Linn County Obituaries



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    Francis L. Shay, 72, a resident of Central City for the past 28 years and formerly of Cedar Rapids and Waterloo, died Feb. 3, at his home in Central City. He was born the son of Frank and Pearl Boyse Shay on Jan. 9. 1910 at Tiffin. On Nov. 7, 1934, at Anamosa, he was married to jEunice Gress. Mr. Shay w was employed as a supervisor at Collins Radio until his retirement.
    Surviving are his wife; one son, Richard Shay of Cabor, Ark.; two daughters, JoAnne Shay of Merriam, Kan., and Mrs. Richard (Deborah) Saunders of Bellvue, Neb.; and four grandchildren.
    Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at the United Methodist church in Central City, conducted by the Rev. Rolland Towell. Interment was in Mt. Clark Cemetery. The Murdoch Funeral Home in Central City was in charge of the arrangements.


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    Arnold E. Verdow
    Arnold "Arnie" E. Verdow, 53, of 355 Ridge Dr., a resident of Marion since 1959, died at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1 at Mercy Hospital at Cedar Rapids, following a short illness. The son of Schyler and Mahala Wagner Verdow, he was born Sept. 28, 1928, at Muscatine. On Sept. 3, 1955, at Walker, he was married to Lois Butz.
    Mr Verdow served in the U. S. Navy during the Korean conflict; and was markering manager for the Telecommunications Division at Rockwell-Collins, where he had been employed for 27 years. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church; past president and member of the Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club; and a lifetime member of A.R.R.L.
    Surviving are his wife; and three sisters, Mrs. Elvin (Joan) Paetz of Muscatine, and Lee Una DeWitt of Davenport, and Ruth Stiles of Osceola.
    Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 4 at St. Joseph's Catholic church in Marion, conducted by the Rev. Keith Birch. Interment was in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Cedar Rapids, with military graveside services by the American Legion. A wake service was conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Murdoch chapel in Marion. Friends may contribute to Camp Courageous as a memorial.


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    info Mary A. Wood, 70, a resident of Heritage Acres Care Center, died Tuesday at St. Luke's Hospital following a long illness.
    She was born July 3, 1914 at Cedar Rapids and was a lifelong resident of the city. She was a member of jGrace Episcopal Church.
    Survivors include three sisters, Wilma Robinson, Evelyn Janish and Eileen Fleseler, all of Cedar Rapids, and five brothers, Charles and Joe Wood, both of Cedar Rapids, Robert Wood of Sarsota, Fla., William Wood of Houston, and David Wood of Frenton, Mich.
    Graveside service: 10 a.m. Friday at Linwood Cemetery by the Rev. Nicklas Mezacape of St. John's Episcopal Church. The body was cremated. Beatty-Beurle-Murdoch Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.


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    Oct 17 1967
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    Irene St. Germain Fatally Injured in Highway Crash A three-car accident just west of Cedar Rapids on highway 30, Monday at 6:44 p.m. claimed the life of a Cedar Rapids woman and injured three other women.
    Irene L. St. Germain, 46, of 1814 Mallory street SW, died at 10:35 p.m. at St. Luke's hospital where she had been taken for cuts, bruises, fractures and internal injuries
    Barbara Ann Johnson, 29, of Evansdale, was in fair condition at the hospital Tuesday morning. She suffered bruises and internal injuries. The other two were released after treatment at the hospital for cuts and bruises. They were Nelda R. Schauf, 20, of Williamsburg, and Peggy Jacobl, 20, of route one.
    Aurthorities said a car driven by Mrs. St. Germain was starting to cross the highway at West Post road when it was struck on the left side by a westbound car driven by Mrs. Johnson.
    The Johnson car then careened off the St. Germain car and struck, head-on, the car driven by Miss Schauf, officers reported, Miss Jacobl was a passenger in the Schauf car.
    Irene M. St. Germain was born in Cedar Rapids Jan. 24, 1921, and was a lifelong resident of the city. She was married to Ray St. Germain May 27, 1939, in Cedar Rapids.
    Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Donald Sipe and Wenda Kae, both of Cedar Rapids; a son, Michael Dean St. Germain, in the U.S. navy in the Pacific; two grandchildren, and four sisters, Mrs. William Leezer, Mrs. William D. Riley, Mrs. Stanley Kula and Mrs. Paul Knapp, all of Cedar Rapids.
    Services: Janeba-Kuba funeral home west at a time to be announced. Friends may call after 7 Wednesday. The casket will not be open at any time.


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    Aug 1984
    no other info David A. Olver, 18, of 1403 Fourth St. SW, son of James W. and Carol Bye Olver, died Wednesday at University Hospitaals in Iowa City following a long illness.
    A lifelong Cedar Rapids resident, he was born Nov. 14, 1965, and was a 1984 graduate of Jefferson High School. he was a Gazette carrier for five years and a member of Eden United Church of Christ, where he also was a member of the consistory and church choir and was active in Campus Life.
    Surviving in addition to his parents are a sister, Annette, at home; and grandparents, Clara and Earl Olver and Jean and Howard Bye, all of Cedar Rapids.
    Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Eden Church of Christ by Dr. Glenn D Hunt. Burial: Linwood Cemetery. Friends may call at Cedar Memorial Funeral Home after 1 p.m. today and at the church after 9 a.m. Saturday. A memorial fund has been established.


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    July 23 1986
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    Myric V. Shover, 73, of Monticello, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died of cancer Tuesday morning in Mercy Hospital.
    He was born July 16, 1913 at Monticello. He attended Iowa State Universidy, and married Corrine Lackman July 30, 1939, at Monticello. He was associated with his brother, John, in farming and family businesses, and managed the Shomont Ice Cream Co. for 20 years in Cedar Rapids, where he lived for 36 years. He was also president of Shomont Lunber Co. in Jones County and served as president of the Iowa Lumber Dealers Association. he was a member of Burns Lodge 173, Cedar Rapids Consistory and El Kahir Shrine.
    Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Thomas of Fresno, California; two daughters, Dr. Michele Shover of Chico, Calif., and Consuelo of Monticello; one brother, John of Monticello; and two grandchildren.
    Services:3 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church, Monticello, with burial in Oakland Cemetery. Friends may call after noon today at Gosttsch's, Monticello where a Masonic service will be held at 7:30 o.m. and from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday. Private visitation will be held at the family home Thursday evening and friends may call at the church Friday after 1 p.m.


