Obituaries and service notices in today's Courier.
Service Notice: Charles A. Krumwiede
CHARLES CITY -- Charles August Krumwiede, 87, of Charles City, died Sunday, Dec. 1, at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City; services 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, at Messiah Lutheran Church, with burial at Riverside Cemetery, Charles City; visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home, Charles City, (641) 228-2323, and also for an hour before the service on Thursday at the church; memorials given to Messiah Lutheran Church or donor's choice. Online condolences left at www.hauserfh.com.
Jack Marlowe Scott
CEDAR FALLS — Jack Marlowe Scott, 89, of Cedar Falls, died Monday, Dec. 2, at MercyOne Cedar Falls Medical Center.
He was born March 14, 1930, in Hastings, Neb., son of Fredrick and Bernice (McPeak) Scott. He married Willa Jean Bryant, and they later divorced. He then married Barbara Sidler in 1978 in Cedar Falls.
He graduated from Hastings High School in 1948 and joined the Navy. After basic training, he attended the Navy School of Music in Washington, D.C., and was then stationed with the Navy Band at Naval Station Great Lakes near Chicago. He owned and operated Scott Litho Inc. until retiring.
Survived by: his wife; three sons, Gary (Carol) Scott of Marshalltown, David Scott of Bloomsdale, Mo., and James Scott of Marshalltown; one daughter, Susan (Ray) Sebetka of Cortez, Colo.; three stepchildren, Lori (Dave) Rasmusson of Cedar Falls, Lisa (Mike) Bown of DePere, Wis., and Tom (Angel) Sidler Cantonment, Fla.; a son-in-law, Jim Free of Waterloo; 12 grandchildren, Cathy (Dan) Montgomery, Nathan (Brianna) Laughlin, Shannon Laughlin, Aimee (Kyle) Abben, Shani (Jason) Wiggins, Daniel Rasmusson, Jordan (Ryan) Johnson, Noah (Lauren) Bown, Matthew (Caitlin) Free, Landon Williamson, Alex Williamson, and Raegan Sidler.
Preceded in death by: a brother, Roland Scott; a daughter, Sharon Free; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Free.
Celebration of Life services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at First United Methodist Church in Cedar Falls with burial in Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at Richardson Funeral Service and also for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials: may be directed to the church or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Condolences may be left at www.richardsonfuneralservice.com.
Jack was a pianist and composer, with a lifetime love of music.
Douglas A. “Boomer” Kinkade
WATERLOO – Douglas Alan “Boomer” Kinkade, 69, of Brooklyn, Iowa, formerly of Waterloo, Hudson, Kellerton and Harpers Ferry, died peacefully at home Friday, Nov. 29, with his family at his side.
He was born Sept. 15, 1950, son of Harold and Mabel Livingston Kinkade. He was a beloved son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.
Doug was united in marriage to Karla Lonergan, and they had two sons. They later divorced. He married Kelly Peverill, and they later divorced.
Doug was a U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam veteran and an experienced welder, taxidermist and professional painter, as well as an extremely talented outdoorsman. He had owned and operated Kinkade taxidermy.
Survived by: two sons, Chad and Brian (Melissa), both of Waverly; two grandchildren, Gemma and Wyatt; a brother, Darrell (Carol) Kinkade of Waterloo; and a sister, Kathy (Kevin Olson) McCready of Evansdale; and many other family and friends.
Preceded in death by: his parents; maternal grandparents, Phillip and Cecil (Marquette) Livingston; and paternal grandparents, Leslie and Iola (Harris) Kinkade.
Celebration of Life to be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Hudson AMVETS Post 82 at 123 Eldora Road in Hudson.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
Doug had a passion for fishing, hunting, trapping, archery and fish fries. He was an expert at all those sports and had an immense knowledge of guns of all types. He loved time spent with his sons and their families, as well as with siblings, other family members and friends. He loved canning, baking pies and cooking. He cherished his grandchildren. He also loved watching old Westerns and reading William Johnstone books.
