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Richard Neese Sr

Jul 24, 1955 - Nov 27, 2023

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Cedar Rapids, IA

"Richard G. Neese, Sr. , 68, of Princeton, Iowa passed away Monday, November 27, 2023 at Unity Point - St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Snell-Zornig Funeral Homes \u0026amp; Crematory is honored to serve the Neese family and online condolences may be expressed by visiting his obituary at www. snellzornig. com. Richard Gail Neese was born July 24, 1955 in Indiana, Pennsylvania, the son of Robert Vincent and Helen Marie (Gross) Neese. He was a 1973 graduate of Laura LaMar High School in ...Read More

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Cynthia Maher

Dec 18, 1943 - Feb 26, 2024

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Cedar Rapids, IA

Cynthia Maher, 80, a treasure to her family, passed away on Monday, February 26, 2024, at her home. Celebration of Life: 10:00 – 12:00 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2024, at Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Cedar Rapids, with a Sharing of Memories at 11:00 a.m. Burial for Edward and Cynthia Maher will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.Cynthia was born December 18, 1943, daughter of George and Marie (Kohl) Van Slyke, in Iowa. She married Edward Bernard Maher Jr. on October 13, 1963, in Marion, Iowa. She enjoyed feeding birds, doing puzzles, sewing, having movie and game night with her friends, playing Pinochle, and spending time with her cat, Pickles. In her younger years, she loved bowling, fishing with her husband and kids, bingo and baking; especially her famous bread, cinnamon rolls, ambrosia chocolate pie, and homemade noodles. Cynthia also was a devoted Christian who loved the Lord.Cynthia was a traditional homemaker raising her 5 children, where she led by example of love, patience, grace and hard work. She loved her husband Ed sharing 50 years together. Everyone who knew her felt her true, gentle innocence. She made all around her feel valued, loved and worthy. She never had a harsh or mean tone even when she was upset. She didn’t curse, drink or smoke. She was “Home” to so many. Her grandchildren held a very special place in her heart. She loved each and every one immensely and she knew how much she was loved by them.Survivors include her children, Rachel (Doug) Hale of Phoenix, Arizona, Edward B. (Debbie) Maher III of Cedar Rapids, Colleen (Roger) Cassill of Cedar Rapids, Mary McGovern of Gilroy, California, and Kathy Pyne of Glendale, Arizona; siblings, Edward Van Slyke, Randie Willis, Diane Drival, Marsha Smith, Debbie Wright, and Bonnie Brody; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Edward Maher; and siblings, Sharon Van Slyke, Dennis Van Slyke, Patty Tinstman, and Margaret Bair.Memorials may be made to the family.The family extends a special Thank You to her home health nurse, Kim, for the excellent care and her friends at the Asbury House, especially Loretta.

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Edith Louise Werner

Nov 09, 1926 - Feb 24, 2024

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Cedar Rapids, IA

Edith (Sis) Louise Werner passed away gently, at the age of 97, on Saturday, February 24, 2024 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, after a recent health challenge. Stewart Baxter Funeral Home and Memorial Services is assisting the family with cremation. Celebration of Sis’s Life will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Sedlacek Center at Cottage Grove Place in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on March 16, 2024.Sis was born November 9, 1926, to the parents of Harold and Edith (Petley) Harvey in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her older sister Nancy welcomed her, too. She graduated from Wauwatosa High School in Wisconsin and Cottey College in Missouri. She was a proud member of the P.E.O. (Philanthropic Education Organization) Sisterhood.She married Robert Werner in 1948, and together they raised three children, James, William, and Wendy. Bob and Sis owned Werner Construction, designing and building custom homes in Elm Grove, Wisconsin, for many years. Sis successfully managed the financial and behind-the-scenes operations of the business, while also being a homemaker and mother. They later retired to Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, and after he passed, she moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa.Sis was loving to all - a loyal, open ear to family and friends, and an active, empathic listener. She was a “mom’s mom”, first and foremost, and her family and friends were most important to her. She was well-loved.She enjoyed golfing and playing cards, especially Cribbage. In her younger days she was a redhead, and throughout her life she confidently wore bright red lipstick, stylish clothes, and sometimes a red hat. She became blind later in life, as a result of macular degeneration, but she did not let it stop her. She developed a keen sense of hearing, recognizing friends by their voices, and she still traveled often to visit family and friends.She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Edith; husband, Robert; sister, Nancy Mendenhall; and sister-cousin, Nancy Gettelman.She is survived by her children, Jim Werner, Bill (Laura) Werner, Wendy (Pat) Gallagher; very best friend and close relative, Betty (Gettelman) Polland; grandchildren, William and Haley Werner, Tom and Sam Werner, and Taylor Gallagher.

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David Eugene McCoy Sr.

May 19, 1938 - Feb 25, 2024

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Cedar Rapids, IA

David Eugene McCoy Sr., 85, of Dysart, formerly of Agency, died at 1:50 a.m. February 25, 2024 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.He was born May 19, 1938 southeast of Agency in Alpine, IA to Lawrence “Deke” Wallace and Celetha Viola Haines McCoy. David married Marilyn Pherigo on May 21, 1959 in Waterloo and she preceded him in death on November 1, 2000.David was a 1956 graduate of Agency High School. In 1959 he moved to Waterloo and had also lived in Dysart and Evansdale. He worked for 30 years for John Deere Waterloo Works. David worked as a farm hand for 27 years for the McClean family in Waterloo and was a horse jockey in Kahoka, MO for 15 years until the age of 29. He also rode horses for J.E. Bish & Son in Bloomfield. David and Marilyn moved to Ottumwa in 1998 and he moved to Agency in 2018. David worked for 3 years at the Wareco station on Madison Ave. in Ottumwa.David enjoyed cutting wood and hanging out at the Recovery Room. He was known for his kindness and helping others and also for bringing summer sausage and cheese to everything!Surviving are his children, Kim Naber of Dysart, David McCoy Jr. of Vinton, Bobbi McCoy and Doug McCoy both of Cedar Rapids; 7 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; siblings, Stephen “Doug” McCoy and Judy Jordan.He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, LaVerne “Bub” McCoy, Dick McCoy, Georgia “Dode” Jones, Rosalind McKinney, Linda Berry, Bonnie Huddleston and Betty Walker; daughter in-law, Lisa McCoy.Visitation with the family present to greet friends will be 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, February 28th at Reece Funeral Home.Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, February 28th at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Mike McCoy officiating. Cremation will follow the services.Inurnment will be in Agency Cemetery at a later date.Memorials may be made to Faith in God Fellowship.

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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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