A compilation of obituaries and service notices in the Courier this week.
Raymond S. Cantonwine (1937-2018)
INDEPENDENCE -- Raymond S. Cantonwine, 81, of Independence, died at home Wednesday, Oct. 31.
He was born March 1, 1937, to Leland and Marie (Maubry) Cantonwine in Vinton.
He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1945. Raymond participated in 4-H while in school and was a professional photographer after graduation. He also worked as plumber for Ron Elwick in Vinton and later farmed for Vern Bascom. Raymond worked as a self-employed carpenter doing ventilation work on agricultural buildings.
Survived by: his daughters, Kim (Mike Abbott) Cantonwine, Cheryl (Pat) Whitney, Patricia (David) Gunningham, Andrea (Mike King) Cantonwine, Julie (Jon) Vogt and Benita Dietrich; his sons, Steven Cantonwine and Mark Cantonwine; 25 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; and a large extended family.
Preceded in death by: his parents; two brothers, Dale and Donald; a grandson, Matthew; and a niece, Bonnie.
Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Vinton. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, also at the funeral home.
Memorial fund: has been established.
Condolences may be left at www.phillipsfuneralhomes.com.
His greatest joy in life was spending time teaching his many skills and stories with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as riding around with his dog “Sissy."
Norman "Red" Speltz (1924-2018)
LAWLER — Norman “Red” Speltz, 93, of Lawler, died at home Tuesday, Oct. 30.
He was born Nov. 11, 1924, in Rudolph, Wis., son of Ben and Marie (Mersch) Speltz. He married Marie Woods on Sept. 15, 1945, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Lawler. She preceded him in death in 2012.
Red worked at the Lawler Hardware Store, and later he and his brother Gordon purchased the Lawler hardware store, retiring in 1990. He served on Lawler’s town council and the parish council, was volunteer fire chief, a Knights of Columbus member and Boy Scout leader, worked hot dog nights and fireworks at Junko Park, and “flooded” the Lawler Park in the wintertime for ice skaters.
Survived by: four sons, Steve Speltz, Joe (Mary) Speltz, Jim Speltz and Tim (Deb) Speltz, all of Lawler; seven daughters, Connie (Paul) Deeny of Charles City, Cathy (John) Lechtenberg of Bettendorf, Norm (Dave) Creighton of Des Moines, Jenny (Bob) Mikota of Sigourney, Mary (Bryan) Mikota of De Pere, Wis., Theresa (Brian) Jirak of Piedmont, Okla., and Rose (James) Armstrong of Goodyear, Ariz.; 29 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Nora (Ray) Vobor of Cresco and Mary (Dennis) Buckendahl of New Hampton; two brothers, Gordon (Vonnie) Speltz of New Hampton and Cyril (Joan) Speltz of Minnesota; and two sisters-in-law, Kay Speltz of Cedar Rapids and Corrine Speltz of Palos Verdes, Calif.
Preceded in death by: his parents; his wife; three brothers, Ben, Arny, and Len Speltz; and a sister, Lorraine Ball.
Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Lawler, with burial at the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. today, Nov. 2, and for an hour before services Saturday, all at the church in Lawler. Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home, Lawler, is assisting.
Red worked hard and played hard, bowling, Lawler softball, hunting, fishing, boating, camping, cheering for the Cubs and Hawkeyes, water skiing, dancing with his beautiful wife, especially at the Inwood in Spillville. But always he came home, kissed his children, and put them to bed with a prayer on the way down the stairs.
Larry R. Trimbell (1940-2018)
CEDAR FALLS — Larry Ray Trimbell, 78, of Rockwell, formerly of Cedar Falls, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the Rockwell Community Nursing Home.
He was born March 24, 1940, in Cedar Falls, son of Lloyd Scott “Beaky” and Lois Rae (Currier) Trimbell. He married Joyce Ann Thrasher on March 31, 1961, in Fair Oaks, Calif.
He attended Cedar Falls High School and served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Larry was a cook in the Navy, owner of the Frigid Zone Drive-In in Cedar Falls and Larry’s Fish N Stuff in Missouri, retiring in 2006. He was a member of the VFW.
Survived by: his wife, Joyce Trimbell of Rockwell; a daughter, Cindy Kathlene (Chad) Folkers of Swaledale; two grandchildren, Nathan (Maddie) Folkers of Sioux City and Melanie (Eric) Asbe of Ankeny; a great-granddaughter, Olivia Ann Asbe; and a brother, Lloyd Scott (Linda) Trimbell of Cedar Falls.
Preceded in death by: his parents: and two sisters, Lynette Trimbell Martzahn and Linda Trimbell Tinch.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery, both in Cedar Falls. Military honors will be conducted by Cedar Falls AMVETS Post 49. Visitation will be one hour before the service.
Memorials: may be directed to Hospice of North Iowa.
Condolences may be left at www.DahlFuneralHome.com.
Donna L. Jones (1946-2018)
WATERLOO — Donna Lee Jones, 71, of Waterloo, died Monday, Oct. 29, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo.
She was born Nov. 25, 1946, in Linn Creek, Mo., daughter of Clell and Mary (Neely) Frederick. She married Ralph Jones on Aug. 11, 1962, in Lebanon, Mo. He died June 16, 2011.
