Obituaries and service notices in The Courier today.
David Piper, age 84 of Strasburg, VA, passed away Friday, June 21, 2019.
Mr. Piper has been living with his daughter and son-in-law in Martinsburg, WV the past several years.
David was born on July 10, 1934 in Eldora, Iowa, a son of the late Carl Jacob and Katharine Morh Piper. He grew up in Eldora and lived in Janesville, Iowa for over 40 years, then moved to Strasburg, Virginia in 2004.
David was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 63 years, belonging to Equity Lodge #131 in Janesville and Spurmont Lodge #98 in Strasburg. He also belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star and was a member of the Janesville United Methodist Church.
After graduating from Wartburg College, David was a high school science teacher and elementary principal at Janesville Consolidated School, retiring in 1992. He also earned a Master’s degree from The University of Northern Iowa.
David Piper is survived by his daughter, Cassandra Mattson (Mike), son Lyle Piper (Jennifer Gergen), granddaughter, Bailey Piper, and grandson, Matthew Mattson (Christine). In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his beloved wife Sandra, and a brother Jack Piper. David’s last living brother, Steven W. Piper passed away Monday, June 24, 2019.
A memorial service for Mr. Piper will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Stover Memorial Chapel. Mr. Piper will be laid to rest at Panorama Memorial Gardens, Strasburg, VA at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Shenandoah National Park Trust or the Riviera-Roose Community Center, Janesville, IA.
You may sign the guest book and submit condolences to the family online at www.stoverfuneralhome.com
Stover Funeral Home and Crematory, Strasburg, VA is serving the family of Mr. Piper.
Service Notice: The Rev. Timothy Schoepf
WATERLOO -- The Rev. Timothy “Tim” Paul Schoepf, 68, of Waterloo, died Monday, July 8, of pancreatic cancer; services 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, with an hour of fellowship before services where family will be present, at Hedrick-Martinsburg United Methodist Church of Hedrick; those attending are invited to stay for a dessert and salad luncheon following the service; memorials in lieu of flowers gifts can be directed to Hedrick-Martinsburg UMC, Richland UMC, Cedar Valley Hospice of Waterloo, or to the family; condolences can be sent to 1954 Pinehurst Lane, Waterloo 50701; Tim's body was cremated, and a private family burial will be held at a later date; Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Oelwein, www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com, (319) 283-4922.
SUMNER — Harry Drewes, 85, of Sumner, died Monday, July 8, at Community Memorial Hospital in Sumner.
He was born Oct. 28, 1933, at home in Hawkeye to Robert and Mabel (Scharnhorst) Drewes. He married Betty Schmidt on Nov. 15, 1957, in Muskogee, Okla.
He graduated from Randalia School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1957 as a food inspector stationed in Korea. Harry worked for the Department of Agriculture as a poultry inspector for three years. He and his family then moved to California where he worked as a shipping and receiving supervisor for a commercial lawn mower plant. After moving back to Iowa, Harry worked for John Deere until retirement in 1998. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sumner.
Survived by: his daughters, Pamela “Pj” Miller of Sumner, Brenda (John) Bantz of Ham Lake, Minn., Sandra (Scott) Strempke of Sumner and Judy Myers of Ham Lake; a brother-in-law, Cebert Fox of Sumner; seven grandchildren, Stephanie (Travis) Buckendahl, Heather (Eric) Blankenship, Sara (Andy) Zigler, Stacy (Al) Brockmeyer, Stuart (Christi) Strempke, Clayton (Wendy) Miller and Amanda Reed; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: his parents; his wife; and a sister, Diane Fox.
Services: 11 a.m. Friday, July 12, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Sumner, with burial in Mount Calvary Cemetery, rural Sumner, with military honors provided by the American Legion-Thomas E Woods Post 223 of Sumner. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today, July 11, at S.K. Rogers Funeral Home in Sumner.
WATERLOO — Jannien Emilie Leonard, 79, of Waterloo, died Monday, July 8, at MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center after a sudden illness.
She was born on Oct. 11, 1939, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Frank and Ann (Broz) Nugent. She married Wayne Leonard on March 3, 1963.
Jannien graduated from Waterloo West High in 1957. She began her working career as a social worker for the state of Iowa. In 1991, she received her nursing degree and was a rehabilitation nurse at Covenant Medical Center for 17 years until her retirement in 2008.
Survived by: her husband; four children, Tim (Linda) Leonard of McDonough, Georgia, Tom (Cheryl) Leonard of Eau Claire, Wis., Ted Leonard of Quincy, Mass., and Mary Kae Horslund of Waterloo; a sister, Joyce (Bill) O’Hara of Cedar Rapids; a brother, Jim (Pam) Nugent of Elk Run Heights; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and six nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: her parents.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories, an Overton Family Service, Waterloo. There will be a luncheon at Landmark Commons following the service. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 12, at the funeral home.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Condolences may be left at www.parrottandwood.com.
