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Our Obituaries

Diane Marie Englert

July 3, 1951 - March 2, 2015

Diane Marie Englert, 61 of Oxford, died at her home, Monday, March 2, 2015, Services are pending at this time. Check back soon for a complete obituary.
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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.
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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...
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Kim Carl Berridge

February 24, 2015

Kim Carl Berridge, 60, of rural Solon and formerly of Des Moines died Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City with refreshments and fellowship following the services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Solon Fire Department or...
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Dorothy H. Brown

August 5, 1925 - February 22, 2015

Dorothy H. Brown, 89, longtime resident of Iowa City, died Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the Solon Nursing Care Center. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Thursday, February 26th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City with visitation from 4-7 p.m., Wednesday. Burial will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Memorials in Dorothy's name can be made to Iowa City Hospice. ...
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Melville L. "Mel" Webster

May 16, 1937 - February 20, 2015

Melville L. "Mel" Webster, 77 of Iowa City walked off into the sunset on Friday, February 20, 2015. Melville Louis Webster was born May 16, 1937, in Chicago, IL the son of Millard and Myrtle Webster. Following graduation from Dixon, IL High School he served in the United States Air Force. On June 24, 1961, he married Joyce Lee Wolfe in Milwaukee, WI. Then attended Milwaukee School of...
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Janice R. "Jan" Moss

May 21, 1923 - February 19, 2015

Janice R. "Jan" Moss, 91 longtime resident of the Iowa City area, died Thursday, February 19, 2015, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held at 3pm Sunday, February 22, 2015, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service, where there will be a time of visitation beginning at 1 pm and also following the services. Private interment services will be held at Memory Gardens...
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Miriam R. Seidman

July 20, 1918 - February 16, 2015

Miriam R. Seidman died peacefully on Monday, Feb. 16th, at Mercy Hospice, Iowa City, surrounded by her family. Miriam was born July 20, 1918, Bronx, NY, the middle daughter of Louis and Jenny Rosen. In 1937 she married Bernard Seidman, and they had two children. Following a divorce, in 1950, Miriam moved to Miami Beach, FL, with the two children. She was a single parent working and managing...
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Nicholas Kyne Pressley

December 30, 1983 - February 15, 2015

Nicholas Kyne Pressley, died suddenly at his home Sunday, February 15, 2015, he was 31 years old. Nicholas was a member of both the Iowa City and Cedar Rapids communities. Funeral services will be held at high noon, Saturday, February 21, 2015, at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City with visitation one hour prior to the service. A potluck meal will follow the service at...
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Matthias D. Ross

February 12, 2015 - February 12, 2015

Matthias David Ross was born an angel on February 12, 2015 to parents Nathan and Stacy Ross in Kalamazoo, MI. Matthias David is our 'gift from God' and 'beloved' by everyone who knew him. Matthias' family was blessed with time to meet him. He was held by his mommy, daddy, and grandparents, loved by his curious big brother Wyatt, prayed for by family and friends, and told repeatedly how much...
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Sylvia Tolander

October 7, 1930 - February 12, 2015

Sylvia (Cohen) Tolander, 84 of Iowa City, died Thursday, February 12, 2015, at Pioneer Park Care Center in Lone Tree. Sylvia was born: October 7, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York. She raised her family on a farm near Olds, Iowa from 1960 until the mid-1980's. Her family includes her children, Gregory Tolander (Janet) of Plymouth, MN; Aaron Tolander (Shari) of Winfield, IA; Stuart Tolander ...
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Alvin L. "Tiny" Westlake

June 15, 1928 - February 11, 2015

Alvin "Tiny" L. Westlake, 86, of Lone Tree, died Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at the SimpsonMemorial Home in West Liberty. Funeral services will be held at 10 am Monday, February 16, 2015, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City where visitation will be held from 2 to 5 pm on Sunday. A memorial fund has been established to support the future education needs of Tiny's great...
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Dorothy R. Mossman

September 1, 1915 - February 10, 2015

Dorothy R. Mossman, 99, longtime resident of Iowa City, died Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at the Oaknoll Retirement Residence. Funeral services will be held at 3pm Saturday, February 14, 2015, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service, with burial to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City. Visitation will be from 1 pm Saturday until services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers...
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Virgil W. Michel

May 8, 1917 - February 10, 2015

Virgil W. Michel, 97, lifetime Johnson County farmer, died peacefully Tuesday, February 10, 2015, on his farm, the place he loved! Visitation will be on Sunday, February 15, 2015, at the St. Mary's Auditorium in Oxford from 1 to 3pm, a service will begin at 3pm, with burial to follow at the Oak Hill Cemetery near Tiffin. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in his memory...
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Ruby I. Potter

