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In memoriam January 2020

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IN MEMORIAM

Adams - Boike

In Memoriam John H. Adams

PICTURE TRIBUTES

Adams - Boike

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Bonney - Cook

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Coonrad - Fliss

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Folkers - Hansen

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Hanson - Holman

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Hoppenworth - Knief

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Koop - Lugg

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Luxon - Nielsen

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Norris - Ross

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Rottinghaus - Starbeck

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Stealy - White

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Whitmer - Zanders

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WATERLOO June 19, 1972 - Nov. 13, 2019

Marlys L. Austin

WATERLOO May 11, 1934 - Nov. 29, 2019

Sandra “Sandi” Bedard

Lee Edwin Bertholf

Tymi A. Burkett Alexander

Gary Baethke

Leslie M. Beebe

Rex Bingaman

WATERLOO Feb. 27, 1962 - Dec. 17, 2019

HUDSON Died Nov. 13, 2019

WATERLOO Died Nov. 2, 2019

WATERLOO Jan. 27, 1957 - Nov. 26, 2019

WAVERLY Oct. 23, 1971 - Nov. 13, 2019

CEDAR FALLS Oct. 2, 1940 - Nov. 19, 2019

Helen Bartels

Carl W. Belz

Norma I. Bird

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Joe D. Andersen

INDEPENDENCE March 19, 1954 - Nov. 4, 2019

DENVER Died Nov. 4, 2019

CEDAR FALLS July 2, 1934 - Nov. 14, 2019

WATERLOO Feb. 18, 1931 - Dec. 9, 2019

Richard Aschenbrenner

Keith Baskins

Marvin D. Berends

Greta Boike

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 November 4 and December 29.

