The Gazette from Cedar Rapids, Iowa on June 26, 2004 · 12
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4B The Gazette, Sat., June 26, 2004 OBITUARIES CEDAR RAPIDS Timothy Paul Meis: Services, 10 a.m. today, All Saints Catholic Church, by Father David OConnor. Inurnment will be at a later date. Arrange-nients by Brosh Chapel, Cellar Rapids. Irma I. Schweitzer: Services, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Bethany Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids, by the Rev. Joe Polzin. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. today at Murdoch-Lin-wood Funeral Home & Cremation Service. Burial: Cedar Memorial Bark Cemetery. Ivaleen Marion Sterner: Services, 11 a.m. today, Brosh Chapel. Cedar Rapids, by the Rev. Sheryl Untiedt. Burial' Anderson Cemetery, Swisher. Earl Hieber, 05, formerly of Cedar Rapids and Solon, died Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at Concur Ilis Care Center, Bella Vista, Ark., following a lengthy illness. Private graveside services will be held at a later date at Oakland Cemetery, Solon. Survivors include three nieces, Donna Jordan of Cedar Rapids, Joyce (Fredrick) Cress of Center Point and Judy (Don) Meyer of Bella Vista, Ark.; and many great-nieces and great-nephews. Gary Allen Dunahugh, 65, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Thursday, June 24, 2004, in University Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, from pneumonia with complications of diabetes. Private memorial services will be held at a later date. The body was cremated. Survivors include his wife, Nancy; and a brother, David of Portland, Ore. Also surviving are two nieces, Amy and Brooke, and two nephews, Brad and Brian, all of Portland. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Fern Dunahugh of Cedar Rapids. Gary was born Sept. 29, 1938, in Cedar Rapids. He graduated from Franklin High School in 1956 and with a B.A. from the University of Iowa in 1960. He was president of the Sigma Nu fraternity and a member of Jaycees, United Nations Foundation and the Iowa Army National Guard. He married Nancy Brunscheen in 1965. He held numerous administrative positions for Quaker Oats, the American Bar Association, and Rollins, Burdick, Hunter in Chicago, before retiring to Florida in 1987. A scholarship will-be established in his name. Terry K. Johnson, 64, of 3332 Riverbend Dr. NE, died Saturday, June 19, 2004, in his home from complications of pancreatic cancer. Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday, First Lutheran Church. Burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Garden of the Cross. There will be no wake. To honor Terrys wishes, there will be no viewing. The Rev. Kay Slocum will officiate. Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Sandy; a daughter, Tara Williams (Chris); a son, Brian; three grandchildren, Gavin, Caleb and Audra; a Lewis; a niece, Krystal Lloyd; cousins, Jeanette Anthony of Omaha, Neb., Jack Estes of Belmont, N.H., and Linda Lawrence of Montgomery, Ala. He was preceded in death by his parents. Terry was born Dec. 12, 1939, in Cedar Rapids, the son of Raymond and Pearl Blood Johnson. He was a 1958 graduate of Jefferson High School and a medic in the Army Reserves. On Nov. 25, 1965, he was united in marriage to JoAnn Sanderson in New Hampton. He was employed at Quaker Oats for 39 years, retiring July 1, 2000. He was a member of First Lutheran Church, Mount Hermon Masonic Lodge No. 263, the Cedar Rapids Consistory and the El Kahir Shrine. Terry will be remembered for his compassionate and caring ways by those whose lives he touched. The family thanks friends and special care givers who were supportive during Terry's illness. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family. Index CASCADE Orland F. Kedley CEDAR RAPIDS Gay Allen Dunahugh, Earl Hieber, Tery K. Johnson, Timothy Ppul Meis, Irma I. Schweitzer, Ivaleen Marion Sterner, Anton Paul Titera Jr. FORT ATKINSON Gordian J. Lensing INDEPENDENCE Jeffrey R. Condit IOWA CITY Bonnie June Porcella, Robert Vincent Towner MONMOUTH Dale I. Carr PALO - Leslie Pete Augustine Bradley WAUKON - Francis C. Schott Emblems Emblems to accentuate the deceaseds involvement in various organizations are available at $10 each. Up to three symbols may be used per obituary. Some examples are shown. Also available are emblems for other organizations and fraternal groups. Flag Christian Jewish (Shown actual size.) Christian Muslim Orthodox CEDAR RAPIDS Anton Paul Titera Jr., 81, of Living Center West, died there Thursday, June 24, 2004, after a long illness. There will no services per his request. There will be a celebration of his life from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the home of his daughter, Debra Tapken, 1432 Sixth St. NW, Cedar Rapids. Survivors include two sons, Anton Titera III of Cedar Rapids and David Titera of