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Obituaries

Michael Henry

Michael Alan Henry, 38, of rural Solon, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Sunday afternoon, March 15, 2015, while playing disc golf with friends near Lake Macbride.
Funeral services took place Friday, March 20, at Papich-Kuba Funeral Home East in Cedar Rapids, with Rev. Randy Kasch officiating. Burial followed at Czech National Cemetery.
Mike is survived by his wife, Jocy; two sons, Hudson Griffen Henry, 2 1/2 years old and Harrison Tyler Henry, four months old, and two brothers, Timothy (Julia) Henry and Doug (Janet) Henry, both of Cedar Rapids.

Milo Kofron

Milo B. Kofron, 91, of Cedar Rapids, died late Monday evening, March 16, 2015, at Heritage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral Mass took place Saturday, March 21, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church officiated by Father Christopher Podhajsky. Burial was at St. John’s Cemetery. Friends called Friday, March 20, at Papich-Kuba Funeral Home East in Cedar Rapids.

Randy Lafrenz

Randy L. Lafrenz, 58, of Bennett, died Monday, March 16, 2015, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Memorial services were held on Friday, March 20, at the Peace Church of Christ United in Bennett. Visitation was held on Thursday, March 19, at Fry Funeral Home in Tipton. Burial will be held at a later date in Inland Cemetery in Bennett.

Linda McAdam

Linda L. McAdam, 67, of rural Tiffin, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center in Cedar Rapids.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 20, at Gay and Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, followed by burial at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation was Thursday, March 19, at the funeral home. Linda was an animal lover throughout her life and always had a soft spot for her “furry kids.”

Kathryn Rummells

Kathryn Wolrab Rummells, 96, formerly of Olin and Mount Vernon, passed away Feb. 18, 2015, at the Anamosa Care Center. There was no visitation or funeral service per Kathryn’s choice. Burial will be at a later date in the Olin Cemetery.
Survivors include daughters, Janice (Robert) Majors of Mount Vernon, Karlene (Alan) Groth of Olin and Sharen McCormick of Anamosa; son, Ronald Shebetka (Donna Eckrich) of North Liberty; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Sharon Scheib

Sharon Engstrom Scheib, 70, of Iowa City, passed away peacefully at her home, following a three year battle with lung cancer, on Sunday, March 15, 2015. 
A memorial reception was held on Thursday, March 19, at Lensing’s Oak Hill in Coralville. A committal service will be announced at a later date at Oakland Cemetery.

Darlene Barton

Darlene Barton, 87, died Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Linn Manor Care Center in Marion.
Funeral Mass was held Monday, March 9, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids with Rev. Christopher Podhajsky officiating. Visitation was Sunday, March 8, at Cedar Memorial Funeral Home with a Rosary. Burial was at St. John’s Cemetery in Cedar Rapids.
Surviving are her children Michael (Mary Kay) Barton of Solon, Theresa (Jack) Guelff of Cedar Rapids and Dennis Barton of Cedar Rapids; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

Hedvika Benesh

Hedvika “Hedy” A. Benesh, 94, of Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015.
Funeral Services took place on Saturday, March 14, at Hus Memorial Presbyterian Church with Rev. Mel Ramos officiating. Burial was in Czech National Cemetery. Friends called on Friday, March 13, at Papich-Kuba Funeral Home East, and at the church on Saturday.

Mary Gregor

Mary L. Gregor, 95, of Shueyville, died Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Keystone Nursing Care Center in Keystone. Funeral Mass took place on Friday, March 13, at St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids. Burial was in Sulek Cemetery, near Shueyville. Visitation took place on Thursday, March 12, at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids.

Robert “Bob” Grover

March 7, 2015, at Elkader Care Center in Elkader. Military graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 23, at Oakland Cemetery, followed by a reception at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Solon, located at 100 S. Cedar Street, until 2 p.m.

Dorathy Harger

Dorathy Irene Harger, 80, of Ely, died Thursday, March 5, 2015, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Services took place on Monday, March 9, at the First Presbyterian Church near Ely. Burial followed at the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Visitation was Sunday, March 8, at Brosh Chapel located in Cedar Rapids.

Marguerite Kahler

Marguerite A. Kahler, 92, of Marengo, died Tuesday, arch 10, 2015, at Rose Haven Nursing Home in Marengo, following a lengthy illness. Funeral services took place on Friday, March 13, at the First United Methodist Church, Marengo, with Rev. Matt German officiating. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Williamsburg. Visitation was Thursday, March 12, at Kloster Funeral Home in Marengo.