Celebrity Obituaries

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Wesley Scott Phillips

December 19, 1977 - May 23, 2016

Wesley Scott Phillips, 38, died at his home in Grinnell on May 23, 2016. A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Grinnell, Iowa at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 28th. Lunch will follow at the church. Wes was born in Grinnell on December 19, 1977 and attended Grinnell Schools, graduating in 1996. He was a National Merit Scholar and went on to study music at the...
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Charles E. Ziegenmeyer

September 4, 1925 - May 23, 2016

Charles E. Ziegenmeyer, 90, of Grinnell, died on Monday, May 23, 2016, at the Mayflower Health Care Center. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 28, 2016, at the Grinnell Christian Church with Rev. Brandon Bradley, pastor of the church and Rev. John Epperson, officiating. Casket Bearers will be his grandchildren, Nicholas, Kristin, Sarah, Jonathan, Joshua, Alida, Jordan,...
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Blake Worth

December 20, 1924 - May 22, 2016

Blake Worth, 91, of Grinnell, died on Sunday, May 22, 2016, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 27, 2016, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. Dick Hutton, pastor of St. Mark Lutheran Church in West Des Moines, officiating. Pianist will be Conner Tipping and Meredith Tipper will be the flutist. Casket Bearers will be Meredith...
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Terry L. Needham

October 29, 1951 - May 21, 2016

Terry L. Needham, age 64, of Grinnell and formerly of Newton, died on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at his home in Grinnell with his family by his side. A funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at the Heart of Worship in Lynnville with Pastor Tom Pool officiating. Interment will be at Woodland Cemetery in Lynnville. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m...
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Nora Lee Wilkinson Lott

April 20, 1929 - May 20, 2016

Nora Lee Lott, 87, of West Des Moines and formerly of Grinnell died May 20, 2016, at the Kavanagh House in Des Moines. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 25th at the Epworth United Methodist Church in Des Moines. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery in Des Moines. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Smith Funeral Home with...
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Zinia Phillips

November 11, 1939 - May 18, 2016

Zinia M. Phillips, 76, of Grinnell, died on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Brooklyn Community Estates. A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 23, 2016 at the Church of Latter Day Saints in Newton. Burial will be in Westfield Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Zinia M. Phillips Memorial Fund and sent in care of the Smith Funeral Home, P.O. Box 368, Grinnell, Iowa 50112...
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Lois M. Cadden

February 15, 1926 - May 17, 2016

Lois Cadden, 90, of Grinnell, died on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. Philip Ryan officiating. Pianist will be Marilyn Kriegel and vocalist will be Rhonda Minner. Casket Bearers will be David Cadden, Matthew Cadden, Allison Cadden, Nicole Brodersen, Ryan Brodersen,...
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Eugene W. Campbell

December 21, 1927 - May 16, 2016

Eugene W. Campbell, 88 of Grinnell, died May 16, 2016, at his home. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. John Epperson officiating. Pallbearers will be Jayden Brown, Todd, Jason, Jarred, Lilly and Bruce Campbell, Teagan Crady and Kevin "Bodie" King. Honorary bearers will be Jerry Baltisberger, Ron Heishman, Vern Jarvela...
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Arthur J. Picard

July 15, 1929 - May 14, 2016

Arthur J. Picard, age 86, of Grinnell died on Saturday morning, May 14, 2016, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center with his family by his side. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Grinnell with Fr. Ron Hodges presiding. Visitation will be held one hour prior to his service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial...
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Larry Cooper

June 24, 1937 - May 11, 2016

Larry R. Cooper, 78, of Grinnell, died on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at the Mayflower Health Care Center in Grinnell. A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 20, 2016, at the United Methodist Church in Grinnell with Rev. David Crow, pastor of the church, officiating. Marvin Foss will be the eulogist. Inurnment will be at a later date at the Hickory Grove Cemetery near Newburg. ...
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Richard L Jacoby

April 17, 1938 - May 7, 2016

Richard L. Jacoby, age 78, of Victor, Iowa died May 7, 2016, at the Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha, Iowa. Richard had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's and had lived at Winsor Manor in Grinnell and the Hiawatha Care Center. Visitation will be Sunday, May 15, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with the family present at 4:00 p.m., at Smith Funeral Home in Victor,...
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Maria Lynn Bailey

June 9, 1959 - April 28, 2016

Maria Lynn Bailey, 56, of Grinnell, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016, after a long battle with breast cancer. A celebration of life will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 11, 2016, in the Carmen Center of the Mayflower Community, 600 Park Street in Grinnell, with Pastor John Epperson officiating. Visitation will held one hour prior to Lynn's service. Following the service, a reception...
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Dorothy Harriett Berry

November 11, 1928 - April 20, 2016

Dorothy H. Berry, 87, of Malcom died April 20, 2016, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 25, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Pastor Brian Chitwood of the Madison Church of Christ, near Brooklyn, officiating. Pallbearers will be Brad DeLong, Tim Brown, Scott Shook, Kurt Berry, Kole Berry, Brian DeLong, Tony Lang, Randall...
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Linda J. Breiting

