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Our Obituaries

Marilyn L. Morrison

February 19, 1936 - April 24, 2016

Marilyn L. Morrison, 80, of Muscatine, formerly of Atalissa died Sunday, April 24, 2016, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City with burial to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City. Visitation will be after 12 noon until...
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Maren Elizabeth Roiseland

April 18, 2016 - April 21, 2016

Maren Elizabeth Roiseland, daughter of Kevin and Tiffany Roiseland, burst into the world at 4:20 am on Monday, April 18, 2016. She blessed her eternally grateful family with three and a half beautiful days before returning to her heavenly father on Thursday, April 21, 2016. During her short time on earth, she blessed her parents, brother, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins with the sweet...
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Ronald C. McNabb

September 17, 1947 - April 19, 2016

Ronald C. McNabb, 68, longtime resident of Iowa City, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 2pm Monday, April 25, 2016, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service, with burial to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12 noon on Monday until services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donation can be made to Dave's Place ...
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Dwayne L. Jensen

September 28, 1928 - April 16, 2016

Dwayne L. Jensen, 87, longtime resident of Iowa City, died Saturday, April 16, 2016, at the Solon Nursing and Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Friday, April 22, 2016, at Zion Lutheran Church in Iowa City, with burial at Memory Gardens Cemetery where Military Honors will be bestowed. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Thursday at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. ...
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Kenneth R. "Wookie" Cook

August 27, 1974 - April 11, 2016

Kenneth R. "Wookie" Cook, age 41 lifetime resident of Iowa City, died Monday, April 11, 2016, surrounded by his family and friends following his fight with cancer. Funeral services will be held at 7pm Thursday, April 14, 2016, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service, where visitation will be after 5 pm until services and following the services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can...
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Dorothy Walker Vestal

February 24, 1919 - April 10, 2016

Dorothy Walker Vestal passed away peacefully on April 10, 2016 at Oaknoll Retirement Residence in Iowa City. She was 97. Dorothy was born on February 24, 1919 to Dr. Landon and Josephine Walker in Charlotte, North Carolina, one of five children. She spent her childhood in Charlotte, living at one point on Prison Farm Road and remembered her father, a family physician, occasionally being paid...
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Mary J. Moyers

August 8, 1956 - April 9, 2016

Mary J. Moyers, 59, proud lifelong resident of Iowa City, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, April 9, 2016. Funeral services will be held 7 p.m., Wednesday at the Gay & Ciha Funeral Service in Iowa City where a time of visitation will be held prior to the service, from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mary Moyers Memorial Fund. Online condolences can be shared with...
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Ruth E. Rhoads

September 26, 1923 - April 8, 2016

Ruth E. Rhoads, 92, of Iowa City died peacefully April 8, 2016 at Hospice House in Hiawatha, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at a time to be announced in July 2016 and details will be forthcoming. Burial will be in the Stanwood Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to 4C's (Community Coordinated Child Care) and directed to Gay & Ciha Funeral Service, 2720 Muscatine Ave, Iowa City, Iowa,...
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Ruth I. Hartman

June 13, 1918 - April 4, 2016

Ruth Irene (Johnson) Hartman, 97, of Iowa City, died Monday, April 4, 2016, at Oaknoll Retirement Residence. Mrs. Hartman was born in Washington, IA, on June 13, 1918, to John and Matilda (Nelson) Johnson. She graduated from the Washington High School and taught in Washington County Rural Schools. She married Edwin M. Hartman on April 6, 1942. He preceded her in death on December 5,...
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Robert F. Vesely

July 6, 1929 - March 28, 2016

Robert Frank Vesely, 86, of Coralville, died March 28, 2016, in Des Moines,after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson's disease. Bob was born July 6, 1929 in rural Ainsworth, Iowa to James and Emilie Vesely. He was a graduate of Iowa City High School and served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He is survived by a son, Frank, of Iowa City; a daughter, Jean, of Des Moines;...
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Clair A Powers

April 12, 1926 - March 26, 2016

Clair A. Powers, 89, longtime resident of Iowa City, died Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Colorado Springs where he has been living to be near his daughter. Funeral services will be held at 11am Saturday, April 2, 2016, 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 3 to 7 pm Friday and...
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M. Katherine Lewis

June 10, 1923 - March 24, 2016

M. Katherine Lewis, 92 of Iowa City, IA. died Thursday, March 24, 2016, at the Lantern Park Nursing and Rehab Center in Coralville. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City with graveside services later in the day at 3pm at the Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery in Monmouth, Illinois. Visitation will be...
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Beverly A. "Bev" Hancock

October 11, 1936 - March 21, 2016

Beverly A. Hancock, 79, formerly of Tipton, passed away peacefully Monday, March 21, 2016 at Briarwood Healthcare Center in Iowa City. Beverly Ann Brink was born October 11, 1936 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; daughter of Roy H. and Lois R. (Johnson) Brink. She graduated from Clarence High School and shortly thereafter began a life-long career with the Tipton Conservative Newspaper, where she would...
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Alexander "Alex" Chappell Jr.

