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Linn County Obituaries


  • unknown paper
    7-27-1945
    Michael Bezdek
    Michael Bezdek 75, a lifelong resident of Linn County, died at 3:30 p.m. Thursday after a lingering illness. He was born in Putnam township, Linn county, the son of Martin and Katherine Bezdek.
    Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Anna Skalsky of Ely and Mrs. Frances Broz of Amana; a brother, Martin Bezdek of Fairfax and several nieces and nephews.
    Services will be conducted in the Polansky chapel at 10:30 a. m. Saturday by the Rev. Gilbert Laketek. Burial will be in St John's cemetery. Friends may call at the Polansky chapel.

  • Unknown paper
    2-11-1938
    Mrs. Mary Holub.
    Mrs. Mary Holub died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Klimes, 529 First Avenue W, at 3:35 P.m. Thursday after a lingering illness. She was born in Bohemia March 22,1865, coming to this county with her parents when a small child.
    Survivng are three children, Mrs. W. G. Kohl, Iowa City, Louis L. Holub, route 3, and Mrs. Joseph Klimes; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Skalsky, Ely and Mrs. Frank Broz, Walford; two brothers, Michael Bezdek, Cedar Rapids, and Martin Bezdek, Fairfax, and nine grandchildren. Two sisters and three brothers preceded her in death, as did her husband who died thirty-six years ago.
    The body was taken to the Teahen mortuary, from which it will be returned to the home at 4 p.m. Friday. The rosary willl be recited at the home at 4:30 p.m. Friday by the third unit of the Rosary society and by the Rev. D. J. Lenihan. She was a member of St. Patrick's church, where funeral services willl be held at 10 a.m. Saturday by the Rev. D. J. Lenihan, Burial will be in St. Joseph's cemetery, Prairieburg.

  • Unknown paper
    7-22-1936
    Mrs. Katherine Zabokrtsky
    Mrs. Katherine Zabokrtsky, widow of Frank Zabokrtsky, died at her home in J street and Twenty-eight avenue SW, at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday after a lingering illness.
    As Katherine Bezdek she was born in Bohemia, Nov. 25, 1861 and came to the United States with her parents seventy years ago., settling in Johnson county. In 1878 she was married to Frank Zabokrtsky, who died March 17, 1924. She had been a resident of Cedar Rapids for seventeen years and surviving are three children; Mrs Joseph Andrle, Cedar Rapids; Mrs. Frank Kofron, Mason City; Joseph Zabokrtsky of Walford, six grandchildren and six great-grand-children. She slso leaves three sisters, Mrs. Anna Skalsky of Ely; Mrs. Mary Holub, Cedar Rapids; Mrs. Frank Broz of Amana, and three brothers, John and Mathias Bezdek, Cedar Rapids, and Martin Bezdek of Fairfax..
    Funeral services will be held in the home Friday at 8:30 a.m. and in the St. Ludmilla church at 9 conducted by the Rev. John T. Chihak. Burial will be in the Bohemian National cemetery. The family requests no flowers.
    The body will be taken from the Polansky chapel to the home at 3 p.m. Thursday where friend may call. The Rev. Father Chihak will recite the Rosary at the home at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

  • Unknown paper
    12-17-1937
    John Bezdek Kills Self With Shotgun On Farm Near Paris
    John Bezdek, 60, of 39 Eighteenth avenue SW, fatally shot himself Thursday at 12:10 p.m. with a 12-gauge double-barreled shotgun. The shooting occurred in the farm home of Wes Kubec, near Paris, Ia. Mr. Bezdek had been in ill health for the last ten years and had been staying on the Kubec farm in an effort to recuperate.
    Dr. R. E. Munden, deputy county coroner, who investigated, pronounced the case a suicide and said no inquest would be held.
    Mr. Bezdek was born in Putnam township, Linn county, March 3,1877. In 1901 he was married to Barbara Kubec and they moved to South Dakota where they engaged in farming for seven years. They then returned to Cedar Rapids where he was a painter. he had resided here since then.
    Mr. Bezdek is survived by his widow, a son, John, 1613 Twelfth Avenue SE, and four daughters, Mrs. I. J. Hamilton, 2214 J street SW, Mrs. Lester Stodola, 208 Wilson avenue SW, Mrs. Lester Binko La Salle, Ill., and Mrs. Clarence Atwood, 39 Eighteenth avenue SW.
    He also leaves three sisters; Mrs. Frank Skalsky, Ely; Mrs. Mary Holub, Cedar Rapids; Mrs. Frank Broz, Walford, and two brothers, Martin Bezdek, Fairfax, and Michael Bezdek, Cedar Rapids.
    The body was taken to the Kuba funeral home where services will be held, Sunday at 2 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday evening.

  • Unknown paper
    11-11-1946
    Frank J. Lawrence.
    Frank J. Lawrence, 704 E avenue NW, resident of Cedar Rapids the last six years, died in his home at 7:50 a.m. Monday after a long illness. He was born in Prairieburg July 26, 1880.
    He was married at Oxford Junction April 4, 1910, to Mary C. Ruley, who survives. Also surviving are 12 children, Melvin J. of Toddville, Louis F. of Springville, and Roy G., Clara J., Larry P., Stanley L., Francis J., Marion T., Richard P., Mrs. Viola Myers, Betty Jean Lawrence and Delores Marie, all of Cedar Rapids;, three brothers, Victor J. of Anamosa, Mike of Prairieburg and John of Oxford Junction; a sister, Mrs. Mary Bednashek of Prairieburg, and five grandchildren.
    He was a member of St. Patrick's church, where funeral services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Wednesday by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. D. J. Lenihan. Burial will be in St. Joseph's cemetery, Prairieburg.
    The Rosary will b e recited by Msgr. Lenihan at 8 pm. Tuesday in the Teahen chapel, where friends may call.


