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Obituaries

Richard Dvorak

Richard F. Dvorak, 62, of Swisher, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Funeral services were held Feb. 7 at St. Ludmila Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids. Private family inurnment will be at a later date.

Ronald Jacobson

Ronald Gene Jacobson, 61, of Cedar Rapids, was welcomed into his eternal home on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House. Celebration of life services were held Feb. 5 at New Covenant Bible Church. Private family inurnment services will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to New Covenant Bible Church or Hospice of Mercy.

Jerry McConnell

Jerry L. McConnell, 74, longtime North Liberty and Solon area resident, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at his home following a sudden heart related ailment. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2 until 4 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City. In lieu of flowers friends may contribute to the charity of their choice.

John Moreland Sr.

John W. Moreland, Sr., 89, died peacefully Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at his home in Iowa City.
 Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Feb. 7 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Iowa City with Father Gary Beckman officiating. Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Mercy Home Health Care or to St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church.

Iva Mae Van Baale

Iva Mae Frazer Van Baale, 89, left this life on Feb. 6, 2014. She was born Nov. 12, 1924, to Vern L. and Mable Ann (Churchill) Frazer in Prairie City.
As a young child, she accepted Christ as her Savior and joined the Methodist Church in Prairie City. Later she transferred to First United Methodist Church in Jacksboro, Texas, where she remained a faithful member.
Iva Mae married Harold Van Baale on Nov. 14, 1943, in Prairie City. They had two sons, Harold Eugene (Gene) and Joseph Lester (Joe.)

Marian Villhauer

Marian (Maisie) Villhauer, 87, passed on to eternal life on Feb. 2, 2014, with her family by her bedside at the Oaknoll Health Care Center. Funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 7 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with Father John Spiegel officiating. Memorial contributions may be directed to The Alzheimer’s Association.

Melvin Warnke

Melvin O. Warnake, 78, of Norway, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Funeral Services were held Feb. 6 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Walford with the Rev. Travis Borkosky officiating. Burial with Military Honors was at Floral Hills Cemetery, rural Oelwein. Memorials may be contributed to Trinity Lutheran Church, Walford.

Mary Zenishek

Mary Eva Zenishek, 79, of Solon died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. Memorial Services were held Feb. 8 at the Brosh Chapel, Solon. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date.

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.