Iowa State University Alumni Association
 

Memorial Day 2014

The ISU Memorial Day Ceremony was held Monday, May 26, at 9 a.m. in the Reiman Ballroom, ISU Alumni Center. Sponsored by the ISU Retirees Association, this traditional Memorial Day ceremony remembered the lives of retired and current faculty, staff, and their spouses who have died.

Below are the comments submitted for this year's memorial booklet:

James Charles Almquist

February 25, 1932 – May 1, 2014

James Charles Almquist was born on February 25, 1932 to Ernest and Elvera (Falk) Almquist in Essex, Iowa. Jim graduated with a BS in Animal Science from Iowa State University in 1954 and then with a MS in Rural Sociology in 1962. He married his wife, Anne, on March 18, 1955. Jim is most well-known for his love of everything Iowa State Cyclones. Every year was a good year to be a Cyclone in Jim's world.

Jim spent much of his time recruiting high school students to Iowa State. For 35 years he worked for the Iowa State University Extension Service. During that time he was involved with the ISU Alumni Association, the National Cyclone Club and the 4-H Foundation Board of Directors.

Jim volunteered his time with Iowa HOBY, Special Olympics Iowa and Lutheran Services of Iowa. He also served on the board for Iowa Lutheran Hospital. A large part of Jim's life was his 30 years in the Kiwanis Club. He worked as an advisor in the Urbandale Middle School Builders' Club and Urbandale High School Key Club. Jim also jumpstarted the Builders' Club at the Ames Middle School.

Jim has received the Iowa HOBY Outstanding Commitment Award, the ISU Faculty Citation, the Merle Hay Kiwanis Distinguished Service Award and the Iowa Governor's Volunteer Award.

Jim passed away peacefully in his sleep the morning of May 1, 2014 at 82 years of age. He was diagnosed with ALS in February of 2013.

Jim is survived by his wife, Anne; his four children, Mike (Rhonda) Almquist, of Essex, Sue Rice, of Omaha, Julie Almquist, of Omaha and Jill (Jerry) Loghry; seven grandchildren, Ashley (Troy) Gilmore, of Omaha, Alicia (Austin) Pratt, of Council Bluffs, Aaron Almquist, of Houston, Texas, Adam Almquist, of Ames, Michael Merical, of Omaha, and Sarah and Hannah Loghry; and three great-grandchildren, Shain, Sophie and Ava.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the ALS Association or the Iowa State 4-H Camp in Jim's honor.

A graveside service is planned over Memorial Day weekend in Essex, Iowa.

Tribute by his wife, Anne Almquist
James Charles Almquist
February 25, 1932 – May 1, 2014

ISU work experience:
Extension Service

Highlight of their employment:
4-H and Youth County Extension Director Area Extension Director (Midcrest and Central Iowa Areas) Original Director of E-Set program for Youth

Personal memory:
Never met a stranger Idea man Hard worker Loved to help people, especially in rural areas of Iowa

Other thoughts to share:
He always felt blessed to have worked in Extension during its glory days.

Nancy Lynn Anderson

June 4, 1944 – November 9, 2013

Nancy Lynn Anderson, 69, of Madrid, passed away on November 9 at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames.
Funeral service will be held at Garden Prairie United Church of Christ on November 15 at 1pm with Reverend Phil Davis officiating.

Nancy was born in Boone, Iowa, to Bernard and Marjorie Pepper on June 4, 1944. She went to high school at United Community High School and graduated in 1962. She went on to earn a license in cosmetology from Thompsons Beauty School. She worked as a cosmetologist in her home for twenty years. She then worked at Iowa State in dining services for ten years. She volunteered as an election official for many years, and was very proud of the contributions to Iowa’s sesquicentennial. She loved working outside, attending her grandchildren’s activities, watching old movies, and spending time with family and friends. She was a member of Garden Prairie United Church of Christ.

Nancy is preceded in death by her infant sister, Debra Irene, and parents, Bernard and Marjorie.

Nancy is survived by the love of her life, Alan of Madrid; brothers Mike Rood, Jerry and Tim Pepper; son Wayne (Angie) Anderson; daughter Kelly (Steve) Curvin; and six grandchildren Eric Price, Abra, Olivia, and Brady Curvin, Bryce and Brendan Anderson, and many Mcvicker-Dutton beloved family members.

Memorial donations may be made to Garden Prairie United Church of Christ, 2051 290th Street, Madrid, Iowa, 50156. Condolences may be left in Nancy’s online guestbook athttp://memorial.yourtribute.com/Nancy-Anderson/. Services are entrusted to Ankeny Funeral Home, visit www.ankenyfuneralhome.com to leave a memory for Nancy’s family.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to her friends and family for their support in her final days. In the true spirit of our mother, Nancy wanted everyone to know that Elvis is the King and Young Frankenstein is the funniest movie ever made.

William A. Anderson

May 7, 1922 – April 28, 2014

Dr. William A. Anderson, 91 of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas died peacefully in his home on April 28, 2014.

Dr. Anderson was born in Coin, Iowa on May 7,1922, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Anderson. Dr. Anderson grew up on the family farm and received both his elementary and secondary education there, graduating in 1939 as Valedictorian of his senior class.

Following his high school graduation, he enrolled in Tarkio College in Tarkio, Missouri, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1943. While at Tarkio, he helped the college during the summer as a member of the school's traveling men's quartet, lettering in basketball, and serving as president of the student body. He then completed the Basic Engineering Army Specialist Training Program from Alabama Polytechnic Institute and Pre-Medicine ASTP from Vanderbilt University in 1944.

While on leave during his ASTP training in the US Army Dr, Anderson married Joyce (Peg) Nesbitt on July 3,1944 in their home town of Coin, Iowa.

Dr. Anderson received his Masters Degree in Physics in 1951 from Iowa State University and his Doctorate of Education from the University of Nebraska in 1960. His honorary degrees include Doctor of Humane Letters from Tarkio College, Doctor of Pedagogy from Buena Vista College, and Doctor of Law from Morningside College.

His educational career began in 1946 as a science and math instructor at Villisca, Iowa High School, advancing to Principal in 1948 and Superintendent of Schools in 1951. He claimed the only advantage of becoming bald at age 21 was that he appeared old enough to be Superintendent at 27. Dr. Anderson also served as Superintendent of Schools in Clarinda, Iowa from 1957-61 Cedar Falls, Iowa from 1961-65, Sioux City, Iowa from 1966-1976. While in Sioux City Dr. Anderson facilitated the largest bond referendum in the state's history, recreating the structure of secondary education through the creation of three new high schools, Hampton, Virginia from 1976-1980, and Des Moines, Iowa from 1980-1988, where his creation of Central Academy continues to provide a unique environment where gifted and talented students can succeed.

Dr. Anderson also served as a member of the National Guard holding the rank of Captain as Company Commander of the Villisca Iowa Unit.

Extremely involved in both professional and civic organizations, Dr. Anderson served as President of the Iowa State Education Association, Iowa Association of School Administrators, Cedar Falls Chamber of Commerce, Cedar Falls and Sioux City Lions Club, and Hot Springs Village Rotary Club. He also served on many boards, associations, and commissions, including the Executive Committee of the American Association of School Administrators. In 1988, Dr. Anderson was selected as Superintendent of the Year by the School Administrators of Iowa. He was cited by the Executive Educator Magazine as one of the 100 best school managers in North America and he was also selected as the 1986 Educator of the Year by Phi Delta Kappa, National Education Organization, and was presented the Lyle T. Quinn Award in 1987 by the Iowa High School Athletic Association.

Following his retirement as Superintendent of Des Moines Public Schools, Dr. Anderson served as a visiting professor at Iowa State, chaired the National Executive Development Committee with pilot programs at the University Of Michigan, University of Texas, California, Harvard, University of Pittsburg, and Iowa State, served on the Washington Bicentennial Commission, Fine Board, and as an Education Advisor on Bush's Advisory Council.

"Bill" and his wife Peg enjoyed entertaining their many friends from around the country, traveling, attending concerts, supporting many of the arts and service organizations, playing golf and cruising on Lake Cortez. Bill was an active member of the Symphony Guild and served on the Board of Directors for many community and service organizations, including the Concerts Association. Bill continued his passion for music and enjoyed singing with the HSV Village Chorale, the Men's Chorus, and the Presbyterian Kirk in the Pines Choir.

Bill was an avid fisherman and hunter; passionate about his German Shorthairs. He also enjoyed boating and photography and coast to coast family road trips.

Bill is survived by his wife Peg; two daughters, Kathy Munson and husband Dr. Robert Munson of Bradford, Vermont, Dr. Kerry Anderson of Indianola, Iowa. Also cherishing his memory are his granddaughters, Melissa Myers and husband Ryan Myers, Jennifer Lammers and husband Chris Lammers; and four great grandchildren, Ella and Harper Myers and Elise and Anderson Lammers.

A celebration of his life will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, June 6th, 2014 at Kirk of the Pines Presbyterian Church in Hot Springs Village officiated by Rev. Bill Bailey.

Ralph Edward Appelgate

June 23, 1939 - April 14, 2013

Ralph Edward Appelgate, 73, died peacefully on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at his rural Ames home, surrounded by family, after a long battle with cancer. Ralph was born June 23, 1939 in Nevada, Iowa to Glen and Evelyn (McNatton) Appelgate. He graduated from Nevada High School in 1957. He married his high school sweetheart, Linda Louks of Nevada, on June 24, 1961. The couple made their home in Nevada for 26 years and then moved to a wooded acreage in rural Ames. While living in Nevada, Ralph was active in community events including serving two terms on the Nevada City Council.

He worked at Ames Lab at Iowa State University for 40 years, retiring in 1999.

Ralph's interests included restoring antique cars and attending antique car shows. He was known by family and friends as "a Chevy man." His favorite car restoration project was his 1953 Chevy Bel Air, which won 16 awards at car shows around Iowa. He loved spending time with family, taking a family vacation to Europe and Disney World and fishing trips to Canada. Ralph especially enjoyed the simple pleasures in life, such as working on projects in his shop, enjoying the wildlife at his acreage and enjoying a cup of coffee on his front porch in the woods.

Church was a very important part of Ralph's life. He was a member of the Nevada United Methodist Church for 74 years. He served on several committees and shared his handyman talents to help at the church. Ralph was a member of the Nevada Masonic Lodge for 50 years. He served as Master for two terms

His family was the joy of Ralph's life. He is survived by his wife Linda Appelgate; one daughter, De Ann (Appelgate) Freel and son-in-law Randy Freel of Nevada; one son, Monte Appelgate and daughter-in-law Michele Appelgate of Mason City; two grandchildren, Tim and Emily of Mason City; Sister Carole (Appelgate) Tranthum and brother-in-law Carey Tranthum of Shellsburg, IA; sister-in-law Cathy Tichenor (Gary) and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother Evelyn Appelgate (1981), father Glen Appelgate (1994) and brother Richard Appelgate (1986), his grandparents and several aunts and uncles.

Visitation will be held Friday, April 19 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Chet Ryan Mortuary, 708 Fifth St. Nevada. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday April 20, 2013 at Nevada United Methodist Church, Nevada. Memorial contributions will benefit Nevada High School graduates who plan to attend college.

Tribute by daughter-in-law Michele Appelgate
Ralph Edward Appelgate
June 23, 1939 - April 14, 2013


Ralph Appelgate (June 23, 1939-April 14, 2013) worked at Ames Lab for 40 years before retiring in 1999. He was supervisor of Mechanical Services, overseeing maintenance and upkeep of Ames Lab. He made many friends and enjoyed his years at Iowa State. Ralph said during his retirement celebration that he felt fortunate to have a position where he felt challenged in his work and that it was gratifying when projects were completed.

Ralph was married to Linda Appelgate. They have two adult children, Monte and De Ann. Ralph enjoyed spending time with family, rebuilding classic cars, attending car shows and spending time at his rural Ames home.

Tom Allen Arnold

January 3, 1916 – April 19, 2014

Tom Allen Arnold was born January 3, 1916 in Essex, Missouri (in the ‘boot heel’), and was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Isabel Arnold, sister, Mildred, and brother, Joe. Tom and Mary Manning were married in 1954 in Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. Married nearly 50 years, Mary passed away April 18, 2004. He is survived by a daughter, Carol, of Minneapolis, MN, and a son, Tracy, of Plano, TX.

Growing up in Hot Springs, Arkansas, he was a strong athlete, playing basketball, and even boxing competitively. In 1939, Tom enlisted in the United States Army, later serving in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, and retired in 1966 as a Colonel.

Following his military retirement, he graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a M.S. degree in Library Science. In 1968 he joined the faculty at Iowa State University, retiring in 1979 as the Director of the Circulation Department at the university library.

Tom and Mary kept active in retirement, traveling around the country, visiting family and friends. Always a voracious reader, Tom served as the President of the Board of Trustees of the Ames Public Library during its capital campaign and 1985 expansion. He loved living in Ames, Iowa State sports, and most of all, reading.

Tom passed away at 98 years of age on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Bethany Manor.

Memorial contributions can be directed to the Ames Public Library.

Faculty/Senate Memorial Resolution
Tom Allen Arnold
January 3, 1916 – April 19, 2014

Tom Allen Arnold, 98, of Story City and formerly a long-time Ames resident, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Bethany Manor. He was born Jan. 3, 1916, in Essex, Mo. (in the ‘boot heel’), and was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Isabel Arnold; one sister, Mildred; and one brother, Joe.

Tom and Mary Manning were married in 1954 in Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Married nearly 50 years, Mary passed away on April 18, 2004. He is survived by one daughter, Carol, of Minneapolis; and one son, Tracy, of Plano, Texas.

Growing up in Hot Springs, Ark., Tom was a strong athlete, playing basketball and even boxing competitively. In 1939, Tom enlisted in the U.S. Army, later serving in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He retired in 1966 as a colonel. Following his military retirement, he graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a master’s degree in library science. In 1968, he joined the faculty at Iowa State University, retiring in 1979 as director of the circulation department at the university library.

Tom and Mary kept active in retirement, traveling around the country, visiting family and friends. Always a voracious reader, Tom served as president of the Board of Trustees of Ames Public Library during its capital campaign and 1985 expansion. He loved living in Ames, ISU sports and, most of all, reading. Services will be on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Adams Funeral Home in Ames. Visitation will be at 1 p.m., with a memorial service at 2 p.m. Memorial contributions can be directed to Ames Public Library. Adams Funeral Home in Ames is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and photos may be shared at www.adamsoderstrum.com.

Richard George Barnes

December 19, 1922 – August 5, 2013

Richard George Barnes, a member of the Department of Physics faculty at Iowa State University for more than 30 years, passed away on Aug. 5, 2013, in Gainesville, Fla. Dick Barnes, as his family and friends knew him, was 90 years old.
A native of Milwaukee, Wis., Barnes was born on Dec. 19, 1922, the first child of George Richard Barnes and Irma Barnes, nee Ott. As youths, he and his close friend, Ervin Penkalski shared a fascination for photography, which fueled his growing interest in chemistry.

Barnes graduated from West Allis High School and began college at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. But shortly thereafter the U.S. entered WWII, and he joined the Army. After several months at Lowry AFB in Denver, he was transferred for advanced technical training to prepare for an assignment with the Army Corps of Engineers. For the remainder of the war, Barnes took part in the Manhattan Project’s uranium enrichment effort in Oak Ridge, Tenn., which provided the fissile material for some of the first nuclear weapons. During this period he was not allowed to tell his family where he was; they thought that it was very possible that he was engaged in spy activity because of his fluency in German. He spoke German as a result of his mother having spoken it at home.

On leaving the service, Barnes attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison, focusing on chemistry and physics. During this time he also undertook two extended cycling tours, journeying to New England and the Canadian Rockies. Barnes earned his B.A. in 1948 and, following a further year of study at Dartmouth College, enrolled in the graduate physics program at Harvard University. He completed his doctorate there in 1952 under the direction of Norman Ramsay.

While at Dartmouth, Barnes met Mildred Arlene Jachens, an editor at Dartmouth’s alumni magazine. They were married in1950, and in 1953 they welcomed the first of their four children. At this time, the young family lived in Newark, Del., where Richard was assistant and then associate professor of physics at the University of Delaware. In 1956, he accepted a faculty appointment at Iowa State, and the family, by then numbering four, moved to Ames.

Barnes spent most of the next 32 years at ISU as a professor and as a senior physicist with the Ames Laboratory, a Department of Energy national lab. In the early 1970s, he served as department chair and as chief of the Ames Lab’s physics division. His research investigated the structures and dynamics of condensed metal-hydride compounds, employing a variety of experimental approaches. This work was the primary focus of his extensive body of published findings, to which he continued to add after retiring from ISU in 1988. For several years after leaving ISU, he worked at the National Science Foundation as a program director.

Over many years of leading the basic physics course required by the College of Engineering, Barnes introduced countless undergraduates to the fundamental principles of Newtonian mechanics, electromagnetism, and atomic structure. In ISU’s graduate program in physics, he mentored a number of students who went on to significant careers in academic research and applied science.

He and Mildred also gave strong support to their children’s educational aspirations. With this encouragement, all four of the Barneses’ children went on to complete graduate degrees. A lifelong learner, Barnes was proficient in Russian as well as German and enjoyed studying several other languages, including Japanese and Polish. His wide-ranging curiosity found expression in collections of minerals, coins, and stamps.

Richard and Mildred formed many strong ties in Ames and developed a deep fondness for Iowa, returning several times after his retirement. A highlight of these years was a celebration of Barnes’s 80th birthday with many ISU and Ames friends.

In his later years, Dick and Mildred lived in Kennebunk, Maine, before moving to Gainesville. In addition to his wife of nearly 63 years, he is survived by his children, Jeffrey Richard (Anne-Marie) Barnes, of Corvallis, Ore.; David George (Deborah) Barnes, of Alachua, Fla; Christina Ellen (Harvey) Heilbrun, of Shoreham, NY; and Douglas Alan (Kathrin Lassila) Barnes, of Hamden, Conn. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and a great-granddaughter and by his sisters, Ruth Witt and Georgia Semanek, both of Milwaukee.

Garren Orel Benson

April 7, 1939 – May 25, 2013

Garren Orel Benson was born April 7, 1939, in Decorah, IA. He was the eldest child of Orel and Irene (Springmire) Benson. He passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2013, in Ames, IA, at the age of 74.

Garren was raised on a farm near Harmony, MN. He was baptized and confirmed at the State Line Methodist Church. He began his education in country schools, and graduated from Harmony High School in 1956. He spent one year at Rochester Junior College, before transferring to the University of Minnesota-Duluth. He subsequently transferred to the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where he earned both bachelors and masters degrees in soil science. He went on to receive a Ph.D. from Iowa State University in 1971.

Garren's first job was as a tour guide at Niagara Cave, which his father helped discover near the family farm as a boy. Garren also worked for Consolidated Lumber and Harmony Feed and Fuel. In 1964, he began work as an Iowa State Area Extension Agronomist in Mt. Pleasant, IA. Following his Ph.D. studies, he remained in Ames. He was a state-wide extension agronomist, specializing in corn and soybean production. He was honored with many awards in his career, including the Iowa Master Farmer Exceptional Service Award from Wallaces Farmer in 1996. Garren retired from extension in 1996, but continued to work for the ISU agronomy department until 1999, and enjoyed returning to the office as an emeritus professor.

While in the Twin Cities, Garren met the love of his life, Patricia Ann Daniels. They were married on December 22, 1962, in Tracy, MN. They had two children, DeeAnn Dawn, and Kent Daniel. He was a member of Collegiate United Methodist Church in Ames for 46 years.

As a young man, Garren liked to play sports, fish and hunt, and made many trips to Minnesota’s North Shore in pursuit of the big buck. He was a Civil War and World War II history buff, and was thrilled to have gone for a ride in a B-17 bomber in 2008. He enjoyed tracing his family genealogy, and traveling with Pat to California, Hawaii, England and France. He was a dedicated fan of ISU football and basketball, attending games for decades, tracking the statistics of players and recruits, and making sure his children at an early age learned the difference between Iowa State Cyclones and Iowa Hawkeyes! In retirement, Garren kept up with his buddies drinking coffee at Panera.

Garren is survived by his wife of 50 years, Pat, Ames; daughter, DeeAnn Benson (Cameron) Reece, Town of Ellington, WI; son, Kent (Deana) Benson; grandchildren Drew and Makenna of Woodstock, MD; his dear sister, Lynne (Ron Carlson) Benson of Hastings, MN; aunt, Karol Sersland, Decorah; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, David and Irene Daniels of Lakewood, CO; niece, Teresa (Jeff) Alleman of Lakewood, CO; nephew, Eric (Rachael) Daniels of Central, SC; and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law and mother-in-law Donald and Evelyn Daniels; brother-in-law Jerome (Skip) Lahr; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Memorials may be directed to Collegiate United Methodist Church, Ames, IA, or to the charity of your choice.

Faculty/Senate Memorial Resolution
Garren Orel Benson
April 7, 1939 – May 15, 2013

Garren Orel Benson was born April 7, 1939, at Decorah, Iowa, the oldest child of Orel and Irene (Springmire) Benson.  He passed away on Saturday, May 15, 2013 in Ames, Iowa at age 74.
 
Garren was reared on a farm near Harmony, Minnesota.  He began his education in county schools, and graduated from Harmony High School in 1956.  He attended a year at Rochester Junior College, before transferring to the University of Minnesota-Duluth.  Shortly he transferred to the University of Minnesota-St. Paul, where he earned both the B.S. and M.S. degrees in soil science.  This is where he met Patricia Ann Daniels whom he married in 1962.  Returning to Iowa in 1964 he earned a Ph.D. degree in Crop Physiology and Production from Iowa State University in 1971.

Benson first became an Iowa State Area Extension Agronomist located in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.  Moving to Ames to complete his doctoral studies while continuing on the staff; he remained in Ames and became a member of the faculty in 1971.  He was a state-wide extension agronomist, specializing in corn and soybean production during a third of a century of remarkable growth in production of these crops.  He was honored with many awards in his career, including the Iowa Master Farmer Exceptional Service Award from Wallace’s Farmer in 1996.  Garren retired from extension in 1996 as emeritus professor of agronomy, but continued to work for the ISU Agronomy Department until 1999.

His state-wide learning audiences were mostly away from the campus and made up of adult Iowans employed in agriculture, including farmers, other advisors and resource personnel in public and private practice, and off-farm suppliers of production factors as well as the services of the markets and distribution system for crops.  As often is the case for extension teachers and other educators, it is found that some of the research information needed precisely to answer evolving and specific questions does not exist to form satisfactory answers.  In such events, Benson advised the research faculty of missing data, and if the information was not forthcoming, he conducted experiments and observations to learn.  One additional dimension of his work was to broaden the education base of those in production agriculture and their advisors to keep advancing their knowledge base to understand new opportunities.

A measure of his success may be estimated by the increases in trend-line state yields of corn that were estimated to be 79 bushels per acre when he arrived and increased to over 144 bushels when he finally retired from employment in 1999.  The gross increase of corn for the state was 82 percent, and the annual per acre improvement was close to 0.9 bushels per acre. Similar yields for soybeans, the common companion crop in sequence with corn, were 28.8 and 44.8 bushels per acre for an increase of 56 percent or 20 bushels per acre from 0.4 bushels per acre, annually.  This is evidence that his information dissemination system worked well and made a major increase in gross production and income in agriculture—the trends have continued to rise since his role passed to others.

As a young man, Garren liked to play sports, fish and hunt, and made many trips to Minnesota’s North Shore in pursuit of the big buck.  He was a Civil War and World War II history buff, and was thrilled to have gone for a ride in a B-17 bomber in 2008.  He enjoyed tracing his family genealogy, and traveling with Pat to California, Hawaii, England and France.  He was a dedicated fan of ISU football and basketball, attending games for decades, tracking the statistics of players and recruits.  In his retirement, Garren kept up with his buddies drinking coffee at Paneras and the Commons in Agronomy Hall.

Garren is survived by his wife of 50 years, Pat, Ames; daughter DeeAnn Benson (Cameron) Reece, Town of Ellington, Wisconsin; son Kent (Deanne) Benson; grandchildren Drew and Makenna of Woodstock Maryland; his sister, Lynne (Ron Carlson) Benson of Hastings, Minnesota; and more distant relatives.

LaDena F. Bishop

November 6, 1922 – November 25, 2013

LaDena Bishop, age 91, of Nevada, Iowa, died Monday, November 25, 2013, at Story County Senior Care in Nevada.

Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 2, 2013, at Chet Ryan Mortuary in Nevada, Iowa. Pastor David Burling will officiate, with burial at 1:00 p.m. Monday in Ames Municipal Cemetery, Ames, Iowa. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services Monday at Chet Ryan Mortuary of Nevada. Condolences may be sent online to www.chetryanmortuary.com.

Born November 6, 1922, in Lushton, Nebraska, LaDena Faye Bishop was the daughter of Victor Hugo and Eva Mae (Berger) Sloniger. She was united in marriage to Robert Bishop in 1944.

LaDena was a member of Eastern Star and the American Legion Auxiliary. She worked as Thesis Editor at Iowa State University from 1961-1991.

Survivors include two daughters, Marlu Bishop of New York City, NY, and Corky (Steve) Collis of Ankeny; two grandchildren, Robyn Davis and Michael Collis; four great-grandchildren, Ahren Davis, and Grace, Sarah, and Noah Collis; a brother, Allen Sloniger of Cambridge; as well as many nices, nephews, and other extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert in 1999; a daughter, Robin Ann in 1957; and two grandsons, Daron Frank in 1993, and Robert Dean Collis in 1973.

Chet Ryan Mortuary of Nevada has been entrusted with the care of LaDena and her family.

Neil Albert Bjurstrom

September 14, 1928 – July 15, 2013

Neil Bjurstrom was born in Chicago, an only child to George and Violet Prevar Bjurstrom. He graduated from Lane Technical High School in 1946. He finished his coursework the year before and joined The United States Air Force as a French Horn player and was stationed in Washington, D. C. Following his military service he played in the Glenn Miller band under the direction of Tex Beneke for a year. He returned to Chicago where, with the help of the G.l. bill, he earned bachelor's and master's degrees at Northwestern University in music (French horn, string bass) and music education. Along with teaching in the New Trier School District, he played in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Fritz Reiner and in the Chicago Lyric Opera. Also he played string bass in a society band for nineteen years. He enrolled at The University of Iowa in 1964 and earned a Ph.D. in music/music education. In the next decade he taught music and education courses at the University of Missouri - St. Louis, developed a successful music program at Kennedy High School, and played with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. In 1980 he moved to Ames, Iowa, where he taught music-related classes and conducted the Cardinal Keynotes at Iowa State University. He also represented music extension for the state. He received numerous awards including recognition for dedicated and enthusiastic work with the Iowa Farm Bureau Women's Choruses 1980 to 1990 and in 1994 The Faculty Citation award from the Iowa State Alumni Association for long, outstanding, and inspiring service.

His activities changed after he retired in 1994. In addition to managing the tasks of a hobby farm, he especially enjoyed caring for rescue animals (sheep and goats). Also, he had a lifelong love of gourmet cooking and enjoyed creating new recipes. Another hobby was model trains. Each Christmas he set up a large display representing a complete Christmas village. He traveled often in the United States specifically to see opera performances, especially Richard Wagner's Ring cycles. The culmination of his travels was a trip to Bayreuth, Germany, to tour Wahnfried, Wagner's home, and Festspielhaus, designed by Wagner for his own operas. His other major pleasure was visiting with neighbors, friends, students, and colleagues and watching their children develop into great citizens for this country.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Violet Bjurstrom and by his much loved French horn teacher and mentor, Philip Farkas.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Dixie; and from an earlier marriage, two daughters, Karen (Werth) and Kathy (Letarte), two grandchildren, Jennifer (Mroch) and Michael, and one great-grandson, Christopher.

As per his wishes he will be cremated, and there will be no services.

He lived a full and interesting life and will be greatly missed.

Donations may be made to "Huxley Fire and Rescue, 104 E. 4th St., Huxley, IA 50124.

Joyce Doris Bloedel

April 4, 1939 – June 19, 2013

Bloedel, Joyce Doris Joyce Doris Anderson was born on April 4, 1939, to parents Darwin and Lorraine Anderson in Chicago, IL. After graduating from Steinmetz High School, she attended St. Olaf College and received her B.A. degree in 1961 majoring in English. While attending St. Olaf College she met Jim Bloedel and they became engaged. She then taught at Coon Rapids High School. On June 22, 1963, she married Jim Bloedel in Chicago, IL.

With the exception of one year spent with Jim in Pisa, Italy, Joyce continued working in Coon Rapids until 1968, when her first child, Katy, was born. The family moved to Edina, MN, where two more daughters, Heidi and Jen, were born. In 1984 the family moved to Phoenix, AZ, where Joyce taught in the Deer Valley and Paradise Valley school districts. She received her Master’s Degree from the University of Northern Arizona in 1998. In 2000, Joyce and Jim relocated back to the Midwest at Ames, Iowa, bringing her closer to her parents in Chicago and her first grandchild. After enjoying 12 wonderful years in Ames, Jim retired and they moved back to Edina, MN, where she loved being involved with the grandchildren and their activities. She enjoyed time with family at their cabin on Roy Lake in Nisswa, MN, for over 40 years.

She died on June 19, 2013, three days before Jim & Joyce's 50th wedding anniversary. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Darwin Anderson. She is survived by her husband, Jim, her three daughters, Katy (husband Jon) Linne, Heidi Bloedel Moon and Jen (husband Rolf) Pederson, and seven grandchildren, Jorgen and Karin, Jackson and Holden, and Nathan, Madeline and Maxwell.

Memorials preferred to St. Olaf College, 1520 St. Olaf Ave, Northfield, MN 55057. Funeral service at 10 am, Saturday, June 22, at Normandale Lutheran Church, 6100 Normandale Rd, Edina, MN. Visitation 5-7 pm, Friday, June 21 at: www.Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996 West 50th St. & Hwy 100

David Eugene Boster

December 2, 1953 – February 12, 2014

David Boster, 60, of Nevada, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at the Story County Hospital in Nevada.

David was born December 2, 1953, in Webster City, Iowa, the son of Gene and Dolores (Flockhart) Boster. David was united in marriage to Sally Teuscher December 11, 1982 in Story City, Iowa. Dave graduated from Roland-Story High School in 1972. David worked as a carpenter at Iowa State University since 1999 and had served on the Nevada Fire Department for 19 years. He was a member of the Nevada First United Methodist Church and an honorary member of the Nevada Fire Department. Dave enjoyed woodworking, home brewing, cooking, gardening, camping and was an avid Iowa State Fan.

David is survived by his wife, Sally of Nevada; three daughters: Michelle Boster of Ames, Iowa, Anna (Matt) Litchfied of Nevada, Iowa, Whittney Boster of Gilbert, Arizona; his mother, Dolores Boster of Nevada; four grandchildren: Alexis, Dylan, Logan, Liam; and a sister: Lisa (Mark) Mathis of Roland, Iowa.

David was preceded in death by his father; his son: Garrett Boster; and his brother: Joni Boster.

Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. Sunday, February 16, 2014, at Bacon Funeral Home in Nevada. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 17, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church in Nevada with Pastor Chris Waddle, officiating. Interment will be in the Nevada Municipal Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Nevada Fire Department.

Bacon Funeral Home in Nevada is handling arrangements.

Betty Ann Bowman

October 1, 1943 – February 12, 2014

Betty Ann Bowman was born October 1, 1943 to Guy Elroy and Helen Marie (Hudson) Allee in Grenada, Mississippi. During her younger years, the family lived in a number of cities finally coming to Burlington, Iowa when she was in junior high where she met Michael Bowman. She graduated from Burlington High School in 1961 after spending a semester in Denmark as an exchange student and went on to graduate from State College of Iowa (now UNI) with a degree in teaching in 1965.

Betty and Mike Bowman were married August 15, 1965 in Burlington. They spent their 48 years of marriage in Ames where they raised their 2 children, Kimberly and Brian, and enjoyed the community. Betty touched the lives of many students while teaching first grade for about 30 years including substituting. Betty was a member of Collegiate United Methodist Church and Wesley Foundation in Ames where she was active in many groups and served on a number of committees over the years. She enjoyed reading, flower gardening, genealogy, singing with the Sunshine Family, and gathering for “coffee” with friends, but her favorite joy was spending time with her family especially those week long visits in the summer with the grandkids.

Betty passed away February 12, 2014 at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames at 70 years of age.

Betty is survived by her husband, Mike Bowman, of Ames; her mother, Helen Allee, of Ames; her children, Kimberly (Greg) Larson, of Marion and Brian (Colleen) Bowman, of Oswego, Illinois; five grandchildren, Alyssa Larson, of Waverly (Wartburg College), Logan Larson of Dyess AFB in Abilene, Texas, Abigail, Brianna and Hayden Bowman, all of Oswego; and a cousin, Helen Marie Singleterry, of Borger, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her father and her grandson, Grady Larson.

Memorials may be designated to Collegiate United Methodist Church or Israel Family Hospice House.

Tribute by her husband, Mike Bowman
Betty Bowman
October 1, 1943 – February 12, 2014

Betty Bowman was born in Grenada, Mississippi on October 1, 1943.  She died at the age of 70 on February 12, 2014.  When she was in junior high, Betty and her parents moved to Burlington, Iowa where I grew up.  We were in the same junior high homeroom and started dating when I asked her to a hayrack ride during our sophomore year in high school.  That was the first of over 55 years of dating including 48 years of marriage.

During the summer and fall semester of our senior year in high school, Betty was an exchange student to Denmark.  After high school graduation, she went on to UNI (actually State College of Iowa) and earned a BA in Education.  Our relationship survived the four year semi-separation as she went to UNI and I came to ISU, and then we were married on August 15, 1965.  Betty had accepted a position teaching first grade in Ames, and I pursued a MS degree in Computer Science.  After a couple of years I had the opportunity for a full time position with Iowa State which led to a 42 year career at ISU.  I retired from Information Technology Services in 2009.  We found Ames to be a great place to live and raise our two kids, Kimberly and Brian.

Betty’s passion was teaching first grade.  Taking time off to raise a family, she substituted for 7 years and taught full time for 23 years.  In those 30 years, Betty touched the lives of many students.  We know that she lives in the hearts and minds of so many students whom she taught to read, write, spell and help become good members of the community.

Betty enjoyed reading, flower gardening, genealogy, playing canasta, singing with the Sunshine Family, going out to lunch with other teachers, and gathering for “coffee” with friends, but her favorite joy was spending time with her family especially those week long visits in the summer with our grandkids.  Grandma always came up with special activities for all to enjoy.

Betty was known for her kindness, friendship, integrity, humor and no sense of direction.  She had a contagious, distinctive laugh and an ever present smile.  She is deeply missed.

Joan C. Breiter

May 23, 1933 – May 18, 2013

Joan C. Breiter, 79, of Brooklyn Park, Minn., and formerly of Lake Crystal, Minn., and Ames, died May 18, 2013, at St. Therese/Oxbow Lake Care Center from Alzheimer’s disease.

Joan was the firstborn to Al and Cora Breiter on May 23, 1933, in Elysian, Minn., in the home of the local doctor. She lived her childhood years in Lake Crystal, Minn., and graduated a valedictorian of the class of 1951. She completed teacher training in Mankato, receiving her diploma in elementary education with special honor and began her career teaching sixth grade in Winnebago, Minn. She later taught in Owatonna, Minn., for a time and then in North Mankato, Minn. While teaching, she continued her education, obtaining bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Mankato State College. She started spending summer breaks in Greeley, Colo., working on her doctorate degree, which she earned from Colorado State College in 1968. Her first college job was as an associate professor at St. Cloud State, but most of her years were at Iowa State University in Ames as a professor in the education department. Her specialty area was the education of gifted children. She published numerous papers and gave presentations at local, national and international education conferences.

Joan met and married the love-of-her-life, John Wesley (Wes) Sticken, on Nov. 19, 1978. They lived their entire 24 years of married life in Ames. Joan retired after 23 years at ISU in 1992, having been in the education field a total of 39 years. Joan and Wes traveled the world and enjoyed winters on Sanibel Island, Fla., until Wes’ death in 2002. Joan moved to St. Therese at Oxbow Lake in 2011 when she needed more extensive care for her memory loss than she was able to obtain at home. She was an avid reader and craftsperson, especially needlework, a world traveler, golfer, collector of seashells, nature lover and lover of children. She immersed herself in and fully mastered everything she attempted.
She was preceded in death by husband, J. Wesley Sticken; her parents, Al and Cora; and one brother, John.

She is survived by siblings, Tom (Mary-Alice) Breiter, of Lacrosse, Wis., Mary (Larry) Nolan ,of Monticello, Minn., Marti (Patrick) Breiter Lilja, of Minneapolis; one sister-in-law, Lorna Breiter, of Mahtomedi, Minn.; two stepsons, Kirk (Sandy) and Craig Sticken; eight nieces and nephews and their families; and numerous other family and friends.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, at Adams Funeral Home, 502 Douglas Ave., followed immediately by a graveside service and burial. Memorials preferred to ISU, St. Therese at Oxbow Lake (www.sttheresemn.org) or North Memorial Hospice (www.northmemorial.com/ways-to-give).

Tribute by her husband, Tom Breiter
Joan C. Breiter
May 23, 1933 – May 18, 2013

ISU work experience:
Joan taught in the Elementary Education Department for 23 years, retiring in 1992.

Highlight of their employment:
Joan was instrumental in developing and maintaining high-quality offerings for the teaching of gifted students.

Personal memory:
Speaking with former students, at Joan's celebration of life, who shared with me their gratitude for the effect Joan had on them and their careers during and after their time at ISU.

