LaVonne Freerks, 77, of Clarksville, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000,
at the Clarksville Community Nursing Home of complications of an earlier
Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, at the Immanuel United
Church of Christ in Clarksville. Rev. David Walters officiated. Burial
was in the Lynwood Cemetery, Clarksville. Schwartz Funeral Home in Clarksville
was in charge of the arrangements.
Marshall 'Keith' Huffman
EVANSDALE - Marshall 'Keith' Huffman, 78, of Evansdale, died Sunday,
Aug. 13, 2000, at the Parkview Nursing and Rehab Center in Waterloo of
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16,
2000, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Evansdale. Burial will be in Calvary
Cemetery in Charles City.
Visitation will be held today, Tuesday, Aug. 15, from 3 to 7 p.m. at
the Chenoweth and Son Funeral Home in Nashua where there will be a Rosary
service at 4 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services on
Wednesday at the church.
WAVERLY - Clarence F. Bahlmann, 80, of Waverly, died Sunday, Aug. 13,
2000, at the Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo of natural causes.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17, at
the Trinity Methodist Church in Waverly with Rev. Allen Poore-Christensen
officiating. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. at Sunnyside Memorial Gardens
in Charles City.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at
the Kaiser Corson Funeral Home in Waverly.
Remadena 'Rem' Eichmeier
Remadena "Rem" (Mrs. "Burr") Eichmeier, 83, a former resident of 101
8th St. SE, Rockford, died Saturday afternoon, Aug. 12, 2000, at the Nora
Springs Care Center in Nora Springs.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Zion Lutheran
Church in Rockford. The Rev. John Albrecht, pastor, will officiate. Burial
will be in the Riverside Cemetery at Rockford.
Friends may call at the Hauser Funeral Home in Charles City from 3
to 9 p.m. today, Tuesday, Aug. 15, where the family will greet friends
from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue Wednesday morning at the church
from 9 a.m. until service time.
On Aug. 14, 2000, Hazel Leora Meyer moved to her new home in Heaven!
The celebration of her life will be at the Gospel Lighthouse Church in
Floyd on Thursday, Aug. 17, at 1 p.m. with Pastor Paul Phillips officiating.
Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery at Charles City.
Visitation will be at the Hauser Funeral Home in Charles City on Wednesday,
Aug. 16, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. The family will be there to greet friends
Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue Thursday morning
from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the funeral home and an hour prior to the service
at the church.
Fae (Mrs. John S.) Flint, 96, a former Ionia resident, died Wednesday
evening, Aug. 9, 2000, at the Riverside Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, at
the Hauser Funeral Home in Charles City. The Rev. Jack Ivey, pastor of
the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Charles City will officiate.
Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Nashua.
Friends may call at the Hauser Funeral Home from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday
where the family will greet friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Visitation will
continue Saturday from 9 a.m. until service time.
ROCKFORD, Ill. - Maurice R. "Mauri" Schilling, 71, of Rockford, Ill.,
died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at home.
Memorial services were held Wednesday, Aug. 9, in Alpine Lutheran Church
with the Rev. Dr. Richard J. Meier officiating. Fred C. Olson Funeral Chapels
Ltd. were in charge of the arrangements.
Charles L. "Charlie' Ball
IONIA - Charles L. "Charlie' Ball, 67, of Ionia, died Wednesday, April
4 , at his home of natural causes.
According to his wishes, there will be no funeral services or visitation.
Inurnment will be at a latter date in Sunnyside Memory Gardens in Charles
A memorial lunch for family and friends will be held at 12 noon on
Tuesday, April 10, at the VFW Hall in Charles City.
WATERLOO - Elvera Emma (Griner) Henning, 83, of Clarksville, died Wednesday,
June 13, 2001, at the Country View Care Facility, Waterloo.
A funeral service will be held beginning at 1:30 p.m. today at Schwartz
Funeral Home, Clarksville. Interment will be in Lynwood Cemetery, Clarksville.
