Celebrity Obituaries

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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, Eric 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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Evelyn Louise Provin

July 26, 1930 - June 17, 2015

Evelyn Louise Provin, 84, of Guernsey, Iowa, died on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 20, 2015, at the Smith Funeral Home in Victor with Doug Dauenbaugh, pastor of the Guernsey United Methodist Church, officiating. Casket Bearers will be her grandchildren, Scott Provin, Amy Brown, Alishia Tuttle, Anthony...
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Roy Wood

October 2, 1974 - June 15, 2015

Roy Alvin Wood, 40, of Grinnell, passed away at his home, on Monday, June 15, 2015. Roy was born in Iowa City on October 2, 1974, to Christy and Ray Wood. He attended Hampton/Dumont Community High School. Roy worked at Progress Industries and had a passion for watching the Cubs and Bears play. He enjoyed participating in trips and activities with his friends from the Clubhouse. Roy is...
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Richard E. Webster, Sr.

January 9, 1947 - June 14, 2015

Richard E. Webster, Sr., age 68, of Grinnell, died on Sunday, June 14, 2015, at Grinnell Health Care Center. As per his wishes, cremation was accorded and no services will be held. He is survived by two daughters, Kelli (Landon) Lubben of Grinnell and Sherrie Buck of El Cajon, California; and a son, Richard Webster, Jr. of Indiana.
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Andrew W. Bell

April 28, 1970 - June 12, 2015

Andrew W. Bell, age 45, of St. Louis, Missouri, died on Friday, June 12, 2015. He was the beloved son of Catherine Carr and Norman (Jan) Bell; devoted father of Mauri Bell and Amanda Anton; cherished grandfather of Kara Lewis; beloved brother of Samuel (Wendy) Bell, Glen (Johanna Harrison) Bell, and stepbrother of Vance (Becky) Hobeck and Amanda (Matt) Fogarty. Andy was a high school and...
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Tom Stanford

September 29, 1948 - June 9, 2015

Tom Stanford, age 66, of Grinnell died suddenly on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Grinnell doing what he loved best, helping out a neighbor. As per his wishes a private Celebration of Life service was held at his home. Memorials may be designated to the Tom Stanford Memorial Fund that will benefit several area organizations. Memorials can be mailed in care of the Smith Funeral Home, PO Box...
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Preston Shaw

August 11, 1938 - June 2, 2015

Preston Shaw, 76, of Malcom, died June 2, 2015, at his home. A prayer service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 8th at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Pastor Christine Pauley, Malcom United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Ivy Hill Cemetery in Malcom. Visitation with the family present will be held one hour prior to service time at the funeral home. Memorial...
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Judy A. Smith

April 4, 1943 - May 30, 2015

As per Judy's wishes, no services will be held.
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Audrey J. Johnson

January 12, 1929 - May 27, 2015

Audrey J. Johnson, 86, of Marshalltown and formerly of Gilman, died on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown. A funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 30, 2015, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. John Epperson officiating. Pianist will be Connie Bryngelson. Casket Bearers will be Nathan Kelsey, Ty Kelsey, Natasha Waters, Colton Paul,...
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Kevin Clayton Ronfeldt

June 2, 1967 - May 24, 2015

Kevin Ronfeldt, 47, of Grinnell died May 24, 2015, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 29th at the Grinnell United Methodist Church with Rev. Randy Hausler, pastor of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Iowa City, officiating. Pallbearers will be David and Randy Eickelberg, Adam Olmstead, Mike Van Osdol and J.J....
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Jeri L. Tripp

January 5, 1945 - May 21, 2015

Jeri L. Tripp, age 70, of Grinnell, died on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A celebration of her life will be held 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. Jim Dotson officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 9:00 a.m. A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 26th at Union...
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Margaret "Maggie" Barns

May 27, 1925 - May 20, 2015

Margaret "Maggie" Barns, 89, of Grinnell, died on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. Brandon Bradley, pastor of the Grinnell Christian Church, officiating. Casket Bearers will be David Barns, Patrick Barns, Nikki O'Dell, Barry O'Dell, Mike Barns and Brian...
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William Clay Smith

January 20, 1934 - May 19, 2015

William C. Smith, 81, of Grinnell, died on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. A celebration of life service will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 23, 2015, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell, with interment at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell. Friends may call at the Smith Funeral Home beginning 1:00 p.m. on Friday and the family will be...
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Dorene Sue Thorson

