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Archive

January 9th, 2012

Walkin'

Dad reports that he is enjoying the adult-sized tricycle my brothers and I chipped in and bought him this year for Christmas.
We were a little worried he might not like it because it was new, not used. In their late 80s, my parents are of the generation raised in the economic landslide of the Great Depression and graduated into adulthood with a call to service as war broke out across the world. These events made a lasting impression on them. As a result they are very frugal and service-minded, and we were scared Dad might reject the present as being too extravagant.

Food For Thought

There's some sort of magic up there in the stratosphere and beyond. Something mysterious yet familiar. A perfectly logical piece of nature that defies human understanding. We have lived all our lives with stars, yet we know only a smidgen more about them than the ancient Egyptians or the Druids did.

Hawk Talk

Eighty-four straight matches without losing is not too bad.
The Hawkeye wrestling team did that, and to lose to Oklahoma State last Saturday night, 17-16, was interesting.
The Cowboys held the record at 84 straight and now Iowa is tied with them.
Four years in a row without a loss… good job Hawkeyes!
Iowa had five wins, State had five and the score was tied 16-16 at the end of the meet, but the Cowboys won on criteria, scoring more match points (54-51).
Watching Tony Ramos knock off defending National Champion Jordan Oliver at 133 was worth the price of admission.

Esther Auld

Esther Rose Trasak Bartachek Auld passed away Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at Rose Haven Nursing Home, Marengo, following a long illness. Funeral service was held at the Hrabak Funeral Home in Belle Plaine on Jan. 7 with burial in National Cemetery, Vining.

Randy Bahr

Randy Alan Bahr, 44, of Swisher, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2012. Funeral service was held Friday, Jan. 6, at Clover Ridge United Methodist Church, Walford, with the Rev. Mike Townsley officiating. Burial was in Hala Cemetery, rural Walford.
Memorials are designated for an educational trust fund for his children.

Forest Bart

Forest Bart, 85, of Antigo, Wis., died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 at Eastview Medical and Rehabilitation Center, Antigo, Wis.
A funeral service was held on Saturday, Dec. 31, at Peace Lutheran Church, Antigo, Wis. with Rev. Scott Kruse officiating. Burial was at the Elmwood Cemetery there, with military rites.
He was born on Sept. 11, 1926 in Neva, Wis. a son of Albert and Matilda (Rusch) Bartz. He married Dorothy Cernoch on April 15, 1950 at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Deerbrook, Wis. 


Local survivors include a daughter, Pamela (Bryan) Zehrt, Solon.

Darlene Bursovsky

Darlene D. Bursovsky, 84, of RidgeView Assisted Living, Cedar Rapids, formerly of Marion, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha, on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011. Services were held Jan. 2 at Murdoch Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Marion, by Pastor Don McGarvey. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.
Local survivors include William (Belinda) Bursovsky of Swisher.
Darlene was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and her brother, Harold Heddinger.

Marjorie DeLarm

Marjorie K. DeLarm, 48, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at her home. A Mass of Christian burial was held on Jan. 2 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Delmar with the Rev. David Brownfield officiating. Burial was at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Delmar.
Marjorie Kay Cavanagh was born Nov. 10, 1963, in Maquoketa, daughter of Bill and Terese (Hughes) Cavanagh. She graduated from Delwood High School in 1982. She married Dale DeLarm on Sept. 21, 1985, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Delmar where she was a member.
Local survivors include Mark (Andrea) DeLarm of North Liberty.

Lois Iben

Lois Jean (Bean) Iben, 84, formerly of Viola, died on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at Hiawatha Care Center. Services were held Jan. 7 at Viola United Methodist Church, Viola, with Jim May officiating. Burial was in Wilcox Cemetery, Viola.
Local survivors include Toni (Patrick) Zenishek of Solon.
She was preceded in death by her parents; granddaughter, Shalene Iben; two sisters, Thelma Sampica and Wilma Cabalka; and one brother, Ted Bean.
Lois was born July 5, 1927, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Clyde Sr. and Blanche (Spencer) Bean.

AnnaMae McVey

AnnaMae McVey, 79, of Cedar Rapids, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, following a long fight with pancreatic cancer. Celebration of life will be held Jan. 14 at Kirkwood Estates, 615 Miller Ave. Dr. SW, Cedar Rapids.
Local survivors include daughter, Sheila (John) Arjes of Solon.
Ann was born April 25, 1932, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Edvin and Erma Hanzlik.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Jack McVey