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Diane Dennis
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Karen Hedges
Denise Henry
Lori Kondora
Mary Jo Laschke
Gary Maas
Donna Marshall

Tim McDaniel
Jerry Moyers

Mike Negas
Crystall O'Dell
Robin Smolek
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Jeff Hale

June 12th, 1959 - January 5th, 2011


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Jeffrey W. Hale, 51, of Cedar Rapids, died Wed. January 5, 2011. Services at 3 pm Sunday in Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories. Pastor Heather Hayes will officiate. Friends may call at the chapel after 2 PM on Sunday.

Jeff was born June 12, 1959 in Iowa City, Iowa, to Robert and Dee (Meyer) Hale. He grew up in Iowa City and was a member of Iowa City High class of 1977. He attended the University of Iowa and was a member of the Hawkeye Marching Band and the Air Force ROTC. He entered the USAF as a commissioned officer in 1982 and proudly served his country until his retirement in 2003, attaining the rank of Major. He traveled the world with the Air Force, having assignments as far away as the Philippines and Germany, and stateside in Colorado, South Dakota, Ohio and New Mexico. He married Kristin (Stack) Hale, July 20, 1985 in Iowa City. His pride and joy, his two children, were born while stationed in Germany. After his retirement from the USAF, he returned to Iowa. He was involved with Boy Scouts and was a volunteer at Linn-Mar show choir events.

Survivors include his parents, his wife, Kristin (Kris); children Katharine (Katie) and Patrick all of Cedar Rapids; his brother, Scott (Kelli) of Iowa City; in-laws Pat Stack & Bob George of Fort Collins, CO, Phil Stack & Anne Kelty of Aiken, SC; brothers-in-law Kyle Stack (Leah) of Fort Collins, CO, Mark Basler of Chelmsford, MA, nephews Nathan and Andy; “Mom Two” Marilyn Burich and “sisters” Melanie Seeber and Missy Schintler.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and his sister in law, Kim Basler.

Major Hale proudly served his country during time of conflict, may he now find peace and be at rest.

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From Howie Vernon on January 31st, 2012
Jeff was a good man, husband, father, and Air Force officer. A patriot. I appreciate the sacrifice he and his family made in the service of our country.  Rest in peace Jeff, you made a difference in this world. 
 

Mary Jo Laschke (Knaack)

April 21st, 1959 - November 17th, 2015

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Mary Jo daughter of William & Marilyn Laschke.  Married Dace Knaack in Davenport, Ia.  Later partnered with Brian Teigland for the last 15 yrs.  Mary worked for The President Riverboat Casino and later as a Manager for the Goodwill Stores.  She was also a merchandiser for Acosta, and worked for the U.S. census Bureau.  No services per her request.  Mary Jo is survived by her mother of Iowa City, sisters Holle, Ruth (Dennis Woods)  Susie (Gilbert Phelps), 3 nieces, 1 nephew and her cat Dale.
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Julie Whitebook (Malmin)

November 6th, 1958 - August 27th, 1995


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Julie Whitebook Malmin, 36, of 3203 Lakeside Manor, died Sunday morning, August 27, 1995, in her home. Services: 10:30am Tuesday, Agudas Achim Congregation, by Rabbi Jeffrey R. Portman. Burial:  Agudas Achim Cemetery, Iowa City. Arrangements are with the George L. Gay Funeral Home.
   Survivors include a daughter, Lindsey Gardiner, and a son, Kyle Gardiner, both of North Liberty;  her parents, Maynard and Janet Whitebook of Marco Island, Fla., formerly of Iowa City;  a sister, Terry Grobstein and husband Gene of Montgomery, N.Y.;  a brother, Jeffrey and wife Sarah of Cedar Rapids;  a sister, Joan Hackbarth and husband Daniel of Marion; and several nieces and nephews.
   Julie was born Nov. 6, 1958, in Iowa City, the daughter of Maynard and Janet Ohsman Whitebook. She graduated from Iowa City High School in 1977. Following Graduation she continued to make her home in Iowa City.
   The family requests no flowers. Memorials may be made to the Pediatric Organ Transplant Program c/o University Hospitals.

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Tracy Taylor (McBurney)

September 13th, 1958 - May 14th, 2016

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Tracy Taylor McBurney passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016 surrounded by her family after a fierce and brave battle with brain cancer. She was cared for by those who knew and loved her, with Iowa City Hospice a valuable resource. Many friends provided support and care throughout her illness. 

