Celebrity Obituaries

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Ada Elaine Stanley

May 28, 1922 - January 29, 2018

Elaine Stanley, age 95, of Grinnell, died on Monday evening, January 29, 2018 at her home under the care of Grinnell Regional Hospice. Services are pending at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell.
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Erma Lincoln

April 5, 1923 - January 27, 2018

Erma Lincoln, age 94, of Grinnell, died on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the Mayflower Community Health Care Center in Grinnell. A funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Pastor Dave Crow officiating. Interment will be at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell. Visitation will be held one hour prior to her service on...
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Betty Jean Earnhart

June 3, 1952 - January 25, 2018

Betty J. Earnhart, 65, of Grinnell and formerly of Searsboro, died on January 25, 2018, at her home. A Celebration of Life service is pending. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Betty J. Earnhart Memorial Fund. Betty was born on June 3, 1952, in Grinnell, the daughter of Maynard and Shirley Mendenhall Sears. She was raised in Searsboro and was a 1970 graduate of Lynnville...
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William David Francis

April 6, 1953 - January 23, 2018

William David "Bill" Francis, 64, of Grinnell, passed away January 23, 2018 at the Mayflower Community Health Care Center. A memorial service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 27th at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Grinnell, with the Rev. Kevin Emge officiating. Music will be provided by The Too Many Strings Band and Carolyn Bosse as organist. In lieu of flowers, memorial...
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Carmen "Tootie" Cordes

December 17, 1946 - January 22, 2018

Carmen Kay "Tootie". Cordes, 71, of Guernsey, died on Monday, January 22, 2018, with her family at her side. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the Community Hope Church in Montezuma with Rev. Matt Flanders officiating. Casket Bearers will be her grandchildren, Levi Cordes, Ashlan Cordes, Garrett Cordes, Coby Cordes, Tristan Hofer, Ethan Hofer, Aidan...
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Netha Langhein

August 23, 1914 - January 17, 2018

Netha I. Langhein, age 103, of Marengo and formerly of Victor, died on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at Rose Haven Nursing Home in Marengo. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 19, 2018, at the Victor Baptist Church with Rev. Dan Andrews officiating. Interment will be at Victor Memorial Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Victor Baptist Church. Visitation will...
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Karen Sue Puls

July 4, 1942 - January 13, 2018

Karen Sue Puls, 75, of Grinnell passed away on January 13, 2018, at her home, surrounded by all her family on her journey to Heaven. A memorial service is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 17th, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. Phil Calham, pastor of the Prairie Lakes Church in Grinnell, officiating. Honorary bearers will be Joshua Van Ersvelde, Corey Puls, Dustin Puls...
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Robert A, Harris

June 27, 1953 - January 3, 2018

Robert A. Harris, 64, Toledo and formerly of Swisher, Iowa, died on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be held 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 12, 2018, at the American Legion Hall in Swisher. The Smith Funeral Home of Grinnell is handling arrangements. Should friends desire, memorials may be directed to the Robert Harris Memorial Fund and...
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Frances Smith

July 20, 1938 - January 3, 2018

Frances M. Smith, 79, of Grinnell, passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at Grinnell Health Care Center. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 6, 2018, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. John Epperson officiating. Casket Bearers will be Thadeus Burnham, Steven Kephart, Lane Henkle, Jody Galloway, Denny Routier, Lindsay Davenport, Megan Astelle, Amanda...
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Edward Dale Maschmann

September 6, 1932 - January 1, 2018

Edward Dale Maschmann, 85, of Victor, died January 1, 2018, at Brooklyn Community Estate in Brooklyn. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 5th, at St. James Lutheran Church in Victor with Rev. Michael Kolesar officiating. Organist will be Pam Cronbaugh. Pallbearers will be Adam and Seth Meyer, Trenton and Matthew Maschmann and Duke and Ryan Wilgenbusch. Burial will...
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Marlene Altemeier

June 17, 1932 - December 29, 2017

Marlene Altemeier, age 85, of Gilman, died on Friday, December 29, 2017 at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 5, 2018, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Pastor Jim Dotson officiating. Interment will be in Chester Cemetery north of Grinnell. A reception will be held at the Eagles Club in Grinnell. Visitation will begin at...
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Sharon L. "Sherry" Thompson

January 17, 1950 - December 29, 2017

Sherry Thompson, age 67, of Grinnell, died on Friday, December 29, 2017, at University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. A visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 7, 2018, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell. Memorials may be designated to JELD-WEN Relay for Life and mailed in care of the Smith Funeral Home, PO Box 368, Grinnell, IA 50112. Memories and...
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Melvin G. Happel

