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Our Obituaries

Duane F. Petz

September 29, 1940 - September 11, 2014

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

September 2, 1917 - September 7, 2014

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

March 4, 1927 - September 5, 2014

William Lewis "Bill" Boots age 87, died Friday September 5, with his loving children by his side, at Mercy Hospice Care in Iowa City. Coralville Lake was a longtime summer home of Bill Boots. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday September 14, 2014 (Noon – 4PM) at Bobbers Grill, Scales Point Marina, 1850 Scales Bend Road NE, North Liberty. A private graveside service will be held by...
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Shirley Mathes

April 3, 1919 - September 3, 2014

Shirley (Rummells) Mathes, 95, passed away in Bellingham, Washington September 3, 2014. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City followed by a memorial service at Zion Lutheran Church beginning at 2 p.m. Those attending the graveside can meet at the cemetery office and will be directed to the grave in procession just prior to...
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Paul A. Wiese

July 28, 1939 - September 3, 2014

Paul Alan Wiese, "Uncle Paul", 75, of Iowa City, suffered a severe stroke and passed away at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, on September 3, 2014. Paul chose to be cremated and his cremains will be interred at the family cemetery plot in Schaller, IA, in late-October, where a family memorial service will be held. At Paul's request, memorial gifts may be made to Gloria Dei Lutheran...
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Rose I. Van Hoven

June 3, 1918 - September 1, 2014

Rose I. Van Hoven, 96, formerly of Iowa City, died September 1, 2014, at a care center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Graveside services will be held at 2pm Saturday, September 6, 2014, at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in her memory. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the web @ www.gayandciha.com. Rose Irene...
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Debora A. Vreeland

September 18, 1959 - August 27, 2014

Debora A. Vreeland, 54 of Coralville, Iowa died Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Debora was born in San Leandro, CA to Ed and Linda Alves in September of 1959. She grew up in both the San Francisco Bay Area and San Diego Area before moving to Iowa to raise her family. She raised her family in both Sac City and Lytton before moving to...
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Debora A. Vreeland

September 18, 1959 - August 27, 2014

Debora A. Vreeland, 54 of Coralville, formerly of Sac City and Lytton, IA, died Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Her family includes her children, Jay Vreeland (Amanda Clark) of Muscatine; Nikkie Peterson (Nick) of Rockwell City; Zachary Vreeland of Ames; great-grandson, Henrick D. Peterson; sister, Chrissy Timmons; and Debora's former husband...
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Nancy D. Schneider

February 18, 1930 - August 26, 2014

Nancy D. Schneider, 84 of Iowa City died Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at the Iowa City Rehab and Health Care Center. Visitation for family and friends will be from 5 to 7 pm Thursday (today) at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. Services celebrating Nancy's life will be held at 2 pm Friday, August 29, 2014, at the Iowa City Rehab and Health Care Center in the activity center. Burial...
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Stanley R. Schenk

August 8, 1926 - August 25, 2014

Stanley R. Schenk, 88 longtime Johnson County area farmer died Monday, August 25, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. His family includes a sister, June Eckrich of Muscatine, and a number of nieces and nephews. Stanley was preceded in death by his parents, and wife, Marie. No public services are planned; burial will take place at the Mentzer Cemetery. Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation...
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Howard Carswell

June 4, 1930 - August 20, 2014

Howard Carswell, 84, of West Branch, died Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 11 am Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, with burial to follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Coralville, where military honors will be held. Memorial donations can be made in his memory to Iowa City Hospice. Howard was born June...
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Janet K. Hong

April 26, 1949 - August 16, 2014

Janet K. Hong, 65, of Iowa City, died peacefully Saturday, August 16, 2014, at home, following a 16 month battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 28th at Zion Lutheran Church in Iowa City. A time of visitation will precede the service beginning at 1:00 p.m. until the start of the service. A private family committal service will take place at Oakland...
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Helen E. (Spivey) Pierce

October 20, 1920 - August 13, 2014

Helen E. (Spivey) Pierce, 93, longtime Iowa City resident died at her home, Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Saturday, August 16, 2014, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service, followed by a reception for family and friends at the funeral home. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will take place at...
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Clayton L. Shalla