WATERLOO Feb. 13, 1939 - Nov. 27, 2019

HUDSON Aug. 7, 1927 - Dec. 18, 2019

CEDAR FALLS March 30, 1950 - Nov. 29, 2019

WATERLOO Died Dec. 12, 2019


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Bonney - Cook

Scott Bonney

ANKENY Jan. 29, 1957 - Dec. 25, 2019

Sharon Briner

WAVERLY Died Nov. 6, 2019

Gloria Bruns

TRIPOLI June 17, 1935 - Nov. 28, 2019

Joshua Robert Buchholz

Leo D. Campbell CEDAR FALLS Died Dec. 22, 2019

CEDAR FALLS May 30, 1945 - Nov. 29, 2019

Ronald D. Bonzer

William J. “Bill” Britt

Wilma Rose Brustkern

Diane Buhr

Harvey Carolus

Rose Mary “Rosie” Frisch Christensen

PLAINFIELD May 1, 1945 - Nov. 10, 2019

DELHI Jan. 12, 1925 - Nov. 20, 2019

Todd Brekke

Duane Bruening

WATERLOO Died Nov. 7, 2019

Darlene M. Briddle

FAIRBANK July 21, 1925 - Dec. 9, 2019

PARKERSBURG Aug. 31, 1996 - Nov. 14, 2019

WATERLOO Died Dec. 3, 2019

SUMNER Feb. 22, 1948 - Dec. 12, 2019

WAVERLY Dec. 28, 1922 - Nov. 28, 2019

Rosemary Bryant

Ida E. Bullock

Jean E. Cawelti

Richard Christensen

CEDAR FALLS July 9, 1931 - Nov. 20, 2019

Sandra S. Clark

DECORAH Died Nov. 3, 2019

OTTUMWA Nov. 22, 1940 - Nov. 27, 2019

CEDAR FALLS Oct. 15, 1926 - Nov. 14, 2019

CEDAR FALLS June 30, 1923 - Dec. 21, 2019

DUNKERTON March 11, 1945 - Nov. 14, 2019

Christine “Chris” Bruns

Laura S. Bucholtz

Donna J. Camarata

Marlys (Flanders) Chapman

May 10, 1934 - Nov. 10, 2019

DIKE Sept. 12, 1966 - Nov. 27, 2019

CEDAR FALLS Oct. 11, 1921 - Dec. 8, 2019

WATERLOO May 22, 1963 - 2019

WATERLOO Nov. 29, 1932 - Nov. 28, 2019

Marlys E. (Oleson) Cook


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IN MEMORIAM

Coonrad - Fliss

Frank Coonrad

Bettye Crupper

Eric L. Davis

Evelyn A. Diekman

Gloria Dunkelberger

Roseann J. Farkas

TRAER July 4, 1940 - Nov. 3, 2019

IOWA FALLS Aug. 3, 1928 - Nov. 15, 2019

WATERLOO July 28, 1955 - Dec. 12, 2019

CEDAR FALLS Aug. 30, 1928 - Nov. 26, 2019

LA PORTE CITY Nov. 13, 1932 - Dec. 6, 2019

WATERLOO Dec. 15, 1928 - Nov. 22, 2019

Richard Corwin

Jim Cusick

Kenneth W. DeBerg

Brice Dix

Patricia M. “Patty” Eastman

Yvonne M. Faust

NEW HARTFORD July 5, 1943 - Dec. 12, 2019

WINTHROP Died Nov. 18, 2019

GRUNDY CENTER Jan. 3, 1941 - Nov. 3, 2019

RAYMOND Aug. 23, 1975 - Nov. 2, 2019

Ruby Jeanne Cowell

Alexander Darragh

Mary H. (Frost) Delagardelle

Barbara Doughty

LA PORTE CITY March 26, 1935 - Dec. 19, 2019

WATERLOO Oct. 27, 1941 - Nov. 6, 2019

Keith K. Crowley

Bonnie “Missy” Davis

WATERLOO May 16, 1926 - Nov. 1, 2019

DIKE Dec. 5, 1947 - Dec. 1, 2019

CEDAR FALLS Sept. 16, 1924 - Nov. 9, 2019

Vincent A. “Vince” Demuth WATERLOO Died Dec. 23, 2019

HUDSON June 30, 1931 - Dec. 22, 2019

Alvin “Al” G. Dunkelberger

LA PORTE CITY May 6, 1947 - Nov. 15, 2019

JANESVILLE Aug. 29, 1957 - Dec. 2, 2019

Courtney Dawn Elsbernd

WATERLOO Jan. 12, 1930 - Dec. 5, 2019

Janelle Ferguson

WATERLOO Died Nov. 10, 2019

CEDAR FALLS March 3, 1932 - Nov. 29, 2019

Marjorie Fairbanks

Norbert J. Fliss

SUMNER May 5, 1922 - Nov. 30, 2019

WATERLOO Nov. 4, 1941 - Nov. 8, 2019


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Folkers - Hansen

Gary L. Folkers

WATERLOO March 19, 1939 - Nov. 25, 2019

Donald Francis

EVANSDALE Nov. 12, 1937 - Dec. 21, 2019

Anne K. Geadelmann

CEDAR FALLS June 21, 1942 - Nov. 29, 2019

Curt Glessner

WATERLOO Died Nov. 13, 2019

Ronald “Ronnie” E. Green WATERLOO Nov. 7, 1948 - Dec. 10, 2019

WATERLOO May 3, 1984 - Nov. 6, 2019

Barbara M. Ford

Herbert Frisch

Lola M. Gerholdt

Dennis J. Goetz

Sylvia A. Grekoff

William N. “Bill” Halbach

Robert Griffin

Marvin J. Hansen

INDEPENDENCE Oct. 15, 1945 - Dec. 4, 2019

WATERLOO Dec. 12, 1948 - Dec. 1, 2019

RAYMOND Jan. 17, 1929 - Nov. 2, 2019

WATERLOO Dec. 8, 1944 - Nov. 15, 2019

Juanita J. Fortsch

Frank Garcia

CEDAR FALLS Dec. 6, 1924 - Dec. 19, 2019

Beth K. Haile

GRUNDY CENTER June 27, 1928 - Nov. 16, 2019

DENVER March 15, 1932 - Nov. 14, 2019

OELWEIN Oct. 10, 1928 - Dec. 6, 2019

Robert Gillen Sr.