September 20, 1929 - December 25, 2017

Melvin G. Happel, 88, of Victor, died Monday, December 25, 2017 at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City due to injuries sustained in a car accident. Funeral services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, December 30th, at St. James Lutheran Church in Victor with Pastor Michael Kolesar officiating. Organist will be Pam Cronbaugh. Pallbearers will be Chris Furler, Greg and...
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Paul Gordon Borthwick

September 17, 1933 - December 22, 2017

Paul Gordon Borthwick, age 84, of Grinnell, passed away December 22, 2017, at Mayflower Community Health Care Center. A memorial service has been scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 26, 2018, at the Grinnell United Methodist Church. Burial will be held in Rose Hill Cemetery in Marshalltown at a later date. Paul Gordon Borthwick was born in Des Moines, IA where he attended Wallace elementary...
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Elaine Mary Thompson

December 8, 1928 - December 22, 2017

Elaine M. Thompson, 89, of Marshalltown and formerly of Gilman, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017, at Vila Del Sol in Marshalltown. A service will be held 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at Prairie View Cemetery in Gilman with Pastor Cheryl Ridenour, pastor of the Gilman United Methodist Church, officiating. The Smith Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Should friends...
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Karen Jean Crawford

July 18, 1950 - December 21, 2017

Karen J. Crawford, 67, of Grinnell died December 21, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A Celebration of Life service is pending. Memorial contributions may be designated to the Karen Crawford Memorial Fund. Karen was born on July 18, 1950, in Grinnell, the daughter of Earl Samford and Violet Eva Sutten Asp. She was raised in Gilman and attended school in the Gilman School...
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Alice Smith

April 1, 1942 - December 19, 2017

Alice E. Smith, 75, of Montezuma and formerly of Grinnell, passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at the Montezuma Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 13, 2018, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. John Epperson, officiating. The family will be present at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Should...
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Greta M. Rutledge

May 5, 1939 - December 17, 2017

Greta M. Rutledge, age 78 of Grinnell and formerly of Creston, died on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. A memorial gathering will be held from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the Lakeshore Golf and Country Club in Afton, Iowa. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Afton. Memorial contributions may be designated to the Poweshiek...
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Donna Jean Johnson

December 10, 1957 - December 17, 2017

Donna Jean Johnson, 60, of Grinnell died on December 17, 2017, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center after a hard fought battle with cancer. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 21st, at Grinnell United Methodist Church with Rev. Len Garrison, Sheridan Methodist Church, officiating. Organist will be Juli Bey. Pallbearers will be Kendra Mathias, Katie Hoffmann, Jake...
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Rosalie H. Hartzell

May 5, 1926 - December 16, 2017

Rosalie H. Hartzell, age 91, of Grinnell, died on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Grinnell Regional Medical Center under the care of Grinnell Regional Hospice. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, December 22, 2017, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Pastor Phil Culham, pastor of Prairie Lakes Church in Grinnell, officiating. Interment will be in Hazelwood Cemetery in...
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David Ludden

November 6, 1970 - December 14, 2017

David P. Ludden, 47, of Grinnell, died on Thursday, December 14, 2017, at Select Specialty Hospital in Davenport, Iowa. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at the United Methodist Church in Grinnell with Rev. Steve Witt officiating. Music will be provided by Marilyn Kriegel, organist and St. Mary's Choir. Casket Bearers will be Troy Dillon, Steve Fenske,...
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Juanita Ahrens

March 21, 1930 - December 14, 2017

Juanita Ahrens, 87, of Spokane, Washington and formerly of Grinnell, died on Thursday, December 14, 2017, at the Aspen Quality Care Center in Spokane. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, December 22, 2017, at the Trinity Lutheran Church near Malcom with Rev. Catherine Burroughs, pastor of the church, officiating. Organist will be Teresa Ziegenmeyer. Interment will be at the...
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Richard Allen Coats

December 11, 1927 - December 13, 2017

Richard Allen Coats, 90, of rural Victor, passed away on December 13, 2017, at his home. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 18, 2017, at the Smith Funeral Home in Victor with Pastor Michael Kolesar, St. James Lutheran Church, officiating. Organist will be Verabeth Bricker accompanied by Anna Upah as vocalist. Pallbearers will be Christian Hinrichs, Jared Maas,...
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Kathleen J. Irving

September 21, 1972 - December 11, 2017

Kathleen Irving, 45, of Searsboro and formerly of Grinnell, died on Monday, December 11, 2017, at the Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A celebration of life gathering will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017, from 3 – 5 p.m., at Lonnski's Pub & Deli, 908 Main Street in Grinnell with a potluck on Sunday, December 17, at Rabbit's Tavern at noon. Memorials may be directed to the Kathleen...
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Larry "Tud" Long

August 25, 1945 - December 10, 2017

Larry "Tud" Long, 72, of Grinnell, died on Sunday, December 10th, 2017, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and was surrounded by his family. A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Pastor Keith Carlson of Urbandale officiating. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Larry's life. Should friends desire, memorials may be...
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JoAnn Schneekloth

