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January 2nd, 2013

Mick Bertelli

Mick Lane Bertelli, 55, of Solon, died Dec. 26, 2012, at Mercy Iowa City. Services were held Dec. 30 at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Cedar Rapids.
Survivors include his wife, Robin Bertelli of Solon; daughter, Courtney (Chris) Ressler of Shueyville; grandchildren, Harper Lane and Jacob Hayes Ressler; four brothers, Monty, Marty (Kathy), Murry and Mark (Lisa) Bertelli; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Curt and Sue Kieffer of West Branch; a sister-in-law, Wendy Bertelli of Hiawatha; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Frank Becicka Jr.

Frank “Buzz” Becicka Jr., 76, of Cedar Rapids, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, surrounded by his family. Celebration of Life gathering was held Dec. 27 at The Avacentre at Brosh Chapel. Private family inurnment will be in Czech National Cemetery.

walkin'

Things we do for love

One of the side benefits of us getting chickens is the avenue for gifts it’s opened to give my spouse Sabra.

Food For Thought

Emptying the nest

Since my children grew up and my life no longer has been filled with sports gear, Levis that needed patching, and a mysteriously and perennially empty cookie jar, my fondest wish and overriding ambition has been to simplify my life.

Kevin Wilkerson

Kevin Wilkerson of North Liberty passed away at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.
He is survived by his wife Natlie Kay Wilkerson; a daughter, Genevieve (and Jason) Migala; a grandson, Jackson Migala; and siblings Bob and Ann Wilkerson of Ottumwa, Norm and Sandy Wilkerson of Cedar Rapids, Cindy and Bill Wall of Minnesota, Dan and Kim Wilkerson of North Liberty, and Janice Wilkerson of Columbus, Ohio.
Kevin was the son of Shirley and Ed Wilkerson of Ottumwa.
Kevin was the proud owner of Quality PC and Quality Textile Printing of North Liberty.

December 25th, 2012

Lady Spartans win fifth in a row

SOLON– Rylee Smith shot only two free throws against Central DeWitt.
They came with five seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, and the Lady Spartans needed them to break a 37-37 tie.
Smith sank them both. They were the second and third point scored by Solon in the fourth quarter of a game which the Lady Spartans controlled in the first half, and almost let slip away in the second.
Solon’s girls defeated Central DeWitt, 39-37, last week at home, then traveled to Manchester Friday for a 53-35 thumping over West Delaware.

December 24th

Christmas wishes

Hunter Jones, 7, told Santa she wants a parrot and a trampoline for Christmas. She was visiting jolly old St. Nick at Bridge Community Bank in Solon.

December 19th

Kathleen M. Wright

Kathleen M. Wright, 50, of Swisher, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics due to injuries sustained from a car accident on Oct. 4.
Funeral Mass was held Dec. 12 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Hiawatha, with Father Mark Ressler and Deacon Dennis Mulherin officiating. Burial followed at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Kathleen Marie Wright was born on March 1, 1962, to Caroll and JoAnn (Murphy) Clauson in Cedar Rapids. She was united in marriage to Bruce David Wright on June 3, 1989, in Cedar Rapids.

Jan Hieber

Jan Louise (Berry) Hieber, 71, of rural Iowa City, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at the Solon Care Center.
Funeral services were held Dec. 19 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Iowa City with burial and grave dedication at Oakland Cemetery, Solon.
Online condolences can be sent to her family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.

Marjeane Lynne Easley

Marjeane Lynne Easley was born on July 16, 1954, in Jacksonville, N.C., the daughter of Margaret Kunkel and Eugene Kunkel.  She passed from this life on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, in Payson, Ariz., having reached the age of 58.
A prayer service for the family will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Branch. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family at hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com.