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Archive

October 23rd, 2012

Earle Heft Jr.

Earle “Bud” Clayton Heft Jr., 69, of Rockford, died peacefully in his home Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. Funeral service was held Oct. 15 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Rockwell, with the Rev. Rhea Evanson officiating. Interment was at Riverside Cemetery, Rockford, following lunch at the church.

Marcia Landuyt

Marcia Ann Landuyt, 66, of Coralville, formerly of North Liberty, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at Lantern Park. Funeral Services were held Oct. 15 at Lensing Funeral Home in Iowa City. Burial followed at Ridgewood Cemetery in North Liberty. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to The Marcia Landuyt Memorial Fund.
For a complete obituary, please visit www.lensingfuneral.com.

Adelene Lydia Klouda

Adelene Lydia Klouda, 96, of Cedar Rapids, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at St. Luke’s Living Center East. Celebration of Life Services were held Oct. 22 at St. Ludmila Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery.
Adelene was born Feb. 14, 1916, in North Liberty, the daughter of Mike and Tillie (Kadera) Machula. She married George J. Klouda on Aug. 18, 1936, in Cedar Rapids.
Survivors include her children, Kenneth (Martha) Klouda of Coggon and Cliff (Karen) Klouda of Cedar Rapids, seven grandchildren, several great grandchildren.
Memorials may be directed to the family.

Douglas Petersen

Douglas Earl Petersen, 68, of Springville, died of cancer on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.
Doug was born Feb. 6, 1944, in Anamosa, a son of Dewey A. and Nellie M. (Hurt) Petersen. He graduated from the Martelle High School in 1961. He served active duty for four years in the Navy and was honorably discharged in 1965. He married Barbara Stoner of Oelwein; they divorced in 1983. Doug worked for Rockwell Collins for 38 years in production, retiring in 2003.
Local survivors include his brother Dewey (Beckie) Petersen of Ely.

Kathy Plaht

Kathy Plaht, 62, of North Liberty, formerly of Cedar Rapids, passed away suddenly in her husband’s arms on Oct. 16, 2012. Their love for each other was infinite. She will be forever missed by all who knew her for her positive and enthusiastic attitude. Services celebrating Kathy’s life were held Oct. 20 at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories by Cedar Memorial certified staff celebrant Julie Freese.
Kathy grew up on the family farm north of Keystone, the daughter of John and Darlene Meyer.

Charolette Schafer

Charolette Louise Schafer, 71, of Cedar Rapids, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at her home. Celebration of Life services were held Oct. 22 at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids. Private family inurnment was in Dupont Cemetery near Swisher.
Charolette was born July 29, 1941, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Basil and Louise (Wise) McGuire. Charolette was united in marriage to Richard Schafer on May 8, 1971, in Cedar Rapids.
Local survivors include her children, Suzi Wojciechowski of North Liberty and Gregg (Teresa) Schafer of Swisher
Memorials may be directed to the family.

Betty Jean Stritesky

Betty Jean Stritesky, 77, of Cedar Rapids, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at St. Lukes Hospital. Services were held Oct. 17 at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids, with burial in Czech National Cemetery.
Betty was born May 20, 1935, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Louis and Angeline (Asenbrener) Stritesky. Betty was a caregiver many years for her parents and siblings. Betty took pride in maintaining her home and her Czech heritage.

Talbot A. ‘T.A.’ Williams Jr.

Talbot A. “T.A.” Williams Jr., 91, of Iowa City, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at his residence.
Talbot was born April 22, 1921, in Bay City, Texas, the son of Talbot A. Williams Sr. and Josephine (McCollough) Williams. He served in the United States Army during WWII. T.A. married Marie Reinhardt on Oct. 3, 1942, in Hope, Ark.
Local survivors include his son, Bill (Janet) Williams of Solon.
A family memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to Iowa City Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to his family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.

The longest day

Hayden Fry once said that “the sun don’t shine on the same old dog every day.”
The sun certainly wasn’t shining at Kinnick Stadium Saturday, and Iowa played like a dog in the night game, losing 38-14 to Penn State.
I’ve said this before– I’m not a big fan of night games at Kinnick.
I don’t mind watching bowl games at night, but when I get up at 6 a.m., bake some cherry cobbler and have the van loaded at 9, then have to wait 10 hours until kickoff…it’s a real long day.

Hawkeye women reload

The first thing that jumps out about the Hawkeye women’s basketball team is consistency.
The last five years, Lisa Bluder’s teams have won 21, 21 20, 22 and 19 games. They’ve also finished in the top half of the Big Ten, were Co-Big Ten champs in 2007-08 and made it to the NCAA tournament all five years.
One of the best things Lisa Bluder and her coaching staff do is develop great leaders and this team has three seniors that will lead the Hawks.
You start with Morgan Johnson, a 6-5 center who coach Bluder says is one of the best centers in the country.