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Obituaries

Lois Macken

Lois Mae Martin Macken, 84, of Iowa City and formerly of Ames, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, while a patient at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral services were Dec. 16 at First Baptist Church in Ames with burial following at Rose Hill Cemetery in Manson.
Lois was born on March 22, 1929, on the family farm near Fort Dodge; the daughter of Clarence and Wilda King Martin. Lois graduated from Fort Dodge High School in 1947 and married Robert R. Macken on Dec. 22, 1946, in Fort Dodge. She worked at Hach Companies in Ames until her retirement in 1986. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

Mary Lou Sterba

Mary Lou Sterba, 67, of West Branch, died Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at Crestview Nursing and Rehab Center from complications of ALS.
 Funeral Services were held Dec. 11 where the Rev. Ed Fitzpatrick officiated. Burial followed at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Iowa City. Instead of flowers, memorials can be directed to the Mary Lou Sterba Memorial Fund.

Joan Baker

Joan Baker, 83, of Cedar Rapids, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at the Meth-Wick Community following an extended illness. Funeral Service was held on Dec. 6 at River of Life Worship Center. Interment will be at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Joan Baker was born Oct. 3, 1930, in Festina, the daughter of Clem and Bertha (Miller) Gardner. She was united in marriage to Larry Baker on April 18, 1973, in Illinois. The three things that were most important to Joan were her family, her faith, and living life to its fullest. She will be greatly missed.

Richard Brown

Richard (Dick) Brown of Iowa City died peacefully on the morning of Dec. 3, 2013. Memorial Services were held Dec. 6 at First Presbyterian Church, Iowa City, with the Rev. Sam Massey officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to First Presbyterian Church or to Iowa City Hospice.

John Hall

John Thomas Hall, 62, of Dacula, Ga., passed away on Nov. 21, 2013, surrounded by loving family and friends. He was born in Portage, Wis., on Feb. 21, 1951. He worked in feed manufacturing at Growmark and Southern States from 1970 until 2013.
John is survived by his wife of 43 years, Terry Amrhein Hall; son, Tom (Jenny and grandsons Brady and Jordan) Hall of Nixa, Mo.; daughter, Wendy (Jason and granddaughter Corissa) Gavin of North Liberty; mother Paula Hall of Dover, Ark.; sister Vicki (Doug) Hall of Hector, Ark.; brother Tim (Laura) Hall of Red Oak, Texas.

John Howell

John E. Howell, 69, of Hazleton, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.
John was born on Nov. 19, 1944, in Meadville, Pa. the son of Grover C. and Mary Alice (Clark) Howell. He was raised in the Meadville area and later moved to Lisbon, living in the area until moving to the Independence/Hazleton area in 1997. John was employed as a Communication Engineer, with the CCE Company in Cedar Rapids, prior to his retirement.
On Aug. 29, 1988, John and the former Linda L. Goldsworth were united in marriage in Memphis, Mo.

Beverly Mahoney

Beverly Mahoney, 83 of Oxford, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, surrounded by her family.
Funeral services were held Dec. 7 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oxford, followed with burial at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Visitation was held Friday at the church, concluding with a parish vigil service. A memorial fund has been established in Beverly’s memory. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.

Ruth Newman

Ruth Ione Newman, 79, of the Coralville area died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.
Memorial services were held Dec. 5 at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. Burial will be at a later date in Monmouth, Ill. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in her memory. Online condolences may be sent for Ruth’s family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.

John Edmind Wagner

John Edmund Wagner, 72, of North Liberty, passed away on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at the Lantern Park Nursing and Rehab Center in Coralville. As were his wishes, John will be cremated with graveside services to be held at Garrett Cemetery, near What Cheer, at a later date. Friends may send condolences or sign the online guestbook at www.hollandcoblefuneralhomes.com.

John T. Hall

John T. Hall, 62, formally of Iowa City, passed away on November 21, 2013. He worked for Growmark and Southern States from 1970 to 2013.
John is survived by his wife of 43 years, Terry; son, Tom (Jenny, grandsons Brady and Jordan) of Nixa, MO; daughter, Wendy (Jason, granddaughter Corissa) Gavin of North Liberty, IA.
A time of fellowship celebrating John's life will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2013, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in North Liberty, IA from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Raymond Bollman

Raymond Moody Bollman, 80, of Swisher, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at Honey Creek Cottages in Swisher. Private memorial services will be held at a later date.
Ray is survived by his wife, Joanne; three children, Patrick (Kathy) Bollman, Julie Bollman, and Lisa (Todd) Lenth; five grandchildren; three stepchildren, Deb (Dan) Covell-Dalziel, Steve (Brenda) Carter, and Brian (Luanne) Carter; six step grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren.
Raymond was born May 15, 1933, in Ione, the son of Lawrence and Helen (Krambeer) Bollman.

William Chansky

William Charles Chansky, 79, of Olathe, Kan. died Nov. 9, 2013, of pulmonary fibrosis at Kansas City Hospice House following a lengthy stay at the KU Medical Center.