Obituaries and services notices in the Courier today.
The Rev. Timothy J. McClellan
WATERLOO — Timothy Jack McClellan, 68, of Marion, Ind., formerly of Waterloo, died Thursday, July 18, at home.
He was born July 14, 1951, in Canton, Ohio, son of Carl and Kathryn (Wells) McClellan. On Dec. 27, 1970, he married Cynthia L. Hoskins.
Tim was a 1969 graduate of Lancaster Senior High School and attended Milligan College in Tennessee and Christian Theological Seminary. He had been a member of The Wesleyan Church since 1985. He had pastored at Trinity Wesleyan Church in Evansville, Ind., Cedar Valley Community Church in Waterloo and Lakeview Wesleyan Church in Marion for the past 10 years. He had previously pastored at Orestes Christian Church in Orestes, Ind., Faith Memorial Church in Lancaster, Ohio, and was a minister on loan from the Wesleyan Church at Fairfield Christian Church, also in Lancaster.
Survived by: his wife; his mother, of Lancaster; two daughters, Christina Kathryn (Wylie L.) Burns of Champlin, Minn., and Elizabeth Ann (Michael G.) Simmons of Newberg, Ore.; a son, Peter Jonathan (Karrie S.) McClellan of Louisville, Ky.; four granddaughters, Kathryn Burns, Jacquelyn Burns, Charlotte McClellan and Bina Ruth Simmons; two grandsons, Benjamin Burns and David Asa Simmons; a sister, Deborah (Late Larry) Graf of Lancaster; nephews, cousins, and friends; and his dog, Max.
Preceded in death by: his father; a son, David Benjamin McClellan; and a brother, John (Shirley) McClellan.
Services: 4 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Lakeview Wesleyan Church, preceded by visitation from 1 to 4 p.m. Private graveside service will take place on Tuesday, July 30, at Waterloo Memorial Park, where he will be laid to rest by his son, David.
Memorials: may be directed to Lakeview Wesleyan Church, 5316 S. Western Ave., Marion, IN 46953.
Condolences may be left at www.nswcares.com.
Tim was dedicated to “The Great Commission,” both local and overseas missions, throughout his life. He enjoyed riding his bicycle and also loved motorcycles. He liked to play and collect guitars and also played violin and piano. He will be remembered as a loving father and pastorentor.
Donald G. White
CEDAR FALLS -- Donald G. White, 67, of Cedar Falls, died July 11 at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital, Waterloo, of metastatic lung cancer.
He was born Jan. 8, 1952, in Cedar Falls, son of Kenneth and Dorothy (Lewis) White. He married Janet Fleming on Feb. 10, 1992, in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
He graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 1971 and was employed with John Deere, retiring in 2001. He also owned and operated Tan Down Under and Fun Spas for 19 years.
Survived by: his wife of Cedar Falls; two sons, Jagger (Jordan) White of Waterloo and Weston White of Cedar Falls; and a sister, Janice (Bob) Jensen of Cedar Falls.
Preceded in death by: his parents.
Family-directed Celebration of Life: 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the Cedar Falls AMVETS Post 49.
Memorials: may be directed to the family to be designated at a later date.
Condolences may be left at www.richardsonfuneralservice.com.
Don was a member of the local UAW 838 and a charter member of Sons of the AMVETS Post 49. He coached IBL baseball, enjoyed woodworking, and was an avid Cubs fan.
Milton R. Horak
Milton R. Horak, “Uncle Milt”, 89, of Waterloo, died Thursday, July 18 at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital in Waterloo.
He was born October 14, 1929 in Ely, son of Joseph and Tillie Horak. On June 7, 1953, he married Dolores J. Slezak in Cedar Rapids; they recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary.
Milt graduated from Wilson High School in Cedar Rapids in 1948. He and Dolores owned several businesses and restaurants in eastern Iowa throughout their life, none more popular than Uncle Milt's in Central City.
Milt was an entrepreneur and was not afraid to roll up his sleeves. Along with being a buyer for Wilsons for 27 years, he started his business endeavors in 1961 when he opened Uncle Milts Restaurant in Central City. In 1976 he purchased Lucky 10 Lanes in Independence. In 1979 he started Automatic Amusements. From there, along with his partner and friend, Adrian Erickson, they operated Cadillac Lanes, Waverly Bowl, PlaMor Bowl in Iowa Falls and A&W in Britt, Iowa. Throughout his life he also owned and operated 4 other businesses. He worked alongside his two sons in the family business, Automatic Amusements, until 2017.
