DAVENPORT, Iowa -- Beth A. Grunder, 40, Davenport, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 6, at the United Methodist Church, Wilton. The Revs. Mary Arnold and Tom Zeleny will officiate. Musical selections will be provided by organist, Kathy Luethye and vocalist, Henry Bentley. Casket bearers are Mike Grunder, Bill Grunder, Jeff Runge, Dan Runge, Dick Grunder and Brian Grunder. Honorary casket bearers are Joe Dugan, Jeff Dykstra, Blake Holmes, Jay Holmes, John Kirkman, Tim Volquardsen and Rex Kephart. Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton.
Visitations are 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, at Bentley Funeral Home, Wilton, and one hour prior to services Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Beth Grunder Memorial Fund for scholarships at Wilton High School.
Miss Grunder was born July 3, 1964, in Muscatine, the daughter of Paul and Linda Grunder.
She graduated from Bettendorf High School in 1982. She graduated from St. Ambrose University and also studied in Vienna, Austria. She taught German for five years at Wilton High School.
She was a member of the National Education Association, Traveler's Protective Association, the Wilton Investment Club and was a former Rainbow Girl. She loved traveling, family antiques and genealogy, quilting, gardening and her cats. She was loved by all of her aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Linda Grunder and Darold Solbrig of Davenport; her father and stepmother, Paul and Sandy Grunder of Moscow; her grandmother, Dorthy Carlisle of Davenport; two brothers, Mike Grunder of Moscow and Bill Grunder and Faunus Schweitzer of Moscow; extended brothers and sisters, Cindy Dykstra and husband, Jeff, Tracey Dugan and husband, Joe, Jeff Runge, Dan Runge, Tracy Fitzgerald, Angie Brown, Lisa Khalil, Blake Holmes, Jay Holmes and Beth Lanfier; special nieces, Jenny Dittmer and Natalie Grunder; special cousins, Nancy Prins and family, Lucie Bavers and family, Lynne Kirkman and family, Valerie Volquardsen and Kathy Kephart; and her mentor, Marcia Grunder.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Francis Carlisle, Harold and Charlotte Grunder; an uncle, Jerry Carlisle; and a stepmother, Jan Grunder.
WILTON, Iowa - Donald C. Grunder, 78, Wilton, died Friday, March 9, 2007, at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City.
The Rev. Terry Small will officiate. Musical selections will be provided by organist James Batchelor and vocalist Cyndi Hammes. Casket bearers are Jacob Hoekstra, Brandon Grunder, Alex Grunder, Matt Baker and Lance Bolton. Honorary casket bearers are Kate Bolton, Allison Maurer, Jennifer Riggs, Angie Hoekstra, Cassie Baker, Cami Grabeel and Falloyn Grunder. Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton.
Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church.
Mr. Grunder was born Feb. 5, 1929, in Cedar County, the son of Herman C. and Daisy Mae (Duncan) Grunder. He married Rhoda E. Nehas on Dec. 17, 1949, in Kahoka, Mo.
He graduated from Wilton High School in 1947.
He farmed in Cedar County and drove school bus for the Wilton Community Schools for 31 years.
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Wilton, the Wilton Historical Society and the Cedar County Farm Bureau. He was an avid collector and especially enjoyed collecting Oliver tractors. He refurbished furniture and enjoyed jigsaw puzzles. He was a sports fan and loved to watch his grandchildren participate in them. Above all, he loved his family and cherished the time he spent with them.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Connie Hoekstra and husband Mike of Wilton, Pat Todorich and husband Tony of Maquoketa and Cathy Riggs and husband Mark of Durant; three sons, Pete Grunder and wife Theresa and Jeff Grunder and wife Karen, all of Wilton, and Dale and wife Jeanne Howe of Ottumwa; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Patricia Koll and husband Dick of Muscatine.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
WILTON, Iowa - Leo H. Grunder, 92, of Wilton, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007, at Unity Hospital in Muscatine.
Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 8, 2007, at the Zion Lutheran Church, Wilton. The Rev. Dr. Chris Hinkel will officiate. Musical selections will be provided by organist Linda Timmsen. Pallbearers will be Greg Carpenter, Gary Carpenter, Calvin Wilmer, Paul Kruse, Paul Emery and Ryan Carpenter. Internment will be at the Oakdale Cemetery in Wilton.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 7, 2007, at the Bentley Funeral Home, Wilton. Additional visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church.
