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Obituaries

Clifford John Kramer

Clifford John Kramer, 79, passed away suddenly on Nov. 21, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral Mass was held Wednesday, Nov. 26, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon with burial to follow in Oakland Cemetery. Full military rites will be conducted by the Solon American Legion. Visitation was Tuesday at Brosh Chapel in Solon.

Mary Ellen Novak

Mary Ellen Novak, 89, of Cedar Rapids, died Nov. 20, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids. Services took place Tuesday, Nov. 25, at St. Jude’s Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids, conducted by Father Mark Reasoner. Burial was at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. 

Lawrence “Larry” C. See

Lawrence “Larry” C. See, 69, formerly of the Iowa City area, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown.
Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 21, at Gay and Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. Burial with Military Honors was held at the Oakland Cemetery in Solon. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Larry’s memory.

Donald “Jib” Seydel

Donald “Jib” Seydel, 85, of Iowa City, passed away peacefully on Nov. 15, 2014, at Windmill Manor in Coralville. A Memorial Service was held on Friday, Nov. 21, at Lensing Funeral Home in Iowa City. Private burial will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association in care of Lensing Funeral Home, P.O. Box 167, Iowa City, IA 52240.

Ardis Ellen Barnhart

Ardis Ellen Barnhart, 78, of rural West Branch, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.
Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 14, at the Springdale United Methodist Church, with burial at the Friends Cemetery in Springdale. Memorial donations can be made in her memory to Springdale United Methodist Church, Iowa City Hospice or the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.

Joseph E. Bevill

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Joseph E. Bevill, 95, of Cedar Rapids, died Thursday evening, Nov. 13, 2014, at St. Luke’s Living Center West.
Funeral Services took place Sunday at Papich-Kuba Janeba Chapel West, 1604 J Street S.W., by Rev. Del Bear. Burial was at Czech National Cemetery. Military honors were conducted by American Legion St. Quentin Post 555, Ely.

Edna M. Carpenter Booker

Edna M. Carpenter Booker, 93, longtime resident of the Iowa City area, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at the Lantern Park Nursing and Rehab Center in Coralville.
The funeral service was held in Iowa City at the Parkview Evangelical Free Church on Nov, 15 with Pastor Steve Rachke officiating. Edna will be laid to rest at The Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, beside her husband, Colonel Brooks W. Booker, Jr. and their son, James Hayward Booker.

Ronald “Ronnie” Carson

Ronald “Ronnie” Carson, 57, of Swisher, died as result of a tragic motorcycle accident in North Liberty, on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. The service was Saturday, Nov. 15, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids. Burial was at Blain Cemetery, Swisher.

Gerald Eugene (Jerry) Hanson

aturday, Nov. 15, 2014, after a long illness. Jerry was born in Iowa City, Feb. 7, 1936, to George and Lucille (McBride) Hanson. He attended Iowa City schools, graduating from City High with the Class of 1955.

Kathleen A. MacTaggart

On the afternoon of Nov. 11, 2014, Kathleen A. MacTaggart of North Liberty, passed away peacefully of natural causes. Kathleen was comforted by family members at the Lantern Park Nursing home in Coralville, at the time of her passing.
Kathleen was born on Aug. 4, 1926, in a farmhouse in rural Hills, the daughter of Phillip Altmaier and Florence Freswick Altmaier. She graduated from Sharon High School in 1944. Kathleen worked at the University of Iowa in the Data Processing department. She lived in Goose Creek, South Carolina, Iowa City, Solon and North Liberty.

Ann M. Pizinger

Ann M. Pizinger, 71, of Cedar Rapids, died Thursday evening, Nov. 13, 2014, at West Ridge Care Center.
Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at Saint Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids, by Father Christopher Podhajsky. Burial will be at Saint John’s Cemetery.

Kenneth Lee Cook

Kenneth Lee Cook, 86, of Cedar Rapids, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at home surrounded by his family.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Visitation was held prior to the service at the chapel. Interment was at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Ken was born Nov. 5, 1928, in Lisbon to Benjamin and Ethel Cook. He was married to Neva Thomas on March 17, 1946, in Cedar Rapids. Ken worked over 30 years for Coe College before retiring in 1993.