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Archive

April 9th, 2014

Ralph Berstler

Ralph E. Berstler, 85, passed away on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at his home in Cedar Rapids. Service with military honors was held April 1 at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories.
Survivors include his children: sons Thomas (Debra) of Valley Center Calif., Richard (Sheri) of Fairfax, Robert (Janan) of Solon; daughter Jill Berstler of New Hampton; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; brother Delmar (Luella) of Cedar Rapids; his special friend OraLee Hollingsworth and many nieces and nephews. 

Janet Bennett

Janet “Jan” Kay Bennett, 74, died peacefully in her son’s and her and husband Ty’s former home March 29, 2014, from a courageous battle with cancer. Celebration of Jan’s life was April 2 at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids, with burial following in Anderson Cemetery in Swisher.
Jan was born Dec. 7, 1939, in West Branch, the daughter of Francis W. and Clarice (Countryman) Cihla. She was united in marriage to Ty Bennett on July 6, 1958. She worked for Moore Business Forms for over 23 years, until her retirement in 2003. Jan was a member of Swisher American Legion Auxiliary.

Friendship is no big thing

Food for Thought

Mari Jo, one of my high school classmates, added that little thought at the end of a recent letter. She’s known for sounding like a Hallmark card from time to time, and I don’t know where she gets all her little gems of wisdom. She’s an educator (owns and operates a private education center in Texas) so maybe it’s just one of those teacher things– meaningful mottoes to help kids remember stuff they’ll probably forget anyway.
What she wrote was, “friendship is no big thing; it’s a million little things.”

April 2nd

Stanley Ruprecht

Stanley J. Ruprecht, 63, of Lowden, passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2014, at Great River Medical Center in West Burlington. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, April 5, at 10:30 a.m. at Chapman Funeral Home in Clarence with Pastor Victor Young officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Lowden. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Delbert Rankin

arch 19, 2014, at his home. Funeral services were at the First Presbyterian Church in Marengo on March 25, followed by graveside interment at the Koszta Cemetery and a luncheon at the Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to Archival Preservation of Church Literature or the Iowa State Conference in care of Nancy Rankin, 1462 155th Street, Ladora, Iowa 52251.

Walter Nesley

Walter Glen Nesley, 91 of Coggon, died Thursday, March 20, 2014, at the Hiawatha Care Center. Services were held March 24 at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids, where full military rites were conducted. Burial was in Mount Vernon Cemetery.
Glen was born June 23, 1922 in Springville, the son of John and Grace (Horak) Nesley. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force from 1941 until 1968, retiring as a senior master sergeant. He served in World War II and the Korean Conflict and was an ex-POW. He married Dorothy Mallicoat on March 21, 1984 at Troy Mills Christian Church.

Mary Lesniak

Mary Lesniak, beloved wife of Caesar, passed away on March 23, 2014 at her home in North Liberty. Memorial visitation was March 29, with a short service immediately following at the Grove Memorial Chapel in Elk Grove Village, Ill. Mary is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Caesar, her sister Leona Milbourn of Arkansas, her children Linda (Chuck) Wortman, Peggy Ashby, Marsha Zuckert and Mark (Jen) Lesniak. She was a cherished grandmother of 17 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren, in addition to many nieces and nephews.

Mike Eckrich

Mike Eckrich, 72, formerly of Solon, died at his Decorah home on March 19, 2014. Private family services with burial next to his parents at St. Joseph Cemetery were held prior to visitation on March 27. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in Mike’s memory to Friends of St. Bridget’s or to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.

Judith Anderson

Judith Ann Anderson, 69, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014, at the Solon Care Center in Solon. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.
Judith was born June 19, 1944 to Earl and Mary (Volk) Anderson in Iowa City. She graduated from Regina High School in Iowa City. She then went on to attend college in California where she earned a stationary engineer degree.
Judith worked in California for many years until her retirement when she then moved back to Iowa and worked as a technician at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Roughing it in Mesa

Walkin'

Sabra and I are nearing the end of our two-week getaway to Mesa, Az., today, and the feeling is bittersweet.
We’ve had a marvelous time here visiting old friends, hiking up mountain, playing golf, taking in a couple of Cubs games and simply soaking up some sun and heat while folks back home endure a cold spring to follow the cold winter.
Sometimes I feel sorry for the people back home, but then I lay in the sun until the feeling goes away.