Lucina C. “Lou” Haas Kerper Morris, 93 of New Vienna, Iowa passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at Oak Crest Manor, Dyersville.
Visitation will be held 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, September 15, 2019, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, New Vienna. Visitation will continue Monday from 9-10 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church prior to funeral services.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 16, 2019, St. Boniface Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Dennis Quint will officiate.
Lou was born July 1, 1926 in rural Guttenberg, Iowa the daughter of Hubert and Anna (Drilling) Haas. She married Arthur E. “Bob” Kerper on June 9, 1949 in Garnavillo he passed away on May 2, 1958. She then married Richard E. “Dick” Morris on June 15, 1973 in New Vienna, Iowa. He passed away May 5, 2002.
Lou worked for many years as a bank teller in local area banks. She also worked as a bookkeeper at Kerper Produce, the Dyersville Sale Barn on Thursdays and Morris Livestock. Lou was a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary 9th district in New Vienna and was past president.
She was an avid euchre player and a league bowler for many years. Lou volunteered delivering meals for senior citizens for 11 years. She was the New Vienna citizen of the year in 2010.
Lou was a member of the New Vienna Historical Society and served as a tour guide at the Heritage House. She loved cooking for and entertaining family and friends and was always interested in her grandchildren and great grandchildren’s activities. She was a Cardinals baseball fan and enjoyed watching Chris and Craig play for the Farley Hawks.
Survivors include her children: Steve (Linda Goedken) Kerper, Rick Kerper both of New Vienna, Karen (Steve) Tapke of Dyersville, 7 grandchildren: Chris (Danielle) Kerper, Cheryl (James) Biermann, and Craig (fiancé Allison Koss) Kerper, Justin (Jennifer) Kerper, Melissa (Brian) Mensen, Jennifer (Adam) Oberbroeckling, and Nicole (Sean) Stelken, 12 great grandchildren, Elisabeth, Alexander Kerper, Max, Elena Biermann, Ethan, Madison Kerper, Rylie, Karlie, Tate Mensen, Emma, Ava, Oberbroeckling, Olivia Stelken, brother: Lavern (Bernice) Haas, and sister-in-law: Norma Kerper.
She was preceded in death by her parents, parents-in-law, Otto and Anna Kerper, husbands Bob and Dick, granddaughter Emily Kerper, siblings: Anita (Alfred) Klosterman, Erwin Haas, Imelda (James) Boeckenstedt, Aletha (Edwin) Engelken, in-laws: John Kerper, Mary (Louis) Fell, Sr. Ann Marie Kerper, Theresa (Roland) Domeyer, Albert Kerper, Anthony (Iola) Kerper, James (Kathy) Kerper, Donald Kerper, and half brother-in-law, Leo Kinser.
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