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    Thur July 24 1986
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    Winifred M. Brown, 63, of 1518 Elmhurst Dr. NE, died Tuesday morning in Mercy Hospital after a short illness.
    She was born April 1, 1923, at Edinburg, Ind., and married Max Brown on April 10, 1946, at Cedar Rapids.
    Survivors include her husband; two sons, Gary and Alan, both of Cedar Rapids; two brothers, Earl Thompson of Denver, Colo., and Gene Thompson, of Birmingham, Ala.; a sister, Nellie Toller of Louisville, Ky.; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
    Servicess: 11 a.m. Friday, Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories, by the Rev. Leroy Bauman of Kenwood Park United Methodist Church. Burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at Cedar Memorial.


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    Aug 12 1968
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    Keith A. Snell Keith A. Snell, 39, a Cedar Rapids resident until moving to Hiawatha three years ago, died Sunday at University hospitals in Iowa City after a long illness.
    Born on June 30, 1929, at Bippus, Ind., he was married June 3, 1950, to Joan Starner at Warsaw, aInd. he was an eletronics technician at Collins Radio Co. and a member of Kenwood Park United Methodist church.
    Surviving are his wife, Joan; two daughters Carol and Rose; and two sons, Jay and Todd, all at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd H. Snell of Etna Green, Ind., and two brothers, Jack, of Ft. Wayne Ind., and Lew, of Etna Green, Ind.
    Memorial services: 3 p.m. Wednesday in Chapal of Memories by the Rev. Paul W. Sommerville of the Kenwood Park United Methodist church. Burial: Cedar Memorial Park cemetery. Friends may call at the Cedar Memorial funeral home after 10 a.m. Tuesday and at the chapel after 9 a.m. Wednesday. The casket will not be opened after the service.


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    William K. Machemer
    William K. Machemer, a former resident of Cedar Rapids and a resident of Denver, since 1963, died there Sunday.
    He was born Jan. 3, 1887, in Cedar Rapids.
    Surviving is a brother, Louis of Denver.
    The body will be brought to Turner chapel east. Funeral services will be announced later.
    Machemer, William K. Graveside in Mt. Calvary cemetery at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday by the Rev. A. L. Zacharby. Friends may call at Turner chapel east until 9 p.m. Tuesday.


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    Aug 13 1968
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    Mrs. Donald Smith
    Maxine Mae Smith, wife of Donald M. Smith, 1923 First avenue, SW, a lifetime Cedar Rapids resident and a former employee of the Collins Radio Co died Tuesday following a long illness.
    Born June 15, 1919, she was married Jan. 6. 1937, in Anamosa. In addition to her husband she is survived by a daughter, Joan Kane of Cedar Rapids; a son, Larry L Smith of Whiting, Ind., six grandchildren , and a brother Erdis Smith, Cedar Rapids.
    Memorial services: Turner chapel west at 1:30 p.m. Thursday by the Rev. Cedric J. Lodahl of Holy Redeemer Lutheran church. Burial: Cedar Memorial cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel.


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    Aug 14 1968
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    Mrs. Charles Trachta
    Tillie Trachta of 8 Thirty-third avenue SW, widow of Charles J. Trachta, died Tuesday after a long illness.
    Born Jan. 7, 1886, at Fairfax, she had resided in Cedar Rapids thw last 30 years.
    Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Paul Blessing of Cedar Rapids; five sons, Clarence, Lester, Donald and Elmer, all of Cedar Rapids, and Leonard of Marion; fourteen grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Frank Schultz of Cedar Rapids and Mrs. Mike Kutcher of Oxford.
    Services: Brosh chapel at 3 p.m. Friday by the Rev. A. T. Washington. Burial: Cedar Memorial cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel after 1 p.m. Thursday.


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    Oct 19 1967
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    John Drahovzal
    John Drahovzal, 81, formerly of 2427 Fruitland Boulevard SW, died Thursday morning after a long illness.
    Born in Libenice, Czechoslovakia, July 22, 1886, he came to the United States in 1911 and had lived in Cedar Rapids since 1927. He was a retired Collins employe and was a member of Hus Memorial Presbyterian church and Rad Karel IV No. 13 ZCBJ.
    Surviving are four sons, John B, Jerry P. and Ben G., all of Cedar Rapids and Rudolph of Tucson, Ariz.; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, a sister, Rose Simansky in Czechoslovakia, and two brothers Jerry Drahovzal of New York, and Milo Drahovzal of Cxechoslovakia.
    Services: Saturday at 2 p.m. Jeneba-Kuba funeral home west by the Rev. Lyle Graff. Burial: Czech. National cemetery. Friends may call at the Janeba-Kuba funeral home west Friday.


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    Oct 19 1967
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    Mrs. Grant Garrey
    Catherine Clare Garrey, 74, 1101 J avenue NW, died Thursday after a short illness.
    Born May 17, 1893, at Holbrook, she had lived in Cedar Rapids 43 years. She was married to Grant Garrey. She was a member of St. Patrick's church, Daughters of Isabella and the Shamrock club.
    Surviving are three sisters Mrs. Arnold Tholen, Minneapolis; Mrs. Felix Elschen, Sleepy Eye, Minn., and Rita Minion, Grand Junction, Colo., and a brother, Robert Kelly, Waterloo.
    Services: Pending at the Teahen funeral home.


