WATERLOO -- Florence E. Henry, 96, of Waterloo, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at Country View, of natural causes.
She was born Aug. 6, 1904, in Waterloo, daughter of Albert and Esther Spangler Willier. She married Paul Henry in 1928, in Waterloo. He died May 7, 1956.
Mrs. Henry had been employed by Sieberts Laundry.
Survived by: a sister, Gladys Stealy of Waterloo.
Preceded in death by: an infant brother; and a sister, Goldie Potter.
Services: 2 p.m. today at Country View, with burial in Mount Vernon Township Cemetery, rural Waterloo. Parrott and Wood Family Funeral Care is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
WATERLOO -- Dorothy M. Becker, 86, of Ravenwood Nursing and Rehab Center, formerly of 1117 Ravenwood Road, died at the center Saturday, May 5, 2001, of cancer.
She was born July 22, 1914, in Maynard, daughter of Carl E. and Anna Hageman Miehe. She married Arnold M. Becker on Feb. 22, 1941, in Gilbertville. He died in January 1977.
Mrs. Becker was employed at Woolworths as a pastry cook, retiring in 1970.
Survived by: a son, James Becker of Oswego, Ill.; two daughters, Barbara Jacobson of Cedar Falls and Karen Inge of Marion; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; two stepgreat-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Grover Miehe of Monticello.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, with burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway, where there will be a 7 p.m. vigil service. Visitation also for an hour before services Wednesday at the church.
WATERLOO -- Glenn L. Kilbourn, 83, of Waterloo, died April 22, 2001, at Parkview Nursing and Rehab Center of natural causes.
He was born Sept. 28, 1917, in New London, son of William E. and Edna Grace Coner Kilbourn. He married Margotann Black on May 30, 1946, in Waterloo.
Mr. Kilbourn worked at John Deere for 32 years, retiring as supervisor in 1978. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II and the Korean War.
Survived by: his wife; three sons, Robert L. of Waterloo, William P. of Cedar Rapids and Christopher D. of Cedar Falls; eight grandchildren; and a brother, Ronald C. of Mount Pleasant.
Preceded in death by: a brother, Orville.
Memorial services: were April 28 at First Baptist Church, with inurnment in Garden of Memories. Military rites were conducted by American Legion Post 138 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1623. Locke Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials: may be directed to the church or Cedar Valley Hospice.
WATERLOO -- Florence L. Knudsen, 70, of Parkview Gardens Nursing and Rehab Center, died Friday, May 4, 2001, at Allen Hospital of natural causes.
She was born Sept. 23, 1930, in Pittsburgh, daughter of John P. and Caroline Timco Ploch. She married Ralph L. Knudsen on March 23, 1953, in Cumberland, Md. He died Aug. 17, 1990.
Survived by: two sons, Tim of Cedar Falls and Russell J. of Waverly; two daughters, Sherri L. Bond of Cresco and Cynthia Lou Knudsen of Bartlesville, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Preceded in death by: a son, Ralph Jr.; and a brother, Edward J. Ploch.
Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Kearns, Huisman-Schumacher Chapel on Kimball, Waterloo, with burial in Dike Cemetery, Dike. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
CEDAR FALLS -- Mildred M. Larsen, 93, of Cedar Falls, died at the Lutheran Home on Friday, May 4, 2001, of natural causes.
She was born May 16, 1907, near Voorhies, daughter of Clifford and Sarah Alice Wyatt Minish. She married Raymond Larsen on June 16, 1926, in Cedar Falls. He died Dec. 17, 1987.
Survived by: a daughter, Shirley Burkett of Des Moines; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Wayne Minish of Albuquerque, N.M.; and a sister, Imogene Brooks of Hudson, Wis.
Preceded in death by: a brother, Kenneth Minish; and a sister, Anetta Schulz.
Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Lutheran Home chapel, with burial in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call from 8 a.m. until services at the Lutheran Home. Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials: may be directed to the Lutheran Home or Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
WATERLOO -- Sara Jane McElhaney, 95, formerly of Waterloo, died May 1, 2001 at Presbyterian Village North retirement community, Dallas, of natural causes.
She was born Sept. 18, 1905, in Waterloo, daughter of Harvey J. and Nettie Wenner Hess. She married Lewis Keck McElhaney on Dec. 25, 1932. He preceded her in death.
Mrs. McElhaney graduated from Iowa State University and taught in Milwaukee schools until her retirement in 1971.
Survived by: two sons, John H. of Dallas, and James W. of Cleveland Heights, Ohio; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial services: 11 a.m. May 19 at Wynne Chapel of Highland Park Presbyterian Church, Dallas. She willed her body to Southwestern Medical School, and private burial of cremains will be later.
Memorials: may be directed to Dallas Arboretum, 8617 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218.
Jane E. Thompson, 61, of 135 East San Marnan Drive, died Sunday, May 6, 2001, at Covenant Medical Center.
She was born May 26, 1939, in Waterloo, daughter of Morris and Frances Lyle Wyborny.
She was employed with Waterloo Savings Bank for 30 years, retiring as trust officer in 1999. She was currently employed with the Beecher, Field, Fister, Walker, Morris, Hoffman and Johnson Law Firm.
She was past president of the Easy Risers Kiwanis Club.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, James and Connie Thompson, and grandchildren, Jessica, Jacob and Sarah Jane Thompson, all of Viola, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, David and Wesley; and a sister, Marietta Bidne.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Kimball Avenue United Methodist Church, with burial in Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway, and at the church for an hour before services on Thursday.
Memorials may be made to the Cedar Bend Humane Society or the American Cancer Society.
WATERLOO -- Walter Wilson Sr., 74, formerly of 436 Edwards St., died Thursday, April 27, 2001, at Parkview Gardens Nursing and Rehab Center of natural causes.
He was born Oct. 6, 1926, in Coffeyville, Miss., son of Betty Huggins Wilson. He married Rebecca Barrett on Aug. 1, 1953, in Lambert, Miss.
Mr. Wilson was employed by John Deere from 1966 to 1968 and FMC in Cedar Rapids from 1969 to 1979. From 1979 until 1995 he was associated with several Waterloo funeral homes, including Chapel of Memories, Parrott and Wood, Morning Star and most recently as assistant to the director at Greer Funeral Home Inc., until becoming disabled. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Survived by: his wife; two sons, Walter Wilson Jr. of Cedar Rapids and Claude Manning of Waterloo; four daughters, Katie Malone, Betty Gilmore and E. Marie Stigler, all of Waterloo, and Nancy Spivial of Rockford, Ill.; two stepdaughters, Earlene Chamberlain and Inell Peggs, both of Waterloo; and 48 grandchildren, 94 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: two sons; a stepdaughter, Nora Robinson; a stepgranddaughter; three brothers, James Jackson, Willie Wilson Sr. and Rufus Wilson; and two sisters, Ethel Wilson and Marie Pools.
Services: 11 a.m. Friday at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, with burial in the Garden of Memories Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and for an hour before services Friday, all at the church. Following chapel committal, military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 138 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1623.
Memorials: may be directed to the family at 436 Edwards St., where they will be receiving friends.
Greer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.