Thursday, April 25, 2013
Marv Diemer served in the Iowa Legislature as a state representative from 1978 to 1992.
Thursday, April 25
Obituary courtesy Richardson Funeral Service Marvin E. "Marv" Diemer (1924-2013) CEDAR FALLS- Marvin E. "Marv" Diemer, 88, of Cedar Falls, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo. He was born May 30, 1924 in New Auburn, Minnesota, son of Herman and Marie Arndt Diemer. He married Lois Fullbright on September 18, 1954 in Cedar Falls. Survived by: his wife, Lois; two sons, Mike of Florida, and David of California; one daughter, Lori (David) Ortley of Montana; four grandchildren: Ryan, Beth, Michael and Bailey. Memorial Services: 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Nazareth Evangelical Lutheran Church, Cedar Falls. Mr. Diemer served in the United States Marines during WWII and earned his BA from Drake University in 1950. He was …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Ruth Anderson was the first African-American county social services director, the first African-American county supervisor and helped make inroads for female professors at the University of Northern Iowa
Ruth Anderson, 91, a locally beloved and nationally-recognized civil rights leader, passed away at her Waterloo home Tuesday after a long illness. Anderson was known for her long history of forging new ground. She was the first African-American county social services director and the first African-American county supervisor. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reported on her tenure at the University of Northern Iowa, where she paved the way for other female professors: Anderson became a professor of social work at UNI, where she won a legal battle with the university and was awarded a full professorship with tenure after having previously been passed over. The out-of-court settlement was seen as a major victory for female professors at …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The Cresco-native lived in Cedar Falls, ran for office, was an educator and a frequent "letter to the editor" writer.
There's a lot of reasons you'd know the name Jerry Baker. (His name was Gerald, but he went by Jerry). The Cedar Falls man was a math teacher and later a substitute teacher at schools in the Cedar Valley, he worked at Chamberlains in Waterloo and ran for elected offices several times. Baker passed away on Jan. 4 at NewAldaya Lifescapes in Cedar Falls. He was 80. He was born August 8, 1932, in rural Cresco. Newspaper junkies might remember Baker from the editorial pages. Baker wrote 'letter's to the editor' on everything from annoying political ads to euthanasia and the draft. One of his regular topics was proper grammar. He was frequent contributor to an old Gazette column called, "Write Right." He'd offer corrections of "Badmouthing, not …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Services to celebrate the life of Lyric will be held at Heartland Vineyard Church in Cedar Falls, Saturday, December 29, from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Obituary courtesy Locke Funeral Home Lyric Ray Lynn Cook was born on October 2, 2001, in Waterloo to Dan and Misty Morrissey. She attended Kingsley Elementary School and was 10 years old. Lyric went home to be with the Lord July 13, 2012. Lyric is survived by her parents, Dan and Misty Morrissey, and her brother Dillin Morrissey. Maternal grandmother, Wylma Cook and paternal grandmother Vicki Weikert. Paternal great grandmother Ilene Weikert. Maternal uncles and aunts: Russel Bertch, Kathy and Paul Anderson, Tammy (favorite aunt) and Bill Brousseau, Tracy and Denise Bertch, Heather and Drew Collins, and Jeramia Cook. Lyric was also survived by many cousins and friends. Lyric is preceded in death by paternal great grandfather, Jim Weikert …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Lyric Cook-Morrissey, one of the missing Evansdale cousins, will be remembered at a service at the end of the month.
The life of Lyric Cook-Morrissey will be celebrated Dec. 29, her grandmother Wylma Cook told KWWL. Lyric, 10, disappeared July 13 along with her cousin Elizabeth Collins, 8, both of Evansdale. The girls' bodies were found Dec. 5. The service will be held Sat., Dec. 29 from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Heartland Vineyard Church, 1405 Greenhill Road in Cedar Falls. It will be open to the public. A memorial service for Elizabeth was held Dec. 13.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Family, friends and the community gathered in Cedar Falls to celebrate the life and love of Elizabeth Collins, whose body was discovered with her cousin Lyric Cook-Morrissey after a search that lasted nearly five months.
