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Obituaries

Randall P. Martin

Randall P. Martin, 65, of North Liberty, died from injuries received in a car accident on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Johnson County.
Services celebrating Randy’s life were held Sunday, Jan. 7, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, where visitation was held prior to services. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in his memory. To share a memory, thought or condolence, please go to the funeral home website at gayandciha.com.

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Maxine Hofer

Maxine Hofer, 93, of Clive, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, at Village at Legacy Pointe, Waukee. A Celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Surviving are her children, Barbara Hofer Anderson of Naples, Fla., and Tom (Lisa) Hofer of Grimes: grandchildren, Mike (Eva) Anderson of Urbandale, Jon Anderson of Ankeny, Robyn (Rick) Baldenegro of Naperville, Ill., Leigh (David) Benish of Temple, Texas, Kenny Hofer of Swisher, Aaron (Jordan) Thomas of Silverthorne, Colo., and Jennifer (Rod) Claiser of Urbandale; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandsons.

Marilyn “Kay” McFarland

Marilyn “Kay” McFarland, 79, of Solon, passed away with family by her side on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Celebration of Life Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at the Solon United Methodist Church, with Reverend Scott Keele Kober officiating, with burial to follow in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, at Solon United Methodist Church. Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Solon are caring for Kay’s service.

Francis Paul Vislisel

Francis Paul Vislisel, 86, of Solon, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at the Solon Nursing Care Center. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 5, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon. Full military rites will be conducted by the Solon American Legion. Burial will follow in St. Bridget’s Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at St. Mary Catholic Church. Brosh Chapel in Solon is handling Francis’ arrangements.

Gayle Hollenbeck

Gayle A. Hollenbeck, 77, Atalissa, passed away Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, at his home following a 2-1/2 year battle with cancer.
Funeral mass was held Wednesday, Dec. 27, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in West Liberty. Visitation was Tuesday in the Parish Life Center at St. Joseph Church with a prayer service following. A memorial fund has been established. Burial with military honors was at the Nichols Cemetery. The Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com.

Libbie Bertha Rozinek

Libbie Bertha Rozinek, 88, formerly of Solon, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at ManorCare Nursing Home. Services were Tuesday, Dec. 19, at Cedar Memorial Westside Chapel, with The Rev. Lloyd Brockmeyer officiating.

Thomas J. Stackhouse

Thomas J. Stackhouse 86, of Swisher, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 at his home. Funeral Mass was held Monday, Nov. 27, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon with Rev. Tim Sheedy officiating. Burial with military rites was Monday at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.

Melody K. Fawl

Melody K. Fawl, 69, of Olathe, Kansas, died of cancer Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Ely, with luncheon to follow.
Melody is survived by her nieces, Tina (Dave) Kearns from Shellsburg, and Jenn (Roy) Rambo from Vinton; nephew, Chris Worley from Ely; sister-in-law, Shirley Worley from Ely; stepsons, Brad and Jim Fawl; step-granddaughter; Erin Fawl; and great-nieces and great-nephews, Morgan, Dalton, Paige, Jordan, Mason and Eliza.

Lottie Volesky

Lottie Volesky, 93, of Shueyville, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at The Gardens of Cedar Rapids. Celebration of Life services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre, located at 2121 Bowling St. SW, Cedar Rapids. Burial will take place at Shueyville Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Brosh Chapel. 
Lottie was born Sept. 15, 1924, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Frank Edward and Frances Mary (Oska) Zaspal. She married Roman Joseph Volesky on June 21, 1944, at Czech Reformed Church in Cedar Rapids.

Bradley Raymond Beuter

Bradley Raymond Beuter

William “Billy” J. Novak

William “Billy” J. Novak, 86, of Ely, died in the house he was born in on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. Celebration of Life services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at St. John Lutheran Church, in Ely. Burial followed in Roger’s Grove Cemetery. Visitation was from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Cedar Rapids.

Gary Dean Cooling

Gary Dean Cooling, 63, of Le Grand, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, at the Iowa River Hospice in Marshalltown, surrounded by his loving family.A memorial service was held at New Hope Christian Church in Marshalltown Saturday, Oct. 14, with Pastor David Peterson officiating. A private family burial will be held at a later date.