Obituaries and service notices in today's Courier.
Mary Ellen Campbell (1934-2019)
WATERLOO — Mary Ellen Campbell, 85, of Waterloo, died Tuesday, May 14.
She was born March 5, 1934, in Lexington, Miss., daughter of Earlie and Maggie (Downer) Thomas.
Mary moved to Waterloo where she married Murray Montgomery on June 29, 1959. He preceded her in death. She also married Bartow Campbell in 1989, who preceded her in death.
Mary was employed at Schoitz Hospital and John Deere where she retired from in November 1998. She was a former member of the Payne AME Church, then joined the Mount Carmel M.B. Church, where she was involved in Sunday School, Usher Board, Mission and Mother’s Board until her health declined.
Survivors: three sons, Murray Lee and Gary Montgomery of Waterloo, and Craig (Pam) Montgomery of Louisville, Ky.; three daughters, Ellis Jean Montgomery of Texas, and Barbara (Kelvin Zanders) Riley and Janet (John) Campbell of Waterloo; five stepchildren, Lester and Albert (Marilyn) Campbell of Waterloo, Jerry Campbell of Kansas City, Mo., Mary Alice (Giles) Wright of Atlanta, Ga., and Pearline Campbell of Chicago, Ill.; two brothers, Sam (Linda) Thomas and Rev. Milton (Marguerite) Thomas of Denver, Colo.; four sisters, Maggie (Joel) Elliott, Rose (Rev. William) Perkins and Caroline (Jessie) Loveless, all of Waterloo, and Ada (Garland) Osborne of Denver, Colo.; special sister-in-love, Mo. Ella Thomas; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; three godchildren; special dear friend, Bro. Willie James Wright.
Preceded in death by: her parents; three brothers, Henry, Earlie and Rev. T.F. Thomas; two sisters, Georgia and Bertha; and five stepchildren, Bartow Jr., Leonard, Doris, Ruby and Betty Campbell-Frazier.
Memorials: to the family at 1009 Manson, where they will receive visitors.
Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, at Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 805 Adams St., with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the church. Sanders Funeral Service is assisting the family.
She received Christ at an early age in Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Durant, Miss. Everyone would love to hear her say her prayers to the Lord. Her favorite pasttimes were: cooking, gardening, traveling/shopping and especially being with family. Her favorite sayings: O My Land, ANYWAY, and I Justa Say.
Quentin L. Fisher Sr. (1968-2019)
WATERLOO — Quentin Louis Fisher Sr., 50, of Waterloo, died at home Jan. 15.
He was born Dec. 31, 1968, in Waterloo, son of Lesley B. and Robbie Pearl (Robinson) Fisher.
He was a participant in the home start pilot and was a member of the last graduating class of Central High School. Quentin was employed as a CNA, but also drove and worked with detasseling and flagging.
Survived by: his parents; a son, Quentin Louis Fisher Jr.; his soulmate, Teresa Jackson; two brothers, Chad E. Fisher (Rhonda) of Olathe, Kan., and Trevor M. Fisher (Tamika) of Waterloo; a niece, Jhala Fisher; two nephews, Trevell Fisher and Sharmez Fisher; and his best friend, Ray C. Young.
Preceded in death by: his grandparents, Robert and Mattie Robinson and Earnest Sr. and Murrie Fisher.
Memorial visitation: 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at Parrott and Wood Chapel of Memories. He was cremated.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Condolences may be left at www.parrottandwood.com.
Quentin never met a stranger and remained in touch with his friends from school. He had a love of hunting, fishing and dogs. Quentin was also an avid chess and domino player.
Steven D. Kazda (1955-2019)
WAVERLY — Steven David Kazda, 63, of Waverly, died Tuesday, May 14, at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital in Waterloo.
He was born July 11, 1955, in Waverly, son of Irvin and Darlys (Arenholz) Kazda. Steve graduated from Waverly-Shell Rock High School in 1973. After high school, Steve worked with Martin Volmer as an apprentice chef at Glenview Golf Club in Chicago. When he returned to Waverly, he worked at a metal fabrication factory in Shell Rock; drove truck for Mickey Express in Fort Dodge; bartended in the Waverly and Plainfield area; and worked at IBP in Waterloo. Prior to his retirement in 2018, Steve had worked the last 14 years at Kwik Star in Waverly. After his retirement he assisted farmers in the Waverly area.
