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Obituaries

Abraham Harris

Abraham James Harris, two, son of Jeff and Amber, went home to heaven on Monday, May 12, 2014. Funeral services for Abe were held May 16 at Grace Community Church in North Liberty, with the Rev. David Kirk officiating. Burial was at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the University of Iowa Foundation, 1 West Park Road, Iowa City 52240 in Abraham’s name for the UI Children’s Hospital or the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

Grace Herbert

Grace P. Herbert, 90, passed away May 14, 2014, at Living Center West. Services were held May 17 at Teahen Funeral Home by Pastor Diane Townsley. Burial was at St. John Cemetery.
Grace is survived by three daughters, Rena (Andy) Nevada of Solon, Patricia (Christian) Rhodes of Cedar Rapids, and Sarah (Dave) Hartwig of Cedar Rapids; six grandchildren Marlene Drake, Marck Dudrey, Erik Dudrey, Brian Dudrey, Travis Hartwig and Coady Hartwig; and seven great-granddaughters.
Preceding her in death was her husband Robert W. Herbert, her parents, and four brothers.

Sharon Sue (Roehrkasse) Kachmitterv

Sharon Sue (Roehrkasse) Kaschmitter, 73, passed away surrounded by family on April 9, 2014. Her death was due to a traumatic head injury caused by a fall. She was born on Aug. 23, 1940, to Laurence and Marjorie Roehrkasse in Williamsburg.
Matthew and Sharon were married Nov. 30, 1963, and they shared 50 vibrant years together.

Margie Knoedel

Margie Ann Knoedel, 63, of Bloomington, died peacefully on Friday, May 9, 2014. Margie was born July 24, 1950, to Joseph and Marguerite Knoedel of Iowa City. Margie attended City High and went on to earn her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Iowa. Most of her library career was spent at the Hennepin County Library System. She held many positions and retired as principal librarian. Margie will be remembered for her kindness, her infectious laughter, her thoughtfulness, and the joy and love she brought to others.

Robert Lary

Robert “Bob” George Lary, 80, of Muscatine, died on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Lutheran Homes. Celebration of Life Service was held May 17 at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Graveside Services were held on May 19 at the Oakhill Cemetery in Central City. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Bob’s favorite charities were the Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Disabled American Veterans.

Harold Moffit

Harold Elroy Moffit, 78, died Monday, May 12, 2014, at Manor Care in Cedar Rapids. A Celebration of Life Service was held May 16, at the Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service in North English. Elder Alan Trumpold officiated. Burial was in the Piersol Cemetery, rural North English. A general memorial fund has been established.