August 2015
Leonard L. Hill, 92, of Waverly, Iowa, died on Thursday evening, August 20,
2015, at the Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community in Waverly. Leonard was born
on August 6, 1923, 2 ½ miles north of Bremer, Iowa, the son of Earl S. and Edrie V.
(Scott) Hill. Leonard attended the Waverly Public School System, graduating from
the Waverly High School in 1941. Following his schooling, Leonard worked as a
service station attendant until February of 1943, when he entered the U.S. Navy on
February 23, 1943, and trained in boot camp in Farragut, Idaho. Leonard
honorably served his country during WWII, and served on the USS Barb (SS-220)
submarine. Leonard was honorably discharged on December 15, 1945, and
following the service, Leonard returned to Waverly, Iowa. On February 23, 1947,
Leonard was united in marriage to Frances White at the Little Brown Church in
Nashua. The couple made their home near Waverly, and Leonard went to work for
the Shield-Bantam Company (which later became Koehring Co. and now is called
Terex Cranes). Leonard held many classifications with the company during his 40
years of employment and when he retired on January 1, 1986, he was the Tooling
Supervisor. Also since 1950, Leonard farmed part-time near Horton, Nashua and
rural Waverly. Leonard attended Trinity United Methodist Church in Waverly. He
was very proud of his time spent in the military and he was a lifetime member of the
Joe W. Cretzmeyer V.F.W. Post #2208 and was a member of the American Legion
Post #176. Leonard was also very active with the Submarine Vets of WWII, and
enjoyed taking the replica Torpedo to many different parades around the state. He
was also a member of the Bremer County Central Political Committee (Democratic
Party). In his spare time, Leonard enjoyed watching the wildlife around his rural
home (especially the Bald Eagles), enjoyed raising 4-H calves, was an avid hunter,
and as the phrase Leonard often shared goes "Bunker Hill always worked and
always will. Leonard is survived by his wife, Frances Hill of Waverly; his two children
and their spouses, Cynthia Hill (friend Rich) of Litchfield, Minnesota, Pete and Bev
Hill of Whitewater, Wisconsin, a son-in-law, Jim Gates of Shell Rock and a
daughter-in-law, Wynette Hill of Shell Rock; 7 grandchildren, B.J. (Eliza) Hill, Paula
Hill, Christopher Roland, Megan Gates (Matt Kuempel) Dan Gates, Tara Hill
(partner Ben) and Zach (Monica) Hill; 8 great grandchildren, Savannah, Sawyer
and Sophie Kabance, Selah Hill-Dale, Nate and Alana Hill, Kelley Gates and Bowen
Kuempel; three sisters, Norma Briner of Waverly, Bonnie Kollenkark of Adel and
Mary Ellen Lee of Waverly. Leonard was preceded in death by his parents; Earl &
Edrie Hill, his daughter; Linda Gates, son; James Hill and five sisters, Waneta
Lillibridge, Pauline Hill, Helen Thompson, Myrtle Moeller and Shirley McKinty.
Celebration of Life Services will be held on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 10:30
a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Waverly, with Pastor Deborah
Coble-Wise officiating. Burial will be in Harlington Cemetery in Waverly with military
graveside honors conducted by the Waverly Area Veterans Honor Guard. Public
visitation will be held on Monday, August 24th from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the
Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly and also for an hour prior to services on
Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice or
Trinity United Methodist Church. Online condolences for Leonard's family may be
left at www.kaisercorson.com. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is assisting
the family. 319-352-1187 -

June 2015
Hubert Barber
Hubert H. Barber, 86, of Waverly, Iowa passed away on Friday, June 26, 2015 at
the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo, Iowa.

Hubert Harlan Barber was born on October 29, 1928, the son of Charles and Mabel
(Reasnor) Barber in Waverly, Iowa. He was baptized on March 31, 1929 at the
United Methodist Church in Waverly. Hubert graduated from Waverly High School
in May of 1946. He was confirmed as an adult at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in
1950. On November 17, 1950, he entered the Army serving during the Korean
War, until his discharge on November 14, 1952 at which time he transferred to ERC
for 5 years. He graduated from Iowa Barber College in 1953. On August 16, 1953,
he was united in marriage to Maxine Ann Graening at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in
Waverly. He was self-employed as a barber from July of 1953 until August of 1965,
at which time, he was employed at the Waverly Post Office until his retirement on
December 31, 1989.

He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Waverly, American Legion,
where he was a Past Commander, VFW and Waterloo Ostomy Chapter. Hubert was
Adjutant of American Legion for numerous years, arranged funeral detail, parade
detail and football game detail from 1995 until 2006. Past President of Double or
Nothing Club at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking,
playing cards, but most especially spending time with his family. He was always
known as "Grandpa teaser" to his family.

Survivors are his wife, Maxine Barber of Waverly, Iowa; daughter, Nancy (Mitch)
Rognholt of Hastings, Minnesota; two sons, Allen (Marvlyn) Barber of Clarksville,
Iowa and David Barber of Readlyn, Iowa; 5 grandchildren, Nicholas Barber, Andrew
Barber, Amanda Brumm, Kathryn Rognholt and Alex Rognholt; 10 great
grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Polesky, Marjorie Meeker and Evelyn Miller and
many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Randall
S. Barber on July 18, 2003; sister, Margaret Rechkemmer; and four
brothers-in-law, Rev. B.E. Polesky, William Meeker Sr., Harold (Bud) Miller and
Jerry Rechkemmer.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 am at St. Paul's Lutheran
Church in Waverly with Pastor Curt Schneider officiating. Burial will follow in the
Harlington Cemetery in Waverly with military rites conducted by the Waverly Area
Veterans Group. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at
the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly and also an hour prior to the service
at the church on Wednesday. Memorials may be directed to St. Paul's Lutheran
Church or Cedar Valley Hospice of Waverly and online condolences for Hubert may
be left at www.kaisercorson.com. -

April 2015
Richard Shephard
Richard John Shepard, 90, of Janesville, Iowa, died on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at
the Windsor Nursing and Rehab Center in Cedar Falls.

Dick was born on February 25, 1925, in the Janesville area, the son of Clarence
Leslie and Anna Lenore (Zolar) Shepard. He was baptized in Janesville and
attended school in Janesville, graduating in 1942. He served in the US army Air
Corps from January of 1943-1945.He was united in marriage to Florence Mae
Smith on July 23, 1948, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. He worked
Construction Machinery of Waterloo from 1942 until his retirement in February of
1990.

Dick was dedicated member of the Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, American Legion,
VFW, the Janesville Volunteer Fire Department and served on the Janesville City
Council. In his spare time, Dick enjoyed fishing, woodworking, stainglass work,
gardening, snowmobiling and painting.

Dick is survived by his wife, Florence, nine nieces, seven nephews, and several
great and great-great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his
parents, three brothers, and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at the
Janesville United Methodist Church with Pastor Mary Schnepf officiating. Burial will
be held at a later date in Oakland Cemetery, Janesville. Visitation will be held on
Wednesday at the church from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the church. Memorials
may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be left at
www.kaisercorson.com


February 2015
Don Beck
, 82, of Waverly, Iowa, died peacefully, surrounded by his family on
Wednesday evening, February 4, 2015, at the Rehabilitation Center of Allison.

Donald Lloyd Beck was born on September 30, 1932, in Waltham, Minnesota, the
son of Earl and Angeline (Severtson) Beck. He was baptized in 1932, in Waltham
and confirmed in 1945, at Grace Lutheran Church in Austin, Minnesota. Don
attended Austin High School. On November 23, 1949, Don entered the U.S. Air
Force during the Korean War as a Radar Operator. He was honorably discharged
with the rank of Airman First Class on November 25, 1953. On December 3, 1955,
he was united in marriage to Charlene Faye McLaughlin in Manning, Iowa. Don
started at Shield Bantam Company in Waverly in March of 1959. Starting as a
draftsman, he advanced to service manager. He retired on April 1, 1993, following
34 years of service.

Don was a faithful member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Waverly and also a
member of the Amvets Post #79, V.F.W. Post #2208, Waverly Archery Club, and
IOMA Pool Association. In his spare time, Don enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping,
any activity outdoors, dog training, billiards, wood-working, archery and golf
(getting 2 holes-in-one in one year). He was an Iowa State Archery champion and
an Iowa Billiards champion. What gave Don the most joy was spending time with his
family, his friends and his labradors.

Don is survived by his loving wife of over 59 years, Charlene Beck of Waverly,
Iowa; his four children; Jeff (Cathy) Beck of Chaska, Minnesota, Greg (Katie) Beck
of Mingo, Iowa, Jackie (Alan) Bumgardner of Austin, Minnesota, Valerie (Kirk) Dixon
of Parkville, Missouri; 9 grandchildren, Angel (Luke) Gindele, Ben and Jason Beck,
Ali and Carlee Beck, Alex (Michelle) Bumgardner and Ashley (Patrick) McLaren,
Jackson and Jayme Dixon; 5 great grandchildren, Kailee Beck, Clayton and
Gabrielle Gindele, Eli Bumgardner, Beckett McLaren; 3 step-grandchildren; one
sister, Marvel Mogen of Austin, Minnesota; and a brother Gary (Gloria) Beck of Sun
City, Arizona. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Angeline Beck; 2
sisters, Betty Heise, Donna O'Haver; 2 brothers, Roger and Laverne Beck; and his
father and mother-in-law, Frank and Violet McLaughlin.

December 2014

Kendall Wittenburg

Kendall Wittenburg, 65, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, and previously from Waverly, Iowa
died on November 30, 2014, at NewAldaya Lifescapes in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Kendall was born in Waverly, Iowa, on September 19, 1949, the son of Arlin and
Viola (Traetow) Wittenburg. He was baptized on October 9, 1949 at St. John
Lutheran Church in Waverly, and confirmed on April 7, 1963 at St. Paul Lutheran
Church – Artesian. Kendall attended school in Waverly, and graduated from
Waverly - Shell Rock High School in 1967. He then went to work for Hurst
Construction and farmed until September of 1969, when he entered the United
States Army. He earned medals including the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts
prior to his honorable discharged from active duty in April of 1971. He then
resumed his farming career, which he enjoyed until he suffered a stroke in
November of 2012.

Kendall was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church – Artesian, Waverly VFW
Post #2208, and Military Order of the Purple Heart. He enjoyed tractor pulls,
cheering for the Waverly-Shell Rock wrestling team, snowmobiling, and farming.

Kendall is survived by his mother, Viola; 2 nieces, Linda (Jeffrey) LaField and
their children Dalton and Tatum, and Natalie (Ty) Williams; a nephew, David
(Bethany) Wittenburg and children Owen, Aiden and Noah; and sister-in-law,
Preshita Wittenburg. He was preceded in death by his father in 1999; and his
brother, James, in 2003.


A memorial service will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church – Artesian, on
Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 11:00 am with Pastor Keith Brustuen officiating.
Prior to the memorial service, inurnment will be at Harlington Cemetery in
Waverly, at 9:30 am on Saturday. Procession from Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home
in Waverly to Harlington Cemetery will be at 9:15 am. Military Honors will be
conducted at the cemetery by the Waverly Area Veterans Honor Guard. Public
visitation will be held on Friday, December 5, 2014 from 4 to 7 pm, at the Kaiser-
Corson Funeral Home in Waverly. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to
the church or Waverly Area Veterans Post. Online condolences may be left at
www.kaisercorson.com. Kaiser-Corson - See more at: http://www.kaisercorson.
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September 2014
George "Raymond" Dewey, 88, of Waverly, Iowa, died Thursday,
September 11, 2014, at the Waverly Health Center in Waverly.

Raymond was born east of Janesville, Iowa, on March 16, 1926, the son of Leslie
and Stella (Cortright) Dewey. Raymond lived near Janesville until his seventh
grade, when his family moved to a farm north of Waverly. He graduated from
Waverly High School in 1944. In October of 1944, Raymond was drafted into the
U.S. Navy. He served the majority of his service career on a destroyer, "The U.S.
S. Rowan," near Japan. He was honorably discharged in March of 1946. In
February of 1949, Raymond joined Eastern Iowa Breeders Association and
moved to Northwood, Iowa. On June 5th of 1949, Raymond was united in
marriage to Emelda Harms at First Lutheran Church in Waterloo. The couple
returned to Waverly in 1950, where Raymond continued in the breeding business
for 25 years. In 1973, following 25 years of self-employment, he worked as
Deputy Assessor of Bremer County retiring in 1988. After retiring Raymond
worked part time at Wal Mart from 1993 to 2008.

Raymond was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Waverly, Joe W.
Cretzmeyer VFW Post #2208, Waverly American Legion Post #176, and in 1967,
Raymond received an Honorary Lifetime Membership from the Waverly F.F.A.
chapter. He enjoyed woodworking, playing cards, and later in life traveling with his
wife, Emelda. Raymond's greatest enjoyment, however, was spending time with
his children and grandchildren.

