill Boeckmann of Tripoli; a brother, Adam Boeckmann of Tripoli; paternal grandparents, Forrest and Glenyce Bolte of Tripoli; maternal grandparents, Erwin and Alveda Thurm of Sumner; great-grandmother, Dorothy Nield of Unionville, Mo.; and three stepbrothers, Chris Damm of Waterloo, Ben Damm of Frederika and Craig Johnson of Johnston; she was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Roger Boeckmann; services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Grace Lutheran Church, Tripoli, with burial in the church cemetery; friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Rettig Funeral Home, Tripoli, and for an hour before services Monday at the church; memorials may be directed to River Hills School, Camp Courageous or the Iowa Special Olympics; Cara attended Tripoli Schools, had been attending Bettendorf High School since December of 1999 and briefly attended River Hills School, Cedar Falls, and recently participated in the Special Olympics held at North Scott High School, Bettendorf. 

DECORAH -- Nicholas Sorenson, 11, of Decorah, died Friday, April 21, at the Gunderson Lutheran Hospital, LaCrosse, Wis., from complications of surgery; survivors include his mother, Pat Sorenson of Decorah; his father, Steve Sorenson of Osage; two sisters, Emily and Amy Sorenson, both of Decorah; and grandparents, Lester and Gerry Sorenson of Decorah and Alger and Norma Amble of New Hampton; services will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Decorah, with burial in the church cemetery; friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today at French and Balik Funeral Home, Decorah, where there will be a 4 p.m. rosary. 

VINTON -- Mabel M. Zobel, 93, of the La Porte City Nursing and Rehab Center, formerly of Vinton, died Thursday, April 20, at Covenant Medical Center, Waterloo, of a sudden illness; survivors include three sons, Walter of Wayzata, Minn., Robert of Van Horne and Richard of Grinnell; a daughter, Patricia Seebach of Cresco; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Tom W. Elliott Jr. of Liberty, Mo., and Merle Elliott of Waterloo; and three sisters, Charlotte Elliott, Elizabeth Niemeyer and Marjorie Rausch, all of La Porte City; she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; a son, Gene; and four brothers, George, Harold, Don and Elvin Elliott; services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church, Vinton, with 1:30 p.m. burial in Westview Cemetery, La Porte City; friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Overton-Van Steenhuyse Funeral Home, Vinton. 

IONIA -- Catherine M. Miller, 69, of Ionia, died Saturday, April 22, at Mercy Medical Center, New Hampton, of natural causes; survivors include two sons, Randy of Ionia and Rick of Charles City; three grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Harrington of Nashua and Paul Harrington of Ionia; and five sisters, Eileen Zwanziger and Rosemary Zwanziger, both of Nashua, Delores Zwanziger and Theresa Harrington, both of Ionia, and Alice Klaussen of New Hampton; she was preceded in death by her husband, Jerome in November 1972; private family services will be held Monday at Larkin-Martin-Hugeback Funeral Home, New Hampton, with burial in St. Boniface Cemetery, Ionia; there will be no public visitation. 

APLINGTON -- Jennie M. Rewerts, 81, of Aplington, died Friday, April 21, at Maple Manor Care Center, Aplington, of natural causes; survivors include two sons, Larry and Ervin, both of Aplington; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Anna Ridder of Wellsburg; she was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin, on Feb. 4, 1994; a great-granddaughter; and a brother, John Hook; services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, Wellsburg, with burial in the church cemetery; friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Schwartz Funeral Chapel, Aplington; memorials may be directed to the family; Mrs. Rewerts had worked in the husking shed at Asgrow, Aplington. 

IOWA FALLS -- Alma Glyde Doud, 90, of Iowa Falls, died Saturday, April 22, at Ellsworth Municipal Hospital, Iowa Falls, of natural causes; survivors include a daughter, Corinne Hundahl of Iowa Falls; and two granddaughters; she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry; a son, Lowell; and a sister, Fae Wilke; services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, with burial in Union Cemetery, both in Iowa Falls; friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Surls Funeral Home, Iowa Falls; Mrs. Doud taught school for six and a half years at Ventura and other country schools. 

CEDAR FALLS -- Elizabeth "Liz" Angeline Caley, 72, of Cedar Falls, died Thursday, April 20, at Covenant Medical Center, Waterloo, of natural causes; services were held Saturday at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, with burial in Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens; memorials to the family; Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, 266-7525, was in charge of arrangements. 

GILBERTVILLE -- Richard George "Dick" O'Connell, 79, of 3332 Gilbertville Road, died Tuesday, April 18, at Covenant Medical Center, Waterloo, of cancer; services 10:30 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, both in Gilbertville; graveside military rites will be conducted by Nugent-Demuth American Legion Post 714 of Gilbertville; visitation from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on South Street, Waterloo, 234-6274, where there will be a 3 p.m. rosary by the Senior Citizens and Catholic Order of Foresters, and a 7 p.m. vigil service; visitation also for an hour before services Monday at the church; memorials to the family. 

WASHBURN -- Vivian D. Zimmermann, 79, of Washburn, formerly of Cedar Falls, died Saturday, April 22 at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home, Waterloo, of cancer; services 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, with burial in Fairview Cemetery, both in Cedar Falls; visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday 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 or the Cedar Valley Hospice. 

ROWLEY -- Beryl J. "Pete" Hopkins, 93, of Rowley, died Saturday, April 22, at West Village Care Center, Independence, following a lengthy illness; services pending with White Funeral Home, Independence, (319) 334-2595. 

Maxine G. Roberts 
Maxine G. Roberts, 87, of The Western Home, Cedar Falls, formerly of Waterloo and Harpers Ferry, died Friday, April 21, at the Western Home. 
She was born November 16, 1912, in Plainfield, daughter of Robert A. and Flora Hinmon Smith. She attended West High School in Waterloo. She married Ted Roberts December 13, 1942, in Waterloo. He died October 20, 1979. 
She and her husband owned and operated Roberts Plumbing Company in Waterloo for many years, and Maxine was bookkeeper for the firm. During the war she was hostess at Neelys Cupboard and the President Hotel Zepher Room. She and her husband moved to Harpers Ferry after retirement. Maxine was a volunteer at Thornton Manor in Lansing for many years. 
She was a member of American Legion Post 722 in Harpers Ferry; a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Waterloo; and a member of St. Ann/St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Harpers Ferry. 
She is survived by a sister, Rachel Feely of Waterloo; two nieces, Patricia Geiger of San Benito, TX, and Arlene Jervis of Gulf Breeze, FL; four great-nephews, Lynn Geiger of Cedar Falls; Steve Geiger of East Lansing, MI; Jon Geiger of Carbondale, IL; and Dale Repass of Dubuque; and five great-nieces, Ann Geiger-Kress of Winthrop; Judy Smith of Fairfield; Camille Power of Des Moines; Susan Kennedy of Tarpon Springs, FL; and Julie Cobb of Navarre, FL. 
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway. A memorial mass will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at St. Ann/St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Harpers Ferry with inurnment at a later date in St. Joseph's Cemetery, also in Harpers Ferry. There will be no visitation; her body was donated to the University of Iowa College of Medicine in Iowa City.    Memorials may be made to St. Ann/St. Joseph Catholic Church in Harpers Ferry. 


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