KRUMME, MARTIN A. was born November 22, 1918 at Waukon, Iowa, the son of Fred and Lydia (Snitker) Krumme. He married Fern J. Neeman on March 27, 1959 at Muskegon, Michigan. Martin graduated from Waukon High School and Waukon Junior College. He worked for Waukon Co-op for 7 years, Behrens Buick in Cedar Falls, Iowa for 19 years and John Deery Motor Company for 21 years. Martin died Monday, March 11, 2002 at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls, at 83 years of age.
He is survived by his wife, Fern of Cedar Falls and eleven nieces and nephews.
Martin was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, August and Eldo Krumme and four sisters, Laura Kugel, Lillian Nelson, Alma Jeide and Mary Krumme.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 14, 2002, at the Cedar Falls Gospel Hall at 13th and Walnut St.. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery in Parkersburg, Iowa. A memorial fund will be established.
LAGESCHULTE, GILBERT was born March 24, 1914 in Bremer County, Iowa the son of William & Rosina (Priebe) Lageschulte. He married Dorothy Rommel May 24, 1940 at Readlyn, Iowa. Gil was a machine operator for over 30 years at John Deere retiring in 1973. He died Tuesday, August 19, 2003 at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls at the age of 89 years.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, of Waterloo, one daughter, Carolyn (Richard) Scobee, of New Hartford, two grandsons and three great grandsons. Gil was preceded in death by his parents, a stillborn daughter, Anna Marie, his brother, Ralph Lageschulte and his sister, Mildred Lageschulte.
A Memorial service was 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 22, 2003 at Nazareth Lutheran church with burial at 10:00 a.m. in Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Christian Crusaders.
LANGSKOV, CHRISTA S., 92, of 420 E. 11th St. in Cedar Falls, died Monday, September 25, at her home, of natural causes. She was born March 24, 1908 at Cedar Falls, Iowa the daughter of Michael and Petrea (Petersen) Christiansen. She and her family moved back to Denmark shortly after her birth and in 1922 they returned to America, She married John Langskov November 28, 1926 in Cedar Falls, Iowa at Nazareth Lutheran Church.
Christa is survived by one son, John Langskov, Sacramento, California; two daughters, Esther Case, Waterloo, Iowa and Donna Powers, Tonka Bay, Minnesota; seven grandchildren; twenty five great grandchildren and one sister, Elna Shaw, Antioch, California.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Greta Caulk and one grandson, Michael Case; five sisters, Marie Olesen, Magna Olesen, Frederika Beck, Metha Hansen and Martha Ray and two brothers Adolph Petersen and Martin Christiansen.
Funeral services were Friday, September 29, 2000, at the Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home in Cedar Falls. Inurnment will be at Garden of Memories in Waterloo, Iowa at a later date. A memorial fund will be established.
LARSEN, ALVIN "PAT" HANS , SR. was born January 26, 1920 in Cedar Falls, Iowa, the son of Carl Nels and Elizabeth (Rientz) Larsen. He married Martha Hatcher in Cedar Falls in 1946, they later divorced. Pat married Catherine Todd on December 14, 1968 in Cedar Falls. He served with the U. S. Army Air Corps in the Pacific Theatre of Operations during WW II. Pat was an elevator operator at Rath Packing Company for 36 years, retiring in 1982. He was a member of the Air National Guard, Cedar Falls AMVETS Post 49, Dike AMVETS, and was a volunteer at the Senior Activity Center in Cedar Falls. Pat died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at Sartori Memorial Hospital, at 82 years of age.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine, of Cedar Falls; his children, Alvin Larsen, Jr. and Cindy Spooner, both of Waterloo, Iowa, Mary Richter and Charlotte White, both of Evansdale, Iowa, James and Carl Larsen, both of Waterloo, and Marie Weise of Cedar Falls; five step-children, David Truesdell of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Duane Truesdell of Florida, Anita Truesdell of Cedar Falls, James Truesdell of Minnesota and Kenny Truesdell of Florida; thirty-two grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren; a brother, Carl Larsen, Jr. of Minnesota and a sister, Verna “Jean” Barber of Waterloo.
Pat was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Charles Larsen, three grandchildren and a brother, Vernon Larsen.
Funeral services were 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2002, at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home in Cedar Falls. Memorials may be directed to the family.
