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Our Obituaries

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 was born on August 20, 1947, in Lockport, N.Y., to Henry William and Pearl Alma Morgan Schumacher. She was raised in Gasport, N.Y. and attended public schools in Middleport, N.Y. On October 29, 1966, she was united in marriage to Earl G. Weaver. The couple lived in Middleport until 1979 when they moved to Lakeland, FL. Judy was a mother and homemaker most of her life. She enjoyed...
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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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Lester "Sonny" Schneekloth

April 29, 1930 - July 14, 2017

Lester E. (Sonny) Schneekloth, 87, of Malcom passed away on July 14, 2017, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 19th, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Pastor Jon Gaul, New Hope United Methodist Church in Des Moines, officiating. Pianist will be Lucy Axmear (sister) and Linda Miller (daughter). Pallbearers will...
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Mary Louise Arthur

January 18, 1939 - July 14, 2017

Mary L. Arthur, 78, of Grinnell, died July 14, 2017, at the Grinnell Health Care Center. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 17th, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. John Epperson, Grinnell Regional Hospice Chaplain, officiating. Pallbearers are Luke, Jake, Ben and Hank Bailey and Caleb and Dereck Kriegel. Honorary bearer is Michael Murray. Burial will be...
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Troy A. Mintle

December 9, 1966 - July 6, 2017

Troy Allen Michael Mintle, 50, of Buffalo, New York, passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017, in Cheyenne, Wyoming at Davis Hospice Center. He was diagnosed with liver cancer in March and moved to Cheyenne to live with his brother, Mark. A private family graveside service will be held on Monday, August 7, 2017, at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell. Troy was born December 9, 1966 to Mike and...
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Charles J. Darnell

July 9, 1928 - July 5, 2017

Charles J. Darnell, 88, of Devens, Massachusetts, and formerly of Grinnell, died on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, in Devens. A prayer service will be held 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at the Smith Funeral Home with Rev. John Epperson officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Grinnell Veterans Ceremonial Unit. Interment will be in the veterans section of Hazelwood Cemetery in...
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Jeannie Phipps Hunter

May 27, 1957 - July 1, 2017

Jeannie Hunter, 60, of Searsboro, IA, died on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at her home. A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 8, 2017, at the Searsboro Friends Churchwith Rev. Mike Johnson officiating. A reception will be held at the Searsboro Community Center following the memorial service. Inurnment will be at a later date at the Rock Creek Cemetery near Grinnell. ...
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Roger Stewart

August 8, 1936 - July 1, 2017

Roger D. Stewart, 80, of Grinnell, died on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A memorial gathering will be held 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Saturday, July 15, 2017, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell. Interment will be at a later date at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell. Should friends desire, memorials in Roger's name may be directed to PALS and sent in care of the...
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Thomas Hunt Evans

November 17, 1939 - June 23, 2017

Thomas H. Evans died peacefully on Friday June 23 in the Mayflower Community Health Center. His wife Rey was at his bedside and his daughters and family had been present during the day. He had lived in retirement at Mayflower for 17 years. Tom was born November 17, 1939, Sheboygan WI where his father was long time Congregational minister. He was the youngest of four sons born to Maude and...
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Arlene Johnson

March 4, 1923 - June 22, 2017

Arlene Hoffert Johnson, 94, of Grinnell, died on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at the Mayflower Health Care Center in Grinnell. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at the Grinnell United Methodist Church. Organist will be Juli Bey. Casket Bearers will be Chad Agnew, Jack Johnson, Kaden Moore, Marty Hoffert, Jamie Hoffert and Jeff Rose. Honorary Bearers will Kameron...
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Donald L. Weaver

April 13, 1931 - June 19, 2017

Don Weaver, age 86, of Grinnell, died on Monday, June 19, 2017, at his home in Grinnell under the care of Grinnell Regional Hospice. A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 23rd in the Lakeview Section of Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell with Rev. John Epperson officiating. Following the service a reception will be held at the Newburg-Chester Congregational Church in Newburg....
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David L. Good

