Gerald Guralnik, a member of the Brown University faculty for 47 years, died
Saturday, April 26, 2014. A paper Guralnik co-authored 50 years ago predicted
the existence of what became known as the Higgs boson, discovered by scientists
in 2012 at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland. (Read President
Paxson’s note to the
Chancellor’s Professor of PhysicsGerald S.
Guralnik, a revered member of the Brown faculty for 47 years whose theoretical
work helped complete the Standard Model of particle physics, died Saturday,
April 26, 2014. He was 77.
Guralnik was in the CFHS Class of 1954
Edward L. Seufferlein (1936-2013)
July 14, 2013 6:00 am
CEDAR FALLS — Edward Lee Seufferlein, 77, of Cedar Falls, died at his home
Thursday, July 11.
He was born June 13, 1936, in Cedar Falls, son of Erie Frederick and Hazel Rae Roush Seufferlein.
He married Carol Powell on Sept. 12, 1959, in Pomona, Calif.
He graduated from Cedar Falls High School and served two years in both Guam and Alaska with the
U.S. Navy Seabees. Mr. Seufferlin worked for many years at Petersen Construction, retiring in 1999.
Survived by: his wife; four sons, James (Deborah) of Atlanta, Ga., Terry (Catherine) of York, Neb.,
Daniel (Tamara) Seufferlein of North Liberty and Steven (Mesha) Seufferlein of Clear Lake; six grandchildren, Lindsey (Lawson)
Soward and Grant, Christopher, Michael, Arthur and Elliot Seufferlein; and two brothers, Ronald (Barb) of Unionville, Mo.,
and Kenneth (Donna) of Washburn.
Preceded in death by: his parents.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Cedarloo Church of Christ, preceded by an hour of visitation, with
burial in Greenwood Cemetery, both in Cedar Falls. Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials: may be directed to the church.
Condolences may be left at www.DahlFuneralHome.com.
Gerald “Jerry” J. Glidewell (1936-2013)
July 07, 2013 6:00 am
He was born May 4, 1936, in Waterloo, son of Thomas and Margaret Sommers Glidewell. He married Camilla
Fain and they later divorced. On Feb. 14, 1998, he married Carol Ferguson at United Presbyterian Church, Traer.
Mr. Glidewell received his education in the Waterloo and Cedar Falls schools, then worked for his
father at his gas station and did construction work. He then began working for John Deere, retiring after 30 years of employment.
Survived by: his wife; three sons, Greg (Kathy) of Tripoli, Grant (Terri) of Waterloo and Tom (Lisa)
of Texas; two stepdaughters, Julie (Todd) Eipperle of Marshalltown and Denise (Larry) Flickinger of Traer; seven grandchildren;
two great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; a stepgreat-grandchild; and a sister, Carolyn (Richard) Giese of Montana.
Services: 1 p.m. Thursday at United Presbyterian Church, Traer, preceded by an hour of visitation,
with private family committal services at Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo. Overton Funeral Home, Traer, is in charge
Condolences may be left at www.overtonservice.com.
In free time Jerry enjoyed working on his computer and doing projects around the home and for others
in the community.
Joanne M. (Carr) Lobeck (1936-2012)
Joanne M. Lobeck (1936-2012) Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
She was born March 31, 1936, in Cedar Falls, daughter of Delmar and Olivia
Madsen Carr. She married Theodore H. "Ted" Lobeck on Sept. 25, 1955, in Waterloo.
Mrs. Lobeck was a homemaker and had various jobs throughout her life.
Survived by: her husband; a son, Kevin (Linette) of Cedar Falls; a daughter,
Becky (Jack) Risner of Eagle, Idaho; three grandsons, Jacob, Kyle and Travis Risner; a sister, Beverly McCarter of California;
and four sisters-in-law, Marilyn Deeds, Marlyn Neuendorf, and Mary (Ron) Kettwig, all of Evansdale, and Delores Carr of New
Preceded in death by: a brother, Harold Carr.
