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Obituaries

Alexis “Lexi” Jae Gonzalez

Alexis “Lexi” Jae Gonzalez, 25, of Atkins, passed away on February 26, 2024, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.  Celebration of Life gathering will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2024, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Cedar Rapids, located at 2121 Bowling Street SW.  Private family inurnment will be at a later date.

Ronald M. Roushar

Ronald M. Roushar, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Vinton, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, February 22, 2024, at Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab in Vinton. He was 85 years old. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday March 9, 2024, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Vinton, with Rev. John Albertson officiating. Private family interment will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Vinton.
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Shirley Douthart

Shirley Douthart, age 87, passed away peacefully on Friday,February 29, 2024, at her home in Shellsburg, with her family by her side.Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at Springs of Life Church, 2300 26th Street NW in Cedar Rapids, with Revs. Marty & Jaleda Schminkey, and Chad & Lindsay Garrison officiating.

Marjorie Jean Root

Marjorie Jean Root was born in Belle Plaine, IA on January 18, 1941. She departed for her heavenly home on September 21, 2023, but don't do the math, she wouldn't like that. In 1959, she graduated Belle Plaine High School and married Wallace DePauw and together they began life with their son Scott, sadly they divorced a few years later. Marge traveled the country eventually landing in Morro Bay, CA where she met Michael Nett, a member of the US Coast Guard.

Teri A. Mosher

Teri A. Mosher, 59, of Walker, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 27, 2024. Arrangements are pending with Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Center Point, Iowa.Teri was born November 1, 1964, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the daughter of Robert and Carole (Kelso) Beresford. She graduated from North Linn High School, Class of 1983.
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Mary Jane Buhr

Mary Jane Buhr, 77, passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, following an extended illness. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 4, 2024, at St. Mark Lutheran Church, Garrison, with Pastor Adam Baumann officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, March 3, at Van Steenhuyse-Teahen Funeral Home, Vinton, and one hour prior to service at the church on Monday.

Thomas William Wilkinson

Thomas William Wilkinson , 81, of Atkins, died Friday, February 16, 2024, while in Pharr, Texas, passing away at McAllen Medial Center. Elizondo Mortuary & Cremation Service of Mission, Texas is in charge of arrangements.Tom's remains were cremated at his request. A family celebration of life will be held at a later date with Cedar Memorial in Cedar Rapids.

Dorothy Nation

Dorothy Nation, 90, of La Porte City, Iowa, passed away peacefully in her home on Thursday, February 22, 2024.Dorothy Nation was born on July 2, 1933, in Grainfield, Kansas and was raised on a farm near Hoxie, Kansas. She was the youngest of eight children, seven girls and one boy, born to Clarence and Ruth Vickers.Her grade school years were spent in a one room country schoolhouse in Sheridan County, Kansas.
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LaVonne Marlys Latham

LaVonne Marlys Latham of Erie, Illinois, passed away in hospice on, February 12, 2024, after a brief illness, in the company of her stepsons and spouses, and her nieces and nephew. Services will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, May 10, 2024, at the Erie United Methodist Church, followed by interment with her late husband, Robert Latham, a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II, at the Rock Island National Cemetery at the Rock Island Arsenal.

Donald “Don” Weatherwax, II

Donald “Don” Weatherwax, II of Belle Plaine, escaped this mortal realm early Thursday morning, ending his battle with Multiple Sclerosis on his own terms. He was 66 years old and 38 years sober. Born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Don made many life-long friends while attending Arthur, Franklin, and Washington schools. His hobbies and interests were as varied as the Iowa weather, which is fortunate as he always preferred to be doing something outdoors.
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