Doug had a heart of gold and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
TRIPOLI — Betty Jean Hills, 96, of Tripoli, died Sunday, Dec. 1, at Tripoli Nursing & Rehab.
She was born Oct. 17, 1923, in Tripoli, daughter of Harry and Gertrude (Gunsalus) Schmidt. On May 30, 1942, she married Bill Hills in Lancaster, Mo. He preceded her in death Feb. 4, 1977.
Betty graduated from Tripoli High School in 1941. She worked as a bookkeeper for Kramer and Crittendon, later at F.S. in Tripoli and would complete her working career as a clerk at the Tripoli Liquor Store.
She was a lifetime faithful member of Faith United Church of Christ in Tripoli.
Survived by: her children, Ron (Evelyn) Hills of Elgin and Linda (Gary Rieck) Heinemann of Tripoli; six grandchildren, Todd (Marlene) Hills of Waukon, Brenda Hills of Buena Vista, Kristi (Eric) Shaffer of Robins, Reece (Christine) Hills of Erie, Penn., Jodi Heinemann of Denver, and Jill (Charlie) Nuss of Denver; 18 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen Walker of Johnston; and two sisters-in-law, Dolores Schmidt of Tripoli and Bonnie Buck of Hudson.
Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; a son-in-law, Chuck Heinemann; four brothers, Robert, Dale, Donald and Richard Schmidt; and three sisters, Colleen Claypool, Zatha Skiers and Naomi Stumme.
Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Faith United Church of Christ in Tripoli, with burial at Freemont Cemetery, rural Tripoli. Visitation will precede the funeral service Wednesday at the church, starting at 9:30 a.m. Rettig Funeral Home in Tripoli is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.beckermilnesrettig.com.
Betty enjoyed playing cards, bingo, but her greatest joy came from time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
SUMNER — Marjorie Jean (Diekmann) Fairbanks, 97, of Sumner, died Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Hillcrest Home in Sumner.
She was born May 5, 1922, at Waverly, daughter of Arthur Henry and Sarah (Blume) Diekmann. She was married to William S. “Bill” Fairbanks on June 16, 1943. He preceded her in death.
Marjorie graduated from Waterloo East High School in 1940 and attended Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls.
Marjorie and Bill had lived and worked in Pennsylvania, California, and Arizona before retiring to Florida. After a brief period, she returned to Sumner after Bill’s death. Marjorie spent the last years of her life in the Hillcrest Home in Sumner.
Survived by: a nephew, John Diekmann of Tryon, N.C.; a great-niece, Lucy Diekmann (Lee Panich) of San Jose, Calif.; great great-niece and nephew Tessa and Oliver Panich; and many cousins and friends.
Preceded in death by: her husband; a brother, LaVern (Diek) Diekmann; and niece, Julie Diekmann.
Memorial service: 2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the Hillcrest Chapel, with inurnment at a later date at Union Mound Cemetery, both in Sumner. Visitation will precede the service at the Hillcrest Chapel starting at 1:30 p.m. Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner is assisting the family.
Memorials: may be made in Marjorie’s name to the Hillcrest Home in Sumner.
Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com.
Gary Dean Webrand
Goodbye and God’s speed to Gary D. Webrand, leaving his earthly body November 29, 2019, at 9:15 a.m.
Infuriatingly honest and loyal man. Filled with hope and an unwavering faith that everyone deserves to have love and forgiveness.
We will miss the endless kindness, generosity and limitless desire to make the world a better place through laughter. Beers to you!
Service of remembrance is Thursday, December 5th, at 11 a.m. Ascension Lutheran Church, 2211 Maynard Ave., Waterloo, IA 50701.
Faye E. Paulsen
REINBECK — Faye Elinor Paulsen, 97, of Reinbeck, died Saturday, Nov. 30, at Parkview Manor.
She was born Feb. 24, 1922, in Reinbeck to Elmer Rickert and Viola (French) Rickert. On June 5, 1943, she married Gerald Paulsen at the Union Congregational United Church of Christ in Reinbeck. They later divorced.
