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Obituaries

Robert John “Bob” Stinocher

Robert John “Bob” Stinocher, 89, of Solon, passed away Monday, June 13, 2016, at the Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House in Hiawatha, surrounded by his wife and family. Celebration of life services were held Friday, June 17, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Solon. Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery, where full military rites were conducted the Solon American Legion, Stinocher Post 460.

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William D. “Bill” Upmeyer

William D. “Bill” Upmeyer, 91, of Maquoketa, passed away on Wednesday evening, June 15, 2016, at Clover Ridge Place in Maquoketa.
A celebration of Bill’s life was held Monday, June 20, at the First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa. Visitation was Sunday, June 19, at the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Graveside services and burial were held Monday at Oakland Cemetery, Solon.

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Mary “Sunday” Antrim

Mary “Sunday” Antrim, 74, of Solon, beloved wife of Richard Antrim and mother of Susan Velani and Alicia Highlander, died peacefully from a brief cardiac event on June 10, 2016. A Celebration of Life was held Tuesday, June 14, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Solon.

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Susan Kay Kopecky

Susan Kay Kopecky, 71, of Solon, died Thursday, June 9, 2016, at St. Luke’s Hospital following a short illness. A Celebration of Life service was held Tuesday, June 14, at Brosh Chapel and the Avacentre in Solon. Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation was Monday, June 13, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Solon.

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Sister Jean Thuerauf

Sister Jean Thuerauf, 85, of Minneapolis, died Friday, June 10, 2016, at Catholic Elder Care, Minneapolis. Visitation was Wednesday, June 15, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Minneapolis. Funeral Mass will be at Our Lady of Grace, Edina, Minn., on Thursday, June 16 at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior to mass. Burial will take place on Saturday, June 18, at 11:30 a.m. at Brosh Chapel in Solon. Visitation at 10:30 a.m. prior to burial.

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Tom E. Wall

Tom E. Wall, 55, a tall man who cast a long shadow on the community, entered his eternal home Thursday, May 26, 2016.

Walking in the rain

Food For Thought

I guess it’s a little late for April showers, but warm springtime rains remind me of many soggy days of my youth when I strolled home from school, more or less oblivious to my wet clothes and dripping hair. There was no lunch program at our schools, and just about everybody went home for lunch, and most of us walked, and we walked back again after eating what was, for most families, the main meal of the day.

Robert D. “Bob” Parker

Robert D. “Bob” Parker, 63, of North Liberty, passed peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. A memorial service was held Wednesday, May 18, at Lensing Funeral Home, Iowa City, with Father Ed Fitzpatrick officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The North Liberty Fire Fighters Foundation or to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society .

Margaret A. Anderson

Margaret A. Anderson, 100, of North Liberty, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, at the Solon Care Center following a long illness. A celebration of life will be 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Solon. A time for food and fellowship will follow the services.

Wyatt A. Miller

Wyatt Alan Miller, infant son of Joseph and Pamela (Holte) Miller, was born into the arms of the angels on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City.

Russell G. Krall

Russell “Rusty” Krall died Tuesday evening, April 26, 2016, in his Estes Park home in Colorado following a brief illness. He was 88 years old.
Russell George Krall was born on Sept. 3, 1927, at the family farm home off Highway 1 in Johnson County. His parents were George and Julia (Fuhrmeister) Krall. After graduation from Iowa City High School, Rusty enlisted, at the age of 17, in the U.S. Navy toward the end of WWII.

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.