Obituaries and service notices in today's Courier.
Jackie Koch (1930-2018)
WATERLOO — Jackie Koch, 88, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Waterloo, died at home Oct. 14.
She was born Aug. 1, 1930, in Waterloo, daughter of Stanley and Marjorie (Krasen) Jerald.
Jackie graduated from Waterloo High School and attended Grinnell College. She was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids.
Survived by: a son, John (Monica) Tanaka Koch of Iowa City; a grandson, David Koch of Iowa City; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceded in death by: her parents; and two sisters, Judy Hutchins and Jean Card.
Memorial service: will be at a later date. Per Jackie’s wishes, cremation has taken place.
Condolences may be left at www.murdochfuneralhome.com.
Erwin Maas (1930-2018)
GLADBROOK — Erwin W. Maas, 88, of Gladbrook, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo.
He was born June 2, 1930, to Carl W. and Erna L. (Engel) Maas in Brandon. On May 25, 1953, he married JoAnn Staker in Spring Valley, Minn.
Erwin graduated from Brandon High School. He worked as a farm service manager at several local agricultural companies.
He was a member of Peace United Church of Christ and the Lions Club.
Survived by: his wife; two children, Vicki Maas of Arvada, Colo., and James (Niki) Maas of Waterloo; seven grandchildren, Shane Arp of Polk City, Marisa (Rick) Milks of Jesup, Jill (Randy) Miller of Adair, Jaime (Lindsey) Sieck of Littleton, Colo., Patrick (Suzanne) Maas of Ankeny, Nicholas (Sydney) Maas of Waterloo and Jonathan (Megan Harn) Maas of Cedar Falls; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: his siblings, Henry, Wilbert, Janice and Delmer Mehlert; and two children, Patricia Arp and Kristie Maas.
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Peace United Church of Christ, with burial in Maple Hill Cemetery, both in Gladbrook. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until services at the church. The Gladbrook Chapel of Anderson Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com.
In Erwin’s free time, his passion was woodworking. He handmade a desk for each of his grandchildren on their 12th birthday and created many wooden gifts for his family and his loving wife, JoAnn.
William Dennis Moore (1956-2018)
WEST UNION — William Dennis James Moore, 62, of West Union, died Friday, Nov. 2, in Rockford, Ill.
He was born Aug. 4, 1956, to William Ronald and JoAnne (Pennington) Moore in Windom, Minn. He married Lynn Morris on Dec. 12, at the Methodist Church in Dunkerton.
Dennis worked as an over-the-road truck driver for more than 30 years. He was currently driving for Hummer.
Survived by: his wife; his children, Oliver Om of Minneapolis, William J. Moore of Pensacola, Fla., Shawn L. Moore (Frank Fulsom) of Rochester, Minn., and Christina L. White of Cresco; four grandchildren; and his siblings, Pam (Nick) Knebel of Gold Bar, Wash., Patty (Jeff) Wilson of Cedar Falls, Mike (Sherri) Moore of Janesville, Ginger (Max) Rehman of Waterloo, Candice (Ernie) Garcia of Los Angeles and Brian (Andrea) Moore of Fairfax.
Preceded in death by: his parents; and his dog, Tank.
Celebration of Life: 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Countryside Vineyard Church, Evansdale. Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of West Union is helping the family with arrangements.
Madeline B. Bruce (1932-2018)
CEDAR FALLS — Madeline Belle Bruce, 86, of Cedar Falls, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Covenant Medical Center due to complications of a fall.
She was born Feb. 25, 1932, in Waterloo, daughter of Eli and Helen Liebsch Bruce.
Madeline graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 1950. She worked as a service representative at US West for 36 years, retiring in 1985. Madeline was a member of College Hill Lutheran Church and Telephone Pioneers of America.
Survived by: a niece, Karen (Scott) Jacobson of Rosemount, Minn.; and two nephews, Jeff (Juanita) Johnson of Mount Pleasant and Mark (Linda Crisman) Johnson of Waterloo.
Preceded in death by: three sisters, Audrey Johnson, Flora Kisner and Jeanette Boyles.
Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at College Hill Lutheran Church, with inurnment in Fairview Cemetery, both in Cedar Falls. Visitation will be for an hour before services Saturday at the church.
Memorials: may be directed to College Hill Lutheran Church.
Condolences may be left at www.LockeFuneralHome.com.
Service Notice: Angela L. Hoyt
WATERLOO -- Angela Lynn Hoyt, 50, of Waterloo, died Monday, Nov. 5, at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital; memorial services 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories, 232-3235, preceded by an hour of visitation; inurnment will be at a later date in Garden of Memories; memorials may be directed to the family.
Treva Crawford Moore (1954-2018)
WATERLOO — Treva Crawford Moore, 64, of Waterloo, died Monday, Oct. 29, at Cedar Falls Health Care of natural causes.
She was born June 27, 1954, in Waterloo, daughter of Cullen Crawford Sr. and Everlue Lewis. She married Clyde Moore; he preceded her in death.
