Obituaries and service notices in the Courier today.
Charles L. Rice
WATERLOO -- Charles Louis Rice, 69, of Waterloo, died Saturday, June 8, at MercyOne ICU.
He was born Dec. 13, 1949, in Prairie du Chien, Wis., son of Richard and Inez (Hooser) Rice. On Oct. 4, 1969, he married Diana Brickman at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo. She preceded him in death Aug. 26, 2002.
Chuck graduated from Waterloo East High in 1968 and graduated from Upper Iowa in 1993 with a bachelor's degree in business management. In 2010, he retired from Pepsi Cola after 37 years.
Survived by: his significant other, Sharon Gibbons; two daughters, Pamela (Jason) Dugan and Michelle (Eric) Rice; his brothers, Richard Rice Jr. and Daniel (Kim) Rice; his sisters, Mary (Richard) Payton and Barbara (Shane) Kendrick; grandchildren, Charlie Dugan, Jack Dugan, Alex Rice and Abby Rice; father-in-law, Harry Brickman; brother-in-law, David (Cyndi) Brickman; a sister-in-law, Lori Rice; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: his parents; his wife; a brother, Wayne Robert Rice; and mother-in-law, LaVon Brickman.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 14, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Evansdale, with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories, an Overton Family Service, Waterloo.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Condolences may be left at www.parrottandwood.com.
Chuck enjoyed planning family gatherings, golfing, camping, playing cards and handing out presents at Christmas time. He loved to ride his Harley and spend time with family and friends.
Ivadell V. Primrose
JESUP -- Ivadell Virginia Primrose, of Davenport, died Sunday, June 9, at the Good Samaritan Society in Davenport.
She was born Oct. 28, 1925, in Breda, daughter of Richard and Wilhelmina (Nachtigal) Krenzien. On Sept. 13, 1945, she married Joseph Stewart Primrose in Washington D.C.
She was a graduate of New London High School. Ivadell was a homemaker. She and Joe started a family business, Primrose Heating and Air Conditioning in Jesup. She managed the business side of the family firm for many years before retiring. Ivadell was an active member of the Christian Reformed Church in Parkersburg and a past member of the Scottish Heritage Society.
Survived by: her children, Stewart Primrose, Kathryn “Kay” (Terry) Bahl and Virginia “Gin” (Randy) Popham; her grandchildren, Jeremy (Tracey) Bahl, Allison (Andrew) Flanscha, Tim (Rochelle) Turner and Kimberly (Boyd) Daniel; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Annabelle Frakes; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: her husband; her parents; and a sister, Mary Ann Schei.
Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, June 13, at the Alice Church of God, 17168 270th St., Conrad, with burial in Alice Union Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before services. Mitchell Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Condolences may be left at www.mitchellfh.com.
She had a passion for gardening, quilting, music and spending time with her family.
CEDAR FALLS -- Jack Hanson, 86, of Cedar Falls, died Monday, June 10, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo.
He was born Oct. 1, 1932, in Elgin, son of Melvin and Cleo (Gilbert) Hanson.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1951-55. As an educator, Jack was a teacher and then an elementary principal in the Waterloo School District and later taught at Hawkeye Community College, also in Waterloo.
Survived by: his wife, Mary Lou Hanson of Cedar Falls; his children, Greg Hanson of Cedar Falls, Brent Hanson of Washington state and Valerie Roach of Plainfield; his stepchildren, Todd (Alice) Redalen of Edgerton, Wis., and Krisha Clopton of Superior, Colo.; four grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; a brother, Jim (Carla) Hanson of Clermont; and a sister-in-law, Dee Hanson of Des Moines.
Preceded in death by: his parents; a brother, Robert Hanson; and a sister, Doris (Lyle) Martin.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at St. John Lutheran Church, with burial in Fairview Cemetery, with military honors conducted by Cedar Falls AMVETS Post 49. Visitation will be one hour before services at the church. Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials: may be directed to the St. John Lutheran Church or Cedar Valley Hospice.
Condolences may be left at www.DahlFuneralHome.com.
Iona M. Diederich
WATERLOO -- Iona Diederich, 90, of Hiawatha, formerly of Waterloo, died Friday, June 7, at the Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy after a brief illness.
She was born Oct. 26, 1928, in Dunkerton to Roy and Clara Cummings. She married Alex Diederich on Oct. 18, 1955, at St. John's Church.
