Obituaries and service notices in the Courier.
Georgia Jean Dennis (1928-2019)
ACKLEY — Georgia Jean Dennis, 90, of Ackley, died Thursday, Feb. 7, at Grand JiVante in Ackley.
She was born Aug. 16, 1928, in Ackley, daughter of Gertrude (Boelman) Kuper and Folkert Kuper. In 1952, she married Dale W. Dennis; he preceded her in death after 53 years of marriage.
Georgia graduated from Ackley High School in 1947. She and Dale lived in Postville before moving back to Ackley in 1962. In 1964, she bought Jean’s Tot & Teen Shop, which she owned for 31 years before closing in 1995.
She was a lifelong member of St. John’s United Church of Christ.
Survived by: four nieces, Roxie Harken Ploeger (Gordon) of Decatur, Texas, Linda Kuper of Lakeland, Fla., LaVera Kuper Jarman (Keith) of Knoxville and Carol Bissell Willems of Arlington, Texas; and two nephews, William Bissell (JoAnne) of Little Rock, Ark., and Dallas Harken (Mary Kay) of Waterloo.
Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; two brothers, George and Harm Kuper; two sisters, Tillie Harken and Lydia Bissell; and two nephews, Don Bissell and LaVerne Kuper.
Services: 1:30 p.m. April 5, 2019, at St. John’s United Church of Christ, with inurnment at Oak Wood Cemetery, both in Ackley. Linn’s Funeral Home Ackley Chapel is helping the family with arrangements.
Condolences may be left at linnsfuneralhome.com.
James Oltrogge (1931-2019)
WESTGATE — James Robert Oltrogge, 87, of North Liberty, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, at The Bird House, a hospice house in Iowa City.
He was born Nov. 24, 1931, on the family farm in Westgate, son of Albert and Bertha (Leverenz) Oltrogge. On March 7, 1953, he married Marnylee Tobiason.
Jim grew up working on the farm until he entered the U.S. Army in 1952.
Survived by: his wife; his children, Mark (Marcia) Oltrogge of Calmar, Vicki (Roger) Block of North Liberty and Lisa Heisterkamp of Davenport; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: his parents; a brother, Raymond Oltrogge; and a son, Michael Oltrogge.
Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Geilenfeld Funeral Home, Oelwein, with burial in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Hazleton. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at the funeral home.
Memorials: may be directed to The Bird House in Jim’s name.
Condolences may be left at www.geilenfeldfh.com.
Jim loved farming, fishing and vacationing with his family. In later years he and Marny continued their love of travel, driving to Alaska and visiting many of North America’s national parks. Their favorite place was Rocky Mountain National Park. Jim had a tremendous faith in Jesus Christ and enjoyed sharing his beliefs.
Beverly J. “Bev” Gallatin (1946-2019)
WATERLOO — Beverly J. “Bev” Gallatin, 72, of Mahomet, Ill., formerly of Peoria, Ill., and Waterloo, died Monday, Feb. 4, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis after a brief illness.
She was born Nov. 20, 1946, in Story City, to Emery J. and Betty J. Hanson Tegland. She married Howard P. Gallatin on June 8, 1968, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ellsworth.
She graduated from South Hamilton High School in 1965, received her bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Iowa in 1969 and her master’s in education from Illinois State University in 2000. Bev was an ICU nurse and cardiac education nurse at St. Francis and Proctor Hospitals in Peoria; diabetic education nurse at Allen Memorial Hospital and finished her career teaching nursing at Hawkeye Community College.
She was a member of and sang in the choir at Salem Lutheran Church in Peoria and Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls.
Survived by: her husband; two daughters, Rebecca (Paul) Fleming of Media‚ Pa., and Deborah (Matthew) Shoemaker of Mahomet; a granddaughter, Emery Shoemaker of Mahomet; a sister, Marjorie (Gary) Evans-Roth of Fairfield; and two stepsisters, Mary (Paul) Hill and Sandy (John) Underberg.
Preceded in death by: her parents; her stepmother, Arlie; a brother, Bruce; a stepbrother, Edward Danielson; and a stepsister, Orene Glantz.
Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at Nazareth Evangelical Lutheran Church, with burial at 2:30 p.m. in Homewood Cemetery, Ellsworth. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at Locke Funeral Home, Waterloo.
