KAAE, CAROL ANN age 65, of Cedar Falls died Tuesday, October 5, 2004 at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo. She was born January 26, 1939 in Cedar Falls, Iowa the daughter of Aage S. & Caroline J. (Jorgensen) Kaae. She attended Miner school in Cedar Falls.
Survivors include her brother, Arthur Kaae of Cedar Falls, her caregiver, Kathy Timmer of Cedar Falls and her beloved dog, Scooter.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents, and her previous caregiver, Jean Van Lengen.
Funeral services were 1:30 p.m. Friday, October 8, 2004 at the Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home with burial at Greenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Cedar Valley Hospice Home.
KAIN, PAULA RAE, 60, of Iowa City died Monday, September 8, 2003, at her home of cancer. She was born January 10, 1943 in Lake Park, Iowa, the daughter of Everett and Alva Anna (Puck) Schwarzenbach. She received her B.A. in teaching from the University of Northern Iowa and taught in elementary schools for most of her years in Belmond, Iowa. Paula endowed the National Patient Advocacy Office in Des Moines, Iowa.
She is survived by her three sons, James Edward (Laura) Kain, Jr. of Iowa City, Brad Everett (Penny) Kain of Eldridge, Iowa and Matthew P. (Diana) Kain of Riverside, Iowa; four grandchildren, Andrew Gunar, Lars Edward, Lily Raee and Gabriel James Kain; her mother, Alva Schwarzenbach of Iowa City; two brothers, Everett (Patty) Schwarzenbach of Egg Harbor City, New Jersey and Dan Schwarzenbach of Bristol, Connecticut; a sister, Pauline (Keith) Branstetter of Iowa City and a sister-in-law, Arlene Schwarzenbach of Cedar Falls. Paula was preceded in death by her father and a brother, Lyle Schwarzenbach.
Funeral services were 4:00 p.m. Friday at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Waverly, Iowa with inurnment in Fairview Cemetery in Cedar Falls, Iowa at a later date. A memorial fund will be established.
KAMMERDINER, LORI SUE was born June 9, 1971 in Cedar Falls, Iowa the daughter of Paul and Judy (Olsson) Kammerdiner. She graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 1989 and received her B.A. from the University of Northern Iowa in 1994. She was the business manager for the Waterloo Community Playhouse in Waterloo. Lori and Joel Valenti were united in marriage on October 20, 2001 in Cedar Falls. She died Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at Allen Memorial Hospital at the age of 31 years.
Survivors include her husband, Joel Valenti, of Waterloo; two stepchildren, Jagger and Annie Valenti; her parents, Paul and Judy Kammerdiner, of Cedar Falls; her maternal grandmother, Gertrude Olsson, of Cedar Falls and her brother, Paul Kammerdiner, of Big Rapids, Michigan. Lori was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Delmar and Bernice Kammerdiner and her maternal grandfather, Gordon Olsson.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 24, 2002 at the Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home with burial in Fairview Cemetery.
KASISCHKE, DORIS LOUISE was born May 25, 1919, in Des Moines, Iowa, the daughter of Louis E. and Besse (Broer) Kasischke. She attended New Providence Consolidated School and worked at home. In 1960, Doris moved with her parents to Eldora, Iowa, caring for her them until their death. In 1991, she moved to the Cedar Falls Lutheran Home, where she died Saturday, December 23, 2000, at 81 years of age.
Doris is survived by her sister, Audrey Kasischke Freitag of Cedar Falls; her two brothers, Rev. Dean Kasischke of Lake Worth, Florida and Dale Kasischke of Hubbard, Iowa; eleven nieces and nephews and nineteen great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a niece and a nephew.
Family-directed memorial services were 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 26, 2000, at the Cedar Falls Lutheran Home Chapel. Inurnment will be at East Lawn Cemetery in Eldora at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the Cedar Falls Lutheran Home Chapel Fund and St. Paul Lutheran Church in Eldora.
KERBEY, WILLIAM L. "BILL" was born February 25, 1920 in Red Oak, Iowa, the son of Edgar and May (Leonard) Kerbey. He married Jane Martin on June 19, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois. Bill served in the China-Burma-India Theatre of Operations with the U.S. Army Air Corps during WW II. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1942 with a Business Degree and did postgraduate study at Northwestern University in Chicago. Bill was a stockbroker for 37 years with A. C. Allyn & Co. in Chicago; Frances I. Dupont Brokerage Firm in Waterloo, Iowa; and G.H. Walker Co. and Blunt, Ellis & Loewi Inc., both in Waterloo, retiring in 1985. He died Friday, March 21, 2003, at his home in Cedar Falls, Iowa, at 83 years of age.
