ARLINGTON Dr. Robert E. Allan, DO, 83, of Arlington, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home, Strawberry Point, after a lengthy illness; services 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Marys Catholic Church, Lamont, with burial in Taylorville Cemetery, Arlington; visitation 4:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at Fawcett Funeral Home, Lamont, (319) 935-3327, where there will be a 7:45 p.m. Scripture service.
WATERLOO John H. McKee, 75, of Hackensack, Minn., formerly of Waterloo, died at home Monday, Oct. 11, from colon cancer; services were 11 a.m. Thursday at the Church of the Nazarene in Backus; additional services 4 p.m. Monday at the Salvation Army of Waterloo-Cedar Falls Corps; military rites will be conducted by Becker-Chapman American Legion Post 138 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1623; visitation 2 to 6 p.m. today at Kearns, Huisman-Schumacher Chapel on Kimball, 233-3146, and for an hour before services at the Salvation Army; memorials to the Salvation Army.
WAVERLY Vernon John Franzmeier, 85, of Waverly, formerly of Shell Rock, died Thursday, Oct. 14, at Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community of cancer; services 2 p.m. today at Faith Lutheran Church, Shell Rock, with burial in Riverside Cemetery; visitation was Saturday at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home, Waverly, (319) 352-1187; memorials to the Faith Lutheran Building Fund.
CHARLES CITY Maria J. Wiens, 84, of Charles City, died Thursday, Oct. 14, at Salsbury Baptist Home, Charles City; services 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, with private burial before the service in Sunnyside Memory Gardens, both in Charles City; family will greet friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Fullerton-Hage Funeral Home, Charles City, (641) 228-4211.
CHARLES CITY Wanda A. Gillam, 85, of Charles City, died at home Friday, Oct. 15; services 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Fullerton-Hage Funeral Home, (641) 228-4211, with burial in Sunnyside Memory Gardens Cemetery, both in Charles City; family will greet friends from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home; memorials to Floyd County Memorial Hospital or the Iowa Democratic Party.
WATERLOO Shirley Fuse, 59, of 650 Stokes Drive, died at home Friday, Oct. 15, of natural causes; services pending with Sanders Funeral Service, 232-5667.
Bert "Ray" Gibson (1920-2004)
CEDAR FALLS Bert "Ray" Gibson, 84, of Cedar Falls, died Saturday, Oct. 16, at Allen Hospital, Waterloo.
He was born May 22, 1920, in Laramie County, Wyo., son of Bert and Mary Bartlet Gibson. He married Eileen White June 23, 1945, in Sheffield, England.
Mr. Gibson was employed in the assembly department at John Deere Engine Works, Waterloo, retiring in 1982. He also served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.
Survivors include: his wife of Cedar Falls; two daughters, Christine Gibson of Wendell, N.C., and Kathy (Jim) Koeppel of Waterloo; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Wilbur of Des Moines and Carroll (Peggy) of Apache Junction, Okla.; and four sisters, Edith Sutton, Bernita Gibson and Gladys Ritter, all of Des Moines, and Ida (James) Smith of Gardner, Kan.
Preceded in death by: four brothers, Eddie, Walter, Marion and Garrett.
Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Timothys United Methodist Church, Cedar Falls, with burial in Fairview Cemetery, Cedar Falls. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at Richardson Funeral Home, where the family will be present from 5 to 7 p.m. Visitation will continue for an hour prior to services at the church Tuesday.
Memorials: may be directed to the church.
Mary B. Hansen (1904-2004)
CEDAR FALLS Mary B. Hansen, 100, of the Cedar Falls Lutheran Home, formerly of Waterloo, died there Thursday, Oct. 14, of natural causes.
She was born Aug. 11, 1904, in Waterloo, daughter of John and Edna Long Henderson. She married Harold Rooney in Waterloo, and they were later divorced. She then married Carl G. Hansen Sept. 2, 1950, in Waterloo. He died July 21, 1991.
Mrs. Hansen was an avid antique doll collector.