October 16, 1933 - December 6, 2017

JoAnn M. Schneekloth, 84, of West Des Moines and formerly of Malcom, passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at Manor Care Center in West Des Moines with her daughters and granddaughters at her side. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, December 11, 2017, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Jon Gaul, pastor of the New Hope United Methodist Church, officiating. Casket...
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Vicki Lee Sopher

March 13, 1949 - December 5, 2017

Vicki Lee Sopher, 68, of Grinnell, passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at Mayflower Health Care Center South Village. A gathering to celebrate Vicki's life will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Monday, December 18, 2017, in the Carman Center of the Mayflower Community with refreshments to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to Grinnell Regional Hospice or Mayflower...
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Michael G. Byriel

June 14, 1952 - December 3, 2017

Michael Byriel, age 65, of Grinnell, died on Sunday, December 3, 2017, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Mass of the Resurrection will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, December 9, 2017, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Fr. Ron Hodges presiding. A reception will follow the service at Michael's Restaurant, 720 Fifth Avenue in Grinnell. ...
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Henry L. "Hank" Terlouw

August 25, 1925 - December 2, 2017

Henry J. "Hank" Terlouw, 92, of Grinnell and formerly of Sully died December 2, 2017, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 5th, at the Lynnville Friends Church with Pastor Jamie Bogaard officiating. Pianist will be Lori Terlouw and vocalists will be Nelson and Rhonda Hoskins. Pallbearers will be Warren Blom, Dustin and Melvin...
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Henry "Hank" Pawlak

June 11, 1926 - December 2, 2017

Henry "Hank" Pawlak, 91, of Grinnell, passed into eternal rest on Saturday, December 02, 2017, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, December 9, 2017, at the Trinity Lutheran Church near Grinnell with Rev. Catherine Burroughs, pastor of the church, officiating. Organist will be Teresa Ziegenmeyer. Casket Bearers will be Bob Kriegel, Rod...
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Jewel Wendt Kintzinger

March 24, 1933 - November 29, 2017

Jewel W. Kintzinger, 84, of Grinnell died peacefully on November 29, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 15th, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with the family present from 5:00 to 7:00 Friday evening. A private family burial will be held on Saturday, December 16th, at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell. ...
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Marie Wall

December 3, 1923 - November 27, 2017

Marie A. Wall, 93, of Story City and formerly of Rock Creek Lake near Kellogg, Iowa, died on Monday, November 27, 2017, at the Bethany Life Community in Story City. A family service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 1, 2017, at Rock Creek Cemetery near Kellogg. Rev. James Dotson will officiate. Memorials in Marie's name may be directed to the American Alzheimer's Association and sent...
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Kenneth A. Christiansen

June 24, 1924 - November 26, 2017

Arrangements for Kenneth A. Christiansen, age 93, of Grinnell, are pending at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell.
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Bernhard G. Wiltfang

November 15, 1931 - November 25, 2017

Dr. Bernhard G. Wiltfang, age 86, of Grinnell, died on Saturday, November 25, 2017, due to a farm accident near his home west of Grinnell. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, November 30, 2017, at the Grinnell Christian Church with Pastor John Epperson officiating. A reception will follow the service at the Elks Lodge in Grinnell. Private family burial will be on the...
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Scott E. Sadler

August 18, 1963 - November 24, 2017

Scott E. Sadler, 54, of Grinnell, died on Friday, November 24, 2017, at his home of natural causes. A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 30, 2017, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rhonda Minner officiating. The Sadler family will be present one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be directed to the Scott Sadler Memorial Fund and sent in care of...
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Annabelle Marie Wright

March 16, 1947 - November 22, 2017

Annabelle Marie Wright, 70, of Brooklyn, died on November 22, 2017, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center Emergency Room. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 28th, at the Grinnell Christian Church with Rev. John Epperson, Grinnell Regional Hospice Chaplain, officiating. Pianist will be Lorna Lang and vocalist will be Darin Collum. Pallbearers are Tom, Russ, John and...
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Mildred King

February 28, 1918 - November 22, 2017

Mildred D. King, 99, of Grinnell, passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 25, 2017, at the First Baptist Church in Grinnell with Rev. Dr. Dondrea Walker, pastor of the church, officiating. Music will be provided by J'Remi Barnes, pianist and Milton Severe, vocalist. Casket Bearers will be...
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Barbara Jean Boots

November 30, 1949 - November 20, 2017

Barbara Boots, 67, of Grinnell earned her heavenly wings November 20, 2017, at her home surrounded by family. A Celebration of Life gathering and reception has been scheduled from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, December 8th, at St. Francis Manor Social Center in Grinnell. Memorial contributions may be directed to Barbara Boots Memorial Fund. Barbara was born November 30, 1949, in...
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Dale H. Gorsch