IONIA - Elihue Harold "Beek" Link, 74, of Ionia, passed away Friday
morning, June 15, 2001, at North Iowa Mercy Health Center in Mason City
of natural causes.
Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, at St. John Evangelical
Church, with burial in Riverside Cemetery, both in Charles City. Visitation
will be Monday from 4-8 p.m. at the Chenoweth & Son Funeral Home in
Nashua and one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday. Memorials
may be directed to the family or to the charity of your choice.
He was born in Chickasaw County on Jan. 29, 1927, the son of Elihu
and Agnes (Jordan) Link. He attended Chickasaw country schools and graduated
from Charles City High School in 1945. He served with the U.S. Army during
World War II and received the Army of Occupation, Good Conduct and W.W.
II Victory medals.
He was united in marriage to Leona Florence Koeneke on Jan. 18, 1948,
in Charles City. To this union five children were born. Leona passed away
April 20, 1979. Beek was married to Leona Rowley on Sept. 18, 1982. She
passed away in April 1990. Glenda Hildebrand and "Beek" were united in
marriage on July 13, 1992, in Charles City.
"Beek" worked at the Charles City Livestock Exchange and was a self-employed
cattle buyer and farmer. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church
and an associate member of Messiah Lutheran Church. He also was a member
of the Loyal Order of Moose.
"Beek" is survived by his wife, Glenda; two sons and their spouses,
E. Michael and Dee Link of Ionia and Greg and Edie Link of Sherman Oaks,
Calif.; three daughters and their spouses, Linda and Normand Klemesrud
of Charles City, Debbie and Mike Hayman of Bettendorf and Cindy Maag of
LeClaire; seven stepchildren, Gloria Palmer of Mason City, Joanne Boyd
of Loveland, Terri Allen of Cedar Falls, Karen Hagarty of Waterloo, Richard
Tibbits of Charles City, Joyce Boehmer of Charles City and David Tibbits
of Nashua; one brother, Louis Link of Iona; seven grandchildren, Nathaniel
Klemesrud, Jason Klemesrud, Kari Prigge, Trevin Hayman, Alissa Maag, Courtney
Maag and Ashley Maag; two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Madison; and 15
step-grandchildren and 10 step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wives, Leona (Koeneke) Link and Leona
(Rowley) Link; his parents, Elihu and Agnes (Jordan) Link; one sister,
Nellie Crooks; and one great-grandson, Parker Prigge.
MASON CITY - Merrill L. Johnson, 81, a resident of 1170 Highway 218,
Floyd, died Sunday morning, June 17, 2001, at the North Iowa Mercy Health
Center, East Campus, in Mason City.
Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, at the Grace United
Methodist Church of Floyd. The Rev. Solomon Odoom, pastor, will officiate.
Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery at Floyd.
Friends may call at the Hauser Funeral Home in Charles City from 3-9
p.m. Tuesday where the family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. Visitation
will continue at the church Wednesday one hour prior to the service.
Merrill Leland Johnson was born May 17, 1920, in Floyd County, the
son of Ben H. and Anna (Lesch) Johnson. He attended rural schools and graduated
from Floyd Consolidated High School in 1938. He farmed with his parents
and on Dec. 28, 1948, he and Charline Rucker were married in Floyd County.
They farmed near Grafton for three years before moving to their farm north
He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Floyd and the
Floyd County Farm Bureau.
Living family members include his wife, Charlene, of rural Floyd; a
son, Maurice and his wife, Pam Johnson, of rural Floyd; and two grandsons,
Ben and Andy Johnson.
Memorials may be directed to the Grace United Methodist Church elevator
Marble Rock - Leonard Klink, 84, of 1450 290th St., Marble Rock, died
Saturday, June 16, 2001, at the Ninth Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles
Services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church
in Rockford. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery, also in Rockford.
Reid's Funeral Chapel in Marble Rock is handling arrangements.
