These are the names of more than 600 of the Iowans who have died from COVID-19
The numbers associated with Iowa’s coronavirus pandemic come regularly. They appear in our inboxes and on our feeds like clockwork, sandwiched between big box store discounts and emails from friends.
4,706 positive cases one day.
40 deaths another.
Over 300,000 recovered to date.
More than 5,400 lost.
In the routine of it all a callus grows, a protection against what these numbers actually stand for — people.
Behind these figures are storytellers and hard workers, Cubs fans and pie bakers, mothers and daughters, fathers and sons. Behind these numbers are our fellow Iowans.
The Iowa Mourns project is a result of months of research to reveal the stories of neighbors and friends lost to the pandemic. In writing about them, we focused on the light of their lives instead of the darkness of their diagnoses, and sought to chronicle who they were, what they did and how they’ll be remembered.
Iowa Mourns was made possible by an unprecedented partnership of nine daily newspapers across Iowa’s two premier newspaper organizations — the Register, Ames Tribune, Burlington Hawk Eye and Iowa City Press-Citizen of the USA TODAY Network; and the Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, Mason City Globe Gazette, Quad-City Times, Sioux City Journal and Waterloo Courier of Lee Enterprises. Journalists from all over the state contributed, ensuring we painted a true picture of how Iowa has changed from river to river.
Together, we can make certain the Iowans lost will always be more than a number.
— Courtney Crowder
Connie Abegglen, 74, Merrill. Loved the color red whether on clothes or cardinals.
George Abodeely, 83, Marion. Competed in Special Olympics.
Alonzo Adams II, 95, Davenport. Creator of the Slim Jim.
Clifton Adams Jr., 76, Cedar Falls. Raised English springer spaniels and Brittany spaniels at Ada's Kennels.
Duane Keith Ahrens, 83, West Des Moines. Served at least four Iowa school districts as an award-winning counselor.
Forrest Alcott, 65, Waterloo. Loved spending time with his great-grandchildren.
Tyler Amburgey, 29, Dubuque. A Texas native who played hockey with the Dubuque Fighting Saints.
Paul Andersen, 78, Sioux City. Active in Via de Cristo for more than 40 years, often serving as rector.
Annabelle Anderson, 79, Council Bluffs. Worked for Congressman Jim Ross Lightfoot for 12 years.
Edith Elida Anderson, 95, Coralville. Proud of her Swedish heritage.
Keith Wayne Anderson, 73, Kalona. Served in Vietnam as a sergeant during the Tet Offensive.
Martha Anderson, 89, Cedar Falls. Worked at the University of Northern Iowa's Rod Library for 31 years.
Leora Andorf, 92, Cedar Falls. Contributed her finest homegrown plants to organizations for annual plant sales.
Mitchell Andrews, 90, Iowa City. A pianist who played solo, with orchestras and as a chamber musician across the U.S. and abroad.
Patricia Androy, 58, Dunlap. Worked as a registered nurse at a nursing home.
Jose Andrade-Garcia, 62, Marshalltown. Was days away from retiring from JBS Swift & Co. meatpacking plant.
Siddiq Mohamed Arab, 83, Waterloo. Worked as a ship's surgeon sailing the eastern coast of Africa before becoming a pediatrician.
Darla Arends, 58, Charles City. A special education instructor at Charles City High School.
Peter Anthony Armatis, 54, West Des Moines. Coached his son's soccer team.
Jose Ayala, 44, Waterloo. Would open his Atari and VHS player to see its internal mechanics.
David Backus, 74, Ventura. A master bonfire builder who always shared his ice cream.
Lonnie Bailey, 61, Fertile. Took a family trip to the Mississippi river and apple orchards every October, rain, snow or shine.
Mark Bailey, 63, Fort Madison. Department of Corrections inmate.
Robert Lee Bailey Jr., Oakland, 56. Ran the Las Vegas half-marathon with his youngest daughter Katelyn in 2018.
Jeanette Marie Baldwin, 88, Mingo. Former postmaster at the Mingo Post Office.
Larry Ball Sr., 78, Des Moines. Fielded cars from 1985 to 1995 in the 410 division at Knoxville Raceway and other tracks throughout the Midwest under Ball Racing Inc.
Shirley Rae Barbieri, 88, Des Moines. Advocated developing more group homes for special-needs adults.
Tom Barnabo, 57, Des Moines. Original member of the Grand View University football program's coaching staff. Also a physical education teacher at Dowling Catholic.
Faye Ann Barr, 79, Cedar Falls. Managed produce at Red Owl Food Store and IGA Supermarket.
Patricia Pat Bartels, 86, Oelwein. A switchboard operator and union steward for Northwestern Bell Telephone Co.
Shirley Louise Barton, 75, Ankeny. Enjoyed crocheting, cross-stitching and attending stock car races.
Joan Bauer, 86, Manilla. Taught Catholic classes at Sacred Heart Church for over 30 years.
Kenneth "Ken" Baxa, 77, Cedar Rapids. A devotee of country and gospel music.
Theodore "Butch" Bean Jr., 81, Cedar Rapids. Built flag display boxes for families of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Dorothy Beaton, 92, Iowa City. A world traveler who searched for faeries in the woods and walked along the Great Wall of China in her 80s.
Jack Beghtol, 92, Des Moines. Charter member of the Des Moines Ski Hawks waterskiing team known for his trick skiing.
Ronald "Beans" Behrends, 86, Monticello. Helped bring the DuTrac Credit Union to Monticello, and later worked on its board.
Ruthmarie Beisner, 87, Readlyn. Sang German songs for her family during the winter holidays.
Elaine May Bergan, 91, Lake Mills. Known as the "town historian" for writing books on the histories of Lake Mills and Joice.
Gail Berggren, 85, Iowa City. An avid tennis player who won several club doubles championships.
Janet Marie Besh, 80, Cedar Falls. Managed the Besh Trucking office with her family.
Jacqueline Lucille Biber, 89, Des Moines. Volunteered with the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society and at Temple B'nai Jeshurun.
Danny Ray Bierman, 61, Muscatine. A passionate St. Louis Cardinals and Minnesota Vikings fan.
Phil Birk III, 83, Middle Amana. Loved trains and collecting railroad memorabilia.
Diana Bixenman, 74, Le Mars. Instilled a great appreciation for cards and golf in her family.
John Johnny Bjornsen, 68, Cedar Rapids. Avid cyclist and garage sale bargain hunter.
Janice Blake, 79, Waterloo. Enjoyed studying the Bible, baking and crocheting.
Todd Blanford, 63, Cedar Falls. Served his community as Cedar Falls Human Rights Commissioner.
Juanita Blaser, 88, Cedar Falls. An avid seamstress who made countless outfits, costumes and beautiful quilts for each member of her family.
Delores Block, 91, Cedar Rapids. Worked as church secretary at Bethany Lutheran Church for two decades.
Bernette Bloomquist, 97, Estherville. Made amazing Norwegian lefse, kringla, krumkake and rosettes.
Jeryle Gene Blubaugh, 88, Des Moines. Loved telling corny jokes and sharing fun history facts.
Michael "Mick" Blubaugh, 65, Des Moines. Emceed karaoke nights at the Iowa State Fair.
Carole Jeanne Blumberg, 86, Clinton. Owned and operated Clinton Tobacco and Candy.
James F. Boesen Sr., 87, Des Moines. Started family florist business after serving in the Marines.
Vernelle J. Bonar, 89, Treynor. A fervent cheerer at Treynor school events.
Donna Boomershire, 86, Ames. Survived scarlet fever as a child.
Daniel Lee Boon, 69, Rock Rapids. A car aficionado who carefully restored a 1957 Chevy police cruiser to pristine condition.
Beverly Jean Bousseta, 85, Sioux Falls. Loved dancing and dining out.
Lee E. Bossom, 83, Blairstown. Mayor of Quasqueton for 10 years.
Gilbert Bovard, 93, Clear Lake. Served on the Iowa District Court bench for 22 years.
Warren Coleman Bowlus, 90, Davenport. Served as Athletic Director for Davenport City Schools.
Shirley Bowman, 95, Marshalltown. Opened the Yarn Barn with her sisters to teach others to knit.
Mary Boyd-Doehrmann, 94, Coralville. Bowled a 189 in a single game in November 2020.
Mary Ann Bradford, 91, Iowa City. Held lifelong passions for birds, dachshunds and women's rights.
Kenneth Eugene Bratney, 94, Urbandale. In his basement, started the Ken Bratney Co., which has branches around the country and in Argentina.
Robert Brecht, 69, Keystone. A loyal fan of the Watkins Mudhens, attending games whenever possible.
