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Obituaries

Thomas August Salm

Funeral Services for Tom Salm, 61, of North Liberty, will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, May 23, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Coralville. Visitation will be Thursday, May 22, from 4 to 8 p.m. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the North Liberty Food Pantry, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or the Wounded Warrior Project.
Thomas August Salm died May 18, 2014.

Allen Conrad

Allen Conrad, 73, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. Spiritual services were held May 16 at the Peace United Church in Monticello. Inurnment services were at Riverside Gardens, Anamosa.

Wayne Fjelstad

Wayne A. Fjelstad, 75, of Iowa City, died Friday, May 9, 2014, surrounded by his family.
Funeral services were held May 13 at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service with burial following at Oakland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Wayne’s memory. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web at www.gayanciha.com.

Abraham Harris

Abraham James Harris, two, son of Jeff and Amber, went home to heaven on Monday, May 12, 2014. Funeral services for Abe were held May 16 at Grace Community Church in North Liberty, with the Rev. David Kirk officiating. Burial was at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the University of Iowa Foundation, 1 West Park Road, Iowa City 52240 in Abraham’s name for the UI Children’s Hospital or the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

Grace Herbert

Grace P. Herbert, 90, passed away May 14, 2014, at Living Center West. Services were held May 17 at Teahen Funeral Home by Pastor Diane Townsley. Burial was at St. John Cemetery.
Grace is survived by three daughters, Rena (Andy) Nevada of Solon, Patricia (Christian) Rhodes of Cedar Rapids, and Sarah (Dave) Hartwig of Cedar Rapids; six grandchildren Marlene Drake, Marck Dudrey, Erik Dudrey, Brian Dudrey, Travis Hartwig and Coady Hartwig; and seven great-granddaughters.
Preceding her in death was her husband Robert W. Herbert, her parents, and four brothers.

Sharon Sue (Roehrkasse) Kachmitterv

Sharon Sue (Roehrkasse) Kaschmitter, 73, passed away surrounded by family on April 9, 2014. Her death was due to a traumatic head injury caused by a fall. She was born on Aug. 23, 1940, to Laurence and Marjorie Roehrkasse in Williamsburg.
Matthew and Sharon were married Nov. 30, 1963, and they shared 50 vibrant years together.

Margie Knoedel

Margie Ann Knoedel, 63, of Bloomington, died peacefully on Friday, May 9, 2014. Margie was born July 24, 1950, to Joseph and Marguerite Knoedel of Iowa City. Margie attended City High and went on to earn her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Iowa. Most of her library career was spent at the Hennepin County Library System. She held many positions and retired as principal librarian. Margie will be remembered for her kindness, her infectious laughter, her thoughtfulness, and the joy and love she brought to others.

Robert Lary

Robert “Bob” George Lary, 80, of Muscatine, died on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Lutheran Homes. Celebration of Life Service was held May 17 at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Graveside Services were held on May 19 at the Oakhill Cemetery in Central City. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Bob’s favorite charities were the Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Disabled American Veterans.

Harold Moffit

Harold Elroy Moffit, 78, died Monday, May 12, 2014, at Manor Care in Cedar Rapids. A Celebration of Life Service was held May 16, at the Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service in North English. Elder Alan Trumpold officiated. Burial was in the Piersol Cemetery, rural North English. A general memorial fund has been established.

Lavera Nielsen

LaVera “Vera” Wilhelmina Nielsen, 86, of Cedar Rapids, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy. Celebration of Life services were held May 12 at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids with burial following in Lisbon Cemetery.
Vera was born Oct. 29, 1927, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Bert T. and Wilhelmina “Minnie” Augusta (Lerch) Ward. Vera was united in marriage to Donald Lown in 1945, they were later divorced. She married Jim Paul in 1958 until his death in 1964. Vera was then united in marriage to Jim Nielsen in 1972 until his death in 1986.

George Chaloupka

George Bernard Chaloupka, 86, of Solon, died Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Mercy Hospital Hospice. Services were held Tuesday, May 13, at Brosh Chapel in Solon, with burial following in Oakland Cemetery, where full military rites were conducted by the Solon American Legion.

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.