WATERLOO -- John J. Neith, 36, of 2125 Regal Ave., died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, of a brain aneurysm.
He was born May 18, 1963, in Martinez, Calif., son of Robert and Joan Culbert Neith. He was employed as a truck driver for All Iowa Contracting.
Survived by: a special friend, Sue Simpson of Waterloo; two stepdaughters, Jennifer and Kelli Leohr, both of Waterloo; his father of Bay Point, Calif.; his stepmother, Mary Neith of Cedar Falls; two sisters, Dorthy Woods of New Hartford and Robin Bartlett of Brooklyn Park, Minn.; five brothers, Frank, Robert Jr., and Steve, all of Waterloo, and Mike and Donald, both of Concord, Calif.; and three stepsisters, Mary Ann Liddell of Cedar Falls, Susan Albert of Waterloo and Cindy Banfield of Dinsdale.
Preceded in death by: his mother and an infant brother.
Services; 11 a.m. Thursday at Garden View Chapel, with burial in Garden of Memories. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today and for an hour before services Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
LA PORTE CITY -- Erma D. Feller, 97, of the Denver Sunset Home, Denver, formerly of La Porte City, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999, at Allen Hospital, Waterloo, from complications of a stroke.
She was born Feb. 9, 1902, near Keystone, daughter of Richard and Elizabeth Jungclaus Gein. She married Cecil A. Feller on Dec. 20, 1922. He died Feb. 13, 1983.
Survived by: a son, Duane of Denver; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Henrietta Robb of Fort Collins, Colo.
Preceded in death by: a son, Lee; a brother, Merle Gein; and two sisters, Amanda Thomas and Lavanda Gein.
Services: 1 p.m. today at American Lutheran Church, La Porte City, with burial in Dysart Cemetery, Dysart. Huisman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
CEDAR FALLS -- Frank Standish, 71, of San Jose, Calif., formerly of Cedar Falls, died Friday, Oct. 1, 1999, at home of natural causes.
He was born June 6, 1929, in Indiana, son of Frank and Mildred Rollins Standish.
Mr. Standish worked at Viking Pump Co. from 1960 to 1976. During that time he served as a sales engineer, sales manager, vice president of marketing, executive vice president and the last four years as president. For the past 13 years he owned and operated C&N Pump and Well Co., Santa Clara, Calif.
Survived by: a son, Peter; and three daughters, Diana, Allison and Alexandra.
Services: No services are planned. Darling Fischer Mortuary, Los Gatos, Calif., is in charge of cremation.
Memorials: may be directed to American Cancer Society.
WATERLOO -- Duane Fraser, 70, of Chowchilla, Calif., formerly of Waterloo, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999, at Madera Hospital, Madera, Calif., after a lengthy illness.
He was born Oct. 30, 1928, in Bradford, son of Ronald and Clara Neubauer Fraser. He worked as a foreman in the cotton mills for years.
Survived by: his wife, Marie; a son, Ron of Livermore, Calif.; a daughter, Diane Baron of Fresno, Calif.; two grandchildren; his mother of Waterloo; and two brothers, Darrell of Imboden, Ark., and Donald of Buckeye.
Preceded in death by: an infant brother, Dwight.
Services: 2 p.m. today at Warden Funeral Home, Chowchilla.
CEDAR FALLS -- Mae Louise Sagert, 67, of Cedar Falls, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, of natural causes.
She was born Feb. 27, 1932, in Mason City, daughter of Arnold and Pearl Pope Petersen. She married Robert W. Sagert on Dec. 25, 1948, in Mason City.
Mrs. Sagert worked as a nurse at the former Presbyterian Hospital, Waterloo.
Survived by: her husband; three sons, Jeffrey of Council Bluffs and John and James, both of Cedar Falls; a daughter, Linda Teisinger of Waterloo; eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild; a sister, Marliss Oliver of Ankeny; a half brother, Ronald Wyborny of Grants Pass, Ore.; and her stepfather, Ken Wyborny of Texas.
Services: 1:30 p.m. Friday at Richardson Funeral Home, Cedar Falls, with burial in Garden of Memories, Waterloo. Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Visitation also from 9 a.m. until services Friday.
WATERLOO -- Dick Lewis Diekmann, 60, of Gilbert, Ariz., formerly of Waterloo, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999, in Phoenix from complications of pneumonia.
He was born Nov. 12, 1938, in Waterloo. He married Carrol Westerfield McKean on in March 1974 in Illinois.
Mr. Diekmann was an electronic designer for Motorola. He served in the U.S. Army.
Survived by: his wife; two daughters, Judy Luetz and Wendy Diekmann; six sons, Jim, Bill and Robert McKean and David, Daniel and Jeffrey Diekmann; and 10 grandchildren.
Services: were Sept. 25 at Lutheran Church of the Master, Phoenix. Falconer Funeral Home, Gilbert, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials: may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, 9034 N. 23rd Ave., Suite 8, Phoenix, AZ 85021.
WATERLOO -- Elsie May Bush, 91, of 2329 W. Third St., died Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999, at Ravenwood Nursing and Rehab Center of heart failure.
She was born Sept. 4, 1908, in Keokuk, daughter of George and Grace Darby Estes. She married Charles V. Bush on July 22, 1944, in Kahoka, Mo. He died Sept. 14, 1972.
Survived by: a daughter, Jenna Lee Closson of Riverside, Calif.; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mildred Woodruff of Ottumwa.
Preceded in death by: a son, Delbert Wayne Reid; four brothers; and two sisters.
Services; 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery chapel, with burial in the cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday at Locke Funeral Home, and for an hour before services at the cemetery chapel.
Memorials: may be directed to First Baptist Church.
WATERLOO -- Pauline "Polly" McGinnis, 71, of Ames, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999, at Israel Family Hospice House, Ames, of cancer.
She was born July 31, 1928, in Waterloo, daughter of William Dale and Gretta Hoag Sindlinger. She married Dallas Vern McGinnis on Jan. 3, 1948, in Waterloo. He died Dec. 9, 1994.
Mrs. McGinnis attended Iowa State University, Ames, and was president of the Waterloo chapter of the Iowa State Women's Club.
Survived by: two daughters, Kathryn Kramer of Littleton, Colo., and Marcia McCaffrey of Concord, N.H.; a son, Douglas of Carpinteria, Calif.; six grandchildren; and a brother, W.W. Sindlinger of Cedar Falls.
Preceded in death by: a grandson.
Services: were 11 a.m. today at Collegiate United Methodist Church, with burial in Iowa State University Cemetery, both in Ames. Adams Funeral Home, Ames, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial fund: has been established.
WATERLOO -- Michael G. Steinbronn, 44, of Waterloo, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, from injuries suffered Friday, Nov. 5, in an automobile-deer accident.
He was born June 23, 1955, in Waterloo, son of Edwin and Gertrude Peters Steinbronn. He was employed with Seedorf Masonry Inc., Strawberry Point, and previously was employed with Carl Schuler Masonry Construction Co.
Survived by: his father and stepmother, Edwin and Ruth Steinbronn of Readlyn; four brothers, Mark of Sumner, Jim of LaGrange, Ga., Jeff of Wyoming, Pa., and Jerald of Readlyn; and a sister, Sherri Fialka of East Greenbush, N.Y.
Preceded in death by: his mother.
Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Klinger, with burial in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today and 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home, Readlyn, and for an hour before services at the church.
Memorials: may be directed to Community Lutheran Building Fund, Klinger; Life Christian Center, Cedar Falls; or to charity of donor's choice.