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Obituaries

Bert Louis (Louie) Brannaman

Bert Louis “Louie” Brannaman of Davis, Calif., passed away peacefully on Nov. 21, 2015. He was 95 years old. Louie was born in Sutliff on March 3, 1920. After high school, Louie attended the University of Iowa. Upon graduation, Louie moved to California where he started working for the University of California (UC) Riverside in agronomy. In 1963, Louie transferred to the UC Davis campus, where he was a lab technician in the agronomy department. Louie worked for 35 years for the University of California.

Jean LeClair Pavelka

Jean LeClair Pavelka, 91, of Martelle, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. Funeral Mass was Saturday, Dec. 5, at St. Mary Catholic Church, in Solon. Burial followed at St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation was Friday, Dec. 4, at Brosh Chapel, in Solon.

Paula Annette Sufficool

Paula Sufficool, North Liberty, passed away on Nov. 28, 2015, after a short battle with gastric adenocarcinoma. She was born in Cedar Rapids on March 9, 1948, to James and Doris (Williams) Sufficool. She was a graduate of Bellevue High School and Iowa State University.
Paula was a Histotechnologist at the VA Medical Center in Iowa City, retiring in 2010. She was a member of Iowa Society of Histotechnology, National Society for Histotechnology and Pilgrim Chapter of Daughters of American Revolution.

Eldon F. Hosek

Eldon F. Hosek, 89, of Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center from a brief illness. Services were held Saturday, Nov. 14, at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids, with burial in Anderson Cemetery near Swisher.

Patrick Michael Murphy

Patrick Michael Murphy, 73, of Shueyville, passed away on Nov. 9, 2015, in his home. Funeral Mass was held Friday, Nov. 13, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon, with Fr. Tim Sheedy presiding.
Burial was in Shueyville Cemetery. Visitation was Thursday, Nov. 12, at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids, where there was a 7 p.m. vigil.

LaVerne E. Halcott

LaVerne Evelyn Halcott, 94 of Solon, formerly of Omaha, Neb., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, at the Solon Care Center. Graveside services for Laverne were held Monday, Nov. 9, at Westlawn Cemetery in Omaha.

June Elaine Norma Kuhl Thurston

Please join the family of June Elaine Norma Kuhl Thurston, 94, who died peacefully Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, at Windmill Manor, Coralville, for a celebration of life on Monday, Nov. 16, at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Iowa City, at 1:30 p.m. The family will greet friends from noon until service time.

Robert H. Geick

Robert H. Geick, 89, of Pomeroy, passed away on Oct. 28, 2015, at the Pomeroy Care Center.
Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 2, at Our Savior United Methodist Church in Manson with Rev. Deb Parkinson officiating. Burial was at Union Cemetery at Pomeroy. A visitation was held Sunday, Nov. 1, at The Michael Loterbour-Powers Funeral Home in Pomeroy.

Irene Lucille Rice

Irene Lucille Rice was born Dec. 13, 1930, in Iowa City, the daughter of Carl and Elizabeth (Wanning) Rogers. Irene graduated from Iowa City High School in 1949. On Sept. 3, 1952, she was united in marriage to Francis Rice in Iowa City. They lived in Riverside, Solon and Mount Vernon. Following Francis’ death, she moved to Kalona in 2002. Irene worked at Northwestern Bell, University of Iowa, Iowa State Bank, Aldens and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of St.

Rhonda Lincoln-Sanders

Rhonda Lincoln-Sanders passed away Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. She was 58.
A visitation with family present was held Tuesday, Oct. 13, at Ochiltree Funeral Service in Winterset. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Ochiltree’s, with burial in the Union Chapel Cemetery, near St. Charles. Memorials to her family, for a later designation and online condolences may be left at ochiltree.com.
Rhonda May Lincoln was born March 11, 1957, in Des Moines, to Robert and Betty (Bishop) Lincoln.

Barbara Gromke Stephens

Barbara Gromke Stephens, 77, of Solon, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. A Celebration of Life service was held Monday, Oct. 5, at Danforth Chapel on the University of Iowa campus. Brosh Chapel in Solon is assisting the family.
Barbara was born on July 25, 1938, in Oak Park, Ill. She was the daughter of Paul and Ethel Gromke. She met her husband and life partner Ralph Ivan Stephens in 1955 and they were married Jan. 25, 1958. They moved to Iowa City in 1965.

Gladys Lawrence

Gladys Vivian Lawrence, 96, died Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. Mrs. Lawrence was a resident of the Solon Care Center.