Obituaries and service notices in today's Courier.
Raymond J. Prohaska
CLEAR LAKE – Raymond J. Prohaska, 88, of Clear Lake, formerly of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Madrid Home in Madrid, Iowa; services 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1001 Ninth Ave. S., Clear Lake, with burial in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Duncan, with military rites by the Garner Veterans Ceremonial Unit; visitation 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Cataldo Funeral Chapel, 160 E. Fourth St., Garner, with a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus rosary at 4 p.m.; visitation also for an hour before services Saturday at the church; in lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI of Iowa) or the St. Patrick Catholic Church Knights of Columbus; Cataldo Funeral Home, (641) 923-2841, is assisting the family.
Alvin Frank Rottinghaus
GILBERTVILLE — Alvin Frank Rottinghaus, 90, of Gilbertville, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, at Rosewood Estates, Waterloo.
He was born May 23, 1929, in Black Hawk County, the son of John and Ella Dittmer Rottinghaus. He married Collette Etringer on April 24, 1951, in Gilbertville.
Alvin farmed in the area for many years. He was also a proud member of the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include: his wife, Collette of Gilbertville; three sons, Ron (Lorri) of La Porte City, Mark (Kim) of Waterloo, and Bill (special friend, Denise Maas) of Waterloo; two daughters, Sue (Steve) Reiter of Waterloo and Peggy (Bobby) Rometo of Los Angeles; 19 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Doris Rottinghaus of Cedar Falls.
Preceded in death by: two sons, David and Larry Rottinghaus; four brothers, Firmin, Gilbert, twin brothers Robert and Roderick Rottinghaus; and two sisters, Alice Rottinghaus and Mercedes Schrier.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, both in Gilbertville. Public visitation from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on South Street, where there will be a 2 p.m. rosary and 5 p.m. vigil service. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services Monday at the church.
Memorials: may be directed to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the Bosco Catholic School Syste or St. Croix Hospice.
Online condolences may be left at www.hagartywaychoffgrarup.com.
Anne K. Geadelmann
CEDAR FALLS — Anne Kathryn Geadelmann, 77, of Cedar Falls, died Friday, Nov. 29, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo.
She was born June 21,1942, in Bennett, Iowa, daughter of Paul and Dorthy Kroeplen Geadelmann. Anne received a B.A. in speech therapy at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Ill., and was a speech therapist in Glen Ellyn, Ill., and Black Hawk County. In 1979 she earned a M.A. in educational media from the University of Northern Iowa. She was a special education media specialist for Area Education Agency 7.
Survivors: Maurine Kemmerer, a dear friend; and adopted son, Aaron Kjeld (Claire Stephanson Kjeld), and their daughters, Aubrey and Jocelyn Kjeld of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Memorial services: 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Windcove-Western Home Communities in Cedar Falls, with inurnment in Inland Cemetery, Bennett.
Memorials: to the Cedar Bend Humane Society.
Online condolences at www.richardsonfuneralservice.com
Following her retirement, she volunteered at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls and walked many of the dear dogs in her community. At age 75, Anne accepted Jesus as her savior and was baptized.
Thomas P. McCarthy III
Thomas Patrick McCarthy III, 47, of Eldridge, Iowa, died peacefully on November 21, 2019, at Winning Wheels Inc. in Prophetstown, Illinois, where he had lived in their care for the last 5 years, after suffering a brain injury.
A celebration of Tom’s life will take place on January 18, 2020 in the Quad Cities with location to be determined.
Mr. McCarthy was born August 10, 1972, in Davenport, IA, son of Thomas P. McCarthy Jr., and the late Louise (Rabe) McCarthy. He graduated from Pleasant Valley High School in 1991, where he was an exceptional athlete. He went on to play football at North Iowa Area Community College for 2 years, then graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in general studies.
He married Regan Moore McCarthy at First Congregational Church in Waterloo, Iowa, on July 12, 1997. They resided in Bettendorf, Iowa, then Eldridge, Iowa, where Mr. McCarthy was the proud owner of T. McCarthy Excavating and Concrete, Inc. for many years.
His love for playing football carried over into being an avid Iowa Hawkeye and Chicago Bears fan, making fall his favorite season. His ability to build or fix anything was uncanny. His greatest joy was spending time with his beloved sons, family and friends. Tom was always the life of the party. His amazing sense of humor kept people laughing for hours. His bigger than life personality was one of his very best qualities and his kindness towards others was one of his most admirable traits.
