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Celia Rhodes

Nov 25, 1948 - Nov 25, 2023

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Cedar Rapids, IA

Celia Marie Rhodes, born Celia Marie Shaver on Thursday, September 9, 1948, died peacefully in her Solon, IA home, surrounded by family both present and virtual, on the evening of Friday, November 10. A tender, creative, soul, Celia touched every life her path intersected with. Author, visual artist, homemaker, photographer, domestic goddess, keeper of recipes, og minister of culinary delights, repository of cheeky quips, mentor, shaper of young lives, subtle agitator, witness and herald of unsu...Read More

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Elmer L. Wart

Aug 16, 1937 - Feb 23, 2024

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Cedar Rapids, IA

Elmer L. Wart, 86, passed away February 23, 2024, at Unity Point-St. Lukes’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Visitation: 4-8 PM, Wednesday, February 28th, 2024 at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. Elmer was born on August 16, 1937, in Waubeek, Iowa. He was the son of Leroy Wart and Elsie McLucas Metcalf. Elmer enjoyed working on the farm in his younger years. Moving to Cedar Rapids in 1980, he was an all-around handyman. People will remember Elmer riding his bike with a mower or a cart full of cans around the SE side of Cedar Rapids. The honorary mayor of Mt. Vernon Rd. had never a callous word to say about anyone. He was the loudest whistler and the best rubber-necker around. His love of music, cards, puzzles, pigs and BINGO made for an extremely generous heart and smile. He will be missed by his family; brothers, Richard(Shirley)Ward and Maynard(Lola)Wart, and sisters Clarabelle Taylor and Dorothy(Garry)Grimm. His best friend, Rick White, and family will also miss Elmer. He was greeted in heaven by his parents, sister Geneva(Bob)Eiben and brother in law Raymond Taylor. In lieu of flowers, memorial monies will help with Elmer’s final resting expenses.

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Brad James Peterson

Jul 11, 1964 - Feb 22, 2024

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Cedar Rapids, IA

Brad “Manny” James Peterson, 59, of Mount Vernon, Iowa, passed away, on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Celebration of Life at a later date. Burial at a later date. Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Mount Vernon, Iowa, is assisting the family with arrangements.Brad was born on July 11, 1964, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Jerry and Jean (Doubek) Peterson.Brad enjoyed listening to all kinds of music, watching M.A.S.H, the Walking Dead, Hawkeye Basketball, and Football. He worked most of his life as a custodian for Kirkwood, Cornell, and Cargill. Brad loved to make people laugh. He loved his dogs more than anything and they loved him equally.Brad is survived by his siblings, Coreen (Denny) Clark, Jayson (Krista) Swyers, Brett (Carol) Peterson, and Robbie Peterson; significant other, Teresa Mcelree; and step-father, Dusty Swyers.Brad was preceded in death by his parents, and paternal and maternal grandparents.Please share your support and memories with Brad’s family on his Tribute Wall at www.stewartbaxter.com under Obituaries

