Lola June Barner passed peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa, where friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Interment will be in the Oakwood Cemetery, Monticello. Pastor Gary Novak will officiate at the services.
Lola June Horstmann was born June 24, 1932, in Toronto, Iowa. She was the daughter of Walter Horstmann and Mabel Scott Horstmann. Lola graduated in 1950 from Lost Nation High School. She attended Mount Saint Clair College in Clinton, Iowa, and graduated in 1952 with a two-year teaching certificate. She was a sixth grade teacher in Clarence and later was a substitute teacher in nearby towns. She married Creighton Barner in 1954 and had five children. She lived in rural Martelle before moving to Anamosa.
Lola is survived by her five children, Brenda Brokens (Eric), Bret (Carol), Becky, Bonita Howes (Dan) and Barton (Laura); her 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild, who were the light of her life.
She was preceded by her parents; a brother, Daryl Horstmann; sister-in-law, Muriel Horstmann; sister, Beulah Gade; brother-in-law, Hubert Gade; brother-in-law, Keith Russell; sister-in-law, Susan Horstmann; and her special long-time companion and friend, Roy Null.
Lola will be missed by her children; grandchildren; her sister, Dorothy Russell; her brother, Harold Horstmann; and the wonderful staff at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.