January 14, 1957 - May 17, 2015

Dorene Sue Thorson, 58, of Altoona died May 17, 2015, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 23rd at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Ankeny with Bishop Pat Bishop officiating. Organist will be Debbie Hadden and chorister will be Janet Clawson. Pallbearers will be Bishop Pat Bishop, Jeff Boyd, Rob Clawson,...
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Glenn Bowman

January 18, 1933 - May 16, 2015

Glenn F. Bowman, 82, of Muscatine, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Premier Estates in Muscatine. A memorial mass will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 22, 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. Inurnment will be at Hazelwood Cemetery in...
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Brian Kramer

May 21, 1956 - May 13, 2015

A ceremony and reception will be held at his lake home at Lake Ponderosa near Montezuma at a later date.
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Tim Stewart

May 30, 1958 - May 13, 2015

Timothy R. Stewart, age 56, passed away suddenly on May 13, 2015. He was the loving husband of Roma for almost 30 years, father of Ben (Jessica), grandfather of Edward James, son of Richard and the late Shirley Stewart, and brother of Jacki (Ron) Redmond. Tim also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins and good friends. Timothy was very active in church and enjoyed reading/studying...
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Marie Lender

October 6, 1926 - May 10, 2015

Marie A. Lender, 88 of Grinnell, Iowa died May 10, 2015, at the Mayflower Community Health Care Center. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 15th, at Calvary Baptist Church in Grinnell with Pastor Miles Grismore officiating. Organist will be Deb Lombard and vocalist will be Craig Lombard. Pallbearers will be Ryan Greiner, Jared, Joel and Grant Lender, Adam Jacobsen and...
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Virgil L. Groth

March 13, 1928 - May 10, 2015

Virgil L. Groth, 87, of Grinnell, IA died on Sunday, May 10, 2015, at the Mayflower Health Care Center in Grinnell. Mass of the Resurrection will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 16, 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. Inurnment will be at the...
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Dwight Triplett

March 23, 1953 - May 9, 2015

Dwight Triplett, age 62, of Searsboro, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 15, 2015, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell. Pallbearers are Greg Paulson, Yancy Woody, Dave Massengale, Gary Miracle, Louie Shutts, and Greg Ollinger. Interment with military honors will be at Searsboro...
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Elda Marion Stahl

April 6, 1930 - May 8, 2015

Elda M. Stahl, 85, of Grinnell, died on Friday, May 8, 2015 at the Mayflower Community Health Care Center. A memorial gathering will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., at the Carman Center of the Mayflower Community. Burial will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 16, 2015 in Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell. Memorials may be directed to the Elda M. Stahl Memorial Fund and...
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Donald "Don" Frank Kirts

July 5, 1915 - May 7, 2015

Donald F. Kirts, 99, of Grinnell and formerly of Des Moines, died May 7, 2015, at his home at the Mayflower Community. A graveside service and burial has been scheduled for 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 12th at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery in Des Moines with Rev. John Epperson officiating. Visitation with the family present will be held from 9:30 until 10:30 Tuesday morning at the Smith...
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Grace Stephenson

August 27, 1937 - May 7, 2015

Grace Elaine Stephenson, 77, died on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. A graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m., on Wednesday, at the Jackson Township Cemetery in Montezuma. Memorials may be directed to the Grace Stephenson Memorial Fund and sent in care of the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell, PO Box 368, Grinnell, Iowa 50112. Memories and condolences may be shared...
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David E. Schultz

January 15, 1931 - May 6, 2015

David Eugene Schultz, age 84, of Grinnell, died on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at his home under the care of Grinnell Regional Hospice. A celebration of his life will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at Trinity Lutheran Church north of Malcom, with Rev. Dr. T. Edwards Breed officiating. Organist will be Teresa Ziegenmeyer, pianist will be Susie Edelen, and special music by Brian...
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Jeannine Marie Thon

January 27, 1937 - May 5, 2015

Jeannine M. Thon, 78, of Grinnell and formerly of Searsboro, died on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at the Mayflower Community Health Care Center. A celebration of her life will be held 2:30 p.m., Saturday, May 9, 2015, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell. Interment will follow in the Searsboro Cemetery in Searsboro, Iowa. Visitation will be one hour prior to her service. Memorials may be...
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Victor L. Graden