Raymond is survived by: two daughters, Kathleen (Steve) Buhr of Sumner, and
Linda (Carl) Johnson of Charles City; one son, Martin (Olga) Dewey of Minooka,
Illinois; seven grandchildren, Todd (Michelle) Buhr, Tom (Lori) Buhr, Aaron
Nelson, Rae Lynne (Justin) Chase, Carissa (Clint Croy) Nelson, Slavik Symko,
and Stas Symko; five great grandchildren, Taylor Buhr, Caden Buhr, Xander
Chase, Saeli Chase, and Isaac Croy; a brother, Jack Dewey of Antioch,
Tennessee; two brothers-in-law, Martin Harms of Waterloo and Melvin Harms of
Cedar Falls; and two sisters-in-law, Audrey Dewey and Evelyn Dewey both of
Waverly. He is preceded in death by: his parents; his wife; son, Clayton Dewey;
daughter, Marilyn Dewey; four brothers, Charles "Chuck", Rolland, Everett "Bill",
and Floyd "Dean" Dewey; and a sister, Ethlyn Harms.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, September 15, at St. Paul
Lutheran Church in Waverly, with Pastor Curt Schneider officiating. Burial will
follow in Harlington Cemetery in Waverly with the Waverly Area Veteran Groups
giving honors. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday,
September 14, at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly and one hour prior
to services at the church. Memorials may be directed to Ray's family, to be
divided among several organizations and on-line condolences may be left at www.
kaisercorson.com. - See more at: http://www.kaisercorson.com

LaVern L. "Pete" Scharnhorst, 94, of Waverly, Iowa, died early
Sunday morning, September 28, 2014, at Bartels Lutheran Retirement
Community from complications of congestive heart failure.

LaVern was born on December 5, 1919, in Waverly, Iowa, the son of William and
Emma (Winkelman) Scharnhorst. He was baptized on January 1, 1920 and
confirmed on March 25, 1934, at St. John Lutheran Church – Western Douglas.
LaVern grew up on a farm north of Waverly where he lived for 60 years, and
where his son William and Kathy live now. He attended country school at Polk #3
through the 8th grade. Following his schooling he followed his Dad's farming
likes, doing custom corn shelling and milking cows, until he entered the U.S. Army
on January 5, 1943, during WWII. He served for three years in New Guinea,
Australia and Manila as a heavy truck driver/rifle marksman. LaVern was
honorably discharged on January 26, 1946, and returned home to continue his
passion of farming. On November 24, 1946, he was united in marriage to Marion
Boeckmann at St. John's Lutheran Church – Siegel. The couple remained on the
farm until January of 1979, when they moved into Waverly.

LaVern was a faithful member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Waverly and a
lifetime member of the V.F.W. Post #2208. He was a dedicated farmer who loved
his work. A Farmall "H" was his first tractor, which still runs today. In his retirement
years, Pete has enjoyed camping, fishing, playing cards, visiting with friends and
neighbors and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Pete drove his pick-up truck daily to the family farm, making several trips a day.
He dearly loved to ride in the Combine (watching the field monitor) and enjoyed
his trips taken in the Semi. He loved driving his truck to watch the crops grow and
also to check on his family which he loved and enjoyed helping them out in any
way he could. Pete was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Marion of Waverly, Iowa; his three
children and their spouses, Dianne (Gary) Wendel of Waverly, William "Bill"
(Kathy) Scharnhorst of rural Waverly; Brenda Rodenbeck (Larry Berger) of Shell
Rock; 5 grandchildren, JoLynne (Bob) Etscheidt, John (Amy) Wendel, Andrew
(Britnee) Scharnhorst, Adam (Becky) Scharnhorst, Amanda Rodenbeck; 6 great
grandchildren, Amber and Aaron Etscheidt, Cole, Reed and Kate Scharnhorst,
Lena Scharnhorst; and a brother, Wilbert Scharnhorst of Waterloo. LaVern was
preceded in death by his parents; three great grandchildren, Kate, Emily, Sara
Etscheidt; brother, Herbert Scharnhorst; two sisters, Viola Busse and Norma
Luhring.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at St.
Paul's Lutheran Church in Waverly, with Pastor Curt Schneider officiating. Burial
will be in Harlington Cemetery in Waverly, with military graveside rites conducted
by the Waverly Area Veterans Post Honor Guard. Public visitation will be held on
Friday, October 3rd from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Kaiser-Corson Funeral
Home in Waverly and also for an hour prior to service on Saturday at the church.
Memorials may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice or donors choice . Online
condolences for LaVern's family may be left at www.kaisercorson.com. - See more
at: http://www.kaisercorson.com

May 2014

Willard "Bud" Fred Acker,  88, of Waverly, Iowa, passed away on
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Unity Point Health-Allen Memorial Hospital in
Waterloo, Iowa.

Willard was born on March 12, 1926, the son of Fritz and Luella (Wentworth)
Acker in rural Waverly. He attended Briden Country School through the 8th
grade. He entered the United States Army on December 1, 1944, and served
honorably until his discharge on November 16, 1946. On July 21, 1950, he was
united in marriage to Ninabel Catherine Porter in Albert Lea, Minnesota. The
couple made their home in Aplington, Iowa and in 1963, they moved to Waverly,
Iowa. Bud was a longtime heavy equipment operator in the area and was a
member of Local #234 Operating Engineers. He retired from Rampart Corp in
Waterloo in 1990. Ninabel passed away in 2009, and Bud continued to live on the
farm.

Bud was a member of the Acker Matthias American Legion Post #653 of Denver,
Iowa, and the Waverly V.F.W. In his younger years, Bud was a volunteer
firefighter for the Waverly Fire Department. He and Ninabel enjoyed socializing
with their friends at the Waverly Sale Barn for many years. He enjoyed playing 31
and cribbage with family and friends.

Survivors are his daughter, Linda (Duane) Reints of Clarksville, Iowa; son, David
(Becky) Acker of Waverly, Iowa; step sons, Marvin (Carol) DeGroote of Arlington,
Texas, Thomas (Julie) DeGroote of Waterloo, and George (Susan) DeGroote of
Cedar Falls; 4 grandchildren, Chad Reints, Tessa Reints, Jill (Jason) Marshall,
and Kara Acker; 3 great grandchildren, Madison and John Reints, and Jaxon
Marshall; 7 step grandchildren and 15 step great and great-great grandchildren,
a sister-in-law Betty Spurbeck and three nephews; Gerald, Gary and James
Acker. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ninabel on April 26,
2009, son, Ronald Acker in 1975, sister, Regina in infancy and brother, Merlin
Acker in 2004.

Ralph Mehmen 92, of Waverly, died Saturday, May 10, at the Shell Rock
Healthcare Center, Shell Rock, of natural causes.

He was born Nov. 8, 1921, near Parkersburg, son of George and Bena Arenholz
Mehmen. On Sept. 26, 1948, he married Jeanette M. Miller at the Little Brown
Church, Nashua; she died Dec. 1, 2012.

A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, Ralph worked in the foundry at John Deere
Waterloo Tractor Works, retiring in 1953 for health reasons. He then started
working at Schield Bantam Plant (now Terex) until 1958, along with working part
time for Dillavou Oil Co., starting there full time in 1958. In 1976 he became a
custodian/deliveryman for the Waverly-Shell Rock School System and also
operated a lawn care and snow removal business. He was a member of St. John
Lutheran Church, Waverly.

Survived by: a son, Craig (Mardelle) of Waverly; three grandchildren; seven great-
grandchildren; and a brother, James (Jan) of Waverly.

Preceded in death by: his parents; a great-granddaughter; and three sisters,
Berdine Liermann, Gertrude Krull and Carrie Wedeking.


April 2014

Charlie Spurbeck, 66, passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Taylor
House in Des Moines, IA surrounded by his loving family.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at
Ankeny First United Methodist Church with Reverend Martha Ward officiating.
The family will greet friends one hour prior to services. Military Honors will be
conducted by the Albaugh-McGovern American Legion Post #42.

Charles John Spurbeck was born May 3, 1947 to Herschel and Betty Spurbeck in
Waverly, Iowa.
He was Baptised and Confirmed at the First Methodist Church. Charles attended
Waverly Schools and Hawkeye Tech in Waterloo, Iowa. He served in The United
States Navy from April 1967 to July 1971, during which time he served on two
tours in Vietnam aboard the U.S.S. Pluck an ocean-going minesweeper. He
married Joyce Spree on December 20, 1967 and to this marriage two children
were welcomed, Matthew Spurbeck on June 22, 1973 and daughter, Monica
Spurbeck on January 22, 1975. Throughout his life he enjoyed fishing,
boyscouts, bowling and coaching his son and daughter's ball teams. He also
enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports and loved being with his family.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Joyce Spurbeck of Ankeny, IA; son Matthew
Spurbeck of Ankeny, IA; daughter, Monica (Jim) Spurbeck Sutter of Urbandale, IA;
grandchildren: Cole Spurbeck, Kaylee Spurbeck, Mason Sutter, Logan Sutter,
and his mother, Betty Spurbeck.

March 2014

Melvin Brown 83, of Waverly, died Thursday, March 20, 2014, at ManorCare
Health Services in Waterloo, Iowa.

Melvin was born December 5, 1930, in Appleton, Minnesota, the son of Verland
and Verbena (Adelmund) Brown. He graduated from Parkersburg High School in
May of 1948. Immediately after graduation, at the age of 17, he enlisted in the
Navy. He served 4 years and also served in Korea for 13 months in 1950 and
1951. He was honorably discharged in June of 1952 and returned to his parents'
home in Clarksville, Iowa. Melvin was united in marriage to Kay F. Voss on August
12, 1956, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Clarksville. They made their home in
Waverly, Iowa where Melvin was a supervisor at Shield Bantam, now known as
Terex. He retired on January 1, 1993 after 36 years of service at Bantam. Kay
passed away in 2009, and Melvin continued to live at home.

Melvin was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Waverly and a life member
of VFW Post 2208. He also was a member of the Waverly Special Police for many
years. He enjoyed playing ball, bowling, golfing, hunting and fishing in Canada
where he spent one week per year for 34 years. He especially enjoyed spending
time with his wife, children and grandchildren.

Melvin is survived by two sons; Lance (Tammy) Brown of Las Vegas, Nevada,
Scott Brown of Waverly, three daughters; Kathy (Lou) Staudt of Shell Rock, Kelly
(Kevin) Sutton of Waverly, Kristi (Ty) Schuler of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 13
grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 3 step great grandchildren, two brothers;
Verland (Velda) Brown of Aurora, Illinois, Wayne (Alice) Brown of Waverly, two
sisters; Dixie (Jim) Lynch of Waverly, Janice (Keith) Berger of Clarksville. He is
preceded in death by his parents, wife Kay, one sister; Kathleen Eliason, two
brothers; Dr. Harold Brown and Laverne Brown, one grandson; Jonathan
Goddard. -


February 2014

Harold W. Abbas, 94, of Marshalltown and formerly from Janesville, Iowa
passed away on Monday, February 10, 2014 at the VA Home in Marshalltown.

Harold William Abbas was born on October 5, 1919, the son of George and Tillie
(Lohse) Abbas in Ackley, Iowa. He graduated from Hudson High School. He then
worked in the box factory in Waterloo. In 1941, he was drafted by the US Army,
serving during WW II until his discharge in 1945. On April 8, 1942, he was united
in marriage to Verna Weatherman in Marshalltown, Iowa. Harold worked for John
Deere and then in the implement business for several years in various
communities. He was then employed by Nestle in Waverly, before owning and
operating a restaurant in Union. He retired and moved to Florida where he held
different odd jobs.

He was a member Janesville American Legion and Past commander of the VFW
in Eldora. Harold enjoyed fishing, making cypress clocks and repairing them,
attending auctions, Polka music, dancing, feeding birds and making Christmas
Balls with lights.