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Robert J. Frimml

Jun 07, 1936 - Feb 22, 2024

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Cedar Rapids, IA

NEWHALL: Robert J. “Bob” Frimml, 87, passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Newhall, with Rev. Jacob Dunne as Celebrant. Interment with graveside military rites, will be held at St. John Cemetery in Newhall. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:30 PM on Monday, also at the church. A memorial fund has been established. Bob was born June 7, 1936, in rural Norway, the son of Cecil and Luella (Stallman) Frimml. He graduated from Blairstown High School, with the class of 1955. He served his Country in the United States Army in Korea. Bob was united in marriage to Marlys Werning on May 31, 1975, at St. John Lutheran Church in Newhall.Bob was a lifelong farmer, and raised cattle, hogs, and sheep, as well as being a grower for Pioneer Seed Corn. He also worked at Country Floors and Interiors and the Newhall Feed Store for a number of years. Bob loved the farm life and served on the board of the Benton County Fair for decades. He held memberships in 4-H as a member in his youth and later as a 4-H leader and extension member, the Benton County Cattlemen's Association and the Pork Producers. He was also a proud member of the John Ward McGranahan Post #167 in Newhall. Bob was known for his friendly demeanor and wonderful sense of humor. His greatest joy was following his grandchildren’s activities, he was very proud of them all.Bob is survived by his wife of 48 years, Marlys; children, Linda Timm of Searcy, AR, Jennifer (Mehrdad) Akbar of Bentonville, AR, Chris (Julie) Frimml of Newhall, Matt Frimml of Eva, AL; 7 grandchildren, Patrick (Jenny) Timm, Parker Williamson, Arman Akbar, Nadia Akbar, Kamran Akbar, Ashley (Evan) Lueckenotto, Derek Frimml; 3 great-grandsons, Henry Timm, Nathan Timm, and Louis Lueckenotto; his sisters, Jane Dietrich, Luann (John) Luthenhaus, Marcia (Don) Bonham, Sandy (Bob) Mantz; brothers, Richard Frimml, and David Frimml, and many nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Margaret Stumpff, and Mary Disterhoft; and brothers, William “Bill” Frimml, and John Frimml.Online condolences: www.phillipsfuneralhomes.com To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Robert "Bob" Frimml, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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John Robert Herder

Aug 03, 1935 - Feb 21, 2024

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Cedar Rapids, IA

John Robert Herder, 88, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa passed away peacefully at MeadowView Memory Care Village in Cedar Rapids on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. Funeral mass: Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Jude Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids by Rev. Jim Brokman. Friends may visit with the family from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 4, 2024 at Teahen Funeral Home where a rosary will be recited by the Knights of Columbus at 4:00 p.m. A visitation will also be held at St. Jude on Tuesday after 9:00 a.m. John was born August 3, 1935 in Graceville, Minnesota to Dr. Theobald and Ohonar (Rivers) Herder. He married Vivian Miller in Ortonville, Minnesota in 1958. John was a 1957 graduate of St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, receiving a BS in Natural Science. Early in his career he worked in pharmaceutical sales and then went on to work for Xerox Corporation as a sales executive for 32 years. John enlisted in the United States Army Reserves in 1957 and was discharged honorably in December 1963. John was a very loving and generous man, giving of himself and his resources in many ways. He was a co-worker of Mother Teresa and exemplified her mission to do small things with great love. Being a charter member of the St. Jude parish, John took an active role in many capacities including the building committee for what would become the church as it is today, as well as a familiar hand at the Sweet Corn Festival from its beginnings. He was a member of American Legion Post 572, Catholic Layman, Cadets of St. George, and 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council 909 where he was a past Grand Knight. John volunteered for Horizons Meals on Wheels for many years. Beyond his many acts of service, John enjoyed golfing, fishing, especially his annual fishing trips to Canada with friends, and attending Iowa Hawkeye football games. John’s passing leaves a void in the hearts of all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Vivian, his 5 children; sons Thomas (Gwen) Herder of Robins, David Herder of Cedar Rapids, Michael Herder of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Stephen (Laurie) Herder of Mound, Minnesota and a daughter, Jennifer (Terry) Timmerman of Cedar Falls; twelve grandchildren, Amanda (Andrew) Watters, Shane (Caitlin) Herder, Sean Herder, Amanda (Shawn) Martin, John Herder, Emily Herder, Brianna Herder, Elizabeth Herder, Joseph (Bernadette) Herder, Charles Herder, Alexa Timmerman, Tyler Timmerman, 6 great grandchildren and one on the way. He was preceded in death by his parents. The family gratefully acknowledges the staff of MeadowView Memory Care Village and Mercy Hospice for their kind and compassionate care. Memorials may be directed to the family for distribution to some of John’s favorite charities.