Survivors include Regan Moore McCarthy and their children, Thomas Patrick McCarthy IV (14) and Jackson Joseph McCarthy (12), all of Eldridge, Iowa. His father, Thomas Patrick McCarthy Jr. and wife, Leslie Michaels McCarthy (Indialantic, FL), sister Melinda (Tim) Slingsby (Beaverton, OR), sister Elizabeth (Greg) Aronson (Bettendorf, IA), devoted In-Laws Patrick and Mary Ann Moore (Waterloo, IA), brother in law Mason (Sara) Moore (Waterloo, IA), as well as many adored nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, and cousins around the country.
Mr. McCarthy was preceded in death by his mother, Louise Rabe McCarthy, Aunt Janet Rabe, as well as both sets of grandparents.
Memorials may be made to the family for Thomas and Jack’s college fund.
Online condolences may be made at www.LockeFuneralHome.com.
Dorothy M. Hess
CEDAR FALLS — Dorothy M. Hess, 90, of Cedar Falls, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo.
She was born Aug. 13, 1929, in Cedar Falls, daughter of Daniel and Johanna Elizabeth (Hansen) Bergstrom. She married Richard D. Hess on Jan. 31, 1953, at First Baptist Church in Cedar Falls. He died Oct. 8, 1998.
She graduated from Waterloo West High School in 1947 and was employed with the University of Northern Iowa for 32 years, first in Telephone Exchange and then in Public Safety, retiring in 1989.
Survived by: a daughter, Sandy (Darren) Witwer of St. Paul, Minn.; two sons, Randal (Michelle) Hess of Apache Junction, Ariz., and Scott (Dorothy) Hess of Cedar Falls; three grandchildren, Tiffani and Brittani Hess and Derrick Tangen; a great-grandchild, McKenna; and a sister, Joanne Heath of Cedar Falls.
Preceded in death by: three brothers, Russell, Robert “Bud” and John Bergstrom; and two sisters, Ruth Hileman and Esther Metcalf.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Prairie Lakes Church, with burial in Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens, both in Cedar Falls. Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Richardson Funeral Service and also for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials in lieu of flowers: to the Cedar Valley Memorial Hospice or Western Home Foundation-Stanard Assisted Living.
Condolences may be left at www.richardsonfuneralservice.com.
Service Notice: Sandra K. Lebeck
CLARKSVILLE -- Sandra Kay Lebeck, 78, of Clarksville, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, Minn., of natural causes; services 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at First United Church of Christ-Pleasant Valley, Clarksville, with burial in the church cemetery; visitation from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday at the church. Memorials directed to the family. Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home, Clarksville, (319) 278-4245, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences left at www.redman-schwartz.com.
Richard 'Dick' Prestemon
WAUKON — Richard “Dick” Gordon Prestemon, 86, of Waukon, died Nov. 24, at Keystone Care Center in Keystone.
He was born July 13, 1933, in Waukon, son of Arthur and Grace (Sherman) Prestemon. On Dec. 20, 1953, he married Diane Benedict at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon.
Survivors: two children, Kristin (Michael) Baxter of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Eric (Jodi) Prestemon of Dysart; six grandchildren, Justus and Preston (Andrea) Baxter, Chelsie (Darin) Schmidt, and Matthew, Garrett, and Conner Prestemon; six great-grandchildren, Aedric, Gryffin, Brixon, Bauer, Liberty, and Lyanna; and two brothers, John (Sheryl) Prestemon of Waukon and Dean (Jean) Prestemon of Ames.
Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon, with burial with military honors at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Visitation is 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.
Online condolences at www.martinfunerals.com.
Howard Wilton Vernon Jr.
Howard Wilton Vernon Jr., 84, of Coralville, passed away November 28, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. A gathering to celebrate his life will be held Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 4:00 until 6:00 PM at Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service, 605 Kirkwood Avenue, Iowa City. A reception will follow at The Kirkwood Room, 515 Kirkwood Avenue until 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Compassus Hospice or Iowa City High School Foundation for Athletics or Fine Arts.
He is survived by his wife, Alma Vernon of Coralville; two children, Howard Vernon III (Tami) of Iowa City, and Vicki Vernon Sueppel (Bart) of Solon; one brother, Dorn Vernon; two sisters, Shirley Berry and Rita Pratt, both of Des Moines; his grandchildren, Michael Vernon (Kerri) of Crozet, VA, Sarah Parsons (Brad) of Mediapolis, IA, Amy Vernon of Iowa City, IA, and Nick Sueppel of Solon, IA, and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and two siblings, Robert Vernon and Helen Vernon Vaux. A full obituary and online condolences are available at www.lensingfuneral. com
TRIPOLI — Gloria Jane Bruns, 84, of Tripoli, died Thursday, Nov. 28, at Manor Care Nursing Home in Waterloo.
