Carol Jean Miller, age 80, loving mother and grandmother, died July 10, 2017. Memorial Services: 11:00 A.M. Friday, August 18, 2017, Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, Iowa. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 P.M. Thursday, August 17, 2017 at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established.

Carol, a long time Marengo and Rose Haven Nursing Home resident was preceded in death by her husband Marvin Miller and her parents. She is survived by her son Jim Miller of Davenport and his sons, Brady and Noah, and a daughter Maurine Miller of Williamsburg and her son Harris.

Carol Jean Brown was born October 2, 1936 in Crawfordsville, Iowa, the daughter of Dwight and Myrtle Orris Brown.  She graduated from City High in Iowa City and married Marvin M. Miller on October 2, 1960 in Iowa City. Carol and Marv eventually settled in Marengo where she was a longtime employee at Big G Food Store. She later was the manager of Cottontail Corner Day Care.  Carol enjoyed her community and was the organizing force for the July 3rd Parade for many years.




Louise M. Zuber, age 97 of Amana, formerly of South Amana, passed away Monday, August 7, 2017 at Colonial Manor of Amana.  Funeral Services will be at 12:00 Noon on Friday, August 11, 2017, Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo with Dale Morrison officiating.  Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. Friday until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be in the South Amana Cemetery, South Amana, at a later date. Memorials may be contributed to the charity of the donor’s choice.

She is survived by a brother Jack Zuber (Juanita) of Cedar Rapids; and close friend Sue Barber of Fountain Hills, AZ; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Marie McDonald, Leona Ehrmann, and step siblings, Henrietta Shoup, William Zuber and Rose Tucker.

Louise was born August 29, 1919 in South Amana, Iowa, the daughter of William and Elizabeth Reihman Zuber.  She grew up in South Amana, attending the South Amana School and graduated from Marengo High School. Louise then moved to Aurora, Illinois where she worked for the Arthur Podolak family for many years.  She then worked for the Blackstone and Drake Hotels in Chicago. In 1950 Louise returned to Iowa and worked at Stamats Publishing Company and Craemers Department Store until her retirement.

She enjoyed traveling to Germany, Austria, France and Switzerland.  She loved baseball and whenever possible went to the Chicago Cubs games.  She enjoyed sewing, often making her own clothes, and caning furniture. 






Phillip Michael Reeves, age 68, passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017 at his home at Holiday Lake near Brooklyn, Iowa. Celebration of Life Gathering will be from 4 to 7 P.M. Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the Holiday Lake Community Center.  His final ride will begin at 7 P.M. Phil was all about enjoying life, so the family invites all to come in casual dress and share memories and good times.  Kloster Funeral Home, Brooklyn is assisting the family with arrangements. 

He is survived by his wife Cindy; five children, Timothy Reeves (Karen) of Como, MS, Trudi Reeves (Oscar) and Terri Reeves of Memphis, TN, Jonathon McDonough (Blair) of Tiffin, IA, and Casey McDonough (Matt) of Newton, IA; six grandchildren, Camille Stewart, Victoria Reeves, Hannah Reeves, Oscar Lee Malone IV, Kinsley McDonough and Kyler McDonough; and three great-grandchildren, Ethan, Autumn, and Austin.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Billy.

Phillip M. Reeves was born September 24, 1948 in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of George Washington Reeves, Jr. and Vida Gertrude Bateman Reeves. He graduated from Kingsbury High School in Memphis, Tennessee with the Class of 1966. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp from 1967–1973, during the Vietnam War, and was stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.   He and Cindy Kooser McDonough were married on May 24, 1993 at Elk Point, South Dakota. Phillip was employed with the meat packing industry for over 40 years; previously employed with the John Morrell Company in Sioux City, Iowa and presently employed as a cost manager with JBS in Marshalltown, Iowa.  

He made his home at Holiday Lake, and served on the Lake Board of Directors. He was an avid huntsman of deer, pheasant, turkey and enjoyed fishing too. He enjoyed grilling and cooking for his family and the guys during deer camp.  He liked karaoke, singing, dancing and entertaining dear friends with jokes and southern analogies or “Philisms”. A highlight of his earlier years was meeting “the King” Elvis Presley during his job with the Summer Twin drive-in theatre in Memphis, Tennessee. He will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him.




