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“Mrs. Waller was my fourth grade teacher. I've taught high school for a number of years and just yesterday, something made me think of her so I...Read More »
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“We would like to offer our sympathy to Floris Waller's family. We've known her for a long time and she was a grand lady. She used to come to our...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Wanda and Russ Nielsen - Friend

“Sorry for your loss. I worked with Dean for years it the post office. We enjoyed having Floris come to the Retired postal workers breakfast when...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Jim and Joyce Williamson - IA

“Perry, Deb and family We are so sorry about the loss of your mother and grandmother. The fond memories of your life and times together will no...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Chuck andCarol Kraus Schlichtmann - MN

“My heartfelt sympathy to the Waller family as you mourn the passing of Floris, your loved one. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May loving...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Linda Holm - Cedar Falls, IA

“Hi Joleen, sorry I couldn't come but I didn't want to spread around this cold virus. I have fond memories of your Mom, and the 3 of us having lunch....Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Tracy Faaberg - friend of Joleen

“Jolene Prayers are with you and your family. You will miss her so much. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Sandy Train - Lexington, KY

“So sorry to read about your loss. Fond memories of her as a teacher. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Marty Dorfman - Duluth, GA

“My prayers and hugs go out to you and family Joleen. You Mom was always one of my favorite teachers. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Jan Short

“My deepest sympathy to the Waller family. May fond memories sustain you in the days and years to come. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Sue Sires - friend of Joleen

“Joleen and Family!, I have fond memories of being in your home. I always enjoyed your mother. May prayers, special memories and supportive friends...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Anne Redfern - Excelsior, MN

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Floris M. Waller (1923-2012)

CEDAR FALLS- Floris M. Waller, 89, of Cedar Falls, died Friday, December 21, 2012, at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls, of natural causes.

She was born April 13, 1923, in Cedar Township, Sac City, Iowa, daughter of Gilbert W. and Helen C. (Swanson) Peters. She married Dean B. Waller on June 7, 1942 in Sac City, Iowa. He died November 16, 1993.

She graduated from Sac City High School in 1940 and earned her teaching certificate from Buena Vista College in 1943 and began teaching in small schools in western Iowa. After moving to Cedar Falls, she taught in several area schools and then at Valley Park Elementary from 1961 until her retirement in 1981. In 1965, she earned her BA in Elementary Education from UNI. She also taught piano and organ.

Survived by: two sons, Scott (Mary) of Bloomington, MN, and Perry (Deborah) of Ramsey, MN; one daughter, Joleen (Neal) Siebert of Wellsburg; eight grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Preceded in death by: two sisters, Wilma Hartsell and Beatrice Minneman; and one grandchild.

Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, Cedar Falls, with inurnment in Oakland Cemetery, Sac City.

Memorials may be directed to University of Northern Iowa, department of music.

Condolences may be left at www.richardsonfuneralservice.com.

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