Survived by: three sons, Steve (Sydney) Jones of Wilmington, N.C., Terry Jones and Mike (Debbie) Jones, both of Cedar Falls; a daughter, Gina (Dennis) Kettman of Hudson; four grandchildren, Amber Cargill, Landon Jones, Bryce Jones and Serik Jones; three brothers, Gary (Debbie) Leap of Phillipsburg, Mo., Jackson Leap of Mount Pleasant, Tenn., and Paul (Judy) Leap of Macks Creek, Mo.; a sister, Roberta Willis of Macks Creek; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by: her parents; her stepfather, Jack Leap; four sisters, Sharon Shipman, Brenda Leap, Phyllis Eidson and Glenna Cooper; and three brothers, Kenneth, Raymond and Don Leap.
Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at Hagerman Baptist Church in Waterloo, with inurnment in Greenwood Cemetery, Cedar Falls. Visitation for one hour before services at the church.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Condolences may be left at www.richardsonfuneral service.com.
Janet Benson (1929-2018)
CEDAR FALLS — Janet Benson, 89, of Cedar Falls, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Sartori Memorial Hospital.
She was born Jan. 1, 1929, in Ferryville, Wis., daughter of Arthur and Alma (Swiggum) Aberg. She married Howard Benson on May 27, 1950, in Westby, Wis. He died Nov. 19, 1997.
She received her R.N. degree from the Milwaukee Hosts Lutheran School of Nursing and worked as an R.N. in their various residences over the years in Montana, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa, where she worked at the Cedar Falls Lutheran Home until age 80.
Survived by: a son, Bryan (Janice); two daughters, Jaine Benson and Carrie Kaub; a daughter-in-law, Dawn Benson; 13 grandchildren, Angie, Luke, John, David, Amy, Sam, Janet, Brandon (Heather), Mark, Brad, Kurt (MacKenzie), Amber (Joshua) Evans and Amanda (Kyle) Brott; and 11 great-grandchildren, Kassidy, Aubrie, Callie, Genevieve, Greta, Lola, Jude, Callie, Arik, Anthony and Alison.
Preceded in death by: a son, Bernt; and her siblings, Carol Anderson, Don Aberg and Joann Turner.
Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at the NewAldaya Lifescapes Chapel. Visitation will be for an hour befiore the service at the chapel; and lunch following the service at 11:15 a.m. Inurnment will be in the spring in Freeman Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ferryville, Wis., along with her husband Howard’s cremains.
Memorials: may be directed to Lutheran World Hunger appeal (800-638-3522).
Condolences may be left at www.richardsonfuneralservice.com.
Gary C. Gilson (1939-2018)
OELWEIN — Gary C. Gilson, 79, of Oelwein, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
He was born May 4, 1939, in West Union, son of Oliver W. and Corinne (Wenger) Gilson. He married Beverly Oelberg on April 24, 1960, at the First Baptist Church in Elgin. She died Sept. 15, 1996. He married Karen Stevens on Oct. 11, 1997, at Grace United Methodist Church in Oelwein.
He attended school in Clermont, graduating in 1957. He later attended Upper Iowa University for two years before beginning employment with Interstate Power Co., retiring from Alliant Energy in 1999. He was an active member of Sacred Heart Parish and the Knights of Columbus in Oelwein. He also delivered Meals on Wheels and worked many years at Edgewater and Hickory Grove golf courses.
Survived by: his wife, Karen; a daughter, Becky Batterson of Waterloo; a son, Tim (Catherine) Gilson of Oelwein; four stepchildren, Ann (fiance Kevin Dycus), Bradley Burrows, Jeffery (Jill) Burrows and Kelly (Andrew) Bourquin; 11 grandchildren, Brandon, Beau, Cortney, Taylor, Zack, Jacob, Graciela, Louis, Nolan, Trevor and Kyla; a brother, David Gilson of Des Moines; a sister-in-law, Alyce (Dean) Hilgerson; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceded in death by: his first wife, Beverly; his parents; his sister and her husband, Karen and Gene Ellis.
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, both in Oelwein. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today, Nov. 2, at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home, Oelwein, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, also at the funeral home.
Memorial fund: has been established.
Condolences may be left at www.geilenfeldfh.com.
After his retirement, he enjoyed vacations to Florida and Texas, helping his brother-in-law with fall farming, playing Santa Claus, reading westerns, coffee with the golf guys at Hickory Grove, sports and eating at Subway. Gary’s greatest enjoyment was following all his grandchildren’s activities. He was a very proud grandpa.
Service Notice: Merle L. "Bud" Gibson Jr.
WATERLOO -- Merle L. "Bud" Gibson Jr., of Waterloo, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, at UnityPoint-Allen Hospital. Services at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at Kearns Funeral Service, Kimball Chapel; visitation from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at the chapel, with burial in the Garden of Memories. Memorials to the American Cancer Society.
Tamara "Tammy" Hougen (1963-2018)
DENVER — Tamara Lou “Tammy” Hougen, 55, of Denver, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital in Waterloo.
She was born June 24, 1963, in Waterloo, daughter of Gene Edward and Kathleen Claire (Franzen) Gorby. She married Luther Hougen on Jan. 2, 1987, in Denver.
Tammy graduated from Central High School in Waterloo in 1981. She had been employed at John Deere in Waterloo since 1996.
Survived by: her husband; a daughter, Jami (Chris) Hougen Johnson of Chicago; a son, Cody Hougen of Denver; two grandchildren, Hudson and Kit Hougen; four sisters, Charlotte (Tom) Jeys, Diane Gorby, Kim Gorby and Nicole Gorby, and a brother, Gene (Shelley) Gorby, all of Waterloo; and her father and mother-in-law, the Rev. O. Paul and Helen Hougen of Decorah.
Preceded in death by: her parents; a brother-in-law, Paul Jay Hougen; a sister-in-law, Gloria Ormord; and a niece, Kirsten Ormord.
