Family Login:

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service

Our commitment to you, caring for the needs of all the families who call upon us at the time of death. No matter what their desires, we believe in sincere, compassionate and comfortable services to all. A tradition of serving thousands of families, as individual as our own. From the most simplistic to the elaborate, our only concern is the concern and care of you and your loved ones. We have served many because we have cared for them at such an important time in their lives. They remember and continue to call us their funeral home of choice. "Our family uniquely caring for yours".


Our Obituaries

Gerald L. "Jerry" Schump

February 19, 1955 - August 26, 2015

Gerald L. "Jerry" Schump, 60, lifetime resident of Iowa City, died Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service with burial to follow at the Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of...
View Tribute »

Raymond Eugene Baines

August 25, 2015

Raymond Baines, 75, of North Liberty, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. His cremated remains will be placed in the Rose Garden Columbarium at Memory Gardens in Iowa City. Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service has provided cremation services, no public services will be held. His family includes his wife, Connie; sons, Robert of Dallas, TX and Scott of Fairfield, IA; brothers, David, Dale...
View Tribute »

Alvin L. "Al" Schroeder

February 12, 1928 - August 19, 2015

Alvin "Al" Schroeder, 87, longtime resident of Iowa City, died Wednesday, August 19, 2015, at the Briarwood Health Care Center in Iowa City. Alvin L. Schroeder was born February 12, 1928, in Preston, Iowa, the son of Emil and Emma (Shidler) Schroeder. The family lived in Algona, and then on a farm outside of Whittemore, Iowa where Al graduated from high school in 1947. After working on the...
View Tribute »

Kathleen "Kit" Bobb

December 18, 1956 - August 14, 2015

Kathleen "Kit" Bobb, 58, died Friday, August 14, 2015, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics after a brief illness. On Saturday, August 29, 2015, a Celebration of Life will be held at the Coralville American Legion, Post 721 from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Thoughts and memories can be left on the website of Gay & Ciha Funeral Service @ www.gayandciha.com. Kit's survivors include her partner...
View Tribute »

Leo A. Daniels

November 5, 1925 - August 11, 2015

Leo A. Daniels, 89 of Coralville, died Tuesday, August 11, 2015, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Iowa City. Leo was born on November 5, 1925, in Webster County, Missouri. He spent his working career in the welding profession. Following retirement, he enjoyed working for the Corp of Engineers at the Coralville Reservoir, where he made many friends over the years. Survivors...
View Tribute »

Ramona L Bell

August 11, 2015

Ramona Lois Bell 85, longtime resident of rural Iowa City died Tuesday, August 11, 2015, at the Crestview Nursing and Rehab Center in West Branch. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Friday, August 14, 2015, at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Iowa City (Sunday parking ordinance will be in effect for streets near the church), with burial to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation...
View Tribute »

Bernice J. Kahler

September 3, 1919 - August 7, 2015

Bernice J. Kahler, 95 formerly of Oxford died Friday, August 7, 2015, at the Lantern Park Nursing and Rehab Center in Coralville. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Tuesday, August 11, 2015, at the St. Mary's Auditorium in Oxford, with burial to follow at the Oxford Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Monday at the Auditorium in Oxford. In lieu of flowers memorial donations...
View Tribute »

Betty J. Simmons

March 27, 1920 - August 6, 2015

Betty Jane Simmons, 95 formerly of Cedar Rapids and Iowa City died Thursday, August 6, 2015, at a care center in Mt. Sterling, IL. Graveside funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in her memory to St. Jude Children's Hospitals @ 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the...
View Tribute »

John D. Sales

July 28, 1951 - August 3, 2015

John David Sales, 64, longtime resident of Iowa City died Monday, August 3, 2015, at the Lantern Park Nursing and Rehab Center in Coralville. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, August 9, 2015, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service, with burial to follow at Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City. Visitation will be from 12 noon until services on Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu...
View Tribute »

Thera Patricia "Pat" Dee

January 19, 1929 - August 1, 2015

Thera Patricia Dee, 86, of Coralville passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 1, 2015 surrounded by her family at Mercy Hospice. Pat was born on a farm outside of Northwood, Iowa on January 19, 1929 to Arnold and Sena Johnson Loken. She married Loren Everett Dee of Oxford, Iowa in 1952, who preceded her in death in 1964. Pat developed a passion for libraries while working at the Mason...
View Tribute »

Ellen J. Paintin

June 1, 1935 - July 31, 2015

Ellen J. Paintin, 80, lifetime resident of Oxford, died Friday, July 31, 2015 at her home, with her family surrounding her. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Friday, August 7, 2015, at the Oxford Methodist Church, with burial to follow at the Oxford Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Thursday at the church. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Ellen's...
View Tribute »

Ruth L. Walters

March 3, 1923 - July 30, 2015

Ruth L. Walters, 92, of Iowa City, died Thursday, July 30, 2015 at the Solon Nursing Care Center. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, August 4th at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Iowa City. Visitation will be Monday from 5-7 p.m. at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ruth Walters Memorial Fund. Ruth Louella Coulson ...
View Tribute »