June 19, 1935 - August 12, 2014

Dr. Clayton L. Shalla, 79, longtime resident of Iowa City died Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at a local care facility. Private family services will be held at Oakland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in his memory to Coralville Library or Iowa City Hospice. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web @ www.gayandciha.com. Gay & Ciha Funeral and...
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Eric A. Tammes

May 11, 1958 - August 11, 2014

Eric A. Tammes, 56, of Wellman, formerly of Iowa City, died August 11, 2014, at his home. Private family gathering time is being planned for a later date. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web @ www.gayandciha. Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Services are caring for Eric's family and his arrangements. Eric was born May 11, 1958, in Iowa City the son of Dr. Arnold...
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Mary Elizabeth Olson

December 7, 1946 - August 9, 2014

Mary Elizabeth Olson, 67 of Washington, formerly of Iowa City died Saturday, August 9, 2014, at the Washington County Hospital in Washington, Iowa. A gathering for family and friends will be held from 1:30 pm till 3:30 pm Friday, August 15, 2014, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. A memorial fund has been established in Mary's memory. Online condolences may be sent for...
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Judith Kay Stoner

June 30, 1944 - August 9, 2014

Judith Kay Stoner, 70, of Iowa City, died Saturday, August 9, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. A service of Thanksgiving and Commendation of Judy Stoner will be held at the end of the 9:00 service at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church on Sunday, August 17. All are invited to attend the entire service of Holy Communion, or arrive by 9:45 to participate in the Thanksgiving and Commendation. ...
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Marian F. Maxwell

June 10, 1925 - August 8, 2014

Marian F. Maxwell, of Oaknoll Retirement Community, passed away at Mercy Hospice in Iowa City, on August 8, 2014, following a long illness. A private family service will be held at a later date. Marian was born in Davenport on June 10, 1925 to Drs. Robert and Blanche Getman. Marian graduated from Davenport High School and the University of Iowa in 1947 and married Dr. John R. Maxwell in...
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Donald J. Parrott Sr.

July 21, 1928 - August 8, 2014

Donald J. Parrott Sr., 86 of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Iowa City died Friday, August 8, 2014, at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web @ www.gayandciha.com. His family includes his children, William Parrott, Joan Redmond, Arvin...
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Helen C. Wegmuller

October 29, 1912 - August 5, 2014

Helen C. Wegmuller, 101.9, of Oxford died Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at Lakeview Village in Amana. Funeral services will be held at 11am Friday, August 8, 2014, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oxford, with burial to follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm Thursday at the church where a parish vigil service will be held at 8 pm. In lieu of flowers a memorial...
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Harold D. Wall

November 28, 1919 - August 5, 2014

Harold D. Wall, 94 of Coralville, formerly of Storm Lake died Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at Lantern Park Nursing and Rehab Center in Coralville. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Monday, August 11, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church of Storm Lake, Iowa. Burial will follow at the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery near Storm Lake. Visitation will be one hour prior to the...
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Dolores R. Vesely

January 7, 1925 - August 4, 2014

Dolores Ruth Vesely, 89, of Tiffin, Iowa, passed away on Monday, August 4, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. No public services are planned, private family graveside services will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Tiffin. Online condolences may be sent to her family through the web at www.gayandciha.com. Dolores was born in Wayland, Iowa, on January 7, 1925. At the age of 7, her...
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Donald D. "Don" Urban

July 28, 1942 - August 3, 2014

On Sunday, August 3, 2014, our dear loved one, friend, and "Bro", Donald D. Urban, 72, of Iowa City, formerly of Waterloo, took his fishing boat, fishing gear, favorite fishing pole and reel, and went to heaven's fishing hole. Memorial Services will be held at 6 pm Saturday, August 9, 2014, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service followed by a time of food and continued fellowship at the...
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Johnathon H. "Jon" Bechen

January 9, 1954 - August 2, 2014

Johnathon H. "Jon" Bechen, of Kalona, died Saturday, August 2, 2014, at his home. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Gay & Ciha Funeral Service in Iowa City where military honors will be rendered. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday also at the funeral home. Jon was born Jan. 9, 1954 in Galena, IL; son of Raymond and Elizabeth (Casey) Bechen. After high school he...
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Joyce E. Farmer