April 13, 1939 - February 7, 2015

Ruby I. Potter, 75, of Oxford, died Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, February 11th at the Oxford United Methodist Church. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3-7 at the church. Memorials in Ruby's name can be made to Iowa City Hospice or the Salvation Army. Ruby Irene Smith was born April 13, 1939 in Iowa City; daughter...
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Raymond E. Cambridge

October 1, 1931 - February 7, 2015

Raymond E. Cambridge, 83, of North Liberty, passed away at home, Saturday, February 7, 2015 with his family at his side. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Friday, February 13th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City with visitation Thursday from 4-7 at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Oakland Cemetery in Solon. Memorials can be directed to the Ray...
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Carroll R. Lust

November 18, 1933 - February 5, 2015

Carroll R. Lust, 81, longtime resident of Iowa City, died Thursday, February 5, 2015 at Mercy Hospital under the compassionate care of Hospice with family by his side. Carroll Roger Lust was born November 18, 1933, in rural Jasper County, Iowa the son of Leland Carroll and Ruth Bain (Wheeler) Lust. He attended schools in Newton, graduating from Newton High School in 1952. He then enrolled at...
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Howard W. DeWild

July 16, 1941 - February 5, 2015

Howard W. DeWild, 73, of Coralville, formerly of Allison, Iowa went to be with the Lord Thursday, February 5, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Thursday, February 12th at Parkview Evangelical Free Church in Iowa City with visitation from 4-7 p.m., Wednesday at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Memorials in Howard...
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Frederick P. Heston

April 19, 1938 - February 4, 2015

Frederick "Fred" Paul Heston, 76, of Cape Coral, Florida died Wednesday February 4th, 2015 while at Cape Coral Hope Hospice. A memorial service celebrating Fred's life will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, May 30th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Fred was born on April 19th, 1938 to Florence E. and Arthur P. Heston in Keokuk, IA. Fred graduated from Keokuk High...
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Wilma K Schaeckenbach

April 9, 1919 - January 30, 2015

Wilma "Kathy" Schaeckenbach, 95, of Iowa City, died Friday, January 30, 2015, at Mercy Hospital under the compassionate care of the Hospice staff. Kathy moved to Iowa City from California in 2006 to be near her son and his family. In California she was a school teacher for many years. Her family includes her son, Andrew and his wife, Teresa Schaeckenbach; her grandchildren, Annie, Jake,...
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Dorothy A. Schottelius

October 9, 1927 - January 27, 2015

Dr. Dorothy A. Schottelius died Tuesday, January27, 2015, at Oaknoll Retirement Residence where she has resided for the past three years. Dorothy was born in Lohrville, Iowa the youngest of nine children born to Lawson David and Lillie Mary (Tilley) Dickey. She grew up on a farm in the area and attended country school before going to the Lake City Schools, where she excelled and read...
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David A. Norbeck

April 20, 1961 - January 23, 2015

David Andrew Norbeck, 53, of 800 W. Benton St., Iowa City, passed away January 23, 2015 following a sudden illness. A time of visitation will take place from 10-11 am, Saturday, January 31st with a funeral service starting at 11 at First Christian Church in Coralville. A time of fellowship will immediately follow the service. Family committal services will take place at Oakland Cemetery in...
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Ann Hunter

July 26, 1930 - January 22, 2015

Ann Hunter joined her ancestors Thursday January 22nd, after complications from heart failure. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 28, from 3 to 5pm at Gay and Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service, where a funeral service will begin at 5pm. Private family burial at Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart...
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Hung-shu Hu

September 1, 1935 - January 22, 2015

Hu Hung-shu, Professor Emeritus, The University of Iowa, an internationally known artist, with over a thousand paintings, countless sculptures, and a multitude of public art pieces around the world, passed away January 22, from complications of a brain hemorrhage. Born in Shanghai, China in 1935, his family immigrated to Taiwan in 1949. After graduating from National Cheng Kung University with a...
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Earl W. "Bill" Barnes Jr

July 15, 1950 - January 21, 2015

Earl W. "Bill" Barnes Jr., died Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals. Bill was born July 15, 1950, in Iowa City; son of Elsie (Krogh) and Earl W. Barnes Sr. He attended Horace Mann, Central Jr. High and graduated from Iowa City High School with the class of '69. He was a radio operator for the Iowa City Police Department, a graduate of the Iowa Law Enforcement...
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Lucy Depos Pantazis

