CLAY, DOROTHY B. was born June 16, 1933 in Jesup, Iowa the daughter of Sam and Mary (Kalianov) Balabon. She married David Clay on December 8, 1956 in Waterloo, Iowa. Dorothy died Wednesday, February 6, 2002 at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home at the age of 68 years.
Survivors include her husband, David Clay of Cedar Falls; three sons, Bret Clay and his wife, Donna, of Lacona, Iowa, Greg Clay and his fiancée, Amy Steffen, of Cape Coral, Florida, Mark Clay of Cedar Falls; two grandchildren, Joseph and Ashley Clay; and two brothers, Dan Balabon of Cape Coral, Florida and Nick Balabon of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services were 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home & Cremation Service with burial in Fairview Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice.
COFFIN, BERNITA G. was born October 19, 1912, in Waterloo, Iowa, the daughter of Edward and Sophia (Ihde) Buhman. She married Edward Mulgrew on July 20, 1932 in Dyersville, Iowa. He died on October 6, 1944 in Germany, during WW II. Bernita married Arthur L. Coffin on November 6, 1945 in Waterloo. He preceded her in death on February 25, 1992. She attended Dyersville High School and volunteered for many years at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and for charities in Alamo, Texas. Bernita died Sunday, April 29, 2001, at Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas, at 88 years of age.
She is survived by her children, Marilyn Kniss of Ames, Iowa, Beverly Anders of Grand Island, Nebraska, Edward Mulgrew of Los Cruces, New Mexico, Richard Mulgrew of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, Karen Schultz of The Villages, Florida, Janet Padden of Waterloo, Larry Coffin of Waterloo, Greg Coffin of Cedar Falls and Steve Coffin of Waterloo; twenty-nine grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren, and a brother, Virgil Buhman of Lewiston, Idaho.
Bernita was preceded in death by both of her husbands and her parents; a grandson, Michael Anders; a great-grandson, Zachary Covert; three sisters, Jeraldine Schmelzer, Mildred “Mickey” Daily and Margaret Buhman, and a daughter-in-law, Barbara Mulgrew.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Friday, may 4, 2001 at St. Patrick Catholic Church with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. A memorial fund will be established.
COLE, MARVINA MARIE was born January 10, 1919, the daughter of Earl and Marie (Boomhower) Wyatt. She married Frank W. Cole on August 14, 1946 in Preston, Minnesota. He preceded her in death on February 14, 1980. Marvina was a 1937 graduate of Reinbeck High School in Reinbeck, Iowa. She worked at Rath Packing Company in Waterloo, Iowa for many years and was a Nurse’s Aide at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls. Marvina and her husband owned and operated Cole’s Café, on Main St. in Cedar Falls, for many years. She also worked for many years at Secure Sitter in Waterloo and as a hostess at the Cedar Falls Wendy’s Restaurant. Marvina was a member of the Eastern Star and White Shrine. She died Sunday, December 30, 2001, at Windsor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Cedar Falls, at 82 years of age.
Marvina is survived by her two daughters, Barbara Heitland (Marvin) of Parkersburg, Iowa and Marcia Gardiner (Paul) of Waverly, Iowa; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild on the way, and two great-great-grandsons.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, John; a brother, Everett Wyatt and her step-mother, Rosa Eastman Wyatt.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2002, at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home. Interment will be 1:00 p.m. at Hudson Cemetery in Hudson, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to Windsor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Cedar Falls.
COLE, REHERDA "REE" W., 97, of Sumner, Iowa and formerly of Cedar Falls, died Friday, January 25, 2002, at Community Memorial Hospital in Sumner. Ree was born June 17, 1904 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Ward and Lucy (King) Groom. She married Eldon “King” E. Cole on August 22, 1943 at the Little Brown Church near Nashua, Iowa. He preceded her in death on July 24, 1976. Ree was a graduate of the Swedish Hospital School of Nursing in Minneapolis and was a nurse at the University of Northern Iowa Student Health Center for many years, retiring in 1975. She was a past member of First United Methodist Church in Cedar Falls. Ree was also a member of the Cedar Falls American Legion Auxiliary, the Cedar Falls Woman’s Club and the UNI Faculty Dames.
She is survived by her son, Douglas Cole and his wife Cherryl of Sumner; a step-daughter, Jean Hauser and her husband Jack of Allyn, Washington; three grandchildren, Holly Schemmel, Trent Cole and Jessica Julius; nine step-grandchildren, John Hauser and Joan Crowe, Jim, Larry, David and Susan Beall, Richard Ogilvy, Kathy Lynch and Ann Skaugset; five great-grandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren and a step-brother, Vaughn Groom and his wife Charlene of Coral Gables, Florida.
Ree was preceded in death by her husband and parents; two step-daughters, Ruby Beall and Doris Ogilvy; one step-great-grandson, Andrew Beall; a sister, Narri Long and a brother, Douglas Groom.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 1, 2002 at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home & Cremation Service with burial at Fairview Cemetery, both in Cedar Falls. Memorials may be directed to the family.