April 16, 1940 - August 2, 2014

Joyce Elaine Farmer, 74, died Saturday, August 2, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, after a short illness. A service remembering Joyce will take place at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, August 9th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City with a time of visitation from 11 am until the service and again immediately following the service where refreshments and fellowship will be...
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Carol K. (Kolsto) Williams

October 20, 1940 - July 31, 2014

Carol Kay (Kolsto) Williams, 73, longtime resident of Brooklyn, died Thursday, July 31, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Celebration of life services will be held next weekend at Holiday Lake there in Brooklyn. Family and friends are encouraged to attend to share their "Carol Stories" and remember a dear lady! Online condolences may be sent for her family...
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Linda Kay Norton

September 23, 1949 - July 30, 2014

Linda Kay Norton, 64, of Coralville, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at her home. A time celebrating Linda's Life will begin at 7pm Monday, August 4, 2014, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the web @ www.gayandciha.com. She was married to Dr. William H. Norton who preceded her in death in March of 1995. She is...
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Mary Jo Seaba

August 17, 1936 - July 19, 2014

Mary Jo Seaba, 77, of North Liberty, died Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Mercy Hospice in Iowa City. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 23rd at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Iowa City with visitation Tuesday from 4-7 p.m., at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Mercy Hospital Foundation (Iowa City). ...
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Catherine E. Fountain

August 29, 1917 - July 19, 2014

Catherine E. Fountain, 96, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Lantern Park Care Center in Coralville. A time of visitation will be from 1-2:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 22nd at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Family graveside services will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Catherine was born August 29, 1917, in Iowa City; daughter of Leo J. and Beatrice Tesar. She...
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Freda F. Bush

March 20, 1919 - July 18, 2014

Freda Bush, long-time resident of Iowa City, died Friday, July 18, 2014, at Legacy Point Senior Living Community. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 25th at Lower Deer Creek Church near Kalona with burial prior to the service, at 9:30 a.m. at the Lower Deer Creek Cemetery. Those attending the graveside may gather at the church at 9:30 and we will then go as a group to the...
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Ella Mae Harris

October 28, 1922 - July 15, 2014

Ella Mae Harris, 91, lifelong resident of Iowa City, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Crestview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in West Branch. She had made her home at Bickford Cottage for several years prior to her illness. Funeral services will be held 5:00 Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City with the Reverend Arnette Pint officiating. ...
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Emma "Jane" Dinsmore

April 27, 1927 - July 15, 2014

Emma "Jane" Dinsmore, 87, of Coralville, died Tuesday, July 15th, at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, July 18, 2014, at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service with visitation from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, and Friday beginning at 9 a.m. Burial will follow at Oakhill Cemetery in Coralville. Memorials in Jane's name can be made to the...
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Marie L. Lind

October 21, 1916 - July 14, 2014

Marie L. Lind, 97, of Iowa City, died Monday, July 14th, at Lantern Park Care Center in Coralville. Family committal services will be held at Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City and online condolences can be sent to her family at www.gayandciha.com. Her family includes her children, Carol Waters (Raymond L. Sr) of Ohio, Gail Melcher (Jeff) of Mesa, AZ and Joan K. Lind of North Liberty;...
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Betty Jean Coglan

August 23, 1927 - July 13, 2014

Betty Jean Coglan, 86, formerly of North Liberty, died Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Mercy Hospice in Iowa City. A gathering to celebrate Betty's life will take place from 2 - 4 p.m., Friday, July 18, 2014, at Divots at the Brown Deer Golf Club. Family committal services will be held at Ridgewood Cemetery in North Liberty. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Betty's name can be made to Mercy...
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Judith K. Rarick

October 8, 1939 - July 12, 2014

Judith K. Rarick, of Iowa City, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Mercy Hospice in Iowa City. A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 17th at Trinity Episcopal Church in Iowa City with internment to follow at the Trinity Columbarium. Memorials in Judy's name can be made to Trinity Episcopal Altar Guild. Online condolences can be sent to her family at www.gayandciha.com. ...
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Eileen K. Herring

