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Obituaries

Elnora Lutz

Elnora B. (Custis) Lutz, 99, of Anamosa and Solon, died on May 5, 2014, just a few months short of reaching the century mark. She had lived with her daughter in Solon who lovingly cared for her for nearly six years. She previously had been a life-long resident of Anamosa. 
Funeral Services were held May 10 at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa, with interment in the Shilo Cemetery, Hiawatha. Lowell Klinefelter officiated at the services. Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left at goettschonline.com. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.

Tonda McReynolds

Tonda Marie McReynolds, 47, of Cedar Rapids, passed away peacefully in her home Saturday, May 3, 2014, after a long illness. A Celebration of Life was held May 10 at CVCSS in Cedar Rapids.

John Schultz

John J. Schultz, 88, of Kennewick, Washington, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died April 5, 2014 near Kennewick.
John was born March 15, 1926, in Wapello, the son of Burt and Helen Schultz. After high school, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He married Marcelyn Harmer on June 21, 1950, in Canton, Illinois.
John is survived by two sons, Rodger (Patricia) Schultz of North Liberty and Michael (Nancy) Schultz on Kennewick; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marcelyn; and his son, Patrick.

Evelyn Conner

Evelyn Bernice Conner, 92, died peacefully Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at the Solon Nursing Care Center. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated May 5 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Iowa City, with the Very Rev. Rudolph Juarez officiating. Burial was at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Newport Township. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Solon Nursing Care Center or the Domestic Violence Intervention Program.

Robert Cooling

Robert Cooling, 23, of Solon, died Friday, April 25, 2014, in the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. Services were private. Inurnment was at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.

Berniece Greiner

Berniece Greiner, 91, of Iowa City died Sunday, April 27, 2014, at the Crestview Nursing and Rehab Center in West Branch.
Graveside services were April 30 at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.

James McCabe

James Edward McCabe, 70, of Coralville died Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Windmill Manor following an extended illness. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated April 28 at St. Thomas More Church with Father Walter Helms officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Hospice Compassus of Cedar Rapids or St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Kenneth Paul

Kenneth Ted Paul, 87, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids from a cerebral hemorrhage. A funeral service was held May 3 at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Marion. Burial was at Layfayette Cemetery in rural Alburnett.

Eleanor Vavriek

Eleanor Vavricek, 95, of Center Point, died Friday, May 2, 2014, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha. Celebration of Life services were Monday, May 5, 2014, at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids, with the Rev. Sheri Andersen presiding. Burial was in Czech National Cemetery.

Patricia Allard

Patricia E. Allard, 80, of Ely, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her home. Services were April 24 at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids. Burial was at Cedar Memorial, Cedar Rapids.

Don G. Ellis

Don G. Ellis, 80, of Cedar Rapids, passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, April 19, 2014. A private family graveside service will take place next to his Ellis Century Farm.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Mary Lou; children: Don C. (Valerie) Ellis of Solon, Gary (Denise) Ellis and Judy (Blaine) Worley of Cedar Rapids; eight grandchildren: Ryan (Heather) Ellis and Haley Ellis, Brett (Mandy) Ellis, Brittany (Rick) Kron, and Tyler Ellis, and Brock, Chad, and Dane Worley; three great-grandchildren: Lydia, Lana, Owen, and one on the way in June.

Jack Hicks

Jack Keith Hicks, 90, of Marion, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, after a brief illness. Memorial Service was April 23 at Marion Christian Church, Marion by Pastor Peter Mitchell. Private inurnment will be held at Brooklyn Cemetery at a later date.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Norma; children, Laurie (Ron) Butler of Swisher, Steve (Deb) Hicks of Cedar Rapids, and Jo Ellyn Hook of Cedar Rapids; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and an infant daughter.