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Tarr, Betty L. - Des Moines  
Betty L. Tarr Des Moines Betty L. Tarr, 90, died peacefully in her sleep Sunday, April 19, 2015 in Hospice Care at Fountain West Health Care Center. Betty was born February 19, 1925 in Des Moines. She retired from the State of Iowa in 1988 after 23 years of service. She leaves her children, Larry Tarr and his wife, Nancy, Nancy Ruby and Dale Tarr; brother, Don Lincoln; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Edward Tarr in 1962. A private family service was held at Hamilton's Funeral Home.
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Published in Des Moines Register on Apr. 26, 2015
Tesdall, Ronald - West Des Moines, Iowa  
Ronald Tesdall West Des Moines, Iowa Ronald Tesdall, 65, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Iowa Methodist Hospital after a sudden heart attack. A celebration of Ron's life will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Ames. Visitation will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. on Monday at the church. Ronald Wayne Tesdall was born on January 28, 1950, in Boone, Iowa, to DeWayne and Debra (Anderson) Tesdall. He grew up in Ames and graduated in the class of 1968. Following graduation, Ron continued his education and earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of Iowa. Ron made a career as a Master Electrician and owned and operated Story Electric Contractors until his retirement. He also proudly served as past chairman of the Ames Electrical Board. Ron was an outdoorsman who liked fishing, hunting, and gardening, growing many tomatoes. He was also an avid fan of Iowa Hawkeye football and the TV show Pawn Stars. He also enjoyed his cats, weather watching, home improvement projects, and was a connoisseur of fine craft beverages. Most of all, Ron loved spending time with his entire family who all held a special place in his heart. Survivors include the love of his life, Lana Ohlsen, and her daughter, Katie Avise and grandson, Dylan; children, Ryan (Jessica) Tesdall , Dawn (Matt) Hemesath, and Erik (Michelle) Tesdall; father, DeWayne Tesdall; grandchildren, Jackson, Nicholas, Camden, and Alessandra; and siblings, Valerie McClimon, Doran Tesdall, Colin Tesdall, and Joel Tesdall. He was preceded in death by his mother, Debra Tesdall; uncles, Monte, Paul, and Larry Anderson; and grandparents, Lawrence and Rose Tesdall, Carl and Gladys Morrison, and William and Ruby Anderson Memorial contributions may be directed to the family. Online condolences and memories of Ron may be shared with his family at www.stevensmemorialchapel.com .
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Published in Des Moines Register on Apr. 26, 2015
Tetley, Carma Janice - Des Moines  
Carma Janice Tetley Des Moines Carma Janice Tetley, 83, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015. A service will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Brooks South Town Chapel with burial at Sunset Memorial Gardens to follow. Janice was born October 20, 1931 in Beaconsfield, Iowa to Howard "Mac" and Mary McConnell. Her family moved from Iowa to Estes Park, Colorado when she was a child. Janice attended Estes Park High School and shortly after graduation moved to Greeley, Colorado where she worked as a telephone operator. It was in Greeley where she met her husband to be, Richard "Dick". The couple married in 1954 and moved to Des Moines in 1959 where they raised their two children, Margaret and Michael. Janice enjoyed reading, embroidering, and bird watching. She especially loved spending time with her family and working with the Girl Scouts as a Girl Scout leader. Janice is survived by her husband, Richard Tetley; children, Margaret Kelly of Des Moines, Michael (Pennie) Tetley of Des Moines; grandchildren, Bobbi (Jeff) Kemble of Waukee, Chris (Jessica) Kelly, Ashley and Amber Tetley all of Des Moines; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Bob (Janette) McConnell of Strausburg, CO ; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Rich and Jack McConnell. A visitation will be held 6-8 p.m., Friday, April 24, 2015 at Brooks South Town Chapel.