October 16, 1920 - November 20, 2017

Dale Gorsch, age 97, of Grinnell, died on Monday, November 20, 2017, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, November 25, 2017, at the First Presbyterian Church in Grinnell with Rev. Dr. Dondrea Walker, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at...
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Elaine M. Ferneau

July 25, 1942 - November 20, 2017

Elaine M. Ferneau, 75, of Tama, died on Monday, November 20, 2017, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. No services are planned. Smith Funeral Home of Grinnell is in charge of arrangements. Elaine was born on July 25, 1942, in Marshalltown, Iowa to George Gerald and Margaret Arlene Mayo Ferneau. She was raised in Tama and graduated from Tama High School with the Class of 1960...
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Kathleen Burkett

November 9, 1943 - November 16, 2017

Kathleen Burkett, 74, of Grinnell, died on Thursday, November 16, 2017, at her home. A graveside service will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 20, 2017, at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell with Rev. Scott Surovec, pastor of the Grinnell Christian Church and Rev. John Epperson, officiating. Friends may call at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell beginning 12:00 p.m. on Sunday and the family will...
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Carol A. Arendt

July 9, 1940 - November 15, 2017

Carol Arendt, age 77, of Grinnell, formerly of Montezuma, died on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at the Mayflower Community Health Care Center in Grinnell. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, November 24, 2017, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. Dr. George Salnave, pastor of the Montezuma Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will be at Ivy Hill Cemetery in...
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Irene Mae Edgeton

February 8, 1921 - November 15, 2017

Irene Mae Campbell Albers Edgeton was born on February 8, 1921 at home to Charles Frank Campbell and Clara Maudlin Campbell in Gilman, Iowa. Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 18th, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Pastor Kathy Roys, St. John's Lutheran in Grinnell, officiating. Pallbearers will be Ryan Albers, Justin O'Connor, Mark Bjelland, Mike Strawn,...
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Kevin Lee Neitzel

June 27, 1966 - November 13, 2017

Kevin Lee Neitzel, 51, of Guernsey, died November 13, 2017, at Loring Hospital Emergency Room in Sac City after suffering a heart attack. A memorial service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 25, 2017, at the Guernsey United Methodist Church with the Rev. Doug Dauenbaugh officiating. A reception at the church will follow. Memorial Contributions may be directed to the Kevin Lee...
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Wes Finch

August 6, 1934 - November 10, 2017

Wes Finch, 83, of Grinnell, passed away on Friday, November 10, 2017, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at the Grinnell Christian Church with Pastor Dave Crow, pastor of the Grinnell United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell. A reception will be held at the Grinnell College...
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Lisa L. Kriegel

October 5, 1965 - November 6, 2017

Lisa Kriegel, age 52, of Hartwick, died on Monday, November 6, 2017, at her home near Hartwick. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, November 10, 2017, at the Grinnell Christian Church with Rev. Dave Crow, pastor of the Grinnell United Methodist Church, officiating. A reception will follow the service at the Elks Lodge in Grinnell. Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. on...
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Steven Renbarger

March 20, 1958 - November 2, 2017

Steven Bradley Renbarger, 59, of Grinnell, died on November 2, 2017, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. A memorial gathering will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with his family present from 4:00 to 6:00 Sunday afternoon. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Save the Salt Foundation, (a non-profit organization...
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Nick Dolmage

February 23, 1978 - October 29, 2017

Nick Dolmage, 39, of Victor, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on Sunday, October 29, 2017. Nick fought a courageous battle with interstitial lung disease for several years. Those left to cherish his memory are his parents, Joy and Dean Dolmage of Victor; his brother and nephew, Brad and Brooks Dolmage of Victor; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Nick was born on February 23,...
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Waneta Cole

August 19, 1929 - October 29, 2017

Waneta Cole, 88, passed away at her home in Grinnell on October 29, 2017. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 3rd, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. John Epperson, Grinnell Regional Hospice Chaplain, officiating. Pallbearers will be Paul Broadston, Ty Eitel, Mike Flater, Matt Mutert, Brian Plowman, Brent Quandahl, Tony Sivola and Richard Stevens. ...
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Ruth A. Dunnick

June 7, 1927 - October 27, 2017

Ruth A. Dunnick, 90, of Grinnell, went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 27, 2017, at the Brooklyn Community Estate. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at the First Friends Church in Grinnell with Rev. Steve Savage, pastor of the church, officiating. Tom Palmer will be the eulogist and Kathy Vanderploeg will be the pianist. Casket Bearers will be her...
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Alraune Shadden

March 21, 1931 - October 25, 2017

Alraune "Kitty" Shadden, age 86, of Brooklyn, died on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at Brooklyn Community Estate. A funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m., Friday, November 3, 2017, at the Malcom Presbyterian Church. A reception will follow the service at the church. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church beginning at 12:30 p.m. Memorials may be designated to the...
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Mary Lou Clotfelter