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    Aug 10 1968
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    Services Monday for Edwin C. Halstead
    Edwin C. Halstead, a retired farmer and former Marion residen, died Thursday morning at Bemidji, Minn, where he had resided for six years. He was born Aug. 21, 1875, at Coggon. On March 7. 1901, he was married to Myrtle Arnold at Central City. Mrs. Halstead died Jan. 23, 1951, at Marion. he was a member of the Marion Christian Church.
    He is survivied by two sons, Harold at Marion and Dale of Bemidji, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
    Services: Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Murdoch chapel conducted by Mr. Halstead's grandson, the Rev. Terry Halstead of the Iowa Falls Christian church. Burial will be in Cedar Memorial cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel after 7 p.m. Saturday.


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    Aug 11 1968
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    Former Resident Dies--Winona Gallagher, 49, a Cedar Rapids resident for 40 years, died Saturday in Downey, Calif. The wife of Donald Gallagher, she was the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Harry Miller, 2211/2 Fourteenth avenue SE.


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    Aug 11 1968
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    Youth Dies as Car Flips, Pins Him
    Cedar Rapids, Ia--Ronald Gregory Kilpatrick, 18, of Cedar Rapids, was killed early Saturday when his convertible went off the river road south of here and overturned.
    Kilpatrick was pinned under his car, which had the top down, authorities said. Four other young people riding with him escaped serious injury.
    Kilpatrick, Donald Gregory--Requiem high mass, Tuesday 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic church by the Very Rev. J. Robert McDonald. Burial: Mt. Calvary cemetery. Rosary by Father McDonald and St. Martha and Michael circle 8 p.m. Monday at the Teahen chapel where friends may call.


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    Oct 17 1967
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    Howard Titus Rites Thursday
    Howard M. Titus, 85, of 555 Third avenue, died Monday following a brief illness.
    He was born Oct 22, 1881, at Aurora. he moved to Kenwood from Prairieburg as head of the public schools in 1910 and moved to Marion in 1911, while serving the Kenwood schools. Mr. Titus was married to Myrtle Mary Strane at Hopkinton on Aug 7, 1912. He became a rural mail carrier in 1920 and retired in 1944.
    Mr. Titus was a member of the First Methodist church, the National Rural Letter Carriers' Assn. and the Senior Men's Christian Assn. of the Cedar Rapids YMCA.
    Survivors are his wife; a son; Robert Titus of Columbus, Ohio; two daughter, LaVerna M. Titus of South Pasadena, Calif., and Mrs. Aaron Miller of LaJolia, Calif.; five grandchildren; and a sister, Mildred A. Titus of Marion. A son, Lt. John Titus, of the U.S. army air corps, was lost in the South Pacific during World war II.j
    Services: Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the First Mathodist church by the Rev. Lloyd C. Kellams, assisted by the Rev. W. Greer McCrory. Burial: Oak Shade. Friends may call at the Murdoch funeral home Wednesday after 11 a.m. until Thursday at 10 a.m. and at the church after 11. The casket will not be opened after the service.


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    Oct 19 1967
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    Rites Saturday for Mrs. Albert Taylor
    Mrs. Albert Taylor, 81, died Wednesday at the S. Calvin Moore home in Lisbon. She lived in Marion most of her life.
    She was born Jan. 5, 1886, at Tama and moved to Marion when she was 7 years old. She was married to Albert M. Taylor on Oct. 17, 1911. He died Aug. 31, 1958. Mrs. Taylor was a member of the First Methodist churchand a 50-year member of Grove City Rebekah lodge No 35.
    She had no immediate survivors.
    Services: Saturday at 2 p.m. at Baxter Memorial chapel by the Rev. Charles Moore. Burial: Oak Shade. Friends may call at the chapel Friday after 10 a.m. the casket will not be opened after the service.


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    Sat. April 7 1984
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    Helen M. Mumma, 69, of 1540 Spy Glass Hill NE died Friday at Mercy Hospital following a long illness.
    Born May 10, 1914, at Ottumwa, she married Jesse O. Mumma in 1935 at West Burlington, Iowa. A Cedar Rapids resident for 60 years she was a test repair operator at Rockwell-Collins for 25 years until retiring in 1975, and was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church.
    Surviving in addition to her husband are a son Robert A. of Marion; a daughter, Patricia Little of Kansas City, Mo.; and seven grandchildren.
    Services: 11 a.m. Monday at St Pius X Catholic Church by the Rev. Joseph O'Brien. Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery. Rosary: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Stewart Funeral Home, where friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday.


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    April 1984
    no other info Hypatia "Pat" Winchell Dornfeld, 54, of Glen Ellyn, Ill. formerly of Cedar Rapids, died March 31 of Pneumonia after being ill for several years with a brain disease.
    She was born in Cedar Rapids Nov. 14, 1929. A resident of Glen Ellyn since 1967, she was an assistant cashier of DuPage Bank and Trust Co.
    Surviving are her husband, Paul; two sons, James, of Clive, Iowa, and John of Iowa City; a daughter, Anne of Glen Ellyn, Ill.; her mother, Blanche Winchell, Chicago; a brother, Walter Winchell, Chicago; and on grandson.
    Sevices were Tuesday at Glen Ellyn with burial at Elmhurst, Ill. Memorial contributions may be sent to Southminster Presbyterian Church, 25500 S. Park Blvd., Glen Ellyn, Ill.


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    Sat April 7 1984
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    George H. Mack, 80, a resident of Northbrook Manor in Cedar Rapids, formerly of Anamosa, died Friday at the care center following a long illness.
    Born July 2, 1903, at Central City, he married Ella Mae Kee on June 2. 1920. He lived in Anamosa for 20 years and was a bottled gas salesman and operated M & J Service in Monticello until retireing in 1960, He was a member of the Eagles Club in Cedar Rapids.
    Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, William L. of Cedar Rapids; a daughter, Dorothy Casponguay of Council Bluffs; eight grandchiuldren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Grace Smith of Cedar Rapids.
    Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Murdoch Chapel, Marion, by the Rev. David Young of Hope Lutheran Church. Burial: Jordans Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel after 3 p.m. Sunday. A memorial fund has been established.