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    Cedar Rapids Gazette
    unknown date
    Hubert Leonard Powers 74, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 1996, in St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids, after a long illness. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Prairieburg, by Rev. Richard Ament. Burial St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Murdoch Funeral Home, Central City, where a parish vigil service begins at 7 p.m.
    Survivors: include his wife, Zita: a son, Ron of Cedar Rapids, two daughters: Sherry Batchelder and husband Greg of Denver, Colo. and Kathy Patterson and husband Larry of Cedar Rapids; a brother, Sal Powers and wife Marlene of Prairieburg: two sisters, Bea Drexler and husband Ray of Cedar Rapids, and Marie Lattner and husband Bill of Dallas, 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Liz Powers and Ollie and Bessie Kula, and a son, Rick.
    Born the son of Leo and Elizabeth Holub Powers on Nov. 5 1921 in Prairieburg, Hubert married Zita Himes there on May 16, 1944. He retired from the Delaware County Road Department, where he was employed for 11 years. Hubert was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and The Good Ole Boys of Prairieburg.
    A memorial fund has been established.


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    Cedar Rapids Gazette
    Sun. Nov 8. 1992
    Bessie A. Kula 98, of 200 Olive Dr. SW, formerly of Prairieburg, died Friday evening in Mercy Medical Center. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Prairieburg. Burial church cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Murdoch Funeral Home, Central City, where a Scripture service begins at 7:30.
    Surviving are two daughters, Beatrice Drexler of Cedar Rapids and Marie Lattner of Dallas Texas; and a son, Hubert Powers of Prairieburg.
    Also surviving are seven grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
    Bessie was born to Joseph and Theresa Bezdek Holub on Nov. 5, 1894, in Prairieburg, where she married Ollie Kula on April 2, 1918. She was a homemaker and member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ollie; seven brothers; and four sisters


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    Cedar Rapids Gazette
    Fri. Aug 10, 1990
    Margaret F. Holub, 74, of Central City, formerly of Prairieburg, died Thurday morning in Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids, following a lengthy illness.
    Born April 1, 1916, near Prairieburg, she was a member of St. Stephen's Catholic Church, Central City.
    Surviving are a brother Leonard of Central City, and a sister, Leona Mershon of Anamosa.
    Services; 1:30 a.m. Saturday, St. Stephen's Catholic Church, Central City, by the Rev. Marvin Salz. Burial: St. Joseph's Cemetery, Prairieburg .
    Friends may call after 4 p.m. today in Murdoch Chapel, Central City, where a rosary will be recited at 5 p.m. and a Scripture service held at 7:30 p.m.


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    unknown paper
    aug.24, 1944
    DEATH COMES TO MRS. JACOB KOZINA AFTER LONG ILLNESS
    Mrs. Jacob Kozina, nee Katherine Holub a resident of Linn County all her life, died at 6 a.m. Monday, August 21, at Mercy hospital in Cedar Rapids, after a long illnes. She had been in declining health, for a number of months and on July, 28th she suffered a broken hip, when she fell from her bed. She was taken immediately to the hospital, but her condition was such that corrctive measures for the boken hip could not be performed. At the time of her death, she was 78 years, 3 months and 16 days of age.
    Funeral services, were held, Wednesday afternoon in the Center Point Methodist Church, conducted by the minister, Rev. R. C. Scott, Mrs. Jack Ashlock and L. J. Dennis, accompanied by Miss Lula Belle McGinnis, sang "When you Ring the Golden Bells for You and Me" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." The pall bearers were Ed Zabokrtsky, Frank Zabokrtsky, Clair Romig, Leo Rohlena, Frank Holub and Frank Fee. Interment was made in the family lot in Center Point cemetery.
    Katherine Holub, was born May 5, 1866 on a farm near Prairieburg. She was united in marriage to Jacob Kozina, on July 5, 1890, anf the couple observed fifty years of wedded life in 1940.
    To this union were born two children--William, and Mary, both of whom preceded their mother in death.
    Mr. and Mrs. Kozina were engaged in farming during the active years of their life, living on a farm north-east of Center Point. Twenty-two years ago they retired to Center Point.
    Besides her husband, she is survived by three sisters, Mrs. William Drexler of Prairieburg; Mrs. Mike Houser of Pipestone, Minn.; and Mrs. Mary Lala of Center Point, Four brothers and a sister preceded her in death.


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    unknown paper
    Oct. 17, 1951
    Services Held Here Saturday For J. Kozina
    Jacob Kozina, aged 85, passed away at his home in Center Point, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 1951. he was born in Czechosakia, April 22, 1866 to Jacob and Margaret Kozina and came to the United States when he was but four years old.
    He was married to Katherine Holub on July 5, 1890 at Marion, Iowa. The young couple moved to a farm east of Center Point where they were engaged in farming until some 30 years ago, when they moved to their home in Center Point.
    Jacob Kozina was a good farmer as well as an accomplished accordionist, violinist and will be remembered by some of the old timers as playing cornet in the Center Point cornet band.
    He was preceded in death by his wife and two children, William and Mary, two brothers and two sisters.
    He is survived by one sister Antonie R. Horak, four nephews and three nieces, William Horak of Ely, Ia, Jake and John Lala of Walker, Ia., Mrs. Effie Gardiner and Mrs. Blanche Ronig of Center Point, Mrs. Mary Herger of Vinton, and Mrs. Clara Lowe of Los Angeles, Calif. During the past year he was cared for in his home by his niece and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Clair Ronig. Music as furnished by Mrs. Wm. Bull, L. J. Dennis and Mrs. Clara Ashlock, who had also sung at the golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Kozina.
    Services were conducted in the First Methodist church of Center Point by the Rev. Russell H Schmitz, Saturday, Oct. 13 and interment was in the Center Point cemetery..