Survivors include: a son, Dr. William Rooney of Morristown, Tenn.; a stepdaughter, DaNac Mikesh of Cedar Rapids; five grandchildren, Sherrie Payne of Oregon, Michael Mikesh of Cedar Rapids, Karla Saling of Cedar Rapids, Scott Mikesh of Johnson City, Tenn., and Janet Van Winkle of Cedar Rapids; and six great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: her husband; a daughter, Annabelle Hibben; a brother, Paul Henderson; a sister, Viola Lantz; and a grandson, Randy Hibben.
Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Garden View Chapel, with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials: may be directed to Hammond Avenue Church of the Brethren, in lieu of flowers.
Edward "Ed" A. Baseler (1921-2004)
CEDAR FALLS Edward "Ed" Arthur Baseler, 83, of Cedar Falls, died Friday, Oct. 15, at Westbrook Care Center, Gladbrook, of natural causes.
He was born July 10, 1921, in Buckeye, son of Reinhold "Mike" and Tena Smith Baseler. He married Pat Christiason in Nashua.
Mr. Baseler graduated from high school in Buckeye in 1939, then served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Robin in the South Pacific during World War II. After his discharge he attended Coyne Electrical School, Chicago. He was employed by Iowa Public Service, later MidAmerican Energy, for many years, retiring in 1984. He was a member of the IBEW, and he greatly enjoyed his yard, gardens and traveling.
Survivors include: his wife; a son, John (Pam) of Cedar Rapids; a daughter, JoEllen (Stewart) Grapp of Cedar Falls; five grandchildren, Carrie (Joel), Laura, Jessica, Sarah and Josh; and a sister, Ruth Meyer of Waterloo.
Preceded in death by: a sister, Helen Lambertson; and a brother, Lyle.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, preceded by burial in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories, an Overton Family Service. There will be no visitation before services at the church.
Memorials: may be directed to the church building fund.
Edna S. "Suzy" McCullough (1937-2004)
CEDAR FALLS Edna Suzanne "Suzy" McCullough, 67, of Cedar Falls, died Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Western Home Communities.
She was born March 9, 1937, in Tarkio, Mo., daughter of Elbert "Alex" and Edna Yoder Hamilton. She married James A. McCullough in March 1957 and they later divorced.
Survivors include: two sons, William H. of Sacramento, Calif., and John A. of Burbank, Calif.; her mother of Cedar Falls; and a sister, Dargy (Harold) Baxter of Cedar Falls.
Private services: were Saturday at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, with burial in Fairview Cemetery.
Memorials: may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice or Western Home Communities.
Lenora Helen Madsen (1921-2004)
CEDAR FALLS Lenora Helen Madsen, 83, of Cedar Falls, died Thursday, Oct. 14, at Sartori Memorial Hospital.
She was born Aug. 25, 1921, near Dike, daughter of Robert and Agnes Syndergaard Johnson. She married Harold Madsen Sept. 5, 1943, at Fredsville Lutheran Church.
Survivors include: her husband; three daughters, Mary Kay Madsen of Waterloo, Jean (Stephen) Beisler of Iowa City and Sara Madsen of Minneapolis; six grandchildren; two brothers, Richard Johnson of Dewitt and Dale Johnson of Morro Bay, Calif.; and two sisters, Melba Strickler of Grinnell and Janet Porter of Champaign, Ill.
Preceded in death by: three brothers, Edward, Wendell and Glenn Johnson.
Memorial services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fredsville Lutheran Church, with inurnment at Fredsville Lutheran Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, Cedar Falls.
Memorials: may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Cedar Valley Hospice or the Lutheran Home Endowment Fund.
Wray L. Yarger (1922-2004)
CEDAR FALLS Wray L. Yarger, 81, of the Western Home Communities, Elizabeth Martin Center, died there Thursday, Oct. 14.
He was born Oct. 20, 1922, in Massena, son of Neal and Belva Hawks Yarger. He married Helen Way Sept. 7, 1940, in Grant City, Mo.
Mr. Yarger was a sales engineer for Kies Electric in Waterloo for 29 years, retiring in 1985. He also served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.
