Obituaries and service notices in today's Courier.
Service Notice: John A. Kincaid
WATERLOO -- John A. Kincaid, 77, of Waterloo, died Saturday, Aug. 10, at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital; memorial services 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Waterloo; family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church; Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel, 233-3146; condolences at www.kearnsfuneralservice.com.
Barbara Dotson 91, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019 in West Des Moines. Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday, August 15, 2019 at McLaren’s Chapel in West Des Moines with a visitation from 10:30 a.m. until service time at McLaren’s. Interment will be at Highland Memory Gardens.
Bobbie was born November 7, 1927 in Amarillo, TX to Harry and Miriam True. She graduated from Perry High School before going on to work for Bankers Life, Santa Claus Industries in Waterloo, and the U of I Foundation. Bobbie and her husband, Bob also owned and operated the Mr. Steak Restaurant in Coralville. She loved her Hawkeyes and Cubs and enjoyed spending time with the Red Hats, Knee Knockers, and her many wonderful friends.
Bobbie is survived by her three daughters, Denie Dotson, Karen (Raymond Jr.) Smith, and Laurie (Mike) Wirth; five grandchildren, Coree Smith, Matthew (Katherine) Smith, Aaron Smith, Megan (Scott) Mohr, and Kelly (Jaden) Vos; cousin, Jan Lee Brookes; and twelve nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Dotson; and sister, Mary Mumgaard.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association-Greater Iowa Chapter or a charity of the donor’s choice.
John R. Klahsen
APLINGTON — John Richard Klahsen, 87, of Aplington, died Saturday, Aug. 10, at Mayo Clinic-St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn., following complications from surgery the day before.
He was born June 10, 1932, in Hardin Township, Hardin County, son of Klaas and Pearl (Frey) Klahsen. On Feb. 4, 1959, he married Francine Faye Billerbeck at the Congregational Church in Reinbeck. She preceded him in death.
He was a 1950 graduate of Aplington High School. After graduation, he worked as a heavy equipment operator for Kingsley Construction. John then served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War until February 1955. He worked at Rath Packing Plant in Waterloo before moving to his current farm where he began farming for the next 50 years, retiring in 2008, yet continuing to live there until his death.
John was a member of Washington Reformed Church, rural Ackley, his entire life, where he served as both elder and deacon for various terms and where he taught Sunday school for many years. He also served as RCYF leader with his wife and currently was a member of the Pastoral Search Committee. He served as a Butler County REC board director for 28 years. He was a trustee for Washington Township and a member of the Aplington Lions Club. John was a member of the Aplington AMVETS Post 102, where he served as past commander. He participated in the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. in September 2016.
Survived by: two daughters, Teresa (Troy) Feldman of Greene and Sue (Bob Moran) of West Des Moines; six grandchildren, Amanda (Chris) Kehe of Aurora, Ill., Alisa Roth of West Des Moines, Lisa Feldman of Rochester, John Roth of Cedar Falls, Austin Roth of Cedar Rapids and Jared Feldman of Greene; two great-grandchildren, Kenzie Kehe and Kellan Kehe of Aurora; two brothers, Bill (Shirley) Klahsen and Hank Klahsen, both of Aplington; a sister-in-law, Frances (Russell) Lorenzen of Clear Lake; a sister-in-law, Ann Rae Billerbeck of Reinbeck; multiple nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Preceded in death by: his wife; his parents; his sisters-in-law, Patty Klahsen, Eunice Neil, Leora Neil, Reva Billerbeck and Myrne Billerbeck; two brothers-in-law, David Neil and Donald Billerbeck; and a son-in-law, David Roth.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Washington Reformed Church, with burial in the church cemetery, both in rural Ackley. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home, Parkersburg, and one hour before services Thursday at the church.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Condolences may be left at www.redman-schwartz.com.
John liked “tinkering” in his machine shed and fixing things. He also enjoyed working on and driving older cars and tractors. On Aug. 3, 2019, he completed the Aplington Tractor Ride and enjoyed telling of the fun he had. Above all, John enjoyed attending — along with Francine — all his daughters’ and grandchildren’s sports/extra-curricular activities.
Steven C. Burman
WATERLOO — Steven Craig Burman, 66, of Waterloo, died Saturday, Aug. 10, at Mayo Hospital and Clinic in Mankato, Minn.
