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Linda Swenson
Linda Lou Swenson, 57, 48 Florence Drive, died at 9 a.m., Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, at her home.
She was born, June 30, 1941, at Moberly, Mo., the daughter of Caskie Lee and Ruby Katherine Holbrook Dawson.
She was a lifelong resident of Fort Madison and was a clerk at Southeastern Community College. She was a member of the First Christian Church, the Sigma Kappa Sorority and the National Education Association
She is survived by her ex-husband, Larry Swenson, Seattle, Wash.; two sons, Steve and Tim, both of Fort Madison; one sister, Bonnie Rosenberg, Burlington; three nieces; and one nephew.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one half brother.
Friends may call after 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, at Barr Memorial Chapel, Fort Madison, where the family will meet with friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 4, at the First Christian Church, Fort Madison, with Rev. Bruce Dobyns officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Fort Madison.
A memorial has been established and contributions may be made at Barr Memorial Chapel.

Edith Byers
Edith (Judy) Byers, 84, 902 Denmark Hilltop, died at 7:31 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998, at Burlington Medical Center, Burlington. She had been in failing health the past six months.
She was born, June 27, 1914, at Muscatine, the daughter of Lee Richard and Anna Louise Wilson Ashcraft. She married Bernard Jules Byers, Dec. 31, 1938, at Cape Girardeau, Mo. He survives.
She had been a resident of Fort Madison since 1938 and was a social worker in both Lee County and Des Moines. She graduated with a B.S. Degree in Sociology at Culver-Stockton College, Canton, Mo., where she was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. She graduated with a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.
She was a member and past Vice President of P.E.O. Chapter BS and a past President of TTT. She was also active in civic organizations and involved in community services, where she helped develop the Meals on Wheels and RSVP programs and was a member of the National and Local Chapter of AARP.
Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Robert Scott (wife Kathy), Des Moines; one daughter, Mrs. Donald (Susan Lee) Altheide, Quincy, Ill.; one sister, Ann Dorzweiler, Kansas City, Mo.; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.
Visitation will be Thursday morning, Dec. 3, at the First United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. until service time. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, at the church, with Dr. Charles Curl officiating.
A memorial has been established for the First United Methodist Church. Contributions may be made at the church or Barr Memorial Chapel, Fort Madison, who is also in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth Kern
Kenneth H. Kern, 75, Iowa City, died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, at Mercy Hospital, after a short illness.
He was born, March 22, 1923, at Washington County, the son of Arthur and Opal McClelland Kern.
He was employed by the Department of Geology at the University of Iowa and the Arsenal in Rock Island. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Methodist Church.
He is survived by two sisters, Jean Rath, Riverside and Joan Allen, Fort Madison.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1, at Sorden Funeral Home, Riverside. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the funeral home, with Rev. Robert Hoover officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Public Cemetery in Riverside.

Glenn Chatham
Mr. Glen F. Chatham, 86, Houghton, died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, after a very sudden illness.
He was born Oct. 10, 1912, at Madison, Ind., the son of Warren and Etta Coffin Chatham. He married Dorothy Brown. She preceded him in death, June 30, 1974. He married Mary Steffensmeier Kruse, Feb. 14, 1976. She survives.
He was a member of Salem Congregational Church, and was a retired farmer of the Donnellson/Houghton area. He was a graduate of New London High School.
Besides his wife, Mary, he is survived by nine step children, Louise Elmore, West Burlington, Richard Kerr, Burlington, John Kruse, Houghton, Marcia Lichirie, Dunwoody, Ga., Steve Kruse, West Point, Darrell Kruse, Keosauqua, Jane Krogmeier, Dubuque, Lee Kruse, Houghton and Howard Kruse, Chicago, Ill.; 19 step grandchildren and four step great grandchildren.
Besides his first wife, Dorothy, he was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Beatty Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant, with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, at Salem Congregational Church, with Rev. David Legge, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial will be in the family plot in Salem East Cemetery.
Memorials in his memory may be made to Salem Congregational Church.

