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2009- A Year in Review

December 30, 2009
Dysart Reporter

January 1, 2009

Betty Ann Benda, 81, of Traer, died Saturday, December 27, 2008, at Sunrise Hill Care Center in Traer.

Winners in the Dysart Lions Club annual Christmas lighting contest were: 1st, Wilma Loutsch; 2nd, Dennis and Helen Wieben; and 3rd, Lyle and Jenny Brehm.

January 8, 2009

Brittany Ann Huntley and Blake Steven Overton were united in marriage on September 27, 2008, in Cedar Falls.

Melvin Ledvina, 75, of Elberon, died on January 1, 2009, at the Sunny Hill Care Center in Tama.

January 15, 2009

A fundraiser for Brittany Donnelly and family will be held on Saturday, January 17, at the Keystone Turner Hall.

Cody and Mali (Weekley) Wilkins of Arlington, Texas, welcomed home their second daughter, Brynlie Faye Wilkins, born on December 29, 2008.

Jim and Sandy Kopriva of Clutier celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on January 13.

George Emil Richard Roepke,87, of Traer died on Sunday, January 11, at Sunnycrest Care Center in Dysart.

Janet Marie Reicherts, 55, of Dysart died on January 5, at her home.

Charlotte Ann Yerkes, 65, of Dysart, formerly of Waynesboro, Tenn., died Friday, December 26, 2008, at Grundy Care Center in Grundy Center.

Helen V. Lyon, 85, of Traer, died on Tuesday, December 23, 2008, at Sunrise Hill Care Center in Traer.

January 22, 2009

The Dysart Chess Club held its first annual Winter Tournament on January 10, at the Norma Anders Public Library as a bitter storm blew through the area.

Don and Janice Lyons of Dysart will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner in Dysart. They were married on January 24, 1959.

Earl "Hep" Hoeppner, 87, of Traer died on January 13, at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls.

January 29, 2009

Alfred Kriz of Clutier will celebrate his 80th birthday on February 8, with a card shower.

Jerry Merchant, 86, of Vinton died on January 23, at the Vinton Lutheran Home.

Margaret Wagner, 97, of Dysart died on January 20, at Sunnycrest Nursing Center in Dysart.

Evangeline F. McKenna, 89, of Clutier died on January 21, at her home in Clutier.

Lester "Les" Carstensen, 88, of Gladbrook died on January 19, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell.

February 5, 2009

Piper Kucera of Traer and Jacob Kroeze of Orange City are announcing their engagement and approaching March wedding.

Danielle Bicket of Reinbeck and Caleb Hamer of Traer will be married in Cedar Falls on April 4.

Kenneth Brown, 80, of La Porte City and formerly of Dysart, died on January 28, at Covenant Medical Center.

Jean Thomas, 87, died peacefully on January 11, 2009.

Keith T. Hullinger, 81, of San Antonio, Texas and formerly of Dysart , died on Tuesday, January 20.

Leonard Wilfred Hadacek, 79, of Clutier died on February 1, at the Belle Plaine Nursing and Rehab Center.

February 12, 2009

Kenneth and Sharon Stahnke of La Porte City will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, February 15.

Tom and Brandi Harmsen of Dysart are the parents of a daughter, Alivia Anne, born on January 22.

Amanda Ortman and Jonathan Papini both of Atlanta, Ga., will be married on May 1, in Las Vegas.

Austin Lyons and Emily Raney would like to announce their approaching marriage on May 23, in Ames.

Lucas Hinders and Bree Waseskuk are proud to welcome their first child, a boy, who was born on January 16. He has been named Kayden Clarence.

February 19, 2009

Albert Isaac Keidel, 92, of Waterloo and formerly of Dysart, died on February 16, at Affinity Home in Waterloo.

Shirley Ann Siemens, 82, formerly of Midwest City, Okla., died February 13, at Southern Plaza Retirement Center in Bethany, Okla.

Donald D. Steffany, 89, of Traer died February 9, at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo.

Norman D. Drinovsky, 71, of Dysart died February 6, at McAllen Medical Center in McAllen, Texas.

February 26, 2009

Janet Lee Denker, 72, of Walker, Minn. and formerly of Toledo, died on February 18, in Walker.

Darlene E. Schmitz, 85, of Gladbrook died Wednesday, February 18, at her home.

March 5, 2009

Debra McGowan, 54, of rural Gladbrook, died on February 24, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Rev. Tori R. Randall, 48, of Amherst, Va., formerly of Reinbeck and Dysart, died on January 9, in Amherst.

Janet L. Schreiber, 83, of Marshall, died on February 22, in Marshall.

March 12, 2009

Kathleen Feuerbach of Dysart will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house on March 14.

Cassandra Marie Kubik and Matthew John Schill will be married on June 20, 2009.

Lyle George Seebach, 82, of Cresco died on March 2, in Cresco.

Dorothy Eileen Thiel, 87, of Dysart, died on March 6, at Sunnycrest Nursing Center.

March 19, 2009

Larry and Betty Keese of Dysart will observe their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house at the Dysart Country Club on March 28.