May 27, 1921 - January 20, 2015

Lucy Pantazis, 93, formerly of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at Iowa City Mercy Hospital under the skilled and compassionate care of Hospice. Lucy Depos was born May 27, 1921, in Karasovo, Greece, the daughter of James S. and Georgia (Xathelis) Depos. Her family moved to the United States residing in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, where she graduated from high...
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Mary J. Kramer

January 20, 2015

Mary J. Kramer, 93 longtime Coralville resident died peacefully Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at Windmill Manor Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Friday, January 23, 2015, at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Iowa City, with burial to follow at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Coralville. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Thursday at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. In...
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June M. Putnam

January 5, 1963 - January 16, 2015

June Putnam, 52, formerly of Cedar Rapids died Friday, January 16, 2015, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Tama. Visitation will be from 11 am -1 pm Saturday, January 24th with a memorial service starting at 1 p.m. at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Memorial contributions can be made to the June Putnam Memorial Fund. June Marie Putnam was...
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Clark M. Cox

July 12, 1932 - January 16, 2015

Clark M. Cox, 82 of Coralville, longtime resident of the Iowa City area died Friday, January 16, 2015, at his home following months of declining health. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Iowa City, followed by a reception for family and friends at the church. Visitation will be from 4 to 7pm Monday at Gay & Ciha Funeral...
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Mary Graf Reddick

June 21, 1918 - January 12, 2015

Mary Graf Reddick, 96, lifelong resident of Iowa City, died Monday, January 12, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Monday, January 19, 2015, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Burial will take place following services in the Old Section of St. Joseph Cemetery in Iowa City. Memorial donations can be made in her memory to St. Mary's Catholic Church in Iowa...
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Nancy P Seiberling

May 6, 1917 - January 12, 2015

Nancy P. Seiberling, 97, longtime resident of Iowa City, died Monday, January 12, 2015. Nancy deeded her body to the University of Iowa - Department of Anatomy. Memorial services are pending at this time. A biography of Nancy's life can be found at www.nancyseiberling.org. Memorials in her memory can be made to Project Green (Civic Center, 410 E. Washington, Iowa City, IA 52240) or the Bur...
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Mabel R. Hoefer

June 16, 1919 - January 10, 2015

Mabel Rose Hoefer, 95, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 10, 2015, surrounded by family at the home of her daughter in Jonesboro, GA. A celebration of her life will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, January 17, 2015, at Parkview Church in Iowa City. Visitation will be on Friday, January 16, from 4:00 to 7:30pm at Parkview Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to...
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Stanley C. Johnson, Jr.

August 29, 1921 - January 9, 2015

Stanley C. Johnson Jr., 93, of Iowa City and formerly of Dekalb, Illinois, passed away Friday, January 9, 2015 at Atrium Village in Hills, Iowa. No public services are planned. Family graveside services will take place at Arlington National Cemetery where military honors will be rendered. Memorial contributions can be made to Iowa City Hospice or Atrium Village in Hills. Stanley...
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Wayne A. Hull

September 11, 1964 - January 9, 2015

Wayne Allen Hull, 50, lifelong resident of the Iowa City area died unexpectedly Friday, January 9, 2015, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 6pm Monday, January 12, 2015, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. There will be a time of visitation beginning at 3pm Monday until the services. Following the service family and friends are gathering at the Coralville...
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Larry G. Sgontz

March 11, 1936 - January 7, 2015

Larry G. Sgontz, 78, former professor of Economics at the University of Iowa died Wednesday, January 7, 2015, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held at 1pm Sunday, January 11, 2015, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web @ www.gayandciha.com...
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Alda Mae Hightshoe

January 8, 1923 - January 5, 2015

Alda Mae Hightshoe, 91, longtime resident of Iowa City, died Monday, January 5, 2015, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Monday, January 12, 2015, at Zion Lutheran Church in Iowa City, where there will be a time of visitation one hour prior to the services and following the services during a luncheon at the church. Burial will be at Memory Gardens...
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Maris E. Snider

July 21, 1929 - January 5, 2015

Maris Evelyn Snider peacefully went to the light, Monday, January 5, 2015, to meet her Lord surrounded by caregivers, friends, and her son, Bob. Being the independent loving person she was, she directed her care as she transitioned from this life to the next in paradise. Funeral services will be held 3 pm Thursday, January 8, 2015, at Gay & Ciha Funeral Home with the Reverend Harold Schutte...
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Reed M. Morgan

June 23, 1977 - January 4, 2015

Reed M. Morgan, 37, of North Liberty, died Sunday, January 4, 2015 following his battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Friday, January 9, 2015 at First Presbyterian Church in Cedar Rapids (310 5th Street, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401) where a visitation will take place Thursday from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the "Reed Morgan Memorial...
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Gladys I. Moore

