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Warren C. Louden

August 24, 1921 - February 6, 2016

Warren C. Louden, age 94, 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 may be designated to the Grinnell United Church of Christ - Congregational or to the Mayflower Community Human Needs Fund, mailed in care of the Smith Funeral Home, 1103 Broad Street, Grinnell, Iowa 50112.
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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 21, 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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Debbie L. Barker

May 22, 1969 - October 4, 2015

Debbie Barker, age 46, of Russell, Iowa, died on Sunday, October 4, 2015, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date in Reno, Nevada. Memorials may be designated to the Poweshiek Animal League Shelter (PALS), mailed in care of the Smith Funeral Home, PO Box 368, Grinnell, Iowa 50112. Debbie is survived by her husband,...
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Kenneth Patterson

January 5, 1926 - September 30, 2015

Kenneth D. Patterson, 89, of Grinnell, died on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, at his home. A service will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at Our Silent City Cemetery near Kellogg with Pastor Miles Grismore officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Iowa Army National Guard. A reception will be held at the Calvary Baptist Church in Grinnell following the service. ...
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Naomi Brooks Gerard

August 29, 1924 - September 26, 2015

Naomi B. Gerard, 91, of Grinnell died September 26, 2015, at St. Francis Manor. Funeral services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday, October 1st at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. John Epperson officiating. Pallbearers will be David and Jerry Barns, Dennis and Jim Parrott and Jason and John Roush. Burial will be in Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell. Visitation with the family...
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Audrey M. Oltrogge

December 19, 1926 - September 24, 2015

Audrey M. Oltrogge, age 88, of Grinnell, died on Thursday, September 24, 2015, at the Mayflower Community Health Care Center in Grinnell. A graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 3, 2015, at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery north of Malcom with Rev. Christine Tinker, Mayflower Community Chaplain, officiating. Following the service, a reception will be held in the Carman...
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Harris Henry Bettenga

June 7, 1936 - September 22, 2015

Harris Henry Bettenga, 79, of Grinnell died September 22, 2015, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. A celebration of life service has been scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 25th at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Pastor Mike Sereg, with Church of the Way in Newton, officiating. Burial will be in the Hudson Cemetery in Hudson. Visitation with the family present will be held...
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Eleanor May Mikel

November 8, 1928 - September 21, 2015

Eleanor May Mikel, 86, of Grinnell died September 21, 2015, at St. Francis Manor. Graveside services will be held at a later date at Westfield Cemetery, south of Grinnell. Memorial contributions may be directed to the St. Francis Manor Foundation. Eleanor was born November 8, 1928, in Grinnell, the daughter of Harvey and Rachel Mason Mikel. She lived in Grinnell and at age of 16, she...
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Don Mehlert

September 18, 2015

Don Mehlert, 85, of Grinnell, died on Friday, September 18, 2015, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, September 22, 2015, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. John Epperson officiating. Music will be provided by Jodi Mehlert. Casket Bearers will be Dennis Fleener, Mike Graham, Bruce Mehlert, Jeff Mehlert, Larry Mehlert and Jim...
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Helen "Betty" Cookson

January 26, 1935 - September 16, 2015

Helen "Betty" Cookson, age 80, of Grinnell, died on Wednesday, September 16, 2015, at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Mass of the Resurrection will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, September 21, 2015, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Grinnell. Interment will be at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell. Visitation will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell and the...
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Lloyd Wayne Kephart

September 14, 2015

Lloyd Wayne Kephart, 57, of Grinnell and formerly of Pella, died September 14, 2015, at the Grinnell Health Care Center. A Celebration of Life service has been scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 17th at the Grinnell Eagles Club. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Lloyd Kephart Memorial Fund. Lloyd was born December 5, 1957, in Oskaloosa, the son of Lawrence and...
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Leland "Lee" Utterback

April 5, 1922 - September 14, 2015

Lee Utterback, age 93, of Grinnell, passed peacefully on Monday, September 14, at St. Francis Manor. A funeral service with military honors will be held 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 16, 2015, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell. Visitation will be held prior to his service beginning at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home. A private burial will be held at Hazelwood Cemetery. Memorials may...
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Mabel Jackson

May 3, 1920 - September 12, 2015

Mabel M. Jackson, 95, of Gilman, died on Saturday, September 12, 2015, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 18, 2015, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell. Rev. Cheryl Reidnour, pastor of the United Methodist Church in Gilman, will officiate. Casket Bearers will be Chad, Chris, Bryan, Matt and Keith Jackson, and Terry Collins. ...
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Mildred "Millie" Cogley

