WATERLOO - Florence L. Donovan, 73, of Waterloo, died Thursday, Aug. 16, at Allen Hospital of natural causes; services planned for Monday at Garden View Chapel, 232-2222.
WATERLOO - Dr. William R. Weyhrauch, age unavailable, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, in Lincoln, Neb., of natural causes; memorial services 11 a.m. Saturday at First Plymouth Congregational Church, Lincoln; memorials to the Dr. William Weyhrauch Scholarship Fund, c/o Lincoln Public Schools Foundation, P.O. Box 82889, Lincoln, NE 68501, or the University of Minnesota Medical Foundation in Surgical Advancement in Memory of Dr. William R. Weyhrauch, P.O. Box 64001, St. Paul, MN 55164-0001; his twin brother, Dr. Robert Weyhrauch of Waterloo, is a local survivor.
WATERLOO - Charlene M. Hoppes, 76, of Waterloo, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Covenant Medical Center of complications from a stroke; services 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Edward's Catholic Church, with burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery; visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Chapel of Memories; memorials to the church.
MAYNARD - Charles I. Patridge, 79, of Mason City, formerly of Maynard, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City, of natural causes; services 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, Mason City, with burial at 3:30 p.m. in Long Grove Cemetery, Maynard; visitation 4 to 8 p.m. today at Major Erickson Funeral Home, Mason City, (641) 423-0924, and for an hour before services Saturday at the church; memorials to Mason City Senior Citizens Center or the music department at First United Methodist Church.
NASHUA - Paul A. "Bud" Hannemann, 85, of Nashua, died Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Riverside Chautauqua Guest Home, Charles City, of natural causes; services pending with Chenoweth & Son Funeral Home, Nashua, (641) 435-4134.
NEW HAMPTON - Madonna B. Laures, 83, of New Hampton, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Eleventh Street Chautauqua Home, Charles City, of natural causes; services 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, New Hampton, with burial in the church cemetery; visitation from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Hugeback Funeral Home, New Hampton, (641) 394-4334, where there will be a 4 p.m. rosary, a 7:30 p.m. Scripture service and an 8 p.m. video memorial tribute.
POSTVILLE - Richard D. Smith, 49, of rural Postville, died Thursday, Aug. 16, at home after a brief illness; services 2 p.m. Saturday at Schutte Funeral Home, Postville, (563) 864-7252, with burial in Postville Cemetery at a later date; visitation noon until services Saturday at the funeral home.
CEDAR FALLS - Eula E. Gruenberg, 97, of the Western Home, formerly of Waterloo, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the home after a lengthy illness.
She was born Oct. 23, 1903, in Lamont, daughter of Jerome and Nellie Wing Riche. She married Edward Eschel Gruenberg in 1937. He died April 15, 1964.
Mrs. Gruenberg managed the King Corn Redemption Center, Des Moines, for several years.
Survived by: cousins, Dorothy Foster of Cedar Falls and Robert Brown of Waterloo.
Graveside inurnment services: in Campton Cemetery, Lamont, at a later date. There will be no visitation. Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Oelwein, is in charge of arrangements.
WATERLOO - Marian B. Miller, 75, of 4936 Fostoria Ave., died Wednesday, Aug. 15, at home of natural causes.
She was born March 4, 1926, in Frederika, daughter of Peter and Christina Johnson Jensen. She married Gerald Miller on Dec. 21, 1945, in California. He died Sept. 21, 1998.
Mrs. Miller was employed as a waitress at Electric Park and also was a cake decorator at Sunmart. She then was employed in the cafeteria at Central High School, retiring in 1984.
Survived by: two sons, Dennis of Waterloo and Rick of St. Joseph, Mo.; a daughter, Sharon Peterson of Waverly; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Melvin Jensen of Waverly and Lawrence Jensen of Goldthwaite, Texas.
Preceded in death by: a son, Rodney; two brothers, Arnold and Leslie Jensen; and two sisters, Genevieve Williams and Mildred Jensen.
Family-conducted memorial services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Ansgar Lutheran Church, with inurnment in Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call for an hour before services Saturday at the church. Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials: may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice.
WATERLOO - Pearl "Perky" Robinson, 71, formerly of Waterloo, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, in Kalamazoo, Mich., after a lengthy illness.
She was born Dec. 9, 1929, in New Bedford, Mass., daughter of William and Katie Turner Fabio. She married Walden Baskerville. They later divorced. She married David Robinson.