Hope, not despair, was the theme of the night Thursday as the community gathered to bid farewell to one of its stolen children, Elizabeth Collins. Elizabeth, 8, was mourned not just by her family and friends, but by thousands of people who spent months searching and praying for her and her cousin, Lyric Cook-Morrissey, 10, after the two girls disappeared while riding their bikes one sunny July day. "It’s a celebration for her," Elizabeth's mother Heather Collins said as around 1,500 people filled Heartland Vineyard Church in Cedar Falls. Countless others watched the service live on the local and regional news. "I know she’ll be looking down on us, smiling and dancing along with us and singing." The "Life and Love of Elizabeth" ceremony …
Elizabeth Collins and her cousin Lyric Cook-Morrissey, of Evansdale, went missing July 13. Their bodies were recently discovered. A 'Life and Love Celebration' and visitation will be held for Elizabeth tonight.
A "Life and Love" service in honor of Elizabeth Collins is taking place in Cedar Falls tonight. Collins, 8, and her cousin, Lyric Cook-Morrissey, 10, of Evansdale, disappeared while riding their bikes near Meyers Lake July 13. Their bodies were discovered in a wooded area of Bremer County last week. Heartland Vineyard Church, at 405 Greenhill Road, Cedar Falls, will have a visitation and service for Elizabeth tonight, Dec. 13. The visitation is 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., with the service to begin at 7 p.m. The church also plans to offer a live stream of the funeral on its website. Other media outets, including KWWL and KCRG, are also planning live coverage. A service for Lyric will be held separately. Her mother, Misty Morrissey, grandmother …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
A Life and Love Celebration service for Elizabeth will be Dec. 13 at Heartland Vineyard Church, 1405 Greenhill Road, Cedar Falls. Visitation 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., service 7 p.m.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Elizabeth June Marie Collins was born weighing 9 pounds and 13 ounces at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa: the daughter of Drew and Heather (Cook) Collins. She was a student at Poyner Elementary School and was a bubbly little person, with the best smile, who loved what life had to give and all it had to offer. Elizabeth enjoyed dressing up and getting her nails and hair done. She loved singing, riding her bike and playing softball and hockey. She had a big heart and had a great love for animals. Elizabeth also loved playing with her siblings and ordering them around. She enjoyed going on vacations and had traveled to many places. Mom and Elizabeth loved their time together, shopping and having dinner. Many times were treasured …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Eli Ostby, 37, of Cedar Falls, died Wednesday after being hit by a train in Waterloo.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Obituary courtesy Richardson Funeral Service. CEDAR FALLS- Eli A. Ostby, 37, of Cedar Falls, died Wednesday, December 5, 2012, in Waterloo. He was born August 21, 1975, in Waterloo, son of Steven and Hilda (Mouw) Ostby. He married Lisa Hokomoto on May 23, 1998 in Cedar Falls and they later divorced. He graduated from Northern University High School in 1993 and earned his BA in Communications from the University of Iowa in 2003. He was employed as a Personnel Recruiter for Boss and Associates, and most recently worked in sales with Yellowbook, both in Cedar Rapids. Survived by: two daughters, Bella and Alia Ostby of Des Moines; one son, Luther of Des Moines; his parents, of Cedar Falls; two sisters, Shannon (DJ) Perkins of Hurst, TX, and …
Monday, August 6, 2012
At a memorial service at UNI, the community turned out to share laughs and tears in memory of Drake Martin.
Several hundred people gathered on the University of Northern Iowa campus today to remember the life of Drake Martin, a UNI employee who died in a fall at Backbone State Park on July 28. "Our dad's life was pretty much UNI. He loved it here," his daughter Riley Martin said during the ceremony. "I think this is what it took to see how many people he affected, but it's humbling and inspiring." Panther purple was the dominant clothing color in the crowd, illustrating Martin's profound impact on the campus community. Martin, 62, was assistant director for residence education at UNI. Throughout his 31 years at the university, he interacted with hundreds of students and worked with countless Residence Assistants in the dorms. Laughter …