Fairbank: Mary Margaret Franck age 81 passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home in Sacremento, CA on June 11, 2016. Mary was born July 7, 1934 in Waterloo the daughter of Bernard and Veronica (Fischer) Nachtman, she married Kenneth Franck Sr. November 27, 1952 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fairbank. Kenny and Mary had four children that they raised together in rural Fairbank. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church as well as a longtime member of the Fairbank American Legion Auxillary. Mary enjoyed many hobbies including gardening, bird watching, cooking, fishing, playing cards and reading. She also loved spending time with her family.
Survived by: one daughter; Paula Cook of Sacramento, CA, three sons; Steve (Grace) Franck of Tripoli, Kenny Jr. (Dixie) Franck and Darrell (Wendy) Franck both of Fairbank, 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Preceded by: her parents and step-mother; Myrtle Nachtman, her husband; Kenneth Franck Sr. a brother; Donald Nachtman. a sister; Ann Jones and a son-in-law Rick Cook.
Services: 10:30 am Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fairbank.
Visitation: 4:00-7:00 pm Wednesday, June 29 at Woods Funeral Home, Fairbank.
Inurnment: Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery
Memorials: in lieu of flowers the family requests book donations to the Fairbank Public Library.
Fairbank: Jack Howard Johnson age 82 passed away June 16, 2016 at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home. Jack was born January 17, 1934 in Urbana, IA the son of Ervin and Retha (Aurner) Johnson. He graduated from East High School in Waterloo. Jack married Geraldine Severtson November 15, 1952 in Fremont, NE after they were married Jack served his country in the U.S. Navy. Jack worked for John Deere in Waterloo at the Product Engineering Center for 30 years he then retired to do woodworking and established a small business known as Farmstead Creations. Jack was a “people person” and enjoyed arranging tours to Branson, MO for 19 years, DBA Farmstead Tour & Travel. He also enjoyed square dancing, camping and traveling by bus to Branson, but most of all Jack loved his family and friends and was especially proud of his grandchildren.
Survived by: his wife, Jerri, three daughters; Judy (Jim) Pettlon of Winthrop, Jackie (Chip) Hoffman of Walker and JoEllen (Mike) Smith of Greeley, CO eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren with two more being born this year.
Preceded by: his parents and an infant grandson.
Services: 10:30 am Monday, June 20 at Peace Lutheran Church, Oelwein, IA
Visitation: 4:00-7:00 pm Sunday, June 19 at Woods Funeral Home, Fairbank and for one hour before services, Monday at the church.
Interment: Fairbank Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by the Fairbank American Legion Fortsch-Duffy Post 552
Memorials: to Cedar Valley Hospice