LAWRENCE, RICHARD BRYNOLF , 81, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, died Wednesday, August 18, 2004, at the Western Home Communities Elizabeth Martin Health Center in Cedar Falls. Richard was born October 31, 1922 in Evanston, Illinois, the son of Brynolf and Lily (Stone) Lawrence. He married Helen White on November 21, 1947 in Evanston. Richard was a graduate of Evanston High School and Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa. He served with U. S. Army in the Pacific Theatre of Operations during WW II. Richard was a painting contractor in Evanston for 30 years, retiring in 1975. He and his wife Helen moved to Cedar Falls to be close to their daughter.
Survivors include his wife, Helen, of Cedar Falls; three daughters, Chris (Randy) Graf of Wilmette, Illinois, Heather (Scott) Lawrence-Richards of Cedar Falls and Sharon (John) Lee of Denver, Colorado; five grandchildren and a sister, Catherine Detweiler of Gainesville, Florida.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Ellen Trumbull.
Private family-directed committal services will be at Fairview Cemetery in Cedar Falls. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be directed to the Western Home Communities.
LECKBEE, EVELYN LOUISE was born September 2, 1919 in Mendota, Illinois the daughter of Oscar and Bertha (Young) Olsen. She married Theodore Leckbee October 9, 1939 in Austin, Minnesota. He preceded her in death on June 10, 1993. Evelyn and Ted owned and operated Olsen’s Lunch in Cedar Falls for many years. Evelyn was employed for 25 years at Schoitz Hospital in Waterloo as a nurse’s aide, retiring in 1981. She was past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star. Eveyln died Thursday, January 18, 2001 at her daughter’s home in Marble Rock, Iowa at the age of 81 years.
Survivors include her son, Theodore J. Leckbee and his wife, Carol, of Olathe, Kansas; her daughter, Jackie Keiper and her husband, Bob, of Marble Rock, Iowa; four grandchildren, Jeffrey Leckbee, John Struckman, Billie Struckman, and Monica Trevett, and one great grandson, Mark Ackley, Jr.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two daughters, Debra and Donna, a great granddaughter, Christine Struckman, and one brother, Oscar Olsen.
Funeral services were 1:30 p.m. Monday, January 22, 2001 at the Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. A memorial fund will be established.
LEHNE, CARL PAUL, 66, of Cedar Falls and formerly of Walker, Iowa died of cancer Monday, May 6, 2002 at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo, Iowa.
Carl was born July 24, 1935 in St. Paul, Minnesota the son of Rev. Fred and Mae (Olson) Lehne. He married Gerry Breyer on May 29, 1959 at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Fernando, Minnesota. Carl was a television technician having worked for KGAN Television in Cedar Rapids for 43 years retiring in August 1998. He was past president of the Urbana School Board of which he served on for 17 years and was a charter member of the Urbana Lion’s Club.
Survivors include his wife, Gerry, of Cedar Falls, one son, John Lehne and his wife, Diane, of Des Moines, Iowa; two daughters, Jody Runge and her husband, Dave of Keystone, Iowa, and Lynn Klein and her husband, Todd of Cedar Falls; eight grandchildren, and two sisters, Betty Reml of Sibley, Iowa and Ruth Joy of Clintonville, Wisconsin.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were 11 a.m. Thursday, May 9, 2002 in the Faith & Life Center at St. John Lutheran Church, 715 College St. Cedar Falls, Iowa with cremation following the funeral. Memorials may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice or St. John Lutheran Church.
LEY, ROBERT JAMES was born June 13, 1918, at Swea City, Iowa, the son of John J. and Kathryn (Craig) Ley. He married Lois M. Hoch on June 2, 1940 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Robert owned and operated Bob Ley’s Automotive Repair in Cedar Falls for 30 years. He was a handyman who enjoyed rebuilding cars, as well as remodeling and working around his home. Robert died Saturday, October 9, 1999, at Windsor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa, at 81 years of age.
He is survived by his wife Lois, of Cedar Falls; his two daughters, Susan Ley of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Pat Burroughs of Guttenberg, Iowa; three grandchildren, Steve and Brian Burroughs, and Jenny Hughes; and two great-grandchildren, Miranda and Arlen Burroughs.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Florence Otero and Helen Ley; and two brothers, Howard and Vernon Ley.
Memorial services were 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 18, 1999, at the funeral home, with inurnment at Fairview Cemetery in Cedar Falls. Memorials may be directed to the charity of the donor's choice.
LILJA, ROBERT , 73, of Cedar Falls died Saturday, March 27, 2004 in the Emergency Room at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls. He was born August 8, 1930, at Rockford, Illinois, the son of Edgar and Rachel Alice (Goodman) Lilja. Robert married Marilyn Haas, September 5, 1953, at Johnson Creek, Wisconsin. She later preceded him in death on May 4, 1986. He married Pam Swanson-Driscoll November 12, 1988, at Nazareth Lutheran Church, Cedar Falls, Iowa. Robert was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and retired early from management at Schultz Manufacturing. He was also a member of Mensa and wrote articles for Mensa publications.
