Obituaries

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.

Brad Olson

Brad Olson, age 67, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2024, at St. Luke’s Helen G. Nassif Transitional Care Center in Cedar Rapids, IA.Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, Monday, January 22, 2024, at St. John Lutheran Church, Newhall with Rev. Nick Palmer officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday, January 21 from 3:00 until 6:00 PM, also at the church.

Emmett J Proffit

Emmett J Proffitt, 75, passed away on January 13, 2024. Emmett will be buried at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery in the Garden of Last Supper.Emmett was born on October 29, 1948, in Cedar Rapids, IA. He worked for several years for Collins Radio Co. until his retirement.Emmett is preceded in death by his parents, Emmons Proffitt, and Isabella Belcher. He is survived by his sisters, Eveleyn Strait of Marion, IA, Carmen Ritchison of Winter Haven, FL, Dolores (Gene) Carter of Rosco, IL, and Dinah Folkers of Shellsburg, IA.

Michael “Mike” Burkhart

Michael “Mike” Burkhart, age 69, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2024, at his home in Vinton. Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2024 from 1:00 PM until 2:15 PM at the Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Vinton. Funeral services will also be held on Saturday, January 20 at 2:30 PM with Rev. Stephen Preus officiating.

Harvey William Weiss

Harvey William Weiss, age 87, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2023, at University Hospitals and Clinics.Visitation will be held on Friday, January 19, 2023 at the Phillips Funeral Home in Vinton (212. E. 6th Street) from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 20, 2024, at Trinity Lutheran Church, with Rev.

Alice “Milly” Mildred Stenlund

Alice “Milly” Mildred Stenlund, age 93, was the first born of six daughters, passed away on January 11, 2024, at the Christian Park Healthcare Center, Escanaba, MI. She was born on April 26, 1930, to August and Jennie (Maki) Karasti.A life full of energy and commitment to the many she cared for. In 1948, she married the love of her life, Lloyd Stenlund at Calvary Lutheran Church.

Ruth K. Wachal

Ruth K. Wachal, age 93, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 13, 2024, at Corridor Crossing Place in Cedar Rapids, with her family by her side.Services will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, January 19, 2024, at the Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories.Ruth was born on September 20, 1930, in Berlin, Germany, the daughter of Hans and Gertrud Holzberger.
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