Obituaries and service notices in today's Courier.
Joyce A. Buehner
WATERLOO — Joyce A. Buehner, 70, of Waterloo, died Thursday, Oct. 10, as the result of an auto accident.
She was born July 22, 1949, in Waterloo, daughter of Joseph and Evelyn Spore Buehner. Joyce was employed with Harmony House, Cedar Falls Lutheran Home, APAC and Exceptional Persons Inc., retiring in 2010.
Survivors: two sons, Robert (Karen) Walker of Cedar Falls and Joseph (Karla) Walker of Evansdale; a daughter, Tina (Dave) Schmit of Waterloo; six grandchildren, Cameron Walker, Hannah Smith, Morgan Smith, Tristan Walker, Avery Schmit and Kolton Schmit; a sister, Janice (Tom) Hofstadter of Herriman, Utah; and her beloved dog, Jersie.
Preceded in death by: her parents; three sisters, Barbara Loftus, Carol Coleman and Linda Mills; and two brothers, Joseph and Michael Buehner.
Services: A Celebration of Life will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway, where there will be a time of sharing at 3 p.m.
Memorials: to the family.
Online condolences at www.hagartywaychoffgrarup.com.
WATERLOO — Sharon Elfritz, 67, of Waterloo and formerly of Toledo, died Friday, Oct. 11, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home.
She was born April 27, 1952, in Toledo, daughter of Adolph and Violet Flowers Benda. She married Terry L. Elfritz on Oct. 6, 1984, at New Beginnings First Wesleyan Church in Waterloo. Sharon graduated from South Tama High School in 1970. She received her LPN from Hawkeye Tech in 1973 and then her RN from Hawkeye Community College in 1989.
She was a registered nurse in Waterloo for 39 1 years. Sharon began her nursing career at Schoitz Hospital in 1974 as an LPN. In 1989, started as an RN at Covenant Medical Center, where she retired in April 2014. She attended New Beginnings First Wesleyan Church.
Survivors: include her husband; two brothers, Dennis Benda of Toledo and Bruce (Kitty) Benda of Marshalltown; a sister, Jacquelyn Benda Meeks of Toledo; a brother-in-law, Steve (Kay) Elfritz of Waterloo; a nephew, Matthew (Emily) Elfritz of St. Paul, Minn., and five nieces, Rhiannon (CJ) Dall of Marshalltown, Keri (Ian) Davis of Waterloo, Kristen Elfritz of Waterloo, Kelsey (Karla) Elfritz of Waterloo and Katie Elfritz of Des Moines; and great-nephews, Jackson and Owen Davis, and Maxwell Elfritz.
Preceded in death by: her parents; parents-in-law, Charles “Chuck,” and Dorothy Elfritz; and a brother-in-law, John Scott Meeks.
Graveside services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Oak Hill Cemetery, New Hartford, with the procession leaving from the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Locke Funeral Home, Waterloo. The family requests those attending to wear their favorite team colors in Sharon’s memory.
Memorials: to the Panther Scholarship Fund.
Online condolences at www.LockeFuneralHome.com.
Sharon was a member of the Panther Scholarship Club since 1990. She and Terry were season ticket holders for UNI football, men’s and women’s basketball, and volleyball. She enjoyed traveling any place with a beach, New York City, or Las Vegas.
DYSART — Irene Dorothy Olson, 88, of Dysart, died Thursday, Oct. 10, at Sunnycrest Nursing Center, Dysart.
She was born May 1, 1931, in Clinton, daughter of David and Lois (Carlson) Palmer. On March 1, 1955, she married Lewis Olson in Clinton. He died April 30, 2001.
Irene graduated from Lyons High School and served in the Woman’s Army Corps from 1950-53, attaining the rank of sergeant. She and her husband made their home in Clinton, Winterset, Marshalltown, Camanche and settled in Dysart. Irene worked as a seamstress for many years.