She was born June 17, 1935, in rural Tripoli, daughter of Arnold and Adella (Koch) Sell. Gloria graduated from Tripoli High School in 1952 and from Gates Business School in Waterloo in 1953. During her life she worked at Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. from 1953-1955, at Tripoli Community Schools from 1969-1978, and Denver Community Schools from 1978 until retiring in 1997.
Gloria was a lifetime member of Grace Lutheran Church, where she was a church secretary, sang in the choir, and she taught Sunday School for many years.
Survived by: three children, Charlene (Jeff) Nihart of Ankeny, Craig (Paula) Bruns of Sumner and Charissa (Todd) Meyer of Mason City; six grandchildren, Adam (Jordan Reece) Nihart, Aaron (Jayme) Nihart, Andrew (Megan) Bruns, Alicia (Richard) Endelman, Jeremy (Leslie Hunt) Bruns and Alex (Kaylee Harp) Meyer; four great-grandchildren, Austin and Tyler Bruns and Jocelyn and Jordan Endelman; a brother, Allan (Peggy) Sell of Cedar Falls; and nephews and families.
Preceded in death by: her parents.
Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Grace Lutheran Church in Tripoli, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation is Tuesday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until services.
Memorials: to the family for later designation.
Online condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is assisting the family.
Gloria’s greatest enjoyment in life was time spent with family and friends, where she could often be found attending her grandkids and great-grandkids’ school events. In her spare time she liked to read, bowl, walk, tie quilts, do word search puzzles, and loved “Family Feud.”
Service Notice: Betty Ann DeGroote
PARKERSBURG --- Betty Ann DeGroote, 88, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Nov. 28, at home of natural causes. Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Dec. 4, at Allison Municipal Cemetery in Allison. Visitation is 4 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home, Parkersburg; memorials to the family. Online condolences at www.redman-schwartz.com.
Marlys (Flanders) Chapman
WATERLOO — Marlys A. (Flanders) Chapman, 86, of Traer, formerly of Waterloo and Cedar Falls, died Thursday, Nov. 28, at Sunrise Hill Care Center in Traer.
She was born Nov. 29, 1932, in Waterloo, daughter of Leonard and Frances Horn. She graduated from Waterloo East High School in 1951. Marlys married Dr. Richard Flanders in 1956; he preceded her in death in 1989. She then married Roger A. Chapman in June 2001; he died Feb. 4, 2019.
She was a homemaker. She also transcribed medical records.
Survivors: two sons, Chris (Susan) Flanders of Riverside‚ Calif., and Dave (Jackie) Flanders of Hudsonville‚ Mich.; and two grandchildren, Kevin and Claire Flanders.
Preceded in death by: her parents; and husbands.
Private family burial: Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo
Memorials: Contributions in her name may be made to the Richard E. Flanders Memorial Scholarship Fund at Grand Valley State University Anthropology Department in Allendale, Mich.
Online condolences at www.LockeFuneralHome.com
Marlys loved music, books, crossword puzzles, movies and Broadway. She played organ, and was a chorus singer in community theater in Grand Rapids, Mich. She enjoyed travel and visited many U.S. cities and attractions.
WATERLOO — Richard L. Aschenbrenner, 80, of Waterloo, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, at MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center.
Richard was born Feb. 13, 1939, son of Donald and Ethel May (Watters) Aschenbrenner. He married Phyllis Crawford on Nov. 21, 1973, in Cedar Falls. Richard worked for John Deere & Co. for many years and retired as an inspector.
Survivors: his wife; his children, Dana (Julie) Aschenbrenner of Iowa City, Michael (Elizabeth) Aschenbrenner of Lake Mills, Steve (Kristi) Aschenbrenner of Osage, Scott (Sheri) Crawford of Waterloo, Jeri (Greg) Poell of Davenport, and Tim (Brenda) Crawford of Cedar Falls; 17 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: his parents, his sister, Donna Harriman; and a nephew.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at First United Methodist Church in Cedar Falls with burial at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Waterloo. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time at the church. Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home in Cedar Falls is in charge of arrangements
Memorials: to the family.
Online condolences at www.DahlFuneralHome.com
Evelyn Ritchey Ostendorf
CEDAR FALLS — Evelyn Ann “Evie” Ritchey Ostendorf, 78, of Savannah, Ga., formerly of Cedar Falls, died at home Nov. 22.
She was born April 13, 1941, in Maryville, Mo., daughter of Forrest Leroy Mounts and Phyllis Jean Miller. She was married to Larry Dean Ostendorf and then spent her retirement years with Ronald Ohrt.
The Cedar Falls native lived in Savannah for many years. She was a teacher, housewife and retired from Best Rental where she spent many years as an events coordinator. After retirement she did private catering from her home in Iowa.
