Obituaries and service notices this week in the Courier.
Service Notice: Virginia M. Knoploh
POSTVILLE -- Virginia M. Knoploh, 92, of Ames, formerly of Postville, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, in Ames; services 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug 19, at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care, 414 Lincoln Way, Ames; a gathering of friends and family will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday before services at the funeral home; burial will take place at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Postville Cemetery in Postville; condolences at www.grandonfuneralandcremationcare.com.
Service Notice: Monica A. Page
IOWA FALLS -- Monica A. Page, 92, of Iowa Falls, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, at Scenic Manor Nursing Home in Iowa Falls; services 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, at St. Mark Catholic Church, Iowa Falls, with burial in the church cemetery; visitation for an hour before services; memorials directed to the family to be given to Care Initiative Hospice; Surls Funeral Home of Iowa Falls, (641) 648-9554, is assisting the family.
Service Notice: Donna M. Fettkether
RAYMOND -- Donna M. Fettkether, 80, of Raymond, formerly of Dunkerton, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital; services 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery, both in Raymond; visitation from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway, 233-3393, with a 6 p.m. vigil; visitation also for an hour before services at the church.
Service Notice: Linda Ruehle
JESUP -- Linda Ann Ruehle, 65, of Jesup, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital; services 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19, at Grace Lutheran Church, Jesup, burial at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cedar Crest Cemetery, also in Jesup; visitation from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at White Funeral Home, Jesup, (319) 827-3695, where there will be a 5 p.m. Scripture service; visitation also for an hour before services Monday at the church; memorials directed to Grace Lutheran Church or to the family.
Service Notice: Shirley Schuler
WATERLOO -- Shirley Schuler, 86, of Waterloo, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Lakeview Landing of Friendship Village; services 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery; visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, at Locke Funeral Home, 233-6138; memorials directed to the Salvation Army Waterloo, P.O. Box 867, Waterloo 50704. Condolences may be left at www.lockefuneralhome.com.
John A. Kincaid
WATERLOO — John Albert Kincaid, 77, of Waterloo, died Saturday, Aug. 10, at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital.
He was born Oct. 17, 1941, in Charleston, Miss., to Mose and Allie Pearl Kincaid. He married Lynda Armstrong of Waterloo in 1963, and they had five children. He married Susie Bell of Dayton, Ohio, in November 1990, and the blended family added two brothers.
John graduated from East Waterloo High School in 1960. He attended Adams State University in Alamosa, Colo., began working for John Deere, became the first black pattern maker and became the shop captain of Pattern Makers IAM. In 1999, he was awarded the John Deere General Manager’s Award. For a short time he also worked as a Black Hawk County Deputy Sheriff. In 2003, he was selected to fill Ward 4’s vacancy on the City Council. He retired from John Deere after 53 years.
He was a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church and the Antioch Trustee Board, in 1981 serving as chairman. John coordinated the Paint Patrol, volunteered with John Deere Foundry Communication Committee and received the Shining Stars Award from Gov. Tom Vilsack in 2002 for his volunteerism.
Survived by: his wife; a brother, Gregory Kincaid of Waterloo; a sister, Cynthia Harrington of Detroit; a sister-in-law, Judy Jones of Waterloo; sons, Tony Holland and Mark Holland (JJ), both of Los Angeles; his daughters, Lisa Kincaid (Walter) and Kelli Kincaid, both of Phoenix, Jozetta Burrell (Tony Sr.) of Des Moines, Kristi Kincaid of Phoenix and Jenni Kincaid of Abu Dhabi, UAE; grandchildren, Ashley Staton (Channygn), Jalen Copeland, Blair Broady, Dominique Broady, Gabbi Kincaid, Bryce Broady, all of Phoenix, Antwonett Richie (Andre) of Englewood, Ohio, and Aaliyah Holland of Dayton; great-grandchildren Octavein Carlisle and Riel Easley, both of Phoenix, Dr’eana Richie, Anonda Richie and Aniya Richie, all of Englewood, Aliesha Holland, Razjana Holland, JaMere Holland, Jontay Holland, Parish Holland, Paris Holland and Aaliyah Holland, all of Dayton, and Morena Holland of Los Angeles; nephews and nieces.
Preceded in death by: his son, Kevin Mark Kincaid; his parents; brothers Calvin Jones and Robert Kincaid; and a brother-in-law, Gerald Harrington.
Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. Family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.kearnsfuneralservice.com.
John had many hobbies as an adult. He played AAU basketball for several years. He had a dog for every area of hunting, and his backyard also was home to horses, pigs, cows, chickens, geese and goats. And don’t forget about the acre of sweet corn and other vegetables shared with the community.
Service Notice: Rollin E. (Samm) McCombs
WATERLOO -- Rollin Eugene (Samm) "The Toy Soldier" McCombs, 87, of Louisiana, formerly of Waterloo and Missouri, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, of natural causes; a Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later date; memorials may be directed to the family at 104 Candlewick Road, Waterloo 50703.
Kevin L. Fink
Kevin Lee Fink, 51, of Center Point, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Visitation: 4 – 8 p.m. Friday, August 16, 2019, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Center Point. Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 17, 2019, at St. John Lutheran Church in Center Point. Burial: Center Point Cemetery.
Kevin was born November 1, 1967, in Waterloo, Iowa, the son of Gary and Zelma (Miller) Fink. He graduated from Wapsie Valley High School. After high school he attended Mt. Mercy College in Cedar Rapids and went on to earn his master’s at Nova Southeastern University. Kevin married Darice Vigen on June 27, 1997, in Marion, Iowa. He worked at Rockwell Collins Aerospace as a Sr. Inventory Specialist.
