Happy 93rd Birthday, Ruth Swaner!

Ruth Swaner

Ruth Swaner


We very much enjoyed celebrating Ruth’s 93rd birthday with her. Here she is celebrating with friends, a good sport, as always.

Ruth has been a part of the Iowa City bridge community for many years. She began playing bridge in the 1950′s, and is a Gold Life Master.

Congratulations, Ruth, and many happy returns!

Joyce von Lackum

Joyce von Lackum

Joyce von Lackum


Joyce Kathleen von Lackum, 85, of Cedar Rapids, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at Hallmar Care Center after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Joyce was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church. She was a volunteer at Mercy Hospital and led a senior’s Bible study. She was a member of the Junior League and was their “Playtime Poppy” for many years. She was an avid sportswoman, she enjoyed tennis, golf, skiing, bowling and hiking. She was a Life Master bridge player and enjoyed cooking and baking. She and her husband traveled extensively worldwide throughout their 60-year marriage.

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