Author: Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home

Ned W. Pippert

VINTON – Ned W. Pippert, 90, died peacefully Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton following complications of a fall. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 20, 2018, at First Baptist Church in Vinton with Pastor Jared Cline officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, January 19, at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home in Vinton and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton, with an honor guard provided by the Vinton Police Department. Ned was born August 1, 1927, in...

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Jane LaGrange

VINTON – Jane LaGrange was born in Melbourne, Iowa to Glen and Mabel (Sturtz) Vauthrin on January 28, 1931, and died on January 11, 2018, at Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton, Iowa. She graduated from Melbourne High School in 1948 and from the University of Iowa in 1952. On June 22, 1952, she married Robert “Bob” LaGrange in Melbourne. They lived briefly in Vinton before Bob was inducted into the Army.  Jane joined him later in Fort Smith, Arkansas, where they lived for 2 years.  Jane worked at the Discharge Center for the U.S. Army at Camp Chafee. After...

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Kenneth D. Erickson

VINTON – Kenneth Duane Erickson, 89, died Monday, January 8, 2018, at his home in Vinton due to natural causes. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home in Vinton. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 11, 2018, at Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton, with Rev. Dave Neas officiating. Kenneth was born May 23, 1928, in rural Vinton, Iowa, the son of Carl and Clara Moser Erickson. He attended country school and Lincoln High School in Vinton. On December 1, 1948, Kenneth was united in marriage with...

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Wanda A. Sellers

VINTON – Wanda Arlene Cross Sellers passed away on January 4, 2018, after a long illness. Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home in Vinton with Rev. Jim Zacharias officiating. Visitation will be held from noon until 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home on Saturday. Following services, Wanda’s wishes were to be cremated. Inurnment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton, at a later date. Wanda was born April 3, 1927, to Gene and Ada May Cross. After completing the required curriculum for school, she attended the University of Northern Iowa until...

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Arlene Helen Merchant

VINTON – Arlene Merchant passed away peacefully at Windsor Manor in Vinton on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. She was 90 years old. A celebration of Arlene’s life will begin with visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, December 28, 2017, at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home, Vinton, with a 7 p.m. Rosary service, and one hour prior to Mass at church on Friday. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 29, 2017, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Vinton with Father Ardel Barta as Celebrant. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton. Arlene Helen Kosnar was...

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Leota F. Sailer

INDEPENDENCE – Leota Fern McNeal Sailer, 76, died December 23, 2017, at ABCM Rehabilitation Centers of Independence. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Blessed Hope Church in Vinton with Rev. Peter Lolagne officiating. Visitation will be for an hour before services at the church.  Private burial at Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton. Leota was born April 6, 1941, in Vinton, Iowa, the daughter of Charles and Ethel Noe McNeal.  She attended school in Vinton, graduating from Washington High School in 1959.  On November 2, 1963, Leota was united in marriage with Dick Sailer in Vinton. ...

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Marion Geiger

VINTON – Marion Geiger, 79, died Thursday, December 14, 2017, at the Vinton Lutheran Home following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at First Christian Church in Vinton with Rev. Dave Neas officiating. Visitation will be held at the church for one hour prior to services. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton. Marion was born April 17, 1938, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the daughter of Grace Enfield Karr. She was a lifelong Vinton resident and attended Lincoln High School in Vinton. On January 2, 1955, Marion was united in marriage with...

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Brenda Jean “Bunny” Fritch

VINTON – Bunny Fritch, 74, passed away peacefully December 12, 2017. Visitation will be held on Friday December 15, 2017, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church in Vinton.  Memorial services will be held 2:00 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church on Saturday December 16, with Rev. Sue Thomas officiating. Brenda Jean “Bunny” Fritch was born May 13, 1943, in Vinton, Iowa, the daughter of Dale and Irene Albert Geiger.  She grew up in rural Garrison and graduated from Garrison High School in 1961.  In 1965, she graduated from the University of Iowa and married Paul...

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Monica A. Huelman Zaruba

VINTON-Monica Huelman Zaruba, 40, died Sunday, December 10, 2017, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, December 17, 2017, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 2200 2nd Ave., Vinton. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, December 18, 2017, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Vinton with Fr. Mark Ressler as Celebrant.  You are invited to lunch and fellowship after the funeral Mass. Monica Amber was born October 14, 1977, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the daughter of Ken and Regina Huelman. She grew up and...

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Robert D. “Bob” Ogier, Sr.

VINTON – Robert Dean “Bob” Ogier, Sr., 74, died Friday, December 8, 2017, at La Porte City Specialty Care following a long illness. A Celebration of Life service will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Vinton with Rev. Sue Thomas officiating. Visitation will be held at the church in the Fireside Room from 1 to 2 p.m. Military rites will be conducted by Geo. G. Luckey American Legion Post 57 of Vinton and Iowa Military Funeral Honors of Des Moines. Bob was born June 28, 1943, in Pueblo, Colorado, the son...

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Wilbur James Langstraat

VINTON – Wilbur James Langstraat, 85, died Friday, December 8, 2017, at the Vinton Lutheran Home following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at First Christian Church in Vinton with Rev. Dave Neas officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Interment will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Vinton. Military rites will be performed by Geo. G. Luckey American Legion Post 57 of Vinton and Iowa Military Funeral Honors of Des Moines. Wilbur was born June 14, 1932, on the family farm near Peoria, Iowa, the...

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