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Obituaries

Lou Ann Goldie

Lou Ann Goldie, 58, of Hiawatha died at her home on Monday, March 24, 2014. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Lou Ann is survived by her mother and stepfather, Lois and Jack Frisk of Cedar Rapids, a brother, Randy Fields, Boston, Mass., stepbrother, Bart Frisk and wife Melanie, Shueyville, and a very dear friend, Tony Christopherson.
She was preceded in death by her father, Keith Collier, a sister, Terry Kester and a half-brother, William Collier.

Nancy Krotz

Nancy Lee (Vlasek) Krotz, 70, of Cedar Rapids, died on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at the Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, Hiawatha. Funeral Mass was April 5 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids, by the Rev. Christopher Podhajksy. Burial was at St. John’s Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.
Survivors include her husband, Marvin; son, Jeff (Amy) Krotz of Homestead; daughters, Jennifer (Dan) Kucera and Jodie (Craig) Charipar, both of Cedar Rapids; brother, James (Karen) Vlasek of Ely; and four grandsons.

Gary Moel

Gary Gene Moel, 64, passed away after a brief illness on Monday, March 31, 2014, at Iowa City Mercy Hospice surrounded by his family. Services were April 4 at Brosh Chapel in Solon. Private family burial followed at Cedar Memorial Cemetery, where full military rites were conducted by the North Liberty American Legion, Post 1976.

Jack Smith

Jack D. Smith, 79, of Cedar Rapids, died Sunday, March 30, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital. Funeral Services were April 5 at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. A private family burial with military honors will be held.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Jack’s name may be directed to the Smith family.

Geraldine Young

Geraldine “Jeri” L. Young, 85, of Cedar Rapids died March 27, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital. Memorial services were March 31 at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories with Cedar Memorial’s Certified Celebrant Julie Freese officiating. Inurnment was at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include children, Rick (Dallis) Young of Grove, Okla.; Shannon (Rod) Bartlett of Solon and Kenneth (Deb) Young of Atkins; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a special niece.

Judith Anderson

Judith Ann Anderson, 69, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014, at the Solon Care Center in Solon. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.
Judith was born June 19, 1944 to Earl and Mary (Volk) Anderson in Iowa City. She graduated from Regina High School in Iowa City. She then went on to attend college in California where she earned a stationary engineer degree.
Judith worked in California for many years until her retirement when she then moved back to Iowa and worked as a technician at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Mike Eckrich

Mike Eckrich, 72, formerly of Solon, died at his Decorah home on March 19, 2014. Private family services with burial next to his parents at St. Joseph Cemetery were held prior to visitation on March 27. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in Mike’s memory to Friends of St. Bridget’s or to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.

Mary Lesniak

Mary Lesniak, beloved wife of Caesar, passed away on March 23, 2014 at her home in North Liberty. Memorial visitation was March 29, with a short service immediately following at the Grove Memorial Chapel in Elk Grove Village, Ill. Mary is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Caesar, her sister Leona Milbourn of Arkansas, her children Linda (Chuck) Wortman, Peggy Ashby, Marsha Zuckert and Mark (Jen) Lesniak. She was a cherished grandmother of 17 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren, in addition to many nieces and nephews.

Walter Nesley

Walter Glen Nesley, 91 of Coggon, died Thursday, March 20, 2014, at the Hiawatha Care Center. Services were held March 24 at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids, where full military rites were conducted. Burial was in Mount Vernon Cemetery.
Glen was born June 23, 1922 in Springville, the son of John and Grace (Horak) Nesley. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force from 1941 until 1968, retiring as a senior master sergeant. He served in World War II and the Korean Conflict and was an ex-POW. He married Dorothy Mallicoat on March 21, 1984 at Troy Mills Christian Church.

Delbert Rankin

arch 19, 2014, at his home. Funeral services were at the First Presbyterian Church in Marengo on March 25, followed by graveside interment at the Koszta Cemetery and a luncheon at the Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to Archival Preservation of Church Literature or the Iowa State Conference in care of Nancy Rankin, 1462 155th Street, Ladora, Iowa 52251.

Stanley Ruprecht

Stanley J. Ruprecht, 63, of Lowden, passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2014, at Great River Medical Center in West Burlington. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, April 5, at 10:30 a.m. at Chapman Funeral Home in Clarence with Pastor Victor Young officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Lowden. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Lavonne Boddicker

LaVonne Boddicker, 73, of Washington, D.C., formerly of Newhall, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on March 5, 2014.