Kevin and Rita Eikamp will be celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary with an open house at the Dysart Country Club on March 21.

Holly Porter and Adam Althof will be exchanging wedding vows on June 6.

March 26, 2009

Jody Messer and Josh Powers of Waterloo will be married on April 4, in Las Vegas.

Charles Michael Tudor, 58, of Sun City, Ariz., formerly of Traer, died suddenly March 1, at his mother's home.

Linda Marie Benson, 90, of Traer and formely of Reinbeck, died Wednesday, December 17, 2008, in Traer.

Maxine Fern Hoherz, 88, of Traer died March 23, at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo.

Leland F. Paustian, 78, of Garwin died March 22, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.

April 2, 2009

After 100 years in business, the Farmers Lumber Company, Inc., closed its doors.

Shannon VerSteeg and Jared Stanton will be married on May 30, in Marshalltown.

Natalie Raub and Nick Ross are announcing their upcoming wedding on May 9.

Mary E. Glessner, 88, of Waterloo died on Sunday, March 29, at her home.

April 9, 2009

The Dysart Lions Club awarded the Dysart Business Builders the Citizen of the Year award, and accepting the award was Wanda Petersen.

John L. Tomlinson, 83, or rural Traer died on April 3, at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo.

April 16, 2009

Friends and family of Doug Hubbard are planning a benefit for him on Saturday, April 25, in Clutier.

Helen Van Tasell will be celebrating her 90th birthday on April 19, 2009.

Cory and Sarah Dostal of Traer are announcing the birth of their son, Jordan John, on February 18.

Adella Mary Bicknell, 97, of Dysart died on Sunday, April 12, at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo.

Allen Appleton, 61, of La Porte City, died on Monday, April 13, at La Porte City Nursing and Rehab Center.

April 23, 2009

William H. Hein, 99, of Dysart died on April 14, at Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton.

Marvin D. Casey, 84, of McGregor died on April 17, at the Great River Care Center in McGregor.

April 30, 2009

Margaret Thiesen-Clardy of New Bloomfield, Mo., will be celebrated her 90th birthday on April 13.

James R. Wellman, 48, of Pleasantville and formerly of Traer, died on April 21, at his home following a sudden illness.

Albert Lee Hein, 70, of Gladbrook, died on April 23, under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice.

May 7, 2009

Gloria Hadachek is a new Court Appointed Special Advocate Volunteer.

Ashley Lamb and Ross Murty announce their upcoming wedding on June 13.

Lillian Kucera will be celebrating her 94th birthday on May 18, with a card shower.

Marie Stoakes will be celebrating her 94th birthday on May 11, with a card shower.

May 14, 2009

A benefit for Katy Lynk is planned for Sunday, June 7, in Hudson.

Erin Pippert and Ian Flores, both of Dysart, are announcing their upcoming wedding on June 27.

Bertha Agnes Kuhn, 89, of Traer died on May 5, at Sunrise Hill Care Center in Traer.

Dorothy Mae Nation Philp, 92, of Traer died on May 1, at Sunrise Hill Care Center in Traer.

May 21, 2009

Chelsea Ecklund has been honored as Best of the Class by KWWL.

Laurene Knaack of Gladbrook will celebrate her 95th birthday on June 3, with a card shower.

Frederick "Fred" W. Dvorak, 62, of Cedar Rapids and formerly of Clutier, died on May 13, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids.

Patricia L. Garske, 73, of Janesville, Wisc., died on May 7, 2009.

May 28, 2009

Paul and Maria Yuska of Traer are proud to announce the birth of their first child, David Carter, born on May 16.

June 4, 2009

Rev. Don and Sue Bogue celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary and retirements at an open house to be held on June 14.

Cliff and Virginia Baker were honored on May 25, as they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

Jody Messer and Josh Powers of Waterloo were married in Las Vegas on April 4.

Ray R. Seegmiller, 74, of Houston, Texas, died on May 28, in Houston.

June 11, 2009

Anthony Joseph Elliott, 18, of Dysart, died on Monday, June 1, in Dysart.

Fabian Stanton, 79, of La Crescent, Minn., formerly of Waterloo and Dysart, died on Wednesday, May 20, in La Crosse, Wisc.

June 18, 2009

Megan Ashley Hennager of Iowa City and Kyle Dean Hach of Dysart are announcing their wedding plans for June 20, 2009.

Tiffany Sue Newton and Clinton Louis Murty of Waterloo are announcing their wedding plans for August 15.

Everett Edward Ortman, 89, of Dysart, died on Monday, June 1, at his home.

June 25, 2009

Fern (Reeves) Brubaker will be celebrating her 95th birthday on June 26, with a card shower.

Donald and Marlys Tomlinson of Traer will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on June 27, with a card shower.

Emma Wahl will celebrate her 80th birthday with a family gathering and card shower. She was born on June 26, 1929.

Arnold Becker, 71, of Dysart died on June 17, at his home.

H. "Beany" Benda Lebeda, 91, of Clutier died on June 12, at her home.



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