He taught for the Junior Engineering Society at Cedar Falls High School, and he was a life member of the Elks Club and a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include: his wife of Cedar Falls; four daughters, Carolyn Jones of Minneapolis, Janet (Larry) Fish of Minden, Nev., Diane (Brian) Foster of Auburn, Calif., and Julie Manning (Bob Manning), both of Waterloo; four grandchildren, Andrea and Teresa Jones and Andrew and Lexa Manning; and two brothers, Glen of Boone and John of Massena.
Preceded in death by: a sister, Mildred Follman.
Memorial services: 11 a.m. Monday at the Western Home Chapel, with inurnment at Fairview Cemetery at a later date. Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials: may be directed to the American Diabetes Association or the Western Home Communities, in lieu of flowers.
William B. "Barney" Wormuth (1919-2004)
ELK RUN HEIGHTS William B. "Barney" Wormuth, 85, of Elk Run Heights, died Thursday, Oct. 14, at Covenant Medical Center.
He was born Jan. 22, 1919, in Oelwein, son of Leo and Kathryn Burns Wormuth. He married Bonnie Jane Payton April 23, 1957, in Kirksville, Mo.
Mr. Wormuth worked for the Illinois Central Railroad for 44 years, retiring in 1986. He also served in the U.S. Army during World War II and in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include: his wife; two sons, Mitch and Larry, both of Elk Run Heights; two daughters, Linda (David) Alcott of Evansdale and Jolynn (Jack) Klein of Waterloo; seven grandchildren, Heather (Ryan) Sallis, Holly Alcott, Heidi Alcott, Shannon (Ryan) Rottinghaus, Dustin, Tori and Justin Klein; and three great-grandchildren, Taylor and Gabriel Rottinghaus and Eli Sallis.
Preceded in death by: a sister, Catherine "Eileen" Adams.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway, with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery, where full military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 138 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1623. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on today at the funeral home. Following interment rights, the family invites friends to join them for lunch at the Evansdale AMVETS.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Tommy W. Hawbaker (1917-2004)
WATERLOO Tommy W. Hawbaker, 86, of Waukon, formerly of Waterloo, died Saturday, Oct. 16, at Northgate Care Center, Waukon, of natural causes.
He was born Dec. 6, 1917, in Sullivan, Ill., son of Jacob and Dora May Feist Hawbaker. He married Bernice Hansmeier May 6, 1944, in St. Louis. She died July 31, 1999.
Mr. Hawbaker worked as a machinist at John Deere for 26 years, retiring April 1, 1982. He also served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include: a daughter, Shirley (Bill) Blanchard of Germany; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Helen Elliot of Matoon, Ill.
Preceded in death by: his parents; two sons, Roger and Terry; three brothers, Ted, Charles and Kenneth; and a sister, Bernice Debore.
Memorial Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Kearns, Huisman-Schumacher Chapel on Kimball. Military rites will be conducted at the funeral home by the Becker-Chapman Post No. 138 American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1623. Graveside committal service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Oakland Cemetery in Waukon.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Mary E. Tompkins (1923-2004)
CEDAR FALLS Mary E. Tompkins, 81, of Cedar Falls, formerly of Waterloo, died Friday, Oct. 15, at Sartori Memorial Hospital, Cedar Falls.
She was born March 27, 1923, in Davenport, daughter of D.H. and Alice Harter. She married Keith Washburn, and he preceded her in death. She later married Don Tompkins, and he preceded her in death.
Mrs. Tompkins was employed at various places in Waterloo, including Webeking Bakery.
Survivors include: a son, Dennis Washburn of Waterloo; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: a son, Larry Washburn, and a daughter, Karen Hilmer.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories, an Overton Family Service, with burial in Garden of Memories. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at the funeral home.
Laura A. Bahlmann (1915-2004)
WATERLOO Laura Alvena Anna Bahlmann, 89, of Waterloo, died Friday, Oct. 15, at the Eldora Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Eldora, after a lengthy illness.
She was born Feb. 2, 1915, in Leroy Township, Bremer County, daughter of Carl Henry John and Alma Anna Emma Buls Bahlmann.
Mrs. Bahlmann attended country school in the Tripoli area and was a housekeeper in the Tripoli and Waterloo areas.