May 19, 1950 - April 20, 2016

Linda Jane Breiting, 65, of Malcom died April 20, 2016, at her home. No services are planned. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Linda J. Breiting Memorial Fund. Linda was born May 19, 1950, in Grinnell, the daughter of Melvin and Norma Gable Steffen. She was raised in the Malcom area and was a graduate of BGM High School. On December 13, 1974, she was united in marriage...
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Warren Ermol Faulkner

May 16, 1937 - April 18, 2016

Warren Ermol Faulkner, 78, left us on April 18, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa. Warren was born May 16, 1937 in Independence, Iowa to Ermol and Gladys Faulkner. He spent his childhood in Dubuque, and his family later moved to Newton where he graduated from Newton High School in 1955. He joined the United States Navy right out of high school and spent 22 years as a Seabee. Warren earned two ...
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Victor S. Verrette

November 16, 1931 - April 18, 2016

Victor S. Verrette, 84, of Grinnell, died on Monday, April 18, 2016, at the Mayflower Community Health Care Center in Grinnell. A celebration of his life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 21, 2016, in the Carman Center of the Mayflower Community, 600 Park Street in Grinnell with Pastor Wendy Abrahamson officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Memorials...
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Forrest Michael Duncan

March 12, 1977 - April 16, 2016

Mike Duncan, 39, of Grinnell, died on Saturday, April 16, 2016, of injuries he received in a train/pedestrian accident in Grinnell. A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 23, 2016, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. John Epperson officiating. A gathering with the family will be held at the Eagles Lodge in Grinnell following the memorial service. Memorials...
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Opal M. Barns

February 9, 1923 - April 13, 2016

Opal M. Barns, age 93, of Grinnell, died on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at the Mayflower Community Health Care Center. A celebration of her life will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 16, 2016, in the Carman Center of the Mayflower Community in Grinnell with Pastor Len Eberhart officiating. Interment will be at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell. Visitation will be held one hour prior to...
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Bonnie J. Grunhaupt

May 23, 1925 - April 11, 2016

Bonnie J. Grunhaupt, 90, of Brooklyn and formerly of Grinnell, died on Monday, April 11, 2016, at the Brooklyn Estates in Brooklyn. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with burial at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell. Friends may call at the Smith Funeral Home beginning 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday and the family will be present at the funeral...
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Neil Weyrauch

September 10, 1953 - April 10, 2016

Neil L. Weyrauch, 62, of Newton and formerly of Grinnell, died on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at Newton Health Care Center. A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Hazelwood Cemetery in the Lakeview Section. Memorials may be directed to the Neil Weyrauch Memorial Fund and sent in care of the Smith Funeral Home, PO Box 368, Grinnell, Iowa 50112.
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John Edward Ditzler

July 27, 1939 - April 10, 2016

John E. Ditzler, 76, of Brooklyn, died April 10, 2016, at Brooklyn Community Estates. No services are planned. Memorial contributions may be directed to the John E. Ditzler Memorial Fund. John was born July 27, 1939, in Grinnell the son of John H. and Mabel Bloom Ditzler. He was raised in Grinnell and was a 1957 graduate of Grinnell High School. On December 19, 1959, he was united in...
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Robert "Bob" Winchell

February 11, 1960 - April 8, 2016

Robert E. "Bob" Winchell, 56, of Grinnell, Iowa, died on Friday, April 8, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Pastor Walt Claussen and Pastor John Claussen officiating. Military Honors were presented by the Iowa Army National Guard. Honorary Bearers will be Kellee...
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Miles W. Phipps

May 14, 1958 - April 6, 2016

Miles W. Phipps, 57, of Grinnell, died on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at Grinnell Health Care Center. A celebration gathering will be from 12 noon to 2 p.m., Thursday, April 14, 2016 at the Station Clubhouse, 729 Pearl Street in Grinnell. Memorials may be directed to the Miles W. Phipps Memorial Fund and sent in care of the Smith Funeral Home, PO Box 368, Grinnell, Iowa 50112. Miles was...
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Daniel Ray Henely

June 3, 1939 - April 5, 2016

Daniel "Ray" Henely, 76, of Grinnell died April 5, 2016, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A memorial mass will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 16th, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ayrshire, Iowa with the Rev. Currans, pastor of the church, officiating. Pianist will be Suzanne Rouse and soloist will be Howard Hilde. A private burial will be held at a later date at the Ayrshire...
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Sheryl Smith

May 4, 1943 - April 2, 2016

Sheryl L. Smith, age 72, of Malcom, died on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A celebration of her life will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 7, 2016, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Pastor John Epperson officiating. Pallbearers are Billy Joe Smith, Dwayne Smith, Jimmy Smith, Jerry Smith, Phillip Smith, and Don McDowell. Honorary bearers are Earl ...
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Nick Ryan

