Obituaries and service notices in today's Courier.
TRIPOLI — LaVerne William Lobeck, 78, of Tripoli, died Thursday, Nov. 7, at Community Memorial Hospital in Sumner.
He was born Oct. 8, 1941, in Tripoli, son of Carl and Lie Sette (Schultz) Lobeck. On Aug. 30, 1964, he married Pauline Kuker at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church-Artesian.
LaVerne graduated from Tripoli High School in 1959 and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1959-63. He was employed with Bantam Cranes from 1966 until his retirement in 2005. He also farmed on his own and then alongside his son later in life.
Survived by: his wife; a daughter, Deann (James) Daly of Bankston; a son, Jason (Michelle) Lobeck of Tripoli; four grandchildren, Brianna and Natalie Lobeck and James Jr. and Madison Daly; three sisters, Karla Knight, Karen Lobeck and Jacklyn Lobeck; and sisters-in-law, Karen Kuker and Marlene Kuker.
Preceded in death by: his parents; and brothers-in-law, Grover Knight, Laverne Kuker and Lloyd Kuker.
Services: 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, , at Grace Lutheran Church in Tripoli, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly and for an hour before services at the church on Tuesday.
Memorials: may be directed to Grace Lutheran Church in Tripoli.
LaVerne was known to tell jokes and offer one liners to everyone he came across. That sense of humor helped him through two decades of medical diagnoses and treatment. Whether it was running for tractor parts or visiting Norby’s for supplies, LaVerne was always on the go. He cherished time spent with family, especially the grandchildren.
Alexander "Alex" Starbeck
CLEAR LAKE — Alexander “Alex” M. Starbeck, 18, of Clear Lake died Saturday, November 2, 2019 in Clear Lake.
A Celebration of Life will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 11, 2019, at the Surf Ballroom, 460 N. Shore Dr., Clear Lake, with the Rev. Chris Rygh officiating.
Visitation will be from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 10, 2019, at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake.
In Lieu of customary remembrances, the family asks memorials be directed to Clear Lake Yacht Club Sailing Center, www.clycss.com, or Iowa Chapter of American Foundation of Suicide Prevention.
Alexander Michael Starbeck was born May 18, 2001 in Kansas City, MO, son of Michael and Lexa (Quinn) Starbeck. Alex lived in Cedar Falls attending Cedar Falls Schools until his family moved to Clear Lake in November 2015. Alex began eighth grade at Clear Lake Middle School and was scheduled to graduate high school May 2020.
Alex was truly one of a kind. He started sailing at the age of five, spending endless hours on the water with his siblings and friends. As an instructor at the Clear Lake Sailing Center, students looked up to him for his skills, but more importantly his care-free, fun-loving personality. Alex was also passionate about hunting. He cherished his time in the outdoors. Throughout the years, Alex always had a creative sense of style, infectious humor, unique taste in music, and talent for snow and skate boarding. Most of all, he loved deeply and was a friend to all.
Those left to cherish his memory are his parents, Michael and Lexa Starbeck of Clear Lake; his siblings, Ana, Billy, and Danny Starbeck all of Clear Lake; his maternal grandparents, Marilyn and Mac Quinn of Cedar Falls; paternal grandmother, Barb Starbeck of Cedar Falls; Lexa’s sister, Molly Quinn (Paul Moes) of Cedar Falls; Michael’s brothers, Jeff Starbeck, Scot (Suzanne) Starbeck, and Greg (Julie) Starbeck all of Cedar Falls; his loving cousins, Simon, Jenna, Kari, Laura, Skylar, Tyler, Megan, Morgan, and Mattie; as well as numerous beloved friends and extended family members.
Greeting him in heaven is his paternal grandfather, Bob Starbeck.
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. 4th St., Clear Lake. 641-357-2193. ColonialChapels.com.
WATERLOO — Harriette Lois Anderson Whitmer, 82, of Waterloo, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, at MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center.
She was born April 5, 1937, in Forest City, daughter of E. Burdette and Jennie D. Lubben Anderson. She married Richard “Dick” A. Whitmer on July 8, 1960, in Waterloo at Walnut Street Baptist Church; he died June 23, 1994.
