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Obituaries

John Grassi

John Ronald “Ron” Grassi, 75, of Iowa City, formerly of Coralville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. Visitation was Oct. 6 at Lensing’s Oak Hill in Coralville, followed by a memorial service. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Iowa City Hospice, the Arthritis Foundation or to the Coralville American Legion.

Robert Hining

Robert Hining, 72, formerly of Linn County, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at Davis County Hospital, Bloomfield. Private family burial will be at a later date in Odd Fellow Cemetery, Bloomfield.
Survivors include his brother, Charles (Janet) Hining of Swisher, three nieces, one nephew and two great-nieces.
Robert was born June 19, 1941, in Ottumwa, son of Hursel and Helen Hining. He worked for Amana Refrigeration as a rate analyst.
Please sign the online guest book for Robert at wwwmurdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.

Pamela Jones

Pamela R. (Heck) Jones, 51, of Iowa City, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Funeral services were held Oct. 3 at the Parkview Evangelical Free Church in Iowa City.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Pam’s memory to Leukemia and Lymphoma Research Institute.

Merle Kelley Sr.

Merle L. Kelley Sr., 69, of Cedar Rapids, went to be with Our Lord and Savior on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. Services were held Oct. 2 at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids, by the Rev. Mark Thomas. Burial was Oct. 2 at Wapello Cemetery, Wapello.

Elizabeth Picone

Elizabeth “Sis” Picone, 90, of North Liberty, passed away Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at the Solon Care Center. No services will be held at this time.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Visiting Nurse Association of Iowa City, Solon Care Center or The American Cancer Society.
Sis was born Sept. 23, 1923, in Oakland, Md., to Frank and Jenny Ponnozzi. She was a graduate of Curtis High School in Staten Island, N.Y. On June 6, 1944, Sis married Frank Picone in Staten Island. Sis was a homemaker.

Richard Worrell

Richard “Dick” Worrell, 79, of Cedar Rapids, passed peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at Grinnell Regional Hospital in Grinnell. Funeral Mass was Oct. 7 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids. The Rev. David Beckman and the Rev. Gerald Condon officiated. Burial was in Czech National Cemetery.

Grace Bronner

Grace M. Bronner, 85, of Decorah, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Decorah. Memorial Services were held Sept. 28 at the Congregational Church in Cresco.
Among survivors is a daughter, Cindy Bronner of Solon.

John Engledow

John W. Engledow, 89, of Swisher, passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. A memorial service celebrating John’s life was held Sept. 26 at the Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories with longtime friend, Bill Wright officiating.
Survivors include his sons, Pete (Tamara) of Mount Vernon and Scott (Christine) of Swisher. Also surviving are three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and two sisters.

Albert French

Albert L. “Bob” French, 83, formerly of Coggon, died Sun., July 21, 2013, at Spokane Hospice House, Spokane, Wash., following an extended illness.
Albert Leroy was born June 7, 1930, in Kellerton, to Leo and Dorothy (Treichler) French. He graduated from the Coggon High School, class of 1948, enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1949. He attended Cornell College and transferred to the University of Iowa, graduating in 1954. He spent much of his life in Colorado, where he loved the outdoors.

Lucille Meskimen

Lucille Loretta (Dellamuth) Meskimen, 85, of Shueyville, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at her home from complications with Alzheimer’s disease and other health problems. Graveside services were Sept. 27 at Sulek Cemetery near the family farm in Shueyville.
Lucille was born Sept. 19, 1928, in Marengo, the daughter of Mervin and Elise (Rotter) Dellamuth. She married Regis Victor Meskimen on April 15, 1947, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids. They had nine children. Lucille was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.

Edna Fitzsimmons

Edna Swick Fitzsimmons, 80, of Cedar Rapids, joined her mother Bessie and grandson Adam in heaven, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, after a courageous battle with scleroderma. Services were held Sept. 18 at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids, by Deacon LaVerne Flagel. Burial was in Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.

Keri Kulish

Keri Lee Kulish, 29, of Toddville, passed away peacefully in her sleep Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. Funeral Mass was Sept. 21 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.
Survivors include her parents, John and Kim Kulish of Toddville; brother, Keith Kulish; her aunts and uncles, Carol Ries of Phoenix, Ariz., Juli and Chris Reed of Everett, Wash., Terri Crissinger of Mesa, Ariz., Steve and Chris Troendle of Swisher and Traci and Kevin Freeburg of Omaha, Neb.