Kevin played a big role in both of his daughters’ volleyball careers. He was involved in many activities and loved to read, travel, and was one of best cooks around. Kevin enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, exercising, spending time with his friends and playing with his dogs. One of his many pleasures was officiating high school and college football. Above all, there was nothing more important in this world than his daughters, Taegan and Terra.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Darice of Center Point; daughters, Taegan and Terra of Center Point; father, Gary Fink of Fairbank; sisters, Connie (Tim) Westpfahl of Center Point and Rhonda (Ross) Erickson of St. Louis; in-laws, Carey and Karen Mollenhauer of Cedar Rapids and Marianne (Mel) Stanard of Cedar Rapids; brothers-in-law, Col. Darren Vigen (Ret.) of Washington, DC and Ryan (Noel) Mollenhauer of Arizona and Carl (Sherri) Heilman of Great Bend, Kansas, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Zelma.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to be designated at a later date.
Please share a memory of Kevin at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.
Service Notice: Vernetta Cline
DECORAH -- Vernetta Cline, 91, of Decorah, died Sunday, Aug. 11, at Wellington Place in Decorah; services 1:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 19, at Decorah Lutheran Church, with burial in Lutheran Cemetery, Decorah; visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at Schluter-Balik Funeral Home, Decorah, (563) 382-8651, and after 12:30 at the church on Monday; condolences at https:/www.schluterbalikfuneralhome.com.
Sharon L. Harpster
CEDAR FALLS — Sharon Lou Harpster, 82, of Ankeny, formerly of Cedar Falls and Waverly, died Friday, Aug. 9.
She was born Oct. 17, 1936, daughter of M. Donald and Dorothy (Burman) Repp. On March 26, 1955, she married Ronald Dale Harpster at the Baptist Church in Ekalaka, Mont. He preceded her in death in March 2012.
She graduated from the Waverly High School in 1954. Sharon then attended Omaha Baptist Bible Institute for a half year. Sharon and her husband made their home north of Waverly and later in Cedar Falls. Sharon spent her time as a homemaker until the girls were in junior high and high school. She then worked at Stone’s Dry Cleaning and later at GNC Health Store, both in Cedar Falls, until she was forced to retire to take care of Ron, due to his health problems. She was a member of Ankeny Baptist Church in Ankeny.
Survived by: two daughters, Lylia (Waldo) Schrenk and Diane Harpster, both of Ankeny; and a sister, Mary Hammer of Cedar Falls.
Preceded in death by: her husband; and her parents.
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home, Waverly, with burial in Hillside Cemetery in Cedar Falls. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until services Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials: may be directed to Ankeny Baptist Church.
Her enjoyments included cooking, sewing, playing piano, attending craft shows, and spending time with her family and friends.
Peacefully departed on Saturday, August 10, 2019, David R. McManus, husband, brother and father of five children. Dave passed away at the age of 78 surrounded by his wife and children. Dave was born October 10, 1940 in Waterloo Iowa to James and Kathleen (Clabby) McManus. The second eldest of five children, he graduated from West High in Waterloo in 1959. That same year he married his first wife Sharon Fettkether. Together they had five children — Lisa (Gill), Lynne, David, Laurie (Neice) and Ryan. Dave met his second wife Jo Nelson in 1983 and would spend the rest of his life with her. Dave had a passion for people, football (particularly the Fighting Irish), golf, dogs and humor. Dave loved to travel and as a master joke teller he loved to make those around him laugh. Laughter followed Dave from La Quinta, Ca thru many places in the US, Mexico and Ireland. He was a remarkable friend to many people for over 30-40 years and enjoyed making new friends. Dave was known for his quick wit, his infectious smile and his kind and compassionate spirit. Dave was preceded in death by his father Jim, his mother Kay and brothers Michael and Stephen. He is survived by his wife Jo, five children, sisters Mary Ann and Susan, fourteen grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Peacefully departed on Saturday, August 10, 2019, David R. McManus, husband, brother and father of five children. Dave passed away at the age of 78 surrounded by his wife and children.
Dave was born October 10, 1940 in Waterloo Iowa to James and Kathleen (Clabby) McManus. The second eldest of five children, he graduated from West High in Waterloo in 1959. That same year he married his first wife Sharon Fettkether. Together they had five children — Lisa (Gill), Lynne, David, Laurie (Neice) and Ryan. Dave met his second wife Jo Nelson in 1983 and would spend the rest of his life with her.
Dave had a passion for people, football (particularly the Fighting Irish), golf, dogs and humor. Dave loved to travel and as a master joke teller he loved to make those around him laugh. Laughter followed Dave from La Quinta, Ca thru many places in the US, Mexico and Ireland. He was a remarkable friend to many people for over 30-40 years and enjoyed making new friends. Dave was known for his quick wit, his infectious smile and his kind and compassionate spirit.
Dave was preceded in death by his father Jim, his mother Kay and brothers Michael and Stephen. He is survived by his wife Jo, five children, sisters Mary Ann and Susan, fourteen grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Paul M. "Milt" Dobbs
JANESVILLE — Paul Milton “Milt” Dobbs, 84, of Janesville, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, at Shell Rock Health Care Center in Shell Rock.
He was born March 5, 1935, in Gap Creek, Ky., son of James and Matie (Humble) Dobbs. In 1965, he married Joan Kay Becker at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. The couple would later divorce.
