Obituaries and service notices in today's Courier.
Thomas E. “Tommy” Rolison Jr. (2000-2018)
WAUCOMA — Thomas Edward “Tommy” Rolison Jr., 18, of Waucoma, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wis., from injuries sustained in a car accident.
He was born April 2, 2000, at Allen Memorial Hospital, Waterloo, son of Thomas Edward Sr. and Dawn (Dancer) Rolison.
He graduated from North Fayette Valley High School in May and was currently attending Northeast Iowa Community College. Tommy was employed at Walmart in Decorah. He attended Youth Group at Harvest Church in New Hampton.
Survived by: his parents of Waucoma; his siblings, Nicole Wilder of Waterloo, Jay Blue of Blairstown, Marissa Rolison of Hubbard, Devon Monnahan of Fredericksburg, Brandon Monnahan of West Union and Dalton Rolison of Waucoma; three nieces and two nephews; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Preceded in death by: his paternal grandmother, Jo Rolison; and maternal grandparents Marvin and LaVonne Dancer.
Services: 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Waucoma Event Center, Waucoma, with burial in Alpha Cemetery in Alpha. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Waucoma Event Center in Waucoma. Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of West Union is assisting the family.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Tommy battled cancer at a young age and was able to overcome it. He participated in football, track, basketball and choir in high school. He enjoyed cracking jokes and could put a smile on anyone’s face. He was a fan of the Vikings. His greatest joy was being an uncle.
Service Notice: Scott Sterrett
CEDAR FALLS -- Scott Sterrett, 49, of Cedar Falls, died Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo; services are pending at Locke Funeral Home, 233-6138; www.LockeFuneralHome.com.
Service Notice: Eugene "Digger" Delagardelle
WATERLOO -- Gene "Digger" Delagardelle, 85, of Waterloo, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, , at Covenant Medical Center; services 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at St. Edward Catholic Church, with burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery; visitation from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at Locke Funeral Home, 233-6138; memorials directed to St. Edward Catholic Church; condolences at www.lockefuneralhome.com.
Service Notice: Richard "Dick" Vande Kieft
CEDAR FALLS -- Richard "Dick" Vande Kieft, 78, of Cedar Falls, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Western Home Communities Windhaven Assisted Living Center in Cedar Falls; services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at Nazareth Lutheran Church, with burial at Fairview Cemetery, both in Cedar Falls; military honors by Cedar Falls AMVETS Post 49; visitation from 2—5 p.m. Sunday at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, 266-7525, and for an hour before services at the church; memorials directed to Nazareth Lutheran Church, Christian Crusaders or the Cedar Falls School Foundation; condolences left at www.DahlFuneralHome.com.
Gary B. Floss (1941-2018)
DUNKERTON — Gary Bernard Floss, 77, of Dunkerton, died at home Wednesday, Nov. 7.
He was born July 25, 1941, son of Ben Floss and Georgia B. (Nelson) Floss. He married Dixie Jo (Adams) Odens on July 14, 2001, at the couple’s home near Dunkerton.
Gary served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He later became a owner/operator truck driver, operating Floss Trucking Inc. He was a member of the Fairbank American Legion.
Survived by: his wife; a son, Joseph “J.J.” (Nicole) Floss of Cedar Falls; two daughters, Brandy (Chris) Hennessy of Cedar Rapids and Kim Floss of Cedar Falls; a grandson; two stepsons, William (Gail) Widmann of Centennial, Colo., and Mark (Amanda) Widmann of Cedar Falls; and three stepgrandchildren.
Preceded in death by: his parents.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at White Funeral Home, with burial at Cedar Crest Cemetery, both in Jesup. Military rites will be conducted at the grave. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the funeral home.
Memorials: will be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice.
Condolences may be posted at www.White-MtHope.com.
Service Notice: Jerry L. Gitch
SUMNER -- Jerry L. Gitch, 80, of Sumner, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Nov. 7, at his home; services 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at St. John Lutheran Church, Sumner, with burial in the church cemetery; visitation will precede the funeral at the church on Monday starting at 9:30 a.m.; memorials may be made in Jerry’s name to St. John Lutheran Church or Community Memorial Hospital, both in Sumner; Becker-Milnes Funeral Home, Sumner, (563) 578-3451, condolences at www.beckermilnesrettig.com.
Rose Marie Pierce (1942-2018)
WATERLOO — Rose Marie Pierce, 76, of Parkersburg, formerly of Grundy Center, Waterloo and Cedar Falls, died Wednesday, Nov, 7, at Parker Place Retirement Community.
She was born Jan. 23, 1942, in Utica, N.Y., daughter of George and Florence Hayes Izer. She married Daniel McGrane on April 28, 1962, in Waterloo, and later divorced. She married David G. Pierce Sr. on Nov. 7, 1992, in Waterloo.
Rose graduated from East High School in 1960. She worked 20 years at Manor Care Health Services as a nurse’s aide and then in human resources and social services. She and David also owned D & R Antiques in Grundy Center.
She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Cedar Falls, where she volunteered.
Survived by: her husband; three sons, Troy McGrane of Cedar Rapids and Quincy (Lois) McGrane and Jeff (Dorothy) McGrane, both of Waterloo; a daughter, Michelle Uthe of Waterloo; stepdaughter and stepson, Sandra (Dave) Kidder and Roger Pierce, both of Waterloo; nine grandchildren, Jesse, Marlys, Richard and Francis McGrane, Scott Evers, Trevor and Hunter Uthe, and Ryan and Heather Edeker; two great-grandchildren, Kinley Edeker and Kyra McMorris; three sisters, Rita Izer O’Brien of Waterloo, Barbara (Dave) Gibson of Broken Bow, Neb., and Lucille “Ruth” Izer of Iowa City; a brother, William “Bill” Izer of Splendora, Texas; and a sister-in-law, Norma Izer of Waterloo.
Preceded in death by: her parents; a stepson, David Pierce Jr.; and a brother, Robert “Buck” Izer
Services: 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at Locke Funeral Home, with burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at Locke Funeral Home.
Memorials: may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice.
Condolences may be left at www.LockeFuneralHome.com.
Rose enjoyed flying to London, England, to visit her pen pal of 55 years and held many service certificates to aid and volunteer in her community.
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.
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.
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.
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.