Survivors: his wife, Joyce of Waverly; his parents of Waverly; a daughter, Megan (Jake) Gotta of Texas; three sons, Ben Kazda of Texas, Bryan (fiancé, Becky Marsh) Maxey of Waverly, and Thomas (Jenna Bush) Maxey of Waverly; grandchildren, Kayley Maxey, Connor Maxey, Gavin Maxey and grandson due in July; and two brothers, Daryl (Sherry) Kazda of Horton, and Richard (Deena) Kazda of Waverly.
Preceded in death by: a brother, Marc Kazda; his maternal grandparents, Harm and Esther Arenholz; and his paternal grandparents, Joseph and Roselea Kazda.
Services: A prayer service will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly. Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial of cremains will be held at a later date.
Steve enjoyed trapping, hunting, fishing, and gardening. Steve and Joyce were Market Masters for the Waverly Farmers Market. Steve was known as an exceptional baker.
Gwendolyn L. Weisert (1922-2019)
JESUP — Gwendolyn Lucille Weisert, 96, of Jesup, died Saturday, May 4, at Lexington Estates in Independence.
She was born Aug. 21, 1922, near Jesup, daughter of Russell Lochead and Mame (Kyhl) Lochead. On Sept. 6, 1952, she married Donald Russell Weisert in Sabula. He preceded her in death.
She graduated from Jesup High School and then graduated from Iowa State Teachers College, Cedar Falls, with a degree in education and a minor in music. She taught school in the Dunkerton School District before working in operations for United Airlines in Denver and Salt Lake City. After making their home in Jesup, Donald was a lawyer and Lucille became his legal secretary. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Jesup, the Eastern Star, Even Dozen Study Club, active in Cub Scouts and an election judge for many years.
Survived by: two sons, William “Will” Weisert and wife Brenda Cornelius of St. Paul, Minn., and James Weisert and wife Janet Astle of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; a granddaughter, Elizabeth (Yousef) Noor of Kirkland, Wash.; and a great-granddaughter, Rayan Noor.
Preceded in death by: her parents; and her husband.
Memorial services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the First Presbyterian Church in Jesup. The family will greet friends from 9:30 a.m. until service time. Private family inurnment will be in Cedar Crest Cemetery. White Funeral Home, Jesup, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials: may be directed to First Presbyterian Church of Jesup, Camp Courageous, or a charity of your choice.
Condolences may be posted at www.White-MtHope.com.
Robert L. Alexander (1928-2019)
WATERLOO — Robert Lee Alexander, 91, formerly of 227 Ricker St., died Wednesday, May 15, at Black Hawk County Nursing Rehab Center.
He was born March 8, 1928, in Lexington, Miss., son of Peter Alexander Jr. and Lizzie Redmond Alexander. He was married to Mary Ellen Turner in July 1948 in Mississippi for 49 years until her passing.
Mr. Alexander was employed with and retired from John Deere Waterloo Works in 1978, after working there for 30 years.
Survivors: five daughters, LaVerta Alexander of Waterloo, Sherry (Curtis) Johnson of Independence, Mo., Sharon (Robert Hicks) Alexander, Brenda (Allen Simmons) Alexander Niehaus of Cedar Rapids, and Tasha Alexander of Waterloo; two sons, Tracy (Deborah) Alexander of Blue Springs, Mo., and Michael (Pearl) Alexander of Sacramento, Calif.; 45 grandchildren, 67 great-grandchildren and 25 great-great-grandchildren; five brothers, John H. Alexander of Waterloo, Wackey Alexander, Charles Alexander, Willie Alexander and Floyd Alexander; and seven sisters, Mary D. Alexander, Delphine Alexander Mitchell, Geraldine Alexander, Linda Lee Alexander, Mary Alexander Rogers, Doris Alexander Patrick, and Angie Alexander.
Preceded in death by: his wife; twins Robert Jr. (Papa) Alexander and Roberta Alexander Bey; a stepson William (Redd) Parker; grandsons, Adonis Alexander, Marcellus Andrews, Timothy Brandt and Austin Brandt; his parents; brothers, Peter Alexander Jr., Lee Andrew Alexander, Willie B. Alexander, Robert (Bob) Alexander and Jerry Alexander; and sisters, Ruth Alexander White, Margret Alexander, Beatrice Alexander Ross and Thelma J. Alexander.
Services: Memorial services are 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at Union Missionary Baptist Church, 209 Jackson St., Waterloo. Sanders Funeral Service, Waterloo, is assisting the family.