October 9, 1928 - October 17, 2017

Mary Lou Hixson, daughter of Clarence Hurvey and Mary Ellen Blake Hixson, was born on October 9, 1928, in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and passed away on October 17, 2017, in Grinnell, Iowa. She attended the public schools of Shawnee, graduating with the class of 1946. Mary Lou attended Oklahoma Baptist University, of which her grandfather, W.P. Blake, was a founder, and there she met her future husband...
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Carol Sue Karry

June 27, 1960 - October 16, 2017

Carol Sue Karry, 57, of Grinnell died October 16, 2017, as a result of a pedestrian/auto accident on the 500 block of 6th Avenue. Services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Carol Karry Memorial Fund and sent in c/o the Smith Funeral Home, P.O. Box 368, Grinnell, Iowa 50112. Carol was born June 27, 1960, in Joliet, Illinois, the daughter of Donald...
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Avis Kelm

December 12, 1926 - October 14, 2017

Avis Marie Cogley Kelm, age 90, of Grinnell died on October 14, 2017, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Grinnell. A reception will follow the service in the fellowship hall of St. John's Lutheran Church. Interment will be at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery north of Grinnell. ...
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Thomas George Baylor

August 25, 1956 - October 13, 2017

Thomas George Baylor, 61, of Grinnell died October 13, 2017, at his home of natural causes. Services will be held at a later date. Tom was born August 25, 1956, in Evanston, Illinois, the son of Robert James and Shelda Ryburn Baylor. He was raised in Evanston and graduated from high school there. He later earned a bachelor's degree from DePaul University in Chicago. For many years he...
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Mary Louise Hamilton

September 18, 1929 - October 12, 2017

Mary Louise Swale Hamilton, 88, of Clarksville, Tennessee, and formerly of Victor, Iowa, died on October 12, 2017, at Signature Healthcare of Clarksville. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 21st, at the Victor United Methodist Church with Rev. Jim Davis officiating. Organist will be Fred Stieffel. Pallbearers will be Charles Hamilton, David Hamilton, Benjamin...
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Richard "Dick" Jay

September 10, 1933 - October 9, 2017

Richard "Dick" Jay, 84, of Naples, Florida, died on Monday, October 9, 2017, at the Naples Community Hospital. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 23, 2017, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. James Dotson officiating. Casket Bearers will be his grandchildren, Josh Jay, Branden Jay, Jason Jay, Wade Jay, Brandon Jay, Shantell Jay, Nichole Jay and Grace Miler....
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Lois Gayle Dietrich

May 10, 1923 - October 3, 2017

Lois Gayle Dietrich, 94, of rural Marengo, died Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at St Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Private graveside services will be held for the immediate family on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at the Ohio Cemetery, near Ladora. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Camp Courageous of Iowa, P.O. Box 418, Monticello, Iowa, 52310-0418. On August...
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Vern Hugh Glotfelty

April 15, 1934 - September 30, 2017

Vern Hugh Glotfelty, 83, of Brooklyn and formerly of Victor, peacefully stepped into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior on Saturday, September 30, 2017, at the Brooklyn Community Estate. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, October 7, 2017, at the New Covenant-United Methodist Church in Victor with Pastor Danny Davis, Lead Pastor of the Legacy Wesleyan Church in Colorado...
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James L. Smith

May 30, 1947 - September 30, 2017

James L. Smith, age 70, of Cedar Rapids and formerly of Victor, died on Saturday, September 30, 2017, at his home. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, October 6, 2017, at the Victor United Methodist Church with Pastor Jim Davis officiating. Casket bearers are Emmitt Hamed, Eric Smith, Dave Smith, Neal Smith, Ken Boddicker, and Gary Wintringer. Interment will be in Victor...
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Gladys Hendrickson

April 5, 1924 - September 24, 2017

Gladys Hendrickson, age 93, of Grinnell, died on Sunday, September 24, 2017, at the Mayflower Community Health Care Center in Grinnell. As per Gladys' wish, her body has been donated to the University of Iowa College of Medicine for scientific research. A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, November 2, 2017, in the Carman Center of the Mayflower Community, 600 Park Street,...
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Clyde William Chapman

March 19, 1938 - September 20, 2017

Clyde William Chapman, 79, of Guernsey, IA, passed away following a short illness September 20, 2017 at Grinnell Regional Medical Center, Grinnell, IA. Memorial services will be held at The River Church, Iowa City, IA Saturday October 7th at 11:00 am and at Guernsey Methodist Church, Guernsey, IA Saturday October 14th. Surviving are his children, Carrie Williams of Guernsey and Jeffrey...
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Alice Loveta McIlrath

