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Wanda Belle Lamb

Published: Monday, June 16, 2014 11:13 a.m. CST • Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014 12:18 p.m. CST

Wanda Belle Lamb, 91, of Reasnor died June 12, 2014, two days before her 72nd wedding anniversary, at her home in Reasnor with her loving husband and son by her side.

A funeral service for Wanda will be 10:30 am, Wednesday, June 18 at the Reasnor United Methodist Church. Pastor Randall McNeer of Reasnor United Methodist Church and Rev. Duane Skidmore will be conducting the service. Visitation with the family will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, at Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to the Reasnor United Methodist Church.  Burial will be at the Palo Alto Cemetery.

Wanda was born March 8, 1923, the daughter of Louis and Julia (Charlesworth) Brodersen. She was a 1940 graduate of the Newton Senior High School. Wanda proudly taught rural county 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, Louis and Julia; 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, Colo.; 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.  Online condolences may be left at

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