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Obituaries

Daryl P. Grecian

Daryl P. Grecian, 67, of Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at his residence of pancreatic cancer. Visitation was held at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre on Saturday, March 18, and before the service Sunday, March 19, at Solon United Methodist Church. A celebration of life gathering followed in the Fellowship Hall.

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Dennis Joseph (Joe) Rosauer

Dennis Joseph (Joe) Rosauer, 72, of Solon, passed away from congestive heart failure at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, on Nov. 26, 2016. Born Feb. 20, 1944, he was the son of Laverne (Bus) and Mabel Rosauer. He was raised in Hampton and graduated from Hampton High School in 1961.

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Jean A. Thorson

Jean A. Thorson died Monday, March 13, 2017. Services were held Monday, March 20 at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Entombment was in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Martin (Rita), and Jonathan (Connie); two daughters, Valeri (Terry) Thomas, and Robin (Steve) Keep of Solon. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, and two brothers, William and Charles.

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James “Jim” Robert Luedtka

James “Jim” Robert Luedtka, 66, of Solon, died on Sunday, March 5, 2017, from complications following a stroke. Funeral Mass was Monday, March 13, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon with Fr. Tim Sheedy presiding. Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery in Solon. Brosh Chapel & The Avacentre in Solon is serving the family.

Mary A. Frees

Mary A. Frees, 81, of Iowa City, passed away Friday, March 3, 2017.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 6, at Gay & Ciha Funeral Service in Iowa City. Family interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Newport Township. Memorials may be made to the Mary Frees Memorial Fund. Memories and online condolences can be shared with her family at www.gayandciha.com.
Mary Ann Griffin was born Jan. 26, 1936, in her family home in Solon. She graduated from Solon High School and attended beauty school in Cedar Rapids. She worked over 50 years as a beautician in Solon.

Alberta M. Burnhardt

Alberta M. Burnhardt, 64, of Solon, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 8, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alberta Burnhardt Memorial Fund. Online condolences can be shared with Alberta’s family at www.gayandciha.com.

Eugene Ware Dunn

Eugene Ware Dunn, 92, of Solon, formerly of Marion, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, at his home. Visitation was Wednesday, Feb. 1, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Marion and one hour prior to the service at the church. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at Faith Lutheran Church in Marion by Pastor John Albertson. Private family burial will be at a later date at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery in Cedar Rapids.

Clayton Duane Patterson

Clayton Duane Patterson, 90 of Swisher, formerly of Solon, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, at Mercy Hospice Unit at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Celebration of life services were Wednesday, Feb. 1, at Shueyville United Methodist Church with Reverend Craig Peters presiding. Full military rites were conducted by the Solon American Legion Post 460. Visitation was Tuesday, Jan. 31, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Cedar Rapids. A private family inurnment will be at a later date in Oakland Cemetery in Solon. Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre is caring for Clayton and his family.

Marian L. Ciha

Marian L. Ciha, 89, of Solon, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, at Solon Nursing Care Center.
Memorial services will be held at 6:30 pm Wednesday, Feb. 1, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, where there will be a time of visitation from 4 p.m. until the services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Marian’s memory to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation or the Junior Diabetes Research Fund of Eastern Iowa. To share a memory, thought or condolence with her family, please go to the funeral home website at www.gayandciha.com.

Eugene (Gene) Lee Kunkel

Eugene (Gene) Lee Kunkel, 85, of West Liberty, died peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at The Bird House, Hospice Home of Johnson County in Iowa City. 
Funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 23, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in West Liberty. Visitation was Sunday at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty. Burial was in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, West Liberty. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be made to The Bird House, Hospice Home of Johnson County.

Oliver M. Walkner

Oliver M. Walkner, 84, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, at Solon Nursing Care Center following a long illness. Oliver’s wishes were to donate his body to science through the Deeded Body Program at the University of Iowa. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, followed by an open house from 1:30 until 3:30 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4150 Bluejay Dr., Cedar Rapids. Brosh Chapel & The Avacentre in Cedar Rapids is serving the family.

Robert Lee Kalous

Robert Lee Kalous
Robert Lee Kalous, 79, of Cedar Rapids, passed away, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, surrounded by his loving family and the blessings of Jesus Christ.
Graveside services were held Friday, Jan. 6, at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Garden of the Heart.