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Obituaries

David James Bucklin

David James Bucklin of Solon passed away Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Iowa City after a three-month battle with cancer, at the age of 66.
David is survived and dearly loved by his wife Julie Anne Barrett; children Mason Henry Bucklin, Laura Barrett Bucklin and John James Bucklin; mother Mildred Mae Stevens; brother John Mason Bucklin; and sisters Ann Elizabeth Bucklin and Mary Lynn Bucklin. He was preceded in death by his father, James Eugene Bucklin.

David James Bucklin

David James Bucklin of Solon, Iowa, passed away, after a three-month battle with cancer, in Iowa City on Sat., Aug. 1, 2015, at the age of 66.
David is survived and dearly loved by his wife Julie Anne Barrett; children Mason Henry Bucklin, Laura Barrett Bucklin and John James Bucklin; mother Mildred Mae Stevens; brother John Mason Bucklin; and sisters Ann Elizabeth Bucklin and Mary Lynn Bucklin. He was preceded in death by his father, James Eugene Bucklin.

Matthew Toman

Matthew Phillip Toman, 26, of Cedar Rapids, passed away on July 24, 2015, in Peoria, Ill., following a motorcycle accident. A memorial service was held Tuesday, July 28, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids.

Evelyn M. Blum

Evelyn Marie Blum, 96, of Solon, passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at the Solon Nursing Care Center (SNCC) in Solon. Evelyn’s family would like to extend a special thanks to the Solon Nursing Care Center staff for the love and care she received as a member of the SNCC family since 2009.
Visitation for Evelyn was held on Monday, July 20, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown. Memorial services were held on Tuesday, July 21, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Haverhill.

Gladys June King

Gladys June King, 91, of Solon, died peacefully Sunday, July 5, 2015, at the Solon Nursing Care Center. Visitation was held Wednesday, July 8, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Solon where there was a time of remembrance. Burial was in Memory Gardens in Iowa City.

Wilma Skripsky

Wilma Sophia Skripsky, 88, of Cedar Rapids, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 1 at MeadowView Assisted Living.
Celebration of Life Services were held be Monday, July 6 at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids, with Pastor Karen Ullestad presiding. Burial followed in Cedar Memorial Cemetery. Visitation was held prior to the services at Brosh Chapel.
Wilma was born Sept. 2, 1926 in Solon, the daughter of Joseph and
Sophia (Konecny) Hajek. She graduated from Franklin High School in Cedar Rapids. She married Lumir L. Skripsky on July 11, 1946 in Ely. He died on April 19, 1988.

Lawrence “Larry” Dvorsky

Lawrence “Larry” Edward Dvorsky, 78, of Rochester, Minn., formerly of Solon, died Monday, June 22, 2015, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Funeral Mass was held Monday, June 29, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon. Burial followed in St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation was held Sunday, June 28, at Brosh Chapel in Solon.

David Jindrich

David G. Jindrich, 68, died peacefully at his home Monday, June 22, 2015.
Funeral Services were held Friday, June 26, at Grace United Methodist Church in Tiffin with Rev. Beverly Marshall Goodell officiating. Visitation was held afterward at the church.
David is survived by his loving wife, LaDonna; cousins Delores Hawkins and Robert Jindrich; mother and father-in-law, Patti Townsend Jeffery (Richard); brother and sister-in-law, Theresa (Mike) Robertson and Timothy (Lori) Townsend; nieces, nephews and his four legged companions, Rowdy, Festus and Daisy.

Marcia Robertson

Marcia Robertson
Marcia Robertson, 99, of Washington, passed away Friday, June 12, 2015, at the Halcyon House in Washington.

Marjorie Maxine Johnston

Marjorie Maxine Johnston was born Dec. 26, 1921, in Keokuk County, the daughter of Otto Earl and Malinda Effie (Norman) Lockridge. She graduated from Millersburg High School in 1939, William Penn College with a Bachelor of Arts in Education and attended two years of graduate school at the University of Northern Iowa and the University of Iowa. On Dec. 20, 1941, Marjorie was united in marriage to Wade Dean Johnston in Kirksville, Mo. Together they farmed in the White Pigeon and Green Valley areas before moving to town in 1954. They spent 12 years wintering in Texas.

Gary Kloubec

Gary Lee Kloubec, 69, of Amana passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, from pancreatic cancer at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. Funeral mass took place Friday, May 22, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oxford. Burial followed in Hala Cemetery near Walford. Visitation was held with a vigil and sharing on Thursday, May 21, at Clover Ridge United Methodist Church in Walford, located at Highway 151. Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids is in charge of arrangements.

Gertrude Swanson

Gertrude I. Swanson, 97, of Lone Tree, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at the Pleasantview Home in Kalona. Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 23, at the Sorden-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Lone Tree. Burial was in the Lone Tree Cemetery. Following committal services at the cemetery, a time of food and fellowship was held at the United Presbyterian Church in Lone Tree. Visitation was on Saturday, May 23, at the funeral home.