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Bob Welsh

Dec 04, 1926 - Dec 04, 2023

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Iowa City, IA

Reverend Bob Welsh, of Iowa City passed away peacefully at home December 1, 2023 surrounded by his family. Bob was born October 5, 1926 in Greensburg Indiana, the son of Rev. James H. Welsh and Pauline (Gumerson) Welsh. Bob grew up in Anderson, Indiana and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After high school he attended Philips University in Enid, Oklahoma and Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin. From there he attended the Disciples Divinity House at University of Chicago. Bob began his ministerial career...Read More

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Larry Allen Simms

May 19, 1962 - Feb 23, 2023

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Iowa City, IA

Larry Allen Simms, age 61, of Carroll, IA, passed away on Friday, February 23, 2023 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, IA. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll.

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David John Wendt

Sep 29, 1949 - Feb 20, 2024

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Iowa City, IA

David John Wendt, 74, of Clinton, Iowa passed away at the University of Iowa Hospitals on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. Honoring his wishes cremation rites have been accorded. A graveside service will take place at 1 pm on Saturday, March 23 at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Lemke Funeral Homes is honored to serve the Wendt family. David was born September 29, 1949 in Winona, Minnesota the son of John and Louise (Stoltman) Wendt. He was a graduate of Cotter Catholic High School. David was united in marriage to Sherri Froning on June 13, 1981 in Winona, Minnesota. He worked as a Highway Surveyor for several construction companies in Minnesota. David loved to socialize with anyone including the occasional verbal sparring about politics or any other topic of choice. He also loved to sing at Karaoke and singing with his grandchildren. Above all he loved his entire family very much and will be incredibly missed. David is survived by his three sisters - Joanne Gilbertson; Mary Lou Ferguson; Kay Yee; step-children - Rod (Kim) Musel, Trenton (Debi) Musel and Angelique Musel; 8 grandchildren - Jacob (Kelsey) Musel, Katy (Kenneth) Danz, Zack Musel, Morgan Musel, Alex Musel, Brittany (Raymond) Balfour, Austin Musel and Carissa (Johnny) Stechkober; 10 great-grandchildren with several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife — Sherri, brother in laws Christopher (Kip) Gilbertson & Roger Ferguson Memorials made can be directed to the family.

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Robert Paul Laird

Sep 25, 1939 - Feb 21, 2024

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Iowa City, IA

\Robert Paul Laird, 85, of Ottumwa, died at 7:45 p.m. February 21, 2024 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.He was born September 25, 1939 in Iowa City, the son of Paul and Margurith Husby Laird. He married Janet Summers April 19, 1965.A graduate of Ottumwa High School, he served 4 years in the U.S. Air Force. He worked as a policeman for the Ottumwa Police Department for a few years and then worked 31 years for John Deere Ottumwa Works.He was a member of First Pentecostal Assembly of God. Bob enjoyed working in the timber and woodworking with what he collected in the woods.Surviving is his wife, Janet; their daughter, Jacinta (Steve) Reinier of Ottumwa; three grandchildren, Cavin, Bridgette and Alex; and a great grandson.He was preceded in death by his parents.His body has been cremated and services are not planned.Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Passion Hartison

Aug 31, 1991 - Feb 12, 2024

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Iowa City, IA

Passion Hartison blessed our world on August 31,1991. God called her home on February 12, 2024. Passion was demure with a smile that would light up her presence. She loved life and her family. Passion was loving and giving much like her Mom. Always reaching out and offering a helping hand. Family gatherings were a favorite of hers. Passion and her Mom, Magic, are now reunited. Passion leaves behind her greatest legacy and loves in her sons Quan and Jr. They will always be her heartbeats! Her siblings Mack Hartison, Benevia Armstrong, and Robert Armstrong Jr., nieces and nephews, numerous other family members, and a host of loving friends will also miss her greatly. Services will be held at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service at 11 am, Saturday, February 24, 2024. Let us share our love and memories as we celebrate Passion’s loves and life.

