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Obituaries

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.

Dora L. Stochl

Dora L. Stochl, 96 of Solon, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at the Solon Nursing Care Center. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Brosh Chapel in Solon, with burial to follow in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday at Brosh Chapel.
Dora was born July 27, 1917, in Marengo, the daughter of George and Mary Schultz. Dora married Frank Stochl on Oct. 3, 1951, in Marengo.
Dora is survived by her daughter Linda (Ed) Walters and grandson Travis.
She was preceded in death by her husband Frank, her parents, twin brothers Ervin and Everett, and her sister Vera Grimm.

John Baird

John Michael “Mike” Baird was born Sept. 6, 1943, in Fort Worth, Texas to John and Mary Baird. He succumbed to leukemia Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013.
To say Mike lived an adventurous life might be an understatement. He was a military veteran, a small-business owner (Modular Furniture Services of Rock Island, Ill.) and a Harley rider, a passion he shared with his much-lived daughter, Amy.
His raw sense of humor and blatant honesty instantly drew you to him– or pushed you away. You were lucky if you chose the former. Mike will be remembered for his generosity and his unwavering loyalty.

Keith Cope

Keith A. Cope, 86, of Marion, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at Jones County Regional Medical Center, Anamosa. Funeral Service was held Aug. 13 at Murdoch Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Marion. Burial was in Friends Cemetery, Whittier.
Survivors include his son, Michael Cope of Springville; daughter, Kelly Parker of California; three grandchildren, Adela Cope of Iowa city, Ariel Cope of North Liberty and Calvin Cope of Cedar Rapids; brother, Curt (Winifred) Cope of Springville; and many other loving family members.