WATERLOO – Michael E. Hansen, 57, of Waterloo, died Wednesday, May 13, at home. Services will be scheduled for a future date.Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on South Street is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be directed to the family. Condolences may be left at www.hagartywaychoffgrarup.com.
Obituaries and service notices in Courier today.
DEATH NOTICE: Michael E. Hansen
DEATH NOTICE: Duane Murra
WELLSBURG -- Duane Dennis Murra, 71, of Wellsburg, died Thursday, May 14, at home following a brief illness, while under the care of UnityPoint Hospice. A private graveside service be at Wellsburg Reformed Church Cemetery. No public services will be held. Memories and messages of condolence at www.abelsfuneralhomes.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Cancer Society.
DEATH NOTICE: Ruth J. Shepard
WATERLOO -- Ruth J. Shepard, 94, died at Friendship Village Pavilion on May 11. Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Online condolences at https://parrottandwood.com/obituary/ruth-shepard/.
DEATH NOTICE: Ivadel Eyestone
CEDAR FALLS - Ivadel Eyestone, 100, of Cedar Falls, died May 14 at Bickford Cottage. A private family service will be held at Parrott and Wood Chapel of Memories. Condolences may be left at www.parrottandwood.com.
LaVerne D. Greenfield
SUMNER — LaVerne D. Greenfield, 88, of Sumner, died May 14 at home.
He was born Dec. 28, 1931, in Ackley, son of Daniel and Edna Juel Greenfield. He graduated in 1949 from Ackley High School and graduated from Iowa State Teachers College in1953, where he played basketball and held three scoring records. He married Joan Elizabeth Torney in 1952; she died in 1953. He married Carol Ruth Rembold in 1958.
He taught school in Lime Springs from 1953-1957, at Central City from 1957-1960 and at Sumner from 1960-1992. He was a board member of the Northeast Iowa Education Union, the ISEA, a resolutions committee member of the NEA, state NEA director, and past president of Bremer County Schoolmasters. He was formerly on the Sumner City Council, interim mayor, on the library board and a member of St. John Lutheran Church.
Survivors: his wife, Carol; three sons Mike (Sherry) Greenfield of Longmont, Colo., Dan (Carolyn) Greenfield of Scotch Grove, and Brett (Robin) Greenfield of Sumner;a daughter, Sue Oldani of Waterloo; a son-in-law, Brad Barlow; 10 grandchildren, Gabrielle Greenfield, Trevor (Molly) Greenfield, Jared Greenfield, Jessica (Paul) Foster, Tiffany (Collin) Walton, Matthew (Holly) Klein, Sarah (Justin) Ward, Jenna Oldani, Joey (Caroline) Barlow, Jeffrey (Cassie) Barlow; and seven great-grandchildren, Ryleigh Walton, Patrick Klein, Amelia and Lucas Ward, Nora and Claire Barlow, and Jaxson Barlow.
Preceded in death by: a brother, Stanley; and a sister-in-law, Betty Greenfield; a daughter, Laura Barlow; twin sons, Mark and Dean; a full-term stillborn daughter; and two sons-in-law, Patrick Klein and Steve Oldani.
Services: A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf, beekeeping, auctions and e-bay.
DEATH NOTICE: Richard 'Rick' Crawford
DYSART -- Richard ‘Rick' J. Crawford, 64, of Dysart, died May 15 at Sunrise Hill Care Center. Funeral services are private with burial in Dysart Cemetery. Visitation will be at Overton Funeral Home, Dysart, on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. Five people will be allowed in the building at a time. The family will also greet people outside. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, to Sunrise Hill Care Center or Cedar Valley Hospice. Online condolences at www.parrottandwood.com
DEATH NOTICE Daniel L. Werkmeister
WATERLOO - Daniel Lester Werkmeister, 59, died at University of Iowa Hospital on May 14. A memorial service is being planned for this summer. Burial at Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo. Memorials to the family. Arrangements are handled by Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories, An Overton Family Service, Waterloo, 319-232-3235, www.overtonservice.com.
Cecile Habben Powers
WATERLOO — Cecile Habben Powers, 94, of Waterloo, died Thursday, May 14, at Lakeview Landing of Friendship Village of natural causes.
