Penny M. Hardersen, age 56, of Marengo, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2019, surrounded by her loving family, after a long courageous battle with MS. Funeral service: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 28, 2019 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Marengo with Rev. Andrew Gray officiating.  Burial will be in the Marengo Cemetery. Visitation: 4-7 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

Penny is survived by her children, Justin Hardersen (Brittnee), Haley Voigtman (Keith), four grandchildren; Hunter and Blakely Hardersen, Tatum and Andyn Voigtman, her mother, Shirley Hofmaster (Gerald),  a sister Debbie Sherman (Dale),   a brother Sam Sykes (Tina), two step-sisters Kim Fordice (Dale) and Pam Luther (Brad), and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father Charles Sykes in 2008.

Penny Marie Hardersen was born August 6, 1962, in Marengo, Iowa the daughter of Charles and Shirley Titus Sykes. She attended the Amana High School, graduating with the class of 1981. She attended Kirkwood Community College where she received her Certified Nursing Assistant certification.  She was united in marriage to Roger Hardersen in 1985, the couple later divorced. Penny worked at Colonial Manor of Amana, as a CNA for many years then went on to work as a unit secretary for Grinnell Regional Medical Center.  Penny loved  spending time outdoors, fishing and hunting and attending demo derbys. But most of all she loved her family, including her grandchildren, friends and dogs.      

 

 

Bruce Alan Petrzelka and Virginia Kae Petrzelka left their earthly home to spend eternity with their Savior after a motorcycle accident in Sarasota County, FL on March 15, 2019. Visitation will be on Friday, March 22, 2019, at Cedar Hills Community Church, 6455 E Ave NW, Cedar Rapids, IA from 4-8 PM.  The funeral service will be on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 10 AM. Burial will be in the Linwood Cemetery, rural Norway.

They are survived by three sons, Matthew (Kaitlyn), Nathan and Adam (Abby), and one daughter, Sara.  They are also survived by their infant granddaughter, Willow Cleo Petrzelka.  Bruce is survived by three sisters, Denise (Gary) Ellis, Deb (Lyle) Henderson and Tami (Ron) Wagner.  Virginia is survived by her mother, Ruth Schutterle, brothers, Fred and Ron (Terry) Parr, and sisters, Marj (Greg) Becker, Darlene Parr, and Marilyn (Carl) Gerhold and step-sister, Melanne (Dick) Miller.   They are also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.  Bruce was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Shana Petrzelka.  Virginia was preceded in death by her father, step-father, Melvin Schutterle, and brother, Donald Parr.


Bruce was born August 7, 1959, in Cedar Rapids, IA to Dwayne & Cleo Petrzelka.  He graduated from Amana Community School in 1978.  Bruce worked at the Amana Sawmill, Chapman Logging Company, Gene Larson, Inc., Gordon Sevig Construction, Wendler Engineering, and drove school bus for Benton Community Schools, as well as farming. Virginia was born November 8, 1962, in Cedar Rapids, IA to William & Ruth Parr.  She graduated from Norway Community School in 1981 and worked at Colonial Manor in Amana, South Slope Telephone Company, UPS, Norwex, and drove school bus for Benton Community Schools. 


Bruce & Virginia were married April 12, 1986, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Norway, IA and lived in the Norway area for their entire married life.  They loved being with their children & families, traveling, boating, motorcycling, auto racing, camping, and spending time at the farm.  Virginia was very active in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program and loved documenting their family life through photography.  Together with their sons, they started their family business, Petrzelka Dirtworks.  Family, friends and faith were the cornerstones of their lives.

 

 

 

 

Jean Susan Shima, age 57 of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Marengo, passed away Friday evening, March 15, 2019 at ManorCare in Cedar Rapids.  Funeral Mass:  10:30 A.M. Thursday, March 21, 2019, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Marengo with Fr. David Wilkening officiating.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Marengo. The family will receive friends from 9:30-10:30 Thursday at the church, prior to the service. Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo is assisting the family with arrangements.

