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Craig Brockman

Sep 19, 1952 - Aug 17, 2023

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Amana, IA

"Craig Frank Brockman, 70, of Amana, Iowa, died Thursday, August 17, 2023, at his home surrounded by family after a 10-month battle with melanoma. The family will greet friends from 4 - 7 p. m. on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, for a Celebration of Life at The Legacy Center at Murdoch-Linwood in Cedar Rapids. Craig was born September 19, 1952, in Charles City, Iowa, the son of Wendell and Jane (Bryngelson) Brockman. He graduated from Maine East Township High School in Des Plaines, Illinois. Craig w...Read More

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Carol Ann Walter

Jul 13, 1952 - Feb 20, 2024

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Amana, IA

Oxford- Carol Ann Walter was born July 13, 1952, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the daughter of Raymond and Leona (Novak) Westemeier. She graduated from Kennedy High School and then earned a college degree from Kirkwood Community College. Carol was united in marriage to Kevin Walter on June 19, 1971, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids. They lived in Cedar Rapid for 12 years before moving to Oxford. Carol worked for the Amana Refrigeration accounting department until 1999, she also worked for Clayton Marcus Furniture and the University of Iowa Community Medical Service. Carol was no stranger to anyone, she would talk to anyone and would quickly make new friends. She enjoyed bowling, cooking and for many years she decorated cakes for all types of events. What she enjoyed most of all was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Carol passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Amana, at the age of 71 years. She is survived by her husband Kevin of Oxford, her children; Kris Walter of Oxford and Dan (Kathy) Walter of West Memphis, Arkansas; four grandchildren, Angel, Caden, Emily and Jasmine Walter; two brothers, Carl Westemeier of Cedar Rapids and Alvin (Pam) Westemeier of Coggin; two brothers-in-law, Todd (Lori) Walter of Oxford and Duane (Jane) Walter of Swisher and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her mother-in-law and father-in-law. A Celebration Of Life Service will be 10:30 am Saturday, February 24, 2024, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Williamsburg. Burial will be at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00pm Friday, February 23, 2024, at Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg. A memorial fund has been established for Lutheran Interparish School (L.I.S). Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg is caring for Carol and her family. Messages and Tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com.

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Lillian M. Winslow

Mar 16, 1927 - Feb 19, 2024

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Amana, IA

Lillian Winslow, age 96, went home to be with her Lord on February 19, 2024.Lillian was born on March 16, 1927, to Burdette and Jennie Koch Beck on the family farm north of Belle Plaine, Iowa. She was the oldest of 6 children. She graduated from Belle Plaine High School in 1945 and attended Iowa State College in Ames for 2 years.On April 25, 1948, Lillian was united in marriage to Louis Winslow in the Christ United Methodist Church, Belle Plaine. This union gave life and love to three children: Francine, Doug, and Bonnie. Lillian worked tirelessly caring for her children with tender love, giving them a happy and secure home and was a partner to Louis on the farm. Lillian & Louis resided on the farm until moving to Lakeview Village in Amana, IA in 2016.Lillian loved serving the Lord and her family throughout her life. As a lifelong member of Christ United Methodist Church, she taught Bible School, Sunday School, and Kid’s Club. She was the chair-man of the church missions committee for 43 years. She and Louis regularly delivered cassette tapes of the Sunday church services to several homebound parishioners. They loved Bible study and supporting missionary work.Lillian was instrumental in beginning the first South Benton County CROP Hunger Walk and worked on the committee for several years. She served as a Cub Scout den mother, delivered Meals on Wheels and played the piano and conducted a Bible study at the nursing home. She was a 75-year member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, holding several offices, including the office of Regent twice. She also held a number of roles in Eastern Star and served as the Rainbow Mother Advisor. In addition to all of these interests, Lillian enjoyed keeping a close connection with family and friends. She also enjoyed cooking and collecting recipes. A family favorite was her cherry pie made with homegrown cherries.Lillian and Louis were keenly interested in local history and appreciated the work of the Belle Plaine Historical Society, of which they were members. To the museum, they donated a 15-foot U.S. flag sewn in 1888 by the ladies of the Walnut Creek community, located near their farm. They helped organize the Oak Hill Cemetery Walk for two years. In 2008, they were honored as the Parade Marshalls of the Belle Plaine 4th of July parade.Grateful for having shared her life are her brother, Don Beck; children Francine (Harlan) Lemke of Colorado Springs, CO; Doug Winslow of Coralville; and Bonnie Winslow-Garvin of North Liberty; five grandchildren: Melissa (Dan) Sievers of Colorado Springs, CO; Sara (Jay) Haddix also of Colorado Springs; Mark (Meghan) Lemke of Flower Mound, TX; Katherine (Sam) Andrews of Belle Plaine, IA; and Elizabeth Garvin of Madison, WI; and four great-grandchildren: Anna, Caleb, Leilana, and Leo.Lillian was preceded in death by her husband, Louis; her parents; siblings Virginia Clarahan, Bob Beck, Jim Beck, and Mary Fosse; and son-in-law Michael Garvin.Memorial services for Lillian will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Grace Community Church, 1400 8th. Avenue in Belle Plaine. Pastor Don Drahos will officiate. Burial will take place at 2:00 PM, Sunday, March 3, 2024 at the Winslow Cemetery near the Winslow farm. The funeral will be livestreamed on the funeral home Facebook page.Visitation for Lillian will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the church preceding the memorial service. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.neuhausfuneralservice.com.The Winslow family would like to extend our gratitude to all the staff at Lakeview Village, Colonial Manor and Essence of Life Hospice in Amana for their loving care.To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Lillian M. Winslow, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.There are no gallery images.#recaptcha-container label {display: none}Upload a PhotoLabel: *Image: *Gallery:Obituary Photos Required Confirmation: Upload Gallery Image

