Obituaries and service notices in the Courier from today.
Service Notice" Howell 'Roy' Watts
CEDAR FALLS --- Howell “Roy” Watts of Cedar Falls, formerly of Readlyn, died Friday, April 19, at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital. Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 25, at Crossroads Assembly of God Church, 3205 Bethel St. Waterloo; burial in Oaklawn Cemetery, Cresco. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at Locke Funeral Home, Waterloo, 233-6138; memorials to the family. Online condolences at www.lockefuneralhome.com
Donald R. Page (1931-2019)
WATERLOO — Donald Ray Page, 87, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Waterloo, died at home March 1 of cancer.
He was born May 18, 1931, in Dows, son of John and Emily (Hemenway) Page. He married Darlene Preston in 1952 and later was divorced. In 1970, he married Frances Knock in Moline, Ill.
He graduated from Dows High School in 1948 and served in the Navy from 1949 to 1953. He retired from John Deere in 1987 and served as president of the UAW during his time there. Donald served on the Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors from 1988 to 1991. He was a member of various clubs and organizations such as the UAW 838, Evansdale AMVETS Post 31, American Legion, Moose, Masonic Lodges and Elk-Kahir Shrine.
Survived by: his wife; his children, Jeff Page, Pamela (Carl) Page, Lori (Larry) Olson, Patti (Jerry) Bemrich, Julie (Mike) Page-Ariza and Ricky Page; his stepchildren, Victoria (Jim) Ellis and Carla (Mark) Bergmeier: a sister, Marilyn Curley; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: his parents; a brother, Jack Page; and his son, Douglas Page.
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at Evansdale AMVETS Post 31, 706 Colleen Ave., Evansdale. Visitation is from 10:30 to 11 a.m. before services at the Post. Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories, an Overton Family Service, Waterloo, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Condolences may be left at www.parrottandwood.com.
Donald enjoyed golfing, fishing, spending time with his grandkids, gardening, politics and travel.
Kathryn Schiel (1950-2019)
WATERLOO — Kathryn Elaine Schiel, 68, of Waterloo, died Wednesday, April 17, at Cedar Valley Hospice Home.
She was born July 11, 1950, in LaCrosse, Wis., daughter of Wayne and Helen Allen. She married Paul Schiel on Oct. 22, 1966, in Waterloo.
Kathy just recently retired.
Survived by: her husband; two daughters, Diane Wilson of Elk Run Heights and Mary (Mark) Bortz of Robins; five grandchildren, Nick Hahn, Kaitlyn (Cody) Schiel-Stewart, McKayla Wilson, Amber and Taryn Bortz; two great-granddaughters, Sofia and Era’Zona (arrival coming soon); five sisters, Shirley (John) Forbes of Waukon, Bonnie Elfers of Lyndon Station, Wis., Mary Allen of Minneapolis, Diana Purvis of Cashton, Wis., and Joy (John) Niday; and a brother, Michael Allen of Waterloo.
Preceded in death by: her parents; two nephews, Daniel Allen and John Forbes Jr.; and three siblings, Donald Valum, Mary Lou Scheel and Ronnie Stevens.
Celebration of Life: 2 p.m. May 11 at the American Legion in Gilbertville.
Cards may be sent to P.O. Box 709, Gilbertville 50634.
Gary F. Uhland (1946-2019)
WATERLOO — Gary F. Uhland, 72, of Waterloo, died Thursday, April 18, at Cedar Valley Hospice Home.
He was born Oct. 1, 1946, in Long Beach, Calif., son of Floyd and Maxine Reeves Uhland. He married Christine “Chris” Saint on April 14, 1990, in Reinbeck.
Gary graduated from high school in Quincy, Ill., and earned his BBA and MBA from Western Illinois University and ABD on Ph.D. at the University of Iowa. He worked as a college instructor for 20 years and also managed various auto dealerships for 20 years. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era.
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Waterloo.
Survived by: his wife; mother-in-law, Kathryn Saint of Waterloo; two sisters-in-law, Denise Klinefelter of Marshalltown and Vicki (Tim) Stuber of Waterloo; two nephews, Jeremy (Kelly) Klinefelter of Albion and Jason (Rachel) Stuber of Webster City; and a niece, Lindsey (Corey) Frost and their children Vaughn and August of Urbandale.
Preceded in death by: his parents; his father-in-law, Charles Saint; and a brother-in-law, Marvin Klinefelter.
