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Linn County Obituaries



  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Sun, June 20 1982
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    Henry Earl booth, 81, of 1425 Sixth Ave. SE died Friday at Mercy Hospital following a short illness.
    A longtime Cedar Rapids resident, he was born June 28, 1900, at Redwing, Minn. He married Libbie E. Booth on April 4, 1931, at Chicago. She died Oct. 29, 1967. He was an engineer for the Chicago & North Western Railroad for many years. He was a member of Calvary Babtist Church.
    Surviving are two daughters, Dorothy Hawkins of Cedar Rapids and Karen Stewart of Lisbon; a sister Blanche Booth of Cedar Rapids; a brother, Roy Booth of Clinton; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
    Services: 10 a.m. Monday at the Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories by the Rev. Richard Ernst of Hillside Wesleyan Church. The casket will be closed prior to the service. Burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the Cedar Memorial Funeral Home after noon today.


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    Sat July 26 1986
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    Virginia T Behlmer, 87, of 2905 Meadowbrook Dr. SE, died Thursday in St. Luke's Hospital after a brief illness.
    She was born Aug. 18, 1898, at Easton, Mo., and married Harvey Behlmer on Sept. 19, 1920, at St. Joseph, Mo. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Behlmer was a member of the Cedar Rapids Women's Club and a former member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church.
    Survivors include a son, Richard of Elmhurst, Ill.; two daughters, Alice Panky of Cedar Rapids and Martha Jensky of Glen Ellyn, Ill.; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
    Services: 10 a.m. Monday, Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories, by the Rev. David Dennison of St. Stephen Lutheran Church. Entombment: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at Cedar Memorial Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday or at the chapel after 9 a.m. Monday. The casket will be closed at the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 375 Collins R. E, Cedar Rapids 52402, to the chairty of the donor's choice.


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    Sat July 26 1986
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    Earl Capousek, 83, of 2214 Mount Vernon Rd. SeE, died Thursday in Mercy Hospital following a long illness.
    He was born June 22, 1903, in Johnson County, and was employed by Clayt's Auto Service, retiring in 1976
    Surviving is a sister, Hattie Loeblein of Cedar Rapids.
    Services: 1 p.m. Monday, Turner Chapel East, by the Rev. Lloyd Brockmeyer of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Burial: Blain Cemetery, Swisher. Friends amay call at the chapel from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday or after 9 a.m. Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.


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    Tues. Mar. 27 1979
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    Clyde E. Hurst, 64, a lifelong resident of the Walker community died Monday at a Cedar Rapids care center following a long illness.
    Born Jan. 26, 1915, at Troy Mills, he was married to the former LaVonne Irene Turner on March 27, 1965, at Branson, Mo. She died Sept. 2, 1977, at Phoenix, Ariz. Mr. Hurst was a retired employee of Wilson Foods. During World War II he served with the Army.
    Surviving are on son, Edwin L. of Grand Island, Neb.; three stepchildren, Mrs. Robert Quaas of Rowley, Mrs. Lee King of Tempe, Ariz., and Patrick L. Bennett of Long Grove; six grandchildren; on sister, Mrs. Walter Luke of Riverside, Calif.; and two brothers, Arthur of Oelwein and Howard of Lodge Pole, Neb.
    Services: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Walker Cemetery by the Rev. Joe M. Jones. There was an immediate cremation. There will be no visitation. A memorial fund has been established.


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    Tues Mar 27 1979
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    Florence Curran Starry Wheeler, 57, of 584 31st St. Marion, died today at a Cedar Rapids hospital following a short illness.
    Born April 28, 1921, at Cedar Rapids, she resided here until she was married to Carl J. Wheeler in Los Angeles about 30 years ago. They had just recently returned to this area. She was a member of the American Legion Auxillary.
    Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Mrs. Sandra McKenna and Mrs. Penny Kreutzer, both of Marion; one half-sister, Mrs. Margaret Lee of Tipton; and four grandchildren.
    Services: 1 p.m. Thursday at Cedar Memorial Chapel of memories by the Rev. Keith Birch of St. Joseph's Burial: Cedar Memorial Mausoleum. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Wednesday and at the chapel after 9 a.m. Thursday. The casket will be closed prior to the service.


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    Tues Mar 27 1979
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    Sara E. Kitchen
    Sara E. Kitchen of Rural Route Cedar Rapids, 84, died Saturday, Oct. 15 at her home following a long illness. She had been a resident of this area all of her life.
    Mrs. Kitchen was born Oct. 13, 1899 at Delmar, Ia. She was married to Floyd Kitchen march 8, 1922 in Cedar Rapids. He died June 30, 1970. She was a member of Bertram Methodist church, Amercian Legion Auxillary of Mt. Vernon, Charter Member of Linn county Historical Society and the Linn County Farm bureau.
    Surviving are a daughter, Doris Hinchliffe, of Rural Cedar Rapids anf a granddaughter, Charlene Kay Hinchliffe Lowrey of Milwauke, Wis. A son, Darrel predeceased her in 1971
    Services were held at the Valley View baptist church Tuesdayat 1 p.m. by the Rev. Dennis Tebis and rev. Neil Thompson. Baxter memorial Chapel had charge of the arrangements. Burial was in Campbell Cemetery. A memorial has been established.


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    Tues Mar 27 1979
    Sat 30 July 1983
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    Erma Belle Reece, 81, of Crestview Acre Nursing Home, Marion, died Thursday at Mercy Hospital following a long illness.
    She was born Oct. 28, 1901, at Cedar Rapids. On Dec. 16, 1920, she was married to Dale O. Reece at Cedar Rapids; he died in 1977. She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, Cedar Chapter OES, and Gethsemane White Shrine.
    Surviving are a daughter, Mary Ellen Brockman of Cedar Rapids; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Iva Roberts of Mount Vernon.
    Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Beatty-Beurie-Murdoch Chapel, Cedar Rapids, by the Rev. Jack R Hooten of Sharon United Methodist Church. Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery, east of Troy Mills. Friends may call at the chapel after 2 p.m. Sunday. A memorial fund has been established...


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Mon Mar. 26 1979
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    Augusta Smith, 73, of 2058 42nd St. NE, died Friday at a Cedar Rapids hospital following a brief illness.
    Born May 13, 1905, at Trezevant. Tenn, she was married to Will Smith in Tennessee. They came to Cedar Rapids from Cedar Grove, Tenn. in 1978.
    Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Lee Ola Anders of Cedar Rapids and Earline Wesley of Detroit, Mich.; three sons, Dwayne Hutch and Hallard Ray Hutch, both of Detroit, Mich., and James E Hutch of St. Louis, Mo.; one sister, Bessie Browning of Hickman, Ky.; 18 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
    Services are pending at Williams Funeral Home, Paris Tenn. Turner Chapel East was in charge of local arrangements.


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Wed Mar 27 1991
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    Dominic J. Stastny, 78, of 132 20th Ave. SE, died Monday night in Mercy Medical Center following a sudden illness.
    Services, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Murdoch-Linwood Chapel. Burial: Czech National Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home.
    Survivors include a sister, Jeannette Havens of Melbourne, Fla.; and a brother, John of Cedar Rapids.
    Also surviving are two nephews, Michael of Melbourne, Fla., and Richard of Winter Park, Fla.
    He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Thomass G Stastny.
    He was born Jan 21, 1913, in Cedar Rapids, to John Stanley and Frances Rocharek Stastny. He served with the Army Air Force during World War II and worked at Penick & Ford for 39 years, retiring in 1974. He was a member of the Junior American Czech Lodge.
    The Rev. Harry Koelker will officiate. A Memorial fund has been established.


