Elverda Bender

Art Department Secretary

            Elverda Bender   Elverda "Butch" Bender, 92, of Cedar Falls, died Saturday, June 25, 2016, at NewAldaya Lifescapes.   Butch was born August 19, 1923 at Latimer, Iowa, the daughter of Alfred and Ella (Meyer) Schermer.  She married Karl Bender September 9, 1950, in Latimer. He preceded her in death May 4, 1993. Butch was the secretary in the Department of Art at the University of Northern Iowa from 1961 to 1998. She was Past President of the National Association of Education Office Personnel (NAEOP).   Survivors include five daughters, Karla Flaherty of Cedar Falls, Karen Bender of Star, Idaho, Kay (Tom) Stoffregen of Waterloo, Kim (Scott) Knapp of Janesville, and Kelly Horstman of Waterloo; her son, Kirk (Marilynn) Bender of Westminster, Colorado; fifteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.   Butch was preceded in death by her parents, husband, her sister, Bernice Schermer and her brother, Leon Schermer.   Services will be 10:30 am Thursday, June 30, 2016 at St. John Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls with burial at 2:00 pm at Hampton Cemetery, Hampton, Iowa. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 pm Wednesday at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home and one hour prior to service time at the church. Memorials may be directed to the family.   Condolences may be left at www.DahlFuneralHome.com   From an obituary posted at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home Website; downloaded June 27, 2016.