Mr. Grunder was born March 2, 1915, to Henry and Louise Walters Grunder in Cedar County. He married Anne C. Ovesen on February 16, 1941, in Wilton. She preceded him in death on July 8, 1999.
He graduated from Wilton High School in 1933 and farmed in Cedar County his entire life, retiring in 1993.
He was a life member of Zion Lutheran Church, where he served as an elder and was active in various organizations and committees.
He loved to play cards and work in his garden and was an accomplished wine maker, sharing it with friends and family.
He is survived and lovingly remembered by his daughters, Kathleen Carpenter of Muscatine, Nancy Burns and her husband, Bob, of Lothian, Maryland and Elaine Wilmer and her husband, Larry, of Laurel, Maryland; five grandchildren, Greg Carpenter, Gary Carpenter, Lisa Scott, Christina Patel and Calvin Wilmer; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife; a sister, Gertrude Kruse; and brothers, Harold and Lauren Grunder.
WILTON, Iowa — Alma P. Grunder, 86, of Stockton, Iowa, died on Tuesday, June 17, 2008, at Simpson Memorial Home in West Liberty, Iowa.
Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 20, 2008, at Zion Lutheran Church, Wilton. Rev. Joshua Reimche will officiate. Musical selections will be provided by organist Linda Timmsen. Serving as casket bearers will be Gary Moeller, Kenneth Beer, Richard Moeller, Mike Grunder, Don Johnson and Bob Butterbrodt. Interment will take place at the Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 19, 2008, at Bentley Funeral Home, Wilton. Additional visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorial donations may be made to Zion Lutheran Church in her memory.
Alma was born September 4, 1921, the daughter of Henry and Alma Schwarz Moeller in Muscatine County, Iowa. She married Wayne F. Grunder on November 18, 1945, in Wilton, Iowa.
She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Wilton, where she taught Sunday school, confirmation and vacation Bible school. She was a member of the Ladies Aid and participated in quilting at the church. She also led the women’s Bible study and sang in the choir at Zion.
She and her husband farmed together in Cedar and Scott counties for 61 years. She enjoyed flowers and crossword puzzles. Above all, she loved her family and the time she spent with them.
She is survived and lovingly remembered by her husband, Wayne Grunder of Stockton; her two daughters, Janice Stoltenberg and husband, Richard, of Stockton and Charlene Valett and husband, Gene, of Hobbs, New Mexico; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Walter, Hilbert, Elmer, Raymond and Erwin Moeller and her sisters, Rhea Beer and Florence Moeller.
WILTON, Iowa — Marlyn D. Grunder, 72, of Wilton, died Sunday, August 24, 2008, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf.
Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 28, 2008, at the Zion Lutheran Church, Wilton. Rev. Joshua Reimche will officiate. Musical selections will be provided by organist Linda Timmsen. Serving as casket bearers will be Tom Moeller, Mike Peterson, Dave Nieman, Bob Timmsen, Jeff Samuelson and Keith Feuerbach. Interment will take place at the Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 27, 2008, at Bentley Funeral Home, Wilton. Additional visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorial donations may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or the Lutheran Hour Ministries in his memory.
Mr. Grunder was born September 2, 1935, the son of Frederick and Hulda Ketelsen Grunder in Muscatine County, Iowa. He married Shirley J. Chambliss on March 18, 1956 in Wilton.
He graduated from the Wilton High School in 1953. He proudly served his country in the United States Army.
He farmed in the Wilton area. He later worked for Thermogas, Wilton, for 35 years and for the River Valley Coop.
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Wilton, where he held many board positions and sang in the choir. He served on Lutheran Hour Ministries Board for many years. He enjoyed playing softball, golf and camping. In later years, he enjoyed woodworking.
He is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife, Shirley Grunder of Wilton; a daughter, Marci Edwards and husband, Billy, of Muscatine; his sons, Michael Grunder and his wife, Terri, of Stockton, Douglas Grunder and his wife, Rochelle, of Muscatine, Jon Grunder and Stephanie Peck of Blue Grass; his brother, Wayne Grunder of Stockton; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters in infancy and his sister, Violet Petersen.