Survived by: two daughters, Susan Pippin of Bellevue, Neb., and Wanda (David) Petersen of Dysart; five grandchildren, Kenneth Pippin and Jackie Pippin, both of Nebraska, Cale (Courtney) Petersen and Reece (Melissa) Petersen, both of Dysart, and Paige (Jamie) Huebner of Waukee; 11 great-grandchildren, Violet, Patrick, Kylie, Hailey, Taryn, Grady, Jailyn, Piper, Palmer, Hattie and Louie; two sisters, Gennette Nelson and Elizabeth Newsome, both of Clinton; a brother, Louis Palmer of Clinton; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; four brothers, David, LaVerne, Stanley and William; and a sister, Shirley.
Services: 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at Overton Funeral Home in Dysart, with burial at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Dysart Cemetery, with military rites conducted by the Dysart American Legion.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Condolences may be left at www.overtonfuneralhomes.com.
Irene enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and recently went on the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.
Maxine C. King
CEDAR FALLS —- Maxine C. King, 95, of Cedar Falls, and formerly of Sioux City, died Thursday, Oct. 10, at Nation Cottage of the Western Home Communities.
She was born Aug. 21, 1924, in Fargo, N.D., daughter of Homer and Emma (Golm) Sampson. Maxine married Ross King on Nov. 20, 1944, in LeMars. He died April 13, 2009. Maxine graduated from LeMars High school in 1924 and attended a business school.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Sioux City. Maxine was a member of PEO, Church Circle, and several women’s golf groups including the Dakota Dunes Golf Club.
Maxine was a homemaker and eventually went on to work as a library para-educator with the Sioux City Community School District. She retired 1989.
Survivors: two sons, David King of Denver, Colo., and Robert King of Denver, Colo.; a daughter, Susan (Mitch) Lantz of Waterloo; three grandchildren, Emily (Matthew) Nolting, Steven (Jessica) Schmitt Jr., and Andrew (Megan) Schmitt; three stepgrandchildren, Jeff Lantz, Nathan Lantz, and Erica (Dustin) Lies; and six great-grandchildren, Jack Nolting, Avery Nolting, Walter Schmitt, Arlo Schmitt, Jason Lies, and Josie Lies.
Preceded in death by: her parents; and husband, Ross.
Services: Private family services will be held. Locke Funeral Home, Waterloo, is assisting the family.
Memorials: to Nation Cottage of Western Home Communities, Cedar Falls, or Trinity Lutheran Church, Sioux City.
Online condolences at www.lockefuneralhome.com
After retirement, the couple enjoyed winters in Florida, going to Hawkeye games golfing. Maxine enjoyed raising her children, delighted in her grandchildren and great-grands. She enjoyed reading, knitting, golfing, baking pies, cakes, and cookies, and Hawkeye sports.
Ferguson, William M. (Bill)
Oct. 22, 1949-Oct. 8, 2019
Omaha—Survived by wife Lin, children Marta Ferguson (David Drum), Matthew (Holly), grandchildren Ben, Clara, Hannah, Mallory, brother Spencer, family and friends.
Visitation Sunday 3:00—5:00 PM. Monday 12:00—1:00 PM with Funeral Service Monday 1:00 PM all at Roeder Mortuary. Graveside Service Tuesday 12:30 PM at Iowa Veterans Cemetery Adel, IA. Reception to follow Graveside service. Memorials Josie Harper Hospice House, Living Grace Lutheran Church, VNA Hospice.
Roeder Mortuary, Inc.—108th Street Chapel, 2727 N 108th St—Omaha, NE—402-496-9000.
James "Jim" Francis Johnson
WATERLOO — James “Jim” Francis Johnson, 69, of North Liberty, formerly of Waterloo, died Thursday, Oct. 10, at Windmill Manor, Coralville.
He was born June 9, 1950, in Waterloo, son of Dale W. and Dorothy C. Davitt Johnson. He married Diane Fowlkes on June 23, 1969, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Evansdale, and they later divorced.
Jim served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He was employed at Eagles Grocery store and most recently at Wal-Mart Grocery in Waterloo.
Survived by: his sons, Stephen (Amanda) Johnson of Tiffin and Brad (Robyn) Johnson of Ankeny; and five grandchildren, Tom, Nick, Anna, Lexa and Tyler Johnson.