Harriette graduated from Forest City High School in 1955 and attended Waldorf College for one year. She worked several administrative jobs throughout her career, the last 12 years with UNI’s department of health, physical education, and leisure services, retiring in 1998.
Harriette was a member of Walnut Ridge Baptist Church for many years.
Survived by: her daughter, Jill (Steven Rewald) Nielsen of Dousman‚ Wis.; a son, Jim (Sandy) Whitmer of Waterloo; four grandchildren, Robert Nielsen, Lisa (Dave) Ebert, Daniel Whitmer and Katherine (Matt) Dalluge; three great-grandchildren, Adrian, Elliot and Ezra Ebert; a brother, Robert (Audrey) Anderson of Surprise‚ Ariz.; two sisters, Loralee (Robert) Baxter of Colon‚ Mich., and Mary Johnson of Dumas‚ Texas; and a sister-in-law, Karen Anderson of The Woodlands‚ Texas.
Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; a brother, Alan Anderson; a brother-in-law, Lyle Johnson; and her cat, Harry.
Services: 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Walnut Ridge Baptist Church, with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church.
Memorials: may be directed to the Grout Museum.
Condolences may be left at www.LockeFuneralHome.com.
Harriette enjoyed traveling. She traveled to Italy, Germany, Portugal, Hong Kong, Virgin Islands, and Venezuela. She loved listening to music and attending concerts at Gallagher Bluedorn. She was also an outstanding cook. Her specialties included apple and gooseberry pie, barbeque ribs, and beef stroganoff. She was an avid cookbook collector.
Verlyn D. "Verl" Knief
DENVER — Verlyn Dale “Verl” Dale Knief, 87, of Waterloo, formerly of Denver and Waverly, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo.
He was born on March 2, 1932, in Bremer County, son of Freidrich Wilhelm and Bertha (Widdel) Knief. On Oct. 5, 1958, he married Nancy Ward at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo. She preceded him in death Nov. 4, 2016.
Verl graduated from East High School in 1950 and then entered the U.S. Marines, serving until 1952. Following his discharge and working a few jobs in the area, he began working for John Deere. He and Nancy made their home in Waterloo for six years and later moved to Cedar Falls. In 1989, they moved to Denver. Verl’s career with John Deere would span almost 60 years. He retired in 1986 and then did contractual work for John Deere and also designed handicapped elevators for Schumacher Elevator. He formally retired from working in 2012.
Survived by: two daughters, Tammy (Johnny) Johnson of Arlington, Texas, and Dawn (Chuck) Tomson of Waterloo; nine grandchildren, Mallory (Jake) Leland, Matthew Johnson, Morgan (Matt) Winkelman, Hope (Cody) Curtis, Alex (Laura) Schneider, Harrison (Amber) Schneider and Megan, Kate and Maddie Tomson; a great grandchild, Ty Marshall Curtis; and a sister-in-law, Jean Knief of Waterloo.
Preceded in death by: his parents; his wife; two brothers, Les Knief and LuVerne Knief; and two sisters, Alvira Kirchoff and Marlys Eick.
Memorial service: 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, at St. John Lutheran Church in Denver, with burial of cremains at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Waterloo. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home, Denver, and also for an hour before the memorial service on Monday.
Memorials: may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice, Waterloo.
Verl was known as a “fix it man” and designed engines and various other things. He received an award in high school for small engine design and later was always fixing things in his garage. Verl was very proud to be part of the Honor Flight and enjoyed the trip.
WATERLOO — Sheridan Knapp, 83, of Henderson, Ky., died Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Beth Haven Nursing Home in Hannibal, Mo.; graveside services and burial will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Garden of Memories in Waterloo. There will be no visitation. The James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal is assisting the family. Memorials may be made to the veterans charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be shared at www.JamesODonnellFuneralHome.com.
TRIPOLI — Lloyd Allen Kuker, 81, of Tripoli, formerly of Waverly, died at home Wednesday, Nov. 6, after a lengthy illness.
