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Our Obituaries

Roger J. Eggleston

November 28, 1923 - April 21, 2014

Roger J. Eggleston, 90 of Iowa City died Monday, April 21, 2014, at his home. A time for family and friends to remember Roger will be held from 4 to 6 pm Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service, where Military Honors will be provided at 6 pm. Private family burial of his urn will take place at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Adel, Iowa at a later date. Online...
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Nicholas "Nick" A. Seaton

September 1, 1978 - April 19, 2014

Nicholas "Nick" A. Seaton, 35 of Keota, formerly of Coralville, died Saturday, April 19, 2014, from injuries in an ATV accident in Keokuk County. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, April 24, 2014, 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...
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Joyce A. McCullough

March 26, 1930 - April 19, 2014

Joyce A. McCullough, 84, of Iowa City, formerly of rural Conesville, died Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Mercy Hospice in Iowa City. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the United Presbyterian Church in Lone Tree, with a time of visitation prior to the service starting at 11 a.m. Family committal services will be at the Conesville Cemetery. Memorials in Joyce...
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Bronson L. Ganka

September 30, 1973 - April 18, 2014

Bronson L. Ganka, 40, of Iowa City, died, Friday, April 18, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. A gathering to celebrate Bronson's life will be held Saturday, April 26, 2014, from noon until 8 p.m., at the Johnson County 4-H Fairgrounds in building C, please dress casually. Memorials in Bronson's memory can be directed to his family at www.youcaring.com. Bronson Lance...
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Winifred Mercedes Holland

September 9, 1926 - April 15, 2014

Winifred Mercedes Holland, longtime Iowa City resident, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, April 21, 2014, at 11:00 am at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Iowa City with the Reverend Rudolph Juarez officiating. Burial at St. Joseph Cemetery will follow a reception that will be held at the church. Visitation will be after 9 am on Monday at the...
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Daniel James Borash

December 5, 1948 - April 12, 2014

Daniel "Dan" Borash, 65 of Iowa City died in his home, Saturday, April 12, 2014, surrounded by his family and friends. Visitation begins at 5pm Wednesday, April 16, 2014, followed by a Memorial Service at 7pm at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Services in Iowa City. Additional services and burial will take place on Friday, April 18, 2014 at Ft. Snelling, in St. Paul, Minnesota. Visitation...
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Paul Kenneth Hofmeyer

January 12, 1972 - April 11, 2014

Paul K. Hofmeyer and his wife, Dr. Stacy Lynn Thompson, died in a car accident on the evening of April 11, 2014, in eastern Iowa near their home in Iowa City, IA. Paul Kenneth Hofmeyer was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on January 12, 1972, to Ken and Eunice Hofmeyer. Paul graduated from Urbandale High School in 1990; received his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of...
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Dr. Stacy Lynn Thompson

December 16, 1969 - April 11, 2014

Dr. Stacy Lynn Thompson, born Dec 16th, 1969 in Atlantic, IA was killed in a car accident with her husband, Paul Hofmeyer on the evening of April 11th, in eastern Iowa near their home in Iowa City, IA. Stacy graduated valedictorian from Exira High School, and earned her undergraduate degree and medical degree in ophthalmology, graduating with high honors, from the University of Iowa in Iowa City...
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Chance Rukakiza

September 26, 2002 - April 10, 2014

Chance Rukakiza, 11 years old, died Thursday, April 10, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Funeral services will be held at 10am Friday, April 18, 2014, at the King of Glory International Church @ 921 3rd. Avenue, Iowa City. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City. Visitation will be from 4 to 7pm Thursday at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. A memorial...
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Sherrie Ann Bogs

January 20, 1948 - April 10, 2014

Sherrie Ann Bogs, 66 lifetime resident of Iowa City died Thursday, April 10, 2014, at her home. Funeral services will be held at 10am Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Gay & Ciha Funeral Service in Iowa City with burial to follow at Oakland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8pm Monday at the funeral home. Memorial donations can be made in her memory to the McBride Raptor Project. Online...
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Mary Belle Brandstatter

September 25, 1923 - April 10, 2014

Mary Belle Brandstatter died peacefully Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Mercy Hospital Hospice Center in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held at 3pm Sunday, April 13, 2014, at the First Christian Church in Coralville. There will be a time of visitation from 1pm Sunday until the time of the service at the church. Burial will be at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Coralville. Memorial donations can...
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Donal R. "Don" Gordon

June 16, 1942 - April 9, 2014

Donal R. "Don" Gordon, 71 of North Liberty died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at the Lantern Park Nursing and Rehab Center in Coralville surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Monday, April 14, 2014, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made...
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Max M. Ullom

