Author: Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home

Linus V. Winter

Mt. Auburn – Linus V. Winter, 84, of Marion, formerly Mt. Auburn, died Sunday, October 23, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center Hallmar. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 27, 2016 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Vinton, with Fr. Ardel Barta as celebrant.  Memorial visitation at church from 10:00 a.m. to mass time on Thursday.  Burial at a later date. Linus was born May 25, 1932, in Waucoma, Iowa, the son of Louis J. and Johanna Balk Winter. He attended country school in Waucoma, St. Mary’s School and Waucoma High School. He also spent four years at the...

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Marion F. Moser

GARRISON – Marion F. Moser, 91, died Saturday, October 22, 2016, at home from natural causes.  “Now is the time for me to go to work in the Lord’s garden.” –Marion Moser Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 25, at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home in Vinton with Pastor Pete Buschmann officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Tuesday at the funeral home.  Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton. Marion was born May 29, 1925, in Greeley, Iowa, the son of Arthur Fredrick and Ada Elizabeth Neiderfrank Moser.   He graduated...

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Jeanne Gulick

VINTON – Jeanne Gulick, 93, died Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab in Vinton. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 22, 2016, at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home in Vinton with Rev. Dave Neas officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, October 21, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton. Jeanne was born February 21, 1923, in Vinton, Iowa, the daughter of Frank and Grace Coates Kephart. She graduated from Lincoln High School in Vinton in 1940. On February 18, 1942, Jeanne was united in...

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Patricia Tobin Fischer

CEDAR RAPIDS – Patricia Helen Tobin Fischer, 92, a resident of Meth-Wick Community, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died October 13, 2016, of kidney complications in the waning days of October’s bright blue weather. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Karl W. Fischer, and her parents, Judge John W. Tobin and wife, Helen, of Vinton. Surviving are her daughter, Betsy Hadley, and husband, Rick, of Vinton; son, John K. Fischer, and wife, Michelle, of Cedar Rapids; grandchildren, Ross Hadley and wife, Nori, of Decorah; Jenna DeBruin and husband, Dr. Dave DeBruin, of Chicago; Ian Fischer of...

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Thomas Edward Merchant

VINTON – Thomas Edward “Tom” Merchant, 74, passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha from complications due to several strokes. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 15, 2016, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Vinton with Rev. Ardel Barta as Celebrant. Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until Mass. Interment will be in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Vinton, with military rites performed by Garrison American Legion Post 475 and U.S. Navy Funeral Honors. Tom was born September 4, 1942, in Vinton, Iowa,...

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Rev. Joseph E. McGuire

CEDAR RAPIDS – Rev. Joseph Emmet McGuire, 84, died Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center Hallmar in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 10, 2016, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Vinton with Archbishop Michael Jackels as Celebrant. Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to Mass. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Key West, Iowa. Joseph was born March 13, 1932, in Dubuque, Iowa, the son of Frank and Loretta McGuire. He graduated from Loras Academy in Dubuque in 1952. He served his country...

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