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Obituaries

Joyce Hite

TRAER-Joyce Eileen Hite, 85, of Bettendorf and formerly of Traer, passed away Sunday, November 26, 2023 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf. Funeral Services will be held Friday, December 1, 2023 at 11:00 AM at the Traer United Methodist Church with Rev. Mark Keefer officiating. ...

Thelma Brandt

Thelma Rose Brandt was born July 31, 1930, on the farm NW of Dysart, the daughter of Walter and Lulu (Peters) Hark. She was raised on the farm and attended Dysart Consolidated School, graduating in 1949. She attended Iowa State Teachers College (now UNI) and after graduation taught in a country ...

Myron Engelhardt Jr.

Myron George Engelhardt Jr. was born on December 31, 1957, in Waterloo, the son of Myron Sr. and Marcella (Adams) Engelhardt. He was raised and attended schools in the Waterloo area. Myron married Diana Cavanaugh in 1978 and later divorced. He married Marjorie (Buss) Wroe Dehart in 1989 and ...

James Wicks

James Eugene Wicks, age 94, of Vinton, and formerly of Cedar Rapids and Traer, died Monday, November 6, 2023, at the Vinton Lutheran Home.
 
 Private family graveside services will be held at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Adel, Iowa.
 
 Jim was born on June ...

Pauline Dvorak

Pauline M. Dvorak was born on May 27, 1923, on the family farm near Toledo, the daughter of Charles and Mary (Dostal) Nekola. She attended country school in rural Toledo through the 8th grade. On October 18, 1949, Pauline was united in marriage to Leo Francis Dvorak at the Immaculate Conception ...

Keith Earley

Keith Frank Earley was born on April 18, 1936 in Cedar Rapids, IA. Keith passed away on October 16, 2023, at Sunrise Hill Care Center in Traer with his children by his side. He was the son of William Stevenson "Steve" Earley and Frances Keith Earley.
 
 Keith attended country ...

Debra Hansen

Debra Lee (Fleming) Hansen, 71, passed away Friday, October 20, 2023, at Mercy One hospital in Waterloo, IA.
 
 Deb was born in Waterloo, daughter of Myrl E. and Barbara A. (Romick) Fleming. She married Dean LeRoy Hansen, April 12, 1969 in Traer, IA. Together they started ...

Charles Fuller

Charles W. Fuller, 85, of La Porte City, Iowa, passed away on October 20 at New Aldaya Lifescapes in Cedar Falls following a stroke in March 2022 and a recent short illness.
 Charles was born June 14, 1938, in rural Traer to Robert Walter and Mattie Lucille (Cochran) Fuller. The ...

R. William Petersen

R. William Petersen passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 18, 2023, at Northbrook of Cedar Rapids. R. William preferred for his friends and family to call him Bill. Bill’s gentle positive spirit, smile, dependability and honesty will be missed.
 Bill was born November ...

Marley Bacon

Marley Bacon, 85, of Garwin, Iowa, passed away Friday, October 27, 2023, under the care of Iowa River Hospice.
 Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, November 4 at Garwin Valley Community Church in Garwin with Pastor Seth Hedman officiating. He will be laid to rest in ...