Russell B. Bainbridge

August 19, 1920 - July 30, 2015

Russell Benjamin Bainbridge passed away peacefully on July 30, 2015 in Iowa City, Iowa in the company of his children and grandchildren. He was born on August 19, 1920 in Drinkwater, Saskatchewan, Canada where his parents were homesteading. His mother passed away shortly after his birth and his father, sister and brother returned to Kingsley, Iowa to farm. He graduated from Kingsley High...
View Tribute »

Dorothy R. Rowland

January 2, 1924 - July 29, 2015

Dorothy R. Rowland, 91, longtime resident of Iowa City, died Wednesday, July 29, 2015. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Friday, August 7th at the First United Methodist Church in Iowa City with a time of visitation one hour prior. There will be a time of refreshments and fellowship in the church hall immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Dorothy's name...
View Tribute »

Jeff "Bodine" Shank

March 31, 1948 - July 29, 2015

Jeff "Bodine" Shank, 67, of North Liberty, Iowa, reached the end of his journey July 29, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospital. Jeff received the amazing gift of a double lung transplant in 2012, and lived his life to the fullest. Jeff was born March 31, 1948 to Robert and Rosemary Shank in Chicago, Illinois. He was the oldest of six siblings Kim, Mark, Luanne, Scott, Tommy, and Tammy. ...
View Tribute »

Samuel Carl England Forgy

April 13, 1993 - July 28, 2015

Samuel C. Forgy, 22, formerly of Iowa City, died tragically, Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at his residence in Boulder, Colorado. A gathering for his family and friends will be held 4-7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 7th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. A less formal, celebration of Sam's life will be held from 2 - 6 p.m., Saturday, August 8th, at the lodge at Terry Trueblood...
View Tribute »

Joseph S. Corso, Jr.

August 31, 1944 - July 24, 2015

Joseph S. Corso Jr., 70, of West Liberty died Friday, July 24, 2015. Private family services will be held with burial at Oakhill Cemetery in Tiffin where military honors will be rendered. Joseph Sando Corso Jr. was born August 31, 1944, in Iowa City; son of Joseph and Ethel (Gifford) Corso. After high school, he served three tours in Vietnam with the United States Marine Corps and...
View Tribute »

Barbara E. Kalvig

February 22, 1953 - July 24, 2015

Barbara E. Kalvig, 62, of Oxford, died Friday, July 24, 2015 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held 6 p.m., Saturday, August 1st at St. Mary's Hall in Oxford with a time of visitation prior to the service beginning at 4 p.m. Family committal services will take place later at the Oxford Cemetery. Barb's family has respectfully asked that inquiries or condolences...
View Tribute »

Joann B. Bender

August 29, 1943 - July 24, 2015

Joann B. Bender, 71, of Iowa City, died unexpectedly Friday, July 24, 2015. A gathering for family and friends will be held from 3-4:30 p.m., Friday, July 31st at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, concluding with a time of sharing, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Following that time, an open house will be held at 2433 Nevada Avenue in Iowa City. Memorials in Joann's name may...
View Tribute »

Thomas L. Wehr

November 9, 1946 - July 23, 2015

Thomas L. Wehr, 68, of Washington, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 26th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City with a time of visitation and fellowship following the service. Memorial contributions may be given to the Friends of the Iowa City New Horizons Band. Thomas Lynn...
View Tribute »

Eleanor Marie Secrest

April 7, 1911 - July 23, 2015

Eleanor Marie Secrest, 104, of Downey, died Thursday, July 23, 2015 at the Pioneer Park Care Center in Lone Tree, Iowa. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am Monday, July 27, 2015, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Iowa City, with burial to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. There will be an hour of visitation at the church prior to the service. Memorial donations can be made in her memory to St....
View Tribute »

Bernard F. Sobaski

January 30, 1929 - July 22, 2015

Bernard F. Sobaski, 86, of Iowa City, died Wednesday, July 22, 2015, surrounded by his family following a long and courageous battle with colon cancer. Funeral services will be held 11:30 a.m., Friday, July 24th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service with a time of visitation prior to the service, beginning at 11 a.m. Entombment with military honors will take place at Memory Gardens...
View Tribute »

Mary Ann Gerard

August 26, 1932 - July 19, 2015

Mary Ann Gerard, 82, longtime resident of Iowa City, died Sunday, July 19, 2015, at the Briarwood Health Care Center in Iowa City. Private family graveside services are being planned for Memory Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Mary Ann's memory to Briarwood Health Care Center. Online condolences may be sent through the web @ www.gayandciha.com. Mary...
View Tribute »

Barbara Paul

May 6, 1935 - July 18, 2015

Barbara Lee (Baldridge, Singer) Paul, beloved Mother, grandmother, sister and friend passed on July 18, 2015, after a long illness. She was born on May 6, 1935 in Cedar Rapids. Barbara was a Graduate of Marion HS and St. Luke's School of Nursing in Cedar Rapids and earned Bachelor's and Master's in Nursing from University of Iowa, in Iowa City. She started her nursing career at St. Luke's...
View Tribute »

Robert Naylor

March 17, 1958 - July 18, 2015

Robert J. "Bob" Naylor, 57, of rural Iowa City, died unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, July 18, 2015. In honor of Bob's wishes, no services are planned but a celebration of his life will be held at a later date. His family locally includes his wife, Connie Marberry, their three children, Zoe, Eli and Sam and nine rescue dogs. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bob's memory...
View Tribute »

Louis "Lyle" Lord, Jr.

