Robert L. Wagner, age 83 of Marengo, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, Iowa with Rev. Andrew Gray officiating. Burial will be in the Victor Cemetery. Visitation: 4 to 7 P.M. Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family in Robert’s name.

Robert is survived by his wife Jackie; four sons, Greg (Pat) of Homestead, Mark (Jane) of Hudson, Lyn (Dana) of Marengo, and Todd of Cedar Rapids; nine grandchildren, Sarah, Nicholas, Lyndsey, Megan, Lacey, Levi, Carli, Kaitlyn, and Sydney; a granddog, Jasper; numerous great-grandchildren; along with numerous step grand and great grandchildren that were very important in Robert’s life. Also surviving is a sister, Naomi (Don) Schlenker of California, and two brothers, Mike (Freda) Wagnaar of California and Phillip Smith of Arizona.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Joan Shine Wagner, his grandson Riley Wagner, two brothers, Charlie Wagnaar and Cecil Smith, and special cousin Richard McMains.

Robert Lee Wagner was born August 29, 1934 near Lacey, Iowa, the son of Clarence and Nina Stout Wagnaar.  He attended the Deep River schools. Robert and Joan Shine were married March 17, 1956. This union was blessed with four sons. She died May 8, 1973. Bob farmed with his brother-in-law Wilbur Shine. He then worked with Mel Uridil as a mechanic in Victor. On August 9, 1975, he married Jacqueline Wagner in Marengo.  The couple made their home in Marengo, where Bob worked for many years with the Chevy Garage and Breezes Auto Parts. He owned and operated the Phillips 66 Station in Marengo for several years. He eventually went to work at Amana Refrigeration, retiring from there.

Bob enjoyed fishing and repurposing discarded treasures. He and Jackie enjoyed traveling throughout the United States. But his passion was woodworking. Many of his beautifully crafted items were given to his wife, children, grandchildren, and friends.  

 

 

 

 

 

Mary V. Baumgartner, age 82, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Rose Haven Nursing Home, Marengo. Memorial Service: 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, May 8, 2018, Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo with Rev. Andrew Gray officiating.  The family will receive friends from 9:00 until service time on Tuesday. Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Marengo.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Rose Haven Nursing Home in her name. Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo is assisting the family with arrangements.

Mary is survived by her children, Sheila Mason (Steve) of Palo, and William Baumgartner  (Blossom) of Fairfax; three grandchildren, Travis Von Ahsen of Davenport, Dustin Mason (Danielle) of LaPorte City, and Jeffrey Mason of Palo; three great-grandchildren, August, Oliver, and Evelyn Mason of LaPorte City. Also surviving are two brothers, Joseph Weldon (Emily) of Iowa City and Jim Weldon of New York, NY.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Fred, her daughter Bonnie Von Ahsen, two sisters, Marilyn Smith and Zelda Clubb, and a brother Bruce Weldon.

Mary Viola Weldon was born May 17, 1935 in Iowa City, Iowa, the daughter of Bruce and Viola Hite Weldon.  She attended the Marengo schools. Mary was united in marriage to Fred Baumgartner on March 11, 1952 in Galesburg, Illinois.  She was employed over the years with various businesses in the Amana Colonies. 

Mary loved to thread a needle and sew.  You could find her out on the porch sewing quilts, embroidering tea towels, knitting mittens, and sewing together Amana Bonnets to sell in any Amana gift shop.  The grandchildren especially enjoyed the camping trips with Oma and Opa.

 

 

 

 

Phay Kavanh, age 83 of Marengo, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Rose Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness. Funeral Services will be 1:00 P.M. Saturday, May 5, 2018, Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo. There will be no visitation. Burial will be in Oakridge Cemetery, West Liberty.

Phay was born June 5, 1934 in Hanoi, Vietnam, the daughter of Thai Lovan and Noui Lothi. She and Noi Kavanh were married in Laos. The couple came to the United States in 1991. He passed away in 1997. Phay has been a resident of Marengo for the past 10 years. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family. 
 