OSAGE Dec. 1, 1935 - Dec. 6, 2019

Theresa M. Graff WATERLOO Died Nov. 18, 2019

Died Dec. 3, 2019

WATERLOO Jan. 9, 1941 - Nov. 15, 2019

David Fox

Kimberly Gary

Janice L. Glasson

Terry Allan Gray

Roberta Gutknecht

Maynard F. Hansen

OELWEIN Feb. 9, 1951 - Dec. 20, 2019

WATERLOO Aug. 30, 1966 - Nov. 4, 2019

WATERLOO Nov. 22, 1925 - Nov. 12, 2019

WATERLOO Aug. 31, 1953 - Dec. 6, 2019

CEDAR FALLS Oct. 8, 1935 - Nov. 11, 2019

WATERLOO April 16, 1927 - Nov. 13, 2019


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IN MEMORIAM

Hanson - Holman

Gloria Swanson Hanson

Karen Harper

David Helm

Baylee Hess

Betty Hills

John C. Hogan

CEDAR FALLS Oct. 8, 1927 - Nov. 9, 2019

WATERLOO March 17, 1963 - Nov. 23, 2019

CEDAR FALLS April 6, 1937 - Nov. 28, 2019

LA PORTE CITY Sept. 28, 1993 - Nov. 30, 2019

TRIPOLI Oct. 17, 1923 - Dec. 1, 2019

WINTHROP Died Nov. 25, 2019

Sidney Harberts

Dennis Hartness

Bernita Henricks

Dorothy M. Hess

Pauline I. Hillman

Julia Holiday

GRUNDY CENTER Dec. 19, 1948 - Nov. 12, 2019

WATERLOO Oct. 7, 1946 - Nov. 3, 2019

PARKERSBURG Sept. 20, 1951 - Nov. 2, 2019

CEDAR FALLS Aug. 13, 1929 - Nov. 27, 2019

EVANSDALE Feb. 21, 1938 - Dec. 16, 2019

SHELL ROCK Dec. 27, 1942 - Dec. 11, 2019

Nick A. Harding

Thomas L. Hayzlett

Miriam Herscovici

Sharon S. Heyer

Donald Hirth

Betty Hollaway

CEDAR FALLS Jan. 15, 1979 - Dec. 5, 2019

HAZLETON April 20, 1942 - Nov. 29, 2019

WATERLOO Oct. 21, 1938 - Dec. 6, 2019

WATERLOO May 15, 1950 - Dec. 12, 2019

WATERLOO Feb. 5, 1942 - Dec. 22, 2019

EVANSDALE April 8, 1931 - Nov. 10, 2019

Timothy R. Hardy

Joyce V. Held

Mary Eileen Herzog

Diana Hickman

Diana Lee Hodges

Virgil Holman

SAUK CITY, WI Died Nov. 28, 2019

MARION Died Nov. 19, 2019

INDEPENDENCE Feb. 1, 1929 - Dec. 20, 2019

WATERLOO Feb. 28, 1941 - Dec. 17, 2019

WATERLOO Jan. 13, 1956 - Nov. 15, 2019

WATERLOO Sept. 3, 1923 - Nov. 7, 2019


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Hoppenworth - Knief

Marlene Hoppenworth

WAVERLY July 28, 1933 - Dec. 4, 2019

Marilyn J. Hurlbut

CEDAR FALLS Oct. 17, 1951 - Dec. 26, 2019

Barbara K. “Bobbi” Joens WATERLOO June 26, 1941 - Nov. 17, 2019

CEDAR FALLS Oct. 5, 1953 - Dec. 22, 2019

CEDAR FALLS Dec. 21, 1951 - Nov. 13, 2019

CEDAR FALLS June 19, 1966 - Nov. 5, 2019

Penni Horning

JoAnn Ihde

Emma L. (Weis) Johnson

Mary Ann Kavalier

Douglas A. “Boomer” Kinkade

Sheridan Knapp

Margaret “Marge” Kinney

Mark S. Knief

ST. JOSEPH, MO June 7, 1959 - Nov. 17, 2019