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Wed Mar. 27 1991
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    Donald I. Matheny, 66, of 367 28th Ave. SW, died Tuesday in his home following a sudden illness.
    Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories. Burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Cedar Memorial Funeral Home and after 10 a.m. Friday at the chapel.
    Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, five sons, Scott of Carson City, Nev. Vern of North English, Virgil of Fresno. Calif., and Bob and Tim, both of Cedar Rapids; three brothers, Charles, Robert and Richard, all of Cedar Rapids; and six sisters, Dorothy Petersen and Hazel Wright, both of Cedar Rapids, Jean Skarke of Orange Grove, Texas,Helen Brown of Toddville, Lois Hawkins of Tullare, Calif., and Marjorie Beitz of Alburnett. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren and three great -grandchildren.
    Born July 24, 1924, in Center Point, he married Dorothy D Coombs on April 20, 1946, in Iowa City. He worked as a custodian for the Cedar Rapids school system for 28 years, retiring in 1986. He was a member of Sharon United methodist Church, VFW Post 788 and DAV. He served with the Marines during World War II.
    The Rev. Jack Hooten of Sharon United Methodist Church will officiate.


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Wed Mar 27 1991
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    Mitchell "Mitch" Leroy Brownfield, 41, of 5535 Vermont St. SW, died Monday in St. Luke's Hospital of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident Sunday.
    Services: 10 a.m. Thursday, Brosh Chapel, where friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. today. Burial: Spring Grove Cemetery near Covington.
    Survivors include his wife, Rose; two daughters, Tricia Bennett and Bridgette Brownfield, and three sons, Brian Brownfield, Todd Beyer and Toby Bever, all of Cedar Rapids, his parents, Elsie and Leroy Brownfield of Cedar Rapids; and a brother, Virgil of Orlando, Fla. Also surviving are three grandchildren.
    Born May 4, 1949, in Iowa City, he married Rose Dvorsky on May 20, 1972, in Covington. he worked for Rockwell Goss for 18 years and was a member of Machinist Local 831.
    A memorial fund has been established.


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Tues Feb. 16 1982
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    Dorothy E. Maage, 59, of Baton Rouge, La. formerly of Cedar Rapids, died of a heart condition, Saturday in a Baton Rouge hospital.
    She was born at Sterling, Ill. and was married Sept. 17, 1941 to Olin J Maage at St. John's Lutheran Church, Vincent.
    Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Sandra Neagel, Marion; a son, Jerry,, Charles City; six grandchildren; her parents Mr. and Mrs. Otto Dencklau Sr., Vincent; one sister and five brothers.
    Services: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, St. John's Lutheran Church, Vincent. Burial: Colfax Township Cemetery, Vincent. Friends may call after 9 a.m. today at Kastler-Babcock Funeral Home, Eagle Grove.


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    Tues Feb 16 1982
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    Ethel Wilson, 73, of 53 Dartmouth St. SE, died Monday at Hallmar following a six-month illness.
    She was born Nov. 12, 1908, at Washington, and was married to George Wilson Oct. 7, 1945, at Washington. Mrs. Wilson moved to Cedar Rapids from Des Moines after her husband died three years ago.
    Surviving are a son, Kenneth Cameron, Snohomish, Wash; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Gladys Crone of Washington and Edith Noel, Cedar Rapids
    Services are pending at Jones Funeral Home, Washington.


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Mon June 2 1980
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    Rodney "Joe" Murphy, 49, of Mount Vernon, died Saturday at a Cedar Rapids hospital after a long illness.
    Mr. Murphy was born in Rockwell City, July 9, 1930. He was married to Betty Lue Sardback on July 22, 1951. He was employed by the Iowa Department of Transportation. He ws a member of the American Legion Post 480 in Mount Vernon and a 20-year memvber of the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department.
    He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon.
    Survivors include his wife; three sons, Charles and Dennis of Mount Vernon and Jim of Lisbon; two daughter, Jody of Mount Vernon and Mrs. Terry Langerbeam of Marion; a grandson and three granddaughters; two brothers, Richard of Independence, Mo., and Gene of Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Jay Franklin, Mrs. Keith Wessling, and Mrs. Hila King, all of Kansas City.
    Services: Wednesday at 1 :30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon by the Rev. Thomas Stewart. burial: Mount Vernon Cemetery with military services. Friends may call at Morgan Funeral Home in Mount Vernon from 3-9 p.m. Wednesday. Memorial donations may be made to the Perrine Cancer Center at Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids.


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    Mon June 2 1980
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    Lois M. Polton, 82, of Columbus City, a former Cedar Rapids resident, died Friday at her daughter's home in Wapello.
    Mrs. Polton was born Aug. 23, 1897, at Jamison, Mo. She was married to Joseph L. Polton April 4, 1917. for 30 yyears, the couple lived in Cedar Rapids, where Mrs. polton was employed by Smulekoff's Furniture . They moved about 20 years ago to Columbus City, where Mrs. Polton was a member of the United Methodist Church.
    Survivors include two daughters, Mildred Johnson of Elgin Ill., and Jean Pallister of Wapello; three sons, Donald, Richard and Guy, all of Cedar Rapids; a brother, Guy Troxel, kiamath Falls, Ore.; 20 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
    Services: Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., Stacy-Lewis Funeral Home, Columbus Junction. Burial: Columbus City Cemetery.


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    Tues June 3 1980
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    Ethel M Jakubec, 90, of 1637 D Ave. NE died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter Harvey, with whom she made her home following a long illness.
    A lifelong resident of Cedar Rapids, she was born Feb. 21 ,1890, at Cedar Rapids and was married to Edward Jakubec in 1905. He died in 1954. Mrs. Jakubec had been employed at the Allis Chalmers Co. until her retireement.
    Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. John Trimble, Mrs. howard Roberts and Mrs. Walter Harvey, all of Cedar Rapids; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren.
    Services: 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Beatty-Beurie-Murdoch Chapel in Cedar Rapids by George Grothman of the Jehovah's Witnesses. Burial: Linwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Wednesday. A memorial fund has been established.


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    Tues June 3 1980
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    Mrs. Elizabeth Ludy Hunter, 77, a former resident of Cedar Rapids, died May 23 at Hutchinson, Kan.
    Surviving are three daughters, Betty Hoft of Huntsville, Ala., Martha Stiles of Hutchinson, Kan., and Mary Parks of Royal Oaks, Mich.; eight grandchildren; one brother, Ben Ludy of Wichita Falls, Texas and on sister, Jane Trask of Boston Mass.
    Services were held in Storm Lake.