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    Sat April 7 1984
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    Herman F. Ohmann, 97, a Cedar Rapids resident for 69 years before moving to Oaknoll Retirement home in Iowa City, died Wednesday at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City following a long illness.
    Born Aug. 30, 1886, at Sumner, he married Lola Ona Hess on Nov. 7, 1953, at Cedar Rapids. his first wife, Rose Mae, died in 1952. He was employed by National Oats for 42 years prior to retirement in 1959 and was a member of Crescent Lodge.
    Surviving in addition to his wife is a daughter, Fr. Virginia Geesaman of Minot, N.D.
    Services: 2 p.m. Monday at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories by Dr. Jack Zervas of First Presbyterian Church, Iowa City. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Oaknoll Retirement Home, 701 Oaknoll Drive, Iowa City. Entombment: Cedar Memorial Mausoleum. There will be no visitation. The casket will be closed prior to services. Arrangements by Cedar Memorial Funeral Home.


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    Sat April 7 1984
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    Ruth Rundberg Justice, 49, of Santa Rosa Calif., formerly of Cedar Rapids, died of cancer Tuesday in a San Rafael, Calif., hospital. She was born Aug. 26, 1934, at Des Moines and was married to Robert L. Justice II in 1959 at Fort Riley, Kan. They resided in Cedar Rapids in the late 1950s. She was a graduate of the University of Iowa and was an occupational therapist at University Hospitals, Iowa City, and at St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids.
    She headed occupational therapy departments in Marin County, Calif., and later worked in real estate.
    Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Jeanine and Dawn, at home; and a sister, Beth Rundberg of Los Angeles.
    The body was cremated and memorial services were conducted Friday at Santa Rosa, Calif. A memoriial fund has been established; contributions may be sent to 1008 Charming Cross Lane, Santa Rosa, Calif., 95401.


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    Sat April 7 1984
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    Jasper LeRoy "Roy" Heady, 80, of Mount Vernon, died Thursday in Mercy Hospital following a lingering illness.
    Born Nov. 1, 1903, at Philadelphia, Ill., he moved to Mount Vernon in 1921. He married Myrtle Burge on June 30, 1931, in Geneseo, Ill. She died in 1970. Mr. Heady worked for the Linn County Road Maintenance Department for 40 years, retiring in 1969. He was a member of IOOF Lodge 643 of Cedar Rapids.
    There are no immediate survivors.
    Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Morgan Funeral Home in Mount Vernon by the Rev. Gary Burnett of First Presbyterian Church of Mount Vernon. Burial: Mount Vernon Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until service time Monday . In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.


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    Thurs May 12-1994
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    ] Olga I Buresh, 81, of Heritage Acres Care Center, died there Wednesday, May 11, 1994, after a long illness. Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Teahen Funeral Home, by the Rev. Clinton Jeffers. Burial: Czech National Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral Home.
    Survivors include two sisters, Georgia Dusil of Fairfax and Elsie Buresh of Cedar Rapids. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Frances Novy Buresh. Born Aug. 29, 1912, Solon, she retired in 1975 from Quaker Oats, where she had worked for 32 years.


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    Thurs May 12 1994
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    Dorothea A Debner, 67, of 205 40th St. Dr. SE, died Monday, May 9. 1994, in St. Luke's Hospital after a sudden illness. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Friday, Garden of Memories, Waterloo. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are with Murdoch Funeral Home, Marion.
    Survivors include a son, Joe Scratch of Marion; a daughter, Joan Hayes of Lindale, Texas; and a brother, Herman Debner of Dysart. Also surviving are three gradchildren.


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    Fri May 13 1994
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    Betty L. LeFebure Peddycoart, 71, a resident of East Towne Manor, Independence, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Thursday, May 12, 1994, in Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids, after a shor illness. Memorial services: 1 p.m. Saturday, Murdoch Linwood Funeral Home, by the Rev. Roland Dolmeyer. Graveside services will be at a later date in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Brea, Calif.
    Survivors include two daughters, Jean Furness of Rowley and Lori Torees of Whittier, Calif.; and two sons, Dan of Cedar Rapids and James of Whittier, Calif.
    Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son Lee, her husband and her parents.
    Born Nov. 6, 1922, in Cedar Rapids to Leon and Mae Lefebure, she married Jack Peddycoart in 1940 in Independence. he died in September 1971. She was loved and will be missed by her family and friends.


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    Fri May 13 1994
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    Leola A. Ingles, 83, of 3716 Second Ave. SW, died Wednesday, May 11, 1994, in Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, after a sudden illnesss.
    Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Turner Chapel West, where friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Saturday. Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Earlville. The Rev. Glenn Bender of First Congregational Church will officiate.
    Survivors include two sons Wilbur Young of Cedar Rapids and La Verne Ingles of Woodward: a sister, Lois Dietrich of Detroit, Mich.; two brothers, Lynn Hunt of Earlville and Merle Hunt of Dubuque. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
    Leola was preceded in death by a son, Melvin Young; a sister, Grace Mitchell, and two brothers, Floyd and Cecil Hunt.
    Leola was born May 14, 1910, in Earlville. She worked for St. Luke's in housekeeeping and as a nurse's aid at Mercy Hospital. She was a member of First Congregational Church and the church's Plymouth Circle. Leola enjoyed sewing and was a seamstress for many years.
    A memorial fund has been established for First Congregational Church.


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    Sat Sept. 26 1998
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    Mildred G. Reed, 88, of Living Center West, died there Friday, Sept. 25, 1998, following a long illness. Memorial services: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories, by the Rev. Nick Longworth, Inurnment: Cedar Memorial Mausoleum Columbarium. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Cedar Memorial Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids.
    Survivors include her husband, Gerald, a resident of Living Center West; two daughters, Karen Alt and husband Sandy of Cedar Rapids, and Joyce Jared and husband Robert of Robins; a son, Donald and wife Lydia of Marion; a brother, Virgil McArthur of Central city; a sister, Jean Rabik, of Center Point; seven grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by two daughters, Shirley and Sharon; a grandson, Rick; a great-grandson, Michael, and several sisters and brothers.
    Mildred was born Sept. 20, 1910, in Palo, the daughter of James and Cassie Hepker McArthur. She married Gerald W. Reed on June 18, 1932, in Davenport. Mildred was a homemaker, and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Marion and the Ladies Aid Circle at the Robins United
    Instead of flowers, memorial donation may be given to the Parkinson's Foundation.


