WATERLOO -- Victor Herbert Greenley, 81, of Waterloo, died Wednesday, July 11, 2001, at Covenant Medical Center of esophageal cancer.
He was born June 2, 1920, in Independence, son of Russell M. and Laura M. Main Greenley. He married Alice Williamson Jan. 10, 1941, in Independence.
Mr. Greenley was a farmer, implement dealer, Christmas tree grower and past president of Orange Township School Board.
Survived by: his wife; three sons, Larry of Appleton, Wis., Bill of Tampa, Fla., and Ron of Minneapolis; a daughter, Carol Greenley Papenthien of Cedar Falls; five grandchildren; three brothers, Russell, Mick and Tom, all of Independence; and two sisters, Edna Dodge of Brandon and Jane Reidemann of Independence.
Preceded in death by: a granddaughter; and two brothers, Oliver and David.
Memorial services: were Saturday at Central Christian Church. The Kearns, Huisman-Schumacher Chapel on Kimball was in charge of arrangements.
Jessica Anne Solomon, 17, died July 6, 2001, in Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., of Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Though her final illness was brief, she was no stranger to health concerns. Diagnosed with kidney disease at age 4, she received one of her mother's kidneys in a transplant operation at age 11.
Jessica accomplished a lot in her 17 years. She graduated from Grosse Point North High School on June 14 with a 4.1 GPA. She was student government vice president and homecoming queen. Her greatest accomplishment, however, was what she taught everyone about living life to the fullest and triumphing over adversity with a positive attitude.
She is survived by her parents, Jim and Pam Ahlhelm Solomon; younger brothers, Tom and Jim Jr. of Grosse Pointe; grandparents, Barbara and the late Donald Ahlhelm of Waterloo, and Gloria and the late William Solomon of Grosse Pointe; aunts, Sherry Sands and Becky Ahlhelm of Cedar Falls; uncles, Joe Ahlhelm of Waterloo and Scott Ahlhelm of Osage; and a large extended family in Michigan.
Services were held Tuesday, July 10, at our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Grosse Point Woods.
Condolences may be sent to the family at 620 N. Oxford Road, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236.
Marva Jean Testroet, 36, of Longmont, Colo., died Thursday, July 12, 2001, at Longmont United Hospital following an extended battle with cancer.
She was born Jan. 1, 1965, in Raton, N.M., the daughter of Marvin D. and Charlene Guadagnoli Weese. She married Douglas J. Testroet May 27, 1989, in Longmont. The couple lived in Aurora, Colo., Wichita Falls, Texas, and back to Longmont in 1998.
She was a 1983 graduate of Longmont High School and a 1985 graduate of Parks College in Denver. Mrs. Testroet served in various capacities in her church in Aurora, Colo., primarily in religious education, then as an assistant director of a day-care center in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Survived by: her husband and their children, Nicholas, Nolan and Jayne Testroet; her parents of Longmont; a brother, Wade Allen Weese of Longmont; father-in-law, James Testroet of Ionia; sisters- and brothers-in-law, Dan and Peg Testroet of New Hampton, Diane and Ed Durham of Pasedena, Md., David and Allyn Testroet of Rocky Mount, N.C., and Denise and Jeff Gorden of Port O Range, Fla.; five nephews; two nieces; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.
Preceded in death by: a brother, Donald Charles Weese, in 1992; grandparents, Gina and Charles Guadagnoli and Esther and Donald Weese; mother-in-law, Jane Testroet; and aunt and uncle, Dora and Reg Sander.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, with entombment in the Longmont Mountain View Cemetery Mausoleum. Recitation of the rosary will be at 7 p.m. today at Howe Mortuary Chapel, Longmont.
Memorials: may be directed to the American Cancer Society, in care of Howe Mortuary, 439 Coffman St., Longmont, CO 80501.
WATERLOO -- Robert M. Acker Sr., 78, of Lecanto, Fla., formerly of Waterloo and Bettendorf, died at home Monday, April 30, 2001, of natural causes.
