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

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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 www.kearnsfuneralservice.com.

Mary Lee Elliott

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Mary Lee Elliott, 65, of Waterloo, died at home on Wednesday June 8, 2016.
She was born on January 2, 1951 in Cedar Falls, daughter of Hugh and Luella (Haack) Smith.
Mary graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 1969.
She married Steven S. Elliott on Oct. 2, 1971 at St. Patrick’s Church in Cedar Falls.
Mary worked at the Waterloo Public Library as a library aid for the last 20 years. She previously worked at People’s Bank and John Deere Community Credit Union as a bank teller and was vice president at Home Savings and Loan.
Mary enjoyed cooking, gardening, making people happy, and she loved being a grandma.
She is survived by: her husband, Steven; two sons: Daniel (Heidi) Elliott of Omaha, Neb. and Benjamin (Laura) Elliott of Hopkins, Minn.; three grandsons: Clark, Owen, and Lucas; four siblings: Frances Fox of Carmel, Ind., Robert (Sharon) Smith of Fredericksburg, Va., Susan (Eddie) Watkins of Waterloo, and Vicki Smith of Wichita, Kan.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Matthew Elliott; one brother, Allan Smith; and one brother-in-law, Jim Fox.
Funeral Services were held Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
Condolences may be left at www.KearnsFuneralService.com.

Julie Ann Simons

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  Julie Ann Simons, age 58, of La Porte City, died Monday, June 6, 2016 at her home.
She was born July 25, 1957 in West Union, Iowa, the daughter of Charles John and Phyllis Ann (Ungerer) Plaster. She was a life companion with Curtis Wellman for 16 years until he died on January 22, 2015.
Julie worked for the Secondary Roads Department of Black Hawk County for 32 years, retiring in 2015. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Jubilee and she enjoyed cross stitching and watching “The Big Bang Theory” on TV. Julie was very fond of her two dogs, Izzy and Swipper.
Survivors include three daughters, Krystal (Kerry) Hines of La Porte City, Kori (Lance) Hulin of Jesup and Kari (Robert) Thompson of Waterloo; eight grandchildren, Alanna, Gabriel, Joshua, Theodore, Tiffeny, Matthew, Blake and Ryley; her mother, Phyllis Plaster of Denver, IA; a sister, Sheila (Thomas) Horan of Elk Run Heights; a niece, Jennifer (David) Stull of Independence and a great nephew, Cole Stull.
She was preceded in death by father, Charles in 1998.
Memorial Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 10, 2016 at Zion Lutheran Church – Jubilee, 12077 Jubilee Road in rural La Porte City with inurnment in the church cemetery. Memorial visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 9 at La Porte City Funeral Home, 606 E. Main St. in La Porte City.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
Condolences can be expressed at www.KearnsFuneralService.com

Margaret Marie Broady

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Margaret Marie Broady died at the age of 92 on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at La Porte City Specialty Care.
Margaret was born on September 4, 1923, in Riceville, Iowa, the daughter of Nick and Marie (Nath) Jurgens. On September 7, 1940, she was united in marriage to Roy Broady in Vinton, Iowa. The couple made their home in Glasgow, Kentucky and La Porte City. They were the owners of a hotel, restaurant, and bus stop business in Hodginville, Kentucky.
Margaret was a member of the American Lutheran Church in La Porte City. She loved playing cards, watching birds and squirrels, reading the Bible, daily devotions, and was an excellent cook.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a sister, Eva Thomas, and a brother, Harold Jurgens.
Margaret is survived by four nieces, Eva Siebel of Waterloo, Ava (Joseph) Neighbors of Waterloo, Gloria Abbe of La Porte City, and Jacquelyn O’Hara of Woodland Hills, California.
Services will be held at Overton Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at 1:30 PM with Pastor Doug Rokke officiating. Burial will take place at the Dysart Cemetery. Visitation will take place at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be directed to American Lutheran Church in La Porte City.
Online condolences may be left at www. overtonservice.com.

Geraldine “Jeri” Hubler

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  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 www.bentleyfuneralhome.com.

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