July 11, 1925 - May 5, 2015

Victor L. Graden, 89, of Grinnell, formerly of Bettendorf, Iowa, died on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at the Mayflower Community Health Care Center in Grinnell. A celebration of his life will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 9, 2015, in the Carman Center of the Mayflower Community with Rev. Cameron Barr, pastor of the Grinnell United Church of Christ ~ Congregational and the Rev. Christine Tinker,...
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Michael Holmes

March 28, 1942 - May 3, 2015

Michael S. Holmes, 73, of Cleveland, Tennessee and formerly of Grinnell, died on Sunday, May 3, 2015, at his home in Cleveland. A graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 8, 2015 at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell with Rev. John Epperson officiating. Friends may call at the Smith Funeral Home beginning 9:00 a.m. Friday. Michael was born on March 28, 1942, in Grinnell, Iowa...
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Priscilla Anderson

September 15, 1915 - May 1, 2015

Priscilla Anderson, 99, of Grinnell and formerly of Kellogg, died on Friday, May 1, 2015, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 9, 2015, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. Del Dawes officiating. Casket Bearers will be Mark Anderson, David Fritz, Kim Fritz, Erin Turney, Anne Berns, Brent Berns, Sadie Hawkes and Dave Hawkes. ...
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Dennis Pickens

June 11, 1947 - April 30, 2015

Dennis L. Pickens, age 67, of Grinnell, died on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. A memorial gathering will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 4th at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell. Memorials may be designated to the Dennis Pickens Memorial Fund, mailed in care of the Smith Funeral Home, PO Box 368, Grinnell, Iowa 50112. Memories and...
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Dennis Wayne O'Neall, Sr.

October 23, 1947 - April 28, 2015

Dennis Wayne O'Neall Sr., age 67, of Grinnell, died on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Grinnell Healthcare Center, in Grinnell. No services will be held. Dennis Wayne O'Neall Sr. was on born on October 23, 1947 in California to Wayne and Gloria Rivera O'Neall. He spent the first half of his life in California before moving to Iowa almost 32 years ago. He was an independent contractor in the...
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Twylamae R. McAtee

January 7, 1926 - April 23, 2015

Twylamae Ruth McAtee, 89, of Grinnell died April 23, 2015, at the Mayflower Community Health Care Center in Grinnell. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 27th at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. John Epperson officiating. Pianist and vocalist will be Theresa Blizzard. Pallbearers will be Seth and Scott McAtee, Carl Blizzard, Charlie Criswell, Tyler Graham...
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Alfred J. May

May 7, 1920 - April 22, 2015

Alfred J. May transitioned into the next life at his home surrounded by his four children on April 22, 2015. A.J. continued to amaze all with his sharp memory and sense of humor to the end. He was born May 7, 1920 in McComb, MS. Growing up in the small town of Brookhaven, MS, his roots were steeped in Southern culture. He graduated from Brookhaven High School in 1939 and after serving in the...
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Sheila Heater

August 4, 1941 - April 21, 2015

Sheila Kay Heater, 73, of Grinnell, Iowa, died on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at the Bright Kavanagh House in Des Moines. Mass of the Resurrection will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 25, 2015, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Grinnell. The Rev. Ron Hodges will be the officiant. Organist will be Zach Heater and vocalist will be Adam Heater. Casket Bearers will be Nathan and Emily Heater,...
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Max R. Meldrem

July 29, 1929 - April 21, 2015

Max R. Meldrem, age 85, of Grinnell, died on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at Windsor Manor in Grinnell. A celebration of his life will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Pastor John Epperson officiating. Pallbearers will be T.J. Blain, Matt Guy, Dan Roberts, Jason Goad, Keegan Meldrem, and Quintin Meldrem. Interment will be in Hazelwood...
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Ben R. Brown

November 7, 1949 - April 20, 2015

Ben Brown, age 65, of Grinnell, died on Monday, April 20, 2015, at University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. A celebration of his life will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 24, 2015, at the United Methodist Church in Grinnell with Rev. Rose Blank officiating. Interment will be in Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Smith Funeral Home...
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John Allen Burnell

January 30, 1965 - April 19, 2015

John Allen Burnell, 50, of Minburn and formerly of Grinnell, died April 19, 2015, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 23, at the Grinnell Christian Church with Rev. John Epperson, of Grinnell, officiating. Pallbearers will be Richard Berman, David Burnell, Loren Burnell, Jack Griffith, Nicholas Griffith,...
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Bev Parmenter