Survived by: four sons, Jeffry Scott Ostendorf (Jill) of Cedar Falls, Michael Todd Ostendorf (Christine) of Cumming, Ga., Timothy Jon Ostendorf (Sharon) of Mesa, Ariz., and Gregory Paul Ostendorf (Marilyn) of Savannah; nine grandchildren, Lexus Nelson of Gainesville, Fla., Alan Ostendorf of Canton, Ga., Eric Ostendorf of Mesa, Jamie Ostendorf of San Tan Valley, Ariz., Darius Shurwin of Okinawa, Japan, Daniel Shurwin of Eager, Ariz., Abigail Ostendorf of Middletown, Conn., Emilie Ostendorf of Orlando, Fla., and Elaina Ostendorf of Savannah; and five great-grandchildren.
Celebration of Life ceremony: is planned by the family. Gamble Funeral Service, Savannah, is assisting the family.
Condolences may be left at www.gamblefuneralservice.com.
She was an avid baker, gardener and a Chicago Cubs Fan. Evie was an avid historian who fell in love with the city of Savannah and its deep history. Most of all she loved her family and friends.
CEDAR FALLS — Joseph M. Sutula, 88, of Cedar Falls, died Nov. 23 at Stanard Center of Western Home Communities.
He was born Oct. 4, 1931, in Memphis, Tenn., to Joseph M. and Grace Strong Sutula. He married Joan G. Luttrell on Oct. 29, 1960, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Waterloo; she died Sept. 16, 2017.
Joseph graduated from Waterloo East High School in 1949. He graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from UNI in 1984. He served in the U.S. Army from 1952-1957. He was an engineering technologist at Viking Pump, retiring in 1997 after 34 years.
He was a member of Cedar Falls First Presbyterian Church, Aplington AMVETS and the Cedar Falls AMVETS.
Survived by: three daughters, Deb White and Cindi (Dale) Hendrickson‚ both of Cedar Falls, and Gigi Theobald of Aplington; a son, Jon (Kathy) Sutula of Omaha‚ Neb.; eight grandchildren, Jen Snyder, Maggie Hume, Jill Hansen, Carrie Wilkinson, Kaily Stanley, Joe Brokaw, Maddie Sutula and Jamie Sutula; and eight great-grandchildren, Caleb Snyder, Dakota Hume, Will Snyder, Asher Wilkinson, Elliott Wilkinson, Kamrie Brokaw, Cohen Stanley and Hillary Brokaw.
Preceded in death by: his parents; and wife, Joan.
Memorial services: 11 a.m. Dec. 6 at First Presbyterian Church of Cedar Falls, with visitation for an hour before services. Inurnment will be at Waterloo Cemetery with military honors. Locke Funeral Home, Waterloo, is assisting with arrangements.
Memorials in lieu of flowers: to Cedar Valley Hospice.
Condolences may be left at www.LockeFuneralHome.com.
Joe was an avid golfer and enjoyed fishing, reading and working in his yard. He was good with his hands and could fix anything around the house. He loved to draw and paint. Joe loved to travel with his beloved wife. He will be missed by all who knew him.
George E. 'Gene' Richard
George E. “Gene” Richard, 72, of Valrico, FL, passed away November 27, 2019 following a lengthy illness. The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to Dawn Rascher of UnityPoint at Home Hospice. If you wish to leave your condolences, please visit at www.tributes.com/obituary/show/George-Gene-Richard-107831594
Evelyn A. Diekman
CEDAR FALLS — Evelyn A. Diekman, 91, of Cedar Falls, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home of Waterloo.
She was born Aug. 30, 1928, daughter of Anton and Henrietta (Hinders) Cordes. She married Raymond Samuel Diekman on April 8, 1945, at Bethel Lutheran Church of Parkersburg.
Evelyn was raised and attended schools in Parkersburg. She and Ray made their home in Cedar Falls where she worked alongside him in their farming ventures, managed their household and raised their two children.
Survived by: two children, Dolores (Arlin) Zevenbergen of Waterloo and Larry Diekman of Washburn; six grandchildren, Matt (Angie) Baish, Tony (Liz) Baish, Melissa McNamara, Jeremie Diekman, Jody (Terry) Zevenbergen and Kelly (Karen) Zevenbergen; 16 great-grandchildren, Aaron, Christopher, Kaylee, Anna, Lauren, Mallory, Jacob, Ashlynn, Jonah, Nicole, Zachary, Samantha, Mackenzie, Jill, Rachel and Kacey; 10 great-great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Clarence (Erma) Diekman of Parkersburg and Harvey (Terry) Diekman of Seattle; and a sister-in-law, Marianne (Dennis) Kiewiet of Grundy Center.
Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; and a grandson, Terry Zevenbergen.
