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Page 2A Life Crossings/News The Kalona News, Thursday, ( .......... 1911-2005 James Aloisius WirtMin, 93, of Kalona died suddenly Thursday, October 27, 2005 in Mercy Hospi- tal, Iowa City. Memorial services were Tues- day, November 8, in the Pleas- antview Chapel, Pleasantview Home, Kalona, with the Rev- erend David L. Yoder officiating. There was no visitation. Born November 5, 1911 in St. Louis, Missouri, he was the son of Louis and Helen (Wachter) Wirthlin. He graduated from high school in St. Louis. Mr. Wirthlin enlisted in the United States Navy December 8, 1941 and served during World War II and the Korean War. He was stationed in Honolulu, Guam and San Diego. After spending 30 years in the Navy, he retired in December 1971 with the rank of Senior Chief. He was united ill marriage to Florence Mac Comar in 1943. She died in 1989. In 1992, Mr. Wirthlin married Betty Jane McClane. In his younger years, he was an avid golfer and raised prize- winning roses. He moved to Kaiona in 2004 to be near his son. James A. Wirthlin James Wirthlin Survivors include a son, Jim and wife Gayle Wirthlin of Kalona, and three grandchil- dren, Ryan, Kelly and Jonathan. He was preceded in death by his parents, both wives and three brothers. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.powellfu- Yoder-Powell Funeral Service, Kalona, in charge of arrange- ments. Leta Maust 1914-2005 Leta Maust, 91, died Thursday, October 27, 2005, in Sarasota, Florida. Services were Monday, Octo- ber 31 in Bahia Vista Mennonite Church, Sarasota. Born August 18, 1914 in John- son County, Iowa, she was the daughter of Isaac and Mary (Miller) Marner. She was married to Edward Maust September 17, 1933. Mrs. Maust lived in Bay Port, Michigan for several years and, for 18 years, summered in Woost- er, Ohio and wintered in Saraso- ta. She later lived in Sarasota for many years. Survivors include a daughter, Lorraine Maust of Sarasota; a son, Leslie and wife Joan Maust of Wooster; two grandchildren, Sandra of Wooster and Nathan and wife Angie Maust of Gal- loway, Ohio; a great-granddaugh- ter, Lucy Anne; and three half- sisters, Elmarie and husband John Capper of Keota and Lola Marner and Anna Mac Marner of Wellman. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edward Maust August 20, 2000; two brothers, Dave Marner and Ray Marner and four sisters, Martha Brenneman, Cora Marn- er, Gerturde Miller and Amy Hochstetler. Robarts Funeral Home, Sara- sota, Florida in charge of arrangements. O&apos;Donnell Mike and Sara O'Donnell of Kalona are the parents of a 7 lbs. 5 oz. Daughter, Madeline Mac, born October 17, 2005. Grandparents are Noah and Linda Kemp of Kalona, Dan O'Donnell of West Liberty and Robin Prewitt of Coralville. Great-grandparents are Richard and Anna May Geyer of rural Iowa City, Ron and Maggie Christy of West Liberty, Ernest Sivia of Atalissa and Dee Dee Sivia of Muscatine. Miller Royce and Donna Miller of Sarasota Florida are the parents of an 8 lbs. I oz. daughter, Maris- sa Grace, born October 24, 2005. She was welcomed by three brothers, Brandon, Jaron and Carson. Grandparents are Gordan and Iva Miller of Kalona and Dena Troyer of Sarasota. Kauffman Abe and Lovina Kauffman of Kalona are the parents of a son, Curtis, born October 14, 2005. Grandparents are Cephas and Freda Kauffman and Robert and Phebe Yoder, all of Kalona. Great-grandmother is Alta Kauffman of Kalona. Mast John Almond and Elmina Mast of Kalona are the parents of a son, Luke, born October 14, 2005. Grandparents are Lloyd and Vesta Mast of Kalona and Eli and Martha Beachy of Arthur, Illi- nois. CRlmt.'l'0000a o00M II00la00i uT .00.TR H. Francis Loan 1935-2005 Hazen Francis Loan, 70, of rural Iowa City died Sunday, October 30, 2005 in Mercy Med- ical Center in Dubuque. Services were Wednesday, November 2, in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Lone Tree, with the Reverend Vitalis Torwel officiating, assisted by Parish Life Coordinator Carol Kaalberg. Burial was in the Lone Tree Cemetery. Casket bearers were Neff Forbes, Jim Simon, Mark Dembinski, Bill Loan, Rick Loan and Blair Lincoln. Jerry Seydel was honorary casket bearer. Born February 27, 1935 in Iowa City, he was the son of Hazen A. and Irene (Dembinski) Loan. He was united in marriage to Lura I. Simon May 3, 1958 in St. Mary's Catholic Church in River- side. Mr. Loan was a farmer in the Lone Tree area all his life. He'was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church of Lone Tree and a past president of the John- son County Cattlemen's Associa- tion. Survivors include his wife, Lura Loan of rural Iowa City; three sons, Bruce A. and wife Lynn Loan of Iowa City, James E and wife Mary Loan of Iowa City and Andrew Hazen and wife Holly Loan of Elkader; one daughter, Coleen M. and hus- band Jeffrey Lincoln of Coles- burg; 13 grandchildren, Monica, Allison, Timothy and Natalie H. Francis Loan Loan of Iowa City, Melissa, Han- nah and Alena Loan of Iowa City, Hazen and Alexis Loan of Elkad- er and Danielle, Amanda, Blair and jacquelyn Lincoln of Coles- burg; a