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Obituaries

Beverly Yoder

Beverly A. “Bev” Yoder, 77, of Iowa City, died Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at Windmill Manor in Coralville. Funeral Services were held Aug. 17 at Lensing Funeral Service in Iowa City. Pastor Barie Tritle officiated. The eulogy was written by Jan Dougherty and was read on her behalf at the service. Burial followed at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City.
Instead of flowers, memorials may be directed to First United Methodist Church, Iowa City Hospice or Hospice Compassus– for their Music Therapy Program.

Richard Benner

Richard C. Benner, 77, of North Liberty, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2013, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. He had worked for the City of Iowa City for many years in the streets department.
His family includes six children, Roxann Hostetler, Mark Benner, Jeff Benner, Ronnie Benner, Laurie Benner and Debbie Benner; 13 grandchildren including Jasmine Benner, who Richard helped raise since her childhood, and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and wife, Barbara in 2001.

Betty Burmeister

Betty Joyce Burmeister, 81, of Dysart, died Aug. 1, 2013, at Keystone Care Center in Keystone after a short illness.
Betty was born at her home in Irving, on Feb. 11, 1932. Her parents were Lester and Blanche Fullmer. She married Virgil Keith Burmeister on Jan. 27, 1951, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. They farmed for 42 years and retired in 1996.

Ruth Estes

Ruth E. Estes, 94, of Rushford, Minn., formerly of Ely, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford after a short illness. Per Ruth’s request there will be no service or visitation. Burial was in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Ruth was born Oct. 14, 1918, in Granger, Minn., the daughter of John and Maude Vought Riehl. She married James R. Estes on July 10, 1948, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Jim passed away in 2009.

Theresa Fetters

Theresa Marie Fetters, 46, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, ending a courageous battle with cancer.
Funeral services were held Aug. 9 at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service, with burial following at Memory Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Theresa’s memory. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.

Virginia Krob

Virginia Lee “Ginny” Gray Krob of Mount Vernon, formerly of Mechanicsville, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, in her home. Funeral Mass was held Aug. 10, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Mount Vernon. Ginny was buried at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Lisbon.

Jerry Morlan

Jerry L. Morlan, 71, of North Liberty, died Monday at the Mercy Hospice Unit at Mercy Iowa City.
Jerry’s wishes were to be cremated. Private family services will be held. Condolences and well wishes may be sent directly to the family. Instead of flowers, the family requests memorials to the Mercy Hospice Unit at Mercy Iowa City or Iowa City Hospice.

Russell Patterson

Russell W. Patterson, 91, of Cedar Rapids, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, after a short illness at Silver Pines Assisted Living Center, Cedar Rapids. Services were held Aug. 8 at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids, conducted by Pastor David Dyrland. Burial was at Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, with military rites.

Sandy Powell

Sandy Powell, 73, of rural North Liberty died at her home Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013.
Memorial services will be held Aug. 14 at the First United Methodist Church in North Liberty. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in her memory to the First United Methodist Church of North Liberty.

Deborah Steva

Deborah Jean Steva, 66, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids following a four-year battle with cancer. Funeral services were held Aug. 10 at the United Church of Monticello, with interment at Monona Cemetery, Monona. The Rev. Edwin Moreano officiated at the services.
Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left at goettschonline.com.

John Haddy

John M. Haddy, 54, of Cedar Rapids, died of cancer Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, Hiawatha. Services were held July 30 and 31 at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Father Fred Shaheen officiated. Burial was in St. George Cemetery.
John was born April 30, 1959, in Cedar Rapids. He graduated from Washington High School and later received his undergraduate and master’s degrees from University of Northern Iowa. He taught at Kirkwood Community College for more than 20 years.

Helmut ‘Hal’ Knolmayer

Helmut “Hal” Knolmayer, 67, of Granger, passed from this life on Thursday, July 18, 2013. A prayer service was held on July 22 at Iles Funeral Homes in Madrid.
Hal was born on May 28, 1946 in Dornbirn, Austria, to Edmund and Anna (Farkas) Knolmayer. He was a 1966 graduate of Woodward-Granger High School, where he shined as a football player. Hal was employed as a detail painter with Massey Ferguson in Des Moines, until they closed. He then worked in construction. May he rest in peace.