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Obituaries

Ruth Kaufman

Ruth Elizabeth Kaufman, 90, of Cedar Rapids died Aug. 9, 2014, at Northbrook Manor Care Center. A private family funeral service was held Aug. 15 at the Cedar Memorial Westside Chapel. Visitation was held on Aug. 14 at the Cedar Memorial Westside Chapel. Interment was at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. 
Ruth is survived by her four sons, Mike (Cindy) Cobb of Medford, Oregon, Pat (Sandra) Cobb of Cedar Rapids, Eddie Jones of Delhi, Dennis (Lana) Cobb of Solon; six grandchildren, Brent, Jodi, Brian, Todd, Mike and Richard; and seven great-grandchildren.  

Adrienne Rickels

Adrienne Rickels, 74, of Olin, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at her home. 
Graveside services were held on Aug. 14 at Forest Hill Cemetery, rural Anamosa.  Friends and family visited on Aug. 14 at Lahey Funeral Home in Olin.

Adrienne, “Ade,” was born on July 4, 1940, to parents Arthur and Kristin (Matejka) Schnepp in Anamosa. She graduated with the Class of 1958 from Olin High School. Adrienne was very artistic and enjoyed doing crafts, painting, cross-stitching, and cooking. She also loved spending time with her dog, Jack, and teaching him new tricks.


Geneva Shannon

Geneva M. Shannon, 85, of Coralville, passed away Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at Mercy Hospice Unit of Mercy Iowa City. Funeral Services were held Aug. 16 at St. Thomas More Church, Coralville. Visitation at Lensing’s Oak Hill was on Aug. 15 and at St. Thomas More Catholic Church prior to the funeral service. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Rose Ann Trasak

Rose Ann Trasak, 77, formerly of Chelsea, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at the Hiawatha Care Center. Services were Aug. 11 at the Hrabak Funeral Home in Belle Plaine with Pastor Gayle Wilcox of the Lovely Lane United Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids presiding. Burial was in National Cemetery, Vining. Visitation was Aug. 10 at the funeral home.
Rose is survived by: sons, Paul (Audrey) of Cedar Rapids, Jeff (Diane) of Atkins and Rick (Dawanda) of Vinton; brothers, William Steggall of Ely and Daniel (Tanya) Steggall of Solon; also by four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Rose Ulch

Rose Ulch, 94, of Solon, passed away peacefully Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at the Solon Nursing Care Center. Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at Brosh Chapel in Solon. Burial to follow in Oakland Cemetery. Family will greet guests from 4 until 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at Brosh Chapel.

Tragedy revisited

Food for Thought

This summer’s spate of child deaths resulting from being left in hot cars brings back memories of 2001, when a woman from Iowa left her young daughter in a hot car for several hours, forgetting that it had been her turn to drop her off at daycare before going to her job. The child died and Iowans were divided over the matter of blame. Should the woman be prosecuted for neglect, or should the event be deemed a tragic accident?

R. Steve Durr

R. Steve Durr of Solon, 68, passed on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at Lantern Park Care Facility in Coralville after a courageous battle with cancer. Services were held Aug. 11 at Brosh Chapel in Solon.
Steve was a union electrician by trade and spent nearly 30 years at the ADM plant in Cedar Rapids with ACME Electric where he finished his career as an electrical superintendent.

Jacqueline M. Beuter Ebling

Jacqueline M. Beuter Ebling, “Jackie,” 52, of Iowa City, passed peacefully surrounded by her beloved family on Aug. 6, 2014, after a courageous battle with kidney disease.

Funeral Services were held at Aug. 9 at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City, with Father Ed Fitzpatrick officiating. In lieu of flowers the Jacqueline Ebling Memorial Fund has been established.

Glenn William Jacobsen

Glenn William Jacobsen, 93, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at the Solon Nursing Care Center.
He was born Feb. 26, 1921, the son of William and Lillian Jacobsen. He attended country schools and graduated from Dysart High School with the class of 1938. Glenn farmed before joining the U.S. Navy.

Robert G. Zeman

Robert G. Zeman, 89, of Solon, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at the Solon Nursing Care Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon, with burial in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation was Wednesday, Aug. 13, at Brosh Chapel, Solon.

Edward Bryant

Edward “Ed” Joseph Bryant, 55, died of cancer on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at his home in Iowa City with his loving family and friends surrounding him.
Services were held Aug. 1 at Grace United Methodist Church in Tiffin. Instead of flowers and plants, the family requests memorials to Iowa City Hospice or Reach for Your Potential.


Sue Burkart Cain

Sue Burkart Cain, 87, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at her residence surrounded by her family.
Services were held Aug. 2 at Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church in Atkins with Pastor Mike Andrew officiating.
A memorial fund has been established.
Frances Sara Schueler, known to family and friends as “Sue,” was born Sept. 7, 1926, at Atkins to Nicholas and Sara (Grimm) Schueler.
On Oct. 5, 1945, she married Franklin Burkart at Marion. He preceded her in death in 1962. She was united in marriage to Clayton Cain on July 5, 1968, and he preceded her in death in 2008.