July 8, 1943 - July 12, 2014

Eileen K. Herring, lifelong resident of Iowa City, died Saturday, July 12th at home with her husband, Jack, son, Dave and daughter, Annette, days after celebrating her 71st birthday; after a long, determined and valiant battle with cancer. A gathering for family and friends will be held from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, July 15th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Memorials...
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Darlene A. Donovan

September 18, 1937 - July 11, 2014

Darlene Ann Donovan, born September 18, 1937, second of thirteen children of Robert and Hazel (Maxey) Vrchoticky passed away Friday, July 11th surrounded by her loving family. Funeral mass will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 14th at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Iowa City with visitation from 4-8 p.m., Sunday at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. Family burial will take place...
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Juanita K Smith Ricci

January 1, 1944 - July 10, 2014

Juanita K. Smith Ricci, 70, of West Liberty, died Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Windmill Manor in Coralville, Iowa. Visitation will be from 5:30-8:00 p.m., Monday, July 14th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 15th, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Memorials in Juanita's name can...
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Timothy "Tim" Barnes

August 2, 1965 - July 9, 2014

Timothy J. Barnes, 48, passed away early Wednesday July 9, 2014. Much loved husband of Rick Armstrong; son of Lawrence (Bud) Barnes and the late Barbara Barnes of Iowa City; brother to Larry Barnes (Pam Calkin) of Iowa City, Bruce Barnes (Ellen)of Wyoming, Steve Barnes and Linda Barnes (Linda Morhfield) of Las Vegas, NV; former sister-in-law, Carla Barnes of Iowa City and an uncle to many nieces...
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George P. Mullally

May 15, 1938 - July 6, 2014

George P. Mullally, 76, of Iowa City, died Sunday, July 6, 2014, at Oaknoll Retirement Residence. Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m., Thursday, July 10th at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Iowa City, with a reception to follow in the church hall. Visitation will be Thursday from 9 -10 a.m., at the church. Burial will be at 11 a.m., Friday, July 11th, at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Sauk Rapids,...
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Margaret Etta Davis

December 11, 1926 - July 4, 2014

Margaret E. Davis, 87 of Parnell died Friday, July 4, 2014, at the Pleasantview Care Center in Kalona. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, with burial to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. There will be a time of visitation one hour prior to the services, and following the cemetery services during the...
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Mildred J. Taylor

November 1, 1928 - July 3, 2014

Mildred J. Taylor, 85, of Le Claire, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. A service celebrating Mildred's life will be held 6:30 p.m., Monday, July 7th at the First United Methodist Church in North Liberty, located at 85 N. Jones Blvd. A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow the service. Family committal will take place...
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Jason M. Holderness

November 2, 1976 - July 1, 2014

Jason M. Holderness finished his journey here on earth Tuesday, July 1, 2014. He passed away peacefully in his sleep, with his dog and best friend, Booker at his side. His long battle with diabetes and most recently kidney failure is now finished. A gathering of family and friends will be held beginning at 12 noon on Saturday, July 5th at the VFW Hall in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers a...
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Linda D. Maier

September 21, 1954 - June 28, 2014

Linda D. Maier, 59, of West Des Moines, died Saturday June 28, 2014. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 2nd at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Coralville with burial following at St. joseph Cemetery in Iowa City. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Tuesday at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Memorials can be made to the Linda Maier Memorial Fund. ...
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Jan Liggett

May 17, 1952 - June 24, 2014

Jan Liggett, 62, died Tuesday June 24th 2014, surrounded by her loving husband and friends. Jan was born May 17, 1952 in Oakland, Ca. to Dr. Donald and Jeanne (McIntosh) Liggett. She attended grade school in Palo Alto and Malaysia where her father led a group of scholars from Stanford U. in establishing the first state university (shortly after the Malaysians gained their independence...
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Lori Ann Hilmer