Memorials: may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Nazareth Evangelical Lutheran Church or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be left at www.lockefuneralhome.com.
Marion J. “Tootie” Wilson (1937-2019)
WATERLOO — Marion J. “Tootie” Wilson, 81, of Waterloo, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, at ManorCare Health Services.
She was born Dec. 25, 1937, in Waterloo, daughter of John and Frances Boyle. She married Kenneth Wilson in 1958, in Waterloo. They later divorced.
Marion was employed by the Waterloo Courier in the delivery route and bundle route department for many years. She retired in 2008.
Survived by: two daughters, Mickey Wilson and Anne Bukhari, both of Waterloo; two brothers, John T. (Gail) Boyle of Washburn and Terry Boyle of Waterloo; three sisters, Helen (Terry) French of Waterloo, Sherry (Joe) Rottinghaus of Mesa, Ariz., and Joanne (Paul) Bernard of Waterloo; two grandsons, Jason and Josh Wilson, both of Waterloo; and four great-grandchildren, Michael, Willow, Rebel and Grimm Wilson.
Preceded in death by: her parents.
Services: noon Sunday, Feb. 17, at Waterloo Seventh-day Adventist Church. Visitation will be one hour before services at the church. Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Condolences may be left at wwww.hagartywaychoffgrarup.com.
Thomas "Tom" Costello (1944-2019)
GLADBROOK — Thomas Joseph Costello, 74, of Camdenton, Mo., died Saturday, Feb. 9, in Englewood Community Hospital, Englewood, Fla.
He was born March 23, 1944, in Marshalltown, son of Thomas Joseph and Alice Mae (Klink) Costello.
He graduated from Gladbrook High School in 1962 and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. He then settled in Ankeny where he began working for Quarry Supply. He later purchased the business along with Capital City Belting and operated them in Des Moines, Rochelle, Ill., and Springfield, Mo., for more than 20 years. After selling the business, he worked for Horton Supply until his retirement in 2014.
He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie, Mo., and was a Fourth Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus-Mary Mother of the Church Council No. 10381. Tom was a member of the Zack Wheat American Legion Post 624 in Sunrise Beach, Mo., the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5923 in Camdenton, Mo., Osage Community Elks Lodge 2705 in Laurie, and the Iowa Club at the Lake of the Ozarks. He served as a director of the Trinity Pointe Condo Association.
Survivors include: two sons, Thomas Costello Jr. of Hillsboro, Mo., and Patrick Costello of Festus, Mo.; four grandchildren, Kiersten Bloesser, Alyssa Costello, Vanessa Costello and Dylan Costello; three brothers, Jim Costello of Edmond, W.Va., Mike (Elaine) Costello of Waterloo and John (Susan) Costello of Marietta, Ga.; a sister, Barb (Dennis) Luethje of Gladbrook; his former spouse and mother of his children, Nancy (Miller) Costello of Hillsboro, Mo.; his friend and companion, Kathy Matteo of Eldon, Mo.; and many relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by: his parents; and a brother, Steven Costello.
Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Laurie, Mo. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church. Graveside services with military honors will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in Rose Hill Cemetery, Grundy Center. A time for family and friends to gather will follow the service at Spanky’s Restaurant in Gladbrook where a meal will be served. Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials: may be directed to The National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church, 176 Marian Drive, Laurie, MO 65037.
Condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com.
After retirement, Tom moved to the Lake of the Ozarks where he enjoyed boating, jet skiing, golfing and spending time with friends.
Helen Dieter (1922-2019)
CEDAR FALLS — Margaret Helen Dieter, 96, of Cedar Falls, formerly of Vail, died Friday, Feb. 11, at the Western Home Deery Suites in Cedar Falls.
She was born Dec. 23, 1922, on the farm in Hayes Township, Crawford County, near Vail, to John Patrick and Margaret (Houlihan) Lally. She married Robert H. Dieter on March 8, 1943.
She graduated from St Ann’s Academy in Vail in 1940. She then graduated from the Commercial Extension School in Omaha in business and shorthand writing and was employed at the Crawford County Bank in Denison. In addition to farming and being a homemaker, she worked at the Crawford County Conservation Office as a stenographer and the Vail Observer as editor. She was a lifelong member of St. Ann Parish in Vail with service on circle, rosary and liturgy committees.