September 5, 1914 - January 2, 2015

Gladys I. Moore died peacefully in her sleep on January 2, 2015. Gladys I. Moore was born September 5, 1914, in Audubon, Iowa. Her parents were Ralph C. Lacy and Katherine Petersen. They were farmers. Gladys graduated from Audubon High School in 1933 and completed training for a teacher's certificate. As a young woman she cared for her grandparents' Lacy. When married she cared for her...
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Loren C. Maas

February 25, 1933 - December 31, 2014

Dr. Loren Charles Maas passed away on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at his home with his family and friends around him. Loren was born February 25, 1933, to Carl and Minna (Newkirk) Maas at South Amana, Iowa. His childhood was spent on the family farm where he developed a long standing love of animals that later became his profession. He graduated from Marengo High School and was active...
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Dr. John E. Kasik

August 9, 1927 - December 31, 2014

Dr. John E. Kasik, 87, former Chief of Staff at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Iowa City and Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa, died Wednesday, December 31, 2014, from complications of Parkinson's disease. John E. Kasik was born August 9, 1927, in Chicago, the son of Joseph and Anna (Gilbertson) Kasik. He served in the United States Navy during WWII. He...
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J. Lynn Stoll

April 4, 1941 - December 29, 2014

J. Lynn Stoll, 73 of rural Atalissa died Monday, December 29, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held at 6 pm Friday, January 2, 2015, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. There will be a time of visitation one hour prior to the services and a time of fellowship following the services at the...
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Mary J. Winnie

September 11, 1919 - December 26, 2014

Mary Jane Winnie passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 26, following a lovely day celebrating Christmas with family. Mary was born Mary Jane Hunter in Lorimer, IA on September 11, 1919. She often said she had an almost idyllic childhood, despite living through the depression. One of the highlights of her early years was learning to drive the family coupe, one of the only girls in...
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David F. Galeano

October 14, 1991 - December 25, 2014

David Felipe Galeano, passed away at 4:24 am on Thursday the 25th. He was 23 years old. As a student at the University of Iowa, he studied German. He was trilingual and worldly, having lived in all of Colombia, Germany, and the United States, and later becoming a U.S. citizen. He also studied biology for a time, taking great interest in and having a deep respect for the sciences. David loved...
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Roy A. Olson

December 13, 1925 - December 24, 2014

Roy A. Olson, 89, Oxford area farmer died Wednesday, December 24, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Sunday, December 28, 2014, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. There will be a time of refreshments and fellowship following the services. A memorial fund has been established in Roy's memory. Roy Arlo...
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William L. "Bill" Miller

August 3, 1939 - December 24, 2014

William "Bill" Miller, 75 of Iowa City died at his home, Wednesday, December 24, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, December 27, 2014, at the Faith Baptist Church (1251 Village Road, Iowa City). Following the luncheon at the at the church, burial will take place in the Overman Cemetery in Atalissa, IA. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Bill's...
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Michael J. "Mike" Frese

April 2, 1971 - December 23, 2014

Michael J. Frese, 43 of rural Oxford died Tuesday, December 23, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City following his courageous fight against cancer. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Friday, December 26, 2014, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oxford, with visitation from 9am until services at the church. Burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Oxford. In lieu of flowers a memorial...
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Daryl O. Burkett

May 14, 1927 - December 22, 2014

Daryl O. Burkett, 87, longtime Iowa City, resident died Monday, December 22, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Memorial services will be held next May to be announced. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web @ www.gayandciha.com. Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service is caring for Daryl's family and his arrangements. Daryl's family includes a daughter and her...
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Donald H. Saxton

July 7, 1939 - December 20, 2014

Donald H."Don" Saxton, 75, lifelong resident and former mayor of Oxford, died Saturday, December 20, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics following a sudden illness. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, December 27, 2014, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oxford, where visitation will be from 4 to 7pm Friday with a Knights of Columbus Rosary at 4pm. In lieu of...
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Dale D. Harker

June 11, 1931 - December 17, 2014

Dale D. Harker, 83, lifetime resident of Oxford, died Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City following a short illness. Funeral services will be held at 11 am Saturday, December 20, 2014, at the St. Mary's Auditorium in Oxford, with burial with Military Honors to follow at the Oxford Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Friday at St. Mary's Auditorium. Memorial...
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Lloyd A. Johnson

February 3, 1951 - December 12, 2014

Lloyd A. Johnson, 63, of Iowa City, died Friday, December 12, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Visitation will be held from 9:30-11 a.m., Monday, December 15th with a time of remembrance starting at 11 at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Memorials in Lloyd's memory can be made to the Lloyd Johnson Memorial Fund. Lloyd Alfred Johnson was born February 3, 1951,...
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James E. "Jim" Leiser