He was born March 23, 1923, in Waterloo, son of Dr. Wesley H. and Gertrude McFarlane Acker. He married Geraldine H. Kies in January 1945 in Waterloo. She died Nov. 5, 1975. He married Muriel F. Kirk in June 1988 in Chetek, Wis.
Mr. Acker graduated from Iowa State University. He founded, owned and operated the Johnson Farms Dairy, Waterloo, for many years, retiring in 1964. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving during World War II and the Korean War.
Survived by: his wife; six daughters, Barbara Schmicher of Colorado Springs, Colo., Marge Burke of Davenport, Janet Eppard of Plano, Texas, Julie Willman of Iowa City, Catherine Padavich of Bettendorf and Susan DeFrieze of Eldridge; two sons, Robert Jr. of Ashburn, Va., and Joseph of Marion; 19 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty Sauer of Rochester, Minn.; and a brother, Dr. Richard Acker of Waterloo.
Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at McGinnis, Chambers & Sass Funeral Home, Bettendorf, with burial in Davenport Memorial Park, Davenport. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials: may be directed to Citrus County Hospice or Genesis Hospice.
WATERLOO -- Ruth M. Westerbeck, 91, of Ravenwood Nursing and Rehab Center, died there Tuesday, May 1, 2001, of natural causes.
She was born July 7, 1909, in Sioux City, daughter of Henry and Gertrude Connor VanGorder. She married Raymond F. Westerbeck on Nov. 3, 1928, in Humboldt. He died July 6, 1978.
Mrs. Westerbeck worked for Rath Packing for 23 years, retiring in 1972.
Survived by: two sons, William of Crossville, Tenn., and Michael of McKinney, Texas; a daughter, Judy DeGroote of Waterloo; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Edward's Catholic Church, with burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on South Street, where there will be a 7 p.m. vigil service. Visitation also for an hour before services Saturday at the church.
Memorials: may be directed to Ravenwood Nursing and Rehab Center.
CEDAR FALLS -- Etta V. Reardon, 97, of the Cedar Falls Lutheran Home, died there Tuesday, May 1, 2001, of natural causes.
She was born June 13, 1903, in Waterloo, daughter of William J. and Isabell Weekley Ackerman. She married Erwin Kuhrt July 5, 1933, in Waterloo; he died in November 1952. She then married John Reardon in Davenport; they were later divorced.
Mrs. Reardon had worked at the University of Northern Iowa Library as a check-out clerk, retiring in 1973, and was a past worthy matron for Order of Eastern Star Chapter 189, Jesup.
Survived by: two grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lily Piper of Cedar Falls.
Preceded in death by: a son, Jack Ackerman; a grandson; a brother, Willy; and three sisters, Helen Thode, Clara Ackerman and a sister in infancy.
Commital services: will take place at a later date in Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo. Her body was deeded to the University of Iowa. There will be no visitation. Richardson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials: may be directed to the Western Home.
WATERLOO -- Adrian L. Martin, 63, of 1101 Lantern Square, Apt. 6, died Tuesday, May 1, 2001, at Covenant Medical Center emergency room of natural causes.
He was born Sept. 22, 1937, in Swan, son of Herschel and Verda Messecher Martin. He married Barbara Bacich Oct. 7, 1962, and they were later divorced. He then married Sharon Schumacher Aug. 1, 1981, in Cedar Falls.
Mr. Martin served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1956-58 and was employed in sales for Walker Shoes for more than 20 years and then for Econol Lift Corp. in Cedar Falls for 15 years until retiring.
Survived by: his wife; a son, David of Kansas City, Kan.; a stepson, Perry Schumacher of Cedar Falls; a stepdaughter, Sabrina Hayes of Denver; three grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a brother, Therman of Des Moines; and a sister, Eloise M. Coen of Des Moines.
Preceded in death by: his parents; a daughter, Joan Marie Martin; a son, James Anthony; and a brother, Arville D.
Services: 2 p.m. Friday at St. John Lutheran Church, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery, both in Cedar Falls. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, and for an hour before services Friday at the church.
Memorials: may be directed to the church.