Jean is survived by her father, Edward Shima of Marengo; a sister Ann Petrzelka of Iowa City; three brothers, Lamar Shima (Tammy) of Ellisville, MS, Mark Shima (Dr. Robin Boineau) of Washington, D.C., and Tom Shima of Washington, D.C.; along with several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother in 2007 and a brother Peter in 1974.

Jean was born August 19, 1961 in Marengo, Iowa, the daughter of Edward and Nell Neill Shima. She graduated from Iowa Valley High School with the Class of 1979.  Jean attended the University of Iowa and Mount Mercy College. She was an artistic and very talented individual, who displayed a strong persistence in attaining her goals.  She became ill early in her adult life and lived under nursing care for over 30 years, most recently at ManorCare in Cedar Rapids. Jean was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Marengo.

 

 

 

Norma Eloida Allen, age 96, of Newton, formerly of Brooklyn, passed away peacefully in her home at Newton Village.  Wednesday, March 13, 2019.  Funeral service:  10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at Grace United Methodist Church with Pastor Joyce Proctor and Pastor Bob Spilger officiating.  Burial will be in the Brooklyn Memorial Cemetery.  Visitation:  5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at Kloster Funeral Home, Brooklyn.  A memorial fund has been established in Norma’s name. 

Norma is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 67 years, Bill; her parents; a sister and brother-in-law Miriam and Robert Little; a brother Larry Dayton; ; and two great nephews Chris Jermier and Trevor Hammer. She is survived by a sister-in-law Anna Grace Dayton, of Mason City; special great and great-great nieces Erin Yeager (Dustin Aalbers) and Hannah Yeager, of Newton; nieces and nephews Becky (Richard) Hammer, of Newton, Brenda (Dave) Jermier, of Dallas Center, Keith (Kelly) Little, of Ponca, MS, Steve (LaVerne) Dayton, of Arroyo Grande, CA, Robing (Ron) Miller, of Mason City, Gaylon (Janet) Dayton, of Clive, Carol (Pat) Croke, of Forrest Grove, OR, Eva Heller, of Denver, CO, Richard (Leila) Allen, of Staples, MN, Helen Rigs, of Staples, MN, Charlotte Guse, of Eagle Bend, MN, and Elsie Riggs, of Coon Rapids, MN, and many, many, great and great-great nieces and nephews. 

Norma Eloida Dayton, was born February 10, 1923, in Grinnell, the daughter of Freeman and Grace Ostrom Dayton.  She graduated from Brooklyn High School in 1941, and later received her teaching certificate.  Norma married Earl “Bill” William Allen on December 12, 1944 in Brooklyn.  The couple were dairy farmers in the Montezuma area.  In 2008, Norma and Bill moved to Brooklyn until 2014.  She then moved to Newton to be closer to family.  Norma was involved with the Willing Workers Club, Women’s Society of Monte and Brooklyn, and the Lingering Long Club.  She enjoyed gardening, cooking for the farmers in the field, and baking, especially her famous apple and chocolate pie.   Norma was well known for cereal bars, as family would fight over them at gatherings.

 

 

 

 

Marvin Duane Slaymaker, age 82 of Marengo, Iowa passed away at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics on Friday March 8, 2019.  Visitation will be from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at the First United Methodist Church, Marengo.  Funeral Service will be at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church, Marengo, with Rev. Lisa Crow officiating.  Inurnment will be at the Koszta Cemetery at a later date.  A memorial fund has been established.

Marvin Duane Slaymaker was born on October 19, 1936 in Koszta, Iowa, the son of McClellan and Katherine ‘Arlene’ Hartz Slaymaker.   He graduated from Marengo High School in 1954. He was united in marriage to Jane Chekal in October 17, 1956. Later they would divorce.  He worked most his life at the local Me Too Grocery Store as a manager until it closed and later at the Marengo Publishing Company until retiring.  In his free time, he loved to take long driving vacations, fishing, doing crossword puzzles and putting jigsaw puzzles together.  He especially enjoyed making the grab bag gifts for the family at Christmas time.