Robert is survived by his wife Pam, of Cedar Falls; four sons, Daniel (Sally) Lilja of Plains, Montana; David (Sarah) Lilja of Maplewood, Minnesota; Peter (Kayann) Lilja of Cedar Falls, Iowa and a step-son David (Jodi) Driscoll of Waukee, Iowa; six grandchildren, Adam, Carson and Travis Lilja all of Plains, Montana; Andrew Lilja of Maplewood, Minnesota, and Sam and Sophie Lilja of Cedar Falls, Iowa; two sisters Ruth Joslyn of Sarasota, Florida and Mary (Joe) Cech of Davis, California.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his first wife Marilyn.
Services were 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 2, 2004, at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls. Memorials may be directed to the V.A. Hospital or Nazareth Lutheran Church.
LLEWELLYN, SHIRLEY V. was born January 5, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois the daughter of Sexton Sherman and Hazel Marie (Hansen) Bolton. She married Russell Llewellyn on June 10, 1945 at First Presbyterian Church in Cedar Falls, Iowa, he preceded her in death on October 28, 1977. Shirley was a 1943 graduate of Cedar Falls High School and attended nursing school at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa. She was a nurse for many years at Dr. Nielsen’s medial office in Cedar Falls; served on the Cedar Falls City Council from 1978-1982, chairing the Dept. of Public Safety; was a founding member and past president of the Cedar Falls AMVETS Post 49 Auxiliary and was past president of the Iowa AMVETS Auxiliary. Shirley died Tuesday, December 15, 1998 at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls at 73 years of age.
She is survived by her son, Dr. Jeffrey B. Llewellyn of Asheville, North Carolina; her daughter, Susan M. Llewellyn of New York City, New York; her granddaughter, Lorraine M. Philips of New York City, a sister, Muriel Bentley of Fairfield Glade, Tennessee and seven nieces and nephews.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Funeral services were held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 19, 1998 at the Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home with burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Cedar Falls. Memorials may be directed to the AMVETS Post 49 Auxiliary Scholarship Fund.
LOBERG, INGVALD “ING” A. was born January 13, 1922 near Northwood, Iowa the son of Oliver and Ingrid (Odegaard) Loberg. He married Flavia Hill September 13, 1942 in Northwood, Iowa. Ing retired as a consultant from Northwestern Bell after 37 years of employment. He sang with the Novatones for many years, was a founding member of the Sons of Norway, a member of the Cedar Falls AMVETS, and was also a member of the Telephone Pioneers. Ing died Wednesday, February 7, 2001 at Manor Care in Waterloo, Iowa at the age of 79 years.
Survivors include his wife, Flavia, of Cedar Falls; one son, Brant Loberg of Waterloo; two daughters, Julie Hill of Waterloo and Angela Burrell and her husband, Steve, of Cedar Falls; and two grandchildren, Ryan Loberg and Ambia Root. Ing was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, Ryan Loberg; and his brother, Otto Loberg.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 10, 2001 at St. John Lutheran Church, Cedar Falls, with burial in Sunset Rest Cemetery in Northwood, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the church.
LONGNECKER, VERA MEREE was born January 9, 1909 in Ankeny, Iowa the daughter of John S. and Carrie A. (Crawley) Wright. She married George C. Longnecker June 7, 1931 in Newton, Iowa. Meree and George owned and operated Olympia Candy Kitchen in Cedar Falls. She was also employed at Clay Equipment as a secretary from 1949 until her retirement in 1972. Meree died Monday, November 29, 1999 at the Western Home-Martin Center 1, at the age of 90 years.
Survivors include her son John and his wife, Sharon, Cedar Falls, Iowa, six grandchildren and their families;John Curtis & Debbie Longnecker, Shantel, Amanda, Troy, James Clifford & Cheri Longnecker, Taylor, Jared, Cassandra, Michael, Joel Adam Longnecker, Aaron, Rachel, Joshua Alan Longnecker, Abby, Ryan, Eric, Sarah Louise & Tim Williams, John, Everett, David, Matthew, and Jeremiah Nolan & Allison Longnecker, Brayden and her sister, Judy Duffey and her husband, Roy, of Lynn Creek, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, George.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 3, 1999 at St. John Lutheran Church with burial in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home and for an hour preceding service time at the church. Memorials may be directed to the church or the Western Home.