MEMORIAL CARDS CAN BE SENT TO:
715 B AVE. EAST APT 6
OSKALOOSA, IOWA 52577-2974
THE SITE IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE MAY THEY LIVE FOREVER IN OUR MEMORIES AND ON CYBER SPACE ;
DECEMBER 23 2011
DELBERT C. KLIMA 80
PASSED AWAY DECEMBER 23 2011 AT 1:25 AM.
SERVICE WILL AS BELOW;
VISITATION WILL BE 12:00 A.M. FOLLOWED BY
THE MEMORIAL SERVICE
SATURDAY DECEMBER 31ST 2011 1:30 P.M.
LOCATION OF THE SERVICE
140 Gateway Drive Oskaloosa IA 52577
CHURCH Phone: 1-641-673-3417
DELBERT CHARLES KLIMA
Del graduated from Solon High School in 1950 where he participated in Boys State and played trombone in the band.
After high school, Del attended radio electronics school in Omaha Nebraska then served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict in Mannheim, Germany and returned to the states for 6 years with the Army Reserve. When Del returned to the states, Del launched his career in electronics service work for KCRG in Cedar Rapids, GTE TELEPHONE, MARSHALL TOWN TROWEL, as well as for MOTOROLA 2 WAY SERVICE FOR Communications Engineering in Cedar Rapids, Grinnell, and Marshalltown , ELECTRONICS APPLICATIONS OF OTTUMWA. and later took a job with McCall Communications in Ottumwa.
FROM THE BATES FUNERAL CHAPEL
Delbert Charles Klima
March 23, 1931 - December 23, 2011
Delbert Charles Klima, 80, of Oskaloosa and formerly of Fremont, died Friday, December 23, 2011, at the Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa.
He was born Monday, March 23, 1931, the son of Ernest and Mary Kroul Klima in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
He graduated from the Solon High School with the class of 1950. Following high school, he attended a radio electronics school in Omaha, Nebraska, where he received his radio engineer certification. In 1952 he was drafted into the US Army and was on active duty for 2 years stationed in several places including Mannheim, Germany. On October 12, 1956 he was united in marriage to Beverly Fry at Cedar Rapids. Following his discharge he launched his career in electronics service work, first with KCRG of Cedar Rapids, he then went to work for Communications Engineering in Cedar Rapids, Grinnell and Marshalltown.
Lastly, he worked at McCall Communications in Ottumwa and worked there until his retirement in 1993. In 1975, he and his family moved to Fremont where they lived until he and Bev moved to Oskaloosa in 2010. He was a Cub Scout Master for several years, a member of WBCCI (Air Stream Trailer Club), enjoyed traveling, camping and trailering with Bev and the 17 years of retirement they spent together wintering in Apache Junction, Arizona. He had a deep faith in the Lord and attended the Gateway Church of the Nazarene in Oskaloosa. He loved his family and enjoyed games of Fast Track and Shuffleboard with his family and many friends. Some of his favorite pastimes was helping his friends diagnose computer problems and listening to Polka music.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years: Beverly Klima of Oskaloosa; a daughter: Pam (Nick) Heinz of Woodstock, Illinois; two sons: Paul Klima of Ottumwa and David (Laura) Klima of Fremont; 7 grandchildren: Cara Cunat and Wade Cunat of McHenry, Illinois, Nicholas Heinz IV and Jorie Heinz of Chicago, Illinois, Troy (Brynn) Cunat of Middleton, Wisconsin, Cody Klima and Tyler Klima of Fremont, Iowa; two great grandchildren: Kohl Lohmeyer and Leah Cunat of McHenry, Illinois.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother: Harold Klima.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 31, 2011, at 1:30 p.m. at the Gateway Church of the Nazarene in Oskaloosa with Reverends Dave Childers and Ralph Sprunk officiating. As was his wish, his body has been cremated. Visitation will be held at the Gateway Church in Oskaloosa on Saturday, December 31 from 12:00 noon until service time at 1:30 p.m. with the family present at the church from noon until service time to greet friends and relatives. No burial is planned at this time. Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa, the Senior Center in Oskaloosa or the Gateway Church of the Nazarene in Oskaloosa.
DELBERT KLIMA'S PARENTS GRAVES SITES FROM SOLON IOWA Johnson County
Interactive map and GPS data:
LOCATED IN THE CENTER OF THE CEMETERY
ERNEST'S ESTRANGED PARENTS ALSO AT OAKLAND CEMETARY:
BIRTH 1869 DEATH 1944
BIRTH 1877 DEATH 1956
ERNEST'S SISTER VESTA KLIMA JANKO
Full Name Corrine Kay Sutton (Wittman)
Date of Birth
Friday, May 3rd, 1940
Date of Death
Saturday, May 31st, 2014
Place of Death
When Monday, June 2nd, 2014, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Murdoch Funeral Home and Cremation Center
3855 Katz Drive
Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014, 10:30am
Rev. Roger McKinstry
Ascension Lutheran Church
400 320th Avenue
Interment Extra Info
Graveside Service: 2:30 p.m. at Chester Cemetery, Grinnell, Iowa.
