Obituaries and service notices in today's Courier.
Trevor S. Kimball (1979-2017)
CEDAR FALLS — Trevor Stephen Kimball, 37, of Rochester, Minn., formerly of Cedar Falls, died Dec. 25, 2017, at home after a long battle with cystic fibrosis.
He was born Dec. 27, 1979, in Waterloo.
Trevor graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 1998. After graduation he briefly attended Hawkeye Community College. He worked as a janitor while his health permitted.
Survived by: his mother, Susan Kimball of Rochester; and his father, H.L. Kimball of Circle Pines, Minn.
Celebration of life: took place June 14 at Quarry Ridge PL N.W. Apartment Complex in Rochester.
Memorials: may be sent to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or Aspire Thereapeutic Horseback of Waterloo.
Trevor was interested in swimming, biking, Tai chi, movies, music, gardening and animals.
Service Notice: Betty H. Krogh
CEDAR FALLS -- Betty H. Krogh, 88, of Cedar Falls, died Saturday, Sept. 8, at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital; Richardson Funeral Service, 266-3525.
Lorraine Hanson (1924-2018)
INDEPENDENCE — Lorraine F. Hanson, 93, of Independence, died on Thursday, Sept. 6, at Lexington Estate in Independence.
She was born on Oct. 6, 1924, in Howard County, daughter of John James and Ruth Dette (Sjobakken) Greenslade. On April 10, 1963, she married Norman Lewis Hanson in Galena, Ill. He preceded her in death in December 2017.
Mrs. Hanson graduated from high school in Cresco. She was the manager of Miller Wohl Clothing in Oelwein before retiring in 1984. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Independence.
Survived by: two daughters, Ronda (Troy) Foley of Independence and Ruthann Iverson of Cresco; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; four stepdaughters, Peggy, Judy, Sharri and Barb, and three stepsons, Jeff, Scott and Marty, and their families.
Preceded in death by: her husband; her parents; a sister; and three brothers.
Services: 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, with burial at Mount Hope Cemetery, both in Independence. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the White Funeral Home in Independence.
Condolences may be left at www.Whtie-MtHope.com.
Mrs. Hanson enjoyed playing cards (Bridge and Euchre), line dancing, and attending the dances each week at the Independence Senior Citizens Center. When she was able, she played golf and won trophies for bowling.
Pamela Myhr (1956-2018)
WATERLOO — Pamela C. Myhr, 61, of Waterloo, died Thursday, Sept. 6, at Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo.
She was born Oct. 27, 1956, in Cedar Rapids, daughter of Gordon and Beth (Barth) Berg. She married Brad Myhr on Nov. 10, 1979, at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls.
Pamela worked in the office at Central Middle School in Waterloo for 20 years, retiring in 2016.
Survived by: her husband, Brad of Cedar Falls; two sons, Britt (Anya) Myhr of Cedar Falls and Dirk (Beth) Myhr of Waterloo; eight grandchildren; a brother, Scott (Shelly) Berg of Modesto, Calif.; her stepfather, Don Tomaka of Cedar Falls; two stepbrothers, Ronny (Terry) Tomaka of Dallas, Texas, and Donny Tomaka of Cedar Falls; and a stepsister, Connie Trout of Cedar Rapids.
Preceded in death by: her parents; and a grandson, Dane Myhr.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday and for an hour before services at the funeral home.
Memorials in lieu of flowers: may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice.
Condolences may be left at www.DahlFuneralHome.com.
Kenneth G. Richard (1945-2018)
WATERLOO — Kenneth Glenn Richard, 72, of Sequin, Texas, formerly of Waterloo and Strawberry Point, died Aug. 26.
He was born Sept. 2, 1945, in Ames to Glenn and Doris Richard. On Jan. 3, 1970, he married Barbara Ann Kent.
He joined the Army National Guard of Iowa and Reserves of the Army in 1966. He graduated in 1970 from Upper Iowa University with a B.S. degree in history and education. In 1971, Ken’s career in education began at Starmont High School as the head football coach and P.E. teacher. In the mid-1980s he worked for New York Life in Waterloo. He then returned to coaching football for Monmouth (Ill.) College. He relocated to Seguin in 2003.