PLAINFIELD May 7, 1940 - Nov. 10, 2019

Janice A. Hosier

Alice Fay Jacobs

CEDAR FALLS Jan. 25, 1926 - Dec. 21, 2019

ALLISON April 26, 1940 - Nov. 29, 2019

Janeen N. Huegli

Sylvia Jansen

EVANSDALE Dec. 12, 1944 - Nov. 15, 2019

PARKERSBURG July 3, 1925 - Nov. 21, 2019

Camille Ann Jungling

CEDAR FALLS Aug. 1, 1928 - Nov. 19, 2019

DYSART Oct. 26, 1928 - Nov. 24, 2019

Lawrence “Larry” Johnson

Timothy R. Kerr

CEDAR FALLS Oct. 27, 1939 - Nov. 19, 2019

Mary Ann Judd

LA PORTE CITY Died Nov. 20, 2019

HUDSON Sept. 9, 1968 - Nov. 11, 2019

Mary “Pumpkin Lady” Kiefer

WATERLOO Aug. 23, 1920 - Dec. 26, 2019

Byrna Kimberlin

WATERLOO Sept. 15, 1950 - Nov. 29, 2019

Christopher L. Kliewer

WATERLOO Died Nov. 5, 2019

WATERLOO Nov. 22, 1922 - Dec. 12, 2019

EVANSDALE Jan. 2, 1955 - Nov. 28, 2019

Charlotte A. Klein

Verlyn D. “Verl” Knief

WATERLOO Oct. 5, 1932 - Nov. 9, 2019

DENVER March 2, 1932 - Nov. 6, 2019

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IN MEMORIAM

Koop - Lugg

Meinard Koop

Vera J. McCreery Krull GRUNDY CENTER Died Nov. 9, 2019

TRIPOLI July 10, 1938 - Nov. 6, 2019

WATERLOO March 12, 1951 - Nov. 2, 2019

WATERLOO July 30, 1932 - Nov. 24, 2019

TRIPOLI Oct. 8, 1941 - Nov. 7, 2019

Dalton C. Kowalsky

Ruth Krumlinde

Beulah LaPole

Deloris I. Laube

NEW HARTFORD Dec. 20, 1936 - Nov. 19, 2019

Lloyd A. Kuker

Roger P. Latting

Dorothy P. Lemon

LaVerne Lobeck

LA PORTE CITY July 7, 1931 - Dec. 15, 2019

CEDAR FALLS Sept. 28, 1920 - Dec. 13, 2019

WATERLOO Jan. 3, 1924 - Oct. 31, 2019

WAVERLY July 14, 1929 - Dec. 19, 2019

James F. Lemons

WATERLOO March 1, 1943 - Nov. 30, 2019

Donald M. Lowe

Holly L. Kraft

Elna Kuecker

Delores Lathrop

James A. “Jim” Lawton

Steven F. Lindner

John G. Luebbers

CEDAR RAPIDS Oct. 4, 1981 - Nov. 4, 2019

TRIPOLI July 29, 1928 - Nov. 5, 2019

WATERLOO July 2, 1935 - Dec. 14, 2019

ACKLEY July 11, 1945 - Nov. 20, 2019

CLARKSVILLE Nov. 5, 1923 - Nov. 7, 2019

Kenny Kramer

Kenneth S. “Ken” Kuhlman

Joyce M. Lattimer

Lynn Michael Leitz

David Little

May 2, 1946 - Dec. 5, 2019

CEDAR FALLS Aug. 23, 1971 - Dec. 10, 2019

CEDAR FALLS Oct. 10, 1945 - Nov. 3, 2019

CEDAR FALLS Oct. 19, 1950 - Nov. 16, 2019

WATERLOO April 27, 1963 - Dec. 21, 2019

WATERLOO Died Nov. 19, 2019

SHELL ROCK Nov. 12, 1930 - Nov. 12, 2019

Glenn Lugg

CEDAR FALLS Aug. 27, 1947 - Nov. 2, 2019


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Luxon - Nielsen

Irene Deloye Luxon

Bonita S. Magruder

Judith Mathes

Lisa Miller McCready

Raymond J. Meyer Jr.

