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Obituaries

Delores Rosella McDowell

Delores Rosella Whalen Meighan McDowell, 92, of Cedar Rapids, passed away July 27, 2014, at Solon Care Center. Funeral services were held July 31 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids.
Delores was born on Aug. 30, 1921, on the rural Lansing farm of her parents, William Thomas and Agnes M. (Danaher) Whalen. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Lycurgus Catholic Church. Delores attended the Lycurgus Rock School and graduated from Waukon High School.

Glanville Clark “Bill” Wheeler

Glanville Clark “Bill” Wheeler, 95, formerly associated with Century Engineering of Cedar Rapids and Vector Corporation now of Marion, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Santa Rosa, California.
He and his wife, Norma Mckenzie Wheeler, married in 1957 and moved to California in the late 1970s to their current home in Santa Rosa.
Survivors include Norma, his five children, Lorna (Jon) Holmberg, Angela Joy(Donald Murchie) Wheeler, Clayton Wheeler, William Kirk Wheeler of California and Richard Clark Wheeler of Vermont; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Shirley Conner

Shirley Jean Conner, 77, was born Sept. 28, 1936, in North English, Iowa, and died in her home, surrounded by her loving family, on July 25, 2014, after a three year battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Shirley thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her family, hosting company in her home, hunting, fishing, gardening, canning, cooking and sewing. She attended North English High School, met her husband of 61 years, Marion, roller-skating in Millersburg. They lived in North English and made their permanent home of 54 years in Millersburg.

Robert Jandik

Robert Emil Jandik, 92 of Swisher, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Westridge Care Center. Celebration of life services were held Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids.

Susan Matheny

Susan E. Matheny, 61, of Solon peacefully went to heaven surrounded by family on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.
Survivors include her husband, David, of Solon; her children, Matthew (Lizz), April and Ellen Matheny, and Andrew (Anna); and a sister Sally Pospishil all of Cedar Rapids. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Adam and Ashlie; and many other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother Ted.

James Poggenpohl

James Francis Poggenpohl, 72, of North Liberty, passed away peacefully at his home Saturday, July 26, 2014.
Funeral Services were held at Wednesday, July 30, at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City, with Rebecca Carver officiating. Visitation was Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the James F. Poggenpohl Memorial Fund has been established.

Mary Jo Seaba

Mary Jo Seaba, 77, of North Liberty, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Mercy Hospice in Iowa City.
A memorial service was held on Wednesday, July 23, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Mercy Hospital Foundation (Iowa City).

William Young

William Richard Young, 64, of North Liberty, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at home of complications related to COPD.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the North Liberty Fire Department or to the William Richard Young Memorial Fund.

Bill was born Aug. 19, 1949, in Iowa City, the son of Richard and Grace (Larew) Young. He was a 1968 graduate of University High School and received his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Iowa in 1972. On Aug. 20, 1994, Bill married Mary Bryant on the porch at the family farm surrounded by family and friends.



Andrea Zimmermann

Andrea “Annie” Zimmermann, 29, of Cedar Rapids, died after a tragic accident in Troy Mills on Saturday, July 19, 2014. Services were held Thursday, July 24, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids.

Betty Coglan

Betty Jean Coglan, 86, formerly of North Liberty, died Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Mercy Hospice in Iowa City.
A celebration of Betty’s life took place on July 18 at Divots at the Brown Deer Golf Club. Family committal services were held at Ridgewood Cemetery in North Liberty.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Betty’s name can be made to Mercy Hospice or Hospice Compassus. Online condolences can be sent to her family at www.gayandciha.com.

Kenneth West

Kenneth West, 72, of Middleburg, Florida, formerly of North Liberty, died at his home April 7, 2014, after a short illness. Kenneth chose to donate his body to science and the remains were cremated. The ashes will be laid to rest at Oakland Cemetery, Solon, with private graveside services, Saturday, July 26, at 1:30 p.m. A celebration of his life will be a time of food and fellowship for family and friends at the public meeting room of the Solon Public Library after 2 p.m.

Carolyn Beard

Carolyn K. (Fencl) Beard, 49, of Gays Mills, Wisconsin, formerly of Solon, died Monday, July 7, 2014, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Memorial Services were held Friday, July 11, at First Presbyterian Church, near Ely.
Carolyn was born Oct. 22, 1964, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Joseph A. and Bonnie (Harris) Fencl. She graduated from Solon High School in 1983, and later attended Upper Iowa, studying art. Carolyn married Tedd Beard on April 12, 1985. Carolyn enjoyed sewing, gardening, drawing and spending time with her children and family.