July 25, 1935 - December 9, 2014

James E. "Big Jim" Leiser, 79, of Iowa City, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, December 9, 2014, in Las Vegas, NV. Jim was born July 25, 1935, in Sumner, Iowa, the son of Joseph and Beverly (House) Leiser. His family moved to Cedar Rapids where he graduated from Wilson High School. On August 23, 1953, he was united in marriage to Janet M. Dumond. The couple lived in Cedar Rapids until moving to...
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Robert P. Frees

January 22, 1943 - December 6, 2014

Robert P. Frees, 71 of rural Wellman, formerly of Oxford died Saturday, December 6, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. A gathering of family and friends for a potluck will be held beginning at 6pm Wednesday, December 10th. at the Oxford American Legion. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established and donations can be sent to his family or the funeral home. Online condolences...
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Robert C. "Bob" Wood

July 29, 1924 - December 3, 2014

Robert C. "Bob" Wood, 90 of North Liberty, died at his home on Wednesday, December 3, 2014. Private family services and burial has taken place at Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City. Memorial donations can be made in Bob's memory to Iowa City Hospice. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web @ www.gayandciha.com. Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service is caring for Bob's...
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Helen B. Brom

March 27, 1918 - November 30, 2014

Helen Betty Brom, age 96, peacefully went to be with her Lord & Savior on Sunday, November 30th at the University of Iowa Hospital. Helen was born on March 27, 1918 in Grand Junction, Colorado to Benjamin & Clela Brom. Raised in Newton, Iowa, Helen graduated from Newton High School in 1936. She graduated from the University of Iowa and worked at Hospital School (now known as The Center For...
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Carlo Po

September 6, 1922 - November 28, 2014

Carlo Po, 92, of Iowa City, passed away November 28th, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City under the compassionate care of their Hospice unit. In following Carlo's desires, he gifted his body to the University of Iowa Anatomy Program and also helped others through the gift of donation with the Iowa Lions Eye Bank. A celebration of Carlo's life will take place at a later time. Memorials in...
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Mina L. Emde

February 17, 1935 - November 26, 2014

Our beloved mother, Mina Emde, a long-time Iowa City resident, passed away in Fresno California on November 26, 2014, after an extended illness. She was born on February 17, 1935, in Farmington, Iowa to Glenn and Nellie Lowery. Her family, including three sisters and two brothers, later moved to Iowa City. She attended City High School, graduating in 1952. Mina married her high school...
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Alice Laura Wade

August 28, 1931 - November 26, 2014

Alice L. Wade, 83 of Coralville died Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at her home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 1, 2014, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Iowa City, with burial to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Iowa City Hospice. ...
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Charles O. "Chad" Barker

June 28, 1947 - November 24, 2014

Charles O. "Chad" Barker 67 of Coralville, died Monday, November 24, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Memorial services will be held at 12:30 pm Sunday, December 7, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church in North Liberty. Memorial donations can be given in his memory to the church. Online condolences may be sent for his family and friends through the web @ www.gayandciha.com. Gay &...
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Gertrude R. Janssen

February 9, 1920 - November 24, 2014

Gertrude Janssen, 94, a longtime resident of Tiffin died Monday, November 24, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Born Gertrude Rosalia Gau, February 9, 1920, in Geddes, South Dakota, the daughter of Chrysant and Anna (Breidenbach) Gau. Her parents were farmers, and as a teenager she worked outside the home, earning money for the household. Hard work would come to define her life. She...
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Marie E. Schmeichel

May 16, 1909 - November 23, 2014

Marie E. Schmeichel, 105, of Iowa City, died Sunday, November 23, 2014. Funeral services will be held 4 p.m., Sunday, November 30th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City with a time of visitation beginning at 3 pm until the service. Family entombment will take place later at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Memorials in Marie's name can be made to the American Diabetes...
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Rebecca R. Bixler

December 31, 1927 - November 22, 2014

Rebecca R. Bixler, 86 of Iowa City died Saturday, November 22, 2014, at the Oaknoll Retirement Residence in Iowa City. Memorial services will be held at 10 am Saturday, November 29, 2014, at the First Mennonite Church in Iowa City, where visitation will be one hour prior to the services. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the web @ www.gayandciha.com. Rebecca Ruth Troyer...
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Shirley M. Miller

July 11, 1929 - November 22, 2014

Shirley M. Miller, 85, of Coralville, died Saturday, November 22, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, November 29, 2014, at Christ The King Lutheran Church in Iowa City with the Reverend Connie Spitzack officiating. Burial will be at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Coralville. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Friday at Gay & Ciha Funeral and...
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Shelton E. Adams