Celebration of Life service: 1 p.m. Friday, April 26, at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel, with military rites conducted by the Becker-Chapman American Legion Post No. 138, V.F.W. Post 1623 and the Iowa National Guard Honors Detail. Visitation will be for an hour before the service.
Memorials in lieu of flowers: may be directed to the Cedar Valley Hospice.
Condolences may be left at www.kearnsfuneralservice.com.
Gary was a kind, loving husband whose mission in life was to make sure his wife was always taken care of. He was a mentor, had a dry sense of humor and always showed a genuine interest in getting to know people.
Sherry J. Frank
Sherry Joan Nothwehr Frank, age 81, of Cary, NC passed away April 16th, 2019. Sherry was born in 1937 in Page County, IA, the daughter of the late Harry and Irma Nothwehr. On July 26, she married Donald Frank of Norfolk, NE. They resided in Readlyn, IA; Bay City, MI; Hastings, NE; Waterloo, IA and Cary, NC.
Sherry served as a Lutheran school teacher for nearly 25 years. Church, school and music played central roles in Sherry’s life. She was very active in school and church activities, often serving as organist for various parishes. After retirement Sherry performed volunteer work at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo.
She is survived by her husband Donald; a son, Randall Frank and his wife Mary of Cary, NC; granddaughters, Hannah and Michelle; and her sister Jean Haake and husband Dale of Fort Dodge, IA.
In addition to her parents, Sherry was preceded in death by two sons, David and Gary; and a daughter Julie Frank Blackwell.
A Memorial Service will be held on May 4th, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Cary, NC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Resurrection Lutheran School, Cary, NC.
Service Notice: Gerald Rose
CRESCO -- Gerald J. Rose, 88, of Cresco, died Wednesday, April 17, at Regional Health Services of Howard County in Cresco; services 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, at Notre Dame Catholic Church, Cresco, with burial with military rites in Calvary Cemetery; visitation 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 22, at Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home, Cresco, (563) 547-3501, and will continue at the church an hour before services Tuesday; condolences at www.Hindtfuneralhomes.com.
Francis “Frank” Merrill (1941-2019)
WATERLOO -- Francis “Frank” Merrill, 77, of Waterloo, died March 11 at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital, Waterloo.
He was born June 6, 1941, in Hampton, son of Robert and Matilda “Tillie” (Krull) Merrill. He married Roberta Furland on Dec. 21, 1963, in Conrad.
He graduated from Wapsie Valley High School in Readlyn in 1959. He then attended Iowa State Teachers College (UNI) for one year. He transferred to Wartburg College in Waverly where he majored in physical education, graduating in 1963.
Frank taught in Waterloo until beginning his teaching career in Denver in 1967. While at Denver he taught middle school mathematics and coached several team sports, including basketball and baseball. He retired in 1998 after 31 years at Denver Community Schools. For the past 25 years, along with Roberta, he managed the clock and scoreboard duties for both men's and women's basketball games at the University of Northern Iowa.
Survived by: his wife; two daughters, Megan (Dan Grover) Merrill of Columbia, Mo., and Meika (James Adair) Merrill of Johnston; a grandson, Kiernan Adair, and a brother, John (Sara) Merrill of Moravian Falls, N.C.
Preceded in death by: his parents.
Celebration of Life: 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Denver Community Center, Denver. Please wear your favorite athletic team's fan apparel in Frank's memory. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Denver is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials: may be directed to the family; recipients will be American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Epilepsy Foundation and Mayo Clinic.
Condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com.
Frank was an avid Boston Red Sox and UNI Panther fan. In his retirement, he enjoyed traveling, visiting 40 countries and various cities in the U.S., with San Diego being his favorite. Frank and the Merrill family are well known for swimming lessons they gave at their pool.
Cheryl K. Immerzeel (1938-2019)
JANESVILLE — Cheryl Kay Immerzeel, 80, of Janesville, died Thursday, April 18, at Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo.
She was born Nov. 8, 1938, in Cedar Falls, daughter of Harold Palmer and Mildred (Jorgensen) Reuter. She was raised by her grandparents, Harry and Anna Jorgensen in rural New Hartford. On April 27, 1957, she married Charles Immerzeel at Little Brown Church in Nashua.
Cheryl graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 1957. She was a cook and caretaker at YWCA Camp Wahpeton northwest of Janesville from 1960 to 1974 and then was head cook at Janesville Schools for the next 29 years, where she was known for homemade entrees and desserts. Cheryl retired in 2004.
She was a longtime member of Janesville United Methodist Church where she was active in the UMW.
