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Obituaries

Gladys Chalupka

Gladys Elizabeth Chalupka, 79, of Solon, died Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Mercy Iowa City. Funeral services were held March 25 at Brosh Chapel in Solon. Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.

Raymond Buchmayer

Raymond “Booky” Buchmayer, 85, of Solon, died Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Mercy Iowa City. Funeral services were held March 29 at Brosh Chapel in Solon. Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery with full military rites provided by the Solon American Legion, Stinocher Post #460. Raymond was the first born of Otto and Agnes (Kriel) Buchmayer on Sept. 4, 1927, in Solon. He graduated from Solon High School and attended Cornell College for three years. He then attended and graduated from bricklayer trade school. He married Elaine Schindler on Jan. 17, 1953. She died Dec. 31, 1996.

Gertrude “Trudy” Winebrenner

Gertrude “Trudy” Winebrenner, 99, passed away peacefully Monday, March 18, 2013, in the comfort of her North Liberty home with her family by her side. Private family services were held. Committal services were March 22 at Burge Cemetery in New London.
Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.lensingfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Iowa City Hospice, www.iowacityhospice.org/donate.

Wilma Vanourney

Wilma L. Vanourney, 75, died Monday, March 18, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Funeral services were held March 22 at the Oxford United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Diane Townsley presiding. Burial was in Blaine Cemetery near Swisher.

Ronald Schott

Ronald Lee Schott, 68, formerly of Sigourney, passed away March 2, 2013, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics after a courageous battle with leukemia.
Ron was born June 29, 1944, in Scott County to Raymond Schott and Eva Sizemore-Schott. Ron was a graduate of Mount Vernon High School and married Betty Horras-McPherson in January 1968. They separated many years later. Ron owned and operated R.L. Schott Implements for over 20 years in Sigourney.
Local survivors include his sons, Aaron (Sharon) Schott and Adam Schott and his partner, Mallory Schaffer, all of North Liberty.

Delbert Nicklaus

Delbert August Nicklaus, 78, of Iowa City, died Sunday, March 17, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his family. Funeral services were held March 23 at the First Presbyterian Church in Iowa City.

Bridget J. (Gerholdt) Maher

Bridget J. (Gerholdt) Maher, 45, of Solon, died Friday, March 22, 2013, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Solon. Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery in Solon. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Brosh Chapel. 100 S. Cedar St, Solon.

Ronald Schott

Ronald Lee Schott, 68, formerly of Sigourney, passed away March 2, 2013, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics after a courageous battle with leukemia.
Ron was born June 29, 1944, in Scott County to Raymond Schott and Eva Sizemore-Schott. Ron was a graduate of Mount Vernon High School and married Betty Horras-McPherson in January 1968. They separated many years later. Ron owned and operated R.L. Schott Implements for over 20 years in Sigourney.
Local survivors include his sons, Aaron (Sharon) Schott and Adam Schott and his partner, Mallory Schaffer, all of North Liberty.

Ozella (Stastny) Hoffman

Ozella Jane (Stastny) Hoffman, 90, of Cedar Rapids, died Sunday, March 10, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids. Funeral services were held March 13 at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids. Burial followed at Rogers Grove Cemetery, Ely.
Ozella was born Feb. 25, 1923, in Ely, to Joseph and Laura (Neiderhiser) Stastny. She graduated from Ely High School in 1942 and Cedar Rapids Business College in 1943. She married Paul Hoffman in 1953 at St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids. Ozella worked at Collins Radio Co. for 17 years and part-time at Manpower Inc.

Betty May Hamilton

Betty May Hamilton, 85, of Elkhorn, Neb., formally of Iowa City and Torrance, Calif., passed away peacefully Sunday, March 17, 2013, with her family by her side.
A graveside service was held Saturday, March 23, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Coralville, with Pastor Jeff Tackaberry officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois.

Gerald Forbes

Gerald Jay Forbes, 81, of Lone Tree, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2013, at Pioneer Park in Lone Tree. Funeral services were held March 25 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lone Tree. Father Michael Spiekermeier presided, assisted by Cluster Coordinator Carol Kaalberg. Burial was in the Lone Tree Cemetery with full military rites provided by the Lone Tree American Legion Post 457.
Memorials may be directed to Iowa City Hospice in Gerald’s name. Online condolences for the Forbes family may be sent to www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.

Rickey Dhondt

Rickey Lee Dhondt, 64, died on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the St. Cloud VA Health Care System, St. Cloud, Minn.
He was born Dec. 22, 1948, in Williamsburg, the son of Marvin James and Nedra (Claypool) Dhondt. He attended Williamsburg High School. Rick served in the United States Army. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, NASCAR and collecting coins and fishing reels.
Local survivors include his sister, Samra Ollendick of North Liberty.