Phay is survived by her children Samlane Huong, Tae Huong, Sai Tavi, Deng Lovan, Phiene Phonprasith, Aen Thephravong, Chanh Kavanh, Mine Kavanh, May Nane Kavanh and Oraphim Kavanh; three siblings Ean Lovan, Hao Lovan and Oy Lovan; 19 grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents Thai Lovan and Noui Lothi, her husband Noi Kavanh and a sister Deng Lovan. 

 

 

 

 

David Lee Stevens, age 85 of Marengo, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Compass Memorial, in Marengo, following a sudden illness. Funeral Services:10:30 a.m. Monday, April 30, 2018, Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo with Fr. David Wilkening officiating.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, with military honors.  Visitation: 3-6 p.m.. Sunday, April 29, 2018, Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo. A memorial fund has been established.

David is survived by his siblings: two brothers, Donald (Janet) and Gary (Judy), all of Cedar Rapids; and six sisters, Pat Seye (Bob) of Ladora, Marcella Hilton of Cedar Rapids, Loretta Booth of Sheboygan, WI, Mary Mumm of Marengo, Janet Fish (Kenny) of Morehead City, NC, and Beverly Neswold (Larry) of Cedar Rapids. Also surviving are two sister-in-laws, Diane Stevens of Fairfax, and Gelene Stevens of Ankeny, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and four brothers, Leroy, Laverne, Bernard and Wayne “Tom” Stevens, and brother-in-laws, Jack Booth, Gary Hilton and Gary Mumm.

David was born February 13, 1933 in Marengo, Iowa, the son of Ben and Florence Minnaert Stevens. He graduated from the Hilton Consolidated School, Conroy with the Class of 1952. David served in the U.S. Army from 1953-55 during the Korean Conflict.  When he returned to the area, he farmed alongside his father and mother for many years. David moved into Marengo following an explosion that destroyed his home in 2006. 

David enjoyed his occupation as a farmer. He liked mowing lawns, and was especially talented in woodworking.  He looked forward to his frequent trips to Hobby Lobby and Harbor Freight, and would spend many hours perusing the merchandise. He was often found dining with friends at Big G, and catching up on all the news. David enjoyed spending all the holiday meals with the Seye family.

 

 

 

Marie Elizabeth Griess, age 57 of Amana, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on April 15, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer.  Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 19, 2018, at the Amana Cemetery, with Elder Alan Trumpold officiating.  Family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at the Middle Amana Church, Middle Amana, Iowa.  In lieu flowers, memorials may be contributed to the Safe Haven of Iowa County or the Amana Church Society. 

Marie is survived by her fiancée Dean Kinzenbaw Jr. of Marengo; a daughter Taylor Griess Sherman and fiancée, Gerald Long; two grandchildren Chloe and Caelan Long of Middle Amana; a brother Lewis of Cedar Rapids; a sister Joanne of Amana; a nephew Connor Griess of North Liberty; a sister-in-law Julie Griess of Williamsburg; and two cats Tilly and Jack.  She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother John in 2017 and a nephew Thaddius Logan Griess.

Marie Elizabeth Griess was born April 4, 1961 in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Theo and Betty Lou Haas Griess.  She graduated from the Amana High School in 1979 and was a great athlete.  Marie was an avid sports fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes, Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Bears.  She was currently employed by the Amana Meat Shop in Amana and was a lifelong member of the Amana Church Society. 

Marie was a person of not wanting, but rather of giving, especially when it came to her daughter and grandchildren.  She was happy and had a very positive attitude that carried on throughout her illness.  She will be greatly missed by all those who knew her. 

The family would like to especially thank Iowa City Hospice, Paula Welsh, Dean Kinzenbaw Jr., Loves for Marie benefit and all the others from “Team Marie” for all of their care and support for Marie during her illness. 

 

 

 

 

Neoma Lee Patten, age 86 of Auburn, California, formerly Brooklyn, passed away Saturday April 22, 2017 at the Lakeview Terrace Senior Care Facility in Auburn, California.  A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2018, at the Michael J. Manatt Community Center, Brooklyn, Iowa.  A private burial service will be held at the Brooklyn Memorial Cemetery. Memorial donations in memory of Neoma may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 North Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida, 33607. 