Effie Mae Montgomery

WATERLOO Jan. 28, 1922 - Dec. 3, 2019

HUDSON Dec. 28, 1941 - Nov. 17, 2019

SHELL ROCK Died Dec. 24, 2019

WATERLOO May 1, 1973 - Dec. 12, 2019

CEDAR FALLS Sept. 7, 1955 - Dec. 12, 2019

WATERLOO Aug. 15, 1936 - Dec. 13, 2019

Herbert Lewis Lynch

Randy Mangrich

Thomas P. McCarthy III

Agnes McGee

Norman C. Meyers

Kathleen Mueller

WATERLOO Died Nov. 2, 2019

WATERLOO May 21, 1953 - Dec. 11, 2019

ELDRIDGE Aug. 10, 1972 - Nov. 21, 2019

CRESCO Dec. 28, 1929 - Dec. 14, 2019

CEDAR FALLS Oct. 24, 1929 - Dec. 17, 2019

CEDAR FALLS Sept. 17, 1932 - Dec. 3, 2019

Clayton M. Lyon

Walter L. “Wally” Markham

Joseph B. “JB” McCellan

Carroll F. McTaggart INDEPENDENCE Died Dec. 3, 2019

Delores Mae Michaels

CEDAR FALLS Nov. 15, 1930 - Nov. 6, 2019

Mary L. Nelson

LA PORTE CITY May 11, 1925 - Nov. 19, 2019

Martha Ellen Marrah

Mary Ann Potter McCollom

Steven R. Mehmen

Kim A. Jordan Millard

Larry J. Nielsen

Aug. 24, 1924 - Dec. 5, 2019

WATERLOO July 7, 1946 - Nov. 14, 2019

John E. “Jonathan” Lyons WATERLOO Aug. 31, 1967 - Dec. 14, 2019

ELKADER Died Dec. 9, 2019

WATERLOO June 22, 1926 - Dec. 21, 2019

WATERLOO Jan. 16, 1936 - Dec. 6, 2019

NASHUA Dec. 14, 1946 - Nov. 6, 2019

WATERLOO Nov. 17, 1974 - Nov. 11, 2019

WATERLOO Jan. 11, 1942 - Nov. 9, 2019


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IN MEMORIAM

Norris - Ross

Carol Norris

Born Sept. 11, 1942

Joyce J. Nuss

TRIPOLI Sept. 27, 1936 - Dec. 18, 2019

Madonna T. O’Connell

LAWLER Aug. 25, 1930 - Nov. 21, 2019

Gordon “Rick” Olsson

WATERLOO Feb. 18, 1942 - Dec. 14, 2019

Keith A. Orvis

Calvin Pearson

Mark S. Poehler

WATERLOO Feb. 24, 1961 - Nov. 14, 2019

CLUTIER March 18, 1969 - Dec. 18, 2019

WAVERLY Dec. 19, 1954 - Dec. 3, 2019

Evelyn Parks Pauley

David G. Pierce

Richard “Dick” Prestemon

LA PORTE CITY Died Nov. 8, 2019

CEDAR FALLS May 13, 1936 - Nov. 16, 2019

Faye E. Paulson

Margaret Pierce

WAUKON July 13, 1933 - Nov. 24, 2019

Margaret “Marge” Ann Quirk

NEW HAMPTON Oct. 6, 1947 - Nov. 2, 2019

Daryl D. Rachuy

Bernice M. Rewerts

GRUNDY CENTER May 14, 1919 - Nov. 7, 2019

Dorothy Richards

JESUP March 17, 1943 - Nov. 19, 2019

FAIRBANK Nov. 1, 1923 - Nov. 29, 2019

REINBECK Feb. 24, 1922 - Nov. 30, 2019

CEDAR FALLS Nov. 11, 1927 - Dec. 11, 2019

Sherry Raitt

James “Jim” Ridihalgh

Died Dec. 24, 2019

EVANSDALE Jan. 2, 1947 - Dec. 10, 2019

OELWEIN Feb. 7, 1945 - Dec. 21, 2019

Gail Pearce

Kenneth W. Plaehn

Rev. Charles Quirk

Patricia M. Rasmusson

Delores Ross

GRUNDY CENTER May 20, 1943 - Dec. 21, 2019

REINBECK Dec. 10, 1923 - Dec. 27, 2019

Larry Pugh

Died Oct. 21, 2019

CEDAR FALLS Dec. 20, 1929 - Dec. 19, 2019

HOLLAND Jan. 31, 1931 - Nov. 8, 2019


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Rottinghaus - Starbeck

Alvin Frank Rottinghaus GILBERTVILLE Died Nov. 26, 2019

NEW HARTFORD Oct. 1, 1924 - Dec. 18, 2019

Grant T. Saul

WATERLOO Feb. 4, 1995 - Dec. 4, 2019

Dorothy “Dott” Schreiner WATERLOO July 19, 1928 - Nov. 29, 2019

Aug. 11, 1943 - Dec. 17, 2019

HUDSON Nov. 13, 1936 - Nov. 4, 2019

Bryce Rowell

Wayne M. Saathoff

MaryAnn Schmadeke

Shirley Schroeder

Sharon K. Slaughter

Joyce Snell

WATERLOO Died Dec. 23, 2019

Connie Rust

Peter Saathoff

Paul Shonk

Patricia J. “Pat” Smith

WATERLOO Nov. 8, 1947 - Dec. 9, 2019

CASA GRANDE, AZ July 9, 1945 - Nov. 28, 2019

SUMNER Sept. 16, 1931 - Nov. 3, 2019

INDEPENDENCE Sept. 17, 1942 - Nov. 7, 2019

WATERLOO March 5, 1937 - Nov. 7, 2019

Jack Marlowe Scott

SHELL ROCK May 20, 1939 - Dec. 19, 2019

CEDAR FALLS Nov. 19, 1950 - Nov. 30, 2019

Jean Saner

Niels A. Schmidt Died Nov. 19, 2019

CEDAR FALLS March 14, 1930 - Dec. 2, 2019

Eilene F. Smith

CLARKSVILLE Nov. 12, 1931 - Dec. 27, 2019

Raymond E. “Ray” Snyder

Beverly J. Saak

Mervin Sassmann

Leo A. Schmitt