Jennie P. (Mrs. Ray) Henry, 90, 602 Eleventh Street, Charles City,
and formerly of 108 Park Ave., Charles City and 1250 Rampart Avenue, rural
Floyd, died Monday, June 18, 2001, at the Eleventh Street Chautauqua Guest
Home, Charles City, following an extended illness.
A funeral service for Jennie Henry will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday,
June 21, at the St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Main and Gilbert
streets, Charles City. The Reverend Dennis D. Niezwaag will officiate.
Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery, Charles City.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Fullerton Hage Funeral
Home, 401 Blunt St., Charles City. Visitation will continue one hour prior
to services at the church on Thursday.
Mrs. Henry, the former Jennie Pearl Slinger, was born Feb. 9, 1911,
in Riverton Township, rural Charles City, and the daughter of Fred and
Marie (Schneider) Slinger. She attended country school and graduated from
Charles City Community High School in 1928. Jennie then received her normal
training to teach school. She taught in rural schools prior to her marriage.
On Jan. 1, 1939, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Rectory,
she was united in marriage to Ray L. Henry. For 54 years, the couple made
their home in rural Floyd, where Jennie was busy in all the activities
of being a wife, mother and homemaker. It was there that Jennie developed
a fond love for raising flowers, produce in her garden, chickens and sheep.
Mrs. Henry was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Royal
Neighbors, the Charles City Women's Club, the neighborhood Birthday Club
and the FCNB Heritage Club.
Those thankful for sharing Jennie's life are her husband of over 60
years, Ray of Charles City; her two children and their spouses, Elaine
and Bill Springenburg of Charles City, and Delwyn and Lois Henry of Floyd;
a sister, Mrs. Bernice Hobert of Charles City and a brother, Glenn Slinger
of Charles City; five grandchildren, Randall Knutson and his wife Michele,
Curt Knutson, Robert Henry and his wife Jill, Jana Henry and Grant Henry;
and seven great-grandchildren.
Her parents and two sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy and Oscar
Gabel, Grace Slinger, and Melvin Hobert, precede her in death.
A graveside service for Wilma Ewald, 88, a former Charles City resident
who died March 5, 2001, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Cemetery,
Charles City. Friends and family are invited to gather at Immaculate Conception
Catholic Church's Social Hall immediately following the service.
DES MOINES - Roberta J. Brewer, 84, of Des Moines, formerly of Tripoli,
died June 14, 2001, at Heather Manor in Des Moines.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 18, at Rettig Funeral Chapel
in Tripoli. Burial was in the Fremont Cemetery, rural Tripoli.
Rettig Funeral Home in Tripoli is in charge of the arrangements.
NASHUA - Lidija Jakobson, 81, of Nashua, died Saturday evening, June
16, 2001, at the Ninth Street Chautauqua Guest Home of cancer.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Lutheran
Church, Nashua, with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, also in Nashua.
Chenoweth and Son Funeral Home in Nashua is in charge of the arrangements.
Lynne B. Momberg
Lynne B. (Mrs. Sam) Momberg, 79, 307 Parkridge Drive, Mason City, IA,
and formerly of Charles City, Clinton, and Des Moines, IA, died Monday,
June 11, 2001, from heart complications.
Dale Boyer, 91, a resident of 905 Freeman St., Charles City, died Friday,
June 8, 2001, at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home.
MINNEAPOLIS - Roger A. Finch, 82, of Robinsdale, Minn., formerly of
Charles City, died Friday June 8, 2001 at the North Memorial Hospital,
NASHUA - Verna Mae Bast, 75, of Nashua, died Friday, June 8, 2001,
at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City.
NASHUA - Irvineus S. Myren, 87, of Nashua, died Thursday, June 7, 2001,
at the Floyd County Memorial Hospital.
GREENE - Laura H. Gerhard, 89, of 118 South Main, Greene, died Friday,
June 8, 2001, at the Liebe Care Center in Greene.
Ruth (Mrs. James) Dunston, 69, a resident of 902 S. Johnson St., Charles
City, died Friday evening, Aug. 24, 2001, of a heart attack, at the Lake
City Hospital, Lake City, Minn.
Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Hauser Funeral Home
in Charles City. The Rev. Greg Lugn, pastor of the First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ) in Charles City, will officiate. Burial will be in
the Riverside Cemetery at Charles City.
Friends may call at the Hauser Funeral Home from 3-9 p.m. Tuesday where
the family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. There will be a prayer service
at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Visitation will continue Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
service time at the funeral home.
Ida Ruth Bradshaw Dunston was born Aug. 25, 1931, at Hartford, Mo.,
the daughter of Loyd and Dovie (Ruggles) Bradshaw. She received her education
in the Hartford and Livonia (Mo.) and Wellman and Washington (Iowa) schools.
On July 31, 1949, she and James D. Dunston were married at Washington,
Iowa. She and Jim managed the Charles City Country Club from 1965-69 and
owned and operated the Comet Bowl from 1969-72. She was activities director
at the 9th Street Chautauqua Guest Home for 17 years. She was a member
of the First Christian Church in Charles City.
Living family members include two sons, Robert and Shelly Dunston of
Conroe, Texas and James, Jr. and Marge Dunston of Charles City; two daughters,
Barbara Dunston and Ron Balik of Charles City and Patti and Kenneth Presse
of Frankfort, Ind.; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild; her stepmother,
Viola Bradshaw of North Liberty; three sisters, Nancy Schoonover of Manito,
Ill. and Hazel Johnson and Shirley Hahn, both of Washington; a brother,
Hollis "Doc" Bradshaw of Rocky Mount, Mo.; and a special friend, Orville
Smith and family, of Lake City, Minn.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, in 1993; and
an infant son, Michael.
Eugene Boge, 81, a resident of 2872 130th St., Charles City, died Monday,
Nov. 12, 2001, at the Ninth Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City.
A funeral Mass for "Gene" Boge will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday,
Nov. 16, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Charles City.
The Rev. Stanley J. Hayek, pastor, will celebrate the Mass. Burial will
be in the Beckwith Cemetery, rural Colwell.
Friends may call at the Hauser Funeral Home in Charles City from 3
to 9 p.m. Thursday where there will be a Parish Vigil Scriptural Wake Service
at 7 p.m. Thursday followed by a recitation of the Rosary. Visitation will
continue Friday morning at the church an hour prior to the Mass.
Eugene Martin Boge was born Sept. 17, 1920, at Bankston, the son of
Bernard and Gertrude (Gerkin) Boge. He received his education in country
schools of North Buena Vista. He served in WWII in the Army in the S. Pacific,
in particular in New Guinea where he was wounded and left for dead. On
Sept. 2, 1947, he and Eva Huckle were married at Le Mars. They moved to
their farm north of Charles City in 1949. During the "50s he operated a
sawmill; he operated Boge's Tap and Grill in Colwell in the early "70s;
and Boge's Lawn and Leisure in the "80s. During the "70s and "80s he and
Eva spent winters in the Brownsville, Texas, area. He loved to cook.
He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and was
a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Living family members include his wife, Eva of Charles City; three
sons: Kenneth Sr. and Pam Boge of Orchard, Gordon "George" and Janet Boge
of Charles City and Roger and Teresa Boge of Klemme; three daughters: Linda
and Bob Dodd of Klemme, Teresa Boge and Jerry Peters of Floyd, and Norma
Boge and Eldon Conyers of Des Moines; a daughter-in-law Norma Boge of Sacramento,
Calif.; 21 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Barney; seven brothers;
a sister; and a great-grandson.
Roland R. Barr
Roland R. Barr, 94, of 801 Blunt Parkway, Charles City died Thursday
December 13, 2001 at Port Charles, Charles City.
Roland was born in Maple Leaf, Iowa, on Sept. 7, 1907 the son of Robert
and Nettie Mae ( Rowley) Barr.
