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Obituaries

Iva Mae Van Baale

Iva Mae Frazer Van Baale, 89, left this life on Feb. 6, 2014. She was born Nov. 12, 1924, to Vern L. and Mable Ann (Churchill) Frazer in Prairie City.
As a young child, she accepted Christ as her Savior and joined the Methodist Church in Prairie City. Later she transferred to First United Methodist Church in Jacksboro, Texas, where she remained a faithful member.
Iva Mae married Harold Van Baale on Nov. 14, 1943, in Prairie City. They had two sons, Harold Eugene (Gene) and Joseph Lester (Joe.)

Marian Villhauer

Marian (Maisie) Villhauer, 87, passed on to eternal life on Feb. 2, 2014, with her family by her bedside at the Oaknoll Health Care Center. Funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 7 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with Father John Spiegel officiating. Memorial contributions may be directed to The Alzheimer’s Association.

Melvin Warnke

Melvin O. Warnake, 78, of Norway, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Funeral Services were held Feb. 6 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Walford with the Rev. Travis Borkosky officiating. Burial with Military Honors was at Floral Hills Cemetery, rural Oelwein. Memorials may be contributed to Trinity Lutheran Church, Walford.

Mary Zenishek

Mary Eva Zenishek, 79, of Solon died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. Memorial Services were held Feb. 8 at the Brosh Chapel, Solon. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date.

Carol Barkalow

Carol Lee Barkalow, 72, of North Liberty, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.
Funeral services were held Feb. 4 at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Burial was at Ridgewood Cemetery in North Liberty. Memorials in Carol’s memory can be made to Mercy Hospital, through the Mercy Foundation. Online condolences can be sent to her family at www.gayandciha.com.

Joyce Duffy

Joyce A. Duffy, 83, of rural Solon, passed away at home on Jan. 28, 2014. Mass of Christian Burial was held Feb. 3 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. The Rev. Gary Beckman officiated. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Joyce Duffy Memorial.

Paul Grecian

Paul Nelson Grecian, 91, of Marshalltown, formerly of Lone Tree, passed away Jan. 22, 2014, at Iowa River Hospice of Marshalltown.
He was born June 25, 1922, to Riley and Dora Grecian. He grew up in Highland Township, Washington County, helping on the family farm and sawmill.

Earl Keyser

Earl L. Keyser, 70, of North Liberty, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at Windmill Manor in Coralville, following a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. To further the research for Parkinson’s disease, Earl chose to donate his body to the University of Iowa Deeded Body Program. No public services will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Holy Trinity Church of North Liberty, or to Hospice Compassus.

Marvin Klahn Sr.

Marvin H. Klahn, Sr., 89, of Cedar Rapids, died Sunday Jan. 26, 2014, at Living Center West, Cedar Rapids. Services were held on Jan. 31 at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids, by Chaplain Mike Salgenweit-Coffman. Military honors were provided by American Legion Post # 727. Burial will be at Linwood Cemetery at a later date.
Survivors in include his sons, Marvin H. Klahn, Jr. of Solon, and William L. “Bill” Klahn of Cedar Rapids; four grandchildren; and a great granddaughter.

Leonard Lisk

Harold Leonard Lisk, 84, died at Vista Wood Care Center in Ottumwa. He was born Jan. 24, 1929, to Harry and Beryl (Thatcher) Lisk near Delta. He graduated from Delta High School in 1947. Leonard started to farm with his dad and worked at John Morrell. He served in the U. S. Air Force from 1950 until 1955. After his discharge he returned to farming and working at John Morrell until its closing in 1973. He farmed until 1983. He married Martha Jean Tanner and they later divorced. Later he was employed at the University Hospital for 13 years and retired in 1994.

Hildegarde Lueck

Hildegarde A. Lueck of Dyersville and formerly of New Vienna died peacefully on Jan. 23, 2014, in her home at the Ellen Kennedy Living Center in Dyersville, surrounded by her family.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Jan. 27 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in New Vienna, with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. John O’Connor officiated.

Clara Leitzinger Schoderbek

Clara Leitzinger Schoderbek, 78, of Solon died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, from complications of cancer. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Solon with Fr. James Vrba officiating. There will be a gathering for friends and family following the service in the church hall. Burial will be in Clearfield, Pa. at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Clara’s name with the American Bird Conservancy, P.O. Box 249, The Plains, VA, 20198-2237 or www.abcbirds.org.