Author: Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home

Sue Hollenbeck

Vinton—Sue Hollenbeck, 71, died Monday, March 5, 2018 as the result of a farm accident.  Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 9, at the First Baptist Church in Vinton with Pastor Jared Cline officiating.  Visitation will be 4 to 8 pm Thursday, March 8, at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home in Vinton and for an hour before services on Friday at the church.  Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Vinton. Sue was born January 10, 1947 in Vinton, the daughter of Albert and Viola Walter Vaupel.  She grew up and attended school in Vinton, graduating in 1965. ...

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Lt. Col. (Ret.) Kathryn L. Close

BRANDON – Lt. Col. (Ret.) Kathryn L. Close, 72, of San Antonio, Texas, formerly of Brandon, died Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at Brooke Army Medical Center in Fort Sam Houston, Texas, following a long battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2018, at Blessed Hope Church in Vinton with Chris Cantrell officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday. Interment with military rites will be in Bear Creek Cemetery, rural Vinton. Kathryn was born October 8, 1945, in rural Walker, Iowa, the daughter of Paul...

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Terri Stout

Van Horne—Terri Stout, 59, died Friday, March 2, 2018 following a sudden illness.  A memorial visitation will be 4 to 8 pm Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home, Vinton. Terri was born August 17, 1958 in Vinton to Ted and Lola Johnson Usher. She graduated from Washington High School in Vinton.  On April 29, 1983 she married Gerald Stout in Vinton.  Terri worked as a homemaker and a cook most of her life and most recently at the Depot in Van Horne.  She enjoyed traveling and gardening but her greatest enjoyment came from her children and...

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Ione Mehlert Murdock

  MT. AUBURN – Ione Margaret Mehlert Murdock, 83, formerly of Mt. Auburn, died peacefully Sunday, February 25, 2018, at Living Center East in Cedar Rapids of natural causes. A memorial visitation and celebration of Ione’s life will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2018, at the American Legion Post 177 in Mt. Auburn. Ione Margaret Poole was born November 9, 1934, in Harlan, Iowa, the daughter of Grant and Lotus Plumb Poole.  Her parents moved to Cedar Rapids where Ione graduated from Franklin High School. She then attended Simpson College.  On September 10,...

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Joseph W. “Joe” Wood, Jr.

VINTON – Joseph W. “Joe” Wood, Jr., 76, died Thursday, February 22, 2018, surrounded by his family at the Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha due to lymphoma. Private family interment was held in St. Mary Cemetery, Vinton. A memorial Mass celebrating Joe’s life will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2018, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Vinton followed by lunch and a time for fellowship in the Parish Hall. Joe was born February 22, 1942, in Monticello, Iowa, the son of Joseph William and Myrna Joyce Wood, Sr. He graduated from Washington High School in Vinton...

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Barbara L. Fuchs

VINTON – Barbara L. Fuchs, 86, of Vinton, died Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at the Oldorf Hospice House in Hiawatha, Iowa. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 26, 2018, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Vinton with Father Ardel Barta as Celebrant. Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, February 25, at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home in Vinton and one hour prior to Mass on Monday at the church. A private family committal service will be held in Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton. Barbara was born March 3, 1931, in Vinton, Iowa, the daughter...

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Raymond Peter Michael

WALKER – Raymond Peter Michael, 89, died peacefully at his home Sunday, February 11, 2018. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 15, 2018, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Urbana with Rev. Ardel Barta and Rev. Dwayne Thoman as concelebrants. Visitation will be held at the church from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 14, with a Rosary service beginning at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, rural Walker. Military rites will be performed by U.S. Army Funeral Honors of Des Moines. Raymond was born April 26, 1928, in rural Urbana,...

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James Albert “Jim” Peterson

  VINTON – James Albert “Jim” Peterson, 90, died Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at the Vinton Lutheran Home due to complications of Parkinson’s disease. A Celebration of Life service for Jim will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 16, 2018, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Vinton with Rev. Sue Thomas officiating. Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Military rites will be provided by U.S. Navy Funeral Honors. Inurnment will be in Osage Cemetery at a later date. Jim was born July 22, 1927, in Osage, Iowa, the son of Dale E....

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Arline M. Lahue

VINTON – Arline M. Lahue, 88, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 3, 2018. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 8, 2018, at First Baptist Church in Vinton with Pastor Jared Cline officiating. Visitation will be held at the church on Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. Arline will be laid to rest next to her husband in the Urbana Cemetery. Arline was born August 14, 1929, in Lamont, Iowa, the daughter of Orville and Ruth Morris Whitney. She was a 1947 graduate of Lamont High School. On June 22, 1958, Arline...

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Larry E. Markey

VINTON – Larry Edward Markey, 70, died Saturday, January 27, 2018, at his home in Vinton following a sudden illness. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Vinton with Father Ardel Barta as Celebrant. Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to Mass on Wednesday. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton. Larry was born June 13, 1947, in Keokuk, Iowa, the son of Lowell Thomas and Mabel Alberta Murry Markey. He graduated from Carthage High School in Carthage, Illinois, in 1965. He attended...

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David Douglas Laton

CEDAR RAPIDS – David Douglas Laton, 50, died Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at his home in Cedar Rapids due to cancer. A Celebration of David’s Life will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, January 29, 2018, at the Vinton American Legion. David was born February 27, 1967, in Vinton, Iowa, the son of Richard Vernon and Victoria L. Fowler Laton. He was baptized at First Baptist Church in Vinton. He was a 1985 graduate of Washington High School in Vinton. David had currently been attending Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids and would have graduated with an...

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John E. Gibbs, Jr.

VINTON – John E. Gibbs, Jr., 62, died Wednesday, January 17, 2018, due to a motor vehicle accident near Cedar Rapids. A Celebration of John’s Life will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 22, 2018, at First Christian Church in Vinton with Rev. Dave Neas officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, January 21, 2018. John was born September 28, 1955, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of John Edmond and Harrisetta Lee (Tharp) Gibbs, Sr. He graduated from Washington High School in Vinton in 1973. On July 8, 1978, John was...

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