December 24, 1957 - June 18, 2017

David L. Good, 59, of Grinnell, Iowa, died on Sunday, June 18, 2017, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. A memorial service will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 24, 2017, at the Grinnell Christian Church with Anthony Nieuwsma officiating. Friends may call at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell beginning 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 23, 2017 and the family will be present at...
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Brenda Sue Slaven Thorn

June 10, 1959 - June 14, 2017

Brenda Slaven Thorn, 58, of rural Grinnell, died on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at her home. A celebration of her life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 7, 2017, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell. Visitation will be held prior to her service beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at Rock Creek Cemetery west of Grinnell. In lieu of flowers, memorials may...
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Robert Parrish

December 10, 1932 - June 10, 2017

Robert (Bob) Parrish, 84, passed away in Denver, CO on June 10, 2017. Born on December 10, 1932 in Des Moines, IA, Bob was the son of Robert and Irene (Gannon) Parrish. Bob was raised in Victor, IA and graduated from St. John's High School. He served in the Air Force from 1951 to 1955 at bases in Colorado and San Francisco, and separated from the Air Force as a staff sergeant. He attended St....
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Barbara A. Aszman

August 29, 1927 - June 10, 2017

Barbara Aszman, 89, of Grinnell, Iowa, died on June 10, 2017, at the Mayflower Health Care Center in Grinnell. A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, August 26, 2017, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Grinnell with Rev. Kathryn Roys, pastor of the church, officiating. She was buried with her husband and Scouts ashes at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Chester, Illinois on June 14...
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Riley J. Ely

July 9, 1996 - June 8, 2017

Riley J. Ely, age 20, of Kellogg, died on Thursday, June 8, 2017, in rural Poweshiek County north of Malcom. A celebration of his life will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 23, 2017, at the Grinnell United Methodist Church with Pastor Dave Crow officiating. Interment will follow at Hickory Grove Cemetery northwest of Grinnell. A reception will follow at the Grinnell Eagles Club. ...
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Donna Puls

October 16, 1930 - June 4, 2017

Donna J. Puls, 86, of Grinnell, died on Sunday, June 4, 2017, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A prayer service will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 10, 2017, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. John Epperson, chaplain of Grinnell Regional Hospice, officiating. The family will be present at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Should friends desire, memorial...
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Marilyn Hammen

May 27, 1936 - June 3, 2017

Marilyn June Hammen, 81, of Grinnell, Iowa, passed away on June 3, 2017 at Saint Francis Manor in Grinnell. Marilyn was born in Manson, Iowa on May 27, 1936, the daughter of the late Carvel and Evelyn (Johnson) Ferrand. She was the eldest of four siblings and grew up on the family farm near Pomeroy, Iowa. In 1954, she graduated as salutatorian of her class from Pomeroy High School. On...
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Donald L. Pederson

February 17, 1925 - May 27, 2017

Don Pederson, 92, of Grinnell died peacefully the evening of May 27, 2017, at the Mayflower Community Health Center. Don was born February 17, 1925, in Grinnell, Iowa to Leonard and Augusta (Mehlin) Pederson. He was raised in Grinnell and was a 1942 graduate of Grinnell High School. Following his high school graduation, he enlisted in the army and fought in WWII. During WWII, Don served...
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Barbara Zager

June 27, 1961 - May 27, 2017

Barbara Zager, 56, of Grinnell, died on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at Grinnell Health Care Center. She is survived by her mother and step-father, Alicia and Ryan Intlekofer of Grinnell. Services are pending at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell.
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Donald J. Louden

June 24, 1945 - May 27, 2017

Donald J. Louden, Jr., age 71, of Grinnell died on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at University Park Health Care Center in Des Moines. A public graveside service with military honors will be held on 11:30 a.m., Friday, June 9, 2017, at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Grinnell with Rev. Christine Tinker officiating. A public visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Friday at the...
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Robin Lucas Elliott

September 16, 1973 - May 23, 2017

Robin Joan (Lucas) Elliott, 43, of Grinnell, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Mercy Hospice House in Johnston. Robin courageously fought breast cancer for five years carrying her through a crusade of traditional treatments and ultimately two clinical studies in the hopes of not only prolonging her own life, but those of other cancer patients in the future. A memorial...
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Velna Kolodziej

