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Archive

May 22nd, 2012

Solon picks girls' hoops coach

The Solon Community School District has hired Tony Nicol as middle school counselor and head varsity girl’s basketball coach (pending school board approval).

May 21st

Food For Thought

Recent reminiscences brought back vivid memories of some of the revelations that I encountered in junior high school. I think those years (in our day, sixth, seventh and eighth grades) were more enlightening and certainly more exciting than any other period until college. It was in junior high that we learned about Shakespeare.

Irene Violet Maxa

Irene Violet Maxa, 87, formerly of Conroy, died Sunday, May 13, 2012, in Garland, Texas following a sudden illness. A memorial service was held May 16 in Garland.
Irene was born April 27, 1925 in Swisher, the eldest child of Leo and Ethel Schropp Vanourney. She attended Swisher Elementary School and Cedar Rapids Roosevelt High School. Irene married Guy Joseph Maxa on May 5, 1946.
Local survivors include her sister Elaine Reynolds of Solon; and a nephew Tim Reynolds, of Iowa City.
A memorial service will be scheduled this summer at Gay and Ciha Funeral Home, Iowa City. Details are pending.

Tyrone Bennett

Tyrone “Ty” Lee Bennett, 73, of Swisher, died Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Services were held May 21 at the Swisher American Legion, with the Rev. Glenn Hunt presiding. Burial with full military rites was conducted at Anderson Cemetery.

Rose Ramsey

Rose I. Harms Ramsey died Friday, May 11, 2012, in Iowa City, with her children and grandchildren by her side. Funeral Mass was celebrated May 16 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with Father John Spiegel officiating.
Rose was born Oct. 18, 1945, to Fred C. and Bertha Cole Harms of Solon. She attended Regina High School and was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Iowa City.
Local survivors include Tom Kacena of Swisher.
In lieu of flowers, the Rose Ramsey Memorial Fund has been established.

Jean Smith

Jean L. Smith, 71, of Ely, died Sunday, May 13, 2012, at St. Luke’s Hospital. Memorial Services are pending with Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids.

Vernita Stejskal

Vernita J. Stejskal, 88, of Cedar Rapids, died Thursday, May 10, 2012, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha. Services were held May 16 at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids. Burial followed in the Czech National Cemetery.
Vernita was born Jan. 23, 1924, in rural Ely, the daughter of John and Blanche (Suchomel) Lnenicka. She married George Stejskal on Feb. 25, 1941, in Cedar Raids. She worked at Wilson’s Packing, Collins Radio and Quaker Oats, and was the manager at Dairy Maid when she retired.
Local survivors include her daughter, Lana Jean (Dennis) Cobb of Solon.

Janet Thompson-Deeder

Janet Lee Thompson-Deeder, 76, died Saturday, May 12, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids after a lengthy illness. Services were held May 15 at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids, with the Rev. Tom Carver presiding. Burial followed in Anderson Cemetery, Swisher.

Robert Weber

Robert Erwin Weber, 56, died Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at his home in South English.
Robert was born on Feb. 29, 1956, in Sigourney, a son of Doc and Anna L. Kerkove Weber.
A Celebration of Life Service was held May 19 at the Powell Funeral Home in North English, with Pastor Joe Winkler officiating. Burial was in the South English Cemetery.
Bob grew up in the Kinross and Wellman communities. He graduated from Mid-Prairie High School in Wellman in 1974, and then went on to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps. Bob was united in marriage to Angela M. Dietze on Sept. 24, 1983, near South English.

Lillian Wessale

Lillian Langhurst Wessale, 95, of Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Cedar Rapids, died May 9, 2012, of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Lillian Maye Langhurst was born Sept. 19, 1916, at the family home in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Fred and Eva (Chalupsky) Langhurst.
Local survivors include her brother, Arling Langhurst of North Liberty.
Lillian was a loving, caring woman with a wonderful sense of humor. She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.