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Obituaries

Edward Vorel

The family of Edward Vorel welcomed friends to a time of remembrance and celebration on Nov. 16 at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona, where a brief memorial service was held at 6 p.m. Private graveside services will be at a later date. Ed died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, following a short illness, at the Iowa City Veteran’s Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Edward Elmer Vorel was born Aug. 25, 1919, in Ely, the son of Louis and Agnes (Marash) Vorel. He joined the U.S. Army in 1942 and served in Central Europe, Normandy, France and Germany. He was discharged in 1945.

William Wickman 

William “Bill” Wickman, 69, of rural Solon died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.
Bill owned and operated Dallas Custom Auto in Iowa City for a number of years. Prior to that he was highly respected as an owner of an auto body shop in Chicago for many years before moving to this area. He is survived by his four children, three brothers, eight dogs and his partner-in-crime, Deborah Meade of rural Solon.
No local services are planned.

Dora Wright

Dora “Joan” Wright, 78, of Swisher, died on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, Hiawatha. Services were held Nov. 18 at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids, conducted by the Rev. Stasia Fine. Burial was at Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.

Clarence Appleget

Clarence Appleget, age 82, of Sigourney, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at the Keokuk County Health Center in Sigourney, surrounded by his family. Memorial mass was held Nov. 8 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sigourney with Rev. Charles Fladung officiating. Military rites by American Legion Post #19 and Lacey Kerr V.F.W. Post #2308 followed the service.

Jim Becicka

Jim E. “Catfish” Becicka, 46, of rural Oxford died Monday, Nov. 4, 2013.
Services remembering Jim were held Friday, Nov. 8, at the St. Mary’s Auditorium in Oxford. Burial was at the Oxford Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in his memory. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.

Eileen Beranek

Eileen Marie Beranek, 91, passed away peacefully on Nov. 6, 2013, at the Solon Nursing Care Center. Funeral services were held on Nov. 12 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon. Burial followed in St. Mary Cemetery.