Obituaries and service notices in today's Courier
Service Notice: Sharon K. Baumann
WATERLOO -- Sharon Kay Baumann, 76, of Waterloo, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home; services 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at St. Edward Catholic Church, with burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery; visitation 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway, 233-3393, where there will be a 5 p.m. vigil service; visitation also one hour before services Monday at the church; memorials to St. Edward Church or Cedar Valley Hospice.
Renee Meyer (1961-2018)
CEDAR FALLS — Renee R. Else Meyer, 57, of Cedar Falls, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls.
She was born March 26, 1961 in Denison, daughter of Morelle and Ruth (Jaacks) Else. She married David W. Meyer on Aug. 12, 1995, at St. John Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls.
Renee was a graduate of Denison High School and earned her B.A. and M.S.W. from the University of Northern Iowa. She worked at the Suicide Hotline, Crisis Services, In Home Family Therapy, Iowa Child Advocacy Board, and was the 1st Judicial District coordinator for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) and Foster Care Review Board for Black Hawk, Grundy and Buchanan counties.
Survived by: her husband; a daughter, Alexandria “Ali” Meyer of Cedar Falls; and two sisters, Lashelle Evans of Decorah and Tamela (Fred) Johnson of Algona.
Preceded in death by: her parents.
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at St. John Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls, with private inurnment at a later date. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. today, Aug. 10, at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, and for an hour before services at the church Saturday.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Condolences may be left at www.DahlFuneralHome.com.
Ira Harrington (1947-2018)
WATERLOO — Ira Harrington, 70, of Waterloo, died Saturday, Aug. 4, at Pinnacle Specialty Care/Care Initiatives in Cedar Falls of natural causes.
He was born Dec. 15, 1947, in Goodman (Holmes County), Miss., to Willie C. and Ruby McGrone Harrington. He married Francis J. Harris on March 17, 1967, in Jackson, Miss.; she preceded him in death.
He graduated from Brinkley High School in Jackson. Ira was employed at John Deere Waterloo Tractor Works until becoming disabled. He officially retired in 2014. He had previously worked for Pauline Construction and had managed the Players Lounge and Club Sagittarius. He taught Tae Kwan Do and was a 3rd-degree black belt. He was a member of Payne Memorial A.M.E. Church in Waterloo.
Survived by: two sons, Kevin Harrington of Tucson, Ariz., and Roshewn (Jessica) Harrington of Eden Prairie, Minn.; five sisters, Ruby Travillion Parker of Jackson, Mary Taylor, Patricia (Willie) Cole and Alisa Harrington, all of Waterloo, and Tawanna (Dan) Vint of Gladbrook; his uncle, Sammie McGrone of Racine, Wis.; two aunts, Dr. Myra Celestine of Chicago and Willie Mae Wright of Waterloo; seven grandchildren, Tiana, Deonte, Jhantaya, Jalenna, Annalise, Milena and Roshewn Jr.; a great-grandson, Kayden; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Preceded in death by: his wife; his parents; his stepmother, Nancy Harrington; two brothers, Shed Winston and Norris Harrington; and two sisters, Celia Mae Harrington and Barbara Joyce Ann Harrington.
Services: at noon Saturday, Aug. 11, at Payne AME Church. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until services at the church. Sanders Funeral Service is assisting the family.
Memorials: may be directed to the family at 431 Fairfield St., Waterloo, where they will be receiving friends.
Ira loved fishing, shooting pool, playing card games and chess, listening to music and being with family.
Gertie Eiklenborg (1921-2018)
DIKE — Gertie Eiklenborg, 97, of Dike, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, at NewAldaya Lifescapes, Cedar Falls.
She was born March 29, 1921, in Holland to Chris and Annie (Stopplemoor) Kruger. On March 15, 1946, she married Elmer Eiklenborg at the Christian Reformed Church Parsonage in Parkersburg.
She attended country school near Parkersburg and Stout. Gertie worked mostly as a homemaker but also farmed alongside her husband for 17 years. In 1966, the family moved to Dike and Gertie began working in the cafeteria at the Dike School for more than eight years. She was a member of the Stout Reformed Church.
Survived by: three children, Dennis Eiklenborg of Buffalo, Minn., Cheryl (Al) Smeins and Delores Eiklenborg, both of Dike; her grandchildren, Derek (Dani) Eiklenborg of Buffalo, Dustin (Kelly) Eiklenborg of North Branch, Minn., Brent (Kim) Smeins and Curt (Peggy) Smeins, both of Dike, and Jennifer (Travis) Ackerman of Tripoli; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild and one more on the way.
Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; three brothers, Klaas, Harm and Chris Kruger; and six sisters, Marie Pruin, Berdine Bolhuis, Leona Decknadel, Jennie Van Hauen, Ruth Wendt and Anona Knipfel.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at Stout Reformed Church in Stout, preceded by an hour of visitation, with burial in Stout Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Aug. 9, at Engelkes-Abels Dike Chapel, Dike.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Condolences may be left at www.abelsfuneralhomes.com.
