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. 




Alvin F. Mouchka, age 85 of Marengo, died Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Rose Haven Nursing Home, Marengo. Funeral Services: 1:30 P.M. Thursday, January 10, 2019, Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo with Robert Dugger officiating. Burial will be in the Hala Cemetery, rural Swisher, Iowa, with Military Honors. Friends may call after 12:30 P.M. Thursday until service time at the funeral home. Memorials may be contributed to Rose Haven Nursing Home in his name.

Alvin is survived by his sister, Rose Kasparek of Solon and eleven nieces and nephews.   He was preceded in death by his parents and eight siblings, Ben, Agnes, Irene, Adeline, Elmer, Franklin, Mable and Laverne.

Alvin Franklin Mouchka was born May 30, 1933 in Amana, Iowa, the son of Joe H. Mouchka and Sophie Ludvicek Mouchka.   He graduated from the Amana High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked for the Amana Society Farms for many years.

Alvin was a member of the Cedar Rapids Moose Lodge #304, the Williamsburg VFW #8797 and the American Legion Post 76. He was a big Hawkeye fan,  both for football and basketball. He liked animals and enjoyed attending exotic animal sales at the Kalona Sales Barn. He enjoyed farm and rummage sales.

The family would like to thank Rose Haven Nursing Home staff and Care Initiatives Hospice for the excellent and compassionate care given to Alvin over the years.



Irmtraud Moeller age 87 of Amana, died Sunday January 6, 2019 at Colonial Manor of Amana, with her family by her side. Graveside Service: 11:00 am Saturday January 12, 2019, at the Middle Amana Cemetery with Elder Emilie Hoppe officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00- 11:00 am at the Middle Amana Church prior to the graveside service. Memorials may be contributed to Alzheimers research or Safe Haven of Iowa County. Kloster Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.  

Irmtraud is survived by her daughter Angelika (Doug) Bryson; two grandchildren Gina Glandorf (Travis) and Levi Bryson; a great-grandchild David Bryson; two brothers Jurgen Meissner and Fred Meissner; two sisters Erna Beug and Anita Kemp; and a sister-in-law Gerda Graesser, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Helmut a daughter Monika at birth and a sister at a very young age.

Irmtraud Moeller was born September 9, 1931, in Rhede Westphalia, Germany, the daughter of Conrad and Wilhelmina Bude Meissner. She grew up in Germany where she attended school and later worked on various farms. On one farm she cleaned for a woman who was handicapped and in a wheelchair. She shared with her daughter, Angelika that she would have loved to have gone to nursing school, but the finances just were not there. She was the eldest of five and took care of her siblings as well. Irmtraud was united in marriage to Helmut Moeller on July 24, 1954 in Germany.

In October of 1962, she and Helmut, along with their 1 year old daughter Angelika came to the United States to live. They resided in Williamsburg where they lived with Helmut’s sister Gerda Graesser and her family. From there they then moved to the Amanas. Irmtraud worked at the Amana Woolen Mill until it closed, then went to work for the Amana Furniture Shop until she retired in 2004.

She loved being around her family and spending time with her friends. She enjoyed cooking and keeping her house clean. Her hobbies were gardening, working outdoors, crocheting, reading, water aerobics, and taking walks. She enjoyed camping and sitting around the campfire, also taking vacations. Irmtraud so enjoyed watching her grandchildren with their various sports and band activities. She made it to most all of them, no matter what the weather was.

In her later years she had a hunger to know more about her loving Savior and had many of her questions answered. This led her to having the Savior come live in her heart forever and continue to grow in God’s wisdom and knowledge.

The family wishes to thank the  great staff at Colonial Manor and Essence of Life Hospice, for the wonderful care given to Mama/Oma these past 6 years.





Douglas Simon Schlabach, age 61 of Oxford, passed away after battling cancer. He died at his home on Saturday, January 5, 2019. Per his wishes, there will be no services. There will be a Celebration of Life Gathering from 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the Harvest Baptist Church in Williamsburg. Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo is assisting with arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Marquita of Oxford; a daughter Dessirae Garcia Dolezal of Oxford; his mother, Joyce Schlabach of Colorado Springs, CO; a brother, William R. Schlabach (Lisa) of Marengo; two sisters, Christine O’Maley of Colorado Springs, and Mary Lavonne Linnell of Kalona; along with several nieces and nephews that he adored.

