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Obituaries

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.

Dorothy Strong

Dorothy (Gorman) Strong, 87, of O’Fallon, Ill., died July 29, 2013, at Mercy Hospice Center Iowa City.
Local survivors are nieces and nephew: Charlene (Al) Rozinek of West Branch; Phyllis (Steve) Black and Mike (Cathy) Fountain of Iowa City; Joyce Fountain of Tiffin; and Barb Fountain of Mt. Pleasant.
Preceeded in death by her husband Ed, parents, two brothers, sister Ethtyle Fountain, nephews Tom and Pat Fountain, nieces Marlene Teymer and Glennys O’Brien.

Jack Brazier

Jack S. Brazier “Silver Fox,” 81, of Cedar Rapids, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospital. A celebration of Jack’s life will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31, at O’Malley’s Pub.
Jack S. Brazier was born April 29, 1932, to Leo and Adeline Killen Brazier in Eau Claire, Wis. He attended Pillsbury Military Academy in Owatonna, Minn., Roosevelt High School and MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis. Jack worked for Iowa Manufacturing from 1954 until 1995. He was united in marriage to Arlene Frana on Dec. 22, 1963.

Arlene Brecht

Arlene F. Brecht, 96, died Friday, July 19, 2013, at the Vinton Lutheran Home.
Mass of Christian Burial was held July 24 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Vinton, with Father Ardel Barta as celebrant. Interment was at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Norway.