Obituaries and service notices in the Courier from today.
Florence Wald (1930-2019)
CEDAR FALLS — Florence “Babe” Wald, 88, of Cedar Falls, died Tuesday, April 16, at Lexington Estate at Buchanan County Health Center from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.
She was born July 12, 1930, in the township of Reseburg, near Thorp, Wis., daughter of William and Leora (Pagel) Dudansky. She married Adolph “Dutch” Wald Jr. on May 6, 1950, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Thorp. He preceded her in death Nov. 21, 2016.
She graduated from Thorp High School in 1948 and worked at the Thorp Farmers Store. She later co-owned and managed Walnut Grove Mobile Home Park in Cedar Falls with her husband, prior to retiring. She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
Survived by: her daughter, Jacqueline Wald of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and two sisters, Leora Graski of Owen, Wis., and Geraldine Dudansky of Thorp.
Preceded in death by: her son, Jeffrey Wald; and a sister, Betty Calcote.
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at Richardson Funeral Service, with burial in Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens, both in Cedar Falls. A reception and visitation will be held for one hour before services.
In retirement, Dutch and Babe traveled a lot. They spent many winters in Arizona and Florida, making many good friends along the way. She liked working in the yard, fishing, visiting presidential libraries, playing bingo, and of course, dancing.
Gloria T. "Tedi" Fredrick (1931-2019)
WAVERLY — Gloria Theo “Tedi” Nellor Fredrick, 87, formerly of Waverly, died Friday, April 12, at Clarksville Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center.
She was born April 18, 1931, in Moorhead, daughter of Clara Rose Wilhelmina Pautsch Nellor and William McKinley “Max” Nellor. She married Arnold Alfred Fredrick on April 19, 1952. He died June 27, 1995.
She graduated from Charter Oak Public Schools in 1948. She graduated from Iowa State Teacher’s College in Cedar Falls, now known as the University of Northern Iowa, with a standard elementary teacher’s certificate in 1950. She was a second-grade teacher with the Clarksville Community Schools from 1950 to 1952. She was a member of St Paul’s Lutheran Church. She taught preschool at St. Paul’s Lutheran School from 1970 to 1981. She also worked for the Wartburg College Film Service and volunteered for Bartels Lutheran Home.
She was a longtime member of Matthias Circle, Music and Drama Club Division of Waverly Women’s Club, Waverly Hospital Auxiliary and PEO Chapter BC serving in many leadership capacities. She was a Brownie Scout and Cub Scout leader as well as a PTA officer and Senior Luther League adviser.
Survived by: a daughter, Candi (Mel) Brekhus of Southlake, Texas; a son, Tom Fredrick of Leawood, Kan; three grandsons, Tom (Mandy) Brekhus and their children, Cora and Ella of Southlake, Rayner (Heather) Fredrick of Nashville, Tenn., and Matthew Fredrick (girlfriend Marisa Morris) of Lawrence, Kan.; a sister, Pat (Jim) Nellor Wickwire of Hermosa Beach, Calif.; a brother-in-law, Ray Fredrick of Waverly; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Preceded in death by: her husband; her parents; her infant sister, Constance Dee; a granddaughter, Kacie Brekhus; and her in-law’s; Arnie’s siblings, Erma (Howard) Eppler, Deleva (Earnie) Oppermann, Lillian (Arn) Jahr, Gladys (Frank) Burge, Donna Andersen and Bill (Shirley) Fredrick.
Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, April 25, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School, with burial in Harlington Cemetery, both in Waverly. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at Kaiser Corson Funeral Home Waverly, followed by Celebration of Tedi’s life at 7 p.m. at the Waverly Golf & Country Club.
Memorials: may be directed to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School.
Condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com.
Tedi was elegant, classy, sophisticated, charming, fashionable, trendy, witty, intelligent, gracious and thoughtful. We are comforted she is whole again in a place where she can see with both eyes, walk with both legs, stand tall and proud, shoot some hoops, cook some food, and be reunited with loved ones.
Betty J. Morrison (1944-2019)
LA PORTE CITY — Betty June Morrison, 75, of La Porte City, died Monday, April 15, at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital of natural causes.
She was born March 27, 1944, in Waterloo, daughter of Ernest and Dorothy Sackett Dickinson. She married Ronald “Ron” Morrison on Sept. 21, 1963, in Waterloo.