Survived by: his wife; three daughters, Lisa Glidewell and her husband Joseph Dudley, Michelle Richard and her husband Angel F. Rosa and Laura McCollough; his grandchildren, Brandon Clark and Nathan Glidewell, Lauren, Miles and Avery McCollough; a brother, Mike Richard; two sisters, Deanne Jacobs and Susan Lloyd; a brother-in-law, Dale Lloyd; a sister-in-law, Susan Kent; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceded in death by: his parents; and a grandson, Jeremy Jon Clark.
Services: 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at First United Methodist Church in Seguin.
Condolences may be left at http://www.treshewell.com/obituary/kenneth-richard.
Ken forgave easily, loved unconditionally, and made friends wherever he went. For him, the golf course was where he felt most at peace. The rules of the game were his philosophy to live by in work and play.
Andrew "Andy" Welters Small (1928-2018)
WATERLOO — Andrew W. Small, 90, of Des Moines, formerly of Waterloo, died at home Friday, Aug. 31, at Luther Park, Des Moines.
He was born July 23, 1928, in Key West, Fla. He married his wife, Lucy. He later married Jean Magee, and they were married for more than 50 years. She preceded him in death in January 2017.
Andy graduated from high school and went on to junior college. He worked as a civilian on a naval base, then worked as a sandblaster, fork lift driver and repaired Navy ships.
Survived by: his children, Andrew C. Small, Ray Small and Terracita Small; and two stepdaughters, Sheryl and Diane.
Preceded in death by: his wife, Jean; a child, Kelby Small; and a brother, Clarence Small.
Services: were Saturday, Sept. 8, at Community Southern Baptist Church, with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery, both in Waterloo. Sanders Funeral Service is assisting the family.
Memorials: may be directed to Small-Manuel, P.O. Box 93192, Des Moines 50393.
Andrew was a husband, father, grandfather and uncle. He was the oldest child in the family having many responsibilities, including helping his little brother. He will be truly missed by family and friends.
Mardell A. Kirchhoff (1934-2018)
TRIPOLI — Mardell Ann Kirchhoff, 84, of Tripoli, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, at Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo.
She was born Aug. 20, 1934, on the family farm in rural Bremer County, daughter of Henry and Minnie (Pries) Meswarb. On Sept. 20, 1953, she married Dennis Kirchhoff at St. Peter’s Evangelical and Reformed Church. He preceded her in death May 12, 2015.
Mardell graduated from Tripoli High School in 1952. She worked at Crittenden Produce and Frese’s Variety Produce for several years. She and her family made their home on the family farm, rural Tripoli. In 2012, Mardell and Dennis moved to Mallard Point in Cedar Falls; she moved to Rosewood Estate in Waterloo recently.
She was a lifelong member of Faith United Church of Christ, where she was active in the Women’s Fellowship and served on the funeral lunch committee.
Survived by: four children, Judy (Ruben) Muniz of Waterloo, Mike (Sue) Kirchhoff of Sumner, Kraig (Lisa) Kirchhoff of Independence and Kristi (Rick) Foelske of Tripoli; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Lois Rosenthal of Duluth, Min.; a sister-in-law, Darlys Meswarb; and a brother-in-law, Vernon Kirchhoff of Cedar Falls.
Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; a sister, Marlys Leisinger; a brother, Virgil Meswarb; two brothers-in-law, Doug Rosenthal and Harold Leisinger; and a sister-in-law, Verona Kirchhoff.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Faith United Church of Christ in Tripoli, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at Rettig Funeral Home in Tripoli and for an hour before the service at the church on Tuesday.
Memorials: may be directed to the family for later designation.
Condolences may be made at www.beckermilnesrettig.com.
Mardell enjoyed ceramics, quilting, baking, bowling (was a member of a local bowling team), sitting with friends at the gazebo, cards, painting and puzzles. Mardell and Dennis participated in the Tripoli Variety Show for many years, which they thoroughly enjoyed.
Lyle "Jack" Clemmensen Jr. (1933-2018)
WATERLOO — Lyle “Jack” Clemmensen Jr., 84, of Elk Run Heights, died Thursday, Sept. 6, at Cedar Valley Hospice Home, Waterloo.
He was born on Sept. 12, 1933, in Waterloo, the son of Lyle Sr. and Esther (Colburn) Clemmensen. He married Lenna Marie Adair on Feb. 7, 1953. On Oct. 26, 1967, he married Sylvia Louise Potter. Together they raised a blended family of nine children.