April 8, 1933 - April 1, 2016

David Nicholas "Nick" Ryan, 82, of Grinnell, died on Friday, April 1, 2016, at University Hospitals in Iowa City. A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held 10:00 a.m., on Saturday, June 25, 2016, at Herrick Chapel on the Grinnell College Campus. Burial will be in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Memorials may be made to the Nick Ryan Scholarship Fund at Grinnell College, 733 Broad...
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James D. Reed

May 24, 1957 - March 31, 2016

James D. Reed, 58, of Montezuma, Iowa, died on Thursday, March 31, 2016, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
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Daniel E. Burch

February 5, 1968 - March 31, 2016

Daniel E. Burch, 48, of Grinnell, Iowa, died on Thursday, March 31, 2016, at his home. A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 8, 2016, at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell with the Smith Funeral Home of Grinnell in charge of arrangements. Should friends desire, memorials may be directed to the Daniel Burch Memorial Fund and sent in care of the Smith Funeral Home, P.O. Box...
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Marvel June Paul

August 22, 1924 - March 25, 2016

Marvel J. Paul, 91, of Grinnell and formerly of Gilman died March 25, 2016, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A graveside service and burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 31, at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Marshalltown with the Rev. Brian Chitwood, pastor of the Madison Church of Christ, near Brooklyn, officiating. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Marvel...
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Lora M. Graham

February 10, 1959 - March 16, 2016

Lora Marie (Johnson) Graham, 57, of Grinnell, Iowa died on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, as a result of a stroke suffered on Saturday, March 12th. She passed at the University of Iowa Hospitals, where family surrounded her. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 19, 2016, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Pastor Brian Chitwood (Madison Church of Christ) officiating. ...
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Bonnie Peiffer

May 10, 1925 - March 12, 2016

Bonnie J. Peiffer, 90, of Grinnell, died on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. The family will be present at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 21, 2016. A private family graveside service will be at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell with Rev. David Crow, pastor of the Grinnell United Methodist Church, officiating. ...
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Edwin W. Jensen

October 8, 1931 - March 10, 2016

Edwin W. Jensen, 84, of Grinnell, died on Thursday, March 10, 2016, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. A memorial gathering will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2016, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell. Should friends desire, memorials may be directed to PALS and sent in care of the Smith Funeral Home, P.O. Box 368, Grinnell, Iowa 50112. Edwin was born on...
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Erma Ruth DePauw

July 13, 1927 - March 7, 2016

Erma R. DePauw, 88, of Grinnell, died March 7, 2016, at her home in the Mayflower Community. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 11 at Madison Church of Christ, northwest of Brooklyn with Rev. John Epperson, Brian Chitwood and Dennis Smith officiating. Organist will be Jan Read. Pallbearers will be her 19 grandchildren and Honorary Bearers will be her 28 great...
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Ruth Huedepohl

October 29, 1928 - March 7, 2016

Ruth M. Huedepohl, 87, of Brooklyn, IA Iowa, died on Monday, March 7, 2016, at the Brooklyn Community Estates. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 11, 2016, at St. James Lutheran Church in Victor with Rev. Michael Kolesar, pastor of St. James Lutheran Church and Rev. Dr. Wilfred Karsten officiating. Organist will be Pam Cronbaugh. Casket Bearers will be Dwight Huedepohl,...
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Norma Spooner

August 23, 1922 - February 29, 2016

Norma J. Spooner, 93, of Grinnell, died on Monday, February 29, 2016, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 5, 2016, at the United Methodist Church in Grinnell with Rev. Len Eberhart officiating. Organist will be Juli Bey. Casket Bearers will be Nathan Ahrens, Joel Ahrens, Christopher Wray, Philip Carlisle, Paige Carlisle, Molly Wray...
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Deane A. Casey

December 19, 1927 - February 29, 2016

Deane Casey, 88, of Malcom, died February 29, 2016, at Windsor Manor in Grinnell. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 4, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with John Epperson officiating. Pallbearers will be Eric and Kari Dyjak, Shauna and Bryan Grewe, Kayla Casey and Micah Casey. Burial will be in Ivy Hill Cemetery in Malcom. Visitation with the family present...
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James Fyfe

October 31, 1924 - February 29, 2016

James Fyfe, 91, of Grinnell, died on Monday, February 29, 2016 at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A celebration of his life will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the Carman Center of the Mayflower Community. Interment will be at Westfield Cemetery, south of Grinnell. The family will be present one hour prior to his service on Saturday at the Carman Center. Memorials may...
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Charles Reeves

March 5, 1936 - February 20, 2016

Charles Reeves, age 79, of Grinnell, died on Saturday, February 20, 2016, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. A celebration of his life with military honors will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 5, 2016, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Pastor Jim Dotson officiating. Interment will be at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell. A reception will be held at the St. Francis Manor Social...
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Dorothy R. Plum

