CEDAR FALLS — Patricia Aldine Miller Smith, 84, of Cedar Falls, formerly of Waterloo, died Tuesday, April 4, at Western Home Communities Elizabeth Martin Center.

She was born July 14, 1932, in Moline, Ill., daughter of Robert and Aldine Moore Miller. She married Richard Louis Smith on Feb. 14, 1953.

She graduated from Waterloo West High School in 1950. Prior to marriage, Pat worked for Northwestern Bell.


Survived by: her husband; four sons, Michael Smith of Waterloo, Craig (JoAnn) Smith of Waverly, Mark (Susan) Smith of Cedar Falls and Jeffrey (Mary) Smith of Grundy Center; a daughter, Tamara (Anthony) Bird of Denver; a stepson, Steve (Lourdes) Smith of Cupertino, Calif.; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Janet (Jerry) Thorpe of Tacoma, Wash.; and family friend, Mark Frey.

Preceded in death by: her parents; her in-laws, Louis and Laurina Smith; her first-born child, Judith Roberts; and a grandson, Christopher Roberts.

Services: 10 a.m. Friday, April 7, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 4820 Oster Parkway, Cedar Falls, with burial in Garden of Memories, Waterloo. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories, Waterloo.


Memorials: may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church or American Cancer Society.

Condolences may be left at www.overtonservice.com.

Pat enjoyed cooking and collecting recipes to cook for her family. Most of all, she cherished her home and anything to do with her beloved husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Pat touch many people’s hearts and will be missed by many.

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Born: November 7, 1932

Death: April 14, 2017

Memorial donations may be made to: 
St. John Vianney Haiti Fund 
the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (Iowa Chapter

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Frank Thomsen

November 7, 1932  -  April 14, 2017 

Life Legacy


Franklin D. “Frank” Thomsen, 84, devoted husband, father and grandfather, passed away Friday, April 14 at his home in Bettendorf surrounded by his loving family.  Funeral Services and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday April 19 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Bettendorf.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 18 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Halligan McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main Street, Davenport.  An additional visitation will be held April 19 from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass in the Gathering Space at the church.  Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport.  Memorials may be directed to the St. John Vianney Haiti Fund or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (Iowa Chapter). 


Frank was born November 7, 1932 in Coulter, IA to Christian and Martha Thomsen.  He graduated from Waterloo West High School and Logan College in St. Louis, MO.  He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952-1956.  Frank was united in marriage to Rosemary Frances Holzner on April 8, 1961.  He began his career with the USDA in 1963, working as a Federal Meat Inspector for 34 years.  He also worked for NSF International as a food safety consultant, retiring in 2005. 


Frank was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion Post #26 (Davenport) where he served as an Honor Guard.  He volunteered at Kings Harvest and Bettendorf Food Pantry.  Frank loved flying and was a private pilot.  He and Rosemary spent many enjoyable years at their condo in Englewood, Florida.  They traveled with the DePaul Travelers, their friends of fifty years.  Frank was a lifelong Cubs fan.


Frank is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Rosemary; their children Mark (Geralyn) Thomsen, Kathy (Larry) Whitty, and Julie Thomsen, all of Bettendorf; grandchildren Laura Thomsen of Cedar Falls, Maureen Thomsen and Claire Thomsen of Bettendorf, Emma Whitty and Grant Whitty of Fort Collins, CO, and Sarah Arnold of Bettendorf.  He is also survived by a sister June (Arthur) Buseman of Kesley, IA.  He was preceded in death by his parents.


The family wishes to thank Dr. Gray and the third floor staff at Genesis West (oncology and infusion) for their care and support.  In addition, the family offers their sincere thanks to Dr. Hetty Carraway of the Cleveland Clinic.