Corrine “Kay” Sutton, 74, a resident of Bickford Cottage,
Marion, died Saturday, May 31, 2014. Funeral Service: 10:30 am
Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Ascension Lutheran Church, Marion. The
family will greet friends from 4:00 to 7:00 pm Monday, June 2,
2014, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Marion.
Burial: 2:30 pm at Chester Cemetery in Grinnell, IA.
January 18, 2011
Sonny Lewman, 54, Ottumwa
OTTUMWA — Louie J. “Sonny” Lewman, 54, of 937 W. Mary St., died at 5:40 a.m., Jan. 18, 2011, at the University Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
He was born Sept. 18, 1956, in Ottumwa to Louie Junior “Cootie” and Blanche Rose Wright Lewman. He married Sherri D. Hensley April 18, 1981, in Hoopeston, Ill.
Sonny served with the U.S. Navy as a fireman and welder on the USS St. Louis. He had worked for 22 years for Ottumwa Wilbert Vault and for the last 5 years for Al-Jon. He was passionate about music and played lead guitar for several local bands including the Deep River Band, Bootlegger, the Crushers and Flashback, once opening for John Michael Montgomery and Brooks and Dunn.
Surviving are his wife, Sherri; a son, Jordan Matthew Lewman of Ottumwa; two sisters, Arletta “Artie” (Rod) Clark of Athens, Ill., and Sophetta (George) Negus of Wilton.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dale Strong.
His body has been cremated.
Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Saturday Jan 22 2011 at Reece Funeral Home with Rev. Ed Matthews officiating.
Visitation with the family present will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday Jan 21 2011.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heartland Humane Society, P.O. Box 1149, Ottumwa, Iowa 52501 or the American Cancer Society.
June 26, 2010
David Dyer, 58, Ottumwa
OTTUMWA — David Dyer, 58, of 700 W. Alta Vista Ave., died
June 24, 2010, at his home.
June 19, 2010
Willie Nesbit Sr., 85, Ottumwa
OTTUMWA — Willie Abraham Nesbit Sr., 85, was called home
to be with the Lord at 4:35 a.m. on June 14, 2010.
Parker, Arthur "Jack" - OTTUMWA — Arthur "Jack" Parker, 81, of 602 Glenwood Ave., died at Feb. 21, 2010, at Ridgewood Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born Aug. 15, 1928, in Ottumwa
Jack was a good friend... I will miss him!!
Flood's in Ottumwa http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWk_pD8PsFU
Doretta L. Cunningham, 71
Note from webmaster Paul:
"Aunt" Doretta was a great cook too!! She was one of my inspirations to great cooking!!
Doretta will be remembered and missed as a good friend and part of my extended family.
Floyd was a neighbor north of my parents and was an avid ham operator. we will miss him!!
Don was one of the casino buddies... I will sure miss him!!
Carroll W. Wittman, 90, of 4325 Council Street N.E., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died
Saturday, May 26, 2007, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, from congestive
heart failure. Services: 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at Murdoch-Linwood
Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids, by the Rev. Linda Livingston.
The family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 28, 2007, at the
funeral home. Burial: Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.
General Information :
Obituary for Mable Wittman
Mable Y. Wittman, 92, of Keota, Iowa, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Wednesday May 23, 2012, at Maplewood Manor, Keota, Iowa. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2012, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, by Rev. Roger Mckinstry.
Family will greet friends on Friday, May 25, 2012, from 6-8 pm.
Mable was born May 11, 1920, in Edgewood, Iowa, to
Oley Burr and Bertha Sarah (Fishel) Sprague. On September 15,
1939, she married Carroll W. Wittman in Elkader, Iowa. She
worked for the Hingtgens’, Strossmens’, and Murdoch families.
Mable enjoyed camping, fishing, doing her needle work, and
walking her dog, Chad.
Lewis C. Fry
Born in Greeley, IA on Apr. 18, 1915
Lewis C. “Lewie” Fry, 90, of 202 35th Street Dr. SE, formerly of Robins, died
Thursday, July 28, 2005, in St. Luke’s Hospital following a short illness.
Services at 2 PM Monday in First Baptist Church-Church of the Brethren. Burial
in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at Cedar Memorial Funeral Home
from 4 to 8 PM on Sunday and at the church after 1 PM on Monday.
