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June 18th

Rachel Stotelmyre

Rachel Jean Stotelmyre, 93, of Marengo, formerly of Belle Plaine, died Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at Rose Haven Nursing Home in Marengo from complications of age. There will be no public visitation. Private services were held June 15 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Belle Plaine by the Rev. Dianne Buswell.
Local survivors include Robyn (Kevin) Wieland of North Liberty.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.hraabakfuneralhome.com under obituaries.

Jean Smith

Jean L. Smith, 71, of Ely, died Sunday, May 13, 2012, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids. A celebration of Jean’s life was held June 10 at Brosh Chapel and the Avacentre in Cedar Rapids.
Jean was born Dec. 10, 1940, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Elmer and Margaret (Roit) Smith. Jean was valedictorian from the first graduating class of Prairie High School in 1959. She earned a degree from Cedar Rapids Business College. Jean worked for 30 years at Merchants National Bank until her retirement. Jean was the heart and soul of Bures Electric and Heating until her death.

Gretchen M. Smith

Gretchen M. Smith, 92, of Solon, died Thursday, June 14, 2012, at the Solon Care Center.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 18, at the Solon United Methodist Church, with graveside services at the West Liberty Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in Gretchen’s memory to the Solon United Methodist Church, the Solon Retirement Village Foundation, or to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent for her family through www.gayandciha.com.

Stephanie Semler

Stephanie R Semler, 31, passed away peacefully at her home in Iowa City on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, following complications of a lifelong illness. Funeral services were held June 16 at Zion Lutheran Church in Iowa City with Pastor Mark Pries officiating. Burial followed at Oakland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to The Stephanie R. Semler Memorial Fund.

Jeanne Pfeiffer

Jeanne H. Pfeiffer, 81, of Coralville, died Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at Windmill Manor in Coralville following a period of declining health. Funeral services were held June 11 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Iowa City. Graveside services were held at Oakwood Cemetery in Monticello.

Kathryn Miller

Kathryn A. Miller, 88, longtime resident of Iowa City, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at the Lantern Park Care Center in Coralville.
Visitation was held June 14. Private family graveside services were held at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

William Lyons

William D. Lyons, 71, of North Liberty, died from complications of Parkinson’s disease on June 8, 2012.
A memorial service was held at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Iowa City on June 16 with the Reverend Steven Protzman officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Civil Liberties Union, the Unitarian Universalist Society of Iowa City, the Wilderness Society, or the American Parkinson’s Disease Association.

Walkin'

A couple of years ago I wrote and received a grant to plant several small trees at the elementary school where I’ve been working part time. The low bid came from a company owned by Mennonites, and despite driving to the worksite in a truck all of the other labor was done by hand. You could tell the three-man crew– two young and one older– knew what they were doing as there was very little wasted motion. The young bucks did most of the heavy labor while the old man supervised and pitched in occasionally.

Food For Thought

Raccoons dug up my son’s tomato plants– twice. We won’t know for a while if the electric fencing he put up will prevent further vandalism. I see them early, just after the sun is up, making their way back from the pond. I suspect that, if they didn’t have the pond so handy, they would go the other way to the creek in the pasture. Raccoons do need water. Not only to drink, but to help them eat. We once thought it charming that they so carefully washed their food before eating it.

June 17th

A funny thing happened to Nathan Timmel

NORTH LIBERTY— He’s been to Iraq and Afghanistan but he’s not a soldier. His words have brought comfort to our troops, but he’s not a chaplain. He’s written a book about his life. He has a dog named Kitty. He has raised money for charity, but he’s not a celebrity…yet.
He is Nathan Timmel, a professional comedian hoping to make it big.