CHILD, WILLARD L. was born March 2, 1921 on the family farm near Masonville, Iowa the son of Ray & Sarah (Carrothers) Child. He married Emily Sacks October 10, 1944 at Kansas City, Missouri. She died December 30, 1993. Willard farmed until 1959 and was owner and operator of The Barn Café in Dike, Iowa for a year. Later, he was employed at the University of Northern Iowa in the maintenance department and then as a truck driver for the power plant. He held memberships in Solomon Masonic Lodge #594 in Lamont, Iowa and the American Legion Post #237 in Cedar Falls. Willard died Thursday, November 13, 2003 at Bickford Cottage in Cedar Falls at the age of 82 years.
Survivors include his son, Garald “Gary” (Diana) Child of New Hartford, Iowa; three grandchildren, Terri Zummak, Taunya Schipper, and Travis Child, five great grandchildren and two step great grandchildren. Willard was preceded in death by his parents, wife, three infant daughters, and a sister.
Funeral services were 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 17, 2003 at the Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home with inurnment at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery at Masonville, Iowa. A memorial fund will be established.
CHRISTIAN, ELIZABETH M. was born July 5, 1919 in Waverly, Iowa, the daughter of Vernon B. and Gladys O. (Boyd) Walker. She married Ervin H. Christian on February 20, 1941 in Mason City, Iowa. Elizabeth was a graduate of Janesville High School. She was a seamstress and draperymaker, and farmed with her husband and family for many years. Elizabeth died Sunday, October 28, 2001, at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa, at 82 years of age.
She is survived by her husband Ervin, of Waterloo; her children, Carmen E. Gutmann, and her husband George, of Ames, Iowa, and Donald Christian, and his wife Linda, of Waverly; four grandchildren, Stacia Axon, Eric Christian, Renee Murray and Rhonda Laurie; four great-grandchildren, Amber and Jacob Axon, Alexis Toll and Shawn Murray, and a sister, Verna Anderson, and her husband Mervin, of Sun City West, Arizona.
Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Park Boyd Walker and Elmer W. Walker.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 31, 2001, at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Cedar Falls, with burial at Fairview Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be directed to the family.
CHRISTENSEN, MARGARET J. was born March 12, 1916 in Parkersburg, Iowa, the daughter of Frank E. and Mabel (Wilson) Reints. She and her husband Virgil Christensen were united in marriage in Parkersburg. Margaret worked at Chamberlain Manufacturing for 4 years and worked at an aircraft assembly plant in Long Beach, California during WW II. She also worked at the Waterloo Country Club for several years and she and her husband Virgil farmed in Butler County, Iowa for close to 50 years. Margaret was a Past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star and was a former officer with the New Hartford Rebekah Lodge. Margaret was also a longtime member of New Hartford United Methodist Church and the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary. She died Sunday, January 11, 2004, at Windsor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Cedar Falls, at 87 years of age.
Margaret is survived by her husband, Virgil, of New Hartford; two sons, David J. (Laurie) Christensen of Bloomington, Illinois and Steve R. (Lonna) Christensen of New Hartford; three grandchildren, Dustin John, Sarah & Matthew Christensen; a brother, Benny (Evelyn) Reints of Parkersburg and a sister, Doris (Wilbur) Peterson of Grundy Center, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, John, Vernon “Butch” & Don Reints, and a sister, Marie Stopplemoor.
Funeral services were 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 14, 2004, at the New Hartford United Methodist Church, with burial in Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens in Cedar Falls. Memorials may be directed to the family.
CHRISTENSEN, VIRGIL R, 87, of New Hartford died Saturday, July 10, 2004 at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo. He was born January 11, 1917 in Cedar Falls, the son of Johnnie & Agnes Christensen. He married Margaret Reints March 22, 1947 at First Congregational Church in Parkersburg. She preceded him in death January 11, 2004. Virgil served in the United States Army during WWII. He had been employed with Clay Equipment for some time and also farmed with his wife, Margaret, in Butler County, Iowa for close to 50 years. Virgil was a 50 year member of the New Hartford American Legion and also served on the New Hartford School Board for 25 years. Virgil’s passion was his horses.
Survivors include two sons, David J. (Laurie) Christensen of Bloomington, Illinois and Steve R. (Lonna) Christensen of New Hartford; three grandchildren, Dustin, Sarah & Matthew Christensen; and his only sister, Erma Colvin of Cedar Falls. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
Funeral services were 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 14, 2004 at United Methodist Church, New Hartford with Flag Folding Rites at the church conducted by the New Hartford American Legion. Memorials may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice or the church.
CHRISTIE, CRAIG E. was born on August 10, 1929 at Brookings, South Dakota to C. B. and Alta (Palmer) Christie. He married Dorothy R. Pickard on May 1, 1954 in Volga, South Dakota. She preceded him in death on February 17, 1992. Craig died on Wednesday, December 16, 1998 at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa at 69 years of age.
