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Obituaries

Carolyn Sue Carmer Oler

Carolyn Sue Carmer Oler, 65, of Solon, passed away Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018.
A celebration of life open house will be held Saturday, Feb. 3, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Lisbon United Methodist Church. Please stay for a short prayer service, conducted by Pastor Karen Nelson, following the open house at 2:30 p.m.

Marcella Fisher

Marcella Fisher, 90, of Cedar Rapids, died on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, at The Gardens of Cedar Rapids. Celebration of Life Services were Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Brosh Chapel & The Avacentre in Cedar Rapids. Burial followed in Czech National Cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the chapel. 

Dorothy Jean Hahn

Dorothy Jean Hahn, 90, of Solon, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at the Solon Nursing Care Center. Celebration of Life Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Solon United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation will be two hours prior to services Thursday at the church. Brosh Chapel in Solon is handling Jean’s arrangements.

Barbara Ann Miller

Barbara Ann Miller, 57, of Iowa City, formerly of Solon, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2018, at home. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon, with Fr. David Beckman presiding. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at St. Mary Catholic Church.

Crystal K. Slach

Crystal Kay Slach, 55, of rural West Branch, went to be with her Lord on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 20, at Hope Church in Tipton. Burial followed in West Branch City Cemetery, in West Branch. A general memorial fund was established in her memory. Online condolences may be shared at www.fryfuneralhome.com.

Eugene “Gene” Francis Tomash

Eugene “Gene” Francis Tomash, 74, of Solon, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Funeral Mass was Wednesday, Jan. 17, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday, Jan. 16, at St. Mary Catholic Church. Brosh Chapel in Solon is handling the arrangements.

Randall P. Martin

Randall P. Martin, 65, of North Liberty, died from injuries received in a car accident on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Johnson County.
Services celebrating Randy’s life were held Sunday, Jan. 7, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, where visitation was held prior to services. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in his memory. To share a memory, thought or condolence, please go to the funeral home website at gayandciha.com.

Maxine Hofer

Maxine Hofer, 93, of Clive, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, at Village at Legacy Pointe, Waukee. A Celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Surviving are her children, Barbara Hofer Anderson of Naples, Fla., and Tom (Lisa) Hofer of Grimes: grandchildren, Mike (Eva) Anderson of Urbandale, Jon Anderson of Ankeny, Robyn (Rick) Baldenegro of Naperville, Ill., Leigh (David) Benish of Temple, Texas, Kenny Hofer of Swisher, Aaron (Jordan) Thomas of Silverthorne, Colo., and Jennifer (Rod) Claiser of Urbandale; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandsons.

Marilyn “Kay” McFarland

Marilyn “Kay” McFarland, 79, of Solon, passed away with family by her side on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Celebration of Life Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at the Solon United Methodist Church, with Reverend Scott Keele Kober officiating, with burial to follow in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, at Solon United Methodist Church. Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Solon are caring for Kay’s service.

Francis Paul Vislisel

Francis Paul Vislisel, 86, of Solon, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at the Solon Nursing Care Center. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 5, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon. Full military rites will be conducted by the Solon American Legion. Burial will follow in St. Bridget’s Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at St. Mary Catholic Church. Brosh Chapel in Solon is handling Francis’ arrangements.

Gayle Hollenbeck

Gayle A. Hollenbeck, 77, Atalissa, passed away Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, at his home following a 2-1/2 year battle with cancer.
Funeral mass was held Wednesday, Dec. 27, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in West Liberty. Visitation was Tuesday in the Parish Life Center at St. Joseph Church with a prayer service following. A memorial fund has been established. Burial with military honors was at the Nichols Cemetery. The Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com.

Libbie Bertha Rozinek

Libbie Bertha Rozinek, 88, formerly of Solon, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at ManorCare Nursing Home. Services were Tuesday, Dec. 19, at Cedar Memorial Westside Chapel, with The Rev. Lloyd Brockmeyer officiating.