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Obituaries

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.

Donald Ellison

Donald Leo Ellison Sr., 92, died Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at the Anamosa Care Center. Services were held July 26 at Goettsch Funeral Home in Anamosa. Pastor Jim May officiated at the service. Interment was at Riverside Cemetery in Anamosa.
Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left at www.goettschonline.com.

Georgia Langton

Georgia Marine Langton, 82, of Cedar Rapids, died at Heritage Nursing and Rehab Center on Saturday, July 20, 2013. Services were held July 23 at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories, by the Rev. Claire Leonard. Interment was in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include her children, Patricia (Scott) Canterbury, Richard (Diane) Langton Sr., and Lawrence (Pam) Langton, all of Cedar Rapids, and Charles (Debra) Langton of Ely; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and three sisters-in-law, Cris Leonard, Betty Langton and Shirley Langton.

John Redlinger

John V. Redlinger, 93, of Solon, formerly of Harper, died Saturday, July 20, 2013, at the Solon Care Center.
John was born July 30, 1919, in Harper, to John and Clara (Sondag) Redlinger. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. On Oct. 10, 1945, he married Marian Theresa Fritz at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in East Pleasant Plain.

Charles Plank

Charles Plank, 76, of Columbus Junction, died Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at Colonial Manor in Columbus Junction after a brief illness with cancer. Funeral services were held July 27 at Columbus Junction United Methodist Church. Pastor Al Coffin officiated. Burial was in the Columbus City Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to the Columbus Community School FFA Scholarship Program or the Iowa State University Ag Scholarship Foundation in memory of Chuck.
Sympathy notes may be left to the family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.

Sandra Mulcahey

Sandra “Sandy” Mulcahey, 64, of Danville, Ill., passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family and close friend on Saturday, July 27, 2013.

James Robertson

James Milton Robertson, 69, of Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in Evergreen Estates Assisted Living. Services were held July 29 at Trinity Lutheran Church, by the Rev. David Miller. Burial was in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Sumner.

Calvin D. Freese

Calvin D. Freese, 68, of Solon, died Thursday, July 18, 2013. A time for friends and family to gather will be from 3-4 p.m., Saturday, July 27, at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Inurnment with military honors will follow at Oakland Cemetery in Solon. Memorials can be made to the Calvin Freese Memorial Fund. Online condolences can be sent to Calvin’s family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.

Coranel Frieden

Coranel (Rothlisberger) Frieden, 95, of Elgin, died Monday, July 15, 2013, at Bartels Lutheran Retirement Center in Waverly.
She was born Jan. 1, 1918, to Walter Simon and Jessie Nell (Probert) Rothlisberger in Illyria Township, Fayette County. She graduated from Elgin High School in 1934 and from Iowa State Teachers College in 1936.
Coranel was united in marriage with Floyd Joseph Frieden on Sept. 4, 1939, in the stone house in Illryria Township. Five children were born to this union. Coranel was a homemaker and a substitute teacher, and helped on the farm.