Survived by: her husband; four children, Craig Immerzeel, Scott (Brenda) Immerzeel, Jodi (Tim) West and Julie (Don) Boyle, all of Janesville; son-in-law, Joe (Sandy) Junk of Independence; 11 grandchildren, Keith Immerzeel, Ashley Immerzeel, Jason (Lisa) Junk, Jessica (Craig) Moffitt, Emily (Mike) Megan, Brandi (friend Josh) Immerzeel, Lexi West, Karlee Boyle, Keaton Boyle and Marlee Boyle; a granddaughter-in-law, Sarah Junk; 13 great-grandchildren, Cole, Clint, Clara, Case, Lane, Wyatt, Ty, Maybry, Jillian, James, Hunter, Aubrey and Anna; and a sister, Patricia (Wayne) Riddle of Waterloo.
Preceded in death by: her parents; a daughter, Jill Junk; and a grandson, Justin Junk.
Celebration of Life services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, at United Methodist Church in Janesville, with private burial of cremains at a later date. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 22, at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly, and for an hour before the service.
Memorials: may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice.
Condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com.
Cheryl enjoyed wintering in Arizona, quilting, hosting family and friends with a delicious meal, attending grandkids’ events, and playing cards with family and friends.
Service Notice: Cecil Leon Sommerfelt
WATERLOO -- Cecil Leon Sommerfelt, 68, of Waterloo, died Wednesday, April 17, at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics; graveside services 1 p.m. Monday, April 22, at Garden of Memories Cemetery; Locke Funeral Home, 233-6138; condolences at www.lockefuneralhome.com.
David O. Short (1939-2019)
CEDAR FALLS —- David Owen Short, 79, of Cedar Falls, died Tuesday, April 16, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo.
He was born Dec. 16, 1939, in Charles City, son of Owen and Mildred (Hale) Thompson Short. David married Marcia Elaine Newport on Aug. 15, 1964, in Waterloo. He was a 1958 graduate of Teachers College High School in Cedar Falls, and received his BA degree in 1969 and his MA degree in 1970 from the University of Northern Iowa.
David served in the U.S. Army from 1961-1964 and was a partner in the family owned accounting practice of Newport & Short PLC for 32 years, retiring in 2004. He was a lifetime member of Cedar Falls AMVETS Post 49.
Survivors: his wife; a son, Jeff (Kara) Short of Oak Park, Ill.; a daughter, Marchelle (Tucker) Else of Philadelphia, Pa.; and six grandchildren, Lauren, Tamrick, Brennan and Kianna Else, Kai and Aria Short.
Preceded in death by: his parents; and a half brother, Dale Thompson.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, with burial in Fairview Cemetery, both in Cedar Falls; military honors will be conducted by Cedar Falls AMVETS Post 49. Visitation will be one hour before service at the funeral home.
Memorials: to Cedar Falls AMVETS Post 49.
David enjoyed traveling, spending time with his family and friends, gardening and curating his extensive Star Trek ornament collection.
Harold 'Tuffy' Weihe (1927-2019)
WATERLOO —- Harold L. “Tuffy” Weihe, 91, of Waterloo, died at home Friday, April 19.
He was born at home on April 20, 1927, in Westgate, son of Louis and Emma (Geistfeld) Weihe. Harold married Dorothy Holmes on Feb. 17, 1951, in Waverly. She died Aug. 22, 2001. Harold served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and was a crane operator for many years with the International Union of Operating Engineers in Des Moines.
He was a member of the Waterloo Fraternal Order of Eagles for more than 60 years.
Survivors: two daughters, Jackie (Eugene) Frost of Raymond and Mary Stephens of Dunkerton; a son, Dewayne (Monica) Schmidt of Rapid City, S.D.; seven grandchildren, Jeff (Amy) Frost, Becky Frost, Sheri (Troy) Purdy, Jenny Schmidt, Jade (Mike) Sanchez, Jennifer Clark and Ryan Stephens; 14 great-grandchildren; and a special family friend, Colleen Clark.
Preceded in death by: his parents; his wife; a daughter, Kathy Weihe; two brothers, Romaine “John” Weihe and LaVern “Billy” Weihe; and two sisters, Margaret and Alice Weihe.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, with burial in Hillside Cemetery, both in Cedar Falls. Military honors will be conducted by Cedar Falls AMVETS Post 49. Visitation is for an hour before the service at the funeral home.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials to Black Hawk County Veterans Affairs or the Cedar Bend Humane Society.