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    1-29-1945
    MRS. MARY LALA CALLED BY DEATH
    Passed To Her Reward On Thanksgiving Day; Rites Held Sunday at Christian Church
    Mrs. Mary Emma Lala, 86, in declining health for several years and bedfast for eighteen months with a broken hip, passed away Thursday, November 22nd, at 1:50 p.m. at her home.
    Funeral services were held at the Christian Church in Center Point Sunday afternoon at two o'clock with Rev. H. K. Flower, conducting the rites. Mrs. Jack Ashlock and L. J. Dennis sang "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "No Night There,' with Mrs. William Bulll at the piano. Interment was made in the cemetery at Center Point. Pall bearers were George Hoglan, Harry Jones, Joe W. Reid, William Haars, Everett Elliott and Lloyd Hendryx. Born Near Prairieburg
    Mary E. Holub was born April 9, 1859 on a farm near Prairieburg, the daughter of Wesly and Mary Holub. At the time of her death on Nov. 22, 1945 she had arrived at the age of 86 years, 7 months and 13 days.
    She was united in marriage to John A. Lala on July 9, 1883, who preceded her in death April 17, 1933.
    Mr. and Mrs. Lala farmed in this community until thirty-two years ago when they moved to Center Point.
    Four daughters were born to Mr. and Mrs. Lala, three of whom survive their mother. They are Mrs. Marie Fee and Mrs. Emma Zabokrtsky of Center Point and Mrs. Anna Karch of Alburnett. The other daughter Mrs. Rose Durow passed away Sept. 6, 1943.
    She is also survivied by two step-sons John and Jake Lala, of Walker; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Houser of Pipestone, Minnesota and Mrs. Barbara Drexler of Center Point seven grandchildren ; five great grandchildren; seven step grandchildren, twenty step great grandchildren; and one step great, great, grandchild.
    Her life was one of devotion to her family and to the community in which she resided so long. Her memory will be cherished by all who were privileged to know her and to associate with her. May God's grace abide with her through her eternal rest..


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    unknown paper
    April 27, 1933
    JOHN ALBERT LALA, SR.
    John Albert Lala, Sr. son of Albert and Catherine Lala was born on November 12, 1852, in Cernesvica, Clechoslovaki, and died April 17, 1933 at the age of 80 years, 5 months and 5 days. his life is a story of sturdy industriousness that brought him success.
    Mr. Lala was a man of high ideas and was loyal to his home and family enjoying to the utmost the peace and happiness of the fireside.
    At the age of 17 years he came to Cedar Rapids, where he worked two years. The next year he moved to a farm near Alburnett, from which he moved to a farm near Center Point, where he lived forty years. The last nineteen years were spentin Center Point.
    In the year of 1873 he was united in marriage to Anna Kozina. To this union four sons were born. Two died in infancy, Jake Lala of Center Point and John Lala of Walker survive.
    His wife died in 1882. In 1883 he was married to Mary Holub. To them were born four daughters, Mrs. Walter Karch of Alburnett; Mrs. Frank Fee of Center Point; Mrs. Rose Durow of Cedar Rapids; Mrs. Frank Zabokrtsky of Center Point, all of whom, with the two sons, his wife, fourteen grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren survive.
    During early life he was an active member of the Catholic church. Funeral services were held at the Christian church, Wednesday afternoon of last week, Rev. Jenks officiating. burial in Center Point cemetery.


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    Unkown paper
    Tues. 18 Nov. 1975
    Services Are Thursday For Anna L. Karch
    ALBURNETT--Anna L. Karch, 89, a resident of the Alburnett community the last 62 years, died Tuesday, in a Cedar Rapids hospital.
    Born July 3, 1886, at Center Point, she was married ito Walter Karch Jan. 22, 1913 at Center Point. Mrs. Karch was a member of the Alburnett Evangelical United Brethren church.
    Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Frank Pachta and Bernice Gardner, both of Cedar Rapidss; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren,, and two sisters, Marie Fee, Center Point, and Mrs. Frank Zabokrtsky, Walker.
    Services: 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Murdoch's in Marion. burial: Lafayette cemetery. Friends may call at the Murdoch chapel after noon Wednesday.


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    Unkown paper
    12-28-1962
    J. Walter Karch Death
    J. Walter Karch, 74, a lifelong resident of the Alburnett community, passed away at 8:45 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Don Smith of Alburnett.
    He was born the son of Michael and Mary Idamiller Karch. On January 22, 1913, he was married to Anna Leola Lala at Center Point. Mr. Karch was a retired farmer, having lived in the Alburnett vicinity all of his life. he was a member of the Alburnett Evangelical United Brethren Church and had served on the Alburnett School Board and as a trustee of the Lafayette cemetary.
    Surviving, in additionto his wife, are three daughters, Mrs. Dora Lee Waltermayer of Cedar Rapids, Mrs. Donald (Evelyn) Smith of Alburnett, and Mrs. DeLas (Bernice) Gardner of Cedar Rapids; six gradchildren; one great grandchild; three sisters, Mrs. Winnie Arduser and Mrs. Walter (Pearl) Quass, both of Alburnett, and Mrs. Will (Lydia) Quass of Cedar Rapids; and one brother Peter Karch of Alburnett. Preceding him in death was a sister, Mrs. Emma Cress, and two brothers, Charles and Carl Karch.
    Services were 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 19, at the Murdoch Chapel in Marion, conducted by Rev. O. C. Ellis. burial was in the Lafette cemetary.


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    Unkown paper
    Sun 8-3-1980
    Emma L. Zabokrtsky, 88, a lifelong resident of the Walker area, died Friday night at a Cedar Rapids hospital folllowing a long illness.
    She was born Sept 21, 1891, at Center Point, and was married to Frank A. Zabokrtsky April 2, 1913 at Alburnett. He died April 22, 1977.
    Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Arthur (Arlene) kouba; and a son, Richard, both of Center Point; seven grandchildren, and six great- grandchildren.
    Services: 1"30 p.m. Monday at United Methodist Church of Center Point by the Rev. Charlotte Mallott,; Burial: Center Point cemetery.
    Friends may call at Murdoch Chapel after 2:30 p.m. today. The casket will not be open after the service


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    Unkown paper
    4-4-1977
    Frank A. Zabokrtsky
    Frank A. Zabokrtsky, 85, a retired farmer and life long resident of the Walker community, died Friday afternoon in a Cedar Rapids hospital. He was born July 31, 1891 north of Center Point He married Emma Lala in Alburnett on April 2, 1913.
    Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter Mrs. Arlene Kouba, a son, Richard Zabokrtsky, both of Center Point; seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and a sister Libby Woodworth, Yakima, Wash.
    Services: 2 p.m. Monday, at the Walker Bible church, Walker by the Rev. Eugne R. Schmidt. Burial: : Center Point cemetery. Friends may call at the Murdoch funeral home in Walker after 2:30 p.m. Sunday.