Survivors are his two sons, Gary (Bea) Abbas of Long Grove, Iowa and Rod (Sue
Strohecker) of Iron River, Wisconsin; daughter, Judy Pratt of Waterloo, Iowa; 8
grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. He was
preceded in death by his parents and sister, Helen Bjork. -


October 2013

Ralph W. Juhl, 94, of Waverly, Iowa, died on October 11, 2013 at Bartels
Skilled Care and Rehabilitation Center. Ralph was born on April 12, 1919, in rural
Plainfield in Bremer County, Iowa, the son of Anker P. and Olive M. (Wilson) Juhl.
He was baptized and confirmed in the Plainfield Methodist Church, transferring his
membership to Trinity United Methodist Church in 1959. He graduated from the
Waverly High School in 1937. Following his schooling Ralph helped his father on
the family farm before entering the U.S. Army on January 15, 1941. Ralph served
with the second and fourth Armored Infantry Battalion during WWII under the
command of General Patton. He was wounded in action and was transferred from
a hospital in Europe back to the United States. Ralph was honorably discharged
on September 21, 1945, and was awarded the Purple Heart, Combat Infantry
Badge, American Defense Service Medal, and The European-African-Middle
Eastern Service Medal. Ralph and Lavon R. (Ormston) were acquaintances
before the war and once Ralph returned home the couple started dating. On June
9, 1946, they were united in marriage at the Evangelical Church in Waverly. The
couple made their home in Waverly. In December 1949 Ralph and his brother-in-
law, Merwyn Whitney, started the Whitney-Juhl Ford Tractor Company, which
operated until 1977. From 1968-1988, Ralph served on the Bremer County Board
of Supervisors. In 1987, Ralph began working with McKee Realtors in Waverly
until retiring in 2007. Ralph was an active and faithful member of Trinity United
Methodist Church in Waverly. He was also active in many facets of the
community, local government and veterans groups. He was a life member of the
AMVETS, American Legion and V.F.W. posts in Waverly. Ralph was a past State
Commander of the Iowa AMVETS, past President of Iowa Association of Counties
and past President of the Waverly Chamber of Commerce and a member of
Rotary for many years. In his spare time he enjoyed traveling, fishing, working
and making lists of "projects" to keep his six children and their spouses busy. We
can't forget that driving to and from coffee twice a day with his coffee buddies
kept Ralph "occupied and busy" in the years since retirement, as did giving
driving tours of his beloved town of Waverly. Ralph is survived by his wife of 67
years, Lavon Juhl of Waverly; six children, Peggy (Randy) Rogers of Soldotna,
Alaska, Jim (Claudia) Juhl of Montrose, Colorado, Tom (Cindy) Juhl of Norwalk,
Iowa, Sue Juhl of Bigfork, Montana, Bob (Lindee) Juhl of Janesville, and Jan
(Steve) Bartlett of Waverly; 11 grandchildren, Katie(Billy) Dawley, Chad (Allissa)
Bartlett, Jessica (Paul) Dane, Jenny Rogers, Shannon (Jayakar Oguri) Juhl, Jamie
Bartlett Zedeker, Jarred (Karla) Juhl, Grant Juhl, Tiffany Juhl, Doug Juhl, and
Valerie Juhl and 11 great grandchildren. He is also survived by sister, Marjorie
Reinhardt, Waverly, brother, Arnie (Ruth) Juhl, Cedar Rapids, and sister-in-law,
Norma Juhl, Storm Lake. He was preceded in death by his parents, Anker and
Olive Juhl, one brother, Lester Juhl, sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and
Merwyn Whitney and brother-in-law Bob Reinhardt. Funeral services will be held
on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church
in Waverly with Pastor Deborah Wise officiating. Visitation will be held on Monday
from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home, Waverly. Burial
with Military Rites conducted by the Waverly Amvets Post #79 will be held in
Harlington Cemetery, Waverly. In Lieu of Flowers memorials may be directed to
Bartels Skilled Care and Rehabilitation, Cedar Valley Hospice, and Waterloo
Honor Flight



June 2013

John Edward McDonald
John was a VFW memeber
John Edward McDonald, 80, of Waverly, died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Allen
Memorial Hospital in Waterloo.

John was born June 25, 1932, the son of Earl D. and Marie (Fritz) McDonald in
Horton, Iowa. John graduated from Waverly High School, was a veteran of the U.
S. Navy, and a graduate of Universal Trade School in Omaha. In 1958, he was
united in marriage to Donna Lou Foss. They operated McDonald Refrigeration in
Waverly for 25 years. He most recently worked as a driver for Jerry Roling Motors
in Waverly.

Over the years, John has been very active with the outdoors; hunting and fishing
being his greatest passions.

John is survived by his companion of many years, Barb Fettkether; three
daughters, Kathleen (Randall) McDonald-Schroeder of Coralville, Iowa, Liz (Jody)
Elliott of Perry, Iowa and Kelly (Tim) North of Shakopee, Minnesota; two sons, Bill
(Cheri) McDonald of Centerville, Iowa, and Mike (Terri) McDonald of Raymond,
Iowa; 11 grandchildren, Nicole Fruendt, Adrian Elliott, Natalie Elliott, Madelaine
(Caleb) Hornsby, Samuel Elliott, Samantha North, Joshua North, Santana
McDonald, Austin McDonald, Brittany McGuire and Katelyn McGuire; 1 great
grandchild, Brianna Fruendt; three sisters, Mary Jean Safrenk of Omaha,
Nebraska, Edith Rankin of Marshalltown, Iowa, Ann (Tom) Murphy of Minneapolis,
Minnesota; half-brother, Rich Eggleston of Waverly. He is preceded in death by
his wife, Donna, step-sisters, Vernetta Krueger and Neva Jean Welter; two
brothers-in-law, Don Rankin and Lou Safrenk; and a half sister-in-law, Deb
Eggleston.

Celebration of Life Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 15,
2013, at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly. The family will greet friends
from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may
be directed to the family and on-line condolences may be left at www.
kaisercorson.com

March 2013

Robert Aaron Tegtmeier
Bob was a life VFW member
Robert Aaron Tegtmeier, born Dec. 13, 1926, died peacefully in his sleep in the
early morning hours of March 14, 2013 at the Iowa Veterans Home in
Marshalltown.
Bob was a long time resident of Waverly, born to Aaron and Christine Tegtmeier.
He entered the Navy shortly after graduation and served for two years.
He was united in marriage to Betty Bannister on Dec. 5, 1947 and they became
the parents of three sons. Bob worked as a tool designer and as a commodity
broker. He and Betty retired in the early 90s and spent 10 years travelling the
country, having a lot of fun and making friends along the way. They returned to
Waverly to live in 2003. Betty died in 2005 and Bob was lost without her. Bob
entered the Vet's home in December 2008.
Bob is survived by his sons, Randy (Jan) of Apopka, Fla. and Jeff (Roz) of Omaha
and a daughter-in-law, Janna Tegtmeier of Bartlesville, Okla. He is also survived
by two grandchildren Cole, (Annette) of Waverly and Brooke (Jeff Wilson) of
Phoenix; four great grandchildren who love "Bumpa"; two sisters-in-law and many
nieces and nephews.
Bob was preceded in death by his wife; his son, Rick in 2004; brother, Jack in
WWII; and his sister Dorothy.
The family will gather this summer to celebrate Bob's life. Memorials may be
directed to the Waverly Area Veterans Post. - See more at: http://www.legacy.
com/obituaries/waverlydemocrat/obituary.

May 2013

Dennis Albrecht
Denny was a VFW Life Member
Dennis Wayne "Denny" Albrecht, 64, of Waverly, Iowa, died Thursday morning,
May 30, 2013, at the Waverly Health Care Center from complications of cancer.
Denny was born on October 1, 1948, in Waverly, Iowa, the son of Harley W. and
Eileen J. (Hennings) Albrecht. He was baptized on November 21, 1948 and
confirmed on March 22, 1964 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Waverly. Denny
attended the Waverly school system, graduating in 1968 from the Waverly-Shell
Rock High School. Following his schooling, Denny entered the U.S. Army on
December 27, 1968, during the Vietnam War. Denny served with the 1st Infantry
Division and was wounded in 1969. Denny received several decorations and
medals including the Purple Heart. Following his honorable discharge on
December 30, 1969, he returned back to Waverly. He then attended Hawkeye
Institute of Technology where he studied Architectural Drawing. On September 5,
1971, Denny was united in marriage to Marilyn Homeister at St. Paul's Lutheran
Church in Waverly. The couple made their home in Waverly, where Denny farmed
and worked for several construction companies including, Carver Lumber
Company, Larry Mehmen and Jim Hannan Construction both in Denver, Sun
Masonry in Waverly, Modern Builders in Janesville, and worked for a firm in Des
Moines before starting his career on December 1985 with Ramker Construction &
Supply Company in Waverly, where he took great pride as a finish carpenter.
While working at Ramkers, Denny also began farming his parents Century Farm
S.E. of Waverly in 1990. Because of ill health, Denny retired in July of 2012. He
was a longtime member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Waverly. In his spare
time Denny enjoyed garage sales, antiques, and riding horses. He was a member
of the Dairy Spot Trail Riders, serving on their board for several years. Denny
really loved spending time with his wife, children and most of all his four
grandchildren. Denny is survived by his loving wife of over 41 year, Marilyn
Albrecht of Waverly; his daughter, Heather (David) Torson of Sycamore, Illinois;
his son, Tim (Rachel) Albrecht of Waverly, Iowa; four grandchildren, Emmalee
and Lillee Torson, Dylan and Victoria Albrecht; one brother, Gary (Carla) Albrecht
of Iowa Falls, Iowa; one sister, Nanci (Neal) Schrader of Fairview, Texas. He is
also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law and
a host of friends. Denny was preceded in death by his parents, Eileen in 1999
and Harley in 2003. Celebration of Life services will be held on Monday, June 3,
2013 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Waverly, with Pastor Curt
Schneider officiating. Public visitation will be held on Sunday, June 2nd from 4:00
p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly and also for
an hour prior to services on Monday at the church. Burial will be held at a later
date at Harlington Cemetery in Waverly, with military honors conducted by the
Waverly Area Veterans Honor Guard. Memorials may be directed to the family.
Online condolences for Denny's family may be left at www.kaisercorson.com.
Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is assisting the family. 352-1187.


December 2012

Harold James Behrens

Harold James Behrens, 89, of Waverly, Iowa, died on Wednesday
evening, December 19, 2012, at the Waverly Health Center of natural causes.
Harold was born on June 2, 1923, in Waverly, Iowa, the son of James "Jim" and
Grace (Head) Behrens. Harold was baptized and confirmed on January 1, 1936 at
the First Methodist Church (now Trinity United Methodist) in Waverly. He was a
graduate of Waverly High School and was a veteran of the United States Navy
serving during WWII, December 27, 1940 until he was honorably discharged on
May 26, 1946. On June 1, 1947, Harold was united in marriage to Elda Grace
DeBoer at Unity Presbyterian Church – rural Clarksville, Iowa. Harold worked for
Scott's Welding in 1946, Schield Bantam 1947-1948, Behrens Brother's
Excavating 1948-1950 in Northfield, Minnesota, self-employed excavating 1950-
1962, was a mechanic for the City of Waverly in 1962, Welder in Experimental
Department at Bantam/Koehring 1964-1984, and from 1970-2009 was owner-
operator of Behrens Gun Shop in Waverly. On May 25, 2012, Harold became a
resident of skilled nursing at the Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community and on
July 6th became a full-time resident at Bartels. Harold was a member of Trinity
United Methodist Church in Waverly. Faith was very important to Harold and while
at Bartels he enjoyed attending Sunday services at the Good Shepherd Chapel.
He was a longtime member of the V.F.W. Post 2208 and Masonic Lodge #116
both in Waverly. In his spare time Harold enjoyed, hunting, fishing, trap shooting,
motorcycles, guns and working in his garage. Harold dearly cherished spending
time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Harold is survived by his loving
wife of over 65 years, Elda Behrens of Waverly; his three daughters and their
husbands, Gloria (Tom) Sickles of Readlyn, Barb (Tony) Abdalla of Ft. Worth,
Texas, Mary (Scott) Cullinan of Clear Lake, Iowa; one son and his wife, Allen
(Nancy) Behrens of Hudson, Illinois; 13 grandchildren, Chad (Stacy) Sickles,
Jennifer (Mark) Koepke, James Sickles, Daniel (Jennifer) Abdalla, Todd Abdalla,
Andrew (Amy) Behrens, Lisa (Kevin) Earnest, Bradley Behrens, Brian Behrens,
Jacqueline Poole, Amanda Poole, Dalton Cullinan and Kiana Cullinan; 8 great
grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Hosey of Jacksonville, Florida. Harold was
preceded in death by his parents, James (Jim) and Grace Behrens; one sister,
Naomi Brockway and a brother, Robert (Bob) Behrens. Celebration of Life
Services will be held on Monday, December 24, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at the Good
Shepherd Chapel – Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community in Waverly, with
Pastor Allen Bidne officiating. Burial will be in Harlington Cemetery in Waverly on
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. with military honors conducted by
Waverly Area Veterans Post and honors by the Patriot Guard Riders of Iowa.
Public visitation will be held on Sunday, December 23, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:
00 p.m.at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly and also for an hour prior to
services on Monday at the Good Shepherd Chapel at Bartels. Memorials may be
directed to Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community or Waverly Area Veterans
Post (V.F.W.) building fund. Online condolences for Harold may be left at www.
kaisercorson.com.


November 2012

October 2012

John Robert Wild, 68, of Waverly, Iowa, died Tuesday evening, October
30, 2012, at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

John was born on June 16, 1944, in Kansas City, Kansas, the son of Carroll H.
and Dorothy J. (Rath) Wild. John grew up in Allison, Iowa, later moving to
Waverly, where he graduated from the Waverly-Shell Rock High School in 1962.
On February 3, 1967, John was united in marriage to Virginia Elaine Franks at
the Methodist Church in Waterloo. John then entered the U.S. Navy during the
Vietnam War, where he served as a naval aviation repairman. Following his
honorable discharge, John returned home and purchased his own truck where he
hauled grain for several years before selling his truck and going to work for the
Kruss Trucking Company and then Solar Transportation based out of Des
Moines. Virginia died on January 9, 2007, and John continued to make his home
in Waverly.

John was a life member of the Waverly Amvets Post #79.

John is survived by his son; Anthony W. (Sarah) Wild of Missouri; two
grandchildren, Piper Haley Wild and Apollo Justice Wild; one brother, William
(Kathi) Wild of Decorah, Iowa; two brothers-in-law, Edward Franks of Woodward,
Iowa, Mark (Kerri) Franks of Cedar Falls, Iowa; his dear friends, Ray and Mary
Heinrich of Waukesha, Wisconsin; and all his many friends. John was preceded in
death by his parents, Judge Carroll Wild on 11/7/1997, and Dorothy J. Wild on
11/17/2006; and his mother and father-in-law, Vi and John Franks.