He was born on July 10, 1938, near Tripoli, the son of Gustav and Hilda (Bergmann) Kuker. On June 14, 1964, he married Karen Forry at Unity Presbyterian Church in rural Clarksville.
Lloyd graduated from Tripoli High School in 1957. He worked for Potter Siding Creamery in Tripoli, Armour Fertilizer in Waterloo and helped his parents on the farm. In November 1961, Lloyd was drafted into the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany for 18 months where he was a guard on the Berlin Wall during the Berlin Crisis. He then was a Reservist. He worked for Armour, then had several jobs which included Happel Construction, B & B Oil Co., and he continued to help his parents on the farm. In 1973, he went to work for Koerhing Crane (Terex), retiring in 2005. In 1974, Lloyd and Karen purchased the family farm and moved to Tripoli.
Lloyd was a member of Heritage United Methodist Church in Waverly.
Survived by: his wife; a son, Brian of Tripoli; a daughter, Beth (Jeff) Heine of Waverly; a sister, Pauline (LaVerne, who died Nov. 7) Lobeck of Tripoli; a sister-in-law, Marlene Kuker of Readlyn; brothers-in-law, Kenny (Jean) Forry and Keith and Laurie Forry, all of Clarksville; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: his parents; a brother, Lavern Kuker; and a nephew, Shane Forry.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Heritage United Methodist Church in Waverly, with burial in Lowell Cemetery, rural Clarksville, with military honors by AMVETS Post 30 of Clarksville.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today, Nov. 8, at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly and for an hour before services at the church on Saturday.
Memorials: may be directed to Lloyd’s family or Cedar Valley Hospice.
Lloyd enjoyed working in his shop, restoring tractors and repairing motors. During the summer months he enjoyed spending time along the Mississippi River. When his children were younger, he took them on many vacations. Time with friends and family was his greatest joy in life. He took pride in serving his country and being a farmer.
Roger P. Latting
WATERLOO — Roger P. Latting 68, of Mason City, formerly of Waterloo, died Saturday, Nov. 2, at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center in Mason City.
He was born on March 12, 1951, in Waterloo, the son of Cecil and Mildred (Christensen) Latting. He married Jeanne Raines in 1973, and they later divorced.
Roger graduated from Waterloo East High School in 1969 and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was enlisted for 22 years and retired at the rank of gunnery sergeant. After the military Roger was a truck driver for several different companies.
Survived by: four children, Paul Latting of Waterloo, Robert (Heather) Latting of Temecula, Calif., Katie Mullinex of Cedar Falls and Lucy (Gary) Guernsey of Cedar Rapids; six grandchildren; his mother, Mildred Hilleshiem of Waterloo; three sisters, Sue Latting of Cedar Rapids, Cecilia (Ronnie) Nicolaus of Waverly and Sandra Latting of Waterloo; two brothers, Ronald Latting of Waterloo and Christopher (Amy) Hilleshiem of Cedar Rapids; an aunt, Donna (Duane) Holst of Mountain View, Calif.; and an uncle, Earl Christensen of Cedar Rapids.
Preceded in death by: his father; and his stepfather, Eldo “Sam” Hilleshiem.
Services: were 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at Kearns Funeral Service, Kimball Chapel, Waterloo, with burial in Mount Auburn Cemetery.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Condolences may be expressed at www.KearnsFuneralService.com.
Roger was a member of the Patriot Guard and the North IA Marine Corps League. He was very proud of his Corvette and his Harley and loved to spend time with his dogs.
Holly L. Kraft
CEDAR RAPIDS — Holly Lynn Kraft, 38, of Cedar Rapids, died unexpectedly at home on Monday, Nov. 4.
She was born on Oct. 4, 1981, in Iowa City, daughter of Phyllis Kraft and Orlan McCauley.
Holly graduated from Springville High School in 2000. She worked at the Education Station in North Liberty.