She was born Feb. 14, 1926, in Iowa Falls, daughter of Edward and Grace (Campbell) Habben. Cecile graduated from Reinbeck High School in 1943 and Iowa State College in 1947 with a degree in applied art/home economics. She taught home economics in Hudson and Monroe, Iowa, directed the Black Hawk County Dairy Council and consulted at The Lighting Center in Waterloo. Cecile taught applied arts classes at the YWCA. She received the State of Iowa 4-H Alumni Award in 1970 and the Iowa State University Service Award in 1992.
Cecile married J. Robert Powers June 11, 1955, at St. Joseph’s Rectory in Waterloo. He died March 20, 2014.
Survivors: three sons, Michael of Hiram, Ohio, Bradley (Kerry) of Tampa, Fla., and Steven (Joni) of Glendale, Ariz.; a brother, Duane (Betty) Habben of Dike; a sister-in-law, Lorraine Habben of Webster City; 10 grandchildren, Austen (Sarah), Ben (Libby), Katharine (Sofia), Jordan, Grace (Felix), Aubrey, Collin, Sam, Megan, and Cam; and a great-grandson, Bradley Burton Ayub.
Preceded in death by: her husband Bob; her parents; and a brother, Lynn Habben.
Services: will be held at Waterloo First United Methodist Church at a later date. The body will be cremated with burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Memorials: to Waterloo First United Methodist Church or the Friendship Village Auxiliary.
Cecile organized her family annual summer reunions, Camp Cousins, for more than 30 years and made an annual picture memory/scrapbook for each grandchild. She also enjoyed quilting, making crib quilts for each of her 10 grandchildren and crafting each child a full-sized quilt masterpiece.
WATERLOO — Melissa Nadine Stevenson, 41, of Waterloo, died at home of health complications Wednesday, May 13.
She was born Sept. 16, 1978, in Iowa City, daughter of Todd and Rachella Stevenson. Melissa graduated from Independence High School and earned her Associate of Arts degree from Hawkeye Community College.
She worked as an industrial seamstress at Waterloo Tent & Awning and Powers Manufacturing. Melissa was also involved with the Human Rights Coalition.
Survivors: her mother of Waterloo; her father of Independence; her husband, Dylan Armstrong of Waterloo; her children, Lennon Stevenson and Chamberlain Armstrong, both at home; a brother, Jacob (Courtney) Stevenson of Cedar Falls; a sister, Alexandria Stevenson of Waterloo; a brother, Chace Brunson of Waterloo; a brother, Beau Brunson of Waterloo; maternal grandparents, Larry and Nadine Werkmeister of Elk Run Heights; uncles and aunts, Michael Moore, Anthony (Mabel) Stevenson, Brian (Toni) Werkmeister, Brad (Shelly) Werkmeister; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Preceded in death by: a son, Dylan Stevenson; and paternal grandmother, Peggy Stevenson.
Services: A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Memorials: to the family. Cards sent to the funeral home will be forwarded to the family.
Online condolences at www.kearnsfuneralservice.com
Melissa was the rock and matriarch of her family. She loved spending time with family and friends. She organized reunions and holiday gatherings. She was free spirit who never met a stranger and welcomed everyone with open arms. The world will truly be less without her joy.
Theodore “Ted” H. Tuitjer Jr.
PARKERSBURG — Theodore “Ted” Henry Tuitjer Jr., 87, of Parkersburg, died May 9 at the Grundy Care Center in Grundy Center.
He was born Aug. 2, 1932, in rural Parkersburg, son of Theodore and Carrie (Dohlman) Tuitjer. He attended country school in Butler County. Ted served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from April 1953 until March 1955, and was stationed in Germany. After service, Ted worked on various farms, the DX Station in Parkersburg and at Rouse Motors in Grundy Center. On March 8, 1959, Ted married Fayette Marks at Salem Lutheran Church in rural Parkersburg. Ted was employed at Allison Implement for more than 30 years.
He was a past member of Salem Lutheran Church and a current member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Parkersburg. He served as the sexton of Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery. Ted was a member of the American Legion and the AMVETS.
Survivors: his wife; a son, Kent Tuitjer of Janesville; a brother, Raymond (Sandy) Tuitjer; and a sister-in-law, Hilda Tuitjer of Allison.
