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Obituaries

Marieta Ruth Graf

Marieta Ruth (Kreger) Graf, 94, of Olin, died on Sept. 20, 2016, at the Solon Nursing Care Center in Solon. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 11 a.m., at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Olin with Pastor Cindy McKinzie officiating. Burial of ashes follows at the Olin Cemetery. A luncheon will be held at the church after the burial. Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. at the church.

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Harriett J. Grantham Dean

Harriett J. Grantham Dean, 94, of Coralville, passed away in her home, surrounded by her family Sept. 3, 2016.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at the Gay & Ciha Funeral Service. Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Wesley House or the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Online condolences may be shared with her family at www.gayandciha.com.

Carolyn V. Stahmer

Carolyn Verlee Stahmer, 73, loving wife and mother, passed away Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, at Iowa City Mercy Hospice. Carolyn was born on April 18, 1943, in Iowa City to Harry and Gertrude (Westlake) Swanson of Lone Tree. Carolyn married Harlan Stahmer on Sept. 8, 1962.

Benjamin “Duff” Charles Huber

ssed away at the Solon Care Center on Aug. 25, 2016.
There will be a military service at Solon Legion Park at 6 p.m., on Thursday, Sept. 1, followed by a celebration of life at the Solon American Legion. Online condolences may be shared with Ben’s family through the funeral home website at www.gayandciha.com.
Huber was a sergeant in Company B 1st Airborne, Battle Group 506th Infantry, 3rd US Army from Aug. 23, 1960, to July 19, 1966. Ben enjoyed catching and cooking turtles, playing baseball, stock car racing, mushroom hunting, deer hunting and fishing.

Victor Michel Krob

Victor Michel Krob, 39, of Iowa City, formerly of Solon, passed away suddenly from a brief illness on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Celebration of life services were held Monday, Aug. 22, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Solon, with Reverend Earling Shultz presiding. Visitation was Sunday, Aug. 21, at Brosh Chapel. A private family inurnment will be held at a later date.

Eleanor M. Brumwell

Eleanor Marie (Stinocher) Brumwell, 81, of Solon, passed away in her home on Friday, Aug. 12, 2016. Celebration of life services were held Tuesday, Aug. 16, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Solon. Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation was Monday at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre.

Jeffery Lynn DeMar

Jeffery Lynn DeMar, 57, formerly of Solon, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, at the Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House. Celebration of life services were held Friday, Aug. 5, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Solon. Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.
Jeffery was born Dec. 8, 1958, in Iowa City, the son of Francis and Norma “Deone” (Rhoades) DeMar. He attended and graduated from Solon High School. Jeff worked at various restaurants in Solon most of his life. He enjoyed watching old westerns and sports, including the Hawkeyes, Packers and Cardinals.

Grace Marie Greazel

Grace Marie Greazel, 96, of Solon, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, at the Solon Nursing Care Center. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at St. Mary Catholic Church with burial to follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation was 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at St. Mary Catholic Church. Brosh Chapel in Solon is handling Grace’s arrangements.

Robert William Novotny

Robert William Novotny, 84, Shueyville, passed away peacefully on July 24, 2016, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics after a brief illness. At his request, he was cremated and will be interned at a later date at the Shueyville Cemetery, near his parents. Services will be held Friday, Aug. 5, at the Shueyville United Methodist Church at 10:30 a.m. followed by a time of fellowship.

Robert Ruppert

Robert L. Ruppert, 91, of rural Tiffin, died Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City under the compassionate care of the Hospice Unit.
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 31, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Iowa City, with burial following at Oakland Cemetery. Visitation was Sunday at the church. Memorial donations can be made in his memory to Zion Lutheran Church, World Hunger Fund or to Iowa City Hospice. To share a memory, thought or condolence with Robert’s family, go to the funeral home website at www.gayandciha.com.

Don Carter

Don Carter, 59 of North Liberty, passed away on Monday, July 18, 2016, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Don’s family greeted friends on Thursday, July 21, at Lensing’s Oak Hill in Coralville. In lieu of flowers, an educational fund for his grandchildren has been established in care of the Don Carter Memorial Fund.

Geneva “Peg” Martinek

Geneva “Peg” Martinek, 90, of Solon, died peacefully on Monday, July 25, 2016, at Solon Nursing Care Center. A celebration of life service will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 29, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Solon. Friends may visit with the family from 3 p.m. until the time of service. A private family inurnment will be held at Oakland Cemetery in Solon at a later date.
Peg was born in Fergus Falls, Minn., on April 1, 1926, the daughter of Gilbert O. and Ragna (Tolefson) Sanden.