Faye graduated from Reinbeck High School in 1939 and then pursued a career in nursing by attending Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Davenport. In 1952, she started working at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital and helped to implement the surgery department. She spent 15 years there. Faye then moved to Knoxville and was employed at the Veterans Hospital for 20 years. She was recognized for starting a music therapy program there for the veterans.
She was a longtime member of the Union Congregational United Church of Christ.
Survived by: her children, Dan (Roberta) Paulsen of Tacoma, Wash., Jane (Joe) Smith of Port St. John, Fla., and Cathy (Delayne) Hopkins of Reinbeck; her half sister, Sharon Boyce; her grandchildren, Amy (Mike) Reed, Evie Paulsen, Mike (Sheryl) Voigts, Missy Voigts, David (Maria) Hopkins, Steve Hopkins and Laurie (Brian) Wallis; her great-grandchildren, Lilly Reed, Natasha, Reese, Nikolai, Maylee, Violet, Erik, Zoe, Daniel and Julianne Voigts; Carlos Hopkins, Gloria Rios, and Hailey, Paiton and Brayden Wallis; special niece and nephews Terry Nelson, TS Roberton and Dean Ernst; and her sisters-in-law, Francis and Betty Paulsen; and many other nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: her parents; her brother, Carl Rickert; and her sister, Lois Roberton.
Memorial service: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at Union Congregational United Church of Christ in Reinbeck. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Abels Funeral & Cremation Service-French Hand Chapel in Reinbeck.
Memorials in lieu of flowers: may be directed to the family, who plan to purchase a motorized shopping cart for Trunck’s Country Food store in Reinbeck in Faye’s memory.
Condolences may be left at www.abelsfuneralhomes.com.
Faye had a way about her that made everyone around her feel special. She loved laughing and cracking jokes and was an active user of Facebook, well known for designing and mailing out her own computerized greeting cards. Dogs were a personal love for Faye, especially her beloved companion Max.
Thomas L. Hayzlett
HAZLETON — Thomas Lee Hayzlett, 77, of Hazleton, died Friday, Nov. 29.
He was born April 20, 1942, in Independence to Don and Doris (Angel) Hayzlett. On May 21, 1964, he married Ruth Ann Kohls at First Baptist Church in Independence.
Tom graduated from Jefferson High School in Independence in 1961. He worked at Bill & Don’s Phillip’s 66 Station in Independence and was also a groundskeeper at MHI before his career at Geater Manufacturing. He was a machinist and welder with Geater Manufacturing in Independence for many years, retiring in 2003.
Tom was a former volunteer firefighter for the Hazleton Fire Department.
Survived by: his wife; his children, Darin (Angie) Hayzlett of Hazleton, Katie (Dan) Trimble of Fairbank and Jerry (Jen) Hayzlett of Ashton; his grandchildren, Christopher (Amanda) Hayzlett, Nicole Hayzlett, Lily Hayzlett, Adalyn Hayzlett and a great-grandchild on the way; his sisters, Joan (Everett) Mills of Independence, Bonnie (Gary) Forney of La Porte City and Carol (Scott) Smith of Independence; his brothers, Bob Hayzlett of Floyd, Dick (Wanda) Hayzlett of Maynard and Charlie (Jessie) Hayzlett of Hazleton.
Preceded in death by: his parents; his brother, Jerry Hayzlett; and his trusty dog, Sally.
Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at First Baptist Church in Oelwein, with burial at Pleasant Grove Cemetery at rural West Union. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Geilenfeld-Buehner Funeral Home in Oelwein. Visitation also for an hour before services Thursday at the church.
Memorial fund: has been established.
Condolences may be left at www.geilenfeldfh.com.
Tom enjoyed bowling, trap shooting, fishing and cutting firewood. He also enjoyed tinkering with old cars, tractors and anything else needing fixing. Most important to him was his family; he will be dearly missed by them.
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.
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.