He attended the Janesville Consolidated School. Milt served in the U.S. Army 31st Transportation Division in Frankfurt, Germany, from 1957 to 1959. During his life Milt worked in masonry laying brick for Marquartickleman, J.G. Miller, Jens/Olsen, then went into partnership with Lyle Thomas and Kenny Fisher laying brick in Iowa during the summer and in Missouri during the winter months. Milt then started his own construction company, Paul Dobbs Masonry, and would later bring in his son, forming Paul & Steve Dobbs Construction, retiring in 2012.
Survived by: two sons, Steve (Cindy) Dobbs of Janesville and Kent Dobbs of Denver, Colo.; two daughters, Kim (Jeff) Crowe of Prophetstown, Ill., and Diana (Zak Siela) Nation of Cedar Falls; five grandchildren, Trevor (Rachel) Richmond, Amanda Dobbs, Zachary (Jessica) Dobbs, BreeAnn (Ben) Lane and Elaina (Brent Kolder) Atchinson; 10 great-grandchildren, Aiden, Kennedy, Taylor, Leah, Ayden, Kynsley, Mekenna, Luke, Becca and Tanner; and a brother, Howard (Karen) Dobbs of Waterloo.
Preceded in death by: his parents; a sister in infancy, Ruth Dobbs; and two brothers, Leland and Kenneth Dobbs.
Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at United Methodist Church, Janesville, with burial in Cedar Valley Memorials Gardens, Cedar Falls, with American Legion Post 522 of Janesville giving honors. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly.
Memorials: may be directed to American Parkinson Disease Association.
In his spare time Milt enjoyed building and repairing things and spending time in the outdoors, hunting and fishing with family and friends.
Deborah Dill Roster
Deborah Ann Dill-Roster went home to Jesus, at the age of 56, on August 10th, 2019 after a 14 year battle with leukemia.
Debbie was born on June 7th, 1963 in Charles City, IA. Daughter of Henry “Jack” & Marjorie Dill, Debbie married Roger Roster at the age of 18 and they had four children. They later divorced.
Debbie was a homemaker and loved her children deeply. She was an avid journaler and a free spirit. Debbie always tried to help when she was around, especially with her grandchildren. She had a special way about her that touched many lives.
Debbie was survived by her children: Josh Roster, Joey (Jenny) Roster, Matthew (Amber) Roster, and Lisa “Shantell” Roster.
Her 10 grandchildren, Chloe, Maddelynn, Henry, Kyler, Branden, Quincy, Kaeden, Malachi, Gavin and Lilian. Her siblings Steve (Theresa) Sullivan, Kim (Clyde) McDaniel, Kathy (Kiffin) Coggins, Julie (Kenny Gardner) Dill, Kevin (Tammy) Dill, and Deann (Kenny) Backen. Uncles Edward Dill and Gary (Becky) Usher; and by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and a lot of friends.
Meeting her at the gates of Heaven are her father, mother, grandparents, uncles, aunts, a cousin, and her nephew, Scotty.
Debbie will be remembered for her strong love of Jesus Christ, always having her Bible in hand and sharing the wisdom of our Lord and her giving heart.
Celebration of Life: 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at Countryside Vineyard Church, Evansdale.
Randall K. “Hubba” Ehmen
DIKE — Randall Kent “Hubba” Ehmen, 58, of Dike, died Sunday, Aug. 11, at UnityPoint-Allen Hospital in Waterloo after a short battle with cancer.
He was born Feb. 7, 1961, in Grundy Center to Richard and Mary Ann (Siems) Ehmen. Randy met Pam Carpenter and together they welcomed a daughter, Krista. He then married Dawn Brubaker in August 1998. Randy brought his daughter, Krista, and Dawn brought her son, Evan, and together they welcomed their children Riley and Stevi into their new family.
He graduated from Dike High School in 1979. Randy began his career as a farmer at Kruger Farms. He worked there for 39 years until illness led to his retirement. As a young man Randy was involved in auto racing and won many trophies.
Survived by: his wife; his mother; four children, Evan Brubaker, Krista Zahner, Riley Ehmen and Stevi (Brandon) McDivitt; three grandchildren, Jaxson, Wesley and Jonathan; a brother, Rick (Karen) Ehmen; a sister, Shari (John) Hill; many nieces and nephews; and many close friends.
Preceded in death by: his father.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Dike United Methodist Church, with a private burial in Elmwood Cemetery in Dike. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the Dike United Methodist Church.
Memorials in lieu of flowers: may be directed to the family.
Condolences may be made by visiting www.abelsfuneral homes.com.
Randy enjoyed his career as a farmer, it was his true passion in life. He loved vintage Westerns, John Deere tractors and Dale Earnhardt. Randy’s true joy in life came from spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren.
Barbara Dotson 91, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019 in West Des Moines. Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday, August 15, 2019 at McLaren’s Chapel in West Des Moines with a visitation from 10:30 a.m. until service time at McLaren’s. Interment will be at Highland Memory Gardens.
Bobbie was born November 7, 1927 in Amarillo, TX to Harry and Miriam True. She graduated from Perry High School before going on to work for Bankers Life, Santa Claus Industries in Waterloo, and the U of I Foundation. Bobbie and her husband, Bob also owned and operated the Mr. Steak Restaurant in Coralville. She loved her Hawkeyes and Cubs and enjoyed spending time with the Red Hats, Knee Knockers, and her many wonderful friends.
Bobbie is survived by her three daughters, Denie Dotson, Karen (Raymond Jr.) Smith, and Laurie (Mike) Wirth; five grandchildren, Coree Smith, Matthew (Katherine) Smith, Aaron Smith, Megan (Scott) Mohr, and Kelly (Jaden) Vos; cousin, Jan Lee Brookes; and twelve nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Dotson; and sister, Mary Mumgaard.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association-Greater Iowa Chapter or a charity of the donor’s choice.