June 20, 1929 - July 16, 2015

Louis "Lyle" Lord Jr., 86, of Iowa City, died Thursday, July 16, 2015 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. A time of visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Monday, July 20th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral Service in Iowa City. Graveside services will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City. Memorials may be directed to Mercy Hospital Hospice or the Alzheimer's Association. ...
View Tribute »

Gavin Dewayne and Landon Charles Hart

July 11, 2015 - July 11, 2015

Gavin Dewayne & Landon Charles Hart, infant sons of Jason and Alisha Hart, died before their birth, Saturday, July 11, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. A gathering for family and friends to show their love and support will be held from 4-6 p.m. Friday, July 17th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Gavin and Landon's family include their...
View Tribute »

Helen Ruth Wacker

November 27, 1929 - July 7, 2015

Helen Ruth Wacker, 85 longtime resident of Iowa City died Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at her home surrounded by those who loved her dearly. A time celebrating Helen's life will be held from 4 to 6 pm Friday, July 10, 2015, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. Private interment services will be held at Memory Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in her...
View Tribute »

Kenneth B. Amada

September 30, 1931 - July 4, 2015

Kenneth B. Amada, 83, Professor Emeritus of Piano in the School of Music at the University of Iowa, died Saturday, July 4, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics from a traumatic brain injury resulting from a fall. Interment will take place at the Temple B'nai Abraham Memorial Park Cemetery in Union, NJ. Mr. Amada was a faculty member in the Piano Department of The University of...
View Tribute »

Carol Case

February 17, 1948 - July 4, 2015

Carol Case, 67 of North Liberty died Saturday, July 4, 2015, at the Lantern Park Nursing & Rehab Center in Coralville. Carol was born February 17, 1948, in Mellen, Wisconsin the daughter of Gerald and Eva Mildred (Lawver) Case. She lived in the Iowa City area for the past 45 years, working at the University of Iowa for over 20 years retiring in 2000. She also worked and volunteered tax...
View Tribute »

Curt A. Frantz

January 2, 1967 - July 2, 2015

Curt A. Frantz, 48 of Iowa City died Thursday, July 2, 2015. A gathering time for family and friends to remember Curt will be held from 4 to 7 pm Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. Followed by a time at Grizzlies. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in his memory. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web @ www...
View Tribute »

James F. "Jim" Leaven

January 18, 1951 - July 2, 2015

James F. "Jim" Leaven, 64, of Iowa City, passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2015, at Solon Nursing Care Center. His family extends a warm invitation to share food, drink, and memories on Saturday July 11 from 4 to 7 at the American Legion, 3016 Muscatine Ave in Iowa City. Online condolences may be sent for Jim's family through the web @ www.gayandciha.com. Jim was born in Chicago, IL on...
View Tribute »

Carin M. Green

March 30, 1948 - July 2, 2015

Professor Carin M. Green, 67, died Thursday, July 2, 2015, at her home with her husband, Peter, at her side. She was the former Department Chair of the Classics Department at the University of Iowa. At her request, no services are being planned.
View Tribute »

Robert W. "Bob" Embree

December 9, 1932 - June 29, 2015

Robert William ("Bob") Embree died peacefully from congestive heart failure in the company of family on June 29, 2015 at the Solon Care Center. Robert was born on a farm in Wayland Twp., Pottawattamie County, Iowa on Dec. 9, 1932, first child and only son of William Earl and Geneva Pearl Embree. He is survived by his children Emily Caroline Embree (Alex Dinh), Anna Alice Embree, and Jennie...
View Tribute »

Betty Mae Hansen

December 16, 1927 - June 25, 2015

Betty M. Hansen, 87 formerly of Urbandale, died Thursday, June 25, 2015, at the home of her daughter in Iowa City where she has resided the past 3 years. Betty fought a courageous battle with cancer for several years, always with grace and dignity. Betty Mae Krieger was born December 16, 1927, in Perry, Iowa the daughter of Raymond and Luella (Daniels) Krieger. The family farmed in rural...
View Tribute »

Paul A. Krogh, Sr.