April 20, 1939 - April 16, 2015

Beverly J. Parmenter, 75, of Grinnell, Iowa died peacefully on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at the Mayflower Health Care Center in Grinnell. A memorial gathering will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell. A private family inurnment will be held at Prairie View Cemetery near Gilman, Iowa. Beverly was born on April 20, 1939, in...
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Marilyn K. Meredith

December 20, 1931 - April 15, 2015

Marilyn Kay (Graham) Meredith was born on December 20, 1931, in Sully, Iowa to Ernest Arbor Graham and Jennie Irene (Brand) Graham. She graduated from Lynnville High School in 1949. One June 30, 1949, she was united in marriage to Ervin Russell Meredith at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Marilyn and Ervin farmed north of Lynnville until moving north of Grinnell in 1961. They...
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Robert Alan Globus

March 22, 1934 - April 10, 2015

Robert Alan Globus, 81, of Grinnell died April 10, 2015, at his home. No services are planned at this time. Bob was born March 22, 1934, in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Meyer Borisovitch and Bonita Rosenwald Globus. He was a veteran of the United States Army, as a First Sergeant, during the Korean Conflict. He later moved to Grinnell and attended Grinnell College. Bob owned...
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Paul E. Heinle

January 15, 1921 - April 5, 2015

Paul E. Heinle, 94, of Marshalltown and formerly of Grinnell, died on Sunday, April 5, 2015, at Villa Del Sol in Marshalltown. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 9, 2015, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. John Epperson officiating. Casket Bearers will be Dave Dale, George Dale, John Dale, Andy Heinle, Steven Heinle and Tim Niedermann. The Grinnell...
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Michael R. Shuler

April 26, 1958 - April 4, 2015

Mike Shuler, age 56, of Kellogg, died on Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Salem, Illinois. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 10, 2015, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Pastor John Epperson officiating. Interment will be at Prairie View Cemetery in Gilman. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Smith Funeral Home, and the family will be present...
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Eleanor I. Mitchell

March 21, 1921 - April 2, 2015

Eleanor I. Mitchell, 94, of Grinnell, died on Tuesday, April 2, 2015, at Windsor Manor in Grinnell. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 6, 2015, at the First Friends Church in Grinnell with Todd Follette, pastor of the church, officiating. Music will be provided by Kathy Vander Ploeg. Casket Bearers will be Gina Stocker, Tonya McGuire, Katrina Robinson, Paul Thompson,...
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Harold Schlatter

January 16, 1936 - March 30, 2015

Harold D. Schlatter, age 79, of Grinnell, died on Monday, March 30, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A celebration of his life will be held 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 3, 2015, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell. Interment will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, April 3, 2015, at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Hazleton, Iowa. Visitation will be held prior to his service...
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Nadine Grace Bateman

November 4, 1927 - March 29, 2015

Nadine Grace Bateman, 87, of Grinnell died March 29, 2015, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. A graveside service and burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the Our Silent City Cemetery in Kellogg. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Lyme Disease United Coalition (LDUC). Nadine was born November 4, 1927, in Springville, Iowa the daughter of Steven Loid...
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Helen Louise Kriegel

October 12, 1935 - March 28, 2015

Helen Kriegel, 79, of Grinnell died March 29, 2015, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. No services are planned. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Helen Kriegel Memorial Fund. Helen was born October 12, 1935, in Newton, Iowa the daughter of Frank and Mildred Conn Carnahan. She was raised in the Grinnell and Gilman areas and was a 1954 graduate of Gilman High School. On...
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Richard Dean Price

February 10, 1943 - March 28, 2015

Richard Dean Price, 72, of Grinnell and formerly of Oelwein, died March 28, 2015, at the Mayflower Community Health Care Center in Grinnell. A memorial service has been scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 4, at the Grace Community Church in Grinnell with the Rev. Rick Magstadt officiating. Organist will be Kent Kastendick. Burial will be in the Elmwood Park Cemetery in River Grove,...
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Charles McDaniel

March 24, 1921 - March 26, 2015

Charles Elmer McDaniel, 94, of Grinnell, died on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at the Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A celebration of life service will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell. Burial will be following in the Chester Cemetery, north of Grinnell. Friends may call at the Smith Funeral Home from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, March 30, 2015...
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Judy Turner

