Author: Phillips Funeral Home

Karen C. (Schulte) Martin

VINTON:  Karen C. (Schulte) Martin, age 66, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Sunnycrest Nursing Center in Dysart with her twin sister by her side. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the Phillips Funeral Home Chapel (212 E. 6th Street) in Vinton with Chaplain Dwayne Potter officiating.  Military rites will be held at the conclusion of the service, conducted by the AMVETS post #218 and the Walter J. Meyocks American Legion post #264 of Urbana.  Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  A memorial fund...

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Barbara Ann (Butterfield) Sumner

VINTON:  Barbara Ann (Butterfield) Sumner, 80 of Vinton and formerly of Newhall died at her home Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Funeral services will be held 11 AM, Monday, April 24, 2017 at St. John Lutheran Church in Newhall with Rev. Steven W. Rempfer officiating.  Visitation will take place 2:00-5:00 PM Sunday also at the church in Newhall.  The casket will remain closed at all times to honor Barbara’s wishes.  Interment will be in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established. Phillips Funeral Home – Vinton is in charge of arrangements. Barbara was...

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Virginia B. (Brehm) Bistline

BRANDON:  Virginia B. (Brehm) Bistline, 90 of Brandon died Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha. Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM, Monday, April 24, 2017 at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 212 East Sixth Street in Vinton with Pastor Mark Dieter officiating.  Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton.  Visitation will be from 2 – 5 PM, Sunday also at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established. Virginia was born June 14, 1926 the daughter of Walter and Hazel (Gray) Brehm in rural Benton County.  She graduated from Urbana High School and later worked at Independent Meat and Grocery in Vinton. Virginia was united in marriage to Don Bistline on March 21, 1954 in Vinton.  The couple farmed in the Brandon are since 1959.  Don preceded Virginia in death on May 23, 2015. Virginia was a dedicated farm wife and enjoyed spending time tending to her garden and chickens. She is survived by her children:  Roger Bistline of Walker and Roxann Bistline of Brandon; her brother, Conrad (Della) Brehm of Vinton and her sister, Patty (Russell) Abernathy of Waverly, Mary Richart of Urbana and Marcella (Bob) Caslaska of Clutier. In addition to her parents and husband, Virginia was preceded in death by her three brothers, Bob, Richard and Jerry and one sister, Shirley. Phillips Funeral Home...

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Stella Mae Ohrt (nee Baldwin)

VINTON: Stella Mae Ohrt (nee Baldwin), of Vinton, IA died in her home, surrounded by her family on Saturday, April 15, 2017. She was 87 years old. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday April 22, 2017 at the Presbyterian Church in Vinton, IA with Rev. Mark C. Urlaub officiating.  Interment will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Vinton. Friends may call at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 212 E. 6th St. in Vinton from 4 to 8 PM on Friday, April 21, 2017.   All are welcome to attend and celebrate Stella Mae’s life. A memorial fund has...

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Judy Lorraine Andrews

GARRISON: Judy Lorraine Andrews, 71, passed away peacefully on April 12, 2017 at Sunnycrest Nursing Center in Dysart. Memorial Services will be held at 2 PM, Friday, April 21, 2017 at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 212 E. 6th St. in Vinton.  Friends may register from noon until service time on Friday. Interment will be held at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery in Cedar Rapids at a later date. Judy was born May 5, 1945 in Cedar Rapids to John Burns and Osia McNabb.  She met the love of her life, Terry R. Andrews in May of 1965 and the couple...

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Inez Mae Lensch

CEDAR RAPIDS:  Inez Mae Lensch, of Cedar Rapids, died peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, April 13, 2017.  Visitation will be from 4 PM – 7 PM, Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at First Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids, located at 1000 Third Avenue SE; a celebration of life service will also be held there at 11 AM, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, interment will follow at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.  Phillips Funeral Home in Vinton is in charge of arrangements. Inez was born April 11, 1942, in Atkins, Iowa, the daughter of Harvey and Ella (Rinderknecht) Krug.  She graduated...