January 17, 1923 - June 25, 2015

Paul Anders Krogh was born January 17, 1923, to Regina and Alfred Krogh at West Branch, IA, and passed June 25, 2015, at Iowa City, Iowa. He and his siblings were the first generation of this particular branch to be born in America. Paul's childhood was spent on various farms working and going to country school. Monumental changes were happening at this time; depression, horses to tractors...
View Tribute »

H. Ernest (Ernie) Lund

September 9, 1928 - June 21, 2015

H. Ernest (Ernie) Lund, 86, of Iowa City, Iowa died Sunday June 21, 2015 in Lantern Park Rehab & Nursing Home, following a short illness.Please join Ernie's Family for a Celebration of Life 11:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Goose Poop Acres, 1738 Cedar Johnson Road, West Branch, IA 52358. Come and go as you please… Food & beverages provided by Ernie Lund. In lieu of flowers...
View Tribute »

Linda J. Carter

July 21, 1953 - June 20, 2015

Linda J. Carter, 61, lifelong resident of this area, died Saturday, June 20, 2015, at her home with her family by her side. A time for family and friends to remember and share Linda's life will be held from 4 to 7 pm Thursday at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in her memory. Online condolences may be sent for her...
View Tribute »

JoAnn Deatsch

August 9, 1942 - June 18, 2015

JoAnn Deatsch, 72 of Iowa City died Thursday, June 18, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. A time of visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm Tuesday, June 23rd. at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. Burial services will be held at 10 am Wednesday, June 24th at the Evergreen Cemetery in Fairfield, Iowa. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in her memory...
View Tribute »

Jason A. Brummel

August 20, 1971 - June 16, 2015

Jason A. Brummel, 43, lifetime resident of Iowa City, died peacefully with his mom and godmother at his side, Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday (viewing beginning at 1), June 27, 2015, at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Iowa City, with burial to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm...
View Tribute »

Darrell E. "Poe" Polton

August 14, 1956 - June 16, 2015

Darrell E. "Poe" Polton, 58 of Oxford, died Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. A gathering for family and friends to remember and share Darrell's life will be held from 12 noon until 2 pm Friday, June 26, 2015, at the Oxford American Legion. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in his memory. Online condolences may be sent for his...
View Tribute »

Calvin F. Lovetinsky

March 31, 1924 - June 14, 2015

Calvin F. Lovetinsky, 91, of rural West Branch, died Sunday, June 14, 2015, at the Solon Nursing Care Center. A visitation for family and friends will take place 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, June 17th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City. Memorials in Calvin's name may be directed to Iowa City...
View Tribute »

Stanley L "Stan" Kacena

August 13, 1932 - June 11, 2015

Stanley L. "Stan" Kacena, 82, lifetime resident of Iowa City, died Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Lantern Park Care Center. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 19th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Burial with military honors will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. A time for visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. ...
View Tribute »

Dow D. Voss

November 19, 1940 - June 11, 2015

Dow Voss, 74, of Iowa City, died at his home surrounded by his family, Thursday, June 11, 2015. A gathering time for family and friends to remember, share, laugh and tell Dow's jokes will be held on Monday, June 15, 2015, from 4 to 7pm at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in his memory to Iowa City Hospice or the Iowa State Black...
View Tribute »

Fred Walter Steven

March 3, 1944 - June 10, 2015

Fred Walter Steven, 71, of North Liberty passed away June 10, 2015 at the VA Medical Center in Iowa City. Gathering of friends and family will be at the American Legion, 3016 Muscatine Avenue, Iowa City on Tuesday June 16 from 5-7p.m. with Full Military Honors beginning at 5:30. Fred is survived by one sister, Elaine Fink of Iowa City and many nieces and nephews. Memorials may be...
View Tribute »

William L. "Bill" Blough

January 15, 1946 - June 6, 2015

William L. "Bill" Blough, 69 of Iowa City died Saturday, June 6, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Memorial services will be held at 6pm Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service, where visitation will begin at 5pm and continue following the services. Private family graveside services will be held later at the Evergreen Cemetery in Fairfield,...
View Tribute »

Eileen M. Klenk

March 12, 1927 - June 4, 2015

Eileen M. Klenk, 88, of Amana, died peacefully with her daughter, Lori by her side Thursday, June 4, 2015, at the Colonial Manor Care Center in Amana. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Monday, June 8, 2015, at the Oxford United Methodist Church with the Reverend Diane Townsley officiating. Burial will follow at the Oxford Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 pm Sunday at the...
View Tribute »

Sharon L. Metzler

August 13, 1943 - May 31, 2015

Sharon L. Metzler, 71, of North Liberty, died Sunday, May 31, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, June 5, 2015, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, with burial to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12 noon on Friday until services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in her memory to Easter...
View Tribute »

Barbara Ann Alton

April 26, 1949 - May 31, 2015

Barbara Ann Alton, 66, of Iowa City went to be with her Savior, surrounded by family and friends, on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics after a brief illness. At her request, she has been cremated. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 6, 2015, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service, with burial to follow at the Downey Cemetery. ...
View Tribute »

