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Available Resources for Dealing with Grief

By Valerie Close, Editor · May 12th, 2019
Life sometimes seems overwhelming when we lose a loved one. Fortunately, we live in a day and age that has made various resources available if you know where to look.The other day I stumbled across a local resource for those seeking help to deal with the loss of a loved one. The resource is found on one of our local funeral home websites at VanSteenhuyse-Russel Funeral Home.

Kathy Lynne Luze

By Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home · May 9th, 2019
Kathy Lynne Luze, 68, died Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics after a courageous battle with leukemia.Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Vinton Presbyterian Church with Rev. Jessica Crane-Munoz officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 7 pm AT THE CHURCH on Friday, May 10, and after 10 a.

Roger William Higgins

By Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home · May 9th, 2019
Roger William Higgins, 77, died Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at MercyOne in Waterloo from complications of a vehicular accident. Funeral services will be 4 pm Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the Mt. Auburn United Methodist Church with Pastor Annette Kruse officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 7 pm Friday, May 10, at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home in Vinton and for an hour before services at the church on Saturday.


By Vinton Today · May 8th, 2019
Ellen Ashley (Michelson) Fike, 30, of Blairstown, Iowa, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died April 29, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 10, at First Church of the Nazarene, 3113 First Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids. Pastor Tim Carter will officiate. Survivors include her husband, Nathan Fike; a son, Caleb Fike; her parents, Paul and Lisa Michelson; and her brother, Jacob Mickelson.

Marianna L. (Fish) Nichols

By Phillips Funeral Home · May 8th, 2019
Marianna L. (Fish) Nichols, age 73, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Vinton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha, with her family by her side, following a two year battle with cancer.Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Phillips Funeral Home Chapel (212 E.

James M. Bomar

By Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home · May 7th, 2019
James M. Bomar, 57, died Friday, May 3, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.Services are pending.James Mahan Bomar was born January 19, 1962, the son of Paul and Janet Mahan Bomar. He graduated from Vinton High School in 1980. Jim served his country in the United States Army for fouryears and in the United States Marines for another six years.

Terry L. Witt

By Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home · May 6th, 2019
Terry L. Witt, 62, died Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo.A Celebration of Terry’s life will be held at 3 pm Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Dew Drop in Gilbertille.Terry was born September 10, 1956 in Cedar Rapids, IA, the son of Alvin and Patricia Glass Witt. He graduated from Vinton High School.

Eva Brecht

By Vinton Today · May 5th, 2019
Eva Brecht, 86, of Walker, Iowa, died Friday, May 3, 2019, at her home. A joint burial will be held for George and Eva at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at the Walker Cemetery, Walker, Iowa, followed by a Celebration of Life from 4 to 6 p.m. at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Center Point, Iowa, with a service beginning at 6 p.

Beverly Thompson

By Vinton Today · May 3rd, 2019
On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, Beverly Thompson entered the gates of heaven at the age of 85.Bev was born December 2, 1933, in Dawson, Iowa, to Harold and Monna (Woodward) Lenihan. She grew up in Burlington, Iowa, and met and married her husband, Don Thompson, in April, 1954. Together, she and Don owned and operated the Dairy Queen in Tipton, Iowa, and raised four children there: Teresa, Scott, Tina and Connie.

Chauncey Lee Reinhardt Raue

By Vinton Today · May 3rd, 2019
Please join the Raue family as we gather to honor Chauncey in a time of remembrance. The service led by Pastor Matt Hantz, will be held on Saturday, May 11th, at 4:00 p.m. at Blessed Hope Community Church in Vinton. Immediately following the service will be a time of fellowship and a meal served at the church.

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