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Obituaries

Mary Ann Thorman

Mary Ann Thorman, 100, Blairstown, Iowa, passed away dearly loved by her family on May 16, 2022 at Virginia Gay Nursing & Rehab in Vinton, Iowa after an extended illness. Services will be held at St. John’s Catholic Church in Blairstown, Iowa at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2022 with Rev. Craig Steimel officiating. Interment will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Blairstown with Military Honors by the Blairstown American Legion.

Deanna L. (Anders) Kerker

Deanna L. (Anders) Kerker, 59, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2022 due to complications of long term Covid 19.Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, May 21, 2022 at the Phillips Funeral Home Chapel (212 E. 6th Street) in Vinton.  Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until service time on Saturday at the funeral home.  A celebration of Deanna’s life will also be held at a later date.
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Peggy M. Schmelzer

Peggy M. Schmelzer, 72, of Kewanee, died Sunday, May 15, 2022, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. Peggy was born March 17, 1950, in Council Bluffs, IA, the daughter of Warren T. and Barbara M. (McCann) Krehbiel. She graduated from Notre Dame High School, Burlington, IA, and attended Scott Community College, Burlington, IA and Black Hawk College.

Steven Charles Schwab

Steven Charles Schwab, 72, of Belle Plaine, Iowa passed away May 13, 2022 at his home surrounded by family.Steven was born May 3, 1950 in Belle Plaine, IA to Charles Henry and Gladys Mary (Hoyt) Schwab following the passing of his mother he was raised by his father and step-mother, Dorothy (Kramer) Schwab. Steve graduated from Belle Plaine High School the class of 1968.

Jerry Wayne Keel

Jerry Wayne Keel, age 65, died Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at his home in Shellsburg, following a short illness. Per Jerry’s wishes, he will be cremated and will have a private family burial. Jerry was born on June 24, 1956 at Vinton to Wilbert and Audrey (Husted) Keel.  He graduated from Shellsburg High School with the class of 1974.  Jerry worked as an electrical technician at Rockwell Collins prior to completing his degree and starting his own business, Keel Electric, in which he repaired TV’s, stereos and small appliances.
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Robert Louis Lathrop

Robert Louis Lathrop, 70, of Cedar Rapids, died Wednesday May 11, 2022, surrounded by his family. Services: 11 a.m. Monday, May 16, at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories, where a visitation will begin at 10 a.m. until service time. Entombment: Cedar Memorial Park Mausoleum with full military honors. The Rev. Jayme Glenn-Burns will officiate. Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lisa Ann (Engelking) Price

Lisa Ann (Engelking) Price, 63, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at her home in Vinton, with her family by her side.Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, May 19, 2022 at the Phillips Funeral Home Chapel (212 E. 6th Street) in Vinton, with Rev. Kurt Brubaker officiating.  Interment will be held at Salem Cemetery, Van Horne.

Tracy Lynn Bevins

Tracy Lynn Bevins, 52, of Vinton, Iowa, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2022. Tracy was born Feb. 27, 1970, to Duane Bevins and Diane (Tesdahl) McCarte.She is survived by her lifelong partner of 25 years, Mark Rocarek; her children, Cassie (Adam) O'Shogay, Karissa McAtee, Genna Rocarek and Tanner Rocarek; three brothers, Robert Bevins, Brett Bevins and Shawn McCarte; and her faithful four-legged companion, Peaches.
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Cheryl L. Cook

After a courageous four year battle with non-small cell lung cancer, Cheryl L. Cook, 63, of Vinton, passed away at her home on Monday, May 9, 2022 with her family surrounding her.Visitation will be held 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 14, 2022 at Van Steenhuyse-Teahen Funeral Home in Vinton.  Following visitation, a Celebration of Life will be held at the Vinton Country Club from 2:00 to 5:00 p.

Charlotte Kerkman

Charlotte Kerkman of Blairstown passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 5, 2022, at the age of three months and seven days. Funeral service: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 12, at the Blairstown American Legion with the Rev. Diane Vorhies officiating. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 11, at the Blairstown American Legion. A memorial fund has been established.
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