Jannien’s love of the ocean and traveling led her to her favorite vacations in San Diego. She was a mentor to many and had a heart of gold that left an impression on all she met. She always had a hilarious or heartwarming story to tell, and her delivery was unparalleled.
Daniel Kennedy, 70, passed away on July 5, 2019 after a battle with cancer.
Dan was the son of Harold and Beverly Kennedy. He was born in Cedar Rapids on August 5, 1948. He has a brother, Tom Kennedy.
Dan graduated from Washington High School in 1966. Dan married Sandi (Price) Kennedy on September 12, 1970, and later divorced.
They have 3 children, Scott Kennedy (Laurie Schult), Lisa Kennedy, and Lori (Jason) Harris. He has 7 grandchildren, Jake and Devann Kennedy, Alyssa Fredericksen, Austin, Alex, Alexis, and Alayna Harris.
Dan was a John Deere retiree.
Throughout his life, Dan enjoyed drag racing, bowling, riding Harleys, and attending his grandkids’ sporting events.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Beverly.
Memorials may be made in his honor to UnityPoint Hospice and Palliative Care.
Gerald John (Jerry) Tarkett
Gerald John (Jerry) Tarkett, age 72, died Monday, July 8, at New Aldaya Memory Care of Lewy Body Parkinsons.
He was born on July 21, 1946 in Waterloo, son of Ralph and Anne Morley Tarkett. Jerry married Marilee Brustkern Tarkett on June 22, 1968 at St. Edwards Catholic Church.
Jerry attended St. Mary's Elementary School and graduated from Columbus High School (class of 64) and University of Northern Iowa, graduating in 1968. He served in the US Army from 1968 to 1970 stationed in Herbornseelbach, Germany. He was able to attend an Honor Flight in May, 2018.
Jerry was employed in several area financial institutions including Perpetual Savings and Loan, Home Savings and Loan, MidAmerica Savings and Public Employee Credit Union from which he retired in 2012 after 26 years. He was past-president of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Boys/Girls Club and past board member of the Family Service League.
Jerry's first love was sports, especially baseball and racquetball. He played the position of catcher when his American Legion Baseball team won a national title. He also played the position of catcher at UNI and for the Waterloo Merchants. He played league racquetball at the BHC YMCA and Cedar Falls Rec Center in his later years.
His next love was wife, Marilee, and his family including Matthew of Omaha, father of Kailey and Max, Sara (Trent) Bierstedt of Waterloo, parents of Erika and Ashley, and Natalie (Ryan) Hunter of Cedar Falls, parents of Rylie and Josie, inlaws and nieces and nephews. His six grandchildren were his joy! He especially delighted in watching his children and grandchildren in their various athletic endeavors and rarely missed a game. Many summers were traditionally enjoyed in Okoboji and Nisswa, Minnesota.
Survivors include his wife, children, grandchildren, and brothers-in-law Harold Brustkern (Eunice) and Nick Brustkern of Waterloo, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Dick Tarkett, niece Terry Tarkett Andrews, nephew David Tarkett, sister in law Rhonda Brustkern and brothers in law David and Jim Brustkern.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 11, at Nazareth Lutheran Church – Larsen Chapel with entombment at Mt. Olivet Columbarium, where full military rites will be conducted by the Cedar Falls Amvets Post 49 and the Iowa Army Honor Guard. Visitation will be held one hour before services at the church.
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Boys/Girls Club, Nazareth Lutheran Church or the Sullivan Hartogh Davis Honor Flight.
Condolences may be left with www.hagartywaychoffgrarup.com.
Marilyn A. Purdy
LA PORTE CITY -- Marilyn Ann Purdy, 76, of La Porte City, died Tuesday, July 9, at La Porte City Specialty Care.
She was born May 25, 1943, in Waterloo, daughter of Leland and Elizabeth Bottema Raymond. She married Lee Purdy on May 25, 1963, in La Porte City.
She was a 1961 graduate of La Porte City High School and attended Gates Business College. Marilyn worked for six years as a secretary for La Porte City School Board and was bookkeeper for La Porte City Co-op/ECIC for 32 years, retiring in 2012.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in La Porte City, Benton Co. Porkettes, West View Cemetery Board and Bruce Township Trustees.
