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Obituaries

Mary Smith

Mary E. Wolfe Smith, 85, of Mount Vernon passed away on Dec. 17, 2014. Services took place Dec. 22 at the First Presbyterian Church, Mount Vernon. Burial took place in Mount Vernon Memorial Cemetery.

Beverly Weber

Beverly Maxine Weber, 85, of Mechanicsville, died on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, at Mechanicsville Nursing & Rehab. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 23, at the Mechanicsville United Methodist Church by Pastor Barbara Krueger. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery, Mechanicsville.

Evelyn Berends

Evelyn Ruth (Guetzko) Berends, 92, Mount Vernon, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at Hallmark Care Center in Mount Vernon. Services took place Friday, Dec. 19, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Mount Vernon. Burial was at Lisbon Cemetery.
Evelyn was born Aug. 22, 1922, near Hopkinton, to Gus and Jennie (Kurth) Guetzko. She graduated from Delhi High School in 1939 and attended her 75th graduation reunion this summer. She married Lewis E. Berends on Oct. 24, 1946. They farmed near Edgewood, Strawberry Point and Manchester before moving to Mount Vernon in 1956.

Logan Grant

Logan David Grant, 14, son of David and Annette Grant, brother of Ryan, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital. Funeral Mass was Dec. 15, at St. Ludmila Catholic Church. Burial followed in Czech National Cemetery.

Linda Hamer

Linda L. Hamer, daughter of Ivan and Opal “Izetta” (Wild) Helbig, was born Sept. 29, 1943, in Cedar Rapids, and died Dec. 12, 2014, at her home in Ely, under the loving care of Unity Point Hospice and her family and friends. She was 71 years of age.
A funeral service took place at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Burial was at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Linda was raised and attended school in Cedar Rapids. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School, class of 1961.

Dale Harker

Dale D. Harker, 83, lifetime resident of Oxford, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City following a short illness.
Funeral services took place on Saturday, Dec. 20, at the St. Mary’s Auditorium in Oxford, with burial with military honors to follow at the Oxford Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the Oxford Fire Department in Dale’s memory. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web @ www.gayandciha.com.

Evelyn Lipcamon

Evelyn Marie Lipcamon, 78 of Solon, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral Mass took place on Thursday, Dec. 18, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon. Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.

Margie Paulsen

Margie Ann Paulsen, age 84, of Durant, died on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City. 
Margie was born on Feb. 4, 1930, the seventh child of Clarence and Mary (Doran) Budelier, in Wilton. She grew up in rural Durant with her two sisters and four brothers. She graduated from Durant High School in 1948, attended Iowa State Teachers’ College and enjoyed teaching in a one-room country schoolhouse named Yankee Hollow. She met Bill D. Paulsen at the Knoops Hall in Stockton and later they were married on May 20, 1950, in Wilton. 

Betty Proe

Betty Fisher Proe, 83, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at Briarwood Health Care Center in Iowa City after a lengthy illness. A gathering of family and friends to celebrate Betty’s life was held from on Wednesday, Dec. 17, at Lensing Funeral Home. Private family burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Iowa City Hospice, The Salvation Army or to Essence of Life Hospice. Cards and memorials may be directed to Lensing Funeral Home, 605 Kirkwood Ave., Iowa City, IA 52240.

Jerry Foubert

“Billy Goat” Jerry William Foubert was born on March 21, 1946, in Iowa City, a son of William O. and Dorothy L. (Polton) Foubert. Jerry grew up in the North English community and graduated from English Valleys High School in 1965. He was a member of the North English United Methodist Church. Jerry was married to Vicki Gerard on March 28, 1970, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Marengo. They later divorced. He farmed while working at Amana Refrigeration for 36 years. He retired in 2005. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, mushroom hunter and outdoorsman.

Patricia Howell

Patricia Ann Howell, 73, died from her injuries in an automobile accident on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, near Solon. A private funeral service and cremation was held for the family at Cedar Memorial Park. A celebration of life was held at Saint Wenceslaus Church basement.

Mildred Knoke

Mildred “Millie” B. Knoke, 98, of Coralville, passed away peacefully at the Solon Retirement Village on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. A gathering of family and friends to celebrate Millie’s life was held Saturday, Dec. 13, at Lensing Funeral Home in Iowa City. Private family burial was held at Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Iowa City Hospice or to the Iowa City Friends of the Animal Center Foundation (www.facf.org).