March 29, 1931 - April 8, 2014

Max M. Ullom, 83, longtime resident of Iowa City died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics following a courageous battle with COPD and congestive heart failure. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, April 14, 2014, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Iowa City. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 pm on Sunday at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service....
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Jane R. Latourette

March 18, 1920 - April 1, 2014

Jane Read Latourette, 94, of Iowa City, died Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Oaknoll Retirement Residence in Iowa City. No local services will be held. Family services will be held in Michigan where her cremated remains will be buried next to those of her husband, Howard, by Whalen Lake. Jane's family includes her three daughters, one son, a brother, seven grandchildren and one great...
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Harold T. Anderson

February 24, 1955 - March 30, 2014

Harold Thomas Anderson passed away Sunday morning, March 30th, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Iowa City, Iowa. He was 59. Harold was born February 24th, 1955 in Fairfield, IA to George F. Anderson and Margaret Mineart Anderson. He attended school in Lockridge and graduated from Fairfield High School in 1973. He moved to Rock Springs, WY in 1974 to work at Brown and Root Construction Co. ...
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Jean Ann Funk

January 20, 1926 - March 28, 2014

Jean Ann Kuehl Funk, beloved wife and mother, died March 28, 2014, at the Oaknoll Health Center, after a long Illness. She was 88 years old. A memorial gathering will be held on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 2pm in the Recreation Room at Oaknoll Retirement Center in Iowa City. Gifts and remembrances can be made to the American Heart Association or to Alzheimer's Research in Jean's memory. Online...
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Gary L. Verdoorn

November 15, 1952 - March 27, 2014

Gary L. Verdoorn, 61 of Iowa City, died Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. A gathering time for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, April 2nd at Shakespeare's Bar & Grill located at 819 S. 1st Avenue in Iowa City from 4pm until the last toast is said! A formal memorial service will be held later this year when other family members can be in attendance. In lieu...
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James T. Holmes

October 11, 1924 - March 21, 2014

James T. Holmes, 89, died March 21, 2014, at home in Iowa City, from colon caner. There will be private family services at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cedar Rapids. James Theodore Holmes was born Oct. 11, 1924, in Cedar Rapids, the son of G. Stewart Holmes and Josephine Scarff Holmes. He graduated from Franklin High School in Cedar Rapids in 1942. He enlisted in the Army Air Forces and served...
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Michael "Mike" J. Eckrich

February 10, 1942 - March 19, 2014

Mike Eckrich, 72, formerly of Solon, died at his Decorah home on March 19, 2014. A visitation will be held from 4 to 7pm Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Private family services with burial next to his parents at St. Joseph Cemetery will be held prior to visitation. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in Mike's memory to...
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Arlene R. Dolan

December 8, 1932 - March 17, 2014

Arlene R. Dolan, 81, of Iowa City, died Monday, March 17, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City following a short illness. Arlene was preceded in death by her loving husband, Dr. Kenneth D. Dolan, formerly of the Department of Radiology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Funeral services will be held at 10 AM, Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Trinity Episcopal Church...
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Ralph R. Castle

April 5, 1929 - March 16, 2014

Ralph R. Castle, 84 of Coralville, died Sunday, March 16, 2014, at the Solon Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Iowa City, where there will be a time of visitation one hour prior to services. Graveside services will be held at 10am Thursday at St. Joseph Cemetery in Anthon, Iowa. Memorial donations can...
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Lucille M. "Lucy" Calkins

February 9, 1929 - March 15, 2014

Lucille M. "Lucy" Calkins, 85 of Iowa City died Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service, with burial to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in...
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Mary Lou A. Dorpinghaus

June 18, 1939 - March 12, 2014

Mary Lou Auen Dorpinghaus, 74, of Maumelle, AR, formerly of Iowa City, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014. She was born in Carroll, IA to the late Peter Joseph and Henrietta Stoffel Auen. Mary Lou was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Patricia Millhollin and brother-in-law, Tom Millhollin. Mary worked for Bell Telephone Company, Owens Brush, and the Iowa City School District....
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Mary E. Levsen

February 1, 1918 - March 12, 2014

Mary Ellen Levsen, 96, of Iowa City, died on Wednesday, March 12th, at Oaknoll Retirement Residence. She was born in Olin, Iowa to Harry Levsen and Minna (Rohwedder) Levsen. Following graduation from Olin High School, she stayed on the farm where she enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, and caring for visiting nieces and nephews. During her mother's declining years Mary cared for her at home....
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James L. Linnell

January 17, 1962 - March 11, 2014

James L. Linnell, 52, of Iowa City, died suddenly, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2 to 6pm Saturday, March 15, 2014, at the VFW Hall in Iowa City, an informal time to remember Jim. Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service is caring for Jim's family.
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Mary F. Ryan