Rev. Floyd La Vern Seth

Evelyn L. Smith

Alexander “Alex” M. Starbeck

CEDAR FALLS Died Nov. 24, 2019

DENVER July 31, 1924 - Nov. 24, 2019

LAUREL, MT March 9, 1943 - Dec. 18, 2019

TOLEDO Nov. 25, 1918 - Nov. 12, 2019

WAVERLY Jan. 6, 1935 - Nov. 17, 2019

WATERLOO May 23, 1938 - Nov. 3, 2019

CLEAR LAKE May 18, 2001 - Nov. 2, 2019


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IN MEMORIAM

Stealy - White

Delores Stealy

CEDAR FALLS July 23, 1931 - Dec. 17, 2019

George C. Stout

WATERLOO June 29, 1926 - Dec. 20, 2019

Cleveland Taylor WEST DES MOINES Died Dec. 5, 2019

Betty J. Thorpe

WATERLOO Oct. 9, 1931 - Dec. 24, 2019

Alan John Steinlage

Michele L. Tillman

Raymond D. Vaughn

Kent Webb

CEDAR FALLS Oct. 28, 1962 - Dec. 22, 2019

WATERLOO Nov. 24, 1964 - Nov. 9, 2019

IONIA Feb. 25, 1946 - Dec. 11, 2019

Claus W. Stricker

CEDAR FALLS Feb. 20, 1939 - Nov. 23, 2019

Marlan “Bud” H. Theilen NASHUA Sept. 25, 1932 - Nov. 15, 2019

NEW HARTFORD March 12, 1971 - Nov. 24, 2019

Oct. 16, 1915 - Dec. 18, 2019

Ruth Venzke

Gary Dean Webrand

Jeannetta J. Stevens

Joseph Sutula

Margaret C. “Maggie” Thein

Nov. 2, 1935 - Nov. 7, 2019

Donna Trachta

Howard Wilton Vernon Jr. CORALVILLE Died Nov. 28, 2019

Dale Wessels

CEDAR FALLS June 24, 1942 - Dec. 7, 2019

Eleanor L. Thompson

Cari Tyler

Olive Vossberg

Shirley Mae White

WATERLOO July 8, 1978 - Nov. 7, 2019

CEDAR FALLS Oct. 4, 1931 - Nov. 23, 2019

Terry A. Stone

Father Mike L. Tauke

DECORAH Nov. 7, 1944 - Dec. 23, 2019

WAVERLY Aug. 10, 1948 - Dec. 12, 2019

WATERLOO June 9, 1939 - Nov. 18, 2019

WATERLOO Dec. 1, 1925 - Dec. 13, 2019

WATERLOO April 29, 1980 - Nov. 20, 2019

PLAINFIELD Jan. 17, 1935 - Nov. 25, 2019

Died Nov. 29, 2019

CEDAR FALLS May 23, 1928 - Dec. 28, 2019


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Whitmer - Zanders

Harriette Whitmer

WATERLOO April 5, 1937 - Nov. 6, 2019

Eugene “Gene” F. Wilson WATERLOO July 19, 1933 - Dec. 2, 2019

Duane Wubbena

DUMONT Aug. 31, 1935 - Nov. 15, 2019

How to choose cremation services TJ Wilder Jr.

Etta M. Wisecup

Audrey Young

WATERLOO Aug. 23, 1957 - Dec. 2, 2019

RAYMOND March 28, 1925 - Dec. 7, 2019

CEDAR FALLS Oct. 22, 1932 - Nov. 8, 2019

Rhoda Mae Wilkinson

Lenora Witzenburg

Janie Zanders

SUMNER Oct. 13, 1923 - Nov. 8, 2019

WATERLOO Jan. 25, 1930 - Dec. 16, 2019

Steve Williams

Alfred V. Wood

April 4, 1962 - Dec. 8, 2019

WATERLOO Dec. 23, 1945 - Dec. 1, 2019

WATERLOO May 24, 1933 - Nov. 26, 2019

M

aking plans for your funeral is a tough subject. Most people would rather skip the subject or opt to have others plan their funerals. But the reality is procrastination or avoidance does not change reality. It’s also worth planning ahead because funeral costs can be a major burden on the deceased’s family. Cremation services are becoming more popular these days because of high funeral costs. They can be a cost-effective alternative to traditional burials. It is always best to take care of details in advance. Making decisions in advance about cremation services can take the burden off loved ones during a painful time. Otherwise, they will need to make tough choices while stressed and grieving. With cremation, the family doesn’t have to purchase an expensive casket. Loved ones may spend more money than they can afford in an effort to respect the memory of the deceased. But a cremation service is an affordable way to respectfully memorialize a friend or family member. The service can be a peaceful time to grieve and remember. A funeral home may have a partnership or connection with a cremation center. They may have additional services, such as grief counseling or assistance with necessary paperwork. After the cremation, you will receive an urn. You can choose to bury the urn, keep it in your home or place it in a me-