Milt enjoyed listening to Czech music and attending Czech festivals. Milt's biggest love was his family and time spent with them. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren called him Dedã. Milt always had a smile on his face and everyone he met, he considered a friend. Milt will be missed by all who knew him.
Survived by his wife; daughters Debbie Jo Denton, Heidi Jo Fields, and Andrea Jo Fox; his sons Reggie (Shirley) and Joe (Teresa) Horak; 15 grandchildren; Jenni Jo (Ryan), Ashley Jo (Mike), Lacey Jo (Ben), Dr. Wayne (Paige), Kimberly, Ryan, Jeffrey, Joseph (Becca), Cassie (Ryan), Josh (Mickie), Ethan (Stephany), Elijah (Ana), Hannah (Corey), Mercedes Jo (Kyle), Jasmine Jo (Brandon) and 19 great grandchildren.
Milt was a dedicated Iowa Hawkeye fan attending home games for 75 years. In his honor, feel free to wear casual Iowa Hawkeyes attire to the Celebration of Life.
Preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Norbert and Vernon; his sister Evelyn and also his beloved Yorkie and companion Gunner Jo.
Celebration of Life will be Monday from 4-7 p.m. at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel, 3146 Kimball Ave., Waterloo.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel is in charge of arrangements 319-233-3146. Online condolences may be left at www.kearnsfuneralservice.com.
Eleanor J. Sitzmann
CEDAR FALLS -- Eleanor Jean Sitzmann, 12-day-old daughter of Eric and Holly (Leaverton) Sitzmann, died Wednesday, July 17, at University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital in Iowa City.
She was born July 5, 2019, at MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center in Waterloo.
Survived by: her parents, of Cedar Falls; her brother, Emmett Thomas Sitzmann of Cedar Falls; paternal grandmother, Vicki Sitzmann of Kingsley; maternal grandparents, Tom (Tana) Leaverton and Deb (Bob) Lorenz, all of Cedar Rapids; maternal great-grandparents, Paul Leaverton of Tampa, Fla., Pauline (Dwight) Miller of Iowa City and Karen Hogan of Muscatine; her aunts and uncles, Amy (Zach) Crnecki of Savage, Minn., Drew (Jennifer) Dechant, Tommy Schmitt and Michael Schmitt, all of Cedar Rapids, Jeremy (Gina) Sitzmann of Kingsley, and Becky (Dustin) Meinen of Akron; and her cousins, Henry and Aubrey Crnecki, Avery, Chloe and Owen Dechant, Jordyn and Brynn Sitzmann, and Kaylie and Cole Meinen.
Preceded in death by: her paternal grandfather, Darrell Sitzmann; paternal great-grandparents, Virgil (Rosemary) Sitzmann and Shirley (Warren) Heeren; and her maternal great-grandparents, Michael (Julie) Hogan and Bob (Elaine) Lorenz.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, at St. John Lutheran Church, with burial in Fairview Cemetery, both in Cedar Falls. Visitation will be 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, July 22, at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home and one hour before service at the church.
Memorials in lieu of flowers: may be directed to the Knox Blocks Foundation in La Porte City, knoxblocks.org or the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital in Iowa City.
Condolences may be left at www.DahlFuneralHome.com.
WATERLOO — Marc August Mundhenke, 27, of Colby, Kan., and formerly of Waterloo, died Monday, July 1, in Colby.
He was born on Aug. 1, 1991, son of David and Monica (Moraniec) Mundhenke in Waterloo.
Marc graduated from Denver High School in 2010. He worked at M.A. Mortenson Construction, Wanzek Construction, and Blattner Energy in wind energy across the United States. Marc obtained a crane operating and commercial diving licenses.
Survived by: his parents, of Waterloo; a sister, Kristen Mundhenke of Waterloo; a brother, Josh Mundhenke of Iowa City; paternal grandparents, August and Diddy Mundhenke of DeSmet, S.D.; eight aunts and nine uncles, Therese (Ted) Spitulski of Moneta, Va., David (Dana) Moraniec of Ankeny, Mark Moraniec of Burlington, Maria (Joel) Hoshaw of Johnstown, Pa., Dominic (Stacey) Moraniec of Gladstone, Ill., Mary (Ken) Henry of Alpharetta, Ga., Jeff (Sharla) Mundhenke of Duluth, Minn., Brent (Maribel) Mundhenke of DeSmet and Mary (Zan) Kirsch of Sioux Falls, S.D.; two great-aunts and one great-uncle, Patricia Rea of Fort Madison, Bernice Mundhenke of DeSmet and Marvin (Raileen) Mundhenke of Mesa, Ariz.; special friend, Lisa Riddick of Fayetteville, N.C.; and lifelong friend, JD Sparkman of Florida.