Neoma is survived by her sons Patrick of Auburn, CA, Curtis of Atkinson, IL, and Christopher of Auburn, CA; a daughter-in-law, Donna Patten; a sister, Karen (Katie) Kriegel Moore; brother-in-law, John Moore; sister-in-law, Patricia Kriegel; four grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.  She will also be lovingly remembered by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.  She was preceded in death by husband Orval in 1983, two sons, Michael and David, her parents, and two brothers, Norman and Charles.    

Neoma was born October 12, 1930, in Brooklyn, where she spent her childhood.  She is the daughter of Balzer and Theodosia Newton Kriegel.  On January 20, 1951, Neoma married Orval Earnest Patten also from Brooklyn.  They were the parents of five sons.  The Pattens lived in several Iowa, Illinois and Nebraska communities.  Following Orval’s death, Neoma and her youngest son moved from Illinois to California. 

Neoma was a devoted mother and homemaker.  She was most proud of her family, and was a loving “Gram” to her four grandchildren, and “Grammy” to her nine great-grandchildren.  Neoma was an avid golfer that distinguished her play having scored a hole in one, and was the president of the Geneseo, Illinois, women’s golf league.  She also enjoyed bowling, bridge and spending time with family and friends. 

 

 

 

 

 

Wilma Fay Wilson, age 95 of Belle Plaine, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Unity Point-St. Luke's Hospital. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 16, 2018 at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, with Rev. Diane Vorhies officiating. Burial will be in the Marengo Cemetery. Visitation will be noon until 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 16, 2018 at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo.  A memorial fund has been established.

Wilma is survived by a son, Tom (Diane) Wilson of Marengo; a brother Jack (Betty) Vinall of Savannah, GA; three grandchildren Alison Foughty (Scott) of Polk City, Johnette Hayes of Belle Plaine, and Ashley Meek (Jordan) of Williamsburg; seven great-grandchildren, Madison, Payton, Spencer, Davis, Erika, Avery and Jacob.  She was preceded in death by her husband Ernest in December 1987, her parents, a daughter Florence Hayes in 2013 and a son-in-law, John Hayes in 2010. 

Wilma Vinall was born November 29, 1922, in rural Kellogg, the daughter of Thomas Henry and Bernice Cooper Vinall.  She graduated from Searsboro High School and received her nursing degree from Marshalltown Community College.  She was united in marriage to Ernest Wilson in Missouri in 1945.  Wilma was one of the first employees when the Marengo Hospital opened its doors.  She proudly held her nursing license for 50 years. Following her retirement from the hospital, Wilma worked as an in-home-care nurse.

Besides her nursing profession, Wilma helped her husband with the farm duties, and was a loving wife and mother.   She was a 4-H leader and also a member of Eastern Star.  Wilma volunteered for many years within the community as well as at Camp Wapsie.  She loved to travel, and do needlework. 

 

 

 

Gloria Jean Martinson Burgy, age 72 of Marengo, Iowa, surrounded by family in prayer and song, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on April 9, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, following a sudden illness.  Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 14, 2018, at First Lutheran Church, Conroy, Iowa, with Pastor Don Dovre officiating.  Burial will be in the First Lutheran Cemetery, Conroy.  Family will greet friends from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, April 13, 2018, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo.  Memorials may be given in honor of Gloria to the Safe Haven of Iowa County, P.O. Box 444 Williamsburg, IA 52361. 

Gloria was born on December 24, 1945, in Marengo, the youngest daughter of Frank and Irene Schwarting Martinson.  Gloria knew Jesus Christ as her Savior.  She was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church, Conroy and remained a life-long member of the church.  God blessed Gloria with a beautiful voice and she enjoyed singing in the church choir, community choirs and at family and neighborhood gatherings.  Gloria attended Hilton Consolidated Schools in Conroy until its closing, at which time she continued her high school education at Iowa Valley High School, in Marengo, graduating in 1964.  In September 1964, Gloria married Larry Burgy.  They later divorced.  While in high school, Gloria worked at the Ox Yoke Inn in Amana.  After graduating high school, she worked as a secretary at Amana Refrigeration until May 1967, at which time her sister and brother-in-law opened Colony Village Restaurant at the Little Amana exit on Interstate 80.  Gloria worked at Colony Village as a bookkeeper and assistant manager, performing whatever tasks were necessary from 1967 until the restaurant closed in November 2014.  At the time of her death, Gloria was working at Big G Foods in Marengo.