June 28, 1961 - November 21, 2014

Shelton E. Adams, 53, of Iowa City died Friday, November 21, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Services are pending at this time, but the family is anticipating a memorial service in the Spring.
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Denise M. Deacon

May 1, 1955 - November 20, 2014

Denise M. Deacon, 59, of Iowa City died suddenly, Thursday, November 20, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Memorial services will be held at 6:30 pm Monday, November 24, 2014, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service, where visitation will be after 4 pm Monday until services. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Denise's memory. Online...
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Lawrence C. "Larry" See

July 3, 1945 - November 17, 2014

Lawrence "Larry" C. See, 69 formerly of the Iowa City area, died Monday, November 17, 2014, at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Friday, November 21, 2014, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service, where visitation will be from 9:30 am until services on Friday at the funeral home. Burial with Military Honors will be held at the Oakland...
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Dorothy E. Russell

April 20, 1921 - November 15, 2014

Dorothy E. Russell, 93, lifetime resident of Iowa City, died Saturday, November 15, 2014, at the Lone Tree Health Care Center. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m., Thursday, November 20th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City where visitation will take place from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be at Ridgewood Cemetery in North Liberty. Dorothy Ellen Crossett was...
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Gerald T. "Gerry" Kaefring

April 21, 1946 - November 14, 2014

Gerald "Gerry" Kaefring, 68, of lifelong resident of Cosgrove, died at his home, Friday, November 14, 2014. Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m., Tuesday, November 18th at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Cosgrove where a visitation will be held Monday from 3-7 p.m. with a vigil service at 7. Burial with military honors, provided by the Oxford American Legion, will follow mass at St. Peter's...
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Dwight R. Gardner

January 27, 1926 - November 13, 2014

Dwight Russell Gardner, 88, of rural Iowa City passed away Thursday, November 13, 2014 at Crestview Nursing and Rehab Center in West Branch. A time of visitation will be held 9 a.m. Wednesday, November 26th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City with burial to follow at Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City. Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to the American Legion...
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Kathleen A. MacTaggart

August 4, 1926 - November 11, 2014

On the afternoon of November 11, 2014, Kathleen A. MacTaggart of North Liberty, IA, passed away peacefully of natural causes. Kathleen was comforted by family members at the Lantern Park Nursing home in Coralville, Iowa, at the time of her passing. Kathleen was born on Aug 4, 1926, in a farmhouse in rural Hills IA, the daughter of Phillip Altmaier and Florence (Freswick) Altmaier. She...
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Ardis Ellen Barnhart

November 10, 2014

Ardis Ellen Barnhart, 78, of rural West Branch, died Monday, November 10, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held at 10 am Friday, November 14, 2014, at the Springdale United Methodist Church, with burial to follow at the Friends Cemetery in Springdale. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 pm Thursday at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Memorial...
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Edna M. Carpenter Booker

November 23, 1920 - November 8, 2014

Edna M. Carpenter Booker, 93, longtime resident of the Iowa City area, died Saturday, November 8, 2014, at the Lantern Park Nursing and Rehab Center in Coralville. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Gay and Ciha Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held in Iowa City at the Parkview Evangelical Free Church on November 15 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Steve...
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Maureen Olsen

December 4, 1941 - November 7, 2014

Maureen Olsen, 72, of Iowa City, died Friday, November 7, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Alice Maureen Wolfe was born December 4, 1941, in Davenport, Iowa; the daughter of James E. and Alice (Heath) Wolfe. She graduated from Lost Nation High School in 1959, and then attended Creighton University and the University of Iowa, graduating with her BS degree in...
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Roland E. Pederson

July 25, 1919 - November 4, 2014

Roland E. Pederson, 95, of Coralville, died Tuesday, November 4, 2014, at Lantern Park Care Center in Coralville. In accordance with Roland's wishes, no public services will be held. Memorials in Roland's memory may be sent to Iowa City Hospice. Roland Eugene Pederson was born July 25, 1919, in Iowa City; son of Andrew and Christina (Miller) Pederson. He attended school in the Tiffin area...
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Samuel Paul Popejoy

October 22, 2014 - November 3, 2014

Samuel Paul Popejoy, twelve day old child of Cory and Sandra Popejoy of Tiffin, died unexpectantly Monday, November 3, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held at 10 am Friday, November 7, 2014, at High Point City Church @ 4187 Landon Avenue SW, Iowa City, with burial to follow at the Oak Hill Cemetery near Tiffin. There will be a time...
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Jimmy E. Allen