Survivors include: two sisters, Irene Gerber of Mankato, Minn., and Darlene Chambers of Santa Fe Springs, Calif.; three sisters-in-law, Helen Bahlmann of Lowry, Minn., Eldora Bahlmann of Waterloo and Leona Bahlmann of Tripoli.
Preceded in death by: 10 brothers, Edwin, Leo, Arnold, Harold, Erwin, Elmer, Lawrence, Arlon, Darrell and Eldon Bahlmann, and three sisters, Hilda Leisinger, Leota Hagedorn and Arlene Bahlmann.
Services: 1 p.m. today at Rettig Funeral Home, with burial in Faith United Church of Christ Cemetery, both in Tripoli. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
Sterling "Scottie" Robert Scott (1941-2004)
WATERLOO Sterling "Scottie" Robert Scott, 63, of Burlington, formerly of Waterloo, died Thursday, Oct. 14, at Great River Medical Center, West Burlington.
He was born March 27, 1941, in Waterloo, son of Sterling Hull and Mary Doris Roberts Scott. He married Amy J. Diercks in January 2001, in Burlington.
Mr. Scott ran Scotties Janitorial Service, Waterloo, until he was drafted in the U.S. Army, serving two years in Germany. He later worked as a salesman in Burlington.
Survivors include: his wife; a son, Sterling Joseph of Austin, Texas; three stepsons, Scott Neuenswander of San Diego, David Neuenswander of Portsmouth, N.H., and Carl Mundt of Burlington; three stepdaughters, Molly Neuenswander of Lake Tahoe, Calif., Cameo Mundt of Burlington and Sara Mundt of Baghdad, Iraq; a stepgrandson; a brother, Ronnie Scott of Nevada, Iowa; and a sister, Connie Scott of Colo.
Preceded in death by: his parents.
Memorial services: 1 p.m. Monday at the chapel of the Hass-Thielen Funeral Home, Burlington, with inurnment in Aspen Grove Cemetery. Friends may call after 8 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m.
A memorial: has been established.
Enrique "Rico" E. Saladrigas (1927-2004)
WATERLOO Enrique "Rico" E. Saladrigas, 76, of Waterloo, died Friday, Oct. 15, at ManorCare Nursing Facility from complications of Alzheimers.
He was born Dec. 26, 1927, in Guanabacoa, Cuba, son of Carlos and Juana Valles Saladrigas. He married Dolores Mary Gonzalez May 28, 1960, in New Jersey.
Mr. Saladrigas was raised in Cuba and went to school at Cristo Rey. He moved to the United States at the age of 27. Over the years, he and his wife made their home in New York, New Jersey and Colorado for 29 years. More recently, they moved to be near family in Waterloo. He worked for many years with the Johns Manville Corp. as manager of operations.
He was a member of St. Patricks Catholic Church in Cedar Falls. While living in Colorado, he was active in the church with the youth group and was in the Godparent program.
Survivors include: his wife; a son, Stephen (Carrie) of Waterloo; a daughter, Michele (Christopher) Giem of Corvallis, Ore.; four grandchildren, Cathrine, Ethan, David and George; a brother, Carlos Saladrigas; and a sister, America Quinones, both of Miami.
Preceded in death by: his parents; two sisters, Martha Menendez and Elvira Armada.
Memorial services: 1:30 p.m. today at Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories, an Overton Family Service. The family will greet friends from 12:30 p.m. until the service time today at the funeral home.
Edna E. Pierce (1911-2004)
WATERLOO Edna E. Pierce, 93, of Friendship Village, died Friday, Oct. 15, at Covenant Medical Center.
She was born May 21, 1911, in Plainfield, daughter of Vernon and Pearl Thompson Pierce.
Ms. Pierce graduated from Plainfield High School in 1928 and St. Lukes School of Nursing in Cedar Rapids in 1933. She then worked in the Allen Convalescent Home in Waterloo before going home to take care of and live with Mira Pierce, who later adopted her as her adopted daughter. She worked at Allen Hospital for many years, with breaks to take care of family and loved ones; her life was spent caring for others.