Gloria loved her flowers.  If you visited Gloria’s home, her outdoor entryway would greet you with an array of colorful plants and flowers.  Gloria was a kind, caring and giving person who put the welfare of others before herself.  She was passionate about offering care and comfort to animals in need and over the years found homes for many cats who “through no fault of their own” were hungry and in need of a home. 

Gloria was preceded in death by her parents; her oldest brother Harold Martinson, Sr.; sister-in-law Lorraine Shedenhelm Martinson; sister-in-law Shirley Alderman Martinson; brother-in-law Russell Sandersfeld; and special friends Seward “Stu” Lerch and Jerry Heisler.

Gloria’s greatest joy was being a loving and devoted mother to her son, Matthew John Burgy, who survives her.  Gloria is also survived by a brother Edwin L. Martinson; a sister MaryEllen Sandersfeld; 12 nieces and nephews; 20 great-nieces and nephews; and 12 great-great nieces and nephews.  She is also survived by her former husband Larry Burgy and a special friend Jim Tompkins. 

 

 

 

Delores Leanna Witte (Maas) of Williamsburg, died Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the age of 84.  Funeral Services will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Conroy with Pastor Gary Sears officiating.  Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, April 6, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Conroy.  Burial will be in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Conroy.  Memorials contributions can be made in her honor to Lutheran Interparish School, Williamsburg or Essence of Life Hospice, Amana.

Delores was born on May 15, 1933 in Conroy, Iowa to Arthur G. and Adeline M. Baack Maas and was proud to live her whole life in Iowa County.  Delores married Eugene H. Witte in October of 1952 and enjoyed her life as a wife and mother.  In 1998, she was recognized by the Governor of Iowa, Terry Branstad, for the many years of volunteer work at the Lutheran Interparish School, Williamsburg.

Delores loved her life in the country and for many years, hosted numerous groups of school children taking field trips to her farm where she raised exotic poultry, dairy goats and other animals.  She was an avid reader and gardener.  She loved arts and crafts and enjoyed making projects for and with her children and later on,  her grandchildren.  Delores was an active member of the choir at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Conroy for many years.

Delores is survived by her husband of 65 years, Eugene Henry Witte; her sister, Janis Maas; her three children, Regis (Donna) Witte, Leanne (Gary) Corba and Rebecca (Darrell) Meyer; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Willard and Gilbert Maas and her sisters, Arlene Maas and Dorothea Heinze.

 

 

 

 

Virginia May Hepker, age 100, of North English, formerly of Marengo, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the English Valley Care Center.  Funeral Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, with Rev. Eddie Thomas officiating.  Visitation will be Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 9:30 a.m., until service time, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo.  Burial will be in the Dunkard Cemetery, Midway, Iowa.  Memorials may be contributed to the Church of the Nazarene World Evangelism Funds.

Virginia is survived by four daughters LaVonne Hinkle of California, Ellen (David) Ewing of North Carolina, Jean Hepker of Mt. Pleasant and Janice (Jim) Hoylman of Webster; a daughter-in-law Jan Hepker; ten grandchildren Bryce, Tadd, Kara, Brenda, Meridith, Jeremiah, Melinda, Tonya, Alisa and Serena; 24 great-grandchildren; and 10 great great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Warren in 2004, a daughter Carol Jean in infancy, a son Kenneth and granddaughter Theresa.

Virginia Lee was born April 1, 1918, in Mt. Vernon, the daughter of William Lee and Amiee Haak Lee.  She attended several schools in New Mexico, Denver, Colorado and graduated from the Cedar Rapids Schools.  She married Warren Charles Hepker on December 28, 1938 at the Free Methodist Church in Toddville.  They moved to Marengo in 1961 where the family owned and operated Gambles Hardware Store.  She was a housewife and a mother, and later did bookwork for the ambulance and Hearse company.  Virginia was very active in the Church of the Nazarene, in Marengo.  She served on the church board and taught Sunday School.  She received a distinguished service award from the church.  Virginia enjoyed sewing, reading and was a Cubs fan. 

