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Obituaries

Eugene Reynolds

Eugene “Gene” W. Reynolds, 72, of Hills, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at Mercy Hospice in Iowa City.
A memorial service was held Sept. 17 at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Memorial contributions can be made to Mercy Hospice (Mercy Foundation) or American Diabetes Association. Online condolences can be sent to his family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.

Gina Schmadeke

Gina Schmadeke was born Aug. 9, 1966, in Waterloo. She died Aug. 31, 2013, in Marshfield, Wis. She is survived by her children Brianna Wagner, Megan and Marcus, and granddaughter Violet Wagner. A Memorial Mass will be offered for her at St. Mary’s Church in Solon on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 11 a.m.
She was the daughter of Charles and Ellen Schmadeke, and sibling of Brian, Kara and Mary Schmadeke-Paterson. Please join us in remembering her joyful presence in our lives.

James Schnoes

James H. Schnoes, 83, died Thursday, Sept. 5 at Countryview Care Center in North Liberty surrounded by his family.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Sept. 9 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father John Spiegel officiating. Visitation was Sept. 8 in Coralville, where a Vigil Service was held. Graveside Services with Military Honors was held Sept. 10 at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery near Adel. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the James Schnoes Memorial Fund.

Donnie Shull

Donnie E. Shull, 72, of North Liberty, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Funeral Services were held Sept. 9 at Lensing Funeral Home in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Donnie Shull Memorial Fund.
Donnie was born on Aug. 28, 1941, in Washington, the son of Donald and Mildred (Cook) Shull. After moving to Iowa City at a young age, Donnie grew up and attended schools in Iowa City and continued to remain a resident of the Iowa City area throughout his life.

Rose Brenneman

A celebration of life for Rose M. (Emde) Brenneman, 90, of Kalona, was held Sept. 6, at the Kalona Mennonite Church. Burial was in Memory Gardens in Iowa City. A memorial fund has been established for the Iowa Lion’s Eye Bank at 2346 Mormon Trek Blvd., Ste. 1500, Iowa City, IA 52246 and Iowa City Hospice at 1025 Wade St., Iowa City, IA 52240. Rose Brenneman died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.
Local survivors include former daughter-in-law, Sue Brenneman of North Liberty.

Corey Hagen

Corey D. Hagen, 47, died suddenly Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Funeral services were held Sept. 3 at Grace Community Church in North Liberty, with the Rev. Brooks Simpson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Corey Hagen Memorial Fund.
Corey was born Sept. 29, 1965, in Iowa City, the son of Kenneth Hagen and Jean Hall Hagen. He was a 1984 graduate of City High School, where he played football, baseball and golf. Corey attended AIB in Des Moines.

Charlotte Olga Pavelka Meroshek

Charlotte Olga Pavelka Meroshek 94, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at Hallmark Care and Rehabilitation Center, Mount Vernon. Mass of Christian Burial was held Sept. 6, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church by the Rev. John Flaherty. Charlotte will be buried at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, rural Solon.

Donna M. Middendorf

Donna M. Middendorf, 82, of Solon, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at her home. Per her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded and a Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Brosh Chapel, Solon. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service beginning at 10 a.m. Following interment at the Oakland Cemetery, a luncheon will be held at noon at the Solon United Methodist Church for family and friends.

Darlene Monroe

day, Sept. 1, 2013, at her daughter’s home in North Liberty. Memorial services were held Sept. 8 at Christ United Methodist Church in Belle Plaine, with the Rev. Steve Hubbell presiding. Inurnment followed at Ridgewood Cemetery in North Liberty.
Darlene is survived by her husband, Murray, now of North Liberty; her daughter, Becky (Mike Palmer) of North Liberty; her favorite granddog, Misty; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Pecenka of Traer.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

Dorothy Overton

Dorothy Louise Overton, 77, of Iowa City, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.
A graveside memorial service was held Sept. 7 at the Donnellson Evangelical Cemetery in Donnellson, with the Rev. Dr. Barrie Tritle officiating.
Dorothy was born May 23, 1936, in Palo Alto, Calif., the daughter of Nicholas and Hazel (Schock) Sparsman. She moved to Donnellson, with her family as a young child. She was a 1954 graduate of Donnellson High School, where she participated in several activities, including basketball, drama and band.

Josephine Rompot

Josephine S. Rompot, 97, of Cedar Rapids, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at her daughter’s home in Swisher. Services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids. Burial will follow in Czech National Cemetery.

Marjorie A. Zeman

Marjorie A. Zeman, 85, of Solon, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at the Solon Care Center. Mass of Christian Burial was Sept. 9 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon, with burial in Oakland Cemetery.
Marjorie was born May 11, 1928 in rural Solon, the daughter of Frank G. and Tillie (Chaloupka) Reif. She married Robert “Bob” Zeman on Oct. 9, 1946. Marjorie worked at Russells Guide as the mailing department manager for over 53 years, retiring in 1997. She was a member of the Eagles and Moose Club in Iowa City, St. Mary’s and St. Wenceslaus Catholic Churches.