There will be a Celebration of Life gathering held on Friday, November 2, 2012,
from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the V.F.W. Post #2208 in Waverly. John's wishes
were to be cremated and private family burial of his cremains will be at Harlington
Cemetery in Waverly, with military honors by the Waverly Veterans Group.
Memorials may be directed to the Waverly Area Veterans Post Building Fund.
Online condolences for John's family may be left at www.kaisercorson.com. Kaiser-
Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is assisting the family. 319-352-1187.

Marvin Lee "Bud" Nolte, 78, of Waverly, died Saturday, October 6th
2012, at the Waverly Health Center, in Waverly, Iowa.

Bud was born on August, 28, 1934, in Waverly, the son of William and Helen
(Arns) Nolte. He was baptized on November 27, 1934, and confirmed on October
28, 1945, both at the First Evangelical Church in Waverly. He attended grades
one through six at Lincoln School in Waverly, and grades seven through 12 at
Waverly High School, graduating in 1952. Bud served in the Iowa National Guard
from 1951 to 1954. Following graduation, he worked at Waverly Motor Company
until 1954, when he entered the United States Army. Following an honorable
discharge from the Army in 1957, Bud resumed working at Waverly Motor
Company, until 1960. He then worked at Bud & Lloyds until 1965, Bud & Bobs
until 1971, and then Dorfman Auto supply as store manager until 1991. He
completed his career at Dorfman Machine Shop, working as a salesman, and
retiring in 1997. Following retirement, Bud worked part-time 10 years in the
maintenance department of the Waverly Golf Course.

On November 9, 1957, Bud was united in marriage to Dorothy Jean Korte, at St.
John Lutheran Church, in Waverly, Iowa. Bud and Dorothy made their home in
Waverly, where they raised their family.

Bud was a member and trustee at St. John Lutheran Church, and a member, Post
Commander, and Chairman at Waverly AMVETS Post 79. His hobbies included
bowling, fishing, playing pool, traveling, camping, golf, and especially teaching his
grandchildren to play cribbage.

Bud's memory is honored by his wife, Dorothy; three sons, Steven Nolte of
Waverly, Iowa, Jeffrey (Gina) Nolte of La Junta, Colorado, and Douglas (Therese)
Nolte of Waverly, Iowa; one sister Marlene (Darrel) Hoppenworth of Waverly,
Iowa; and six grandchildren, Kelsey, Adam, and Danika Nolte, and Anne, Joseph
and Noah Evans. Bud was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Reva
Kirchman.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 am, on Thursday, October 11, at St. John
Lutheran Church in Waverly, with Pastor Matthew Versemann officiating.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at the Kaiser-Corson
Funeral Home in Waverly, where the family will greet friends from 4:00 pm to 7:00
pm. Burial will follow at Harlington Cemetery in Waverly. Memorials may be
directed to Cedar Valley Hospice or St. John Lutheran Church. Online
condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com.

Richard Leon "Rick" Kromminga, age 62, of Shell Rock, died Friday,
October 5th, 2012, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo.

Rick was born on January 3, 1950, in Aplington, Iowa, the son of Everett and
Donna (Dirkson) Kromminga. He attended elementary and junior high school in
Ackley before moving to Clarksville where he graduated from the Clarksville High
School in 1968. In February of 1969, Rick entered the United States Army where
he served two tours in Vietnam and one in Germany. Rick was honorably
discharged in October of 1971 and he returned to Clarksville and went to work for
Bantam Crane in Waverly. Rick then attended Hawkeye Community College
Horticulture program from 1975 to 1977. In 1977, he moved to Muscatine where
he worked for the City and also for a Davenport landscaping company. On July
25, 1980, Rick was united in marriage to Susan Cuvelier at the United Methodist
Church in Shell Rock. The couple made their home in Clarksville and Rick worked
for the Greene rendering plant until 1984, when he went to work for Croell Redi
Mix. In 1994, Rick became a full time rural carrier for the Waverly and Shell Rock
United States Post offices and in 1985, Rick and Sue Moved to Shell Rock. He
worked as a rural carrier until February of 2012, when he was forced to retire due
to his failing health.

Rick was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Waverly, Shell Rock
American Legion, Waverly AMVETS, and Rural mail Carriers Association. His
enjoyments included fishing, hunting, golfing, and playing horse shoes; however,
what he enjoyed most was hanging out with his family and friends.

Rick's memory is honored by: his wife, Sue Kromminga of Shell Rock; a daughter,
Shea Kromminga of Shell Rock; a son, Tyson Kromminga of Cedar Falls; a
grandson, Boden Cuvelier Ott; his parents, Everett and Donna Kromminga of
Clarksville; a sister, Kathy (Galen) Gallmeyer of Clarksville; and two brothers, Jeff
(Alesia) Kromminga and Daryl Kromminga all of Clarksville. Rick was preceded in
death by a brother, Robert Kromminga in infancy.

Visitation will be held on Monday, October 8, at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home
in Waverly where the family will greet friends from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Funeral
services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9, at Trinity United
Methodist Church in Waverly with Pastors Deborah Coble-Wise and Realff
Ottesen officiating. Rick will then be cremated. Memorials may be directed to
either Waverly Area Veterans Post Building Project or Cedar Valley Hospice and
online condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com.

September 2012

Donald L. Strom, 87, of Shell Rock, Iowa, died Sunday evening, September
30, 2012, at the Waverly Health Center, Waverly, Iowa, of natural causes.
Don was born on April 29, 1925, in Waverly, Iowa, the son of Ivan and Irene
(Smith) Strom. Don attended the Waverly School System and following his
schooling, Don was drafted into the U.S. Army on September 18, 1943. Following
his honorable discharge on February 26, 1946, Don returned home to Waverly.
On May 28, 1948, Don was united in marriage to Ruth Catherine Zottnick at the
1st Baptist Church in Missoula, Montana. The couple made their home in Waverly
until 1955, when they purchased a home in Shell Rock. Don worked faithfully for
37 years at the Scheild-Bantam Company (now Terex), starting out as a
Custodian and finished in the Parts Department. Following his retirement from
Bantam, Don worked for 4 years as a security guard at Carnation (Nestles). Ruth
died on June 17, 2005, and Don continued to make his home in Shell Rock.
Don enjoyed the outdoors, spending time around camp fires, loved watching the
"Bald Eagles" and anything to do with nature. He looked forward to attending the
farmers market every week. He loved spending time with his family, especially his
grandchildren.
He is survived by his three daughters, Linda Lahr of Clarksville, Iowa, Debbie
(Wally) Smith of Ames, Iowa, Lisa Strom of Chatfield, Minnesota; three
grandchildren, Michelle (David) Pollock of Ankeny, Damion (Latoya) Strom of
Atlanta, Jennifer (Ryan) Bowers of Waukee; six great-grandchildren, Cole Pollock,
Genesis Fortner, Dai Strom, London Strom, Shannon Bowers, Alexa Bowers .
Don was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ruth; a daughter, Dona Sue;
three brothers, Roger, Duane, Bob; five sisters, Ellen, Mildred, Catherine, Carol
and Lola.
Memorial services will be held on Friday, October 5, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. at the
Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Shell Rock, with Pastor Bill Carpenter officiating.
Burial with military graveside rites will be held in Harlington Cemetery in Waverly.
There will be no public visitation as Don's body has been cremated. Memorials
may be directed to the family. Online condolences for Don's family may be left at
www.kaisercorson.com.

Richard "Dick" Gordon Smith, 79, of Denver, died Wednesday,
September 19, 2012, at his home in Denver.

Dick was born October 24, 1932, the son of William and Christine (Fouts) Smith in
Waterloo, Iowa. He attended East High School in Waterloo. On October 23, 1955,
he was united in marriage to Peggy Aikey at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.
He worked at Rath Packing until he was drafted into the Army. He served two
years during the Korean War and then returned to Rath's where he remained for
32 years. During that time he was also employed by John Deere for a short time.
Beginning in 1983, he worked for Medical Associates in maintenance until retiring
in 1995.

Dick was a faithful, long time member of Trinity Bible Church in Cedar Falls. He
enjoyed tinkering and fixing anything that was broken. He liked working on cars
and spending time outdoors.

Dick is survived by his wife, Peggy, of Denver; two sons, Todd (Jeanne) Smith of
Waverly and Tim (Sandie) Smith of Readlyn, two daughters; Terrie (Jerry) Dixon
of Cedar Falls and Toni Andersen of California, ten grandchildren; Zach Smith,
Eric McCool, Ashley McCool, Holly Schelle, Justin Schelle, Garrett Smith, Samuel
Smith, Sawyer Smith, Spencer Smith, and Paul Anderson, one great grandchild;
Emma Schelle, brother; Bill (Caral) Smith of Waterloo, sisters; Carla Pike of
Waterloo, Connie Tarr of California. He is preceded in death by his parents,
brothers; Kenny, Chuck, Dan and Victor Smith, sisters; Betty Platt, Marie Wielach,
Mary Smith and Deloris Smith.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 21, 2012, at
Trinity Bible Church in Cedar Falls with Pastor Mark Holton officiating. Burial will
be in the Washington Chapel Cemetery, rural Cedar Falls. Visitation will be from 4
p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 20, 2012, at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral
Home in Denver and for an hour prior to services Friday at the church. Memorials
may be directed to the church or Allen Hospice. On-line condolences may be left
at www.kaisercorson.com.

Melbourne "Mez" Austin, age 96, of Waverly, died Friday, September 7,
2012, at the Shell Rock Health Care Center in Shell Rock, Iowa.

Mez was born on July 11, 1916, in rural Shell Rock, Iowa, the son of Charles and
Martha (Ruth) Austin. He was raised in the Shell Rock area and graduated from
the Shell Rock High School in 1933. On October 10, 1938, Mez was united in
marriage to Olive Beine at the United Methodist Church in Charles City. During
his life Mez operated a filling station in Shell Rock, worked for Dorfman's Auto
Supply in Waverly, for Alan Electric and Supply in sales for the entire state of
Iowa, and as manager of Waverly Gravel and Ready Mix.

Mez was a member of Lions Club, Sons of AMVETS, VFW, and the 10 o'clock Hy
Vee Coffee Group. He enjoyed fishing, flying, baseball, playing cards, magic
tricks, telling jokes, and playing the stock market. Mez was also a pet lover, where
over the years he has had dogs, cats, goats, horses, and one guinea that
escaped from the exotic bird fair.

Mez's memory is honored by: his two sons, Charles (Linda) Austin of Waverly,
Iowa, and Richard (Patricia) Austin of Traverse City, Michigan; a daughter, Mary
Jane Austin of Waverly, Iowa; three grandchildren, Jennifer (Aaron) Kjar, Steve
(Marla) Austin, and Shannon (Rick) Payne; five great-grandchildren, Cole, Ethan,
and Megan Kjar, and Clare and Ellen Austin; and a brother, Frank (Marion)
Austin of Clarksville. Mez was preceded in death by: his parents; his wife, Olive on
March 11, 2008; and a brother, Jay Austin.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11th at the
Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly. Burial will follow at the Harlington
Cemetery in Waverly. Visitation will be held on Monday, September 10th at the
Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly where the family will greet friends from 4
to 7 p.m. Memorials may be directed to either Waverly Pet Rescue or Cedar
Valley Hospice and online condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com.

Francis L. Jones, 93, of Janesville, Iowa, died Saturday morning,
September 1, 2012, at the Denver Sunset Home, Denver, Iowa.

Francis was born on November 28, 1918, in Beatty, Arkansas, the son of Fay
Lewis and Nola Brooksie (Bohannan) Jones. He attended grade school in
Missouri and Arkansas and following his schooling he began farming. On July 22,
1939, he was united in marriage to Ruth M. Erbes at the Presbyterian Church in
Waverly. The couple made their home in Janesville, where they raised their
family. Francis continued farming, was an independent milk hauler and worked for
Royer Manufacturing. On March 29, 1944, Francis was inducted into the U.S.
Army, where he served his country during WWII with the 749th Field Artillery
Battalion. He was honorably discharged on January 14, 1946, and returned home
to his family in Janesville. On July 14, 1947, Francis went to work for Shield-
Bantam Company in Waverly for over 37 years, retiring on February 24, 1985.
Ruth died on July 25, 2005 and Francis remained in his home until December of
2005, when he became a resident of the Denver Sunset Home.

Francis was a faithful member of the Janesville United Methodist Church. He was
also a member and secretary for the Lions Club, Prairie Court Housing Addition,
and was a member of the Janesville American Legion Post #522. In his spare
time, Francis enjoyed camping, fishing, playing cards, and woodworking. But most
of all he loved spending time with his family, especially his grand and great
grandchildren.

