Obituaries and service notices in today's Courier.
Sherilyn R. "Sheri" R. Waring (1944-2018)
JESUP — Sherilyn Rae “Sheri” R. Waring, 74, of Jesup, died Monday, Oct. 8, at NewAldaya Lifescapes, Cedar Falls.
She was born May 22, 1944, in Waterloo, daughter of Cornelius Jacobus Van Mill and Ardeth Helena (Yokom) Van Mill. On April 20, 1968, she married Eugene Harold Waring at the First Baptist Church, Cedar Falls.
Sheri graduated from New Hartford High School in 1962. She worked at the Jesup Community Schools in the cafeteria for a number of years.
She was a member of the American Lutheran Church in Jesup.
Survived by: her husband; a daughter, Susan Durham of Jesup; two stepsons, Michael (Chris) Waring of Jesup and Mark (Sandra) Waring of Walker; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Donna (Jim) Chapman of Waterloo, and Velda (Ron) Timmermann, Judy Van Mill and Lori (Steve) Nelson, all of Cedar Falls.
Preceded in death by: her parents; a sister, Marvyleen Gregory; and a son-in-law, Jesse Durham.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the American Lutheran Church, Jesup, with burial in Ross Cemetery, Strawberry Point. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. today, Oct. 11, at White Funeral Home, Jesup, and also for an hour before services Friday at the church.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Condolences may be left at www.White-MtHope.com.
Sheri enjoyed doing household chores and being a servant for other people. She loved traveling with her family to bluegrass festivals. She enjoyed playing cards and watching sports on TV. She loved being with family, including her NewAldaya family. She especially loved her lunches with her sisters, every Tuesday.
Service Notice: Dorothy M. Powell
WATERLOO -- Dorothy M. Powell, 89, of Waterloo, died Thursday, Oct. 4, at NorthCrest Specialty Care; memorial services 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on South Street, 234-6274, preceded by an hour of visitation; inurnment will be at Garden of Memories Cemetery; condolences at www.hagartywaychoffgrarup.com.
Barbara Hutcheson (1933-2018)
WATERLOO — Barbara Hutcheson, 85, of Waterloo, died Monday, Oct. 8, at Westbrook Acres Nursing Home, Gladbrook.
She was born Feb. 14, 1933, in Mechanicville, N.Y., daughter of Arthur Mabison and Mary Jane (Ruddock) Russom. On Feb. 22, 1951, she married Robert Lee Hutcheson in State Center. He preceded her in death.
Barbara graduated from Mechanicville High School. She worked as a receptionist at Covenant Medical Center and Allen Hospital in Waterloo.
Survived by: her children, Alexa Lee Hutcheson of West Des Moines, Suzanne (David) Seedorff of Readlyn, Nancy Beth Kubik of Traer, Nolan Arthur (Kelly) Hutcheson of Garner and Jay Brett of West Des Moines; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; her sister, Kathlyn Bussing from New York; and many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and -nephews.
Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; a son, Robert Mark; and nine siblings, Adelaine (Warren) Smith, Sarah (William) Horner, Ruth (William) Johnson, Frank (Jane) Russom, Robert (Edna) Russom, Arthur (Patricia) Russom, Daniel (Helen) Russom, Roger (Rita) Russom and Alexander (Doris) Russom.
Celebration of Life gathering and luncheon: 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at Anderson Funeral Homes in Marshalltown.
Condolences may be left at www.andersonfhs.com.
In her free time, Barbara enjoyed cooking, baking and sewing, but her primary passion was taking care of and spending time with her family.
Service Notice: Harriet Freesemann
ALLISON -- Harriet M. Freesemann, 80, of Allison, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Rehabilitation Center of Hampton in Hampton; services 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Trinity Reformed Church, with burial in the Allison Cemetery, both in Allison; visitation 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home, Allison, (641) 456-3232.
Christopher P. Howard (1964-2018)
WATERLOO — Christopher P. Howard, 54, of Council Bluffs, died Saturday, Oct. 6, at Veterans Hospital in Omaha, Neb.
He was born Jan. 16, 1964, in Council Bluffs, son of Michael and Mary (Findlay) Howard.
He graduated from St. Albert High School in 1982. After graduating, Chris served two years in the U.S. Army. He owned and operated Champion Garage Builders in Waterloo for 15 years. He was of the Catholic faith.
Survived by: his mother, Mary (Swede Williams) Howard; three brothers, David Howard of Council Bluffs, Jeff Howard of Omaha and Tim (Melissa) Howard of Humphrey, Neb.; and seven nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: his father.
Memorial services: 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at St. Peter Catholic Church, with inurnment in Ridgewood Cemetery, both in Council Bluffs, with military rites by the Kanesville Riders Honor Guard. A lunch will follow at the Masonic Temple. Cutler-O’Neill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel, Council Bluffs, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
David Kraus (1952-2018)
HUDSON — David Charles Kraus, 66, of Hudson, died Tuesday, Oct. 2.
He was born July 3, 1952, in Waterloo, son of Richard and Frances (Bauer) Kraus. On June 5, 1976, he married Karin Boss at the Central Christian Church in Waterloo. She preceded him in death.
David graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 1970. He drove a semi for many years and most recently worked for Randolph’s in Traer.
Survived by: two daughters, Stephanie (Chad) Hansen of La Porte City and Michelle (Ryan) Ostrem of Ames; three grandchildren DJ, Preston and Piper; three brothers; and his special friend, Dianne Van Heiden.
Preceded in death by: his wife; his parents; and a sister in infancy.
Memorial service: from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at North Tama Activity Center, with burial at a later date at Buckingham Cemetery, both in Traer.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Condolences may be left to www.Iowacremation.com under obituaries.