Preceded in death by: his maternal grandparents, Robert and Margaret Moraniec; and an uncle, James R. Moraniec.
Memorial services: 11 a.m. Friday, July 26, at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls, with inurnment at a later date in Fairview Cemetery in Denver. Visitation will be from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Denver.
Memorials: may be directed to the Mundhenke family for a later designation in Marc’s name.
Online condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com.
He was a kind, generous, compassionate, hard-working, loving and outgoing person. Marc enjoyed having his companion dogs, Dingo and Winter. Marc was known by his friends in the wind industry as “Zeus.” Marc enjoyed working out and weight lifting.
Harold L. “Bud” Blough
WATERLOO – Harold L. “Bud” Blough, 92, of Waterloo, died Wednesday, July 17, at Friendship Village.
He was born Nov. 11, 1926, in Kenosha, Wis., son of Harold J. and Edna Foulk Blough. He married Mary Kielty on Aug. 11, 1947, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Waterloo.
Bud was employed by Chamberlain Manufacturing as a carpenter for 45 years, retiring in 1989. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Waterloo AMVETS Post 19.
Survived by: his wife; two daughters, Janice Wright and Lori (Mark) Brockman, both of Waterloo; a son, Bruce Blough of Minneapolis; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a brother, James (Dorothy) Blough of Waterloo.
Preceded in death by: his parents; a brother, Dale Blough; and a sister Norma Leitz.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway, with burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery where full military rites will be performed by the Waterloo AMVETS Post 19, Evansdale Post 31 and the U.S. Navy Honor Guard. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 22, with a 4 p.m. rosary. Visitation will continue for one hour before services at the funeral home.
Memorials: may be directed to the Salvation Army or Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Condolences may be left at www.hagartywaychoffgrarup.com
Bud enjoyed traveling, fishing, gardening, and spending time with his family.
WATERLOO -- Joan Faye Templeton, age 77, of Waterloo, IA, died Saturday, July 13, 2019, at MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center.
A Memorial Service will be held 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at Hope City Church, Waterloo with Rev. Quovadis Marshall presiding. Visitation will be held one hour before the service at the church on Wednesday.
Joan was an active member of Hope City Church in Waterloo. Devoting many hours of time to the church and its many noble causes. She was a Waterloo Black Hawks fanatic, attending many games and helping the players and coaches in any way possible.
Survived by husband, Jim Templeton of Waterloo, IA; two sons, David Templeton of Fort Collins, CO, Paul (Carri Beard) Templeton of Waterloo, IA; two grandchildren, David Young, and Ahnna Bursheim; brother, Jim (Robin) Klingbeil of Poynette, WI.
Preceded in death by her parents, Bill, and Selma (Henderson) Klingbeil.
Letty M. Kemp
WATERLOO -- Letty M. Kemp, 92, of Waterloo, died Friday, June 21, at Western Home Communities, Windhaven Assisted Living Center, Cedar Falls.
She was born March 1, 1927, in Winthrop, daughter of Judson B. and Helen I. Frentress Miller. She married Neal Vincent Kemp on June 1, 1946, in Waterloo. He died Jan. 29, 1987.
Letty graduated from West High School. She was a secretary and bookkeeper for Friendship Village, retiring in 1989. She was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters of the Americas and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Survived by: a son, Richard (Karen) Kemp of Tripoli; three daughters, Helen (William Bisbee) Kemp of Waterloo, Beverly (Scott Giese) Kemp of Middleton, Wis., and Jane (Harvey) Kemp Ulfers of Waterloo; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Preceded in death by: her parents; and her husband.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, at St. Edward Catholic Church, with entombment in the Mount Olivet Mausoleum. A rosary will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, followed by visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on South Street, with a 7 p.m. vigil service. Visitation will continue at the church for an hour before services on Wednesday.
Memorials: may be directed to Saint Edward Catholic Church or Unity Point Hospice.
