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As we approach World War II Remembered we are saddened by the loss of a dear family member. Patricia Schultz will be missed greatly at the farm. She was a board member as well as one of our reenactors.Below is the information on her and the service. While we are looking at having another great event this year it will not be the same without Pat there. Plenty of things to see and a variety of things happening through out each day. We are even planning on having home made root beer on site this year. And lunch on the grounds is Black Dog Kitchen. The have great food and good prices. Make sure and give them a try. So please come out and visit us. Admission is free to all but we encourage donations as we split it with the Easter Iowa Honor Flight and that is also how we keep these events going. 

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Patricia Marie Schultz, 80, died Sunday, July 31, 2022, at her home in Ely, losing a battle with leukemia. Survivors include her husband, Richard; daughter, Sonja (Kevin) Hadenfeldt of Fairfax; grandson, Dylan (Malinda) Hadenfeldt of Cedar Rapids; granddaughter, Teal (Martin) Rounds of Cedar Rapids; two great-grandchildren, Greyson and Sadie Hadenfeldt; brothers, George (Pat) Engel of Kansas City and Edward (Marsha) Engel of Ely; sister, Susan Engel of Ely; sister-in-law, Pam (Al) Gould of Cedar Rapids; brother-in-law, Gerald (Jean) Schultz of Lincoln, Neb., and many cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymer and Pauline Engel; and a son, Eric. Pat was born May 16, 1942, in Cedar Rapids. She graduated from Prairie High School in 1960. Pat married Richard K. Schultz on Dec. 15, 1962. After Sonja and Eric started school Pat worked as a teacher’s aide for a time at Prairie and also at Younkers and Collins Radio. She loved her flower gardens, cats and just about any other small animals. She volunteered for many years at Ushers Ferry Pioneer Village and later at Seminole Valley Farm Museum, where she was known as the kolache lady, baking on the wood stove in the summer kitchen. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, at Cedar Memorial Westside Chapel. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids, by the Rev. T. Groth. Interment will follow at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made Hall Perrine Cancer Research Fund at Mercy Medical Center in her name. Online condolences may be directed to the family at under Obituaries.

​Below is a notice about a dear friend with the 24th Iowa. He passed earlier this year and is greatly missed.     

R. Dean Airy, 88, passed away on April 19, 2022, at the Unity Point Health-St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, surrounded by his loving family.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at the Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 27, at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories, with the Pastor Jim Langley officiating. Internment and military honors will be offered at the Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery-Garden of Serenity.

Dean was born on Aug. 24, 1933, in Derby, Iowa. He was the son of the late John and Beulah (Mundell) Airy. On June 6, 1954, Dean married the love of his life, Jan Porter. Together they had four children. Dean served in the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard, attaining the rank of Brigadier General.

He was employed by Rockwell Collins for many years until his retirement in 1995. Dean was a 50-year member of the Boy Scouts of America. Dean belonged to the American Legion, the Sons of the Civil War and was a Civil War Reenactor with the 24th of Iowa.

Those left to cherish Dean's memory are his children, Lee (Ron) Habrich of Canby, Ore., Nancy (Bob) Benson, of Dublin, Ohio, Dave (Pat) Airy, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Brad (Katie) Airy, of Dublin, Ohio; six grandchildren, Matt, Erin, Megan, Melissa, Chad and Taylor; and eight great-grandchildren; his siblings, Dot (Frank) Stermole, of Golden, Colo., and Joan (Curtis) Patrick, of Henderson, Nev.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jan; his parents; and a granddaughter, Jordyn Airy.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Hawkeye Area Council Boys Scouts of America.

The family would like to thank the entire staff at Unity Point Health-St. Luke's Hospital and especially the hospice team for all the love and support they showed Dean and his family while he was in their care.