Survived by: her mother, Phyllis (Bill) Kohlmeyer of Springville; father, Orlan McCauley (Susan Mulholland) and stepchildren of Marion; a sister, Rachel Wood of Cedar Rapids; nieces Destiny Fairley and Te’Onna Hurt; grandfather, Phil Kraft; grandmother, Beverley Wood; aunts and uncles, Mary (Duane) Kraft-Ewing, Rick Kraft (Pam Bailey), Tanya (Rod) Brekke, Jody (Dick) Petersmith, Stacy (Chandra) Kraft, Jeff (Shannon) Jensen, James (Lisa) Wood, Bonnie Suhr, Alan Kohlmeyer, and many cousins.
Preceded in death by: her grandfather, Theodore Wood; grandmothers, Phyllis Kraft and Margaret Kraft; and aunt, Deanna Jensen.
Celebration of Life: from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at VFW Post No. 788, Cedar Rapids.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Condolences and memories may be left at www.murdochfuneralhome.com.
Holly enjoyed taking care of children, baking, and shopping. She loved having lunch with her grandpa and spending time with her nieces. She was always tech-savvy.
Service Notice: Sharon Briner
WAVERLY -- Sharon Bodecker Briner, 79, of Kansas City, Mo., formerly of Cedar Falls and Waverly, died on Wednesday, Nov. 6, in Kansas City, Kan.; memorial services 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, at St. Timothy's United Methodist Church in Cedar Falls, with private family burial at Harlington Cemetery, Waverly; visitation from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home, Waverly, 352-1187; in lieu of flowers memorials made to Platte Woods United Methodist Church in Kansas City, Mo., or to your local animal rescue organization.
DECORAH — Duane K. Bruening, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019 at Barthell O.E.S. Home in Decorah, Iowa at the age of 90.
Duane is survived by his children: Helen Barbier of Rougemont, Switzerland, Frederick (Tammy) of Grand Blanc, MI, Gregory (Karen) of Decorah, Mary Rayburn (Philip Lee) of Hunt Valley, MD, Keith (Amy) of Decorah, and Elizabeth Bruening of Ankeny,IA; grandchildren, Jocelyn (Joey Clarine), Ashley Eileen, Guy Thomas, Tyler, Camille, Henri, Theresa (Jameson Bamrick), Jacob, Amanda, Gabrielle, Claudia, Michael, Nathaniel, Katherine, Rebecca and August; great-grandchildren, Alayna, Bennett, Fiona and Aurora Eileen; his sister, Loma Carlson of Decorah; two sisters-in-law, Alvina Murphy of Peosta, Iowa and Betty Murphy of Dubuque, Iowa; along with many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Eileen on April 1, 2019, his sons Steven and Michael; his granddaughter Natalie Bruening; sons-in-law, Robert Cowie and Guy Barbier; parents, Leo and Theresa (Baumler) Bruening, his in-laws, James and Lucella (Harks) Murphy, his sister Beverly (Ruen) White, his brother Lowell (Buzz) Bruening, his sister-in-law Sonja (Berg) Bruening, and his brothers-in-law, Don White, Fritz Carlson, Virgil Murphy and Louis Murphy.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Decorah. Burial will be in St. Benedict Catholic Cemetery in Decorah with military honors. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 7, at St. Benedict Catholic Church and on Friday beginning at 10 a.m.
Memorials may be given to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, P.O. Box 379, 502 W. Water St., Decorah 52101 or the Elks Lodge, 105 River St., Decorah 52101.
Fjelstul Funeral Home in Decorah is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.fjelstul.com.
Service Notice: Lloyd A. Kuker
TRIPOLI -- Lloyd A. Kuker, 81, of Tripoli, died at home Wednesday, Nov. 6; services 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Heritage United Methodist Church in Waverly; visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly, 352-1187, and for an hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.
Delores Mae Michaels
CEDAR FALLS – Delores Mae Michaels, 88, of the Western Home Communities, formerly of Waterloo, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Martin Health Center.
She was born Nov. 15, 1930, in Waterloo, daughter of Earl and Marvel (Call) Stuber. She married George Michaels on March 4, 1949, in Waterloo.
She graduated from Waterloo West High School and was employed as a cafeteria worker for the Waterloo Public Schools. She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Waterloo.