October 2, 1946 - March 18, 2016

Alexander "Alex" Chappell, Jr., 69, of Iowa City, passed away unexpectedly Friday, March 18, 2016 following a difficult battle with Parkinson's. Visitation will be held from 9-11 am Thursday, March 24th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral Service in Iowa City with funeral services beginning at 11. Memories and condolences may be shared with his family at www.gayandciha.com. Alex was born October 2,...
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Betty J. Stevens

October 18, 1926 - March 18, 2016

Betty Jean Stevens passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 18th at her home in University Heights. She was for many years an employee of the University of Iowa in the Office of the President, serving both Presidents Howard Bowen and Willard Boyd. She later completed a JD at the University of Iowa College of Law. She earned a reputation on campus as a rapid solver of New York Times...
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William "Bill" Roberts

March 16, 2016

William P. "Bill" Roberts, of rural Parnell, passed away March 16, 2016. Respecting Bill's wishes, no services will be held. Burial will be at a later time. He is survived by his wife, Carol; sister-in-law, Mary Roberts; three nephews, a niece and several great-nieces and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by his brother, Frank. Memorials in Bill's memory may be directed to Iowa City Hospice...
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Ginger L. Kahler

September 25, 1970 - March 14, 2016

Ginger L. Kahler, 45, of Iowa City, died peacefully surrounded by her family in Oregon, Illinois on March 14, 2016 under the compassionate care of hospice after years of battling pulmonary hypertension. Ginger was born September 25, 1970 in Phoenix, Arizona; daughter of Joseph Stacey & Evelyne (Gehant) McConnaughay. She married Scott Kahler on October 18, 2002. Ginger and Scott are members of...
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Jerry L. Dewey

June 12, 1944 - March 14, 2016

Jerry L. Dewey, 71, of Iowa City, passed away, Monday, March 14, 2016. Private family committal services will take place at Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City, where military honors will be provided.
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Jack W. Royston

June 27, 1921 - March 13, 2016

Jack W. Royston, 94, passed away March 13, 2016 at Mercy Hospice in Iowa City, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral mass will be 10 a.m., Thursday, March 17th at St. Patrick Catholic Church, burial with military honors will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday at the Gay and Ciha Funeral Service where a Rosary service will begin at 3:30 p.m. In...
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Jay Van Dyke

February 6, 1935 - March 11, 2016

Jay L. VanDyke, 80, formerly of Iowa City, died March 11, 2016 in Winterset, Iowa. Jay was born Feb. 6, 1935, in Pike County, Ohio. On May 9, 1991 he married Patricia Dubler in Coralville at the EUB Methodist Church. He worked in Ohio until January of 1974 when he transferred to the University of Iowa's Child Health Specialties Clinic. His family includes his sons, Greg and wife, Julie...
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Melvin D. Roth

October 16, 1935 - March 9, 2016

Melvin D. Roth, 80, longtime Coralville resident died suddenly, Wednesday, March 9, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Monday, March 14, 2016, at First Mennonite Church in Iowa City, with burial at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 pm Sunday, March 13th, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for Iowa Mennonite High...
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Donna M. Slade

March 8, 1936 - March 8, 2016

Donna M. Slade, 80, died unexpectantly, Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at her home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, March 12, 2016, 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 Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in Donna's memory for Special...
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Aaron A Fisher

April 19, 1985 - March 7, 2016

Aaron A. Fisher, 30 of North Liberty died unexpectedly at his home on Monday, March 7, 2016. Memorial services will be held at 2pm Sunday, March 13, 2016, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City where there will be visitation one hour prior to the services and following the services. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the "Aaron Fisher Memorial Fund" and sent...
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Laverne Flansburg

January 4, 1923 - March 7, 2016

Laverne Flansburg, 93 longtime Tiffin resident died Monday, March 7, 2016, at Country View Senior Living in North Liberty. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Friday, March 11, 2016, at Grace United Methodist Church in Tiffin with burial to follow at the Oak Hill Cemetery near Tiffin. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Thursday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can...
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Minette C. Miller

June 27, 1956 - March 5, 2016

Minette C. Miller, 59, of Iowa City, passed away Saturday, March 5, 2016. A memorial service will be held 11 am Thursday, March 10th at the Good News Bible Church in Iowa City.
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Penny Gustoff