Preceded in death by: his parents; seven sisters, Anna Thompson-Freebury, Dorothy Tack, Florence Johnson, Betty Balvanz, Jessie Jansen, Rena Smoot, Mary Henricks; three brothers, Eime, Henry and George Tuitjer; two infant sisters, Mary and Jessie; and an infant brother, Raymond.
Services: Ted was cremated in accordance with his wishes. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home in Parkersburg is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials: to the family.
Online condolences at www.redman-schwartz.com.
While serving in Germany, Ted researched and found many family members on his father’s side of the family. In the early years of marriage, the couple enjoyed fishing at resorts around Wabedo Lake in Minnesota. Ted enjoyed fishing at the rivers in Iowa and working in his yard.
Joy A. Sanger
CEDAR FALLS—Joy A. Sanger, 88, of Cedar Falls, died Tuesday, May 12, at NewAldaya Lifescapes in Cedar Falls.
She was born April 17, 1932, Reelsville, Ind., daughter of Thomas and Ermal (Boyd) Mathews. Joy graduated from high school in Reelsville, Ind. She married Thomas Sanger on Sept. 1, 1962, in Phoenix, Ariz.; he died Dec. 21, 2001.
Joy and Thomas co-owned an accounting firm where she worked as a secretary for 30 years until retiring in 2001.
Survivors: two daughters, Julie (Tom) Schrandt of Adel and Diane (Ray) Ronan of Cedar Falls; three grandchildren, Jaime Schrandt of Adel, Cody (Taylor) Ronan of Cedar Falls, and Courtney Ronan of Cedar Falls; a great-grandson, Levi Thomas Ronan; and a brother-in-law, Ralph Egloff of Brazil, Indiana.
Preceded in death by: her parents; husband, Thomas; two sisters, Joan Egloff and Marilyn Cobb; and a brother, William Mathews.
Services: A private family graveside service was held; burial in Waterloo Cemetery.
Memorials: to the family. Cards sent to the funeral home will be forwarded to the family.
Online condolences at www.kearnsfuneralservice.com.
Joy enjoyed playing cards and other games, especially BINGO. She loved spending time with friends and family.
Homer H. Ross
HOLLAND — Homer Henry Ross, 89, of Holland, died at home Tuesday, May 12, while under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice.
He was born June 14, 1930, son of Joe and Marie (Primus) Ross. He graduated from Grundy Center High School. He married Delores Renken on July 17, 1952, at Parkersburg Congregational Church. He was a lifelong farmer and a member of Alice Church of God.
Survivors: two sons Jim (Pam) Ross of Eldora, and Bill (Kim) Ross of Steamboat Rock; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Dores Ross of Ames, and Joe (Ina) Ross of Grundy Center
Preceded in death by: his parents; his wife, Delores; and a brother Wayne Ross.
Services: A private graveside service will be held at Steamboat Rock Cemetery. Abels Funeral and Cremation Service, Engelkes-Chapel is caring for the family.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family.
Online condolences at www.abelsfuneralhomes.com.
Homer was known as a very kind man, who shared that kindness with all, but especially with his kids, grandkids and great grandkids. He will be missed and long remembered.
John A. 'Jack' Petsche
WATERLOO—John “Jack” A. Petsche, 86, of Waterloo, died Monday, May 11, at Northcrest Specialty Care.
He was born Jan. 12, 1934, in Epworth, son of John and Martha Grawe Petsche. He married Frances Littig on Dec. 20, 1958, in Osage; she died Nov. 15, 2009. Jack was employed with Rath Packing Co. for 33 years, retiring in 1985. He served in the Marines for four years. He was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church.
Survivors: a sister, Anna Mae (Duane) Jaschen of Waterloo; and 16 nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: his parents, his wife, Fran; a brother, Charles; a sister, Pearl Gross; and a special friend, Bev Rustad.
Services: A private family graveside service will take place at Garden of Memories. A memorial mass will be held at a later date. Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on South Street is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials: to Queen of Peace Catholic Church.
Online condolences can be left at www.hagartywaychoffgrarup.com.
Jack and Fran spent time at their cabin by the river, for he was an avid fisherman. He also loved to garden, always making sure there were tomatoes for canning so they would last the year. Jack was full of life and love and will be missed.