Celebration of Life service: 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Denver. Memorial visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday and for an hour before services Monday, all at the church. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Denver is assisting the family.
Memorial gifts: celebrating Tammy’s compassion for animals, are being directed to Cedar Bend Humane Society.
If you saw Tammy camping and tending to her land, you saw her in her element. She loved being outside. She very much loved her pets, “her babies.” She also had a special bond with her husband, and even passed away on the day he asked her to marry him, 32 years ago.
Born September 1, 1940, on a farm southwest of Beresford South Dakota and died October 31, 2018, at home in La Plata, Missouri.
Gary was born to Harry and E Alberta Smith. He had 3 siblings, two brothers, Lowell D. and Lyle H., a sister M. Evelyn Strayer; and two sons, Daniel Lee (Jamie) of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Christopher David of Sacramento, California.
He graduated from Finchford High School in 1958. Gary married Shirley A. Smith in Grundy Center, Iowa on March 28, 1978.
Besides farming, Gary was proud to have worked for John Deere at the Waterloo Tractor Works and the Engine Factory for 37 years. After his retirement, they moved to La Plata, Missouri -- Shirley’s home town.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley, and his two sons.
Service Notice: Theresa M. Buchheit
EVANSDALE -- Theresa M. Buchheit, 57, of Evansdale, died at home Monday, Oct. 29; services 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at the First United Methodist Church, Cedar Falls; visitation will be from 11 a.m. until services Monday at the church; memorials may be directed to the family; White Funeral Home, Jesup, 827-3695; condolences at www.White-MtHope.com.
Virginia E. Muir (1925-2018)
WATERLOO — Virginia Elliott Muir, 93, of Waterloo, died Saturday, Oct. 27, at Rosewood Estates.
She was born Sept. 23, 1925, in Nashua to E. Ora and Elizabeth (Groomes) Bevard. She married Earl F. Muir on Oct. 21, 1945, in Waterloo. He preceded her in death Dec. 11, 2004.
She graduated from West High School. Virginia retired from Sears in 1987. Prior to that she was the secretary for St. Paul’s United Methodist Church for more than 20 years. She also worked at Black’s and Waterloo Savings Banks.
Survived by: two daughters, Gwenda Urbigkit of Billings, Mont., and Shirley Muir of Port Charlotte, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, Marsha Muir of Waterloo; two granddaughters, Kimberly (Mike) Blackert of Norton, Ohio, and Heather (Allen) Davis of Jacksonville, Ark.; six great-grandchildren, Aislinn, Lilly and Elliot Blackert and Weston, Cole and Will Davis; and another great-grandbaby girl on the way.
Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; her son, Glen Muir; two brothers, Floyd and Norman Bevard; and two sister-in-laws, Lucille and Rethal Bevard.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Waterloo, with burial in Garden of Memories. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories.
Memorials: may be directed to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and Cedar Valley Hospice.
Condolences may be left at www.parrottandwood.com.
Volunteering was very important to Virginia, and she spent many years giving back to her community through her involvement in church activities, Cedar Valley Food Bank and Meals on Wheels. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles, bowling and playing cards.
Senora Bell Cohenour (1936-2018)
CEDAR FALLS — Senora Bell Cohenour, 82, of Cedar Falls, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the Western Home Communities-Deery Suites.
She was born Jan. 16, 1936, in Marion Township, Washington County, daughter of Owen and Elsie (Turner) Snider. She married Keith A. Cohenour on Sept. 3, 1960, in Iowa City. He preceded her in death Feb. 5, 1999.
She was a unit secretary at Sartori Memorial Hospital for 23 years prior to retiring. She then worked at Osco Drug (CVS) and Blain’s Farm and Fleet as a cashier.
Survived by: her daughter, Anna (Tom) Fremont of Cedar Falls; four grandchildren, Heather Bohl of Colorado, Michael Fremont of Cedar Falls, Joseph Lee and Joshua Devon Ahrenholz of Waterloo; and six great-grandchildren, Junior, Michael, Katie, Lily, Daniel and Cody Bohl.
Preceded in death by: a son, Keith Owen Cohenour; and a daughter, Helen Ahrenholz.
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Richardson Funeral Service, with burial in Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens, both in Cedar Falls. Visitation for one hour before the service.
Memorials: may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice or the Western Home Foundation.
Condolences may be left at www.richardsonfuneralservice.com.
Service Notice: Rosemary Hanson
WEST UNION -- Rosemary Hanson, 93, of Sumner, formerly of West Union, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Hillcrest Living in Sumner; visitation noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, United Methodist Church, West Union; services 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at United Methodist Church, West Union, with burial in West Union Cemetery; Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of West Union, (563) 539-2170.
Lived in Coal Creek Canyon, Colorado, for twenty-five years and Denver, Colorado, for ten years.
Employed as a Pediatrics Medical Assistant for many years. Enjoyed world travel, having visited over 70 countries and all seven continents. Also traveled extensively within the United States and Canada.
Graduated Cedar Falls High School and Parks Business College, Denver, Colorado.
Survived by Mark Floyd, husband, Christopher and Benjamin Floyd, sons, Sarah Garcia, daughter. Weston, Beckett and Cora Garcia and Cooper Floyd, grandchildren.
Celebration of Life for family and friends will be Saturday, Nov. 3, at Janesville United Methodist Church, beginning at 4 p.m. A Life Celebration also was held at the home of Sarah and Mike Garcia on October 6, 2018.
Kennedy C. Frost (2018)
GILBERTVILLE — Kennedy Constance Frost, 4 months old, of Gilbertville, died unexpectedly Monday, Oct. 29.
