Category Archives: Milestones

Marcella Tripp Moore

 Marcella Tripp Moore, 91 of Cedar Falls, died Monday, June 27, at Bickford Cottages.She was born June 28, 1924 in Black Hawk County, daughter of Walter and Elizabeth Weyland Weber.  She married Loren Tripp January 4, 1944 in Waterloo. He died July 29, 1961. She married Robert Moore November 25, 1963 in Waterloo. He died in 1985.

Survivors include four sons, Larry (Pam) Tripp, Gene (Linda) Tripp, and  Fred (Terri) Tripp all of Waterloo and Bob (Bonnie) Tripp of Washington; a daughter, Kathy (Steve) Nielsen of Utah; 14 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; a sister, Betty Moran of Elk Run Heights; and a brother Deacon Ed (Sharon) Weber of Waterloo.

Preceded in death by five sisters, six brothers, a daughter-in-law and a great-granddaughter.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 1 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with a 1:00 p.m. graveside service in Westview Cemetery, La Porte City.   Public visitation will be from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway, where there will be a 6:30 p.m. vigil service.  Visitation also one hour prior to services at the church.

Memorials: may be directed to the church.

Online condolences may be left at

Area Kirkwood Graduates Announced

  Kirkwood Community College recently announced its graduating Class of 2016. College faculty and administration joined friends and family in saluting the graduates at commencement ceremonies at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, May 14. Area graduates included Dianna Conrad of Brandon and William Judd of La Porte City.

UNI Awards Degrees, Announces Dean’s List

  New alumni were added to the roster of graduates following the Spring 2016 semester at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI). The following area students received Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees:
Dysart: Sarah Freeland, BA, Biology-Honors Research; Lindsey Powell, BA, Communication
Gilbertville: Mitchell Lamos, BA, Management: Supply Chain & Operation
La Porte City: Sara Jesse, BA, Communication; Kirk Mahood, BA, Management: Supply Chain & Operation; Jayme Ollendieck, BA, Communication
The following area students have been named to the University of Northern Iowa Spring 2016 semester Dean’s List:
Dysart: Will Crees, Savannah Jensen, Abigail Ollendieck, Nicolas Peters
Gilbertville: Melissa Ament, Jody Schares
La Porte City: Jessica Bohnstengel, Collin Brecher, Haley Dietrick, Megan Gloede, Sara Jesse, Emily Johanningmeier, Jess Larison, Jayme Ollendieck, Kylie Powell, Danielle Wandschneider

Clemens L. “Clem” “Junior” Reiter, Jr.


Clemens L. “Clem” “Junior” Reiter, Jr., 88, of La Porte City, died Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital of natural causes.
He was born June 22, 1928 in Eagle Center the son of Clemens L. and Rose E. (Frost) Reiter Sr. He was a 1946 graduate of Eagle Center High School. He married Edith M. Foulk on November 7, 1950 in Waterloo; she preceded him in death on June 7, 2008.
He served in the U.S. Army. Clem farmed for many years in Eagle Center and surrounding areas; drove truck for Warren Transport and Brown’s Transfer; worked at John Deere for 24 years, retiring in 1989 and worked many years with Spence’s until 2015. He served many years on the La Porte City Fire Department and was a member of the La Porte City American Legion Post #207.
Clem is survived by: two sons, David Reiter of Cedar Rapids, Larry (Georgia) Reiter of La Porte City; four daughters, Vicky Baum of Lakeville, MN, Deborah (Mike Veach) Stern, Lori (Jim) Clark, Tina (Lynn) Hanna all of La Porte City; eighteen grandchildren; twenty-six great grandchildren; three brothers, Richard (Joann), Kenneth (Donna), Terry(Diane) Reiter all of Waterloo; one sister, Kathleen Zmolek of Waterloo; one son-in-law, Marc Lattin of Cedar Falls; one sister-in-law, Marlene Reiter and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one daughter, Barbara Lattin; three sons-in law, Ronald Baum and Steven Stern; Rex Callaway; one brother, Robert Reiter; one sister-in-law, Virginia Foulk; two brothers-in-law, Leonard Zmolek and Robert Foulk and two nephews, Randy Reiter and Kevin Zmolek.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial in the West View Cemetery all in La Porte City. Graveside Military Rites will be conducted by the La Porte City American Legion U.S.S. San Diego Post #207. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with a 4 p.m. Rosary Service. Visitation will also be held one hour before the service at the church.
Memorials may be directed to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or the La Porte City Fire and Rescue.
La Porte City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements 319-342-3131. Online condolences may be left at

50th Anniversary…Oops 51!

Dave Neil and Vi Holliday were married June 26, 1965 at Grace Lutheran Church in Waterloo.
They have two children Melanie Neil of Madison, WI, and Shane (Carrie) Neil of La Porte City.
They have grandchildren: Logan Miller, Paige (Tucker) Johnson, Colton Miller, Morgan Miller and Vincent Neil. Two great grandchildren join the family, Harlan Miller and Karsen Neil.
Dave is retired from John Deere, UAW, and as State Labor Commissioner and is presently La Porte City Mayor. Vi is a homemaker.


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