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Julian P. Pickart

BELLA VISTA, AR:  Julian P. Pickart, 87, of Bella Vista, Arkansas, formerly of Cedar Rapids and Blairstown, Iowa, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017.    A memorial service will be held at 11 AM, Monday, April 17, 2007 at the Blairstown Legion Hall with Deacon Joe Behaunek officiating.  Interment will be held at Pleasant Hill Cemetery with graveside military rites conducted by M.J. Kirby American Legion Post #170 of Blairstown and Navy Funeral Honors.  Visitation will be held from 9:30 AM until service time at the Legion Hall. He was born on May 4, 1929 in Norway, Iowa to...

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Howard Stiegelmeyer

CEDAR RAPIDS: Howard W. Stiegelmeyer, 83, of Cedar Rapids and formerly of Vinton, died Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. Private Graveside Services will be held at Bishop Cemetery in Amana. Howard was born April 9, 1934 in Benton County to Roy L. and Iola (Rice) Stiegelmeyer and graduated from Vinton’s Lincoln High School in 1951. He served as the Benton County Emergency Director for twenty-two years.  He enjoyed fly-fishing, turning wooden pens and pencils, woodworking and collecting recipes which he liked to prepare for his family. He was united in marriage to Ellen Hedges on June 1, 1958 at Marengo.  He is survived by his wife, Ellen of Cedar Rapids; his son, Loren Stiegelmeyer of Cedar Rapids; his grandchildren, Kelsey and Drew Stiegelmeyer; his sister, Beverly (LaVerne) Beener of Hinsdale, IL; his sister-in-law, Rita Stiegelmeyer of Goosecreek, SC; and his half-brother, Steven (Mary) Stocks of Grimes. Howard was preceded by his Parents; and his brother, Roy Lee Stiegelmeyer. Phillips Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and condolences may be left at: ...

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Connor Michael Allee

Garrison:     Connor Michael Allee, month-old infant son of Chad and Cheyenne (Barnes) Allee, died Monday, April 3, 2017 at his home.  Funeral Services will be held at 1 P.M., Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 212 E 6th St. Vinton, IA with Pastor Mike Ferguson officiating.  Interment will be held at Maplewood Cemetery in Vinton.  Visitation will be held from 10 A.M. until service time Saturday at the funeral home. In addition to his parents, Baby Connor is survived by two brothers, Alex Walling and Grayson Barnes; his sister, Laci Allee; maternal grandparents, Tamara Barnes of...

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Patricia L. “Pat” Swallom

Hiawatha: Patricia L. “Pat” Swallom, 68, died Monday, April 3, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids following a short illness. Memorial Services will be held at 2 PM, Monday, April 10, 2017 at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 212 E. 6th St. in Vinton with Pastor Mike Ferguson officiating.  Private Committal Services will be held at a later date. Patricia was born April 10, 1948 at Redwood Falls, MN to Hazel Leverne and Anna Lou (Chmelar) Bell.  She married Leonard Junior Swallom on April 10, 1968 and the couple divorced in 1981.  Patricia was employed at Quaker Oats for thirty years and retired in 2005.  She enjoyed crafts including crocheting, sewing, Knitting and specialized in baby blankets.  She also enjoyed driving and exploring the country.  Patricia was a good cook and spent her leisure watching her TV shows, reading and caring for her cats.  Her Grandkids were her greatest joy. She is survived by her children, Priscilla Lyn Swallom and Patrick (Darla) Swallom, all of Vinton; her grandchildren, Miranda, Destiny, Jarod, Harley, Jeanne´ and Mason Swallom; and one great grandchild on the way; her brother, Tom (Louise) Bell of Stanwood; and her sisters, Ruthie (Dave) Rick of Parkers Prairie, MN, Rose Techau of Stanwood, Carol (Tom) Techau Mesquite, NV and Lois Swalley of Cedar Rapids. She was preceded by her parents; her grandson, Payton; and her nephew, Josh...

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Pauline Anna Catherine (Herman) Mohr Schminke

VINTON:  Pauline Anna Catherine (Herman) Mohr Schminke, 96 of Waterloo and formerly of Vinton died Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo.  Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM, Monday, April 3, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Vinton with Rev. Stephen K. Preus officiating.  Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton.  Visitation will be from 9 – 11 AM on Monday also at the church.  Memorials will be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church in Vinton and American Lutheran Church in La Porte City.  Phillips Funeral Home in Vinton is in charge of...

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