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    Unkown paper
    9-1943
    MRS. FRED DUROW PASSED AWAY MONDAY
    Mrs. Fred Durow of Cedar Rapids, daughter of Mrs. Mary Lala of Center Point passed away Monday morning in a Cedar Rapids hospital after a long illness. Funeral services are being held this Thursday afternoon at the Turner chapel in Cedar Rapids and burial will be in Cedar Memorial park cemetery.
    Mrs. Durow was born Rose Bertha Lala January 2nd, 1890 in Linn countyand at the time of her death she had arrived at the age of fifty-three years, eight months and four days. On June 6, 1922 she was married to Fred C. Durow who survives her.


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    Unkown paper
    11-21-1976
    Center Point Rites For Marie M. Fee
    CENTER POINT--Marie M. Fee, 88, a lifelong resident of the Center Point community, died Sunday in a Cedar Rapids nursing home.
    Born May 17, 1888, in Center Point she was married to Frank Fee March 24, 1909, in Center Point.
    Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. George Kirk, jr., Center Point,, and Bernita Setkamp, Cedar Rapids, five grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and a sister Mrs. Frank Zabokrtsky, Walker.
    Services: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Murdoch's in Center Point, where friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.


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    Unkown paper
    Feb. 13, 1919
    Mary Kozina After an illness dating back several weeks, Miss Kozina thru advice of her physician and accompanied by her father went to Tuscon Arizona, with the hope of recovering her health,; after which she was making a hard effort to regain. After an absence of several weeks returned to her home and from which time she has been confined to her bed, passed away at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Kozina at 2:36 p.m. , Friday.
    Miss Kozina was born near Center Point, November 20, 1895, and died February 7, 1919, age 23 years, 2 months and 7 days. She bore the great suffering of her last illness with patience and fortitude. She was a loving and devoted daughter and sister. No task was too hard, no sacrifice too great for her loved ones, which can never be filled. She was active in helping her circle of friends, who will mourn her loss. She spent practically all her life in this neighborhood. She leaves to mourn, her mother, father and brother William, who thru her illness have rendered the tenderness of care.
    The funeral service was held at the county home., Monday at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. C. H. Ream of the Methodist church officiating.


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    Unkown paper
    William Wesley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Kozina, was born on a farm near Center Point, December 30, 1893 and died at his home in Center Point, May 27, 1923, aged 29 years, 4 months, and 27 days. He grew to manhood and lived his life in this community. February 28, 1921, he was united in wedlock with Miss Laura Zabokrtsky of Walker, spending the first year of their married life on the farm. In December, 1921, deceased was seized with an illness which developed into a stubborn disease from which he never recovered and since May 12, 1922 has been confined to his bed, being almost as helpless as a child, in spite of the best medical aid and nursing the county afforded. And though in extreme bodily pain at times he bore his sufferings quietly and patiently until called to his eternal reward. His only sister Mary, preceded him to the life beyond February 7, 1919. He was an obedient son in every respect, bonoring father and mother. Of a sunny nature, even temperament and fine character he was loved and esteemed by all who knew him, making friends with all with whom he became acquainted, a fact evidenced by the many courtesies and kindnessess extended during the long period of illness. He is survived by his devoted wife, father and mother, many other relatives and a host of friends.
    Funeral sevices were held from the home, Wednesday morning, Rev F. C. Giewe officiating and were attended by a large concourse of sympathizing relatives and friends. Interment in Center Point cemetery


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    Oct 9 1967
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    Gordon V. Boore, 47, Center Point, Dies
    Center Point-- Gordon Verne Boore, 47, machinist at Collins Radio Co. and a resident of 1403 Franklin street, Center Point, died in a Cedar Rapids hospital Saturday evening following a long illness.
    He was born Jan. 29, 1920, at Oregon, Mo., and was married to Mavis DeVore Feb. 24, 1946, at St. Joseph, Mo. He was a member of the Methodist church and the American Legion in Urbana. He served in the Army during World war II.
    Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two daughters, Deena Slabinski of Metuchen, N.J., and Dorna Boore, at home; three sons, Dennis of Urbana, Steven and Harold, at home; his partents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Boore of St. Joseph, Mol; a sister, Thelma Felt of Covina Calif., and a brother, Paul Boore of Stockton, Calif., and two grandchildren.
    Services will be conducted at Turner chapel east, Cedar Rapids, at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday by the Rev. Loren T Jenks. The body will be taken to Heaton Bowman funeral home, St. Joseph, Mo., where services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, and burial will be at St. Joseph's memorial cemetery. Friends may call at the Turner chapel east.


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    Oct 16 1967
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    Coggon Services for Myrtle C. Freeman
    Coggon--Myrtle C. Freeman, 83, a lifelong Coggon resident, died Sunday in a Manchester hospital. She was born April 18, 1884, near Coggon. On March 2, 1904, at Coggon, she was married to John Freeman, who died in January of 1957. Mrs. Freeman was a member of the First Christian church of Coggon.
    Surviving are a son, Clair Freeman, of Coggon; two brothers, Charles, DeWoody of Coggon and John DeWoody of Loveland, Colo.; a sister, Mrs. Elbert Kee of Cedar Rapids; one granddaughter and two great grandchildren.
    Servies: 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Christian church of Coggon conducted by the Re. Hugh W. Ghormley. burial: Coggon cemetery. Friends may call at the Murdoch chapel in Coggon after 6 p.m. Monday. Firends may , if they wish contribute to the First Christian church memorial fund. The casket will not be open after the cervices.


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    Oct 21 1967
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    Services in Coggon for Clarence Bell
    Coggon--Clarence H. Bell, 78, a lifelong resident of Coggon died Wednesday at the Verterans hospital in Iowa City. He was born July 10, 1889, near Coggon. Mr. Bell served with the armed forces during World war I. He was a member of the Coggon Methodist church, the Modern Woodmen of America and was a charter member of American Legion Post 361 of Coggon.
    Surviving are two brothers, George W. Bell of Los Altos, Calif., and Elmo r. Bell of Moriarty, N.M.
    Services: 1:30 p.m. Monday at Murdoch chapel in Coggon conducted by Rev.. P. Boyd Mathers. Burial: Spring Grove cemetery near Coggon, where Legion Post 361 will conduct military services. Friends may call at the chapel after 10 a.m. Sunday.