David enjoyed working around his farm, spending time with family and friends and watching old westerns. He was very talented in many ways, if it was broke he could fix it. His kids nicknamed him “MacGyver.”
Service Notice: Kathleen A. Whiteman
EVANSDALE -- Kathleen A. Whiteman, 89, of Evansdale, died Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Western Home Communities Martin Center; services 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, with burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery, both in Waterloo; visitation 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway, 233-3393, where there will be a 4 p.m. Legion of Mary Rosary; visitation will continue at the church for an hour before services Friday; memorials may be directed to Queen of Peace Catholic Church; condolences at www.hagartywaychoffgraurp.com.
Larry Karpisek (1952-2018)
DYSART — Larry L. Karpisek, 66, of Dysart, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Covenant Medical Center, Waterloo
He was born May 7, 1952, in Clarion, the son of Lambert and Adeline (Kohout) Karpisek. On Aug. 7, 1971, he married Jean Fleming in Dysart.
Larry attended Dysart Community School and graduated in 1970. He farmed with his parents and later with his wife and children.
Survived by: his wife; three sons, Brian, Ryan and Chad Karpisek all of Dysart; a daughter, Kelli (Doug) Knoop of Dysart; two grandchildren, Avery and Keegan Knoop; and two sisters, Darlene (Roger) Harder of Keystone and Betty (Jim) Harrison of Traer.
Preceded in death by: his parents; his father-in-law; and two sisters-in-law.
Private family graveside service: will be at Dysart Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Overton Funeral Home in Dysart.
Memorials in lieu of flowers: may be directed to the Dysart Ambulance or the Dysart Fire Department
Condolences may be left at www.overtonfuneralhomes.com.
Farming was his life and he felt very honored that his children worked by his side on the family farm. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Service Notice: Christie Greenlee
CEDAR FALLS -- Christie Greenlee, 69, of Cedar Falls, died Monday, Oct. 8, at Cedar Valley Hospice in Waterloo; visitation 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, 266-7525; services and burial next week in Elgin, Ill.; memorials may be directed to charity of donor's of choice; condolences at www.dahlfuneralhome.com.
James D. Halsor (1939-2018)
CEDAR FALLS — James D. Halsor, 78, of Cedar Falls, died Monday, Oct. 8, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo.
He was born Nov. 2, 1939, in Mason City, son of Melvin and Dorothy (Radcliff) Halsor.
He graduated from Mason City High School in 1957 and from Mason City Junior College (NIACC) in 1959. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1959 to 1963 as a radar/missile guidance technician on the F-102A and as a combat judo instructor. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 1965 with a B.A; 1969 with an M.A.; and 1973 with a secondary school administration certification. He taught junior high science in Jesup from 1965-68 and then health education at Holmes Junior High in Cedar Falls from 1969 until his retirement in 1998. He also coached football, wrestling and track while in Jesup and Cedar Falls.
Survived by: a son, Greg (Karen) Halsor of Waverly; three grandchildren, Cael, Summer and Apryl; two brothers, Jerry (Margaret) Halsor of Lakewood, Colo., and Richard (June) Halsor of Sunrise Beach, Mo.; a sister, Janice (Neil) Anderson of Omaha, Neb.; special friend, Sara Dunbar; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: his parents.
Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at Richardson Funeral Service, with burial in Fairview Cemetery, both in Cedar Falls. Visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, and also for an hour prior to the service.
Memorials: to Cedar Valley Hospice or Cedar Trails Partnership.
Condolences may be left at www.richardsonfuneralservice.com.
He was an avid golfer for many years and a past president of the Twilight Golf League of Cedar Falls. He belonged to Cedar Falls AMVETS Post 49. He was also a member of the Proud Image barbershop chorus for many years, twice singing on the stage at International contest.
Barbara Ann Kirby
Bobbie Kirby, 76, of Waterloo, IA, died Sunday, October 7, in the comfort of her own home, surrounded by loving family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, “Rip” Kirby, and her parents, “Mike” and Dorothy Clements.
She is survived by her siblings; Connie Fifield, Richard Clements, Dennis Clements, and Dixie Schoenmakers and by her many nieces and nephews including “her little love.”
A celebration of her life including food and sharing of memories will be held this Thursday, October 11, at 4 p.m.
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Service Notice: Richard C. "Rich" Ackerman
DENVER -- Richard Clarence “Rich” Ackerman, 71, of Denver, died Monday, Oct. 8, at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics; Celebration of Life services 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Denver, with burial in the church cemetery; visitation will from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the church; memorials may be directed to the family, where a memorial direction will be established later; Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home, Denver, 984-5379, condolences may be left at www.kaiser-corson.com.
Trevor D. Gerholdt (1996-2018)
CEDAR FALLS — Trevor Daren Gerholdt, 22, of Cedar Falls, died accidentally Saturday, Oct. 6, in Plainfield.
He was born Sept. 5, 1996, in Waterloo, son of Dennis and Karen (Leggett) Gerholdt.
Trevor was a graduate of Cedar Falls High School and worked at The Other Place (OP) on University Avenue in Cedar Falls and most recently, Padget Technologies Inc. in Cedar Falls.
Survived by: his parents of Cedar Falls; a sister, Whitney (Ryan) Gerst of Waverly; a brother, Dana Gerholdt of Shell Rock; maternal grandparents, Jerry and Patty Leggett of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two nieces, Sofia and Eliana Gerst, both of Waverly, two nephews, Ryley and Finley Gerst, both of Waverly; his uncle, Barry Leggett of Los Angeles; and his emotional support dog, Sweep.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at Orchard Hill Church, Cedar Falls, with private burial in Washington Chapel Cemetery, rural Cedar Falls. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, and one hour before services at the church.
Condolences may be left at www.DahlFuneralHome.com.
Trevor loved the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and trapshooting.