He was preceded in death by his father Alvin Ray, and several aunts and uncles.

Douglas Simon Schlabach was born December 27, 1957 in Parnell, Iowa, the son of Alvin Ray Schlabach and Joyce D. Stutzman Schlabach. He graduated from Williamsburg High School with the Class of 1977, and went on to trade school in Arizona.  Doug was a truck driver for J and J Cattle in Marengo and also did automotive welding. He and Marquita T. Garcia were married on July 12, 1997 at Kent Park, near Iowa City.

Douglas enjoyed working on his Jeeps and reading all he could on the car make. He also was a history buff, reading about and visiting many historical sites, especially Indian history. He liked to go fishing, collecting old cigarette lighters, and spending time with his buddies.




Harry E. Ehrman, age 100, of Amana, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Colonial Manor of Amana. Funeral Services; 10:00 am Wednesday January 9, 2019, Middle Amana Church with Elder Betsy Momany officiating. Burial with military honors at the South Amana Cemetery. Visitation: 3-6 pm Tuesday January 8, 2019 at the Middle Amana Church. Memorials may be contributed to the charity of the donor’s choice. Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo is assisting the family with arrangements.   

Harry is survived by a daughter Pamela (William) Daws of West Burlington; a daughter-in-law Rachel Ehrman of South Amana; five grandchildren Dustin (Tracy) Ehrman, Molly (Rob) Kephart, Erin (Joel) Schaefer, Rebecca (Mark Allen) Boscaljon and Emily (Ryan) Wright; nine great-grandchildren Willa and Edgar Kephart, Aliese, Jack and Heidi Schaefer and Madeleine Boscaljon, Ashli, Brandon (Erika), and Colton Spicer; four great-great-grandchildren Lillie, Kellan, Kaylee and David Spicer. Also surviving is his brother Lloyd Ehrman (Evelyn) of Brooklyn Park, MN.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Katy, a son Russell, his parents, Edward and Elise Ehrman, two brothers Willard and Ed, and a sister Irene McMann.

Harry Edgar Ehrman was born November 19, 1918 in Norway Iowa, the son of Edward and Elise Dickel Ehrman. Harry enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1940 serving with Company “A” 87th Quartermasters Battalion in North Africa driving a supply truck. He then was stationed in Italy before being honorably discharged in 1946. He was united in marriage to Katy Leichsenring on June 16, 1946 in Amana Iowa. Harry worked with the Farm Department in High Amana. He then worked with Amana Refrigeration as foreman of the brazing department retiring in 1978 after 35 years. Following retirement Harry drove a dry-cleaning truck for Walt’s Cleaners in Marengo.

Harry was a former fire chief of the South Amana Fire Department. He was a member of the Amana Church Society, the Amana Heritage Society and the Amana Arts Guild. He enjoyed horseshoes, shuffleboard, playing cards, board games and dominos. He liked to hunt mushrooms and hickory nuts, go fishing, and head to Texas for the winter. He especially loved to play with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 




J. Robert “Bob” Jacoby, age 75 of Marengo, passed away, Friday, January 4, 2019 at the University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City.  Funeral Service: 10:00 A.M. Friday, January 11, 2019, First Presbyterian Church, Marengo, Iowa with Rev. Anni Thorn officiating. Burial will be in the Koszta Cemetery, rural Marengo. Visitation: 4 to 7 P.M. Thursday, January 10, 2019, First Presbyterian Church, Marengo. A memorial fund has been established. Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo is assisting the family with arrangements.

Bob is survived by his fiancée Sheri Voy of Marengo; his children, Wendy (Mark) Miller of Marengo, Heather McClanahan of Conroy, Heidi Jacoby of Grapevine, TX, Shane (Michael) Niece-Jacoby of Cedar Rapids, Colby (Nancy) Jacoby of Williamsburg, Quenton Jacoby of Marengo, Ian Jacoby of Cedar Rapids, and Hillari Jacoby of Williamsburg; fifteen grandchildren, Tyreesh, J.R. (Kat), Bridgette (C.J.), Brenna “Boo”, Ethan, Olivia “Bug”, Madelyn, Kayte “Mae”, Brent, T.J., Ava, Hunter, Gage, McKennah, and Skye; and a sister Rae Jean Boyer of Cedar Rapids.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Lois Menzel and her husband Wayne, a granddaughter Nicole Jacoby, a nephew Scott Menzel, great-niece Lucy Hartman, and a brother-in-law Ron Boyer.