April 27, 1928 - September 11, 2015

Mildred "Millie" Cogley, 87, of Grinnell died September 11, 2015, at the Mayflower Community Health Care Center. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 16th, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. John Epperson officiating. Pallbearers will be Chad Winters, Heath and Stone Jepson, Jake Brown, Ben McFarland and Hunter Eash. Burial will be in Hazelwood...
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Stanley E. Kovar

September 3, 1924 - September 11, 2015

Stanley E. Kovar, 91, of Victor, passed away at Rose Haven Care Center in Marengo on Friday, September 11, 2015. A visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with the family present at 4:00 pm., on Monday, September 14, 2015, at the Smith Funeral Home in Victor. A Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at the Smith Funeral Home. Interment...
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Richard W. Hasselbrink

January 10, 1924 - September 6, 2015

Richard "Bush" Hasselbrink, 91, of Grinnell, passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2015, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 12, 2015, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Muriel Johannessen officiating. Visitation will be held prior to his service beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the funeral home. ...
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Verleen Brooks Eggman

May 2, 1933 - August 29, 2015

Verleen Brooks Eggman, 82, of Grinnell, died August 29, 2015, at St. Francis Manor. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 4th, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. John Epperson officiating. Organist will be Denise Baustian. Pallbearers will be Aaron and Austin Cornelius, Blake Earnhart, Erik Glass and Michael and Troy Parrott. Burial will be at Hazelwood...
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Eunice Kathryn Louden

August 8, 1919 - August 28, 2015

Eunice Kathryn (Odell) Louden, 96, of Grinnell died August 28, 2015, at the Mayflower Community Health Care Center. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Donations may be sent to the Mayflower Community. Kathryn was born August 8, 1919, to the Rev. William Austin and Elva Edith Jackson Odell in the Methodist parsonage, located at Buck's Grove, Delaware County, Iowa. The...
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Floyd L. Postma

February 5, 1924 - August 26, 2015

Floyd Postma, 91, of the Mayflower Community in Grinnell, passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A Celebration of Life Service will be 2:30 p.m., Saturday, September 12, 2015, in the Carmen Center of the Mayflower Community, 600 Park Street, Grinnell, Iowa. Rev. Christine Tinker, chaplain of the Mayflower Community, officiating. Pianist will be Dr. William...
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Kenny Heldenbrand

August 24, 1936 - August 22, 2015

Kenneth D. Heldenbrand, age 78, passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2015, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. A graveside service with military rites will be held 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at Van Meter Cemetery in Van Meter, Iowa. Memorials may be designated to the Alzheimer's Association and mailed in care of the Smith Funeral Home, PO Box 368, Grinnell, Iowa 50112. ...
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Cathryn L. Cavegn

September 10, 1969 - August 19, 2015

Catherine Cavegn, age 45, of Grinnell and formerly of Colfax, died on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, at her home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 22, 2015, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Colfax. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. A reception will be held at the church following the service. ...
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Agnes Mae Stadnick

July 6, 1940 - August 18, 2015

Agnes M. Stadnick, 75, of Grinnell, died on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, at Grinnell Health Care Center. A memorial service will be held 1:30 p.m., Monday, August 25, 2015, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Michael Hargrave, associate pastor of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Marshalltown, officiating. Inurnment will be at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell. The family will be present...
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Donald M. Thompson

October 24, 1925 - August 18, 2015

Donald Thompson, age 89, of Grinnell, died on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell with his family by his side. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 22, 2015, at the Grinnell Christian Church with Pastor Brandon Bradley and Pastor John Epperson officiating. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Friday at the Smith Funeral Home in...
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Arthur Boyd Goeke, Jr.

