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In memoriam September 2019

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IN MEMORIAM

Allen - Bescher

In Memoriam PICTURE TRIBUTES

Linda Allen

Died July 20, 2019 Allen - Bescher

Ronald J. “Ron” Anderson

Linda E. Babinat

HUDSON Died April 7, 2019

CLUTIER Feb. 20, 1997 - July 28, 2019

Wayne Anderson

Margaret A. Bachtell

Richard J. “Dick” Bennett Jr. NASHUA Aug. 5, 1925 - July 20, 2019

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Bickert - Christopher-Vanderhart

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Clapp - Dvorak

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Eastman - Goodwin

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Grapp - Hussey

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Iehl - Lammers

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Lashbrook - Morgan

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Morgan - Pilcher

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Pine - Schuck

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Schuler - Thielen

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Thompson - Wolfe

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Wright - Zars

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Elizabeth M. “Liz” Allison

Ernest H. Bernard

WATERLOO Aug. 26, 1946 - July 19, 2019

WAVERLY Jan. 15, 1932 - Aug. 1, 2019

WATERLOO April 30, 1930 - Aug. 1, 2019

ACKLEY June 30, 1926 - July 5, 2019

Dorothy A. Amundson

Wilma Anderson

Jean B. Baumeister

Ilene Ann Bernhardt

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WATERLOO March 30, 1924 - July 31, 2019

OELWEIN March 2, 1930 - Aug. 19, 2019

CEDAR FALLS Dec. 25, 1937 - July 21, 2019

Jerry Anderson

Audrey E. Andrews

Wilfred Becker

DIKE Died July 12, 2019

ABOUT THIS SECTION In Memoriam started in July 2019 and publishes six times a year. The section honors the memories of the community members we’ve lost during the prior twomonth period. This edition includes those whose obituary appeared between July 1 and September 1.

OMAHA, NE Died Aug. 29, 2019

WATERLOO July 28, 1936 - July 8, 2019

WATERLOO Died Aug. 7, 2019

Dane A. Bescher

MECHANICSVILLE June 10, 1963 - Aug. 26, 2019


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Bickert - Christopher-Vanderhart

Elizabeth Mae “Betty” Bickert

LITTLETON Nov. 29, 1923 - July 29, 2019

Tom Billington

Paul E. Bodine

Gerald “Joe” Bowers

Barbara Brown

E. Paul Browning

Rev. Donald L. Carver

ONALASKA, WI Died Aug. 4, 2019

WATERLOO Nov. 29, 1921 - July 23, 2019

CEDAR FALLS Oct. 25, 1941 - Aug. 15, 2019

Jan. 13, 1929 - July 20, 2019

WATERLOO May 1, 1931 - Aug. 26, 2019

Darwin Boelts

Belle Boyer

Bill R. Brown

Clarice A. Burkgren

Shan A. Chase

WATERLOO July 22, 1954 - July 19, 2019

CEDAR FALLS Sept. 19, 1961 - July 12, 2019

WATERLOO March 6, 1926 - Aug. 1, 2019

LA PORTE CITY June 11, 1931 - June 26, 2019

LA PORTE CITY Aug. 28, 1935 - July 31, 2019

CORALVILLE April 15, 1974 - July 12, 2019

Deloris Bloomfield

Burton W. Boevers

Jean Marie Branch

Claude E. Brown Sr.