October 10, 1919 - March 10, 2014

Mary Ryan, a resident of Emerson Point in Iowa City passed away March 10, 2014, at Windmill Manor Skilled Nursing Facility. A celebration of her life will be held in Kansas at a later date. Mary Frances Nicolay was born in Scranton, Kansas the fifth child out of seven of Lloyd and Bertha Nicolay on October 10th, 1919. She graduated from Lyndon High School in Lyndon Kansas in 1937. She...
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Portia L. Cooper

July 6, 1917 - March 8, 2014

Portia L. Cooper, 96, of Iowa City, died Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in the lounge. An additional Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 7, 2014, (time to be announced at a later date) also at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. ...
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Thelma G. Hottel

February 13, 1926 - March 8, 2014

Thelma G. Hottel, 88, longtime resident of Iowa City, died Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Crestview Care Center in West Branch. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, March 15th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City with burial following at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials in Thelma's name can be directed...
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Joel L. Boyer

October 2, 1958 - March 6, 2014

Joel Boyer, 55, passed away on March 6, 2014. He is survived by his brother, Dan Boyer; sister, Sara Folsom and his beloved niece and nephews. Joel was preceded in death by his father, Richard Boyer; and mother, Letha Boyer. No public services are planned. Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service of Iowa City cared for Joel's family and his arrangements.
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Louis G. Acord

December 2, 1919 - March 5, 2014

Louis G. "Louie" Acord, 94, formerly of Oxford died Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at the Crestview Care Center in West Branch. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Monday, March 10, 2014, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Iowa City, where visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will take place at the Oxford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in...
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Regina Adams

November 11, 1965 - March 1, 2014

Regina Adams, 48, of Iowa City, died suddenly, Saturday, March 1, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Funeral services will be held at 11am Monday, March 10, 2014, at the Church of the Nazarene in Iowa City, with burial to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be after 9am Monday until services at the church. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been...
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Terri A. Wade

September 24, 1963 - February 28, 2014

Terri A. Wade, 50, of Coralville, died Friday, February 28, 2014. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Friday March 7th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Memorials in Terri's name can be made to the Terri Wade Memorial Fund. Terri Ann Wade was born September 24, 1963, at Chanute Air Force Base, in Rantoul, IL; daughter of George Neal and Brenda A. Roberts. ...
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Janet J. Yeggy

June 22, 1946 - February 26, 2014

Janet J. Yeggy, 67, lifetime resident of this area died Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Memorial services will be held at 3pm Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, where there will be an hour of visitation prior to the services, and a time of fellowship and refreshments following the services. A memorial fund has been...
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Joan C. Wonick

January 30, 1947 - February 23, 2014

Joan C. Wonick, 67, longtime resident of the Iowa City area died Sunday, February 23, 2014, at the Simpson Home in West Liberty. There will be a time of visitation on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 4 to 7pm at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Joan's memory. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the web @ www...
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Barbara C. Timmerman

September 22, 1931 - February 21, 2014

Barbara C. Timmerman, 82, of Iowa City, died Friday, February 21, 2014, at Crestview Care Center in West Branch. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City with a visitation at 9 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at the West Branch Cemetery. Memorials in Barbara's name can be made to the...
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Michael H. Corso

January 19, 1943 - February 21, 2014

Michael H. Corso, 71, of North Liberty died Friday, February 21, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, February 27th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City with a time of visitation from 2 p.m. until the service at 4. Memorials in Mike's name may be made to the Michael Corso Memorial Fund. Michael Henry Corso...
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Margaret M. Hora

May 7, 1922 - February 21, 2014

Margaret M. Hora, 91, of rural West Branch died Friday, February 21, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday, February 27, 2014, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Iowa City, where Sunday parking will be available. Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m., Wednesday at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. Memorials in Margaret's name can be made...
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Beulah F. Hooton

October 9, 1924 - February 20, 2014

Beulah F. Hooton, 89, longtime resident of Iowa City area died Thursday, February 20, 2014, at the Iowa City Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral services will be held at 10am Monday, February 24, 2014, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service, where visitation will be on Sunday from 3 to 6pm. Burial will be at the Unity Cemetery in rural southwest Johnson County. In lieu of flowers, a...
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Diane L. Carswell

January 28, 1936 - February 20, 2014

Diane L. Carswell, 78, of West Branch, died Thursday, February 20, 2014, at her home. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, February 25th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City with burial following at Oakhill Cemetery in Coralville. Memorials in Diane's name can be made to Iowa City Hospice. Diane Lee (Fairchild) was born January 28, 1936, in Coralville...
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Kenneth R. Schumacher