Eleanor “Mary” Bremner

April 23, 1929 – April 6, 2014

Eleanor "Mary" Bremner passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 6, 2014, in San Diego, Calif. She was born in Luton, England, on April 23, 1929, to Archibald and Doris Williams. As a young girl she was a member of the Luton Choir, an internationally renowned girls' choir which performed for 40 years between 1936 and 1977. Mary loved music and was an accomplished pianist. She married John "Jack" Bremner on Sept. 30, 1950 in the Parish Church in Luton. Mary and Jack lived in Harpenden while he worked at Rothamsted Experimental Station. His early work focused on the identification of amino acids and amino sugars in soils. His research aroused a great deal of interest in Europe. While conducting research at Rothamsted, Jack was awarded a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship and they lived in the United States during 1957-58. During this visit he was offered a tenured position as a Professor of Iowa State University in the Agronomy Department. Jack and Mary traveled extensively throughout the world and living in Germany, Yugoslavia and Australia. Mary was a housewife who raised her son and daughter, Stuart and Carol. She was active in her community and volunteered her time with the American Red Cross. She entertained for family and friends as well as graduate students who were away from home during the holidays. She had a very happy life in Ames, Iowa, with her family and friends. After Jack retired they moved to California to be close to their children and grandchildren. Mary was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother and she will be sorely missed by her family and friends. Mary was preceded in death by her brother Arthur. Mary is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Stuart and Sarah Bremner of La Quinta; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Mike Einsidler; and grandchildren, Connor and Kendall Bremner.

Eugene J. Bryant

March 31, 1935 – February 26, 2014

Eugene Jay Bryant was born March 31, 1935 to Jesse and Minnie (Burkey) Bryant in Des Moines, Iowa, the day of their 7th wedding anniversary. Eugene was employed by Iowa State University for 43 years.

Eugene passed away February 26, 2014 at 78 years of age.

Eugene is survived by his sister, Maurine Bryant, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and an infant sister.

Burial of the cremated remains will be at a later date.

Tribute by his sister, Maurine Bryant
Eugene Jay Bryant
March 31, 1935 – February 26, 2014

Eugene Jay Bryant was born March 31, 1935 to Jesse and Minnie (Burkey) Bryant in Des Moines, Iowa, the day of their 7th wedding anniversary.  Eugene was employed by Iowa State University for 43 years.

Eugene passed away February 26, 2014 at 78 years of age.

Eugene is survived by his sister, Maurine Bryant, cousins and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and an infant sister.

Blessed be the memory of Eugene Bryant.

Jess Henry “Sonny” Bushore

September 8, 1934 – December 10, 2013

Jess Henry (Sonny) Bushore, age 79, of Boone (Moingona), Iowa died December 10, 2013 in Ames at the Mary Greeley Medical Center. Sonny was born September 8, 1934 in Fraser, Iowa the son of Florence (Paris) and Ira James Bushore.
After graduating from Pilot Mound, Sonny joined the United States Air Force in 1953. He served in Germany as a Staff Sergeant and was honorably discharged from active duty in 1957.

Sonny married Mildred Lee Anne King of Boone (Moingona) at the Central Christian Church on February 15, 1959.
Sonny worked in construction locally and built grain elevators across the Unites States. He retired from Iowa State University in 1996 as a carpenter.

He enjoyed drag racing with his sons and watching his grandson, Joel, race at the dirt track. After he retired, he could usually be found at the shop in Moingona.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. Survivors include his wife, two sons Bill (Connie) and Jim (Anne) and two grandchildren, Nicole and Joel.

In following Sonny’s wishes, he will be cremated with a private memorial service at a later date. Cards may be sent to the family at 1187 233rd ST, Boone, IA 50036-7119.

Velma Maxine Buttermore

October 14, 1913 – March 21, 2014

Velma Maxine Buttermore, 99, of Des Moines, formerly of Ames and Ogden, passed from this life to be with her Lord on Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Westhaven Community Nursing Home in Boone, Iowa. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 25, at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel. Visitation will be held from 9-10 a.m., prior to the service on Monday. Committal services will take place at McDivitt Grove Cemetery in Urbandale.

Velma was born the daughter of Ella and William Clapham on October 14, 1913 at Mutual, OK. She married Paul Edward Buttermore on January 8, 1936, at Woodward, Oklahoma. Paul and Velma made their home in Ames and the Ogden areas, until moving to Des Moines, on October 1, 1998. She was a member of West Des Moines United Methodist Church and the Avion Travelcade Club of Iowa. Velma enjoyed craftwork and loved spending time with her family.

She is survived and lovingly remembered by three daughters, Janice Caputo and Kristine Buttermore both of West Des Moines, and Ruth Edwards (Bill) of Coshocton, OH; one son, Gary Buttermore (Pat) of Ogden; nine grandchildren, Elizabeth "Libby" Payne of Fort Myers, FL, Jennifer Walker of Fort Myers Beach, FL, Paul Edwards of Ft. Myers Beach, FL, Garin Buttermore of Ames, Allison Backstrom of Des Moines, Madison Wright of West Des Moines, Marsha Christ of Fremont, NE, Michael Hyatt of West Des Moines, and Roderick Buttermore of West Des Moines; nine great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Velma was preceded into eternal life by her husband of 68 years, Paul Buttermore; her parents; and four brothers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Meals from the Heartland, 7780 Office Plaza Drive, Suite 136, West Des Moines, IA 50266-2337 or the West Des Moines United Methodist Church.

Dennis Heathman Byrne

May 31, 1948 – September 21, 2013

Dennis Heathman Byrne, 65, died at Northcrest Retirement Community in Ames on Sept. 21, 2013. Dennis was born May 31, 1948, in Lawrence, Kan., the son of George R. Byrne, Jr., and Cleo (Heathman) Byrne. He grew up in the Northeast Kansas town of McLouth. He attended the University of Kansas and received his Ph.D. in molecular biology. He entered the Peace Corps and served in Peru, traveling extensively in South America. He did a postdoctoral with the Smithsonian Research Center in Rockville, Md. Dennis was later employed by the USDA in Beltsville, Md., before deciding to take another postdoctoral position as a research scientist at Iowa State University in 1987. He retired from Iowa State in 2000.

Dennis was active in both his church and community. He spent many weekends helping build homes with Habitat for Humanity. He also participated in many events and organizations whose goal was to feed the hungry. At Collegiate United Methodist Church and Wesley Foundation, he was a head usher and was committed to missions, spending his vacation time every year traveling with groups to poverty stricken areas in this country and Mexico by helping to build concrete block homes and repair existing homes. He was a faithful servant of the church, quietly doing any work that needed done both at the church and for others in the family of faith.

Dennis is survived by one brother, Charles E. Byrne, of Fairhope, Ala.; a niece Cindy Byrne, of Cliffside, N.C., a nephew David, of Kansas City, Kan., and his church family at Collegiate United Methodist Church. He will also be warmly remembered by staff and residents of Northcrest Retirement Community, where he resided for the last three years of his life.

A celebration of Dennis’ life will take place at Collegiate United Methodist Church in Ames on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will follow immediately after the service in Wesley Hall at the church. Dennis chose to have his body donated to Des Moines University for educational purposes.

Memorials may be directed to Collegiate United Methodist Church/Wesley Foundation.

Jennings “Cap” Morris Capellen

November 17, 1927 – July 18, 2013

Jennings “Cap” Morris Capellen was born Nov. 17, 1927, in Clearwater, Neb., to Herman Ollie and Viola Smith Capellen, the oldest of four children. As a baby, he moved with his family to the sand hills of Nebraska just south of Thedford, where they built a sod house in which they lived for seven years. He was baptized by immersion in a farm pond near Lamoni, as a member of the Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints. Cap graduated from Thedford High School in 1945 and served in the U.S. Army from February 1946 until March 1947, which included service in Korea. After completing his tour of duty, Cap worked his way through college, graduating from Graceland Junior College (now University) with an associate’s degree. He then went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in chemical technology from Iowa State College (now University) in 1958.

Cap met the love of his life while at a dance at the Ames American Legion and was married on the most romantic day of the year, Feb. 14, 1958, to Georgia Rose Rasmussen. To this happy union were born a daughter, Diane, and a son, Steven.

After holding many and varied jobs from 1947 until 1951, Cap began work at the Atomic Energy Laboratory at Iowa State University, where he retired on June 30, 1990, after almost 50 years. He was a member of the American Legion, Boone Sportsmen’s Club, Iowa Wildlife Federation, Ames Wildlife Federation (co-founder) and the International Mass Spectrometry Association. Cap was known and loved by many. He hosted many foreign visitors while holding his position at ISU. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing. Cap played a mean game of cribbage and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles to challenge his mind.

He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Georgia; one daughter, Diane Richardson, of Scotts Bluff, Neb.; one son, Steven (Cindy) Capellen, of Boone; two grandchildren, Jason Hovick, of Scotts Bluff, Neb.; and Adrienne (Bryan) Ady, of Oshkosh, Neb.; two great-grandchildren, Tara Hovick and Annette Ady; and a large extended family.

Cap was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Clifford; one sister, Ollie; and a sibling in infancy.

A visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, at Stevens Memorial Chapel, 607 28th Street, Ames. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at Stevens Memorial Chapel. Burial with full military honors will be in Ames Municipal Cemetery. As a show of sympathy, the family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the Iowa Wildlife Federation. Online condolences may be expressed at www.stevensmemorialchapel.com.

Tribute by Georgia Capellen
Jennings “Cap” Morris Capellen
November 17, 1927 – July 18, 2013

Jennings “Cap” Capellen was born November 17, 1927 in Clearwater Nebraska.  He passed away on July 18, 2013.

He worked at ISU Atomic Energy Laboratory for almost 50 years for Dr. Harry Svec and Dr. Karl Gschneidner.  He graduated from Graceland College with an associate’s degree then earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical technology from Iowa State University in 1958.  

He retired on June 30, 1990.  He did research and ran a mass spectrometer.  He hosted mangy foreign visitors while working at ISU.

Bille Chandler Carlson

June 27, 1924 – August 16, 2013

Bille Chandler Carlson was born June 27, 1924, in Boston, Massachusetts, and spent his boyhood on the seashore of Cape Cod. He began studies at Harvard College, but joined the U.S. Navy after the onset of World War II and worked on the island of Guam with radar technology, which was novel at the time. After the War, he returned to Harvard and completed Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in physics and mathematics. He then went to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and completed a doctoral degree in physics. After four years in the Physics Department at Princeton, Bille came to the Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University in 1954, where he was a Professor in the Physics and Mathematics Departments, ultimately as a Professor Emeritus.

He is known for having developed in Carlson elliptic integrals, some of which he described in his 1977 book, Special Functions of Applied Mathematics, and in the National Institute of Standards Handbook of Mathematical Functions (2010).

Bille acquired a deep appreciation for the Iowa countryside.

Bille passed away Friday, August 16, 2013 at Green Hills Health Center in Ames at 89 years of age.

He was predeceased by his wife, Louis W. Carlson, in 1981, and is survived by his companion, Jody Stadler, two children, Marian Carlson and John Carlson, and four grandchildren.

The body has been cremated and no services are planned.

Faculty/Senate Memorial Resolution
Douglas M. Catron
June 1, 1942 – April 8, 2013

Douglas M. Catron, PhD, passed away in Henderson, Nevada, on April 8, 2013. He was 71.

Doug came to Iowa State in 1978. He was tenured and promoted to associate professor in 1984. Doug taught freshman composition, technical writing, and a variety of undergraduate literature courses, including the British Survey, Introduction to Literary Studies, and Science Fiction.

For several years he was a member of the unofficial English department band known as “BBC,” which stood for Boston, Broadhead, and Catron. Doug played guitar and displayed a mellow baritone voice. Not everyone knew that Doug served in the United States Air Force, where he was a military policeman and an expert in judo. Facing health problems later in his career, Doug retired on January 4, 2004.

Nelda Christian

January 1, 1936 – January 9, 2014

Nelda Cobb Christian, age 78, of Ames, Iowa, passed away Jan. 9, 2014, at her home. A gathering of friends and family will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care, 414 Lincoln Way, with a celebration of life memorial service at Gilbert Lutheran Church in Gilbert, Iowa, at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014.

She was born to the late Numa and Leota Cobb, Jan. 1, 1936, in Gibsonville, N.C., Nelda graduated from McLeansville High School in 1954 and received a baccalaureate from University of North Carolina-Greensboro, in 1958. She married the late Dr. Lauren Christian in 1959 and they lived in Madison, Wis., and Knoxville, Tenn., before making their home north of Ames for the next 50 years.

Nelda was a home economics and physical education teacher until she retired in 1961 to become a mother to Chandra, and later Russell. Nelda was active in sports, volunteer coaching in Gilbert, 4-H, Story County and Iowa State Fair activities, and the swine industry. In particular, she was a representative of the Iowa Purebred Association for the Pork Board, served on the Iowa Pork Producers, and was a driving force behind the "Taste of Elegance," a program of the Iowa Pork Tenderloin Judging Committee. She was dedicated to youth development and started the Gilbert grade school girls' softball and basketball programs, served as a volunteer 4-H leader for over 20 years, and was on the Story County Fair Board for many years. Her outgoing, curious, and welcoming nature was notable and especially evident in her (and Lauren's) international travel as well as her creating a family extension of colleagues, graduate students, and foreign visitors. Nelda never met a stranger and she lived life on her own terms.

Nelda is survived by daughter, Chandra Christian of Efland, N.C. and son, Russell Christian (Chris) of Mount Horeb, Wis.; and grandchildren, Clementine and Django Christian of Mount Horeb. She is also survived by brothers, Dr. Numa Watt Cobb II (Carolyn) and Dr. Steven Cobb (Deb) of Greensboro, N.C., and Eric Cobb (Sandra) of Gibsonville, N.C. She is preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Lauren Christian, in 1998; sister, Dolphine (Bug) Cobb Wright; and parents, Numa Cobb and Leota Cobb.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Story County 4-H Endowment, in memory of Nelda Christian, at the Iowa 4-H Foundation, Extension 4-H Youth Building, Iowa State University, 50011-3630. On line condolences may be directed to: www.grandonfuneralandcremationcare.com

Tribute by brother-in-law, Allen Christian
Nelda Christian
January 1, 1936 – January 9, 2014

Nelda Cobb Christian, wife of the late Dr. Lauren Christian (Distinguished Professor of Animal Science), was born Jan. 1, 1936 to the late Numa and Leota Cobb, in Gibsonville, North Carolina.  She passed away on Jan. 9, 2014.

She was educated in North Carolina and was a graduate of the University of North Carolina Greensboro.  Nelda and Lauren were married in Dec. of 1959 and to this union, a daughter Chandra and a son Russell, were born.  She was particularly blessed with the births of her grandchildren, Clementine and Django Christian.  

Nelda was very active in the Story County 4-H program, the Iowa State Fair and the Iowa Pork Producer Association.  She was also a very avid bridge player.

She and Lauren traveled widely, consulting and speaking to groups in many counties.  They quite often entertained foreign friends and visitors during their U.S. visits.

Nelda was a very special person – outgoing and uninhibited – she lived life on her own terms!

God Bless you, Nelda.

Tribute by Animal Science Department
Nelda Christian
January 1, 1936 – January 9, 2014

Nelda was the wife of the late Lauren Christian, a Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agriculture in animal science, who was an ISU faculty member for 33 years.  After Lauren’s death in 1998, Nelda continued her involvement in 4-H, the Story and Iowa State Fairs, and the swine industry.

Roberta J. Chrystal

January 2, 1926 – December 3, 2013

Roberta J. Chrystal, 87, a long-term residence of eastern Iowa, died on Tuesday, December 3, in an assisted living facility in Alpharetta, GA.  Visitation will be held at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 11 from 5-7 pm.  Services will be held at Golden Congregational UCC Church, Ryan, IA on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 11 am.  

Survivors include her 4 children Carrol Chrystal of Kennewick, WA; Cynthia Chrystal, Johns Creek, GA; Brian Chrystal, Delhi, IA and Michelle (Jeffrey) Warner of Johns Creek, GA.  She is survived by 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.  Roberta is preceded in death by her husband, Harold; her parents James E. and Emma (Zimmerman) Shover; three sisters Lucille Hallett, Irene Locke, Perle Zumbach; one brother, James R. Shover and one grandson, Christopher Chrystal.

Roberta was born on January 2, 1926 near Ryan, IA.  On September 26, 1948, she was united in marriage with Harold R. Chrystal.  Roberta was a grade/high school teacher in Nemaha, Garnavillo and Ryan Public School Systems.   She and her husband farmed in Delaware, Buchanan and Linn counties.  She served as a 4-H leader in Delaware and Buchanan Counties.  As a life-long member of the Golden Church she served in many capacities including Sunday School teacher, youth group leader and a member/officer of the Women’s Fellowship and Home Builder’s Club.  During her 30-year tenure with the Iowa State University Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, Roberta served over 1000 families in Linn County.  

Memorials may be directed to the Golden Church Roberta Chrystal Memorial Fund (Golden Church, 2959 190th Ave, Ryan, IA 52330) or the Linn County Deputy’s Association- Food Basket Fund (Linn County Deputy's Association- Food Basket, Attention Sharene, PO Box 669,  Cedar Rapids, IA 52406).  Condolences may be sent to Roberta Chrystal Family, 1255 Vintage Club Drive, Johns Creek, GA 30097.

John R. Clem

April 24, 1938 – August 2, 2013

Professor John Clem passed Aug. 2, 2013, after a four-year battle with mesothelioma. John was born in 1938 in Waukegan, Ill. His parents were trained as teachers. John received scholarships at the University of Illinois, where he earned an undergraduate degree in engineering physics. He married his high school sweetheart, Judith (Judy), after college graduation. He continued his study of physics in graduate school at Illinois, focusing on theory of superconductivity, and earned a doctorate degree under John Bardeen. After postdoctoral appointments in Maryland and Münich, John joined the Iowa State University physics department and Ames Laboratory in 1967, and enjoyed 46 years of collaboration with ISU and Ames Lab colleagues.

John had a strong appreciation for the beauty of nature and the underlying theories that govern the flow of the natural world. He was named a distinguished professor at ISU, received the 2012 Award for Continuing and Significant Contributions in the Field of Applied Superconductivity from the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) Council on Superconductivity, and is known as the “father of the 2 dimensional pancake vortex.”

He also was an avid vocalist, who enjoyed singing baritone in Ames’ Collegiate Presbyterian Church choir, ISU’s Musica Antiqua, and conference banquets. John and Judy have enjoyed long associations with Ames Town and Gown, Collegiate Presbyterian Church, the Iowa State Center Performing Arts program and a couples’ book club.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Clem; one sister, Caryl Clem; two children, Paul Clem and Jean (Clem) Latzke; and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at Collegiate Presbyterian Church in Ames. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4, at Adam Funeral Home in Ames.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation’s William R. Bliss Cancer Center.

Charles Day Conover

July 23, 1922 – January 26, 2014
    
Charles Day Conover was born in Oskaloosa, Iowa, on July 23, 1922, to Walton and Ethel Day Conover. Charles received his early education near his farm home and later graduated from William Penn College in Oskaloosa. He passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2014, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell, Iowa, at the age of ninety-one.

On June 24, 1955, Charles was united in marriage with Dorothy Harthoorn at the Sully Christian Reformed Church. They were blessed with three children: Wes, Carolyn, and Bonita. After his marriage Charles farmed and later enjoyed working at Rural Concern Hotline for twenty years.

Charles was a member of the Sully Community Church where he served in many capacities. He enjoyed reading and fishing.

Those left to cherish his memory are: his three children and their spouses: Wes and Jan Conover of Sully, Carolyn and Dale Rolffs of Lynnville, and Bonita and Curt Jansen of Newton; eight grandchildren: Chad (Beth) Conover, Anna (Darin) Arkema, Jenna (Brad) Chamra, Alaina (Kennan) Archer, Trent (Joa) Rolffs, Natasha (Nathan) Nikkel, Shawn Jansen, and Ryan Jansen; six great-grandchildren: Brooke, Will, and Tyler Conover and Evan, Andrew, and Kate Arkema; sisters-in-law, Norma Conover, Nellie Harthoorn, Cora Jansen, and Ernestine Dieleman.

He was preceded in death by: his parents; his wife, Dorothy, August 21, 2008; his siblings, Louise Augustine and Bruce Conover.

John Dudley Corbett

March 23, 1926 – September 2, 2013

It is appropriate that a man who truly loved his life's work - and who at age 87 went to his office daily - would pass away on the day that celebrated and honored workers, Labor Day, Sep 2, 2013. John Dudley Corbett, a resident of Ames for over sixty years, died six days after a severe stroke.

John was a Distinguished Professor at Iowa State University who joined the faculty in 1952 in inorganic chemistry. In his long career, he was mentor and co-researcher to scores of graduate and post-doctoral students, many of whom he still keeps in close contact with and who praise his mentorship, friendship, energy, and enthusiasm for chemistry. John received virtually every major award in his field, notably the Humboldt Prize (1985), membership in the National Academy of Sciences (1992) and the Distinguished Service Award from the American Chemical Society (2000). In 2007 he established an endowed professorship at ISU in his name.

John was born March 23, 1926 in Yakima, Washington to Alexander and Elizabeth Corbett. In high school, he practiced falconry, was a skilled ice-skater, and met F. Irene Lienkaemper, with whom he flirted in Latin class, took to Puget Sound on family vacations, and married in 1948. After living in Seattle and finishing his doctorate at the University of Washington, John and Irene moved to Ames where they raised three children south of town. John treasured his time tending the garden and puttering in the yard and woods; the physical effort and dirt under his fingernails was the perfect complement to all the brain-time spent on chemistry. A board member of Ames Town and Gown, John loved classical music and lingered after church to hear the organ recessional. He adored great food and enthusiastically explored ethnic cuisine on his world travel to chemistry conferences. His current passport has only a few unstamped pages.

John is survived by son Jim (Berkeley, CA), daughter Julia (Utah and Wyoming), brother Dave (Seattle), and grandsons Max, Tom, and Michael. He was preceded in death by wife Irene, son Scott, grandson Gabriel, and brother Don.

A memorial service will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church, 2338 Lincoln Way in Ames on Friday Sep. 6 at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John's Anglican Episcopal Church or the Youth & Shelter Services, Inc., both in Ames.

Roger Wayne Coulson

May 7, 1921 – September 17, 2013

Roger Wayne Coulson was born in Burlington, Iowa on May 7, 1921 to Elvin and Eleanor Coulson. Roger graduated from Fort Madison High School, and completed his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from University of Iowa. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps on Peleliu Island during World War II. After his return, he taught high school and became the principal at Wilton High School in Wilton, Iowa. It was there that he met and, in 1949, married Bette Sunderlin. They spent the first 18 years of their married life in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he taught at Butler University and where their daughters Sally and Jane were born and raised. In 1968, they moved to Ames for him to head the Child Development Department at Iowa State. He retired from Iowa State in 1988 but continued to be actively involved in educational, counseling, and other volunteer services.

Roger was especially proud of the Bureau of Clinical Services at Butler University which he founded with his co-director, Dr. David P. Torbet, and his service as a consultant to the Pastoral Care and Counseling Center in Indianapolis. He is remembered by many whose lives benefited from his teaching and counseling in Indianapolis, in Boise, Idaho, and throughout Iowa. He is especially remembered at Collegiate United Methodist Church and Wesley Foundation in Ames, for his volunteer counseling and for his Parenting Class as well as many other ministries. His professional memberships include: Phi Delta Kappa, Kappa Delta Pi, National Education Association, Indiana State Teachers Association, National Council on Measurements in Education, American Psychological Association, Council for Exceptional Children, and the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Roger loved working with children and students, reading, learning, gardening, beautiful music, the Iowa State Cyclones, and a good laugh. His greatest pride was his family. The legacy that Roger would want is for his philosophies of service to mankind and of acceptance and love of all of God’s children exactly as they are, to flourish throughout the world.

Roger passed peacefully from this life on September 17, 2013 in the presence of his family. He was a dedicated educator and counselor throughout his career and his retirement.

Roger is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Bette; his daughters, Sally (John) Johannsen and Jane (Gerry) Kennedy; grandchildren, Jenny Johannsen, Dan (Kerri) Johannsen, Kristin (Travis) Sullivan, Ryan (Stacey) Beeman Wieland and Laura (Ian) Chidister; step-grandchildren, Jennifer (Keith) Kaiser and Chris (Laura) Kennedy; 14 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Richard (Sandra) Coulson. He will be fondly remembered by his family, a host of dear friends, and countless students.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Forest Coulson; and sister Geneva Kopp.

Memorial contributions may be made to Collegiate United Methodist Church and Wesley Foundation.

Joe Vernon Crawford

August 30, 1921 – September 28, 2013

Joe Vernon Crawford was born August 30, 1921 to Charles W. and Elinor (Neel) Crawford in Otis, Colorado. He spent his childhood in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and graduated from Franklin High School. Joe then earned Bachelor of Science and Master’s Degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University. He served in the United States Army during WWII, from 1943 to 1946. Joe and Betty Brown were married in Cedar Rapids on September 17, 1950. He worked for Rockwell Collins for 9 years and then taught mechanical and freshman engineering at Iowa State from 1958 to 1987.

Joe was a member of Bethesda Lutheran Church and the choir, the Ames Kiwanis and the Red Friar’s Club. He was an avid singer, golfer, bowler, antiquer, ballroom dancer and Cyclone fan. Joe was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.

Joe passed away September 28, 2013 at Northcrest Community in Ames at 92 years of age.

Joe is survived by his son, Steve (Pat) Crawford of Urbandale; his daughter, Ellen Mullen of Ames; his grandchildren, Matthew, Joseph (Rachel), Steffanie (RJ), Elizabeth, Leanna and Allison; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Riley Crawford; and his beloved wife, Betty.

Lucille “Lucy” Crom

February 6, 1930 – January 31, 2014
    
Lucille (Lucy) Ritter Crom, age 83, of Geneva , Illinois, passed away Friday, January 31, 2014 under hospice care at GreenFields of Geneva.

Lucy was born February 6. 1930 in Newton, Iowa, the daughter of Roy A. and Lettie Inez (Rhordanz) Ritter. She spent her early years on the family farm near Reasnor where she attended a one-room country school and was significantly influenced by her involvement in 4-H.

As a Newton High School student she wrote for the school newspaper, participated in the marching band and was elected to a national scholastic society. At Iowa State University she majored in child development, was active in numerous campus organizations and a member and vice president of Sigma Kappa Sorority.

On June 9, 1950, she married Robert L. (Bob) Crom and moved with him to Mason City, Iowa. There she did volunteer work with the local YWCA and occasionally joined Bob in his broadcasts on radio station KGLO featuring agricultural and homemaking news.

While living in Alexandria, Virginia she worked in Washington, DC, for an insurance adjusters firm. In Fargo, North Dakota, she was a founding member of Faith Methodist Church and active in the North Dakota State University Faculty Wives Club. At Michigan State University she was a staff member at the Center for English as a Second Language. During the family's years in Ames, Iowa, she worked for 20 years in the Office of Admissions and Records at Iowa State where co-workers described her as "always so kind and thoughtful."

Upon her husband's retirement as Director of Extension and Outreach at the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, in 1993, they moved from Washington, DC, to Ten Mile Lake near Hackensack, Minnesota. There she became a deacon in her church, active in PEO, and served on the Board of the Walker Area Food Shelf.

Lucy loved animals, flowers and the beauty of nature. Above all she found satisfaction in the love, cohesiveness and support of her family during times of illness, trauma and tragedy.

She was preceded in death by a son, Richard (Rick) Crom; brother, Howard Ritter; sister, Dorothy Horman; and her parents. She is survived by her husband Robert and three children--Penny Crom (Chris Mroz) of Grand Junction, Colorado; Linda (William) Kearney of Winfield, Illinois; and Randall Crom (Julie) of Washington, DC; five grandchildren--Alisa, Scott and Nick Kearney; Hilary and Max Mroz; and one great grandchild, Ryan Scott Kearney.

Visitation will be February 4, 3 to 7 p.m. at Yurs Funeral Home, 1771 West State Street, Geneva, Illinois 60134. A memorial service will be held at Union Congregational Church in Hackensack, Minnesota, on Monday, July 28th with visitation an hour before the 11 a.m. service. Burial will be at the Ames (Iowa) Municipal Cemetery at a future date.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the PEO Education Loan Fund at the PEO Executive Office, 3700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312; or to the Iowa 4-H Foundation, designated for the Robert and Lucy Ritter Crom 4-H Volunteer Endowment Fund, at the Extension 4-H Youth Bldg., Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-3630.

To leave an online condolence or remembrance to the family, visit the funeral homes' obituary page at www.yursfuneralhomes.com. For more information, please call Yurs Funeral Home of Geneva, 630-232-7337 or like us on Facebook.

Tribute from her husband, Bob Crom
Lucille “Lucy” Crom
February 6, 1930 – January 31, 2014

Lucy Crom served for nearly twenty years as a staff member of the Office of Admissions and Records at Iowa State. She was a faculty wife, a member of Collegiate United Methodist Church, chaired the Sigma Kappa Sorority Alumni Board, and served in numerous supportive capacities within the Ames community, including the schools her children--Penny, Linda, Randy and Rick-- attended.

As a receptionist in Admissions and Records she came to know and help many students. Some got to know her so well they would greet her with a “Hi Lucy” when they saw her on campus.  Co-workers described her as “kind and thoughtful”.    

She was the daughter of Roy and Lettie Ritter, born February 6, 1930 in Newton, Iowa, where she also attended high school. She died January 31, 2014 in Geneva Illinois, where she and her husband Bob were residents of the GreenFields of Geneva retirement community.

A memorial service will be held in Hackensack, Minnesota, Monday, July 28th at the Union Congregational Church, with visitation an hour before the 11 a.m. service.

Inurnment in the Ames Municipal Cemetery took place May 17.

Dolores Mae DoBell

February 13, 1931 – February 7, 2014

Dolores Mae DoBell was born February 13, 1931 to Robert and Genevieve Clarke in DeKalb, Illinois. Delores grew up in Olney, Illinois and graduated valedictorian of her high school class in 1949. She later graduated from Bradley University with a teaching license.

Dolores married David DoBell on September 12, 1953 in Peoria, Illinois. They had three sons. She had lived in Ames for 47 years. Dolores taught 3rd and 4th grade, worked as a librarian, a factory worker and worked at Iowa State University for 18 years, finishing her career serving foreign students in the Agricultural Department.

She enjoyed music, singing in the church choir and Song Birds and playing flute in the Heart of Iowa Senior Band. Doe gardened, played cards and traveled. She was a member of Bethesda Lutheran Church, P.E.O. and Sigma Alpha Iota Sorority.

Dolores passed away February 7, 2014 at Bethany Manor in Story City at 82 years of age.

Delores is survived by her sons, Dwight (Darlene) DoBell, of Rochester, Minnesota, Daniel (Cindy) DoBell, of Corning, New York and Donald DoBell, of Ames; three grandchildren, Nicole, Joshua and Michael; and one great-grandchild, Alexander.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dave; two sisters, Marion and Anne; and an infant son, Donald.

Doe will be remembered for her love and devotion to her boys, her beautiful soprano voice and her service to foreign students. God bless her memory.

Banks C. Doggett, Jr.

January 29, 1929 – September 27, 2013

Banks C. Doggett, Jr., 84 of Clinton, Iowa passed away Friday, September 27, 2013, at Mercy South, Clinton.

Memorial services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 19, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church. A luncheon in Webb Hall at the church will follow the service. Cremation rites were accorded and there will be no grave side at this time. The Clinton Chapel Snell-Zornig Funeral Homes & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting his obituary at www.snellzornig.com.

Banks was born January 29, 1929 on Brown Summit, NC, the son of Banks C. and Elizabeth (Dobbs) Doggett, Sr. He was a graduate of Reidsville High School in North Carolina, received his BA in social science and political science from High Point University in High Point, NC and also received his Masters of Theology from Westminister Seminary in Maryland, now known as Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. Banks married Phyllis Neal November 3, 1950 in Brown Summit, NC.

Banks was a former Methodist Minister, having served a church in Harford, Maryland before coming to Iowa to serve as a Methodist rural parish director with 11 churches in Appanoose County and its border from 1954-1960. He spent another year helping a small church in Brighton, Iowa build a new church building and then retired.

From there Banks went on to work at a farmer’s mutual coop and then served as the Deputy Secretary to the Secretary of Agriculture until 1966. Banks then went to work as the 4-H and Youth Leader for the Iowa Extension Service in the 8 counties of Northeast Iowa. Banks was instrumental in the development of early use of computers in the Extension program and worked from the state office for the last two years before retiring from the Iowa State Extension Service in 1989.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis of Clinton, IA; children, Arica (David) Jansen of Clinton; Gordon Neal Doggett of Minneapolis, MN and Cherryl Lynn (Rollin) Nothwehr of Minneapolis, MN; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren and brother Wesley (Leonor) Doggett of Raleigh, NC.

He was preceded in death by his parents and son, John Benjamin Doggett.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Unionville United Methodist Church (Unionville, Iowa), Camp Courageous (Monticello, Iowa) www.campcourageous.org, or any other church or cause a person feels strongly about.

Lois Marie Dreeszen

October 3, 1916 – February 13, 2013

Lois Dreeszen, 94, of Ames, died February 13 at Northcrest Healthcare Center. Memorial services will be held in March in the Green Room at Northcrest. Inurnment will be in the Ames Municipal Cemetery.

Lois Marie Dreeszen was born October 3, 1916 on the Hathaway farm near Pierson, Iowa to Whitmer W. and Eva Marie (Hathaway) Royer. She joined the Methodist Church in Kingsley, Iowa as a young girl. For seven years Loisattended country school. In 1933 at the age of 16, she graduated as valedictorian from Kingsley High School. She attended Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls and received an Intermediate Teaching degree.

For three years she enjoyed teaching fifth and sixth grades at Grand Meadow Consolidated School in Cherokee County. It was there that Lois met her future husband, EmmettDreeszen of Cushing. They were married on June 1, 1938, and she joined him in Early, IA where they established their first home together. They were married for 72 years. In 1942 they moved to Des Moines where Emmett accepted a position as a science teacher at Callanan Jr. High School. In 1944 when Emmett received a commission in the U.S. Navy, they moved to Oak Ridge, TN.

After five years in Tennessee they moved to Ames where Emmett accepted a position in the Ames Laboratory at Iowa State College. Lois joined the Faculty Women’s Club, United Methodist Women and Chapter O of TTT and held offices in all three organizations. For twenty years she worked part-time in student registration at Iowa State University.

In 1994 Lois and Emmett moved to Northcrest Retirement Community in Ames. Loisloved to play cards, attend Cyclone football and basketball games, and travel to foreign countries as a member of the Friendship Force. She was a wonderful neighbor who enjoyed making new friends. She took pride in meticulous housekeeping and family members can attest that she could spot a piece of lint on the carpet twenty feet away.

Lois was a devoted mother to three sons, Lynn (Jane) of Scotts Valley, CA, Steve (Donna) of Revere, MA, and Bryce (Paula) of Interlochen, MI; and daughter, Dee, of Ames.

Besides her children, she leaves to mourn her death eleven grandchildren and step-grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many friends.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Shelley Jane; son, Lynn; sister, Iris Widmark; and two brothers, Dean Royer and Clair Royer.

Memorial contributions should be directed to the G.S. Nichols Scholarship Fund, Collegiate United Methodist Church, 2622 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa 50014.

Online condolences may be made at www.adamssoderstrum.com. Adams Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Woodrow Emmett Dreeszen

November 10, 1912 – March 13, 2013

Emmett Dreeszen 100, of Ames passed away March 13, at Northcrest Health Care Center in Ames. Emmett was born on November 10, 1912, on a farm near Pierson, Iowa. His parents were Rudolph J. and Louise (Bruene) Dreeszen. His given name was Woodrow Emmett, but he was known as Emmett through his lifetime, as his parents feared he would be known as “Woody”.

Emmett was christened at Rock Branch, a rural church near Pierson. When he was three years old, the family moved to a farm near Correctionville, Iowa, where he entered country school. When he was six the family moved to a farm near Cushing, Iowa, where Emmett finished country school and graduated from Cushing High School in 1928 at the age of fifteen.

Emmett attended Wartburg College for three years, and then graduated from what was then Iowa State College in Ames in 1932. He taught country school for two years in Ida County, Iowa; from 1935-1937, he was a high school principal and athletic coach at Grand Meadow High School in Cherokee County, and high school principal and coach at Early, Iowa, from 1937-1942.

It was while teaching at Early that he married Lois Royer of Kingsley, Iowa. Here two sons, Lynn A. and Steven K., were born. In 1942 the family moved to Des Moines. Emmett taught science at Callanan Jr. High School until 1944 when he accepted a commission as an officer in the U.S. Navy. He was assigned to the Manhattan Project at Oak Ridge, TN. While living in Oak Ridge a daughter, Dee A., was born in 1948.
In 1948 Emmett accepted a position as Information Manager in the Ames Laboratory at Iowa State College. He held this position until his retirement in 1978. In 1956 a third son, Bryce W., was born.

From 1994 until his death he and Lois lived at the Northcrest Retirement Community in Ames.

He had a lifelong interest in sports, as both a participant and spectator. He was an avid bowler and golfed into his 90’s. In 2002 he and Lois were recognized for having been season ticket holders for football and basketball at Iowa State for fifty-four years.

He was a sixty year member of the Ames Lions Club and received the Monarch Award from Lions Clubs International. He served for a number of years in the Broken Arrow Council of the Boy Scouts of America and received the Silver Beaver Award.

He participated in the work of his church, the Collegiate United Methodist Church and Wesley Foundation, as a Sunday School teacher and participant on various committees.

Emmett will be remembered by his family for his unfailing generosity, positive attitude, and his “Mr. Fix-it” abilities. He and Lois enjoyed playing cards and travel, having visited many places in the world as members of the Friendship Force.
Emmett is survived by his sons, Steve (Donna) of Revere, MA and Bryce (Paula) of Interlochen, MI; daughter, Dee, of Ames and daughter-in-law, Jane, of Scotts Valley, CA; eleven grandchildren and step-grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and his sister, Velma Goettsch, of Holstein, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lois in 2011; son, Lynn; daughter, Shelley Jane, who died in infancy; brothers, Wesley and Elvie; and sister, Ina Volkert.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., April 6, at Northcrest Community.

Memorial contributions should be directed to the G.S. Nichols Scholarship Fund, c/o Collegiate United Methodist Church, 2622 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa, 50014.
Online condolences may be left at adamssoderstrum.com

Wesley Herman Ebert

November 9, 1924 – April 5, 2014

Wesley H. Ebert, age 89, of Nevada, Iowa, died Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Story County Senior Care in Nevada.