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    Oct. 21 1967

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    John Maher, Member Of the Ironmen, Dies
    John J. Maher, a member of the famous University of Iowa "ironmen" football team of 1939, died of cancer Friday in Des Moines. He was 46.
    Maher, who was supervisor of the Bankers Life Co. agency in Cedar Rapids from 1949 to 1951, was second vice=president and director of agencies for Bankers Life.
    He was the first of the Ironmen to die of Natural causes, although Nile Kinnick and Burdell Gillard both lost their lives in service during World War II.
    Surviving are his wife, three children, a grandchild, his mother and sister. Services, will be at Plymouth Congregational church in Des Moines Monday at 1 p.m.


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    Oct 24 1967
    Center Point Rites For Bertha Mathews
    Center Point--Bertha Ann Mathews, 80, a retired bank employee and a resident of Center Point for 24 years, died Tuesday at Friendship Haven in Fort Dodge, Iowa.
    She was born Sept. 10, 1887, at Spearsville, Ind. On Sept 29, 1914, at Marion, she was married to Jesse E. Mathews, who died May 9, 1955. Mrs. Mathews was a member of the Center Point Methodist church and was a past matron and member of the Center Point Order of Eastern Star.
    Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Leo Liebsch of Urbana, Mrs. Neal Baber of Waterloo, Leona Taylor and Mrs. Otto Hanzlik of Cedar Rapids; two brothers, Leroy Petro of Center Point and Tilson Petro of Shellsburg.
    Services: 3 p.m. Thursday at the Murdoch chapel in Center Point conducted by the Rev.Leon O Hynson Burial: Urbana cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel.


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    Wed 28 June 1995
    Cedar Rapids Gazette
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    William G. Waters, 66, of 1225 42nd St SE. formerly of Spirit Lake and Omaha, Neb. died Friday, June 23, 1995, in his home after a sudden illness.
    Sevices: 11 a.m. today, Cedar Memorial Chapel of memories, by Rev. William Harnish. Burial: Cedar memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may register after 10 a.m. today at the chapel. Arrangements are with Cedar Memorial Funeral Home.
    Survivors include three daughters, Teresa Kajewski of Algona,, Linda Hein of Stillwater, Minn. and Debra Ehrmann of Amana.
    Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and a special friend, Bev Thomas. He ws preceded in death by his parents, brother Philip and sister Evelyn Drescher.
    Born July 12, 1928, in Alton, Ill., to Dr. Phillip and Bella McCracken Waters, he attended Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill. and Cummings School of Art in Des Moines. He was employed by Vernon Advertising Co., Newton, for eight years as a commercial artist and then as Art Director and Sales Promotion Manager at Berkley and Company, Spirit Lake, for 13 years. he also worked in the Omaha area for many years, as a sales representative.
    William was a member of Mount Hermon Maosonic Lodge 263 AF&Am in Cedar RApids and Tangler Temple and American Legion Post 331, both in Omaha, Neb. He served in the Army during World War II.
    A memorial fund has been established.


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    Cedar Rapids Gazette
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    Kelly Jo Harris, 33, of 74 Olive Dr. NW, died Tuesday, June 27, 1995, in her home after a long illness. Private services Monday, Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories by the Rev. Gary Nims of St. Paul's United Memoodist Church. Inurnment: Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories Mausoleum. There will be no visitatioon. Arrangements are with Cedar Memoriial Funeral Home.
    Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Jo and Harlan McCaw, and father and stepmother Jack and Brenda Harris, all of Cedar Rapids, two brothers Rod Harris and wife Kathy of Rochester, Minn. and Perry Harris and wife Mary of Liberty, Mo. two stepbrothers, Craig McCaw and wife Julie of Dubuque and Kevin McCaw and wife Debbie of Altus Airforce Base, Okla. and a stepsister, Karla McCaw of Cedar Rapids.
    Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
    She was preceded in death by her grandparents.
    Kelly was born Jan. 2, 1962, in Cedar Rapids. She graduated from Jefferson High School in the Learning Disabilities class in 1981. She was a client of Options of Linn County for several years.
    Please no flowers. Memorials may be made to Options of Linn County or St. Paul's United Methodist Church.


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Wed 28, June 1995
    Cedar Rapids Gazette
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    Inex E. Neal, 87, of Blooiminton, Ill., formerly of Cear Rapids, died Monday, June 26, 1995, in BroMenn Regional medical Center, Normal, ill., after a brief illness. Graveside services 10 a.m. Friday, Spring Grove Cemetery near Covington. Friends may call from 7 go 9 p.m. Thursday at Turner Chapel West. The Rev. Martin Miller of Kenwood Park United Methodist Church will officiate.
    Survivors include a son, Emery Johnson of Bloomington. Ill., and a sister Clara Ross of Cedar Rapids.
    Also surviving are two grandchildren, Geraldine koch of Hudson, Ill., and Dennis Johnson of Manitowoc, Wis. and two great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Raymond; five brothers and three sisters.
    The daughter of Everett and Hattie Alexander Rasmussen, Inez was born March 14. 1908, in Covington. She married Raymond Neal in 1942, in Missouri.
    He died in 1974. She was a homemaker and alsso had worked in several area restaurants.


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Wed 28 June 1995
    Cedar Rapids Gazette
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    Betty Ann Smith, 73, of Burlington, formerly of Hiawatha, died, Tuesday, June 20, 1995 in Burlington from complications of diabetes. Services were Thursday in Burlington. Burial: Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington.
    Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Zippe of Burlington and Cheryl Fraise of Argyle.
    Also surviving are two grandchildren, Jeniffer and Aaron Fraise.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Beryl R. Smith; and granddaughter Amy Zippe.


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Wed. 11 July 1979
    Cedar Rapids Gazette
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    Sophia Jirsa, 88, died Tuesday at a local care center following a lingering illness.
    Born Sophia Zaboral on June 10, 1891, in Czechoslovakia, she came to Cedar Rapids in 1895. She was married to Edward B. Jirsa on Oct. 8, 1912. He died in 1962
    Surviving are on daughter, Ruth Clark of Cedar Rapids; two sons, Edward of Duluth, Minn. , and Don of Franklin Grove, Ill.; 10 grandchildren and six great grandchildrn.
    Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Brosh Chapel. Burial: Czech National Cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Thursday at the chapel.


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Thur 12 July 1979
    Cedar Rapids Gazette
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    Memorial Services
    McBroom, Robert V. --3 p.m. Friday at Turner Chapel East by Dr. Eugene Hancock of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Burial, Cedar Memorial Park.
    Friends may call at the chapel. the family suggest friends may make a memorial contribution to St. Paul's United Methodist Church.