Private family memorial gathering: will be held. There will be no public visitation
or services. The Kearns, Huisman-Schumacher Chapel, Waterloo, assisted the family.
Memorials: may be directed to the family, which will be directed to local
cancer organizations, in lieu of flowers.
Condolences may be left at www.kearnsfuneralservice.com.
Joanne loved her dog, "Sammy," enjoyed reading, shopping, going to the casino
and traveling across the country with friends and family.
Marilyn Kronick ("Nicky")
Nicky was born July 9, 1936,
in Spencer Iowa to Erna and Harry Kronick. They later moved to Cedar Falls, Iowa,
where she attended school through high school. She earned awards as a talented
actress in school plays and was also a promising student of the piano through jr. high.
While still at Cedar
Falls High School, she had her own weekly by-line at the Daily
Record titled “Kronick’s Chronicles.” She was a writer even then and always had
a great sense of humor. Her sense of humor got her through her final days when
after losing 40 pounds, she told her friend that she was
going to write a book titled “The Cancer Diet”.
She was a person of many talents. After attending the University of Iowa,
she moved to San Diego. During her
years spent there, she became the only woman art director of San Diego Magazine. She
won many awards for her ads and single handedly won over big corporations that had large staffs and high budgets, such as
C & H Sugar. She later added “Associate Publisher,” to her magazine titles.
She was later pursued to work for Sea World where she did all their graphics and advertising.
She was a loving aunt to five nieces. However, unknown to the rest of the family, she breathed a sigh of relief when the
last one graduated from High School. She had accepted responsibility to care
for them should anything happen to their parents and was much relieved to be free of that responsibility.
Everyone that knew Nicky knew of
her love of dogs. One time when one of her nieces was painting her house, one of her dogs bit her. When Nicky was called to the scene, she picked up the dog, cradled him in her arms and said, “Poor
Bubbu” The niece with the bite was left on her own. One of the big reasons
for choosing to move to Costa Rica was her dogs. They would have been kenneled for months if she chose Hawaii.
When she was about nine, and still
called Marilyn, she shocked her mother and sister when she appeared on a horse, standing there with it’s head poking
over the porch railing. Where they came from was a mystery. She was showing them what she wanted for Christmas. She never
forgot her disappointment at getting a doll instead.
As her sister, and probably the
one knowing Nicky the longest, I will say I’ve never known Nicky to hurt anyone.
She had a great sense of humor. She was sincere, and lived her life with integrity.
She was creative, resilient and a loving person to her family and many friends. She always seemed to want to give more
than she received and so lived her life until the end of this earthly experience.
It is with great respect and love that
I acknowledge her life. My life has been enriched by association, her sister,
Coni Her friends concur.
written by Coni,Nicky's sister.
July 22, 2007 6:04 AM CDT
Donna J. Heisterkamp McGuire (1936-2007)
CEDAR FALLS — Donna Jean Heisterkamp McGuire, 71, of Gladwin,
Mich., formerly of Cedar Falls, died Tuesday, July 17, at the University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, Mich.
was born May 21, 1936, in Granger, Minn., daughter of Paul and Addrie Sturchler Heisterkamp. She married James G. McGuire
on May 25, 1974.
She graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 1954. She was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses
in Des Moines in 1959.
Survived by: her husband; two sons, Daniel (Ingrid) Sult of Phoenix and Jonathan (Donna) McGuire
of Beaverton, Mich.; four daughters, Michelle Sult of Long Island, N.Y., Melinda (James) Norman of Beaverton and Leah McGuire
and Hannah McGuire, both of Gladwin; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Virginia (Robert) Lund and
Geraldine Barritt, both of Cedar Falls; a sister-in-law, Marie Heisterkamp of Cedar Falls; and several nieces and nephews.
in death by: her parents; and a brother, Dwayne.
