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Obituaries

Marcella Clark

Marcella E. Clark was born to Elizabeth (Kadera) and Bert Brannaman on Jan. 1, 1919, near Sutliff. She passed away July 4, 2013, at the Hallmark care facility. Pastor Becky High held a celebration of life July 8 at the Mount Vernon United Methodist Church. Family burial was at Mount Vernon Memorial cemetery.

Douglas Foster

Douglas Craig Foster, 62, of North Liberty, passed away at his home Monday, June 24, 2013, surrounded by family. As were his wishes, he was cremated. A celebration of life was held at the family farm on June 27.

Delbert J. Havel

Delbert J. Havel, 84, of Grinnell, died on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell.
A funeral service was held on Saturday, June 29, 2013, at the Grinnell Christian Church. Cremation followed the service at the Smith Cremation Center in Grinnell.
Memorials may be directed to Grinnell Regional Hospice or to St. Francis Manor in Grinnell and sent in care of the Smith Funeral Home, P.O. Box 368, Grinnell, IA 50112.

Maynard Hebl

Maynard George Hebl, 78, of Iowa City, passed away on Sunday, June 23 near his home after a farm accident.
Mass of Christian Burial was June 29 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, followed by graveside military rites at Memory Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Johnson County 4-H and Iowa City West High Booster Club.

Ione Audrey Sostak

Ione Audrey Sostak, 76, of Laurie, Mo., passed away Friday, June 21, 2013, at the Laurie Care Center.
She was born March 2, 1937, in Sandstone, Minn., a daughter of the late Hubert and Florence Anderson Christopherson. On June 2, 1956, in Askov, Minn., she was united in marriage to Gerald R. “Jerry” Sostak, who preceded her in death on June 5, 2013.
Ione retired from Kmart as an office manager and bookkeeper after many years of employment.
She was a member of the Osage Community Elks Lodge #2705 in Laurie where she served as past president of the Lady Elks.

Fay Wiethorn

Fay Joann Wiethorn, 68, Monona, died Friday, June 21, 2013, at her home in Monona, following a long, courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

Tony Yerkes

Tony Yerkes, 56, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013, from natural causes. Funeral services were held June 29 at First Christian Church in Vinton with the Rev. Connie Wacht officiating. Private burial will be at a later date in the Brandon Cemetery.
Tony was born Nov. 20, 1956, in Vinton, to Richard and Judy Walker Kearns and was adopted at a young age by Gale Yerkes. He graduated from Washington High School in Vinton in 1975 and worked for many years at DC Taylor Co. In recent years, he worked at PMX Industries.

Earl Dee Miller

Earl Dee Miller, 70, of North Liberty, died Friday June 21, 2013, at home surrounded by his family. Celebration of Life was held on June 24 at the Shueyville United Methodist Church Family Life Center.

Rev. Russell Donald Proffitt

The Rev. Russell Proffitt, 80, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Lisbon, died Friday, June 14, 2013, at The Woodlands, The Meth-Wick Community, Cedar Rapids. A memorial service for Russ was held June 26 at First Presbyterian Church of Mount Vernon, by the Rev. Lori Wunder. His body was donated to the deeded body program at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

Raphael Francis Pisarik

Raphael Francis Pisarik, 92, a lifetime resident of rural Mount Vernon, died Sunday, June 23, 2013, a short time after suffering a major stroke. Rosary and Prayer service will be Wednesday, June 26, at 3 p.m. with visitation to follow until 8 p.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Mount Vernon. Funeral Mass will be Thursday, June 27, at 10 a.m. at St. John’s with graveside services following at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, rural Solon.

Cynthia Pfeiffer

Cynthia Anne Pfeiffer, 61, died Saturday, June 15, 2013, in Washington.
A memorial mass was held June 29 at St. James Catholic Church in Washington. A prayer service was held Friday evening at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.beattyfh.com.
Cindy was born on Sept. 17, 1951, in Cedar Rapids, to Glenn and Mary Louise (Kiffe) Selzer. She grew up in Fairfax.
Cindy was united in marriage to Donald Pfeiffer in 1973 in Fairfax. They moved to Washington in 1981.

Susan Miller

Susan Anne Miller, 68, longtime resident of North Liberty died peacefully Saturday, June 15, 2013 at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Funeral Services were held June 20 at Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service, Iowa City, with the Rev. Jeff Tackaberry officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Ridgewood Cemetery in North Liberty. A memorial fund has been established in Susan’s name.