John R. Klahsen
APLINGTON — John Richard Klahsen, 87, of Aplington, died Saturday, Aug. 10, at Mayo Clinic-St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn., following complications from surgery the day before.
He was born June 10, 1932, in Hardin Township, Hardin County, son of Klaas and Pearl (Frey) Klahsen. On Feb. 4, 1959, he married Francine Faye Billerbeck at the Congregational Church in Reinbeck. She preceded him in death.
He was a 1950 graduate of Aplington High School. After graduation, he worked as a heavy equipment operator for Kingsley Construction. John then served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War until February 1955. He worked at Rath Packing Plant in Waterloo before moving to his current farm where he began farming for the next 50 years, retiring in 2008, yet continuing to live there until his death.
John was a member of Washington Reformed Church, rural Ackley, his entire life, where he served as both elder and deacon for various terms and where he taught Sunday school for many years. He also served as RCYF leader with his wife and currently was a member of the Pastoral Search Committee. He served as a Butler County REC board director for 28 years. He was a trustee for Washington Township and a member of the Aplington Lions Club. John was a member of the Aplington AMVETS Post 102, where he served as past commander. He participated in the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. in September 2016.
Survived by: two daughters, Teresa (Troy) Feldman of Greene and Sue (Bob Moran) of West Des Moines; six grandchildren, Amanda (Chris) Kehe of Aurora, Ill., Alisa Roth of West Des Moines, Lisa Feldman of Rochester, John Roth of Cedar Falls, Austin Roth of Cedar Rapids and Jared Feldman of Greene; two great-grandchildren, Kenzie Kehe and Kellan Kehe of Aurora; two brothers, Bill (Shirley) Klahsen and Hank Klahsen, both of Aplington; a sister-in-law, Frances (Russell) Lorenzen of Clear Lake; a sister-in-law, Ann Rae Billerbeck of Reinbeck; multiple nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Preceded in death by: his wife; his parents; his sisters-in-law, Patty Klahsen, Eunice Neil, Leora Neil, Reva Billerbeck and Myrne Billerbeck; two brothers-in-law, David Neil and Donald Billerbeck; and a son-in-law, David Roth.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Washington Reformed Church, with burial in the church cemetery, both in rural Ackley. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home, Parkersburg, and one hour before services Thursday at the church.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Condolences may be left at www.redman-schwartz.com.
John liked “tinkering” in his machine shed and fixing things. He also enjoyed working on and driving older cars and tractors. On Aug. 3, 2019, he completed the Aplington Tractor Ride and enjoyed telling of the fun he had. Above all, John enjoyed attending — along with Francine — all his daughters’ and grandchildren’s sports/extra-curricular activities.
Steven C. Burman
WATERLOO — Steven Craig Burman, 66, of Waterloo, died Saturday, Aug. 10, at Mayo Hospital and Clinic in Mankato, Minn.
He was born on July 29, 1953, in Waterloo, son of Robert and Genevieve (Casbon) Burman. He married Grace Sharp on Oct. 7, 1972, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Bennington, rural Waterloo.
Steve attended school in Denver and graduated in 1971. He attended Hawkeye Tech for drafting and later took agronomy courses through Iowa State. While attending school he farmed, then while farming full time, Steve worked at John Deere for 13 years. He was also a longtime seed salesman and later a district seed salesman.
Survived by: his wife; a daughter, April (David) Bovy of Parkersburg; a daughter, Lisa (fiance Denton Meier) Burman of Adel; and a son, Ben Burman of Denver; two grandchildren, Tristan (fiancee Elisabeth Folkerts) Bovy and LeeAnn Bovy, both of Parkersburg; a sister, Jane (Jim) Patten of Des Moines; and three brothers-in-law, Doug (Harriet) Sharp of Lansing, William Paul Sharp of San Diego and Mark (Kathy) Sharp of Cedar Falls.
Preceded in death by: his parents.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at St. John Lutheran Church, Denver, with burial at Garden of Memories in Waterloo. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Denver and also for an hour before services Friday at the church.
Memorials: may be directed to the family for a later designation.
Steve’s family was very important to him and he enjoyed spending time at Lake Elsyian. He loved farming, the seed business, boating, water skiing, snowmobiling and was an avid car enthusiast.
Marcia D. Lashbrook
CEDAR FALLS — Marcia Donnell Lashbrook, 53, of Cedar Falls, died Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo.
She was born April 6, 1966, daughter of James J. and Nancy (Kretzschmar) Lamos in Waterloo. On May 23, 1987, she married Bret Lashbrook at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Denver.
She graduated from Denver High School in 1984 and Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids in 1988. Marcia worked for Superior Home Health for a couple of years, Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community for 10 years, Waverly Hospital for three years in the birthing center, med-surg and emergency room before working for the State of Iowa Inspections and Appeals from 2006 until the present time. She was a member of Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls.
Survived by: her husband; two sons, MJ Lashbrook of Waterloo and Zach Lashbrook of Savage, Minn.; a daughter, Stephanie Lashbrook of Iowa City; her mother of Denver; three brothers, Robert (Wendy) Lamos of Waverly, Barry (Wendy) Lamos of Hampton and Bryan (Linda) Lamos of Snoqualmie, Wash.
Preceded in death by: her father.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Denver, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, and also an hour before services, both at the church.
Memorials: may be directed to the Lashbrook family for a later designation.
Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home of Denver is assisting the family. Condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com.
Marcia enjoyed hanging out with her husband and children, going to different restaurants and tasting different beers. She was a devoted wife and mother and loved shopping, collecting boots, handbags and scarves.