 

 

 

Louis “Louie” Reinhardt Marz, age 94, formerly of Homestead, IA, died peacefully at his home in Las Cruces, New Mexico, on Saturday evening, November 18, 2017.   Celebration of Life Service: 10:00 A.M. Saturday, April 14, 2018, Middle Amana Church, Middle Amana, Iowa. Visitation: 9 – 10:00 A.M. prior to the service. Inurnment will be in the Homestead Cemetery with Military Honors and Masonic Rites. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be directed to the Amana Church Society, the Amana Heritage Society, or the Mesilla Valley Hospice. Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo is assisting the family with arrangements.

Louis was born October 29, 1923 in Homestead, Iowa, the son of John Jacob Marz and Henrietta Kolb Marz.  As a boy, he attended the Amana schools.  Following graduation in 1941, Louis attended Coe College. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943 where he served as an engineer.  He completed civil engineering training at the Virginia Military Institute and was deployed overseas on his birthday in 1944 as part of the 282nd Engineering Combat Battalion.  As the war was coming to an end, Louis was wounded from enemy fire while building a bridge at Echternach, Luxemburg in 1945, and went on to receive the Purple Heart for the injury that almost took his life.  He along with several hundred other servicemen from the greatest generation made the trip to Washington, D.C. 70 years later, as part of the Cedar Rapids Honor Flight program on September 11, 2011. 

Following his return to the states after World War II, Louis completed his education at Iowa State University where he received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.  Louis went on to work at Amana Refrigeration, Inc. as a design engineer his entire working career.  He married Dorothy Berger on November 12, 1949.  The couple later divorced.  Louis married Caroline Brandt on January 16, 1987.  The couple made their home in both Homestead, IA and Las Cruces, NM.

Louis’ lifetime passions included being a founding member of the Amana Heritage Society and serving as an elder at the Amana Church.  Additionally, he was an active member of the Homestead Welfare Club, a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge and the 32 degree Scottish Rite.  His hobbies included teaching and playing bridge, tennis, crossword puzzles, ISU Cyclone football, traveling and caring for his beloved English Sheepdogs—most recently his “good girl” Roxie. 

Following his retirement, Louis volunteered at the Amana Heritage Museum and the Farm and Ranch Museum in Las Cruces. 

He is survived by his wife Caroline; sister-in-law Ellen Mae Marz; daughter Mary (Tom) Burgher of East Amana; son, Dr. Mark (Marti) Marz of Cedar Rapids; step-children, Alan Cerwick of San Antonio, TX and Brigitte Cerwick of Coppell, TX; six grandchildren, Laura (Keith) Simmonds, Andrew (Stephanie) Marz, Liesl (Daniel) Yunek, Fritz Burgher, Mackenzie Cerwick and Justin Cerwick; and three great grandchildren, Daniel and Anna Simmonds, and Everett Yunek. Louis was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Helen Dittrich and a brother Fritz Marz.

 

 

 

Delphine E. Vander Hamm, age 95 of Marengo, passed away, Friday, March 30, 2018 at Rose Haven Nursing Home, Marengo.  Funeral Services: 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, April 4, 2018, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Marengo with Rev. Andrew Gray officiating.  Burial will be in the Marengo Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 until 10:30 on Wednesday morning at the church, prior to services. A memorial fund has been established.  Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo is assisting the family with arrangements.

Delphine is survived by nieces, nephews and their families. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Clellan and Eugene Vander Hamm, and a sister Darlene E. Vander Hamm Hacker.

Delphine E. was born June 20, 1922 in Ireton, Iowa, the daughter of Oscar and Anna Rassler Vander Hamm.  She was employed at Collins Radio Company in Cedar Rapids from 1942 – 1982. She retired and moved to Marengo, Iowa, where she was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. She enjoyed quilting, crossword puzzles and playing Pinochle. 

 

 

Darlene Kay “Dar” Graesser, age 70, of West Amana, Iowa, passed away, Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at St. Luke’s Unity Point in Cedar Rapids.  Memorial Services will be 1:00 P.M. Saturday, March 31, 2018, New Apostolic Church, 2930 Wilson Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids, with Rev. Larry Dollmeyer officiating.  The family will receive friends from 3 to 6 P.M. Friday, March 30, 2018 at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo. Burial will be in the West Amana Cemetery. Memorials may be contributed to St. Luke’s Hospice in Darlene’s memory.

