Category Archives: Obituaries

Ivonne Feuerbach


Ivonne Feuerbach, 84, of Dysart, Iowa, died on November 21, 2015, at Sunnycrest Nursing Center in Dysart.

She was born on October 11, 1931, in La Porte City, Iowa, the daughter of Uri Richard and Wilma (Smith) Elliott.  Ivonne was united in marriage to Loren Feuerbach on June 9, 1951, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Dysart.  He preceded her in death on April 2, 2001.

Ivonne graduated from Geneseo High School in 1949 and attended Gates College in Waterloo.  She celebrated life focused on her family in a Christian, loving home.  She was a leader in 4H and enjoyed traveling, sewing, cooking and gardening.  Ivonne was president of the Rosary Society at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

She is survived by six children, Mark (Carolyn) Feuerbach of Dysart, Elaine (Robert) Moore of Hudson, Catherine (Robert) Olson of Clarion, Diane (Timothy) Horrigan of Waterloo, David (Sheri) Feuerbach of Coralville, and Julie (Steven) Arndt of Geneseo, Illinois; sixteen grandchildren, Sara (Ryan) Kibsgaard and Matt Feuerbach, Elliott Moore and Erica (Benjamin) Howe, Ali (Dave) Gaus and Audrey (Jonathan) Dodge, Joseph, Katie, Annie, and Maggie Horrigan, Jacob (Natalie) Feuerbach, Jason (Mandy) Feuerbach, Jenni Feuerbach and Chris Meyer, Jessie Feuerbach and Mike Blegen,  and Sam and Abby Arndt; thirteen great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law,  Carol Elliott of La Porte City.

Ivonne was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a brother, Alfred G. Elliott; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Marvin and Jeanette Hook.

Visitation will take place at Overton Funeral Home in Dysart on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, from 5 to 7 PM. A Rosary Service will be held at 4:45 PM prior to visitation. Services will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Waterloo on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 11AM, with burial at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Dysart.

Memorials may be directed to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or Hospice.

Shirley Hayungs


Shirley Hayungs, 67, of La Porte City, passed away Friday evening, November 20, 2015, surrounded by family, at La Porte City Specialty Care.

She was born November 21, 1947 in Waterloo, to Cliff and Clara (Furlong) Houser.  On November 7th, 1964, she married Ron Hayungs in Waterloo.

She attended Prairie Lakes Church, was a member of the Red Hat Society, and numerous bowling leagues at Maple Lanes. She was an avid Green Bay Packers fan, enjoyed taking road trips with Ron to see the sites around the country, and most importantly, spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by: her husband, Ron, of La Porte City; daughter, Tonja Hayungs, of Gladstone MO; sons: Paul (Beth) Hayungs, of Eldridge, IA and Chuck (Danee) Hayungs of La Porte City; five grandchildren: Sarah, Emily, Sophie, Alex, and Jonah; and one great-grandchild, Claire; brother, Jack (Diane) Houser of Waterloo; and sister, Linda (Ron) Schmitz of Cedar Rapids.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; brothers Wayne Aldrich and Gene Aldrich; and sisters Darlene Cook and Beverly Mercurio.

Memorial services will be  7p. m. Tuesday November 24, 2015 at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel 3146 Kimball Ave in Waterloo. Visitation will be held from 3 PM. until 7 PM. Tuesday November 24, 2015 also at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice PO Box 2880, Waterloo, Iowa 50704-2880

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Terry L. Harp


Terry L. Harp, 59, of La Porte City, died at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, on Thursday October 29, 2015 of injuries sustained in an accident.
Terry was born on August 4, 1956, in La Porte City, daughter of John and LaVonna (Angel) Harp.
She graduated from La Porte City High School in 1975.
Terry worked at Pizza Hut in Waterloo on San Marnan for 29 years.
She is survived by many special friends and cousins.
She was preceded in death by: parents; brother, Thomas E. Harp; aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Celebration of Life: 1:30 PM, Friday, November 20, 2015 at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel with inurnment in West View Cemetery.
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Terry enjoyed making dolls, was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs and Iowa Hawkeyes, and her favorite movie was Dirty Dancing. She also loved to dance at reunions, to play the lottery, and to read.

Ralph Dunkelberger


Ralph Dunkelberger, 85, of La Porte City, died at Covenant Medical Center, on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 from complications from surgery.
Ralph was born on October 22, 1930 in rural La Porte City, son of Alvin and Eva (Mengle) Dunkelberger. He graduated from La Porte City High School in 1949. Ralph married Gloria Bagenstos on October 6, 1951 at St. Paul United Methodist Church in La Porte City in their first ever double wedding. He worked as a farmer most of his life and enjoyed being close to the land.
Ralph was member of St. Paul United Methodist Church as well as the La Porte City USS San Diego American Legion Post 207.
He is survived by his wife; son, Mike (Rory) Dunkelberger of La Porte City; daughter, Penny (Mark) Wilson of La Porte City; five grandchildren: Zach, Brie, David, and Brian Dunkelberger and Mitchell Wilson, all of La Porte City; and one great-granddaughter, Adyn Dunkelberger.
Ralph was preceded in death by a son in infancy, Kenny Dunkelberger; two brothers, Archie and George Dunkelberger; and two sisters, Vera Palmer and Betty Bristow.
Services were held on November 6 at Heartland Community Church in La Porte City..
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Roger L. Taylor


Roger L. Taylor 68, passed away on October 19, 2015 at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa. Memorial Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 21st at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Story City, IA with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Central Cemetery in Story City.

Roger L. Taylor was born November 24, 1946 to Wendell and Florence (Bauer) Taylor in Benton County, Iowa. On November 18, 1977, he was united in marriage to Marsha Hoffman. They lived in Story City and raised three children, Christy, Melaunie and Danny.

Roger had two businesses.  For thirty-nine years he owned TNT Welding. In1996, he started up Central Iowa Doors Stores.

Roger was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and the Story County Shriners. He loved spending time at the golf course. Most of all, Roger loved being with his grandchildren.
Roger passed away at 68 years of age on October 19, 2015 at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames.
Roger is survived by his wife of thirty-seven years, Marsha; his children, Christy (Jeremy) Clark of Des Moines, Melaunie Ramler of Ellsworth and Danny Taylor of Chicago, IL; his grandchildren, Logan Hassebrock, Kyle Weuve, Brady Weuve, McKenna Ramler, Jilane McFadden and Jake McFadden; his brothers, Gary (Sue) Taylor of Cedar Rapids, Duane (Ruth) Taylor of Huxley, Dale (Mary) Taylor of North Yarmouth, Maine.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Donald Dean Taylor.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in his name.

Soderstrum Funeral Home in Story City is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and photos may be shared at