He is survived by his children, Pam (Ray) Thys of Marion, Mark Slaymaker of Marengo, Paul (Lorie) Slaymaker of Tiffin, Michael Slaymaker (George Bridges) of Orlando FL; 4 grandchildren, Emily (AJ) Ohde, Phoenix, AZ, Greg (Amanda) Thys, Lisbon, Dan (Melissa) Slaymaker, Oxford and Adam Slaymaker, Webster City; and 5 great-grandchildren, Jacob Ohde, August Thys, Claire, Allison  and Joseph Slaymaker.  Also surviving is the mother of his children Jane Slaymaker, Iowa City.  Marvin was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Don, Melvin, Dean, and Richard in infancy.


The Slaymaker family would like to thank Mike Achenbach for all his help and friendship to our father.

 

 

 

Ronald Charles Kriegel, age 68 of Johnston, passed away Friday March 8, 2019. Mass of Christian Burial: 11:00 a.m., Monday March 11, 2019 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Brooklyn with Father Corey Close officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Brooklyn at a later date. Visitation: 4-6 p.m., Sunday March 10, 2019 at Kloster Funeral Home, Brooklyn with a scripture reading at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be contributed to the Poweshiek County Honor Flight.

Ron is survived by his mother Kathleen; four siblings, John Kriegel, Bev (Ken) Rubner, Patty (Merle) Hall, Chris Zimmerman (Ron Berger); a longtime special companion, Donna Loux; many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Gerald in 2002, his brother Stephen, in infancy, and a great nephew Alex Slaymaker.

Ron was born November 26, 1950, in Grinnell, the son of Gerald and Kathleen Niner Kriegel. He graduated from HLV in 1969 and received his associate’s degree in retail management from Kirkwood in 1971.  Ron went on to work numerous jobs in regional and general management finishing lastly at Fresh Time Market in Des Moines. He was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters. Ron enjoyed family and vacationing, loved to play cards and always had a knack for winning. Ron had a special trait of bringing love, laughter and making people feel very important. He will be dearly missed by many.

 

 

Marilyn J. Sanders “Muggs”, age 69, of Grinnell, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at Compass Memorial Hospital.  A Celebration of Life will be held from 2 to 6 p.m., Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the Grinnell Eagles Club, 616 Fourth Avenue, Grinnell, Iowa, 50112.

Marilyn is survived by her mother Phyllis; a daughter Jodi Bacon; two grandchildren Allica and Dylan Bacon; sister and brother-in-law Barb and Jim Howar; several nieces, nephews and many friends she called family.  She is preceded in death by her father Orville and a brother David. 

Marilyn graduated from Tri-County High School in 1968 and retired from Donaldson Company in Grinnell after 38 years.  She had been a dedicated member of the Grinnell Local UAW 1201, the Gilman Red Hat Society and the Grinnell Eagles Auxiliary 2545.  Marilyn will be greatly missed. 

Marilyn was blessed to spend her last months being cared for by Jodi and living closer to Allica and Dylan.  A million thanks to “Team Marilyn” for their love and time:  Linda, Rose, Cindy, Sue, Carol, Leslie, Crayola, Mary Jo, Woody, Heather, Nilda, Stephanie, Jim and Barb.

 

 

 

 

 

George Charles Wyant, age 86, of North English, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the English Valley Care Center. Funeral services 12:00 Noon, Wednesday March 6, 2019 at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo. Family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Wednesday March 6, at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Zion Cemetery, rural Ladora. Military Honors will be conducted. A memorial fund has been established.  

George is survived by his sisters, Iva Glandon and Beulah Lortz, both of North English; 27 nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Elmer and Henry Wyant, a niece, a nephew, a great-niece and a great-nephew.

George Charles Wyant was born December 14, 1932, in North English, Iowa, the son of Bruce and Martha Haman Wyant. He attended North English High School before enlisting in the U.S. Army, serving 1953-1955, being stationed in Korea. George worked as a refrigeration tech at Amana Refrigeration,  a mechanic in South English, five years with The Hiway Equipment Company, and five years with Midwest Metal Products as a welder, working on the Palo Nuclear Energy Plant, a project he was very proud of. George found many items useful. He was the go to fix-it man and loved to tinker on engines, furnaces and appliances. He was very skillful and an expert in many areas. He was a lifelong resident of North English and an avid Hawkeye Fan.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Jean M. Riepe, of Ankeny, formerly a long time resident of Marengo, passed away peacefully at Kavanagh Hospice House in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday evening, February 22, 2019 with her two daughters by her side.  She was 92 years old.  Funeral Services:  Noon, Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo with Dan Andrews  officiating.  Burial will be in the Marengo Cemetery.  Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m., until service time, Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo.  A memorial fund has been established.

