TANGEN, MABEL E., was born October 23, 1919, at Thompson, Iowa, the daughter of Elmen and Amelia (Jensen) Erickson. She married Kenneth Tangen, and they were later divorced. Mabel was a sales clerk at the Coast To Coast store and Carver Hardware for many years. She died Thursday, January 6, 2000, at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls, at 80 years of age.
Mabel is survived by her son, Gary and his wife Jane Tangen; her two daughters, Joann and her husband Syd Layton and Marlys and her husband Steve Spears, all of Cedar Falls; eight grandchildren, Nick, Shelley, Cindy, Jeff, Tony, Dan, Carrie and Chad; eleven great-grandchildren; one sister, Hilda Martinson of Cedar Falls; and two brothers, Irwin Erickson of Thompson, Iowa, and Arthur Erickson of Rolfe, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Clara Ingebritson and one in infancy.
Funeral services were 1:30 p.m. Saturday, January 8, 2000, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, with burial at Fairview Cemetery, both in Cedar Falls. Memorials may be directed to the church.
TATE, LISA JANE was born April 21, 1964 in Ames, Iowa the daughter of Kenneth and Margie (Torkelson) Sogard. She graduated from Ames High School in 1982. Lisa married Bill Tate, Jr. on August 5, 1988 in Ames. She was a licensed day care provider which she operated out of her home. Lisa died Sunday, February 24, 2002 at her home at the age of 37 years.
Survivors include her husband, Bill, of Waterloo; three daughters, Jessica, Jasmine, and Jenna Tate, all at home; her mother and stepfather, Margie and Rich Hinderaker, of Ames; her maternal grandmother, Othelia Torkelson, of Forest City and two sisters, Carla Hatten and LouAnn Norlin, both of Ames. Lisa was preceded in death by her father, her paternal grandparents and her maternal grandfather.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at St. John Lutheran Church, 8th & College Streets, Cedar Falls, Iowa, with burial in Fairview Cemetery in Waterloo, Iowa.
IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, memorials may be given to the Jessica, Jasmine and Jenna Tate Educational fund in care of Bill Tate, 108 Cortez Circle, Waterloo, Iowa 50701 or LouAnn Norlin, 813 Hunziker Dr., Ames, Iowa 50010.
THALACKER, REV. ARNOLD, 96, of the Cedar Falls Lutheran Home died Wednesday, November 21, 2001 at Sartori Memorial Hospital. He was born May 21, 1905 in Wautoma, Wisconsin the son of Paul and Ida (Wagner) Thalacker. He graduated from Wartburg College in Clinton, Iowa in 1927, from Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque in 1930 and was ordained at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Richford, Wisconsin on June 15, 1930. Rev. Thalacker married Erna Klein August 29, 1932 in Muscatine, Iowa. She died December 24, 1946. He married Lois Westwood May 29, 1950 in Mason City, Iowa.
Rev. Thalacker served congregations in Grinnell, Malcom, Monticello, Palmer, Des Moines, Tripoli, West St. Paul, Minnesota and Maynard. After retiring he served at Maxfield Township, Denver and then at Oran. He served on the Iowa Lutheran Social Welfare Board, the Lutheran Board at Iowa State, the District Radio Committee and was presently serving as a staffer on Social Welfare's Secretary of Aging Program.
Survivors include his wife, Lois, of Cedar Falls; four sons, William of Waterloo, James of Weslaco, Texas, John of Fort Dodge, and Mark of Woodbridge, Virginia; two daughters, Ruth Nelson of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota and Sarah Howdon of Cedar Falls; twenty grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, three brothers, Arbie Thalacker of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Harold Thalacker of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, and Lloyd Thalacker of Independence, Wisconsin; and one sister, Loretta Specht of Monticello, Iowa. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Naomi Vrhovnik, four brothers, Chester, Russell, Paul, and Edwin, and one sister, Hannah Thalacker.
Funeral services were 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2001 at St. John Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls with burial at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Harrisville Cemetery, Harrisville, Wisconsin. Memorials may be given to the Building Fund at St. John Lutheran, Wartburg College, Wartburg Seminary, or the Cedar Falls Lutheran Home.