Steven C. Burman

George F. Chester

CEDAR FALLS Dec. 3, 1936 - Aug. 11, 2019

WAVERLY May 27, 1932 - July 4, 2019

CEDAR FALLS June 28, 1920 - July 20, 2019

HUDSON July 21, 1933 - Aug. 27, 2019

WATERLOO July 29, 1953 - Aug. 10, 2019

PLAINFIELD Aug. 15, 1928 - Aug. 22, 2019

Harold L. “Bud” Blough

Helen M. Bolt

Myrna Bremner

Dorothy Brown

Colleen J. Carson

Linda L. ChristopherVanderhart

WATERLOO Died July 17, 2019

REINBECK Feb. 14, 1927 - July 31, 2019

CEDAR FALLS Died July 21, 2019

CEDAR FALLS July 30, 1926 - Aug. 9, 2019

ACKLEY May 29, 1930 - July 10, 2019

JESUP April 26, 1954 - Aug. 20, 2019


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IN MEMORIAM

Clapp - Dvorak

Elisabeth F. “Liz” Clapp

Eleanor R. Conner

DIKE Feb. 23, 1929 - June 29, 2019

WATERLOO Feb. 5, 1926 - Aug. 28, 2019

Rhio H. Cleigh

Edith M. Cooley

Karen L. Costello

Harry Drewes

CEDAR FALLS June 14, 1955 - July 12, 2019

SUMNER Died July 8, 2019

Katherine A. Daman

Sharia K. Davis

Sharon K. Seehusen DeVries

Dixie Trent Duffy

CEDAR FALLS March 8, 1932 - Aug. 9, 2019

WATERLOO March 4, 1924 - July 8, 2019

Shirley Clement

Lou Corkery

Nancy Jean Daniels

WATERLOO April 25, 1935 - July 29, 2019

Jan. 24, 1947 - Aug. 12, 2019

CEDAR FALLS Dec. 26, 1943 - July 25, 2019

Mary Jean Colton

Shirley Corwin

Sharon Kay Darst

CEDAR FALLS Aug. 30, 1934 - July 11, 2019

Carmen DeVoe

CHARLES CITY Jan. 2, 1961 - July 26, 2019

Nov. 9, 1977 - Aug. 4, 2019

WATERLOO Died July 23, 2019

Darla Ritter Davidson

WATERLOO Oct. 22, 1956 - Aug. 6, 2019

CEDAR FALLS May 24, 1942 - July 30, 2019

WATERLOO June 7, 1965 - June 25, 2019

David D. DeLancey

WATERLOO Sept. 20, 1927 - July 21, 2019

Gertrude Dettmering TRIPOLI Died Aug. 1, 2019

PARKERSBURG June 22, 1942 - Aug. 28, 2019

Paul M. “Milt” Dobbs

CEDAR FALLS June 1, 1919 - July 11, 2019

Terry A. Dugan

JANESVILLE March 5, 1935 - Aug. 13, 2019

LA PORTE CITY March 3, 1966 - July 3, 2019

Barbara Dotson

Eileen L. Dvorak

Nov. 7, 1927 - Aug. 11, 2019

WATERLOO Aug. 24, 1938 - Aug. 22, 2019


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Eastman - Goodwin

Emma M. Eastman

CEDAR FALLS May 31, 1931 - Aug. 19, 2019

Randall K. “Hubba” Ehmen

Dee Skyles Elmer Died July 2019

Gary Fisher

Steven J. Frost

Ralph Gipper

RAYMOND Died Aug. 14, 2019

WATERLOO Oct. 28, 1942 - Aug. 5, 2019

WATERLOO May 8, 1951 - July 26, 2019

FAIRBANK Jan. 13, 1925 - July 29, 2019

Clarence Paul Finch

Paul A. Foglesong

GRUNDY CENTER March 7, 1925 - July 22, 2019

Aug. 28, 1956 - May 18, 2019

ELK RUN HEIGHTS April 15, 1953 - July 13, 2019

Eleanor Gallacher

WATERLOO April 28, 1936 - Aug. 23, 2019

Darlene C. (Tann) Glander

Kenneth G. Einfelt Jr.

