Category: Milestones

Jaquith – 60

Billy and Shirley Jaquith will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. 
They were married on OCtober 26, 1957 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Waterloo.
Their family includes four daughters: Cindy and Randy O’Connor of Peoria, AZ, Susan and Craig Johnson of Independence, IA, Shari and Ryan Willett of Cedar Falls, Vicky and Ron Droppert of Hudson; one son, Brian and Mary Jaquith of Cedar Falls, along with eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Carmen I. Abbott

Carmen I. (McAlister) Abbott was born June 7, 1933 in Mt. Auburn, Iowa. She passed away Sept. 28, 2017 in Meridian, Idaho. Carmen grew up in La Porte City, Iowa. She lived in the Antelope Valley, CA for 20 years. Music and her dogs were the most essential things in her life.
She is survived by her daughter, Roberta Haan and Paul of San Pablo, CA., daughter-in-law Lily McAlister, seven grandchildren, Shanen, Brittney, Kris, Ryan, Alex, Patrice and Michele and four great grandchildren and sister Darlys Wrede of Waterloo, Iowa. 
Carmen was preceded in death by sons Marc McAlister of Nevada, Scott McAlister of Meridian, Idaho, husband Jerry McAlister of Palmdale, CA., and parents Forrest Abbott and Mildred Milligan of La Porte City, Iowa. A visitation at Mt Auburn Cemetery, Iowa. No local services.

Robert Johnson

Robert Curtis Johnson was born June 23, 1959 in Waterloo, Iowa, son of Leonard “Link” and Karen (Norcott) Johnson.  He attended Frances Grout Elementary and Immanuel Lutheran Schools in Waterloo.  The family moved to La Porte City where Bob played football both as quarterback and defensive back, graduating with the Class of 1978.  Bob attended Ocean Corp Commercial Diving Academy in Houston, Texas, to become a commercial diver.  There, he worked nights as a doorman at a nightclub and in 1997 met a singer named Felicia White.  It was love at first sight and this man from La Porte City, Iowa, was married to this woman who grew up on Iowa Street in LaPorte, Texas, one year later in Houma, LA. 
Following his graduation from Ocean Corp, Bob began his diving career in the Gulf of Mexico.  He excelled at his work and was quickly promoted because he was so proficient at underwater welding.  Because he was in such high demand, he was able to travel the globe for some of the most high-stake jobs.  He spent the last five years working in the Persian Gulf as a commercial diving superintendent.  Bob was loved by each and every one he encountered during his 22 years in the dive industry. 
When time allowed, he also enjoyed hunting but above all, he loved spending time with family, friends and his dogs. Bob passed away at home in Pace, Florida, surrounded by his loved ones on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at the age of 58 years. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard Johnson; paternal grandfather, Henry L. Johnson; paternal grandmother, Estella (Keister) Johnson; maternal grandfather, DeYea Norcott; maternal grandmother, Laurene (Knief) Norcott; maternal great-grandmother, Hilda (Moeller) Knief; great niece, Hailey Bucknell; and nephew, Chad Bucknell.  
Bob is survived by his wife, Felicia; his mother, Karen Johnson; his children: Brianna Mausser, Brenna Mausser, Corey Johnson and Ryan (Emily) Johnson Willett; his sister, Dawn (Jerry Robinson) Hendershot; his brother, Mark (Lisa) Johnson; his granddaughter, Lydia Willett; and his beloved pets, Elvis and Hank; and many special nieces, nephews and friends. Bob will be remembered as a loving, kind, generous and selfless man with a heart of gold!
Memorials may be directed to the family.

Camela “Cami” Kay Clark

Cami Clark passed away on September 29, 2017 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Olympia, WA.
She was the daughter of Leonard and Arva Clark of La Porte City. Cami attended La Porte City Elementary and was a graduate of West High of Waterloo. She married Fred Bowman of Waterloo and they had one daughter Stacy.
Cami and Fred moved to southern California after their marriage. She enjoyed a successful career in the wholesale clothing industry traveling throughout California and surrounding states. She later moved to Washington and settled in the seaside resort community of Ocean Shores. Her favorite pastime was spending time on the beach with her dog Roha, camping, looking for driftwood and getting Dungeness crabs. Cami was a real “news junkie” and loved to discuss current events. She was especially proud of her grandson Tyler and always looked forward to his and daughter Stacy’s visits.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include daughter Stacy Hansen of Bonney Lake, WA; Grandson Tyler Hansen of Lake Tapps, WA; brothers Craig Clark of Colorado Springs, CO and Kim Clark of Ocean Shores, WA; sisters Kristi Beck of Waterloo and Kelly Abernathy of St. Croix Falls, WI; and stepbrother Mike Wenthe of Jesup.
A private memorial will be held with family and close friends.

Wanda E. Burrows

Wanda E. Burrows, 94, of La Porte City, died Friday, October 6, 2017 at La Porte City Specialty Care.  She was born September 10, 1923 in Kettle Falls, Washington the daughter of Thomas and Rosa Ellen (Meadows) Hammond. 
She married Evert Cruse in 1941 in Colville, Washington, they were later divorced.  She married Cecil Burrows on September 8, 1947 in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho; he preceded her in death on October 25, 2002.
Survived by: one son, Richard (Sharon) Cruse of Dubuque; two daughters, Linda (Gary) Kaufman of Toddville, Betty (Bob) Hunt of Perry; eighteen grandchildren and many great and great-great grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; two sons, James and John Cruse; five brothers and five sisters.
Services: will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 9, 2017 at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel with burial in the West View Cemetery in La Porte City.  Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Sunday and also one hour before the service.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel is in charge of arrangements 319-233-3146.  Online condolences may be left at www.kearnsfuneralservice.com.

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