January 3, 1963 - March 5, 2016

Penny K. Gustoff, 53, of Riverside, died Saturday, March 5, 2016, at her home of natural causes. Funeral services will be held at 7pm Thursday, March 10, 2016, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City where visitation will be after 4pm until services and following the services. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Penny's memory. Online condolences may...
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Anna L. Kindl

May 31, 1921 - March 2, 2016

Anna L Kindl, 94, longtime resident of Iowa City, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 1016 at Mercy Hospital Hospice. Funeral Services will be 10 a.m., Monday, March 7th at Zion Lutheran Church with burial following at Oakland Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 3-5 p.m. at the Gay & Ciha Funeral Service in Iowa City. Memorials in Anna's name may be directed to Mercy Hospital Hospice or...
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Carolyn J. Amelon

July 16, 1944 - March 1, 2016

Carolyn J. Amelon, 71, of rural Iowa City, passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at home. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, March 5th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City where a time of visitation will be held Friday from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name may be made to Iowa City Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to her family at...
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Laura "Betty" E. Aubrecht

October 11, 1946 - March 1, 2016

Laura E. "Betty" Aubrecht, 69, of Hills, passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Betty was born October 11, 1946 in LA County, California. On June 19, 1963, she married Allan Aubrecht. Betty loved her cats, gardening, fishing and simply time spent outdoors. She is survived by her husband, Allan; two children, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Betty was preceded in death by her...
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Katharine F. Green

March 29, 1925 - February 28, 2016

Katharine F. "Kay" Green, 90 passed away at Oaknoll Retirement Residence in Iowa City on February 28, 2016, after a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, followed by a reception at the funeral home. A graveside service will be held at 3pm this day at the Mt. Zion Cemetery near Hedrick, Iowa....
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Donald O. Bigelow

April 28, 1932 - February 27, 2016

Donald O. Bigelow, 83 formerly of the Tiffin area, died Saturday, February 27, 2016, at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown following an extended illness. There will be a time of visitation from 10 to 11am, Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at the Grace United Methodist Church in Tiffin, followed by burial at the Frytown Cemetery where military honors will be provided. Online condolences may be sent...
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Marie C. Crow

February 17, 1915 - February 26, 2016

Marie C. Crow, 101 of rural Oxford, died at the home of her daughter's just down the road from her farm, Friday evening, February 26, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 11am Thursday, March 3, 2016, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, with burial to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 pm Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers...
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Dirk C. Weerman

May 29, 1937 - February 25, 2016

Dirk C. Weerman, 78, of rural Washington, died Thursday, February 25, 2016, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. A celebration of Dirk's life will be held beginning at 2pm Saturday, March 12, 2016, in the Dallmeyer Building at the Washington Fairgrounds. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Dirk's memory. Online condolences may be sent for his family through...
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Charles H. Read, Jr.

July 22, 1918 - February 21, 2016

Dr. Charles Read died peacefully on February 21, 2016 surrounded by family. He was born on July 22, 1918 in Amherst, Nova Scotia. From an early age, he had a passion for the life sciences and for the health and welfare of others. This prompted him to study medicine at McGill College of Medicine in Montreal, Canada where he graduated in 1943. Charles subsequently served as a flight surgeon...
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William M. Murray

June 18, 1929 - February 21, 2016

William Martin (Cotter) Murray passed away, February 21, 2016 at his home in Iowa City. Bill grew up in County Clare Ireland in the 30's and sailed to the United States in 1948 carrying a cardboard suitcase. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953, joined the Iowa Writers' Workshop in the 1950s, and became a professor of English at the University of Iowa until he retired in 1991. Bill...
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William C. "Bill" Bleeker

May 11, 1926 - February 20, 2016

William C. "Bill" Bleeker, 89 of Iowa City died Saturday, February 20, 2016, at the Briarwood Health Care Center. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 am Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at the Newman Center in Iowa City where Sunday parking ordinance will be in effect for parking around the church. There will be a time of light refreshments and visitation following the services. In lieu...
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Everette D. Eckrich

March 2, 1935 - February 20, 2016

Everette Dean Eckrich, 80, of Iowa City, passed away Saturday February 20, 2016 in the comfort of his home. Family committal services will take place at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Memorials in Everette's memory may be directed to Mercy Hospice or Iowa City Hospice. Everette was born March 2, 1935, in Iowa City; son of Peter and Loretta (Moore) Eckrich. He graduated from University High...
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Ralph L. Brown

August 22, 1921 - February 17, 2016

Ralph LeRoy Brown, 94, of Tiffin, IA, died of cancer, Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at his home, surrounded by family. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, February 20, 2016, at Grace United Methodist Church, in Tiffin. Burial with military honors will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Tiffin. Visitation will be held from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m., Friday, February 19, 2016, at Gay &...
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Vivian E. Hickman