Gerald A. “Jerry” Even WATERLOO July 5, 1939 - July 9, 2019

Kevin L. Fink

CENTER POINT Nov. 1, 1967 - Aug. 13, 2019

Doris L. Freese

WATERLOO June 11, 1926 - Aug. 13, 2019

Ashlee Gander

JANESVILLE Nov. 4, 1985 - July 27, 2019

Marilyn M. Gonnerman

EVANSDALE Died Aug. 26, 2019

William J. “Bill” Ellinger

Timothy “Tim” John Ewoldt

Rosemary C. “Rosie” Fischels

Richard Friedemann

Adam Gassman

Rebecca Goodwin

DIKE Feb. 7, 1961 - Aug. 11, 2019

WAVERLY Jan. 20, 1945 - Aug. 24, 2019

Jean M. Evans

Donna M. Fettkether

TRAER Dec. 3, 1959 - July 26, 2019

GILBERTVILLE May 18, 1937 - July 21, 2019

Died 2019

DYSART Nov. 27, 1975 - July 13, 2019

PEORIA, AZ Died July 4, 2019

WATERLOO Died July 27, 2019

DYSART Oct. 10, 1955 - Aug. 15, 2019


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IN MEMORIAM

Grapp - Hussey

Warren Ronald Grapp

Fred J. Harris

Martha Bishop Helm

Clarence Henze

CEDAR FALLS July 28, 1937 - Aug. 10, 2019

WATERLOO Died Aug. 21, 2019

CEDAR FALLS Aug. 2, 1924 - July 30, 2019

GRUNDY CENTER Feb. 17, 1925 - July 19, 2019

Kirsten Hafermann

Patrick Hayden

Marvin Henning

Lorene M. Hoffman

WAVERLY Sept. 20, 1937 - July 4, 2019

WATERLOO Feb. 25, 1951 - July 22, 2019

FREDERICKSBURG Feb. 8, 1936 - Aug. 1, 2019

WATERLOO Oct. 13, 1937 - Aug. 17, 2019

Shirley M. Hansen

Nancy Heath

Kevin J. Henriksen

Pat Hollis

Milton R. Horak WATERLOO Died July 18, 2019

Juliana M. “Julie” Horstman

CEDAR FALLS April 5, 1937 - July 17, 2019

Joyce E. Hudspeth

Donald “Duke” LeRoy Huisman

PARKERSBURG March 21, 1932 - Aug. 21, 2019

Dennis Hundley

CEDAR FALLS Nov. 22, 1942 - June 15, 2019

Bernita H. Huss

REINBECK June 25, 1932 - July 24, 2019

CEDAR FALLS April 20, 1949 - July 23, 2019

CEDAR FALLS Aug. 27, 1970 - July 8, 2019

WATERLOO April 28, 1922 - Aug. 9, 2019

WATERLOO Jan. 17, 1943 - July 28, 2019

CEDAR FALLS July 18, 1935 - Aug. 18, 2019

Sharon L. Harpster

Ken “Bear” Heiple

LeRay D. “Buck” Henry

Caleb M. Holman

Amy (Bisbing) Huffman

Kenneth Hussey

CEDAR FALLS Oct. 17, 1936 - Aug. 9, 2019

INDEPENDENCE May 10, 1948 - Aug. 2, 2019

WATERLOO Died July 2, 2019

WATERLOO March 2, 1989 - Aug. 21, 2019

CEDAR FALLS Feb. 26, 1926 - July 4, 2019

WATERLOO April 21, 1938 - July 22, 2019


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Iehl - Lammers

Ray W. Iehl

Thelma J. Jones

Dawn L. (Lovig) Keagle

WATERLOO Dec. 28, 1949 - Aug. 30, 2019

YUMA, AZ Nov. 10, 1935 - July 19, 2019

CEDAR FALLS Sept. 1, 1974 - Aug. 18, 2019

Laona Jenson

John Kalainoff

Ryan P. Keegan

Letty M. Kemp

Leone M. Klein

Marian E. Knutson

WATERLOO March 1, 1927 - June 21, 2019

TRIPOLI Dec. 1, 1917 - Aug. 18, 2019

NEW HAMPTON April 16, 1932 - July 19, 2019

Daniel Kennedy

Joyce Ann Kienast

Penne Koeppel

WATERLOO Sept. 11, 1928 - Aug. 16, 2019

WAVERLY July 20, 1918 - Aug. 22, 2019

LA PORTE CITY Nov. 16, 195 - Aug. 21, 2019

Aug. 5, 1948 - July 5, 2019

WATERLOO Dec. 29, 1954 - July 6, 2019

CEDAR FALLS Feb. 14, 1955 - June 30, 2019

Larry R. Jensen

Kevin D. Kalkwarf

Sharon Keeling

Ruth M. Kerns

John A. Kincaid

Marion A. Kramer

DENVER Dec. 15, 1941 - July 14, 2019

PARKERSBURG May 11, 1958 - Aug. 1, 2019

WAVERLY April 1, 1946 - Aug. 10, 2019

FAIRBANK Sept. 16, 1924 - July 2, 2019

WATERLOO Died Aug. 10, 2019

APLINGTON Feb. 11, 1922 - Aug. 27, 2019

Ethel I. Johnson

Elizabeth L. “Betty” Kalvig

Lola A. Keith

Maxine R. Kiewiet

John R. Klahsen

Dorothy M. “Dottie” Lammers

CEDAR FALLS Aug. 4, 1947 - Aug. 17, 2019

EVANSDALE July 28, 1925 - July 28, 2019

WAVERLY March 3, 2015 - July 30, 2019

WATERLOO Dec. 16, 1926 - Aug. 28, 2019

APLINGTON June 10, 1932 - Aug. 10, 2019

WATERLOO Dec. 13, 1931 - June 23, 2019


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Lashbrook - Morgan

Marcia D. Lashbrook

CEDAR FALLS April 6, 1966 - Aug. 10, 2019

Jannien Leonard

WATERLOO Oct. 11, 1939 - July 8, 2019

Mike Lindquist WATERLOO Died Aug. 7, 2019

GILBERTVILLE Dec. 3, 1921 - July 20, 2019

DUMONT Feb. 11, 1927 - July 12, 2019

CEDAR FALLS Died July 3, 2019

Donald L. Lawson

Darlene Levis

Jerald J. “Jerry” Majewski

Ivan McKee

CEDAR FALLS Sept. 13, 1928 - July 30, 2019

WATERLOO Aug. 18, 1937 - July 14, 2019

Pauline Frances Leaman

Archie L. Lillis Sr.

