Roberta M. Lorber

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Oran: Roberta Mae Lorber age 96 passed away Tuesday, November 24 at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls, IA following a brief illness. She was born April 7, 1919 in Fairbank, IA the daughter of Oscar and Hana (Wierck) Lenius. Roberta married Leonard Lorber June 12, 1940 and celebrated 60 years of marriage before his death on January 13, 2001. Roberta graduated from Oran High School and she then attended Iowa Teachers College in Cedar Falls. After college she was a school teacher in a country school until she was married. Roberta and Leonard owned and operated Lorber Construction in Oran, IA for many years along with raising four sons. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fairbank. Roberta loved her family, her home, cooking, quilting and crosswords.

Survived by: three sons; Roger (Mary) of Cedar Falls, William (Sally) of Laguna Niguel, CA, David (Denise) of Canton, MI and a daughter-in-law Lisa Lorber of Phoenix, AZ. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Preceded by: her parents, her husband, one son; Robert, two sisters; Lucille Rogers and Wilma Lorber along with a brother; Charles Lenius.

Services: 10:30 am Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fairbank.

Visitation: 4:00-7:00 pm Monday, November 30 at Woods Funeral Home, Fairbank and also for one hour before services Tuesday at the church.

Burial: Fairbank Cemetery

Memorials: to St. John’s Church

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Joyce L. Grimmius

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Dunkerton: Joyce Lulu (Canfield) Grimmius age 87 passed away Sunday, November 15, 2015 at Country View Care Center in Waterloo, Iowa. Joyce was born to Earl and Ferne (Bartholomew) Canfield on December 15, 1927 in Waterloo, IA. She was raised on the Canfield farm outside of Dunkerton. Joyce married Milford Grimmius on December 12, 1948 and they later divorced in 1961.

Joyce graduated from Dunkerton High School in 1945, she then attended the Iowa Teachers College (UNI) in Cedar Falls. After college she was a teacher in Rockford, Dike, Walker and Waterloo schools. After teaching Joyce was a co-insurance agent for Iowa Mutual Insurance Company, Bartholomew & Grimmius Insurance Agency in Dunkerton, Iowa. Joyce was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dunkerton.

Survived by: her son, Bradley Grimmius of Waterloo, two grandchildren; Jennifer Conner-Mennenga (John) of Webb City, MO and Tiffany Edlund of Rawlins, WY, one great-step-grandson; Kyle Mennenga of Carroll, IA a great-granddaughter; Mia Mennenga of Webb City, MO, one brother; Bert Canfield of Waterloo, one sister; Jeanne Zey of Cedar Falls and a son-in-law; Dan L’Estrange of Prole, IA

Preceded by: her parents, her husband, a daughter; Debra L’Estrange, sisters-in-law Ruby Wagner and Darlene Canfield and a brother-in-law Harry Zey.

Services: 2:00pm Thursday, November 19, 2015 at First Baptist Church, Dunkerton

Visitation: 1:00-2:00 pm Thursday November 19 at First Baptist Church

Interment: Fairview Cemetery, Dunkerton

Memorials: to First Baptist Church, Dunkerton

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