May 14, 1932 - May 20, 2017

Velna Jane Kolodziej (nee Lewis) was born on May 14, 1932, to Jackson and Helen (Hunt) Lewis in Chicago. She passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the age of 85. She was raised in Norwood Park, Illinois and graduated Taft High School in 1950. She attended Northern Illinois University where she attained a teaching degree. She was an elementary school teacher in Arlington Heights, Illinois...
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Alice "Tootie" Shuler

October 28, 1940 - May 20, 2017

Alice "Tootie" Shuler, 76, of Kellogg died May 20, 2017, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 25th, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. John Epperson, Grinnell Regional Hospice Chaplain, officiating. Pallbearers will be Dan Beals, Mason Shuler, Camiel Landuyt, Levi and Garrett Cordes and Johnny Shultz. Honorary bearers...
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Barbara Fisher

August 11, 1927 - May 17, 2017

Barbara Joan Fisher, a longtime resident of Grinnell, died Wednesday the 17th of May in the comfort of her home in the Mayflower Community. Born on August 11, 1927 in Paris, Illinois to Harvey and Lyte Morris, Barbara is survived by her sister Murelann Mucha (Butch) of Terre Haute, Indiana, son Jim Fisher of San Francisco, California, daughter Jennifer Fisher Jones (Brian) of Decorah, Iowa,...
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Randy J. Paul

February 27, 1986 - May 12, 2017

Randall J. Paul, 31, of Oskaloosa and formerly of Grinnell, died May 12, 2017. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 19th, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. John Epperson, Grinnell Regional Hospice Chaplain, officiating. Pallbearers will be Tim Brown, Shane Dittmer, Anthony Engelbarts, Derek Fisk, Tony Lang, Daniel McPherren, Scott Shook and Mike Sokol....
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Betty L. Brubaker

May 28, 1940 - May 11, 2017

Betty L. Brubaker, age 76, of Gilman, died on Thursday evening, May 11, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A celebration of her life will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Pastor Dave Crow, Grinnell United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be at Prairie View Cemetery in Gilman. Visitation will begin at 3...
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Violet House

June 2, 1928 - May 11, 2017

Violet House, 88, of Marshalltown, died on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at the Iowa Veterans Home. A Celebration of Life service will be held 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Richard Riggs officiating. Casket Bearers will be Mike Boyd, Eric Boyd, Michael Boyd, Matthew Boyd, Anthony Meyer, Greg Meyer and Justin Boyd. Honorary Bearers will be Sherry Meyer...
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Leonard W. Hendrickson

October 5, 1925 - May 11, 2017

Leonard W. Hendrickson, age 91, of Grinnell, died on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A graveside service with military honors will be held at 11:30 a.m., Monday, May 15th, at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery northwest of Grinnell with Pastor John Epperson officiating. Pallbearers are Mike Kriegel, Ross McDonough, Jeff Hendrickson, Tony Arrowood, Bill Mason and Ben Louden. ...
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Tom Lynch

September 12, 1943 - May 6, 2017

Tom Lynch, 73, of Albertville, Minnesota, died on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at Lake Ridge Care Center in Buffalo, Minnesota. A funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Perry Hunter officiating. Interment will be at the Sheridan Cemetery near Grinnell. Friends may call at the funeral home beginning 9:00 a.m. on Saturday. Tom...
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Helen Stephanie Wauters

July 23, 1921 - May 5, 2017

Helen S. Wauters, 95, of Victor, died May 5, 2017, at Rose Haven Nursing Home in Marengo. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 11th, at St. Bridget Catholic Church in Victor with Rev. Cory Close, St. Bridget Catholic Church and Rev. David Wilkening, St. Mary Catholic Church in Williamsburg, officiating. Pallbearers will be Brad, Lori, Matt and Mark Collum and Aaron,...
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Eileen LaEtta Omer