September 27, 1924 - August 18, 2015

Arthur B. Goeke Jr, 90, of Grinnell, died on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, at the Grinnell Health Care Center. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 22, 2015, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. Brian Chitwood, pastor of the Madison Church of Christ, officiating. Casket Bearers will be Chad Thomas, Jeff Goeke Smith, Ashley Neville, Angie Hubbard, Katie Neville...
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Gerald "Pete" Cline

July 12, 1927 - August 16, 2015

A funeral service for Gerald "Pete" Cline, 88, of Grinnell, will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, August 20, 2015, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. John Epperson officiating. Casket Bearers will be Peter Cline, Nick Smith, Tyler Smith, Ryan Latham, Dylan Latham, Matthew Cline, Nathan Cline and Shaun Kriegel. Honorary Bearers will be Amy Levang, Lori Schoh, Lisa Brobst and Michelle...
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Meda Mohler Carey

December 18, 1925 - August 14, 2015

Meda Mohler Carey, 89, of Grinnell died August 14, 2015, at the Mayflower Health Care Center. Memorial services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 19th at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. John Epperson officiating. Burial will be in Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell. Visitation with the family present will be held one hour prior to the memorial service at the funeral...
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Michael Richard Zobel

April 25, 1961 - August 10, 2015

Michael R. Zobel, 54, of Grinnell died August 11, 2015, at his home. A memorial service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 15th at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. John Epperson officiating. Burial will be held at a later date at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell. Visitation with the family present will be held one hour prior to the memorial service at the funeral home. ...
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Allen J. Latcham

July 11, 1953 - August 8, 2015

Allen J. Latcham, age 62, of Lynnville, died on Saturday, August 8, 2015, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center with his family by his side. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, August 13, 2015, at the Grinnell Christian Church with Pastor John Epperson officiating. Pallbearers are Dave Latcham, Darlo Kelting, Jeff Oliver, Kevin Arment, Mike Arment, and Jeff Arment. ...
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Burtwin L. Day

November 28, 1933 - August 8, 2015

Burt Day, 81, of Grinnell, died on Saturday, August 08, 2015, at the Mayflower Health Care Center. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 11, 2015, at the United Church of Christ – Congregational in Grinnell with Rev. Cameron Barr, pastor of the church, officiating. Music will be provided by Dr. William Tinker, organist and Milton Severe, vocalist. Casket Bearers will be...
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Arnold Baier

September 21, 1948 - August 7, 2015

Arnold Lloyd Baier, the son of Randall Duane and Phyllis Opal (Pelzer) Baier, was born September 21, 1948 in Creston, IA. He died at his home in Victor, IA of an apparent heart attack, at the age of 67 years. Arnold began school at rural Mayflower south of Cumberland, IA in September of 1953. In 1955, the Baier family moved to their farm in Noble Township, and he began attending...
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Stephen Gibson

May 8, 1960 - August 4, 2015

Stephen Gibson, age 55, of Manton, Michigan, died on August 4, 2015, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. Services are pending and will be held in his hometown of Manton, Michigan.
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Lona L. Bangham

August 2, 1916 - August 3, 2015

Lona L. Bangham, age 99, of Grinnell, died on Monday, August 3, 2015, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell with her family by her side. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 8, 2015, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with the Rev. Del Dawes officiating. Pallbearers will be Mark Bair, Joel Bair, Mark Hall, Steve Cox, Hunter Hall, and Avery Cox. Interment...
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Lucille Hiner

November 4, 1922 - July 31, 2015

Lucille Hiner, 92, of Grinnell, died on Friday, July 31, 2015, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, August 3, 2015, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell. Interment will be in the Brooklyn Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to her service. Memorials may be directed to the Lucille Hiner Memorial Fund and...
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Ron Moyer

March 29, 1958 - July 31, 2015

Ronald Eugene Moyer, 57, of Grinnell, died on Friday, July 31, 2015, at his parent's home in Grinnell. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 4, 2015, at the Grinnell Christian Church with Rev. John Epperson of Grinnell officiating. Honorary bearers will be Butch Holcomb, Greg Muckler, Jim Buffum, Dwaine Elliott, Bill Moyer, Doug Moyer, Laura Elliott, Eric Moyer,...
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Maridean Tharp

July 25, 2015

Maridean C. Tharp, 79, of Grinnell, died on Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. Mass of the Resurrection will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Grinnell with Rev. Ron Hodges, pastor of the church, officiating. Music will be provided by Marilyn Kriegel, organist and St. Mary's Choir. Casket Bearers will be Alan Cook, Ed...
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Terry L. Bailey

July 20, 1957 - July 25, 2015

Terry Lee Bailey, 58, of Grinnell, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015, at University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa, while surrounded by his family after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. A celebration of his life will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in the Carman Center of the Mayflower Community Health Care Center, 600 Park Street, in Grinnell. Following the service...
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Michael D. Mintle

