Author: Phillips Funeral Home

Richard “Dick” Cottrell

SHELLSBURG:  Richard “Dick” Cottrell, 60 of Shellsburg died Thursday, December 22, 2016 at his home following complications of Alzheimer’s Disease.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  Phillips Funeral Homes – Vinton is in charge of arrangements. Richard Dale Cottrell was born March 1, 1956 at Cedar Rapids the son of Louis and Mary Ellen (Wendt) Cottrell in Cedar Rapids.  He graduated from Shellsburg High School.  On February 14, 1985, Dick was united in marriage to Lisa Burt in Palo. Dick was a Harley Davidson mechanic and later worked for Gardemann Excavating.  He loved to...

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Marilyn Agnes (Steinford) Wilson

VAN HORNE:  Marilyn Agnes (Steinford) Wilson, age 81, of Zionsville, IN, formerly a resident of Van Horne, died on December 10, 2016 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at Salem United Methodist Church in Van Horne with Pastor Crystal Oberheu officiating.  Interment will be held at Salem Cemetery, rural Van Horne.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM, Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at the Phillips Funeral Home in Keystone. After the interment, everyone is invited to a luncheon, which will be served at the Van Horne...

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Irene Kahle

WATKINS: Irene Emma Kahle, 90, passed away Tuesday, December 6th at Rosenhaven Nursing Home in Marengo.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 am on Wednesday, December 14th at St Patrick’s Catholic Church in Watkins with Father Craig Steimel as Celebrant. Interment will be at St Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, Watkins.  A rosary will be said at 3:30 on Tuesday with visitation following from 4 to 7 pm, also at the church. Irene was born on January 3rd, 1926, on a farm south of Fairfax, to Edwin and Libbie (Volesky) Kvetensky.  Irene graduated from Wilson High School in...

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Mike Schulze

Mike Schulze, 84 died Sunday, December 4, 2016 at UIHC in Iowa City.  Funeral Services: 11 AM, Friday, December 9, 2016 at Salem United Methodist Church in Van Horne.  Officiant:  Pastor Crystal Oberheu.  Private Interment:  Salem Cemetery near Van Horne.  Visitation:  4 – 7 PM, Thursday, December 8, 2016 at Phillips Funeral Home in Blairstown.  Memorials may be directed to the church.  Condolences may be left at:  www.phillipsfuneralhomes.com.             Mike was born July 22, 1932 on the family farm near Van Horne.  He graduated from Van Horne High School and was united in marriage to Shirley on June 22, 1952...

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Jerome D. Stoddard

WATKINS:     Jerome D. Stoddard, age 93, died Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Colonial Manor of Amana. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am, Thursday December 8, 2016 at the Phillips Funeral Home in Blairstown with Pastor Crystal Oberheu officiating.  Interment will be held at Mound Cemetery, rural Watkins.  Friends may call from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Wednesday at the funeral home. Jerome was born on October 6, 1923 in Brookfield, MO., the son of Edward and Stella (Shepherd) Stoddard and graduated from New Cambria High School in New Cambria, MO.  On June 1, 1942 he was united...

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Tony Snyder

URBANA:  Tony Snyder, 64 of Urbana died Friday, December 02, 2016 at his home following a battle with cancer. A gathering of family and friends will be from 4 to 6:30 PM, Thursday, December 8, 2016 at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 212 East Sixth Street in Vinton and will conclude with a funeral service at 6:30 PM.  Interment will be at the Urbana Cemetery at a later date.  Condolences may be left at:  www.phillipsfuneralhomes.com. Tony was born June 11, 1952 to Wendell and Jeanette (Gielau) Snyder in Waterloo.  He graduated from East High School in Waterloo and attended Hawkeye...

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DONNA MAY (HENRY) ADAMS

 Vinton:  Donna May (Henry) Adams, 77, of Vinton, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, in her daughter’s home in rural Vinton. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Urbana Methodist Church, with Pastor Susan Higdon and Pastor Sheri Anderson officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 212 E. Sixth St., Vinton. A memorial fund had been established. Donna was born May 29, 1939, in Shellsburg, to Delbert C. and C. Ruby (Burt) Henry, and graduated from Urbana High School in 1957....