In her later years, Gertie enjoyed traveling on bus tours with her husband. Her true joy in life was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was fortunate enough to be able to be called “Great-great grandma.” She will be dearly missed by her loved ones.
Service Notice: Sally Tindall
GREENE -- Sally Lou Tindall, 84, of Greene, died at home Tuesday, Aug. 7; services 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at the Greene Community Center; visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Aug. 9, at Retz Funeral Home, Greene, (641) 823-4457; memorials to the Sally Tindall Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 219, Greene 50636; condolences at www.retzfh.com.
Sally D. Schipper (1947-2018)
NEW HARTFORD — Sally Diane Schipper, 71, of New Hartford, died at home Monday, Aug. 6.
She was born Jan. 1, 1947, daughter of Delos Harold and Irene Jane (Pruisner) Thorne in Cedar Falls. On June 10, 1966, she married Roger Schipper in Kelsey. He died June 24, 2002.
She graduated from New Hartford High School in 1965. Sally worked at Santa Claus Industries, Waterloo, and then at the New Hartford School District from 1980 until retiring in 2008.
Survived by: a daughter, Kim (Gary) Cordes of New Hartford; a son, Dennis (Amy) Schipper of Belleville, Ill.; five grandchildren, Alyssa (Jordan) Palmer, Bo Cordes, Derek Schipper, Morgan Schipper and Hailey Schipper; a great-granddaughter, Adilynn Palmer and another due in October; three brothers, Danny (Sharron) Adelmund of Round Lake Beach, Ill., Doug (Mary) Thorne of Evansdale and Jack (Lori) Adelmund of North Port, Fla.; and a sister, Carolyn Mulford of New Hartford.
Preceded in death by: her parents; her stepdad, Jake Adelmund; her husband; a brother, Darrell Adelmund; and a sister, Mary Fuller.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the New Hartford United Methodist Church, New Hartford, with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery in Parkersburg. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at the church. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home of Waverly is assisting the family.
Memorials: may be directed to the family for a later designation.
Condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com.
Her favorite pastime was playing cards with her grandchildren, spending time with family and friends and playing bingo.
John J. Glass (1954-2018)
WATERLOO — John J. Glass, 64, of St. Croix Falls, Wis., formerly of Waterloo, died Monday, Aug. 6.
He was born Jan. 27, 1954, in Waterloo, son of Gerald and Bette Mae Glass.
Survived by: significant other of 26 years Marilyn Owen; a son, Jason Glass; a stepson, Kris Owen; his nieces, Kathy (Brian) Glass Link and Kim Glass; a sister-in-law, Marilyn Glass; his granddaughters, Tiercyn, Addison and Audrina; a grandson, Daniel; his great-nephews, Nick, Tony and Joe; a great-niece, Olivia; best buddy, Eli the dog; and many other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by: his parents; two brothers, Gary Glass and David Glass; a sister, Christine Westerbeck; and his uncle, Don.
Memorial services: 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at the Grandstrand Funeral Home in Osceola, Wis. Visitation one hour prior to the service. A private family burial will take place at a later date.
Condolences may be expressed at www.grandstrandfh.com.
Dean Schlitter (1958-2018)
OELWEIN — Dean Lloyd Schlitter, 60, of Oelwein, died Monday, Aug. 6.
He was born July 25, 1958, in Decorah, son of Robert and Ruth (Swenson) Schlitter. On May 27, 1978, he married Susan Koepke at Denver.
Dean graduated from Allison-Bristow High School in 1976 and then graduated from the Brown Institute in Minneapolis with a degree in broadcasting. He started his radio career at KXEL in Waterloo, then went to KOEL in Oelwein. He later worked for Terry L. Butz Creative, Hellman Advertising Agency and owned KQMG Magic 95.3 radio stations. He emceed for many nationally known music stars and was the voice of many commercials. He was a disc jockey for many weddings, parties and events. He began Dean’s Honda in 2004, expanding to Dean’s Destination Powersports in 2014.
Dean was a lay speaker at Grace United Methodist Church in Oelwein and later became a licensed lay pastor. In 2003, he began a term at Church of Christ United in Winthrop. He had been involved in the Lions Club, Rotary International (past president), Iowa United Methodist Foundation Board and chair of the Iowa United Methodist Communications Department.
Survived by: his wife; a daughter, Laura Schlitter of Purmerend, the Netherlands; a brother, Dale (Tammy) Schlitter of Bartlett, Ill.; a sister, Jan (Terry) Tilleraas of Dodgeville, Wis.; sisters-in-law, Pam Youngblut of Denver and Jenny (Tim) Woodman of Plainfield; several cousins, nieces, nephews; and his cat Buddy.
Preceded in death by: his parents; in-laws Paul and Evelyn Koepke; and a brother-in-law, Randy Youngblut.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Church of Christ United, Winthrop. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at Geilenfeld Funeral Home, Oelwein.
Memorial fund: has been established.
Condolences may be left at www.geilenfeldfh.com.
Dean loved working on his model railroad, riding motorcycles when time allowed, cheering for the Packers, grilling and cooking. Although he battled health issues for so many years, he kept a smile on his face and persevered.