OLSON, GLADYS IRENE, was born February 24, 1917 in Sunberry, Iowa, the daughter of William and Hulda (Hamann) Tank. She was a 1933 graduate of Reinbeck High School. Gladys married Walter E. Olson on April 23, 1937 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. He preceded her in death on April 7, 1980. They farmed north of Cedar Falls for many years, and Gladys was a cook at the Cedar Falls Lutheran Home. Gladys died Sunday, February 20, 2000 at Cedar Falls Healthcare Center, at 82 years of age.
She is survived by her son, Donald E. Olson of Waterloo, Iowa, and her daughter, Joann Robinson and her husband Ray of Janesville, Iowa; five grandchildren, Barbara Robinson of Cedar Falls, Beverly Bahlmann and her husband Brian of Plainfield, Iowa, Candace Olson, Brenda Robinson of Janesville and Wyatt Olson of Denver, Colorado.
Gladys was preceded in death by her husband and parents; two brothers, Arthur and Lester Langmann, and a sister, Norma Tank in infancy.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 23, 2000, at the Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, with burial at Hillside Cemetery, both in Cedar Falls. Memorials may be directed to Adults Incorporated, 3420 University Ave., Waterloo, Iowa 50701.
OLSON, ROBERT A. was born August 3, 1918 in Rochester, Minnesota, the son of Andrew and Bessie (Foltz) Olson. He married Charlotte Glemstad on January 2, 1942 in Blanchardville, Wisconsin. Robert served in the U.S. Navy during WW II and was a maintenance engineer with Carnation Dairy for many years. In 1970, he and Charlotte purchased the Swiss Colony Stores in Cedar Falls, Waterloo, Cedar Rapids and Marshalltown. They retired in 1987. Robert died Friday, March 8, 2002, at the Cedar Falls Lutheran Home, at 83 years of age.
He is survived by his wife, Charlotte of Cedar Falls; two sons, Robert of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Verne of Overland Park, Kansas; two daughters, Lynn Olson of Wellsburg, Iowa and Ann Bercher of Minneapolis, Minnesota; seven grandchildren, Leslie, Karen, Christopher, Benjamin, Andrew, Michaela and Rebecca, and three sisters, Bonita Sageng of Mankato, Minnesota, Betty Ann Thurson of Memphis, Tennessee and Mary Jean Brown of Shell Rock, Iowa.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Michael Olson.
Memorial service was 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2002, at the Cedar Falls Lutheran Home Chapel. Inurnment was at Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens in Cedar Falls. Memorials may be directed to the Cedar Falls Lutheran Home and Christian Crusaders.
OSBORN, ANNE was born May 18, 1920 near Dumont, Iowa, the daughter of Henry and Alberdena (Tjebkes) Jungling. She married Leonard Osborn on August 19, 1939, in Janesville, Iowa. He preceded her in death on February 18, 1987. Anne and Leonard farmed for many years near Tripoli, Iowa. She also volunteered at First Baptist Church in Cedar Falls for many years. Anne died Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at the Bartels Lutheran Home in Waverly, Iowa, at 80 years of age.
She is survived by her children, Robert Osborn and his wife Denise of Wayne, New Jersey, and Betty Snyder and her husband Mac of Waterville, Iowa; six grandchildren, Darci Snyder, Rodney and Ryan Osborn, Nathan Snyder, and Reed and Jamie Osborn; six great-grandchildren, Jessica and Brittany Frascht, Ambre and Sabre Osborn, and Samantha and Andrew Snyder; two brothers, John and George Jungling, both of Cedar Falls; a sister, Katy Johnston of Waterloo, Iowa; four sisters-in-law, Naomi Pollock, Jane Morris, Lilly Patnode and Bernita Osborn, all of Cedar Falls, and four brothers-in-law, Virgil and Dale Osborn of Cedar Falls, Tom Osborn of New Hartford, Iowa and Jack Osborn of Chester, Iowa.
Anne was preceded in death by her husband and parents; four brothers, Henry and Albert Jungling, and two in infancy, and a sister, Grace Nielsen.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 11, 2001, at First Baptist Church, with burial at Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens, both in Cedar Falls. A memorial fund will be established.