Mrs. Robinson graduated from William Penn College and retired from Western Michigan University, where she was an adjunct professor and administrator for more than 25 years.
Survived by: her husband; her former husband; two daughters, Jill Baskerville of Las Vegas, N.M, and Jodi Baskerville of Los Angeles; two sons, Judson Baskerville of Kalamazoo and Jinx Baskerville of Albuquerque, N.M.; and five grandchildren.
Memorial services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Kalamazoo Friends Meeting House, 508 Denver St., Kalamazoo, Mich. Langeland Memorial Chapel, Kalamazoo, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials: may be directed to the Kalamazoo YWCA or WMU Minority Student Program.
NE Iowa Deaths
GREENE - Denise E. Lebeck, 47, of rural Greene, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, at home of cancer; survivors include her husband, Robert; five sons, Charles Boe Scroggins of Williams, Lance, Jeff and David Gretillat, all of Greene, and John Lebeck of Alden; three daughters, Brandy Lebeck of Greene, Teresa Lebeck of Iowa Falls and Tammy Banning of Urbana; and six grandchildren; she was preceded in death by a son, Rusty; and grandparents who raised her, Alfred and Stella Moore; services were 11 a.m. today at Reid's Funeral Chapel, Greene, with burial in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, rural Clarksville; memorials may be directed to Denise Lebeck Memorial Fund in care of the family; Mrs. Lebeck was a 1972 graduate of Manly High School and received her licensed practical nurse degree from Hawkeye Institute of Technology, Waterloo; she was employed by Bartels Lutheran Home, Waverly, for many years and was last employed by ABCM; she also taught Red Cross first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation classes.
CHARLES CITY - Jerry D. Engelhardt Sr., 62, of Charles City, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City, of natural causes; survivors include his wife, Diana; two daughters, Sheila Fain of Waterloo and Julie Hase of Osage; two sons, Jerry Jr. of Marble Rock and Scott of Osage; a stepdaughter, Tamara Wessels of Charles City; two stepsons, Tim Temple of Phoenix and Troy Temple of Jefferson; 15 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter; his mother, Vera Engelhardt of Charles City; four sisters, Vickie Davies of Charles City, Nancy Howland of Davenport, Joanie Lukes of Washburn and Debbie Foster of Clarksville; and a brother, Daryl of Garrison; he was preceded in death by two sisters, Peggy Engelhardt and Judy Harrington; and two granddaughters; services were 10:30 a.m. today at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Charles City, with graveside services at 1 p.m. today at Lime Springs Cemetery, Lime Springs; Fullerton Hage Funeral Home, Charles City, was in charge of arrangements; memorials may be directed to the Hospice of North Iowa; Mr. Engelhardt was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War; he was a supervisor on the management team at White Farms and did custom farming; he later became a supervisor for SKITEC, Waverly, retiring May 7.
IOWA FALLS - Genevieve C. Frisby, 78, of Iowa Falls, died Friday, Aug. 3, at Ellsworth Municipal Hospital, Iowa Falls, of natural causes; survivors include two daughters, Linda K. Gehrke of Iowa Falls and Nancy L. Brown of Nipomo, Calif.; a son, L. Bruce Hackley of St. Simons Island, Ga.; three stepdaughters, Cherie Jacques of Iowa City, Nancy Knight of Cedar Rapids and Bobbie Forsythe; a stepson, Frank Frisby of Cedar Rapids; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a sister, Avon Ellingson of Iowa Falls; she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; and two sisters, Arlouine Kappel and Valois Griffin; memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Iowa Falls rugby field; Linn's Funeral Home, Iowa Falls, is in charge of arrangements; memorials may be directed to Ellsworth Municipal Hospital Foundation, Iowa Falls; Mrs. Frisby was employed as a technical writer at Rockwell International, Cedar Rapids, from 1972 until retirement.
MANCHESTER - Milton H. Rempt, 61, of Manchester, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, at home after a lengthy illness; survivors include his wife, Maggie; three daughters, Valerie Funke and Kandice Meader, both of Manchester, and Vanessa Meihost of Waterloo; two sons, William of Manchester and Kerry of Davenport; seven grandchildren and three stepgrandchildren; and a brother, Richard of Lake Geneva, Wis.; he was preceded in death by a grandson; and a brother, Gordon; services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church, Manchester; his body will then be cremated with burial of cremains at 4:30 p.m. in Oakland Cemetery, Manchester; friends may call until 8 p.m. today at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home and Crematory, Manchester; and for an hour before services Saturday at the church; military rites will be conducted at the church following the service; Mr. Rempt served in the U.S. Air Force from 1959-61; served in the U.S. Army from 1961-71, including a tour of duty in Vietnam; and served in the U.S. Army National Guard from 1979-80; he drove a semitrailer truck and later worked for Henderson Manufacturing, retiring in 1992.