February 6, 1928 - May 5, 2017

Eileen LaEtta Omer, 89, of Grinnell died May 5, 2017, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. Funeral services are scheduled 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 10th, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. David Crow, Grinnell United Methodist Church, officiating. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Jeremy Omer, Jessica Virgadamo, Andrew, Aaron and Alex Logan, Matthew Stewart, and Jamie, Tyler...
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Carl J. Klenk

July 14, 1930 - May 4, 2017

Carl Klenk, age 86, of Grinnell, died on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 8, 2017, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Titus Lehman and Dennis Hause officiating. Pallbearers are Brandon, Brant and Loren Klenk, Justin McIlrath, Bryden Jones, and Justin Goodlaxson. Honorary bearers are Breanna McIlrath and...
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Bill Tish

August 4, 1960 - May 3, 2017

Bill Tish, age 56, of Grinnell, died on Wednesday May 3, 2017, at Grinnell Health Care Center. A celebration of life gathering will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at the Grinnell Eagles Club. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to Jacob Krumm Nature Preserve and mailed in care of the Smith Funeral Home, PO Box 368, Grinnell, Iowa 50112. ...
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Donald E. Weedon

March 24, 1945 - May 2, 2017

Donald Ellis Weedon, 72 of Grinnell died on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. Burial will be held at a later date in California. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Donald E. Weedon Memorial Fund and mailed in care of the Smith Funeral Home, PO Box 368, Grinnell, Iowa 50112. Don was born April 24, 1945, in Fullerton, California, the son of Ellis Rodney...
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Aiden James Williams

April 30, 2017

Aiden James Williams, was stillborn April 30, 2017, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A celebration of life service has been scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell. Visitation with the family present will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Aiden James Williams Memorial Fund. ...
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Gary F. Criswell

August 24, 1942 - April 30, 2017

Gary F. Criswell, 74, of rural Malcom, died on Sunday, April 30, 2017, at his home. A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to PALS, and sent in care of the Smith Funeral Home, P.O. Box 368, Grinnell, Iowa 50112. Gary was born on August 24, 1942, in Kansas City, Missouri to William Freeman and Mildred Keller Criswell. The family moved to...
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Lyle Jess Routier

February 17, 1930 - April 24, 2017

Lyle Routier, age 87, of Grinnell, died on Monday, April 24, 2017, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A celebration of his life will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 28, 2017, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Pastor John Epperson officiating. Pallbearers are Bryce Doane, Chad Dye, Kevin Lamb, Tyler Routier, Jason Weldon, and Justin Weldon. Honorary bearers are Webb Anderson,...
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Karla Kae Deppe

May 28, 1947 - April 17, 2017

Karla Kae Deppe, 69, of Grinnell, died on Monday, April 17, 2017, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 21st, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. John Epperson, Grinnell Regional Hospice Chaplain, officiating. Pallbearers will be Ed Davidson, Eric, Logan, Mariah and Shannon Deppe and A.J and Joe Sawyer. Burial will be in...
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Horace & Gretchen Hegg

February 1, 1929 - April 13, 2017

Horace B. Hegg died on Thursday, April 13, 2017, and Gretchen T. Hegg died on Thursday, April 20, 2017, both were residents at the Mayflower Health Care Center in Grinnell. Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017 St. Timothy Lutheran Church -- Hudson. Horace donated his body to the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Visitation: will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m....
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Duane M. Bissen

April 6, 1951 - April 11, 2017

Duane M. Bissen, age 66, of Grinnell, died on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at his home. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Grinnell. Interment will be in Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Monday at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell and his family will receive friends from 4:30 p...
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Harry Alvin See

April 12, 1927 - March 24, 2017

Harry A. See, 89, of Grinnell died March 24, 2017 at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. A graveside service and burial has been scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 29th at Westfield Cemetery, south of Grinnell. Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m.to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, at the Smith Funeral Home with the family present from 5:00 to 7:00 Tuesday evening. Memorial contributions may be...
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Elizabeth "Ann" Smith

March 11, 1935 - March 21, 2017

Elizabeth "Ann" Smith, 82, of Grinnell and formerly of Malcom, died March 21, 2017, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A Celebration of Life service has been scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 24, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. John Epperson, Grinnell Regional Hospice Chaplain, officiating. Vocalist will be Patty Lang. Pallbearers will be Felica Bridges, Heather Cline,...
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Roger L. Folkerds