CEDAR FALLS Aug. 30, 1941 - June 30, 2019

WATERLOO June 9, 1929 - July 7, 2019

Barb Leohr

Harold Lindaman

EVANSDALE Nov. 7, 1941 - July 11, 2019

VINTON June 29, 1923 - July 5, 2019

PLYMOUTH July 10, 1940 - Aug. 21, 2019

Lyola William McGee

Helene G. Mennen

John P. Miller

CEDAR FALLS Aug. 14, 1934 - July 19, 2019

James Metcalf

WATERLOO March 15, 1956 - July 30, 2019

Dean Montgomery

David McManus

Kevin Meyer

Dolores F. Moothart

BROOKLYN Died Aug. 14, 2019

Donald “Donnie” McCalley

Oct. 10, 1940 - Aug. 10, 2019

WATERLOO March 21, 1956 - Aug. 20, 2019

WATERLOO Jan. 14, 1920 - Aug. 21, 2019

Rev. Timothy J. McClellan

Robert Meier

Hannah Miller

Annie “Juanita” Morgan

CEDAR FALLS May 29, 1945 - July 19, 2019

WATERLOO July 14, 1951 - July 18, 2019

DENVER Aug. 24, 1933 - June 29, 2019

PARKERSBURG May 23, 1931 - Aug. 19, 2019

WATERLOO Feb. 25, 1938 - Aug. 12, 2019


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Morgan - Pilcher

George WIlliam Mulder WATERLOO Feb. 5, 1938 - July 27, 2019

DYSART May 18, 1941 - July 12, 2019

WATERLOO June 8, 1928 - July 14, 2019

SHELL ROCK Sept. 25, 1981 - July 29, 2019

Leslie A. Morgan

Marc Mundhenke

Curtis Niedert

Robert “Bob” Owens

Father Philip J. Pavich

HAWKEYE Dec. 25, 1939 - Aug. 24, 2019

Larry R. Nelson

CEDAR FALLS June 7, 1952 - Aug. 27, 2019

WATERLOO Aug. 1, 1991 - July 1, 2019

CEDAR FALLS Died July 25, 2019

Mary Mortenson

Gary D. Nagle

Larry L. Niemeyer

WATERLOO May 26, 1927 - Aug. 19, 2019

MONTEZUMA Died July 24, 2019

WATERLOO Jan. 7, 1941 - July 31, 2019

Scott R. Moses

Joey Nelson

Doris Nothnagel

CEDAR FALLS June 7, 1962 - July 21, 2019

WATERLOO Jan. 1, 1939 - Aug. 27, 2019

WATERLOO Oct. 14, 1920 - Aug. 4, 2019

Edna I. Orr

Gary Gilbert Pashby

Keith W. Morgan

Dianna L. Peterson

WATERLOO Nov. 8, 1961 - July 27, 2019

Roger Peterson

ELK RUN HEIGHTS Aug. 19, 1938 - Aug. 17, 2019

WATERLOO May 12, 1930 - July 29, 2019

July 21, 1937 - July 26, 2019

Kelly D. Panther

Audrey M. Peters

Alice M. Peyton

WATERLOO Aug. 20, 1977 - July 28, 2019

APLINGTON April 20, 1937 - July 1, 2019

Louis H. Parker

Dennis D. Peters

APLINGTON July 5, 1927 - July 13, 2019

CEDAR FALLS Sept. 14, 1958 - Aug. 7, 2019