The family will receive friends at Ryan Funeral Home in Nevada from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, May 2, 2014, followed by a Memorial Service at 7:00 p.m. Pastor Myron Herzberg will officiate. Burial will be in Nevada Municipal Cemetery.

Wesley Herman Ebert was born to William and Lydia (Storbeck) Ebert on November 9, 1924, on a farm near Paullina, Iowa. He was baptized in 1924, and confirmed his faith at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in 1936.

Wesley graduated from Hartley High School in 1942, then entered the Army Air Force. He was honorably discharged from military service in March, 1946, and returned to Iowa to attend Iowa State College, graduating in February, 1951.

On May 31, 1953, he married Margaret Jane Maxwell in Bedford, Iowa.

Wesley taught and coached at Ogden, Iowa from 1951-55, and in Lake View, Iowa, from 1955-56. From 1956-59, he taught and served as principal of the Ballard School District. Wesley earned his master's degree from Colorado State College in August, 1954. In 1959, he was hired as Administrative Coordinator of the Economics Department at Iowa State University and settled with his family in Nevada. He retired in 1984, and made his home for several years in Sun City, Arizona.

Wesley was a member of Memorial Lutheran Church in Nevada and attended Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Arizona. He enjoyed sports, his family, church activities, traveling, and the outdoors. He was an active member of Lions Club for over 50 years and had perfect attendance for 18 years.

Survivors include two children, Mary (Chester) Arthur of Ringwood, OK, and William (Kathy) Ebert of Washington; a granddaughter, Jodi Marie Ebert of Washington; and a nephew, Jack Langholz and his children Kyle, Kim, and Michelle.

He was preceded in death by his wife Margaret in 2008; his parents; a brother, Walter Ebert; and two sisters, Lenora Mathison and Luella Kuehl.

Memorials in Wesley's name may be directed to Memorial Lutheran Church or the Iowa Lions Foundation. Ryan Funeral Home in Nevada has been entrusted with the care of Wesley and his family.

Tribute by daughter Mary Arthur
Wesley Ebert
November 9, 1924 – April 5, 2014

•    Date of Birth: November 9, 1924
•    Date of Death: April 5, 2014
•    ISU Work Experience: Was Administration Assistant for the Economics Department from 1959 to 1984 (25 years).
•    Highlight of His Employment: He the first Administrative Assistant at Iowa State University (I found this fact out at his memorial service).  
•    Personal Memory: Dad loved the Iowa State Cyclones, the St Louis Cardinals, Law & Order, Wheel of Fortune, the ribs at Hickory Park and his family.

Submitted by His Daughter (also on ISU grad), Mary (Ebert) Arthur

Dorothy L. Ekberg

August 17, 1922 – November 21, 2013

Dorothy L. Ekberg passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 21, 2013 in Ames. She was a resident of Green Hills Retirement Community.

Dorothy was born on August 17, 1922 in Hankinson, ND to William and Cora Heley. The family moved to Fergus Falls where Dorothy graduated from Fergus Falls High School. She received a bachelor of arts degree in sociology from Carlton College. Dorothy was united in marriage to Carl E. Ekberg, Jr. on May 25, 1944. A few days after their wedding Carl reported for duty in the U.S. Navy serving on a seaplane tender in the Pacific Theater.

Following discharge from the Navy in 1946, Dorothy and Carl returned to the University of Minnesota where Carl pursued graduate studies in structural engineering. The family made their home in Minneapolis, and thereafter in Fargo, ND and Bethlehem, PA. In 1959, Carl became the Head of the Civil Engineering Department at Iowa State University.

Dorothy served as advisor for the C.E. Student Wives Club, and was a member of the University Faculty Women’s Club, P.E.O. and the Collegiate Presbyterian Church. Dorothy’s greatest joy was her family. She was an avid bridge player, loved to read and was a devoted fan of ISU Athletics. Dorothy and Carl traveled extensively throughout the world and after retirement in 1988 enjoyed many winters in Naples, FL.

Dorothy is survived by two daughters, Gretchen (Jurgen) Brommelhoff of Acton, MA, and Janet Ekberg of San Rafael, CA; two sons, Carl (Patricia) Ekberg III of Rutherford, TN and Thomas Ekberg of Black Diamond, WA; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl; her parents; her brother, Ray Heley; and her sister, Frances Smith.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 30, at Collegiate Presbyterian Church in Ames. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Collegiate Presbyterian Church or to the Carl and Dorothy Ekberg Structural Engineering Scholarship Fund in care of the ISU Foundation.

Karen Elaine Epstein

June 20, 2013 – August 5, 2013

Karen Elaine Epstein, 69, of Ames died on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013 at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. Per her wishes, her body has been cremated and no public services will be held.

Karen was born on June 20, 1944, in Ames to Roy R. and Evelyn A. (Messenbrink) DeMoss. She was a 1963 Ames High School graduate. On Aug. 2, 1964, Karen married Steve E. Epstein in Ames. She was employed at Homeward of Ames. Karen loved animals, birds and every baby she ever saw.

She is survived by her husband, Steve Epstein, of Ames; two sons, Devon, of Ames, and Derrick (Amy), of Sioux Falls, S.D.; four grandchildren, Rielly Morgan Epstein, Kennidi Epstein Kellor, Ryker Epstein and Trevon Epstein; and one brother, Roy (Joann) DeMoss Jr., of Ames.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Gary W. DeMoss; and one sister, Lynn Beach.

A memorial fund has been established in loving memory of Karen at Ames Animal Shelter.

Chet Ryan Mortuary in Nevada has been entrusted with the care of Karen and her family.

Gary Virgil Erickson

August 12, 1941 – May 1, 2014

Gary V. Erickson, 72, of Stanhope, died Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the Foster Chapel, with Pastor Mark Petrie officiating. Burial will be in the South Marion Cemetery, southwest of Stanhope, with military honors. Visitation will be at the Foster Funeral and Cremation Center from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday and prior to the service on Tuesday.

Gary Virgil Erickson, son of Virgil and Beverly Speck Erickson, was born August 12, 1941 at Webster City. He graduated from Stanhope Consolidated School in 1959. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Gary graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in farm operations. On September 14, 1968, he married Linda Sue Hostetler at Colo, Iowa. The couple farmed south of Stanhope for 46 years. He was also an active pork producer for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Linda; daughters and sons-in-law, Suzanne and Douglas Sogard of Stanhope; Shelley and Alex Woodall of Kamrar; grandchildren, Michaela, Nathan, Katelyn and Landon Sogard; Jenna, Jessica and Jillian Woodall; brother, Larry (Judy) Erickson of Waukee; sisters, Charlotte Danet of Traverse City, MI; Nancy (Roger) Allen of Montezuma; several nieces and nephews.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a member of the Stanhope Parish, a Clear Lake Township trustee, a member of the Hamilton County Pork Producers, and "The Office" coffee club.

Casper “Cap” Thomas Estrem

February 5, 1919 – July 7, 2013

Casper "Cap" Thomas Estrem was born February 5, 1919 to Howard S. and Lydia (Rimathe) Estrem in Slater. He served in the United States Army, 34th Division during WWII and was awarded a Purple Heart. Cap and Imogene Brazelton were married April 23, 1944. He was employed by the Slater Creamery and then Iowa State University as a maintenance mechanic. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and Slater American Legion. Cap liked to tinker with clocks and cars, collect antiques and attend Iowa State athletic events. Cap and Imogene moved from Slater to Ames in 1979.
Cap passed away July 7, 2013 at Rolling Green Village in Nevada at 94 years of age.

He is survived by his wife, Imogene Estrem of Ames; two daughters, Shelley (Marc) Lott of Ames and Sharman (Steve McCann) Niss of Des Moines; his daughter-in-law, Ardy (Bruce) Hinds of Ames; two sisters, Hazel Houge and Lucille Accola, both of Ames; seven grandchildren, Lynn Estrem of Des Moines, Mark (Tina) Estrem of Slater, Kurt (April) Estrem of Slater, Shannon (Travis) Sayer of Clear Lake, Ryan (Holly) Lott of Ames, Mike (Brandi) Niss of Des Moines, and Jason (Gwen) Niss of Des Moines; and seven great-grandchildren.

Cap was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Bill Estrem; and his sister, Rachel Lowman.

A memorial has been established in his name. Soderstrum Funeral Home in Slater is assisting the family with arrangements.

Eileen M. Exner

February 23, 1917 – September 4, 2013

Eileen Exner passed away on Sept. 4, 2013, in Bettendorf. She was born on Feb. 23, 1917, to Orma Smithers and Jennie (Papineau) Smithers in Ogdensburg, N.Y. She spent her young life on a dairy farm as part of a large family. Recognized early for intellectual potential, she received a scholarship to attend the New York State College of Agriculture. She went on to graduate from Syracuse University, magna cum laude, in 1939. After a period as a traveling 4-H Club agent, Eileen became associate 4-H agent in Onondaga County. She served as president of the Central District Home Economics Association, chairman of the State 4-H Club Foods and Nutrition Committee and member of the Onondaga Victory Garden Council during World War II.

Upon his return from the war, Max Exner married Eileen in 1945, moving to Ames in 1947. In Ames, Eileen devoted much of her time to raising four children. She was a 4-H leader through her children’s formative years and was active in a wide range of peace and justice efforts. Eileen contributed to community vitality as a precinct voter organizer, Town & Gown Concert Association board member, Midwest representative in the National Association of Foreign Student Affairs and treasurer of the American-Indonesian Friendship Association. As international chair on the Ames YWCA board of directors, she co-founded and was first president of Friends of Foreign Wives (now Friends of International Women). Eileen and Max opened their hearts and home to international ISU students and families, building strong bonds of friendship and understanding. Delicious home cooking, conversation, games and music enlivened the gatherings in the Exner household. Their guest book reads like a world atlas. The couple led the Ames International Folk Dancers for many years, drawing together campus and community members for a rich experience of shared cultures and interpersonal connections.

Anyone who knew Eileen came away with a glad heart. Her faith formed the foundation of her family and community roles. She served for many years at United Church of Christ, investing time and talents in Women’s Fellowship, Church Women United, the Sun Catcher Workshop and children’s church schools. She and Max were also contributing members of First United Methodist Church in Boone.

During Eileen’s eight-year residency at the Iowa Masonic Health Facilities in Bettendorf, she was attended by caring staff and nearby family, engaging in many activities of interest and joy. From short cruises on the Mississippi River to singing hymns in church services and folk tunes from her late husband’s song books, Eileen’s life maintained enrichment and wonder to the end. Her appreciation for the natural world and sense of humor remained animated as well.

Eileen was preceded in death by her husband, Max, of 60 years; one daughter, Holly Exner Thompson; and four siblings, Barbara, Harold, Ray and Don.

She is survived by her children, Rick Exner (Sue Jarnagin), of Ames, Heide (Henry) Larson, of LeClaire, and Alison (Helmut) Kaiser, of Columbia, Mo.; five grandchildren, Alodie Larson, Heidemarie Laurent, Roselinde Henderson, Skylin Exner Thompson and Gavin Exner Thompson; one sister, Shera Cannon; two sisters-in-law, Carol and Betty Smithers; and many nieces and nephews.

Donations in memory of Eileen may be made to Heifer International at info@heifer.org or Heifer International, P.O. Box 8058, Little Rock AR 72203; the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org or Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington D.C. 20090-6011; or Iowa Masonic Health Facilities, P.O. Box 70, Bettendorf, IA 52722.

Tribute by her daughter, Heide Larson
Eileen M. Exner
February 23, 1917 – September 4, 2013

ISU work experience:
Eileen was married to Max Exner, ISU Extension Music Specialist, and devoted many years to the Ames community as well as ISU. She was Midwest representative in the National Association of Foreign Student Affairs, treasurer of the American-Indonesian Freindship Association, and co-founder and first president of Friends of Foriegn Wives (now Friends of International Women).

Highlight of their employment:
Eileen and Max opened their hearts and home to international ISU students and families, building bonds of friendship and understanding. Their guest book reads like a world atlas.

Personal memory:
My parents led the Ames Internaional Folk Dancers for many years, drawing together campus and community members for a rich experience of shared cultures and interpersonal connections. I remember many a temperate evening dancing on the terrace of the Memorial Union to music from all over the world with peoples from all over the world, including students and faculty.

Other thoughts to share:
Thank you for honoring our mother at this event. I'm unable to attend but very much appreciate the inclusion of Eileen in this remembrance. ~ Heide

Aldean Earle Flack

January 26, 1929 – April 22, 2014

Aldean Earle Flack, age 85, of Colo, Iowa, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Story County Medical Center in Nevada, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the First Christian Church in Nevada, with Pastor Anjeanette Perkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Colo Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of services, with a luncheon at 12 Noon.

Born January 26, 1929, in Paton, Iowa, Aldean Earle Flack was the son of Dewey and Ruth (Groesbeck) Flack. He was married to Clara Mae Amsden on September 10, 1950, in Lake City, Iowa. The couple moved to Colo in 1960, where they farmed and raised livestock. Aldean then worked as a machinist for Iowa State University until his retirement at age 61.

He loved farming, both crop and livestock, had a passion for woodworking, and enjoyed collecting Ertl toys. Aldean also enjoyed mechanical work on cars and tractors. His goofy sense of humor will long be remembered.

Survivors include his wife, Clara Mae; six children, Steve Flack of Colo, Gary (Mary Lou) Flack of Nevada, Cindy Wismer of Nevada, Evelyn (David) Stokes of Worthington, MO, Tim Flack and special friend Elizabeth Crull of Genoa, IL, and Jill (Joel) Thompson of Marshalltown; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Alfred and Alvin Flack; a son-in-law, Steven Otto; a sister-in-law, Donna Flack; a brother-in-law, Charles Amsden; and a grandson-in-law, Gabe Fleming.

Ryan Funeral Home of Nevada has been entrusted with the care of Aldean and his family.

Philip Jeffery Ford

May 31, 1937 – September 6, 2013

Philip Jeffery Ford, 76, of 204 South Greene Street in Boone passed away at his home on Friday morning, September 6, 2013.

He was born on May 31, 1937 in Ames, Iowa the son of Jeff and Mary (Speck) Ford.

On June 21, 1958, he married Betty Andersen at the Stratford Lutheran Church in Stratford, Iowa.

Phil graduated from the Stratford High School. He was employed as a mechanic at Iowa State University from 1972 until 1998 and currently in the maintenance department at the DMACC-Boone Campus. Phil enjoyed camping and anything related to the DMACC Bears.

He was a member of the Augustana Lutheran Church in Boone and had served in the Iowa National Guard.
His parents preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife Betty of Boone; a son Jeff Ford and wife Lori of Norwalk, Iowa; a daughter Jeanette Swope and husband Jayson of Omaha, Nebraska; 3 grandchildren Lisa Braden and husband Jeremy of Urbandale, Iowa, Aaron Swope of Omaha, Nebraska and Jordan Ford of Norwalk, Iowa; 2 brothers Stan Ford and wife Margaret of Denison, Iowa and John Ford and wife Diane of St. Joseph, Missouri; a sister Julia Johnson and husband Phil of Jewell, Iowa; and a nephew John Andersen of Stratford, Iowa that was like a son and brother to the family.

Services will be held on Tuesday morning, September 10th at 10:00 a.m. at the Augustana Lutheran Church in Boone, Iowa with Pastor Dan Solomon officiating.

Interment will be in the Oakwood Cemetery north of Stratford, Iowa.

Friends may call at the Stark-Welin Chapel in Boone on Monday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with the family present during that time to greet friends. Visitation will continue on Tuesday morning at the Church from 8:30 a.m. until the time of service.

In memory of Phil, memorials may be directed to the family for a memorial to be determined later.

Kenneth John Frey

March 23, 1923 – July 14, 2013

Kenneth John Frey passed away on July 14, 2013, at Green Hills Retirement Community in Ames. An acknowledgement and reception will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, at the Green Hills main dining room. Inurnment will be with his wife, Ann, in the Iowa State University Cemetery.

Kenneth Frey was born in Kalomo, Mich., to John Frey and Alfrieda (Meyers) Frey on March 23, 1923.

As a youth, he was educated at Cogsdill, a one-room country school, from grades 1 to 8. He attended Michigan State University, where he met his future wife, Ann Dunlap, to whom he was married for 68 years. After completing his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Michigan State, he earned his doctorate in agronomy at Iowa State College in 1948. After five years on the faculty at Michigan State, he returned to ISU in 1953 and served on the faculty in the Agronomy Department until he retired in 1993.

He remained active in the Agronomy Department until 2001, 56 years after starting at ISU as a graduate student.
Kenneth Frey was recognized both nationally and internationally as a plant breeder. Directing the oat breeding project at ISU, he was named George Curtis Distinguished Professor in 1970 and received the ISU Distinguished Alumni award. He was elected president of his professional societies, the Crop Science Society of America (1980-81) and the Agronomy Society for America (1983-84). He organized the first International Crop Science Congress held at ISU in 1989. In recognition of his contributions to agriculture and science, he received the Genetics and Plant Breeding Award from the National Council of Commercial Plant Breeders (1982), the Dekalb-Pfizer Crop Science Distinguished Career Award (1986), the Iowa Science Medal (1989), and the Henry Wallace Award for Distinguished Service to Agriculture (1990). In 2007, ISU established the Kenneth Frey Endowed Chair in Agronomy. In the 1990s, after his official retirement, he authored the National Plant Breeding Study which has become a blueprint for the development of plant breeding in the U.S.

Internationally, Kenneth Frey served as a consultant to major crop breeding institutes in India, Mexico and the Philippines and to the governments of Malaysia and Norway. He served as a visiting professor and lecturer at universities in Sweden, Germany, Egypt, Yugoslavia and Canada. In addition to his contributions to plant breeding research, Kenneth Frey also was known as an educator, serving as major advisor to more than 100 master’s and doctoral students. He was influential in introducing and integrating women into the field of plant breeding.

Kenneth and Ann Frey were both involved in the ISU community. They resided in west Ames, within walking distance of the ISU campus (which Kenneth routinely did). They moved to Green Hills in 1997. They traveled widely and spent sabbaticals and extended stays in Australia, India, Norway, Japan and Athens, Ga.

He is survived by his three children, Teryl, a professor at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Ga., Karen, a nurse practitioner in Berkeley, Calif., and Kevin, a faculty member at San Jose City College in San Jose, Calif.; and two grandchildren, Benjamin Frey and Andrew Brewer.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann, earlier this year.

In lieu of gifts and flowers, please send contributions in Kenneth’s name to the Greens Hills Memorial Fund, 2200 Hamilton Drive, Ames, IA, 50014-8209.

Faculty/Senate Memorial Resolution
Kenneth John Frey
March 23, 1923 – July 14, 2013

Kenneth John Frey, 90, of Ames passed away on July 14, 2013, at Green Hills in Ames, Iowa.  He was born in Kalomo, Michigan to John and Alfrieda (Myers) Frey on March 23, 1923.  Inurnment is in the Iowa State University Cemetery.

Educated in the rural schools of Michigan, he attended Michigan State University where he met Ann Dunlap, to whom he was married for 68 years.  After completing the B.S. and M.S. degrees at Michigan State, he earned his Ph.D. in Agronomy at Iowa State College in 1948.  After five years on the faculty at Michigan State, he returned to Iowa State in 1953 and served on the faculty in the Department of Agronomy until his retirement in 1993 but active in the Department until 2001.

Professor Frey was recognized both nationally and internationally as a plant breeder.  Directing the Oat Breeding Project at Iowa State, he was named C. F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences in 1970 and received the ISU Distinguished Alumni Award.  He was elected president of the Crop Science Society of America (1980-81) and of the American Society of Agronomy (1983-84). Recognizing his contributions to his profession, he received the Genetics Plant Breeding Award from the National Council of Commercial Plant Breeders (1982), the DeKalb-Pfizer Crop Science Distinguished Service Award (l986), the Iowa Science Medal (1989), and the Henry Wallace Award for Distinguished Service to Agriculture (1990).  After his retirement in the 1990s, he authored the National Plant Breeding Study which has become a blueprint for the development of plant breeding in the US. In 2007, Iowa State University established the Kenneth Frey Endowed Chair in Agronomy.

Internationally, Frey organized the first International Crop Science Congress held at Iowa State in 1989.  He was a consultant to major crop breeding institutes in India, Mexico, and the Philippines and to the governments of Malaysia and Norway.  He served as a Visiting Professor and Lecturer at universities in Sweden, Germany, Egypt, Yugoslavia and Canada.  In addition to his contributions to plant breeding research, Kenneth Frey was also known as an educator serving as major advisor to over 100 MS and Ph. D students.  He was influential in introducing and integrating women into the field of plant breeding.  

Kenneth and Ann Frey were both involved in the Iowa State University Community.  They resided in west Ames within walking distance of the ISU campus (which Kenneth routinely did).  They moved to Green Hills in 1997.  They traveled widely and spent sabbaticals and extended stays in Australia, India, Norway, Japan and Athens GA.

Kenneth Frey was preceded in death by his wife, Ann, earlier in 2013.  He is survived by his three children, Teryl, an emeritus professor at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA, Karen, a nurse practitioner in Berkeley, CA, and Kevin, a faculty member San Jose City College in San Jose CA, and two grandchildren, Benjamin Frey and Andrew Brewer.

In lieu of gifts and flowers, please send contributions in Kenneth’s name to the Green Hills Memorial Fund, 2200 Hamilton Drive, Ames, IA 50014.

Tribute from the Frey Family
Kenneth John Frey
March 23, 1923 – July 14, 2013

Our father, Dr. Kenneth J Frey, C.F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences, passed away on July 14, 2013, at the age of 90.

Raised from humble beginnings on a farm in Michigan, Dr. Frey had an illustrious career at Iowa State than spanned seven decades:  he received his PhD at ISU (1945-1948), was a member of the faculty from 1953-1993, and then was active in retirement until 2001.  As the Director of the Oat Breeding Project in the Department of Agronomy, Dr. Frey was renowned at the local, national and international levels.  He was also a respected educator, serving as major advisor to over 100 MS and PhD students at ISU.  In recognition of his efforts, the Kenneth Frey Endowed Chair in Agronomy was created in 2007.

As his children, we remember him as a loving and devoted husband and father.  Our mother, Ann, his wife of 68 years, pre-deceased him in January of 2013.  She was also active in the Iowa State community.  Despite his busy professional schedule, he was always home at night and on weekends and was involved in our school and youth organizations.  We also fondly remember traveling with him and our mother on both US and international trips and vacations, which were adventuresome, as such traveling was not as routine then as it is today.

In addition to the three of us, Dr. Frey is survived by his two grandchildren, Benjamin Frey and Andrew Brewer.

He is and will be missed.

Teryl Frey
Karen Frey
Kevin Frey

Elinor Doi Fujinaka

April 22, 1924 – July 18, 2013

Elinor Doi Fujinaka, 89, formerly of Ames, died Thursday, July 18, 2013, at the Madrid Home. Funeral services will be Monday, July 22, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Stevens Memorial Chapel in Ames, with a social time to follow.

Elinor was born on April 22, 1924, in Puunene, Maui, HI; the daughter of Kangoro Doi and Haruyo Nashida. Elinor married Makoto Fujinaka on April 3, 1948 in Wailuku, Maui, HI. She worked as the executive secretary for the ISU Student Health Center until her retirement. Elinor was a member of the Ames Women's Club and volunteered at Mary Greeley Medical Center.

Elinor is survived by her son, Charles (Tamara) Fujinka of Ankeny; grandsons, Matthew (Karmi Mattson) Fujinaka of Minneapolis and Michael (Miranda) Fujinaka of St. Charles, MO; and great-grandsons, Christopher and Connor Fujinaka of St. Charles. Elinor was preceded in death by her husband and her sisters, Jane Goo and Jean Hirayama.

As a show of sympathy, the family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the Madrid Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.StevensMemorialChapel.com.

Tribute by her son, Charles Fujinaka
Elinor Doi Fujinaka
April 22, 1924 – July 18, 2013

ISU work experience:
Executive Secretary to the Student Health Director

Highlight of their employment:
Having an opportunity to work with the outstanding directors and staff at the ISU Student Health Center.

Personal memory:
Involvement in a project to better employees' wages.

Other thoughts to share:
Elinor took pride in the work that she did for the directors and staff at the Student Health Center and valued the relationships she enjoyed with all personnel.

Joseph John Hanak

March 21, 1930 – June 4, 2013

Joseph John Hanak, age 83, died at Carle Hospital in Urbana, Illinois, on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. Born March 21, 1930, in Tarrytown, New York to Slovak parents Elisabeth and John Hanak, he received degrees in chemistry from Manhattan College, the University of Detroit, and Iowa State University, where he completed his Ph.D. in 1959. He spent his childhood in Czechoslovakia, and after graduating from Iowa State he lived in Lawrenceville, New Jersey; Zurich, Switzerland; Birmingham, Michigan; Ames, Iowa; and Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.

He worked from 1960 to 1984 at RCA’s David Sarnoff Research Center in Princeton New Jersey, from 1984 to 1990 at Energy Conversion Devices in Troy, Michigan, and from 1990 onwards as photovoltaic consultant and president and founder of the Apogee Corporation in Ames, Iowa. His research in materials science, photovoltaics, and water purification led to 45 patents, 85 journal articles, and numerous professional awards including the David Sarnoff gold medal award and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Symposium Award.

He was an assistant scout master for the Boy Scouts of America and an active member of his local Roman Catholic parishes, including St. Ann’s in Lawrenceville, St. Thomas Aquinas in Ames and St. Patrick’s in Urbana.

Survivors include his second wife, Ann Taylor Hedrich, of Urbana, Illinois, whom he married in 2001, six adult children and their spouses (Ellen Hanak Valletta and Rob Valletta of San Francisco, California; Christopher and Alessandra Hanak of Kirkland, Washington; Katherine and Tom Myers of Westminster, Maryland; Sara and Michael Gleason of Jackson, Mississippi; Philip and Stacy Hanak of Maple Shade, New Jersey; and Teresa Hanak of Cedar Park, Texas), and five grandchildren (Pia Loft of San Francisco, California; Savannah and Jackson Myers of Westminster, Maryland; and Maggie and Matthew Gleason of Jackson, Mississippi).  Joe was preceded in death by his first wife, Maridale Wright and one of their seven children, Suzanne Marie Hanak.

A viewing will be held from 1:00 to 2:30 PM at the Renner-Wikoff Chapel at 1900 S. Philo Road in Urbana, Illinois on Friday, June 7th, to be followed by a funeral mass at 3 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church at 708 W. Main St., Urbana, Illinois. A burial service will be held at 4:00 PM on Saturday June 8th at 310 E. 9th Street in Ames, Iowa, organized by the Stevens Memorial Chapel (515-232-5473). Relatives and friends are welcome at all of these events.

Memorial contributions are welcome to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (866-AFA-8484). Special thanks to the staff of Amber Glen Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Urbana, Illinois, where Joe happily spent his last two years.

Biddie C. Hanson

October 18, 1932 – May 7, 2013

Biddie C. Hanson, 80, of the Eastern Star Masonic Home and formerly of 1524 Fifth St., in Boone, passed away at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames on Tuesday morning, May 7, 2013.

She was born on Oct. 18, 1932, in Franklin, Texas, the daughter of Travis and Irene (Mauk) Wilkins.

On Oct. 4, 1951, she married Eugene “Dean” Hanson at Baptist Church in Boone.

Biddie was a supervisor in the Printing Service Department at Iowa State University in Ames for 35 years until she retired in 1992.

She was a member of Augustana Lutheran Church in Boone.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dean, in December 1994; one sister, Seezea Sheets; and three brothers, Travis, Jack and Henry Wilkins.

She is survived by two daughters, Marla Sandve and companion Rolf Hansen, of Boone, and Deeanna Gleeson and husband, Rick, of Ames; three grandsons, Thomas Sandve, of Ames, Sean Gleeson and fiancé Stormy Hall, of Des Moines, and Andrew Gleeson and companion John Murdock, of Boston; one granddaughter, Emily Marzen and husband, Nic, of Waukee; great-grandchildren, Natalie and Elliot Marzen, of Waukee; two sisters-in-law, Irene Wilkins, of Huxley, and Peggy Wilkins, of Franklin, Texas; nieces and nephews; and her special neighbors, Tino and Morgan Magana, and their children, Ben and Kaia.

In accordance to Biddie’s wishes, her body will be cremated, with no public service planned.

Private disposition of her cremains will be at a later date in South St. Petri Cemetery north of Gilbert.

Those wishing to express their sympathies through a memorial may direct their gift to Eastern Star Masonic Home in Boone or Israel Family Hospice House in Ames.

Bonnie Jean Harmon

August 10, 1946 – January 29, 2014

Bonnie Jean Harmon passed away Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born on Aug. 10, 1946, in Nashville, Tenn., to Robert and Shirley Graham. She grew up in Galesburg, Ill., and graduated from Illinois State University in 1968. She was married in 1969 and moved to Evanston, Ill., to earn a master’s degree in literature while her husband, Bruce, obtained his doctorate degree in physics. They moved to Ames in 1973.

Bonnie worked for the ISU Engineering College as a secretary, and for the ISU Press as a freelance editor. She lived in Germany and France during sabbaticals. She was a voracious reader and gourmet cook.

Bonnie is survived by her husband of 45 years, Bruce; one son, Dion Kane Harmon; one daughter, Alyssa Dawn Harmon; one grandchild, Charlie; her mother, Shirley; and one sister, Martha.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert; and one brother, Joel.
A celebration of life for Bonnie will be in a few months. Please contact Bruce if you would like to be notified of the time and place.

Tribute by her husband, Bruce Harmon
Bonnie Jean Harmon
August 10, 1946 – January 29, 2014

ISU work experience:
Secretary in the Engineering College, and then editor for the ISU Press

Highlight of their employment:
She was copy editor for the ISU Press’ book titled 'Christian Pertersen', among a number of other books.

Personal memory:
Bonnie loved woodworking, sewing, knitting, cooking, but above all reading... about three books per week... often while walking. She helped others.

Other thoughts to share:
Bonnie had compassion for people, and passion for food and wine. She loved Kauai for the beauty and adventures; and thrived during extended sabbaticals to Germany and France, and visits to Denmark, Greece and Italy.

Clarence Albert Haugsted

March 20, 1912 – September 14, 2012

Clarence Albert Haugsted, 100, formerly of Ames, died on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at Hiawatha Care Center. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Chet Ryan Mortuary, 708 Fifth St., in Nevada. A graveside service will immediately follow in Nevada Municipal Cemetery with Pastor David R. Burling officiating.

Clarence Albert Haugsted was born on March 20, 1912, in Nevada to Lars and Laura (Nelson) Haugsted. He was a 1933 graduate of Nevada High School. On Sept. 17, 1949, he married E. Janice Palmer. She preceded him in death on Dec. 18, 1976. He married Rose Schau on Sept. 23, 1978, at the Little Brown Church. He was employed at Iowa State University and the Ames Lab until he retired. He enjoyed building and flying bi-planes. In his later years, he enjoyed gambling, spending his 100th birthday at the casino.

He is survived by his wife, Rose, of Hiawatha; one daughter, Susan Godfrey, of Osceola; one son, Steve (Joyce) Haugsted, of Cedar Rapids; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; stepchildren, Tonya (Gary) Frost, of Hallsville, Mo., Bud Towns, of Napa, Calif., and Colleen (Bob) Briggs, of Louisville, Ky.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Janice; one brother, Bill, on July 22, 2007; three sisters, Velda Haugsted, on June 25, 2006, Beulah McConnell and Hazel Jacobson.

A memorial fund has been established in loving memory of Clarence for Hiawatha Care Center.

Chet Ryan Mortuary in Nevada has been entrusted with the care of Clarence and his family.

Emmit Howard Haynes

September 21, 1926 – December 16, 2006

Professor Emeritus Emmit Howard Haynes, age 80, passed away in Middletown, KY on December 15, 2006. Dr. Haynes was born September 21, 1926 in Woodrow, KY. Following high school, Dr. Haynes served in the United States Army Infantry and Medical Corps during the latter part of World War II. After service in the Army, he completed an Animal Science Degree at Western Kentucky University in 1951. Dr. Haynes then entered the University of Kentucky and completed an M.S. degree in Animal Science in 1953. He was accepted for a Ph.D. program at Cornell University in 1953, completing his degree in Animal Nutrition in 1959.
 
In 1956, prior to completion of the PhD, Dr. Haynes was hired in the Animal Husbandry (now Animal Science) Department at Iowa State University to teach fundamentals of domestic animal nutrition. For the next 30 years, Dr. Haynes taught nutrition, AnS 318, every semester during his tenure. It is estimated that during over 90 quarters, semesters, and summer sessions of teaching AnS 318, Dr. Haynes taught animal nutrition to over 4,000 students. Dr. Haynes was promoted to Professor in 1972. Concurrent with his formal teaching and advising responsibilities, Dr. Haynes served as advisor to many major undergraduate groups, including VEISHEA Central Committee, Agriculture Council, and Alpha Zeta. He received the College of Agriculture Outstanding Teacher Award in 1975 and the Outstanding Advisor Award in 1973.
 
In 1959, Dr. Haynes accepted an administrative role as Section Leader for Animal Science Teaching. As Section Leader, Dr. Haynes led the development of the animal science curriculum, coordinated the undergraduate advising program, and managed the department’s course offering until his retirement in 1987. In his leadership role, Dr. Haynes taught the orientation course for all animal science majors, AnS110, introducing all first year students to the discipline of domestic animal science. Dr. Haynes developed a career preparation course, AnS410, in which he helped students prepare for the career market via imparting resume writing, interviewing, and career management skills necessary for success in the early career market.
 
Dr. Haynes retired from his role as teacher, advisor, and Section Leader at Iowa State University in 1991 and moved back to his home state of Kentucky.

John David Henderson

May 29, 1951 – July, 5, 2013

John David Henderson age 62, of Boone (McCallsburg) Iowa died at his home unexpectedly. The Wake for John will be held 3-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 10th at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care 414 Lincoln Way. His family and friends ask for you to come and celebrate John's life with them at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday July 11th at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care in Ames.

John was born May 29, 1951 in Ames, Iowa the son of Cecil and Betty (Burley) Henderson. He grew up in McCallsburg, and graduated from Nesco High School. He graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelors and a Masters in Higher Education. John was employed at The Ames Lab where he worked in the Director's office.

John was a lover of life. Everyday he was looking for new things to see. Creations of God's hand more wondrous then he had ever seen before. He loved to go to the river and fish with his son, whether they caught anything or not. He loved to play music by himself and with some of the best friends a man could have. He loved to be out in nature, whether it was by the river or in the wood. He was solitary man at times, but he loved every second he got with his friends and family.

John is survived by his son, Matt (Sara) Henderson of Ames, his mother, Betty Henderson of Story City, his brother Larry (Sharon) Henderson of Slayton, MN, nieces and nephew, Amy Henderson, Andy Henderson , Annie Henderson and her special friend Matthew Bartholomew and their son Brenner and his many friends.

John was preceded in death by his father Cecil Henderson. He will never be forgotten as a son, a brother, an uncle, a daddy, and friend to all.

Mary Kay Hogan

August 12, 1933 – February 10, 2014

Mary Kay Hogan was born on August 12,1933 in Boone, Iowa and passed away on February 10 at Judson Park Health Center in Des Moines, Washington. Mary Kay was born to Stewart and Marie Hogan.

She graduated from Boone High School, graduated from Iowa State University and received her Masters in Dietetics also from Iowa State in 1975. She was a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, the American Dietetics Association and the Iowa Dietetics Association. Mary Kay worked as an Dietitian at Harborview Hospital in Seattle from 1959 to 1973. Then moved back to Iowa and worked for Iowa State University as an Assistant Professor from 1975 to 1995.

She is survived by sister Patricia Anderson, niece Susan Indanza, nephews Frederick, Michael, James, and Thomas Anderson, and many other relatives and friends.

There will be a memorial at Judson Park Chapel, Saturday, February 22, at 2:00pm. Her funeral will take place in Boone, Iowa.

We all will miss our beloved Mary Kay.

Faculty/Senate Memorial Resolution
Mary Kay Hogan
August 12, 1933 – February 10, 2014

Mary Kay Hogan passed away February 10, 2014 at Judson Park Health Center in Des Moines, Washington. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 1 at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Ames, Iowa. There was a visitation 30 minutes prior the service and the burial at 2:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Boone, Iowa.

Mary Kay Hogan was born on August 12, 1933 to Stewart and Marie Hogan in Boone. Mary Kay graduated from Boone High School. She went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree and then in 1975, a Masters of Dietetics, both from Iowa State University. She was a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly American Dietetic Association) and the Iowa Dietetic Association. Mary Kay worked as a dietitian at Harborview Hospital in Seattle, Washington from 1959 to 1973. She then moved back to Iowa and was an Assistant Professor at Iowa State University from 1975 to 1995. Mary Kay also served as Associate Director – Coordinator Undergraduate Program (Dietetics) in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition from 1978 to 1993. In 1993 she received the Iowa State University Alumni Association Faculty Citation Award in recognition of her long and outstanding service to the university faculty and that same year was named Outstanding Dietitian of the Year by the Iowa Dietetic Association. Throughout her career, Mary Kay served as a member of professional societies at the local, state and national level as well as gave invited presentations to many professional organizations and groups.

She is survived by her sister, Patricia Anderson; her niece, Susan Indanza; her nephews, Frederick, Michael, James and Thomas Anderson; and many other relatives and friends.

Jack Horowitz

November 25, 1931 – October 8, 2013

Jack Horowitz passed away in his sleep early Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. Jack was born on Nov. 25, 1931, in Vienna, Austria, where his parents, Joseph and Florence, owned a perfume factory. His father was a chemist. Jack earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from City College of New York, and a doctorate degree in biochemistry from Indiana University. Throughout his studies, Jack was elected to several honorary and professional societies, including Phi Beta Kappa. He came to Ames in 1961 as a new faculty member in the Department of Biochemistry at Iowa State University, where he remained throughout his career.

Jack conducted ground-breaking research in the area of structure and function of transfer RNA and ribosomes and protein biosynthesis. He served as chairman of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics 1971-74, and he retired from the university in 2000. During his career, he also was a visiting professor at Yale University and MIT.

Jack received several prestigious honors, including the University Professorship Award and the Faculty Citation Award. Upon his retirement, he was bestowed the title of professor emeritus.