Delores M. Schauls (1937-2019)
WATERLOO — Delores Marie Schauls, 82, of Waterloo, died Thursday, May 16, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home.
She was born April 3, 1937, in Waukon, daughter of Urban and Lillian Howes Magner. She married Norman John Schauls on Sept. 28, 1957, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, at West Ridge near Waukon.
She graduated from St. Patrick’s Catholic High School and then worked at the Waukon State Bank. Delores and Norman farmed near Lansing before moving to Waterloo in 1961. Delores was a homemaker and was a clerk at Goodwill.
Survivors include: two sons, Mark (Berdell) Schauls and Mike Schauls, both of Waterloo; three daughters, Maureen (Greg) Bazan and Madonna (Joe) Morrison, both of Waterloo, and Marjean (Bob) Taylor of Flagstaff, Ariz.; 17 grandchildren, Kyle (Jessica), Jeremiah (Jennifer), April, Zach, Nathan, Chris, Saleena (Chase), Adam, Dan, Jacob (Emily), Dave, Kenneth, Kathleen, Tyler, Tony, Lindsey, Caleb; 12 great-grandchildren, Casey, Josie, Jaylynn, Preston, Keelan, Elaina, Gideon, Finley, Lillian, John, Lincoln and Theodore; two sisters, Kay Mettille of Lansing and Lorraine Drew of Waukon; three brothers Jim, Frank and Larry (Julie) Magner, all of Waukon; and a sister-in-law, Janet Fredrickson of Moline, Ill.
Preceded in death by: an infant daughter, Mary Ann; a grandson, Scott Schauls; a great-grandson, Gabriel McNorton; her husband and parents.
Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, with burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery, both in Waterloo. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 20, at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway Avenue, and for an hour before services at the church. Services will be lived streamed at blessedsacramentwaterloo.org.
Memorials: may be directed to the church and Cedar Valley Hospice.
Condolences may be left at www.hagartywaychoffgrarup.com.
Delores enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was active in the school and church community of Blessed Sacrament as the wife of a deacon. Delores and Norman traveled across the United States and Europe visiting relatives while doing genealogy research.
Jean Ellen Beck, 94, of Cedar Falls, died on Friday, April 26th, 2019 at New Aldaya Lifescapes. She was born on January 19, 1925 in Waterloo, Iowa, the daughter of Harold R. Rath and Vera (Hoff). She grew up in the Cedar Heights area, attended the University of Northern Iowa for 2 years and graduated as a Medical Technologist from the University of Minnesota in 1948. Jean married Robert A. Beck in June 24, 1950, in Cedar Falls.
She is preceded in death by her husband Robert, her parents and brother Richard Rath. She is survived by her sister-in-law Liz (Rath) Miller, her son Doug Beck (Linda) of Johnston, IA, her daughter Sandra Davis (Dale) of Knoxville, TN and daughter Kathy Zimbeck (Jon) of Parker, CO, 6 grandchildren, Mallory Beck, Hunter Beck, Benjamin Zimbeck, and Megan Zimbeck, Erin Newman (Grant) and Brittney Ferguson (Chuck).
She worked as a medical technologist at Allen Memorial Hospital for many years. Jean was involved with the Green Scene and with various support activities at St. Paul Lutheran Church and later at Nazareth Lutheran Church.
Jean had a deep love of nature and flower gardening. Jean’s summer and fall garden displays were always orchestrated into explosions of color that were a joy to experience. The Master Gardener program at Iowa State University lead to her love of all varieties of day lilies. She paid particular attention to garden design. Jean knew every plant by name and often shared her plantings with family and friends.
Jean and her husband Bob enjoyed traveling, riding bikes, golfing, fishing, camping, skiing and spending time with their kids and grandkids. Jean was known for making the most wonderful danish coffee cake and the best gooey pecan rolls. Jean loved cooking and always planned great menus whenever the family would get together.
Jean stayed active during her life and participated in water aerobics at the YMCA well into her 80’s. Jean loved to dance and could still cut a rug at her 90th birthday celebration.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 a.m. in Larsen Chapel at Nazareth Lutheran Church on May 22nd with a visitation an hour before at the church. A luncheon will be held after the service in the Bethel Hall. Memorials may be directed to Nazareth Lutheran Church or Hartman Reserve. Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.DahlFuneralHome.com
Verla L. Waugh (1933-2019)
CEDAR FALLS — Verla Louise Waugh, 85, of Cedar Falls, died Thursday, May 16, at Northcrest Specialty Care.