Died July 18, 2019

Steven F. Pilcher

INDEPENDENCE April 20, 1957 - July 12, 2019


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Pine - Schuck

Douglas T. Pine

CEDAR FALLS July 6, 1943 - July 10, 2019

Dave Quint

WATERLOO Died Aug. 1, 2019

Leon C. Redd

WATERLOO March 13, 1950 - July 21, 2019

Thomas P. Romanin

Charlene J. Price

John E. Rains

Margaret A. Reisner

Georgia J. Rossin

CEDAR FALLS June 16, 1945 - Aug. 25, 2019

WATERLOO Oct. 13, 1923 - July 14, 2019

WAUKON Oct. 13, 1928 - July 24, 2019

Lyle Prochaska

Mae June Rappold

Roberta “Bert” Rockwood

WATERLOO Aug. 29, 1924 - June 30, 2019

SUMNER May 28, 1924 - Aug. 23, 2019

Marilyn A. Purdy

Harry F. Reed

LA PORTE CITY May 25, 1943 - July 9, 2019

WATERLOO June 21, 1926 - Aug. 26, 2019

CEDAR FALLS Died Aug. 13, 2019

WATERLOO Nov. 12, 1938 - July 5, 2019

Johanna Schmitt

DUNKERTON April 23, 1924 - Aug. 3, 2019

DIKE Nov. 26, 1923 - Aug. 15, 2019

Leo Sand

Rev. Timothy “Tim” Paul Schoepf

WATERLOO Died Aug. 22, 2019

INDEPENDENCE Aug. 21, 1922 - Aug. 1, 2019

Deborah Dill Roster

LaVern A. Schaack

WATERLOO Died July 8, 2019

Mary J. Schoof

June 7, 1963 - Aug. 10, 2019

WATERLOO Dec. 31, 1924 - Aug. 9, 2019

WATERLOO Aug. 25, 1932 - July 8, 2019

Diana Lea Rubino

Mary E. Schmadeke

Doris M. Schuck

WAVERLY Dec. 11, 1930 - Aug. 23, 2019

Gerald “Jerry” Rogers

Marlys M. Sage

Aug. 25, 1950 - July 12, 2019

WATERLOO Feb. 16, 1976 - Aug. 25, 2019

PARKERSBURG Oct. 11, 1938 - July 3, 2019


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Schuler - Thielen

Shirley Schuler

John T. Siebel

WATERLOO Died Aug. 14, 2019

WATERLOOO Oct. 23, 1947 - Aug. 3, 2019

Robert L. Seamans

Phillip J. “Pete” Smith Jr.

Norma A. Spurgeon

Bruce T. Stiles

WATERLOO Sept. 21, 1940 - July 14, 2019

CEDAR FALLS March 1, 1926 - Aug. 28, 2019

WATERLOO Sept. 27, 1950 - July 25, 2019

Jacqueline J. “Jackie” Strotman

WAVERLY Sept. 26, 1926 - Aug. 28, 2019

Eleanor J. Sitzmann

CEDAR FALLS July 5, 2019 - July 17, 2019

Rebecca K. Smith

R. William “Bill” Staebell

Sandra Y. Stovall

Gerald J. “Jerry” Tarkett

SUMNER Died Aug. 28, 2019

Died June 27, 2019

CEDAR FALLS Died July 8, 2019

Manuel Seenster Jr.