In his personal life, Jack was a lover of the arts. He enjoyed theater, performing arts and visiting museums with his wife, Carole. Jack loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and friends. He was an avid stamp collector. He was a passionate fan of the Iowa State Cyclones and many New York professional sports teams, especially the Yankees.
He is survived by his wife, Carole, and their sons, Michael (Betsy Clubine and grandchildren, Rachel and Lena), of Austin, Texas, and Jeffrey (Michelle Segar and grandchild, Eli) of Ann Arbor, Mich.

Tribute by the Horowitz Family
Jack Horowitz
November 25, 1931 – October 8, 2013

Jack Horowitz was devoted to his family, his students and his science.  His passion for learning was contagious –  and he had a keen ability of making those around him better thinkers, better scholars, and better people.  Jack was a leader.  He provided a wonderful confidence that if he was in charge, things would be done on time and ‘to the letter’. Jack was the best kind of leader - he led by example, and rarely required a loud voice to get his message across.  Jack was stoic – he never bemoaned or even really discussed the challenges he faced growing up when he and his immediate family had to flee their friends, family and prosperity in Austria at the beginning of World War II.  Those who knew Jack well, knew he had a great sense of humor, a very quick and dry wit – that is sorely missed.  Jack Horowitz was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, mentor, scholar, and friend.  His rich life has had tremendous impact on all that were fortunate enough to have known him.

David J. Hunger

May 17, 1941 – April 10, 2014

David Hunger, 72, Saint Joseph, died April 10, 2014, at Country Manor under the care of Saint Cloud Hospital Hospice.

Funeral Services will be Monday, April 14, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Resurrection Lutheran Church with a 10 a.m. visitation at the church in St. Joseph. Pastor Dwaine Bruns and Pastor Linda Lagergren will officiate. Cremated remains will be interred at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in a private service at a later time. Arrangements are with the Daniel Funeral Home, St. Joseph.

David was born May 17, 1941 in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, to Jack and Betty (Carey) Hunger. Married Betty Johnson on August 2, 1969, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, in 1963, went on to serve as a Captain in U.S. Army Intelligence during the Viet Nam War. After the war he continued his education receiving a Ph. D. from The Ohio State University.

Dr. Hunger taught at Baldwin Wallace College, University of Virginia, and George Mason University. He was Professor Emeritus at Iowa State University, where he taught for 23 years. Most recently he was the Strategic Management Scholar in Residence at Saint John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota.

Along with co-author Thomas L. Wheelen, he authored a variety of Strategic Management text books including 14 editions of Strategic Management and Business Policy. He was a member of the Academy of Management, the North American Case Research Association, the Society for Case Research, the North American Management Society, the Textbook and Academic Authors Association, and the Strategic Management Society. He was past President of the North American Case Research Association, the Society for Case Research and the Iowa State University Press Board of Directors. He also served as a Vice President of the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. He was recognized in 1999 by the Iowa State University College of Business with its Innovation in Teaching award and was elected a Fellow of the Teaching and Academic Authors Association and of the North American Case Research Association.

David, an active member of Resurrection Church, served as Web Master. He enjoyed golfing, bowling and boating with friends. He had a lifelong love of trains and was an active member of a local railroading club.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Hunger of St. Joseph; and his four daughters, Kari McMullen (Jeff), SuziSchandoney (Nick), Lori Carmichael (Derek), and Merry Kelley (Dylan); as well as five grandchildren, Maddie and Meggie McMullen, Summer and Kacey Schandoney, and Edan David Gregory Kelley. He also leaves behind two siblings, Jane Senderak (John) and Jim Hunger (Terry); as well as extended family including cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Betty and Jack.

Tribute by Charles B. Shrader
David J. Hunger
May 17, 1941 – April 10, 2014

David Hunger was the first person I met at Iowa State University.  He was department chair of management in 1984 and hired me in June of that year.

He died April 10, 2014, at the age of 72 at Country Manor under the care of Saint Cloud Hospital Hospice in Saint Joseph, Minnesota.  His early death was the result of stomach cancer. His cremated remains are interred at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery.

David was born May 17, 1941, in New Kensington, Penn., to Jack and Betty (Carey) Hunger. He married Betty Johnson on August 2, 1969, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, in 1963, went on to serve as a Captain in U.S. Army Intelligence during the Vietnam War. After the war he continued his education receiving a Ph. D. from The Ohio State University. Dr. Hunger taught at Baldwin Wallace College, University of Virginia, George Mason University, and, most importantly, at Iowa State University- where he was Professor Emeritus and where he taught for 23 years.

Most recently, he was the Strategic Management Scholar in Residence at Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. Along with co-author Thomas L. Wheelen, he authored a variety of widely-acclaimed and widely-used Strategic Management text books. He was a member of the Academy of Management, the North American Case Research Association, the Society for Case Research, the North American Management Society, the Textbook and Academic Authors Association, and the Strategic Management Society. He is past president of the North American Case Research Association, the Society for Case Research and the Iowa State University Press Board of Directors. He also served as a vice president of the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. He was recognized in 1999 by the Iowa State University College of Business with its Innovation in Teaching award and was elected a Fellow of the Teaching and Academic Authors Association and of the North American Case Research Association.

David was an active member of Resurrection Church, serving as webmaster. He enjoyed golfing, bowling and boating with friends. He had a lifelong love of trains and was an active member of a local railroading club. He is survived by his wife, Betty Hunger, of St. Joseph, and his four daughters: Kari, Suzi, Lori, and Merry as well as five grandchildren: Maddie and Meggie McMullen, Summer and Kacey Schandoney, and Edan David Gregory Kelley.

Dr. Hunger was instrumental in helping build the ISU college of business.  He enhanced the college’s reputation with his very visible textbook, Strategic Management and Business Policy, co-authored with Thomas Wheelen, which is now in its fourteenth edition.  This text was voted the top quality text one year by the Academy of Management and was known for its ‘strategic audit.’  The audit was the creation of Dr. Hunger and it allowed instructors a template or rubric for case analysis and case teaching.

David was the first chair of the department of management in 1984 under our first dean - Charles B. Handy.  He helped develop what is now the university-wide entrepreneurship curriculum.  He also led the college’s efforts in case writing with the Czech and Slovak republics. The groundwork for this project took place in 1993 immediately after these two countries’ velvet divorce, and their leaving Soviet control while moving toward privatization.  It included three Czech Universities in Prague, Brno, and České Budĕjovice- and one in Slovakia- the School of Economics in Bratislava.  One very impactful result of this effort was that Dr. Hunger became a founding member of the Czech Association of Case Research and Application.  

The first case I wrote as a new faculty member was with David Hunger.  It dealt with Walt Disney Productions and the governance issues that company faced in 1984.  The case was published in Dr. Hunger’s textbook as well as in the Case Research Journal in 1985, and in numerous other textbooks.  It earned that journal’s ‘classic case’ distinction and was reprinted in the journal in 2003.  The success of this case was clearly due to Dr. Hunger’s mentorship.

Dr. Hunger, David, was my boss, mentor, colleague and co-author, and friend.  We in the college of business miss him very much.

Source for dates and family information above: Ames Tribune obituary
ISU information is from Charles B. (Brad) Shrader

Dr. H. Scott Hurd

February 18, 1956 – March 27, 2014

Scott Hurd was a veterinarian, a civil servant, a university professor and a strong industry voice on livestock issues including antibiotics use in food animals and animal welfare. He died last week and will be greatly missed.

Hurd spoke on behalf of animal agriculture in the media and social media, including National Public Radio, USA Today, Huffington Post, and the Dr. Oz Show. Hurd maintained his own blog site called “Hurd Health.” A year ago, he started a blog on Meatingplace titled, “The Gentle Vet.”

“Dr. Hurd was an outspoken champion for truth relative to farm animal and food safety issues,” said Kay Johnson Smith, CEO of the Animal Agriculture Alliance.  “He diligently corrected misinformation and the misrepresentation of the facts surrounding issues such as the important role of antibiotics in caring for animals, and he made complex issues such as food safety risk assessment understandable to the layman.  He was passionate, personable and enormously respected.  His passing is a great loss for all of us in animal agriculture.”

“Scott believed in principle and acted on his beliefs.  He was a critical thinker who radiated pure joy in deciphering and sharing in simple language the complex notions of probability, risk, and consequence,” said Guy Loneragan, veterinary epidemiologist and professor of food safety and public health at Texas Tech University. “He could see and revel in both the serious and humorous sides of any issue.”

Loneragan, who worked with Hurd on several projects, went on to say,  “[Scott] could be softly spoken yet was not afraid to pound the table with his fist to emphasize a point when emphasis was needed.  He was clearly a man of conviction yet above all else, he was a family man and all too happy to include anecdotes of his family – particularly his many children – in his presentations.  He will be missed on so many levels and by so many people.”

Hurd started his veterinary career at a dairy practice in South Central, Pennsylvania. This was one of the first practices in the country to computerize their herd health records and the data collected in this program piqued his interest in epidemiology. As a result, he earned a Ph.D. in epidemiology and economics from Michigan State University in 1990, after graduating from veterinary school at Iowa State in 1982.
Hurd spent 15 years of his career in government service, working in three different branches of the USDA. He was also appointed USDA's deputy acting under secretary for food safety in 2008. There he served as the country’s highest-ranking food safety veterinarian and policy advisor to the Secretary of Agriculture.

Hurd was most recently an associate professor at Iowa State University’s Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine and director of the Food Risk Modeling and Policy Lab at Iowa State.

“Iowa State University and global animal agriculture has lost a wonderful gentleman, a world class epidemiologist and food scientist, a talented communicator and a tireless advocate for helping livestock farmers and the meat industry continuously improve best practices to feed the world," said Patrick Halbur, executive director of the ISU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.

Hurd is survived by his wife, Susan, his seven sons and his daughter. Visitation will be at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Ames, Iowa, from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 6. Funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 7.

A memorial fund is being set up to support parenting and family missions programs through the Regnum Christi Mission Corps, a youth formation and leadership training program. Donations can be written to Dr. Scott Hurd's Charitable Memorial Fund and sent to the family at 3275 400th Street, Roland, IA 50236.

Tribute by Pat Halbur
Dr. H. Scott Hurd
February 18, 1956 – March 27, 2014

Dr. H. Scott Hurd passed away on March 27, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. Dr. Hurd was an associate professor of epidemiology in the college’s Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine.

Dr. Hurd was an internationally renowned epidemiologist who was highly regarded for his expertise in food safety and best practices for antimicrobial usage in food animals. He provided a strong, well informed voice on how science should influence national policies on animal protein production. In addition to conducting research in food safety and risk assessment, Dr. Hurd also taught veterinary professional and graduate courses in epidemiology, risk assessment and risk communication. Dr. Hurd served on a number of important national advisory committees related to animal health, most recently as the Task Force Chair of the Council of Agricultural Science and Technology, which studies the relationship between animal health and public health. While on faculty at ISU, Dr. Hurd served as Deputy and Acting Undersecretary for Food Safety at the USDA in 2008. In that capacity, he was the country’s highest ranking food safety veterinarian and policy advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. The Office of Food Safety oversees all meat, poultry and egg product inspection in the United States and for all imported product.

Dr. Hurd earned his B.S. in biology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1978, his DVM from Iowa State University in 1982 and a Ph.D. in epidemiology from Michigan State University in 1990. His early years as a veterinarian were spent as a dairy practitioner in Pennsylvania. Immediately before joining the faculty at Iowa State University, Dr. Hurd spent 15 years as an epidemiologist with the United States Department of Agriculture.

Dr. Hurd wrote a blog called “Hurd Health” that brought clarity and scientific reason to the issues of antibiotic use, animal health and animal welfare. He also wrote a blog for Meatingplace.com titled “The gentle vet” and contributed regularly to lay and peer-reviewed scientific publications helping dispel myths and misinformation about animal agriculture.  His unique ability to effectively communicate science based information to the public and particularly to consumers resulted in frequent invitations to appear on programs such as the Dr. Oz Show and National Public Radio, and he was often quoted by media outlets such as the Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, Des Moines Register and many others.

According to Pat Halbur, professor and chair of the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine's Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine, “Dr. Scott Hurd's career was a remarkable example of the land grant mission in action. He was passionate about the outstanding job U.S. livestock producers do in producing a nutritious and safe product. His research had a major influence on animal health and food safety. He was simply outstanding at getting the latest science-based information out to the animal agriculture industry and to consumers. Dr. Hurd's body of work over his career had a major impact on several of the policies now in place related to food production in the U.S. For these and many other reasons, Dr. Hurd will be greatly missed here at Iowa State University and broadly by those involved in U.S. animal agriculture”

Dr. Hurd is survived by his wife, Susan, his seven sons and his daughter.  

Della “Candy” Candace Hurley

March 19, 1913 – October 26, 2012

Della Candace Hurley, known as "Candy" to family and friends, was born at West Allis, Wisconsin on March 19, 1913. She attended elementary and early high school at Milton, Wis., and then completed high school at Darlington High School in 1929. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in technical journalism (Home Economics and Agriculture) in 1934.

She then joined the University of Illinois Agricultural Extension Information staff at Champaign-Urbana, Ill. After serving six years at the University of Illinois, she resigned to join the Women's Army Corps in 1942 during World War II. After Officer's Candidate training at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, she served in public relations at the Post; then on temporary duty several times with the Women's Army Corps and the Signal Corps. She was then transferred from the Signal Corps at Fort Monmouth, N.J. to the Army Air Corps Military Personnel Division in the Pentagon, Washington D.C. where she attained the rank of Captain.

Following discharge in 1946 from military service, she accepted an Extension editor position at Iowa State University, Ames, IA, and continued in that position until taking early retirement to return to Madison in 1972. During her career, she was given the Superior Service Award by the U. S. Department of Agriculture.

Personal interests have included authorship of a book "Oh, I Hear the Echoes Ringing" about her many relatives who attended Milton College in Milton, Wis., during the years of 1897 to 1972 before the College closed in 1982.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Robert Vernon Hurley and Lyda Esther Nelson Hurley; sisters, Ardith Hurley Bradley and Carolyn Hurley Stevenson; a brother, Robert Wesley Hurley; and her nieces, Candace Mae Bradley Durdin and Kathleen Bradley Rutledge. She is survived by her three nephews and their families, George Watt Stevenson of Madison, Wis, Gene Hurley Stevenson of Bowie, Maryland, and Joseph Franklin Bradley of Evansville, Wis,.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at Seventh Day Baptist Church, 720 E. Madison Avenue, Milton, with a visitation from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Marjorie Ellen Huser

January 2, 1925 – May 11, 2014

Marjorie Ellen Huser was born January 2, 1925 to Claud and Eva (Elwood) Ruark in Chariton, Iowa. Marjorie and LaVerne Huser were married March 24, 1946 in Des Moines, Iowa. She worked as an administrative assistant for the Department of Public Safety at Iowa State University. Marjorie was a member of Slater United Methodist Church. She enjoyed being outdoors, flowers, cooking, knitting and especially enjoyed spending time with her family.

Marjorie passed away at 89 years of age on May 11, 2014 at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames.

Marjorie is survived by three sons, Vernon Huser, of Ankeny, Jim Huser, of Chandler, Arizona and Randy Huser, of Slater; two grandchildren, Will Huser and Nick Huser; three great-grandchildren; and her sister, Nadine Dipaglia, of Scottsdale, Arizona.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, LaVerne; three brothers, Junior, Gerald and Lee; and two sisters, Mary Ann and Esther.

Beverly J. Isvik

April 23, 1930 – January 3, 2014

Beverly J. Isvik, 83, of Jewell, passed away on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Crestview Manor in Webster City, following a stroke. She was born on April 23, 1930, to Oscar and Selma Larson, of Ellsworth.

She graduated from Radcliffe High School in 1949. On Dec. 28, 1951, she married Arling L. Isvik. They celebrated 62 years together last Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013. Beverly retired in 1990 after working 12 years at Iowa State University in Ames.

She is survived by her husband, Arling; four children, Craig (Sue) Isvik, Cynthia Harms, Kent Isvik and Karen Seubert; five grandchildren, Burton Hines Jr., Jeremy Hines, Sheri Harms, Stephan Seubert and Elizabeth Seubert; five great-grandchildren, Derricklee Harms, Aaron Alaniz, Alayna Alaniz, Skyler Hines and Dakota Hines; and one brother, Clifton (Shirley) Larson.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Donald and David.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Jewell. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. on Monday Jan. 6, 2014, with burial in Homewood Cemetery near Ellsworth.

Becker Funeral Home in Jewell is caring for Beverly and her family.

Barbra H. Jensen

November 3, 1932 – August 15, 2013

Barbara H. Jensen, 80, of Slater, passed away Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19, at Slater United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Slater Municipal Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at Slater United Methodist Church.

Barbara Helen Jensen was born Nov. 3, 1932, to Lee C. and Ella H. (Pischel) Smith in Council Bluffs. She graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in Council Bluffs in 1951. Barbara and Lowell Robert Jensen were married on Sept. 7, 1955. She worked at World Insurance in Omaha for 10 years before she and Lowell moved to Slater in 1972. Barbara worked at Virene’s Café in Slater for three years before going to work in food service at Iowa State University. She retired from ISU after 15 years of service.

Barbara was a member of Slater United Methodist Church, the UMW and the American Legion Auxiliary.

She is survived by two daughters, Diane (Bob) Knief, of Des Moines, and Janice Sams, of Carmel, Ind.; two grandchildren, Brian and Kristin Sams, of Carmel; her half-brothers, Glen Smith, of Texas, and Danny Smith; and her niece and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lowell; and her half-brother, Gary Smith.

Memorials may be made to Slater United Methodist Church.

Soderstrum Funeral Home in Slater is assisting the family with arrangements.

Tribute by her daughter, Diane Knief
Barbra H. Jensen
November 3, 1932 – August 15, 2013

ISU work experience:
She worked in the kitchen at the Maple Residence Hall. She eventually became head of the salad department.

Highlight of their employment:
She loved working with the students. They seemed to love her, too. They even pulled pranks on her such as filling a trash can full of helium balloons for her to find. One of her favorite memories was meeting Coach Johnny Orr.

Personal memory:
I think she took early retirement mostly so she could coffee with the other ISU retirees once a month. She loved her social time.

Other thoughts to share:
I think she will be remembered most for her sense of humor and her ability to carry on a conversation with anybody, any time, anywhere. If you knew her, you will know what I mean.

Elinor J. Jensen

November 20, 1910 – February 4, 2009

Elinor J. Jensen, age 98, of Boone and the Eastern Star Masonic Home, died February 4, 2009, at the Home.

A Graveside service will be Tuesday, February 10, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. at the Linwood Park Cemetery with Rev. Dick Dahle officiating. Burial will follow the graveside service.

Elinor was born in Hannaford, North Dakota, on November 20, 1910, the daughter of Edward and Harriet (Ross) Fenton.  At the age of 8, her family moved to Boone.

She graduated from Boone High School in 1931. On November 13, 1930, Elinor married John Robert Jensen in Lincoln, Nebraska. In 1967, after living in Omaha for 12 years, she returned to Boone.

She worked as a mechanical engineer at Iowa State University.

In earlier years, she was a retail clerk for Hamilton’s Hardware and clothing stores in Boone. She was a member of the Antiquestors (descendants of the Mayflower) and the American Association of Embroidery Guild.

Elinor enjoyed reading, quilting, and baking, especially pies. She was a member of Augustana Lutheran Church and she enjoyed their Thursday Fellowship.

Elinor especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Elinor is preceded in death by her parents, husband, an infant daughter, Joyce Amine Jensen, and five sisters.

She is survived by two sons, John “Bob” Jensen, Jr. and wife, Marianne of Severna Park, Maryland and Ed Jensen and wife Joyce of Boone; two daughters, Rosemary Raschke and husband Ronald of Athens, Georgia and Robyn Carter and husband Richard of Omaha, Nebraska; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Friends may call Tuesday at Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Memorials may be given to the Augustana Lutheran Church.

Charles Larry Johnson

August 10, 1940 – March 20, 2014

Charles Johnson, age 73, of Boone and Mesa, Arizona, died March 20, 2014, of natural causes in Mesa, Arizona. His body was cremated and a Memorial Service will be Saturday, March 29, 2014, at 3 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Boone with Pastor Lindsay Watkins officiating.

Charles Larry Johnson was born August 10, 1940, in Boone, the son of Cecil and Viola Johnson. Chuck married Mary Eppert in Luther, Iowa, on June 4, 1960. They were married 53 years and he cherished his wife, friend, and partner and enjoyed spending time with his daughters and grandchildren. Family was everything to Chuck.

Chuck spent 35 years working at Firestone as well as farming. While at Firestone, he was a tire builder and then was a supply runner, retiring in 2000. Chuck was baptized and a confirmed member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Boone his entire life and his strong faith guided him his entire life.

Chuck loved to fish and spent a week every summer in Canada fishing. He loved to golf, do woodworking and home improvement projects, make jewelry, fix up vintage tractors, and expand his toy train collection. He and Mary spent their winters in Mesa, Arizona, and their summers in Boone. Chuck loved to cheer on his Iowa State Cyclones and was a season ticket holder for ISU football for 35+ years. Chuck loved to travel and had been to 49 states and was planning on crossing off his last state of North Dakota this summer. Chuck and Mary belonged to two card club groups where they made life-long friends and played cards. Chuck loved to camp and he, Mary, and the girls, spent many summers trekking across the country with their camper for week long adventures. Chuck was an avid racing fan and spent his weekends in the summer at the Webster City race track and the Boone Nationals, and went to the Indy 500 race for over 10 years.

Chuck was preceded in death by his father, Cecil Johnson and granddaughter Joy Kay Deacon. Chuck is survived by his wife Mary of Boone; daughter Ann (Jeff) Powers of North Liberty; daughter Pam (Pete) Deacon of Johnston; grandchildren: Ottis (Jenny) Bunning of North Liberty, Paige Powers of North Liberty, Maxwell Deacon, Peter John Deacon Jr. and Riley Deacon, all of Johnston; great-grandchildren Hannah Bunning and Molly Bunning, both of North Liberty; his mother Viola Johnson of Boone; and brothers Tom Johnson and Dick Johnson, both of Boone.

Friends may call on Friday, March 28, 2014, from 2 to 8 p.m. at Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth & Marshall Streets where the family will be present from 5 until 8 p.m. On Saturday, friends may call at the Chapel from 8 a.m. until noon and then at the Church from 2 until service time.

In memory of Chuck, memorials may be directed to the family to be distributed at a later date.

Jeanette Hazel Johnson

August 6, 1911 – October 18, 2005

Jeanette Hazel Johnson, 94, of Story City, passed away Oct. 18, 2005 at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 22 at 11 am. at St. Petri Lutheran Church in Story City with burial following at Lawn Hill Cemetery in rural Stanhope. Visitation was held Friday, Oct. 21 at the Soderstrum-Larson Funeral Home in Story City from 3 - 8 p.m. with family present after 6:30 p.m.

Jeanette was born Aug. 6, 1911 to parents John Nels and Hanna (Teigland) Okland in rural Hamilton County near Jewell. She married Orvie Johnson Oct. 23, 1929. She had lived in Story City since 1991 and was a member of St. Petri Lutheran Church. Prior to that, she was a member of Our Saviours Lutheran Church in Stanhope. She worked at Stanhope Grocery Store and at Iowa State University Residential Halls as a cook. She loved dogs and raising puppies and was excellent in training them.

Survivors include two daughters, Beverly (Berwyn) McCaskey of Ames and Bonnie (Richard) Whalen of Stanhope; one brother, Art Okland of Stratford; two sisters, Esther Miller of Story City and Myrtle Miller of Stanhope; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Jeanette was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three sons, Eugene, Dan, and infant Michael; one sister, Lois Hovick; and two brothers, Merle and Arnold Okland.

Memorials may be given to the Iowa Blind Association, St. Petri Lutheran Church, or Our Savior's Lutheran Church.

George Albert Junk

January 5, 1933 – August 18, 2013
 
Gregor Albert Junk, 80, of Ames, died comfortably and peacefully Sunday, August 18, at his home of natural causes and was under continual nursing care. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Thursday, August 22, 2013 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Ames with a visitation on Wednesday from 5 – 7 PM at Stevens Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow the mass at Ames Municipal Cemetery.

Greg was born in Guttenberg, Iowa to Albert and Marie Fassbinder Junk on January 5, 1933 and was the youngest of 6 children. He graduated from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa with a degree in chemistry and went on to graduate school at Berkley, California. Upon his return to the Midwest, Greg married the love of his life, Mary Therese Ahrends, who was a nursing student at the time. Greg and Mary settled in Ames and Greg began his career as a research chemist at Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University until his retirement.

Following his retirement from Ames Lab, Greg continued his consulting work for many years, mostly in water analysis. The consulting work brought opportunities for travel and Greg and Mary took many treasured trips to places including Australia, Japan and Hawaii.

Greg was an excellent husband, father and provider. The family always enjoyed joyous holidays and summer vacations in the sun. He was an avid golfer and bowler, and loved hunting and fishing. Greg was a member of Saint Cecilia Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus and gave his time tirelessly to many volunteer activities. Greg was an enthusiastic Iowa State Cyclone fan.

Greg is survived by his three children, Susan Marie Wilson, of Greensboro, NC, David John Junk, of Nevada, and Mark Jeffrey Junk, of Ames; a granddaughter, Mary Junk of Ames and two sisters, Anna Mae Powers of Elkader and Phyllis (Leon) Berns of Garnavillo. He was preceded in death by his wife; two brothers, Verle and Gene and a sister, Elaine Gustafson.

As a show of sympathy, the family suggests memorial contributions be directed to St. Cecilia Catholic Church. On-line condolences may be expressed to the family at www.StevensMemorialChapel.com.

Kristy K. Koster

March 21, 1959 – February 22, 2014

Kristy K. Koster, 54, of Ames, passed away Feb. 22, 2014, in Iowa City, after a brief illness.

Kristy was born on March 21, 1959, in Osage, and attended Visitation Grade School in Stacyville and St. Ansgar Senior High School. After high school, she attended Iowa State University, graduated in 1982 and began her career in the food service department at ISU. She became an excellent baker and was the favorite go-to person when special events at ISU occurred.

Kristy loved to travel with her family and enjoyed her yearly trips with her sisters across the United States and Europe.

She was an excellent caregiver to her father and will be sorely missed by all of her family. We never will forget her infectious smile and caring nature.

Kristy was a loving daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She is survived by her father, Edgar, of Nevada; four sisters, Karen Cain, of Janesville, Wis., Jane Koster, of Des Moines, Nancy (Michael) Teasdale, of Edina, Minn., and Mary (Efren) Vintimilla, of Asheville, N.C.; one sister-in-law, Teresa Ondracek (Pat); four brothers, Daniel, of Boise, Idaho, Dale (Jennifer), of Prescott Valley, Ariz., Paul (Carole), of Bloomington, Minn., and Craig (Naoise), of Eden Prairie, Minn.; and 17 nieces and nephews.

Kristy was preceded in death by her mother, Delores; two brothers, Patrick and Mark; and one brother-in-law, Larry Cain.

Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 1, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, in Auburn, followed by a Memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. A private burial service will be at a later date. A luncheon will follow the mass.

Our family would like to thank the staffs at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames and the University of Iowa Hospitals for the wonderful care and love Kristy received while being hospitalized. Thank you to the many caring and supportive friends and extended family for the kind words and prayers during this time.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Helen Rossi Volunteer Guest House, at the University of Iowa Hospitals, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242, or to the Mid-Iowa Community Action Food Shelf, 230 SE 16th St., No. 101, Ames, IA, 50010 or directly sent to Karen Cain, 3742 Skyview Drive, Janesville, WI, 53546.

Lillian Elizabeth Kraft

May 26, 1923 – January 26, 2014

Lillian E. Kraft, 90, died at Oaknoll Retirement Residence on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.

Born in New Haven, Conn. to Nathan and Rebecca Shapiro, Lillian grew up in Queens, N.Y., and graduated from Queens College in 1944, where she studied economics and education. These two areas of study then became enduring themes throughout her life.

Wanting to help with the domestic war effort during World War II, Lillian worked in Washington, D.C., for the War Production Board. In 1947, when she was back in New York, working for CBS television, she met her future husband, Allen A. Kraft, and they married that same year. Two years later, they relocated to Ames, where Allen earned his doctorate at Iowa State University and Lillian worked at WOI radio station as administrative assistant to the program director.

After Allen was awarded his doctcorate in 1953, they moved to Rockville, Md., with then 2-year-old daughter Amy, where Allen worked for the USDA and Lillian taught third grade. Son Robert was born in Washington, D.C., in 1954. In 1959, the family returned to Ames, when Allen was offered a faculty position at ISU, and where Lillian worked at the university from 1969-87, teaching introductory courses in library science.

People who worked with Lillian spoke of her devoted collegiality, her mentoring of young people and her love of books, art and cooking. She was named assistant professor of library science in 1977. The couple retired to Iowa City in 1997.

Lillian’s greatest joy in life revolved around spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an expert knitter, regularly giving family members her beautiful handmade sweaters as treasured gifts. She also enjoyed baking, reading, and writing poetry, and for many years, commemorated events in the lives of her family with a poem written specifically for the occasion. Her banana cake and apricot turnovers were special favorites among her children and grandchildren and always plentiful and greatly enjoyed during family visits.

She is survived by one daughter, Amy Kolen (Michael), of Iowa City; one son, Robert Kraft, of Westerville, Ohio; four grandchildren, Raychel Kolen (Paul Allen), Daniel Kolen, Jessica Kraft (Jordan Elias) and Samuel Kraft (Erin Lau); and great-granddaughters, Simone and Lazarre Elias.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Allen A. Kraft; and one daughter-in-law Virginia Petersen.  Lillian requested no public memorial service. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Iowa City Hospice, the Oaknoll Foundation’s scholarship fund or Agudas Achim Congregation in Iowa City.

Faculty/Senate Memorial Resolution
Lillian E. Kraft
May 26, 1923 – January 26, 2014

Lillian E. Kraft, 90, died at Oaknoll Retirement Residence on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. Born in New Haven, Conn. to Nathan and Rebecca Shapiro, Lillian grew up in Queens, N.Y., and graduated from Queens College in 1944, where she studied economics and education. These two areas of study then became enduring themes throughout her life.

Wanting to help with the domestic war effort during World War II, Lillian worked in Washington, D.C., for the War Production Board. In 1947, when she was back in New York, working for CBS television, she met her future husband, Allen A. Kraft, and they married that same year. Two years later, they relocated to Ames, where Allen earned his doctorate at Iowa State University and Lillian worked at WOI radio station as administrative assistant to the program director. After Allen was awarded his doctorate in 1953, they moved to Rockville, Md., with then 2-year-old daughter Amy, where Allen worked for the USDA and Lillian taught third grade. Son Robert was born in Washington, D.C., in 1954. In 1959, the family returned to Ames, when Allen was offered a faculty position at ISU, and where Lillian worked at the University Library from 1969-87, teaching introductory courses in library science.

People who worked with Lillian spoke of her devoted collegiality, her mentoring of young people and her love of books, art and cooking. She was named assistant professor of library science in 1977. The couple retired to Iowa City in 1997.

Lillian’s greatest joy in life revolved around spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an expert knitter, regularly giving family members her beautiful handmade sweaters as treasured gifts. She also enjoyed baking, reading, and writing poetry, and for many years, commemorated events in the lives of her family with a poem written specifically for the occasion. Her banana cake and apricot turnovers were special favorites among her children and grandchildren and always plentiful and greatly enjoyed during family visits.

She is survived by one daughter, Amy Kolen (Michael), of Iowa City; one son, Robert Kraft, of Westerville, Ohio; four grandchildren, Raychel Kolen (Paul Allen), Daniel Kolen, Jessica Kraft (Jordan Elias) and Samuel Kraft (Erin Lau); and great-granddaughters, Simone and Lazarre Elias. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Allen A. Kraft; and one daughter-in-law Virginia Petersen.

Lillian requested no public memorial service. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Iowa City Hospice, the Oaknoll Foundation’s scholarship fund or Agudas Achim Congregation in Iowa City. A private gathering will be at a later date. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.lensingfuneral.com.

Tribute by Robert Kraft
Lillian Elizabeth Kraft
May 26, 1923 – January 26, 2014


ISU work experience:
Lillian worked at the ISU library from 1969 to 1987, teaching introductory courses in library science. She was named Assistant Professor of Library Science in 1977.

Highlight of their employment:
Colleagues who worked with Lillian Kraft at the ISU library spoke of her devoted collegiality, her mentoring of young people, and her love of books, art, and cooking. She loved her work, her students, and her colleagues.

Personal memory:
One colleague who worked with Lillian in the early 1980s said in 2013, “I think of Lil often, especially when cooking. She was so sweet and kind to me when I joined the department, offering advice and acquainting me with the Ames community.” In February of this year, another library colleague who worked with Lillian in the early 1970s said, “I felt an immediate bond with Lillian. She was so helpful during my training and I will always remember that.” This colleague also went on to say that Lillian was “the most amazing cook.”

Other thoughts to share:
One of Lillian Kraft’s greatest joys in life was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an expert knitter, regularly giving family members her beautiful handmade sweaters as treasured gifts. She also enjoyed baking, reading, and writing poetry, and for many years, she commemorated events in the lives of her family with a poem written specifically for the occasion. Her banana cake and apricot turnovers were special favorites among her children and grandchildren and always plentiful and greatly enjoyed during family visits.

William “Bill” F. Kunerth

October 18, 1924 – December 9, 2013

William "Bill" F. Kunerth, professor emeritus of the Greenlee School, died Monday after a brief illness. For the past week, he had been in hospice care at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Fort Meade, S.D.

Kunerth served in the US Army during World War II in an active combat unit in France and Germany. At age 19 he and his unit were sent to the Siegfried Line on the German border. He was shot in the leg and received the Purple Heart. In this story published Aug. 13, 2013 in the Rapid City Journal, Kunerth was quoted as saying, “I knew quite a few guys who we lost. … I was in combat for two weeks and it was pretty rough, but so many of my friends went through so much more. I was fortunate. I got over things so much easier than some of them. You don’t have much choice.”

Kunerth was born on October 18th, 1924, in Sioux Falls, S.D. He received his MSJ in 1952 from Northwestern University. He worked as a reporter in South Dakota, Wyoming, Illinois and Iowa before taking a job  at Iowa State in 1957 as a journalism instructor. He was promoted to assistant professor in 1959, associate professor in 1965, and professor in 1975. In 1987, he won the Distinguished Service Award of the Iowa Newspaper Association for contributions to the newspaper industry.

Informed earlier in the week about his illness, alumni sent calls, cards and emails to him. One alumna shared one of his emails. “As I’ve said many times,” he wrote her, “students like you made teaching a pleasure and gratifying to look back on. As to my situation, it must be put in perspective: 89 years, 65 with a jewel of a wife, 30 years teaching in a golden era of higher education with a collegial faculty and challenging students like you, a loving family, being owner of a nice little ranch.  And having fun popping the balloons of pompous power houses. Hard to beat!”

He is married to Wilma Kunerth, and they have four children: Jeffery, William, John and Myla. 

Paul L. Ladd

September 3, 1953 – June 24, 2013

Paul L. Ladd, Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired), age 59, of Boone, passed away on Monday, June 24, 2013. Paul Lewis Ladd was born September 3, 1953 to Warren Virgil and Irene Rosalie (Petersen) Ladd in Harlan, Iowa. He grew up on a farm near Jacksonville, Iowa and graduated from Harlan Community School in 1972. He attended the University of Northern Iowa and graduated with a degree in Business Management in 1976. He held a Master of Business Administrations (Logistics) degree from the Florida Institute of Technology and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.

Commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1976, he completed The Basic School in March 1977. Paul served 28 years in the Marine Corps and attained the rank of colonel. He held all levels of command and also served on NATO staff. He spearheaded the task force for the Navy’s Second Fleet security after the bombing of the U.S.S. Cole earning one of his Legion of Merit awards. Throughout his career, he was stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC; Detroit, MI; Quantico, VA; Virginia Beach, VA; Okinawa, Japan; Camp Pendleton, CA; and Newport, Rhode Island. Paul’s final active duty position was Professor of Naval Science and Commanding Officer of Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps at Iowa State University. Colonel Ladd retired on April 30, 2004. His personal decorations included the Legion of Merit (two awards), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with Gold Star, the Navy Commendation Medal and the Navy Achievement Medal.

“Col Ladd was a dedicated Marine who deeply cared about the Midshipmen, Sailors, and Marines enrolled at Iowa State. He felt his priority was to attract the best and brightest to Iowa State and give them a solid foundation to become officers in the Naval service and future leaders of our nation. Under his leadership, the NROTC Unit at Iowa State increased enrollment by 61% over the previous twelve years. His legacy will be felt for years as his graduates continue to successfully serve in and out of uniform,” noted CDR Bob Hoffer, USN (Ret). CDR Hoffer served as Colonel Ladd’s Executive Officer.

After retirement from the Marine Corps, Paul accepted the position of Director of Veterans Affairs for Boone County in 2005. He thoroughly enjoyed helping his community and would go out of his way to advocate for and help veterans whenever he could. Paul was also active at the state level of county Veterans Affairs organization. Paul was sustained by his faith in the Lord and was an active member of the First Evangelical Free Church of Boone. He was also an active member with the Boone County Republicans, the Heartland Chapter of Leathernecks, Marine Corps League, VFW, American Legion, The Gideons and was involved with the ESGR (Employers Support of the Guard and Reserves). He truly loved his community and participated in any way that he could.

Paul enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle and often made cross-country trips to visit family and friends. During the summer, he enjoyed training for RAGBRAI and participating in the week-long event with “Team Navy”. Additionally, Paul enjoyed practicing Tae-Kwan-Do, collecting guns and hunting; however, what he enjoyed most was helping his neighbors and dear friends, Jon and Brandon King of King Farms, with fall harvest.

Neva Dorothy Lagomarcino

March 2, 1922 – June 25, 2013

Neva Dorothy Baird Lagomarcino, 91, passed away quietly Tuesday afternoon, June 25, at Northcrest Community in Ames, surrounded by her loving family.

