Marlys M. Baumgartner

Aug 25, 2018
Baumgartner, Marlys news


2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at Kearns Funeral Service, Kimball Chapel


5:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at Kearns Funeral Service


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May be directed to First Baptist Church of Waterloo


Marlys M. Baumgartner, 82, of Waterloo, died Saturday August 25, 2018 at ManorCare Health Services in Cedar Rapids of natural causes.

She was born March 10, 1936 in La Porte City, the daughter of William and Estella (Kersten) Zempel.

Marlys attended school in Waterloo.

She married Richard Clark in June 1954; they later divorced. She married Wayne Baumgartner on October 10, 1998; they later divorced.

Marlys’ first job was at Varsity Cleaners. She had an in-home daycare and then worked at Freeman’s Café (later Garfield’s and Gary’s) for 22 years until retiring. In retirement, she cleaned houses.

She was a member at First Baptist Church in Waterloo and a former member of First Lutheran Church. She always kept busy and enjoyed dancing at Electric Park, playing cards and Yahtzee, sewing, and was a member of a bowling league for many years.

Survived by seven children, David (Kathy) Clark of Gallatin, TN, Richard Clark of Keller, TX, Raymond (Lynne) Clark of Paducah, KY, Patricia Holt of Harpers Ferry, Diana Clark of Waterloo, Jeff Clark of Davenport, and Kim (John) Chandler of Waterloo; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Reta (Raymond) Clark of Waterloo; sister-in-law, Rosemary Zempel; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Nancy Rogers; the love of her life, Norlan Odem; brother, William Zempel; two great-grandchildren, Calvin Spencer and Justin Tackett; daughter-in-law, Sheryl Clark; son-in-law, Roger Holt.

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