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Obituaries

Quinn P. Houlahan

Quinn Patrick Houlahan, 22, of rural Solon, died Tuesday, May 2, 2017.
A time celebrating Quinn’s life was held Sunday, May 7, at the Celebration Farm, 4996 Robin Woods Ln. NE in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Quinn’s memory to honor his life for years to come. To share a thought, memory or condolence go to the funeral home website, www.gayandciha.com. Gay and Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service is caring for Quinn’s family and his arrangements.

Dick Tomkins

Dick Tomkins, 69, of Ely, passed away following years of declining health, Saturday, April 15, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids. A graveside service was held Wednesday, April 19, at Czech National Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. Arrangements with Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley; children, Richard Tomkins, Jr. (Karen) and John Tomkins (Herminia); stepsons, Donnie and Michael Scholl; grandchildren, Brandon, Johnna and Bryan; and siblings, Bill Tomkins and Mary Jordan (David).

Peter “Pete” A. Rudish Jr.

Peter “Pete” A. Rudish Jr., 67, of Mount Vernon, passed away Friday, April 28, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. The family greeted friends May 3 at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 4, at First Assembly of God, Cedar Rapids, conducted by Reverend Rick Gail and Reverend Brad Singleton. The family will greet friends one hour prior to service at the church. Burial will be at a later date.

Joan Tullberg

Joan C. Tullberg, 85, of Maryville, Mo., passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017, at Mercy
Hospital, in Council Bluffs, with her family at her side.
Tullberg was born on March 23, 1932, in Galesburg, Ill. 
Her parents were Clarence Alvin and Ruth Elizabeth (Hale) Ekstrand. They preceded her in death. She
was also preceded by her grandson Mark Tullberg and her son-in-law Patrick
Mahany.
Tullberg graduated from the DeWitt High School class of 1950 and then graduated from the Moline Public
Hospital School of Nursing. Her first job was at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls.

Mary Wood

Mary Jean (Sparks) Wood, 90, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 13, 2017, at Pioneer Park, in Lone Tree. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, April 18, at Lensing Funeral Service in Iowa City. Visitation was held before the service. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans Charity or to the Iowa Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

Laurie Eash

Laurie Eash
Laurie Eash, 63, of Solon, died suddenly from a heart attack on Thursday, April 6, 2017, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, while visiting her grandchildren.

Carla S. Lyon

Carla Sue Lyon, 73, of Coralville, passed away on March 19, 2017, at the Lantern Park Care Center following an extended illness.
Memorial services were held Saturday, March 25, at Gay and Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service, with an hour of visitation prior to the services. Burial followed at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Coralville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Carla’s memory to the Coralville United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the funeral home website.

Alice M. Webb

Alice Mae Webb, 95, of Olin, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at Windmill Manor in Coralville.
Her funeral service was held Saturday, March 25, at Lahey Funeral Home in Olin. A visitation was held before the service. Burial was at Olin Cemetery.

Daryl P. Grecian

Daryl P. Grecian, 67, of Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at his residence of pancreatic cancer. Visitation was held at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre on Saturday, March 18, and before the service Sunday, March 19, at Solon United Methodist Church. A celebration of life gathering followed in the Fellowship Hall.

Dennis Joseph (Joe) Rosauer

Dennis Joseph (Joe) Rosauer, 72, of Solon, passed away from congestive heart failure at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, on Nov. 26, 2016. Born Feb. 20, 1944, he was the son of Laverne (Bus) and Mabel Rosauer. He was raised in Hampton and graduated from Hampton High School in 1961.

Jean A. Thorson

Jean A. Thorson died Monday, March 13, 2017. Services were held Monday, March 20 at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Entombment was in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Martin (Rita), and Jonathan (Connie); two daughters, Valeri (Terry) Thomas, and Robin (Steve) Keep of Solon. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, and two brothers, William and Charles.

James “Jim” Robert Luedtka

James “Jim” Robert Luedtka, 66, of Solon, died on Sunday, March 5, 2017, from complications following a stroke. Funeral Mass was Monday, March 13, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon with Fr. Tim Sheedy presiding. Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery in Solon. Brosh Chapel & The Avacentre in Solon is serving the family.