Craig attended country school near Brookings and graduated from Brookings High School. He received a degree in Mechanical Engineering from South Dakota State University. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1951 to 1953. Craig was employed by John Deere in Cedar Falls as a mechanical Engineer for 31 years until his retirement in 1984.
Craig was a member of the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls, the American Legion, Masonic Lodge, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, American Society of Automotive Engineers and the Waterloo Technical Society. He served on the board of directors of Christian Crusaders and was currently on the church council of Nazareth Lutheran Church, where he was serving as chairman of the mission and social action committee.
Craig is survived by his brother, Dean and his wife, Helen of Brookings, S.D. and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Dorothy.
Funeral services were 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 21, 1998 at Nazareth Lutheran Church, Cedar Falls with burial at Greenwood Cemetery, Brookings, South Dakota. Memorials to the church.
CHRISTIE, EMILY ANN was born November 7, 1922 in Early, Iowa the daughter of Frank and Lydia (Miller) Truax. She married Frank Christie July 20, 1941 in Waterloo, Iowa. Emily was an LPN having been employed by Sartori Hospital, Allen Hospital, Windsor Care Center and Cedar Falls Health Care Center retiring in 1984. She was past President of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly). Emily died Saturday, December 29, 2001 at the Cedar Falls Health Care Center at the age of 79 years.
Survivors include her husband, Frank, of Cedar Falls; her children, Barbara Zech of Cedar Falls, Ted Christie of Ovido, Florida, Ann Cox of Alvord, Texas, Michael Christie of Hudson, and Dale Christie of Cedar Falls, 17 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, one brother, Dale Truax of Oregon, and 3 sisters, Edna Hersom and Alice Snyder, both of Oregon and Verna Monte of Louisana.
Emily was preceded in death by her parents, one foster son, Ralph Knudsen, one grandson, Frank Matthew Christie, one sister, Lois Miller, and four brothers, George, Harold, Frank, and Joe Truax.
Funeral services were 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2002 at the Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home and Cremation Service with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery in Waterloo. A memorial fund will be established.
CHRISTIE, VEDA LYDIA 96, of Omaha, Nebraska and formerly of Cedar Falls, died Friday, June 4, 2004, at her home in Omaha. She was born February 20, 1908 in South Dakota the daughter of Anthony & Catharine (Yegge) Huckert. She married Willard Brouilette and they were later divorced. Frank E. Christie and Veda were married February 3, 1958 in Waverly, Iowa. He preceded her in death on October 25, 1984. Veda was an LPN who cared for the elderly at nursing homes in Cedar Falls and also in Florida.
Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Giovanna Miller-Brouilette of Omaha, Nebraska, with whom she made her home; three granddaughters, Catharine Brouilette of Alabama, Manetta Holden of Omaha, Nebraska, and Sheri Swanson of Blair, Nebraska; one grandson, John Miller of Waterloo; eight great grandchildren; and one sister, Ula Manning of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her son, John Brouilette.
Funeral services were 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 11, 2004 at Cedar Bible Church, Fern and Green Ave, Cedar Falls, with burial at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Waterloo. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home and for an hour preceding service time at the church on Friday.
CHUNG, PROFESSOR EMERITUS ROY , 73, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, died Friday, September 27th from stomach cancer, at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa. He was born April 6, 1929 in Jamaica, the son of James and Ivy (Acquie) Chong. Roy was a lieutenant in the British Cadet Corps in Jamaica and later immigrated to the United States. He married Beatrice Cruz on October 8, 1960 in Madison, Wisconsin. Roy received his B.S. and M.A. in Geography from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where he was a graduate assistant. He was a professor in the Geography Department at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls for 42 years and was a professor in the Geography and Social Sciences Departments at the University of Guam for 3 years. Roy spent several summers at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He was a member of the American Association of Geographers and the United Faculty at the Univ. of Northern Iowa.
Roy is survived by his wife, Beatrice, of Cedar Falls; two daughters, Kerisa (Bruce) Baedke of Clive, Iowa and Deanne Chung (Bradley Olson) of Chicago, Illinois; three sons, David (Janice) Chung of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Brian (Rebekah) Chung of Clive, Iowa and James Chung of Cedar Falls, Iowa, and eleven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Ivilyn Dee Chung and a brother, Leslie James.
Memorials may be directed to the Cancer Treatment Center, 200 E. Ridgeway Ave., Waterloo, IA. 50702.
CLAPP, ELLIENE was born August 9, 1902 in The Netherlands. She married Heiko Clapp on June 3, 1921 in The Netherlands. She and Heiko came to the United States in 1929 and farmed in the Cedar Falls area until 1952, then moved to their home in Cedar Falls at 903 W. Second St. Elliene died Thursday, November 18, 1999, at the Cedar Falls Lutheran Home, at the age of 97.
