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Elaine Esther Tumilty

By Phillips Funeral Home · January 14th, 2020
Elaine Esther Tumilty, age 78, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab in Vinton. Memorial visitation will be held from 9:30 until 11:30 AM, Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Shellsburg Presbyterian Church. A memorial service will follow at 11:45 AM with Rev.

Wayne Lee Davis

By Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home · January 11th, 2020
Wayne Lee Davis, 71, died Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Hospice of Mercy in Hiawatha.Honoring Wayne’s wishes, services will be private.Wayne was born February 28, 1948 in Cedar Rapids, the son of Jack and Mary Mounts Davis. He graduated from Prairie High School and attended Kirkwood Community College.

Michael (Mike) Lee Griffith

By Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home · January 11th, 2020
Michael (Mike) Lee Griffith, 30, died Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Garrison, Iowa following a work accident.Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Vinton Presbyterian Church with Pastor Jessica Crane-Munoz officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 4:00 to 7:00 p.

Charles H. Ries

By Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home · January 11th, 2020
Charles H. Ries, 86, passed away on January 10, 2020 at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House in Hiawatha, surrounded by his family.Visitation will be 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, January 12, 2020 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Vinton and for an hour before Mass at the church on Monday. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.

Geraldine Marie (Foley) Martin

By Phillips Funeral Home · January 9th, 2020
Geraldine Marie (Foley) Martin, age 92, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House in Hiawatha. A rosary will be recited at 1:45 PM, Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Van Horne, with visitation following from 2:00 until 5:00 PM, also at the church.

Marian (Mary) Siegfreid

By Vinton Today · January 8th, 2020
Marian (Mary) Siegfreid, 94, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, at her home after a seven-month battle with ovarian cancer.Marian Siegfreid, 94Mary was born Sept. 12, 1925, on a farm in Big Grove Township, Benton Country, Iowa, the daughter of George and Elsie (Hanneman) Schueler.

Jerome “Jerry” Sonka Jr.

By Phillips Funeral Home · January 8th, 2020
Jerome “Jerry” Sonka Jr., age 75, died Monday, January 6, 2020, at his home in rural Newhall.Memorial services will be held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Phillips Funeral Home Chapel (212 E. 6th Street) in Vinton. The family will greet friends from 1:00 until service time at the funeral home on Saturday.

Duane Leo Holtz

By Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home · January 5th, 2020
Duane Leo Holtz, 75, died peacefully Saturday, January 4, 2020 at the Keystone Nursing Care Center from complications of Parkinson's Disease. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home, Vinton. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 8, at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home.

Doris Lunde

By Vinton Today · January 5th, 2020
Former Vinton teacher, Doris Lunde, 91, of Traer, died December 31, 2019, of natural causes. She was born July 12, 1928, in Quarry, Iowa, daughter of Jerome and Mamie (Haskell) Lunde. Doris graduated from high school in Marshalltown, and UNI (formerly Iowa State Teachers College) in 1948. Traer was her home while she taught for 31 years in several Iowa schools and after retirement.

Wilbur Clarence Kleckner

By Vinton Today · January 2nd, 2020
Wilbur Clarence Kleckner, 91 of Elma, Iowa, formerly of Riceville, passed away Saturday, December 28, 2019 at Colonial Manor. Wilbur was born August 21, 1928 in Riceville, to Henry Clarence and Opal Merle (Torney) Kleckner and was raised on the family farm. He attended a rural one-room school (Jamestown No.

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