Treva was a 1972 graduate of East High School and worked at the University of Northern Iowa from 1995-2005, where she also received her bachelor’s degree. She also had been employed at NorthStar.
Survived by: her mother, Everlue Kincaid of Waterloo; four sisters, Lena Cherry of Milwaukee, Sylvia Crawford of San Francisco, and Darlene Crawford and Nina Bryant, both of Waterloo; and a brother, Cullen Crawford of Waterloo.
Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at Payne Memorial AME Church, with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery. Visitation will be for two hours before services Friday at the church. Sanders Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials: may be directed to the family at 607 Glenwood St.
Service Notice: Janis Kaiser
WAVERLY -- Janis Loraine Kaiser, 81, of rural Waverly, died at home Tuesday, Nov. 6; memorial services 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School, with burial of cremains in Harlington Cemetery, both in Waverly; visitation will be for an hour before services at the church; memorials may be directed to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and Schools; Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home, Waverly, 352-1187; condolences at www.kaisercorson.com.
Margaret Brandhorst (1922-2018)
HUDSON — Margaret Andersen Brandhorst, 96, of Hudson, died Sunday, Nov. 4, at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls.
She was born May 13, 1922, in rural Hudson, daughter of Chris and Jenny (Larsen) Andersen. She married Donald Brandhorst on Sept. 28, 1943, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. He preceded her in death.
Margaret worked for custodial services at UNI, retiring in 1992. She had been a member of Zion Lutheran Church since 1943.
Survived by: a son, Gary Brandhorst of Hudson; a daughter, Connie Wasendorf of Orlando, Fla.; four grandchildren, Jennifer Brandhorst of Cedar Rapids, Luke (Christina) Brandhorst of Adel, Rus (Amber) Wasendorf Jr. of Orlando and Chad (Janell) Brandhorst of Ankeny; seven great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Helen (Merle) Pipho of Tempe, Ariz.
Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; a son, David Brandhorst; a brother, Elmer Andersen; and a granddaughter, Christine Blaine.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at Zion Lutheran Church, rural Hudson, with burial in Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today, Nov. 7, at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, Cedar Falls, and for an hour before services Thursday at the church.
Memorials in lieu of flowers: may be directed to Covenant Cancer Center and to Zion Lutheran Cemetery Fund.
Janice M. Bohling (1938-2018)
JESUP — Janice Mae Bohling, 80, of Jesup, died Sunday, Nov. 4, at home.
She was born July 15, 1938, near Jesup, daughter of Clifford William Comfort and Thelma Rose (Clime) Comfort. On April 20, 1958, she married Larry Lee Bohling at First United Methodist Church, Jesup. He preceded her in death.
She graduated from Jesup High School in 1956. Janice worked 20 years at Schares Grocery Store, and also more than 20 years at the Buchanan County Courthouse in the Clerk of Court office. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Jesup.
Survived by: a son, James (Shyann) Bohling of Jesup; three grandchildren, Devin (Becky) Bohling, Megan Bohling and Mason Bohling; two great-granddaughters, Riley and Hailey Bohling; a sister, Jane (Ronald) Harting of La Porte City; and a special friend, Richard Ortner of Jesup.
Preceded in death by: her parents; and her husband.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the First United Methodist Church in Jesup. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, and for an hour before services Friday, both at the church. White Funeral Home, Jesup, is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials: may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice.
Condolences may be left at www.White-MtHope.com.
Robert J. Burns (1924-2018)
WAVERLY — Robert John Burns, 94, of Waverly, formerly of Anaheim, Calif., died Monday, Nov. 5, at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo.
He was born July 7, 1924, in New Brunswick, N.J., son of William and Julia (Berish) Burns. He married Winnifred Redmond in Canada on May 28, 1949. She preceded him in death in 1997.
He was raised in White House Station, N.J. After graduating high school Bob served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. During his life Bob worked for Boeing in Washington and then for FMC Corp. in California. He moved to Waverly in 2003.
Survived by: his special friend, Fusako Waidner of Waverly; two daughters, Sue (Jim) Pedrick of Waverly and Sharon (Jim) Brewer of Bella Vista, Ark.; four grandchildren, Kevin (Louise) Brewer, Natalie (Trevor) McFarland, Jennifer Pedrick and Daniel Pedrick; a great-grandson, Thoran McFarland; and a brother, Andrew “Pat” (Patti) Burns.
Preceded in death by: his parents; his wife; and two brothers, William and Jimmy Burns.
Graveside services: will be held in Orland Cemetery District, Orland, Calif., at a future date. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is assisting the family.
Memorials: may be directed to his family and sent to Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 215, Waverly 50677.
Condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com.
Bob will always be remembered for living independently until his passing and for his devotion to his family. Bob’s enjoyments included fishing, woodworking, computer programming and traveling in his motorhome.