morial building. When searching for a cremation center, check with your family or friends for referrals. If you cannot get an appropriate referral, you might be able to join a cremation society. For a small fee, you will receive up-to-date information about your options and the process. Membership may also help you obtain a lower cost on cremation services. These societies will provide assistance with many details connected to the service and disposition of remains. The Internet Cremation Society and the Cremation Society of North America are sources of information about cremation societies. Once you have narrowed your choices, consider how you feel about the staff of the cremation center. You should feel comfortable asking questions. The employees should be knowledgeable, competent and pleasant. They should give you all of the details about price breakdowns, and their process of making ashes for the urn. By doing a little research and choosing wisely, you can make the process a little easier for loved ones during a difficult time. Discuss with your loved ones and family members their preference for when they pass. Talk with them and explain your own so that there will not be any misunderstandings or second-guessing after the fact. While it is not the most pleasant topic in the world, it will help ease some of the stress.


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In Memoriam

Text Tributes Marion J. Ackerman

WATERLOO May 14, 1920 - Nov. 18, 2019

Kenneth D. Adams WELLSBURG Died Nov. 16, 2019

Harold “Andy” Duane Anderson PARKERSBURG Died Dec. 16, 2019

Robert “Bob” Bader PROTIVIN Died Dec. 25, 2019

Jerry Beal

WASHBURN Died Dec. 15, 2019

Arthur “Art” Beem GRUNDY CENTER Died Nov. 21, 2019

Steven Brown

March 2, 1956 Dec. 10, 2019

Philbert K. Burnett WATERLOO Died Oct. 28, 2019

Robert Cooley

WATERLOO Died Nov. 12, 2019

Luis “Louie” E. Cox PARKERSBURG Died Oct. 7, 2019

Betty Ann DeGroote PARKERSBURG Died Nov. 28, 2019

Carol J. Eicke

CEDAR FALLS Died Dec. 14, 2019

Darlene Rae Fairbanks WATERLOO Died Dec. 13, 2019

Mark W. Fairbanks WATERLOO Died Dec. 13, 2019

Harriet J. Fisk

WATERLOO Died Dec. 23, 2019

Glenna Rae Foutch REINBECK Died Nov. 10, 2019

Millie (Vrzak) Galligan NEW HAMPTON Died Dec. 21, 2019

Troy Scott Grovo JANESVILLE Died Nov. 20, 2019

Danielle Nichol “Dani” Hagberg CEDAR FALLS Died Oct. 27, 2019

Melvin J. Henkes CRESCO Died Dec. 25, 2019

Dorothy Ann Henson EVANSDALE Died Nov. 23, 2019

Mary L. Hewitt

ALLISON Died Nov. 21, 2019

John G. Hosmer INDEPENDENCE Died Dec. 16, 2019

June V. Jacobs

CEDAR FALLS Died Dec. 18, 2019

Patricia Lynne “Pat” Jensen

WATERLOO Died Nov. 26, 2019

Fannie D. Johnson SUMNER Died Dec. 7, 2019

Richard Jones

Floyd Kenneth Nielsen

Roger Dean Sage

Marjorie J. Soules

Dianne F. Oltrogge

Rosie Lee Sanders

Martin F. “Marty” Stallman Jr.

