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Obituaries

W. Lois Meyer

W. Lois Meyer, 85, beloved wife and mother and longtime Iowa City resident, left this life as gracefully as she lived her life on Saturday, July 13, 2013.
Funeral services were held July 17 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Iowa City, with burial following at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Memorial donations can be made in Lois’s memory to the Albert N. and Mary Meyer Scholarship Fund c/o Conception Abbey Development Office, P.O. Box 501, Conception, MO 64433-9988. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.

Robert Ohrt

Robert “Butch” James Ohrt, 68, of Tipton, died Thursday, June 11, 2013. Funeral services were held July 16, 2013, at the United Methodist Church in Tipton where the Rev. Phil Leipold officiated. Burial was at Tipton Masonic Cemetery.
A general memorial fund has been established in memory of Robert.
Online condolences may be shared at www.fryfuneralhhome.com.

Daniel Joseph Schaapveld

Daniel Joseph Schaapveld, 59, of North Liberty, passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at his home in North Liberty after losing his battle with leukemia. Funeral services for Dan were Sunday, July, 21, 2013, at Sorden-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Lone Tree with Pastor Alicia Williams officiating. Burial was in Letts Cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in memory of Dan. Online condolences for the Schaapveld family may be sent to www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.

Florence Cariens

Florence A. Cariens, 93, longtime area resident, died Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Family graveside services were held at Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent for her family through the Web at www.gayandciha.com.

Elizabeth Gearhart

Elizabeth Gearhart, 84, of Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday, July 9, 2013, in Living Center West. Funeral Mass was held July 12 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, by the Rev. Ivan Nienhaus. Burial was in Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Robert “Butch” James Ohrt

Robert “Butch” James Ohrt, 68, of Tipton, died Thursday, July 11, 2013. A funeral service was held Tuesday, July 16, at United Methodist Church, Tipton with Rev. Phil Leipold officiating. Burial was at Tipton Masonic Cemetery. A general memorial fund has been established in memory of Robert. Online condolences may be shared at www.fryfuneralhome.com.

Edward Pettit

Edward L. Pettit, 71, of North Liberty, died at his home Friday, July 5, 2013.

Kenneth Reichardt

Kenneth R. “Ken” Reichardt, 59, of Holiday Lodge in North Liberty, died unexpectedly at his home July 4, 2013. His family will be planning a memorial celebration.
Further information and condolences for the family may be directed to www.lensingfuneral.com.
Survivors include his father, George of Marion; brother, Steve (Mary) Reichardt, and sister, Julie Reichardt, both of Iowa City; nephews, Joshua M. Reichardt and David S. Huffman; and nieces, Kristen M. Huffman and Meghan R. Huffman Gatlin.

Adeline Volesky

Adeline E. Volesky, 100, of Swisher, died Friday, June 28, 2013, at Heritage Nursing and Rehab Center. Services were held July 1 at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids, with burial following in Blain Cemetery near Walford.

Myra Serbousek

Myra Ann (Stahle) Serbousek, 97, of Swisher, died Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Colonial Manor of Amana after a brief illness. Services were held on July 6 at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids. Burial followed in Anderson Cemetery in Swisher.
Myra was born March 5, 1916, in Solon, the daughter of Marvin and Emma (Krob) Stahle, and married Leonard Serbousek on June 26, 1935. Myra worked for many years at the Cedar Rapids Airport Café. She enjoyed dancing all her life and card playing with friends in later life.

Robert Kehl

Robert J. Kehl, 78, of Dubuque, died at home on Wednesday, July 3, 2013. Funeral services were held July 6 at St. Columbkille Catholic Church, Dubuque, with the Rev. Gabriel Anderson officiating. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery, where military honors were accorded by American Legion Post 6 of Dubuque.
Robert was born Sept. 10, 1934, in Dubuque, the son of George and Christina (Wild) Kehl. Robert graduated from Ottumwa High School in 1952 and attended Loras College. He served our country in the U. S. Army. Robert married Ruth Ann Kurtz on Aug. 6, 1960, in East Pleasant Plain.

Donn Haase

Donn A. Haase, 73, of Ely, died Sunday, June 23, 2013, of brain cancer at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha. There was a family service at Hrabak Funeral Home on July 1. Donn’s remains were cremated with no interment scheduled. Chaplain Joe Kane, officiated at the funeral home.
Donn was born March 6, 1940, in Toledo, to Milvoy and Gladys Haase. On Jan. 14, 1964, he was married to Marie VanDrew. The couple lived in Marengo for 38 years before moving to Ely in 2003.