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Obituaries

Ozella (Stastny) Hoffman

Ozella Jane (Stastny) Hoffman, 90, of Cedar Rapids, died Sunday, March 10, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids. Funeral services were held March 13 at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids. Burial followed at Rogers Grove Cemetery, Ely.
Ozella was born Feb. 25, 1923, in Ely, to Joseph and Laura (Neiderhiser) Stastny. She graduated from Ely High School in 1942 and Cedar Rapids Business College in 1943. She married Paul Hoffman in 1953 at St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids. Ozella worked at Collins Radio Co. for 17 years and part-time at Manpower Inc.

Betty May Hamilton

Betty May Hamilton, 85, of Elkhorn, Neb., formally of Iowa City and Torrance, Calif., passed away peacefully Sunday, March 17, 2013, with her family by her side.
A graveside service was held Saturday, March 23, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Coralville, with Pastor Jeff Tackaberry officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois.

Gerald Forbes

Gerald Jay Forbes, 81, of Lone Tree, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2013, at Pioneer Park in Lone Tree. Funeral services were held March 25 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lone Tree. Father Michael Spiekermeier presided, assisted by Cluster Coordinator Carol Kaalberg. Burial was in the Lone Tree Cemetery with full military rites provided by the Lone Tree American Legion Post 457.
Memorials may be directed to Iowa City Hospice in Gerald’s name. Online condolences for the Forbes family may be sent to www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.

Rickey Dhondt

Rickey Lee Dhondt, 64, died on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the St. Cloud VA Health Care System, St. Cloud, Minn.
He was born Dec. 22, 1948, in Williamsburg, the son of Marvin James and Nedra (Claypool) Dhondt. He attended Williamsburg High School. Rick served in the United States Army. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, NASCAR and collecting coins and fishing reels.
Local survivors include his sister, Samra Ollendick of North Liberty.

Arva Brockhohn

Arva Brockhohn, 78, passed away at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, on Sunday, March 17, 2013. Service was held March 21 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Anamosa. Pastor Bill Nielsen officiated. Interment was at Oakwood Cemetery.
Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left at www.goettschonline.com.

Taleb Salameh

Taleb Salameh, 28, North Liberty, died Sunday, March 10, 2013.
Private family services will be held at the Iowa City Mosque at a later time. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Taleb’s memory. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.

Paul Kaiser

Paul Lee Kaiser went to be with the Lord on March 11, 2013.
Paul was born Aug. 1, 1936, to Helmer and Evelyn (Ferden) Kaiser in Rolfe. Paul graduated from Rolfe High School in 1954 and received his doctorate in education from Nova University in 1981. Paul worked as a teacher, counselor and administrator in the education field. His career at Northeast Iowa Community College spanned 25 years and then completed his professional career as an insurance counselor for the Knights of Columbus from 1989 until his retirement.

Shirley Gilbert

Shirley F. Gilbert, 64, of Solon, died Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Memorial services were held March 11 at the Iowa City First Assembly of God Church. Burial will take place at a later date in Indiana. A memorial fund has been established in her memory. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the web at www.gaycandciha.com.

Kenneth Garmager

Kenneth Edward “Ken” Garmager, 86, of Waterloo died March 7, 2013, at ManorCare following a long illness.
He was born in 1926 to Edward and Margit Garmager, immigrants from Roros, Norway, who had built new lives in Rockford, Ill.
He met his wife, then Lorraine Swanson, at Rockford East when he gave her a ride home from school. They were married for 64 years.

Kenneth Erenberger

Kenneth Lee Erenberger, 81, a resident of Garnett Place, died there peacefully on Friday, March 8, 2013. Services were held March 13 at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Burial was at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Local survivors include his son Steve Erenberger of Swisher.
Ken was born May 3, 1931, in Johnson County, the son of Joseph and Lillian (Trpkosh) Erenberger. He married Rae Jean Schorg on July 24, 1952, in Ely. Rae Jean passed away in 2005.
Ken was owner and operator of Kenny’s Appliance and Service in Cedar Rapids for over 32 years, retiring in 2004.

Sally Cornwall

Sally Cornwall, 88, passed away at the Solon Nursing Care Center on March 4, 2013. She chose to donate her body to the University of Iowa College of Medicine. A memorial service will be planned for early summer in the Okoboji area. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Iowa City Hospice.
A lifelong Iowa resident, Sally was born in Tipton on Jan. 15, 1925, to Carson and Marjorie Cobb, the eldest of two children. She graduated from Tipton High School.

Kenneth Cable

Kenneth Richard Cable, 73, of Anamosa, formerly of Cedar Rapids passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013, after a battle with lung cancer and COPD. Funeral services were held March 13 at Stewart Baxter Funeral and Memorial Services, Cedar Rapids, by Chaplain Christine Wagner-Hecht. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.