May 1, 1949 - February 14, 2014

Kenneth R. Schumacher, 64, of Iowa City and Ames, died Friday, February 14, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. A Celebration of Ken's Life will be held at a later date, with location and time to be announced. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web @www. gayandciha.com. Gay & Ciha Funeral Service of Iowa City is caring for Ken's family and his...
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Shirlee A Funk

December 26, 1953 - February 13, 2014

Shirlee Anne (DeVore) Funk, 60, of Iowa City, died Thursday, February 13, 2014, at home after a four year long battle with cancer. Shirlee was born December 26, 1953, in their home near Morning Sun, IA, the daughter of Vernon L. Devore and Irene M. (Huff) Devore. She grew up in Wapello, IA, graduated from the Wapello high school in 1972 and from Wheaton College IL in 1976. She made her home in...
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Mark W. Tappan

March 30, 1958 - February 12, 2014

Mark W. Tappan, 55 of Iowa City died Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Mark William Tappan was born May 30, 1958, in Iowa City, the son of Sheldon and Constance (Hastings) Tappan. He attended Iowa City Schools graduating from West High School in 1976. For many years he worked for the University of Iowa in the Facilities Management Dept. His...
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Margaret L. Zimansky

March 30, 1916 - February 11, 2014

Margaret Lacy Zimansky, 97, of Iowa City died Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at her home in the Oaknoll Retirement Residence following a stroke. She was born on March 30, 1916, in Dubuque, Iowa, the daughter of Frank Robinson Lacy and Jessie Hammett Lacy. After graduating from St. Katharine's School in Davenport, Iowa, in 1932, she received a B.A. in Latin from Bryn Mawr College in 1937 and an...
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Charles D. "Chuck" Vargason

February 3, 1963 - February 7, 2014

Charles D. "Chuck" Vargason, 51, longtime resident of Iowa City, and Coralville, died suddenly Friday, February 7, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service with burial to follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Coralville. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial donations can be made in Chuck...
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Barbara R. "Bobbi" Zuber

February 21, 1928 - February 6, 2014

Barbara R. "Bobbi" Zuber, 85 formerly of Iowa City, died Thursday, February 6, 2014, in Kansas City, MO. She and her husband, Dr. Ernest V. Zuber made their home in Iowa City for many years. Her family includes her daughter; Debbie Fisher (Franz) of Kansas City; granddaughters, Lisa Leff (Ed) of Iowa City and Mindi Shupe (Derick) of Kansas City; and great-granddaughters, Teagan, Taelynn and...
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David H. Brenneman

February 20, 1923 - February 6, 2014

David H. Brenneman, 90 of Kalona, formerly of Iowa City died Thursday, February 06, 2014, at the Pleasantview Home in Kalona. Funeral services will be held at11 am Monday, February 10, 2014, at the First Baptist Church in Iowa City. Visitation will be from 2 to 5pm Sunday at Gay and Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. Burial will be at a later date at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City. ...
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James W. "Jim" Watkinson

September 15, 1940 - February 5, 2014

James W. "Jim" Watkinson, 73, of Iowa City, died Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held at 3 pm Saturday, February 15, 2014, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, where there will be a time of visitation from 1 pm until services on Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Jim's...
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Donald L. Wohlenberg

September 15, 1927 - February 4, 2014

Donald L. Wohlenberg, 86 longtime resident of Coralville died Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at the Windmill Manor Care Center in Coralville. Donald Louis Wohlenberg was born September 15, 1927, in Clinton, Iowa the son of Louis and Florence (Benson) Wohlenberg. Following graduation from Clinton High School he enrolled at the University of Iowa. He graduated from the university with a degree in...
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Edward W. "Pondy" Poggenpohl

December 15, 1923 - February 3, 2014

Edward (Pondy) William Poggenpohl of Iowa City (formally of McCausland) passed away peacefully on February 3, 2014 surrounded by his wife and family. Funeral services will be held at 1pm Saturday, February 8, 2014, 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 11am...
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Mary Gail Bentz

March 29, 1920 - February 1, 2014

Mary Gail Bentz, 93 of 701 Oaknoll Drive, Iowa City, died Saturday, February 1, 2014, at Oaknoll Retirement Residence following a brief illness. Memorial services will be held at 2 pm Friday, February 7, 2014, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Iowa City followed by a time of fellowship and refreshments at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Mary Gail's memory to...
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Joseph D. Hamm Jr.

October 2, 1964 - January 31, 2014

Joseph D. Hamm, 49, of Iowa City, Iowa, died Friday, January 31, 2014, at his home. Joseph was born October 2, 1964, in Grant County, IN; son of Joseph D. and Rita J. Hamm. He attended Mississinewa High School and worked at the University of Iowa Hospitals from 1989 – 2013. Prior to coming to Iowa City, Joe served a short time in the U.S. Army. His family includes his father, Joseph...
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Sauileone "Sal" Puaina, Jr.