Norma Breitbach, 93, Charles City. Spent hours on a weekend traveling in search of the perfect crock or jar.
Bill Bride, 77, Bloomfield. Involved with the area Johnny Poppers Two-Cylinder Club, riding around with his "tractor buddies."
Dale Bright Sr., 83, Waterloo. A member of the Local International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 288.
Milo Brokaw, 65, Monticello. Cheered for Kevin Harvick while watching NASCAR.
Nancy Brokaw, 89, Monticello. Held Order of the Eastern Star membership for a half-century.
Carol Bronson, 83, Council Bluffs. Enjoyed a long career at Union Pacific Railroad.
Darla Eileen Brown, 54, Sioux City. Loved playing with her family members' dogs.
Donald Brown, 82, Independence. Proud 58-year member of IBEW.
Kyle Brown, 54, Marshalltown. Won awards for perfect attendance at TPI Composites.
Richard W. Brown, 93, Des Moines. Made three cross-Atlantic trips aboard naval ships to bring troops home after World War II.
John Pearson Brucher, 81, Cedar Rapids. Sang in the Janesville United Methodist Church choir.
Bill Brunsmann, 85, Manchester. Famous for his growing his own tomatoes and making his own blood sausage.
Marilyn Ann Brunsvold, 77, Mason City. Often found with a word search puzzle book nearby.
Timothy Christopher Bryant, 59, Anamosa. Iowa Department of Corrections inmate.
Joy Buchan, 93, Waterloo. Longtime art teacher at West High School in Waterloo.
Douglas Doug Lee Budd, 61, Sioux City. Received a U.S. Army expert marksmanship badge for use of hand grenades.
Walter Budde Jr., PhD, 95, Iowa City. World-renowned in peroxygen chemistry, especially the formation of peroxyacids and their use for the synthesis of epoxides.
Forrest Buffington, 80, Mason City. Loved rocks and "anything with wheels and a motor."
Sedika Buljic, 58, Waterloo. Came to the United States as a refugee from Bosnia.
Jane Bullard, 87, Decorah. Never wore a bigger smile than when making fresh tracks on a snowy hike.
Raymond Gayle "Coach" Burgett, 86, Des Moines. Coached teams at schools in Leon, Urbandale and Des Moines.
Frank Burton, 92, Des Moines. Loved jazz and classical music.
Ronnie Butler, 67, Montrose. Drove and competed in classic car shows.
Joe Butterfield, 84, Marion. Led Marion park improvement projects, including getting the city a swimming pool, senior center, farmers market, and softball complex.
Bruce Byerly, 70, Marion. Lived his dream career as a model designer working for Mattel, Tomy and more toy and model companies.
James Quinten Cahill, 91, West Branch. Wrote the Cahill Cooperative Newsletter, which covered history and current events for those connected by the Cahill surname.
Paul Wesley Calhoun, 85, Atlantic. Ran a concession stand at the Vais Auction House with his wife, making popcorn with his popcorn machine.
Charles Callahan, 77, Bettendorf. Worked for UPS for 33 years in New Jersey, Illinois, Massachusetts, Kansas and Nebraska.
Jean Calligan-Salmons, 71, Sioux City. Managed her family's restaurant, Tastee Inn and Out.
Cynthia Carey, 63, Council Bluffs. Worked for Physicians Mutual Insurance for 22 years.
Carol Carlson, 79, Quad Cities. Spent summers boating and waterskiing at her family's Mississippi River cabin.
Michael Carr, 59, Fairfield. A two-time kidney transplant recipient.
Loretta Caruthers, 64, Keokuk. Loved watching television with her husband — even when they argued about programs.
Thomas "Snappy" Catron, 65, Adel. Founded Snappy's Stick Fire BBQ.
Richard Allan Chamney, 65, Charles City. Could recite the lines of his favorite movie, "The Wizard of Oz."
Doris "Jo" Chandler, 93, Cedar Rapids. A fierce competitor at cards, frequently besting family members.
Joe Chastain, 81, Afton. A ham radio operator and member of the Amateur Radio Relay League.
Judy Chastain, 74, Afton. An active member of her community, she led the establishment of the New Afton Community Building.
Marvel Chapman, 74, Des Moines. Collected Elvis Presley memorabilia.
Rodger Christensen, 92, Union. Read to children as a volunteer at Union Library.
George Christoffersen, 68, Missouri Valley. Absolutely loved Dunkin Donuts' hazelnut iced coffee and its chocolate cake donuts with chocolate frosting.
Steven Joe "Chromey" Chramosta, 61, Cedar Rapids. An outdoorsman who loved to fish and hunt.
Marvin Maynard Clark, 84, Carson. A collector of marbles, John Deere toys and beer steins.
Ruth Clark, 102, Des Moines. Gave tours of the Flynn Mansion at Living History Farms.
Terri Lynn Clark, 60, West Des Moines. Loved photography, fishing and road trips.
Dorothy Clausen, 93, Lake View. A member of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary for more than 50 years in Soldier and Wall Lake.
Elmer Clausing, 96, Parkersburg. A lifelong farmer in Bremer County.
Roger Coe, 86, New Sharon. Loved bowling.
Mary A. Cole, 93, Cedar Rapids. Known for her delicious baked goods and her Schnauzers.
Keith Danny Conrad, 65, Cedar Rapids. Taught Sunday school and led Ashram Group retreats.
Darrin L. Cook, 57, Atlantic. Loved playing slots and keno.
Willie Eva Cook, 85, Waterloo. A nurse at Allen Memorial Hospital for more than three decades.
Jerome Coolidge, 60, Mason City. Always remembered a person's face, even if he forgot their name.
Elizabeth Coovert, 82, Fort Madison. Grew up with six siblings on a family farm at String Prairie.
Rebecca Copple, 86, Iowa City. Lived with her husband in Japan for two years and visited Turkey, Mexico, China and many places in Europe.
Reents Cordes, 73, Cedar Falls. An avid gardener.
Raymundo Corral, 64, Sioux City. Worked at Tyson Fresh Meats beef plant in Dakota City, Nebraska.
Roger Cory, 72, Elkhart. Served a year as Grand Chaplin of the Order of Eastern Star.
Harriet "Joan" Crandell, 88, Marion. Taught second and third grade, as well as opening and directing Kiddie Korner Preschool.
Jennifer Crawford, 53, West Des Moines. A special education assistant at Indian Hills Junior High School.
Thomas Cross, 82, Ankeny. Loved flying and obtained a pilot's license.
Raymond L. Curl, 83, Washington. Worked at the Washington County Developmental Center.
Cynthia Curran, 73, Marion. Enjoyed listening to the "oldies."
Cherie Dandurand, 53, Moville. Loved teaching about the history of ancient Egypt and Europe in the Middle Ages to her middle school students.
Jay S. Daniels, 92, West Des Moines. An active member of the Za-Ga-Zig Masonic Temple and Scottish Rite.
Alvin Darling, 88, Decorah. Worked as a maintenance man at Luther College and as a truck driver for Featherlite.
Robert "Scott" Darrah, 57, Council Bluffs. Loved all things Disney and often took his family on trips to Disney World.
Ruth David, 91, Ames. Avoided a concentration camp through the Kindertransport and came to Iowa years later.
Edison James Davis, 94, State Center. Awarded the Purple Heart after getting wounded in action in Okinawa.
Ronald Davis Sr., 73, Perry. A Juvenile Probation Officer who loved hearing about the new lives of his former clients.
Dixie Deitchler, 90, Glenwood. Published poems and prose in Cappers Weekly.
John DeMarco, 73, Coralville. Longtime football coach at Iowa City's Regina High School.
Margaret "Peggy" Demke, 87, South Sioux City. Always cheered on the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
Larry Dewell, 83, Clarence. A 50-year member of the Eastern Star and the Masonic Lodge.
James Dixon, 93, Waterloo. Put himself through college working as a metallurgist at John Deere.
Richard Doerr, 67, South Sioux City. Opened Dicky G's restaurant.
Thelma Doescher, 91, Mason City. A "from-scratch" baker who handwrote dozens of Christmas cards every year.
Harry Delmar Donald, 87, Bennett. Served his community as a volunteer fireman and treasurer for the Bennett Fire Department for more than four decades.
David N. Dontje, 84, Forest City. Inducted into the Forest City Bowling Hall of Fame.
Shirley Doornbos, 85, Coralville. Lucky, especially when playing bingo.
Patricia Dorn, 88, Runnells. A retired nurse who loved anything about ancient Egypt.
Robert Dotson, 97, Urbandale. Proudly served on the USS Oconto in the Pacific Theater during WWII.