Survived by: six children, Patricia (John) Reidell of Glenmoore, Pa., Joan Fraser of Placerville, Calif., Robert (Mary Beth) of Cedar Falls, Gregory (Peggy) of Ames, Thomas of Sarasota, Fla., and Brian (Mari) of Iola, Texas; 30 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews and their families.
Preceded in death by: her husband; her parents; all of her siblings; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at St. Ann Church, Vail, with burial in church cemetery. Visitation will from 4 to 7 p.m. today, Feb. 15, at Pauley Pfannebecker Funeral Home, Denison, with a 4:30 p.m. rosary and 7 p.m. prayer service followed by Irish wake at Majestic Hills, Denison.
Memorials in lieu of flowers: may be directed to the Western Home Foundation in Cedar Falls.
Jerome A. "Sam" Guenther (1939-2019)
DENVER — Jerome Arthur “Sam” Guenther, 79, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital, Waterloo, from illnesses caused by Agent Orange exposure.
He was born March 27, 1939, in Waverly, son of Gerald and Lorraine (Moeller) Guenther. He married Carolyn Black in 1963; they were later divorced. He married Sue Richards in 1979.
He graduated from Denver High in 1957, served in the U.S. Navy from 1957-63, mostly on the USS Galliant MSO 189, including stops in DaNang, Vietnam. He worked at the Elks Club for 25 years, managed Willow Run Country Club in Denver, was co-owner with his wife of the Alibi Tap and Bender Foods.
He was a member of Acker-Matthias American Legion Post 653 in Denver, NRA life member and DVA.
Survived by: his wife; a daughter, Lisa Catron (Mike) of Tracy, Calif.; four brothers, Rev Thomas of Lincoln, Neb., Mark (Mary) of Denver, John of Waterloo and Joel (Claudia) of Littleton, Colo.; two grandsons, Curtis Wolfram and Josh Catron, both of Tracy; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Tavernier and Geraldine Guenther, both of Denver; three nieces, four nephews and their families.
Preceded in death by: his parents; a brother, David; and a son, Larry.
Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, with burial with military rites at Fairview Cemetery, Denver, by Acker-Matthias American Legion Post 653. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home, Denver, and for an hour before services Monday at the church.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com.
Maxine Rindels (1931-2019)
CEDAR FALLS — Maxine M. Rindels, 87, of Cedar Falls, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls.
She was born April 15, 1931, in Cedar Falls, the daughter of Arthur and Fern (Miller) Mommer. She married Duane Rindels on June 25, 1949, at the Little Brown Church near Nashua. He preceded her in death Nov. 27, 2011.
Maxine graduated from Cedar Falls High School and was the bookkeeper at Diamond Brothers Grocery and Martin Brothers Distributing. She also was executive housekeeper at the Western Home Communities, retiring in 1986.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Cedar Falls.
Survived by: two daughters, Bernice (Ozzie) LaFleur of Battle Creek, Mich., and Bonnie (Scott) Zegarac of Cedar Falls; four grandchildren, Jessica (Chris) Thomas of Lakewood, Colo., Casey (Nathan) Alderman of Cedar Falls, Leslie (Jason) Fields of Battle Creek and Josh (Emily) Amundson of Evansdale; eight great-grandchildren; and a brother, Bernard (Connie) Mommer of Waterloo.
Preceded in death by: her parents and husband; a son, Gary Rindels; and a grandson, Anthony Baker.
Services: 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, with burial in Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens, both in Cedar Falls. Visitation will be for an hour before services.
Memorials: may be directed to First Presbyterian Church in Cedar Falls.
Condolences may be left at www.DahlFuneralHome.com.
Maxine enjoyed cooking, made friends easily and family meant everything to her.
Robert L. Pratt (1928-2019)
WATERLOO — Robert Lee Pratt, 90, of Waterloo, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Cedar Valley Hospice.
He was born Aug. 31, 1928, in Lime Spring, son of Robert E. and Nonia F. (Morris) Pratt. He married Marilyn Reese at the Westminster Presbyterian Church on Aug. 20, 1950.