She was born July 11, 1933, in Keosauqua to Arthur Francis and Faye Catherine (Livengood) Beggs. She married Richard Waugh on Nov. 25, 1951 in Hubbard. He preceded her in death in 2010. She married Mel Stabenow on Dec. 5, 2015, in Cedar Falls. He preceded her in death in 2016.
She graduated from Hubbard High School in 1950. Verla and her husband purchased the Hampton Restaurant in 1959, moving their family to Hampton in 1960, and changing the restaurant name to the Skandia Inn. She was involved in the Hampton’s Women’s Sorority and was a member of the United Methodist Church in Hampton. After 29 years in the restaurant business, Verla and Rich closed the restaurant and sold the building. To be near her family, Verla moved to the Cedar Falls Village Cooperative in 2013.
Survived by: her son, Mark (Cathy) Waugh of Emmetsburg; three daughters, Gloria (David) Nutt of Shawnee, Kan., Julie (Kevin) Briden of Waterloo and Joy (Tom) Brooks of Dyersville; two stepsons, Don and Jack Stabenow; 18 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; her second husband; her half sister, Mary; and her brother-in-law, William “Uncle Bill” Waugh.
Services: 11 a.m. Monday, May 20, at Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories, preceded by an hour of visitation.
Memorials: may be directed to The Michael J. Fox Foundation, Donation Processing, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014, where 88 cents of every dollar goes to research programs, or Safe Haven of Iowa County/No-Kill Animal Shelter, P.O.Box 444, Williamsburg, IA 52361.
Condolences may be left at www.overtonservice.com.
During retirement, Verla and Rich enjoyed numerous trips with their motorcoach group, and camping trips to visit family with their pups. Verla enjoyed cooking and baking for her family and friends. She loved planting flowers, spending time with her family and her beloved puppy “Ziggy.”
Jeanne H. Reuter
GILBERTVILLE --- Jeanne H. Reuter, 93, of Gilbertville, died Saturday, May 18, of natural cause, at the Western Home Communities-Deery Suites, Cedar Falls. Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Gilbertville. Visitation will be 4 to 8p.m. Monday, May 20, at White Funeral Home, Jesup, and for an hour before services at the church. Online condolences at www.White-MtHope.come
Service Notice: Sydney S. Shimp McBride
WATERLOO -- Sydney Sue Shimp McBride, 66, of Waterloo, died Feb. 24; celebration of life 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 26, at the Evansdale AMVETS.
Kenneth J. Koupal (1936-2019)
CEDAR FALLS — Kenny James Koupal, 82, died Tuesday, May 14, at Western Home Community’s Deery Suites in Cedar Falls.
He was born Nov. 1, 1936, in Wagner, S.D., son of Emil and Agnes (Hron) Koupal. He married Erna Baumgartner on Aug. 16, 1957, at the Lutheran Church in Elgin
He attended high school in Reinbeck. After high school, he went to work full-time for Smitty’s Tire & Appliances. He then served in the U.S. Army for two years in Fort Riley, Kan. He returned to work at Smitty’s where he eventually became part owner. After 42 years of working, he retired then drove bus for the Cedar Falls Community School District for 14 years.
Survived by: his wife; two daughters, Kendra (Tom) Paige of Waterloo and Tracey (Matt) Kopecky of Holmen, Wis.; seven grandchildren, Michael (Deserae) Paige of Cedar Rapids, Andrew (Diana) Paige of Waterloo, Anna (David) Conrad of Aplington, Rachel (Chris Fogerty, fiance) Paige of Redmond, Wash., Taylor Kopecky of Eau Claire, Wis., Caitlin Kopecky of La Crosse, Wis., and Carson Kopecky of Holmen, Wis.; five great-grandchildren, Lucas, Zoey, Penny, Nicholas, and Felicity; a sister-in-law, Wanda Koupal of Cedar Falls; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: his parents; and his brother, Sylvan.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 23, at Nazareth Evangelical Lutheran Church’s Worship Center, Cedar Falls, with burial in the Reinbeck Cemetery following the luncheon. Military rites by Reinbeck American Legion Post 242. Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home.
Memorials: may be directed to the church, Cedar Valley Hospice or to the family.
Kenny had an artistic flair and enjoyed drawing and woodworking in his workshop. He also enjoyed fishing. One of his hobbies was hunting for and picking up items to bring home, fix and sell. He was very organized and knew where to find anything and everything in his workshop.