He is survived by two daughters, Nola Woeste of Janesville, Janice (Harold)
Bowles of Heber Springs, Arkansas; one son, Alan (Linda) Jones of Cedar Falls;
eight grandchildren, Dr. Lori Woeste (James Kellogg) of Iowa City, Brad (Lori)
Woeste of Kenosha, Wisconsin, Amy (Steve) Albaugh of West Des Moines,
Lynette (Gary) Gerber of Quitman, Arkansas, Brent (Jodi) Bowles of Searcy,
Arkansas, Holli (Bill) Neil of Waterloo, Patrick (Jennifer) Jones of Channahon,
Illinois, Katie (Keith) Fleshner of Waterloo, Iowa; 18 great grandchildren; and 2
great great grandchildren. Francis was preceded in death by his parents; wife;
son-in-law, Marty Woeste, sisters, Veda Cook, Dorothy Churchill; brothers,
Raymond, Earl and Forrest in infancy; brothers-in-law, Ralph Cook, Winston
Churchill; sister-in-law, Ruby Jones and Jan Jones.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the
Janesville United Methodist Church, with Pastor Mary Schnepf and Pastor Larry
Stumme officiating. Burial will be held in the Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens
Cemetery, Cedar Falls, with military graveside rites conducted by Janesville
American Legion Post 522. Public visitation will be held on Monday, September
3rd from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly.
Memorials may be directed to Janesville United Methodist Church or the
Janesville Veterans Memorial Program. Online condolences for Francis's family
may be left at www.kaisercorson.com.

August 2012

Bernard James "Dink" Templeton, 85, of Waverly, Iowa, and formerly
of Nevada City, California, died on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, at Bartels
Lutheran Retirement Community of natural causes.
Dink was born on October 16, 1926, in San Francisco, California, the son of
Bernard Victor and Grace Pauline (Keyes) Templeton. He was baptized and
confirmed at St. Marks in San Francisco, California. Dink attended the Madison
Grammar School, Roosevelt Jr. High School and graduated from the Lincoln High
School in 1943, all in San Francisco. On September 18, 1944, Dink entered the U.
S. Navy, during WWII, where he served with the USS LSMR. Dink then took a
leave from the service and attended the University of California for 2 ½ years
before being called back to the U. S. Navy in 1950. Dink was honorably
discharged from the U.S. Navy on October 24, 1952. Dink then began working for
the Pacific Telephone Company in San Francisco, California. On October 13,
1962, Dink was united in marriage to Fern Gunderson at the Carmel-by-the Sea-
Wedding Chapel at the Highlands, Inn, Carmel, California. The couple made their
home in San Bruno, California for several years before moving to Nevada City,
California. Dink continued working for Pacific Telephone Company for over 20
years, until July 2, 1971, and then worked for the Foresthill Telephone Company
until July of 1981, retiring in 1982. The couple remained in California until they
purchased their home in Waverly in 2000, moving to Waverly in 2001, after their
home in California sold.
Dink was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Waverly and also a member
of the American Legion Post #176. While in California, he was the Fire Chief in
Foresthill, California for 6 years. In his spare time, Dink enjoyed playing the
keyboards and putting n-gauge train sets together.
Dink is survived by his wife, Fern Templeton of Waverly, Iowa; two step
daughters; Cheryl Cretser of Sacramento, California, Mary (Kirt) Maxwell of
California, several step grandchildren, step great grandchildren, nieces and
nephews, including Spencer and Val Holm of Waverly and Marsha and Reid
Koenig of Waverly. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 17, 2012, at St.
Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Waverly, Iowa, with Pastor Curt Schneider officiating.
Military services will be provided by the Waverly Area Veterans Group. There will
be no public visitation. Memorials may be directed to St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
Online condolences for Dink may be left at www.kaisercorson.com

Francis E. "Sonny" Flood, 77, of Janesville, died Thursday, August 2,
2012, at the Waverly Health Center in Waverly.

Sonny was born December 28, 1934, the son of Francis and Mary (Oleson) Flood
in Savage, Minnesota. He completed his schooling at Waverly-Shell Rock High
School. He entered the United States Marine Corps on July 31, 1953 and was
honorably discharged on July 30, 1956. Upon returning to the area he worked for
Drape Construction in Waverly. In January of 1959, he began working at
Carnation (Nestle) in Waverly. On September 15, 1959, he was united in
marriage to Valeria "Rita" (Stocks) at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Sonny
continued to work at Nestle for a total of 35 years, retiring in 1994.

Sonny enjoyed fishing, especially when traveling and camping in Minnesota. He
also enjoyed watching sports and collecting John Deere memorabilia. Attending
auctions was one of his favorite things to do; he was known to never come home
empty handed.

He is survived by his wife, Rita, of Janesville, two sons; Jim (Brooke) Flood of
Evansdale, and David (Danise) Flood of Janesville, four grandchildren; Jessica
Novak, Deanna Flood, Danni Harmon, and Jordan Carey, one sister; Dona
Franzen of Shell Rock. He is preceded in death by his parents, one daughter;
Terri Jo in 1963, one sister; Carol Williams.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 6, 2012, at Messiah
Lutheran Church in Janesville with burial to follow in Harlington Cemetery,
Waverly, with military honors conducted by the Waverly Veterans Group.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral
Home in Waverly and for an hour prior to services at the church on Monday.
Memorials may be directed to the family and on-line condolences may be left at
www.kaisercorson.com.
July 2012

Harley N. Jones, 84, of Waverly, Iowa and formerly of Shell Rock died on
Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at his home.

Harley was born on July 26, 1927, in Cedar Falls, Iowa, the son of Paul Norman
and Claire C. (Corwin) Jones. He was baptized and confirmed at the United
Methodist Church in Janesville. He graduated from Janesville High School in
1945. Following graduation he worked in the area and then in 1950, he entered
the United States Army. He was honorably discharged in 1952, after receiving
both the Bronze and Silver Star for his service in the Korean War. He was united
in marriage on September 21, 1952, to Darlene Florence Ranard at the Central
Christian Church in Waterloo. He farmed with his father near Shell Rock and then
had a portable mill in Shell Rock from 1956-1961. Harley worked for Iowa Public
Service (now MidAmerican Energy) from 1961 until his retirement in 1990. Harley
always enjoyed traveling, loved fixing things and was always willing to help others
with their projects.

He was a member of the Avery-Slight American Legion, Post #393 of Shell Rock
and the United Methodist Church in Shell Rock.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene of Waverly; son, Jerry (Leigh) Jones of
Sumter, South Carolina; son, Jeffrey (Marcy) Jones of Des Moines, Iowa; and a
daughter, Julia (Jeffrey) Leisinger of Waverly, Iowa; four grandchildren, Paula
Atkinson, Jenna Jones, Amanda (Daniel) Schildroth and Nicole (Patrick) Wagner;
three great grandchildren, Shelby Atkinson, Keenan Atkinson and Jayden Wilson;
a sister, Lois Brandos of Shell Rock, Iowa; a sister-in-law, Jodeen Worple of
Evansdale, Iowa; and his nieces and nephews. Harley was preceded in death by
his parents, and a brother-in-law, Roy Brandos.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2012, at the
Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly with Pastor Al Bidne officiating. Burial will
be held in the Riverside Cemetery in Shell Rock. Military Rites at the grave will be
conducted by the Avery-Slight American Legion Post #393 of Shell Rock.
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 27, 2012, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the
Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly. Memorials may be directed to Harley's
family or to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be left at
www.kaisercorson.com
May 2012

Alfred J. Ohlendorf, 90, of Waverly, Iowa, died on May 17, 2012, at the
Waverly Health Center, Waverly, Iowa, from heart complications.

Alfred was born on May 22, 1921, in Frederika Township, Bremer County, Iowa,
the son of Louie and Myrtle (Kaufmann) Ohlendorf. Alfred was baptized in June of
1921 at the Leroy Lutheran Church and attended country school in Tripoli and
the Bremer County areas. Following his schooling, Alfred helped his parent's farm
in the Bremer County area. On August 24, 1942, Alfred entered the U.S. Army,
where he served with the European Theater during World War II., as a machine
gunner on the Anti-Aircraft 531st organization. He fought five major battles in
which he received five bronze stars for the following battles; Omaha Beach,
Siegfried Line, Bulge Battle of Belgium, Roer River and the Rhine River. Alfred
was honorably discharged in October of 1945, and returned to the Bremer
County area. On June 9, 1946, Alfred was united in marriage to Irene Stafford at
the First Methodist Church in Waverly. He worked on the Great Western Railroad
from 1947 – 1948. Then he went to work for the Carnation Instant Company in
Waverly, retiring on June 1, 1983.

Alfred was a former member of the Joe W. Cretzmeyer V.F.W. Post #2208 in
Waverly and was also a member of the American Legion Post #79 in Waverly.

Alfred is survived by three daughters; Donna Shipp and special friend, Rick
Freese of Shell Rock, Clara Beard and her husband, Kenneth of Plainfield, Raea
Kelly of Waverly; six grandchildren, Teresa Bolin, Tammy Robbins, Bobbie Beard,
Angela Mohn, Adam Kelly, Angel Kelly; nine great grandchildren, Colton and
Skyler Shipp, Shelby, Shianna and Shayla Robbins, Levi and Ivan Wolfensperger,
Isabella and Allison Mohn; two step-grandchildren, Sue (Tom) Wardlow and Mike
Shipp. Alfred was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Irene; his daughter,
Betty Ohlendorf; his son-in-law, Gerald Shipp; his grandson, Jerry Lee Shipp; four
grandchildren as infants, Floyd Bolin Jr., Candy JoLynn Beard, April and Ryan
Kelly,; one brother, Edward Ohlendorf; and a half brother, Clarence Ohlendorf.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at
Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly, with Pastor Nathan Frazee officiating.
Burial with military honors conducted by the Waverly Area Veterans Group will be
in the Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Cedar Falls. Visitation will be
held on Tuesday, May 22nd from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Kaiser-Corson
Funeral Home in Waverly. Memorials may be directed to the American Heart
Association or Cedar Valley Hospice – Waverly office. Online condolences for
Alfred's family may be left at www.kaisercorson.com. 319-352-1187

John J. Hruza, 84, of Aitkin, Minn., formerly of Northfield, Minn., and
Waverly, died Wednesday, May 9, at Riverwood Health Care Center,
Aitkin.

He was born Nov. 7, 1927, in Lonsdale, Minn., son of Joseph and Phoebe
Dvorak Hruza. He married Clarice M. Robinson on Oct. 22, 1948, in
Northfield, Minn. She died in 1996.

He attended school and worked on the family farm. He then started
working for the Carnation Co. at the age of 15 and his career with them
spanned 45 years. He served in the U.S. Army from 1946 to 1951. He lived
in Northfield and worked for the Carnation Co. and in 1963 due to the
companies move to Iowa he also moved and made his home in Waverly
and continued working until his retirement in 1989. He moved to Aitkin,
Minn., in 2008. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post in Waverly.

April 2012

John (Russ) Solheim, WWII
age 90, of Waverly, died Thursday, April 12, 2012, at the Shell Rock Health
Care Center in Shell Rock, Iowa.

John Russell was born on June 21, 1921, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the
son of John O. and Ada Ione (Porter) Solheim. Russ spent his childhood in
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and at the Martin Luther Children's Home in
Stoughton, Wisconsin, where he worked on a large dairy farm. On May 4,
1924, he was baptized in Milwaukee and confirmed on May 2, 1937, at
Christ Lutheran Church in Stoughton Wisconsin. Russ graduated from
Stoughton High School in 1939. On December 27, 1943, Russell was
united in marriage to Aileen Hall in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Russ was in the
United States Air Force and served on the island of Saipan in the South
Pacific during WWII. Following his discharge from the service he
completed the last semester of agriculture college (military service
interrupted his schooling), and graduated in the spring of 1946, from the
University of Wisconsin. Russ taught vocational agriculture at Rice Lake
High School in Wisconsin for eight years. He then joined Doughboy Feed
Company in 1954 at New Richmond, Wisconsin. Russ served as a dairy
cattle specialist for seven years and was named general manager of the
Ames Iowa Division in 1960. The family lived in Boone, Iowa from 1960 to
1972. In 1974 he accepted a position as the Bremer County Extension
Director and his family moved to Waverly, Iowa. Russell retired in 1987.
Then he joined Roach Farms Inc., selling farms and other real estate.

Russ was an active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Waverly. He
participated in Bible studies, sang in the choir and served on the church
counsel. He was also involved in community and civic affairs. Hobbies
included fishing with his children, traveling, and golfing.

Russ is survived by a daughter, Virginia (Tom ) Halliwell of Hayden Lake,
Idaho; six sons, Richard (Lynn) Solheim of Littleton, Colorado, Chuck
(Tina) Solheim of Davenport, Iowa, Dennis (Melba) Solheim of Inverness,
Illinois, David (Jean) Solheim of Alexandria, Minnesota, Kenneth Solheim
of Phoenix, Arizona, and Keith Solheim of Bremerton, Washington; eleven
grandchildren, Chris, Sarah, Ben, Joshua, Rachel, Allissa, Melea, Andrea,
Shane, Brian and Stephanie; and fourteen great- grandchildren. He was
preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Aileen on March 14, 2008; a
grandson, Timothy Keith Solheim on January 28, 1994; two sisters, Alice
and Dolores; and two brothers, Carl and Vernon.

March 2012

Royal George Hazlitt, WWII
Royal was born on January 6, 1929 and passed away on Thursday, March
8, 2012. Royal was a resident of Stockton, California.