May 28, 1923 - September 20, 2017

Alice L. McIlrath, 94, of Carroll and formerly of Grinnell, died September 20, 2017, at the Hawkeye Care Center in Carroll. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 26th, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell, with Rev. David Arulnathan, pastor of the United Methodist Church in Churdan, officiating. Pallbearers will be Alan Edwards, Brian, Jeremy and Justin McIlrath,...
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Warren Alan Grant

September 25, 1950 - September 20, 2017

Warren Alan Grant, 66, of Grinnell, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, under hospice care at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 28, 2017 at the Grinnell United Church of Christ with Pastor Cameron Barr officiating. A reception will be held at the church following the service. Should friends desire,...
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Dennis B. Rook

June 20, 1938 - September 19, 2017

Dennis Rook, age 79, of Grinnell died on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at his home. A funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 23rd at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Pastor Catherine Burroughs officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Grinnell Veterans Ceremonial Unit. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. ...
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Jim Buffum

January 15, 1952 - September 16, 2017

Jim Buffum, 65, of Grinnell, Iowa, died on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 22, 2017, at the Grinnell Christian Church with Rev. John Epperson, Chaplain of Grinnell Regional Hospice, officiating. Casket Bearers will be Interment will be at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell. Friends may call at...
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George Leo Christinson

April 2, 1932 - September 15, 2017

George L. Christinson, 85, of Grinnell died September 15, 2017, at his home. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 21st, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with the Rev. Dr. Joel G. Koepp, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Grinnell, officiating. Organist will be Esther Huedepohl. Pallbearers are Dustin Christinson, Bud Pease, John Rupe, Dennis Fleener Tim...
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Kathleen Mary Frantz

June 18, 1958 - September 12, 2017

Kathleen Mary Frantz, 59, of Ankeny and formerly of Montezuma and Grinnell, passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, from this life after a year and half battle with pancreatic cancer. Mass of the Resurrection will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 18, 2017, at the Community Hope Church in Montezuma with Rev. Ron Hodges, pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Grinnell, officiating. ...
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Sylvia "Sylva" Lorene Dixon

March 18, 1925 - September 9, 2017

Sylvia Lorene Todd Dixon, 92, of Grinnell, died September 9, 2017, at the Mayflower Community Health Care Center. A Scripture Service will be held 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 12th, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell. Visitation will be held between 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home with the family present from 5:00 to 7:00 Tuesday evening. A Mass of Christian burial will be...
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Margaret M. Amo

March 27, 1928 - September 7, 2017

Margaret M. Amo, age 89, of Grinnell, died on Thursday, September 7, 2017, at her home. A funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, 16, 2017, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Grinnell with Rev. Kathryn Roys officiating. Organist will be Cheryl Irland and vocalist will be Roger and Lisa Henderson. Interment will be in Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell. A reception will follow at St. John...
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Betty Jane Thompson

June 25, 1928 - September 6, 2017

Betty Jane Thompson, 89, of Grinnell died September 6, 2017, at the Mayflower Community Health Care Center. A memorial service has been scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 11th, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. Len Eberhart, Mayflower Community Chaplain, officiating. A private family burial will follow at the Colo Cemetery, Colo, Iowa. Visitation with the family...
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Thomas Joe Fontinel

July 9, 1957 - September 5, 2017

Thomas Joe Fontinel, 60, of Victor passed away on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. He will be buried in a private family ceremony at a later date. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Thomas J. Fontinel Memorial Fund. Tom was born on July 9, 1957, in Marengo, the son of Richard D. Fontinel and Marilyn Chittenden Murphy. He was raised in Victor...
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Terry J. Mullan

March 29, 1954 - September 1, 2017

Terry "Murph" Mullan, 63, of Grinnell, Iowa, died on Friday, September 1, 2017, at his home of natural causes. A memorial gathering will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Thursday, September 14, 2017, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell. A graveside service with navy honors will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 15, 2017, at the Calvary Cemetery near Ryan, Iowa with Rev. Joseph Schneider...
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Roger Hensing

April 9, 1951 - August 31, 2017

Roger Hensing, 66, of Grinnell, Iowa, died on Thursday, August 31, 2017, at his home. A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 7, 2017, at the Grinnell Christian Church with Rev. John Epperson, chaplain of Grinnell Regional Hospice, officiating. The family will receive relatives and friends in the Family Life Center of the church from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. following the...
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Bruce E. Baarda

August 12, 1935 - August 29, 2017

Bruce E. Baarda, 82, of Sully, passed away of PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy) on August 29, 2017, at the Mayflower Community Health Care Center in Grinnell with his wife and children by his side. His wife, Shirley faithfully cared for Bruce until his last breath! Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 2nd, at the First Reformed Church in Sully with Pastor Wayne...
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Margaret R. Bohstedt

