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Archive

September 29th, 2009

Dr. Jay T. Pronk

Dr. Jay T. Pronk, 31, of North Liberty, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City of complications from a transplant for treatment of leukemia.
Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 21, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Iowa City, with Rev. Tim Zimmermann officiating. Private graveside services were at Memorial Park Cemetery in Mason City. Visitation and a luncheon for those in attendance were held Monday at the church. Cataldo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Grace Evelyn Silver

Grace Evelyn Silver, 91, a longtime resident of Marion, passed away at the Hiawatha Care Center in Hiawatha on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009. Services were held Sept. 23, at First Baptist Church in Marion by the Rev. Randy Bobzien, with visitation before the services. Burial was in Mount Clark Cemetery, Central City.

Emil “Skrip” William Skripsky

Emil “Skrip” William Skripsky, 86, of North Liberty, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, at Windmill Manor Care Center. Funeral services were held Sept. 22, at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service. Burial was at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Visitation was held Sept. 21 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Iowa City Hospice or American Cancer Society.

Earl Wells

Earl Wells, 90, of Stanwood, died Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, at his home.
Funeral services were held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tipton, Thursday, Sept. 24, with the Reverend David Hitch officiating. Burial: Tipton Masonic Cemetery. Visitation was Sept. 23 at Chapman Funeral Home in Clarence.
Earl was born July 2, 1919, in Tipton. He served in the Army during WW II, and worked in Auto Sales and Service in Stanwood. He is survived by his wife Norma; son William of North Liberty; and sister Maxine Long of Milton-Freewater, Ore.

September 22nd

Walkin'

After fishing and a bike ride I took Mom and Dad out for dinner during a recent trip home.
I had to say dinner was for Dad’s 85th birthday to get them to go out at all, as they both are very frugal. Even as we headed out the door Mom offered to fry fish but we followed through anyway.

Iowa v. Arizona

IOWA CITY– Iowa is 3-0... that sounds a lot better than 2-1, which could have been if Broderick Binns and Jeremiha Hunter didn’t block back-to-back field goals against UNI in the first game of the season.
Iowa’s 27-17 win over a good Arizona Wildcat team wasn’t flashy; it was more workman-like.
The defense stepped up, the offense was productive and Ryan Donahue is the early season MVP as a punter.

Food for Thought

For the past three years, health problems and bad timing have prevented me from taking my usual mini-vacations to northwestern Iowa, where there is a little old house that my family uses as a home base for reunions and fishing trips. The surrounding area, including Palo Alto, Clay and Emmet counties, is close to Minnesota and, like Minnesota, contains many lovely glacial lakes (there must be at least a half dozen within a half hour's drive from the house).

Kathryn M. Davis

Kathryn M. Davis, 93, of North Liberty, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, at Lantern Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Coralville.
Visitation and services were held Thursday, Sept. 17 at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service in Iowa City. Kathryn chose to be cremated following the service. Burial will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Visiting Nurses Association.

Judy Meincke

Judy Meincke, 48, of West Branch, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, at her home. Funeral service was held Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. The Rev. Betsey Neipert officiated. Casket bearers were Barry Berg, Bill Batzkiel, Leo Kirkpatrick, John Wertzbaugher, Alan Birkhofer and Rick Smith. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation was Monday at the funeral home.

Kenneth James Morlan

Kenneth James Morlan, 69, of Oxford, died peacefully Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009, at the University of Iowa Hospital surrounded by his family.
Both the visitation and service were held at Grace United Methodist Church in Tiffin, with visitation Tuesday, Sept. 15, and service Sept. 16 with Pastor Beverly Marshall-Goodell officiating. A luncheon in the church fellowship hall followed the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Kenneth J. Morlan Memorial Fund.