Beverly Ann Geltz age, 62, of Anamosa, Iowa, passed away Saturday February 16, 2019 at her home.  Memorial Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 22, 2019 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Anamosa, with Pastor Rodney Bluml officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date at Riverside Cemetery, Anamosa. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday February 21, 2019 at the Lawrence Community Center, Anamosa. The family requests any memorial donations be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo is assisting the family with arrangements.

She is survived by her husband, Darrel; her children, Jason Geltz (Shelley) of Anamosa, Pamela Geltz (Adam) of Cedar Rapids, Rhonda Koppenhaver (Dan) of Monticello, Kim Geltz of Loveland, Colorado, Rod Geltz of Anamosa, Dawn Walker (Jeri) of Viola; 15 grandchildren, Trenton, Allie, Preston, Lillie, Tyson, Aurelia, Colson, Kolby, Ashley, Jacob Michael, Zach, Justin, Jeremy and Dylan; and five great-grandchildren, Ayden, Chloe, Krew, Grayce and Greyson. Also surviving, are her parents, Howard and Shirley Rettenmeier of Dyersville, four brothers, Dean of Cedar Rapids, Dale (Debi) of Hiawatha, Don (Pattie) of Sussex WI.,and Dave (Tara) of Quincy, IL; along with several nieces and nephews.

Beverly was preceded in death by grandparents, Vincent and Mercedes Ries, and Fred and Alvina Rettenmeier, and a niece and God-daughter, Staci.

Beverly Ann Rettenmeier Geltz was born March 20, 1956 in Dyersville, Iowa; the daughter of Howard and Shirley Ries Rettenmeier. She graduated from Dyersville-Beckman in 1974, and attended the College of Men’s Hairstyling, in Cedar Rapids.  She worked at the Styling Hutch in Cedar Rapids, then moved to Anamosa opening her own shop, "Shear Magic" which she operated for 40 years. Beverly and Darrel Geltz  were married on June 5, 1982 in Anamosa. In her free time, she enjoyed quilting, cross-stitching, baking, gardening and travel. She looked forward to trips with her friends. She especially enjoyed spoiling her grandkids.

The Geltz family would like to thank the staff of UIHC, Dubuque Manor Care, Unity Point in- home care and Hospice for the excellent care and compassion given to Bev during her illness. They especially thank the community of Anamosa for their loving support and friendship.







Evelyn Jean Hall age 87, of Brooklyn, passed away on Thursday February 14, 2019 at Brooklyn Community Estate. Per her wishes, private family services will be held. Burial will be in the Brooklyn Memorial Cemetery. Condolences and memorials may be directed to the family in c/o Kloster Funeral Home, P.O. Box 341, Brooklyn, Iowa 52211.

She is survived by her husband, Gerald; her son Blair and his wife Deana Hall of Brooklyn; a grandson, Neil Hall (Emmie Watters) also of Brooklyn; and Emmie’s children, Cayden, Gracie, and Hannah.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, and four brothers, Daryl, Melvin, Richard and Lloyd Hall.

Evelyn Jean Hall was born May 24, 1931 in rural Brooklyn, Iowa; the youngest of five children born to Roy and Pearl Montgomery Hall. She graduated from the Brooklyn High School with the Class of 1948 and married Gerald Hall on December 14, 1948 at the First Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn. Besides being a wife and mother, Evelyn worked at the Brooklyn Pharmacy and ASC office. She then went to work at the Poweshiek County Savings Bank for 37 years, serving as vice-president and eventually retiring in 1993. She enjoyed spending her time gardening, reading and taking care of her grandson, Neil as a child. She especially loved going to dances with Gerald.





Mildred Ballard, age 86 of Marengo, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on  Friday, February 15, 2019 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Watkins with Father Craig Steimel officiating.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Marengo. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, February 14, 2019, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, with a Rosary recited at 4 p.m.  A memorial fund has been established. 

