Michael Casey Sewall
Michael “Mike” Casey Sewall, 87, of North Liberty, died Friday, July 29, 2011, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics of complications related to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. To celebrate Mike’s life friends joined the family August 4 at the Elks Club in Iowa City.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Pathways Adult Day Care, 817 Pepperwood Lane, Iowa City, IA 52240. Arrangements are with Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service.
Mike was born Aug. 28, 1923, in Iowa City, the son of Frank and Gertrude Casey Sewall. He was a graduate of City High School and attended the University of Iowa. Mike was a pilot in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. On Feb. 27, 1954, Mike married Mary Margaret Jacobsen in Iowa City.
Mike had been employed by National Cash Register (NCR) for over 40 years. He was a member of the Elks Club and the City High School and UI Alumni Associations. He liked to garden, go boating and do his woodworking. Mike enjoyed the winters spent in Mesa, Ariz.
Mike is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Mary; and their four children, Peg Fitzpatrick of Philadelphia, Patrick (Laura) Sewall of Boise, Idaho, Tom (Carol) Sewall of Springfield, Mass., and Theresa (Todd) Hollander of New Orleans, La.; eight grandchildren, Matt, Leigh, Kathleen, Jessica, Greg, Steven, Spencer and Alex; and one sister, Margaret Ford of Oregon.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents. Online condolences may be sent to www.lensingfuneral.com.
Thomas “Tom” Smith, 67 of Marion, died Tuesday, August 2, 2011, at his home following a long illness. Services were held August 6 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Marion. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cedar Rapids with Military honors provided by American Legion Post No. 298, Marion.
Tom was born Dec. 25, 1943, the son of Ferd and Rowena (Lamphier) Smith in Oelwein, Iowa. He graduated from Northwest Institute of Medical Technology. Tom worked at Story City Memorial Hospital, People’s Memorial Hospital of Independence, and Cargill Corn Starch & Syrup of Cedar Rapids, retiring in 2006. Tom proudly served in the United States Air Force in San Antonio, Texas, during the Vietnam War. He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Brown on April 12, 1969, and together they had two daughters, Tonja and Leslie.
Tom was president of the Independence Jaycees during the 1970s and rider educator and chapter director of the Goldwing Road Riders Motorcycle Club Chapter F of Cedar Rapids.
Tom is survived by his wife, Mary of Marion; two daughters, Tonja Fortney of North Liberty and Leslie (David) Runde of Marion; grandchildren, Anthony and Jessica of North Liberty, and Samantha and Dalton of Marion; extended family, Wade, Shauna, Zachary and Sarah Chevalier of Marion and Robert, Colleen, Justin and Kristin Daniel of Marion; three brothers, James (Martha) Smith of Fort Wayne, Ind., Carl Smith and Donald Smith of Oelwein; three sisters, Mardelle Clendenen of Oelwein, Lola Jean Smith of Albuquerque, N.M. and Shirley (Bob) Nelson of Apple Valley, Minn.; and brother-in-law, James (Bonnie) Brown of Hiawatha.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert Smith; and sisters, Doris Lawrence and Carol Lohrer of Oelwein.
Please sign the online guest book for Tom at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.