Waterloo; two daughters, Debra (Merrill) Tapken of Cedar Rapids and Julie Fobair of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Libby (Frank) Stejskal of Spring-ville anti Eleanor Becker of Ladysmith, Wis.; seven grandchildren, Laurie (Greg) De-Groot, Rhonda (TJ) Boots, Stacy, Kathryn and Melanie Tapken, all of Cedar Rapids, and Kyle and Jason Fobair of Phoenix, Ariz.; two greatgrandchildren, Kaelyn and Makenna Boots; and his special puppy, Chauncey. His wife, Genevieve, preceded him in death. Anton was born June 10, 1923, the son of Anton and Anna Dousa Titera, in Crete, Neb. He married Genevieve Lois Robinson on Sept. 5, 1951, in Ladysmith, Wis. She died in 1998. He was a foreman and driver for Lumberland and Lof-tus Distributing, retiring in 1999. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Memorials may be directed to the family. PALO Leslie Pete Augustine Bradley, 63, died Thursday, June 24, 2004, in his home after a short battle with cancer. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Teah-en Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids, by the Rev. Mark Crotinger. Burial: Palo Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday and after 9:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Survivors include a sister, Virginia Grimm of Palo; a brother, Clark (Julie) Bradley of Marion; four nieces, Hazel (Fred) Rhomberg of Palo, Nettie Burgess of Cedar Rapids, Cheryl (Chris) Katnman of Ames and Wanda (Brian) Hughes of Robins; and a nephew, Scott (Tammy) Bradley of Marion. Leslie was preceded in death by his parents. Leslie was bom June 21, 1941, in Palo, the son of Marvin and Hester Muschaweck Bradley. He was a self-employed farmer. Memorials may be directed to the family. IOWA CITY Bonnie June Porcella, 80, of 350 Dublin Dr., died Thursday, June 24, 2004, in University Hospitals following a brief illness. Memorial services will be held in the latter part of next week. Arrangements are with Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service. Robert Vincent Towner, of 6 Fairview Knoll NE, Iowa City, died on St. Johnstide, June 24, 2004, in Mercy Iowa City. Mr. Towner was born June 1, 1923, in Chicago, the son of Arthur Leroy Towner and Ruth Vincent Towner. As a young hoy, he moved to Iowa City with his family. He was baptized on Dec. 18, 1932,. -in Trinity Episcopal Church in' Iowa City. He graduated from City High School with the Class of 41. He attended the University of Iowa from 1941 until 1942, and was admitted as a midshipman to the United States Naval Academy. He graduated in 1945 witti a B.S. degree and was commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Navy. After serving in the Pacific Theatre until the end of World War II, he remained on active duty in the Navy until 1952, when he retired with the rank of lieutenant. Mr. Towner married Nancy Frey Pfeiffer on Aug. 4, 1946, in Glen Ellyn, 111. She was at the center of his life. Mr. Towners second career was with the American Hospital Supply Corp., based in Evanston, 111. In 1968, he retired from business and entered the National College of Education, where he took graduate courses and was certified to teach. For 10 years, he taught junior high social studies for the Glencoe. 111., public schools. Mr. Towner returned to Iowa City with Nancy in 1982. He belonged to Trinity Episcopal Church, where he served as a vestry member, treasurer and lay administrator. He was a cofounder of the parish chapter of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew. He established the Order of St. Francis and St. Clare at Trinity, a devotional order for acolytes. Mr. Towner trained generations of acolytes in his many years of service to Trinity. A lover of history, Mr. Towner was a docent for the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library for 12 years and received the Governors Volunteer Award for his service. He was also a longtime member of Rotary Club. Mr. Towner was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Nancy, on Jan. 6, 2003, and by his twin sister, Bette Towner Cox of Newton. Survivors include four sons and their families, Robert Arthur Towner, his wife, Helen, and his son, Theodore Vincent, of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; Josef Towner and his wife, Elyse Yasgur, of Sandia Park, N.M ; William Cedric Towner, his wife, Cherie, his son, William, and his stepsons, Dan and Greg, of Tulsa, Okla.; and Mark Andrew Towner, his wife, Maria Cusumano, and his son, Marco Cusumano-Towner, of Andover, Mass.; and many godchildren. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Trinity Episcopal Church. A memorial service honoring Mr. Towner will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Trinity Episcopal Church. Mr. Towners ashes will reside in the Trinity Columbarium. Memorial donations can be given through the church to the R.V. Towner Memorial Fund or the Herbert Hoover Library. Gay & Ctha Funeral and Cremation Service is caring for Roberts family and his services. Online condolences may be sent for Roberts family through the Web at www. INDEPENDENCE Jeffrey R. Condit, 46, died Friday, June 25, 2004, in Independence. Arrangements are pending at White Funeral Home, Independence. MONMOUTH Dale I. Carr, 60, died Friday morning, June 25, 2004, in his home. Arrangements are pending at Carson & Son Funeral and Cremation Services, Maquoketa. CASCADE Orland F. Kedley, so, died Thursday, June 24, 2004, in Shady Rest Care Center after a long illness. Services: 11 a.m. Monday, St. Martins Catholic Church, Cascade, by the Rev. Daniel Krapfl. Burial: Calvary Cemetery. F'riends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Reiff Funeral Home, with a wake service at 4 p.m. Survivors include Edith Kedley; a son, Tom Kedley of Dubuque; five daughters, Margie Kedley, Judy Boge, Beverly Kedley, Doris Kedley and Joan Fingerson, all of Dubuque; and two sisters, lone Beringer and Imelda Beringer, both of Cascade. FORT ATKINSON Gordian J. Lensing, 81. died Friday, June 25, 2004, in Barthell Eastern Star Home, Decorah, following a long illness. Services: 10 a.m. Monday, St. Johns Cath-olic Church, Fort Atkinson, by the Rev. John Moser, with burial in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p m. Sunday at Schluter-Balik Funeral Home, Chekal Chapel, Fort Atkinson, with a rosary at 4 p.m. and a Scripture service at 5 p.m. Survivors include five sons, Lyle of Elma, Loren of Be-llville, 111., Leallan of Calmar, and Earl and Neil, both of Fort Atkinson; a daughter, Amy Kramme of Spillville; three brothers, Roman of Calmar, Bruno of Cedar Rapids and Stephen of Calmar; and three sisters, Bea Timp of Calmar, Mary Mulligan of Humbolt and Verda Mikota of Little Turkey. WAUKON Francis C. Schott, 87, died Friday, June 25, 2004, in the Good Samaritan Center following a lengthy illness. Services: 11 a. in. Monday, St. Patricks Catholic Church, by Father Joseph Schneider, the Rev. Monsignor Ed Lech-tenberg and Father Dennis Miller. Burial: Mt. Olivet Cemetery, with military rites. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Martin Funeral Home, with a Scripture Service at 3 p.m. Survivors include his wife, Marge; four daughters. Mar-jean Fahey, DeAnn Gentz and Joyce Haas, all of Waukon, and Karen Wagner of Berryville, Va.; and a son, Larry of Columbus, Ga. OTHER DEATHS Edwin Otto Zahn, 90, of Exeland, Wis., died Wednesday, June 23, 2004, in the Rice Lake Convalescent Center, Rice I,ake, Wis. Services: 11 a.m. today, Nathaniel Lutheran Church, Bruce, Wis., by Deacon Richard Brockbank. Burial: Bruce Cemetery, with military honors by Bruce American Legion Post 268. Friends may call one hour before services today at the church. Arrangements by Nash-Jackan Funeral Home, Bruce. Survivors include a son, Robert (Laurie) of Champlin, Minn.; four daughters, Carolyn (Ron) Erickson of Bruce, Wis., Barbara Zahn of Cambridge, Minn., Arleen Zahn-Houser, M.D., (James Houser) of Cedar Rapids, Donna (Ben) Weber of Idysmith, Wis.; nine grandchildren, Melissa, David and Nicole Weber, Emily and Leslie Zahn and Amy, Scott, Brent and Brooke Houser; a sister, Florence Bartz of West Sun City, Ariz.; a brother, Arnold (Dorice) Zahn of Milwaukee; and 10 nieces and nephews. Born April 2. 1914, in Summit Township, Waukesha County, Wis., the son of Emil and Lydia (Bilau) Zahn, he married Carol June Knutson in Waukesha, Wis., on April 27, 19-16. She died Sept. 9, 1998. Edwin was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, lifetime member of VFW and Disabled American Veterans, and member and chaplain of American Legion Post 425 in Exeland, Wis., for 25 years. DEATH NOTICES AND OBITUARIES Death notices and obituaries can be submitted to The Gazette between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 4 to 7 p.m. on holidays. Daily submissions must be made by 7 p.m. Arrangements pending and death notices, including immediate survivors, and a photo of the deceased are published as a news item on this page. These notices must conform to Gazette style and sequence or the item is subjected to the per-word charge. Other obituary material, including additional survivors, employment, education, military service, civic and social activities, accomplishments, special interests and hobbies, friends, pets, memorials and eulogies will be published for 35 cents per word. Second-day funeral notices and other deaths (formerly out-of-town) will be published at 35 cents per word. Emblems to accentuate the deceaseds involvement in various organizations are available at $10 each. Up to throe symbols may be used per obituary. See your funeral director for help in preparing an obituary. For further information about The Gazettes guidelines call 398-8221. Vilsack restores money to budgets