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Obituaries

Max Fayram

Max Ray Fayram, 93, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids following a brief illness. Services were held Feb. 16 at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Anamosa with Pastor Mark Buck officiating. Interment was at Riverside Cemetery in Anamosa.
Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left at www.goettschonline.com.
Local survivors include Drew (Lindsay) Fayram of North Liberty.

Richard Cornelius

Richard M. “Rich” Cornelius, 65, of Monticello, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at his home. A celebration of Richard’s life was held Feb. 18 at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial was at Union Cemetery, rural Maquoketa.

Richard Milo Cornelius was born April 17, 1947, in Clinton, to Milo Fred and Flossie Louise (Peterson) Cornelius. He grew up in Andrew and was a 1965 graduate of Andrew High School.
In 1966, Rich began a career in the grocery business. He was a produce manager for several companies for 47 years, retiring in 2011.

Leonard Chmelicek

Leonard Chmelicek, 89, of Cedar Rapids, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Linn Manor Care Center in Marion from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Per Leonard’s wishes, there will be no services.
Leonard was born July 26, 1923, at home in Cedar Rapids and was delivered by his parents, Emil and Anna (Cerveny) Chmelicek. He attended McKinley High School until a teacher told him he might as well quit. He grew up during the Great Depression, and at age 18, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He was discharged in 1951. He married Lucille Tomkins on April 5, 1946, in Iowa City.

Ruth Agne

Ruth Marie (Ferrie) Agne, 87, of Tipton, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. Funeral services were held Feb. 13 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Tipton, with Father David Hitch officiating. Burial was at the Tipton Masonic Cemetery.
Ruth was born July 28, 1925, in Cresco, the daughter of Raphael and Naomi (Cummings) Ferrie. She graduated from Cresco High School, took the civil service exam and accepted a job at the Cedar County Courthouse in Tipton. There she met Carl Reed Agne, whom she married on Feb. 5, 1947, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids.

Doug Olney

Doug Olney, 48, died peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at VAMC of complications related to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
Funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 9 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, with Father Walter Helms officiating. Burial with military honors was at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Cosgrove.
In lieu of flowers, an educational memorial fund has been established at Hills Bank and Trust Company for Doug and Cindy’s son, Tyler.

Lois Metsale

Lois Mae Metsale, 85, of Solon, passed away Jan. 30, 2013, in her home, following a brief illness. Funeral services were held Feb. 4 at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids, with Father David Beckman presiding. Interment was at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.

Mary Hunter

Mary Hunter, 88, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at Jones Regional Medical Center in Anamosa, following a brief illness. Funeral services were held Feb. 5 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Monticello, with interment in the Wyoming Cemetery. Pastor Darryl Larson officiated at the services. Local survivors include her son, Steve Hunter of North Liberty, and her sister, Jean (Robert) Stinocher of Solon.

Dr. John Krob

Dr. John Francis Krob, DVM, 83, of Tipton, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, in University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City.
Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 4, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tipton, with Father Ed Dunn and Father David Hitch officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery at a later date.
Online condolences may be left at www.fryfuneralhome.com.

Marilyn Jean Swails

Marilyn Jean Swails, 85, longtime resident of Coralville, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, under the compassionate care of Mercy Hospice. Funeral services were held Feb. 1 at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, with burial following at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Charles Steinbeck

Charles “Charlie” Lee Steinbeck, 80, died peacefully Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at the Solon Care Center.
A Memorial Service celebrating Charles’ life was held Jan. 30 at Grace Lutheran Church in DeWitt, with the Rev. Rafferty officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Calamus.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Grace Lutheran Camp c/o Grace Lutheran Church or to Iowa City Hospice.
Charles was born March 26, 1932, in Calamus, the son of Herbert and Margaret Roseland Steinbeck. He attended school in Calamus. On Dec. 7, 1949, Charles married Janis Davisson in Davenport.

Leslie Pedersen

Leslie “Les” A. Pedersen, 92, of West Branch, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Crestview Nursing and Rehab Center in West Branch.
Funeral services were held Jan. 28 at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Branch. Burial was at Honey Grove Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the West Branch First Responders. Online condolences may be made to the family at hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com.

Donald Donovan

Donald Donovan, 88, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Windmill Manor following a brief illness. Funeral Services were held Jan. 28 at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City, with Father Thomas Doyle officiating. Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Don was born April 28, 1924, in Graham Township near Solon, the son of Raymond and Mary Lena Dewey Donovan. Don farmed with his father and brother on the family farm west of Iowa City. Following the death of his mother, Don lived at Chatham Oaks for 17 years, later moving to Windmill Manor. Don liked to fish, play bingo and do craftwork.