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    Sat Sept. 26 1998
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    Sandra Kaye Stotler, 47, of 64 Summer Circle NE, died Friday, Sept, 25, 1998, in Mercy Medical Center due to complications from kidney dialysis.
    Services: 10 a.m. Monday, Papich-Kuba Funeral Home East, Cedar Rapids, by the Rev. William Harnish. Burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
    Survivors include her mother, Dorothy Jones and husband Robert of Cedar Rapids; three sisters, Kris Campell and husband Creighton of Marion, Karen Clark and husband Bruce of Oshkosh, Wis., and Elaine Keister and husband Will of Waterloo; two brothers, Jeff Stotler of Cedar Rapids and Wade Chevalier and wife Shauna of Marion; her grandmother, Grace Stoddard of Cedar Rapids; nieces and nephews, Alysia, Kendra, Lisa Carol Ann, Sheena, Sarah, Brex, Trent, Drew, Zach and Dakota, and her father, Russell Stotler of Cedar Rapids.
    Sandra was born Sept. 7, 1951, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Russell and Dorothy Patrilla Stotler and was a lifelong resident. She attended Kirkwood Community College for clerical training. Sandra's delight was in crocheting Angels and other craft work
    A memorial fund has been established.


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    Sun Sept. 28 1998
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    John W. "Jack" Bell, 78, of 2850 Foxbourne Dr. SE, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998, in St. Luke's Hospital after a brief illness.
    Memorial services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Westminster Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. Herbert Isenberg. There will be private graveside services with military rites.
    Cedar Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Survivors include his wife of 52 years. Helen P. "Skippy" Bell; a daughter, Dana and Dr. John McManus of Tucson, Ariz.; two sons, Jim of Iowa City and John of Marioon; and grandchildren, Heather McManus of Atlanta, Ga., and Luke McManus of Tucson, Ariz.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Eleanor and James W. Bell.
    Jack graduated from Franklin High School, then attended Iowa State University before entering the Army Air Force, serving from 1943 to 1945. He was a flight lieutenant and flew fighter aircraft before being transferred into the B-29 program. Following the war, he returned to Iowa State University where he met his wife, Skippy. He entered the business his father had begun in 1923, that of selling construction and road building equipment throughout the state of Iowa. In 1969, he became President of James W. Bell Co. Inc. and in 1988, he semi-retired, retaining the title of chairman of the board.
    Jack served as an elder of Westminster Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the Cedar Rapids Country Club, and was a past president of the National Rivers Hall of Fame. Jack was an avid tennis player all of his life, and in his early years was a nationally ranked table tennis palyer. He spent many leisurely hours boating and sailing. He had traveled the entire Mississippi River, and sailed across the Atlantic Ocean.
    A lover of all animals, Jack will be especially missed by his Labrador Amy.
    The family requests that instead of flowers, memorials be made to the Cedar Valley Humane Society.


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Tues April 3 2001
    no other info
    LuVerne B. Zundel, 80, of 1125 A Ave. died Sunday, April 1,2001, in Willow Gardens Care Center following a lengthy illness. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Marion, by the Rev. Thomas Hedtke and Vicar Michael Erickson. Burial: Oak Shade Cemetery, Marion. Friends may call at Murdoch Funeral Home, Marion, today from 4 to 7 p.m.
    Surviving are his wife, Leona; two sons, Marvin of Stone Mountain, Ga., and LuWayne of Marion; three daughters, Bonnie Turnage of LeCompte, La., LuAnn Anderson of Lee's Summit, Mo., and Laurie Toll of Cedar Rapids; two sisters, Shirley Payne and Viola Rowe, both of Rapid City, S..D.; and a brother, Harold Zundel of Myrtle Creek, Ore.
    Also surviving are 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a very special great-niece Rachel Mae Ness.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter and a sister, Betty Jane.
    Born the son of Bruce and Anna Boedeker Zundel on Jan. 2, 1921, in Plankington, S.D., he was united in marriage there to Leona Moldrem on Aug. 29, 1955. LuVerne was an electrician and worked for IBEW Local 405, retiring in 1986. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and IBEW Local 405. LuVerne enjoyed dancing, hunting, fishing and camping.
    A memorial fund has been established in LuVerne's memory.


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Tues April 3 2001
    Fairfax
    no other info
    Frank Anton Dvorak, 75, died Monday morning, April 2, 2001, in Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids, following an extended illness. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids, by the Rev. Karl Glovik. Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, with military rites.
    Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids, where a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.
    Survivors include his wife, Bertena; his children, Joanne Dvorak of Newhall, Richard Dvorak and wife Kathleen of Swisher, David Dvorak and wife Connie of Swisher, Janice Ehrmann and husband Michael of Amana and Laurie Gustafson and husband Kurt of Cedar Rapids; 15 grandchildren, Jamey Schropp and wife Karen Jodi Taylor and husband Dan, Jennifer Light and husband Dan, Shauna Dvorak and husband Chuck, Pertzch, Megan Dvorak, Ryan, Joe and Emily Martin, Shannon Ehrmann and wife Amy, Shelly Ehrmann, Karey Bohr, Arron Smith and Tyler, Sara and Nicole Gustafson; five great-grandchildren; a sister Mary Stien and husband Richard of Newhall; his aunt, Ruth Berry; and a sister-in-law, Peggy Jo Sevey.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, six sisters and a brother. Born Aug. 26, 1925, in Luzerne, Iowa, to Frank and Frances Straka Dvorak he married Bertena Elizabeth Stark on April 19, 1947. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. For 41 years, he worked for the Cedar Rapids Gazette, room head machinist. He was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church and Gazette Retirees. Frank enjoyed spending time at their cabin, hunting and fishing with his family and friends.
    A memorial fund has been established.
    Military rites provided by Swisher American Legion Post 671.


