Obituaries

Thomas R. “Tommy” Thompson, 90

Thomas R. “Tommy” Thompson, 90, of Marshalltown, IA, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, IA. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the First Congregational Church in Marshalltown. Visitation will be ...

Robert D. Stewart, 96

Robert D. Stewart, 96, of Marshalltown, IA, passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at State Center Specialty Care in State Center, IA. A Celebration of Life will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Elmwood Country Club in Marshalltown. If you were a friend of ...

Kathleen Ann Zeuthen (Giannetto), 75

Kathleen Ann Zeuthen (Giannetto), 75, formally of Marshalltown, passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at the Mercy Hospice House in Johnston surrounded by her family. A celebration of life will be held on Friday, April 27, 2018, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Marshalltown at 11:00 a.m. with ...

Thomas R. “Tommy” Thompson, 90

Thomas R. “Tommy” Thompson, 90, of Marshalltown, IA, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, IA. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the First Congregational Church in Marshalltown. Visitation will be ...

Linda Mae Shelltrack, 66

Linda Mae Shelltrack, 66, of Ft. Yates, ND, formerly of Toledo, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018, surrounded by family at her home after a courageous battle with multiple health issues. Linda is survived by her life partner Gary Formanek (Toledo, IA); Daughters: Bonita Kay Waseskuk ...

Roger Charles Konicek, 75

Roger Charles Konicek, 75, of Tama, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at Premier Estates of Toledo under the care of Hospice Compassus. As per Roger’s wishes there will be no public services. Roger was born on May 28, 1942, in Tama, Iowa, the son of Fred and Mildred (Papez) ...

Caryle Smith, 72

Funeral services for Caryle “Jean” Smith, 72, of Marshalltown, were held on April 25, 2018, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home. Pastors Illeana Manship and Bobby Shomo officiated the service. Pallbearers were Bill Bown, Richard Smith, Roger Chase, Charles Cheville, Omar Manship, ...

Ronald Patton, 80

Ronald Patton, 80, of Marshalltown, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at UnityPoint Hospital in Marshalltown, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Marshalltown. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until ...

Janice “Jo” J. (Mason) Freese Schroeder, 84

Janice “Jo” J. (Mason) Freese Schroeder, 84, of Grinnell; formerly of Baxter died on Monday, April 23, 2018, at Mayflower in Grinnell. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 26, 2018, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Newton. The family will greet friends from 5-7 ...

David Earl Snyder, 84

David Earl Snyder, 84, of Marshalltown, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018, at Southridge Specialty Care in Marshalltown. A memorial service for Dave will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown. Memorials ...

Robert D. Stewart, 96

Robert D. Stewart, 96, of Marshalltown, IA, passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at State Center Specialty Care in State Center, IA. A Celebration of Life will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Elmwood Country Club in Marshalltown. If you were a friend of ...

LaVerne Freese, 83

Funeral services for LaVerne Freese, 83, of Marshalltown, formerly of State Center, were held April 24, 2018, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in State Center, Iowa, where Father Rick Dagit officiated. He was laid to rest in the St. Joseph Cemetery, State Center, with full military honors, ...

Thomas R. Thompson, 90

Thomas R. Thompson, 90, of Marshalltown, IA, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, IA. Services are pending with Anderson Funeral Homes in Marshalltown. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com.

Caryle “Jean” Smith, 72

Caryle “Jean” Smith, 72, of Marshalltown, Iowa passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at the Iowa River Hospice Home in Marshalltown, Iowa, surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in ...

Margaret Jo “Mardi” Gruver, 62

Margaret Jo “Mardi” Gruver, 62, passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer on Saturday, April 7, 2018, surrounded by closest family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Chuck and Eleanor Ward, and is survived by her loving husband of 21 years, Michael Ralph Gruver, of Lake ...

David Earl Snyder, 84

David Earl Snyder, 84, of Marshalltown, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018, at Southridge Specialty Care in Marshalltown. A memorial service is currently pending with Mitchell Family Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to Care Initiatives Hospice Home in Des Moines. For more ...

William E. “Bill” Trampe, 90

William E. “Bill” Trampe, 90 of Rural Owasa, Iowa passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018 in Iowa Falls, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 23, 2018 at the Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, ...

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Exodus 14:21-29 tells of the parting of the Red Sea and the “pillar of fire and cloud.” Liberal theologians explain all this as mere natural events; very high winds parting the sea and a volcano causing the pillar of fire and cloud. If that is correct, then don’t you agree that these two ...

Alejandro “Alex” Esparza, 28

Funeral services for Alex Esparza, 28, of Toledo, Iowa were held on April 20, 2018 at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home. Pastor Alfredo Martinez officiated the service and Betty Nikkel played music. He was laid to rest in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Toledo. His caregivers from the Iowa River ...

Robin Colleen Gruchow, 55

Robin Colleen Gruchow, 55, of Marshalltown, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. A Memorial service will be held by the family at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the family. For more information or to send a condolence, please visit ...