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John “Masher” Eugene Papesh

By Hrabak-Neuhaus Funeral Service · April 1st, 2021
John “Masher” Eugene Papesh, 67, of Belle Plaine, IA passed away April 1, 2021 at his home, surrounded by family.John was born October 26, 1953 to Eugene and Joyce Papesh at the Corn Belt Hospital in Belle Plaine. He attended Belle Plaine High School. He drove a semi for his father for 3 years, then went to work for Manatt’s driving truck.

Margaret “Peggy” Louise Daniels

By Hrabak-Neuhaus Funeral Service · April 1st, 2021
Margaret “Peggy” Louise Daniels, 71, of Belle Plaine, IA passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at Belle Plaine Specialty Care, Belle Plaine, IA.Peggy was born July 23, 1949 to Ward and Margaret (Walton) Hilton in Belle Plaine. She grew up in Elberon, attending the Elberon Community Schools as well as the Dysart Community Schools.

Timothy “Tim” Kemp

By Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home · March 31st, 2021
Timothy “Tim” Kemp, 65, passed away from lung cancer at the Ed and Joan Hemphill Hospice Unit at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, March 30, 2021.Private graveside services will be held at Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton.Tim was born January 28, 1956 in Vinton, Iowa, the son of F. Rex and Marian Zimmerman Kemp.

Dennis J. Fratzke

By Vinton Today · March 31st, 2021
Dennis J. Fratzke October 15, 1950 – March 31, 2021Dennis Fratzke, loving husband, father, grandfather, and loyal Cubs fan passed away on March 31 in Iowa City after battling cancer. The son of Aaron Fratzke and Eleanor Johnson Fratzke, Dennis was born in Independence. There he met his wife of 51 years, the former Sandra Simon when she skated into his heart at a roller rink.

Norma Jean Chilcote

By Hrabak-Neuhaus Funeral Service · March 31st, 2021
Norma Jean Chilcote, 85, of Belle Plaine, IA passed away March 30, 2021 at Brooklyn Community Estates, Brooklyn, IA.Norma was born November 12, 1935 in Oskaloosa, IA to Clifford and Juanita (Beach) Leathers. She grew up on a farm and graduated from Delta Community School. Following school, Norma worked as a seamstress at Big Smith Overhaul Factory in Oskaloosa where she met Clifford Chilcote.

Sheila Rae (David) Behn

By Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home · March 30th, 2021
Sheila Rae (David) Behn, 79, peacefully passed away at her daughter's home surrounded by family on March 29, 2021. Public visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel Stateroom.Sheila was born in Forest City, Iowa, on Aug. 7, 1941. She graduated from Washington High School and furthered her education at the University of Nebraska in the field of radiological technology.

Robert McFarland

By Vinton Today · March 27th, 2021
Robert Levi McFarland, 46, of Ely, passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, while performing his duties as a Correctional Officer at Anamosa State Penitentiary in Anamosa, Iowa. Public visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Sunday, March 28, 2021 at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Cedar Rapids, located at 2121 Bowling Street SW.

Robert Frank Lorenz

By Vinton Today · March 26th, 2021
Robert Frank Lorenz Obituary Robert Frank Lorenz died on March 11, 2021. He was born on June 26, 1925 to Louis E. and Frances (Moravek) Lorenz at St. Luke's Hospital in Davenport, Iowa, where he grew up with his half-brother Merrill C. Lorenz and sister Frances Anna. Robert and Roberta Lou (Bobbie) Kaufmann were married on April 15, 1956 in Oelwein, Iowa and together raised a family of four children.

Carmen C. Wirth

By Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home · March 25th, 2021
Carmen C. Wirth, 87, died Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at the Vinton Lutheran Home from natural causes.Private graveside services will be held.Carmen was born December 28, 1933, in rural Vinton, the first daughter of Ivan and Leona Krug Rammelsberg. While attending Garrison High School, Carmen worked for the Garrison Canning Factory and continued to work there following graduation in 1952.

Jeanette Eva (Fiene) Blazicek

By Phillips Funeral Home · March 25th, 2021
Jeanette Eva (Fiene) Blazicek. age 101, died Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab in Vinton.Private family graveside services will be held on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Evergreen Cemetery in Vinton. Condolences or memorials may be forwarded to Larry Blazicek 409 Sunset Drive. Fairfax, IA 52228.

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