Harold enjoyed time at McDonald’s with his coffee club friends, having family and friends visit, and feeding squirrels. He was thankful to recently reunite with his son. Even at 91, Harold still mowed his yard, did all the snow removal in the winter, and changed the oil in his vehicle.
Edith M. DeBoer (1939-2019)
APLINGTON — Edith M. DeBoer, 79, of Aplington, died Wednesday, April 17, at Western Home Communities-Nation Cottage in Cedar Falls.
She was born Aug. 24, 1939, in Allison, daughter of Lawrence Henry and Johanna Anna (Johnson) Wubbena. On Feb. 5, 1957, she married LaVerne Lyle Cuvelier; they later divorced. She married Mark DeBoer on Sept. 2, 1995, at St. Peters Presbyterian Church in rural Wellsburg.
She attended Shell Rock High School. Edith had various jobs through the years and retired in 2003. She was an active member of First Reformed Church in Aplington where she attended the Women’s Bible Study Group.
Survived by: two sons, Kevin (Jane) Cuvelier of Gretna, Neb., and Bryan (Glenda) Cuvelier of Cedar Falls; two daughters, Cindy (Rusty) Arn of Lee’s Summit, Mo., and Lorri (Randy Gregory) Smith of Washington, Ind.; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Don (Marlys) Wubbena of Phoenix, Larry (Joyce) Wubbena of Coppell, Texas, Edward (Carla) Wubbena of Shell Rock and Terry (Holly) Wubbena of Boulder, Colo.; and three sisters, Peggy (Roger) Litterer of Clarksville, Sally (Keith) Schneider of Waverly and Linda (Larry) Peters of Chandler, Ariz.
Preceded in death by: her husband; and her parents.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, at the First Reformed Church, with burial in Pleasant View Cemetery, both in Aplington. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 22, at the Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home, Parkersburg, and for one hour before services at the church.
Memorials: may be directed to church.
Condolences may be left at www.redman-schwartz.com.
She has enjoyed golfing for much of her life, where she was a club champion in Oakland, Neb. She also enjoyed making quilts for her grandchildren, loved wintering with Mark in Arizona, and traveling to visit their grandkids and siblings. Edith enjoyed talking with everyone and loved meeting new people.
Antoinette 'Toni' Marie Webb
Antoinette “Toni” Marie Webb, 77, of Waterloo, Iowa, was called to Heaven after a short battle with cancer, Saturday, April 20th, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family.
Toni was born May 8, 1942 in Castalia, Iowa, to Ralph and Beulah Barrett Schissel. As fate would have it she was joined in marriage on May 9, 1964 to Gerald “Jerry” Lee Webb, son of Ray and Eleanor Webb. Shortly after, they relocated to Waterloo where they had two daughters Heidi Kramer and Karla Franken. They enjoyed many things as a family, which included church events and square dancing.
Toni had several careers throughout her life, which included Food Catering, Cake decorating, and house cleaning. For the last 25 years, she was dedicated to TNK Health Food store in which she worked at up until the day she was unable.
Toni had a love for Christmas, so much, that every year she would decorate the house with more than 50 Christmas trees and hundreds of Santa’s. Toni especially enjoyed welcoming people into their home to share in the joy and love of what Christmas time is all about and looked forward to doing it each year.
Toni’s faith was a guiding force as well, along with Jerry; they hosted a monthly rosary for friends and family. As years went on it grew into a tradition. Toni looked forward to sharing her faith both in conversation and prayer. Her family would like to take this time to thank each person who shared this tradition and hope that the rosary will be continued.
Toni is survived by her husband Jerry, daughters Karla (Larry) Franken of Washburn and Heidi (Chuck Anderson) Kramer of Plainfield. Several Grandchildren Kayla (Travis) Heddens, Carson Kramer, Dustin (Riley Schares) Mangrich, and Austin (Amanda Eiklenborg) Kramer, Amy (Steve) Simon, Jason (Julie) Franken, Shaliah, Tabby, Bocephus, Jacie, and Josie Anderson along with four great grandchildren Addison, William, Clara and Jace.
