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Obituaries

Carol Barkalow

Carol Lee Barkalow, 72, of North Liberty, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.
Funeral services were held Feb. 4 at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Burial was at Ridgewood Cemetery in North Liberty. Memorials in Carol’s memory can be made to Mercy Hospital, through the Mercy Foundation. Online condolences can be sent to her family at www.gayandciha.com.

Joyce Duffy

Joyce A. Duffy, 83, of rural Solon, passed away at home on Jan. 28, 2014. Mass of Christian Burial was held Feb. 3 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. The Rev. Gary Beckman officiated. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Joyce Duffy Memorial.

Paul Grecian

Paul Nelson Grecian, 91, of Marshalltown, formerly of Lone Tree, passed away Jan. 22, 2014, at Iowa River Hospice of Marshalltown.
He was born June 25, 1922, to Riley and Dora Grecian. He grew up in Highland Township, Washington County, helping on the family farm and sawmill.

Earl Keyser

Earl L. Keyser, 70, of North Liberty, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at Windmill Manor in Coralville, following a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. To further the research for Parkinson’s disease, Earl chose to donate his body to the University of Iowa Deeded Body Program. No public services will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Holy Trinity Church of North Liberty, or to Hospice Compassus.

Marvin Klahn Sr.

Marvin H. Klahn, Sr., 89, of Cedar Rapids, died Sunday Jan. 26, 2014, at Living Center West, Cedar Rapids. Services were held on Jan. 31 at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids, by Chaplain Mike Salgenweit-Coffman. Military honors were provided by American Legion Post # 727. Burial will be at Linwood Cemetery at a later date.
Survivors in include his sons, Marvin H. Klahn, Jr. of Solon, and William L. “Bill” Klahn of Cedar Rapids; four grandchildren; and a great granddaughter.

Leonard Lisk

Harold Leonard Lisk, 84, died at Vista Wood Care Center in Ottumwa. He was born Jan. 24, 1929, to Harry and Beryl (Thatcher) Lisk near Delta. He graduated from Delta High School in 1947. Leonard started to farm with his dad and worked at John Morrell. He served in the U. S. Air Force from 1950 until 1955. After his discharge he returned to farming and working at John Morrell until its closing in 1973. He farmed until 1983. He married Martha Jean Tanner and they later divorced. Later he was employed at the University Hospital for 13 years and retired in 1994.

Hildegarde Lueck

Hildegarde A. Lueck of Dyersville and formerly of New Vienna died peacefully on Jan. 23, 2014, in her home at the Ellen Kennedy Living Center in Dyersville, surrounded by her family.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Jan. 27 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in New Vienna, with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. John O’Connor officiated.

Clara Leitzinger Schoderbek

Clara Leitzinger Schoderbek, 78, of Solon died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, from complications of cancer. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Solon with Fr. James Vrba officiating. There will be a gathering for friends and family following the service in the church hall. Burial will be in Clearfield, Pa. at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Clara’s name with the American Bird Conservancy, P.O. Box 249, The Plains, VA, 20198-2237 or www.abcbirds.org.

Kathryn L. (Parsons) Sida

Kathryn L. (Parsons) Sida, 86, of rural Solon, died peacefully following a brief illness on Saturday morning, Feb. 1, 2014, at the Solon Nursing Care Center surrounded by her loving family.

Delores Steinbrech

Delores Marie Steinbrech, 53, of Solon, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in her home after losing her courageous battle to cancer. Funeral Mass was held Feb. 3 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon, with burial in Oakland Cemetery.
Delores was born Feb. 8, 1960, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, the daughter of Robert and Irene (Lumpa) Steinbrech. She grew up on the family farm near Solon.

Doris E. Thompson

Doris E. Thompson, 78, of rural Rowley, formerly of Cottage Reserve in rural Solon, died on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. She was born on Oct. 17, 1935, in Perry, the daughter of Warren Dunlap and Katherine Eleanor (Davis) Pratt. She graduated from high school in Rowley and then completed her nurse’s training at St. Luke’s Nursing School in Cedar Rapids. She eventually earned a master’s degree in nursing and worked at the Solon Nursing Care Center and the VA hospital in Iowa City. On Nov.

Leo Zeithamel

Leo R. Zeithamel, 84, of Solon, died peacefully Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at the Solon Care Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 28 at Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service, Iowa City, with the Rev. Dr. Barrie Tritle officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.