Obituaries

Gene Hoover, 58

The laughter and fun loving spirit of Gene Hoover, 58, of rural Le Grand, passed from this earthly life on the afternoon of Saturday, January 5th, at the Mayo Clinics in Rochester, MN, with his family at his side. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 9th, at the ...

Donna Gail Schuster

Donna Gail Schuster died peacefully in her sleep on January 5, 2019, at Cherry Meadows Hospice after a two-year battle with glioblastoma multiforme. Donna was born June 24, 1940, in El Reno, OK, the first daughter of Richard and Emilie Knott. After moving at age 16, she graduated from ...

Pat Finch, 87

A Mass of Christian Burial for Patricia Ann (Collins) Finch, 87, of Marshalltown, was held on January 4, 2019, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church where Father Alan Dietzenbach officiated the service. Special music was performed by Marilyn Spafford and Michelle Roseburrough. Pallbearers were ...

Isaiah Jacob Erwin

Baby Isaiah Jacob Erwin gained his wings into heaven on December 30, 2018. He was the precious newborn son of Matthew and Yai’Sha Erwin. Memorial service for Isaiah will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church in Marshalltown. For more information ...

Helen Kirby, 73

Helen Kirby, 73, of Lincoln, IA, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester, MN. Arrangements are pending with the Gladbrook Chapel of Anderson Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com.

Dennis “Shady” Lane

Dennis “Shady” Lane, of Marshalltown, passed away on January 5, 2019. A visitation will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2019, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home from 4-6:00 p.m. A celebration of life will be held at the Old Timer Tavern on Friday starting at 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. ...

Helen Kirby, 73

Helen Kirby, 73, of Lincoln, IA, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester, MN. Arrangements are pending with the Gladbrook Chapel of Anderson Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com.

Gerald Steffa, 59

Gerald Steffa, 59, of Marshalltown, IA, passed away on Friday, January 4, 2019, at the Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines, IA. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at Anderson Funeral Homes, 405 W Main Street, Marshalltown. Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 ...

Hans Beecken, 82

Hans Beecken, age 82, of Marshalltown, passed away peacefully in the morning of Saturday, January 5th, at his home in the same place his beloved wife passed away 15 months earlier. His family was present when he was ushered into heaven to meet his beloved Barbara once again. Funeral ...

Gene Hoover, 58

Gene Hoover, age 58, of rural LeGrand, passed away on Saturday afternoon, January 5th, at the Mayo Clinics in Rochester, MN, with family and friends at his side. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 9th, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home. Immediately following ...

Gerald Steffa, 59

Gerald Steffa, 59, of Marshalltown, IA, passed away on Friday, January 4, 2019, at the Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines, IA. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at Anderson Funeral Homes, 405 W Main Street, Marshalltown. Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., ...

Helen Kirby, 73

Helen Kirby, 73, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester, MN. Arrangements are pending with the Gladbrook Chapel of Anderson Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com

Larry Thomas Pritchett, 66

Larry Thomas Pritchett, 66, of Clemons, passed away in the comfort of his own home on January 2, 2019, a day short of his birthday, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday January 8, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown. ...

Frances “Luree” Riha, 86

Frances “Luree” Riha, 86, of Vining, passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at Belle Plaine Specialty Care under the care of Essence of Life Hospice. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, January 7, 2019, at 10:30 AM at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Tama with Father Michael ...

Clyde C. Youngbear, 50

Clyde C. Youngbear, 50, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Following Clyde’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. Memorial services for Clyde will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, January 7, 2019, at Mitchell Family Funeral Home with Pastor Bobby Shomo ...

LaVone Lee, 99

LaVone Lee, 99, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2019, at Grandview Heights Rehab & Healthcare in Marshalltown, IA. Arrangements are pending at Anderson Funeral Homes in Marshalltown. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com

Lucile Campbell, 101

Lucile Campbell, 101, lifelong Laurel resident, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at the Accura Healthcare in Marshalltown while in care of the Iowa River Hospice. Private family burial will be held at Graceland Cemetery in Laurel. Following the burial there will be a memorial ...

Charles Eugene Sobotka, 85

Funeral Services for Charles “Chuck” Eugene Sobotka, 85, were held on January 3, 2019, at the Conrad United Methodist Church where Pastor Gene Kubli officiated. Special music was performed by Jackie Stevens, Malcolm Miller and Henry Miller. Pallbearers were Joe Becker, Steve Sobotka, ...

Arla Mae Needham, 88

Funeral services for Arla Mae Needham, 88, were held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 3, 2019, at Anderson Funeral Homes, Marshalltown, IA. Rev. Dwayne Potter officiated the service with special music provided by pianist Lavon Keck and vocalist Rev. Dwayne Potter. Casket bearers were ...

Phyllis Johnson, 87

Funeral Services for Phyllis Johnson, 87, of Marshalltown, were held on January 3, 2019, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home. Pastor Bobby Shomo officiated and sang at the service and Jan Randall played piano. She will be laid to rest at a later date. Groups in attendance included Iowa ...