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November 14th

Walkin'

Picking up from where I left off last week, Sabra and I started the final leg of our bicycle trip about 8:30 a.m. with two cold beers in my pannier.
The day was clear, warming quickly and I soon noticed that I had forgotten to fill my water bottles before leaving. I was nowhere near dying of thirst, but after 15 miles I was getting uncomfortable.
And then we came across Joe near Perryopolis.

Kathryn Daily

Kathrin “Kathy” F. Daily, 70, Belle Plaine, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at her home following a lingering illness. Services were held Nov. 5 at Hrabak Funeral Home by Joseph T. Kane, Chaplain for Hospice of Mercy. Burial was in Rector Cemetery, Chelsea.
She is survived locally by sister Michelle VanThournout of Ely.
Memorials may be directed to the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha or to the Belle Plaine Ambulance.
Her warm and generous heart and Beautiful smile will be greatly missed by all. She will forever remain alive in our memories.

Patrick Goodall

Patrick Goodall, 62, of Cedar Rapids, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids. Services were held Nov. 5 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids. Burial followed at Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.
Local survivors include daughter Jennifer Velky, son-in-law Tim Velky, and grandson, Clayton Velky, all of Solon.

Marcia Holinsky

Marcia Holinsky, 83, Iowa City, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinic following a brief illness.
Graveside services were held Nov. 13 at Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Iowa City Hospice. Arrangements are with Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service, where condolences may be sent to www.lensingfuneral.com.

Donald Dean “Curly” Lenz

Donald Dean “Curly” Lenz, 82, of Solon, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at St. Mary Catholic Church with Fr. Jim Vrba celebrating. Burial will follow in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, where full military rites will be conducted by the Solon American Legion. Visitation was Tuesday at Brosh Chapel in Solon, where there was a 7 p.m. vigil.

Benjamin Newell

Benjamin J. Newell, 24, of North Liberty, formerly of Mason City, died unexpectedly Oct. 31, 2012, at his residence. Funeral services were held Nov. 5 at First United Methodist Church with Pastor Sean McRoberts officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Ben Newell memorial fund in care of the family. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com.

Vella Semler

Vella R. Semler, 75, of Iowa City, died peacefully at home Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. Funeral services were held Nov. 5 at the Gay and Ciha Funeral Service in Iowa City. Burial was at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City. Contributions in Vella’s name can be made to Iowa City Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to her family through the web at www.gayndciha.com.

James Thein

James F. Thein, 64, of Garnavillo, formerly of San Antonio, Texas, passed away Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital, Guttenberg. Per his wishes, he has been cremated. A private family inurnment was held at the Garnavillo Cemetery. Iowa Cremation assisted the family.
Local survivors include daughter Jamie Thein of North Liberty. James Forrest Thein was born Sept. 17, 1948, in Guttenberg, the son of Forrest and Janell (Mueller) Thein. Jim worked as an E.E.G. technologist for many years and was an avid golfer and enjoyed motorcycles.

Sharon Wetherell

Sharon Kay “Kate” Wetherell, 71, of Cedar Rapids, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012.

Hawk Talk

After losing to Purdue on a last second field goal, 27-24, it’s going to be a long shot that the Hawkeyes will be going to a bowl this year.
Their last two games are at Michigan and home against Nebraska... they will be big-time underdogs against both.
I’m going to do something that I have not done in my 11 years of covering the Hawks.
I’m going to second-guess the coaches. I’ve done that many times before but not in the paper.