Irene E. Bowers

June 9, 1922 - May 30, 2015

Irene Emma (Waters) Bowers passed away peacefully in her sleep May 30, 2015, just 10 days before her 93rd birthday. Irene, a lifelong resident of the Iowa City area, was born June 9, 1922, to Wilber W. and Emma J. (Rummells) Waters. She was born and raised on a 100 acre farm in rural Iowa City where the current Moose Lodge is located. She often said that she was lucky, despite growing up...
View Tribute »

Gary L. Stunes

September 9, 1947 - May 30, 2015

Gary L. Stunes, 67, of Wellman, formerly of Cedar Rapids and Iowa City passed away peacefully at home with his wife Sherry by his side on May 30, 2015. He is survived by his children Mike Stunes and Michelle Klamerus. Gary also had two step-children Tony (Lori) Bolanos and Teresa (Joe) Hart, five Grandchildren, a sister, Rita Harper, a nephew, Daniel Stunes. A celebration of Gary's life...
View Tribute »

Lynette "Renee" Rosen

January 26, 1964 - May 29, 2015

Lynette "Renee" Rosen, 51, of Iowa City, died Friday, May 29, 2015. No services are being held. Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting with Renee's arrangements.
View Tribute »

Orpha Kempf

April 23, 1916 - May 28, 2015

Orpha Kempf, 99, longtime resident of Iowa City, died Thursday, May 28, 2015, at the Crestview Nursing and Rehab Center in West Branch. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 1, 2015, at the First Mennonite Church in Iowa City. Following the services there will be a time of fellowship and refreshments in the fellowship hall of the church, all are welcome. In lieu of...
View Tribute »

Thomas J. Hickey

April 19, 1924 - May 27, 2015

Thomas J. Hickey, 91, formerly of Bettendorf, and Dubuque, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Funeral Mass will be held at 9:00 AM Saturday, May 30, 2015, at the St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Bettendorf, Iowa. Interment will be held at a later date at the Rock Island Arsenal National Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent for...
View Tribute »

Velma M. Brcka

July 2, 1919 - May 25, 2015

Velma M. Brcka, 95, of Iowa City, died Monday, May 25, 2015 at Briarwood Health Care Center in Iowa City. Funeral mass will be 10 a.m., Friday, May 29, 2015, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Iowa City with the Reverend Steven Witt officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:30-7 p.m., Thursday at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City...
View Tribute »

Elma L. Honn

August 1, 1918 - May 23, 2015

Elma L. Honn, 96 longtime resident of Iowa City died Saturday, May 23, 2015, at the Briarwood Health Care Center in Iowa City. Funeral Services will be held at 1pm Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service, followed by a time of fellowship and refreshments. Burial will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery following the reception. Memorial donations can be made to the First...
View Tribute »

Robert V. Cousins

January 4, 1957 - May 21, 2015

Robert V. "Rob" Cousins, 58 of Cedar Rapids formerly of Iowa City died at his home on Thursday, May 21, 2015, from complications of lung cancer. A gathering for family and friends will be held from 4 to 8 pm Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in his memory. Online condolences may be sent...
View Tribute »

Bradley E. "Brad" Bodell

April 6, 1955 - May 21, 2015

Bradley (Brad) E. Bodell, 60 of Solon died peacefully Thursday, May 21, 2015, at his home surrounded by those he loved. Bradley Eldon Bodell was born April 6, 1955, in Monroe, Michigan, the son of Bernard Eldon Bodell and Elizabeth Ann (Conlisk) Bodell. Following graduation from Monroe High School he pursued a career in funeral services, graduating from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science...
View Tribute »

Darlene M. Nelson

March 17, 1932 - May 15, 2015

Darlene M. Nelson, 83 lifelong resident of this area died Friday, May 15, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at the River Community Church in Iowa City, with burial to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Monday at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. In...
View Tribute »

Misti D. Johnson

April 21, 1969 - May 9, 2015

Misti D. Johnson, 46 of North Liberty, Iowa formerly of Pierre, SD died Saturday, May 9, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics following a six year battle with cancer. Services celebrating Misti's life will be held at 11 am Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the Kirley Hall in Hayes, SD. Misti Danell Jones was born April 21, 1969, in Pierre, SD the daughter of Danny D. Jones and...
View Tribute »

Betty M. Sedlacek

January 15, 1927 - May 9, 2015

Betty M. Sedlacek, 88 of rural Iowa City died Saturday, May 9, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am Thursday, May 14, 2015, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Iowa City (Sunday Parking Ordinance will be in effect for streets near the church). Burial will be at the St. Joseph Cemetery in Iowa City. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm...
View Tribute »

Eric W. Sandberg

December 18, 1946 - May 2, 2015

Eric W. Sandberg, 68, of Coralville, died unexpectedly Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospitals. Eric Warren Sandberg was born December 18, 1946 in Rochester, Minnesota to Marian and Warren Sandberg of Zumbrota, Minnesota where he grew up and graduated from high school in the class of 1964. He graduated with a BS degree in Biology from the University of Minnesota, where he...
View Tribute »