hit earlier by cuts Funding restored for education at K-12, college levels By Rod Boshart The Gazette JOHNSTON Gov. Tom Vilsack, citing a promising rebound in state revenues, on Friday restored $8.3 million to education, state agencies and other budget areas hit by a 2.5 percent across-the-board spending cut earlier this fiscal year. Vilsack called his decision to issue an executive order rescinding 10 percent of the October 2003 reduction for the current fiscal year that ends June 30 a prudent and reasonable approach that would pump an extra $7.1 million in funding into education. Were taking a prudent approach here by restoring some but not all of money that was cut, the governor said in announcing an additional $4.5 million for K-12 school aid, $1.5 million for regent institutions, more than $300,000 for community colleges, and over $800,000 for teacher quality initiatives, college student aid and other educational programs. Education is Iowas No. 1 priority and, as revenues have shown a stronger-than-expected increase, we have an opportunity to make a smart investment of these resources by directing them back into education, he said. We think theres enough leeway in the budget to allow this to happen. Vilsack said the action should enable some schools to bolster their reserves, hire more teachers or reduce class sizes, while economic development and job-training efforts could be improved at higher education levels. House Speaker Christopher Rants, R-Sioux City, said Fridays announcement was not surprising since Vilsack had indicated a desire to restore W.D.M. parents of wandering boy charged with child endangerment wandered about six blocks and crossed a busy street before anyone found him and called police. A police officer who was investigating a possible burglary in the neighborhood inadvertently found the boys father sleeping in a living room of the familys West Des Moines apartment. When police showed Ream a photo of the boy, he identified the toddler as his son. The toddler had apparently The boy has since been crawled out of a window, teturned to his parents. WEST DES MOINES (AP) The parents of a 2 year-old boy who wandered away from home have been charged with child endangerment. Ryan Ream. 27, and Laura Harrington, 23, turned themselves in Thursday. They were released on $6,500 bond each, police said. The couples son, Cadell Ream, disappeared from his home last week for at least 18 hours without anyone noticing, authorities said. IN MEMORY OF Ruth M. 5291934 - Lovell 6261999 Five years ago today I lost one of my best friends. Missing you every day. -- Martha IN MEMORY OF GUIDELINES in Memory Of is a thoughtful way to remember, eulogize and pay tribute to friends and family members who have died but are not forgotten. Announcements and photos must be submitted in writing by 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Iiease specify date of publication. Forms are available. Price is 35 cents per word. Pictures are $10 each. If you have questions, please call 398-8221. Youre the reporter when it comes to telling us about engagements, weddings and anniversaries. Come to The Gazette for forms to help you prepare a beautiful write-up about these special events or call 368-8873 or 1-800-397-8212 for details. some funding to schools if revenues rebounded and the state had a sufficient ending balance to cushion such a move. The governor ordered a 2.5 percent across-the-board spending cut last October after the state Revenue Estimating Conference predicted state revenues for the current fiscal year would be $142.2 million less than expected. That resulted in a reduction of $82.5 million in funding throughout state government. Fridays action came as Vilsack and GOP legislative leaders are discussing a possible special session this summer to deal with the after-math of an Iowa Supreme Court decision that nullified legislation establishing the states chief economic development financial incentive program. Vilsack again insisted during and after Fridays taping of Iowa Public Televisions Iowa Press show that the state will honor commitments already made to companies in line to receive $56 million in awards from the Iowa Values Fund. The governor also said he was willing to discuss some regulatory changes pertaining to workers compensation and would consider a one-time coupling of state tax liabilities with an accelerated depreciation schedule currently allowed under the federal tax code. Vilsack said that change could provide a minimum of $50 million in tax relief for Iowa businesses. Rants said he was encouraged by Vilsacks willingness to discuss the accelerated depreciation issue as part of negotiations aimed at crafting a compromise to be considered in special session sometime in July. Contact the writer (515) 243-7220 or dmbureaumftonhne net

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