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Obituaries

Cheryl L. Cook

After a courageous four year battle with non-small cell lung cancer, Cheryl L. Cook, 63, of Vinton, passed away at her home on Monday, May 9, 2022 with her family surrounding her.Visitation will be held 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 14, 2022 at Van Steenhuyse-Teahen Funeral Home in Vinton.  Following visitation, a Celebration of Life will be held at the Vinton Country Club from 2:00 to 5:00 p.

Charlotte Kerkman

Charlotte Kerkman of Blairstown passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 5, 2022, at the age of three months and seven days. Funeral service: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 12, at the Blairstown American Legion with the Rev. Diane Vorhies officiating. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 11, at the Blairstown American Legion. A memorial fund has been established.
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Shirley A. (Cherveny) Whitson

Shirley A. (Cherveny) Whitson, 85, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 8, 2022 at Virginia Hospital in Vinton with her sons by her side.Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, Friday, May 13, 2022 at the Phillips Funeral Home Chapel (212 E. 6th Street) in Vinton. Interment will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Vinton.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 until 7:00 PM, Thursday at the funeral home.

Carol (Bergen) Junge

Carol (Bergen) Junge, 78, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at Lantern Park Specialty Care in Coralville.Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at the Keystone Cemetery with Rev. B. Andrew Wright officiating.Carol was born on May 17, 1943 in Vinton, the daughter of Robert and Edna (Husted) Bergen.  She graduated from Shellsburg High School, with the class of 1961, where she excelled in basketball, and softball, and also played clarinet and percussion in the band.

Linda M. Thomsen

Linda M. Thomsen, 73, died Sunday, May 8, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. Per Linda’s request, there will be no services. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Vinton American Legion, June 18th, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Van Steenhuyse-Teahen Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Vinton is assisting Linda’s family.Linda was born on September 18, 1948 in Vinton, the daughter of Donald and Lily (Anderson) Vogt.
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Lois Louise Toney

Lois Louise Toney, 82, of Belle Plaine, IA passed away Saturday, May 7, 2022, at home surrounded by family.Services are 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at Hrabak-Neuhaus Funeral Service, Belle Plaine with Russ Spading officiating. Please join the family for a celebration of life following the service at approximately 7 p.m. at the Belle Plaine American Legion.

James “Diamond Jim” Van Morrison

James “Diamond Jim” Van Morrison, 64, of Belle Plaine, IA passed away May 4, 2022 at his home due to natural causes.Jim was born October 11, 1957 to James Leroy and Janet Lee (VanAuken) Morrison in Sigourney, IA. Jim graduated from English Valley High School, class of 1975. He worked for Williamsburg Manufacturing Co. for 20 years before his career at Kinze Manufacturing Inc.

Betty V. Sherrets

Betty V. Sherrets, 92, of Independence, Iowa died Wednesday morning, May 4, 2022, at the Prairie Hill Assisted Living Center in Independence, IA.Betty Downing was born on January 28, 1930, near Garrison, Iowa the daughter of George P. and Bernice A. (Schrader) Downing. She attended the LaPorte City Country Schools thru the 8th grade.On June 3, 1949, she was married to Richard L.
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Timothy Allen Hoskins

Timothy Allen Hoskins, age 45, was unexpectedly taken from his friends and family way too soon on May 2, 2022.  He passed away peacefully at his home in Walford, IA.Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, May 7, 2022 at the Clover Ridge United Methodist Church in Walford with Pastor Kolleen Queener officiating. Visitation will be held from 12:00 PM, until 1:00 PM, Saturday, also at the church.

Seaman First Class David Franklin Tidball

Seaman First Class David Franklin Tidball, 20, of Independence, Iowa, died December 7, 1941, aboard the USS Oklahoma during the attack on Pearl Harbor at the beginning of World War Two. On March 3, 2021, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced that his remains had been recovered and identified and will be brought back to Iowa for Interment in the Tidball Family Plot.
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