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    Tues. June 3 1980
    Ruth Edna Peyton, 75, formerly of 2113 Fifth Ave. Marion, died Monday at the Northbrook Manor nursing home in Cedar Rapids following a long illness.
    Born Dec. 11, 1904, in Linn County, she married George W. Peyton May 17, 1924, at Independence.The couple had lived in Marion since moving from the Walker area in 1944.
    Mrs. Peyton was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Marion, the Women's Relief Corps and was a charter member of the Royal Archwidows.
    Surviving in addition to her husband are one daughter, Mrs. Douglas Hutchins of Marion, four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
    Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Baxter Memorial Chapel in Marion by the Rev. J.M. Steffenson of the First United Methodist Church. Burial: Cedar Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until 9 tonight and from 9 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday.


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    Harold B. "Gabby" Vos
    Harold B. "Gabby" Vos, 60, a resident of Center Point the last 22 years, died at 2:31 a.m. Thursday, Oct, 23, in a Cedar Rapids hospital following a sudden illness.
    He was born the son of Ommie and Kate Wilkens Vos on Feb. 13, 1920 at Fulton, Ill. On May 2, 1941 at Fulton, Ill., he was married to Jean Decker. During World War II, he served with the U. S. Navy. Mr. Vos owned his own printing company many years, and the last five years had been employed by Stamars Communications Company.
    He was a member of the United Methodist Church at Center Point, a member of the Center Point City Council, the Lions ;club, the American Legion, and was founder and historian of the U..S. S. West Point Reunion Association.
    Surviving are his wife, his mother, Mrs. Kate Bohous of Fulton, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. Michael (Valerie) Rhinehart of Center Point, and Mrs. Larry (Vickie) Longfield of Phoenix, Arz.; a son, Gary Vos of Panama City, Fla. ; four grandchildren; and one brother, Marion Vos of Fulton, Ill. He was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Clarence.
    Services were held at 1:30 p.m Saturday. Oct. 25, at the United Methodist church in Center Point, conducted by the Rev. Charlotte Mallott. A memorial fund has been established. Interment was in Ceter Point Cemetery with Military services by Dye-Benion Post No. 297, American Legion,. Murdoch Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.


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    Sat. July 30 1988
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    Leo H. Prather, 68, of 2020 Glass Rd. NE, died early Friday morning in Mercy Hospital following a long illness.
    Born April 21, 1920, at Morehead, Ky., he married Mabel Smith on Nov. 25, 1955, at Cedar Rapids. She died in 1978. Mr. Prather was the zookeeper at Bever Park and a World War II Army veteran.
    Survivors include a daughter, Mary Hildebrand of Cedar Rapids; a sister, Leota of Dayton, Ohio; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
    Services: 10 a.m. Monday, Teahen Funeral Home, by the Rev. Charles Mehaffey of Asbury United Methodist Church. Burial: Linwood cemetery. Friends may call from 2 tp 5 p.m. Sunday and from 9 to 9:50 Monday in the funeral home. memorial donations may be made to American Lung Assoication, 1321 W. Des Moines, 50309.


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Feb 22 2001
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    Joy L. Capeslus, 67, of Colorado Springs, Colo., formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday Feb. 20, 2001, in a Colorado Springs hospital after a short illness. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Friday, First Presbyterian Church, Colorado Springs. No burial service is planned, her body will be cremated.
    Arrangements are with Swan Lake Funeral Directors Inc., Colorado Springs.
    Survivors include her husband., Edward; three daughters, Peggy Charron, Linda Miranda and Sally Bryan; and a brother, Robert Brooks. Also surviving are eight grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Armstrong and Dorothy Foskett.
    Born Jan. 5, 1934, in El Centro, Calif., she was a homemaker.


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    Thurs Beb 23 2001
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    Bruce H. Vardeman, 82, of Ames, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died of heart failure Wednesday, Feb 21, 2001, in Israel Family Hospice house, Ames. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Adams Funeral Home, Ames, by Pastor Gary Loutzenhiser. Burial: Ames Municipal Cemetery. Friends may call from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
    Survivors include his wife, Helen; two sons, Stephen of Ames and David of Portland, Maine; a daughter, Joyce Pepiton of Kenner, La.; and a sister Fannie Witteveen of San Jose, Calif.


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    A memorial service for Daisy C Beckheim, who died Jan. 10, 2001, in Hallmark Care and Rehabilitation Center, Mount Vernon, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church. The service will be followed by a luncheon at the church.
    Survivors include two daughters, Gretchen Beckhelm of Punta Gorda, Fla., and Barbara Moore and husband Richard of Mount Vernon; three grandchildren and thier spouses, Rich and Donna Moore of Austin, Texas, Bonnie and Brad Wikstrom of Mount Vernon and Tom and Beth Moore of Cedar Rapids, Daisy also greatly enjoyed her five great-grandchildren, Cody and Hannah Moore, Ryan and Jami Wikstrom and Samuel Moore.
    Instead of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, 304 First St. W., Mooount Vernon, Ia 52314.


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    Thurs Feb 23 2001
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    Evelyn Martha Kenney Abernathy, 86, formerly of Marion, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001, in the Good Samaritan Care Center, Keosauqua, following a long illness.
    Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Murdoch Funeral Home, Marion.
    Survivors include her children, Maureen (Susie) McGowan of West Branch and Gary Kenney and wife Linda of Bonaparte; her sister, Elizabeth Reynolds of Marquette; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.
    Evelyn was born July 7, 1914, the daughter of Morris and Lillian Gorsch Thomas, in Williamsburg, Iowa. She married John V. Kenney on June 1, 1933, he died in 1964. She then married Glen Abernathy. He died in 1975. Evelyn was employed at Wilson's in Cedar Rapids for many years.


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    april 27 1974
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    Sister Dies--Mrs. Ira Lee Keenan, 81, former resident of Chicago and Manhattan Beach, Calif., and sister of Laura J. Conrad, 26 Blake terrace SE, died Monday in a hospital in San Leandro, Calif., after a long illness. burial was Thursday at San Pedro


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    May 1974
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    Donald Frink Dies, Retired Engineer
    Lisbon--Donald P. Frink, 66, a retired design engineer died Tuesday.
    Born July 6, 1907, Lisbon, he was married to the former Gladys Snyder in 1928. He was a member of Masonic, Eastern Star and Shrine organization and the Methodist church.
    Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Paul, Martelle, and Norman, Chicago, a daughter, Carolyn Trump, Cedar Rapids, and eight grandchildren.
    Services: Friday at 2, Morgan's, Visitation after 2 Thursday..


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    May 1 1974
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    Mrs. Leslie Farmer
    Betsy J. Farmer, 55, of 720 Thirty-fourth street NE, wife of Leslie Farmer and a lifelong resident of Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday following a long illness.
    Born May 27, 1918, at Cedar Rapids, she was married to Mr. Farmer Oct. 5, 1941, at Nashua. Mrs. Farmer was a member of Salem United Methodist church.
    Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Kathy McGowan; two sons, David and Gary, all of Cedar Rapids; two sisters, Anne Carter and June Bloomfield, Seattle; and four grandchildren.
    Services: 3 p.m. Thursday at Turner chapel east by the Rev. Paul Pfaltzgraff of Salem United Methodist church. Burial: Cedar Memorial. Friends may registeer at Turner chapel east. The casket will not be opened at any time.


