Category: Milestones

Mary Ann Vaughn

Mary Ann Vaughn, 90, of La Porte City, died Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Friendship Village Med Center. She was born May 29, 1928 in Des Moines, the daughter of Emil and Marie Dahlgren Nielsen. Mary Ann was a 1947 graduate of Geneseo High School.
She married Kenneth E. Vaughn on August 3, 1947 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua; he preceded her in death on August 23, 2003.
Mary Ann worked at Rath Packing Co. until she married her husband. She farmed with him in La Porte City until their retirement in 1996.
She was very active and held many offices at St. Paul United Methodist Church. Mary Ann also was a 4H leader for many years. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, card playing, and especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by one son, Craig (Alice Sawin) Vaughn of Cedar Falls; one daughter, Carol (Terry) Grote of La Porte City; five grandchildren, Shelly (SØren Andersen) Dutler of West Dundee, IL, Christina (Rory) Riggle of La Porte City, Aaron Sawin-Vaughn, David (Carrie) Dutler of La Porte City and Jordan Sawin-Vaughn of Cedar Falls; four great grandchildren, Tyler Kennedy, Kennett Andersen, Wyatt and Laura Dutler; three step grandchildren; seven step great grandchildren; nieces and nephews, as well as many that called her “Mom”.
Preceding her in death were her parents and her husband.
Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 22, 2018 at St. Paul United Methodist Church with burial in the West View Cemetery, both in La Porte City. Visitation will be held one hour before the service at the church.
Memorials may be directed to St. Paul United Methodist Church, La Porte City.
Online condolences may be left at

Jordan and Lauren Greiner

Lauren Bauer and Jordan Greiner were married June 30, 2018 at Fox Ridge Winery in Traer, Iowa. Reverend Jeremy Thesing and his father Jeff officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Alvin and Mary Bauer of La Porte City. The groom is the son of Rodney and Tammy Greiner of Reinbeck. Grandparents of the groom are Dale and Bea Greiner of Reinbeck, and Don and Carol Stansbery of Traer.
The bride is a 2014 graduate of Wartburg College and a 2016 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa. She is employed as a physical education teacher at Holmes Junior High in Cedar Falls. The groom is a 2015 graduate of Iowa State University and farms with his father and brother. The couple reside in rural Reinbeck.

Lloyd R. Dutler

Lloyd R. Dutler, 93, of La Porte, City, died Monday, September 3, 2018 at Care Initiatives, La Porte City Specialty Care. Lloyd was born January 3, 1925 in La Porte City, the son of John and Esther (Morrison) Dutler. He married Shirley A. Hansen on February 3, 1947 at First Presbyterian Church in Waterloo. Lloyd graduated from La Porte City High School on May 22, 1947. He worked at Gates Chevrolet until he opened his own business, Lloyd’s DX, which he operated from 1954-1974. He continued to do mechanic work out of his garage and then worked as a Wal-Mart greeter for 8 years. He was a member of the American Lutheran Church, the American Legion for 70 years and was a fireman and Chief for a number of years.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Dutler of La Porte City; two sons, Kim (Nancy) Dutler of Cedar Falls and Kevin (Cheryl) Dutler of Spokane, Washington; four grandchildren, Shelly (SØren) Anderson, Christy (Rory) Riggle, David (Carrie) Dutler and Justin Dutler; five great grandchildren, three step grandchildren, ten step great grandchildren and four step great great grandchildren.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents.
Services are being planned for early October at American Lutheran Church in La Porte City. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time at the church.
Memorials may be directed the La Porte City Fire Department or the American Legion in La Porte City.
Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

Mary M. Schneider

Mary M. Schneider, 78, of La Porte City, formerly of Dubuque and Evansdale, died Sunday, September 2, 2018 at Covenant Medical Center. She was born May 1, 1940 in Dubuque the daughter of Arnold and Francis Wickman Schneider.
She married James Crimmins in Dubuque, they were later divorced. Mary worked as a Daycare Provider and Foster Mother for many years.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in La Porte City.
Mary is survived by three daughters, Sherri Jackson of La Porte City, Sandra Crimmins of Jacksonville, FL, Susan Crimmins of Waterloo; two sons, Richard Crimmins of West Des Moines, Randy (Sandy) Zaug of Hazelton; eight grandchildren, Josh (Lyndsay) Petersen of Parkersburg, Jesse (Elaine) Petersen of Waukee, Ren (CJ) Nichols of Waterloo, Tyler Crimmins of West Des Moines, Mackenzie (Casey) Kluesner of Des Moines, Jayme (Randy) Van Brocklin of Independence, Andrew Zaug of Ft. Dodge, Samantha (Michael) Fuller of Waverly; eight great grandchildren, Halie, Olivia, Jack and Maxwell Petersen, Greysen Petersen, Zoie Van Brocklin, Paxton and Phoebe Fuller; one sister, Kay (Gene) Bakey of Arizona; one brother, Mike (Sally) Schneider of Dubuque; two sisters-in-law, Delores Schneider of Oregon and Mary L. Schneider of Wisconsin and one brother-in-law, Len Sindt of Delhi.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Charlie, Ed and Steven Schneider and four sisters, Jan Langevin, Elaine Sindt, Sue Ellen and Jean both in infancy.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in La Porte City with burial in the West View Cemetery. Family will receive friends one hour before the service at the church.
Memorials may be directed to Sacred Heart Catholic Church 1021 Poplar St. La Porte City, Iowa 50651.
La Porte City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements 319-342-3131. Online condolences may be left at


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