WAVERLY - Christian Wille, 90, of Waverly, died Thursday, Aug. 16, at Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community, Waverly, of natural causes; there are no survivors; services at 2 p.m. today at Good Shepherd Chapel, Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community, with burial in Fairview Cemetery, Denver; friends may call for an hour before services today at the chapel; memorials may be directed to Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community.
POSTVILLE - Darwin K. Niemann, 66, of Postville, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, at home after a brief illness; survivors include his wife, Sharon "Pat;" four daughters, Susan Kostman of Mount Vernon, Darla Niemann of Waukon, Jaci Burns of Postville and Becky Barlow of Clear Lake; two sons, Dennis Niemann of Yelm, Wash., and Brad Poterfield of Manly; 10 grandchildren; and two sisters, KaRene Lehman of Bend, Ore., and Fonda Corson of Bettendorf; he was preceded in death by his first wife, Verla, on Nov. 5, 1986; and a brother, Gary; services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Postville, with burial in Postville Cemetery; friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Schutte Funeral Home, Postville, and for an hour before services Saturday at the church.
DECORAH - Lillie Foltz, 87, of Independence, formerly of Decorah, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, at West Village Care Center, Independence, after a lengthy illness; survivors include three daughters, Shirley Tekippe of Independence, Lois Drew of Hampton and Thelma Adomatis of Fort Myers, Fla.; two brothers, Clyde Quandahl of Decorah and Howard Quandahl of Stoughton, Wis.; and a sister, Ida Noecker of Decorah; services will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Locust, with burial in the Locust Cemetery, rural Decorah; friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at French and Balik Funeral Home, Decorah, and for an hour before services Monday at the church.
BUCKINGHAM - Marlene Ellen Reid, 61, of Buckingham, died Thursday, Aug. 16, at Covenant Medical Center, Waterloo, of complications from diabetes; survivors include an adopted son, Roger Dehrkoop of Buckingham; two stepdaughters, Betty Mae of Independence and Charlene of Cedar Falls; a stepgranddaughter; a brother, Richard Dehrkoop of Marshalltown; and two sisters, Karen Padgett of Letts and Joyce Hansen of Dunkerton; she was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin Henry Dehrkoop and Pauline Richards; and her husband, Raymond J., on Dec. 19, 1994; services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Redeemer Church, Washburn, with 2 p.m. committal services in the Buckingham Cemetery; friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Chapel of Memories, Waterloo, and for an hour before services Monday at the church; memorials may be directed to the church or the American Diabetes Association.
HAWKEYE - Kieron Charles Hoyt, 90, of Hawkeye, died Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Good Samaritan Home, West Union, after a brief illness; survivors include two sons, James of Hawkeye and Ivan of Bellevue, Wash.; a daughter, Faye Hanson of Hawkeye; and 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; he was preceded in death by his wife, Beulah, in 1984; a daughter, Mary Smith; and a granddaughter; services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church, Hawkeye, with inurnment in the Hawkeye Cemetery; friends may call for an hour before services Saturday at the church; memorials may be directed to the air conditioning fund at the church; Mr. Hoyt attended Iowa State University, Ames, for two years, and then farmed for many years near Hawkeye before retiring in 1970; he also drove a school bus for 15 years.
REINBECK - Wanida E. Plaehn, 81, of Reinbeck, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Grundy Care Center, Grundy Center, of natural causes; survivors include her husband, Harold; two sons, Donald of LeGrand and Larry of Reinbeck; a daughter, Judy Sealman of Grundy Center; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Evelyn Storjohann of Reinbeck; she was preceded in death by four brothers, Carl, Adolph, Rudolph and Emil; and two sisters, Dora and Wilhemina; services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hand Funeral Home, Reinbeck, with burial in the Reinbeck Cemetery; friends may call today at Hand Funeral Home, Reinbeck, with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m.; a memorial fund is being established; Mrs. Plaehn was the custodian of the Reinbeck Memorial Building and the American Legion Action Post 242; she also prepared meals for Reinbeck's groups at the Reinbeck Memorial Building; she retired in 1982.