Service Notice: Kyle L. Hansen
CEDAR FALLS -- Kyle L. Hansen, 73, of Cedar Falls, died at home Monday, Feb. 18; inurnment will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 23, in Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens, Cedar Falls, with military honors conducted by the Cedar Falls AMVETS Post 49 Honor Guard; memorials may be directed to the family; Richardson Funeral Service, 266-3525.
Magdalano “Mike” Tovar (1929-2019)
WATERLOO — Magdalano “Mike” Tovar, 89, of Minneapolis, formerly of Waterloo, died at home Wednesday, May 15.
He was born July 22, 1929, in Waterloo, son of Juan and Feliza (Zuniga) Tovar. On Jan. 29, 1955, he married Florence Lehman at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.
He graduated from OLVA High School and served in the U.S. Army. Mike worked at Rath Packing and the University of Northern Iowa for many years. Mike and Florence recently moved to Minneapolis to be closer to their family.
Survived by: his wife; three children, Rebecca (Richard Atkins) Tovar, Terry (David) Peña and Thomas Tovar; four brothers, Manuel, John (Betty), Danny and Patrick (Marsha) Tovar; two sisters, Bernadene Duenas and Mary Caughron; and five grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: his parents; and three brothers, Pedro, Jesse and Francis Tovar.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 20, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery. Military rites conducted by the Becker-Chapman Post 138 American Legion. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. today, May 19, at Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Condolences may be left at www.overtonservice.com.
John F. Klemke (1937-2019)
PARKERSBURG — John Frederick Klemke, 81, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, May 16, at Select Specialty-Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines.
He was born Nov. 16, 1937, in Chippewa Falls, Wis., son of William and Loretta (Libkie) Klemke. John graduated from Chippewa Falls High School, and then served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
On Sept. 7, 1981, John married Mary Donovan in Reinbeck. The couple lived in Parkersburg, and John worked at John Deere and then received training in auto body work. John owned Waterloo Paint and Body for 40 years, retiring in 2003. John attended Liberty Baptist Church in Dike.
Survivors: his wife; four children, Jody (Richard) Muller of Cedar Falls, Kent Klemke of Parkersburg, Jason (Sherry) Klemke of Janesville, and Joshua Klemke of St. Louis, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Muller, Jessica Muller, John Luke Klemke, Jacob Cody Klemke, Kailah (Joshua) Willms, Cody (Lizzie) Davenport, and Rachel Klemke; and three great-grandchildren, Mazie, Milo and Vincent.
Preceded in death by: a son, John Klemke; his parents; three brothers, Kenny, Wally and Willie; and two sisters, Caroline “Sis” and Betty.
Services: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 23, at Heartland Vineyard Church, with burial in the Garden of Memories, both in Waterloo. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, at Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home in Parkersburg, (319) 346-1534, and for an hour before services at the church.
Memorials: to the family.
Online condolences at www.redman-schwartz.com
He was very mechanical and loved cars and auto racing. John was a wonderful “Mister Fix-it”, and enjoyed motorcycling and cooking. He also liked to fish and take his grandchildren fishing. John loved the Lord and his family.
Robert L. “Bob” Savereide (1921-2019)
CEDAR FALLS — Robert L. “Bob” Savereide, 97, of Cedar Falls, died Monday, May 13, at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown.
He was born Oct. 14, 1921, in Waterloo, son of Harry and Rachel (Melendy) Savereide. He married Ruby Wilmoth Woods on Dec. 26, 1941. She died Dec. 8, 2012.
He graduated from the Missouri Military Academy in Mexico, Mo. He was an officer in the U.S. Army during World War II serving as a platoon leader in the 35th Infantry Division in France and Germany. He received a Purple Heart.
He attended Central College (Central Methodist University) in Fayette, Mo., the University of Missouri in Columbia, and graduated in 1947 with a B.A. degree from Iowa State Teachers College (University of Northern Iowa). He was a science teacher in Burlington and then Dysart, where he also managed the Avon Movie Theater with his wife. He earned his master’s in counseling from Iowa State Teachers College in 1959 and was a guidance counselor for the Cedar Falls Schools, first in the Main Street School, where he also taught science, and then at Peet Junior High, retiring in 1986. He served as national vice president of the Middle Schools Division of the American School Counselor Association; and secretary of the Cedar Falls Kiwanis Club.