Raymond F. Buchholz, WWII Tripoli VFW
90, of Denver, Iowa passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2012 at his
grandson's residence in Evansdale, Iowa.
Raymond Frederick Buchholz was born on February 19, 1922, the son of
Fred J. and Adele (Drape) Buchholz in rural Tripoli, Iowa. He attended
Warren #9 country school up to the 8th grade. He then worked on the farm
with his parents. He entered the US Army in January 5, 1943, serving with
the 3818th Quartermaster Gas Supply in New Guinea. On February 7,
1943, he was united in marriage to Lucille R. Lorenz at Trinity American
Lutheran Church in Waterloo. Ray continued with the Army until his
discharge on January 8, 1946. Following the service he worked at John
Deere for a year and in 1948 starting farming the farmstead in rural
Waverly. In 1973, he retired from farming and the couple moved into
Denver. Raymond was then employed at CMC construction in Waterloo for
5 years and then worked for the City of Denver for 5 years.
He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ – Siegel in rural
Waverly; American Legion Post of Denver and the VFW of Tripoli.
Raymond enjoyed fishing, playing cards and being with his friends.

Survivors are his son, Richard (Elaine) Buchholz of Denver, Iowa; daughter,
Diane (Jim) Peters of Waterloo, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Darin
Buchholz, Nathan Buchholz, Jamie Peters, Christopher Peters, Danielle
Peters, Jonathan Peters and Dominic Peters; and twelve great
grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his wife,
Lucille Buchholz on February 12, 2003.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 10:30 am at St.
John's United Church of Christ – Siegel rural Waverly with Pastor Eugene
Walther officiating. Burial will in Harlington Cemetery in Waverly. Friends
may call from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at the
Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Denver and also an hour prior to services
on Thursday at the church. Memorials may be directed to the family and
online condolences for Raymond may be left at www.kaisercorson.com
319-984-5379


February 2012

Romaine W. "Jim" Strotman, WWII
86, of Waverly, Iowa, died peacefully on Wednesday morning, February 8,
2012, with his family at his side, at the Waverly Health Center, Waverly,
Iowa, of natural causes.

Jim was born on January 24, 1926, in Waverly, Iowa, the son of Leslie
William and Amanda Marie (Miller) Strotman. He was baptized at St.
Paul's Lutheran Church in Waverly. Jim attended Irving Elementary School
in Waverly and graduated from the Waverly High School in 1944. Jim was
very active in track, football and basketball, where his team placed 3rd in
state in 1943 and State Champs in 1944. Following his schooling, Jim
enlisted in the U.S. Navy Air Corps during WWII. Jim was sent to the
University of Dubuque, then the University of Wisconsin for engineering
courses and he also participated in sports in both places. On October 21,
1945, Jim was united in marriage to his seventh grade sweetheart,
Jacqueline Joyce " Jackie" Holley in Waverly, Iowa. Following his
discharge on July 10, 1946, Jim returned home and went to work for
Bergen Lumber Company, taking over management after his father retired
in 1957. In 1969, Jim and Jackie purchased the lumberyard and changed
the name to Strotman Building Center. Jim was very proud of his family
business and was always a part of what was going on at the yard.

Jim was a faithful member of Trinity United Methodist Church, was an
active Rotarian since high school, had served on the Waverly Chamber
Board, was a member of the Amvets Post #79, and enjoyed supporting
Wartburg College and anything else good for Waverly. Jim's lifelong
passion was horses. He especially enjoyed his gentle Belgians, hitching
for many occasions. His love of horses came from his mother and Uncle
Gilbert Miller with whom he spent many happy summers, helping him farm
with horses.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of over 66 years, Jackie Strotman of
Waverly; his four children and their spouses, Steven (Judy) Strotman of
Waverly, Kristine (Doug) Meinhard of Ames, Debra (Jim) Miller of Cedar
Rapids, James "Fred" (Judith – C.J.) Strotman of Shell Rock; 6
grandchildren, Ben (Athena) Strotman, Joe (Angie) Strotman, Mandy
(Chad) Dummermuth, Troy (Janet) Meinhard, Matthew (Shelly) Meinhard,
Sara (Chris Leopold) Meinhard; 15 great grandchildren, Alyssa, Alexa,
Bradley, Katie Jo, and Jackie Strotman, Emma, Audrey, and Conner
Dummermuth, Romaine (Sam), Eli, Kate, McKenna and Tate Meinhard,
Ellie and Thomas Leopold; two sisters, Muriel Nasby of Tucson, Arizona,
Betty Arns of Waverly; one brother, Bruce Strotman of Rockwall, Texas.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Stanley (Red)
Strotman, Dale Strotman; and four sisters, Margaret Beebe, Mary Warrior,
Shirley Clatterbaugh, and Beverly Dietrich.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2012, at 10:30 a.
m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Waverly, with Rev. Deborah Coble
Wise officiating. Burial will be held in Harlington Cemetery in Waverly, with
military graveside honors conducted by the Waverly Amvets Post #79.
Public visitation will be held on Friday, February 10th from 4:00 p.m. until 7:
00 p.m. at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly and also for an
hour prior to services Saturday at the church. Memorials may be directed
to Trinity United Methodist Church or Cedar Valley Hospice. Online
memorials for Jim's family may be left at www.kaisercorson.com. Kaiser-
Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is assisting the family. 319-352-1187.

Virgil Dean Bruns Lifetime member VFW. Korean War
80, of Janesville, Iowa, died on Saturday morning, February 25, 2012, at
the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo, Iowa, following a four- year
battle with cancer.

Virgil was born on September 15, 1931, in Austinville, Iowa, the son of
Edward H. and Jennie S. (Bohlen) Bruns. He was baptized and confirmed
at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Waverly, where he is currently a member.
Virgil attended grade school in Bristow, Iowa, until 1942, when his family
moved to Waverly, and he continued his education in the Waverly School
System. Following his schooling he went to work for the Schield-Bantam
Company (now Terex) in the shipping and receiving department. On
September 30, 1952, Virgil entered the U.S. Army during the Korean
Conflict with the Company E5th Infantry Regiment. Virgil was honorably
discharged on September 30, 1954, and returned back to Waverly. Virgil
then continued to work for the Schield-Bantam Company in shipping and
receiving until he retired in 1993 after 44 years of service.
In his spare time Virgil enjoyed fishing, golfing (at the CARD in Clarksville),
and traveling.
Virgil is survived by his longtime companion and best friend of over 28
years, Renae Bockholt of Janesville, Iowa; three children, Charlene (Jeff)
Nihart of Ankeny, Iowa; Craig (Paula) Bruns of Sumner, Iowa; Charissa
(Todd) Meyer of Mason City, Iowa; 6 grandchildren, Adam, Aaron, Andrew,
Alicia, Jeremy, and Alex; 4 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Janice
Reichert of California. Virgil was preceded in death by his parents; a
brother, Marvin, in infancy; and 2 sisters, Edith Spurrier and Linda
Whiteside.

Lowell L. Heinemann, Social Supporter of the VFW
64, of Waverly, Iowa, died on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at the Cedar
Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo.

Lowell was born on October 18, 1947, in Waterloo, Iowa, the son of
Lawrence and Delores (Buls) Heinemann. He was baptized and confirmed
at St. John's U.C.C. Siegel. He graduated from Tripoli High School in
1965. He was united in marriage to Nancy Staack in November of 1966
and they were later divorced. On October 18, 1980, Lowell was united in
marriage to Janice Niewoehner at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Waverly.
He worked at John Deere in Waterloo for 39 years. He enjoyed bowling,
golf, pool, deer hunting, collecting and volunteering at the VFW.

Lowell is survived by his wife, Janice of Waverly; three sons, Richard
Heinemann of Waterloo, Iowa; Darin (Sarah Echo) Heinemann of Olympia,
Washington; and Timothy Heinemann of Waverly, Iowa; two daughters,
Melissa Smith of Altoona, Iowa; and Jennifer (Wayne) Porter of Waterloo,
Iowa; his grandchildren, Cody Smith, Austin Smith, Dawson Smith, Tien
Porter, Tenchi Porter, Trey Porter, and Teaira Porter; his mother, Delores
Heinemann of Tripoli, Iowa; brothers, Allen (Janalee) Heinemann of
Sarasota, Florida; Charles (Linda) Heinemann of Tripoli, Iowa; Lynn (April)
Heinemann of New Lisbon, Wisconsin. He was preceded in death by his
father, Lawrence Heinemann, a brother, Gene Heinemann and a
granddaughter, Samara Heinemann.


January 2012

Louis Gambaiani, WWII
age 93, of Waverly, Iowa passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2012 at the
Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community in Waverly.

Louis was born on a farm on June 11, 1918, in Douglas Township near
Frederika, Iowa the son of Alfonso and Santa (Dinelli) Gambaiani. From
there the family moved to Plainfield, farming there for three years, and then
moved to the Willow Lawn Farm on the West edge of Waverly in 1922. He
attended country school thru eighth grade and then High School in Waverly
graduating in 1935. He then attended a one year business course at
Wartburg College.
He started working for Harland Yarcho in his Auto business in the fall of
1936. On August 24, 1941 he was united in marriage to Darlene Doris
Schmidt in the Evangelical & Reformed Church in Tripoli, making their
home in Waverly where they raised two daughters, Sandra and Diana. Lou
continued at the auto dealership until January 26, 1943 when he entered
the U.S. Army where he served for three years returning to the Yarcho
Motor Co. dealership after Service. In 1956 he acquired a partnership in
the business and in 1961 became sole owner. This he operated as the
Yarcho Motor Company with the help of wife Darlene, until the early 80's
when they retired.
Louis was a member of the United Methodist Church in Waverly and also a
50 year member and Past Commander of the American Legion, Post 176
in Waverly, and 50 years with Tyrell Lodge of Waverly. He enjoyed playing
baseball with the Waverly town team-the Waverly Bears-from 1938 through
1941, also bowling, golfing, and mushrooming with his wife, family and
friends. His greatest interest was his family.
He is survived by one daughter, Diana Gambaiani of Cedar Falls, son-in-
law Gary (Jean) Frederick of Marion, two grandchildren; Adam (Amy)
Frederick of Ankeny, Amy (Matt) Hussel of Marion, 4 great grandchildren,
brother, Paul (Dixie) Gambaiani of Hawarden, Iowa, special friend Lila
Hall. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Darlene on June
11, 2000, daughter Sandra Frederick, brothers; Joe, Tony, Frank, Benny,
John, and Pete, sisters, Ida Moulds, Mary Nissen, and Eliza Gambaiani.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 11,
2012 at the Good Shepherd Chapel at Bartels Lutheran Retirement
Community in Waverly with Pastors Deborah Coble Wise and Allen Bidne
officiating. Burial will follow in the Harlington Cemetery, Waverly with
military rites conducted by the American Legion, Post 176 f Waverly.
Friends may call from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Tuesday at the Kaiser-
Corson Funeral Home in Waverly and also an hour prior to the services at
the Good Shepherd Chapel on Wednesday. Memorials may be directed to
Cedar Valley Hospice, Waverly, Trinity United Methodist Church of to the
American Legion, Post 176 of Waverly and online condolences for Louis
may be left at www.kaisercorson.com. 352-1187

Roger W. Austin, WWII
91, of Waverly, Iowa, died January 11, 2012, at the Bartels Lutheran
Retirement Community in Waverly.

Roger was born on May 26, 1920, near Shell Rock, Iowa, the son of
Donald C. and Sadie Mae (Wright) Austin. He attended country school
through the 8th grade and graduated from Shell Rock High School in 1939.
Following school, Roger helped on the family farm until being enlisted in
the United States Army on October 9, 1941. Roger served during World
War II in the European Theatre until being honorably discharged on
December 19, 1945. On December 30, 1945, Roger was united in
marriage to Waival I. Cherry at Central Christian Church in Waterloo. The
couple made their home near Shell Rock where Roger farmed. The family
moved to Cedar Falls in 1956, when Roger began working for John Deere
until retiring in 1982. The couple spent their retirement years wintering in
Texas. In 1983, the couple moved back to Shell Rock and then to Waverly
in 1984.
Roger was a member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church in Cedar
Falls, Waverly American Legion Post #176, Nurseryman's Association,
and Winnebago Club. He enjoyed woodcarving, rock collecting, and
landscaping. Roger spent much of his free time running his nursery,
Ausgreen Nursery, which he founded and owned for many years.
Roger is survived by his loving wife, Waival Austin of Waverly, IA; five
children, Jon (Connie) Austin of Waterloo, Janalee (Michael) Quigley of
Forsyth, Missouri, Jim (Kristi) Austin of Waverly, Jerry Austin of Waukee,
Iowa and Jillynn (Jeffery) Johnson of Cedar Falls; 12 grandchildren, Travis
(An) Quigley, Jeremy (Denise) Austin, Jesse Austin, Kelly ( Kevin)
Blackwell, Joshua (Maggie) Austin, Jamie (James) Culpepper, Ty Austin,
Jace Austin, Jonni (Justin) Meier, Jeremiah Johnson, Jacob Johnson, and
Jonah Johnson; and 18 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by
his parents, one sister Dorothy Miller, and one son in infancy, JoDavid
Donald Austin.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, January 25,
2012, at Glad Tidings Church in Cedar Falls with Pastor Joe Henson
officiating. Burial will follow at the Harlington Cemetery, Waverly, with
military rites conducted by the American Legion Post #176 of Waverly.
Public visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 24th from 4 until 8 p.m. at
the Kaiser- Corson Funeral Home in Waverly. Memorials may be directed
to Rogers's family and online condolences may be left at www.
kaisercorson.com. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is assisting
the family. 319-352-1187.