She is survived by her granddaughter, Elliene Goughnow of Cordova, Tennessee; three great-grandchildren, Andrea, Trent and Michael Goughnow; and one great-great-grandchild, Jonah Goughnow.
Elliene was preceded in death by her parents and husband; two daughters, Joan Clapp and Ann Barkhoff.
Funeral services were 1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 20, 1999, at the Cedar Falls Lutheran Home Chapel, with burial at Greenwood Cemetery in Cedar Falls. Memorials may be directed to the Cedar Falls Lutheran Home.
CLAASSEN, LENA JOHANNA 85, of Cedar Falls, died Monday, March 1, 2004, at Cedar Falls Health Care Center. She was born June 6, 1918 at Stewartville, Minnesota, the daughter of Amo & Grace Aswegan. She married Harold S. Claassen and they were later divorced. She married Morris Williams and they were later divorced. She was employed at the Black Hawk Hotel, the Blue Room Lounge and had various waitressing jobs until being employed in the housekeeping department at Sartori Memorial Hospital retiring in 1981.
Survivors include two sons, Emil Claassen of Moumelle, Arkansas and Dean (Carol) Claassen of St. Mary's, Georgia; one daughter, Linda Crook of Waverly; nine grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death her parents; one daughter, Marjorie, in infancy; one brother, Luke Aswegan; and one sister, Grace Kohlman.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 5, 2004 at St. John Lutheran Church with burial at Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens, both in Cedar Falls. A memorial fund will be established.
CLARK, GREGORY JAMES was born January 1, 1951 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa the son of Joseph and Jean Ann (Nelson) Clark. He married Carol Schwake July 13, 1971 in Waterloo, Iowa and they were later divorced. Greg worked for many years at Rath Packing Company and MidAmerican Energy. He was a union steward with the IBEW, was active in the Cedar Valley United Way and the Cedar Valley Labor Council. He died Saturday, September 7, 2002 at his home at the age of 51 years.
Survivors include his two daughters, Dana and Amy Clark, both of Cedar Falls; his step-mother, Marion Clark of Cedar Falls; three brothers, John (Teresa) Clark of Independence, Scott (Becky) Clark of Allentown, Pennsylvania, Tom (Bev) Clark of Waterloo; and one sister, Vicky (Joe) Thoman of Manchester. Greg was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 11, 2002 at the Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home with inurnment in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family.
CLARK, INEZ E. was born November 17, 1923 in Lake Mills, Iowa, the daughter of Thomas and Barbara (Huglin) Evans. She married Dale J. Clark on April 24, 1942. Inez taught in the Osage, Iowa school district and later worked at Chamberlain Manufacturing during WW II. She worked for a number of years at Fred’s Super Value in Cedar Falls and retired from Eagle Food Stores in 1989. Inez died Monday, December 17, 2001, at Valley Lutheran Hospital in Mesa, Arizona, at 78 years of age.
She is survived by her husband Dale, of Cedar Falls; her children, Sally Lane of Cedar Falls, Judy Nelson of Hampton, Iowa, Karen Kuehn of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Dennis Clark of Waterloo, Iowa and Douglas Clark of Grundy Center, Iowa; eleven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two brothers, Roy Evans of Coronado, California and Harold Evans of Mesa, Arizona.
Inez was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Marie Lubbert, Louise Lubbert and Dorothy (Ilo) Gliedt and three brothers, Frank, Ernie and Floyd Evans.
Funeral Mass was 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 21, 2001 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery, both in Cedar Falls. Memorials may be directed to the church.
CLARK, JOSEPH was born December 27, 1924 in Mason City, Iowa the son of Joseph and Anna F. (Borel) Clark. He married Jean Ann Nelsen in 1948 and she preceded him in death in 1979. Joseph married Marion Magee on October 23, 1980 in Waterloo, Iowa. He served in the U. S. Navy during WW II and was a salesman for Globe Industries in Waterloo. Joseph died Wednesday, December 2, 1998 at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls, Iowa at 73 years of age.
He is survived by his wife Marion of Cedar Falls; his daughter, Vickie Thoman of Manchester, Iowa; his four sons, John Clark of Independence, Iowa, Scott Clark of Wescosville, Pennsylvania and Greg and Thomas Clark, both of Waterloo; three step-daughters, Carol Levine and Laraine Davis, both of Clive, Iowa and Barbara Van Wey of Issaquah, Washington; two step-sons, Wayne Magee of Cedar Falls and Gordon Magee of Woodruff, Wisconsin; ten grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren; two sisters, Ferne Clark of Simpson, Minnesota and Mary Tilton of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Joseph was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Jean Anne and three brothers.
Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 4, 1998 at the Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home with inurnment at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials to St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Cedar Valley Food Bank or The Salvation Army.