Gary Lee Schuldt, 74, died suddenly in his home on May 16, 2021, in Tucson, Ariz.Gary was born on July 15, 1946, in Vinton, Iowa, son of Lester and Pearl (Alpers) Schuldt. He graduated from Van Horne High School in 1964 and subsequently attended Wartburg College. He joined the U.S. Navy in October of 1969, served in the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged in 1972.
Nancy Louise (Winsor) Flickinger,74, of Vinton, passed away peacefully at her home on May 23, 2021 with family by her side.She was born November 23, 1946 in Brandon, Iowa the daughter of Richard Floyd Winsor and Wanda Louise Fuller. She graduated from Vinton Community School in 1965, and was the City Clerk for the City of Garrison, Iowa for many years.
Darlene "Babi" M. Breja, 89, of Belle Plaine, IA passed away May 28, 2021 at Keystone Care Center surrounded by family.Darlene was born August 6, 1931 on the family farm rural Chelsea, to John and Elsie Koutney. She attended country school in Chelsea, graduated from South Tama High School and later Paris Beauty School. Babi grew up with her 3 sisters who she adored.
Warren B. Hendryx of Fort Wayne, Ind., passed away on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at Parkview Randallia Hospital. He was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on March 11, 1932, to Dick J. and Mabel (Smith) Hendryx who predeceased him. He grew up in eastern Iowa having lived in the towns of Alburnett, Tama, and finally in Vinton, where he graduated from Lincoln High School in 1949.
Monette McVay, 71, of Norway, IA passed away Sunday, May 23, 2021 at Mercy Hospital, Cedar Rapids, IA.Monette was born December 10, 1949 to Nathan and Hazel (Ford) Coates in Port St. Joe, FL. She graduated in 1968 from Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids. Monette married Richard McVay on October 23, 1976 in Moline, IL. Together they raised their children in Norway, IA where she worked at Ray Grocery Store, then Frontier for about 15 years.
Ruth Scheetz, 95, of Luzerne, IA passed away Monday, May 24, 2021 at Windsor Manor, Vinton, IA.Ruth was born October 24, 1925 to August and Elizabeth (Kranz) Janssen on the family farm near Vinton, IA. She graduated from Newhall High School in 1943 and worked for a short time following school. Ruth married Elmer Scheetz on January 4, 1948 at St. John Lutheran Church, Newhall.
Charlotte Fye was ten days shy of her 94th birthday when she passed away on May 18.Charlotte was married to David Fye in 1947. The couple had six children: Mona (Pytr) Knoll, John (deceased), Peg (David) O’Rourke, Robbie (Leon) Fye Leach, Tammy (Ron) Carolan and Lissa (Loren) Lippmann. She found joy in her eleven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Donald Joseph Skalsky Jr., 64, of Norway, died Thursday, May 20, 2021. Celebration of life services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 24, 2021, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Cedar Rapids, located at 2121 Bowling St. SW, with burial to follow in Linwood Cemetery, near Norway. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 23, 2021, at Brosh Chapel.
William Lyle “Bill” Benson, 93, passed away Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday May 29, 2021 at the Phillips Funeral Home Chapel (212 E. 6th Street) in Vinton. Interment will be held at Maplewood Cemetery in Vinton. with graveside military rites by the Geo.
Patricia Ann (Hepker) Hopper, age 76, passed away Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at her home with her family by her side.Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, May 24, 2021 at the First Christian Church in Vinton with Rev. Dick Jumper officiating. Interment will be held at a later date at Maplewood Cemetery in Vinton. Friends may call from 9:30 AM until service time on Monday at the church.