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    May 2 1974
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    Rites are Saturday for Gladys Wilson
    Mt. Vernon--Gladys Wilson, 59, widow of LaVerne Wilson, died in an Iowa City hospital Wednesday.
    Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Vern Svec, Mt. Vernon; a son, Wilbur, Fairfax; a brother, Leo Fisher, Kewanee, Ill.; three sisters, Rose McDevitt, Cedar Rapids, Mrs. Merle McCartney, Earlville, and Mrs. Loren Engels, Moses Lake, Wash., and three grandsons.
    Services Saturday, at 1:30 at Buck Creek United Methodist church. Friends may call at Goettsch's, Hopkinton.


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    May 4 1974
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    Mother Dies--Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday in St. Stephen's Episcopal church in Newton for Mrs. Leigh Hough, 86, mother of Arthur Hough, 1122 Brockman drive SE.
    Friends may call at Toland-Wallace funeral home in Newton after 7 today.
    Memorials have been established for St Stephen's church and Skiff hospital auxillary. Survivors also include a daughter, three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren


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    May 2 1974
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    Mary Alice Smith
    Mary Alice Smith, 83, of 843 Third avenue SE, died Wednesday. She was born Aug. 20, 1890, in Independence.
    She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic church in Cedar Rapids, St. Margaret's circle and the Catholic Daughter's of America.
    Miss Smith had been employed 19 years by the Internal Revenue Service in Des Moines prior to moving to Cedar Rapids in 1955. Before going to Des Moines, she taught schools in Buchanan county.
    Surviving is a sister, Mrs. C. J. Weber, and a brother, Joseph, both of Independence.
    Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. John's Catholic church in Indepencence by the Revs. Donald F Sweeney and John Gossman. Burial: St. John's cemeterry, Independence. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Thursday at the Mason-Howe funeral home in Independence. Parish Rosary will be be recited at 3 p.m. Friday, and Catholic Daughters will recite a Rosary at 7:30 p.m. with a wake service at 8 p.m. Friday.


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    May 2. 1974
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    Roscoe E. Norton
    Roscoe E. Norton, 71 of 410 Twenty-sixth street SE, died early Thursday after a short illness.
    He was born Oct. 24, 1902, at Morley and had been a resident of Cedar Rapids since 1924.
    He was a retired 35-year employee of Wilson and Co. and a member of local P-3 of Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen.
    Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. William Coon, Glendora Calif., Mrs. Harold Birch, Solon, and Mrs. John Bolton and Mrs. Harold Ward, both of Cedar Rapids; a son, Ronald of Gledora, Calif.; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandson.
    Services: Friday 1 p.m. in Brady-Kuba funeral home by the Rev. Alvon Nelson, Burial: Cedar Memorial. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7p.m. Thursday. The casket will be closed at 12:30 plm. Friday.


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    May 3 1974
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    Col. Evanhoff, 59, Dies After Heart Attack
    Col. Alexander G. Evanoff, 59, of Cedar Rapids route 2, a retired air force officer and a state department employe, died Friday of a heart attack
    Born in Belle Plaine Feb. 12, 1915, he was graduated from the University of Iowa before entering the air force and taking flight training. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1939.
    His air force duty included service as commander of the ROTC detachment at Coe from 1948 to 1951, and at Iowa State university from 1951 to 1953. He later served as a wing commander at Goodfellow air force base, Texas, and at Stead air force base, Nev. he retired in 1959.
    After retirement, he joined General Telephone and Electronics Corp. of California. He later worked with NASA in space development, then joined the international division of General Telephone in New York, for which he traveled throughout the world.
    Last December he retired from GTE and returned to Cedar Rapids to make his home, but in March began contract work in communications with the state department. He had just returned from an assignment in Amman, Jordon last Tuesday.
    He was a member of the Masons and of the Shrine in San Angelo, Texas, including a membership in the Order of Daedalians; a member of the international supreme council of the Order of DeMolay and the recipient of the DeMalay Legion of Honor; a member of the Royal Order of Jesters, and an active member of the Boy Scout Council of America.
    He was married to the former Pearl Hennings of Keystone, June 9, 1939, in San Antonio. Surviving in addition to Mrs. Evanoff are two sons, Capt. William A., March air force base. Calif., and Mark J., a student at St. Joseph's college in Maine; a daughter, Alexis C. of Denver; and a brother, Henry, of Cedar Rapids.
    Services: 2 p.m. Saturday in Congregational church in Belle Plaine, following a Masonic service Friday night at Hrabak funeral home. burial: Kaystone cemetery, with military service.


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    Feb 27 1979
    Dorothy Knapp Pine, 60, a former resident of Cedar Rapids and Anamosa who had lived for 30 years in Chadron, Neb., died Feb 2 in a Lincoln Neb. hospital following a sudden illness.
    Born Feb. 25, 1918, in Cedar Rapids, she was married to Leon G Pine July 5, 1942. She taught school in Chadron for 16 yeears before her retirement last year. She was a member of the Congregational Church-United Church of Christ, PEO and Chadron State College Faculty Wives.
    Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Mary Peterson, and a son Leon Howard, of Lincoln; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard A. Knapp, Cedar Rapids; five sisters, Kathryn Peters, Colorado Springs, Yvonne Anderson, Iowa Falls, Ann Gire, Marion, Freida Hite, Alburnett, and Karen Lee, Marysville, Wash.; one granddaughter and on step-granddaughter.
    Services were conducted Tuesday in the Congregational Church-United Church of Christ in Chadron. Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Chadron. A college scholarship has been established in her name at Chardon State College as a memorial.


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    Fri Feb 2, 1979
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    Elfriede C. Grovert, 87, a lifelong resident of the Newhall area, died Thursday at Cedar Rapids Care Center following a long illness.
    She was born Dec. 16, 1891, near Newhall and was married May 3, 1916, to William H Grovert. he died in 1970.
    She was a lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church at Newhall, Tabitha Society, legion Auxillary and Newhall Woman's Club.
    Surviving are three children, Lola R Krumm of New Hampton, Donald C Grovert of Newhall and Dale W. Grovert, Pontiac, Mich. ; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
    Services: 1:30 p.m. Monday, St. John Lutheran Church, Newhall, with burial in the church cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Sunday at Fellmet Funeral Home, Keystone.


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    Sat Feb 3 1979
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    Julia Slaman, 86, of 807 Seventh St. SE. was pronounced dead on arrival at Mercy Hospital Friday morning following a brief illness.
    Born July 15, 1893, at Ain Arab, Lebanon, she was a resident of Cedar Rapids for 60 years. Her husband, Salem, preceded her in death in 1950.
    Surviving are two daughters, Louise Kustus and Elsie Mack, and three sons, Louis E., Ted and James, all of Cedar Rapids; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
    Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Brosh Chapel and 11 a.m. at St. George Orthodox Church by the Rev. Constantine Nasr. Burial: St. George's Church Cemetery. Sunday evening there will be Trisagan servicess at 8, recited by the Rev. Nasr at Brosh Chapel where friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday.
    Friends may, if they wish, make a spiritual donation for St. George Church Building Fund.


