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Obituaries

Elmer Leo Hahn

lmer Leo Hahn, 87 of Solon, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Services were Wednesday, Dec. 10, at Solon United Methodist Church, with Reverend Scott Kober presiding. Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery. Brosh Chapel in Solon is in charge of arrangements.

Herbert Hammes

Herbert Nicholas Hammes, 94, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2014, at Keokuk County Medical Center in Sigourney. Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday, Dec. 3, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sigourney. Burial took place at Holy Trinity Cemeteries-St. Elizabeth Catholic Cemetery in Harper. 
A memorial fund has been established for St. Mary Catholic Church, Sigourney, and Holy Trinity Cemeteries-St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Harper.

Richard “Dick” Jordan

Richard “Dick” Jordan, 86, of Swisher, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, at his home. A memorial service was held Friday, Dec. 5, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids. Inurnment will be at a later date at Anderson Cemetery, Swisher. There was a Celebration of Life at the Swisher American Legion Friday.

Roderick William Radenbaugh

Roderick “Rod” William Radenbaugh, 77, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, at his home in Solon. Visitation was Sunday, Dec. 7, at Brosh Chapel in Solon. A memorial service was held Monday, Dec. 8, at the Solon United Methodist Church. 

Marge Simpson

Marge Volk Simpson, 78, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at Mercy Hospital Iowa City following a lengthy illness.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at St. Joseph’s Church in Hills with Father Michael Spiekermeier officiating. Burial was at St. Stanislaus Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Hills Town and Country.
Marge was born Jan. 1, 1936, in Iowa City, the daughter of Bernard and Irene (Griffin) Volk. She was a graduate of Cosgrove High School. On July 5, 1967, Marge married Richard G. Simpson.

Donna L. Wagner

Donna L. Wagner, 66, of Iowa City passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. A gathering of family and friends to celebrate Donna’s life was held Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Lensing Funeral Home in Iowa City. Burial will be held at a later date at St. Joseph Cemetery in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Iowa City Hospice, St. Mary’s Parish in Oxford, or to The Friends of The Animal Center Foundation in honor of her beloved dog Lily.

Diane Evans

Diane Evans, 52, of Robins, passed away surrounded by her family after a long courageous battle with cancer at her home on Nov. 21, 2014. Services took place Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marion by Rev. David O’Connor. Burial was at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

John Lee Hammond

John Lee Hammond, 82, of North Liberty, formerly of Nashua, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at the Windmill Manor Care Facility in Coralville.
Funeral services were held Tuesday Dec. 2, at the United Methodist Church, Nashua, with Pastor Alfredo Agtarap presiding. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are with Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home-Olson Chapel, in Nashua.

Gertrude Janssen

Gertrude Janssen, 94, a longtime resident of Tiffin, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.

Kristin (Ness) Schwickerath

Kristin (Ness) Schwickerath, 33, of North Liberty, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. A funeral service to celebrate Kristin’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 650 240th Street NE in North Liberty. Burial will follow at Ridgewood Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, Dec. 5, from 3-7 p.m. at Lensing Funeral Home, 605 Kirkwood Ave. in Iowa City where a prayer service and a rosary will follow. Visitation will also be held at the church on Saturday morning from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Peter Sorensen

Peter “Larry” Sorensen, 66, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at home following a lengthy illness.
Memorial services were held Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Lensing’s Oak Hill, Coralville, with Father Edmond Dunn officiating. Burial with Military Honors was at 4 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery, Tiffin. 
A memorial fund has been established.
Larry was born March 5, 1948, in Iowa City, the son of Peter and Dorothy (Kutcher) Sorensen. He was a graduate of Oxford High School. Larry served in the United States Army in Vietnam. On Oct. 17, 1980, Larry married Sharon McCoy Adams in North Liberty.

Vernon J. Zach

Vernon J. Zach, 91, of Swisher, died peacefully in his home on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. Services were held Monday, Dec. 1, at First Presbyterian Church near Ely. Private family burial was in Dupont Cemetery near Swisher.
Vernon was born April 3, 1923, on the family farm near Swisher, the son of Joseph and Ella (Bistricky) Zach. He married Martha Dvorak on Oct. 3, 1945, at First Presbyterian Church near Ely. Vernon and Martha farmed near Swisher. Vernon enjoyed hunting, fishing, outdoor activities, playing cards, traveling to Arizona and Texas as well as spending time his family.