Roland attended the Fort Dodge School District. In 1923 he entered
into the Navy during peacetime and returned home in 1926. On October 9,
1928 Roland was united in marriage to Florence Meyer in Dumont, Iowa. The
couple moved to Basset, Iowa, until 1969 when they moved to Tolleson, Ariz.
In 1997 Roland and Florence made their final move to Charles City. He was
a member of the St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church. Roland loved working
with his hands, whether it was with wood, in the garden, welding, or knitting
rugs. He was a member of Woodsman of America, Scoutmaster and was on the
School Board in Basset. Roland loved taking his family up to Northern Minnesota
to fish and camp. He enjoyed summer picnics and relaxing with a good book
such as Louis LaMour. Roland's family was his life and treasured the time
they spent together. During the summers you could find Roland golfing or
just tinkering around the house. He was always willing to extend a hand
to those that needed help with the biggest or smallest task. Roland was
a true and dear friend to everyone especially to his family that will miss
Roland is survived by his wife, Florence of Charles City; four children,
Roland Ernest Barr and his wife Annette of Texas, Dennis Barr and his wife
Faye of Cresco, Iowa,, Merrilinn Onstine and her husband Richard of Maple
Valley, Wash., Richard Barrr and his wife Kathy of Charles City; three
sisters, Betty Haney and her husband Bill of Lyle, Minn., Roberta Stanton
and her husband Loren of Austin, Minn., Sandra Raichle of Mesa, Ariz.;
one brother, Dale Barr and his wife Peggy of St. Paul, Minn.; 15 grandchildren,
20 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren.
Roland is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Val, Bob
and Gordan; two sisters, Velma and Beatha and a grandson, David.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Wilbert "Bill" W. Kuker
Wilbert "Bill" W. Kuker, 73, of Sumner, formerly of Readlyn, died on
Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo as a result
of a motor vehicle accident.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002,
at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Readlyn with Pastor Maury Ellwein officiating.
Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation was Wednesday, Feb. 20,
2002, at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Readlyn.
Wilbert was born on Aug. 13, 1928, on a farm west of Tripoli, in Bremer
County, the son of Carl and Clara (Boeckmann) Kuker. He was united in marriage
to Marjorie Morris on May 23, 1954, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Waverly.
After their marriage, the couple farmed on the land that Wilbert had lived
on since he was two-years old. They farmed until Wilbert's retirement in
1993 and they moved to Sumner in 1995.
Wilbert enjoyed farming, dancing, fishing, camping, chuckwagon races,
but he especially enjoyed his children and grandchildren.
Living family members include his wife, Marjorie; four sons, Richard
Kuker and his wife, Beverly of Sumner, Calvin Kuker and his wife, Jean
of Tripoli, Dennis Kuker and his wife, Lynn of Readlyn, Alan Kuker and
his special friend, Niona Kennemer of San Antonio, Texas; one daughter,
Linda Davis and her husband, Mark of Charles City; 13 grandchildren, 3
step grandchildren, one great-grandchild and seven step great grandchildren,
two brothers, Ted Kuker of Readlyn, Robert Kuker and his wife, Shirley
of Readlyn; two sisters, Gladys Poock of Readlyn and Ruth Stumme and her
husband, Emil of Readlyn.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Joyce in 1963 and
a sister, Agnes Wehling.
SAVAGE, Minn. - Kiehn, Michael E. age 54 of Savage, passed away on
June 10, 2002. Funeral Service will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. at the
Gill Brothers Funeral Chapel, 9947 Lyndale Avenue S. Visitation one hour
prior to service. Private interment.
Preceded in death by father, Emmet and uncle, Russ. Survived by loving
wife of 30 years, Leata; Daughters, Michelle (William) Desmond and Amanda
(Dan) Shinn; Grandchildren, Elisabeth, Jeremiah, Brittani and Tanner; siblings,
Julaine Kiehn, Greg (Tammy) Kiehn, Sue (Paul) Jacobson, Teri (Scott) Weinberg;
nieces and nephews Sarah Kiehn, Sheena Weinberg, Matt Kiehn, Kendalle Weinberg
and many loving relatives and friends.