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Wed April 4 2001
    no other info
    R. Geraldin Monaghan Passino,78, formerly of Parnell and Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, in Tonawanda, N.Y., following a long illness. Services were March 31, at St. Amelia's Catholic Church, Tonawanda, Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Tonawanda.
    Survivors include her husband, Andrew; three daughtrers, Janet Ditch of City of Tonawanda, N.Y., Linda Parkhurst of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Diana Zablotay of Syracuse, N.Y.; a son, Philip of Town of Tonawanda, N.Y.; two sisters, Madaline Murphy of Fairfax and Mary Regina Lorenzen of Cedar Rapids; and two brothers, J. Francis Monaghan of North Hollywood, Calif., and Charles Monaghan of Cedar Rapids.
    Also surviving are sons-in-law, Tom Ditch, Martin Parkhurst and Michael Zablotny; brother-in-law, Earl Lorenzen; sister-in-law, Margaret Monaghan; nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Anna Doyle Monaghan and Bernard Monaghan; and two brothers, Leo and Leonard.
    Born Feb. 2, 1923, she married Andrew Passino of Tonawanda in January 1948. She graduated from Mercy School of Nursing in Cedar Rapids and was employed at Mercy until her marriage. After moving to New York, she was employed at Roswell Cancer Institute as a private duty nurse. She was a member of several organizations and was a past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of Brighton Fire Co. She also had been president of the Erie County Town Association of Ladies Auxiliaries. She was a member of St. Amelia's Church.
    Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Assoication or to the charity of choice.


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Thurs Sept 27 1979
    no other info
    Mrs. Elaine Hamilton, 73, of 1517 Second Ave SE, a 21-year resident of Cedar Rapids and formerly of Monticello, died Wednesday at a local hospital following a sudden illness.
    Born Nov. 7, 1905, a Cadott, Wis. she was married to George Hamilton in 1947. He died in 1959. She was employed by the Children's Home in Cedar Rapids for 10 years. Mrs. Hamilton was a member of Royal Neighbor Lodge in Monticello
    Surviving are one son, Dr. Donald Peterson of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Jahways of Cedar Rapids and Mrs. Edith Brooks of Prescott, Ariz.; three brothers, Edwin Bates of Des Moines, Everett Bates of Butternut, Wis., and Emery Bates od Fresno, Calif.; and four grandchildren.
    Serrvices: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Leiser Funeral Home, Cadott, Wis., by the Rev. Clarence Cheever of the United Methodist Church. Burial: Cadott Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Friday. Friends may, if they wish, donate to Camp Courageous, Monticello. Local arrangements by Cedar Memorial Funeral Home.


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Sat. Sept 29 1979
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    Stanley Edward Lubbock, 84, of 2630 Meadowbrook Drive SE, died early Friday in a local hospital following a brief illness.
    Mr. Lubbock was born May 24, 1895, in Cedar Rapids and was a lifelong resident. he married Charlotte Myers Oct. 10 1923, and farmed until his retirement in 1961.
    He was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ; a charter member of Pekomy Post 572 of the American Legion of Fairfax; a 50-year member of the Fairfax Fidelitas Lodge 364 A.F. and A.M., as well as past master of the same lodge in 1927 and 1945. He was a life member of the Iowa Consistory; a member of the El Kahir Shrine and the Goodfellows.
    Mr. Lubbock was a past patron and life member of Fairest Chapter O.E. S. of Fairfax. he attended Coe College and Cedar Rapids Business College and was a veteran of World War I.
    Surviving in addition to his wife is a daughter, Jane Gertrude Hughes, of Port Angeles, Wash., and two grandchildren.
    Services: 3 p.m. Monday at Turner Chapel East by Dr. Glenn N. Bender of First Congregational Church. Burial: Linwood Cemetery. Masonic services willl be given by Fidelitas Lodge 364 A.F. and A.M. All Master Masons are asked to meet at the chapel by 2:45 p.m. Monday. Military graveside services will be given by Pekomy Post 572 of the Fairfax American Legion.
    Friends may call at Turner Chapel East from noon Sunday until 2:45 p.m. Monday. The casket will not be open following the service.


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Thurs Sept 27 1979
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    One man dies in Linn crash
    Oliver A. Nead, 61, of Perry was killed this morning when the car in which he was a passenger over turned while rounding a curve on a Linn County gravel road.
    Linn sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the accident scene, 2 miles east of Highway 13 on County Road E-28, at 2:49 a.m. today.
    A car driven by Larry Borst, 28, of Rippey failed to make a curve and went into a ditch, landing on its side. Nead was pinned in the vehicle, according to sheriff's reports. Hospital reports released by the sheriff's office indicated that Nead was dead on arrival at Mercy Hospital
    Another passenger in the car, Thomas Borst, 20, of 2235 First Ave., Marion was admitted to the intensive car unit of Mercy Hospital. He was listed in fair condition this morning.
    Larry Borst, who was apparently uninjured was charged with failure to have control of his vehicle.


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Sat Sept 29 1979
    no other info
    Mariam Marie Wilson, 58, of 424 Carter St. NW, a lifetime resident of Cedar Rapids, died Friday at a local hospital following a long illness.
    Born July 18, 1921, in Cedar Rapids, she was married to Paul Harvey Wilson. he preceded her in death in 1958.
    Survivors include a son, Paul M. Wilson of Cedar Rapids; four daughters, Mrs. Diana Svoboda, Mrs. Janice Miller, Mrs. Patricia Gardner and Mrs. Terri Stafford, all of Cedar Rapids; her mother, Mrs. Mabel Crooks of Cedar Rapids; a brother, Donald Sheronick of Commerce City, Colo.; a sister, Emma Jean Solbrig of Alhambra, Calif.; and eight grandchildren.
    Services: 1 p.m. Monday at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories. Burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Sunday. Friends may donate to the American Cancer Society.