Dennis “Dillon” Dean Marshall, age 64 of Marengo, passed away, Sunday July 30, 2017 at St. Luke’s Unity Pointe Hospice in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  A Celebration of Life gathering will be held from 2 to 6 P.M. Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the Thomas Park Safe Room Facility, Thomas Park, 343 Marion Blvd., Marion, Iowa. Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo is assisting the family with arrangements.

He is survived by a daughter Tracy Hayzlett Marshall (Kevin Hayzlett) of Ladora; step-daughters, Lori Grimm of Norway, Heather Lishego (Brian) of Marengo, Sarah Hoyt (Eric) of Marengo, and Kelly Darling of Cedar Rapids; step-sons Philip Marshall (Somer) of Marengo, and Jeremiah Hawkins of Marengo; three grandchildren, Dillon, Kensey (Tori) and Kayden; and two great-grandchildren, Jace and Abel.  Also surviving are his siblings, Randall Marshall of Cedar Rapids, Colleen Marshall of Cedar Rapids, David Marshall (Sonya) of Marion, and  Mark Marshall of Anamosa, longtime companions, Cheryl, Bobbie and Cindy; along with many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, He was preceded in death by his parents,  grandson Xander, and  great-grandson Shayde, and his pet dogs, Tony, Bo, Mitzie and Charlie.

Dennis was born July 16, 1953 in Iowa City, Iowa, the son of Jack French Marshall and Jean Ann Leonard Marshall.  He graduated from Iowa Valley High School with the Class of 1972, and married Cheryl Messerschmitt on April 1, 1972. They welcomed a daughter in September of 1972. The couple later divorced. Dillon was employed as a crane operator with McComas-Lacina Commercial Construction. He enjoyed watching westerns, hunting, and fishing. He spent many hours on woodcrafting, making mushroom sticks, chairs, and birdhouses. He loved his dogs, and spending time with his family, and enjoying the outdoors, where he taught many about all the things that he loved and skills he had mastered.



Eugene John Finley, age 85, of Amana, formerly of Vinton, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017, at the Colonial Manor of Amana.  There will be no services at this time.  Memorials may be directed to the Amana Retirement Community, in care of Colonial Manor. Kloster Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Eugene is survived by two sons, Daniel Finley (Teresa) of Norway, and E.J. Finley of Cedar Rapids; two daughters Dawn Pedersen (Brian) of Fairmont, MN and DeeAnn Finley of Rosemount, MN; two brothers Dale Finley (Betty) of Williamsburg and Jerry Finley (Vickie) of Bettendorf; a step-son Bruce Whiting; a step-daughter Cinnamon Sevening; and ten grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Sharlene, granddaughter Danielle, and two sisters Betty Finley and Bonnie Christy.

Eugene John Finley was born July 2, 1932, in rural Ladora, the son of Bryan and Marie Conrad Finley.  He received his education in the Ladora area schools.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  Eugene married Jeanette Maas in 1956 and later divorced.   He was employed by Me Too grocery store, and Harnischfeger Corporation as a welder.  Eugene later married Sharlene Whiting in the summer of 1972.  He enjoyed his dogs, loved to go on walks, journaling and drawing, crosswords and the Chicago Cubs.  He especially enjoyed spending time with his family. Gene was especially fond of heckling the Colonial Manor staff and giving them a hard time every day.




Nova Skye Peska-Fritz , daughter of Allison Peska and Larry Fritz, was delivered stillborn on July 17, 2017 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.  Private family services were held July 21, 2017, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, Iowa, with Pastor Doug Dauenbaugh officiating.  Burial was in the Zion Cemetery, rural Ladora.

Nova is survived by her mother Allison Peska; her father Larry Fritz; paternal grandparents Robert and Peggy Fritz; maternal grandparents Lorene Peska and David Miller; great-grandparents Evelyn Peska and Eileen and Ted Fritz; four brothers Saylem, Zandrith, Channing and Ryker; two sisters Zaylynn and Raelynn; and numerous aunts and uncles.  She joins her great-grandfather in heaven, Dale Peska, and uncles Steve and Tom Peska.



Lovell M. Slaymaker, age 73 of Marengo, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017.
Memorial Services: 10:30 A.M. Monday, July 24, 2017, First United Methodist Church, Marengo with Rev. Lisa Crow officiating.  Inurnment will be in the Koszta Cemetery, rural Marengo. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Sunday, July 23, 2017 at the church.  A memorial fund has been established.  Kloster Funeral Home Marengo is assisting the family with arrangements.