Cooper Ray Burnett

October 31, 2014 - April 28, 2015

Cooper Ray Burnett, infant son of Robert and Lisa (Click) Burnett passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. Cooper Ray was born three months early, on October 31, 2014 at the University of Iowa Hospitals. He was lovingly and compassionately cared for over the last six months by the nurses and doctors of the UIHC NICU. Along with his parents,...
View Tribute »

Austin "Flash" Schroeder

August 13, 1999 - April 28, 2015

Austin "Flash" Schroeder, 15, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, Tuesday morning, April 28, 2015. Fittingly, it was National Superhero Day. Austin maintained an inspiring level of positivity during his year of treatment for lymphoma, and is fondly remembered by thousands in the local community and beyond. Austin is survived by his parents, Craig & Stacy, brother Cody,...
View Tribute »

Kashyap "Kash" Handoo

July 7, 1967 - April 24, 2015

Kashyap Handoo, died unexpectedly, April 24, 2015. He is survived by his wife Nidhi, daughter Raginya, son Kalhan, parents Jawaharlal and Lalita Handoo, parents-in-law Col. Kanwal Krishen and Sneh Qasba, sister Heemal Bhat (Anil), niece Prakriti, nephew Panshul, brother-in-law Rishi Qasba (Ritu), and nephew Rudra. Kash was full of life, always willing to help anyone in need. He had a smile...
View Tribute »

Donald M. Laughlin

April 4, 1921 - April 22, 2015

Donald M. "Don" Laughlin, 94, longtime resident of Iowa City died Wednesday, April 22, 2015, surrounded by his family and under the compassionate care of the Hospice Unit at Mercy Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Iowa City (Sunday Parking Ordinance in effect). Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery where...
View Tribute »

Ruth E. Detweiler

November 30, 1926 - April 21, 2015

Ruth E. Detweiler, 88, formerly of Iowa City, died at her home, Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Brownsville, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2015, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery with a reception to follow at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial...
View Tribute »

Robert L. "Bob" Unzeitig

February 12, 1949 - April 17, 2015

Robert Lee "Bob" Unzeitig, 66, of Iowa City, Iowa, died April 17, 2015. Bob Unzeitig, son of the late Helen and Howard Unzeitig and brother of the late Marilynn Pape, passed away at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his nephew Jeremy and niece Katie of Minneapolis. Bob loved bicycling, listening to music, and entertaining his nephews and...
View Tribute »

Marie Wray Croy

August 16, 1926 - April 16, 2015

Marie (Wray) Croy, 88 of Solon, died Thursday, April 16, 2015, at the Solon Nursing Care Center. Memorial services will be held at 3 pm Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, followed by a reception for family and friends at the funeral home. Visitation will be from 1 pm to service time on Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will take place after the...
View Tribute »

Judith F. "Judy" Franz

September 12, 1947 - April 9, 2015

Judith F. "Judy" Franz, 67 of Iowa City died Thursday, April 9, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Friday, April 17, 2015, at the First Presbyterian Church in Iowa City, with burial at the Oakland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Thursday at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. In lieu of flowers a...
View Tribute »

Lisa M. Crowell

June 24, 1968 - April 9, 2015

Lisa M. Crowell, 46, of North Liberty, formerly of Iowa City, died at her home on Thursday. Memorial services will be held at 3pm Sunday, April 12, 2015, at the First United Methodist Church of North Liberty. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established to assist with the future needs of her two sons. Online condolences can be sent through the web @ www.gayandciha.com. Lisa...
View Tribute »

Arthur "Art" L. Miller

March 12, 1934 - April 5, 2015

Arthur L. "Art" Miller, 81 longtime resident of Oxford died suddenly following Easter Sunrise Services, April 5, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, April 9, 2015, at St. Mary's Auditorium in Oxford. Visitation will be from 4 to 7pm Wednesday at the Oxford Chapel of Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. In lieu of flowers (weeds), memorial donations can be made in...
View Tribute »

Connie S. Naylor

May 17, 1948 - April 4, 2015

Connie Sue Naylor, 66, of Wellman, Iowa, formerly of Lamoni, passed away April 4, 2015 at her home. Connie was born May 17th, 1948. She married her best friend John "Perry" Naylor on August 23rd, 1968 in Osceola, Iowa. Connie was preceded in death by her parents Everett and Helene Vanderflute; husband, Perry John Naylor; sisters, Sharon Wingman and Judy Carolan and brothers, Larry and Jerry...
View Tribute »

Cecil H. Petersen

July 13, 1924 - April 2, 2015

Cecil H. Petersen, recently died in his home in Central City. He had previously lived in Marion for many years. Private family services with burial at St. Joseph Cemetery will be held in Iowa City. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web @ www.gayandciha.com. Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation service is caring for Cecil's family and his arrangements as Cecil had...
View Tribute »

