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Obituaries

Lavera Nielsen

LaVera “Vera” Wilhelmina Nielsen, 86, of Cedar Rapids, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy. Celebration of Life services were held May 12 at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids with burial following in Lisbon Cemetery.
Vera was born Oct. 29, 1927, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Bert T. and Wilhelmina “Minnie” Augusta (Lerch) Ward. Vera was united in marriage to Donald Lown in 1945, they were later divorced. She married Jim Paul in 1958 until his death in 1964. Vera was then united in marriage to Jim Nielsen in 1972 until his death in 1986.

George Chaloupka

George Bernard Chaloupka, 86, of Solon, died Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Mercy Hospital Hospice. Services were held Tuesday, May 13, at Brosh Chapel in Solon, with burial following in Oakland Cemetery, where full military rites were conducted by the Solon American Legion.

Elnora Lutz

Elnora B. (Custis) Lutz, 99, of Anamosa and Solon, died on May 5, 2014, just a few months short of reaching the century mark. She had lived with her daughter in Solon who lovingly cared for her for nearly six years. She previously had been a life-long resident of Anamosa. 
Funeral Services were held May 10 at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa, with interment in the Shilo Cemetery, Hiawatha. Lowell Klinefelter officiated at the services. Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left at goettschonline.com. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.

Tonda McReynolds

Tonda Marie McReynolds, 47, of Cedar Rapids, passed away peacefully in her home Saturday, May 3, 2014, after a long illness. A Celebration of Life was held May 10 at CVCSS in Cedar Rapids.

John Schultz

John J. Schultz, 88, of Kennewick, Washington, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died April 5, 2014 near Kennewick.
John was born March 15, 1926, in Wapello, the son of Burt and Helen Schultz. After high school, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He married Marcelyn Harmer on June 21, 1950, in Canton, Illinois.
John is survived by two sons, Rodger (Patricia) Schultz of North Liberty and Michael (Nancy) Schultz on Kennewick; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marcelyn; and his son, Patrick.

Evelyn Conner

Evelyn Bernice Conner, 92, died peacefully Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at the Solon Nursing Care Center. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated May 5 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Iowa City, with the Very Rev. Rudolph Juarez officiating. Burial was at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Newport Township. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Solon Nursing Care Center or the Domestic Violence Intervention Program.