Obituaries

James B. Fitz (Jim), 79

James B. Fitz (Jim), 79, of Melbourne, Iowa, passed away on the morning of Friday, May 12, 2017, at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. Jim was born spring 1938, in Marshalltown, Iowa, the son of Eugene and Hazel (Wehrman) Fitz. He was raised and educated in Van Cleve. He was proud of having ...

Mildred “Millie” Pizel 85

Mildred “Millie” Pizel 85, of Marshalltown, Iowa, passed away Saturday May 6, 2017, at Southridge Nursing and Rehab in Marshalltown. There will be no funeral services. In lieu of a memorial, please do a good deed for someone in need. The Anderson Funeral Homes, 405 W. Main St., ...

LaNida Severidt, 95

LaNida Severidt, 95, passed away May 10, 2017, at the Madrid Home for the Aging, Madrid, Iowa. A visitation will be held 4 - 6:00 p.m., Sunday, May 14, 2017 at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd). Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m., Monday, May 15th, in the ...

Lawrence Ferguson Mills, 93

Dr. Lawrence Ferguson Mills, Professor Emeritus of Art, Central College, Pella, Iowa died at the age of 93, on January 5th, 2017. Lorenzo (as he enjoyed being called) taught Art and Art History at Central for 43 years. He attended Grinnell College, was a Drake University graduate, a ...

Marie Hendrickson, 104

Marie Hendrickson, 104, of Marshalltown, Iowa, passed away on the morning of Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in the comfort of her own home, with her loving daughter by her side. Following Marie’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. The family will be holding a private celebration of life for ...

Dennis Eugene Karl, 76

Dennis Eugene Karl, 76, of Marshalltown, Iowa passed away on Monday May 8, 2017, at the Iowa Veteran’s Home in Marshalltown, Iowa. He was born on January 22, 1941, in Sioux Rapids, Iowa, to Thomas and Vera (Kruger) Karl. Graveside services for Dennis will be held on Friday, May 12, 2017, at ...

Janice Kay Inks, 77

Janice Kay Inks, 77, of Iowa Falls, IA, formerly of State Center, IA passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017, at Scenic Manor Care, in Iowa Falls, IA. Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at Hillside Cemetery, in State Center. Arrangements are entrusted to Anderson ...

Leslie Lyle Hamblin, 65

Leslie Lyle Hamblin, 65, died on May 5, 2017, at his home in Wendell, NC. He was born January 19, 1952, son of Mary (Mathis) and Richard Hamblin in Marshalltown, Iowa. He was raised in Marshalltown and graduated from MHS in 1970. He was a machinist and tool maker at Fisher Controls (Emerson) ...

Jerry Ahrens

Jerry Ahrens passed away on the 6th of May 2017 after a short battle with lymphoma. Jerry was born September 24, 1934, in Kimberly, Minnesota. He moved to Iowa as a youth and work for Fisher Controls in Marshalltown, Iowa. He lived on an acreage with his family in Dunbar for several ...

Ralph M. Smouse, 83

Funeral services for Ralph M. Smouse, 83, of Marshalltown, IA were held Friday, May 5, 2017, at Mitchell Family Funeral Home with Angela Doty serving as Chaplin. Mr. Smouse will be laid to rest in Riverside Cemetery at a later date. Mitchell Family Funeral Home was entrusted with the care ...

Frances Dorothy Howard, 99

Funeral services for Frances Dorothy Howard, 99, of Marshalltown, IA, were held Saturday, May 6, 2017, at Iowa River Church of the Brethren with Pastor David Lewis officiating. Mrs. Howard was laid to rest in Iowa River Brethren Cemetery. Pallbearers were Devin Brady, Ryan Brady, Doug ...

Thomas Palmer, 64

Thomas Palmer, 64, of Marshalltown, passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Services for Thomas will be held at a later date by his family. For more information or to send a condolence, please visit www.mitchellfh.com or call 641-844-1234. ...

Jerry Ahrens

Interment will be at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017. There will be no public visitation. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the Marshalltown Animal Rescue League. Mitchell Family Funeral home ...

Barbara J. Backen, 74

Barbara J. Backen, 74, of Tama, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Premier Estates of Toledo under the care of Iowa River Hospice. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama with Rev. Dewey Grimes officiating. Interment will ...

Joseph Mark Goodman

Joseph Mark Goodman passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 10:30 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Oratory in Haverhill, Iowa, with Father Don Czapla officiating. Left to cherish his memory are his children Garrett and Josh ...

Joan Marie Walker, 86

Joan Marie Walker, 86, of Hubbard, Iowa, formerly of Eldora, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at the Hubbard Care Center in Hubbard. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at the Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora. Burial will follow at the Eastlawn ...

Janice Inks, 77

Janice Inks, 77, formerly of State Center, IA passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017, at Scenic Manor, in Iowa Falls, IA. Arrangements are pending at Anderson Funeral Homes, 405 W. Main St., Marshalltown.

Loretta Tracy, 90

Loretta Tracy, 90, of Ankeny, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017, surrounded by much love from her family. Visitation was held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the church on Wednesday with a 7 p.m. Rosary. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 30, 2017, at Our ...

Joyce Morlan, 83

Joyce Morlan, 83, of Eldora, IA passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2017, at Allen Memorial in Waterloo, IA. Funeral service for Joyce Morlan was Friday, May 05, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Eldora, IA. Burial will follow in the Eastlawn Memory ...

Ned (Ted) Alfonse Trowbridge, Jr., 96

Funeral services were held for Ned (Ted) Alfonse Trowbridge, Jr., 96, of Lenox, IA, formerly of Marshalltown on Friday, May 5, 2017, at Mitchell Family Funeral Home. Officiant was Rev. Sandra Wainwright Rossander, of First Presbyterian Church in Villisca, IA. Mr. Trowbridge was laid to rest in ...