Warren Ronald Grapp
CEDAR FALLS – Warren Ronald Grapp, 82, of Cedar Falls, died Saturday, Aug. 10, at MercyOne Cedar Falls Medical Center.
He was born July 28, 1937, in Waterloo, son of Elden and Edith (Fenner) Grapp. He married Nancy Richard on May 5, 1990, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.
He graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 1956 and served in the U.S. Army. He worked for John Deere in Waterloo and then was employed with the Cedar Falls Fire Department as a firefighter, then assistant fire marshal and later a fire inspector, retiring in 1994.
Survived by: his wife of Cedar Falls; three sons, Michael (Stacy) of Waterloo, Martin (Paula) of Polk City, and Todd (MaryAnn) of Ames; two stepsons, Todd (Sharon) Richard of Chandler, Ariz., and Mark (Jodi) Richard of Plymouth, Minn.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, Rudy Grapp of Cedar Falls; and three sisters, Geraldine (Kenny) Hansen and Darlene Herzog, both of Cedar Falls, and Marjorie Marchal of Parkersburg.
Preceded in death by: six sisters, Vearl, Violet, Ethel, Alice, Rose and Edith; and four brothers, Robert, Donald, Lyle and Gerald.
Memorial services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at Richardson Funeral Service with private burial in Hillside Cemetery, both in Cedar Falls. Visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the funeral home. Military honors will be provided by the Iowa Army National Guard and AMVETS Post #49.
Memorials: may be directed to Sullivan Hartogh Davis Cedar Valley Honor Flights (P.O. Box 182, Cedar Falls, IA 50613).
Condolences may be left at www.richardsonfuneralservice.com.
WATERLOO —- Pat Hollis, 97, of Friendship Village, died Friday, Aug. 9, at Lakeview Landing at Friendship Village.
She was born April 28, 1922, in Lincoln, daughter of Claus H. and Helena Harders Mildenstein. She graduated from East High School in 1940. Pat married Hubert G. “Lefty” Woolman on Jan. 1, 1941, in Waterloo; he died Feb. 23, 1984. She married J. Gordon Hollis on March 21, 1987, in Waterloo; he died Aug. 5, 2008.
Pat worked for Rath Packing Co., J.C. Penney, and retired from Cadillac Lanes after 15 years at the control desk. She was a member of AMVETS Post 19 Auxiliary and the Waterloo Bowling Association.
Survivors: a son, Terry (Mina) Woolman of Urbandale; a daughter, Connie Clark of Cedar Falls; four grandchildren, Shawn (Sheryl) Woolman of Urbandale, Teresa (Jason) Higgins of Johnston, Mindy James (Luther Lefler) of Locust, N.C., and Stephanie James (Ken Johnson) of Waukon; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; three stepchildren, Sheryl (Charles) Snyder of New Oxford, Pa., Curt (Betty) Hollis of Waterloo, and Joyce (Rich) Brandhorst of Waterloo; four stepgrandchildren, Heidi (Mark) Zona of South Barrington, Ill., Blake (Sally) Hollis of Waterloo, Shelley (David) Lehman of Plainfield, and Raquel (Jeff) Oberheu of Cedar Falls; 10 stepgreat-grandchildren; and a stepgreat-great-grandchild.
Preceded in death by: her parents; husbands, Hubert and Gordon; and a sister, Lois Hess.
Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at South Waterloo Church of the Brethren, preceded by interment at 9:30 a.m. at Waterloo Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, at Locke Funeral Home.
Memorials: to Friendship Village Health Pavilion, American Cancer Society, South Waterloo Church of the Brethren, or Cedar Valley Hospice.
Online condolences at www.lockefuneralhome.com
Pat enjoyed bowling (she twice bowled a 600 series), cards, crafts, but above all loved spending time with her family and friends. She was a “HUGGER” and loved to give hugs and receive them. Maybe that was why she never met a stranger who wasn’t soon a friend.
Patsy M. “Pat” Thompson
WATERLOO — Patsy M. “Pat” Thompson, 70, of Waterloo, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital.
She was born Feb. 27, 1949, in Gays Mills, Wis., daughter of Clyde and Madeline Coppernoll Shirley. She married Kenneth R. “Kenny” Thompson on July 2, 1994, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. He died July 14, 2017.
Pat graduated from Charles City High School in 1967.
Survivors include: a daughter, Crystal (Kelly) Bilyeu and a son, Randy (Christy) Jones, all of Edmond, Okla.; three grandchildren, Blake, Alex and Tyler; two great-grandchildren, Brooklynn and Aubree; five sisters, DeeDee, Millie, Sandy, Linda and Jan; two brothers, Bob and Roger; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; four sisters, Ann, Sandra, Dee and Cheryl; and three brothers, Sonny, Mike and an infant Charles.
Celebration of her life: will be held at a later date. Pat and Kenny’s cremated remains will be scattered in one of their favorite places. Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel in Waterloo is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials: may be directed to Pat’s family in care of Kearns Funeral Service, 3146 Kimball Ave., Waterloo 50702.
Condolences may be expressed at www.KearnsFuneralService.com
Pat was an avid golfer and enjoyed fishing and reading. She and Kenny spent many happy days traveling all over and spending time together. Pat also treasured time spent with her family.
Peggy Peterson Zack
(1933 — 2019)
Peggy Peterson Zack, age 85 of Olathe, Kansas, passed away Monday, August 5, 2019.
She died peacefully at her home of 6 years in the Santa Marta Retirement Community. She was born August 30, 1933 in Denver, Colorado and was raised in Minneapolis, MN.