She was born June 21, 2018, in Waterloo, daughter of Eric Ronald Frost and Rachael Lee Bruno.
With her family, she was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Gilbertville, and the Catholic Order of Foresters.
Survived by: her parents of Gilbertville; two brothers at home, Kashus Frost and Jaycen Frost; paternal grandparents, Ronald (Mary) Frost of Gilbertville and Sharon (Allan) Brockway of Evansdale; maternal grandparents, Michael Bruno and Barbara (Richard Gorman) Bruno, all of Waterloo; paternal great-grandparents, James McMahon of Raymond and Dorothea Brockway of West Union; her uncles and aunts, Cory (Melissa) Frost of Tiffin, Josh Hanesford, Shanda (Kerry) Armstrong, Tiffanie Bruno and Sara (Justin Koopman) Bruno, all of Waterloo; and many cousins.
Preceded in death by: her maternal grandmother, Denise Bruno; paternal great-grandparents, Leander and Magdalen Frost, Constance McMahon, Glenn and Ruth Holbrook and Raymond Brockway; maternal great-grandparents, Robert Bruno, Beatrice Hill, Donald Sr. and Delores Hanesford.
Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with burial in Sancta Maria Catholic Cemetery, both in Gilbertville. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at White Funeral Home, Jesup, where there will be a 5 p.m. parish vigil service. Visitation will continue for an hour before services Saturday at the church.
Memorials: may be directed to the church and Bosco Catholic Schools System.
Condolences may be left at www.White-MtHope.com.
Kennedy was always happy and would smile at everyone. She was loved by many, and she touched so many lives in her short time with us.
Rodney R. Hartman (1953-2018)
WATERLOO — Rodney R. Hartman, 64, of Waterloo, died at home Tuesday, Oct. 30.
He was born Dec. 8, 1953, in Cedar Falls, son of Roger K. and Martha K. Johnston Hartman. He married Janice Neuenkirk on Aug. 2, 1976, in Albion, Mo.
Rodney graduated from Waterloo West High School in 1972 and earned a degree in electrical engineering from Hawkeye Tech. He retired from John Deere in 2002 after 30 years of employment. He was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, UAW Local 838 member, and assistant Boy Scout troop master for Troop 116 in Waterloo. He also volunteered at Camp Ingawanis and helped build the chapel.
Survived by: his wife; two daughters, Samantha Reed of Macon, Mo., and April (Brian) Leadley of Waterloo; a son, Dale (Michelle) Hartman of Clarence, Mo.; eight grandchildren, Walter (Ashley) Reed, Alysha (Bryan) Kribble, Christopher Reed, Shonna, Elijah and Emily Hartman, and Cassidy and Dakota Leadley; two great-grandchildren, Lilith and Carter; his father of Hudson; two brothers, Randy (Cindi) Hartman and Russell (Lynette) Hartman, both of La Porte City; and a sister, Rhonda (Chuck Geadelmann) Hartman of Eden Prairie, Minn.
Preceded in death by: his mother; and his grandparents.
Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery, both in Waterloo. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at Locke Funeral Home.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Condolences may be left at www.LockeFuneralHome.com
Verlyn "Lynn" Peterson (1930-2018)
WATERLOO — Verlyn “Lynn” Mae Peterson, 88, of Indianola, formerly of Waterloo, died Monday, Oct. 29, at Good Samaritan Society Nursing Home, Indianola.
She was born Feb. 6, 1930, in Waterloo, daughter of William and Ella Flancha Goodenbour. She married Orvin A. Peterson on July, 19 1953, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.
Verlyn was employed at Wobbeking-Tjernagle Insurance Agency for 25 years, retiring in 1993.
Survived by: her husband; two daughters, Pamela S. Peterson of Waterloo and Linda L. (Ted) Williams of Urbandale; a stepdaughter, Sandra (Bill) Boyd of Clarksville; three grandsons, Joshua (Debra) Williams of Indianola, and Jason (Christina) Williams and Jared Williams, both of Urbandale; and five great-grandchildren, Camron, Caleb and Carson Williams, all of Indianola, and Genevieve and Charles Williams of Urbandale.
Preceded in death by: her parents; a son, Terry A. Peterson; and two brothers, Robert and Quincy Goodenbour.
Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway, with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be for an hour before services Friday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be made to www.hagartywaychoffgrarup.com.
Virgil Taylor (1927-2018)
WATERLOO — Virgil G. Taylor, 91, of Waterloo, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Rosewood Estate of Friendship Village in Waterloo.
He was born June 8, 1927, in Brainerd, Minn., son of Virgil and Carrie Taylor. He married Deloras Paula Hein on Oct. 17, 1948, in Spencer; she preceded him in death Feb. 5, 2014.
Virgil graduated from LaPlata High School in 1944. He worked at National T Grocery at the Waterloo and Cedar Falls locations as the meat department manager and owned Virg’s Foods until his retirement. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Virgil was a member of Unity Presbyterian Church.
Survived by: a daughter, Judi (Doug) Faas of Evansdale; three sons, Ronald G. (Renee) Taylor of Des Moines, Michael J. (Sherie) Taylor of Cedar Falls and Tim N. (Diana) Taylor of Charleston, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Preceded in death by: his wife; and an infant son, Randy.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Unity Presbyterian Church, with burial in Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens. Military honors will be conducted by Cedar Falls AMVETS Post 49 and the U.S. Navy Funeral Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at Locke Funeral Home, and also for one hour prior to services at the church.