Darlene is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Robert “Bob” Graesser; three sons, Bill (Connie) of Amana, Steven (Jan) of High Amana, and Michael (Vicki) of West Amana; and four grandsons, Alex (Amanda), Ben, Andrew and Sam.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

Darlene Kay Fels was born February 4, 1948 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the daughter of Albert Fels and Louise Neubauer Fels. She attended the Amana schools and graduated from Amana High School in 1966. Darlene and Robert Graesser were united in marriage on March 8, 1964.  Darlene was employed over the years as a cook at several Amana restaurants, including the Brick Haus and the Ronneberg. She also sold Avon for many years.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed cooking, gardening, her cats, her dog, and tractor rides, especially the WMT Tractorcade. She was an active member of the New Apostolic Church, and enjoyed singing with her church friends. She will be fondly remembered and missed by her family, and her many friends. 

 

 

Richard Joseph Cobb, resident of Marengo, Iowa and former longtime resident of Fraser and Macomb, MI, died unexpectedly March 22, 2018.  He was 75 years of age.  Richard was born on February 4, 1943 in Fort Knox, Kentucky, son of the late Robert and Eleanor (Dobrotka) Cobb.   He worked as a machinist for the automotive industry working at AT&G Screw Machine Products and Allen Tool and Machine for many years.  Richard was a member of the Free and Accepted Mason Lodge. He will always be known for his honesty and wonderful sense of humor.  Richard will be missed.


Richard is the loving husband of the late Carolyn Sue Norris and Martha McArdle; cherished father of  Richard F (Vicki) Cobb of  Marengo, IA, Gerald D (Barb) Cobb of  Macomb, MI and the late Kenneth Cobb; Step-father of Gina (David) Sharnas, John (Deb) McArdle, Jim (Kahli) McArdle, and Daniel McArdle. dearest grandfather of Jacob Cobb, Joseph Cobb, Kenneth Cobb, David Cobb, Summer Cobb, Sarah Swisher, Paige Kearney, Jillian Kearney, Alexis Kearney, Jason Sharnas, Trevor Sharnas, Owen Sharnas, Samantha St Claire, Sean McArdle, Austin McArdle, Erin McArdle, Jacob McArdle, Aden and Nathan; beloved great grandfather of 7 and one on the way; and dear brother of the late Patsy and Janice.


Visitation will be held at Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home, 32814 Utica Road, Fraser, Michigan on Wednesday 4pm until the time of service at 7pm.  Private burial will take place in White Chapel Cemetery, Troy, MI. 

 

 

Roger Dale Anderson, age 80, of Marengo, Iowa lost his battle with cancer on March 14, 2018 surrounded by his wife and daughters. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Tuesday March 20, 2018 at 11:00 am at First Christian Church in Coralville. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Monday March 19, 2018 at Kloster Funeral Home in Marengo. Inurnment will occur at a later date. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.

He was born December 16, 1937 to Morris and Ertle (DeWinter) Anderson in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He had a long distinguished career as a Mechanical Engineer dedicating his brilliant mind to The University of Iowa in the Physics/Space program and Rockwell Collins.

Roger was an avid musician, playing with many different groups through the years. He had many interests including woodworking, building musical instruments, classic cars and tractors,  bird watching and a general love of nature. He served the community being on the Board of Adjustments and Gateway Park Committee.

Roger is survived by his wife, Carol DeHague Anderson and three daughters, Kim (Dan) Ewing of Fort Dodge, Iowa, Jennifer (Travis) Williams of Nora Springs, Iowa and Marissa (Bryan) Bral of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; five grandchildren, Breah Ewing, Drew Ewing, Jennica Etten, Zoey and Jaxson Williams; three sisters, Marilyn (John) Horvath of Elkhart, Indiana, Twila Buffington of Mebane, North Carolina, and Becky (Tom) Johnson of Mystic, Iowa; two brothers, Ronald (Norma) Anderson and David (Jeannie) Anderson both of Fort Dodge, Iowa; and many loving nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Roger was a kind, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and a brother-in-law Dan Buffington.

The family extends a special thank you to Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy for their extensive care and support during his final days.

 

 

 

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