Lovell is survived by a daughter, Lanette Martinson of Euless, TX; two sons, Steven (Lori) Slaymaker of Marengo and Jeffrey (Kim) Slaymaker of Belle Plaine; five grandchildren, Kaitlin Martinson of Euless, TX, Rachel Slaymaker of Cedar Rapids, Gretchen Slaymaker of Marengo, and Tyler Hartz and Zacary Slaymaker of Belle Plaine.  Also surviving are three sisters Violet Anderson (Marvin), June Schwertfeger and Rose Frondle, all of Marengo.

Lovell was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Don in 2016, a grandson Jason Harrelson, a sister Velma Birch, and five brothers, Alfred, Jerry, Don and Bob Starkweather, and one in infancy.

Lovell Marie Starkweather was born January 5, 1944 in Amana, Iowa, the daughter of LeRoy and Nora Stanton Starkweather.  She attended and graduated from the Marengo schools and married Donald Slaymaker on September 24, 1961 at the First United Methodist Church in Marengo. Lovell worked as a job coordinator with REA—Rural Employment Alternatives in Conroy.

Lovell loved her family and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  She enjoyed watching her grandchildren’s sporting events. She looked forward to family vacations and visits from the great grand dogs, Shadow and Jacky.




Herbert Raymond Alexander, age 72, of Middle Amana, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at his home.  Private family services were held.  Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, was in charge of arrangements.

Herbert is survived by his wife, Gloria; five children Thad (Joi) Alexander, of Cedar Rapids, Tim (Lisa) Alexander, of Waverly, Tricia (Robert) Ward, of Middle Amana, Thomas (Roxy) Alexander of Burlington, and Todd Alexander, of North Liberty; and eight grandchildren.   He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.






Ronald J. Stonebraker, age 75 of Tipton, formerly of Brooklyn, passed away, Thursday, July 13, 2017, at the Cedar Manor Nursing Home in Tipton.  Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, July 18, 2017, Grace United Methodist Church, Brooklyn with Pastor Joyce Proctor officiating.  Burial will be in the Brooklyn Memorial Cemetery.  Visitation: 4 to 7 P.M. Monday, July 17, 2017, at Kloster Funeral Home, Brooklyn, with a Masonic Service at 7 P.M.  Memorials may be contributed to the Brooklyn Citizen Scholarship Foundation. 

Ron is survived by his sons, Chad (Kayce) of Belgium, WI, and Ryan (Melinda) of Tipton, and five grandchildren, Avrie, Zoie and Kenedie Basye of Belgium, WI, and Zoe and Lea Stonebraker of Tipton. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife Judy in 2015.

Ronald J. Stonebraker was born October 10, 1941 in Centerville, Iowa, the son of Kenneth Alan and Lucille Ada Kirkpatrick Stonebraker.  He graduated from Centerville High School in 1960, received his Bachelor degree at Culver Stockton College in 1964, and his Master’s Degree from Northeast Missouri State in 1967. Ronald and Judy Ann Vollbracht were united in marriage on August 20, 1966, at the Immanuel Baptist Church, Quincy, IL.   

Ron was a high school Social Sciences teacher at BGM for 35 years, and substitute taught for another 15 years. He was proud to say he had 50 years in the classroom. He sold insurance for MFA/Shelter Insurance, Bear Creek Insurance and Allied.  Ron was an adjunct professor at Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, and Iowa Valley Community College in Marshalltown for several years.  He and Judy both volunteered at Capital Resources in Brooklyn following their retirement.

Ron was active in his community.  He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Brooklyn, and also the Tipton United Methodist Church. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #174, and the Brooklyn Kiwanis Club. He served on the Brooklyn City Council for ten plus years. In his free time, Ron was a train buff, and enjoyed anything related to trains and the railroad.





Anthony Aaron Loffer, age 34, of Marengo, passed away at the Marengo Memorial Hospital, on July 10, 2017.  Funeral Service:  10:00 a.m., Friday, July 14, 2017, at Trinity United Church of Christ, rural Marengo, with Rev. Tim Miller officiating.  Burial will be in the Zion Cemetery, rural Ladora.  Visitation:  3 to 7 p.m., Thursday, July 13, 2017, at the United Methodist Church, Marengo.  A memorial fund has been established.  Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Anthony Aaron Loffer, son of Robert and Audrey Loffer, was born January 30, 1983, in Kansas.  At an early age, Tony moved to Iowa.  When he was seven, he moved with his family to Florida for four years then back to Marengo where he spent the rest of his life. 
Tony worked at the Colony Inn while in high school, then getting a job a LaRey's Cleaners after graduation from Iowa Valley High School.  On July 29, 2010, he got his “dream job” at Big G Foods in Marengo.  He loved his boss and fellow employees and even more, all the customers he helped.  The way he talked you would have thought he owned the place!

