Obituaries

Gerald M. “Jerry” Downs, 92

Gerald M. “Jerry” Downs, 92, of Marshalltown, Iowa passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at the Iowa River Hospice House of Marshalltown, with his loving and devoted family by his side. A celebration of his life will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 22, 2019, at the First Church ...

Betty Lou Riebkes, 88

Betty Lou Riebkes, 88, of Iowa Falls passed away Monday, February 18, 2019, at Scenic Manor Nursing Home in Iowa Falls. Funeral services for Betty Lou Riebkes will be 10:00 am Saturday, February 23, 2019, at the Austinville Christian Reformed Church in Austinville, Iowa. There will be a time ...

Traci Lynn Gunderson, 49

Traci Lynn Gunderson, 49, of Van Cleve, went home to be with the Lord on February 19th, 2019, at the Iowa River Hospice Home in Marshalltown, as her mother held her hand. Memorial services for Traci will be held on Saturday, February 23rd, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at the Mitchell Family Funeral ...

Randall Hartwig, 66

A Memorial service for Randy Hartwig, 66, of Marshalltown, was held on February 15, 2019, at St. Henry Catholic Church. Father Don Czapla officiated the service. Special music was performed by Denise Determan and Karen Mroz. Honorary pallbearers were Chad Anderson, Ryan Anderson, Kelly ...

Ginger Noel Carter, 39

Funeral services for Ginger Noel Carter, 39, were held on February 15, 2019, at St. Mary Catholic Church. Father Alan Dietzenbach officiated the service. Special music was performed by Gloria DeBower and Michelle Roseburrough & the St. Mary Funeral Choir. Pallbearers were Kyler Reece, ...

Marland Birchard, 74

Marland Birchard, 74, of Marshalltown, Iowa, passed away peacefully on the morning of Sunday, February 17, 2019. Public graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 22, 2019, at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens with Marty Mitchell officiating. Public visitation will be held ...

Shirley Ziemke

A graveside service will be held for Shirley Ziemke on Monday, February 25, 2019, at the Marrietta Cemetery at 12:30, with a memorial service held at 1:00 p.m. at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home. A Public visitation will be held on Sunday, February 24, from 1-3:00 p.m. at the Mitchell ...

Gerald M. Downs, 92

Gerald M. Downs, 92, of Marshalltown, IA, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at Iowa River Hospice House in Marshalltown. Arrangements are pending with Anderson Funeral Homes in Marshalltown. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com.

David Price, 77

David Price, 77, of Gilman, died on Friday, February 15, 2019, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. A visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 21st at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell. A reception will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on ...

Virginia Johnson, 65

Funeral services for Virginia “Granny” Ann Johnson, 65, of Marshalltown, were held on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home where Pastor John Whitehead officiated. Pallbearers were Michael Johnson, Colton Arvidson, Ethan Gerke, Clint Wedgwood, Shane ...

Helen V. Koehler, 97

Helen V. Koehler, 97, of Marshalltown, IA, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at Lantern Park Specialty Care in Coralville, IA. DUE TO IMPENDING WINTER STORM, Memorial Services will be changed to 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 21, 2019, at Anderson Funeral Homes in Marshalltown. A ...

John Woerner, 83

John Woerner, 83, of Marshalltown, IA, passed away Friday, February 15, 2019, at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m., Friday, February 22, 2019, at the Iowa Veterans Home Chapel in Marshalltown. Visitation will be 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., Friday, February ...

Marland Birchard, 74

Marland Birchard, 74, of Marshalltown, Iowa, passed away peacefully on the morning of Sunday, February 17, 2019, at Southridge Specialty Care.

James Blazek, 84

A Memorial service for James Frank Blazek, 84, of Johnston, was held on February 18, 2019, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home. He was laid to rest in the Riverside Cemetery. Military Honors were provided by the Combined VFW/American Legion Honor Guard from the surrounding area. Retirees ...

Helen V. Koehler, 97

Helen V. Koehler, 97, of Marshalltown, IA, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at Lantern Park Specialty Care in Coralville, IA. Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at Anderson Funeral Home in Marshalltown. A luncheon and time of fellowship will follow at ...

Jerry Gummert, 81

Jerry Gummert, 81, of Marshalltown, Iowa passed away on February 16, 2019 at the Iowa River Hospice Home with his family at his side. At this time no services are planned for Jerry. Any memorials for Jerry may be directed to the family. For more information or to send a condolence please ...

Laura Ellen Minkel

Laura Minkel, 100, of Marshalltown and formerly from Sumner, Iowa, died Friday evening, February 8, 2019, at Southridge Specialty Care in Marshalltown, Iowa. Services for Laura will be held Friday, February 22, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner with Rev. Tracy Hinkel ...

Jeanne S. Howard, 97

Jeanne S. Howard, 97, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2019, at Trinity Center at Luther Park in Des Moines, IA. Services will be held 10:30 am Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at Westover Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines, Iowa. Jeanne was born October ...

Charlene Wood, 82

Charlene Wood, 82, of Iowa Falls, Iowa passed away February 14, 2019 at the Hansen Family Hospital of Iowa Falls. Funeral services for Charlene Wood will be 10:30 am Tuesday February 19, 2019 at the Linn’s Funeral Home; 1521 Washington Ave.; Iowa Falls, Iowa 50126. There will be a time of ...

John Woerner, 83

John Woerner, 83 of Marshalltown, IA passed away Friday, February 15, 2019 at Unity Point Hospital in Marshalltown. Arrangements are pending at Anderson Funeral Homes.