Sally Armstrong

June 15, 1924 - April 2, 2015

Sally Millar Armstrong, 90, died peacefully at home on April 2, 2015, in Kalona, Iowa, after a brief struggle with cancer. Sally was born June 15, 1924, in Marietta, Georgia, the daughter of John Robert Millar and Sallie Samantha (Anderson) Millar of Marietta. She was the youngest of eight children. Sally graduated from Marietta High School in 1941, and attended the University of Alabama,...
View Tribute »

Muriel A. Ward

October 18, 1923 - April 1, 2015

Muriel A. Ward, 91, of Iowa City, formerly of New York, NY, died Wednesday, April 1, 2015 in Iowa City. A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 4, 2015, at St. Paul's Lutheran Chapel (intersection of Jefferson & Market St) in Iowa City. Supporting Muriel's love for animals, memorials in her name can be directed to the Johnson County Humane Society. Muriel's...
View Tribute »

Brandon J. Hamilton

December 14, 1982 - March 30, 2015

Brandon J. Hamilton, 32, of Iowa City, died peacefully Monday, March 30, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics following a courageous battle with his illness. A time to celebrate and reflect on Brandon's life will be held from 5 to 8 pm Thursday, April 2, 2015, at the Moose Lodge #1096 on Highway 6 East, Iowa City. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in his...
View Tribute »

James D. Thomas

January 29, 1947 - March 27, 2015

James D. Thomas, 68 longtime resident of Waterloo-Cedar Falls died Friday, March 27, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Services celebrating Jim's life will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web @ www.gayandciha.com. James Dearl Thomas was born January 29, 1947, in Waterloo, Iowa the son of Robert D. and...
View Tribute »

Roy Lee Yelder

November 30, 1951 - March 27, 2015

Roy Lee Yelder, a longtime area businessman, died this past week of natural causes in his home. A time for family and friends to share Roy's life will be held from 4 – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Gay Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service on Muscatine Avenue. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at the Arrington Funeral Home in Roy's hometown of...
View Tribute »

Arlene J. Schuppan

June 23, 1929 - March 24, 2015

Arlene J. (Cole) Schuppan, 85, of Iowa City, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. A gathering for family and friends will be held from 4-7 p.m., Friday, March 27th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. Arlene was born June 23, 1929 in Sioux City, Iowa; daughter of Arthur W. and Cecil (Smothers) Cole. Her immediate family includes her son, Carl Andrews...
View Tribute »

Mildred A. "Millie" Campion

December 11, 1928 - March 24, 2015

Mildred A. "Millie" Campion, 86, longtime resident of this area died Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at the Lantern Park Nursing and Rehab Center in Coralville. Funeral services will be held at 10:30am Tuesday, March 31, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Services in Iowa City, with burial to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Monday at the funeral...
View Tribute »

Richard Montross , Jr.

July 13, 1944 - March 22, 2015

Richard Montross, 70, of Iowa City died of melanoma, Sunday, March 22, 2015, at Oaknoll Retirement Residence. Memorial services will be held at 3:00 pm Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service, where there will be a time of visitation beginning at 1pm and continuing until services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Richard's memory to the...
View Tribute »

Paul Badibanga

March 1, 1963 - March 21, 2015

Paul Bandibanga, 52, of North Liberty, died Saturday, March 21, 2015, at 6:55 p.m., at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, after he was diagnosed with lung cancer. Paul was born March 1, 1963, in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), son of Jean Badibanga and Nseya Lukoj. He was their second child of nine children (3 sons and 6 daughters.) He earned his high school diploma...
View Tribute »

Robert "Bob" L. Woodburn

May 5, 1927 - March 20, 2015

Robert L. "Bob" Woodburn, life-long resident of Iowa City, died Friday, March 20, 2015 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. A Masonic service will be held 7 p.m., Sunday, March 29th at the Masonic Temple, 312 E. College St. in Iowa City. Visitation will be held Monday, March 30th from 9-11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Iowa City with a memorial service directly following at 11 a.m. In...
View Tribute »

Terry M. Cunningham

March 14, 1953 - March 19, 2015

Terry M. Cunningham, 62, of Iowa City, died peacefully with loved ones at his side, Thursday, March 19th at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. A celebration of Terry's life will be held at one of his favorite places, Uptown Bill's on Saturday, March 28th at 2:30 p.m. Memorials in his name may be directed to Extend the Dream Foundation. Terry M. Cunningham was born March 14,...
View Tribute »

Grace N. Cooper

September 17, 1915 - March 17, 2015

Grace Bradley Cooper, longtime resident of Iowa City, Iowa, passed away Tuesday morning March 17, 2015 after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her husband of 74 years, Kenneth "Pete" Cooper and her son, Frederick L. Cooper. She was 99 years and would have made 100 in September. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Sunday, March 22nd at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Iowa...
View Tribute »

Frank J. Roberts

July 18, 1924 - March 17, 2015

Frank J. Roberts, 90, lifelong resident of Iowa City, died Tuesday, March 17th at Mercy Hospice in Iowa City with his family by his side. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, March 21st at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City where visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m., Friday. Burial with military honors will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City. ...
View Tribute »