October 25, 1924 - February 20, 2016

Dorothy R. Plum, age 91, of Cedar Rapids and formerly of Grinnell, died on Saturday, February 20, 2016, at Northbrook Manor Care Facility in Cedar Rapids. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 26, 2016, at Trinity Lutheran Church northeast of Grinnell with Pastor Catherine Burroughs officiating. Pallbearers are John Smith, Bill Smith, Mike Hotchkin, Bret Crowl, Carol...
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Henry Hovenga

September 8, 1970 - February 18, 2016

Henry Hovenga, age 45, of Grinnell, died on Thursday, February 18, 2016, at his home with his family by his side. A funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 20, 2016, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. Kathryn Roys (St. John's Lutheran Church) and Rev Cameron Barr (Grinnell United Church of Christ – Congregational) officiating. Pallbearers are Diane Hovenga...
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Diane Ehler

March 17, 1948 - February 16, 2016

Diane K. Ehler, 67, of rural Kellogg, died on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m., Monday, February 22, 2016, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Brian Kleinschrodt of the Kellogg Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in the Newton Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell...
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Susanne Mallard Graham

May 18, 1924 - February 11, 2016

Susanne Mallard Graham, 91, died peacefully on Thursday, February 11, 2016. She was at home in Grinnell, surrounded by her loving family. Sue was born on May 18, 1924, in Sumter, South Carolina to James and Annie Mallard. She grew up in Sumter and graduated from Edmunds High School and earned her BA from University of South Carolina in Columbia. Sue married Benjamin F. Graham, Jr. on...
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Eugene Fenske

May 16, 1933 - February 10, 2016

Eugene Fenske, 82, of Grinnell, died on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, at his home, surrounded by his family. A celebration of his life will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Grinnell, with Rev. Dr. Dondrea Walker, Sr. officiating. Pallbearers will be Denny Clark, Nick Clark, Tim Bartlett, Dean McDonald, Kelly Willett and Jim King. Interment will be held...
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Arthur L. Smith

July 12, 1926 - February 10, 2016

Arthur L. Smith, age 89, of Grinnell, died on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A celebration of his life will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 13, 2016, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Pastor John Epperson officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to his service. Pallbearers are Larry Manning, Norman Schroeder, Don Beck, Howard...
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Rita Penne

December 5, 1922 - February 9, 2016

Rita Catherine Penne, 93, of Grinnell died February 9, 2016, at the Mayflower Community Health Care Center. Funeral services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Monday, February 15th, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. Ron Hodges, pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Grinnell, officiating. Pallbearers will be John K. DeMeulenaere, Arthur Furnia, Erin Lyons, Pete Moothart, Tim Moothart...
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Warren C. Louden

August 24, 1921 - February 6, 2016

Warren C. Louden, age 94, of Grinnell, died on Friday, February 6, 2016, at the Mayflower Community Health Care Center in Grinnell. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials in his name may be designated to Grinnell Regional Hospice and mailed in care of the Smith Funeral Home, PO Box 368, Grinnell, Iowa 50112. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family...
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Scott Allen

December 12, 1967 - February 3, 2016

Scott Allen, 48, of Toledo, died on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at University Hospitals in Iowa City. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at Oakland Acres Club House. Memorials may be directed to the Scott Allen Memorial Fund and sent in care of the Smith Funeral Home, P.O. Box 368, Grinnell, Iowa 50112. Scott was born...
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Thelma E. Hadley

April 24, 1920 - February 2, 2016

Thelma E. Hadley, age 95, of The Woodlands, Texas and formerly of Grinnell, died on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at Brookdale of The Woodlands, Texas. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 8, 2016, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Pastor Todd Follette, Grinnell Friends Church, officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service. Interment...
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Doyle Weaver

August 24, 1921 - January 30, 2016

Doyle Weaver, 94, of rural Newburg, died January 30, 2016, at his home. Funeral services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 6th, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Pastor Walt Claussen officiating. Organist will be Jean Carnahan. Pallbearers will be Doyl Altemeier, Bart Anderson, Gary Halverson, Ron Hendrickson, Bill Mason, Jeremy McIlrath, Stan McIlrath, David Weaver and...
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Don Lender

August 5, 1959 - January 29, 2016

Don Lender, 56, of Grinnell died January 29, 2016, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 2, at the Grinnell High School Gymnasium with Pastor Brian Chitwood, Madison Church of Christ and Pastor Todd Follette, Grinnell Friends Church, officiating. Pallbearers will be J. D. Barns, Steve Bernemann, Shawn Edelen, Chris Estelle, Doug...
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David A. Ashburn

January 11, 1964 - January 25, 2016

David Ashburn, 52, of Malcom, died on Monday, January 25, 2016, of injuries that he received in an automobile accident in rural Tama County, Iowa. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2016, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell. Memorials may be directed to the David Ashburn Memorial Fund and sent in care of the Smith Funeral Home in...
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Dennis M. Vogt