Survived by: her husband, of the Western Home Communities; five daughters, Deborah Edwards of Hudson, Toni (Dale) Benda of La Porte City, Kim (Ted) Nicholas of Denver, Tina (Jim) Rowe of La Porte City and Jamie Michaels of Waterloo; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: a son, Jeff; a sister, Patricia Hinde; and two brothers, Russell and Charles Stuber.
Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, with burial in Garden of Memories, both in Waterloo. Visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Richardson Funeral Service and also for one hour before the service at the church.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Condolences may be left at www.richardsonfuneral service.com.
Service Notice: Philbert K. Burnett
WATERLOO -- Philbert K. Burnett died Monday, Oct. 28; memorial service 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Knights of Pythias Hall, 244 Ash St., Waterloo.
TRIPOLI — Elna Marie Bertha Kuecker, 91, of Tripoli, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Tripoli Nursing & Rehab.
She was born July 29, 1928, in Douglas Township, Bremer County, daughter of Edward and Katherine (Fehring) Bergmann. On Aug. 4, 1946, she married Ervin Kuecker at St. John Lutheran Church-Buck Creek, rural Sumner. He preceded her in death in 1989.
Elna attended Sumner and Tripoli High schools and would later receive her G.E.D. She and her husband farmed northwest of Tripoli for 11 years prior to moving to Tripoli in 1958. Elna worked as a demonstrator for Furst-McNess Co. for six years before starting her career at the Tripoli Nursing Home. She worked as a certified medical aide and certified nurse’s aide there for 27 years before retiring in 1993.
After retiring, Elna starting volunteering for Bremer County Hospice, VFW Auxiliary, and the Tripoli Library. She was a longtime member of Grace Lutheran Church in Tripoli, where she was active in Altar Guild.
Survived by: six children, Roger (Kathy) Kuecker of Denver, Larry (Carol) Kuecker of Waverly, Lowell (Debra) Kuecker of Readlyn, Danny (Julie) Kuecker of Ames, JoAnn (Mark) Volker of Fredericksburg and Lynn (Kathleen) Kuecker of Huxley; 23 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and several nieces, nephews and their families.
Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; her son, Allen; two sisters, Clara Bergmann and Viola Young and her husband; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Grace Lutheran Church in Tripoli, with burial at the church cemetery, rural Tripoli. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Rettig Funeral Home in Tripoli and for an hour before services at the church Saturday.
Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnes rettig.com.
She and her husband, Ervin, loved traveling, as their travels took them to 48 states, Canada, and Mexico. Elna’s love for travel continued after Ervin’s death in 1989, when she and her daughter, JoAnn took a trip to Germany for two weeks. She also enjoyed golfing, bowling, and dancing.
Lee Edwin Bertholf
Lee Edwin Bertholf, 77, of Waterloo, died Saturday November 2, 2019, at NewAldaya Care Facility.
A Memorial Service to celebrate Lee’s Life will be held at 11 AM on Saturday Nov. 23, 2019 at Country Side Vineyard Church at 3767 Lafayette Rd, Evansdale IA 50707, with a Luncheon to follow.
His family included: His dog Sugar, 3 sons, Brian (Denice) of Waterloo, Mark (Laurie) Waterloo and Shawn ( Laura) of New Jersey. Five grandchildren, Justin (Kristine), Jordan (Bridget), Jennifer (Zach) of Waterloo and Sadie and Emme of New Jersey. Five great grandchildren. A sister, Sue Christensen of Tennessee.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Dorthy Bertholf, two brothers, Richard and Bill Bertholf.
Kenneth W. DeBerg
GRUNDY CENTER — Kenneth Wayne DeBerg, 78, of Grundy Center, died Sunday, Nov. 3, at Grundy County Memorial Hospital after a short battle with cancer.
He was born Jan. 3, 1941, at Allen Hospital in Waterloo, son of Joseph and Catherine (Bakker) DeBerg. He married Eileen Appel in 1961, and later divorced. Ken married Peg Riebkes in May 1988 at Bethany Presbyterian Church in Grundy Center, which ended in divorce.