November 23, 1965 - June 21, 2014

Lori A. Hilmer, 48 of North Liberty died Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids surrounded by her family, following a passionate fight against cancer. Funeral services will be held at 5 pm Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at First United Methodist Church in North Liberty, with burial to follow at Ridgewood Cemetery in North Liberty. Visitation will be one hour prior to the...
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Madlyn Halter Baughman

April 23, 1927 - June 21, 2014

Madlyn Halter Baughman 87, of Iowa City died Saturday, June 21, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Iowa City, with burial at St. Stanislaus Cemetery west of Hills. Visitation will be from 4 to 7pm Tuesday at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Madlyn's...
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Mary Ann Prohaska

February 27, 1981 - June 21, 2014

Mary Ann Prohaska, 33 of Coralville died at her home Saturday, June 21, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Thursday, June 26, 2014, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, with burial to follow at Oakland Cemetery in Solon, Iowa. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in her...
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David W. Ciha

April 15, 1932 - June 20, 2014

David W. Ciha, 82, of Kalona, died Friday, June 20, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Gay & Ciha Funeral Service in Iowa City, with burial to follow at the Oakland Cemetery in Solon. Military Honors will be provided. Visitation will be from 4 to 7pm Monday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent for his...
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Kathleen L. "Katie" Yanausch

March 29, 1920 - June 18, 2014

Kathleen L. "Katie" Yanausch, 94 of Iowa City died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Atrium Village in Hills. A time Celebrating the Life of Katie will be held from 1 to 4 pm Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Gay & Ciha Funeral Service. Burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery at a later date. A memorial fund has been established in Katie's memory. Online condolences may be sent for her family...
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Walter E. "Jake" Shaffer

October 14, 1922 - June 17, 2014

Walter E. "Jake" Shaffer, 91 longtime resident of Iowa City died Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held at 10:30am Friday, June 20, 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 4 to 7 pm Thursday at the funeral home....
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Nadine Nighbert Pfister

December 28, 1929 - June 16, 2014

Nadine (Nighbert) Pfister, 84, Iowa City, was called to Heaven on Monday, June 16th, surrounded by her loving family. She will be missed by the many that loved her. A memorial service celebrating Nadine's life will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, June 21st at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Iowa City with visitation from 4-7 p.m., Friday, also at the church. Memorials in Nadine's memory can be...
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Janet A. Taylor

June 11, 1919 - June 15, 2014

Surrounded by love as she has been throughout her life, Janet Adams Gabel Taylor died on June 15, 2014, in Iowa City, IA. She was born to Helen Cobb Adams and Vinton George Adams on June 11, 1919, in Sioux City, IA. A strong, determined and beautiful woman, she accomplished her goal of living to celebrate her 95th birthday. Janet is survived by and is dearly missed by her daughter and son-in...
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Somphaeng "Meo" Syvixay

September 4, 1978 - June 14, 2014

Somphaeng "Meo" Syvixay, 35 of Iowa City passed away on Saturday, June 14, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 4pm Saturday, June 21, 2014, followed by a traditional Laotian service all at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. Visitation will be from 4 to 6pm Friday at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established in his memory or you may go to www.gofundme.com/ad3en4 and...
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Grace M. Nachtigall

April 10, 1914 - June 12, 2014

Grace Kauffman Nachtigall died peacefully on June 12, 2014 at age 100 at the Oaknoll Retirement Residence, Iowa City, Iowa. She was born April 10, 1914, near Hopedale, Illinois She was the 4th of 9 children in the family of Noah and Kate Egli Kauffman. Shortly after high school she completed her nurses training practicing as an RN in many communities including Puerto Rico and 9 years (1960...
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Ilene H. Ries

March 21, 1923 - June 12, 2014

Ilene H. Ries, 91, of Iowa City, died Thursday, June 12, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. A celebration of Ilene's life will be held 12:30 p.m., Saturday, July 12, 2014, the First United Methodist Church in Iowa City with Sunday parking available. Family committal services will take place at Davenport Memorial Gardens. Memorials in Ilene's name can be made to the...
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Claire J. "Joan" Brown

June 10, 2014

Claire "Joan" Brown, 99, longtime resident of Iowa City, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at Lantern Park Nursing and Rehab Center in Coralville. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Iowa City. Visitation will be at the church from 9 till 11am on Saturday. Burial will be at a later date at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Tiffin. Memorial...
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Charles Miles Mason Jr.