January 22, 1920 - August 29, 2017

Margaret Bohstedt, age 97, of Victor, died on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at Rose Haven Nursing Home in Marengo, Iowa. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 1, 2017, at St. James Lutheran Church in Victor with Pastor Michael Kolesar officiating. Interment will follow the service at Victor Memorial Cemetery. A reception will be held in the fellowship hall at St. James...
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Esther Meeker

November 2, 1926 - August 29, 2017

Esther Meeker, 90, of Grinnell, died on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at the First Baptist Church in Grinnell with Rev. Dr. Dondrea Walker, pastor of the church, officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date in the Marietta Cemetery near Marshalltown. The Smith Funeral Home of Grinnell...
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Rosezella Wood

January 4, 1921 - August 27, 2017

Rosezella Mae Wood, 96, of Marshalltown, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, August 27, 2017. Private graveside services for Rosezella will be held on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Marshalltown. Memorials may be directed to the funeral home in Rosezella's name to designate at a later time. Rosezella Maiden Wood was born on January 4,...
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Michael Cavanagh

August 26, 2017

William Michael Cavanagh died on Saturday, August 26, at the age of 74. Mike grew up in Mill Valley, California, near San Francisco. He later lived in New York City, in Manhattan, Kansas, and in Minneapolis, where he studied at the University of Minnesota as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and received a PhD. He came to teach at Grinnell College in 1971. Mike is survived by his wife, Lenore Marie "Lynn...
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Robert "Bob" L. Saunders

September 23, 1928 - August 25, 2017

Robert E. "Bob" Saunders, 88, of Grinnell died August 25, 2017, at the Grinnell Health Care Center. A graveside service and burial has been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 30th, at Sheridan Cemetery, northeast of Grinnell, with Rev. Melinda Cree-Anthony officiating. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Grinnell Health Care Center or Grinnell Regional Hospice. Bob was...
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Jeanne Joan Dummett

December 15, 1920 - August 18, 2017

Jeanne Joan Dummett, the only daughter of Charles and Florence (Elgersma) Andringa, was born December 15, 1920 at Sanborn, IA. Her brother, Jacob Charles "Chuck" Andringa, joined the family in January of 1933. When Jeanne was in grade school, the family moved to Orange City, IA where she completed her education, graduating from Orange City High School in 1939. On July 26, 1941, Jeanne...
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Alan K. Evans

September 22, 1948 - August 17, 2017

Alan Kent Evans was born the son of Gervais and Sylvia (Mellette) Evans on September 22, 1948 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was raised and educated in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin. Alan honorably served in the United States Navy in the late 1960s. He attended the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point and studied conservation. He was united in marriage to Robin "Tish" Hennigan in Winona,...
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Margaret H. Reid

January 3, 1924 - August 17, 2017

Margaret H. Reid, 93, of Great Barrington, Massachusetts and formerly of Grinnell, Iowa, died on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at the Fairview Commons Nursing Center in Great Barrington. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell. Interment will be in Jackson Township Cemetery in Montezuma. Visitation with family present to greet...
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R. Wayne Dayton

August 8, 1927 - August 12, 2017

Raymond Wayne Dayton, 90, passed away on August 12, 2017 at the Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa. Wayne was born on August 8, 1927 on the family farm near Brooklyn, Iowa to E. Bernice (Force) and Ray K. Dayton. He was raised in the Malcom, Iowa area along with his siblings, where he learned the meaning of hard work. He attended country schools and graduated from Malcom High School in 1946. ...
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Robert L. Wilkins

March 7, 1938 - August 7, 2017

Robert L. Wilkins, 79, of Grinnell died peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family, on August 7, 2017. Memorial services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 26th, at the Grinnell United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall with Rev. David Crow officiating. Soloist will be Kassie Wilkins. Burial at Westfield Cemetery, south of Grinnell, will be held at a later date. Memorial...
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Josie Lee Roe

March 20, 1938 - August 6, 2017

Josie L. Roe, 79, of Gilman died August 6, 2017, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A celebration of life has been scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 10th, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Pastor Cheryl Ridenour, Gilman United Methodist Church, officiating. Visitation with the family present will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. A private...
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Lindsey M. Story

March 14, 2004 - August 6, 2017

Lindsey Story, age 13, of Gilman, died on Sunday, August 6, 2017, at the University of Iowa Children's Hospital in Iowa City with her family by her side after a long, courageous battle with Leukemia. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, August 11, 2017, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Pastor Jamie Bogaard, Lynnville Friends Church, officiating. A reception will be...
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Kay Alison Morgan

May 25, 1930 - August 5, 2017

Kay Alison Morgan, 87, of Ladora, passed away peacefully at the Marengo Memorial Hospital in Marengo on Saturday, August 5, 2017. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 8th, at the Smith Funeral Home in Victor with Rev. Jim Davis, pastor of the Ladora and Victor United Methodist Churches, officiating. Keyboardist will be Marna Mohr. Pallbearers will be Chase Hansen,...
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James G. Brown

