VAUGHN, LYNN ANN WRIGHT was born May 25, 1947 in Ames, Iowa, the daughter of Wayne Kenneth and Louise Annette (Olson) Wright. She married Richard Vaughn in 1972 at their home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, they were later divorced. Lynn received her B.A. degree from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio and conducted post-graduate studies at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. She was the office manager at Paine, Weber, Mitchell & Hutchins Investment Firm in New York City and was a secretary in the Aerospace Research Department at Iowa State University in Ames. Lynn was a pianist, and enjoyed cooking and riding horses. She died Wednesday, January 23, 2002, at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls, at 54 years of age.
Lynn is survived by her mother, Louise Olson Wright of Cedar Falls; her sister, Beth Wright of Cedar Falls and two brothers, Wayne Kenneth Wright, Jr. of Gastonia, North Carolina and Lee Owen Wright of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by her father and a brother, Larry Anton Wright.
Funeral services were 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 28, 2002, at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Cedar Falls. Interment will be at Ames Municipal Cemetery in Ames, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to Cedar Bend Humane Society, 1166 W. Airline Hwy., Waterloo, IA 50703.
VIETOR, MERLE "MIKE" was born March 11, 1924 in Ackley, Iowa, the son of Geseinus and Anna (Saadhoff) Vietor. He was a 1942 graduate of Ackley High School and attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Mike married Marie Elizabeth Welsh on September 17, 1950 in Waterloo, Iowa. She preceded him in death on December 28, 1982. He served with the U. S. Navy in the European Theatre during WW II and was a veteran of the D-Day landings. After the war, Mike served with the U.S. Coast Guard for several years, and later was a real estate agent for many years with Washington Realty Company in Waterloo, Iowa. He was a member of Cedar Falls AMVETS Post 49 for many years. Mike died Thursday, February 1, 2001 at his home, at 76 years of age.
He is survived by his daughter, Terry Vietor of Cedar Falls and his son, Dana Vietor of Independence, Iowa; four grandchildren, Austyn and Ashley Vietor, and Isaac and Rachel Johnson; a brother, Harris Vietor of Iowa Falls, Iowa and a sister, Cecil Flessa of Ackley. Mike was preceded in death by his wife and parents, and two sisters, Hattie Fleschner and Mildred Metzger.
Memorial services were 1:30 p.m. Monday, February 5, 2001 at the funeral home. Inurnment will be at Garden of Memories in Waterloo, where military committal rites will be conducted by Cedar Falls AMVETS Post 49. A memorial fund will be established at a later date.
VOORHEES, DOROTHY MAY was born September 24, 1919 in Waterloo, Iowa, the daughter of Harry and Margaret (Jacobs) Hackett. She married Robert Voorhees on November 13, 1943 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Robert preceded her in death on October 3, 1983. Dorothy was a graduate of West High School in Waterloo and attended Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls. She died Saturday, January 2, 1999 at Sterling House in Cedar Falls at 79 years of age.
Dorothy is survived by her son, Peter E. Voorhees and her daughter, Sara J. Gregory, both of Cedar Falls; her two grandchildren, Steven P. Burrell, Jr. of Cedar Falls and Stacy Jane Burrell of Minneapolis, Minnesota; a sister, Elizabeth Sias of Bonners Ferry, Idaho and a brother, Donald Hackett of Prescott, Arizona. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and three brothers, Charles Blaine Hackett, Russell Hackett and Theodore Hackett.
Memorial services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6, 1999 at First United Methodist Church in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Her body was donated to the University of Iowa Medical School in Iowa City, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to Sartori Memorial Hospital Health Care Foundation and the Salvation Army.
Voss, Reinhard Christof, Jr., was born November 24, 1936 in Waterloo, Iowa the son of Reinhard Christof Sr. and Wava Faye (Forry) Voss. He married Betty A. Cathcart in November of 1962 in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and they were later divorced. Reinhard served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959 and was employed as a welder at John Deere for 33 years retiring in 1988. He was past President of the Board of Trustees of Cedar Falls AMVETS Post 49 and was past Commodore of the North Shore Boat Club in Cedar Falls. Reinhard died Thursday, February 3, 2000, at the Cedar Falls Lutheran Home, at 63 years of age.
Survivors include his daughter, Kimberly D. Cross and her husband Kevin, of Cedar Falls, Iowa; two grandsons, Shane and Taylor Cross; his mother, Wava Voss and his sister, Vonnelle Tippett, both of La Porte City, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Richard Voss.