Eunice C. Stockdale
APLINGTON – Eunice Catherine Stockdale, 90, died May 15.
She was born Aug. 28, 1929, in rural Rudd, daughter of Edward and Hulda Brandau, She split her college career between Iowa Teacher’s College and the University of Dubuque. She married Homer Stockdale on Nov. 2, 1956. They farmed on the edge of Aplington until retirement. She taught preschool in her home, taught GED classes, worked at the Aplington Library, and volunteered in numerous capacities, mostly at her church.
Survivors: her children, Susan Stockdale, Cynthia (Brian) Moore, Steven (Patti) Stockdale, and Carolyn (Randy) Farlow; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Kelli (Brian) Whitney (Charlie and Sawyer), Blake (Shannon) Stockdale (Boone and Archer), Landon (Jessica) Moore (Henry and Hattie), Jordan Moore, Taylor (Bennett) Moser (Naomi), and Sara Farlow; two sisters, Lucille Bisbee and Elinor Sinning; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: her husband, Homer; her parents; two brothers, Reuben and Alton Brandau; and a sister, Alice Ohden.
Services: A prayer service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, at a site yet to be determined, with private family burial in the Pleasant View Cemetery in Aplington. Check Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home website or Tuesday’s Courier for the location of the prayer service. Redman-Schwartz Funeral Chapel in Aplington is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials: to the family.
Online condolences at www.redman-schwartz.com
In many ways, she built her life on faith, family, farming, and fun. She enjoyed the Aplington Evangelical Presbyterian Church, music, books, gardening, Bible study, bridge, sewing, quilting, friendships, the women’s weekend, camping with the grandchildren, trips, and the next adventure.
Judy R. Johnson
WATERLOO — Judy Ruth Johnson, 74, of New Prague, Minn., and formerly of Waterloo, died May 2 at home after a brief illness.
She was born March 26, 1946, in Oelwein, daughter of George and Ruth (Sorge) Lentz. She graduated from West High School in Waterloo.
Survivors: a daughter, Brenda Johnson Torgerson of New Prague, Minn; sons, Darin (Skye) Johnson of Montgomery, Minn., and Todd (Audrey) Johnson of Allen, Texas; grandchildren, Ashley, Nicholas, Anastasia, Aiden and Collin; and a sister, Shirlee (Larry) Opdahl of Venice, Fla.
Preceded in death by: her parents; and a brother, Donald Lentz.
Online condolences at bruzekfuneralhome.com.
Daniel M. Hagarty
CEDAR FALLS—Daniel Maurice Hagarty, 67, of Cedar Falls, died Monday, May 11, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, from cancer.
He was born June 15, 1952, in Cedar Falls, son of Maurice James and Mary Louise Shimpach Hagarty. Daniel graduated from Cedar Falls High School and later earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Iowa. Daniel served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War as a radio operator on his beloved ship, U.S.S. Kitty Hawk CV-63, an aircraft carrier. He was a member of the Cedar Falls American Legion.
Daniel lived in Seattle, Wash., for several years and worked in the legal department at Bell Telephone. He was an artist and once traveled to Novosibirsk, Soviet Russia, where he was invited to display his work in shows.
Survivors: three brothers, James E. (Willenda Kay) and Thomas P. (Catherine) all of Cedar Falls, and Patrick J. (Traci) of Waterloo; four sisters, Rosemary (LaVern) Millard of Independence, Kathryn A. (Thomas) Caley, Paulette L. Hawkenson, and Margaret R. Ackerman all of Cedar Falls; a sister-in-law, Janice Hagarty and an aunt Virginia Shimpach all of Cedar Falls; also several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins.
Preceded in death by: his parents; a brother, Robert E.; a sister Theresa J. Sullivan; a nephew, Jacob L. Hawkenson.
Services: A memorial mass at St. Patrick Catholic Church and inurnment in Greenwood Cemetery, Cedar Falls, will take place at a later date with military rites. Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on South Street, Waterloo, is assisting the family.
Memorials: to the family.
Online condolences at www.hagartywaychoffgrarup.com.