Mildred is survived by her children Ronald (Wendy), Marengo, LeRoy Jr. (Linda), Blairstown, Tom (Kim), Marengo, Bill (Lori), Marengo, Marie LaGrange (Ken Steelman), Amana and Linda (Galen) Moser, Amana; 17 grandchildren, Julie (Craig) Siebels, Travis (Karla) LaGrange, Troy (Karen) LaGrange, Martin (Melissa) Ballard, Sarah (Brian) Heims, Angela (Jason) Kruse, Melissa (Shane) Unkel, Adam Ballard (Rachel), Terry (Jodi) Ballard, Amy Martin, Ashley Allen, Courtney (Kyle) Upah, Nathan (Stephanie) Ballard, Scott Ballard, Jeff Ballard, Tiffany (Drew) Kinzenbaw,  and Megan Moser; 39 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren; siblings Marian Benda, Alice Galvin, Roy and Roger Shramek, and Rosie Netolicky.  She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband LeRoy Ballard, Sr., a  grandson Nicholas Ballard, a granddaughter Christine Ballard, three brothers Edward Jr, Leonard and Ray Shramek.

Mildred was born April 20, 1932, in Swisher, the daughter of Edward Sr. and Eleanor Fisher Shramek. The third child of nine, she spent her childhood on the family farm and attended rural school in Swisher. She met LeRoy Ballard, Sr. at a dance in Swisher and they were married on October 30, 1951 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Marengo. They settled in rural Marengo, raised a family and farmed side by side for nearly 62 years until LeRoy’s death in 2013.   

Mildred loved working in her garden, planting flowers, cooking, canning and baking for her large family. Drawing from her Czech heritage, she also loved polka music. She lived to serve and her greatest joy came from taking care of her family. From tending to the animals in the earlier years, to making sure everyone in the fields stayed fed, she worked tirelessly to keep the farm running smoothly. She loved shopping on Sundays and going to the Kalona auctions.  She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Watkins.

The family would like to thank Courtney, Mildred’s granddaughter,  for making it possible for her to remain on the family farm, making sure all of her needs were met.  







Steven Ray Montague, age 67 of Amana, died Saturday, January 26, 2019, near his home.  A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held at Stonebridge Church, Cedar Rapids, on Friday, March 1, 2019 from 5 to 7 p.m., with a eulogy shared at the end of the evening by Pastor Robin Tyner.

Steve was born October 31, 1951 in Cedar Rapids, the son of Brown Montague and Aileen Belden Montague.  He received his education in the Norway schools, graduating from Norway High School in 1969. He attended auto repair school then worked as a self-employed truck driver, and later as a trucking dispatcher and instructor.  He was a lifelong resident of the Norway and Amana area.

Steve is survived by his children Brown (Valerie) Montague and Leigh (Tim) Moore of Cedar Rapids; a stepson Brian Shifflett of Sigourney; his sister Linda Copley of Mesquite, Nevada; two granddaughters, Shelby and Peyton; and step-grandson Alec Shifflett.  He was preceded in death by his wife Vickie Montague; his parents; and siblings David and Billie. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials and condolences may be directed to the family c/o Kloster Funeral Home, 298 W Washington St., Marengo, Iowa 52301.






Donald James Meyer, age 88, of Amana, died February 2, 2019, at the VA Hospital in Iowa City, where he received excellent care.  Funeral service will be held at 12:00 Noon, Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo.  Burial will be in the Marengo Cemetery with military honors.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m., until service time, Thursday, February 7, 2019, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo.  Memorials may be contributed to the Iowa City VA, c/o Voluntary Services, 601 Hwy 6 West, Iowa City, Iowa 52240.

Don was born January 11, 1931, in Iowa City, to John and Frances Coufal Meyer.  He grew up in Amana and graduated from Amana High School in 1948.  He married Dolores Ceynar December 9, 1952.  Don joined the Marines in 1949 and was called to serve in Korea in 1950, where he was wounded and received a purple heart.  He ended his service in 1952.

Don worked for the Amana Farm Department for 22 years, at Kraus Manufacturing in Walford for 15 years, and at Amana Refrigeration in the tool and dye department for 13 years.  Don enjoyed fishing, bird watching, working in his amazing garden, walking through the timber, basically anything outdoors, and his pets.

Don is survived by his wife of 66 years, Dolores Meyer; one daughter Patricia Meyer (Ron Ellison), of Ottumwa; a son-in-law Ben Lathrop of Oskaloosa; two grandchildren Colby Johnson, of Oskaloosa, and Kelsy Meyer, of France; a sister Dolores Lewis, of Wayland; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Charlotte Meyer, a brother Richard and two sisters Marie Ruegsegger and Ruth Ehrmann.