Preceded in death is her parents Ralph and Beulah Schissel, Siblings Rod Schissel and Janet Tonjes, and Nephew Steve Schissel.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 23 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Public visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, April 22 at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway, where there will be a 4 p.m. rosary and a 7 p.m. vigil. Visitation will continue for one hour before services on Tuesday.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
Condolences may be left at www.hagartywaychoffgrarup.com
Service Notice: David L. Morgan
WATERLOO -- David L. Morgan, 77, of Waterloo, died Feb. 26 at Ravenwood Nursing Home in Waterloo.; celebration of life for David will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at Cedar Valley Unitarian Universalist, 3912 Cedar Heights Drive, Cedar Falls; memorials may be directed to the American Friends Service Committee-Iowa, 4211 Grand Ave., Des Moines IA 50312, or the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, wcfsymphony.org.
Steven G. "Steve" Ameling (1960-2019)
TRAER -- Steven Gene "Steve" Ameling, 58, of Traer, formerly of Waterloo, died unexpectedly Wednesday, April 17.
He was born July 6, 1960, in Waterloo, son of Richard “Dick” and Adeline (Addie Grimm) Ameling. He married Tamara “Tammy” Schuldt on July 25, 1987, in Waterloo.
Steve graduated from Columbus High School in 1978 and began his career at Rath Packing in Waterloo until it closed. In 1987, he began working for Tama Pack in Tama. He and Tammy made their home in Traer in 1988. He transferred to Tyson Fresh Meats in Waterloo in 1999, retaining his seniority and giving him 31 years of employment with Tyson at the time of his death.
Survived by: his wife; brothers, Rick Ameling of Fort Atkinson and brother and best friend Alan Ameling of Traer; sisters, Sharon Lange and Linda (Mark Johnson) Crisman of Waterloo, Norma Ameling of Brooklyn Park, Minn., and Susan Ameling of Fort Atkinson; mother-in-law, Glendora Schuldt of West Des Moines; brothers-in-law, Bruce (Debbie) Schuldt of Oregon and Gary (Brenda) Schuldt of Urbandale; and many nieces, nephews, pets, aunts, uncles, friends and his Tyson family.
Preceded in death by: his parents; father-in-law, LaFoye Schuldt; and brothers-in-law, Steve Schuldt, Ronnie Lange and Doug Crisman.
Services: Steve has been cremated. His stated wish was “no public viewing, no service, and no sandwiches.”
Memorials: may be directed to Steve’s family to be divided among his favorite charities.
Steve’s loves included family, pets, friends, neighbors, history, co-workers, fishing and collecting friends. Remember him by being thoughtful to family, friends and strangers. Be kind to kitties, pet your dog and don’t forget birds and squirrels. We are thankful for our time together and faithful our journey together will continue.
Clara Vaughn (1933-2019)
WATERLOO — Clara Vaughn, 86, of NewAldaya Lifescapes, Cedar Falls, formerly of Waterloo, died Tuesday, April 16, at NewAldaya.
She was born April 2, 1933, in Dodge City, Kan., daughter of Kenneth W. and Mary E. Logan Card. She married Charles E. Vaughn on Nov. 10, 1956, in Kansas. He died April 18, 2013.
Clara received her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Northern Iowa and was a registered nurse for 45 years. She was employed as a school nurse with the Waterloo Community School System for 25 years, retiring in 1991.
She was a member of the Payne AME Church, volunteer at Allen Hospital, member of the Iowa State Mortuary Board and the YWCA Board.
Survived by: a daughter, Susan (Dennis) Moody of Waterloo; a grandson, Reid Slaughter of Iowa City; two brothers, Arlander Card of Jacksonville, Fla., and Larry Card of Anchorage, Alaska; and two sisters, Virginia Card Smith of Denver, Colo., and Marilyn Card Evans of Aurora, Colo.
Preceded in death by: a brother, Charles Card.
Private services: will be held at a later date. Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be left at www.hagartywaychoffgrarup.com.
James A. Aschenbrenner (1933-2019)
CEDAR FALLS — James Arthur Aschenbrenner, 86, of Cedar Falls, died Monday, April 15, at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital, Waterloo, of complications of a cardiac procedure.
He was born March 23, 1933, son of Fred Carl and Doris Pearl Aschenbrenner.
He was a truck driver most of his adult life. He was leased to Warren Transport and Seegers Truck Lines. He served in the U.S. Army for two years during the Korean War.
Survived by: his wife, Karen Kramme Aschenbrenner of Cedar Falls; a daughter, Cindy (Steve) Aschenbrenner Handberg; five sons, Dan (Regina) Aschenbrenner of Des Moines, James Aschenbrenner Jr. of Aplington, Terry (Sharon) Aschenbrenner of Waterloo, Jerry (Jolene) Aschenbrenner of Des Moines and Kurt Aschenbrenner of Gilbertville; three stepchildren, Tina Halterman Kennedy of Evansdale, Tony (Tami) Halterman of Cedar Falls and Dan Halterman of Waterloo; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: his parents; his first wife, Paula Harvey; and a stepdaughter, Debra Halterman.
Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the Cedar Falls AMVETS.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Alice F. Ramsey (1926-2019)
WATERLOO — Alice F. Ramsey, 92, of Waterloo, died April 12 at Lakeview Landing of Friendship Village.
She was born Dec. 25, 1926, daughter of Roy and Elva F. Ringler Johnston. She married Calvin “Cal” C. Ramsey on June 1, 1947, in Parsons, Kan.; he died April 17, 2003.
She graduated from Parsons High School in 1944, and received an associate’s degree in commerce from Parsons Junior College in 1946. Alice was a teacher’s associate at Irving Elementary School and later the administrative assistant at the Waterloo Education Association. She was a member of Central Christian Church where she was financial secretary, helped in the office, a member of the Christian Women’s Fellowship, past deacon, and taught Sunday School.
Survived by: two sons, David (Keri) Ramsey of Jesup‚ and Daniel (Cynthia) Ramsey of Placitas, N.M.; a former daughter-in-law, Gwen Ramsey of Waterloo; four grandchildren, Michael (Amy) Ramsey, Katie (Ben) Keister, Alexander (Erica) Ramsey and Benjamin Ramsey; seven great-grandchildren, Connor, Amelia and Charlotte Ramsey, Tristan and Colten Keister, Calvin and Evelyn Ramsey; and three stepgrandchildren, Michael, Brad and Ryan Hall.
Preceded in death by: her parents; and her husband.
Memorial services: 11 a.m. Monday, April 29, at Central Christian Church, with inurnment in Memorial Park Cemetery, both in Waterloo. Visitation is for one hour before services at the church.
Memorials: may be directed to the church.
Condolences may be left at www.lockefuneralhome.com
She was a member of Friendship Village Auxiliary and Volunteered with the Resident Council. She enjoyed sewing and making crafts for Friendship Village and her church as well as going to bingo. She especially loved being with her grandchildren and the rest of her family.
Sharon K. Nienkark (1938-2019)
WATERLOO — Sharon K. Nienkark, 80, of Waterloo, died Friday, April 19, at the Deery Suites of Western Home Communities, Cedar Falls, of natural causes.
She was born Nov. 27, 1938, in Waterloo, daughter of Harold Stoddard and Iva Juanita Bingham Houck. She graduated from Waterloo West High in 1956. Sharon married Elmer W. Nienkark on Dec. 31, 1964, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Waterloo. She worked at Albee Printing Co. and later at John Deere, retiring in 1998.
Sharon was past president of the Polka Club of Iowa from 1975 to 1978, a Cub Scout den mother from 1967-1972, and active with nursing home musical group performances.
Survivors: her husband; two sons, Jeffrey (Jeannine) Reed of Harrison, Ark., and Dennis (Joni) Niedert of Mesa, Ariz.; two stepsons, Gary Nienkark of Waterloo and Jim (Kathie) Nienkark of Cedar Falls; a stepdaughter, Peg (Gary) Liebsch of Waverly; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Janet Eldridge of Fremont, Neb., and Charli (Bruce) Pals of Waterloo; and a brother, Al (Lynn) Houck of Hot Springs Village Ark.
Preceded in death by: her parents; and a brother, Kenneth Eldridge.
Services: 1 p.m. Monday, April 22, at Garden View Chapel, 3655 Logan Ave., with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery.
Memorials: to the family.
Online condolences at www.kearnsfuneralservice.com
Edith L. TerHark
Edith TerHark, 84, passed away April 18, 2019, at Maple Manor Village under the care of Compassus Hospice.
Funeral services will be held April 24, 2019, at 3 p.m. at the First Reformed Church in Aplington. A time of fellowship will be held following services until 6 p.m.
She will be missed by many who loved her!
Annie L. Smith (1934-2019)
WATERLOO — Annie L. Smith, 84, of Waterloo, died Wednesday, April 17, at NewAldaya Lifescapes in Cedar Falls.
She was born Aug. 6, 1934, in Mound Bayou, Mo., daughter of Bennie and Willie (Baker) McNealy. She married Clarence James Smith; he preceded her in death.
She was an in-home health care aide and had also worked at John Deere. Annie was a member of Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church where she was on the Mother Board.
