Category Archives: Obituaries

Geraldine “Jeri” Hubler

  Geraldine “Jeri” Elizabeth Hubler, age 77, of Durant, formerly Dysart, died on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Wilton Retirement Community, Wilton, IA after a lengthy battle with dementia.
Jeri was born October 27, 1938 to Edward and Margaret (Peck) Ledger in Jefferson County, IA. She graduated from Fairfield High School in 1956 and married Gary D. Hubler on December 27, 1960 in East Pleasant Plain, IA.
Jeri worked as a receptionist for several medical offices in the Dysart, Traer and Waterloo areas. Most of all, she loved children and providing in home daycare in both Dysart and Durant.
Jeri was a woman of great faith and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wilton, IA and a former member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Dysart.
Jeri enjoyed playing bridge, flower gardening and cooking for her family and friends. Jeri’s greatest joy was having the entire family around her table to share a lovingly prepared meal. A tradition that continues with her children. Above all, she loved her family and spending time with them.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 9:00-11:00 A.M., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wilton, IA. A Mass of the Christian Burial will follow the visitation at the church. Interment will take place at the Durant Cemetery, Durant, IA.
Jeri is survived and lovingly remembered by her husband Gary of Durant; her daughter Kathy (Phil) Keese of Durant; her sons: Britt (Jodi) Hubler of Plymouth, MN and Chris (Jenny) Hubler of Newtown, PA; 7 grandsons, 2 great grandsons, her sister Clarabell (Bill) Vittetoe of Washington, IA and her brothers: Jim (Margaret) Ledger of Washington, IA and Virgil (Jan) Ledger of East Pleasant Plain, IA.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters: Maxine Hahn, Dolores Sieren and her brothers: Lester, Donald, Elmer and Ernie Ledger.
Memorial donations may be made to Iowa City Hospice in her memory.
Online remembrances and condolences may be left at

Barbara Jo Lattin

  Barbara Jo Lattin, 61, of Cedar Falls passed away Thursday, May 19, 2016 at University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City after a courageous fourteen year battle with Multiple Myeloma, a rare form of cancer.
Barbara was born on January 20, 1955 to Clem LaVerne and Edith Mae (Foulk) Reiter, Jr. in Waterloo, and was the third of seven siblings growing up in La Porte City. As a teenager, Barbara enjoyed cheerleading and was voted Homecoming Queen. She graduated from La Porte City High School in 1973 after which she attended Hawkeye Community College and gave birth to a daughter, Heather in 1974.
Barbara spent time working at A&W and the La Porte City Pharmacy before accepting a job at Lattin Photography in 1982, eventually leading to Operations Manager. She enjoyed spending her free time with her family traveling, boating, motorcycling, water and snow skiing.
Barbara and Marc Lattin were married January 2, 2003 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Waterloo. Barbara’s brother, Larry, gave her a second chance at life donating his bone marrow for a transplant in 2003. His gift blessed us all with countless memories of time with Barbara.
Barbara was preceded in death by her mother, as well as three brothers-in-law Steve Stern, Ron Baum, and Rex Callaway. She is survived by her father, Clem of La Porte City; her husband, Marc Lattin of Cedar Falls; a daughter, Heather Palmer (Chris Eyer) of Mesa, AZ; a step-daughter, Olivia (Shaun) Smith of Pleasant Hill; a step-son, Dave (Laurie) McGrath of Cedar Rapids; four sisters, Vicky Baum of Lakeville, MN, Debbie Stern, Lori (Jim) Clark, and Tina (Lynn) Hanna of La Porte City; two brothers, Dave Reiter and Larry (Georgia) Reiter of La Porte City; two grandchildren, Emerie and Dylan Palmer of Mesa, AZ; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 23rd at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Waterloo with burial following in Greenwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Waterloo, or The American Cancer Society.
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JoAnn Yarrington

