Miscellaneous Floyd County, Iowa Obituaries

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LaVonne Freerks 
LaVonne Freerks, 77, of Clarksville, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at the Clarksville Community Nursing Home of complications of an earlier heart attack. 
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 natural causes. 
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. 

Clarence Bahlmann 
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.

Hazel Meyer 
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 Flint 
Fae (Mrs. John S.) Flint, 96, a former Ionia resident, died Wednesday evening, Aug. 9, 2000, at the Riverside Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. 
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.

Maurice Schilling
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 [2001], 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 City.
A memorial lunch for family and friends will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday, April 10, at the VFW Hall in Charles City.

Elvera Henning
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.

Elihue Link
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.

Merrill Johnson
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 of Floyd.
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 fund.

Leonard Klink
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 City.
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 Henry
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.

Wilma Ewald
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.

Roberta Brewer
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.

Lidija Jakobson
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 
Dale Boyer, 91, a resident of 905 Freeman St., Charles City, died Friday, June 8, 2001, at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home.

Roger Finch 
MINNEAPOLIS - Roger A. Finch, 82, of Robinsdale, Minn., formerly of Charles City, died Friday June 8, 2001 at the North Memorial Hospital, Minneapolis, Minn.

Verna Bast 
NASHUA - Verna Mae Bast, 75, of Nashua, died Friday, June 8, 2001, at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City.

Irvineus Myren 
NASHUA - Irvineus S. Myren, 87, of Nashua, died Thursday, June 7, 2001, at the Floyd County Memorial Hospital.

Laura Gerhard 
GREENE - Laura H. Gerhard, 89, of 118 South Main, Greene, died Friday, June 8, 2001, at the Liebe Care Center in Greene.

Ruth Dunston
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
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 him dearly.
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.

Micheal Kiehn
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
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 on Monday.
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 City.
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.


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