Brian Smith

Stephen M. Spears

Yvonne S. Stammer

Died Aug. 14, 2019

EVANSDALE April 22, 1935 - July 12, 2019

WATERLOO June 28, 1932 - Aug. 17, 2019

CEDAR FALLS Oct. 7, 1942 - July 26, 2019

EVANSDALE Oct. 6, 1979 - July 11, 2019

Sandra S. Streich

Joan Templeton

WATERLOO Nov. 18, 1938 - July 14, 2019

WAVERLY Nov. 5, 1937 - Aug. 3, 2019

WATERLOO Died July 13, 2019

Dorothy Sherman

James L. Smith

Keith Spencer

Freddie H. Staton

Robert A. Streittmatter

Carol D. Thielen

NEW HARTFORD Jan. 25, 1927 - July 16, 2019

INDEPENDENCE Dec. 14, 1947 - July 7, 2019

WATERLOO July 4, 1939 - June 29, 2019

INDEPENDENCE March 25, 1936 - Aug. 16, 2019

OELWEIN Aug. 20, 1936 - July 4, 2019

CEDAR FALLS May 1, 1931 - July 17, 2019


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Thompson - Wolfe

REINBECK Aug. 29, 1946 - July 3, 2019

Richard A. “Dick” Wald

Anthony Weber

WATERLOO Feb. 27, 1949 - Aug. 6, 2019

WATERLOO April 22, 1935 - Aug. 6, 2019

Died July 17, 2019

JESUP Sept. 27, 1931 - Aug. 24, 2019

CEDAR FALLS May 30, 1938 - Aug. 8, 2019

Melvin Tjepkes

Tobi “TJ” Van Hauen

Mary Inez Walsh

Jacoba J. Weber

Daniel E. White

Audrey M. Williams

Patsy M. “Pat” Thompson

Carol R. Tscherter

Ralph Welter

Carol A. Will

CEDAR FALLS Died July 17, 2019

REINBECK July 15, 1986 - July 14, 2019

WATERLOO Jan. 30, 1922 - July 18, 2019

LA PORTE CITY Oct. 4, 1939 - Aug. 15, 2019

CEDAR FALLS May 12, 1963 - Aug. 29, 2019

CEDAR FALLS Aug. 16, 1925 - July 5, 2019

Pamela M. Tjebkes

Ann Vogel

Linda L. Walther

June K. Weber

Donald G. White

Kathleen “Kathy” Winburn

WATERLOO Died July 10, 2019

OELWEIN Sept. 11, 1933 - Aug. 28, 2019

CEDAR FALLS July 14, 1948 - Aug. 16, 2019

FREDERIKA June 24, 1928 - June 27, 2019

CEDAR FALLS Jan. 8, 1952 - July 11, 2019

William J. “Bill” Trumpp

Bernice Volkens

Jane Ann Waniorek (Akers)

Peter H. “Pete” Weiss

Timothy A. Widmann

WATERLOO May 7, 1949 - Aug. 12, 2019

REINBECK Aug. 15, 1931 - June 29, 2019

May 13, 1940 - Aug. 11, 2019

WATERLOO Jan. 19, 1940 - Aug. 18, 2019

OELWEIN July 6, 1942 - July 6, 2019

CEDAR FALLS March 29, 1938 - July 14, 2019

Marjorie Wolfe

WATERLOO Aug. 24, 1921 - July 24, 2019


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Wright - Zars

Gertie G. Wright

WAVERLY May 23, 1920 - July 17, 2019

Hattie M. “Bunny� Wright WATERLOO Oct. 6, 1942 - Aug. 24, 2019

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OLATHE, KS Aug. 30, 1933 - Aug. 5, 2019

