Author: Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home

Garry L. Gordon

VINTON – Garry Lloyd Gordon, 60, died Sunday, March 26, 2017, at Hospice House of Mercy following a brave battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at Vinton Presbyterian Church with Rev. Jessica Crane-Munoz officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Vinton. Garry was born July 11, 1956, at Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton, Iowa, the son of Earl James and Blanche “Micki” O’Donnell Gordon. He graduated from Benton Community High School in 1974. Garry worked many jobs through...

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Dr. Oran R. “Doc” Corbett

VINTON – Dr. Oran Robert Corbett, known and loved as Doc, passed away at Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton on Thursday, March 23, 2017, following a sudden illness. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Vinton with Rev. Mark C. Urlaub officiating. Visitation will be held Monday, March 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home in Vinton and one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday. Committal services will be held 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Coralville with...

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Lori A. Smith Simon

VINTON – Lori Ann Smith Simon, 55, died Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Vinton due to a stroke. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 27, 2017, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Vinton with Father Ardel Barta as Celebrant. Visitation will be held Sunday, March 26, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the church. Following services, Lori’s body will be cremated and private family inurnment will take place in the Urbana Cemetery at a later date. Lori was born August 8, 1961, in Waterloo, Iowa, the daughter of Charles L. and Valeria Boies Smith....

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Ron Clemens

Vinton—Ron Clemens, 74, died peacefully at his home, Saturday, March 18, 2017 from natural causes.  A memorial visitation will be held from 3 to 6 pm Sunday, March 26, at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home with a Celebration of Ron’s life at 6 pm led by Rev. Lexie Kirkpatrick. Ronald Dean Clemens was born March 3, 1943 in Waverly, IA, the son of Dallas and Marcelle Jackson Clemens.   He graduated from Dumont High School in 1961.  On March 3, 1962 he married Ruby Woodley in Dumont.  Ron and Ruby moved to Vinton in 1964.  Ron worked as an auto mechanic...

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Harold E. Rector

VINTON – Harold Edwin Rector, 83, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at the Vinton Lutheran Home following a long illness with Parkinson’s disease. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 20, 2017, at Blessed Hope in Vinton with Rev. Matt Hantz officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Monday at the church. Private family interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton. Harold was born May 25, 1933, in Bentonsport, Iowa, the son of Harry E. and Frances Ethel Sears Rector. In 1946, the family moved from Independence to Vinton, and Harold graduated from Lincoln...

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Robert L. “Bob” Bettinger

VINTON – Robert Leroy “Bob” Bettinger, 82, died Thursday, March 2, 2017, at Virginia Gay Nursing & Rehab due to complications of Parkinson’s disease. Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 6, 2017, at Evergreen Cemetery in Vinton with Father Ardel Barta officiating. Visitation will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 5, and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Monday, March 6, at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home in Vinton. Bob was born June 11, 1934, in Montgomery, Iowa, the son of Charles Wellington and Myrtle Thorn Bettinger. He attended school in Pine City, Minnesota. On...

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Daniel T. “Danny” Voss

SHELLSBURG – Daniel Thomas “Danny” Voss, 71, died Sunday, February 19, 2017, at the Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha due to cancer. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 23, 2017, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Vinton with Father Ardel Barta as Celebrant. Visitation will be held at the church prior to Mass from 8 to 11 a.m. Interment will be in St. Patrick & St. Paul Cemetery, Watkins, with military rites performed by Iowa Military Funeral Honors. Danny was born December 29, 1945, in Blairstown, Iowa, the son of Wilbert “Whip” and...

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Evelyn Greenwood

VINTON — Evelyn Margaret Caroline Greenwood, 96, of Vinton, died Saturday, February 11, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Graveside committal services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 17, 2017, at Maplewood Cemetery in Vinton with Rev. Mark C. Urlaub officiating. Evelyn was born October 29, 1920, in rural Benton County near Elberon, Iowa, the daughter of Henry and Minnie Selk Burmeister.  She attended country school near Elberon through the eighth grade and graduated from Dysart High School in 1939. On February 15, 1941, Evelyn was united in marriage with Ray Greenwood in Cedar Rapids.  The couple farmed for 28 years.  Evelyn also spent 16 years in the tavern/restaurant business, working at Ray’s Tap in Garrison and the E&R Cafe in Vinton.  She retired in 1985. She was a member of Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Vinton, participating in the Mary Circle and the Bethlehem Quilters.  She was also a member of the Virginia Gay Annex Auxiliary, Early Arts and Eden Aid.  She enjoyed volunteer work, playing cards and especially spending time with her family. Evelyn is survived by her daughter, Rita Swearingen of Cedar Rapids; three grandchildren: Michael (Chantelle), Mark and Jennifer (Jeff Hagemann) Swearingen, all of Cedar Rapids; 1 step-granddaughter; 2 great-grandchildren; 3 step-great-grandchildren; 8 step-great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Helen Burmeister of Vinton; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ray, on Dec. 24,...

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Evelyn Mae Kubichek

BLAIRSTOWN – Evelyn Mae Kubichek, 94, died Thursday, February 9, 2017, at the Keystone Nursing Care Center. Private graveside services will be held at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Blairstown. Evelyn was born July 30, 1922, in rural Blairstown, Iowa, the daughter of Lester and Alice Shaull Stewart. She graduated from Blairstown High School. On December 9, 1942, Evelyn was united in marriage with Charles Ray Kubichek in Vinton. She worked with her husband at Kubichek Hardware in Blairstown. He preceded her in death on January 7, 2011. She was a member of the Blairstown Presbyterian Church and a lifetime member...

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Matthew C. “Matt” Kremer

GARRISON – Matthew C. “Matt” Kremer, 83, died Saturday, February 4, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids following a long illness. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 9, 2017, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Vinton with Father Ardel Barta and Father John Kremer as Celebrants. Visitation will be held at the church on Wednesday, February 8, from 4 to 7 p.m. with a Scripture Service beginning at 4 p.m. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton. Military rites will be performed by American Legion Post 475 of Garrison and Marine Corps Funeral...

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Lyle Arthur Fowler, Jr.

VINTON – Lyle Arthur Fowler, Jr., 63, died Friday, February 3, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids following a sudden illness. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at First Christian Church in Vinton with Rev. Dave Neas officiating. Visitation will be held at the church on Tuesday, Feb. 7, from 4 to 7 p.m. and one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton. Lyle was born September 7, 1953, in Vinton, Iowa, the son of Lyle Arthur and Mary Evelyn Woods Fowler, Sr....

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Elaine Kay Wood

SHELLSBURG – On February 1, 2017, Elaine Kay Wood, 68, went home to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 6, 2017, at Palo United Methodist Church with Rev. John Howerton officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Monday. Committal services will be held at 2:00 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Shellsburg. Elaine was born June 18, 1948, in Fresno, California, the daughter of Marion L. and Verna F. Garrington Ingledue. She graduated from...

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