Memorials: may be directed to Unity Presbyterian Church or the American Diabetes Association.
Condolences may be left at www.LockeFuneralHome.com.
Virgil loved golf, fishing, and his wife and family. He was well-known as the owner of Virg’s Foods for several decades.
Esther Meyer (1921-2018)
GRUNDY CENTER — Esther Etta Peters Meyer, 97, of Grundy Center, died Monday, Oct. 29, at Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center.
She was born July 15, 1921, in rural Grundy County, Holland, daughter of Marie and Jake Peters. On Jan. 28, 1947, she married James Ralph Meyer at the Peters farm near Holland. He preceded her in death in 1998.
Esther received her education from Beaver Township No. 5 near her home. She worked at Hensen Manufacturing during World War II, and in 1948, she and James moved to the farm near Grundy Center, where she lived until age 95.
She was a member of the Wellsburg Reformed Church.
Survived by: a grandson, Steve (Hope) Meyer of Grundy Center; a granddaughter, Sarah Meyer (Brady Scott) of Denver, Colo.; great-grandkids Britt and Olivia Meyer, and William Scott; brothers John and Harvey Peters; a brother-in-law, Harvey Eiklenborg; many nieces and nephews, great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews; and grand-dog Josie.
Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; a son, Daryl Meyer; a sister, Carrie Eiklenberg; and grand-dogs Annie and Wrigley.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Wellsburg Reformed Church, Wellsburg, with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Grundy Center. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home, Grundy Center.
Memorials: may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice, Wellsburg Reformed Church or Arlington Place.
Condolences may be made at www.abelsfuneralhomes.com.
Esther’s favorite thing in life was being a grandma and a great-grandma. She found pride and joy in watching her grandson race cars, visiting her granddaughter in Colorado, going to her great-grandson’s school activities, taking sandwiches to the harvest team and being with friends.
Wanda Louise Nielsen, 91 of Cedar Falls, passed away peacefully Monday, October 29, at the Western Home Communities.
She was born March 11, 1927 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, daughter of Frank and Edna (Cummings) Worden. She married Dr. Russell A. Nielsen, June 17, 1950 at the St. John’s Episcopal Methodist Church in Davenport, IA.
Mrs. Nielsen attended schools from kindergarten to 12th grade in Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, graduating from Davenport High School in May of 1945. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree and teaching certificate at ISTC (now UNI). Before marriage she taught high school English in Brooklyn, IA. She and her husband were long time members of the First United Methodist Church in Cedar Falls. After her husband's retirement from his Cedar Falls optometry practice they lived part time in Estero, Florida and then at the Western Home Communities.
Surviving are her husband Russell, 3 children: Julia Wolf (Kendall) of Casa Grande, AZ, Ronald Nielsen (MaryJo) of Garland, TX, Kristin King (Richard) of Brighton, MI; and 4 grandchildren, Shelby, David, Karen, Kehlyn.
Preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Duard D. Worden.
No services are being planned. Inurnment at a later date in Fairview Cemetery, Cedar Falls. Richardson Funeral Service is assisting the family.
Memorials may be directed to First United Methodist Church, Cedar Falls, or the Cedar Falls Public Library.
Wanda had an insatiable desire to keep learning throughout her life. She found every change in life to be a new adventure where new knowledge could be gained and filed away in her active mind. She loved to laugh and to talk with anyone and everyone who had time for a discussion. She believed strongly in the equality of all peoples in this world and that everyone should have the same opportunity to achieve their hopes and dreams. She loved her husband, children, grandchildren, and extended family, and her church and her faith with passion, and she will be missed more than we can ever express.
Diane Kittrell-Sorenson (1935-2018)
CEDAR FALLS — Diane L. Kittrell-Sorenson, 83, of Cedar Falls, died Monday, Oct. 29, at Western Home Communities Thuesen Cottage.
She was born April 27, 1935, in Waterloo, daughter of Darol and Marion (Gable) Rice. She married Ronald J. Kittrell on Aug. 21, 1953, and they later divorced. She married Dr. Paul Sorenson on Sept. 17, 1988. He died June 28, 2018.
Diane was an executive secretary at Rath Packing Co. in Waterloo and was a teacher’s aide and lunch lady at Southdale Elementary School in Cedar Falls.
Survived by: her son, Mark (Barbara) Kittrell of Cedar Falls; two daughters, Rona (Dani) Duke and Mimi (Dave Farris) Rice, both of Cedar Falls; her stepdaughter, Laura (Dale) Shores of Cedar Falls; nine grandchildren, Bess Baldwin and Benjamin (Katelyn) Kreimeyer, both of Cedar Falls, Jered (Jess) Baldwin of Rogue River, Ore., Nicholas (Meghan) Kreimeyer of Cedar Falls, Alex (Tanya) Kreimeyer of Waterloo, Audrey (Tim) Dodd of Cedar Falls, Alaina Kittrell of Minneapolis, Jenna Duke of Paradise, Calif., and Holli (Dylan) Duke of Decorah; two stepgrandchildren, Kari (Travis) Mai of Solon and Zach Jackson of Minneapolis; and six great-grandchildren, Myah Kreimeyer, Adyson McAlpine, Liam McAlpine, William Kreimeyer, Dylynn Kreimeyer, Nathan Kreimeyer and two on the way.
Preceded in death by: her parents; husbands; and her brother, Dr. Charles Rice.
Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at First United Methodist Church, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Oct. 31, at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, and for an hour before service time at the church.
Memorials in lieu of flowers: may be directed to Cedar Bend Humane Society or Cedar Valley Hospice.
Condolences may be left at www.DahlFuneralHome.com.