Tony loved his town of Marengo and did all he could to support it, any organization and certainly any person that needed help.  He never missed a fundraiser of any kind and financially supported it to the best of his ability.  For several years, he volunteered his time every Friday helping city employees do outdoor projects.  He was very honored in 2010, when he was selected to be the Grand Marshall for Marengo’s Annual 3rd of July parade.  Tony loved being allowed to be a “fireman”.  Although he didn’t participate in firefighting activities, he rarely missed a fire meeting.  He spent many hours helping with the annual fundraiser and was proud of all the money he raised for the July 3rd, fireworks.

In his spare time, Tony enjoyed singing with the Believers, pitching horseshoes, bowling, attending Roughrider and Kernels games, watching NASCAR races, attending Iowa Valley sports and music events and anything his nieces and nephews were involved in, and making sure the family home always had its deck and front yard decorated with proper holiday decorations, light and inflatables. Tony’s church, Trinity United Church of Christ, was very important to him and he never missed a Sunday.  He always made sure the candles were lit and everyone was greeted.  He was a trustee on the consistory and a member of several committees. 

Tony is survived by his parents, Bob and Audrey Loffer, his siblings Michelle (David) Schachtlie, Mark (Becky) Loffer, Matthew (Jordan) Loffer, Michael (Darcie) Loffer, Melanie (Brock) Junkins, Merissa (Alex) Ganea, Charity (Heath) Jensen, Christopher Loffer, Derek Loffer, Leslee Loffer and Shambria Loffer; his nieces and nephews Devin, Drew and Michaela Schachtlie, Bryce, Alexandra and Peyton Loffer, Jacob Loffer, Jordan and Kylie Loffer, Connor and Callie Junkins, Aden and Londyn Ganea, Sherra Bonnichsen and Greyson Loffer; a special Grandma Donna Fugate.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents Lloyd and Lorna Jean Loffer, Glade and Helen Sietsema, special Grandpa Don Fugate and a niece Izabella Loffer.




Bonita Sue Nicely, age 58, of Homestead, passed away July 7, 2017, at Windmill Manor, of Coralville, following a courageous battle with cancer.  Memorial Service:  10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 13, 2017, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, with Pastor Dennis Martens officiating.  Family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo.  A memorial fund has been established.

Bonita is survived by her significant other Randy VonLienen, of Homestead; a daughter Danielle (Michael II) Henre, of Kansas; three grandchildren Jaden Goellnitz, Paxton Henre and Paris Henre of Kansas; two sisters Becky Brecht, of Marengo and Brenda (Mike) Stratton, of Homestead; and a brother Russ Brecht of Marengo.  She was preceded in death by her parents. 

Bonita was born June 4, 1959, in Marengo, the daughter of Dean and Merita Fay Martens Brecht.  She graduated from Iowa Valley School in 1977.  She attended Kirkwood Community College and got her CNA degree.  Bonita worked at the Marengo Hospital as a CNA and Activity Coordinator and Moeller Accounting as a bookkeeper.  Bonita loved to spend time with family and friends.  She enjoyed taking vacations, going to the lake house, fishing, mushroom hunting and watching the Iowa Hawkeyes. 




Izabella Rae Loffer, age 2, of Williamsburg, passed away on July 3, 2017, at the University of Iowa Hospital.  Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m., Monday July 10, 2017, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, Iowa.  Private family funeral services will be held at a later date.  Burial will be in the Zion Cemetery, rural Ladora.  Memorials can be contributed in Bella’s name to 

Izabella Rae Loffer was born October 28, 2014, at St. Lukes Hospital, Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Christopher and Amanda Loffer.  She joined sisters Tiah, Madison, Abigail, Sherra and brother Hunter.  Bella’s first home was in Belle Plaine.  While living there, she was baptized at the Belle Plaine United Church of Christ where she attended worship with her family.  She later moved to Millersburg and recently to Williamsburg.  Bella was a friendly, loving child always enjoying the attention she would receive from her siblings parents and anyone else who happened to be around.  She always had a hug to give and a smile to share.  Bella received her angel wings on July 3, 2017.  She leaves many memories to be cherished by her parents, Chris Loffer and Amanda Loffer, her siblings Tiah, Hunter, Maddy, Abby, Sherra, her grandparents Bob and Audrey Loffer, Leta Huber, a special grandma Donna Fugate and many aunts, uncles and cousins as well as other extended family and friends.  She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Kenneth Huber, a great uncle Don Huber and special grandfather Don Fugate.