Survived by: her husband; two daughters, Andrea (Jeff) Philyaw of Winchester, Va., and Malinda (Shawn) Hansen of La Porte City; a son, Chad (Missie) Purdy of La Porte City; seven grandchildren, Zachary (Kelsey) Morris of West Liberty, Daniel (Anna) Philyaw of Clear Brook, Va., and Teal (Kyele) Ludemann and Stallone, Gibson and Carter Purdy, all of La Porte City, and Ashlyn Philyaw of Winchester; a great-granddaughter, Rayna Philyaw; four stepgrandchildren, Amanda Hansen of Manchester, Taylor (Kyle) Robbins of Edgewood, Bryan (Alexandra) Eriksen of Cedar Rapids and Carson Hansen of Manchester; five stepgreat-grandchildren; and a sister, Linda (Everett) Young of Marion.
Preceded in death by: her parents.
Services: 10 a.m. Friday, July 12, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with burial in West View Cemetery, both in La Porte City. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at La Porte City Funeral Home and also one hour before services at church.
Memorials: may be directed to La Porte City Ambulance Service or Care Initiatives Hospice.
Condolences may be left at www.kearnsfuneralservice.com.
Marilyn enjoyed traveling with family, playing cards and spending time with her grandchildren.
Service Notice: Harry Drewes
SUMNER -- Harry Drewes, 85, of Sumner, died Monday, July 8, at Community Memorial Hospital in Sumner; services 11 a.m. Friday, July 12, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Sumner, with burial at Mount Calvary Cemetery, rural Sumner, with military honors provided by the American Legion - Thomas E Woods Post 223 of Sumner; visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at S.K. Rogers Funeral Home, Sumner, (563) 578-1800.
Mary J. Schoof
WATERLOO – Mary Jane Jacobs Schoof, 86, of Waterloo, died at home Monday, July 8.
She was born Aug. 25, 1932, in Waterloo, daughter of Richard and Bertha (Heutink) Jacobs. On June 12, 1952, she married Harry R. Schoof at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo. He died April 26, 1991.
She graduated from West High School in 1951. Mary worked for Drs. Acker and Corton, Dr. Panegos, Dr. Piburn, and Black Hawk Grundy Mental Health Center until her retirement in 1997. She has been living with her daughter's family for the past nine years.
Survivors include: her daughter, Jane (Fred) Hemenway of Waterloo; four grandchildren, Sara Kipp of Waterloo, Charlie (Erin) Kipp of Dewar, Missy (Ken) Lisenby of Evansdale and Vince Hemenway of Waterloo; six great-grandchildren, Joshua Thorp, Hailey and Taylor Kipp, and Ashley, Holly and Shawna Jones; and a great-great-granddaughter, Lilly.
Services: A small, informal gathering of family and friends will take place at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at her daughter's home, 1221 Dearborn Ave., Waterloo 50707, in Maywood addition. Mary was cremated and will be interred with family at a later date.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Mary's greatest loves were her family and her dogs, Dukee and Callilou. She'd do anything for anyone, and her motto was, “What can I do for you?” She was the kindest, sweetest, best mom, grandma and friend ever, and was dearly loved by all.
Gerald A. "Jerry" Even
WATERLOO -- Gerald A. "Jerry" Even, 80, of Gilbertville, died Tuesday, July 9, at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital.
He was born July 5, 1939, in Gilbertville, the son of Joseph and Rose Mangrich Even. He married Connie Schmitz on July 23, 1962, in Raymond.
He graduated from St. James Trade and High School in Springfield, Ill., in 1958. He worked as an auto mechanic before being employed with John Deere for 30 years as a mechanic, retiring from the Product Engineering Center in 1994. He served 16 years on the Gilbertville City Council, 10 years on the Gilbertville Fire Department, and served on the I.C. Church Council and I.C. School Board.
Survived by: his wife; a daughter, Angie (Tim) Tiefenthaler of San Francisco; a son, Cory Even of Gilbertville; a grandson, Casey Tiefenthaler; a granddaughter, Kaylee Even; two brothers, Tony and Ted (Delores) Even of Gilbertville; a sister, Sister Therese Even, SSND, of Mankato, Minn.; and a sister-in-law, Bernice Even of Jesup.
Preceded in death by: his parents; his stepmother, Francis Even; an infant grandson, Kaleb Even; four brothers, Cletus, Joseph, Norbert and Leonard Even; two sisters, Sister Monica Even, SSND, and Mary Fischels; and three sisters-in-law, Maxine, Jean and Ella Even.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 12, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Gilbertville, with burial to follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on South Street, where there will be a 4 p.m. Catholic Order of Foresters rosary. Visitation will continue for one hour before the service at the church.