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Jeremy Patrick Doucette

Mar 17, 1977 - Feb 12, 2024

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Cedar Rapids, IA

Jeremy Patrick Doucette, 46, of Moville, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 12, 2024, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A celebration of life will be 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. Sunday, March 17, 2024, at the Moville Community Center, 815 Main Street, Moville, Iowa, 51039. Arrangements are under the direction of Goslar Funeral Home and Monuments, Onawa, Iowa. Jeremy Patrick was born March 17, 1977, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jeremy was born and raised in Las Vegas, he attended Cheyenne High School and graduated with the class of 1996. Jeremy met Courtney Scott, the love of his life in high school. The two were united in marriage on December 31, 1998, in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was a carpenter for the past twenty-seven years. He was a member of the Carpenters Union in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Sioux City, Iowa, for many years. Jeremy was passionate about all the jobs he completed over the years. He enjoyed giving insight and knowledge to others that he had worked with. Jeremy enjoyed working out, watching movies, being outdoors, renovations, and building or creating different things. He liked to go mountaineering with his brothers. Jeremy summited Mt. Rainier, Mt. Shasta, and Mt. Hood on past expeditions. He was a volunteer fire fighter in Moville, Iowa. Jeremy was a family man. He loved his two sons and watching them conquer their dreams. Jeremy loved spending his time with his wife and sons. He always helped others that were struggling and had a desire to always give back. Survivors include his wife, Courtney Doucette of Moville, Iowa; two sons, Hunter Doucette of Moville, Iowa, and Xander Doucette of Moville, Iowa; mother, Carol (Bill) Pritchard; brothers, Justin Doucette of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Troy (Jacky) Goudge; mother-in-law, Anna Scott of Las Vegas, Nevada; father-in-law, Gene Scott, Jr., of Campo, California; sisters-in-law, Amanda (Thomas) Billot of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Lisa Provost of Arlington, Texas; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends that are family. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Hans and Lavone Witzel; and father-in-law, Harvey McGlothlin. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.goslarfuneralhome.com To to the family or in memory of Jeremy Patrick Doucette, please

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Diane Marie Doese

Feb 12, 1935 - Feb 20, 2024

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Cedar Rapids, IA

Diane Marie Doese, 89, of Delhi, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, surrounded by family. She was born on February 12, 1935, in Manchester, the daughter of William and Shirley (Brooks) Kewney. She was raised in the Manchester area and was a 1954 graduate of Manchester High School. On August 21, 1955, Diane was united in marriage to John Aldrich “Jack” Doese in Manchester. Three children were born to this union. Early in their marriage, Jack was stationed in Lincoln, Nebraska, while serving in the United States Air Force. While there, Diane worked for General Telephone. The family returned to Iowa and moved onto the family farm near Delhi. Diane then worked for Rockwell Collins until her retirement. Diane enjoyed raising and riding horses. Diane also enjoyed traveling with her family and friends – whether on a Honda Goldwing, Winnebago RV or just getting about in her car. Above all else, Diane loved her family, making the sun shine every day for them. She was always attending lots of family birthdays and grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s wrestling, horse shows, FFA and many other special events. Diane was always there to lend a hand when needed – helping with photo shoots, the horse barn or even minding some of the family dogs. Survivors include her three children, Debra (Lynn) Yelden of Strawberry Point, David (Ellen) Doese of Fairbank, and Julie (Ricki) Boyle of Marion; six grandchildren, Leighton Yelden, Brianne (Ryan) Sparrgrove, Jon (Katherin Pogyo) Doese, Rachel Doese, Sarah (Dalton) Henry, and Madisen (Trent) Jochimsen; seven great-grandchildren, Dillion, Blake, Chloe, Raelee, Cecilia, Samuel, and Camilo; a special nephew, Chris Konzen; and several nieces and nephews. Diane was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jack Doese in 2000; her sister, Virginia (Joseph) Konzen; and great-grandson, Avery Doese.

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Gary Svec

Apr 25, 1940 - Feb 22, 2024

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Cedar Rapids, IA

Services are pending with Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Cedar Rapids. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Gary Svec, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Richard M. Quetsch, M.D.

