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Obituaries

Francis Sheely

Francis John Sheely, 88, of Cedar Rapids, died early Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center.
Funeral Mass was celebrated on Jan. 11 at Saint Ludmila Catholic Church by Father Dennis Juhl. Burial was at Saint John’s Cemetery.

Danny Stickney

Danny Lee Stickney, 63, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Marion, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Jan. 3, 2014. Services were held Jan. 8 at the First Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids, with military honors conducted by American Legion Post #298 of Marion. Private family inurnment at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery will be held at a later date.

Marvin Wilslef

Marvin D. Wilslef, 80, of Oxford Junction, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.
Remembrance services were held on Jan. 12 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Oxford Junction.
Marvin D. Wilslef was born Aug. 14, 1933, to Melvin and Jean (Jaynes) Wilslef in Preston. He was united in marriage to Linda Haptonstall in September 1974 in Anamosa. They later divorced.
He was a mechanic for many years. He was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Oxford Junction and American Legion Wapsie Post # 473. He was also a volunteer firefighter.

Michael Andrle

Michael Andrew Andrle, 61, of Des Moines (formerly of Ely) passed away on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, following many weeks of hospice care at home. The family wishes to thank the caregivers who helped Michael remain at home. It was Michael’s wish that his body be deeded to the medical program at the University of Iowa upon his death.
Michael’s family greeted friends at a visitation to celebrate his life on Jan. 9 at the Avacentre at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids. A private gathering will be held with family and friends in Des Moines at a later date.

Kenneth Atwater

Kenneth James Atwater, 63, of Manchester, passed away on Dec. 27, 2013, surrounded by his family at his home.
Funeral Mass was held Dec. 30 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Masonville. Visitation was December 29, with a Scripture Service at the Bohnenkamp-Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Manchester. Burial was in the Silver Creek Cemetery, Robinson.
Kenneth was born on May 24, 1950, in Cedar Rapids to Harold and Inez (Zenisek) Atwater. He graduated from Center Point High School in 1968. On Nov. 13, 1974, he was united in marriage to Patricia Ann McDowell in Masonville.

Velda Brainard

Velda Brainard, 94, died at her home in North English on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. Memorial Services were held on Jan. 5 at the Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service in North English. Chaplin Mike Patterson officiated. Burial was in the North English Cemetery. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the North English Community Center or first responders. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com under obituaries.