Henry Earl Drake, 47, Des Moines. A diehard Oakland Raiders fan who watched games every week.
Gene Edward Dryer, 72, Clarinda. Iowa Department of Corrections inmate.
Richard Duclos, 89, Muscatine. Took a boat across the Mississippi River each day to attend grade school.
Anna Dudgeon, 93, Durant. Former president of the Liedertafel Ladies.
Harold Arthur Duncan, 89, Coralville. Iowa Department of Correction inmate.
Verl Fredrick Duncan, 73, Hubbard. Known by family members as the "Baby Whisperer” because he could soothe a wailing infant, having them snuggling contently within minutes.
Mary "Lorraine" Dunne, 91, Council Bluffs. Worked as director of the Lewis Central school food service program.
George L. Dyer Sr., 78, Ottumwa. Served two tours of duty in Vietnam as a U.S. Marine.
Marian Dyer, 87, Davenport. Worked as a secretary at Augustana College.
Bob Eatock, 86, Centerville. An educator who loved musical theater and horror fiction.
Julie Ebel, 44, Hartley. Fought cancer and beat it twice.
Carlene Suzanne Edwards, 68, Cedar Rapids. Member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Marion.
Abbie Irene Eichman, 36, Des Moines. Built Legos and tackled corn mazes with her husband.
Sandra Sue Eick, 85, Denver. Longtime employee at Denver Saving Bank.
Shirley Elsberry, 90, Waterloo. A snowbird who camped in Weslaco, Texas, every winter with her husband Chuck.
Florence "Mary" Emrick, 97, Iowa City. Awarded the Governor's Volunteer Award in 1999.
Nancy Emery, 72, Savanna.
Jason Englert, 38, Belmond. In his first year of teaching in the Belmond-Klemme Talented and Gifted program.
Kristi Jo Ernst, 66, Eldridge. Loved to spoil her children with homemade scotcheroos.
Gary Lee Eschen, 69, Cedar Rapids. Enjoyed making bracelets and necklaces.
Dorothy M. Etzen, 94, Forest City. A member of the women's American Legion Auxiliary.
Kathy Jo Everett, 60, Fairfax. Volunteer extraordinaire with the Fairfax Lions Club.
Stephen Evert, 77, Prairie du Chien. An out-patient counselor who worked in hospitals in Las Vegas, Nevada, Modesto and Sacramento, California, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin., and Des Moines.
Michael Everhard, 65, Fonda. Served in the U.S. Navy in Vietnam and Guam and did tours in India and Cambodia.
Mary Fain, 88, Cedar Falls. A classical piano prodigy who became director of classical music and senior fine arts producer for KUNI/KHKE.
John Fellenzer, 74, Waterloo. From musician to realtor, car salesman to locksmith, a man of many trades.
Isidro Fernandez, Waterloo. Left behind a wife and children.
Judith Ann Fetters, 82, West Des Moines. Met her husband at a Des Moines skating rink.
William Flaherty, 80, Des Moines. Finished every sentence with "and everything."
Robert Michael Flanders, 63, Muscatine. A radar designer and engineer.
Delores Flesner, 80, Cedar Falls. Loved reading the Waterloo Courier and Parkersburg Eclipse.
Dorthe J. Flick, 97, Clinton. Learned to read in a one-room schoolhouse.
Doris L. Flynn, 96, Cedar Rapids. Worked in the Roosevelt Junior High cafeteria for 21 years.
Estle Foster, 94, Clarinda. Relished raising his family on his Century Farm.
Joseph Robert Fouts, 57, Onawa. Nicknamed "Joe Dirt" for starting his business with just one dump truck.
Eugene Fraise, 88, Fort Madison. Passionate about his community, serving as Lee County Supervisor for seven years as a state senator for 27 years.
Goldie Frank, 88, Sioux City. Crocheted a baby blanket to celebrate the birth of each grand- and great-grandchild.
Ronald Frantz, 84, Mount Vernon. Friends and family raved about his chili and beef and barley soup.
Glenn William Frazier, 81, Des Moines. Downhill skied in the snow, golfed in the sun.
M. Patricia Pat Freeland, Bondurant. Advocated for building Anderson Elementary School and Bondurant High School on her family's land.
Mark Friedow, 71, Jefferson. Raised Poland China hogs with his grandfather and uncles.
Daryl Fuller, 59, Waterloo. Loved American muscle cars.
Jean Fuller, 96, Mount Pleasant. Raised show horses with her husband.
Judy Fuller, 76, Blue Grass. Listened to pastor Joel Osteen and shopped from the QVC network.
Richard Fust, 84, Des Moines. Coached youth ice hockey for many years.
Marguerite Ganoe, 102, Stuart. Loved playing with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Judith Garbers, 79, Keystone. Taught as a teacher for 30 years, and spent the next 20 years as a substitute teaching her former students' children.
Roberta Jean Gardner, 100, Des Moines. A green thumb, who loved caring for her flower and vegetable gardens.
Blas Chavarria Garcia, 48, Marshalltown. A hobby mechanic with a garage full of tools.
Reberiano Garcia, 60, Waterloo. Father of 10 who lost his wife to cancer in 2019.
Duane Charles Gettler, 74, Adair. Loved telling people his favorite stories, such as the abundance of twins in his family.
David Gierlus, 67, Iowa City. Served as a doctor at the University of Iowa and taught Respiratory Therapy at Black Hawk College.
Sharon Gile, 75, Creston. An avid bowler who passed her love for the sport to her children.
Raymond Gill, 95, Coralville. Opened the Coralville's first dental practice in 1956.
Shawna Elaine Gilleland, 44, Burlington. A graduate of Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids.
James Nicholas Gillman, 93, Marshalltown. Honored for his work in veterans affairs.
Darlene Catherine Goddard, 95, Iowa City. Worked in the Oral-B laboratories until 1987.
John Z. Gomez, 70, Mason City. Worked as a diesel mechanic at National Byproducts.
Jessie Gonzales, 67, Fort Dodge. Iowa Department of Corrections inmate.
Mary Gorsh, 84, Iowa City. Sang as a member of the Sweet Adelines for years.
Joyce Gould, 63, West Des Moines. Worked in West Des Moines' human services department.
Ron Graf, 72, Waterloo. A farmer who so loved learning new trades that he got certified as a master electrician and a pilot.
Genevieve M. Gray, 91, Evansdale. Worked at West High School in Waterloo.
Jeannette L. Green, 92, Davenport. Studied home economics, but excelled at chemistry.
Jerry Grings, 80, Moscow. Known for his iconic black flat top.
Jane Gronert, 89, Cedar Rapids. Worked as a teacher's aide in Alburnett Community Schools.
Norris Gronert, 90, Cedar Rapids. Earned many awards for service with Otter Creek Lions Club and American Legion of Toddville.
George Grubb, 68, Des Moines. A "sweet-spirited" man.
Lois Gruis, 93, Sioux City. Taught more than 100 private lessons in piano, organ and vocal music each week.
John Grzybowski, 76, Urbandale. Loved puttering with his bonsai trees and playing video games with his sons.
Wilma Haberkamp, 90, Fairbank. Ran Jo's Thread and Thimble in Fairbank with her sister after retiring from teaching.
Eldon Haines, 90, Quad Cities. A proud member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 25.
David "Doug" Hall Jr., 80, Cedar Rapids. A professor of art at Kirkwood Community College.
James Lynn Pete Hall, 72, Wapello. Delivered meals to the elderly.
Marian Hankner, 89, Waterloo. A homemaker and mother of three.
Paul N. Hanson, 82, Cedar Rapids. Born in a log cabin.
Marina Harbit, 88, Iowa City. Met her husband as a telephone switchboard operator at the University of Iowa.
Robert Harle, 77, Kanawha. A perfectionist in the fields who farmed in Norway Township for more than 50 years.
Mildred M. Harmon, 108, Windsor Heights. A master floral artist who decorated the Epworth United Methodist Church's altar.
Therese J. Harney, 73, Iowa City. Organized Iowa City's first recreational basketball league.
Helen Louise Harrison, 98, Muscatine. Worked at Kelly Field supporting B-17 bomber production in San Antonio during World War II.
Michael Harrington, 61, Adel. Co-owned Cool Beans Coffee Bar, serving as "Chief Turkey Roaster."
Ann Harris, 63, Cedar Rapids. Deeply passionate about preserving Iowa's history.
Gary Harris, 87, Waterloo. Managed Younkers department stores around Iowa and Minnesota.
Charmeda Harrison, 91, Cedar Rapids. Enjoyed attending church and going to the Milestones senior club.
Harold Haskin, 80, Denver. Made delicious lefse and maple syrup for his church family.
