Theresa Anna Taken
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.