Author: Phillips Funeral Home

Brenda Lee Fennern

VINTON:  Brenda Lee Fennern, 56, died Saturday October 21, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness. To honor her wishes she was cremated and a Memorial Visitation will be held at Blessed Hope Church from 2 to 5 PM on Saturday, October 28, 2017 where friends may share special memories of Brenda beginning at 3 PM, and Hospice Chaplain Duane Potter will offer prayers. Brenda was born June 4, 1961 in Vinton to LaVerne and Luella (Burris) Rouse. She is survived by her husband Steve Schutterle; her sons, Levi and Justin Schutterle of Vinton; her daughter, Heather Fennern...

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John A. Pickart

KEYSTONE:     John A. Pickart, 81, died Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at his home of an apparent heart attack. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 PM, on Friday, October 20, 2017 at Phillips Funeral Home in Keystone.  To honor John’s wishes, the casket will remain closed at all times.   A Celebration Of Life will be held at the Keystone Turner Hall from noon to 3 PM, on Saturday with a time to share memories of John. Refreshments will be served.  Private Committal Services will be held at the Keystone Cemetery. John was born November 18, 1935 at Norway to...

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Marjorie Helen (Davis) Rouse

Marjorie Helene (Davis) Rouse, age 100, died Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Phillips Funeral Home, Vinton (Please note the change in location), with burial following at the Brandon cemetery.  Longtime family friend Rev. William Quibell will be officiating.  Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, October 20, 2017 at Phillips Funeral Home in Vinton.  Visitation will continue an hour before services at Phillips Funeral Home. Marjorie Helen (Davis) Rouse was born September 16, 1917 in Jesup to Ethel (Meythaler) and George W. Davis.  She graduated from...

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Geraldine “Gerry” Taschner

ATKINS:  Geraldine “Gerry” Taschner, 84, died Friday, October 13, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 18th at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Atkins, with the Rev. Douglas Woltemath officiating. Interment will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery near Newhall. Visitation also will be held at the church on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. in St. Stephen’s Fellowship Hall.  A memorial fund has been established.  Phillips Funeral Home in Vinton is in charge of arrangements Geraldine was born on November 12, 1932 in South English, Iowa, the daughter of...

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John David Mitchell

ATKINS:  John David Mitchell, 83, formerly of Atkins, Iowa, died Saturday, September 30 at Mercy Hallmar Care Center in Cedar Rapids following a long illness. Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Saturday, October 7, 2017 at St. John Lutheran Church in Newhall with Pastor Douglas Woltemath officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 am prior to service.  Interment to follow at the Fairfax Cemetery with Graveside Military Rites. John was born March 12, 1934 in Atkins to Andrew and Pearl (Abrahamson) Mitchell.  After graduating from high school, he was drafted into the Navy where he spent...

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Henry G. Van Eschen

VINTON:     Henry G. Van Eschen, died on his 93rd birthday at Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab on Saturday, September 30, 2017 following an extended illness.      A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM, Friday, October 6, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Vinton with Father Ardel Barta as Celebrant.  Interment will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Vinton with Graveside Military Rites conducted by Geo. G. Luckey American Legion Post #57 of Vinton and Iowa Military Funeral Honors. Friends may call at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 212 E. 6th St. in Vinton from 4...

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Pam Adams

WATERLOO:  Pamela “Pam” S. Kruse Adams, 45, died September 28, 2017 at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo.  Pam gave the gift of life through the Iowa Donor Network. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM, Monday, October 2, 2017 at Urbana United Methodist Church with Pastor Sue Ney and Pastor Megan Graves officiating.  Interment will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Vinton.  Visitation will be held from 3 – 7 PM Sunday at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 212 East Sixth Street in Vinton.  A memorial fund has been established. Pamela was born September 30, 1971 at Fremont, Nebraska...

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Terry Norton

BLAIRSTOWN:  Terry Norton, 80 a resident of Sunrise Hill Care Center in Traer died Monday, September 25, 2017.  A Memorial Service will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the Blairstown Legion Hall with Rev. Travis Borkosky officiating.  The family will receive friends from 9 AM until service time on Saturday.  Private interment will be held at a later date in Terry’s hometown of Moulton, Iowa.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Blairstown Recreation Board. Terry was born August 13, 1937 to Winfred “Fud” and Helen (Hoover) Norton at Moline, Illinois.  He...

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Robert Howard Baughman

GARRISON:  Robert Howard Baughman, 90 died Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at the Vinton Lutheran Home. Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the Garrison United Methodist Church with Rev. Lexie Kirkpatrick officiating.  Friends may register from 9:30 until service time at the church. Graveside Military Rites will be conducted by Geo. G. Luckey American Legion Post #57 at the Garrison Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Garrison United Methodist Church.  Phillips Funeral Home in Vinton is in charge of arrangements. Robert was born August 16, 1926 at home to Howard and Edna (Feight) Baughman. ...

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Esther Mae Rinderknecht

URBANA:   Esther Mae Rinderknecht, 85 of Urbana died Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at her home.  Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at the Urbana Methodist Church with Pastor Sue Ney officiating.  Interment will be in the Urbana Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4 – 7 PM, Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 212 East Sixth Street in Vinton.  A Memorial Fund has been established. Esther was born May 30, 1932 in Vinton to Otto and Rosa (Brehm) Knaack.  She graduated from Lincoln High School in Vinton with the class of 1950. Esther was...

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Harold Schulte

VINTON:     Harold Schulte, 85, died Friday, September 15, 2017 at Iowa Veterans Hospital in Iowa City following an extended illness. Funeral Services will be held at 2 PM Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 212 E. 6th St, Vinton with Father Ardel Barta officiating.  Interment will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Vinton.  Friends may register at the funeral home from 1 PM until service time.  A memorial fund has been established. Harold was born July 2, 1932 at Watkins to John R. and Mary Jane (Nolan) Schulte.  He attended Country School in Jackson...

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Ava Jean “Jean” Fischer

VAN HORNE:     Ava Jean “Jean” Fischer, 93, died Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at the Keystone Nursing Care Center in Keystone following an extended illness. Funeral Services will be at 11 AM, Monday, September 18, 2017 at Salem United Methodist Church in Van Horne with Pastor Crystal Oberheu officiating.  Visitation will be from 10 AM until service time at the church.  To Honor her wishes the casket will remain closed at all times.  Private Committal Services will be at Salem Cemetery in Van Horne.   A Memorial Fund has been established. Jean was born July 4, 1924 in Cedar Rapids to...

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