Preceded in death by: his parents; a brother, Steve Johnson; two sisters, Judy Riley and Alice Johnson.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at St. Edward Catholic Church with burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Full military rites will be conducted by Waterloo AMVETS Post 19 and Evansdale AMVETS Post 31, assisted by the Naval Honor Guard. Visitation from 3 to 6 p.m. today, Oct. 13, at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway. Visitation also for an hour prior to services Monday at the church.
Memorials in lieu of flowers: may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Online condolences may be left at www.hagartywaychoffgrarup.com.
Lela F. Walker
WATERLOO — Lela F. Walker, 99, of Waterloo, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Friendship Village Retirement Center.
She was born Aug. 21, 1920, in Oelwein, daughter of Nels and Ulla Bjorklund Nelson. Lela graduated from Oelwein High School in 1936. She married Paul M. Walker in Fort Smith, Ark., on June 18, 1943; he died March 13, 1995.
Lela contributed to war efforts as secretary of the base commander in Alamogordo, N.M. Following World War II, she was secretary to the dean of students at Coe College, Cedar Rapids, and worked many years as church secretary of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she was also a member.
Survivors: a son Thomas Walker of both Houston‚ Texas, and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, a daughter, Connie Dangelser of Bellevue; a sister, Evelyn (Leland) Wickwire of Allison; grandchildren, Lezlea Pixley Dahlke of Winona, Minn., and Samuel Pixley of Portland, Ore.; great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: her parents; two sisters, Caroline Blunt of Strawberry Point, and Laura Burco of Aurora; a brother, Charles Nelson of Waterloo; an infant brother, Alfred Nelson; and a nephew, Dennis Burco.
Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Waterloo, with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Oelwein. Visitation will be an hour prior to services at the church. Locke Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Memorials: to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Online condolences may be left at www.LockeFuneralHome.com
She enjoyed playing bridge, doing wood decorations and crafts, and liked to cook and bake.
Richard G. "Dick" Purdy
CEDAR FALLS — Richard G. “Dick” Purdy, 90, of Cedar Falls, died Oct. 3 at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital in Waterloo.
He was born April 2, 1929, in Cedar Falls, son of Lester and Alice (Rose) Purdy. He married Eunice L. Berkland on June 10, 1950, in Cylinder. She died Sept. 15, 2013.
Dick earned his BA from Iowa State Teachers College (UNI) and his MA in counseling from State College of Iowa (UNI). He was a teacher of biology, geometry, algebra and physical education at Waterloo West High School for more than 30 years. Dick also coached sophomore track, football and basketball teams. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard and was a member of Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls.
Survived by: his daughter, Nancy (Paul) Christensen of Cedar Falls; his son, Joe Purdy of Cedar Falls; seven grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and a stepgreat-grandchild.
Preceded in death by: his parents; his wife; his brother, Robert (Bev) Purdy; and his daughter-in-law, Deb Purdy.
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Nazareth Lutheran Church Larsen Chapel, with burial at Greenwood Cemetery, both in Cedar Falls. Military honors will be conducted by Cedar Falls AMVETS Post 49. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church.
Memorials in lieu of flowers: may be directed to the family.
Online condolences may be left at www.DahlFuneralHome.com.
Dick was an avid Iowa Hawkeye sports fan. He enjoyed hunting, year-round fishing, trapping, spending summers in Minnesota, Alaska and Canada and he loved ice cream. He will be missed by his loving family and friends.
Gary M. Dangelser
Gary M. Dangelser, 68, of Bellevue, Iowa passed away July 15, 2019 from injuries sustained from a tragic motorcycle accident he and his wife were involved in near Elizabeth, Illinois on July 7, 2019.
Gary was surrounded by his loving family.
Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 19, 2019 at. St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bellevue, Iowa. Family will greet friends from 9:30 a.m. until the service at the church.
Survived by his wife, Constance “Connie” Pixley-Dangelser; daughter Charity (Josh) Dangelser of Iowa; son Luke (Nicole) Dangelser of Davenport, Iowa; daughter Lezlea (Christopher) Dahlke of Winona, Minnesota; son Samuel (Emily) Pixley of Portland, Oregon; grandchildren, Mary Jo of Iowa; Chase Allen, Jamison Allen, Owen Dangelser, and Jase Dangelser of Davenport, Iowa; Caroline, Ava, and Calvin Dahlke of Winona, Minnesota; Soren and Alina Lou Pixley of Portland, Oregon; as well as many dear family and friends.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.hachmannfuneralhome.com.