Bonnie S. Zars

READLYN Sept. 30, 1946 - July 22, 2019

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In Memoriam

Text Tributes Burdette R. “Bud” Anderson WATERLOO Died July 27, 2019

Joann Edith Anderson PARKERSBURG Died July 7, 2019

Karl A. Asmus

WAVERLY Died July 28, 2019

Erma Aswegen

PARKERSBURG Died July 24, 2019

Larry L. Baker Sr. WATERLOO Dued Aug. 24, 2019

Michael A. Beebe QUASQUETON Died Aug. 23, 2019

John “Jack” Martin Beeken

PARKERSBURG Died Aug. 4, 2019

Roy B. Benefiel

WATERLOO Died July 20, 2019

Robert John “Bob” Boland

Lois J. Cornwell

Thomas Nathaniel “Nat” Keith

Alice Marie “Big Al” Mishler

Virginia M. Knoploh POSTVILLE Died Aug. 14, 2019

Maurice Moore

CEDAR FALLS Died Aug. 25, 2019

William Joseph “Bill” Shekleton

Wallace Knutson

Nancy Nelson

David Shindley

CEDAR FALLS Dec. 24, 1930 - Aug. 25, 2019

Andrea Strohbehn Dewitt INDIANOLA Dec. 20, 1947 - July 4, 2019

William “Bill” Ellinger WAVERLY Died Aug. 24, 2019

Kent Falck

STRAWBERRY POINT Died July 30, 2019

HUDSON Died May 21, 2019

WATERLOO Died July 18, 2019

WATERLOO Died Aug. 27, 2019

Paul B. Kremer

Patricia “Pat” Kuehn

Joseph J. “Joe” Panther

Stephen James “Steve” Smith

Clarence Paul Finch

Sandra A. Lane

Died July 23, 2019

WATERLOO Aug. 28, 1956 - May 18, 2019

WATERLOO Died Aug. 18, 2019

Raymond Fuller

Craig O. Leaman

Oct. 31, 1952 - July 30, 2019

Pamela Anne Gavin WELLSBURG Died Aug. 27, 2019

Veronica Geerts

Georgene Lou Glessner

Allen “George” Jacob Cook

NEW HAMPTON Died Aug. 5, 2019

ELMA Died Aug. 4, 2019

Darlene Fenneman

Lawrence A. “Larry” Burch

DECORAH Died Aug. 11, 2019

NEW HAMPTON Died Aug. 1, 2019

Dianne G. Shoultz

REINBECK Died July 29, 2019

Vernetta Cline

CEDAR FALLS Died Aug. 26, 2019

IOWA FALLS Died Aug. 13, 2019

CEDAR FALLS Died Aug. 15, 2019

WATERLOO Died July 28, 2019

Terri A. Seible

Monica A. Page

Natalie Glasener

Samantha Marie (Webb) Cermak

INDEPENDENCE Died July 24, 2019

TRIPOLI Died July 17, 2019

JESUP Died Aug. 19, 2019

Barbara J. Brown

WATERLOO Died June 13, 2019

EVANSDALE Died July 31, 2019

ALLISON Died Aug. 22, 2019

Marilyn Jean Schult

Mardell L. Crawford

NEW HAMPTON Died Aug. 4, 2019

Henry Lee Butler

Marlys Yvonne Miller

ELGIN Oct. 4, 1938 - July 28, 2019

EVANSDALE Died July 7, 2019

WATERLOO Died June 21, 2019

Keith Johnson

WATERLOO Died July 13, 2019

WATERLOO Died July 24, 2019

Frank Guyton Jr. WATERLOO Died July 31, 2019

Wanda M. Holm WATERLOO Died Aug. 5, 2019

Phyllis M. Holt

INDEPENDENCE Died July 13, 2019

Lisa Howe

DUNKERTON Died July 24, 2019

Michael Jeffries WATERLOO Died Aug. 6, 2019

MONTGOMERY, MN Died July 4, 2019

Eugene Liebert

EVANSDALE Died March 11, 2019

Robert “Bob” Linderbaum NEW HAMPTON Died July 8, 2019

Freda Lovejoy

CEDAR FALLS Died June 28, 2019

Florence Lucille Martin NASHUA Died July 6, 2019

Jane A. McBride WATERLOO Died July 31, 2019

Rollin E. (Samm) McCombs

CEDAR FALLS Died Aug. 9, 2019

Donna Jean Paul WATERLOO Died July 23, 2019

David Piper

STRASBURG, VA July 10, 1934 - June 21, 2019

Paulette Postiff CASMALIA, CA Died July 26, 2019

Marcella Potthoff JESUP Died July 20, 2019

Kaye Anne Rindels WATERLOO Died Aug. 21, 2019

Linda Ruehle

JESUP Died Aug. 13, 2019

Elsie Russett

FAIRBANK Died July 29, 2019

Rachel C. Schildroth

WATERLOO Died Aug. 6, 2019

GRUNDY CENTER Died Aug. 21, 2019

Carolyn Ruth McCutcheon

Sandra Kay “Sandy” Schipper

TUCSON, AZ March 10, 1964 - July 29, 2019

Camron Thomas Meester GRUNDY CENTER Died Aug. 20, 2019

Kathleen Ann Meyer WAVERLY Died Aug. 21, 2019

AUSTINVILLE Died Aug. 29, 2019

Pamela Schminke WATERLOO Died Aug. 17, 2019

WATERLOO Died June 27, 2019

WATERLOO Died July 8, 2019

Patricia M. Sparks LA PORTE CITY Died Aug. 22, 2019

Joe “Pat” Van Dorn

WATERLOO May 9, 1944 - Aug. 26, 2019

Beulah M. Vetter NASHUA Died Aug. 1, 2019

Larry James Waggett WAVERLY Died Aug. 8, 2019

Betty L. Wagoner WATERLOO Died July 7, 2019

Ralph T. Welter

JESUP Died Aug. 24, 2019

Harry John Wessels JESUP Died July 4, 2019

Lois Mae Wessels APLINGTON Died July 3, 2019

Janet Elaine Wiemann PARKERSBURG Died July 17, 2019

Gertrude Alice Wilken CLARKSVILLE Died July 31, 2019

Become an organ donor

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hen you make a commitment to donate healthy organs or tissue at the time of your death, you positively impact the lives of others. When planning your legacy, it’s easy to have your loved ones at the forefront of your mind, but a simple registration could influence the life of a stranger. According to the United States Department of Health & Human Services, there are two ways to sign up to be an organ donor. From the comfort of your home, visit their website and fill out a simple form. If you would rather complete the process with a representative, the experts at the local Department of Motor Vehicles can help.