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Thurs. 12 July 1979
    Cedar Rapids Gazette
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    M. Ellen Keefe, 87, formerly of 5355 Holly Ave. NW, a resident of Cedar Rapids most of her life, died Wednesday at a local nursing home following a long illness.
    Born Aug. 28, 1891, at Shelbyville, Ill., she was married to Arthur L. Keefe in 1923 at Mason City. He died in 1946. She had been employed as a waitress at the Cedar Rapids Country Club.
    Surviving are one son, S.A. Jones of Cedar Rapids, one daughter, Juanita Cisler of Chicago, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Evelyn M. Owens of Sioux City; and three grandchildren.
    Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories by the Rev. Gordon B. Packard of St. James United Methodist Church. Burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 tonight and at the chapel after 9 a.m. Friday. Friends may, if they wish, donate, to the Heart Fund. The casket will be closed at 9:45 a.m. Friday.


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Tues 18 Jan 1983
    Cedar Rapids Gazette
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    Paul Wayne Wood, 63 of 101 S. 11th St. Marion, died Monday at his home following a sudden illness.
    Born Oct. 11.1919, at Cedar Rapids, he married Viola Teeple, May 14.1940, at Cedar Rapids. He managed motels for 10 years and was a member of Gospel Light Baptist Church of Marion. He served in the navy during World War II.
    Surviving in addition to his wife are his mother Mrs. James E Wood of Cedar Rapids; two daughters; Sally Sobolik of Marion and Donna Berdan of Sunnyside, Utah; a son, Paul Jr. Of Aurora, Colo.;, nine grandchildren; and a brother, Merie of Cedar Rapids.
    Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at Murdoch Chapel, Marion, by Elmer Linkenback.
    Burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel after 5 p.m. Wednesday. A memorial fund has been established.


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Tues. 18 Jan. 1983
    Cedar Rapids Gazette
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    Charles G. Behrends, 84, of 1007 Ninth St. SE died Sunday at the Cedar Rapids Fourth Avenue Care Center following a long illness.
    Born March 29, 1898, in Germany, he came to the United States in 1902 and lived in the Lansing area untill 1956 when he moved to Cedar Rapids. He married Sarah Jane Cole on July 12, 1935, at Charles City and was a retired employee of the Janey Brothers, All Iowa Body Shop.
    Surviving in additon to his wife are four daughters; Mrs. Alice Heem of Lansing, Mrs. Tootsie Bennett of Palo, and Mrs. Mary Zacek and Mrs. Laura Dundee, both of Cedar Rapids; 17 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Nellie Bashe of Pipestone, Minn. and Mrs. Lena Paulsen and Mrs. Sena Tolson, both of Worthington Minn.
    Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Kuba Funeral Home East by J. Fred Fish of East View Christian Church. Burial: Linwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Wed. 19 Jan 1983
    Cedar Rapids Gazette
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    Fred F. Busse, 72, 917 10th St. SE died Tuesday at his home following a long illness.
    He was born March 30, 1911 at Delano, Minn. He was a self-employed carpenter.
    Surviving are his wife, the former Hazel M. Bowers; a daughter, Louise A. Klith of Fort Myers, Fla.; two sisters, Lillian Liefermann and Lila Manthel, both of Mapleton, Minn.; and five grandchildren .
    Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Turner Chapel East. Burial: Mount Clark Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. today and from 9 to 9:50 a.m Thursday, when the casket will be closed. It will not be open following services.


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Wed. 19 Jan. 1983
    Cedar Rapids Gazette
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    Elizabeth M. Meyer, 85, Hallmar, a Cedar Rapids resident for 60 years, died Tuesday at Mercy Hospital following a long illness.
    Born June 14, 1897, at Dubuque, she was married to Leon A. Meyer June 14, 1922. He died in 1962. She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church., St. Paul's United Methodist Women, the Shakespeare Club, and a 50-year member of PEO Chapter II.
    Suriviving are a daughter, Janet M Fraser of Monticello; two sons, Robert J. of Cedar Rapids and Alex A. of Amana; a sister, Janet Moffat Massey of Cleremont, Calif.; a brother, John P. Moffat of Medford, Ore.; nine grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
    Memorial services: Noon, Thursday at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories by Dr. John P. Woods of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Inurnment: Cedar Memorial Mausoleum. There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements by Cedar Memorial Funeral Home.


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Wed. 19, Jan. 1983
    Cedar Rapids Gazette
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    Jay "Marchall J" Alexander, 60, of San Mateo, Calif., formerly of Cedar Rapids. died Tuesday at San Diego, Calif. following a long illness.
    He was host of a children's show called "The Marshal J Show" on WMT TV from March 1954 until late 1960, when he moved to California. His wife, Irene, died in 1982.
    Surviviors include a daughter, Kate Yoemans of San Diego; a son, Steve of Ohio; and three grandchildren.
    The body was cremated. Services will be heeld today in San Diego.


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Wed July 10 1991
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    James E McCormick 39 of 2259 C St. SW died Sunday in his home following a lengthy illness. Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Murdoch Linwood Chapel, with military rites by VFW Post 788. burial: St. Joseph's Cemetery, rural Cedar Rapids. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the chapel where a rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m.
    Survivors include two sons, James, stationed with the Army in Germany, and Michael of Cedar Rapids; his parents, James and Geneva of Cedar Rapids; one brother Charles of Marion; and one sister, Robin of Cedar Rapids.
    He was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Riha.
    Born Sept. 29, 1951, in Cedar Rapids to James and Geneva Ragsdale McCormichk, he attended St Ludmillas School and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1969. he served with the U.S. Navy, then attended Kirkwood Community College. he was a member of St. Ludmillas Catholic Church.
    The Rev. A. L. Zachar will officiate. A memorial fund has been established.


