Delores Ann (Primus) Orman, age 78, passed away peacefully in her home with her family attending her on Aug. 7, 2021.Delores was born March 23, 1943, in Vinton, Iowa. She grew up in Vinton and was an active teenager involved in 4-H, as well as being a life guard, her church youth group, and helping at her parents' appliance store. She graduated from Vinton High School in 1961 and earned her bachelor's degree in home economics and interior design from Iowa State University Ames in 1965.
Donnette Lynn Gossen, 73, of Belle Plaine, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, at Compress Memorial Healthcare in Marengo.Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell. Burial will be in Westfield Cemetery, south of Grinnell. The Gossen family will receive friends one hour (9:30 a.m.) prior to the service at the funeral home.
Fred Johnson, 83, of Shellsburg, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2021, at Hospice House, Hiawatha. Celebration of Life: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, at Knight's of Columbus 909, 1620 E Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402. Private burial: Parker's Grove Cemetery, Shellsburg. Arrangements by Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Cedar Rapids.Survivors include his children, Tim (Jill) Johnson, Tina (Shawn) Lillie, Tammy Johnson and Trudy (Gerard) Wagner; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Harlan Johnson; and many extended family members.
Robert R. "Rob" Kibbie Jr., 56, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 8, 2021, at his home in Shellsburg. A celebration of Rob's life will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday, August 14, 2021 at the Phillips Funeral Home Chapel (212 E. 6th Street) in Vinton. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM until service time. Interment will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Shellsburg.
Evelyn Asta (Sorensen) Petersen, age 93, passed away on Sunday, August 1st, 2021, at the Keystone Nursing Care Center.Memorial services will be held in September (date to be determined) at Blairstown Presbyterian Church in Blairstown. Private family graveside services will be held at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Blairstown. A memorial fund has been established.
Christina M. Mavricakis, 91, of Kailua-Kona, died July 12, 2021, at her residence. She was born in Vinton, Iowa.Private services. Donations suggested to Hospice of Kona.She is survived by four children; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
Joyce Ann Mumby, 77, of Belle Plaine, IA passed away August 7, 2021 at St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids, IA.Joyce was born August 17, 1943 to Jerome and Rose (Dunnigan) Jansen on the family farm near Hartwick, IA. She attended country school near Hartwick and Belle Plaine High School. On December 15, 1961 Joyce married Garry W. Mumby on the family farm.
We lost our only brother, Eddie Merchant, 64, Monday, August 2, 2021 in Cedar Rapids.Born Edward J. Merchant on September 23, 1956, in La Porte City, IA, to Jerry and Arlene Kosnar Merchant. He grew up in Vinton, was a 1975 graduate of Washington High School, and a 1980 graduate of Parks College in Cahokia, IL. Eddie inherited his love of airplanes and flying from our Dad and spent his career as a pilot, aerobatic pilot and flight instructor.
Debra Kaye Hepker, age 60, passed away on Friday, July 30, 2021, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids.Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Urbana, with Rev. Jim Brokman as Celebrant. Interment will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, rural Urbana. Visitation will be held from 4:00 until 8:00 PM, Monday at the church in Urbana.
Linda Kae Debus, 74, of Marion, Iowa passed away Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. The family will greet friends and family from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at Rampton Cemetery in Dysart, Iowa.Linda was born June 23, 1947, in Vinton, Iowa, the daughter of Albert and Beatrice (Obrosk) Losenicky.