Rhonda Kay Carlo, age 67, of Williamsburg, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2019, at the English Valley Care Center.  Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon, Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, with Chaplain Mike Patterson officiating.  Burial will be in the Ladora Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m., until service time, Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo.  Memorials may be contributed in Rhonda’s name to the Safe Haven of Iowa County or Williamsburg Public Library.

Rhonda is survived by her two sons Aaron (Anne) Miller of Knoxville, TN and Ben (Rachel) Miller of Center Point; four grandchildren Emma Miller, of Knoxville, TN, Jeweleigh Ann, Gabby Grey Elise and Sabastian Dax, of Center Point; her parents Kenneth and Marcella Shaull; and three siblings Kenneth (Ica) Shaull, of North Liberty, Cheryl Shaull, of Newton and Stacy (John) Hlavacek, of Glenrock, WY.  She was preceded in death by her grandparents Dale and Bernice York and Alfred and Marie Shaull.

Rhonda Kay Shaull was born December 21, 1951, in Marengo, the daughter of Kenneth and Marcella York Shaull.  She received her education in Cedar Rapids and graduated in 1970 from J. F. Kennedy High School.  Rhonda attended Kirkwood Community College and received her degree in Dental Technology.  She worked at the University of Iowa for 15 years.  Rhonda enjoyed cooking, gardening, reading, watching t.v., shopping, talking on the phone and sharing recipes.





Maxine Matilda Burns, age 84, of Brooklyn, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family.  Funeral service:  10:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at Kloster Funeral Home, Brooklyn, with Rev. John Epperson officiating.  Burial will be at Kent Cemetery, rural Brooklyn.  Visitation:  4 to 7 p.m., with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at Kloster Funeral Home, Brooklyn.  A memorial fund has been established.

Maxine is survived by her children; Scott Edwards (Kat) of Chincoteague Island, VA; Kim Pfantz (Jeff) of Brooklyn, IA; daughters in law; Jeanie Edwards, of Victor, IA and Diane Edwards, of Burlington, NC; four step-children; Sue Weissinger (Allen) of Goodwell, OK, David Burns of Lowell, IN, Teri Neuhaus (Larry) of Hartwick, IA, and Laurie Burns-Buchanan of Los Angeles, CA; 13 grandchildren, Pati of Washington, Tammi and Penny of Iowa, Ben of Arizona, Ashley of North Carolina, Melissa of Iowa, Lynn, Ann and Bryan of Oklahoma, Jennifer, Austen and Andy of Indiana and Ryan of Iowa; and 13 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews throughout the country.  Also surviving is a sister Alice Cox of Cedar Rapids, IA. She was proceeded in death by her parents Russell and Alma Lucille Alden, two sons Marvin and Mike Edwards, a brother Howard Alden, a sister Norma Major, husband Norman, as well as 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Maxine Matilda Burns was born September 3, 1934 in rural Unionville, the daughter of Russell and Elma Swaim Alden.  Maxine attended school in Unionville, Udell and Centerville, IA and received her GED in the 1980’s.  Maxine married Harold F. Edwards in 1951 and had four children, later divorced and re-married to Norman Burns in November of 1978.

Maxine was a housewife and mother first.  She was the prime example of the Iowa farm raised lady.  She worked in various jobs before, during and after farming such as a waitress, cashier and grocery store clerk and others.  Maxine enjoyed gardening, canning, farming, harvesting bee products with Norm as well as other crafts.  Crocheting, knitting, canvas crafts are some that she enjoyed the most and some of which the tradition has passed to her grandchildren. Maxine enjoyed the outdoors, reading and playing cards as well.  During her life she lived in Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and Texas, with Iowa being the mainstay and long-term home for Norm and her.  She was 84 years old when she died and was accompanied by family in her home.






Donald Earl Niemeir age 83 of South Amana passed away Monday January 28, 2019 at his home. Per Don’s wishes there will be no services. Memorials and condolences may be directed to the family. Kloster Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

He is survived by his wife, Thelma; a daughter, Terry (Ron Parr) of South Amana, a son, Darrell of Afghanistan; three grandchildren, Kiley, Wade (Lindsay) and Colt (Mady), and his beloved cat Patches. He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters.