January 14, 1969 - January 31, 2014

Sauileone "Sal" Puaina Jr, 45, of Iowa City, died unexpectedly on Friday, January 31, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals. A gathering for family and friends will be held from 6-8 p.m., Friday, February 7th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Sal Puaina Memorial Fund which will help with his children's future...
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Dennis J. Petz

June 29, 1952 - January 31, 2014

Dennis James Petz, 61, of Davenport, formerly of Williamsburg, died Friday, January 31, 2014, at Windmill Manor in Coralville. In accordance with his wishes, private family services were held. Memorials in Denny's name can be made to the Dennis Petz Memorial Fund and sent to the funeral home at, 2720 Muscatine Ave, Iowa City, IA 52240, where they will be fowarded onto his family. Denny...
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Carol Lee Barkalow

May 22, 1941 - January 30, 2014

Carol Lee Barkalow, 72, of North Liberty, died Thursday, January 30th, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, February 4th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City with visitation Monday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Ridgewood Cemetery in North Liberty. Memorials in Carol's memory can be made to Mercy...
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Mary E. Larew

May 12, 1954 - January 27, 2014

Mary Elizabeth Larew, 59, of Iowa City died suddenly on Jan. 27, 2014. She was born on May 12, 1954, the daughter of Harold Robert and Dorothy Ann Spencer. Mary graduated from University High School, attended Iowa State University, and earned her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Arizona. Mary's high aptitude with languages led to her interest in studying abroad. Mary put being a...
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Florence Richey

October 1, 1919 - January 27, 2014

Florence Richey, 94, of Coralville, died Monday, January 27, 2014, at Briarwood Health Care Center in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, February 1, 2014, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City where visitation will take place one hour prior to the services. Burial will follow services at the Oakdale Cemetery in Wilton, Iowa. Online condolences...
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Gus D. Ollinger

August 25, 1970 - January 27, 2014

Gus Daniel Ollinger, 43, lifelong resident of Iowa City, died Monday, January 27, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Gus's family invites friends and family to join them Saturday, February 1st. from 2 to 4pm at the Coralville American Legion to share stories and support. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web @ www.gayandciha.com. Gus was born...
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Cleobelle "Cleo" L. Aldeman Kinsinger

July 9, 1920 - January 23, 2014

Cleo L. Aldeman Kinsinger, 93, longtime resident of Coralville, died Thursday, January 23, 2014, at Mercy Hospital under the compassionate care of the Hospice Unit. Memorial services will be held at 2pm Saturday, January 25, 2014, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, followed by a time of refreshments and fellowship. Burial will take place at a later date at Memory...
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Rebecca A. Barkalow

April 16, 1951 - January 21, 2014

Rebecca A. Barkalow, 62, of Iowa City, died Tuesday, January 21st at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m., Friday, January 24, 2014, at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home. Rebecca Ann Ellyson was born April 16, 1951, in Oka-locka, Florida. She graduated...
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Marilyn M. Pribble

August 8, 1938 - January 17, 2014

Marilyn M. Pribble, 75 of Coralville died Friday, January 17, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics following a courageous battle with breast cancer. Marilyn Marie Smith was born August 8, 1938, in St. Genevieve, MO the daughter of Rudolph and Inez Smith. For many years she has worked for the United States Postal Service, in Peoria, IL, Pekin, IL and moving to Iowa City in...
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Susan Hamre-Nietupski

March 3, 1950 - January 16, 2014

Susan "Sue" Hamre-Nietupski, 63, of Iowa City, Iowa died on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Sue's infectious smile and love for people will be missed, but not soon forgotten. At the age of five, she was quoted in the Janesville Gazette as saying she wanted to help others when she "grew up," a prognostication she fulfilled and then some. After...
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Lynn A. Hallett

April 13, 1961 - January 14, 2014

Lynn A. Hallett, 52, of Muscatine, died Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at his home. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 18, 2014, at Church of Christ, 3603 Mulberry Ave, Muscatine with a time of visitation starting at 10 a.m. Memorials in Lynn's name can be made to the Lynn Hallett Memorial Fund. Lynn was born April 13, 1961, in Billings, Montana; son of Franklin...
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Lucille E. Shurr

September 17, 1910 - January 13, 2014

Lucille Elizabeth Shurr, 103, of Iowa City, died January 13, 2014, at Oaknoll Retirement Residence. She is survived by her twin sons, Donald (Marilyn) Shurr of North Liberty and David (Barbara) Shurr of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren, Carrie (Jay) Coble of Crawfordsville, Molly (Jeffrey) Palmer of Swisher and Kristin Shurr of Fairfax, VA. Lucille deeded her body to the University of Iowa...
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Helen Lewis Halstead