Services: 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 7, 2000 at St. John Lutheran Church with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Full military rites were conducted by Cedar Falls AMVETS Post 49. Memorials may be directed to the family.
WAGNER, MARTHA W. (DIETZ) was born October 7, 1912 in Plainfield, Iowa the daughter of George & Edith (Masten) Dietz. She married Ralph W. Wagner December 17, 1932 in Galena, Illinois. He preceded her in death on November 11, 1996. Martha died Friday, January 10, 2003 at the Elizabeth E. Martin Health Center of the Western Home Communities at the age of 90 years.
Survivors include two sons, Gerald E. (Judy) Wagner of Spring Creek, Nevada, George C. (Ruby) Wagner of Cedar Falls; one daughter, Phyllis (Alan) Sanders of Carl Junction, Missouri; nine grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, one brother, Charles Dietz of New Hampton; and three sisters, Effie Conklin of Plainfield, and Mildred Caswell and Edith Vohsman, both of Nashua. Martha was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one granddaughter, one great grandson, two brothers and one sister.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 15, 2003 at First United Methodist Church with burial in Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be directed to the Western Home.
WAGNER, RICHARD “DICK” GENE was born June 28, 1935 in Waterloo, Iowa the son of Richard H. and Mildred Mae (Allen) Wagner. He married Joy Campbell June 15, 1957 in Waterloo. Dick served in the U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1960. He retired from the Product Engineering Center at John Deere in 1994 after 27 years of employment. He also owned and operated Cassette Reproductions since 1972. He was on the Cedar Falls Bible Conference Board and was a member of the Iowa Adventurers Motorcycle Club. Dick died Saturday, November 6, 1999 at Covenant Medical Center at the age of 64 years.
Survivors include his wife, Joy, of Washburn, Iowa, two daughters, Tamara Schwartz and her husband Butch, of Forest Lake, MN, Lori Holter and her husband, Harold, of Lexington, KY, a daughter-in-law, Anna Wagner of Waterloo, seven grandchildren, one brother, Ron Wagner and one sister, Joanne Loy, both of Waterloo. Dick was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Jeff, and one grandson.
His funeral was Wednesday, November 10, 1999 at 1:30 p.m. at Cedar Valley Community Church with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery, both in Waterloo. Military rites were conducted by Becker-Chapman American Legion Post 138 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Waterloo Post 1623.
WAGONER, DARRYL N. "WAG", 88, of New Hartford, Iowa, died Thursday, March 11, 2004, at Windsor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Cedar Falls. Wag was born February 8, 1916 in Gilman City, Missouri, the son of Roy and Rosa (Lierly) Wagoner. He married Maurine Lepley on October 21, 1939 in Maloy, Iowa. Wag was a graduate of Southwest Missouri State Univerity and received his Vocational Agricultural degree from Iowa State University. He was a teacher for ten years in Adel, Waukee and Atlantic, Iowa. Wag owned and operated the grain elevators in both New Hartford and Parkersburg, Iowa for forty-seven years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for over fifty years and a charter member of the New Hartford Lions Club. Wag was a longtime member of New Hartford United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Maurine, of New Hartford; a son, Wayne (Georgine) Wagoner of Parkersburg; two daughters, Lynette (Morrie) Adams of Iowa City, Iowa and Vickye (Stan) Thompson of Parkersburg; eight grandchildren, Rick (Marilyn) Adams of Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, Angela (Steve) Lockwood of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Wade Wagoner of Kearney, Missouri, Bret (Jenny) Wagoner of Bondurant, Iowa, Jed (Kristi) Thompson of Durant, Iowa, Tessa Thompson of San Diego, California and Luke and Taryn Thompson, both of Parkersburg; five great-grandchildren, Zohara Adams, Connor, Patrick and Maurine Lockwood, and Brady Wagoner; a sister, Violet Toomay of Santa Maria, California and a sister-in-law, Boneta Wagoner of Gilman City, Missouri.
Wag was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Deward Wagoner and two sisters, Blondell Dowell and Pauline Moulin.
Funeral services were 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 13, 2004, at New Hartford United Methodist Church. Memorials may be directed to the church or Cedar Valley Hospice.