Private family funeral service: were Friday, Nov. 29, at St. John American Lutheran Church of Cedar Falls, with burial in Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens.
Memorials: to St. John Lutheran Church.
Condolences may be left at www.dahlfuneralhome.com.
Evelyn was a very strong woman who bravely faced a variety of physical challenges with an iron will. She loved to shop and grew to love watching sports on television in her later years. Above all, Evelyn was a woman of deep faith who loved Raymond and her family!
Alice Fay Jacobs
ALLISON — Alice Fay Jacobs, 79, of Allison, died Friday, Nov. 29, at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital in Waterloo.
She was born April 26, 1940, in Parkersburg, daughter of Jacob and Emma (Hinders) DeGroote. She graduated from Clarksville High School in 1958. After graduation, Alice worked for a short time in Plainfield where she candled eggs. On March 18, 1961, Alice married James Jacobs at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. The couple farmed.
Alice was member of St. John Lutheran Church in Clarksville.
Survivors: her husband; two sons, Brad (Ann) Jacobs of Urbana, Brian (Susie) Jacobs of Allison; a daughter, Amy (John) Tharp of Waverly; seven grandchildren, Carlynn (Todd) Stachura, Dalton (Hailey) Jacobs, Jamie (Ethan) Landers, Blake Jacobs, Kayla (Cody) Marks, Marcy Jacobs and Courtney Tharp; two great-grandchildren, Hadley and Grayson Landers; a brother-in-law, Frank Vance; and a sister-in-law, Dottye DeGroote.
Preceded in death by: a granddaughter, Emmalee Jacobs; her parents; four brothers, Clarence, Henry, Jake and Walter DeGroote; and six sisters, Ann Bartell, Hilda Sells, Dorothy Jans, Annette Sessler, Darlene Vance and Ruth Busching.
Services: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 5, at St. John Lutheran Church with burial in Lynnwood Cemetery, both in Clarksville. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home in Clarksville, (319) 278-4245, and for an hour before services at the church.
Memorials: to the family.
Online condolences at www.redman-schwartz.com
Alice enjoyed raising flowers and she was an excellent cook. Alice loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
WAVERLY — Harvey Harlan Carolus, 96, of Waverly, died Thursday, Nov. 28, at the Shell Rock Healthcare Center, Shell Rock.
He was born Dec. 28, 1922, in rural New Hartford, son of John and Anna (Harms) Carolus. He married Grace Alice Lageschulte on July 30, 1944, in Avon Park, Fla., where he was stationed in the service. She died March 24, 2018.
Harvey attended Madison No. 8 country school near Kesley, then helped his father farm. In 1943, he entered the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and worked as an aircraft engine mechanic until 1946. He and Grace farmed near Tripoli and later Frederika before moving to their farm northwest of Bremer in 1955. The couple retired in 1985 and moved to Waverly. In February 2015, they became residents of The Meadows in Shell Rock.
Harvey was a member of Heritage United Methodist Church in Waverly; and active with Gideon’s International, served several years as treasurer of the local chapter and participated in Bible distributions on college campuses. Harvey was a Bremer County Farm Bureau member, and served 15 years on the board of directors for Readlyn Farmer’s Co-op. Other memberships included the American Legion Post No. 176, Hospital Auxiliary, 60 and Growing, and Walk and Talk.
Survived by: two sons, Gordon Carolus (Dianne Nagen) of Waverly and Duane (Martha) Carolus of Bellevue, Neb.; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Laura Devries and Joanne Gronewold, both of Ackley.
Preceded in death by: his wife; a sister at birth; a brother, Claire Carolus; a great-grandson, Coltin Carolus; a daughter-in-law, Joanne Carolus; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Heritage United Methodist Church, with burial in Harlington Cemetery, both Waverly, with military honors conducted by the Waverly Area Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly, and one hour before services at the church on Tuesday.
Memorials: to Gideon’s International or Heritage United Methodist Church.
Online condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com
Harvey loved volunteering at the Waverly Health Center and working with Habitat for Humanity in both Waverly and Waterloo.
CEDAR FALLS — Byrna Claire (Watson) Kimberlin, 67, of Spring, Texas, formerly of Cedar Falls, died Nov. 13 at Woodlands Methodist Hospital in Woodlands, Texas.
She was born Dec. 21, 1951, in Sheldon, daughter of Herbert and Byrna Carolyn Watson.
Byrna graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 1970 and the University of Northern Iowa in 1974, obtaining a teaching degree. She initially taught high school English and Spanish, and later taught special education. She was employed by Iowa schools in Clearfield, Oelwein, Marshalltown, and Rockwell City, and several years at the state hospital school in Glenwood. She later taught special education at the Tohono O’odham Nation Indian reservation in Sells, Ariz., and did substitute teaching in Tucson and the Houston, Texas, area. She recently had obtained her license to sell real estate.