Teresa (Tracy) Kathleen Taylor was born to Frank and Elizabeth (Palmer) Taylor on September 13, 1958 at University Hospital in Iowa City. She attended Iowa City schools, graduating from Iowa City High School in 1977. While at City High, she played basketball, softball, and was an all-state player in volleyball and track and field.

Tracy graduated from the University of Iowa in elementary education in 1981. While pursuing her studies at Iowa, she was a two sport athlete - lettering in both volleyball and softball while maintaining a high academic standard graduating with honors. She enjoyed a long career in education, beginning in Janesville, Iowa before returning to Iowa City. She taught 5th and 6th grade at Horace Mann Elementary for many years before pursuing a second career in the Extended Learning Program at Penn, Garner, and Van Allen Elementary Schools. She loved teaching.

Tracy married Mark McBurney in 1991, and they recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They have four children and eleven grandchildren. She loved her family, her friends, her students, teaching, and life. She enjoyed hiking, biking, reading, and traveling. Go Hawks and Go Cubbies. She had a strong sense of right and the courage to act upon it.

Tracy is survived by her husband Mark McBurney, and her sister Christine Taylor (Jerry Swails) both of Iowa City. Tracy and Mark have four children: Alan (Angie) and their children Zoe, Rylie, Caylie, Morgan, Erica, Nate, and Alexis of Humboldt; Elizabeth (Ryan Daly) and their children McKenzie, Addalie, Nolan, and Eli of Ft. Madison; Taylor (fiancée Madison Meardon) of Iowa City; and Elise (Patrick Dey) of Iowa City. She is also survived by aunt and uncle Dorothy and Herb Hartzler of Iowa City; uncle Gene Morse of Spokane, Washington; several cousins; and countless friends. She was preceded in death by her beloved parents "Moose and Poose"; her grandparents; and several aunt and uncles.

Tracy was a member of the United Congregational Church of Christ in Iowa City. Visitation will be at the Lensing Funeral Home (Iowa City) Friday, May 20, 2016 from 5:00-8:00pm. Celebration of her life will take place at the Church on Saturday, May 21 at 10:00am. A time of fellowship will follow the service before the burial at Memory Gardens.

Tracy's family would like to thank the doctors and nurses both at Mercy Iowa City and UIHC for their excellent care during her illness. Tracy and her family especially want to thank Dr. Monga at UIHC for his skill and compassion. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the UHIC Holden Cancer Center; Mercy Hospital Foundation; Iowa City Hospice; or the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/press-citizen/obituary.aspx?pid=180005555#sthash.6tOyfm25.dpuf

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Jill Thompson (McDonald)

July 4th, 1959 - March 12th, 2012


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Jill L. McDonald (1959 - 2012)

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Jill McDonald, 52, of Oxnard, died on Monday, March 12, 2012, in a car accident.

She was born in Moline, Ill., July 4, 1959. Jill has been a full-time resident of Oxnard for the past seven years. Jill attended First Presbyterian Church in Oxnard. She was a graduate of Iowa State with a B.A. degree. While in college she was president of the Pi Beta Phi sorority at Iowa State. Jill worked in the U.S. and internationally as an executive editor in publishing for many different companies, too many to mention here; but her last job was working with Executive Clips Spirit of America in Oxnard.

Jill is survived by her daughter, Hailey and her significant other (boyfriend) Mike Warns of Oxnard; her father, Duane Thompson, and her sister, Toni, who live in Iowa City, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Brian McDonald of Ventura, and her mom, Sue Thompson of Iowa City.

Jill loved sailing on Mike's sailboat and was often aboard on races. She traveled to Mexico with Mike and Hailey and enjoyed life to the max. Jill enjoyed walking her dog (Buck) and her favorite cat was named Tom. Jill's favorite place to visit was Leech Lake in Minnesota where her father had a cabin on the lake, where she enjoyed fishing.

Jill and her family lived in the Colony by Oxnard Beach where she met and had many friends locally. Jill's love was her daughter, Hailey, who meant the whole world to her. Hailey will be looked after by Mike and reside in Oxnard.

Service will be held on Saturday, March 24, at the Reardon Funeral Home on A Street in Oxnard. There will be a viewing starting at 1 p.m., and service at 3 p.m. A reception will follow the 3 p.m. service and will be at the Colony Clubhouse in Oxnard.