GARDEN OF THE CROSS PLOT # 554
THIS SITE IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF BERNIE FERGUSON 56
FRIEND, FATHER, HUMANITARIAN....
04/04/1944 - 05/14/2000 7:45 p.m. CST
LOST TO CANCER
WE ALL MISS YOU!
was held at ;
Reece Funeral Home
607 E 2nd St.
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501-1215
visitation time was Tues 16th may 2000 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
family visitation was 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Tues eve.
funeral was wed 17th may 2000 1:00 p.m.
closed casket and he will be cremated
memorial to be made to;
Ottumwa Regional Health Foundation
% palliative care unit, memorial Bernie Ferguson
1001 Pennsylvania Ave.
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501
FROM THE OTTUMWA PAPER;
OTTUMWA - LaVerne T. "Bernie" Ferguson, 56, of 583 Crestview, died at 7:45 p.m. May 14, 2000, at the Ottumwa Regional Health Center.
He was born April 4, 1944 in Ottumwa to Russell Lawrence and Hazel Samantha Ferguson.
The service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home, the Revs. Jerry Caughron and John Spiegel officiating. Cremation will follow the service.
Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. today with family present from 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Ottumwa Regional Health Foundation for the Palliative Care Unit.
19, MAY 2003
Billy Cunningham, 69, Marshalltown
"UNCLE BILLY" AS WE KNEW HIM PASSED THIS AM IN HIS CHAIR AT HOME IN MARSHALLTOWN.
I HAVE GOOD MEMORIES OF HIM.... HE WAS A GOOD MAN AND FATHER.
FROM THE DES MOINES REGISTER:
BILLY D. CUNNINGHAM
Billy D. Cunningham, 69, died May 19, 2003. Funeral services and a celebration of Billy's life will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Estel-Perrin-Avey Funeral Home in Marshalltown, with Rev. Jeffrey R. Frese of the Grace United Methodist Church officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Marshalltown.
Billy retired from Fisher Controls after 27 years of faithful service. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, the men's breakfast group of the church and the UAW Local #893 Retirees.
Left to mourn his loss are his loving wife of 44 years, Doretta; two beloved daughters, Cindy Cunningham of Marshalltown and Chellie (Matt) Harvey of Marshalltown; five treasured grandsons, Ryan, Trevor, Cory, and Seth Harvey and Tim Cunningham, all of Marshalltown; his sister, Marie (Rick) Benda of Gladbrook and brother, Ron Cunningham of San Antonio, TX; brother-in-law, Norm (Joan) Legg of Marshalltown; his dog, Blaze and cat, Sammy; as well as nieces, nephews, aunt, uncles, cousins and a host of friends. In death, he has rejoined his parents and stepfather, Clarence Schulz and sisters, Retta Legg and Lydia Cunningham.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday with family present 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. A memorial video tribute will be presented during those hours.
Billy D. Cunningham, 69, of 1208 South 2nd Street, Marshalltown, died suddenly Monday morning, May 19th, 2003 at his home.
Funeral services and a celebration of Billy's life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 22nd, at the Estel-Perrin-Avey Funeral Home in Marshalltown with Rev. Jeffrey R. Frese of the Grace United Methodist Church officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Marshalltown. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3-9:00 p.m. on Wednesday with family present 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. A memorial video tribute will be presented during those hours. Friends near or far may leave condolences at www.mem.com (Making Everlasting Memories). The Estel-Perrin-Avey Funeral Home (641-753-3344) has been entrusted by the Cunningham family with his final arrangements.
Born on October 29th, 1933, in Honey Grove, Texas, he was the son of Winnifred and Dorothy (Owen) Cunningham. He began schooling in Texas and later in Gladbrook, Iowa when his mother married Clarence Schulz. Billy was a farm-hand for Clarence and later worked for the Marshalltown Hospital for about five years. Billy retired from Fisher Controls after 27 years of faithful service.
On February 25th, 1958, he was united in marriage to Doretta Bruna in Marshalltown at the Presbyterian Church. They made Beaman, Iowa, Texas and Marshalltown their home where he was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, the men's breakfast group of the church and the UAW Local #893 Retirees. Billy will be fondly remembered as a loving family man who loved his wife and treasured his girls and grandsons. He will be greatly missed by family and friends alike.
Left to mourn his loss are his loving wife of 44 years, Doretta, two beloved daughters: Cindy Cunningham of Marshalltown and Chellie (Matt) Harvey of Marshalltown, five treaured grandsons: Ryan, Trevor, Cory and Seth Harvey and Tim Cunningham all of Marshalltown, his sister Marie (Rick) Benda of Gladbrook and brother Ron Cunningham of San Antonio, Texas, brother-in-law Norm (Joan) Legg of Marshalltown, his dog Blaze and cat Sammy, as well as nieces, nephews, aunt, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.