David Lamb
Mr. David Lamb, 66, Mount Pleasant, died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, at University Hospitals, Iowa City.
Arrangements are pending at Beatty Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant. 

Wyman Bernhardt
Wyman E. Bernhardt, 78, 3010 Ave. N, died at 4:40 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at his home. He had been in failing health for three months, serious the past two months.
He was born Aug. 23, 1920, at rural Fort Madison, the son of George and Lucy Ella Weirheim Bernhardt. He married Julia M. Doty, Aug. 23, 1941, at Kahoka, Mo. She survives.
He was a lifelong resident of Fort Madison and had worked for the Fort Madison Street Department. He was of the Christian faith.
Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, George Bernhardt and Wyman Earl Lorey, both of Fort Madison and Warren England Lorey, Council Bluffs; one daughter, Dixie Lee Geseck, Greeley, Colo.; three sisters, Georgia Mitchell, Tacoma, Wash. and Verda Schulka and Sylvia Block, both of Fort Madison; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.
Friends may call after 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 22, at Barr Memorial Chapel, Fort Madison, where the family will meet with friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, at the chapel, with Rev. Earl Beal officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Fort Madison.
A memorial has been established and contributions may be made at Barr Memorial Chapel.

Carl Bray Jr.
Carl Bray Jr., 73, Nauvoo, Ill., died at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at Veterans Medical Center, Knoxville.
He was born Dec. 15, 1925, at Blandinsville, Ill., the son of Joseph Carl and Hazel Amanda Olson Bray. He married Mary Joyce Carter, Sept. 28, 1952, at Spencer, Ind. She survives.
He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in World War II and was a member of the V.F.W. He was also a delivery driver for Merchants Wholesale, Burlington, retiring in 1988 after 23 years of service. He enjoyed cars, motorcycles, racing and being with his family and friends, especially his nieces and nephews.
Besides his wife, he is survived by three sisters, Pat Bray, Peoria Heights, Ill., Bev Foster, Sheffield, Ill. and Carol Bray, also of Peoria Heights, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.
Visitation will be held after 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, at Lamporte Funeral Home, Nauvoo, where the family will meet with friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Following visitation his body will be cremated. A graveside memorial service and burial will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 27, with Pastor Gary Bane officiating.
A memorial has been established in his memory.

Morgan Manning
Morgan Lee Ann Manning, infant daughter of Gary and Teresa Imthurn Manning, Donnellson, was stillborn Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at University Hospital, Iowa City.
Besides her parents, she is survived by three brothers, James Imthurn, Garrett Grelk and Brandon Manning; one sister, Lauren Grelk; grandparents, Frank and Jereldene Muenzenmaier and James Imthurn Sr., all of Dallas City, Ill. and Bonnie Imthurn, Perry, Okla.; and her great grandmother, Lucille Collins, LaHarpe, Ill.
Graveside services and burial will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, in Harris Cemetery near Dallas City, with Rev. Larry Gundy officiating.
A memorial fund has been established. Banks and Beals Funeral Home, Dallas City, is in charge of arrangements.

Anna McVey
Anna L. McVey, 85, 1927 Ave. O, died at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 21, at University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City.
Arrangements are pending at King-Lynk Funeral Home, Fort Madison.

Merle Smith
Merle Smith, 93, died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999, at Van Buren County Memorial Hospital, Keosauqua.
Arrangement are pending at Hofbauer Funeral Home, Farmington.

Howard Wallingford
Howard, L. Wallingford, 83, Yucaipa, Calif., died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000 at Redlands Community Hospital. 
He was born March 24, 1916, at Harrisburg Township, Van Buren County. He married Wannetta M. Wallingford. She preceded him in death. 
He was a native of Harrisburg Township, Van Buren County, moving his family to California in 1960 and lived in Yucaipa for 22 years. While in Iowa, he worked in farming , truck driving and as foreman for Loudon's, Fairfield. After moving to California, he worked 23 years for Al's Welding in Pasadena. He was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aeire 1927. 
He is survived by three sons, Robert L., Omaha, Neb., Wendell H. and Roger D., both of Mount Pleasant; one daughter, Linda M. Hewer, Yucaipa, Calif.; and 18 grandchildren. 
Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by one son and three grandsons. 
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 16, at Emmerson-Bartlett Memorial Chapel, Yucaipa, Calif. Burial was in Rose Hills Park, Whittier, Calif.

