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Obituaries

Dr. John Krob

Dr. John Francis Krob, DVM, 83, of Tipton, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, in University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City.
Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 4, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tipton, with Father Ed Dunn and Father David Hitch officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery at a later date.
Online condolences may be left at www.fryfuneralhome.com.

Marilyn Jean Swails

Marilyn Jean Swails, 85, longtime resident of Coralville, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, under the compassionate care of Mercy Hospice. Funeral services were held Feb. 1 at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, with burial following at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Charles Steinbeck

Charles “Charlie” Lee Steinbeck, 80, died peacefully Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at the Solon Care Center.
A Memorial Service celebrating Charles’ life was held Jan. 30 at Grace Lutheran Church in DeWitt, with the Rev. Rafferty officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Calamus.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Grace Lutheran Camp c/o Grace Lutheran Church or to Iowa City Hospice.
Charles was born March 26, 1932, in Calamus, the son of Herbert and Margaret Roseland Steinbeck. He attended school in Calamus. On Dec. 7, 1949, Charles married Janis Davisson in Davenport.

Leslie Pedersen

Leslie “Les” A. Pedersen, 92, of West Branch, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Crestview Nursing and Rehab Center in West Branch.
Funeral services were held Jan. 28 at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Branch. Burial was at Honey Grove Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the West Branch First Responders. Online condolences may be made to the family at hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com.

Donald Donovan

Donald Donovan, 88, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Windmill Manor following a brief illness. Funeral Services were held Jan. 28 at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City, with Father Thomas Doyle officiating. Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Don was born April 28, 1924, in Graham Township near Solon, the son of Raymond and Mary Lena Dewey Donovan. Don farmed with his father and brother on the family farm west of Iowa City. Following the death of his mother, Don lived at Chatham Oaks for 17 years, later moving to Windmill Manor. Don liked to fish, play bingo and do craftwork.

Rita Brooks

Rita Rose Brooks, 90, a longtime resident of Coralville, died suddenly Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Mercy Iowa City.

Virgil Davis Jr.

Virgil E. Davis Jr., 61, of Washington, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Funeral services were held Jan. 21 at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, with military honors following.
Virgil E. Davis Jr. was born Dec. 16, 1951, in Fairfield, the son of Virgil E. Davis Sr. and Lorraine M. (Shalla) Davis. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. For many years Virgil worked as a subcontractor for floor furnishing stores as a floor covering specialist. He later worked as manager for AutoZone in Washington.

Frances Dubishar

Frances “Fran” L. Dubishar, 86, of Amana, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at the Solon Nursing and Rehab Skilled Center in Solon. Celebration of Life was Jan. 25 at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids, with the Rev. Mike Townsley presiding. Burial followed in Czech National Cemetery.

Rosalie Hinshaw

Rosalie Hinshaw, 76, of Marion, formerly of Newton, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at her home. A funeral service was held Jan. 24 at the Wallace Family Funeral Home in Newton. Burial was at Our Silent City Cemetery in Kellogg.

Cheryle Hootman

Cheryle R. Hootman, 66, of Cedar Rapids, died early Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at the Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, Hiawatha. Celebration of Life was Jan. 25 at Papich-Kuba Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids.
Local survivors include her daughter Tamera (Bryan) Ballard of Ely.
Cheryle was born Nov. 18, 1946, in Cedar Rapids, and lived most of her life in Cedar Rapids and the surrounding area. She was a very good cook and loved to paint, especially nature scenes.
Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Doris King

Doris Colbert King, 95, of Waterloo, formerly of North Liberty, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at the Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo. Funeral services were held Jan. 23 at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City with burial following at the Springfield Cemetery in What Cheer.
Memorial donations can be made in her memory to either Cedar Valley Hospice or Friendship Village of Waterloo.
Online condolences may be sent for her family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.

James Newman

James R. Newman, 87, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Meadow View Care Center.
James was born March 25, 1925, in Marion, to Delbert and Caroline (Schmit) Newman. James graduated from Roosevelt High School and soon after went to work at Quaker Oats, where he eventually met Esther Meyer. They were married Oct. 1, 1950, in Cedar Rapids.
Services were held Jan. 25 at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories.
Local survivors include his son, Randy (Misty) Newman of Ely.
Please leave a message or tribute to the family on the web page, www.cedarmemorial.com under obituaries.