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    Sun. Feb 4 1979
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    Julia F Powers, 68, of 226 31st St. NE, wife of Joseph A. Powers, died at Mercy Hospital Saturday after a brief illness.
    Born Nov. 28, 1910, in Russell, Minn., she was married to Mr. Powers at Immaculate Conception Church in Cedar rApids April 20, 1928, She was a retired employee of Maternity Modes Shop, which she managed for 13 years, and a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church and the Altar and Rosary Society.
    Surviving in addition to her husband are three daughters, Mrs. Oliver (Mary) Klein and Mrs. James (Pat) Burke, both of Marion, and Mrs. Wallace (Joan) Kann of Cedar Rapids; two sons, George J. of Cedar Rapids and Joseph J. of Marion; 21 grandchildren and one great-grandson; three sisters, Bernadette Petersen of Coloraado Springs, Colo., and Janette Flaherty and Irene McIntosh, both of Cedar Rapids, and one brother, Joseph McMahon of Cedar Rapids.
    Services: Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church by the Rev. Ronald Friedell. Burial: Mt. Calvary. Prayer Services: 7:30 p.m. Monday by the Rev. Frederick Fangman at the Teahen Funeral Home, where friends may call Monday from 2 to 9 p.m.


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    Sun Feb. 4 1979
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    Lawrence Michael Regan Sr., 56 of 1213 Fourth St. NW, died at his home Friday after a brief illness.
    Born Dec. 24, 1922 in Waukon, he was a resident of Cedar Rapids the last 28 years. He was an employee of the Cedar Rapids streets department, a member of St. Patrick's Church and a Navy veteran of World War II.
    Surviving are his wife, the former Dorothy M. Timp; four sons, Lawrence M. Jr., Patrick R., Raphael H. and John M., and four daughters, Mrs. Michael Sibie, Marion P., Virginia M. and Frances M. Regan all of Cedar Rapids; three brothers, Raymond, Paul and Frank, and three sisters, Mrs. Joseph McGeough, Mrs. Russell Kerth and Mrs. Al Lang, all of Dubuque, and four grandchildren.
    Services: Tuesday at 1 p.m. in St. Patrick's Church. Burial with military services: Cedar Memorial. Friends may call at Stewart Funeral Home today from 2 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Rosary: Monday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home


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    Mrs. Prentice Frink
    Mertle McNeil Frink, 86, widow of Prentice Frink, who made her home with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Shank, 1916 Johnson avenue NW, died Friday following a brief illness.
    Born Aug. 26, 1894, in Clarence, she was a member of Trinity United Methodist church for 57 years, and was one of Cedar Rapids first Gray Ladies.
    Surviving in addition to Mrs. Shank are three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
    Services: Turner chapel west at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday by the Rev. Ernest W. Larson of Trinity United Methodist church. Burial will be in Clarence. Friends may call at Turners until 10:15 a.m. Tuesday. The casket will not be opened following the service. The family requests that friends may, if they wish, contribute to the memorial fund of Trinity church.


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    C.R. Woman Dies in Crash Near Dubuque
    Laverne I. Dressler, 53, of 5100 Harbet avenue NW, died Sunday while driving on highway 20 west of Dubuque.
    The car ran off the highway and struck a concrete cattle underpass, authorities said, Highway Patrolman Virgil Stanmeyer quoted the Dubuque county medical examiner's officeas saying Mrs. Dressler died of a brain hemorrhage just prior to the accident.
    Injured in the accident were Irene O'Conner, 49, of 1724 Second avenue SE, and Edith Pierce, 64, of 1514 First avenue SW. Both were reported in satisfaction condition at Mercy hospital in Dubuque Monday.
    The highway patrol reported the accident happened about 11:45 a.m. three miles west of Dubuque.
    Mrs. Dressler, wife of Edmund J. Dressler, was born in Hills July 26, 1918. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal church, St. Margaret Altar Guild, the Sunday Evening club, the Acoytes Mothers Guild, Ambar Grotto of which she was past president, Mohassan Caldron auxillary of Davenport, the Insurance club. She was chaplain of DeMolay.
    Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Thomas Giles Dressler, at home; her mother, Mrs. Giles Wombacher, Parnell; and a sister, Mrs. John Kohl, Oelwein
    Services: St. John's Episcopal church at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday by the Very Rev. Canon Dominic Loferski. Burial: St. Joseph's cemetery, Parnell, at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may call at Turner Chapel west until 9 p.m. Tuesday and at the church Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 10.25 a.m. The casket will not be opened following the service. The family requests that friends, may, if they wish contribute to the memorial fund of St. John's church or to the Ambar Grotto.


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    Marvin D. Hunt
    Marvin Dale Hunt, 39, of 3609 Pinewood drive NE, and employee of Penick & Ford Co., died Sunday following a brief illness.
    Born Feb. 25, 1932, at Ainsworth he married Berta J. Heither on Feb. 5, 1959, at Aledo, Ill. He was a navy veteran of the Korean war, was a member of the First United Methodist church of Fairfield and in Cedar Rapids attended the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
    Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Jaye Lynne at home and Mrs. Donald Jerich of Cedar Rapids; two grandsons; his mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Brown of Iowa City; two sisters, Mrs. Louis Koehler and Mrs. Dale Holmes both of Ainsworth.
    Services: Turner chapel west 1:30 p.m. Wednesday by Elder Melvin K. Dotson and Lewis L. Howard of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
    Friends may call at Turner chapel west until 1:15 p.m. Wednesday. The casket will not be opened following the service. Graveside services and burial: Ainsworth 3:15 p.m. Wednesday.


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    Mrs. James Paul
    Lucille N. Paul, 54, of 1217 Sixeenth avenue SW, wife of James E. Paul, a lifelong resident of Cedar Rapids, died Monday following a long illness.
    Born April 9, 1917, at Cedar Rapids, she was married to Mr. Paul April 1, 1936, at Cedar Rapids. Mrs. Paul was a member of Sharon United Methodist church.
    Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. William Daugherty and Mrs. Richard Glick; a brother, Louis Barr; a sister, Mrs. Steve J. Wyrembek; and five grandchildren, all of Cedar Rapids.
    Services: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Chapel of Memories by the Rev. A. T. Washington of Sharon United methodist church. Burial: Cedar Memorial. Friends may call at Cedar Memorial funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday. The family suggest that friends may, if they wish, donate to the Sharon church building fund.


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    Emilie H. Choate
    Emilie H. Choate, 48, of 368 Thirtieth street drive SE, died Sunday following a long illness.
    Formerly of Hollywood, Calif., she had been a Cedar Rapids resident 26 years.
    She was born Sept. 11, 1922, at Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Mrs. Choate was a former member of the Cedar Rapids Junior Leaque and conducted a dancing schoool for children at the Cedar Rapids Children's Home.
    Surviving is a son, Roy H. Choate, Maple Meadows Farm, Central City.
    Services: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Chapel of Memories by the Rev. Louis McDonough of St. Matthew's Catholic church. Cremation and inurnment will be in the Chapel of Memories. Friends may call at the Cedar Memorial funeral home after 2 p.m. Monday and at the Chapel of Memories after 10 Wednesday.
    The casket will be closed at 1 p.m. Tuesday.


