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Obituaries

Mildred C. Bryngelson, 101

Mildred Cleone Bryngelson, 101, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at the Iowa River Hospice Home in Marshalltown, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in rural Leon, IA, on January 23, 1918, to Ralph and Lelah M. (Ryan) Ridgway. She lost her mother at age 2; at age 4, she ...

Sandra Hartwig, 81

Sandra Hartwig, 81, of State Center, passed away peacefully on the morning of Thursday, March 28th, at the Iowa River Hospice Home with family at her side. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 31st, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in State Center with Rev. Joan Swander ...

Robert “Bob” Sondag, 66

Robert “Bob” Sondag, 66, of Marshalltown, Iowa, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2019, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. A public visitation for Bob will be held from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2019, (NOTE DATE) at Mitchell Family Funeral Home, where his ...

Robert (Bob) Kenneth Wasielewski

Robert (Bob) Kenneth Wasielewski, Child of God, left this life to live in eternal life with the Lord God our Savior and all the angels and saints on March 19, 2019. Services on Thursday, April 4, 2019, at Saint Henry’s Catholic Church in Marshalltown, Iowa include a public visitation at ...

Kenneth Sohl, 85

Kenneth Sohl, 85, of Rock Rapids, IA, originally from Hull and Marshalltown, died Thursday, March 21, 2019, at the VA Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. Ken is survived by Elaine, his wife of sixty-four years; a daughter Karla (Paul) Sherman, of Apple Valley, MN; a son Kelvin (Kathy Rodier) ...

Arlene I. “Fuzzy” Goos, 94

Funeral services for Arlene I. “Fuzzy” Goos, 94, were held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at Peace United Church of Christ in Gladbrook, IA. Rev. Joseph Hackett officiated the service with special music provided by June Bessman, organist and Linda Goos, vocalist. Casket ...

Roger Fiscus, 65

Roger Fiscus, 65, of Marshalltown, passed away Wednesday, March 27th, 2019. A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 1, 2019, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. with a public visitation held one hour prior. Memorial donations may be made to the family while a fund is ...

Robert W. Collins, 76

Robert W. Collins, 76, of Toledo, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at his home under the care of Iowa River Hospice and his family. A Memorial Visitation will be held Saturday, March 30, 2019, from 4-6 PM at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama. A Private Interment will be held at ...

Ida M. Messina, 99

Ida M. Messina, 99, of Tulsa, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2019. She was born March 19, 1920, in Belle Plaine, IA to Leeman and Emma Elizabeth Quigley. Ida was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, the St. Pius X Women’s Ministry and the 55 Plus Club. She worked with Meals on Wheels ...

Russell Edgar Karsjens, 96

Russell Edgar Karsjens, 96, of Maple Grove, MN, passed away on March 25, 2019. Preceded in death by parents, Raymond and Esther Madsen Karsjens; brother, Lester Karsjens. Russell is survived by his wife of 73 years, Louise Finger Karsjens; children: Brian (Barb) Karsjens, Paula (Gashaw) ...

Diane Ruth Smith, 75

Funeral Services for Diane Smith, 75, of Marshalltown, were held on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home where Pastor Bobby Shomo officiated the service. Honorary pallbearers were John Wentzien, James Wentzien, Jane Wentzien, Brad Lawrence, Art Buchwald and John ...

Robert “Bob” Sondag, 66

Robert “Bob” Sondag, 66, of Marshalltown, Iowa, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2019, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. A public visitation for Bob will be held from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2019 (NOTE DATE) at Mitchell Family Funeral Home, where his ...

Shirley Leschin

Shirley Leschin peacefully passed away with her family by her side on Sunday morning, February 24, 2019, at the Iowa River Hospice Home in Marshalltown, Iowa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at St. Henry Catholic Church with Fr. Don ...

Vivvian (Bennett) Dannen, 85

Vivvian (Bennett) Dannen, 85, of Mankato, MN, and formerly of Stuart, IA, died on Sunday, March 24, 2019, at Hillcrest Rehabilitation Center in Mankato. Family graveside services will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Alden Township Cemetery in Alden, IA. Mankato ...

Arlene I. “Fuzzy” Goos, 94

Arlene I. “Fuzzy” Goos, 94, of Gladbrook, IA, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2019, at Westbrook Acres in Gladbrook. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 28, 2019, at Peace United Church of Christ in Gladbrook. Visitation will be 9:30 a.m., until the time of the services, ...

Elnora McBride, 86

Elnora McBride, 86, of Marshalltown, Iowa, passed away on March 21, 2019, at Grandview Nursing and Rehab. A private interment will be held for Elnora. For more information please visit www.mitchellfh.com or by calling (641)844-1234. Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Elnora and her ...

Bills making their way through Senate

It was an honor to have American Legion members joins us on the Senate Floor as the body passed Senate Resolution 11 to recognize the their 100th anniversary. It was truly a special moment to thank them for their service. Senate File 341 was passed in order to bring change for the protection ...

Donald H. Severidt, 94

Donald H. Severidt, 94, died Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at his home in Calvin Community of Des Moines after a brief illness. Those who celebrate his life include his wife of 71 years, Eloise (Pfantz) Severidt; his sons: Dr. Larry (Linda) Severidt, of Des Moines, Dr. Dean Severidt, of Dallas, ...

Diane Smith, 75

Diane Smith, 75, of Marshalltown, Iowa passed away on March 21, 2019 at Accura Healthcare in Marshalltown with her family at her side. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home with Bobby Shomo officiating. A visitation will ...

Gladys E. Goodman, 87

Funeral mass for Gladys E. Goodman, 87, was held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 22, 2019, at Immaculate Conception Oratory, Haverhill, IA. Father Don Czapla officiated the mass with special music provided by organist Denice Determan and vocalist Karen Mroz. Urn bearers were her grandchildren: ...