He graduated from Dike High School in 1958. Ken then graduated from AIB College in Des Moines. Ken held a few different jobs prior to working for Farmer’s Co-op in both Grundy Center and Reinbeck. Ken worked in the office until he later transferred to driving a feed truck for many years. He also farmed the family farm and raised hogs. Ken was a member of the Grundy Center Fire Department for more than three decades, a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church and later United Reformed Church in Wellsburg.
Survivors: his children, Mike DeBerg of Hudson, Curt (friend Jaclyn) DeBerg of Omaha, Neb., and Tracy (Jeff) Beenken of Grundy Center; step-children Ryan (Mindy) Buseman and Robbyn (Tim) Diamond; grandchildren, Amanda (Chris) Kehe, Alisa, Kylie (friend Sam), Madison (friend Carter), Aurora (friend Colton); great-grandchildren, Kenzie and Kellan; nephews, Mark and Brent Cirksena; and sister-in-law, Lois DeBerg.
Preceded in death by: his parents; and a brother, Craig.
Memorial Service: 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at United Reformed Church, Wellsburg with inurnment at a later date. Visitation will be 3 to 6 p.m. Monday at the church. Abels Funeral and Cremation Service, Engelkes-Chapel, assisting the family.
Memorials in lieu of flowers: may be directed to the family.
Online condolences at www.abelsfuneralhomes.com.
Ken enjoyed many hobbies, and cheering on the Hawkeyes and Chicago Cubs. Ken was known to sing, belonging to a couple different choruses, including the Twin Town Barbershop, Interfaith Chorus, and Relative Sound. He loved the time he got to spend with his children and grandchildren, especially attending their many events.
DENVER — Helen Tena (Flugge) Bartels, 95, of Denver, died Monday, Nov. 4, at Denver Sunset Home, Denver.
She was born June 3, 1924, in Elma, daughter of Elmer and Elsie (Lubbert) Flugge. On June 8, 1944, she married Victor John Bartels at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Elma. He preceded her in death Oct. 27, 1995.
Helen attended school in Elma and Riceville and later earned her G.E.D. She and her husband made their home in the Cedar Falls area, moving to Denver in 1950.
She was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, Denver.
Survivors: a daughter, Judy (Richard) Buss of Denver; a son, Jerry (Susan) Bartels of Buckeye, Ariz.; six grandchildren, Scott (Julie) Buss of Denver, Jeff (Katie) Buss of Cottage Grove, Minn., Dawn (Jim) Parker of Palm Springs, Calif., Diane Bartels of Buckeye, Ariz., Denise Bailey of Peoria, Ariz., and Cheray Bartels of Buckeye, Ariz.; 10 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph of Traer and Roy (Sharon) of Chickasha, Okla.; three sisters, Inez Bode of Rochester, Rosanna (Vern) LaBarge of Nashua, and Clara Freebury of Waverly; two sisters-in-law, Beverly Flugge of Elma and Florence Flugge of St. Ansgar; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Victor; a son, Ronald in infancy; five brothers, Lloyd, Floyd, Alden, Donald and Melvin; four sisters, Leona Reetz, Alvina Jordan, and Malinda and Delphine in infancy; and several nieces and nephews.
Services: 11 a.m. today, Nov. 7, at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Denver with burial in St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation is 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the church. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Denver is assisting the family, (319) 984-5379.
Memorials: to the family.
Online condolences at www.kaisercorson.com.
She baked goodies to sell and did child care out of the home and in home. She loved to dance; she and Victor did a mean Polka.
Service Notice: LaVonne J. Roth
WATERLOO --- LaVonne J. Roth, 96, of Blue Springs, Mo., and formerly of Waterloo, died Saturday, Nov. 2, at home. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Garden View Chapel with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery. Visitation is for an hour prior to services at Garden View Chapel; memorials to Kindred At Home Hospice, 4911 S. Arrowhead Drive, Suite 310, Independence, MO, 64055. Kearns Funeral Service is assisting the family, www.KearnsFuneralService.com.