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Archive - 2009

February 24th

Donald L. Kayser

Donald L. Kayser, 75, of Sebring, Fla., formerly of Independence, died Thursday evening, Feb. 12, 2009, at the Palms of Sebring Care Center following a long illness.
Memorial Mass was held Saturday at St. John’s Catholic Church, Independence, by the Rev. Don Plamondon, with inurnment in the church cemetery. Visitation was Saturday at the church. Arrangements are with Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory in Independence.

Milton D. Feeney

Milton D. Feeney, 70, of rural Solon, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2009 at Mercy Hospital following an extended illness.
Memorial Mass was celebrated Thursday, Feb. 19, at St. Wenceslaus Church with Rev. Michael Phillips officiating. Memorials may be directed to the Milton D. Feeney Memorial Fund. Arrangements are with Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service.
Milton was born Nov. 10, 1938, in Davenport, the son of Charles and Helen Feeney. On June 24, 1967, Milt married Sandra Jones.

Angela Nejdl Everett

Angela Nejdl Everett (of Ginsberg Jewelers, Cedar Rapids), arrived at St. Luke’s Hospital 8:05 a.m. on Oct. 3, 1948. Departed St. Luke’s at 5:43 p.m. on Feb. 18, 2009.
Angela was the daughter of Robert and Vilma (Polehna) Nejdl. She also leaves behind Aunt Vera; cousins; many friends; and her menagerie, Emily, Yusa, Icky Bird, The Mayor and Gracie.
Her lifetime devotion to her animals was evident over many years. One example was having a prosthetic beak made for her pet goose, Husa.

Jerry Robert Cahill

Jerry Robert Cahill, 46, of North Liberty, lost his brief but courageous battle with liver cancer on Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, at KU Med.

Edward “Ed” Michael Boyle

Edward “Ed” Michael Boyle, 70, of Marion, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, Hiawatha, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral Mass was held Saturday, Feb. 21, at St. Jude Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids by Father Phil Thompson. Visitation was Feb. 20 at Murdoch Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Marion. Burial was in Campbell Cemetery, Bertram.

Wilma Mae (Smahel) Bowersox

Wilma Mae (Smahel) Bowersox, 93, of Swisher, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, at Higley Mansion Care Center in Cedar Rapids. Visitation was Sunday, Feb. 15, at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids. Services were held Monday, Feb. 16, at Brosh Chapel, with burial following in the Shueyville Cemetery.
Wilma was born July 11, 1915, in Johnson County, the daughter of Emil and Libbie (Becicka) Smahel. She graduated from Shueyville High School. She married Robert Bowersox in Cedar Rapids on Oct. 14, 1939.

Guest Opinion from the Iowa House

The greatest challenges facing the 83rd General Assembly are balancing the budget during a severe recession and providing disaster relief to hard hit counties in Iowa. These issues notwithstanding, there is a better way to do government business.

Walkin'

At first I learned of the News Agency through stories Dad brought home.
Since the yarns came from Dad– no stranger to telling a whopper just for the heck of it– I had no way of knowing the accuracy of anything he told me.

February 17th

UI men still hurting

IOWA CITY– I’m looking at the Iowa bench in their 49-45 home loss to Purdue last Saturday and I saw three starters who couldn’t play against the Boilermakers.
First you have Anthony Tucker, academically ineligible, who is the Hawks' best three-point shooter, along with Matt Gatens.
Sitting next to Anthony was Jeff Peterson, Iowa’s only true point guard, who leads the team in assists and steals.
Jeff has been playing with a broken bone in his left wrist, but a hamstring pull in last Wednesday’s loss to Wisconsin put him on the bench for the whole game.

February 16th

Carey Lynn Van Etten

Carey Lynn Van Etten, 51, of Mount Vernon, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2009 in her home following a courageous battle with cancer. Services were held Tuesday, Feb. 10, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids, by the Rev. Bill Harnish. Visitation was Monday, Feb. 9, at the funeral home. Burial was in Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.
Survivors include her husband, Ben; her mother, Marlene Lisenbee of North Liberty; her brother, Bob (Terese) Lisenbee of North Liberty; her in-laws, John (Marilyn) Van Etten of Cedar Rapids; and numerous other relatives.