He graduated from Lime Spring High School in 1946 and moved to Waterloo in 1947. After marriage, Robert joined the military and served in the Korean War. He retired in November 1984 after working 36 years as a supervisor at Rath Packing Co. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and United States Golf Association.
Survived by: his wife; a son, Robert Pratt Jr.; a granddaughter, Lindsey Pratt; and a great-grandson, Gunner Pratt.
Preceded in death by: his parents.
Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories, with military rites at 4 p.m.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Condolences may be left at www.parrottandwood.com.
Robert enjoyed fly fishing for trout and golfing.
Laurence M. “Larry” Johnson (1927-2019)
WATERLOO — Laurence “Larry” M. Johnson, 91, of Waterloo, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Lakeview Landing, Waterloo, of natural causes.
He was born July 26, 1927, in Frederika, son of John and Clara (Pike) Johnson. On Nov. 3, 1947, he married Norma West in Republic. On Oct. 19, 2002, he married Merna Keniston in Nashua.
He graduated from Frederika High School in 1945 and served in the U.S. Army from 1946 to 1947. Laurence started working at Johnson Farm Dairy delivering milk. He then worked as a supervisor at Carnation in Waverly until his retirement. Laurence was an active member of Grace Reformed Church in Waterloo. He volunteered with Boy Scouts, the Waverly museum and the Alzheimer’s Board.
Survivors include: two daughters, Sandra Steffeney-Stark of Seattle and Marilyn (Steve) Grice of Spirit Lake; two sons, Rod (Jane) Johnson of Knob Noster, Mo., and Jeff (Julie) Johnson of Rochester, Minn.; seven grandchildren, Chad (Leah) Nordman of Cedar Falls, Anna Steffeney (Mike Brandimarte) of Seattle, Brian (Ann) Grice of Maple Grove, Minn., Sara (Richard) Halse of Lenexa, Kan., Shannon (Max) Okounghae and Ian (Diana) Johnson, both of Kansas City, Mo., and Ben Johnson of Rochester; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: his parents; his wife, Norma; his wife, Merna; two brothers, Veryl and Everett Johnson; a sister, Patricia Zubak; and two sons-in-law, Dennis Steffeney and Frank Stark.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Grace Reformed Church, where full military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 138, VFW Post 1623 and the Iowa Army Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway and at the church for an hour before services Saturday.
Memorials: may be directed to the church or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Condolences may be left at www.hagartywaychoffgrarup.com.
Laurence enjoyed fishing and his trips to northern Minnesota with lifelong fishing buddies. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed gardening and many wonderful weekends with the “camping group.”
Vera L. Merry (1927-2019)
WATERLOO — Vera L. Merry, 91, of Waterloo, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Friendship Village Pavillion.
She was born Aug. 27, 1927, in Detroit, daughter of James and Caroline Richie Cochran. She married Clifford Merry on June 20, 1947, in Kansas City, Kan. He died Aug. 12, 1993.
She graduated from Dubuque High School. Vera was a dental hygienist, worked at Hawkeye Foods, owned and operated Airline Café, and was a hostess at Kwik Star in Waterloo. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Cedar Falls and attended Friendship Village Chapel.
Survived by: four children, Cathy (Louis) Hoffert of Cresco, David (Kathy) Merry of Waterloo, Becky (Roger) Gage of Lawler and Jeff (Lisa) Merry of Plymouth, Minn.; two brothers, Jerry Cochran of California and Donald (Jeanne) Cochran of Cedar Falls; a brother-in-law, Ray Payette of New Hampshire; a sister-in-law, Judy Cochran of Harlan; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: her husband; a son, James Merry; and nine siblings, Bruce, Eugene, Kenneth, Marilyn, Richard, Junior, Helen, Bob and Virginia.
Services: noon Saturday, Feb. 16, at Kearns Funeral Service, preceded by an hour of visitation.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Condolences can be left at www.kearnsfuneralservice.com.
Vera loved to garden, read, play bingo and watch “Wheel of Fortune.” She also loved spending time with her family, sharing music with the children.
Roger L. Batchelder (1938-2019)
LA PORTE CITY — Roger L. Batchelder, 80, of La Porte City, died at home Tuesday, Feb. 12, of kidney failure.