Margaret Feldbauer
Margaret "Mary" Feldbauer, 91, Keokuk Convalescent Center, died at 1:35 a.m., Thursday, June 1, 2000, at Keokuk Area Hospital, Keokuk. She had been a resident of the center for the past 20 years.
She was born March 19, 1909, at LaJunta, Colo., the daughter of Martin J. and Mary Budke Hoenig. She married Isidor C. Feldbauer, April 28, 1925, at Fort Madison. He preceded her in death in 1931.
She was retired from Sheaffer Pen company with 25 years of service.
She is survived by one daughter, Marjorie Billings, Philadelphia, Pa.; 14 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; one sister, Catherine Benard; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, one brother and one daughter.
The family will receive friends from noon until 1 p.m., Saturday, June 3, at King-Lynk Funeral Home, Fort Madison. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, June 3, at Sacred Heart Church, Fort Madison, with Rev. Tim Sheedy officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Fort Madison.

Carol Ertz
Carol Ann Ertz, 56, Onalaska, Wis., died Wednesday, August 30, 2000 at her home. 
She was born August 27, 1944 at Burlington, the daughter of Ralph David and Ruby Irene Pendry Brent. She married James E. Ertz, Jr., on August 28, 1971 at Burlington. He survives.
She grew up in Gladstone, Ill., and graduated from Union High School in 1962. While in high school she lived with the Robert and Joanne Bellman family. She graduated from the Burlington School of Business in 1963 and worked for the J.I. Case Company. She also volunteered as a 4-H leader.
She moved to St. Paul, Minn., and lived their for 15 years before moving to Onalaska, Wis. in 1988. She was most recently employed by Retail Advantage and Wal-Mart as a Customer Service Manager.
She was a member of St. Patrick's Parish, Friends of the Onalaska Library, Women of the Moose Chapter #1526, and TOPS #426. She was also a past volunteer for the Causeway Interfaith Caregivers, a member of the Onalaska Soccer Club Parents Support Group, and the Onalaska Lions Club.
She loved flowers, liked to go for walks, travel, bowl, read, sew, garden, cook and be a friend to those in need.
Besides her husband, she is survived by three children, Mrs. Scott (Corinne) Persons, Minneapolis, Ryan, Great Lakes Naval Training Center, and Anne, a sophomore at the University of Minnesota.; seven sisters, Vivian Wallace, Rock Island, Ill.; Cindy (James) Brent, Reno, Nev., Kathi Cline, Burlington, Helen (Roger) Steffensmeier, Fort Madison, Ruby Dravis, Burlington, Diana (Richard) Williams, Fort Worth, Tex., Phyllis (Duane) Robb, Mount Vernon, Ill., two brothers, Robert Brent, Middletown, and John Morris, St. Charles, Mo.; and 35 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother.
Friends may call at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home, Onalaska, on Monday, September 4, 2000 from 4-7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, September 5, 2000 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Onalaska, with the Rev. Dennis Martin officiating. Burial will be at the Onalaska City Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Friends of the Onalaska Library, Franciscan-Skemp Oncology Dept., or the Franciscan-Skemp Hospice Program.

