Obituaries

LuAnne Bearbower

Sep 29, 2021
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Services:

10:30 am Friday, October 8, 2021 at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Waterloo.

Visitation:

4:00 - 7:00 pm, Thursday, October 7, 2021 at Locke Funeral Home with a 6:30 pm Trisagion Service.

Cemetery:

Garden of Memories in Waterloo

Memorials:

Family; Cards sent to the funeral home will be forwarded to the family.

Biography

LuAnne Bearbower, 85, of Cedar Falls, formerly of Waterloo and Ferryville, WI, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, at UnityPoint Allen Hospital, Waterloo.

She was born Sept. 14, 1936, in Nora Springs, daughter of Fred and Dorothy Schlosser Larson. She married Duane Fairbanks; they later divorced. She then married Irmel L. Bearbower in 1970; he died Sept. 19, 1995. LuAnne graduated from Waterloo West High School in 1954 and from Gates Business College in Waterloo.

She worked as a secretary at Iowa Public Service for 20 years. She then worked in the office of Lock and Dam No. 9 for the Army of Engineers for 30 years in Ferryville, WI.

She was a member of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church of Waterloo and St. Elias Greek Orthodox Church of La Crosse, WI. She was the secretary of the Falling Rock Walleye Club. She enjoyed reading, fishing, traveling, genealogy, and church festivals, such as the "Mediterranean Festival."

Survived by: two daughters, Diane Dix of  Evansdale, and Janet (Bill) Williams of Hudson; three sons, Douglas Fairbanks of Minneapolis‚ MN, Randy (Janice) Bearbower of Waterloo‚ and Steve Bearbower of Hudson; 14 grandchildren, Eric, Nathan, and Ashley Dix, Aruna Fairbanks, Tara (Harold) Cox, Tara and Brandon Bearbower, Ryan (Andrea) Bearbower, Blake Bearbower, Stephanie (Javier) Melendez, Brandi Wagner, Christopher (Melissa) Williams, Jessica (Christopher) Snitker, and Whitney (Justin) Steimel; 11 great-grandchildren, Lily Cox, Meghan, Jaida, and Lillian Dix, Lucian Kaaihue, Christian, Sofia, Lola And Gracyn Melendez, Kaiden Wagner, and Booker Bearbower.

Preceded by: parents; husband; grandson, Brice Dix; two brothers, Loren and Leland Larson; son-in-law, Scott Dix; three daughters-in-law, Sheryl and Karla Bearbower, and Joan Fairbanks; parents-in-law, Raleigh and Ila Bearbower; and sister-in-law, Uldene Moore.

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  1. Liz Hess and Danny Hess | Oct 01, 2021
    My most deepest sympathy to the Bearbower family. May she Rest in Peace in God's loving arms 

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