March 22, 1920 - February 16, 2016

Vivian E. (Tuttle) Hickman, 95, longtime resident of Iowa City, died Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at the Lone Tree Health Care Center. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Friday, February 19th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, where visitation will be held from 9 – 11 a.m. Friday. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may...
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James Jake Jakobsen

May 25, 1927 - February 13, 2016

James F Jakobsen of Iowa City died Saturday, February 13th following a short illness. James, called Jake by his friends, was born May 25, 1927 in Chicago Illinois, the son of Helen Andersen Jakobsen and Fredrik Jakobsen. His father had immigrated to America from Norway at the age of 18, while his mother was born in the United States, although of Norwegian parents. Jake was raised in Chicago...
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Judith Marie "Judy" Hamer

January 7, 1954 - February 10, 2016

Judith Marie (Yeggy) Hamer, 62, of Iowa City, died peacefully Wednesday, February 10, 2016. A time for family and friends to remember Judy will be held from 1 to 5 pm Sunday, February 14, 2016, at the American Legion located at 3016 Muscatine Avenue, Iowa City. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Judy's memory. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the...
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Sylvia F. Pence

December 22, 1921 - February 8, 2016

Sylvia F. Pence, 94, of rural Iowa City, died Monday, February 8, 2016 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m., Thursday at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City where visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will take place at Memory Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Sylvia's memory may be made to the Sylvia...
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Robert "Rob" Dotzel

December 28, 1953 - February 7, 2016

The Rev. Robert D. Dotzel (Rob) of Iowa City, Iowa, died peacefully at his home on February 7, 2016, with his devoted wife at his side. Rob died after a valiant effort to defeat a virulent form of brain cancer, glioblastoma multiforme. He was 62 years of age. Rob was born on December 28, 1953, in Dubuque, Iowa, to Deneen and Mary Dotzel. A younger brother, Dennis, joined the family in 1959. He...
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Laurilyn D. "Lauri" Helmers

June 4, 1956 - February 6, 2016

Laurilyn D. "Lauri" Helmers, 59, of Coralville passed away Saturday, February 6, 2016 under the compassionate care of Mercy Hospice in Iowa City. Funeral services will be 5:30 pm, Saturday, February 13th at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church where a time of visitation will be held from 3:30-5:30 and again following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Lauri's name may be directed to Iowa...
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Gloma J. Rosenthal

February 14, 1930 - February 3, 2016

Gloma J. Rosenthal, 85, longtime resident of Iowa City, died suddenly Wednesday February 3, 2016, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC), Iowa City. Memorial services will be held at 11am Saturday, February 13, 2016, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Iowa City, where visitation will be from 9am Saturday until services. Online condolences may be sent at www.gayandciha.com. ...
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James J. Mezhir

June 28, 1973 - February 3, 2016

Dr. James J. Mezhir, Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery, passed away February 3, 2016 after a nearly two year battle with gastric cancer. James Mezhir was born June 28, 1973 in Niagara Falls, New York. He and his wife, Priya George Mezhir, have two young daughters, Malinee and Anjali. Dr. Mezhir's journey to becoming a physician is a...
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Nelda M. Kiracofe

February 22, 1932 - February 2, 2016

Nelda M. Kiracofe, 83, of rural North Liberty, died Tuesday, February 2, 2016. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, February 6th at the Oxford United Methodist Church with burial following at Babcock Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4-6 p.m. at the church. Nelda M. Eden was born February 22, 1932, in Viola, Iowa; daughter of Russell and Mildred (Moyer) Eden. She attended...
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Andi L. Fowler

December 15, 1957 - February 1, 2016

Andi L. Fowler, 58, of Davenport died Monday, February 1, 2016, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Services celebrating Andi's life will be held at 5pm Thursday, February 4, 2016, at the Grandview Baptist Church @ 4316 N. Ripley Street, Davenport. This will be followed by a time as Andi said, "Eat, Drink and Be Merry" to be held at the Brix Bistro @ 425 15th....
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LeRoy G. Krogh

March 10, 1945 - January 29, 2016

LeRoy Krogh was born in 1945, to Betty Mae Weekes Krogh and Gunnar Krogh. He died January 29, 2016, at home. He graduated from City High School in 1963. He married Janice Rogan in 1968. They had two sons, Lee and Christian. He worked for the Iowa City Post Office for 42 years. He loved his job and his many regular customers. His love for the outdoors inspired him to share his passion...
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Janice "Jan" Wenman

