Obituaries and service notices in the Courier today.
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.
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 degree in business management. In 2010, he retired from Pepsi Cola after working there for 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 at 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 spending time with family and friends.
WAVERLY – Matilda Perry, daughter of Lisa Marie (Steffen) and Christian Lee Perry, died Wednesday, June 5, before she was born of Edward’s Syndrome, a genetic disorder.
Survived by: her parents, Christian and Lisa Perry of Waverly; a four-year-old brother, Weston; a two-year-old sister, Elizabeth; maternal grandparents, Bob and Wendy Steffen of Dewar; paternal grandmothers, Susan Perry of Waverly and Floralyn Groff of Cedar Falls; paternal great-grandmother, Lois (Penny) Brown of Cedar Falls; maternal great-grandparents, Margaret Steffen of Dunkerton and Alice and James Wright of Dewar; great-great-grandmother, Christina Freund of Staceyville; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Preceded in death by: her paternal grandfather, Dave Perry; paternal great-grandfather, Edward Brown; and maternal great-grandfather, Cletus Steffen.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 10, 2019, at St. Francis Catholic Church – Barclay, Dunkerton, with burial in St. Francis Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home, Readlyn.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com.
On Sept., 2018, her parents were excited to learn the Perry family was expanding. On Jan. 23, 2019, they named her Matilda, which means warrior. On Feb. 4, 2019, Matilda was diagnosed with Edward’s Syndrome. From early on, Matilda was very active, feisty and seemed to have a mind of her own. She seemed to be a warrior from the start.
Richard “Dick” D. Dolash
WATERLOO — Richard “Dick” D. Dolash, 79, of Altoona, formerly of Waterloo, died Friday, June 7,at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines.
He was born December 17, 1939, in Waterloo, son of Delmar and Elda (Gronwoldt) Dolash.
He earned a bachelor of science and engineering degree and worked as a civil engineer for Polk County for 22 years. Dick was a member of Ivy United Methodist Church and American Society of Civil Engineers, and he enjoyed raising show rabbits.
Survived by: his wife of 51 years, Sharon; a son, Steve (Jim Weiss) Dolash of Ankeny; a daughter, Stephanie (Scott) Myers of Blain, Penn.; three grandchildren, Elizabeth, Jessica and Savanna; and two great-grandchildren, Johnny and Jocelyn.
Preceded in death by: his parents; a sister, Virginia Morgan; a daughter, Shellie; and a grandson, Dylan.
Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, at Iles Grandview Park Chapel, where the family will receive friends for an hour before the service. Burial will be in Canfield Cemetery, Ivy.
Memorials: may be made to Ivy United Methodist Church.
Condolences are welcome at www.IlesCares.com
Travis J. Cushion
FAIRBANK — Travis J. Cushion, 43, of Fairbank, died Monday, June 3, at University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City, of cancer.
He was born Oct. 27, 1975, the son of Al “Bugs” and Teresa Cushion.
Travis graduated from Wapsie Valley Community Schools and enrolled at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and graduated with a BFA in graphic design in 1998. After working in his field of specialty for a period of time, he started his own company, 2BDI Ink. Travis through his work was influential in the dirt racing community, designing magazines, catalogs, and fliers for many different businesses.
Survived by: his father, of Fairbank; and a brother, Eric “Bean” Cushion of Wisconsin. Preceded in death by: his mother; and his sister, Traci.
Visitation and Celebration of Life: from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 15, at Woods Funeral Home in Fairbank.
Memorials: may be directed to the family at 213 E. Main St. Fairbank 50629.
Online condolences can be left at www.woodsfuneralhome.net.
Travis cherished spending time with friends and family. He loved to travel to meet with clients, and share his wisdom. He gave of himself to help brighten the day of everyone around him. Whether it be a smart joke, or a conversation over dinner, he always made time for those he loved.
Richard “Dick” F. Woodley
DIKE — Richard “Dick” F. Woodley, 82, of Dike, died Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Creekside Living in Grundy Center.
He was born Nov. 27, 1936, at home in Dougherty, son of Ray and Maggie Woodley. He married Nancy Hagge on Nov. 28, 1959, at St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Ames.
He graduated from Hansell High School in 1955 and worked at Chapin Hardware in Hampton. Dick attended the University of Iowa then graduated with a teaching degree from Mankato State. He taught at Dike High School from 1961 through 1968. He also worked at Kaser Construction and sold mobile homes in Minnesota at Suburban Homes and Northland Homes. In 1969, he opened Countryside Homes Sales east of Dike and later a second location in Waterloo. He owned and operated Koehler Mobile Home Park in Conrad, worked for the engineering firm AE Com, formerly Brice Petrides, and was employed by FEMA, preparing housing for families after Hurricane Francis in Florida in 2004.
He was on the Dike School Board from 1974 to 1983, was a charter member of the Dike Lions Club and was a member of St Gabriel’s Catholic Church in rural Reinbeck.
Survived by: his wife; four children, Cathy (Dan) Baker, Steve (Jennifer) Woodley, Susie (Ashley Beninga) Woodley and Mark (Rachael) Woodley; 15 grandchildren, Jessica, Sam (Tina), Mitchell (Katelyn), Jackson, Natalie, Hannah, Mallory, Anthony, Isaiah, Olivia, Lucy, Gwendlyn, Joshua, Evelyn and Cullen; three great-grandchildren, Asher, Amelia and Claire; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: his parents; two sisters, Beverly Woodley and June Creese; and a brother, Darrell “Bud” Woodley.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, County Rd T55 (U Avenue), Reinbeck, with burial at a later date. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Abels Funeral and Cremation Service–Dike Chapel, and continue for one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday.
Memorials: may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice.
Recanting fishing tales of fishing expeditions in Minnesota and Canada was a favorite pastime. He obtained his private pilot’s license and instrument rating, and even survived an airplane crash in the hills of Arkansas! Winters were spent in Sun City, Fla., and summers in Pike Bay in Minnesota, but he was fond of living in Dike, Iowa, for over 55 years.