Daniel loved his Irish Heritage, big family, Iowa Hawkeyes, the Iowa State Fair, a cup of coffee and making others laugh. “May the Road Rise to Meet You, Daniel”
NASHUA — Bernard (Bernie) Horn, 97, of Nashua, died Monday, May 11, at Floyd County Memorial Hospital.
He was born Sept. 1, 1922, southwest of Nashua, son of George and Molly Horn. He graduated from Nashua High School in 1940. He was drafted into the Army in 1943, trained in Texas and sent to North Africa, Italy, and Sicily where he served as a medical corpsman. He returned to the family farm to farm with his father. He married Eva Litterer in 1959. He went on the Honor Flight and was the recipient of an Honor Quilt.
Survivors: a nephew, Loren Horn; a niece, Karen Knight (Ken); and great- and great-great nieces, Amy (Dale), Jordan and Taylor Launstein.
Preceded in death by: his wife, Eva, in 1966; and a daughter, (2018); and parents.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 18, 2020, at The Little Brown Church in Nashua; social distancing practices will be observed with the public being asked to wear masks; burial in St. John United Church of Christ Church Cemetery, rural Nashua. A public “rolling” visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church.
He enjoyed music (country), played guitar, and sang in a local quartet, which was popular in the community. He enjoyed photography and in later years he became a ham radio operator. He worked with wood and made beautiful wall plaques, crosses, and clocks.
Warren M. Ferguson
CEDAR FALLS – Warren Marshall Ferguson, 87, of Cedar Falls, died Wednesday, May 13, at Western Home Communities Deery Suites.
He was born Nov. 10, 1932, in Shellsburg, son of Raymond and Gladys (Sanders) Ferguson. He married Janelle Peterson on March 1, 1953, in Vinton; she died Nov. 29, 2019.
He graduated high school in 1952 and served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955, stationed in Europe. He then attended Iowa State Teachers College (UNI) and worked for Martin Bros. in Cedar Falls for 41 years, retiring in January 1995. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls.
Survivors: two daughters, Marsha Kane of Marietta, Ga., and Rose (Bill Kipp) Ferguson of Freeport, Ill.; two grandchildren, Aaron (Alishea) Faddis and Adam (Brooke) Faddis; four great-grandchildren, Amelia, Halston, Asa, and Aliza.
Preceded in death by: two brothers and a sister.
Services: A private family service and burial will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Vinton, where military honors will be conducted by the Iowa Army National Guard. A Celebration of Life will be planned for a later date. Richardson Funeral Service (319) 266-3525 is assisting the family.
Memorials: to the family at Warren’s home address in Cedar Falls.
Online guestbook at www.richardsonfuneralservice.com.
Warren enjoyed winters in Arizona; walking around the neighborhood; and spending time with family, friends, and neighbors.
Mary E. “Betty” Carlson
CEDAR FALLS – Mary E. “Betty” Carlson, 90, of Cedar Falls, died Wednesday, May 13, at home.
She was born March 10, 1930, in Waterloo, daughter of Arnold and Leah (Cable) Forney. She married Keith M. Carlson on March 11, 1950, in Waterloo; he died Nov. 16, 2018.
Betty graduated from Orange Consolidated School. She attended Iowa State Teachers College (UNI) for a year and was employed as a waitress at Forney’s Den in Cedar Falls and Treloar’s Inn, Fort Dodge. She then worked in stock control at Fort Dodge Laboratories; owned and operated Granny’s Workbasket in Waterloo; was an audiologist for AEA-7; a receiving manager for Seiferts in Cedar Falls; and then gift wrapping manager at Von Maur in Cedar Falls, retiring in 1992. She was a member of P.E.O. Chapter R, charter and life member of Beaver Hills Country Club, and 44-year member of Friends Count.
Survivors: two daughters, Cathy (William) Craig of Cedar Falls, and Cindy (Craig) Young of Paraguay; two sons, Curt (Sue) Carlson of Washington and Craig (Sam) Carlson of Indiana; seven grandchildren, Saylar (Tracy) Craig, Mia (Scott) Hagarty, Erika (Sergio) Golasik, Sara (Brian) Freund, Chace and Creed Carlson, and Kenneth Carlson; four great-grandchildren, Kalia and Harrison Craig, Anya Hagarty, and Sebastian Freund; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: a son, Kent Carlson; granddaughter, Keely Craig; grandson, Calder Carlson; and two brothers, Loren John and Palmer Forney.