October 7, 1950 - January 22, 2016

Dennis M. Vogt, age 65, of Grinnell, died on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at his home north of Grinnell. A private family service will be held at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to the Dennis M. Vogt Memorial Fund to benefit the Children's Miracle Network and Pheasants Forever. Memorials can be mailed to the Smith Funeral Home, PO Box 368...
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Jeff H. Rutherford

July 9, 1954 - January 22, 2016

Jeff H. Rutherford, 61, of Grinnell, Iowa, died suddenly on Friday, January 22, 2016, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. No services are planned at this time.
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Joyce M. Cooling

September 17, 1934 - January 22, 2016

Joyce Cooling, 81, of Victor, died on Friday, January 22, 2016, at the University Hospitals in Iowa City. A Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at the United Methodist Church in Victor with Pastor Jim Davis officiating. Organist will be Fred Stiefel. Casket Bearers will be Shawn Welsh, Heath Welsh, Chris Willett, Wes Cooling, Phillip Cooling, Jade Cooling,...
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Doris E. Lowry

October 11, 1925 - January 21, 2016

Doris E. Lowry, 90, of Grinnell died January 21, 2016, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 26, at the Grinnell United Methodist Church with Pastor David Crow officiating. Organist will be William Tinker and vocalist will be Jessica McLaughlin. Pallbearers will be Jennifer Berger, Brian, Jason and Brent Lowry, Megan Madden, and Nate,...
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Charlotte Boyett Compo

June 20, 1948 - January 20, 2016

Charlotte "Charlee" Compo, 68, of Rock Creek Lake near Grinnell, died on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at Iowa River Hospice in Marshalltown surrounded by her family. A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 22, 2016, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Grinnell with Rev. Ron Hodges, pastor of the church, officiating. A gathering will be held following the service in the hall...
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Darlene F. Anderson

March 24, 1935 - January 19, 2016

Darlene F. Anderson, age 80, of Grinnell, died on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. A celebration of her life will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, January 25, 2016, at the United Methodist Church in Grinnell with Rev. Dave Crow officiating. Pallbearers are Verne Jarvela, Larry Manning, Joel Kelling, Frank Fowler, Tom Simpson, Dale Selix, and Lowell Bunger. Interment...
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Dennis W. Haas

December 23, 1934 - January 18, 2016

The Reverend Dennis Wayne Haas, Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies and former Chaplain at Grinnell College, died peacefully surrounded by family on January 18, 2016 at the age of 81. One of the college's most beloved teachers, his areas of interest and expertise included the Hebrew Bible and Christian Scriptures. Faculty and students knew him as a generous, thoughtful, compassionate man...
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Betty J. Collum

October 1, 1926 - January 18, 2016

Betty Jo Collum, age 89, of Grinnell, died on Monday, January 18, 2016, at the Mayflower Community Health Care Center in Grinnell. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, January 22, 2016, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Fr. Ron Hodges, pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Grinnell, officiating. Pallbearers are Nathan, Caleb and Jacob Brown, Joey Gallagher, Mike Jones...
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Robert James Foster

June 22, 1951 - January 16, 2016

Robert James Foster, 64, of Tama, died January 16, 2016, at his home of natural causes. There will be no service. A private family burial will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery in Tama. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Robert James Foster Memorial Fund. Robert was born June 22, 1951, in Grinnell, the son of Charles Robert and Peggy Joyce Emery Foster. He was raised in the...
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Robert Baerg

October 22, 1949 - January 11, 2016

Robert Baerg, age 66, of Williamsburg, died on Monday, January 11, 2016, at his home near Williamsburg. A celebration of his life will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, January 15, 2016, at the Victor Baptist Church with Pastor Dan Andrews officiating. The visitation will be held prior to his service on Friday at the church, beginning at 9:30 a.m. A private family inurnment will be at the Delft...
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Harold L. Schmidt

November 9, 1931 - January 11, 2016

Harold L. Schmidt, 84, of Grinnell, died on Monday, January 11, 2016, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, January 14, 2016, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. Ron Hodges, pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church, officiating. Casket Bearers will be his grandchildren, Jesse Schmidt, Cherie Schmidt, Chad Schmidt, Lindsey Eakins,...
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Chet Haines

May 19, 1963 - January 9, 2016

Chet A. Haines, 52, of Powers, Michigan, died on Saturday, January 9, 2016, at his home. A graveside service will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 30, 2016, at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell. Chet was the son of William and Luvica Belcher Haines and was born on May 19, 1963, in Grinnell, Iowa. He attended public schools in Grinnell and Oronogo, Missouri. Following his education, he...
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David B. Stanley

January 7, 1953 - January 9, 2016

David B. Stanley, 63, of Cedar Rapids and formally of Victor, passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa A memorial gathering in celebration of his life will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m., Saturday, January 23, 2016, at the Smith Funeral Home in Victor. Inurnment will be at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the David Stanley...
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Paula (French) Locker

