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Lorie Koons

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Lorie Gertrude Holdiman Koons was born on April 3, 1926 to Albert and Lillian (Schieber) Holdiman in Readlyn, Iowa. She attended school in New Hampton and graduated from Waterloo West High School in 1944. Lorie worked for Woolworths for several years. She was united in marriage to Eugene Koons on September 17, 1949 at First Baptist Church in Waterloo. The couple made their home in New Hampton where she was a homemaker and a daycare provider. Lorie enjoyed gardening and especially being a mom and grandma and was very active in her church. She was a member of First Baptist (Harvest) Church in New Hampton and American Legion Auxiliary. Lorie is survived by her children Terry (Lani) Koons of Waterloo, Sue (Jim) Weiglein of New Hampton, Pattie (Jerry) Davis of Fredericksburg, and Michelle (David) Gritsch of Iowa Falls; fifteen grandchildren; three great grandchildren; sister Eileen (George) Johnson of Waterloo; brother Albert (Shirley) Holdiman of Harrison, AR and sister-in-law Sandy Holdiman of Iowa City. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Eugene in 1999, daughter Lilnell, two brothers Millard Holdiman and Arthur Holdiman and granddaughter Isabel Gritsch. Memorials: Memorials may bedirected to the family. Cemetery: Burial will be in New Hampton Cemetery. Visitation: Visitation will be 4:00pm to 8:00pm on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home in New Hampton. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at Harvest Church on Wednesday. Service: Funeral services will be held at10:30am on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at Harvest Church in New Hampton with Pastor Rod Ankrom officiating.

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  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. I am happy to know that Lorie is happy and healthy in Heaven with Gene. But I also know she will be deeply missed by all of you and all of us. She was a sweet, kind, caring woman; a true Christian saint. We are blessed to have known her. Dale and Linda Tiemessen family

  2. To all the Koons family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Lorie was a very special lady and will be greatly missed. We know she is with Gene again and what a reunion that must of been! Remember all your wonderful memories you all have of her. Jack and Kate(Kathy)

  3. Lorie was a very kind gentle person. I miss our talks when I lived @ the MIller. My prayers go out to all of her family. God Bless, Mary Ann Allen

  4. Memories of your mom and dad are in my heart and mind. Your mom was one of the most upbeat, tell it like it is, people that I have ever met. Her smiles and hugs were worth millions. I can just see Gene and Merle dealing cards to her.

  5. My sincere sympathy in the loss of your mother. You will be in my daily thoughts and prayers.

  6. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. “Mama” Koons was a very special, caring lady. She was loved and brought love to all that came in touch with her life. We always knew that our kids were going to be well taken care when we would drop them off in the mornings. She was such a loving person. Our kids have may fond memories of “Mama” and “Papa” Koons. Knowing that they are now together again in Gods heavenly kingdom may help bring peace to you and ease your pain. Keep all of her memories close to your heart. She will be missed. God bless all of you for sharing your wonderful Mother with so many of us.

  7. Our mothers hold such a special place in our hearts. May your mom be happy in Heaven, and also in your hearts forever. My deepest sympathy.

  8. Sue and family, Im sorry for the loss of your mother. She has been so strong and enduring for all of you. She was proud of all her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. You, in turn, can be proud of everything youve done to help her in these last years. My sympathy to you, Chuck and Phyllis Carlin

  9. DEAR PATTI AND FAMILY. JUST HEARD OF LORIES PASSING. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL. I HAVE MANY FOND MEMEORIES OF “BACK IN THE DAY” YOUR HOUSE WAS MY 2ND HOME-WHAT FUN WE HAD. GOD BLESS AND MAY LORIE REST IN PEACE. HUGS TO YOU ALL!!!


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