September 13, 1927 - June 9, 2014

Dr. Charles Miles Mason Jr., age 86, of Iowa City, died early morning in his sleep on Monday, June 9, 2014 at the Pleasantview Home in Kalona. Funeral services will be held at 1pm Friday, June 13, 2014, at The River Community Church with Pastor Gail Mitchell officiating. Burial to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7pm on Thursday, June 12th at the church. In lieu...
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Robert "Bob" Bennett

August 12, 1928 - June 7, 2014

Robert F. "Bob" Bennett, 85 of Amana, died at his home Saturday, June 7, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 11 am Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at. St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oxford. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 pm Monday concluding with a parish vigil service at 8pm at the church in Oxford. In Lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in his memory to the local chapters of the...
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Wayne Raymond Lacina

January 9, 1927 - June 6, 2014

Wayne R. Lacina, "Bodgy", 87 of Iowa City died Friday, June 6, 2014, at Oaknoll Retirement Residence. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at First Presbyterian Church in Iowa City, with burial to follow at Oakland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7pm Tuesday at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made...
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Mary E. Baldwin

October 5, 1922 - June 6, 2014

Mary E. Baldwin, 91, of Iowa City, died Friday, June 6, 2014, at Solon Nursing Care Center in Solon, IA. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, June 9, 2014, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, with burial to follow at Oakland Cemetery. Mary Elizabeth was born on Oct. 5, 1922 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. to William F. Coggins and Catherine (Rogan) Coggins. She...
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Cheryl E. Whitney

July 2, 1951 - June 5, 2014

Cheryl Whitney, 62, of Iowa City died Thursday, June 5, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family, pets, and the beauty of her gardens. Cheryl Elaine Whitney was born July 2, 1951 in Jefferson, Iowa the daughter of Donald and Eunice (Maynard) Whitney. Following graduation from Guthrie Center High School in 1969, she enrolled and graduated from The University of Iowa with her BA in Social...
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Marilyn T. Knebel

April 4, 1937 - June 5, 2014

Marilyn T. Knebel, 77, of Hills, died Thursday, June 5, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral Mass will be held at 11am Saturday, June 7, 2014, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Hills with burial to follow at St. Stanislaus Cemetery near Hills. Visitation will be after 9 am Saturday at the church where a parish rosary will be shared at 10:45 am prior to the Mass. Memorial donations...
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Gabriella Nora Cross

June 16, 1943 - June 4, 2014

Gabriella Nora Cross, 70, beloved wife, mother, artist, pianist, gourmet cook, and dear friend to many, died of cancer peacefully at home on June 4, 2014. She was born in Cegléd, Hungary on June 16, 1943, while World War II was raging on the European continent. Her parents were Carol and Erno Horompo; her father was an artesian water well engineer with projects throughout Hungary. Nora,...
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Dolores E. Ackley

November 2, 1915 - June 3, 2014

Dolores E. Ackley, 98, longtime resident of the Tiffin area, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at the Lantern Park Nursing & Rehab Center in Coralville. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, June 6, 2014, at Gay & Ciha Funeral Service – Oxford Chapel with burial to follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be from 12 noon till services at the chapel on Friday. A...
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Priscilla Wright

November 25, 1929 - June 2, 2014

Priscilla Wright died peacefully at her home in Iowa City on Monday, June 2, 2014. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, from 3 to 5 pm at Legacy Senior Living Community Center in Iowa City to share and remember Priscilla. Following her wishes, she has been donated to the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa for medical research. ...
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Donald J. Kerf

March 27, 1928 - June 1, 2014

Donald J. Kerf, 86, of Iowa City, died Sunday, June 1, 2014, under the compassionate care of Mercy Hospice. Funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m., Friday, June 6, 2014, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Iowa City with burial following at St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 1-7 p.m. at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service with family present from 1-3 and 4-7. A...
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Duane Means

