Possible changes to service times: Because of concerns over the novel coronavirus, events like visitations and services may be rescheduled or canceled. Please check with the funeral home or church before leaving to attend an event.


Looking for a particular obituary?

Obits submitted to The Gazette are published online and in the newspaper the next day.

Theresa Anna Taken All Obituaries

THERESA ANNA TAKEN
Edgewood


Theresa Anna Taken passed peacefully in her home on Oct. 19, 2020, lovingly surrounded by her family after a long and courageous fight with a rare neurological illness, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP).
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Donald Vertz, whom she knew and loved for 50 years; her daughter, Emily Taken-Vertz (Marci Levine); her sister, Barbara Schnipkoweit; brothers, Almore Taken (Betty), Larry Taken (Sandy); brother-in-law, Richard Vertz (Joyce); nieces, Theresa Catchpool, Jennifer Kritz (Keith), Sally Taken, Kelly Taken (Mike Gross) and Jennifer Vertz; nephews, Jason Vertz (Brenna), John Schnipkoweit (Vanessa), Rob Moore (Sue) and Joe Taken (Patti); and countless friends across the country and the world.
Her family requests that donations be made
to the Brain Support Network, www.brainsupportnetwork.org/donate, in lieu of flowers to support research for PSP and other neurological illnesses affecting individuals and families throughout the world.
Because of COVID-19, masks are required at the funeral home and cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to www.leonard-mullerfh.com.
Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Edgewood, Iowa.
Graveside service: 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at St. Mark Catholic Cemetery in Edgewood, Iowa.
Interment: St. Mark Catholic Cemetery in Edgewood, Iowa.
Buy flowers
Share a memory of