Constance “Connie” Joyce Walther

Constance “Connie” Joyce Walther

Constance “Connie” Joyce Walther


Constance “Connie” Joyce Walther, 79, of Marion, Iowa, formerly of Fort Dodge, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022, at her home. In agreement with her wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of Connie’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, at Prairie Chapel Methodist Church, located at 1817 Prairie Chapel Road in Marion, with Pastor Jon Moss officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date at St. John’s Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Nashua, Iowa.

Connie was born on March 8, 1943, Fort Dodge, the daughter of Richard William and Joyce Constance (Van Osdoll) Hamann. She graduated from Fort Dodge High School and went on to receive a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University and her master’s degree in Library Science from the University of Minnesota. Connie was united in marriage to Richard Alvin Walther on Sept. 2, 1967, in Fort Dodge. To this union, three children were born, Lorna, Jennifer and Matt. Connie worked as a Librarian for Iowa State University, the Cedar Rapids Public Library, Kirkwood College, and retired after 38 years from Mount Mercy University. She was an active member of Prairie Chapel Methodist Church, where she participated in Woman’s Fellowship.

Connie loved reading her books, especially murder mysteries and romance novels. She also enjoyed researching family genealogy. Connie was the family historian, the “keeper of the family history.” Her greatest love was her family. Connie was a woman of constant faith, encouragement, great knowledge, and had the tiniest handwriting ever. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Connie is survived and lovingly remembered by her husband of 55 years, Richard Walther of Marion; three children, Lorna (Imre) Kertesz of Queen Creek, Ariz., Jennifer (Roger) Thompson of Plainfield, Iowa, and Matt (Jamie) Walther of Ringgold, Ga.; nine grandchildren, Connor Federinko of Queen Creek, Jozsef Kertesz of Queen Creek, Whitney Howe of Janesville, Iowa, Amber (Aaron) Hughes of Waverly, Iowa, Bethann Thompson of Waverly, Jack, Emma, Lila, and Henry Nash Walther of Ringgold; two great-grandchildren, Bellamy Howe of Janesville and Myla Hughes of Waverly; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Joyce Hamann.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Connie’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society at 4080 First Ave. NE #101 in Cedar Rapids, IA 52402, or to a cancer research foundation of the donor’s choice.

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