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Obituaries

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.

Madeline L. Mitchell

Madeline Louise Mitchell passed away peacefully on Friday, July 8, 2016, while at the Hospice Unit at Mercy Iowa City. She was 97 years old, but still young at heart and will be greatly missed. A Celebration of Life Gathering was held Sunday, July 17, at Brosh Chapel and the Avacentre, in Solon.

Oral “Milt” Hunt

Oral “Milt” Milton Hunt, 86, of Solon passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at the Solon Care Center. Memorial services were held Tuesday, July 12, at the Solon United Methodist Church, with Reverend Dennis Tevis presiding. Visitation was Monday, July 11, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Solon. Friends and family attended a luncheon following the service Tuesday at the church. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date. Brosh Chapel in Solon assisted with Milt’s services.

Randy L. Wille

Randy L. Wille, 62, of Marion, died Saturday July 9, 2016, at his home following a short battle with cancer. Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday July 13, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Brosh Chapel and the Avacentre in Solon. Military rites will be performed at 12 p.m. by the Solon American Legion Stinocher Post 460. According to Randy’s wishes, his body was donated to the University of Iowa.

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.

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.