COLWELL, WILLIAM T. "BILL" was born January 9, 1934 at Carroll, Iowa, the son of David and Hazel (Stockwell) Colwell. He married Marcia J. Long on November 2, 1952 at Mt. Morris, Illinois. Bill served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He owned and operated the Colwell Connection in Waterloo, Iowa for 44 years and raised livestock for many years. Bill was a member of the Iowa Elk Breeders Association. He died Friday, September 21, 2001, at his home in rural Cedar Falls, at 67 years of age.
Bill is survived by his wife Marcia, of Cedar Falls; three sons, William D. Colwell (Nancy) of Hudson, Iowa, Pat Colwell (Marty) of Waterloo and Mike Colwell (Beth) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; five grandchildren, Blake Colwell, Amy Colwell, Ann Colwell, Shelby Colwell and Benjamin Colwell, and a sister, Audrey Wilkinson (Don) of Aurora, Illinois.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Donald Hanesford and a sister, Maxine Severns.
Memorial services were 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at Trinity Wesleyan Church in Cedar Falls. Memorials may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice and Covenant Cancer Center.
CONGDON, RUSSELL E. was born September 1, 1912 at Traer, Iowa, the son of Orville B. and Ethel Mae (Roberts) Congdon. He married Harriet Hartshorn on June 4, 1938 at Traer. Russell founded Congdon Printing Co. of Cedar Falls on March 1, 1966. He retired on February 11, 1996. Russell was a 50 year member of the Cedar Falls Lions Club. He served on the Cedar Falls Board of Education from 1950-1960. Russell was an active member of the Cedar Falls Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the UNI President Club. He died Thursday, September 20, 2001, at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa, at 89 years of age.
Russell is survived by his wife Harriet; two sons, Ralph & Marcia of Davenport and Richard & Rita of Cedar Falls; six grandchildren, Craig, Christopher, Todd and Joel Congdon, Noelle Stow and Jenifer Barry; three great-grandchildren, Christian, Nicholas and Michael Stow, and three sisters, Ilo Williams and Gladys Thomas, both of Des Moines and Lois Trout of Noblesville, Indiana.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Ruthal Fleming.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 24, 2001, at First United Methodist Church in Cedar Falls, with burial at Buckingham Cemetery in Traer, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the Cedar Falls Lions Club and the church.
COON, GENEVIEVE was born April 7, 1908 in Laquin, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Dr. C. Melvin and Nellie M. (Brigham) Coon. She graduated form Athens, Pennsylvania High School in 1925 and from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York in 1929. She did her internship in dietetics at the Albany, New York Medical Center. Genevieve worked at the Albany Medical Center from 1930 to 1939 and served as the Director of Dietetics from 1939 to 1951. She was subsequently employed as the Clinical Dietician at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania from 1951 until her retirement in 1973. Genevieve was a member of the Milan United Methodist Church, Milan, Pennsylvania, the United Methodist Women, the American Dietetics Assoc., the Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary, the Ladies Library Club in Athens, Pennsylvania and the American Assoc. of University Women. She died Wednesday, August 28, 2002, at her home in Mallard Point Retirement Center in Cedar Falls, at 94 years of age.
Genevieve is survived by her sister, Mary Louise Kehr of Cedar Falls; one niece, Janet Flick and her husband Charles; two grandnephews, Robert and William Flick; one great-grandniece, McKenzie Flick and several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
There will be no local funeral services or visitation. Her body was cremated. Inurnment will be at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pennsylvania, at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the Milan United Methodist Church, Milan, Pennsylvania or the charity of the donor's choice.
COOPER, EVA E. was born February 22, 1918 in New Hartford, Iowa, the daughter of Jesse and Florence (Vande) Olsen. She married Fred J. Folkers in 1938, they later divorced in 1962. Eva married Chauncey C. Cooper on October 17, 1964. He preceded her in death on September 11, 1995. Eva was the director of the Neighborhood Welfare Mission in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She died Thursday, June 13, 2002, at her home in Cedar Falls, at 84 years of age.
Eva is survived by her children, Beverly Folkers of Waterloo, Iowa and Daryl Folkers of Cedar Falls; her step-children, Marie Cox of Littleton, Iowa and Carl Cooper of Waterloo; a grandson, Jeffrey Tatum of Paragould, Arkansas; a step-granddaughter, Martha Ashton of Cedar Falls and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Marilyn Bernard and a brother, Russell Olsen.
Funeral services were 11:30 a.m. Monday, June 17, 2002, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Waterloo, with burial at Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens in Cedar Falls. A memorial fund will be established.
CORDES, HENRIETTA, was born January 1, 1909 in Allison, Iowa the daughter of Ben and Anna (Schultz) Hinders. She married Anton Cordes January 4, 1927 in Parkersburg, Iowa. He preceded her in death on April 25, 1974. Henrietta died Thursday, October 12, 2000 at the Cedar Falls Lutheran Home at the age of 91 years.