PAULUS, HAZEL W., was born June 20, 1916 in Delaware County, Iowa, the daughter of William and Blanche (Raus) Carrothers. She married Clifford Paulus on October 9, 1946. He preceded her in death on July 9, 1993. Hazel was a 1933 graduate of Waterloo East High School and worked at Hinson Manufacturing Company and in the Credit Department at Blacks Department Store until her retirement. She and her late husband had been members of the Cedar Falls C.B. Club and were volunteers for the American Red Cross. Hazel died Wednesday, November 1, 2000, at the Cedar Falls Western Home, at 84 years of age.
She is survived by her son, Douglas Marshall and his wife Virginia of Grand Rapids, Minnesota; her daughter, Marlys Woock of Cedar Falls; three grandsons, Randy Woock of Reinbeck, Iowa, Brett Marshall of Three Forks, Montana and Scott Marshall of Canoga Park, California; a granddaughter, Lisa Mooty of Grand Rapids, Minnesota; a sister, Ruth Frey of Wells, Minnesota and a niece and two nephews.
Hazel was preceded in death by her parents, husband and three sisters, Madonna and Laurel Carrothers, and Garnet Wagoner.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 4, 2000, at the Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, with burial at Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens, both in Cedar Falls. Memorials may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice, American Cancer Society and the Western Home.
PEARCE, GEORGE W. was born August 5, 1911, in Cody, Wyoming, the son of Joseph H. and Ora Mable (Williams) Pearce. He married Edith Lenora McCormick, January 15, 1938, in Osceola, Iowa. He and Edith farmed and raised turkeys and in 1963 began working for UNI in the custodial department, retiring in 1981. George died Thursday, July 31, 2003 at Sartori Hospital, Cedar Falls, Iowa, at the age of 91 years.
George is survived by his wife, Edith, of Cedar Falls; one son, Don W. (Emily) Pearce of Cedar Falls; two daughters, Charlotte (Louis) Smith of Cedar Falls and Janice Loftus and special friend Gerry Kirchberg of Evansdale, Iowa; twelve grandchildren, 21 great- grandchildren; two brothers, Joseph Hiram Pearce and Donald (Darlene) Pearce, both of Waterloo, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Harry & Charlie Pearce; five sisters, Pauline Ducklow, Mary Schipplick, Lucille Fulk, and Darlene May and one sister in infancy.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 4, 2003, at Washington Chapel Church with burial at Washington Chapel Cemetery, both in rural Cedar Falls. Memorials may be directed to the church.
PEARCE, JOAN ELDA was born June 5, 1929 in Charles City, Iowa, the daugher of Harold and Elda (Koehler) Kelleher. She married Joseph H. Pearce, Jr. on July 27, 1947 at the Little Brown Church, Nashua, Iowa. Joan owned and operated the Jersey Freeze in Cedar Falls, Iowa for six years and was past secretary for the Washington Chapel Cemetery Association. She was a volunteer for Countryview Care Center in Waterloo, Iowa, the Western Home in Cedar Falls, Cerebral Palsy Bowling and was a Girl Scout Leader. Joan died Thursday, November 5, 1998 at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo at 69 years of age.
She is survived by her husband of Waterloo; her two sons, Joseph H. Pearce, III of Slater, Iowa and James C. Pearce of Cedar Falls; her daughter, Nancy L. Foss of Evansdale, Iowa; four grandchildren, Kenneth and Kelly Foss, Jamie Jo Williams and Joseph Pearce, IV; two great-grandchildren, Samantha Vest and Kayla Williams; three brothers, Francis Kelleher of Arkansas, Harold Kelleher of Nashua and Myron Kelleher of Cedar Falls and a sister, Karen O’Connell of Fredericksburg, Iowa.
Joan was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 9 at Washington Chapel United Methodist Church in rural Cedar Falls, with burial at Washington Chapel Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the church.
