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Obituaries

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.