She was a member of Klein United Methodist Church.
Survived by: a son, Herbert (Sandra) Kimberlin of Spring; two grandchildren, Ava and Kaia; two brothers, Bert (Linda) Watson of DeWitt and and Brian Watson of Sugarland, Texas; a niece, Sarah Watson of Iowa City; her stepmother, Marlene Watson; stepsisters Karen (Tad) Laurence and Marilyn Best; stepbrother Randy (Mary) Best; and several cousins.
Preceded in death by: her parents.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Dec. 6 at Klein United Methodist Church in Spring.
Byrna enjoyed attending ballet and theater, traveling, watching CNN and visiting her grandchildren.
Michele L. Tillman
NEW HARTFORD — Michele L. (Luck) Tillman, 48, of Lakeland, Fla., formerly of New Hartford, died Nov. 24 at Lakeland Regional Health Center.
She was born March 12, 1971, in Waterloo, daughter of Linda (Boltz) and Clyde Luck Sr. On April 20, 2010, she married Lonna “Lonnie” Tillman in New Hartford.
Michele graduated from New Hartford High School in 1989 and then attended Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville, where she earned her paralegal associates degree. She worked as an account specialist for GMAC Mortgage in Waterloo for 15 years. She and Lonnie moved to Florida in 2011, after obtaining custody of their grandchildren, Malikye and Alexis Britton.
Michele was a member of New Hartford United Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary Post 660 in New Hartford. She was a Girl Scout Leader in Iowa and then in Florida.
Survivors: her husband; her father of New Hartford; a brother, Clyde (Carla) Luck Jr. of Cedar Falls; her grandchildren, Malikye and Alexis Britton of Lakeland, Fla.; and nephews, Chad (Ashley) Luck of Cedar Falls, and Conor Luck of Waterloo.
Preceded in death by: her mother; and a stepson, David Britton.
Graveside services: 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at Beaver Grove Cemetery, rural New Hartford. Visitation was held in Florida on Nov. 29, and will be 4 to 7 p.m. today, Dec. 1, at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly.
Memorials: to the family.
Online condolences at https:/www.kaisercorson.com/
Michele liked to do crafts, especially rubber-stamp greeting cards. She was a kind and compassionate lady that will be missed by all who knew her.
CEDAR FALLS – Janelle Ferguson, 87, of Cedar Falls, died Friday, Nov. 29,at MercyOne Cedar Falls Medical Center.
She was born March 3, 1932, in Vinton, daughter of Anton and Esther (Johanson) Peterson. She married Warren Ferguson on March 1, 1953, in Vinton.
She was employed with the Benton County Courthouse for five years; the University of Northern Iowa for two years; and then worked in Medicare insurance at Sartori Memorial Hospital for 21 years, retiring in 1992.
Survivors: her husband; two daughters, Marsha Lyn Kane of Marietta, Ga., and Rose Ann (Bill) Kipp of Freeport, Ill.; two grandchildren, Aaron (Alishea) and Adam (Brooke) Faddis; and four great-grandchildren, Amelia, Halston, Asa, and Aliza.
Preceded in death by: a brother, Leonard Peterson; and two sisters, Naomi Cottrell and one in infancy.
Services: 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at Richardson Funeral Service with visitation for one hour prior to the service. A graveside service is 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Evergreen Cemetery in Vinton.
Memorials: to the family for designation at a later date.
Online condolences at www.richardsonfuneralservice.com.
She was confirmed at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Vinton at the age of 13 and a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls as an adult.
Beverly J. Saak
CEDAR FALLS – Beverly J. Saak, 89, of Cedar Falls, died Nov. 24 at NewAldaya Lifescapes.
She was born March 4, 1930, in Mount Auburn, daughter of Ralph and Matilda (Albertson) Brokaw. She married AJ Saak on Sept. 7, 1948, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waterloo.
Beverly graduated from Waterloo West High School and was a homemaker throughout her adult life.
Survived by: her husband; two sons, Dennis (Dianne) Saak of Nevis, Minn., and Guy Saak of Waterloo; four grandchildren, Jennifer (Warren) Scouton, Katie (Corey) Steinke, Adam and Lilly Saak; 19 great-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Ahlman of Kansas City, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: a sister, Arlene Bedard.
Memorial services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Nazareth Lutheran Church Larsen Chapel, with inurnment at a later date in Fairview Cemetery, both in Cedar Falls. Visitation for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials in lieu of flowers: may be directed to Christian Crusaders, Cedar Valley Hospice, or the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be left at www.richardsonfuneralservice.com.