Survived by: a son, Johnnie Earl McNeal of Los Angeles; three grandchildren, Keady Johnson of Winstonville, Miss., LaTosha (Miguel) Woods and Melani McNeal, both of Olive Branch, Miss.; two great-grandchildren, Jade and Jaden Woods; eight siblings, Minnie Taylor, William McNealy and Hattie (Tyrone) Wright, all of Waterloo, Bessie Jeter of Milwaukee, Lucille Peoples of Waterloo, Johnny (Beverly) McNeal of Tipton, Tenn., Doris Green of Waterloo, and Willie (Nora) McNeal of Clarksdale, Miss.
Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; and a brother, Bennie McNealy Jr.
Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, at Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Condolences may be expressed at www.KearnsFuneralService.com.
Annie enjoyed fishing, cooking, and blues music. She always had an extensive vegetable garden and generously gave much of her fresh produce to neighbors and friends.
Joan E. Conradi (1941-2019)
WAVERLY — Joan E. Conradi, 77, of Waverly and formerly of Cedar Falls, died at home Wednesday, April 17.
She was born Sept. 9, 1941, in Cedar Falls, daughter of LeRoy and Mildred (Petersen) Bundy. Joan married Darius Conradi on Sept. 26, 1959, in Kirksville, Mo. He died Jan. 16, 2019.
Joan was a graduate of Cedar Falls High School, and was an assistant dietitian at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls for 23 years, retiring in 1999. She was a member of the Bremer County Democrats.
Survivors: a son, Brad Conradi of Cedar Falls; three daughters, Denise (Mike) Paul and Dawn Conradi, both of Janesville, and Jillane Conradi of Plainfield; eight grandchildren, Bobbi Brace-Kita, Maygen Brace, Adaam Conradi, Austin Conradi, Kitt Britt, Jack Britt, Teddy Britt and Vince Croes; two great-grandchildren, Berkley Conradi and Beau Conradi; a sister, Jean (Walt) Combes of Cedar Falls, and many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: her parents and husband.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery, both in Cedar Falls. Visitation os for an hour before the service.
Memorials: to the family.
She enjoyed gardening and her cats.
Mary E. White (1930-2019)
INDEPENDENCE — Mary E. White, 88, of Independence, died Wednesday, April 17, at Prairie Hills Assisted Living Center in Independence.
She was born Oct. 15, 1930, in Mount Pleasant, daughter of Herbert and Lella (Snyder) Morehouse. In November 1949, she married Kenneth T. White in Swedesburg. He preceded her in death after 69 years of marriage.
Mary was a 1948 graduate of Mount Pleasant High School. She worked as a legal secretary for Greiff, Klotzbach, & Hoeger Law Firm, and later for Roberts Law Firm until her retirement in 1994.
Mary was active in the Independence community and belonged to the Independence Jaycettes, the Eastern Star, the Buchanan County Hospital Auxiliary, and the Wapsipinicon Golf Club.
Survived by: a son, Gary (Nancy) White of Independence; a daughter, Connie (Keith) Kemp of Guyton, Ga.; two grandchildren, Emil Kemp and Leisel Kemp, both of Savannah, G.; a great-grandchild; two brothers, Louie Morehouse, of Phoenix and Bill (Ann) Morehouse of Winterset; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; two grandchildren, Jason and Roger Kemp; and a sister-in-law, Lois Morehouse.
Celebration of Life luncheon: from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, April 22, at the Reiff Family Center Community Room, Independence.
Memorials in lieu of flowers: may be made to the Buchanan County Historical Society.
Condolence may be left at www.reifffamilycenter.com.
Mary and Kenneth would often go camping in their motorhome throughout the United States and made friends wherever they went. She also enjoyed playing cards and belonged to several bridge clubs. Her family was always on her mind, and May loved to spend time talking with her children and grandchildren.
William L. "Bill" Philips (1937-2019)
CEDAR FALLS — William “Bill” Lawrence Philips, 81, formerly of West Union and Cedar Falls, died Tuesday, April 16, in Spring Hill, Fla.
He was born Oct. 6, 1937, in Decorah, to Lawrence “Speed” and Norma Fritz Philips. He married Cali Fornia on Aug. 9, 1958, at St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Tacoma, Wash. She preceded him in death. He married Sherry Dykema on Dec. 31, 2004, at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Murdo, S.D.
