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Russell LeRoy Knipp

By Phillips Funeral Home · January 24th, 2020
Russell LeRoy Knipp, age 84, of Belle Plaine, formerly of Keystone, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 23, 2020, at Belle Plaine Specialty Care of heart failure.A celebration of Russell’s life will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Phillips Funeral Home in Keystone. Friends may visit with the family from 9:30 AM until service time also at the funeral home.

John Edward Carbaugh

By Phillips Funeral Home · January 23rd, 2020
John Edward Carbaugh, age 80, of Fairfax, formerly of Atkins, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 20, 2020, at the Hiawatha Care Center.A celebration of John’s life will be held at the Atkins Legion Hall from 2:00 until 7:00 PM, Saturday, February 1, 2020.John was born on February 8, 1939, in Cedar Rapids, to Humphrey and Ida (Williams) Carbaugh.

Kathleen S. Kubik

By Phillips Funeral Home · January 23rd, 2020
Kathleen S. Kubik, 74, died Saturday, December 28, 2019 at the Vinton Lutheran Home following an extended illness.  To honor her wishes, she was cremated. A Memorial Service will be held at 10 AM, Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Oak Grove Church in Shellsburg with Pastor Matt Magee officiating.  Friends may register from 9 until service time.

Lewis Waldo Newell

By Phillips Funeral Home · January 21st, 2020
Lewis Waldo Newell, age 92, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 17, 2020, at Colonial Manor in Amana.His body has been donated to the University of Iowa for anatomical study. There will be no public services.Lewis was born on August 13, 1927, in Laurens, Iowa, to Loyal and Laura (Schreyer) Newell.

Dakota Parks Schorg

By Vinton Today · January 19th, 2020
Dakota Schorg, 21, of Blairstown, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, after injuries suffered in a car accident. Celebration of Life gathering: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at the Blairstown American Legion, 102 Benton St. NE, Blairstown, IA 52209. Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Cedar Rapids, is caring for Dakota and his family.

Beverly Winkie

By Vinton Today · January 19th, 2020
Beverly (Bev) Winkie, 86, of Belle Plaine, Iowa, passed away Thursday, January 16, 2020, at the Oldorf Hospice House, Hiawatha, Iowa.Bev was born August 11, 1933, to John and Bertha (Janssen) Kraft in rural Chickasaw County, Iowa. She graduated from Ionia High School, Ionia, Iowa, in 1951. Following high school,she received her teaching certificate at the Iowa State Teachers College and later returned to receive her BA in elementary education.


By Vinton Today · January 19th, 2020
Janice Clair Shogren, 86, of Belle Plaine, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, at her home. Jan was born Dec. 21, 1933, to Arnold and Madonna (Peters) Vollstedt in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She graduated from Lincoln High School in Council Bluffs in 1952. She attended Iowa State University before transferring to Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, receiving her teaching certificate and later receiving her bachelor's degree in education.

Darwin Robert Selk

By Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home · January 17th, 2020
Darwin Robert Selk, 84, died Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospice in Cedar Rapids.Funeral services will be 10:30 Saturday, January 18, 2020 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Garrison with Pastor Mark Leckband officiating. Visitation will be at the church an hour before services on Saturday.

Carol Overbey

By Phillips Funeral Home · January 16th, 2020
Carol Overbey, age 75, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 13, 2020 at Unity Point St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. A private celebration of Carol’s life will be held.Carol was born on December 23, 1944, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Millard “Bud” and Analah (Huntley) McCann. Carol worked as a Registered Nurse at several care centers during her nursing career.


By Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home · January 14th, 2020
Helen Joan (Long, Cummings) Robertson of Memphis Mo, formerly of Vinton, passed away January 9, 2020 at her home.A memorial visitation will be held from 4 to 7 pm, Friday, January 17, 2020 at Van Steenhyuse-Russell Funeral Home in Vinton.Helen was born October 20, 1947 to Clark and Maxine (Lindsey) Long in Urbana, Iowa.

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