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Fri Sept 11 1998
    no other info
    Lisbon
    Mary Frances "Francie" Vittetoe Baltes, 50, died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998, in Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids, following a motor vehicle accident.
    Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, St. John The Baptist Catholic Church, Mount Vernon. Burial: St. John The Baptist Catholic Cemetery, Lisbon. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the church where a wake service begins at 7 p.m. Arrangements by Morgan Funeral and Cremation Service, Mount Vernon.
    Survivors include her husband, Larry; a daughter, Mary Teresa, and a son, Tony, both of Lisbon; and four brothers, Dan and Randy Vittetoe, both of Cedar Rapids, and Larry and Steve Vittetoe, both of Lisbon.
    She was preceded in death by her parents.
    She was born April 24, 1948, in rural Lisbon, the daughter of Charles and Mary Vittetoe. She graduated from Lisbon High School in 1966 and married Larry Baltes on April 28,1973, in Mount Vernon. She was a member of St. John The Baptist Catholic Church, Mount Vernon.
    Francie's working career included many jobs in this area, including FMC, Lisbon City Hall, Lisbon Schools, Mount Vernon Sun newspaper and HRG Sales, In addition to love and devotion to her family, she loved cooking and serving others. In recent years she establshed a catering business "In Good Taste," which enabled her to pursue the tasks that provided her greatest happiness.
    She loved to prepare unique meals. Her family and friends loved her cooking and she was just beginning to richly enjoy these pleasures.


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Sat Sept 12 1998
    no other info
    Heaven Mae Arnold, daughter of Deanne Pisney and J.D. Arnold of North Liberty was stillborn Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998, in Mercy Medical Center.
    Services: 2 p.m. Monday, Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home, by the Rev. Julia Poulsen. Burial: Linwood Cemetery.
    Survivors include her parents.
    Also surviving are maternal grandmother, Leeann Carlisle of Cedar Rapids; paternal grandparents, Nadine Arnold of Iowa City and Jerry Arnold of Iowa City; maternal great-grandfather, Jerry Pisney of Ely, two aunts and an uncle.
    A memorial fund has been established.


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Sat Sept 12 1998
    no other info
    David M. Butler, 50, of 921 36th St. NE, died Thursday, Sept, 10, 1998, in St. Luke's Hospital following a long illness. Services: 2 p.m. Monday, Cedar Valley Bible Church, by the Rev. Tom Fogle and the Rev Kermit Jelmeland. Burial: Linwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home.
    Survivors include his mother Doris Butler of Cedar Rapids; and two sisters, Lyn Ane Goodman and husband Roger of Lees Summit, Mo. and Lisa M. Butler of Cedar Rapids.
    He was preceded in death by his father.
    David was born Jan. 7, 1948, in Cedar Rapids, the son of Leonard M. and Doris J. Dunn Butler. he was a graduate of Washington High School and Kirkwood Community College. He was a member of Cedar Valley Bible Church.
    Because of David's failth in Jesus Christ, he lived his life of suffering in Christ's strength and woke up Monday in Christ's splendor.
    Memorials may be made to St. Luke's Hospital, P.O. Box 3026, Cedar Rapids, Ia 52406.


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Sat. Sept 12 1998
    no other info
    Margaret Agnes Purviance, 84, of Sun City, Ariz. formerly of Cedar Rapids, died of heart failure, Thursday, Sept. 10 1998, in Sun Health Hospice, Peoria, Ariz. Sunland Morturary and Cremation Center, Sun City, Ariz. is in charge of arrangements.
    Survivors include a daughter, Penny Mineck of Glendale, Ariz. and a son, Jim of Janesville, Wis.
    Also surviving are 14 nieces and nephews.
    Margaret was a teacher for the Cedar Rapids school system. She was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church, Sun City, Ariz. the National Education Assoication, and Pi Phi Sorority.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Sun Health Hospice, 12740 N. Plaza Del Rio Blvd. Peoria, AZ 85371 or Baptist Village (Thunderbird Campus), 13617 N. 55th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85304.


  • Contributed by, Bob Oliver
    Died Oct. 3, 1907
    OBITUARY
    Death of Fred Hoffman
    Pioneer Business Man Dies Early Wednesday Morning
    Funeral at 10 o'clock this morning from Home
    Walker and vicinity suffered an immeasurable lass in the death of Mr. Frederick Hoffman early Wednesday morning. Mr. Hoffman had been ill but a few days, and his death came as a painful surprise to the community.
    One of the founders of the town and one of the very first men to engage in business with in its limits, Mr. Hoffman was always one of it's most faithful and energetic business men and contributed in a large degree to the growth of the town and the importance that it assumed as a market and business point. Coming here even before the railroad had reached the town site in 1873, he engaged in the grain, lumber and stock business with C. G. Gitchell, and from that time almost until the day of his death he devoted himself with an unremitting constancy to the cares of an ever growing business.
    Some years later he disposed of his lumber yard interests and confined himself to the handling of the live stock and grain interests, a part of the time in partnership with other and for many years alone. Later, when the business had grown to such proportions as to negotiate a change, he disposed of the live stock branch and devoted his entire engergies to the grain business. A few years ago he erected a large elevator, said to be one of the best equipped on the line of the B. C. R. & N.
    Mr. Hoffman accumulated considerable wealth, and besides his elevator and a beautiful home in Walker he had exhaustive holdings in the way of improved farm properties.
    Mr. Hoffman was generous to a fault and the friend of every man in need. Many of the farmers and others in this vicinity who are today in comfortable, if not well-to-do circumstances, owe their start and success in life to the early assistance he had rendered them. He was unpretentious, unassuming, and the embodiment of a never failing integrity. His death is a blow not only to the sorrow stricken family but to the entire community, and all join in extending to the grieved family their sincere sympathy.
    Mr. Hoffman was born in Bavaria, Germany, Nov. 27, 1833. He came to America in 1851, settling in New York, where he was married Aug. 7, 1857 to Miss Sylvia Bumgartner. Coming west in 1860, he settle at Marion, Iowa, where for two years he worked at his trade, shoemaking. In 1862 he came to this vicinity, locating on a farm a few miles south of the present site of Walker. In 1870 he purchased the farm west of town where he resided for so many years. He moved to Walker in 1892, having built a handsome home in the southwest part of town. Mr. Hoffman was the father of ten children, six daughters and four sons, all of whom survive him. They are, Mrs. Mary Dickson, Walker; Frank Hoffman, Cushing; Mrs. Jane Crossland, Arko, Oregon; Mrs. Alice Spaight, James Hoffman, Walker; Mrs. Susan Archibald, Evans, Colorado; Robert, Fred, Maude and Ada of Walker. The mother died January 7, 1901. A brother Adolph Hoffman of Holstein, Iowa, also survives and was present during the last hours.
    Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock this morning from the home being conducted by Rob Morris lodge, A.F.&A.M. of which Mr. Hoffman was a faithful and highly esteemed member. The sermon will be by Rev. J. C. Cooley, of the Presbyterian Church.