WALIN, BETTY COWAN , 86, of Cedar Falls, died Tuesday, January 27, 2004, at Community Nursing Home in Clarksville, Iowa. She was born February 8, 1917, in Cedar Falls, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph and Florence (Bellamy) Cowan. Betty married Clifford Walin on October 28, 1953 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Cedar Falls and he subsequently preceded her in death. She was a 1934 graduate of Cedar Falls High School. Betty attended Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri and graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She worked at Wieboldt’s Store in Chicago, Illinois and at Iowa Sports Supply in Cedar Falls. Betty was the Executive Director of the Conestoga Council of Girl Scouts from 1965 until her retirement in 1982. She was a longtime member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and a charter member and first president of the Sartori Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Betty was also a lifetime member of the Cedar Falls Historical Society and a member of the Cedar Falls Woman’s Club. Survivors include her daughter, Mary (Richard) Wieck of Cedar Falls and two grandchildren, Nathaniel (fiancée Rebecca Olson) Wieck and Amanda Wieck, both of Cedar Falls. Betty was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 31, 2004, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, with burial at Greenwood Cemetery, both in Cedar Falls. Memorials may be directed to St. Luke's Episcopal Church or Sartori Memorial Hospital.
WALKER, MARY F. , 86, of Friendship Village, died Saturday, November 8, 2003, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo. She was born May 31, 1917 in Hindman, Kentucky, the daughter of Robert Lee and Leanna (Combs) Pigman. She married Howard Walker on July 6, 1948 in Berea, Kentucky. He preceded her in death on April 20, 1992. Mary received her nurse’s training at West Baltimore, Maryland General Hospital. She was a registered nurse for 19 years at Pontiac General Hospital in Pontiac, Michigan and at a hospital in Ypsilanti, Michigan for several years, retiring in 1980.
Mary is survived by two sons, Gary L. (Debra) Walker of Huber Heights, Ohio and Kenneth L. (Karen) Walker of Auburn Hills, Michigan; two daughters, Gail W. (George) Farber of Waterloo, Iowa and Cheryl A. (James) Chrisman of Plainfield, Indiana; four grandchildren, Christopher Lee (Marilu) Walker, M. Adam (Alison) Walker, Heather (Chad) Funderburg and B. Gwen Farber; four great-grandchildren, Kira and Kelsey Funderburg, and Colin and Benjamin Walker; and a sister, Oma Holt of Berea, Kentucky. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents; a brother, Roland Pigman; and four sisters, Betty Jean Pigman, Annice Reynolds, Alta Pigman and Edna Taylor.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Thursday, November 13, 2003, at Davis & Powell Funeral Home, with interment at Berea Cemetery, both in Berea, Kentucky. Memorials may be directed to Bethany Bible Chapel, 4507 Rownd St., Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613 or Cedar Valley Hospice, PO Box 2880, 2101 Kimball Ave., Waterloo, Iowa 50702.
WALTERS, L. ELAINE of Cedar Falls, Iowa died Saturday, April 5, 2003 at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo, Iowa.
Services were 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2003 at Nazareth Lutheran Church, Cedar Falls, with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery in Waterloo. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2003 at the Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home.
Elaine was born 24 September 1929 in Stuart, Adair County, Iowa to Harold & Lenora (Ripley) McPherson. She attended Stuart Public school until 1942, when the family moved to West Des Moines, Iowa. She attended Valley High School and graduated in 1947 where she was an All-State High School Basketball Guard. She won the Rotarian Club Oratorical Medal at commencement. Elaine was united in marriage to John E. Walters, 4 November 1951 at the West Des Moines Methodist Church. They lived in Des Moines for a short period of time and in 1952 moved to Waterloo, Iowa. She was involved in many activities at Nazareth Lutheran Church, P.E.O. Chapter OF, Friends of the Waterloo Library and enjoyed playing bridge.
Survivors include her husband, John: three sons, Tom C. (Pat) of Bettendorf, Iowa, J. Scott (Connie) of Wausau, WI, Bradley P. (Kathy) of Iowa City, Iowa, six grandchildren; one sister, Marcelyn (Kurt) Urban of Spirit Lake, Iowa, nieces and nephews, other family members and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Virgil McPherson and Bernard McPherson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Nazareth Lutheran Church, Cedar Valley Hospice or Christian Crusaders.
WARRIOR, LOUISE M. was born April 7, 1927 in Waterloo, Iowa, the daughter of Fred and Julia (Langsev) Sitterly. She married Harold Warrior on October 18, 1947 in Waterloo. He preceded Louise in death in 1967. Louise died Friday, July 5, 2002, at Windsor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa, at 75 years of age.
She is survived by her three sons, Dan (Malea), Dave and Don Warrior, all of Cedar Falls; five grandchildren, Matthew, Joseph, Ryan and Dakota Warrior and Carrie Wright; two great grandchildren, Cameron and Mariah Warrior; a brother, Sinclair Langsev of Waterloo and a sister, Helen Stendel of West Union, Iowa. Louise was preceded in death by her husband and parents; a son, Douglas Warrior; a brother, Fred Sitterly, Jr. and a sister, Marie Kiederling.
