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Obituaries

Lou Ann Martinson

Lou Ann Martinson, 59, of Williamsburg, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, following a long courageous battle with cancer. Memorial Service was held Feb. 20 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Williamsburg, with the Rev. Richard Meyer officiating. Inurnment will be at East York Cemetery at a later date. A memorial fund has been established.

Clara Schoderbek

Clara Leitzinger Schoderbek, 78, of Solon, died Jan. 23, 2014, from complications of cancer. A memorial service was held Feb. 22 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Solon.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Clara’s name with American Bird Conservancy, P.O. Box 249, The Plains, VA, 20198-2237; or www.abcbirds.org.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.broshchapel.com.

Mary Velky

Mary Elizabeth Velky, 78, of Solon, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House. Services were Feb. 17 at Brosh Chapel in Solon, with burial following in Sulek Cemetery near Shueyville.

Vera Wilson

Vera G. Wilson, 94, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Crestview Nursing and Rehab Center in West Branch. Funeral services were held on Feb. 19 at West Branch United Methodist Church. Burial was at West Branch Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established.

Dennis Jones

Dennis D. Jones, 68, of Solon, died unexpectedly at home Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. Services are pending with Lensing Funeral Service in Iowa City.

Donald Melichar

Donald Melichar, 73, of Cedar Rapids passed away on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy. Services were held on Feb. 14 at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Burial was in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Donald is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sharlene Melichar of Cedar Rapids; two sons, Richard Oltrogge of Sarah, Miss.; Jay (Robin) Melichar of Cedar Rapids; a brother Edward (Janet) Melichar of Cedar Rapids; a sister Janice (Walter) Ashbacker of Solon; granddaughter Bayli Oltrogge, and many loving nieces and nephews.