Cathy Daugherty
Cathy Elizabeth Shull Daugherty, 35, 35 Oak Drive, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, one mile north of Fort Madison on Highway 103.
She was born Nov. 26, 1964, at Mount Pleasant, the daughter of Ellis and Amy E. Litton Shull. She married James M. Daugherty, Aug. 8, 1987, at Fort Madison.
She was employed as a casino dealer and most recently at Scotts. She enjoyed writing poetry, singing karoke, living life and being with her family.
She is survived by her father, Ellis Shull, Burlington; her mother and step father, Mrs. Ivan (Amy) Holden, Fort Madison; one son, Anthony Blake Daugherty, Fairfield; two brothers William Shull and Brian Shull, both of Fort Madison; one sister, Mrs. Dave (Wendy) Omiatek, Fort Madison; one step brother, Clayton Holden, Manchester; her paternal grandmother, Gladyce Shull, Mount Pleasant; her very special friend, Jerome Williams, Fort Madison; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather and her maternal grandparents.
Friends may call after noon, Tuesday, Sept. 12, at King-Lynk Funeral Home, Fort Madison. There will be no family visitation. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the funeral home, with Rev. Roger Welty officiating. Burial will be in Lambrith Cemetery, rural Mount Pleasant.
A memorial has been established for her son's education and contributions may be left at King-Lynk Funeral Home.

Rosie Howren
Rosie M. Howren, 91, Keokuk, died Sunday evening, Oct. 8, 2000, at River Hills Village in Keokuk.
She was born Aug. 6, 1909, at Montrose, the daughter of Albert and Margaret Warhime Cale. She married Ursel Howren, March 31, 1928, at Keokuk. He preceded her in death Nov. 9, 1962.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Keokuk. She had been employed at the Huiskamp Shoe Factory, Keokuk. She had also been a cook at Keokuk High School, Arrowhead Bowl and Tipenbuds. She loved to cook and was famous for her apple and chicken pies.
She is survived by one daughter, Pat Ricker, Hamilton, Ill.; one son, Lee Howren, Keokuk; 10 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; eight great great grandchildren; one brother, Kenneth Cale, New Boston; and three sisters, Mary McLearn, Montrose, Esther Henke, Texas and Alberta Weirather, Montrose.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, three brothers and one great grandson.
Visitation will be held after 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 10, at Vigen Memorial Home, Keokuk, where the family will meet with friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the funeral home, with Rev. Dale Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Montrose Cemetery, Montrose.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Keokuk.

Margaret Doyle
Margaret D. Doyle, 86, Dune Acres, Chesterton, Ind., died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at Dune Acres.
She was born Sept. 23, 1914, at Chelsea, Okla., the daughter of John Benjamin and Katharine Murdoch Davis. She married William V. Doyle, Dec. 28, 1947, at Chicago, Ill. He preceded her in death.
She had been a resident of Dune Acres since 1952. She was a retired nutrition professor for the University of Minnesota, retiring in 1980, and returned to live in Dune Acres in 1981. She was a member of the Ogden Dunes Community Church and Friends of the Westchester Library.
She was very active in volunteer activities and organizations including PEO, the Richardson Wildlife Federation and the Westchester Public Library. She was also co-founder of the Dune Acres Historical Commission and previously served on the Dune Acres Town Council, the Dune Acres Planning Commission and the Dune Acres Civic Improvement Foundation. In July of this year, she received the Duneland Chamber of Commerce Senior Service Award.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Michael (Jean) Winnike, West Point and one brother, John (wife Erika) Davis, San Antonio, Texas.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorial services will be held at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Ogden Dunes Community Church, 116 Hillcrest Rd., Ogden Dunes, with Rev. Nancy D. Becker officiating. There will be a time of visitation with the family immediately following the memorial service. Cremation to take place at Heritage Crematory, Portage, Ind.
Memorials have been established with th e Dune Acres Civic Improvement Foundation, Margaret Doyle Memorial Fund, 9 Linden Lane, Dune Acres/Chesterton, Ind. 46304 or the Friends of the Westchester Public Library, Margaret Doyle Memorial Fund, 200 West Indiana, Chesterton, Ind. 46304.

