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Obituaries

George Miller

George C. Miller, 98, of Elkader, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at the Elkader Care Center.
Survivors include his daughter, Georgana (Alan) Johnson of Elkader; grandchildren, Kristine A. (Jonathan) Feist of Cedar Rapids and Gregory A. (Abby) Johnson of North Liberty; great-grandchildren, Andrew Feist, Allie Frist, Alana Johnson, Avery Johnson and Archer Johnson.
Mass of Christian Burial was Aug. 29 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Elkader. The Celebrant was the Rev. Paul R. Peters. Interment was in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery Elkader.

Bett Jean Oglesby

Betty Jean Oglesby was peacefully ushered into the Lord’s presence on Aug. 22, 2013, at Mercy Hospital with family by her side. She was a loving mother of five children and thirteen grandchildren. She was born on Dec. 19, 1933, in Sandusky, Ohio, to Robert and Frances Butts. She graduated from Miami University in 1955 with a bachelor’s degree in education. The photo is from her college years when an active member of Pi Beta Phi sorority.

Dora Stochl

Dora Louise Stochl, 96, of Solon, passed away on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at the Solon Nursing Care Center.
Funeral services were held Aug. 28 at Brosh Chapel in Solon with burial in Oakland Cemetery in Solon.
Dora was born on July 27, 1917, in Marengo, the daughter of George and Mary Schultz. She graduated from Marengo High School in 1935 and taught school at Hazel Green, Northwest of Solon, from 1949 to 1950. She married Frank Stochl on Oct. 3, 1951, at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in rural Marengo. They farmed Southwest of Solon near Lake Macbride all their married life.

Michael Tibbetts

Michael Warfield Tibbetts, 44, son of Richard Tibbetts (Joan McMillan) of North Liberty, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at UIHC. No services are planned. Memorials may be directed to Uptown Bills, 730 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City, IA 52240. Condolences may be sent to www.lensingfuneral.com.

Dennis Moomey

Dennis L. Moomey, 60, of Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at his home. A memorial gathering was held Sept. 3 at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation in Cedar Rapids.
Born May 18, 1953, in Cedar Rapids, Dennis was the son of Elmus and Lenore (Peyton) Moomey. In 1971, he graduated from Cedar Rapids Prairie High School. He married Peggy Lindsey in 1972. They later divorced. Dennis worked for 43 years as a delivery driver for Dr. Pepper Snapple group.

Abbey Banh

Abbey Jean Almelien Banh, 34, of Iowa City, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013. A Memorial Service was held Aug. 23 at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Iowa City.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Abbey Jean Almelien Banh Memorial Fund to be directed for future nursing scholarships at Luther College.

Terry Galvin

Terry R. Galvin of Iowa City died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at his home, comforted by family. Funeral services were Aug. 24 at Unity Center of Cedar Rapids.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Iowa City Hospice.
Online condolences can be left at www.cedarmemorial.com.

Shirley Giannini

Shirley May Minnick Giannini, 87, of Mount Vernon, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, in the Solon Care Center. There is to be a private family viewing.
Surviving Shirley are her children, Anthony “Tony” (Janet) of Manchester, Joseph (Cynthia) of Mount Vernon, Margaret “Marnie” Kounkel of Tucson, Ariz., and Ann Giannini of Cedar Rapids; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother, Donald Minnick of Albany, Ore.
In lieu of flowers, Shirley would be honored to have a donation made in her name to an animal shelter or rescue.

Richard Harger

Richard “Dick” E. Harger, 83, of Ely, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. Services were held Aug. 24 at First Presbyterian Church near Ely. Burial followed in the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Linda Hoefer

Linda Mae Hoefer, 73, a resident of Northbrook Manor Care, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospital following a brief illness. Private family services were held Aug. 19. Interment was in Czech National Cemetery.
Survivors include her daughter, Lisa (Alan) Hoefer Kalell of Colorado Springs, Colo.; her grandchildren, Jordan and Lindsey; her brother, Ray (Susie) Vecerka of Cedar Rapids; her brothers-in-law, Charles Hoefer, Cedar Rapids, and Art and Karen Hoefer, Swisher; and many nieces and nephews.

Robert “Bob” C. Slaymaker

Robert “Bob” C. Slaymaker, 75, died peacefully Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics surrounded by his family.
Funeral services will be held Aug. 23 at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service with Father John Spiegel officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Solon. In lieu of flowers friends may contribute to the Bob Slaymaker Memorial Fund or the charity of their choice.

Madeline Sperry

Madeline Marie Sperry, 91, of Cedar Rapids, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at MeadowView Memory Care Village, Cedar Raids. Services were held Aug. 26 at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids, conducted by the Rev. William B. Harnish. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Williamsburg.