Paul G. Haywood, 62, Waterloo. A union pipefitter and welder for 40 years.
Tom Heath, 61, Iowa City. Drove a cab and worked as an accountant.
Maurice Helt, 84, Burlington. A lifelong race car enthusiast, starting with a young fandom of Bob Riddle's stock car crew and races at the 34 Raceway.
Mark Henry, 64, Davenport. Took mission trips to Zimbabwe, Moldova and the Philippines.
Tom Henry, 88, Waterloo. A machinist, gauge inspector and gauge repairman at John Deere.
Geraldine Gerry Marie Hearn, 93, Marion. 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star, a Masonic organization.
Richard Heggen, 72, Des Moines. Had a deep interest in vehicles, photography and good music.
Merlyn Helm, 84, Clear Lake. The mayor of Crystal Lake for several years.
Owen Henning, 90, Latimer. Founded a grain handling business while running his father's construction company.
Manfred Joseph Hepke, 84, Manchester. Loved sharing stories about his early life in Germany.
James Dale Herbert Sr., 77, Muscatine. Worked at HON Industries and enjoyed a good casino.
Lucille Herndon, 91, Des Moines. Made fried chicken every Saturday night.
Arlyn Hesse, 87, Johnston. Loved volunteering, gardening and birdwatching.
Gilbert Hewett, 85, Cedar Falls. A lifelong teacher at high schools, colleges and education organizations across Iowa.
Fred Hickman, 78, Evansdale. Achieved the rank of lance corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Thelma M. Hidlebaugh, 93, Muscatine. Loved crafting, cooking and baking.
Velma Hildebrandt, 93, Sumner. Farmed on four different farms with her husband in the 1960s.
Marlan Hill, 83, Sioux City. Loved motorcycles, corvettes and horses.
David Hindal, 64, West Des Moines. Played trumpet and French horn in the ISU Alumni Band and in pit orchestra for Urbandale Community Theatre, among others.
Harold D. Hinderaker, 80, Forest City. Earned his GED and became a born-again Christian in his middle age.
Ann Hinkhouse, 74, Tipton. Worked as a parish nurse for Zion Lutheran Church.
Michael Hinton, 49, Cedar Rapids. A perfectionist who enjoyed playing darts.
Doris Hintz, 92, Urbandale. Had a special talent for making costumes for the Urbandale 4th of July parade.
Clarence "Jack" Hird, 100, Farley. Established the Senior Citizen Meal Sites of Farley and Epworth, setting up the weekly meal service and delivering meals to people who couldn't leave the house.
Carl Hoffman, 84, Cedar Rapids. Sold his family insurance business after 13 years to pursue his boyhood dream of driving an "18-wheeler" across the country.
Benedict Howard Hofmann, 91, Iowa City. Childhood neighbors with his wife.
Donald Hohnbaum, 89, West Des Moines. Put himself through law school by playing drums.
David Hosier, 61, West Branch. Knew he liked you if he made fun of you.
Ronald Eugene Holdsworth, 62, Fort Dodge. Iowa Department of Corrections inmate.
Louis Holly, 86, Cedar Rapids. An active member and "guest speaker" at his local coffee club.
Sister Annelda Holtkamp, 102, St. Paul. Served as a nun for 77 years.
Delbert Holtkamp, 82, West Burlington. Always requested lasagna at meals.
Larry Hon, 78, Des Moines. Drove the 24, 21 and 42 buses for Johnston Community Schools.
Myron James Houghton, 78, Ankeny. Earned two bachelor's degrees, three master's and three doctorates.
Adrienne Eugina Doolin Howard, 75, Cedar Rapids. Cooked soul food.
Marcella Hubbard, 86, Anamosa. A member of the Anamosa Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.
Dorothy Mae Hubert, 90, Salix. Wrote for the Sioux City Journal, drove school buses and sold Mary Kay cosmetics.
Dianne Huddleson, 63, Fort Madison. Always called the students her husband taught and coached "our kids."
Gary Hudgens, 74, Altoona. Worked as a pressman for the Des Moines Register for more than 20 years, and retired, along with the presses, when the company automated.
Richard Hunt, 96, Cedar Falls. Traveled to the Black Hills in the summer to camp with his family.
Donald Husted, 77, Davenport. Drank chocolate malts with his brother Frank as they drove around the Quad Cities in Frank's vintage Camaro.
Ann Scannell Huxol, 93, Iowa City. A Scrabble enthusiast who played to win.
Gayle Muggs Isaac, 71, Des Moines. Told his wife every day how much he loved her.
Dorothy Irene Iseminger, 93, Des Moines. Sold Avon for 30 years, earning many President's Club awards.
Katie G. Jacobs, 96, Council Bluffs. Lived on her family farm her entire life.
Gloria Eileen Jacobsma, 68, Rock Rapids. Loved her family, her country, the Twins and Vikings, and eagles, two of which soared over her burial.
June Marie Jaehnel, 92, Des Moines. Taught piano and participated in women's circles at church.
Husen Jagir, 56, Sioux City. A Sudanese refugee who worked at the Seaboard Triumph Foods plant.
Margaret James, 81, Monticello. Always up to attend a Hawkeye tailgate and enjoyed following the Hawks to bowl games.
John Steve Jansen, 74, Sioux City. Trained, bred, raced and bet on thoroughbred horses.
Daryle Jass, 84, Ankeny. Tried to retire twice, but couldn't sit still.
Raymond Jennings, 77, Muscatine. Taught his grandchildren the bounty of catfish ponds and how to keep their eye on the ball.
Christine Jensen, 67, Des Moines. Loved to sing songs with her twin sister, Andrea.
Barbara Johnsen-Earlanson, 75, Dubuque. Enthusiastically spent hours preparing meals for families and friends.
Alene Johnson, 79, North Sioux City. Raised chickens and other animals on her acreage.
Carroll Johnson, 81, Mason City. Always cheered on her favorite NASCAR drivers, Dale Earnhart and Dale Earnhart Jr.
Duane Bud Johnson, 86, Merrill. Enjoyed his corn shelling and custom combining business.
Everett Johnson, 82, Boone. Grew up surrounded by music, which eventually led to his role as executive secretary of the Iowa High School Music Association.
Larry Johnson, 83, Charles City. Student council president at Harvard.
Leonard Johnson, 89, Tama. Danced at the annual Meskwaki pow-wow.
Mark Johnson, 57, Cedar Falls. Worked for Blue Diamond in warm seasons and at Godfather's Pizza in cold.
Melvin Johnson, 84, Packwood. A gifted cattleman who farmed his whole life.
Barbara Jones, 56, Monticello. Sold her baked goods, including her famous monster cookies, at the Hiawatha Farmers Market.
Dorothy Jones, 77, Grinnell. Bought her younger sister her first tube of lipstick in seventh grade.
Gladys "Jeannie" Jones, 91, Eldridge. Hosted a WOC Radio talk show about her business on Saturday mornings.
Kenneth "Kenny" Jones, 60, Storm Lake. The ultimate fan of every Chicago sports team.
Marie Jordan, 88, Urbandale. Survived polio, breast cancer and a few broken legs and hips.
Axel Kabeya, 35, Waterloo. Was a French interpreter at Tyson Fresh Meats after immigrating from the Congo.
Alice Kauten, 73, Jesup. Taught and counseled students in New Hampton and Jesup.
Donald Kerker, 90, Newhall. Toured over 30 countries with his wife while working in Germany.
Darlene Kern, 94, Johnston. Died with her husband, Donald, by her side.
Donald Kern, 99, Johnston. Died with his wife, Darlene, by his side.
Viengxay Khuninh, 69, Sioux City. Framed his certificates from 37 years at Tyson Fresh Meats.
Beverly Kinnander, 87, Estherville. Worked as a cleaner for several local businesses and Fairmont Hospital.
Jim Kirkendall, 75, Sloan. Took many friends and family on their first hunting and fishing trips.
Larry Klindt, 76, Sac City. Spent free time collecting model trains and guns.
Elizabeth Betty Kline, 81, Iowa City. Traveled the country in a motor home.
Mary Kline, 93, Chariton. Moved from Pennsylvania to Iowa as a child, where she remained in rural Chariton her whole life.
Jack Klingborg, 83, Cherokee. An activity therapist and teacher at Cherokee Mental Health Institute.
Ruth Klotz, 98, Des Moines. An inspiration and mentor to two generations of women in the law in Iowa as an attorney and judge.
Raymond Klyn, 94, Pella. Served as an elder and deacon at Second Christian Reformed Church.
Jerry Robert Kilpatrick, 84, Davenport. Took two mission trips to Honduras building a hospital.