In lieu of flowers, please forward contributions to: The Hailey College Fund/J. Michael Warns ESQ Trustee, P.O. Box 6448, Oxnard, CA 93031. Jill was entrusted to family owned and operated Reardon Funeral Home, 511 North A Street, Oxnard. To pay tribute to Jill's life visit: reardonfh.com.


 

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Denise Henry (Morton)

April 6th, 1959 - October 28th, 2016

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Denise Lynn Morton (née Henry) of Coal Valley, IL, passed away at the age of 57 on Friday, October 28, 2016 at the University of Iowa Hospitals. Denise had been diagnosed with a blood disorder called Polycythemia-Vera almost 20 years ago and was successful in keeping it under control through clean eating and keeping fit with daily workouts. In mid-September of this year, it progressed into Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Denise sought treatment first at a facility in Arizona, but after developing a respiratory complication, she opted to move to the UI Hospitals to be treated closer to family.

 

Denise was born in Cedar Falls, Iowa on April 6, 1959 and moved to Iowa City when she was 4. She graduated from the University of Iowa in 1982 with a degree in Piano Performance. Denise and Ron met in the Hawkeye Marching Band and were married on July 11, 1981. Being very active regionally as a piano teacher and oboist, she performed in the Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra for 19 years, the last 10 as Principal Oboe, and as Second Oboe of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra for 22 years. Being with family was always a priority, and hosting large family gatherings was something she thoroughly enjoyed doing. In addition, Denise loved maintaining and sitting by her large flower garden and pond, always enjoying the outdoors.

 

Denise is survived by her husband, Ron Morton of Coal Valley, IL; her four children, Zack Morton of Davenport, IA, Drew (Shivhan) Morton of Iowa City, IA, Caitlin (Billy) Tesch of Oswego, IL, and Monica Morton of Coal Valley, IL; her mother Gloria Henry of Indianola, IA; her sister Marsha Deane of Oviedo, FL; and her brother Martin Henry of Lakewood, CO. She was preceded in death by her father, Harvey and brother, Darrell.

 

A celebration of Denise's life will be held on November 20, 2016 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the University Club in downtown Moline, IL. All are welcome to join and share memories of Denise with family and friends. To share a memory, thought or condolence please go to the funeral home website @ www.gayandciha.com.

 

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Jerry Moyers

May 21st, 1958 - January 7th, 2011


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Jerry C. Moyers, age 52 of Iowa City died Friday, January 7, 2011, at his home.

There will be a time of visitation from 4 to 6 pm Wednesday, January 12th. at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service, with a simple service to conclude the evening at 6pm. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in his memory to Johnson County Mental Health Agency. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web @

Jerry Clifton Moyers was born May 21, 1958, in Iowa City the son of John C. “Kippy” Moyers and Lola J. (Bymer) Moyers. He attended Iowa City Schools, graduating from City High School in 1977. For the past 30 years Jerry has struggled with mental illness, his family and many good people have made it so that Jerry could live on his on. He was a kind and gentle man. He had a quick sense of humor which he shared so that we could all laugh together or to joke around with his nieces. He had an amazing memory and the ability to recall the good things in life. He was always young at heart.

His family includes brothers, John and Jim Moyers of Iowa City; and Jeff Moyers of Las Vegas, NV; his sister, Mary Moyers and her husband, Perry Miller of Iowa City; two nieces, Amanda Ware (Kyle) and Sara Miller; and one great-niece, Alanya Ware.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Kippy and Lola Moyers.

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Mike Negus

September 2nd, 1959 - September 11th, 2013

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Michael J. Negus, 54, of Castle Rock, CO, formerly of Iowa City, ended his life on Wednesday, September 11th. 
Funeral Services to celebrate Michael's life will be held at 11 am, Thursday, September 19th at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Sam Massey officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 to 7pm at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to First Presbyterian Church or Friends of the Animal Center. 
Michael was born September 2, 1959 in Iowa City, the son of Lewis and Lorna Anderson Negus. He was a 1977 graduate of City High School and received his bachelor's degree from UNI. Michael received his master's degree in sports medicine from Texas Tech. He had lived in the Denver area for many years. 
Michael loved to camp, fish, garden, and spend time with his beloved Siberian huskies, Ditka and Ozzie. 
He is survived by his wife Victoria; his daughter Taylor and son Donnie; his mother Lorna of Iowa City; his siblings, Marc (Shirl) Negus of Vail, AZ, Ted Negus of Ft. Lauderdale, Laurie (Tom) Kriz of Grand Marais, MN, and Gordy Negus of Forestell, MO; his aunts Loretta Patterson, Beverly Negus Moffitt and Marie Anderson; and nieces and nephews Jeff, Jeremy, Tim, Sam, Brett, Andy, Palmer, Zoey, Campbell, Phoebe and Jorie; and numerous extended family and friends. He will be greatly missed but he has found peace. 
Michael was preceded in death by his father, Lewis and his grandparents, Joseph and Opal Negus and Marguerite Anderson. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/press-citizen/obituary.aspx?pid=173973441#sthash.v6UrYUx4.dpuf