Bill attended school in West Union, graduating in 1955, and attended Upper Iowa University in Fayette. He was a volunteer in the West Union Fire Department, serving with his father and grandfather. He joined the Air Force in 1956 and was stationed in Alaska, Washington and Alabama. Once discharged from the Air Force, he and Cali moved to Iowa and lived much of their married life in Cedar Falls. He worked for Northwestern Bell/US West, retiring in September 1995 after 34 years of service.
He and Cali relocated to Murdo, and he was active at St. Martin’s Catholic Church, volunteering with the Lois Weber Charities, Meals on Wheels, and working with the Murdo Cemetery Board. In 2015 Bill and Sherry relocated to Spring Hill, where he volunteered at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church.
Survived by: his wife Sherry Dykema Philips; a daughter, Elizabeth (Patrick) Schwab of Austin, Minn.; a son, Anthony Philips of Cedar Rapids; and grandchildren Nathaniel Schwab of Minneapolis and Paiton Schwab of Austin.
Preceded in death by: his parents; his wife Cali Fornia Philips; and a granddaughter, Lauren Schwab.
Services: Monday, April 22, at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Spring Hill. A Celebration of Life will be July 20 at St. Martin’s Catholic Church, Murdo, with burial at Murdo Cemetery.
Memorial: will be established in his name.
Bill took pride in his children and grandchildren and the special times they shared. Bill loved to visit casinos and camping with family and friends while living in Cedar Falls. While in Murdo, his passion was golf and gardening, where he spent hours perfecting his tomatoes and other vegetables.
Elaine M. Hostetler Rathbone (1927-2019)
LA PORTE CITY — Elaine M. Hostetler Rathbone, 91, of La Porte City, died Jan. 12 at La Porte City Specialty Care of natural causes.
She was born Dec. 2, 1927, in Oelwein, daughter of Aaron and Zelma Short Sprague. She married Max Hostetler on Dec. 1, 1946; he died Jan. 25, 1973. She married Lyle “Paul” Rathbone on Nov. 11, 1989, at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Washburn; he died Dec. 30, 2012.
She graduated in 1946 from West Waterloo High School and was a teacher’s aide at Washburn and Kingsley elementary schools, retiring in 1989. Elaine was a member of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, the Iowa State Education Association, and she had been a Cub Scout den mother.
Survived by: two sons, Mark (Jenny) Hostetler of England and Jeffrey (Brenda) Hostetler of Waterloo; a daughter, Lynn (Arthur) Timson of La Porte City; two stepsons, Jim Rathbone of Waterloo and David Rathbone of Wichita, Kan.; five grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: her parents; her husbands; and a sister, Marlys Lamb.
Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Washburn, with inurnment in Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo. Visitation will be for an hour before services at the church. Locke Funeral Home, Waterloo, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials: may be directed to church.
Condolences may be left at www.LockeFuneralHome.com.
She enjoyed sewing, cross-stitch, painting, traveling and camping in the trailer. She had visited the Black Hills, Badlands, Philmont Scout Reservation in New Mexico, and California and especially liked spending winters in McAllen, Texas, with Paul. Elaine had enjoyed going to England to visit her son and his family.
Juanita Widdel Jennings (1925-2019)
WATERLOO — Juanita Widdel Jennings, 93, of North Carolina, formerly of Waterloo, died March 1 at Brian Health and Rehabilitation Center in Weaverville, N.C., of natural causes.
She was born June 10, 1925, in Waterloo, daughter of Edwin and Gertrude Fuller Widdel. She married John “Jack” Jennings; later they divorced.
Juanita graduated from East High School in Waterloo. She worked for many years in the Waterloo School System as a teacher’s aide. After retiring and moving to Columbia, S.C., she worked for numerous years as a hospital volunteer at Providence Hospital.
She had attended the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia.
Survived by: two sons, Richard (Barbara Powell) Jennings of Columbia and Jeffrey Jennings of Washington state; four grandchildren, Christopher, David, Michelle and Amanda; two stepgrandchildren, Meredith and Virginia; and three great-grandchildren, Madison, Cole and Declan.
Preceded in death by: her parents; a sister, Margurite Widdel Mundale; and a brother, Donald “Bud” Widdel.
Services: Mountain View Cremation & Funeral Care, Arden, N.C., assisted the family.
Condolences may be left at www.mtnviewcremation.com.
Juanita loved sports as a fan and a participant especially in bowling and golf. Later, she enjoyed watching her grandchildren participate in sporting and extracurricular events. Juanita always “put her best foot forward” and took time “to stop and smell the roses “and encouraged others to do the same.