Sandra Marie Schulte, 76, of Norway, IA passed away Thursday, January 28, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, IA.Sandra was born October 26, 1944 to Wayne and Helen (Kokes) McVay in Cedar Rapids, IA. She graduated from Norway High School. On July 25, 1962 Sandy married Jerry Schulte at St. Michael’s Church in Norway. Sandy was blessed with being a homemaker and mom to her four children.
Bryce “Buck” E. England, 81, of Cedar Rapids, IA was taken home to be with his Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ on January 26, 2021 at his home.Buck was born January 7, 1940 to Leota and William “Ed” England in Bowling Green, MO. He graduated from Belle Plaine High School. Buck was class president and captain of his basketball team that played in the state championship.
Daniel Edward Kochuyt, 69, of Shellsburg, Iowa, died suddenly at his home. Private family services will be held. All invited guests are respectfully requested to wear a mask and practice social distancing. A livestream of the funeral Mass may be accessed on the funeral home website tribute page for Dan, under "photos and videos or media," starting at 10:30 a.
D. Mark Haisch, 55, passed away January 21, 2021 at MercyOne West Des Moines Medical Center after fighting a long and courageous battle. Mark was born on November 22, 1965 to Lloyd and Betty Lou (Ellefson) Haisch in Vinton, Iowa and was raised in Brandon, Iowa. He graduated from Independence High School in 1984. On September 16, 1989 he married his best friend Barb in Independence, Iowa.
Gene Burry, 89, passed away peacefully Monday, January 25, 2021, at Ravenwood Specialty Care Center in Waterloo.Funeral services will be at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home in Vinton. Visitation will be from 10-11:30 on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Garrison Cemetery. Military Rites will be performed at the funeral home by the Iowa Military Funeral Honors Guard.
Nathan Hesson, 37, was called to his heavenly home on Thursday, January 21, 2021, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, following a long and challenging recovery from his fifth open-heart surgery.A visitation will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Vinton on Wednesday, January 27 from 3-7 pm; honoring Nathan’s wishes, the casket will be closed during public visitation.
Linda Triggiani, 72, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Cedar Rapids, with a visitation one hour prior. Burial will follow at National Cemetery in Vining, Iowa. All guests are respectfully requested to wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Marjorie “Marj” Ann O’Brien, 80, of Belle Plaine, IA passed away Saturday, January 23, 2021, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law after a long battle with COPD.Marjorie was born July 2, 1940, the daughter of Mark and Nina (Haigh) Thurm. She grew up in Manchester and graduated from Manchester High School in 1958. She was united in marriage to Jack O’Brien on December 26, 1959.
Annette “Nettie” R. McLennan, 56, of Belle Plaine, IA passed away January 22, 2021, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, IA.Annette “Nettie” Rene Van Scoyoc was born January 30, 1964, to Connie C. Rhodes and Darwin M. Van Scoyoc in Marengo, IA.Annette grew up in Belle Plaine enjoying her childhood friends who formed lifelong bonds. Her family lived for a time in the country where she enjoyed riding her horse, Patches.
Mark Fry unexpectedly passed from this present life into the full presence, wonder and glory of Jesus Christ on Jan. 20, 2021. He was 64.Mark left a legacy of love by how he lived his life. He embodied peace and a steady, never-rushed, never-wavering, always-at-ease way of thinking, living and relating. He selflessly exemplified what it means to be fully present in the moment with another person, genuinely seeing someone’s attributes and contributions and then lifting their spirit with a timely word, crafted just for them and inspiring them to courageously move forward.