November 11, 1941 - July 30, 2017

James G. Brown, 75, of Ocala, Florida and formerly of Grinnell, Iowa, died on Sunday, July 30, 2017, at the Timber Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ocala. A funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 5, 2017, at the Calvary Baptist Church in Grinnell with Rev. Eldon Pals officiating. Music will be provided by Teresa Thompson. The Grinnell Veterans Ceremonial Unit...
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Jeffrey Edward Flowers

July 10, 1959 - July 28, 2017

Jeffrey Edward Flowers, 58, of Grinnell, died suddenly on Friday, July 28, 2017, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A celebration of his life will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 12, 2017, at the Grinnell Eagles Club. Jeff was born on July 10, 1959 in Ottumwa, Iowa to Fred and Mary Flowers. He attended and graduated from Ottumwa High School in 1977. He enjoyed friends and family....
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Vivian P. Link

April 24, 1932 - July 28, 2017

Vivian P. Link, age 85, of Grinnell and formerly of Holiday Lake near Brooklyn, died on Friday, July 28, 2017, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at the First Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn with Pastor John Epperson officiating. A luncheon will be held at the church following the service. Interment will be at Brooklyn...
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James Michael Dayton

May 18, 1958 - July 25, 2017

James Michael Dayton, 59, died July 25, 2017 after a short courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Founder of Dayton Heating & Air Conditioning Inc., Jim could fix anything; friends nicknamed him MacGyver and his clients called him an HVAC hero. Jim was disappointed he could not share his knowledge of how things worked with his kids, because the disease took his voice so quickly. His...
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Barbara Lavent

April 2, 1943 - July 25, 2017

Barbara Lavent, age 74, of Grinnell, died on Tuesday evening, July 25, 2017, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday evening in the Friendship Center of the Grinnell United Methodist Church. Her family will greet friends from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening in the Friendship...
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Judy J. Weaver

August 20, 1947 - July 25, 2017

Judy Weaver, 69, of Gilman, died on July 25, 2017, at her home. A graveside service for Judy and Earl will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Rock Creek Cemetery rural Grinnell, with Rev. John Epperson officiating. Following the service, there will be a gathering at the home of her daughter, Vicki Weaver. Judy was born on August 20, 1947, in Lockport, N.Y., to Henry William...
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Leo Landkamer

October 14, 1928 - July 24, 2017

Leo J. Landkamer, 88, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, July 24, 2017. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 A.M. Saturday July 29, 2017 at the St Mary's REC Center (across Broad Street from St. Mary's Church) in Grinnell, IA. A luncheon will follow at Fellowship Hall in the basement of the United Church of Christ at 902 Broad Street. Leo was born on October 14, 1928 in...
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Judith Kinnaird McCulley

September 27, 1945 - July 24, 2017

Judith R. McCulley, 71, of Grinnell, died on Monday, July 24, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 29, 2017, at the United Methodist Church in Grinnell with Rev. Len Eberhart officiating. Organist will be Juli Bey. Casket Bearers will be Joshua Burns, Nick Kinnaird, Curt Kinnaird, Brian Kinnaird, Dave Kinnaird and Tom Moyer. ...
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Arlene E Heitmann

February 2, 1925 - July 23, 2017

Arlene Frances Heitmann, 92, of Victor, died July 23, 2017, at Colonial Manor of Amana in Middle Amana. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 28th at the Smith Funeral Home in Victor with Rev. David Wilkening, pastor at St. Mary Catholic Church in Williamsburg, officiating. Pallbearers will be David Beran, Kenny Blomme, David DeVilder, David Heitmann, Mike Heitmann,...
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Russell D. Winburn

April 30, 1932 - July 21, 2017

Russell D. Winburn, 85, of Grinnell, died on Friday, July 21, 2017, at the Mayflower Community Health Care Center in Grinnell after a long battle with Multiple Myeloma. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 27, 2017, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. Allen Ricks officiating. A luncheon will follow the service at the First Presbyterian Church. Interment will...
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Frank Blazek

May 7, 1934 - July 18, 2017

Frank Blazek, 83, of Grinnell, died on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, surrounded by loved ones at his home in the Mayflower Community. Frank was born on May 7, 1934, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Louis and Helen Beville Blazek. He was raised in Cedar Rapids and graduated from Wilson High School with the Class of 1952. He continued his education at the University of Iowa and later graduated with a BA...
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Sonja Lynn Fenner

December 12, 1960 - July 14, 2017

Sonja Lynn Fenner, 56, of Gilman, died on Friday, July 14, 2017, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 22, 2017, at the Gilman Community-United Church of Christ. A private family interment will be held at the Prairie View Cemetery in Gilman. A gathering will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. following the memorial service...
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