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July 16th

W.J. “Bill” Zenishek

W.J. “Bill” Zenishek, 92, of Solon, left this world on July 11, 2014, to join his Lord in heaven. Funeral Services were held on July 15 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Solon. Burial was at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery with military rites provided by the Solon American Legion.

Robert J. Stallman

Robert J. Stallman, Jr., 48, of Amana, died on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, after living with kidney disease for 32 years.
Robert was born on Nov. 18, 1965, in Cedar Rapids the son of Robert J., Sr. and Josephine (McNamara) Stallman. He graduated from Norway High School and Kirkwood Community College. Rob worked in farming and agriculture throughout his life. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #11492 and a fourth degree member of Msgr. Sampson Assembly #3179 in Cedar Rapids.

Elizabeth “Betty” Isabel Skalsky

Elizabeth “Betty” Isabel Skalsky, 87, of rural Ely, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. Her body was cremated and private family burial services were held at Rogers Grove Cemetery near Ely on Saturday.
Betty was born on Aug. 13, 1926, a daughter of Thear and Alice Low. She graduated from nurses training and was employed for many years by Dr. Dunn in Cedar Rapids. She was married to Eugene Skalsky on Aug. 7, 1949. They made their home on the Skalsky family farm near Ely. She enjoyed cooking and baking.

Dorothy Meyer

Dorothy A. Meyer, 79, of New Vienna died Thursday, July 10, 2014, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, July 12. The Rev. Dennis Quint officiated.
Dorothy was born Nov. 29, 1934, in Dyersville, the daughter of Charles and Regina (Wilhelm) Wolf. She married Alvin Meyer on May 29, 1954, in Dyersville, where they resided until 1966, when they moved to New Vienna.

Brett Jacobs

Brett Jacobs, 33, Monticello, died Monday, July 7, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Iowa following a brief illness.
Funeral services were held on July 11 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in rural Monticello with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Reed Stockman officiated. Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left atwww.goettschonline.com. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.

Mary Jo Fitzpatrick

Mary Jo Fitzpatrick, 66, North Liberty, crossed over peacefully at her home, Monday, July 7, 2014, after spending the day with her loving family. Before she passed, she commented that the cancer was gone and her dad was with her. Her passing came seven years to the day following his.
A Parish Vigil Service was held July 10 at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service. Memorial contributions in her honor can be made to Miracles in Motion of Swisher, or Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Johnson County and may be sent to PO Box 167, Iowa City, IA 52244.

Carolyn Beard

Carolyn K. (Fencl) Beard, 49, of Gays Mills, Wisconsin, formerly of Solon, died Monday, July 7, 2014, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Memorial Services were held Friday, July 11, at First Presbyterian Church, near Ely.
Carolyn was born Oct. 22, 1964, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Joseph A. and Bonnie (Harris) Fencl. She graduated from Solon High School in 1983, and later attended Upper Iowa, studying art. Carolyn married Tedd Beard on April 12, 1985. Carolyn enjoyed sewing, gardening, drawing and spending time with her children and family.

To prank or not to prank

Walkin'

A reoccurring theme at Bender’s Fishing Camp is the prank.
Someone, for example, put four big catfish in our live well. The hoax is extra-impressive when one considers that while almost every game or pan fish available in area waters– northern, muskie, bass, walleye, perch, blue gill, crappie– the lowly catfish is not on the list. Did someone actually import the fish just to play a prank?

Body parts

Food for Thought

For years, I’ve enjoyed reading and rereading my collection of Agatha Christie mystery stories. I’ve never bothered to count them, but they completely fill three 30-inch shelves in my bookcase, and it takes months to work my way through the entire collection. At the time they were written, mostly during the first half of the last century, they represented upper-class life in England fairly accurately. This was the world that Agatha Christie lived in and knew best. There were country manor houses with butlers, housemaids, valets and chauffeurs.

Hawkeye seniors Bethany and Samantha

Last week I talked about how Melissa Dixon helped Iowa win 67 games in three years.
This week, I’ll talk about the other two seniors and how their impact helped the Hawkeyes’ success.
Bethany Doolittle was a solid recruit out of Minnesota, but not a lot of Hawkeye fans (like me) knew much about her.
The 6-4 senior was a four-time all-state selection in high school, including a first-team all-state selection as a senior.
Bethany was named Defensive Player of the Year as a senior in her conference and holds her school record in blocked shots for a season (34) and career (348).