Helen J. Gaut

May 9, 1923 - March 14, 2015

Helen J. Gaut, 91 longtime Coralville resident died Saturday, March 14, 2015, at the Lantern Park Nursing and Rehab Center in Coralville. A time celebrating Helen's life will be held from 4 to 7pm Tuesday, March 17th at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, concluding with sharing of memories and stories. Private burial services will be at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Coralville. ...
View Tribute »

Robert P. Durbin

June 29, 1952 - March 11, 2015

Robert P. Durbin, 62, of Clinton, died March 11, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. Robert was born June 29, 1952 in Clinton, Iowa; son of Robert R. and Jeanette (Walsh) Durbin. He is survived by his daughter, Claire Durbin and her mother, Renae Hunt. No public services will be held.
View Tribute »

Michael "Mike" R. Langford

October 6, 1941 - March 10, 2015

Michael R. "Mike" Langford, 73 of Iowa City, formerly of Washington, Iowa died Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at Mercy Hospital under the compassionate care of the Hospice Unit. Masonic Memorial Services will be held at 5pm Saturday, March 14, 2015, conducted by the Grand Lodge of Iowa at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Memorial services will be held at 5:30pm Saturday at the...
View Tribute »

Linda L. McAdam

November 12, 1947 - March 10, 2015

Linda L. McAdam, 67, of rural Tiffin, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Friday, March 20, 2015, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, with burial to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Thursday, March 19 at the funeral home. Linda was an animal...
View Tribute »

Bonnie Belle Barenz

August 16, 1930 - March 8, 2015

Bonnie B Barenz, age 84, passed away on March 8, 2015. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Gay and Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, where a service will be held at 7pm concluding the evening. Entombment will take place at the Memory Gardens Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Bonnie's memory. Born Bonnie Belle...
View Tribute »

Lawrence "Larry" Calkins

January 12, 1923 - March 7, 2015

Lawrence A. (Larry) Calkins, 92, died peacefully at Windmill Manor in Coralville on Saturday, March 7, 2015. A celebration of life will be held on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 10:30 at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 11th. from 4 to7pm at the funeral home. A memorial fund for the family's use has been established. Online...
View Tribute »

Dorothy I. Albrecht

October 29, 1927 - March 7, 2015

Dorothy I. Albrecht, 87, of North Liberty and Key Colony Beach, Florida, died Saturday, March 7, 2015 at South Miami Hospital in Florida. A funeral service will be held 12 pm Saturday, March 14th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City with visitation Saturday from 10 am until the service at noon. Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers...
View Tribute »

Gene A. Hora

October 2, 1929 - March 5, 2015

Gene A. Hora, 85, of Tiffin, passed away, March 5, 2015 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Gene was born October 2, 1929 in Clutier, Iowa; son of George and Lillian (Mareda) Hora. He graduated from Clutier Public School in 1947 and worked at Hartwig Motors in Clutier until joining the Marine Corps in 1950 during the Korean War, serving as a radio operator. He was honorably discharged in 1953...
View Tribute »

Harold W. "Hal" Koch

May 19, 1922 - March 5, 2015

Harold W. "Hal" Koch, 92, formerly of Iowa City, Died Thursday, March 5, 2015, at New Aldaya Lifescapes in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Iowa City, where there will be a time of visitation one hour prior to the services. A reception will follow services at the church. Private family graveside services will...
View Tribute »

Kamalendu "Kanu" Chatterjee

March 1, 1934 - March 4, 2015

Dr. Kamalendu K. "Kanu" Chatterjee, 81, of Coralville, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City as a result of pancreatic cancer. Services will be held at a later time in Colfax, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name can be directed to the University of Iowa Foundation for the Cardiovascular Fellowship Fund or the University of...
View Tribute »

Diane Marie Englert

July 3, 1951 - March 2, 2015

Diane Marie Englert, 63, of Oxford, died at her home, Monday, March 2, 2015, Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Thursday, March 5, 2015, at the Oxford Chapel of Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. No other services are planned. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to support her grandchildren's education in the future. Online condolences may be sent for her family through...
View Tribute »

Joan K. Bell

July 28, 1943 - March 1, 2015

Joan K. Bell, 71 died at her home, surrounded by her family on Sunday, March 1, 2015. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. Private family graveside services will be held at Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent in Joan's memory for Iowa City Hospice. Joan Kay Bell was born...
View Tribute »

Diane D. Berger

January 20, 1937 - February 26, 2015

Diane D. Berger, 78, longtime resident of the Coralville area died Thursday, February 26, 2015, at the Windmill Manor Care Center in Coralville. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 pm Saturday, February 28, 2015, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held at 2pm Sunday, March 1, 2015, at the Powell Funeral Home in Wellman, Iowa, where there will be a...
View Tribute »

1 of 100 Recent Obituaries View More »

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service
2720 Muscatine Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240 map it

View Phone Number
View Fax Number
Email Us
View Website

flowers logo
Flowers»

Iowa City Area Florists.

Tributes.com Partner