Survivors include her daughter, Evelyn Diekman and her husband, Raymond, of Cedar Falls, two grandchildren, four great grandchildren, 2 step great grandsons, five great great grandchildren, and seven step great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, five sisters, two brothers, and one step great grandson.
PRIVATE FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH WITH BURIAL IN CEDAR VALLEY MEMORIAL GARDENS. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be directed to the church or Cedar Valley Hospice.
CORWIN, DONALD M. was born August 6, 1918 in Janesville, Iowa, the son of Harry and Minnie (Engleman) Corwin. He married Dagny Hansen on August 6, 1941 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Don served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the European Theatre during WW II. He owned and operated Corwin Sand & Gravel Co. for several years and worked for the Cedar Falls Utilities for 35 years, retiring in 1980 as the Superintendent of Water Distribution and Gas Construction. Don died Saturday, January 27, 2001 at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, Iowa, at 82 years of age.
He is survived by his wife Dagny, of Cedar Falls; his three children, Charles R. Corwin (Linda) of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Carol J. Evans (Jason) of Moraga, California and Chester H. Corwin (Nancy Klodt) of Cedar Falls; six grandchildren, Greg Ellis (Shana), Shelli Corwin Dismang, Astonia Corwin, Chad Corwin, Nicole Corwin and Bryan Corwin, and a brother, Lawrence Corwin (Radah) of Waterloo.
Don was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Jeanette Phelps and Mildred Kreger and four brothers, John, Earl and Roger Corwin and Don’s twin brother Ronald Corwin, who died in infancy.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 1, 2001 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, with burial at Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens, both in Cedar Falls. Military committal rites will be conducted by Cedar Falls AMVETS Post 237 and Janesville AMVETS Post 522. Memorials may be directed to the church and the Donald Corwin Memorial Fund.
CORWIN, JAMES E. was born April 13, 1929 in Waterloo, Iowa, the son of Joel and Dolores (Stephens) Corwin. He married Patricia Howe of Spencer, Iowa, on June 13, 1952 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She preceded him in death on May 2, 1980. James served with the U.S. Navy from 1951-1953, on the U.S.S. Goodrich, in the Pacific during the Korean Conflict. He was a Pattern Maker and Supervisor at John Deere & Company for 37 years, retiring in 1984. James was a member of the Cedar Falls AMVETS Post 49 and a former member of the Waterloo Wildcats semiprofessional football team. He enjoyed the great outdoors and loved fishing and hunting. James died Saturday, October 18, 2003, at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls, at 74 years of age.
He is survived by his son, Stephen (Cindy) Corwin, of Cedar Falls; three grandchildren, Ashley, Morgan and Madison Corwin, all of Cedar Falls and a great-grandchild, Tayah Medhaug.
James was preceded in death by his wife and parents.
Funeral services were 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 21, 2003, at First United Methodist Church, with interment at Greenwood Cemetery, both in Cedar Falls. Memorials may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice, the American Cancer Society or the American Lung Association.
CORWIN, LAWRENCE “DOC” W. was born November 20, 1915 in Janesville, Iowa, the son of Harry and Minnie (Engleman) Corwin. He married Radah Simpson on June 27, 1938 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Cedar Falls. Doc was a graduate of Cedar Falls High School and worked at Hawkeye Steel Products in Waterloo for 40 years, retiring as a supervisor. Doc enjoyed fishing, gardening and his music. He died Saturday, January 11, 2003 at his home in Waterloo, Iowa, at 87 years of age.
Doc is survived by his wife Radah, of Waterloo; a son Dennis (Nan Mercier), of Iowa City; two daughters, Sheila (Donald) Wilkins, of Fairbank, Iowa and Pat (Steven) Fox, of Waterloo, seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Jeanette Phelps and Mildred Kreger and five brothers, John, Earl, Roger, Donald and Ronald Corwin, who died in infancy.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 14, 2003 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with burial in Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens. A memorial fund will be established.
CORWIN, ROGER JAMES was born on March 22, 1909 in Janesville, Iowa the son of Harry and Minnie (Engleman) Corwin. He was united in marriage to Helen Hanson on December 6, 1941 at St. Joseph, Missouri. She died on September 5, 1982. Roger was employed by the John Deere Research Center where he retired in 1973. He died on Tuesday, November 9, 1999 at the Cedar Falls Western Home at 90 years of age.
Roger is survived two sons; Daryl J. Corwin and his wife Dorothy & Douglas H. Corwin and his wife Janet, both of Cedar Falls; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and two brothers, Donald Corwin and his wife Dagny of Cedar Falls & Lawrence Corwin and his wife Radah of Waterloo, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Helen; two sisters Jeanette Phelps and Mildred Kreger and two brothers, John and Earl Corwin.
Funeral Services were 1:30 p.m. Friday, November 12, 1999 at the Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home. Burial was in Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens with full military rites conducted by Janesville American Legion Post 522. Memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, 6200 Aurora Ave. Suite 504W Des Moines, IA 50322