Petronilla Ward
Petronilla "Pat" Ward, 94, Fort Madison, formerly of Waverly, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 6, 2000, at the Fort Madison Health Center in Fort Madison.
She was born Oct. 5, 1906, at Waverly, the daughter of John Edward and Harriet Brown Cavanagh. She married William C. Ward, May 1, 1931, at St. Mary's Catholic Church Rectory, Waverly. He preceded her in death Nov. 11, 1978, and she continued to make her home in Waverly until February, 1997, when she moved to Fort Madison.
She attended school in Waverly and graduated from Waverly High School in 1924. She then attended Iowa State Teachers College, Cedar Falls and taught at rural schools in Bremer County from 1924 to 1929. She then taught for two years in Plainfield. She and her husband lived in several Northeast Iowa communities before moving to Waverly in 1936. She continued teaching rural school in Bremer County for the next 21 years and then taught at Janesville from 1948 until she retired in 1969. Since that time, she has been associated with the Mitchell Manor Senior Citizens Program in Waverly. She was a longtime, faithful member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Waverly. She was also a member of the Waverly Senior Citizens and the Waverly Better Homes and Garden Club.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Darwin (Judy) Bunger, Burlington and Mickey Ward (friend Kate Kelly), Lamars; three grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, one sister and one adopted brother.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 8, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Waverly, with Rev. Mike Tauke officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Waverly.
Memorials may be made to the church or the family.

Larry Rampy Jr.
Larry Dale Rampy Jr., 41, 423 Ave. G, died at 12:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at V.A. Medical Center, Iowa City.
He was born Jan. 13, 1960, at Kirksville, Mo., the son of Larry D. and Norma J. Hayes Rampy Sr.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a member of the Eagles Club.
He is survived by one son, Ethan J. Rampy, Hampton, Va.; his mother and step father, Norma and Mike Kelly, Fort Madison; his father and step mother, Larry and Betty Rampy, Gravois Mills, Mo.; one brother, Landon Rampy, Fort Madison; three sisters, Lisa J . Kibby, Lori A. Hernandez and Linda K. Martinez, all of Fort Madison; his maternal grandmother, Doris Hayes, Fort Madison; his fiance, Paula Whisenand, Fort Madison; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Friends may call after 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 7, at King-Lynk Funeral Home, Fort Madison, where the family will meet with friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 8, at the funeral home, with Rev. Craig Votroubek officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Fort Madison.
A memorial has been established and contributions may be left at King-Lynk Funeral Home.

William Metternich
William Joseph "Joe" Metternich, 75, a lifetime resident of Nauvoo, Ill., died at 2:35 a.m., Friday, April 13, 2001, at Keokuk Area Hospital, Keokuk.
He was born Aug. 31, 1925, at Nauvoo, Ill., the son of William Peter and Neva Hester Brown. He married Bonnie L. Lutz Metternich, May 4, 1952. She survives.
He and his family farmed at rural Nauvoo for many years. He also drove a school bus for the Nauvoo/Colusa school system. He served as Sonora Township Clerk for 28 years. He liked to grow produce and sell it at the Farmers' Market. He enjoyed fishing, deer hunting and coon hunting. He was a member of the Nauvoo Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder and a trustee. He was a veteran of the U.S. Military, serving from May 1945 to November 1956.
Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Roger (Donna) Kirkhart, Cantril, Mrs. Tony (Lou Ann) Murphy, Osage and Mrs. Paul (Sara) Mankiewicz, San Diego, Calif.; two sons, William Allan (wife Julie), and David Jon (wife Lou Ann), both of Nauvoo; two brothers, Jack (wife Donna) and Dale (wife Vivian), both of Nauvoo; four sisters, Ulah Ebert, Stronghurst, Ill., June Geissler, Carthage, Ill., and Mrs. Carl (Kathy) Rose and Jane Kelley, both of Nauvoo; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one infant brother.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, April 16, at Lamporte Funeral Home, Nauvoo, with Pastor Mark Lowman and Pastor Mary Boyer officiating. Burial was in Nauvoo City Cemetery in Nauvoo.
Memorials in his memory are established for the Nauvoo Presbyterian Church.