May 25, 1967 - January 5, 2016

Paula J. Locker, age 48, of Grinnell, died on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, January 11, 2016, at the Grinnell Christian Church with Pastor John Epperson officiating. Casket bearers are Ken and Cindy McMains, Tracy Sadler, Laurie Krammer, Dave Krumm and Sheila Graham. Interment will be at Hazelwood Cemetery...
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Erma Moore Curry

August 23, 1933 - January 5, 2016

Erma L. Curry, 82, of Grinnell, died on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, at Grinnell Health Care Center. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 9, 2016, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. John Epperson officiating. Casket Bearers will be Joe Failor, Tina Failor, Brett Huth, Ronald Huth, Randy Ives and Justin Montgomery. Interment will be at Hazelwood Cemetery in...
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Gladys Weber

August 4, 1921 - December 28, 2015

Gladys J. Weber, age 94, of Grinnell, died on Monday, December 28, 2015, at the Mayflower Community Health Care Center in Grinnell. A celebration of her life will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 31, 2015, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Pastor Kathryn Roys officiating. Interment will be at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell. Visitation will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday...
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Harold "Dick" Paul

June 15, 1944 - December 25, 2015

Harold "Dick" Paul, 71, of Grinnell and formerly of Gilman, died on Friday, December 25, 2015, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A family celebration of his life will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., on Saturday, January 2, 2016, at the Shana Quiros home, 826 Reed Street, Grinnell, Iowa. Should friends desire, memorials may be directed to the Harold R. Paul Memorial Fund and sent in...
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Della C. Welsh

November 28, 1918 - December 24, 2015

Della Welsh, age 97, of Grinnell and formerly of Victor, died on Thursday, December 24, 2015, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. Mass of the Resurrection will be held 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 29, 2015, at St. Bridget Catholic Church in Victor with Fr. Brian Shepley presiding. Pallbearers are David DeNeve, Corey Starry, Caleb Knight, Grant Beyer, Jon Swails, Brendon Cable, Brett DeNeve,...
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James Joseph Harris

June 20, 1970 - December 22, 2015

James J. Harris, 45, of rural Tama, died on Tuesday, December 22, 2015, of injuries that he received in an automobile accident near Grinnell. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 30, 2015, at the United Methodist Church in Grinnell with Rev. David Crow and Rev. Del Dawes officiating. Organist will be Julie Bey. A reception will be held be held in the church hall...
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Melissa (Criswell) Wickwire

May 20, 1979 - December 21, 2015

Melissa (Criswell) Wickwire, age 36, of Grinnell, died on Monday, December 21, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center – West Lakes in West Des Moines, Iowa. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, December 28, 2015, at the Grinnell Christian Church with pastor John Epperson officiating. Pallbearers are Charlie Criswell, Cindy Strobel, Tyler Graham, Tim McAtee, Jr., Seth McAtee, and Nick...
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Gaylord E. Gary

August 23, 1920 - December 20, 2015

Gaylord E. Gary, 95, of Waukee, Iowa and formerly of Grinnell, died on Sunday, December 20, 2015, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 28, 2015, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell. Interment will be at the Maple Grove Cemetery near Montour, Iowa. The family will be present at the Smith Funeral Home one hour prior...
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Marsha Lee Atkinson

January 12, 1948 - December 18, 2015

Marsha Lee Atkinson, 67, of Grinnell died December 18, 2015, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A family graveside service and burial will be held at a later date at the Park Hill Cemetery in Bloomington, Illinois. Memorial contributions may be directed to PALS (Poweshiek County Animal League Shelter), P.O. Box 123, Grinnell, Iowa 50112. Marsha was born January 12, 1948, in Chicago,...
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Steven Craig Roop

March 7, 1953 - December 17, 2015

Steven C. Roop, 62, of Grinnell died December 17, 2015, at his home. A Celebration of Life service and gathering will be held from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, January 2, 2016, at the Mayflower Community Carman Center with a prayer service held at 12:45. Burial with military honors will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 2nd, at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell. Memorial...
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Ronald Crawford

April 23, 1960 - December 17, 2015

Ronald L. Crawford, age 55, of Grinnell and formerly of Marshalltown, died on Thursday, December 17, 2015, at Grinnell Health Care Center. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date at Rose Hill Cemetery near Garwin, Iowa.
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Barbara Ann (Duncan) Huggins

March 22, 1956 - December 10, 2015

Barbara Ann Huggins, 59, of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, died on Thursday, December 10, 2015, at the home of her mother in Grinnell, Iowa. A private family service will be held on Monday, December 14, 2015, at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell with Rev. John Epperson officiating. Should friends desire, memorials may be directed to Grinnell Regional Hospice and sent in care of the Smith Funeral Home...
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Martha Jane Vogt