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Cedar Rapids Gazette
    April 26 2003
    Edna Fae Cline Burnett, 63, of Lonbard, Ill., formerly of Cedar Rapids, died of cancer Friday, April 18, 2003, in a hospital in Villa Park, Ill. Services were held in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., on April 22. The body was cremated.
    Survivors include her husband, Ron; a son, Robert Burnett of Lonbard; a sister, Vera Herman of Swisher; and a brother; Jim Cline of Swisher. Also surviving are a grandson, Joshua; a daughter-in-law, Rebecca Burnett; her mother-in-law, Stephanie Burnett of Lonbard; sisters-in-law Marcy Cline of Swisher, Romona Cline of Oklahoma and Christine Herbert of Illinois; and brothers-in-law Emil Herman of Swisher; Frank Burnett Jr. of Wisconsin and Charlie Cudd of Louisiana.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Joe Cline; a sister, Donna Cudd; and her father-in-law, Frank Burnett.
    Edna was born in California on July 26, 1939, the daughter of Kinzie and Ethel Cline. She lived in Oklahoma and then moved to Cedar Rapids, where she graduated from Wilson High School in 1957. She worked for United Airlines in Chicago and met her husband there. She married Ronald S. Burnett on April 23, 1960. Edna retired from Jewel Food Store in Lonbard after 27 years.


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Cedar Rapids Gazette
    April 26, 2003
    Lowell S. Byse: Services, 1 p.m. today, Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories, by Dr. Robert Bouton. Burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call after noon today at the chapel. A memorial fund has been established.


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Cedar Rapids Gazette
    April 26, 2003
    Bruce E. Thomassen, 68, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday April 22, 2003. Memorial services: noon Monday, St. Augustine National Cemetery, St. Augustine, Fla., with military honors. Arrangements by Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
    He retired from the U.S. Marine Corps and served in both Korea and Vietnam. He was a member of the Marine Corps Drill INstuctors Association and the Masonic Lodge of Manchester.
    Survivors include his wife, Kay; three children, Todd Thomassen, Lisa (Bill) Reynolds and Jay (Patricia) Thomassen; a sister, Yvonne Lawrence and a grandson, Michael Thomassen.


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Cedar Rapids Gazette
    April 26, 2003
    William Forrest Hupp, 69, of 5511 Sharon Lane, NW, died Thursday, April 24, 2003, in his home following a lengthy illness. Mass of Christian burial: 10:30 a.m. Monday, St. Jude's Catholic Church, by the Rev. Thomas Rastrelli. Burial: St. John's Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Brosh Chapel, with a rosary service at 5 p.m. and a vigil service at 7 p.m.
    Survivors include his wife, Eileen; four sons, Kenneth Michael and wife Jeannie Hupp of Peroria. Ill., Thomas William Hupp of Cedar Rapids, Christopher John and wife Leah Hupp of Plymouth, Minn. and Dean Edward and wife Lisa Hupp of Lisbon; 10 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and a brother, Robert T. and wife Casey Hupp of Cedar Rapids.
    William was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, David J. Hupp. William Forrest Hupp was born June 20, 1933, in Cedar Rapids, the son of Julian G. and Beatrice "Bee" (Taylor) Hupp. He graduated from St. Patric's High School in Cedar RApids on June 1, 1952. He married Eileen Frances Kadera on June 15, 1957, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids.
    Prior to his retirement he worked with his brothers in the family business of Hupp Electric Motors in Cedar Rapids, retiring in 1998. He was a member of St. Jude's Catholic Church, where he was a eucharistic minister, and was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.
    A memorial fund has been established in his name.


  • Contributed by, KulaLacat@aol.com
    Cedar Rapids Gazette
    April 26, 2003
    Marion
    Dorothy M. Mundschenk, 78, of 805 Third Ave., formerly of Rowley, died peacefully, Friday, April 25, 2003. Services: 10 a.m. Monday, Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories, Cedar Rapids, by the Rev. Fritz Mellberg of Hope United Church of Christ, Hiawatha. Burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Cedar Memorial Funeral Home and after 9:30 a.m. Monday at the chapel.
    Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Lenard; five daughters, Joanne Wilson of Marion, Linda Fisher and husband Dave of Hiawatha, Diane Kantz and husband Andrew of Arlington, Va., Liza Nern and husband Dave of Highlands Ranch, Colo., and Penny Whiting of Cedar Rapids; two sons, Bruce Mundschenk of Manchester and Michael Mundschenk and wife Carol of East Dubuque. Ill.; eight granddaughters; six grandsons; seven great-grenddaughters; and five great-grandsons.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Kenneth Scott and wife Ruth; and a great-granddaughter, Paige Ishman.
    Dorothy was born Dec. 21, 1924, in Maquoketa, to Andrew and Clara Lauritson Scott. She married Lenard Mundschenk on Dec. 6, 1946, in Cedar Rapids.
    She was a member of the Rowley Methodist Church.
    Instead of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Missons for Forgotten People and sent to Lenard's address, 805 Third Ave. Marion, Ia. 52302.
    Copyright (c) 2003 by Sandra Sanchez


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