Herman Lydolph
Herman Albert Lydolph, 71, Bonaparte, Iowa. Passed away at 1:35 p.m., Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington, Iowa.
He was born March 27, 1930, in Bonaparte, Iowa, the son of Guy and Pauline Rushke Lydolph. On Aug. 9, 1947, at San Antonio, Texas, he married Mary Lou Nelson.
Survivors:
Wife, Mary Lou Lydolph of Bonaparte, Iowa.
Daughters, Jackquline Kaye (and her husband David ) Jones of Rochester, Minn. 
Jennifer Lee (and her husband Martin) Conley of Harriman, Tenn.
Two granddaughters, Sara Mason and Leah Salscheider.
One brother, Paul (and his wife Mary) Lydolph of Elkhart Lake, Wis.
One sister, Gwen Kaiser of Peoria, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, Neal Ray, half brothers, Melvin Lydolph and Bill Whitmore, and half sisters, Dolly Post and Thelma Vickers.
Following graduation from the Bonaparte High School, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. Chief Sargent Lydolph had a distinguished 24 year Air Force career. After the Air Force, he and his wife co-owned, and then owned Chief's Liquor Store in Bellevue, Neb., for nine years. After selling the liquor store, he enjoyed selling Chevrolet cars and trucks for 10 years until his retirement. He also served on the Bonaparte City Council. Mr. Lydolph's chief pleasures were helping other people, seeing family and friends, and he was a diehard Cubs fan. Knowing he had a terminal illness, he said, "Life was a good ride."
Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m., Monday, June 18, 2001, at the Bonaparte Cemetery in Bonaparte, Iowa, with Rev. Richard and Marlene Smith officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bonaparte Main Street.
His body has been cremated. There will be no visitation. Hofbauer Funeral Home of Farmington is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Steffensmeier
Robert Adelbert Steffensmeier, 94, Newport Beach, Calif., died recently.
He was born Dec. 17, 1906, at Salem, the son of Stephan and Mary Kathryn Fullenkamp Steffensmeier. He married Dorothy Christina Menke, Sept. 14, 1932, at St. John's Catholic Church, Houghton. She preceded him in death.
He graduated from Quincy College, Quincy, Ill., with a degree in business on June 12, 1925. He was a member of Friends of Oasis and served as a board member. He was a Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus and was active in the El Camino Assembly. He was an active member of St. John Vianney Chapel.
He is survived by three daughters, Elaine E. Carmichael, Newport Beach, Calif., Marlene M. Fleet, Garden Grove, Calif. and Patricia A. Hill, Waterloo; one sister, Colette Brune, St. Paul; one sister-in-law, Regina Steffensmeier, Salem; 12 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers two sisters and one grandson.
A memorial has been established at St. John Vianney Chapel, Balboa Island, Calif. 92662. [Published 8/27/2001]

Eileen Schneider
Eileen G. Schneider, 86, Monrovia, Calif., formerly of Nauvoo, Ill., died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, at Santa Teresita Hospital, Duarte, Calif.
She was born Sept. 27, 1915, at Ferris, Ill., the daughter of Carl and Ethel Whitcomb Ketcham. She married Alvin Schneider, Nov. 17, 1934, at Galesburg, Ill. He preceded her in death.
She was of the Methodist faith.
She is survived by two daughters, Joanne Yager, Nauvoo, Ill. and Carolyn Sue Lantz, Mission Viejo, Calif.; one brother, Forrest Ketcham, Fort Madison; one step sister, Ruth Goehring, Batavia; six grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and one son.
Graveside services and burial will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 10, at Nauvoo City Cemetery, Nauvoo, Ill.
A memorial has been established in her memory. Lamporte Funeral Home, Nauvoo, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Geppert
Robert Joseph Geppert, 81, died Nov. 19, 2001.
He was born April 4, 1920, the son of Ralph and Ellen Shields Geppert of Council Bluffs. He married Marie Mancuso of Omaha. She survives.
He served in World War II in the Army Air Corps as a pilot. He completed his college degree from Iowa State University as a Mechanical Engineer.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Ann (Geppert) Danials, Stillwater, Minn. and Lisa (Geppert) Wellington, Fort Madison and three sons, Terry Geppert, Minneapolis, Minn., Tim Geppert, Ft. Collins, Colo. and Paul Geppert, Paynesville, Minn.; 13 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Goes Funeral Care handled the arrangements.


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