Dorothy was born March 2, 1922, in Des Moines, the only child of Neva (Eilers) Baird and Rodney T. Baird. The family lived in Fort Dodge until 1936, when her parents purchased and operated the Fortner Hotel in Waverly, with Dorothy working in the hotel as well. She graduated from Waverly High School in 1939 – the same school and year as her future husband, Virgil Lagomarcino. Dorothy graduated from Wartburg with a degree in chemistry in 1943 as the first female chemistry graduate from Wartburg. She taught at Fredericksburg High School while Virgil fulfilled his military obligation, and in 1944, the couple was married at the Little Brown Church near Nashua, Iowa.

Dorothy and Virgil taught at Vinton High School in 1945, and they moved to Keystone in 1946 when Virgil became superintendent of the Keystone School District. In 1949, they moved to Anamosa, and she gave up her career as a teacher to become a fulltime mother and support Virgil in his career, which eventually led him to become the long-time Dean of the College of Education at Iowa State University.

Dorothy moved to Des Moines in 1951 when Virgil joined the State Department of Public Instruction, and they then moved to Ames in 1953 so Virgil could pursue his Ph.D. degree. They lived in Iowa State’s Pammel Court until Virgil completed his Ph.D. in 1955.

Dorothy devoted her life to her husband, her three children and their spouses, and her five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was active in the children's school activities and PTA organizations. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ames since the 1950s and served in several capacities with the church, including Board of Deacons, Board of Christian Education and decorations committee. She was also a member of the Iowa State University Faculty Women’s Club and PEO Chapter AA of Ames, and served on the Northcrest Community board of directors.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. She is survived by her children: Mary and husband John Anderson of Ames, son Scott and wife Gretchen and their children Tyler and Lucas of Ames, and daughter Michele of West Des Moines; Mark and wife Teresa of West Des Moines and children Justin, Jared and Sarah; and Martha and husband Dr. Tom Gleason of Boone.

The family wishes to thank Dr. David Carlyle, Stef Coil and the staff of Heartwood House for their outstanding care.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at the First Baptist Church of Ames, 200 Lynn Avenue, and burial will be at the Ames Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to the Israel Hospice House of Ames, the First Baptist Church of Ames or the Virgil and Dorothy Lagomarcino Scholarship Fund through the Iowa State University Foundation.

Maclyn E. LaRue

May 19, 1926 – January 4, 2014

Maclyn E. LaRue was born on a farm near Dows, Iowa, May 19, 1926, the son of Ernest R. and Josephine Evanda Evans LaRue. Raised in Wright County, Iowa, he graduated from Oakland Township High School, Popejoy, Iowa, in 1943. He then furthered his education at Iowa State College in Ames, Iowa, graduating with his Bachelor of Science Degree with an Agriculture Education Major in 1947. Mac began his agricultural professional career in 1947 in Sloan, Iowa, where he was the Vocational Agriculture Teacher at Sloan Community Schools.

On October 7, 1948, Maclyn was united in marriage with Audrey J. Peterson in Sioux City, Iowa, and their union was blessed with five children: Annette, Claire, Janelle, Alan and Philip. They made their home in Sloan where Mac continued to teach until 1953, when the family moved to Bedford, Iowa, where Mac served as the Taylor County Extension Director from 1953 until 1961. The LaRue’s moved to Denison, Iowa, in 1961, where Mac served as Crawford County Extension Director until completing his thirty year Extension Career, retiring in 1983. Four years after moving to Denison Mac’s wife, Audrey, age 37, lost her battle to cancer on January 25, 1965, leaving Mac to raise their five young children.

On April 8, 1971, Maclyn was blessed to be united in marriage with Janet L. Prueitt Halverson in Denison where they made their blended home. Following his retirement from the Extension Service Mac was elected to the Crawford County Board of Supervisors where he served for four years from 1985 through 1988. During his tenure as a supervisor he was influential in developing the Crawford County Recycling Program. Mac and Janet spent their retirement years where Mac had more time to pursue his hobbies of traveling, camping, fishing, hunting, gardening, County Fair judging, and especially enjoyed spending more time with his grandchildren.

Throughout his life Mac was a very active member of his church and community. He was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Denison, having been baptized at the Collegiate Methodist Church in Ames, Iowa, in 1945. He served as a Young Adult Sunday School Teacher and served on many committees including: Education Unit Final Fund Drive Chairman; Finance; Memorial Committee; Lay Leader; United Methodist Men and their chairman; Sioux City District Council of Ministries, serving as chairman; and a Sioux City District Member of Church Development Committee.

While living in Bedford, Iowa, he was a member of the Bedford Lions Club and Jay Cees. In Denison he was a 52 year member of the Sylvan Lodge No. 507, A.F. & A.M., serving as Master three different terms and as their treasurer; Denison Kiwanis Club having received their George F. Hixen Fellowship Award in December of 2013; Denison Golden K Club and a past president; Midwestern College Board of Directors; WESCO Board Member and secretary for four years; four year member of the Elderbridge Agency on Aging and Chairman of the Board; Epsilon Sigma Phi Fraternity for 25 years; Iowa State University Extension Association for 30 years and their treasurer; was active in the American Cancer Society having served as State Crusade Chairman, State Board Member, County Crusade Chairman for 40 years and was their Memorial Chairman; and was an honorary member of 4-H in Crawford County being active in securing donors for the state 4-H foundation and the state 4-H camping center having especially enjoyed the 4-H camps through the years.

Mac was well respected in his Extension Service Career receiving the R.K. Bliss Extension Citation in 1971, the first year it was offered, as an outstanding extension educator and also received the distinguished service award from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents. During his tenure in Crawford County, Mac helped organize the West Iowa Dairy Herd Improvement Association, Crawford County Pork Producers, Crawford County Cattleman’s Association and the West Central Iowa Feeder Calf Producers. One of Mac’s outstanding Extension accomplishments had been maintaining a strong Farm and Home Management program which he began in Taylor County under a Kellogg Grant teaching management concepts to over 400 farm families on a one to one basis. His accomplishments in the agriculture and Extension fields will be long remembered.

Maclyn died Saturday afternoon, January 4, 2014 at Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison, Iowa. At the time of his death he had been blessed with 87 years,7 months and 15 days.

Including his parents, Ernest and Josephine LaRue and his first wife, Audrey LaRue, Maclyn was also preceded in death by one sister, Mary Lou Rasmussen and one grandson, Phillip Leeper.

Those remaining to cherish his memory include his wife of over 42 years, Janet LaRue of Denison, Iowa; five children: Annette and husband Larry Boeck of Denison, Iowa, Claire and husband Robert Brecht of Gilbert, Iowa, Janelle LaRue of Vancouver, Washington, Alan LaRue and wife Diane of San Diego, California and Philip LaRue and friend Gaylene of Tipton, Iowa; two step-children: Dr. Gregory Halverson and wife Cathy of Ames, Iowa, and Sheryl Dorseth of Clear Lake, Iowa, 13 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; two sisters: Betty Jean Johnson of Iowa Falls, Iowa, and Joann and husband Lee Blanchard of Nevada, Iowa; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Carl Rasmussen of Nevada, Iowa, Shirley Eyer of Sloan, Iowa, Keith and Lynn Prueitt of Bella Vista, Arkansas and Fran Prueitt of Woodward, Iowa, other relatives and friends.

Tribute by his wife, Janet LaRue
Maclyn E. LaRue
May 19, 1926 – January 4, 2014

Maclyn was a long term extension employee in Taylor and Crawford CO.  He was well known and respected across the state for his dedication and contentious work which earned him many honors.  One of his outstanding Extension accomplishments was maintaining a strong Farm and Home Management program which involved over 400 farm families on a one to one basis.  He received the first R.K. Bliss Extension Citation in 1971, as an outstanding extension director.  

Personal:  Maclyn was a lifelong learner.  I called him “my encyclopedia”.

Lovingly submitted by Janet LaRue.

Marjorie Ann Lind

September 13, 1941 – January 19, 2014

Marjorie Ann Lind, age 72, of 518 Rookwood Drive in Ames and formerly of Boone, died January 19, 2014, at the Eastern Star Masonic Home in Boone.

Her body was cremated and a Memorial service will be Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of the Eastern Star Masonic Home with Rev. James Barnett officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery, west of Boone, at a later date.

Friends may call at the Eastern Star Chapel on Wednesday after 1 p.m.

Marjorie was born in Boone on September 13, 1941, the daughter of Charles and Marjorie Barbara (Estep) Eckhart.
She graduated from Boone High School in 1960.
Marjorie married Richard D. Lind in Boone on July 24, 1965. The couple lived in Boone until 1975, when they moved to Ames.

Marjorie worked at Iowa State University in printing, Bourns in Ames, and again at Iowa State University in Food Service.

She was a member of the Klassy Kruisers Car Club and the Marion Street United Methodist Church in Boone.

In earlier years, Marjorie enjoyed traveling throughout the United States, collecting cat figurines and memorabilia, and attending classic car shows.  She and her husband enjoyed riding in their 1963 Chevy Corvair and Olds Cutlass Silver Bullet.  Marjorie also enjoyed reading cookbooks and bargain hunting.

Marjorie is preceded in death by her parents and a brother-in-law Dean Benshoff.

She is survived by her husband Richard of Ames; a sister Ella Benshoff of Ottawa, Ohio; sisters-in-law Dianne Eppert of Boone and Lori Wildeman and husband Arlen, also of Boone; two cousins Helen Allen of Pierce, Nebraska, and Eugene Staley of Denver, Colorado; mother-in-law and father-in-law Maynard and Lillian Lind of Boone; and numerous nieces and nephews and other extended family members.

Memorials in Marjorie’s name may be directed to the family to be used at their discretion.

Eugenia “Jeanne” Dixon Lindahl

October 14, 1940 – January 21, 2014

Eugenia “Jeanne” Lindahl, 73, of Oskaloosa, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at MHP Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa.

She was born Oct. 14, 1940, at Oak Park, Ill., the daughter of Kenneth and Doris Bailey Moore. She graduated from LaGrange High School in Illinois. She furthered her education, earning a bachelor’s degree in child development in 1961, and a master’s degree in 1965, both from Iowa State University. In 1960, she married James E. Dixon; the two of them later divorced. In 1983, she earned a second master’s degree in educational psychology from the University of Minnesota. On June 22, 1991, she married Charles Lindahl in Bella Vista, Ark.

Jeanne spent her career in education. She started out as a professor of human development and family studies at ISU in 1961. In 1991, she moved to Tulsa, Okla., and became the curriculum director at the Children’s Medical Center B.E.S.T. preschool. She was the curriculum director there until 1995, when she retired to care for her husband, Chuck. She cared for him until he died on April 8, 1996. In August 2001, Jeanne moved to Oskaloosa to be near her son, Steve, and his family.

Jeanne loved music, she was a very accomplished violinist and violist and she played with the Tulsa Community College Symphony, the Iowa State Symphony and the Oskaloosa Symphony. She also enjoyed the outdoors and dancing. Jeanne was a lifelong advocate of children’s rights; she had served on the Governors Council for that cause. She had a lifelong passion for education, especially early childhood education. She was a lifelong student. She delighted in spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a member of the Central United Methodist Church in Oskaloosa, ISU Delta Zeta, Day Care and Child Services Council of America, American Home Economics Association, Iowa and International and Midwestern Association for the Education of Young Children and the council for Exceptional Children.

Her family includes her two sons, Steve (and Kim) Dixon, of Oskaloosa, and Michael Dixon, of Washington, D.C.; one granddaughter, Randie Jo Dixon, of Oskaloosa; one stepdaughter, Maria (and Greg) Greenfield, of Norman, Okla.; two stepgrandchildren, Nicole and Cody; one brother, Kenneth (and Linda) Moore Jr., of Little Rock, Ark.; one sister, Sue (and William) Burdick, of Rochester, N.Y.; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Keith Forehand, of Chipley, Fla., and Mary Jo (and Bob) Aegeter, of Bellingham, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Marjorie Forehand; and one stepson, David Lindahl.

As education was her passion, Jeanne has donated her body to the University of Iowa Carver College Of Medicine.

A celebration of her life will be at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa. Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family will be at the funeral chapel from 11:30 a.m. until service time at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday to greet friends and relatives.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Hospice Serenity House, Alzheimer’s Association or United Methodist Committee on Relief.

Tribute
Eugenia “Jeanne” Dixon Lindahl
October 14, 1940 – January 21, 2014

Jeanne  Dixon Lindahl – passed away on January 21, 2014.  A native of Western Springs, Ill., she came to Ames for her undergraduate and Master’s degree in Child development in 1961.  She became a faculty member in the Dept. of Human Development and Family Studies in 1965 and served that dept. until she moved to Tulsa, Ok. In 1991.  She later received her second Master’s degree in Ed. Psychology from the University of Minnesota.

Jeanne was my colleague and friend!  She was a multidimensional woman.  She was the consummate professional, dedicated to her teaching and working tirelessly for the rights and betterment of conditions for children of all ages.  She served on several advisory committees for the State and was a member of the state committee to develop standards for Day Care.  She was a member of several professional organizations.  Her professional life continued after her move to Tulsa.  

She did not let work make her a dull woman.  She loved music and was an accomplished musician, playing the viola and violin in the Ames community orchestra and later in the Tulsa and Oskaloosa orchestras.  She also loved to dance, both folk and ballroom.  Jean was active in her Church communities wherever she went.  Her deep faith which enabled her to get through some difficult times of her life, with grace.

For some, life as they have known it is halted too soon.  Unfortunately, for Jeanne it was early onset Alzheimer’s while in the 50’s.  The struggle was long but she finally came to rest last January.  

We shared a lot of ourselves over the years and I have been missing her for a long time.

Tribute
Eugenia “Jeanne” Dixon Lindahl
October 14, 1940 – January 21, 2014

Eugenia "Jeanne" Dixon Lindahl, 73, of Oskaloosa, died Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at the MHP Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. She was born October 14, 1940, at Oak Park, Illinois, and graduated from LaGrange High School in Illinois. She earned a B.S. in Child Development and a master’s degree from Iowa State University, and later earned a second master's degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota.

Jeanne spent her career in education with a special passion for early childhood education. She began as a professor of human development and family studies at Iowa State University in 1961, and in 1991 she moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma and became the curriculum director at the Children's Medical Center B.E.S.T. preschool. She was the curriculum director there until she retired in 1995, and later moved to Oskaloosa, Iowa to be near family. Jeanne was an accomplished violinist and violist who played with the Tulsa Community College Symphony, the Iowa State Symphony, and the Oskaloosa Symphony. She was a lifelong advocate of children's rights and served on the Governors Council for that cause.

In keeping with her passion for education, Jeanne donated her body to the University Of Iowa Carver College Of Medicine. A celebration of her life was held Sunday, January 26, 2014, in Oskaloosa. Memorials may be made to: Hospice Serenity House, Alzheimer's Association or United Methodist Committee on Relief.

Richard Llewellyn

February 10, 1953 – November 18, 2013

Richard Llewellyn passed away on Nov. 18 after an illness. Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, he had lived in various places including New York, Texas, Georgia, Iowa and Florida. In 1990, he earned his master’s degree from the school of information and library science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From 1999-2006, he was an assistant professor and life sciences librarian at the Iowa State University Library. Richard came to Iowa State from the University of Georgia where he had been a reference librarian. In 2007, Richard began working at the Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where, similar to his position at Iowa State, he specialized in the areas of science and technology. Richard was savvy with Web technology and had researched and posted content for his website, animated-divots.net, and he wrote a blog at rllew1953.wordpress.com.  Richard was a self-described couch potato and interested in animation and Japanese comics.

Robert A. Lohnes

February 5, 1937 – July 15, 2013

Dr. Robert A. Lohnes died on July 15, 2013 of MDS. He was Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering and University Professor at Iowa State University. Bob was born February 5, 1937 in Springfield, OH, the only child of Paul Edward Lohnes and Betty Laura (MacGregor) Lohnes. He studied two years at Wittenberg College and graduated from Ohio State University in 1959. He completed graduate studies at Iowa State University and received his Ph.D. in 1964. Upon Completion of his graduate work, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Geology at Wisconsin State University - River Falls. One year later, he returned to Iowa State as Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering and worked up through the academic ranks to retire in 2005. Robert served as a Visiting Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey in 1973 to 74.

He is survived by his wife, Diane (Brodsky) Lohnes of West Des Moines, IA; and his first wife and mother of his children, Jane (Wiegel) Lohnes of Ames, IA. He has two surviving children, Mark Alan Lohnes (Alenia) of Lincoln, NE, Molly Jane Lohnes of Winona, MN and one grandson, Paul Alan Lohnes of Lincoln, NE. Bob has two surviving stepdaughters, Mia (Kelly) Singer of Phoenix, AZ and Julie (Brad) Devine of Chandler, AZ; three step grandsons, Tate Singer, Drew and Graham Devine.

One of Bob's many passions was travel, always beginning a trip or vacation with the phrase, "And the adventure begins." While his travel adventures have come to an end, his enjoyment of life will always be remembered. According to his wishes, he has been cremated and will be buried in his hometown of Springfield, OH following a graveside service.

Memorials in Robert's name may be made to John Stoddard Cancer Center or HCI Care Services of Central Iowa, 401 Railroad Place, West Des Moines, IA 50265-4730.

Tribute by his former wife, Jane Lohnes
Robert A. Lohnes
February 5, 1937 – July 15, 2013

Highlight of their employment:
Bob's professional life involved teaching, advising, consulting and research. Undoubtedly the times he spent with his students were the most enjoyable. He was proud to be a part of the academic community and he always believed that the students came first.

Personal memory:
Bob's sabbatical year was spent at Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. This was an opportunity for our family to live abroad and learn about a different culture. It was an enriching experience for all of us.

Other thoughts to share:
Bob took his job seriously and worked hard to share his enthusiasm for his profession with his students and his colleagues.

William “Bill” David Long

June 4, 1927 – April 25, 2014

William “Bill” David Long, 86, of Ames, died on Friday, April 25, 2014, at Green Hills Retirement Center. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 2900 Hoover Ave., with burial to follow in Ames Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday with a vigil service to follow at 7 p.m. at Stevens Memorial Chapel, 607 28th St.

Bill was born on June 4, 1927, in Montour, the son of Howard and Lola Corbin Long. Following the death of his father at an early age, Bill’s step-father, Frank Mattingly, helped Lola raise him.

He graduated from Gilbert High School in 1946 and served in the U.S. Army. Bill married Maxine Malliet on Sept. 4, 1950, in Ames. He worked at Iowa State University from 1949 until his retirement in 1989, when he served as ISU’s dairy plant manager and supervisor of athletic fields.

Bill enjoyed fishing, golfing, helping his children with many projects, having fun with his grandchildren and the staff at Green Hills and anything related to the Cyclones and the Chicago Cubs.

He was a charter member of the Ballard Golf and Country Club, served on the Ballard School Board and was a member of the Cyclone Club and St. Cecilia Catholic Church.

Bill is survived by his wife of 64 years, Maxine, of Ames; his children, Tom (Nancy) Long, of Gilbert, Mike (Becky) Long, of Ankeny, Patti (Mike) McDonald, of Cypress, Calif., and Gary (Deb) Long, of Ames; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; a brother, Norman (Lois) Long, of Yucaipa, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Joan Mattingly, of Boone; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Bob Mattingly and Jerry Long, who died in infancy.

As a show of sympathy, the family suggests memorial contributions be directed to St. Cecilia Catholic Church or Green Hills Care Center. Online condolences may be expressed at www.StevensMemorialChapel.com.

Quentin A. Love

March 9, 1921 – June 23, 2013
 
Quentin Love, a 30-year resident of Ames, recently passed away in Mesa, Ariz. He moved to Ames with his family in 1951. He worked for the Iowa State Highway Commission and in several different capacities at Iowa State. His last job at Iowa State before retirement was at the veterinary clinic at the university.

He was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years, Doris Love; and all of his siblings. He is survived by children, Christie Von Protz, of West Bridgewater, Mass., Linda Petersen, of Iowa City, and Jeff “Wally” Love, of Grand Junction. He also leaves four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Robert Dale Love

August 20, 1925 – February 5, 2014

Robert Dale Love, 88, of Ankeny (formerly of Ames) passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2014.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 10, 2014 at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home(4208 N. Ankeny Blvd), in Ankeny. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at a later date in Carlisle, Iowa.

Robert was born August 20, 1925, in Prairie City, Iowa to Lester and Leila (Peck) Love. He grew up in Carlisle, Iowa, graduating from high school in 1943. Enlisting immediately after graduation, he served as a naval officer in World War II. He earned his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State then worked several years in industry before returning to Iowa State to earn his master's degree in Industrial Engineering. Joining the faculty, he taught for 27 years before retiring in 1987 as Associate Professor Emeritus. One highlight of his career was to study the Building and Grounds department at the State House in Des Moines at the request of Governor Harold Hughes.

Bob enjoyed woodworking and made a large variety of furniture pieces for his children, grandchildren and many friends, with many pieces still in use. He was a member of Ames Heartland Baptist Church and a longtime member of Story County Housing.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Lorraine, son David (Diane), daughter Linda (Pierce) Welch, brother Glenn (Beverly) and sister Margaret (Russell )Pisle, five grandchildren Brian (Amye ) Love, Stephanie (Keith ) Burton, Jason (Jenica)Welch, Christine (David)Ryburn, and Adam (Kristi) Welch, 11 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Donald and infant sister Evelyn.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ames Heartland Baptist Church and the Alzheimer's Association.

Faculty/Senate Memorial Resolution
Robert D. Love
August 20, 1925 – February 5, 2014

Robert D. Love, emeritus associate professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) passed away February 5, 2014 at the age of 88.  Funeral services were held on Monday, February 10, 2014 at Memorial Services of Iowa Funeral Home in Ankeny.

Robert was born August 20, 1925, in Prairie City, Iowa to Lester and Leila (Peck) Love. He grew up in Carlisle, Iowa, graduating from high school in 1943. Enlisting immediately after graduation, he served as a naval officer in World War II. He earned his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State then worked several years in industry before returning to Iowa State to earn his master's degree in Industrial Engineering. Joining the faculty in 1960, he taught for 27 years before retiring in 1987 as Associate Professor Emeritus.

Professor Love’s experience in methods and manufacturing was instrumental in developing and modernizing coursework in methods and work measurement. His work included a major commitment to continuing education and organizing and offering many extension courses. One highlight of his career was his appointment by Governor Harold Hughes to head up a task force for reorganization of the Building and Grounds department at the State House in Des Moines.

Bob enjoyed woodworking and made a large variety of furniture pieces for his children, grandchildren and many friends, with many pieces still in use. He was a member of Ames Heartland Baptist Church and a longtime member of Story County Housing.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Lorraine, son David (Diane), daughter Linda (Pierce) Welch, brother Glenn (Beverly) and sister Margaret (Russell) Pisle, five grandchildren Brian (Amye) Love, Stephanie (Keith) Burton, Jason (Jenica) Welch, Christine (David) Ryburn, and Adam (Kristi) Welch, 11 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Donald, and infant sister Evelyn.

A few things stand out about Bob by his former co-workers.  Bob was always volunteering on community projects and in particular with the Kiwanis.  He was willing to help others or fix things when needed.  He was a kind and respectful man and a very happy person who always had a smile on his face.

Judy Lowe

November 25, 1944 – December 15, 2013

Judy Lowe, age 69, of Nevada, Iowa, died Sunday, December 15, 2013, at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames, Iowa.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 21, 2013, at Memorial Lutheran Church in Nevada, Iowa. Pastor Myron Herzberg will officiate, with burial to follow in Maxwell Cemetery, Maxwell, Iowa. Friends may call at Ryan Funeral Home in Nevada on Friday from 5-7 p.m.

Born November 25, 1944, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Judy Ann Lowe was the daughter of Franklin Earl and Ada Bell (Catlett) Rainbolt, Sr. She moved with her family to Nevada in 1960, graduating from Nevada High School in 1962. Judy worked at various jobs throughout her life, including as secretary at the Story County Courthouse, typist at Iowa State University for the Iowa Crop Improvement Association, and in numerous capacities at Story County Hospital. Most recently, she worked as lead custodian for the Ames Lab at Iowa State University, retiring in 2004.

On November 18, 1995, Judy married A. Wayne Lowe at Memorial Lutheran Church in Nevada. Judy will be remembered as a loyal friend who worked hard and enjoyed dancing, crocheting, and playing pool.

Survivors include three siblings, Janet (Marvin) Jacques of Garden City, Frank (Lori) Rainbolt of Cedar Rapids, and David Kemmerer of Des Moines; three nieces, Jennifer Schult, Abigail Jacques, and Tiara Jacques; a nephew, Robert Rainbolt; three great-nephews, Alex Schult, Emmet Schult, and Jackson Rainbolt; as well as other extended family members and close friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Wayne on October 4, 1997; her parents; and her step-father, Ivan Kemmerer.

Ryan Funeral Home of Nevada has been entrusted with the care of Judy and her family.

Kenneth Lee Malaby

February 5, 1930 – April 22, 2014

Ken Lee Malaby was born in Denison, TX on February 5, 1930. His family moved to Chickasha, OK and he graduated from high school in 1948. He later attended Phillips University at Enid and graduated with a degree in chemistry in 1952. After graduation, he was hired by Ames Laboratory as a research chemist in radiochemistry and later worked in Health Physics and at the Reactor. He retired after 47 years.

Ken met Shirley Brieser, a research assistant in his lab, and they were married on June 19, 1955. After his retirement, they built a house in the country and together they enjoyed their acreage, farming, farm sales, raising cattle and gardening. Ken was skilled at do-it-yourself projects and could fix or build most anything. He loved fishing and camping with his family. He was a faithful and active member of First Christian Church, singing in the choir and serving as deacon and treasurer. He belonged to Golden Kiwanis and was a Master Gardener. He also enjoyed playing bridge, golf and ping-pong with friends and neighbors.

Ken died April 22, 2014 at the Heartwood House in Ames.

Ken is survived by his wife, Shirley; one son, Kenneth W. (Jane) Malaby of Mechanicsville; one daughter, Sarah Malaby, of Klamath Falls, OR.; three grandchildren, Erik, Alison and Ian Malaby; two brothers, Bill, of Norman, OK and John, of La Conner, WA and their families.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church.

Doris E. McCormick

July 7, 1922 – May 15, 2013
 
Doris E. McCormick, born July 7, 1922, passed away May 15, 2013, at Bethany Life Communities in Story City. She lived in Duncombe, Webster City, Story City and Ames. She was raised on a farm and went to a country school. She married Edward “Ned” McCormick. Doris worked at Eichmans Clothing in Webster City, Sheldon Munn Hotel in Ames as a night desk clerk with her father Frank; the DOT in Ames in the road drafting department; WOI TV in Ames and the ISU Registrar Office, where she retired. Doris, her parents and brother went into partnership and built and managed apartments in Story City.

Her passion was cooking and baking. She made pies, kringla, potato cakes and spritz cookies for the Carousel Tea Room in Story City. She brought many meals to her son, Jim working in the fields. She was a great caregiver for her parents. She and her sister Joan and brother Calvin, did all they could to keep their parents in their own home.

She is survived by one son, Jim McCormick; one daughter-in-law, Martha, of Ames; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Sophie Hoover; her husband, Ned; one sister, Joan Knudsen; and one brother, Calvin Hoover.

Memorials can be sent to Bethany Life Communities, North Wing or to Boys Town.

Well done good and faithful servant.

James Daniel McKean

April 28, 1946 – April 10, 2014

James Daniel McKean was born April 28, 1946 to James and Margret (O’Connell) McKean in New York City, New York and raised in central Illinois.

After completing high school at Decatur, IL, he completed a Bachelor's of Veterinary Science Degree and received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree (DVM), both from the University of Illinois, in 1966 and 1970, respectively.

Jim knew at a young age while helping on the family farm with pigs and dairy cattle that he wanted to become a swine veterinarian. “I learned fairly quickly that standing on the side of the pen holding the pigs — while the veterinarian was standing on the other side of the fence vaccinating them — that there was more money and a lot less work on the other side of the fence.” Dr. McKean planned a career in large animal medicine due to experiences with pigs and cattle growing up, but an accident as a sophomore in veterinary school changed his course. While working in a corn processing plant to earn money for college, his left leg became caught in a feed auger, resulting in amputation.

After six weeks in the hospital and two weeks recuperating at home, he returned to college and finished his degree with his class. While completing his DVM, he earned a varsity letter as a member of the University of Illinois’ Wheelchair Basketball Team. Jim became a member of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) just one year after his life changing accident. During his career in the NWBA he won 4 National Championships; Illinois “Gizz Kids” in 1969 and 1970, and the Detroit Sparks in 1971 and 1972.

From the University of Illinois, Dr. McKean went on to Michigan State University, where he earned a Master's Degree in Veterinary Pathology in 1973. Always with a thirst for knowledge, he received his law degree (Juris Doctor) from Drake University in 1988.

After graduating from Michigan State, Dr. McKean worked for the Michigan Farm Bureau as a technical services veterinarian. He then joined the staff of Iowa State University in 1974 as an Extension Swine Veterinarian. Over the past 39 years at ISU, he has held the positions of Professor, Extension Swine Veterinarian, and Associate Director of the Iowa Pork Industry Center.

In 1985, Dr. McKean was named honorary Master Pork Producer by the Iowa Pork Producers Association. In 1991, Dr. McKean received the Faculty Citation by the Iowa State Alumni Association, for long, outstanding, and inspiring service. In 1999, Dr. McKean received the Howard Dunne Memorial Award recognizing his significant contribution and outstanding service to the American Association of Swine Veterinarians and the swine industry. In 2000, Dr. McKean was bestowed the title of “University Professor”. The honor is given to senior faculty members who have had significant impacts on their departments and the University in the areas of teaching, research and professional services. In 2008, Dr. McKean received the Master in Pork Production Award from the National Hog Farmer Magazine. In 2012, Dr. McKean received the President’s Award from the National Institute of Animal Agriculture.

Jim has noted on several occasions that his success and accolades would have not been possible without the steadfast support of his wife, Ellen.

Dr. McKean was a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Law Association, the American Association of Extension Veterinarians, the National Association of Food Hygiene Veterinarians and the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association, as well as a member and past president of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians. He was an active member on a number of state and national swine-related organizations and committees. He also worked closely with the Iowa Pork Producers and National Pork Producers. In addition, he has been a member of a National Academy of Sciences (NAS) committee on dioxins in food supply and worked closely with a number of other Federal Government Agencies to provide expertise in his field.

Dr. McKean was recognized as a national and international expert in swine health and food safety. He was instrumental in pork industry research, outreach and educational efforts. His strong knowledge and experience in areas of animal health, food safety, and overall pork production made him a valuable resource for industry publications, seminars and other outreach programs around the world. He also provided leadership and expert knowledge to help shape Federal and State laws protecting consumers and allowing veterinarians and livestock producers to use animal safe drugs in a safe and effective manner. He was a constant educator, professional and above all an advocate for pork producers, both large and small, in Iowa, the United States, and internationally.

He enjoyed watching University of Illinois and Iowa State University athletics, spending time outdoors, woodworking, working around the house, traveling with Ellen, and spending countless hours playing with his grandchildren. He also served on the Parrish Council and School Board at St. Cecelia in Ames, as well as a member and past president of the Gilbert Community School Board.

Jim and Ellen Ann Daly were married on August 23, 1969, and have four children - James, Bradley, Bridget and Maura.

Jim is survived by his wife of 45 years, Ellen, of Ames; his son, Jim (Deborah) McKean and their children, Ellie and Kailie, of Annapolis, MD; his son Brad (Carmen) and their children Madison and Marissa, of Fredericksburg, VA; his daughter Bridget (Marv) Konz and their children, Addison and Grant, of Ames, IA; and his daughter Maura (Kory) Miller and their children, Larissa, Kaylyn and Reed, of Ankeny, IA.

He is also survived by his siblings, Jane (John) Drabik, Bernard McKean, Margaret (Dean) Belcher, Richard McKean, Anne McKean, Angela McKean and Rose McKean.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, James D. and Margaret M. McKean; his brother, John McKean; his sister, Mary Therese; and his sister-in-law, Melanie McKean.

Dr. James D. McKean, beloved husband, father, and Papa passed away April 10, 2014, at his residence in Ames at 67 years of age.

The visitation for Dr. McKean will be Monday, April 21, 2014 from 4-6 p.m. at Saint Cecilia Catholic Church, 2900 Hoover Avenue, Ames, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held on April 22, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. with a reception hour at 9:30 and luncheon following Mass, at Saint Cecilia Catholic Church, 2900 Hoover Avenue, Ames, Iowa.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to the Dr. James McKean Memorial Fund, First National Bank, 405 5th St. Ames, Iowa 50010

Tribute by Pat Halbur
James Daniel McKean
April 28, 1946 – April 10, 2014

 "Swine veterinary medicine and the pork industry have lost a major piece of the foundation we currently stand on," said Dr. Pat Halbur, professor and chair of the Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine Department at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. "Our profession and industry have built upon and benefited tremendously from many of the things Dr. McKean has done to improve the health and welfare of pigs, the profitability of the pork industry and the safety and quality of pork," Dr. Halbur said.

Dr. McKean was internationally renowned as a tireless and effective leader in efforts to develop tools and programs for disease surveillance, and when the tools evolved he was front and center in efforts to eradicate those diseases from farms, states, regions and ultimately the U.S. pork industry. Dr. McKean was perhaps best known for his leadership in the eradication of Pseudorabies virus from the U.S. pork industry in 2004 and ongoing efforts to initiate an eradication program for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus. Prior to his passing, Dr. McKean was well into the process of designing strategies for eradicating porcine epidemic diarrhea virus that was recently introduced to the U.S. in 2013. He is also widely known for his leadership in helping establish and continuously improving the Pork Quality Assurance programs and for his collaboration in research that has advanced understanding of the opportunities to impact pork safety between the time pigs leave the farm and when they are harvested at the packing plant.

"Dr. McKean's tireless commitment to swine health and well-being will be greatly missed," said Dr. Lisa K. Nolan, dean of Iowa State's College of Veterinary Medicine. "His research and grassroots efforts with pork producers and his mentorship of young industry-oriented faculty reflected his devotion to the industry and vision for its future. Our college has also lost an outstanding colleague and friend."

Dr. McKean was named a University Professor in 2000 in recognition for distinguished service to Iowa State University. He has been the Iowa State University Swine Extension Veterinarian since August of 1974 … a few months short of 40 years. In this role, he impacted essentially all aspects of the Iowa and U.S. pork production.  He was passionate about and very good at finding and bringing the latest information on current best practices in swine health and welfare and food safety to the people who applied it on the farms and in the pork processing chain. Dr. McKean was very gifted in presenting this information in a concise and easily understandable manner whether it was delivered at the kitchen table on an Iowa swine farm, at a county pork producer meeting, or at meetings around the world such as the International Pig Veterinary Society Congress. If the best information was not readily available in the U.S., Dr. McKean would often find the resources to take pork producers and swine veterinarians and policy makers with him to other parts of the world where the technology existed and bring that experience and new knowledge back and translate it into practice in the U.S. Since 1994, Dr. McKean also was the associate director of the Iowa Pork Industry Center where he worked with pork producers in the field.  

As both an attorney and a veterinarian, Dr. McKean had a unique and highly valued perspective and skill set. "I doubt that there is any faculty member who paid more dues to professional organizations than Dr. McKean," Dr. Halbur said. "He wasn’t just a member of these organizations, he was passionate about and highly involved in the role and impact organizations such as the Iowa Pork Producers Association, Iowa Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Swine Veterinarians, National Pork Board, National Institute for Animal Agriculture, US Animal Health Association and others played in advancing animal agriculture and particularly influencing policies that shape the future of animal agriculture." Dr. McKean served as president of several of these organizations including the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, the American Association of Extension Veterinarians, National Institute for Animal Agriculture. Dr. McKean has been recognized with many awards including the Honorary Iowa Master Pork Producer award from the IPPA, the Extension Veterinarian of the Year from the Association of Extension Veterinarians, the Howard Dunne Memorial Award from the AASV, the Master in Pork Production award from the National Hog Farmer Magazine, and in 2012 he received the President’s Service Award from the National Institute for Animal Agriculture.

Dr. McKean was born in New York City and grew up in central Illinois. He received his veterinary degree from the University of Illinois (1970) and a master's degree in veterinary pathology from Michigan State University (1973), and the Juris Doctor degree from Drake University (1988).

"There are likely few other veterinarians in the United States that have a better understanding of global pork production and perhaps no one who is better networked with international leaders and innovators in swine health and production," Dr. Halbur said. " Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine and the stakeholders we serve have lost a great friend and scholar who will be missed dearly by our faculty and the veterinary profession and pork producers we serve."

Clark E. McMullen

November 27, 1947 – December 11, 2013

Clark E. McMullen, 66, passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2013. He was born November 27, 1947 to Earl and Dickey McMullen in Omaha, Nebraska.

Clark was a proud member in the U.S. Coast Guard where he was a Damage Controlman, serving time in Vietnam. His career was spent with AT&T and he was especially proud of his work as a lineman. He enjoyed reading and being outdoors, but most of all spending time with his family and close friends. Clark loved his little house, workshop, chickens and garden, and could fix about anything.

Clark's dearest wish was to leave behind a legacy of love. He had the gift of being present in each moment and believed that no one moment was more important than the next. He had this to teach all who touched him. In addition to his family, friends and cats he especially cherished his Wednesday ROC (Reinventing our Careers) friends, Stephen Ministry and the beloved community of Plymouth Church.

He is survived by his loving wife, Cathy McMullen; son, Leigh McMullen; daughter, Anna (Bryce) Osborn; brother, Kent (Rita) McMullen; grandchildren, Katelyn Karlzen, Elizabeth and Garrison Osborn, Stone, Ella and Hunter McMullen. Clark was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral Services will be held, 11 a.m., Monday, December 16, 2013 at Plymouth Congregational Church. Friends may visit with family on Sunday afternoon from 3 to 5 p.m. at the church.

Memorial Contributions may be directed to the Hope Lodge in Iowa City or to the Stephen Ministry at Plymouth Congregational Church in loving memory of Clark.

