Author: Phillips Funeral Home

Gale M. Barkdoll

VINTON:  Gale M. Barkdoll of Vinton died Sunday, November 19, 2017 at his home in Vinton following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 212 East Sixth Street in Vinton with Rev. Mike Ferguson officiating.  Interment will be in Maplewood Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4 – 7 PM Tuesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be directed to the family. Gale was born October 7, 1934 to Gerald and Isabelle (Arthur) Barkdoll in Garrison.  He drove a gravel truck; worked as a painter for Clayton...

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Lillian Rose Schirm

DYSART:  Lillian Rose Schirm, 94, of Dysart passed away peacefully of natural causes on November 17, 2017 at the Affinity House in Waterloo. Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM, Tuesday, November 21, 2017  at St Mark’s Lutheran Church in Garrison with Rev. Mark Leckband officiating. Interment will be held at Keystone Cemetery. Friends may call at the Phillips Funeral Home in Keystone from 4 to 7 PM on Monday. Lillian was born December 30, 1922 near Keystone to John and Elizabeth (Lizzie Boehmke) Meyer. She attended school at Keystone graduating in 1940. Lillian was baptized and confirmed in...

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Kenneth “Kenny” William Fischer

VAN HORNE:  Kenneth “Kenny” William Fischer, 99, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at the Keystone Nursing Care Center. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, at  Salem United Methodist Church in Van Horne with Pastor Crystal Oberheu officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service starting at 10 a.m..  Graveside Military Rites will be conducted by Thomas F. Bevins American Legion Post #148 of Van Horne and Iowa Military Funeral Honors. A memorial fund has been established. Kenneth was born August 15, 1918, in Williamsburg to William  and Ollie (Bear) Fischer. He served in the...

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Master Sgt. Retired, Carroll W. Hilmer

VINTON:     Master Sgt. Retired, Carroll W. Hilmer, 86, died Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Sunnycrest Nursing Home in Dysart following an extended illness. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM, Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Wesley United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Sue Thomas officiating.  Interment will be held at Evergreen Cemetery with Graveside Military Rites conducted by Geo. G. Luckey American Legion Post #57 of Vinton and Iowa Military Funeral Honors.  Visitation will be held from 4 t0 6 PM on Wednesday at Phillips Funeral Home, 212 E. 6th St. in Vinton. Carroll Hilmer was born February...

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Delores Wanda Pickering

NEWHALL: Delores Wanda Pickering , age 78, died Monday, November 13, 2017 from injuries suffered in a traffic accident on highway 30 in Benton County. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 17, 2017 at St. John Lutheran Church in Newhall with Rev. Steven Rempfer officiating.  Interment will be held at St. John Cemetery, rural Newhall.  Friends may call from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at the church in Newhall.  Memorials may be left for St. John Lutheran Church or Central Lutheran School. Delores was born on November 18, 1938 in rural Newhall, the daughter of...

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Howard N. “Buzz” Wiegand

NEWHALL:     Howard N. “Buzz” Wiegand, 92, died at his residence of a sudden illness. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 212 E. 6h St. in Vinton with Pastor Mike Ferguson officiating.  Interment will be held at the Urbana Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 9:30 AM until service time on Saturday.  In lieu of flowers a Memorial Fund has been established for the Newhall First Responders Foundation. Howard was born December 10, 1924 in Cedar Rapids to Ray and Della (Ruka) Wiegand.  On December 24, 1943, he was...

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Verlyn Harder

VINTON:  Verlyn Harder, 82 of Vinton and formerly of Keystone and Dysart died Friday, November 10, 2017 at Windsor Manor.  Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Vinton Presbyterian Church with Rev. Jessica Crane-Munoz officiating.  Visitation will be from 4 – 7 PM Monday at Phillips Funeral Home in Keystone and one hour prior to service time at the church on Tuesday.  Interment will be in Maplewood Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Vinton Presbyterian Church.  Condolences may be left at:  www.phillipsfuneralhomes.com. Verlyn was born June 13, 1935 to Clarence “Click” and...

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Leita L. Faas

VINTON:  Leita L. Faas, 96 of Vinton died Friday, November 10, 2017 at the Vinton Lutheran Home.  To honor her wishes her body has been cremated and there will be no public services. Leita was born November 5, 1921 near Harper, Iowa the daughter of Clarence E. and Lottie S. (Bair) Feckley.  She attended country school in Keokuk County and graduated from Parnell High School in 1939.  Leita graduated from Ottumwa Heights College receiving a Standard Elementary Certificate.  She then taught school at Pilot Center country school and Keswick and Millersburg Schools.  Leita also attended Paris Academy Beauty School and worked at the Paris Salon before owning and operating Leita’s Beauty Salon in Cedar Rapids and Vinton. She always enjoyed doing church duties, teaching Sunday School, serving as a deaconess, giving sermonettes, serving as a trustee, president of Christian Women Fellowship and singing in church choir.  She always said, “this is when I’m the happiest.”  She was later a member of Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church. She was united in marriage to Melvin A. Faas on May 5, 1945 at Marengo, Iowa. Leita is survived by her son, Michael (Beverly) Faas; her daughter-in-law Deb Faas and five grandchildren and four great grandchildren which were her pride and joy. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Melvin A. Faas; son, Kevin; two brothers, Kenneth and Keith Feckley and...

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Dell Hanson

VINTON:     Myron “Dell” Hanson, Jr., 82, died Monday, November 6, 2017 at Virginia Gay Hospital from complications of Cancer. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday November 11 at 10:30 AM at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Vinton with Rev. Mark C. Urlaub officiating.  Private Committal Services will be held.  Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 PM at Bethlehem Lutheran Church on Friday, November 10th.  A Memorial Fund has been established for Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Vinton Lutheran Home for the Aged, or a charity of the donor’s choice. Myron Dell Hanson, known to family and friends as Dell was born March...

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Jacquelyn Sue Zobac

VINTON:  Jacquelyn Sue Zobac, 68 of Vinton died Friday, November 3,2017 at Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha following a long battle with lung cancer. A Memorial Service will be held at 4 PM, Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 212 East Sixth Street in Vinton with Tammy Buseman officiating and will conclude with the family greeting friends until 7 PM.   A Memorial Fund has been established. Jacquelyn was born September 8, 1949 in Cedar Rapids to Charles and Carolyn (Uhlenberg) Brandon. She graduated from Cedar Rapids Washington High School with the class of 1967 and...

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Elmer Joseph Chalupsky

ELBERON:      Elmer Joseph Chalupsky, 92, died October 31, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 AM., Monday, November 6, 2017 at Phillips Funeral Home in Keystone with Chaplain, Harlan Nuss officiating.  Friends may register from 10 AM to service time.  Military Rites will be conducted at the funeral home by James R. Kalina American Legion Post #226 and Iowa Military Funeral Honors.  Lunch will be served at the Elberon Community Center at 12:30 PM. Elmer was born March 24, 1925 in rural Marion to Ed and Blanche (Konicek) Chalupsky...

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Wayne A. Wieditz

GARRISON:  Wayne A. Wieditz, 86 died Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospice Inpatient Unit following a short illness.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, October 28. 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Vinton with Rev. Stephen K. Preus officiating.  Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton.  Visitation will be from 4 to 7 PM, Friday at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 212 East Sixth Street in Vinton.  Memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church.  Condolences may be left at:  www.phillipsfuneralhomes.com. Wayne was born March 22, 1931 in Vinton to Carl and Mary (Rinderknecht) Wieditz. ...

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