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Levona Ellen LaGrange

Jun 24, 1930 - Feb 06, 2024

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Amana, IA

Levona Ellen LaGrange, 93, passed away peacefully at Colonial Manor of Amana on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, with family by her side. A visitation will be held Saturday, February 10 from 1:00 p.m. until time of funeral service, 2:00 p.m., at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Ellen was born June 24, 1930, in rural Monticello, Iowa to Albert and Anna (Fousek) Marek. In 1988, she married Leo LaGrange who preceded her in death in 2006. She was employed by Stouffer’s/ Five Seasons in the housekeeping and laundry departments, retiring in 1995. She is survived by her three children, Larry (Pat) Balster of Cedar Rapids, Rosealean (Mike) Fisher of Amana, and Mike Schwab of Cedar Rapids; ten grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; five great- great grandchildren; siblings, Donald Marek, Delores Van Geenen and Karen Konen. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Kenny Schwab; grandchild, Henry Schwab; brothers, Elmer and Virgil Marek and sister, Gladys Jones. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Essence of Life Hospice, 606 39th Ave., P.O. Box 333, Amana, IA, 52203.

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Arlene Jane Green

Feb 29, 1936 - Feb 02, 2024

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Amana, IA

Menu Arlene Jane Green, age 87, passed away peacefully on February 2, 2024, in Amana, Iowa. A private graveside service for the family will be held with Elder Peter Hoehnle officiating. Burial will be in the West Amana Cemetery, West Amana. A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., Monday, February 5, 2024, at the Middle Amana Church, Middle Amana. Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo is caring for Arlene and her family. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Hollrah and son, David Green; granddaughters, Rebecca Hollrah and Anneli (Tim) Ginader; great-grandchildren, Lucy and Henry; brother, Melvin (Harriet) Graesser; two nieces; a nephew; and several cousins. Arlene was preceded in death by her parents, and several aunts and uncles. Arlene Jane Green was born February 29, 1936, in West Amana, Iowa, to Richard and Emilie (Miller) Graesser of West Amana. She graduated from Amana High School in 1954. She was a member of the Amana Church Society. She enjoyed spending time with her children, granddaughters, and great-grandchildren. She loved to read, do crossword puzzles, word searches, crochet, embroider, and making other crafts. It was also very important to her to always give back, giving to the church’s pantry. She also crocheted hundreds of scarves for the homeless and made bed mats for the Pine Ridge Reservation. Memorials may be made to the Amana Church Society, Safe Haven of Iowa County, or Camp Courageous. The family would like to express their deepest appreciation to the dedicated and loving staff at Lakeview Village Assisted Living, Colonial Manor Nursing Home, and Compass Memorial Healthcare for caring for our beloved Mom and Oma. * *

