Larry Dean Cox
Larry Dean Cox, lifelong educator, died on April 28,2023 after a difficult battle with gastrointestinal stromal sarcoma and multiple myeloma in Guttenberg, Iowa. Larry was born in rural Mahaska County, Iowa at the home of his grandparents, Oliver and Bertha Mason, to Evert and Ina Mae Cox on April 19, 1937. He graduated from Gibson High School in 1955, earned his bachelor’s degree from Iowa State Teachers College in 1960 and a master’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa in 1976.
Jackie Grimm Behounek Seitz
Jackie Grimm Behounek Seitz, 65, of Vinton, died Saturday, April 29, 2023 at Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton following a courageous battle with cancer. Private family services will be held. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.Jackie was born February 14, 1958 in Vinton, the daughter of Morris “Dean” and Betty (Struve) Grimm.
Mary (Netta) Siefken
Mary (Netta) Siefken, age 101, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 27, 2023 at Belle Plaine Specialty Care.Graveside services will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, May 6, 2023 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Blairstown, followed by a reception at the Blairstown Presbyterian Church.Mary was born on August 30, 1921 in Shiloh Township, Grundy County, Iowa, the daughter of John and Nettie (Harms) Stutzman.
Kenneth "Sam" J. Hill
Kenneth "Sam" J. Hill, 84, of Harpers Ferry, IA, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2023, at Thornton Manor Nursing Home in Lansing, IA, after a spirited and courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 2nd, at 11:00 AM at Thornburg - Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service with Lisa Dalziel officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, both in Lansing.
Linda Jane (Kester) Eastin
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Linda (Kester) Eastin, who left us peacefully on April 17, 2023, at age 66, to be reunited in Heaven with her son, Matthew, who passed away at just nine months old in 1978. Linda was born on Oct. 19, 1956, to Glenn and Jane (Neiderhiser) Kester and was raised on the family farm outside of Urbana, Iowa, where she graduated from Urbana High School in 1975.
Arlene Mae Fintel
Arlene Mae Fintel, 97, of Elberon, IA passed away April 26, 2023 at Keystone Care Center, Keystone, IA.Arlene was born December 18, 1925 to Edward and Nannie (Jordt) Deppe on the family farm in rural Keystone, IA. She attended school in Keystone until moving to Cedar Rapids, IA where she graduated from Wilson High School. Arlene married Howard Fintel on May 18, 1947, following his return of WWII, at the Trinity Lutheran Rectory in Cedar Rapids.
Donald W. Dixon
Donald W. Dixon, 65, of Miles, Iowa, sadly passed away at the MercyOne Clinton Medical Center in Clinton, Iowa after suffering a heart attack on April 24, 2023. He was born on January 15, 1958 in Bloomfield, Iowa to Edward Dean “E.D.” and Shirley Savage Dixon. He worked for Reichman Sales and Services Inc. out of Toluca, Illinois in agriculture chemical and seed sales.
Judy Kay (Kendall) McVay-Edgerly
Judy Kay (Kendall) McVay-Edgerly, 75, passed away at the Compass Memorial Hospital in Marengo, IA, on Saturday, April 22, 2023.A visitation will be held at the Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home on Saturday, April 29, 2023, from 9 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. with Pastor Luke Caster officiating. A livestream of the service will be available on the Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home website under Judy’s obituary under the video tab, starting on Saturday, April 29, 2023, at 11 a.
Adah Lois Schminke
Adah Lois Schminke, 88, of Independence, Iowa, died Wednesday, April 19, 2023, at her home in Prairie Hills Assisted Living Center in Independence, Iowa.Adah was born on Sept. 12, 1934, in Cameron, Mo., the daughter of Jackson and Joy E. (Neff) Doyel. She attended the Vinton Schools, and married Gerald E. Schminke on June 11, 1951. She was employed with Collins Radio in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for 13 years.
Douglas Allan Ness
Douglas Allan Ness, 57, of Atkins, passed away on Friday, April 21, 2023. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 25th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at St. John XXIII Catholic Church located at 8100 Roncalli Dr. SW, Cedar Rapids. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 26th at 10 a.m., at St. John XXIII Catholic Church.