James Robert Jacoby was born May 5, 1943 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Ray Grant Jacoby and Elizabeth Gates Jacoby. He attended Honeycreek Township School #3 and graduated from Iowa Valley High School in 1963. Bob was employed with George Frimml for 11 years, then the Marengo Elevator for 15 years and worked with the Iowa County Road Department for 28 years. He farmed for many years alongside his father and later on his own. Bob enjoyed attending the farming and livestock shows, especially the Old Threshers Reunion in Mount Pleasant and the North East Missouri Old Threshers in Shelbina, MO. He liked camping, traveling, and riding the 4-wheeler with Sheri and his morning coffee rendezvous with friends.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Marengo.





Glenn C. Belden, age 85, of Marengo, passed away Sunday, December 30, 2018, at Compass Memorial Hospital, Marengo.  Funeral services 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 4, 2019, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, with Pastor Andrew Gray officiating.  Burial will be in the Marengo Cemetery.  Visitation:  10:00 a.m. until service time, Friday, January 4, 2019, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo. A memorial fund has been established.

Glenn is survived by his wife Sheila, of Marengo; three children Vicki (Lee) Koenig, of Marengo, Daniel (Dar) Belden, of Marengo, and Curtis Belden (Dawn), of Cedar Rapids; ten grandchildren Quentin (Niah) Koenig, of Marengo, Jennifer Koenig, of Williamsburg, Adrienne (Dan) Phelps, of Marengo, Corienne (Brent) Dally, of Marengo, Kirstie Koenig, of Urbandale, Arielle Koenig, of North Liberty, Leighton Koenig, of Ankeny, Justin Belden, of Sacramento, CA, Ashley Belden, of Millersburg and Kaitlyn Stastny, of Iowa City; nine great-grandchildren Nevaeh Mobley, Quest Koenig, Arianna Acosta, Dillin Dally, Nyxton, Novak and Dakota Clark, Onyx and Copper Phelps; three siblings Russell (Pat) Belden, of Clayton Center, Shirley Gifford, of Waterloo and Maxine McAllen, of Arlington.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter Julie Belden, a sister Jean Morarie and a brother Wayne Belden.

Glenn Carmi Belden was born February 20, 1933, in Volga City, the son of Lynn Carmi and Elsie Pearl Hansel Belden.  He graduated in 1954 from Volga City High School.  Glenn joined the United States Army in 1955.  He married Sheila Carpenter in Kirksville Missouri on September 25, 1957.  Glenn worked on farms, at Amana Refrigeration and was a logger for 30 years.  He was an avid arrowhead hunter.  He enjoyed metal detecting, painted yard ornaments, gardening and bird watching. 




Imelda Marie “Millie” Roth, age 88, of Brooklyn, passed away Saturday, December 29, 2018, at the Brooklyn Community Estate.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Brooklyn, with Father Corey Close officiating.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Brooklyn.  Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at Kloster Funeral Home, Brooklyn, with a rosary service at 6:45 p.m. A memorial fund has been established.

Millie is survived by her children Pamela (William) Reinburg, of Richview, IL, Dean (Becky) Roth, of Brooklyn, Garland (Diane) Roth, of Grinnell, Cynthia (Craig) VanHove, of Traer, Andrew (Jo) Roth, of Roach MO, Valerie Roth, of Grinnell, Marcia (Gary) Stegall, of Abingdon, IL, Martin (Lisa) Roth, of Verona WI, Jerry (Brenda) Roth, of Evansville, WI, and  Francis (Michelle) Roth, of Victor; 26 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and a brother Dale Henle, of Toledo.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Maynard, two sons Dwight and Marcel Roth and a granddaughter Denise Reinburg.

Imelda Marie Henle was born March 17, 1930, in Tama, the daughter of Frank and Antoinette Gettis Henle.  She graduated from Milford High School.  Imelda and Maynard Roth were married December 29, 1949.  She loved to cook and have family dinners.  Millie enjoyed bowling, playing cards, bingo and going to the casino. 





Constance “Connie” Jean Schropp, age 47, of Millersburg, passed away, Friday, December 28, 2018, at Compass Memorial Hospital, Marengo.  Funeral services:  10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 3, 2019, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, with Rev. Eddie Thomas officiating.  Burial will be in the Oxford Cemetery.  Visitation:  4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Connie’s name.