March 4, 1941 - January 29, 2016

Janice E. "Jan" Wenman, 74 longtime resident of Coralville died at her home Friday, January 29, 2016, surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held at 11am Thursday, February 4, 2016, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, with burial to follow at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Coralville. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Wednesday at the funeral home. In Lieu of...
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Barbara A Rogers

January 29, 1929 - January 27, 2016

Barbara A. Rogers, 86 of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Iowa City died Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. Memorial services will be held at 11am Monday, February 1, 2016, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City where there will be a visitation time from 10am until services. Following services a reception will be held at the funeral home prior to...
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Wanda Buck

June 2, 1932 - January 27, 2016

Wanda M. Buck, 83, of Iowa City and formerly of Maquoketa, died Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at Windmill Manor Care Center in Coralville. Private family services have been held with burial at Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Iowa City Hospice or Eastern Iowa Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the...
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James W. "Jim" Prybil

November 10, 1947 - January 18, 2016

James W. Prybil, 68, of North Liberty, died at his home Monday, January 18, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Friday, January 22, 2016, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, with burial to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery where military honors will be provided. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers a memorial...
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Ellen "Thelma" Aldeman

August 20, 1924 - January 18, 2016

Ellen "Thelma" Aldeman, 91, longtime resident of Iowa City, died peacefully Monday, January 18, 2016. Ellen was blessed to have the ability and good health to stay at home, up until days before her death. Ellen Thelma Jensen was born August 20, 1924 in West Branch, Iowa; daughter of Wilmer and Ella Jensen. She graduated from West Branch High School with the class of 1942 and attended...
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Virginia Means

July 31, 1926 - January 17, 2016

Virginia Means, 89, of Coralville, died Sunday, January 17, 2016, at Oaknoll Retirement Residence. Memorial services will be held at 11 am, Saturday, April 23, 2016, at the First United Methodist Church in Iowa City, with burial to take place at a later date at Oakland Cemetery. Memorial donations can be given in her memory to Iowa City Hospice, the New Horizons Band, or First United...
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Michael G. Myer

November 26, 1943 - January 16, 2016

Michael G. Myer, 72 of Coralville, died Saturday, January 16, 2016, at Mercy Hospital under the compassionate care of the Hospice unit following a year long battle with cancer. Memorial services will be held at 11 am Thursday, January 21, 2016, at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Iowa City, where a reception will follow. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Wednesday at Gay & Ciha...
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David S. Moyer

July 12, 1927 - January 15, 2016

David S. Moyer, 88 longtime resident of the Iowa City area died Friday, January 15, 2016, at the Iowa City Rehab and Health Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 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 Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers a...
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Clarence C. Hightshoe

December 26, 1920 - January 9, 2016

Clarence Cecil Hightshoe, 95, longtime resident of Iowa City, died Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Briarwood Care Center in Iowa City. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Zion Lutheran Church (310 N. Johnson Street, Iowa City). Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. The funeral service will begin at 11 am. A luncheon will follow the service. Burial will be at Memory Gardens...
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Nohemi Guerrero

October 30, 1979 - January 8, 2016

Nohemi Guerrero, 36, of Coralville, passed away Friday, January 8, 2016 surrounded by her family. Memorial mass will be held noon Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in West Liberty with inurnment following at the West Liberty Cemetery. Nohemi's family includes her husband, Julio; daughter, Julissa; son, Lorenzo Perez; mother, Alma Ramirez of Iowa City; father, Noel Avalos (wife, Juana...
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Betty Walker-Posey

January 6, 1964 - January 7, 2016

Betty Walker-Posey, 52, of Iowa City died Thursday, January 7, 2016 at her home. Funeral Services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, January 15th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral Service in Iowa City. Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held Thursday, from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Betty Walker was born January 6, 1964, in Gary, Indiana. She was the daughter of...
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Joyce Krause

April 1, 1928 - January 7, 2016

Joyce E. Krause, 87, of Iowa City, died Thursday, January 7, 2016, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 16, 2016, at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Iowa City. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the funeral home website at www.gayandciha.com. Joyce Elaine Sterling was born April 1, 1928, in Algona,...
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David Kingsley Crombie

May 11, 1945 - January 5, 2016

David Kingsley Crombie, 70, passed away suddenly of a stroke on January 5, 2016, in Washington DC. He was born May 11, 1945, the son of David MacDonald Crombie and Eleanor Louise Brown. He is survived by a half sister, Margaret (Margalea) Warner of Coralville, IA and a foster son, Brad Kennerly of Virginia. Services were previously held.
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Barbara L. Elliott

July 1, 1923 - January 5, 2016

Barbara Lee Elliott, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, in Iowa City. She was born July 1, 1923 in Monticello, Illinois to the late Jonah and Mabel Conard. Barbara grew up in the middle of a large and active farm family in Central Illinois during the Depression. Her parents sacrificed so that every one...
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Leland W. Sims, Sr.