brother, Patrick and wife Betty Loan of Oxford and a sis- ter, Betty. He was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be left for the family at www.lewis- Sorden-Lewis Funeral Home, Lone Tree, in charge of arrange- ments. Engagement announced Greg and Judy (Zinn) Nagel of Wellman and James and Xe Gibbs of Henrietta, New York announce the engagement of their children, Michelle L. Nagel and John W. Gibbs, both of Danville, Pennsylvania. Miss Nagel is the granddaugh- ter of Elizabeth Zinn of Kalona and the late Wally Zinn and the great-niece of Richard Brubach- er of Kalona and the late Marie Brubacher. She is a graduate of St. John Fisher college, Rochester, New York, and works as a finance coordinator at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania. Her fiance is a gradute of the University of New England Col- lege of Osteopathic Medicine, Beddeford, Maine. He is complet- ing an orthapaedic surgery resi- dency at Geisinger Medical Cen- Michelle Nagel & John Gibbs ter in Danville. An August 19, 2006 wedding in Webster, New York, is planned. Immediate gratification Ladies, all these delays have got to stop! 00Dort00s JEWELRY & DESIGN 116 S. Iowa Washington 319-653-2m5 7  ; /'<i ..7 Mr. & Mrs. Leslie Miller Couple wed October 30, Marina Avramenko and Leslie D. Miller were united in mar- riage Saturday, October 30, 2004 in Wellman Mennonite Church, Wellman. Wedding vows were officiated by Herb Yoder and David Boshart and Marvin Host- stler conducted the 3 p.m. double- ring, candlelight ceremony-cele- bration January 29, 2005. Parents of the couple are Vasiliy and Lubov Avramenko of Sumy, Ukraine and Elizabeth Miller and the late Lyle W. Miller. Ardith Hartzler stood in as the American mother of the bride." The bride, carrying a bouquet of white roses, stargazer lilies, freesia and bear grass hand-tied in shades of white and red, wore a white satin strapless gown with hand-sewn beads and a triple-lay- ered skirt. A sparkling silver dia- mond tiara adorned her head. Maid of honor was Shawna Crile of Solon and bridesmaids were Olga Poputnikova of Des Moines, Lori Witthoft of Well- man and Lisa Drost of Des Moines. They wore floor-length burgundy silk dresses with shiphon scarves. Flower girl was Lauren Pope of North English who wore a white dress. The bridegroom wore a white tuxedo with a white shirt and cream satin vest Best man of Chicago, Illinoi' men were RorY Boston, Witthoft of Drost of Des were Dale and Tyler Crile of bearer. The groomsnen tuxedos with ties and Guestbook Burtran and Chicago. Pianist were Luetta and Shawna A reception Colony Village mony with Ed Gingerich, bridegroom, as Special guest was the mother, Leona The bride is a Sumy State Ukraine. Hr bus graduate of IoWa ty. a cruise to Islands, the English. :,> NEW " = -HOURS Beginning November Mon. - Sat. Noon- 5 Closed Sunda00 yotty's Ice Cream Next To yotty's Hardware Downtown Kalona The Kalona News encourages its readers to submit photos, news items and letters to the editor for possible publication in our newspaper. We reserve the right to edit. News itenm - Please include all pertinent data - names, city of residence, dates, etc., and a description of the event. Photos may be picked up at the Kalona News office unless you include a stamped, self-addressed envelope for their return. Letters to the editor - Please limit letters to 350 words or less. Your name and city or com- munity will be published with your letter to the editor. For verificaton purposes, please include your address and phone number. Letters to the Editor will be accepted via e-mail sub- jeet to verification. The Kalona News 419 B Ave,, PO Box 430, Kalona, IA 52247 Phone: 319-656-2273 Fax: 319-656-2299 NewsE-nmth Sports E-mail: Advertising E-nmH: Publisher's E.mail: Established 1891 (USPS 289.S60) Postmaster: Send address changes to Kalona News, P.O. Box 430, Kalona, Iowa 52247. Official paper for City of Kaiona, Washington County, and Mid-Prairie School District. Entered at the post office at Kalona, Iowa for transmission through the mail as Periodical class matter under the act of congress of August 24, 1912 and as amended by the acts of March 3, 1933 and July 2, 1948. Periodi- cal class postage paid at the Kalona, Iowa Post Office, 302 5th St, Kaiona, IA 52247. Published weekly. Copyright The Kalona News, 2005 All rights reserved. No reprints granted without permision of the publisher. Iowa Newspaper Association National Newspaper Association Kalona Area Chamber of Commerce Washington Chamber of Commerce Advertisinl o Display Advertising- noon,'londay, week of Classified Advertising- 5 p.m., Monday, week The publishers reserve the right to reject any advertising or news matter or Subscription Rates Single copy- $1.00 I year = 52 issues $33.00 per year in Washington, Keokuk, Johnson, and Iowa $40,00 Out-of-state $55.00 in Hawaii or Alaska All subscriptions are nonrefundable, but may be transferred at nay time to an) non-profit group such as a school or hospital, Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. Ronald C. 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