Howard L. Holm, WWII
86, passed from this life on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 at the VA Medical
Center in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on
Monday, Jan. 16, at St. Mark Lutheran Church, in West Des Moines, of
which he was a member. Committal services will take place at 3 p.m. on
Monday, at Harlington Cemetery in Waverly.
Howard was born on April 18, 1925, in Tripoli, the son of Charles and
Bertha (Wedemeier) Holm. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943 and
served during World War II. Howard married Bernita Homan on Sept. 15,
1947, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Western Douglas, Plainfield. After
the war they lived in Tripoli, moved to Wakefield, Neb., and then West Des
Moines, in 1971. He worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for 32
years as a regulatory officer.
Howard was a member of the VFW Post 4013 in Tripoli and also served
as volunteer fire chief of Tripoli for a period of time. He was an avid sports
fan and enjoyed watching all sports on television.
He is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife of 64 years, Bernita
Holm of West Des Moines; two grandsons, Alex and Chris Holm both of
Rochester, N.Y.; four sisters-in-law, Lucille Buhr of Sumner, Dorothy Baker
of Sun City, Calif., Betty (Russell) Westmeyer of Waverly and Gladys
(Glenn) Reif of Muscatine; and several nieces and nephews.
Howard was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; four brothers;
and his son, Bruce Holm on Feb. 9, 2011.

Duane Elwyn Wylam, WWII
87, of the Cedar Falls Western Home and formerly of Waverly, Iowa, died
Wednesday, January 18, 2012, at the Cedar Falls Western Home following
complications of cancer.
Duane was born on February 29, 1924, in Horton, Iowa, the son of Claude
E. and Mamie F. (Kratchmer) Wylam. Duane was baptized in Waverly, and
attended the Waverly School System, graduating in 1941 from the Waverly
High School. Following his schooling, Duane worked as a farm hand in
Greene, Iowa, for Carl Schwenneker until May 3, 1944, when he entered
the U.S. Navy Air force. Duane was honorably discharged on June 17,
1946, with the rank of Aviation Radioman Third Class. On June 27, 1946,
Duane was united in marriage to Burneile Grace Miller in Greene, Iowa.
The couple made their home in Waverly and in December of 1947, the
couple moved north of Waverly on Bremer Road, where they ran Wylamyna
Holstein Farm for 60 years raising purebred Holsteins and producing
grade A milk. Duane always had a second job while farming these
included Schield Bantam as a welder, Hinson Manufacturing and Henke
Manufacturing. In November of 2007, the couple moved to the Cedar Falls
Western Home. Burneile died on January 31, 2008, and Duane continued
to live at the Cedar Falls Western Home.
Duane was a faithful member of Trinity United Methodist Church in
Waverly. He served as Commander of local and District Amvets, as leader
of 4 H Club for 25 years, meals on wheels, and on Board of Directors of
Holstein and Mills Association. Duane was an avid Chicago Bears and
Chicago Cubs fan and also enjoyed attending his grandchildren's athletic
and music events and working on his computer.
Duane is survived by his six children and their spouses; Lynda (Ray) Smith
of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Steven Wylam of Shell Rock, Dennis (Sharon)
Wylam of Salem, Missouri, David (Cathy) Wylam of Waverly, Joyce (Larry)
Kurtz of Waverly and Barbara (Wes) Gielau of Denver; thirteen
grandchildren, Chris Black, Sean Smith, Justin (Kira) Wylam, Daniel (Lisa)
Wylam, Ross Burgart, Brad Wylam, Nathan Kurtz, Joseph Kurtz, Sarah
Kurtz, Adam Gielau, Jacquelyn Gielau, Rachel Gielau, and Emily Gielau;
one great-grandchild, Mitchell Black; two sisters, Davidene Litterer of
Waverly and Jean Jones of Nevada, Iowa. Duane was preceded in death
by his parents, his wife, a brother, LaVerne Wylam , and brother-in-laws,
Harold Litterer and Bob Jones.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 23rd, at
Trinity United Methodist Church in Waverly, with Pastor Deborah Coble
Wise officiating. Burial will be in Harlington Cemetery in Waverly with the
Waverly Amvets giving honors. Public visitation will be held on Sunday,
January 22nd from 2 to 5 p.m. at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly.
Memorials may be directed to the Western Home in Cedar Falls and
online condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com. Kaiser-Corson
Funeral Home in Waverly is assisting the family. 319-352-1187

John William Ingersoll
John William Ingersoll, 86, of Waverly, Iowa, died on Saturday morning, January
28, 2012, at the Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community of GBM brain cancer.

John was born on May 4, 1925, in Waverly, Iowa, the son of Floyd Elmer and
Ellen Frances (Gill) Ingersoll. John was baptized at St. Mary's Catholic Church
and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, both in Waverly. He attended 1st
and 2nd grades at Irving Elementary, 3rd thru 8th at St. Paul's Parochial School
and attended high school in Waverly.

John entered the U.S. Navy on May 6, 1942. He served in both the Atlantic and
Pacific during WWII. His final assignment in Underwater Demolition. Following his
discharge, he moved to Louisiana before returning to Waverly. John worked for
Roy's Place where he helped create the signature "Egg Cheese" Sandwich. He
then worked for the West Side Market before farming with Art Niewohner near
Sumner, Iowa. He then farmed for Loren Krueger north of Waverly. In May of
1948, he went to work in the foundry of John Deere in Waterloo. On August 23,
1948, he was united in marriage to Wilma Dettmer at Peace United Church of
Christ in Waverly. John returned to the West Side Market, then Crystal Ice
Plumbing & Heating, Bergan Lumber Company, and the Marshall Canning
Factory both in the factory and then as a semi-driver for the company until the
plant closed in 1958. John then drove semi-truck for Clarence Platte in Denver
until June of 1963, when he became a Fireman for the Waverly Fire Department.
He spent 6 years as a driver and 17 years as Chief. He retired on June 6, 1986.

John was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ – Siegel. He was a
member of the Waverly Amvets Post #79, American Legion Post #176 and V.F.W.
Post #2208. John was also a member of the Iowa Fireman Association,
Professional Fire Chief's Association, and was a charter member of the Greater
Waverly Kiwanis Club. He loved to camp, travel and fish (John catching the fish
and Wilma cleaning them, otherwise catch and release). He and Wilma camped at
Frenchmen's Landing, later moving to Big River Campground in Prairie du Chien
to be near family. Special times were taking grandsons, Chris and Matt fishing as
well as great-grandson, Max. He also enjoyed playing with and holding great-
grandson, John.

John is survived by his loving wife of over 63 years; Wilma Ingersoll of Waverly;
his children and their spouses, Sandra Miller of Hopkins, Minnesota, Richard
(Dick) Ingersoll and wife, Cheryl of Cedar Falls, Susan Aswegan and husband,
Ronald of Waverly; two grandsons and their wives, Chris and Jennifer Aswegan
and great- grandson, Johnathan James (John) of Lisbon, and Matt and Amanda
Aswegan and great- grandson, Maxwell John (Max) of Altoona. John is also
survived by two sisters, Bernadine Abel of Vestal, New York, and Mary Brown of
St. Louis, Missouri; and a sister-in-law, Virginia (Babe) Ingersoll of Kensett, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his father, Floyd E. Ingersoll, mother, Ellen
(Ingersoll) Barr, step-father Lloyd Barr, brothers, Floyd and Gerald Ingersoll, and
two brothers-in-law, Robin Abel and Charles Brown.

Celebration of Life Services will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at 10:
30 a.m. at St. John's United Church of Christ-Siegel, 1529 Killdeer Avenue, rural
Waverly, with Pastors Eugene Walther and Bill Carpenter officiating. Burial will be
in the church cemetery with Military Graveside Rites conducted by the Amvets
Post #79 of Waverly. Public visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 31st from
4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly and also
for an hour prior to services on Wednesday at the church. In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be directed to St. Paul's Lutheran Church School, Cedar Valley
Hospice, or W.A.V.P. (Waverly Area Veteran's Post). Online condolences for John
may be left at www.kaisercorson.com.

July 2011

Forrest James Sauerbrei, WWII,
90, of Waverly, Iowa, died on Sunday, July 24, 2011 at the Evergreen
Arbor at the Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community in Waverly.

Forrest was born on February 2, 1921 on the Sauerbrei family farm east of
Waverly, the son of Elmer and Martha (Miller) Sauerbrei. He graduated
from high school in Brush, Colorado where the family made their home
briefly from 1935-1937. He returned to live in Waverly until called to serve
in the United States Army during World War II. Forrest served as a medical
technician with the 74th Station Hospital in the 5th Army in North Africa and
Italy. Forrest and Jane F. Brechner were united in marriage on July 24,
1942 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Waverly. They lived briefly in Des
Moines and Cedar Falls before returning to settle in Waverly to raise their
family. Forrest was employed by John Deere Co. in Waterloo and then by
the City of Waverly where he worked for over 30 years. Forrest retried as
Superintendent of the Waverly Municipal Water Department in 1984.
Forrest was active in the Boy Scouts of America Troop 69 at St. Paul’s
Church serving as scout master and later on the Scout committee. He was
awarded the Lamb Award for his years of service to the organization.
Forrest was an active charter member of Redeemer Lutheran Church
spending many hours working on the construction of the original building,
caring for the grounds and working as a member of the church council.
Forrest is survived by his six children, James (Paulette) Sauerbrei of
Marengo, Iowa; Ann (Larry) Pfantz of Marshalltown, Iowa; Mary (Carl)
Achenbach of Anamosa, Iowa; Bill (Patty) Sauerbrei of Waterloo, Iowa;
Bruce Sauerbrei of Waverly, Iowa; and Brian (Jan) Sauerbrei of Iowa Falls,
Iowa; 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; his sister, Carrol Brase
of Waterloo, Iowa and her family also. He was preceded in death by his
parents, his wife, Jane on June 26, 2010; and a brother-in-law, Alfred
Brase.
Due to construction at Redeemer Lutheran Church, funeral services will be
held on Friday, July 29, 2011 at 10:30 am at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in
Waverly with Pastor Paul Schaedig officiating. Burial will be held in
Harlington Cemetery, Waverly. Graveside Military Rites will be conducted
by the Waverly American Legion Post #176. Visitation will be held on
Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home
in Waverly. Memorials may be directed to the Waverly Boy Scout Troops
or to Redeemer Lutheran Church.
Malcolm F. (Shorty) Gleason, 89, of Laguna Woods, California and
formerly of Denver, Iowa, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011 in Laguna Hills,
California.

June 2011

Vercell M. Chestnut, WWII
92, of Ankeny and formerly from Cedar Rapids and Waverly, Iowa, passed
away Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa.
Services: 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Hope Lutheran Church in
Cedar Rapids by Pastor Dan Clark-Bridges. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.
m. Friday at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service and
one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial: Harlington Cemetery,
Waverly, Iowa.
Vercell was born May 3, 1919, to Fred & Myrtle (McDermott) Chestnut in
Waverly. He was the youngest of eight children. He graduated from
Waverly High School in 1938. He was one of the key players on the
basketball team and also participated in football and track. He married
Velma Persson on May 20, 1939, in Waterloo. They had three children,
Sharron (Warren) Nolte of Waverly, Gerry (Robert) Waddell of Ankeny, and
Michael Chestnut of Cedar Rapids.
There are ten grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; and three great-
great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and seven
brothers & sisters. Vercell made many friends with his special sense of
humor and was loved and respected by his wife, his three children,
grandchildren, and his many nieces and nephews.
Vercell enlisted in the Army in 1944 and after his training in Camp Roberts
he served overseas in Germany where he was on the front line. He earned
several service medals including the bronze star and was honorably
discharged in 1945. Vercell attended Coyne Electrical School in Chicago.
He worked for Carnation, the city of Waverly Municipal Electrical Plant and
Schield Bantam. He later took a job in Cedar Rapids where he was chief
electrical inspector when he retired in 1985.
Vercell was a 50 year member of White Shrine of Jerusalem in Cedar
Rapids, Mason #116, Eastern Star, Retired Men’s Golf Association, VFW
Waverly, Brotherhood of Electrical Workers #405 and Hope Lutheran
Church in Cedar Rapids.