Our mother was lucky in love, having had two loving, wonderful marriages. She met Larry Peterson in Minneapolis where they were married on August 16th, 1954. They later moved to Cedar Falls, IA, had seven children, and were married for 29 years until his death in 1983. On June 28th, 1987 she married Robert N. Zack of Overland Park, KS, they lived in Cedar Falls, IA, Waterloo, IA, and Olathe, KS. They were also married for 29 years. Bob had two daughters and we quickly became one big happy family with all nine kids.
Our mother was always classy, funny as hell and Catholic. She was on a first name basis with several saints, believed in Guardian Angels, and raised us with constant reminders to say our morning prayers, and to be charitable & kind.
Mom always said, “Life is as fun as you make it!” And she made it fun... tennis, golf, bridge club and the occasional martini. But undoubtedly, it was her kids, grandkids and great grandkids who brought the most fun to her life.
She is survived by her children Debbie (Jim) Schultz of Austin, Texas; Cathy Roseland of Chaska, MN; Monica Williams of Overland Park, KS; Peggy Peterson Gaard of Overland Park, KS; Morgan Peterson of Waterloo, IA; Mike Peterson of Cedar Falls, IA; Bridget Peterson (John) Hines of Overland Park, KS; and Ernest (Tracy) Peterson of Olathe, KS. 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her beloved daughter Linda, sons-in-law Jeffrey Gaard and Craig Roseland and both husbands.
Visitation will be at 10 a.m., followed by 11 a.m. Funeral Mass, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Cedar Falls, IA on Monday, August 12. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Permanent Planning Inc., Cedar Falls, IA. (Permanentplanning.org) or Special Olympics (KSSO.org). Local arrangements by Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, DahlFuneralHome.com.
A memorial service will be held at a future date at Santa Marta Catholic Community chapel in Olathe, KS.
To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.PenwellGabelKC.com.
Joseph 'Joe' Panther
CEDAR FALLS --- Joseph J. “Joe” Panther, 64, of Cedar Falls, died Friday, Aug. 9, at MercyOne Cedar Falls Medical Center (Sartori Memorial Hospital) . A Celebration of Life will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at 1115 W. Seventh St., Cedar Falls; memorials to the family. Online condolences may be directed to www.richardsonfuneralservice.com.
WATERLOO — Belle Magee Boyer, 93, of Waterloo, formerly of Jesup, died Thursday, Aug. 1, at Ravenwood.
She was born March 6, 1926, in Hudson, daughter of Paul Magee and Mary Underwood Magee (Higgerson). She married Larry Boyer on July 18, 1946, at Nashua. He preceded her in death.
Belle worked several years for the Jesup School System and also created and won several crocheted or hand-sewn items entered at Jesup’s Farmers Day celebration.
Survived by: a son, Duke (Debbie) Boyer of Waterloo; a sister, Dawn Magee Fisher of Bettendorf; a grandson, Jason Arnold; a great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: her husband; a daughter, Dixie Harting Arnold Grant; a granddaughter, Jennifer Harting; a grandson, Justin Harting; sisters Hope Pyle and Bess Magee Wellner; and a brother, Dan Magee.
Graveside services: are planned at Fairview Cemetery in Dunkerton at a later date. Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories, an Overton Family Service, Waterloo, is assisting the family.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Condolences may be left at www.parrottandwood.com.
Wilfred R. “Will” Becker
WATERLOO — Wilfred R. “Will” Becker, 83, of Waterloo, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, at MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center.
He was born Feb. 19, 1936, in Caledonia, Minn., son of Henry and Agnes Meyer Becker. He married Jeannette “Jan” Ash on Jan. 28, 1961, in Waterloo. She died May 25, 2013.
Wilfred was employed with Universal Industries and later with Velocity Express.
Survivors include: two daughters, Laurie Becker of Waterloo and Cindy (Tom) Armstrong of Granger; a son, Wesley (Jennifer) Becker of Waterloo; 12 grandchildren, T. J. (Nikki) Armstrong, Philip (Savannah) Armstrong, Patrick Armstrong, James Armstrong, Justine (Todd) Bast, Emily Becker, Adora Welsh, Brittany Becker, Hayden Becker, Danielle Becker, Natalie Becker and Caleb Becker; six great-grandchildren, Zach, Weston, Von, Charlie, Davis and Sofia; and a sister, Goldie (Clyde) Johnson of Waterloo.
Preceded in death by: twin sons, Marty and Glenn; six brothers, Leonard, Henry, Edwin, Arnold, Jerry and Hubert Becker; and three sisters, Ruby Shock, Cleone Sternberg and Henrietta Becker.
Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, with burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today, Aug. 11, at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway, where there will be a 4 p.m. rosary and a 7 p.m. vigil service. Visitation will continue at the church for an hour before services on Monday.
Memorials: may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Condolences may be left with www.hagartywaychoffgrarup.com.
Helene G. Mennen
DUMONT — Helene Gesine Mennen, 92, died Friday, July 12, at Franklin General Hospital in Hampton.
She was born Feb. 11, 1927, daughter of Anna (Hartman) and Nanne Franken in Parkersburg. She married Edward Mennen on June 27, 1945. He preceded her in death.
She attended the country school near Allison. Helene and Edward began their life together on a farm near Aplington. Later moving to a farm north of Dumont and finally moving into “town” where Helene resided until her death. She worked as a CNA and medication aide at the Dumont Wellness Center, and also as a housekeeper at the Red Fox Inn in Waverly.