THALACKER, LOIS was born June 2, 1921 in Huron, S.D. the daughter of Harry and Salome (Grosshans) Westwood. She married the Rev. Arnold Thalacker on May 29, 1950 in Mason City. He preceded her in death on November 21, 2001. Lois graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota and also received a degree in Library Science from the University of Northern Iowa. She was an English Teacher and then a Parrish Worker in Albert Lea, Minnesota and at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mason City until the time of her wedding. Lois was also the Librarian for 10 years at Allen Hospital School of Nursing. She died Friday, December 20, 2002 at her home at the age of 81 years.
Survivors include four sons, William Thalacker of Waterloo, James Thalacker of Weslaco, Texas, John Thalacker of Fort Dodge, and Mark Thalacker of Woodbridge, Virginia; two daughters, Ruth Nelson of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota and Sarah Howdon of Cedar Falls, twenty grandchildren, twenty nine great grandchildren, and one brother, Wayne Westwood of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Lois was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one daughter, Naomi Vrhovnik, and two brothers, Wilbur and David Westwood.
Funeral services were 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 27, 2002 at St. John Lutheran Church with burial in Harrisville Cemetery, Harrisville, Wisconsin. Memorials may be given to St. John Lutheran Church, Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque, or the Chapel at the Cedar Falls Lutheran Home. Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
THIERMAN, CARL F. was born on February 29, 1904, in Black Hawk County the son of Robert F. and Sophie (Heide) Thierman. He married Doris H. Perin on August 11, 1939, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. She preceded him in death on October 14, 1998. Carl died on Tuesday, May 11, 1999, at the Western Home Martin Center in Cedar Falls at 95 years of age.
He is survived by five sons, Charles of Des Moines, Iowa, James of Cedar Falls, John of Waterloo, Richard of Waverly and Tom of Cedar Falls; one daughter, Nanette Sash of Waterloo; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and one sister, Violet Thompson of Blue Mound, Wisconsin. Carl was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Doris; one granddaughter, Lisa Thierman; one brother, William and two sisters, Irene Braun and Mildred Lukes.
Funeral services were 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 14, 1999 at the United Church of Christ, with burial at Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens, both in Cedar Falls. Memorials to be directed to the family.
THIERMAN, JAMES I. was born on February 14, 1944 in Cedar Falls, Iowa, the son of Carl and Doris (Perin) Thierman. He married Linda Kramer on March 20, 1965 in Cedar Falls. James was employed as a carpenter for 23 years at the University of Northern Iowa, retiring in 2002. He died on Tuesday, November 11, 2003, at the Cedar Falls Lutheran Home, at 59 years of age.
Survivors include his wife, Linda, of Cedar Falls; a daughter, Michelle (Isaac) Jerome of Cedar Falls; two grandsons, Brandon and Tanner Jerome; three brothers, John (Janna) Thierman of Waterloo, Iowa, Richard (Barb) Thierman of Waverly, Iowa and Tom Thierman of Cedar Falls, and a sister, Nanette Sash of Cedar Falls. James was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Lisa Thierman and a brother, Charles Thierman.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 14, 2003 at the United Church Of Christ with burial at Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be directed to the family.
THIERMAN, HAZEL L. , 96, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, died Thursday, August 26, 2004, at the Western Home Communities Stanard Assisted Living Center in Cedar Falls. Hazel was born December 21, 1907, the daughter of Ralph and Nellie (Stromberg) Wilcox, at Charles City, Iowa. She married Ralph L. Thierman July 19, 1931, at Waterloo, Iowa. He preceded her in death February 27, 2001. Before her retirement, she was a cashier at Iowa Public Service in Waterloo, Iowa.
Hazel is survived by many nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband; four sisters, Marian Hansen, Florence Mc Gregor, Emma Katcher and Mildred Knight; and one brother, Chester Wilcox.
Funeral services were 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 28, at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, with interment at Greenwood Cemetery, both in Cedar Falls. Memorials may be directed to The Salvation Army or The Western Home Communities.
THIERMAN, RALPH was born October 20, 1909 in rural Cedar Falls, the son of Henry and Lizzie (Lammer) Thierman. He married Hazel Wilcox on July 19, 1931 in Waterloo, Iowa. Ralph was a 1927 graduate of Cedar Falls High School and was a graduate of Gates Business College in Waterloo. He worked for many years at the Independent Meat & Grocery in Waterloo and worked in the Circulation Department at the Waterloo Courier Newspaper for 27 years, retiring in 1972. Ralph was also a lifetime member of the Elk’s Club in Waterloo. He died Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls, at 91 years of age.