Service Notice: Roger Lepa
LIME SPRINGS -- Roger Lepa, 87, of Lime Springs, died at home Sunday, Nov. 4; services 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, with burial in Calvary Catholic Cemetery-Elma; visitation 4 to 7 p.m. today, Nov. 7, at Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home, Cresco, (563) 547-3501, and will continue for one hour before services at the church on Thursday; condolences at www.hindthudekfuneralhomes.com.
Joan M. Hughson (1941-2018)
CEDAR FALLS — Joan M. Hughson, 77, of Cedar Falls, died Sunday, Nov. 4, at Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo.
She was born Feb. 1, 1941, in Oelwein, daughter of Joseph and Anna Mae (Taylor) Leehey. Joan married Robert L. Hughson on Nov. 27, 1958, in Fairbank. He died March 31, 2007.
Joan was a graduate of Oran High School.
Survived by: two sons, Paul (Jennifer) Hughson of Burnsville, Minn., and Scot (Tracy) Hughson of Farmington, Mo.; a daughter, Lora Mohling, of Cedar Rapids; a daughter-in-law, Sue Hughson of Cedar Falls; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Michael Leehey of Hot Springs, Ark., and Timothy Leehey of Waterloo; and two sisters, Bonnie Westendorf of Oelwein and Patricia (Wade) Tuchscherer of Readlyn.
Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; a son, Dale Hughson; a daughter, Gail Hemenway; and a brother, James Leehey.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, with burial at Greenwood Cemetery, both in Cedar Falls. Visitation will be 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday and one hour before services Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials in lieu of flowers: may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice.
Condolences may be left at www.DahlFuneralHome.com.
Helen E. Rapp (1923-2018)
CEDAR FALLS — Helen Edna Rapp, 95, of Cedar Falls, died Sunday, Nov. 4, at Western Home Communities-Deery Suites.
She was born Oct. 11, 1923, in rural Westgate, daughter of George and Ella (Greening) Schortau. She married Otto Rapp Jr. on Dec. 3, 1950, in Sumner. He preceded her in death.
She graduated from high school in Sumner in 1941. After her graduation, Helen worked as a domestic servant until 1943 when she moved to Waterloo. She then began working at Chamberlain’s. She was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, serving in both DORCAS and Glowing Embers. She also was a member of the Chamberlain Retirees.
Survived by: three sons, Russel Rapp and Duane Rapp, both of Cedar Falls, and Kyle (Jackie) Rapp of Hampshire, Ill.; two sisters, Alyce Pink of Phoenix, and Edella Hohmann of Wheaton, Ill.; three grandchildren, Christopher (Abbi) Rapp and Amanda Babitsch, both of Pingree Grove, Ill., and Eric (Annette) Rapp of Elgen, Ill.; and six great-granddaughters and two great grandsons.
Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; and five sisters, Iva Lawless, Mildred Wilson, Dorothy Sommers, Eleanor Gehrke and one infant at birth.
Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Cedar Falls, with burial in Garden of Memories. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories, Waterloo, and for one hour before services at the church.
Memorials: may be directed to the Immanuel Lutheran Church Building Fund.
Condolences may be left at www.parrottandwood.com.
Helen loved baking and was known for her pies and Christmas cookies. She also enjoyed sewing, mending and growing produce. Once Otto retired, the couple spent much of their time traveling, including taking 10 cruises to many exotic places.
Charlene M. Bartling (1936-2018)
WATERLOO — Charlene Mae Bartling, 82, of Waterloo, formerly of Iowa Falls, died Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Cedar Valley Hospice in Waterloo.
She was born Feb. 7, 1936, in Iowa Falls, daughter of Emil and Audeen (Goodell) Mittelstadt. On Sept. 19, 1954, she married Myrln Bartling at First Christian Church in Iowa Falls. He preceded her in death in 1977.
She graduated from Iowa Falls High School in 1954.
Survived by: her children, Rebecca (Brian) Pickard of Cary, Ill., Myrln (Kathy) Bartling of Iowa Falls and Verlyn (Karrie) Bartling of Vinton; her grandchildren, Andrea (Jason) Longhenry, John (Beth) Tabacsko, Travis Bartling, David Tabacsko, Amber Bartling, Dustin (Jamie) Bartling, Payton Bartling and Sydney Bartling; her great-grandchildren, Brady Wendland, Kinnick Longhenry, Chloe Wendland, Sophia Longhenry, Krissy Tabacsko, Owen Trapp, Ellie Tabacsko, Joey Tabacsko, John Bartling, Carver Bartling and Sawyer Bartling; her sister, Sheryl Tipton of Aplington; and her friend, Ron Venenga.
Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; and her two sisters, Barbara Wagoner and Sondra Lucas.
Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the Surls Funeral Home in Iowa Falls. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at the funeral home.
Memorials in lieu of flowers: may be directed to the family, which will be dispersed to the Cedar Valley Hospice and the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.
Charlene was lovingly referred to as GG by her family. Each grand and great-grandchild received a crocheted blanket from her, made with love. Charlene was an avid Chicago Cubs and Iowa Hawkeyes fan. She had a smile that all will remember and will be greatly and deeply missed.