FAIRBANK — Dorothy Richards, 96, of Fairbank, died Friday, Nov. 29, at Tripoli Nursing Home.
She was born Nov. 1, 1923, in Independence, daughter of William and Alvina (Reuter) Pint. Dorothy graduated from Independence Schools. On Feb. 12, 1945, she married Kenneth Richards at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church In Independence.
She was a homemaker and helped out on the farm and occasionally filled in for Kenny as a bus driver for the Wapsie Valley School District. Dorothy was a longtime member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fairbank as well as a active member of the Parish Guild.
Survivors: six children, Mary (Ron) Seeley, Bob (Nancy) Richards, Pam (Sammy) Balakrishnan, Ron (Kelly) Richards, Julie Happel (Scott Blasberg) and Dennis (Jenny) Richards; a son-in-law, Jerry Marlow; a daughter-in-law, Jean Richards; 19 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and a sister-in-law, Nilla Yarrington.
Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; a son, Jim Richards; a daughter, Deb Marlow; a sister and brother-in-law, Leona and Elmer Suhr; and three brothers and a sister-in-law; Floyd (Katherine) Pint, Laverne Pint and Norb Pint.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fairbank. with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, with a 3:45 p.m. parish rosary at Woods Funeral Home, Fairbank.
Memorials: to the family for later designation.
Online condolences at www.woodsfuneralhome.net
She was a loving and giving mother and grandmother and truly enjoyed spending time with family and friends
Dorothy 'Dott' Schreiner
WATERLOO — Dorothy L. “Dott” Schreiner, 91, of Friendship Village. died Friday, Nov. 29, at Friendship Village.
She was born July 19, 1928, in Waterloo, daughter of Morley and Edith See Haynes. She graduated from Waterloo West High School in 1946. Dott married Glenn Schreiner on July 18, 1947, in Waterloo. He died April 16, 1976.
She worked as a health records analyst for Covenant Medical Center retiring in 1993. Dott had also worked for Waverly Hospital and at the Homestead House. She was a member of Waterloo First United Methodist Church, Becker Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, member and past officer of PEO Sisterhood, past president Waterloo Ladies Golf Association, past president of the Friendship Village Resident Association, and a tour guide at John Deere Engine Works.
Survivors: a daughter, Deb (Greg) Albert of Dubuque; a son, David Glenn (Lesa) Schreiner of Elkhorn‚ Neb.; five grandchildren, Jeff Albert, Sara Albert, Amy (Clint) Didier, Emily Schreiner, and Brandon Schreiner; and three great-grandchildren, Hunter, Hadley, and Tatum.
Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; and two brothers, Don Haynes and Charles Haynes.
Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Waterloo First United Methodist Church with burial in Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation is 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at Locke Funeral Home.
Memorials: to Waterloo First United Methodist Church, MercyOne Cancer Treatment Center, or Irv Warren Golf Course for tree planting.
Online condolences at www.LockeFuneralHome.com
Marvin D. Berends
CEDAR FALLS — Marvin Dale Berends, 69, died Friday, Nov. 29, at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics following a brief illness.
He was born March 30, 1950, in Aplington, son of Peter and Grace (Eckhoff) Berends. Marvin graduated from the Northern University High School in 1968. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and following an honorable discharge returned to the Cedar Falls area.
Marvin worked as a welder, then went to work for Assink Construction and, later, became a driver for PCI.
Survivors: his mother of Cedar Falls; a brother, Jerald Berends of Hudson; a niece, Kim Mays of Carol Stream, Ill.; and a great-nephew, Lance of Carol Stream, Ill.
Preceded in death by: his father; and a sister, Mavis.
Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Cedar Heights Presbyterian Church of Cedar Falls with visitation the evening before at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. Burial with military rites by the Hudson AMVETS Post 82 will be at Fairview Cemetery of Cedar Falls.
Memorials: to the family for future designation.
Online condolences at www.DahlFuneralHome.com.
Marvin was a quiet man, yet, had strong opinions and convictions. He was a former member of the Waterloo AMVETS Post 19 and belonged to Antique Acres of Cedar Falls. Marvin enjoyed antique tractors and cars and was a collector of coins and model trains.
CEDAR FALLS — David Galen Helm, 82, of Cedar Falls, died Thursday, Nov. 28, at MercyOne Cedar Falls Medical Center.
He was born April 6, 1937, in Rock Island, Ill., son of Ora and Lauretta Helm. After graduating high school, David joined the Marines. David was in the Marines for a short time before joining the Navy. After 20 years in the Navy, David retired in 1979. He also retired from John Deere around the same time after 20 years.