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Kathryn Ann Carlson

Sep 01, 1938 - Feb 17, 2024

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Iowa City, IA

Kathryn Ann (Schmid) Carlson went into the arms of our Lord on Saturday, February 17th, 2024. She was born to the late Walter and Anna Schmid on September 1, 1938 in Topeka, Kansas. She attended Kansas State University where she earned a bachelor of science and became a medical technologist. There she also met her husband Gordon Carlson. Together, they shared a love for the church, gardening, and travel. They were a close knit couple until his death in 2021. After Gordon’s passing, Kathy moved to Iowa City, Iowa to live with her daughter, Susan. Professionally, Kathy worked for Phelps County Regional Medical Center, becoming the manager of the lab. She also went back to school and received her MBA from Drury University. Kathy had great vitality with wide ranging interests and enthusiasm for life. She especially enjoyed gardening, sewing, reading, and cooking, always looking for new recipes to try out on friends and family. God and the Christian faith were Kathy’s rock and her life’s focus. She was very active in her churches, first at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rolla, Missouri where she was involved with the Dorcas society and the LWML among other groups, and then with Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Iowa City, Iowa where she was involved with LWML and the quilting group. Kathy is survived by her children: Susan Carlson of Iowa City, Iowa; Virginia Carlson (John Wauchope) of Redlands, California; and John Carlson (Tara Risser Carlson) of Lexington, Kentucky; as well as her grandchildren, Joshua Wauchope (Heather Wauchope); Arial Wauchope Berman (Eric Berman); Gavin, Xinlei, Tessa, Claire, and Qing Carlson. She also had four great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, John, Andrina, and Sebastian. While nothing can replace the hole in our hearts after her passing, we are comforted knowing that she is with her Heavenly Father. A memorial service is planned for 10:30 am on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Iowa City, Iowa, with interment planned for later this year at the Cemetery of New Gottland Lutheran Church in McPherson, Kansas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Lead a Child (leadachild.org), Immanuel Lutheran Church (ilcrolla.org), or Our Redeemer Lutheran Church (ourredeemer.org).

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Lynn Ann Dornfeld

Jan 01, 1967 - Feb 19, 2024

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Iowa City, IA

Lynn Ann Dornfeld, age 56 of Iowa City died at her home surrounded by her family Monday, February 19, 2024. Private family graveside services are being planned for interment to take place at Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City, with a public Celebration of Lynn’s life to be announced later this spring. For a complete obituary, to share a thought, memory or condolence please visit Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service website @ www.gayandciha.com..

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John Kenneth Kline

Apr 05, 1951 - Feb 20, 2024

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Iowa City, IA

John K. Kline, 72, of Mt. Pleasant, died Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. John Kenneth Kline was born April 5, 1951 in Melrose, Iowa, the son of John L. and Veronica J. (Paylo) Kline. He graduated from Albia High School (Albia, IA) in 1970. He was united in marriage to Carolyn Clark. The couple later divorced. On April 25, 1997, John married Marygen Schwartz in St. Charles, MO. Marygen preceded in death on December 31, 2000. On May 29, 2006 in Mt Pleasant, John was united in marriage to Diane Gail Scheulen Rediger. They were married nearly 18 years. John was a career soldier in the United States Army. He entered service to his country at Ft. Des Moines, IA, shortly after graduating from high school. He served as a Food Service Specialist at several different bases and 6-months in Saudi Arabia. John retired from the Army as a Staff Sergeant in 1991 at Ft. Knox, KY, after 20 years of service. John was very proud of his service to his country. After returning to civilian life, John worked for Transcontinental Cold Storage and Tyson Foods, both in Columbus Junction. John was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus Fr. John Manning Council and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7461 of New London. John so loved visiting with family and friends. He also loved the viewing of many old television re-runs. Those thankful for sharing in John’s life include his wife, Diane, of Mt. Pleasant; his daughters – Gwen Sharb of Nelsonville, OH and Crystal Brockway of Elkin, NC; his son – Tim Kline of Athens, OH; a son adopted in his heart – Brian Walters of Independence, IA; a brother Paul Kline and a sister Margaret Beakler, both of Eddyville, IA; 13 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren. He was joyfully anticipating the birth of his sixth great grandchild. The funeral service for John will be 10:30 AM on Monday, February 26 at the Kimzey Funeral Home, 213 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, with Father Dominic Nguyen officiating. Burial with Military Honors by the Iowa Military Funeral Honors Detail will be in the Keokuk National Cemetery, Keokuk, IA. An open visitation will take place from 1-7 PM on Sunday, Feb. 25 at the Kimzey Funeral Home. The family will not be present. Those considering an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to the family. Online condolences may be directed to www.kimzeyfh.com To to the family or in memory of John Kenneth Kline, please