Ralph is survived by his wife Hazel, of Cedar Falls and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Esther Fruchtenicht.
Funeral services were 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2001 at the funeral home, with burial at Greenwood Cemetery in Cedar Falls. A memorial fund will be established.
THODE, MILDRED DOROTHY was born January 18, 1912, in Racine, Wisconsin, the daughter of Andrew J. and Anna Helena (Nelson) Jensen. She married Einer V. Thode, and he preceded her in death on November 29, 1949. Mildred died Monday, November 29, 1999, at Western Home Martin Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa, at the age of 87.
She is survived by her step-daughter, Marilyn Schaefer of Washburn, Iowa; her brother, Merrill Jensen of Cedar Falls; her sister, Ardyce Hansen of Cedar Falls; many nieces and nephews; and many grandnieces and grandnephews. Mildred was preceded in death by her husband and parents; her son Donald; one step-son, Frederick; and her brother, Wilbur “Bill” Jensen.
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday, December 2, 1999, at Nazareth Lutheran Church Chapel, with burial at Greenwood Cemetery, both in Cedar Falls. Visitation will be 4 - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to Christian Crusaders, Cedar Falls.
THOMAS, HELEN RUTH was born June 6, 1926 in Iowa County, Iowa the daughter of John and Mildred (Huedepohl) Maas. She received her teaching certificate from Iowa State Teachers College then taught in one room schools near Marengo, Iowa for one year and Homestead, Iowa for two years. Helen married Warren Thomas November 28, 1947 at St. John Lutheran Church at Homestead, Iowa. She died Wednesday, September 29, 1999 at Allen Memorial Hospital, Waterloo, Iowa at 73 years of age.
Helen is survived by two sons, John Thomas and his wife, Eser Tolunay, of St. Louis, Missouri, Daniel Thomas of Grand Rapids, Michigan; three daughters, Ruth Fowler and her husband, Mike, of Atlanta, Georgia, Carol Dempsey and her husband, Jeff, of Phoenix, Arizona; ten grandchildren; two sisters, Marion Nielsen and her husband, Ed, of Cedar Falls, Medora Jacobs and her husband, Jake, of Lincoln, Nebraska, and a sister-in-law, Eleanor Maas of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Helen was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Lorene Maas, and two brothers, Milton Maas and Clark Maas.
Funeral services were Monday, October 4, 1999 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the church or Country View Care Facility.
THOMPSON, BONITA L. "BONNIE", 58, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, died Friday, February 25, 2000, at her home, of respiratory failure. She was born November 15, 1941 in La Crosse, Wisconsin, the daughter of Fred and Alice (Brown) Jones. Bonnie married Lyle Thompson on July 18, 1960 in McGregor, Iowa. She was a homemaker and mother, and volunteered for the Cub Scout and Brownie organizations. Bonnie and Lyle were also a host family for the Student Foreign Exchange program.
She is survived by her husband Lyle, of Cedar Falls; her children, Dawn Mary Hild and her husband Craig, and Dianne K. Schultz and her husband Gil, all of Cedar Falls, and James L. Thompson and his wife Anita of Eau Claire, Wisconsin; five grandchildren, Dillon and Cody Hild, and A.J., Kyle and Ashli Schultz; her parents, Fred and Alice Jones of Onalaska, Wisconsin; a brother, Roger Jones of Minneapolis, Minnesota; a sister, Jean James of La Crosse, Wisconsin; her mother-in-law, Alice Thompson of Cedar Falls; her sisters-in-law, Joni Briggs of Onalaska, Wisconsin and Janice Verdick and her husband Dennis of Omaha, Nebraska; and her close friends, Donnie and Karen Kneifl of Bangor, Wisconsin. Bonnie was preceded in death by her father-in-law, James A. Thompson.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 28, 2000, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, with burial at Fairview Cemetery, both in Cedar Falls. A memorial fund will be established at a later date.