December 8, 1947 - March 18, 2017

Roger L. Folkerds, age 69 of Grinnell, died on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A celebration of his life will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 22nd at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Pastor John Epperson officiating. Interment will follow the service at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell. Visitation will be held prior to his service on Wednesday...
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Richard L. Brignon

June 6, 1939 - March 18, 2017

Richard Brignon, age 77, of Grinnell, died on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. A funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m., Friday, March 24, 2017, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Pastor Dave Crow officiating. Interment will follow the service at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Smith Funeral Home...
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Scott D. Kingery

June 25, 1960 - March 16, 2017

Scott D. Kingery, 56, of Newton and formerly of Gilman, died on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at the Accura Health Care Center in Newton. A private family service will be held on Monday, March 20, 2017, at Prairie View Cemetery near Gilman. Terry Collins has been invited to share words of comfort. The Smith Funeral Home of Grinnell is handling arrangements. The Kingery/Ashing family requests...
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Katherine Jones

April 5, 1957 - March 12, 2017

Katherine Ann Jones, age 59 of Grinnell, Iowa, passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, March 12, 2017. A private family graveside service will be held at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell. Memorial donations are encouraged to P.A.L.S. (Poweshiek Animal League Shelter) P.O. Box 123, Grinnell, IA 50112. The youngest of four children, Kathi was born April 5, 1957, in Grinnell to Harold...
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Richard Darrell Ebert

August 24, 1938 - March 11, 2017

Richard D. Ebert, 78, of Grinnell died March 11, 2017, at the Mayflower Community Health Care Center. Funeral services have been scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 15th, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. Keith Morrison officiating. Organist will be Kathy Vander Ploeg. Pallbearers will be Glen Mikel, Jarrid Mikel, Justen Rice, Jeffrey Ebert, Dwight Laidig and Richard Weiss....
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Catherine "Ruth" Price

June 9, 1919 - March 10, 2017

Catherine "Ruth" Price, 97, of Victor, died March 10, 2017, at Rose Haven Nursing Home in Marengo. A memorial service has been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 22nd, at the Smith Funeral Home in Victor with Pastor Dorothy C. Banzhaf, Kent Union Chapel, near Holiday Lake north of Brooklyn, officiating. Organist will be Vera Beth Bricker and vocalist, Anna Upah. Visitation with the...
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Charles M. Manly III

July 18, 1950 - March 7, 2017

Charles M. Manly III, 66, of Spirit Lake and formerly of Grinnell, died March 7, 2017, at the Hawkeye Care Center in Spirit Lake, due to complications of M.S. A reception gathering in celebration of his life will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 18th, at the Buckley Hall Dining Room of the Mayflower Community in Grinnell. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Multiple Sclerosis...
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Eva Mae Proudfit

June 7, 1935 - March 6, 2017

Eva Proudfit, age 81, of Grinnell and formerly of Sully, died on Monday, March 6, 2017, at the Mayflower Community Health Care Center in Grinnell. A private family service will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Interment will follow the service at Sully Cemetery in Sully.
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Margaret Stemsrud Tubaugh

May 17, 1922 - March 4, 2017

Margaret Stemsrud Tubaugh, age 94, of Grinnell, died on Saturday, March 5, 2017, at Windsor Manor in Grinnell with her family by her side. A celebration of her life will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 8th at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Pastor John Epperson officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant Township Cemetery in Ewart. Visitation will be held prior to her...
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Lyle E. Muckler

March 18, 1928 - March 4, 2017

Lyle Muckler, 88, of Grinnell, died on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 17, 2017, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. John Epperson, Chaplain of Grinnell Regional Hospice, officiating. Casket Bearers will be his grandchildren. The Iowa Funeral Honor Guard of Camp Dodge will perform the military...
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Florence Maria Cooper