April 7, 1940 - November 1, 2014

Jimmy E. Allen, 74, of Iowa City, died November 1, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. In accordance with Jimmy's wishes, no public services will be held. His cremated remains will be buried privately at a later time in the New Virginia Cemetery, alongside his wife, Beverly, who passed away earlier this year. Jimmy was born April 7, 1940; the son of Everett and Alta (Elliot) Allen. He...
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Grace R. Olmsted

May 9, 1925 - November 1, 2014

Mrs. Grace Rosalie Olmsted, age 89, passed away on November 1, 2014, after several months of declining cardiopulmonary health. Mrs. Olmsted was born on May 9, 1925 on a farm near West Chester, Iowa. Her farming family of Scottish ancestry helped form her personal principles of; "live your faith, education being the best investment, hard work to produce good health, and love of family." ...
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Kenneth H. Schultz

July 30, 1946 - October 29, 2014

Kenneth H. Schultz, 68, of Coralville, died at his home on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. A time for family and friends to remember Ken will be held from 4 to 7 pm Monday, November 3, 2014, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Private family graveside services with Military Honors provided will be held at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent for his...
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Anthony "Tony" Frey

November 19, 1937 - October 29, 2014

Anthony "Tony" Frey, 76, of Iowa City died peacefully at his home, Wednesday, October 29, 2014, surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held at 4pm Monday, November 3, 2014, at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Iowa City. Visitation will be from 4 to 7pm Sunday at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. A memorial fund has been established with proceeds to be given to the...
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Richard A. "Dick" Stockman

July 2, 1946 - October 22, 2014

Richard A. "Dick" Stockman, 68, of rural Oxford, died Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at his home. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 am Monday, October 27, 2014, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oxford, with burial to follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday from 2 to 6 pm at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, and on Monday after 9 am until services at...
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Evelyn E. Schwarz

October 25, 1930 - October 21, 2014

Evelyn E. Schwarz, 83, of Iowa City, passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. Evelyn was born on October 25, 1930, at home in Oelwein, IA, to Rexford and Elise (Scheckel) Payton. She was baptized and confirmed in the First Presbyterian Church in Oelwein. Evelyn graduated from Oelwein High School in 1948. She was united in marriage to Allen Schwarz on November 20, 1951, at the First...
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Hazel F. Capps

February 8, 1911 - October 19, 2014

Hazel F. Capps, 103, lifetime area resident died Sunday, October 19, 2014, at the Windmill Manor Care Center in Coralville. Rebekah memorial services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, with burial to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services and during the reception at the...
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David Ross Carson

December 8, 1947 - October 17, 2014

David R. Carson, 66 of rural Solon went to be with our Lord on Friday, October 17, 2014, after a lengthy struggle with congestive heart failure.. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Solon with the Reverend Timothy Sheedy officiating. There will be a time of visitation at the church one hour prior to the Mass and following the...
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Joan M. Cox

June 10, 1920 - October 16, 2014

Joan M. Cox, 94 lifelong resident of Johnson County died peacefully under the compassionate care of Iowa City Hospice and the staff of Lantern Park Nursing and Rehab Center on Thursday, October 16, 2014. Private family services will be held at a later date with burial to take place at Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Joan's memory to Iowa...
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Carl H. Jens

August 15, 1935 - October 13, 2014

Carl H. Jens, 79, longtime Iowa City resident and former teacher, died Monday, October 13, 2014, at Mercy Hospital under the compassionate care of the Hospice Unit. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am Monday, October 20, 2014, at St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Iowa City. A reception will follow the services, followed by burial at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from...
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Fredine Branson

April 6, 1931 - October 9, 2014

Fredine McBryde Branson, 83, of Iowa City, died on October 9, 2014 at Oaknoll Retirement Residence from complications of Parkinson's disease. Fredine was a native of Alabama (born on Apr. 6, 1931 in rural Rose Hill, AI), but a resident of Iowa City for the last 51 years, where she and her husband of 59 years, Civil Engineering Professor Dan Branson, raised their two children, Kathy Branson and...
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Lloyd L. Pelling

November 3, 1924 - October 8, 2014

Lloyd Lawrence Pelling, age 89, of Stuart Florida, and formerly of Iowa City, Iowa, passed away peacefully from natural causes on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. Lloyd was born on November 3, 1924, in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Ruth and Lloyd Lawrence Pelling, Sr. Lloyd earned both a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering (summa cum laude) and a Master's of Business Administration from...
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Patrick E. Flanegan

March 21, 1956 - October 5, 2014

Patrick E. Flanegan, 58, of Iowa City, died Sunday, October 5th at the University of Iowa Hospitals. A gathering for family and friends will be held from 4-6 pm, Thursday, October 9th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Following the visitation Thursday there will be a celebration of Pat's life beginning at 6:30 pm at the Iowa City American Legion.
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Shawn Alan Platt