Jean is survived by her two daughters Kimm Peterson, of Ankeny and Cheryl (Larry) Koenig, of Bondurant; four grandchildren Nathan (Carrie) Koenig, of Ankeny, Jeret (Caroline) Koenig, of Indianola, Mandy (John) VanZandt, of Mason City, Nebraska and Amber (Joe) Book, of Ankeny; 18 great grandchildren with one more due in April, Jakin, Aubrey, Slade, Eliana, Bailey, Hunter, Aveyah, Sally, Lillian, Jeriah, Finn, Benjamin, Titus, Jeshua, Samuel, Zane, Lydia, Daniel; two sisters-in-law Cleo McKim and Sally McKim; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers.

Jean McKim was born July 25, 1926, at home on the farm outside of Mt. Union, Iowa, the daughter of Milo and Eula McKim.  She was one girl amongst three ornery brothers, Robert, Richard and Roger.  Jean graduated from Mt. Union High School in  1943 at the age of 16.  She later went to Radio School in Kansas City, Missouri and got a job with Delta Airlines in Atlanta, Georgia.  Later jobs included banking, Amana Refrigeration, cashier and farming.  She bought a farm at age 47 doing the farming herself and raising cattle.  Jean was an avid St. Louis Cardinal and Iowa Hawkeye fan.  Her interests included music, reading, woodworking, golf, traveling, embroidery, playing cards, collecting coins, stamps and nutcrackers and especially spending time with her family. She was a longtime member of the Victor Baptist Church.

 

 

Esther Marie Uden, age 80, passed away Friday, February 22, 2019 at Compass Memorial Hospital in Marengo.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Marengo, with Pastor Andrew Gray officiating.  Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Earlville. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m., Monday, February 25, 2019, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo.  A memorial fund has been established.                                                       

Esther is survived by her four children Joel (Deb) Uden, of Coralville, Cheryl (Kevin) Zumbach, of Dubuque, Julie Engelken, of Des Moines, and Jeff (Nancy) Uden, of Hudson; 11 grandchildren Alan (Jessie) Zirtzman, Amy Zirtzman (Josh Cole), Megan Uden, Jenna Uden, Carrie (Ryan) Frasher, Sarah Wolf (Tom Wilson), Brian (Lindsay) Wolf, Josh Engelken, Gabrielle Engelken, Justi (Sam) Folladori, and Trey Uden (Molly Dvorak); 13 great grandchildren; a brother Kenneth (Janet) Stock; and a sister Myra (Keith) Taylor.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband James, a daughter Sandra Zirtzman, a great granddaughter Sophie, a sister Cathryn, and a brother David.

Esther Marie Stock Uden was born August 22, 1938, in Cherokee, the daughter of Rev. William and Lillian (Hacker) Stock.  She graduated from Coon Rapids High School in 1956.  On June 16, 1957, she married James Uden and had five children while residing in Des Moines.  In 1967 they moved their family to Earlville, Iowa.  Esther was the school secretary at Earlville Elementary for seven years before leaving to help run the Mar-Jo Motel in Earlville with her husband.  The couple moved back to Des Moines, where Esther spent 20 years working for EDS, retiring in 2008.  After retirement, Esther and Jim moved to Marengo, where she was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and was an honorary member of St. John’s Ladies Aid.  Esther loved her family very much and enjoyed attending all family events.  She also enjoyed card club, reading, coloring, crossword puzzles, and playing scrabble and other games on her kindle.  She was an Iowa Hawkeye fan and loved watching football and basketball games. 

 

 

 

 

Doris Ilene Barker, age 95, of Brooklyn, passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at the Brooklyn Community Estate, after a long illness.  Funeral service:  2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 23, 2019, at Kloster Funeral Home, Brooklyn.  Burial will be in the Brooklyn Memorial Cemetery.  Visitation:  1:00 p.m., until service time, Saturday, February 23, 2019, at Kloster Funeral Home, Brooklyn.  A memorial fund has been established in Doris’s name. 