Jack graduated from Waterloo West High in 1952 and served in the Navy Reserves for eight years. In his early years, he was a part-time police officer in Elk Run Heights. He worked at Rath Packing for 33 years until it closed and then worked for 10 years at Hawkeye Meats until his retirement in 1995.
Survived by: his wife; eight children, Jacqualyn (Devin) Baude of Dallas, Texas, Luann (Keene) Petersen of Waterloo, Daniel (Tawny) Potter of Marion, Anita (Jerry) Birchard of Fairbank, Sandy (Tom) Fisher of Waterloo, Susan (Jim) Clemmensen of Cedar Falls, Lori (Patrick) Thompson of Mystic, Conn., and Cathy Vest of Clutier; 23 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: his parents; a daughter, Sylvia; a grandson, Jared; two brothers, Larry and Jim Clemmensen; two sisters, Dixie Sanderson and Pat Conrad; and a son-in-law, Lanny Vest.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at Central Christian Church, with burial in Garden of Memories and military rites conducted by the Evansdale AMVETS. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today, Sept. 9, at Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories, an Overton Family Service, Waterloo.
Memorials in lieu of flowers: may be directed to to Cedar Valley Hospice.
Condolences may be left at www.parrottandwood.com.
Jack enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, family get-togethers, and spending time with his best friend, Rick White. He was known for his happy-go-lucky nature, his smile and was the “Head Dane” of the family.
Service Notice: Viola C. Reints
CLARKSVILLE -- Viola Caroline Reints, 98, of Clarksville, died Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Clarksville Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Clarksville, of natural causes; services 10:30 a.m. Monday Sept. 10, at St. John Lutheran Church of Christ, with burial in the Lynwood Cemetery, both in Clarksville; visitation will be 4 to 7 today, Sept. 9, at Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home, Clarksville, 278-4245, and for one hour before services at the church; memorials to the family; condolences at www.redman-schwartz.com.
Robert H. Rewoldt (1929-2018)
FREDERIKA — Robert Henry Rewoldt, 88, of Lebanon, Ore., formerly of Frederika, died Saturday, Sept. 1.
He was born Oct. 16, 1929, in Frederika, son of Martha (Bockholt) and Frederic Rewoldt. He married Susan M. Pearce in 2001.
Robert graduated from high school in Frederika in 1949, attended Upper Iowa University, served in the U.S. Navy from 1950-53 at the Naval Air Station in Millington, Tenn., then graduated from Drake University, Des Moines, in 1955 with a degree in political science.
He worked for General Motors, moved to California and worked for years in the automobile and real estate businesses.
He was a member of the American Contract Bridge League and played bridge with many worldwide clubs.
Survived by: his wife, Susan M. Rewoldt; a brother, Frederic (Mary) Rewoldt; a niece, Margaret Jane (Andy) Smith; and a nephew, John (Dana) Rewoldt.
Memorial gathering: will take place at a later date near his boyhood home in Frederika.
Memorials: may be directed to Christ Community Lutheran Church, in care of Pastor Fred Westerhold, 20 E. Airport Road, Ste. 286, Lebanon, OR 97355, or any church or charity of choice.
Robert enjoyed traveling the world and learning about different cultures and ways of governance. He made friends in many states and countries over the bridge table and loved the game.
Doris Butler (1927-2018)
WATERLOO — Doris Butler, 90, of Waterloo, died Friday, Sept. 7, at Friendship Village Retirement Center.
She was born Oct. 26, 1927, in Greene to Garth and Hazel Wright Butler
She graduated from Greene High School in 1946, attended Wheaton College 1946-47, and West Suburban Hospital from 1946-50 where she obtained her RN. Doris was a registered nurse in Eugene, Ore., for eight years. She moved back to Waterloo in 1965 where she taught at Allen College and worked as a RN at Allen Memorial Hospital. She then worked at Schoitz and Covenant hospitals where she held various management positions and served as an instructor and administrator. She retired from nursing after 37 years as the director of special services in 1987. She was a member of Walnut Ridge Baptist Church.
Survived by: a brother, John Butler of Madison, Wis.; a sister-in-law, Shirley Butler of Greene; three nephews, Phil (Jeannette) Butler of Colfax, Dave Butler of Madison and Steve (Caralyn) Butler of Park View; two nieces, Janell (Frank) Wojtowicz of New Brighton, Minn., and Elizabeth (Charles) Clute, Snellville, Ga.; four great-nephews, Charles (Lydia) Clute, Jonathan Clute, Christopher Clute and Thomas Butler; and three great-nieces, Holly (Ryan) Jochims, Melinda (Nicholas) Harshbarger and Hannah Butler.