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Jim Goersch

VINTON: Jim Goersch, 79, died Thursday, November 24, 2016 at Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5 to 7 PM, Monday at Phillips Family Center, 605 Second Avenue in Vinton. Interment will be in Maplewood Cemetery in Vinton at 11 AM on Tuesday with full military honors conducted by the US Navy Funeral Honors and Geo. G. Luckey American Legion Post #57. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Boston Terrier Rescue of North Carolina at www.btrnc.org. Jim was born October 23, 1937 in St. Louis, MO to Paul and...

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Ellen Havran Krezek

CLUTIER:      Ellen Havran Krezek, 87, of Dysart and formerly of Clutier,  died Sunday, November 20, 2016 at Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton following a sudden illness. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m, Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Phillips Funeral Home in Keystone.  Interment will be held at Oneida Cemetery near Clutier.  Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Ellen was born December 15, 1928 at Keystone to Charles and Minnie (Peters) Havran.  She graduated from the Keystone High School and then attended Iowa State Teachers College in...

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Edmund “Eddie” Ternes

NEWHALL:  Edmund “Eddie” Ternes, 89, died Thursday, November 17, 2016 at his home following a brief illness. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Newhall with Father Craig Steimel as Celebrant. Interment will be held at St. Patrick & St. Paul Cemetery near Watkins. Military Rites will be conducted by John Ward McGranahan American Legion Post 167 and Iowa Military Funeral Honors.  Visitation will be held at the church from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday.  A memorial fund has been established. Edmund was born...

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Mary Ann Barbara Kreutner

ATKINS:     Mary Ann Barbara Kreutner, 92, joined her Heavenly Father, November 9, 2016 at the Vinton Lutheran Home following an extended illness. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, November 12, 2016 at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Atkins with Pastor Douglas Woltemath officiating.  Interment will be held at St. Stephen’s Cemetery near Atkins.  Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday at the Fellowship Hall of the church.  To honor Mary Ann’s wishes, the casket will be closed.  In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established. Mary Ann Wilhelmi was born October 13, 1924 on the farm in Atkins to Karl and Laura (Rammelsberg) Wilhelmi.  She was confirmed in 1938 at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church. On March 16, 1944 she was united in marriage to Marvin Kreutner at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Atkins.  The couple farmed and raised their family in the Atkins area.  In 1963 they purchased the Maples Resort in Delhi.  Mary Ann enjoyed their years in that business and made many more lifelong friends. During her life she had also enjoyed membership at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Delaware and Our Savior Lutheran Church in Manchester where she was a member of the Ladies Aide and Evangelism Team. Mary Ann mostly enjoyed spending time with her family.  She also enjoyed playing cards and her Bridge Players Club.  She was...

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Donna M. Severtsgaard

VINTON:  Donna Severtsgaard, 90, of Vinton died Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha.  Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Vinton with Rev. Stephen Preus officiating.  Private family interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery.  Visitation will be one hour prior to service time at the church on Saturday.  In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.  Phillips Funeral Home in Vinton is in charge of arrangements.  Condolences may be left at:  www.phillipsfuneralhomes.com. Donna was born February 7, 1926 in Clarion to Gerhard and Hazel (Tendall) Tegland.  She was united in marriage to Ernie Severtsgaard on March 24, 1945 in Clarion.  Ernie preceded her in death on August 22, 2011. Donna worked for the ASCS office in Vinton, the Benton County Assessor’s Office and lastly as the School Secretary at West Elementary School in Vinton. She was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church where she was active in Mary Martha Guild, the Vinton Country Club and in later years a social member for bridge.  Donna enjoyed couples bridge group and Shaping You.  She also so enjoyed her coffee groups with the retired school secretaries and “Dick and the has-beens.”  She also loved taking family vacations, especially to the West Coast and several trips to the East Coast. ...

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