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Janet Kay Cross Lammey

Dec 05, 1939 - Dec 08, 2024

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Amana, IA

Menu Our beloved Mother, Nana, Aunt, Cousin, and Friend, Janet Kay Cross Lammey, 84, of Amana, IA, passed away on Monday, December 8, 2024, after a long battle with cancer. She was in Hospice Care, and surrounded by close family members as she took her last breath. Funeral service: 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 12, 2024, at the Middle Amana Church, with Elder Tony Berger officiating. Celebration of Life to follow at Price Creek Event Center, Amana, IA. Burial will be at the High Amana Cemetery, High Amana. Visitation: 5-8 p.m., Thursday, January 11, 2024, at the Middle Amana Church, Middle Amana. A memorial fund will be set up for the Amana Church Society. Kloster Funeral Home is caring for Jan and her family. Janet was born December 5, 1939, in Cedar Rapids, IA, the daughter of Howard and Dorothy (Hartman) Cross. She attended Jackson Elementary School where she developed enduring friendships that would last her entire life. She attended both Roosevelt and Washington High Schools in Cedar Rapids. At Washington, she graduated with the first graduating class of 1958. After High School Janet moved to Hollywood, CA where she met L.D. Lammey, and married in 1963. In 1964, they suffered the loss of their first child, so moved back to Iowa to be close to family. They bought a house in High Amana, IA, started an antique shop, and raised two daughters. Janet was best known for the soulful way she connected to others. Her faith, her family, and her friendships meant more to her than anything in the world. Janet’s interests included church, visiting with friends and family, gardening, traveling, reading books (and collecting them!). Each year, she would travel to Graceland in Memphis, TN, for the annual Elvis Memorial Celebration. She worked at Rockwell Collins for many years, retiring in 2003. From 2010-2020, she traveled with her eldest daughter to art shows throughout the nation. For many years she was an advocate with the Heritage Agency on Aging and fought for elder rights. She was thrilled to learn that in 2022, SF 522, a historic bill was passed making elder abuse its own crime. Survivors include her daughters, Andrea (Mark) Lammey Glassberg, Lisa Lammey; grandchildren Jakob Kinzenbaw, and Sara Kinzenbaw; step-grandchildren, Taylor, Kayla, and Mason; sister, Sheryl Cross Wilwol, nieces, nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and daughter Elizabeth Ann Lammey. Janet will be remembered most by the way she loved people, her warm, beautiful smile, and caring heart. * *

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John C. Demmel

May 24, 1970 - Dec 25, 2023

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High Amana, IA

Menu John C. Demmel, age 53, of High Amana, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 25, 2023, after a short battle with cancer, at his brother Joel and Becky’s home. Per John’s wishes, please dress casual for the services. Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 30, 2023, at the Middle Amana Church, Middle Amana, with Elders Emilie Hoppe and Jon Childers officiating. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, December 29, 2023, at Middle Amana Church, Middle Amana. Interment will be in the Homestead Cemetery, Homestead. A memorial fund has been established. Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, is assisting the family with arrangements. John is survived by his daughter Sydney Demmel; his mother Judy Chesley; a step-father Darrel Chesley; three siblings, Jeff Demmel (Kris Gibson), Jennifer (Fred) Philipp and Joel (Becky) Demmel; seven nieces and nephews, Lindsey (Zach) Nelson, Natalie (Blake) Kuesel, Kylie Demmel, Matt Demmel, Hunter Philipp, Stone Philipp and Jenna Demmel; and four great nieces and nephews, Elliot Kuesel, Ethan Kuesel, Holland Nelson and Emersyn Kuesel. John was preceded in death by his father “Jim”, his paternal grandma, Adella Hewitt and her husband Charles “Chuck”, his paternal grandpa, Cecil Demmel, his maternal grandparents, Marie and Herb Fels and two uncles, Ron Fels and Dean Demmel. John Charles Demmel was born May 24, 1970, the son of James and Judy (Fels) Demmel. He graduated in 1988 from Amana High School. Over the years, John was employed by Amana Farms, Centro and Amana Refrigeration as a material handler, for 28 years. John had a quick wit about him. He enjoyed walking around the lily pond, riding to Arkansas on motorcycles with his friends and family, reading and watching movies. He also enjoyed watching football, especially the Buffalo Bills and any team that played against the Dallas Cowboys. John loved riding his motorcycle, being outdoors and spending time with family and friends. * *

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Lora Shramek

Jul 04, 1968 - Nov 06, 2023

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Amana, IA

Lora Ann (Kloubec) Shramek, 55, of Amana, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 6, 2023, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p. m. Friday, November 10, 2023, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Cedar Rapids, located at 2121 Bowling Street SW. Memorial Mass will be 10:00 a. m. Saturday, November 11, 2023, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Oxford. Private family burial will be at Hala Cemetery. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Lora Ann Shramek, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Rose Cheney

