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November 21st

William Wickman 

William “Bill” Wickman, 69, of rural Solon died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.
Bill owned and operated Dallas Custom Auto in Iowa City for a number of years. Prior to that he was highly respected as an owner of an auto body shop in Chicago for many years before moving to this area. He is survived by his four children, three brothers, eight dogs and his partner-in-crime, Deborah Meade of rural Solon.
No local services are planned.

Edward Vorel

The family of Edward Vorel welcomed friends to a time of remembrance and celebration on Nov. 16 at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona, where a brief memorial service was held at 6 p.m. Private graveside services will be at a later date. Ed died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, following a short illness, at the Iowa City Veteran’s Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Edward Elmer Vorel was born Aug. 25, 1919, in Ely, the son of Louis and Agnes (Marash) Vorel. He joined the U.S. Army in 1942 and served in Central Europe, Normandy, France and Germany. He was discharged in 1945.

Beth Smith

Beth A. Hrabak Smith, 52, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in her Mount Vernon home with her family by her side.

Jimmie Smith Jr.

Jimmie “Jimbo” D. Smith, 47, of North Liberty, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at his home.
Graveside services were held Nov. 14 at Oakhill Cemetery in Coralville. Memorials in Jimmie’s name can be made to the Jimmie Smith Memorial Fund.
Jimmie Dean Smith Jr. was born July 25, 1966, in Iowa City, son of Jimmie E. and Alta M. (Blaha) Smith. He grew up in the Coralville/Iowa City and worked for several years at the Coralville Hy-Vee and more recently at Haight’s Hawkeye Meat Market.

Curtis Miller Sr.

Curtis Ray Miller Sr., 77, of Tiffin, left to be with his Lord on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.
Funeral services were held Nov. 12 at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, with visitation before services. Burial followed services at the Rock Island National Cemetery where military honors were provided. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in his memory. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.

Andy Kacmarynski

Andy Kacmarynski, 57, of Solon, died Nov. 11, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.
Andrew Francis Kacmarynski was born Oct. 27, 1956, in Storm Lake. He was the son of Norbert and Elsie (Boyd) Kacmarynski. Andy grew up in Linn Grove on a rural farmstead with 11 other brothers and sisters.
After graduation, he moved to Iowa City where he was employed by Payless Cashways for 25 years. Andy subsequently worked in a variety of construction related jobs in the Iowa City area. The weekly safety meeting with co-workers was a highlight of his week.

Alfred Carter

Alfred James “Bud” Carter Jr., 84, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at his home in West Liberty. A memorial service was held Nov. 15 at the First Church United in West Liberty. Burial followed in the Oak Ridge Cemetery, West Liberty.
A memorial fund has been established.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com.
Bud was born June 3, 1929, in West Liberty, the son of Alfred and Gladys (Watkins) Carter. He was a graduate of West Liberty High School. On June 22, 1962, he was united in marriage to Mary Patterson Hudson.

Household update

Sabra, now that she is mostly retired from her job at the veterinary clinic, has become even more fastidious. Yesterday, for example, I found her on the top step of a small ladder dusting the hooks that the pots and pans hang from in the kitchen.
“How can you tell they’re dusty if they’re over your head?” I asked. You’d think after 14 years of marriage I’d know better than to ask such a question but then some things never change. “Well, I can see them while I’m on the ladder,” she replied, not amused at being slowed down with silly questions.

Kids and pancakes

It might have been columnist Peg Bracken, or perhaps Erma Bombeck, who wrote that kids should be like pancakes; that we should be allowed to throw away the first one after we’d messed up and ended up with a burned flapjack (i.e. spoiled brat).

Solon Firefighter Dance Nov. 30

SOLON– The Solon firefighters will host their 21st annual Firefighters Dance on Saturday, Nov. 30, at Lake MacBride Golf Club.
The featured band is “Eight Seconds” and raffle prizes will be given away throughout the night. The grand prize is an overnight stay at Riverside Hotel and Casino. A University of Iowa No. 44 football helmet will also be given away.