Funeral services were 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at Faith Wesleyan Church with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery in Waterloo.
WEBRAND, JURGEN was born March 1, 1918 in Dike, Iowa, the son of Henry and Dorothea (Bruns) Webrand. He married AnnaMae Factor on February 16, 1946 in Davenport, Iowa; they later divorced. He married Irene Sage on August 1, 1981 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Jurgen served in the 34th Infantry Division of the U. S. Army during World War II and received a Purple Heart. He was a machinist at Viking Pump for 37 years retiring in April of 1982. Jurgen died Monday, July 19, 1999 at his home at the age of 81 years.
He is survived by his wife, Irene of Cedar Falls, Iowa, a son, Gary of Waterloo, Iowa, a daughter, Linda Michael of Cedar Falls, a stepdaughter, Barb Gilson of Sumner, Iowa, five grandchildren, eight step grandchildren, nine step great-grandchildren, and four sisters, Viola Nissen and Catherine Hansen both of Cedar Falls, Marlys Wray of Waterloo and Alice Masterson of Davenport, Iowa. Jurgen was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Fanny Osborn and Erma Stueben.
Funeral Services were 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 22, 1999 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery in Waterloo, Iowa. Military Rites were conducted by Cedar Falls AMVET Post #49. Memorials may be given to the building fund at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.
WEIHE, DOROTHY J. was born December 31, 1922 in Jesup, Iowa, the daughter of Jack and Helyn (Baldwin) Buhl. She married Harold Weihe on February 17, 1951 in Waverly, Iowa. Dorothy was a 1940 graduate of Cedar Falls High School. She worked at Rath Packing Company in Waterloo for several years and at Lewis Motor Supply for thirty years, retiring in 1986. Dorothy died Wednesday, August 22, 2001 at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, at 78 years of age.
She is survived by her husband Harold, of Elk Run Heights, Iowa; her two daughters, Jackie Frost of Raymond, Iowa and Mary Stephens of Dunkerton, Iowa; five grandchildren, Jeff Frost, Becky Frost, Sheri Purdy, Jennifer Stephens and Ryan Stephens, and four great-grandchildren, Brett, Abbie and Madison Frost and Sydney Purdy. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Kathy Weihe.
Funeral services were 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 25, 2001, at the Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, with burial at Hillside Cemetery, both in Cedar Falls. Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association and the Juvenile Diabetes Association.
WESEMAN, JIM R. was born October 5, 1952 in Grundy Center, Iowa, the son of George K. "Bud" and Edith (Kramer) Weseman. He married Marjorie DeBower on August 31, 1974 in Finchford, Iowa. Jim was a 1970 graduate of Grundy Center High School, attended Hawkeye Technical School in Waterloo, Iowa, and was a self-employed carpenter for many years. He died Tuesday, August 3, 1999, of heart failure, at Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center, at 46 years of age.
Jim is survived by his wife, Marjorie Weseman, of Cedar Falls, Iowa; his son, Tyler Weseman, of Cedar Falls; a brother, Bob Weseman and two sisters, Joan Rose, of Waterloo and Judi Gifford, of New Hartford, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his mother, Edith Weseman.
Memorial services were 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 6, 1999, at the Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home in Cedar Falls. Memorials may be directed to the family.
WHEATON, ELEANOR RAE (KREUSSEL) was born September 22, 1918 at Cedar Rapids, Iowa the daughter of Sigmund G. & Evelyn P. (Sherrer) Kreussel. She married Walter Lee Wheaton November 5, 1941 at Lamont, Iowa. He died February 16, 1998. Rae was an English Professor at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa retiring in 1974. She was Past President of the Cedar Falls Women's Club and held memberships in various organizations including PEO Chapter FV, Tuesday Club, the American Association of University Women (AAUW), and St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Rae died following a brief illness Tuesday, February 10, 2004 at the Cedar Falls Lutheran Home at the age of 85 years.
Survivors include one son, Bruce (Erin Altheide) Wheaton of Iowa City, Iowa; one daughter, Diane (Edward) Barnett of Minneapolis, Minnesota; and four grandchildren, William Wheaton, Johanna Wheaton, Andrew Barnett and Michael Barnett.Rae was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Memorial services were 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 13, 2004 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Cedar Falls with inurnment at 10:00 a.m. Friday at Campton Cemetery at Lamont, Iowa. A memorial fund will be established.