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Ralph J. Smith

By Phillips Funeral Home · February 10th, 2019
Ralph J. Smith, 97 of Yorktown, Indiana and formerly of Vinton, IA died February 7, 2019 at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana. Ralph was born August 27, 1921 in Lucas, South Dakota to Charles H. and Ella G. (Doring) Smith. He attended Dallas Public High School in Dallas, South Dakota. At the age of 15, to help support his family during the Great Depression, he worked harvesting potatoes and beets in Idaho, repairing windmills in Wyoming, and worked on the Union Pacific railroad.

Nancy Carol Eichhorn

By Valerie Close · February 8th, 2019
Nancy Carol Eichhorn, 80, of Belle Plaine, Iowa passed away Monday, February 4, 2019 at The Gardens of Cedar Rapids. Services are 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 11, 2019 at Hrabak-Neuhaus Funeral Service, Belle Plaine, Iowa with Pastor Tom Petersen officiating. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Joyce Frances Coffin

By Valerie Close · February 8th, 2019
Joyce Frances Coffin was born near Elberon, Iowa on June 9, 1929, to Leonard and Beatrice (Hach) Ulch. She grew up on the farm, attended schools in Clutier, Kane #9, Dysart and Belle Plaine graduating in 1946. She went on to then Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, receiving her BA in Mathematics in 1959.

Roy Stewart Johnson Jr.

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 7th, 2019
Roy Stewart Johnson Jr., 84, of Rochester, devout and loyal husband, father and grandfather, died Feb. 3, 2019, after a courageous battle against metastatic prostate cancer that spread to his bone marrow. He died, surrounded by family members, at Seasons Hospice House. Roy was born March 4, 1934, to Roy and Hildegard “Hilly” Johnson in Chicago.

Deb Shellhorn

By Valerie Close · February 7th, 2019
Deb Schellhorn, 67, of Urbana, Iowa, passed away Feb. 5, 2019, at UnityPoint-St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Center Point, Iowa. Funeral service: 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the funeral home.

Carl Junior Edmonds

By Van Steenhuyse Russell Funeral Home · February 6th, 2019
Carl Junior Edmonds, 88, died Tuesday, February 05, 2019 of liver cancer at the Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab in Vinton. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Vinton Presbyterian Church with Rev. Jessica Crane-Munoz officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, February 8 at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home in Vinton.

William "Billy" Reasor

By Valerie Close · February 6th, 2019
William "Billy" Reasor, 41, passed away suddenly Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, due to complications of diabetes. He was a resident of Shellsburg for many years. Billy was born Sept. 29, 1977, to William and Leona Reasor in Cedar Rapids. He is survived by his sister, Julie Harmon of Atkins, (formerly Shellsburg); nieces, Jessica Harmon of Shellsburg and Jennifer Harmon of Newhall, along with her twin sons, Jayden and Jorden Harmon; and his nephew, Jared McNeal of Shellsburg.

Rita Kay McCartney

By Valerie Close · February 4th, 2019
Rita Kay McCartney, 76, of Center Point, Iowa, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at UnityPoint Health-St. Luke's Hospital. Friends may visit with the family Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Teahen Funeral Home. Burial: Rogers Grove Cemetery, Ely. Rita is survived by her daughter, Connie (Jim "Tiny") Takes of Center Point; a son, Brian of Marion; grandchildren, Zach (Katrina), Sydney, Brody and Brogan; two great-grandchildren, Kaylee and Nevaeh; three brothers, Jerry (Shirley) McAtee of Solon, Larry ( Marge) McAtee of Lisbon, and Duane (A...

Peter R. Beau

By Valerie Close · February 3rd, 2019
Peter R. Beau, 71, of South Wayne, WI and formerly of Dubuque, passed away Friday, February 1, 2019 at home. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, at Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 3860 Asbury Rd., Dubuque. Sharing of memories will take place from 12 p.

Jerry "Jake" Gerard

By Valerie Close · February 2nd, 2019
Jerry “Jake” Gerard, 71, of Belle Plaine, IA passed away on Fri. Feb. 1, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, IA. Memorial service is 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Hrabak-Neuhaus Funeral Service, Belle Plaine, IA. Visitation is 4-6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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