Services: No services are being held at this time. Richardson Funeral Service is assisting the family.
Memorials: to Cedar Valley Hospice.
Condolences may be left at www.richardsonfuneralservice.com.
Connie S. Franzen
PLAINFIELD — Connie Sue Franzen, 61, of rural Plainfield, died Friday, May 15, at home of cancer.
She was born April 1, 1959, in Waterloo, daughter of Edgar and Mardell (Meyer) Brase. She graduated from Plainfield High School in 1977. On July 31, 1992, Connie married to Steve Franzen in Waverly. During her life she worked for The Christmas Tree Farm near Plainfield, Sara Lee in New Hampton, Iowa, Kwik Star in Denver, Bergmann Plumbing and Heating in Denver, Denver Construction Plumbing and Heating, and Burrier Plumbing and Spas in Waverly.
Connie was a member of St. John Lutheran Church-Western Douglas.
Survivors: her husband; a son, Nick Franzen of Plainfield; two sisters, Kathy (Jerry) Calease of Waverly and Karla (Ken) Beckman of Parkersburg; two brothers, Gary (Rhonda) Brase of Plainfield and Terry (Deb) Brase of Nashua; and many brothers and sisters-in-law.
Preceded in death by: her parents.
Services: Public graveside services, with social distancing, will be 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, at St. John Lutheran Church-Western Douglas Cemetery. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is assisting the family, (319) 352-1187.
Memorials: to the family.
Online condolences at www.kaisercorson.com.
Connie’s greatest enjoyment was time spent with her husband and son, however, she also like cruising in the 1970 Barracuda and 1978 Corvette, all animals, but especially cats and horses, fishing, mushroom hunting, tractor pulls, and gardening.
Lynn K. (Fry) Taylor
WATERLOO — Lynn Kathryn (Fry) Taylor, 62, of Waterloo, died Sunday, May 10, at ManorCare in Waterloo.
She was born Sept. 17, 1957, daughter of Herbert and Laura (Anderson) Fry. She married Darrell Taylor in 1979 at First Assembly of God in Waterloo.
Survivors: her mother of Waterloo; her husband; a sister, Deb (Dean) Meyer of Waterloo; a son, Adam Taylor of Janesville; a daughter, Kimberlee Taylor of Las Vegas, Nev.; and two grandsons, Gabriel Taylor and Gavin Taylor of Gilbertville.
Preceded in death by: her father, Herbert.
Services: A visitation will be held at Parrott and Wood Chapel of Memories at a later date.
Memorials: to the family.
Online condolences at www.parrottandwood.com.
Lynn enjoyed sewing, knitting, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Kelli M. Hunter
Kelli Marie Hunter, 63, Green Bay, WI, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2020, at her home. She was born January 17, 1957, in St. Paul, MN, daughter to the late Joseph and Betty Joan (Barnett) Keefe. Kelli graduated from Columbus Catholic High School in 1975. She married Michael Hunter on March 2, 1999, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA.
Kelli worked for Humana in Green Bay for 26 years. During that time, she volunteered to work with underprivileged kids through Junior Achievement. Raising her daughter and helping raise her 3 grandkids was a remarkable achievement. Kelli enjoyed reading, movies, music and meeting new people.
Survivors include her husband, Michael, Green Bay; brother, Shawn (Karen) Keefe, Waterloo, Iowa; daughter, Katie Wauters, Green Bay; 3 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild.
Due to the coronavirus, memorial service is pending. Online condolences may be expressed at www.simplycremationgb.com.
Leroy Alfred Rousselow
WATERLOO — Leroy (Roy) A. Rousselow, 98, of Waterloo, died Saturday, May 16, at Friendship Village Pavilion.
He was born Dec. 23, 1921, in Hudson, son of Clarence and Maryette (Engamells) Rousselow. He graduated from Orange Township High School in 1941 and married Mildred Maxine (Raudabaugh) Rousselow on Nov. 29,1942, at South Waterloo Church of The Brethren.