Andrew "Junior" Hogenkamp (1930-2018)
SHELL ROCK -- Andrew “Junior” Hogenkamp, 88, of Shell Rock, died Monday, Oct. 29, at Rehabilitation Center of Allison in Allison.
He was born April 6, 1930, in Parkersburg, son of Andrew Sr. and Carrie Myrtle (Teagarden) Hogenkamp. On May 2, 1969, he married Marlys R. Luck in New Hartford.
He attended rural school in Butler County and served in the U.S. Army from 1952-53. Junior worked for the rural Butler County DOT from 1968 until retiring in July 1991. He also farmed his entire lifetime.
He was a member of Shetland Pony Club of America, America Miniature Horse Association and the 4 Corner Driving Club.
Survived by: his wife; a special grandson, Matthew Smith of Clarksville; special friend, Dave Toulouse of Clarksville; a son, Charles of Wisconsin; a daughter, Mary of Colorado; seven grandchildren; and two brothers-in-law, Clyde Luck Sr. and Jerry Livingston.
Preceded in death by: his parents; three brothers, John, Fred and Charles (in infancy); and a sister, Anna Hogenkamp.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home, Shell Rock, with burial in Beaver Grove Cemetery, rural New Hartford, and with military rites by the Avery-Slight American Legion Post 393, Shell Rock. Andy requested everyone attending please wear casual clothing. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at the funeral home.
Memorials: may be directed to the Hogenkamp family.
Condolences may be left at www.kaisercorosn.com.
Junior enjoyed working with his hands, building buildings, making mini horse carts, making leather harness and overhauling machinery.
Wayne H. Mormann (1946-2018)
WAVERLY — Wayne H. Mormann, 72, of Waverly, formerly of Dyersville, died Monday, Oct. 29, at Waverly Health Center in Waverly.
He was born June 11, 1946, in Dyersville, son of Henry and Viola (Kern) Mormann. He married Janet E. Kelly on June 12, 1971, in Worthington.
He graduated from Xavier High School in 1964. After high school, he was employed at Modernfold in the engineering department, and at the Ertl Co., where he designed many new toys. He opened Woodcraft Cabinetry, specializing in residential and commercial cabinets, and Mormann Custom Products, where his displays were showcased in New York City at the National Toy Show for 14 years. He was an office manager for VanGuard Countertops and All Systems in Dubuque for 20 years before retiring.
Survived by: his wife; two daughters, Jill (Jason) Groth of Waverly and Susan (Mike) Sanderson of Madison, Wis.; two grandchildren, Megan and Madeline Groth; his siblings, Joyce Becker and Dale Mormann, both of Dyersville, Kathy (Bill) Squire of Dubuque, Jean (Dave) Burggren of Asbury and Ronald (Brenda) Mormann of Clear Lake; and his in-laws, Nancy (Mike) Ouverson of Worthington, Debra (Gary Strassburger) Kelly of Davenport and Dawn (Dave) Schiel of Johnson Creek, Wis.
Preceded in death by: his parents; his parents-in-law, Urban and Mary Kelly; a sister, JoAnne Reynolds; a nephew, Josh Reynolds; and his in-laws, Jack Becker, Steve Kelly and Ronald Kelly.
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave. S.W., Dyersville. Visitation will continue from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home before services.
Condolences may be left at www.kramerfuneral.com.
Wayne was a talented craftsman who dreamed of owning his own business. He enjoyed landscaping and playing with his beloved grandchildren.
Ardys Weltge (1926-2018)
WATERLOO — Ardys V. Weltge, 91, of Waterloo, died Monday, Oct. 29, at Rosewood Estate of Friendship Village in Waterloo.
She was born Dec. 27, 1926, in Sumner, daughter of Edward and Mabel Moser Maurer. She married Warren G. Weltge on June 8, 1947, in Fredericksburg.
Ardys graduated from Fredericksburg High School in 1945. She was a one-room school teacher and then a nurse, retiring in 1969.
Survived by: her husband; two daughters, Melaine (Mark) Miller of Waterloo, and Cynthia Wilson of Hudson; four grandchildren, Sean Wilson of Des Moines, Shannen (Josh) Roeder of Grand Rapids, Mich., Kelly (Michael) Gates of Parker, Colo., and Sarah Miller of Grimes; and four great-grandchildren, Jacob, Cailey, Gracyn and Emersen Gates, all of Parker.
Preceded in death by: an infant child, Robert Warren Weltge; two brothers, Virgil and Dalton Maurer; and two sisters, Vaudys Lonergan and Gloria Chasky.
Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at First Presbyterian Church, with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery, both in Waterloo. Visitation will be for an hour before services at the church. Locke Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Memorials: may be directed to First Presbyterian Church and UnityPoint Hospice.
Condolences may be left at www.LockeFuneralHome.com.
Janice E. Theilen (1936-2018)
NASHUA — Janice Elaine Theilen, 82, of Nashua, died Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Floyd County Memorial Hospital, Charles City.
She was born March 14, 1936, in Oakwood, at her grandparents’ house, daughter of Robert Jesse and Minnie (Clingerman) Coen. She married Marlan “Bud” Theilen on Dec. 13, 1952, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.
She attended Colwell High School. Janice and Bud farmed in the Nashua and Plainfield areas for 38 years as a team. During this time Jan also worked at S&L Clothing Store in Nashua. In 1995 they retired from farming and moved into Nashua. Jan then started to work for Nashua Pharmacy and Floral where she stayed for 11 years.