Feb 09, 1927 - Feb 19, 2024

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Cedar Rapids, IA

Richard M. Quetsch, M.D., 97, of Cedar Rapids, died February 19, 2024 at Cottage Grove Place. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 27 at All Saints Catholic Church. Rev. Jack Flaherty will officiate. Visitation will be at All Saints from 9:00 a.m. until mass time. Inurnment will take place at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Surviving are his children, Mary Hansen and her husband Tom of Cedar Rapids, Kathleen (Kathy) Edwards and her husband Tom of Eau Claire, WI, Joseph Quetsch and wife Mary Manulik of Columbia, MO and his grandchildren Conor, Sheala, and Patrick Hansen, Kate and Brian Edwards, Matthew, Timothy and Elizabeth Quetsch, Shaun and Heather Bales, and Joseph Quetsch Bales. He was preceded in death by Frances, his wife of 62 years, his daughter Molly Quetsch-Bales, and his son John Richard Quetsch. Richard was born February 9, 1927 in Oak Park, IL the son of Gertrude (Shea) and Leonard Quetsch. He graduated from the University of Michigan and Loyola University Medical School. He served as a physician in the U.S. Army and did his residency in internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. In 1959, he joined Medical Associates in Cedar Rapids, IA. He served as President of the Linn County Medical Society, was an active contributor to the Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra. He made a difference in the lives of many of his patients and co-workers. He had an adventurous spirit and enjoyed backpacking/canoeing in the Boundary Waters, taking his family to Expo 67, to Colorado for skiing and hiking, and many other adventures. With his wife, Fran, he traveled to China, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and hiked the Grand Canyon from both the North and the South Rim. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Richard’s honor may be made to All Saints Catholic Church or to Four Oaks Family and Children’s Services.

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David LeRoy Barta

Sep 26, 1943 - Feb 18, 2024

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Cedar Rapids, IA

David LeRoy Barta, 80, passed away February 18, 2024. A Celebration of David’s Life will be held at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, February 25, at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. A visitation will be held beginning at 10:00. A private burial will be at Czech National Cemetery. David is survived by his children, Jade (Allison) Barta and Mindy (David) Sorg; grandchildren, Emma, Carlie and Landon Sorg; sister, Beverly Sheely; and nephew, Michael (Eileen) Sheely. He was preceded in death by his parents, Felix and Ann Barta. David was born September 26, 1943, to Felix and Ann Barta. He was a 1962 graduate of Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids. At the age of 18, David purchased a chemical franchise, Chem-Mark, which later became Energy Mizer Systems. Proud of his Czech heritage, it was natural that after 20 successful years of building the business, that he purchased a brick building on 16th Avenue in the center of Czech Village, where he continued to lead Energy Mizer Systems until he retired in 2006. The building still bears the Barta name on the entry. During retirement David enjoyed taking trips with his family, spending time in his yard, entertaining friends and family at his pool, and walks and truck rides with his beloved dog, Pupek. David cherished his many friends, spending early mornings at breakfast and afternoon drinks together at their favorite local establishments. David was also an avid collector of Lionel Trains - a passion that started with his first train set as a child. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cedar Valley Humane Society.

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Leonard Edward Benda

Aug 19, 1936 - Feb 20, 2024

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Cedar Rapids, IA

Leonard Edward Benda, 87, of Cedar Rapids, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at Living Center West in Cedar Rapids under the care of Mercy Hospice. Funeral Services will be held Monday, February 26, 2024 at 10:30 AM at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama. Interment will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Tama. Visitation will be held Monday, February 26, 2024 prior to the service from 9:30-10:30 AM at the funeral home.Leonard was born on August 19, 1936, in Montour, Iowa, the son of Charles and Mary (Balvin) Benda.He attended school in Montour, Iowa until eighth grade and graduated from Hollywood High School in Los Angeles, CA.Leonard was a machinist with McDonnell-Douglas for over twenty-five years, working in the Los Angeles, California area. He came back to Iowa a few times a year to visit. He was always handy fixing things which included his rental properties. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing cards, following sports and time with his family. When he came back to Iowa to live, he enjoyed going out to lunch with his niece, Linda, and nephews, Merlin and Ron. He also enjoyed visiting his surviving brother Ernie the past few years. Survivors include his brother, Ernie (Diana) Benda of Davenport; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.Preceding him in death were his parents; seven brothers, Adolph (Violet), Milo (Mildred), Ludwig (Alma), Emil (Inga), Vitus (Dorothy), Joseph (Marian), and Lester Benda; two sisters, Vera (Devon) Smith and Leota (Leo) Lamparek.Memorials may be directed to the family.

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