Survived by: a son, Dr. Robert Savereide (Sue Ellen) of Ely, Minn.; a daughter, Susan Gubuan (Ramon) of Urbandale; his grandchildren, Andrew Wheeler (Jarvis Willis), James Savereide (Kerry), Megann Tresemer (Jason) and Dawn Russell; his great-grandchildren, Stephen and Matthew Wheeler, Zackary and Dylan Savereide, Owen and Norah Tresemer, Tyson, Taylor, and Trystin Russell; a sister-in-law, Maxine Woods; and two nieces, Linda Heydt of Mexico, Mo., and Sandra Hafner (Jim) of Sperry.
Preceded in death by: a brother, Duskin.
Memorial services: 11 a.m. Monday, May 20, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Cedar Falls, with burial in Garden of Memories, Waterloo. Visitation for one hour before services at the church. Richardson Funeral Service is assisting the family.
Memorials: may be directed to the Cedar Falls Schools Foundation, 602 Main St., Cedar Falls 50613.
Robert was a talented pianist and in retirement, became a certified piano technician. He was active in the Piano Technicians Guild and restored five grand pianos in all. After moving to the Veterans Home in 2012, he continued to play the piano and often entertained friends and residents.
Gladys A. Nelson (1923-2019)
CEDAR FALLS — Gladys Adele Nelson, 96, of Cedar Falls, died Thursday, May 16, at Friendship Villag-Lakeview Landing.
She was born Feb. 25, 1923, in Miner County near Howard, S.D., daughter of Elias and Regna (Gudahl) Ristesund. She married the Rev. Henry B. Nelson on June 5, 1948, in Sioux Falls, S.D. He died March 16, 2006.
She graduated from Howard High School in South Dakota and served with her husband in various churches in Minnesota, Illinois, South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan. They served at First Baptist Church in Cedar Falls from 1969 to 1974.
Survived by: five sons, Daniel (Bonnie) of Mason City, Robert and Stephen (Lori), both of Cedar Falls, Mark (Eve) of Sturtevant, Wis., and Greg (Robin) of Kenosha, Wis.; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Elton Ristesund of Howard.
Preceded in death by: three brothers; and two sisters.
Visitation: Family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, May 24, in the chapel at Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery, with graveside service at 2 p.m. Richardson Funeral Service is assisting the family.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Condolences may be left at www.richardsonfuneralservice.com.
Ronald R. McGregor (1930-2019)
NASHUA — Ronald Ralph McGregor, 88, of Nashua, died at home Wednesday, May 15.
He was born June 24, 1930, in rural Nashua, son of Kenneth and Florence (Wilcox) McGregor. He married Grace Colburn on June 12, 1955, at the United Methodist Church in Plainfield.
He was a 1948 graduate of Nashua High School. He attended Mankato Business School in Mankato, Minn., and then served in the U.S. Army for two years. His farming career spanned his entire lifetime, growing crops, raising livestock, owning horses and doing daily tasks on the farm. He was active on many different boards including IBIA Board, Nashua School Board, Nashua-Plainfield School Board, Hawkeye Community College Board of Trustees, First Security Bank Board member, United Methodist Church Board and was the Beef Superintendent for 4-H.
Survived by: his wife; three sons, Steven (Ann) McGregor of Charles City, Roger (Mindy) McGregor of Van Meter and Clark McGregor of Nashua; two daughters, Ruth (Brian) Bierschenk of Nashua and Susan (Tracy) Wright of Omaha, Neb.; his grandchildren, Aaron (Jen) McGregor, Phillip McGregor, Elizabeth (David) Charlson, Emily McGregor, Alex McGregor, Mariah McGregor, Megan (Wiatt) Olson, Kelly (Kyle) Poppe, Ben Bierschenk, Natalie Wright and Matthew Wright; his great-grandchildren, Gabriella McGregor, Reagan McGregor, Tyler McGregor, Wesley Charlson, Eva Charlson, Addison Olson, Ashton Olson, Koen and Kabri Poppe; and a brother, Harold (Jean) McGregor of Owatonna, Minn.
Preceded in death by: his parents; a brother, Malcolm (Patricia) McGregor; and a grandson, John McGregor.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the United Methodist Church, Nashua, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery, both in Nashua. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 20, at Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory—Olson Chapel in Nashua. Visitation continues an hour before services at the church.
Condolences may be left at hugebackfuneralhome.com
Being a farmer was who Ron was, and it was what he was put on this earth to do. He loved technology and innovation and was a horse lover. Family meant everything to Ron, and he was devoted to them, always calling and talking to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.