Memorials in lieu of flowers: may be directed to the National Kidney Foundation or Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
Condolences may be left at www.hagartywaychoffgrarup.com.
Jerry was loved by all and will be dearly missed.
Service Notice: Dianne Shoultz
WATERLOO -- Dianne G. Shoultz, 78, of Waterloo, died Thursday, June 27, at Cedar Valley Hospice Home; Celebration of Life gathering from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at Irv Warren Memorial Golf Course Clubhouse with a 2 p.m. time of sharing; Locke Funeral Home, 233-6138, is assisting the family; memorials in lieu of flowers directed to Iowa Public Radio, Grout Museum, Friends of the Grout Historic Houses, Hawkeye Community College, or the American Cancer Society.
Audrey E. Andrews
WATERLOO -- Audrey E. Andrews, 82, of Waterloo, died at home July 8.
She was born July 28, 1936, in Rockford, Ill., daughter of John E. and Audrey (Showalter) Warren. She married Harold C. Andrews on Aug. 27, 1955, in Waterloo; he preceded her in death June 6, 2012.
She graduated from Waterloo West High School in 1954. Audrey was a homemaker and also owned and operated Andrews Auto Supply.
Survived by: her children, Charles (Maureen) Andrews, Jeffrey (Sherri) Andrews, Lori (Mark) Fisher, Michael Andrews and Sara (Jerry) Jones, all of Waterloo; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; her siblings, Jackie (Gary) Carter, Adelor (Dianne) Warren and Sari Warren, all of Florida; and a sister-in-law, Helen Cobert of California.
Preceded in death by: her husband; and two grandsons, Jeffrey Tabor and Jason Hendershot.
Private family service: will be held at a later date with burial in Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials in lieu of flowers: may be directed to UnityPoint Hospice, Northeast Iowa Food Bank or Grin and Grow Preschool.
She was a member of the Junior League of Waterloo, a past board member of Grin and Grow Daycare, and loved her monthly bridge club.
Service Notice: Robert 'Bob' Linderbaum
NEW HAMPTON -- Robert "Bob" Linderbaum, 76, of New Hampton, died Monday, July 8, at Linn Haven Rehab & Healthcare in New Hampton; services 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 11, at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton, with inurnment in the New Hampton City Cemetery; friends may greet the family from 4 to 7 p.m. today, July 10, at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home and Crematory, New Hampton, (641) 394-4334 ; visitation also for an hour before services at the church on Thursday; condolences left at hugebackfuneralhome.com.
Service Notice: Florence L. Martin
NASHUA -- Florence Lucille Martin, 99, of Heron Lake, Minn., formerly of Nashua, died Saturday, July 6, at Lakeview Assisted Living in Heron Lake; services 11 a.m. Thursday, July 11, at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory-Olson Chapel, (641) 435-4134, burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, both in Nashua; visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, July 11, at the funeral home; condolences at hugeckfuneralhome.com.
Robert A. Streittmatter
OELWEIN -- Robert Arnold "Bob" Streittmatter, 82, of Oelwein, died Thursday, July 4, at Grandview Health Care Center in Oelwein.
He was born Aug. 20, 1936, on a farm between Independence and Quasqueton to Earl Donovan and Viola Gertrude (Arnold) Sauer Streittmatter.
Bob graduated from Stanley High School in 1956 and served in the U.S. Army in Germany in the late 1950s. He returned to work various jobs, including for the city of Oelwein Water Department and then as a warehouseman for Clay Equipment in Cedar Falls, where he retired in 1998.
Survived by: his brother Ernest's five daughters, Dana Marie Streittmatter Henahan, Elizabeth Ann Streittmatter Kidd, Ragena Lynn Streittmatter Jordan (Lee), Mia Michelle Streittmatter Farmer and Tamara Jo Streittmatter Page (George), and their families, who all reside in Virginia; and his half brother William's children, Karen and Shane of California and Deb Huber (Barry) of Oelwein, and their families.
Preceded in death by: his parents; a brother, Ernest; a half sister, Viola Chemis; and a half brother, William Sauer.
Graveside service: 3 p.m. Friday, July 12, at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, rural Oelwein. Visitation from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at the Floral Hills Funeral Home, rural Oelwein. The family requests casual attire.
Memorials: may be directed to Fontana Park, 1883 125th St., Hazleton 50641.
Condolences may be left at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com.
Bob enjoyed watching Iowa Hawkeye football, mowing his yard, driving his truck and visiting Fontana Park.
The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude and thanks to all Bob's caregivers at Oelwein Mercy One, Waterloo Mercy One, Ravenwood Specialty Care, Grandview Healthcare Center and Gunderson Palmer Lutheran Hospice.