Category: Obituaries

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

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

Jake Allan Wilson

Jake Allan Wilson, 16, of La Porte City, went missing Saturday, April 7, 2018, after going for a walk to nearby Wolf Creek. He was born February 11, 2002 in Waterloo the son of Megan Richter Neiswonger and Michael Wilson.
He was a sophomore at Cedar Falls High School and also attended Union High School in La Porte City. He was a member of the La Porte City American Lutheran Church.
Jake enjoyed playing sports. He was excited when he took first place in long jump and second place in softball with the Special Olympics. He loved music, performing in the school choir, playing Xbox and swinging in the City Park. Jake’s favorite treats were ice cream, King Size Hershey’s bars and Rockstar drinks.
Jake was an avid nature lover. His favorite hobbies were exploring nature, fishing, and collecting all kinds of treasures like antlers, empty shells, and other things a teenage boy would collect when being outdoors. His favorite chores were feeding the chickens and gathering feathers.
Jake is survived by his mother, Megan (Jeremy) Neiswonger of La Porte City; his father, Michael (Jennifer Hauser) Wilson of Waterloo; one brother, Tyler Wilson of La Porte City; two step brothers, Jr. Neiswonger of Muscatine, Cody Neiswonger of La Porte City; Grandparents, Jeff (Cheryl) Voelschow of La Porte City, Mike (Laura) Richter of New Hartford; Pat (Barb) Reed of Waterloo; Bruce (Nadine) Wilson of Denver, Bob (Sheila) Neiswonger of Muscatine, Great-Grandparents, Helen Voelschow of La Porte City, Al Benson of Waterloo; many aunts, uncles and cousins; his good friends, Bryan, Isaac, Jacque, Rachel and Jewell; his Special Education Teacher, Tammy Frahm and his assistant, Jon Bachman.
He was preceded in death by: great grandparents, Barb Benson, Harold “Bud” Voelschow, George (Helen) Richter, Harry (Irene) Wilson, Clifford (Elaine) Bass, Bob (Suzie) Sistek, and one uncle, Jason Wessels.
A Service of Remembrance will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 7, 2018 at the Union High School Gymnasium 200 Adams St., La Porte City. Family will receive friends from 12:30 until service time. Inurnment will be held at a later date in the West View Cemetery in La Porte City.
In Lieu of Flowers funds may be directed to Cedar Valley Bank and Trust 321 Main St, La Porte City, IA 50651 make payable to: The family of Jake Wilson or Megan Neiswonger.
Jake has touched so many lives and will forever be loved.

Marilyn D. Davis

Marilyn D. Davis, 80, of La Porte City, died at UnityPoint Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo on Thursday, August 9, 2018.
She was born on January 23, 1938 at their farm in Black Hawk County, the daughter of Carl & Donna (Murphy) Bonorden.
She attended school in Jubilee for 8 years and then La Porte City High School for 3 years.
Marilyn married Shannon “Pudge” Davis, on February 18, 1955 in Jubilee, he died September 16, 2015.
She was a school bus driver for La Porte City School District for 25 years. Marilyn loved to read and watch all types of sports. She and Pudge enjoyed spending time on the Mississippi River at their place at Frenchman’s Landing in Prairie Du Chien, WI.
Marilyn is survived by three sons, Jeff (Heather) Davis, Tony (Tara) Davis, Scott (Rebecca) Davis all of La Porte City; three daughters, Penny Grigg, Sheri (Jim) Steffen, Ralette Davis, all of La Porte City; sixteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; in-laws, Darel Timson of La Porte City, Leonard (Leslie) Mullinex of Mt. Auburn, Phyllis Foster of La Porte City, and Ruthie (Chad) Howrey of Pinetop, AZ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three sisters, Phyllis Bonorden in infancy, Nadine Bruns, and Joyce Hilton.
A private family burial will take place at a later date.
Memorials may be directed to the family. A memorial fund will be established.
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