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Obituaries

Raymond Cambridge

Raymond E. Cambridge, 83, of North Liberty, passed away at home, Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, with his family at his side.
Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 13, at the Gay and Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City with a visitation Thursday, Feb. 12, at the funeral home. Burial took place at Oakland Cemetery in Solon.

Elizabeth Graf

Elizabeth A. “Annie” Graf, 59, of Marengo, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in her home, surrounded by family. A memorial service took place Friday, Feb. 13, at First United Methodist Church in Marengo, officiated by Pastor Matt German. Annie was born Dec. 22, 1955, in St. Louis, Mo., to William Spencer and Elizabeth Mylissia (Henley) Russell. She graduated from Williamsburg Junior-Senior High School in 1974. On Oct. 11, 1985, Annie was united in marriage to Kenneth Graf in Iowa City. Annie was a homemaker for most of her life. She had previously worked at Solar Homes, Aramark and Target.

Virgil Michel

Virgil W. Michel, 97, lifetime Johnson County farmer, died peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, on his farm, the place he loved.
Visitation was on Sunday, Feb. 15, at the St. Mary’s Auditorium in Oxford and the burial followed at the Oak Hill Cemetery near Tiffin.

Ruby Potter

Ruby I. Potter, 75, of Oxford, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.
Funeral services took place Wednesday, Feb. 11, at the Oxford United Methodist Church. Visitation was Tuesday, Feb. 10, at the church.
Ruby Irene Smith was born April 13, 1939, in Iowa City, daughter of Lewis and Marie (Stockman) Smith. She graduated from Tiffin High School in 1957 and married Carson Potter on March 16, 1959. She worked for many years as a supervisor with the Visiting Nurses Association. She was a longtime member of the Oxford United Methodist Church.

Jeanette Vredenburgh

Jeanette Vredenburgh, 91, of Solon, formerly of Peoria and Chicago, passed away Feb. 8, 2015. 
Family service was at Parkview Cemetery in Peoria on Friday, Feb. 13.

Alvin “Tiny” Westlake

Alvin “Tiny” L. Westlake, 86, of Lone Tree, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at Simpson Memorial Home in West Liberty. Funeral services took place on Monday, Feb. 16, at Gay and Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service
in Iowa City, visitation was Sunday, Feb. 17.
Alvin L. Westlake was born June 15, 1928, in Letts, the son of Earl Alvin Westlake and Delta (Mink) Westlake. During the Korean conflict, Tiny served in the United States Army. In 1955, he married the love of his life, Martha Hungerford, in Keswick. The couple made their home in Lone Tree.

Jay Phillips

ay M. Phillips, 49, Iowa City, died suddenly Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, at Mercy Hospital.
Funeral Services were held Thursday, Feb. 5, at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service in Iowa City with Rev. Diane Townsley officiating. Burial with military honors followed at Oak Hill Cemetery in Coralville. Visitation was held Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the funeral home.

Linda Smith

Linda Marie Goss Smith, 66, died on Dec. 8, 2014, in Fort Myers, Fla.

Travis Wallace

Travis A. Wallace, 33, of Tipton, died Feb. 3, 2015, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Visitation for Travis was Sunday, Feb. 8, at Fry Funeral Home in Tipton. Travis’ funeral was Monday, Feb. 9, at the funeral home. Burial and graveside services followed at Tipton Masonic Cemetery. A luncheon in Travis’ honor took place at the Tipton VFW immediately after burial. Travis was born Aug. 19, 1981, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, the son of William F. Wallace III and Margaret S. Thomas. Travis grew up and was educated in Tipton.

Bradford Yoder

A graveside service for Bradford C Yoder, 65, of North Liberty, was held Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at the Sharon Hill Cemetery in Kalona. Visitation was held Friday, Feb. 6, at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona.  Brad Yoder died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.  Bradford C Yoder was born Aug. 27, 1949, in Kalona, the son of Weldon “Red” and Pauline (Moomey) Yoder. He graduated from Mid Prairie High School and served in the United States Navy.

JoAnn Dolezal

JoAnn Dolezal, 68, passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at Mercy Hospital surrounded by her loving family. 
A funeral service to celebrate JoAnn’s life was held Saturday, Jan. 31, at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service in Iowa City with Father Ed Fitzpatrick officiating. Burial was at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Joyce Harney

Joyce K. Harney, 70, of Iowa City, passed away Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at home surrounded by her family.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Thursday, Jan. 29, at St. Mary’s Church in Iowa City with Father John Spiegel officiating. Visitation was Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service in Iowa City with a vigil service at 7:30 p.m. A rosary was recited by the Catholic Daughters of Americas. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Iowa City.