Leila Rodamaker, 72, of Charles City, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002,
at the Floyd County Memorial Hospital of natural causes.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 14, at
the United Methodist Church in Nashua. Burial will be in Sunnyside Memory
Gardens, Charles City.
Visitation will be held Sunday, Jan. 13, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Chenoweth
and Son Funeral Home in Nashua and one hour prior to services at the church
Leile Rodamaker was born March 15, 1929, 1929, in Floyd County to Ralph
and Nellie (Thompson) Johnson. She was united in marriage to David Rodamaker
on Sept. 22, 1945, in the Methodist Church in Charles City. She was very
active in the V.F.W. Women's Auxiliary serving as president of the Ralph
Nicholson Post #06792 in Nashua and as District President.
Living family members include her husband, David Rodamaker of Charles
City; a son, Duane of Clarksville; a daughter, Sandra Rossi of Royersford,
Penn.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers: Vic Johnson
of Nashua and Ralph (Jack) Johnson of Charles City; and two sisters: Opal
Martin of Greene and Viola Babcock of Corwith.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Jesse Johnson;
and one sister, Wilma Reinhardt.
Rev. Jerold (Jerry) Zech
Rev. Jerold (Jerry) Robert Zech, 58, of 709 8th Ave, Charles City died
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at his residence.
Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, at the
Maple Heights Assembly of God, Hwy 218 & Maple Heights Dr. Charles
City with the Rev. Ken Hansen. Interment will be held in Riverside Cemetery,
Charles City, with military rites provided by the Charles City Ceremonial
Unit. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb.
22, 2002, at Fullerton Hage Funeral Home, 401 Blunt St. Visitation will
continue at the church one hour to service time.
Jerold was born on May 9, 1943, to Mary (Ross) Holmes and adapted by
Clarence Anton and Eleanor (Norman) Zech.
Jerry entered the United States Army in 1960 with a honorable discharge
in 1962. The commendations that he received were Sharpshooter and Marksman.
On July 4, 1948, Jerry was united in marriage to Betty Jones at the
Maple Heights Assembly of God, Hwy 218 & Maple Heights Dr., Charles
Jerry was a man that never saw a stranger, only a friend. He was an
outgoing person that enjoyed sharing time with his family and friends whether
it was taking trips with his family or traveling in the RV with his best
friend Gary. Jerry was a fan of Clint Eastwood and John Wayne western movies.
Jerry was a member of the Maple Heights Assembly of God. He was a devoted
man to his bible and helping others find faith. Jerry was a member of the
Cowboys for Christ and the DAV.
Jerry will be greatly missed by his wife, Betty of Charles City; eight
children: Krista Michelle Merriss and her husband Gary, Keitha Nicolle
Fitzgerald and her husband Cory, Kylie Bray, Brenda Huntington, Becky Lynn
Shoup and her husband John, Bill Groves, Dennis Walter Groves and his wife
Karen, Richard Troy Groves; two sisters, Sharon Kraus and her husband Calvin,
Jeanne Staudt and her husband Tim; four brothers, Raymond Ross, David Ross,
Steve Williams, Gilbert Williams and his wife Deborah; 13 grandchildren,
Christopher Halama, Tyler Marvets, Kayla Zech, Dominick Fitzgerald, Ashley
Zech, Shawn Corwell, Krista Sue and Mike Huntington, Amanda, Samantha Groves,
Jesse Leroy Parish, Jimi Tyler Parish and Jerichio Dean Parish.
He is preceded in death by his father, Clarence, three stepmothers,
a sister, one Grandson, aunts and uncles.
Leona M. Baxter
WAUKON - Leona M. Baxter, 97, of Waukon died at the Northgate Care
Center in Waukon on Monday, Feb. 18, 2002.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, at 11 a.m. at
St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Waukon with burial at Mt. Olivet Catholic
Cemetery in Waukon.
Hanson Funeral Home in Waukon is in charge of arrangements.