Janice Marie Alford, age 63, of Marengo, passed away at Marengo Memorial Hospital, July 2, 2017.  Graveside services:  2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 11, 2017.  Burial will be in the Marengo Cemetery.  Visitation:  12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, prior to the graveside service.  A memorial fund has been established.

Janice is survived by four children Shirley (Robert) Arends, Jeannie (Alfonso) Varella, Teresa Alford and Charlie (Angel) Alford; two sisters Kathy Haus and Sandra Hutson; 20 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Charles.

Janice was born September 8, 1953, in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of Virgil and Irene McFadden Duncan. 





Rose Marie Lortz, age 88, of Hiawatha, passed away July 4, 2017, at the Hiawatha Care Center.  Funeral Services: 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 8, 2017, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 8300 C Ave., N.E., Marion, Iowa, with Rev. Perry Fruhling officiating.  Burial will be in the South Amana Cemetery, South Amana, Iowa.  Visitation:  5 to 8 p.m., Friday, July 7, 2017, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, Iowa and also one hour prior to service time on Saturday.  Memorials can be contributed to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Marion, or the Amana Heritage Museum. 

Rose Marie is survived by two children Terry (Nancy) Trimpe, of Hiawatha, Teresa (Mike) David of Cedar Rapids and three step children Karen Nielsen, of Pleasanton, California, Ruth (Charlie) Batzel, of Windsor, California and Mark (Patti) Lortz, of Pleasanton, California; 10 grandchildren Abby (Ohmar) Coughlin, Omaha, Nebraska, Nathan Lortz, Mandie (Nick) Shriver, Libby (Ali) Batzel, Anne (Zach) Imboden, David Bazel, Tanya (Eric) Griffith, Jason (Julie) Nosek, Becca (John) Nosek and Katie (Cavan) Hallman; 11 great grandchildren Carter Coughlin, Will and Ele Shriver, Providence and Justice Imboden, Abby and Logan Griffith, Aidan and Brody Nosek and Keenan and Pierce Nosek; and a sister Lillian (Harold) Moessner.  She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Doris Trumpold, first husband George Trimpe and her husband Harlan Lortz. 

Rose Marie Berger was born December 10, 1928, in South Amana, the daughter of Martin and Henrietta Bopp Berger.  She received her education in the Amana School district and graduated from Amana High School in 1947.  Rose Marie attended Westmar College in Lemars, Iowa.  She was united in marriage to George Trimpe.  He later passed away.  On June 29, 1984, Rose Marie married Harlan Lortz at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Marion.  She worked in the office at Amana Refrigeration as an executive secretary.  She was involved in the Women’s Fellowship, chancel Choir and Sarah Circle at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.  Rose Marie was also a part of the Homestead Welfare Club and Amana Heritage Society.  She was a prayer warrior!  She enjoyed vocal music, gardening, reading, traveling with Harlan and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. 






Mary Ann Frimml, age 86 of Marengo, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Rose Haven Nursing Home, Marengo.  Funeral Mass: 10:30 A.M. Thursday, July 6, 2017, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Marengo with Fr. David Wilkening officiating.  Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery. Visitation: 4 to 7 P.M. Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo with a Scripture Service at 7 P.M. Memorials may be contributed to St. Patrick’s Altar and Rosary Society.

She is survived by her sons, Rick (Karen) of Marengo, Gary (Dustie) of Cedar Rapids, Mark of Marengo, and Dan (Tiffany Pedersen) of Marengo; eight grandchildren, Jennifer Frimml, Brad (Shalina) Frimml, Erin Jacobsen (Mike), Ellary Frimml (Michael Read), Amelia Frimml, Lola Frimml,  Myla Frimml, and Kierra Frimml; and three great-grandchildren, Garett Read, Chase Read and Anna Jacobsen.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Martin, a daughter Patricia Ann, four brothers, Derald, Dean, Andrew, and Ronald Brecht, and a sister Elvera Valente.