Memorial services: 3 p.m. today at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s
Witnesses, Gladwin, officiated by Joel McGuire, a stepson.
She is remembered for her beautiful smile and hearty laugh;
her love of God, family, friends, nature, art and cooking. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Friday, May 25, 2007 12:08 PM CDT
Marvin D. Gram
FORT PIERCE, Fla. –- Marvin D. Gram, 70, of Fort Pierce, Fla., formerly
of Cedar Falls, died Monday, April 23, at home following a short battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held at Fairview
Cemetery, 12th and Division streets, Cedar Falls, at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29. Fellowship gathering will follow at St.
John’s Lutheran Church, 715 College St., Cedar Falls, Marvin is survived by his wife, Norma; children, Lynn, Mitchell
and Spencer; four grandchildren; and his brother, Harold. Memorials to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Cedar Falls.
Gary A. Hilbert (1935-2006)
WAVERLY — Gary Allen Hilbert, 70, of Waverly, died June 29, at Covenant Medical Center, Waterloo,
from complications of a stroke.
He was born Dec. 7, 1935, in Cherokee, son of Walter and Frances Blake Hilbert. On June 9, 1956, he married
Darlene Austin, and they later divorced. On July 27, 1990, he married Trina McCool, and they later divorced.
Mr. Hilbert graduated from the Cedar Falls High School in 1954, then attended Gates Business College, Waterloo.
He worked at Chamberlain’s Manufacturing Co. as a supervisor from the mid-1960s until retiring in 1992.
Survivors include: two sons, Barney (Jean) of Waverly and Jeff (Kim) of Cedar Falls; a daughter, Emily Hilbert
of Waverly; a stepdaughter, Amanda McCool of Florida; four stepgrandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren; a brother, Walter
of Davenport; and three sisters, Margaret “Gretchen” (Terry) Stukenberg of Cedar Falls, Eleanor Hilbert of Waverly
and Jane Hilbert (Melinda Murphy) of Waverly.
Preceded in death by: a sister-in-law, Joyce Hilbert.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Waverly, with burial in Greenwood
Cemetery, Cedar Falls. Public visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home, Waverly, with a 7 p.m. public
Memorials: may be directed to the family for a fund to be established at a later date.
Clark D. Natzke (1936-2005)
CEDAR FALLS — Clark David Natzke, 68, of Black River, Mich., formerly of Cedar Falls, died at home
Monday, April 4. 2005Survivors
include: his wife; four daughters, Cheryl Natzke of Haslett, Mich., Melissa (Bruce) Natzke-Barlow of Portage, Mich., Laura
Wright of Jackson, Mich., and Lezley Fritz of Fremont, Ohio; a son, Jeffry (Connie) of Howell, Mich.; six grandsons; a sister,
Carol Kaletha of Michigan City, Ind.; and a brother, Kirk of Waterloo.
He was born April 26, 1936, in Cedar Falls, son of Roland and Mae Natzke. He married Cathrine
Mr. Natzke served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War as a fire control technician aboard the submarine
USS Pomadon, the SS 486. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Iowa, and his graduate degree
from Michigan State University. He taught and designed programs in electrical engineering technology at Jackson Community
College, Kirtland Community College and Battle Creek Community College, for a total of 30 years.
Memorial services: 3 p.m. April 16 at Westminster
Presbyterian Church, Harrisville, Mich., where friends may call for an hour before. Gilles Funeral Home, Lincoln, Mich., is
in charge of arrangements.
Memorials: may be directed to the church, 201 N. Second St., Harrisville, MI 48740.
JEAN ANN CUNNINGHAM Baumgartner, 68, of rural Waverly and formerly of Cedar Falls died of cancer Wednesday, December
29, 2004 at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo. Jean was born October 26, 1936 at Dundee, Iowa the daughter of Harold &
Elsie (Smith) Baumgartner. She married Melvin Cunningham September 16, 1956 at St. John Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls.