Donald was born on April 9, 1935 in Cedar Rapids Iowa the son of Frank and Esther Dodge Niemeir. He grew up in the Conroy and Williamsburg area, graduating from the Hilton High School in Conroy. Donald and Thelma Wehde were married on February 2, 1958 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. The couple lived in Homestead before moving to their farm  in South Amana. Donald worked for Amana Refrigeration for over 50 years and also farmed in South Amana. He enjoyed Oliver tractors, farm sales, horses and car shows. Donald taught all of his grandchildren to drive in his 1932 T-Bucket. He was a notorious practical joker.






Craig Allan Dains, age 64, of Marengo, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2019, at St. Luke’s Unity Point, Cedar Rapids.  Funeral service:  10:00 a.m., Friday, February 1, 2019, at the First Presbyterian Church, Marengo with Pastor Anni Thorn officiating.  Burial will be in the Marengo Cemetery.  Visitation:  3 to 7 p.m., Thursday, January 31, 2019, at First Presbyterian Church, Marengo.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Craig’s name. 

Craig is survived by his wife Terry; two children Brad (Shelby) Dains, of Adel and Brooke (Chad) Peska, of Marengo; six grandchildren Kaylin, Avery, Stella and Elias Dains, Layne and Carson Peska; his mother Janet; and a sister Debra (David) Hansen, of Marengo.  He is preceded in death by his father and three brothers Andrew, Daryl and David.

Craig was born October 1, 1954, in Marengo, the son of Vern and Janet Wickwire Dains.  He graduated from Iowa Valley High School.  Following high school, Craig was employed at Ratzel’s Furniture.  He was united in marriage to Terry Buser on October 2, 1976, at St. John’s Lutheran Church.  He was currently employed at Rockwell Collins.  Craig was a member of the Marengo Fire Department for 40 years.  He was the biggest story teller.  Craig enjoyed car shows and loved to travel, finding different restaurants along the way. 







Dorothy Louise DeGood, 96, of Middle Amana, passed away, Saturday, January 26, 2019, at Colonial Manor of Amana.  Funeral services will be at noon, Monday, January 28, 2019, at the Middle Amana Church, with Elder Kristie Yoder officiating.  Burial will be in the Middle Amana Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until noon, on Monday, January 28, 2019, at the Middle Amana Church.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be contributed to the Amana Church Society.  Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Dorothy is survived by her two daughters, Diane (Norman) Bennett, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and Marian Warren, of Livingston, Montana; four grandchildren Michelle (Matthew) McGuire, of Franklin, Tennessee, Allan Bennett, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee,  David (Bridget) Moore, of St. Louis, Missouri, and Shannon (Jeremy) Hindahl, of Collinsville, Illinois; three great grandchildren Benjamin McGuire, Linnea McGuire and Asher Hindahl.  She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph in 2001, her parents and a brother John Reihman.

Dorothy Reihman was born on May 12, 1922, in Middle Amana, the daughter of Emil and Mary Oehl Reihman.  She was graduated from the Amana High School with the class of 1939.  Dorothy married Ralph J. DeGood on December 14, 1941, in Lancaster, Missouri.  She worked for the Amana Society main office, the Woolen Mill, and the Post Office.  She also worked alongside her husband in his plumbing business.  Dorothy enjoyed cooking, gardening and keeping a clean home.  She considered her most important job being a homemaker.






Annette M. Meyer, age 68 of Marengo, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2019 at her home. Memorial Service 11:00 A.M.  Saturday, January 26, 2019, Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo with Rev. Lisa Crow officiating.  Inurnment will be at a later date.  The family will receive friends after 10:00 A.M. on Saturday until the service time. A memorial fund has been established.

Annette is survived by her son Edward Lewis Meyer, Jr. (Kristine Tomash) of Iowa City; her sister Trudy Cunningham (Carl) of Hannibal, MO; and three brothers, Glenn Seeley Jr. (Linda), Darcie Seeley (Cindy), all of Anamosa, and Chris Seeley of Hannibal; along with nieces and nephews, and a sister-in-law, Diane Seeley.

Annette was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a brother Leslie Seeley, and two brothers in infancy.

Annette Madaline Seeley Meyer was born January 26, 1950 in Viola, Iowa, the daughter of Glenn and Ruth Boots Seeley, Sr.  She attended Anamosa High School with the Class of 1968, and married Edward Lewis Meyer on October 8, 1969. The couple were blessed with one son, Edward Jr. They moved to Conroy, and eventually settled in Marengo.

