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Obituaries

Denese Marie Kromminga

Denese Marie Kromminga, 63, of Solon, died Feb. 4, 2016, from complications of ovarian cancer. She was at home surrounded by family and friends. Feb. 4 was World Cancer Day.
She is survived by friend Paul Sofranko of Iowa City and her children Micah Toomey and husband Malcolm Sturgis, Winnetka, Ill., Bridget Toomey, Iowa City, and Daniel Toomey, St. Paul, Minn., and beloved grandchildren Annabel, Ian and Edward Sturgis.

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Vinnie A. Drafahl

Vinnie Alberta Drafahl, 99, of Solon, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, at the Solon Retirement Village. Celebration of life gathering was Friday, Jan. 22, at Brosh Chapel in Solon, with burial following in Coralville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family. A full obituary for Vinnie is also available at www.broshchapel.com.

Gene Ray “Thunder” Erenberger

Gene Ray “Thunder” Erenberger, of Solon, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 29, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with burial to follow in First Presbyterian Church Cemetery near Ely. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, January 28, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Brosh Chapel in Solon is in charge of arrangements.

Agnes M. (Nedved) Hagen

Agnes Marie (Nedved) Hagen, 91, of Cedar Rapids and formerly of Solon, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. Memorial Mass was held Saturday, Jan. 16, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon. Visitation was Friday, Jan. 15, at Brosh Chapel in Solon.

Christine Ellen Wolf

Christine Ellen Wolf, 64, of Solon, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, in her home. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, at Greeley Community Church, located at 212 E. 2nd St., Greeley, with burial to follow in Edgewood Cemetery. Visitation was Wednesday, Jan. 20, at Brosh Chapel in Solon.

Tanner DeWayne Wymer

Tanner DeWayne Wymer, 17 of Solon, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in a tragic drowning accident on the Coralville Reservoir. Celebration of life services were held Saturday, Jan. 9, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon, with Pastor Scott Keele Kober of Solon United Methodist Church presiding.
Visitation was Friday, Jan. 8, at St. Mary Catholic Church. A private family inurnment will be held at a later date. Brosh Chapel in Solon is handling Tanner’s arrangements.

Jeffrey S. Astor

Jeffrey Scott Astor, 56, of North Liberty, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, after a long and courageous battle with Leukemia. He passed peacefully at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas surrounded by loved ones. Jeff was born to James and Laura Astor on Dec. 12, 1959. He was the youngest of five siblings: Donna Birkicht and friend; Cary Rhoads, of Cedar Rapids; Carol Murphy and her husband Steve, of Georgetown, Texas; Dennis Astor and friend Bev Davis, of Cedar Rapids; and Janis McMann and her husband Larry, of Cedar Rapids.

Linda Hansel

Linda Hansel, 53, died Friday, Dec. 25, 2015, at UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, following a battle with COPD. A celebration of life was held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, in the Lawrence Room at the Lawrence Community Center in Anamosa. Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa, has been entrusted with Linda’s arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

Tanner D. Wymer

Tanner DeWayne Wymer, 17, of Solon, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in a tragic drowning accident on the Coralville Reservoir. Celebration of life services were held Saturday, Jan. 9, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, located at 1749 Racine Avenue NE. Visitation was from 3-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. 
Tanner was born April 19, 1998 in Iowa City, the son of Brad and Marcy (Gage) Wymer. He was a senior at Solon High School planning to graduate in May. Tanner was an outstanding student and active in football, wrestling and track and field. 

Leona Haub

Leona Haub, 89, of Solon, passed away peacefully Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, at the Solon Nursing Care Center. As per Leona’s wishes, a private family service will be held at a later date. Brosh Chapel in Solon is handling arrangements.
Leona Jeanette Nekvinda was born Oct. 15, 1926, in Olivia, Minn. Her family moved to Fort Dodge and later to Dayton where her family owned and operated a restaurant. Leona married Robert Haub of Dayton on Feb. 10, 1951. Leona worked for Grandview Care Center in Dayton for 20 years.

Jane Elaine Fencl

Jane Elaine Fencl, 66, of Solon, passed away on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at the Mechanicsville Nursing and Rehab Center. Celebration of life services were Tuesday, Dec. 22, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Solon. Visitation was Monday, Dec. 21, at Brosh Chapel. Inurnment was in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery near Solon.

Frank James Upah

Frank James Upah, 91, of Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, at Northbrook Manor Care Center. Services were held Friday, Dec. 18, at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids. Burial was held in Rogers Grove Cemetery near Ely. Visitation was one hour before the Friday services at Brosh Chapel.