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    Mon Oct 12 1987
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    Marie Michalek Nechville, 89, of Hallmar Care Facility, Mercy Hospital, formerly of 2256 Indian Hill Rd. SE, died Saturday night at Hallmar following a lengthy illness.
    She was born June 18, 1889, and married Wencil Nechville on April 12, 1921, Cedar Rapids.
    Survivors include a nephew and nieces.
    Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Brosh Chapel, by the Rev. John Gilmore of Hus Memorial Presbyterian church. Burial: Czech National Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Memorials may be made to Hus Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2808 Schaffer Dr. SE. Cedar Rapids 52404


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    Tues 13 Oct. 1987
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    Emil J. Greif, 90, of Coggon, formerly of Hopkinton, died Sunday afternoon in Mercy Hospital at Cedar Rapids following a lengthy illness.
    Born July 8, 1897, at Worthington, he married Josephine Gudenkauf there on June 14, 1927. She died in 1972. He then married Lorenna McKee on May 31, 1976 at Coggon.
    Mr. Greif was an auto dealer at Hopkkinton until 1940, then farmed near Coggon until retiring in 1962. He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church at Coggon.
    Survivors include his wife; eight sons, Robert of Monticello, Joseph and Fay of Coggon, John of Hiawatha, Earl of Orlon, Ill., Loras of Marion, Arnold of Central City and Louis of Cedar Rapids; two daughters, Teresa Hollingsworth of Marion and Jeanette Freese of Monticello; a step-son, Larry McKee of Olathe, Kan.; two stepdaughters, Pam Graham of Springville and Mary Jean Ulrich of Fort Dodge; 56 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren.
    Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday St. John's Catholic church Coggon by the Rev. Conrad Schallau. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Coggon. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at Murdoch Chapel, Marion, where a rosary will be recited at 7:30 tonight. A memorial fund has been established..


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    Tues Oct 13 1987
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    Donald E. Jayne, 64, of 625 21st Ave. SW, died early Monday in Iowa Veterans Home at Marshalltown following a long illness.
    Born March 12, 1923 at Cedar Rapids, he married Mary Vos in 1957. Mr. Jayne was a retired 31-year employee of Iowa Manufacturing and a member of Grace Brethren Church and Machinist Union Local 831. He served in the Army during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart.
    Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mary Pat Mally of Cedar Rapidds; two sons, David of Cedar Rapids, and Tim of Denning, N.M.; a stepdaughter Judy Sweeney of Cedar Rapids, two half sisters, Reva Groth of Costa Mesa, Calif.; and Mildred Harford of Cedar Rapids; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
    Services: Memorial, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Janeba-Kuba Funeral Home West, by the Rev. Don Bowlin of Grace Brethren Church and VFW Post 788, Burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. today at the funeral home. The casket will be closed at noon Wednesday and remain closed after the service.


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    Tues. Oct. 13 1987
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    Loren Ernest Happel, 56, of Winston-Salem N.C., a native of Linn County, died Saturday in his home following a long illness.
    He was born July 12, 1931, in Linn County. he was corporate credit manager for RJR Nabisco.
    Surviving are his wife, Joan; two sons, Bradley and Jeffrey, and two daughters, Becky Hamby and Kimberley Tetzlaff, all of Winston-Salem; his father Martin of Atkins; a sister, Grace Copley of Des Moines; a brother, Merle of Minneapolis, Minn,; and four grandchildren.
    Services and burial will be today at Winston-Salem.


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    Nov 21 1976
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    Rites Tuesday for Jens Brodersen, 72
    Center Point-Jens Brodersen, 72, a Center Point resident the last nine years, formerly of Amber, died Sunday in a Cedar Rapids hospital. Born Jan. 30, 1904, at Horstedt, Germany, he was a tiler.
    He is survived by a sister, Tieta Hanse, Hotstedt, Germany.
    Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mrdoch's in Center Point. Graveside services at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Wyoming cemetery.


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    Nov 30 1976
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    Services Thursday for Martha Davis, 80
    Walker--Martha (Jane) Davis, 80, a resident of the Walker community the last 30 years, died Tuesday in an Independence care center. She was born Aug. 22,1896 , in Woodbury county.
    There are no immediate survivors.
    Services: 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Murdoch's in Walker. Burial: Urbana cemetery.


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    Nov 9 1976
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    Services Are Saturday for Angelia Cook
    Troy Mills--Angelia Mae Cook, 85, a lifelong resident of the Troy Mills area, died Tuesday in a Cedar Rapids hospital.
    Born Jan. 20, 1891, in Troy Mills, she was married to Charles William Cook March 10, 1920, in Cedar Rapids. She was a member of the Troy Mills Christian church.
    Surviving are four daaughters. Nona Chapek and Mrs. Clifford Lake, both of Cedar Rapids; Mrs. Wendell Newman, Center Point, and Mrs. Virgil Chester, Troy Mills; two sons, Harlan, Troy mills and Burl, Coggon; 16 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
    Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Troy Mills Christian church. Friends may call at Murdoch's in Walker after 2 p.m. Friday.


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    Dec 6 1976
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    Former resident of Center Point Dies
    Center Point--Lillis L Vanderberg, 97, died Monday in Sacramento, Calif. Born April 1, 1879, in jCenter Point, she was married to Byron A Vanderberg, June 14, 1899.
    Surviving are a daughter, Alice M. Olson, Pentwater, Mich; a son, Royal M., Sacramento, Calif.; a sister, Dorothy Pitts, Newton, and two grandchildren.
    Services: 2 p.m. Friday, at Murdoch's in Center Point where friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.


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    Dec 15 1979
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    Toddville-- Carl S. Holsinger, 73, Sunday at 2:30 Free Methodist church.
    Burial: Dunkard cemetery. Friends may call at Murdoch's in Center Point after 2 Saturday, memorial fund has been established.


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    Oct 1972
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    Services Friday for Leonard Bolton, 59
    Coggon--Leonard K. Bolton, 59, an employee of Collins Radio Co., and a lifelong resident of the Coggon and Central City area, died Wednesday at his home.
    Born Dec. 12, 1912, at Springville, he was married to Rose M. Wnukowski Oct. 26, 1946, at Mt. Vernon. Bolton served with the U.S. navy during World war II. He was a member of the Coggon Amerrican Legion post 362, and of the United Methodist Church in Coggon.
    Surviving are his wife; four daughters, Mrs. Douglas Tankersley of San Martin, Calif., Virginia Heffernen of Coggon, Mrs. Noel Huber of Marion, Mrs. Edmund Bauer of Walker; nine grandchildren; his father, Earl Bolton of Central City; three brothers, Archie of Cedar Rapids, Junior of Central city, Donald of Fountain Valley, Calif.; five sisters, Lillian Waters of Central City, Carol Covington of Winthrop, Bessie Bowers of Troy Mills, Fay Fleming of Anamosa, and Jean Busechkoetter of Denver, Colo.
    Services: 2 p.m. Friday at the United Methodist church in Coggon. Burial: Coggon cemetery where the Coggon Legion post will conduct military services. Friends may call at the Murdoch chapel in Coggon after 1 p.m. Thursday, The casket will not be open after the service. Friends may, if they wish, contribute to the heart fund.


