Laurence Joseph Svatos, 88, died peacefully Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at Lantern Park Care Center. Private Family Services were held. The Laurence Svatos Memorial Fund has been established c/o P.O. Box 167, Iowa City, IA 52244.
Laurence was born Aug. 21, 1924, in Tabor, S. D., the son of Joseph and Helen Cekala Svatos. The family moved to Solon where Laurence was raised and educated. On Sept. 4, 1951, he married Ada Klumforth in Iowa City.