David E. Metzler

August 12, 1924 – September 26, 2013

David E. Metzler, 89, of Ames, passed away peacefully Thursday, September 26, 2013 at Green Hills Retirement Community in Ames, Iowa. David was born in Palo Alto, California on August 12, 1924 to David Russell and Sadie Metzler. The family moved to Fresno, CA when he was a year old where he spent the rest of his youth. David remembered many happy times in the Sierra Nevada Mountains with his family which were the beginning of his lifelong love of nature and camping. After graduating from Fresno High School he pursued a degree in Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology. His studies were interrupted by mandatory Civilian Public Service because he was a conscientious objector during World War II. During this time he fought forest fires in Nevada and later worked as an analytical chemist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Bowie, Maryland. After his service he completed his Bachelor of Science Degree at Cal Tech.

David left his beloved mountains to study at the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he earned his doctorate degree in Biochemistry under Esmond Snell in 1952. During his time in Wisconsin, David returned to California to marry Elizabeth Heron in 1948 and they later divorced. After a year as a Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Texas he joined the faculty at Iowa State University in 1953. For six months in 1965 David was an exchange visitor of the National Academy of Sciences, USA to the Institute of Molecular Biology of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Moscow. This would be the beginning of his international research collaborations that would extend to scientists in Japan and other countries.

His major research efforts were directed toward the mechanisms by which enzymes and coenzymes participate in catalysis in the body, specifically those reactions that depend upon thiamine, riboflavin and vitamin B6. His wife, Carol, worked in his laboratory for 28 years and between the two of them preformed and supervised many research projects. David authored or co-authored over 120 research papers and review articles and over 50 abstracts. He was the translation editor or editor for several other books within his field. He was the recipient of a John Guggenheim Fellowship Award in 1971 -72 during which he started work on the first edition of his textbook. In 1977, he published "Biochemistry: The Chemical Reactions of Living Cells," which was translated into Japanese, Russian and Spanish. David married Carol Harris in 1978 after having worked together for many years. David wrote the second edition of his textbook in association with Carol that included two volumes and was published in 2003. It surpassed the first edition and become the reference book for biochemists.

David's contribution to the field of biochemistry was unquestionable being recognized both nationally and internationally presenting his research at numerous conferences. He was a 50-Year member of the American Chemical Society. He was awarded the Distinguished Professorship in Sciences and Humanities in 1986 by Iowa State. David was honored on his 65th birthday by his former students and colleagues with a special scientific symposium in Ames in September 1989. He was also an educator, serving as the major advisor to nearly sixty MS and Ph. D students as well as numerous post-doctoral fellows. He believed in introducing students to research as soon as possible so there were always undergraduate students working in his laboratory.

Even though David was dedicated to biochemistry he also made time for his family. David and Carol had date nights (when they tried not to talk biochemistry or children) and many activities which included the children or the children's school and sport events. He tended a dozen flower gardens as well as a sizeable vegetable garden. David led his family on many camping and hiking adventures all across the country but the best were those back to his California mountains. He enjoyed singing and was a member of the Ames Choral Society for many years. Dancing was very important to David: folk and ballroom dancing with his wife, Carol. He found time for political activism for equality and peace, working for candidates who shared his beliefs. He supported organizations that worked to improve the lives of children worldwide and to preserve the environment for future generations. David had a big heart that included everyone.

David is survived by his wife, Carol and their children, Shanda Metzler of Ames, Tony (Sandra) Harris of Munich, Germany and Cindy Harris (James Yeatts) of Ankeny. He is survived by his sons Thomas (Barbara) Metzler of Glendale, California, Mark (Irina) Metzler of Stockton, California, Michael (Jacque) Metzler of St. Louis and Daniel (Melissa) Metzler of Tacoma, Washington; eleven grandchildren: Leah, Julia, Sophia, and Isaac Metzler; Elizabeth, Julia and Henry Harris; Hunter and Mason Yeatts; and Jaleesia and KiYana Carter. David is also survived by his sister, Margaret Hudson of Fresno, California, two nieces and three nephews and their families. David is preceded in death by his daughter Susan Metzler, grandson Tyler Everett Metzler and his sister, Elizabeth Boehn.

A memorial service will be held at Stevens Memorial Chapel, 607 28th Street in Ames at 2 pm on Saturday, October 5 with an hour of visitation prior and a time of socializing following. As a show of sympathy the family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the Alzheimer's Association or the Iowa Wildlife Federation. On-line condolences may be expressed at www.StevensMemorialChapel.com.

Everlyn “Evie” Mikesell

May 11, 1930 – October 17, 2013

Evelyn “Evie” Mikesell, age 83, of the Madrid Home in Madrid and formerly of Boone, died at the Madrid Home on October 17, 2013.

Funeral services will be Monday, October 21, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Boone with Rev. Jerry Bertelson officiating. Burial will be in the Boone Memorial Gardens.

Evelyn was born in Shenandoah, Iowa, on May 11, 1930, the daughter of Mildred Schwartz. As a teenager, she was raised by her foster parents Hugh and Jinx Osborn. She graduated from Boone High School in 1948 and graduated from Boone Junior College. On November 27, 1949, Evelyn married James Mikesell Jr. in Boone. Evelyn worked at Iowa State University for 15 years as a storekeeper in the Physical Education Department. Evelyn also was a bus driver for Head Start. She was a member of First Baptist Church and in earlier years, the Lincoln Elementary School PTA. Evelyn enjoyed camping, fishing, listening to music and singing, square dancing, and traveling. She also loved her dogs.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son Steve Mikesell, a sister Ann, sisters-in-law Lillie Swain and husband Elwin and Helen Gardner and husband John, and a brother-in-law Glenn Mikesell. She is survived by two sons Ron Mikesell and wife Deb of Boone and Dennis Mikesell and wife Debbie of Clear Lake; a daughter Kathy Hook and husband Lee of West Des Moines; foster daughter Anna Hill of Ventura, California; a sister Julie Mallow of Kirkland, Washington; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren: Amanda Staade and husband Dustin and their son Emmett; Justin Mikesell; Stacy Thompson and husband Tim and their children Lucas and Ally Thompson; Jenny Mackrill and husband Wes; Paige Hook; Alex Hook; and Perry Hook.

Friends may call at the Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall on Sunday from 3 until 7 p.m. where the family will be present from 5 until 7 p.m. Visitation continues Monday at the church from 12:30 p.m. to service time.
In memory of Evelyn, memorials may be directed to First Baptist Church or the Madrid Home.

Elizabeth Ann Miller

April 24, 1929 – November 11, 2013

Elizabeth Ann (Slaughter) Miller, 84, passed away Nov. 11, 2013, at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center from complications of diabetes. Memorial services will be held 12:30 p.m. Thursday, November 14, at Westminster Presbyterian Church with burial of the cremated remains to follow at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery near Van Meter.

Betty was born in Lincoln, Neb., April 24, 1929, to Ralph T. and Esther Elizabeth (Glenn) Slaughter. She earned her bachelor's degree in art from the University of Nebraska and her master's degree in art from Drake University. Betty was a lifelong teacher and professor of drawing and painting at Iowa State University where she was named Distinguished Professor. Prior to teaching at ISU, she taught at Drake University, The Des Moines Art Center and the Waterloo Recreation Commission.

Art was her lifelong passion as well as her profession. Betty also loved nature and saw beauty in its colors and composition. She enjoyed traveling and experiencing other cultures and was an avid reader. Betty also enjoyed time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Vern C. Miller of Des Moines; daughter Molly Elizabeth (Miller) Turner and son-in-law Scott Turner of Chicago; daughter Julie Anna Miller and two grandchildren, Gabrielle and Harrison, of Des Moines; brother William Slaughter of Lincoln, Neb., and sister Mary (Slaughter) Gonzalez of Greeley, Colo.

Memorial donations in her name may be made to the Westminster Presbyterian Church fine arts program and the American Diabetes Association . Online condolences will be welcomed at IlesCares.com.

Geraldine M. Montag

December 23, 1926 – September 15, 2013
 
Geraldine M. Montag was born in 1926 and received her B.A. (1947) from the University of Western Ontario and her M.A. (1963) and Ph.D (1966) from Iowa State University. She has been employed as a Research Associate (1965-1966); Assistant Professor (1966-1967); Associate Professor (1967-1973) and is currently a Professor (1973- ) as well as Interim Chair (1993-1995) of the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department. Montag has received numerous Iowa State awards and honors and belongs to the honorary societies of Sigma Xi and Alpha Pi Mu, among others. Her publications and research have focused on risk analysis, life-cycle costing, engineering economy, methods analysis, and work measurement.

Dr. Geraldine Montag was the first graduate of Brescia’s Home Economics program to earn a PhD.  At Iowa State University, her second alma mater, Geraldine became a Professor in the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department where she served as Chair for two years.
In September 2009, Geraldine was one of 12 women recognized as an Alumna Trailblazer in celebration of Brescia's 90th anniversary.

Faculty/Senate Memorial Resolution
Geraldine M. Montag
December 23, 1926 – September 15, 2013

Geraldine M. Montag, emeritus professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) passed away September 16, 2013 in Sun City West, AZ at the age of 86.  Dr. Montag received both her M.S. and Ph.D. from Iowa State University in 1963 and 1966 respectively.   Originally from Canada, she received her B.A. from the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada.

She began her career at ISU in the mid-60s with Student Health and also was in the Institution Management (Home Economics) Department prior to her joining IMSE in 1967.  Her research interests were risk analysis involving the development of decision theory under weak and strict ranking in the context of incomplete knowledge.  Other research interests included life-cycle costing and engineering economy.  She served as acting chair in the Fall of 1991 and also became interim department chair from 1993 until 1995.  She retired from the university in January of 1996.  In retirement, she was active in her church and with an engineering club.

While a professor in IMSE at Iowa State, Dr. Montag received various awards.  Among those most significant include the Iowa State University (ISU) Carrie Chapman Catt Award, ISU Regents Faculty Excellence Award, ISU Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, and a Faculty Citation Award for long and distinguished service.   One of her many qualities was she always strived to see that the best interests of the students were served.  Family in Canada survive her.  Memorial services were held both in Canada and Arizona.

Paul M. Morgan

June 18, 1923 – August 30, 2013

Paul Morgan age 90 of Ames, IA, died peacefully at Mary Greeley Medical Center on Friday August 30. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 5, at the United Church of Christ - Congregational, 6th and Kellogg in Ames. Burial will be at the Ames Municipal Cemetery.

Paul Morgan was born June 18, 1923, in Hudson, IA, the son of Barton and Catherine (Wallace) Morgan. He graduated from Ames High School in 1941 and from Iowa State University in 1944, in Civil Engineering. He married Fran Manning on January 6, 1945, in Larchmont, NY, while he was in the US Navy. Paul was a Lieutenant Junior Grade Seabee assigned to the Pacific Fleet in the Philippines Islands. The couple returned to Iowa where Paul worked with the cities of Estherville, Algona, and Des Moines for the Iowa Department of Public Health and received his masters in Sanitary Engineering in 1956. Paul joined the Iowa State Department of Civil Engineering faculty in 1953, moved to the Dean's Office in 1964, and was appointed Associate Dean in 1969. After serving as an administrator and educator for 35 years, he retired from Iowa State in 1988. A scholarship fund was established in his name to foster education for minorities and women in Engineering in Iowa. This scholarship reminds us all of his pioneering work to make excellent engineering education available to all students. Paul enjoyed traveling, activities such as fishing, bowling, and golf, and spending time with family and friends. He was a lifetime member of the United Church of Christ - Congregational in Ames.

Paul is survived by his children: sons, Jack (Randi) of Bainbridge Island, WA, and Mike (Genelle) of Pella, IA; daughter, Betty (John) Morgan Pittman of Parker, CO; grandchildren: Tom (Andrea) Morgan, John (Jessica) Morgan, Lisa (Anthony) Morgan Alvino, Sara (John) Morgan Shaffer, Kelly(Tyler) Pittman Kellogg, Jeffrey Pittman, and Jane Pittman; and great grandchildren: Isabella and Catherine Alvino, Benjamin Morgan, Samuel Kellogg, Mae Shaffer; and brother, Richard Morgan of San Antonio, TX.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Fran, sister, Margaret and brother Harold.

Memorials may be directed to: The Paul Morgan Scholarship Iowa State University College of Engineering, Northcrest Retirement Community, or United Church of Christ - Congregational of Ames.

Tribute by his son, Mike Morgan
Paul M. Morgan
June 18, 1923 – August 30, 2013

ISU work experience:
Joined ISU faculty in January, 1953 in the Civil Engineering Department. Moved to Engineering Dean's Office in 1964. Appointed Associate Dean in 1969. Retired December 1988.

Highlight of their employment:
Paul's highlight at ISU occurred everyday by interacting with engineering students. He took great satisfaction helping students succeed, especially women and minority student engineers. He would routinely give one or two students a year an extra chance to succeed (outside the policy), based on his belief that their work ethic can turn around a poor start. He bragged that 100% of those special second chance students made it to graduation!

Personal memory:
Paul had a great respect for the institution of higher education and especially for Engineering. I remember him telling me that as a freshman, he met Anson Marston (retired) one Saturday morning in Engineering Annex. In response to Dean Marston's question on what he was doing, he responded that he was amazed how much ice had formed on the water tower. Dean Marston chuckled and told Paul that he was very glad that he had added an extra safety factor to his water tower design. Paul would tell this story as a lesson for others to take the time to encourage young students.

Other thoughts to share:
As I was busy building my own career, I asked dad if he didn't get bored being in the same position for so many years. He quickly responded that the job doesn't define you, you define the job. He always found new and challenging things to do every day.

Ethel Kate Mullins

July 5, 1929 – May 7, 2013

Ethel Kate Mullins, retired administrative assistant, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at River Region Medical Center. She was 83.

Miss Mullins was born July 5, 1929, in Helena, Ark., to Joseph W. and Ila Mae Young Mullins. She resided in Vicksburg until 1939 and moved to Schlater, Miss. She graduated from Schlater High School in 1947 and returned to Vicksburg. Miss Mullins was employed by F.W. Woolworth, Walgreen Drug Store and the U.S. Post Office.

In 1955 she enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. After tours in Hawaii and Washington, D.C., she was honorably discharged from the Air Force in December 1961 and worked at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., until 1964. She was employed by Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, from 1964 until 1994 when she retired and moved to Vicksburg.

Miss Mullins was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Acacia Chapter No. 56 and Hyland Chapter No. 147 of the Order of the Eastern Star, AARP, the American Legion and Iowa State University Alumni Association.

Miss Mullins was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Joseph W. Mullins Jr., a lifetime Vicksburg resident.
She is survived by a sister, Ruth M. Davidson of North Haven, Conn.; a niece, Kathy Williams (Steve) of Edwards; and great nieces, Ayla Carey and Bailey Williams; great-great-niece, Kinlee Carey; and a great-great-nephew, Cayden Carey.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. P.J. Curley officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be noon Saturday until the service at the funeral home.

Active pallbearers will be Leroy Williams, Wilburn Wigley, Jimmy Fairchild, Buddy Howard, Roy Campbell and Elmer Nielson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Sam Price and Larry Barnes.

Geraldine “Gerry” Raye Murray

April 21, 1940 – February 18, 2014

Geraldine “Gerry” Raye Murray, age 73, of McCook, Nebraska, passed away at the Community Hospital in McCook, NE. on Tuesday, February 18, 2014.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the First Evangelical Free Church, 1407 Kate Shelley Drive in Boone. Burial will be held at a later date at Linwood Park Cemetery in Boone.

Geraldine was born in McCook, NE. on April 21, 1940 to Kenneth and Nadine (Gragg) Cross.

Geraldine attended school in McCook graduating from McCook High School in 1958.  On May 16, 1964, she was united in marriage to Charles Murray in Boone, IA.

Geraldine was employed by the Iowa State University as a cook at the Maple Willow Larch Dormitory Complex for over 20 years. In 2009, Geraldine moved to McCook, living at the Emeritus Willow Ridge.

While living in McCook, Geraldine volunteered at the Hillcrest Nursing Home helping out with activities. She also volunteered with the Hospital Auxiliary and was a member of the Sweet Adeline Barbershop singers while living in Boone.  Geraldine enjoyed crocheting scrap booking and the Red Hat Society.

Geraldine was preceded in death by her parents, and husband Charles on April 19, 2004.

She is survived by her three daughters, Deborah and her husband Roger Ahrens of Huron, S.D; Michelle and her husband Kurt Bennett of Indianola, NE; Pam Lakabung and Al Venenga of Gladbrook, IA; her son, Kenneth and wife Carla Murray of McCook, NE; her six grandchildren; her two sisters, Heidi and husband Fred Pinkel, Shannon and her husband Gregg Pevoteaux of McCook, NE; her brother: Dick and his wife Linda Cross of Venice FL and numerous other relatives.

Memorials may be sent to: Geraldine Murray, 1006 East 3rd, McCook, Nebraska 69001. A memorial will be established for her church youth group in McCook, NE, in memory of Geraldine.

Walter ~ Schroeder Funeral Home at Fifth & Story Streets in Boone is handling the local arrangements.

Raymond P. Nicholson

May 27, 1920 – July 19, 2013

Raymond P. Nicholson age 93 of Ames, Iowa died Friday at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. On Monday, July 22 a gathering of friends and family will be held from 3:00PM to 7:00PM at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care located at 414 Lincoln Way in Ames. The family will be present from 5:00PM to 7:00PM. An 11:00AM memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 23 at First United Methodist Church at 6th and Kellogg in Ames with burial at Ames Municipal Cemetery.

Raymond Porter Nicholson was born on May 27, 1920 in the Laramie County Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado to Percy and Josie Nicholson. Ray attended country schools in the Fort Collins area and graduated from Tinmath High School in 1938. He attended one year of veterinary school in California and worked in a clinic caring for horses and small animals before being called to war. Because of his experience, Ray served as a medic from 1942 to 1945 serving in Australia and the Philippines. Though suffering a knee injury, Ray was present to see General Douglas MacArthur say "I shall return" before rejoining the 1st Calvary Division.

After being discharged, Ray received his Bachelor of Science in Agronomy from Colorado State University in 1948 then came to Ames, Iowa for graduate school in Soil Fertility. Working with Dr. Charlie Black he was introduced to Margaret Ann Ray who worked in the soil testing laboratory. They were wed on June 20, 1953 in Boone, Iowa. While working at various Iowa State University experimental farms in northwest Iowa, the couple had three children: Karen, Ann, and Kerry. Ray was appointed Superintendent of the ISU Agronomy Farms in 1963 and held that position until he retired in 1985. In retirement, Ray and his wife enjoyed gardening, yard work, and taking their grandkids to the playground and swimming pool near their house in Ames. In 2003, Ray moved to Northcrest Community where he had an apartment with a small garden plot that allowed him to continue to enjoy his love of tending plants.

Ray is survived by two daughters, Karen (Brian) Boesenberg of Ankeny and Ann (Bill) Elenitsky of Naperville, Illinois; one son Kerry (Cheryl) Nicholson of Ankeny; five grandchildren; Kelly (Ryan) Smith, Lindsey Elenitsky, Adam (Heidi) Boesenberg, Lucas Elenitsky and Steven Nicholson; three great grandchildren: Owen, Eli and Audrey Smith.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Margaret, and older brother Leroy.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to First United Methodist Church or Northcrest Community.

Tribute by his daughter, Karen Boesenberg
Raymond P. Nicholson
May 27, 1920 – July 19, 2013

ISU work experience:
Ray came to ISU for graduate school in Soil Fertility, working under Dr. Charlie Black. He was offered a full time position at the Bloomfield Research Station in 1949 in south central Iowa, then moved to other research stations in southwest and northwest Iowa. In 1963, he was appointed Superintendent of the ISU Agronomy Research Farm on Highway 30 between Ames and Boone. He held that position for 22 years until his retirement in 1985, then moved to Ames.

Highlight of their employment:
He had extensive interaction with many people who visited the center, such as researchers, graduate students and administrators. He looked after the various experimental plots with care. He faithfully recorded data for the National Weather Bureau at the weather station on the research farm.

Personal memory:
He was called Nick by all who knew him. He had a green thumb and loved the soil and agriculture. He always had a garden and grew beautiful flowers, even while he lived at Northcrest Retirement Center.

Other thoughts to share:
Neil and Darlene Harl sent in a tribute to him stating it best.... Ray was a great guy. A good friend. Darlene and I enjoyed our friendship. First met Ray in the summer of 1948. He was working on his graduate degree and was laying out a plot on our farm to show the effects of fertilizer on corn yields. It convinced my Dad, and set the stage for a long friendship.

Theodore Daniel Nostwich

September 14, 1925 – April 1, 2014

Professor Ted Nostwich, 88, of Ames, passed away April 1, 2014, at Green Hills Retirement Community surrounded by family members and his long-time friend and colleague, John McCully.

Theodore Daniel Nostwich was born September 14, 1925, to John and Amalia (Granitz) Nostwich in Akron, Ohio. He graduated from Garfield High School, Akron, in 1943; received a BA and MA from Ohio State University; and earned his PhD in English (American Literature) from the University of Texas in 1968. While at Ohio State, he was a member of the Beta Nu chapter of Sigma Nu. Before coming to Iowa State University in 1968, he taught English at Ferris Institute (now Ferris State University), Big Rapids, MI; University of Texas, Austin, TX; Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX. In 1996, he was a lecturer in American Literature at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. He retired from Iowa State in 1998. He edited several works of Theodore Dreiser's, including "Heard in the Corridors," "Theodore Dreiser Journalism Volume 1," "Newspaper Days," "Fulfillment and Other Tales of Women and Men," and "Dawn."

Ted married Ann Elizabeth Baker on March 21, 1953, in Columbus, OH, and they had five children. He was an aficionado of classical music, especially opera and the Cleveland Orchestra. He loved cinema and had encyclopedic knowledge of many 20th-century movies. He collected books, records, and stamps. He filled the backyard with tomato plants and was renowned for his French onion soup. He enjoyed travels with his wife and family through Europe, the American southwest, and the shores of the Great Lakes, where he collected agates to bring home and polish. He was a popular Bingo caller in the early days of the Hodge Avenue Fourth of July Celebration in Ames. He was a member of St. Cecilia's Catholic Church and a spirited follower of Ohio State Buckeye football.

Ted is survived and will be missed by his wife, Ann Nostwich, of Ames; three sons, Mark Nostwich, of Santa Fe, NM; Paul Nostwich, of Fort Bragg, CA; Michael Nostwich (Darla), of Ames; two daughters, Elisabeth Nostwich Lunaburg (David), of Ames; and Sarah ("Sallie") Nostwich, of Ames; five grandchildren, Samantha Nostwich, of Tulare, CA; Nicole Lozano (Timothy), of Boise, ID; Aaron Nostwich, of Ames; Joseph Lunaburg, of Ames; and Thomas Lunaburg, of Ames; three great-granddaughters, Hailie Sarkissian, of Tulare, CA; and Jamie and Kayla Lozano, of Boise, ID; two great-nieces, Jennifer Nostwich Cogar, of Cuyahoga Falls, OH, and Elizabeth Nostwich Swaney, of Akron, OH; many dear friends, locally, nationally, and internationally; and Scamper, his ever-faithful blind dog.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Stephen Nostwich (Grace); his sister, Mildred Joan Nostwich; his sisters, Dorothy Sophia Nostwich and Ruby Loretta Nostwich who each died in infancy; and his nephews, Stephen John Nostwich and James H. Sloat.

In lieu of flowers, if you would like to make a memorial contribution in Ted's name, please consider: Ames Town and Gown, Ames International Orchestra Festival Association (AIOFA), the Ames Public Library, the Story County Animal Shelter, or Iowa Public Television.  

Faculty/Senate Memorial Resolution
Theodore Daniel Nostwich
September 14, 1925 – April 1, 2014

Theodore Daniel Nostwich, emeritus professor of English, died in Ames on April 1, 2014.  A funeral mass was held on April 14 at St. Cecilia Church with Fr. James Secora and Ted’s longtime friend and colleague, Deacon John McCully, presiding.

Ted was born to John and Amalia (Granitz) Nostwich in Akron, Ohio, on September 14, 1925.  Following his graduation from Garfield High School in Akron, he attended Ohio State University, where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in 1948 and his master’s degree in 1950.  Additionally, he met Ann Elizabeth Baker, his future wife, while he was enrolled at Ohio State.  Ted and Ann were married in Columbus, Ohio, in 1953.

Upon earning his PhD in English from the University of Texas in 1968, Ted became a member of the faculty in English at Iowa State University.  Prior to coming to Ames, he had taught at Ferris Institute (now Ferris State University) in Michigan, at the University of Texas, at Purdue University, and at Del Mar College in Texas.  His teaching at Iowa State centered on undergraduate and graduate courses in American literature, though he also for many years taught a graduate course in the tools and methods of literary scholarship.  In 1996, he spent a term as a visiting lecturer at the University of Glasgow, Scotland.  He retired from Iowa State in 1998 and lived out his remaining years with his wife and family in Ames.
Professor Nostwich’s own scholarship concentrated on the American novelist, Theodore Dreiser.  In all, he published five scrupulously researched and annotated editions of Dreiser’s writings, beginning with Theodore Dreiser’s “Heard in the Corridors,” a collection of columns that the young Dreiser penned while working for newspapers in St. Louis, Chicago, and Pittsburgh.  Ted also issued a second collection containing Dreiser’s news reportage for papers in St. Louis, Chicago, and elsewhere.  This book—Theodore Dreiser Journalism: Newspaper Writings 1892-1895—was published as part of the University of Pennsylvania Dreiser Edition.  In producing these books, Professor Nostwich identified and preserved texts that would soon have been lost forever owing to the deterioration of the newsprint on which they had originally been printed.

The remaining outputs from Professor Nostwich’s exacting labor were textually accurate editions of Dawn and Newspaper Days (the two volumes of Dreiser’s autobiography) and a collection of Dreiser’s short fiction and semi-fiction.  This anthology, published under the title Fulfillment and Other Tales of Women and Men, brought together texts that had long been out of print and not easily obtainable by general readers or scholars.

Besides his dedication to literary study, Ted was a man of many interests and loves.  He was a great fan of classical music, both symphonic and operatic.  Throughout his life, he listened to the Saturday afternoon broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera.  He regularly attended the concerts presented through Ames Town & Gown and the Ames International Orchestra Festival until poorer health prevented his doing so any longer.  He was also drawn to jazz, with a particular fondness for Benny Goodman’s performances.  He prized good eating and was famous among his friends and family for his superbly concocted onion soup.  In the latter half of his life, he travelled extensively with his wife, Ann.  He also enjoyed watching old movies and possessed expert knowledge about them.

Ted is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ann; their three sons, Mark, Michael, and Paul, their two daughters, Elisabeth Lunaburg and Sarah (“Sallie”); and by five grandchildren and three great-granddaughters.

Joanne Nystrom

February 28, 1934 – July 8, 2013

Joanne Nystrom, 79, of 1828 Aldrich Avenue in Boone passed away at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames, Iowa on Monday morning, July 8, 2013.

She was born on February 28, 1934 in Boone, Iowa the daughter of Elmer and Nellie (Keeling) Barnes.  On November 6, 1955, she married John “Jack” Nystrom at the First Baptist Church in Boone, Iowa.

Joanne was a 1951 graduate of Boone High School. She was formerly employed at Fareway where she served as a personal assistant to Fred Vitt and Paul Beckwith. Joanne was co-owner of Nystrom Motors for a number of years and from June of 1982 until her retirement in January of 2008, she was an administrative specialist in the Botany Department at Iowa State University in Ames. Joanne enjoyed playing bridge and loved her dogs.

She was a member of the Open Bible Church and a former member of the ABWA and Republican Women.

Her parents; 2 brothers Charles Barnes and James Barnes, and former husband, Jack Nystrom, preceded her in death.

Survivors include 1 son, Eric Nystrom and wife Carol of Eagan, Minnesota; 2 daughters, Ellen Nystrom of Boone, Iowa and Monica McHugh and husband Jamie of Zwingle, Iowa; 4 grandchildren, Erinn Nystrom of Farmington, Minnesota, Andrew Nystrom of Eagan, Minnesota, John McHugh and Juli McHugh both of Zwingle, Iowa; a great-grandson Kolton Lien of Farmington, Minnesota; a sister Wilma Pollard of Boone, Iowa; and a brother Kenneth Barnes and wife Helen also of Boone, Iowa.

Services will be held on Friday morning, July 12th at 10:00 a.m. in the Open Bible Church in Boone with Pastor Phil Waldo officiating.  Interment will be in the Linwood Park Cemetery in Boone.

Friends may call at the Stark-Welin Chapel in Boone on Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with the family present during that time to greet friends. Visitations will continue at the Church on Friday morning from 8:30 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials gifts may be directed to the Open Bible Church Building Fund or the Israel Family Hospice House.

Gene E. Pace

October 2, 1922 – October 15, 2013

Gene E. Pace was born on October 2, 1922 to Ralph and Essie Pratt in New Market, Iowa. She graduated from New Market High School and attended Northeast Missouri State at Maryville. She taught school in Massena, Norwalk, and Shenandoah, Iowa. Gene married John Pace on June 22, 1946 in New Market. The couple lived in Ames for 56 years. She was a member of PEO chapter HO, I.S.U. Faculty Women's Club, Red Friars Dance Club and many bridge clubs.

Gene passed away October 15, 2013 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids at 91 years of age.

Gene is survived by her husband, John Pace of Solon; her children, Steve (Tina) Pace of Cedar Rapids, Martha (Curtis) McCline of Sioux City and Tom (Lori) Pace of West Liberty; and nine grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and only brother, Ralph.

Memorials can be sent to the Iowa State University Foundation, 2505 Elwood Dr., Ames, Iowa, 50010-8644.

Beverly Jane Patterson

March 16, 1930 – November 11, 2013

Beverly Jane Patterson, 83, died on Friday, November 1, 2013. Memorial Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 4, 2013, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 600 6th Ave., Des Moines, where the family will greet friends one hour prior to the service. A private family burial will be held at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines, Iowa.

Bev was born on March 16, 1930, in Boone, Iowa to Warren and Thelma Handschin. Bev married Lewis Patterson in 1951 and he died in 1980. She graduated from Iowa State University and enjoyed working for Home Health Aides & Mobile Meals for several years before retiring. Bev married Ralph Patterson in 1984 and he died in 2002.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Chapter HE of PEO and Chapter D of TTT. She enjoyed golfing, traveling, playing bridge, and spending time with friends and family.

Bev will be missed by her daughters, Susan (David) Johnston of Cumming, GA, Ann (Leslie) Moeller of Des Moines, and Martha (Richard) Carlson of Chaska, MN; and by Ralph's children, Ralph E. Patterson III of Ames and Mary Jo (Gary) Bingle of White Lake, MI; 14 grandchildren, Brian (Holly) Johnston, Annie Johnston, Hope Johnston, Matthew (Angee) Moeller, Stephanie (Aaron) Empey, Kelly Moeller, Mary Carlson, Katie Carlson, Stephen Carlson, Mary Beth (Alfred) Sprouse, Sarah (Jen) Bingle, Marron (Mike) Bingle-Davis, Carrie Bingle, Patrick Bingle; and 13 great grandchildren, Christopher Johnston, Matthew Johnston, Tyler Johnston, Flynn Johnston, Trey Morris, Grace Moeller, Haley Empey, Rachel Empey, Tommy Chinery, Torin Chinery, Zoe Sprouse, Jack Bingle, and Alice Ruth Bingle-Davis.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Lewis and Ralph; sister, Betty Feddersen; great grandson, Tracy Chinery; and nephew, Paul Feddersen.

Bev's family wishes to thank the staff and caregivers of Scottish Rite Park. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church Foundation or the Good Life Fund at Scottish Rite Park. Online condolences are welcomed at IlesCares.com.

Suzanne Peters

August 25, 1935 – November 13, 2013

Suzanne Gordon Peters, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, died of complications from Parkinson’s disease on Nov. 13, 2013. Visitation with the family will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today, Nov. 20, at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Ames with a prayer vigil to follow. A funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at St. Thomas with private burial to follow.  

Sue was born on Aug. 25, 1935, in Fremont, Neb., to Lyle and Dorothy (Craighead) Gordon. The family moved to Grinnell, then to Newton where she graduated from Newton Senior High School in 1953. She attended Iowa State Teachers’ College in Cedar Falls, graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in English in 1957.

Sue was fiercely competitive both in sports and in her beloved board and card games.  Given her sharp memory and cut-throat nature, she won nearly every game she started. Her children and other regular players knew better than to think she’d throw a game in deference to their age. Her friends at the Ames Senior Center soon learned the same lesson on poker days. She loved watching Iowa State sports, and remained a loyal fan even when they were dishearteningly bad.  

In 1984, Sue was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. Despite the disabling nature of the disease, she applied the same spirit and drive she had in everything else, and fought the rest of her life; refusing to allow her diagnosis to define her spirit or the way she wanted to live. Sue suffered a stroke in 2006, and thereafter required the care of Green Hills Retirement Community in Ames, and then Rolling Green Village in Nevada where she and Leo moved in 2011. It was there that she would spend the remainder of her life.   

Left to mourn her loss is her husband of 56 years, Leo C. Peters; her children Mark (Marie) Peters of Wilmington, Del.;  Brian (Joan) Peters of Georgetown, Del.; Lisa (Jackson) Price of Oswego, Ill.; Juliette Peters of Normal, Ill.; Diane Peters (David Rix) of Portland, Ore.; Nancy Peters of Iowa City; Amy Peters of Ames; Teresa Peters (Eric Reed) of Dallas, Texas, and Eric (Kathryn) Peters of Ankeny.

She is also survived by her grandchildren Stephen (Teresa) Peters and their children Isabelle and Ethan Peters of Everett, Wash.; Michael Peters of Wilmington, Del.; Andrew Peters of Montreal, Canada; Ellen Peters of Wilmington, N.C.; Lindsay Price and Jackson Price of Oswego, Ill.; Spencer Price and his daughter Chloe Price of Texas; Brandon (Lindsay) Fiscus of Bloomington, Ill.; Ryan Fiscus of Bloomington, Ill.; Nichole Fiscus (Charles Trueblood) of Normal, Ill.; Jillian Rix and Lara Rix of Portland, Ore.; Jared Kline and Sarah Kline of Iowa City; Jacob Jimenez and Joseph Jimenez of Ames; Jack Reed and Helen Reed of Dallas, Texas; and Lauren Peters and Claire Peters of Ankeny.

Additional survivors include her sisters JoAnn (Kenneth) Versteegh, Linda (Roger) Wilker, Sally (Davis) Lamson, Kristi (William) Eberhart, and brothers David Gordon, Jon (Sheryl) Gordon, and Tim (Peg) Gordon.

She was preceded in death by her parents Lyle and Dorothy Gordon.

At her core, and to the end, Sue was a teacher. In her ability to find humor and joy in the face of such an arbitrarily cruel disease, Sue taught her family, friends and everyone she encountered the true meaning of grace, peace and unconditional love.  While her spirit and joy live on in all who knew and loved her, the world has lost a true original.

Stevens Memorial Chapel in Ames is in charge of funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.StevensMemorialChapel.com. In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorial contributions be directed to the Ames Education Foundation or the Heart of Hawkeye Council of Camp Fire, USA.

Tribute by her husband, Leo Peters
Suzanne Peters
August 25, 1935 – November 13, 2013

ISU work experience:
Sue tutored foreign student wives in English as a Foreign Language. She also tutored freshmen English students and Remedial English students. Sue was also a graduate student in English and Leaning. Disabilities education.

Highlight of their employment:
Interaction with the foreign student wives and their interaction with our children ( we have 9 children). She also enjoyed tutoring freshmen who believed they had to shock the teacher to get a good grade. She embarrassed them by correcting grammar,spelling and content aloud.

Personal memory:
She enjoyed working with Campfire,church youth, University and Ames schools groups as well as our own children. Other memories included her love of singing, playing the viola and strumming a mean guitar.

Other thoughts to share:
Sue was one of the most intelligent women I have known. She was very compassionate, caring and sensitive while being extremely competitive ( some would say cutthroat ) in a pleasant way and was a very gracious winner. The smartest thing I ever did was to marry her.

David Andrew Peterson

March 7, 1945 – October 10, 2013
 
David Andrew Peterson, 68, of Ames, passed away October 10, 2013, at his home. He and his doctors had tried to out maneuver cancer for four and a half years. Visitation will be Monday, October 14th, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Memorial Lutheran Church, 2228 Lincoln Way, Ames. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, October 15th at 10:00 AM also at Memorial Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in the Ames Municipal Cemetery. Adams Funeral Home is making the arrangements.

Dave was born in Ames to Aldor C. and Lina (Boss) Peterson on March 7, 1945. He attended Ames schools, graduating from Ames High School in 1963. He was able to attend his 50th class reunion just two weeks before his death. His degrees, Bachelor of Architecture in 1968 and Master of Architecture in 1973, were earned from Iowa State University. During the years 1969 - 1971 Dave served his country in the Army Corps of Engineers, stateside and in Vietnam. On June 21, 1969, he married Mary Alice Pascale. They met in the Ames Municipal Band, both flutists. Dave worked as a licensed architect for several private firms. His primary employer for thirty-seven years was Iowa State University. He retired from ISU in March 2013 as Manager of Architectural and Engineering, Quality Assurance/Quality Control with Facilities Planning and Management.

David's Christian faith was the guiding force of his life. He served Memorial Lutheran in many capacities, especially through the Property Committee and singing tenor in the choir. Dave loved to sing. He was a loyal supporter and audience member for his wife's music endeavors. His professional memberships included the American Institute of Architects, the Construction Specifications Institute, the International Code Council, and the Central Iowa US Green Building Council.

The family cabin in northern Minnesota, which he built with his parents, was dear to his heart. He enjoyed working with computers and reading about new construction products and designs. The condition of the planet and our responsibility to preserve resources concerned him greatly. He was also very good at fixing things.

David is survived by his wife, Mary; daughters, Rebecca (Chris) Zangmeister and Debra Peterson; sister, Nancy (Lind) Sanford; brother, Aldor (Carol) Peterson, Jr.; grandsons, John and Levi Zangmeister; nephews, Mark (Roma) Sanford, Stephen (Molly) Sanford, Dan (Judith) Sanford, and John (Nati) Peterson; niece, Sarah Peterson; and great nieces and nephews.

His parents, grandparents, in-laws, and several aunts and uncles preceded him in death.