Survivors: his wife, Patricia Helm; children, Aaron Helm, Holly Helm, Susan Dahlberg, Sara Helm; three stepchildren; two stepgrandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; and two sisters, Yvonne Mercer and Mary Jacqulin Brandt.
Preceded in death by: his parents; a brother, Donald Helm; and first wife, Barbara Helm.
Services: There will be no services per David’s wishes. Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories, Waterloo, is assisting the family, 232-3235.
Memorials: to the National Rifle Association.
Online condolences at www.parrottandwood.com
David enjoyed taking care of his guns and going to the shooting range, reading, playing cards, and western movies.
Mark S. Knief
EVANSDALE — Mark Steven Knief, 64, of Evansdale, died Thursday, Nov. 28, at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital, Waterloo.
He was born Jan. 2, 1955, in Waterloo, son of Harold and Grace Knief. He graduated from Waterloo East High in 1973. He married Jacque on April 15, 1988. He co-owned and co-operated K&W Sausage company with his wife.
He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Survivors: his wife; his children, Charisse, Michael, and Elizabeth; his grandchildren, Jordan, Brandon, Annie, and Christopher; a great-grandson, Wyatt; a brother, Larry (Martha); his sisters, Connie, Candy (Roger), and Grace (Lou), and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Preceded in death by: his parents; an aunt, Isobelle; a great-grandson, Jackson; a nephew, Sean; and brother-in-law Terry Leicher.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Visitation for an hour prior to services at the church. Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories, Waterloo, is assisting the family, 232-3235.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials to River Hills School.
Online condolences at www.parrottandwood.com
He was known as “The Polish Man.” He loved his work, and was very proud of all he accomplished with the business he ran with his wife. He was a man who loved everyone, in a big way. He loved to fish, hunt, golf, bowl and play cards.
WATERLOO — Janie Zanders, 86, of Waterloo, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, at home of natural causes.
She was born May 24, 1933, in Leland, Miss., daughter of Jim Oliver Fisher and Lucille Gordon. She married Willie Major Zanders on Oct. 11, 1948, in Leland, Miss. He died March 20, 2012.
She was formerly employed at Waterloo Community Schools and was a home social worker.
Survivors: four daughters, Marquerite (Ralph) Sanders of Shoreview, Minn., Pastor Faye Scott of Cedar Rapids, Tewana (Maurice) Jones of Waterloo, and Sharon (Mike) Ackiss of Des Moines; five sons, Charles (Margaret) Zanders of Urbandale, Willie (Mary) Zanders of Des Moines, Harrison Zanders of Waterloo, David (Vickie) Zanders of Altoona and Kelvin (Barbara) Zanders of Waterloo; a brother, Walter Green of Chicago; three sisters, Beverly Green of Chicago, Ida Green of Detroit, Mich., and Brenda Green of Springfield, Mass.; and 34 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; and a brother, Willie E. Ferguson.
Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Payne AME Church with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and on Wednesday for an hour prior to services. Sanders Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements, 232-5667.
Memorials: to the family at 603 Oneida St., where they will be receiving friends.
James F. Lemons
WATERLOO — James F. Lemons, 76, of Waterloo, died Saturday, Nov. 30, at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital, Waterloo.
He was born March 1, 1943, in Waterloo, son of Viola Maxine Nolan. James graduated from Waterloo West High School in 1963 and was trained in welding at Hawkeye Community College. He married Dorothy Mae Brant on Sept. 3, 1966, in Cedar Falls. She died June 3, 2015. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving in the Vietnam War and earning the Naval Expedition Medal. He also served in the U.S. Army Reserves for four years.
James began working for Coca-Cola Bottling Co. and later the City of Waterloo Streets Department for more than 30 years, retiring on April 6, 2007. James was a member of the former Cornwall Ave. Free Methodist Church in Waterloo, served as an ASA umpire for Iowa high schools, coached youth bowling leagues and was a former member of the I.O.F. Bowlers Association.
Survivors: a son, James G. Lemons of Hager City, Wis.; a daughter, Teresa (Todd) Bracken of Waterloo; four grandchildren, Michael, Emily, Katlyn and Bradley; a sister, Loretta (Richard) Richtmeier of Newton; and three brothers, Gary, Buckie and Sonny Nolan.
Preceded in death by: his parents; his wife, Dorothy; and a sister, Diane Corson.
Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Garden View Chapel, 3655 Logan Ave., Waterloo, with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Evansdale AMVETS Post 31, Waterloo AMVETS Post 19 and the U.S. Navy Honors Detail. Visitation will be noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Garden View Chapel.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family.
Online condolences at www.KearnsFuneralService.com
He loved spending time with his grandchildren; was very fond of horses and anything western, and enjoyed going out to eat and car rides.