September 9, 1914 - December 4, 2015

Martha J. Vogt, 101, of Marion and formerly of Grinnell died December 4, 2015, at Bickford Cottage in Marion. A graveside service and burial at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell will be held next summer with Pastor Dave Crow, Grinnell United Methodist Church, officiating. Memorial contributions may be directed to Grinnell United Methodist Church or the Mayflower Community Human Needs Fund in...
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Helen W. Wiese

August 25, 1928 - December 4, 2015

Helen Wiese, age 87, of Grinnell, died on Friday, December 4, 2015, at the Mayflower Community Health Care Center in Grinnell. A private family service will be held at a later date. Interment will be at Westfield Cemetery south of Grinnell. Memorial contributions may be designated to the Drake Community Library, mailed in care of the Smith Funeral Home, PO Box 368, Grinnell, Iowa 50112. ...
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Sandra Kay Gregory

July 1, 1940 - December 2, 2015

Sandra Kay (Kaisand) Gregory, 75, of Omaha, Nebraska and formerly of Newburg, Iowa died December 2, 2015 at her home. Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 12, at the Newburg-Chester Congregational Church, 15212 Newcomer Avenue, Newburg, with Rev. John Epperson officiating. Burial will be in Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell, Iowa. Visitation with the family present...
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Jack Dale Marcum

July 13, 1933 - November 30, 2015

Jack Dale Marcum, son of Isaac Harvey and Bertha Ruth (Jones) Marcum, was born on Thursday, July 13, 1933 in Grinnell, Iowa and took his last breath upon this earth, Monday, November 30, 2015 in his house, following an intense, but brief struggle with acute leukemia. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 4, at the Grinnell Christian Church with his son, Mr. Scott...
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Margaret Robbins Olson

January 13, 1924 - November 27, 2015

Margaret A. Olson, 91, of the Mayflower Community in Grinnell, Iowa died on Friday, November 27, 2015, in the Mayflower Health Care Center. A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 13, 2016, in the Carman Center of the Mayflower Community with Rev. Christine Tinker officiating. Interment will be at a later date at Our Silent City Cemetery near Kellogg, Iowa. The Smith...
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Helen Larson

February 7, 1941 - November 26, 2015

Helen I. Larson, 74, of Iowa City, died on Thursday, November 26, 2015, at University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. A funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 2, 2015, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with the Rev. John Epperson officiating. Casket Bearers will be Alicia Nelson, Hezekiah Cross, Samuel Nelson, Joshua Nelson, Jacob Kriegel, Logan Kintz and Joseph Pettit....
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James R. Wisecarver

March 15, 1933 - November 26, 2015

James R. Wisecarver, age 82, of Grinnell and formerly of Malcom, died on Thursday, November 26, 2015, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. A celebration of life service with military honors will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Pastor John Epperson officiating. A private family interment will be held at Ivy Hill Cemetery in...
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Janet A. Arduser

November 22, 2015

Janet A. Arduser, 70, of Ladora, passed away on November 22, 2015, at the Rose Haven Care Center in Marengo. Services will be held at a later date. The Smith Funeral Home of Victor is handling arrangements. Memorials may be directed to the Janet Arduser Memorial Fund and sent to: Janet Arduser Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 116, Ladora, Iowa 52251. Janet was born on August 31, 1945, to...
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Marcus D. Hudson

January 7, 1947 - November 16, 2015

Marcus D. Hudson passed away the evening of November 16, 2015 at the Mayflower Health Center. He was surrounded by family throughout his courageous journey of his illness. Marc was born in Knoxville, Iowa, and spent his youthful years in Centerville...he knew every gravel road in the county and then some, having long standing friendships that comforted him and brought him laughter during...
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Richard Coleman Fyffe

June 15, 1956 - November 5, 2015

Richard Fyffe, 59, of Grinnell, died on Thursday, November 5, 2015, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A celebration of life memorial service will be held 1:30 p.m., Sunday, November 15, 2015 at the CERA Prairie Site of Grinnell College, southwest of Grinnell. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the ALS Association, Iowa Chapter, 3636 Westown Pkwy, Suite 204, West Des Moines,...
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Larry R. Goodrich

August 3, 1942 - November 5, 2015

Larry Goodrich, age 73, of Gravois Mills, Missouri and formerly of Grinnell, died on Thursday, November 5, 2015, at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital in St. Peters, Missouri. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, November 9, 2015, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. Orlan Mitchell officiating. Interment with military honors will be at Ivy Hill Cemetery in Malcom. ...
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Martin D. Wright

November 12, 1946 - October 28, 2015

Martin D. Wright, 68, of Grinnell, died on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, November 3, 2015, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. David Crow, pastor of the Grinnell United Methodist Church and Rev. Jack Mithelman, officiating. Casket Bearers will be Tracy Jensen, Jerry Lang, Ray Lang, Jim Lucas, Jack...
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Margaret J. Sears