Doris is survived by her daughter Marsha Ann (Gary) Hash; three grandsons Jeremy David Hendrickson, Brooklyn, Chris Lee Hash, Brooklyn, and Aaron Wayne Meyer, Joplin, Missouri; a granddaughter Sara Lee Meyer, Joplin, Missouri; two great-granddaughters Willa Faye-Ann Hendrickson, of Brooklyn, and Brooklyn Elizabeth Meyer, Joplin, Missouri; a great grandson Peyton Cole Meyer, Joplin, Missouri; and also, with a special place in her heart, Vanessa Coffey, Brooklyn, Amy Holland, Brooklyn, Gaige Holland, Brooklyn, Kylee Holland, Brooklyn and Kayleigh Holland, Brooklyn.  She was preceded in death by her husband Emery Barker, her parents, two brothers Ocie and Woodrow Wools, a sister Nora Goodman, a brother-in-law Robert Goodman, two sisters-in-law Nina and Rebecca Wools and two nephews Gary Wools and Kenneth Goodman. 

Doris Ilene Barker was born April 28, 1923, in Linton, Indiana, the daughter of Rinaldo and Vianna Wools.  She grew up in Dugger, Indiana, and after her high school graduation, she moved with her family to northeast Indiana, to look for work.  While there, she met Emery Eugene Barker.  They were united in marriage in Henderson, Kentucky on December 3, 1947, and made their home in Griffith, Indiana.  Doris worked for a time at Smith Victor, in Griffith, until 1953, when they adopted a baby, Marsha Ann.  She kept busy being a fulltime mother and was an avid gardener, seamstress, knitter and crochet expert.  Doris belonged to the First Christian Church in Griffith, Indiana, and was very active in teaching and youth leadership roles, as well as a choir member.  In 2010, she and her husband moved to Brooklyn to be closer to family.  Her family was her focus and remained that most of her life.

A very special thank you to the staff at Brooklyn Community Estate for the many years of loving care they gave Doris. 

 

 

 

Margaret Ann Schumacher, age 84 of Marengo, passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at Rose Haven Nursing Home, in Marengo. Memorial Service: 10:00 A.M.  Saturday, February 23, 2019, First Presbyterian Church, Marengo, with Rev. Anni Thorn officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date at Bishop Cemetery, rural Marengo. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 P.M. Friday, February 22, 2019 at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo. Memorials may be contributed to the Bishop Cemetery Association in her name.

Margaret is survived by two sons, Donald “Ray” (Carol), and Doug (Kari); three daughters, Sheryl Semler (Gordon), Ruth Fiser (Delbert) and Susan Carlson (Daniel); nine grandchildren, Jason Semler, Nathan Fiser, Jon Fiser, Amelia Schumacher, Harley Schumacher, Amy Roach, April Arp, Katelyn Wolter, and Kameryn Warren; and 14 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her mother, her father, her step-father and her husband Don.

Margaret Ann Wesley was born May 30, 1934 in Dardnell, AR, the daughter of Hobert Wesley and Amelia Brabec Wesley. Her father died when she was very young, so she was very close to her step-father Frank Posekany. The family moved to Iowa when Margaret was 10. She attended the Chelsea area schools and graduated from Chelsea High School with the Class of 1953. She played basketball during her high school years. Margaret and Donald L. Schumacher were married on June 5, 1955. The couple lived in Belle Plaine for a short time, but spent the majority of their married life in Marengo, where she worked for the Iowa County Newspapers, including 30 years with the Pioneer Republican. She served on the Iowa County Fair Board and was involved with the 4-H program. Margaret had numerous hobbies, including photography, crafts, antiques, and sewing. She and Don loved attending the Iowa women’s basketball games. They were proud of their accomplishment of attending at least one game at every one of the Big Ten arenas.

 

 

Beverly Ann Geltz age, 62, of Anamosa, Iowa, passed away at her home surrounded by loved ones, on Saturday February 16, 2019.  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.

 

 

 

 

 

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