Obituaries and service notices in the Courier today.
Joyce I. Karr
DENVER — Joyce I. Karr, 73, of Denver, formerly of Waterloo, died Tuesday, June 4, at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital.
She was born Sept. 14, 1945, in Waterloo, daughter of Raymond and Irene Brickman Jorgenson. She married Roger A. Karr on May 9, 1965, at Grace Lutheran Church in Waterloo.
Joyce graduated from Waterloo West High School in 1963. She had mostly been a homemaker as well as owner and operator of The Rocking Horse. She worked at Hobby Lobby for several years.
She was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church in Waterloo where she was active in Bible study for over 30 years.
Survived by: her husband; a daughter, Angela (Trevor) Holman of Denver; a son, Chad (Holly) Karr of Waterloo; four grandchildren, Mitchell (Samantha) Karr, Melissa Siglin, Ellie Karr and Nicholas Holman; two sisters, Jane Miller of Lampasas, Texas, and Jacqueline “Jackie” Jorgenson of Blair, Neb.; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: her parents; and a sister, Joan Wolf.
Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 10, at Ascension Lutheran Church, Waterloo. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at Locke Funeral Home, Waterloo, and for an hour before services at the church.
Memorials: may be directed to the family for a memorial fund to be established.
Condolences may be left at www.lockefuneralhome.com.
Joyce was very crafty and a very good painter. She enjoyed playing games and could make a game out of everything.
Robert F. Ziegenhorn
RAYMOND — Robert F. Ziegenhorn, 92, of Raymond, died Jan. 21 at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital, Waterloo.
He was born Oct. 6, 1926, in Fisher, Ark., son of Harry L. and Anna E. Schulze Ziegenhorn. He married Christeen O. Glass on March 19, 1944, in Jonesboro, Ark.; she died Sept. 16, 2015.
He farmed in Arkansas until moving to Iowa in 1950. He worked at Rath Packing Co., in maintenance for the city of Waterloo, and began his career as a machinist at John Deere in 1951, retiring in 1981.
He was a member of the UAW Local 838.
Survived by: two sons, Stephen P. (Cynthia) Ziegenhorn of Des Moines and Donald R. (Valarie) Ziegenhorn of Waterloo; two daughters, Terry R. Cooper of Spring Lake Park, Minn., and Vickie J. (Rick) Grattan of Harrison, Ark; six grandchildren, Amy (J. Patrick Bertroche) Ziegenhorn, Kiann (Jason) Leonard, Jacob (Kristine) Ziegenhorn, Sarah (Matthew Simmons) Grattan, Jennifer (Ryan) Winkle and Anna (Brett) Young; 14 great-grandchildren, AJ, Simon and Roger Leonard, Shay, Devin, Derek and Nick Ziegenhorn, Hattie and Everlee Simmons, Asher and Olivia Winkle, and Cedric, Cecelia and Calvin Young; two great-great-grandchildren, Lyliana Martinez and SahMya Washington; and a special friend, Bobbye Callahan.
Preceded in death by: his parents; his wife; a son-in-law, Curtis Cooper; five brothers, Vernon, Clyde, Floyd, Louis and Wayne Ziegenhorn; and a sister, Ruth Tuseth.
Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 10, at Locke Funeral Home, with burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Raymond. Visitation will be for an hour before services at the funeral home.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Condolences may be left at www.LockeFuneralHome.com.
After retirement, Robert and Christeen moved to Mountain Home, Ark., where he enjoyed fishing, boating and spending summers with his grandchildren at the lake. They moved back to Iowa after 25 years in Arkansas. He loved planting his garden, tinkering and he was a gifted story teller. But most of all he loved his family.
WATERLOO — Shirley Merry, 92, of Waterloo, died Wednesday, June 5, at Sunrise Hill Care in Traer.
She was born Feb. 27, 1927, in Waterloo. She married William Merry in 1948 after his return from serving during World War II. He preceded her in death in 1973.
Shirley attended Waterloo East High School. Throughout her life, she worked as a cook in the food services and restaurant business until retiring in 1985.