She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church for many years, and was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Society of Mayflower Descendants. She was very interested in genealogy.
Survivors include: an adopted daughter, Carolyn Otto Hegland (Glenn), of Osage; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews, including a special nephew, Richard Hastings of Waterloo.
Preceded in death by: her parents; a brother, Riley Pierce; four sisters, Verselia Pierce, Ethel Hastings, Rosina Grapp and Evelyn Beard; and a son-in-law, Duane Otto.
Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Waterloo, with burial at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Willowlawn Cemetery, Plainfield. Friends may call from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Locke Funeral Home.
Memorials: may be directed to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church or to Friendship Village Auxiliary.
Shirley Reinhardt Blackwell (1931-2004)
WAVERLY Shirley Reinhardt Blackwell, 73, of Buena Park, Calif., formerly of Waverly, died Oct. 7 at a hospice home in California from complications of pulmonary fibrosis.
She was born Dec 24, 1931, in Waverly, daughter of Clarence and Bertha Reinhardt. She married Edward Blackwell and he died in 1999.
Mrs. Blackwell graduated from Waverly High School in 1949, then moved to California where she was employed as a buyer for Ralphs Grocery chain for over 40 years.
Survivors include: her mother of Waverly; a brother, Donald (Marilyn) Reinhardt of Waverly; a sister, Connie (David) Bishop of Newbury Park, Calif.; and a sister-in-law, Marjorie Reinhardt of Waverly.
Preceded in death by: a brother, Bob Reinhardt.
Her body was cremated.
Leslie "Jack" Rust (1942-2004)
CLARKSVILLE Leslie "Jack" Rust, 61, of Clarksville, died at home Friday, Oct. 15, of natural causes.
He was born Nov. 4, 1942, in Waverly, son of Herman and Martha "Mert" Wilmont Rust. He married Connie Smith Feb. 15, 1962, in Clarksville. She died in March 2002.
Mr. Rust was a welder for Niehaus Welding Works of Clarksville, retiring in 1985 due to health problems.
Survivors include: a son, Leslie "Scott" (Judy) of Greene; three daughters, Stacey (Steve) Kettwig, Shawn Rust and Shannon (Darren) Spree, all of Clarksville; eight grandchildren; his mother of Clarksville; and a sister, Norma Jean Sherburne of Waverly.
Preceded in death by: a son in infancy and his father.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of Christ in Clarksville, with burial in Lynwood Cemetery, both in Clarksville. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home, Clarksville,
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
M. Pauline Puffer (1927-2004)
LIME SPRINGS M. Pauline Puffer, 76, of rural Lime Springs, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, at St. Marys Hospital, Rochester, Minn., of natural causes.
She was born Dec. 28, 1927, in Howard County, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth Nibaur Kovarik. She married William F. Puffer on Oct. 12, 1948, in Lourdes, and they later divorced.
Mrs. Puffer graduated from Assumption High School in 1945, then worked at Cargill in Minneapolis. She later owned and operated the Davis Corners Country Store and Grill for 49 years.
Survivors include: four sons, William of Spring Valley, Minn., Peter of Crystal Lake, Minn., Timothy of St. Paul, Minn., and Dana of Rochester, Minn.; and 12 grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: a brother, LuVerne Kovarik.
Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Notre Dame Parish-Assumption Worship Center, Cresco, with burial in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Lourdes. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Conway Funeral Home, Cresco, with a 4:30 p.m. rosary and a 6:30 p.m. Scripture service. Visitation also for an hour before services Monday at the church.
Opal K. Ott (1919-2004)
ALLISON Opal Katherine Ott, 85, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Waterloo, died Friday, Oct. 15, at the Allison Care Center, Allison, of natural causes.
She was born Jan. 28, 1919, in Ogden, daughter of Herbert and Emma Lorenzen Clausen. She married Vern Ott on Sept. 1, 1941, in Ogden. He preceded her in death.
Mrs. Ott was employed as a homemaker.
Survivors include: four daughters, Barb (Don) Abbott of Tok, Alaska, Becky (Lyle) Ames of Casa Grande, Ariz., Sandy (Stan) Roose of Bristow and Pam (Joe) Falise of Boca Raton, Fla.; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Goldie Lundvall of Boone.