June 19, 1920 - June 1, 2014

Duane E. Means, 93, lifetime resident of this area, died Sunday, June 1, 2014, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Thursday, June 5, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church in Iowa City. (Sunday parking ordinance will be in effect for the streets near the church) Graveside services with Military Honors will be held at Oakland Cemetery following the reception after the...
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Bruce R. Lafferty

August 21, 1960 - May 29, 2014

Bruce Robert Lafferty, 53, went home to be with his mother when he chose to end his battle with depression on May 29, 2014. He will be missed by his family and close friends who loved and appreciated his humor, candor, knowledge and unwavering love for the USA. From the time they were little, Bruce had one request from his children for his birthday and Father's Day: "all I want is a hug,...
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Gary L. Weppler

November 16, 1947 - May 28, 2014

Gary L. Weppler, 66, of Oxford, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014. A gathering for family and friends will be held from 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, June 3rd at the Oxford American Legion, with military honors being rendered at 7 p.m.
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Freida C. Schwab

January 27, 1929 - May 26, 2014

Freida C. Schwab, 85, of Oxford, died Monday, May 26, 2014, at the Parkview Care Center in Wellman. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, May 31, 2014, at the Oxford United Methodist Church with burial to follow at the Oxford Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Friday at the church. A memorial fund has been established in Freida's memory. Freida Charlene Schwab was...
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Thomas Paul Schaffnit

October 20, 1953 - May 23, 2014

Thomas P. "Tommy" Schaffnit, 60 of Iowa City died Friday, May 23, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Thomas Paul Schaffnit was born October 20, 1953, in Cedar Rapids, the son of Paul and Barbara Schaffnit. He attended schools in Waterloo, graduating from Waterloo West High School in 1971. He enlisted in the United States Army, proudly serving as an Air Born Ranger. For...
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James L. "Jim" Meyer

March 3, 1944 - May 22, 2014

James Lee "Jim" Meyer, 70, of North Liberty, previously of rural Hills, IA, passed away in his home, on Thursday, May 22, 2014. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, until graveside services, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers memorial...
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James "Jim" Taylor

December 21, 1954 - May 20, 2014

Jim Taylor, 59, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at his home in Anamosa. The son of Wendell and Ruth (Davis) Taylor, Jim was born on December 21, 1954, in Iowa City. He graduated from Iowa City High School in 1973 and began a career in the machine and fabrication industry. Jim enjoyed spending time outdoors, riding his motorcycle, and visiting with friends and family. His kind heart and...
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Louis A. Frank

August 30, 1938 - May 16, 2014

Dr. Louis A. Frank, Professor Emeritus of Physics & Astronomy from the University of Iowa died Friday, May 16, 2014. Memorial services will be held 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 20th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City with visitation from 4-7 p.m., Monday at the funeral home. Private family interment will take place at Oakland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be...
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Doris I. Thompson

November 18, 1920 - May 16, 2014

Doris I. Thompson, 93, of Iowa City, died Friday, May 16, 2014, at Legacy Point in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held at 2pm Monday, May 19, 2014, at St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Iowa City. Visitation will be at 1pm Monday at the church where an O.E.S. memorial service will be at 1:30. Burial with Military Honors will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Memorial donations can be...
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Cynthia Shields

May 17, 1974 - May 15, 2014

Cynthia Shields, 39, of North Liberty, died Thursday, May 15, 2014, at her home, while sleeping. She has rested from her labor and her works do follow her. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon, Saturday, May 24th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Ridgewood Cemetery in North...
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Donald J. "Don" Zeman

July 29, 1922 - May 11, 2014

Donald J. Zeman, 91, of the Iowa City area, died Sunday, May 11, 2014, at his residence at Atrium Village in Hills, Iowa. Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m., Thursday, May 15, 2014, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Iowa City with the Very Reverend Rudolph Juarez officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Gay &...
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Ronald S. "Pat" Harding

May 11, 2014

Ronald S. "Pat" Harding. 91, of Coralville, died Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Mercy Hospital under the compassionate care of all in the Hospice Unit. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 15, 2014, at the First Christian Church in Coralville, where visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial at the Lone Tree Cemetery will follow a reception that will be held at...
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Wayne A. Fjelstad