Doug King, 69, Mason City. Called Bompa by his grandkids.
Norma J. Knight, 93, Des Moines. Loved her two great-great-grandchildren.
Donald Knudsen, 87, Dike. Helped move his community forward as mayor for 44 years.
John (János) Kokity, 92, Quad Cities. Member of the Over 50 Ballroom Dance Club.
Irene Konecny, 89, Cedar Rapids. A 50-plus year member of Soroptimist International of Cedar Rapids.
Betty Sonner Kooker, 78, Altoona. Volunteered with prison ministries.
Louie Kopsas, 89, Doon. Took the train from Doon to Sioux Center on weekends to see movies as a child.
Marjorie Ann Kramer, 86, Shell Rock. An avid bird watcher and skilled seamstress.
Rhonda Krantz, 63, Des Moines. Fond of the mountains from her time living in Colorado.
Michael Kurylo, 85, Bettendorf. Born in Ukraine and grew up on a German Farm alongside Allied prisoners of war during World War II until an an American flyer landed to tell them they were liberated.
Evelyn Lacock, 102, Cedar Rapids. Loved supporting her family as a classroom volunteer, carpool driver and cheerleader-in-chief.
John Laflen, 84, Buffalo Center. Won awards for his research on the development of a new generation of erosion prediction technologies.
Jerry Lang, 74, Waterloo. Started Lang's Home Maintenance.
LeRoy "Puttball" Lanxon, 88, Cherokee. Known as "everyman's friend, everyman's confidant and everyman's best buddy" in Cherokee.
Richard Larsen, 77, Des Moines. Loved classic cars and going to the races.
Tricia Larson, 55, Fort Dodge. Devoted her life to teaching at Manson Northwest Webster Elementary.
Sarah Latimer, 98, Iowa City. Trained in a segregated Black unit at Fort Des Moines for the Women's Auxiliary Army Corp.
Geanell Shavon Latimore, 38, Des Moines. Loved books so much she would read one while listening to another.
Cloris Leachman, 94, Des Moines. An actress who won eight Primetime Emmy Awards and an Oscar.
LaVirta Lee, 91, Mapleton. Cherished the Eastside Homemakers Club and the Soldier Lutheran Ladies Aid.
Lorne Lee, 54, Independence. Helped organize ATV trails in Buchanan County and served as president of the Trailblazers Off Road Club.
Stuart Lefstein, 86, Quad Cities. Successfully argued a patent law case before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1987.
Antonia C. Leon, 94, Valley Junction. Adored her 24 nieces and nephews and her Shih Tzu, Hamilton.
Willie Levi, 73, Waterloo. Freed from a decrepit Iowa bunkhouse by a Des Moines Register investigation.
Frederick William Lewis, 68, Anamosa. Iowa Department of Corrections inmate.
Chester Franklin Lief Jr., 75, Wyoming. Enjoyed mushroom hunting.
Kenneth Lien, 101, Nora Springs. Awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star after being wounded in 1944 in Italy.
Nelda Lindhorst, 88, Council Bluffs. Worked as a Medical Transcriptionist for Mercy Hospital.
Bernard Bernie Lee Lindstrom, 80, Wheatland. A handyman who could fix almost anything.
Bill Lingle, 64, Davenport. Coached coached Friendly House basketball, travel basketball, Little League and Pony baseball, and helped form the Quad City Bronco League. the Quad City Heat baseball club and Davenport Youth Football League.
Emma Lohmann, 97, Wheatland. Won the women's club championship at Wapsi Oaks Country Club.
Mary Jill Long, 79, Dubuque. Her husband stood outside her nursing home window in the rain as she died.
Lucy Lorence, 96, Oskaloosa. Found time for P.T.A., Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, and raising money for the debate team while working two jobs.
Patricia Loter, 87, Keokuk. Enjoyed going on bus trips with friends.
Helen Lowery, 97, Davenport. A part of the "Groovy Girls," a women's lunch group.
Jim Luensman, 43, Atkins. Worked as a paramedic in Monticello, North Benton and Atkins.
Louis Luiken, 79, Radcliffe. Served his community as city council member and mayor.
E. Joe Ann Lutz, 84, Des Moines. Taught real estate ethics.
Maurice Maakestad, 95, Osage. A card shark who often won at 500 with wild bids.
Jimmie Lee Maclin, 66, Cedar Rapids. An entrepreneur who lived in Cedar Rapids for over 40 years.
Randall Magee, 64, Cedar Falls. Devotedly followed Ricky "the Rooster" Rudd in NASCAR.
Jeffrey Duane Mahrt, 64, Spencer. A proud, founding member and head coach of the Spencer Cardinals baseball team.
Arlene Duggan Maloney, 92, Cedar Rapids. Proud of her volunteer work at Whitwer Senior Center.
Melvin Manternach, 87, Monticello. Proud member of "Table of Knowledge" at Darrell's family diner.
Marilyn Louise Markman, 90, Des Moines. An artist who made beautiful painted rice paper collages.
John Marks, 61, Urbandale. Worked as an independent contractor for the real estate division at the U.S. Postal Service.
John Marino, 68, Clear Lake. An avid rider of both bicycles and motorcycles.
Gary Marple, 83, Mount Pleasant. Chief inventor and co-founder of Lessac Technologies Inc., which developed text-to-speech software for expressing a wider vocal range of emotions.
Bill Martin, 72, Boone. Stayed lifelong friends with people in his high school marching band, forming the Bill Martin Group to keep playing music.
Jose Gabriel Martinez, 58, West Liberty. Did impressions while telling stories to his family.
Bart Mason, 52, Coralville. Came back every year to his hometown of Slater to help his dad with the Fourth of July Fireworks.
Nancy Chilton Maxwell, 92, Des Moines. Loved playing the lottery and the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes.
Harry McBride, 89, Anamosa. An active member of the Iowa Funeral Directors Association, directing funerals for over 60 years.
Ed McCliment, 86, Iowa City. Traveled the world as a physics professor.
Charline Lorraine McDermott, 86, Toddville. The best baby whisperer.
Walter McDonald, 84, Nevada. Devoted his career to safety research and special projects with the Iowa Department of Transportation.
Kevin McDonnell, 63, Newton. Iowa Department of Corrections inmate.
Sang Hae McDowell, 92, Davenport. Grew up under Japanese occupation of Korea.
Timothy Louis McGhee Jr., 48, Fort Dodge. Iowa Department of Corrections inmate.
Christine McGowan, 70, Washington. Treasured her four guide dogs.
Barbara McGrane-Brennan, 61, Fairbank. A garage sale fanatic with a collection of blankets and stuffed animals.
James "Bert" McGrew, 92, Cedar Rapids. A "numbers" man who loved Sudoku.
Beverly McGuire, 92, Cedar Rapids. Sent visitors off with a homemade jar of jam, pickles or fresh tomatoes.
Lucy McKenzie, 91, Des Moines. Her front yard was featured on the cover of Better Homes and Gardens magazine.
Earnest McKeown, 89, Sioux City. An accomplished woodworker.
William Mclaughlin, 89, West Des Moines. Started his own engineering, urban planning and construction business in 1971.
John Allen McMurchy, 76. Charles City. A farmer and expert hay baler.
Joyce McMurrin, 82, Cedar Falls. Loved playing bingo, cards, and going to the casino.
Terie McNamara, 70, Waterloo. A supervisor at Osco Drug/CVS.
Janice L. McNelly, 79, Cedar Falls. Served as the Iowa president of the League of Women Voters.
Darlene McWhirter, 91, Traer. Learned to cook on a farm, helping her parents feed seemingly countless siblings, cousins and threshers.
Betty Jean Meis, 89, Cedar Rapids. Worked at Collins Radio as a graphic artist.
Phil Menke, 72, Algona. Enjoyed doing the finish carpentry in new homes.
Wilma Merritt, 84, Maquoketa. Enjoyed life on the farm, caring for her family, animals and plants.
Roy Wendell Messerschmidt, 94, West Des Moines. Always looked forward to playing in the father and son golf tournament with his sons, Rick and Bill, at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club.
Cecelia Meyer, 90, Iowa City. Worked for 24 years at the University of Iowa College of Education.
Corinne Meyer, 26, Sioux City. Loved her trips to Disney World with her family, where she met all her favorite characters.
Fred Meyer, 78, Wheatland. Enjoyed having coffee with friends at the Blue Grass McDonalds.
Richard Meyer, 82, Davenport. Ran a wholesale grocery business.
Lee Mickey, 79, Cedar Falls. Retired from Cedar Falls Community School District to run a Bed and Breakfast with his wife in Vermont.
