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Obituaries

Steven Hunter

Steven Hunter, 62, North Liberty, died Thursday, May 16, 2013, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, following a brief illness. Graveside services were held May 20 at Wyoming Cemetery, Wyoming. Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello is caring for the family.
Surviving are two daughters, Kathy (Michael) Rennhack, Coloma, Mich., and Kari (Matt) Miller, Hudson; six siblings, Dean (Sue) Hunter, Marion, Marvin (Kim) Hunter, Martelle, Carol (Lloyd) Lorenzen, Center Junction, Ed Hunter, Waldorf, Minn., Karen Picray, Monticello, and Sharon (Mike) Boner, West Chester.

Bernice Werner

Bernice Matilda Elizabeth (Burmeister) Werner went to be with her lord on Thursday, May 9, 2013. Services were held May 16 at the Solon United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.
Bernice was born to John and Clara Burmeister on Sept. 23, 1922, in Lowden. The family moved to Clarence, where she attended a country school. Bernice helped on the farm and with her younger siblings.
Bernice moved to Iowa City where she married Robert “Roy” Werner on Dec. 19, 1945. She worked as a homemaker, enjoying gardening, canning, cooking, sewing and especially making pie.

Jeanette Marie Pentico

Jeanette Marie (Jordan) Pentico, 65, of Marion, died Thursday, May 16, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, following a sudden illness. Funeral service was held on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Marion, by Rev. Gregory Williamson. Burial was at Troy Mills Cemetery, rural Troy Mills.

Julia Hromidko

Julia Hromidko, 84, passed peacefully following a short illness Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Celebration of Life was held May 17 at St. Ludmila’s Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids. Burial was in Blain Cemetery near Swisher.
She was born in Ely on May 3, 1929, to Frank and Lottie (Bednashek) Hartl. She married Charles Hromidko on Sept. 23, 1946, in Cedar Rapids. Julia and Charles began raising their family near Ely and built their later life near Swisher, where they farmed until retirement.

Steven Downey

Steven J. Downey, 64, of Marion, died of cancer on Monday, May 13, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospital. Graveside services with military rites were held May 17 at the Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy; two daughters, Julie Downey of North Liberty and Valerie (Dan) Morey of Mundelein, Ill.; a stepsister, Becky Hautzinger of Nebraska; and three stepbrothers, Steve Downey of California, Doug Downey of Texas and Jeff Downey of Colorado.
He is also survived by two grandchildren, Caitlin and Meghan.

Robert C. Davis

Robert C. Davis, age 81, of Williamsburg, formerly of Marengo, died Friday, May 17, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. Funeral Mass was held Monday, May 20, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Marengo with Fr. Joseph Roost officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Marengo, with military honors. A memorial fund has been established.

Janice Dauenbaugh

Janice “Jan” Dauenbaugh, 83, of Cedar Rapids, died Saturday, May 11, 2013, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, Hiawatha. Funeral services were held May 18, at Teahen Funeral Home, officiated by the Rev. Emily Haight. Burial was in Palo Cemetery, Palo.

Orville Bahr

Orville Dale Bahr, 73, of Swisher, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at his home following a brief illness. Funeral services were held May 14 at Clover Ridge United Methodist Church, Walford, with the Rev. Mike Townsley officiating. Burial was in Hala Cemetery, rural Walford, with military honors.
A memorial fund has been established.

Sandra Jean Wright

passed away Monday, April 29, 2013, at Wayne County Hospital in Corydon, Iowa.
She was born in Mystic, Iowa, on Oct. 2, 1940, to Dallas F. and Geraldine Avanelle “Avie” (Kirk) Walker.
Sandra attended Moravia High School and graduated in 1958. Sandra was united on marriage on June 7, 1958, to John David Lewis who preceded her in death in December, 1960. To this union, one child was born, David Michael “Mike” Lewis of Seymour.

Robert Worden

Robert Worden, 62, of Iowa City, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at his home. Funeral services were held April 27 at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Bob’s memory.
Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.

Marguerite Wagner

Marguerite A. Wagner, 87, of Cedar Rapids, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center. Funeral Mass was held May 4 at All Saints Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids, with Father John R. Flaherty presiding. Burial was in Czech National Cemetery.

Edward Swenka

Edward R. Swenka, 94, Cedar Rapids, formerly of Oxford, died Saturday morning, April 27, 2013, at the Solon Nursing Care Center. Funeral Mass was held May 1 at Saint Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids, by Father Christopher Podhajsky. Burial was in Saint John’s Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.