Obituaries

Gilbert L. Hansen

Gilbert L. Hansen, 92, passed away Friday, January 19, 2024, at Virginia Gay Hospital, following complications of COPD. Memorial services will be 11:30 a.m., Thursday, January 25, 2024, at the Vinton Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dennis Morey officiating. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until time of service.

Beverly Baldwin

Beverly Baldwin, 87, passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at La Porte City Specialty Care, following a short illness. Services: 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 27, 2024, at Geneseo Methodist Church, Buckingham, with Pastor Jim Turner as officiant. Burial: Westview Cemetery, La Porte City. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday at the church from 9:00 a.

Edwin A. Baldwin

Edwin A. Baldwin, 87, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2024, at La Porte City Specialty Care, following a short illness. Services: 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 27, 2024, at Geneseo Methodist Church, Buckingham, with Pastor Jim Turner as officiant. Burial: Westview Cemetery, La Porte City. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday at the church from 9:00 a.

Bonita M. Wilson

Bonita M. Wilson, 92, of Van Horne, Iowa, was welcomed into heaven on January 17, 2024, at the Keystone Nursing Care Center following a short illness. A private family graveside service at Salem Cemetery, Van Horne, will be held later this year. Bonita Mae Brehm was born on September 27, 1931, at the Fry family farm east of Van Horne, the daughter of Herman and Mildred (Fry) Brehm.

Pamela Rose Henkel

In loving memory:Pamela Rose Henkel, age 70, of Flowery Branch, Georgia. and formerly of Garrison passed away on Friday, January 5, 2024. A memorial service was held in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home, officiated by Dr Bill Coates in Buford, Georgia. Mrs. Henkel was born on December 29th, 1953, in Vinton, Iowa. She graduated in 1972 from Washington High School in Vinton.

Margaret Brinkmeyer

Margaret Brinkmeyer, 96, passed away on December 17, 2023, in St. Louis, Missouri. She was born on July 11, 1927, in Dysart, Iowa, to Howard and Bernice (Clause) Barnes. Margaret attended school in Dysart graduating from Dysart High School in 1945. She attended Cornell College and the University of Iowa graduating in 1950. While there she was a member of the University Chorus and the Scottish Highlanders.

Harriet Mae Pickart

Harriet Mae Pickart, 95, of Amana, Ia., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024 following a brief illness at Compass Memorial Hospital in Marengo, Ia.Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23rd at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Norway, Ia. Interment will be at the Norway Cemetery.A visitation will be held on Monday, Jan. 22, 2024 from 4-7 p.

(Mary) Yvonne Livingston Fischer

(Mary) Yvonne Livingston Fischer was born August 16, 1926, in Iowa City, Iowa, to W. Ross and Zella Livingston. Yvonne passed away on January 14, 2024.Yvonne graduated from the University Experimental High School in Iowa City, the University of Iowa in 1947 with a BA in Economics, and the University of Iowa in 1960 with an MA in Social Studies. Some of her many honors included Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Lambda Delta (freshman honorary), Mortar Board and Pi Lambda Theta.

Eleanor Mae Grieder

Eleanor Mae Grieder, 87, of Shellsburg, IA passed away January 16, 2024 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, IA. Eleanor was born May 27, 1936 to Carroll and Esther (Tesar) Miller in Belle Plaine. She graduated from Belle Plaine High School, class of 1954.  Eleanor married her high school sweetheart Richard Grieder on June 26, 1955 at Christ United Methodist Church in Belle Plaine.

Robert “Bob” Paulsen

Robert “Bob” Paulsen 96 of Newhall Iowa passed away Friday. January 12, 2024 at the Vinton Lutheran Home. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Tuesday January 23, 2024, at St John Lutheran Church, Newhall.  A Funeral service will follow at 10:30 am Tuesday January 23, 2024, with Rev. Nick Palmer officiating.  Burial St John Lutheran Cemetery west of Newhall with graveside military rites.
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