August 21, 1922 - October 24, 2015

Margaret Farnham Sears, 93, of Grinnell and formerly of Traer, died on October 24, 2015, in her home with her family around her. A celebration of her life will be held 10:30, Tuesday, October 27, 2015, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Susan Sanning officiating. Interment will be at Chester Cemetery north of Grinnell. Following the interment, a reception will be held in the Carman...
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Virgil Scott

May 4, 1937 - October 21, 2015

Virgil L. Scott, age 78, of Grinnell, died on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, at his home. A celebration of his life will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 26, 2015, at the United Methodist Church in Grinnell. Visitation will be held one hour prior to his service at the church. Following the service, a reception will be held at the church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be...
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Duane "Dewey" Meyer

October 14, 1930 - October 19, 2015

The Most Rev. Dr. Duane Arthur "Dewey" Meyer, 85, of Grinnell, died on Monday, October 19, 2015, at the Grinnell Regional Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be directed to the Dewey Meyer Memorial Fund. Dewey wanted a party – not a formal service. Please join us for a party and celebration for Dewey's life 3:00 p.m., Saturday, October 24, 2015, at their home, 1110 – 1st...
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Kyle W. Moore

June 4, 1997 - October 18, 2015

Kyle Moore, age 18, of Grinnell died on Sunday, October 18, 2015, at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines. A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 23, 2015, at the Grinnell Christian Church. Pallbearers will be Seth Poush, Gabe Osborne, Michael Reaves, Austin Sisson, Deonte Staggers, Kaden Moore, Julio Sanchez, and Arijan Limani. Honorary pallbearers are Jim Dunne, Marcus...
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Kathryn "Katy" Ann Popenhagen

April 25, 1935 - October 16, 2015

Kathryn Ann (Guinan) "Katy" Popenhagen, 80, of Grinnell, passed away on Friday, October 16, 2015, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. A funeral mass has been scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 26th at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Grinnell with Rev. Ron Hodges of St. Mary's and Rev. Phil Ryan, retired, of Brooklyn officiating. Organist will be Marilyn Kriegel accompanied by the St. Mary...
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Anna Mae Wack

February 24, 1918 - October 15, 2015

Anna Mae Wack, 97, of Grinnell died October 15, 2015, at Windsor Manor in Grinnell. A funeral mass is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 23rd, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Grinnell with the Rev. Ron Hodges officiating. Marilyn Kriegel will be the organist accompany by the St. Mary's Choir. Milton Severe will be a soloist. Pallbearers will be Larry Cooper, Katherine Jensen, Bill...
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Bill Windsor

February 6, 1940 - October 15, 2015

William (Bill) Howard Windsor, 75, passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2015. He was born on February 6, 1940 in Humeston, IA to Howard and Mona (Jones) Windsor. Bill grew up in Humeston, IA. The family moved to Grinnell in1955 where he graduated from Grinnell High School in 1957. After high school, he went to work for Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell, while working there he took classes at...
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Enid Sampson Crandon

February 8, 1928 - October 14, 2015

Enid L. Crandon, 87, of Grinnell and formerly of Gilman, died on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, at the Mayflower Community Health Care Center. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, October 19, 2015, in the Carman Center of the Mayflower Community with Rev. Judy Brandon, pastor of the Gilman Community-United Church of Christ, officiating. Pianist will be Dr. William Tinker. Casket...
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Martha Anderson Hall

June 14, 1930 - October 13, 2015

Martha Anderson Hall, 85, of Knoxville and formerly of Grinnell, died on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at Manor Care Health Center in West Des Moines. A memorial gathering with the family will be from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 18, 2015, at Manor Care Health Center, 5010 Grand Ridge Drive, West Des Moines. Burial will be at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell at a later date. Memorials...
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John Luecht

May 20, 1932 - October 13, 2015

John Junior Luecht, 83, of Malcom, died on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at his home surrounded by family following a brief illness. A funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m., Friday, October 16, 2015, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Friday at the Smith Funeral Home and the family will greet friends from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. Interment with...
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Jean Elizabeth Septer

July 8, 1925 - October 10, 2015

Jean E. Septer, 90, of Pleasant Hill and formerly of Grinnell died Sunday, October 11, 2015, at Courtyard Estates in Pleasant Hill. Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 16th at the Lynnville Friends Church with Rev. Doug Smiley officiating. Pianist will be Eileen Smiley. Pallbearers will be Elizabeth, James and Matthew Devig and Aaron, Alex and John Glann. Burial will...
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Uon In

August 6, 1948 - October 8, 2015

Uon In, 67, of Grinnell, died on Thursday, October 8, 2015, at his home. A celebration of his life will be held 9:30 a.m., Saturday, October 17, 2015, at Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell. Burial will follow in Hazelwood Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorials may be directed to the Uon In Memorial Fund. Uon was born on August 6, 1948, in Thailand to Pel Pou and Chouk In. His father...
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