She was an active member at the Dumont Reformed Church. She taught Sunday school for many years. She was a member of the Ladies Aide, Dorcas Society, church choir and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Survived by: four children, Diane (Lyle) Noelting of Cedar Falls, Bonnie (Verle) Hearn of Knoxville, Tenn., Dennis (Deb) Mennen of Dumont, and Denise George of Lakeville, Minn.; her grandchildren, Ivy Mennen, Olivia (Ehren) Layton, Jessica (Taylor) Rettig, Alexa (Philipp) Hoeltermann, Macala (Michael) Donnelly, Lyn (Steve) Machacek, Lisa (Blake) Vardaman, Darci (Todd) Shoemaker, Janene (Jason) Nordin, Kim (Ken) Graham, Matthew (Rosie) Hearn, Kyle George and Cody George; 27 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Gerda Thran and Berdene (Paul) Miller; and many nieces and nephews and their families.
Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; a sister, Janet Kiefer; and a brother, Bernard Franken.
Services: were July 16 at Dumont Reformed Church, with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery in Bristow.
Condolences and full obituary at www.sietsemavogelfuneralhomes.com.
She loved her children and enjoyed doing things with them, as well as with her grandchildren. Helene lived her life full of love, energy and strength. She is finally pain-free in Heaven and celebrating being reunited with family and friends. She will be deeply missed and forever in our hearts.
CEDAR FALLS – Dorothy Jean Brown, 93, of Cedar Falls, died Friday, Aug. 9, at Western Home Communities-Windhaven Assisted Living.
She was born July 30, 1926, in Bonilla, S.D., daughter of Carl and Gladys (Rowen) Fritzsche. She graduated from Wessington High School in 1944. On Feb. 28, 1945, she married Edward Brown in Huron, S.D. He died in November 1981. On June 21, 1988, she married Harold Brown in Wessington, S.D. He died Dec. 31, 2005.
She was a farm wife and mother early on and worked as a secretary and eventually business manager for the Wessington Public School District in South Dakota, retiring after 23 years in 1988.
Survivors: a daughter, Nola (Jerry) Roitsch of Bristol, S.D.; a stepson, Steve Brown of Cedar Falls; a stepdaughter, Denise Brown of Cedar Falls; a brother, Don Fritzsche of Huron, S.D.; eight grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: her two husbands; a daughter, Connie Bates; a son-in-law, George Bates; a son, Lynn Brown; a stepdaughter Cindy Flores; and two sisters, Alice Walker and Linda Harper.
Memorial Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at First Presbyterian Church, Cedar Falls. A gathering of friends and family will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, at Richardson Funeral Service, Cedar Falls.
Memorials: to your local library.
Online condolences at www.richardsonfuneralservice.com
Dorothy loved to read, sew, knit and quilt, gifting quilts to grandchildren. She loved music, playing organ and piano for church, and singing in the choir. She taught piano after school to many kids in Wessington and Miller, S.D. She was a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star.
Service Notice: Larry J. Waggett
WAVERLY -- Larry James Waggett, 78, of Waverly, died Thursday, Aug. 8, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City; visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home, Waverly, 352-1187; following visitation Larry's body will be cremated with no formal funeral service or burial; memorials may be directed to Larry's family and condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com.
Betty L. Wagoner
Betty Lee Wagoner, age 73, of Waterloo, daughter of Ruth (Fisher) and Ralph Emerson Wagoner, died at Ravenwood Specialty Care on July 7, 2019.
She was born Aug. 30, 1945, in Grundy Center, IA, graduated from high school there in 1963 and continued her education at Cornell College, Mount Vernon, AIB in Des Moines, the University of Florida in Gainesville and Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. She deeply loved books and learning.
Betty leaves behind two sisters, Shirley (James) Neessen of Grundy Center, Mary Wagoner of Washburn, IA, nephews Troy Neessen and Eric Ziesman and niece Alexi Ziesman.
As requested, Betty was cremated and inurnment was at the Waterloo Memorial Park Columbarium.
Sandra S. Streich
WAVERLY —- Sandra S. Streich, 81, of Waverly, died Aug. 3, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic in Iowa City.
She was born Nov. 5, 1937, daughter of Craig and Barbara (Nordberg) Mosier at St. Francis Hospital in Waterloo. She graduated in 1956 from Waterloo West High and then continued her education at Upper Iowa University in Fayette for nursing and also at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo. On Oct. 2, 1971, she married Elroy O. Streich at First Congregation Church in Waterloo. The couple lived in Waterloo until 1978, when they built the first of six homes.In 2005, the couple moved to Waverly after living in Denver for 27 years.
Sandra was a member of Peace United Church of Christ in Waverly and had previously served on the Board at Denver Sunset Home.
Survivors: her husband; a son, Bryan Streich of Waverly; a daughter, Holly (Andrew) Richards of Hiawatha; grandsons, Zachary and Riley; and a brother, Craig (Judy) Mosier of Hilliard, Ohio.
Preceded in death by: her parents.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Peace United Church of Christ in Waverly; burial in Harlington Cemetery, Waverly. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home, Waverly, and also for an hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials: to the family for a later designation in Sandra’s name.
Online condolences at www.kaisercorson.com.
Sandra enjoyed decorating her homes, lap time with her cats, volunteering, bus trips with friends, playing cards and her winters spent with Elroy and friends in Mission, Texas.
LaVern A. Schaack
WATERLOO —- LaVern A. Schaack, 94, of Waterloo, died Friday, Aug. 9, at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital, Waterloo.
He was born Dec. 31, 1924, in Mankato, Minn., son of Theodore and Cecelia Weymouth Schaack. He married Frances “Anna Belle” Stevens on Jan. 14, 1948, in Black Hawk County; she died June 13, 2011.