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    Oct 1972
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    Services Slated for Emma B. George, 83
    Central City--Emma B. George, 83, widow of Erwin R. George, a resident of Central City except for the last three years when she made her home at Lamont, died Tuesday in a Manchester nursing home.
    She was born on Nov. 27, 1888 at Prairieburg. On May 20, 1914 she was married to Erwin R. George at Central City. She was a past Matron of Linn Chapter OES 74.
    Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Harry Carpenter, Cudahy Wis., and Mrs. Merle Bliss, Lamont; and two granddaughters.
    Services: at 1:30 Friday at the Murdoch chapel in Central City by the Rev. Paul Wenske. Burial is in Oak Hill cemetery in Central City. The casket will not be open after the service. Friends may call at the Murdoch chapel in Central City.


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    Oct 31 1972
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    Coggon Woman, 85, Dies, Services Sat.
    Coggon--Mabel E. Henderson, 85, widow of Arthur W. Henderson and a lifelong resident of the Coggon area, died Thursday at a Monticello nursing home. She was born Frb, 26, 1887, near Coggon.
    On Oct. 9, 1912, she was married at Coggon. She was a member of the Zion Presbyterian church of Coggon and was a past matron of Mecca chapter 334, OES.
    Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Harold Hill, Alburnett; two sons, Robert, and James, Coggon; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services are at 10 Saurday at the Zion Presbyterian church in Coggon by the Rev. Aaron Koskamp. Burial is n Coggon cemetery. Friends may call at the Murdoch chapel in Coggon and may if they wish contribute to the Zion Presbyterian church memorial fund.


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    Thurs Dec. 17 1987
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    Kenneth M. Thompson, 64, of 1024 Ninth St. NW, died Wednesday morning in his home following a lengthy illness.j
    Born Aug. 3, 1923, at Keota Colo., he married Delores Carpenter on Aug. 16, 1958, at Cedar Rapids. A welder, Mr. Thompson worked for Universal Engineering for 14 years.
    Survivors include his wife; five sons, Kenny, Richard, Randy, Jamie and Matt, and four daughters, Debbie, Patricia, Sharon and Mary, all of Cedar Rapids; and seven grandchildren.
    Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Murdoch-Linwood Chapel, by the Rev. Eugene McDaniel of Toddville Free Methodist Church. Burial: Linewood Cemetery.
    Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Friday in the chapel. A memorial fund has been established.


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    Thurs Dec. 17 1987
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    Edward J. Dohnal, 80, of Route 1, Victor, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Wednesday morning of an apparent heart condition in a Grinnell hospital.
    Mr. Dohnal was a national field manager for Western Bohemian Fraternal Insurance Co. at Cedar Rapids until 1972 when he retired and moved to Victor.
    Surviviors include a daughter, Alice Montgomery of Snellville, Ga.; a brother, Carl of Milwaukee; and four grandchildren.
    Services: 2 p.m. Saturday, McAninch-Fremming Funeral Home, Victor. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto Wis. Friends may call until service time Saturday in the funeral home.


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    Thurs Dec 17 1987
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    LaVanda Morse Morford, 59, of 1140 Fourth St. NW, died Tuesday in Mercy Hospital following a long illness.
    Born Sept. 19, 1928, at Clermont, she married William Morford and he died in 1985. Mrs. Morford moved in 1966 to Cedar Rapids where she worked as a nurse's aid for several years and for HACAP in 1980.
    Survivors include a daughter, Mary Williams of Cedar Rapids; four sons, Ernest Squires, John Squires, Steven Squires, and Roy Morford, all of Cedar Rapids; two sisters, Imogene Kelley and Judith Gaal of Cedar Rapids; four brothers, Arthur Morse, Victor Morse, Cleve Morse and Eugene Morse, all of Cedar Rapids; a half sister, Dolores Crawford of Arlington and seven grandchildren.
    Services: 10 a.m. today, Teahen Funeral Home, by the Rev. Nadim Saikly of Olivet Presbyterian Church. Burial: Shiloh Cemetery. Friends may call after 9 a.m. today in the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established.


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    Thurs Dec 17 1987
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    Karl F. Schade, 46, of 4529 Regal Ave. NE, was pronounced dead on arrival at Mercy Hospital Tuesday morning following a sudden illness.
    Born Sept. 27, 1941, at Cedar Rapids, he married Arlene Bunting on Aug. 10, 1963, at Monticello. Mr. Schade was the first safety officer at Cedar Rapids Municipal Airport where he had been employed for the past 12 years. he was a former Linn County Deputy Sheriff and had been a private pilot and flight instructor for Tibben Flight Lines. Mr. Schade was a member of Noelridge Park Christian Church, past member of Mount Hermon Lodge No. 263 AF & AM, Cedar Rapids Consistory, El Kahir Shrine and a member and past president of International Assoication of Firefighters Local No. 2607.
    Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Katherine, his parents, Carl and Elizabeth Schade, and a sister Helen Gunn all of Cedar Rapids.
    Services: 1:30 p.m. Friday, Turner Chapel East, by the Rev. Douglas Lofton of Noelridge Park Christian Church. Burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, with services conducted by Linn County Sheriff's Department Honor Guard. Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to service time Friday in the chapel. Memorial donations may be made to Noelridge Park Christian Church, 727 Collins rd. NE, Cedar Rapids 52402 or American Heart Association, 375 Collins Rd. NE, Suite 106, Cedar Rapids 52402.


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    Tues Aug 29 1989
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    Clara Wistrick, 88, of Central City, died Saturday evening in Crestview Acres nursing home Marion, after an illness.
    Born Oct 12, 1900, at Edgewood, she married William Wistrich, who died in 1962.
    Surviving are 10 grandchildren and many great- and great-great-grandchildren.
    There will be no services. The body was cremated. Arrangements by Murdoch Funeral Home, Central City.


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    Wed. Aug 30 1989
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    Lowell L. Weeter, 67, of 3100 First St. Marion, died Monday in his home after a lenghty illness.
    Born Sept, 29, 1921, at Lorimor, he married Lorraine McGuire July 19, 1941, at St. Joseph, Mo. He Served with the Army during World War Ii. Mr. Weeter was co-owner of House of Home Furnishings at Marion, retiring in 1984.
    He attended Squaw Creek Baptist Church, Marion.
    Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Patricia Peterson of Marion and Judith McAtee of Cedar Rapids; three sons, Jerry and Randy, both of Denver, Colo., and Rick of Iowa City; five brothers, Orville, of Mount Ayr, Wayne of Oscola C.D. of Lago Vista, Texas, Dale of Denver, Colo. and Frank Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Lucille McNeal of Cedar Rapids and Veda Simmons of Des Moines; and 11 grandchildren.
    Services: 11 alm. Thursday, Murdoch Chapel, Marion, by the Rev. Robert Shackelford of Winfield, Ill., and the Rev. Thom Heflin of Squaw Creek Baptist Church. Burial: Oak Shade Cemetery Marion. Friends may call from 5 to 9 tonight in the chapel. A memorial fund has been established.


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    Wed Aug 30 1989
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    Ron Malven, 42, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. formerly of Cedar Rapids, died of heart failure Sunday afternoon at Fort Lauderdale. Born at Waterloo, he attended school at Cedar Rapids, where he graduated form Washington High School and Kirkwood Community College. Mr. Malven formerly worked for Rockwell Collins and WMT radio. At the time of his death he was a senior systems engineer for Allied Signal Arrow Space Co., Fort Lauderdale.
    Survivors include his father, Richard, and a brother Richard Jr., both of Waterloo; and his mother, Charlotte Watham of Davenport.
    Services: 10 a.m. Thursday, Truedel Salon Funeral Home, St. Jeromes, Quebec. Burial: St. Jeromes, Quebec.