Roderick D. Powers

September 18, 1930 – November 26, 2013

Roderick D. Powers, born Sept. 18, 1930 in Denver, Colorado, died after battling cancer and went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. He was the third of five children born to Virginia and Cecil Powers. Rod had a B. S. in Agronomy from Colorado State University, and an M. S. in Business Administration from the U. of Colorado. He taught for one year at the Grand Canyon College in Phoenix, Arizona, and for 31 years in the Department of Business Administration at Iowa State University. He served during the Korean War, 1953-54, but fortunately, was stationed in Germany as a 1st Lt. in the Ordnance Corps of the U. S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Sunny, whom he married in 1952 in Denver, Colorado.

They were blessed with their five surviving children: Mark (Denva) of Adelaide, Australia; Melody (Delmar) Davis Mains of Ames; Cynthia (Earl) Albertson of Boone; Dr. Kit (Tracy) of Brewer, Maine; and Rick (Delana) of LaCrosse, WI; twelve grandchildren, plus five great-grandchildren.

Rod is survived by his brother Norman and sister Ruth, Idledale, Colorado; his sister, Rosie (Bud) Weatherby, Monrovia, California; and sister-in-law Shirley Powers, Longmont, Colorado. He was preceded in death by a brother, Douglas, his parents, and a beloved son-in-law, Harold Davis, who was killed while serving God in Bogota, Colombia.

One of Rod's greatest joys was in recounting his salvation experience at the First Christian Church in Englewood, Colorado, under the ministry of Rev. Sherman Miller, when he, his two brothers and his father all received Christ as Savior on the same day. He was a faithful member of Campus Baptist (now CrossRoad Baptist) Church in Ames; he loved the worship service and enjoyed singing praises to God. His favorite singing group was his family and he always requested music when there was a family get-together. He was very proud of their accomplishments in serving the Lord and faithfully prayed for each one over the years.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 14 at CrossRoad Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to make a personal contribution to the family should direct their gift to CrossRoad Baptist. Condolences and photos may be shared at www.adamssoderstrum.com

Anthony John Prickett

March 1, 1944 – October 29, 2013

Anthony John Prickett, 69, passed away Oct. 29, 2013, at home in Glenwood, Iowa, after nearly seven years of fighting the deadliest form of brain cancer. This length of time was extraordinary for this tumor and is a testament to his strength of spirit as well as the family and friends who surrounded him. He is one of the longest term survivors worldwide.

Tony was born March 1, 1944, in Woking England to Eileen Buckler Prickett and John Foster Prickett. Eileen's father was Chairman of Glaxo; her grandfather was headmaster of Dover College. Eileen's mother was a direct descendant of Anne Boleyn, wife of Henry VIII. John's father was educated at Repton (location of Chariots of Fire and Good-bye Mr. Chips) and was Accounts Manager for British Oxygen. John's mother started a most successful millinery shop. Her father was a famous cricketer who was Captain of England.

Tony attended Repton School, Derby, England, from 1954-1962 (founded 1559). He graduated as Head of House, and was Captain of the Rifle Team and the Boxing Team. In 1968 he graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, at London University. He had a medical internship at the Royal Veterinary College from 1968-1969 which was followed by an Equine Residency in Medicine and Surgery at Iowa State University from 1969-1972. He was an equine practitioner in a 10 person veterinary practice in Salisbury, England from 1972-1974. After his marriage in 1975 to Sally Brown, DVM, they purchased a veterinary practice from Dr. Alan Raun and started Prickett Veterinary Clinic in Cumming, Iowa. This practice was limited to large animals and specialized in horses. He became an Iowa Race Commission Veterinarian at Bluffs Run Greyhound Track in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in 1989. Tony and Sally and their two sons moved to Glenwood, Iowa, in September 1991 after selling their practice in Cumming, Iowa.

Tony was a long time member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Iowa Veterinary Medical Association, British Veterinary Association, American Association of Equine Practitioners, American Quarter Horse Association (Lifetime),Iowa Quarter Horse Association (Helped start the Iowa Amateur QHA with Sally), Iowa Horse Industry Council (President 2 years, during passage of pari-mutual in Iowa, and started the Iowa Horse Fair), US Soccer Federation (Certified Referee), and the Iowa Soccer Association (State Board Member numerous years).

Tony and Sally met at Iowa State University at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in 1969 and were married in Forest City, Iowa, in 1975. This marriage was blessed with two sons, John Rodger (1981) and Thomas David (1984). John received his Ph.D. from ISU and will receive his DVM degree in May of 2014. Tom received his Juris Doctorate from Creighton and practices in Omaha, Nebraska.

Tony was passionate about golf, soccer, racquetball, hunting, fishing, skiing, country music, cooking, dog walking, and reading among other things. He loved to teach his sons and coach them in these activities as well as participate with his many friends. He loved Big Sugar Bush Lake in Minnesota and Sun City West, Arizona, where he had many friends as well. He had a great zest for life and continued forward until the end.

Tony is survived by his wife of 38 years, Sally, and son John Rodger and his wife Alana McNutt Prickett and son Thomas David and his wife Emily Van Norman Prickett; brother Peter J. Prickett (Sara) of U.K. and sister Susan Prickett Griston (John) of U.K. and their families and a host of friends.

A visitation will be held Friday, Nov. 1, from 5-7 pm at the Loess Hills Funeral Home at 112 N. Vine Street in Glenwood, Iowa. A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, Nov. 2 at 11:00 am, also at the Funeral Home with lunch to follow at the Congregational Church Hall. A family burial service for Tony's ashes will take place at a later date in Forest City, Iowa. Part of his ashes will be scattered at Big Sugar Bush Lake in Minnesota and part on Walton Heath Golf Course in England by his brother and sister and their families.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the following:
Equine Excellence Fund, College of Veterinary Medicine, ISU, Ames, Iowa 50011 ; Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, 505 Fifth Avenue, Suite 444, Des Moines, Iowa 50309; or the Glenwood Public Library, 109 N. Vine St., Glenwood, Iowa.

Eleanor Louise Richards

April 15, 1926 – May 9, 2014

Eleanor Louise Richards was born April 15, 1926 to Antone E. and Myrtle (Thompson) Reiff in Waterloo, Iowa. Eleanor and Clyde Richards were married on June 20, 1948 in Waterloo. She worked as a clerk for Iowa State University, retiring in 1990. Eleanor was a member of Collegiate United Methodist Church, CUMC Woman's Circle, Ames Women's Club and several bridge clubs. She had many artistic talents and liked most of all to paint.

Eleanor passed away at 88 years of age on May 9, 2014 at Mary Greeley Medical Center.

Eleanor is survived by two daughters, Kathy Killion and Jane (Denny) Hinman, both of Ames; two grandchildren, Jessica (Curtis) Van Maaren and Gabriel Richards; her daughter-in-law, Donna (Ralph) Oliver, of Cambridge; and her niece, Susan (Tony) Schultz.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clyde; her son, George Richards; her sister, Carol; and her brother, Roger.

Inurnment of the cremated remains will be a private family service at the Ames Municipal Cemetery Columbarium.

Gene Ray Richardson Sr.

May 20, 1936 – September 2, 2013

Gene Ray Richardson, Sr., 77 of Nevada passed away on Monday, September 2, 2013 at Rolling Green Village in Nevada of a stroke. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 6 in the Memorial Lutheran Church, 701 11th Street in Nevada with Pastor David R. Burling officiating. Burial, with military rites, will be held immediately following in the Nevada Municipal Cemetery.

Gene was born on May 20, 1936 in Ida Grove to Melvin E. and Dorothy (Mapes) Richardson. He served in the U.S.M.C. during the Korean Conflict. Gene was united in marriage to LaVonne Marie Bahr on April 21, 1956 in Yuma, AZ. LaVonne preceded Gene in death on February 23, 1994. On June 1, 1996, Gene married Sandra (Moore) Larkin in Nevada. After working 36 years at ISU, Gene retired in 1997 as Manager of Electrical Distribution. Gene was a member of Memorial Lutheran Church and the William F. Ball American Legion Post #48. In past years he served with the Story County Reserves and played on a Fast Pitch Softball Team. He enjoyed bow hunting, fishing, dancing, wrestling, camping, traveling, playing cards and cribbage.

Gene is survived by his wife Sandra Richardson of Nevada; a son Gene Ray (Sharon) Richardson Jr. of McCallsburg; two daughters Cynthia Blessing and Kathy (Kevin) Johnson all of Nevada; six grandchildren Jesse (Erin) Richardson, Taine Blessing, Trae (Josh) Blessing, Frank (Shelly) Richardson, Kerry (Rebekah) Johnson, and Krystal Johnson; three great-grandchildren Peyton Drenning, Demrie Blessing, and Aniston Richardson; two step-daughters Laura (James) Reetz of Columbus WI and Andrea Delara of Des Moines; five step-grandchildren; a half brother Jerry Richardson of Glenwood; two half sisters Dora (Larry) McClelland and Debbie (Terry) Huff, all of Farmington, MO.

Gene is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife LaVonne, brother Dean Richardson, sister Donna Cauthorn and half brother Gary Richardson
Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 5 from 5-7:00 p.m. at Memorial Lutheran Church in Nevada.

A memorial fund has been established in loving memory of Gene.
Chet Ryan Mortuary in Nevada has been entrusted with the care of Gene and his family.

Janet Marie Riley

March 31, 1933 – May 17, 2013

Janet Marie Riley peacefully went to be home with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday morning, May 17, 2013, at Keniworth Care and Rehabilitation Center in Sebring, Fla., surrounded by members of her family.

Janet was born on March 31, 1933, in Bend, Ore., to Christian Alfred and Karoline Marie Pedersen, who immigrated from Denmark in 1911 and homesteaded a farm in central Oregon. She married John Newton Riley in 1953 and they reared five children.

She delighted in supporting her soul mate as he advanced in his teaching career in Oregon and then went on to become a professor at Iowa State University. She was a loving, supportive wife and homemaker.

Janet was a faithful servant of her Savior, involving herself in numerous Christian and community services. She loved teaching home economics to 4-H youth, and she taught piano lessons. She led Good News clubs, helped in Awana clubs and especially enjoyed mentoring international students through Bible studies.

She was an accomplished clarinetist, and often played the piano or organ for church. She was proficient in the domestic arts, cooking, sewing, gardening and writing. Her gifts of hospitality and her spirit of generosity for the Lord’s work were evident to all who knew her. Janet also was an independent Shaklee supervisor for 33 years.

Janet particularly appreciated the special friendships she developed during the last 4 1/2 years at Maranatha Village in Sebring, Fla.

She is survived by her children, Karen and Curt DeGraaff, of Brownsburg, Ind., Debbie Richardson, of Tallahassee, Fla., Ken and Margy Riley, of Lake Ann, Mich., John and Pam Riley, of Austin, Minn., and Steve and Jackie Riley, of Hillsboro, Ore.; 17 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; brother, Oswald; young sister Mary; and infant brother Martin.

Jane M. Ringwald

December 7, 1927 – April 12, 2014

Jane Reinhart was born in Hazleton, a coal mining town in eastern Pennsylvania, in 1927. Her father, George, passed away when she was in high school. Jane and her mother, Irene, then moved to Lewisburg to live with her grandfather. She eventually earned a Masters Degree in Chemistry, and at a time when very few women held professional positions, became a researcher for Mead Paper Company. She went on to teach math at Ohio University and, later, Iowa State.

Jane met Dick Ringwald in class at Bucknell University in Lewisburg and they married in 1950. Evidently, despite the differences in their personalities, they fell for each other. Love and mutual respect had seen them through 50 years of marriage when Dick passed in 2000.

Living alone, Jane remained intrepid and engaged. To put this in perspective:

She went dog-sledding in Minnesota in subzero weather. She boated the Amazon and camped on its banks. She helped install water purifiers in Swaziland, explored Machu Picchu, went cave snorkeling in the Yucatan, and reef snorkeling in Thailand. She zip-lined in Costa Rica. She visited Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa. She made a grand trip to New Zealand and had her eye on Antarctica.

She was an avid golfer and tennis player. She last bowled with the ISU Women’s club less than a month ago. She was almost always game for a new activity or experience. As long as it didn’t involve getting tattooed or eating fish.

Jane served on the Stonebrook board (where she lived for many years), was treasurer for Central Iowa Symphony, was on the graduate board of Kappa Kappa Gamma, delivered Meals on Wheels, went on service pilgrimages to Pine Ridge and elsewhere. She was in Altrusa and briefly president of the Prairie Club. She was in book clubs and bible study groups. Finally and importantly, she was long the organist at St John’s by the Campus in Ames.

Again, for perspective, Jane did all this stuff – the travel, church work, sports, and organizational leadership – after her 60th birthday.

Jane Ringwald was loving, smart, energetic, and involved. She liked to help people but hated to ask for help. She will be deeply missed by the family and friends she loved and inspired.

Jane was preceded in death by her husband, Dick, and her grandson, Cassidy. She is survived by her children, Rebecca and Scott, and her grandchildren Scott Michael, Whitney, Eric, and Craig.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00pm on Wednesday, April 12, 2014 at St. John’s by the campus. Instead of sending flowers, please consider donating to St. John’s (http://www.stjohns-ames.org/giving/special-offerings).

Richard Morris Robson

December 9, 1941 – August 4, 2013

Richard Morris Robson was born on December 9, 1941, and raised on an 80-acre diversified farm near Atlantic. He earned a bachelor’s degree with distinction in animal science from Iowa State University in 1964, followed by master’s and doctorate degrees in biochemistry from ISU in 1966 and 1969. Richard began his career at the University of Illinois but soon returned to ISU in 1972, joining the departments of animal science and biochemistry. During his tenure at Iowa State, Richard led the Muscle Biology Group for many years.
 
Across those four decades at ISU, Richard and his lab published more than 235 research articles. His research involved muscle cytoskeletal proteins and structures and was highly innovative and resulted in entirely new concepts and findings. Richard was an active member of several scientific societies, including the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS), and was a recipient of the Distinguished Research Award of the American Meat Science Association, and the Meats Research Award and the Animal Growth and Development Research Award of the ASAS where he was also named as a fellow in 2004. As a gifted teacher and advisor, Richard would guide students through such classes as physiological chemistry and molecular biology of muscle.
 
Additionally, Richard was a dedicated family man and gifted storyteller with a wonderful sense of humor. Family and friends loved to hear his stories of growing up on the farm.
 
He is survived by his children, Kristi (Dave Motto) Robson, of Iowa City, and their children, Jack and Sam; Jeff (Traci) Robson, of Marshalltown, and their children, Zachary, Cayden, and Delia; Sam Robson, of New York, N.Y.; Anya Robson, of Chicago; and his sisters, Roberta Kessler, of Saugus, Calif., and Cheryl Peckenpaugh of Greenbelt, Md..
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Morris and Eleanor Robson.

Tribute by Animal Science Department
Richard Robson
December 9, 1941 – August 4, 2013

Rich joined the faculty at Iowa State University in 1972 in the departments of animal science and biochemistry.  He served as leader of the Muscle Biology Group and published more than 235 research articles during his career.  Rich was the recipient of the Distinguished Research Award of the American Meat Science Association, and the Meats Research Award and the Animal Growth and Development Research Award of the ASAS.  Additionally, he was a teacher, mentor, and a dedicated family man. 

Flossie Mae Rude

November 30, 1927 – July 25, 2013

Flossie Mae (nee: Allen) Rude died June 25, 2013. She resided at the Liberty Assisted Living in Chardon, OH. She was born November 30, 1927 in Peculiar, MO to Lee and Nellie (nee:Sevy) Allen. She spent most of her life in Ellsworth, IA on the farm with her husband Ray, raising their seven children. She moved to Chesterland, OH with her daughter in 2007 and later to Chardon, OH as a resident of the Liberty. She enjoyed traveling to TX each winter and living on their farm; her greatest joy was spending time with family, friends and Rudy her dog. Some of her favorite activities included: Bingo, Kings Corner with friends and sending care packages to her family.

She is survived by her sons Thaddeus (Jan) of Asheville, NC and Allen (Kay) of Key West, FL; daughters Mary (Hot Rod) Kain of Prarie City, IA, Patricia (Jay) Daly of Ankeny, IA, Theresa (Dan) Liebold of Ames, IA and Michele (Jim) Rude-Caputo of Chesterland, OH; twelve grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Flossie was preceded in death by her parents; husband T. Ray Rude, Jr; daughter Ruth Ann Rude; granddaughter Kelly Rae Rude; brother Bill and longtime friend Darrell "Redd" Adams.

Iowa Memorial Gathering: 4 to 8 p.m. July 19, 2013 at Becker Funeral Home 512 Main Street Jewell, IA. Gravside Service: 10 a.m. July 20, 2013 at Homewood Cemetery Ubben Ave. Ellsworth, IA. Ohio Memorial Gathering: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on August 31, 2013 at the Liberty Assisted Living Facility 12340 Bass Lake Road Chardon, OH.

Wilbert A. Russell

August 3, 1922 – April 6, 2014

Dr. Wilbert A. Russell, 91, passed away April 6, 2014 at the Green Hills retirement Community in Ames. Dr. Russell was born August 3, 1922, to Bernard and Emma J. (Ambrick) Russell in the small farming community of Lenore, Manitoba, Canada. He graduated first in his class with a B.A. degree from the University of Manitoba in 1942. He married Dorothy Taylor on July 17, 1943 in Winnipeg, Canada.

During WWII, Wilbert (“Russ”) served as a navigator in the Royal Canadian Air Force, primarily protecting against enemy submarines and fire balloons off the coast of British Columbia. After the war, he obtained M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in plant breeding from the University of Minnesota, and also worked for the Canadian Agriculture Research Service in Morden, Manitoba on the genetic improvement of both sunflowers and corn.
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In 1952, he moved to Ames to accept a position as an assistant professor in corn breeding in the Agronomy Department at Iowa State University. He became a full professor in 1962 and worked in the Department of Agronomy full-time for 37 consecutive years until his retirement in 1989.

Dr. Russell had the responsibility at Iowa State for the development and release of corn inbreds for the Iowa Agricultural Research Station. The most well-known of the many inbreds he developed is B73, which was released in 1972. B73 was used widely for many years in the production of commercial corn hybrids not only in the United States but also in several foreign countries.

Dr. Russell taught a graduate-level course in plant breeding at Iowa State for over 30 years and during this time served as the major adviser for 56 graduate students. He also advised and provided advanced training in plant breeding to numerous visiting international plant breeders.

Dr. Russell published alone, or in collaboration with other researchers and/or graduate students, 160 peer-reviewed scientific papers. For this work he received worldwide recognition and was the recipient of numerous awards. He was named a Fellow of both the American Society of Agronomy and the Crop Science of America. In 1984 he was named a Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture at Iowa State University. In 2008 an endowed chair was established in the Agronomy Department in his honor.

On July 17, 2013, Dr. Russell and his wife Dorothy celebrated their 70 wedding anniversary. Dr. Russell is survived by Dorothy, a current resident at Green Hills in Ames; sons Bernard (Robin) Russell, of Seattle, Washington; Barry (Lu Ann) Russell, of Johnston, Iowa; and Ken (Joyce) Russell, of Lincoln, Nebraska; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren, and a sister, Irene (Elgin) Routledge, Virden, Manitoba. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and four sisters.

Joyce Maxine Samuels

September 21, 1934 – December 17, 2013

Joyce Maxine (Brown) Samuels age 79 of Ames was called home to the Lord, Tuesday December 17, 2013. A gathering of family and friends visitation will be 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care 414 Lincoln Way Ames, with a 1:30 Monday, Dec. 23, celebration of life service at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care. Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Ames Municipal Cemetery.

The energetic, spiritual civil rights, diversity outreach and community service advocate was born to George and Lois Brown in Kenlock, Missouri September 21, 1934. Having graduated from Des Moines North High School she joined the U.S. Navy where she met and married Dr. Charles L. Samuels, who eventually became Iowa State's first Affirmative Action Officer. The couple lived in Columbus, OH, Morgantown, WV, and Charleston, WV before settling in Ames, Iowa in 1973.

For the past 40 years Mrs. Samuels was a strong, vibrant pillar in the Ames community. She received a graduate degree in Higher Education from Iowa State University. Her active employment with the National Animal Disease Lab, Iowa Department of Transportation and Iowa State Extention Services along with her involvement in state and local politics, most notably the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, City of Ames Human Relations Committees, League of Women Voters, The Ames Few, and The Martin Foundation garnered extensive recognition and numerous awards including the 2008 Ames Tribune Unsung Hero award, from her peers.

She will be joining her parents, her husband, Charles, son Gregory Samuels, and brother Calvin Brown in Heaven as they guide son Darryl, daughter Anisha and granddaughter Diandra Holmes and their families to continue her legacy.

Julia Beth Sanders

October 22, 1927 – July 20, 2013

Julia Beth Howard Sanders 78, passed away quietly early Saturday morning, July 20, at the Heartwood House at Northcrest Community in Ames from complications resulting from Alzheimer’s disease.

She was born on October 22, 1934 in Benton, KY.  She was one of five children of Esther (Park) and Rotchie Howard.   She was raised on the family farm just outside Benton and attended a nearby one-room school and then Benton High School graduating in 1952.  She then moved to Louisville to attend the Kentucky Baptist Hospital School of Nursing.   

During her studies she met her future husband, Wallace Sanders, Jr.    He was the son of one of her patients.  After graduating in 1955, Julia then worked as a Registered Nurse for a year at Western Kentucky Baptist Hospital, while Wallace was at graduate school in Civil Engineering at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign).  They were married on June 9, 1956.  Julia then worked as a Registered Nurse at Carle Clinic in Urbana, IL.  They had two children, Linda and David.    In 1964, the family moved to Ames, IA, where Wallace joined the faculty of Iowa State University.  During this period she did some part-time work as a registered Nurse in the Northcrest Heath Care Center, but spent most of her time pouring her life into her family.

In 1998, they moved to Northcrest Community, where they lived at the time of her death.  They loved the Community, their townhome and the many friends they have and made there.

She was an active member of First Baptist Church, Ames Chapter – Des Moines Metro Opera Guild (serving 2 years as co-President) and Questors.  She also belonged to the University Women's Club.  She and Wallace loved traveling and cruising.  They particularly enjoyed visiting their grandchildren and being with the entire family on their summer vacations.  They were able to travel to Europe over 25 times from 1981 to 1996.  In recent years, they enjoyed their annual multi-week winter stays at the Kierland Villas in Scottsdale.

She was predeced in death by her parents and three of her siblings and his survived by her brother, Robert (Laura) Howard.  She is survived by her husband, Wallace, and her two children, Linda of Columbia, MO and David (Tina) and their children, Jonathan (Rachel) and Morgan, all of Reno/Sparks, NV.

Julia had a lifetime battle with asthma and in the last few years with Alzheimer’s disease.  The family wants to thank their many friends, doctors, medical staff and Northcrest staff that had given the tremendous loving care to Julia.

Memorials can be made to the Northcrest Foundation and the First Baptist Church of Ames.  There will be a private family burial in Ames Municipal Cemetery.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 3, at the First Baptist Church (Ames).   A luncheon will follow with time to visit with the family.

Kenneth Robert Schmacher

May 1, 1949 – February 14, 2014

Kenneth R. Schumacher, 64, of Iowa City and Ames, died Friday, February 14, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

A Celebration of Ken's Life will be held at a later date, with location and time to be announced. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web @www. gayandciha.com. Gay & Ciha Funeral Service of Iowa City is caring for Ken's family and his arrangements.

Kenneth Robert Schumacher was born May 1, 1949, in Manning, Iowa, the son of John and Wanda (Shride) Schumacher. Following graduation from Coon Rapids High School, he attended and later graduated from Iowa State University, where he also did his graduate studies. Ken married Dana Starkey on May 27, 1978, in Ames. His career in theatre production began at the Iowa State Center in Ames, and continued with the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines, the World (now Fitzgerald) Theatre in St. Paul, MN, and for the past nine years, Hancher Auditorium. He was an ardent supporter of the arts, and particularly loved dance and art glass.

His family includes his wife, Dana, their two sons, Kurt and Peter Schumacher all of Ames; his father, John of Coon Rapids, IA; his brothers and their spouses, Steve and LuAnn Schumacher of Tucson, AZ and Jeff and Melinda Schumacher of Blue Springs, MO; his dear "Gang of Eight" friends; and his Hancher family at the University of Iowa.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorial donations be made to Hancher Auditorium at the University of Iowa or to the Ken Schumacher Memorial at the Iowa State University Museums.

John Briggs Sheeler

October 25, 1921 – March 13, 2013

John Briggs Sheeler died in Marshalltown at the age of 91 on March 13, 2013 after a long bout of leukemia at the Iowa River Hospice.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 16, at the First Presbyterian Church of Marshalltown on Center Street. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 15 at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home at 1209 Iowa Avenue West, Marshalltown. Memorials should be directed to the Iowa River Hospice or the First Presbyterian Church of Marshalltown.

John was born in Anita, Iowa on October 25, 1921. He graduated High School in Davenport, Iowa (1939) and St Ambrose College (1941) and then enlisted in the Marine Corps that same year. John served in the South Pacific campaign as a Heavy Machine gunner with Company M, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment and initially saw action during the campaign at Guadalcanal in 1942 and 1943. Later in 1943 he went ashore in the assault on Tarawa and in 1944 was in the lead assault in the invasion of Saipan. He was twice wounded in action against the enemy and counts among his decorations two Purple Hearts and two Presidential Unit Citations. He was also Marine Division boxing champion in 1944. Sergeant Sheeler was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps in 1947. He returned to graduate studies at Iowa State University and was awarded his Masters and PhD in both Chemical and Soils Engineering in 1956. Dr. Sheeler joined the faculty that year and taught there until his retirement in 1986. He was awarded professor Emeritus status. In addition to his academic duties he coached the ISU NROTC pistol team for 36 years with the Team being awarded 15 National Championships.

John and Irene Squire Kinney Sheeler were married on July 18, 1970 in Boone Iowa. They lived happily in Ames and later Marshalltown. A previous marriage to Charlsee Pitt on January 26, 1946 ended in divorce in 1961.

Dr. Sheeler was predeceased by his parents Dr. Ivan and Mildred Sheeler; his brother and sister-in-law, Max and Dorothy Sheeler of Ames, Iowa; and son John R. ("Johnny") Sheeler of Colo, Iowa. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mary Irene Sheeler and seven children: Daniel Sheeler, Anne Tiller (Larry), Robert Sheeler, William Sheeler (Jenny), Diana Hora (Randy), James Kinney (Felisa) and John Kinney. John and Irene have 21 grandchildren, 26 grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Marvin LaRoy Smart

Died June 8, 2013

Marvin LaRoy Smart passed away at his home in Petaluma on June 8, 2013. He was 96 and had been active in community organizations and church life in Petaluma for 20 years. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary, in 2006. Marvin was born on a farm in Iowa. He worked at a variety of jobs before graduating from Iowa State University with a degree in agricultural education.

At ISU he met Mary Simmerman and they were married for 65 years. After three years teaching, then six years farming in Iowa, Marvin became County Extension Director in Warren County, Iowa for 24 years. This involved farm management help and advice, farm business analysis, 4H leadership, soil and water conservation, pork and beef associations, county fair and horticulture.

After retiring in 1980, he started volunteering at Camp Wesley Woods, a Methodist camp near his home in Indianola, Iowa. There he developed a prairie grass meadow and worked at many jobs around the camp for 12 years. He also enjoyed volunteering at Heifer Project in Arkansas. Marvin was a dedicated church member all his life. When he and Mary moved to Petaluma in 1992 they soon began participating in many aspects of church life at the United Methodist Church.

Music was always present in his life and singing in the church choir his joy. Marvin was an active member of Lions Club for 56 years and took pride in the work and achievements of the organization. Marvin also maintained a strong interest in current affairs and participated in a Great Decisions discussion group in Petaluma for many years. At home he enjoyed gardening and continued to grow tomatoes in his 90s. He was adept at home improvements and felt satisfaction at being able to repair almost any item. Marvin lived his life in service to others.

Upon retiring he and Mary did mission outreach work projects with the church, which took them to India, Zimbabwe, South Korea, Puerto Rico, and Brazil as well as to work projects in several states. They were often asked to give presentations of their trips. Their love of travel eventually took them to many other countries in every continent except Antarctica as well as all 50 states. Marvin continued to enjoy road travel with his last cross country trip to Iowa being in 2006.

Marvin is survived by four daughters, Beverly Lovell of Woking, England, Lois Sheridan of Kentfield, CA, Nancy Lewis of Seattle, WA and Barbara Mentley of Moraga, CA, as well as four granddaughters, two grandsons, and two great-grandchildren on the way. A memorial service celebrating Marvin's life will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 30 at Petaluma United Methodist Church, 410 D Street.

Frances M. Smith

February 20, 1932 – May 6, 2013

Dr. Frances M. Smith, who retired from her almost thirty-year career as a professor in Iowa State University’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences’ Department of Education in 1997, did on May 6, 2013 in Ames, Iowa at 81 years of age. Born in Oklahoma, she received her B.S. ’52 from Southwestern State College, her M.S. in ’58 from Oklahoma State and Ph.D. in Home Economics in ’66 from Iowa State University.
 
She taught school in Wilsey, Kansas from 1952 to 1956, and in Wichita, Kansas on two separate assignments between 1956 and 1964. She left Wichita briefly to teach in Bremerhaven, Germany from 196-26. Dr. Smith was on the faculty at Kearney State College in Kearney, Nebraska from 1966 to 1968 followed by faculty appointments at Iowa State University from 1968 to 1970 and 1972 to 1997.
 
The true definition of a researcher, Frances was well known for her questioning skills and applications to critical thinking. In addition, she was a teacher, a mentor, supporter and role model. Her legacy continues as she worked with Julia Faltinson Anderson to establish an endowed scholarship pin the College of Human Sciences for students in family and consumer sciences education and studies. She made special connections with the students she supported. Students received letters, notes of support and visits from Dr. Smith as they progressed in their studies.
 
Frances was an avid supporter of home economics and actively involved in the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS). She was instrumental in the creation of the integration in Home Economics Interest Group that began in the late 1980’s. She viewed herself as a facilitator, but seminar attendees valued her opinions and admired her strong thinking skills and contributions that enlivened the discussions.
 
Frances was well known in the Ames community through her associations with Bethesda Lutheran Church, League of Women Voters, and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). She was active and dedicated church member and volunteer. She was well-read and always had a clipping, news article or journal prepared to discuss when she attended meetings of various groups in which she participated.
 
Frances was married in 1968 to Richard Smith (lovingly referred to as her “friend, Richard” during her seminar discussions), who is an Iowa State Professor Emeritus in the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering department. She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Mary Smith of Schaumburg, Illinois and Barbara Smith of London, England; one brother, Elmer Smith of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and one sister, Pauline

Frederick George Smith

August 16, 1917 – May 4, 2014

From Stevens Memorial Chapel obituary, Ames, Story County, Iowa:

In Memory of
Frederick George Smith

Arrangements under the direction of Stevens Memorial Chapel, Ames, IA.

Mary “Meg” E. Speer

September 3, 1924 – August 26, 2013

Mary E. Speer died the morning of August 26th, 2013.

Mary was the daughter of Iowa (Hempel) and Gustof J. Graf of Elkader, Iowa. She graduated with honors from Elkader Central High School in 1942, then attended Dubuque College her freshman year. She transferred to Iowa State College in 1943 and majored in dietetics and graduated in the spring of 1946. Then she did a one year internship at the University of Minnesota where she was involved with the polio ward that Sister Kenny was pioneering on polio cure. On August 19, 1947 she married Vaughn C. Speer in the Congregational Church in Elkader. They moved to Gilbert, Iowa and Meg became the first dietitian hired at Mary Greeley Hospital in Ames by Supt. Edna Holcomb.

At the time of David M.'s (deceased) birth on July 13, 1948 she resigned her position at Mary Greeley, but did work part time in diet related consultation for the students at the Iowa State College Hospital which she continued until James D. Speer's birth on 5-3-51. The family moved to St. Louis, MO where Vaughn having his M.S. degree was hired by the Ralston Purina Company in the Product Control Division. Upon the invitation to Vaughn to work towards his PhD, the family returned back to Ames in July of 1953. Elizabeth A. was born followed by Diana L. on 10-18-62.

Meg re-entered the dietetics field in the Spring of 1966 by consulting at the Belmond and Clarion hospitals. She consulted at the Story City Hospital and Bethany Manor for 25 years and Eastern Star Homes and Ledges Manor in Boone for 30 years as well as Ogden Manor, and Ankeny SunnyView. She belonged to five different dietetic professional associations and over time served on many committees and held various officer positions, while authoring diet related publications. Locally she was a member of League of Women Voters, P.E.O., Heartland Senior Services, Faculty Women's Club, Master Gardeners of Story County, Reiman Gardens CoHorts, Iowa State University Alumni Board, Ames Historical Society, and read for the blind (IRIS).

Meg's family includes her husband of 66 years, Vaughn, son David(deceased) and Joyce Speer, son Jim and Julie Speer, daughters Beth and Ron Frandsen, and Diana and Bob Sarussi; 5 grandsons Ryan and Staci Speer, Brad and Wendee Speer, Rob and Christina Speer, Matthew and Karyn Speer, and Kevin and Tania Speer; 5 grandaughters; Lauren and Alyssa Frandsen, Alexa, Madeline,and Gabriella Sarussi, and eleven great grandchildren; Katelyn, Madison, Ella, Andrew, Olivia, Mayla, Molly, Autym, Trent, Kendra, and Gage. All received a card with a crisp dollar or more every birthday. Quite the brood for a single child who became a responsible greatgrandmother.

So we close with tears in our eyes, this 66th year of love and adventure.

In lieu of flowers gifts may be directed to Meg Speer Endowment Reiman Gardens Iowa State University Foundation, 2505 University Avenue, Ames, Iowa or United Church of Christ Congregational Endowment Fund, 217 Sixth Street Ames, Iowa.

Tribute by Animal Science Department
Mary “Meg” Speer
September 3, 1924 – August 26, 2013

Meg was married for 66 years to Vaughn Speer, an Emeritus Professor of Animal Science.  Meg received a bachelor’s degree in dietetics and consulted for many hospitals and care facilities for over 30 years.  She was also a devoted volunteer and member of various local organizations.

Mary Catherine Stoops

August 1, 1954 – March 6, 2014

Mary Catherine Stoops was born Aug. 1, 1954, in Ames, to Marilyn and Lyle Stoops. She attended school in Ames, graduating from Ames High School and later Iowa State University. After briefly being employed as an art teacher in Missouri, she began working at the Iowa State Library, where she remained throughout the rest of her working career.

Mary Catherine passed away on March 6 at the age of 59.

She is survived by one son, Eric Enslow; one sister-in-law, Kathi Stoops; two nieces, Allison Wise and Danielle Burnett, and their families; one nephew, Timothy Stoops; and her dear friend, Joan Mueller.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Marilyn and Lyle Stoops, and her brother, Michael Stoops.

Tribute by her supervisor, Lori Kappmeyer
Mary Catherine Stoops
August 1, 1954 – March 6, 2014

ISU work experience:
Mary began working at the ISU Library in August 1978. She was a Library Assistant I, Circulation, 1978-1980; Library Assistant II, Government Publications, 1980-1984; and Library Assistant III, Serials Cataloging, 1984-2011. She retired September 6, 2011.

Highlight of their employment:
Mary was one of the early enthusiasts for e-mail and the internet, and was ultimately one of the library's primary catalogers of serial electronic resources.

Personal memory:
Mary was creative, artistic, and had a good sense of humor. At any meeting she attended, she made her presence felt through her unique questions and comments.

Other thoughts to share:
One never knew what she might say or do. She was a true original.

Ruby Straker

August 31, 1924 – March 5, 2014

Ruby Straker, 89, of Ames, passed away on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Karen Acres Nursing Home in Urbandale, Iowa.

Ruby was born on August 31, 1924 to William and Olivia Penn Matthews in Orient, Illinois. She graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL and was married to Lloyd Straker of Herrin, IL on June 20, 1947. Prior to their moving to Ames, the couple lived in Springfield, IL. Ruby worked at Iowa State University as a secretary to the agriculture administrator in the Extension Administration Service.

Ruby is survived by two daughters, Shirley Straker of Ames and Janet (Steve) Schultz of Grimes; grandchildren, Matthew, Gregory, Julie and Laura Schultz, and a sister, Nella Lougeay of Carbondale, IL. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years and her parents.

No public services were held. Private interment was held at the Ames Municipal Cemetery.

David Nels Sundberg

April 2, 1958 – May 4, 2014

David Sundberg, 56, of Ames died unexpectedly in his sleep on May 4, 2014. Visitation will be at Oakwood Road Church on Thursday, May 8, from 4-7pm. Funeral services will be at Oakwood Road Church on Friday, May 9, at 10:30am.

David was born in Storm Lake on April 2, 1958 to Quenten and Mary Sundberg. He grew up working on his dad's farm near Linn Grove. This experience gave him a love of farming and Iowa soil. After graduating from Sioux Valley High School, he enrolled at Iowa State University as a student in Agronomy. After getting his master's degree he was employed in the ISU Agronomy Department as a research associate for 32 years.
David married his wife Nancy in 1989, and they had two children, Michael, aged 23 and Hanna, aged 21. Dave loved his family, his home and working with his hands. Working outside, fixing things, and refinishing wood were his favorite pastimes.

David is survived by his wife Nancy of Ames, children Michael Sundberg and Hanna Sundberg, both of Ames; his parents Quenten and Joyce Sundberg of Linn Grove; two sisters, Susan Sundberg of California and Jolene Renard of Iowa City and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Sundberg, and brother Steve Sundberg.

As a show of sympathy, memorial contributions may be directed to the family.

Tribute by his wife, Nancy Sundberg
David Nels Sundberg
April 2, 1958 – May 4, 2014

ISU work experience:
Research Associate in ISU Agronomy Dept. for 32 years.

Highlight of their employment:
Dave loved working outside, and his employment at ISU allowed him to work in the fields 6-7 months of the year. He took great pride in having productive and nice looking research plots.

Personal memory:
Dave was a good husband and father to his wife Nancy and his 2 children, Michael and Hanna. All of us are graduates of Iowa State University. He was a quiet man who loved working with his hands, both at work and at home.