James "Jim" Lowell Miller Jr., 64, Cedar Rapids. An expert handyman and bonfire builder.
Eric Ridgway Miller, 83, Waterloo. Held himself and the law to high ethical standards as a lawyer and community leader.
Gary Miller, 64, Coralville. A reverend at Grace Fellowship Church in Iowa City.
Ray Miller, 43, Sioux City. Loved making people laugh.
Rick Miller, 62, Ankeny. Started his salesman career at age 7 by selling flowers.
Sherry Miller, 65, Britt. Worked side by side with her husband at Miller & Sons Golf Cars.
Stephen Miller, 77, Marquette. Had fun rituals with his children from Friday family nights at the YMCA to group outings to Badgers basketball and football games.
Lyle Minnick, 86, Kellerton. Met his wife at the Mount Ayr skating rink when he was 16 years old.
Judy Minnick, 84, Kellerton. Drove go-carts and four-wheelers around the farm with her children and grandchildren.
Jeffrey Mondry, 61, Mason City. Often found fixing and tending to problems for his friends and family, no matter how small.
Norman Montgomery, 64, Waterloo. Led the Ferguson Field Youth Baseball Team to a city championship as a coach.
Olive Morris, 100, Cedar Falls. Loved her 5 children, 16 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Richard Morris, 81, Indianola. Took over the family business, Indianola Memorial Works.
Phyllis Jean Morrison, 96, Clear Lake. Percussionist in high school and college.
Jerry Morrow, 63, Cedar Rapids. Died less than 12 hours apart from his wife, Rosie with family saying their love was a true meaning of “until death does us apart.”
Rosie Morrow, 81, Cedar Rapids. Died less than 12 hours apart from her husband, Jerry with family saying their love was a true meaning of “until death does us apart.”
Donald Mott, 96, Paullina. Registered for the draft as a conscientious objector and did Civilian Public Service work from 1944 to 1946 in five states.
Ricky Murga, 53, Quad Cities. Enjoyed Mexican art, culture and vintage automobiles.
Wanda M. Mullan, 94, Des Moines. A homemaker devoted to her husband of 73 years.
Patricia "Pat" Craven Mulvihill, 99, Des Moines. A dancer who loved volunteering at local recitals.
Mark Munday, 61, Le Mars. Born the day the Dodgers won the 1959 World Series and remained a lifelong fan.
Elizabeth "Bette" Murphy, 93, Silvis. Enjoyed her great-grandchildren's baseball games and playing euchre with friends.
Melinda Mutti, 55, Pella. Taught as a substitute teacher in Knoxville and Pella schools.
L. Merle Deke Myers, 90, Iowa City. Recruited at the Packwood train stop to work for the FBI.
Carla Naeve, 82, Le Mars. Loved to golf and birdwatch.
Lynn Charles Naibert, 83, Cedar Rapids. Married his wife six months after their first coffee date.
Sanford Naiditch, 97, Ankeny. Knew the Ohio State University fight song by heart.
Linda Nassif, 76, Cedar Rapids. A role model to her sixth-graders at St. Pius Grade School.
Kenneth G. Nations Sr., 73, Wapello. Took his grandchildren to see Old Threshers Reunion.
Charlie Nehl, 38, Cedar Rapids. Iowa's state champion for "Magic: the Gathering" who loved spray painting, the Cubs and hosting LAN parties with friends.
Sister Marianne Nehus, 67, Johnston. Honored by Gov. Tom Vilsack for her service on the Disabilities Policy Council in 2006.
Joe Nelson, 88, Cedar Falls. Served as the finance officer, commander, and state chaplin at Cedar Falls AMVETS Post #49.
Lola Nelson, 86, Ollie. Taught Sunday school at the Ollie United Methodist Church.
Beth Neubaurer, 77, Ankeny. Nicknamed Gramcracker, or Cracker for short, by her older grandkids.
Brent "Ben" Newton, 50, Fort Dodge. Studied his Native American heritage.
Hong Cuc Thi Nguyen, 87. Sioux City. Helped refugees from Vietnam, Bosnia and Africa resettle in Iowa.
Dewey Nielsen, 74, Oxford. Enjoyed visiting with campers and community members as he ran Sleepy Hollow Campground.
Mark Nielsen, 69, Battle Creek. From Little League T-Ball to pro-basketball, loved watching and attending sporting events.
Ray Buster Nielsen, 93, Des Moines. Served in the Army's Occupational Forces in Japan after World War II.
Russell A. Nielsen, 96, Cedar Falls. Maintained an optometric practice for 41 years.
Diane Norelius, 85, Denison. A practical joker who always joined in on the fun with her children and grandchildren.
Eunice North, 80, Boone. Drove the Boone County Educational Library bus.
Dorothy Norton, 98, Iowa City. Worked for Great Western Railroad while her husband served in World War II.
Eugene Norton, 89, Clive. Collected cars and repaired lawn mowers.
John Novy, 88, Greenfield. An Iowa State Patrol trooper known as "Big John."
Betty Jean O'Connor, 86, Des Moines. Started a Red Hat group and monthly card club.
Joyce Ann Ohl, 72, Lennox. Led the Sioux City Steppers Drill Team in dancing for decades.
James M. Orr, 53, Charles City. Resident of Comprehensive Systems.
Jim Orvis, 65, Waterloo. Worked at Cedar Falls' Ice House Museum.
Oscar P. “Swede” Ostrom Jr, 93, Des Moines. Delighted in giving tours of his Minnesota boyhood school, which subsequently became a historical museum.
Mary Anne Otte, 93, Davenport. Wooed her husband at local dances.
Zachary Scott Overy, 35, North English. Passionate problem solver at Vivint Home Security and Automation.
Duane Palmer Sr., 92, Cedar Rapids. Repaired lawnmowers and small engines as a hobby with his best friend, Norm.
Stephen Palmer, 69, Des Moines. Served people with intellectual disabilities by his 20-year involvement with Special Olympics.
John N. Paricka, 41, Waterloo. Played football for the Cedar Valley Vikings.
Frank Parks, 91, Ottumwa. Former president of the ISU Parents Association.
Patrick C. Parks, 85, Sergeant Bluff. Flew as an Air Force fighter pilot in Vietnam.
Stanley Eugene "Stan" Patrick, 85, Bussey. Traveled to Chicago regularly to see his favorite team, the Cubs.
Lesley Paulsen, 74, Des Moines. Enjoyed a good mystery novel and a strong cup of coffee.
Jean Smith Payne, 88, Mason City. Gave a handmade quilt to every family member.
Matt Peiffer, 64, Grinnell. Loved to smoke meats for family gatherings.
Harry Perkins III, 73, Des Moines. Practiced in civil litigation and trial law for 45 years.
Norma Jean Perry, 88, Des Moines. Spent 41 years as a foster grandparent.
Eleanor Moody Pettit, 90, Cordova. Traveled the country with her friends but was never allowed to drive.
Harvey Louis Peters, 92, Parkersburg. Board member and volunteer at Beaver Meadows Golf and Country Club.
Richard Leroy Peters, 77, Coralville. Iowa Department of Corrections inmate.
Rick Pianca, 62, Davenport. Made detailed personalized itineraries for friends and family member's vacations.
Leonard Andy Anderson Pierce, 75, Ottumwa. A regular at Arabian horse shows.
Cleo 'Bud' Ping, 88, Sloan. Loved reading Westerns and historical novels.
Norma J. Pint, 90, Davenport. Operated a local telephone company in Hanlontown.
Warren Pohl, 68, Waterloo. Played electric guitar in a country-rock band.
Russell Lolo Porter, 47, Cedar Rapids. Loved his friends and the staff at New Horizons and REM.
Scott Powell, 56, La Porte City. Piloted helicopters in the U.S. Army and National Guard for two decades.
Barbara Prenosil, 101, Nevada. Worked for the Department of Environmental Quality in Iowa.
Gabriella Michelle Price-MacCormick, 24, Cedar Rapids. Competed in track and field, bowling and basketball skills in Iowa Special Olympics.
Virginia Prince-Renner, 91, Whiting. Sang with the Women's Club Chorus and played the organ for Christy-Smith Funeral Home.
Robert Probasco, 69, Des Moines. Served the U.S. Army in Germany from 1971 to 1974.
Susan K. Prohaska, 65, Dysart. Ran a preschool in Evansdale.
Marilyn Elizabeth Prouty, 92, Marion. The youngest supervisor ever at the Marion Telephone Co.
Evon "Gus" Puetz, 97, Le Mars. Farmed his entire life with his family: first his father, then brother-in-law, son, and grandson.
