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News

Clarence E. Young

Clarence E. Young, 85, of Homestead, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, in Colonial Manor, Amana, following a brief illness. Services were held Tuesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, rural Homestead, with the Rev. Wayne Woolery officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Visitation was held Monday at the church. Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be contributed to Lutheran Interparish Schools, Williamsburg, or St. John’s Lutheran Church, rural Homestead.

Angela Nejdl Everett

Angela Nejdl Everett (of Ginsberg Jewelers, Cedar Rapids), arrived at St. Luke’s Hospital 8:05 a.m. on Oct. 3, 1948. Departed St. Luke’s at 5:43 p.m. on Feb. 18, 2009.
Angela was the daughter of Robert and Vilma (Polehna) Nejdl. She also leaves behind Aunt Vera; cousins; many friends; and her menagerie, Emily, Yusa, Icky Bird, The Mayor and Gracie.
Her lifetime devotion to her animals was evident over many years. One example was having a prosthetic beak made for her pet goose, Husa.

Jerry Robert Cahill

Jerry Robert Cahill, 46, of North Liberty, lost his brief but courageous battle with liver cancer on Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, at KU Med.

Edward “Ed” Michael Boyle

Edward “Ed” Michael Boyle, 70, of Marion, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, Hiawatha, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral Mass was held Saturday, Feb. 21, at St. Jude Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids by Father Phil Thompson. Visitation was Feb. 20 at Murdoch Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Marion. Burial was in Campbell Cemetery, Bertram.

Wilma Mae (Smahel) Bowersox

Wilma Mae (Smahel) Bowersox, 93, of Swisher, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, at Higley Mansion Care Center in Cedar Rapids. Visitation was Sunday, Feb. 15, at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids. Services were held Monday, Feb. 16, at Brosh Chapel, with burial following in the Shueyville Cemetery.
Wilma was born July 11, 1915, in Johnson County, the daughter of Emil and Libbie (Becicka) Smahel. She graduated from Shueyville High School. She married Robert Bowersox in Cedar Rapids on Oct. 14, 1939.

Guest Opinion from the Iowa House

The greatest challenges facing the 83rd General Assembly are balancing the budget during a severe recession and providing disaster relief to hard hit counties in Iowa. These issues notwithstanding, there is a better way to do government business.