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Obituaries

Rustin “Rusty” E. Geiger

Rustin “Rusty” E. Geiger, 47, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2024, at Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab, Vinton, following a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 18, at First Chrisitan Church, Vinton, with Pastor Richard Jumper officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., Thursday, at the church.

Yvonne L. Fischer

A Celebration of Life visitation for Yvonne will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 1-3:00 p.m.at the Vinton Country Club. The family welcomes you to stop by and share a memory during the visitation.
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Tommy James Thomas

Tommy James Thomas was tragically taken away on April 2nd, 2024 due to injuries received from a motor vehicle accident.  Tommy was born to Robert and Donna Thomas on August 31st, 1971 in Monticello, Iowa.Tommy received his HVAC degree at Kirkwood Community College.  Tommy worked a variety of jobs.  Tommy started at Cornell College in January 2019 as a maintenance technician.

Darlene W. Monroe

Darlene W. Monroe, 92, of Traer and formerly of Dysart, passed away on April 6, 2024.  The funeral will be on Friday, April 12, 2024, at 10:30 AM, at Zion Lutheran Church in Dysart.  The burial will follow in Dysart Cemetery.  The visitation will be on Thursday, April 11, 2024, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM, at Zion Lutheran Church in Dysart.  Darlene was born on the family farm near Clutier, on May 22, 1931, to Edward and Mabel (Lorenzen) Norden.

Susan C. Walker

Susan C. Walker, 56, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2024, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, following a brief illness. Memorial services will be 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 13, at Van Steenhuyse-Teahen Funeral Home, Vinton, with Chaplain Brian Reeves officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.Susan was born November 13, 1967, the daughter of Donald and Shirley (Anderson) Walker.
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Linda Kay (Van Nevel) Roggentien

Linda Kay (Van Nevel) Roggentien, 73, of Belle Plaine, IA passed away Saturday, April 6, 2024 at Unity Point Saint Lukes Hospital, Cedar Rapids.Linda was born in Belle Plaine, the daughter of Andrew and Marcella (Wentland) Van Nevel. She graduated from Belle Plaine High School the class of 1969. Following school, she worked various jobs until becoming a house wife and caring for her children.

Mary Ann Van Hamme

Mary Ann Van Hamme, 91, of Belle Plaine, IA passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at Belle Plaine Care Center, Belle Plaine.Mary was born March 7, 1933, in rural Chelsea, Iowa to Bernard and Anna (Iezek) Bennett. She attended rural country school. April 26, 1951 Mary married Maurice Van Hamme at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Chelsea. Together they moved to Anchorage, AK while Maurice served in the United States Army.

Roger A. Bahr

Roger A. Bahr, 85, of Walker, IA, died at home Tuesday, April 2, 2024.Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 6, 2024, at the First Presbyterian Church in Independence, IA. Burial will follow at Freemont Cemetery in Tripoli, IA.Visitation will be from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., Friday, April 5, at White Funeral Home, Independence, and will continue for an hour before services Saturday at the church.
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Charles Lee Davis

Charles Lee Davis, 87, of Shellsburg, Iowa, passed away on Friday, March 29, 2024 at the Hemphill Hospice Unit at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, due to Alzheimer’s disease.Charles was born on December 27, 1936 to Howard and Lois (Boege) Davis in Clemons, Iowa, the second of seven children. After graduating from Grundy Center High School in 1955, he joined the United States Air Force in 1956 and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan for 2 years.

Lorena Fern Karr

 Lorena Fern Karr, 96, died Thursday, March 28, 2024 at Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton.Lorena was born on July 30, 1927, on the family farm west of Shellsburg to Everett and Erma (Van Fossen) Cress.  She married Ralph Edgar Karr on July 19, 1952.Lorena, a.k.a. Fern a.k.a. Granny, enjoyed flowers, bird watching, playing cards, and word searches.
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