Teresa Margaret Swalla

November 12, 1933 – February 20, 2014

Teresa Margaret Swalla, 80, went to her eternal reward on Thursday, February 20, 2014. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, February 23, at St. Malachy's Catholic Church in Madrid, where a rosary service will begin at 6 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 24, at the church. Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery, south of Madrid.

Teresa was born on November 12, 1933 in Madrid and lived there until her marriage to William (Bill) Swalla on July 4, 1950. She and Bill moved to a farm south of Madrid in 1953. In 1975, they moved to a farm near Stuart, Iowa. Teresa moved back to Madrid in 2011 to live at the Cedars and then the Madrid Home.

Teresa was foremost a homemaker for her husband and 14 children. She was employed as a Family Program Assistant for Iowa State University Extension during the Farm Crisis and later cooked for the Congregate Meals program. She was a dedicated member of All Saints Catholic Church in Stuart, Catholic Daughters, the Altar and Rosary Society and the Garden Club. She created the Stuart Youth and Enrichment Center in Stuart and served on its board and as its Director for 10 years. She was the treasurer for the Stuart Farmer's Market and sang in the Community Choir. She helped create the Stuart Food Pantry and served on its board. She was creative and loved to sing, quilt, write, draw and paint. She shared a love of the outdoors with her husband, Bill and they passed that love on to their children. Teresa had a zest for life and she lived a life of service to others. She was a dedicated and loving mother to her 14 children and delighted in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived and lovingly remembered by her sister, Sister Mary Ann O'Deay of St. Francis, WI; brother, John (Anna) O'Deay of Venice, CA; 13 children, Kathleen Amos, of Galt, CA, Dan (Sheryl) Swalla of Coon Rapids, IA, Carol (Dan) Knipp of Fair Oaks, CA, Tom (Dorene) Swalla and Mary (Steve) Holmes both of Madrid, Billie Swalla of Seattle, WA, Don (Lynn) Swalla of Cheyenne, WY, Angela Swalla of Boone, Albert (Syndie) Swalla of Randall, IA, Rick (Katie) Swalla of Ames, Susie (Steve) Wolfe of Lathrop, MO, Rose Swalla of Stuart, IA and Chris (Lori) Swalla of Earlham, IA, 28 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Teresa was preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Catherine O'Deay; brothers, Thomas O'Deay and Daniel O'Deay; sister, Frances Cowles; husband, William Swalla; one daughter, Patricia Swalla; and one grandson, Michael Madison.

The family has respectfully requested that any memorial contributions be made to the Teresa Swalla Memorial Fund, or a favorite charity of your choice.

Donald Oscar Thompson

September 3, 1924 – July 29, 2013

Donald Oscar Thompson was born on February 27, 1927, to Oscar and Erma Thompson at home in Clear Lake.
Don grew up in Clear Lake, worked during school delivering groceries and newspapers and at a meat packing facility in Mason City. He played trumpet in bands and won a national championship in a band contest. He interviewed with bandleader Stan Kenton.

Don enjoyed his high school years at Clear Lake participating in three sports, band, and was dedicated to academics. Since moving back to Clear Lake he reconnected with many classmates and thoroughly enjoyed monthly Saturday morning breakfast with them.

He was drafted into the Navy in the summer of 1945. During boot camp, the Navy determined Don should attend NROTC at University of Idaho, where he met Barbara Newell, fell in love and was married. The two moved back to Iowa where he attended the University of Iowa graduating summa cum laude with a B.S. degree in physics, a master’s and Ph.D. in 1953 and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He transferred branches of service, becoming a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force and worked at its Cambridge, Massachusetts, research facility for two years. He was transferred to Tennessee as a part of the Atomic Energy Commission and assigned to the Oak Ridge National Laboratories in 1954. During this time, he built the cabin cruiser he launched in 1963, which is still enjoyed by the family on Clear Lake and the Mississippi River.

Don returned to civilian life in 1963 and worked for North American Aviation Science Center in California for 15 years. In 1979 Don and Barbara moved to Ames, Iowa, where he was instrumental in developing the Center for Non-Destructive Evaluation (CNDE) and Quantitative Non-Destructive Evaluation (QNDE) at Iowa State University. Together with his colleagues and staff, they developed the center into a world-class scientific organization. In 1991 Don was honored for his distinguished contributions to engineering and science by election to the National Academy of Engineering of the United States of America. In 2002 he was one of only nineteen foreign scientists to be elected India’s National Academy of Engineering.

Don was honored by Iowa State University as one of one hundred and fifty visionaries that shaped the institution. In July, less than a week before he died, Don attended the 40th anniversary of QNDE held in Baltimore, Md., where he was recognized as a leader in the development of the global Nondestructive Evaluation community and the founder of Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation. One of Don’s long time colleagues said in his speech, “Don ruled with an iron hand, but was compassionate and the best boss I have ever known.”

In 1999, Don and Barbara returned to Clear Lake to a home they call “The Heritage,” a home they designed and built to give their family a place to share the joy of being together.

Don was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church where he served on the benevolence committee and assisted in Saturday night services by reading the lessons from scripture. Together with his small group they installed three crosses on the property of Harmony Ranch along Interstate 35, a gift for who pass through Clear Lake.

He enjoyed playing his trumpet in three local bands, The Nonsemble, New Horizon Band and the North Iowa Concert Band. He loved Clear Lake, its history and its people.

Don had a quiet yet powerful faith in Jesus that was passed on as a significant part of his heritage.

Don loved his family. How he enjoyed the frequent visits from his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, each visit ending with a hug and a “Come back soon!”

He also loved his dogs, such good friends. But as he lived through the joys and challenges of life it was his wife, Barbara, who brought him his deepest joy and peace.

Don was preceded in death by his father, Oscar, (1955), his mother, Erma (1983) and his older brother, Keith who died at the age of 3 days in 1924.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara, three sons, Jim, Steve and John and their spouses, nine grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

Don sought to use the gifts and talents God had given him to the fullest. He honored that in others. He will be sorely missed, but the legacy he leaves will always be a bright shining light, and inspiration to his family, friends and colleagues.

Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. Fourth St., Clear Lake, 641-357-2193, ColonialChapels.com.

Tribute by his son, John Thompson
Donald Oscar Thompson
September 3, 1924 – July 29, 2013

Donald O. Thompson was born in Clear Lake, IA on Feb. 27, 1927 and died at home in Clear Lake on July 29, 2013, aged 86 years.  He was married to Barbara for 67 years and together they had 3 sons of which I am blessed to be one of them.

Dad was a founder of the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation and Quantitative  Nondestructive Evaluation and throughout  his career he was recognized for his accomplishments which included induction into the National Academy of Science and Engineering in the United States and the nation of India.  He was named one of Iowa State's 150 visionaries that helped shape the University.

So what is it that made him so successful?  Gratefulness.  Dad was thankful for every opportunity to use his gifts, but he was more thankful for the people he engaged in his life and work.  He valued everyone.   No one was more important than another.

The 40th annual meeting for QNDE was held in Baltimore last year. Dad was a founder of this group of professionals from all over the world. Dad was fading, but his determination was to get to that meeting. As the meeting drew closer, dad's health deteriorated faster. None of us, except mom, could understand why it was so important for him to get to this meeting.

He was hospitalized when he got there.  He was not coherent for much of the time before the banquet where he was scheduled to speak.  Then, late in the afternoon prior to the banquet Dad rose up and asked to get ready.

As we pushed him through the fathering to the banquet room, colleagues from all over the world greeted him. He called them all by name, he asked how their families were, he thanked them for their work, and encouraged them. He had conversations with friends. As though they saw each other every day.  Many people told me of the impact he had on their careers and how grateful they were for his influence.

He was introduced at the banquet and the 400 attendees immediately gave him a standing ovation.  I realized that this ovation was not for his accomplishments.  This ovation was for who he was as a man. Then he took the microphone and stood up. This is a guy who 4 hours earlier could not speak or stand. As he spoke, I understood why he struggled so hard against all odds to stand before this group one last time. It wasn't about the work. It was about the people gathered. He wanted to express his love and gratitude for them all one more time.

Why was Dad successful?  He chose to be grateful.  He chose to genuinely care for, encourage and value every person that he worked with.

Dad truly loved his work. Dad truly loved those he worked with.

I'm going to close by reading a page in a journal written by his hand that I think sums up how dad felt about his work and the people he worked with. This page was discovered 2 weeks ago by my mom.

Dated May 15th, 1999.

This is the day that I thought would never happen. I seldom ever thought of this day-and when I did, I dreaded it. This is the day of my official retirement.

I have always enjoyed my work and will miss the intensity of activity.  Research has been good-logical planning, experimental work with rigor, the joy of proving truth in some models and the joy of co-workers and students.  I have much to be thankful for, good teachers, professors, Barbara who is always supported my work, and God who provided spiritual gifts to make it possible.  I must now find new foci, although I likely will continue some consulting for this year.  Even though a major phase of my life and career has ended, I am sure that God will guide and use my skills beneficially as long as I am able.

Dad worked with QNDE for another 14 years past his official retirement.  Jesus took him home just 6 days after that meeting in Baltimore.  Dad will rightfully be remembered for his accomplishments.

For me, I will cherish the memory of a man whose heart for people was larger than all of his brilliance.

Lauretta Beryl Eberhart Thompson

March 10, 1924 – July 21, 2013

Lauretta Beryl Eberhart Thompson, 89, of Ames, died Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Bethany Manor in Story City. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 25, 2013 at Heartland Baptist Church with burial to follow at Nevada Municipal Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Wednesday evening from 6-8 PM at Stevens Memorial Chapel.

Lauretta married Tilford Thompson on July 26, 1952 in Des Moines. She worked in food service at Iowa State University and retired in 1991. Lauretta was a long time member of Heartland Baptist Church and enjoyed working with their children's ministry.

Lauretta is survived by her son, Dennis, of Des Moines; 4 granddaughters, Cyndi (Steve Bell) Lee of Madrid, Tami (Greg Gedenberg) Kuster of Des Moines, April (Doug) Jensen of Des Moines, and Heather (Rusty Griffin) Thompson of Des Moines; 9 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandson; a brother, Jack Eberhart of Des Moines and Jack (Irene) Small of Boone, and their children, Heather and Corey Tesdah who Lauretta thought of as family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her daughter, Pamela and a granddaughter, Amy Thompson.

As a show of sympathy, memorial contributions should be directed to the Heartland Baptist Church children's ministry program. On-line condolences may be expressed at www.StevensMemorialChapel.com.

Tribute by Carol
Lauretta Beryl Eberhart Thompson
March 10, 1924 – July 21, 2013

Lauretta Thompson worked for me for several years at Knapp-Storms Dining Center.  She was born with a disability--only had the use of one arm/hand.  She never let her disability get in the way of doing her job or used it as an excuse not to do something.  She was a very delightful woman with a wonderful sense of humor, you couldn't help but love her.  She had a great can-do attitude and loved life!     
Carol

Dorothy Mae Hart Thomson

April 11, 1921 – October 20, 2013

Dorothy Mae Hart Thomson was born in White Pigeon, Michigan, on April 11, 1921, to George and Florence Hart. She graduated from Kalamazoo College and attended Iowa State College while working on a Masters degree in zoology. She married George W. Thomson in 1945 and lived in Ames, Iowa, where they raised three sons. After George’s death in 1993, she married John “Jack” Shelley and continued to live in Ames until her death.

Dorothy died on October 20, 2013, at Northcrest Community’s Heartwood House in Ames at 92 years of age.

Dorothy is survived by her sons, Raymond (Becky) and Craig (Roberta Moltzen); grandchildren, Ben Thomson (Kristen) and Anne Kemper (James); and stepsons, John (Patricia Burgess) and Steve (Janine) Shelley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Thomson; second husband, Jack Shelley; son, Bruce Thomson; former daughter-in-law, Betsy Ball; sisters, Vivian Roelof and Ardelle Trim; and brother, Edgar Hart.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation, 199 Water Street, 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10038.

Tribute by her son, Craig Thomson
Dorothy Mae Hart Thomson
April 11, 1921 – October 20, 2013

Dorothy Thomson passed away on October 20, 2013, at Northcrest Community’s Heartwood House in Ames, Iowa.  Dorothy came to Ames in 1943 to pursue a master’s degree in zoology after graduating from Kalamazoo College.  She married George Thomson in 1945 and lived in Ames until her death.  George received bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees in forestry from ISU and served on the faculty and as chair of the Forestry Department.  Following George’s death in 1983, Dorothy married Jack Shelley, the long-time Iowa broadcast journalist and faculty member in the Journalism Department at Iowa State.

Dorothy was a dedicated member of the Ames and Iowa State communities, as the wife of a faculty member, as a mother of three sons (Bruce, Ray and Craig) who each attended Ames High School and ISU, as a loyal fan of Cyclone athletics, and as a life-long learner and traveler through many university seminars and tours.

Dorothy attended Collegiate Presbyterian Church and was an integral part of the regular Rummage Sales events held at the church to raise money for the church and outreach activities.  At her memorial service, the pastor remarked on passing the milestone that year of 70 years of continuous membership at the church.

She also worked for Iowa State as a long-time member of the “Room 5 ladies” at Beardshear Hall who helped students through the process of scheduling classes and then changing those schedules or adding and dropping classes once the term began.  Her early days in Room 5 in the late 1960s were at a time when changing classes involved students waiting in line at the Room 5 window and processing changes through the exchange of a series of cards to find openings in classes.  Dorothy and her colleagues transitioned into the age of computerized scheduling as the years passed and technologies changed.  Dorothy continued to be on call for assistance at the start of each semester well past the age of 65 because of the pleasure she received from helping others and the chance to share in the social aspects of the work.

Joseph Moore Viles

November 26, 1942 – April 8, 2014

Joseph Moore Viles, PhD, 71, was born Nov. 26, 1942, in Houston, Texas. He grew up in Baytown, Texas, where he graduated from Lee High School. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in 1965 and 1968 respectively from Rice University and his PhD in 1969 from Tulane. His entire teaching career was spent at Iowa State University as an Associate Professor of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology.

He published numerous research papers between 1968 and 1986 and was responsible in part for advances in liver research, including a patent for medical devices.

Joe was predeceased by his parents, Dorothy Moore and Prentiss Shelton Viles.
He is survived by his son, Stephen, daughter-in-law Melinda, and grandsons Campbell and Samuel, all of Metairie, Louisiana, as well as a brother and sister and numerous cousins.

Joe died at his home in Ames sometime prior to April 8, 2014.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be expresses at www.StevensMemorialChapel.com.

Ann Costikyan Vinograde

September 19, 1922 – May 7, 2014

Ann Costikyan Vinograde passed away peacefully at home on May 7, 2014. She was born in New York City on September 19, 1922 to Mary Stanley and Kevork Costikyan.  She grew up in New York and later attended the University of Michigan, receiving an M.A. In Political Science. There, she met her future husband, Bernard Vinograde, and they eventually moved to Ames, Iowa, where Bernard taught Math at Iowa State University.  After receiving her Masters degree at NYU in 1969, Ann also worked for ISU and taught Russian and Russian literature there until 1989, when they retired and moved to Kayenta in the St. George, Utah area, spending summers in Brian Head.

Ann visited Russia several times as part of ISU’s teacher exchange program.  She was an avid reader of poetry, an accomplished rug-hooker, and an enthusiastic, highly-skilled backgammon player. Her love of the beauty of nature led to frequent hiking and fishing with her husband.

She is survived by four children:  Alice and Barbara (twins), Peter and Polly;  four grandchildren:  Natalia, Catalina, Clara and Khaleila,  and two great-grand-children:  Camila and Julia.

She had a wonderful life, was endlessly curious, and was an interesting and amazing woman. We all have our precious memories of her. She was much loved and will be deeply missed by her friends and family.

A celebration of her life was held on Friday, May 9, 2014 at the Kayenta Desert Rose Labyrinth.

Arrangements by Heideman Hughes Mortuary 435-674-5000.

Adeline Vogtlin

January 27, 1917 – January 31, 2014

Adeline Vogtlin, 97, of Bethany Life Community in Story City, formerly of Gilbert and Ames, died Jan. 31, at Bethany Manor. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday Feb. 3, at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care, 414 Lincoln Way, with a funeral service at 11 a.m., Tuesday Feb. 4, at Memorial Lutheran Church, 2228 Lincoln Way, Ames, with the Rev. David R. Beagley officiating.

Adeline Vogtlin was born Jan. 26, 1917, in Fairmont, N.D., the daughter of Andrew and Emma Matheason. She lived most of her life in Gilbert area. She married Fritz Vogtlin on April 2, 1938. She was a cook at Iowa State University residence halls for 28 years.

She is survived by three daughters, Ilene Valdez, of Whittier, Calif., Shirley (John) Ross, of Alexandria, Minn., and Sharon Martin, of Ames; one son, Fred (Linda) Vogtlin, of Ames; 10 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one daughter, Jeanette; two brothers, Raymond and Ervin; two son-in-laws, Tony Valdez and Clarence Martin; and one grandson, Thuan Quach.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Memorial Lutheran Church, Bethany Life Community and Heartland Senior Center.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Bethany Manor of Story City for their wonderful care of Adeline.

Online condolences may be directed to www.grandonfuneralandcremationcare.com.

Bob Wells

July 26, 1945 – October 4, 2013

Bob Wells, 68, of New Sharon died Friday, October 4, 2013, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. As an infant Bob was adopted by Charles Osie and Dorotha Adalee Gibson Wells. He graduated from Harrah High School in Harrah, Oklahoma with the class of 1963. He furthered his education at Oklahoma State University earning his B.S. and M.S. in Agricultural Economics. Early on he worked for University of Missouri Extension as a farm management specialist. He then took a position with Iowa State University Extension as field specialist in farm management and agribusiness, where he was working until the time of his death. Bob was passionate about agriculture and preserving our nation's food source. He was one of the founding members of the national leadership program for Annie's Project. Annie's Project's Mission is to empower farm women to be better business managers and partners. He could also be heard on the radio discussing agriculture related topics. Bob was an avid Oklahoma State fan. He enjoyed cheering for the Cowboys in every sport. He delighted in spending time with his family. He enjoyed visiting with people and could talk to anyone. He had a great sense of humor and was fun to be around.

His family includes his three children, Lisa Wells of Saudi Arabia, James (& Roberta) Wells of Virginia Beach, Virginia and Jennafer Wells of St. Louis, Missouri; his fiancé, Jackie Cherry of Blue Mountain, Arkansas; a step son, Jason (& Amanda) Cherry of Frankfort, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Nickolas Cavendish, Kassidy Cavendish, Cody Cherry, Shaianne Cherry, Jason Cherry, Jr., Colton Gordon and Connor Gordon; a sister, Sherry Wells of Plano, Texas; and several cousins.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, and a son, Charles Wells.

Funeral services will be held Monday, October 7, 2013, at 3 p.m. in the Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa. The family will be at the Bates Funeral Chapel from 1:30 until service time on Monday to greet friends and relatives. Following the services in Oskaloosa, Bob will be taken to Blackwell, Oklahoma. A funeral ceremony will be held there on Friday, October 11, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Roberts Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Braman Cemetery at Braman, Oklahoma. Memorials may be made to the Bob Wells Memorial Fund.

Donald Westberg

July 14, 1923 – November 2, 2013

Donald Westberg, age 90, of 504 West 16th Street, died at his home on November 2, 2013. Funeral services are Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Tim Walker officiating. Burial will be in Boone Memorial Gardens. A visitation for family and friends was held at Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall on Monday from 3 to 8 p.m. with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Visitation on Tuesday is at the funeral chapel from 8 to 10 a.m. and then at the Church from noon until service time.

Donald was born on a farm northeast of Boone on July 14, 1923, the son of Martin and Gertrude (Boersma) Westberg. He attended country school as a child near Jordan. On May 12, 1945, Donald married Iline Welch in Boone. After they were married, Donald farmed in the Mackey area for two years, but a drought forced him to seek employment in Boone. He worked 18 years for the Irvine family at Culligan Soft Water. Around 1965, he began working at Iowa State University as a plumber. Donald retired in 1985. Donald was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

In retirement, on most days, he could be found tinkering in his garage. He also loved vegetable gardening of which Iline canned his produce. He was never one to sit idle. If he wasn’t cracking walnuts, climbing ladders, fixing something, feeding the squirrels and birds, he might be reading his Bible or eating something with ice cream. Over the years, Donald enjoyed picking wild raspberries, hunting mushrooms, and harvesting walnuts. He also enjoyed, from the time he was young, wood carving, especially Santas. He enjoyed cooking, especially breakfast. Donald also enjoyed making summer sausage and peanut brittle for Christmas. His favorite pastime was fishing. He looked forward every summer to a special fishing trip to northern Minnesota with his two sons, Roger and Rick, and grandson Todd.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother Virgil. Donald is survived by his wife Iline of Boone; two sons Roger Westberg and wife Liz of Boone, and Rick Westberg and wife Joy of Cleveland, Missouri; a daughter Linda Wilhite and husband Tom of Algona; two brothers Charles Westberg and wife Barbara, and Gerald Westberg and wife Donna, all of Boone; and a sister-in-law Twila Westberg of Ogden. Also surviving are three grandchildren: Katie Melvin and husband Tony of Le Mars, Leah Wilhite of Algona, and Todd Westberg and wife Karrie of Ankeny; and four great grandchildren: Grasyn Melvin, Karter Melvin, Elijah Wilhite, and Aliza Westberg.

In memory of Donald, memorials may be directed to the family.

Thomas William Wickersham

September 11, 1919 – August 12, 2013

Thomas William Wickersham was born September 11, 1919, to William A. and Minnie (Schneider) Wickersham in Melbourne, Iowa. Thomas graduated from Van Cleve High School in 1937. While in college, he met Janie Morris after her sister Bettylee said he was too short for her! Following his 1941 graduation with a BS degree in Animal Husbandry, Tom and Mary Jane Morris wed on December 13, 1942- a day he remembers as being bitterly cold – many degrees below zero.

After the passing of his father, William, Tom farmed his family’s home place until 1943, when the estate was settled. Tom then bought his own farm near St. Anthony and moved there and farmed that farm for three years. Poor crops prompted Tom to change careers back into Extension work in Jasper County where he took a position with Jasper County as 4H Club youth assistant until 1948, then extension director after his best friend, Bill Zmolek, left that position to join the faculty at ISU. Together, Tom and Janie lived the dream of raising a family as they first had Bill in 1946 then Sudi in 1948.

Tom joined the faculty at Iowa State in 1950, receiving a M.S. in 1954, and retired in 1984 having been the University Sheep Specialist for many years prior to his retirement. In 1980, Thomas was chosen by his peers and received the Animal Science Extension Award for Distinguished Service to the Livestock Industry .Thomas was Emeritus Professor of Animal Science at Iowa State University.

He was a man who was dedicated to belonging to and serving his community. He was a member of Collegiate United Methodist Church in Ames, the American Society of Animal Science, Epsilon Sigma Phi, Farmhouse Fraternity and the Ames Kiwanis. Upon his retirement, Tom became interested in Heartland Senior Services and served on their Board of Directors. Tom even volunteered to help rock babies to sleep at a local daycare!

He also continued his love of his own family farm, making improvements as needed for the land and the historic homestead. With help from friends and neighbors, he completed the home place restoration. He enjoyed entertaining there, hosting many family and friend get- togethers.
Tom Wickersham was a man of honor, integrity, selflessness, and love. He was a good, good man who touched so many lives.

Thomas passed away August 12, 2013, at Northcrest Community in Ames at 93 years of age.

He is survived by his son, William Wickersham of Mazatlan, Mexico, his daughter, Susan Johnson of Manitowoc, Wisconsin; two sisters, Winifred Thompson of State Center, Iowa and Mary June Jones (husband Rod) of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and brother-in-law, Walt (Liz) Morris of Sioux City, Iowa. He is also survived by Thompson, Jones and Morris family nieces and nephews. Four grandchildren survive him: Kate Bragg, Las Vegas, NV, Charles (Denise Ray) Wickersham, Woodbine, Maryland, Amanda (Brad) Kent, Pasadena, CA, Holly (Darrick) Wesson of DeKalb, Il., and seven great-grandchildren; Berkley Bragg, Kent Christian and Cole Thomas Wesson, Iris Elizabeth and Hannah Jane Kent and Charles’ and Denise's daughters Samantha and Catherine.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mary Jane on January 3, 1983, his mother-in-law, Neva Morris, and granddaughters, Stephanie Wickersham and Ame Wilson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to Northcrest, the Thomas and Mary Jane Wickersham Scholarship Foundation at Iowa State University, or a charity of choice.

Tribute by Animal Science Department
Tomas Wickersham
September 11, 1919 – August 12, 2013

Tom joined the faculty at Iowa State in 1950 and retired in 1984 as an Emeritus Professor of Animal Science and was the University Sheep Specialist for many years.  In 1980 he received the Animal Science Extension Award for Distinguished Service to the Livestock Industry.  Tom was dedicated to belonging to and serving his community and volunteered in numerous local service organizations.  He loved his restored family farm and hosted many gatherings for family and friends.

Leo Junior Wisecup

April 28, 1936 – January 29, 2014

Leo Wisecup, age 77, of 135 Underhill Street, died January 29, 2014, at the Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at the Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall with Rev. Sarah Karber officiating. Burial will be in the South Marion Cemetery south of Stratford.

Leo Junior Wisecup was born in Boone on April 28, 1936, the son of Leo and Velma (Nickell) Wisecup.  He graduated from Boone High School in 1954.  Leo married Sharon Anderson at Omaha, Nebraska, on March 19, 1956.

In earlier years, Leo worked as a route man for the former Boone Dairy and for Anderson Erickson Dairy.  He later worked as a plant operator at the Iowa State University power plant for 19 years, retiring in 1998.  For several years, he co-owned the Adobe Lounge in Boone.

During his life, Leo played midget baseball and was a pitcher on a semi pro baseball team.  He enjoyed playing softball, bowling, hunting and fishing, listening to old country music, and collecting caps.  Leo was a big fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes, NASCAR and Jeff Gordon, Peyton Manning, and the Cleveland Indians.

Leo’s biggest love was his horses. He raised and showed quarter and palomino horses. He often judged open horse shows throughout the Midwest.  Leo was a member of the Paint and Palomino Associations, the American Quarter Horse Association, the Boone Saddle Club of which he served as president and board member, and the Heart of Iowa Quarter Horse Association.

Leo was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Roger Wisecup, infant brother Bobby Wisecup, and a brother-in-law Dean Anderson.

He is survived by his wife Sharon of Boone; three daughters, Debi King and husband Roger, and Jody Wisecup, all of Boone, and Linda Ewing and husband Jason of Otho; a brother Gary Wisecup and wife Karen of Boone; three sisters, Jeanne Patten and husband Dave of North Liberty, EmmaBelle Johnson and husband Lester of Jewell, and JoAnn Ray and husband Darwin of Boone; three grandchildren, Chris King and wife Ruthie, Matt King, and Mindy King, all of Boone; great-granddaughter Arielle King of Boone; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Mary Wisecup of Boone, Jackie Anderson of Nixa, Missouri, Wilma Westrum and husband Noel, and Pete and wife Marvie Anderson, all of Stratford; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Schroeder Memorial Chapel on Monday from 2 until 8 p.m. where the family will be present from 5 until 8 p.m.

On Tuesday, friends may call from 8 a.m. until service time. In memory of Leo, memorials may be directed to the family.

Tribute from Leo J. Wisecup Family
Leo J. Wisecup
April 28, 1936 – January 29, 2014

Employed at ISU Power Plant from 1979 to 1998.

Dad was a very loyal person to his co-workers, friends and to his family.  One time he came home after work, and he was sick, but he had promised my sister he would take her to her horseshow, and he did.  We remember one night, dad was working the night shift and there was a horrible blizzard, we wanted him to call in, but he wouldn’t do it.  Dad said he didn’t want anyone to work a double shift.  That was our dad – very loyal.

Mavis Irene Whitney

November 11, 1937 – December 13, 2013

Mavis Irene Whitney, 76, died Friday, December 13, 2013 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. She was born November 11, 1937 to Marvin and Mabel Gillman in Millerton, Iowa.

Mavis graduated from Woodside High School and was a secretary for the ISU Extension Service for many years. She enjoyed calligraphy, tennis, basketball, gardening, and flowers. She attended Eastside Alliance Church, Westview Community Alliance Church, and Grace Church.

Mavis is survived by her husband of 56 years, Norman; children, Christine Peterson, David (Kimberly) Whitney, Steven (Julie) Whitney, and Stacey (Jonathan) Skeens; ten grandchildren; brother, Gilbert (Judy) Gillman; brothers-in-law, Robert Urich, Gordon (Beverly) Whitney, and James (Kathy) Whitney; and a host of other family and beloved friends. She was preceded in death by parents; and sister, Margaret Urich.

A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Avenue, with burial to follow at Greenwood Friends Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be directed to www.prepare4theharvest.org AGWM account number 2911055.

Condolences for the family may be offered online at: www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.

Sharon M. Witcraft

May 24, 1931 – May 12, 2013

Sharon M. Witcraft, age 81, of Boone, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 712 12th Street in Boone, with Rev. Lindsay Watkins officiating. Interment will be at Linwood Park Cemetery in Boone.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 15, at Walter ~ Schroeder Funeral Home, Fifth & Story Streets in Boone from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with the family present to greet friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Thursday at the Church from 9:30 a.m. to the time of service.

Sharon was born on May 24, 1931 in Boone, Iowa, the daughter of John Dwight and Clara Marie (Peter) Bowes.  Sharon graduated from Boone High School in 1949.  Sharon married Edgar Lee Witcraft on February 15, 1951 in Boone County, Iowa.  

Sharon worked at Globe Loan Insurance Company in Boone as a secretary. Sharon and her husband, Edgar owned and operated Witcraft Floor Covering. She then worked as a Real Estate agent at Stanbrough Real Estate. She worked at Iowa State University in Photo Services, then with ISU student housing. With her love of picture taking, she wanted to take classes at DMACC in photography.

Sharon was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Boone and the couples club of her church. Sharon was very active in the Democratic Party of Boone County. She was an Iowa Hunter Education Instructor for many years. She loved the outdoors, and enjoyed going fishing and camping with her family. Sharon enjoyed the time of deer hunting in Wyoming with her husband, Edgar.

Sharon is preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her brother-in-law, Don Atkinson.

Sharon is survived by her 5 children, Kathy Fecht Lang (William "Joe") of Boone; David Witcraft of Boone; Marsha Rogers (Jim) of Boone; Thomas Witcraft (Rita) of Boone: James Witcraft of Boone; her 7 grandchildren, Tim Fecht of Boone; Brandon Witcraft of Boone; James Rogers (Pam) of California; John Rogers (Katie) of California; Jennifer Colby (Mike) of Des Moines, Iowa; Ryan Fliss of Iowa; Grant Fliss of Iowa; Blake Fliss of Iowa; her 7 great-grandchildren, Jarod Rogers, Colby Rogers, Kassie Rogers, Noan Colby, Hayden Colby, Kylee Colby and Camren Fliss; her brother, Fred Bowes (Ruth) of Boone; her brother, John Bowes (Joan) of San Jose, California; her sister, Norma Atkinson of Reno, Nevada and also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

In memory of Sharon, memorials may be directed to her family.

Walter ~ Schroeder Funeral Home at Fifth & Story Streets in Boone is in charge of the arrangements

Dan Lee Woodin

September 1, 1951 – September 24, 2013

Dan Lee Woodin, 62, died from complications of lymphoma on Sept. 24, 2013, at his Ames home, surrounded by his wife and children. Visitation will be from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at First United Methodist Church, 516 Kellogg Ave., Ames. A Celebration of Life will follow at 7 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to honor Dan by wearing Cyclone colors. A private graveside service will be held later.

Dan was born on Sept. 1, 1951, in Storm Lake to Donald and Gretchen (Hawley) Woodin and grew up on a farm near Laurens. He graduated from Laurens High School in 1969, and Iowa State University in 1974. At college, Dan, then called Woody, met Jackie Masterson, of Boone. Their first date was a midnight picnic at Inis Grove Park; they returned a few months later and Dan proposed. The couple was married in 1973. They lived in Des Moines, where Dan worked for American Republic Insurance Co., then returned to Ames in 1977 where Dan became a programmer/analyst at ISU’s Administrative Data Processing Center (ADP). He remained in that department, now known as Information Technology Services.

Dan was a Cyclone through and through, with family get-togethers and holidays planned around football and basketball games. In fact, football was an all-day event, with Dan heading to the store at 6:30 a.m. to pick up food for the often-themed tailgate party, including one catered sit-down dinner.

Forever, Dan cared about others, especially children. He coached and umpired youth teams for years, even when his children weren’t involved. In addition to his years at ISU he made time to teach, more than 20 years at DMACC and, later, at William Penn College in Des Moines.

In 2008, he ran for the Ames Community School District Board of Directors with no agenda other than to help children. His children had graduated, and he saw service as an opportunity to help move the district forward. He wanted to attend the Sept. 23 meeting but was by then unable to do so. His family attended in his honor, hearing Superintendent Tim Taylor share that Dan faced the world with unparalleled hope and optimism, knowing that happiness comes in caring for others, especially children. The crowd gave President Woodin a standing ovation. Later, friends filled the Woodins’ front yard in what would become the community’s benediction.

Dan is survived by his wife, Jackie and children, Audra (Mark) Watson, of Huxley; Austin (Melissa) Woodin, of Ames, Annon (John) Schwegler, of Ankeny; Anson Woodin and girlfriend, Holly Nguyen, of Ames and seven grandchildren. He is also survived by his mother and brother Dave (Nancy) Woodin, of Laurens; and sister-in-law, Judy Mertens, of Johnston, as well as numerous nieces; nephews; aunts; uncles; cousins; and a multitude of friends. He was preceded in death by his father and brother-in-law, Randy Mertens.

All will miss his ever-present smile, unforgettable chuckle and his mantra to live each day as if that were the one by which you’ll be remembered.

Memorials may be directed to the Ames Education Foundation/Dan Woodin Endowment or the MGMC Foundation/William R. Bliss Cancer Center, where Dr. Michael Guffy and staff delivered the most compassionate care a patient could hope for.

Tribute by his wife, Jackie Woodin
Dan Lee Woodin
September 1, 1951 – September 24, 2013

Forty years ago Dan Woodin and I graduated from this university and forty one years ago today Dan and I were married. We moved into Pammel Court or as my nephews called it "that tin house". This union was the beginning of the family you see before me -

Our daughter Audra and husband Mark graduated from Iowa State and Audra also just received a masters degree from ISU.

Our son Austin and his wife Melissa graduated from Iowa State.

Our daughter Annon graduated from ISU and her husband John (a Cyclone by marriage) was just accepted to ISU and will start his masters this fall.

Our son Anson and his girlfriend Holly graduated from Iowa State last December and at this point our eight grandchildren don't even know there are choices.

Dan loved his family and this university and he gave a lot of himself to both.

One of Dan's favorite quotes was from Dr Seuss "live each day as if that is the day you will be remembered".

So today Dan, you are remembered by a loving family, grateful friends and an appreciative university for living each day with an ever present smile and contagious laugh, for kindness freely given, for hard work and strong leadership, as a wonderful husband, excellent father, devoted grandfather and for genuinely just being a really nice guy.

We will use the joys your memories bring us to help heal the sadness of your loss.
 
So in Dan Woodin style we say "SMILE and Go Cyclones!"

Jean Zmolek

February 7, 1922 – March 30, 2014

Jean Zmolek was born to William and Emma McCormick on Feb. 7, 1922, and grew up in Clarion. She passed away on March 30, 2014, in Ames. A visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, at St. Cecilia Church in Ames followed by a vigil service at 7. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 9, at St. Cecilia. Following the service, there will be a reception with food, remembrances, song and dance in the social hall. The burial will be on Saturday May 10, in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Tama.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to NARFE Alzheimer’s Research Fund in care of Karen Halloum, 1110 Clark Ave., Ames, 50010.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in dietetics at Iowa State University. It was at a dance there that she met the love of her life, Bill Zmolek. After graduation, she became a lieutenant in the Army Medical Corps at Camp Butner, N.C., where she married Bill on Dec. 8, 1945, leading to 68 years of love, companionship, marriage, five children and many nights of dancing.

Jean loved the outdoors and prodded her often reluctant husband to pack up the kids and the car and head to the mountains of California to see her only sister, June. When her sister passed away more than 40 years ago, she honored her promise to be an “other mother” and grandmother to her sister’s children and grandchildren. She was also a master in her own kitchen, and would always set an extra plate. No one ever wanted to miss an opportunity to eat one of her pies, cinnamon rolls or poppy seed rolls. She loved to grow and arrange flowers. Her grandchildren have many happy memories of her attempts to protect her garden by chasing rabbits.

Never one to sit still, Jean launched several careers after the children started to leave home. Among those were school librarian and author, researcher and publisher of two family histories. She served as the president of the Faculty Women’s Club at Iowa State. When her mother became ill, she became a senior citizen advocate, spending time as a hospice volunteer and leading memory activities at nursing homes. She also served on the national board of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Alzheimer’s Fund.

She constantly sought out ways to help others. In her church, she tutored foreign students in English, administered communion to shut-ins, and volunteered at soup kitchens into her late 80s. She performed and danced on stage. She didn’t let age slow her down. She welcomed strangers, old and young, into her home from all around the world and accepted them as family. She was a voracious reader and maintained a love of learning and an undying curiosity about food, culture, history, travel, languages and computers.

Jean is survived by her loving husband, Bill; her children, Steve (Dee), Gary (Beth), Gloria, John (Jerry) and Paul (Josephine). She is also survived by seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Toward the end of her life, as Jean began to lose her ability to talk, her most often repeated phrase was, “I have a good family.” In her, we had a good wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and citizen of the world. She touched so many lives. We’ll never forget her beautiful smile, or how great she looked in a hat.

Tribute by Animal Science Department
Jean Zmolek
February 7, 1922 – March 30, 2014

Jean was married for 69 years to Bill Zmolek, an Emeritus Professor of Animal Science.  Jean received a bachelor’s degree in dietetics from Iowa State University and had worked as a school librarian.  Jean was also involved in many volunteer activities both locally and nationally.

 

 

 

 

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