May 26, 1938 - May 9, 2014

Wayne A. Fjelstad, 75, of Iowa City, died Friday, May 9, 2014,surrrouned by his family. Funeral services will be held at 2pm Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service with burial to follow at Oakland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12 noon to service time, and later that day from 5 to 8 pm at the American Legion on Muscatine Avenue. In lieu of flowers a memorial...
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Arlene M. Neuzil

May 7, 2014

Arlene M. (Stika) Neuzil, 78, of Iowa City, passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 12, 2014, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Iowa City, with burial to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Family members will be at the church at 9 a.m., to greet those who cared for Arlene. In lieu of memorial donations,...
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Gary "Geno" Moreno

August 17, 1987 - May 5, 2014

Gary Geno Moreno, age 26, of Coralville, died Monday, May 5, 2014. Graveside services will be held at 11:30 am, Sunday, May 11th, at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Tiffin. Visitation will be from 4 to 7pm Saturday at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web @ www.gayandciha.com. Geno as many knew him or "G-money" was born August...
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Elizabeth J. "Betty" Irwin

August 23, 1928 - May 3, 2014

Elizabeth (Betty) Jeanne Irwin, died on May 3, 2014. Graveside memorial services will be held at 10:30 am, Friday, September 5, 2014, at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City with the Dr. Reverend Barrie Tritle of the First United Methodist Church officiating. The family would request that any memorial donations be given to the Spring Green Friends of the Library; the organization Betty was...
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Shannon R. Dundon

October 30, 1968 - May 3, 2014

Shannon R. Dundon, 45, of Iowa City, died Friday, May 2, 2014, at her home. Her family includes her children, Leah Sexton and Jacob Sexton, of Iowa City; mother and step-father, Barbara Dundon (David Roethler); four grandchildren; brother, Cotton "Andy" Dundon of Coralville and sisters, Eva "Camille" Roethler of Arizona and Chloe Roethler of Omaha, NE. She was preceded in death by her...
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Sylvester F. Hoard

March 8, 1919 - May 3, 2014

Sylvester F. "Joe" Hoard, died Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City following a short illness. He was reunited in death with his beloved wife, Florence who preceded him in death five years ago. Joe had recently celebrated his 95th birthday with many of his family members in attendance. Joe Hoard was born in Watertown, WI on March 8, 1919, to Steve and...
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Shirley Ann Beltz

June 16, 1942 - April 30, 2014

Shirley Ann Beltz, 71, formerly of Iowa City, died Thursday, April 30, 2014, at the All American Care Center in Washington, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Monday, May 5, 2014, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Burial at Ridgewood Cemetery will follow a reception that will be held at the funeral home following the services. Visitation will be one hour...
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Hobert D. Yoder

June 24, 1932 - April 27, 2014

Hobert D. Yoder, 81 of Iowa City died Sunday, April 27, 2014, at Mercy Hospital under the compassionate care of the Hospice Unit, surrounded by his family. Hobert Devon Yoder was born June 24, 1932, in Kalona, IA the son of Ray A. and Kathryn P. (Miller) Yoder. He attended Hickory Grove and Center Grade Schools. He graduated from Kalona High School in 1950. On June 17, 1949, Hobert lost his...
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Berniece Greiner

August 16, 1922 - April 27, 2014

Berniece Greiner, 91, of Iowa City died Sunday, April 27, 2014, at the Crestview Nursing and Rehab Center in West Branch. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City. There will be a period of visitation from 10am until 11am Wednesday at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be sent for her family...
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Sandra K. Balke

August 24, 1938 - April 26, 2014

Sandra K. Balke, 75, of Iowa City, died Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service, where there will be visitation from 4 pm until service time Wednesday. Entombment will take place at Memory Gardens. A memorial fund has been established in Sandra...
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Kathryn Ann "Katie" Belton

July 29, 1938 - April 24, 2014

Kathryn Ann "Katie" Belton, 75, of Riverside, Iowa, died Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 31, 2014, at the Iowa City Church of the Nazarene. Visitation will be held ½ hour prior to services. Burial has already taken place at Medway Cemetery in Medway, Ohio. Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service is...
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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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