PEDERSEN, ROBERT E. , 82, of rural Cedar Falls, Iowa, died Thursday, June 24, 2004, at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa. Robert was born March 15, 1922 in Cedar Falls, Iowa, the son of Peder and Christina (Jacobsen) Pedersen. He married Marie L. Andorf on September 22, 1944 at Zion Lutheran Church in rural Hudson, Iowa. Robert served with the U. S. Army during WW II and worked as a mechanic for International Harvester and farmed in rural Hudson for 53 years. He was a member of the Hudson AMVETS Post 82. Robert enjoyed his family, his farm and spending time at the lake fishing.
Robert is survived by his wife, Marie, of rural Cedar Falls; three sons, Darrel and his wife Jeanette of Hudson, Dean and his wife Janet of West Union, Iowa and Russell and his wife Sandra of Cedar Falls; a daughter, Jane Lee and her husband Dana of Fairbault, Minnesota; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Alvin and his wife Loretta of California and Jim and his wife Lovelle of Hudson, and a sister, Edna Dufel of Hudson.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a twin brother, Russell, who died in infancy.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 28, at Zion Lutheran Church, with interment at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, both in rural Hudson, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the church or Cedar Valley Dialysis Center.
PEINE, GENEVIEVE E. KRESS was born November 24, 1909, in Piqua, Kansas, the daughter of Jacob Albert and Katherine (Koester) Kress. She married Curtis J. Peine in 1930; he preceded her in death on November 11, 1963. Genevieve was a graduate of Neosho Falls High School in Kansas, and was a homemaker and mother. She was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Waterloo and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Cedar Falls, and was a member of the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Shamrocks. Genevieve died Saturday, April 1, 2000, at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls, Iowa, at 90 years of age.
She is survived by her children, Wallace Peine of Piqua, Kansas, Rita Buckingham of Silver Hill, Maryland, Julie Horstman of Cedar Falls, Coena Iacovone of Coral Springs, Florida and Jeannie George of Des Moines, Iowa; twenty-one grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; her sister, Teresa Burry of Washburn, Iowa and her brother, Dr. Jacob A. Kress of Hillsboro, Missouri.
Genevieve is preceded in death by her husband and parents, a grandson, Michael Horstman, three brothers and two sisters.
Services: Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Cedar Falls, with burial at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Waterloo, Iowa. A memorial fund will be established.
PERSSON, MATTHEW A. was born March 27, 1978 in Waterloo, Iowa the son of Roger Kenneth Persson and Vickie Cecile Benson. He graduated from West High School in Waterloo in 1997 and was employed by Comprehensive Systems in Cedar Falls. Matt inherited his gentle spirit from his great grandfather, Cecil G. DeVore, with whom he cherished spending time with. Matt died Sunday, May 19, 2002 in Cedar Falls at the age of 24 years.
Survivors include his mother, Vickie Benson of Cedar Falls; his father, Roger Persson of Phoenix, Arizona; his half-sister, Tina Clark of Hillsboro, Oregon; his paternal grandmother, Bernice M. Persson of Phoenix, and his maternal grandparents, William Evan and Valeria Joan Benson of Orlando, Florida.
Matt was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Kenneth M. Persson.
Funeral services were 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2002 at Orchard Hill Church with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be directed to the National Epilepsy foundation or the March of Dimes.
PETERSEN, SR., HARRY E. was born January 11, 1918 in Waterloo, Iowa, the son of Andrew and Suzanne (Andersen) Petersen. He married Karen Christensen on April 11, 1942 in Waterloo. Harry farmed near Finchford, Iowa for 15 years and was a designer for 36 years at John Deere & Co. in Waterloo, retiring in 1980. He was a member of the John Deere Supervisor's Club in Waterloo. Harry died Thursday, January 16, 2003, at the Cedar Falls Lutheran Home, at 85 years of age.
He is survived by his wife, Karen, of Cedar Falls; two sons, Harry E. (Cindy) Petersen, Jr. of Cedar Falls and Philip Petersen of San Francisco, California; three daughters, Becky (Jerry) Vauthier of Waterloo, Audrey Petersen of Clive, Iowa and Annette (Dennis) Madiska of Longmont, Colorado; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and three step great-grandchildren; and two half sisters, Elda Riegel of Loveland, Colorado and Joan Harris of Arkansas.
Harry was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Matthew Madiska.
