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Obituaries

Wayne Holub

Wayne Joseph Holub, 67, of Coggon, died peacefully, Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, following an extended illness. Funeral Mass was held March 15 at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Central City. A vigil service was held March 14 at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Central City. Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery, Prairieburg. Please sign the online guest book for Wayne at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.

Dennis Jones

Dennis D. Jones , 68, of Solon, died unexpectedly Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at his home. Family, friends and musicians gathered at the Mill in Iowa City on March 15 for a memorial and jam session. Burial with military honors was held at Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City on March 15. Dennis Dale Jones was born on Feb. 9, 1946, to Iola P. Carpenter Jones and James “Dale” Jones in Spirit Lake. He received his education in Milford, graduating from Milford High School in 1964. While in school, Dennis played in the band, was on the wrestling team and ran track. Dennis attended the University of Iowa.

Magdalen B. “Mag” Kasper

Magdalen B. “Mag” Kasper, 89, of Morse, died peacefully with her family at her side on Friday, March 14, 2014, at Solon Nursing Care Center.
Visitation was Tuesday at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service in Iowa City. Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday, March 19, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon, with Father James Vrba officiating.
Burial followed at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Iowa City.
Memorials may be directed to The Morse Community Club, St. Mary Church in Solon or The Mercy Foundation– The Legacy Award for Outstanding Nursing Care.

Mary Main

Mary Main, 89, of Walker, died peacefully Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Living Center West, Cedar Rapids. Services were held on March 15 at Zion Presbyterian Church, Coggon. Burial was at Coggon Cemetery, Coggon.
Survivors include her son, Terry (Julie) Main of Muscatine; sister, Alice Quint of Marshalltown; and grandchildren, Leslie (Chuy) Cardoza of Grimes, Michael Main of Urbandale, Molly Main (Travis Heuton) of North Liberty, and Megan Main (Nick Filipi) of Ames.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clifford “Lee” Main; granddaughter, Andrea Main; and sister, Emma Bacon.

George Leon Meyer

George Leon Meyer, 89, of Solon, died Friday, March 14, 2014 at home, surrounded by his loving family. Services were held Tuesday, March 18, at the Solon United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation was Monday at Brosh Chapel in Solon.

Mary Ryan

Mary Ryan, a resident of Emerson Point in Iowa City passed away March 10, 2014, at Windmill Manor Skilled Nursing Facility. A celebration of her life will be held in Kansas at a later date.

Phillip Travis

hillip D. Travis, 33, of North Liberty, passed away on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at UIHC. A memorial service was held on March 13 at Calvary Church in Muscatine with Pastor Dan Schoepf officiating. An inurnment service was held at Blue Grass Cemetery on March 13. A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home for North Liberty Community Pantry in Phillip’s name. Sympathy notes may be left for the family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.

Donna Willey

Donna Willey, 94, of Marion, died Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Living Center East, Cedar Rapids. Funeral Services were held March 11 at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Marion, by the Rev. Howard Chapman. Burial was at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.
Donna is survived by two sons, Gary (Sandy) Willey of Solon, and Dennis (Marlene) Willey of Cedar Rapids; five grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and eight step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin, who passed March 28, 1982.

Lura Winterowd

Lura Janette Winterowd, 88, of Cedar Rapids died peacefully Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Living Center West. Services were held March 7, at Teahen Funeral Home by the Rev. C.W. Slaton of the Cowboy Church. Burial was at Cedar Memorial Cemetery.

Wayne Horak

Wayne Lloyd Horak, 64, of Ely, formerly of Alburnett, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. A Celebration of Life will be March 15 at American Legion Hall in Central City. Burial will take place at a later date.
Survivors include his children, Spencer and Tracy; brothers, Craig (Danielle) Horak, Dale (Paula) Horak and Ron (Karl) Horak; sister, Barbara (Darald) Schultz; two grandchildren, Taylor Ann and Cole; and best friend Digger.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Ardis Horak.
Wayne was an avid gardener and outdoorsman. He will be missed by many.

Julia Miltner

ulia A. Dean Miltner, 96, longtime Lake Macbride and Melrose Meadows resident, died peacefully Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Lantern Park Care Center. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 7 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Iowa City, with Father John Spiegel officiating. Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Iowa City Hospice or Mayor’s Youth Empowerment Program.

Lida Sigg

Lida Mary (Slemmons) Sigg, 94, left this earth on her next journey on Feb. 22, 2014, after several months of declining health.
Lida Slemmons was born June 16, 1919, in rural Johnson County where she attended country schools, then University High School. She worked her way through college, graduating from the University of Iowa with a bachelor of arts degree in 1943. The Slemmons family lived and worked on farms in the Scott Township area, Cou Falls, and at businesses in Iowa City. Her work ethic, developed during the 1930s Depression, would prevail during her whole life.