Obituaries

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, ...

ASK AUGUSTINE

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 ...

Mark Jeske, 58

Funeral services for Mark Jeske, 58, of New Providence, were held on April 17, 2018 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Eldora, Iowa where Reverend David Splett officiated. Special music was performed by Kristin Hagedon. Ushers were Larry Balvanz and Stan Granzow. Pallbearers were Scott Ridout, ...

Leland Baie

Leland Baie was born October 29, 1933, to Leo and Lucille (Goodman) Baie in Rhodes, Iowa. He enjoyed referring to himself as a “Rhodes Scholar” having graduated from Rhodes High School in 1951. He died suddenly of a heart attack on April 17, 2018, at his home. He had always had a job ...

LaVerne Raphael Freese, 83

LaVerne Raphael Freese, 83, of Marshalltown, Iowa, formerly of State Center, passed away early Thursday morning, April 19, 2018, at the Iowa River Hospice Home in Marshalltown, Iowa. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in ...

Leland Baie

Leland Baie was born October 29, 1933, to Leo and Lucille (Goodman) Baie in Rhodes, Iowa. He enjoyed referring to himself as a “Rhodes Scholar” having graduated from Rhodes High School in 1951. He died suddenly of a heart attack on April 17, 2018, at his home. He had always had a job ...

Mark Lindholm, 65

Mark Lindholm, 65, died unexpectedly April 17, 2018, at his home in Grandview, Missouri. He was born January 17, 1953, to Joe and Vera (Knutsen) Lindholm in Audubon, Iowa. After graduating from Audubon High School, Mark graduated from Augustana College and then from University of Iowa Law ...

Jeananne Marie Robins, 53

Jeananne Marie Robins, 53, of Clemons, passed away on April 14, 2018. Cremation rites have been accorded and there are currently no services scheduled for Jeananne. For more information or to send a condolence, please visit www.mitchellfh.com or call 641-844-1234. Mitchell Family Funeral ...

William “Bill” B. Gray, 95

William “Bill” B. Gray, 95, of Zearing, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services are currently pending at Fredregill Funeral & Cremation Care in Zearing, Iowa.

Ruthmae “Erpie” Karl, 89

Ruthmae “Erpie” Karl, 89, of Marshalltown, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at Grandview Heights Rehab and Healthcare in Marshalltown, Iowa. A memorial gathering at Mitchell Family Funeral Home will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 10:30 a.m. with the family ...