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Obituaries

Mary Oldfather

Mary Lehman Williams Oldfather, 94, of Manchester, died Oct. 4, 2013. She was born Dec. 27, 1918, to James Williams and Amelia Lehman. She was the eldest of three children with her brother, Robert C. Williams, and sister, Margaret Williams Loghey. After graduating from Fairbank High School, Mary went on to Upper Iowa University, graduating with a teaching degree in music. She taught her entire life.

John Shimon

John C. Shimon, 75, longtime resident of Iowa City, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at Mercy Iowa City. A celebration of John’s life was held October 12 at the Iowa City VFW, Post 3949.
Memorials in John’s name can be made to the Iowa City Animal Shelter.

Diane Bys

Diane Marie Bys, 58, of Shueyville, passed away surrounded by her family on Oct. 1, 2013, from angiosarcoma. Celebration of Life services were held Oct. 5 at Brosh Chapel.
Diane was the first-born child to Richard and Mildred (Pospisil) Kuda, on March 27, 1955, in Cedar Rapids. Diane married James Bys on Aug. 28, 1970, in Cedar Rapids. They made their home in Shueyville with their daughter, Terri, and son, Matthew.

Anna Kay (Mathias) Fordice

Anna Kay (Mathias) Fordice, 79, of Solon, died Sunday Oct. 6, 2013, at her home. Memorial services will be held at noon Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Brosh Chapel- Solon, located at 100 S. Cedar St. Visitation will be from 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday at Brosh Chapel. Inurnment will be in Shueyville Cemetery.
Kay was born on Aug. 24, 1934, in New Hampton to Gilbert “Mike” and Aileen (Mitchell) Mathias. She married Louis Fordice on Oct. 16, 1953, in Shueyville. Kay worked as a clerk for the Johnson County Assessor before retiring in 1996.

Rita Gassmann

Rita M. Gassmann, 90, of Dyersville, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at Oak Crest Manor in Dyersville. Services were held Oct. 2 at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. Noah Diehm officiated.
Rita was born Feb. 16, 1923, in Petersburg, the daughter of Alphonse and Susan (Grawe) Kerkhoff. She married Arnold Joseph Gassmann on Nov. 12, 1946, in Petersburg. Together they raised seven children. He preceded her in death in 1974. She later married Clarence Gassmann on April 28, 1995, and he also preceded her in death in 1996.

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.