Jan was active in the church and different church activities. She was a member of St. Margaret Mary’s Circle, where she served in many capacities and was the president of the Church Guild. She was also a member of the Evergreen Ladies Aid and the Birthday Coffee Club.
Survived by: her husband of Charles City; six children, Pamela (Thomas) Traxel of Springfield, Ill., Susan Thompson, Jeffery Theilen and Mary (Bryan) Junker, all of Nashua, Linda (Dale) Kovarik of Goshen, Ind., and Karen (Stephen) Koupal of Waverly; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, Ray (Ayten) Harris of Concord, Calif.; a brother-in-law, Ivan Johannaber of Huntsville, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: her parents; a daughter, Cynthia Harris; four brothers, Clyde, Paul, Robert “Dean” and Galen “Max”; four sisters, Ester (Lester) Lange, Lulu (Alfred) Buls, Vivian Coen and Gloria Mack Johannaber.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at St. Michaels Catholic Church, Nashua, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home—Olson Chapel in Nashua, where there will be a 3:30 p.m. rosary and a 6:30 p.m. parish Scripture service. Visitation continues an hour before services Friday at the church.
Jan enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, arts and crafts and gardening. Bud and Jan loved to go dancing and traveling after they retired. She had a large interest in family genealogy and always loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be missed by many.
Esther Weber (1928-2018)
JESUP — Esther Julia Weber, 90, of Jesup, died at home Saturday, Oct. 27.
She was born June 20, 1928, in Black Hawk County, near Gilbertville, daughter of Peter William Schares and Mary Catherine (Schmitz) Schares. She married Melvin Patrick Weber on Sept. 24, 1947, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Gilbertville.
Esther was a member of St. Athanasius Catholic Church and Catholic Daughters of the Americas in Jesup, as well as the Catholic Order of Foresters in Gilbertville.
Survived by: her husband; seven sons, Gary O. (Marge) Weber of Jesup, Peter (Lois) Weber of Evansdale, Michael (Peggy) Weber of Jesup, David (Karen) Weber of Waterloo, Melvin E. Weber of San Diego, and Irvin (Jane) Weber and Elmer (Valerie) Weber, both of Jesup; three daughters, Donna (Irvin) Delagardelle and Karen (David) Even, both of Jesup, and Theresa (Jim) Bovy of Waterloo; 28 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; a sister, Elizabeth “Betty” Joblinske of Jesup; and a sister-in-law, Margo Schares of Denver, Colo.
Preceded in death by: her parents; a grandson, Mark Delagardelle; four brothers, Cleo (in infancy), Cletus, Melvin and Laverne Schares; and four sisters, Mildred Schmit, Magdalen Frost, Teresa Schares and Rosemary Circus.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at St. Athanasius Catholic Church, Jesup, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today, Oct. 30, at the White Funeral Home, Jesup, where there will be a 3 p.m. Catholic Daughters rosary and a 7 p.m. vigil service. Visitation will continue for an hour before services at the church Wednesday.
Memorials: may be directed to St. Athanasius Catholic Church and School in Jesup.
Condolences may be posted at www.White-MtHope.com.
Rose Reams (1924-2018)
WATERLOO — Rose Anna Reams, 94, of Waterloo, died Saturday, Oct. 27, at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital.
She was born April 30, 1924, in Fisher, Ark., daughter of August and Minnie (Schulze) Schaffer. She married Donald K. Reams on April 21, 1956, in Preston, Minn.; he died June 8, 1998.
Rose attended school in Fisher. She worked in housekeeping for Parkview Gardens Nursing & Rehab for 15 years, retiring in 1990.
Rose attended Grace Reformed Church.
Survived by: a son, William “Bill” Reams; three daughters, Freda Parkhouse, Linda Sebetka and Debra Lawless, all of Waterloo; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Margaret McIllwain of Anahuac, Texas.
Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; a daughter, Brenda Hardee; two brothers, Kenneth and Andrew; and two sisters, Pearl Pooler and Mary Schaffer.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Grace Reformed Church, with burial at Garden of Memories Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today, Oct. 30, at Kearns Funeral Service and for an hour before services at the church
Memorials: may be directed to the family
Condolences may be left at www.KearnsFuneralService.com.
Rose enjoyed fishing, embroidery, word searches and puzzles.
James Carlock (1948-2018)
WATERLOO — James Howard Carlock, 70, of Waterloo, died Friday, Oct. 26, at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.
He was born April 22, 1948, in Florence, Ala., son of Ellis and Evelyn (Ezell) Carlock. He married Karen Horonzy, and they were later divorced. He then married Andrea Moeller on Nov. 14, 1994.
Jim served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He worked for Bosch Co. in Waterloo for 25 years and at John Deere Tractor Works for 10 years.
Survived by: his wife; a son, Mark (Beth) Carlock of Denver, Colo.; a daughter, Jill Carlock of Waterloo; two stepdaughters, Jennifer Timmer of Waterloo and Julia (Forrest) Dawkins of Cedar Falls; 10 grandchildren, Dane and Corinna Carlock, Hailey Carlock, Madisen, Calvin, and Carson Timmer, Isaiah, Josiah, Hannah and Elijah Dawkins; and his special dog, Elvis.
Preceded in death by: his parents; and an infant sister.
Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, Cedar Falls, with burial at a later date. Cedar Falls AMVETS Post 49 will conduct military honors. Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at the funeral home.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Condolences may be left at www.DahlFuneralHome.com.
Jim enjoyed working on cars, camping, winter vacationing in the south and spending time with his grandchildren.
Delores Highberger (1931-2018)
JANESVILLE — Delores Jean Highberger, 87, of Janesville, died Sunday, Oct. 28, at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital in Waterloo.
