Author: Phillips Funeral Home

Hazel L. Eastwood

Vinton:     Hazel L. Eastwood, 84, died Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at her home following a brief illness. Funeral Services will be held 10 AM Friday, January 12, 2018 at Phillips Family Center, 605 2nd Ave. in Vinton with Rev. Jessica Crane-Munoz officiating.  Visitation will also be held at the Family Center from 5-7 Thursday.  Interment will be held at Salem Cemetery near Van Horne. Hazel was born April 10, 1933 at Ladora, IA to Ernest and Martha (Hoover) Seeman. On August 30, 1968 she was united in marriage to James LeRoy Eastwood, Sr. at Rock Island, IL.  Jim preceded...

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John Jacob Pohlmann

VINTON:   John Jacob Pohlmann, of Vinton, IA, went to his heavenly home on January 7th, 2018, surrounded by family after a brief illness.  Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM, Friday, January 12, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Vinton with Rev. Stephen K. Preus officiating.  Full military rites will be conducted by the Geo. G. Luckey American Legion Post #57 and the United States Marine Corps.  Interment will be at the Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4 – 7 PM on Thursday at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 212 East Sixth Street in Vinton.  A Memorial fund...

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Alice E. Gahring

NEWHALL:  Alice E. Gahring, age 101, died Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Rock Ridge Residential Care Center in Shellsburg. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 6, 2018 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 at the church in Newhall from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Saturday. A memorial fund has been established. Alice was born to Robert and Bessie (Blinkinsop) Dixon on September 16, 1916 in Miller, SD. Alice graduated from Belle Plaine high school with...

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Scott Allen Van Wey

VINTON: Scott Allen Van Wey, of rural Vinton, died December 22, 2017, from a rare and deadly type of thyroid cancer. MEMORIAL SERVICE:  2:00 PM, Saturday, JANUARY 13, 2018 at Wildcat Golf Course and Country Club in Shellsburg, following the memorial service a Celebration of Life will be held until 6:00 PM. He was born in Postville, Iowa, on July 11, 1963. The oldest of five children, he attended Valley High School in Elgin, Iowa. He was always a hard worker, and took a lot of pride in whatever he did. He did dry walling hanging, finishing, and painting...

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Delbert Theodore “Ted” Rice

SHELLSBURG:     Delbert Theodore ‘Ted” Rice, 63, died Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Heritage Specialty Care in Cedar Rapids. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 212 E. 6th St. in Vinton with Pastor Mike Ferguson officiating. Interment will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Vinton. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 PM on Tuesday at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established. “Ted” was born December 13, 1954 in Vinton to Delbert and Christine (Climer) Rice and graduated from Shellsburg High School in 1974. He was...

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Roxann Bistline

BRANDON:  Roxann Bistline, 61 of Brandon died, Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Manor Care in Cedar Rapids following a brief illness.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, Friday, December 29, 2017 at Phillips Family Center, 605 Second Avenue in Vinton with Rev. Mark Dieter officiating.  Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton.  Visitation will be from 5 – 7 PM, Thursday also at the family center.  A memorial fund has been established. Roxann was born August 20, 1956 in Vinton to Don and Virginia (Brehm) Bistline.  She graduated from Washington High School in Vinton with the class...

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Regina Kay (Little) Burkart

NEWHALL:  Regina Kay (Little) Burkart, 65, died Friday, December 22, 2017, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House in Hiawatha. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 29, 2017 at the Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 212 East Sixth Street in Vinton with Pastor Mike Andrew officiating. Interment will be held at the Palo Cemetery.   Friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.   In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established. Regina was born August 16, 1952, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of George Elvin and LaVonne (Lint) Little. ...

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Colleen Albers

KEYSTONE: Colleen J. Albers died Wednesday, December 2017 at the Keystone Nursing Care Center in Keystone. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, December 23 at St. John Lutheran Church in Keystone with Rev. B. Andrew Wright officiating. Interment will be held at the Keystone Cemetery.  Friends may call at Phillips Funeral Home in Keystone from 4 to 7 p.m., on Friday. A memorial fund has been established. Colleen was born on May 15, 1933 in Keystone to Rudy and Viola Hadachek.  She graduated from Clutier High School in 1951 and was a proud member of the...

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Judy A. Merchant

DYSART:  Judy Ann (Fleming) Merchant of Dysart, IA, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017 after a long struggle with cancer. Judy was born on June 11, 1950, to James W. and Donna (Grimm) Fleming of Garrison.  She graduated from Dysart-Geneseo High School in 1968, and from Gates Business College, Waterloo, in 1969.  On June 7, 1969, she married Dan L. Merchant, son of Clyde and Shirley Merchant of Garrison. The family will hold visitation at Calvary Baptist Church, 407 Main Street, Dysart, from 4:00-7:00 PM on Tuesday, December 26.  Funeral services will be held at Calvary Baptist Church at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, December 27.  The internment will immediately follow at the Garrison Cemetery, after which, a luncheon will be served in the Calvary Baptist Church fellowship hall.  Rev. Daniel Hartwig will officiate at the funeral and graveside services.  Phillips Funeral Home in Vinton is in charge of arrangements, online condolences may be left at: www.phillipsfuneralhomes.com. Judy grew up at her family’s farm near Garrison, IA; just miles from Dan’s family’s farm.  They lived in a number of locations over their 48 years of marriage. Although Iowa was always home, they lived in Kansas, Illinois, Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Colorado before eventually returning to Iowa and making Dysart their final home.  Judy spent many years using her organizational skills in various office environments and voluntarily established several church libraries, with her...

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Marcella Young

Marcella Leota Hupfeld Young, 94, died Thursday morning, December 21, 2017 at her daughter’s home in Duluth, Georgia from natural causes. Memorial Services will be held at 11 AM, Friday, January 5, 2018 at the Garrison United Methodist Church in Garrison.  Private interment will be in Garrison Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5 – 7 PM on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 212 East 6th Street in Vinton. Phillips Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Marcella “Sal” was born June 22, 1923 on the family farm in Homer Township, Benton County, near Dysart, Iowa. ...

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William C. Much

NEWHALL:  William C. Much, 75, of Newhall, went home to our Lord on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at St Luke’s Hospital following a sudden illness. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 26, from 4-7 pm, at St. John Lutheran Church in Newhall.  Memorial service will be Wednesday, December 27, at 10:30 am, also at St. John with Rev. David Lingard officiating. Interment will be at St. John Cemetery with full military rites conducted by the John Ward McGranahan American Legion Post #67, Benton County 40 – 8 Voiture 625 and Iowa Military Funeral Honors, with a lunch to follow at the...

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Colleen Albers

KEYSTONE: Colleen J. Albers died Wednesday, December 2017 at the Keystone Nursing Care Center in Keystone. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, December 23 at St. John Lutheran Church in Keystone with Rev. B. Andrew Wright officiating. Interment will be held at the Keystone Cemetery.  Friends may call at Phillips Funeral Home in Keystone from 4 to 7 p.m., on Friday. A memorial fund has been established. Colleen was born on May 15, 1933 in Keystone to Rudy and Viola (Hadachek) Koeppen.  She graduated from Clutier High School in 1951 and was a proud member of...

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