He was born May 8, 1938, in Waterloo, son of Ted and Anna Mae Beasley Batchelder. He married Patty Allison on Sept. 23, 1961, at Central Christian Church in Waterloo.
Roger was a 1958 graduate of Waterloo East High School. He was a Waterloo firefighter and equipment operator for 25 years, retiring in 1993. He was a cannoneer for Civil War re-enactments and 3rd degree black belt in karate.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1956-1967.
Survived by: his wife; two daughters, Carolyn (Larry) Formanek of Ankeny and Penny Clark of La Porte City; two sons, Jim (Jackie) Batchelder of La Porte City and Matt (Lynn) Batchelder of Walford; 10 grandchildren; and two brothers, Richard (Julie) Batchelder of Cedar Falls and Gary (Deb) Batchelder of Florida.
Preceded in death by: his parents; a son, Mark Batchelder, in infancy; and a daughter, Joanna Batchelder.
Memorial services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, La Porte City. Inurnment will be at a later date in the Orange Township Cemetery. La Porte City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials: may be directed to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 501 Sycamore St., La Porte City 50651.
Condolences may be left at www.kearnsfuneralservice.com.
Darlene M. Boose Robinson (1929-2019)
WATERLOO — Darlene Mae Boose Robinson, 90, of Kountze, Texas, formerly of Waterloo, died Saturday, Feb. 9.
She was born Feb. 4, 1929, in Waterloo, daughter of Hazel Irene Smith and Ernest F. Griefnow.
Darlene was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagle 764 in Waterloo, Vidor Chapter 914, Kountze-Sour Lake 724 and Beaumont 71 Order Eastern Star.
Survived by: a daughter, Susan (Jack) Huebner of Lumberton; two sons, Curtis (Susan) Tomkins of Waterloo and John (Val) Tomkins of Iron River, Wis.; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Gordon A. Robinson; a daughter, Judith Mullen; two brothers, Kenneth and Robert Griefnow; and a great-granddaughter.
Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Broussard’s, 530 W. Monroe, Kountze, preceded by a gathering of family and friends beginning at 10 a.m. A private family burial was held at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont. There will also be a memorial service in Waterloo at a later date.
Condolences may be left at broussards1889.com.
Andrew Schaefer (1986-2019)
WATERLOO — Andrew J. Schaefer, 32, of Haven, Kan., formerly of Waterloo, died Feb. 2 of natural causes.
He was born May 28, 1986, in Waterloo, son of David J. and Teresa J. (Moeller) Schaefer.
Andrew graduated from Columbus High School in 2004. He earned his bachelor’s degree in animal ecology from Iowa State University in 2009 and his master’s in fisheries and aquatic sciences from the University of Florida in 2016. He worked as a fisheries biologist for the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, Cheney District.
Survived by: his parents of Waterloo; a brother, Matt (Alli) Schaefer of Springfield‚ Mo.; two sisters, Sara (Colin) Krantz of Cedar Falls and Megan (Joe) Rubendall of Hudson; and six nieces and nephews, Lauren and Nora Schaefer, Jacob, Jenna and Carter Krantz and Jackson Rubendall.
Preceded in death by: his paternal grandparents, Peter and Rosetta Schaefer; and maternal grandparents, Leslie and Loretta Moeller.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at St. Edward Catholic Church, with burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, with a 7 p.m. vigil service at Locke Funeral Home, Waterloo. Visitation also for an hour before services Saturday at the church.
Memorial in Andrew’s honor: has been set up with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism for the benefit of fisheries in the Cheney District. Checks may be payable to Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, with “Andrew Schaefer Memorial” in the memo line. Address — Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, 512 SE 25th Ave., Pratt, KS 67124.
Condolences may be left at www.lockefuneralhome.com.
Andrew had a genuine kindness to his laid-back personality. He was a passionate outdoorsman with a wisdom about nature that extended way beyond his professional degrees. Fishing, hunting and spending time with his family are some things he enjoyed most.
Keith Alan Menken of Panora, formerly of Cedar Falls
Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 15, at Iles-Westover Chapel in Des Moines. Graveside services will be held 2:30 p.m. Friday at Rose Hill Cemetery, Greene.
Keith was born August 6, 1930, in Greene, IA, to Otto and Esther (Crosby) Menken. He married Jean Byers on September 3, 1950, in Greene. They made their home in Cedar Falls where they raised their three daughters.