August 27, 1929 - January 12, 2014

Helen Lewis Halstead, 84, of Iowa City, died Sunday, January 12, 2014, at the Briarwood Care Center in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held at 11am Thursday, January 16, 2014, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service, where visitation will be on Wednesday from 4 to 7pm. Burial will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in her memory. ...
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Betty J. Lundquist

February 9, 1927 - January 11, 2014

Betty Jane Lundquist of Iowa City, Iowa died Saturday January 11, 2014, at Briarwood Health Care Center in Iowa City. A celebration of Betty's life will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, January 18th at Gay and Ciha Funeral Home in Iowa City. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Memorial donations may be made in Betty's name to First United Methodist Church of Iowa City or Iowa...
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Pauline S. Stoner

November 8, 1929 - January 11, 2014

Pauline S. Stoner, 84, formerly of rural Solon, died Saturday, January 11th at Lantern Park Care Center in Coralville. A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 17th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City with a time of visitation from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Inurnment will take place at Ridgewood Cemetery in North Liberty. In lieu of...
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Curtis J. "Curt" Amelon

March 24, 1949 - January 10, 2014

Curt Amelon, 64, of Kalona, died Friday, January 10, 2014, after losing the battle with cancer. Memorial services will be held at 2pm Tuesday, January 14th. at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City where there will be visitation from 4 to 7pm Monday. Burial will take place at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Curt...
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Lillian G. McCormick

April 23, 1920 - January 8, 2014

Lillian A. McCormick, 93, of Iowa City, formerly of Burlington, Iowa died Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at Lantern Park Nursing and Rehab Center in Coralville. Lillian was born April 23, 1920, in Quincy, IL the daughter of George and Lillian (Niehaus) Slater. She attended schools in Quincy graduating from high school there in 1937. She continued living in Quincy for a number of years when she...
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Genevieve R. Runyan

January 28, 1917 - January 7, 2014

Genevieve R. Stoner Runyan, 96, of Walden Place, died peacefully on January 7, 2014, at Mercy Hospital. A memorial service will be held this spring in the Bondurant, Iowa Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Gay and Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Iowa City Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to her family at www.gayandciha.com. ...
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Georgia G. Hughes

May 31, 1927 - January 7, 2014

Georgia G. Hughes, 86, of Iowa City, formerly of Texas, died Tuesday, January 7, 2014, under the compassionate care of Mercy Hospice in Iowa City. No public services are planned at this time, private services were held.
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Wallace W. "Wally" Hudson

January 3, 1929 - January 5, 2014

Wallace Weir "Wally" Hudson, 85, formerly of Iowa City, passed into Heaven Sunday, January 5th, 2014, in Fountain Hills, Arizona. He was known as a man of honor, and a man of God. Wallace was born on January 3, 1929. He was raised on a farm in the Iowa City area. He married Patricia Mae Pechman on June 4, 1949, and they celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary last summer. Patty was...
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Elizabeth Buckley

August 5, 1920 - January 5, 2014

Elizabeth "Betty" Weaver Buckley, 93, of Cedar Rapids, died Sunday, January 5, 2014, at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids. A gathering time for family and friends will be held from 4 to 7pm Thursday, January 9, 2014, at Keystone Place located at 6126 Rockwell Drive, Cedar Rapids to remember and share Betty's life. Her wishes of cremation were honored through Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation...
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Joann M. Moss

January 16, 1928 - January 2, 2014

Joann M. Moss, 85, of Iowa City, died Thursday, January 2, 2014, while visiting family in Austin, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, January 9, 2014, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City where there will be visitation from 4 to 7 pm Wednesday. Entombment in the mausoleum will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Following the funeral services a reception...
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Thomas W. Platts

June 17, 1949 - January 2, 2014

Thomas "Tom" W. Platts, 64, of Iowa City, died Thursday, January 2, 2014, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held at 10am Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, with burial including military honors at 2pm Tuesday at Keokuk National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 pm Monday at the funeral home. ...
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Dr. Donald T. and Flora A. Downing

November 11, 1930 - January 1, 2014

Flora A. Downing and Dr. Donald T. Downing passed within hours of each other, on New Years Day, January 1, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Flora A. Brockman was born November 11, 1930, in Perth, Western Australia the daughter of Francis and Mae (Dines) Brockman. Flora's father described her as a larrikin. As a child, her mother insisted she and her siblings wear shoes...
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Laughryn "Larry" Stokes