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Published in Des Moines Register from Apr. 24 to Apr. 26, 2015
Waterman, Catherine Arp "Kitty" - Bettendorf  
Catherine "Kitty" Arp Waterman Bettendorf Catherine ("Kitty") Arp Waterman, of Bettendorf, Iowa, died April 21, 2015, at Naples Community Hospital, Naples, Florida, following a sudden illness. A Celebration of Life Memorial service will be held Sunday, May 24 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (121 W. 12th St., Davenport). Visitation will be 3:00 p.m. until service time at 5:00 p.m. Private interment will be at Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Davenport. Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Kitty was born July 12, 1929, to Dr. A. Henry Arp and Elsa Mauritzson Arp in Moline, Illinois. She was a graduate of St. Katharine's School and Sweet Briar College. She worked for several years in New York City and St. Louis, before marrying Robert ("Bob") V.P. Waterman on September 5, 1953. She was a loving wife and the proud mother and grandmother of six children and 14 grandchildren, whom she supported wholeheartedly throughout her life. She never missed their sporting events, recitals, award ceremonies, or school functions. She lived for family trips, reunions, and celebrations. She and Bob loved spending time with and entertaining their large extended family and many friends. Kitty regularly accompanied Bob to professional law conferences, where they made lasting friendships. Kitty also enjoyed Bridge, golf, tennis, gardening, and the symphony. In her later years, she read to the blind. Her community activities included past president, Tri-City Garden Club, and past board member, Quad-City Symphony Orchestra Association and The Outing Club, and member of The Tuesday Club, Junior League of the Quad Cities, and Alter Guild at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. She also was a member of Crow Valley Golf Club, Bettendorf, Iowa, and Hole-in-the-Wall Golf Club, Naples, Florida. Survivors include her six children, Catherine M. Waterman of Annapolis, Md., Robert V. P. Waterman, Jr. (Kim) of Bettendorf, Thomas D. Waterman (Maria) of Pleasant Valley, Elisabeth "Libbet" Waterman McKeon (Robert) of Red Hook, N.Y., James L. Waterman (Jessa) of Frisco, Texas, and Julia T. Waterman (Craig) of Washington, D.C.; and 14 grandchildren, David, Michael, Lee, Dana, Drew, Morgan, Isabella, Natalie, Kate, Jonathan, Matthew, Alexandra, Regan and Clayton; a sister Sue von Maur (Dick), and brother David. She was preceded in death by an infant son, brother Hank, and husband of 50 years, Bob. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Genesis Health Services Foundation, Rivermont Collegiate (formerly St. Katharine's St. Mark's School), the Quad-City Symphony Orchestra Association, or a favorite charity.
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Published in Des Moines Register on Apr. 26, 2015
Wenger, Leona - St. Ansgar  
Leona Wenger St. Ansgar St. Ansgar, Iowa- Leona Wenger, 94, of St. Ansgar, died on April 24, 2015 at Stacyville Communtiy Nursing Home, Stacyville, Iowa. Funeral service will be on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, St. Ansgar, with Rev. Gary Gonnerman officiating. Burial will be in the St. Ansgar Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for Monday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home. Leona was born April 14, 1921 in Dallas County, Iowa, the daughter of Frank and Bessie (Britton) Bever. She graduated from high school in Dallas Center, Iowa. She met Kerman C. Wenger in church and they were married on February 7, 1941 and celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary this year. They made their home in St. Ansgar following retirement from farming. Leona was a mother to a son, Clifford N. Wenger and a daughter, Dixie Fox. Leona was a homemaker, who enjoyed feeding the birds and cutting quilt squares for missions. She collected buttons for many years. She was a member of the St. Ansgar Baptist Church and loved the Lord as her personal Savior and Redeemer. She was preceded in death by sisters Evelyn, Beulah, Esther and brother Bud. Leona is survived by her husband Kerman; son, Clifford (Mary); daughter, Dixie Fox (Ed); grandchildren, Lonnie Fox (Shelly), Vicki Noordhoek (Jonathon), Corey Fox, Angela Schubert (Dan) and Andy Wenger (Melissa). Also surviving are great grandchildren Jason and Tessa Schubert, Anthony Wenger (Samatha) and one great- great granddaughter, Madison Wenger. Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, St. Ansgar, Ia. 641-713-4920. www.schroederandsites.com