Annette babysat and cared for many children throughout her working years. She was an animal lover and especially loved cats. She has been a big Elvis fan since her early years and had an extensive Elvis collection.  Annette was a very loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend. She was loved and will be missed by those who knew her.





Delmar C. Ford, age 91, of Brooklyn, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2019, under hospice care at the Grinnell Regional Medical Center.  Funeral service: 10:30 a.m., Monday, January 21, 2019, at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Malcom, with Pastor Catherine Burroughs officiating.  Burial will be in the Brooklyn Memorial Cemetery.  Visitation:  4 to 7 p.m., Sunday, January 20, 2019, at Kloster Funeral Home, Brooklyn.  Memorial funds can be contributed to Trinity Lutheran Church or Camp Courageous in Monticello.

Delmar is survived by his wife Arlene of 65 years; four children Larry (Denise) Ford, Loren (Sharon) Ford, Hank (Sherry) Ford, Susie (Daryl) Brau; six grandchildren Chris (Jenna) Ford, Nicki (Andy) Miller, Stefanie and Elliot Ford, Danny and Scott Brau; four great grandchildren Tatum and Korbin Ford, Riley and Addisyn Miller; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his siblings Verna Fry, Mary Ott, Harold Ford, Virginia McCabe, Rita Peabody, Nora DiFelice, Wilma Clausen, and Jean Saunders, and two great grandchildren Hayden and Carter Miller.

Delmar was born September 4, 1927, on the farm northeast of Kalona, the son of Lester and Loretta Michael Ford.  He went to grade school in Luzerne and graduated from Brooklyn High School in 1946.  Delmar and his brother Harold worked at two local implement dealers as mechanics.  Following Harold’s passing, Delmar became a self-employed farmer, farm machinery mechanic and lawn mower dealer.  He served on ASCS County Committee for several terms.  He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and served on the Church Council.  Delmar was also a former member of the Brooklyn Fire Department.  He was a great high school athlete and enjoyed family gatherings and restoring old tractors.  Delmar participated in over 20 WHO Tractor Rides. 




Danny Lee Hubbell, age 54, of Brooklyn, passed away, Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at his home.  Funeral services:  10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at Kloster Funeral Home, Brooklyn.  Burial will be in the Community Cemetery, rural Deep River.  Visitation:  5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at Kloster Funeral Home, Brooklyn.  Memorials made be contributed to the K-9 Search and Rescue Unit, in Montezuma.

Danny was survived by his mother Carol; two sisters Cindy (Jeff) Wade, of North English and Theresa (Dave) Slaymaker, of Brooklyn; five nieces Nicole, Amber, Cheryl, Hilary and Shaylee; a nephew Shane; seven great nieces and nephews; numerous other relatives and friends; and his beloved dogs.  He was preceded in death by his father Albert, step-father Vernon, and his paternal and maternal grandparents.

Danny was born July 21, 1964, in Marengo, Iowa, the son of Albert and Carol Bair Hubbell.  He grew up in the Guernsey and Brooklyn area.  Danny graduated in 1983 from BGM High School.  He worked at Brooklyn Grocery, Star Inn Gas Station, Amana Refrigeration, and was currently working at Montezuma Manufacturing for 25 years.  Danny enjoyed stain glass artwork, and watching Si-Fi movies.  He especially loved his dogs and visiting with family and friends. 



Mary Pat Kahler, age 81, of Williamsburg, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2019 at her home, in Williamsburg. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held Friday, January 18th, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the United Methodist Church in Williamsburg. A memorial fund has been established. Kloster Funeral Home is providing the family with cremation and burial services.

Mary Patricia Kahler was born on September 10th, 1937, in Williamsburg, IA to parents Robert and Lucille (Sierck) Beilstein.  She graduated Williamsburg High School in 1955 and married Donald Kahler on July 12th, 1958, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Williamsburg. They were blessed with two children: Timothy Joseph and Patricia Marie.

Mary attended Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, IA, and worked as an administrative assistant for several years until she decided to dedicate her life to helping others.  Humbled and enlightened by her own recovery, Mary served as a substance abuse counselor helping countless people on their journey to recovery.   She started as a counselor at MECCA in Marengo and Anamosa, IA, before moving to Arizona where she took a position at Meadows Treatment & Rehabilitation Center in Wickenburg.

Following nearly two decades as a counselor, Mary returned to Iowa and continued her selfless service to others.  She took a position as a Supported Living Supervisor with Systems Unlimited, Inc., where for over twenty years she provided daily living support delivered with love and compassion to adults with developmental disabilities.

