Obituaries and service notices in the Courier today.
WATERLOO — Teresa Joice Bultsma was born May 9, 1959, to Rex and Madelyn Joice (Standley) Fuller, in Waterloo, Iowa. She passed away at the Comfort House in Pella on June 6, 2019.
She is survived by husband, Orville; their daughters: Tessa and Kaylee; her parents, Rex and Joice Fuller; her sisters: Rebecca (Neil) Mills of Ainsworth, Iowa, Fonda Fuller of Waterloo, Iowa, and Karla (Ray) Ainsworth of Independence, Iowa and many other family members.
Visitation and Celebration of Life will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at the Church of Christ in Cedar Falls, with a service to follow.
Doña Rosa Maria Escudé de Findlay
Doña Rosa Maria Escudé de Findlay, 83, of Cedar Falls, IA, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at NewAldaya Lifescapes in Cedar Falls.
Rosa Maria was born in San Juan, PR, to Josefa and Francisco Escudé on March 13, 1936. She was married to Donald T. Findlay on January 4, 1961 in Caguas, PR.
Rosa Maria was a person of many accomplishments and honors. She received a B.A. from the University of Puerto Rico, and M.A. (Ed) from the University of Northern Iowa. She taught Spanish to students of all ages in San Juan, PR, for 3 years; University of Northern Iowa Malcom Price Laboratory School for 37 years; Wartburg College; and Valley Lutheran School for 2 years as a volunteer. She was a veteran of the United States Naval Reserve serving as a Mess Specialist having fed Navy SEALs at Coronado, CA. She was a member of the AMVETS Auxiliary (Life) and Lions Club. Rosa Maria strongly believed in service to others and her community providing Spanish translation services for local and regional medical and court systems. She served many years on the Iowa Latino Affairs Commission, Cedar Falls Human Rights Commission, was a founding and board member of El Centro Latino Americano, and was a 1999 inductee into the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame. She lived a life of giving often supporting those in need of assistance in education, basic needs, and general support. She was fond of her fluffy friends and the joy they brought. Of all her accomplishments, Rosa Maria once said she was most proud of her children and grandchildren.
Rosa Maria is preceded in death by her parents.
Rosa Maria is survived by her husband of 58 years, Donald; children, Josefa Margarita (Joel) Poppen of Ankeny, IA, and Donald Frank (Teresa) Findlay of Northfield, MN; siblings, Providencia Escudé Ortiz and Tony Rios; grandchildren, Andrew (Jennifer Koska) Poppen, Benjamin Poppen, Cole Poppen, Chelsea Findlay, and Donald Findlay; great-granddaughter Evelyn Findlay; and the extended Ortiz and Findlay families.
Rosa Maria will receive a burial at sea by the United States Coast Guard in the Caribbean near Puerto Rico. A celebration of life will be held later at a location and date yet to be determined.
Condolences to the Dahl – Van Hove – Schoof Funeral Home, 1825 W 12th Street, Cedar Falls, IA, 50613; or online at www.DahlFuneralHome.com.
Memorials may be directed to the Hispanic Federation Unidos Program to Support Puerto Rico www.hispanicfederationunidos.org, or the Price Lab History Project through the Ross A. Nielsen Foundation/Alumni and Friends of Price Laboratory School c/o the UNI Foundation at https:/www.adv.uni.edu/foundationledgeform.aspx.
The family of Rosa Maria wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the caring staff of the Cascade wing at NewAldaya Lifescapes, Lorraine Baker, Glenda Perez Christensen, Ana Luhring, the Sanchez Family, and the staff of St. Croix Hospice.
Service Notice: Dennis Wilson
WASHBURN -- Dennis B. Wilson, 64, of Washburn, died Sunday, June 9, at Woodward Resource Center; graveside services 2 p.m. Friday, June 14, at the West View Cemetery in La Porte City; La Porte City Funeral Home, 342-3131, in charge of arrangements.
Howard H. Pippert
REINBECK – Howard Henry Pippert, 89, of Reinbeck, died Monday, June 10, at Parkview Manor Care in Reinbeck.
He was born Feb. 14, 1930, in rural Dysart, son of Benjamin and Mary (Schmidt) Pippert. He married Patricia Caster in 1952.
He graduated from Dysart High School and was a member of the Dysart United Methodist Church. He also served on the Dysart Cemetery board, was the Monroe Township clerk, and was a member of the American Legion. Howard served in the Army during the Korean Conflict and returned home to farm near Dysart. He moved to Reinbeck in 2015 to be near his son.
Survived by: his children, Sandy (Ron) Gerlt of Red Oak, Tom (Diane) Pippert of Reinbeck, Craig (Susie) Pippert of Mason City and Sharon (Craig) Nolin of Virginia Beach, Va.; a sister-in-law, Pat Caster of Sun City West, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: his parents; his wife of 51 years, Pat; his sisters, Franny Degner, Violetta Schuchart, Marie Bendull, Dorothy Halupnik and Kathryn (Ocheltree) Neymeyer; his brothers-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 17, at Dysart United Methodist Church, with burial in Dysart Cemetery, with military rites conducted by the Dysart American Legion. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at the church. Overton Funeral Home, Dysart, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Condolences may be left at www.overtonfuneralhomes.com.
Howard loved visiting with people and shared his gift of singing at church, weddings and funerals. He loved spending time with his family, especially the little ones. He was an avid reader, and Pat and Howard enjoyed square dancing for many years. He was always willing to help a neighbor or friend.
WAVERLY — Donna Marie Fischer, 71, of Waverly, died unexpectedly Sunday, June 9, in Marshalltown, while attending the AMVETS State Convention.
She was born Feb. 7, 1948, in Waverly, daughter of Francis and Helen (Rieken) Fischer.
Donna lived her entire life in Waverly. She graduated from Waverly-Shell Rock High School in 1966, began her career at Lutheran Mutual in November 1966 and retired from CUNA Mutual in June 2017.
She was currently the Ladies Auxiliary president of Waverly Post 79 and AMVETS Department of Iowa Ladies Auxiliary second vice. She had also served as State Auxiliary president in 2004 and again from 2007-2008.
Survived by: two sisters, Betty Yanna of Lancaster, Wis., and Nancy (Philip) Brand of Vancouver, Wash.; a brother, Jim (Michele) Fischer of Waverly; nieces Tami Yanna, Alison Wu, Erin Brand and Ashley Fischer; and five grand-nieces and a grand-nephew.
Preceded in death by: her parents.
Services: 11 a.m. Monday, June 17, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School in Waverly, with private family burial at a later date in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly and for an hour before services at the church on Monday.
Memorials: may be directed to the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School.
Online condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com.
Donna led a life of service to the Ladies AMVETS Auxiliary and thoroughly enjoyed events with her AMVETS family. She also enjoyed reading, antiquing, traveling and family gatherings.
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.