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Archive

June 9th, 2009

Walkin'

It’s not going to be a good week for Buzz.
Now 10 years old or about 80 in big-dog years, the old hound is still in pretty good shape thanks to a strict diet and regular exercise. Since he was a puppy, we’ve walked three or more miles a day, every day with only a few exceptions. In his prime, I’d estimate that for every mile I’d go Buzz would travel 10, ranging far and wide to turn up a deer, squirrel or wrapper still holding a cheeseburger molecule or two.

Food for Thought

My mother and grandmother called it pie plant. That pretty much says it all – they almost exclusively made it into pies. It was a rare day when rhubarb appeared on the table in any other form. Once in a great while, there would appear a dish of pinkish, stringy-looking something – a sort of puckery, sweet and sour sauce that we generally turned up our noses at.

Harry L. Baker

Harry L. Baker, 90, of Lone Tree and formerly of Iowa City, died Monday, June 1, 2009, at the Lone Tree Health Care Center in Lone Tree.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 5, at the United Presbyterian Church in Lone Tree. Visitation was held June 4 at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Interment will be at a later date in the Lone Tree Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Harry’s memory to St. Mark’s United Methodist Church of Iowa City. Online condolences may be sent through the web at www.gayandciha.com.

Joseph William (Billy Joe) Birtcher, Jr.

Joseph William (Billy Joe) Birtcher, Jr., 59, died suddenly in Branson, Mo., on Tuesday, May 26, 2009.
The Birtcher family, former Tiffin residents, are having a Gathering Memorial in remembrance of the son of Bill Birtcher Sr. and Beverly Ingham Birtcher, and husband of Jackie Birtcher. The gathering and supper will be held for all family, friends, and acquaintances at the Tiffin Fire Station Main Street, Tiffin, on Thursday, June 11, from 4 to 8 p.m. For more information please call (319) 665-2483 for Beverly or (319) 936-3005 for Jayna.

Mary “Toots” Felton

Mary “Toots” Felton, 79, of Monticello, died Saturday May 30, 2009 at Shady Rest Care Center, Cascade.
Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, June 2 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Monticello, with interment in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Rev. Donald Bruggeman officiated at the services.

Ivan L. Fry

Ivan L. Fry, 81, of Cedar Rapids, died Friday, May 29, 2009, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha. Services were held June 1 at Murdoch Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Cedar Rapids by the Rev. Ed. Powers. Visitation was Sunday, May 31, at the funeral home. Graveside service was held Monday at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, with military honors.

Charles Lyle “C.L.” Gates

Charles Lyle “C.L.” Gates, 87, of Brooklyn, died Sunday, May 31, 2009, at Brooklyn Community Estates following a brief illness. Funeral services were held June 3 at Grace United Methodist Church, Brooklyn, with the Rev. John Dodds officiating. Burial with military honors was in Koszta Cemetery, rural Marengo. Visitation was held June 3 at the church. Kloster Funeral Home, Brooklyn, is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial fund has been established.

Henry “Hank” George Kruzic

Henry “Hank” George Kruzic, 85, of Solon, died Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at his home from congestive heart failure. A Memorial Mass was held June 1 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Solon. Inurnment followed in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Visitation was May 31 at Brosh Chapel in Solon.

Dr. Allen N. Lang

Dr. Allen N. Lang, 88, formerly of Iowa City, a veterinarian, farmer, fisherman, and family man, passed on Sunday, May 17, 2009, in Solon. A memorial service celebrating Doc’s life will be held on Saturday, June 20, at 2 p.m. at the KC Family Center, 4776 American Legion Road SE, Iowa City, 52240. The Lang family invites friends to dress casually and come with fond remembrances of Doc. Light refreshments will be served.

Doris Emmeline Lingel

Doris Emmeline Lingel, 79, of Solon, died Sunday, May 31, 2009 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Services were held Thursday, June 4 at St. John Lutheran Church in Ely. Burial follwed in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation was held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Brosh Chapel in Solon and for an hour prior to services Thursday at the church.