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October 8th

Elizabeth Picone

Elizabeth “Sis” Picone, 90, of North Liberty, passed away Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at the Solon Care Center. No services will be held at this time.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Visiting Nurse Association of Iowa City, Solon Care Center or The American Cancer Society.
Sis was born Sept. 23, 1923, in Oakland, Md., to Frank and Jenny Ponnozzi. She was a graduate of Curtis High School in Staten Island, N.Y. On June 6, 1944, Sis married Frank Picone in Staten Island. Sis was a homemaker.

Merle Kelley Sr.

Merle L. Kelley Sr., 69, of Cedar Rapids, went to be with Our Lord and Savior on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. Services were held Oct. 2 at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids, by the Rev. Mark Thomas. Burial was Oct. 2 at Wapello Cemetery, Wapello.

Pamela Jones

Pamela R. (Heck) Jones, 51, of Iowa City, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Funeral services were held Oct. 3 at the Parkview Evangelical Free Church in Iowa City.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Pam’s memory to Leukemia and Lymphoma Research Institute.

Robert Hining

Robert Hining, 72, formerly of Linn County, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at Davis County Hospital, Bloomfield. Private family burial will be at a later date in Odd Fellow Cemetery, Bloomfield.
Survivors include his brother, Charles (Janet) Hining of Swisher, three nieces, one nephew and two great-nieces.
Robert was born June 19, 1941, in Ottumwa, son of Hursel and Helen Hining. He worked for Amana Refrigeration as a rate analyst.
Please sign the online guest book for Robert at wwwmurdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.

John Grassi

John Ronald “Ron” Grassi, 75, of Iowa City, formerly of Coralville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. Visitation was Oct. 6 at Lensing’s Oak Hill in Coralville, followed by a memorial service. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Iowa City Hospice, the Arthritis Foundation or to the Coralville American Legion.

Rita Gassmann

Rita M. Gassmann, 90, of Dyersville, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at Oak Crest Manor in Dyersville. Services were held Oct. 2 at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. Noah Diehm officiated.
Rita was born Feb. 16, 1923, in Petersburg, the daughter of Alphonse and Susan (Grawe) Kerkhoff. She married Arnold Joseph Gassmann on Nov. 12, 1946, in Petersburg. Together they raised seven children. He preceded her in death in 1974. She later married Clarence Gassmann on April 28, 1995, and he also preceded her in death in 1996.

Anna Kay (Mathias) Fordice

Anna Kay (Mathias) Fordice, 79, of Solon, died Sunday Oct. 6, 2013, at her home. Memorial services will be held at noon Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Brosh Chapel- Solon, located at 100 S. Cedar St. Visitation will be from 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday at Brosh Chapel. Inurnment will be in Shueyville Cemetery.
Kay was born on Aug. 24, 1934, in New Hampton to Gilbert “Mike” and Aileen (Mitchell) Mathias. She married Louis Fordice on Oct. 16, 1953, in Shueyville. Kay worked as a clerk for the Johnson County Assessor before retiring in 1996.

Diane Bys

Diane Marie Bys, 58, of Shueyville, passed away surrounded by her family on Oct. 1, 2013, from angiosarcoma. Celebration of Life services were held Oct. 5 at Brosh Chapel.
Diane was the first-born child to Richard and Mildred (Pospisil) Kuda, on March 27, 1955, in Cedar Rapids. Diane married James Bys on Aug. 28, 1970, in Cedar Rapids. They made their home in Shueyville with their daughter, Terri, and son, Matthew.

The gnomes I’ve known

walkin'

A tiny pipe for smoking marijuana, also know as a one-hitter, is just one of the many odd things I’ve seen or found while mowing the grass at an apartment complex in North Liberty, a small town a few miles from Iowa City, where we live.

Dancing and dreaming

food for thought

As I switched off yet another black and white rerun of Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians, I asked myself why I ended up watching that and Lawrence Welk on nearly every Saturday evening. The answer is obvious, I suppose. Unless you’re a big sports fan or get some sort of satisfaction from watching people (people who are even more out of shape than you are) tempt fate and coronaries by running up the side of a mountain, you haven’t much choice.