Connie is survived by her father Eugene (Patricia Dunton Baugh) of Marengo; her grandmother, Virginia Dunton of Marengo; four siblings Jackie Schropp-Lange, in Cedar Rapids, Charlie (Mary) Schropp, in Oxford, Brenda Martinez, in California, and a twin sister Catherine Schropp-Roach, in Coralville; three nephews Anthony, Matthew and Thomas; two nieces Amanda and Cameron; and a great niece Elizabeth.  She was preceded in death by her mother Phyllis in 2001, a nephew Jonathan and a brother-in-law Dean Lange.

Constance “Connie” Jean Schropp, was born February 5, 1971, in Iowa City, the daughter of Eugene and Phyllis Dunton Schropp.  She attended Iowa Valley Schools.  Connie grew up in Marengo, and later lived in Oxford and currently Millersburg.  She was the most happy when she could be around friends and family.  Even though Connie was sick, she always had a smile for every one and had a positive attitude.  She would not let her illness slow her down.  Connie will be missed by many.   




Bonnie J. Thompson, age 66 of Brooklyn, Iowa, passed away at her home, Saturday, December 22, 2018. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Kloster Funeral Home, Brooklyn from 5 to 7 P.M. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

Bonnie is survived by her husband, Steven Thompson of Brooklyn; her children, Greg (Angie) of Malcom, Shelly of Grinnell, Angie Thompson (Alex) of Maryland,  and Carrie Thompson of Brooklyn; seven grandchildren, Eric Thompson (Raven) of Grinnell, Darren Thompson (McKenna) of Walford, Steven Thompson of Grinnell, Cierra Thompson of Malcom, Tabatha Brown of Brooklyn, Blaise Wiley of Grinnell and Brandon Hernandez of Maryland; and a great grandson Greyson Thompson of Grinnell. Also surviving are her sisters, JoAnn Danovski (Fred) of Cedar Rapids and Diane Rook-Johnson (Buford) of Minnesota. She was preceded in death by her parents, and two sisters, Louise Evans and Jean in infancy.

Bonnie June Plikuhn was born March 5, 1952 in Lady Smith, Wisconsin, the daughter of August O. Plikuhn and Edith Figland Plikuhn.  She attended Grinnell High School and later received her GED.  Bonnie and Steven R. Thompson were married on December 2, 1969 in California.  Steve was in the military and Bonnie followed him where he was stationed, working various jobs on the bases.  She also served as head teller at a credit union in Maryland and worked in the kitchen at Grinnell College. In her free time. Bonnie enjoyed gardening, camping and crocheting.  She also enjoyed spending time on her computer.

Bonnie was loved by her family and many friends, and will be dearly missed by all those who knew her.




Roger Anderson Glenn McCabe
Eugene Bartachek Kenneth McMillan, Jr.
Roger Bartachek Louis Marz
Mary Baumgartner Ruth Melsa
Marcus Beebe Linda Meyer
Glenn Belden  
Harold Berstler Tiffany Milner
Donald Bunn Neoma Patten
Gloria Burgy Gilbert Perez
Burton Behrens Shana Petrzelka
Phillip Bral Lloyd Pfeaster
Elizabeth Brown Patsy Picknell
Richard Cobb Linda Puegner
Garth Cooney Betty Ranshaw
Paul Cline Joyce Reihman
Charles Cronbaugh Barbara Richards
Gloria DeVlieger Roger Roggentine
Donald Dietrich John Rotter
  Imelda Roth
Katy Ehrman James Ryan
  Connie Schropp
Robert Esser Henry Schuhmacher
Evelyn Fetter Theodore Setzer
Darlene Graesser Robert Shoemaker
Marie Griess Robert Sims
Vava Heller David Stevens
Virginia Hepker Ronald Strasser
  Bonnie Thompson
Evelyn Hocamp Delphine Vander Hamm
James Johnson Cory Van Winkle
Donald Kahler Brett VanErsvelde
Wendall Kahler Daniel VanErsvelde
Phay Kavanh Ying Vang
Jerome Kellenberger Robert Wagner
Russell Kinzenbaw Louis Wauters
Louis Knapp, Jr. William Wells
Janet Korns Richard Wiebold
Linda Kriegel Kevin Wille
Samantha Kriegel Wilma Wilson
Nicole Matlick Delores Witte



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