Bonnie Pugsley, 95, Des Moines. Server as an elder and deacon in the Presbyterian Church.
Roger Puls, 73, Grinnell. A competitive bowler in the Grinnell Bowling League.
Michele Racanati, 47, Oelwein. Worked with her twin sister, Cynthia, at MercyOne.
Jose Dolores Guevara Ramirez, 89, Marshalltown. Made fresh lime ice cream for his Iowa grandchildren.
Edwin Roy Raymond, 54, Sioux City. Enjoyed going to the Special Olympics.
Robert Ellsworth Reeder, 74, Mason City. Passed days trout fishing in the streams of northeastern Iowa with his brothers.
Gail Rees Jr., 78, Greeley. Spent almost every weekend at the Bandimere Speedway track with his family, winning many trophies along the way.
Day Reh, 85, Waterloo. Earned his U.S. citizenship in Des Moines.
Gregg E. Reisinger, 75, Eldora. Owned one of the largest horse farms in Iowa, raising more than 1,700 registered horses.
Virginia Renner, 91, Sioux City. Served as the first woman chair of the worship committee at Redeemer Lutheran.
Susan C. “Susie” Rhum, 88, Danville. Spent 30 years working at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant.
Kelli Jo Richards, 57, Cedar Rapids. Loved to drive around in her Camaro.
Virginia Richardson, 97, Cedar Rapids. Baptist pastor's wife and mother to eight children.
Jean Marie Rickelman, 89, Fort Madison. Proud to be both a farmer's daughter and a farmer's wife.
Leslie Rish, 80, Mason City. Served in the Army in Virginia, Washington, South Korea and Germany.
Harriett Risse, 92, Oelwein. Chosen as "Readlyn's Old Grump" in 2012.
F. Alberta Ritter, 95, Des Moines. Spent retirement traveling by motorhome to Florida, Arizona and Texas.
Ronald Roberts, 81, Chariton. A sociology professor at the University of Northern Iowa for three decades.
Ben Rogers, 67, Quad Cities. Boy Scouts of America leader in Iowa and Illinois.
Mary Louise "Kitty" Rolfes, 90, Johnston. Nicknamed for the precocious little girl in the Kitty Higgins comic strip.
Fred Roquet, 78, Mt. Auburn. Worked for John Deere and Exide Batteries.
Aaron Rubashkin, 92, Postville. Fled a Hasidic Jewish enclave in Russia to survive the Holocaust.
Loretta Faye Wenner Rundlett, 90, Vinton. Enjoyed crafting, sewing and knitting.
Beverly Russell, 82, Newton. Always ordered chocolate Cokes at Bigelow’s restaurant.
Darrell Salmons, 82, Cedar Falls. A proud Cedar Falls Firefighter.
Brenda Samaniego, 23, Sioux City. Special Olympics athlete for the past 11 years.
Lyle Sannes Sr., 86, Marion. Known as the "Road Dog" for all of the miles he traveled for work, hunting and fishing.
Chris Sasina, 69, Monticello. Co-owner and production manager of Commander Buildings for 30 years.
Phillip Saunders, 80, Cedar Rapids. A firefighter for three decades.
Gerald Schlies, 77, Lawton. An artist who created stained glass windows.
Anita Schindler, 58, Iowa City. Always wanted to help others, be they friend, family, stranger or animal.
Esther Schipper, 91, Parkersburg. Taught Sunday school and catechism at Bethel Reformed Church.
William Schroeder, 84, Johnston. Longtime chaplain for Mercy Hospital and Mercy West Lakes Hospital.
Marilyn Schornack, 89, West Des Moines. Taught Sunday school, Bible school, sang in the choir at Windsor Heights Lutheran Church.
Patsy Schotanus, 84, Grafton. Had a talent at connecting with young people, many of whom considered her family.
Robert Schuldt, 67, Climbing Hill. Habitually surrounded by pets, big and small.
Edward Schultz, 73, Muscatine. A detective and police officer for the Iowa City Police Department.
Shirley Ann Schultz, 86, Cedar Rapids. Loved her cat, Queenie.
Arthur Scott, 51, Waterloo. Rebuilt his life after serving time in prison.
Alice Yvonne Sea, 84, Sioux City. Directed a traveling Children's Theatre.
Lois Marguerite Sedgwick, 93, Dundee. Enjoyed refinishing antiques and quilting.
Jackson Selk, 74, Cedar Rapids. Appointed to the Juvenile Justice Advisory Council for the state of Iowa.
Glenn A. Sels, 84, Mason City. Sketched intricate pictures of war machinery while growing up during the World War II era.
Jerry Selover, 86, Des Moines. Accomplished carpenter and member of Des Moines Woodworkers and Turners Club.
Franklin Delano Seitzinger, 86, Sioux City. Known in the agriculture industry for wearing his "big deal boots."
Retha Elizabeth Contri Sharp, 98, Johnston. Helped at poll sites during elections and loved to talk politics.
Gary Sharum, 68, Sioux City. Helped students beat their personal records as coach of the AZ Flames Track Club.
Barbara Jean Sherman, 85, Cedar Rapids. Led three presidents through Cedar Rapids' National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library.
Colleen M. Shumaker, 61, Des Moines. Woke up early to celebrate St. Patrick's Day every year.
Wilfred Willie Jay Sikkema, 81, Fulton. Had a "good heart and a warm smile."
Ruthanne Silverstein, 91, Des Moines. A prolific creator of handmade clothes.
Robert William Sirovy, 62, Anamosa. Iowa Department of Corrections inmate.
Gail Slack, 91, West Des Moines. Held Minnesota Vikings tickets for 40 years.
Robert Lee Slezak, 83, Des Moines. Loved folding laundry at the Rowley Masonic Home in Perry.
Larry Smalley, 87, Tripoli. Sang in the River City Barbershop Chorus in Mason City.
Bill Smith, 90, Moulton. Served in an English medical base during the Korean War.
Shirley Ann Smith, 83, Ames. Could never resist stopping at an antique shop.
Volney Smith, 92, Ames. Loved genealogy, reading and watching Jeopardy.
Victoria Vicki Ann Snarzyk, 61, Cedar Rapids. Enjoyed swimming, fishing and gardening.
Betty Laverne Sniffin, 96, Oelwein. Translated for her deaf and mute parents as a child.
Judith Solecki, 65, Cedar Rapids. Loved watching Hawkeyes basketball games.
Harrison Harry Solliday, 85, West Des Moines. Spread the Christian gospel in Iowa correctional facilities.
Larry Sonner, 84, Urbandale. Provided seminars and counseling for pastors and their families across Iowa.
Jay Elmer Spoonhaltz, 90, Des Moines. Served four years in the U.S. Navy.
Harold Spurgeon, 100, Ottumwa. A triplet, joined the Navy Seabees and served in the Philippines during WWII.
Melvin "Mel" Stahmer, 68, Coralville. Beloved union postman.
Glen Roger Stancliff, 79, Iowa City. Served as Andover, Illinois fire chief for more than three decades.
Donald Gene Starcevich, 83, West Des Moines. An avid boater who loved exploring the Mississippi River.
Dwight Stearns, 64, Earlham. The first full-time transport officer for Dallas County Sheriff’s Office.
Tom Stephenson, 77, Norwalk. Built race cars and personal vehicles for friends and family.
Henry "Hank" Steinwandt, 84, Mason City. Loved John Wayne Westerns.
Judy Stevens, 77, Cedar Rapids. Won awards as a successful real estate agent.
Gary Stevens, 82, Cedar Rapids. Loved his old Plymouth car, a 1970½ Monte Carlo.
Elmer "Skip" Stoddard, 72, Sioux City. Gave the best hugs.
Carole Stohlmann, 80, Sioux City. Honored as Professional Horsewoman of the Year by the Arabian Horsemen's Association.
Jerry Dean Stoffregen, 79, Waverly. Worked in the banking industry for over 25 years.
Donna Storey, 72, Waterloo. Enjoyed baking with her sister, Judy.
Jonathan William Strain, 59, Anamosa. Iowa Department of Corrections inmate.
Barbara Strait, 84, Cedar Rapids. A member of Good Sam's Camping Club.
David Streets, 70, Anamosa. Iowa Department of Corrections inmate.
Nina Stull, 89, Centerville. Loved showing off her great-grandchildren to other residents in her nursing center.
Nathan Stupka, 48, Elkhart. An All-State pitcher for the Bomber Baseball team.
Delores Sturgeon, 79, Sioux City. Taught first aid to many Cub Scouts and operated several first aid stations.
Dolores Suchomel, 93, Mount Vernon. Once named University of Iowa’s Mother of the Year.
