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Obituaries

Kay Bottenfield

Kay Bottenfield, 91, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, in Solon, where she had lived for the past five years. Funeral services were held Nov. 26 at McLaren’s Chapel in West Des Moines, with burial in Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation with the family was held prior to the service.

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Fern Elaine Marie Hartman

Fern Hartman, of Columbus Junction, passed away Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at the Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. A private family graveside service was held Friday, Nov. 25. A memorial has been established at the funeral home in Fern’s name. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com. The Stacy-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services is caring for Fern’s arrangements and her family.

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Arlene Gloria Kloubec Reyman

Arlene Gloria Kloubec Reyman, 92 of Cedar Rapids, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, in her home. Celebration of life services were held Tuesday, Nov. 22, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Cedar Rapids. Burial followed in Anderson Cemetery in Swisher. A visitation was held Monday, Nov. 21, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre.

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T. Jean Gerlits

T. Jean Gerlits, 94, of Solon, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, at Lantern Park Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral Mass was Thursday, Nov. 17, at St. Mary Catholic Church, with Fr. Tim Sheedy presiding. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery. A luncheon was served following at St. Mary Parish Hall. Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Solon are caring for Jean’s arrangements.

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Willie “Wil” Hurd

Willie “Wil” Hurd, 44, of Solon, died on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. Celebration of life services were held Saturday, Nov. 12, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Solon. Full military rites were conducted by Iowa Honor Guard. Visitation was Friday at Brosh Chapel.

John A. Pierce

John A. Pierce, 65, passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in Solon, after a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer and a recent stroke.
A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Solon United Methodist Church, followed by a gathering at Lake Macbride Golf Course from 4-7 p.m. Patrons are requested to wear Black and Gold or Cubbie Blue.
Memorials are established with the American Cancer Society and the Solon Community Food Pantry, where he volunteered.
Jones-Eden Funeral Home, in Washington, is in charge of cremation.

Allen Joseph Serovy

Allan Joseph Serovy, 91, of Solon, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in his home. Funeral Mass was held Monday, Nov. 14, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon with Fr. Tim Sheedy presiding. Burial followed at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, near Solon. Visitation was held Sunday, Nov. 13, at St. Mary Catholic Church. Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Solon cared for Allan’s arrangements.

Roger L. Thompson

Roger L. Thompson, 58, of Ely, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Memorial services will be held Thursday, Nov. 17, at Hope United Church of Christ in Hiawatha. Visitation was Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Brosh Chapel & The Avacentre in Solon.
Survivors include two daughters, Alyssa and Amanda Thompson, and a son, Adam, all of Ely; his mother, Nadine of Cedar Rapids; three brothers, Mark (Doni) of Ely, Scott of Cedar Rapids and Bill (Becky) of Marion; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father.

Ruth Olivia Dolezal

Ruth Olivia Dolezal, 86, died peacefully Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, at Briarwood Care Center.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Grace United Methodist Church, Tiffin, with Rev. Josh Swaim officiating. Visitation was Tuesday at Lensing Oak Hill Funeral Service, Coralville. Burial was at Ridgewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the church or to Friends of the Briarwood Care Center.

Vera “Pauline” Lynch

Vera “Pauline” Lynch, 89, of Solon, passed away peacefully Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, at Solon Assisted Living Village.
Funeral Services were held Monday, Nov. 7, at Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Burial was held at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. A visitation was held Sunday, Nov. 6, at the funeral home, with a luncheon following the committal. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

Thomas D. Carson

Thomas D. Carson, 59, of Humboldt, passed away Oct. 13, 2016, at Humboldt County Memorial Hospital. A visitation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 4-7 p.m. at the Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home in Humboldt. A funeral service will be held Friday, Oct. 28, at 4 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church in Humboldt, Reverend Christy Ehrle officiating.

Andrea Jean Durm

Andrea Jean Durm, 50, died surrounded by loved ones on Oct. 13, 2016.
Daughter of Harold and Phyllis Fiala, Andrea was born May 15, 1966, and grew up on the family farm in Solon. She was married to Troy Durm on Nov. 2, 2015, in their home in Lynchburg, Tennessee.
Andrea graduated from Solon High School in 1984 and attended Capri College. She was later employed as a respiratory therapist at Lincoln Medical Center in Fayetteville, Tennessee. She was passionate about her work and worked with many people she always called friends.