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Archive

January 15th, 2013

Russell DeNeve

Russell Charles Andrews DeNeve, 47, of Martelle, formerly of Victor, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, near Anamosa. A funeral Mass was held Jan. 11 at St. Bridget Catholic Church in Victor, with the Rev. Brian Shepley presiding. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery in Victor.
Memorial contributions may be designated in his name and mailed in care of Smith Funeral Home, P.O. Box 485, Victor, IA 52347.
Memories and condolences may be shared with his family at www.smithfh.com.

Etta Eberhart

Etta Joan Eberhart, 82, of Iowa City, formerly of Pawnee, Okla., died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at Solon Nursing Care Center. Committal services will be at a later date at Riverside Cemetery in Ralston, Okla.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Solon Care Center. Joan was born Sept. 21, 1930, in Ralston, the daughter of James and Mary “Irene” (Wilhelm) Cummings. She was raised near Ralston and married Tony Eberhart on July 20, 1949, in Perkins, Okla.

Mary Howsare

Mary M. Howsare, 74, of Solon, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Tipton Friends of the Animals. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com.
Mary was born Aug. 31, 1938, in Oskaloosa, the daughter of Lowell and Sue Orcutt Wirene. On Jan. 5, 1962, she was united in marriage to Lawrence Howsare in Iowa City and they recently celebrated 51 years of marriage.

Francis Lacina

Francis J. Lacina, 80, of rural West Branch, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, surrounded by his family under the care of Mercy Hospice. Funeral services were held Jan. 11 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Iowa City, with the Very Rev. Rudolph Juarez officiating. Burial followed at St. Joseph Cemetery, with military honors.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in his memory.
Online condolences may be sent for his family at www.gayandciha.com.

Mark Lobb

Mark P. Lobb, 55, of North Liberty, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2013, at Mercy Iowa City. Funeral services were held Jan. 12 at The River Community Church in Iowa City. Family committal services were held at Ridgewood Cemetery in North Liberty.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mark Lobb Memorial Fund.
Online condolences can be sent to his family at www.gayanciha.com.
Mark Paul Lobb was born Oct. 10, 1957, in Virginia, Minn., son of Paul and Edwina (Kunnary) Lobb.

Leone Nearad-Novy

Leone M. Nearad-Novy, 95, of Solon, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at the Solon Care Center. Services were Jan. 9 at Brosh Chapel, with burial following in Oakland Cemetery.

Dorothy Rhinehart

Dorothy J. Rhinehart, 67, of Brooklyn, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Mercy Iowa City. Funeral Services were held Jan. 12 at Grace United Methodist Church in Brooklyn, with Shirley VanDee officiating. Burial was at Brooklyn Memorial Cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established.
Local survivors include a son, Lynn (Debbie) Rhinehart of North Liberty.
Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.klosterfuneralhome.com.

W. John Kasper

W. John Kasper, 87, of Morse, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at the Solon Nursing Care Center. Mass of Christian Burial was Jan. 15 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Solon, with the Rev. James Vrba officiating. Burial followed in St. Joseph Cemetery, Iowa City.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Mary’s Church in Solon or Solon Fire and First Responders.
John was born Aug. 1, 1925, in Morse, the son of Joseph and Charlotte “Lottie” (Krall) Kasper.

Walkin'

Jock strap cups

Dan-the-one-eyed-mule showed up in style at our acreage, standing tall and placid in the back of an old Chevy pickup.
At the wheel was Gale, a 78-year old retired farmer fairly well known in the area for his quick wit and friendly nature. Locals will know where he lives even if they don’t know him personally when I describe his house. It’s the one with a fire hydrant and a tree stump standing about 10 feet apart in the front yard. A sign by the hydrant reads “city dogs” and the one by the stump, “country dogs.”

Food For Thought

Exorcising the incubus

The closest synonym for the word “incubus” is “burden” and there is a wide range of definitions to describe it as well. These range all the way from “millstone” to “evil spirit” and crop up in fairy tales and legends more often than in ordinary conversation.