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Obituaries

Kevin M. Hook

Kevin M. Hook, 53, of Riverside, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics of complications from esophageal cancer.
Visitation was held Saturday, April 23, at Lensing Funeral Service in Iowa City. A memorial service will followed at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mission of Hope, Safeplace Foundation or The Kevin Hook Memorial Fund for his children’s education.

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James (Jim) W. Calef

James (Jim) W. Calef, 79, of Latimer, previously of Solon, passed away Friday April 8, 2016, at Mercy Hospital in Mason City after a short illness. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 16, at Faith Baptist Church in Hampton.

Velda Irene Dinse

Velda Irene Dinse, 88, of Solon and formerly of Tipton, passed away peacefully at Solon Nursing Care Center on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016. A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, April 2, at 2 p.m. at Fry Funeral Home, Tipton. There will be a visitation from 1-2 p.m., with an inurnment and graveside service following the service at Woodbridge Cemetery, Buchannan. A memorial fund in Velda’s honor has been established. Online condolences may be shared at www.fryfuneralhome.com.

William Simm Peterson

William Simm Peterson, aka “Bill” or “the Colonel,” was born May 5, 1943, to Ann and Carl Peterson of Storm Lake. He passed away suddenly Sunday, March 6, 2016, at his home in Iowa City. A celebration of his life will take place Saturday, March 19, from 2 to 3 p.m. at Lensing Funeral Home in Iowa City, with longtime friend, the Rev. Jim McChesney, presiding. A visitation with the family present is scheduled from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

Mary Jo Randall

Mary Jo Randall, 81, of Solon, died Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at the Solon Retirement Village. Funeral Mass was held Saturday, March 12, at St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation was Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church. Brosh Chapel in Solon is in charge of arrangements.

Fredrick F. Felton

Fredrick F. Felton, 79, of Cascade, Iowa, died Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City.
Friends and relatives of Fred called Monday, Feb. 22, at the Reiff Funeral Home in Cascade.
Services for Fred were held Monday, Feb. 22, at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Cascade with Rev. Douglas Loecke officiating. Burial was held in Calvary Cemetery with Flag presentation by the Cascade American Legion Post No. 528.
Casketbearers for Fred were Dennis Fitzsimmons, Gary Portz, Don Felton, Bob Felton, Loras Felton and Curt Main.

Mildred M Rittiger

Mildred Marie Rittger, 102, of Salina, Kan., passed away Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016.
Mildred was born in Rural Saline County, Kan. on Jan. 31, 1914, daughter of the late Elizabeth Diehl and Adolph Lebert. In April of 1936, Mildred was united in marriage to Vernon L. Rittger. 
Mildred was primarily a homemaker, but was also a hairdresser and postal employee in North Liberty. An accomplished organist and pianist, she loved to play and we loved to listen.

Charles H. Read

Charles H. Read
Charles Herbert Read, MD, was born July 22, 1918, in Amherst, Nova Scotia, and died Feb. 21, 2016, in Iowa City.
Charles served as a professor of pediatric endocrinology at the University of Iowa from 1954 to 1987. In addition to a long career in clinical practice,

Cornelious “Neil” C. Boldt

Cornelious “Neil” C. Boldt, 77
Cornelious “Neil” C. Boldt, 77, of East Moline, Ill., died Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, at home.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, Feb. 19, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Moline. There was a Rosary with a visitation immediately following Thursday, Feb. 18, at the church. Per his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded and private burial of cremains will be at National Cemetery at the Rock Island Arsenal. Memorials may be made to Christ the King Catholic Church, the food meal site/food pantry at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Davenport.

Marilyn Ann (Muscat) Broghammer

Marilyn Ann (Muscat) Broghammer, 79, of Clear Lake, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at home surrounded by her family. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, Jan. 25, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Clear Lake, with Rev. John Gossman, celebrant. Visitation was Jan. 24 at Major Erickson Funeral Home, Mason City. Interment was Tuesday in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mount Mercy University (c/o Benjamin and Lucille Broghammer Nursing Scholarship Fund), St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, or Hospice of North Iowa. 



Donna Mae Prohaska Johnson

Donna Mae Prohaska Johnson, 64, of Coralville, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, after a long battle with her health. Celebration of life services were Saturday, Feb. 13, at Brosh Chapel in Solon, with burial following in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation was Friday, Feb. 12, at Brosh Chapel.
Donna was born May 6, 1951, in Solon, the daughter of James and Caroline (Studt) Prohaska.

Carroll E. “Slim” Gunderson

Carrroll Eugene “Slim” Gunderson, of Marengo, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at the age of 81 years. The family received friends on Monday, Feb. 15, at Kloster Funeral Home in Marengo. Private family services will be held at a later date. A memorial fund has been established.
Carroll is survived by his daughter Andrea Frederickson and her husband Joe and a grandson Blake Frederickson and his wife Erin, all of Solon. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Dolores Wilson Gunderson in 1996.