February 23, 1912 - January 4, 2016

Leland W. Sims Sr., 103, of Iowa City, died Monday, January 4, 2016, at his residence. Private family services will be held. Check back soon for a complete obituary.
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Donald R. "Don" Lovetinsky

October 4, 1922 - January 4, 2016

Donald R. Lovetinsky, 93, of Iowa City, formerly of West Liberty, passed away Monday, January 4, 2016. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Thursday at the Gay & Ciha Funeral Service in Iowa City where visitation will be held Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. Burial with military honors will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorials in Don's name can be made to the West Liberty American Legion Post 509. ...
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Jennifer E. Park

August 30, 1979 - January 2, 2016

Jennifer Elizabeth Park (Hosch), formally of Nora Springs, IA, and current resident of Cedar Rapids, IA, took her place in heaven on January 2nd 2016. Jennifer made her mark on the world on August 30th 1979, born the first daughter of Scott Allen Park of Cedar Rapids IA and Patricia Ann Robuck (Baldwin) Osage, Ia. Jennifer spent her early school years at Nora Springs-Rock Falls Community...
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Margaret M. Huber

July 29, 1922 - January 1, 2016

Margaret Mary Huber, 93 of Solon, died January 1, 2016, at the Solon Care Center. A private family gathering will take place at a later date, with burial at the St. Joseph Cemetery in Farley, Iowa. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the funeral home website @ www.gayandciha.com. Margaret was born July 29, 1922, in Cascade, Iowa the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Meyer...
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Gerald A. Walkup

June 12, 1924 - December 29, 2015

Gerald A. Walkup, 91 of Coralville, died Tuesday, December 29, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 11am Monday, January 4, 2015, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City where visitation will be one hour prior to the services on Monday. Burial with military honors will be held at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the funeral...
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Edward A. Frees

February 13, 1938 - December 28, 2015

Edward A. Frees, 77, of Coralville, died Monday December 28, 2015 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Iowa City. Edward Andrew Frees was born February 13, 1938, in Oxford, Iowa; son of Marvin and Pearl (Anderson) Frees. He served an enlistment in the United States Navy and returned to the Coralville/Iowa City area. He worked construction and was also a talented mechanic and when not...
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George L Gay

August 24, 1924 - December 27, 2015

George L. Gay, 91 lifelong resident of Iowa City and longtime businessman died Sunday, December 27, 2015, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held at 11 am Thursday, December 31, 2015, at the First Christian Church in Coralville, with graveside services at the Oakland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Wednesday at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service where a...
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Virgil L. Miller

September 26, 1947 - December 25, 2015

Virgil Lee Miller, 68, of Solon, passed away peacefully with his family at his side, December 25, 2015 at the VA Medical Center in Iowa City, IA. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, December 29th at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City. Memorials in Virgil's name may be directed to the Veterans Liberty Center, 2116-18 S. Riverside Dr., Iowa City, IA 52246...
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Fred M. Piper Jr.

June 14, 1930 - December 23, 2015

Fred M. Piper, Jr., 85, longtime resident of Iowa City, passed away comfortably Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at home. A gathering for family and friends will be held from 4 pm to 6:30 pm Tuesday, December 29th. at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, with a memorial service to begin at 6:30pm. Private family graveside service will take place at Oakhill Cemetery in...
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Joan J. Pallett

June 28, 1937 - December 21, 2015

Joan J. Pallett, 78, of North Liberty, died Monday, December 21, 2015. In accordance with Joan's wishes, she has been cremated. A memorial service for Joan will take place 6 p.m., Thursday, March 24th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. A time of visitation and reception will follow the service. Joan Joyce Wensorra was born June 28, 1937, in Clinton, Iowa;...
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Megan D. Vance

November 23, 1986 - December 18, 2015

On December 18, 2015, Megan Diane Vance, at the age of 29, lost a long courageous battle with stage 4 metastatic melanoma. Megan was born November 23, 1986 in Jefferson, Iowa, the daughter of Craig Hanson and LuAnn Berger. She attended and graduated from Sigourney High School. She then went on to earn a Level 3 Paraeducator degree from Kirkwood Community College. Megan was united in...
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Ciro Poblete

June 17, 1962 - December 13, 2015

Ciro Poblete, 53, of Iowa City, died Sunday, December 13, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Memorial services will be held at 4pm Saturday, December 19, 2015, at the Church of the Nazarene in Iowa City.
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Jerod Coleman , Sr.