Everly E. McIntosh
DUNKERTON — Everly Elizabeth McIntosh, stillborn infant of Lyle and Sara McIntosh of Dunkerton, died Thursday, Oct. 10, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City.
Survived by: her parents; three sisters, Elsie, Laycie and Mallorie McIntosh; a brother, Lane McIntosh; maternal grandfather, John (Paula Bird) Powers of Jesup; maternal grandmother, Susie (Kevin) Boyland of Waterloo; paternal grandparents, James and Pat McIntosh of Dunkerton; maternal great-grandfather, Richard (Dorothy) Teatsworth of Oregon; maternal great-grandmother, Luella Driscol of La Porte City; paternal great-grandfather, John McIntosh of Dunkerton; paternal great-grandmothers, Beulah “Boots” Willett of Jesup and Elizabeth Bare of Winthrop; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Preceded in death by: maternal great-grandparents, Roger and Kathleen Powers; paternal great-grandfather, Lyle Bare; paternal great-grandmother,Juanita McIntosh; and a cousin, Kanen James McIntosh.
Private family services: will be held. White Funeral Home, Jesup, is in charge of the arrangements.
Kenneth C. Miller
WATERLOO — Kenneth C. Miller, 76, of Panama City, Fla., died Monday, Oct. 7, in a Pensacola Hospital in Florida.
He was born Nov. 27, 1942, to Carl Miller and Lois Struve Miller in Benton County. On March 21, 1964, he married Cynthia Rahn.
He was a 1961 graduate of La Porte City schools and graduated from University of Iowa with a chemical engineer degree in 1968. He served a military career in the U. S. Air Force as a pilot and with the drone program before retiring in 1992. He was an active member in Parker United Methodist Church in Panama City .
Survived by: his wife; two sons, Randall Miller of Monument, Colo., and Michael Miller of Tallahassee, Fla.; a daughter, Andrea (Jon) Mahler of Lynn Haven, Fla.; four grandchildren; two sisters, Kathy Burr of Orlando, Fla., and Janet Sproule of La Porte City.
Preceded in death by: his parents.
Services: are pending in Panama City.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Ida passed away in peace on Sept. 25th at age 91. Proceeded in death by her solemate, Elmer, in 2011. Survived by her brother, Gene; and sister, Bonnie; and many nieces and nephews and friends. Ida will surely be remembered by many as a caring nurse, an avid golfer, bowler, woodcarver, bicyclist and lover of Tai Chi. Memorials may be sent to Cedar Bend Humane Society at 1166 W. Airline Hwy., Waterloo, IA 50703.
Edward B. Adams
CEDAR FALLS — Edward B. “Easy Ed” Adams, 93, of Cedar Falls, died Oct. 2 at the Cedar Valley Hospice in Waterloo.
Ed was born Jan. 12, 1926, in Cabool, Mo., son of Truey and Mildred (McFarland) Adams. He married Virginia “Ginny” Trout on May 31, 1946, in Webster City. She died Dec. 22, 2015.
Ed graduated from Webster City High School. He was wounded as a ‘Hell on Wheels’ U.S. Army tank commander in the famed ‘Battle of the Bulge’ during World War II, receiving the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and the French Legion of Honor award. He earned his two-year degree from Des Moines Business College (AIB) and was employed in sales with Addressograph-Multigraph.
Survived by: a daughter, Tonja “Toni” Adams of Cedar Falls; a nephew, Bruce (Colleen) Hotchkiss; and caregivers, Kathy and Curt Morrison.
Preceded in death by: nieces, nephews and several siblings.
Visitation planned for Sunday, Oct. 20, has been postponed due to an illness.
Memorials: may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice or Tonja (Toni) Adams.
Condolences may be left at www.richardsonfuneralservice.com.
JANESVILLE — Laureen Ann Davis, 61, of Janesville, and formerly of Anamosa, died at home early Friday, Oct. 11.
