Newspaper Guidelines

Gay & Ciha Funeral Home will help all of our families with their Obituary needs, including writing the Obituary with the family. However, we always receive questions about Iowa City Obituary Guidelines. Please review the following information on the Iowa City & Cedar Rapid Newspapers.

Iowa City Press Citizen

  • Deadlines: M-F 3 pm, for Monday edition and holidays, noon

  • Free notice is a very limited death notice, may contain service details in that notice.

  • No Sunday paper

  • $3.50/line, minimum of 10 lines.

  • Online obituaries $30, not optional as a separate item, and are on their website for one year.

  • Contact Number: 800-532-1585

All obituaries need to be submitted through their website’s obituary submission page, and this is something we help all families with if desired.

Cedar Rapids Gazette

  • Deadlines: M-F 4 pm,  for Saturday 3 pm

  • No free notice

  • $.50/word, $35 online.

  • Standard photo fee is $10 b&w / $35 color

  • Enhanced photo fee $25 b&w / $50 color

  • Contact Number: 800-397-8212