May 2011

Malcolm F. (Shorty) Gleason WWII
Born in Milltown, Wisconsin on Aug. 9, 1921
Departed on May 24, 2011 and resided in Denver, IA.
Malcolm was born on August 9, 1921, in Milltown, Wisconsin, the son of
George Herbert and Zora Faye (Phillips) Gleason. Although both of
Malcolm's parents were raised in the Denver area, they moved to Milltown,
Wisconsin, where they were dairy farmers. All three boys, Waldo, Gordon
and Malcolm, were born there and a daughter, Mary was born after the
family moved back to the Phillips farm north of Denver. George Gleason
died at age 39, leaving Faye and the children to operate the farm. Faye
taught music (piano) lessons and the boys did odd jobs and went to CCC
Camp to help support the family. Malcolm attended school in Denver,
graduating from the Denver High School in 1939, and then went to work at
a bank until January 6, 1943, when he was drafted by the U.S. Army during
WWII. He served with the 280th QM Battalion of the 1st Army. He landed in
the 3rd wave at Normandy and was involved in action in Normandy,
Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe, while Waldo
and Gordon served in the South Pacific and Philippines Island areas.
Malcolm was honorably discharged on December 21, 1945, where he was
awarded 3 Overseas Service Bars, American Campaign Medal,
European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon w/1 Silver Battle Star
and 1 Bronze Arrowhead, Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit
Citation, WWII Victory Medal and the Croix De Guerre Pennant w/Palm.
Following his discharge as staff sergeant, he enrolled at the University of
Iowa using the G.I. Bill. He graduated in three years, and then attended the
Thunderbird School in Phoenix, where he received another degree
involving International Business. He finished that schooling in 18 months,
and then was hired by the Bank of Boston. His first assignment was in
Brazil, setting up branch offices in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. After
going back to Boston for a couple of years, he moved to London, opening
offices there, in Paris and Luxemburg. Panama was the next assignment
and then to Tokyo, dealing with offices in Hong Kong, Manila, Taipei and
Korea. His final assignment was in Milan, Italy for 3 years before his
retirement to Laguna Woods, California, where he resided until his death.

Malcolm traveled and worked in 5 continents, 14 countries and was
conversant in 5 different languages. He had a passion for theatre,
literature, music and all the arts. This was reflected in his collection of
unique furniture and art that represents the world. His library of over 1500
books also reflects those interests. Although he was a highly respected
world businessman and traveler, he always considered his roots to be in
Denver, Iowa. He was the keeper of the family history and always
represented himself, his country, his business with the highest level of
dignity and integrity. Malcolm (better known as Shorty) will always be
missed by those who knew him.
Malcolm is survived by a sister-in-law, Mrs. Dorothea Gleason of Denver
(She died June 17, 2011); nieces and nephews including, Karen (Jim)
Kurtt of Denver, Mary (Bill) Fitzpatrick of Waterloo, Leigh (Cynthia)
Gleason of Peoria, Arizona, Peggy (Robert) Miller of Cedar Rapids, Dean
(Judy) Gleason of Denver; several great nieces and nephews; and his
special friends, neighbors and caretakers, Mike (Elizabeth) Straziuso of
Laguna Hills, we thank you for all your care and dedication. Malcolm was
preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, Waldo and Gordon, his
sister, Mary, and a brother and sister-in-law, Gordon (Stub) and Florine M.
Gleason.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at
the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Denver, with Larry Stumme officiating.
Burial with military graveside rites conducted by the Acker-Matthias
American Legion Post #653 will be in Harlington Cemetery in Waverly. The
family will greet friends on Saturday, June 25th from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.
m. at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Denver. Memorials may be
directed to the Denver Sunset Home. Online condolences for Malcolm's
family can sent to www.kaisercorson.com. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in
Denver is assisting the family. 319-984-5379.


April 2011

Augie Stafford, WWII
86, of Waverly, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at his
residence in Waverly, Iowa.

August Antone Stafford was born on August 12, 1924, the son of Irve and
Mary (Hundley) Stafford in Waverly. Augie was baptized on September 18,
1925 at the Methodist Episcopal Church in Waverly. He served in the US
Army during W.W. II with the Company E 313th Infantry. Augie was
awarded a Purple Heart with cluster on July 6, 1944 for his wounds
received as a result of enemy action in France. He was discharged from
the Army on January 2, 1946. On January 21, 1946, he was united in
marriage to Nellie M. Reiners in Waverly, Iowa. He was employed by the
Railroad from 1946 until 1967 and then at Terex from 1967 until his
retirement in 1987.

Augie loved to play golf and enjoyed his collection of putters.

Survivors are his son, Gary “Reggie” and wife, Mary Stafford of Waverly,
Iowa; two grandsons, Steve Stafford and Christian and his wife, Meganne
Stafford and their daughter, Ava Elinore Stafford; and by a brother, Everett,
and his wife Gerri Stafford of Waverly, Iowa. He was preceded in death by
his parents; his wife, Nellie; an infant son, Steven Eugene Stafford; and by
a sister and her husband, Hattie and Wes Matthias.

Memorial services will be held on Monday, May 2, 2011 at 11:00 am at St.
John’s Lutheran Church in Waverly with Pastor Keith Brustuen officiating.
Inurnment will follow in Harlington Cemetery in Waverly with military rites
conducted by the American Legion, Post 176 of Waverly. Augie’s body
has been cremated per his request and the family will greet family and
friends an hour prior to services on Monday at the church. Memorials may
be directed to the family and online condolences may be left at www.
kaisercorson.com. 352-1187 ©

February 2003

Avery W. Bollman, European Theater WWII
84, of Waverly, Iowa, died on Thursday, February 13, 2003, at the Waverly
Municipal Hospital of natural causes.
Avery was born on June 4, 1918, in Luana, Iowa, the son of Ira & Edna
(Perkins) Bollman. He attended school in Luana and graduated as one of
the eight students in his class in 1938. On February 5, 1942, Avery entered
the United States Army. During this time he served in the European
Theater. Avery received a Honorable Discharge on November 19, 1945.
On January 21, 1946, he was united in marriage to Aletha Thompson in
Monona, Iowa. The couple farmed in the Monona area for thirteen years
until Avery went to work for the M.F.L. School District as a custodian. In
1965, Avery and his family moved to Waverly, where he began working at
Wartburg College, retiring in 1984. During his retirement, he enjoyed
fishing and operating a small engine repair shop from his home. Avery was
a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Waverly and V.F.W. Post
#2208 of Waverly.
Avery is survived by his wife, Aletha, of Waverly, Iowa; one son and his
spouse, Dennis & Carolyn Bollman of Waverly; one daughter-in-law, Terry
Bollman of Waverly; four grandchildren, Tonya Gerbracht and her spouse,
Chad, of Wellsburg, Iowa, Jay Bollman and his fiancé, Ashley Kakacek, of
Des Moines, Iowa, Adam Bollman of Cresco, Iowa and Ben Bollman of
Waverly; one great grandchild, Ali Gerbracht of Wellsburg; three brothers,
Clyde Bollman and his spouse, Lucille, of Charles City, Iowa, Everett
Bollman and his spouse, Dora, of Luana, Iowa, and Leo Bollman of
Monona, Iowa; and one sister-in-law, Gladys Bollman of Monona. He was
preceded in death by his parents; one son, Larry in 1999; one brother, Don
Bollman; and two sisters, Leatrice Sharp and Helen Price.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, February 17, 2003,
at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Waverly with Pastor Joyce Sandberg
officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be on
Sunday from 1:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in
Waverly. Memorials may be directed to the family.December 2014
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Leroy Bauer
September 9, 2015

Leroy Herman "Skeets" Bauer, 93, of Waverly, Iowa, passed away on
Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at the Bartels Lutheran Retirement
Community in Waverly.

Leroy H. Bauer was born on April 17, 1922, the son of Louis and Ida
(Winkleman) Bauer, in Waverly, Iowa. He was baptized and later confirmed
at St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Waverly, where he also attended school.
On January 5, 1943, Leroy entered the United States Army Air Force, and
was honorably discharged on October 4, 1945. On September 28, 1947,
he was united in marriage to Gladys Daphine Strottmann, at St. Matthews
Lutheran Church in Readlyn. Following their marriage, the couple farmed
north of Waverly before moving into Waverly in 1968. He then was
employed by Shield Bantam "Terex" until retiring in 1986. Gladys and Leroy
shared 67 years of marriage, before Gladys passed away on January 23,
2015.

Leroy was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Jo W. Cretzmeyer
VFW Post #2208, Waverly, and AMVETS Post #79, Waverly. He enjoyed
traveling, playing cards with friends, baking cookies, and especially
spending time with Gladys, his children, grandchildren, and great
grandchildren.

Survivors are his son, Steven (Judy) Bauer of Waterloo, Iowa; daughter,
Susan (Stan) Wedeking of Plainfield, Iowa; 3 grandchildren, Chris (Christi)
Wedeking, Heidi (Jeremy) Wedeking-Lux and Lindsey (Jason) Kofoot; four
great grandchildren, Catilyn and Cason Wedeking, and Rylan and Declan
Wedeking-Lux; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in
death by Gladys; his parents; two sisters, Hilda Prestien and Laura Buhr;
and three brothers, Edwin in infancy, Clarence, and Floyd.
Loren Patrick McEnany
April 27, 2016

Loren was born on September 22, 1934, in Albion Twp., Butler County, near Parkersburg,
Iowa, the son of Mabel (Brocka) and Patrick McEnany. He was baptized at St. Frances
Hospital, in Waterloo, and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church in Waterloo. He attended
country school and then Shell Rock High School, and graduated in 1951.

In 1952, Loren enlisted in the United States Marine Corp Reserve, and 1953 enlisted in the
United States Army. Among other locations, he served in Germany and Korea. He was
honorably discharged on February 22, 1962, from the 1st Infantry Division, "The Big Red
One", Fort Riley, Kansas.

On December 30, 1955, Loren was united in marriage to Lavon Leerhoff at St. John Lutheran
Church in Clarksville. To this union, three children were born, Loretta, Mark and Anita.

Loren was an active member of St. John Lutheran Church in Waverly, the American Legion
Post #176, the VFW Post #2208, and the Marine Corp League.

Loren was a lifelong Cubs fan! He and Lavon enjoyed traveling, camping, fishing, being out
on the farm, birds, flowers, photography, but most of all, family.

Loren is survived by his wife, Lavon; daughter, Anita Wiebke of Mason City; brother, Donald (Virginia) McEnany of
Waverly; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in
death by his parents; son Mark in 1977; daughter Loretta Boswell in 2002; and son-in-law, Dean Wiebke - See more
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Lavern E. Lampe, 95, of Waverly, died on Thursday, July 28, 2016, at the Bartels
Lutheran Retirement Community.
Lavern was born May 22, 1921, in rural Tripoli, the son of August and Clara
(Schnurstein) Lampe. Lavern was baptized on June 12, 1921, at St. John's
Lutheran Church in Tripoli and later confirmed at St. John's Lutheran
Church-Maxfield, rural Denver. Lavern graduated from the Waverly High School
in 1939. Lavern enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Nov. 2, 1942, and was honorably
discharged on Oct. 1, 1945. Lavern was united in marriage to Mildred Ruby
Bartlett on May 31, 1943, and the couple made their home in Waverly. Lavern
was employed by the City of Waverly for five years as the power plant operator
and mechanic. Lavern then went to work at the Schield Bantam Company (now
Terex) in their purchasing department until he retired in 1984. Mildred died on
Oct. 24, 1996 and Lavern continued to live in his home in Waverly.
Lavern was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Waverly. Lavern was
also a member of the Joe W. Cretzmeyer VFW Post No. 2208 and the AMVETS
Post No. 79 of Waverly.
Lavern is survived by his two daughters, Claudia Lampe, of Waverly, and
Marianne Schuler, of Omaha, Neb.; two granddaughters; and four great
grandchildren. Lavern was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mildred,
seven brothers and one sister.
Celebration of Life Services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, at 11 a.m. at
Redeemer Lutheran Church in Waverly with the Rev. Nancy Larson officiating.
Burial will be held in Harlington Cemetery in Waverly with military graveside rites
conducted by the Waverly Area Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation will be held
from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday at the church. Memorials may be directed to
Waverly Area Veterans Post and online condolences may be left at
www.kaisercorson.com.
Lester L Brooks

January 12, 1925 - December 1, 2016

Lester L. Brooks, 91, of Marshalltown and formerly of Waverly, Iowa, died on Thursday, December 1, 2016, at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown, Iowa.

Lester was born January 12, 1925, in Bassett, Iowa, the son of Joseph and Clara (Nelson) Brooks. He served in the Army during WWII fighting in New Guinea
and the Philippines before returning home to Wisconsin. There he met his wife, Lavonne Critzman, and they were united in marriage on February 27, 1946, in
Charles City. Lester worked as a Chevrolet mechanic in Tripoli, Iowa Falls, and Waverly. When Lester retired he spent his time woodworking, gardening and
fishing. Lavonne passed away on September 16, 1996.

Lester enjoyed going to the senior center and playing cards and bingo with his friends. During an operation at the VA Hospital he lost the use of his legs and
became a resident of the Iowa Veterans home in November of 2013.

Lester is survived by a son, Carl (Betty) Brooks of Wilhoit, Arizona; a daughter, Loralee (Harold) Renelt of Mercedes, Texas; a son, Russell (Marlys) Brooks of
Newport, North Carolina; a son, Jim (Julie) Brooks of Eldora, Iowa; nine grandchildren, and eighteen great grandchildren; and a sister, Daisy Boggess of
Charles City, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Lavonne; six brothers and six sisters.