October 7, 1941 - July 23, 2015

Mike Mintle, age 73, of Grinnell, died on Thursday, July 23, 2015, at his home with his family by his side. A celebration of his life with military honors will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at the Grinnell Christian Church with Pastor John Epperson officiating. Following the service a reception will be held at the Eagles Club in Grinnell. A private family interment will be...
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Melissa Joy Thomson

July 2, 1961 - July 21, 2015

Melissa J. Thomson, 54, of Searsboro, died on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at University Hospitals in Iowa City, Iowa. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 24, 2015, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. John Epperson officiating. Casket Bearers will be Robbie Lewis, Ben Thomson, Blake Cooper, Kurt Thompson, Brandon Dewey, Jobe Dewey and Jody Routier. Interment will be...
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Anna Marie Durr

August 9, 1940 - July 18, 2015

Marie Durr, 74, of Montezuma, died July 18, 2015, at Montezuma Nursing and Rehab Center. Memorial services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Friday, July 31st at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Grinnell with the Rev. Wendy Abrahamson officiating. Burial will be held prior to the memorial service at 1:00 p.m. at Ewart Cemetery, in Pleasant Township, south of Grinnell. Memorial contributions may...
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Marilyn June Clark

August 2, 1934 - July 14, 2015

Marilyn June Clark, 80, of Grinnell died July 14, 2015, at Grinnell Health Care Center. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 17th at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. Fred Berry, Jr. chaplain of Hospice Compassus, Cedar Rapids, officiating. Pallbearers will be Denny and Nick Clark, Marilyn McCurry, Buck Morrison, Nathan Rankin and Mic Reavis. Honorary Bearers...
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Marlene Vernelle Plesek

May 31, 1936 - July 6, 2015

Marlene V. Plesek, 79, of Brooklyn died July 6, 2015, at Brooklyn Community Estates, Brooklyn, Iowa. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 8th, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Titus Lehman and Mona Reece officiating. Pianist will be Melinda Yule. Pallbearers will be Ray and Kara Plesek, Kim Creps and Bryden, Nickolas and Cole Jones. Burial will be in...
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Frances Geraldine "Jeri" Dickey

May 5, 1931 - July 1, 2015

Frances Geraldine "Jeri" Dickey, 84, of Grinnell died July 1, 2015, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. A private family gathering will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Frances "Jeri" Dickey Memorial Fund. Jeri was born May 5, 1931, in Osawatomie, Kansas, the daughter of Francis and Alta Cartwright Schiefelbusch. She was raised in Osawatomie and was a...
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Norman R. Hall

June 12, 1925 - June 29, 2015

Norman Hall, 90, of Grinnell, died on Monday, June 29, 2015, at the Mayflower Health Care Center in Grinnell. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 2, 2015, at the Madison Church of Christ near Brooklyn. Pastors Dave Bouchard and Brian Chitwood will officiate. Music will be provided by Margery DeVilder. Casket Bearers will be Jonathan Bouchard, Marvin Keller, Patrick...
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Deirdre M. Triplett

July 13, 1983 - June 28, 2015

Deirdre Triplett, age 31, of Grinnell, died on Sunday, June 28, 2015, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 3, 2015, in the Grinnell Middle School gymnasium with Pastor Brian Chitwood officiating. Interment will be in Westfield Cemetery near Grinnell. Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Smith...
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Virginia May Seeley

July 8, 1922 - June 23, 2015

Virginia May Seeley, 92, of Grinnell and formerly of Afton, Iowa died June 23, 2015, at Windsor Manor in Grinnell. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Afton. Burial will be held in the Afton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to Afton Methodist Church or Grinnell Regional Hospice. Virginia was born July 8, 1922, in Afton, the eldest child of Harry Truman and...
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Richard H. Watkins

June 24, 1931 - June 23, 2015

Richard H. Watkins, 83, of Malcom, died on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at the Grinnell Health Care Center. A family prayer service will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2015, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. Keith Morrison of Grinnell Regional Hospice officiating. A flag presentation will be conducted by the Grinnell Veterans Ceremonial Unit. Richard was born on June 24, 1931, in...
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Sandra Kaye Juhl

May 26, 1948 - June 19, 2015

Sandra Kaye Juhl, 67, of Grinnell, died June 19, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 23rd, at the Grinnell Christian Church with Rev. John Epperson, retired of Grinnell, officiating. Pallbearers will be Clint, Colton, Kirk and Kody Dinsdale, Bob Harms, Adam Heineman and Alec, Ash and Lon Larsen. Burial will be in Hazelwood...
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