Preceded in death by: her parents; a brother, Paul Butler; a sister-in-law, Gail Butler; a niece, Kristin Butler; and a great-nephew, Dale Butler.
Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Walnut Ridge Baptist Church, with burial at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Rose Hill Cemetery, Greene. Visitation will be for an hour before services at the church. Locke Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials: may be directed to Walnut Ridge Baptist Church or Friendship Village Auxiliary.
Condolences may be left at www.LockeFuneralHome.com.
Vera "Helen" Huisman (1919-2018)
HOLLAND — Vera “Helen” Huisman, 98, of Holland, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, at Westwood Living Center, Clinton, Mo.
She was born Dec. 6, 1919, in Melrose Township in Grundy County to Robert and Gladys (Newell) Hess. She married Eugene Leo Huisman on March 11, 1940, at the Episcopalian Church in Waterloo.
She graduated from Wellsburg Community School in 1934. Helen and her husband owned and operated Gene’s Tavern in Wellsburg. The couple later purchased the meat locker in Holland in 1952 and operated it until retiring in 1986.
Survivors include: a son, Robert (Ruby) Huisman of Clinton; two grandchildren, Marshall (Keri) Huisman and Linnsey Huisman (Dylan Sires); three great-grandchildren, Haylee and Josephine Huisman and Floyd Sires; a brother, Lawrence Hess; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: her husband of 66 years; a son, Leo Huisman; her mother; her father; her siblings, Doris Snyder, Clarence Hess, Isabelle Venenga, Mildred Basco and Audrey Gillet.
Services: 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center. Friends and family are invited to the Community Center in Grundy Center immediately following the funeral service for a luncheon, followed with the burial at 2 p.m. at Hazel Green Cemetery in Cleves. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the funeral home. A small funeral service is taking place at 2 p.m. today, Sept. 9, at the Clinton Church of the Nazarene in Clinton, preceded by an hour of visitation. Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Condolences may be left online at www.vansant-millsfuneralhome.com.
Helen enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, loved canning, sewing, gardening, flowers, sports (Atlanta Braves Fan), loved playing cards, and cleaning her house.
Service Notice: Allan H. "Al" Klinger
WATERLOO -- Allan Howard "Al" Klinger, 80, of Windsor, Colo., formerly of Waterloo and West Union, died at home Wednesday, Aug. 29. A Celebration of Life visitation and service will be 10 a.m. Nov. 24, with service at 11 a.m. at Locke Funeral Home, 233-6138. Memorials directed to Fayette County Conservation Foundation, North Fayette Valley Schools, or to the family, in care of Locke Funeral Home, 1519 W. Fourth St., Waterloo 50702. Condolences may be left at www.LockeFuneralHome.com.
Gerald W. “Jerry” Eimers (1925-2018)
DIKE — Gerald W. “Jerry” Eimers, 92, of Dike, died Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo.
He was born Oct. 17, 1925, in Halfa, son of Emil J. and Adella (Meyer) Eimers. He married Darlyn Schommer on Nov. 25, 1949, in Burt. She died Feb. 16, 2012.
Jerry served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He received his bachelor of arts degree from Upper Iowa University in Fayette in 1949 and received 30 hours towards his masters degree from the University of Northern Iowa. He taught and coached at the Onslow Independent School District from 1949-1953, Clarksville Independent School District from 1953-1955, Greene Community School District from 1955-1976, where he also served as athletic director, and finally from 1976 until his retirement in 1990 at the Dike Community School District, where he coached the 1980 Dike boys’ basketball team to a state championship.
Survived by: a daughter, Jennifer (Kevin) Cartee of Peosta; four sons, Wendell (April) of Peosta, Jeff (Colleen) of Shorewood, Wis., Mardy (Lisa) of Columbia, Mo., and Dan (Carol) of San Diego; 18 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a brother Irvin (Pat) of Burt.
Preceded in death by: two sons, Larry and David Eimers; four brothers, Ray, Everett, Don and Wilfred; and a sister, Darlene Schmidt.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Fredsville Evangelical Lutheran Church, rural Cedar Falls, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at Fredsville Lutheran Church and also one hour before services at the church. Military honor guard provided by Dike American Legion Post 471.
