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Obituaries

Andrea Jean Durm

Andrea Jean Durm, 50, died surrounded by loved ones on Oct. 13, 2016.
Daughter of Harold and Phyllis Fiala, Andrea was born May 15, 1966, and grew up on the family farm in Solon. She was married to Troy Durm on Nov. 2, 2015, in their home in Lynchburg, Tennessee.
Andrea graduated from Solon High School in 1984 and attended Capri College. She was later employed as a respiratory therapist at Lincoln Medical Center in Fayetteville, Tennessee. She was passionate about her work and worked with many people she always called friends.

Jane Elizabeth (Reyhons) Schmidt

Jane Elizabeth (Reyhons) Schmidt, 61, Coralville, is now dancing with the angels and singing “Hallelujah” on the corner of Praise Avenue in Heaven with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, family and friends who have gone on before her. Her death on Oct. 14, 2016, was due to complications of diabetes.

Dorothy J. ““Dottie”” Ballantyne

Dorothy J. “Dottie” Ballantyne, 80, of Solon, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, at the Solon Nursing Care Center of kidney failure. Private family services were held at Oakland Cemetery in Solon. Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Solon is handling “Dottie’s” arrangements. Dottie was born May 6, 1936, in Pontiac, Michigan, the daughter of Lyle and Laura Reid. She graduated in 1954 from Van Nuys High School in California. She attended Graceland College in Lamoni, where she met her future husband, Jim Ballantyne. They married on Aug. 27, 1955, in Lamoni.

Anton “Tony” Zacek

Anton “Tony” Zacek, 78, of Solon, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, at the Solon Nursing Care Center. Celebration of life services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at First Presbyterian Church near Ely, with Reverend Dr. Julie Schuett presiding. Full military rites will be conducted following services at the church. Inurnment will be at a later date in First Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Cedar Rapids, located at 2121 Bowling St. SW. A full obituary will be available for Tony at www.broshchapel.com.

Kathleen Anne Lynch

Kathleen Anne Lynch, 65, of Iowa City, passed away peacefully Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at Mercy Hospice.
Funeral Services were held Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service with Rev. Mark Pries officiating. Visitation was Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial was at St. Stanislaus Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kathy Lynch Memorial Fund.

Marieta Ruth Graf

Marieta Ruth (Kreger) Graf, 94, of Olin, died on Sept. 20, 2016, at the Solon Nursing Care Center in Solon. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 11 a.m., at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Olin with Pastor Cindy McKinzie officiating. Burial of ashes follows at the Olin Cemetery. A luncheon will be held at the church after the burial. Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. at the church.

Harriett J. Grantham Dean

Harriett J. Grantham Dean, 94, of Coralville, passed away in her home, surrounded by her family Sept. 3, 2016.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at the Gay & Ciha Funeral Service. Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Wesley House or the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Online condolences may be shared with her family at www.gayandciha.com.

Carolyn V. Stahmer

Carolyn Verlee Stahmer, 73, loving wife and mother, passed away Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, at Iowa City Mercy Hospice. Carolyn was born on April 18, 1943, in Iowa City to Harry and Gertrude (Westlake) Swanson of Lone Tree. Carolyn married Harlan Stahmer on Sept. 8, 1962.

Benjamin “Duff” Charles Huber

ssed away at the Solon Care Center on Aug. 25, 2016.
There will be a military service at Solon Legion Park at 6 p.m., on Thursday, Sept. 1, followed by a celebration of life at the Solon American Legion. Online condolences may be shared with Ben’s family through the funeral home website at www.gayandciha.com.
Huber was a sergeant in Company B 1st Airborne, Battle Group 506th Infantry, 3rd US Army from Aug. 23, 1960, to July 19, 1966. Ben enjoyed catching and cooking turtles, playing baseball, stock car racing, mushroom hunting, deer hunting and fishing.

Victor Michel Krob

Victor Michel Krob, 39, of Iowa City, formerly of Solon, passed away suddenly from a brief illness on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Celebration of life services were held Monday, Aug. 22, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Solon, with Reverend Earling Shultz presiding. Visitation was Sunday, Aug. 21, at Brosh Chapel. A private family inurnment will be held at a later date.

Eleanor M. Brumwell

Eleanor Marie (Stinocher) Brumwell, 81, of Solon, passed away in her home on Friday, Aug. 12, 2016. Celebration of life services were held Tuesday, Aug. 16, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Solon. Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation was Monday at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre.

Jeffery Lynn DeMar

Jeffery Lynn DeMar, 57, formerly of Solon, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, at the Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House. Celebration of life services were held Friday, Aug. 5, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Solon. Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.
Jeffery was born Dec. 8, 1958, in Iowa City, the son of Francis and Norma “Deone” (Rhoades) DeMar. He attended and graduated from Solon High School. Jeff worked at various restaurants in Solon most of his life. He enjoyed watching old westerns and sports, including the Hawkeyes, Packers and Cardinals.