Keith worked as a Customer Service Engineer for IBM for over 25 years, retiring in 1992. He collected G-Scale trains, loved woodworking and was an avid sportsman.
Keith is survived by his three daughters, Linda Kinkade of Iowa City, IA, Kim (Jeffrey) Leer of Fairbank, IA, and Sandy (Bob) Train of Nicholasville, KY; five grandchildren, Kyle Kinkade of Clive, IA, Sam (Jessica) Train of Poughkeepsie, NY, Kara (Marcus) Seaton of Iowa City, IA, Shannon (Jennifer) Train of Louisville, KY, and Sara (Sean) Raymond of Lexington, KY; and six great-grandchildren, Kalea, Grayson, Maya, and Alana Seaton, and Zoe and Ziggy Train; He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Jean Menken.
The family will receive friends from 5—7 p.m. Thursday at Iles-Westover Chapel. Contributions may be made to EveryStep Hospice. Online condolences will be welcomed at IlesCares.com.
Kasey A. Hines (1996-2019)
WATERLOO — Kasey A. Hines, 22, of Center Point, died Monday, Feb. 11, at University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, Iowa City.
She was born Sept. 4, 1996, in Cedar Rapids.
Kasey was a 2015 graduate of Center Point-Urbana Community Schools.
Survived by: her father, Todd Hines, and special friend Jane Oglesby, of Center Point; her mother, Michelle Hines of Arizona; siblings, Mitchell (Megan) Hines and their children, Kaelyn, Harper, Beckett, Liam and Micah, all of Georgia; Justin Hines of Arizona; Kirstyn Hines (Spencer Osborn) of Kansas City; grandparents, James and Patricia Hines of Waterloo and Rod and Monica Zabel of Arizona; an aunt, Dawn Hines and her daughter Hailey Hines of Hudson; an uncle, Aaron Zabel of Arizona; and an aunt, Alicia Zabel and her daughter, Ashlyn Wilson.
Services: 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at Center Point United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the church. Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Center Point, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials in lieu of flowers: may be directed to Give Kids the World Village, 210 S. Bass Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746.
Condolences may be shared at www.murdochfuneralhome.com.
Kasey loved Winnie the Pooh and traveling. She had an infectious laugh and beautiful smile. Kasey touched many lives and her memories will be cherished forever. She had an amazing support system throughout her life, including her family, school, community, doctors and nurses.
James "Jim" Oltmann
James “Jim” Oltmann, 63, of Grimes, IA passed away in an automobile accident due to a cardiac event on Sunday, February 10, 2019 near Grimes.
He was born on April 5, 1955, to James R. and Barbara (Williams) Oltmann. Jim graduated from Allison-Bristow High School. Jim was united in marriage on May 2, 1980 to Diane Kellner. To this union, two children were born, James “Jimmy” and Jamie.
Jim’s career began at the Kesley locker. His dream came true when he bought the Shell Rock Locker and Poultry. In 1987, the family was transferred to the Des Moines metro area and have lived in Grimes since. In 2011, He began working at 3M in Ames until his passing.
The family had a lake home on Sun Valley Lake where he spent many days enjoying life. Jim loved to fish, hunt and spend time outside with Jimmy and watching TV and movies with Jamie. His family was his pride and joy including his dogs. His only grandchild, Brinley was born in 2012. He loved being a grandpa.
He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Diane of Grimes; son Jimmy (Kate Flater-fiancée) of Ankeny; daughter Dr. Jamie of Waterloo; father, James R.; brothers Joel (Deb), Jon (Diane) and Sister Mary (Mike) Hall all of Allison; brother-in-laws Charles, Leroy and sister-in-law Cindy (Mason Larson) Kellner and many nieces and nephews and the family’s four legged companions.
He was preceded in death by mother Barbra, father and mother-in-law John and Lorraine Kellner and brother-in-law Craig Kellner.
Visitation will be held on Friday, February 15, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church of Grimes, Grimes, IA from 4 pm-7 pm. Service will be at 2 pm at the Trinity Reformed Church in Allison, IA with a visitation from 12 pm-2 pm. Burial at the Allison Cemetery will be immediately following the service.