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Obituaries

Louise McKinnie

Louise McKinnie, 83, Gladstone, Mo., died April 26, 2013. She was born in Bodeau, Ark., to Gussie and Grace Jinks on Dec. 1, 1929. She lived in Gladstone, Mo., for 55 years and was a member of Englewood Baptist Church. Louise was preceded in death by her son, Rick McKinnie. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Dean; children Larry of Holt, Mo., and Gary (Lori) McKinnie of Solon; many loving grandchildren including Alison McKinnie; great-grandchildren as well as sisters, Doris Rushing and Lawanda Langley of Conway, Ark.

Marguerite Knoedel

Marguerite “Peg” Gatens Knoedel, 91, of Legacy Pointe, Iowa City, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Mercy Hospital Hospice.
Funeral Mass was offered April 29 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, officiated by Father John Spiegel. Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Marguerite was born April 10, 1922, in Cedar County to James and Anna (Tucker) Gatens. She attended school in Springdale and later at St. Patrick’s in Iowa City, where she graduated in 1939. She married Joe Knoedel on Sept. 16, 1947, at St. Patrick’s Church in Iowa City.

Audrey Barta

Audrey Jean B arta, 85, of Solon, died at Hallmark Care Center, Mount Vernon, Tuesday, April 23, 2013.
Visitation was April 25 at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids. Burial was in Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Robert A. Barta of Solon; son, Jeff (Doreen) Barta of Cedar Rapids; daughter, Nancy (Mark) Menefee of Branson West, Mo.; grandchildren, John Metz, Bradley Metz and Jami (Josh) Wingert; great-grandchildren, Andrew Wingert, Taylor Metz and Sydney Metz; and many nieces and nephews.

Larry Hefflefinger

Larry Dale Hefflefinger, 64, Solon, passed away peacefully in his home Tuesday, April 16, 2013. A funeral for immediate family was held April 20, with burial at Anderson Cemetery in Swisher.
Larry was born Dec. 6, 1948, in Cedar Rapids. He married his wife, Rita, in 1969 and they had two children, Alex (Tracy) Hefflefinger and Sara (Matt) Hoskins. He retired from B.G. Brecke Inc. after 32 years of employment.

Keith Forbes

Keith Forbes, 97, of Iowa City, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at Pioneer Park in Lone Tree. Funeral services for Keith were held April 20 at the Lone Tree American Legion. Burial was in the Lone Tree Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in memory of Keith. Online condolences for the Forbes family may be sent to www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.

Dallas Cooling

Dallas Myron Cooling, 71, died Thursday, April 18, 2013, at his home. A Celebration of Dallas’s life was held on April 22 at the Solon American Legion. Private family burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Solon.
Dallas was born Nov. 7, 1941 in, Clemons, to Eldon and Julia (Borton) Cooling. He married Mary Carolyn Koss on June 20, 1959.

Walter Lanning

Walter “Pete” Lanning, 78, of Delhi, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at the Good Neighbor Home. Funeral Services were held April 13 at Delhi United Methodist Church, by the Rev. Michael Druhl. Burial, with military honors, was in Evergreen Cemetery, Delhi.

Allen Graf

Allen Arthur Graf, 92, formerly of Olin, passed away April 5, 2013. Memorial Service and visitation were held April 20 at Lahey Funeral Home in Olin. Burial was in Olin Cemetery.
Allen was born to Walter and Christine Graf on a farm in rural Hale Township in December 1920. Allen grew up in Olin and attended a country school near Hale and Olin Consolidated School, graduating in 1938.

Kenneth Zangerle

Kenneth Zangerle, 76, of Hopkinton, died at his home on Saturday, March 30, 2013. Funeral services were held April 4 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Hopkinton, with interment in the Hopkinton Cemetery. Father John Kremer officiated.

Pauline Novotny

Pauline Hazel Novotny, 84, of rural Swisher, died peacefully at home on Monday, April 1, 2013, surrounded by her family. She lived a vibrant and happy life, full of laughter and simple joys. Funeral Mass was held April 5 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids by Father Christopher Podhajsky. Burial was in Blain Cemetery, rural Swisher. Pauline was born to Jerry and Hazel Stepanek on Aug. 15, 1928, on a farm about a half-mile from where she passed on. She had graduated from Shueyville High School when a handsome young man caught her eye.

Joyce Jasper

Joyce Elaine Jasper, 77, of High Amana, died Thursday, April 4, 2013, at the Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, Hiawatha. A memorial service will be held at a later time.

Douglas Hahn

Douglas E. Hahn, 68, of Cedar Rapids, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center. A celebration of Doug’s life was April 6 at the Avacentre at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids. Burial was at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Doug was born April 1, 1945, in Cedar Rapids, the son of Robert and Dorothy (Check) Hahn. Doug was born with autism and at the age of 12 moved to Woodward State Hospital. In 1987, he moved back to Cedar Rapids in a Discovery Living Inc. group home, making this his permanent home. He was one of the inspirations for the Association of Retarded Children (Arc).