The most important things in Letty's life were family and faith. She was an avid quilter and crafter and would drop anything to play a game of cards. For 30 years she wintered at Adobe Wells in McAllen, Texas, where she enjoyed golf, shopping, and a large circle of friends.
Dorothy M. “Dottie” Lammers
WATERLOO -- Dorothy M. “Dottie” Lammers, 87, of Waterloo, died June 23 at Friendship Village Medical Center.
She was born Dec. 13, 1931, in Riceville, daughter of Harold M. and Clara M. Ehrenstein Bemus. She married Arthur W. Handlen on June 2, 1950, in Waterloo; they later divorced. She married Vernie C. Lammers on Aug. 4, 1960, in Stewartville, Minn.; they later divorced.
Dottie graduated from West Waterloo High School in 1954 and graduated in 1960 with a registered nursing degree from Broadlawn Hospital, Des Moines. She served in the U.S. Army as a medical specialist during the Korean Conflict. She worked at Broadlawn Hospital, later at St. Francis and Covenant Medical hospitals, as well as Americana Nursing Home and then for Dr. John Walker for 18 years; she retired from Friendship Village Medical Center in 1999 after 10 years.
Dottie was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church since 1948; a member of the American Legion and Waterloo AMVETS. She volunteered for American Red Cross and AARP.
Survived by: a son, Mark Lammers of Macon, Ga.; a granddaughter, Stephanie (Ronald) Lammers Gonzales of Forsyth, Ga.; four great grandchildren, Christopher Lammers and Deseray Anne, Destiney Marie, and Trinity Lynn Gonzales; three nephews, David Bemus, Dan Bemus and Scott Bemus; a niece, Lisa Shields; and a sister in law, Bonnie Bemus of Cedar Rapids.
Preceded in death by: her parents; a daughter, Carol Lynn Handlen; and a brother, Dr. Dean Bemus.
Memorial services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, at Locke Funeral Home, with inurnment in Garden of Memories Cemetery with military rites. Visitation for an hour prior to services at the funeral home.
Memorials in lieu of flowers: may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice.
Condolences may be left at www.LockeFuneralHome.com.
Dottie enjoyed swimming at the YWCA, going for daily walks and attending plays at the Waterloo Community Playhouse.
Tobi 'TJ' Van Hauen
REINBECK — Tobi “TJ” Van Hauen, 32, of Reinbeck, died July 14 in rural Hudson, as the result of an automobile accident.
He was born July 15, 1986, in Waterloo, son of Lance and Sheree (Matthews) Van Hauen. TJ was raised in Reinbeck, where he attended school, graduating in 2004. He attended Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids. When he was 18, TJ moved to Boulder, Colo., and worked for Frito Lay and Best Buy, returning two years later to Iowa City where he worked for UPS and part-time for his dad at the family business, Van Hauen Auto and Truck. He moved then moved back to Reinbeck and began working as a machinist at Viking Pump in Cedar Falls.
Survivors: his parents of Parkersburg; a son, Lance Lee “LJ” Van Hauen of Reinbeck; maternal grandparents, Edna Matthews of Florence, Colo., and Merle Matthews of Mount Pleasant, Texas; LJ’s mom, Kristina White; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Preceded in death by: his paternal grandparents, Raymond and Ordiann Van Hauen; and a special friend, Kimberly Downs.
Celebration of Life Service: 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 22, at Abels Funeral & Cremation Service-Engelkes Chapel in Grundy Center with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Parkersburg. A luncheon will follow at the Parkersburg Memorial Hall. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. today at Abels Funeral & Cremation Service-Engelkes Chapel, Grundy Center.
Memorials: to the family for a charity close to their heart in Tobi’s name.
TJ enjoyed long-shot shooting, traveling, gaming and riding his motorcycle. He was a lover of life! He was kind, smart, courteous, a good listener, a loyal friend, had a contagious laugh and genuine smile, the list goes on. Never forget TJ! His memory will live on in your hearts forever.
Carol D. Thielen
CEDAR FALLS -- Carol Dee (McCormick) Thielen, 88, died Wednesday, July 17, at Deery Suites at Western Home Communities of Cedar Falls.
She was born May 1, 1931, in Latimer, daughter of Manly James and Hazel Fae (Azeltine) McCormick. She married LaVerne Thielen on May 21, 1950, in Latimer.