She was a graduate of Waterloo East High School and also attended Hawkeye Community College. Betty worked as a nurse at Colonial Manor in La Porte City for many years. She was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waterloo.
Survived by: her husband; a son, Kevin Morrison of Waterloo; two daughters, Sandra (Keith) Bushman of Colorado and Melissa (Chad) Purdy of La Porte City; six grandchildren, Stallone, Carter and Gibson Purdy, Katelyn and Lindsay Bushman and Julian Harrington; and her dog, Oscar.
Preceded in death by: her parents.
Services: 1 p.m. today, April 18, at Garden View Chapel, Waterloo, with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery. Visitation will be for one hour before services.
Memorials: may be directed to Multiple Sclerosis Service League, 760 Ansborough Ave., Waterloo 50701.
Condolences may be left at www.kearnsfuneralservice.com.
Service Notice: Harold Biermann
FERDERIKA -- Harold Biermann, 81 of Tripoli, formerly of Frederika, died on Wednesday, April 17, at the Tripoli Nursing and Rehab; services 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Frederika, with burial at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, rural Frederika; visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home, Waverly, 352-1187, and also for an hour before services on Saturday at the church; condolences left at www.kaisercorson.com.
Service Notice: Mary Bennett
WATERLOO -- Mary Zlabek Liberte Bennett, 93, of Waseca, Minn., died Monday, April 15, at Lakeshore Inn in Waseca. Services 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Waseca; visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 22, at Dennis Funeral & Cremation Services in Waseca, (507) 835-2190, with a 7 p.m. parish prayer service; services also at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at Crucifixion Catholic Church, Le Crescent, Minn., with burial at the church cemetery; visitation from 11 a.m. until services at the church; condolences may be left at dennisfuneralhomes.com.
Sally Sjobakken (1943-2019)
NEW HAMPTON -- Sally Ann Sjobakken, 75, of New Hampton, formerly of Waterloo, died Sunday, April 14, at Linn Haven Rehab and Healthcare in New Hampton.
She was born Nov. 16, 1943, in Minneapolis, daughter of A.J. and Grace (Treat) Schnurr. She married Paul Sjobakken on Aug. 6, 1966, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Hampton.
Sally was a 1961 graduate of New Hampton High School and began her career working for A & P Produce in New Hampton. She worked for the company for several years. She was a mother, spent many years as a school volunteer, worked in a day care and in retail sales. Sally spent her final working years revitalizing the Chickasaw Event Center.
Survived by: her husband; a son, Jon Sjobakken of Ames; a daughter, Julie Sjobakken of Waterloo; four grandchildren; a brother, J.C. (Tammy) Schnurr of Surprise, Ariz.; and two sisters, Jane Kraft and Leslie (Ron) Bumba, both of New Hampton.
Preceded in death by: her parents; a brother-in-law, Dave Kraft; and a niece, Amanda Bumba.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Thursday, April 18, at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory in New Hampton, with a private family inurnment at a later date. Friends may greet the family from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Sally had a passion for raising flowers and always looked forward to summers spent tending to her garden. She enjoyed fishing in local waters and making an occasional trip to the local casino. Sally was the definition of love and kindness and would do anything for her family and friends.
Kevin L. Lampson (1957-2019)
CLARKSVILLE -- Kevin Lee Lampson, 61, of Clarksville, died Monday, April 15, at Rosewood Estate of Friendship Village, Waterloo, of cancer.
He was born June 25, 1957, in Waterloo, son of Charles J. and Alene I. Gillespie Lampson.
He graduated from Shell Rock High School in 1975. Kevin retired in 2011 after driving a semi-truck for 25 years.
Survived by: his children, Yvonne (Jerod Brimmer) Lampson of Evansdale‚ Kimberly (Justin) Cook of Sioux City, and Dustin (Katie) Lampson of Lee’s Summit‚ Mo.; a brother, Charles (Rachael) Lampson of Shell Rock; two sisters, Lorene (Mike) Fulks of Waterloo‚ and Linda Winther of Proctor‚ Texas; and four grandchildren, Adrik, Ian, Gabby and Gracie.
Preceded in death by: his parents; a sister, Penny Lampson; and a brother-in-law, Jamie Winther.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at Locke Funeral Home, Waterloo, preceded by an hour of visitation, with burial in Poyner Township Cemetery, rural Waterloo.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Kevin enjoyed doing word finds, and loved his truck, coffee, watching classic movies and keeping busy.