She was born Nov. 24, 1957, in Anamosa, daughter of Jeanne Beverly (Ames) and Louis Earl Gilbert. She graduated from Anamosa High School in 1976. She attended Kirkwood Community College for computer operations and graduated in 1977. On May 20, 1978, Laureen married Dellar Davis in Cedar Rapids. The couple lived in Cedar Rapids and Grinnell before moving to Waverly in 1989, and then settled in Janesville in 1993.
Laureen worked in the collections department for the J.S. Latta Co., and did clerical work for GTE in Grinnell, and CUNA in Waverly.
Survivors: her husband; a son, Christopher (Barbara) Davis of Waverly; a daughter, Stephanie Davis of Mesa, Ariz.; two grandchildren, Allyson and Elijah Davis; four sisters, Vianna (Dave) Davis of Gilbert, Ariz., Carolyn Gilbert of Cedar Rapids, Kathleen (Phillip) Dirks of Anamosa, and Colleen (Dennis) Dvorak of Cedar Rapids; a brother, Louis “Butch” (Anita) Gilbert of Montezuma; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: her parents; and a brother, Gary Gilbert.
Services: According to her wishes, Laureen’s body was cremated and there will be no services.
Memorials: to the family.
Online condolences at www.kaisercorson.com. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is assisting the family, (319) 352-1187.
Laureen was a talented crafter and enjoyed scrapbooking and stamping. She also liked to garden and had a lifelong love for cats.
DYSART — Marcella June Hach, 91, of Dysart, died Oct. 5 at home.
She was born July 12, 1928, in Mount Auburn, daughter of Charles and Mildred Chalupsky. She graduated from Mount Auburn High School. Marcella received her teaching degree and taught in a one-room schoolhouse for two years. On Aug. 10, 1948, she married Melvin W. Hach. The couple made their home on a farm near Dysart where Marcella took care of their children and helped on the farm. She also had her own cake decorating business for 20 years.
Marcella was a member of the Dysart United Methodist Church, Dysart Women’s Club, and the ZCBJ Lodge in Clutier for many years.
Survivors: a daughter, Beverly (Bill) Humphrey of Windsor, Colo.; a son, Larry (Michelle) Hach of Munising, Mich.; four grandchildren, Peter (Meghan) Hach, Chelsea (DeWald) Van Den Berg, Danielle Hach, and Jenna Hach; and a great-granddaughter, Everett Van Den Berg.
Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; and a sister, Gladys Peters.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at Dysart United Methodist Church with burial in Dysart Cemetery. Visitation is for an hour prior to services at the church. Overton Funeral Home in Dysart is assisting the family.
Memorials: to the Dysart Development Corp.
Online condolences at www.overtonfuneralhomes.com
She enjoyed gardening, sewing, cooking, playing cards, and most importantly, taking care of her family.
Service Notices: Joe L. Dennis
WELLSBURG --- Joe Leslie Dennis, 64, of Wellsburg, died Friday, Oct. 11, after a lengthy battle with leukemia. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at New Hartford United Methodist Church, New Hartford, with burial in Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Cedar Falls. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at the church, as well as an hour prior to services at the church. Memorials to the family; online condolences at www.kaisercorson.com. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is in charge of arrangements, (319) 352-1187.
PARKERSBURG — Holly Lou Arends, 72, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Oct. 11, at MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center of cardiac arrest.
She was born Dec. 25, 1946, in Greenville, Ohio, daughter of Nevin and Esther (Detling) Haines. She graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1964. She graduated in 1965 from Pitzies Beauty School. On July 23, 1966, Holly married Duane Joe Arends at First Congregational Church, Parkersburg. They made their home on a farm in rural Parkersburg, north of Fern. Holly was a beautician and owned her own shop for a time. Through the years, Holly worked at various shops, including A Touch of Country, Manly Drug Store and she currently worked at Leah’s Card and Gift Shoppe.
She was a member of First Congregational Church and was part of the Ladies Guild and prayer group.