Mary’s professional life was rooted in service to others, but if asked about her greatest purpose, she would undoubtedly answer – helping raise and love her three remarkable granddaughters to be the people they are today.  Mary adored her family, loved to spoil her children, grandchildren, and over the past seven years; her great grandchildren.  She loved being on the beach where some of her favorite memories involved visiting Tim in California.  Keeping up with products on QVC, trips to the casino with her daughter Patty and great friend Patty Parker, and cheering on her Iowa Hawkeyes every Saturday are a few of her favorite past times.  Always a small-town person at heart, anyone around Williamsburg could identify Mary from a mile away in her tan Chevy Citation, stopping at Fast Stop for her Salem Ultra Lite 100s.  She recently enjoyed reconnecting with her childhood friend Mary Ellen (Cash) Montross. 

A warm and gentle person, Mary’s empathy and compassion for everyone are qualities of hers to be celebrated and shared.  She lived a life of wondrous grace – accepting all for who they are, dedicating herself to others, and always reminding us of God’s plan and life’s most precious meanings.

Mary Pat is preceded in death by her parents Robert and Lucille, her nephew Bradley Beilstein, and special friends Patty Parker and Bill Schwartz.

She is survived by her children Timothy Kahler (North Hollywood, CA) and Patricia Meade (Williamsburg, IA); her three granddaughters, Laura Cortese (Vic - Philadelphia, PA), Sara Meade (Gabe Decker - Williamsburg, IA), and Emily Meade (Cedar Rapids); her three great-grandsons, Landon, Grant, and Luke; two brothers Robert (Linda) Beilstein (Fort Mill, SC), and Michael Beilstein (Iowa City, IA); nieces and nephews: Jennifer Scagnoli (Tom), Blake Beilstein (Sara), and Lance Beilstein; her guys Duane Jones, Gary Ruegsegger, and Bob Blaha ; and dear friends Mary (Parker) Bronemann and Humphrey Mwangi.



William Ledvina, age 90, died Friday, January 11, 2019 at Compass Memorial Health Center, in Marengo. Funeral Services: 1:30 P.M. Tuesday, January 15, 2019, Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo. Burial will be in the  Marengo Cemetery with military honors.  Visitation will be from 12:30 – 1:30 P.M. on Tuesday, prior to the service. A memorial fund has been established.

He is survived by his children, Kenneth and Brenda, both of Marengo; three brothers, Stanley, Gene and Richard, and two sisters Mary Ann and Charlene; along with numerous nieces and nephews.   He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Nada in 2003, a sister Esther and a brother Ed.

William was born February 5, 1928 in Belle Plaine, Iowa, the son of Charles Joseph Ledvina and Agnes Herik Ledvina. William attended the Irving schools. He served in the U.S. Army from 1950-52 during the Korean Conflict, stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. William and Nada Rasmussen were married in 1952 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. The couple made their home near Elberon. William farmed for many years, worked for Solar Homes in Marengo, the elevator in Garwin, and the Amana Woolen Mill. He also helped on a dairy farm for a few years. 

He enjoyed going for walks and spending time with his family. William especially loved a “good meal”. 




Dwain A. (Curly) Wolter, Jr., age 57, of South Amana, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at Colonial Manor in Amana.  Funeral Service:  10:30 a.m., January 14, 2019, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Homestead, with Pastor Zachary Voss officiating.  Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Homestead.  Visitation:  2 to 5 P.M., Sunday, January 13, 2019, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Homestead.  A memorial fund has been established in Dwain’s name.  Kloster Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Dwain is survived by his parents; a daughter Amber; two brothers Greg (Audry) and Mark, of South Amana; three nieces Eleanor, Josie and Paige; and a nephew Wyatt.  He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents. 

Dwain was born June 26, 1961, in Cedar Rapids, the son of Dwain Sr. and Carolyn Zabloudil Wolter.  He attended the Lutheran Interparish School, Williamsburg and graduated from Williamsburg High School in 1979.  After graduation, Curly was employed at Meyers Feed/Elevator and Hawkeye Foods.  He moved to Tennessee and worked at Kel San for 14 years.  He enjoyed driving truck and seeing the country.  Curly liked baseball and playing cards, and loved the Oakland Raiders and Iowa Hawkeyes. 





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