Dec 02, 1945 - Sep 10, 2023

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Amana, IA

Coralville- Rose Louise Cheney was born December 2, 1945, in Sigourney, Iowa. She was a daughter of Leonard William and Velma Louise (Campbell) Hubbell. She attended school at North English, Millersburg and graduated from Iowa Mennonite School near Kalona. On June 5, 1966, Rose was united in marriage to Larry Leroy Cheney at the North English Christian Church. They made their home in Solon for a few years before moving to Coralville in 1968. She worked as a custodian at the University of Iowa for 30 years. Rose was a former member of the North English Christian Church and the Christian Bible Fellowship Church in Coralville. She enjoyed planting flowers, gardening, sewing, quilting and spending time with her dog Angel. Rose died on Sunday, September 10, 2023, at Colonial Manor in Amana, Iowa, at the age of 77 years. She is survived by two sisters Gloria Hahn of Oskaloosa and Melinda (Robert) Kochuyt of Marengo; a brother Terry Hubbell of Cedar Rapids; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her parents; two brothers Albert and Jeffrey Hubbell; a brother-in-law Earl Hahn; and a sister-in-law Phyllis Hubbell. Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 am on Friday, September 15, 2023, at the Powell Funeral Home in North English. Burial will be in the Millersburg Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10-11 am on Friday, at the funeral home. A general memorial fund has been established. Messages and tributes may be left at www. powellfuneralhomes. com.

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Naomi Grunwald

Jul 24, 1931 - Sep 02, 2023

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Amana, IA

Naomi Rose Lathrop Grunwald, 92, of Alamo, Texas and formerly Eldon, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, August 30th, 2023, at the Colonial Manor Care Center in Amana, Iowa. As were Naomi's wishes her body has been cremated and a small graveside service will be on September 11th, 2023 at 11:00 at the Eldon Cemetery, Eldon Iowa. Following the service family and friends will gather for a light luncheon at the Assembly of God Church in Eldon. Friends may leave online condolences at www. cranstonfamilyfuneralhome. com. Naomi Rose Lathrop Grunwald was born July 24th, 1931, to Charles and Caroline Hewitt Liles. She was one of sixteen children in her family. Naomi married Melvin Lathrop December 24th, 1947. Together they were parents to five sons. Melvin passed away in 1997 and later Naomi met and married Robert Grunwald. Naomi worked a variety of jobs throughout her life. She enjoyed gardening and always had beautiful flowers. She was talented at quilting and sewing and always gave her finished pieces to family and friends to enjoy. Naomi was proceeded in death by her parents, husband Melvin, her second husband Robert, ten brothers, Albert, Dwight, Frank, Pardon, Everett, Emmett, Bill, David and Gene, and four sisters, Sarah Talbott, Mary Liles, Rachel Greene and Ruth Boliou. Left to honor her memory are her five sons; Edward (Debi), Charles (Virginia), Roger (Cindy), Jerry (Sandy) and Tracy; five grandchildren: Josh (Rachel), Shane (Christiane), Benjamin (Anne), Robert (Melissa) and Angie; as well as multiple great and great-great grandchildren.

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Craig Brockman

Sep 19, 1952 - Aug 17, 2023

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Amana, IA

"Craig Frank Brockman, 70, of Amana, Iowa, died Thursday, August 17, 2023, at his home surrounded by family after a 10-month battle with melanoma. The family will greet friends from 4 - 7 p. m. on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, for a Celebration of Life at The Legacy Center at Murdoch-Linwood in Cedar Rapids. Craig was born September 19, 1952, in Charles City, Iowa, the son of Wendell and Jane (Bryngelson) Brockman. He graduated from Maine East Township High School in Des Plaines, Illinois. Craig was united in marriage to Bridget Mason on June 8, 1973, in Marshalltown, Iowa; they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this year. He worked as a maintenance mechanic for International Paper Company - Cedar River Mill before retiring in 2018. Craig was a man of many skills from carpentry, welding, pipe fitter, asphalt and concrete work, and mechanical skills. He owned a motorcycle when he and Bridget met and then moved on to cars, trucks, campers, boats, horses, and country living. Craig had many hobbies: hunting, fishing, horse training, riding, and loving nature and the outdoors. He spent many quality times with friends and family, hosting and organizing get-togethers in the country setting. Craig was a man of his word and was always a willing helper for anyone who asked. He was loved by many and loved his family and friends immensely. Survivors include his wife, Bridget Brockman of Amana; daughter, Julie; son, Benjamin; grandchildren, McKenna Brockman, Corbin Brockman, and River Heneke; great-grandson, Kaisen Tigges; sisters, Christine (Joe) Cheek of Hartwell, Georgia, and Deb Danko of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; brother, Curtis (Deb) Brockman of Wellsburg, Iowa; his outdoor companions, Maggie (dog) and Peppi (horse); and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends who were like family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wendell and Jane Brockman; grandparents, Arthur and Cora Bryngelson, Albert and Maurine Brockman; and great-niece, Mary Beth Chitwood. Memorials may be directed to the family. "

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