January 12, 1927 - December 31, 2013

Laughryn 'Larry" Stokes, 86 longtime resident and businessman of Coralville died December 31, 2013. A Celebration of Larry's Life for family and friends will be held from 2 to 5 pm Saturday, January 4th at the Coralville American Legion. In lieu of flowers or other gifts, please send donations to the caring and compassionate souls at Iowa City Hospice. Online condolences may be sent for his...
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Virginia "Ginny" T. Joslin

July 11, 1918 - December 30, 2013

Virginia T. "Ginnie" Joslin, 95 of Coralville died peacefully on Monday, December 30, 2013, at home in Hawthorne Inn in Coralville. Ginnie was born July 11, 1918, at Delaware Township, New Jersey the daughter of William and Elsie (Felton) Tibbitt. She married S. Stewart Joslin Jr. on September 30, 1939. The couple lived both in New Jersey until 1970, when they moved to north central...
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Lisa A. Bream

August 28, 1972 - December 30, 2013

Lisa A. Bream, 41, of Iowa City, died Monday, December 30, 2013, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Funeral services will be held at 7pm Friday, January 3, 2014, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service, where there will be a time of visitation from 5 till services on Friday. A memorial fund has been established in Lisa's memory. Online condolences may be sent for her family...
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Janice E. Morland

February 2, 1943 - December 30, 2013

Janice E. Morland (Norman), age 70, of North Liberty, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly on Monday morning, December 30th, 2013 at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. She was just beginning yet another exciting chapter in her life when she was taken from us. Per her wishes, she will be cremated. Janice was the first born of four children to Carl and Audrey (Jones) Norman. She was born in...
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Marjorie J. Singer

December 29, 2013

Marjorie J Singer, 92, of Iowa City, formerly of Newton, passed away December 29, 2013, at Briarwood Health Care Center in Iowa City surrounded by close family. Marjorie Jean Wormley was born April 1, 1921, in Newton; the daughter of Burton and Imogene Wormley. She graduated from Newton High School in 1939 and attended Cornell College with an interest in history and philosophy. In 1938,...
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Gerald "Jerry" Meardon

November 20, 1936 - December 28, 2013

Gerald "Jerry" Meardon, 77, of Oelwein, died December 28, 2013, at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. A short memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Thursday, January 16, 2014, at the Downey Baptist Church, Downey, Iowa, with Reverend Tim Davison leading the service. Gerald Was born November 20, 1936, in Iowa City; son of Edward and Kathryn Meardon. He graduated from City High...
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Michael W. Finkelstein

January 13, 1951 - December 28, 2013

Michael W. Finkelstein, 62, of Coralville, died Saturday, December 28, 2013, in the comfort of his home. Michael W. Finkelstein was born January 13, 1951, in Los Angeles, California. His family relocated to Carthage, Illinois when he was only 6 months old to be near his mother's family. As an adolescent, he worked in the family business. Following completion of a Bachelor of Science degree in...
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Charlotte Jean Boren

August 29, 1933 - December 24, 2013

Charlotte "Jean" Boren, 80, of Iowa City died Tuesday, December 24, 2013, at Mercy Hospital under the compassionate care of the Hospice unit, surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 28, 2013, at the Church of the Nazarene in Iowa City, followed by a luncheon then burial at the Anderson Cemetery near Swisher, Iowa. Visitation will be from 4 to 7...
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Karl A. Divine-Koch

August 31, 1948 - December 24, 2013

Rev. Karl A. Divine-Koch, 65, of Iowa City, died peacefully at his home, Tuesday, December 24, 2013 after a long illness. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Monday, December 30, 2013, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, followed by a time of fellowship and lunch. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 pm Sunday at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can...
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Margaret Jane Hootman

July 18, 1921 - December 23, 2013

Margaret Jane Hootman died peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on Monday, December 23, 2013. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, December 28, 2013, at Welsh Congregational Church near Sharon Center, followed by a time of fellowship and lunch. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Margaret Hootman Memorial Fund through the funeral home. Online...
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Shirley Carew

September 21, 1927 - December 21, 2013

Shirley Makepeace Carew passed away Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Oaknoll Retirement Residence in Iowa City. She was born on September 21, 1927 in Billerica, MA to Arthur and Marjorie Makepeace. Shirley attended high school in Monson, MA and earned her RN at Lowell General Hospital. On September 3, 1951 she married her high school sweetheart David Carew. They lived in Boston and...
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Sandra K. Prosser

December 17, 2013

Sandra K. Prosser, 67, of Iowa City, died Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at the Iowa City Care and Rehab Center. Her family includes three children, William Cooney, Tina Taylor and Jamed Jackson; a grandson, Dalton Jackson, and her brother, Frank Glenn. No services are planned, Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service cared for her family and arrangements.
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Jack W. Boal

