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Obituaries

Bridget J. (Gerholdt) Maher

Bridget J. (Gerholdt) Maher, 45, of Solon, died Friday, March 22, 2013, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Solon. Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery in Solon. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Brosh Chapel. 100 S. Cedar St, Solon.

Ronald Schott

Ronald Lee Schott, 68, formerly of Sigourney, passed away March 2, 2013, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics after a courageous battle with leukemia.
Ron was born June 29, 1944, in Scott County to Raymond Schott and Eva Sizemore-Schott. Ron was a graduate of Mount Vernon High School and married Betty Horras-McPherson in January 1968. They separated many years later. Ron owned and operated R.L. Schott Implements for over 20 years in Sigourney.
Local survivors include his sons, Aaron (Sharon) Schott and Adam Schott and his partner, Mallory Schaffer, all of North Liberty.

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.