Survivors include her husband, Melvin of rural
Waverly; one son, Dr. Dan (Debra) Cunningham of Montgomery, Alabama; one daughter, Sue (Rich) Burk of Casper, Wyoming; four
grandchildren, Kelly & Katie Cunningham and James & Mikey Burk; her mother, Elsie (Baumgartner) Stamp of Cedar Falls;
and one brother, Gary (Joan) Baumgartner of Cedar Falls. Jean was preceded in death by her father.
Jean Ann had the gentle and creative soul of an artist
and was a member of the Federated Flower Art Club. She was a talented painter, and her works were showcased around the
area. She loved birds and flowers, and created award-winning floral designs and beautiful gardens around her beloved home
in the trees by the river. Jean Ann loved Christmas year-round, and rarely
passed a Christmas shop without a trip inside. Jean Ann loved her family above all. She was a loving and devoted
wife, friend, and partner to her husband, and a mother who gave her heart to her children, leaving them her legacy of love.
She built fairy houses with her granddaughters, constructed Play-Doh machines with her grandsons, and enjoyed snuggling
on the couch with all of them to read “The Night Before Christmas”.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, January
3, 2005 at St. John Lutheran Church with burial in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Dahl-Van
Hove-Schoof Funeral Home and for one hour before service time at the church on Monday. Memorials may be directed to American
From: "Edward L. Seufferlein"
For those of you who helped donate for the flowers and Memorial for Jean Ann:
Enough monies were contributed that it paid for the flowers and also a $155 memorial.
per family instructions I sent it off this AM on behalf of the Cedar Falls Class of 1954..
The American Cancer Society will send a card to Jean Ann's husband stating this.
The above Thank You note I received last week on behalf of the class for the flowers.
I thank you that helped in this. Ed
C. "Junior" Larsen
CEDAR FALLS- Hans C. "Junior" Larsen, 66, of Dike,formerly of Cedar Falls, died
Monday,Aug. 6, at Covenant Medical Center, Waterloo, of natural causes.
He was born July 20,1935, in Cedar Falls,
son of Hans C. and Helena Gerike Larsen Sr. He married Adeline L. Bruns on Aug. 10,1963, in Britt.
Mr. Larsen was employed
as an inspector at Viking Pump Co.,retiring in 1999.
Survived by: his wife; a daughter, Brenda Richardson of Highland, Ind.; a son, Bret of Dike; two grandchildren; and a sister, Rosie Jacobsen
of Rockwell City.
Preceded in death by: two sisters, Hertha Brown and Ruth Simerson.
Thursday at Fredsville Lutheran Church, rural Cedar Falls, with burial in the church cemetery.Friends may call from 1 to 8
p.m. Wednesdayat Richardson Funeral Home, Cedar Falls, with family present from 5to 8p.m. Visitation also for an hour before
services Thursday at the church.
Below is a complete list of the the 1954 class members that have
Jean Ann Baumgartner, Marvin Gram Bud
Gerald Guralnik ,
Billings , Don Hansen
Bisbey Bill Hayes
Donald Rekers Laura Corwin
Larry Salmon William Corwin Helen Maulthauf
Dale Sharon Gordon Cranston Mary Lee Melcher
Ted Smock Roberta Davis
Mark Van Slyke Donna Debuhr
Joan Voorhees Donna Ellerman Merlin
Joan Wagner Richard Gard
Stan Whitmore Marilyn Kronick
Classmates that are still alive as of Nov 2010.
(as far as I am aware of)
Bill BellKathryn Bergfalk
June Cutler Dick Davis
Mary Jane Flaskerud
Mike Ryan Haan
Betty Lou Nelson
Wilma Wilson Paup
Mary Ann Ploog
Meri Jo Robinson
Virginia Van Sant
Anna May Westphal
Ilah Belle Wheat
Wilma Wilson Paup
Note: Please let me know if your name is missing and you would like it added.