  JoAnn Yarrington, age 85, of La Porte City, died Sunday, May 22, 2016 at La Porte City Specialty Care.
She was born September 2, 1930 on the family farm in rural La Porte City, the daughter of Ivan and Vera Mosley Buck. JoAnn graduated from La Porte City High School with the Class of 1948. She was united in marriage with Marvin L. Yarrington on March 15, 1951 at the EUB Church in La Porte City.
JoAnn worked as a secretary from the La Porte City school district for more than 30 years, retiring in 1996. She was a member of Heartland Community Church. Her family was most important to JoAnn. She loved to cook, enjoyed baking goodies, canning fresh garden produce and crafting with ceramics.
Survivors include her husband, Marvin; two daughters, Rebecca (Tim) Cox and Teresa Yarrington, all of La Porte City; a son, Gordon (Nancy) Yarrington of Sully, IA; four grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Lois (Wendell) Boone of Wisconsin and Marlys Buck of La Porte City; and two brothers, Russell (Carol) Buck of Florida and Walter (Carol) Buck of La Porte City.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Heartland Community Church, 705 Bishop Avenue in La Porte City with burial in Westview Cemetery. Public visitation will be held from 4-7 PM. Wednesday, May 25, 2016 and an hour prior to the services on Thursday at Heartland Community Church. La Porte City Funeral Home (319-342-3131) is assisting the family.
Memorials may be directed to Heartland Community Church, 705 Bishop Avenue, La Porte City, Iowa 50651
Condolences can be expressed at

Leo Merlin Kalvig


Leo Merlin Kalvig, 81, of Mount Auburn, died Thursday, May 12, 2016 at Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton. He was born September 25, 1934 in Waterloo; the son of Alfred and Milda (Dahlstrom) Kalvig. He married Darlene Rose Burrier on September 26, 1954 in Charles City; she preceded him in death on June 24, 2015.
He worked as a manager in the Grocery Business for many years; he and his wife co-owned and operated the Short Stop convenience store in Traer and later operated the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Des Moines.
Leo is survived by: two daughters, Connie (Steve) Graveman of Mt. Auburn and Nancy (Wade) Jacobs of Fort Dodge, IA; two sons, Douglas (Darlene) Kalvig of North Vernon, IN., Bryan (Michelle) Kalvig of Longmont, CO.; nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one brother, Melvin Kalvig of Nashua and one sister, Adala Springmier of New Hampton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one son, Timothy Kalvig; one grandson, Scott Harmsen; two brothers, Melford and Lester Kalvig and one sister, Gloria Inhen.
Memorial Services will be held 10:30 AM Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at La Porte City Funeral Home with private family inurnment in Reinbeck Cemetery. Family will receive friends one hour before the service.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
La Porte City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements 319-342-3131. Online condolences may be left at

David K. Glime


David K. Glime, 71, died Thursday, May 12, 2016, at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo due to cardiovascular arrest.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2016, at American Lutheran Church in La Porte City with Rev. Doug Rokke officiating. Visitation will be held at the church Sunday, May 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. and one hour prior to services on Monday. He will be laid to rest next to his wife in Westview Cemetery, La Porte City.
David was born February 1, 1945, at St. Francis Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa, the son of Robert and Mabel Sloan Glime. He graduated from La Porte City High School in 1963; from Iowa State University in 1967; and received his Master’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa.
On February 25, 1967, David was united in marriage with Rita Jean Siek in Blairstown. The couple farmed together near La Porte City. David was a dairy farmer and raised hogs and beef cattle. He was active in FFA and 4-H. He also worked for ISU Extension and UNI, retiring from UNI in 2012.
David was a member of American Lutheran Church and sang in the choir. He enjoyed bird watching, gardening hostas and roses, showing and judging cattle, tractors, going to auctions and collecting milk bottles and butter boxes.
David is survived by his children, Gwendolyn Vogeler of La Porte City and Wyatt (Monica) Glime of Hartley; one sister, Ann Glime, of Colesburg; six grandchildren: Matthew, Nicolas and Aaden Vogeler, Bailey and Hannah Stimson and Presley Glime; mother-in-law Harriet Siek of Vinton; brothers-in-law H. Marion (Nancy) and Richard Siek of Blairstown and Robert (Vicki) Siek of Grand River; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rita; father-in-law Henry Siek; and sister-in-law Sheryl Siek.
A memorial fund has been established.
Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home of Vinton is caring for David and his family. Condolences may be left at


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