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Velma M. Brcka

Velma M. Brcka, 95, of Iowa City, died Monday, May 25, 2015 at Briarwood Health Care Center in Iowa City.  Funeral mass will be 10 a.m., Friday, May 29, 2015, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Iowa City with the Reverend Steven Witt officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:30-7 p.m., Thursday at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City where a vigil service will take place just prior, at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in Velma’s memory to Regina Foundation or Iowa City Hospice. Online condolences may be sent for her family through our website at http://hosting-3320.tributes.com/obituary/show/Velma-M.-Brcka-102506991

Frederick “Fred” Paul Heston

Frederick “Fred” Paul Heston, 76, of Cape Coral, Florida died Wednesday February 4th, 2015 while at Cape Coral Hope Hospice.  A memorial service celebrating Fred’s life will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, May 30th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City.  Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web @ http://hosting-3320.tributes.com/obituary/show/Frederick-P.-Heston-102182805

Thomas J. Hickey

Thomas J. Hickey, 91, formerly of Bettendorf, and Dubuque, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.  Funeral Mass will be held at 9:00 AM Saturday, May 30, 2015, at the St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Bettendorf, Iowa. Interment will be held at a later date at the Rock Island Arsenal National Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the funeral home on the web @ http://hosting-3320.tributes.com/obituary/show/Thomas-J.-Hickey-102514186

 Steven A. “Steve” Hirt

Steven A. “Steve” Hirt, 69, of Iowa City, died at his home, December 21, 2014.  A graveside memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web at http://hosting-3320.tributes.com/obituary/show/Steven-Steve-A.-Hirt-102491779

Tillie E. Bruell

Tillie E. Bruell, 95, of Iowa City, formerly of Austin, TX, died peacefully at her home Wednesday, May 27, 2015.  No public services will be held. Family committal services will be held in Austin, Texas at a later time. 

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