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Harold D. Shaffer

May 06, 1953 - Feb 12, 2024

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Iowa City, IA

Harold D. Shaffer, age 70, of Dubuque, passed away at 1:17 p.m., on Monday, February 12, 2024, at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. To honor Harold’s life, family and friends may visit from 2:00 p.m. until 5:45 p.m., on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street. Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m., on Wednesday at Behr Funeral Home, with Deacon David Roth officiating.Harold was born on May 6, 1953, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of William and Edna (Maas) Shaffer.Harold attended Sacred Heart Grade School and Jefferson Middle School. He was a hard worker and worked in construction until his well earned retirement. He married Suzanne Minnick on April 6, 1974. They would have celebrated their 50th anniversary in a couple months. In his free time Harold enjoyed working outside in his garden and canning his harvest to share with family and friends. He was a self proclaimed “River Rat” who loved boating and fishing on the Mississippi. He also enjoyed camping trips with his family and traveling to Florida. Harold was a good man and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.Those left to cherish Harold’s memory includehis wife,Sue Shaffer, Dubuque, IA;his children,Kevin (Shay Helgens) Shaffer, Dubuque, IA,Scott (Jodi) Shaffer, Dunedin, FL,Christopher (Megan Jaeger) Shaffer, Cuba City, WIand Kimberly (Chad) Schroeder, Dubuque, IA;14 grandchildren,Alexis, Jordan, Hailey, Benjamin, Isabelle, Jasslee, Jasmine, Lilly, Addison, Piper, Parker, Kylie (Leonard Collins), Caleb (Victoria Dieter) and Ashlynn;his great-grandchildren,River and Tatum;a sister-in-law,Rose Shaffer, Dubuque, IA;and in-laws whom he loved dearly,Chuck and Becky, Terry and Candie, Sharon and Tom and Lisa and Joey.Harold was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Justin Shaffer; and his siblings, Alice, Irvin, Donald, John “Jack”, Rita, Mary, Lorraine, Leonard, Richard “Dick” , Clarence, William, Shirley and Jim.Harold’s family would like to thank everyone at UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital and the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics for their professional and compassionate care of Harold and the entire family.The family will thankfully receive your support through greeting cards and memorials in Harold’s memory which may be mailed to Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001, Attn. Harold Shaffer Family.