Zola Marie Summerson, 93, Perry. Farmed with her husband until his death in 2005.
Robert Svoboda, 50, Sioux City. Enjoyed working with his hands in the tile and construction industry.
Judith Taylor, 76, Waterloo. Worked all around Waterloo's dining establishments: El Mecca Shrine Club, Washington Street Café, Allen Hospital Café, Corner Tap, Vernie's, Pinkies Tap as well as operating the Flame Room.
Robert Frank Taylor, 72, Coralville. Iowa Department of Corrections inmate.
Janet L. Temple, 79, Newell. Ran a day care center and owned Temple Hardware.
Lyle Thayer, 82, Le Grand. Worked in upholstery, enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Judy Thenhaus, 81, Cedar Rapids. Spent her early life as a stay-at-home mother with her children, then became a "house mom" at St. Luke's Hospital.
Margaret Thing, 84, Springville. Sang and played in the bell choir at Springville Methodist Church.
Regina Marie Thiry, 62, Waterloo. Sewed masks for friends at the University of Iowa College of Public Health.
Raymond “ Tom” Thomas, 78, Ankeny. A captain who worked in the Des Moines Fire Department for 36 years.
Dorothy "Dot" Thompson, 105, Seymour. Baked award-winning lemon meringue pies.
Robert Bob D. Thompson, 77, Waterville. Won awards for the quality of his dairy and hog farming.
Lowell Titus, 93, Des Moines. Hitchhiked through national parks after returning from U.S. Navy service.
Lynda Tomkins, 62, Coralville. An animal lover who enjoyed cooking and gardening.
Dorothy Topping, 78, Cedar Rapids. Raised the four children of Dr. Dean and Bonnie Bemus, their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Casey Tweedy, 34, Algona. Loved riding his bike, lifting weights and playing basketball.
Roald Tweet, 87, Quad Cities. Beloved Augustana College English professor, Quad-City cultural icon and longtime radio personality.
Lisa Upah, 56, Keystone. Lived just a few houses away from her daughters and grandson.
John A. Valukskas Jr., 76, Sioux City. Appointed International Coordinator of Carnival Ministries by St. Pope John Paul II.
Phyllis Vander Sluis, 86, Primghar. Kept “Build Your Vocabulary” books next to her easy chair.
Harlan James VandeZandschulp, 68, Sioux City. Traveled to Israel, Mozambique and Nigeria
Ben Van Hove, 86, Steamboat Rock. Enjoyed flipping pancakes for his Boat Club for Sunday breakfast gatherings.
Ray Allen Vanlengen, 71, Fort Dodge. Iowa Department of Corrections inmate.
Ruth Ann Lass Van Meter, 90, DeWitt. Served as both choir director and organist for Grace Lutheran Church.
James Urbatsch, 80, Osage. Designed and fabricated much of his own farm equipment.
Raymond Van Dyk, 91, Pella. Constructed handmade wooden toy cars for indigenous children in dozens of countries.
Alice Van Hoozer, 102, Waterloo. Loved the challenge of a thousand-piece puzzle.
Steven James Van Riper, 93, Coralville. Iowa Department of Corrections Inmate.
Ronald Versluis, 79, Cedar Falls. Worked at John Deere in Waterloo for 30 years.
Gale Vetter, 69, Hartley. Long-time driver on the Hartley Emergency Ambulance Rescue Team.
Robert Vidimos II, 58, Ames. Shared his love for singing, slapstick movies and competitive board games with his children.
Dale Viers, 58, Fort Madison. Iowa Department of Corrections Inmate.
Tom Vint, 72, Marshalltown. Covered Omaha sports for the Associated Press.
Bernice Vogel, 94, Blairstown. Walked fields weighing corn and soybeans for customers as her husband's business partner at Pioneer Seed Corn.
Don Donny Wachal, 74, Davenport. Owned the Filling Station, an iconic Davenport bar.
Jeanette Wakeman, 74, Ireton. Talented at floral designs and decorating.
Catherine Waldmann-Murphy, 66, Council Bluffs. Served in the Air Force for four years after high school.
LaVonne "Bonnie" Wallace, 92, Cedar Falls. Enjoyed fishing and traveling with her husband.
William "Bill" Wallace, 90, Manchester. A Shriner who drove area families to Minneapolis’ Shiners Hospital.
Leona Wallbaum, 104, Parkersburg. A faithful, active member of Bethel Lutheran Church for more than 80 years.
Marilyn Jean Wallen, 86, Sioux City. Operated the Wallen Stables and Riding School for over 55 years.
Daryl Walters, 71, Bettendorf. Went by the nickname Daryl Camaro.
JoAnne Walther, 74, Cedar Falls. Owned and operated Grandma's Treasures antique shop.
Cornie Wassink, 70, Alton. A charter member of the Northwestern Athletic Hall of Fame, established endowment scholarships as Director of Planned Giving and a part of every major capital campaign at Northwestern College.
Anne Weaver, 87, Des Moines. Literally went to Timbuktu just so she could say the name "Timbuktu."
June Welsch, 83, Muscatine. Could be found most days at local cafes visiting with friends.
Ruth Welscott, 73, Mason City. Traveled across the country in an RV for 19 years finding her family roots.
Rita Weiden, 98, Raymond. Most remembered as a waitress at Bishop’s Cafeteria in Waterloo.
Robert Wensel, 83, Sioux City. Served aboard the USS Jasper during the Bay of Pigs.
Janet Westhoff, 85, Manchester. Crocheted and quilted blankets for many charitable causes and for all her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Paul Werger, 88, Urbandale. Former bishop of the Iowa Synod of the Lutheran Church in America.
Larry Whaley, 64, Anamosa. Iowa Department of Corrections inmate.
Carroll White, 100, Ottumwa. Among first troops in Hiroshima after its bombing.
Jerry Wayne Wieter, 68, Muscatine. Devoted Hawkeye fan.
Jo Ann Wilch, 89, Cedar Rapids. Loved a good book, a glass of chardonnay, her transistor radio and Sonny Rollins.
Clellan Wildes, 87, Marion. A master apple pie baker and cribbage player.
Bonnie Wilberding, 87, Mitchell County. A fierce spirit with a penchant for witty conversations.
Joseph Wilhelm, 82, Davenport. Enjoyed target shooting and deer and moose hunting.
Carol Williams, 93, Ottumwa. Part of the group who pushed to equip Ottumwa with audible outdoor warning sirens.
Bryce Wilson, 31, Des Moines. Played football internationally in Brazil and Hungary.
Betty Winterfeld, 87, Hawarden. The quilts she and her friends made now warm people around the world.
Wiuca Iddi Wiuca, 36, Des Moines. Came to Iowa as a refugee in 2019, fleeing war in the Congo.
Michael "Mike" Wolfe, 66, Allerton. Played Santa during the holidays.
Max Wolfgram, 84, Manchester. Loved hunting elk in Colorado, backpacking the Boundary Waters in Minnesota and hiking the Backbone State Park in Iowa.
Terry Lou Wood, 70, Waterloo. Worked at John Deere for 30 years.
David M. Worthington, 74, Des Moines. Enjoyed skiing on water and on snow.
John Wright, 61, Des Moines. Drove buses for Southeast Polk Schools for 13 years.
Steven Wright, 64, Solon. Elected mayor of Solon from 1980 to 1987 and retained the lifelong nickname "Mayor Steve."
Phyllis Wrobel, 98, Muscatine. Crafted quilts and gifts for her great-grandchildren.
James Wubbens, 56, Cedar Rapids. Married his love, Shelia, Little Brown Church in Nashua.
Chuck Wyatt, 83, George. A veterinarian caring for many farm animals across Iowa.
Elvin "Al" Yoder, 77, Iowa City. Always juggled several woodworking projects.
Delbert Van Young, 59, Ames. Was a ticket-taker at Hilton Coliseum.
Donald Young, 83, Viola. Always ready to explore the roads on his motorcycle.
William Roy Young, 65, Ames. Owned and managed local JARCO Stores with his father.
Michael Zawitowkski, 100, Des Moines. A paratrooper during World War II.
Frank Zieser, 78, Walker. Helped his community by building furniture and donating it to the Sacred Heart Church every year for their church raffle and for use in the church.
June Zirkelbach, 96, Monticello. Played the organ at Scotch Grove Presbyterian Church.
Winton George Znerold, 97, Windsor Heights. Was offered a semi-professional baseball contract in his youth, but couldn't accept it after being drafted in World War II.
Sharon Zumbrunnen, 67, Monticello. A staple at the local library, reading and working on the computer.
AND THE MORE THAN 4,800 IOWANS who died before Feb. 24, 2021.