Mary Ann Brecht was born July 28, 1930 in a farm house near West Amana, the daughter of Edward John Brecht and Elva Knock.  She received her education in the Washington Township school, and married Martin John Frimml on January 27, 1948 in Marengo.  The couple farmed in Iowa County. Martin died in 1969.

Mary Ann’s focus in life was her family.  She especially loved attending the children and grandchildren’s events. She enjoyed following the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Atlanta Braves. Mary Ann was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Marengo, and the Altar and Rosary Society. She also was a member of the Ladora Saddle Club and the Star Twirlers, and enjoyed square dancing with Martin before his passing. 





Barbara Jean Schutterle, age 78, of Marengo, passed away June 29, 2017, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, in Hiawatha.  Memorial Service:  10:30 a.m., Friday, July 7, 2017, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, Iowa, with Rev. Shawn Barr officiating.  Burial will be in the Marengo Cemetery.  Family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, July 6, 2017, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be contributed to the Iowa County Food Bank or the Marengo American Legion. 

Barbara is survived by four children Kim (Mark) Neuhaus, of Cedar Rapids, Kelly Dye, of Cedar Rapids, Jonette (Steve) Finley, of Cedar Rapids and Lisa (Jason) Lillie, of Marengo; 11 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Francis Schutterle in December 2015.

Barbara Jean Stockwell was born November 3, 1938, in Iowa City, Iowa, the daughter of Robert and Verla Griggs Stockwell.  She attended the Marengo schools through the ninth grade, and later received her GED from Kirkwood Community College in 1981.  On August 23, 1968, in Kahoka, Missouri, Barbara was united in marriage to Francis Schutterle.  The couple made their home in Marengo. They were members of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Marengo, and Barbara was a member of St. John’s Ladies Aid.

Barbara enjoyed making crafts, painting, drawing and crocheting. 





Elaine F. Henle, age 66, died Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Crystal Heights Care Center in Oskaloosa. Funeral Services: 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at Kloster Funeral Home, Brooklyn, with Pastor Don Drahos officiating.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 A.M. until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home. A private family burial service will be at a later date. A memorial fund has been established.

Elaine is survived by a daughter Mindy L. Benedict (Alan) of Searsboro; a stepson Donnie Farrier (LaDema) of Mount Pleasant; three grandchildren Cody Farrier (Angelica), Corrinn Stevens and Catelynn Coffin; two great-grandchildren Michael Farrier and Darlene Farrier. She is also survived by her siblings, Beverly Foels (Richard) of Oskaloosa, Kathleen Woodman of Hartwick, Delbert Henle, Douglas Henle (Linda), and Melanie Henle, all of Belle Plaine, Dennis Henle (Connie) of Pella, Denise Beck (Dale) of Jacksboro, TX, and Richard Henle (Misty) of Coralville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her son Michael Farrier, a brother Raymond Henle, and a sister Lori Henle.

Elaine Frances Henle was born July 23, 1950 in Marshalltown, Iowa the daughter of Horace and Mabel Coleman Henle.  She attended the Chelsea and South Tama schools graduating from Albia High School in 1970. Elaine worked as a factory worker and also as a waitress for many years. Besides spending time with her family, she enjoyed quilting, sewing for her children and grandchildren, and exhibiting at area craft shows as K & E Creations.






Eldred “Pee Wee” Plotz, age 90, of Walford, passed away Monday, June 26, 2017, at his son’s home in Delhi, Iowa.  There will be a Celebration of Life gathering at Eldred’s home in Walford, Iowa, on Saturday, July 22, 2017, from 2 to 6 p.m.  Memorials may be contributed to the Alzheimer’s Association, Honor Flight of Cedar Rapids, or the Safe Haven of Iowa County.  Burial will be in the Marengo Cemetery.  Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, Iowa, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Eldred is survived by his son Eldred (Janelle) Plotz Jr., of Delhi; two brothers Parlyn (Helen) Plotz, of Marengo and John (Trudy) Plotz, of Cedar Rapids.  He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, a son David in infancy, three brothers Leo, Melvin and Jerry Plotz and a sister Mary. 

Eldred David Plotz was born May 18, 1927, in rural Marengo, the son of Rudolph and Elizabeth McGuire Plotz.  He was united in marriage to Ida Leona Wyant on October 20, 1949, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Norway, Iowa.  Eldred worked at Wilson Foods in Cedar Rapids, as well as Farmstead, where he retired after 35 years. 






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