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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. Type your paragraph here.

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.Type your paragraph here.

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David C. Yanecek
March 9, 1953 - September 12, 2022

David C. Yanecek, 69, of Greenfield (formerly of Fairfax), passed away Monday, September 12, 2022 at UIHC. A Celebration of Life gathering and visitation will be held Sunday, September 18, 2022 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Cedar Rapids, located at 2121 Bowling Street SW. Burial will follow at Czech National Cemetery.    
Dave was born March 9, 1953 in Cedar Rapids, the son of Charles Franklin and Darlene Jeanne (Bartunek) Yanecek. He graduated from Prairie High School in 1971. Following graduation, he went to work at Nissen Trampoline (Universal Gym Equipment). In 2018, Dave retired from the City of Fairfax after over 20 years of service. In addition to his work, Dave was a volunteer firefighter with the Fairfax fire department for more than two decades. He was an avid Civil War reenactor with the 24th Iowa Volunteer Infantry since 1995 known as Pvt. Josiah Muntz. He spent many a weekend under the canvas tents around the campfire.
Dave was known to make friends wherever he went; he looked tough on the outside, but he was a teddy bear inside. The softest spot he had was for his four grandkids, whom he adored, spoiled, and spent as much time with as possible. It was hard to talk to Dave without being shown a picture of his grandkids. Dave loved history, cooking (especially campfire cooking), reenacting, talking, telling (often inappropriate) jokes, boasting about his kids and grandkids, taking the backroads, golfing, and napping almost anywhere.
Dave is survived by his daughter Lindsey (Sean) Fox of Greenfield and their children Emersyn and Jasper, and his son Jacob (Erica) Yanecek of Norwalk and their children Jaden and Logan.
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Dennis Richard Williams (Denny), 71, died suddenly Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at his home in Woodburn, Iowa. Funeral services will be held 11:00am Tuesday January 3, 2023 at the Madrid Iles Funeral Home with burial following at Hull cemetery.

Dennis was born August 2, 1951 to Richard L. Williams and Fern E. (Sander) Williams. He grew up in rural Polk county graduating from Madrid High School in 1970. Following school, he worked at Wheeler Farm Store and in 1972 he started at the Ankeny John Deere Des Moines Works, all while continuing to farm with his dad. Dennis married Vicki (Yates) Williams June 14, 1977 in the Rose Garden at Greenwood Park in Des Moines. To this union three lovely daughters were born, of whom Dennis was so proud. In 1983 he attended Mason City School Of Auctioneering, graduating third in his class after which he started Williams Auction Service and served the Madrid area community. As his girls were growing up he found great joy in coaching youth girls softball for many years. He retired from John Deere in 2002 after 30 years. In 2004 he also retired from 21 years in the auction business. Dennis was a long time resident of Madrid until moving to his current residence in Woodburn, Iowa. In his retirement, he participated in Civil War Reenacting where he was a member of the 3rd Iowa Light Artillery, and the Army of The Southwest Organization which is comprised of both Union and Confederate forces. He would occasionally offer his auction talents for benefit and non-profit organizations. Music always held a special place in his heart and he was both humbled and proud whenever he had the opportunity to see his grandchildren perform. Dennis loved the Lord and was a long-time member of The Church Of Christ attending Madrid, Des Moines and Osceola congregations.

He is survived by his wife, Vicki, three daughters, Denea (Brad) Lawson of Webb, Iowa, Amy (Chris) Schurman of Indianola, Iowa and Nekisha (Seth) Mangas of Fayette, Iowa and 7 grandchildren: Aleena Lawson, Addison Lawson, William Lawson, Jakob Lawson, Emma Schurman, Elizabeth Schurman, and Baby Mangas, his sister Betty (Roger) Lessly of Spearfish, South Dakota, his sister Sonja Anderson of Ankeny, Iowa, 5 sisters in law, 5 brothers in law and many beloved nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Errol Eugene Williams and brother-in-law Ronald Nolan Anderson, father-in-law Charles Ransom Yates, mother-in-law Bernice (Israel) Yates, sister-in-law Sandra Sue (Yates) Kinter, and brother-in-law Daniel H. Moore.
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