October 7, 1938 - March 25, 2015

Judy Turner, age 76, of Grinnell, died on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at her home. A celebration of life gathering will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 29, 2015, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell. Memorial contributions may be designated in her name to the First Baptist Church in Grinnell or to Grinnell Regional Hospice, mailed in care in care the Smith...
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Thomas Kirkland Marshall

June 2, 1933 - March 24, 2015

Thomas Kirkland Marshall of Grinnell died Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at the Mayflower Community Health Care Center. He was 81 years old. A memorial service will be held at 11 AM Saturday, March 28 at Herrick Chapel, Grinnell. A private family interment will be at the Oak Hill Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Tom Marshall may be directed to The Tom and...
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Janet Elizabeth Griggs

August 12, 1931 - March 20, 2015

Janet Elizabeth Griggs, 83, of Columbia, Missouri died March 20, 2015 at her home. She was born August 12, 1931, to Albert and Theresa Elhard in Gackie, North Dakota. She was married to James Griggs on April 24, 1960, in Knoxville, Iowa. She had been employed by Meekers Laundry Mat, Lone Elm Nursing Home, and Skell Diner. She enjoyed gardening, canning, and baking in her free time. She is...
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Judith Kuehl

June 4, 1936 - March 20, 2015

Judith "Judy" Joan Kuehl, 78, of Grinnell, died suddenly on Friday, March 20, 2015, at her home in the Mayflower Community. A Celebration of Life service was held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at the United Church of Christ-Congregational in Grinnell with Rev. Cameron Barr, pastor of the church, officiating. Should friends desire, memorials may be directed to Pilgrim Height Camp and...
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Frances P. Brummitt

November 27, 1930 - March 15, 2015

Frances Pauline McAtee Brummit, 84, of Grinnell, Iowa, died on Sunday, March 15, 2015 of complications of pneumonia at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 28, 2015, at the First Friends Church in Grinnell. A reception will follow from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at the First Friends Church. Memorials may be directed to the Frances Brummit...
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Pauline Olive Phipps

February 16, 1931 - March 14, 2015

Pauline Phipps, 84, of Grinnell, died on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell. The family will be present one hour prior to the service. A private family burial will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the Pauline O. Phipps memorial fund and...
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Dennis L. Thompson

December 18, 1948 - March 14, 2015

Dennis L. Thompson, 66, of Grinnell, died on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. Keith Morrison, Chaplain of Grinnell Regional Hospice, officiating. Casket Bearers will be Steven Thompson, Roger Thompson, Jerry Thompson, Doug Thompson, Harold "Andy"...
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James Pearson

August 8, 1923 - March 10, 2015

James Pearson, age 91, of Lineville, Iowa and formerly of Newton and Grinnell, died on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at Westview Acres Care Center in Leon, Iowa. A celebration of his life will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be designated to the James A. Pearson Memorial Fund, mailed in care of...
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Donna Brown

February 3, 1935 - March 10, 2015

Donna Brown, age 80, of Grinnell, died on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A celebration of her life will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 16, 2015, in the Lakeview section of Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell. Memorials may be designated to Grinnell Regional Hospice and mailed in care of the Smith Funeral Home, PO Box 368, Grinnell, Iowa 50112. Memories and...
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Pauline DeSmet

October 23, 1919 - March 6, 2015

Pauline DeSmet, 95, of Victor, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015, at Brooklyn Community Estates. A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at St. Bridget Catholic Church in Victor with Father Brian Shepley presiding. Interment will at Calvary Cemetery in Victor. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m., on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, with the family present from 4:00...
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Marvin L. Dodd

October 26, 1930 - March 5, 2015

Marvin L. Dodd, 84, of Ladora, died on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at his home in Ladora. At Marvin's request there will be no service. Inurnment will be at the Marengo Cemetery at a later date with the Smith Funeral Home of Victor in charge of arrangements. Marvin was born on October 26, 1930 in Grinnell, Iowa. He was the son and only child of Grover and Mary Ann (Gould) Dodd. He never...
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Norma Jeane Fritz

February 14, 1934 - March 2, 2015

Norma Jeane Fritz, 81, of Carlyle, Illinois and formerly of the Grinnell area died March 2, 2015, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Breese, Illinois. A graveside service and burial has been scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 14th at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery near Malcom with Muriel Johannessen, Associate in Ministry at St. John's Lutheran Church in Grinnell, officiating. Memorial...
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Wanda M. Kiesey