June 30, 1956 - December 10, 2015

Jerod Coleman Sr., 59, of North Liberty died Thursday, December 10, 2015. Services are pending at this time.
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Mervyn C. "Merv" Wacker

March 20, 1930 - December 9, 2015

Mervyn C. "Merv" Wacker, 85, died Wednesday, December 9, 2015, having gone home to be reunited with his bride, Helen; whom died earlier this year after nearly 60 years of marriage. A time celebrating Merv's life will be held from 3 to 6 pm Saturday, December 12, 2015, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. Private interment services will be held at Memory Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of...
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Virginia Anne Myers

May 8, 1927 - December 7, 2015

Virginia Anne Myers, 88, of Solon, Iowa passed away at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics on Monday, December 7, 2015 after a short illness. A celebration of Virginia's life will take place at a later date. Virginia was born May 8, 1927 in Greencastle, Indiana the daughter of Everett and Bessie McKann Myers. Shortly thereafter she moved to the Cleveland, Ohio area where her father...
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Junior W. Courtney

July 3, 1924 - December 6, 2015

Junior W. Courtney, 91, of Iowa City, died Sunday, December 6, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 1pm Thursday, December 10, 2015, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service, with burial to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be after 11am until services on Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Junior's memory. Online...
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Walter E. Portwood

May 21, 1928 - December 6, 2015

Walter E. Portwood, 87, died suddenly Sunday, December 6, 2015, at his rural Oxford home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Friday, December 11, 2015, at the Oxford United Methodist Church, with burial to follow at the Oxford Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Thursday at the church in Oxford. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Walt's memory to the First...
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James "Bill" W. Osborne

January 17, 1928 - December 5, 2015

James William (Bill) Osborne, age 87, passed away on Saturday December 5, 2015 at the Lantern Park Care Center in Coralville. Visitation will be Friday December 11 from 4 – 7 PM, with a memorial service Saturday December 12 at 11 AM, both to be held at the Coralville United Methodist Church. Bill was born on January 17, 1928 in Pana, Illinois, the son of Ruby (Ireland) and Fred Osborne. ...
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Carol E. Lach

April 23, 1929 - December 5, 2015

Carol Elizabeth Lach, 86, died Saturday December 5th 2015, at Oaknoll Retirement Community in the Health Center. Carol was born on April 23, 1929 to Christmas and Mary Lucille Evans and was raised in Milwaukee, WI. She graduated from Milwaukee State Teachers College and taught First Grade at Emerson School in Madison, WI while pursuing a Masters Degree at the Univ. of Wisconsin. During that...
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Fe Oracion

October 6, 1939 - December 4, 2015

Fe (Tubig) Oracion, 76, formerly of Miami, FL, passed away Friday, December 4, 2015 in Iowa City, Iowa. Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, December 12th at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Coralville, IA. Visitation will be Friday from 4-7 p.m. at the Gay & Ciha Funeral Service in Iowa City with a vigil and rosary service beginning at 6:30 p.m. Fe Tubig was born October 6,...
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Bonnie Bleeker

December 4, 2015

Bonnie J. Bleeker, 88 of Iowa City died Friday, December 4, 2015, at Briarwood Health Care Center. Memorial services will be held at 10am Wednesday, December 9, 2015, at the Newman Center in Iowa City where Sunday parking ordinance will be in effect for parking around the church. There will be a time of light refreshments and visitation following the services. In lieu of flowers memorial...
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Maynard F. Poggenpohl

March 3, 1927 - December 3, 2015

Maynard F. Poggenpohl, 88, of North Liberty, died Thursday, December 3, 2015, at his home surrounded by his family. A time of visitation will be held from 4 to 7pm Tuesday, December 8th. at Gay & Ciha Funeral Home where Military Honors will be provided at the conclusion of the visitation. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in his memory. Online condolences may be left...
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Robert M.Z. Nodel

December 2, 2015

Robert M. Z. Nodel, 36 of Iowa City died Wednesday, December 2, 2015. A gathering for family and friends will be held from 5 to 7 pm Wednesday, December 9th. at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. His family includes his three children, Kaylee, Logan and Savanna.
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Opal Ruth Cerven

August 29, 1911 - December 2, 2015

Opal Ruth Cerven, 104, of Iowa City, passed away, Wednesday, December 2, 2015. Graveside services will be held in the spring at the Mamre Cemetery in Stanton, Iowa. Opal is lovingly remembered by her daughters, Mary Kay Branch (Charles) of Camano Island, WA and Betty DeLeon (Renato) of Iowa City; granddaughter, Cara DeLeon (Joe Hobson) of Minneapolis, MN and great-grandson, Jasper DeLeon...
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Helen Gordon

January 25, 1936 - November 29, 2015

Helen Jean Gordon, 79, a lifelong resident of Iowa City, died Sunday, November 29, 2015 at her daughter, Mary Beth Gordon Kokjohn's home in Clinton, surrounded by her loving family. Funeral Services will be at 6 p.m., Thursday, December 3, 2015 at Gay & Ciha Funeral Home, Iowa City with Rev. Dr. Barrie Tritle officiating. Visitation will be after 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial...
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Richard Ballard, Jr.

