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Mildred Iserman Waverly

Published: Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 8:42 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 4:19 p.m. CDT

Mildred Iserman, 88, of Waverly died Sept. 24, 2013, at her home.

Funeral services were 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Grace Baptist Church in Waverly. The Rev. James Lee officiated. Burial was in Harlington Cemetery in Waverly. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be directed to Grace Baptist Church. Online condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com.

Mildred Maxine Iserman, daughter of Margaret Elizabeth (Siefkas) and William Vernon Fuller, was born March 3, 1925, in Clarke County.

Mildred grew up on a farm southeast of Murray in Doyle Township.

Mildred attended rural school in Doyle Township and graduated from Murray Independent High School in 1943. She attended Iowa State Teachers College (now UNI) and received her Bachlor of Arts degree in 1951.

On June 10, 1952, Mildred married John A. Iserman at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.

Mildred taught in the rural schools in Clarke County for six years, first grade at Newton Independent Schools, served as the children’s librarian at Waverly Public Library for six years and substitute taught at Waverly Schools. She substituted the final six weeks at the last rural school in Bremer County in 1966. She taught summer sessions at the first Head Start program in Waverly. She taught special education for Tri-County (Bremer-Butler-Franklin) for 10 years and AEA7 in Tripoli for nine years. She retired in 1985.

John died April 1, 1993.

Mildred was a charter member of Grace Baptist Church in Waverly. While attending Grace, she served in numerous roles including teaching first- and second-grade Sunday School for more than 40 years. She was a member of Winnebago National, state and local clubs.

Mildred is survived by her son Michael J. Iserman of Colorado; daughter Katrina M. (husband Dennis Czech) Iserman of Boston, Mass.; granddaughter Olivia Czech; sisters, Irene Miller of Banning, Calif., June Lohr of Osceola and Patricia Rinner of Medina, Ohio; and brothers, Robert Fuller of Osceola and Gerald Fuller of Raleigh, N.C.

In addition to her husband, Mildred was preceded in death by her parents and brother Junior Fuller.

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