Frances Marie Uthoff, 91, of Walford, IA passed away Sunday, April 11, 2021 peacefully at her home.

Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, April 19, 2021 at Lenox Cemetery, Amana, IA. Feel free to bring your lawn chairs to the cemetery. Please be mindful of everyone's safety, respect social distancing and wearing masks when appropriate. Service will also be livestreamed through Hrabak-Neuhaus Funeral Service Facebook page. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorials be directed to the New Jerusalem Church or the Lenox Cemetery (P.O. Box 283 Walford, IA 52351). Online condolences can be sent to the family at

Frances was born in Norway, IA September 7, 1929 to Frank and Grace (Snyder) Brecht. She graduated from Norway High School in 1947 and then Pitze's Beauty School in Waterloo, IA. On April 26, 1951, Frances married David Uthoff at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Norway.

Frances and David moved to Cedar Rapids in 1954, then to Walford in 1959. Frances worked at a barber shop in Swisher IA, Square D and Morris Plan in Cedar Rapids, IA and later at Colony Inn, Amana, Baking Pies. She was a member of St. Michael's Church, Norway.

Together Frances and David enjoyed fishing, playing cards and dancing when they were younger; more recently Frances liked gardening, bird watching, reading and baking pies.

Frances is survived by her daughter, Cyndy (Scott) Staton; grandchildren, Brad Beranek, of GA; Derek (Karen) McCusker; great-grandchildren, Mason McCusker, Connor Collins, Lexis Collins; grandchildren, Drew McCusker, Brett (Tiffany Lane) Rettenmeier, and Ben (Jordan Pilcher) Rettenmeier; daughter; Sandy (Pat Ciliberto) Grace; grandchildren, Zach Murphy, Josh (Jaslyne) Murphy; great-grandchildren, Harlow and Cora Murphy; grandchild, Chelsea (Brett Hoium) Murphy; and great-grandchildren, Leo and Theodore Hoium all of MN; sisters, Mary (Dennis) Burrier, and Carrol Stark; sisters-in-law, Dolores Rawson, Marjorie Beatty, Bertha Rhinehart and Eleanor Uthoff; brother-in-law, Duane Bliss and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, David (2020); sisters, Donna Primrose and Jean Johnson.

"When tomorrow starts without me, don't think we're far apart, for every time you think of me, I'm right there in your heart."

On behalf of France's family, thank you Essence of Life Hospice for providing exceptional care.

Brosh Funeral Service of Norway is assisting the family.

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