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Published in Des Moines Register on Apr. 26, 2015
Wiederien, Leo A. - Des Moines  
Leo A. Wiederien Des Moines Leo, 54, died Thursday, April 23, 2015 at home. He was born September 10, 1960 in Carroll, Iowa to Paul and Evelyn (Davis) Wiederien. He enjoyed his Harley Davidson motorcycle, was an avid camper and hunter. Leo was an overall fix-it-man. Leo was born and raised on a farm and continued helping any chance he could. Leo is survived by his loving wife, Janet; daughter Nicole (Drew) Sellner of Ankeny and their children, Aubrey and Kinley; son Brandon of Des Moines; siblings; Delynne Clausen of Omaha, NE, Bev (Don) Nepple of Carroll, Bill (Jennifer) of Carroll, Donna Parrish of Audubon and Ron (Kay) of Wichita, KS. His loving in-laws; Bec (Bill) Ocker, of Lincoln, NE, Barb (Steve) Willenborg, of Manning, Joe (Kim) Riesberg of Pocatello, ID, Jay (Carrie) Riesberg of Carroll and Illa Mae Riesberg of Coon Rapids along with many nieces and nephews. Leo is preceded in death by his parents, in laws; Harold H. Riesberg, Jack Riesberg, Jeff Riesberg and Steven Parrish. Friends may visit with family from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Monday, April 27, 2015 at Hamilton's Funeral Home near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Ave. Des Moines. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at All Saints Catholic Church, 650 NE 52nd Ave, Des Moines, with burial at Highland Memory Gardens. Memorial Contributions may be made to the family in loving memory of Leo. Online condolences to HamiltonsFuneralHome.com
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Published in Des Moines Register on Apr. 26, 2015
Williams Jr., Tom - Bouton  
Tom Williams Jr Bouton Tom (Tommy) Williams, of Bouton, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the age of 38. Tom was born to Thomas and Mitsuko Williams on December 10, 1976 in Evangeline, Louisiana. Tom attended Amherst County High School in Amherst, Virginia. Tom was a devoted New Orleans Saints fan. Tom married Shelly Greif on June 17, 2006. Tom is survived by; his wife Shelly, his children Logan, Riley and Evan; two sisters Amie Walker, and JoAnn Stern; five step-siblings; and many extended family members and friends. Tom will be deeply missed by his friends and family. A Celebration of Life service will be held May 30, 2015 from 12:00-4:00pm at Mound Park in Dallas Center.
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Published in Des Moines Register on Apr. 26, 2015
Wright, Karolyn Biretz (Death Notice) - Toledo  
Karolyn Biretz Wright, 66, Toledo, died 04-24-2015. Arrangements: Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home.
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Published in Des Moines Register on Apr. 26, 2015

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Bennett, Jeanie - Perry  
Jeanie Bennett Perry Hastings Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Jeanie Bennett, 82, of Perry. Jeanie died April 15, 2015 at the Lutheran Home in Perry. She is survived by her husband Omer Bennett; daughter Letitia Dunlap of Pueblo, CO; sons Scott Bennett of Des Moines and David (Teresa) Bennett of Ankeny; sister Pat Hamman of Des Moines; many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Rescue League in her loving memory.
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Published in Des Moines Register from Apr. 23 to Apr. 25, 2015
Brokens, Janice Ruth - Carrollton  
Janice Ruth Brokens Carrollton, TX Janice left this world on 12/02/2014. She was born 01/25/1936. Memorial Service will be April 25, 2PM at Christ Lutheran Church, 6411 SE 5th St. Des Moines.
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Published in Des Moines Register from Apr. 24 to Apr. 25, 2015
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