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Obituaries

Loren R. Forbes

Loren R. Forbes, 78, of North Liberty, lifetime Johnson County resident, died suddenly at his home, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014.
Funeral services were held on Sept. 29 at Gay and Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, with burial following at Ridgewood Cemetery in North Liberty. A memorial fund has been established in his memory. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.

Greta Gronewald

Greta Gronewold, 77, of North Liberty, passed away at her home on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. Funeral services were held at Lahey Funeral Home in Olin on Sept. 27. Burial was in Olin Cemetery.

Joseph Macri

Joseph Macri, 95, of Tiffin, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at Windmill Manor in Coralville.
A memorial service was held on Oct. 4 at the Gayand Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Online condolences can be made to Joe’s family at www.gayandciha.com.

Harriett E (Cole) Mowery

Harriett E. (Cole) Mowery, 78, Iowa City, died peacefully Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at home surrounded by her daughters.


Harriett was born April 22, 1936, in Coralville, the daughter of Raymond R. and Harriet (Huffman) Cole. She was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Iowa City. 

Harriett’s career included employment at First National Bank, Bankers Advertising, Mercy Hospital Fiscal Services and at UIHC Environmental Services.



“Chic” Noel Lynne Tollefson

“Chic” Noel Tollefson, 80, of Ely, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at his home. Services were held Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids, conducted by Theodoro Vigil. Burial was at Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.

Mary Armbrecht

Mary Patricia (Patt) Armbrecht, 74, of Cedar Rapids went to walk with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. Services were held Sept. 18 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church by the Rev. Christopher Podhajsky.
Mary is survived by her son Jeff of Cedar Rapids; a daughter Crystal (Larrvy) Greiner of Swisher; her grandchildren Ken Hare, Nathan Greiner, and Shelby Armbrecht; and a sister Joi Webb of Cedar Rapids.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her two brothers Bill and Larry Gaskill.

Lucille Brown

Lucille E. Brown, 80, of Ladora, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral Services were held Sept. 16 at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo with George Grothman officiating. Burial will be in Ohio Cemetery, Ladora. A memorial fund has been established.

Kelly Bender

Kelly S. Bender, 43, of North Liberty, died peacefully Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, surrounded by her family at Mercy Hospice.
A Funeral Service to celebrate Kelly’s life was held Sept. 23 at Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Iowa City Hospice or to Mercy Hospital Foundation for Mercy Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.lensingfuneral.com.

Evelyn Griffin

Evelyn C. Griffin, 87, of Marion, formerly of Williamsburg, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at The Villages Assisted Living in Marion. Private Graveside Services were held Sept. 15, with the Rev. Sonda Kirsteatter officiating. Memorials may be contributed to Olivet Presbyterian Church in Cedar Rapids.

Alma Helmer

Alma J. Helmer, 99, formerly of Ely, died peacefully Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Mercy Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial was Sept. 22 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father John Spiegel officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Mercy Hospital Foundation, Camp Courageous or the National Czech Association. Online condolences may be sent to www.lensingfuneral.com.

Marie Rozinek Kroul

Marie Rozinek Kroul, 88, of Solon, died peacefully in her home on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at Brosh Chapel in Solon, with burial to follow in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation was Wednesday at Brosh Chapel.

Ida Scherrer

Ida “Dorothy” A. (Skubal) Scherrer, 93, of Iowa City, died peacefully in her sleep with family by her side on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at Legacy Gardens Special Memory Unit in Iowa City. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Sept. 15 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Riverside with Father David Brownfield officiating. A memorial fund has been established for Hospice Compassus of Cedar Rapids.