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August 20th

Virgil Burmeister

Virgil Keith Burmeister, 85, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at Sunnycrest Nursing Home in Dysart after a short illness. Funeral services were held Aug. 13 at the Elberon United Methodist Church. Burial was in Dysart Cemetery.
Keith was born Jan. 16, 1927, in rural Elberon, the son of Henry and Minnie (Selk) Burmeister. He married Betty Fullmer on Jan. 27, 1951, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Keith farmed for 42 years until his retirement in 1996.

Donald Langlas

Donald C. Langlas, 91, of Williamsburg, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at the English Valley Care Center, North English. A Memorial Service was held Aug. 17 at First Presbyterian Church, Williamsburg, with the Rev. Kip Murphy officiating. A private family inurnment with military honors followed the service.
Memorials may be contributed to the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Foundation, the Williamsburg Library or First Presbyterian Church.
Local survivors include his daughter Sandra Reed of North Liberty. Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.klosterfuneralhome.com.

Harold Pagel

Harold Leslie Pagel, 96, passed away Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center. Funeral Services were held Aug. 16 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Tama. Interment followed at Oak Hill Cemetery in Tama.
Harold was born on Nov. 6, 1915, in rural Tama. He was the fourth son born to August Joseph and Mary (Bahrenfuss) Pagel.
Harold and Darlene Violet Appelgate were united in marriage on Dec. 3, 1938, at the parsonage of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Darlene died May 5, 2006, at the age of 87.

Charles N. (Chuck) Searles

Charles N. (Chuck) Searles died on Aug. 18, 2012, at his long-time West Union home, after a short battle with leukemia. He was born Nov. 10, 1922, near Boscobel, Wis., to Mildred (Glasbrenner) and Charles Searles, Sr. He was raised on his grandparents’ farm in Marietta Valley with his cousins and brother. Chuck graduated from Boscobel High School and attended the University of Wisconsin-Platteville where he played on a championship football team.

Edward Thomas

Edward W. “Ed” Thomas, 95, of Iowa City, died at his home Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012. Ed was well known in the Iowa City community and throughout the state of Iowa from careers in dairy herds and Duroc hogs to real estate and development.
Memorial services were held Aug. 18 at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City.

Michael Walton

Michael A. Walton, 48, of North Liberty, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012. A gathering for family and friends followed by a prayer service was held Aug. 21 at Lensing Funeral Home in Iowa City.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Michael Walton Memorial Fund.

Leoma Zimmerli

Leoma Hasley Schmidt Zimmerli, 99, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at the Monticello Nursing and Rehab Center. Services were held Aug. 15 at St. Ludmila Catholic Church, by the Rev. Dennis Juhl. Burial was at St. Michael Cemetery, Norway.
Local survivors include daughter-in-law, Nancy Schmidt of Solon.
Leoma was born May 19, 1913, in Norway, the daughter of Andrew and Minnie Brecht Hasley. Leoma and Clifford J. Schmidt were united in marriage in Minnesota. After his death, she married H.O. “Zip” Zimmerli in Atlanta, Ga.

Faye E. Clinton

Faye E. Clinton, 97, of Coralville, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.
Funeral services were held on Aug. 20 with burial at Ridgewood Cemetery, North Liberty.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the North Liberty Library or the Faye Clinton Memorial Fund.
Faye was born March 19, 1915, in Clarksville, the daughter of Ulysses and Bertha (Penrose) Harris.
She married Elbert L. Hildebrand in 1934 in Charles City. The couple later divorced. Faye then married John H. Clinton in 1951 and they were later divorced.

Hawk Talk

This is the second part of a preseason preview of Hawkeye football.
Last week, I looked at the offensive line, the tight ends, receivers and fullbacks.
This week I’ll break down the quarterbacks, the running backs and defensive line.
There is no doubt that James Vandenberg (6-3, 212) is the straw that stirs the drink on the Hawkeye football team.
James Ferentz leads the offensive line and Micah Hyde the defense, but the Hawks will go as far as Vandenberg leads the team.

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