LaVern worked as an assembler at John Deere for 36 years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and later served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of United Auto Workers Local 838 and a former member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Survivors: his son, Lee Rasmussen and his family of Denver‚ Colo.; two grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother, Terry (Diana) Schaack of Ormand Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Frances (Howard) Broderson of Hampton, and Marlyne Steimel of Waterloo; an honorary daughter, Senija Sisic and her family; honorary grandchildren, Alma Sisic and Sandra Smith; and honorary granddaughter, Madison “Mandy” Spears, all of Waterloo.
Preceded in death by: his parents; his wife; a sister, Lorraine Murphy; a brother, David Schaack; and two brother-in-laws, Bill Murphy and Raymond Steimel.
Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, at Locke Funeral Home with visitation from 1 p.m. until service time. Burial will be in Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens, Cedar Falls, with military rites provided by Cedar Falls AMVETS Post 49 and Iowa Army National Guard Funeral Honor Guard.
Memorials: to UnityPoint Hospice.
Online condolences at www.lockefuneralhome.com.
He and Frances enjoyed traveling the country in their motor home. They also enjoyed spending time at their cabin in Okoboji.
Mike Lindquist, 73, of Waterloo, died at Strawberry Point Lutheran Home Community on Wednesday, August 7, 2019.
He was born July 11, 1946, in Waterloo, son of Herschel L. and Rosalyn E. Green Lindquist and graduated from Waterloo East High School in 1964.
He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War (1965-1968).
He married Vicky Poulin and they later divorced. Mike was united in marriage to Barbara Jo Sharp October 23, 1999, at the Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua.
Mike worked at the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier newspaper until becoming self-employed as an antiques buyer and seller. At one point, he had 27 antique garages all over the country. Mike designed the interior of Huckleberry’s Restaurant with his antiques.
Mike joined Heartland Vineyard Church in 1998 and was proud to be an active member of it. He was also a member of Waterloo AMVETS Post #19.
Mike’s flea market travels took him across the United States! From Minnesota to Texas and Colorado to Florida. He was known as “Iowa Mike” by his many friends and fellow flea marketers from not only the U.S. but from around the world. He traded his antiques and wares with them all. From African baskets to artifacts from the Far East. Anything unusual caught his eye and trust us, he had an abundance of artifacts!
Who travels from Waterloo to Belize and back to Waterloo in a 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon? Mike did! A journey to remember!
He was definitely a traveling man and, at times, hard to pin down and locate. If you have ever seen a trailer packed so unbelievably high and tied down with a crap-ton of rope, traveling down the road (or broke down on the side of it), that was Iowa Mike. Some described it as a work of art and took pictures in disbelief that it was even possible. Never dull moments!
Mike had friendships from every walk of life, as his heart was so big, most people felt loved in his presence. He was very generous with whatever he could give from his heart to whatever treasure he could give to a friend or stranger and to know Mike was to love him.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Sharp Lindquist; 2 sons, Bradley Michael Lindquist and James Buster Lindquist; a daughter, Michele (Tim) Peters, all of Waterloo; 4 granddaughters, Kaitlyn Scarlett Werner, Shelby Lee Werner, Alivia Michele Lindquist, and Krystal North; 4 great-grandchildren: Anjolique, Daniel Jr., Lilianna and David Mendoza; a brother, Tim (Linda) Lindquist, of Jesup; 2 sisters, Linda Mishler of La Porte City and Pamela Jakobsen of Oviedo, FL; and his beloved dog, Princess.
Mike is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Jeff Lindquist.
Services are 11:00 AM, Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at Heartland Vineyard Church with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery with military rites by Waterloo AMVETS Post 19, Evansdale AMVETS Post 31, and Iowa Army National Guard Honor Guard.
Visitation from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, Monday, August 12 at Locke Funeral Home
Memorials may be directed to Retrieving Freedom, Inc., 1152 230th St., Waverly, 50677, provides training to service dogs for Veterans.
Condolences may be left at www.lockefuneralhome.com
In Loving Memory Rhio H. Cleigh 1932-2019
Rhio H. Cleigh, 87, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, was promoted to Heaven on August 9, 2019.
Rhio was born on March 8, 1932, in Yakima, Washington, the middle of three brothers. He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior at a Billy Graham Crusade on Sunday, September 28, 1969, at Anaheim Stadium in California.
Rhio was a man of many interests and talents. In earlier years you could find him scuba diving, operating his Ham radio, flying a plane, traveling in his camper, fishing and gardening. Later, he settled into photography, woodworking, cooking and breakfast at McDonalds, but nothing compared to the joy he freely gave and received through loving and serving the people at his church.
He is survived by his wife, Pat Cleigh of Cedar Falls; six children, Rick (Elizabeth) Cleigh of Spokane, Washington, Carol Sutton of Brasstown, North Carolina, Phil Cleigh of Des Moines, Marcie (Scott) Eriksen of Urbandale, Tracie (Rick) Bremner of Cedar Falls, and Wendie (Otto) Searan of Muskogee, Oklahoma; ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a son-in-law.
Visitation is at Richardson Funeral Service today, August 11th, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. A memorial service celebrating his homegoing will follow on Monday morning, August 12th, at Prairie Lakes Church at 11:00 a.m. There will be a private burial at Greenwood Cemetery prior to the service.
Memorials may be directed to Western Home Communities or Prairie Lakes Church.
After his love for his Savior, it was Patti, who held the most special place in his heart. He loved when the house was full of laughter and loved ones. You never left without knowing how ‘incredible’ you were and what a great mom or dad you were to his grandchildren, how much he appreciated you and the way you lived your life. We will miss those kind words of affirmation but are rejoicing that he is in Heaven with a body that is once again strong, full of life and endless energy.