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    July 21 Sun 1974
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    Former Iowa Fire Official Dies At 64
    Edward J. Herron, 64, of 909 Sixteenth St. West Des Moines, a former state fire marshall, died Friday at Iowa Methodist Hospital following a heart attack.
    Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial at Resthaven Cemetery.
    Mr. Herron, who served as the state's fire marshall from 1955 through 1962, was a special representative for the Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co at the time of his death.
    He was active in several firefighting organizations including the International Association of Arson Investigators, the Iowa Fire Chiefs Association, the Iowa Fireman's Association and the National Fire Protection Association.
    He was the founder of the Hawkeye State Fire Safety Association. he was a member of the Holy Name Society and the Life in the Spirit Prayer Community at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and was also a member of the Iowa Association of Soil Conservation and was on the advisory board of the Iowa Farm Safety Council.
    A Native of Sioux City,, Mr Herron lived in Cedar rapids for many Years before moving to Des Moines 19 years ago.
    Survivors include his wife, Genevieve, three daughters, Mrs. Deanna Schmid of Peoria, Ill., Mrs. Joyce Crowley of Norfolk, Neb., and Sheryl Kelley of Dayton, Ohio; and eight granchildren.
    A Rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock tonight at the Westover Funeral Home. The family suggest memorials to Sacred heart Catholic Church in West Des Moines.


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    July 21 1974
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    Mrs. John Singer
    Dorothy M. Singer, 80, formerly of 219 Johnson avenue NW, and widow of John Singer, died Friday in Cedar Falls following a brief illness. She had been a resident of Cedar Rapids 33 years.
    She was born Sept, 1 1893, in Black River Falls, Wis. She was married to John Singer Oct 24, 1925, In Minneatpolis.
    Mrs. Singer was a member of First Church of Christ Scientist in Cedar Rapids, and was a member of Rebekah Lodge.
    Surviving are a son, John, Waterloo; and two grandchildren.
    Services: Cedar Memorial at 1:30 p.m. Monday by a reader of the First Church of Christ Scientist. Friends may call at Turner Chapel east until 1 p.m. Monday.


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    Oct .1 1967
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    Coggon Rites For Corliss Bosworth
    Coggon--Corliss W. Bosworth, 76, a resident of Coggon for the last six years, died at 10:45 p.m. Monday at the Veterans hospital in Iowa City. He was born Sept. 12, 1891, at Shellsburg. On April 2, 1957, he was married to Twila Filling at Vinton. Mr. Bosworth served with the army during World war I. He lived in Coggon and Central City for the last ten years.
    Surviving are his wife; two sons, Teve Bosworth of Sandusky, Ohio, and Rusty Bosworth, at home; a daughter, Edith Riley of Chicago; six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
    Services: 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Murdoch chapel in Coggon conducted by the Rev. Aaron Koskamp. Burial: Oak Hill cemetery in Central City. Friends may call at the chapel after 6 p.m. Wednesday.


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    Oct 23 1967
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    Coggon Rites for Fred Morarie, 91
    Coggon--Fred Morarie, 91, a lifelong resident of Coggon, died Sunday in a Cedar Rapids hospital.
    He was born Sept. 24, 1876, at Troy Mills. On Jan. 25, 1910, he was married to Mary E. Mustrove at Anamosa, Iowa.
    He was a member of the First Christian church of Coggon.
    Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Walter Meritt of Cedar Rapids and Mrs. James Loudwig of Coggon; three sons, William of Columus, Ga., Roy and Ervin of Cedar Rapids, and 21 grandchildren.
    Services: At 1:30 Wednesday at the Murdoch chapel in Coggon by the Rev. Hugh W. Ghormley of First Christian church and the Rev. Lena Ehresman of the Four Square Gospel church. Burial: Coggon cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel after 1 p.m. Tuesday.


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    Sun. Mar. 18 1984
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    James Arthur Hunt, 94, 900 E Ave NW, died Friday at St. Luke's Hospital following a short illness
    A resident of Cedar Rapids, for two years, he was formerly of Marion. Born Dec. 30, 1889, at Oskaloosa, Iowa, he married Opal Jones July 8, 1977, at Oskaloosa.He was a florist at Bezdek's and also for the city of Marion. he was a member of the Grace Baptist Church at Marion.
    In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Delno of Macouth, Ill.; and two stepsons, Russell Goodwin of Center Point and Harley Goodwin of Cedar Rapids.
    Services: 1 p.m. Monday at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories by the Rev. Mike Gibbs of the Grace Baptist Church of Marion. Burial: Beacon Cemetery, Beacon, Iowa. Friends may call at Cedar memorial Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. today and at the chapel after noon Monday. The casket will be open after the service.


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    Sun. Mar. 18 1984
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    James M. McAfee
    James M. McAfee, 36, formerly of Cedar Rapids, and a resident of Center Point for the past six years, died at 1 p.m. Sept. 17 at the University of Iowa Hospital as a result of an explosion one month ago in Marion. He was born the son of James and Elois Bushee McAfee on Feb.19, 1944 at Priceton.
    W.V. On Sept. 8, 1979 he was married to Cheryl Dick at Nashua. Mr. McFee formerly served with the UlS. Marine Corps: was President of M and S Specialized Services of Center Point and was a member of the Center Point Lions Club.
    Suriving are his wife, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James McAfee of Little Rock, Ark.; five sons, Chris, Mike, Shawn and Patrick of Cedar Rapids and Corey of Center Point; two sisters, Mrs. Eugene (Deb) Tayler and Barbara McAfee of Little Rock and two brothers, Ronald and Donald of Memphis, Tenn.
    Services wer held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at St. John's Lutheran church of Center Point, conducted by the Pastor Randolph E. Mueller. Interment was in Center Point cemetery. Murdoch chapel in Center Point had charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Burns Center at the University of iowa Hospital.


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    Sun. Mar. 18 1984
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    Mabel L. Touro Mabel L. Touro, 92, formerly of Rural Route 3, and a lifelong resident of Marion area, died Sunday, Sept. 28, in the Crestview Acres Nursing home where she had resided since March of 1972. She was born the daughter of David and Emma Wilcox Benson on July 9, 1889 at Barnesville, Ohio.
    On Sept. 23, 1908 at Marion she was married to George R. Touro who died March 3, 1978. Mrs. Touro was a member of the First United Presbyterian church, Womens Progressive Club, and the Rural Book club.
    Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Roy (Eloise) Sorenson of Lincoln, Neb. and Mrs. William (Faye) Freitag of North Highlands, Calif. two sons, Reginald Touro of Cedar Rapids and Lyle Touro of Marion; eight grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; and two sisters, Alice Snell of Alburnett and Helen Keeler of Cedar Rapids. She was preceded in death by a son, Wayne, a brother, Paul Benson; and two sisters, Marie Stuart and Cora Touro.
    Services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1 at the Murdoch chapel in Marion, conducted by the Rev. Jay A. Miller. Interment was in Oak Shade Cemetery. Friends may if they wish, contribute to the First United Presbyterian church memorial fun
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