Survived by: a brother, Jack Beard; five children, Dan Merry (Janet) of Des Moines, Diane Peters (David) of White Bear Lake, Minn., Randy Merry (Peggy) of Rochester, Minn., Karen Seko (Stephan) of Downers Grove, Ill., and Sharon Geltz of Cedar Falls; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Preceded in death by: her husband; her parents, Cecil and Mabel Beard; a sister, Beverly; and five brothers, LaVerne, Clarence, Duane, Richard and Gary.
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, Cedar Falls, with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery, Waterloo. Visitation will be for an hour before services Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials: may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice, 310 G Ave., Grundy Center 50638; or Unity Presbyterian Church in Waterloo.
Online condolences may be left at www.DahlFuneralHome.com.
Barbara Joan Bowman
CEDAR FALLS – Barbara Joan Bowman, 83, of Cedar Falls, died Tuesday, June 4, at her home.
She was born Feb. 29, 1936. in Alden, daughter of Houston and Helen (Baseler) Lamberson. She married James Bowman on Oct. 16, 1956, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.
She was employed as a secretary for the University of Northern Iowa and was then a rural route carrier for the United States Postal Service, retiring in 1998.
Survived by: her husband; three children, Heidi (Stephen) Aldrich of Cedar Falls, Brian (Wendy) Bowman of Cedar Falls and Amy (Gregg) Mattox of Omaha, Neb.; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: a son, Michael James Bowman.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 10, at Prairie Lakes Church, with burial in Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens, both in Cedar Falls. Visitation from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at Richardson Funeral Service and also for one hour before the service at the church.
Memorials: may be directed to UnityPoint Hospice or to the family for designation at a later date.
Condolences may be left at www.richardsonfuneralser vice.com.
FINCHFORD — Gerry Lou Rindels, 78, of Finchford, died at home Tuesday, June 4.
She was born Jan. 10, 1941, in Waterloo, daughter of Charles Daniel and Florence (Dray) Newell. She married Roger Rindels on Dec. 20, 1958, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. He preceded her in death.
Gerry attended Janesville High School. She was a wife and mother of five children.
Survived by: her daughter, Kelly (Jaime) Pastor of Bedford, N.H.; three sons, Chris (Denise) Rindels of Rockford, Ill., Tony Rindels of Finchford and Nick (Carrie Jo) Rindels of Dewar; a foster son, Rick (Mary) Swarts of New Hartford; seven grandchildren; a brother, David (Pat) Newell of Bedford, Texas; two sisters, Sandra Laube of Waverly and Nancy (Bill Bloker) Millsap of Janesville; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; a daughter, Julie; and a son, Tim.
Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home, Waverly. Family will greet friends Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of service.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Online condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com.
Gerry will be remembered as the glue that held her family together. She was an avid reader and an excellent cook and baker. She was a proud homemaker and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. Gerry was an enthusiastic Iowa Hawkeyes fan and loved out-fishing her boys.
WATERLOO — Todd McCarty, 61, of Waterloo, died at home Monday, June 3, of cancer.
He was born in 1958, son of Richard and Pauline McCarty.
Survived by: his wife, Kathi Young; children, Jennifer (Ryan) Murphy, Crystal (Steve) McCarty-Peters, Amber (Cory) Chapman, Brandy Allen and Jordan Freeman; grandchildren, Michael (Brennah) Jones, Mack (Bobbi) Jones, Morgan Jones, Max Jones, Logan Peters, Ethan Northness, Finn Northness, Noah Chapman, Lily Chapman, Brandon Lisby, Joseph Johnson, Brianna Johnson and Dejuan Johnson; a great-granddaughter; Aria Jones; and a great-grandson on the way; his siblings, Larry (Linda), Mike, Rick (Carol), Kaye, Nelson (Linda); and many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: his parents; a sister-in-law, Sheila McCarty; his greyhound, Clown; and his cockapoo, Shadow.
Visitation: from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, June 9, at Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories, an Overton Family Service, Waterloo, with a luncheon to follow at the Majestic Moon from 1 to 3 p.m.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Condolences may be left at www.parrottandwood.com.