Bill is survived by his wife, Jane, of Cedar Falls; his son, John Kerbey of Houston, Texas; his two daughters, Janet (Michael) Doiron of Duncan, Oklahoma and Carolyn (Ray) Lestina of Park Ridge, Illinois; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 25 at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, with burial at Fairview Cemetery, both in Cedar Falls. Memorials may be directed to the American Parkinson's Disease Association, Midwest Chapter, 2050 Pfingsten Rd. - Suite 127, Glenview, IL 60025.
KESSLER, HOWARD CLAIR 55, formerly of Fairway Group Home in Waterloo died Saturday, August 21, 2004 at Buchanan County Health Center in Independence. Howard was born February 6, 1949, the son of Virgil Clair and Dorothy Mae (Woodruff) Kessler, at Rock Rapids, Iowa. He moved to Cedar Falls with his parents in 1968.
Howard is survived by his sister, Sharon Jean Miller of Cedar Falls. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Service of Celebration was 7:00 p.m. Thursday, August 26, 2004 at the Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home. Inurnment in Riverview Cemetery, Rock Rapids, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the family.
KING, JAMES P. "JIM" was born February 3, 1953 in Cedar Falls, Iowa, the son of Donald J. and Lura F. (Boggs) King. He married Janice “Jan” Akin on May 26, 1979 in Lamont, Iowa. Jim was a 1971 graduate of Cedar Falls High School and a 1993 graduate of La James College. He worked at Cenex/Land O Lakes in Janesville for 13 years and was a cosmetologist in Cedar Falls and Waverly for many years. Jim was a past State Commander for the Sons of AMVETS (1989-1991) and was a past Squadron Leader at the Cedar Falls Sons of AMVETS Post 49. He was also a longtime member of the Cedar Falls Bowling Association. Jim died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo, Iowa, at 50 years of age.
He is survived by his wife, Jan, of Cedar Falls; his mother, Lura King, of Cedar Falls; a brother, Michael (Ver Jean) of Janesville, Iowa; two sisters-in-law, Nancy Akin of Oelwein, Iowa and Sue (Ron) Green of Elkader, Iowa; and two special nieces, Leslee and Natalie Green of Pella, Iowa.
Jim was preceded in death by his father.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 5, 2003, at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, with interment at Greenwood Cemetery, both in Cedar Falls. A memorial fund will be established.
KING, LURA FERN (BOGGS) was born May 6, 1911 at Conesville, Iowa the daughter of John & Emma (Hintz) Boggs. She married Donald J. King March 2, 1946 in Cedar Falls. He preceded her in death on November 13, 1996. She was a 1930 graduate of Oelwein High School and was a member of the Royal Neighbors, the St. Patrick Rosary Society, and the Cedar Falls AMVETS Post 49 Auxiliary. Lura died Thursday, October 30, 2003 at Bartel’s Lutheran Home, Waverly, Iowa at the age of 92 years.
Survivors include one son, Michael (Ver Jean) King of Janesville, Iowa and her daughter-in-law, Jan King of Cedar Falls. Lura was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, James P. King, two brothers, Thomas & Glen Boggs, and two sisters, Dora Carlson and Nira Haire.
A Funeral Mass was held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 1, 2003 at St. Patrick Catholic Church with burial at Greenwood Cemetery. A memorial fund will be established.
KITZMILLER, PAUL EDWARD was born December 2, 1952 in Richmond, Virginia the son of James Gray and Marcella (Van Hauen) Kitzmiller. He owned and operated Paul Unlimited which was an electronics repair business. Paul died Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at his home at the age of 48 years.
He is survived by his sister, Jean Kitzmiller of Des Moines, Iowa.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jack Kitzmiller.
Paul's Memorial Service was 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at the Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home. There was no visitation, his body was cremated.
KNUDSEN, DONALD A. was born June 6, 1925 in rural Cedar Falls, Iowa, the son of Albert and Helga (Larsen) Knudsen. He married Bernita Thomsen on August 26, 2000 in Toledo, Iowa. Don served with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was a farmer for over 50 years in rural Cedar Falls. He was a member of Fredsville Lutheran Church, Dike American Legion Post 471, the Danish Brotherhood, and served on the Board of Directors of the Cedar Falls Lutheran Home and the Farmers Cooperative in Dike, Iowa. Don died Friday, October 31, 2003, at the Western Home Communities Elizabeth Martin Health Center in Cedar Falls, at 78 years of age.
He is survived by his wife, Bernita, of Dike; his children, Judith Knudsen of Green Bay, Wisconsin, David (Marsha) Knudsen of Anamosa, Iowa, Larry (Deanne) Knudsen of Chicago, Illinois and Janice (Steve) Michaud of Clive, Iowa; three step-children, Sandra (Steve) Birrell of Bozeman, Montana, Mike (Pam) Thomsen of Canyon Country, California and Michelle (Bert) Evans of Tama, Iowa; five grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren and a step-great-grandchild; four sisters, Eunice Rocca of Cedar Falls, Erma Roethler of Waterloo, Valera (Kenny) Schroder of Estherville, Iowa and Velma (Duane) Wessel of New Hartford, Iowa, and two brothers, Dale (Fern) Knudsen of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Keith (Vernice) Knudsen of Neenah, Wisconsin.