CEDAR FALLS Died Nov. 29, 2019

READLYN Sept. 27, 1925 - Nov. 7, 2019

Evelyn Ritchey Ostendorf

WATERLOO Died Nov. 4, 2019

CEDAR FALLS April 13, 1941 - Nov. 22, 2019

Darryl Edwin Kasemeier

Pamela “Pam” Pauley

SUMNER Died Dec. 19, 2019

Charles August Krumwiede CHARLES CITY Died Dec. 1, 2019

Betty M. Landau WATERLOO Died Dec. 1, 2019

Sandra Kay Lebeck CLARKSVILLE Died Nov. 27, 2019

Mae McKinley

Died Dec. 16, 2019

Vada Mowatt

WATERLOO Aug. 28, 1923 - Dec. 12, 2019

Larry Dean Mulder REINBECK Died Nov. 13, 2019

Thomas Allen “Tom” Necas Sr. CRESCO Died Nov. 19, 2019

WATERLOO March 7, 1946 - Nov. 8, 2019

Annette Julia (Kapler) Polashek CRESCO Died Dec. 22, 2019

Betty B. Pose

NEW HAMPTON Died Nov. 23, 2019

Betty Goldene Pott PARKERSBURG Died Nov. 12, 2019

Raymond J. Prohaska

DUMONT Died Dec. 12, 2019

WATERLOO Died Dec. 28, 2019

Steven M. Schindler CEDAR FALLS Died Nov. 15, 2019

Norma Schlichting WATERLOO Died Dec. 2, 2019

Esther June Boomgarden Schmidt ALLISON Died Nov. 5, 2019

Joshua Schmitt

WINTHROP Died Nov. 28, 2019

Arthur Sessler

PARKERSBURG Died Nov. 20, 2019

Scott & Linda Garbes Sickman

CLEAR LAKE Died Nov. 30, 2019

WATERLOO Died Nov. 1, 2019, Oct. 29, 2019

George E. “Gene” Richard

Carol M. Smith

VALRICO, FL Died Nov. 27, 2019

LaVonne J. Roth WATERLOO Died Nov. 2, 2019

Ronald W. Rowe Sr. WATERLOO Died Dec. 16, 2019

JESUP Died Nov. 3, 2019

Deanna Smith

IOWA FALLS Died Nov. 2, 2019

Georgiana “Georgia” Lea Smith NEW HARTFORD Died Dec. 24, 2019

STANLEY Died Dec. 23, 2019

WATERLOO Died Dec. 21, 2019

Louise M. Stansbery NEW HAMPTON Died Dec. 3, 2019

Raydell S. Talbert WATERLOO Died Nov. 16, 2019

Constance L. “Connie” Thompson WATERLOO Died Dec. 24, 2019

Stanley Tow

DYSART Died Dec. 13, 2019

Theodora Trovas (Polizoni) Died Nov. 5, 2019

Lucille C. Whitney WAVERLY Died Nov. 3, 2019

Sena June Rieman Wiebke ALLISON Died Dec. 8, 2019

Kent Dale Winterberg IOWA FALLS Died Nov. 19, 2019

William H. “Bill” Wohlers CHARLES CITY Died Nov. 22, 2019

Becoming 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 Mo-

tor 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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Prepare for your funeral P

lanning your funeral doesn’t have to wait until sudden sickness sets in. Many people, in fact, start planning their funerals decades in advance. A little work ahead of time can help lessen the financial burden that can accompany a funeral. Being prepared can also take stress off family members who will be left without you to coordinate funeral arrangements. If you already have everything pre-planned, more time can be spent celebrating your life instead of taking care of details that can be completed in advance.

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ou might think your job ends once you prepare a solid plan for your estate. Don’t forget to periodically review your legal documentation to reflect these major life events.

A General Review Even if you don’t experience a life-changing moment, there is still plenty of cause to review your plan. One of the big reasons is due to changes in laws, regarding estate and gift-tax codes. These expensive alterations can have serious consequences on the recipients of your estate. Your local government could also shuffle its probate code, trust law and laws of descent and distribution, affecting your plan.

How to Plan Before you can plan your funeral effectively, you should decide exactly how you want the day to unfold. Sit down with a local funeral director to discuss options spanning burial, cremation, cost and contracts. The National Funeral Directors Association is one of the most reputable organizations within the industry and can provide you with a comprehensive list of certified local directors who will surely be ready to help you plan your funeral.

Life Events that Require Review Once you have a legally binding estate plan, life events can occur which require mediation and updates to your plan. These are a few reasons your documents could need a tune-up: • A marriage or divorce; • The birth or adoption of a new child or grandchild; • Borrowing a significant amount of money or large increases or decreases in the value of your assets; or • Alterations in federal or state laws regarding taxes and investments. It can be difficult to realize which local and state laws are impacting your legacy. That’s why hiring the help of a professional to manage your estate plan is key. They can easily spot red flags that negatively impact their clients’ wishes and offer advice accordingly.

Ask the Right Questions What services and products can your local funeral home provide? How much do they charge and how much have their rates increased over the past 10 years? Do they offer any satisfaction guarantee? Asking the right questions while pre-planning your funeral can offer family members peace of mind and ensure a meaningful end-of-life event.

How Often You Should Review

Get it in Writing Any credible funeral director will provide you with a written contract that explains both sides’ rights and obligations. You’ll want to make sure a few critical details are included in the contract. Among them: • How much money will you deposit before the funeral?

Review your estate plan regularly

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• Is your cost locked in with today’s pricing or is there a chance it could increase? Make sure to get this and all contingencies on paper.

Also protect yourself and money with some sort of opt-out clause in the case of an emergency or funeral home going out of business. — Green Shoot Media

For those who have a large investment portfolio or acquire assets regularly, special care is recommended to keep a close eye on your value. Check with your local financial and estate professionals to ensure your plan is in order. Under certain circumstances, they may recommend reviewing your legal documents on a more regular basis. — Green Shoot Media


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