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Obituaries

Russell DeNeve

Russell Charles Andrews DeNeve, 47, of Martelle, formerly of Victor, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, near Anamosa. A funeral Mass was held Jan. 11 at St. Bridget Catholic Church in Victor, with the Rev. Brian Shepley presiding. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery in Victor.
Memorial contributions may be designated in his name and mailed in care of Smith Funeral Home, P.O. Box 485, Victor, IA 52347.
Memories and condolences may be shared with his family at www.smithfh.com.

Marlene Deatsch

Marlene (Worrall) Deatsch, 69, of Louisburg, Kan., and formerly of North English and North Liberty, died on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Vintage Park in Louisburg, Kan. A Celebration of Life service was held Jan. 10 at the Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service in North English. Burial was in the North English Cemetery.
A general memorial fund has been established. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com under obituaries.

Timothy Bucklin

Timothy L. (Buck) Bucklin, 62, of Overland Park, Kan., formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at St. Anthony’s House in St. Louis, Mo., after a courageous battle with cancer. A celebration of life and potluck dinner was held Jan. 13 in the Hickory Room at Lowe Park in Marion. Burial was at Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Local survivors include his brother-in-law Bernie Conger of Ely.

Arlene Baumgartner

Arlene Baumgartner, 84, of Waterloo, formerly a longtime resident of Cedar Rapids, died at Rosewood Estate of Friendship Village in Waterloo on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012.
She was born May 11, 1928, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Charles Ernest and Bertha Marie (Odlund) Coleman. Arlene married Elwyn LuRay Baumgartner on Oct. 26, 1946, in Cedar Rapids. He died Feb. 28, 1992. She graduated from Wilson High School in Cedar Rapids. Arlene worked as a seamstress for Stegman Draperies for many years until her retirement.

Genevieve Kromminga

Genevieve Ruth Kromminga, 85, died Jan. 1, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids following a brief illness. A memorial service was held Jan. 3 at St. John Lutheran Church in Keystone, with the Rev. Andrew Wright officiating. Private committal services were held at Keystone Cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established.
Genevieve was born Dec. 5, 1927, in Dysart to John and Rose (Stahr) Konicek. On Dec. 15, 1947, she was united in marriage to Edmund “Eddie” Kromminga at the St. John Lutheran Parsonage in Keystone. He preceded her in death on Oct. 27, 2009.

Paul Main

Paul Leroy Main, 95, of Coggon, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Manor Care, Cedar Rapids. Funeral Services were held Jan. 4 at Silver Creek United Methodist Church in rural Ryan. Burial was in Coggon Cemetery, Coggon, with military honors.
Local survivors include his daughter, Paula Main of North Liberty.

Shirley McGrew

Shirley J. McGrew, 85, longtime resident of the Coralville area, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Funeral services were held Jan. 5 at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, with burial following at Oak Hill Cemetery, Coralville.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in her memory. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.

Janice Nienhaus

Janice Marie Nienhaus, 71, of Tipton, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. Funeral services were held Dec. 31 at Fry Funeral Home, Tipton, with the Rev. Ron Lashmit officiating. Burial was in Tipton Masonic Cemetery.
Janice was born March 23, 1941, in New Hampton, the daughter of Orville and Alene Fern Morris Carter. She attended Hampton High School. On Oct. 29, 1982, Janice was united in marriage to Garvin Alphonse Nienhaus in Mason City.
Janice was a homemaker and had been employed as a painter for Winnebago Industries.

Dale Peters

Dale Henry Peters, 76, of Maquoketa, formerly of Grand Mound, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 1, 2012, in his home.
A Service of Christian Burial was held Jan. 4 in the United Methodist Church, DeWitt, with the Rev. Chuck Kelsey officiating. Military rites and burial were at Clinton Lawn Cemetery.

Kevin Wilkerson

Kevin J. Wilkerson, 55, of North Liberty, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. A memorial service was held Jan. 5 at the North Liberty First United Methodist.
In lieu of flowers, as a way to honor Kevin, please perform one random act of kindness.
Online condolences can be sent to his family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.

Kevin Wilkerson

Kevin Wilkerson of North Liberty passed away at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.
He is survived by his wife Natlie Kay Wilkerson; a daughter, Genevieve (and Jason) Migala; a grandson, Jackson Migala; and siblings Bob and Ann Wilkerson of Ottumwa, Norm and Sandy Wilkerson of Cedar Rapids, Cindy and Bill Wall of Minnesota, Dan and Kim Wilkerson of North Liberty, and Janice Wilkerson of Columbus, Ohio.
Kevin was the son of Shirley and Ed Wilkerson of Ottumwa.
Kevin was the proud owner of Quality PC and Quality Textile Printing of North Liberty.

Frank Becicka Jr.

Frank “Buzz” Becicka Jr., 76, of Cedar Rapids, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, surrounded by his family. Celebration of Life gathering was held Dec. 27 at The Avacentre at Brosh Chapel. Private family inurnment will be in Czech National Cemetery.