Survivors: her husband; four daughters, Sheila (Eric) Kinman of Tampa, Fla., Stacy (Cole) Lindholm of Urbandale, and Diane (Kevin) Endelman and Ashley (Scott) Ashby, both of Parkersburg; eight grandchildren, Olivia and Ryan Asche, Brennan and Aaron Lindholm, Charlee and Colin Endelman and Cora and Heidi Ashby; a son-in-law, Greg Asche; three sisters, Gilda (Lester) Bellman of Bremen, Ind., JoEllen Bierman of Tulsa, Okla., and Melissa (Larry) Wiles of Yuma, Ariz.; and a brother, John (Jenny) Haines of Birmingham, Ala.
Preceded in death by: a daughter, Sherri Asche on Nov. 16, 2014; and her parents.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at First Congregational Church with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, both in Parkersburg. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at the church, and for an hour before services at the church. Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home in Parkersburg is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences at www.redman-schwartz.com
Holly enjoyed flower arranging, decorating and shopping. Her greatest joy was spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren.
Gertrude G. Aswegan
CEDAR FALLS — Gertrude Grace Aswegan, 98, died Oct. 6 in Edenbrook of Edina in Edina, Minn.
She was born March 1, 1921, in Comfrey, Minn., daughter of Frank and Bessie (Valentien) Hippen. On Sept. 18, 1945, she married Luke Awegan Jr. He died Nov. 27, 1967.
After their marriage, Gertrude and Luke moved to Cedar Falls where they were both employed in the dairy business. During her lifetime Gertrude operated a babysitting business, did ironing and sewing, and spent 35 years making and selling ice cream at Newberrys on Main Street in Cedar Falls. She retired in 2004. In 2013, she moved to Edina to be closer to her sons.
Survived by: her sons, Gerald (Arzu) Aswegan of Bloomington, Minn., and Mark (Roberta) Aswegan of Anoka, Minn.; two grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; and two sisters, Grace Schriock and Delores Gatzlaff.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Larsen Chapel at Nazareth Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cedar Falls, preceded by an hour of visitation (please use entrance No. 7), with burial in Garden of Memories in Waterloo.
Memorials: may be directed to the Salvation Army.
Condolences may be left at www.DahlFuneralHome.com.
Gertrude enjoyed sewing for herself and others. She loved to go fishing with her sons and grandsons.
Barbara J. "Bobbie" Darling
CEDAR FALLS — Barbara J. “Bobbie” Darling, 89, of Cedar Falls, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the Western Home Communities Thalman Square.
She was born Feb. 14, 1930, in Cedar Rapids, daughter of Edwin and Ethel (Stoneking) Darling.
Bobbie received her BA degree in 1952 from Iowa State Teachers College (UNI) and her MA degree in 1958 from the University of Northern Colorado. She taught elementary physical education in Waverly and Cedar Rapids, prior to becoming a physical education instructor and director of Orchesis (modern dance club) at Iowa State Teachers College in 1958. Bobbie taught there until her retirement in 1985.
Survived by: her sister, Patricia “Jo” Hood, of California; her nieces, Kerry and Wendy Hood, Jill Buehler and Ann Planter; her nephews, Tim and Craig Hood, Mike and Larry Darling; her goddaughter, Rebecca (Marston) Meyerkorth, and her sister, Kelly (Marston) Allen.
Services: At Bobbie’s request, there will be no visitation or services.
Memorials in lieu of flowers: may be directed Cedar Valley Hospice or The University of Northern Iowa Foundation, in care of Barbara J. Darling Scholarship Endowment Fund.
Online condolences may be left at www.DahlFuneralHome.com.
After retirement, Bobbie and her dearest friend and housemate, Barbara Yager, moved to Green Valley, Arizona, where they lived for 25 years before returning to Cedar Falls. They spent hours hiking and bird watching. Barbara preceded Bobbie in death. The Arizona mountains is where Bobbie’s heart remains.
Service Notice: Daniel E. Olson
GRUNDY CENTER -- Daniel Edward Olson, 73, of Grundy Center, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital in Waterloo; services 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at United Methodist Church in Grundy Center; visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Oct. 13, at the church.
Taresa L. Viola Tripp
Taresa Tripp, 60, passed away Sept. 12, 2019, in Merryville, La. Preceded in death by her parents, husband Tim and daughter Kerri.
Family private service will be held at a later date at the Reinbeck Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family in care of Jim Tripp, 305 Pine St., Reinbeck, 50669.