October 29, 1946 - November 25, 2015

Richard Ballard, 69, of Coralville, passed away on November 25, 2015 from complications of pneumonia. His family includes his wife, Cindy; sons, Will and his wife, Ashley and their children, Ellie and Liam, and Erik and his wife, Kelli and their son, Rohan. They would like to invite you to a Celebration of Richard's Life on Friday, December 4th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the Terry Trueblood...
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Leah L. Houg

January 22, 1969 - November 25, 2015

Leah L. Houg, 46, of North Liberty, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2015. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, November 29th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, where a gathering for family and friends will follow until 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Leah's name can be made to the American Cancer Society. Leah Lynn Kinard was born...
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Gloria A. Marchman

December 29, 1939 - November 25, 2015

Gloria Anne Marchman died November 25, 2015 at her home in Iowa City. She was born on December 29, 1939 in New Orleans, LA and grew up in Huntsville, Texas, with her parents, James Hansford Smith and Mary Elizabeth Acker Smith, and sisters, Judy and Peggy. After graduating from high school in Huntsville, Gloria attended college in Houston and obtained her BSN degree. She married Douglas N....
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Lauren Griffith Johnson

November 22, 1932 - November 22, 2015

Lauren G. Johnson died Sunday, November 22, 2015, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City under the compassionate care of Iowa City Hospice and Mercy Hospice. A public visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 1st, followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m. with a reception and continued fellowship following the services all at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. Private interment services...
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Mary C. "Chris" O'Brien

June 20, 1957 - November 20, 2015

Mary Christine "Chris" O'Brien, 58, died November 20, 2015. Chris was born June 20, 1957, in Iowa City; daughter of Stephen "Ralph" and Wanda (Haney) O'Brien. She graduated from City High School in Iowa City and Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa and was employed at Pearson Vue. Her family includes her sisters, Lyn Maske (Bob) of Iowa City, Kathie Crow (Bill) of Iowa City, Vicki O'Brien...
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Alberta L. "Bert" Harding

June 12, 1928 - November 18, 2015

Alberta L. "Bert" Harding, 87, of Lone Tree, died Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at the Pioneer Place in Lone Tree. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, November 21, 2015, at the First Christian Church in Coralville, where visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Friday. Burial at the Lone Tree Cemetery will follow a reception that will be held at the church following the funeral...
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Bernice A. Zabloudil

November 27, 1920 - November 17, 2015

Bernice A. Zabloudil, 94 formerly of Iowa City, Ainsworth and Cedar Rapids died Tuesday, November 17, 2015, at the Solon Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 2pm Friday, November 20, 2015, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service with burial to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12 noon until services on Friday at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been...
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Jeanne A. Stiles

November 3, 1945 - November 16, 2015

Jeanne A. Stiles, 70, of Coralville, passed away Monday, November 16, 2015 at Lantern Park Specialty Care. A gathering for family and friends to remember and celebrate Jeanne's life will take place Friday, December 4th from 4-6 p.m. at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, with a memorial service beginning at 6 p.m. Memorials in her memory may be directed to Iowa City...
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Violet G. Salisbury

July 24, 1917 - November 10, 2015

Violet G. "Vi" Salisbury, 98, formerly of rural Riverside, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2015. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Friday, November 13th at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City with burial following at North Scott Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials in Vi's name can be made to the Violet Salisbury...
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Floyd K. Vesely

April 22, 1919 - November 9, 2015

Floyd K. Vesely, 96,longtime resident of Iowa City,died Monday, November 9, 2015, at Briarwood Health Care Center in Iowa City. Graveside Services will be held at 2pm Thursday, November 12, 2015, at Memory Gardens Cemetery, with military honors provided. Following the services everyone is welcome for a time of light refreshments and fellowship at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. A...
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Phyllis J. Zinkula

January 16, 1927 - November 7, 2015

Phyllis J. Zinkula, 88 longtime resident of Iowa City died Saturday, November 7, 2015, in her home surrounded by her family with the support of Iowa City Hospice. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service with burial to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until services on Tuesday at the...
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Rosella M. Hudachek

May 10, 1929 - November 6, 2015

Rosella M. Hudachek, 86, of Iowa City, passed away November 6, 2015, at Mercy Hospital Hospice in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m., Sunday, November 15th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City with burial following at Lone Tree Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 2-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials in Rosella's name may be made to the...
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