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Our Obituaries

Marie Wray Croy

August 16, 1926 - April 16, 2015

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

September 12, 1947 - April 9, 2015

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

June 24, 1968 - April 9, 2015

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

March 12, 1934 - April 5, 2015

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

May 17, 1948 - April 4, 2015

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

July 13, 1924 - April 2, 2015

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

June 15, 1924 - April 2, 2015

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

October 18, 1923 - April 1, 2015

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

December 14, 1982 - March 30, 2015

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

January 29, 1947 - March 27, 2015

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

November 30, 1951 - March 27, 2015

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

June 23, 1929 - March 24, 2015

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

December 11, 1928 - March 24, 2015

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

July 13, 1944 - March 22, 2015

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

March 1, 1963 - March 21, 2015

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

May 5, 1927 - March 20, 2015

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

March 14, 1953 - March 19, 2015

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

September 17, 1915 - March 17, 2015

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

July 18, 1924 - March 17, 2015

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

May 9, 1923 - March 14, 2015

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

June 29, 1952 - March 11, 2015

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

October 6, 1941 - March 10, 2015

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

November 12, 1947 - March 10, 2015

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

August 16, 1930 - March 8, 2015

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

January 12, 1923 - March 7, 2015

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

October 29, 1927 - March 7, 2015

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

October 2, 1929 - March 5, 2015

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

May 19, 1922 - March 5, 2015

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

March 1, 1934 - March 4, 2015

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

July 3, 1951 - March 2, 2015

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

July 28, 1943 - March 1, 2015

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

January 20, 1937 - February 26, 2015

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

February 24, 2015

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

August 5, 1925 - February 22, 2015

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

May 16, 1937 - February 20, 2015

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

May 21, 1923 - February 19, 2015

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

July 20, 1918 - February 16, 2015

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

December 30, 1983 - February 15, 2015

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

February 12, 2015 - February 12, 2015

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

October 7, 1930 - February 12, 2015

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

June 15, 1928 - February 11, 2015

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

September 1, 1915 - February 10, 2015

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

May 8, 1917 - February 10, 2015

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

April 13, 1939 - February 7, 2015

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

October 1, 1931 - February 7, 2015

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

November 18, 1933 - February 5, 2015

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

July 16, 1941 - February 5, 2015

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

April 19, 1938 - February 4, 2015

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

April 9, 1919 - January 30, 2015

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

October 9, 1927 - January 27, 2015

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

April 20, 1961 - January 23, 2015

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

July 26, 1930 - January 22, 2015

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

September 1, 1935 - January 22, 2015

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

July 15, 1950 - January 21, 2015

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

May 27, 1921 - January 20, 2015

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

January 20, 2015

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

January 5, 1963 - January 16, 2015

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

July 12, 1932 - January 16, 2015

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

June 21, 1918 - January 12, 2015

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

May 6, 1917 - January 12, 2015

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

June 16, 1919 - January 10, 2015

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

August 29, 1921 - January 9, 2015

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

September 11, 1964 - January 9, 2015

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

March 11, 1936 - January 7, 2015

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

January 8, 1923 - January 5, 2015

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

July 21, 1929 - January 5, 2015

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

June 23, 1977 - January 4, 2015

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

September 5, 1914 - January 2, 2015

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

February 25, 1933 - December 31, 2014

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

August 9, 1927 - December 31, 2014

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

April 4, 1941 - December 29, 2014

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

September 11, 1919 - December 26, 2014

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

October 14, 1991 - December 25, 2014

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

December 13, 1925 - December 24, 2014

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

August 3, 1939 - December 24, 2014

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

April 2, 1971 - December 23, 2014

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

May 14, 1927 - December 22, 2014

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

July 7, 1939 - December 20, 2014

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

June 11, 1931 - December 17, 2014

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

February 3, 1951 - December 12, 2014

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

July 25, 1935 - December 9, 2014

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

January 22, 1943 - December 6, 2014

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

July 29, 1924 - December 3, 2014

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

March 27, 1918 - November 30, 2014

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

September 6, 1922 - November 28, 2014

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

February 17, 1935 - November 26, 2014

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

August 28, 1931 - November 26, 2014

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

June 28, 1947 - November 24, 2014

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

February 9, 1920 - November 24, 2014

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

May 16, 1909 - November 23, 2014

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

December 31, 1927 - November 22, 2014

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

July 11, 1929 - November 22, 2014

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

June 28, 1961 - November 21, 2014

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

May 1, 1955 - November 20, 2014

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

July 3, 1945 - November 17, 2014

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

April 20, 1921 - November 15, 2014

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

April 21, 1946 - November 14, 2014

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

January 27, 1926 - November 13, 2014

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

August 4, 1926 - November 11, 2014

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

November 10, 2014

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