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Robert L. Robinson (1934-2012)

October 02, 2012 12:00 pm

CEDAR FALLS — Robert L. Robinson, 78, of Des Moines, formerly of Cedar Falls, died at home Saturday, Sept. 29.

He was born May 16, 1934, in Cedar Falls, son of Myrle C. and Margaret K. Hansen Robinson. He married Sharon Refshauge in 1955.

He earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa. Mr. Robinson worked in the public relations department at Northwestern Bell Telephone Co., Des Moines. After retiring, he was an adjunct professor of history for Simpson College and DMACC.

Survived by: his wife; three daughters, Ann Monick of Glen Ellyn, Ill., Meg Sullivan of Elmhurst, Ill., and Kate Takahashi of San Diego; six grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Lou Becker of Minnetonka, Minn.

Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Des Moines, followed by burial at 2:30 p.m. in Greenwood Cemetery, Cedar Falls.

Memorials: may be directed to the UNI Foundation history scholarship fund.

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Ardith Shull (courtesy photo)

2012-08-12T06:00:00Z 2012-08-12T17:33:46Z Ardith E. Howell Shull (1934-2012)
August 12, 2012 6:00 am

WATERLOO — Ardith “Billie” Evalene Howell Shull, 78, of Des Moines, formerly of Waterloo, died March 15, at her home of natural causes.

She was born Jan. 26, 1934, at her grandmother Lila Spark’s house in Grinnell, daughter of Emory Earl “Pop” and Florence Sparks Howell. She married Joseph Rolla Shull June 10, 1955, at First United Methodist Church in Cedar Falls. He preceded her in death.

She graduated from Cedar Fall High School in 1952. She co-owned and operated Packer’s Shoe Repair in Waterloo for many years, and worked in the sliced bacon department at Rath Packing Co. for 31 years from 1952 to 1983.

Survived by: two sons, Dennis (Heidi) of Cedar Falls and Neal of Cedar Bluffs, Neb.; two daughters, Amy of Des Moines and Lezlie of Camp Zama Army Base, Japan; a daughter-in-law, Colette of New Hartford; eight grandchildren, Sgt. Lucas, USMC of MCAS New River, N.C., Cpl. Emily, USMC of MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, Cpl. Samuel, USMC of Biloxi, Miss., Cpl. Kathryn, USMC of Camp Lejeune, N.C., Joseph of Cedar Falls, Tylor of Wahoo, Neb., Elana Johnson (Brandon) of Fremont, Neb., and Leia (Peter) of Des Moines, who she was a guardian for; and two great-grandchildren, Taylar of Wahoo, Neb., and Gara of Des Moines; and two sisters, Freda Hansen and Carol Farrell, both of Cedar Falls.

Preceded in death by: a son Michael; a brother, Roy Howell; and a sister, Ellen Hansen.

Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Burns United Methodist Church, Des Moines. Her ashes will be buried at her father’s grave in Grinnell and husband and son’s graves in Finchford. She donated her body to medical research.



Eugene A. Juhl

LA PORTE CITY - Eugene A. Juhl, 77, of Waterloo, formerly of La Porte City, died Friday, June 25, at Allen Hospital, Waterloo.

He was born May 8, 1933, in Cedar Falls, son of Alfred C. and Margaret Jorgensen Juhl. He married Shirley I. Hild Sept. 24, 1953, in Cedar Falls, and they later divorced.

Mr. Juhl worked at Rath Packing Co., Waterloo, for over 32 years and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Survived by: his former wife, Shirley Juhl of La Porte City; a daughter, Helen (Steven) Adair of Reinbeck; five sons, Anthony (Valerie) of Cedar Falls, Tom (Glenda Palmer) and Gary (Patricia), both of La Porte City, and Roy and Timothy, both of Waterloo; eight grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and a brother, James (Joy) of Kansas City, Mo.

Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at American Lutheran Church, with burial in West View Cemetery, both in La Porte City. Full military honors will be conducted by La Porte City San Diego American Legion Post 207 and VFW Normandy Post 3983. Public visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at La Porte City Funeral Service, and for an hour before services Wednesday at the church.

Memorials: may be directed to the family.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 12:01 PM CDT
David H. Clay (1934-2009)
CEDAR FALLS - David H. Clay, 74, of Cedar Falls, died Sunday, May 17, at Cedar Falls Lutheran Home.

He was born Dec. 11, 1934, in Cedar Falls, son of Joseph B. and Grace Hovelson Clay. He married Dorothy Balabon on Dec. 8, 1956, in Waterloo. She died Feb. 6, 2002.

Mr. Clay was a graduate of Cedar Falls High School and attended Iowa State Teachers College (now the University of Northern Iowa). He served in the Iowa National Guard and worked at the family business, Clay Equipment Co., for many years, where he was also the company pilot. He was in the rental business for many years and was a member of Cedar Falls AMVETS Post 49, the Black Hawk County Landlords Association and the Quiet Birdmen.

Survived by: three sons, Bret (Donna) of Lacona, Greg (Amy) of Marion and Mark of Cedar Falls; three grandchildren, Ashley Clay of Lacona, Joe Clay of Ames and Alexis Clay of Marion, and a brother, Roger (Marian) of Hudson.

Preceded in death by: two brothers, Bob and Charlie; and two sisters, Virginia and Josephine.

Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, with burial in Fairview Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by Cedar Falls AMVETS Post 49. Public visitation from noon until services Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials: may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice.

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David was an avid shooter, hunter and outdoorsman.