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Thurs. July 1 1991
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    Leo Franklin Kalban, 86, of Mount Vernon died Tuesday evening in Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday. St John's Catholic Church, Mount Vernon. Burial: St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Lisbon.
    Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the church where a prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Arrangements by Morgan Funeral Home, Mount Vernon.
    Survivors include his wife, Olga; three daughters, Karen Fox of Marion, Kathy of Indianapolis and Mary of Cedar Rapids; a son, Kenneth of Cedar Rapids; and a brother, William of Marshalltown.
    Also surviving are six grandchildren.
    Leo ws born March 26, 1905, near Fairfax, to John and Teresia Kulhavy Kaliban. he moved to Mount Vernon from Coggon in 1932 and married Olga Henik in 1937, at St. John's Catholic Church in Lisbon. Leo operated Kaliban's Grocery for three years and Kaliban's Appliance for 34 years, retiring in 1979. In 1972, he received a sales award from Gibson Appliance Co for highest sales in the region. he was a member of Stl. John's Catholic Church, Mount Vernon.
    The Rev. Louis Zee will officiate. memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Catholic Church, 212 Seventh St. E, or Lisbon-Mount Vernon Ambulance Fund. Box 125, both of Mount Vernon 52314


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Fri Nov 3 1984
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    Allen O. Hanson, 34, of 5501 D Ave. NW suffered a heart attack and died Thursday in Iowa City.
    He was born March 1, 1950, Hancock County, and married Pam Noble in 1971 at Britt, Iowa. He graduated from Britt High School in 1968 and served in the Navy until 1972. Mr. Hanson moved from Britt to Cedar Rapids in 1976, and was emloyed by Banks of Iowa until 1981, when he went to work at University Hospitals. he was a member of the American Legion and the Iowa Hawkeye Club.
    Surviving in addition to his wife are his mother, Eleanor Hanson of Britt; two brothers, Richard and Paul Smith and a sister, Mary Lou Johnson, all of Crystal Lake, Iowa.
    Services: 1:30 p.m. monday at Carter Ewing Funeral Home in Britt. Burial: St. Patrick's Cemetery, Britt, with military services by the Britt American Legion Post. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Sunday.


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Sat. Nov 3 1984
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    James E. Corsmeier 41, of 1418 B Ave. NE died Thursday at University Hospitals in Iowa City. The Johnson County medical examiner has ruled the death a suicide.
    He was born Jan. 13, 1943, at Reading, Ohio. Formerly of Cincinnati, he had been a Cedar Rapids resident for 18 years and was a self-employed carpenter. Mr. Corsmeier was a member of the Unity Church and served in the Air Force.
    Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Cosmeier of Cincinnati; a daughter, Teresa, and a son, David, both of Central City; two brothers, Richard and Thomas, both of Cincinnati; and four sisters, Eileen Miller, Donna Bain and Mary Ambrose, all of Cincinnati, and Joyce Simpkins, of Toledo, Ohio.
    Services: 2 p.m. today at Cedar Memorial Chapel of memories by the Rev. Andrews of Unity Church. Burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may register at the chapel after 1 p.m. the casket will be closed at all times.
    Instead of flowers, friends may donate to the Burn Unit at University Hospitals, Iowa City, 52240. Arrangements by Cedar memorial Funeral Home.


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Sun Nov 4 1984
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    Kenneth R. Wymore, 84, of Cedar Falls died Thursday evening at Cedar Falls Health Care Center. He was the former owner of the Canteen Restaurant in Cedar Rapids.
    Born Feb. 26, 1900, near Fremont, Iowa, he married Ellen Welch, May 14, 1922, in Monmouth, Ill. He worked for the Milwaukee Railroad in Ottumwa for 40 years and for six years operated the Canteen Restaurant in Cedar Rapids before retiring and moving to California. He moved in 1980 to Cedar Falls.
    Surviving are his wife; six sons, K. R. "Dick" of Cedar Falls, Keith and Roger both of Cedar Rapids, Ronald and Robert, both of Ottumwa and Larry of Clearwater, Fla., two isters, Opal Mason and Marie Casady, both of North English; 20 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Sun Nov 4 1984
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    Helen Marie Hurlbutt, 72, formerly fo Cedar Rapids, died Friday afternoon at Oakview Nursing Home in Conrad, Iowa.
    She worked in the technical services department at the Cedar Rapids Public Library from 1964 until she retired in 1978 and moved to Marshalltown. She had resided in Conrad since January.
    Born Oct. 8, 1907, in rural Beaman, Iowa, she graduated from Grinnell College in 1927. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in 1930 from the University of Iowa and a bachelor of science degree in library service from Columbia University in New York, N.Y. in 1932. She received a master's degree from Columbia in 1942. She was a serials cataloquer at Iowa State University in Ames from 1932-1948 and was librarian of the Mashalltown Public Library from 1948-1964 before coming to Cedar Rapids.
    She is survived by nieces and nephews.
    Services: 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Conrad Presbyterian Church. Burial: Chapel Hill Cemetery at Gladbrook. Friends may call at Johnston's in Conrad.
    Memorials may be made to the libraries at Conrad, Mashalltown or Cedar Rapids.


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Sun Nov 1 1984
    Carolyn Webert Middleton, 42, of 3322 Southland St. SW died Friday at University Hospitals in Iowa City of leukemia.
    She was born March 8, 1942, at Luzerne and moved to Cedar Rapids in 1960, after having lived in Williamsburg. She marrried Robert M. Middleton on April 4, 1982, at Marshfield, Mo. She had been employed at Collins Radio, the Red Roof Inn, and most recently at the Excel Inn, until she became ill in 1983.
    Surviving, in addition to her husband, are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Webert of Williamsburg; two sons, Brian of Borger, Texas, and Mark Felberg of Cedar Rapids; three daughters, Lori, Jeri Ann and Diana, all of Cedar Rapids; on sister, Luanne Alcaraz of Irving, Texas, two brothers, Leland Webert of Oxford, and Wayne Webert of Williamsburg; and on grandson.
    Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Turner Chapel West by the Rev. Roland N. Hischke of Trinity Lutheran Church. Burial: Czech National Cemetery. Friends may call at Turner Chapel West fro 1 to 9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, and after 9 a.m. Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Carver West Unit, University Hospitals, iowa City, Iowa 52242.