Don was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 4, 2003, at Fredsville Lutheran Church with burial in Fredsville Cemetery, both in rural Cedar Falls. Military committal rites were conducted by Dike American Legion Post 471. Memorials may be directed to the church or the charity of the donor's choice.
KOEHRING, DOROTHY MAY, 101, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, died Tuesday, January 11, at the Cedar Falls Lutheran Home. She was born June 16, 1898 near Lawrence, Kansas, the daughter of William and Estelle (Miller) Koehring. Dorothy was a Phi Betta Kappa graduate of the University of Kansas at Lawrence and received her Masters degree at Columbia University in New York City in 1921. She returned to Lawrence to teach kindergarten for five years before moving to Normal, Illinois, where she taught kindergarten for three years at the Illinois State Normal University lab school. Dorothy received a teaching fellowship at Yale University where she earned her Doctorate degree. The remainder of her teaching career was spent on the faculty of Iowa State Teachers College (now UNI) from 1953 until her retirement in 1970. Dorothy then went to work as the regional training officer for the Iowa Head Start Program.
She is survived by her nephew, William Seeley, Jr. and his wife Karlene of La Canada, California; and four cousins.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Gertrude Seeley.
Memorial services were 4:30 p.m. Sunday, January 16, at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Black Hawk County, 3912 Cedar Heights Dr. in Cedar Falls. Private committal services will be in Lawrence, Kansas at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the church.
KREITZ, WILLIAM HENTON II, was born October 15, 2002 at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, Iowa the son of Stephen Henton and Jennifer Alice (Gray) Kreitz. He died Tuesday, September 16, 2003 at Covenant Medical Center at the age of 11 months and 1 day.
Survivors include his parents, Stephen & Jennifer Kreitz of Waterloo; paternal grandparents, Jill & John Helm and William & Suzy Kreitz, all of Kansas City, Missouri; maternal grandparents, Ed & Jan Gray of Scribner, Nebraska; paternal great grandparents, Marge Hauser of St. Louis, Missouri and John & Evelyn Helm of Kansas City, Missouri; maternal great grandparents, Leonard & Adeline Pettitt of Fremont, Nebraska and Ray & Diana Gray of Nickerson, Nebraska; his aunt and Godmother, Monica Gray of Omaha, Nebraska; his Godfather, Brandon Higdem of Omaha, Nebraska; and two uncles, David Kreitz of San Francisco, California and Kelly Gray of San Antonio, Texas. He was preceded in death by his paternal great grandparents, Fred Hauser and Albert & Marie Kreitz.
Funeral services were 1:30 p.m. Friday, September 19, 2003 at the Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family or the Ronald McDonald House, 730 Hawkins Dr., Iowa City, Iowa 52246.
KROEMER, W. ALVIN "AL" , 79, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, died Friday, September 17, 2004, at Cedar Falls Health Care Center. Al was born January 9, 1925 in Cedar Falls, Iowa, the son of William and Lulu Rhea (Dumond) Kroemer. He married Ferne Jones on November 25, 1944 in Omaha, Nebraska. She preceded him in death on August 9, 1988. Al was a graduate of Cedar Falls High School and served with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers during WW II. He worked for the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier for 46 years, retiring in 1988, and was a member of the Cedar Falls Kiwanis Club.
He is survived by two sons, Jeff Kroemer of Texas and Tony Kroemer of Reno, Nevada; a daughter, Sherrine Kroemer of Denver, Colorado; a grandson, Kyle Kroemer; two brothers, Carl Kroemer of Waterloo, Iowa and Maynard Kroemer of Denver, Iowa; his close friend, Marge Speicher of Waterloo, and many nieces and nephews.
Al was preceded in death by his wife and parents; two brothers, John and William Kroemer, and four sisters, Minnie Henningson, Anna Lindberg, Elsa Boelsche and Verna Krage.
Memorial services were 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 21, 2004, at St. John Lutheran Church, with private committal services at Fairview Cemetery, both in Cedar Falls. Memorials may be directed to the St. John Lutheran Church Building Fund or Meals On Wheels.
KROG, MILDRED BOYSEN was born November 13, 1918 at Dike, Iowa the daughter of Ole and Metina (Boysen) Krog. She graduated from Dike High School and was employed as a bookkeeper at two banks, for Dr. McCoy and then for Iowa Golden Dairy for many years. She then was employed as a companion for Cedar Companions for 18 years retiring in 1990.
Survivors include her cousins and friends.
Mildred was preceded in death by her parents and one brother at birth.
Funeral services were 1:30 p.m. Saturday, October 19, 2002 at the Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home with burial in Fredsville Lutheran Cemetery, rural Cedar Falls. Memorials may be directed to Fredsville Lutheran Church or Cedar Valley Hospice.