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Obituaries

Gladys Marie (Panzer) Shriner

Gladys Marie (Panzer) Shriner, 91, Mount Vernon, Washington, passed away on Nov. 11, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Henry Shriner, deceased in Janunary of 2014.

Opal Joy Miller

Opal Joy Miller, 10 months, passed on Sunday Dec. 4. Opal had an amazing personality that could make the most frustrating situation seem light. 
She spent her time making sure everyone around her was happy. Opal was there if you needed to talk and she was there if you needed to cry. Opal you are truly loved and you will be forever missed.
Opal was the daughter of Katelyn Miller of North Liberty.

Larry Newell Taylor

Larry Newell Taylor passed away at his rural Solon home on Dec. 4, 2016. A Celebration of Life gathering will be at the Avacentre in Solon, on Saturday, Dec. 17, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Clara Irene Herman

Clara Irene Herman, 93, died Dec. 2, 2016, at the Solon Nursing Care Center in Solon. She was born May 12, 1923, near Harper, Iowa, to Walter Frank and Marguerite Agnes (Ollinger) Smith. She graduated from Sigourney High School in 1941. She taught at Stoney Point and Garibaldi #14 which were one room country schools in Keokuk County. On Aug. 28, 1945, she married John Omer Herman at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sigourney. Together they lived and farmed near Harper and Sigourney. Clara loved to cook and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Kay Bottenfield

Kay Bottenfield, 91, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, in Solon, where she had lived for the past five years. Funeral services were held Nov. 26 at McLaren’s Chapel in West Des Moines, with burial in Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation with the family was held prior to the service.

Fern Elaine Marie Hartman

Fern Hartman, of Columbus Junction, passed away Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at the Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. A private family graveside service was held Friday, Nov. 25. A memorial has been established at the funeral home in Fern’s name. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com. The Stacy-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services is caring for Fern’s arrangements and her family.

Arlene Gloria Kloubec Reyman

Arlene Gloria Kloubec Reyman, 92 of Cedar Rapids, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, in her home. Celebration of life services were held Tuesday, Nov. 22, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Cedar Rapids. Burial followed in Anderson Cemetery in Swisher. A visitation was held Monday, Nov. 21, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre.

T. Jean Gerlits

T. Jean Gerlits, 94, of Solon, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, at Lantern Park Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral Mass was Thursday, Nov. 17, at St. Mary Catholic Church, with Fr. Tim Sheedy presiding. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery. A luncheon was served following at St. Mary Parish Hall. Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Solon are caring for Jean’s arrangements.

Willie “Wil” Hurd

Willie “Wil” Hurd, 44, of Solon, died on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. Celebration of life services were held Saturday, Nov. 12, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Solon. Full military rites were conducted by Iowa Honor Guard. Visitation was Friday at Brosh Chapel.

John A. Pierce

John A. Pierce, 65, passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in Solon, after a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer and a recent stroke.
A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Solon United Methodist Church, followed by a gathering at Lake Macbride Golf Course from 4-7 p.m. Patrons are requested to wear Black and Gold or Cubbie Blue.
Memorials are established with the American Cancer Society and the Solon Community Food Pantry, where he volunteered.
Jones-Eden Funeral Home, in Washington, is in charge of cremation.

Allen Joseph Serovy

Allan Joseph Serovy, 91, of Solon, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in his home. Funeral Mass was held Monday, Nov. 14, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon with Fr. Tim Sheedy presiding. Burial followed at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, near Solon. Visitation was held Sunday, Nov. 13, at St. Mary Catholic Church. Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Solon cared for Allan’s arrangements.

Roger L. Thompson

Roger L. Thompson, 58, of Ely, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Memorial services will be held Thursday, Nov. 17, at Hope United Church of Christ in Hiawatha. Visitation was Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Brosh Chapel & The Avacentre in Solon.
Survivors include two daughters, Alyssa and Amanda Thompson, and a son, Adam, all of Ely; his mother, Nadine of Cedar Rapids; three brothers, Mark (Doni) of Ely, Scott of Cedar Rapids and Bill (Becky) of Marion; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father.