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John Alan Thomae

Aug 09, 1976 - Feb 18, 2024

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Iowa City, IA

John Alan Thomae, 47, of Iowa City, IA, passed away Sunday, February 18, 2024. His loss was unexpected and his family is profoundly saddened. He was their foundation.John was born August 9, 1976 in Iowa City, IA the son of Alan and Sally (Frank) Thomae. His youth was filled with friends, sports and mischief. His friendships formed over a love of Babe Ruth or while riding bikes through the neighborhood were his most treasured. As with many Iowa City-bred kids, John had a “complicated” relationship with his beloved Iowa Hawkeyes. After graduating from Regina High School in 1995, John checked his travel-the-world boxes. With his friends, John went backpacking through Europe, skydiving in New Zealand and made questionable yet incredible memories.John graduated from Kirkwood Community College with an associate degree before starting his career in construction. He worked with his dad, worked on his own and even spent time out east with Beazer Homes before becoming Construction Project Manager at The University of Iowa.He was a hard worker, often stubborn and always determined to do things his own way. All of which was possible until he met his partner, Maggie Baker. She pushed him, challenged him and together gave him his true purpose in life: his three children. Nellie Grace, Patrick John and Sophia Anne were the greatest gifts from God. They were his world and John loved them with his whole heart. John’s unconditional love, strength of spirit and unending faith were truly showcased in the way he cared for his entire family, including his brother Eric, sister Laurie and all his nieces and nephews. John was blessed to come from two large families who filled his childhood with love – a love he later shared with his own children.John is survived by his partner, Maggie Baker and their children, Nellie, Patrick, Sophia; father, Alan Thomae; mother, Sally Frank; sister, Laurie Allen, and her children, Evan, Olivia, Aiden and Alexandra all of Iowa City; brother, Eric Thomae (Lindsay) and their daughter, Ava of Tucson, AZ; maternal grandmother, Mary Frank of Iowa City; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.John was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lavone and Edward Thomae and Paul Frank.A visitation will be held from 4-7 PM, Friday, February 23, 2024 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Iowa City, IA, with a rosary recited at 3:30 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 AM, Saturday, February 24, 2024 at the church. Private interment will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the John Thomae Memorial Fund which will be used for his children.

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John Anthony Cardenzana

Jul 02, 1943 - Feb 19, 2024

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Iowa City, IA

John Anthony Cardenzana, 80, of Ottumwa died at 2:09 a.m. February 19, 2024 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City after a short illness. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family.He was born in Albia, Iowa on July 2, 1943 to John and Mary (Toigo) Cardenzana. He married Christina Horn in 1970 and had two daughters, Andrea and Missy. He married Jane Gray Orman on January 14, 1995.John graduated from Albia High School in 1961 and William Penn University in 1970. He served for two years in Germany with the United States Army.He worked for the Iowa Department of Human Services as a social worker for 24 years before becoming a counselor for Family Solutions specializing in family and children’s services. He finished his career as a coordinator for the Family Treatment Court, 8th Judicial Court, retiring in 2010.John was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Ottumwa. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #888 and was a founding member of the Sloth Club.Baseball and fishing were his passions. He coached the Albia Royals in the Babe Ruth Baseball League for 18 years with his good friend Mike Freshwater and was a loyal, lifelong fan of the New York Yankees. He loved going fishing with his brothers and nephews on Table Rock Lake in Missouri and made several trips a year to spend time with them. John and Jane traveled extensively, including several trips to Italy to visit the family hometown and wintering in Florida upon retirement. He also loved to go hunting with his dog Elmo and his good friend Kirk Dailey. Most importantly, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandkids.Surviving is his wife of 29 years, Jane; his two daughters Andrea (Patrick) Barnes of Council Bluffs, IA, and Missy (Loren) Sisler of Runnells, IA; step-daughter, Sarah (Matthew) Eakins of Batavia, IA; seven grandchildren, Emma (Brandon), Abby, Lily, Erika, Kyle, Grace, and Ryan; sister, Mary Jo Weber of Long Grove, IA; brothers, James (Sheryl) Cardenzana of Reeds Spring, MO and Stephen (Janet) Cardenzana of Rodger AR; along with seven nephews, a niece, and several grandnieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers David Cardenzana and the Rev. Philip Cardenzana, and his beloved dog, Elmo.His body has been cremated according to his wishes. Visitation with family will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 3rd at Reece Funeral Home.Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 4th at Reece Funeral Home with military honors conducted by O.B. Nelson Post #3 of the American Legion and Walter B. Schafer Post #775 Veterans of Foreign Wars. Inurnment will be in the Ottumwa Cemetery.Memorials may be made to Heartland Humane Society.

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