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Wed Jan 10 1996
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    Clayton Wilson Mossman, 81, of 129 19th St. NE, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 1996,in St. Luke's Hospital after a sudden illness. There will be no services or visitation. Arrangements are with Turner Chapel East.
    Surviviors include his wife, Edrey; a son, Dow of Cedar Rapids, and a daughter, Anne Brundridge of Dunwoody, Ga.
    Also surviving are four grandsons.
    Clayton was born Aug. 9, 1914, in Omaha, Neb. He was a graduate of the University of Nebraska, where he was a member of Chi Phi fraternity. he married Edrey Wilson in June 1938, in Lincoln, Neb. For more than 30 years, Clayton was secretary treasurer of the James W. Bell Co. until his retirement in 1981. After his retirement he had various other businesses. He was past president of the Cedar Rapids Chapter of the National Assoication of Accountants, a member of Mount Harmon Masonic Lodge and Elks Club and a longtime contract bridge player.
    The family request no flowers. Memorials may be made to the University of Nebraska Foundation, Lincoln, Neb.


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Wed Jan 10 1996
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    Charles R. Kirby, 50, of Urbandale, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died of cancer Thursday, Jan. 4. 1996 in Mercy Hospital Medical Center. Des Moines. His body was cremated. Memorial services were Jan. 6 at Westover Funeral Home, Des Moines.
    Survivors include his wife, Julie; two daughters, Carrie of Omaha, Neb, and Katie of Urbandale; a son, Ross of Urbandale; and a sister, Julie Robinson of Little Rock, Ark.


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    Thurs. Jan 11 1996 no other info Virginia M. Adair, 68, of 2912 Johnson Ave. NW, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 1996, in Mercy Medical Center after a long illness. There will be no services or visitation. Arrangements are with Turner Chapel West. Survivors include her ex-husband, Richard Gnagy of Cedar Rapids; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Virginia was born April 8, 1927 in St. James, Mo., the daughter of Charles and Amy Gronhalt.


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    Thurs. Jan 11-1996
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    Mary Katharine Collett, 87, of Norwalk, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday, Jan. 9. 1996, in Mercy Hospital Medical Center, Des Moines, from complications of a massive stroke. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Des Moines. Burial: St. mary's Cemetery, Oskaloosa. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Caldwell Brien Raddatz Funeral Home, Des Moines.
    Survivors include son, Jerry of Billings, Mont.; a daughter, Judy of Des Moines; and two half brothers, Jerry Richardson of Elgin, Ill., and Scott Richardson of Oklahoma


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Thurs Oct 20 1983
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    Irwin H. Bock, 80, of 2601 First Ave. SE, a Cedar Rapids resident for 60 years, died Tuesday at St. Luke's Hospital following a long illness.
    Born Oct. 31 1902 at Davenport, he was married there to Viola Kromer on Nov 2, 1921. She died in 1966. He was manager of Cedar Rapids Pump and Supply Co. for 16 years, and was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, Crescent Lodge 25 AF & AM, Cedar Rapids Consistory and Pultz Fellowship of Asbury United Methodist Church.
    Surviving is a sister, Irma Boyle of Cedar Rapids.
    Services: 3 p.m. Friday at Cedar Memorial Chapel of memories by the Rev. Charles R. Mehaffey and the Rev. Paul Hasel. Entombment: Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories Mausoleum. Masonic services by Crescent Lodge 25. Friends amy call at Cedar Memorial Funeral Home after 4 p.m. today and at the chapel after 2 p.m. Friday. The casket will be closed priior to services. Friends may donate to Shriners Crippled Children's Hospital, 2025 East River Road, Minneapolis, Minn. 55414.


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    Thurs Oct 20 1983
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    Georgia Mullin Beardsley, 98, formerly of 2149 Linden Drive SE, died Wednesday morning at the Cedar Rapids Fifth Avenue Care Center following a long illlness.
    A longtime Cedar Rapids resident, she was born March 16, 1885, at Iowa City, and married Dr. David E Beardsley on Feb 1, 1911, at Cedar Rapids. He died in 1956. She was a graduate of Stanford University at Palo Alto, Calif., a member of the White Cross Society, St. Michael's Episcopal Church and the Cedar Rapids Country Club, a longtime board member of the Children's Home (Heartwood), and was active in community affairs.
    Surviving are a daughter, Elizabeth of Anaheim, Calif.; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
    Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery by the Rev. Raymond L Hess III of St. Michael's Episcopal Church and the Rev. H. Phillip Auffrey of St. John's Episcopal Church. Friends may register at Turner Chapel East from noon to 9 p.m. Friday and from 8:30 until 10 a.m. Saturday. The casket will be closed at all times. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke's Hospital, 1026 A Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids 52402 or the St. Michael's Espiscopal Church, 220 40th St. NE, Cedar Rapids 52402.


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Wed Oct 19 1983
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    Samuel A. Glovanazzi, 75, of 4252 Culver St. NE died Monday at St Luke's Hospital following a short illness.
    A lifelong Cedar Rapids resident, he was born June 1, 1908, and married Mildred Brehm on July 19, 1928, at Tipton. he graduated magna cum laude from Coe College in 1942 and was a member of Phi Kappa Phi and the Kelvin Society.
    He was employed by Collins Radio for 28 years prior to retirement in 1970 and was a member of the American Chemical Society, Crescent Lodge 25, Cedar Valley Computer Association, a lifetime member of the Collins Radio Technical Society, chapter member of Noelridge Park Christian Church and a past member of the Cedar Rapids school board.
    Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Bob of Cedar Rapids, Jim of Bessie, Okla., and David of Garland, Texas; two daughters, Reggie Long of Marion and Mary Smith of Cedar Rapids; a brother, Mourice of Cedar Rapids; a sister, Mary Louise Baffa of Cleveland, Ohio; 12 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
    Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Noelridge Park Christian Church by the Rev. Richard Mark, interim minister at the church. Burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at Cedar Memorial Funeral Home after 4 p.m. today. The casket will be closed prior to services. Friends may make a memorial contribution to Noelridge Park Christian Church, 828 Colins Road NE, Cedar Rapids 52402 or to the Diabetic Research Fund, in care of the University of Iowa, Iowa City 52240.


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Wed Oct. 19 1983
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    Cecile Ford Macon, 84, a former resident of Springville, died Oct. 7 in an Alburquerque, N.M. hospital.
    Her husband, John Lester Macon, died April 29.
    Surviving are two daughtera, Marilyn Phelps, Dubuque, and Delores Sherrod, Corrales, N.M.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
    Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, United Presbyterian Church, Washington, Iowa, followed by burial in Elm Grove Cemetery, Washington.
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