She was born May 2, 1931, in Waterloo, daughter of Richard and Emma (Krueger) Marx. On May 20, 1951, she married Benny Highberger at Calvary United Methodist Church in Waterloo.
Delores worked for Waterloo Laundry starting at age 13 and attended Waterloo East High School. She and her husband moved to their farm south of Janesville in 1956 and in 1975 moved to Janesville. She had worked as a waitress, at Waterloo Corrugated Box Co., Rath Packing Co., as a day care provider for multiple Janesville youths, at Henson Manufacturing, Dee’s Cafe in Janesville and for the Waterloo Register.
Delores was a member of Washington Chapel United Methodist Church and Eagles Club in Cedar Falls.
Survived by: her husband; a daughter, Linda Peterson of Newton; three sons, Kirt (Martina) Highberger of Harker Heights, Texas, Keith Highberger of Cedar Falls and Jeff (Vickie) Highberger of Janesville; 12 grandchildren; Angela (Jamey) Parker, Kelly Jo (Edward) Valentine, Teri (Sidney) Lance, Brooke Cornelius, Scotty Truax, Brad (Andrea) Highberger, Carlson Krueger, Kendall Krueger, Karla Krueger, Sabrina (Nick) Lee, Nicole (Tim) Van Beek and Samantha Highberger; and 14 great-grandchildren, Cade, Addie and Aubrey Parker, Taylor and Rylee Shade, Miguel, Carmen and Sophia Valentine, Aaralynn and Ava Lance, Shay Price, Ethan and Carli Highberger, and Brexton Bird.
Preceded in death by: her parents; a grandson, Casey Highberger; a granddaughter, Sara Renee Brandt; a sister, Betty Neipert; two brothers, Richard and Roger Marx; and a daughter-in-law, Sheila Highberger.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at Washington Chapel United Methodist Church in Cedar Falls, with burial at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Janesville. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home, Waverly.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com.
Her hobbies included dancing and traveling. Delores will always be remembered as a very loving lady who would do anything for her children and grandchildren.
Robert W. "Bob" Daniels (1922-2018)
REINBECK — Robert “Bob” Daniels, 96, of Reinbeck, formerly of Waterloo, died Sunday, Oct. 28, at Parkview Manor Nursing Home.
He was born July 12, 1922, in Ossian, son of Charles and Grace Rathbun Daniels. He married Mildred Minnie Skaim on Jan. 5, 1947, at Pontoppidan Lutheran Church, rural Decorah; she died Dec. 28, 2004.
Bob attended Frankville Township Schools. He worked for the Pacific Fruit Express in California and the Illinois Central Railroad in Waterloo until his retirement in 1985. Bob served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waterloo.
Survived by: two sons, Dennis (Barb) Daniels and Tom (Mary) Daniels, both of Waterloo; a daughter-in-law, Linda Daniels of Dike; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Betty Wiltgen of Harmony, Minn.
Preceded in death by: his parents; his wife; a son, Larry Daniels; and five brothers Ray, Don, Walt, Lester and Chuck Daniels.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, with burial at Garden of Memories Cemetery, both in Waterloo. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Locke Funeral Home, Waterloo, and also for an hour before services at the church.
Memorials: may be directed to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church and Cedar Valley Hospice
Condolences may be left at www.LockeFuneralHome.com.
Elizabeth Elaine Brown (1931-2018)
ALLISON — Elizabeth Elaine Brown, 86, of Fort Dodge, formerly of Allison, died Saturday, Oct. 27, at Villa Care Center in Fort Dodge.
She was born Nov. 5, 1931, in Taylorville, Ill., daughter of John and Virginia (Dees) Ronchetto. She married Dale Brown on June 25, 1949, in Taylorville, Ill.
Elaine graduated from Taylorville High School in Taylorville, Ill. She retired from Iowa Department of Human Services in 1992, and was affiliated with the St. James Lutheran Church in Allison. Elaine participated in the church choir and the Women’s ELCA.
Survived by: three daughters, Bernita (Ron) Norine of Fort Dodge, Jaime (Calvin) Helmus of Rock Valley and Charlene (Steve) Fink of Columbia, S.C.; a son, Dave Brown of Nevada; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, with one on the way; and two brothers, Louis (Marilyn) Tognacci of Chandler, Ariz., and James Tognacci of Fountain Hills, Ariz.
Preceded in death by: her parents; her stepfather, Ned Tognacci; her husband; a son, Michael Brown; a grandson, Thomas Brown; a sister, Margie Tilton; a brother, Jack Ronchetto; a nephew, Mark Tognacci; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law.
Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at St. James Lutheran Church, Allison, with burial in the Allison Cemetery; visitation from 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the church. Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home, Hampton, is assisting the family.
She liked to fish, hunt for morel mushrooms, cook and bake, entertain guests, and spend time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She had a blast in the family games that were played. Elaine took great pride in vegetable and flower gardening. She was an Iowa State football and basketball fan, and she gave out poppies on Mother’s Day at St. James Lutheran Church.
Donald Eilt Ennenga
HOLLAND -- Donald Eilt Ennenga, 86, of Holland, died Friday, Oct. 26, at Arlington Place, Grundy Center, while under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice. Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at Colfax Presbyterian Church, rural Holland, with burial in the church cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by Grundy Center American Legion. Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home, Grundy Center, and for an hour prior to services at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Cedar Valley Hospice, Covenant Cancer Center, Waterloo, or Colfax Center Presbyterian Church Library. Online condolences at www.abelsfuneralhomes.com.