Memorials: may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice.
Condolences may be left at www.richardsonfuneralservice.com.
Michael C. Howard (1952-2018)
CEDAR FALLS — Michael C. Howard, 66, of Cedar Falls, died Thursday, Sept. 6, at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital in Waterloo.
He was born Aug. 18, 1952, in Iowa City, son of Dr. Russell and Arlene (Lamaak) Howard.
He graduated from Cedar Falls High School and was a machinist at Chamberlain Manufacturing.
Survived by: two sons, James (Kara) Howard of Denver and Patrick (Michele) Howard of Des Moines; and a grandson, Russell C. Howard of Des Moines.
Preceded in death by: his parents; and a brother, Steven Howard.
Services: 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at Richardson Funeral Service, with burial in Fairview Cemetery, both in Cedar Falls. Visitation from 11:30 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Memorials: may be directed to the family for designation at a later date.
Condolences may be left at www.richardsonfuneralservice.com.
Dorothy R. Seamans (1921-2018)
INDEPENDENCE — Dorothy R. Seamans, 96, of Independence, died Thursday, Sept. 6, at Prairie Hills Assisted Living Center in Independence.
She was born Oct. 4, 1921, in Rowley, daughter of Roland B. and L. Eva (Ossman) Shaffer. On June 8, 1941, she married Marcen M. Seamans at the Rowley Methodist Church in Rowley.
She graduated from Rowley High School in 1939, and went on to teach in a one room school house, Lone Tree Rural School in Buchanan County. In 1972, she received a bachelor’s degree in education from Upper Iowa University, and taught special education for the Independence Community School District. She was a member of the Rowley Methodist Church for over 75 years where she played the organ and taught Sunday school. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Delta Kappa Gamma and the Iowa Postmasters Auxiliary.
Survived by: her children, Regena (Eldon) Peters of Parkersburg, Marcia (David) Machacek of Alburnett and Leona (Joe) Nichols of West Des Moines; her grandchildren, Kristin (Ryan) Baker, Stephanie (Bobby) Ascher, Kelli (Dean) Weber and Michael (Desiree) Nichols; her great-grandchildren, Brennan and Connor Baker, Dylan and Dalilah Ascher, Addison and Maxx Weber and Lincoln Nichols; and a sister, Luella S. Marling of Cedar Rapids.
Memorial services: will be held at a later date.
Condolence may be left at www.reifffuneralhome.com.
Dorothy enjoyed square dancing with her husband, Marcen, and they were members of the Merry Mixers and Prominaders in Independence. They also loved to travel throughout the United States and the world.
Ann M. Grove (1960-2018)
EVANSDALE — Ann Marie Grove, 58, of Evansdale, died Sept. 3, at her residence.
She was born May 6, 1960, in Waterloo, daughter of Robert J. and Joann A. Davis Grove.
Ann worked in food service for 17 years at Waterloo Community District Schools. She also worked at the Kwik Star in Evansdale for three years.
Survived by: two sons, Charlie Grove of Jesup and Eric Grove of Evansdale; three sisters, Martha (Dan) Wagner and Susan (Don) Dana, both of Evansdale, and Patricia (K.C.) Rausch of Mount Auburn; two brothers, Dennis (Julie) Grove of Waterloo and Mike (Pamela) Grove of Sarasota, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Preceded in death by: her parents; and her cat, Sassy.
Memorial services: 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at Locke Funeral Home, preceded by an hour of visitation, with inurnment in Memorial Park Cemetery. From 3 to 8 p.m. there will be a gathering of friends and family at the Evansdale AMVETS Post 31, 706 Colleen Ave.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Condolences may be left at www.LockeFuneralHome.com.
Ann was an excellent cook and baker. She loved making new recipes. She enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews and crafting with them.
Service Notice: Charles "Chuck" Steege
WATERLOO -- Charles “Chuck” Steege, 75, of rural Waterloo, died Friday, Sept. 7, at UnityPoint-Allen Hospital in Waterloo; Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home, Denver, 984-5379.
Service Notice: Noel E. "Thorny" Thornsberry
WATERLOO -- Noel E. "Thorny" Thornsberry, 84, of Waterloo, died at home, Saturday, Sept. 1. No services are planned. Condolences may be directed to his wife, Jeri, at email@example.com.