She worked as a bookkeeper at the Cooperative of Hudson in their Cedar Falls branch. She taught Sunday school and preschool at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in addition to serving on the Altar Guild.
Survived by: her husband; two sons, Steven (Linda) Thielen of Carmel, Ind., and Craig (Blair) Thielen of Cedar Falls; a daughter, Janae (Randy) Strabala of Nashua; six grandchildren, Stephanie (Chris) Eckerle, Katie (Conor) Kelly, Lindsey (Paul) Hasenjager, Quinn (Rebecca) Strabala, Keegan (Joe) Strabala-Bright and Colin Strabala; 10 great-grandchildren, Emma, Charlotte, Clare, Rory, Finn, Jack, Henry, Owen, Maeve and Einri; a brother, Robert (Lavonne) McCormick of Hampton; and three sisters, Cora Lee Thielen and Ellen Kay (George) Dirks, both of Hampton, and Linda Fae (Tracy) Hayward of Robins.
Preceded in death by: her parents; her granddaughter, Ashley Thielen; and a sister, Marilyn Miller.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church of Cedar Falls, with burial at the Hampton Cemetery in Hampton. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 22, at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home in Cedar Falls.
Memorials: may be directed to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church for the Sunday school program or Altar Guild.
Condolences may be left at www.DahlFuneralHome.com.
Carol loved children. She was big-hearted and always had time to listen to her children and great-grandchildren. Carol believed in the value of having the family share a meal together. She enjoyed flower gardening and followed all of the Iowa College teams but especially the UNI Panthers.
Donald 'Donnie' McCalley
CEDAR FALLS --- Donald John “Donnie” McCalley Jr., 74, of Iowa City and formerly of Cedar Falls, died Friday, July 19, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic, Iowa City.
He was born May 29, 1945, in Independence, son of Donald and Doris Nesbit McCalley Sr.
Donnie graduated from Cedar Falls High School and served in the U.S. Army. He worked for Lockard Construction and then in maintenance at the University of Northern Iowa.
Survivors: three sisters, Ramona (Dave) Williams of Cedar Falls, and Nancy (Ted) Stair and Rebecca (Ken) Nicholson, both of Waterloo; nine nieces and nephews; and 25 great-nieces and -nephews.
Preceded in death by: his parents.
Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, at Bethany Bible Chapel, with interment in the Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens, both in Cedar Falls. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 22, at Richardson Funeral Service in Cedar Falls, and also one hour prior to services at the church.
Memorials: to the church or Gideons International.
Online condolences at: www.richardsonfuneralservice.com.
Mary Inez Welsh
WATERLOO — Mary Inez Welsh, 97, of Williamsburg, formerly of Waterloo, died Thursday, July 18, at Highland Ridge Care Center.
She was born Jan. 30, 1922, near Holbrook, daughter of Patrick and Mary “Mae” (Bryson) Welsh.
Inez graduated from Williamsburg High School and earned her teaching degree at Mount Mercy Junior College in Cedar Rapids. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Iowa Teachers College in Cedar Falls and a master’s degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. After teaching in country schools and Marengo School system, she taught at Lowell Elementary School in Waterloo the last 37 years of her teaching career, retiring at age 65.
Inez attended St. Michael’s Church in Holbrook, Queen of Peace in Waterloo and St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Williamsburg.
Survived by: two sisters-in-law, Donna Welsh of Iowa City and Ramona Welsh of Cedar Rapids; seven nephews, Kenneth Garringer, Raymond Garringer, Paul Garringer, David Welsh, Pat Welsh, Mike Welsh and Greg Welsh; and 11 nieces, Mary Grimm, Diana Powers, Jan Fick, Cathy Burkholder, Debbie Blood, Helen Mulligan, Teresa Plotz, Jeanie Kruse, Margaret Welsh, Carolyn Lewis and Marie Welsh.
Preceded in death by: her parents; four brothers, Paul, Leo, Earl and Eugene Welsh; a sister, Anne Garringer; and a niece, Patty Garringer.
Services: 10 a.m. Monday, July 22, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Williamsburg, with burial at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Holbrook. Visitation is 3 to 6 p.m. today at Powell Funeral Home, Williamsburg, with a prayer service at 3 p.m.
Memorials: to Friends of Old St. Michael’s.
Condolences may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com.
The joy of her life was her 19 nieces and nephews. She made each one feel like they were special and encouraged them to reach for their highest potential. She was dearly loved by all of her family, and will be greatly missed.