Wanda Belle Lamb, 91, of Reasnor passed away June 12, 2014, two days before her 72nd wedding anniversary, at her home in Reasnor with her loving husband and son by her side.
Funeral services for were Wednesday, June 18, at the Reasnor United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to the Reasnor United Methodist Church. Burial was at the Palo Alto Cemetery.
Wanda was born Mar. 8, 1923, the daughter of Louis and Julia (Charlesworth) Brodersen. She was a 1940 graduate of Newton High School. Wanda proudly taught rural country school prior to her marriage.
On June 14, 1942, Wanda was united in marriage with Curtis J. Lamb at the Grace Chapel Church in rural Reasnor. A lifelong resident of the Reasnor area, she was co-owner and operator of Lambs Grocery alongside her husband, Curt. She devoted her life to family and friends and was an active member of the Reasnor United Methodist Church and the Reasnor community. Wanda also enjoyed many years as co-owner and working at Cooper Insurance which later became Rusk Insurance. Wanda was an avid sports fan and loved watching her sons' and grandchildren's teams, the New York Yankees, the Iowa Hawkeyes, the Newton Cardinals, and Reasnor fast-pitch softball. She was known state-wide for her delicious “Wanda Burgers” that she served from the Reasnor concession stand for 25 years. She loved playing cards and enjoyed countless hours playing Pitch, Hearts, Spit, and Polish Rummy. Wanda loved camping, “Pronto Pups,” and riding the ground train at the Iowa State Fair.
Wanda was preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter, Connie Jo; her brothers and a sister: Ivan and Oakley Brodersen and Velma Winn.
Those left to honor Wanda's memory include her husband of 72 years, Curtis; her sons: Randy L. (Joan) Lamb of Newton and Ron G. (Jamie Shires) Lamb of Littleton, CO; her six grandchildren: Brandon, Tiffany, Jillian, Derek, Matt, and Pat; her five great-grandchildren: Ben, Emma, Luke, Khloe, and Owen; and her many good neighbors and friends.