October 29, 1921 - February 22, 2015

Wanda M. Kiesey, age 93, of Grinnell, died on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at Grinnell Health Care Center. A celebration of her life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 12, 2015, at the Elks Lodge in Grinnell with Pastor John Epperson officiating. A reception will be held at the Elks Lodge following her service. Memorials may be designated to the American Cancer Society and the...
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Michael Edward Parker

December 19, 1970 - February 20, 2015

Michael Edward Parker, 44, of Sparks, Nevada, and formerly of Grinnell, Iowa died February 20, 2015, at his home. A memorial gathering has been scheduled Saturday, March 28, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Michael Edward Parker Memorial Fund. Michael was born December 19, 1970, in Grinnell, Iowa the...
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Phyllis R. Bellis

January 3, 1910 - February 18, 2015

Phyllis R. Bellis, 105, of Grinnell died on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at the Mayflower Community. A celebration of her life will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 25, in the Carman Center of the Mayflower Community with Rev. Cameron Barr, United Church of Christ-Congregational in Grinnell, officiating. Pianist will be Dr. William Tinker. Burial will be held at a later date at the...
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Howard L. Badger

November 28, 1921 - February 12, 2015

Howard L. Badger, 93, of Fort Dodge, died on Thursday, February 12, 2015, at Bickford Cottages in Fort Dodge. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Barbara Stumbo officiating. Music will be provided by William Tinker, pianist and Angela Viebrock, vocalist. Interment will be at the Ivy Hill Cemetery near Malcom at a...
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Jerry Doonan

September 21, 1937 - February 12, 2015

Jerry L. Doonan, age 77, of Grinnell, died on Thursday, February 12, 2015, at University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, Iowa. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 2, 2015, in the Grinnell Middle School gymnasium with Pastor John Epperson officiating. Interment will be at Brooklyn Memorial Cemetery in Brooklyn with Rev. Kirsten Klepfer officiating. Pallbearers will...
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Glenn Phipps

June 18, 1958 - February 11, 2015

Glenn William Phipps was born on June 18, 1958, in Grinnell, Iowa to Bert L. Phipps and Wilma Maxine (Large) Phipps. He was raised in Searsboro and Grinnell respectively, and educated at Sully Schools in Sully. Following his education he worked at Hanner's Truck Stop near Interstate 80 in Grinnell. Shortly after his employment at Hanner's, he began his lifelong career as a truck driver and was...
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Elizabeth Hansen

December 10, 1911 - February 11, 2015

Elizabeth I. Hansen, 103, of Grinnell, died on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. Mass of the Resurrection will be held 10:00 a.m., Monday, February 16, 2015, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Grinnell with Rev. Ron Hodges, pastor of the church, officiating. Music will be provided by William Tinker, organist and St. Mary's Choir. Casket Bearers will be Jim...
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Heather Lynn Orr Wisner

March 29, 1974 - February 3, 2015

Heather Lynn Orr Wisner, 40, of Marengo and formerly of Grinnell and Newton, died February 3, 2015, at her home. A celebration of Life gathering has been scheduled for Sunday, February 8th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Grinnell Eagles Club. Memorial contributions may be directed towards the Heather Orr Wisner Memorial Fund. Heather was born March 29, 1974, in Iowa City, the daughter...
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Raymond Light

March 9, 1926 - February 1, 2015

Dr. Raymond Light, 88, of Grinnell, died on Sunday, February 01, 2015, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 6, 2015, at the United Methodist Church in Grinnell with Rev. Rose Blank, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial will be at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell at a later date. Friends may call at the Smith Funeral Home in...
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Carla "Red" McFee

October 30, 1936 - January 30, 2015

Carla "Red" McFee, 79, of Grinnell, Iowa, died on Friday, January 30, 2015, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. No services are planned. Inurnment will be at the Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky. Should friends desire, memorials may be directed to Grinnell Regional Hospice and sent in care of the Smith Funeral Home, P.O. Box 368, Grinnell, Iowa 50112. She was born on October 30...
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Donna Lee Arment

August 9, 1936 - January 29, 2015

Donna Lee Arment, 78 of Grinnell and formerly of Lynnville, died January 29, 2015, at Windsor Manor in Grinnell. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 3rd at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. John Epperson of Grinnell officiating. Pallbearers will be Shawn and Troy Latcham and Trent, Travis, Cory and Colten Arment. Honorary bearers will be Stephanie...
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