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Obituaries

Bernice Prokop

Bernice A. Prokop, 86, of Cedar Rapids, was united again with her loving husband Wes and her Savior on Dec. 27, 2013. She was a loving wife, mother, grandma and friend to those she crossed paths with. She dedicated her life to giving selflessly to the needs of those around her. Funeral service were held on Jan, 6 at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories with Pastor Larry Sohn officiating. Interment was in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.

William Schipper Jr.

William “Bill” Schipper Jr., formerly of Delhi, currently of Walker, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. Memorial Mass was held Dec. 29 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Delhi, by Father John Kramer. Military honors were conducted by the Delhi American Legion. Private burial will be at a later date.

LaVern Stephenson

LaVern Norma Erickson Stephenson passed away on Dec. 29, 2013, at Windmill Manor in Coralville. Funeral Service was held Jan. 2 at the Presbyterian Church in Springville by the Rev. Dr. Karen Downey Beals. Burial was at Springville Cemetery.

Neil Stratton

Neil “Nico” Christopher Stratton, 51, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at home following a sudden illness.
He was born on Dec. 23, 1961. Although he called Iowa home his entire life, Neil loved traveling all across the Midwest exploring its rich history.
Neil was an adventurer. Storm chasing and prospecting for gold out West were among his exciting pursuits. He was an avid outdoorsman, passionate about snowmobiling and riding his ATV.
A nature and animal lover, he was ardently devoted to the pets he had throughout his life.

Marion Werning

Marion R. Werning, 69, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha following an extended illness. Funeral Services were held Jan. 3 at St. John Lutheran Church in Newhall, with the Rev. Steven Rempfer officiating. Interment was at St. John Cemetery near Newhall. Memorials may be directed to the church.

Emma Anderson

Emma Anderson, 94, a resident of Manor Care died there on Tuesday Dec. 24, 2013, after a long illness. Services were Dec. 28 at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Burial at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, John (Joyce) of Cedar Rapids and James (Janann) of Swisher. She is also survived by six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter Diane Gardenmann, a sister Libby Dostal, and a brother Tony Kudrna.

Kaylynn Bollel

Kaylynn M. Bollei, 14, of Marion passed away on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, in the loving arms of her mother and father, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic. Service was on Dec. 27 at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Burial was at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Kaylynn Marie Bollei was born on June 18, 1999, to Lonnie and Connie Wilson Bollei in Iowa City. She was a freshman at Linn-Mar High School and participated in volleyball and choir there. Kaylynn was an amazing artist and especially enjoyed drawing. She was a pet lover and her dream was to become a veterinarian.

Charlotte Boren

Charlotte “Jean” Boren, 80, of Iowa City died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at Mercy Hospital under the compassionate care of the Hospice unit, surrounded by her family.
Funeral services were held Dec. 28 at the Church of the Nazarene in Iowa City. Burial was at the Anderson Cemetery near Swisher. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in her memory. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.

Dorothy Brugman

Dorothy Brugman, 87, passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at the Lantern Park Care Center in Coralville.
Funeral mass was held Dec. 27 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Coralville with the Rev. Walter Helms officiating. Burial was in the St. Mary’s Cemetery, Nichols. Memorials may be made to Mercy Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com.

Paul Cahill

Paul J. Cahill, 80, of Coralville, died peacefully Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at home surrounded by his family. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Dec. 27 at St. Patrick’s Church with the Very Rev. Rudolph Juarez officiating. Burial with military honors followed at St. Joseph Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Iowa City Hospice or St. Patrick’s Church.

Virginia Huneke

Virginia M. Huneke, 86, of Solon, formerly of Underwood and Council Bluffs, passed away Dec. 22, 2013, at the Solon Care Center. Funeral service was held Dec. 28 at St. John’s United Church of Christ with the Rev. Dr. Tony Paff officiating. Interment was in Ridgewood Cemetery.
Virginia was born Sept. 28, 1927, in Alhambra, Calif., to the late Earl and Marjorie (Suttie) Hickox. She graduated from Omaha Benson High School in 1944 and married Fred Huneke in 1948. Virginia worked as an assistant to the registrar at IWCC for 13 years. She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ.

Margaret McLaughlin

Margaret Ellen Cheney McLaughlin, 78, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at the Hiawatha Care Center. Funeral Mass was held Dec. 28 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marion. Burial was at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Cedar Rapids.