January 22, 1935 - February 25, 2017

Florence Maria Cooper, 82, of Kellogg, died on February 25, 2017, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 1st, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. John Epperson, Grinnell Regional Hospice Chaplain, officiating. Pallbearers will be Donald and Jerry Henning, Hannah and Sarah Kielly, Dale Lenz and Chuck Van Thournout. Burial...
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Maxine Thompson

May 24, 1924 - February 23, 2017

Maxine Thompson, 92, of Grinnell, died on Thursday, February 23, 2017, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. A memorial gathering will be 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 20, 2017, in the Social Center of St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. Rev. John Epperson has been invited to share some memories of Maxine. Memorials may be directed to PALS or to Grinnell Regional Hospice and sent in care of the Smith...
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Eric Jon Van Zee

June 19, 1962 - February 22, 2017

Eric Jon Van Zee, 54, of Holiday Lake, near Brooklyn, died February 22, 2017, at his home. Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Sunday, February 26th, at the Victor United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Davis officiating. Pianist/organist will be Fred Stiefel accompanied by Betty Stiefel on flute. Pallbearers will be Tom Boyle, Bart Bucklin, Roger Nearmyer, Dennis Robinson, Scott...
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Jeffrey Davis

June 30, 1949 - February 22, 2017

Jeff L. Davis, 67, of Grinnell, died on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, peacefully in his sleep at his hom. A celebration of his life will be held 10:30 a.m., on Monday, February 27, 2017, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell. Burial will be at Prairie View Cemetery in Gilman. Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, from 12 noon until 5:00 p.m. His family will be present...
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Daniel Eugene Provin

November 2, 1955 - February 21, 2017

Daniel Eugene Provin, 61, of Brooklyn and formerly of Guernsey died February 21, 2017, at the Brooklyn Estates. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 25, at the Smith Funeral Home in Victor, with the Rev. Doug Dauenbaugh, pastor of the Guernsey United Methodist Church, officiating. Pallbearers will be Shane Brown, Derek Hall, Anthony, Jeremy and Kyler Provin and...
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Ida Starnes

October 26, 1928 - February 21, 2017

Ida Starnes, 88, of Grinnell, died on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, February 25, 2017, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. John Epperson officiating. Casket Bearers will be Jason Conn, Don Fleener, Trent Fleener, Brandt Fleener, Jack Conn, Kyle Conn and Glenn Baker. Honorary Bearers will be...
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Ken D. Pearce

May 26, 1944 - February 14, 2017

Ken Pearce, age 72, of Grinnell, died on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. A celebration of his life will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 17th at St. John's Lutheran Church in Grinnell with Pastor Kathryn Roys officiating. Interment with military honors will follow the service at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m....
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Donald L. Franklin

July 4, 1923 - February 12, 2017

Donald Lee Franklin, 93, of Grinnell, Iowa passed away Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Windsor Manor. Don was born July 4, 1923, the son of Grafton and Arvilla (Sewell) Franklin. After graduating from Verdel High School, Don entered the U.S. Navy on June 2, 1941 and served during World II aboard the SC 709. Don was honored by a special citation for his Bravery and Coolness Under Perilous...
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Betty J. Bettenga

November 10, 1937 - February 11, 2017

Betty J. Bettenga, age 79, of Grinnell, passed peacefully from this life on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. A celebration of her life will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, February 16th at the Calvary Baptist Church in Grinnell with Pastor Don Johnston officiating. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Hudson Cemetery in Hudson, Iowa. ...
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Robert Schnell Brierly

March 9, 1929 - February 10, 2017

Robert S. Brierly, 87, of Grinnell, died February 10, 2017, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 18, at the Grinnell United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Crow officiating. Organist will be Juli Bey. A private family burial will be held prior to the memorial service at St. Andrews Cemetery near Sully. In lieu of flowers,...
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Ethel Taylor

December 6, 1924 - February 10, 2017

Ethel Wright Taylor, 92, of Brooklyn, died on Friday, February 10, 2017 at Brooklyn Community Estates in Brooklyn, Iowa. A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 16, 2017, at Little Mt. Baptist Cemetery, near Montezuma, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the Ethel Taylor Memorial Fund and sent in care of the Smith Funeral Home, PO Box 368, Grinnell, Iowa 50112. ...
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