August 1, 1966 - October 3, 2014

Shawn A. Platt, 48 of Iowa City died at Friday, October 3, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics due to health complications. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at Good News Bible Church in Iowa City. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm Monday at the church. Burial will be at the Unity Cemetery in rural Johnson County following services. In...
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Della Hartvigsen

April 30, 1934 - October 2, 2014

Della Hartvigsen, 80, of Coralville passed away October 2nd at her home at 734 13th Avenue. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 pm Sunday at Gay & Ciha Funeral Home in Iowa City. Funeral services will be at 1:30 pm Monday, October 6, 2014, at the Parkview Evangelical Free Church in Iowa City, where a reception will follow services prior to burial at Oak Hill Cemetery in Coralville. In lieu of...
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Mary Jo Villhauer

October 27, 1942 - September 29, 2014

Mary Jo Villhauer, 71, of Iowa City, died Monday, September 29, 2014, at the Solon Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral services will be held at 7pm Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service, where visitation will be from 3pm until services on Wednesday. Burial will be at Cedar Memorial Cemetery in Cedar Rapids on Thursday. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can...
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Loren R. Forbes

January 29, 1936 - September 24, 2014

Loren R. Forbes, 78, of North Liberty, lifetime Johnson County Resident, died suddenly at his home, Wednesday, September 24, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Monday, September 29, 2014, at Gay and Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, with burial to follow at Ridgewood Cemetery in North Liberty. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 pm Sunday at the funeral home. A...
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Joseph L. "Roy" Evans

July 20, 1928 - September 23, 2014

Joseph "Roy" Evans, 86, of Iowa City, died Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at Briarwood Care Center. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Monday, September 29th at the Coralville United Methodist Church with visitation from 4-7 p.m., Sunday at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Burial with military honors will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Joseph LeRoy Evans was...
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Joseph Macri

January 7, 1919 - September 23, 2014

Joseph Macri, 95, of Tiffin, died Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at Windmill Manor in Coralville. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m., October 4th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City with a time of visitation following the service. Joseph was born January 7, 1919, in Chicago, Illinois; son of Salvidor and Mary (Nataro) Macri. After high school Joe served in the...
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Harry Heddens

April 12, 1914 - September 20, 2014

Dr. Harry Heddens, 100, former longtime Wellsburg Veterinarian, died Saturday, September 20, 2014, at the Bickford Cottage in Iowa City. Graveside Memorial services will be held 1:30 pm, Saturday, September 27, 2014, at the Wellsburg Reformed Church Cemetery, Wellsburg, Iowa. Harry was born April 12, 1914, in Wellsburg, Iowa, the son of Claus and Evelyn (Eels) Heddens. Following...
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Clarence L. Brannon

May 5, 1921 - September 20, 2014

Clarence L. Brannon, 93 of Iowa City died Saturday, September 20, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 11am Thursday, September 25, 2014, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service, with burial to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery where military honors will be provided. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established...
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Robert L. "Bob" Schmidt

November 3, 1944 - September 19, 2014

Robert Lee (Bob) Schmidt (69) of Coralville, Iowa (formerly of Forest City, Iowa) passed away peacefully on Friday, September 19 2014. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, October 11, 2014, at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 123 E. Market Street, Iowa City, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 pm Friday, October 10th. at Gay and Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa...
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William "Bill" Fogwell

May 9, 1928 - September 18, 2014

William "Bill" Fogwell, 86 of Williamsburg was promoted to Heaven, Thursday, September 18, 2014, after coping with metastatic prostate cancer for several years. Bill was born May 9, 1928, in Kennedyville, MD. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1950 to 1954. He moved to Iowa in the winter of 1954. He married Belva Pugh on January 1, 1957, in Newton, Iowa. They enjoyed over 57 good years. They...
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Duane F. Petz

September 29, 1940 - September 11, 2014

Duane F. "Dude" Petz, 73, of Iowa City, died Thursday, September 11, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City surrounded by his family. Memorial services will be held at 3pm Saturday, September 13, 2014, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, where there will be visitation from 1pm Saturday until service time. Private family burial services will take place at Oakland Cemetery...
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Anna E. Bulechek

September 2, 1917 - September 7, 2014

Anna E. Bulechek, 97, lifetime rural Iowa City resident, died Sunday, September 7, 2014, at Crestview Nursing and Rehab Center in West Branch. Graveside services will be held at 2 pm Friday, September 12, 2014, at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City. There will be a period of visitation at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service one hour prior to the services at the cemetery. In lieu of...
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