Funeral services were 1:30 p.m. Monday, January 20, 2003, at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home in Cedar Falls. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Cedar Falls.
PETERSON, DONALD ROY was born May 5, 1937 at Waverly, Iowa, the son of Albert and Doris M. (Simerson) Peterson. He married Gloria Lee White on February 9, 1957 at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She preceded him in death on June 10, 1985. Donald worked for the Cedar Falls Parks Department for 15 years, semi-retiring in 2004. He died from skin cancer on Tuesday, August 17, 2004, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo, Iowa, at 67 years of age.
Donald is survived by his two sons, Don (Dianna) Peterson of Waterloo and Dale (Nikki) Peterson of Katy, Texas; his three daughters, Dawn (Carl) Scott of Tripoli, Iowa, Victoria (Tom) Erdman of Clear Lake, Iowa and Lynn Peterson of Portland, Oregon; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; three brothers, Albert “Pete” Peterson, Jr. of Cedar Falls, Rich (Marci) Peterson of Cedar Falls and Curtis (Janet) Peterson of Frankfort, Indiana; two sisters, Donna (Bob) White of Independence, Iowa and Mary Havlik of Frankfort, Indiana; and four uncles, Forrest Simerson of Hartford, Iowa, Bob Simerson of Des Moines, Iowa, Roger Simerson of Arizona and Harold Simerson of Boone, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his wife and parents; a brother, John Peterson and a sister, Marlys Mathes
Funeral services were 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 20, 2004, at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home in Cedar Falls. His cremated remains will be scattered in Oregon at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the family.
PETERSON, DORIS M. was born September 13, 1915 at Nashua, Iowa, the daughter of Carl A. and Gertrude (Fisher) Simerson. She married Albert F. Peterson on December 14, 1933 at Charles City, Iowa. He preceded her in death on February 28, 1981. Doris died Monday, February 8, 1999 at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls, Iowa at 83 years of age.
She is survived by her two daughters, Donna White of Weatherford, Texas and Mary Havlik of Frankfort, Indiana; four sons, Albert J. Peterson, Jr., Richard J. Peterson and Donald R. Peterson, all of Cedar Falls, and Curtis J. Peterson of Frankfort, Indiana; thirty grandchildren, forty great grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter and her five brothers, Carl of Nora Springs, Iowa, Harold of Boone, Iowa, Forest of Hartford, Iowa, Robert of Des Moines, Iowa and Roger of Yuma, Arizona. Doris was preceded in death by her husband, parents, three daughters, Caroline and Katherine in infancy and Marlys Mathes; a son, John C., one granddaughter, three great grandchildren, four sisters, Maude, Ethel, Helen and Ruth and two brothers, Earl and Floyd.
Funeral services were 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 10, 1999 at the funeral home with burial at Greenwood Cemetery in Cedar Falls. Memorials may be directed to the family.
PETERSON, GRACE MARIAN was born November 12, 1912 in Ida Grove, Iowa the daughter of Joshua Lewis and Cynthia Ellen (Custer) Foster. She married Curtis “Sam” Peterson May 29, 1938 at Spencer, Iowa. He preceded her in death on April 24, 1978. Grace taught elementary school in country schools, Rembrandt, Iowa and after moving to Cedar Falls in 1966, she substitute taught for the Cedar Falls School District. Grace died Tuesday, October 7, 2003 at the Western Home Communities-Elizabeth Martin Center at the age of 90 years.
Survivors include two daughters, Sharon (John) Longnecker of Bella Vista, Arkansas, Rev. Mary (Joel Lindemann) Peterson of Coulter, Iowa; six grandchildren, John (Deb) Longnecker, James (Cheri) Longnecker, Joel Longnecker, Joshua (Jill) Longnecker, Sarah (Tim) Williams, and Jeremiah (Allison) Longnecker; 19 great grandchildren, and one nephew, James (Carol) Dolan of Pismo Beach, California. Grace was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one brother, Lewis Foster, and two sisters, Laura Opal Foster and Jessie Isabel Broadwell.
Funeral services were 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 10, 2003 at St. John Lutheran Church with burial in Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the church or the Western Home.