Leroy worked at John Deere prior to being drafted during World War II. Upon discharge, he returned to take over Rousselow Hatchery from his father. Leroy and Maxine owned and operated Rousselow Hatchery on La Porte Road in two different locations, retiring in 1988.
Survivors: his wife; two daughters, DiAnn (John) Kohler of San Diego and Denae (Larry) Blair of Kansas City; four grandchildren, Kim, Chris, Dawn and Matt; six great-grandchildren; and 15 nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: his parents; two brothers, Virgil and Leonard; and a nephew, Dean Rousselow.
Services: A family visitation at Locke Funeral Home will be held with internment at Orange Township Cemetery.
Memorials: to South Waterloo Church of The Brethren or Pine Lake Church Camp, 32203 230th St., Eldora, IA 50627 (include Leroy’s name in the memo portion).
Online condolences at www.LockeFuneralHome.com
Leroy and Maxine built a home on Brentwood Avenue in the 1950s and lived there until moving to Friendship Village in 2002. The family enjoyed vacationing at Okoboji while the daughters were in school and later in Arizona, Myrtle Beach, S.C., and California. Leroy was an avid golfer and fisherman.
JoAnne K. Walther
CEDAR FALLS -- JoAnne Katherine Walther, 74, of Cedar Falls, died May 10 at Mercy One Waterloo Medical Center from COVID-19.
She was born April 8, 1946, in Anamosa. JoAnne was a 1965 graduate of Waterloo Columbus High School and managed Answer Iowa Answering Service in Waterloo for many years. She also owned and operated “Grandma's Treasures” antique shop in Cedar Falls and worked for 10 years as a CNA at the Cedar Falls Lutheran Home (now NewAldaya).
Survivors: her former spouse, Larry (Barb) Coffin of Waterloo; her children, Niki (Michael) Poe and Angie Coffin, both of Cedar Falls, and Chad (Karen) Coffin of Virginia Beach, Va.; six grandchildren, Eleanor, Lillian, Grace and Sophia Poe, and Zachary and Charlie Coffin; four sisters, Rosemary Serum of Olathe, Kan., Gail (Mark) Zweibohmer of Coralville, Charlene (Neal) Holthaus of Festina, and Karla (Neil) Lensing of Fort Atkinson; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Preceded in death by: her mother, Lucille Rothmeyer Anderson; her adoptive parents, Bruce and Florence McCann; two husbands, James Wettengel and Dennis Walther, and a brother-in-law, Jerry Serum.
Services: A Celebration of Life will be later this summer when her family and friends are finally allowed to gather and honor her.
Memorials: to the Cedar Bend Humane Society.
Online condolences at www.DahlFuneralHome.com.
She leaves behind her beloved cat, Omar. JoAnne's greatest joy was spending time with her family.
WELLSBURG — Marion Lena Boelts, 90, of Wellsburg, died May 15 at Creekside, Grundy Center, while under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice.
She was born April 17, 1930, daughter of Fred and Tillie Hovenga Siems. She attended school through the eighth grade, then stayed home with her sister to care for their invalid mother. On Oct. 11, 1950, she married LaVern John Boelts at Washington Reformed Church of rural Ackley. Together they farmed and raised veal calves at their home in rural Wellsburg. She was a member of West Friesland Presbyterian Church.
In their retirement, Marion and LaVern delivered Winnebago motorhomes throughout the United States.
Survivors: two sons, Ronald of Iowa Falls, and Leon (Phyllis) of Wellsburg; a daughter-in-law, Maribeth Boelts of Cedar Falls; her grandchildren, Adam (Janelle) Bolts, Hanna (Noah) Henscheid, Will (Nouran) Boelts, and Rachel (Clayton) Amestoy; great-grandchildren Leo, Della, Abe and Layla, Graysen, Micah and Autumn; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: her husband; a son, Darwin; her parents; sisters, Sena Franken and Betty Boelts; and brothers, Sweer, Ben, John, Fred and Raymond, and their spouses.
Services: A private graveside service will be held. A memorial gathering is planned for a later date. Sietsema Funeral Home in Ackley assisting the family.
Memorials: to the family at 18175 H Ave., Wellsburg, IA 50680.
Marion enjoyed her flowers, birds, quilting, and made the best homemade rolls ever. She loved the family get-togethers at the holidays.