Iva E. (Peterson) Martindale, 95, of Oelwein, Iowa, died March 28, 2017 at Mercy Living Plus in Oelwein.
Funeral Service was March 31, 2017, at Zion Lutheran Church, Oelwein with Denise Lindeman officiating. Visitation was at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein. Graveside Service and Interment were at the Postville Cemetery, Postville, Iowa. Memorials may be sent to Zion Lutheran Church. Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com. Condolences may be mailed to: 440 4th Avenue SE Oelwein, Iowa 50662.
Iva Elizabeth Martindale was born Sept. 28, 1921, in Marion Township in Clayton County, Iowa, to Henry and Hannah (Gilbertson) Peterson. She was both baptized Nov. 6, 1921, and confirmed May 17, 1936, at East Clermont Lutheran Church, rural Clermont, Iowa. Iva attended the Broby Country School, near Gunder, Iowa, and in 1939 graduated from Clermont High School at Clermont, Iowa. She attended Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, for one year and then Waldorf College, graduating in 1945. She was a member of Phi Theta Kappa Fraternity.
On June 3, 1951, Iva was united in marriage to Donald Harris Martindale at the East Clermont Lutheran Church. To this union, two sons were born. Over the years, Iva worked at REC in Postville, Iowa, Dr. Meehan Eye Clinic in Postville, Pines Motel in Postville, she cleaned at the Post Office in Postville, and Knoploh Insurance in Oelwein. In 1976 Donald and Iva moved from Postville to Oelwein. They became members of Zion Lutheran Church in Oelwein where Iva was active in the ladies group and sang in the choir. In 1980, she began working at Knoploh Insurance in Oelwein until her retirement in 1994. After Donald's death, Iva continued to live in their home until May 2011 when she moved into Arlington Place Assisted Living and in Feb. 2014, made the move to Mercy Living Plus, both in Oelwein.
Iva is survived by her two sons and their wives, Donald and Karen Martindale of Monona, and Peter and Regina Martindale of Oelwein; and two grandsons, Nathan and Helen Martindale of Walford and Ryan Martindale (friend Christina Harbaugh) of Monona; and many nieces and nephews.
Iva was preceded in death by her husband, Donald on Nov. 4, 2009; her parents; a grandson, Daniel Martindale; a brother and sister-in-law, Clarence and Lillian Peterson, a sister Pearl Peterson, sisters and brother-in-laws, Ruth and Hilbert Larson, Louise (Peterson) Stewart ‘38 and Gordon Stewart; and a niece, Solvieg Wilkinson.