Iona was a full-time mother and homemaker in Waterloo. She also was an artist. She and Alex moved to Hiawatha in 2015 to be closer to family.
Survived by: her husband; a daughter, Jayne Griffin of Cedar Rapids; three sons, Chris (Julie) of Jacksonville, Fla., Barry of Daly City, Calif., and Andy (Kayleen) of Hiawatha; grandchildren, Brad, Jill, Elizabeth, Scott, Christine, Ian and Maren; and great-grandchildren, Maddie, Macs and Brantley.
Preceded in death by: her parents; a sister, Dorothy; and two brothers, Clayton and Howard.
Services: 10 a.m. Friday, June 14, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Hiawatha. Visitation will be for an hour before services at the church.
Memorials in lieu of flowers: may be directed to the Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, 315 18th Ave. Hiawatha 52233; or Last Hope Animal Rescue, 1823 16th Ave, SW, Cedar Rapids 52404.
Online condolences may be left at iowacremation.com.
Iona enjoyed sewing and making her own clothing in younger years. Baking was her specialty; cinnamon rolls, cakes, pies, cookies. She had a love for animals, particularly cats.
Iona loved being a mother and grandparent -- everyone was welcome in her home and was always offered a cup of coffee and something to eat.
Kenneth M. "Ken" Limberg
CEDAR FALLS -- Kenneth M. "Ken" Limberg, 83, of Cedar Falls, died Sunday, June 9, at Cedar Valley Hospice Home of heart failure.
He was born May 18, 1936, in Woden, son of Conrad and Marie Meyer Limberg. He married Beverly K. Haack on Aug. 30, 1962, in Titonka; she preceded him in death Feb. 4, 2010.
Ken was a 1954 graduate of Woden High School. He worked as a buyer for John Morrell Co. for 15 years, retiring in 2000. He served in the U.S. Army from 1958-61.
He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, where he was very active. He volunteered at the Salvation Army, Meals on Wheels and at his church.
Survived by: a son, David (Kristy) Limberg of Shakopee, Minn.; a daughter, Charlene (Charles) Sliger of Waterloo; seven grandchildren, RaeLynn (Alex) Lamminen and Jacob Limberg, both of Shakopee, Brandon Sliger of Pauls Valley, Okla., Alicia (Shannon) Pharaoh of Duncan, Okla., Jesse Sliger of Lindsay, Okla., and Ethan and Grace Sliger of Waterloo; nine great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; two sisters, Doris Leuwerke of Britt and Mavis Weaver of Paullina; and a brother, Art Limberg of Decorah.
Preceded in death by: his parents; his wife; and a brother, Don Limberg.
Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Waterloo. Family will receive friends for an hour before the service at the church. Private family inurnment will be in the Woden Christian Reformed Church Cemetery. Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials: may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice Home, 2101 Kimball Ave. No. 401, Waterloo 50702.
Online condolences may be left at www.kearnsfuneralservice.com.
Service Notice: Alberta Hanson
INDEPENDENCE -- Alberta Hanson, 73, of Independence, died Saturday, June 8; services 10:30 A.M. Thursday, June 13, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Winthrop, with burial at the church cemetery; visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at Fawcett Funeral Home in Winthrop, (319) 935-3327; condolences at www.fawcettsfuneralhome.com.
Barbara McGrane (1963-2019)
FAIRBANK -- Barbara Ann McGrane, 56, of Fairbank, died Saturday, June 8, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo of cancer.
She was born May 1, 1963, daughter of Allen and Rita (Kies) Hummel. She married Dennis McGrane on Feb. 18, 1984, at St. Athanasius Catholic Church in Jesup.
She graduated from Jesup High School in 1981. Barb stayed busy with her house cleaning and painting business until health issues forced her to slow down.
Survived by: her husband; two sons, Jordan of Jesup and Troy of Fairbank; her mother of Jesup; two brothers, Bill (Karlene) Hummel and Steve (Dana) Hummel, both of Jesup; her father-in-law, Max McGrane of Fairbank; a brother-in-law, Dan (Luan) McGrane of Cedar Falls; a sister-in-law, Barb (Wade) Brennan of Fairbank; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: her father; her mother-in-law, Charlotte McGrane; a nephew, Carson McGrane; and her paternal and maternal grandparents.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 13, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fairbank, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:15 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at Woods Funeral Home, with a 4 p.m. parish rosary. Visitation also one hour before services Thursday at the funeral home
Memorials: may be directed to the family for later designation.