April 1, 1932 - December 16, 2013

Jack Boal, of Iowa City, died Monday, December 16, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Memorial services will be held at 2pm Sunday, December 22, 2013, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Visitation will precede the services at the church from 12 noon until the services. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in Jack's...
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Irma R. Herring

June 30, 1944 - December 14, 2013

Irma R. Herring, 69, of Iowa City, died Saturday, December 14, 2013, at Iowa City Care and Rehab Center. Irma Rose Herring was born June 30, 1944, in Johnson County, Iowa; daughter of Paul E. and Hazel A. (Miller) Herring. She graduated from Oxford High School and attended the Iowa City Commercial College. She was a professional secretary and worked most of her life for the University of...
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Minnie I. Neuzil

April 7, 1915 - December 14, 2013

Minnie I. Neuzil, 98, of rural Iowa City, died Saturday, December 14, 2013, at her home. Funeral mass will be 10 a.m., Saturday, December 21st at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Iowa City with visitation from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the Gay and Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service with a rosary service at 7 p.m. Minnie Irene (Mills) was born April 7, 1915, in Iowa City; daughter of Vernon and...
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Harlan G. Berger

July 21, 1935 - December 13, 2013

Harlan G. Berger, 78, of Coralville, died Friday, December 13, 2013, at Mercy Hospital. Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, December 21, at the Powell Funeral Home in Wellman with a time of visitation one hour prior. There will be a time of visitation Friday from 5:30-8 p.m., at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Interment will take place at the Wellman...
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Cecelia Kogan

December 10, 2013 - December 10, 2013

Cecelia Kogan, newborn daughter of Nicole and Paul Kogan of Iowa City, died hours after her birth on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Her mother and father had been with her every second that she had blessed their lives, and Cecelia will forever be in their hearts and souls. Online condolences may be sent for her parents through the web @ www...
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Lila R. Flansburg

July 21, 1924 - December 9, 2013

Lila R. Flansburg, 89, longtime resident of Tiffin, died Monday, December 9, 2013, at Windmill Manor in Coralville. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, December 14, 2013, at Grace United Methodist Church in Tiffin with burial following at Oakhill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the church. Memorials in Lila's name can be made to Grace UMC. Lila Rose ...
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James H. Burke

May 1, 1925 - December 8, 2013

James H. "Jim" Burke, 88 of Iowa City, formerly of New York City, died Sunday, December 8, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 10am Thursday, December 12, 2013, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Iowa City, where there will be visitation one hour prior to the services. Graveside services will be held at 1pm Thursday at the Hazelton, Iowa cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations...
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William Bill Terry

January 4, 1938 - December 7, 2013

William O. "Bill" Terry, 75 longtime resident of Iowa City died Saturday, December 7, 2013, at Mercy Hospice in Iowa City from complications of lung cancer Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, December 12, 2013, at First Presbyterian Church in Iowa City, with the Rev. Dr. Samuel Massey officiating. Inurnment will take place at the church's columbarium. Following services will...
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Gordon "Gordie" Boerner

March 14, 1950 - December 4, 2013

Gordon A. "Gordie" Boerner, 63 of Coralville, formerly of Ida Grove died Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. Services and visitations will be held in Iowa City on Saturday, December 7th. at the Zion Lutheran Church with visitation beginning at 9am with the services at 11 a.m., followed by a luncheon. Additional services and visitation will be...
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Ronald R. Shank

October 29, 1942 - December 3, 2013

Ronald R. "Ron" Shank, 71, of Iowa City, died Tuesday, December 3rd at his home. A gathering for family and friends is planned for Friday, December 6th. from 4 to 7pm at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established. Online condolences, specifically Ron and Sandy stories to be preserved for their grandchildren; may be sent for...
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Ruth I. Newman

February 7, 1934 - December 3, 2013

Ruth Ione Newman, 79 of the Coralville area died Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Memorial services will be held at 9:00 am Thursday, December 5, 2013, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. Burial will be at a later date in Monmouth, Illinois. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in her memory. Online condolences may be sent for Ruth's...
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Beverly Mahoney

September 8, 1930 - December 3, 2013

Beverly Mahoney, 83 of Oxford died Tuesday, December 3, 2013, surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held at 10 am Saturday, December 7, 2013, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oxford, followed with burial at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 pm Friday at the church, concluding with a parish vigil service at 7pm. A memorial fund has been established in Beverly's...
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G. James "Jim" Dearth

October 24, 1964 - November 27, 2013

Jim Dearth, 49 of rural Washington, Iowa died Wednesday, November 27, 2013, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Jim was born October 24, 1964 in Athens, Ohio. He grew up in the Ft. Wayne, Indiana area before his family moved to Cedar Rapids in 1978. He attended Jefferson High School and Kirkwood Community College. For the past 29 years he has been employed by the former NCS, now...
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