How you can help Adults who are legal citizens in the United States are eligible to donate organs at the time of death, and, in some cases, during their lifetime. Of course, certain diseases may inhibit your from becoming a donor; be honest about your health conditions during registration. Some things that may prevent someone from applying are an HIV infection, cancer or a systemic infection. Keep in mind that organs that aren’t affected from these diseases may qualify, so visit a representative to discuss your options.

Talking with family Make sure to discuss your wishes with your family. Conversations regarding death are never easy. You should approach the subject with sensitivity by discussing the benefits that registration offers to others.


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How to choose a grief support group

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rief support groups help people overcome depression and loneliness. Whether because of the loss of a loved one or another major life change, a support group can be a big help in working through some of life’s most difficult moments. Especially in scenarios involving unexpected loss of life, experts say support groups can help the bereaved overcome tremendous pain and regain a sense of self after sustaining a difficult loss.

through the stages of grief.

Benefits of a grief support group

Types of support groups available

There are also support groups for grieving individuals dealing with Mental, emotional and spiritual special circumstances. Some groups connections are the glue that bind may focus specifically on military these support groups. Each person families, while other groups will in the group can help another since concentrate on helping wives, chilthey are sharing the experience. dren or husbands deal with losses in There is a special bond that comes the immediate family. from people who help each other Sometimes groups may limit through grief. membership to people of the same Participants listen to each other without judgment. Each person gets gender. There are also teen, children a chance to share feelings or memo- or adult groups. Elderly grief supWhat is a grief support group? ries. Sometimes, members may sim- port groups help survivors who have ply need to express what they feel at lost their spouses or entire families. Grief support groups around the country meet every day to talk about the present moment. All meetings How to choose a grief support are confidential. how to cope and deal during the group A support group is the best place grieving process. There are plenty of places to find People from all walks of life come to feel and express strong emotions. together, united by the loss of a loved Everyone in attendance understands a grief support group. Hospitals and hospices have information on local what the survivor is going through. one, to share feelings and thoughts Members also assist each other in meetings. Religious institutions, with one another. including churches and synagogues moving forward. Some groups plan Trained professionals from events and activities as a way to ease will also have a list of groups. Futhe mental health field are often neral homes are another place to find the loneliness. on hand to moderate the groups. information. Through attendance at these Counselors, psychologists and soIt is important to choose a group cial workers have the skills to assist, groups, members are assured that their thoughts and feelings are nor- in which you feel comfortable and gained from years of training and respected. There is no shame in talkmal. The support group reinforces experience. The mourning process ing about your feelings during this the idea that everyone deserves reis often filled with pain and uncerdifficult time. tainty. They will guide participants spect.

hen you become too frail or sick to make your own decisions on end-of-life health care, the emotional strain is passed to your family or loved ones. Not only can this cause incredible stress, the avenue they take may not be the route you had in mind. Be open and honest about your final wishes. Don’t procrastinate when creating an advance-care plan. Age isn’t the only factor that counseling, and pain should be considered. A medical crisis that leaves medication. you too ill to make your Types of facilities own decisions could strike at any time. Visit different facilities Emergency treatment to make the decision on where you will stay if you become disabled to the Without a solid health point you can’t take care care directive in place, of yourself. It’s important family members may be to have a plan for different tasked with making difstages of life. Here are a ficult decisions for your treatment. Here are a few few to consider. If you require minimal common instances you must have clear and legal assistance to live your instructions regarding, as day-to-day life, an assuggested by the National sisted living community is a great option. You have Institute on Aging. the freedom to reside in • CPR: If your heart your own space yet receive begins beating with an help in areas like laundry abnormal rhythm, it services, prepared meals can be life threatening. and personal care. Discuss with your famA nursing home is a ily your opinions about resuscitation so they can better option when you need constant assistance determine if CPR should from medical professionbe administered. • Ventilator: When you als. Here, you can receive 24-hour supervision and are unable to breathe on help with daily necessiyour own, a ventilator ties like bathing, groomcan be used to keep you alive. It usually includes a ing and medical management. tube which is connected In-home care is a great to your trachea to ensure option for someone who you’re receiving enough wants to stay at home oxygen. • Comfort care: Decid- while receiving the same ing how to keep you com- benefits as an assistfortable while suffering is ed-living facility. While it another factor you should can be expensive to call on have clear instruction for. medical professionals to come to your home, it is a Consider instances like very comfortable option limiting medical testing, for those needing help. spiritual and emotional


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