Preceded in death by: a sister; three brothers; and a great-grandchild.
Services: 1:30 p.m. Monday at St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church, rural Greene, with burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Ogden. Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. today at Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home, Allison.
Mathilda M. Olsen (1918-2004)
NEW HARTFORD Mathilda M. Olsen, 86, of New Hartford, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, at Sartori Memorial Hospital of natural causes.
She was born March 2, 1918, in Hastings, Neb., daughter of Earl and Joy Elaine Hanna Whitcomb. She married George B. Olsen May 24, 1940, in Waterloo. He died Nov. 3, 1997.
Survivors include: three sons, Tony Earl (Elaine) of Galveston, Texas, Lee Edward of Stillwater, Minn., and Dale (Mimi Willis) of Cedar Falls; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: a brother, Bob Whitcomb; a granddaughter; and a great-grandson.
Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Fredsville Lutheran Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. today at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, Cedar Falls, and for an hour before services at the church Monday.
Memorials: may be directed to the church.
Max P. Lunstrum (1921-2004)
DUMONT Max Palmer Lunstrum, 83, of Dumont, died Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Dumont Wellness Center, Dumont.
He was born April 10,1921, in Boone, son of Elmer and Mamie Lackore Lunstrum. He married Ruby Cunningham Sept. 19, 1942, in Clear Lake. She died July 23, 2001.
Mr. Lunstrum graduated from Forest City High School in 1939 and received his bachelors degree from the University of Northern Iowa and his masters degree from the University of Iowa. He farmed, worked for the wartime industries, taught science, math, biology and industrial arts and served as principal of the Dumont Community High School until retiring in 1983. He also served as the city clerk of Dumont and served in the U.S. Army as a frontline medic throughout the European Theater.
Survivors include: two sons, Danny (Lynne) of Dumont and Terry (Jeanette) of San Antonio; three daughters, Sharon (Oscar Argumedo) Lunstrum of San Antonio, Kathy Lurene Lunstrum of Golden, Colo.; Judy (Clark) Ginapp of Holyoke, Colo.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a brother, Vernon Myhre of Brooks, Ore.
Preceded in death by: two sisters, Anna Grace, in infancy, and Helen Cassie.
Services: 2 p.m. today at New Hope United Methodist Church, Dumont, with burial at Oakland Cemetery, Forest City. Friends may call for one hour prior to services today at the church. Petersen Lund Funeral Home, Forest City, (641) 585-2685, is in charge of arrangements.
Ilene Agnes Tietjens
Ilene Agnes Tietjens, 89, of Greeley, Colo., formerly of Waterloo, died Monday, Oct. 11, at FairAcres Manor in Greeley, Colo.
She was born May 19, 1915, in Taylor, to John and C. Grace Tench Murray.
Mrs. Tietjens attended schools in Epworth. She later moved to Dubuque where she worked and met her future husband, Reg Tietjens. They were married on Aug. 29, 1942. After being stationed in California with the Navy in World War II, the couple returned to Iowa and raised five children in Waterloo. Mr. Tietjens died in 1990.
Mrs. Tietjens worked primarily as a homemaker and later in retail sales at Blacks/Donaldsons Department Store. She was active as a volunteer with area hospitals and St. Edwards Church. In 2001, she moved to Greeley to be near her daughters and their families.
Survivors are her children, Linda (Gerald) Locklin of Daphne, Ala., Tom Tietjens of Waterloo, Kathy (Greg) Obermann and Connie (Bruce) Berman both of Greeley; a sister, Catherine Watry of Palatine, Ill., and seven grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Reg, and a daughter, Karen, who passed away in 2003.
A memorial mass will be held at St. Edwards Church at 1423 Kimball Ave. in Waterloo on Friday, Oct. 22, at 10:30 a.m. followed by private inurnment.
Contributions may be made in Mrs. Tietjens name to the Alzheimers Association, care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 W. 28th St., Greeley, CO, or to St. Edwards Parish, 1423 Kimball Ave., Waterloo IA 50702.