In death he has rejoined his parents and sisters Retta Legg and Lydia Cunningham.
FROM Making Everlasting Memories® www.mem.com
Mr. Billy D. Cunningham
below are the plot maps for Rose Hill cemetery Gethsemane for Uncle Billy Aunt Doretta Cunningham and Bev and Del Klima
the location is on the east entrance and east side.
location 602 Iowa Ave. East ( old US HWY 30 ) Marshalltown Iowa.
Darwin Judge KIA nam
--- General / Personal ---
Last name: JUDGE
--- Military ---
Branch: Marine Corps
--- Action ---
Start of Tour: Tuesday, April 29, 1975
Darwin was a personal friend... we were in Boy scouts together. he made eagle scout. and I made life... 2 merit badges from eagle, just before he was shipped out...... his death was so shocking I left the scouts shortly after his death..... as the memory of the loss was too strong.... It was not till fall of 1998 that I found some closure and found the data above.
his story is in the time life series the nam experience...
my personal memory of him
" He was just the kind of heroic sob to give his life to save others!"
Darwin was one of the last ones there during the evac. and was one of the last causality's
he was cut down by vc while securing the evac of friendly's to the plane.
one day in country...
more info below
The last two Americans KIA in the Vietnam War were Corporal Charles McMahon, Jr., and Lance Corporal Darwin Lee Judge. Source: U.S. Marines in Vietnam: The Bitter End, 1973-1975, by George Dunham and David Quinlan. The same book discusses unit identities, scattered in various places. This is the final volume of the USMC official history of the Vietnam War.
LCpl Darwin Judge along with Cpl Charles McMahon was the last Killed In
Action serviceman in the Vietnam War. LCpl Judge was born and raised in
Marshalltown Iowa. He was an Eagle Scout and a fine young man of the
community. He completed Marine Corps Boot Camp and Marine Security Guard
School before shipping to Saigon, R. Vietnam as a Marine Security Guard to the American
Embassy. He and Cpl Charles McMahon were killed together within the first two
weeks of joining the detachment. LCpl Judge and Cpl McMahon was killed by a
rocket attack from Five NVA Divisions defending the Defense Attaché Building on Tan
Son Nhut airbase. On April 29-30 2000 we honored LCpl Judge with a Memorial Services
from 24th Marines and his fellow Saigon Marines.
Today 29 April 2001 LCpl Judge was honored at his Park in Marshalltown, Iowa with a Flag Pole, the American and Marine Corps Flag and free lighting from the citizens of Marshalltown. Earlier in April 2000 we planted two new trees in the Judge park to honor LCpl Judge and Cpl McMahon.
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa, April 28 Young Americans were paying the ultimate price in Vietnam right up until the final days and what added to the tragedy is that some were virtually lost in the chaos and the eagerness of America to put Vietnam behind it. But one young hero is finally getting the recognition he deserves DARWIN JUDGE was already a hero. Theres a park named after him and a place of honor at his high school. He was rock stable, said one of his former schoolteachers. He was the kind of guy America was built around. An Eagle Scout, he was one of the last Marines to die in combat in Vietnam, killed in action when he was just 19 as enemy shells slammed into Than Son Nhut Airbase 25 years ago tomorrow, If hed stayed at the embassy like he was supposed to, be on the lookout, he would have been alright, said his mother Ira. In the chaos of those final days, his body wasnt found and returned home until a year later. In the bureaucratic confusion, he never got the purple heart nor burial with honors he deserved. I love my country but Im not so sure we have done what we should do to say thank you said Ken Locke, Judges boyhood pal.
Below is Ken Locke's memorial web page to Darwin Judge
When you see so many young people take drugs and do terrible things, it makes you a little proud to have somebody like Darwin, his father Henry said. Others are still thanking Darwin Judge 25 years later. Remember that small child he rescued? She went on to graduate, with honors, from the University of Southern California. If it wasnt for him, Id probably still be their instead of here doing what Im doing now and being who I am, Becky said. And for anyone who might argue that its too late now to offer thanks, Darwin Judges mother has an answer: Its not too late to thank them and show your appreciation that they was over there to do what they was supposed to do. Twenty-five years later, Darwin Judge will get what he deserved and those he touched will get what they need.
For more information go to the Fall Of Saigon Web-Site.
A SITE THAT YOU CAN SEARCH FOR FREE AND FIND A CEMETERY PLOT LOCATION..
WATCH THERE ARE ADS ON THE PAGES THAT CHARGE FOR LOCATIONS TOO!!