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Carla Voynovich (Nordstrom)

May 19th, 1959 - October 15th, 2004


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Carla Ann Voynovich Nordstrom, 45, of 9429 Macon Road passed away peacefully at home with family members by her side on Friday, Oct. 15th, 2004. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, cousin and friend to all who knew her.

She was born on May 19th, 1959 in Carroll Iowa, attended City High School in Iowa City and was a graduate of the University of Iowa with a degree in Marketing. Having started her professional career in Purchasing and Real Estate she later dedicated her life to raising her two children. She spent many hours volunteering at her children’s school, caring for her animals and tending her flowers and plants. She was an avid reader and a very creative cook. Carla attended Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Raleigh and even during her declining health she never gave up or let go of her firm belief in the power of prayer.

Carla was preceded in death by her father Dan Voynovich of South Bend, IN.

Carla leaves to cherish her memory, her devoted husband of 18 years, Bill Nordstrom; two daughters, Brianna and Emily and her mother Kathleen Voynovich of Iowa City, Iowa.

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From Kimberlee Choate on March 24th, 2012
I spent many a happy hour in 'study hall' at Southeast Jr. High with Carla, Bill Peak and Pat McAdaragh, playing 'Screw Your Neighbor' aka 'Uno'. Don't think we spent any time studying. My condolences to her family, she was a good friend for a short time, and I have many fond memories of her from those years.
 

Robin Smolek

November 24th, 1958 - November 15th, 1974


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Robin L. Smolek, 15-year old daughter of Rex and Kay Staton Smolek, died at University Hospital in Iowa City. Born Nov. 24, 1958 in Lafayette, Ind., she moved with her family to Munster, Ind. in 1961 and to Iowa City in 1969. She was a sophomore at City High School. Surviving are her parents; 2 sisters, Michelle and Sandra, a brother Chad, all at home; her grandmothers, Mrs. Lucille Staton, Kimmell, and Mrs. Marjorie Peffer, Ligonier; great-grandparents, Mrs. Velma Herron and Mrs. Agnes Stansberry of Churubusco. Memorial services Friday at Kimmell Methodist Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery.

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Kevin Westfall

May 21st, 1958 - June 11th, 2013

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Kevin Michael Westfall, 55, of Excelsior, Minnesota and formerly of Iowa City passed away at home on June 11, 2013, following a long illness.
A Gathering for family and friends will be held Monday, June 24th from 3 to 6 pm at The Kirkwood Room, 515 Kirkwood Avenue, Iowa City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Iowa City Hospice. Arrangements are with Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service.
A memorial service will be held June 22, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Hopkins, Minnesota.
Kevin was born on May 21, 1958 in Iowa City to Norma and Raymond Westfall. He attended City High School and moved to Minneapolis in 1977 where he worked for Ferguson Plumbing Supply in Plymouth for many years.
Kevin was a very proud and loving father; he loved the outdoors, sports and had a passion for music. Kevin loved to boat on Lake Minnetonka.
Kevin is survived by his mother and step-father Norma and Tom Abbott of Iowa City; his son Dean Michael of Red Wing, MN; his brother Craig (Tami) Westfall of Iowa City; his step-brother Todd Abbott of Cedar Rapids; and his significant other Cindy Uran of Excelsior, MN; nieces Tiffany (David) Tafolla and Renee Westfall; nephew Ian (Sami) Westfall; and grand nieces Alyssa Westfall and Bailey Westfall.
He was preceded in death by his brother Robert Dean and grandparents Emil and Frances Reyhons, Florence Abbott and his father.
Online condolences may be directed to www.lensingfuneral.com.

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