He was born on July 29, 1953, in Waterloo, son of Robert and Genevieve (Casbon) Burman. He married Grace Sharp on Oct. 7, 1972, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Bennington, rural Waterloo.
Steve attended school in Denver and graduated in 1971. He attended Hawkeye Tech for drafting and later took agronomy courses through Iowa State. While attending school he farmed, then while farming full time, Steve worked at John Deere for 13 years. He was also a longtime seed salesman and later a district seed salesman.
Survived by: his wife; a daughter, April (David) Bovy of Parkersburg; a daughter, Lisa (fiance Denton Meier) Burman of Adel; and a son, Ben Burman of Denver; two grandchildren, Tristan (fiancee Elisabeth Folkerts) Bovy and LeeAnn Bovy, both of Parkersburg; a sister, Jane (Jim) Patten of Des Moines; and three brothers-in-law, Doug (Harriet) Sharp of Lansing, William Paul Sharp of San Diego and Mark (Kathy) Sharp of Cedar Falls.
Preceded in death by: his parents.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at St. John Lutheran Church, Denver, with burial at Garden of Memories in Waterloo. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Denver and also for an hour before services Friday at the church.
Memorials: may be directed to the family for a later designation.
Condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com.
Steve’s family was very important to him and he enjoyed spending time at Lake Elsyian. He loved farming, the seed business, boating, water skiing, snowmobiling and was an avid car enthusiast.
Marcia D. Lashbrook
CEDAR FALLS — Marcia Donnell Lashbrook, 53, of Cedar Falls, died Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo.
She was born April 6, 1966, daughter of James J. and Nancy (Kretzschmar) Lamos in Waterloo. On May 23, 1987, she married Bret Lashbrook at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Denver.
She graduated from Denver High School in 1984 and Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids in 1988. Marcia worked for Superior Home Health for a couple of years, Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community for 10 years, Waverly Hospital for three years in the birthing center, med-surg and emergency room before working for the State of Iowa Inspections and Appeals from 2006 until the present time. She was a member of Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls.
Survived by: her husband; two sons, MJ Lashbrook of Waterloo and Zach Lashbrook of Savage, Minn.; a daughter, Stephanie Lashbrook of Iowa City; her mother of Denver; three brothers, Robert (Wendy) Lamos of Waverly, Barry (Wendy) Lamos of Hampton and Bryan (Linda) Lamos of Snoqualmie, Wash.
Preceded in death by: her father.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Denver, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, and also an hour before services, both at the church.
Memorials: may be directed to the Lashbrook family for a later designation.
Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home of Denver is assisting the family. Condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com.
Marcia enjoyed hanging out with her husband and children, going to different restaurants and tasting different beers. She was a devoted wife and mother and loved shopping, collecting boots, handbags and scarves.
Warren Ronald Grapp
CEDAR FALLS – Warren Ronald Grapp, 82, of Cedar Falls, died Saturday, Aug. 10, at MercyOne Cedar Falls Medical Center.
He was born July 28, 1937, in Waterloo, son of Elden and Edith (Fenner) Grapp. He married Nancy Richard on May 5, 1990, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.
He graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 1956 and served in the U.S. Army. He worked for John Deere in Waterloo and then was employed with the Cedar Falls Fire Department as a firefighter, then assistant fire marshal and later a fire inspector, retiring in 1994.
Survived by: his wife of Cedar Falls; three sons, Michael (Stacy) of Waterloo, Martin (Paula) of Polk City, and Todd (MaryAnn) of Ames; two stepsons, Todd (Sharon) Richard of Chandler, Ariz., and Mark (Jodi) Richard of Plymouth, Minn.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, Rudy Grapp of Cedar Falls; and three sisters, Geraldine (Kenny) Hansen and Darlene Herzog, both of Cedar Falls, and Marjorie Marchal of Parkersburg.
Preceded in death by: six sisters, Vearl, Violet, Ethel, Alice, Rose and Edith; and four brothers, Robert, Donald, Lyle and Gerald.
Memorial services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at Richardson Funeral Service with private burial in Hillside Cemetery, both in Cedar Falls. Visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the funeral home. Military honors will be provided by the Iowa Army National Guard and AMVETS Post #49.
Memorials: may be directed to Sullivan Hartogh Davis Cedar Valley Honor Flights (P.O. Box 182, Cedar Falls, IA 50613).
Condolences may be left at www.richardsonfuneralservice.com.