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2018 Memorials

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  • Robert Ludwick, age 62, passed away September 20, 2018. Robbie was born January 20, 1956 in Omaha, Neb. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson in 1975 and joined the Marine Corp. On October 12th he married Vickie. 

    Robbie is survived by his wife of 42 years, Vickie; son, Alex; daughter, Wendy Smith (Jake); his precious grandsons, Leven and Novah; and his "fur babies", Mouse and Missy. 

    Celebration of Robbie's life will be Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at 7 p.m., at Riverside Community of Christ, 2828 Ave G, Council Bluffs, with Pastor Tim Arnold. Memorials to Spirit of Courage. 

    Dorothy Jane Scherle, age 93, passed quietly on July 26th, 2018. 

    Preceded in death by parents, Frank and Verne (Capel) Goldapp; husband, former Congressman Wm. J. Scherle; daughter in law, Janet “Muntzie” Scherle. Survived by sons, Wm. D. (Joan) and John Scherle; granddaughters Megan, Mary, Rachel, Elizabeth and Rebecca; grandson W.D.; and nine great grandchildren. 

    She was a strong, independent woman and as a child her pure light hair earned her the nickname “Blondie.” Jane grew up playing in her grandfather’s greenhouses in Co. Bluffs and she was proud of her degrees from the University of Iowa and Baylor University. Jane loved nature, especially her cats and flowers, and enjoyed working with cattle while living on the farm. She had a keen sense of the rhythm of life and loved adventure, was a tireless worker on the campaign trail and was a gracious and welcoming host to thousands of SW Iowa constituents who visited Washington DC each year. A certified medical technician, she continued her love of medicine and healing through volunteer work with the Jennie Edmundson Hospital Foundation, supporting animal humane shelters and adopting any stray cat that may happen to show up at her door. 

    Per her wishes, no funeral service will be held and a memorial to celebrate her life will be held at a later date. Memorials suggested to the Midlands Humane Society of Council Bluffs, or Jennie Edmundson Hospital Foundation. 

    Peace and comfort to those who loved her and mourn her passing.

    Bonna M. Brooks was called home to her heavenly father on July 12, 2018. She was born in Dow City, Iowa on April 24, 1930 to the late Andrew and Ruby (Keairnes) Anderson. Bonna worked for the Council Bluffs Community School District for 23 years and then logged more than nine thousand hours as a volunteer at Jennie Edmundson Hospital. She held membership in the WCA – Women’s Christian Association and Community of Christ Church.

    In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband; grandson, Adam Weed; 2 brothers and 1 sister.

    Bonna is survived by her husband of 60 years, Dick Brooks; children, Deb Lorence (Don); John “Rollie” Weed (Jane), Kim Parker (Terry), Sandy Whittington (Curt); Lori Hiller (Rex); grandchildren, Sarah Barnes (Nolan), Marc Lorence (Lauren), Sean Weed (Karissa), Chris Weed, Brooks Parker (Trisha), Scott Parker (Casey), Todd Parker (Rachel), Emily Little (Michael), Erin Whittington (Jordan), Chad Hiller (Heather), Katie Moran (Shawn); 19 precious great grandchildren; sisters, Wanda Kauffman (Don), Betty Nuzum, Peggy Roberts (Dave); sister-in-law, Peggy Anderson; nieces and nephews.

    Funeral service is 1:00p.m. on Tuesday at the Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home. Visitation will be during the hour prior to the service. Interment is in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Jennie Edmundson Volunteer Services or the Council Bluffs Public Library.

    Lydia Rose Campbell, age 31, a life-long resident of Council Bluffs, passed away June 3, 2018 at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha. 

    Lydia was born January 14, 1987 to Marianne (Gronstal) and Don Campbell. She graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in 2005 and IWCC in 2008. Lydia worked at McDonalds (Mall of the Bluffs) for many years. She enjoyed being a Teen Volunteer at Jennie Edmundson Hospital, donating 864 hours during her high school years. Lydia was currently an employee at Jennie Edmundson. She loved working there along with her “Jennie Edmundson Family”. 

    Lydia was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Phillip D. Gronstal, Glen T. Campbell and Jack Faulkner; grandmothers, Agnes T. Campbell and Doris F. Campbell. 

    She is survived by her parents, Don B. Campbell and Marianne Campbell both of Council Bluffs; siblings, Eimile Campbell of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Bess Campbell, Liam Campbell both of Portland, Oregon; grandmothers, Rosemary Gronstal Faulkner of Council Bluffs, and Shirley Harrison of Sioux Falls, S.D.; many aunts, uncles and cousins.