THOMPSON, DR. OSCAR E., 92, of Carlisle, Pennsylvania and formerly of Cedar Falls, died Tuesday, June 3, 2003, in Carlisle. He was born June 16, 1910 in Roberts County, South Dakota, the son of Edward and Anna (Leverson) Thompson. Oscar earned his bachelor degree at Moorhead University in Moorhead, Minnesota and his masters degree at the University of North Dakota. He spent 49 years in education as a teacher, administrator and an employee of the Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education. Oscar had been a high school teacher, principal and director of school bands. Later, he served on the faculties of the University of Iowa, where he earned his Ph.D. degree, the University of Wyoming, the University of Northern Iowa, North Dakota State University, Oregan State University and Shippensburg University. Oscar was active in professional education organizations, including the Iowa State Education Association, where he served as president. He was on the Commission of Professional Rights and Responsibilities of the National Education Association and has been on its staff as Associate Executive Secretary in Washington, D.C. Oscar was a member of First United Methodist Church in Carlisle and a former member of the Cedar Falls Lions Club.
He is survived by his wife, Bertha Boyd Thompson, of Carlisle; a son, Richard Thompson, of Tucson, Arizona; a step-daughter, Donna Boyd Jenkinson, of Levittown, Pennsylvania; and two grandsons, Bruce and Curtis Thompson, both of Berkley, California. Oscar was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Ballard Thompson, and his parents.
Graveside committal services were 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 11 at Fairview Cemetery in Cedar Falls. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to First United Methodist Church, 64 East North St., Carlisle, PA 17013.
THOMPSON, VICKI L. was born June 7, 1949 in Cedar Falls, Iowa, the daughter of Roger E. and Alida M. (Schatzberg) Henry. She was a 1969 graduate of Janesville High School. Vicki worked for United Parcel Service and was an abstractor for Bremer County for many years. She also was a secretary for Richway Industries in Janesville for several years. Vicki died Tuesday, October 17, 2000, at her home in Janesville, at 51 years of age.
She is survived by her son, Tolly Thompson and his wife Tracy of Lincoln, Nebraska; her two daughters, Kara and Katy Thompson of Cedar Falls; a granddaughter, Payton Thompson, and a special friend, Bill Wilson of Janesville. Vicki was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Dean Henry.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 21, 2000, at the Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home in Cedar Falls, with burial at Garden of Memories in Waterloo, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the family.
THORNBERRY, LYNN MARIE , 57, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, died Tuesday, August 24, at her home after a courageous battle of 4 years, 8 months with cancer. Lynn was born in Hazel Green, Wisconsin on March 16, 1947, daughter of Irvin and Marilyn (Adams) Gerlich. She grew up in Galena Illinois and later moved to West Des Moines where she graduated from Valley High School. On September 30, 1966, she married Stanley Thornberry in Waterloo Iowa. Lynn attended the University of Iowa in 1965-66, Elgin Community College, where she earned Associate’s degree in Nursing (RN) in 1979 and the University of Iowa, where she earned her BSN in 1992. She was in the masters program at Allen Hospital School of Nursing when she was diagnosed in early 2000. Over her nursing career, she worked at various hospitals, including McHenry Community Hospital (McHenry IL), Froedert (Milwaukee WI), Des Moines Methodist, Covenant (Waterloo) and People’s Clinic (Waterloo). Lynn was a member of several social and philanthropic groups currently, PEO, MV Chapter, “We wear purple now” book club and Cedar Valley Herb Club. She served and was devoted to others throughout her life, through her personal efforts, her career and her church. She was a member of the Prairie Springs Methodist Church where she participated on administrative committees. She had a love of life. She enjoyed her family, was an energetic quilter and enjoyed gardening, reading, skiing and travel.
Survivors include: her husband, Stanley, of Cedar Falls, a daughter Ann Stutler (Darin) of Urbandale, Iowa, a son Curtis Nepstad-Thornberry (Tina) of Panora Iowa, two grandchildren, Axel and Emma, her mother, Marilyn Gerlich, a brother Jay Gerlich (Karen) of Panora and sisters, Jule Reynolds (Ted) of Des Moines and Lonna Nauman (Kevin) of Panora.
Preceded in death by her father, Irvin Gerlich, infant sister, Laura, and her maternal and paternal grandparents.
Services: A Celebration of Life ceremony was held at 1st United Methodist Church, Cedar Falls Iowa at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 27. There will be a private inurnment.