Condolences can be left at www.woodsfuneralhome.net.
She enjoyed the outdoors whether it be working in the yard or relaxing with friends and family. Barb was a fan of the Milwaukee Brewers and Alabama Crimson Tide. She loved her family with all of her heart and she will be deeply missed by all of them.
Marilynn R. Peters (1934-2019)
CEDAR FALLS -- Marilynn R. Peters, 84, of Cedar Falls, formerly of Waterloo, died Sunday, June 9, at NewAldaya Lifescapes.
She was born Oct. 1, 1934, in Chicago, daughter of Carl and Bertha Sampson Mikkelson. She married Lowell Brown in 1953; they later divorced. She married Edward "Eddie" Charles Peters on June 19, 1976, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.
Marilynn graduated from Minneota High School in 1952 in Minnesota. She worked as an assembler for Waterloo Industries for 34 years until retiring in 1996.
Survived by: her husband; three sons, Dave (Theresa Barry) Brown of Crystal, Minn., Steve (Debbie) Brown of Waterloo and Kevin (Linda) Brown of Andover‚ Minn.; daughter-in-law, Nancy Brown of St. Francis‚ Minn.; two stepsons, Dave (Diane) Peters of White Bear, Minn., and Tony (Jean) Peters of Waterloo; two stepdaughters, Chris (Don) Backens of Rapid City‚ S.D., and Sue (Bill) Eddy of Waterloo; 21 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; a sister, Carol Cameron of Camden‚ N.J.; and a brother, Howard Huso of Ghent, Minn.
Preceded in death by: her parents; first husband; a son, Douglas Brown; a daughter-in-law, Kevin Diane Brown; two brothers, Verden Mikkelson and Elroy Mikkelson; and a stepgrandson, Brad Peters.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 13, at Hagerman Baptist Church, with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Locke Funeral Home and for an hour before services at the church.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Condolences may be left at www.lockefuneralhome.com.
For many years Marilynn assisted in children's Christian education at Burton Avenue Baptist Church. She was a very proud Sunday school teacher for over 30 years. She loved dancing, making birthday cards, taking pictures and was a people person.
WATERLOO -- Timothy J. Staley, 72, of Waterloo, died Saturday, June 8, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
He was born Feb. 27, 1947, in Decorah, son of Earl “Ray” and Lucille A. Kafka Staley. He married Carol Jean Hoffert, and they were later divorced. He married Cindy E. Smock Brace on Dec. 3, 1994, in Waterloo.
He graduated from South Winneshiek High School in Calmar in 1965. He earned his undergraduate degree from Loras College in Dubuque in 1969 and his master's degree from the University of Northern Iowa. Tim was director of Black Hawk County Relief Office for many years and then worked in outreach for Black Hawk/Grundy Mental Health Center until his retirement. He was an active member of Grace Fellowship Church in Waterloo
Survived by: his wife; a son, Michael Staley of North Liberty; two daughters, Julie (Jhong) Tanay of Independence and Julie Brace (Boyd) Borton of La Porte City; a son-in-law, Jeff Aufdencamp of Columbus, Ohio; a daughter-in-law, Mandy (Tom) Sullivan of Cedar Rapids; eight grandchildren, S. Gabrielle Aufdencamp, Kohl Aufdencamp, Hannah Borton, Sam Staley, Lizzie Borton, Aaron Tanay, Jon Borton and Paige Staley; a sister, Deborah Staley Buchheit of Center Point; a brother, Galen (Deann) Staley of New Hampton; two sisters-in-law, Deb (Tom) Jarnagin of Marysville, Wash., and DeeAnn (Jim) Koch of Oshkosh, Wis.; two brothers-in-law, C. Dean (Deb) Smock of Buena Vista, Colo., and D. Kent (Caitlin) Smock of Waterloo; and numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: his parents; a daughter, Jodi Brace Aufdencamp; a sister, Victoria Staley Rosenberg; and his father-in-law, Howard Smock.
Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, June 13, at Grace Fellowship Church in Waterloo. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, and for an hour before services Thursday, all at the church. Cremation rites will be accorded following services, and inurnment will be at 1 p.m. Friday, June 14, at Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery. Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials in lieu of flowers: may be directed to Grace Fellowship Church, 1760 Williston Ave., Waterloo 50701.
Condolences may be expressed at www.KearnsFuneralService.com.
Tim enjoyed flower gardening, golfing and spending time with his grandchildren.