Todd was a kind soul who found beauty in every sunset and humor in almost everything. He was a hard worker who loved his family fiercely. He was always up for a motorcycle ride and enjoyed road trips with his brothers. He never missed an opportunity to tell those he loved how much they meant to him.
WASHBURN — Velma J. Horn, 80, of Washburn, died Monday, June 3, at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital.
She was born April 9, 1939, in Sumner, daughter of Harold and Melba (Zupke) Wilson. She married Alton Horn on June 14, 1958, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Waterloo.
Velma attended East High School. She was a homemaker, and her primary focus was her family.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Waterloo.
Survived by: her husband; her children, Don (Alisa) Horn of Inverness, Ill., Rosanne Wilson of Fort Dodge, Jim (DeAnn) Horn of Grand Meadow, Minn., Janet (Gary) Olson of Waterloo and Lori Horn of Waterloo; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lavonne (Pat) Feldpouch and Judy (Richard) Derifield, both of Waterloo; a brother-in-law, Bernard Gallmeyer of St. Paul, Minn.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: her parents; a daughter, Jean Marie Horn; two grandchildren, Hannah and Jordan; a sister, Elnora Gallmeyer; three nieces, Debbie Gallmeyer, Vickie Gray and Kim Michelson; and a nephew, Randy Gallmeyer.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 10, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery, both in Waterloo. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel and also for an hour before the service at the church.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Online condolences may be left at www.kearnsfunerals ervice.com.
Velma loved spending time with her family, and enjoyed baking, gardening, playing cards, camping, sewing and going on trips.
Rolland "Rolly" Hummel
REINBECK — Rolland “Rolly” Howard Hummel, 83, of Reinbeck, died Wednesday, June 5, at Parkview Manor Nursing Home in Reinbeck.
He was born Oct. 10, 1935, on the farm near Allison to Harry and Luella (Russler) Hummel. He married Phyllis Dinsdale on Dec. 10, 1958, at Amity Presbyterian Church.
Rolly graduated from Allison High School in 1953 and served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a rifleman from 1954-57, obtaining the rank of sergeant (E-5). Rolly farmed for several years near Allison before moving south of Reinbeck where he farmed for 40 years.
During his service, Rolly received the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and the Reinbeck American Legion.
Survived by: his wife; his children, Melissa Jo (Mel) Sweerin of Waterloo, Michael (Rita) Hummel of Conrad, Jennifer (Mike) Schick of Waterloo and Julie (Mike) Peterson of Reinbeck; grandchildren, Jared (Rachel) Sweerin of Palm Harbor, Fla., Nathan (Melanie) Sweerin of Cedar Falls, Nicholas Sweerin of Colombia, Mo., Sarah (Kyle) Smith of Cedar Rapids, Jacob (Natalie) Hummel of Plymouth, Minn., Jordan (Mandy) Schick of Cedar Falls, Tyler (Hayley) Schick and Lydia (Reed) Dinsdale, both of Des Moines, and Elise, Jed, and Joshua Peterson of Reinbeck; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: his parents; brothers, Harry, Lewis and Robert; and a sister, Lorraine.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Reinbeck, with burial in Reinbeck City Cemetery with military honors performed by the Reinbeck American Legion. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until services. Abels Funeral and Cremation Service, French-Hand Chapel, is assisting the family.
Memorials: may be directed to Parkview or to the family to be donated to a cause in memory of Rolly.
Condolences may be made at www.abelsfuneralhomes.com.
Rolland was strong in his faith, family, and farming. He worked hard to tend to the land, caring for his crops and livestock. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing and working with his horses. Rolland was proud of his grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them and attending their various activities.
Service Notice: Betty Zeman
CEDAR FALLS -- Betty Zeman, 61, of Cedar Falls, died at home Wednesday, June 5, due to glioblastoma; services at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, at Cedar Heights Presbyterian Church in Cedar Falls; visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 10, at Richardson Funeral Service, 266-3525, and also for an hour before the service at the church; condolences left at www.richardsonfuneralservice.com.