Author: Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home

Patrick E. Wilhelm

BLAIRSTOWN – Patrick E. Wilhelm, 85, died Sunday, May 20, 2018, after a long, courageous battle with heart disease.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 24, 2018, at St. John Catholic Church in Blairstown with Fr. Craig Steimel as Celebrant.  Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at the church with a Vigil Service at 8 p.m.  Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Blairstown. Patrick Edmund Wilhelm was born December 24, 1932, in Manchester, Iowa, the son of Benjamin and Marie Westoff Wilhelm.  The family moved to Blairstown...

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Richart Lee “Dick” Mann

MOLINE, IL – Richart Lee “Dick” Mann, 77, of Moline, Illinois, died Friday, January 26, 2018, at his home.    A memorial and committal service will take place at Evergreen Cemetery in Vinton on Sunday, May 27, 2018, at 10:00 am.  Family and friends will gather for a luncheon immediately after the ceremony at the home of Ted & Jeanne Mann, 1521 Circle Drive, Vinton.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Vinton Veteran’s Memorial in honor of Dick Mann, a U.S. Navy veteran. Richart Lee Mann was born Aug. 24, 1940, in...

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Michael G. Ferguson

VINTON – Michael Guy Ferguson, 62, died unexpectedly Monday, May 14, 2018, at Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton following an apparent heart attack. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2018, at the Vinton-Shellsburg High School. Visitation will be held at the high school from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 18, and one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Interment with honors provided by the Iowa State Sheriffs’ & Deputies’ Association will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton. Michael was born October 3, 1955, in Vinton, Iowa, the son of Myron E. and Helen...

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Sandra L. “Sandy” Noren

VINTON – Sandra Louise “Sandy” Noren, 80, died Friday, May 11, 2018, at Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton due to an extended illness.  A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at First Christian Church in Vinton with Rev. Dave Neas officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 21, at the church. Inurnment will be in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Missouri Valley, Iowa, at a later date. Sandy was born September 14, 1937, in Bloomington, Illinois, the daughter of Roy Cecil and Florence Louise Singer Barr. She attended school...

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Edna G. Shain

VINTON – Edna G. Lane Gilliland Shain, 99, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at the Vinton Lutheran Home. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home, Vinton, with Rev. David Gates officiating. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 30, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Brandon Cemetery. Edna was born September 10, 1918, in Brandon, Iowa, the daughter of Edward Levi and Helen Ruth Miller Lane. She graduated from Brandon Consolidated School in 1936 and immediately began working with her father in...

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Karen Marie Robison

BRANDON – Karen Marie Robison, 73, died Thursday, April 19, 2018, with her sisters by her side at the Vinton Lutheran Home following a long illness. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Urbana with Father Ardel Barta as Celebrant. Visitation will be held at the church from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 27, and one hour prior to Mass on Saturday. Committal will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday in the Brandon Cemetery. Karen was born September 29, 1944, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the daughter of...

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Michael E. “Mike” Covington

VINTON – Michael E. “Mike” Covington, 62, died Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at his residence following a long illness. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2018, at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home, Vinton. Private family committal services will be held. Mike was born September 26, 1955, in Mountain View, California, the son of Norman Eugene and Reita Sandhagen Covington. He attended school in Orange County, California. On May 22, 1987, Mike was united in marriage with Pamela Gayle Neuendorf in Vinton, Iowa. Mike worked as a truck driver and as the service manager for...

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Dwight V. Sanders

VINTON – Dwight Verle Sanders, 65, passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with his wife and son by his side. He was born on September 9, 1952, in Vinton, Iowa, to Verle and Culah (Evens) Sanders. He graduated from Washington High School in Vinton, class of 1970. He attended Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, majoring in agriculture. Dwight married Bonnie Schadle on September 3, 1973, at the Presbyterian Church in Vinton. Together they had one son, Jason. The family farm, passed down from Dwight’s dad, was truly his...

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Milton Carl “Mike” Scheib

VINTON – Milton Carl “Mike” Scheib, 85, died Sunday, April 1, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids due to natural causes. Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 5, 2018, at Oak Grove Church in Shellsburg with Pastor Matt Magee officiating. Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the church. Private family inurnment will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Vinton, with military rites provided by American Legion Post 57 of Vinton and Iowa Military Funeral Honors of Des Moines. Mike was born December 7, 1932, in Keystone, Iowa, the son of Philip...

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Verna M. Delaney

VINTON – Verna Mae Delaney, 89, died Sunday, March 25, 2018, at Sunnycrest Nursing Center in Dysart. Verna’s wish was to be cremated and her ashes scattered. Verna was born May 23, 1928, in South Dakota and attended private school in Kansas. Verna married Jack W. Delaney in New York City on Valentine’s Day. Verna was hired as a nursing assistant at Virginia Gay Hospital in 1969. In 1978, she completed her course work for Certified Nursing Assistant and was promoted to CNA. She retired from Virginia Gay Hospital in 1998. Verna enjoyed walking around Vinton and doing her...

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Delores A. Newton

URBANA – Delores A. Newton, 93, died Sunday, March 18, 2018, at her home in Urbana following a long illness. A Celebration of Delores’ Life will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 23, 2018, at the Urbana Christian Church with Pastor Ryan Daisy officiating. Memorial visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home, Vinton. Inurnment will be held in the Urbana Cemetery. Delores was born August 22, 1924, in Marengo, Iowa, the daughter of John and Christina Schumaker Wendell. She was raised and attended school in Marengo. On November 7,...

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Charles Edward Craddock

VINTON – Charles Edward Craddock, 88, died Friday, March 16, 2018, at the Vinton Lutheran Home. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 19, 2018, at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home with Dr. Darran J. Whiting officiating. Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton, with military rites performed by U.S. Marine Corps Funeral Honors. Charles was born April 19, 1929, in Garrison, Iowa, the son of William “Billie” and Tressa Parker Craddock. He was a 1947 graduate of Garrison High School. Charles...

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